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Sally Hansen and Rimmel London have the perfect products to get you Halloween ready! From orange and black nails to matte black lips and bold liner, you will be ready in no time.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99)
This all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle— base coat, strength, treatment, salon color, topcoat, chip resistance and gel shine finish.
Complete Salon manicure delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear.
Shown below in Hooked on Onyx
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ($9.99)
The #1 no light gel system!* In just two easy steps get up to 14 days of color and shine. More chip-resistant than regular nail polish!
Shown below in Blacky-O
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens ($7.95)
The write way to turn your nails into a work of art . Forget complicated kits with stencils and decals—Sally Hansen lets you effortlessly personalize your nail. With the Nail Art Pen, your nails can be as creative as you are: Let your imagination guide your designs for limitless possibilities.
Shown below in Orange and Black
RIMMEL LONDON STAY MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR ($5.79)
Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Bold Liquid Eyeliner ($5.49)
Intense glossy colour that lasts all day and night, up to 24 hour wear. The formula is fade, transfer and waterproof. The Innovative ball tip applicator allows for a bold look.
Celebrate National Popcorn Poppin' Month!
October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and there's no better way to celebrate than with everyone's favorite snack!
In celebration, touching base with The Little Kernel "Miniature Popcorn" -one of the market's smallest (and tastiest!) popcorn brands.
With a unique, hulless, "miniature kernel," The Little Kernel is popped in 100% PURE olive oil, and is gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher, and certified whole grain.
Even better, TLK is available in six delicious flavors, including: Truffle Sea Salt, Sweet & Salty, Pink Himalayan Salt, White Cheddar, Butter and Naked (No Salt Added) (SRP: $3.49 each).
GourmetGiftBaskets.com is by far my FAVORITE online gourmet gifting company! I absolutely love their amazing selection of gift baskets and gourmet treats that makes giving the perfect gift an EASY task. Right now, GourmetGiftBaskets.com is celebrating their 15th anniversary!
To celebrate, GourmetGiftBaskets.com is offering more than $2,000 in prizes and a 15% off discount for anyone entering. To enter, you can follow the instructions here. It is that simple! (It is such FUN contest! All you do is take a selfie! Why not enter? We are ALL selfie pros these days!) HURRY, though! It ends November 15th!
Below, I am featuring a few of GourmetGiftBasket's newest items, which include some great gifts for guys -- (and we all know how hard it is to find gift for men.) Here are some new options that should satisfy most men:
1. NFL Popcorn Tins -- $59.99: How great are these, especially for couch-bound quarterbacks and other football game lovers? Tailgate in your family room with these attractive, branded tins reflecting the passion behind several top teams. Currently, GourmetGiftBaskets.com has very colorful, three-gallon tins for fans of nine different teams: New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Some of our all-time most popular flavors for men are included in each tin -- Kettle Corn, Cheesy Cheddar and Caramel Popcorn.
2. MLB Popcorn Tins -- $59.99: Now, if the men in your life would prefer playing or watching baseball, we've got you covered there, too. Sports-team ensconced tins are available for fans of the following teams: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Kettle Corn, Cheesy Cheddar and Caramel Popcorn are the featured flavors in these tins, as well.
3. Fall Seasonal Beer Bucket -- $69.99, Our seasonal beer buckets have been very popular and this one with its autumnal flavors promises to delight microbrew beer lovers as much, if not more, than its predecessors. This bucket includes Oktoberfest by Otter Creek, Pumpkin Head by Shipyard, and Harvest Barn Ale by Long Trail. Snacks that bring out the best flavor notes in these beers include our own handcrafted Hickory Maple Bacon Kettle Corn and Buffalo Popcorn, along with summer sausage, spicy cheddar cheese, crackers, pretzels and nuts.
4. Halloween Candy Stash -- $29.99, Most guys love candy (and reliving the years of their youth). Well, this new Candy Stash offers enough candy for the guys and the whole family.
Look at the adorable gift basket that I received recently from GourmetGiftBasket.com. (Below.) Isn't it cute? It is filled with all of my favorite candy. How did they know? (It sure didn't last long, however, but at least I can re-use the cute little canister. It makes a handy-candy dish!
Not only can you enter to win over $2,000 in prizes from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, but you can also enter to win one of the exciting gift baskets I have shown you above! That's right! One of my readers will receive any of the gift baskets full of goodies shown above! Which one would you choose?
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For those of you who are scent sensitive or just don’t like the fragrance in your products, these bath and body essentials are the answers to your prayers. Kneipp, MegRhythm, Ban, Josie Maran and Skinfix make it easy for you to cleanse, moisturize, and soothe your skin without worry.
Kneipp Ancient Sea Salt Mineral Bath Salt – “Sensitive Derm” ($8, Kneipp.com)
For thousands of years, salt has been known as a source of health and beauty. For those with sensitive skin, this bath salt is for you. With the combination of trace elements and mineral salts, it will bring the skin back into balance, have a skin-calming effect and provide moisture to the skin.
MegRhythm Eye Mask ($10.99 for a pack of 7, amazon.com)
This self-heating eye mask is the perfect way to de-stress, relax and hydrate surrounding skin after a long day. MegRhythm utilizes advanced self-heating technology to heighten relaxation and relieve hard working eyes with the warm and soothing sensation of steam heat.
Ban Roll-On Deodorant ($4.99, drug and mass retailers nationwide)
With Ban’s breakthrough technology, this formula specifically targets and virtually eliminates stress odor that other antiperspirants and deodorants may leave behind. Grab the unscented and start rolling on for a guaranteed sweat-free and wetness-free 24 hours.
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35, Josiemarancosmetics.com)
A silky, velvety and ultra-hydrating body butter that’s packed with more than 10 plant oils and extracts whipped to a feather-light texture. Combined with Pure Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil and White Tea Extract, this body butter will nourish, repair, moisturize, repair damaged and dry skin and infuses your skin with antioxidants. What else do you need?!
Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads ($29, Skinfix.com)
Banish dullness and reveal smoother, more radiant and healthy skin with Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads. Each textured pad is formulated with a blend of natural glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids to gently lift away embedded impurities and spent skin cells. Sugar Cane, Willow Bark and Australian Lime Pearl Extracts deliver natural AHAs to accelerate skin’s own renewal process. Gentle enough for daily use or when skin is tired or dull looking.
It is almost Halloween! Help get your little ones all geared up for that spook-tacular night of trick-or-treating with six favorite titles from NCircle Entertainment!
This month NCircle Entertainment is featuring 1 new release and 6 Halloween titles for your child's viewing pleasure. My son, Braxton has been watching them all, one by one, non-stop!
Below are the DVDs I was sent to review from NCircle Entertainment. Let's start with the newest release:
Twenty six cuddly ABC Monsters live within the walls of Capital Castle. Each monster represents a letter of the alphabet, but should any of the monsters go missing for longer than a day, all the letters will be wiped clean from every book in Capital Town!
In this DVD, embark on adventures with Alice, Brian, and Cherry Berry to search high and low for the letters V, W, X, Y, and Z. It's a very windy day in Capital Town. After checking the ABC Monsters, it seems that one of them is missing - W-Monster! So Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry head into town in hopes of finding their missing friend, W-Monster. Along the way they meet, Wanda the Weaver, Wendy the Window Cleaner and then Willie Webster. Hopefully, one of them will be able to help Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry find W-Monster during this windy day.
Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages preschool children's imaginations, while making learning exciting and entertaining.
A new spooky adventure this DVD brings, with The Cat, Nick and Sally, Fish and the Things. Meet the eeriest critters you have ever seen, arrived just in time for this Halloween! There will be lots of tricks and, of course lots of treats, to share with the animal friends you will meet! There's a coconut crab, spider monkeys and bats, and plenty more fun with The Cat in the Hat!
It's Halloween! Join Sid and his friends as they discover how bats catch mosquitoes, why spiders are expert engineer web builders, and how skeletons make up the foundation of our bodies. The kids dress up to celebrate Halloween at school, and Teacher Suzie leads them in a special Halloween parade song to show off their costumes! With Sid the Science Kid, Halloween can be spooky and scientific!
The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.
Welcome to Doozer Creek where the Doozers live! They're green. They re cute. They re three inches tall and they re full of energy, ideas, and enthusiasm! It's Spookypalooza! The time of year when all Doozers get together to spook each other. The Pod Squad makes the spookiest pumpkin ever a cool Pumpkin Doozer made by stacking three pumpkins together. But when their new invention starts rolling all around town, the Doozers have to find a way to reign in their spooky creation! Enjoy four STEM-based adventures with the Doozers!
Join Pocoyo and his friends on seven playful adventures. Whether it's playing a new game called Boo!, enjoying a monster mash party or pretending to be Godzilla & King Kong, every day is fun & engaging with Pocoyo and his friends!
Twelve year old Harry has lived and breathed magic since his early childhood. The problem is that his hometown, Appletown, is not the best place for his natural talent to blossom. Although he rehearses endlessly in his parents' barn he realizes that his dream is just that a dream. One day Harry catches the glimpse of a chance: the New York mayor has announced a magic competition due to the official opening of the Statue of Liberty.
Unfortunately, there is a slight problem with this competition, in order to try out one must be trained by a real magician. Poor Harry doesn't know a single one. Until Harry s father runs into the magician, the Great Tesla, in town and Tesla promises to see Harry. Despite the young boy s lack of knowledge Tesla spots talent, creativity and boldness in Harry. He decides to give him a chance and invites him to his own home, accompanied by his niece, Beth, and his assistant, Amrold. Tesla will teach Harry the basics of magic, his tricks but will also test him. Will Harry be strong enough to become a true magician?
You can find these great titles and others from NCircle Entertainment's website and at retailers near you.
* I am an ambassador for NCircle Entertainment and received copies of the above titles to review. All opinions are my own.
Don't Miss These Deals!
I am completely excited to share with you that two of my very favorite brands are having EXCELLENT deals! Time to stock up!
Starting at Midnight on October 12th Celebrity Hair Stylist, Franco Della Grazia will be back on HSN for a Today’s Special offering two Keranique kits for an amazing limited time value.
60 Day Regrowth Kit: Deep Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Lift & Repair Treatment Spray & Thickening & Texturizing Mousse $69.95 (all full size products $158 Value)
60 Day Volumizing Kit: Deep Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner, Follicle Boosting Serum, Lift & Repair Treatment Spray & Thickening & Texturizing Mousse $69.95 (all full size products $158 Value)
On October 13th and 14th the entire Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare collection will be 40% at all Kohl’s Department Stores, and on Kohls.com (Excluding Kits).
No matter what, the quality of an intimate moment is fully depends on whether or not you have the right lubricant on hand. And yes, talking about it does tend to kill the romance. However, I don't know about you, but the quality of the lubricant you use can be the difference between an "ahhh' moment or an "ouch" moment.
So here goes, I am discussing another kind of embarrassing subject, but an important one! One of my favorite personal lubricants is Wet. What a perfect name for a lubricant, right?
I was recently sent Wet Naturals Gel Lubricant to review. Formulated especially for women by women, Wet® Naturals™ Beautifully Bare™ is glycerin-free, paraben-free and enriched for your sensual well-being. This formula is both long lasting and luxurious and designed to enhance a woman’s natural moisture. It is recommended for those with sensitive skin. We’ve naturally flavored the clean, clear Beautifully Bare™ formula and kissed it with a touch of sweetness to bring you Sensual Strawberry™. Silky Supreme™ is ultra-moisturizing, leaving you soothingly silky and supple, even under water.
Available in three unique formulas: Beautifully Bare™, Sensual Strawberry™ and Silky Supreme™.
Wet® Naturals™ Gel Lubricant Water-Based Formula is:
- Pure Water Based
- Glycerin & Paraben Free
- Great For Sensitive Skin
- Sensual Strawberry is Lightly Flavored and Scented™
Wet® Naturals™ Gel Lubricant Silicone-Based Formula:
- High Grade Silicone Base
- Glycerin & Paraben Free
- Great Premium Lubricant For Sensitive Skin
For more information, go to: http://stayswetlonger.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
A few months after giving birth, many women notice that they will shed quite a bit of hair. Postpartum hair loss is more common than you might think –40% to 50% of women who have given birth experience it as it’s the body’s natural way of ridding the 9 months worth of hair it held onto during the pregnancy.
“While women are pregnant, the female hormones estrogen and progesterone skyrocket, causing the body to look and feel different. These hormones are not only responsible for making your mood more unreliable than ever, but can also give you that famous glow. The hormones change the way your body looks, but also how your hair looks. A lot of women experience increased hair growth, volume and shine while being pregnant,” Dr. Dendy Engelman, board certified dermatologist. After giving birth, the body stops producing the excessive amounts of female hormones, the estrogen levels plummet, and hair follicles move from the growing phase to the resting phase, leading the hair to fall out.
What can you do about this?
Consider a preventative approach, reduce the shedding cycle, and help the body rebalance and regrow thicker, healthier hair. NUTRAFOL for Women is formulated with key ingredients such as Ashwaghandha, Saw Palmetto, Kelp and BioCurcumin that can help balance elevated hormonal levels, reduce elevated stress levels, and restore the key nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. After about 3-4 months, you will start to see the voluminous healthy hair that you love.
While you wait….
- Use a volumizing hair mousse that will give your hair an extravagant boost. Also, make sure your hair is moisturized by using hair masks, conditioner and avoiding heat styling tools.
- Consider changing your haircut – not necessary to go as far as the mom bob!
- Wear accessories, like the black headband, to divert attention or cover your hairline (thank you Eva Chen for making this a trend)!
- Have fun- enjoy that little bundle of love! And remember #ThisTooShallPass
Nutrafol is a science based research and development company focused on formulating hair health solutions. Nutrafol products for men and women are available through multiple channels including physicians, salons and online. The company is committed to providing natural, healthy and effective solutions for hair loss and poor hair health. For further information, please visit: www.nutrafol.com and follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @Nutrafol.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The Holidays are around the corner once again. Can you believe it? It is time to be planning out your holiday shopping list. It is never too early to be purchasing gifts and putting them away.
When it comes to the ladies in your life, there is no better gift than that of beauty. Hard Candy makes it simple with their new Hard Candy Holiday Kits for 2017.
Hard Candy's new Holiday Kits are not only high quality beauty products, but completely affordable, too! I know that I am going to stock up on them. I have sisters, daughters and nieces that will love these. Hard Candy cosmetics are definitely not cheaply made. I am impressed with all of their products.
Hard Candy's Holiday Gift Sets are Available for a great price point at Walmart and Walmart.com.
October 10th is National Love Your Hair Day, the day for all people to stop fussing about their hair problems and embrace their locks as a unique, diverse form of self-expression. Whether you have tameless curls, sleek hair, mermaid colors or beachy waves, this holiday is the day to look yourself in the mirror and say, "This is my hair, and I love it!"
To celebrate, my friend has rounded up It's a 10 Haircare's best all-inclusive hair products that celebrate all types of hair and perfect unique styles instantly, so everyone can feel like a "10" on 10/10!
I always love my hair when I use It's a 10 hair care products. In fact, I think it is impossible to have a bad hair day when using these! I love this brand.
For more information, go to: https://itsa10haircare.com