Saturday, November 22, 2014

*Gift Ideas- Beauty Roundup and Holiday Gift Sets from Glo

I have some more gift ideas to share with you. These will make the Girly Girl in your life glow with delight!

Keepsake Collection Train Case- Your skin will radiate with this limited edition statement collection showcased by a modern neutral palette that is anything but ordinary. Rich, complementary tones, designed to enhance every skin and eye color, can be customized in unexpected ways to create endless combinations, from soft to sultry and everything in between.

Contains Liquid Ink Eyeliner in Black, Eye Shadow Quad in Spellbound, 3-in-1 Color Stick in Fairy Dust, Lipstick in Glaze, Mini Lash Boosting Mascara in Black and Mini Texture Eye Brush.

 Keepsake Collection Time Capsule-  Six stunning limited edition items cast a soft, luminescent glō with a touch of whimsy; tones of violet, rose and bronze enhanced with subtle shimmer create a timeless look to celebrate special occasions and make lasting memories. 
Contains Cream Stay Shadow Stick in Gold Blush, Cream Stay Shadow Stick in Keepsake, Blush Duo in Garland, Precise Micro Eyeliner in Violet, Mini Lipstick in Confetti and Liquid Eyeliner in Black.
Keepsake Collection Lip Gloss Tin-  Add a sheer pop of color to lips with 4 versatile glosses. A spectrum of hues to take you effortlessly from day to night and keep your pout holiday ready through the season and beyond.
Contains 4 glosses in Peony, Cherry Blossom, Lily and Brown Sugar.
These gift sets can be purchased online at for only $5.00 shipping.
Happy Shopping!

hello Oral Products Review

hello is a line of  products that are not only health friendly and earth friendly but bring a modern twist to oral care. Their line of toothpaste, mouthwash, breath spray and toothbrushes are all made in the USA out of 50% recycled materials. They also contain no alcohol and no artificial colors or sweeteners. They come in flavors like Spearmint, Pink Grapefruit Mint and Mojito Mint.
I was sent a toothpaste, mouthwash and breath spray for review.

The Moito Mint fluoride toothpaste is 99% natural. It comes in a cute stand up squeezable bottle. I love that I can stand this up in my medicine cabinet and it is not in a  typical tube. The toothpaste itself feels great. It leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean. I love the mellow mint taste with just a hint of lime. I will definitely be buying more of this.

The Spearmint mouthwash also comes in a cute bottle, the cap itself can be used as a cup. My husband did not like the taste of this mouthwash. It has a sour taste when you swish it in your mouth and you only get the spearmint taste after rinsing. The taste does not bother me at all but I think I might try one of the other flavors next time.
I love how little this breath spray is. I tossed it into my purse so I can freshen up throughout the day when my toothbrush is not available. It closes with an easy twist so you don't accidentally spray your purse when you are reaching in to grab something. The Pink Grapefruit Mint  I received also has a tart initial taste but leaves you with a your mouth feeling minty fresh. I think Pink Grapefruit Mint is my least favorite flavor. I will probably buy this again in Mojito Mint.

You can purchase these products along with hello toothbrushes at your local Target or Walgreen's stores as well as several other retailers. Check out the list here.

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

*Gift Ideas- Beauty Sets Roundup

Here are some great gift sets for the ultimate Girly Girl this holiday season!

Korres Beauty Shots Ultimate Mask Kit

A decadent collection containing a remedy for every skin type with fruit-based masks that feel and smell heavenly: refreshing Watermelon, moisturizing Nectarine, lifting Cranberry and brightening Grapefruit. Girl’s nights just got better!

Get yours at Sephora!

Korres Firm Believer Black Pine Gift Set

Reveal firmer, more youthful skin. A full size of the NEW Black Pine Night Cream is paired with half sizes of the Black Pine Day Cream and Black Pine Eye Cream for a completely uplifting experience.

Get yours at Sephora!

Lavanila All Natural Trio Deodorant Gift Set

Each aluminum-free deodorant delivers superior, long-lasting odor protection and infused with essential oils and antioxidants for daily defense and nourishment. The Trio contains three beautiful, fresh scents: Vanilla Grapefruit, Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Lavender.

Get yours at

Lavanila Mini Roller Ball Fragrance Collection

Best-loved fragrances in portable, mini roller-ball form. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils. Wear individually or layer to create your own unique scent. Fragrances include:  Vanilla Grapefruit, Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Lavender, Vanilla Coconut, Fresh Vanilla Lemon.

Get yours at

Happy Gift Giving!

*Gift Ideas- Spread Holiday Cheer with Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and Giveaway

Since 1907 Nielsen-Massey has been crafting the finest vanillas and flavorings. All of their products are Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free, GMO-Free. They even carry a line of Organic Vanillas! I am very familiar with their vanilla extracts with my favorite being their Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract. I use it in desserts and to flavor coffee. Aside from pure vanilla extracts, Nielsen-Massey also has other flavor extracts from almond and peppermint to rose water. They also have pastes, powders and sugars. You can even purchase several types of whole vanilla beans. When it comes to quality vanilla products and flavorings they are the company to go to for your baking and cooking needs.

I was sent a bottle of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar for review. I was pretty excited because I had not previously tried their sugars. First of all I love the way it is packaged in a glass bottle that resembles an old apothecary bottle. Next the smell! This stuff smells amazing, subtle sweetness with a pure vanilla scent. If they decided to turn this into a body spray, I am not going to lie, I would be the first to buy it. Last but certainly not least, the taste. This sugar is not overly sweet which I love. It's wonderful for adding a little sweetness to coffee and tea. Mix it with cinnamon and it elevates the taste of cinnamon sugar toast to the next level. It would also be great used as a rimming salt for your upcoming Holiday cocktails.

The people over at Nielsen-Massey have a wonderful DIY gift idea they would like to share with you using Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar.

This recipe for Vanilla Body Scrub from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, included below, is the perfect gift for friends, sisters, daughters, or anyone who deserves a bit of pampering this holiday season. Fragrant Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar gently exfoliates while olive oil moisturizes, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

Vanilla Body Scrub

1 cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar 
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 or 2 drops of an essential oil such as lavender, eucalyptus, etc.

Decorative, waterproof container
Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
Spoon into a decorative, waterproof container.
Wrap in decorative paper.

Instructions for use: Apply a small amount to damp skin while in shower or bath. Gently scrub skin with a soft washcloth. Rinse thoroughly.

Nielsen-Massey products are available for purchase around the world. Check their store locator to find a retailer near you.

How would you like to win a bottle of Nielsen-Massey's Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar?

To Enter: Tell me which Nielsen Massey recipe sounds good to you. You can get an extra entry for liking them on Facebook. You can also get extra entries for following GGG through GFC, Subscribing via email, liking us on Facebook and following via Twitter.

This giveaway will end on November 27, 2014. I will choose the winner using Please leave a valid email address if it is not visible in your profile. US entries only.

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

Celebrate the Holiday's with Running Press

Every year on December 1st I pull out everything we need to countdown the days till Christmas. Among those things are a collection of books that I read to my daughter to fill her mind and heart with Holiday cheer as we remember why we celebrate. I have several books about the birth of Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas as well as fun Christmas children stories about Santa and reindeer's and of course classics like The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol.

This year I was sent two new books to add to our collection; A Treasury of Christmas Classics and Steampunk: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

A Treasury of Christmas Classics includes three time-honored stories; The Nutcracker, The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Night Before Christmas. This hardcover book is filled with whimsical illustrations that accompany the original stories. My daughter found it on my desk and has already started reading it early. This would make a lovely gift that will be treasured for many years.

Steampunk: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the original story containing Steampunk inspired illustrations. Complete with steam powered machinery, a chilling industrial London and ornate mechanical gears. This book also contains two of Charles' Dickens short stories; The Story of the Goblin who Stole a Sexton and A Christmas Tree. This is my favorite of the two books. I love the artwork and the additional stories that I had never before read. Do you know someone who is into the whole Steampunk genre? This would make a nice Christmas book to add to their bookcase.

You can get these Running Press titles wherever books are sold.

Monday, November 17, 2014

*Stocking Stuffer Idea- Beauty Product Roundup

I have some awesome beauty products to share with you that would make great additions to any Girly Girl's pink stocking.

How about some Mineral Fusion Nail Polish? These come in an array of shades and are free of all the icky stuff like formaldehyde, toulene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate. I received Coal Mine for review which is a black with a glitter finish and I love it. This nail polish is long lasting and goes on smooth and covers flawlessly. Aside from being available online you can also purchase these at Whole Foods Market nationwide.

What about some Milani Cosmetics, like their Bella Eyes Gel Powder that I received for review. These come in several shades from neutral to eye popping like the Bella Teal I received. They also come in several finishes from matte to metallic. I love this eye shadow it glides on smoothly and is long lasting.

The Eye Tech Perfection Liquid Eye Liner I received, I absolutely love. I wear black eye liner a lot but usually do pencils because I have always been a little afraid of liquid. This eye liner is so easy to apply. It has a felt tip that glides on like a pen. It's water resistant and smudge proof. It also comes in brown for a more natural look.

You can find these products and more online.

This next one is my absolute favorite and it makes a great stocking stuffer for tweens and teenagers too! eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balms. These come in delicious flavors like Lemon Drop and Strawberry Sorbet, and let's face it every girl needs a good lip balm. I received the Medicated Tangerine for review. It provides anti bacterial protection and soothes dry lips complete with vitamins C and E, shea butter and jojoba oil. I always carry one of these in my purse! You can find eos Lip Balms at your local Target store.

Whish Flawless Swipes are convenient little wipes that help you get the perfect shave. Use them on your legs and underarms to banish ingrown hairs and pesky little bumps. These are made with earth friendly ingredients and do not contain alcohol. No icky smell and no sting! These are a must have, especially if you enjoy showing a little skin now and then. You can purchase these online.  


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