Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#ad Gleam by Melanie Mills Review #GleamGirl @GLEAMBODY

Gleam by Melanie Mills

* Disclosure: I received complimentary samples in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. *

I hadn't heard of Gleam until just recently so I was excited when I had the opportunity to test out the Lip Radiance. Gleam was founded by Melanie Mills who is one of Hollywood's leading style maker. In February 2012, Melanie expanded the Gleam beauty collection with the launch of Gleam Lip Radiance

Gleam Body Radiance by Melanie Mills – review and swatches

 Everyone needs a little fun in their life, and Gleam Lip Radiance glosses are perfect for choosing just how bright and fun you want your look to be, with seven couture shades, ranging from the perfect nude with peach undertones to a jewel-tone purple. I am once who always has to have something on her lips. Recently I lost a bit of weight and have been attempting to actually get dressed out of yoga pants and t shirts. With that I have been adding some color to my lips. 

The Lip Radiance in Naked is perfect for my skin tone and is a highly pigmented, long lasting gloss that adds texture and a beautiful peachy color to my lips. 

The color lasts forever, which is something I haven't been able to say about any of the other lip gloss that I have used in the past. 

In addition to lasting forever, Lip Radiance doesn't leave marks on my glasses while drinking which is a huge pet peeve of mine!

Lip Radiance retails for $24.00

* Disclosure: I received complimentary samples in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. *

Holiday Guift Guide 2014 Preview #TommeeMommee @TommeeTippee_NA

*Disclosure: As a Tommee Mommee I participated in a Holiday Sneak Peek. Compensation was provided, however all opinions are my own. *

Here is a little sneak peek at Party of 5 and Counting' Holiday Gift Guide this Holiday Season! 
We will be featuring many amazing items from awesome companies that we love. 

The above that we have featured are

Tommee Tippee Truly Spill Proof Straw Cups , Easi-Mat, and Section Plates. These are perfect for us because Amelia is transitioning into all cups and learning how to feed herself! You can find them at Toys R Us! 

Chatsters Gabby



Seventh Generation

Mediflow Waterbase Pillow

Dream Team Pets 


We have so much more coming but just wanted to give you a sneak peek 

Valentia Skin Care

Vitamin C: With a 20% concentration does more than boost the body's immune system; it also provides many benefits to keep the skin tight, smooth and looking ageless. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles.

In addition to helping reduce the signs of aging, Vitamin C is essential for everyday maintenance to strengthen and smooth out the skin, as well as neutralizing free radicals before they can damage the skin.

***Our additional Key Ingredients below were all selected for their ability to enhance and support Vitamin C's effect on the skin.

ORGANIC ROSEHIP SEED OIL & ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN OIL - These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness. Rosehip Oil specifically has been used in medical communities around the world for those with serious skin ailments and only recently has North America learned to embrace natural solutions from our ancestors. These two organic oils are full of antioxidants and therefore act as the perfect supporting cast for our best friend - Vitamin C

RESISTEM (Plant Stem Cells) - This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem will help your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors.

HYALURONIC ACID(Botanical) - Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin ,there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. Penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion

GREEN TEA EXTRACT- The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.


98% Natural Ingredients (see below for a description of our Key Ingredients chosen specifically to enchance Vitamin C efficacy on the skin)

EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration with this new generation Vitamin C Serum. Quickly refresh uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.

Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.

Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.

The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil to support Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.

Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Never Scrub Your Dishes Again! & GIVEAWAY @MyCascade #DDDivas #cascadeshiningreviews #sponsored.

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine

I recently hosted another party where I served up some yummy gooey sticky brownies and guess what? I didn't pre wash!! Why you ask? Because I use Cascade Platinum!!

My son made some brownies for a get together and left the pan overnight once he devoured it

I know you're thinking, oh have fun scrubbing that pan right? WRONG!! By using Cascade Platinum I no longer need to rinse or soak my dishes!

We don't often rinse our dishes or load the dishwasher right after our meals so food tends to stick on. Having 4 active kids I don't have the time to rinse so I just stick in our dishwasher.

Having company means having a sink full of dishes, dishes that I don't have to rinse! 

 Every dishwasher has a garbage disposal, did you know that? I just learned myself!

Have an opinion to share? Head to the Cascade website to leave a short review of Cascade Platinum (http://www.cascadeclean.com/us/cascade/review) including #CascadeShiningReviews.

Displaying Cascade Prize Pack 2.jpg

One Lucky Reader is going to win 

·         1 pack of Cascade Platinum
·         1 Bottle of Cascade Rinse Aid
·         Whisk
·         Spatula
·         Wine Topper

·         Sugar Sifter

Amazon Prime Instant Video: Creative Galaxy #CreativeGalaxy #AmazonKids @Amazon_Studios

My kids have a tendency lately to be glued to the TV as much as I hate to admit that. I fractured my ankle and have been out of commission so we've been doing tons of movie watching. We were given the opportunity to check out Amazon Primes new series Creative Galaxy. I figured if the girls were going to watch TV shows at least they could watch something educational! 

Creative Galaxy  is an interactive program that asks children questions as the show goes along helping keep children engaged in the show. Both of my girls really stayed tuned in and had lots of fun pointing out shapes and colors with the main character Arty.

At the end of each animated episode a live action piece plays showing parents and caregivers the real life tools you need to re create Arty's experience that was shown.

I thought that Creative Galaxy was a bit on the younger side for my 6 year old but perfect for my almost 5 year old. My 5 year old seemed to stay focused and interact much longer than my 6 year old. If you are looking for a fun interactive show for your preschooler than I do suggest Creative Galaxy

The series helps make children and adults aware that people literally find themselves immersed in art most of the time: Parks use sculptures to add interest and to inform people; posters on walls give information and motivation; the clothes we wear are designed; music plays on the radio to keep your energy levels up; dance has meaning and tells stories. Whether we think of our world as art or not – it is!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.