Thursday, August 14

My #Yummification #Recipe Using @5HourEnergy Don't forget to enter!

I received product/and or compensation to facilitate a review.

When you think of 5-Hour Energy do you just think of the little shots? Have you ever added something to them to make a pick me up Smoothie or Drink? Recently I had the chance to review some of the Energy Shots.  My personal favorite would be the Lemonades.  

There is a Contest that 5 Hour Energy is doing called Yummification.  The rules are simple, and entering is free.  To check out more about the contest, and find out how to enter go to,

I made "ManGo Go Go Zest", With Mangos, Lemon, Strawberry Carbonated Water, and The Pink Lemonade 5-Hour Energy Shot.  It was pretty sweet, and delicious.  

Don't miss out on your chance to enter The Yummification Video Contest! There are a lot of Cash Prizes to win! Like a Grand Prize of $50,000.00 for the Best Video, Ranging all the way down to TEN, 4th Prize winners of $1,000.00 Each!

Wednesday, August 13

#Exuviance Illumination Duo Kit #Review #AntiAging

I received product for free to facilitate a sponsored Review.

What made me excited to try Exuviance Illumination Duo with the Evening Complex lotion, and the Vitamin C+ Anti-Aging booster were the Mix of Vitamin C, and Aceta-C™.

Also all of the ingredients are 100% Active.  Which is RARE for companies to not call something Ant-Aging and just throw a ridiculous amount of Water, and unneeded fillers.

Exuviance has Vitamins A, C, and E.  Along with other botanical blend of PHA's (that gives it a green, fresh scent, is how I would like to explain it.) I could really feel, and see the positive benefits of the PHA's acids help restore my skin, while the vitamins did moisten them.

It's as easy as using a scoop (or you can use the squeeze bottle lid that comes with it too.) to measure out half a scoop of the Vitamin C powder, and mix it in with some of the Evening Complex for more of a Boost. It mixed easily, without any effort, or lumps. After mixing together it gave the Duo a almost pearl like glimmer. The Exuviance duo went on cool without any burning.

My overall impression of Exuviance Illumination Duo is I actually really do like it, and find it has a great purpose in my daily skin routine.  My skin felt smoother, and I liked the shine from just using it for a week.  I can't wait to see the full months effect. I think if you are looking for a botanical chemical peel duo that doesn't have the harmful skin burning, and peeling like some of the other things on the market, you should definitely try out Exuviance Illumination first.

Here is a photo of me after applying the Duo.  I am 32 years old, and absolutely love Kits with Vitaimin C.  I feel as if my skin is as smooth as my 3 year olds after applying the Kit. I also could see that my skins overall tone was more even. The Duo worked great on my skin.

About the Product

Exuviance Illumination Duo combines the power of our nighttime transformer, Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex, with the 100% pure active formulation of Exuviance Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster for a potent anti aging cocktail that combats the visible signs of aging.

Give your skin a beauty boost! Mix Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster with Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex before bed. The Vitamin C amps up the effects of the Evening Restorative Complex for a potent anti aging cocktail that acts as an evening transformer for all skin types.

- Evening Restorative Complex is clinically proven to improve overall skin texture, tone, and appearance
- 90% saw smoother skin after 4 weeks of using Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex
- Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster amps up the effects of the Evening Restorative Complex, helping to fade the look of dark spots while improving firmness and smoothing wrinkles

The powerful Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gluconolactone in Evening Restorative Complex decreases lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and improves roughness and texture. Lactobionic Acid - a potent antioxidant - inhibits wrinkles from forming, plumps and firms the skin, and enhances clarity. This bionic blend of PHAs, along with botanicals and Vitamins A, C and E, delivers full-strength anti-aging benefits without drying or irritation, even on the most sensitive skin types.

The 100% pure active formulation of Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster contains Vitamin C, an essential co-factor in collagen synthesis, known for its power to strengthen skin's matrix, improve firmness and smooth wrinkles. Plus, we've added our patented super antioxidant, Aceta-C™, to enhance the natural antiaging effects of Vitamin C, amplifying its skin-protecting and pigment-evening effects. Together, they help fade the appearance of unwanted dark spots, and strengthen skin's defenses against future discoloration and signs of aging. (What does 100% actives mean? The formula does not contain water or fillers, etc. All the ingredients are benefit ingredients.)


Each night, pump a small amount of Evening Restorative Complex into the palm of your hand and mix in a few shakes, or up to 1/2 scoop of Vitamin C+ Anti Aging Booster, just before application. Once mixed, gently smooth the mixture over a cleansed face and neck. Use less powder if skin feels sensitive. Do not exceed 5 shakes or 1/2 scoop per use. Tap bottle to loosen powder when needed.

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Available at and ULTA stores nationwide.

Sunday, August 10

@alternaVites Review & Giveaway #NoMorePills #AlternaVites

I received products to facilitate a review & sponsored giveaway. Don't forget to enter below for a chance to win alternaVites, and a reversible tote!

When you think Childrens Vitamins does your mind instantly go to Gummies, or Chewables? What if I told you there is a Pixie Stick like Candy Vitamin Packet that dissolves in your mouth? Would you want to try it?
I did try it, and I really enjoyed the AlternaVites Vitamins. I like the fact that there are Adult packs, and Children packs.   There are 18 different, important vitamins per stick!! Quantity of 30 per pack. Plus with back to school I'm all for easy vitamins!

My neices, and nephew enjoyed the alternaVites Kids  Strawberry Bubble Gum packs sprinkled directly onto their tongues while my son liked his placed directly into his drink like a bubble gum vitamin smoothie. I really think there is no wrong way to use these vitamin packets.  I want to try it sprinkled over top of yogurt too.

Some bonuses about these vitamin packets are, they are Gluten Free, 0 Grams of Sugar, No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Sweeteners. It also does not contain egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish or shellfish.  alternaVites are Certified Kosher.  To find out more about them, check alternaVites out online at

I like alternaVites slogan to "Keep the Vitamins, lose the Pills." 

alternaVites Giveaway begins 8/12/14, Ends 8/26/14. Giveaway open to U.S. Residents Only. Winner Receives one of alternaVites celebrity gift bags (the same one that they give out at pre-Emmy and pre-Academy Award celebrity events) with a box of product. Prize Est Retail Value $17.00, Must be 18+ to Enter.  Winner is chosen randomly via Rafflecopter.  Sponsor is responsible for Prize Shipment.  Good luck!

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Tuesday, August 5

Enter to #Win A Bunk Bed & Laundry Kit! #MPMBTS College Ready #Sweepstakes

Welcome to the #MPMBTS College Ready Sweepstakes, where you can win a Bunk Bed along with a Laundry Kit! What a great giveaway to enter to keep a smaller space more clean, and organized!

This giveaway is organized by Mom to Bed by 8 and sponsored by the following: Budget Savvy Diva, Life According To GreenVics, A Mom Speaks, thedealmatchmaker, Enter Here Canada, Barbara's Beat, A Medic's World, A Mom's Paradise and Raising My 5 Sons.

Eclipse Twin Over Full Futon Bunk Bed

Save space in your child's room with the Eclipse Twin Over Full Futon Bunk Bed that's available in Multiple Colors. This convenient bed doubles as a couch during the day. It is designed to accommodate a mattress without a box spring and does not require a bunky board. This twin over futon bunk bed has a sturdy metal construction with guard rails and meets ASTM and CPSC specifications for safety. The top bed is accessible via the built in ladder. The top bed holds a twin mattress while the bottom holds a futon mattress. This easy to assemble metal futon bunk bed includes bed slats, hardware, instructions.

Minimus Dorm Laundry Kit

If you suspect that your child is not keeping up their laundry duties or you want to send them off to school with a great starter kit, the Dorm Laundry Kit will do the trick. Packaged in a thick clear drawstring vinyl bag.

One winner will receive a Eclipse Twin Over Full Futon Bunk Bed & Dorm Laundry Kit.

Giveaway ends September 4th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. *Note Canadian winners will receive a $150 Amazon Gift Card instead of physical prizes* Good luck!

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Saturday, August 2

My Self Portrait. #Art #DigitalArt #Selfie #Creative #Therapy

I've been working on my Self Portrait for almost a month now.  I work on it here, and there.  Add a little, Delete a lot. I don't feel like I am done yet, I'm pretty hard on myself tho, but drawing calms me.  I'm not sure what made me want to draw myself to begin with.  I just haven't felt like myself lately I suppose, and needed to get back to things I enjoy. Art really is one of those passions that calms this beast.  I don't get to draw, or paint with oils anymore.  My excuse would be since finding out Sy has Autism Spectrum Disorder, with Ritualistic Behaviors I just try to keep the safest environment for him, and my oils, along with the paint thinner isn't it right now.  This tablet, and creating the digital art I can do while still in the same room with him. We also do drawing sessions together on it.  I don't talk about this really, but I wont hide the fact I needed an outlet to be creative before I lost my mind.  I really believe Art, even if its digital is perfect therapy. I tried finger painting, and he hates the texture of anything "wet" on his hands. I tried sand art, and he wants to eat it.  The same thing with Clay. Digital art tho, he sits on my lap, and tries to hold the characters hands, to where my heart smiles, and I know my sweet man is there. Sy does not talk, and I don't need to hear his words to feel his emotions from creating things together. 

Friday, August 1

Cartoony Banner I made my Cousin! #FashionLifeYou

Here is a cute banner I made my little cousin for her Website, Check her out at, She just started to Blog, and already has such passion for Fashion & Health that I admire her immensely. Maybe I am a little biased cause she's family, but I enjoy reading her Blog, and seeing her reviews.  They are detailed, and fun! She's so sassy, and awesome.  I freaking love this girl.