Make up by One Direction limited ed. collectible tins review + Giveaway

I was given the opportunity to try out Make up by One Direction limited edition kits w/ collectible tins.

There are 5 tins to collect, 1 for each member. I was given Harry, Liam, & Zayn.

Where to buy:
Sears, Kmart, Target, Wal-Mart Canada
These kits became available Nov 15

makeup by 1 d tins
makeup by 1 d makeup colors

What’s in each tin :

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

·Colors are named after their songs.

I really liked this make up kit, the colors are fun, bold, flirty, colorful.


I was drawn to the color ‘same mistakes’. I actually wore this the when I went dancing. The color stayed on all night.
I applied ‘Same Mistakes’ from the middle to outer part of my lid. Then applied ‘Tell Me a Lie‘ on the inner part of my lid. I also put a dab of ‘Nobody Comapares‘ (silver) on the inner corner of my eye. I like doing this to open up my eye up more and brighten .



I wanted to do a darker eye next
Here I used ‘Summer Love’ along my whole lid and a little under my lower lashes on the outer corner. I then applied ‘Same Mistakes‘ from the middle to outer corner of lid. Then ‘Nobody Compares‘ on the inner corner of eye to brighten and make eyes pop. I also lined my upper lid with I Want eye liner.

In the first photo I’m wearing Irresistible lip gloss.
Great color!
I then tried Loved You First in the second. Looking at it it’s like bubble gum pink so I was unsure but once I put it on , I loved it. So fun!


The other 2 glosses have a nice pearly tone to them.

Nail polishes
I really liked these colors , great for the holiday season.


Stole my heart – magenta pink
Alive – multi colored glitter

Final thoughts
I really liked this kit. The colors are great; fun, bold, colorful. I like that it has a variety of make up and polish.
The eye shadow stays on , even dancing the night away. The glosses go on smooth and felt nice on my lips. I also like that you can keep the tins after your makeup is gone. Maybe keep One Direction ticket stubs and photos or put other make up in there. The only con I have is it’s a little hard to get the make up applicator, lip top coat, eye liner and nail polishes out.
If you have a One Direction fan in your life, this would be the perfect gift.

Now you can have a chance at winning a kit of your own! Click below

Win a limited edition kit

I am not responsible for this giveaway.

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Scott Naturals is tube-free #TossTheTube

I was picked to Scott Naturals Toss the Tube sampling by Crowdtap.


Did you know that 17 billion bath tissue tubes are thrown out each year ? That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building …twice!!

By pledging to #TossTheTube , you can do your part and reduce tube waste without sacrificing quality. You won’t be able to tell a difference but the environment will.

The tube really isn’t that important if you think about it . Plus when someone forgets to change the empty roll no need to do that extra step that makes you little mad by taking the tube off as you’re thinking , ” Really they couldn’t have changed the roll ?!”


Its 1 ply so it’s not as thick or plush as the brands I normally get but its soft and gets the job done. ( No ripping or tearing )

It’s also septic safe.

So take the pledge and help save the environment. Visit the Scott Brand website by pledging to #TossTheTube and get a coupon .

If you are still using toilet paper with a tube , remember to recycle them or use them for crafts.

Here I cut the rolls , hot glued them and made wall art. This is fun because there are so many possibilities.

toiletpaper wall art
Here I folded one end to make ears, took a market and drew on it. Tada fall/winter decorations.

I received this product for free from Crowdtap for review purposes. Opinions are 100% my own.


Target box of samples

Bic Soleil Glow razor , Advil, Advil PM, Caltrate, Poise , coupons

Sample source


Natures path organic crunchy vanilla cereal, Gevalia ground coffee and $.50 coupon, tums freshens and $1 coupon, tums chewy delights

Dan Post Boots


Give cancer the boot bracelet, pink socks, duffle bag

HelloFlo #Tamponliberation


Haha how funny are these stickers?

5 hour energy #5HourGoesPink

When you need a boost you don’t want to wait. You want to feel energetic now. A 5-hour energy shot takes seconds to take. These shots come in original , decaf, & extra strength.

5 hour energy teamed up with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) in October for breast cancer awareness month.

Smiley360 sent me 2 bottles of the specially marked Pink Lemonade energy shots to try.


Now through Dec 31, Living Essentials will donate 5 cents from the sale of every specially marked bottle of Pink Lemonade flavored 5-hour energy to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. LBBC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. The minimum guaranteed donation is $200,000. Just look for the white bottle with the pink ribbon to help make a difference.

•Contains a much caffeine as a cup of premium coffee.
•made with a special blend of essential B vitamins , amino acids, and nutrients.
•sugar free
•4 calories
•non carbonated
•zero herbal stimulants
•easy to consume

I took one before I went out dancing . I felt it pretty quickly and had energy to dance almost till the sun came up . I didn’t crash like some energy drinks/shots. The taste was ok but you take it pretty quick so doesn’t matter that much. You can take a half of a bottle for moderate energy or a full bottle for a big boost. You can take up 2 bottles in a day but should space them apart. Also make sure not to take it too late or you will be wide awake.


Good for anytime of day or when you need that extra boost.
Long night or not a morning person?
Get that afternoon slump?
Need some energy to stay motivated for a work out?
Play sports and need to get in the zone?
Traveling ?

Remember if you’re going to buy 5 hour energy to find the specially marked white bottle with pink ribbon available until Dec 31.


Have you tried 5-hour energy shots before?

I received this product for free from Smiley360 for review purposes. Options are 100% my own.

Dial Acne Control Face Wash Review #DialAcneControl

Smiley360 sent me Dial Acne Control Face Wash to try.

About product:
•Clinically proven to give you clearer skin in just 3 days.
•It is oil free
•Contains maximum strength salicylic acid to clear skin and prevent breakouts.
•Developed with dermatologists
•Use twice a day
•Retails for about $4.47

My experience :
My skin has been pretty good to me but break outs still happen.
I usually get break outs when stressed, eating bad, and hormonal break outs. So I’m always up to try a face wash to help make break outs disappear faster when I have them.

• I like that it has a pump, that way you can put it in the shower and have no problem opening it with wet hands.

•I love how sudsy it gets. It doesn’t necessarily mean it makes your face cleaner because of that but I like when a face/body wash lathers up really good.

•Doesn’t dry out skin like most acne facial washes.

•Leaves skin soft after using

•Leaves face feeling clean

•A little goes a long way

• good consistency not watery or too thick

•On the fence about the smell it has a citrus scent that I like but it sort of reminds me of a household cleaner.

Overall I think it’s a good facial wash. It left my skin soft and clean. It didn’t prevent break outs ,I don’t think there is a way to prevent when I do get break outs. I did realize they disappear a faster and are smaller , which is a good thing.

Click here for a $.75 coupon


Tips to prevent break outs:
•To help prevent break outs make sure you drink plenty of water.

•Moisturize & wear sunscreen

•Clean your makeup brushes frequently.

•Clean pillow cases weekly

•Products like laundry detergent , shampoo, perfume, make up can cause break outs . If you changed any of those and realize more break outs, stop using it and see if that is the cause.

•Exercise. It increases blood flow which will leave skin looking healthy & radiant.

•Diet this is a big one with anything to do with the body. Sometimes writing a food journal could pin point if what you’re eating is causing break outs. Dairy and sugary treats cause insulin spikes and cause your skin to produce more oil . Which can cause break outs.

Do you have any tips or tricks to prevent break outs?

•I received a free product from Smiley360 for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own

Breakfast treats



I really like that Chobani has even doing seasonal/ limited batches .
In the Summer I tried watermelon, so when I saw pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon I had to get them.
I usually get an apple pie Greek yogurt from another brand , I really liked how there were chunks of apple in Chobanis. Wish they would keep it year round .
It’s great alone but I could see it on top of pancakes or in smoothies.
You’re not doing Fall right of you don’t have pumpkin flavored food. I really liked this one. Perfect for a dessert without all the guilt .

A while back I received a sample of Puffins cereal from PinchMe which also included a $1 coupon. At Stop & Shop it was on sale and ended up getting it for $2 .
Love this cereal tastes like peanut butter brunch. I enjoy my cereal with vanilla almond milk and fruit .


What are your favorite breakfast foods?
I like cereal and yogurt because they are quick and easy in the mornings.

Or sometimes I like smoothies 🙂 like this banana blueberry smoothie


#ModaVoxBox from Influenster review

I was picked by Influenster for their ModaVoxBox that contained 8 great products to try.



Resource Natural Spring Water $1.49
I haven’t had this brand of water before. I am always grabbing bottles of water when I’m out because it’s what I mostly drink. It has a clean , crisp taste. No after taste. It is sustainably sourced from natural springs in CA and PA. It doesn’t contain any fluoride.


Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa $2.29
A blend of 5 ingredients (sugar, cocoa,non fat milk, salt , and natural flavor) with no artificial flavors , colors, or preservatives. Available in milk and dark chocolate.
I have always been a fan of Swiss Miss. Love enjoying hot chocolate whether I want to relax, satisfy a chocolate craving , or want something to warm me up. It’s quick and easy to make .
It says make with milk but I don’t drink milk so made it with almond milk . Still yummy. How do you like making your hot chocolate? I like mine topped with whipped cream or a small scoop or vanilla ice cream.
I was sent a $.40 coupon in my box and scored a box at Target for $.64 (used the cartwheel app to save 10% and they were on sale woohoo)


Hair Food moisturizing hair mask with honey apricot fragrance $11.99
•by Clairol
•paraben and mineral free
•nourishes & soothes dry hair
A luxurious treat for your hair. Hydrates and conditions hair for smooth and manageable hair.

This left my hair soft, smooth, healthy looking, and tamed frizz. It didn’t weigh my hair down. The scent is perfect it’s not overpowering or perfumey but if you smell your hair you get a nice whiff of it.

Hair food also has shampoo and conditioner in lovely fragrances like strawberry ginger, kiwi, and honey apricot and a kiwi thickening treatment. I will be going to get the clarifying shampoo & conditioner in strawberry ginger.

Rimmel London moisture renew lipstick in Red Alert $5.39 and invisible lip liner


I started off using the moisture renew lip liner $5.99 as a primer ( has Shea butter , protects lips from smudging and bleeding ). It went on easily and hydrated my lips a bit. I like that it has no color so you can use it with any shade of lipstick .


I was sent Red Alert moisture renew lipstick I think the red suits my complexion well. Rimmel has 25 shades to choose from so there is a color for everyone . It glides on easily , goes on smooth and stayed on. I was waiting for my lips to start to feel dry but they felt so hydrated and soft .

•Rimmel London moisture renew lipsticks have vitamin A,C, and E.
•Light weight
• vivid colors with a burst of moisture

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Rockin Curves mascara in extreme black $5.99


This mascara has a broken heart wand making it easy to get all your lashes since it curves and twists against your lashes.
It made my lashes appear longer and fuller . No clumping and the wand separates lashes. It also didn’t flake off during the day . Great mascara for the price.

Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer $5.99
I make sure to stock up lotion in the winter because my skin gets to dry .

Once I get out of the shower I slather up. I liked using this lotion because it absorbed quickly , didn’t leave skin feeling or looking greasy, nice scent, and most important … Left my skin soft , moisturized , and healthy.

Puffs soft pack $1.99-2.49


I didn’t know Puffs had a soft pack so was nice to see it in my #ModaVoxBox.
I really liked the design they sent , definitely one I would choose myself.
The reason I like the idea of a soft pack is the ease of carrying it around if needed. If you put a box of tissues in your bag the box gets flattened, it rips, and/or it’s hard to get out. With the soft pack just toss it in your bag, leave it in the car , or where ever you need it. The plastic is pretty durable so it won’t rip easily.
One thing I thought about is whenever I have allergies or am sick with a runny nose I always have a tissue box nearby and sometimes put it in my bed if it’s bad. When I do that sometimes I’ll hit my arm on the corner of the box with the soft pack no need to worry about that.
The tissues are are the same: really soft so you don’t have to worry about a red and sore nose . One of my must haves when sick but also good to have around.

Have you tried any of these products before ? Which ones? How did you like it?

·I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.Opinions are 100% my own.

Makeup by One Direction Kits Review + giveaway

I was given the opportunity to try out Electro glam mascara, Liquilights glow gloss , & a rock me nail kit from Makeup by One Direction

make up by 1 d kits
Bold and fun colors in each kit.

You can find these kits at :
Macy’s, Dillards , Boscov’s, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands , Lord & Taylor

They retail for about : $16.50

Rock Me Nail Kit
Featuring NEON UV-REACTIVE Nail Varnish and UV-REACTIVE GLITTER nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night.
Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle!

Nail Varnish:
Happily– UV iced blue glitter
Moments- UV neon pink
Diana- UV 3D holographic

Glitter Toppings:
Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter
Star– UV holo glitter




For me using these, the bottle shape was weird when applying . I needed 2 coats for Moments and 3 for Happily. I did like the end result though . I wish they had a brush for the glitter.

Electroglam Mascara

FOR LASHES- Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of colour to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to your entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better!
AS A HAIR MASCARA- Apply to small sections of hair and swipe through for instant ELECTRIC highlights.

Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue
Does he know?- Pinkest hot pink
Story of my life- Amped canary yellow

I kinda like it as a mascara. Gives a nice pop of color.

I liked it on my lashes, great for a pop of color. Why don’t we go there- shock of blue is my favorite.
I didn’t like the way it felt on my hair. It didn’t look nice and was stiff. I think it would be better for people with blonde hair . If you do use it on your hair I suggest very small thin pieces .

Liquilights Glow Gloss
Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night.
Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look.

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light
Taken – Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light


I really liked the applicator, it was like a little pillow adding color to my lips. These had too much glitter and a little grainy for every day use for me .

Final Thoughts:
I think these kits would be perfect for a younger crowd 10-16 (ish) , maybe even concert goers in their 20s.
I liked the bold and fun colors but I don’t have a need for these products for myself. My cousin who is almost 13 would LOVE these products though. These products would be perfect to wear at a concert since the polish and lip gloss are UV reactive. I went to a glow party and wore “Through the Dark” liquilights lip gloss and it turned orange . Someone thought it was cool and complimented me on it.


My favorites are the shock of blue mascara ,Diana nail polish, Through the Dark gloss . With holidays coming up I think this would be a nice gift for a One Direction fan.

* * * * * GIVEAWAY * * * * *
Winners will receive one of 3 Make-up by ONE DIRECTION sets (Electro Glam Mascara, Liquilights Glow Gloss and a Rock Me Nail Kit).

Click below to enter.

Win Makeup by One Direction

I am not hosting this giveaway and am not responsible.

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I <3 Influenster

If you have been following my blog or social media accounts , you have probably seen me mention Influenster .

Influenster is a invite only community of consumers who like to share opinions about products and experiences.
Active and social media members get invites to participate in campaigns. ( based on brands needs, age , location , etc)

When you’re accepted for a campaign you will receive complimentary full sized products. In return all you have to do is share your opinion and experience with the products on social media and with friends/ family.

During your campaign you unlock badges for the campaign box and for the brands. I like these because you can get creative. The more you do, the better your chances are at another voxbox. When you do the brand challenges you have an opportunity at winning prizes from that brand. How awesome is that ?
I have won a box of nectresse sugar, DKNY MyNY perfume, Playtex tampons and a carry case , Aqua Spa lotion. Just for enjoying the products and doing the challenges.


Examples of some challenges:
• take selfie with product
• find product in store and take photo
•write a review on amazon, brand site, walgreens , ect
•interact with brand on facebook, twitter, Instagram

You can also be chosen for a virtual box . For those , the ones I’ve been in you find the product , take a selfie and share on social media. I just participated in The Fresh Collection for Caress . I had to go to Walmart , find the product, and take a selfie. Then share on social media with the hashtag .

There will also be a twitter party for your box during the campaign and you can learn more about the products you are trying out and maybe when a prize.

So you might be thinking what kind of products do they send to review ?
Beauty, skin care, personal care, food, fitness related items, clothes.

Here are some products I’ve been able to try from Influenster.

Right now I’m participating in the ModaVoxBox which has 8 products. I will be posting about this box in a few days so check back.

About 2 months ago I received a VSSportBra vox box that had Victoria’s Secret sports bra and pants!! Was super excited to be a part of that one.

There is also an InfluensterApp so you when you’re out deciding on which product you want . You can scan the barcode in the app and you can see reviews from other members. I haven’t tried it myself because I’m out of storage on my phone lol but I like being able to pull up reviews especially when deciding on make up .

I’m glad to be a part of the Influenster community. Who doesn’t love free products? I like to be able to try out a variety of products from my favorite brands, new brands or products, or maybe products I may have overlooked. I enjoy sharing my opinion and experience because I like reading them when I am researching or looking for more information. So if I can help someone decide to try out a product and enjoy it as much as I do, I like that.
If you like to share your opinions and try out products and want to be a part of this wonderful community , use the contact form and send me your email and I will send an invite.

I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive products to review. All opinions are my own and was not influenced in any way.


Chocolate chip & cherry cookies with Truvia #YAYBROWN

I wanted to try Truvia brown sugar blend in another recipe. I chose cookies!

I made Apple Crisp last month- so good!


I like adding dried cherries or cranberries to my cookies for extra yummyness.


I’m not sure why but they came out a little cakey. They were still good though . My friend couldn’t tell I used Truvia instead of regular sugar.

I even tried putting less batter when baking , these were a little better.
Will have to try these out again.

I’m a member of the TruFan community, a reward community on Crowdtap. This review is based on my experience with Truvia Brown sugar blend the Truvia sent me. Opinions are my own .