Review: Red Gate Beauty LipSense & Lip Gloss

*This is a review of Red Gate Beauty products. I was provided the product to complete this review. All opinions are my own.

How many times have you put on lipstick in the morning only to have it completely erased before lunch? It’s rather annoying because no one has time to constantly reapply; yet you want to keep your lipstick on for more than an hour.  Did I mention the fact that cosmetics aren’t cheap? So when you do invest in products, you want them to get the job done.

That’s where Red Gate Beauty products come in. I recently had the opportunity to try out LipSense by Red Gate as well as the moisturizing shea butter based gloss. With 40 warm, cool and neutral colors to choose from there is something for every facial tone. I chose the “Bella” shade as well as the “glossy” lip gloss. The color is guaranteed to last 4-18 hours, so I put it to the test.

I applied it as recommended; one thin layer at a time for a total of three layers (waiting a few seconds in between each one). I noticed a big of a tingling sensation, but that’s normal with this product because of the denatured alcohol that creates a bacteria free environment in the tube. If you have dry lips, like me, you tend to feel it a little bit more. It does diminish within a few seconds, so don’t get scared.

The color went on smooth and I really liked it. It’s horrible when you like a shade in the store or online and then once you get it home, you’re disappointed. But, this was not the case with the LipSense. Since I liked the color, I went ahead and applied the gloss. What I loved about the gloss is that while it made my lips shine, it didn’t leave them feeling gooey. I’ve tried other lip glosses that have left my lips feeling sticky and actually on the gross side. But, not with the LipSense products.

After the products were applied, it was time to put them to the test. That meant a normal day of eating, drinking, wiping my mouth, etc. Through lunch and even through dinner time, the color did not disappear. While the gloss factor diminished, the color was still visible. There was no need to reapply. By the time I was ready to wash my face for bed (about 15 hours after applying); I could still see trace amounts of color! This was easily removable with some oil based makeup remover.

If you’re looking for a long-lasting lip product, give Red Gate’s LipSense products a try. Get a 15% discount when ordering online by using the coupon code bloggymoms15 at the checkout. You won’t be disappointed!

Review: Cave Tools Fish Grill Basket

*This is a sponsored post for Cave Tools. All opinions are mine.

Cooking fish on the grill is a totally different experience than cooking meat. I’ve found with different kinds of meat you can usually just put it on the grill and not worry too much about pieces falling off or getting caught on the grill.

Depending on what types of fish you cook and whether it has skin on it or not, cooking fish can become a little tricky. That’s where the Cave Tools Fish Grill Basket comes in handy.

I love to cook salmon so I decided to give my new gadget a try.

 

After seasoning it with garlic, salt, and pepper, I lightly sprayed the grill basket and put my salmon in. It was easy to get into the basket which snapped tightly so I knew the fish wasn’t going to fall out and spill out into the grill.

 

From there I gently placed it on the grill and waited for the magic to happen. The trick was to place the basket in the right direction so that the handles didn’t get stuck in the grill grates. The fish never fell out and cooked evenly. But, when it came when it came to turning over the fish, you need to be careful that the basket doesn’t get caught in the grates; no matter what kind of tongs or over mitts you use.

Once the fish was cooked, I took the basket off the grill and got it ready to serve. The fish was cooked perfectly. Although I had used cooking spray on the basket before putting the salmon in it, it did stick a bit as I tried to get it out. This was really the only issue I had besides figuring out how to turn over the basket without it getting stuck in the grill.

The Fish Grill Basket from Cave Tools is a great catch if you cook fish regularly and don’t want to get that fishy smell all over your grill. It’s also easy to clean and dish washer safe, so you won’t be scrubbing forever. If you want to order a basket from Cave Tools be sure to use the coupon code FISH15 to get 15% off a small fish grill basket.

 

 

Finding the Perfect Family Car with Cars.com

This is a sponsored post for Cars.com. All opinions are my own.

Whether you’re in the market for a new or used car, safety is priority number one when toting around your most precious cargo…your family. While we all know we want a safe car, what does that really mean? One that performs well in crash tests? One that has a good track record when it comes to repairs? Everyone looks for different traits when it comes to finding a safe vehicle, but I think everyone can agree on the fact that we wouldn’t put our family in any car that was deemed dangerous. That’s why finding information you can trust is so important.

When you’re looking for accurate information that is easy to digest, cars.com is a great resource. It provides clear and concise information that will help you find the best choice when it comes to deciding on the safest car for your family.

Searching the site is easy; just choose the make, model, and year you’re interested in from the drop down menu. You’ll immediately see how well it ranked from customer reviews, based on a best 5-star rating system. From there you can read up on all the specs of the vehicle as well as reviews from people who have bought and used it. For many people in the market to buy a car, reviews are key. They rely on hearing the honest opinions of people who have hands-on experience with the vehicle, not just information from someone trying to sell a car.

Once you’ve narrowed it down to a couple of cars you have decided rank best for safety, it’s time to see how much it’s going to cost you. Budgeting is a big part of family life for any mother, so breaking down the dollars and cents is just common sense, don’t you agree? You can estimate your payments to see if the car you want is affordable. If it is, then great! If not, you can go back and research as many vehicles as you wish until you find the right fit for your family’s safety and your wallet. Finding a new car has never been so easy thanks to cars.com!

Get a New Look with Divatress #ad #spon

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

We’ve all been there…those times when we’ve had a bad hair day. How about the times when we’ve gotten a haircut that didn’t turn out the way we thought and now we need to find a quick fix? What about the days when we just want a different look? How about those days when you want to unleash your inner diva? These are the most fun!

That’s where Divatress comes in.  Whatever the situation, Divatress has a variety of sensationnel human hair that will leave you feeling beautiful. Whether it’s a full wig with curls or a cute, short pixie cut, you can transform yourself into whoever you like with products from Divatress.

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Sometimes we all want a little hair flair. If that’s the case, then a braid or a ponytail extension may be the answer for you. Choose from a wide selection to accentuate your style. All hair products come in a variety of colors and textures. Experiment with a new color or be a diva and try out several!

Whether it’s a full wig, extension, or even a weave, you can count on Divatress to deliver high quality hair care products right to your door step. Don’t keep that inner diva hiding for one more second!

Save Big With Groupon Goods

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

As a mom, you’re always looking for ways to save money. You also know rule number one…never pay full price. Moms have radar for deals and coupons. If you’re like me you even get a little rush when you know you’ve gotten a steal!

My bargain hunting led me to Groupon. When I first started using it, I thought it was only a great resource for excursions and event tickets. I quickly discovered Groupon is so much more. The site has bargains on thousands of Groupon Goods. It’s like a mall at your fingertips, but at prices you can actually afford.

Are you looking for Ray Ban sunglasses? Groupon’s got it. What about 18K White Gold rings? Groupon’s got that too. How about deals on your favorite protein bars? Just go to Groupon . Those are just a few of the long list of things you can get at a fraction of the price. By fraction, I’m talking about more than 60% off in some cases! It all depends on what you’re looking for. No matter what it is though, you’ll never pay full price. In fact, Groupon Goods is a great place to not only shop for yourself, but also for gifts. Just give yourself enough time for shipping and you’ll get some deals of a lifetime.

If you don’t have time to search through the Groupon site, download the app to your smart phone. This is one of my favorite ways to get the goods from Groupon Goods. Alerts flash on my phone when there are some mega deals that I need to know about NOW. There’s no waiting around or missing out. If there’s a deal I want to take advantage of, I don’t have to wait until I get home to check it out. This is great for mommas on the run. If you’re like me, you’re always a momma on the run! Groupon is the place to go. It’s not Groupon Goods, it’s Groupon Greats!

 

Review & Giveaway: KidloLand App

As a parent, we’re constantly looking for innovative ways to teach our children. Whether you love it or hate it, we all know technology plays a huge role in the way our children learn. Our kids are much more tech-savvy at three-years-old than we ever were!

With that said, the market is flooded with apps and games aimed at teaching our children. Some teach colors, others teach numbers; still others aim to do both while entertaining our kids at the same time. Trying to find an app that does everything isn’t always easy.

That’s where KidloLand comes in. KidloLand is an app that has it all. It not only has well-known kiddie songs and nursery rhymes, but also neat games to teach numbers, shapes, and even the months and days. It’s geared towards kids ages 0 to 5. I recently had my 4 year-old experiment with the app. She enjoyed the games focused on numbers, colors, and shapes. As a parent, I found the KidloLand app to serve as a fun reinforcement to some of the lessons she has already learned in pre-school. The numbers activity helps kids with numbers from 1 to 100, so it is great for all kinds of stages in your child’s life.

The months of the year and days of the week is also a wonderful addition, especially for the pre-Kindergarten set. One of the great things about the KidloLand App is that you can feel at ease that your child is using technology to help learn, not waste time. I wish I had it at my fingertips when my kids were younger!
If you want to see how the KidloLand App can help your kids on their learning adventure, here’s your chance! KidloLand is offering FIVE people a FREE three-month subscription for you and your child to try out.

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You can download it at the Google Play Store or for your IOS devices.

*This is a sponsored post. I was provided with the product to complete this review. The views stated here are my own.

Get Saving with Groupon Coupons

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I love coupons. Anyone who knows me knows this to be true. Whether I’m clipping them, getting them scanned on my phone, or using them online I never met a coupon I didn’t like. That’s why Groupon Coupons  is such a great resource for money saving mommas like myself.

Many people think Groupon is just a site where you can find amazing deals at local businesses. While there are plenty of deals and specials to cash in on, the growing number of coupons is even more impressive.  What’s even more mind-blowing is that the coupons are for major retailers!

Groupon Coupons offers savings at dozens of different stores and online sites. From Kohl’s to Macy’s , to sites like Travelocity, there are deals to be found and money to be saved. All you have to do is search. From there you’ll see all that Groupon Coupons has available. From online codes to printable coupons, the deals will make you feel like a money saving diva. Trust me, it’s worth the time. One of the best things about Groupon Coupons is that it’s free to use. You don’t have to pay into a service to get access to all the deals. It doesn’t get much better than that!

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Groupon Coupons to see what kinds of bargains are waiting for you!

 

Review: Cave Tools Hamburger Press

There’s nothing like a good juicy burger. But, sometimes getting that at home can be a challenge. Pre-made hamburger patties are usually not very thick or very juicy. That’s why it’s better to make your own patties. They’re fresher, thicker, and taste better because you can add spices and anything else you want to customize your burger. A good hamburger press is essential to make those hamburger patties perfect. That’s where the Cave Tools Hamburger Press comes in.

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Unlike many products on the market, the Cave Tools Hamburger Press allows you to not only pre-make the patties, but also freeze them without losing shape. There’s no wrapping in tin foil or plastic wrap. You make them in the press and then stack the tray in your freezer.

I found this product extremely easy to use. I mixed my meat and then scooped it into the tray. After simply pressing down, I had six 1/3 pound square hamburger patties. There was no messy shaping. My piece of advice would be to make sure your hamburger meat is mixed properly. If not, there is a chance it can crumble. Nobody wants a burger that’s in pieces

 

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The burgers made by the Cave Tools Hamburger Press are so filling that you may even have left overs! One of the best things about this product is that it is dishwasher safe. After you take your burgers out, just pop the tray in the dishwasher. There’s no scrubbing or soaking. The tray comes out sparkling clean and ready for its next use.

If you want to try the Cave Tools Hamburger Press, you can use this Amazon coupon code for 15 percent off: LZEN8T4G.  It’s worth it! Happy hamburger pressing!

 

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Butler Boots Review

Kids and boots. They either love ’em or hate ’em. Sometimes they’re too clunky. Other times they don’t do their job…like protecting little feet from rain and snow.  Whatever the case, finding the right pair of boots for your child isn’t always easy.

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That’s where Butler Boots come in. Your child doesn’t even need to take off his shoes. These rubber boots simply slip on over whatever shoes your child happens to have on. I recently had my kids try these on for size.

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I found that sneakers worked best as the “base shoe” if you will. They were durable and had a straight bottom for the most part. The boot just slipped on over their sneakers. No drama. They were ready to take on Mother Nature…we all at least the puddles she was leaving behind!

These boots seemed comfortable for them. I didn’t hear any complaints! The most important part is that Butler Boots kept their feet dry. Butler Boots are a great alternative to regular rain boots. For my kids, I found that ordering a size up worked out best.

If you’re looking for something different in kids’ footwear, I would give Butler Boots a try!

*I was compensated with this product in order to conduct this review.

 

Review: Delta Temp 2 O Technology Shower Head

“Mommy, this water is too cold.”

“Mommy, this water is too hot.”

As a parent, how many times have you heard your child say this about their shower water? If you’re like me, the answer is one too many. No matter how hard you try it’s not easy to get the perfect water temperature. If you’re tired of playing the temperature guessing game, there’s a new shower head I recently tried out that makes things a whole lot easier.

The Delta Temp2O 6 Setting Shower Head has a very cool feature that takes the guess-work out of shower water temperature. An LED digital temperature display lets you know the exact temperature of the water. What’s even better is that the various temperature ranges are also color-coded.

So, as soon as you turn on the shower, you’ll most likely see the display in blue with a temperature reading.

Blue colored LED lets you know the water is cold

As soon as you start turning it up a notch, you’ll see the temperature rise digit by digit. You’ll also see the display change to a magenta color. This is usually the zone we’re in when my kids are in the shower. For us, this water is in the 80-90 degree range.

Magenta colored LED lets you know the water is warm

Magenta colored LED lets you know the water is warm

If you really want to turn up the heat…literally…you’ll see the display turn to red.

Red LED lets you know the water is hot

Red LED lets you know the water is hot

This water is extremely warm (over 100 degrees) and is probably not what you want to have for your child or for yourself for that matter. The great thing about this is if you or your child accidentally turns the temperature knob too much, the red display immediately lets you know the water is at one of its highest temperatures without anyone getting hurt by touching the water.

When I introduced the shower head to my kids, I let them know about the color-coded system right away. As a mom, this is the best feature. Now, even my four-year-old daughter knows not to get in if she sees the blue or red light.

“Mommy, we want the purple light. Right?” she asks me. You know you have a family-friendly product that does its job when even a four-year-old gets the idea.

While children can’t really enjoy the different shower head settings, adults certainly can. You can choose from Full Body, Full Spray with Massage, Massaging, Shampoo Rinsing, Shampoo Rinsing with Massage, and Soft Drench. The Massaging setting is a nice touch, especially if you’ve been picking up Barbie shoes or Legos all day long!

The Delta Temp2O 6 Setting Shower Head is a useful addition to your bathroom. The safety setting that the LED display provides makes it family-friendly and practical while the different shower head settings give an extra bonus for mom and dad.

*I was provided with this product from Delta to complete this review.