Thursday, April 17, 2014

NUDE Skincare Miracle Mask - Review

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Spring break is here! Do you have all the essentials for your warm weather getaway? Prep your skin for the sun with NUDE Skincare Miracle Mask, an exfoliating mask made to transform dull, tired, and uneven skin. This mask consists of naturally potent glycolic acid with exfoliating rice beads to refine pores revealing an instantly renewed, brighter, and smoother looking complexion.

I've been using the NUDE Skincare Miracle Mask on my face for a short time now, applying twice a week. It's a mask that needs to be applied on dry, clean skin. After massaging it on the face for a minute, let it set for approximately five minutes. When time is up, rinse thoroughly. It goes on clear and has naturally potent glycolic acid with exfoliating rice beads that refine pores. You can feel the rice beads when you are massaging the miracle mask on your face. It feels like a gentle exfoliation.

Since using the NUDE Skincare Miracle Mask, I've noticed a subtle, positive change in skin tone. It looks less dull and feels clean. I have a patch of dry, flaky skin on my nose that always reappears. I've found nothing to resolve the problem completely, but the miracle mask helps in ridding the flaky skin for some time. The NUDE Skincare Miracle Mask retails for $48. Although I think that's a little pricey for a 2.6 oz tube, I'm mostly pleased with how the product makes my face look and feel.

How To Mash Monsters - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Insight Editions. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Synopsis:

With clever text and whimsical illustrations, How to Mash Monsters will help kids banish their fears-and have fun doing it! Kids will love these clever tricks and tips for getting rid of monsters. The small monsters wish they were little kids so that they could be bigger and stronger. All medium monsters want is some attention. Big monsters are afraid of their own faces so to defeat them, show them a mirror. Some monsters will eat anything, including confetti. Shapeless monsters are the hardest to catch because they can slither through anything. There are many kinds of monsters: the big, the small, the drooling ones, those who sting, those who growl . . . but all of them are weaker than they look!

My Review:

A hardcover book with amusing illustrations, How To Mash Monsters shows monsters of various shapes and sizes, although none look horribly scary. Children who aren't afraid of monsters will find amusement in the depictions. Children who are afraid may find comfort from this book that tells the interesting ways to get rid of different kinds of monsters. A sticker sheet of monsters is also included with the book.

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One person will win a book copy of How To Mash Monsters.

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How To Outwit Witches - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Insight Editions. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Synopsis:

With clever text and whimsical illustrations, How to Outwit Witches will help kids banish their fears-and have fun doing it! They have crooked fingers, humped backs, dark dresses, and pointy hats. . . . Witches, wicked and clever, always inspire fear. Luckily, thanks to this book filled with unbeatable tricks, from now on you possess all the secret spells and potions to beat witches at their own game! Abracadabra!

My Review:

A hardcover book with an included sticker sheet of witches, How to Outwit Witches is fun and jokey. It depicts witches of all shapes and sizes, and children are given off the wall ways of how to get rid of witches should they ever encounter one.

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One person will win a book copy of How To Outwit Witches.

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Another Round of April Winners

A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn. The winners have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or new winner(s) will be drawn. Rafflecopter has been acting wonky and wouldn't randomly choose a winner so I went with random.org. Because of that, and because it's not always obvious, please leave your email address when you comment on the giveaway blog posts. That way I can easily email you on the win. Serously, whether with Rafflecopter or random.org there's never a guarantee I can see your email (no matter how much I search) so I have to choose another winner. I'd hate for you to lose out on a win. End of rant.

The winner of the Master Lock Document Storage Box giveaway is #44, ferriz.

The winner of the Purex Crystals giveaway is #78, Julie.

The winner of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-ray/DVD giveaway is #102, Breanne.

The winner of the Dragons: Defenders of Berk giveaway is #38, Kelly G.

The winner of The Original Loom Boom giveaway is #53, Christian A.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered. Be sure to check out and enter all my active giveaways, all listed at the top left hand side of my blog. There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.

Official Roller Derby Group Shot and Commercial

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The official Dark River Derby Coalition group photo and commercial have been unveiled. I'm super pleased with how they turned out. Our first bout is less than a month away...EEK! I'm a ball of emotions, mostly good. The commercial features some (not all) of our team showcasing that we are "normal" people too. We may wear fishnets, booty shorts, and knee high socks on the track but we are also moms, friends, pet lovers, and community helpers. My celeb cred shows up five times in the commercial.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Korres Natural Products Showergels - Review

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

If you’re day dreaming of sparkling blue seas and sunny destinations, transport your basic shower into a Greek escape with Korres Natural Products Showergels.

These beautifully scented, rich showergels provide a moisturizing effect and help maintain the natural moisture level of the skin. They contain emollients and humectants that provide a lasting moisturizing effect and help to maintain the natural moisture level of the skin.

Available in Basil Lemon, Guava, Fig, Jasmine, Japanase Rose, Vanilla Guava for $19.50 at Sephora.com.


I've tried several different brands of showergels, but have never used Korres. Although more than what I usually pay for showergels, the lavish bath product from Korres is almost worth the higher price. I received the Jasmine scent and it has a lovely fragrance. The showergel contains wheat that forms a protective film on the skin, maintaining its regular hydration level. Its formula is 91.9% natural. It has a good balance of suds and makes skin feel clean.

As of Today, John Cena is My Personal Coach!

In exchange for this post, I received a BodyChange Team! It's ChangeTime membership. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opiniosn and results may differ.


WWE Superstar, John Cena, has created a new fitness and nutrition program 10 Weeks BodyChange, and I will be taking part in that challenge. Up until recently, I've never been real active and haven't put much thought into nutrition. Now that I'm on the roller derby team, I'm eating healthier and am much more on the move. With that said, I think being a part of a structured program may help me with my weight loss goals and help towards a better lifestyle. I'm fairly familiar with John Cena and his celebrity status. I'm excited to see what he has to offer with the 10 Weeks BodyChange and how it will benefit me. I'll update you at the end of the ten weeks with my results.

The 10 Weeks BodyChange is an online fitness / nutrition program where John sends a set of personal videos every week to the subscriber outlining a nutritional diet and recipes that he has developed. Each week John also leads members through workouts he has developed to be the most effective – only twice a week at 20 minutes each.

The program costs $99 for 10 weeks and focuses on three elements –fitness, nutrition and motivation – to help promote a healthy lifestyle change. It has more of a female focus as this is meant to jumpstart healthy lifestyle choices, rather than intense workouts only or quick diet fixes.

I'm ready to give the 10 Weeks BodyChange a chance and am ready for the guidance from John Cena on fitness and nutrition.
Are you familiar with John Cena? Is the 10 Weeks BodyChange a program you'd be interested in?