Jane Iredale Pure & Smple Makeup Kit - REVIEW #BeautyWithBrilliance #PureSimpleYou

Thursday, July 27, 2017

DISCLOSURE: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Jane Iredale is a line of supplements, makeup and skincare products that nourish the skin, as well as making it look and feel good. Their products aim to Feed, Fortify and Finish the skin. They use high quality ingredients, including certified organic and natural ingredients and are certified cruelty-free.

Thanks to Influenster, I received the Pure & Simple Makeup Kit to try. The kit includes two shades of PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, PurePressed Blush, two shades of PurePressed Eyeshadow and Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain. The kit is available in four shades: Light, Medium Light, Medium and Medium Dark. I received the Medium shade to review.

I found the foundation to be really light. It felt like I wasn't wearing anything. It gave me sheer to medium coverage, depending on how much I used. I liked how the foundation included SPF protection. I used the darker shade all over my face and the lighter shade under my eyes.

I really liked the shade of blush included in the kit. I felt it went really well with my skin tone. The eyeshadows were really pigmented. The lip and cheek stain smelled really good. The pink shade included in the kit wasn't that much different than my natural lip color. It just kind of brightened my lips.

Overall, though, I liked the kit. It would be even better if it included a small mascara. I plan to bring the makeup kit with me on the two road trips I have coming up next month (Outer Banks and Disney World!!).

The Pure & Simple Makeup Kit retails for $33 and is available on janeiredale.com and other online retailers.

NCircle Entertainment's Kiwi: Season1 + Mily Miss Questions: Season 1 - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

DISCLOSURE: As an NCircle Ambassador, I received free DVDs for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

This month's DVD giveaway from NCircle Entertainment features two shows that I had never heard of. I thought they both sounded interesting and would be good for my four- and six-year-old to watch.


Join Mily, a funny and inquisitive 8-year-old girl, as she embarks on adventures hoping to answer the many questions she has about life, people, and the world. In this collection of twenty four episodes, join Mily and her friends as they investigate everyday situations from learning how to deal with fear to playing by the rules to using your imagination and so much more. Whenever a particular situation raises a question worthy of examination, Mily is immediately on the case! From one episode to the next, through everyday situations, Mily introduces young viewers to the art of questioning in order to further develop an inquisitive mind.


It s time to learn phonics skills with Twiki and Twini! In this collection of twenty six episodes, Twiki and Twini will take us on fun and educational adventures to discover new words and new sounds. In each episode, Twiki and Twini encounter different objects themed together such as animals, trucks, and more! As each object is presented in the episode, your little one will then watch as Twiki and Twini spell the word out phonetically in fun, illustrative letters that resemble the word being spelled out with their friends. For instance, when spelling out chicken the letters resemble a chicken with its feathers and legs. Each adventure continues with a total of four to five words being spelled out in each episode. In this Season 1 collection, your little one will learn how to spell colors like red and blue to food words like fruit to animal words like snake . The fun and learning never end with Twiki and Twini! Get ready to enter into an unexpected universe comprised of sounds, words, and images. 

Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpaste - REVIEW

Sunday, July 23, 2017

DISCLOSURE: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

My family and I have been making the effort to use more natural and organic products, both in the foods we eat and in the personal care products we use. While cost and availability have been a factor, we try to buy natural and organic when we can.

We recently made the move to trying natural toothpaste. We had been somewhat hesitant in the past to making the switch to natural toothpaste. Other brands that we had tried before either didn't taste good or they just didn't leave our teeth feeling clean or fresh at all.

Thanks to Moms Meet, we were sent several varieties of Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpaste. The toothpaste offers a different approach to ingredients. It's free from harmful ingredients that are commonly found in other toothpastes, such as fluoride, carrageenan and sodium lauryl sulfate. Instead, Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpastes uses all natural ingredients to help fight plaque, freshen breathe and whiten and brighten teeth.

Exploring D.C. With Urban Adventure Quest

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

DISCLOSURE:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with USFamilyGuide.com.  I received a free Urban Adventure Quest scavenger hunt in exchange for a review.  No further compensation was provided.  All opinions are my own.

We don't live very far from Washington, D.C. -- it's about a 45 minute drive from our house to downtown D.C. Yet, we hardly ever venture into the city. I think it had been probably over a year since I was last in D.C. 

This past weekend, we had a chance to play tourists and go on a scavenger hunt around Washington, D.C., using Urban Adventure Quest. They offer fun scavenger hunt adventures that you can complete with your family and/or friends.  Guided from any smartphone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. You can play anytime during daylight hours and start when you want and play at your pace. They have 54 Quests to choose from in many major cities.