Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pet Studio Art Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Pet Studio Art for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

When I go shopping I try my best to bring my own bags so that I don't end up with a ton of plastic bags so I try to remember to bring reusable bags with me. I like looking for reusable bags that are both well made and reflect personal likes so I was exciting when I found a shop called Pet Studio Art because they sell a wide range of tote bags that feature a large selection of animals.






For my review I was able to select a tote bag of my choice but it was a difficult one to make because the store owner Stephanie has prints of several different animals I enjoy so I gave her a few options I liked and asked her to surprise me. When my package arrived in the mail I couldn't wait to see which tote she selected and was overjoyed to see that she had selected the Hedgehog print. I love hedgehogs and I would love to own one but at this time I am not able to get one so instead my fiance got me a FurReal hedgehog for Christmas so I decided to snap a photo of it with my new bag. The tote bag is made from 100% cotton and is environmental friendly, flat the bags measure 14.5in x 15in (Flat) and weight 6oz so they are pretty light weight and the fold up easily so you can store it in your purse or car for when you need it at the grocery store. The tote bag is well made and the print on the front doesn't have a sticky or gross feeling to it like some iron on patches/printed shirts can tend to have if they aren't done correctly. The material used is soft to the feel yet durable and will stand up to carrying a heavy stack of books or several canned goods.





Looking the tote over I wasn't able to find anything I didn't like about the bag, the inside has a small seam neatly tucked into it, and all the stitches are securely in place. Stephanie sells her totes for $15 each plus shipping, to me this is a fair price for a tote that is not only handmade but made well and durable so it is sure to last for several years to come, plus the prints are so cute how could you pass them up? Pet Studio Art also sells jewelry and cat scratchers, she responds to emails and inquiries in a timely manner and gets orders out quickly. My tote bag came with a lovely handmade card which I thought was a nice touch. I also wanted to note that her dog and cat models are rescue pets from the various shelters and rescues that she works with to help promote their pets through adoption. She offers free photo sessions to any rescue in her area of Austin, TX and to date has raised over $25,000 for animal charities through her fundraisers and referral program (She donates 20% of the profits from any order that a rescue refers to her at Pet Studio Art).

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to win their choice of tote bag from Pet Studio Art.

This is open World Wide. Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!

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 Giveaway entry question: Which tote bag would you select if you won?


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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Wit! Gifts Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Wit! Gifts for the review & giveaway free of charge.****


During the holidays I like looking for gifts that are not only useful but fun and that is exactly what I found when I visited a website called Wit! Gifts who sells a wide range of witty and funny gifts. They sell a number of products from gift bags to water bottles and coin purses. The website had me smiling and laughing the entire time I was looking through the products because of the cute and funny little remarks all the products say on them. One of the products I thought was great in particular was a gift bag that says "If you don't like it, I'll take it", I thought this was funny because during the holidays I am always worried that the people I bought gifts for won't like their gifts so this kind of takes a bit of that stress away like hey a ton of other people feel the same way. For my review I was able to select a few things I wanted to review but the decision was hard because there were not only several things I liked but also products I knew my loved ones would enjoy as well. For my review I selected the following products; A unicorn coin purse & water bottle that both say "Shit just got real", A key FOB that says "You don't know jack", A sticky note set and a coffee cup set that says "Super Hero" & "Side Kick".





All of these products are wonderful in their own way but the one I was most excited to get was the coffee cup set because it is perfect for my fiance and I. To me he is my super hero, I think we make a pretty good team both on the home front and when we play video games together so I consider myself his side kick so these cups are perfect. I do wish there was different color options for the cups themselves but they are pretty awesome as is anyways. Each product is well made with high quality sturdy materials to help keep the product looking its best and keep it from becoming ruined due to scratches,tears, etc. The water bottle is stainless steel and holds 16oz, it is dishwasher safe and has a ridged bottle to help prevent the bottle from falling over. Each of the items I received is bright in color, eye catching and over all a fun products to own. The note cards feature a cute saying and a picture to go along with it, I keep a lot of notes so having this set makes note taking that much more fun! The sticky note set comes with six designs and there are fifty sheets of each one so for $5.90 you get three hundred witty and funny sticky notes to use as you please, I'd say that is a pretty good price for a unique set of sticky notes. Products on the Wit! Gifts site range in price from $2.50 for an emery board to $19.90 for a water bottle. Their customer service is excellent and the shipping was quick, all of the products arrived in ready to gift condition. I do think they could use an edit or two on their website though, I've looked all over their website and can't find a FAQ or help tab where you can look up information on where they ship to, shipping speeds, how to make a return if you need one, etc the only thing I can find is their email at the bottom of their website which is honestly the only thing there is to complain about when it comes to Wit! Gifts otherwise they answer emails quickly and their products are worth purchasing.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner will receive a prize pack filled with the exact same items I received in this post.

This is open to US Residents only excluding Hawaii and Alaska. Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!

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 Giveaway entry question: What is another product you love or would like to own from Wit! Gifts?


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Glossique Nail Wraps Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned below have been provided by the Glossique for the review free of charge.****



 I enjoy having my nails look nice but I have to admit aside from painting a base and adding maybe a top layer and a few nail decals I am not good at nail art so when I want something extra cute or fancy I turn to nail wraps to rescue me. Some nail wraps are a huge pain in the butt because you have to heat them up, but that isn't the case with these nail wraps by Glossique. These nail wraps do not require heat in order to apply and there is an easy process to apply them. Each sheet comes with nineteen wraps, which is enough for applying two sets to your nails because when you cut them in half each side of the sheet is enough for one set. To apply themyou'll need to first push your cuticles back, I generally like to trim mine but you don't have to do that. Next you'll need to wipe them with acetone (nail polish remover pads will do) because less oil will help the wrap stick better, however if you are like me and don't like the smell of nail polish remover this step isn't 100% necessary, I skipped this step and mine stuck quite nicely.





After pushing your cuticle back and wiping your nails off you will need to select the size wrap you need for each finger, You may trim the sides to make it more narrow if needed (I found I didn't need to cut anything off aside from the tip due to the wrap being longer than my finger nails). It is better to have the nail deco narrow on your nail vs. being too wide. It is ok for your natural nail to slightly show on the sides. It says you shouldn't touch the underside of the wrap too much because you don't want the oils from your skin to get onto the wrap so gently removing the wrap and placing it onto your nail is the best, then simply smooth it out over your nail and cut off any extra sticking off your nail. I found these wraps easy to apply, and if you run into any issue with smoothly them out it is easy to do you will need to gently lift the wrap back up and re-smooth it back down to help smooth any ridges out. I received a set of candy cane wraps and a snowflake/snowstorm set and I love them both! The Candy cane set I used as an accent nail set during the holidays and I am currently using the snowstorm set, I think it looks like blue flames because of how bright and pretty the wraps are.  The sticky side looks like snake scales and is pretty sticky to help keep it on your nails and the wraps are pretty durable and water proof. To remove simply grab the wrap by the corner and peel it off then wipe your nails off with a nail polish remover pad to remove any extra stickiness left behind. Each set cost $14.95 and they sell a large assortment of designs, if you are looking for something specific they separate everything into different categories on their website to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mesh Nail Polish Goodie Bag Giveaway!

After what seemed like a long, crazy and hectic December it is now the new year and with a new year comes re-newed goals, memories of the prior years past and new ambitions to tackle in the form of New years resolutions. So far I am pretty happy with how things are going in the new year and I've been working hard on my resolutions. One of those being getting caught up on what got pushed back blog wise due to a series of unfortunate events in December and also working on bringing you exciting and fun new content and fun giveaway prizes! Many of my fans are big nail polish and beauty fans so I have a fun giveaway for all of you.







This prize pack includes:

A carry bag

2 Animal stamping plates

2 Mini Tsum Tsum nail polishes

2 Tsum Tsum toe spreaders

A Essie nail wraps

Mirror Chrome nail powder

3 Trust Fund Beauty nail polishes in "I had it first", "Bye Felicia" & "Man Crush Monday"

This is open World Wide.  Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!

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 Giveaway entry question: What are your top three favorite nail polish brands?


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Grand Canyon/Williams KOA Campgrounds Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned below have been provided by the Grand Canyon/Williams KOA for the review free of charge.****

When you go on vacation or on a business trip the first thing you usually think of is finding a place to stay while you are away from your home, most will look for a hotel or a motel to stay in for the night but have you ever considered a KOA camp that offers camp sites, tents and cabins for rent? During my life time I've only stay at one KAO camp site in northern New Mexico which was for a single night, four of us shared a one room cabin with no bathroom the bathroom they had was a bit of a walk and the inside of it scared the crap out of the bug-a-phoba inside me. I hadn't stayed in once since but I recently thought I would give it another try, each KAO site is individual owned and operated so they all offer different amenities and more and I am very glad we decided to give the KAO experience another chance. My family and I recently packed up for a weekend trip up to Northern Arizona to enjoy some snow festivities for the weekend and the lovely Grand Canyon/Williams KOA located at 5333 State Highway 64Williams, AZ 86046 graciously offered to sponsor us for a two day stay at their campground. It is the closest KAO campground near the Grand Canyon and also happens to be within a ten minute drive of Bearizon! We were offered one of their Deluxe cabins with bathroom, it offers a sleeping loft, a full bedroom, a smaller room with two bunk beds along with a kitchen, living room that has a pull out sofa bed and of course the bathroom in total it sleeps up to eight people. You would think it might cost an arm and a leg to rent a cabin for the night but surprisingly the estimated base rate for five adults and two children was only $135 a night, hotels in the surrounding area can cost $119 a night ($108 using a hotel website) for a single room with just two beds so for slightly more you basically get a small house all to yourself.





Walking into the front office was quite the site on it's own, driving up you could see bike rentals, a play ground, bathroom areas and a convenient store which contained the office area. Check in process was easy and the staff was extremely friendly and attentive, the convenience store was large and had a lot to browse I wanted to start looking around right away but we had a long drive up north and the kids we itching to get out of the van. We had a small two minute drive from the front office to where the cabins were, they have four various sized cabins lined up and they all looked so welcoming. Each cabin is fully furnished which includes patio furniture and chairs for the fire pit area, there is also a gas BBQ grill provided for your use. The cabin it's self was warm and cozy, they had the heat on keeping everything nice for when guests arrived. The cabin included everything you could need to make your stay as comfortable as possible, the kitchen features two coffee pots (a regular coffee pot & a K-cup machine with four provided pods), a microwave, toaster, dish washer, a full sink, two stove tops and it was already stocked with pots/pans, dishes and more. Liens are provided as well as soap/lotion in the bathroom, and under the kitchen sink we even found a dish rack/sponge/dish washer tabs and dish soap so you don't need to bring your own.





Even with five adults and two children there was still plenty of room to move around.Their website states there is only one TV in the cabin but there are actually two, there is one out in the living room and another in the master bedroom. During check in you are provide a map of the camp grounds that includes a list of channels and the Wifi info (provided free with stay), I do have to say that due to the location there wasn't a lot of channels to choose from which made me wish a DVD player was provided in the cabin for the time we did spend inside trying to stay warm. Each room had it's own small heater which really helped keep the cabin at a very comfortable temperature compared to what it was like outside. While enjoying our stay we fully enjoyed everything the cabin had to offer, we used the fire pit both nights we were there (fire wood can be purchased in their convenience store along with fire starters, camping gear and more!), we used the gas grill, and many of the dishes and dish washer. We took the kids up to play at their play ground and checked out everything they had to offer, the pool was out of commission for the season of course so that was one thing we didn't do but we took full advantage of the coffee bar they had inside the convenience store the kids loved the hot coco and we loved the Smores flavored hot coffee!! They even had a Rec Room with Pool Table, a Wii, a basket ball court and more for you to enjoy while you stay. Pets aren't allowed in the deluxe cabins but they are allowed in the smaller cabins and in the tent/RV areas, they provide a walking area and a K9 camp area for the dogs to play.





It was a quite area and even though all the cabins around us were occupied every night you weren't able to hear anyone's loud TV's, hear people going up and down the halls like you would in a hotel or have to deal with anyone being above you. Over all it was a very positive and enjoyable stay, everyone wished we could have stayed a few more days but work and school were calling us home. There was a lot to see and do just at this camp site and that didn't even include what all we did while we were up in Williams,Arizonas so I am sure I forgot to mention one or two things so if you are in the area you should book a stay and see everything they have to offer for yourself I am sure you won't regret it.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

William W. Rockwell Review & Giveaway!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned below have been provided by William W. Rockwell for the review & giveaway free of charge.****


It has always been a big goal/dream of mine to be able to dress as Hawkgirl for Comicon, Since I've recently started doing yoga and trying to get into shape I've main it my main goal for the year to reach that cosplaying dream and a giant part in reaching that goal was William Rockwell who creates and sells leather masks alongside metal sculptures. Just before Thanksgiving William and I began talking about working together on a piece for my blog, originally I really liked his Angel/Devil mask and owl mask but I figured why not get crazy and ask if he would be able to make a custom Hawkgirl inspired mask for me. He delivered in a big way and now not only do I have the most important part of my cosplay outfit and a piece of artwork I'll display in my home for a very long time but now you have a chance to own one as well because he has started selling them in his shop. William is a very caring and attentive store owner, he puts a lot of thought and care into his products and aims to keep all of his customers happy. If you see a mask you love but want it in a different color you should message him as I am sure he would be more than happy to do a different paint job, or if you are looking for a custom piece you can message him to work out pricing and details. He has his main website listed above and also an etsy shop found Here.





The creation process was a lot of fun and William really spent a lot of time going over suggestions, my ideas, his ideas and images of how Hawkgirls masks have look in previous series. I also voice some of my dislikes on various masks, for example some cosplay Hawkgirl masks have it to where the tip of the nose extends out past the persons actual nose and I didn’t want that, instead I wanted it to end right when my actual nose did. This was his first cosplay piece and first time sewing a design together so we were both excited to be working on this, I had picked out several photos of mask inspiration ideas I had an William came up with a foam layout of how the mask would work, and kept me up to date on the progress. In the early stages he sent me photos of the foam layout we weren’t sure about the nose piece as the original layout had more than one piece coming together in that section and after a few tweaks the mask was perfect, the next step was paint. I let him know I wanted the mask to be gold and black because I like how her newer mask looks black in certain lighting (it is a dark green) and I thought the two colors would be easiest to work with outfit wise, the originally paint job looked like the one he is currently selling on his website but I had him change some of the gold along the wings to black and I can honestly say I am beyond happy with this mask I was very excited to try it on for the first time. Some masks don’t fit well on me because I’ve been told I have a tiny forehead(two fingers in height) and I also have high /wide cheek bones which sit uncomfortably in some masks so I was nervous but this mask fits perfectly. The masks is light weight but pretty sturdy and it has a strap that runs from the top of the back of my head down to meet with a strap that goes around the base of my skull which fits comfortably and keeps the mask in place (As a side note it was quite difficult trying to take selfies with this mask on!).





The mask is extremely well made there isn't a piece of leather or a stitch out of place, I can find nothing wrong with this mask and I have nothing but good things to say about it. The mask took 50% less time than I thought it would to create a layout, create the mask and then paint, I honestly thought it would take closer to the two month mark to complete since he was working on other orders and getting ready for a art show at the same time but he go everything finished quickly, I am very impressed with his dedication to his work and to his customers. Shipping went perfectly and the mask arrived without any issues, the mask also arrived with some yellow and orange tissue paper to help keep it safe but my kids ran off with them before I had a chance to get a photo of it plus I was overly excited to get to try my mask on. There was a lot of love and attention to detail that went into this mask and it shows with the beautiful craftsman ship you can see while looking at the mask, his beautiful wife is also a big help when it comes to packaging and mailing things out so I want to include a thank you to her as well you both make an amazing team. William sells a large assortment of leather masks from half masks to full face masks and he even has a mask that covers the whole top of your head now, he also sells statues and metal sculptures!



Prize Alert: 
One lucky winner is going to receive a 5 piece bullet ornament (.223) pack(valued at $20) and one lucky winner is going to win a brass patina metal masks (valued at $42.50) which are both shown above.

This is open to US Residents only!  Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!

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 Giveaway entry question: What is another product you love or would like to own from the William W. Rockwell website?


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Denise Albirght Studio Review & Giveaway!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Denise Albirght Studio for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

It is very crazy to say but 2017 is almost here! Which means it is time for those who set new years resolutions to start planning and it also means it is time to get a new calendar. One of my new years resolutions is to keep better track of shopping lists, appointments and other important dates. I have a small pocket book I keep in my purse but it doesn't have a lot of writing space so I was very excited to receive the chance to work with Denise Albirght Studio on a review and giveaway of their reminder binder.



I received their 17~month Reminder Binder which has August 2016 to December 2017. This is a nice thick planner which has a metal ringed spine which I love because the books that are paper and simply sealed or stapled together start to fall apart after a while of being opened all the time and it won't happen with this binder. The front of the binder has a 'stock it pocket' where you can store extra binder stickers, coupons, notes, etc that you want to keep safe and store for later. There is also three pages of various stickers when you first open the binder, it has 69 different stickers and each one has 2-21 stickers of each. I love that each month starts out with four empty boxes, two are for notes and two are for making check lists, which is followed by a calendar of that month with boxes to write in and a long note section on the side.

















Each week shows Monday thru Sunday with plenty of space to write in daily activities, appointments, or place fun stickers to show your weekly activities. There is also a check list, a note section and the previous month/current month/next month calendar at the end of each week to really help you keep track of your busy life. The very end of the book has several list sheets that have easy tear seems so you can write out a list and take it with you and it also has a "Dates to remember" section along with several contact list pages with another 'stock it pocket' in the back. Denise Albirght Studio also offers tons of fun binder stickers for you to use including First day of school, lunch date, No school, Work out, Birthday stickers and more! I really like this reminder binder and think it will be a huge help in the coming months. At first I was blind and didn't notice the two pockets and all day long I kept thinking how perfect it would be if it had a pocket or small folder to put things in and when I got home from work is when I noticed it did in fact come with two pockets. These binders sell for $24.95 and additional stickers start at $8.99 and she has dozens of stickers for your binder.

PRIZE ALERT:
Three lucky winners will each win the following,A Gift Set including:

(1) Reminder Binder® Planner
(1) Busy Mom Sticker Set
(1) Every Gal Sticker Set

This is open to US Residents only!  Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!

Giveaway winners are announced on FACEBOOK, If you would like to see who won my latest giveaways please visit and like my facebook page.

 Giveaway entry question: How do you currently keep organized?


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