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Sunday, September 14, 2014

$25 Visa Gift Card #shared

It's GIVEAWAY time!
Perfectly Imperfect Mom is hosting a Giveaway with Warner Bros. Pictures.
You can win a $25 Visa Gift Card and the This is Where I Leave you novel.
This is Where I Leave You will be in theaters September 19th.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

**This is a shared post and am not affiliated at all with this giveaway**

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join Me to Help Light The Night For Kids with Cancer #LLSLTN

This fall,  let’s walk to the end of cancer by joining The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk fundraising campaign, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and to shine a light on finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

One group that deserves our attention is children with cancer. Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and adolescents less than 20 years old. While extraordinary progress has been made in blood cancer treatments, the journey back to a healthy life can be a long one. For these kids, returning to school means additional challenges, including maintaining friendships to keeping up with schoolwork.
Here’s how we can do it:
This year, Sylvan Learning is partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Light The Night, with a commitment to raise $250,000 and to donate more than 12,000 hours of free tutoring services in nearly 200 communities nationwide to help young blood cancer patients and their families with the transition back into academics. You can help them to achieve these goals:
There are nearly 200 Light the Night walks nationwide this fall. It’s easy to walk by registering and joining a team.
Learn more about how LLS and Sylvan are helping young cancer patients and their families manage.
Find a walk in your area, and join a Sylvan Learning walk team in supporting this great cause.

I’m going to join Light the Night with my family. Won’t you join us? Let’s all walk to the end of cancer and, at the same time, you can help kids get back into the swing of school, often while they are still undergoing treatment.

It's Fun

Light The Night Walk is a community celebration of music, entertainment and camaraderie among friends, family and co-workers gathering to celebrate their fundraising success and demonstrate their support in the fight against blood cancers.

Funds raised through The Light The Night Walk:

  • Fund breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients.
  • Provides Free educational materials, support programs and events.
  • Powers advocacy to ensure access to treatments.
  • Helps provide personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sheer Cover #ModernMom #FlawlessFinish @SheerCover

Thank you to ModernMom I had the opportunity to try an exceptional product called Sheer Cover a non comedogenic, paraben free mineral make up. It's perfect for sensitive skin as well because it is fragrance free. I did receive a variety of product as compensation for my review.
It came with a guide and advertisements Sheer Cover products made to match my skin. I am a red head and skin is light so I did choose Light Medium but they do have for any skin tone or combination of.

Variety of brushes which should be cleaned every other week to keep them fresh, non oily and longer lasting.
This is the Sheer Cover Conceal and Brighten Trio I used the concealer under my eyes to reduce the dark circles I see everyday. I found it easier to use my finger to apply and a brush to blend it in. They are intended to be used together but I found I liked it used seperately as well as together, because my complexion is light I can play around my eyes for a more vivid look.

Sun Kissed Bronzing Minerals..I liked it, it had a little sparkle along with the multi color appearance. Because they are layerable and "blendable they are perfect to be used on any part of your body not just your face. I found I liked them to kind of brighten my face and neck to give a little tannish color that isn't to crazy and wild. The pigmant is perfect for even my skin type and it does not look plastered on. To apply I did use the thicker brush as it is meant as an all over:)
Base Perfector Primer just used to balance out the fine lines or wrinkles that some see as flaws and others as signs of beauty. I generally will use around my eyes and that is it so a little goes a long way in my home.
This is light and the swatch I did was unblended to show true color. To me it blends perfect, it has a soft consistency and found that the brush was the easiest way to apply as it is in a shaker jar. Like any mineral make up there is no particular way to use it but best judgement..take cap off, shake out what you need, swab the brush and tap off excess..apply in circular motion from outside to inside of face, reapply as necessary but don't overdo it (its not Halloween).
Mascara love the texture and the brush is perfect for my lashes(IMO no clumping noted).

Now this was interesting to me when I removed the lid I had never seen this before (sorry kind of felt like carpet when touched) this is meant to be used after applying mascara to create a more dramatic effect and longer lashes. This is most certainly something I would use for a night out on the town probably not for everyday use.

Thank you @ModernMom for this awesome opp. All opinions were 100% my own and all items mentioned facilitated my review. Items received do not promise a positive review.*
My review posted on ModernMom review site:

Product Review for SheerCover Studio

Part of the Make-up Insider Campaign

I gave it 5 Stars
Sheerly Amazing
I had never tried a mineral makeup before as a full kit, mostly bits and pieces and when you dont use all the similar products the outcome is not always pretty. This kit had a variety of brushes and the color combination of product was right on. The primer gave me the little line cover i needed while the concealer really added to the pleasing quality. The powder foundation in LIGHT was a right on match for me as a red head with no freckles. The bronzer was my favorite the shimmer and touch of color was perfectly stated for any complexion, for me it created a hue to face and neck but it was not so dark colored that it looked fake. The brushes were great quality I noticed no disintegration while using and they were easy t clean. I thought the kit was very well thought out and provided product for any complexion.


#CosmoCamp: Music, a great app for little ones age 2-5, is now available for download

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Sep 08, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Smiley 360 #BuildABear campaign

We received the opportunity to do a review with Smiley360 in cooperation with BuildABear and I am sure we all know this company. If not its the store of your childs dreams, toys to stuff, dress and love.

Looking stylish outside of BuildABear for our #freesamp

This is the one she wanted, we had option of Princess Pets, Pony Pals or Super Heroes and (drum roll)....... Trixie the ponypal it is :)

Her original choice was the Palace Pets, super cute..early morning so the bins were stuffed full

Yes Trixie has a voice and she has 6 phrases this was a win win for us and only cost $7 (prices may vary)

She picks out a heart, gives it a pump, a kiss and runs it through the hair for good luck and longevity amazing how toys have changed since I was little.

The good old peddle to fill it with stuffing, we did spend a bit of time there stuffing as the machine needed a refill. It is all in the video at the top to see our true visit. 
**All opinions expressed are 100% my own I was compensated with a GC to receive for payment of this review. I choose to use my children in toy and game reviews and their opinions are stated. There is no other compensation offered for this review.** #freesamp