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Friday, May 17, 2013

May 2013 Ipsy Bag

Every month I treat myself to an Ipsy bag.  You may be wondering what that is.....Ipsy is a monthly subscription service. When you sign up you complete a survey about your makeup wants and needs.  Then Ipsy puts together a unique bag for you each month.  The bag has many deluxe and full size products.  The best part is it only cost $10.00 and ships free to your home.  I love makeup and I love trying new products so Ipsy bags work well for me.  Here is my May 2013 bag:

I got a sample size St. Tropez tanning product, Mirabella full size lipstick, Juice Beauty full size lipgloss, Zoya full size nail polish, and a Yaby concealer pan.  The monthly makeup bag that everything comes in is underneath all the products and changes every month.  The Zoya nail polish retails for $8.00 by itself so as you can see the $10 price is a deal :)

If you are interested in checking out Ipsy here is a link:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day Appreciation Sweepstakes

 As Mother's Day approaches I begin to think of all the fond memories I have of my mother.  She has always been the backbone of our family through good and bad times.  Everyone always seems to ask for her advice and counsel.    After battling breast cancer a few years back we are blessed that she is still with us today.  She is a fabulous grandmother to my daughter who loves her Nana so much!  

I wanted to share a little about my mom with you because I have a new sweepstakes to tell you about and it ties into Mother's Day!  It is for Mas Detergent.  Mas detergent has been around for a while in places like Mexico, but this is the first time in the U.S. that Mas detergent will be available! You will be able to find it at a Walmart near you.  

There are two varies: 
Mas Color-it has ingredients that protect and renew colors in your laundry
Mas Oscurra-which is similar to the Mas Color but also works to protect darks and denim from fading in your washer (which sounds outstanding to me!)

The Mas Mother's Day Appreciation Sweepstakes is live! Mas Detergent wants to thank all the hard working, child loving, laundry washing moms out there by celebrating Hispanic Mother's day with a chance to win a grand prize of $1,000!

I would like to give my fabulous readers a chance to win three $1.00 off coupons toward your purchase of Mas detergent.  
 Good luck and Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Infants' Advil® & Children's Advil® Friends' Mission

Infants' Advil® & Children's Advil® Friends' Mission: Enter 4 a chance to win a $200 gift card from Smiley360 by taking a short survey  I received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360.

Rod Stewart's New Album Time

Do you have TIME for Rod Stewart? Well tomorrow May 7th, 2013 is the release of Rod Stewart's new album Time.  This is his first album of new material in almost 20 years (and his hairstyle hasn't changed one bit!)  This marks Stewart's long awaited return to his songwriting roots and features 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote and produced!
Stewart said, "Suddenly ideas for lyrics were piling up in my head.  Next thing I knew, I had a song called 'It's Over' about divorce separation.  And now I was getting up in the middle of the night and scrambling for a pen to write things down, which has never happpened to me.  I finished seven or eight songs very quickly and I still wasn't done, and it became apparent that I would eventually have a whole album of material to record."

I have always been a  Rod Stewart fan.  He still has that raspy sexy sound to his voice all these years later and with song titles like "Sexual Religion" and "Make Love to Me Tonight" Rod proves he has still got it!!  The album has a good mix of slower and faster paced songs which I like.  The song "She Makes Me Happy" is upbeat and sweet.  It reminds me of my husband and I and how the right woman can make a man change his ways.  "Its Over" has a great tempo even though it's a song about divorce and separation and many people will be able to relate to it!  Time proves that Rod Stewart still rocks after all this TIME! Track Listing:
1. She Makes Me Happy
2. Can’t Stop Me Now
3. It’s Over
4. Brighton Beach
5. Beautiful Morning
6. Live The Life
7. Finest Woman
8. Time
9. Picture In A Frame
10. Sexual Religion
11. Make Love To Me Tonight
12. Pure Love

 Check out the preview here: album preview 

 You can also check out "She Makes Me Happy" the video here:
She Makes Me Happy Video 

Here is where you can buy Time



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Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about Rod Stewart's new album Time.

I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

NEW Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Gel

My least favorite room to clean in the house is the bathroom and we have 3 so I'm always excited when I get to try a NEW product that helps me clean those areas.  I recently got to try Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Gel.  I figured the best test I could put it to was in my master bathroom.  We do not have grout in the shower/tub but the tub gets a ring around it whenever my husband uses it (he has a dirty job)  so I knew this is where I would start.  You can see the stains and dark ring toward the bottom.

I sprayed this area with the gel.  It had a slight bleach smell but not as potent as some of the other bleach sprays I have used.  The product went directly where I sprayed it.  I waited a minute and them scrubbed with a shower brush.  Wow!! You can tell the difference immediately.

 I'm very pleased with this cleaner! It works well, it is quick and it took little effort on my part to get rid of the stains.  Here are some key points you should know: 

  • No harsh fumes or overspray
  • Spray gel that clings to stains
  • cleans tile, grout, tubs and showers
 Now Soft Scrub will be hosting a sweepstakes along with the release of new Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover.  One grand prize winner will receive $1000 and year's supply of Soft Scrub coupons while 250 additional winners will receive one Soft Scrub coupon for a free product.  Go here to enter:

 I would like to give my fabulous readers a chance to win a coupon for a free Soft Scrub product so that they could try the new mold & mildew stain remover gel for themselves.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years and older.  The winner will be notified via email.

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***The Soft Scrub Brand provided me with a sample of their NEW Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.  

Friday, May 3, 2013

Michael Bublé To Be Loved

 Hi everyone!  Have I told you lately that I adore Canadian crooners??  Well, not all of them, but I do love Michael BubléI was uber excited to hear he had a new album. The album is To Be Loved, out now, and  finds the Grammy winner covering songs by Frank Sinatra, the Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, and more.  In the mix of golden standards are four original songs co-written by Bublé, dipping into his persona.
 These are good times for the singer, who is about to become a first-time dad. He sounds like a man in love with life. "I wrote Close Your Eyes about my wife and about the power of all the women in my life—my sisters, my mom, my grandma and all women in general. Let’s face it, where would we be without them?" said Bublé.

I have listened to the entire album.  It swings big time: it rocks, it’s soulful, it’s happy, sometimes a little sad. It’s romantic, it’s yummy, and it’s heartfelt.  I found there were many favorites from the great American songbook that people of all ages will know and sing along with.  Every time a  track played I would start singing along or remembering a special time in my life. My seven year old daughter even got into the act when the song from Toy Story, "You've Got a Friend in Me", came on.  My favorite songs from the album are --- "You've Got a Friend in Me" and "Young at Heart"Michael's voice is unique, touching, and easy to listen to on all the tracks.
Here's the track list from To Be Loved:

1. "You Make Me Feel So Young" "It's a Beautiful Day"
3. "To Love Somebody"
4. "Who's Lovin You"
5. "Something Stupid" (featuring Reese Witherspoon)
6. "Come Dance with Me"
7. "Close Your Eyes"
8. "After All" (featuring Bryan Adams)
9. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" (with Naturally 7)
10. "To Be Loved"
11. "You've Got a Friend in Me"  
12. "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (featuring The Puppini Sisters)
13. "I Got It Easy"    
14. "Young at Heart"

Check out Michael's awesome video for It's A Beautiful Day here:

Also here is the subway performance Michael did:

You can buy To Be Loved here:


Please leave a comment below to let me know what you think of the new album and if you have a favorite track.


I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the album to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.