Fashion Friday: Lime Crime Venus the Grunge Palette


We recently received Lime Crime’s Venus the Grunge Palette to test out. We were super excited to check out the packaging and pigmentation.

The packing is stunning with gold foil accents and bold colors. It’s also small enough that you can easily travel with it or place it in a small cosmetic bag for storage.

lime-crime-venusThe girly neutrals make this palette a go to for everyday and special occasion looks. The pigmentation is very strong. It’s also build-able. I would recommend using aura or shell as highlights as they are very light and shimmery. Each color feels creamy on the skin and also blends very well for tons of different looks.

If you are looking for a great holiday gift for your own beauty guru, check out Lime Crime’s Venus Palette. The shades will compliment many skin tones and work flawlessly together. The palette retails for $38.00 (eligible for PRIME) on Amazon.

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Stocking Stuffer! Star Wars Egg Surprise…


We recently received some Star Wars surprise eggs in the mail! We love these type of gifts for stocking stuffers so we wanted to show you what you can receive…

The Star Wars Surprise Eggs currently retail for $15.99 (PRIME) on The price does fluctuate so if you are interested keep checking for a great deal! In each surprise egg you are guaranteed to find a sticker, a toy (one of the below) and a sugar cookie.

The eggs are fun to receive and lightweight for easy gifting (especially if you are shipping across the US or internationally). The eggs are easy to open. The graphics, sticker and toy (comes in a clear package) are good quality for the price. The cookie is sealed in a blue wrapper, tasted fresh and had a holiday shortbread taste (yum!).

If you have a Star Wars collector on your list, this is a unique gift that they are sure to enjoy!


I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Aster Market September Box… Getting Ready for Fall!


 aster_market_september_box_2015_review The September Aster Market Box is here! Aster Market prides itself on small batch made products that inspire a positive outlook on life. The finds are so contagious, you’ll have a hard time not sharing them with friends!Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.Our September box included a beautifully bold Frankie & Coco PDX ( canvas bag. The size is perfect to house your makeup or art supplies. The bag is handmade from start to finish in Portland, fully lined with solid cotton and styled with a hint of vintage.

Next in the box is a lovely catch-all dish by Be Free Designs ( This little white dish packs a punch. Hand stamped with the word “LOVED” in shiny gold, it is the perfect addition to your nightstand or entryway as a daily inspirational reminder.

Stephanie Martin Co. ( included a bracelet trio that will become a staple for your jewelry collection. Beautifully handmade with stretchy cord, it fits a variety of wrist sizes and creates an effortless fashion statement.

Last but not least is a fun notepad by Quill & Fox ( Run by a very creative husband and wife team, they use vintage art, fashion and old children’s books to inspire their stationery designs.

Aster Market is a monthly subscription box with prices starting at $39.95. Use code FIRSTBOX10 for 10% off your order.


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Father’s Day 2015: Stop the Chafe with Turq SwimBriefs! + GIVEAWAY!


turq_review_packagingWe are super excited to feature a product that will change every active guy’s wardrobe! If the guy in your life has ever dealt with painful chafing and you have been clueless on how to help, TURQ has solved all of your problems!

Built to get wet, TURQ is the ultimate sport brief engineered to empower active guys to Challenge Life without the Chafe. Great for swimmers, surfers, bikers, runners and more, TURQ will not disappoint. The Turq Swimbrief comes in youth (small to large) and adult sizes (x-small to x-large).

The swimbriefs are constructed with silver-infused, hydrophobic microfiber and patent-pending air-flow construction. The high spandex content (8%) and no seams help your guy forget he’s even wearing them! Great for hikers and even under wetsuits, Turq Swimbriefs are
non-chafing, quick-drying, anti-microbial and chlorine safe.

Turq Swimbriefs are shipped in minimal flat packaging, great for throwing in your suitcase on your next vacation or shipping across country. We are loving all of the color and pattern options and especially love how the decorative waistband peeks out above board shorts for a high-end look. The swimbriefs are super soft to the touch, your boys will want to wear them every day!

Turq SwimBriefs are available at select locations in Connecticut, New York, California, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Florida and South Carolina. And now, Turqs can be found on and

This is a great gift for Father’s Day! To celebrate, TURQ is giving away swim briefs to one lucky reader… the winner will receive one mens swimbrief and one youth swimbrief. Enter to WIN through our Rafflecopter widget below.


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We Test Out Kitchen Supreme’s new Chalk Markers Bundle with Chalkboard Labels…


Chalk board designs in kitchens, playrooms and restaurants are popular in modern design. There is also a new trend of using a chalkboard sign for weddings, home decor and children’s birthday parties. Don’t want to deal with the mess of powered chalk? Trouble finding a large chalk board?

We were recently given the chance to try out Kitchen Supreme’s new Chalk Markers Bundle with Chalkboard Labels. The markers come in 10 bright colors (including a white, golden brown and black). Each marker has a reversible tip for fine details and coloring. There are eight textured black vinyl labels. You will also receive two extra fine tips for your marker set.

It does take some effort for the liquid chalk to enter the tip for the first time. The markers have visual instructions and Kitchen Supreme also provides a easy to follow video tutorial. The markers work similar to a metallic craft pen and once the color is engaged, they work every time.

It is important to note that these markers do not work well on porous surfaces, including traditional chalk boards. The markers were created to work on Ceramic, Varnished Wood, Glass, Plastic, Whiteboards, Window Drawings, Vinyl Chalkboard Labels & Contact Paper, Stainless Steel, Mugs, Books, Non-porous Blackboard and Chalkboard. The markers work on dark, light and clear surfaces. They are non-toxic and are water based, which makes clean-up a breeze!

This is a great gift for tweens/teens who are into art and decorating their room. And a great addition to your business, classroom or next party!


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The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide for Allergy or Preference…


As more people choose gluten-free foods for allergy sensitivities or just for preference, finding gluten-free products can be challenging. Products aren’t always clearly labeled. For celiacs (who have to live completely gluten-free), cross-contamination can be a huge issue. Plus, according to, gluten causes 80% of the population to have gut inflammation, in the form of bloating or digestion issues. Increases in heart disease and cancer have also been linked to gluten.

The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide by Triumph Dining is here to ease the confusion and frustration when searching for gluten-free foods. The updated compilation of over 500 pages, organizes gluten-free foods in categories like “dairy” and “baking aisle” as well as a list of coordinating brand names that can be found at your local grocery store (see pic above). We loved the guide for its ease of use and although substantial from the number of pages, it is small enough to fit in a medium sized handbag.

This guide is great for celiacs as it references which foods are created in dedicated gluten-free factories (for any cross-contamination issues) by a easy to use key in the front of the guide (see pic above). The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide is also ideal for people who are new to gluten-free and need to learn brands and stores that accommodate a gluten-free lifestyle. Even busy moms can benefit from this guide if they have to provide snacks for school and must be conscience of gluten-free sensitivities.

The guide is currently $24.95 and you can also order a Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide from Triumph Dining as well.

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