June 27, 2012

LAQA & Co. Bossy Boots Fat Lip Pencil

LAQA & Co. is a very unique cosmetics company who makes fantastic Nail Polish Pens, (an actual pen you can paint your nails with, talk about handy : ) as well as awesome Fat Lip Pencils.  They have artists help develop their products colors, etc.  They offer the coolest colors of "Fat Lip Pencils" and "Nail Polish Pens"!  A particular artist is attached to each one and recieves proceeds from each of the colors that they sell.   I received from them the "Bossy Boots' lip pencil" to review.  It is a great size and color. 

I'm espcially hard to please when it comes to lipstick or lip gloss.  I don't ever wear anything too bright or dark.  I am pretty neutral when it comes to makeup.  I hardly wear any real lipstick.  The "Bossy Boots" matched my lips wonderfully and just gave me enough color/shineto work out perfectly. 

Perfect Name! : )

It really IS a Fat Lip Pencil. Or, Phat, (is that still cool?)

It's the perfect mix between a lip stick and a lip gloss.  It has enough color to brighten/color your lips (in a lot of very original colors) and also the perfect amount of shine and moisture as a gloss. 

Love it!
I found that the LAQA & Co. Lip Pencil gave me long wearing color without drying out my lips like most long wearing lipsticks do.  It was also enough color without being over the top.

They have so many great colors of Lip Pencils and Nail Pens.  I want to try them all!

Anthropologie  is a seller of their great products that LAQA & Co products and Anthropolgie (which is an amazing site for all types of things, not only cosmetics) so you can go there and browse through all their great stuff.  Or, you can go to the LAQA & Co site directly to read about their artists, products, etc.

LAQA & Co. is offering up a giveaway to one lucky reader of the "Bossy Boots" fat lip pencil.    
To enter, first you must  'like' LAQA & Co. on Facebook.   For an additional entry, tell me which Fat Lip Pencil you would like to try (or any of the Nail Pens).  For an third entry, follow Antropologie on twitter.  If you are a follower of my blog via google or RSS you can leave a FOURTH entry! 

The winner will be drawn via Random.org on Friday, July 13th. (We'll call it Fat Lip Friday)!

June 21, 2012

Wallpaper For Windows Winner!

Wallpaper For Windows was so generous to send me the most beautiful stained glass style vinyl window treatments which I installed in our dining room. 

It not only made the windows incredibly gorgeous but, it also created privacy and improved the view of our ugly carport.  I especially love to get up in the morning and see the sunshine coming through them over the mountains.  The reds, greens and browns come to life, breathing life into a once dreary room.  It changed the look and feel of our entire house. : )

The folks at Wallpaper For Windows were also gracious enough to allow me to host a giveaway.  One lucky reader will receive $75 of their incredible product to try out in their own home.  

SO, the winner of this fab giveaway is:
#12 Ashley!

Congratulations Ashley!  I hope you love their product as much as I do.  Please send me your contact info as soon as possible so you can try out the easiest way ever to create beautiful windows!

Thanks to everyone who entered! I have lots more products/giveaways I need to post but, have been busy with work and doggies.  I hope to get another giveaway posted tonight. So come back!

June 12, 2012

A New Way to Create Stained Glass Windows!

Wallpaper For Windows is my new favorite home improvement product.  The folks at the company were so gracious to do a review/giveaway with me and I was fortunate enough to choose the most BEAUTIFUL design of Wallpaper For Windows which allowed me to cover our dining room windows completely. 

A few years ago, we purchaed carport.  Having a horseshoe driveway. that placed the carport smack dab in the middle of the driveway, blocking the view.

 I've contemplated for years what to do change the outlook (literally) of the windows.  Or, what kind of shades or curtains I could put up to cover the great view of the side of the carport (not to mention the trashcans). After our visit to the Tiffany Lamp Exhibit at Biltmore Estate, I was even more inclined to try some sort of stained glass look myself.

After lots of googling I came across the stained glass section of the Wallpaper For Windows site. After contacting them they were one of the most customer friendly and generous companies I have ever worked with.

They had SO many choices and their products include privacy, solids, etched glass look, patterns, accents etc.  So many options make a person like me hard to decide.  And, their products can also help maintain the temperature of your home while saving you money.  It filters out around 95% of UV rays to save your homes interior from the sun. 

Then, I found it. The Mandalay Bay Stained Glass. It was exactly what I was looking for. I just couldn't decide then whether I wanted the "privacy style" or the see-through

The see-through also provides privacy from outsiders.  Even though I chose the that version of the Mandalay Clear Stained Glass Window, when outside, you still can't see in.  It was win-win for me because our bathroom is located past our dining room so, if I forget my clothes I no longer have to worry about someone standing outside our house. ; )

When I received the pieces (they cut them based on my measurements) they fit perfectly!  I was afraid with my lack of measuring skills, that I might have been a little off but, each piece fit precisely. 

I installed six panes in around 30 minutes with a small spray bottle of soap and water and a card similar a credit/debit card which they also provided.

The windows from outside looking in after one panel was finished.

All it took was a tiny spray bottle with a few drops of soap
and the card provided.

After all the panes were complete (outside looking in).

I was nervous about the installation but it went on with such ease and looked incredible I had to put it all on and had it done in no time.  Being dark when I installed it, I didn't really see the magnitude of it's beauty until I woke up the next morning and saw what the Wallpaper For Windows actually did for our windows.  I was amazed!  I never thought I would have stained glass windows in my dining room that compared to the Tiffany Lamp Exhibit I saw at Biltmore Estate. : )

The next morning, the beauty of the mornings sun coming up
through the windows. : )

One of the main center panes

The sheets were cut PERFECTLY to fit the windows with my measurements.

Each window looks so beautiful and virtually blocks the ugly carport.

At night from outside looking in.

Everyone that's seen them has been in awe of their beauty and couldn't believe how they turned out.  Almost everyone says that they can't wait to get on their site and choose some Wallpaper to put on their windows.  It has made such a HUGE difference in our entire house that I want to do more rooms, and plan on it. 

Not only can it be used on shower doors, but, virtually any type of glass (even mirrors!).  It is also reusable.  If you move, take it with you!  It can easily be trimmed to reuse on a different window or a different room. 

I put all my junk back on the buffett and really need to declutter because
I love my new "view".

It is guaranteed for three years but suspect that it will last a lot longer. Wallpaper for Windows has $5 shipping on all orders over $25!  They also offering their trimming service (which I totally recommend for only $6.50 per sheet (whether it be 2 or 15 pieces per sheet).   If I can measure accurately then so can you!

And to be even more awesome, they are offering an incredible $75 giveaway to one lucky reader.  To enter, please be sure and them "Like" us on Facebook, Twitter,  or join their google+ circle or simply follow them on Pinterest.

You can get an extra entry for each that you do, i.e. 1 entry for "liking" on facebook, 1 entry for following on twitter, 1 entry for joining their google+ circle, or following them on pinterest

You can also ad an extra entry if you follow my blog via google or RSS Feed (as long as you have done one of the prior requirements).  SO, if you do all of them, you can get 5 entries! (If you have question feel free to email me).

The winner will be chosen on June 20th via Random.org!  So, go check out all their incredible products and sign up!  

June 11, 2012

The Centsible Life is giving away an iPad3!

Big Fish has partnered with The Centsible Lifeto giveaway an iPad3!

It's sooo easy to enter.  Just got to:  www.thecentsiblelife.com and you can enter as many as 14 times (if you post, tweet, blog post, etc.).  How much easier can it get??
"For your blog post entry you can make it about anything you want! Add a sidebar to a post about your favorite apps, or share it with readers in a weekly roundup post. You can use the copy below to get you started. Remember, links must be included to qualify for extra entries."

Enter to win a contest offered by Big Fish at The Centsible Life for an iPad 3! Enter to win here: http://bit.ly/TCLiPad3

Although I sure would like to win it myself, here's your chance to enter as well...so go there now!

Dale and Thomas Fathers Day Giftbox Winner

Father's Day is coming up on Sunday for those of you who might have forgotten.  I'm happy to announce the winner of the Dale and Thomas Popcorn, Fathers Day Gift box.  I'm sure you will have one happy father if presented with this box on Fathers Day!

Their popcorn is almost too delicious to describe. : P

The winner of the Fathers Day Gift Box is:

Congratulations Zach!  Please send me your shipping information so that I can have your popcorn sent out to you, or your dad! 

For everyone else, I am going to try my very BEST to post three giveaways in the next three days, so stay tuned! They are ALL incredible and you won't want to miss a one.  They are also all very different so I'm sure there is something for everyone.  I don't want to give away any too many hints so let's just say I've been busy trying out some pretty awesome products that anyone would love. 

June 8, 2012

Onion Crunch Winners!

Today three lucky individuals were chosen to try out the yumminess of Onion Crunch, the crunchy "fried onion topping made from onions that are naturally low in carbs, low in sodium with no cholesterol and 0 grams of trans fat. Made from 100% real onions they are a great addition to your favorite foods and recipes."

We have enjoyed the on lots of different things the past few weeks and I know you will too!  Try them out by ordering from their site OnionCrunch.com or find them in a store near you.

Now for the winners!
Winner # 1 is:
Choppy! (you're getting lucky, didn't you just win the last giveaway?) 

Winner # 2 is:  Daniel 

Winner # 3 is:  #13 Pyewacket

Congrats to the winners!  Please contact me with your shipping information.

For those of you who did not win, please sign up for the Dale & Thomas Popcorn Fathers Day giveaway that ends on Monday. 

Happy Friday!

June 7, 2012

Dr. Scholls For Her Lets Us Wear Heels!

I think I say amazed way too many times on this blog. 
Since I began blogging, a little over a year ago, I have been amazed by so many things, ideas, projects, and products.  So, I'm going to tell you about another amazing thing that has (sorry for the pun) walked into my life.
Dr. Scholls For Her Insoles for High Heels!  I am not one who often wears heels.  I've said a few times over the last year that I should wear them more often because one day I'm going to be old or too lazy to wear them (or I'm just so clumsy already).

When I received the Dr. Scholls For Her insoles I was a little skeptical at first.  Can I make it an entire day in heels without pain? I mean who's feet don't begin hurting around lunch if you do a lot of walking? Especially if they have barely been warn.

I decided to put the insoles in my Madden Girl heels that I've owned for over a year but never worn.  The heel is a little too high for me to feel comfortable leaving the house in and they just didn't feel real comfy when I put them on.

They were easy to put in the shoes, the fit almost any pair perfectly without cutting or shaping them. 

After putting the insoles in the shoes I decided to try them out and see if it made them more comfortable.  Boy was I surprised.  The Dr. Sholls insoles made such a difference that I was amazed.  Not only were they more comfortable but I was able to wear them all day with no pain!

Go like them on Facebook and try them out for yourself!

The insoles keep your weight balanced on ball of your foot and also have plenty of arch support to keep you going without any craps or aching feet.

I give Dr. Scholls For Her Insoles an A+ on creating the best insole for heels.  Who knew that a product could actually make heels as comfy as flats?  So, go out now and buy a pair (or two) for yourself and drag out those shoes out that are hiding in the back of your closet.

June 4, 2012

Dale and Thomas Father's Day Popcorn Giftbox

Dale and Thomas is such an awesome company.  If you are a regular reader of the blog then you know what a huge fan of their company I am and how generous they sharing their fab popcorn with myself and readers. 

AGAIN they have given me the opportunity to indulge in their incredible kernels of decadence.  Not only do I get to gorge myself but, they are also giving away a Father Day gift box to one lucky reader!

The box of course is for Father's Day and would make the perfect Fathers Day gift.  If your dad doesn't like popcorn- he will like this. Most of their flavors are so deluxe and drizzled in everything from peanut butter, white chocolate, dark chocolate, white cheddar, dark fudge with praline almonds, etc.  They literally have TONS of flavors to fit any pallet.
And their gift boxes are beautiful in their selves.  All wrapped up with a pretty bow.  What more could you ask for?
It comes in a chocolate box with a big blue ribbon.

Also with a pretty tag on the front!

As I've said over and over, they are known as "The Rolls Royce of Popcorn" and I have yet to try a flavor I didn't love. 

So, if you or your dad is a popcorn lover, just visit their site and tell me which flavor you or your dad would like.  If you are a follower or subscriber to my blog you can leave an additional (separate) comment for a second chance to win. 

The winner will be chosen on Monday, June 11th via Random.org. 

SO, you can sign up to win your own Father's Day gift box.  Give it to your dad and maybe you can be the favorite child this year.

June 1, 2012

Onion Crunch Review and Giveaway. Yummo!

I feel so lucky to get to try out so many different products.  Especially if they are food related. ; )

When I was given a bottle of Onion Crunch I was super excited to try them.  I love onion rings (they look like little ground up pieces of them) and also use a lot of dehydrated onions in recipes.  Not to mention their logo is so darn cute!
How can you not love that little guy?

They are made from 100% pure onions.  We tried the Onion Crunch on lots of things.  First, it was hotdogs.  I never ever eat raw onions so, I've never had them on a hotdog before but, I must say, the Onion Crunch definitely made it A LOT better!

Next I made some sort of burger helper.  It happened to be beef stroganoff flavor and boy did it help it.  It's the perfect crunchy, flavorful topping for almost anything. (Maybe not ice-cream).  But again, mmmmm....a GREAT addition.

At only 45 calories per serving and no-trans fat, no cholesterol, and full of flavor.   I can't wait to try them in my French Onion Dip recipe and I know they would be great as a salad or soup topper.  There are literally thousands of things you could sprinkle them on.  Heck, I ate a bunch straight out of the jar. : ) 

Then, I decided to add them to my meatloaf.  
I sort of pride myself on my meatloaf.  It's something I've worked a few years at perfecting.  I always hated it growing up and hubby loved it so, I had to come up with a meatloaf we both liked.  Finally, I added it to the top of my mini-meatloaves. 

I thought I had it perfected before, but, after hubby ate some he said. "Wow, this is so good".  I hadn't told him my secret ingredient. : )  

THREE lucky readers are going to get the chance to try out their own Onion Crunch! I know I am going to be ordering another bottle soon.  I can see myself using a lot of these.  There are also lots of great sounding recipes on the Onion Crunch site.

To sign up for the giveaway, just leave me a comment saying what you your sprinkle your Onion Crunch on.  The giveaway will end on Friday, June 6th, winners chosen by Random.org.

If you want an extra entry just sign up as a follower or subscribe to my posts via email. Make sure you leave an extra comment saying you did so.  OR for an extra entry, just follow me on twitter & tweet about the giveaway for yet a THIRD entry (make sure you leave a link to the tweet and #onioncrunch.   : )

Happy Friday!