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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Absolute Love - Hooray February 2015!

Disclosure: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the products mentioned  in exchange of my honest  opinion which may differ from yours.  

Hooray for February, yay it is the last day today!  Before this month ends, I have to post what I received  from Beauty Box 5.  The weather is not that great this month but there are so many great things to be thankful and grateful for!
I was skeptical in using this Glam Glow Youthmud tingexfoliate treatment but was totally surprised how it made my skin felt like afterwards.  
 A couple of minutes after  applying this youth mud, I was already getting ready to rinse it off because it really made my face  have that tingling sensation but I waited and glad I did because it  was awesome.  It really absorbs the impurities without  removing the natural oil in your skin.
This Avon Big Color Eye Pencil  is very easy to use. You can just glide and go with this one.  I seldom use eye pencil  but it's nice to have.
My daughter likes this Mineral Eye shadow with Vanilla Frosting.  It's fun to use.  The iridescent mineral shadow that it creates will  make you glow literally.
 I am not good in putting make up on and I certainly don't like  thick  stuff on my face so a natural look like this is  enough for me.
My favorite  among the five  products this month is this Absolute Love  lip balm in bubble gum flavors.  Even my daughter likes to use this on her lips.  We walk going and coming home from school  even on Winter so it is important to always hydrate our skin and lips.  This lip balm certainly keeps my lips from getting chappy especially when I go for a long walk after dropping off my kids to school.
The Colorstay Nail Enamel  from Revlon in Spanish Moss color is fun to use.  I thought it compliment my skin tone but my kids  begged to differ.  They though that it made my skin looks darker.  
A relaxing  afternoon with  my family at home is a treat for me.
How did your February go?  Ours was slow due to  so much snow and  severe weather condition but everything   is great.  I am glad that my kids stays healthy despite these weather conditions.  Spring  is coming and I can't wait to  fully enjoy the outdoors again   for my fitness  routines.  I am getting tired of getting stuck at home.  Hopefully, March will be much better for all of us!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Jackpot in Every Candle

Disclosure: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the products mentioned  in exchange of my honest  opinion which may differ from yours.  
Last week was the coldest  so far this  Winter season.  The kids only had one day of school  because of the  severe  freezing temperature.  It is so hard to keep warm during  Winter.  Gladly, I received  three  candles from Jackpot Candles to review.  The arrival of the candles couldn't be more perfect for the weather condition that we had.  We really needed something that could  lift our moods and spirits.  I have worked with a candle  company similar to this before but Jackpot Candles  has so many  great features that I love compared to them because in every jar of candles that you order, you can choose if you want ring, necklace, or earrings.  
I love the fact that every jar of candle is securely packaged in its own box.  The bubble wrap really protects it from being damaged during the transit.  For the price you for each candle, it is so worth every cent of it as you will get a surprise halfway through  burning the candle.  The jewelry's  price  inside the candle varies so you never knew if you are getting a  5,000 dollars worth of  jewelry.  
The first one that we lit up is is the  Ocean Breeze Jewelry Candle .   I wanted our home to be filled with ocean breeze scent to somehow  eliminate the cold  by setting our moods with an ocean  scent.
 I chose necklace for this one.  The kids love this one as it reminds  them of our  grand time  last summer in Ocean City.  
After burning the candle for about 3 hours, I can see the foil already and I got very excited.
I used a fork to  take out the jewelry inside the candle.  I normally use my tweezers but this time I didn't.
I was a little bummed out when I opened the foil and saw that some wax went inside the  zippie bag.  The  jewelry was  coated with  it so I had to wash it.
After taking the necklace out and cleaned it, I then punched the code  to find out if I hit the jackpot or not.  The necklace is worth $30 only but it's okay.  If you think about it, I'ts such a nice surprise that you get  aside from the candle that you paid for.
My daughter said that  she will wear this  necklace during St. Patrick day at school.  She even  write "LOVE"  using the chain to express her emotion lol.
I could not wait to try the  Lilac Jewelry Candle  because  it smells so good even when its not yet lit.
I so love the lilac!  It fully reminds me of what I would be enjoying outdoors in a few months.  
I chose a pair of earrings for the lilac candle.  Imagine my excitement seeing the foil emerge from the soy candle.  Just like the first candle that I lit, the jewelry on this one is soaked too.  It made the jewelry smells so good but I really  dislike that the the zippie bag isn't  secure to  keep the candles away  from the jewelry.
The  earring is worth $19 dollars.  I love the heart-shape design of it.  The Lilac scent is my  all-time favorite. It smells so  good that it soothes my cold body.  The last one that I chose is the  Valentine Candy Hearts Jewelry Candle.  What cool about Jackpot Candles that I think  other's competitors don't have is their  option of  making the customers pick what kind of jewelry they want and not only that, you can  also determine the size of your ring before ordering.  
As I previously mentioned, I worked with another company that also  sells candles with  jewelry but theirs are all ring and there is no size option which is a bummer.  The ring that I got back then was pretty large so I could not even use it lol.  
But anyway, back to the Valentine Candy Hearts, the scent is very mild but  I still like it.  This could have been a  nice  one to light up during the heart's day but it came a little later.  This one  took me a little longer to burn before I could  get the jewelry out.
The value of the ring is $26 so if you buy the candle and paid $24.99 for it, you basically got the candle for free.  
I  love the design of this ring and it' fits perfectly on my finger because  my size is available to  their option, yay!  This ring matches the earring that I got from the other candle so I kinda hit the jackpot, didn't I?
Here are the three beautiful pieces that I got  out from the candles.

Lighting candles during winter season is such a relaxing thing you can do.  It would really warm  your soul on freezing  days.   These candles would make a great  gift for any occasion.  If there's anything that I could think of that  I did not like is the fact that  the jewelries were all covered with soy wax.  I think, they should improve their packaging of the jewelry. Maybe use a thicker foil  that would surely secure the jewelry from not getting  saturated with the soy wax.  Other than that, I love the packaging, the price, the scent, and the  options of choosing the jewelry you want and the  size of the ring.  

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015 at Home

My husband has a ton of homework   for his classes so we just celebrated our Valentines at home.  It was snowing  yesterday anyway so going out   was not an option.  It gave me time to do laundry as well, so everything went  mighty fine. I cooked  dinner at home and had plenty of time spent with the kiddos.  
Today, we went to the church and attended the mass.  The parish priest was so nice to blessed all the married couples who were there.
 There's never a dull moment  in spending time with these  busy bees.  I'd rather   spend our Valentine's day at home rather than going out without them.
 Our daughter had a date as well.  Bolt is always up for some photo taking moments.
 Time flies!  Our children are growing up fast.  It scaring me a little bit because in few more years, I will have teens at home.  I hope that it won't be as hard as I think.  
Hubby and I has been happily married for 12 years now and I hope that God will bless us more years of happiness and peaceful married life.
I love blank  greeting cards because you can write what you feel.  I like the pre-written ones too but  it's  extra special when  your love one  take an extra time to write their thoughts and how they feel.  Hubby wrote:
To My Darling Wife
Twelve years ago, we planted a tree.   Year by year, we have watched it grow.  Bearing the  fruits and joy of our life together. Our tree represents the longevity of our love and the strength of our togetherness.   Our journey and growth as a couple has been an amazing experience and I am looking forward to our  many more years together.
Happy Valentine's Day
Mr. C
He got me miniature roses and  hershey kisses for me and the kids, we love cookies and creme.  
My message to hubby is not as poetic as his message to me but  it's from my hearts so that's what matters lol.
I hope that you all have a great Valentine's day celebration.  Whether you went for an elaborate date or received an extravagant gift, always remember to include God in your relationship, in raising your kids, and in everything that you do.  Shadow Shots

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