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BA★STAR Makeup for Performers, Dancers and Cheerleaders

If you are a performer, you know how important a role makeup plays in your performance.

BA☆STAR has a great line of makeup with great pigments to let your face really standout on stage, in the gym or on the field.  Two items I received to review are the Glue Eye Shadow & Glitter Base and Natural Eye Shadow Pallette with Gel Glitters .

Both products perform very well.  The Base felt light on my eye lid and helped the shadow to last all day.

Gentle & Easy to UseLong Lasting. Sweat ResistantAdds Metallic Quality to Star Dust, Depth to Eye ShadowsPackage Contains Applicator. Safety Sealed for Freshness.The Pallette colors I received were very nice neutral colors that can transition from day to night depending on the amount of makeup I apply.  I think this would be a perfect smokey eye pallette for performers.
These products are very reasonably priced under $10, which I think is a great deal for performing makeup.  

To see the entire line of BA☆STAR performing makeup and products, pleas…

Influenster J'Adore Vox Box Review #JAdoreVoxbox

I got to try out some great products from Influenster this month in my J'Adore Vox Box.

The products included:

Red Rose Lemon Chiffon and Creme Caramel teas-  These premium black teas both have a fantastic flavor and are very indulgent.

Hershey Kisses- One of my favorite chocolate treats made from smooth Hershey's chocolate.

Vaseline Men's Spray Lotion- My adult son loves it.  He always uses my spray lotion and said he likes that there is a men's version now.  Simple to use and smells great.

Kiss Lashes-  My lashes are sparse so having these really makes my eyes pop.  Easy to apply and fun to wear.

Boots Botanic Clay Mask -  Love this.  It pulls the dirt and impurities from my face and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.

John Freida Frizz Ease 3 day straight flat iron spray -  Love this flat iron spray.  It creates an invisible barrier between my hair and flat iron to help keep it protected. Makes straightening my wavy hair easier and last longer.

National Love Your Pet Day

It's National Love Your Pet day!  Isn't it great that there is a day to show our furry friends just how much they mean to us.  Most of us show that love every day, but today you can make it extra special.  So give your pet a great big hug and maybe an extra treat!

Hugs to all of your furry friends from Savvy Sweeper Blog and Savvy Sweeper Kitty!

Snack Out Loud -Smile More. Eat Well. Bean Happy!

Being always on the go I find myself always looking for a nutritious snack to keep me sustained.  Snack Out Loud Crunchy Bean Snacks are delicious, GMO, gluten, nut and soy free   and American grown in Colorado.  They are responsibly produced in 100% wind power with recycled packaging.  Not only are they good for you, they're good for the environment.

They are available in 5 delicious flavors, including lightly salted, smoky chipotle bbq, tomato basil, jalapeno cheddar and ranch.  I tried them all and find it so hard to choose a favorite because they are so unique from one another.  I thought they were all great.

Snack Out Loud Bean Snacks have a  great crunch.  They are perfect for on the go or after a work out; great for keeping in your bag for hunger attacks.   Be sure to visit their website at  to learn more about their products.

You can also be social with Snack Out Loud Products by visiting them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Disclosure:  I receive…

Baked with Love

Pressed for time?  Seems these days a lot of us are.

I wanted to bake a family favorite this year for Valentine's day.
My husband, son and inlaws are all in love with Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl 
Crumb Cake and Muffin Mix.  This mix is so simple to use.  I just add
1 egg and 2/3 cups of water.

I can't wait to surprise them with these muffins. If you don't have a heart
muffin pan, you can bake your muffins and then use a heart shaped cookie
cutter to shape them.  Or, you can just cut a paper doily into a heart and
place your muffins on a pretty plate.

Need more inspiration for Valentine's day ?  Check out my Pinterest board.
 It is full of wonderful ideas to express your love through food.

Disclosure:  No compensation was received for this post

Swag Games - Winter Edition

The Winter Olympic Games are on tomorrow (Friday, Feb 7th), and while it may be exciting to watch world-class athletes compete for the gold, isn't there something we can do too? Well, thanks to, we can win some Swag Bucks gold of our own. Starting Friday, Feb 7th, through the end of Monday, Feb 17th, Swagbucks brings you another great way to earn more Bucks: the Swag Games Winter Edition Collector's Bills!

      What are Collector's Bills? They are 5 limited edition bills that you can win by using Swagbucks Search. Each Bill ranges in denomination from 7 SB up to 14 SB, and they are inspired by the Winter Games PLUS a Swagbucks twist, with event names like Alpine Surveys, Short Track Speed Shopping, and Cross Country Searching. Collect all 5 Bills before the end of Feb 17th and on top of all the SB you earn from each Bill, you will earn a 15 SB bonus!

      There are so many ways to use Swagbucks Search: click on "Search" in the topbar of the site,…


I think I speak for the majority of us when I say I am sick of the snow and ice already.  The first snow of the season I was happy to see the lovely white snow falling from the sky and it looked so pretty.  Now after the 5th snowfall this year I am ready to move to a tropical island.

My sliding door was sealed shut from the ice, so I couldn't knock down the killer icicles.  This was during the previous storm last week. I called Florida and asked if they wanted me to ship the snow and ice over to them.  I didn't want them to feel left out.  They hung up on me.
I say we all boycott Winter for the rest of the year.  
Who's with me?

Order Make Ahead Bread by Donna Currie and receive a Free Loaf Pan with Amazon Pre-Purchase

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This offer is valid through February 28th.

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Nicole Lee USA Shelby Retro Print Mini Bag Review and Giveaway

I am in love with the functionality of  the Nicole Lee USA Shelby Retro Print Mini Bag I received to review.  

It can go from day to night with the change of a strap.  This bag is well constructed with plenty of slots for cards.  
It also has room to carry a few essentials like lipstick, keys and your phone.  There are 2 straps included with the bag, a wristlet and a shoulder strap.  
The print on the bag is modern, fun and vivid!  Perfect for a night out with the girls or a day out shopping.

The inside nylon lining pattern is the the Nicole Lee signature and this mini bag also has the Nicole Lee engraved metal nameplate at the front.
The bag is made of faux leather that wipes clean easily with a damp cloth.
This is also perfect for a date with your Valentine or as a gift for your loved one!
Be sure to visit Nicole Lee USA website to learn more about this and all of the unique bags and accessories they carry!
How would you like to win this fun mini bag?  We…