Friday, October 31, 2014

Lingerie Startup ADORE ME Knows How to Play Up a Woman's Shape--Review of the Megan Kimono Robe

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.



Shopping for lingerie can be time consuming.  It also can be frustrating when the selection is limited and you have a certain style in mind.  However, there may be a simple solution and it’s called Adore Me.

This is my new Megan Kimono Robe that just arrived.



Take a look at my new Megan Kimono Robe.  This is fresh out of the box.  

Adore Me is an online retailer of lingerie that offers customers two ways to shop.  Either you can become an Adore Me VIP member with access to your own showroom where new items based on your preferences appear each month for you to view in a discounted monthly subscription of $39.95 or for $49.95 per selection as a Pay as You Go customer.

Of course, you also must enter a credit card number first as a VIP member before gaining admission to your showroom. This is where you need to either buy or skip from the selections by the fifth of every new month, which includes free shipping and returns.  With every sixth purchase, you will get another $39.95 selection for free. 

Now that you have a basic understanding of how Adore Me works, I will share my thoughts on the lovely Megan Kimono Robe that I selected.  Though it looks and feels like high shine satin, the pretty rosy-red fabric is 100% polyester with wide, graceful Kimono sleeves, pockets on each side, and a slash tie closure.  This garment is also machine washable. The fit was on target.  It draped nicely to hug your curves while being very comfortable.  

Adore Me has lots of other gorgeous lingerie from bras, panties, corsets, sleepwear, extra sexy items too plus sizes waiting to tempt me.  If this sounds like your kind of lingerie store or you intend to do some holiday gift shopping, then do check out all that Adore Me has to offer. 


*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Memebox Scentbox #5 Tropical Fruits Review + NEW LINES & OCTOBER 2014 Coupon Codes!

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.



This time DHL delivered my new Memebox before I had any clue to what this hot pink package of Korean beauty contained.  But, I wasn’t clueless for long because once I cut through that package, the most delicious fragrances seeped through that cardboard box.

According to the card, the enticing assortment was Memebox Scentbox #5 Tropical Fruits. Inside it brought five products that were like taking an instant vacation to tropical paradise as I inhaled and examined each one.

This is another sold out box that went for $15 plus $6.99 shipping.  Listen to what you missed so that next time, you can be prepared to leap once another Memebox Scentbox becomes available.





Memebox Scentbox #5 Tropical Fruits:

1.  Boutique Bebe Coconut Pack (100g) Full Size–$20.00

2.  Ladykin Twinklight Soft Foam Cleansing Kiwi (100ml)–Full Size–$10.00

3.  KONAD Niju Mango Moisture Hand Cream (60ml)–Full Size–$6.00

4.  KONAD Scented Polish (10ml)–Full Size–$6.00

5.  Evas Vitamin Body Wash (200ml)–Full Size–$6.00


 Total Value: $48.00


This was my first time sampling anything from Boutique Bebe with their awesome all natural coconut oil facial soap, Coconut Pack.  My skin looked like it had a mini facial after washing with it.  They recommend using this creamy indulgence twice a week to help keep the pores this tiny. Check it out here while this super soap on sale from $40.00 for two bars to $17 and you’ll see what I mean.  

The Ladykin Cleansing Kiwi is a hydrating foaming cleanser with a kiwi scent that rinses grime and makeup off with a few puffs of it and some water. 

The KONAD Hand Cream was a delight with both its mango scent and how well the rich cream healed dry, rough hands.  

The KONAD Nail Polish, a deep red, was lychee scented.  I didn’t try this or any scented polish yet and can’t wait to see how that works.  I will paint my nails as soon as I complete my nail polish reviews.

Finally, I got the EVAS Body Wash in strawberry.  This juicy scent of those strawberries makes me hungry, but it is so pleasant to bathe with, surrounded by lots of foamy, strawberry bubbles!

Have you checkout out Time on My Lips, the newest addition to Memebox for doing gradient lips in a hybrid gel formula. This is the company's own product done with Korean cult beauty brand, RE: CIPE.

Garden of Eden is also new to Memebox with natural skin care for a healthier, dazzling complexion.  

Be sure to check out the USA  beauty exclusives in the USA Shop.

Time is running out before these October deals go away.  

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*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion even though it contains affiliate links.*

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kushyfoot Fall 2014 Legwear Collection Review

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.




Functional chic is how I would describe Kushyfoot’s legwear for this season with styles of various flattering tights and cozy trouser socks.  

The assortment I received for this review was the Shaping Tights with Massaging Sole ($9.99) that comes in black and designed for improving the figure.  I also got a pair of the Fashion Tights (Ribbed) with Massaging Sole that could add an extra edge to an outfit.  Last of all, I found a pair of the Fleece Trouser Socks ($5.99), which are thicker than tights and stretchy with a soft lining to keep feet toasty among the items.  



Whether you like the look of an Opaque leg to one that is ribbed or has a chevron motif, Diamond pattern to a Fishet design, or even fleece lined to shaping tights, the company has a style of tights for you.  This collection also includes fishnet and fleece lined trouser socks.

These legwear styles range in price from $5.99-$9.99 around the nation and online.  Check them and the more than 40 styles available at the Kushyfoot website.


*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NYC New York Color Fashion Queen Collection of In a Minute Nail Polishes and Queen Jewels Crystal Couture Top Coats Review for Fall, 2014 + SWATCHES!

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.



NYC New York Color created a lot of dramatic nail looks for Fall with their Fashion Queen Collection of three New York Color In a Minute Nail Polishes ($1.99) and six product line of Queen Jewels Crystal Couture Top Coats ($1.99).  

New York Color In a Minute Nail Polish, Royal Chic 001 is a deep brown with a hint of plum to make it more exotic. Flowing like a dark rich burgundy wine is 002 Queen of the City, my favorite among the group.  Then again, 003 Crown Gold is a bronze-gold, which also warmed my heart for how nicely it accented short nails.

Starting on the left in the above photo is 002 Queen of the City, then 003 Crown Gold, and ending with 001 Royal Chic on the right.

I also received three of the Queen Jewels Crystal Couture Top Coats to try out.  001 Fashion Queen had big chunks of glitter in two tones of gold.  003 NY Princess also was heavy on the glitter with two tones of a majestic purple.  Those two were just all right.  The large glitter failed to spread evenly and gathered in spots.  This size of glitter was a bit too gaudy and distracting for my taste, if truth is told.


On the left is 003 NY Princess with 001 Fashion Queen in the middle and ending with my fave shade of 006 Rule the City.

On the other hand, I loved the effect of the last Queen Jewels Crystal Couture Top Coat, 006 Rule the City.  This was a striking gunmetal shade that had a stylish, shimmery base and tiny bits of red-plum glitter to pop it to life discreetly without looking gaudy.  It painted on evenly to make it win more points with me.


Starting with my thumb and working over to my index finger on my left hand is 002 Queen of the City, then 003 Crown Gold, 003 NY Princess,  006 Rule the City, and ending with 001 Royal Chic on my little finger.  My right hand has 001 Royal Chic with a top coat of 001 Fashion Queen on the thumb. 001 Fashion Queen is also on my right index finger.

This is 002 Queen of the City.

Do check this limited edition NYC New York Fashion Queen Collection out when looking to updating your Fall nail polishes and top coats.  I think you will like what you see once you hit the drug store where you shop.  

 *Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pur Minerals Chateau Cheeks Blush (Kinky and Savvy) Review + SWATCHES!

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.




Pur Minerals Chateau Cheeks Blush offers a wonderful alternative to providing natural glowing mineral color that is packed with anti-aging benefits derived from grapes 
and resveratrol. This is a caring blush manufactured without parabens, glutens, or any testing on animals to make it even more beautiful.
Kinky is on the left and  the more matte shade of Savvy is on the right.

I received two of the four shades in the pressed powder blush form with Kinky (a gorgeous brighter pink with gleams of gold that burst to life when it touched my fair,  warm complexion) and Savvy (a cooler toned mauve color that was a bit darker and more subdued in the radiance department for my skin ). 
Closest to my wrist is Kinky then  the deeper toned, Savvy.

These blushes don’t cake and do really last quite long.  I do want to try the cream version sometime and compare which formula I like better.  Have you tried these blushes yet? 

Find the Chateau Cheeks Blush line ($18) at Pur Minerals. Do check them out!

*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*


Sunday, October 26, 2014

**WIN**King Arthur Flour's Almond Flour Review and ($22) Giveaway + My Almond Marble Double Chocolate Cheesecake Bars Recipe!–Ends November 12, 2014

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.


The other day the King Arthur Flour company kindly sent me a bag of their new USDA certified organic Almond Flour to use for this review and giveaway.  I had used whole wheat, rye, and soy flours, but this was a first attempt at baking with almond flour.


Besides being gluten-free, this finely ground nut flour adds more protein, fiber, and valuable fats to any recipe such as my sinfully rich Almond Marble Double Chocolate Cheesecake Bars, which are truly to die for with how delicious they are. 

I am confident that once you try the recipe below that you will want to make this decadent treat again.  




The holidays are coming up and you will want to bake.  The King Arthur Flour website is a wonderful place to browse because they have all your baking needs covered from their high-quality, specialized flours, mixes, kitchen tools, pans, baking enhancers to great holiday gifts.  They even have a bounty of recipes to help spark your creativity in the kitchen as well as a baker’s hotline for any questions to help guarantee your baking success!

You can buy the 1-lb. Almond Flour ($14.95) directly online at the company’s website or through the King Arthur Flour catalog.  The company suggests replacing as little as 1/4 cup for the same amount of flour is enough to boost the protein content and health benefits.  

My Almond Marble Double Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

½ cup of butter (1 stick)
3/4 cup of water
4-1/2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tablespoons of canola or corn oil
1-1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of King Arthur Flour's Almond Flour
2 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking soda (leveled)
1-1/2 teaspoons of almond extract
½ teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs, beaten
½ cup of sour cream

1 8-oz. package of cream cheese
1/3 cup of sugar
1 large egg
6-oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips


You will need a saucepan. Place inside the butter, water, cocoa, and oil.  Heat those ingredients until they boil.  

Take the ingredients off the heat and allow to cool.  While they do, you will need to grease a pan about 12-3/4" x 9" x 2" or even a bit larger if you want a thinner bar.

Now sift the flour, almond flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar at least twice.  Stir the sifted ingredients into the cooled, cooked mixture and mix through.  Add the beaten eggs and sour cream next along with the almond extract and mix together until well combined.

Pour the batter into your waiting, greased baking pan.

In a separate mixing bowl, you will beat the softened cream cheese and 1/3 cup of sugar about a minute before adding the egg.  Beat until the mixture is creamier with more of a fluffier consistency.

Take the cream cheese mixture and spread over the chocolate batter.  Then swirl the two together with a knife to give it that marble appearance.

Finish off by randomly scattering the chocolate chips over your finished work before baking in a 375-degree oven for about 30 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. If you do use a larger size pan, reduce your baking time by five minutes.

Test with a toothpick, cake tester, or a slender knife to see if anything sticks.

ENJOY!


*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Great Fall, 2014 Nail Colors Start With LAQA & Co. Birthday Suit, Ankle Biter, and Chubs Nail Polish (Review) + SWATCHES!

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.



This season’s nails are mysterious and seductive, whether in deep jewel-like tones to haunting nudes.  LAQA & Co.’s Birthday Suit, Ankle Biter, and Chubs Nail Polishes are perfect and stylish choices to wear this Fall, 2014.

Birthday Suit ($13) is an elegant pinkish-beige nude color that is soft, feminine, and the perfect neutral.  This shade, which is my favorite, is like a beautiful extension of your hand.
Here is Birthday Suit.



Let me show you Birthday Suit.

Ankle Biter ($13) is described on LAQA & Co.’s website as a rose-gold color.  I found it more of a shimmering deep brown overcast with red-plum to give it that smoldering intrigue of the range of interesting browns dominating this season.

This is Ankle Biter.


I love the layering of the rich and mysterious colors in Ankle Biter.

In keeping with jewel-like tones, LAQA & Co.’s Chubs shines brilliantly in a rich gold shade.

In this photo, I am holding Chubs.

Take a look at Chubs.

These are just three of my top Fall nail polish picks from LAQA & Co. that would work beautifully for you this season. Do check them out!

*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*