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Bullock's Buzz: July 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

AVEENO Ultra Calming Wipes Product Review

Klout Perk

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     A while back I received a Klout Perk from AVEENO.  Klout is a site that measures the amount of influence you have through out your social networks, and you can earn perks from brands and companies when you prove you are influential about a certain topic. For a more in detail explanation, check out my earlier post, Klout, What is THAT All About? , or you can go to the Klout website and learn all about it.
    The Klout Perk I received was a 25 count package of AVEENO Active Naturals Ultra Calming Wipes.  Active Naturals are ingredients derived from nature and uniquely formulated by AVEENO to optimize your skin’s health and beauty.  These Active Natural’s include ingredients such as Ylang-Ylang, Lavender, Chamomile, Oatmeal, Soy and many more. They can be found in many of AVEENO’s various product lines which you can learn all about on the Aveeno ActiveNaturals website .
   The AVEENO Active Naturals Ultra Calming Wipes use Feverfew, which is a close relative to the chamomile flower and has been used for centuries for it’s medicinal value as a way to soothe and calm irritation due to dry skin, and also to relieve redness and blotchiness giving skin a more even look.
     The wipes can be used to remove dirt and makeup, including mascara, while at the same time calming and soothing the skin.  I use them to remove makeup as well as to refresh my face and neck through out the sticky, hot day.  They have this wonderfully light, refreshing scent, and each one is about 7” x 8”, which is the perfect size to completely cleanse your face and neck.  They are damp, but not so wet that they drip all over the place, and they are very cool and soothing when applied to the skin.   The residual moisture evaporates quickly without leaving any kind of stickiness or  film;   just silky smooth skin.  The material they are made of is very soft and gentle on the skin, and it is thick enough to be durable, and not tear apart when using.   You can actually see the dirt and make up on the wipes when you are finished, which shows they are working quite well.  After use, my face feels soft and clean for hours.  I tend to have sensitive skin, so I was a bit hesitant at first about trying them, but I need not have worried at all. After almost two weeks of using them daily, I have had no problems at all.  I definitely recommend AVEENO Active Naturals Calming Wipes!  Don’t forget to join Klout so that you too can be an influencer and receive awesome Klout Perks like I do!
     I was given a free product or sample because I’m a Klout influencer.  I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company.  I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.


KLOUT? What Is THAT All About?

The Standard for Influence

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   I know you have all seen those odd requests for +K’s showing up all over your Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, and for those who don’t know, the question: “What is Klout?” usually pops into mind.  So, I’ll tell you a little bit about that site called Klout.

  Klout is a site that measures the amount of influence you have online.   Each time you create, share and recommend content, you are influencing the people in your social network and Klout measures that influence.  It is measured on a scale of 0 to 100, and the more points you have, the more perks you earn. 

     As a member of Klout, you pick the topics you believe you are influential about.  Members in your network can award you points, in the form of those +K’s , for the topics in which you have influenced them the most.  The more +K’s you have, the higher your score for that topic.  You are also given an over all Klout Score, which is the true reflection of your influence across your social networks.   The Klout Score measures three things:

  • how many people you reach (True Reach)
  • how much you influence them (Amplification)
  • how influential they are (Network Score)

   Klout Perks are awesome rewards in the form of products or experiences, all based on the amount of influence you have. Many companies and brands use Klout to measure their own success on social media, and they use Klout Perks as a way to reach and engage influencers.  These Perks are awarded to influencers based on their topics of authority, location and score.  I have earned Perks from brands like Essie, Aveeno, Left Lane Sports, Planters, Trident and more!

     If you are looking for a fun way to earn rewards, create new friendships and see how you influence your social networks, Klout is what it is all about!  Sign up on the website Klout  , follow Klout on Twitter and also follow Klout Perks on Twitter.





Any free product or sample I may have been given was because I am a Klout influencer. I am under no obligation to receive any product or to talk about this company, and I do not receive any additional benefits for talking about the company. 


Monday, July 30, 2012

MASH Nails Product Review

Matte Polish
   Whether you are an expert in the world of Nail Art or a novice, MASH Nails has something for you!  This awesome company has everything you need to create your own Nail Art masterpiece.  On their site you will find everything from polish to pens to bamboo cuticle sticks.  They offer Nail Art stamps and stamp accessories, including image plates;  Nail Art tools such as brush kits and practice fingers;  Nail Art Accessories such as rhinestones, 3-D confetti and Fimo Canes;  and every necessary Nail Care item you would need to keep your nails looking beautiful!  They also offer instructional videos for those who are new to Nail Art, and they have a Blog where you can find some amazing photographs.  You can also find MASH Nails on their Facebook page where you can  see even more fantastic photos, tips and ideas!
     I sampled their new Matte polish which is a top coat that gives your painted nails a flat finish instead of a glossy shine.  This almost ‘milky’ looking polish comes in a 0.50 ounce bottle and retails for $7.99.
     It was very easy to apply, and went on smoothly.  It only took one coat to see the effect, and it dried quickly.  I absolutely love the look it gave my nails!  I tried it on two different colors to see how it would look, and I cannot wait to test it out on others!  I also think it would be neat to do a striped pattern so the polish is alternately shiny then flat! There are so many different ways to use it.
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         I really recommend this to anyone who loves to paint their nails. MASH Nail’s Matte Polish is a great way to save money, now you can just apply this top coat to any polish instead of having to go buy matte polishes when you want to create the same look.   Don’t forget to check out MASH Nails on their site at http://www.mashnails.com/ , `Like’ them on Facebook and `Follow’ them on Twitter.

I received this product for free for the purpose of review.  I was not compensated in any way, and all opinions are my own.  I am not under contract with this company. It was my choice to review this product.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

New Feature on Bullock’s Buzz!

Recipe of the Week

Sunday, July 29, 2012.

     Here on Bullock’s Buzz we are going to start posting a Recipe of the Week .  These will be published over the weekend, on Sunday nights.  These recipes will come from many places including Family recipes, recipes I have created, recipes I have found on the internet, recipes from books and magazines and hopefully even recipes from our readers!  I will give credit where credit is due, if possible.  If I cannot find the recipe’s original creator, I will credit the site, book, magazine, etc. where it was found.  I hope you enjoy!!


Family recipe.


     If you like Spanish Rice, you have got to try this recipe.  It is very easy to make, and takes only about 25 to 30 minutes including prep time.  You can eat it by itself as a side item,  put it on tacos, use it in a taco salad and much more. Enjoy!

This recipe made enough for all three of us, plus leftovers. I’d say it could feed 4 or 5 people depending on serving sizes.


3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup tomato sauce

2 cups chicken broth made from Knorr Homestyle chicken stock



Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add rice.

Cook, stirring constantly, until it is puffed and golden brown.knorrdinner2 012

While the rice is cooking, sprinkle with salt and cumin.

Stir in onions and cook until tender.

Stir in tomato sauce and chicken broth and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

Fluff with a fork.



Saturday, July 28, 2012

Crowdtap’s Woolite Sample Share

Woolite Extra Dark Care

     I am a member of Crowdtap and recently was selected to participate in their Woolite Sample Share.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Crowdtap, let me tell you what they are all about.


     Crowdtap is a word of mouth advertising site where “Consumers and Brands Collaborate”.   Or, to put it in more simple terms, it’s a site where consumers actively participate with their favorite brands to help influence marketing.  Using a variety of activities, including questions, discussions, house parties, sample shares and much more, brands “talk” to their consumers to find out what they want, like and need, and the best way to market their products.  In exchange for active participation, members accumulate points which can then be exchanged for gift cards to sites such as Amazon, Artsicle, Bonobos, Bucket Feet and more, as well as merchandise and charitable contributions.  But that is not all!  Each member is asked upon sign-up to choose their favorite charity, and then when that member gains points by participating in certain activities, Crowdtap will make a donation to that member’s specific charity!   All in all it is very fun, and a great way to voice your opinion as a consumer, learn all kinds of new things and meet hundreds of people with interests similar to your own!   You can find out more by going to http://www.crowdtap.com.

     One of the fun activities you can be invited to participate in are the Sample Shares.  This is where a brand will send you a bunch of samples of a product and ask you to share them with your friends, family’s, co-workers, and any body else you can think of.  Your goal is to come up with the most fun and the most creative way to share your sample and spread the word.  A date will be set for you to finish the Sample Share, and then you will get the chance to tell everyone all about it.  Like every other activity you participate in, points will be awarded to everyone who completes the Sample Share as well as extra points for those who are judged to have gone above and beyond in their sharing.


     This is actually the first Sample Share in which I have participated.  This one is sponsored by Woolite, and I was sent 10 packs of their new Extra Dark Care detergent.  Inside each pack is a brochure-type card with a 2 ounce foil pack sample of the detergent, a coupon for $1 off any Woolite detergent, and some other information.  

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  I am planning to have a party which I will tell you all about, along with a review of the product, after I submit my report.  I’m hoping it will be a blast! If you want to voice you opinion as a consumer, join me and my friends on Crowdtap.  It is very rewarding!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Beauty Box 5 Comodynes Product Review

Easy Peeling, New Face Effect

Part 6 of a 6 Part Series

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     This is the last of a six part individual beauty product review series of Beauty Box 5.   Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service where for $12 a month, they will send you 4 or 5 samples of beauty products made by a wide variety of brands.  You can find out more by visiting their site at http://www.beautybox5.com/.

          The final product I received was a sample of a face and body exfoliating towelette called Easy Peeling, New Face Effect that is made by Comodynes.  Comodynes is a company from Spain that makes all kinds of cosmetic wipes.  Their products are all hypoallergenic and have been tested by dermatologists.  The company is environmentally aware and uses packaging that is 100% recyclable.   Their products are all easy to use, fast and convenient, practical, efficient and economical.  Products include wipes for everything from makeup removal, to self-tanning formula, to T-Zone masks, to exfoliating wipes and many more.  For a full list of products you can go to their American website (the first site I noticed is in Spanish) at http://www.comodynes.net/.
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     As I mentioned, I received a sample of their Easy Peeling, New Face Effect face and body exfoliating towelettes.  Since I was only able to use this product one time, I cannot give you an accurate review of how well it works over time, but I will describe the product for you.  The purpose of this towelette is to eliminate dead skin cells and deeply cleanse pores leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth and looking renewed.   Comodynes also says that these towelettes will boost the action of treatment creams and self-tanning products.   These towelettes work to exfoliate in two ways, both by the texture of the towelette and by the formula on the towelette which contains active natural ingredients to accelerate the renovation of your skin.
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     The first thing I noticed when I opened the foil pack was the aroma.  It was a light, clean scent that was in no way overpowering.  The towelette was wet with a cold, slightly sticky feeling formula, but what I noticed most of all was the texture on the business side of the towelette.  It was covered with hundreds of these tiny raised nodules.
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     I was very careful when using it not to apply too much pressure as I am sure that would have done more harm than good.  I first used it on my face, gently rubbing in a circular motion with the bumpy side all over my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, carefully avoiding the area around my eyes.  I then continued down to my neck, then went on to test it on my arms and shoulders.  When I was finished, my skin was moist with the formula. I have to say that it left my skin feeling slightly sticky everywhere I had rubbed for about 3 or 4 minutes, until the wetness had evaporated.   I did not enjoy that feeling at all.  However, once my skin had dried completely, it no longer felt sticky.  In fact, it felt pretty smooth and soft.  And while the scent was quite noticeable while my skin was wet, it did fade almost all the way, leaving just a hint of freshness.  My skin also looked clean and bright, and you could see some dirt on the towelette that had been removed.
     Again, I would much prefer to use this product for awhile before I decide how well it works in the long run. I will say that I do like the way my skin looks and feels after just that one use.  I can also see how these would be very handy to carry around with you for whenever you wanted to freshen up.  You can find these, plus all their other products on their website at http://www.comodynes.net/.  As far as price is concerned, they seem a little steep: an 8 pack will run you $12.99.  I can say that were I to use this product for awhile, and it continued to do what it did today, then I think it would be well worth it!
      So this concludes my individual product review series on the items I received from Beauty Box 5.  All in all, I am very satisfied.  If you love discovering and trying new beauty products then you would really enjoy Beauty Box 5.  If you still are not sure, or if you do decide to join, here are a few more facts.  The type of beauty product samples you can expect to receive include makeup, skin care, fragrances, hair care, body care, smile care, nail products, beauty tools and more.   Remember that each monthly box will contain different samples every month, and they always provide a card with the box describing each product along with the retail price. If you get a sample you love, just visit the Brands page https://www.beautybox5.com/brands.php  and click on that brand to get all the information you need to order.  You can also find tips and tricks on how to use your samples on that page as well.     And if you find you are not happy, you can cancel your subscription at any time;  just remember to cancel before your next payment is processed so you don’t receive the next months box.  In my opinion, Beauty Box 5 is a fun way to try new products before you buy them for full price.  I don’t know about you, but I would much prefer to try a product out before paying money for something I may not like and may not be able to return for a refund.  You can sign up for Beauty Box 5 on their website at https://www.beautybox5.com/.

I received this product for free as part of a review.  I was not compensated in any way, and all opinions are my own.  I am not under contract with any company. I chose to review this product for fun.


Beauty Box 5 The All Natural Face Product Review

Vegan Eye Shadow in Orange Ice Storm

Part 5 of a 6 Part Series

     This is part five of a six part individual beauty product review series of Beauty Box 5.   Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty product subscription service that will send you 4 or 5 samples of beauty products from a large variety of brands.  It will cost you around $12 a month, and the box will ship out towards the middle of the month.  If you would like to find out more or sign up you can visit their website http://www.beautybox5.com/.
     The fifth product sample I received was some vegan eye shadow that is made by The All Natural Face, as well as a sponge-tipped applicator.  Their mission at The All Natural Face is to provide the best mineral cosmetics possible.  They do not use any artificial ingredients just “pure and simple ingredients from the earth.”  They also make a wide variety of other bath and body products including perfumes, deodorants, tanning lotions, hair care products and so much more!  You should check out their site at http://www.theallnaturalface.com.  
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     The vegan mineral eye shadow came in a color called Orange Ice Storm.  Orange Ice Storm is the perfect name for this shadow as it is a very frosted, pale peachy-orange color. 
The little container came with a sifter on it so all I had to do was sprinkle a little powder into the lid and then apply.  It went on very easily and smoothly, and a little bit went a long way. The only thing is, the color did not look the same as it did in the container.  Once on, it looked almost like a shiny off-white color.
     However, this is a color I would usually use to accentuate another darker color.  Plus, I know that a lot of frosted shadows, and some matte one’s, will do the same thing.  I have heard that if you use an eye shadow primer, this will not only help the shadow to stay on longer, but it will allow the shadow to go on looking like the same color as it is in the container;  plus it makes the colors really ‘pop’.  The All Natural Face does offer eye shadow primer on their site.
     I also read on the All Natural Face website that you could use these eye shadows as a liquid-type shadow by dipping your brush into a little water, then into the powder.   I tried it both ways and found that when I applied it wet, it went on a little darker than when I applied it dry, but both ways worked fine.  It is really a matter of personal opinion. The color stayed on through out the day with only needing 1 touch up.
     There are tons of other beautiful shades, both matte and frosted, on their website.  I found their prices to be pretty fair, with a 0.07 ounce container of this eye shadow selling for $3.50.  That is pretty good as I can see this lasting for quite awhile.   Again, you can look at their selection on their site at http://www.theallnaturalface.com
     My opinion?  I really do like this eye shadow, but I would prefer to try some in other shades as well.  I will definitely use it again, especially once I find a coordinating color to blend with it.  Check back tomorrow for the final post in my six part Beauty Box 5 individual product review.

I received this product for free for the purpose of review.  I was not compensated in any way, and all opinions are my own.  I am not under contract with any company, and I chose to review this product.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Beauty Box 5 Blinc Eyeliner Product Review

Blinc Eyeliner in Black

Beauty Box 5 Product Review

Part 4 of a 6 Part Series

     Here we are with the fourth installment of my six part individual beauty product review of Beauty Box 5.    Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription program that sends you 4 or 5 samples of beauty products from a wide range of brands.   Each box costs $12 per month and ships in the middle of the month.  If you want to learn more, check out the Beauty Box 5 site HERE.
     The next item I want to tell you about is this great liquid eyeliner made by blinc.  The blinc mission is to “introduce safe and exceptional beauty products that redefine the way they should be made, applied and perform.”   The private owned American company is also actively involved in contributing to many meaningful organizations such as The American Cancer Society, Children International, Doctors Without Borders and many more.  blinc is unique in that they take ordinary beauty product ideas and transform them into something even better.    They offer a fabulous selection of eyeliners, mascaras, eyebrow mousse and more.  You can see all their offered products as well as learn a lot more on their website http://www.blincinc.com/
     I received a sample of their eyeliner in black.  It is a liquid liner, and they claim it will not smear, smudge, fade, flake or come off unless you use the right combination of warm water and gentle pressure.  It is not waterproof, but instead is water-resistant.  It is especially ideal for people who have sensitive eyes, wear contacts or want an eyeliner that will fit an active lifestyle.
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   I usually use a pencil liner when I do my eyes, so this was a different, but not new, experience for me.  Since it had been awhile since I used a liquid eyeliner, my hand was not very steady at first, so I had a chance to see whether or not it would smear by trying to rub it off.  It did at first, but as it dried, I could no longer rub it off.  So after washing it off, like they said with warm water and gentle pressure, I tried again.  The second time around I had better luck.  The applicator made controlling it very easy since it was shorter than other liquid liner applicators I had used in the past.  The fact that the brush part was so fine and pointed also added to the ease of application.  I was able to draw a very precise line around my top lid and below my eye, giving my eye more definition.  And let me tell you, the black color eyeliner, it is very black!  All in all, counting the fact that I am in no way a makeup artist, I though it looked okay!  After a few minutes,I again decided to test the no smudge, no smear theory, and it proved true.  I wore the eyeliner through out the day, and at no point did I need to reapply, as the color did not even fade a tiny bit.  Nor did it flake or come off the few times I caught myself rubbing my eyes.
When it came time to remove the eyeliner, nothing could have been simpler!  I just used some warm water on my washcloth and gently wiped it over the liner, and it was instantly gone.  I did not have to use any soap, nor rub over it repeatedly.  It was just as the package said, it was like it literally “slid”off my skin!  I was amazed!
My opinion?  A must for anyone who wants a bold eyeliner that is easy to apply, will last all day and is a cinch to remove!  You can easily find blinc products online, on their website HERE,  and while they are a bit pricey, I think it is well worth it because the quality is so good.   This eyeliner is available in black, brown, blue and gray, and it sells for $26.00. 
Check back tomorrow for part five of our Beauty Box 5 individual product review!

I received this product for free as part of a Beauty Box 5 review.  I was not compensated in any way, and all opinions are my own.  I am not under contract with any company, and it was my choice to review this product.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Reminder! Enter to Win a $200 Gift Card!!

Win a $200 Gift Card By Taking a Short Survey

Smiley360 and Arm and Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste


     Just a quick reminder that you can enter to win a $200 Gift Card simply by taking a quick survey regarding Arm and Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste with Smiley360!  Just CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

     If you have not tried Arm and Hammer's Sensitive tooth paste, I  can honestly say that it works!  As part of a Smiley360 mission I used this toothpaste for a month to start with and noticed a huge difference within about two weeks!  Not only were my teeth whiter, but my sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks was greatly decreased!  And the best part?  It works just as well as more expensive sensitive brands but costs a lot less!   I am still using it today! I believe you can still get a coupon by checking out the Arm and Hammer website Savings Center HERE.

     Don't forget to take the survey and enter to win!  GOOD LUCK!!


PB Crave Review and Giveaway

4 Unique Peanut Butter Flavors

One Lucky Winner will Get Their Own to Try!

     If you are a fan of peanut butter, than do I have a product for you!  How about a company that makes four different flavors of all natural peanut butter that is Gluten-Free, and a motto that says 'Peanut Butter with a Twist"?  If that sounds appetizing then you should check out PB Crave!  
     PB Crave is an active participant in the Minnesota Keystone Initiative, and is committed to helping the fight against hunger by donating a minimum of 2 percent of the profits from each jar sold to Project Peanut Butter, a non-profit organization working to help malnourished children.   They also donate funds to promote awareness of direct giving to the project as well. PB Crave is also dedicated to minimizing their impact environmentally.

     PB Crave's products are made from all natural ingredients and are both cholesterol and gluten-free.   Each of the four flavors is created using the only the finest ingredients including pure, natural honey and premium Belgium chocolates. Keep in mind, since this is an  "all natural" peanut butter, the natural oil from the peanuts and the Palm Fruit Oil will separate from the peanut butter and other ingredients over time. This indicates there are no artificial preservatives or hydrogenated oils used in the product.  If this occurs, simply mix it up again with a knife or spoon by 'twisting' it around through the peanut butter.  

     Their four flavors include whimsical names such as Cookie Nookie, Choco Choco, Razzle Dazzle and Coco Bananas! The peanut butter itself is very rich and creamy, more creamy than other peanut butters I have used, and it has a great fresh peanut-y taste.  Each jar I opened had an aroma that perfectly matched the flavor!  Everyone in my family loves their fun twists on basic peanut butter, and we are guaranteed to never be bored again with a plain old peanut butter and jelly sandwich!  And now for the yummy part!

- PB Crave's description "A tropical blend of yummy bananas, cocoa, wild honey and premium peanut butter"
- My Description:  remember eating banana and peanut butter sandwiches?  This is it, in a jar, without that awful dry mouth!  Nice and creamy, rich-tasting peanut butter with a tad of sweetness from the honey, along with just the right amount of fresh banana taste.  Natural tasting banana, not that fake, manufactured flavor!

PB Crave's description "A twisted blend of red raspberry flavor, wild honey, cool white chocolate and rich dreamy darkness."
- My Description: Definitely twisted!  If you like raspberries then you will find this to be a treat.  As soon as you open the lid you can smell the raspberry flavoring.  The peanut butter is rich and creamy and has a definite raspberry flavor along with a slight hint of both white and dark chocolate.
PB Crave's description "A delicious double dose of semi-sweet and rich dark chocolate with premium peanut butter and wild honey."
- My Description:  Delicious is the key word!  Again the peanut butter itself has a wonderfully rich and fresh peanut-y taste with a bit of honey-sweetness, and added to that is a perfectly portioned serving of semi-sweet chocolate. It has the perfect balance between the peanut butter flavor and the chocolate, and it's not so sweet as to remind you of candy.  Would make a wonderful cookie or pie!
PB Crave's description "A mouth-watering mix of chocolate chips, cookie dough flavor and premium peanut butter."
- My Description:  I could eat this by the spoonful  Their yummy, creamy peanut-y peanut butter blended with a hint of honey and whole bunch of sweet chocolate-chip cookie-dough flavor.  Again, it's not as sweet as if you were eating a chocolate chip cookie, but it definitely has a lingering flavor reminiscent of cookie dough!

     There are so many ways to use this peanut butter!  You can put it on a sandwich, spread it on crackers, eat it by the spoonful, use it in cake, cookies and pies or even mix it up with some ice cream.  The options are incredible! In fact, coming soon the the PB Crave website will be a list of recipes, and right now you can learn some other interesting ways to enjoy your PB Crave by clicking on the 'Recipe Tab'.
     My opinion?  A great twist on peanut butter!  If I had to put them in order from my least favorite to my absolute favorite, it would go like this:  Cookie Nookie, Choco Choco, Coco Bananas then Razzle Dazzle.  But don't just take my word on it!  Find out for yourself by checking out PB Crave's website by clicking here.  You can buy PB Crave online, or if you are lucky enough to live on the East Coast, you can find it at The Fresh Market Grocery http://www.thefreshmarket.com/.   Check out PB Crave on Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern's Open Sky Page here or at http://opensky.com/andrewzimmern.

     One lucky person will find out for themselves by winning their very own Choco Choco variety pack (pictured below), valued at $20.97 and shipped directly to their door!  To enter there are a few things you MUST do in the Rafflecopter, these include:

     This is a Rafflecopter giveaway and winner will be picked at random. I will notify the winner by email, and if I have not heard from the winner within 48 hours another winner will be chosen. The winner must be from the lower 48 states, and I will send the winners information to PB Crave and they will ship it to the winner.  In order to win you must complete all of the required steps in the Rafflecopter.  Good Luck!

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Keep in mind that I received this product for free as part of a review. I was not compensated in any way. All my opinions are my own.  I am not under contract with this company, and I chose to review this product.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Beauty Box 5: Everyday Minerals Product Review

Everyday Minerals Blush Girl Friday 

Beauty Box 5 Product Review

Part 3 of a 6 Part Series

     This is the third installment of a six (6) part series product review of Beauty Box 5.  The first post was a review of the opening of the box, and each subsequent post will contain a review of each individual product.  For those of you that are not familiar with Beauty Box 5 it is a monthly beauty product subscription site that will send you 4 or 5 samples of beauty related products from a selection of great brands each month.  You can learn more about Beauty Box 5 by visiting their site at http://www.beautybox5.com/.

     The second product I tried is an all natural blush made by Everyday Minerals in this beautiful, soft plum shade called Girl Friday.  Everyday Minerals is a company that makes high quality, organic, vegan and eco-friendly makeup and skincare products.  They never test on animals, and all of their products are hand crafted.  They have a wonderful philosophy as well as a great collection of products in many beautiful and vibrant colors and shades.  You can check out their site here.

It even came with instructions!

     Girl Friday has got to be one of the most beautiful shades of blush I have ever seen! This soft, matte shade gave just the right amount of color to my cheeks! It took very little blush when applying, and it spread easily and evenly.  All you do is sprinkle a little bit into the lid, swirl your brush around in it, then apply to your cheekbones with an upward and outward motion. I only had to dip my brush in the powder two times, and that was all it took.  The blush gave my face a radiant, healthy and natural looking glow.

Girl Friday:  A lovely, soft plum, matte shade.

       I love how I only had to apply this blush one time in the morning and it lasted through out the day. And when it came time to remove it, a little cleanser and water was all it took.  I would definitely recommend this blush to anyone who wants to use an organic blush that is easy to apply and looks completely natural.  Everyday Minerals has this blush on their website for $6.99 for a mini and $10.99 for a big;  not too bad when you consider the quality and the fact that it takes very little each time you apply it!

It looks so natural you can barely tell it's there!

     Check back tomorrow for part four of the Beauty Box 5 individual product review series.

I received this product for free for the purpose of review.  I was not compensated in any way, and all opinions are my own.  I am not under contract to this or any other company, and I chose to review this product.