Monday, September 18, 2017

Chifave Women's 3/4 Sleeves Leopard Print High Waist Above Knee A Line Casual Skater Midi Dress Review

I receive the Chifave Women's 3/4 Sleeves Leopard Print Dress in the size 2X. I as I explained in my vlog review above,I was a little hesitant to order in this size. As the bust measurement was under 40 inches. So I knew it would be tight. Luckily,the fabric is stretchy so I don't need to exchange it.

While the description states the dress is above the knee,it actually comes to my knees on me. I'm 5 foot 5 1/2 and normally wear dresses in 2X and 18-20 for reference.

I plan on wearing this dress to my belated Anniversary dinner with my husband. 17 years! Where does the time go? 

If you would like to order this dress from Chifave, it is available in black or white sizes Small-2x Prime. 3x-4x sizes take longer to ship and may not be available.  Hand wash only.

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Disclaimer: I received this dress at a discount in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was given to write this post. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

philosophy Pure Grace and Amazing Grace Rose Fragrances

I received two free samples of philosophy pure grace rose fragrances to review.

The 1st fragrance I tested,Nude Rose, was more crisp and had a lot more staying power. Which to me was surprising. Given the name,I thought it would be a lighter fragrance. It had just the right sweetness and rose scent without being over powering.  Wear time lasted for about 3-4 hours. I love this one for date night and special occasions.

The 2nd fragrance, Amazing Grace Rose Ballet,was much lighter. While it has the pretty pink color of the original Amazing Grace perfume. It's much lighter with a hint of rose scent.  It's a nice scent for day time or casual wear. However it doesn't have the staying power of Nude Rose,so you will have to reapply this one.

You can find these fragrances as well as many of their other skin care products at or where ever philosophy products are sold.

I've been a fan of Amazing Grace for years and was so happy to be able to try these samples,compliments of Smiley360.Com.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Foxel Rosewood Steak Knife Gift Set

What a gorgeous set of steak knives from Foxel!  I love the Rosewood handles and that they are made with premium German Steel. Nice serrated blades,so that they can cut through my husband's thick steaks. (My husband can cook steak like oh my gosh!)

Hope you enjoy my vlog and this post. If you want to check out these knives,please click on the link above. Like a lot of products I find,these are sold on Amazon and Prime shipping is available to Prime members.


Disclaimer:This product was provided at a discount in exchange for my review. I was not compensated to make this post. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Secret Antiperspirant Deodorant Through The Years

When I was a teenager, many years ago,my Mom told me about Secret  Antiperspirant deodorant. In the 80's there wasn't a lot of scents like there is now. Back then, my go to was Powder Fresh Secret in solid form.

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Then the 90's came and with it,Secret made it's new soft solid. Still the same scent but a much smoother application. I thought it felt so nice and soothing. Especially after shaving my under arms. It seemed to work about the same as the regular solid but I noticed that it didn't seem to last as long as far as quantity. 

Between 2001-2007 the new scents started coming out. I remember a Shower Fresh one. It was okay but Powder Fresh was still my favorite.

Some where around 2003, I stopped using Secret because it no longer worked for me. Maybe it was a change in my body chemistry after having children. So I moved on to different products. They would work for a short while until I had to move on to something else.

Years later:

One day while looking in the deodorant aisle, I happened to come across new Secret fragrances,and decided to give them a try. I love floral scents so when I saw Ooh La La Lavender from Secret ,I had to give it a go.

I thought it worked pretty well. I loved the lavender fragrance.I did notice that this would cause some slight staining in the arm pit area of my shirt though.  I have also tried their Clinical Protection Line. While these products perform well,they are pricier than the regular Secret. 

2017 :Now Secret has their new Luxe line of scents. They come in a clear gel a well as a solid stick form.(The Aerosol can is not in stock at the time of this posting) You can find them at Walmart. So far,I've tried the lavender which is nice. It reminds me of the other version but doesn't stain thank goodness. I hope to try the Rose scent next if I can find it.

I hope you liked my little trip down memory lane with Secret. If you're a fan or  new to Secret and want to give it a try,pick it up at your local Walmart.

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Disclaimer: This is a contest post is for the Virtual Walmart Badge on I was not compensated to write this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

AGPTek White Noise Machine

The AGPTek White Noise Machine features 10 sounds. White Noise,Brown Noise,Ocean,Birds,Typhoon,Rain,Thunder,Brook and two lullabies. It comes with an an AC Adapter and can also be powered by 4 AA batteries that are not included. My favorite sound is the white noise feature.

I found this Machine really simple to use. I love that it is light weight and compact so it doesn't take up a lot of room on my night stand.

Here is my vlog on Youtube if you would like to listen to the different sounds:

Please note:While this machine has a clock,it is in military time only and does not offer an alarm feature.  While this may bother some people,I just wanted it for the sounds that it offered.

This product retails currently at 27.99 and is sold by BrainyDeal through Amazon. Prime Shipping is available to Prime Member. They also offer a 3 year protection plan that costs extra.

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Disclaimer:I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was given to make this post and all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Talever Pineapple Print Flare Dress Review

This dress from Talever comes in 3 styles. The one I'm wearing in my vlog,a bikini top style,and spaghetti dress. They all the same black color and floral and pine apple print.  The sizes are small through XX-L. Prime shipping is available for Amazon Prime Members.

Pros: Beautiful colors.
         Nice light weight fabric for Summer
         Perfect tea length

         Hand wash only 
          Not true to size

I really wanted to love this dress. Sadly,it runs two sizes too small. If you are over a C cup,this dress is extremely tight in the bust area.  

I will be passing the dress to my daughter. At least someone will be able to wear it.

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Disclaimer: I purchased this dress at a discount in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

Motivated By Coffee And Cats Coffee Mug

I received this adorable mug at a discount. At 11 ounces it's the perfect size for my morning coffee with a dash of whipped cream on top. I'm not sure if this is dish washer safe,so I would hand wash just to be on the safe side. 

This mug is sold through Crazwear via Amazon and Prime shipping is available. As you can see from my video above,it does come in a gift box,so it's would make a nice gift for cat lovers and coffee drinkers. For 10 dollars it's a nice little find that's adorable.

Not a coffee person? No problem! Crazwear also has other adorable mugs to choose from via Amazon.

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*Disclaimer I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest opinion. No compensation was given to create this post. All opinions are my own.