Friday, November 30, 2012

Dino Lingo language program preview review

I was just able to watch a preview for a great language product for children from a company called Dino Lingo. Dino Lino offers DVDs, books, CDs, flash cards and online lessons that use colorful pictures and animation with cute, memorable characters to teach children a second language or to help them with the language you currently speak at home. They offer a huge variety of languages from the traditional French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, English and Russian that are seen in many schools, to some different ones such as Latin, Gaelic, Dutch, Swedish, Finish, Mandarin, Portugese and many, many more! From the 3 minute preview that I was able to watch with my 13 month old, I believe that Dino Lingo's language program would be a great way to teach a new language to a child, or to even learn a new language along side your child. It is the type of program that I would definitely buy for my child to help him become multilingual! 
You can check out Dino Lingo's website, great products and get a free trial of the video language lessons here:
Or you can check out all of the different language lessons on their YouTube page, found here:

Note: I was not given a free product for my review. My review was written for a badge challenge with Influenster and is my own opinion. I was not requested to write any thing but my own personal opinion

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Opening shop soon!

Those who know me know that I enjoy crocheting and have encouraged me to open my own etsy-like shop where I could sell my hats and other accessories. I made an attempt to open shop earlier this year, but I wasn't able to get the work done as a first time mom to a very young, very needy child. Now that my moose is older and more independent, I am going to try it again. Until I can get a hang of making everything quickly, I'm going to sell premade hats that can have things added on to them to help make my turn around time faster. I'm hoping to have the Facebook page up and running in the next week and get everything figured out to be able to make custom accessories in the first 3-6 months. As soon as I have the page up, I'll make sure to share it here for everyone to check out!

Doctor appointments and sickness spreading

Hey all, it's been a bit since I last posted anything. Life has been getting away from me the last couple of weeks. Moose had his one year doctor appointment where we had some differing feelings from his pediatrician over vaccines and may need to find a new one. He has since not been eating very much, which always worrys me. Hubby has been stressed about Moose not eating, the posibility of needing to find a new pediatrician since he trusts our current one (maybe a little too much since he'll allow him to pressure us into things we agreed we didn't want). Honestly, I'm ready to have the whole ordeal over with and will be starting to look for a plan b pediatrician on Monday. I really dislike being pressured and forced into doing things I don't want to do, especially when I have done a lot of research on the topic. On a good note, my little boy is very healthy, has finally passed the 25th percentile for weight in boys his age! He has been stuck in the 25th percentile since he was a newborn. He is also in the 90th percentile for boys his age! My big boy!
Unfortunately, our household seems to all be having some health issue right now. On top of my little boy's not eating came a stomach ache and nausea for me and a nasty head cold for my hubby that is going into his chest. I'm hoping that we are all better soon because being sick and having to care for a one year old all day, by yourself, sucks!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Boots No.7 beautiful skin night cream

After seeing Boots No.7 beautiful skin night cream on and all of the great reviews in it, I decided to run out and get some for myself to try. It is fantastic! I have combo oily and fairly dry skin and it tends to cause problems for me in the winter. I hopped that the reviews saying that it didn't make skin oily in the morning were correct since that is a problem that I have had in the past with night time skin creams. They definitely did not steer me in the wrong direction. My skin felt nice and smooth right after applying, no indication of being oily or dry and it stayed that way when I woke up in the morning! I was both amazed and pleased. The price is a bit high, but it beats spending the same amount or more on 20+ different products that may not work or living your life with bad skin.
You can check out Boots No.7 on their website:
Or at many retail locations!

All reviews are my opinion and mine alone. I was not given any free products to try in exchange for this review. I purchased the product with my money, on my time based on positive recommendations from others who write product reviews for I was not paid or offered free product for my review, I wrote it under my own accord because it is a great product the world should know about.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit (Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox Part 6)

I was a bit apprehensive when I saw the Kiss ever pro lashes in the box. I have never been a big fan of fake lashes, but I figured that I would give them a try with my Halloween costume. After struggling to apply the first set of lashes for close to 20 minutes, I gave up on my endeavor and went without them. I have no clue how to get them to stick on my eyelid in a place that looks even remotely natural. Every time I tried to apply them they either ended up too high, they stuck to the applicator, or they slipped and attached to my lashes. I failed at applying them without the included applicator as well. I may try to cut them into smaller segments and see it if will be any easier that way, but I doubt it. 
My recommendation: Try at your own risk. If you are new to fake lashes, maybe try downloading a video for application and see if that helps.

All opinions in this post are mine, and mine alone. I was given a free product from to review and tell the world about. I was not paid for my review, nor was I asked to write a positive review. I write reviews true to the product that I am given to try.

Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream (Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox Part 5)

I was excited to try out the Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream when I saw it in the box. I tend to have rather frizzy hair in the winter and hoped that it would help. Unfortunately, I didn't notice any difference in my hair after using it. It had just as much frizz and was as unmanageable as it always is. I hoped that maybe it would take more than one use to give full results, but that hasn't been the case. I have since stopped using it since I have better things to do with my day than to put a product in my hair that doesn't work for me. Just because it doesn't work for me, doesn't mean it won't work for someone else, but buy at your own risk. I definitely don't recommend the product.
All opinions in this post are mine, and mine alone. I was given a free product from to review and tell the world about. I was not paid for my review, nor was I asked to write a positive review. I write reviews true to the product that I am given to try.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact (Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox Part 4)

I was so excited to try out the NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact ($4.99) when I saw it in the box.
I am a huge fan of eye shadow, especially blacks and grays, but have never bought one of the eye shadow sets. I usually buy single compacts and mix and match the colors to get the effect that I want, but was very excited to try something new. I have to say, I love it.
I didn't get to try out the eye shadow compact the night I received it, but I have used it almost every day since the morning after. I can make the colors lighter for a nice day time smokey eye, or darker for a night time smokey eye on the occasion that I go out at night, or just want a nice dark smokey eye.
The compact not only comes with 4 colors (all over color, highlight, and 2 contour colors) but it comes with a base and illuminator as well. The base was a great addition to the set, it is nice and creamy and very easy to apply. I typically just use my foundation as an eye shadow base, and while it works fine, the base worked even better. The eye shadow stayed on better than my shadows have ever stayed on after using the base, even after rubbing my eyes several times. Without the base, I would have rubbed half of my make up off halfway through my day, but with the base I had all day eye color!
The illuminator was not my favorite addition to the compact. It can add some extra shine to the shadow to make it pop. It is creamy which makes it easy to apply, but also makes it very easy to smear other make up. The white shadow can be used in a similar way and since it is powder doesn't smear already applied shadow. I haven't used it much over the shadow, but have found that it works decent on the insides on the eyes for a highlight and on some other highlight points on the face.
It is definitely a great deal from NYC and a great addition to any make up collection, be it make up lover's collection or an addition to an occasional wearer's small stash.

All opinions in this post are mine, and mine alone. I was given a free product from to review and tell the world about. I was not paid for my review, nor was I asked to write a positive review. I write reviews true to the product that I am given to try.