Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Save 60% on a photo canvas

Canvas On Demand has awesome gifts for everyone on your list! Based in Raleigh, NC,

@canvasondemand has everything you need to get your shopping done early.

They offer more than just canvas prints. From incredible photo-to-canvas art for parents, Coloring Canvas for kids, and customizable photo gifts, including ornaments & more, Canvas On Demand can help with your holiday haul.

For a limited time, they're offering my readers a whopping 60% off your entire order at Canvas On Demand with code USFAM. Select from canvas prints and more! Valid until 12/12/17. #mycanvasondemand Check out Canvas On Demand HERE

Disclosure: I received a product for my house review.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Save 10 Mystery Tackle Box

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Savings and deals at all your favorite stores!

Groupon Coupon? "Music to my ears".  Who doesn't love savings. Groupon has over 9,000 retailers and over 70,000 coupons. So I wanted to highlight some amazing deals. Have a birthday coming up? Or school about to start? I know we could all use the extra deals, when we can grab one.

Image result for macys logoMacy's One of my favorite stores. I can always find something for the whole family. There are some great coupons. Whether you're looking to shop online in your PJ's or taking the kids in do get last minute school shopping over, if your shopping with Macy's                                                                     anyways, why not save a little doing so.
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Fandango - Thinking of having a, "girls night out" or "date night"? Fandango currently has 137 coupons available. We go out for family movie night quite often, I would much rather buy my tickets online while saving and skip the ticket line!

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QVC - Whether it's high end makeup, electronics, or just have a QVC addiction? then check out 110 coupons. I am excited for this the most, I am always buying different makeup brands from QVC! I have never used a code, unless it was something for free shipping. I'll never shop there again without checking Groupon Coupons now!

Image result for amazon logoAmazon - I shop on Amazon almost daily! No kidding, with free 2 day Prime Shipping I'm hooked! Seriously, if you looked at my past 6 month purchase history, or even my 30 day history, I would be labeled as a top shopper! I get everything from detergent, to clothes, shoes... toys anything. Now I'll always check Groupon Coupons for any extra savings!

Target - If your like me and shopping online with Target or in stores weekly, hop over to Groupons Coupons before your next shopping trip to see all the deals available. I don't think I have ever had a Target coupon, so it was nice to see this retailer listed!

Goupon also offers more then just shopping, whether it's travel or restaurants, you are sure to find some amazing savings!

Stay up to date, with Groupon on social media, give them a like on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

Disclosure: Compensation, was provided. I was not encouraged by the company in anyway, I will only recommend retailers, or any products that I will only buy myself. Opinions expressed here are 100% mine, pure and true. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty, is certainly a brand that always puts out some of the most amazing products. Their specialty is lipstick and they are certainly concurring the market with their, "bite". This company is has an all natural line of products, each Bite lip product is handcrafted, one by one. Providing nourishing, restorative benefits. Lipsticks contain natural and organic ingredients- moisturizers and protective antioxidants like organic fruit butters and Manuka honey, that will leave the lips full of color and crazy moisturized!

The Amuse Bouche lipstick is one of my favorite brands as far as lip color. Formula is super pigmented and hydrating. I also love that citrus scent and it tastes great, too!

These lipsticks have a thick, creamy consistency in their wax and allows them to give off such a rich color pigment. Most importantly, to me anyways.. they are very comfortable to wear, a weightless formula. Packs a huge punch of hydration, my lips always feel so nice with this lippie on. Texture wise, I always feel like I'm lathering my lips with a stick of butter. Amouse Bouche, works beautifully without a lip liner or primer, as it does offer long lasting effects. I can get around 6 hours of wear without flaking.

The actual lipstick tube is so simple and straight forward. Like a flattering lipstick bullet. I love simple and flattering! A really stunning look. The tubes have a rubberized matte feel and is quite sturdy. The lid clicks tight and has a satisfying "click".

Beetroot is a very intense shade. It's certainly a stunner. For a berry, it's not to purple, but the perfect in between. It's certainly a very refreshing shade and has a hint of fuchsia. Makes for a perfect color for spring or fall choice.

Gazpacho is a gorgeous blood red or raspberry. This is one color that is my go-to when choosing a red for the day. It's one that I can pull off with any changing season. Swipes on very bold and is a stunner color. Bite describes it as a true-blue red, on my lips it's a bright cool toned red, that I adore.

Pepper is the most everyday wearable, that will go with a variety of different looks. I really prefer "Pepper" as it helps brighten up my complexion.

As you can see from the swatches, each color is highly pigmented. Swatches don't lie! This was one swipe for each color. These lipstick "bullets" really pack some color, right?! Not a true matte, but not a shiny color either, its the perfect in between.

There is really no complaints I have with this line, however they do transfer, quite a bit.
I have very long hair, and if it's blown or moves in front of the lips, the locks will catch some color! Not really a complaint, as most lipsticks tend to do. Just sayin... They do tend

In total the full range comprises of 44 shades available on there's bound to be something to suit every skin tone. However, these lipsticks are certainly not cheap. Retail price is $26 a piece from Sephora. For that $26 your getting an almost nearly 100% natural lipstick that is so full of color, with a creamy formula that stays put. Bites ingredients are mainly food grade. Since you end up "eating" most of the lipstick you apply, may as well be something safe! I appreciate any type of all natural formula. Which is where the color lipstick names come from! Find you're perfect color on

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Disclosure: I received this product complimentary, for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own, pure and true. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Boxycharm August 2017 first box

Hello Boxycharm!

I am just now getting starting in the monthly subscription box world. I was one of those stubborn people, you know the one saying... "oh this is a way to get your money, just another scam" or "just junk". So I finally did some research on several different boxes and ordered a few, but there is one that has really blown me away and really screams my name! That is Boxycharm! Now there is nothing but full size items in that box. Let me fill you in if your not familiar with Boxy. So first off this is a monthly subscription that cost $21 a month. Only 21... no extra charges, hidden fees.. just 21 every month. That is if you pay monthly, now if you do a 3 month plan or a yearly plan, your monthly fee would drop a little.

What do I get? Each month Boxycharm sends out 4/5 products that are full sized and each box will value at $100 or more. You can't beat that!

You can also earn "charms" for doing reviews or referring friends. For each referral you get 500 points. Then you can buy from the "charm store". However its best to check on or after the 15th each month. I subscribed in June and was waitlisted. However, as soon as August 1st came, I was off the waitlist. YIPPIE!!

So lets see this box!

Theme: Beach Please!

Each box comes with a card detailing each item, the value and BoxyTips.

Rainforest of the Sea: Volume II by Tarte 
Retail Price: $36.00 

I was most excited for this palette! I love Tarte Cosmetics, they offer some of the best makeup formulas. The display case of this palette really stands out. The colors are very nice, from a shiny gold, purple and blue, oh it's so pretty to look at omg!

The shades are each named with a "beachy" theme. Pigment is great through out, but I have noticed some shades are easier to blend the others. The shimmers are more subtle and have an easy pearl finish. The palette features a nice large mirror and is perfect if you need to add it to your purse. Also included was a coupon code to save $10.00 on my next purchase of $60 at

My swatches

PRO EYELASHES - by PUR The Complexion Authority
Retail Price: $14.00

I am typically a mascara girl. Reason being, is I am far from an expert at applying lashes, in fact I never could apply. Which I thought these would be hard to apply, so I wasn't too thrilled about them. However, I was wrong! Turns out I have been applying the wrong brand of lashes, cheaper drug store brands. High end brands definitely make a huge difference, for me anyways. I couldn't get the drug store brands to hold in the corners. This was a variant item, you get one of two styles. Mine are diva and I really love them. The lashes are soft and made from synthetic lashes. Love that this line is cruelty free. They look really pretty on the eyes without being to much. In the end, this has turned out to be my most favorite item from this months box! Pretty crazy, I went from hating lashes to.. this could be a daily beauty routine for me!

MODA PRO 3-Piece Brush Set 
Retail Price: $26.00

Features a pointed blush, chisel blender and a crease brush. Achieving endless looks and can be used with both wet/dry products. I have a different set of eye brushes from this brand, and they were certainly no let down. These feel just as nice.

The Pointed Brush is perfect for blush or powder with precision. Chisel Brush is versatile and can be used for highlights or contour. The Crease Brush is designed to help define and blend the crease or to buff over your lid. The bristles are soft and densely packed. I love the diamond handles, has a nice grip and feels good in the hand. Impressive set!

Retail Price: $15.00 (a variant item)

The formula glides on smooth and is smudge proof. A great pigment and the formula last quite a while.

Seems to be a nice, high end eyeliner. I typically use a liquid eyeliner, but there are days a good gel pen is what I need, depending on the look I am going for. This is definitely what I needed for those days.

#GRLPWR LIQUID LIPSTICK (Date Night) by The Beauty Corp
Retail Price: $14.95

I am very picky when it comes to colors of lippies that I will use. I try to stick to nude colors, reds and some pinks. I have always been one of those girls, that stick to the same things, and I am trying to come out of that habit. So first, I love the display and tube this comes in. It almost looks like a frosty glass tube with gold lettering and cap. It's very pretty and cruelty free. The brand name is also pretty catchy, and cute. Has a slightly scent, that was refreshing. The formula has a creamy texture and dries quickly, to a matte finish. Enriched with vitamin E and Shea Butter making it very comfortable on the lips. After it sets, you can't even tell its there. Doesn't cake, flake or dry out allowing you to take on the day! I love the color and it's matte look. I can seriously get about 11 hours of wear out of this and has the potential to be worn longer. I didn't try though cause it was time for my face paint to come off! The color is shockingly attractive.

Will I continue being an active subscriber to Boxycharm? Hells to the yes! I am so mad at myself for waiting all this time to subscribe, especially when looking at past boxes. I love to collect pretty makeup for one, and try new brands that I wouldn't typically try. Like the eyelashes. I started off with a cheap drug store brand to see how I would like them and that was a big fail. The high-end PUR Cosmetics brand worked wonders for me, just the first time applying! Even brands, I wouldn't try.. I will be looking in to more products the brand carries. It's certainly a sweet deal, you can't get a better deal than that!

Lastly, I have read up that Boxycharm offers a great customer service. I have seen where sometimes an item may get damaged in transit, so you will need to save your box to show proof of the item, with a picture of the shipping label. I hope I never get a damaged item, but if that ever happens, I know that I can count on Boxycharm to make things right. If you haven't subscribed and thinking of joining, don't wait SUBSCRIBE NOW as there could be a waitlist and you certainly don't want to miss the upcoming months, the owner of Boxycharm himself revealed there would be a eyeshadow palette each month till December. Music, to my ears! I love some eyeshadow palettes!

Subscribe to Boxycharm here

Follow Boxycharm on social media, keep up to date with spoilers, giveaways and more.
Become a fan on FACEBOOKINSTAGRAMTWITTER, and don't forget to subscribe to the Boxycharm YouTube Channel

September Spoiler!! 

For the September Box, there is one spoiler out, each subscriber will receive
Retail Price: $34.00

Who's excited for this palette? I know I sure am, the PUR eyelashes was such a huge hit for me, I am stoked to try a one of their palettes!

Jaclyn Hill Palette Say What!

It was hard to get my hands on a Jaclyn Hill Palette, after about 45 minutes and two weeks for shipping... I managed to snag one. This was during the 2nd restock. Apparently, Morphe sold more palettes, then they had and I was one of the unlucky's who had to wait and extra week for shipping. Talk about being upset! haha anyways it came in a few days early then tracking said, once it finally did ship. I was a "happy camper" again.

But, then.. there it is, my Morphe box... and I am terrified to open it.. 
Thinking to myself, my luck.. "this is going to be broken, something happened to it during transit".
Finally, I said screw it and grabbed a pair of scissors.. 
My Jaclyn Palette was perfecly fine! Sweet!

Hands down, this is the most exciting palette I have ever bought. 
Heck, it was the most exciting beauty piece I have ever bought! 
So much hype about this palette.. I'll be the first to say it was worth it. 

Jaclyn did a terrific job choosing these colors and putting this palette together. 
The palette being white! OMG it's freaking awesome. Right now, it's my most "prized possession"!

Swatched so well. Beautiful on and blends so stinking good. There isn't NO, "fall out", what so ever. 
Which is another reason I love Morphe so much. Morphe offers a high quality professional product, without the high costs. 

I do wish that Jaclyn will hurry and post more tutorials with her palette, as she is my favorite eye shadow YouTuber. We all know that girl is killer with a makeup brush! Hopefully, this is also the first of her collaboration with brands and we will get more. Collab items end up being my, "go-to" in my makeup collection. 

Girls run, right now as I am typing this up... Morphe has the JH palette in stock! Not sure how long it will be there. 

ORDER the Jaclyn Palette HERE
Save 10% off with coupon code: 

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

DIY Color Switch - dry cosmetic brush cleaner

So I am guilty of using a towel, tissue, wash cloth , anything in my reach, when trying to color switch. That was yesterday! Time to throw in the towel, literally. 

Anyways, last night I see this picture pop up on my news feed, on FB. It was from a makeup page or group that I'm in. Anything related to makeup always catching my attention. A photo of an egg shell foam  with a cosmetic brush? I am thinking.. huh! Then I start reading in to and see this its a color switch! I have never owned a professional color switch. There are some out there, that will run $18 or more. I am not downing them, just never tried one. 

There are some neat little ways to make this color switch. Some would have involved me going to the Dollar Store. Which they were closed, it was past 9 and I really wanted to try this method. So I just decided to peak around the house and use what I have on hand. 

I was lucky, I had the foam. Thanks to Boxycharm. If your not a subscriber, then take a look at my August box HERE I just subscribed myself! My Charm Box had just arrived a few days earlier and for some reason, I hadn't threw out the egg foam yet. 

Then, I found an old powder container in a makeup bag, and put that to use. 
The next steps was easy peasy. I traced the opening of the container onto the bottom of the egg shell. That way it would properly fit, if you're using something smaller, be sure to cut off enough to close the lid, if needed. 

I did test this theory before cutting it and all. And oh my, it worked wonders in no time. If you have used a towel or tissue, then you're really going to love this color switch method.

There are many ways to do this DIY. 
The Dollar Tree sells tin cans, with clear lids. If you chose that route, get the larger one. Or just cut out a square and add to your stash of makeup. It's all up to you.  

If you don't have egg foam, that's okay. There are plenty of options. 
Some people prefer stipple sponge. Now I have never used a professional color switch but judging from the pictures, stipple sponge looks just like the Vera Mona Color Switch. You can also use, a new foam kitchen sponge or even a hair doughnut. Next time I visit the Dollar Tree, I will pick up a stipple sponge. I do want to try that method, too. I will be sure to post an update.
Add some style or bedazzle to your color switch, if you'd like. By adding jewels, washi tape, anything to add some pizzazz. I have a pretty pink spray paint, I was thinking would look good.

Overall, I am really impressed with this filler. Cleaning my brushes, on the fly, whenever I need to switch colors. Doesn't require any liquid cleaner, and just a couple swipes across the foam. Removing dark colors, switching to a light. While I can not compare this to professional color switch products, I can say this method worked very well. 

Have you ever tried this DIY? What did you use as a filler?