Satisfy Your Sweetheart’s Beauty-Sweet-Tooth With Sephora


This Valentine’s Day, satisfy your sweetheart’s beauty-sweet-tooth with gifts from Sephora.  No matter how that special someone likes to pamper themselves, Sephora has gifts that will blow her away.


I received a variety of products from Sephora to help get me ready for a special Valentine’s Day and I had a blast testing out all of them!  If you’re looking for great gifts, check out these Sephora items that your sweetheart will fall head over heels for:

For the face:


This Sephora PRO Dimensional Highlighting Palette was probably the item I’ve had the most fun playing around with.  This highlighting palette will amplify your natural radiance and create a custom glow depending on what look you’re trying to achieve.  The formula is highly blendable and allows for a little product to go a long way while lasting longer than other highlighting palettes.  I tried this palette out in cool shades, but it’s also available in warm shades as well.


The Beauty Amplifier line of Sephora products are pure genius!  The Beauty Amplifier Set And Refresh Spray is a multitasking blend of long-lasting, makeup-setting polymers and feel-good ingredients like lemon balm and peppermint extract…oh my!  Prime your makeup and perk up your skin in one simple step.  The fine mist is perfect because it won’t leave large droplets on your skin distorting the look of your makeup.  Beauty Amplifier Lip Primer is an item that I don’t know how I lived without.  This primer is much like a lip balm and contains nourishing sunflower seed oil for the utmost comfort, while hyaluronic filling spheres and vitamin E moisturize and smooth your lips before you apply color.  Matte lipstick has never been so easy to pull off!


The Cleansing & Exfoliating Cream was fabulous in Coconut Water!  I loved the velvety texture and how pleasant the scent was.  It was light and fresh while leaving my skin soothed and hydrated.  The Charcoal Cleansing & Exfoliating Cream is perfect for cleansing and detoxifying pores.  I noticed a reduction in blackheads and my pores appeared to be smaller in visibility…what woman doesn’t want that?


The Charcoal Micellar Cleansing Water is another great way to help purify your skin.  Pull out all the impurities and see that beautiful, natural skin underneath glow with purity.  The Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Milk is oh-so-soothing to use!  I have uneven skintone and the Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Milk seemed to help even my complexion.  I love the fresh feeling I have after using it too!  Both of these micellar cleansers are rinse free so you can just apply and move on with your day.

For makeup application:


Every woman needs a good beauty sponge and this Perfect & Restore Sponge And Solid Brush Cleaner Set is absolutely heaven sent.  This cute little sponge delivers precise application for concealing, contouring, and highlighting.  You can wash it, reuse it, and flawlessly blend all cream and liquid formulas over and over again.  Target hard to reach areas and blur makeup mistakes for an airbrushed looking finish.  The Solid Brush And Sponge Cleaner is infused with Argan oil to lift away dirt and bacteria with the added bonus of removing stubborn residue and leaving a lingering Moroccan scent.  I love this duo!


An antibacterial brush set?  Yes, please!  The Sephora Mini Deluxe Charcoal Antibacterial Brush Set is just the cutest little brush set ever!  Each brush fiber is infused with charcoal, which is known for its hygienic properties…perfect for even the most sensitive skin.  This set contains:

  • Concealer brush
  • Angled blush brush
  • Precision sweep brush
  • Shadow brush
  • Angled shadow brush
  • Foundation brush
  • Carry case

For eyes:


Isn’t this Show Curl XL Lash Curler just the most beautiful thing ever?  I’m a sucker for anything pink and this is the most beautiful shade of pink, ever!  This ultimate eyelash curler features a curved head and flat shape for the most dramatic look, along with a straight angle to position it close to the eye shape.  The solid grip helps you get just the right tension to deliver fast looks with no creasing, tugging, or pulling whatsoever.


This Lashcraft Length + Volume Mascara truly lives up to it’s name.  This mascara will lengthen, define, and volumize your lashes with it’s unique paddle brush.  The shape of the brush and flexible bristles will lift your lashes from the root up for smooth length and maximum definition.  The formula is infused with nylon for a sleek look that will stay clump free and look great all day long.

For lips:


What a tasty little treat this lip balm and lip scrub are!  The Tangerine Lip Balm nourishes and tones your lips which I am absolutely loving this winter.  My lips are usually dry no matter what I do, but this lip balm has really helped!  The Honey Lip Scrub is great for exfoliating away those dry lips when they do happen.  Smooth your lips for the most kissable set of lips you’ve ever had.


Sephora’s Sweet Balm is really a sweet treat indeed.  This moisturizing lip balm goes on sheer, adding just a subtle kiss of color that you can apply anywhere, no mirror required!  The container clicks closed for easy, mess-free travel and is super convenient to carry just about anywhere.


There’s no better way to outline those beautiful lips than with the Rouge Gel Lip Liner.  This first-to-market creamy gel lip liner is softer than traditional lip liners you’ll find.  The gel-cream finish makes for an enhanced, smooth look with dullness.  Pair this lipliner with Cream Lip Stain and you’ve got a winning combination.  This bestselling color provides high-coverage while gliding on smooth.  This stain is infused with avocado oil for a long-lasting look that feels comfortable, is never sticky, and best of all, won’t dry out your lips!

Make sure you check out all that Sephora has to offer so you can find the gifts that are just perfect for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Get Your Valentine’s Day Party Twisted with Twisted Shotz


Mixing bar quality, super fun and entertaining shots at home has been a hassle until now.  Twisted Shotz is helping you bring home the bar and turn your party (or regular evening at home) up a notch.  Each shot is grab and go making it easy to get the party started no matter where you are.



Twisted Shotz are available in 16 flavors and come in convenient 4 pack and 15 Shot Party Packs to help you turn up the fun with the simple peel and drink Shotz that you and your party guests just won’t be able to get enough of.  The double chamber shot glasses allow for two tasty liqueurs in one Twisted Shot that mix in your mouth and leave your taste buds screaming for more.
Inside the 15 Shot Party Pack You’ll Find:
Twisted Shotz Miami Vice is a tasty little treat that will leave you wondering how Twisted Shotz managed to fit the essence of Miami in such a tiny little shot glass.  The flavors of Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri mix on your tongue in a way that’s so sweet you can’t help but reach for another.
Twisted Shotz Rattlesnake is something that the tequila lovers out there will fall head over heels for.  Inside this twisted little glass you’ll find a straight shot of tequila with a lime chaser built in.  Do you dare try this Twisted Shot?  Get bitten, party people!
Twisted Shotz Whipped Chocolate was my absolute favorite of all the flavors.  This sweet shot is a combination of whipped cream vodka and chocolate liqueur that will have you whipped in no time.  If you’re a chocoholic like me, this is a shot that you’ll love…it’s like dessert in a glass!
Twisted Shotz Strawberry Sundae is a twisted take on a classic dessert I’ve loved since I was a kid.  Strawberry vodka and vanilla cream flirt with your taste buds as soon as they hit your tongue and you won’t be able to resist the temptation of this delicious duo.  Sundae Funday, anyone?
Last but not least, you’ll also find the incredibly delightful Twisted Shotz Polar Bear.  Together the white chocolate cream and peppermint liqueur give you a blast of minty sweet goodness that any mint lover will adore.
Get your Valentine’s Day party twisted with Twisted Shotz.  Remember, Twisted Shotz are for those 21 and older only, consume responsibly.
***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Special With Pearl Pomegranate Vodka


Pearl Vodka has a great lineup of flavors that will rock your socks off.  No matter what flavor you like best, Pearl Vodka has got tons of great recipes to help you make special occasions extra special, or just make an evening at home a little more fun.  This Valentine’s Day, Pearl Pomegranate Vodka will help you make your Valentine’s dinner extra memorable.


Pearl Pomegranate Vodka is a classic, clean, and ultra smooth vodka that your taste buds will tingle for.  Pomegranate is the Pearl flavor that started it all, and if you haven’t discovered it yet, it’s like tearing into a fresh pomegranate and filling your mouth with juicy, red gemstones of pomegranate goodness.  Pearl Pomegranate is made with natural flavors, so you can feel good AND indulge at the same time.  This vodka pairs well with cranberry juice, lemonade, cola, or club soda, but this Valentine’s Day let’s put a whole new spin on it…champagne and grenadine!


Pearl Pomegranate Flirtini:


* 1 ½ oz. Pearl Pomegranate Vodka

* 4 oz. Chilled Champagne

* Splash of Grenadine



* Pour Pearl Pomegranate into flute and add champagne to fill.

* Add a splash of grenadine for color, and enjoy!


Let Pearl Pomegranate Vodka help make your Valentine’s Day extra special this year and enjoy a Flirtini or two, but always remember to consume responsibly!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Give The Gift of Perfect Meals Every Time With The Frieling 8 Inch BLACK CUBE Fry Pan


For the past 26 years, Frieling has been passionately developing and souring functional, well-designed products to the highest quality.  Frieling is full of fresh solutions that will help simplify your home and make it run more efficiently.  Frieling’s focused approach synergistically integrates several product categories, creating a truly one stop shop for customers like you and I alike.


I recently got to try out the Frieling 8-Inch BLACK CUBE Fry Pan and I was extremely impressed with it’s performance.


The BLACK CUBE combines all the benefits of stainless steel and nonstick cookware creating the ultimate cooking surface for all of your cooking needs.  This pan combines the crazy abilities of a nonstick pan, but it’s also safe for use with metal utensils and can brown like a stainless steel fry pan!  This stainless nonstick is a raised stainless steel pattern over a recessed layer of nonstick coating.  This genius duo allows for browning on the stainless steel without sticking and protects the nonstick coating when you’re using metal utensils to cook your meal.  This pan is built to last with its 3-ply construction and high quality PFOA free nonstick layer.  No matter what type of cooktop you have in your home,  you can use the BLACK CUBE with ease…and it’s even oven safe up to 500 degrees!  When you’re done, simply toss in the dishwasher to clean and you’re ready to use it again in no time.

Surprise your sweetheart with one of these fantastic pans this Valentine’s Day and give them the best gift yet!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Fresh, Delicious Coffee At Home With The Capresso 8 Cup Perk


Capresso is a well known brand thanks to their innovative coffee makers, espresso machines, coffee grinders, automatic water kettles and other kitchen electrics for those who want nothing but the best.  Since 1994 Capresso has been fulfilling those desires for a great in-home brewing experience and they just keep going strong.


Thanks to Capresso, I had the pleasure of testing out the Capresso 8 Cup Perk and I have been loving the deliciousness this thing brews.


This beautiful 8 Cup Perk displays elegant yet durable stainless steel with a view-through glass lid that showcases the percolating process.  You can brew 4 to 8 cups of the hottest, freshest coffee around in less than one minute per cup!  The keep warm function is perfect for a busy mom like myself!  Sometimes I can’t get to the coffee as soon as it’s done brewing so the coffee staying warm until I can enjoy it is a really great touch.  The filter basket and perk tube are also stainless steel which helps add to this little beauty’s sophistication.  Add a heat-resistant base to keep my countertop safe and I’m completely in love.  The drip-free spout helps keep my kitchen spot free and that’s something this busy woman can get behind.


Not only is the Capresso 8 Cup Perk pretty to look at, it’s also easy to use so you can enjoy your coffee hassle free.  The fill lines inside the canister make it easy to judge exactly how much coffee you’re brewing so there’s no waste, just exactly the right amount of coffee.  Put the grounds in the filter basket, lock the lid into place, and you’re just a few minutes away from coffee heaven.

If your sweetheart is a coffee lover, there’s no better gift to give this Valentine’s Day than the Capresso 8 Cup Perk.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***


Make Your #ValentinesDay Dinner Extra Special With Kobrand


Whether you’re shopping for someone who’s difficult to shop for or even just a great wine to pair with your special Valentine’s Day meal, Kobrand has great options that are affordable on any budget.  Since 1944 Kobrand has offered quality products that everyone loves.


What I absolutely love about Kobrand is that the wines are super affordable and taste great.  All four of these wines are under $25 but will taste like you spent a lot more!


Say hello to Medici Ermete Concerto Reggiano Lambrusco 2015, the world’s first single vineyard vintage Lambrusco.  It’s a wonderful sparking dry red wine that has lively bubbles achieved through natural fermentation.  The vines are grown in clay soil and have a taste that’s an out-of-this-world experience.  You can pair Concerto with a wide variety of foods so it’s easy to enjoy with your favorite meal.  Grilled chicken, lamb, steak and pasta are all great choices when having a glass of Concerto.  This wine has hints of strawberry, raspberry, and cherry for a dry, yet fruity glass of perfectly balanced wine.


Medici Ermete Solo Reggiano 2015 is another fabulous sparkling dry red wine that uses natural fermentation to get it’s lovely bubbles.  This beautiful blend is made of 51% Ancellota and 49% Lambrusco Salamino.   The classic red fruit aromas are almost impossible to resist!  Enjoy with charcuterie, mortadella or a variety of pasta dishes such as tortellini, tagliatelle with meat sauce or tortelli stuffed with pumpkin and spices.


Medici Ermete I Quercioli Secco Reggiano Lambrusco is a bright, ruby red sparking dry wine that has a distinct violet scent that will pull you in.  The bubbles are dry yet fruity, and full of harmonioius flavors and lively effervescence.  I Quercioli Secco Reggiano is best when paired with grilled or cured meats and a variety of pasta dishes and cheeses.


Last, but certainly not least, I was also given the opportunity to try out Medici Ermete I Quercioli Dolce Reggiano Lambrusco.   This wine is a blend of Lambrusco Salamino and Lambrusco Marani, and the combination couldn’t be more perfect.  This was my favorite of the 4, it’s got such a sweet, fresh flavor!  This makes an excellent Valentine’s Day wine as it pairs excellently with fruit, dessert, and pizza.

Make your Valentine’s Day dinner extra special with a bottle of fabulous wine from Kobrand.

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Decadent Valentine’s Gifts For Your Sweetheart From GODIVA


When you hear ‘GODIVA’, you automatically think decadent, indulgent, and delicious…right?  I know I do!  GODIVA has been a family favorite for years and I was so excited to partner with them again for Valentine’s Day!  Since 1926, GODIVA has been the premier maker of fine Belgian chocolate.  With GODIVA you get nothing but quality ingredients, elegant styling, innovative selection, and beautiful packaging.  No matter who you’re shopping for you’ll be sure to find a gift you’re proud to give this Valentine’s Day.


I received a couple of the GODIVA Valentine’s selections and true to Godiva style, they were absolutely amazing!


This 2017 Collector’s Edition Valentine’s Day Chocolate Heart Tin is a super affordable gift for any budget.  The pink, heart-shaped tin is filled with individually wrapped milk, dark and white chocolate truffles featuring whimsical messages, such as “I Heart U” and “Be Mine.”  This adorable little tin includes 5 milk chocolate pieces, 4 dark chocolate pieces, and 3 white chocolate pieces.  Save the tin after your done with the chocolate for a super cute trinket tin!


When you first lay eyes on the Valentine’s Day Satin Embroidered Heart Chocolate Gift Box, you’ll get the first glimpse of the decadence awaiting inside.  The soft, plush top is covered in red satin and features oh-so delicate embroidery.  Inside you’ll find assorted milk, dar, and white chocolate PLUS some of the most amazing dessert-inspired truffles.

There is such a wide variety of GODIVA Valentine’s Gifts!  GODIVA’s Valentine’s offerings include:

  • Valentine’s Day Slices of Love Round Chocolate Gift Box – This beautifully illustrated round gift box is a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for your girlfriend or spouse. Filled with 9 luscious chocolates from Slices of Love that are inspired by the most seductive cake recipes from around the world.  (9 piece gift box.)
  • Valentine’s Day Slices of Love Chocolate Gift Box – Gorgeous Valentine’s Day gift box filled with 20 special chocolates, including Slices of Love chocolates. Illustrated with exuberant and playful designs by Sarajo Frieden.  (Available in 6 and 20 piece.)
  • Valentine’s Day Heart Chocolate Gift Box – Our new dessert-inspired chocolates in a beautifully illustrated gift box for Valentine’s Day. Serve up her heart’s desire when you present our new collection of exceptional chocolates.  (14 piece gift box)
  • Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box – Make Valentine’s Day extra special with this red ribbon-tied gold gift box filled with 19 luscious chocolates. In each piece you will discover exquisitely rich, velvety chocolate, with fascinating flavors and intriguing textures.  (Available in 8, 19, and 36 piece.)
  • Valentine’s Day Fabric Heart – The packaging is the first hint at the decadence awaiting inside. Our fabric heart box has a soft, plush top covered in red satin, and features delicate embroidery. Filled with assorted milk, dark, and white chocolates plus dessert-inspired truffles.  (Available in 14, 25, and 37 piece.)
  • GODIVA Chocolate Dipped Strawberries – Sweet, juicy strawberries generously hand-dipped and covered in our finest milk Belgian chocolate. Available for same day delivery through select local GODIVA Boutiques.  (Available in 6 milk, 6 dark, or 3 milk and 3 dark.)
  • Valentine’s Day All Milk or All Dark Chocolate Gift Box  – Present one of our Valentine’s Day gift boxes, filled with nothing but their favorite chocolates.  (Available in 27 piece dark chocolate or 22 piece milk chocolate.)
  • Valentine’s Day Plush Bear with Milk Chocolate – Our adorable Limited Edition Plush Bear sports a French beret, striped shirt, and a vest adorned with hearts. As if he’s not irresistible enough on his own, he comes holding a bag filled with six chocolates in seasonal wrappers.
  • Valentine’s Day Chocolate Mini Heart 6pc – Delight little loved ones with our miniature heart gift box filled with six milk chocolate carrés in pretty seasonal wrappers.
  • Valentine’s Day Chocolate Heart Tin – Simply irresistible is the perfect way to describe our 12 pc Valentine’s Day Tin. The pink, heart-shaped tin is filled with individually wrapped milk, dark and white chocolate truffles featuring whimsical messages, such as “I Heart U” and “Be Mine.” Includes 5 milk chocolate pieces, 4 dark chocolate pieces, and 3 white chocolate pieces.
  • Cherry Cordials – Rich Belgian dark chocolate and sweet cherry make for the perfect palate-pleasing combination.

Say “I love you” in the most decadent way this Valentine’s Day…say it with GODIVA.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***