Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I am a very young and very vibrant 28 soon to be 29 years old who is always looking for new products that can help maintain my skin quality. Mystelic Beauty brings to you Natures Best Vitamin C Serum without the greasy feel and is unscented. This is the first Vitamin C Serum I have ever tried so at first look and noticing that the texture isn't oily was a plus because I have combination skin. One minute my face could looks like I am ready to be baked or at times I am peeling like I am about to receive new skin. It is organic (well 98% naturally derived/72% organic) which is always a plus for products that I use on my skin recently. 

I have been using this product along with my regular moisturizer for a little over 2 weeks now and I have no complaints only praises. With my combination skin sometimes I never know what to expect because it would all depend on how my skin is that day. So far it has behaved excellent (not too oily or too dry). On the bottle it states to apply a few drops to fingertips and massage into skin in upward motions. 

Of course I had to be a tad bit rebellious and applied it directly to my face (to me it shouldn't make a difference). The serum absorbs very quickly, in about 2 minutes, and then I applied my moisturizer. After about a week I was started to be optimistic that it was making a difference but I continued regardless. By the 2nd week I was feeling and seeing differences in my skin texture and look.

  1. My face felt a lot firmer after application
  2. My face glowed with a new found energy
  3. Appearance of my acne scarring was reducing
  4. My face looked hydrated
So far it has exceeded my expectations because when it comes to my face, products usually adapt and thereafter the product no longer works. So far I have not gotten any irritation to prove that I can continue to use it on my face. I look forward to continuous use and more importantly continued protection of my skin cell.
It comes with a dropper so that you do not use too much at once. Makes application of the serum quick and easy. 

On Amazon it states the following benefits:

- Instantly gain a smoother complexion and tighter skin for a more radiant beautiful you. 
- Antioxidants reduce skin damage caused by years of aging, uv rays & pollution. 
- Reverses the effects of aging, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. 
- Stimulate the synthesis of collagen making your skin look years younger, firmer, & more vibrant.

This 1 Fl oz bottle looks like it can easily go for about 3 months even when using day and night. I look forward to continue reaping the benefits of this product. 

What products are you using to maintain elasticity and youth on your face?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, April 28, 2014


I was privileged to get the opportunity to have a first hand look at the newest sensation from Cepia, the makers of Zhu Zhu pets (via MomSelect) called "The Happys" which are an absolute joy for kids 4 years and older. 

I received Mittens (Cat) with treat and Sport (Dog) with treat to have my kid engage with, along with the Chase Ball. Those toys are interactive & motorized and follow the lead of the kid who has the treat. They also can be trained which is great for the Zhu Zhu brand and makes the fun never ending. Each treat teaches the pet new tricks so the more treats you have, the more fun they will have. They provide hours of entertainment for your kids and lots of laughter also. They also play back with the kids unlike the other Zhu Zhu pets from Cepia so that is an upgrade. If you are not one to have/own pets then these are perfect for your family(kids), because they are like having real pets without having to feed them (well refreshing the batteries ever once in a while). I am definitely eager to see what other accessories they will be coming out with since my kids enjoyed them so much. By the way personally I loved Mittens because she is so adorable and fluffy and gives a great impression of the perfect cat (if there is any). 

My son, who is turning 5 years old had an ecstatic time playing with both of the pets at the same time. He said to me," Mommy thank you, thank you, I love them." Although I have 2 real cats, he find "The Happys" to be more fun (he still and will always loves his real cats). Make sure you keep handy batteries because the pets or play ball does not come with batteries (uses AAA) but the treats do. They are currently in stores now from Walmart, Toys R Us and Amazon.

I found Walmart to be the cheapest so far, here are the links:

Mittens  - The Kitten {$17.97}
Chance - The Beagle {$17.97}
Sport - The Chocolate Lab {$17.97}
Bentley - The Golden Retriever {$17.97}
Chase Play Ball - {$9.97}

Go ahead and learn the Happy's dance and share your skills with others.

These will make great birthday presents and Christmas gifts. They are a true winner to making kids smile.
I gave them 5 out 5 stars.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by MomSelect & Cepia, but all opinions are truthful and my own.

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



Not all kids are as able when it comes to learning.... Not all kids are geniuses or can even stand to sit to do some schoolwork. There are many kids out there that are currently struggling and being overwhelmed by schoolwork. Some kids also have been diagnosed with weaknesses such as:
  • Dyslexia
I have gotten the privilege to use the Learning Success Course over a couple of weeks now and it has been incredibly simple in helping our kids. The course is very interesting, fun and it is very effective. In my opinion it helps kids get interested in schoolwork and removes the anxiety that comes with it.You are sent an email everyday with an exercise that could last about 15-20 minutes. These exercises help with the anxiety and the frustration that hinder the ability to learn and  grasp concepts. Here is a look at one of the first exercises that I received:
This is a simple but important exercise. It does a couple of things.
1. Helps train left and right.
2. Involves the mind and body together.
3. Crosses the vertical midline to help with brain balancing
4. Simultaneously involves the right and left brain hemispheres. Colors are predominantly a right brain function while counting and remembering direction is left brain. By incorporating the two together we help the to train the brain hemispheres to work together.
Hang the arrow sheet on the wall. Student should be a comfortable distance away either sitting or standing. It is not necessary to do all of the phases in the beginning. Only do as many as the student is comfortable with. If the student begins to fatigue stop the exercise. The rest of the phases can be done the next time.
Phase 1
1. Start at the upper left and read across. With the right arm have the student point in the direction of each arrow.
2. Repeat with the left arm. When pointing extend the arm fully and when pointing across the body make sure the arm fully extends across the vertical midline of the body

This is here to help your child be happier when learning and make yours and their life easier and of course steady them on a road to academic success. It is so easy for me to just talk about how great it is when you can have a look for  yourself.

Visit them on the Learning Success Course website
Subscribe to learn more

The course is can be purchased in either their -
- 3 Month Program (Starter) $147.00
- 6 Month Program (Needs a Little More Help) $249.00
- 12 Month Program (Get Back Up to Grade Level) $398.00

Either one of these programs will be able to fulfill you and your kids need at the time. Plus there is a 90 day money back guarantee after your purchase. Also the price you pay for the Learning Success course includes unlimited email support and 3 free gifts.

If you notice your child needs help, take the necessary steps early to a full and fruitful academic life. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Now that spring is in the air I saw it fit to finally be able to dedicate some nail art to this weather. To that I present to you Shimmer Sunrise - my ode to spring time.

Lets get artsy.......

  • White Nail Polish
  • Yellow Nail Polish
  • Shimmer Peach Nail Polish
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Make up sponge
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton Balls
  • Cotton swaps

We are going for the Ombre style look so this is how it is done (hopefully the pictures are sufficient enough.. well I hope you get the drift....

Step 1 - Clean and shape your nails to your desire.....

Step 2 - Get your make up sponge and wet it so that it doesn't allow the nail polish to seep in.

Step 3 - Put two strokes of each color on to the make up sponge (again do so as you desire)

Step 4 - Press the sponge against the nail (back and forth).. this will start the ombre color

Step 5 - Continue adding strokes of nail polish and pressing it against the nail until there is more color and style to be seen.

Step 6 - Clean around your nails with nail polish remover, cotton balls and cotton swaps then brush over clear nail polish

Voila!!! - Shimmer Sunrise Ombre!!!

Try some different colors and/or embellishments... see what you come up with..

Monday, April 21, 2014



I know I havent been posting as often that I would like but there has been a few transitions in my life that I am trying to get used to slowly but surely. Anything that would help making life better for my family of course I am up for the challenge. Some may call bad or uncommon situations struggles but I call them challenges. Speaking it in a negative form will make it a lot harder to overcome. Now to begin I will only be bringing a positive look on what is to come in the coming months and beyond. (Any advice would be appreciated)
  • My pumpkin (son) is about to start Kindergarten in September and have been running around like a chicken with its head dangling off trying to make sure he gets into a really good school. The distance also is a factor and the fact that I do not live in a good neighborhood makes it a little more difficult. However I am really grateful that he got accepted in to so many charter schools so we have a number of options. Unfortunately they would all like to be notified of his acceptance by the end of this month which really isn't much time to get to know all the details of the schools.
  • My husband has a new shift and thats the night shift. We have been through it before but we didnt have 2 kids then. But it is all worth it and he definitely makes the time to spend with me and the kids. Never once will I ever have to question how my husband feels (we communicate --- thats key). For me it has been challenging with getting used to taking the kids most times on my own and the same for picking them up after. But as I said it is just time to get used to.
  • My pumpkin (son) is turning 5. YIPPIIEEEEE!! And it will be a celebration. We have been planning for years that when he gets 5 we will be taking him to DisneyWorld. Now this decision was made before we had a second kid. But with Gods grace we are able to take this trip. So his birthday planning is still in effect making sure we have all our bases covered. 
  • My mama (daughter) is now 17 months and she acts like she is 3 years old. Thank goodness she only acts a little older but the terrible two tantrums have began and with full force. She is a handful but who am I kidding I think I was a handful too lol. 
  • I have so many product reviews to put up that I am excited to share with you all. From kids apps to my favorite books to beauty must haves and ofcourse nail art.
Cannot wait to be back up and running again and share with all my followers.

Have a Blessed day and week

Monday, April 14, 2014


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Sunday, April 13, 2014


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

To begin the Haven Series Collection (Books 1 & 2) was absolutely captivating. Nothing could've prepared me for the turns and twists that were about to come forth. I got this series to try complimentary and after reading the description below, I was already drawn in:
Known as a place of refuge, Haven is a sanctuary for those with supernatural abilities. Decades of peace between the Witches, Vampires, Goblins, Elves, and Orcs is coming to an end. Now the once tranquil world is shrouded in deception and corruption. Dark secrets tear at the very fabric of their alliance, giving way to an evil that stirs in the shadows. Exhilarating and utterly gripping, the HAVEN series is an action-packed journey full of suspense, magic, mystery, and intrigue.

 Book 1  A Stranger Magic -- tells us about Sam Dalcome and his life (a life in which he doesn't necessarily love or understand). He is a young teenager who is a loner except for that one friend (Travis) who shares more than just being outcast. They both have lost parents so they stick together because of this bond. Although Sam has his sister Sarah (who is attractive and popular) and mother Alisa (who works double shifts often) it is still difficult for him to fit in. After having a weird dream one night he sees a mysterious stranger lurking outside his home. This is when the mystery really begins. Between trying to find out who this stranger is and why is he here and just being a normal kid, things take a turn for the worse. Join Sam on his journey and learn about his life, his family & their secret.

Book 2 Revenge of the Viper -- this is an epic continuation of Book 1 because slowly as the secrets unfold. The Haven, is a world where witches, vampires, orcs, elves and recently goblins live in peace in order to save their world and their kind. But all that might just be coming to an end now that Vipers are on earth and after the Dalcomes. Questions will now linger ... Who are the Dalcomes? What is to come of the Haven? Sam, Sarah, Alisa & Travis are now in for a rude and disturbing awaking on life as their once knew it.

Be captivated by the mystery, the magic & the danger in those books. D.C. Akers is an amazing author with a wide and vivid imagination that brings the Haven to life as you read. D.C Akers takes you into his world as you read and the books flow so easily from one to the next.

Buy the series or each book separately on Amazon here:
Book 1 - A Stranger Magic
Book 2 - Revenge of the Viper
Haven - Series Collection - 2 Book Set

Hope this book is able to take you on a supernatural journey like it did me.. You wont be disappointed..

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Now as I may not have any sort of condition or disease (and would like to stay that way) I can be very mindful of what goes into my body (sortof). Ok lets face it I am "sometime-ish" about my health. I try to exercise and also try to make sure what I eat and what I give my family to eat is pretty healthy.

So my mom recently told me about an uncle who passed away from diabetes and she thinks that it could be in our family so watch I need to what I eat. I am glad however to say I have really never had a sweet tooth (thankfully no cavities either). But as my mom said, I need to be mindful and try to cut back where necessary. I was given the opportunity to test out Pure Yacon Syrup from Quality Encapsulations for free and having a little prior knowledge about the syrup I knew it was a sugar alternative but thats it.

Of course I would really have to taste for myself whether or not it is a true sugar alternative when it comes to taste. My first taste was in my tea, was a bit skeptical because my tea needs to have a certain taste for me to able to finish it. For a regular cup of tea I added 1 teaspoon of Yacon Syrup and there was no difference. It tasted just the same maybe even a tad bit better than if I added sugar. My second taste test was in my oatmeal which I eat everyday before work. So I ordered my oatmeal as normal (oatmeal with cinnamon - sugar & milk on the side). I added again a teaspoon of Yacon syrup and again there was no difference in the taste.

This was something I was really beginning to enjoy so I decided to share it with my co worker who is actually diabetic. She told me that she uses maple sugar to tend to her sugar cravings and I invited her to try the Yacon Syrup. This is also when I told her of the benefits which I learned about after consulting with my Dr.:

  • Aides in weight loss
  • Regulates blood sugar levels
  • Increase metabolism
  • Aides in detox cleansing of the digestive system
  • Used alone or used in cooking
  • Low Calories

Yacon Syrup is now a staple in my house. As much as I still have sugar in there and wont impose it on the rest of the guys, it is my go to choice for a lot of my dishes. It is actually great when making brown stew chicken, which is great because it keeps me full longer now. It is also free of milk, egg, shellfish, peanuts, wheat, soy and gluten - so that takes care of the persons with allergies (thumbs up).

You can purchase it here on Amazon and you can buy with confidence..

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014


The blog title is exactly what it is, so lets get right into it... Kids Email is a website that allows kids to have their own SAFE email account and where we as parents are able to see what is being sent from the account and to the account.

I have been using Kids Email now for about a month and it was my first and only option. I have been very wary of what my kid is doing on the internet so this of course came to mind. He is only 5 years old but with the way technology is setup now the earlier they start and understand, the more opportunities that may come their way. He always notices me reading my "emails" and was curious as to what it is I am doing. He is now at the point where he is reading and always want to send an email to his grandparents in St. Lucia.

This is perfect for kids at all ages whether teenagers or younger, I think parental control is always necessary. Here is their mission:
"'s mission is to protect children from predators, pornography, and email from strangers. With so much technology at the fingertips of our kids, it can difficult to know who is communicating with your child. Our goal is to give parents the tools to protect their children in a manner that is simple and effective."
There are so many features that you can use to help control what your kid receives or sends such as who they can send to or receive from on their contact list, email a copy of outgoing or incoming messages to the parent and filtering out offensive words or images & many more. Take advantage and control and try this service Free* here

Follow Kids Email:

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored but all opinions are honest and my own.

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