Botticelli Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Botticelli Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

At our house we eat ALOT of pasta, like we love pasta.So when we were given the opportunity to review Botticelli again we jumped on it!  They use 100% Italian tomatoes and the highest quality. They produce their pasta sauces from scratch in small batches,using natural ingredients. The sauces and pasta we received have ingredients we can pronounce so nothing funky great for if you need to avoid chemicals or preservatives! The pastas cook extremely well too which means the pasta doesnt get soggy and ruin your great pasta sauces or dishes. In total we received a package of angel hair pasta, a bowtie pasta, their great tomato and basil sauce and olive bruscetta.

For this dish we used their angel hair pasta and the Tomato and Basil sauce we
received. It was absolutely delicious and looks as good as it tasted, so if your finicky about pretty foods and want to impress guests this would definately do so!

For the second dish we made we used their Olive Oils and bow tie pasta to make homemade Roasted butternut bell pepper pasta sauce! The olive oil paired perfectly with the subtle flavors of the herbs and flavors to creat a well balanced meal!
Botticelli makes other fine products which include Olive Oils, vinegar
Pastas and Red Peppers

 

 

 

About Botticelli:

 

Five generations of experience has made Botticelli Olive Oil a celebration of flavor.

Made from only the finest, ripe olives grown in the sun-drenched, rich soils of the Mediterranean terrain, we offer a wide selection of flavors for all your cooking needs.

We also offer a complete line of Botticelli products to bring you a full, delectable cuisine experience.

From our table to yours, savor the taste of only the highest quality products, and a rich history of tradition and fine cooking. Enjoy!

 

Evenflo!

Evenflo!

We got a gift basket from Evenflo and I have to say it an AWESOME goodie bag! We got TWO sippie cups, one glow in the dark  one with cats, and another with a scarecrow print. We also recieved a three pack of of training cups, a 5$ Starbucks gift card, a plushie, a goodie bag, and a Halloween treat bucket! My daughter Bellamie is in LOVE with these sippie cups! She brings them everywhere and insists on using them. These by far are her favorite cups we have gotten for her in a while!

The Evenflo Story

For nearly a century, Evenflo has been a worldwide leader in the development of innovative infant care and juvenile products:

We trace our roots back to the 1920 founding of the Pyramid Rubber Company in Ravenna, Ohio. Initially, the company was a manufacturer of products related to baby feeding. In 1995, Evenflo Company, Inc. was created through the merger of Evenflo Juvenile Products and Evenflo Juvenile Furniture Company (formerly known as Questor Juvenile Furniture Company).

From 1996 until 2014, Evenflo Company, Inc. was owned by several different private equity firms including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Spalding, Gerry Baby Products Company (a division of Huffy Corporation), Harvest Partners, and Weston Presidio.

In 2012, both our bottle feeding and breastfeeding product categories were sold to allow increased focus on larger juvenile products such as car seats, strollers, high chairs, play yards and activity products.

Today

Evenflo Company, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goodbaby International Holdings Limited. Goodbaby International is a durable juvenile products company that is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (1086:HK). The Group designs, researches and develops, manufactures, markets and sells strollers, children’s car seats, cribs, bicycles and tricycles and other durable juvenile products.

Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, the Evenflo (and ExerSaucer) Brand continues to operate within the Americas region of Goodbaby International. We strive to not only build our Brands’ success, we also strive to advocate for all Brands in the Goodbaby International family. We are the gateway for their success in the US, just as they act as our catalyst for global expansion.

Starlooks September Review, Look Book Resort Edition 2015.

Starlooks September Review, Look Book Resort Edition 2015.

Septembers look book is the resort edition. It came with a creamy aqua eye shadow, a lipstick in Jet Set orange, and an highlighter blush due in Ritz and Tropic.

For my base I used a primer and then my favorite foundation, after exfoliating my face and lips. Using a concealer a few shades darker I contoured my nose, under my chin, under my lip and cheekbones.

My eyes I used a primer designed for gel or water based foundations. Then used a flat eye shadow brush I applied the aqua eye shadow to my eye lids. To finish them off I used a dark teal eyeliner and created a cat eye and used volumizing mascara .

Using the blush from the compact I applied it lightly to the apples of my cheeks allowing for a light flush of color. Using the same big fluffy brush I put the highlighter along the top of my cheekbones, top of my nose, right under my eyebrows, and lightly on my chin.

On my lips I used a gel lip primer to help fill in any ripples and cracks and to moisturize. Then added the lipstick liberally saturating my lips with color.

All these products go on very well and are highly pigmented so for a more dramatic look you could ma
ke them bolder simply by applying the products heavier. They also all go on extremely well allowing for blending and for use in other applications.

Such as for mermaid makeup you could easily use the gel shadow along your cheek bones lightly for a slight mint color and mix and match the colors in the kit blending them together for a really awesome mermaid color scheme.

Starlooks August Review

Starlooks August Review

This month from Starlooks we got an illuminating cream, and a blush. Both work beautifully on my olive toned skin.

 

The blush was a compact that was easy to blend and worked great for contouring. To get the light flush of color I have going on use a large kabuki brush and gently swirl it in the compact . Then tap it into the lid to remove the excess blush. Gently dab it onto your cheeks using a light swirl pattern just on the apple of your cheeks.

 

I used the illuminating cream for the new trend of strobing, Which is using highlights instead of shadows to contour your face! For the strobing use three small dots of illuminating cream on the outside corner of your eyes the bridge of your nose and two dots under your eyebrows and chin. Use a blending sponge to blend iin to your skin and set with your preferred finishing powder.

For the eyeliner use your favorite liguid liner and start thin on the inner corner fo your eye thickening out till you reach the end. From there wing the liner to go twards the outer point of edge of your eyebrow.

Perugina Baci Chocolate Review

Perugina Baci Chocolate Review

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What Do you get when you combine Hazelnut with Chocolate? A slice of heaven that comes with a little Love Notes. We were given a much honored chance to try out this delectable smooth dark chocolate so aptly named Baci. One little taste in your mouth and you can feel the goodness warm your heart and melt in your mouth. Great combination of Hazelnut pieces swirled with chocolate around a whole Hazelnut. My family are huge chocolate lovers and when this arrived we could not wait to indulge and we were not disappointed in the least. Easy to become addicted to these they have just the right amount of sweetness . They were a huge hit in my house and would make a wonder gift for any one for Valentines Day or Any day of the year.The package is pleasing and the chocolates are elegantly wrapped. Comes is Flavors of Dark, Milk and White Chocolates. Very pleasing on the palate like a little bit of Italy in each bite.

About them ~In 1907, a tiny workshop in Central Perugia was busy making sugared almonds. But that tiny workshop became bigger than its four walls when Perugina’s founders, Giovanni Buitoni and Luisa Spagnoli, made a chocolate confection that could only have been conjured up by two star-crossed lovers.
On Valentine’s Day in 1922, inspired by pure passion, Perugina co-founder Luisa Spagnoli created a confection as grand as her love for a special someone and around each confection she would wrap a love note. Although originally named “Cazzotto” (Italian for fist or punch) due to it’s irregular shape, the name of the chocolates was later changed to Baci, the Italian word for kisses. Luisa realized the confection was too good to keep secret, and soon Baci became a favorite among the young lovers browsing the Perugina sweetshop. Nearly 100 years later, Baci are still exclusively produced in Perugia, Italy. The recipe is unchanged: silky dark chocolate envelopes a heart of gianduia (a luscious blend of chocolate and hazelnut cream) dotted with more chopped hazelnuts and gloriously crowned with a whole hazelnut. Each Bacio remains hugged by a note that reflects sentiments of love, affection and friendship.

From the Perugina Rossana with its unmistakable filling of exquisite rum, almond, and milk-flavored cream, to the renowned dark chocolate Luisa bar, and, the latest labor of love, the Double Layer Baci Perugina Bar, Perugina transformed Perugia into the “Land of Chocolate.Continue Reading …

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18 Rabbits Granola Bars and Justins Nut Butters ~ Review

18 Rabbits Granola Bars and Justins Nut Butters ~ Review

menu-logoGranola Bars, Let me tell you about these amazing granola bars from 18 Rabbits .com, My son loves Granola bars and I encourage him to eat them, My only concern is the ingredients I don’t want him filling up on un-natural or loading up on too much sugar, Well With these particular granola bars, I don’t have to worry what he puts in his body . His favorite out of all the flavors were the Cherry , Dark Chocolate and Almond and it is made with wholesome goodness and I can pronounce each individual ingredient * (WHOLE ROLLED OATS*, UNSWEETENED COCONUT*, MAPLE SYRUP*, ALMONDS*, BUTTER*, SUNFLOWER OIL*, HONEY*, PECANS*, PUMPKIN SEEDS*, SESAME SEEDS*), TAPIOCA SYRUP*, CHERRIES, DARK CHOCOLATE* (CANE SUGAR*, COCOA PASTE*, COCOA BUTTER*, SOY LECITHIN, VANILLA EXTRACT*), CRANBERRIES* (WITH APPLE JUICE*, SUNFLOWER OIL*), OAT SYRUP SOLIDS* (WITH VITAMIN E), *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT. MAY CONTAIN PIT FRAGMENTS. ALLERGENS: CONTAINS TREE NUTS (COCONUT, ALMONDS, PECANS), MILK, SOY AND TRACES OF WHEAT AND OTHER TREE NUTS (HAZELNUTS, WALNUTS).* I cant say that with other granola bars that he has tried or ones that we have bought in the past , He loves these and wanted to take one each day to school for a mid afternoon snack. I felt good knowing that he has a wholesome snack to take with him and not something that you can normally find in a vending machine. I even gave them a taste test and was pleasantly pleased on how well they tasted. and that says a lot because I’m picky about anything with the word granola in them. But oh my I might just have to purchase more of these since they were such a hit in my household. There are other great flavors to choose from I’m sure you will find one that gives your taste buds a treat .
Also 18 Rabbits Donates 1% of their granola and bars they make to programs and partners that serve kids affected by food insecurity. Read more about it here
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Almond Butter~ I have heard of Almond Milk and I have eaten Almonds before
but I was not familiar with Almond Butter, I was not even sure what to put it on at first, So I toasted a plain bagel and I normally but Peanut Butter on it, But for a switch up I put on Almond Butter and wow!! I could not believe what I was tasting , so smooth and creamy and very distinct taste that sent my taste buds to some other dimension but Justins Almond Butter comes in great flavors such as Honey Almond, and for the Chocolate lovers Chocolate Almond

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Now I’ve saved one of the best for last and those are the Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups they come in White, Milk and Dark Chocolate, Now my husband is a brand name snob, I was sitting next to him eating the Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and he snatched it right and of my hands and put it in his mouth, I looked at him all smug and he actually wanted more. So needless to say I did not get to eat the other half. That really says something if he enjoyed them,.. very creamy melt in your mouth tasty, delicious , these are just a few words to describe these, I could continue but I would like you to experience these for your self

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Insta Wave Automatic Curler Review

Insta Wave Automatic Curler Review

Anyone who has ever seen a picture of me knows I have EXTREMELY straight hair. I look like I flat-iron it daily even though I don’t! This curling iron was a  DREAM to work with  on my waist length hair!

This awesome curling iron heats up to 420 degrees Fahrenheit, and has diamond-ceramic technology in the barrel. which allows for the hair to slide off easily which is AWESOME when you have lots of hair!

For those of you with finer hair there is also a low heat setting  to allow for all hair types to be easily curled.

There is a Curl Dial on this which allows for easily curling because the curling iron wraps the hair around  the barrel for you and with its automatic shut off if your in a rush you have no need to worry about remembering  if you have turned it off or not !

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Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon 2 Matching game giveaway, FIVE WINNERS!! Ends June 15t

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Well Wonder Forge has done it again! Another HIT! AND the best part YOU can win this BEFORE its release date of June 30,2014! Wonder Forge has graciously offered our readers (FIVE OF YOU!!!) the chance to win one of their award winning games!

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The Swiss Colony Review and Giveaway

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The Swiss Colony is one of my all time favorite places for Meats, Cheeses, and Candy. Seriously, there is something for every one there. I thought why waste time on Easter Sunday preparing a meal, worrying about Candy. When companies like The Swiss Colony can send all of this straight to your front door.

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