Friday, September 30, 2016

#HGG: Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener!

Our next Holiday Gift Guide sponsor is one of my favorite 
 companies I have ever worked for. Classroom Friendly Supplies makes the BEST pencil sharpener I have ever seen! I reviewed one of these sharpeners probably five years ago, when we were homeschooling the boys, and the one we have is still going strong! Now, they are back and out with a brand new yellow version!

You might think that you have a good pencil sharpener if you are using a fancy electric version... Well.. sorry but you are wrong.. This pencil sharpener is where it's at! This sharpener works great every single time, and even sharpens delicate colored pencils. It works a little bit different from regular pencil sharpeners, and you will have to get used to it at first, but it is really an amazing product!


 This really is a great product if you are a teacher! It is a pencil sharpener that you will never have to replace in your lifetime! I have read many teachers reviews of this product, people who use this product day in, day out, and they are all glowing reviews. Some teachers even say that this pencil sharpener has stood up to YEARS of wear and tear from kiddos. Want one for yourself? You know you do! Visit their website to order one for yourself! Also, make sure to follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube for all the latest and greatest!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

#HGG: NapKids LunchBox Napkins!


Our next Holiday Gift Guide Sponsor comes from Napkids! Napkids are a fun, exciting way to show your kids love and affection in their lunchbox! They are a cute way to show you care, and they are useful too! Kids can use Napkids to write cute notes to each other as well! They come in the form of note cards, tic tac toe boards and 4 in a row "connect 4" type games. They are affordable and fun, and are a great way to connect with your kids during their school day! 

To purchase NapKids, visit Amazon! Also, make sure that you follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with all the cute ways to use Napkids! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

#HGG: Aroma Sense Vitamin C Shower Head PLUS GIVEAWAY!!!


The Aroma Sense large handheld vitamin c shower head is perfect for those who want all-over-body coverage. Designed with over 300 spray plate holes, this shower head is sure to provide an invigorating spa-inspired experience, enticing you with refreshing and relaxing aromatherapy in your own shower. Our Vitamin C filtration technology can effectively neutralize chlorine to support healthy skin and hair, while its microfiber filtration removes additional contaminants brought through your piping system. If you love spa jets, our laser-etched spray plate that will boost weak water pressure will give you a therapeutic shower, all while using 25% less water than a branded shower faucet. Escape into paradise with this aromatherapy & vitamin c shower head to rejuvenate your mind and body!

If you are looking for a refreshing shower experience, we have got the product for you! Aroma Sense lets you experience a spa day at home! These shower heads are infused with Vitamin C, which provides you with an invigorating shower experience. When you use this shower head, there is a soft lemon scent that fills your bathroom, and it's really light and refreshing. This shower head also helps to increase water pressure and also conserve water, which you would think would be opposite things, but it actually works! There are a ton of jets in the shower head as well, which makes showering a real treat!
 One really cool thing about this shower head is that you can change the scents in the shower head. There are eucalyptus, lavender, and lemon scents, depending on your mood. We have only tried the lemon scent so far, but I am excited to try the other ones in the future as well. Another really cool feature is that this shower head helps to remove chlorine from the water as well.

This shower head is featured in many different hotels around the world, which is just an example of the luxury feel of this shower head. If you have hard water like we do in our house, you will understand the need for a shower head such as this one. It really has softened my skin, which is great!


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Don't forget to visit Aroma Sense and their website to check out all the cool products they offer!



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

#HGG Jane Iredale Mineral Eyeliner Pencil!



Jane Iredale makes some amazing mineral cosmetic products, and I was incredibly excited to review the mineral eyeliner pencil in basic black! These eyeliner pencils are designed to be gentle, which helps prevent tugging on delicate skin. They are made with conditioning oils and waxes and they are made to be used anywhere on the face, so the options are endless! I really love this eyeliner, it goes on soft and stays put all day. If you have sensitive skin, this is a great product to try as it is very easy on the eye area. At only $15.00, this eyeliner pencil is a great deal, and lasts for quite awhile. I would recommend being very careful when sharpening the pencil, however, as some reviews state that their pencil broke when trying to sharpen it. I have not had any issues with this, but some reviews did talk about this. If you would like to check out this eye pencil or any of the other awesome Jane Iredale products, visit their website!  Also make sure to follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for the latest updates on their line of products! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

HGG: Arbonne Intelligence Genuis Booster Serum For Body!




Arbonne Intelligence Genius Booster Serum for Body, $55 at arbonne.com
This lightweight, concentrated body serum absorbs quickly to hydrate, illuminate and improve the look of skin firmness. Add a few drops to your favorite body moisturizer to boost benefits or use this luxurious serum by itself to enhance skin’s natural radiance.
·         Key benefit: Contains Mica, a natural earth mineral, which provides a sheer iridescent glow that helps create the appearance of smoother, softer, more radiant- looking skin

I don't know about you guys, but I often forget to pay attention when it comes to body moisturizers. I am really good about moisturizing my face, but my body often gets neglected. That is especially true during the cooler months, when I am covered head to toe in hoodies and sweats! However, now that I have had the chance to try out the Intelligence Genius Booster Serum from Arbonne, that's all about to change. 

This serum is designed to hydrate your skin and also works to improve the look of skin firmness. The ideal way to use it is to mix two pumps of the serum in with your favorite body moisturizer, which I really like. This means I can still use my favorite moisturizer and have my favorite scents, with the added bonus of the Arbonne serum. The serum is pretty pricey, at $55, but if you mix it in with your regular lotion, you will get a lot more bang for your buck, and the serum will last a lot longer. I have recently really been concerned about my skin seeming very dull and dry, so I have been super impressed with the way the serum has been working for me in the past few weeks! If you are interested in checking out the serum for yourself, make sure to visit the Arbonne website. Also make sure to join them on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram so you can stay up to date on the latest and greatest beauty and skincare products! 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Spice Up Your Fall With Pumpkin Spice Madeleines!


It's FINALLY FALL! I am so happy about that, fall is my favorite season! I love bonfires, camp outs, sweaters, boots, and everything that comes along with the changing seasons! Another thing I love about Fall? Pumpkin spice everything, what else?!?! 

Sugar Bowl Bakery just debuted their newest flavor of their delicious madeleines, pumpkin spice! These little cookie cakey creations are amazing! The main ingredient in these yummy creations is 100% real butter, and they are made with real pumpkin puree! Every serving is only 90 calories and contains no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors, which I absolutely love! I don't usually let the kiddos eat sweets, but when I do, I am happy to let them have something that doesn't contain a lot of "junk". 

To buy some yummy pumpkin spice madeleines for yourself, visit their website, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter so you can be in on the newest sweet treats! 

disclosure- a sample product was received for review purposes, however all opinions are 100% my own. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

HGG: neuBROW Enhancing Serum by Skin Research Laboratories!


As women get older, we focus a lot on preserving our youthful appearance. We focus on our hair, skin, nails, everything. One part of our bodies that often gets overlooked as we focus on youthful beauty is our brows. However, thanks to the neuBROW brow enhancing serum by Skin Research Laboratories, youthful brows are here to stay! 

This potent serum is formulated with an exclusive Dual-Weight Protein Complex™ that restores the appearance of youthful brows, promoting suppleness and shine. It delivers beautiful, more defined eyebrows in just 60 days.

Keratin moisturizes and supports hair fibers that are thin, undernourished or weakened. Sweet almond protein creates a protective layer, bringing softness and brilliance to the brow line.

Bioengineered peptides, a proprietary combination of amino acids, help the look of flawless brows, enhancing their overall appearance. Biotin, an essential nutrient with fortifying benefits, helps protect brows from further damage.

Apple extract encourages a look of vitality. The result is shapely, beautiful, more defined brows- and a healthier appearance.

I have been using this brow serum for a couple weeks now, and I have to say, I am really loving it. I am a little embarrassed to admit, I have never really paid much attention to my eyebrows. They are just kind of there. I groom them, I trim them, but I have never really noticed whether or not they are "healthy" so to speak. Now that I know the importance of healthy brows, I am committed to making sure that I take care of them too! I am really interested in continuing to use this product for the next few months, and see what a dramatic difference it makes in my eyebrows! At $100.00, this is definitely a "splurge" product, but one small tube is built to last 60 days. To order the brow enhancing serum for yourself, visit the Skin Research Labs website! 

HGG: Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir For Fuller Hair!



I know a lot of women out there struggle with thinning hair, and there are so many products out there to help with this issue. The Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir is an amazing product to help with the appearance of thicker hair. 


Formulated with the proprietary Ana:Tel™ complex blended with Biotin, Keratin and Zinc to promote the appearance of healthy looking hair growth. As the ultimate lightweight body-boosting leave-in treatment for thicker, fuller looking hair, Viviscal Densifying Elixir improves the appearance of hair all day long. Use pump dispenser to add two or three pea-sized amounts of the elixir onto your hand and apply to the hair and scalp, including to areas of thinning or damaged hair and massage. Apply elixir every morning and evening to wet or dry hair for a minimum of 3-6 months.

 This product has some really great reviews, and the women who have used it say that they really do notice a difference in the appearance of their hair. Some women even say their hair has stopped falling out since starting using this product. Hair seems stronger and fuller when using this product, and for only $29.99, it is a great investment in the future of your hair. Having healthy hair is very important and should never be overlooked as a part of your beauty routine. I have been using the elixir for a few weeks now, and I plan on continuing over the next few months as recommended so I can see the full potential of the product. If you would like to order this densifying elixir, visit the Viviscal website. And of course, make sure to follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for the latest products and updates! 

HGG: Re Genesis Detox Hair And Scalp Masque For Fine And Thinning Hair!



Re Genesis by VitaLash is a great line of products designed for fine and thinning hair. They have so many great products designed to help revitalize and improve hair quality. The Detox Hair and Scalp Masque is another one of those amazing products. The Detox Hair & Scalp Masque ideally used as a weekly treatment, integrates the ReGenesis Rejuvenating Formula to protect against hair breakage. Through detoxifying the hair and scalp, your hair follicles will feel fuller and thicker. Feel added hydration and shine after use.

It works to help create and environment for hair to thrive, protecting against breakage and adding hydration and shine. It's so easy to use, you just leave it on for 3-4 minutes and then rinse. It's ideal as a weekly treatment, and after using, you can really feel a difference in your hair. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now, and my hair has never felt healthier. At $42.00, this masque is a great investment for the overall health of your hair. If you are interested in learning more about this masque or the other amazing Re Genesis products, visit their website! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

HGG: Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Chill In The Six Eyeshadow Palette!

I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. All opinions are my own. 

Yay!! It's time for one of my favorite parts of the holiday gift guide: amazing beauty goodies!! Today we are featuring the Limited Edition Chill In The Six Eyeshadow Palette from Cargo Cosmetics. Cargo is one of my favorite beauty brands, they make some amazing products, and I am in LOVE with this palette. It's perfect for the fall and winter season, and it comes with 12 different shades. It is also made in honor of Cargo's 20th anniversary, which is pretty cool!  


The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Eye Shadow Palette is inspired by a wintry, snow-filled night in the Canadian city. This versatile 12 pan eye shadow palette includes cool toned purples, blues and silver shadows that you can find in Toronto’s cityscape. Rich shades of neutral browns and warm maple are also thrown into the mix as a nod to the city’s architecture and iconic maple leaves. Shades are laid out as duos and quads allowing for quick and easy day or night looks. The palette is packed with 12 wearable shades, 1 Eye Pencil in Black and 1 dual ended brush. PRICE: $34

This really is an amazing palette, the pictures do not do it justice. The colors are vibrant and long lasting, and the different shades are perfect for the changing seasons. I am always looking for new beauty trends and products, and I am super excited that I got the chance to check out this limited edition palette. Here is a description of the shades that are included: 

Yonge St. – Beige (matte)
Maple – Bronze (shimmer)
Blizzard – Silver (shimmer)
Ice – Medium Blue (matte)
Arctic – Light Pink (shimmer)
1996 – Medium Purple (shimmer)
Dundas St. – Medium Taupe (shimmer)
Goose – Dark Brown (matte)
Eh! – Dark Grey (shimmer)
Hockey – Black (matte)
The North – Light Purple (shimmer)
Ontario – Dark Purple (matte)

I also love that this set comes with an eye pencil in black and a double ended brush as well. At $34, it's very well priced, and a great quality kit for the money. I would highly recommend this set or any of the other Cargo Cosmetics products as a stocking stuffer for the beauty lover on your list this holiday season! To check out this palette for yourself, visit the Cargo Cosmetics website, and make sure to join them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for the hottest new looks and the coolest new products! 

HGG: GLOV On-The-Go Makeup Remover! A Perfect Stocking Stuffer!



I don't know about you guys, but for me, it seems like no matter how much I clean my face, I can never really remove all of my makeup. Sometimes I use coconut oil, sometimes I use makeup remover wipes, sometimes I just use plain old soap and water, but no matter how much I scrub, I still have leftover makeup and yucky residue all over my face. That's why I was so excited to have a chance to try out the GLOV On The Go Makeup Remover

The GLOV is an amazing little gadget, it uses nothing but plain old water to remove all of your makeup, quickly and easily. It's small enough to fit in your purse or gym bag, and you can take it with you when you travel. The GLOV fibers are actually 30 times thinner than a normal cotton pad and 100 times thinner than a human hair. I LOVE the fact that I can remove my makeup without using harsh chemicals on my face. I think that the GLOV would be incredibly helpful for people with skin issues, who are unable to use regular makeup removers on their skin. 

All you do to use the GLOV is moisten it with water, remove your makeup, and then clean it with a normal bar of soap. Then just hang it up to dry! The GLOV is only $12.99 and is available at Ulta.com. The GLOV would make a great stocking stuffer for the girl on the go on your list! 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

HGG: Fiskars IsoCore General Use Hammer For The Handyman On Your List!

Disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review, however, all opinions are my own. 


If you are anything like me, you probably have at least one handy man on your Christmas list. I am always looking for goodies to give my man for the holidays that he can put to good use. He is not a very "gifty" kind of guy, he likes things that are practical. This year, I know he is going to be thrilled with the Fiskars IsoCore General Use Hammer! I am a girl, and I don't really care that much about hammers, but even I have to say, this is a pretty cool hammer! 


Features patented IsoCore Shock Control technology to reduce shock and vibration by 4X

Insulation sleeve captures initial strike shock before it can reach your hand

Magnetic nail-starter groove allows you to start nails with one hand in hard places

Handle flare keeps hammer firmly in hand when swinging

Lifetime warranty

Price: $49.99

Where to buy: Fiskars.com

This hammer is really amazing, my guy is really enjoying it, and I am enjoying getting things checked off my honey do list around the house! One really cool feature is the magnetic nail starter groove. This groove holds your nail in place and makes it easier to start the nails, even when you are only using one hand. 

The patented IsoCore Shock Control System is actually designed to reduce stress on the body, by minimizing vibration and strike shock. This helps to reduce muscle fatigue and joint pain. This is really helpful, because I don't have to hear a whiny man at the end of the day! This hammer also has a lifetime guarantee, which is super important when buying tools. The length is 13.5", and the total weight of the hammer is only 20 ounces. I mean really, that is as heavy as a soft drink bottle! 

All in all, this is a great tool for everyday use, whether it be around the house or on a job site. It would make a great gift, or just a great purchase if you are looking for a new quality tool. This hammer retails for $49.99, which is a great deal when you consider the fact that it is going to last a lifetime! To purchase this hammer, or to see the other great products that Fiskars has to offer, visit their website. Also, make sure to join them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest news and products! 
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