Monday, December 14, 2015

Olay Total Effects 7 in One Anti-Aging Moisturizer Review

I have another BzzAgent campaign to blog about - this time the Olay Total Effects 7 in One Anti-Aging Moisturizer.

I received this a couple weeks ago and have been using it for my under eyes.  According to the information I received from BzzAgent, this cream is supposed to fight the seven signs of aging.

With it’s vitamin-rich formula, Olay Total Effects is said to:
- Visibly smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
- Evens skin tone appearance
- Enhances brightness
- Minimizes the look of pores
- Visibly reduces age spots
- Restores firmness
- Replenishes moisture

The new trial size of Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer will be available in stores starting in February.

So far, I am liking this cream very much.  I'll give it a couple more weeks and give you my final verdict then!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

CoverGirl Lashblast Volume Mascara Review

As part of a BzzAgent campaign, I was selected to test the CoverGirl Lashblast Volume Mascara

I have three things not going for me: sensitive dry eyes, thin eyelashes, and not many of them. I've tried a lot of mascaras hoping to find something that can deal with my eye and eyelash issues.

The "Very Black" is really dark. It doesn't irritate my eyes, it's buildable, it almost never clumps, it doesn't flake or leave anything under my eyes after wearing it all day, and it comes off with just water. Even though it's mainly for volume, I get nice lash length out of it too. The bonus to this awesome find is that it's readily available at the drugstore. I absolutely love this mascara.

This content was created by me - a member of who receives free or discounted products and services, then shares their opinion about them with friends.  This is not a sponsored post - all opinions are genuinely my own

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Disney - My Happiest Place on Earth

This video sums up why I love Disney so much ...

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

I Really Detest Drinking Plain Water

I know I should be drinking more water.

The "rule of thumb" is you should be drinking half your body weight in ounces of water, however, my problem is I really detest drinking plain water.  I really don't drink water unless it's in tea, hot chocolate or have a terrible hangover.

I know if I don't drink water I will die - I've heard drinking water will make my skin glow - I've heard drinking water will prevent headaches - I've heard drinking water will do a lot of things ...

... unfortunately I hate drinking plain water

A friend who knows me, recently suggested I try Javita which has a new product line called ActiveBlendz which consists of four products infused with natural fruit flavors and herbs designed to transform your daily glass of water into something more.

OK, I'm intrigued ...

The ActiveBlendz line consists of four natural fruit-infused drink mixes, each having its own refreshing and flavorful taste while targeting a specific function. Light, refreshing and flavorful, ActiveBlendz can help control your appetite, defend your overall health, enjoy the rush of natural, sustained energy and flex your joints.*

OK, I'm even more intrigued ...

This is what the Javita website has to say about the different "blends" ...

ActiveBlendz Control
Pomegranates and concord grapes burst with juicy deliciousness in a refreshing fruit drink mix that helps put you back in control of your weight loss battle.* Paired with proven weight-management herbs Garcinia Cambogia and Gymnema Sylvestre, ActiveBlendz Control is your new secret weapon to getting fit and sexy.*

- Light and refreshing pomegranate and concord grapes flavors.
- Garcinia Cambogia helps you target belly fat and restart your metabolic system.*
- Gymnema Sylvestre helps keeps cravings at bay by helping to better control sugar levels.*
- Get in control of your weight loss efforts.*

ActiveBlendz Rush
One sip is all it will take to fall in love with the added energy and deliciousness in every sip of ActiveBlendz™ Rush—fueled by AB Energy Blend’s green coffee bean and green tea extracts. A rush of natural fruit flavors tantalize your tastebuds as they awaken your senses.

- Natural fruit flavors invigorate your mind and body.*
- Green Coffee Bean Extract supplies natural energy and supports healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels.*
- EGCG from green tea help sustain energy to avoid the common pitfalls of energy drinks with harsh spikes and crashing.*
- Get energized and stay energized the natural, healthy way.*

ActiveBlendz Flex 
Satisfy your tastebuds and discover better mobility with ActiveBlendz Flex featuring AB Mobility Blend with Boswellia extract and natural collagen.*

- Delicious natural strawberry and lemon flavors.
- Boswellia extract helps target inflammation.*
- Naturally derived collagen concentrate helps improve joint function.*
- Get active, get mobile and get on with your life with Flex.*

ActiveBlendz Defend
Featuring AB Advanced Superfood Complex with elderberry, vitamin C and a blend of medicinal mushrooms, ActiveBlendz Defend helps keep you healthy by strengthening your body’s natural defenses.*

- Perfect blend of sweet and tart berries.
- Superior blend of medicinal mushrooms supports healthy T cells.*
- Ayurvedic Elderberry helps your body fight off unwanted invaders.*
- Powerful herbs, antioxidants and beta glucans help strengthen your immune system.*

Now, I've tried other similar products with not much success, but decided to give these a shot.  I'm starting off with the ActiveBlendz Control and ActiveBlendz Defend, and I'm hoping they at least help me get my requisite ounces of water per day.  Anything else is gravy

... I'll keep you posted

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

What Happened Last Night

Have you ever woken up next to a stranger and had no clue who they are, no clue where you are or no clue how you got there? You are not alone!!


What Happened Last Night is a romantic comedy written and directed by Candice Cain.  It was originally a successful play produced by C2 Productions in Washington, DC in 1996 and has since been updated and transformed into a hysterical screenplay.  What happened Last Night is set on a college campus and tells the story of heartbreak, friends, rebounds, Greek life, college parties and the fog some of us have experienced the morning after.

Candice's first short film, Unspoken, was a finalist in the 2015 Disability Film Challenge and a finalist in the 2015 Olive Tree International Story Teller Film Festival.  

What happened Last Night will be the first film for Gemelli Films - a partnership between Candice Cain and Joseph Galizio, who currently operate Cain Casting and Talent Management in New York. Because of this company, Gemelli Films has a lot of connections to make an unbelievable movie.  However, they need your help to get the movie off the ground.

An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to help raise the money needed to make this film, and even $1 will help - there are tons of perks for those who help support this amazing film.  Filming is slated to begin at the end of November this year (2015) and a little more than $110,000 is needed for this film, which will cover post-production editing in Los Angeles, the ability to cast some known actions in some terrific roles, permits for shooting, props, sets, wardrobe, marketing, etc.

Some of the actors already on board are:
- Alix Kermes
- Diana Durango
- Joseph Bruno
- David Otunga

It's understandable that some people just aren't able to contribute, but that doesn't mean you can't help.  Just share the campaign and maybe others will help.  Encourage others to share - the more attention the campaign gets the better.  Even if the campaign goal isn't reached, the movie will still go ahead.  All money raised during the Indiegogo campaign will go towards production.  The more money raised, the better the production will be.

Take a few minutes to watch Candice and Joe discuss reasons to make a pledge to the Indiegogo campaign - won't you consider contributing???

Friday, April 24, 2015


The following short video was written and directed by my good friend Candice Cain as part of the 2015 Disability Film Challenge.

What is the Disability Film Challenge? It is a 48 Hour short film competition that has been established in association with prestigious organizations such as the Media Access Awards and the HollyShorts Film Festival. It is a competition in which entrants, like my friend Candice, are allotted two days to complete production of their entry into the competition. Among other prizes, winners will have their shorts screened at the Hollyshorts Film Festival in the famous TCL Chinese Theater.

The film challenge's purpose is to motivate disabled and non-disabled film makers to be proactive in the film industry and to supply them with a means of exposure for themselves and their projects.

Please take a moment to watch this awesome video and give it your thumbs up - and remember sometimes listening goes deeper than hearing a sound.


Monday, February 2, 2015

How to Save Money on Your Nails

Happy 2015, everyone! The new year always brings with it new opportunities and the motivation to try new things; maybe it’s a new hairstyle or trying a new beauty routine. This year, why not try something in your beauty routine that will save you money without sacrificing the cute factor?

Recently, one of my Jamberry team members worked out exactly how much she was saving annually by using Jamberry Nail Wraps. Below are the comparisons and a total of the savings (costs used are approximate)

Toes at a salon:
7 times a year at $30 each time = $210 a year in cost
took 45 mins start to finish just in salon (not counting travel time)
7 x 45 mins = 5 hours and 15 minutes a year

Toes with Jamberry:
7 times a year at $4 each time = $28 a year in cost
10 mins start to finish (no travel +required)
1 hour & 10 minutes a year

Nails at a salon:
18 times a year (every 3 weeks) at $30 each time = $540 a year in cost
took 1 hour start to finish (not counting travel time)
18 x 1 = 18 hours a year

Nails with Jamberry:
26 times a year (every 2 weeks) at $4 each time = $104 a year in cost
15 mins start to finish (no travel time required)
6 hours and 30 minutes

Total savings:
Money saved with Jamberry – toes $182 – nails $436 grand total = $618 a year
Time saved with Jamberry – toes 4 hours & 5 min – nails 11 hours & 30 mins
Grand total = 15 hours & 35 minutes

See? Making a simple switch from the salon to using Jamberry saves you over $600 in a year and almost 16 hours of your time.

What could you do this year with all that extra time and money?