AVASIA Prenatal DHA Supplement!

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AVASIA’s Prenatal DHA Supplement was designed to support DHA maintenance during pregnancy and lactation! Now, I have to admit that I am NOT currently pregnant, but I have been pregnant three times before so I am sympathetic to the horror that is prenatal vitamins and supplements. This brand is working very hard to change that horror story into a pleasant experience with their Prenatal DHA Supplement and Prenatal Multivitamins! I can definitely get on board with that!

Here’s a little information about AVASIA, direct from the source:

AVASIA is a family business and was started by two sisters whose driving ambition is to produce the highest quality products for this, probably the most important time in your life.

We chose ‘Devoted To Life’ as our tagline as it embodies all the values that are important to us, and the organization. We only use the best quality ingredients, manufactured in the most state-of-the-art facilities, with the advice of eminent doctors and scientists, to ensure that we deliver to our customers, what we would expect for ourselves — the best quality possible.

The theme of quality is carried through to our customer service where you can always expect a calm, courteous, speedy response to any query you may have.

To learn more about AVASIA, click HERE!

The very brightly decorated bottle contains 60 easy to swallow softgels. You only have to take one per day, so this bottle alone will provide you with a two month supply! I also love that this Prenatal DHA Supplement contains no artificial coloring, flavors, sweeteners! It also is lactose free, sugar free and gluten free. It promises to have no fishy aftertaste either! DHA is very important during pregnancy and even into lactation. It’s actually transferred to your baby through breastfeeding and/or pumping, so taking a supplement is vital! This DHA Supplement makes an excellent addition to your usual Prenatal vitamin. I definitely recommend checking them out.

To find them on Amazon, simply click HERE!

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By: Celise Hartgrove

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PINCHmeNYFW Box Review!

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PINCHme is a free online sampling site. On a Tuesday every month, they have online sampling events where you sign up for any available products that you may want to try. Samples go VERY fast, so you have to sign in right at noon EST to get something good.

To give PINCHme a try, click HERE

Recently, PINCHme had a Twitter party for New York Fashion Week. They were giving out PINCHmeNYFW boxes, and guaranteed PINCHme Tuesday boxes for 1000 tweeters. I was lucky enough to win BOTH!

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So, on to the good stuff! I was expecting a standard PINCHme box loaded with samples, but what I received was much much…. MORE!

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Now, let’s see what I got!

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Water Bobble

No, I didn’t spell bottle wrong. This is the Water Bobble! Bobble filters water WHILE you drink. One Bobble filter is equal to 300 standard water bottles, and is BPA-free.

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Revlon by Marchesa File’n Peel 6-in-1

This dual-sided nail file has 3 layers for shaping and 3 layers for smoothing. Simply peel away each later when worn down, to reveal a fresh one underneath!

Band-aid Advanced Healing Blister Ampoules

These are said to promote faster blister healing and protect the skin.

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 Kleenex Brand Tissue 10-pack

These Kleenex Tissues come in a neat wallet style package that flips open! Very cool!

Renew You Fruit Enzyme Sleep Spa Mask

This 100% natural bamboo mask smooths and  eliminates dead skin cells.

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Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp Candy Bar

This Limited Edition chocolate raspberry bar has only 110 calories! It is made up of delicate wafers layered with delicious chocolate raspberry creme. Yum…

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RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

This eye cream visibly reduces wrinkles around the eye, crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness. It is said to be non-greasy and hypoallergenic.

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Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant in Wild Lavender

This natural deodorant was never tested on animals and has no animal ingredients. It contains no artificial colors, flavors, fragrance, or preservatives. It also smells AMAZING!

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Essenza Luxury Handsoap in Rosemary Mint

Essenza Handsoap is formulated with Aloe Vera and mild cleansers allowing you to wash your hands frequently without overdrying. The naturally refreshing and cleansing essential oils leave a delightful lingering aroma.

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Kisstixx SPF15 Lip Balm 2-pack

This Kisstixx 2-pack has two compatible flavors that you can mix together when you kiss! They also contain sun protection of SPF15. I received the sweet and sour flavors. Interesting…

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Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

This expert face brush is ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation.

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Skinny Pop Popcorn

This 100 calorie bag contains ZERO trans fat. It also has no artificial ANYTHING! In addition, it is also cholesterol-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, treenut-free, and has no preservatives! WOW!

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EcoTools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge

This deep cleansing facial sponge provides a better clean with natural vegetable fiber and exfoliating bamboo charcoal. It removes impurities, revealing smooth and refreshed skin.

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No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Daydreamer

This high shine lip crayon combines a lipstick, lip gloss, and lip balm all-in-one! It also comes in really pretty colors..

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PureVia Stevia Liquid Sweetener

One squeeze of this liquid sweetener is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of sugar!

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Vbeauté samples

The sample pack includes their Undercover Agent Anti-Wrinkle Protecting Serum, Evidence Eraser Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Creme, and their Buying Time Everyday Creme!

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This was an AMAZING WIN!  Many thanks to PINCHme for connecting me with so many new brands!

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By: Celise Hartgrove

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September Birchbox + Fashionista Box Review!

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I am always super excited to receive my Birchbox every month! Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that focuses on beauty, skin care, hair care and lifestyle items.. For $10 a month, you will receive 5 or more items delivered right to your doorstep! When you sign up, you can fill out your beauty profile, so your box is filled with items specific to your likes.. You can change your profile at anytime, so you always get products you would be interested in..

They have a really sweet rewards system, too.. You can gain “Birchbox points” in quite a few ways, and the points stack up really fast.. You get 10 Birchbox points per item you review from your monthly box, 50 points for referring a friend, and 1 point per dollar spent in their online shop.. Once you reach 100 points, you can redeem them in their online shop for full sized items.. 100 Birchbox points equals $10 to shop!

To give Birchbox a try, click HERE!

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Birchbox has a different theme each month.. The past few months, they have been offering a “sample choice” option. Subscribers get to choose from four different samples to be included as one of their items, OR the month’s curated box. This month, I decided to try out their curated box.

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Let’s take a look and see what was inside the Birchbox + Fashionista box!

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Each Birchbox comes with this handy little card that tells you all about everything that came in your box that month! It gives you information on what each item is for, how to use them, and how much full sizes retail for..

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Now for the good stuff.. Let’s see what I got!!

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Macadamia Professional Flawless Cleansing Conditioner

Deluxe Sample

This multipurpose, no-suds formula cleanses and softens hair, plus cuts blow-dry time. All you do is work it through wet hair in place of shampoo and conditioner, wait 1-5 minutes, then rinse! After that, all that’s left is love. This is one of my new favorite things. It’s borderline obsessive!

Retail value for this 3oz size is $12.29!

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Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara

Deluxe Sample

This makeup artist-designed, water-resistant formula lengthens, volumizes, and curls your lashes. This mascara is said to last all day. If it did, I didn’t even notice. In my humble opinion, it doesn’t have enough coverage. But then again, I prefer a lot of WOW to my lashes.

Retail value for this 0.2 oz size is $14.20!

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Cynthia Rowley Beauty Silver Eyeliner

Deluxe Sample

This is a luxe, creamy liner from the NYC-based designer for smudge-proof, all-day wear. You can glide it along your lash line for a defined look, or blend it within 30 seconds for a smokey eye with a dash of shimmer. I love this eyeliner! I was hesitant about the color, but it can be very subtle and I love how versatile it is. Pleasant surprise!

Retail value for this 0.03 oz size is $12!

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dr. brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner

Deluxe Sample

This award-winning gel degunks pores for fewer blackheads and spotlight-ready smooth skin. Apply a thin layer to area’s of concern two or three times a week, and rinse after 5-10 minutes. I haven’t seen any obvious changes since using this, but it’s interesting to watch it turn blue….

Retail value for this 0.25 oz size is $11.25!

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Naobay Body Radiance Lotion

Deluxe Sample

This Spanish cream hydrates and softens with olive oil and avocado. This has such a spectacular combination of scents! I was really happy to see this in my box, and I’m even happier after seeing how soothing and hydrating it is on.

Retail value for this 30 mL size is $2.89

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The final retail value of my September Birchbox + Fashionista box comes to a whopping $52.63! That is more than 5 times the cost of the box! I was VERY pleased with my box this month, and am really enjoying their new sample choice option.

To get your own monthly Birchbox delivery, click HERE!

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By: Celise Hartgrove

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Jewelry in Candles Review!

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Jewelry in Candles” is a company that sells candles and tarts! They are said to radiate vivid scents that arouse delightful memories and provide a long-lasting aroma that will indulge you into serenity. I like the sound of that!

Jewelry in Candles uses 100% all-natural soy wax that is safe, has a beautiful patina look and burns cleanly in your home. They have bold scents and SURPRISE JEWELRY in every candle!

I was lucky enough to receive some scent samples from the lovely Annette Bordua, an independent sales consultant for Jewelry in Candles. To be completely honest, I put them to the side until later in the evening and kept wondering where that amazing smell was coming from! I was hoping it was me, but no… It was the candles! 🙂

The scent samples that I received were Lilac, Sweet Sangria, Gardenia, Fruit Slices, and Fun on the Beach. I have to mention that although they all smell like little pieces of AMAZING, Fun on the Beach is my absolute favorite!

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If you love candles and SURPRISES, I am positive you will fall in love with Jewelry in Candles!

Want to try Jewelry in Candles for yourself? You can do so by clicking HERE!

Don’t believe me? Smell for yourself!

Contact Annette Bordua by email at abordua@sbcglobal.net

You can also follow Annette on instagram by clicking HERE!

Jewelry in Candles is listed as the #4 home business to keep your eye on! So keep your eyes open and enjoy the aroma.. 😉

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Plum Organics Mighty 4 Prize Pack Review!

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Plum Organics is an organic baby food company based in California. They have a wide variety of foods for your little one to enjoy, and discover. They make all kinds and foods, from stage 1 pouches, to kids snacks for on the go! They recently had a giveaway on their Facebook page to promote their new “Mighty 4” Toddler line, and my super lucky baby Aria was randomly selected as the winner! YAY!

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This is a dream come true for us because Aria just turned 20 months old, and she’s eaiting more foods that we eat now. I was very pleasantly surprised when they announced Aria as one of their 20 winners! Considering we had just won their “World Baby Prize Pack” through Citrus Lane, I didn’t have high hopes for winning this one. But we did!

You can check out my review of their World Baby Prize Pack HERE!

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Want to sign up for Citrus Lane? You can do so HERE, and get your first box for just $14.50! 😉

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Her prize came in such a big box that the delivery man said, “That’s a fairly large box..”

Yes. IT IS!

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Just like last time, their presentation was superb! Aria had a great time unveiling the mystery that was in the “fairly large” box..

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She couldn’t wait to dig into the awesome goodies she received!

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Plum Organics “Mighty 4 Prize Pack” included ALL FIVE FLAVORS of their Mighty 4 blend!

Aria received:

  • (1) mighty 4 blend –  kale, strawberry, amaranth & greek yogurt pouch
  • (1) mighty 4 blend – purple carrot, blackberry, quinoa & greek yogurt pouch
  • (1) mighty 4 blend – sweet potato, blueberry, millet & greek yogurt pouch
  • (1) mighty 4 blend – spinach, kiwi, barley & greek yogurt pouch
  • (1) mighty 4 blend – pumpkin, pomegranate, quinoa & greek yogurt pouch

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I have to say that Aria absolutely LOVED each and every one of these pouches! She gobbled them up and made “mmm nom nom” noises the entire time. Which is her way of saying “Great job Plum Organics!”

Plum Organics “Mighty 4 Prize Pack” also included BOTH FLAVORS of their mighty 4 essential nutrition bars!

Aria received:

  • (1) box of six mighty 4 essential nutrition bars – blueberry with carrot
  • (1) box of six mighty 4 essential nutrition bars – strawberry with spinach

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Aria really, really loves these bars! She likes both flavors, and especially likes having them for breakfast! 🙂

 The final yummy snack in her prize pack was Plum Organics’ mighty puff’ ems!

Aria received:

  • (1) mighty puff’ ems – cheesy broccoli carrot
  • (1) mighty puff’ ems – cheesy pumpkin sage
  • (1) mighty puff’ ems – cheesy tomato basil

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These mighty puff’ ems are a super healthy alternative to cheese doodles! What a great way to trick your little snacker into eating something healthy! Aria really likes all of these flavors and has actually screamed for more..

As an added BONUS, Plum Organics included……..

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A CAPE!

It was so much fun watching my happy, healthy toddler run around the house with her snacks in one hand, and her new cape trailing behind..

Thank you so so much Plum Organics, for randomly selecting “Aria, the Mighty” to be one of your 20 winners. We greatly appreciate it, and will highly recommend you to just about every new parent we come across.. 😉

By: Celise Hartgrove

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August Birchbox Review!

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I am always super excited to receive my Birchbox every month! Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that focuses on beauty, skincare and lifestyle items.. For $10 a month, you will receive 5 or more items delivered right to your doorstep! When you sign up, you can fill out your beauty profile, so your box is filled with items specific to your likes.. You can change your profile at anytime, so you always get products you would be interested in..

They have a really sweet rewards system, too.. You can gain “Birchbox points” in quite a few ways, and the points stack up really fast.. You get 10 Birchbox points per item you review from your monthly box, 50 points for referring a friend, and 1 point per dollar spent in their online shop.. Once you reach 100 points, you can redeem them in their online shop for full sized items.. 100 Birchbox points equals $10 to shop!

To give Birchbox a try and skip their waiting list, click HERE!

Birchbox has a different theme each month.. This month’s theme was “Lighten Up”! Let’s take a look and see what was inside…

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Each Birchbox comes with this handy little card that tells you all about everything that came in your box that month! It gives you information on what each item is for, how to use them, and how much full sizes retail for..

Now for the good stuff.. Let’s see what I got!!!

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Laura Geller Beauty Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow in Silver Sands!

This is a sea-inspired cream eyeshadow that is supposed to deliver a rich wash of color with a shimmery, wet look.. Birchbox has recently introduced a sample choice for one item in each box.. I chose this item as my August sample choice, and I couldn’t be more pleased.. It really did do what it says, and it stayed on all day until I washed it off.. The best part is that you can apply it with your fingertips.. No brush required!

Full size retails for $19

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Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream

This lotion is supposed to leave your skin silky-smooth with a grapefruit-sandalwood fragrance.. I really love the scent, but it wasn’t as hydrating as I would have hoped.. I would say its nice to use in place of a perfume, but not for your primary lotioning needs.. I do adore that Harvey Prince is a cruelty-free brand, though! Guilt-free beauty is ALWAYS a plus..

Full size retails for $22

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Neil George Shampoo and Conditioner

This shampoo/conditioner duo was created by Beverly Hills stylists.. According to the card, the antioxidant-rich shampoo promotes shinier locks, and the paraben-free conditioner hydrates and detangles while smoothing strands.. Personally, I didn’t get any of that.. I had to use ALOT of product to get any kind of hydration, and was left with an unremarkable end result.. I will be sticking with my normal shampoo/conditioner and passed this along to the BFF to try..

Full sizes retail for $9 each

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nugg Beauty Revitalizing Face Mask

This is a 95% natural treatment that hydrates and replenishes dull, tired skin with a bevy of oils.. You apply this face mask after cleansing and drying your face, and leave on for 5-10 minutes.. Super easy! This was what Birchbox calls a “Beauty Extra”.. Who doesn’t like a little something extra in their box 😉

A pack of 5 retails for $14.99

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I really love their new sample choice option, and always enjoy my monthly Birchbox.. Although, this wasn’t my absolute FAVORITE month, their point system and outstanding customer service always makes up for everything..

To get your own monthly Birchbox delivery, click HERE!

By: Celise Hartgrove

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Skip the wait for Birchbox!

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So.. This is my very first somewhat of a blogpost! I just wanted to start things off with my superb love of Birchbox.. Birchbox is a monthly subscription box filled with beauty, skin care, and lifestyle items! Its just $10/month (shipping INCLUDED) and you get about 5+ products delivered to your door every month! Get points for reviewing products and referring friends, and participate in fun challenges and giveaways..

As if thattt wasn’t a sweet enough deal, they also have the best rewards bonuses in the business.. For every sampled product you review from your monthly subscription box, you get 10 Birchbox points! 100 points is equal to $10, so really you are only paying $5 a box.. With your Birchbox points, you can shop in their online store and snag some sweet full-sized products! It is super easy to rack up points, and its fun to be apart of a beauty community and test out new products..

To give Birchbox a try and skip the waiting list, click HERE!

By: Celise Hartgrove

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