Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: One Direction Limited Edition Makeup Tins - Video Review



It's nearing the time of year, when we are in a rush to find the perfect gift. No time like the present to gift your loved ones the newest line of makeup by One Direction!

These adorable One Direction Limited Edition makeup tins make the perfect gift for the One Direction fans on your Christmas gift list. 

Available now at Sears, Kmart, Target and Walmart Canada, you'll be sure to please all the One Direction fans in your life!

About the One Direction Limited Edition Makeup Tins -

Created for—and inspired by—fans of the world's biggest band, this limited-edition beauty collection is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, just like ONE DIRECTION. 

5 Limited Edition Tins are available (1 for each band member). Tins include:

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink 
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer

Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes
The shadows have a great pigment, as well as the lip gloss! The nail varnish is very holiday inspired, with a beautiful red color and a great glitter top coat with flecks of holiday color (red, green, gold and silver). Plus, the makeup tins make the perfect addition for fans who collect all One Direction items!

In my video, I'll show what each item in the tin looks like for an up close and personal view! Be sure to add the One Direction Limited Edition Makeup Tin to your shopping list and know that when you gift this you'll be the most popular gift giver of the night!


Holiday Gift Guide 2014: New One Direction Makeup Kits - Video Review


First, I'd like to thank all the wonderful One Direction fans who follow me on social media and who entered the awesome giveaway (see below)


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It's fans like you that make this review and all other future One Direction products possible.

I'm excited to talk to you about the latest items in their makeup line! Be sure to add these to your Christmas Gift List and if this is a parent, be on the look out for these, you can find them at retailers Macy's, Dillards, Boscov's, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands and Lord & Taylor!

First let's talk Mascara!




ELECTRO GLAM MASCARA

Give your look a jolt of electric colour, with this limited-edition trio of ultra-bold coloured mascaras for hair and lashes, in three heavily pigmented, buildable colours. 

FOR LASHES- Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of colour to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to your entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better!
AS A HAIR MASCARA- Apply to small sections of hair and swipe through for instant ELECTRIC highlights.

Why don’t we go there- Shock of BLUE
Does he know?- Pinkest HOT PINK

Story of my life- Amped CANARY YELLOW

Next, let's talk lip gloss! My favorite! And guess what guy?? It'll glow in the dark! Great under a UV light! How fun is that?


LIQUILIGHTS GLOW GLOSS

Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night. 
Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look. 

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light 
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light 

Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light

Last, but certainly not least, let's talk nail varnish! Sleek, trendy colors that go with just about any, if not all outfits! Plus, it will look super cool under UV lights.


ROCK ME NAIL KIT

ROCK ME NAIL KIT, featuring NEON UV-REACTIVE Nail Varnish and UV-REACTIVE GLITTER nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night. 
Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle! 

Nail Varnish:
Happily– UV iced blue glitter 
Moments- UV neon pink 
Diana- UV 3D holographic 

Glitter Toppings: 
Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter 

Star-- UV holo glitter 

Here's my thoughts, and some quick video swatches!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: InstaWave by Kiss - Video Review





There are 10 shopping days left (11 if you're a hard core procrastinator) and there is a product that I recently tried that I loved and I wanted you all to know about it, know how well it works and then put it on your holiday shopping list, because the InstaWave by KISS definitely made my top 10 on the Holiday Gift Guide 2014!

Above, you can see just how easy it is to achieve either that tousled, casual and simple beach wave to a sophisticated "just stepped out of the salon" look!

I am a slave to my styling tools, I'll admit, my hair has seen better days, but I thoroughly enjoyed using the InstaWave by KISS! I noticed that I had to do minimal work, I didn't have to worry about over styling, over curling or burning my hair. I actually noticed that the machine left my hair really soft and shiny! An A+ in my book!

Here I am showing you how to get that simple tousled beach wave and that sophisticated Holiday party look!


Some of the talking points that I feel are important -


  • At first glance, the InstaWave's barrel is intimidating, I'm not going to lie. When I first saw the entire machine, I REALLY thought I was going to hate it and my hair was going to get stuck in the prongs...WRONG! It's actually super fool proof, which brings me to...
  • This InstaWave is fool proof! If you feel like you've tugged too much on your hair, or you are tangling your hair, with a simple switch with your finger turn the arrow indicator in the opposite direction and it will smoothly, and oh so effortlessly release your hair! No catching, no pulling, just one swift motion, and guess what, after you've untangled yourself, you have a great, bouncy curl. Win/Win!
  • The InstaWave has two heat settings, if your hair is anything like mine, you'll need the High setting to lock in a tight curl, but if you normally don't use a high setting on your hair and you get a nice bounce from an ordinary curling iron, then you'll love the low setting.
  • InstaWave provides you with ONE machine, capable of achieving completely different hairstyles! 
Although the InstaWave by KISS is fairly new, it's one of the hottest styling tools around! Please be sure to add it to your own Holiday wish list or add it on for someone else's! You'll be sure to be a hit with your new effortless hair by InstaWave!


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Adventures in Parenting: #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday

***Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Luvs.  All opinions are 100% mine.***


I remember being a first time mom, this was 14 years ago, but as they say, you never forget your first, in my case...first diaper leak.  I was scheduled for a job interview one morning, my son was about 5 weeks old, it was cold (he was a November baby) and I remember feeling his diaper dry before we left to drop him off at the sitter's. I remember it was raining, I was trying not to rush, but it seemed like the sooner I need to get to the sitter's the more red lights I got. Shortly before we arrived, he started to cry, so instead of leaving him in the carseat and rushing off to my interview, I took him out, and held him, I think I wanted to soothe myself more than I was soothing him. I gave him his bottle and rushed off to the interview.

(My now, freshman, back in Nov. 2000)

As I'm sitting in the lobby, waiting for the General Manager, I notice I'm getting funny stares, so I start panicking, did my hair become out of place, did I forget to put on make up on one eye (first time mom, who was sleep deprived, ANYTHING could happen) I finally get called into his office, and he instantly gave me the same stare. Then I panicked even more, what if my blouse is unbuttoned and I'm exposed para todos, ay no! Que verguenza!

(That's one happy baby! He was five months old!)

I powered through the interview and he says to me "Miss, I'm sorry, but did you spill something on yourself?" to which I immediately thought to myself "Oh NO!!! I leaked, my breastmilk is leaking!" but then I paused and thought, "No, I just pumped, that can't be possible!" and I must have paused for ever, because he said "Miss???" To which I quickly responded, "Yes, I'm sorry, I believe I did" and quickly ran out.

I ran to the car, dry bra, I smelled my shirt...it was my son, his diaper leaked. Luckily, I am a stellar interviewer, and I got the job, even with the awkward stain on my best interview shirt. My General Manager and I became close, because his wife had just had a baby (born three days apart from my own son), and he asked me a few months later if I had lied during my interview, he said "I went home and told my wife, I interviewed a young lady today, I felt bad for her honey, I think she umm "leaked" I was mortified, and said, "It's worse, sir...my son's diaper leaked on me!" From that day on, he called him my good luck charm, and from that day forward, I carried him like he was a stinky skunk, at least a foot away from my body...I'm KIDDING! No lo tomen en serio! But I was completely careful going forward! 

Of course, being now, 14 years later a seasoned momma of three. I've experienced my fair share of diaper leaks!

(See, three boys, THIS momma knows a thing or two about leaks!)

I think I'd have a less embarrassing interview if Luvs had their newest line of Night Lock diapers available to me back then, good thing they're available to all you parents now!

Have you checked out Luvs adorable "Will It Leak" video series yet? Well, tis’ the season of holiday miracles! And this year, Luvs is turning clicks into diapers. From December 9th - 25th, for every view their Will It Leak "Santa Suit" video receives on their social media channels, Luvs will give diapers to children in need through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


  • Luvs diapers, a trusted name in baby care, knows that the holiday season is full of stressful moments, but they don't want diaper leaks be one of them. This holiday, Luvs wants everyone to celebrate a Leak-Free Holiday. 
  • Luvs with NightLock ofrece la mayor área de absorbencia EN LA HISTORIA para eliminar las fitraciones, lo que equivale a menos pañales mojados durante la temporada festiva para el bebé, y más tiempo para que los padres disfruten las celebraciones.
  • The holiday fun doesn't stop there! This holiday, Luvs is also inviting parents to whip up a baby book for their child in a few quick clicks with Luvs and Tweekaboo. Get yours here: https://www.tweekaboo.com/luvs' 
  • ¡Pero la diversión festiva no termina ahí! Esta temporada festiva, Luvs también está invitando a los padres a ganarse un libro para su bebé gracias a unos cuantos clics rápidos con Luvs y Tweekaboo. Aquí puedes ganar el tuyo: https://www.tweekaboo.com/luvs'.
I hope you ALL made it to last week's Luvs Twitter Party!


Please join @Luvs and celebrity dad, expectant father and @donald_faison for a #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday Twitter Party on Thursday, December 11th, from 9-10pmEST, where we’ll be sharing personal holiday leak stories.

In case you missed it, I wouldn't want you to feel left out! I'm partnering up with Luvs to provide you with a GREAT GIVEAWAY! 

The #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday Giveaway includes:

  • Branded Luvs Tote Bag
  • #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday Travel Coffee Mug
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Luvs Branded Purple Star Ornament
  • My First Kwanzaa Book
  • Plush Musical Dreidel
  • Hanukkah Gelt
  • Two Packs of Luvs Diapers
  • A Tub of Luvs Wipes


Giveaway Guidelines:

  • Entrants must be 18+up and live in the contiguous U.S. No Puerto Rico.
As always, show your support for Luvs and their effort to help by watching the video posted above and...

Like them on Facebook
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Holiday Shopping List 2014: Purchase your new #CanonatBestBuy





This beauty right here, is on my holiday shopping list this year. I have been dreaming about it, since it's release date (i'm slightly infatuated with Canon) and now I can add it to my list because I know Best Buy will have it.

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video  
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3" vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more.
*offer valid 12/7-12/20

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is perfect for #HintingSeason, unless you're me then it's post pictures of #CanonAtBestBuy ads all over the fridge, think that might have been over kill with my husband. Last time I posted the ad on my fridge, he wrote in red marker, "I Know! I Know" This is a great camera, the capabilities, the clarity, the picture quality, oh glorious day, the picture quality. 

None compare in my opinion, so why not check out #CanonAtBestBuy?



***Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.***

Friday, November 21, 2014

#HintingSeason has arrived: LG OLED now at Best Buy!


Discover LG OLED TV – The Ultimate Display!

What is OLED TV?
Best Buy $3499.99 Save $500.00
The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com
Your first kiss. A baby's first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG's latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you've ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.
  • Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  • Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
  • Find content faster with webOS 
Being a wife and mother to 3 boys, I know a thing or 10 about technology. My boys are constantly talking about the latest TV sets and the newest gaming consoles. Imagine what sort of SUPER HERO I'd be if I busted out the new LG OLED from Best Buy on Christmas morning?


I love the new 4K Ultra HD, nothing makes watching a good action movie more spectacular than a television set that makes me feel like I'm there, right in the middle of all the action. Crisp, true to life. I'm excited to bring you all the news about Best Buy's newest technology offered the LG OLED and I'm dying to go see it in all it's glory at my local Best Buy, it's my #HintingSeason destination. 
If you want more information on Best Buy's LG OLED then you'll love this!
Do you love Twitter Parties? 
Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party and you're INVITED! 
When:  Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. 
Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. 
Hashtag and Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy. 
***Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.***

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Don't Forget and Don't Miss Out! - #ChiquitaCookingLab #MMLovesChiquita


The #ChiquitaCookingLab Recipe Contest is coming to an end! Have you submitted your recipe? Don't miss out on the opportunity to win $4,000. As I posted previously, entering is VERY simple. If you love to create new recipes, or if you're just a darn good cook and you would like to be recognized for your flair for flavor. Then head on over and submit your original recipe today!

Where can I enter?

Head on over to Chiquita's site, you'll land right on the contest page! Reveal the week's secret ingredients and create, create, create! 

Where can I find information about winners and Chiquita Brand products?

You can find Chiquita in a variety of social media sites as well as their own brand website:




#MMLovesChiquita 
Tip: You can also learn about these and many other opportunities via the Green Moms Meet website as well!

 ***Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM
program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the
manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product
and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of
the product.***

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#RegaloDeAmorPampers - DIY Keepsake and Giveaway


"Pampers Swaddlers are the No.1 choice at local hospitals in Los Angeles and across the country. And now Pampers Swaddlers is available through size 6 to comfort and protect babies through many more moments of love!"
While not completely adults, or even near that word, my boys are out of diapers and onto bigger and better things. High School, Junior High, 1st grade, each one enjoying life and all the things that come with it. New experiences, new friends and teachers. I'm just left behind, like most moms', and I realize motherhood is quite the spectator sport once the kids think they're grande!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Chiquita Cooking Lab - Contest and Recipe #MMLovesChiquita


About the recipe contest -

  • The Chiquita Cooking Lab is a series of eight weekly recipe contests. Every week, three featured ingredients will be revealed and participants are tasked with creating a unique recipe that incorporates these three ingredients. You are encouraged to add your own ingredients as well!
  • The contest begins on September 29th and ends on November 24th, 2014.
  • Bananas will always be one of the ingredients—but be creative! Think outside the box of traditional banana breads and banana splits.
  • One winner will be chosen each week to win a $4,000 cash prize, and will have their recipe turned into a stop motion video and promoted on Chiquita’s digital and social channels.
  • Four random winners will also be chosen weekly to receive a Chiquita gift bag.
  • Contest entry is easy! Simply submit your recipe on the contest website
  • (Chiquitabananas.com/cookinglab) or through the official Chiquita FanFun app.
  • You can enter a new recipe every week, if desired!
Are you good at creating fun and delicious recipes? Well #ChiquitaCookingLab is looking for you! I posted all the information above, but let me tell you just how easy it was to enter!

All you do is head on over to their site, enter your original recipe (like they said THINK OUTSIDE THE BANANA BOX) and submit! 

I created my own recipe, and submitted. I'd like to share that with you all now!

Friday, October 31, 2014

YOU'RE INVITED: Pampers #RegaloDeAmor Twitter Party

Pampers ”Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party Invite

Join Us for Pampers’ “Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party #RegaloDeAmorPampers

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Babies experience your love in many different ways – and those precious moments you share with your little one make every day special and worth remembering. Pampers believes that when babies feel comforted and protected, all they feel is the love you have for them. Now, moms and babies can enjoy Pampers Swaddlers through size 6!

Join Pampers Latino and Latina Mom Bloggers on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6pm PST/9pm EST for a Twitter party to celebrate the love we feel for babies and all of the precious moments you and baby share together. We’ll be joined by KLVE’s morning radio show host, Argelia Atilano and DIY expert and author, Kathy Cano Murillo (aka The Crafty Chica) who will be sharing tips and ideas on how you can capture and document those special moments of love.

Twitter Party Details:

What: Pampers’“Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST
Where: Twitter
Hashtag: #RegaloDeAmorPampers

Who to Follow:

Co-Hosts:  @queenofswag4u, @mamalatina, @sassymamainla, @rockinmama, @pattiecordova

Moderators: @LatinaMomBlogs, @LatinoMarketing, @JollyMom

Brand: @PampersLatinoUS

Special Guests: @argelia_atilano @CraftyChica

Prizes:

Winners will be selected at random, for a total of four (4) winners:

  • Prize 1: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $50 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book

  • Prize 2: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $100 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book

  • Prize 3: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book & Mini iPad (RV: $250.00)

  • Prize 4: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book, and Canon T5 DSLR Camera (RV $499)

RULES: Click HERE for the Official Rules 
RSVP: To be eligible to win prizes, you must follow @PampersLatinoUS and RSVP at Latina Mom Bloggers.





Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Step into Flavor with Frontier Soups - Product Review


I am a huge advocate of making your own food. I don't really treat my family to "fast food". I cook daily and to be honest, I often run out of ideas when I make dinner. I'll recycle some recipes during the week, and for the most part it's not having all ingredients you need to make a hearty meal or in this case, soup.

With Frontier 100% All Natural Homemade in Minutes Soups, you'll find that making these not only feed a family of 4 quite easily, you need minimal ingredients to add in. 

"From hearty bean soups to chili, chowders and more delicate varieties, Frontier Soups offers soup for all seasons and every appetite! All ingredients are of the finest quality and contain no salt, MSG or preservatives. The mixes are available in fine specialty food and gift stores throughout the country or by mail order directly from the company."
I received a very lovely package from Green Moms Meet and Frontier Soups!



 I received some lovely soup flavors, I decided to test out one of their more popular flavors "South of the Border Tortilla Soup"

South of the Border Tortilla Soup | via Frontier Soups

The soup mix includes the following inside the package:

Our tortilla soup mix is a sure-fire winner! Zesty Mexican spices, quick cooking dehydrated black beans, peppers and sweet corn are the base for this Southwestern specialty. Add chicken, salsa, and tortilla chips to finish. Our top seller!  Soup so good, you’ll want to host a party.

Tortilla Soup Mix Ingredients:


Dehydrated black beans, corn, red and green pepper, onion, garlic, epazote and chili spices. No added salt, preservatives or MSG.

To make the soup, all you need to have on hand are the following ingredients: 

  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded precooked chicken breast
  • 12 ounces salsa
  • Recommended Garnish: 4 ounces tortilla chips, crumbled (a thicker chip works best) or tortilla strips
I followed their simple instructions and this is what I came up with!


Per their recommendation I made crispy, crunchy Tortilla strips! I used corn tortillas and cut them diagonally, and deep fried them. I topped each soup bowl with tortilla strips and my husband and boys were very pleased with the flavors!

I'm usually not a fan of prepackaged food, or mixes. I always feel like I need to add salt, or other ingredients to get to our desired liking and sometimes they're pre-seasoned, making for oversalting or overseason errors. But with Frontier Soups, the flavor levels were so on point I had to just add salt and it was perfect! 

Would you like to find out more about Frontier Soups? Get all the info you need by checking them out on Twitter, Facebook and the Frontier Soup site.

If you like what you see and read, try Frontier Soups for yourself! They're offering a GREAT promotion on the MomsMeet site as well!


Grab a six-pack of Frontier Soups most popular savings for only $28.80 (a $36 value, you save $7.20!)

Mom's Meet Exclusive! Save 20% on our Mom's Meet Soup Mix 6-Pack and get FREE SHIPPING!

The Mom's Meet Soup Mix 6-Pack includes:

  • Connecticut Cottage Chicken Noodle Soup Mix
  • Little Schoolhouse Alphabet Soup Mix
  • Mississippi Delta Tomato Basil Soup Mix
  • Florida Sunshine Red Pepper Corn Chowder Mix
  • West Coast Kale and Quinoa Vegetable Soup Mix
  • South of the Border Tortilla Soup Mix

Offer good thru Dec. 31 2014

Note: This is an exclusive offer only available to Green Mom's Meet members. 

***Disclaimer:  I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.***

Take the KUPP' Challenge


I have a huge issue with my kids (and husband *eye roll*) and it's their incessant need to leave a collection of cups around the house. On the study desk, in their room, on top of their dressers. Mind you, these cups could very well be in their OWN room, and they'll still say, "Not mine, mom!" 

Well, not to be outdone. I was pleasantly surprised when I was chosen to review the KUPP'! 

What is KUPP'?

  • The Kupp' is a 6 oz glass outfitted with a colorful silicone sleeve.  
  • It is is specifically designed for children ages 3-10.
  • The firm grip and silicone sleeve helps to protect the glass from damage while providing a safe  toxic free vessel to drink from.
  • It is made in the USA using imported glass, all materials are sourced from environmentally friendly manufacturers that adhere to EU and US standards.
  • The glass is recyclable, certified lead and cadmium free, and is made from a pure soda-lime formula.  
  • It is dishwasher safe.
  • The grip-friendly silicone sleeve is BPA/BPS free and made with medical and food grade silicone. 
What did I think?

They're great for small little hands! My teenagers thought the portion of the liquid in the KUPP' was not enough. But to be honest, they could drink an entire pitcher of juice on their own if I allowed them to drink from HUGE cups. I told them that until they could clean up after themselves they'd have to have their KUPP' and I put their name on them. My 6 year old thought it was the greatest thing ever, my husband didn't enjoy having a KUPP' with his name on it, but he's notorious for using 4 cups a day and leaving them everywhere!

I think the portion of liquid is perfect for younger kids. If there was an 8-10 oz. size, I'd definitely pick it up for my teens and MAYBE the husband! 

The design is sleek and trendy, the colors are perfect and they're also so practical! 

Are you and your family ready for to take the KUPP' Challenge?

Learn about KUPP' on Twitter or Facebook and follow them on Pinterest!

***Disclaimer:  I received this product for free from the sponsor of Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer.  As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog.  The opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.***

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cascade Platinum - Another Shining Review

***Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.***


In my last post for Cascade I had a super awesome party with friends and family. Why? So I could show them all how the power of Cascade Platinum, makes even the biggest and worse a cinch to have sparkling like new in no time. But in typical me fashion, I couldn't just tell one set of friends and family, so I took it upon myself to host another party and SHOW everyone else I knew about the wonders of Cascade

I created this awesome recipe for French Toast I had never tried before, they were rich and crispy and heavenly. You know what the best part was? NOT having to wash off all that left over syrup and butter. I let #CascadeShiningReviews do all the work for me! This way, I could entertain guests by really getting in depth, asking them about their worst nightmare pot and pan stories. Boy, there were plenty!

For dessert, I decided to top off our brunch with a brownie creation, I knew for sure would make it the toughest, most persistent grease on a pan one would want to deal with, just to make a point! 


I took an ordinary brownie and turned it extraordinary, extraordinarily greasy and messy! My guests were like...you're CRAZY! This will need to be soaked and scrubbed off, you can't possibly think that you'll just be able to toss it into the dishwasher and forget about it, right?


Wrong! Look at that!! Everyone grabbed it to make sure it was the same pan, and I didn't do a bait and switch in the dishwasher! They wanted to know HOW it was possible:


  • Nearly half (46%) of survey respondents believe that skipping the pre-wash will lead to dirtier dishes. When in reality, breaking this habit – and skipping pre-wash – along with using Cascade Platinum, will help them achieve the ultimate clean and sparkle every time.
  • Two-thirds (65%) of survey respondents organize their dishwashers just like their closets – with everything stacked in its rightful spot.
  • Almost half (42%) of respondents have actually gone so far as to re-load the dishwasher after their family goes to bed because they did not think their family member(s) did it right the first time.
  • More than half (56%) of respondents load their dishwashers after each meal.
  • The majority of survey respondents (57%) cringe at the thought of hosting a party because of spotted wine glasses.
  • So if people stop pre-washing, how would they spend all that time they’ve saved? Almost half of those surveyed (46%) said they’d spend it shopping on line.
"Cascade Platinum’s superior technology achieves a clean so powerful it eliminates the need to pre-wash or pre-rinse dishes and even helps keep your dishwasher sparkling. Its advanced triple-action formula has powerful enzymes that break down even 24-hour stuck-on food for Cascade’s best clean and shine. Cascade Platinum is available at mass merchandise outlets, grocery retailers, home improvement stores and e-retail sites throughout the U.S. For a limited time, try Cascade Platinum risk-free. For more details on this offer; information on the Cascade family of products; and to post Cascade Platinum product reviews after using it in combination with skipping the pre-wash, visit www.cascadeclean.com.(via|marketwatch.com)

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