Thursday, November 27, 2014

@ShopprsDrugMart Quo Rich in Beauty Box Review #HolidayGiftGuide


I don't put makeup on every day. Seeing how I work from home and am mostly home during the week, besides those few errands I run, makeup isn't an every day necessity for me. I'm still a girly girl that loves to wear makeup when I get a chance, which is a few times a week, date night and during family and friend gatherings.

When I do wear makeup, I make sure that the brand that I'm using isn't too expensive, but still is good quality makeup. I was super excited when I got to try makeup from Shoppers Drug Mart's exclusive makeup line, Quo. I was sent their Rich in Beauty Box that's now out for the Holiday Season.



The limited edition Rich in Beauty Box is filled with endless makeup possibilities. It comes with 30 eye shadows, 10 lip glosses, 4 blushes, 2 bronzers, 1 face powder, 1 black mascara, 1 brown eye liner and 1 black eye liner with various applicators all in one gorgeous beauty box.



I was very impressed with what all came in the box as well as the quality of the makeup. I absolutely love all of the eye shadows. They're shimmery and apply on great. They complimented my skin tone really well. I think the color choices in this palette would compliment all skin tones. I haven't tried them all, but I am loving that all of the colors are great to wear for both the Fall and Winter months. The lip gloss goes on nice and gives your lips the kind of shine it needs. I love that it stayed on my lips for a while without me having to reapply.

Another thing I loved about this Beauty Box was that everything I needed was included and that it's not too small, but small enough to where it's easy to take with you when you're on the go. This would make sure a wonderful gift to give for the Holidays or to get yourself. Retailing at only $38, this is such a deal for everything you get in the box.

For more information about Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive line, Quo be sure to check them out in store or online.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Quo Rich in Beauty Box at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

Adventure Time: Finn The Human DVD Review


This Christmas, Santa’s got a brand new bag—courtesy of Cartoon Network! Following the huge success of the Jake vs. Me-Mow and Jake the Dad DVDs and accompanying Finn and Jake hats, fans of Cartoon Network’s smash hit series, Adventure Time, can now complete their Finn look with an authentic backpack, which is valued at around 20 bucks on its own, packaged with the DVD! Packed with 16 hilarious episodes from fan-favorite seasons, Adventure Time: Finn the Human is a must-have gift for any Adventure Time lover. For only $24.98, you'll be able to get your hands on nearly three hours of content and a sweet exclusive backpack, perfect for any adventure this holiday season.





MY REVIEW
This Adventure Time Finn the Human DVD set is great because not only does it include 16 episodes of the hit show, but it also comes with a free backpack that resembles the one Finn wears! This cartoon is not only geared to children and teens, but it also has humor that is more directed to adults making it fun to enjoy while watching with your kids! Definitely a great DVD to give this Holiday season for those Adventure Time fans you know. I sat down and watched this with my teen age brother who is a huge Adventure Time fan. He absolutely loves this show and loves that the DVD came with a backpack like Finn's. 
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Adventure Time: Finn The Human on DVD at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

The Rubik's Cube, A Classic Gift For The Holidays! (@Rubiksonline Review & Giveaway) #HolidayGiftGuide


The Rubik's Cube has always been a fun and challenging game to play. It's been around for years in family's home. I remember playing with the cube and trying to match all sides when I was a kid. So I was really excited when I had a chance to review both the original Rubik's Cube and the Speed Rubik's Cube.




My daughter has always been quite interested in the idea of the Rubik's and was excited when I presented her with the original Rubik's Cube!  She was impressed at how easy the cube was to turn and twist as she struggled with the puzzle.  

She spends time each day working at it, but is yet to solve the puzzle. The cube allows for faster and easier movements and the bright colors are appealing to the eye as one works towards the goal.  





My husband also enjoys the Rubik's cube and spent much time with our daughter playing with the Speed Rubik's Cube.  The concept of the Speed Rubik's Cube is very interesting and exciting.  The Speed Cube allows one to adjust the cube to their liking and it is much easier to manage as it too allows for faster and easier movements.   

I also like that both cubes no longer come with the stickers and that each tile is hard plastic.  Before, the stickers would come off and leave the cube damaged or useless even as it no longer maintained the color.  Overall this classic puzzle is great for children as it encourages thinking and strategy. Both Rubik's and Speed Rubik's Cube would be a great gift this holiday season for not only kids, but for the entire family. This is definitely a classic that will bring family's together testing one another skills and having fun all at the same time.

The original Rubik's Cube is retailed between $12.99-$16.99 and the Speed Cube is retailed at $19.99. To get your hands on the latest edition of the World's most twisted puzzle, head on over to www.rubiks.com

GIVEAWAY
We are teaming up with the awesome people at Rubik's and giving away the Original and Speed Cube to one lucky Canadian Just Us Girls Reader. Be sure to enter below!

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received both the original and speed cube at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

@ShopprsDrugMart Quo 10 Piece Brush Set (Review) #HolidayGiftGuide


As a mother who loves makeup, but also likes to keep my household on a budget, finding cosmetic products that are not only good quality, but that are also affordable can some times be hard if they aren't on sale, or so I thought.

I was recently introduced to Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive cosmetic brand, Quo. I had a chance to review their 10 piece brush set. The brush set comes with a Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Foundation Brush, Concealer Brush, Lip Brush, Liner/Brow Brush, Crease Blender Brush, All Over Shadow Brush, Definer Shadow Brush and a Shadow Smudger Brush that you can store in the satin lined cosmetic roll it comes with.



The Brush set is pretty awesome. It's a perfect size for when you're on the go and traveling. It's easy to store in your purse and doesn't take up too much room. I've been using it for the last few weeks and I'm so impressed by how well they work. To find a makeup brush set that's not only great quality, but also a set that's affordable too, is pretty awesome and great for ladies on a budget. This is also a great set to use if you're just starting to use makeup. The brushes are well-made and hold their shape pretty nicely and the bristles on the brushes are really soft on your skin and work really well.

After I used the set the first time and cleaned them, I did notice a bit of dye coming off of the brushes and they did shed a little bit, but that only happened after the first time I cleaned them. I've cleaned them about six times now and have yet to have any of the brushes shed after that first cleaning.

I don't wear make-up every single day. Maybe two to three times a week, depending on if I'm going out and where I'm going, so I know that this brush set will last me a really long time. I'm definitely excited to try out the other brushes from Quo. This would be a great gift this holiday season for any make-up guru in your life or a gift for yourself. Affordable and great quality, what more can you ask for when it comes to make-up tools?

The Quo 10 Piece Brush Set is available at your local Shoppers for $45. For more information about Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive line, Quo be sure to check them out in store or online.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received a Quo 10 piece Brush Set at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

If I Stay Blu-ray/DVD Combo Review




Seventeen-year-old Mia Hall (Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.

Based on the novel, If IStay was produced by Alison Greenspan, with Denise Di Novi, Forman and Brad Van Arragon serving as executive producers.

Fans of the beloved book can see the story come to life like never before with compelling bonus features and deleted scenes. Celebrate the film’s music with an original “Never Coming Down” music video, “I Never Wanted to Go” music montage, a free download of the song “Mind” from the soundtrack courtesy of WaterTower Music and music commentary by R.J. Cutler on songs from the movie. Then, dive deeper into the making-of the film with “Beyond the Page,” a three-part book, author and cast introspective.



MY REVIEW
This was SO GOOD! One of the books you read and absolutely love and then the movie comes out and meets your every expectation. I thought Chloe Grace Moretz did an amazing job playing Mia. This was a movie I got to watch all by myself! I mean, no husband or kiddos around. It was just me, a glass of wine, chocolate covered blueberries and a box of tissues that were definitely used. 

This is such a great romance movie that even if you didn't read the book first, you'd still love the movie and want to read the book. The movie is about Mia, a seventeen year old girl, who gets in a car accident with her parents. Her parents die. She leaves behind her true love, Adam. She's trapped in the middle and trying to decide whether she should move on to see what comes next for her or stay and live her life with the guy that she loves. This movie will move you in so many ways and give you chills. I'm such a sucker for teen romance movies, well any romance movie, but If I Stay, has definitely made it to my favorites lists.

Released on blu-ray and DVD on November 18th, 2014, you can now bring the movie home and it would make a great Holiday Gift!
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received If I Stay at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.
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