Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Moscow Mule Wordless Wednesday

Thank you Reeds for the delicious Extra Ginger Brew and Awesome copper mug! Moscow Mules are very easy and delicious! They can also be made in a variety of ways, just look at pinterest for the awesomest ideas!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

GlamST app for iOS users!

If you are a mom like me, your iOs devices are filled with apps for your toddlers. Apps to keep quiet in the car, dentist, restaurant, learning apps, lights and sound apps that distract while you pull hair off that sucker.... well, as you can see the list goes on and on for me!

It would be nice to have a few apps for mom too... and I'm not talking just coupon and GPS apps. I want a fun app to play when I get to sneak in some me time!


Let me just say that I have finally found one!! I am excited to introduce you all to GlamST, an app for iOS lets you try on all kinds of makeup styles and adds them to your selfie! It's a great way to try making up yourself different ways! I find it useful because it lets me have fun without breaking the bank using real makeup, which we all know can be expensive if you like to use luxury brands!

The concept is simple, and addicting! I found myself spending all my free time time creating different looks I've found on my favorite fashion blogs and in my favorite magazines. It was a lot of fun, and an app I couldn't wait to share with you all!

As GlamST states:

"Our goal is to make women feel comfortable with their choices and who they are daring them to experience the power of makeup and find the best-looking version of them." For this duo of co-founders from South America, this is more than a business, it's a passion!

The app has officially launched, and its available for iOS users here!

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Beauty Product Review Valentia Skin Care Even Glow Serum

Well hello everyone! Momma of 4 Girlies is officially off hiatus. The weather has turned just the right temperature so dang frigid I want to hibernate inside and get back to the blogging I've missed so much. The good news is I've dived back into blogging, cannonball style. As in actually going to write blog posts again. Awesome, huh? Long story short: I took a break 6 months before my wedding, and hubby and I have officially been married over 6 months. So, time to get back into action here. 

The very first product I am thrilled to review is this wonderful Serum made by Valentia Skin Care. My first reaction to the product starts, as always, with the products packaging.

As a lover of cute little boxes and containers, I always scrutinize the packaging of products, especially beauty products. The Even Glow Serum comes packaged in a amber colored, thick glass bottle with a dropper. You get over an ounce of this wonder serum in bottle. (1.18m Fl Oz to be exact) This comes packaged inside a cute white and gold trimmed box. 

On the side of the box are three awesome little words...

 "Repair Refresh Renew" 

Here's a little more from Valentia Skin care regarding their Even Glow Serum

"Our skin is damaged each day due to environmental pollutants, oxidative stress, and chemical laden cosmetic products. The amount of free radicals waging war on the skin quickly depletes our natural protective resources.
Our premier formulation is backed by scientific research into the efficacy of each of the natural ingredients we have carefully selected.

Our proprietary blend of *skin super oils compliment our 20% Vitamin C base, leading to a powerful antioxidant treatment. Each natural ingredient was chosen to support and enhance Vitamin C’s efficacy on the skin, leading to more well-rounded serum to add to your daily skin care ritual.

Our Even Glow Serum will repair, refresh, and renew your skin; restoring evenness to your complexion, giving you an extra boost of confidence each time you look in the mirror."


Vitamin C: With a 20% concentration does more than boost the body’s immune system; it also provides many benefits to keep the skin tight, smooth and looking ageless. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles.

In addition to helping reduce the signs of aging, Vitamin C is essential for everyday maintenance to strengthen and smooth out the skin, as well as neutralizing free radicals before they can damage the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles.

***Our additional Key Ingredients below were all selected for their ability to enhance and support Vitamin C's effect on the skin.

ORGANIC ROSEHIP SEED OIL & ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN OIL - These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness. Rosehip Oil specifically has been used in medical communities around the world for those with serious skin ailments and only recently has North America learned to embrace natural solutions from our ancestors. These two organic oils are full of antioxidants and therefore act as the perfect supporting cast for our best friend - Vitamin C

RESISTEM (Plant Stem Cells) - This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem will help your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors.

HYALURONIC ACID(Botanical) - Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin ,there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. Penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion

GREEN TEA EXTRACT- The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.

98% Natural Ingredients (see below for a description of our Key Ingredients chosen specifically to enchance Vitamin C efficacy on the skin)

EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration with this new generation Vitamin C Serum. Quickly refresh uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.

Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.

Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.

The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil to support Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.

Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.

When I opened the bottle of Serum, the smell took me straight to an orange grove. I love it. And just a drop or 2 will do, no need to go overboard with this serum. It's a bit thicker than any other serum I've tried, and I find that to be a good thing. It keeps the serum from running off my fingers.

Okay, so it looks great, it smells great and it sounds great! That's all really wonderful news!

But we all know it's not all about pretty packaging and pleasant smells! This stuff actually works!! As a mom of 4 girls who just had her...gulp... 30th birthday, I'm in the market for anti-aging ANYTHING! 

But especially for my face. I've been starting the slightest fine lines around my eyes and mouth. I like to think it's from laughing and smiling but it's more likely from stress! After 10 days of using, I've noticed my skin more firm and soft, acne scars and dark spots disappearing and an overall, glowing, healthy looking complexion. I am very pleased with the results after just 10 days, I am looking forward to seeing my complexion in 20 and 30 days. 

Sample provided by Valentia Skin Care through Blogdash.

You can order products made by Valentia Skin Care such as the Even Glow Serum by clicking here

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Short Story Review: Bobby by Scott Zavoda

I recently read the story Bobby, written by Scott Zavoda. This story is considered a Short Horror Story, and does contain some graphic details. Right from the beginning, the author captured my attention with his description of the scene. I begin to wonder about the wheelchair and the main characters flashbacks. Caring for his disabled brother, the main character endures many different emotions, while trying his best to give his brother a good life. The emotions become reflected in the reader, and it's an emotional roller-coaster ride.

A good read, this book is about 40 pages long. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to get lost in a sea of emotions, especially compassion for the characters involved.

If you're short on time like me, and want to read a story start to finish, pick up Bobby on, available in digital!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Florida has beautiful beaches, but awful humidity! Even in November!

I moved to the sunshine state of Florida when  I was just 19 years old, a freshly graduated, wide eyed youth looking for fun and adventure. While I did find some fun in the sun and sand, the humidity in South Florida during the summer months was miserable! It would be so high that unless you had your air conditioner blasting continuously, you we're sweaty and irritated.

When I went into a businesses, if the air wasn't cranking, I didn't even stay! The DMV, forget about it, always so stifling in there! Restaurants and shops lost my business if they were hot and stuffy, because if my clothes were sticking to me, I was uncomfortable! If I was uncomfortable, I wanted to leave. While I wouldn't mind spending some of the winter months in Florida, living there year round just wasn't my cup of tea. During  my stay in Venice, so many nice beach days were spent in front of my tiny little AC trying to staying cool. Eventually I decided to move back home to New York where the humidity is much more bearable. Even this time of year, the humidity in South Florida is still around 75%.

But while I was there, I noticed AC's were very affordable and the selection was great. Talk about supply and demand. Florida seems to know how to keep it's residents cool. I purchased a couple small air conditioners for my tiny apartment through a bargain store, and they let me breathe through the summer months. However, they didn't last, which makes me think most households in South Florida probably run commercial air conditioners, because they are more efficient and built to last longer. Seems to make sense to me. I use an industrial vacuum at my house, simply because I have 4 children, and I do not want to buy an new vacuum every few months. It's the same concept, but just a different appliance.

 New air conditioners in West Palm Beach can be purchased and installed through EDS Air Conditioning, a family owned company that provides comfort and quality commercial air conditioners to businesses and Floridians alike.  They offer free estimates, as well as Senior and Military Discounts!

If I ever move back to Florida and am in need of an Air Conditioners, I am going to call a company that is license and insured by the state, like EDS air conditioning.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SlingGRIP get a better handle on your expensive devices

 slingGRIP review

I recently received a black SlingGRIP, which I immediately became excited about! My little ones love talking on the phone to their grandparents and I'm always worried about the phone getting dropped and having to purchase a new one. We have a Motorola Razr Maxx HD that is expensive (I won ours!) and I don't want to have to replace it should it break. The slingGRIP is great for giving you more freedom to text and walk the dog or eat ice cream!

The SlingGRIP is a product that is Made In the USA!

Also made with natural rubber elastic.
and recycled BPH Free plastic.
I put the slingGRIP on the phone as soon as it arrived, and to this very moment it is still stuck strong as ever. That's because it's made with 3M adhesive! It doesn't even seem loose or wiggly. I think it's going to last a long time. And we use it a lot, between family and business calls. The design is just one piece and super duper easy to apply! Just peel off the paper, line it up and stick it on! Press it down and it's stuck in seconds! (You can easily move it if you goof up, just be quick about it!)

I can totally see myself buying these very useful and practical gifts for my loved ones, especially the clumsier ones that are always shattering their screens! (you know who you are!!) I need a few more of these for my tablet, ipod and kindle, and I can even attack these to my kids expensive DS systems! That way I know they are safe as well.

One of the nicest features of the slingGRIP is that it's comfy and a one size fits all product. All members of the family can get a grip on this great product! The grip you get is tight, and my youngest uses it with the simplest of ease! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone and everyone.

It's available in 6 colors: Black, White, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Blue. Pick your favorite color or match to your your phone or purse!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

check out private party island party accessories

I moustache you a question....

Where do you get your party supplies???
My girls were psyched when a "mystery box" arrived, and I let them spend some guessing it's contents. While none of my girls got close to what was inside, they were thrilled none the less when they saw it was finger lights and inflatable long balloons and instructions for making balloon animals. We started with the balloons, since it was dark enough to try the finger lights. We received these items from! The inflatable balloons were just as much fun for me as they were for my girls, and imtriedm2 sad attempts at flowers, finally giving up and making everyone the only gallon animal I'd ever learned to make, the doggie. You know, the hot dog doggie that's super easy and cute! I'd show pictures but they didn't last long!! My kids were having such a good time and bouncing around that they popped their dogs! you can try your hand at your own animals by buying the balloon kits here:

Later that night, and after hearing "mom is it dark enough yet?" 9,000 times, we broke out the finger lights. We received enough to have all my girls wear 10 each. They couldn't wait to start pointing the bright colorful lights all over. They used them as nightlight by putting a few on their dresser knobs. They were able to light their rooms up and make shadow shapes and animals as well. They couldn't get enough of them, and all the girls asked to Jae them at the next birthday party/sleepover. As well entertained as they were, I'd be happy to! Not to mention the price! I was walking thru my grocery store earlier this week and I noticed the same type of finger lights with a price 1$/piece. The price is way less on this amazing site!

I urge you to check them out as I'm sure they will be a hit for your kids too! I know ill definitely be ordering from private island party for any party need, and much more!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.