194- Love and Beauty

 Thursday, March 31, 2011

Whenever I am in the mall I stop at Forever 21. Sure the clothes are cheap and the place is a mess but Forever 21 carries Love & Beauty an affordable line of nail polish that delivers.

As you would expect with everything Forever 21 the actual Love and Beauty bottles are exactly the same as L.A. Girls lacquer bottles. Unlike L.A. Girls however, Love and Beauty does not label these polishes with their names. I hate that!

I have no idea what the name is that I am showing you. Im so sorry! Its really not my fault, please forgive me :)

This is an awesome dark red polish with gold glitter. 


It was so hard to capture this shade. I had to turn flash off and then try to lighten up the picture but it was hard. I did my best and I think most are color accurate.


This shade is deep vampy and fashion forward. Unfortunatly I dont love the shade on my own nails. My skintone just does not work and It looked like blood to me. This will go into the swap pile which is a shame because its gorgeous!


This was sheer on the first coat, good on the second and perfect on the third. The brush is easy to use and the formula was great. For a glitter 3 coats isnt that bad. This baby dries fast and really shines in the light. It is really pretty just not for me!


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193- Crazy Cat Lady Board Game!

 Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Have you ever looked at something and thought, "Wow, who would decide to make this?" and then end up buying it? That was my reaction with the Crazy Cat Lady Board Game.


I have always loved the classic board games. When I was younger I just adored Monopoly and games with me could take hours. I was never that into video game but board games were my favorite. I have seen some funny interpretations of board games but never any as unique as the one I am reviewing.


Here is the description:
The Crazy Cat Lady is headed out into the world to run some errands. On her journey, she might visit the pet store, the supermarket, the vet, or the animal shelter. No matter where she goes, she's always looking for more cats! Live out your dream of becoming a crazy cat lady through this fun filled game! Great for parties, holidays, and family night. Suitable for up to 4 players or teams, ages 8 +.


So basically the makers of this game decided that there is a big enough audience of cat lovers that this would be acceptable. You know what, they were right! I am such a cat lady with my kitty and I know a lot of other women who love their felines just as much as I do. This game is hysterical and is basically a functioning gag gift. I love it! 


So where did I get this game? It was ON SALE at 13 deals.com

Do you guys know about 13deals.com? Its an online website that always have 13 awesome deals on sale. Sometimes there are even more but never less! When you see something you like you have to buy it quick because everything does sell out. My Crazy Cat Lady Board Game? IT SOLD OUT!

So do you want your very own Crazy Cat Lady Board Game? I know you do! 13Deals has actually reserved a game for Toes That Twinkle followers and has generously offered to give it out to one of you guys!


Win It!


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Rules: Giveaway open to US. Giveaway will end May 2nd 2011 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be chosen via Random Org and contacted by email.

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192- Crunchy N Yummy!

 Monday, March 28, 2011

Do you have the case of the Mondays? I don't! I got excellent news on Thursday and Friday so I am still in a state of euphoria. 


I love dried fruit. Dried Strawberries, bananas- everything! I love to add dried fruit to my cereal or just eat it for a snack. The problem is that with most dried fruit sugar is added to keep the taste sweet. Crunchy N Yummy is different because their dried fruits have no sugar added. You get the real fruit taste in dried fruit form!



I tried out one of each of the following flavors: Banana, Mango, Pineapple, Strawberry and Papaya. I think my favorites were banana and mango. Strawberry was a close third but I am so used to freeze dried strawberries so it wasn't a big surprise. 



Crunchy N Yummy is great for the whole family as any age loves freeze dried fruit!



About the Products:
Crunchy N Yummy™ freeze-dried fruits taste great, contain many natural vitamins, and are the perfect daily serving of flavor and nutrition.
Crunchy N Yummy™ fruits are naturally freeze-dried at their peak of flavor. Our freeze-dried fruits retain all of their color, flavor, and nutritional value.  Crunchy N Yummy™ does not contain any preservatives, salt, sweeteners or gluten. Crunchy N Yummy™ is made from 100% natural fruit for 100% natural taste.
At Crunchy N Yummy™, we believe in upholding a social responsibility to our consumers, farmers, and the environment. That is why we use only the highest quality organic fruits sourced from local farmers in South America and regionally packaged.  Also, the water that is removed from our fruits in the freeze-dry process is returned to our farmers for growing the next generation of delicious, fresh, and juicy fruit.
Crunchy N Yummy™ is easy to store, carry, and serve plus a nutritiously guaranteed way to provide your loved ones with a daily dose of healthy, natural fruit.
Crunchy N Yummy™ is a healthy natural snack, made from ripe fresh fruit at the peak of sweet juicy taste.

Buy it: You can buy Crunchy N Yummy™ at select retailers and Amazon.com.

Win it: One lucky reader will win a bag of each Crunchy N Yummy fruit flavor. This giveaway will end May 1st at 12 PM EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the US.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me why you want the Crunchy N Yummy dried fruit and the thing you like the most about the product! You must also follow me on GFC and leave the name you follow under.
 
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191- Sweet Pea the Bumble Bee :)

 Sunday, March 27, 2011

Once in a while I stumble onto a product that just really makes me smile. In this case I couldn't refrain being happy when I received my copy of Sweet Pea the Bumble Bee Being ExtraOrdinary.


As a blogger I try to find interesting products to review and this book is certainly interesting! Sweet Pea the Bumble Bee is a book with inspirational quotes next to the cutest pictures of a french bulldog. 



The serious of Sweet Pea books were photographed by a husband and wife team who loves taking pictures of their pet Sweet Pea. I think its so sweet that these books became a family project! Sweet Pea brings you adorable pictures and quotes that really warm the heart.

I think this cute little book is great for any dog lovers who love kitsch or just like to look at cute pictures! The photography is good but the personality on Sweet Pea is just remarkable! I wish I had a dog just to dress them up after reading this short book. 

Sweet Pea the Bumble Bee is part of a larger series of Books. which include: Sweet Pea The Bumble Bee, Spreading the Buzz of the Holiday Season, and Sweet Pea The Bumble Bee, What do want to BeeCome?

Here is the sneak peak the authors gave of the book I received:

Want to smile? You have to read Sweet Pea's Bio as it will make your day!

Here is the description:
The Book Sweet Pea the Bumble Bee, Beeing ExtraOrdinary is very inspirational for all ages. With wit and humor, the reader's mind is charged with creativity and inspired to have a positive outlook on life. Readers' will find Sweet pea very motivating. This book conveys many wonderful lessons in life, but most importantly to Bee Yourself.

 What do you think? I think Sweet Pea is so adorable! This book is such a pick-me-uper and I suggest it as gifts for any pet lovers.

Check out Sweet Pea's website and tell me which book you want the most!

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Swimwear for Spring and Summer!

 Friday, March 25, 2011

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express. All opinions are 100% mine.

Aren't you ready for sunny weather? I am! I just love the warmer climates and cant wait to put on some cute new bathingsuits. All of the swimwear collections for spring and summer have already come out and I wanted to share some cute Express women's swimwear that I love.

The Express Swim Collection 2011 of women's swimwear is consisted of some pretty fabulous new suits! Getting ready for summer bathing suit season is always stressful, but allow Express to help you help yourself make it LESS so.

Express is a pretty trendy store but also produces some quality pieces that will last seasons to come. Express's monokinis
, string bikinis, strapless and halter suits are all adorable.. I just love all the extra details on the bathing suits like the ruffles and stone. The sexy self-tie sides, glam beaded embellishments and polished metal hardware are all extra factors that can add alot to a suit.. There are a bevy of prints, solid colors and textures to choose from--stripes, animal prints and neons abound. The bathing suit separates range from $24-$49, so you won't blow your bank account on your beach look this summer.

I love the new swimsuits.  There are removable padding in the tops. The adjustable aspects of the padding really makes me feel that my bathing suit will be right for me and the bottoms cover my tush!

Check them out yourself at
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190- Wicky Tees!

I got this awesome t-shirt from the Wicky Tees website and wanted to review it for my awesome followers. 

If you havent noticed yet, I love T-shirts and Im always looking for that funny tshirt that will get people talking. Well I think that American public associates sumo wrestlers with sports but Im not so sure that we associate it with baseball. For this reason I thought the t-shirt I chose from Wicky Tees was so funny! I love the simple yet hilarious graphic design and will be sporting this shirt to get laughs!


One of the first things I noticed about the Wicky Tees website is the awesome deals the site offers. Every day there is a special free t-shirt of the month giveaway. I love giveaways! The price of the t-shirts are all super cheap and great deals.  The shipping was super fast and my t-shirt arrived promptly and well packaged. The communication between buyer and seller is great and Im really impressed with my shirts quality.
 
The shirt is a little long but if thats the only complaint I have its nothing. I really love this shirt and would reccomend Wicky Tees website if your looking for a one stop site for buying funny t-shirts.
 
The quality of the t-shirts are much better than I expected. I was so impressed with the shirt I got! I just love it. Its a plain white t-shirt with the graphic design. Its very flattering and soft. I got my usual size and it fits wonderfully. The shirt is 100% cotton.
 
Here is my shirt!
I love it and I wanted to show you guys some other designs from wicky tees!


You can buy my shirt here. Please Check out Wicky Tees and tell me which shirt you like best!

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189- Awesome Pretzel Gift Basket +Giveaway!

 Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gift Baskets have always been a way to surprise someone with a nice thought like a congratulations basket or a thank you for doing me a favor basket. Most of these baskets were filled with food and the receiver always loved being surprised with a nice big basket at their door. 

I was thrilled to arrive home and find a big beautiful Snack Basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets! (Isnt it lovely)
This basket came in the Gourmet Gift Basket box and was wrapped nicely and topped with a bow. all the items in the box were tacky glued to the other items to insure that no product would move around or fall out. I thought that Gourmet Gift Basket knew what they were doing and of course my basket came in perfect condition.
So what was in my Gift Basket? So many things:

· Dipping Pretzels by East Shore Specialty Foods - 6 oz. – East shore is known for their plump and salts pretzel sticks which are meant for dipping.
· Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip by Robert Rothschild Farm – 7.8 oz. – This Robert Rothschild pretzel dip is a delicious blend of juicy raspberries, clover honey and tangy mustard. Not only does it have a distinctive flavor, but it’s also all natural. Kosher and gluten free.
· Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Brent & Sam’s – 7 oz. – Made from scratch, these cookies have a crunchy style and are tangy yet sweet to the taste. The key lime flavor is perfectly balanced out by the sweetness of the white chocolate chips.
· Almond Pecan-dy Crunch by Morley Candy Makers – 9.25 oz. – This gourmet popcorn by Morley Candy Makers is renowned for being one of the best. With whole almonds and pecans, the irresistible buttery toffee evenly coats every bite.
· Salted Peanuts in Box by Feridie’s – 7 oz. – Feridie’s uses only the best of Virginia’s peanuts, the top 2% of the crop each year. Once picked, they are roasted in pure peanut oil and salted to perfection.
· Petite Cheese Biscuits by Salem Baking Co. – 1.5 oz. – This beautiful tin is filled with savory, bite-sized biscuits that are baked with finely milled wheat flour and extra-sharp aged cheddar cheese. They are accented with the delicate crunch of toasted rice and a hint of cayenne and paprika.
· Metropolitan Trail Mix by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 4 oz. – Our metropolitan mix is all natural and contains exotic fruit like papaya and pineapples as well as raisins, cranberries and bananas. It also has whole peanuts, almonds and pepitas.  It’s a natural and delicious snack!
· Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion Peanut Company – 10 oz. – These peanut squares by Old Dominion can be found in all of our snack gift basket made with a bit of brown sugar and only the freshest grade AA butter. These ingredients combined with lightly salted peanuts makes for a scrumptious and crunchy treat.
· Peanut Roll by Dillon Candy Co. – 3 oz. – Dillion Candy starts their roll with a fluffy nougat center which is covered by a distinct layer of caramel and is then rolled in lightly salted peanuts. This amalgam of texture and flavors makes for the most delectable of peanut rolls.
· Coconut Bar by Oskri Organics – 2.2 oz. – This bar is 100% organic made of only fresh coconut and rice syrup. It has a delicious crunch and is sure to satisfy any coconut lover.

 All the items were delicious but I have to name some favorites. I loved the key lime white chocolate cookies and the pretzels and pretzel dipping sauce! YUM I really enjoyed sampling each snack and thought they were all good. Gourmet Gift Baskets really did an excellent job and I would greatly recommend this online store whenever you want to buy or give a gift basket. 

Wait, thats not all!
Gourmet Gift Baskets is nice enough to give away one snack basket to a lovely follower! (Retail $59.99)



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Hump Day Blog Hop!

 Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Hump Day!!
...and rest assured, because its all down hill from here. In a good way!

Its Hump Day!
This is another midweek blog/twitter/facebook hop! But only link up just 1 of the three!

Our Guest Host This Week: Me! Toes That Twinkle








1. Follow your host  Mommy Only Has Two Hands  and Toes That Twinkle with what they link up on the linky form, which could be twitter, blog or a facebook page.
2. retweet/facebook, Friend Feed, Dig, stumble, whatever this hop. You can do this with my tweet button in the top left corner of this post or with the sexy bookmarks widget at the bottom of this post. The more people who know about this, the more fun it is...and the more followers. 
3. Follow who ever follows you! Of course you might have to initiate a follow by following people on the linky.

That is it!!

If you would like me to follow you, leave a comment and your URL to your blog, twitter or facebook page! 

It would be nice if you displayed the button in your post or blog sidebar. I just ask you only link up Family Friendly Blogs, Twitter or Facebook accounts only. I will make sure its family friendly!! Link up and have fun, after all the week is half way over....

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188- Udderly Smooth!

 Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Winter was so harsh on my skin. Lotion was the key to keep my hands and even feet nice and smooth. I always have lotion with me and I have a couple different lotions to apply after removing nail polish.


There are so many different lotions on the market. You can buy scented lotions that barely work but smell nice, sparkle lotions that make you sparkle more then they soften skin or you stick to the moisturizing lotions that might not have the pretty scent but really do its job.

Well I confess that I am all for a nice smelling lotion but when my skin really needs relief I turn to Udderly Smooth Lotions. 


I tried out Udderly Smooth Moisturizing Lotion, Udderly Smooth Udder Cream, and Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream(for cyclists). 


Originally developed for use on dairy cows, Udderly Smooth Udder Cream. is used by many people for their dry and chapped skin. Use Udderly Smooth as an everyday multipurpose moisturizing lotion. Udderly Smooth. contains rich moisturizing ingredients that perform to soften dry, chapped skin.Udderly Smooth is available in 2 oz tubes, 4 oz. tubes, 8 oz jars, 10 oz with pump, 12 oz jars, 16 fl. oz bottles and 32 fl oz bottles.
 
 
The packaging on my products was so cute. All the Moo's in Smooth were bolded so they definitely went with the cow theme. In fact there were some adorable spots on all the products especially the cyclist creme. 
 
 
 Udderly Smooth made my skin feel great!  My skin was so soft and smooth.  It didn't leave my skin feeling slimy or greasy either.  I used my lotion on my arms, hands, legs and feet.  A small bit of this lotion goes a long way which is great and means that my lotions will last a long time :)
 

The scent is good, not over-powering nor is it the best scent I have ever smelled.  Perfect for men, women and children. The great thing about Udderly Smooth is that it has so many uses.  It can be used on dry and cracked skin, for Diabetes foot care, as a facial moisturizer, as an everyday moisturizing lotion and so much more.  Their are so many awesome options for these lotions.
 
 
 
Udderly Smooth is available in retailers nationwide, both in stores and online.  Including:  Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, Hancock Fabrics, Rite Aid, Amazon.com, Walgreens and Safeway
 

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187- Miss Red Riding Hood!

 Monday, March 21, 2011

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I am sorry that I did not post yesterday I was hosting a large event and I was so so stressed. Luckily it was a success and now I can start my week with a good note!

I just love halloween. I think I have always been the girl who loves to dress up and adapt a new persona for one night. I actually had to go dressed up in a costume for my event yesterday (I went as a mannequin) so I am always looking for new cute costumes. 
My criteria for the costumes I select is to be a little flirty but be covered up. I dont want wardrobe misfunctions and anything with the name Little Miss or Sexy in front of the costume just means your buying lingerie and when I go out I want to be covered!

I had the opportunity to find a costume I would like to review from Costume Discounters. It was quite a feat just to find the costume I wanted becuase lets face it Costume Discounters have hundreds of awesome costumes. I looked at some sexy costumes, some fairy costumes before decided on the costume I ultimately chose!

I decided to go with the Miss Red Riding Hood Costume!


I picked this specific costume for a couple reason. 1st of all its flirty and cute, then my favorite reason is that it covers everything- even my arms and the length is great on me (but I am short so I guess Im lucky) The retail price of the costume was $40 but at Costume Discounters they sell if for only $29! Thats over 25% off and this is not even a sale costume. I know where I will be shopping around Halloween :) I also really liked that this costume wasn't one size fits all so I could get the right fit. I ended up sizing up so my costume is a bit big but it is so confortable. I dont mind big costumes because I can always wear a nude bodysuit underneath if its a cold night. 


My costume arrived fast and their shipping cost is so reasonable. I was very impressed with Costume Discounter's communication and shipping service. My costume arrived in a little package and was folded nice and neat.


The only complaint I have with Costume Discounter's is when you go to the Miss Riding Hood product page the description is for an angel! I had to guess by looking at the picture that I was getting what I wanted. 

My particular costume came with a dress, a hood/cape  and a little petticoat that's attached to the dress. I thought the quality was great for a costume and wasn't itchy at all. I have had some pretty uncomfortable costumes over the years and thankfully this isnt one of them!

All in All, I LOVE my costume and thought Costume Discounters was a great store to order from. I am definitiely going to keep checking back as they continue to get new costumes. I just loved browsing their huge inventory. I thought the communication and shipping was great and the quality of my Miss Red Riding Hood costume was much better than I thought. 

Costume Discounters is even having this promotion:


So whats stopping you? You know you will get a great deal and the selection is great if you need a costume go to Costume Discounters :)

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