Thursday, December 3, 2015

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

#LEGOcreativitytour ticket winner!


Wen Shen

You are the lucky winner of two (2) tickets to the #LEGOcreativitytour!

I have emailed the winner! 48 hours to respond!

Don't fret there is still tickets available if you haven't purchased yet! Below is the link and ticket availability!

Greater Columbus Convention Center – Columbus, Ohio


Friday Session 1: Tickets Available

Friday Session 2: Tickets Available


Saturday Session 2: SOLD OUT!


Sunday Session 1: Tickets Available

Sunday Session 2: SOLD OUT!

Sunday Session 3: Tickets Available

DON’T MISS OUT: Most sessions at each tour stop have 

sold out days in advance. Purchase your tickets now to ensure 

admission to the session of your choice.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

LEGO Creativity Tour + Giveaway!

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LEGO Creativity Tour, Powered by LEGO KidsFest, comes to Columbus, OH! 

I am super excited to be working with LEGO and the USFamilyGuide on this event! Legos are a staple in a childs growth and imagination. I couldn't imagine walking into my sons room and not seeing all his creations! 

-Event delivers immersive building activities for all LEGO enthusiasts Nov. 20-22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center-

Columbus, OH (June 10, 2015) - The LEGO Creativity Tour, powered by the team that runs the popular North American LEGO KidsFest tour, comes to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus Nov. 20 - 22 for eight identical sessions. The LEGO Creativity Tour will offer children of all ages an opportunity to build, create and enjoy an immersive LEGO experience through engaging play areas, family-oriented building activities and more.

Some of the activities in the 118,000 square-foot space include:

* LEGO Model Museum: walk among life-sized models made

from LEGO bricks 

* Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family 

* Challenge Zone: the whole family is on the hook to show off their

creative building skills in this emceed challenge
* Construction Zone: enjoy a creative build, play, and display area 

* LEGO DUPLO: the youngest builders can explore building their imaginations and so many ways to play with DUPLO bricks
* Brick Battle Zone: join a team and compete in fun activities like relay races, tower speed build and bridge building contests 

* Big Brick Pile: dive into the largest pile of LEGO bricks ever seen to build something amazing
* LEGO Art Gallery: create a

custom masterpiece and display it for all to see 

* Monochromatic Builds: limiting the materials to one color and one size creates amazing results
* And much more!

"Since we began the LEGO KidsFest six years ago, we have been flooded with requests to visit more cities and regions across the country, but they don't all have the space to host a KidsFest," said Vince Rubino, senior events manager at LEGO Systems, Inc. "The LEGO Creativity Tour leverages some of the best of the LEGO KidsFest experience in a more flexible format to enable us to visit with even more families with an interactive, hands-on LEGO celebration." 

Show sessions on Friday, Nov. 20 are 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20 and 22, sessions are 8:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. CHECK TIMES.

Tickets for the LEGO Creativity Tour are $19 (plus tax and service fees). Children under 2 are free. Go to for more information or to purchase tickets. 

TICKET Giveaway

One of MY followers will win:

 (2) tickets to the opening night session on Friday,  November 20  (5:30-8:30pm session).

 I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGO Creativity Tour on FACEBOOK, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities!!

Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG!

Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on Thurs, Nov 5 and announced on my Blog and notified via email, by yours truly!

*I may have received compensation for my honest review and time. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pampers #SagToSwag VoxBox


My little one is 16 months. So by now we have went through many diapers... And diaper brands! We have had rashes and blow-outs, ripped tabs, and SAGGY BOTTOMS!

I love that Pampers created a new design with 3 cells to lock on wetness and keep my baby from looking a mess (well at least on the back side!!)

We received the #SagToSwag VoxBox from Influenster! I was very happy to try these new Pampers! They fit great! And my baby loved that they still had her favorite character's on them. We went out the next day to buy diapers and i made sure to get the new Pampers design!

*All opinions are my own. I have received products in exchange for my honest review. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Radha Beauty: Intensive Youth Eye Gel Review + BONUS Products!

I am very happy to announce that this is my first partnership with BrandBacker!  I am very pleased to host Radha Beauty on Shiny& New!

Radha Beauty started in July of 2014. Even though they are a young company, they have accomplished very much and are now one of the top selling beauty brands on Amazon. I love that they only use natural and organic ingredients.

I got the pleasure of trying out three products from the Radha Beauty collection. Intensive Youth Eye Gel, Retinol Moisturizer, and Vitamin C Serum. I love them all, but I want to talk about the eye gel!
The Intensive Youth Eye Gel is packed full of vitamin enriched ingredients that are ready to whip those eyes back into shape. There is plant stem cells, Hyaluronic Acid, Peptide Complex, Vitamin E and Matrixyl 3000 all working to fight signs of aging. The benefits are:

  • Less noticeable dark circles, decreased puffiness, and sagging around the eyes.
  • Increased elasticity and plumping around eyes..
  • Moisturizes to give a much more youthful look
I loved the texture of this gel, it was creamy but not sticky. A little bit goes a long way. One little dot can do your whole eye and then some. I don't have many wrinkles yet, but I have been trying different creams to prevent them. This definitely ranks up with the pricey departments store brands but a much affordable price. This white bottle is a limited edition packing back stock from over the holidays, it is usually in a black bottle, but but who cares about the bottle color when the product is the same! Right now the Eye gel is on Amazon for $16! Purchase Here!

Let's not forget about the Retinol Moisturiser and Vitamin C Serum! Here is so highlights that I loved about them. Both are in eye catching and fancy bottle that make them feel even more luxurious! The retinol in the moisturiser helps to brighten dull skin, promote collagen and tone the skin. I am down for any product that helps get rid of dark spots and helps dry up acne, aren't you?  The Vitamin C serum helps to eliminate free radicals, fights spots caused by the sun, and diminish fine lines.

I was very pleased with the results that I seen in just one week! Can;t wait to see what they are like in a month! All three products can be found on Amazon  at amazingly low prices!!  I posted all of the links below!!

Disclosure: This is a review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ergobaby Carrier Giveaway

Welcome to the Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier Giveaway

Sponsored by Babies"R"Us & What to

Hosted by Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews

Co-hosted by Stellar Manic Mommy and Momma Without a Clue

Babies"R"Us's annual Love-It list, in partnership with go-to baby resource, What to, is an annual guide for parents to simplify their baby registry needs. Winner of a “Moms Love-It” Award, the  Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier is a must-have for all babies!
These innovative baby carriers include mom-approved safety and security features, with adjustable padded shoulder straps and waist belt, a large zippered storage pocket, and an adjustable hood that keeps baby shielded at all times. 


  • Cradles baby in an ergonomic, natural sitting position
  • Designed to distribute baby's weight between your hips and shoulders
  • Offers three carry positions: front, back and hip
  • 100% cotton shell and lining with reinforced stitching at the fabric intersections for durability
  • Shoulder strap is padded with 1" thick, high-density PU foam for comfort
  • Adjustable hood helps shield your child from the elements
  • Large, zippered storage pocket helps keep essential items handy
  • Machine washable
  • Waist belt circumference range: 26" - 55"
  • Shoulder strap length range: 24" - 44"
  • Baby weight range: 7* - 45 lbs. (*Newborn with infant insert, sold separately)
The Ergobaby baby carrier is a staple with respected celeb parents globally, including Gwen Stefani, Orlando Bloom and Natalie Portman, to name a few. For more information on the Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier, check this out.

For your chance to win your own Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier, check out this awesome giveaway!

Disclosure: Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews, Stellar Manic Mommy, Momma Without a Clue, nor any other participating bloggers received compensation for sharing this giveaway. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

WONDERPIEL Konjac Sponge Review

I was very excited to try a Konjac Facial Sponge. I had been hearing about them for some time now. The Konjac Facial Sponge is activated with bamboo charcoal.  It  is used to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, removes toxins, oils and impurities from your skin.  Which removes appearance of fatigue and it is suppose to help with acne prone skin. And It's great for sensitive skin too!

When I got the package I got a little scared! It did not feel like a sponge at all... but like a sweater brick, or a pedi-rock. Then I followed the directions on the back of the package. You must let it sit in water for a few minutes. I'm impatient though and just held it under running water for about 30 seconds. It soften up nicely and became a little fuller.

Then lightly scrub your face. I had on makeup the first time, so I added a bit of cleanser. A little dab goes a long way, I had lots of suds from a dime size amount. Next, you rinse it (and your face), then squeeze it with your hands until there is no more dripping water. Then I hung it up and let it air dry. The next day it looked like a raisin!

I love how my skin feels after using the sponge. It helps to exfoliate with out scratching your face! I would recommend sterilizing it in boiling water for a few seconds at least once a week. The sponges are suppose to be replaced about every 2-3 months.

You can purchase a WONDERPIEL Konjac Facial Sponge through Amazon at a great low price!!

Disclosure: This is a review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

InstaNatural Retinol cream, Eye gel and serum review | Shiny & New

I have never did much in the way of taking care of my skin. Just the normal, wash, zit cream, make up routine. But turning thirty I figure that if I want to keep my young girl face, then I better start doing something about it! I didn't know the first thing about wrinkle creams, or moisturizers for your eyes and neck!! YOUR NECK?? I have never even give neck wrinkles a first thought, let alone a second!! I took a long look in the mirror and started to freak... maybe I do have some fine lines on my forehead, maybe those bags under my eyes aren't from just being sleep deprived, and again the neck thing... yep it was happening! I guess that's what the past year with a new baby has done to me... took me from looking 25, to BEING 30!!

Thank the lord, InstaNatural came into my life! I have been using these products diligently, every night for the past two weeks. I started with the Vitamin C Eye Serum. It was a fun carrot orange color and the smell wasn't too bad.  I put it under my eyes and it gave a slight cooling sensation. It took a minute to dry and I still needed to rub it in a little so that I didn't have orange tints on my face. It's suppose to brighten you face, reduce puffiness, and etc. Which it might do with longer use.But after a few nights I switched to the Eye Gel.

After my first application of the Eye Gel, I could feel a slight tightening within a few minutes. So of course since I could actually feel it working, I continued to use this through out the remainder of the last two weeks. The Eye gel states that it can be used on your whole face and neck. I just used it around my eye area and a little on my forehead lines.

I have to say that I think the 2.5 Retionol Cream was my favorite of all three. After just two days I started to notice some dryer skin, which for me is a plus because i have oily skin! I did a light exfoliation and with in the first week I had less dark spots, less acne scars, and a blighter complexion. I think that I can even be brave and go without make up now!

I would definitely recommend trying this line from InstaNatural. They can be purchased from Amazon at a much lower price than the suggested retail price. Below are the links!

InstaNatural Eye Serum

InstaNatural Eye Gel  (Love this one!)

InstaNatural Retinol 2.5% Cream (My Fave!)

Disclosure: This is a review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Garcinia Cambogia By Full Time Energy Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

As we all know that when a baby comes so does the extra weight! That's what I went through this year, trying to lose the unwanted pounds! I was unfortunately stuck in a rut. I had no energy, no want, no will to get up and do anything. That is until I tried this little miracle pill by Full Time Energy!

Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit. The active ingredient in the fruit's rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetites!  It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry.  It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, too.

I was very hesitant at first to try something new. I was scared they would taste like nasty vitamins or make me have unwanted bathroom trips but it didn't! I started by taking one pill a day, even though it calls for 3 pills twice a day! Which I think would of been way too much for me! I have a feeling that I would be hanging from the ceiling fan at 4 am. I do NOT recommend taking them too late in the day! I took my dose before a late dinner and was up until 3 am. No sleep is not my cup of tea!

I definitely think that they are worth a try if you need more energy! Garcinia Cambogia by Full Time Energy gave me back my life! I'm back to blogging and all my crafts! And I wouldn't trade that for the world! 

You can purchase Garcini Cambogia by Full Time Energy HERE!!
for your chance to win a 60ct. bottle of Garcinia Cambogia by FULL TIME ENERGY!!

3 WINNERS will be chosen!!!

Disclosure: This is a review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dinner and a Movie V-Day special from

Cupid’s arrow has hit: it’s dinner & a movie!

This Valentine’s Day, escape the chill and cozy up for a night out with your loved ones! Enjoy a romantic dinner and a blockbuster hit with Specials by Restaurant.comDinner & a Movie deal. This offer includes two movie tickets and a $100 eGift card for only $30—an unbeatable 76% savings.

Check out hot movies titles like the “The Seventh Son,” “In the Heart of the Sea” or “Jupiter Ascending.Treat your Valentine kiddos to “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water. Or grab the gals and gear up for some saucy scenes in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

From friends and family to husbands and wives, Specials by Dinner & a Movie is the perfect way to say “I e-love you!”

Spread the love and take advantage of this deal today.

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Next Step by theVitaminShoppe review

Next Step is a meal replacement shake from theVitaminShoppe. These shakes support reduction of body fat and help reduces hunger and cravings. They provide 14g of protein, 5g of fiber and a blend of essential vitamins and minerals.  Tonalin CLA is a important ingredient to help reduce the body fat and create a leaner mass.

I have three flavors, Swiss Chocolate, French Vanilla and Fresh Berries. I am most excited about the Swiss Chocolate. Which from the reviews on the website, looks to be the top flavor!

For starters, I got the awesome shaker cup. It's very thick and durable. It comes with a shaker jack inside to help blend it all up. Each packet is to be combined with 8 oz. of water. I think i can choke that much down... (I worked at a bar long enough to know how to throw back something that tastes nasty! HA!). I opened that pack and took a whiff... mm... smell pretty yummy to me. Still hesitant though, I know this is going to be another terrible vitamin flavor shake. So next I poured it in and started shaking... kinda fun to play with your food! I did notice that it took quite a bit of shaking to get it mixed, and still its kinda lumpy on top. I even took a spoon and tried to demolish it... but nope its still there. I gave up! Let's just get this over with!

It tastes like instant chocolate pudding mix. You know before it sets. I'm sure most of you have stole the whisk or spoon after mom mixed it! It a good sweet chocolate flavor but it's of course powdery. TO my surprise though, It does not taste like vitamins!

I can't tell you if it worked for curbing my hunger though... as my daily supplements already do that.
Tomorrow I will try the French Vanilla and update this post.

These shakes are sold in packets and in bigger tubs and can be purchased HERE!

Disclaimer - I received this product in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Slimquick Pure Gummies

SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Gummies

Lose 3X the Weight*
With Bio Pure Green TeaTM
Stimulant Free
Amazing Mixed Berry Flavor

I will be receiving and reviewing this product real soon! In the mean time, here is some information and a $5 off coupon!!

SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Gummies are sweet and juicy mixed berry flavored and are all-natural and free of artificial colors. In fact, they are such a treat you won't believe they are actually helping you lose weight! SLIMQUICK Pure is a ground-breaking formula that's designed to help women lose 3 time the weight in 13 weeks. It's exclusive natural extract is so potent, it makes SLIMQUICK Pure the most effective female weight loss supplement. 

SLIMQUICK Pure has isolated the fat burning components in green tea that speed up your metabolism better than any unhealthy chemical ingredient. SLIMQUICK Pure with BioPure Green Tea allows for three times the absorption of fat burning agents called catechins, and you can lose three times the weight. Guaranteed. That's right, lose weight or your money back.

*A clinical study has shown that overweight women using SLIMQUICK Pure's key ingredient, along with a 1350 calorie diet, lost 25 pounds vs. 8 pounds with diet alone in just 13 weeks. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Reese Spreads review

There is not much to say about Reese's as a brand, it speaks for it's self. I was very excited when I found out that I was going to be  receiving a VoxBox from Influenster featuring a jar of REESE SPREADS! First things first, the jar had its reputably famous orange and yellow, that's enough to call you in!
I opened and with one whiff...
I was smitten...

Immediately, my children was hovering. They couldn't wait to get their paws on the goods! Next thing you know we were scouring the kitchen searching for something to put this on. It didn't take long to come across the big plate of homemade cereal bars from the night before! It was perfect! Actually too perfect... 

It only took a second for us to realize, and we all agreed. "We must hide this from dad!"
So, up in the cabinet it went. Until the night of the National Championship game, Ohio State vs. Oregon. We are a house of Buckeyes. What's more perfect than a Chocolate peanut butter cookie!?! So, snuck it out the cabinet when no one was looking and made the most delicious peanut butter cookies I have ever tasted! They only lasted about twenty minutes!

We really enjoyed reviewing Reese Spreads! I will be sharing this recipe with all my friends and family! Please feel free to email me for it!

"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."


Just in time for the nasty cold and flu season, Mckinley and I will be reviewing this new baby aspirator!

 If you've ever used a bulb or battery-type aspirator to clear the mucus out of your little one's nose, you've probably said to yourself: "There has to be a better way!" Well, we just found a better way and it's called the BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator. Here's the secret: It works so much better because it uses your own suction. Think about it: your own lungs are a strong, natural vacuum cleaner - much more powerful than a tiny bulb or battery-powered motor. And the result is just a more effective method of clearing your baby's sinuses. 

But have no fear; you won't suck boogies into your mouth because of the design of the receptacle and the tissue filter that you insert into the body of the aspirator. This is why pediatricians are recommending BabyComfyNose to moms and dads.

 Recently, Dr. Sears of The Doctors TV Show recommended the BabyComfyNose as the best way to clear babies' noses. Take a look at the video 'How to Use the BabyComfyNose' here to see how well it works. Enter USFAMILY at checkout for a 20% discount. Or get the best retail pricing at Walgreens stores and save the shipping!

Free Case and Sunscreen sample from BanZ!

Miss Mckinley and I are excited to get to review such a cool product, BanZ! We spend a lot of time outside during the warmer months and these sporty glasses will be going definitely be a great accessory to her cute summer dresses! Not to mention Mommy is very excited for her little eyes to be proteccted from the bad rays!

Created in Australia, BanZ has a complete protection collection of sun safety products for children ages 0-12. Sunglasses, hats, hearing protection and swimwear are available in multiples styles and sizes as well as sunscreen, swim goggles and more.

Free Case & Sunscreen Sample - Use coupon code FREE at checkout to receive a BanZ slip case as well as a sunscreen sample.