Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Giveaway

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Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway 2013

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 Disclosure: I received a free product for review purposes. The opinions I have shared are honest, and my own.   

Just a few days ago I received a 1.7 FL oz bottle of Vera Wang's eau de parfum spray from to review, and I was very excited to to receive it. I had sprayed a sample of it on me while sing in Macy's Department Store, but that was over a year ago, and I had forgotten how it smelled. 

Vera Wang's eau de Parfum has a very light, but long lasting fragrance. It's very noticeable, yet it's not over powering.  I have warn perfumes in the past that were so strong,  you could smell me coming from a half a block away. I had this happen to me a few years ago when on my way to do some shopping. When I arrived near the front of the store a guy said to me, "Ma'am I smelled your perfume way before you got here!" Lol That gengentleman didn't seem to mind the loudness of my purfume very much, but what he said stuck with me.  I have also had the very opposite to happen, when I've spent a nice piece of change on a major brand name item,  and not get one compliment. Needless to say when that happens I never purchase that particular product again.  This was not the case with Vera Wang's eau de parfum however.  It has a lovely delicate scent that still manages to make its presence known, but in a very suttle way.

I highly recommend for the excellent deals they offer on their website. They sell brand name products, but for a nominal price. They also offer special money saving coupons which are made available to you directly on their website. This makes it more convenient for you to complete your Holiday shopping. It also allows you to score some fantastic deals in the process. Please do consider them when online for your Holiday gift shopping needs.  I also recommend Vera Wang's eau de parfum to any one in the market for a new fragrance. It will make a great gift for yourself,  your friends, and family members as well. If you are interested in purchasing a bottle of Vera Wang's eau de parfum then you can find it HERE!

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A special thank you goes out to for being gracious enough to sponsor this Giveaway! They have agreed to give one (1) winner a $50 eGift Card to shop on their website at the end of this promotion. This giveaway will begin on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013, at 11:00 pm and will end Friday, December 11th, 2013, at 11:00 pm.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

My Review on isABelt and a Giveaway

(Via the isABelt website) 
isABeltORIGINAL ® - NOW ONE SIZE(Fits size 0 up to 50+ “) and FLAT MAGNETIC CLASP… The MUST HAVE Fashion “fix-it” accessory, this thin, strong and flexible clear plastic belt virtually disappears when worn and provides you with the assurance that all is secure without even knowing it’s there.  IsABelt prevents back gap, slippage and of course, belt bulk and belt bulge. The isABelt solves all of these fashion issues and many more. Available in clear and black. - See more at:

Now, let me tell you what I think
When I do reviews, I vow to give you my honest opinion about any product, and that is what I am going to do with this one.  I have really struggled with this, because I personally do not like the isABelt

I am a plus size woman, upon agreeing to review the isABelt, I was told it was slimming, that it would help with any back gap and slippage of pants. I personally could not get the belt to work for me. While it was not at it's largest setting, it was close, and it did not have any sort of slimming effect. I kept having to pull up my pants, while wearing isAbelt, which makes it pretty much pointless.

Upon asking my family what they thought, they all said that the belt looked very cheap and either looked like a clear bra strap or packaging material.  My sister (and co-author of this blog) did try it on as well, and she did have a little more success.  She said she did feel like the belt was keeping her pants from slipping as much.  However, she agreed with me that the belt did nothing as far as a slimming effect.  

Once again, this is my honest opinion.  I really do wish I could have writing a completely positive review, but that has not been my experience with the isABelt

If you are still interested in trying the isABelt, I would suggest that you try and win one for yourself. They have offered to let me giveaway one to a reader. You can enter in the form below.
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, this just happens not to be one of them.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Welcome to the #COACH Handbag Giveaway!

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Welcome to the #COACH Handbag Giveaway!

  • Signature fabric with patent fabric trim
  • Inside zip and multi function pockets
  • Zip Top closure
  • Outside open pocket
  • Handles with 7" drop
  • Value at $328
Diva Fabulosa & Beauty and Fashion Diva together with a group of awesome bloggers are bringing you this giveaway to bring cheer to the holidays!

This has to be one of the most exciting giveaways I've posted on here.  I've been looking forward to it since I signed up.  I hope one of my readers wins. 

One very lucky person will walk around with their very own Coach Bag this Christmas.
Giveaway will run from November 20, 2013 till December /18/2013 at 11:59pm EST, is open worldwide, must be 18 + to enter, and use the Giveaway Tools widget below. Good Luck!

I have not been compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open Worldwide, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s), Diva Fabulosa will be responsible for prize fulfillment. My blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsor of this event will be responsible for fulfillment of prize Diva Fabulosa. This even is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
If you have questions about this giveaway please feel free to contact Jade at

Monday, November 18, 2013

Order Out of Chaos® Academic Planner Review

This Review was also published on Baby Marohn.
Also posted on When I was in elementary school, our school started providing us with planners that we could write homework due dates, school events, tests dates, and help us start keeping a schedule of our daily lives.  I didn't understand then, why an academic planner was any use, and it was so annoying to me because it had to be signed by a parent every night.  By the time I was in high school, the school system I was in had done away with them all together, and my study habits were a complete mess.  

I was so glad to see that the academic planners were coming back, and now even easier to use.  My favorite planner was developed by Leslie Josel and Order Out of Chaos®

Leslie is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and an expert in chronic disorganization so, she know a thing or two about how to keep people organized.

The front of the organizer is a nice laminated thick card stock paper.  

The first page you see when you open up the Academic Planner is a sheet for the information of the person the organizer belongs to.  

The next page in the 2013-2014 planner is the August calender.  This page is a little different, because that is the last page that is a full page.  On the left hand side of this page there is a column that has places where you can pencil in your class schedule, and there are is times for after school activities.  

I would definitely use pencil in that left hand column because you use that same column all year long. As you can see in the photo below it is the same column.

Next, you can see that you have the subject column on the left hand side, but then you have columns for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and so on across the page.  Each day there are blocks for each subject where you can write in, and then smaller blocks for after school activities.  I don't know if you can see by my terrible photos, but the days also have the date beside them.  

The last page in the book is really nice.  It is a plastic pocket so your student can keep important papers for parents or maybe something that is important to them.  

I really like these academic planners, and they are so much better than what we had in school.  

If you would like to get one of these amazing planners for your little (or big) kid you can do so on Order Out of Chaos' website here:!/~/product/category=5059090&id=21117059
They come in four different colors: Blue Kaleidoscope, White Out, Grey Stripes (like mine pictured above), and Bright Waves (which is currently sold out). The planner is normally $19.99 but is on sale right now for $15, and I feel that this is a very good investment for your student.  

I want to thank Order Out of Chaos for providing me with one of their Academic Planners free of charge.  Even though, they provided me with a free product, these opinions are 100% my own, and I was in no way compensated monetarily for this review.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

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.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Steamboy Steam Mop #Giveaway!

Steamboy Steam Mop Giveaway!

Sponsored By:  Allergy Buyers Club

Hosted By:  More Than Mommy

Allergy Buyers Club is a company where you can find all manner of items dedicated to making your home a more healthful, allergy-free place to be. They have been a top retailer in the industry since 1998, and they genuinely care about your health and well-being.

They care so much that they are giving away a Steamboy Steam Mop to one lucky winner! The Steamboy Mop is a great way to get hard floors and even soft carpets clean without using harmful chemicals. You can find a full review of the Steamboy Steam Mop HERE.

This giveaway ends November 29th. There will be one winner 18+, U.S. residents only. One entrant per household, please!

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Friday, November 1, 2013

$100 Black Friday Shop Till You Drop Giveaway PayPal or Gift Card

Black Friday 2013 $100 Giveaway brought to you by Xtreme Qpon and Minding My Matters
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Yes, it is approaching. Some people love it and some hate it. It's Black Friday and the sales will be mind blowing! Start it off right with an extra $100 in your pocket!

I personally only shop online, but this would be great for cyber Monday too.

Xtreme Qpon and Minding My Matters have joined with Co-Hosts: Capris Coupons My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life Money Saving Deals Life with Norma Kay Five Dollar Shake And many other absolutely amazing bloggers to bring you this rockin' giveaway! One lucky winner will walk away with an extra $100 in their pocket just in time for Black Friday!
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U.S. Only Giveaway dates 11/1 - 11/22 Prize: $100 PayPal or Gift Card (winners choice)

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