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Easter Gift Guide 2017

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Cookies and cakes are, without a doubt, one of the best snacks. Otis Spunkmeyer has some of the absolute best cookies and cakes that my family has tasted!

About Otis Spunkmeyer

So, Otis Spunkmeyer isn’t actually a person. Say what?!?!? Yep, it’s true, very true. Back in 1976 Ken Rawlings was walking through the Fox Hills Mall cakesin Los Angeles when something hit him on the nose. Well, it was more in the nose. It was the smell of fresh baked cookies. The realization that he could make a living surrounded by that heavenly smell inspired him to open a cookie shop. His daughter came up with the Otis Spunkmeyer name, and it stuck. The first store was in Oakland, and by 1979 he had left his day job to run the store full time. He quickly realized that he was onto something, and started moving towards wholesale. He started delivering to restaurants, delis and cafeterias and any other business that wanted to sell fresh baked cookies. The rest, well, it was history! Now Otis Spunkmeyer is a common household name, and their products are loved by all!

Golden Crème Cakes

cakesTake a bite of this delicious spongy vanilla snack cake. It will make you happy. And then a split-second later, you will discover an even more delicious vanilla crème center, and you will be even happier.

When we first got these cakes, and I showed them to my husband, he told me there was no way that they could compete with the “other brand.” Then he took a bite, and it was all over. These golden cakes are much fresher, and more moist. They just had a flavor that the other brands just can’t compete with.

My husband has been a loyal consumer to the other brand his whole life, so he was sure that nothing could measure up to those. And he was right. Otis Spunkmeyer didn’t measure up to the other brand…they surpassed them! These golden cakes are super soft, almost fluffy-like. The center filling is amazing! I personally don’t like the other brand, so I didn’t think I would like these. Boy, was I wrong! These don’t taste anything like the other brand at all! There really is no comparison.

Strawberry Frosted Golden Crème Cakes

Think you love the golden crème cakes? Wait until you try the strawberry frosted ones! I am not much of a strawberry person, but these were notcakes overwhelming at all. It was a light, subtle strawberry flavor, that anyone will love. The cakes are not strawberry flavored, but rather they are the golden crème cakes, complete with the vanilla crème center. The icing is what has strawberry in it.

These are just as light and fluffy as the un-iced ones. These don’t have a ton of icing on them, but it is a decently thick layer. Basically enough to make it sweet and yummy, but not so much that it’s too sweet to eat. These particular cakes have been hidden, so that only I can find them! They are mine, mine, mine!!

Chocolate Chip Super Cookie

cakesMy, oh my, oh my! This 9″ super cookie is probably the best cookie I’ve ever eaten in my life. Seriously. So, you know how you can get those big giant cookies in the bakery section of a grocery store? If you said yes, you probably also know that those cookies usually taste stale and kind of icky. So, when I got this, to be quite honest, I fully expected it to be icky. I really need to learn to set my expectations higher, because this super cookie completely blew me away!

The first thing I noticed was the paper tray it came on. This tray exists, instead of plastic, so that you can warm up the cookie. I mean, who doesn’t love fresh, warm cookies? So, I warmed the cookie up, and tried it out. Wowsers! This is one amazing cookie! So, I went to their website to see a little bit about why it tasted so good. Did you know that Otis Spunkmeyer puts molasses in their cookies? No wonder it tastes so good.

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We all want the best for our skin. For most, that means organic skin care. With prices being high, it can be hard to find the right skin care within budget. Skinerals has a line that isn’t expensive, and is organic.

About Skinerals Organic Skin Science..

Skin Science is dedicated to providing you with organic skin solutions to get back the skin you were born with. Skinerals Theraceutical Skin Solution is formulated from hundreds of different minerals and earth elements to help revitalize your skin to its natural state. Skinerals provides relief to people suffering from irritating skin conditions of all types. Made from 100% organic materials that are all found in nature. Minerals Not Chemicals!

Your body has a genetic code for every cell in your body, when cells are damaged especially a prolonged time chronic conditions can develop. Skinerals formulas promote healthy cell growth and development, which may give you relief from many chronic, irritating and embarrassing skin conditions. Our team has dedicated its study and focus to reliving people of the burdens of skin irritation and disease in a safe natural way. At Skinerals we believe that our mother earth holds all of the ingredients to mend what ails us.

Luminous Citrine Facial Cleanser..

organicIngredients in Luminous Citrine Facial Cleanser ($19.99) include water, orange peel oil, rooibus leaf, olive oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, activated charcoal, white tea extract and tamanu seed oil. What’s great about our cleanser is that it’s much more than a soap – it provides nutrients to your skin. When you use our product, you will nourish your face with vitamin C, B5 and E.

Radiant Opaline Facial Toner..

Our Radiant Opaline Facial Toner ($19.99) is designed for all skin types. It is made with natural and organic organicingredients, which helps to prevent allergic reactions and skin irritations. When you use this product, you will be left with skin that is smoother, fresher and toned.

Platinum Pineapple Facial Masque..

organicOur Platinum Pineapple Masque ($19.99) is infused with powerful fruit enzymes that promote new skin cell growth and bring out vibrant skin. Pineapple can also aid in reducing wrinkles, blemishes, pimples, warts, acne, moles and black spots, among other skin ailments. This fruit is packed with vitamin A and vitamin C, which helps to minimize inflammation and combats bacteria and fungi.

My Thoughts..

I’ve been using the cleanser, toner and facial masque for several weeks now. I have noticed a major difference in my skin. It is softer, with less pores, and overall it just appears brighter. I’m completely in love with the scent of the cleanser, as it smells fruity and is very pleasing to the nose. It literally only takes a pea size amount to thoroughly wash my face and neck. This is really good, as usually it takes quite a bit of cleanser when using the other brands because it didn’t lather well. The cleanser appears to have these little exfoliates in them, but they don’t feel rough, and they don’t hurt my face at all.

The toner has a very refreshing scent to it, and the witch hazel that’s in it really wakes me up. I love the health properties of witch hazel, so I was very happy to see that it was an ingredient in this toner. As with the cleanser, a little goes a long way. I use cotton rounds to apply it, and I only put a dime size amount on the cotton round. This will cover my entire face and neck. I can detect a floral scent in it, but not overpowering or anything. Even after cleansing my face, I’ve found that this toner will grab things that I might have missed.

The pineapple masque is very spa-like. It’s relaxing, and I love putting it on, and just laying down while it works its magic. Of course, you don’t have to lay down at all, you can be up and doing chores, working, etc. It takes an extremely small amount, maybe a pea or slightly larger size. You want to put a thin layer on your face, and let it stay for 10 or 20 minutes. I only use this masque once a week. It works so well, you really don’t need it more than that. It has a great, refreshing scent, and feels cooling and wonderful on my skin.

I’m very pleased with my regimen with these organic skin care products. They work beautifully, and they are great quality overall. I really like that they are organic, because they are more natural, without the harsh chemicals found in most products you buy at mass retailers.

 

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Ever wonder what to send to a friend or family member for Easter? Well, with Corso’s Cookies, you can send Easter treats to anyone within the United States with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska!

About Corso’s Cookies

It’s no secret what makes our cookies so good…we’re passionate about our cookies. From perfecting our cookie recipe, to the detail that goes into hand-decorating each cookie and packaging each gift with the utmost care, we understand that we are creating special gifts and do everything we can to ensure that you are completely satisfied. Our customer service team is always here to help, whether you email, call or stop by one of our retail locations, you can always expect to be in good hands.

Our buttery shortbread cookies are made with high-quality ingredients, and baked fresh every day. Every Corso’s Cookie is made in the USA and hand-decorated by one of our icing artists with our tasty royal icing. We always add a little extra love to ensure that every cookie is an edible work of art, making each gift extra special.

Because we pay such close attention to detail, every Corso’s Cookie is individually wrapped and protected to prevent damage to the cookie or the work of art that has been created on it. All of our gifts are surrounded with extra cushioning before they are boxed and shipped across the country to your gift recipient in perfect condition.

What is included..

 

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Easter Egg Cookies (6) 

Chocolate Chunk Cookies (6)

Large Shortbread Message Cookie (1)

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzels (4)

 

 

 

My  thoughts..

These cookies came, and were beautifully decorated. The icing was perfect, and the colors were coordinated very nicely. I adore shortbread cookies, so I was super excited to find that these were, indeed, true shortbread cookies. They had that buttery flavor, that makes it impossible to eat just one. The chocolate chunk cookies were exceptionally soft, and tasted as though they were fresh from the oven! My son went for the chocolate dipped pretzels immediately, as he is a pretzel junkie 😉 The amazing flavor with this gift tower was awesome.

These gifts would be a great way to send Easter treats to someone you care about!  I liked that the Easter treats came separated into boxes that were part of the tower. For instance, the chocolate chunk cookies were in one box, while the pretzels were in another, etc. This is a great way to keep the flavors unique to each treat. Overall, I was very happy with this gift set!

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Easter dinner in my house is always a big affair. We have all the goodies; ham, mashed potatoes, chicken & noodles, green bean casserole, etc. Swanson broth is always a big part of our dinners!

About Swanson

We believe in inspiring creativity through cooking. To this end, we’ve built a line of broths and stocks that serve as a perfect backbone to Easter dinneryour culinary canvas. Whether you choose the fully finished flavors of Swanson® broths, or opt for more control with our less seasoned line of stocks, with Swanson®, you can be sure that no matter why you cook, what you cook will be delicious.

Every cook knows that a dish is only as good as what goes into it. That’s why passionate cooks of every skill level know the import of choosing the ripest produce, the freshest meats, the most fragrant herbs, and the highest-quality Swanson® broths and stocks.

We put the same care into choosing our ingredients as you do. Swanson® broths and stocks are made with the only the highest quality proteins, farm fresh vegetables, and seasonings. We believe our only competition is the broth or stock you make from scratch. And we are proud that home cooks, chef’s and cooking publications continuously choose us as their favorite alternative to homemade.

 

What it’s great for..

Everything! Seriously, though, Swanson broth can be used for so many things. I use it in my mashed potatoes, stuffing, chicken & easter dinnernoodles, etc. The possibilities are endless, honestly. I’ve used the vegetable broth in my veggie soup, and it adds this amazing flavor that you don’t get with tomato or vegetable juice. One of my favorite things to make with broth is stuffing. I get the boxed mixes, and in place of the water that it says to use, I use a broth of choice. It gives it a more intense flavor, and makes it taste more like homemade 🙂

I’m also a noodle lover! I adore making chicken and noodles, and I make it quite often. It’s one dish that my whole family loves. I boil my chicken down, and shred it, and once you do, you have a whole pot of water left that you had boiled the chicken in. I usually dump out 1/2 to 2/3 of it, and I add in chicken broth to cook my noodles in. The end results are amazingly delicious noodles! Pair this with mashed potatoes (also made with broth instead of milk!) and some homemade bread, and you have a great meal!

 

 

The Broths and Stock..

Swanson offers several varieties of their stocks and broths. I was fortunate enough to be able to test out several.

Unsalted Beef Cooking Stock: 100% natural Swanson® Unsalted Beef Cooking Stock is a full-bodied cooking base with a rich and savoryeaster dinner beef flavor. With no added salt and seasoning, it is the perfect foundation for flavor creation. Try the delicious recipes below to enjoy Swanson® Unsalted Beef Cooking Stock.

Oragnic Beef StockSwanson® Organic Stock made from simple, high-quality ingredients you can recognize. Our Organic Beef Stock is prepared by combining the perfect balance of all natural organic farm gown vegetables and beef from organic pastures raised with no added hormones or antibiotics, cooked to perfection.

Unsalted Beef Broth: NEW Swanson® Unsalted Beef Broth adds a richness of flavor, while allowing the natural taste of the food to come through. With no salt added, this broth provides the perfect foundation to work from, letting you make your dishes the way you like them.

easter dinnerOrganic Chicken StockSwanson® Organic Stock made from simple, high-quality ingredients you can recognize. Our Organic Chicken Stock is prepared by simmering the perfect balance of all natural organic farm gown vegetables with free range chicken raised with no added hormones or antibiotics, cooked to perfection.

Unsalted Chicken Broth: NEW Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Broth adds a richness of flavor, while allowing the natural taste of the food to come through. With no salt added, this broth provides the perfect foundation to work from, letting you make your dishes the way you like them.

 

 

 

Organic Vegetable Broth: 100% natural Swanson® Certified Organic Vegetable broth is made from the perfect balance of vegetables, easter dinnergrown according to organic standards to add a purely delicious taste to your favorite recipes. This broth is 100% fat-free with no MSG added, and has 1/3 less sodium than our regular vegetable Broth*.

 

So, overall, I was very pleased with the flavor of these broths and stocks. I love that the tops are resealable, so I can just twist on the cap and store in the refrigerator. For me, this saves on waste, and allows me to grab them whenever I need! You can find these broths at most grocery stores, including WalMart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you have a teenage boy(s)? Are you struggling to find the right Easter gift? Struggle no more! Axe® has you covered with their new “You” line!

About Axe..

The AXE brand was first launched in France back in 1983. After success in Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world, AXE was introduced in the U.S. in 2002.

With the launch of AXE, we shook up the largely mundane men’s grooming category in the U.S. After immediate success with our iconic body sprays, AXE launched a line of anti-perspirant and deodorant sticks in 2004. We then expanded into shower gels in 2005, a full line of hair care products for guys in 2009 and entered the face care space for guys in 2013. In 2015, we rocked the grooming category again by introducing AXE White Label, a refined grooming line designed to boost guys’ confidence by helping them look and feel their finest.

In 2016, AXE launched Find Your Magic, a point of view that inspires guys to embrace what makes them unique, authentic and ultimately attractive to the world around them. Find Your Magic was introduced in conjunction with the AXE Advanced Collection, a premium line of grooming products designed with premium benefits to help guys express their individuality. Throughout its history, the brand has partnered with some of society’s biggest voices, and created exclusive content and experiences for our community of guys and girls worldwide.

The “You” Line..

teenageThe “You” line is a product that any teenage boy would love. It has amber, vetiver, and cinnamon scents, as well as coriander leave and black basil in the ingredients. The line consists of body wash ($3.99 SRP), body spray ($4.49 SRP), antiperspirant ($3.99 SRP), and deodorant ($3.99 SRP). The body wash has 16 oz, and the body spray has 4 oz, while the antiperspirant and deodorant both have 3 oz of product. When I first got this, my boys were all over it. They are huge Axe® fans, and they are huge fans of this line.  The scent is very enticing, and the body wash gives you a clean feeling. The body spray isn’t overwhelming like some of the other brands, either.

 

Now, when it comes to antiperspirant and deodorant, my boys are very picky. My oldest son only wears deodorant, while my youngest teenagewill only wear antiperspirant. My oldest son has an issue with most deodorants breaking him out, or causing irritation, so he was kind of leery to try this. He’s been using it for well over a week now, without any irritation! The deodorant and antiperspirant keep both of my boys dry and fresh all day, which isn’t an easy feat with active teenage boys!  The deodorant sports a blue color to it, that is somewhat transparent, while the antiperspirant is a solid white. They both have easy twist-up bottoms to make using it a breeze.  My boys are very happy with this line of Axe® products, and I’m sure any teenage boy would love it! You can find this line at most food, drug, and mass retail outlets.

 

 

 

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Picture it: It’s the night before Easter, and you realize you forgot to get Easter candy! But wait! You didn’t forget, because you ordered them from CandyWareHouse.com ahead of time!

About CandyWareHouse.com

Thanks for visiting the enchanted land of the CandyWarehouse.com online candy store! We’re very proud of our ‘sweet’ candy shop design. Please take a moment to peruse all the yummy sections of the site. Need some help finding a particular product? Take a look at our candy Themes and Brands sections. Match a party or event color scheme by browsing our Colors department.

Here at CandyWarehouse.com, we pride ourselves on our vast selection and excellent customer service. Since 1998, we’ve strictly upheld a tradition of candy excellence! Did you have a favorite candy when you were a kid? Do you have kids of your own who like unusual or hard-to-find confections? Chances are, you can find everything you need right here. From nostalgic to new, minty to sour, tiny to giant-sized, liquid to chunky, lavender to silver, hard to chewy, gourmet to gummy boogers, we’ve got it all!

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What they offer..

CandyWareHouse.com has a LOT to offer! They have everything you need, for any holiday. They have name brand candies, too. You can order one kind of candy, or you can order an assortment. You can order Easter baskets filled with Easter candy and a plush bunny. These come already wrapped, so that’s more convenient for you. Their Easter baskets range in price from $29.50 to $69.50.

As I said above, you can also buy individual packages of candy. They have many brands ranging from Tootsie Rolls to Reese’s, and everything in between.

 

 

 

What I received..

I got an amazing Easter basket filled with Easter candy. It was filled to the top! There was a cute plush bunny, along with lollipops, Reese’s Cups, saltwater taffy, Skittles, etc. I was very impressed with the quality of the basket as well. It’s not a cheap plastic basket, but rather a nice woven basket that can be used over and over. I like that they used the paper “grass” in the basket instead of the cellophane grass. It’s more environmentally friendly, and safer for pets (yes, my cats eat everything they shouldn’t…haha).

There was a generous amount of candy in the basket, and it was fun finding the candy throughout the “grass.” I was slightly disappointed in the amount of Hershey’s candy. I received a ton of foil covered chocolate eggs that were a lesser known brand, and definitely not Hershey’s. easter candyThe Hershey’s candy I received was: 7 Reese’s Cup miniatures, 1 Hershey’s Kiss, 1 Hershey’s miniature, 1 Kit Kat miniature. Ideally, I would have liked a bit more of the name brand and a bit less of the non-name brand. It really was a great basket, and had a generous amount of candy in it.  When it arrived, it was packaged nicely, so as to avoid breaking, or bending of the basket.

Would I order from CandyWareHouse.com in the future? Absolutely! The bakset was cute, and the candy was good quality.

 

 

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Have you ever wondered what to take for those holiday dinners, or work carry-in’s? Well, GourmetGiftBaskets.com has you covered! Keep reading to find out all about their amazing Easter cookie!

About GourmetGiftBaskets.com

GourmetGiftBaskets.com was founded in 2002 with family values and the desire to provide exceptional gifts for all of life’s special occasions. Through years of working in his family’s flower shop in New Hampshire, President & CEO Ryan Abood naturally realized an opportunity to provide handmade, high quality gift baskets. What began with two family members in the basement of a flower shop has exploded into a multi-million dollar company recognized multiple times by Inc.500, Internet Retailer, Enterprise Bank, and more, while still remaining true to its core values of exceptional gourmet ingredients handcrafted with care. As this entrepreneurial family spirit continues in the next generation with the birth of the youngest Abood last spring, this proud family business will continue to exceed gourmet gifting expectations.

cookieHappy Easter Cookie Cake

Let me start by saying that this is one huge cookie! It is 12′ in diameter, which means it will feed a lot of people! Well, it will feed a lot of people depending on how you cut it..haha. If you are like us, you will slice it like a pizza, which means you get a larger piece,but feed less. We’re ok with that..lol.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. There is no way that you can get a cookie shipped to you that will be fresh. You are thinking it will be a hard, stale cookie, with hard icing. WRONG!! Seriously, very wrong! It tastes like it is fresh from the bakery! The icing is soft and yummy, not overly sweet. The cookie smells amazing, and is super delicious! It isn’t stale or dry at all. It has a ton of chocolate chips in it, and did I mention it takes amazing?

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Just look at the slice over there! It’s super thick, much thicker than a regular cookie. GourmetGiftBaskets.com sells this amazing cookie for just $49.99. They also offer free shipping on this cookie, or you can get $10 off of the expedited shipping. The Happy Easter Cookie Cake will be a hit at any Easter dinner.  This would also make a great gift for a friend or relative! You can have it shipped to anyone 🙂 I definitely recommend this amazing cookie, and I can tell you, it won’t last long in this house!

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Easter’s coming, and before you know it, it will be Easter Eve (wait! Is that a thing? It is now!) and you will be scrambling to fill Easter baskets! You will have no idea what to put into them, but Hershey’s is here to help with that. They will help you put a smile on your loved one’s face!

Happy Hershey

At Hershey we’re determined to help everyone open their eyes to the simple moments that have the potential to become amazing memories. Our founder, Milton Hershey believed that everyone should have the choice to be happy, and enjoy simple goodness. This inclusive attitude was the foundation for The Hershey Company and even for his legendary non-profit foundation. Thanks to Milton’s vision, we remind ourselves everyday that we always have a choice about how we feel-and so do you. So why not say hello to happy?

Easter Products

Hershey’s has a knack for introducing great holiday products, and this year’s Easter products are no different. This year they have several Easter items that are sure to make you and your family smile! Let’s take a look at what I will be putting in our Easter baskets:

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Reese’s Gold Eggs

Savor the flavor of Reese’s peanut butter covered in rich milk chocolate this Easter season! These are the perfect bite size creation!

Carrot Cake Hershey Kisses

The bite-sized pastel orange candies are made with white chocolate, plus vanilla and spices to give it the signature cream cheese tang of traditional carrot cake.

 

 

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Reese’s White Crème Eggs

The delicious combination of white creme and creamy peanut butter, in a festive egg shape. These are also Kosher 🙂

Cadbury Easter Chocolate Crunch & Crème Mini Eggs

Chocolate Crunch & Crème flavor,  with white chocolate and cookie bits in a crisp sugar shell. These treats are the perfect addition to Easter baskets, candy bowls, and seasonal decor!

smileReese’s Peanut Butter Cream Egg:

Delight in the classic combination of milk chocolate and Reese’s signature peanut butter in a fun Easter egg shape.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg:

Reese’s peanut butter covered in milk chocolate, shaped like an egg.

Reese’s Reester Peanut Butter Bunnies:

Milk chocolate covered peanut butter bunnies.

Jolly Rancher’s Jelly Beans:

Jolly Rancher jelly beans in fruity flavors, all stuffed in a tube. The perfect Easter basket addition. Flavors include: strawberry, orange, blue raspberry, watermelon, grape and apple.

Trusted Brand

Hershey’s is a trusted brand, there is no doubt about that. I know that, in my household, Hershey’s is the ONLY brand. From my Hershey’s syrup that I use in my lattes and on my ice cream, to the yummy goodies I put into Easter baskets, Hershey’s has always been there! A lot of chocolate companies try to mimic the smooth, amazing flavor of Hershey’s, but they always fall short!

What are you putting into your Easter baskets this year? For me, it’s got to be Hershey’s! These new candies they put out this year have the most amazing flavor, with the creamy texture of the peanut butter. It really is like Heaven in your mouth!

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Admit it, you are just like me, and love your cosmetics! If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be here reading this 🙂 I am a bit of a cosmetics junkie, to be quite honest. I love trying new things from different brands. However, Sephora has always been a brand that I’ve wanted to try, but just never had the chance to. Well, I had the opportunity to try out some of Sephora’s cosmetics, and let me tell you, I’m in LOVE!

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About Sephora..

Sephora is a leader in global prestige retail, teaching and inspiring clients to play in a world of beauty. Owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods group, Sephora has earned its reputation as a beauty trailblazer with its expertise, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit.

At Sephora, beauty is in our DNA. Our revolutionary beauty-retail concept, founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1970, is defined by its unique, open-sell environment with an ever-increasing assortment of products from carefully curated brands, featuring indie darlings, emerging favorites, trusted classics, and Sephora’s own, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Today, Sephora is not only the leading retailer of perfume and cosmetics stores in France, but also a powerful beauty presence in countries around the world thanks to its unparalleled assortment of prestige products in every category, unbiased service from experts, interactive shopping environment, and innovation.

Sephora believes every stroke, swipe and dab reveals possibility, and we share our client’s love for the confidence that our products, services, and expertise brings to their life every day. In every store, clients unlock their beauty potential at our Beauty, Skincare and Fragrance Studios through intuitive technology and guidance from the most knowledgeable and professional team of product consultants in the beauty industry.

About the products..

I received a variety of products to try out, ranging from brushes to lip balm. I was extremely impressed with the products, and I’m excited to go over each item with you 🙂

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Sephora Collection Mini Deluxe Charcoal Antibacterial Brush Set

What it is:
A travel-sized, six-piece brush set in a beautiful, compact carrying pouch.

This set contains: Concealer brush, Angled blush brush, Precision sweep brush, Shadow brush, Angled shadow brush, Foundation brush, Carry case

What I think: I absolutely love this brush set. The bristles are super soft, and I feel that the brushes are the perfect size to hold. The bristles pick up the product very well, and distribute it evenly. This is the perfect size for me to take on my trips.

Sephora Collection Polish Up Silicone Brush Cleansing Padcosmetics

What it is:
A cleansing pad for eyeshadow and face makeup brushes.

This set contains: Dual Textured Silicone Polishing Pad, Black Towel, Clear/Frosted PEVA Pouch

What I think: Before receiving this, I had only ran my brushes under water to clean them. This cleaner was easy to use, and really deep cleaned my brushes. The cleanup was easy, just rinsing it and letting it dry. I love this cleaning pad!

 

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Sephora Collection Color Switch by Vera Mona Brush Cleaner

What it is:
A dry, makeup-removing sponge that allows you to switch colors without having to switch brushes.

What I think: Wait! You mean to tell me that not everyone wipes their brushes on their pants in between colors?!? LOL! Before I knew this product existed, that’s exactly what I did. Thankfully, I don’t have to worry about walking around with different eyeshadow colors on my jeans. This is super easy to use, and takes virtually no time at all! It really gets the old eyeshadow off the brush and leaves it ready for the next color. It’s the perfect size to stash in your bag for trips or on-the-go touch ups!

 

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Sephora Collection Show Curl XL Lash Curler

What it is:
An eyelash curler that curls even the most difficult lashes.

What I think: I never thought I needed a lash curler. My lashes have always been a good length, without need of lash curlers or false lashes. Then I got the Show Curl XL. Whoa Nelly! I did not realize my lashes would look this good! This curler really gave them more definition, and now my lashes really pop. It’s very easy to use, and doesn’t pull on my lashes at all. I love that it came with a second set of pads, making it a great value. I won’t be putting on makeup without using this anymore!

 

cosmeticsSephora Collection Contour & Color Liner and Lipstick Duo

What it is:
A double-sided lipstick and liner duo that combines complementary colors, designed to enhance lips’ natural contour.

What I think: I love all things lip related. I adore trying new lipsticks and liners. I especially like this duo because it has both of those things in one piece of makeup. The liner goes on very smooth, which lays the foundation for the lipstick to glide on. The colors are great, and they feel great on the lips 🙂 A bonus is that they are NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS!
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Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain

What it is:
A silky, long-lasting lip stain that keeps lips covered with bold color from AM to PM—no need to reapply or touch up throughout the day.

What I think: As I said above, I love all things lip related. This cream stain was no exception! The problem I have with lip products is that they wear off rather quickly. This cream stain doesn’t! It stays on my lips all day, without having to reapply. For me, that is a huge plus because I am way too busy to stop and reapply lip product constantly!

cosmetics Sephora Collection V for V.O.L.U.M.E. Mascara

What it is:
A volumizing colored mascara that makes your eye color pop. You can mix and match shades by applying one color to top lash and another to the bottom for a unique look.

What I think: Oh my, my, my! I had my doubts. It’s purple mascara, after all. I’ve never really had success with colored mascara. I used my Show Curl XL before applying this mascara, and let me tell you, I was happy! The spoolie is really plush, which really helps get volume on my lashes. It grabs a good amount of mascara on it, yet it doesn’t clump, not even a little. The color wasn’t some weird, super bright color on my lashes, but rather a sophisticated, beautiful color. I’m in absolute love with this mascara now! I’ve been wearing it for 7 hours already today, and it still looks as fresh as when I first applied it!

 

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Sephora Collection Sweet Balm

What it is:
A moisturizing tinted lip balm that glides on and leaves subtle kiss of color. This product is not tested on animals.

What I think: This is a great balm! I really like the container and the way you push the lever to bring the balm up. Such a neat thing! The balm itself feels great on my lips, and tastes pretty good, too 😛 Oh, come on, admit it! You lick the balm that is on your lips, too..haha! This adds just a small hint of color, while moisturizing your lips.

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Sephora Collection Lip Balm & Scrub

What it is:
A range of six lip balms, each with a different ingredient to nurture lips all day long.

What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates

What I think: When I first got it, I honestly thought I would hate it, simply because I despise coconut. BUT, after trying it, I found that it doesn’t have that overly, in-your-face coconut taste to it. It’s a subtle coconut taste, and I can handle that 🙂 It really moisturizes my horribly dry lips. I love that I can put it on, and it continues to moisturize for hours without having to reapply.

Misc. Pictures of The Cosmetics..

How about some pictures of some of the cosmetics in use? I have a picture of the mascara applied on my eye, and a picture for the lipstick/liner due and the cream stain. Let me know what you think about them!

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Seriously, look how beautiful the mascara is! It’s a deep color that just goes on great! Sorry I am look up, I can’t seem to not do that when I take a picture..haha! (excuse the brows, I am healing from microblading, and haven’t had my touch up appointment yet.)

 

 

 

 

 

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I absolutely love this color!Lately I’ve been really into nude shades, and I think it just looks great! I love the soft flow of the liner, as well. It’s so hard to find a liner that isn’t hard on my lips!

 

 

 

 

 

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Look how beautiful this cream stain looks! This is completely WITHOUT lip liner! It went on so smooth and felt great on my lips!

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the day, I am one happy girl! These Sephora Collection cosmetics have been my Holy grail for a while, and I really feel blessed to have gotten the chance to test them. I will definitely be shopping Sephora a lot more. I found out that I have a Sephora within an hours drive of me, so I will definitely be going there quite often!  You can go here to find a store close to you!

 

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Not just for girls!

Avengers aren’t just for boys! With Townleygirl, every girl can rock Avengers accessories! Everyone loves a good super hero, but usually the merchandise is geared towards the male gender, with hats, belts, clothing, etc. Townleygirl has changed that! Townleygirl has accessories for all things fun, including Avengers, Trolls, Beauty and the Beast, Tsum Tsum, and more. Who says that girls can only love processes, and not super heros? Townleygirl doesn’t!

About Townleygirl

Founded in 1952, townleygirl is the leader in children’s cosmetics and hair accessories. Partnering with top-notch brands like Disney, Universal and DreamWorks, we not only create great products, but also some of the safest ones on the market. With products like sheer lip gloss and peelable nail polish, kids will have a fantastic time dressing up as their favorite characters, and parents will have an easy clean up when they are all done.

 

townleygirl’s mission is to design and distribute safe, fun and high quality branded beauty products at affordable prices for children and preteen markets. We strive to be the category leader for both markets; offering relevant, compelling, and innovative beauty products that inspire imagination.

Some of their products…

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Avengers Kiss It, Paint It Set

Kiss it! Or paint it! It’s her choice with this set. She can style her nails with many Marvel-inspired shades, and gloss her lips to perfection. And when she’s done, she can store all her secret weapons in this fantastic pouch. Ka-boom!

About the Product:

  • Assortment of 2 lip glosses, nail polish, and pouch
  • Colors and flavors include: blue cotton candy and pink bubble gum lip gloss; purple and green bubble gum flavored nail polish
  • Disney Marvel’s Avengers packaging

 

 

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Avengers Hand Sanitizer and Spiderman Lip Balm

With great power comes great responsibility- like staying sanitized! This Avengers hand sanitizer is perfect for clipping onto a backpack, so your little superhero will vanquish those germs for good.

About the Product:

  • 1 water-based, non-toxic hand sanitizer with holder and keychain
  • Sanitizer is blue-colored and blueberry scented

Spidey senses tingling? Now your little superhero can moisturize his or her lips and have a blast while doing it. This Spider Man lip balm comes with a bouncy ball, so the fun never ends!

About the Product:

  • Lip Balm with Bouncy Ball
  • Lip balm is red-colored and cherry-flavored

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Trolls 4 Pack Lip Stick With Mirror

Trolls love their colors! That’s why this Trolls Lip Stick and Mirror Set includes four beautiful shades of lip stick. There’s even a beautiful mirror for her to check out her look. Your little troll will have a rainbow of colors at her disposal.

About the Product:

  • Assortment of 4 lip sticks and 1 embossed mirror with faux hair
  • Colors and flavors include: purple grape; pink strawberry; blue blueberry; green kiwi

 

 

 

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Avengers 4 Pack Lip Balm With Tin

Protect her lips from those evil elements with the superpower of soothed lips! With Avengers-inspired lip balms and a tin for storage, your Super Girl will stay glamorous wherever she goes.

About the Product:

  • Assortment of 4 lip balms and blister tin
  • Colors and flavors include: pink bubble gum, blue cotton candy, purple grape, and green watermelon

 

 

 

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Elena 4 Pack Nail Polish With Tin

Being the princess of a magical kingdom isn’t easy, but Elena shows us how to do it in style! Now your little princess can be just as stylish with these Elena of Avalor gifts for girls. She’ll be able to perfect the royal look with the non-toxic cosmetics and adorable accessories. These Elena gifts will be perfect for any princess that wants to rule her kingdom while looking every bit the part.

  • Assortment of 4 nail polish colors and blister tin
  • Colors include: blue, pink, purple, green

 

 

 

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Tsum Tsum Hair Brush With Pony Tail Holders

#nofilterneeded with a cute hair brush and fun hair ties like these! Now her hair will look well-groomed around the clock. The brush and hair ties are adorned with her favorite cuddly cuties, and are perfect to use everyday. Tsum Tsum 4ever!

About the Product:

  • Paddle hair brush with 4 pom pom hair ties
  • Disney’s Tsum Tsum packaging

 

 

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Great for Easter…

These products are all great for filling an Easter basket for your special girl! They are lots of fun to use, and with the little pouches and tins, they are easy for carrying around, as well. There is a variety of products to choose from, and the prices are on point, with them ranging from $1.49 all the way to $7.99 for these gifts.

Townleygirl also offers other products as well as beauty sets, and the prices are still very budget friendly. You could get a variety for your girl, and still stay well within a budget for Easter. These products are a great alternative to candy, and your girl is sure to love them!

 

 

Did someone say GIVEAWAY??

That’s right! Townleygirl is generously giving away 2 of the Avengers Kiss It, Paint It sets! All you have to do to enter is follow the instructions in the widget below! Have fun and good luck!

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