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I am always looking for a good headphone. JBL E15 is the solution to my problem!

About JBL E15

JBL E15 in-ear headphones are style and substance, all rolled in one. Despite their compact form, its 8.6mm drivers deliver full-spectrum signature JBL sound. With angled ear buds and multiple size ear tips, they deliver fit and comfort for extended listening no matter what you are doing – working, commuting, or just making your way around town. Its tangle-free fabric cable, lightweight design, convenient carrying pouch for easy storage and one-button universal remote are added features that make the E15 the perfect choice. Available in various distinctive colors, these headphones accessorize your life with color and fun.


So, my son, who is a JBL junkie, snagged these headphones right away. I let him, because I value his opinion on these things. He used them for a day or two, then graciously allowed me to use them..haha.

His Thoughts

Dustin said that the first thing that drew his attention was the comfort. The buds don’t  hurt, or feel awkward at all. The cord is covered in material, to keep it safe from cracks, and cat claws (we need to put material on everything around here..we have 5 The jack is curved witch helps tremendously if you are laying in bed or something. Usually, the jack digs into your skin while your phone or tablet is resting on you.

The sound quality is just what was expected from JBL…perfect! The headphones have great bass, and they really amplify the volume. It sounds like you are wearing over the ear headphones, but you aren’t.

My Thoughts

So, I’m not all technical and schooled in the JBL world like Dustin is, but here’s my take. The first thing I found that I like is the comfort level. I have both of my tragus’s pierced, so it’s hard to find a pair of in ear headphones that fit right. The JBL E15’s have a curved bud, making them sit perfectly in my ear, without any discomfort. I seriously forget they are in at times! You get a total of 3 pair of covers, so you can find the ones that fit you best.

To me, when wearing these, I feel like I’m wearing noise canceling headphones. All of the outside noise is shut off, and I only hear a good, crisp sound. This is great because I can focus more on my task, such as right now. I’m wearing the headphones while typing this post, and I’m jamming to my 80’s music, and I can’t hear a thing outside of these headphones. They are awesome! The price point is great, too, at just $39.99 when not on sale. These headphones are the perfect ones for school kids who need them. It will allow them to focus more on their tasks, without the distractions.


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Rimmel For The Win!


Rimmel has an amazing selection, and great quality!

About Rimmel

In 1820, a respected French perfumer who had been trained by the famous Lubin, perfumer to Empress Josephine, the wife of Napoleon I, accepted an invitation to manage a perfumery in London’s prestigious Bond Street. By 1834, the move to London had proved so successful that, together with his son and apprentice Eugene Rimmel, then aged just 14, he opened a perfumery of his own. The House of Rimmel was established.

As the business flourished, so too did the talents of Eugene Rimmel. By the age of 24, he had become, not only an expert perfumer, but also a cosmetics visionary, experimenting with fragrance and colour, and travelling the world in search of exotic ingredients and new ideas. A pioneer of personal hygiene, he developed some truly innovative products, including mouth rinses, fragranced pomades and an ingenious scented steam vaporiser, while high society flocked to his flagship perfumery in Regent Street to purchase an extensive range of exquisitely packaged perfumes, soaps and bath essences, many of them bearing royal warrants.

Even at this very early stage, Eugene Rimmel sensed the potential of advertising to bring his products to a wider public, and began to publish lavishly illustrated mail order catalogues and to place advertisements in theatre programmes. When he died in 1887, his twosons inherited his beauty empire, building on their father’s success internationally by developing an extensive colour line with a special focus on eye-enhancing products, in particular Rimmel’srevolutionary mascaras. So popular did they become that “Rimmel” is to this day the word for mascara in several languages!

After the Second World War, Rimmel was acquired by Robert and Rose Caplin, the owners of a London advertising agency. As a new mood of optimism swept through Britain, and Hollywood heroines became beauty icons for millions of women, the Caplins – with intuition worthy of Eugene Rimmel himself – anticipated the resulting cosmetics boom by expanding Rimmel’s colour range, modernising its packaging and launching the first ever self-selection dispenser.

My Thoughts

What isn’t there to love? I hadn’t really used Rimmel products too much before I received these. I am very particular about mascara especially. When I got this package, I almost didn’t try the mascara. Almost. I am so glad that I did! Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara is better than the super expensive brand I was using! It gives me length, and volume. It doesn’t clump, and looks great! The brush is a full bristled brush, not one of those plastic wands that doesn’t have bristles. It doesn’t bother my eyes, either, which I was afraid of due to allergies.

I used the foundation as well, and it is great. I don’t wear foundation too often, though, just because I don’t like the feel of it. This foundation was rather light feeling, and didn’t really weigh me down. The eyeshadow pallet had a great selection of colors, and I love that they are browns. I don’t have many shadow colors in browns and fall colors, so this was great! The shadows have good pigmentation to them, and it doesn’t take a lot of shadow to give a lot of color.

Another favorite of mine is the lip color. it stays put, once it dries, so I don’t have to reapply it a thousand times. It doesn’t bleed, either, which surprised me. I have dry lips, and pretty much all lip color bleeds and feathers on me. This does not. There is a nice clear gloss at the other end of the tube that can be put over the lip color, or worn alone.

Overall, I was very pleased with the Rimmel products! They proved to me that just because it’s low cost doesn’t mean it’s low quality!


Sally Hansen has been a household name for a long time! Keep reading to find out more…

About Sally Hansen

It was in the late 1950s when Sally Hansen, together with her chemist husband, pioneered a nail protection formula called Hard As Nails. Touted as “the nail clinic in a bottle,” Hard As Nails established Sally Hansen as what is now the number one brand of nail care.

From the beginning, Sally Hansen prided itself on producing quality nail care. The philosophy was simple: educate the consumer and develop quality, practical products that were competitively priced and easy to use.

While Hard As Nails continues to be a best seller, Sally Hansen has developed into the leading mega brand of nail treatment and color.

Today, the brand offers consumers solutions for every nail care problem and every manicure and pedicure need, with innovative products that incorporate the latest treatment technologies.

At Sally Hansen we have our fingers on the pulse of what’s new and fresh, partnering with top fashion designers to create and/or coordinate nail color as an accessory to their latest collections.

Consumers trust Sally Hansen to provide the best nail treatment and color that sets the trends.

My Thoughts

I was sent a package of Sally Hansen products to try out. My favorite thing is the nail polishes. I love getting my nails done, and I love trying new colors! They sent some beautiful colors, ranging from a clear coat to a beautiful dark purple/gold shimmer. Their polish dries pretty quick, which means I don’t worry so much about messing up my nails while it’s drying. With a lot of the colors, even though it says to use 2 coats, I can get away with just using one coat because the color is so rich and beautiful.

They also sent some airbrush for my legs, and some waxing strips. I tried out the wax strips, and they are super easy to use! You literally just peel and stick. You don’t have to mess with the wax, as they are already pre-made for you. They worked great for things like facial hair (admit it, we all have it!). I did try it on my legs, but these weren’t designed for the legs, so it didn’t really work. The airbrush did, however! I can use it to hide flaws, such as veins and bruises. Is it a cover all? Nope. But it helps to minimize the appearances of the blemishes. I’m ok with that 🙂


Are you looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Sephora has all of your needs!

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.

My Thoughts

I am a huge Sephora fan. I love all things makeup, and they have everything I could ever want or need. Sephora has everything from moisturizer to brushes to makeup. They have such a huge selection, and their prices are budget friendly. Yes, there are some higher end items that are more costly, but they really have stuff for every budget!

Their brushes are super soft and amazing. I absolutely love using them, because they make putting on makeup so much easier. They glide over my face, and don’t leave streaks or brush hairs behind. I love that the single brushes come with a snap on cover to protect them. I keep them looking great with my Sephora daily brush cleanser spray.

Their facial creams work very well, and have a pleasant scent to them. Sometimes you get a cream that has this horrible, floral scent to it that you can’t stand. That isn’t the case with these moisturizers. I can put them on, and they don’t feel heavy or greasy on my face at all. The cleaning cloths work great to clean my face before using the moisturizers.

The bakes shadows and blushes are wonderful! I love the pigmentation in them. The shadows can double as eyeliner, too, giving it dual purpose! I also received some cream lip stain. I have to admit that I wear these a lot. Other brands that I’ve tried tend to bleed, and it looks horrible. With these cream stains, they stay put, and they look great! Of course they also have lip balm for the times that you don’t want color. The little flip up balms are super cute and work great!



If you love coloring, these Volinski coloring books are for you!


An experienced book illustrator and designer, Jess Volinski currently creates illustrations and surface designs for the publishing, fashion, tableware, and stationery industries. Her characteristically vibrant designs are ideal for coloring books. Jess is married to Erik DePrince, the artist behind Design Original’s Manga to the Max coloring book series. Jess and Erik live in New Jersey and are the parents of two pre-teen children.

Colorful Creations Butterfly Mandalas: Coloring Book Pages Designed to Inspire Creativity! 

This gorgeous coloring book for adults offers dozens of ready-to-color art activities that combine mystical mandalas with beautiful butterflies. Talented artist Jess Volinski lets her imagination take wing with fragile flying creatures hovering in colorful cosmic circles. Colorful Creations Butterfly Mandalas also includes handy guides to coloring techniques like patterning, combinations, and shading. Guided Coloring Pages make coloring easy for beginners, with beautifully colored examples and ready-to-use color palettes. Perfect for decorating with all of your favorite coloring implements, each design is printed on one side only of archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper. Perforated pages detach easily for gifting or display. This book has earned the DO Magazine Artist Fair Trade Seal of Approval.

Colorful Creations Positively Inspired Coloring Book: Coloring Book Pages Designed to Inspire Creativity!

Packed with motivational messages about hope and confidence, Colorful Creations Positively Inspired offers a uniquely beautiful opportunity to relax, renew, and recharge. This inspirational coloring book for adults offers dozens of uplifting art activities designed to empower creativity. Talented artist Jess Volinski combines exhilarating words with fresh, swirling designs that are perfect for coloring with all of your favorite coloring implements. This coloring journey of self-discovery begins with gorgeous fully colored examples and sage advice on choosing colors. Guided Coloring Pages make coloring easy for beginners, with beautifully colored examples and ready-to-use color palettes. Each design is printed on one side only of archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper, and perforated pages detach easily for gifting or display. This book has earned the DO Magazine Artist Fair Trade Seal of Approval.

My Thoughts..

I was super excited to add these books to my collection. The designs are very well thought out, and nicely drawn. There are no weird edges, just smooth design. The pages are thick enough to prevent bleeding of ink. There is a great selection of pages and designs to color. I love how the ink flows over the pages, nice and easy.

The artist really put a lot of thought and effort into these books, and it shows. These are fun books to color, with many designs. The back of each page has a few lines for you to write, as well as an inspirational message. This makes it great to be able to color the pages and give them to others. While these are considered adult coloring books, the younger generation are more than able to color these, as they aren’t difficult. They would make a fabulous gift for Christmas, birthdays, Easter, etc.


Are you in need of a girl’s day? I know I am! Here are some wines to make those girl’s days the best!

Girl’s Days

Easy-Breezy Beach Days:

  • Beach days with your girlfriends is one of the best parts of the summer. After a long winter with serious schedules, we all look forward to a relaxing day in the sun. So kick back in your sun lounger with a crisp, tropical fruit flavored Sauvignon Blanc. We suggest Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (SRP $13.99) for these sun filled days by the ocean. This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is thirst quenching and sophisticated with aromas of white peach, fresh green herbs, but it has an easy open/close screw top perfect for cooler storage.  Pair it with you favorite beach day snacks such as cheeses, fruit and salads.

 The Weekend Diva Brunch:

  • Weekend brunch is always a treat. Half the fun is making plans with friends, reserving a table at your favorite restaurant and choosing the perfect outfit for your late morning gathering.When choosing a wine to pair up with your brunch time food favorites, we would recommend choosing a bottle of Don Olegario Albariño 2015 (SRP $ 19.99). It is crisp, clean yet a bit racy with powerful aromas of white pear and apple with floral undertones. It has good structure, balanced alcohol and acidity, which will be refreshing on a hot summer day. Don Olegario Albariño is a very versatile wine. It will pairs well with any brunch menu including flavorful omelets, sushi, empanadas or chicken fingers.


Bridal Shower Bliss:

  • Planning a Bridal Shower can be a challenge especially when choosing a wine. Simplify the event with a reliable choice: Pinot Grigio. This wine can easily be enjoyed on its own or paired with many different types of dishes especially summer salads, fried calamari, oysters, clams and crab or. We would recommend the Bollini Pinot Grigio Trentino 2015 (SRP $15.99) from the Trentino region of Italy. This wine has a fragrant, elegant bouquet with delicate white fruit flavors and a slightly flinty quality on the palate. The texture is crisp and clean, with superb acid balance and a subtle nuttiness on the finish.


My Thoughts

Normally, I don’t love a white whine. I will admit, I was a skeptic when I got these. I made sure to chill them all the way before trying them. This really made all of the difference! When I had tried a white wine prior, it wasn’t chilled all the way, so it didn’t taste good at all.

These wines have a lovely flavor. I love the fruitiness of the wines. To me, tasting too much alcohol will be an instant put off. With these wines, I get that refreshing fruity flavor, rather than a strong alcohol taste. These wines are perfect for the girl’s day out, or even by yourself to unwind. I am not much of a drinker, but I love a good glass of wine. These pair well with food, so they would be great to have with a cheese and cracker platter, or a meal.

These wines work well for different occasions as well, such as baby showers, birthday parties, holiday parties, etc. The price point is perfect, giving you a great wine at an affordable price. They range from $13.99 to $19.99. There is a bottle for any budget! So why not treat yourself, you deserve it!


Do you aspire to drink more water? If you don’t like plain water, then True Lemon is the perfect answer!

About True Lemon

It’s a joy to work in our small but growing company, with people we really like and respect, to create products that we and our customers love.

But we’re not only lucky, we’re also honored. Because every day we hear from our customers who write or call us just to say how much our products mean to them. Whether it’s a mom who called to say that her family has given up soda completely because she discovered True Lemon® Lemonades and her kids love them. Or the home chef who emailed to share with us that he now exclusively uses True Lime® instead of lime juice in his recipes. Or the 28-year-old who told us that for the first time in her life she’s drinking water because she found our products. Or the grandfather who couldn’t bear to give up seasoning his food with salt until he bought our salt-free, citrus spice blends.

We’re humbled to say that, like the people above, over the years thousands and thousands of customers have contacted us to share their True Citrus love.

All True Citrus Products:
  • are made with ingredients that you can pronounce
  • are made with citrus juices and oils (which is what gives them their fresh-squeezed taste)
  • have low calories (0 to 10 calories per serving)
  • have low sugar (0 to 1 gram per serving)
  • contain NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, gluten or sodium

When we started this company almost 15 years ago we started with this commitment. And we also started with the commitment to treat customers the way we want to be treated. (Just like our moms taught us.) So that’s why we have a 100% guarantee of satisfaction that we always stand behind. That’s why we put our phone number and email address on every box and every packet. And that’s why we’re here to answer your calls and emails. So drop us a line and share your True Love.

My Thoughts

I received several varieties to try. I really liked the concept of the flavor packets, and I love that they are low calorie. The first one I tried was the Cherry Limeade. It was a great flavor, and didn’t seem like I was drinking something that was low sugar. I started thinking about what it would taste like if I were to make a slushy. I can imagine it would be magical!

True Lemon offers the drink flavors, but they also offer seasonings like lemon pepper. This is great for poultry, and it makes your chicken even tastier! They offer shakers of plain lemon and plain lime as well. You can get these in individual packets, too, and they fit nicely in a pocketbook to carry!

Now, I must say that after trying these, I had to give them to a friend, as I had a bad heartburn reaction. With these being citrus, they can aggravate these things, so keep that in mind. I did keep the seasonings, though, and I look forward to many uses!



Do you have kiddos in school? Whether your kiddos go to a brick and mortar school or are homeschooled, Starkist has you covered!

About Starkist

StarKist Co. is a food company that is focused on healthy, shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations®, Salmon Creations® and StarKist Selects®. As America’s favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability. StarKist Co. originated from the French Sardine Company, founded in 1917, and first marketed tuna under the StarKist name in 1942. Our charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.

My Thoughts

Starkist is a staple in my house. I homeschool my boys, and my youngest son loves to have tuna for his lunch. Starkist Creations makes this easy with their easy open pouches. They have a plethora of flavors, so there is something for everyone. They even have salmon!

My Austin likes them plain, and just adds some salt. By plain, I mean that he doesn’t like it made into tuna salad. He loves the different flavors that are offered, and so far his favorite flavor is Thai Chili Style. It has heat, but is sweet at the same time.

These are great for making lunches for your school kiddos. They are great for homeschool kiddos as well, as they are a quick and nutritious food! They offer flavored tuna and salmon, but they also offer pre-made tuna salad. If you are like my son, he just opens the top of the foil pack and eats the tuna with a fork. No bowl, no mess!


Choose your own candy, and have it delivered right to your door!

About Candy Club

Candy Club is the Premiere Candy of the Month Club. We’re bringing the candy store to your door. We take pride in offering our members an amazing variety of delicious and differentiated candies, specially selected by our team of candy experts for our members’ enjoyment, discovery and surprise.

We select the most popular, best-loved candies from all over the globe and discover other hidden gems to bring you a splash of fun and deliciousness. We focus on offering premier candies in hopes of providing our members new and delightful sweets that they may not have previously experienced. Our goal is to deliver a box of happiness to your door all year round.

With any of our subscriptions, you have the option of selecting your own candy or having a curated box shipped out to you each month. You’ll be able to log into your account 3 days prior to your order date, each month, and make your candy selections. If you opt not to pick your candies during this timeframe, our team will choose 3 amazing candies, just for you, from our delicious offering, and send them your way!

My Thoughts

Who wouldn’t love yummy candy delivered right to their door?? I know I do! I had ordered from Candy Club once before, and at that time, the candy was chosen for you, and you didn’t have the option to choose your own. Now, I get to choose what I want delivered, ensuring that we will like what we get.

I love the quick shipping, as well. I don’t have to wait, impatiently, for my goodies to arrive. They come in a cute box, and everything is packaged nicely, so that nothing gets damaged. Each candy is in it’s own container. This container is plastic, so you could reuse it if you choose. The containers are see-through, and make good decor additions.

The candies themselves are fresh. Even the gummy candies are soft and fresh, not hard and stale. I was able to order things that we all liked, since there was 3 candies to choose from. Each package also comes with saltwater taffy as a filler. We happened to get a multi-flavor mix that was a huge hit!

One advantage of ordering from Candy Club is that you can cancel anytime. You aren’t stuck in a contract, so if you want to order just one month, you have that option. No strings attached!


Are you looking for that perfect summer gift? Look no further than!

About 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.

Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket

Our Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket is crammed with the best microbrews of the season! Bursting with light, fruity flavors, these highly anticipated beers are the cream of the crop. We’ve designed our beer basket for beer lovers from all walks of life. The one thing they have in common is their desire to enjoy all the good things the warm weather brings. We’ve paired these beers with our hand-selected, premium snacks. Each snack delivers a crunch that highlights the nuanced flavors of the beers. $74.99.

Send a Bear Hug Care Package

No matter how many miles are between you and them, love always finds a way! Our Send A Bear Hug Care package is stocked full of classic candies that everyone loves, a sweet and cuddly teddy bear that’s perfect for snuggling and some of our favorite gourmet popcorn flavors. This sweet care package is bound to bring a smile to your loved one’s face! $59.99.

My Thoughts has a huge selection of gifts to meet any budget or need. I received two baskets: Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket and Send a Bear Hug Care Package. Each basket was overflowing with yummy snacks. The beer bucket has 6 bottle of beer, each a different flavor. These were fun to try, as I had never had any of them before. The snacks with the beer bucket were chosen specifically to compliment each beer. There was a good selection of snacks to choose from, and nothing was stale or tasted bad!

The Bear Hug package was super cute, and would make a great gift for most any occasion.  It comes with a cute plush teddy bear, and filled to the brim with snacks! Everything is neatly packed into a box, so the recipient won’t see what it is until they open it.  You will find everything from popcorn to Tootsie Rolls! Each snack is different, yet tasty. You will find sweet onion popcorn, which doesn’t sound like it would taste good…but it does!  You have a good mix of candy snacks and regular snacks.

They have a great selection of gifts to choose from. You can find fruit, candy, wine, beer, and even baked goods. You really can’t go wrong!