Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer is just around the corner ... Great Product Review

Let me start off by saying I am counting down the days until summer vacation starts. I don't think I have ever wished for the lazy days of summer as much as I am now. This year has been quite a busy year, but the last few months have been insane. During the month of April, there was a total of 2 or 3 days where we weren't on the go, had some place to be or something to do. March wasn't much better and May is looking to be much of the same. Needless to say ... I want my wonderful lazy days of summer!! 
Through another sample/review site, called Influenster, I was given a product to try. It just so happens that it was of a product I already use and love ... Sally Hansen's Airbrushed Legs. 

 I grew up loving to tan ... laying on the beach slathered in baby oil with lemon on my hair. Yeah, we didn't know better back then. My skin has definitely suffered my sun worshiping, tanning bed days. However, I truly love the look of tanned skin. I can't help it. I had tried  self tanners in the past and boy, was it comical!! From the orange tint tanners that leave you looking like an Oompa Loompa, to the ones that left huge streaks because it was too hard to blend all in, to the tanners that stained my hands. I had all but given up on self tanners until I tried Sally Hansen's Airbrushed Legs. It is not a self-tanner but make up for your legs!
I FINALLY found a product that was easy to apply and looks natural!

It comes in 2 forms - the lotion or the spray. I prefer the spray. It goes on light and is easy to rub in. It is also available in 5 different shades so you can find a color that works great on your skin. For me, it is the medium Glow. 
Light glow-for fair skin tones, medium glow-for light to medium skin tones, tan glow-medium to tan skin tones, deep glow-for tan to deep skin tones

As with all make-up, you need to be careful when applying. The directions on the spray say to spray it into hands and then rub onto legs. But for me, I found it works better if I spray it on my legs and rub it in. Allow it to dry for at least 60 seconds before putting on clothes. It washes off easy in the shower with soap and water.  I have never had it rub off onto my clothes, but I am sure it could. 
So if you like tan legs to show off with shorts & skirts, I recommend this product. I have found it to be one of the best out there for tan looking skin. 

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

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kid Tested and Kid Approved (but what about Mom?) Red Baron Brick Oven Pizzas

Let me start out by saying I absolutely love BzzAgent. There are so many "free-sample" sites out there, some of them scams, some are just ... eh. But I find BzzAgent to be one of the top sites. Thanks to being a member, I have been able to try some great products. We are converts to Opal© Apples & Hemisfares© Pasta thanks to BzzAgent. Savannah still loves & plays with her Ever After High Thronecoming. I am always excited when I qualify for a new mission through BzzAgent. 

The latest mission I qualified for is the Red Baron Brink Oven Pizza. Who doesn't love pizza? When we went to the store to get it, we were very limited on what toppings we could get. And when I say limited, I really mean the only one they had was Pepperoni. Ok, Pepperoni it is.  

Pre-heat oven to 400*
Instructions are easy ... place tin foil and place directly on middle rack for 16-18 minutes at pre-heated 400*. When it came out of the oven, it was golden brown and looked delicious.   

After cutting it, we noticed that the crust was brown and crunchy, but the inside didn't seem to be cooked all the way through.  This is our biggest complaint with store bought frozen pizza - it always seems like the outer edges cook & brown, yet the middle doesn't cook all the way through. We were hoping the Red Baron Brick Oven pizza would be different, but it wasn't. However, it might be because we were also cooking chicken wings at the same time with the pizza. So we will definitely have to try again, cooking the pizza alone. 

Now came the taste test ... the kids thought it was really good. But all pizza to them is good. 
Pizza & Buffalo Wings
My husband & I are a little more picky. I will be honest and say that it wasn't great. The cheese was good and there was plenty of it. The pepperoni was also good. For us (and this is just a personal preference) there was too much sauce and it had somewhat of a sweetness to it. I prefer pizza with less sauce and I do not like sweet sauces at all. It wasn't too sweet, as some pizzas I have tried have been. But there was a hint of it in the sauce. 

Overall, Red Baron Brick Oven Pizza is good. Not great, but good. Had it cooked differently, my opinion may have been slightly better. I gave this rating a 4 star rating, but it is more like a 3½. Now, if you asked my kids, they would probably give it a 4 or 5. 

I would like to try a different topping and prepare the pizza alone in the oven. This may change my review and if it does, I will be back to update. 
Other toppings available:
Cheese, Pepperoni, Meat Trio (pepperoni, sausage and ham), 
and Sausage Supreme (sausage, green pepper and onion)

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