Sunday, December 23, 2012

TreSkinRX review part 1

Hello! A few weeks ago Melanie from TreSkinRX sent me a skin care trial set complimentary for testing purposes. Tonight was my first night to use the P.M. treatments.
 On a few of the products it says to leave on and do not rinse. I was surprised that it dried as if nothing was on my skin. I'm very funny about leaving products on my face, sometimes leaving moisturizers seems to bother me because of the greasy feeling but the products in this pack didn't leave any residues behind.

I am using the acne kit to treat my white/black heads on my chin area. I also have a few on my cheek and forehead. I have very sensitive skin and it didn't burn which surprised me because a lot of products out there do burn me and turn my skin red. I also liked that this has no added perfumes.

Here are the close ups of the products i received.

Here is Melanie's business card if you would like to get a hold of her. She can answer all of your questions that you may have. I do believe she has a special right now on the mini trial size kit like the one i have posted above so be sure to ask her about it.

You can also find her on FACEBOOK that's how i learned about the TreSkinRX brand.
Her facebook page can be found here

I will keep you updated on my progress, tomorrow morning i will use my A.M. bottles.

What are your MUST HAVE skin care products?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Phelicia :)

Head and Shoulders for women review

Hello! I received  Head and Shoulders for Women Shampoo and Conditioner complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. ( want to sign up for influenster to get free goodies to try? sign up here)

I really like the smell of this product that's one thing i do look for first. The bottle says its peach but its a really great scent.
The shampoo cleans my hair well and lathers really well and the conditioner is great!
I really HATE conditioners that are thin and watery which this one is neither.
When i put the conditioner in my hair it was really thick and stayed in my hair which I loved. I am one of those people who have really tangled and unmanageable hair so this conditioner worked miracles for me!
BUT.... If you have oily roots ( like myself) use the conditioner only on the lower half of your head because it did make my roots greasy. 

I have noticed a change in my hair since I've starting using the shampoo and conditioner. I cut about 4 inches off of my hair because my ends were so bad from flat ironing and curling my hair.
Try it for yourself you have nothing to lose but will gain healthy beautiful hair.

Head and Shoulders for women is currently having a contest on their facebook. To enter click here be sure to like them also! :)

What products do you use on your hair? What type of hair routine do you have?

Thanks for reading and have a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fing'rs Edge Nail Strips Review

Hello I hope all of you had a wonderful and safe Sunday. I want to say thank you to all of my new followers i really enjoy meeting and following new bloggers :)

So today while i was cooking a recipe of my grandmother (goulash) I had a huge dilemma. I totally forgot that on Thanksgiving my can opener broke! I was so mad haha :)   I try not to eat canned or processed food but my recipe called for tomato juice and stewed tomatoes.  Anyways, so i had to run out to our local Family Dollar store and as i was walking to the kitchen aisle for my can opener these beauties caught my eye

So cute right!?!  They were only 3.00 so I was like what a STEAL!

Here are the directions I am tired (okay okay and LAZY, don't judge) so i took a picture instead of typing them. Hey, whatever works right?

They were pretty easy to apply. I am going to say that this brand and the KISS brand i used before they both fit some of my nails weird. I didn't have enough of the sticker to cover the sides of my nails but I'm thinking maybe my nails are just a crazy shape, I'm not sure ill have to google more reviews. Its not noticeable so I'm not complaining.

Here is my finished product:

Don't pay attention to the shiny mess around my cuticles I added a top coat to make the stickers last longer I just haven't washed my hands to take the polish off my skin.

I would  give this 4 stars out of 5 only because when i filed them off  the sticker kind of wanted to peel off where i had filed and because the pinkie sticker was way to big for my finger but then again like i said i probably just have crazy shaped nails :)

Here are the KISS brand nails that i did last week.

You can find the KISS brand at Dollar General I didn't see them at my Family Dollar.

What is your favorite nail trend this fall?

Thanks for reading!

XoXo Phelicia

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Kevin Murphy Heat Protecting Shampoo Review

Hello! This is a shampoo that i received in a Christmas Beauty Swap I did with Maria ( we did another box in October) I will be posting the Christmas box tomorrow. I loved the shampoo so much I couldn't wait to blog about it.

The smell is different than other shampoos, it has a natural clean smell to it. I really like how it made my hair feel so clean, shiny and it doesn't feel weighed down if that makes any sense.

I'm not sure if you can tell but i took some pictures because right away with wet hair i noticed my hair was shiny.


Now all i need is the conditioner to go with this shampoo! :) I will try and remember to take a picture tomorrow of  my hair when its dry so i can compare pictures. I'm always searching for the "perfect" shampoo and conditioner.

What is your favorite shampoo and conditioner?

Thanks for reading.
XoXo Phelicia :)

November Glam Bag

Hello and Happy December! :)
I know this blog is long over due but unfortunately, I have been sick for the past few months. I'm sure you have read in my previous posts that I've been sick. All of these allergies and colds have finally turned into Bronchitis and Ive been miserable but now I'm getting better WOOOHOO :)
Here is the November Glam Bag I received from

In the November bag I received meet matt(e) eyeshadow in matt batali from the BALM,  Benefit they're real mascara,Starlet cosmetics eye pencil (in black), BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in Dare Devil and Nailtini nail lacquer in Millionaire

This was my first time subscribing and I really love all the products I received. At first i didn't like the eyeshadow but i found a good use for it. Now I like to use it for my eyebrows and as a liner under my eyes.

This picture i only have the meet matt(e) on my eyebrows

This picture I'm wearing the lip gloss and meet matt(e) eyebrows and eyelids.

I really love the nail polish and the eyeliner goes on so smooth. For only 10.00 a month it is truly a great deal. I have to say that I am very excited to see what they have planned for the December bag.

What are your must have beauty products this holiday season?

Thanks for reading
XoXo, Phelicia :)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Dino Lingo for kids DVD set

Hello! Happy last day of November! Where has the year gone? This year has went by so fast!
Since tomorrow marks the fist day of December and we are rushing around trying to figure out what to buy our children,siblings,nieces,nephews etc.. I have found these cutest video sets that are educational.

As a mother I've always tried to buy toys and videos that were also educational and i really like the Dino Lingo videos.

Here is a clip of one that teaches Latin. Blogger isn't cooperating but here is the link for the Spanish video:

Check out their YouTube channel they have 34 videos and other languages that include English,Russian,Persian,Japanese,Swedish,Irish,Bulgarian,French and many more.
Watch Dino Lingo on YouTube here
Where Can I buy Dino Lingo?
How much does Dino Lingo cost?
For the Spanish set it is 148.95 Which isn't bad considering what comes with it. The set includes:
5 DVDs / 150 flash cards / 10 posters / a vocabulary book / a coloring book
world map / Spanish flag / parents guide / a dinosaur plush toy
It also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.
Spanish for kids full home education set
Be Sure to check them out on their YouTube page and their website.
What presents will you be purchasing for Christmas this year?
Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 9, 2012

"Crafty Chic Boutique" is now open!!

Hello! :) I haven't been around because my son has been sick these past few weeks and now  I think I'm  starting to catch what he has. I think I have caught every sickness going around in his school (haha) Anyways..

With the holidays around the corner I find myself wanting to make things to decorate with. My favorite thing to make right now are wreaths. I decided to open up an online store to start selling my "creations". I plan to make candles,hand scrubs,soaps and manicure in a jar ( it's a cute mason jar filled with everything you need to paint your nails)

If you are interested you can view my online store here:

I will be posting more wreaths soon when I am finished with them. Here is one I have listed so far

Mini Christmas Wreath

Do you like to decorate for the holidays?

Thanks for reading :)   

Monday, October 22, 2012

My First Beauty Swap

Hello everyone!!
Its been crazy over here the past few weeks so that is why i haven't blogged everyday like i planned.

So, last week i received my first beauty swap box from a friend i made here on blogger, her name is Maria. I had so much fun just emailing and texting her that at one point i forgot we were doing a beauty swap.

What is a beauty swap? It is when you and another blogger (or person) get to know each other and find out your likes and dislikes. You set a budget and shop for items they would like or want to try.

It was so funny when we were chatting we both have the same skin tone,skin problems and like the same colors and items. (well, she knows more about make up then me) So i actually gained more than beauty products with this swap, i also made a really cool friend too :)

Here is my box (we also recycled our beauty items we no longed used or never used but that's a separate blog)

This is how everything looked once i unloaded my box.
We set a budget of 50.00 but we both went over so i think we spent around 60-70 not including the shipping which was 20.00 for us both.
This is what i received in my box:
I love the urban decay set! i havent tried the elf one yet. 
All three of these are great! I really love the whipes they smell great adn the makeup remover works so good. 
First two lipsticks are elf brand and the last is nyc. Ill update the colors later when i get my lipsticks
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these bronzers!  The translucent powder is great also
The brushes are great!!
These colors look so fun i cant wait to try them
I also received some fun candies and snacks but i didn't take any pictures of them.
Here is a preview of some of the gifts i sent her but you will have to read her blog to see what she  received.
If you want to see her box read her blog here

Monday, October 15, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


For most people when they think of October they think of cooler weather,changing leaves and Halloween. October has a deeper meaning for me, it is when everyone shows support for breast cancer survivors and fighters.

I am going to share something personal with you that only a handful of people know about me.

When i was 18 years old i found a lump in my right breast. I remember thinking "Oh its no big deal, ill go see my gyno and have an excused day off of work." WRONG. I remember the doctors face when she came in. She looked like i was over reacting but she examined me anyways. She confirmed my suspicion and said  "Yes, you do have a lump, actually two" and scheduled an ultra sound for the next week.

I was so scared I remember my stomach being in knots and feeling the room spin. How could this be happening to me? 

 A week later I had my ultra sound and my mom had her mammogram done. We went our separate ways. In my ultra sound they confirmed the two lumps and advised me i needed to get a biopsy done as soon as possible. I wanted to cry. I still remember how i felt that day, i can even remember what the room looked like.

So i had the biopsy done two weeks later. It was the worst pain Ive ever felt but the worst part of all of this was waiting for the results to come back. The results came back benign but i have to have yearly check ups until I'm 28.

Im happy to say that last month during my yearly checkup everything came out okay.

As i sit and think of what i went through, all of the crying and stress of wondering what if, i cant even imagine how people fight this horrible disease. How do they stay positive?  I don't have an answer to that question. All i can do is show my love and appreciation for all the fighters,survivors and the ones who didn't make it.

A few items ive bought this month to show my support (except the shirt that i bought last year. I am still looking for a new shirt but havent came across any yet)

Prevention is key. Always check for lumps once a month!

For more information visit:

Thanks for reading and don't forget to show your support!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Influenster website review

Have you heard?? Influenster has recently relaunched their page. It is new and improved and i am loving everything they have done!

The look and layout is different but very easy to navigate ( gotta love that! Thanks, Influenster!)

They now give you more badges to unlock. Lifestyle and Expert badges. Examples below:

MosquitoThe mosquito badge,  GamerGamer badge,    Fashionistafashionista badge.

But these are just a few, they have more!

For my male readers, if i have any they even have a badge just for you!

A gentleman who values style AND substance
So be sure to tell your husband and boyfriends to sign up also.
Now they have badge scores, every time you complete a review,survey,blog entry etc on a certain badge it raises your score and every night influenster updates your score.
Connect with all your social media sites to raise your score also.
Check it out for yourself they have more boxes coming out soon
Thanks for reading and enjoy! I'm positive you will love Influenster as much as i do!

Influenster 2012 Naturals VoxBox is here!!


A few days ago i received my 2012 Naturals VoxBox in the mail. I received each product complimentary for tesing pursposes from influenster.

My VoxBox included the following products:

The Original Dish Drying Mat    $4.99
Twitter #Theoriginaldishdryingmat   Facebook

GEODEO Natural Deodorant Plus Detox Complex in Island scent    $5.99 (2.3oz stick)

Twitter @mygeodeo            Facebook

Lypsyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizer        $2.87-2.99
Twitter:@LypSylLipBalm                 Facebook

EBOOST             $28for box of 20 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 30effervescent powders , $39 for box of 12 shots
Twitter: @EBOOST                      Facebook

SheaMoisture Raw Shea, Chamomile & Argan Baby Bar Soap  $4.99 for a 5oz bar
@SheaMoisture4u                       Facebook

CleanWell Individual Hand Sanitizer Wipes $29.99 for 50 pouches
@CleanWell                                 Facebook

NECTRESSE Sweetener  3.99 for 40 servings and 6.99 for 140 servings
** i also purchased a big tub of this at wal-mart for almost 4 or 5 dollars so if you don't want the hassle of having packets they have a container (big and small) that opens wide enough for a spoon.**


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Eboost review

I received a packet of Eboost complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
The flavor I received was orange.

A statement from their website:
It’s better than energy. It’s EBOOST.
Americans are busier than ever but we’ve relied on bad energy to keep up…until now.
EBOOST is a boost that does more. It’s a mood boost, focus boost, immunity boost, natural boost, a no-crash boost.
EBOOST uses real ingredients, stuff you’ve heard of like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Green Tea, Vitamin B-12 and Folic Acid. And the stuff you might not have heard of: Quercetin, 5-HTP, Resveratrol, Huperzine-A — it’s all good too. What could be sweeter than that? Well, we even sweeten our product with Stevia, a plant, not a chemical.
What started as a celebrity secret for A-Listers like Madonna, Shakira, Oprah Winfrey and Amar’e Stoudemire is now a necessity for the multi-tasking generation. We took the time to formulate a multi-purpose product that really works so you don’t have to waste time with mediocre products that sort of work.
Get your boost with the convenience of a shot, or an easy-to-mix powder packet in four delicious flavors: Super Berry, Orange, Pink Lemonade and Acai Pomegranate. No matter how you boost, you’re sure to feel great. All day, every day.
They come in a convenient pack that you add 8 fl oz of water to.

This is how the drink mix looks.
I really like that the ingredients are all natural. That was one of my favorite things about this product.
To view the ingredients click here
The only complaints I have are  #1 the taste. It was very bitter but that is expected since it is all natural with only 150 mg of stevia leaf extract and #2 would be the price. I'm a bit cheap (ha ha)
Eboost $28.00  for a box of 20 powders, $39.00 for a box of 30 powders, and $ 39.00 for a box of 12 shots.
On the card i received it says
" Eboost will boost your mood,focus and immunity with natural ingredients and no crash. As a shot or an east to mix powder in four flavors, you'll feel great whether you choose orange,pink lemonade,acai pomegranate or super berry."
Even though i didn't like the taste it did its job very well. I had energy all day long and haven't felt a crash. That is one thing that keeps me away from energy drinks and mixes.
I really want to give this product another try, maybe i just didn't care for the Orange flavor. Next i will buy the pink lemonade flavor and see if i like it better.
For more information visit their website at:
What do you use for energy/immunity support? Do you think you will give this product a try?
Have a wonderful Sunday night and thanks for reading! :)


Friday, October 5, 2012

SheaMoisture Baby Bar Soap"

I received a bar of SheaMoisture Baby Bar Soap complimentary from Influenster,but don't let the name fool you it works great on adults too!

Besides loving the great scent of this soap i really love the fact that it is sulfate-free and enriched with luxurious natural organic ingredients and is gentle enough for the sensitive skin of babies,children and adults.


This soap lathers really well. With other bar soaps you have to keep rubbing and rubbing the soap in your hands just to get a decent lather but with SheaMoisture i only had to rub it once and i had so much soap on my hands. I really love that it cleaned my son and myself so good with out that weird left over feeling other soaps leave behind. We felt so soft and clean after our showers!

I will be buying another bar for my face it worked so great! I like that i washed my face and it took the oil and dirt away while leaving my skin soft and moisturized.

Here is my son with his SheaMoisture Baby Bar Soap.
You can read more about SheaMoisture products on their website:
A statement from their website:

To our Shea Moisture friends & family,

Our company has grown dramatically in the last few years with new organic bath, body and hair lines, but our website has ceased to function effectively for the online needs of our loyal customers. We are working diligently to re-design our website to better serve you with enhanced features.
Our products continue to be available online at,,, and
They can also be found at all Walgreens stores and select Target, CVS, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Christmas Tree Shops, Harmon Face Values, Duane Reade and Meijer stores.
Please contact us with any questions at or (631) 842-8800, M-F 9-5 ET.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Richelieu Dennis
Founder & C.E.O. of SheaMoisture

What type/brand of soap do you use? How does it leave your skin, are you happy with it?

Thanks for reading!