Free Smoothies on National Flip Flop Day – Tropical Smoothie Cafe

 It’s that time of year for cool refreshing drinks, and one of the places I tend to go to a lot during the summer months is Tropical Smoothie Cafe.  To be able to grab something that fast to eat or drink, and is good for you these days is key – but whats even better is when there is a great cause behind it. 

This year Tropical Smoothie Cafe, has teamed up with Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization. On June 17th, National Flip Flop Day, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be giving away free 24 oz Jetty Punch Smoothies at all 500 of its restaurants from 2 – 7 PM. All guests need to do to get a free smoothie is wear flip-flops (pretty simple right).

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be accepting donations for Camp Sunshine, a place where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families can go to help make memories. Their goal is to raise $1 million so that more children and their families can enjoy the camp. Click on the link above to find out more about Camp Sunshine.


Please help to get the word out to all about this event and lets help make a difference for those families.




When Face Masks Review

Sheet skincare masks have been a new favorite of mine of late. They are typically simple to apply, easy to use and dont take to long. Using masks like this are also great because they cause you to sit and relax, which nowadays is hard to do. When I was approached by When Masks to try a few of their masks, I was excited to say the least.

When Masks, are created and formulate in Korea – and are part of what is now known as KBeauty a great new rise in beauty/skincare. Many of these products are innovative and work wonders. When Masks are just that they, take the typically sheet masks you find and take them a step further. Typical sheet masks are made of fabric or pulp and are surrounded by serum product – When Masks use Bio-Cellulose sheets that are made of coconuts, a gel like texture that adhears to the skin much nicer and allows the product to penetrate the skin more efficiently.

When offers 5 different sheet masks, with different reasons of skincare need in mind. I was given 10:00PM & Travelmate masks. The 10:00PM mask is meant to rejuvenate and restore skin while Travelmate is to refresh skin. The mask is soft and jelly like when placed on the skin, and offers a cooling effect. The 10:00PM is infused with coconut juice and contains hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to keep skin healthy, and watermelon extract and collagen to improve skin elasticity.

I love that not only do these masks work, they are paraben/sulfate/phthalate free; also vegan and gluten free. I enjoyed the cooling sensation and the hydration that the mask gave my skin. I highly suggest you give it a try, and see for yourself how different these sheet masks are from others on the market.

When offers 5 unique masks: Travelmate, 10PM, Snow Magic, Glamour Base, and The Last Choice. You can find these masks at: Sephora, Ulta Beauty, Anthroplogie (online), Birchbox (online), and Rickys NYC.





Disclosure: These products were provided by BrandBacker for review purposes, however as always my opinions are my own.

PCA Skin – Ideal Complex Revitalizing Eye Gel Review

For me as I get older, I take extreme care of my skin including my delicate eye area. Trying to remove any signs of fine lines and wrinkles as little as possible, or finding a product that delivers has become a bit of a search for me. When I was approached by PCA Skin to try our there Ideal Complex Revitalizing Eye Gel, I was ready to take the challenge.

PCA Skin has been and continues to be a trusted innovator in the development of highly effective professional treatments and daily care products. Their vision is to improve peoples lives by providing results-oriented skincare solutions for the health of everyones unique skin.

The Ideal Complex Revitalizing Eye Gel, treats dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles, and sagging eyelids with the impressive blend of peptides, growth factor and stem cell extract in a lightweight gel. This unique product uses the latest science to combine proven ingredients in a single formulation that can be applied directly to all areas of the eye, including the eyelid. Results seen in as little as one week.

I have been using this product for about for a little over 2 weeks, and love the results so far. Its lightweight, and easy to use. Very little of the product is needed and when applied dries relatively fast – perfect for warmer weather months with the gel formula. I love the fact that you can use this over the entire eye area including the eyelid, many products you aren’t able to do that. Product works great morning or night, and for daytime use lays wonderfully under makeup. I have noticed a few results in my eye area, however nothing drastic as it isn’t such a problematic area for me. I believe with continued use of this, I will be able to see more results. I would definitely try this product again, and also try out the cream version during the colder, winter months for more moisture.

I highly suggest you take a look for yourself at this product if your not the search for a eye gel, or others from their skincare line. Check out PCA SKIN  yourself and receive Free shipping on your first order (no minimum purchase required) using promo code: BrandBacker. Code expires June 30, 2016.





Disclosure: This product was provided by BrandBacker for review purposes, however as always my opinions are my own.


Beaute La Royale Micro Roller Set – Review & Giveaway


Check out my latest beauty product review and enter for your chance to get one yourself.

Enter for your chance to win your very on Micro Derm Roller Set —

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Disclaimer: This product was provided by Beaute La Royale for review purposes, however as always my opinions are my own.

MAKE Beauty | Review


When it comes to beauty products I have my fair share. I read review (much like the this one your reading) and I do my own research. Finding products that work, aren’t going to cost too much, and aren’t bad for you are my main focus points when it comes to makeup. I also like finding products that are made locally, helping the nearby economy. So when I was given the opportunity to try a local brand, MAKE, I was ready for the challenge.


MAKE is a beauty company based out of New York City. They believe that beauty has no rules, and everyone has their own artistic approach. Be inspired, whimsical, outgoing, outspoken, intelligent, and confident. The products are sourced without parabens, and are not tested on animals. They also donate 10% of sales to the We See Beauty Foundation, supporting women-lead, worker-owned cooperative businesses across the Americas.


The product lines they offer are the typically; Beauty (face, eyes, lips, cheeks) & Skincare (cleansers, toners, moisturizers). I was lucky enough to try to products from their beauty line (pictured below). I received the Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Alabaster and Silk Cream Lipstick in Taffy.

The Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Alabaster is a soft eggshell with peach undertones, perfect base shadow for most any look. The shadow was extremely velvety on the skin, and had great pigmentation. Vitamins C & E are amongst the ingredients in the shadow and help to provide antioxidant protection on the delicate eye area. This can be used either wet or dry. Being my skin tone is a little pale at the moment from the winter it was a bit hard to notice the color, however I think once I do get a little color this Summer this would be a great go to for a fresh swipe of color across the eyelid.


The Silk Cream Lipstick in Taffy was is a medium pink with purple undertones, I was classify this as one of the go to lipstick colors choices in the mauve family. The lipstick has vivid color, and was very creamy. Rosehip, Soybean, Safflower Oils are amongst the ingredients in the lipstick and help to provide a protective moisturizing treatment. The lipsticks are feather resistant and true to color. As you can see for the swatch I took below, this color is very pretty even though I am fair-skinned at the moment. A great color tone for most everyone I think, and it was nice how it wasn’t heavy or drying on the lips.


In all I was pleasantly surprised by the company and products as a whole. Plus the cute packaging didn’t hurt either. I look forward to sampling more of their products soon. If your ready to try some products yourself, enjoy a special 20% off sitewide on with the code MAKEYOURSELF, valid through 3/1-5/31.






Disclosure: This product was provided by BrandBacker for review purposes, however as always my opinions are my own.

Tata Harper – Purifying Mask Reviewย 

Have you seen my latest review on Tata Harper’s new Purifying Mask? If not, check it out below.









Disclosure: This product was provided by Tata Harper for review purposes, however as always my opinions are my own.

Valentia True Glow Eye Cream & Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask – Reviewย 

   Skin care for me has become more of a important thing as I have gotten older. Of course skin concerns change with age but preventive care is the best to help lessen the impending signs of aging (and stress).  When I was given the opportunity to try out some key skin care products from Valentia, I was prepared to be amazed. 

True Glow Eye Cream

The first product I was given to try was the True Glow Eye Cream. Ok I’ll be honest I have a zillion eye creams, finding one that works is hard for me. Some are better at night for treatments, others work better in the day and work perfectly under makeup. This eye cream was the perfect consistency in my eyes (haha good pun). Light enough for daytime wear, laid nicely under makeup and didn’t leave a residue – absorbed into skin almost immediately. I also have lovely dark circles and my blue veins show, no matter how much water I intake daily it is just something herititary I deal with. This helped the thin, delicate skin under my eyes adding moisture and hydration so that those lines weren’t as visible. I also really love that not only are the ingredients simple (including Vitamin C, and Organic Rosehip Oil), it’s made in the USA (love that!) 

Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

The other product I was given to try was the Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask. Now I have see the buzz all over the Internet with all the new products out there that are said to give you the youthful skin back. This was is definitely one that should be on your radar. With the list of ingredients (including Organic Rosehip Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Vitamin E and COQ10) this mask packs a punch. You can use this daily and it only takes 15-20 minutes before you rinse off. There is a slight tingle from the mask once applied but nothing like some masks on the market. The hydration it provides your skin is more then just on the surface but the cellular level beneath. After removing the mask I noticed a plump, glowing complexion. I think with continued use of this the results would be substantial. 
In all I was beyond impressed with these products and this company. The ingredient lists are amazing, it’s produced in the USA (another plus) and more over the products deliver. I can not wait to try other items from this company.  

If your ready to get your hand on these must have skin products click on the images above.  


                          Happy Pampering!!

Disclaimer: These products were provided by BrandBacker for review purposes, however as always my opinions are my own