Subscription Box Beware! Blue Velveteen Scam

I just want to help get the word out.

Boxy Ladies


There has been a lot of DRAMA surrounding the Blue Velveteen subscription box. It started as a box that looked like it may rival Birchbox in its theme and price.

After some initial issues, a lot of people (including a bunch of bloggers) received a September box and were cautiously optimistic about the box.

However, I can say with all certainty that the optimism is gone now. It seems like the lady that started Blue Velveteen has shut down communication on all social media sites and has essentially stolen people’s money.

Needless to say, people are PISSED. I never signed up for this box but I had heard of communication issues with the company the past few weeks so I had been paying attention. (This is what pro bloggers do.) At one point I tweeted to the owner to ask if the rumors of the company going under were true…

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All Treats, No Tricks Giveaway Hop Ends 10/31 – John Paul Doggie Spa Giftset

Lots of giveaways to enter.

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All Treats, No Tricks Giveaway Hop Ends 10/31


I will be giving a  John Paul Pet Doggie Spa Giftset (Oatmeal Shampoo, Oatmeal Conditioning Spray and Eyes & Ears Wipes). The Oatmeal Shampoo is for sensitive skin great for cats and dogs. You put the conditioning spray on while your dog or cat is still damp and then comb out their fur to make sure it goes on evenly. The wipes are for wiping their eyes, ears and face. My dog didn’t seem to mind the bath, wiping or combing at all. She really enjoyed it. GIVEAWAY FOR U.S. ONLY.


Welcome to the first annual “All Treats, No Tricks” Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops – so stay with us and you will have many chances…

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Braun No touch + forehead thermometer

PicMonkey Collage Braun Therm

I am a member of in short is a site kind of like Smiley360 that will send you product absolutely free (to those that qualify in exchange for you 100% honest review.

Influenster has what are known as Vox boxes and Vox boxes can contain 1 product or a few different products. I recently qualified for the New Braun No touch + forehead thermometer Vox box.

I have not (thank goodness) had to use it in a real fever type situation but I have played with it a bit, and with flu season approaching am glad I have now. I really like it and it is super easy to use (and very light weight) as I have demonstrated here in this How to use the Braun no touch + forehead thermometer YouTube video. One of the things I love is that you could use it when you child is sleeping, without disturbing them. I have had to wake my 6-year-old many times at night, in the past due to his fevers getting really high. With this there will be no more having to wake him unless he really needs to be takin to the Dr. Another nice thing is that it reads very quickly, so more begging your child to sit still.

PicMonkey Collage Braun Therm 2

Inside the box you get the Braun thermometer, 2 batteries, a quick start guide and an instruction booklet.

It also seems to me to be accurate or at least consistent. I tested it out on my fiancé, my mother, both my children, and myself and our temps were all reading about the same temperature each time on each person. Shamefully I did not own a reliable thermometer to test it against so I compared consistency and it was very consistent.


If you are interested in getting the Braun thermometer here it is on Amazon.

If you would like to join Influenster  go HERE and request an invite


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and I hope you are having a WONDERFUL day.



One Lovely Blog Award



First I would like to thank   from for nominating me for this blogger award. Also thank you to my subscribers, because without you there wouldn’t be any reason to blog.

There are some guidelines to follow in order for the nominees to accept the award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
  • Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

So here are the rest of my guidelines fulfilled so that I can accept this award!

Seven bits and bobs about me:

  1. My favorite color is Teal
  2. One of my favorite show is The walking dead.
  3. I taught myself to knit and crochet in my early 20s.
  4. The first CD that I got was Metallica Load, and it was given to me by my older brother for my 13th birthday.
  5. I am a Harry Potter fan
  6. The date I got clean and sober is 3/3/05
  7. My daughters name is Siri and it is my name backwards.

For the One Lovely Blog Award I nominate (in no special order):

















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and I hope you are having a WONDERFUL day.



Writing 101 assingment 7

hi all

I have fallin a bit behind on my writing 101 assignment. Due to needing to get my box reviews done and the kids going to birthday parties along with some school things but here is assignment 7

Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else..Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. You can create a strong opposition between the two speakers — a lovers’ quarrel or a fierce political debate, for example. Or you could aim to highlight the difference in tone and style between the two different speakers —your call!Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. You can create a strong opposition between the two speakers — a lovers’ quarrel or a fierce political debate, for example. Or you could aim to highlight the difference in tone and style between the two different speakers — your call!

Scared and alone on a dark dark night. A bottle and I were having a fight. “your alone” it said I respond with I know,

“your afraid” it whispered I yelled “shut up”. Its temping but I must not its bad but what if its not this time.

It could be different this time. In the back of my mind I know better then that.

I pick up the bottle and throw it across the room and it shatters and whimpers “you hurt me”.

I raise my voice and say NO you have hurt me and this has been going on far to long.

I can not allow it anymore our relationship can not continue!

I try and walk out but then I stop and I start to think of all the fun we have had in the past.

The late night parties and the hang outs but then it comes back to me that it is poison and we have gotten into so much trouble too.

That’s when it is not there when I need it most and time is  when I need to feel and not just numb the pain.

I need help if I am going to move on. I walk into the arms of another and its name is sobriety.

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BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette

Enter to win a Galaxy Chic Bh cosmetics pallet

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This is one of my favorite palettes out of my makeup collection, and the best part is  that it was so affordable! 18 beautiful colors for only $14.95. The colors are buildable and blend well. Use primer for an even more intense color pay off.

The colors are absolutely gorgeous! If you are a fan of shimmery baked eye shadows, then this is for you. I have swatched the colors below! Enjoy!

Galaxy Chic Pallete Galaxy Chic Pallete


Row 1 from left to right: Sun, Jupiter, Prometheus, Aphrodite, Milky Way and cosmic. Row 1 from left to right: Sun, Jupiter, Prometheus, Aphrodite, Milky Way and cosmic.

From left to right: Saturn, Venus, Meteor, Comet, Earth, Neptune From left to right: Saturn, Venus, Meteor, Comet, Earth, Neptune

From left to right: Mercury, Mars, Asteroid, Uranus, Moon, Eclipse From left to right: Mercury, Mars, Asteroid, Uranus, Moon, Eclipse

If you are interested in purchasing this palette, get it HERE at the BH Cosmetics website.

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Writing and Blogging 101 start next week!

Are you new to blogging or want to work on you writing skills come.join blogging.101 or writing 101.

The Daily Post

Ready to commit to your blogging or writing, but wish you had a little support? Look no further: registration is open for the next rounds of Blogging 101 and Writing 101. Both courses start Monday, September 15:

Note: These are the same challenges we ran earlier in the year, offered again so new bloggers can give them a try. For those looking for something new, more 201-level writing and blogging challenges are coming over the next few months.

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero

I was thinking today that I would have probably already given up on this blogging thing if it hadn’t been for 101!
— The Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P

Blogging 101 is a month of bite-size blogging assignments to help you create a blog you’re excited to publish — and that others are excited to read. Here’s how it works:

  • Assignments focus on publishing posts, customizing your blog…

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Adovia Sulfur Soap for Acne, Blackheads and Oily Skin with

photovisi-download soap

Recently I was sent  Adovia Sulfur Soap for Acne, Blackheads and Oily Skin with Dead Sea Salt to test and review and I myself get acne flare ups pretty often but I also have sensitive facial skin, however the good thing about this soap is it’s not just for your face, you can use it all over and that’s what I did  because the rest of my skin is not sensitive, I really liked it a lot it helped my skin to feel super clean and did not leave any residue or filmy type feeling, was not to drying and it has a present scent as well


Now why is this soap such a good soap, well its good because of the Dead Sea salt and Sulfur,  the Dead Sea is located near Jordon, Israel 11,385 and its shore is the lowest point on earth (on dry land). Normal water is 3% salt and Dead Sea salt is 27% salt and made with various types of salt, the minerals in these salts include Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium Chloride, and Bromides which have been found beneficial to those with muscle  pain, stress, skin disorders, insomnia, and joint disorders Magnesium has also  shown to slow aging of the skin.

Also this soap contains Sulfur which is known as “Natures beauty mineral” or “healing mineral” because it actively functions in the production in the production of collagen, sulfur is also a  anti-fungal which is why it’s so great for treating acne. and what happens is It causes the skin to dry and peel which can be good for skin with acne (but this soap also has olive oil and aloe to help balance that). If your skin is prone to white heads, Sulfur can help to reduce and dry oil which can help to prevent blocked pores.

So the answer to why this soap is so great is that it has 2 great components that have been found to help with skin conditions and have anti-fungal as well as Antibacterial properties.

If you would like to know more information on Dead Sea salt  or Sulfur here is where I found it on Ehow

If you are interested in Adovia you can buy it HERE on Amazon or if you have sensitive skin go check out some of their many other products on amazon HERE.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Fireworks Cosmetics fall box


So I have recently had the pleasure of getting a quarterly box from an indie company called Fireworks cosmetics that I want to shout from the roof tops about because the stuff they make is so amazing.

First here is their story it can be found HERE at the bottom of the page

“My story
When I started this company about 6 years ago, I wanted to make a product that everyone could afford.  Mineral makeup is so good for your skin and I wanted to try it, but I couldn’t afford it.  I knew I wasn’t the only one, so my journey began.
To this day I am still learning!  I am still making new products and trying to keep up with what everyone needs or wants. This is why I started making soaps.  You must have a clean face before you put makeup on, especially mineral makeup.  So I started researching facial soaps too.  I have expanded my line of products from just a few makeup items to a full range of mineral makeup and soaps and perfumes, candles, wax tarts and even makeup brushes. I’m excited to see my line grow even further and I’d like to take you all with me.  Without your ideas and your needs I can’t make my products even better.
Thank you all for your support and kind words and your orders! I believe that a good product sells it’s self and I’m beginning to see the effects of that.
Mineral Makeup should be affordable for everyone with quality ingredients and not cheap fillers.  That’s what I do now and what I will always do, because you deserve the best!
Thank you so much!
Debbie McAlester
Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
We use NO Talc, Corn Starch or Bismuth Oxychloride. Only the finest ingredients for a truly amazing product.”

I love the fact that one everyone can find something to fit their skin/fragrance  needs from Debbies company and the second thing I like is that its affordable for almost any budget.

So now Fireworks Cosmetics has introduced their seasonal boxes and this one is the Fall box and here is the Product description of what you get.

“We are very excited to offer these seasonal boxes filled with goodies.  Our first box will be Fireworks for Fall.  This box will contain 2 -4 half soaps of different types and scents, 4 seasonal tart bars, 2 bath bombs, 1 bath salts and 4 sample seasonal eye shadows!  With the exception of the soaps and the sample eye shadows everything will be full sized! We will have only 50 boxes available”


The scents I received for my wax melts are ( x4)

Pumpkin Roll which to me smells like pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon, Cappuccino and it smells amazing it reminds me a lot of how a Sees candy Cappuccino sucker tastes, Apple Cinnamon and to me I smell the cinnamon and then I smell Gala Apples (I think their called) , and Last but not least Banana Nut bread which reminded me of my mothers banana nut bread

The Soaps (x3)

I received are 6 (2 bags of 3) cute little pumpkin soaps which are about and inch long each (which are going to be so cute on my bathroom sink), Cocoa + Coffee which smells fabulous (not pictured below but it is in the top photo) and did you know that coffee is great for the skin it can brighten complexion as well as minimize puffiness on the face, and I also received a shave bar which I have tried already and I LOVE I didn’t even need to lotion my legs the day I shaved.

The Cake Fizzies (x2 full size)

I received Pumpkin and Coco Mango


Bath Salt (x1 11oz full size)

I got Orange Blossom



                     Fireworks 2


(I did mix up one of the pictures so this one is supposed to have the Cocoa + Coffee soap NOT the Super soap)



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eye shadow sample swatches

eye shadows x4 (sample size)

Gold Sparkler, Moon Stone, Mermaids Gold, and Mischief. They are all very pigmented and easy to work with and I don’t even use primer with them.

the total spent for the box was $14.50 + 6.00 for shipping =$21.50 and the approximate value of the box is 41.50 which to me is a great value..  I will definitely be placing and order for next seasons box.

Fireworks Cosmetics is a great indie company and offers a wide variety of scents as well as colors here is the scent list



Apple Strudel      Blueberry    Cranberry    Honeysuckle   Lavender    Gain

Lilac   Linen and Lace    Strawberry Patch      French Vanilla    Cappuccino

China Rain     Cucumber Melon     Banana Nut Bread     Fresh Linen    Kudzu

Storm Watch     Fresh cut Roses     Love Spell   Clean Cotton     Fresh Lemon

Hurricane Daiquiri     Cool Citrus Basil     Twilight Woods     Tide     Rain    Pink  

Christmas Memories      Christmas Mulberry     Cool Water     Fireside

Bubble Bath    Jasmine     Black Musk    English Leather     Diesel

Gardenia      Pumpkin Roll     Apple Cinnamon


and for my readers Fireworks Cosmetics Gave me a coupon code

Mommy Saves 10% until 10/16/14

if you would like to order a box or anything else you can order HERE (as a heads up they are trying to work on some bugs with the website so please be patent with them, you can still place an order)

Thank you for taking the time to read about this wonderful company and for following liking and subscribing to my page and if you are not don’t forget to like or subscribe before going over to the Fireworks page. Also you can like them on Facebook to find out about news and updates.


thank you for reading and  have a WONDERFUL day


*I was not paid to do this box I paid for it with my own money and these are my %100 honest opinions*



Wal-Mart beauty box

Walmart has now come out with a $5.00 beauty box if its like the Target ones there gonna sell pretty quick so hurry

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