Saturday, December 20, 2014

DINAIR Airbrush Makeup Gives You a Flawless Look

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 I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own. 

I can still remember the day that my makeup looked at absolute was my wedding day 9 and a half years ago. I have never been a heavy makeup person and have always stuck to the basics but for my big day I wanted to have the best makeup and still look like "me." Of course that meant I paid someone to do it and they used airbrush makeup. It was my first experience with it and the makeup felt so light and smooth on my skin. I got compliments all night on my makeup and I was so glad that I got it done. Over the years on special occasions I have had my makeup done again and it always turned out great. I had no idea that I could create my own flawless look at home but I can with the Dinair Airbrush kit.

Airbrushing your makeup on means you are spraying a fine mist so the makeup blends evenly on the skin. If you have never tried it I definitely say give it a go because it is the best feeling makeup I have ever had.

The personal pro airbrush kit comes with everything you need to do your whole face and even body makeup too.
  • All-in-One 8 Color Palette in Your Shade Range.
  • 8 Chosen Makeup Shades in your Color Range (.25oz.) Foundation, Blush, Shadow, Liner, Brow, Lip
  • Brow/Shadow Airbrush Guide for Precision
  • Sample Corrective Concealer
  • Airbrush Cleaner (4oz.)
  • Instructional DVD
  • Spray-On Moisturizer
  • Digital Air Compressor is Ultra Quiet
  • Easy Variable Speed Control- Rotary Design
  • Tap On/Off Control for Easy Access
  • Compact, Hand-Held
  • Internationally Power Plug 
I can't stress this enough...please watch the included DVD. I personally think this is one of the greatest little devices to have at home but it does have a learning curve as you don't want to accidentally plaster yourself with thick makeup so that you are unrecognizable. It comes with several sheets to practice on at first and it suggests practicing on yourself with water to start which I did that as well.

They also have so many quick video tutorials on their website so you can see how it is done in real time. After some practice this theoretically can be fasting than putting on traditional makeup. I am definitely still learning myself!

This method of applying makeup is extremely sanitary as it is touch-free application. You drop the makeup into the round circle on the "pen" and spray. no cross-contamination and no sharing sponges and brushes. This is great for for those that like doing each other's makeup. No needless touching! Very easy to clean afterwards too which is important to me as a mom since I feel like I never have enough time in the day.

I really like airbrushed makeup because I probably only have a dozen events a year that I am one to get all girly for and with this I feel like my makeup looks fabulous. Now when I do wear makeup I know it will look great.

This particular kit lets you choose from a wide variety of compressor colors as well as premium, luxury and limited edition colors. I like it because even if you don't want bright and "wow" makeup it still works to just even out skin tone and blemishes for a more natural look that can be worn every day. Don't be scared of their customer service as they are there to help you color match by helping pick the right colors for you as well as any questions you may have with using their products. From bright and bold to natural lokoing the Dinair airbrush can help you get a flawless look.

Connect: You can connect with DINAIR Airbrush on Facebook and @Dinair on Twitter.

Last Minute Gift Ideas from Best Buy

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Can you believe that Christmas is almost here? This year seems to have flown by so fast, I just can't quite grasp it yet. I literally just walked in the door from my family's gathering and we had a great time, but I'm not even close to finished with all of my holiday shopping. I've still got gifts to grab for the kids as well as about 10 others on my list.

I know what's at the top of my boys' gift list and if they're good little (big) boys, they might just find an Xbox One under the tree on Christmas morning. With exclusive titles and blockbuster hits as well as the hottest sports franchises and top family titles, gaming comes to a whole new level with Xbox One.

Best Buy has that and other great gift ideas for family and friends of all ages. The latest music lover on your list will be sure to love some of the latest speakers and headphones from JBL. I know first hand that the JBL Flip 2 will rock your little socks off with its awesome sound clarity. Other great ideas include the JBL Charge 2 and JBL Reflect Earbud headphones.

And these days, everyone's schedules are hectic running from here to there, a GPS from Garmin and TomTom would be an awesome gift for anyone behind the wheel. You'll not only get door to door directions, but you'll also enjoy hands-free calling through bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition technology. You can get weather updates to plan accordingly and updates on traffic so you can pick your best route.

Best Buy offers these gifts and many more so you're sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Think Wind Power, an Alternate Energy Source

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Xcel Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.

Photo attribution by satit_srihin

The cost of living is rising. Whether it's at the grocery store or in your energy costs, prices are getting steeper and I don't blame you if you're scared. I'm right there with you because I feel like every dime that I make goes to bills. There's nothing left for play and sometimes that makes life seem a little less enjoyable.

I've actually been thinking a lot about alternative energy sources lately and have heard great things about wind power, which is not just better for the environment, but it's lighter on the wallet as well. This brings me to Xcel Energy which has been the nation's #1 provider of wind energy over the last decade. Residents of Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and New Mexico can benefit from the energy that Xcel Energy provides through Windsource.

With 5,300 megawatts of wind in their system, Xcel Energy can power nearly 2.7 million average-size homes each year! In partnership since 2008 with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, they have been able to predict the wind with a highly-detailed wind-forecasting system that has saved $46 million in fuel costs for their customers.

There are services available for business as well as residential customers. Windsource has Green-e certification which is the leader in consumer protection certification for programs that provide green power. The amount of renewable energy in each state served is made possible through your purchase of Windsource.

You can find more information about costs by state, information on the program and enrollment links right on their website. You can also tour a virtual wind farm and learn all about how wind power works.

As people, we really use so many resources and I feel that it's important to start making small changes as we can to protect the planet for generations to come.

What is your family doing to promote the generation of more renewable energy?

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Xcel Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.


Fridge-to-Go Lunch Box

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I received samples for review/feature. All opinion expressed are my own.
It's not just kid's who use lunchboxes! My husband takes lunch to work each day and often uses a bag to bring his food in. It's such a waste and just adds to the trash bin, which stresses me out and adds to our carbon foot print. Then there's the matter of Tupperware making its return trip home too. With Fridge-to-Go Lunch Box, we are one more step to reducing our waste each lunch!
Lunch Box

Fridge-to-Go, available in black or pink, is perfect for everyone in the family! Eco-friendly design is BPA-free, PVC and lead-safe, while the removable ice pack uses non-toxic purified salt water.

Ice Pack

The lunch box is completely portable and come with a slim, removable ice pack which can be frozen overnight. Pop it into the zippered pocket inside, then fill with your favorite foods, sushi, deli meats, cheese, eggs, and more. The ice pack will help keep your lunch or snacks cold for up to eight hours! No more packing just non-perishable foods, but your favorite foods, snacks, and even treats! Travel with fudge or chocolate for the holidays with ease!

The boxes can hold up to three 16.9 oz. bottles or a drink, sandwich, sides and more. The backside features a Velcro pouch perfect for packaged condiments, silverware, or notes for your kids. The front has a zippered area for keeping i.d., keys, or anything else important when you're on the go. Optional straps allow for sizing for hand carrying or over the shoulder. My husband has really loved using the Fridge-to-Go bag, it's cut back on his waste, and kept his lunches cold and almost colder than when he put the bag together in the morning. I can't wait to try it out in the hot summer months for park outings or just running errands in general, with 100 degree temperatures, we defiantly can use a bag to keep drinks and snacks cold on the go!

You can connect with Fridge-To-Go on their Amazon page