Thursday, July 28, 2016

AYL Flashlight 900 Lumens CREE XM-L2 LED Tactical Flashlight Review

My husband is hard to please when it comes to flashlights, they aren't bright enough, the batteries go dead quickly, replacement batteries cost too much....the list goes on and on.  So when my husband decided he liked this flashlight I knew we had a winner!

This AYL 900 Lumens CREE XM-L2 LED Tactical Flashlight is small in size.  So small in fact that when we received it I was disappointed because I was sure that it wasn't going to be what we thought it was.  


However this small flashlight surprised me by how powerful it actually is.


Yes, that light is coming from this flashlight.  So this means that you can have a small and lightweight flashlight that is powerful.


Another great thing about this flashlight is that it comes with a rechargeable battery or you can use disposable batteries if needed.  The rechargeable battery holds its charge and lasts for quite a long time.

I did receive this item free of charge in exchange for my unbiased review.  All opinions in this review are my own.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

InstaNatural Glycolic Facial Cleanser

I was extremely excited when I had the opportunity to test out InstaNaturals Glycolic Facial Cleanser.  I am trying to make the switch to a cleaner lifestyle and this cleanser features pure ingredients and natural extracts with no artificial fragrances.

The Glycolic acid in this cleanser is a gentle exfoliator.  So while my skin did tingle a little when using the cleanser it did not feel as if I was using a typical exfoliator.

I noticed when using this cleanser it takes very little cleanser to do the job, so the container will last quite a while.  Making it a decent price at $20 per bottle.  

InstaNaturals promises the cleanser will give you younger looking skin and I believe it delivers.  My skin looks and feels amazing.  I will say that the fine print states that you need to use sunscreen when using this cleanser because it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.  Please pay attention to this because on the day that I used it for the first time I sunburned my face and that is quite unusual for me.

I did receive this product for free so that I could give my unbiased review of it.  The opinions in this post are my own and are not affected by this.

What I Wore Wednesday - July 27, 2016

As I have said the last few weeks have been devastating for me and I am trying to find my new normal.  For me I am doing my best to get back into my routine.  This means getting up and getting dressed even when I don't feel like it.  I am still not feeling it, and I think it shows in my pictures.

I only have two outfits to show this week and they are both work outfits.



Dress - Ralph Lauren, Somewhat similar dress



I love how red shoes can give a boring outfit a bit of pop.  And I had to wear my glasses thanks to my allergies.  I was not a happy camper.

Sweater - Target
Pants - New York and Company Similar
Necklace - Altar'd State


Sorry for the bad selfie but I wanted to show you my cute headband.  It was only $2 at Wal-Mart and I received all kinds of compliments on it.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Menu Plan Monday: July 25-31, 2016

Menu Plan Monday is typically hosted by I'm An Organizing Junkie but she is taking a break for two weeks so there is no link up for this week. 

It's been a busy summer for us, and the last few weeks have been devastating for me (I will be writing about this soon but I am not there yet).  I need to get back to an organized plan and quit relying on my fly by the seat of my pants menu plan.

So here's what I have planned for this week:

Tuesday:  Red Beans and Rice

Wednesday:  Slow Cooker Bolgonese Sauce with Dreamfield's Pasta

Friday:  Eating Out For My Birthday Dinner!!!

Saturday:  Going to a Friends House for a Seafood Night I am taking my Crab Cakes but will be making them with real crab meat instead of Imitation Crab

Sunday:  Your On Your Own

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Eight Girls of Instagram with Vintage Pinup Girl Style That You Should Be Following

I totally love the vintage pinup girl style and would love to incorporate more vintage style clothing into my own wardrobe.  For now I get my vintage pinup girl style fix through Instagram.  Here are four of my favorite people to follow on Instagram because of their amazing vintage pinup girl style!

1.  Miss Victory Violet - She has the most beautiful photos with her makeup and outfits always on point.

2.  Miss Hero Holiday - I love her classic style and her love of bright colors.  Her outfits are always of a classic vintage style.

3.  Sarah M. Palmer (pinuppalmer) - Sarah is one of my favorite Instagrammers for vintage pinup style!  She often tries to recreate the looks of actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood, but my favorite photos are those where there is a Disney theme (we all know how much I love Disney).

 4.  KirstieMyDear - One of the things I like best about Kirstie is that she fully embraces her body type.  She has no problem going against what the beauty standards of today are in order to love her healthy body.

5.  Emmy DeLight - I love how all of Emmy's pictures have a very vintage appeal and seem to transport you back to a different era.

6.  Diablo Rose -Diablo Rose is a stylist at a vintage hair salon and her photos are always full of fun.

7.  Amy (miss_amy_may) - I love Amy's style and her personality always seems to shine through in her photos.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Review: Big Frame Competition Swim Goggles by Eve Shine

My son is an avid swimmer, I guess having a pool in your backyard will do that to you, and is a goggle snob.  He is constantly buying new goggles and the cheap ones just won't do.  So when we had a chance to review these Big Frame Competition Swim Goggles from Eve Shine we were excited.  I did receive these goggles for free in exchange for my honest unbiased review but this did not affect my opinion of them at all.  All opinions in this blog post are my own.

One of the first things he noticed about these googles is that they have a great clasp on the back and they are easy to adjust.  That is a big issue for him as he often has a problem getting his goggles adjusted correctly.  The clasp also made for an extremely snug fit, again a big plus for him.

He also liked how darkly mirrored they were and the UV protection that they offered because of how well they blocked the sun.   

Another big complaint for him with typical goggles?  Fogging up.  These goggles do not fog up with use so that was another huge plus in their favor.

And did I mention that they come with a hard shell protective case to store them in?

So if you are also a goggle snob or are looking for a great pair of goggles these might just be perfect for you.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: New York Biology Retinol Moisturizer with Hyaluronic

Yesterday I reviewed New York Biology's Eye Gel and today I am reviewing their Retinol Moisturizer with Hyaluronic.

Like the Eye Gel this moisturizer is amazing.  I have been using it for a week and can already see the difference in smoothness.

New York Biology's Retinol Moisturizer uses all natural antioxidants like green tea and wheat germ oil and is made in the United States.

To use this moisturizer you simply apply it twice a day.  It's easy to apply and has the same pump top that the Eye Gel does.  Which makes for easy application and it dispenses just the right amount.  


And like the Eye Gel the container is huge so it will last a while, which makes it a great value.  

I did receive this product for free in exchange for my honest review, and this did not change my opinion of the product.  All opinions contained in this blog post are my own unbiased opinions.