Archive | December 2016

Tree Dazzler Deluxe Christmas Tree Lights

Why was I watching an infomercial recently and saw this on TV?  I was amazed but skeptical.  For $40 this promised to light up your tree to make it look like a professional did it.  So since I had not put my tree up yet, I thought “why not?”  You know that the WORST part of decorating the tree is the lights so this seemed like an answer to a dream.

I went on YouTube first and looked at a video and was pleased with what I saw and decided to buy.  When I did a google search I saw that HSN had the same item for the same price BUT they had easy pay so you could split the payment in two.  I did go ahead and pay the $40 lump sum payment.

I took some still shots so you could see how it looked.

Just as they mentioned, you take it out and plug it in and you are ready to go.  It really can’t get any easier.

Here is the video from HSN’s YouTube channel showing the demonstration of how it works: https://youtu.be/Q5Evg39z-HM

When I tell you that this was the best $40 I have spent in a while, I am so serious.  It made decorating the tree so much easier because if you had gaps you didn’t have to worry because the size of the lights would fill in the gaps.

The lights have 3 modes: still mode, shimmer mode and show mode.  Each mode has corresponding colors that show in that mode. I keep mine on show mode which gives a continuous flash of multiple colors constantly.

I ordered it Nov 25th and it shipped Nov 29th so I had it in about 1 week. If you are tired of struggling with lights, you MUST have this.  HSN is currently doing easy pay on THREE payments and it’s now $50 – I guess they are trying to give people’s pockets a break from Christmas shopping.  Here is the link to their site if you would like to purchase or just find out more information: https://www.hsn.com/products/tree-dazzler-deluxe-christmas-tree-lights/8205253

The official Tree Dazzler website still has it for $40 but you have to pay shipping and handling: https://www.treedazzler.com

Let me know if you have tried this and what do you think.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills gloss

Hey all.  I just did a video on these glosses but I thought I would provide you guys the pics that I took after using the glosses.

Am I the only person that is almost off of the matte lipstick train? It’s not like I’ve tried tons but the ones that I have tried have been drying.  I know that this is the nature of the beast (matte = dry) but still, my lips are tired.

I can’t seem to find a matte that doesn’t eventually dry my lips out and I’m assuming that I never will.  I can’t help but think “why am I paying a lot of money to dry my lips out beyond recognition?”

Any who, I went back into my happy drawer and found this set of mini glosses from the ABH Fall Collection that I bought a few months ago.  I always loved the feel and colors and was just wearing them sparingly.

I decided to give my lips some much needed TLC and switch back to glosses for a minute.  Why?, because it’s cold and I just want another layer covering my lips to combat the elements.  I live in Atlanta but it’s still cold in the mornings and after the sun goes down. I just feel like a gloss or creme lipstick is better for your lips in the cold because you aren’t drying them out twice: once from the lippie and second from the weather. Just my opinion.

For all of my Sephora Beauty Insiders and VIBs, the ABH glosses can be purchased at Sephora: http://www.sephora.com/lip-gloss-P404830?skuId=1791730&icid2=products%20grid:p404830http://www.sephora.com/lip-gloss-P404830?skuId=1791730&icid2=products%20grid:p404830

You can still purchase the kit on the ABH website: http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/mini-lip-gloss-set—fall/ABH01-18302.html?cgid=makeup-lips#start=3&cgid=makeup-lips

So here are pictures of me wearing each gloss.  I had worn all except Amber and Carla. I love the creamy consistency.  They all went on smoothly and evenly except Amber, which was the lightest so I wasn’t surprised. Have you worn these? What are your thoughts, fav colors?

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Raisin

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Amber – this was wayyyyy to light me my skin tone.

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Berry

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Maple

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Rum

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Carla – this one really surprised me. I had been scared of this because it was red but it’s a very cool red. I love it.