Last Minute Beauty Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Nails & Eyes

~I received Hard Candy, Elegant Touch & Eylure samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~

I have found that most women enjoy receiving beauty products so if your stocking stash is empty here are some cute last minute ideas that are all about fun and some added sparkle. Eyes and nails are some of the first things I like to “decorate” on myself so I think they are just the right amount of beauty fun. Elegant Touch and Hardy Candy can decorate the nails while Eylure can really make the eyes “pop.”

Last Minute Beauty Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Year after year Hard Candy offers limited edition nail sets that are super popular and are filled with adorably fun, glittering polishes. This year is a little different as the brand displays ombre nail kits at the perfect price of $4.88. The set is meant to be used so that each nail has a different color that seamlessly blends together. I have never worn the ombre look but I am ready to try! They also have super cute polish ornaments of 6 shades at $1 each. The entire Hard Candy collection is available exclusively at Walmart and on so you can pick some up with your normal shopping. Nail polish is one of my all time favorite beauty products because painted nails make me feel so girly and you can never have too many colors!
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If you really want to have your nails stand out you can go with the popular trend of fashion nails. Easy and lasting up to 10 days Elegant Touch has adorable House of Ho Ho Ho Nail Sets from the House of Holland Collection.  Available at Nordstrom Rack for just $5.97 you’ll make Mrs. Claus jealous of your mani! Christmas is the time to be as festive as you want to be!
If you want the ultimate in sparkly party lashes then all you need are some gorgeous eyelashes from Eylure to really make your eyes stand out for any party you might be attending over the holidays. They have gorgeous lashes that are bold and beautiful as well as collections for the more every day. They are lightweight, reusable and the adhesive is included. I will admit I was scared to try fake eyelashes at first but honestly they can be extra fun when dressing up.
Stuff those stockings with beauty products this season and the women and teens will be excited for some new beauty bling. These all have great prices and are fun to receive as gifts. Every  year when I was in high school I would look forward to the makeup I would receive in my stocking and when my girls are older I certainly plan on continuing the tradition. Add some sparkle and shine this holiday season!


Puzzle Battle is All About Speed & Friendly Family Competition

~I received a Puzzle Battle sample for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~

I absolutely love everything about puzzles. The more pieces and the longer it takes the better. My 6 year old daughter on the other hand has no patience for such things. She wants a puzzle to be done in 15 minutes tops. The mix of our personalities means we do not do many puzzles together…until now. Puzzle Battle from Blue Orange Games is a twist because you find two puzzles inside one box! The first player to put their puzzle together will be crowned the winner! Be careful both puzzles are very similar to up the difficulty level. It is up to you to be more observant and faster than your opponent!
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Puzzle Battle brings you three different games to choose from. Avoid walking the plank with Puzzle Battle Pirate; finish first with Puzzle Battle Dragon & Princess to be crowned the winner; or become the king of the jungle with Puzzle Battle Jungle. 
Mix up the pieces of the 2 puzzles in the box then each player chooses a model and assembles both parts of their model. The game is played simultaneously by both players. Take the pieces from the box and hurry to put your puzzle together first to beat your opponent. When you are done everything conveniently stores in the tin box.
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Problem solving and processing speed will be tested as players race to complete their 30 piece puzzle. Puzzles will never be “boring” for kids again. It is extremely fast paced and it was not a breeze for me to complete either. Of course it would be even more fun for two kids of similar skills to play together. I am a HUGE fan of Blue Orange Games and of the 5 or so we own they are always a hit. HINT HINT games really do make great gifts and they are something that are played with over and over again through the years.

Connect: You can connect with Blue Orange Games on their website, Facebook and Twitter.


Great Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Enthusiast From Rapala

~I received Rapala samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~

With less than 2 weeks to go till Christmas it is the inevitable last-second rush to find the perfect gifts. If you are still looking for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life don’t panic because you can still get some great gifts from Rapala, one of the most trusted names in fishing. Rapala is a company born more than 75 years ago when it created the first balsa wood lure, which is still widely used today. I grew up fishing with Rapala and I am continuing the tradition with my own family.


One of their Fish ‘n Fillet Knifes is a must for anyone into fishing. My dad has been using his Rapala one for years and now I have my own. Each Rapala knife is masterfully crafted with a renowned razor-sharp blade that anglers worldwide have grown to trust. They offer a variety of specialty blades available too from simple fillet chores to cleaning larger, boney species so that every type of fishing is covered. All the men in my life would love to see a knife wrapped up and addressed to them under the tree.

They offer tons of quality big ticket items like underwater cameras and more while still offering high quality stocking stuffers too!

I know we always like filling our tackle boxes with new goodies every Christmas.

You are absolutely never to old to start fishing. It can be relaxing, it can be a lot of fun and it is something you can enjoy with friends and family. It is also an easy sport to pick up if you just fish from the banks, no boat needed! Visit your local sporting goods store to find Rapala and respected Rapala Brands gear or check out their website to order directly. I highly suggest just going to your local store because it is actually a lot of fun to browse all the fishing stuff and the staff can help you pick out the perfect gift for those seasoned in fishing and for beginners. These are certainly gifts that can be used time and time again and can help spur some great family memories!

Connect: You can connect with Rapala on their website, Facebook and YouTube.


What Happens When the Real Life FROZEN Characters Become Roommates?


I came across this parody of FROZEN a little over a week ago on Facebook and thought it was really funny. We’d been in this big FROZEN kick for the kids and I’m sure many of you have purchased so many FROZEN products it might be driving you a little batty. So, here’s a little FROZEN fun just for the adults!

This was created by ThemeParkHD and they have some crazy videos of roller-coasters, theme park characters and more. Their introduction video of Welcome to ThemePark HD almost made me dizzy to watch. Many of you who come here for the travel info may enjoy checking out their other videos!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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