Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

One thing I’d really like to do this year is take better care of my skin.  I have good intentions, but then I get busy and I’m lucky just to wash my face before bed.  However, I know I need to do better if I want my skin to look and feel good.  So when I got the chance to try out some skin care products, I jumped at the chance.

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7th Heaven offers a variety of face masks that are both effective and economical.  My skin has been feeling really dull lately so I tried the Exfoliator & Masque first.  It contains crushed dead sea salt, grated orange peel, and ground black lava.  As soon as I opened the package, I noticed the yummy orange scent.  I massaged it into my skin and then let it dry for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.  It didn’t feel very grainy so I wasn’t sure how well it would exfoliate.  But when I rinsed it off, my skin felt very smooth, clean, and fresh!

I had the luxury of soaking in the tub last week so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try out the Dead Sea Mud Pac.  This one is meant for combination and oily skin.  It combines seaweed, crushed dead sea salt, and pressed flowers.  It’s a hard drying mask which I liked.  My skin felt super clean and tight afterwards.

The smell of the Creamy Coconut mask made me think of the beach!  It uses pressed shea nut, pulped coconut, and ground cocoa to moisturize and hydrate skin.  It left my face super soft and supple.

All of these masks can be found at retailers like Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Kroger. They retail for $1.99.  That’s a great deal, especially considering I was able to get two uses out of each pack!

 

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Snowberry was founded by cosmetician Soraya Hendesi, who wanted to create natural skin care products that took advantage of advances in skin care science while also being environmentally friendly.  Snowberry products are not tested on animals and don’t, with the exception of honey and cultured pearl, contain any animal product.

I was really excited to try the New Radiance Face Serum with CuPEP.   Copper Tripeptide-1, which occurs naturally in the skin and which doesn’t cause a skin reaction, stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin.  Snowberry developed a world-first delivery technology that ensures the safe delivery of the peptide into dermal cells.  It’s the only serum in the world with this technology, and  was also the only anti-ageing serum in the world, invited to be presented to the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver.  A trial, carried out by Dermatest Medical Research Institute in Germany, showed that the Serum helped to reduce wrinkle volume by an average of 25.6%!

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This clear serum has no scent and absorbed quickly into my skin.  It was not heavy or greasy feeling at all and left my skin feeling smooth and soft.  I have been using it for about 10 days now, in the morning and at night, and my skin definitely looks smoother and the lines around my eyes seem less noticeable.  I am very pleased with the results so far and can’t wait to see how my skin looks after a full month of using it!

The New Radiance Face Serum retails for $36.  You can purchase it and learn more about Snowberry’s full line of products at snowberryskincare.com.

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda

Interested in winning a CC Beanie and Blanket Scarf from The Paisley Hanger Boutique? Yes? Then keep reading! Plus we’re offering an exclusive coupon code for all items at The Paisley Hanger just for our readers.

 

Let’s start off the New Year with a fun giveaway from our friends over at the Paisley Hanger! Enter below for your chance to WIN a CC Beanie and Blanket Scarf from The Paisley Hanger. Giveaway will run through 1/20/2017 11:59 pm ET.

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time for a little ‘me’ time. Am I right? Moms and women in general tend to put themselves last. Now it’s time to put yourself first! You deserve something new, something special, something just for you!

I am a huge fan of The Paisley Hanger Boutique. I have so many cute outfits. From leggings to sweatshirts to cardigans, I love everything I’ve gotten.

I have my eye on this adorable red cardigan. I think this will be my next purchase.

Enter below for your chance to WIN a CC Beanie and Blanket Scarf from The Paisley Hanger. Giveaway will run through 1/20/2017 11:59 pm ET.

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Now.. on to our GIVEAWAY!

Have you seen these CC Beanies? I have 2 of them. They are super cute and a must for the winter along with a matching colored blanket scarf. I love the different colors available. You can wear both of these all the way through the cool spring. Well at least if you live in the northern states. 😉

Now is your chance to WIN a set!

Enter below for your chance to WIN a CC Beanie and Blanket Scarf from The Paisley Hanger. Giveaway will run through 1/20/2017 11:59 pm ET.

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Prizes will be fulfilled by The Paisley Hanger Boutique and will be fulfilled pending color selection and availability. Participating bloggers are not responsible for giveaway.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Product Guide 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Product Guide

Several great bloggers have collaborated to bring you the best product guide for the New Year. Take a look below at the products we recommend. Stop by and visit our sponsors!

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

This information is brought to you by EvgieNev. All opinions are my own.

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If you are looking for a unique and affordable way to spruce up your home, you might consider some adorable wall decals.  They add a creative touch, are easy to apply and a cinch to remove when you are ready! Read on to learn more about these adorable wall decals and enter to win $150 in decals!

 

Have you ever noticed how much bigger your house feels after you take down the Christmas tree? I always feel like I have so much room and it inspires me to want to redecorate my space. Painting is a great option but it can be a lot of work. You have to get so much equipment out to be able to get the edges and the drop cloth so you don’t mess up the carpet.

Have you ever thought about adding vinyl decals to your walls? They are very easy to apply and they can really change up the look of any room! EvgieNev Wall decals has a ton of amazing things you can add to your wall. These vinyl wall decals are for any room! You can add some personality to your living room or kitchen or get the nursery ready with a beautiful scene from the forest, ocean, or space.

Here are a few of my favorite wall decals from Evgie:

Children Teepee Wall Decals set, First Nations Camp with Canoe, Campfire, Eagle, Black Bear and Mountains

Marvellous First Nations wall decals theme featuring Pioneer Time playing camp with TeePee, Canoe, friendly Black Bear, Campfire and Eagle, set on natural landscape and surrounded by magnificent Mountains, Clouds and Stars, this is a very warm illustrative setup promoting empathy and imagination of play time while highlighting Indigenous People history and spirit!

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample from Peaches and Petals for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post contains affiliate links.

I have done a lot of my Christmas shopping online this year so we frequently find packages on the porch.  Thankfully, one of those packages was my December Peaches & Petals box.  In the midst of the craziness, it was fun to stop and see what goodies I received this month!

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The theme for this month is “Jingle and Mingle”.

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This Keep Calm and Color On daily calendar is a fun way to keep track of the date.  It will make a great gift for my friend that loves to doodle and color.

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These pretty earrings were my “surprise item” this month.  They’re really cute and will add some sparkle to a solid black sweater.

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I love trying new lip colors so I was excited about this Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain.  The color is “Lucky” which is a nice neutral mauve. It goes on smoothly and feels good on my lips.

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I also received this fun wine bottle ugly Christmas sweater and hat topper.  It would be really cute on a bottle of wine you are gifting to someone.

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I always have candles going at home and really want my house to smell good,  Our two teen boys’ bedroom is in the basement so it definitely needs help!  This wax free fragrance warmer from Westinghouse is perfect for the teen stinkiness. The warmer came with a vanilla fragrance disc and I also received two sun-dried linen refills.  I plugged the warmer in and started smelling it almost immediately.  It filled the whole room with a nice vanilla scent.

Here’s the breakdown:

Calendar- $7.31

Earrings- $6

Lip Stain- $24

Wine Bottle Sweater- $6

Warmer- $14.99

2 Warmer refills- $8

Total: $66.30

This was definitely one of the more high value boxes!   Peaches and Petals subscriptions are only $19.99 a month with free shipping! There are currently two coupon codes available for first time subscribers. The first is PEACH10%. This code saves you 10% on your first order. The second code is PEACH-COLOR which gets new subscribers a Serenity adult coloring book, sharpener and pencils.

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Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda