Saturday, September 16, 2017

Charlie Cat Rocks Cupcake mold review

Charlie Cat Rocks sent me a 4 pack of their cupcake molds. Look how freaking adorable they are!! A standard cake mix (we used a gluten free mix) made 5 cupcakes. Check out the FB live showing them. 

Right now the set of 4 is on sale for $16.97. Get them now, because they don't stay in stock long. 

These are HUGE! We made the Charlie cats as gifts. 

Our first attempt to decorate Charlie Cat was with melting chocolates that were not thinned so there was a HUGE amount of chocolate on this one, but it was super cute. 

 The second batch I got smart and used a mason jar lid to prop these Charlie Cats on. 

I used a thinning agent which dulled the shine a bit. Next time I will try paramount crystals. 

What I love about these molds is they are truly unique. Each order comes with a specially formulated recipe that is perfect for complex shaped cakes. We had to use a gluten free mix.

I lightly sprayed these inside, but they are designed so that the cat shape easily comes out of the mold intact every time. They are extremely easy to clean.          

I love how much creativity you have with decorating the Charlie Cats.  
This is a great gift for cat lovers and bakers. For older kids this would be a great project. These were done by my 9 year old. 

Charlie Cat molds are made of 100% BPA free USDA certified food-grade silicone which can be safely baked or frozen hundreds of time. 

You can use them for cupcakes, chocolate, candy, jello, ice, soap and so much more. 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

GOVERRE portable stemless wine class review

Goverre sent me one of their wine stemless wine glasses to review. This is so awesome! It says its a packable with a drink through lid. With red wine who couldn't use this thing? The cups have a silicone grip on them (not meant to be taken off) and they come in a TON of colors! 

The plastic lid has a sealable ring to prevent leaks. It has holes for the wine/air to go through.
The top of the cup spins open and shut. You can see two of the holes here along with the sealing portion of the lid.
 In goes the wine for the tip test! That is 8oz to the first set of holes in the hounds tooth silicone pattern. It was a Friday, can you blame me? No judgements...... LOL
I pushed the lid in and secured the closure. There was a few little drips over a 30 second period. Not too shabby! 

Goverre will hold 17oz! WHOA! I suppose you could use it for anything really. It is dishwasher safe on the top rack only. Put the lid and glass (without removing the silicone) on the top rack!

Goverre uses thicker than a typical glass so its a good weight and durable. The glass is sheer and uses glass to preserve the taste and integrity of your wine.             

The silicone grip prevents heat transfer and provides a non-slip grip. I let hubby use this the first time, but now he's totally jealous. I guess I need to get him his own. I will probably order the grey for him.  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

BabyCubby review

Baby Cubby let me choose a couple things to review. I chose this Little unicorn cotton quilt with watercolor rosebuds and made of layered breathable muslin. It is 47"x47" squared. Its a great size, so its not just for kids.

This has now been put on the back of the couch as our go to blanket for snuggling! There are so many cute patterns that its hard to choose just one.

As it is washed (machine washable) it keeps getting even softer. One thing I love about this is the contrasting backing in a pretty solid. I normally don't like floral patterns but this is so pretty and I loved the soft print.

I also chose two Meri Meri necklaces that are a mermaid and seahorse.
The mermaid appears to be about 18" long with a gold chain. It has been very sturdy and little crazy life loves it.

The seahorse appears to be the same length but has a super sweet tassle on the back and a variety of sea items tied to the cord on the bottom half, and a gold chain on the top half. This is a very cute necklace and was a favorite on our recent vacation.

BabyCubby has great customer service! They have baby essentials, feeding, nursery, clothing and sale items.  For easy navigation they also have trend alerts of your favorite brands, playtime and baby wearing links! Check out their blog for information on a variety of topics that might fit your family's needs.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Woman Up Box August Review

Woman up Box is a monthly subscription box with 6 to 8 beautiful items. These items are created by women for women. How amazing is that? If you want to see the unboxing click here.

$14.95 - cocktail book
$7.00 - Mixed nuts
$14.00 - drink coasters
$15.00 - Druzy bangle bracelet
$13.00 - Peppermint foot rub
$4.50 - straws.

$68.45 in August items for $49.95!

You can see  the review of Junes box, which was their inaugural box,  as well as the June unboxing video here. This is a great box just for women who need a pick me up.

JULY BOX unboxing video is here and the review is here.

$15.00 - Druzy bangle bracelet by Katelyn Leigh. You can find her on Etsy. This is an adjustable cuff bracelet with a beautiful aquamarine geode texture. SO pretty!

Germack Roasted/Salted fancy mixed nuts contain filberts, cashews, almonds, pecans, and brazil nuts. This would be great in a hostess gift basket with the cocktail book, straws, and coasters!

Moon Valley organics Peppermint foot rub. This smells amazing! If its a summer party, scrub up your feet and get those babies smelling good so you aren't the focus of the party for all the wrong reasons!  Noon Valley organics make this on an organic farm in Washington state. It has mint and lavender and packs a punch!
 Bonus - festive green paper straws that would be SUPER cute with the green flamingo coasters! These will most likely be going to my daughters class for one of their first school parties.

 Flamingo Drink Coasters are by Kristen Reynolds with ReynPaperCo on etsy. These are reusable heavy weight coasters in a pack of 12. This could make any party, dinner, or everyday event super fun.

I'm so happy its happy hour cocktail book. This is a sassy book that can add fun to a party, or a hostess gift with your favorite ingredient.

Enter to win a woman up box now!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Love Goodly subscription box review
Love goodly is a curated box of vegan, eco friendly and natural products. Check out the unboxing video here.
This runs $29.95 every other month so it makes it very affordable subscription box if you don't want to spend $40 to $100 per month. The box will contain 4-5 items in each box.

LoveGoodly also included a Fredandfar trillion pin, retails for $12. This pin is to remind you to love yourself and do things for yourself. Its .75”. Melody Godfed came up with this site as a way to promote self love and self care. As moms, we always put ourselves last, am I right?  Baths, meals, snacks, sports practice, concerts, homework, school, house cleaning, bill paying, lunches and so much more. When do we have time for ourselves?!

Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick was included as well. It is supposed to last all day. I put it on multiple days when I got dressed in the morning, and then checked thoughout the day. For me personally it lasts through dinner time. Its a gorgeous color. I put some on my hand and then let it wear off throughout the day. I even used a baby wipe, and there was faded color throughout the day. It definitely doesn't stay as heavy as when you put it on, but for me that's fine. I don't necessarily like the harsh line it creates when I put it on so I soften it with powder after it sets.

 They come in two sizes xs/s fits a wrist of 6.25” -7”. MD/LG fits a wrist size of above  7”. I do love that the hair band is not just a single band of elastic, but its actually doubled up with the way its tied onto the decorative front.
Gem Tye This appears to make them stronger and they don’t pull nearly as much as a single hair elastic. Free shipping over $25, however they are found at stores in California.

Faby polish is vegan, Cruelty-Free, Big-5 Free (no DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor), no TPHP, no Paraben, no Xylene nail system is designed to provide you with long-lasting, high-shine results. This color is "Save the drive in" which is a beautiful shimmery blue.

Hair Skin and nails by New chapter is made with Organic Algae and Aloe. New chapter is a Certified B Corporation, and this product is ICS Certified Organic, Biotin Builds Keratin for Healthy Hair & Strong Nails, Superfood Botanical Blends with Fermented Herbs, Certified Organic by International Certified Services, Non-GMO Project Verified, 100% Vegetarian and Gluten Free .

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Kameleon Rose Travel Dress Review

Kameleon Rose has the ultimate travel dress. Its so versatile, soft, and amazing.

I travel for work a fair amount and packing is always a struggle. I have started packing one pair of shoes and base my outfits on those shoes. I choose to do no jewelry and basic makeup. It seems like every trip I end up wearing the same maxi dresses.  I am usually traveling one full day, then one day in the office. The third day I am in the office until noon, and then fly across country to get home really late. So I need 2 travel outfits, and 2 work appropriate outfits. Here is my typical clothes list.

-1 maxi dress
-1 skirt
-1 blouse
-1 sweater (goes with both dress/skirt)
-1 pair of sandals (goes with jeans/skirt/maxi dress)
- I wear easily washable/dryable clothes that I can wash out upon arrival to the hotel for the trip back home.

When I get to the airport I throw on the outfit I flew in with. Easy peasy. However I would love to mix it up a little. Then I found the ultimate travel dress. This one item can morph into multiple items. Yes, you read that right. It’s a strapless dress, short or long skirt, top,  poncho, and more. Kameleon Rose says it can be 20 different items and worn in just as many ways!

Since receiving and testing out this Kameleon Rose dress, I am completely in love with it.

The fabric on the kameleon dress is SUPER soft and has buttons to change it around to change the style. I didn’t notice snagging or the ability to see through it. I still wore a slip under it as I wasn’t sure if it stick to my legs like many other skirts do as I walk. It is made from non creasing, quick dry fabric which is perfect for traveling. It also has a secret pocket!

The front of the Kameleon dress has the button holes, and the back has the buttons.
The detail is amazing. These are the buttons on the back of the dress. STUNNING!
If you look close you can see the button holes in the front.
Here is the care tag. SUPER easy to take care of this dress!

This Kameleon dress costs $80 but if you look at its versatility, its quite worth it. The creator, Leila, is a former doctor who created this orginal design. The dresses are made in Madagascar with ethical conditions for her staff. With her profits shes created a social project to take care of local children. Most of these children are orphans who have never left their villages. Leila is involved in every aspect of the business. There is no middle man.

I truly believe that our money as consumers drive the quality and the market in what is being provided. Kameleon Rose is far more than a clothing company. It is ethical, made for travelers BY travelers, and sponsors local children. With your purchase you are also helping children as well as locals earning an income. How can you say no to that? 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Simply Earth essential oil August box review.

Simply Earth Monthly subscription box for August is a back to school theme! Augusts unboxing video is here. Check out the facebook page for Facebook lives where I make the products!

First things first, If you use my link and the coupon code CRAZYLIFEASMOMFREE you get a FREE diffuser with your first box! That's a $49.95 value! If you look at the august unboxing video above I show you the diffuser in the video!

It is $39 a month and you can cancel, skip or pause any time. Their oils are 100% pure and smell AMAZING! Here are the July Facebook unboxing and Facebook live DIY video. They properly test their products for purity, and have amazing customer service.

My favorite part of these boxes is that you get FULL size oils for $39!

Separately the oils are;
Coffee - 5ml - 9.95 (my favorite oil this month) I cant drink it, but It smells SOOOOOOO GOOD
Copaiba - 15 ml 9.99
Focus - 15ml - 11.99
Grapefruit -15ml - 9.99
The oils alone cost $41.92!!

This box contains 4 oils mentioned above, recipe cards, 2 10ml stainless steel roller bottle, 2 plastic inhalers, 1 sack of glass beads for a backpack or locker freshener, sweet almond oil (carrier oil) and two labels.

TI have mentioned before that I wish the 2 round labels were water resistant and simply earth made note of this. I suppose even a clear label to go over the top would be helpful to keep the label in tact.

The recipes this month are for
-backpack/locker freshener
-Get focused roll on
-rise and shine diffuser blend
-Do your homework diffuser blend
-Immune boosting inhaler
-stress relieving dough ball.

The DIY aspect is fun and you get the extras free with your oils in the box.

Simply Earth donates 13% of their profits to end human trafficking. How cool is that? Such a great way to give back.

Check out my previous reviews of the March soap box, and the May beauty box, and July box.