THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


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Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows Review

I have to tell you, I have tried a lot of different makeup products. But, up until now, I had yet to try anything for my eyebrows. And for the longest time, I never thought I needed to. And lately, I've been noticing after having my third child, that my eyebrows have been really thinning out. And that was a frowny face for me. 

But that was when I got excited to try out the Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows product. I have to admit, I was a bit scared of trying it. I didn't want to goof up & make myself look like a clown. That wouldn't look very natural. And I want my eyebrows to look as naturally full as possible.


I received the Paula Dorf's 2 + 1 for Brows in Brunette which is used to create perfect looking brows that last all day! 2 flattering colors + 1 light wax = natural-looking brows. This trio creates a perfect color match and fills in any missing hairs or imperfections for brows that last all day. I also received a Paula Dorf Perfect Brow Brush to try out all together.


The item is a great size for a full sized product. It seems to be big enough to last for a long while. Which is great when you are using the product every day or every other day. To use, just dip the Paula Dorf Brush into brow powder to pick up the color then dip the brush into the wax and apply to brows. 


So here is some {not the best} photos...{thanks to the horrible lighting}. Please forgive! 


 As you can tell, my eyebrows are starting to look like they are just uneven and thinning out. As I stated above. So I have hated them since they started to lose their fullness.

After trying the product, I was really happy with the results.

 

Of course with practice, I will get better. But I'm happy with how it came out. And each time I do this, I will get better. But you can instantly see a difference in the fullness. There are no more gaps or thin spots in the hairs. It was really easy to brush on and get the achieved look.

The contoured brush really help keep the shape of the brows and not look fake or overdone. It really helped easily sweep through the hairs and cover the areas that needed more coverage. And it really does last all day without looking flaky or start fading away.

Looking for a new brow product to try out? Right now if you purchase the Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows product, you can also get a free brush {valued at $24}. The 2+1 product comes in four colors. You are sure to find the right shade for you.
 
Head over to the Paula Dorf website and use code BROWBRUSH to received your free brush with purchase.

This post was sponsored by BrandBacker. 
However all opinions are my own and honest.
 



Real Bug Dig It Out Science Kit Review


As a homeschooling parent, it's up to me to find the best teaching resources for my child. Something that is fun, educational and keeps her interest. That is when I came across the Dr. Cool Real Bug Dig Kit. I was super excited to be able to grab one for review. I knew my daughter would love the hands on learning from this.

It came at a perfect time too. As we were wrapping up our paleontology studies for science class, what better way to end the course than with this fun dig kit activity. She begged me non-stop to open it as soon as we pulled it out of the mailbox. As a second grader, she wants to be a paleontologist when she grows up.

Here is what their website says about the product:

Excavate 3 genuine bug specimens just like a real paleontologist. They’re each buried inside a beetle-shaped digging block! Your young entomologist will uncover a real scorpion, spiny spider, and fortune beetle specimen. These insects have been perfectly preserved inside acrylic so that you can examine each of these incredible creatures from all sides. This hands-on science kit includes an excavation tool, brush, and magnifying glass. There’s also a full-color information guide (written by teachers) so that you can learn all about insects, arthropods, and arachnids. You’ll learn cool science facts about each of the creatures in this kit as well as general info about bugs. Plus there’s an activity booklet with 10 fun games, mazes, and puzzles to complete. Your kids will bug-out with this fascinating excavation project!

AWARDS WON: Brain Toy Gold Award - Academic's Choice 2013


So here is what the packaging looks like on the front and in the inside
 And once we opened it up, we found a bunch of fun things all inside waiting to be used.

  • This hands-on dig kit contains a genuine spiny spider, fortune beetle, & scorpion preserved in acrylic
  • Kit includes digging tool, brush and magnifying glass and is a great way to start an insect collection
  • Perfect gift for any kid aged 6-12 that is interested in bugs, science, entomology, or paleontology
  • The 12-page info guide is filled with cool science facts about insects and was written by teachers
  • Activity booklet contains 10 wonderful puzzles and games for hours of extra fun and learning
So the digging began! My daughter was so excited and had loads of fun with this product. You should have heard her squeal every time she discovered a new bug hidden. It was really fun to watch her as well and see which bug she would find next.
 
 
 Then after she uncovered all the bugs, it was time to look more closely at them. She used the magnifying glass that came with the kit and we read and discussed the different bugs from the books provided. She then worked on the activities in the other books that came along with it and it was a really fun learning activity overall.


My daughter loves showing everyone her new bugs and keeps them on her desk now to observe and look at more in her spare time. This was a really fun kit to incorporate with our school studies. If you would like to look into more about the Discover With Dr. Cool kits, click HERE to be taken to their main site. They have so many different fun science kits to choose from. There is something for everyone.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 
   



That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, send an email here
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The Nail Files - The Bikini Zone

Hello beautiful people out there in blog land!  It's another Friday and another round of The Nail Files with Jennie. I totally love this link up. Anywho, let's begin with what I'm wearing this week on the nails.

I went to Ulta this week and picked up two new colors. So I decided to try one of them out for you all. This week's pick was OPI Brazil Collection Nail Lacquer, Next Stop.. The Bikini Zone.

So I don't normally buy OPI polish. I'm such a Julep snob that I don't venture out usually with other brands anymore. But I really wanted to try this color. I have to say, my camera coudln't capture what it really looks like in person. I have such crappy lighting in the bathroom. But it has a more lilac tone to it in person. 
I was really glad to have picked this up. I was unsure when I saw the bottle but once I put it on, I knew it was a keeper. It looks metallic which I like. Almost like that "foil" effect that was really popular this summer.

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