Mixed Makeup Giveaway

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hey Everybody! I took an extended Easter break to clean, throw-out & organize. I also put some makeup items on the side, that either I had double of, companies sent or deluxe samples that I accumulated. All of the products are new and have never been opened. If anyone would like to win the entire LOT, just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. This giveaway is open worldwide! Good luck! New reviews start tomorrow! Get ready for BLUSH WEEK! I'll be catching up on blogs today.


LAFCO New York Daffodil Guest Room Candle, Sea & Dune Reparative Hand Cream and Nourishing Body Cream and Champagne Nourishing Body Cream Review

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sponsored: I was sent a selection of LAFCO New York home fragrance & body products to review. In my last review, I didn't particularly care for their Chamomile-Lavender scent. They kindly understood and wanted to give me an opportunity to try some of their other selections. After explaining, that I loved CLEAN/FRESH scents, they sent me an assortment of products in different scents to try from their collection. I want to thank them for this second opportunity, because I was curious about their other scents. Plus, their products are very high end and can be found in some of the best stores. I've had a chance to test each and below are my thoughts.


Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet  
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

LAFCO New York Daffodil Guest Room Candle ($60) - Sweet


The first thing that will impress you about this candle is its casing. It's hand blown (very beautiful) and can be re-purposed when you finish the candle. It's also a clean burning candle. It's composed of clean burning soy based wax and has a 100% cotton non-chemically treated wick. This candle is hand poured and has a 90 hour burning time. The scent of the candle is very light. I really didn't know what to expect, because I've seen Daffodils, but I've never smelled them. In my experience Tulips don't give off much of a scent. Strawberry leaves are very "earthy". So when I started burning the candle, I didn't smell a lot. I burned it in my kitchen, and what this candle does is leaves the room smelling FRESH! It's like an AIR NEUTRALIZER! I fried chicken and prepared an entire meal, while this candle was burning and after I was finished ... I didn't smell any food odors. My kitchen just had a clean scent. I was very impressed. You don't get any black smoke from this candle. For such a large candle and only one wick it burns SLOWLY & EVENLY. Overall, this is a great candle if you want a room in your house to smell FRESH & CLEAN. It's very grown up & sophisticated.

FRAGRANCE: Fresh white floral: Rare, pure White Daffodil is the inspiration for this intensely fresh blend that intoxicates the senses with hints of delicate Water Lily, sheer Jasmine and aromatic green Violet Leaf. Earthy Oakmoss and velvet Musk evoke a subtle, sensual finish.


LAFCO New York Sea & Dune Reparative Hand Cream ($32) 

and Nourishing Body Cream ($35) - Sweet


Do you love ALL the elements of the beach? I'm talking the sand, shells, grass, salty sea water and fresh air! Some kind of way, LAFCO has captured & bottled up ALL of these elements. The scent is very authentic. It's also very soft. Both the hand cream & body cream are lightweight. They absorb into the skin very quickly (at least with my dry skin). This is a great Spring & Summertime scent. Very fresh!

FRAGRANCE: Fresh, airy and natural; the scent of sea grass, sand, summer sky and the ocean.


LAFCO New York Champagne Nourishing Body Cream ($35) - Sweet


When you initially pour champagne, you get a little foam & bubbly. Well, that's what this scent is! It's that little fresh, sparkly, effervescent, tickle your nose scent! It's very uplifting, fresh & light.  I can see this body cream being used year round.

FRAGRANCE: Clean and sparkling; with notes of ginger, grapefruit, lemon, and raspberry.

Community Coffee Amber Sunrise Blend Giveaway And Gulf Coast Restoration

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sponsored: Happy Tuesday Everybody! I was sent Community Coffee's NEW Amber Sunrise Blend ($6.49 12 oz bag) and Vanilla Creme Brulee ($6.49 12 oz bag, $8.49 12ct k-cup, $11.99 18ct k-cup) Coffee for Review & Giveaway. I've had a chance to try them both and let me tell you, THEY ARE SUPER DUPER GOOD! Want to know what else is good!?! Community Coffee's NEW Amber Sunrise Blend Coffee will help support land preservation efforts along the Gulf Coast. For every dollar redeemed on specially-marked coupons, Community will donate a matching dollar to land preservation efforts along the gulf coast (America's WETLANDs Foundation and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) up to $25,000. The promotion begins April 1, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017), one of the largest threatened ecosystems in the world. I'm always happy to  collaborate with Community Coffee, because they truly give back to the COMMUNITY! See my other Community Coffee reviews here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.


Community Coffee Amber Sunrise Blend Coffee

This coffee is delicious and perfect for SPRING! Community Coffee Company’s NEW Amber Sunrise Blend has a lighter roast with a smooth finish. The flavor is rich and has so much depth. I'm really enjoying it. It has a really good taste. I know you will love it and it's for a great cause.


 
 Starting April 1st, Community® Amber Sunrise™ Blend coffee will be available at 
Albertson’s
Brookshire’s,
Brookshire Brothers
Randall’s
Rouse’s,
Spring Market
Super 1
Tom Thumb and 
Winn-Dixie across the Southeastern United States.


Community Coffee Vanilla Creme Brulee Coffee

Absolutely delicious! It definitely tastes like vanilla & creme brulee. It has just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect as a dessert coffee or if you want something sweet in the morning. I love this blend.


I was also sent Community Coffee's Dessert Pairing Guide! I love cake & coffee :) This guide will help me decide what flavor Community Coffee will taste best with the dessert I'm having. So cool!


About Community Coffee Company

Now in its 97th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium and gourmet coffees and teas. Community uses only 100% Arabica coffee beans in its Community® and Private Reserve® coffee selections. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter

Community Coffee Amber Sunrise Blend Coffee Giveaway 

(US ONLY GIVEAWAY)

1. Look for the picture (left) on my instagram page @averysweetblog
2. Follow A Very Sweet Blog on Instagram @averysweetblog
3. Follow Community Coffee on Instagram @communitycoffee
4. Like the picture
5. Leave a comment underneath the picture.
6. ONE Winner will be selected May 2nd, 2017 Winner will receive one (1) Community Coffee Amber Sunrise Blend Coffee (or coffee available)