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Walmart Bold Metals Makeup Brush Review, #MyMakeupShakeup, #AD

Bold Metals Review #MyMakeupShakeup

Those of you who know me, know that I am not very “girly” I am a farm girl and would rather wear boots and jeans than heels and a dress.  I do wear a little bit of makeup, but not much. Let’s face it  I have 5 kids, so spending hours getting ready is NOT an option.  Instead my makeup routine take me about 3-5 minutes and I am DONE.

You can watch my Bold Metals Youtube video here.Walmart Bold Metals Makeup Brush Review, #MyMakeupShakeup,  #ADPutting on your makeup really is an art form, the way you contour your face and use the makeup, makes a huge difference in the final outcome.  Getting it right take practice, quality makeup and good application brushes.  A friend teaching you is always nice too…. or watch a few youtube videos.  There are 10 year old girls that put on makeup better than me and have viral videos, lol.

Above is my before and after photo. As I said before I do not wear a lot of make up, my goal is to still look very natural but just brighter and more even skintone. And also to hide the fact that I am 35 BUT still get have areas that I break out in…. seriously zits, feel free to go away anytime lol :).Walmart Bold Metals Makeup Brush Review, #MyMakeupShakeup, #AD

I did have a friend help me apply my makeup the first time I used these brushes. First it is hard to photograph yourself while applying makeup… Second I had no idea what some of these brushes were for??? They were so pretty and fluffy and clearly for someone who knows how to apply eyeliner or something fancy like that :).  After a quick makeup 101 from my friend Sheri, she explained what each brush was for and how it would help me apply my makeup better.

The real question is, did the brushes make a difference? These brushes are high quality yet low price, found at your local Walmart. I have to say I was REALLY impressed with my “finished face”. I was able to still look rather natural, just a fresher face (looks like I don’t have a baby that still wakes up 2-3 times each night). I love the way the brushes applied my makeup, my favorite brush was the 202 Angled Liner brush that helped me fill in my eyebrows just a little. The 100 Arched Powder brush was pretty amazing, it was great for applying my finishing powder to help set my makeup in place.

You can find a Walmart store near you that carries the Bold Metal collection. Use the store locator above. You can ALSO tweet  for the chance to win a $100 giftcard  just tweet Which Bold Metals brush do you want to try at @Walmart? Make sure you use the #MyMakeupShakeUp hashtag, followers are entered for a chance to win one of two $100 Walmart Gift Cards. You can earn bonus entries if you take a picture of the brush or follow Real Techniques on social media.

Walmart Bold Metals Makeup Brush Review, #MyMakeupShakeup,   #ADLOL… this is my “oh great I have to take a selfie face”.

Below is a list of the 7 Bold Metals Brushes I was able to try, make sure you look for them next time you are at Walmart.
1) 100 Arched Powder ~ Designed with a domed cut to sweep perfectly across the face for flawless application of pressed or loose powders.
2) 101 Triangle Foundation ~ Made for dual duty: flat edge covers large areas of face, while the angled edges contour around eyes and nose.
3) 200 Oval Shadow ~ Made with a full, round shape for all-over lid application and seamless blending.
4) 201 Pointed Crease ~ Densely packed, tapered bristles are perfect for creating that smoky effect with eye shadow.
5) 202 Angled Liner ~ A firm, slanted head fits close to the lash line for smooth, even eye liner application.
6) 300 Tapered Blush ~ Specially-designed tip highlights and sculpts across cheeks for seamless finish.
7) 301 Flat Contour ~Dense head creates shadows and highlights to play up favorite features.

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BrylaneHome Outdoor Sink Table review,  great for camping, outdoor cooking, canning or washing produce from your garden

BrylaneHome sent me this Outdoor Sink Table to review.  I have never seen a table like this before, but my first thought was… THIS IS BRILLIANT!   Where has this been my whole life?  Growing up each summer we would can hundreds of jars of produce from the farm. Most of the prep work was done outside.   Having a working faucet and sink would have been a game changer! Or just having a prep sink to wash the veggies off after picking them from the garden before bringing them inside.  Last but not least this would be awesome to bring camping if you are camping in a location with water hook up! What would you use an outdoor table and sink for?

This table is normally $179 on the BrylaneHome website, but right now it is $100 off, making it a SUPER THRIFTY deal at only $79.99. Make sure you look around their site because  BrylaneHome is offering A Thrifty Mom readers an extra discount of 25% off (1) Highest Priced Item with promo code BHTLaunch25 Just mention the Promo Code to receive your discount if ordering by phone. If ordering online, please enter the Promo Code in your shopping cart prior to checkout. If ordering via mail, enter Promo code on the order form. Returns will be credited at the discounted price. Discount does not apply to the multiple units of the same item. Not applicable to gift cards or prior purchases. Applies to subtotal only. May not be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers. Excludes items shipped directly from the manufacturer, clearance, electrics, and items on FullBeauty.com. Limited to one offer per customer. Expires 08/31/15 at 11:59PM ET.

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 BrylaneHome Outdoor Sink Table review, great for camping, outdoor cooking, canning or washing produce from your garden

It ships flat with the assembly parts tucked underneath the table, next to the sink. All you need to assemble is the faucet and the metal drain and hose. The metal drain and plastic drain hose was easy to assemble. With a quick turn of a screw and then twist the plastic hose connection into place.

Attaching the drain was a little more tricky. It slides into a hole in the corner of the table, but there is not much space to twist the nut on underneath to keep it in place. If you have really large fingers you might need to find someone with smaller hands to help you with this part. I did find I could grab the bottom with a wrench then spin the top part to get it tight. Overall assembly only took about 15 minutes ( and might have gone faster if I was a little more mechanically inclined lol).BrylaneHome Outdoor Sink Table review, great for camping, outdoor cooking, canning or washing produce from your garden

At this point you are ready to attach a hose and turn on the water. The water quickly turns on with a twist of the faucet on top of the table.  You can have the water collect in the sink by plugging the sink with the plug, or allow it to drain out the bottom. If you use the drain hose you can direct the water where you would like, into a bucket or other collection container.

BrylaneHome Outdoor Sink Table review, great for camping, outdoor cooking, canning or washing produce from your garden

The table is counter height, nice and sturdy I was really impressed with how solid it was. The legs collapse flat for easy storage, and easy set up. Here is a little more info about the table taken from the BraylanHome website.

Simply hook this versatile outdoor sink table up to your standard garden hose and enjoy fresh, clean water anywhere outdoors! Durable resin is convenient for food prep, gardening and more, making it perfect for tons of outdoor activities.

  • sturdy fold-out aluminum legs
  • chrome-plated faucet
  • easily portable for storage and transport
  • with drainage hole
  • imported
  • wipe clean 
  • dimensions: 37″H x 23½”W x 45″L
  • BrylaneHome offers the best of everything you need for outdoor living. Shop our grilling & entertaining solutions, along with great chairs and patio furniture.

BrylaneHome Outdoor Sink Table review,  great for camping,  outdoor cooking, canning or washing produce from your garden

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Disclosure ~ Thanks again to BrylaneHome for sending me this product to review.  I was not paid and all opinions are my own. I was given the product to review. 

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Twister Moves skip-it toy review, fun game that keeps you moving and active

My kids were excited to be able to review the Twister Moves Skip-It that Hasbro sent us. They have never used or played with a toy like this before so we were not sure how it was going to turn out. You slip the circle on your leg, then give the other end a toss. The movement of your leg helps spin it and you are able to skip over it it time it spins around. It has a counter in the end so you can see how many times you have gone around. This makes it fun to play with others and have a competition on who can spin it the most without stopping.

The kids had fun playing with the Twister Moves Skip-It with their cousins. But we could not let the little kids have all the fun… we had to show them that their “old” Moms could skip-it too. We all had fun and it was good exercise too.

My sister has another version of this, but hers has a solid stick instead of a soft bendable cord.  She said she really liked the soft cord for easy storage and also it does not hurt when it wacks your legs. Another thing I love about this toy is there is NO batteries, the counter spins as you go around.  Overall we give the Twister Moves Skip-It a big thumbs up!

  • Twister Moves Skip-It game is skipping fun
  • Skip-It’s built-in counter keeps track of your skips
  • Works with the Twister Moves Tracker (sold separately)
  • Twister Moves Skip-It game unit comes with instructions

Twister Moves skip-it toy review, fun game that keeps you moving and active

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Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Helicarrier Vehicle TOY REVIEW, gift ideas for boys Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Helicarrier Vehicle with War Machine Figure

My 5 year old was very excited to review this helicarrier you can watch the video below to see his reaction. I did not read the package before he opened it, so we just discovered together what it could do. For example it was not till the end of the video we realized that the wheels came down and turned it into a vehicle. Another example is the fact that it has a handle (but it was really fun to learn about and discover the toy together). Assembly was really easy and understanding how it worked and how to play with it was very easy and kid friendly.

It comes with two action figures, a helicopter that the action figures can sit inside and a helicarrier that  also turns into a vehicle. You can press the red button on the back of the helicarrier this will release the helicopter and allow it to roll off and “fly”. My son LOVED it and has been playing with it everyday for a week now. He even takes it to bed with him. We were happy to give this toy a big thumbs up.

Keep your eyes open for a huge Hasbro Toy giveaway on our site this month, and you will have the chance to win this and many other Hasbro toys.

Your little Avenger can take his battles to the skies with this incredible Helicarrier 4-in-1 vehicle! It comes with a War Machine figure that’s sized just right for his little hands and fits in this mobile command center’s cockpit. In launch mode it can fire the included Quinjet vehicle and its Hulk pilot into action, and it has room to carry up to 4 figures into battle! (Other figures sold separately.) Its turbines fold down and the top opens up, making this fortress an all-powerful mobile operations base for the powers of good. There’s so much to do, his adventures will never be over!
Includes 4-in-1 Helicarrier, Quinjet vehicle, label sheet, War Machine, and Hulk figures.
4-in-1 Helicarrier vehicle comes with Hulk and War machine figures
Turbines fold down
Handle makes the vehicle easy to maneuver
Vehicle launches Quinjet vehicle
Fits up to 4 figures (additional figures sold separately).
Ages 3 to 7 years

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