Friday, November 13, 2015

RoyalTea Jewelry Candle Review

If you would come to my house, it smells so good right now.   I found my new favorite   candle scent, the Golden Rose from RoyalTea Candles.
I was a little concerned when I  received the candles that I ordered from RoyalTea Candles.  They were inside a bubble mailer package so I was a bit surprised that it did not came in a box ad other company would.  Most of the  candle company that I have previously worked with, their  packaging are in a secure  cardboard box.  But I guess it doesn't really matter because the candles were intact when I opened them.  The candles were well covered with bubble wrap and a piece of cardboard that  protecting the  glass from  breaking.  I just thought it's weird that they don't have an elegant packaging that  will represent their brand.  
 Nevertheless, I was very impressed of the  containers.  It's something I have never seen before.  As you can see  in the pictures below, their containers are pretty unique.
 I ordered the Golden Rose and the Vanilla Bean scents.  My husband really love the vanilla bean scent.  I actually put this golden rose by my desk because even if I did not light it yet, it smells so good and it's soothing.  It brings back memories of summer in the garden.
These natural soy candles are made in the US.  Their company is based in New York.  I love that they have so many  scents to choose from and the surprise jewelry choices includes ring, bracelet, and necklace.  
I was in pain from the work out I did yesterday so I decided to light this golden roase candle to sooth me. So while I was working on something, the smell of the candle really relaxed me and put me in a good mood. This scent is made up of sweet rose, lily, fern, and marigold.
My kids wanted to pull the chain to see the surprise jewelry in it.
I was a bit disappointed that both candle contains the same jewelry, the key necklace. The goof things about it though is that, my daughter and I could each have one when we feel like wearing a matching necklace. The key necklace is valued at $35 so even though you paid $25 for the candle, you still get the jewelry for free so it's a win.

I am dedicating this spicific photo for all those  people
 who  lost their lives in the  horrible terrorist attack in Paris. #PrayforParis
I also have this Lavender Chamomile scent.  As you can see in the photo, the candle was a little damage from the transit.  The bubble wrap did not protect it which was my initial concern when I opened the first  package.  Other than that, it smells  awesome even before I light it.
"The beautiful scented blend of lavender and chamomile creates an excellent aroma therapy candle that soothes and entices."  This  would be a perfect one to light when you are  having a cup of chamomile tea, ahh what a relaxing moment it would be.
 Today (11/16),  I woke up with a  bad  migraine headache so I lit the lavender chamomile when I came home  from my morning walk.  The estimated  burning time of one of these candles is 80 hours so you will get a lot from buying one candle and you also get a surprise gift!
I still have to  see h what surprise is waiting for me.  The candle is not soft enough for me to pull the chain.  I will  updatte this post, later  on today. for the reveal of the jewelry.
 So after a couple of hours if burning it, my migraine slowly went away and  the surprise gift inside the candle is beautiful.  It is a ring this time which I am glad because I was worried it is going to be a key necklace again lol.

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Freebie from Shutterfly

I am an active member  of  Kelloggs Rewards and I occasionally get freebies from them.  Sometimes I get free books for my kids and they also offer  free  offers for other  stores like Shutterfly.  Here are the two items that I was able to get for free.  
 I got this family holiday ornament this month and I loved the result of the how the product came out.  I uploaded 8 pictures front and back.  This will be our 2015 keepsake.  We triy to get  one keepsake every year and add it to our Chrtmas decoration.
 I also love this personalized mugs that I got for our 12th annoversary.
 Shutterfly has so many  great products to choose from for every occasion.  The great thing is you can personalized it the way you want to with pictures.
 Ever since I was in college, I  collect mugs so this add to my collection.
 My husband  said that I must have paud  a lot for this but I told  him that I got it for free via offer at Kellogs and Shutterfly collaboration.  I paud shipping cost for these items but  it's not that much.
 It might not be a symbolic giftt for anniversary but  it has  our life's  event in there so this is quite priceless.
I have collected  few books  from Kellogs  and also redeemed  a reward from them from the codes I have registered at their website.  They have phased out the  codes  now  but you can still earn points byy registering your   loyalty card and  uploading your recipe.

Disclosure.  This is NOT sponsored by any means nir an affiliate of the  abovementioned  stores.  Just sharing my  experience with them.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Organizing makes Easy with Smead #ShopletReviews #ProductReviews

Time flies don't you agree?  The first week of November is gone and I  feel like I did not accomplish anything, blog-wise.  Thanksgiving is coming and soon Christmas, after that, tax season will be here.  I am slowly  organizing all the documents that we will need when we file taxes.  I am glad that I have office supplies that I can use for  all of this.

I got this Smead Redrope TUFF Pocket File Pockets from Shoplet to review and I am very glad  because it is perfect to itemized my tax documents. These Tuff pockets are virtually indestructible yet they look like standard redrope files.  I love that you can large, heavy files, catalogs or notebooks and it's holding  up so good.  You can get this by visiting Shoplet through this  SMD73380 link.

This Smead 3-in-1 SuperTab Section Folder is also perfect for my blogging  tasks and bills to pay.   It features a  Lockit technology so you can securely subdivide multiple documents within a single file folder. The 3 extra-high interior pockets safely hold documents, photos and certificates for secure transport while keeping the materials readily accessible.  The 2 pockets are perfect for holding letter-size documents.  My son actually asked me to have this  for his  drawings so I gave this to him.
As a blogger,  I have to be organized and keep goals on hand or else I will never do whatever I need to do.  That's especially important when you do a lot of product reviews because you have ti keep a schedule and all that other things that you need to do.
You may get this  though this SMD11905 link.
Shoplet have everything that you need for your business and home including office suppliesoffice stationarypromotional products,  and many others such as medical supplies .   Thank you once again Shoplet and Smead!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thrift Shopping at Swap

We went to the mall  a couple of weeks ago. I was hoping to find some good deals on Fall clothing but I did not find any.  So I browsed  all the selection at and find these for three dollas each!  All of these are almost new so it work out really good for me  and I found the size  that fits just right.

 I love the fit of these two floral shirts.  Not only that I can use these for Fall but also  great for Spring weather.
I am not very fond of turtle neck shirts but I love the design of this mock turtle neck.  I thought this would look nice with the white lace skirt I bought on sale at walmart for $4.99.
 This stripe shirt is the only one that I am not fond of but still a great buy.  I can use this insidr my house and it will be comfortable.
 I am not sure of this button shirt but I bought it anyway because  you can't beat $3 for that.  Heck even in Goodwill, prices are crazy and theur clothes are not even in great condition.
 Despite the on and off cold weather, I still go  with myt walks outdoors and this active wear isgreat for walking.  It goes great together with the  thin jacket that I bout at TJMaxx  a couple of months ago.
 I bought this dress becaise I love the color and as it turned out, it fits my body well so it's a win!  This one though I paid $5 but still a great price.
Lastly, this is my last snag at Swap and I love it, a jean dress.  Hubby asked me where I got it and I told him that I paid $7 for this at and he  didn't believe me lol.  He said, there's no way I can find a food  clothing for that price and I said "Yes I did!"
If you guys are looking for some great deals on clothing without breaking your  budget, check out  This is not a sponsored post nor a product review, I am just sharing my  experience with them.  

Monday, November 2, 2015

New Dresses for our LIttle Lady

I  found these beautiful dresses on sale at Macy's  in August so I asked my daughter to tried them on.  I love this color blocking in black and white because I have a dress with black in white so I thought it would be nice if we could   match.  We still do that once in a while but not quite often as what I did  when she was little.  Ut was a little bigger on her  but she like  the style and the material so I got it for her. It would be perfect for next year.  
 Both of these dresses  are made in the Philippines  which makes me really happy because everytime I  found   dress that both my daughter and I like, it is made in the Philippines.  She really love this one and I love it on her as well.
 I love that it has an accessory included with it.
These sleeveless tops are on clearance at Sears and I couldn't pass the geat price in them so I got them.  My daughter loved the black ones  and the other two were for me.
It is so nice whenever I can find  clothes on clearance rack and it fits.  

The Best Advice For Improving Your Finances

One of the biggest worries many of us have in our lives is finances. There never seems to be enough money to do all the things we need to do. And that’s why I always look for ways to improve my financial situation. The problem is where do you start? And how do you know what you’re doing, and what the right course of action is?
Well, my advice is advice! What I mean by this is that you need to seek advice from people who know what they’re talking about. This is what I did when I first started out, and it really helped me. I used the advice to get onto much surer financial footing. The good news for you is that I’m going to help you by sharing a selection of some of the best advice I ever got.
Downsize Your Home
Okay, downsizing your home is a big life choice to make. But it’s also one of the most effective ways to improve your finances. Figure out how much it costs you to live in your current home. It’s likely to be quite a lot. Could you live somewhere less expensive without too much fuss? Let’s be honest, the answer is probably going to be ‘yes’. It might not be top of your list of favourite things to do, but this is about saving money. And the best way to save money is going to be to move to a smaller, cheaper home.

Stop Driving
This is one of the things I struggled the most with as I was a keen driver. But, you might be shocked to learn just how much money you’re spending each month as a driver. You need to cover the cost of gas, maintenance, tax, insurance, and charges. And these will all soon mount up. So, I was advised that I needed to stop driving and start using other means to get around. Reluctantly I agreed, and began walking, cycling and using public transport. I saved so much money from doing this that I have barely driven since.
Invest, invest, invest!
The three keywords for financial well-being are investment, investment, investment! You might roll your eyes at this, but it’s certainly true. You need to look into the different investments you can make, and the rules surrounding them. This means you need to look up precious metals IRA rules. And you need to familiarise yourself with the rules surrounding Forex trading platforms. The better knowledge you have of these the more sensible investments you can make. I would also suggest you think about having a variety of investments so you can make extra money at different times.

Take it from me; it’s not easy to improve your personal finances. Everything costs these days, and it seems like prices are forever on the rise. That’s why I think it’s very important to do whatever you can to improve your finances. I’ve shared with you the best advice I was ever given, and hopefully you’ll use it to the same great effect I did.


Victorious Smile!

She won an international smile contest for the month of October 2009. This contest was sponsored by Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada.

God bless y'all!

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