The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: February 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Three Essential NEUTROGENA® Cosmetics for a Beautiful Spring _ GIVEAWAY!!! #StrongFoundation




I know it's still winter but I am looking forward to spring. I miss my skirts, flip flops and bright colors. I am tired of coats, sweaters and boots! Spring also means I start getting out more and I need to lighten up my makeup.

Of course, my go to products are NEUTROGENA® products because they are my favorite. Luckily, NEUTROGENA® expanded its collection of liquid foundation and MoistureSmooth Color Sticks. These new shades pair perfectly with NEUTROGENA® Healthy Skin Blush for the perfect pop of color this Spring.


I love NEUTROGENA® foundation. I rarely wear foundation but when I do I love NEUTROGENA® foundation because it is light but still provides lots of coverage. The Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20's exclusive blend with Broad Spectrum SPF 20 is formulated with anti-oxidant complex that contains Vitamin E, Natural Soy and Wild Chamomile which help protect and visibly rejuvenate the complexion for skin. It is now available in four new shades including honey, caramel, cocoa and chestnut.


I use Nude for spring because after a long winter, my skin is a lot paler than usual. Hopefully, that will change as I get back outside and into the sun. And I am protected from the sun because NEUTROGENA® foundation has SPF!

Now the one makeup item I always wear is lip gloss or lipstick. I love the NEUTROGENA® MoistureSmooth Color Sticks. I love how easily they are applied. They are creamy and come in fun colors. I honestly love the nude color but during spring I love wearing the pink and fuchsia because that is my signature lip color.


The MositureSmooth Color Sticks are made with fruit extracts along with mango and shea butter, the balm-like formula glides on easily, providing moisturizing color that lasts for hours. There are eight new shades available.

I am getting ready for spring and  NEUTROGENA® is always art of my spring beauty routine. It can be ours because thanks to the peeps at  NEUTROGENA®, I have a gift pack with foundation and color stick for you! Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Monday, February 22, 2016

$25 Gift Card Giveaway!




I have another $25 gift card giveaway! YAY! You know the drill! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Zootopia Opens March 4th


This movie looks amazing.  I can't wait until it opens. Here are some clips to entice you!!








Like ZOOTOPIA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyZootopia  

Follow ZOOTOPIA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyZootopia   

Follow Disney Animation on Instagram: https://instagram.com/disneyanimation/

Visit Disney Animation on Tumblr: http://disneyanimation.tumblr.com/

Visit the official ZOOTOPIA website here: http://movies.disney.com/zootopia

ZOOTOPIA opens in theatres everywhere on March 4th!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Luden’s® gives you a voice this cold and flu season! #LudensBeatbox


During the winter, I will inevitably get a cold or the flu. It's a given but I am always prepared. I try to avoid the germs but if I do get sick, I know I can always count on Luden’s® to help soothe my irritated throat. I always keep a bag in my medicine closet because I know that they will help my sore throat feel better.

Because Luden’s® is all about giving you temporary relief when you are suffering from a sore throat, Luden’s® is launching a really cool, fun and interactive free music mashing site. On this site you make your own tunes and beats. Luden’s® Beatbox gives you the ability to layer on the sound with a wide variety of instruments. vocals and synthesizer effects. Users are able to select a beat, layer in various instruments and vocals and create the perfect pitch by adjusting the synthesizer features.

Just head over to the site and make your own music! You can play around with different sounds and beats. How fun is that? Once you finished you can post a custom generated GIF to your wall and share it with all your friends. Follow the hashtag #LudensBeatbox and check out the beats already dropped by others. You can check out my beat here.


Remember that during this cold and flu season to always have Luden’s® on hand for that scratchy and irritated throat. Luden’s® come in a variety of flavors including Wild Cherry, Green Apple, Strawberry-Banana and Watermelon.

For more information on Luden’s®, and the full line of products, log onto www.ludens.com.
This season, Luden’s is helping to keep you ahead of the cold and flu with the Cold + Flu tracker. Visit the Cold + Flu tracker to see outbreaks and symptoms in your area.

Show your voice this season and head over to Luden’s® Beatbox and have some fun! You can follow and share your beats with Luden’s on Facebook or follow Luden’s® on Twitter.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day with Teleflora & Love Notes Concierge - What's not to LOVE?

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, you need to check out Teleflora's variety of flowers and gifts. If you need a last minute gift head over to Teleflora.

All of Teleflora’s bouquets are hand-arranged and hand-delivered by a local florist so they arrive looking beautiful for that special someone to enjoy! As Teleflora’s Valentine’s Day gift to America, the all-new, FREE “Love Note Concierge” (1-844-IT-IS-LOVE) debuts on February 3rd – 12th just in time for Valentine’s Day. It can be a struggle to pen that very personal, special and important accompanying note with a bouquet.

Let them do the work for you! Let Teleflora make the gift special and unique. Here are just some of the beautiful bouquets ou can buy!

Teleflora’s Pair of Hearts Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $69.95)
For your soul mate, the symbolism of these two perfect connecting hearts wrapped around this glistening hand-glazed ceramic vase is the perfect match. Celebrate your Valentine with this gorgeous bouquet filled with red roses, red carnations and white alstroemeria that is ideal for expressing your heartfelt love and appreciation.




Teleflora’s Wrapped with Passion Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $99.95)
The ultimate in Valentine’s Day luxury, WOW your love with dramatic long-stemmed roses and fragrant pink stargazer lilies that is gorgeously arranged in a graceful hand blown Italian, art glass-inspired vase with a sparkling, hand-applied glass ribbon. Your thought and emotions are sure to win their heart!



Teleflora’s Lovely Hearts Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $49.95)
Playful and sweet for mother, daughter or friend, dazzle and delight with this cheerful 2-in-1 floral gift. Cheerful peach, pink and red spray roses bountifully flutter amongst hand-painted watercolor hearts that dance across this oversized food-safe mug that is sure to deliver long-lasting enjoyment.



Teleflora’s Best Friends Forever Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $54.95)
Share memories, a hug and a smile with your bestie or budding romance with this thoughtful bouquet bursting with stunning red and white roses, miniature carnations, and cushion spray chrysanthemums that is hand-delivered in a glazed ceramic collectible vase with hand-applied heart detail.


Buy someone a little happiness with Teleflora. And you don;t have to buy flowers only on Valentine's Day. You can buy flowers anytime just to say "I love You", "Thank You" or "Just Because".

Monday, February 8, 2016

Give Your Valentine A Delicious Gift at GourmetGiftBaskets.com + GIVEAWAY!



For special occasions, one of the best places to get unique and special gifts is GourmetGiftBaskets.com. With Valentine's right around the corner, GourmetGiftBaskets.com is the perfect place to get something for your best friend, lover, husband, wife, college kids, teens & younger kids, military friends, babysitter, cousins, or grandparents. The best thing is that you can order online and get it shipped directly to them.  Ordering is easy and the prices are great!

Here are some of the top gifts you can buy for your loved ones:

Heart-Shaped Brownie Cakes – Just $29.99!

These are impressive, non-traditional Valentine's Gifts for individuals, an entire family or small office group. Or maybe people throwing Valentine's Day parties would want to set one or two of these out for their guests? They make a beautiful visual impact and yes; they taste really good, too. Each Valentine’s Day Brownie Cake offers the equivalent of about 36 brownies.




And if Brownies don't do it for you, there's also the Valentine's Day Cookie Cake. People who love, scrumptious chocolate chip cookies will adore these new items.

Italian Dinner For Two -- $159.99

If you have a significant other this Valentine's Day, this gift could go a long way toward intensifying the relationship. Not only is this a special, tailor-made basket, the contents will really speak volumes about your love for the recipient.



This exquisite basket includes the following WOW list:
Chianti by Ruffino
Chardonnay Trebbiano by Villa Fassini
Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce by Cucina & Amore
Tuscan Minestrone Soup by Bountiful Pantry - 8 servings
Polenta by Cucina & Amore
Fricelli Organic Pasta by Morella
Artichoke Bruschetta by Cucina & Amore
Amaretti di Saronno by Lazzaroni (Very classy cookies)
Sun Dried Tomatoes by Cucina & Amore

Combining Classy with Cute, Consider The Champagne & Teddy Bear Valentine's Day Gift Basket -- $89.99

A gift basket of chocolates to enjoy with your glass of bubbly? The Champagne and Teddy Bear Valentine's Day gift basket is full of everything you need to create the perfect evening.



With gourmet chocolates and crispy cookies, plus a sweet teddy bear just waiting to be cuddled, this new gift basket is a win-win-win.

Beer Valentine's Day Gift -- $79.99

Perfect for The Guy Who SAYS He Doesn't Want A Valentine's Day Gift like my hubby! Inside a galvanized steel bucket, your Valentine's Day Guy will find six delicious brews collected from countries across the globe.



And since nothing goes with a cold one quite like delicious snacks, a variety of delectable gourmet foods, like handcrafted popcorn and tender beef jerky, were included to round out this unforgettable Valentine's Day gift for guys.


Red Velvet Cake -- $32.99 (Six-Inch Round) or $44.99 (Nine-Inch Round)

So if you really want to go all out with a decadent dessert that's just perfect for the red-white-and-pink holiday, select this delicious Red Velvet Cake.

I received the From the Heart Gift Tower and it is chock full of goodies. This gift is perfect for someone who likes everything! It is 4 beautiful boxes overflowing with delicious French chocolate truffles, caramel filled chocolates, our gourmet handcrafted popcorn and so much more. This sweet gift is perfect for your sweetheart and is a great way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day.



There are so many great things to buy at GourmetGiftBaskets.com. And thanks to the great peeps there, I have a gift basket to giveaway to one lucky reader!! Just enter below.

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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Happy Birthday to me!

Yeah, one more birthday just means I am closer to death but still too young for retirement. Sigh. Anyway, today is my birthday and I am excited. Not for my birthday but for the Big Game. A great birthday present would be the Carolina Panthers winning the Super Bowl. How awesome would that be?? GO PANTHERS!!!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Activity Sheets

More activity sheets for you all. These are so nice especially now during winter when you might need some activities for the kids! Just click on the bitton and it will take you to pages you can print!

Download Activities


Monday, February 1, 2016

NonnaBox.com - Have a Taste of Italy delivered to your door + GIVEAWAY!


If there is something I love it's food. I love eating. I love cooking and I love trying new food items. One of the favorite new fads is the idea of food subscription boxes. I love the idea of having foods that I might not ever buy or even find at my local stores delivered to my house.

This is why I love NonnaBox.com. NonnaBox, founded by Guido Pedrelli a US-based Italian is Guido's way of finding the Italian food he grew up with and that his Nonna (grandmother) cooked.
It is a brilliant idea!


I received a NonnaBox filled with goodies from the Puglia region of Italy.  Each month, the Nonna Box features a different Italian region. Each box has six curated imported products that are traditional o the region.The boxes are filled with delicious and tasty item from different regions. Since it is a subscription box, you get new goodies every month. If you love fine and unique food, this subscription service is something you might enjoy. I know I loved my box.


My box was filled with olive oil, crackers, artichoke spread, dried tomatoes, pasta and some beautiful green and plump olives. I loved the olive oil because that is all I ever use. I also loved the rest of the box. The box came with recipe ideas. This was wonderful because it gave me ideas on how to use my items.

The artichoke spread with the crackers was delicious and I cannot wait to make the pasta with the tomatoes. I have already used the olive oil because I love olive oil. This olive oil was fruity and rich and really of good quality.


NonnaBox's mission is to bring the culinary history and traditions of different parts of Italy to your house. I would definitely like more of these boxes. I know they would be used in my house and these are great as gifts as well!


If you are looking for a food adventure and love subscription boxes, this one is for you. The boxes are $69.99. This is not a bad price for imported products. I could easily pay that at Whole Foods when I buy specialty products. Plus, it comes right to your door.

Thanks to Guido, I have a NonnaBox for one lucky reader. I love that one of you can have the opportunity to sample one of these delicious boxes. Just enter below on the Rafflecopter widget.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.