Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pure Madness Chocolates Rival Lindt

As part of a Bzz Agent campaign (, I recently received a black and pink box of Pure Madness chocolates in the mail. My family had fun admiring the designs and trying the different flavors. This chocolate tastes high quality, pure and creamy. My favorite chocolate had always been Lindor Lint truffles. Pure Madness rivals Lindt. The Pure Madness salted caramel chocolate is the best. What I like most about Pure Madness is the vibe and the packaging, and the product's giftability. Sure, they are great tasting chocolates. But they are also hip and fun to give as a gift. They look festive and dressed up. They're fun and happy, as chocolates should. Check out their website yourself: You'll be glad you did.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Benjamin Moore Aura Waterborne Interior Paint

I am currently reviewing Benjamin Moore paints for BZZ Campaign ( Specifically, the paint is Aura Waterborne Interior Paint. I received a small sample bucket and coupons (one for a free bucket plus others for $ off) in the mail, along with a gorgeous brochures, a safety data sheet, and color samples. Benjamin Moore hit the nail on the head when it mentioned (in its brochure) that, "Similar to the crowds of men aimlessly wandering the mall in December, shopping for paint can leave you feeling a bit ... clueless." Perfect analogy!! We have to redo both of our bathrooms, and have decided to focus on the upstairs one first. We are excited at the prospect of trying this paint. The colors are beautiful, simply beautiful. We plan to visit our local store this weekend or at least on Thanksgiving break to get this done. Although the paint is just under $70 a gallon, small rooms do not need a lot, and I really want paint that is the best quality possible, and that will last a very long time and look gorgeous. We are excited about this project!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Old Navy Women's Hooded Anorak

This Old Navy anorak is one of the most flattering casual, lightweight jackets I have seen in awhile.  I have had my eye on this for a couple of weeks, and plan to buy it. 

I like it because the back completely hides your butt.  And the drawstring detail in the back is cute and different.  (I couldn't copy the picture of the backside very well from the website, because it's FLASH.  But check it out on the Old Navy website.)  I think this jacket could be a little longer in the front, though.  Maybe it is, but the website picture makes the front look a little short.  The cinched waist is also flattering. It's not easy to find a coat that accentuates the waist and hides the thigh and butt area.  Empire-waist or princess-seaming coats usually do the trick.  Most jackets I see are too boxy, confining, short-waisted, or otherwise unflattering.

This item has a four out of five star rating from Old Navy shoppers.  This coat comes in four colors - khaki, olive, black, orange, and kelly green.  I'm not wild about the colors, but black is always functionable, as is khaki and olive.  Some colors I would like to see this coat in are - dark forest green, navy, dark brown, and cream.

The original price of this jacket is a reasonable $49.94.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Still Going Strong - Pineapple Mangosteen

I'm currently testing and reviewing GLADE products for Bzz Agent.  Bzz Agent had sent me a coupon for an oil diffuser (see picture below) a few weeks ago.  Check out  You, too, sign up to be an agent.  Finally figured out what Glade's oil diffuser in the pineapple mangosteen scent smells like - - coconut cake!! The scent is still going strong after weeks, and I am enjoying sleeping and waking up to it.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Glade's pineapple manosteen oil diffuser is still smelling sweet and delicious after a couple weeks.  I have it on my nightstand.  Makes me go to sleep faster and wake up happier.  I reviewed this product as part of a BZZ campaign!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Unreal Candy

This is probably the best candy I have ever tasted.  Not as sugary sweet as other brands, and the chocolate doesn't taste chalky.  Excellent candy!  I had the opportunity to try these as part of a Bzz Agent campaign.  Check out their site at

Glade Expressions

I bought this in three fragrances yesterday, as part of my Bzz Agent activities.  Lavender Juniper Berry is a clean, piney scent.  Smells like an evergreen forest with lavender flowers.  The Cotton and Italian Mandarin smell very fresh  The Pineapple and Mangosteen smells yummy - sweet and citrusy.  These scents are wonderful.  They're not your usual fragrances.  The scents are light but still linger in the room awhile after you spray them.  The reusable white container is very nice.  I often hide room spray in a cabinet or under the sink.  This container makes it easier to leave the spray bottle out, because it doesn't look as bad on a counter or sink.