March 2017 Beauty Box 5 Review

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I took five-year-old Alice to the Safari Park in San Diego last week and while we were on the tram we sat behind the most exotically beautiful woman! I couldn’t help but stare each time she turned her head. The first thing that struck me was her amazing lashes. They were full, thick and long and framed her eyes beautifully. I got off the tram feeling frumpy and lash-less. Okay, maybe not THAT bad…. but I was still extremely jealous!

When I arrived home my wonderful BB5 turquoise box was waiting for me. I’m telling you somehow, someway BB5 knows what to send me every month!! This month is all about EYES!! Seriously, HOW DID they know?!?!?

Check out the loot in March 2017’s Beauty Box 5!! This month’s theme is “Don’t Be Dramatic!”  On one side of the postcard tells you the theme and the opposite side contains detailed descriptions of each product that’s included in the box.
BB5 March 2017

PRESTIGE COSMETICS ♥ True Metals Eyeshadow: WOWOWOW!! This color is intense! Highly pigmented metallic finish. I received the copper color and it is stunning! Use the eyeshadow wet or dry. #PRESTIGECOSMETICS
BB5 March 2017

BELLAPIERRE COSMETICCosmetic Glitter: I received this in Spectra a beautiful silvery base with all sorts of colors mixed in. It’s beautiful!!  The Cosmetic Glitter can be used in tons of ways! From eyes to hair, add to your bubble bath!! Add to lotion. It’s a beautiful way to catch the light and SPARKLE!!
BB5 March 2017MANNA KADAR COSMETICSLash Extending Primer:This is a mascara primer and totally my favorite in the box! This is designed to naturally lengthen and bulk up lashes before you apply mascara. Your lashes are gonna POP with this primer without falsies. LOVE this stuff!! #MANNAKADAR #MANNABABE
BB5 March 2017

BB5 March 2017SWEEPSweep Lashes: 5 sets of false eyelashes. Beautiful, long and full eyelashes! Unfortunately there was no glue included so I’ll have to pick some up ASAP! #SWEEPBEAUTY
BB5 March 2017SWEEPSweep Lash Helper: This is a must have tool to apply your Sweep Lashes. The postcard explains how to use the tool. Let me tell you what, whoever designed this tool is brilliant! Applying the lashes is quick and effortless! #SWEEPBEAUTY
BB5 March 2017

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WHINES

No whines here; another great box of goodies!  Lashes to be jealous of!! I think my favorite is the Manna Kadar Lash Primer. LOVE IT! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!

And because I just can’t not share at least one picture from our day at the Safari Park, this is Alice at the Butterfly exhibit. How cute is this kid?! BTW I didn’t not snap a picture of the exotic woman, that seemed rather ‘stalkish‘ but I sure did want too!
Safari Park San Diego

San Diego Wild Animal ParkI honestly believe that BB5 is 100% a fabulous buy, starting at $12 a month if you buy monthly. Lower prices if you buy quarterly and even better savings for yearly boxes. I don’t think you would be disappointed! Sign up for Beauty Box 5!

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Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

Petcube The Best Gadget For Our Fur-Baby! Review

Our fur-baby Gracie is a 100 pound golden Lab. Our kids say she is more spoiled than they ever were. Well, hellooooo…. Gracie does listen better than they did! She doesn’t stay out after curfew and she has never left a mess in the house! (except the piles and piles of dog hair!) HUGE bonus she loves naps as much as we do!

While my son Zac and I were at CES2017 in Las Vegas I happened on the Petcube Booth. I drooled over the Petcube, so imagine how excited I was to be offered the chance to review the Petcube for our fur-baby Gracie!!

What’s a Petcube you ask? The Petcube is a unique device that pairs with a mobile app on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and my iPad which allows us to interact with Gracie in REAL time! Wherever we are! We can talk, listen and PLAY with Gracie anytime we want!!

The Petcube is a cute little 3″ square cube. It’s small enough to put anywhere and the sleek silver, black design looks sharp anywhere I put it. The Petcube has rounded corners, brushed aluminum finish and comes in 3 different colors – the matte silver (the one we have) rose gold or carbon black.

Petcube’s camera has 1080p real-time video and 138º wide-angle viewing lens.

Setup was super easy. I think loading the software and creating my profile took longer than everything else!! (AND that was fast too!) First put the charger together. Quick and easy, simply slide the outlet prongs into the adapter then plug-in your USB cord (which is included). Plug in the cube when the green light turns on you will be able to walk through the wi-fi setup quickly and easily. Seriously, not a single whine here!  Once the light on the Petcube turns white you are ready to play!

Open the app on your device to see what your fur-baby is doing. You can turn on/off the microphone; adjust the volume too. You can set alerts for motion or noises. You can even set your Petcube to share with others so that other people can play with your fur-baby. There is even an option to set the Petcube to auto play! I love that feature for times when I know I won’t be able to sneak playtime with Gracie into my day.

We found we had to calibrate the camera so that the red dot went around on the floor only. We do not need a 100# dog jumping on a wall!  Where ever you touch the screen on your device a that’s where the little red dot will land. Normally we use a red pen light in the yard and call it ‘The Bug’ so it took several times before Gracie realized The Bug was in the house. It was hysterical to watch!! The Petcube makes me want a puppy and a kitty!! I can only imagine how much fun we would have with a kitten and a puppy!!

Another great perk with the Petcube Play is the fact that you can use it as motion or sound alert device. Something big happens while you’re away and you’ll know about it.

Another perk I enjoy is the fact I can snap a picture or take a video of Gracie while she is playing. That’s so cool!! This video shows her face looking at the camera while we are talking to her….. can you tell she is like one of my own children?? I swear if she could she would roll her eyes at me!!

 

The Petcube has a tripod screw mount on the bottom that helps us, because the room we use this in is on the small side so we wanted to have maximum floor space. The base of the Petcube has a rubber bottom so it stays put and also doesn’t mar my wood side table.


Petcube: Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera

WHINES

I’m having a great time with the Petcube. I’ve found the little red dot is responsive and easy to control.  Set up was super easy. We don’t have a single whine! It’s SO FUN!!!!

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

Pentel Sign Pen Brush From Shoplet Review

Hanging out with 5-year-old Alice during the week I’ve learned that if I want five minutes of quiet time I HAVE to have something for her to do. Something creative is very important because it will hold her attention for longer periods of time. Seriously, I thought my daughter Selena at five could talk a lot; I was wrong!! Alice can out chat “chatty-Cathy” “chatty Selena” any day. (Yeah, yeah, yeah I know…. it runs in the family, the nuts don’t fall from the tree…. yadda yadda ya…..but that’s completely irrelevant to the story!)

Alice loves painting! Painting is messy so we only do it very seldom.  Not anymore!! Thank you Pentel Sign Pen Brush, Marker Pens. These pens are water-color pens but without the mess!! OH YEAH BABY!!

The Pentel Sign Pens have a flexible point tip that resembles a brush one that HOLDS it’s shape. 5-year-old’s are especially tough on pens and paint brushes and after a week of use the tips are still in perfect shape. The color is great! The fine tip makes a clean, sharp line.  Coloring in small areas is super easy (Yes, we do use them for coloring pages too) To work with the pens like water colors you can either dip tip in water or add water to the paper. I also received a water brush which is awesome for blending the colors or making the colors softer with true water-color look to your creation.

The brush tips don’t dry out even when the cap accidentally gets left off.

There are 12 colors included in the set. Light Brown, Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Gray, Purple, Light Sky Blue, Orange, Pink.  Add water and mix colors for endless colors!


I’ve said it a million times! Shoplet proves again they have everything from art supplies to office supplies. Whether you are grabbing supplies for students,  a home office, blog or business. It doesn’t matter what you are looking for Shoplet has it!!

Always start at Shoplet for your ♥ Office Supplies ♥ Cleaning Supplies ♥ Medical Supplies ♥ Office Furniture ♥ Pentel ♥  you won’t be sorry!!

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WHINES

Not a single whine here! ADDED bonus? Alice quietly created art-work for 45 minutes! It was heaven!!

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com
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