Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gleam by Melanie Mills-Review

Note: I received the products in this review at no charge in order to facilitate this review. 

I recently had the opportunity to try out Gleam by Melanie Mills and as I'm always looking for great make up, I just couldn't pass it by.

I ordered the Light Gold Body Radiance, which is a combination moisturizer, foundation, lotion and highlighter. I love the feel of this especially since I'd expected it to be somewhat heavy, but it wasn't, it was light and smooth.  And a huge plus...it does not transfer to your clothes!



For the Radiance Dust, I got the Rose Gold, as it appeared to fit my skin tone. The Radiance Dust made a perfect highlighter for my cheekbones.

I absolutely love my 'Up Against the Wall' Lip Radiance. I thought it might be a little dark for my complexion but turns out, it was the perfect shade.

The first time I wore Gleam by Melanie Mills, it got a full work out.  My day started at 4 am and even early morning was hot and humid already.  Top that off with standing under studio lights for an hour for my morning show appearance and I figured I would have to completely re-do my makeup before heading to our next assignment.
I was pleasantly surprised when that was not the case! My makeup was still great despite walking around in 96 degree heat with very high humidity and lots of...yuck...sweating, for three hours. Due to eating and lots of trips to a drinking fountain, most of my Lip Radiance was gone in this photo, but you can tell my makeup still looks fine!
After experiencing this makeup under some pretty tough conditions, I am a big fan! It did not let me down.

You can purchase Gleam by Melanie Mills here. You should also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram for the latest news and tips, along with sales. 

Gamer Giveaway Event!!


Welcome to our Gamer Giveaway!! This event is hosted by Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews and Co-Hosted by Giveaway Bandit.  Our sponsor for this event is Our World Travel.

This event it open to residents of the US and Canada, void where prohibited by law.  This event will begin September 1st at 11:59 pm and end on September 21st at 11:59 pm. All times are Eastern Standard Time. This event is not associated with Facebook or any other social media. Sponsor will be shipping prize to winner. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond, if no response is received within that time frame, winner will forfeit the prize & a new winner will be chosen.  We are not responsible for incorrect email addresses or for the notification being routed to your spam folder.  Winners will be announced on our Winners Page.

Entry is simple. There is only one (1) required entry and that is the very first one on the Giveaway Tool. All other entries are optional, but for each one you complete, you will get extra entries. Winner will receive three (3) games of his/her choice and a PS4 Game System.  Total approximate retail value is $480.


Monday, September 1, 2014

All Day Party with Pura Vida Tequila and Godsmack!

*Note: My Ticket & Passes to the Rockstar Uproar Festival was provided by Pura Vida Tequila to facilitate this post. 


Godsmack at Charter Spectrum Amphitheater-Simpsonville SC

On Friday, August 29th, I had a very  unique opportunity to attend the Rockstar Uproar Festival in Simpsonville, South Carolina, featuring such bands as Skillet, Seether, Buckcherry and Godsmack.  I say unique because it was an all day party, complete with backstage passes and a party on board the Pura Vida Party Bus, where we joined members of the band, Godsmack, for the infamous 8:15 Pura Vida Tequila shot! I was surprised to find it was really an intimate sized party where we actually got the chance to talk a bit, and just goof off a little.
Whitney Sudler-Smith, Me & Sully Erna

Meeting and being able to talk with the members of Godsmack was a very unique experience. I really enjoyed talking with them and having a drink with them, they are really great guys, and a lot of fun. I even had Sully Erna ask me if I liked tequila, and when I replied that I did, he offered to pour me a glass of the premium Pura Vida Extra Anejo Tequila.  This tequila is aged for five years in aged Cognac barrels and you can definitely taste the difference! It's a smooth, rich tequila that you won't soon forget!
Me, Michelle Waller of Sweet Southern Lovin' & Stewart Skloss, President & CEO of Pura Vida Tequila

I often work with a variety of companies and public relations firms, and speak to them via email or phone, but it is very rare that I ever get to actually meet any of them in person, so having the opportunity to meet the CEO and President of Pura Vida Tequila, Stewart Skloss, was a rare pleasure.  He knows his tequila inside out and I was happy to find out it will be available here in North Carolina in a few weeks. I would have really enjoyed having the time to talk to him more about Pura Vida Tequila.

In addition, we had the unexpected pleasure of meeting Whitney Sudler-Smith and Shepard "Shep" Rose of Southern Charm as they were on the bus with us. Both are really great guys and Whitney had me laughing so hard with his rendition of 'Dixieland'. He does have a really nice, deep singing voice though. I enjoyed having the opportunity to meet both of these charming gentlemen.

The Rockstar Uproar Festival will be appearing in several cities nationwide, along with the Pura Vida Party Bus, this is one concert tour you do not want to miss so make sure you get your tickets before they sell out! Here is the upcoming schedule:

TUE 9/2/2014 Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) Verizon Theatre
WED 9/3/2014 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
THU 9/4/2014 OFF
FRI 9/5/2014 Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City) Sandstone Amphitheatre
SAT 9/6/2014 Sioux City, IA Tyson Event Center
SUN 9/7/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
MON 9/8/2014 OFF TUE 9/9/2014 Denver, CO 1STBANK Center
WED 9/10/2014 OFF THU 9/11/2014 Post Falls, ID (Spokane) Greyhound Park
FRI 9/12/2014 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
SAT 9/13/2014 OFF
SUN 9/14/2014 New City Added! Sacramento CA  Godsmack only
MON 9/15/2014 OFF
TUE 9/16/2014 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
WED 9/17/2014 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
THU 9/18/2014 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
FRI 9/19/2014 OFF
SAT 9/20/2014 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
SUN 9/21/2014 Tucson, AZ Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium

Check out RockstarUproar.com for more information and to find out where to purchase your tickets. 

I will be writing up a review on Pura Vida Tequila, including some amazing recipes that you don't want to miss, so watch for that in the coming weeks. In the meantime check out some of the amazing concert photos my awesome photographer, Danny Cook, took during the party and concert in our Dropbox


Mommy Needs A Getaway- Vacation a Day Giveaway!!



Brought to you by Adventure Into Domesticland




A big thanks to all the co-hosts:
❤ ❤ ❤ Prize Package includes ❤ ❤ ❤




❤ Viva Las Vegas: 4 day and 3 night accommodations at a 3+ star hotel on the strip in Las Vegas, NV for 2 adults! (25 years or older) and a $500 dollar Funbook! (with cash, chips, meals, tokens & show tickets!)




❤ Fabulous Florida: 3 days and 2 nights of accommodations for 2, winners chooses city in Florida! Location Choices: Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Miami Beach, New Smyrna, Orlando, Palm Beach, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg




❤ Take A Break: 3 days and 2 nights of accommodations for 2, winners chooses destination! Location Choices: Bronson, Mo - Cancun, Mex - Gatlinburg, TN - Honolulu, HI - Lake Tahoe, CA - Las Vegas, NV - Mazatlan, Mex - Napa Valley, CA - Palm Springs, CA - Pocono Mtns, PA - Puerto Vallarta, Mex - Scottsdale, AZ - White Mtn, CA






❤ ❤ ❤ Giveaway Rules ❤ ❤ ❤




❤ Giveaway ends Sept 30th at 11:59 pm PST and is open worldwide!*



❤ One winner will be picked at random by random.org EACH DAY for the length of the giveaway!

(Winners will be notified via email)**



❤ Each winner will be able to choose one of the above mentioned prize packages.***



❤ No duplicate winners****



*Viva Las Vegas in NOT available to residents of Nevada, USA and proof of residency is required.

**At the end of giveaway, all winners will be displayed on Gleam form.

***Must be at least 25 years old to enter. Certificate only covers hotel accommodations. Winners will be responsible for all other expenses, including without limitations: any deposits, taxes, fees, transportation, gratuities, meals and surcharges. Hotel will require that you present a major credit card to cover other possible charges.

****Once a person is acknowledged as a winner they may not win again for 30 days. Should they win again after 30 days they may not pick the same prize package.





To enter please use the Gleam form below.








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