Friday, May 27, 2016

Ralph Lauren | Tender Romance Review

Tender Romance by Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren | Tender Romance

A new fragrance in the Ralph Lauren line of Fragrances

**  Sample Provided for review purposes from Influenster.com .  All thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.

Ralph Lauren: High End at an Affordable Price

Ralph Lauren: Tender Romance Perfume
Ralph Lauren is well known for their high quality products.  They have an established reputation as delivering high end products that are affordable to the masses.  They have quite an established slew of perfumes under their belt already and are currently reaching out and targeting a new and younger audience with quite a few new scents.

One of the newest fragrances in the Ralph Lauren perfume arsenal is Tender Romance.  The Ralph Lauren site says of Tender Romance:  " This women's fragrance celebrates the sweet and gentle moments of falling in love for the first time with a delicate blend of fresh ginger, white magnolia, and soft cashmere."

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Testing Tender Romance

I was fortunate to get the opportunity to try the Ralph Lauren Tender Romance perfume first hand, thanks to Ralph Lauren & Influenster.  I was delighted with the opportunity.

I was a little nervous about trying a new perfume for review purposes, because a lot of perfumes tend to be way overpowering and some make me instantly regret putting them on because of how overwhelming they can be.  However, I was worried for nothing.

I am absolutely obsessed with this scent.  It's a super gentle scent that's not overpowering in the slightest.  It is a gorgeous melody that has a light and floral aroma.  I've had numerous compliments when I'm out and about after having put Tender Romance on.

I definitely would give Tender Romance by Ralph Lauren a 5/5 stars for it's amazing scent and high quality.  If you love a light and floral scent, definitely try this one out next time at your nearest perfume counter!!

Where to Buy:

Purchase:  Ralph Lauren Tender Romance

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ring in the New Year @ Sephora

Sephora: Holiday 2015
#SassyHolidays #HolidayGiftGuide2015

Holiday 2015: Shopping @ Sephora

Christmas at Sephora: Holiday 2015

A Guide to Shopping Sephora: Holiday Season 2015

Christmas is upon us. So many people receive gift cards or cash as gifts and so I thought that after Christmas was a great time to have a guide to give you ideas of how to spend that extra "Christmas" cash or to buy belated Christmas gifts for your family.

You know, Sephora isn't just for girls.  There are plenty of gift ideas that are suitable for men or even ladies who aren't necessarily "into" makeup.

The LEGAL mumbo jumbo:
** Disclaimer:  I received one or more of the products featured in this post for review purposes.
** Disclaimer:  There are one or more referral and or affiliate links contained in this post.

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CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS: Stuck with a GC you won't use?

Got a gift card for Christmas? Do you know that there are now sites where if you don't want the gift card you received or would rather have cash or a gift card for a different store there are sites where you can exchange your current gift card for cash or a different store!  So, if you do have a GC and would rather get one say to, Sephora, be sure to search for applicable sites where you can exchange your cards!

Sephora: A Shopping Guide to Holiday Shopping at Sephora

Before I begin, the products in this guide are products that I was fortunate enough to receive myself from Sephora.  It was a huge blessing to get this opportunity as I am a HUGE makeup junkie and am far too poor to afford to be able to support my unhealthy habit.

I wanted to do a "review" type post, but with this many products it was just no feasible.  I'll be doing reviews later on a few of the products listed below.  Let me know in the comments if there are any specific products you would like to see reviewed later on!

Hair:   Because your hair deserves the best

GHD Limited Edition: Arctic Gold Series Flat Iron
HIGH END Product:
This is the most expensive product on the list.  But it's oh so, so gorgeous!

GHD: Flat Iron
Price:  $225.00
Link: ghd LE Artic Gold Flat Iron
Category:  HAIR

GHD: Arctic Gold Series Limited Edition Flat Iron
The ghd LE Arctic Gold Flat Iron features a Roll UP bag & a Heating Mat to set your flat iron on!
GHD: Arctic Gold Series Flat Iron

Living Proof | Happy Hair Days Gift Set

Living Proof | Happy Hair Days
Holiday Gift Set:  
Price: $32
Category:  HAIR

Skincare | Products to Nurture Your Skin

First Aid Beauty | Holiday 2015 Gift Set

First Aid Beauty | Holiday 2015 Gift Set
Price: $59
Sold at: Sephora.com 
Category:  SKINCARE

Kate Sommerville | Melrose Place (Holiday 2015)

Kate Sommerville | Melrose Place
Holiday 2015 Gift Set
Price:  $85
Link:  Kate Sommerville | Melrose Place
Category: SKINCARE


Buxom: Don't Miss a Beat Lip Gloss Set (Holiday 2015)

Buxom | Don't Miss A Beat Set

Holiday Gift Set
Price: $32
LINK: Buxom | Gift Sets on Sephora

Clinique Chubby Stick: Holiday Gift Set
Clinique Chubby Stick Holiday Gift Set - $25

CLINIQUE | Chubby Stick Set
Holiday Gift Set (2015)
PRICE:  $25
LINK: Clinique | Lipstick

Clinique | Chubby Stick Set

Clinique | Chubby Stick Set


Eyeshadow Chubby Stick
Blush Chubby Stick
3 Lip Balm Chubby Stick:
(Intense, Regular, Baby Tint)

Bite Beauty| Mix & Mingle Lipstick

BITE Beauty
Mix & Mingle 
Price:  $13
Link: Bite| Mix & Mingle Lipstick

Sephora Lip Gel & Sephora: Kiss Me Balm

Sephora Lip Gel & Kiss Me Balm

PRICE: $14
Sephora Lip Gel

32 Shades to choose from

PRICE:  $5- $8
LINK:  Kiss Me Balm

9 Colors to choose from


Too Faced | La Grand Palais - Holiday Collection 2015

Too Faced | La Grand Palais - Holiday Collection 2015

Too Faced | La Grand Palais
Holiday Gift Set
Price:  $49
Link:  Too Faced
Too Faced | La Grand Palais - Holiday Collection 2015


  • 18 Eyeshadows
  • 2 Blushes
  • Highlighter
  • Bronzer

Too Faced | Bon Bons Palette

Too Faced | Bon Bons Chocolate Palette

Price:  $49

This wasn't actually one of the items taht I received, but it's actually on my MUST BUY list and so, I thought I would throw it in this list.  I've had the opportunity to try Urban Decay, Too Faced among many others and my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (The Original) is probably my favorite palette I've ever owned.  I cannot wait to get the chance to try out the Chocolate Bon Bons Palette!
Too Faced | Bon Bons Palette


Atelier | Azur Collection

Atelier Cologne | Collection Azur
Holiday Gift Set
PRICE: $25
Link: Atelier Cologne | Azur Collection
Category:  Perfume

Four Travel Sized Perfumes 
Sample four different scents from Atelier Cologne
Sephora Makeup Brushes 2015 Holiday Gift Set

Sephora | Holiday Brush Set
Holiday Gift Set 2015
Price:  $85
Link: Sephora
Category: Beauty Tools

Formula X | Bottle Service Gift Set

Formula X | Bottle Service Set
Holiday 2015 Gift Set
Price:  $36.50     $22 SALE PRICE
Link:  Formula X | Bottle Service Set


I was so so excited to get this treasure trove of goodies from Sephora.  I don't make a lot of money from blogging and so it's through my reviews that I'm able to provide gifts for my friends and family which is what this Sephora Haul enabled me to do.

I wasn't ALL giving.  There were a few things that I kept for myself.  I kept the Too Faced palette (I know that was a bit greedy of me, but it had been on my wish list!), the Bite Beauty lipstick & The Clinique Lipstick set.  My daughter got a few things as well, including the Formula X Bottle Service Kit, she's a nail junkie and so there was never any doubt who that would go to.

I think among these products, the items that really stood out to me the most were:

ghd Flat Iron | Arctic Gold Series - It's just absolutely stunning.  Although I rarely put a tool to my hair, it was extremely tempting to keep just because it's so gorgeous!

Formula X Bottle Service Kit - It's such cute packaging as well as includes a wide variety of colors to try, perfect for someone who has never tried the brand before.

First Aid Beauty Kit - I've heard wonderful things about this brand, so this was a standout for me because it was a great value with the combination for products included.

Too Faced | La Grand Palais - I'm obsessed with Too Faced.  They have such adorable packaging and their eyeshadows are so pigmented!  This was a great set having 18 eyeshadows, plus two blushes, a Melted, a Mascara and a bronzer and highlighter PLUS shadow primer!!  This was definitely the best value, in my opinion!

Sephora Holiday Brush Set-  This is a gorgeous gift set and the brushes are super soft!!  I love the little sparkly stand that's included with this.  Anyone would be thrilled to get this as a gift.


I'd love to hear from you!

What were your favorites out of this list?  What was your favorite gift this Holiday season?

Will you be using your Christmas Money on Makeup items this year??

Sephora: Holiday 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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Family Game Night with Winning Moves Games: 

** I received these products for review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Winning Moves Games: Connect 4 Twist & Turn, Scattergories Categories, & Upwords(THE GIVEAWAY IS WAY on DOWN)

Growing up, one of my all time favorite memories was of our family all sitting around the kitchen or dining room table and playing games like Skip-Bo, Trivial Pursuit, Rook, LIFE, Monopoly geez the list could go on and on.  It was at times competitive, sometimes there were tears (mainly from me if I didn't win) but most of the time it was a time filled with laughter, and most importantly togetherness.

That's why I chose Winning Moves Games as one of the gift ideas for the #sassyholidays #HolidayGiftGuide2015

Make Family Game Night a Priority

Ok, so maybe it's only my two teenager monsters that are living at my home, but it seems whenever it's something that I, personally, want to do they are DEAD SET against it.  However, the last few times that I had to "Pull" teeth to get the kids to play games with me, they didn't want it to end.  We haven't all had a chance yet to sit together as a family to play any of the games, but my husband and I and my daughter and I have given these games a test drive and I can tell you without a doubt, they are so much fun!

Scattergories Categories: A New Twist on an OLD Classic

Scattergories Categories; Winning Moves Games - SassyGalBeauty Play ON
My daughter and I had the chance one night to sit down and try out this twist on the Classic game, Scattergories.

To start off, Callie honestly wasn't too thrilled with being my guinea pig for playing this game, but she was a good sport and good child and went along with it.  Well, by the end we both were like, "ok, just one more" and six more rounds later were both hesitant to finally call it a night.

The Twist:

So, if you've ever played Scattergories, you are familiar with the concept of the game, kinda brainstorming with a theme.  I haven't played Scattergories in years, but from what I remember you had this funky dice that had letters and there were various categories and you would think of as many words starting with the "rolled letter" that fits the "Category".

Well, the Scattergories Categories is a lot similar to the original.  You do have "Categories", but instead of a dice, you have these category cards that have a word in which you will use to begin each word....  That sounds all kinds of crazy...  Let's show you in pictures...

Scattergories Categories: How to Play Scattergories Categories

How To Play Scattergories Categories

 Ok...  So, in Scattergories Categories each player gets a Sheet to use for your "Brainstorming" sessions.  Each round, players will choose one "Category" cards.  The Category cards give the "theme" for that round...

Example:  Walt's Dream is the base word that will be used for this "round".  The "Category" is "anything to do with Disney".

A Short Run-Through Step by Step 

First: Fill in the boxes on your "Playing Pad", writing "Walt's Dream"  Vertically (with NO spaces).

Example: Walt's Dream: A Scattergories Category Game Card

You will THEN use the letters in "Walt's Dream"  as the first letter for each word using the theme "Anything Disney"

In this image to the left, you can see the words that I came up with!

W- Walt Disney
A: Aladdin
L: Lion King
T: Tarzan
S: Space Mountain
D: Disney World
R: -
E: Epcot
A: -

How to Win:

So, each round, all players will go through and say what they had for each letter.  If there are two players' with the same answer for any "one" letter then each player loses that point.  (If there are "two" or more of the same letter in the "Category Word" and two players answer the same thing but at in different spots, "example: Walt's Dream has two A's, if two players answered Aladdin, but player 1 answered using the first A (in between W & L) and Player 2 used the second A, then both players would get to keep those points.

My Thoughts on Scattergories Categories:

Family Game Night with Scattergories Categories
We absolutely LOVE this game.  This would make a great party game, since there's no board required, players could easily be sitting spread across the room.  I'm sure that you could come up with some fun ways to mix it up and come up with your own categories and starter words!

Callie also loved to play this too.  It's been such a hectic time for us, it's been hard to pin everyone down to get some good family game time, but it's going to be a priority for this Christmas season!

Connect 4: Twist & Turn

Connect 4 Twist & Turn

Although I love, LOVE Scattergories Categories, I'm thinking that my favorite of these was the new Connect 4 Twist & Turn.  It really takes classic Connect 4 to a whole new level.  Just when you THINK you've won, someone twists the dang tower and throws your game all off.  It makes you think of your move, plus think about the next possible ten moves depending on which way the tower may twist

The fundamentals are pretty much the same as Classic Connect 4, Connect 4 Twist & Turn is a "tower" that has rings.  These rings can be twisted either direction and can cause MAJOR chaos in your gameplay.

It really requires you to put your thinking cap on.  I can't tell you the number of times I've won because my dauther or husband literally won for me, by twisting at the wrong time and in the wrong place.  Sometimes, depending on where the chips are, you twist and chips are gonna move around into other columns.  It is strangely a very simple concept, but manages to raise the difficulty up about ten notches.

Connect 4 Twist & Turn: Winning Moves GamesConnect 4 Twist & Turn: Winning Moves GamesConnect 4 Twist & Turn: Winning Moves Games

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Upwords by Winning Moves Games

So, I'll be really honest, we've not yet had a chance to sit down and play this yet.  But, I so cannot wait.  I actually have never played Upwords before, but I thought it would be a fun twist on a Scrabble- like game!


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