Thursday, December 27, 2012

Nail Fashion

  I received this Kiss Nail Dress in my box from Influenster Holiday VoxBox on Christmas Eve. Well, I had wanted to try this myself but on Christmas Day as I headed out the door to my parents for some reason I put these in my purse. See everyone was gathering at my parents home for the Holiday festivities and what we thought would be a normal Christmas Day turned out to be much more than we expected.

Everyone was there: mom and dad, my sister and her two children, hubby and myself. The table was full of good food and gifts were under the tree. Everything started out normal and just after we had finished eating and opening gifts we hear sirens going off in the distance. We all rushed outside and noticed the sky had turned dark...eerie dark. We turned on the tv to see what was going on. Right then the tv station was showing a live shot of our county of the dark sky when they noticed the clouds starting to rotate. As we sat there watching a tornado formed. We continued to watch as it started hitting transformers and power-lines. Although it was off in the distance we could see the sky turn green.

It wasn't an invited guest to anyone's home but it showed up none-the-less. It dissipated just shy of my parents city. PTL but with this being said, I decided to let my teenage niece try these out so the day would not be all about the tornado.

She sat there on the couch and got lost in applying this nail fashion to her toes. She spoke of how easy it was to apply.  She stated that she had used other brands before and that these went on with ease. We spoke as she shared her newly manicured toes with everyone in the room about how she would rate them. With what she said and since I am all about Shmoo, we give this product.....

5 out of 5 Shmoos
Granny's Red Velvet Cake

Use 2 9” cake pans 350˚ - 25 to 35 minutes or until done
(Should come loose from sides…can cook on parchment paper)


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp coco powder
¾ cups cooking oil
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
½ of 1 ounce red food coloring
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla

Sift dry ingredients into a bowl: flour, baking powder, salt and coco.

Next, cream sugar and oil together. Beat each egg 1 @ a time into sugar and oil mixture. Add food coloring and make fluffy and add dry ingredients slowly.

Combine buttermilk and baking soda together and mix well. Then add this to above mixture. Add vinegar and vanilla to mixture.

PART 2 – SUGAR MIXTURE (NOTE: I find this to be an important step)

½ cup milk and ½ cup sugar …. Cook a little until it thickens some

After cake has completely cooled, pour sugar mixture over each layer.

Let completely cool again


Mix: 1 Cream Cheese
1 stick of butter (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla
1 pound of confectionery sugar

Monday, December 24, 2012

Influenster Holiday VoxBox '12 VoxBox has arrived

 Being my first Voxbox I was definitely excited when it came and as a matter of fact I received it on Christmas Eve. The card said "Tis the season, and we're celebrating" and indeed I was celebrating when I received it in the mail. It's like Christmas morning as my hubby walks towards me with this white box in his hands. The anticipation grew as I reached my hands out and actually began to open this box. "What could be inside it," I exclaimed. I'm telling you I heard Christmas Bells as my eyes beheld all the goodies this box would hold. Have I perked your interest yet...well here it is:

 The box included: Peach Almond Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal,   NYC Liquid LipshineKiss Nail Dress, Natural Pink Lemonade flavor EBOOST, Goody QuikStyle Brush, and Sole Society $25 off my first purchase!

 Over the next few days I will be giving updates on all these products and will be reviewing them all. So stay tuned because this is only the beginning......