The Park Tote Pet Carrier Review

If you have a pet you know how hard it can be to take them anywhere. Whether it’s to a family get together or a Vet visit, sometimes our furry friends just don’t want to cooperate. Of course we can use one of those plastic pet carriers, but they are to hard and uncomfortable. Or we can always go with they purse idea, but personally, I will never be one of those people. I was so excited when I heard about the new Park Tote Pet Carrier from Quaker Pet Group/Sherpa!

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This carrier is great because you can zip it up as a carrier on the go, or you can open it and lay it flat as a pet bed when you and your pet are not at home. At first I thought that this pet carrier would be just as hard or uncomfortable as the other pet carriers until I saw it in person. When I got it it was folded nice and flat and I didn’t even realize what it was at first!. It looked like a blanket or sleeping bag. I immediately folded it up and put our kitty in it to see how he liked it.

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He seemed to like it quite a bit, which was surprising to me! Plus he matched! :) I kept catching him trying to jump in and sleep in it. He didn’t like it so much when it was laid flat, but he did love hiding in it while I had it out. I was surprised at how easy it was to set up or take down. There are zippers on each corner, 2 on top and a button to make sure that it will not accidentally open when it shouldn’t.

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Another great thing about this carrier is that it comes with a faux lambskin lined insert that can be placed at the bottom for extra comfort. I could not believe how soft it was and I wished that I had a blanket as soft! The insert also helps keep the carrier sturdy, which obviously is pretty important with a carrier like this.

Unlike other carriers, when this one gets dirty you can just throw in in the washer instead of sitting there and scrubbing it. We all know accidents happen with out pets and we all need an easier and cleaner way to transport them. I fell in love with this carrier and so did our kitty!

You can find the Park Tote on the Simply Dogs and Cats website here.

**Disclaimer** Star Focal received samples of the above product in order to facilitate a review. However, we were in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Manicure Monday Polished Jet Black Nails

Hello everyone! Sorry we have been missing Manicure Mondays! With everything going on I just keep forgetting! Today we are back again with another great Elegant Touch Nails review and we can’t wait to start!

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I love dark and bright colors! I was very excited to try Elegant Touch’s Polished Jet Black Press on nail! They looked awesome and I couldn’t wait to put them on!

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I was very surprised at how easy using the glue tabs was. A lot of the time with press-ons they make you really work to get them on! I hate it! With these they were very simple and I also didn’t have to put them in a perfect placement for them to stick. Even if they were a little bit crooked they still stuck to the nails really well.

I was amazed at how well they stuck on! I remember using press-ons and even though they looked great, they would only last a couple hours if I was lucky and didn’t hit anything on them. These nails stay on really well and even take some effort to get them off! Of course if you use some nail polish remover near the glue they come right off, but I was amazed at how well they were stuck to my nails.

Overall I am very ahppy with everything from Elegant Touch Nails. They have amazing products and beautiful designs. There is so much it is hard to choose anything! You can find something for any occasion! You can see these and other great Elegant Touch Nail products on their website here.

**Disclaimer** Star Focal received samples of the above product in order to facilitate a review. However, we were in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Merlot Skin Care Giveaway

This review/giveaway is being shared for another blogger from Tattoos and Reviews.
It doesn’t matter
how much us women try to kid ourselves, we are always on the hunt for
the next best thing in skin care! I’m personally drawn to
bright and shiny containers, ones that smell really good, and most
importantly, ones that keep my skin moisturized the best and the
longest because I have a whole lot of tattoos to take care of every
single day!
One day while
online, I discovered the web site for Merlot Grape Seed Skin Care. I now
know that I am pretty behind the times with this but I had not heard
of grape seed being used in skin care prior to finding their web
site.
To check out
Merlot’s web site
click here, it’s worth your time, I
swear!
Also find
Merlot Skin Care on Social Media:
Merlot Skin Care on Facebook

Merlot
Skin Care on Twitter

Merlot Skin Care on Pinterest

Also sign up for
the Merlot Skin Care Newsletter HERE! You will
be the first to know about upcoming specials if you sign
up!

Disclaimer: I was given products by Merlot
Skin Care to review and I was not compensated for my opinion. All
opinions stated are that of my own and honest.
“About Merlot
Skin Care:
Since 2001
Merlot Skin Care has delivered skin care innovations to help women
look and feel their best. Our good-for-you philosophy maintains that
customers can look like a million bucks without spending that
much
. The Merlot Skin Care line utilizes the power of natural
grape seed antioxidants to fight free radicals – the particles
generated by smog, pollution, and harmful UV rays that routinely
damage our skin.
More than 10
years ago while watching 60 Minutes, Wayne Beckley first learned of
“the French Paradox” – a report on people in France who consumed diets
heavy in saturated fat, but who seemed to suffer virtually no heart
disease. The report linked the findings to the drinking of red
wine
.
Intrigued,
Beckley chronicled over 70 research studies that indicated that
drinking a couple glasses of red wine each day could be beneficial in
warding off certain cancers and lowering cholesterol in the body. The
reason: the antioxidants found in red grapes. Investigating
further, Beckley found studies revealing the grape’s true power, their
seeds. Research studies have shown that grape seed antioxidants are 50
times more powerful than Vitamin E and nearly 25 times more powerful
than Vitamin C. Beckley launched Merlot Skin Care, utilizing the
power of grape seed
in each unique
formulation.
Merlot is a
family-run business based in Texas. All products are made in the
USA.”
-Merlot Skin
Care Brochure
Merlot sent me
their amazing 100% Pure Grape Seed
Oil
and Merlot
Moisturizer
. I also received a sample of their Moonlight Radiance Night
Cream
. These are by far the most amazing skin products I
have ever used, hands down. I am completely in love with the 100% Pure
Grape Seed Oil!! It was originally recommended to me to try this and
that it was really good for tattoos. I began using it as soon as I got
it and WOW!
I live in
Phoenix, Arizona, and the heat and sun really dry out our skin here.
It can be so difficult to find anything that helps after the moment
you step outdoors! For once I have found a product that lasts, and
super moisturizes! My search has ended and I can’t wait to order more
100% Grape Seed Oil! On top of all that, the perfect opportunity for a
review happened! I got a ton of new ink! I was so stoked to know I had
Merlot’s Grape Seed Oil to use on it during the healing process, and
that is exactly what I did! I had minimal itching, peeling, and all my
new ink healed in record time! Look how perfect it looks when it was
healed, and the colors held just amazingly!
Not only will I,
and have I been, recommending this Skin Care line to everyone I talk
to, but I am sold for life myself as well! I definitely do not ever
want to go a day without the Merlot’s 100% Pure Grape
Seed Oil
for my entire body. The Night Cream is
anti-aging, it promotes thicker skin and better skin tone, it helps
reduce and reverse deep lines and wrinkles… And it feels great! Very
relaxing, which is what you need at night when you have three kids,
two of them being teens. There is truly no other Skin Care product
line I would recommend above Merlot Skin Care. My brain, my skin and
my tattoos are all very thankful for these products, especially since
this is Thanksgiving Month!
To top off all
the amazing things Merlot Skin Care has done for my skin, they are
also excited to give you the opportunity to pamper your skin as well!
The Illustrated Mom is holding a FREE Contest Giveaway from Merlot
Skin Care! One winner will be chosen at random to win the item of
their choice off the Merlot Skin Care web site located HERE. Merlot
Skin Care will do their best to fulfill the item of your choice. Don’t
put off entering! Entries are easy and always free, there is no
purchase necessary to enter and win this contest! Contest will run
from midnight 11/11/2013 and will end at midnight on 11/25/2013. The
winner will be sent an email and will have 48 hours to respond. Good
luck to everyone!!! Enter below!

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**Disclaimer** Star Focal was not compensated for sharing this, nor are they responsible for prize shipment. If you have any questions please contact Tattoos and Reviews.

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Yves Rocher Vertigo Volume and Single Eyeshadow Intense Color Review

We’re back with more great products from Yves Rocher! This time we are sharing some awesome makeup products with you guys! So here we go! :)

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We will start with the Single Eyeshadow Intense Color. Here are the colors that I received:

Orange Flash Mat

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Figue

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Bleu Azur

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Bleu Scintillant

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Taupe Rose

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Vert Paon

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Etain Scintillant

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Rose Poivre

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Peche

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Gris Fume Mat

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I loved all of the colors I was sent. The oranges and browns will be great for the fall and of course I love pinks, purples and grays so these will be used quite a bit. I love how pigmented they are and how well they stay on. As you can tell they come in matte, satin, and sparkle finishes and they all look amazing!

About Vertigo Volume Lash Curler Effect Mascara

Discover the first brush with a reservoir® for maximum volume after the first application! The Volume Vertige Lash Curler Effect Mascara‘s reservoir brush© maximizes and intensifies the volume of your lashes. Enriched with Elemi Gum, a fixing botanical extract, this formula leaves the lashes naturally and perfectly curved for up to 12 hours!

Yves Rocher Vertigo Volume

What I thought

I really loved this mascara. I am very picky about mascara and I love that this curls automatically without having to use a tool that pulls and bends your lashes. It stays on for a long time and makes my lashes look great! I love that it doesn’t clump or irritate my eyes! I can’t stand mascara that clumps because I always end up pulling at my lashes all night!

You can find these and other great Yves Rocher products on their website here.

**Disclaimer** Star Focal received samples of the above product in order to facilitate a review. However, we were in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Skoy Cloth Review

When we first started this blog, we did a review for Skoy Cloth. We decided to bring them back for a second review and to check out their new Skoy scrub cloths.

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Each Skoy Cloth is 100% Biodegradable and Natural. One Skoy cloth can replace up to 15 paper towel rolls! They come in a variety of colors so they will fit in any kitchen! I love Skoy cloths because they are extremely absorbent and can be reused and washed in you dishwasher or washer/dryer. They last a long time and can clean just about any mess. We use them to wash our dishes, clean up the messes from the girls, clean the bathroom and so much more!

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We also got to try out their Scrub Cloths. I was really excited to try these because I hate using sponges to try to clean pots and pans. I love that I can use these and just throw them in the washer when I am done instead of trying to clean them off and getting upset because I don’t want to use the sponge again. I am very glad that Skoy came out with these, because I would still buy sponges to be able to use the scrubbing side, but with these I can just continue to use Skoy products. I do wish that they had a double sided Skoy cloth with a scrubber on one side, so hopefully I will get lucky and they will come out with one!

I highly recommend Skoy cloth to anyone looking for an easy way to save money and the environment at the same time! You can find them on their website here.

**Disclaimer** Star Focal received samples of the above product in order to facilitate a review. However, we were in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Eylure Review

As some of you know, I lost all my eyelashes when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter. Some of them have grown back, but I still don’t feel like myself without my long eyelashes! I don’t wear them all the time, but when I go out I love to wear false eyelashes to feel like my old self! I have tried many different brands and so far only one has not only made it easy for me to wear them but they actually stay on and don’t bother me all day. I was so excited when I got the news that I was getting to complete another Eylure review!

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Eylure has something for everyone, which I love. I for the most part don’t do well with big bulky lashes so I asked for some of their more natural looking lashes and of course I had to have the KA-POW lashes from Katy Perry because I love her and purple. I was also sent a little starter kit which was a life saver!

First I will start with the kit. This kit is awesome because it comes with everything you need as a beginner to get the lashes on easily. I have a hard time getting the lashes on straight so this really helped. It comes with corner lashes so that you get the hang of it and regular lashes. I love the applicator tool and will use it forever!

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Next is a set of lashes from their Naturalites Collection.

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I love these because they don’t look overly fake. You can tell they are not real if you look closely, but I got tons of compliments about how long my lashes were while wearing them which was really nice.

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Next is my favorite of all the lashes, Katy Perry KA-POW lashes.

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I love these because unlike other brands with colored lashes, Eylure hid the purple lashes in between layers of black lashes. So you still get some color that makes your eyes pop, but not so much that people think you are nuts!

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I love that Eylure lashes will last a whole day without starting to peel off! I don’t want to spend time adding something to my eyes that will drive me nuts all day and night. They have different styles for everyone so you can find just the right amount of lash for you!

Be sure to check out all of Eylures false lashes on their website here.

**Disclaimer** Star Focal received samples of the above product in order to facilitate a review. However, we were in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Review

Lately, I have been really getting into lipstick. I always used to hate wearing lipstick because it never lasted and I could never find a color I loved enough to apply it every 30 minutes. Since becoming a blogger I have been introduced to different lipsticks that stay put and that come in some beautiful colors! One of those amazing lipsticks is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick!

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I was able to snag Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Cognito and Fuchsia Shock. I love both of the colors and was amazed by how great they looked without even putting them on!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

Pink Cognito

I love Pink Cognito! Since I don’t wear lipstick often I really love the more neutral colors. This has just the right amount of pink to not make you look dead, but also it is light enough to wear it just looks like you have perfect lips. :)

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Fuchsia Shock

I think that Fuchsia Shock is my favorite of the two. Sure it is FAR from neutral, but it goes well with most of my makeup and doesn’t look funny. I have a very hard time pulling off reds and can barely pull off bright pinks, but this one is just too pretty not to wear! I think this is the prettiest lipstick I have ever seen and will definitely have to buy more when I run out!

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I find it amazing how well these glide onto your lips. As you can see on my hand it almost blends into my skin instead of sitting on top of it. It moisturizes my lips really well and keeps them from drying out. I have very sensitive lips and they are always peeling and cracking, but with these it seems to hold the moisture in as well as adding some so my lips have never looked better.

A lot of lispsticks that I have tried, especially recently, have funny smells. Some have almost a perfume smell that stays long after the lipstick itself is gone, or they will smell like plastic or even oil. With these shades I barely notice a smell. I get migraines relatively easy so I am very happy with how these smell!

I highly recommend these to anyone that wears lipstick, or even anyone that wants to have something for a girls night out. You can find Revlon and all of their great products on their website here, or at a local Revlon retailer.

**Disclaimer** Star Focal received samples of the above product in order to facilitate a review. However, we were in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Wonder Forge Games for Kids Review!

As a select few of you may know, my husband and I are absolutely obsessed with Monopoly. We play it all the time but I feel bad because it’s not something that we can play together as a family because our girls are just too little to understand the game. So I have been on the look out for games that the girls can play that not only are games they would like to play, but that they can understand and have fun with. This is why I was so excited to get the chance to review some new Wonder Forge Games.

Wonder Forge has great games that are made from your children’s favorite characters and more! We were able to snag a Sofia the First Magical Tea Time Game, a Jake and the Never Land Pirates Shipwreck Beach Treasure Hunt Game, and the Doc McStuffins All Better Game. My girls were so excited when they saw these games! So let’s get to what we thought about them!

I will start off with my girls favorite game of the bunch, the Doc McStuffins All Better Game!

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This game is not one their favorite, but one of mine as well. It is pretty easy to understand and the girls LOVE the pieces. It comes with Slap Bracelet “band-aids” that have an instrument printed on the back of them. When it’s your turn you try to guess what instrument will fix their boo-boo. I think our favorite part of the game would have to be the bracelets just because who doesn’t love slap bracelets?! The girls will run around wearing them all day and will try to fix any and all boo-boo’s they find. It also comes with it’s own carrying case so that you don’t lose all the pieces!

Next up would have to be the Jake and the Never Land Pirates Shipwreck Beach Treasure Hunt Game.

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We ended up sharing this game with the girls cousins. While Jake and the Never Land Pirates is one of my daughters favorite shows, this was the only game that she would share with her cousin. This game was a lot of fun as well. The coins have a magic hidden clue that can only be seen with the telescope and you take turns “hunting” for the treasure. I was a little worried at first about the sword being made out of foam, but as we played with it everything made sense! I thought that it would be one of those cheap swords that would break before you could even play the game, but to our surprise after hours of hitting everything in site it was still completely in tact. I was amazed! Not only that but if one of the kids hit another with it, it was soft and no one got hurt. So I would have to say that they made a great choice when designing the sword! All the kids had a great time playing this game and I can’t wait to play it with their cousin again!

Last, but certainly not least, Sofia the First Magical Tea Time game.

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This is another one of the favorites! I was so glad when these games arrived because somehow Wonder Forge had the most amazing timing! Our games arrived and were waiting for us when we got home from taking our daughter to get an EEG. She thought it was Christmas! We definitely had a lot of fun playing the games with her and this was the first one that we broke out just for her. I love this game because my girls are obsessed with having tea parties, but they MUST have water in order to play. With this game you only use air! If you squeeze the teapot it blows air onto the cups that make them change color! The girls were so interested in how it worked that they playing with it for hours and they really do think it’s magic!

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They had so much fun sharing their tea and having, well, a magical tea party! I was so excited that we had something to take our babies mind off of her head for a couple hours and I cannot thank Wonder Forge enough for that!

We loved all of these games and they have tons of great games not only for kids, but they also have games for the whole family! So be sure to check them out so see what would be perfect for your little angel! You can find them on their website here, or at your local Walmart!

**Disclaimer** Star Focal received samples of the above product in order to facilitate a review. However, we were in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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777ecigs Starter Kit Review

I know that a lot of us are always looking for the better way of doing things. At least I know I am! I have talked to you guys a couple of different times about electronic cigarettes and today we are back again to share another 777ecigs Starter Kit Review. We received one of their Starter kits to share with you and we love 777ecigs and didn’t think that their starter kit would be any different.

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I love that this kit is simple and yet it has some great accessories included! As I’m sure you guys know, I do love having an ecig with all the bells and whistles. Sometimes I like having something simple and easy to carry around. That’s where this ecig comes in handy. The battery is just a simple black which is great. Not only can I use it, but my husband can too. He really doesn’t like the bigger ecigs and practically refuses to use them.

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I would definitely say that this particular starter kit would be perfect for anyone looking into trying electronic cigarettes or looking for something simple that works great. This kit comes with the battery, the charger, a car charger and 10 flavor cartridges. One of the main reasons I love 777ecigs is that they have a very large variety of flavors! So many of them sound so amazing that it is very hard to just choose a couple.

Every product I have tried from 777ecigs has been absolutely amazing! I love that they have options for everyone! They even have blinged out ecigs for us girls that love that extra sparkle! They have tons of colors and designs to fit everyone’s personality and they actually work! Whether you are a beginner or whether you are a regular electronic cigarette user you can find something that fits your needs. If you are looking for great ecigs at affordable prices you should definitely check them out here!

**Disclaimer** Star Focal received samples of the above product in order to facilitate a review. However, we were in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Guylian Chocolate Review and Giveaway

Of course, as a woman I love chocolate. However I am very picky about my chocolate which seems to drive some people (like my husband) absolutely nuts. I am one of the only people that I know that HATES chocolate cake, ice cream and brownies. Occasionally I will want chocolate so bad that I will eat them but for the most part I wont go anywhere near them. Now that you that little tid-bit about myself I would like to share with you my new favorite, Guylian Chocolate.

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When I got my package of chocolate I was in heaven! My FAVORITE type of chocolate is pretty much any chocolate truffle and getting a huge box of truffles was something I thought could only happen in my dreams! The downside to this was that now my daughter knows that boxes sometimes have really cool stuff inside, so of course she saw the chocolate and I had to share with her. Okay, so I had already planned to share with pretty much everyone that came around but her seeing exactly how much I had was already a problem. We immediately broke into one of the bags and between the three of us (the hubby was not home) we had eaten a whole bag within a couple hours.

After that I organized the chocolate. I had to make sure that I put some aside for family and of course some for me, myself and I. I am not a big fan of dark chocolate so that went where all the dark chocolate goes. To the Dark Side! Well, actually it went to my parents house where someone would actually enjoy it. After dropping it off I got a call about how amazing it was and how amazing I was.

Enough about how amazing I am, lets talk about how amazing Guylian is! First of all I love the shapes of these chocolates. I have honestly never seen anything like it! They are made in the share of Sea Shells and Seahorses! The outside is marbled and I swear they look more like artwork than something you would eat! Even my daughter was amazed by the shapes!

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Each piece of chocolate is made with 100% pure cocoa butter and filled with their signature Hazelnut Praline Filling. I was worried about the filling being Hazelnut but to be completely honest, it was the best chocolate I have ever tasted! Despite me trying to hide it from myself, all of the chocolate was gone in a matter of days. I just couldn’t keep my hands off of it!

My favorite out of the bunch was of course the original truffles, my girls loved the white chocolate with a vanilla filling and my husband loved the milk chocolate bar. We all loved the chocolate and want more! You will definitely not be disappointed if you try Guylian! They are definitely my go-to chocolate from now on! You can find these and other great Guylian Chocolates on their website here.

You can also get 10% off your order until the end of the year using the coupon code: Chocolate10

Giveaway!

Enter to win a Guylian Chocolate prize pack!

**Disclaimer** Star Focal received samples of the above product in order to facilitate a review. However, we were in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.
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