Manicure Monday with Sally Hansen

We’re back with another great Manicure Monday post. This time we are sharing our Holiday nail design using Sally Hansen Gel Polish and Elegant Touch Nails Nail Art.

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For this manicure I used Sally Hansen’s Gel Polish in Red My Lips and topped it off with some nail decals from Elegant Touch Nails. I loved the way they turned out. Of course I am always a sucker for gel nails but I loved that the color was so bright and that the decals stayed put. After putting on the decals I followed them with Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine Top Coat which really made them sparkle.

I got tons of compliments on my nails at our Christmas party and I had so much fun showing them off! You can never go wrong with a gel manicure because they last a lot longer than traditional nail polish and never seem to dull. They are also way easier and cheaper than acrylics and you can do them in your own home. Sally Hansen has become one of my go-to gel polish companies and they have tons of great colors for everyone!

You can find Sally Hansen and their wonderful products on their website here and you can find Elegant Touch Nail’s products 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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Treetopia Review

Everyone knows I love bright colors and that my house is accented with mostly red. We haven’t had our own Christmas tree since the girls were born so I was very excited when I was told we would be getting a Rose Red Christmas tree from Treetopia to review.

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About Treetopia

Here at Treetopia™, we offer the widest selection of colorful and camera-worthy Christmas trees. In fact, our trees have been seen on the sets of some of your favorite shows, like Good Morning America, and have caught the attention of celebrities like Rachael Ray. Just because we give our customers a product that is fun doesn’t mean we skimp on quality. Every tree, from our Pretty in Pink Tree to our Silver Stardust Tree, is made from the finest materials around. We even offer a 5-year warranty on all non-clearance foliage, and a 2-year warranty on lights. Forget the cheap, colorful junk of Christmases past; purchasing a Treetopia tree is an investment in many chic holidays to come.

And don’t think the only holiday we’re talking about is Christmas. From Halloween to Easter and any self-proclaimed holiday or celebration in between, we have you covered. Our premium colorful Christmas trees are sure to delight and impress guests with their high-quality, vibrant hues. Don’t worry—we also have an impressive selection of good ol’ fashioned green artificial Christmas trees when only that classic look will do. So, whether it’s a sassy, classy, sweet, or funky tree you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.

What we thought

I loved having a unique Christmas Tree that was definitely a conversation starter. It was very easy to set up as they sent it whole instead of in a million pieces. So all you had to do was take it out of the box, fluff the branches, and plug it in! In our house simplicity is hard to come by during the holidays so I will take any help I can get!

Treetopia offers many different trees in different sizes shapes and colors. They have just about any color you can think of and many different types of trees, even palm trees! You can find the perfect tree for your house from Treetopia and right now they have tons of sales so you can stock up for next year! Be sure to check them out on their website here and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

**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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Ivanabitch Vodka Review

Especially during the holidays I love to be able to have a drink or two with the family and nothing is worse than a horrible drink that no one likes during the holidays. That’s why I was so excited when I found out that I was getting the chance to review Ivanabitch Vodka!

Ivanabitch offers many different flavors and I couldn’t wait to try them out. I have been hearing a lot of really great things about them and was excited to try some of their flavors. I received Whipped Cream, Red Berry, Cherry and their infamous Tobacco flavored vodka.

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First up is my favorite of the bunch, the Whipped Cream Vodka. I have tried Whipped Cream vodkas before but Ivanabitch definitely takes the cake. It is the perfect consistency and not to thick which is nice. Whipped cream vodkas have been my favorite for a while so I was happy to test this one out.

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There are many drinks you could mix with your whipped cream vodka, but my favorite would have to be mixing it with orange juice to make an Orange Creamsicle drink. It’s very simple and always a crowd pleaser. You just mix about a shot of Whipped Vodka (or more if you prefer) into a glass of Orange juice and viola, you have an orange creamsicle! You can also mixed whipped cream vodka with Root-beer for an easy, yet satisfying Root Beer Float!

Next up is Red Berry. This is also one of my favorites as there is so much you could do with it. It tastes like cranberry and is spot on in flavor. I am not a huge fan of cranberry, but I do like cranberry in mixed drinks.

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For Red Berry I decided to mix it with Cranberry Grape Juice. My first go didn’t turn out well as I added too much cranberry vodka and it tasted exactly like wine, but I suppose this would be preferred by some. My next try went a lot better and I couldn’t even taste the added cranberry. Another idea is to mix it with a lemon lime soda. I didn’t have any on hand, but from past drink experiences I would imagine it would be pretty good!

I love cherry anything, it is one of my favorite flavors. Usually the vodka tends to overpower the cherry flavoring, but that was not the case with Ivanabitch. I loved that you could actually taste the cherry no matter how you are drinking it.

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My favorite thing to do with Cherry Vodka is to mix it with lemonade or limeade. For this picture I mixed it with Lemonade. You could also mix it with coke for a cherry coke or tons of other mixes.

Last, but not least is Ivanabitch Tobacco Flavored Vodka. I found this one surprising. It was a lot sweeter than I had thought. I still have not figured out what I can mix it with, but it is pretty good with some coke to chase it down with. It is definitely a conversation starter though, which is always fun.

All the flavors I received were awesome and I can only imagine that there other flavors are great too! Be sure to check them out on their website here and on their Facebook and Twitter. Please drink responsibly!

**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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Herbal Essences $50 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

Star Focal has teamed up with Herbal Essences, Walmart and some great bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway! Herbal Essences has come out with a new line of hair products that I cannot wait to try and they are giving you a chance to win a $50 Walmart Gift Card so that you can try out the new line as well!

About Herbal Essences Naked Volume

Naked Volume Shampoo has 0% heavy residues, parabens, and dyes, my volume shampoo and conditioner will restore 100% of your hair’s natural body and your strands will feel revitalized and refreshed. you’ll dare to bare all and expose your softest hair.* infused with white grapefruit and mint extracts.

You can find the Herbal Essences Naked Volume line on their website here, or at Walmart.Com.

Enter below to win a $50 Walmart Gift Card to try out Herbal Essences Naked Volume for yourself! Stay tuned for our review of this kit!

**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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California Delicious Review

Nothing is better than getting a gift box for the Holidays. Especially when that gift box is full of either coffee or chocolate! I was so excited when I found out that I was getting to review a basket from California Delicious! I love coffee so of course I went with one of their Starbucks Gift Baskets!

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This box was perfect! It had all of my Starbucks favorites inside, along with a few new goodies that I couldn’t wait to try. This Starbucks Coffee Grand Gift Box includes:

  • 4- varieties of Starbucks coffees
  • 1-box Tazo tea
  • 1-box Starbucks hot cocoa
  • 4-Nonni biscotti
  • 2- Dahlmans waffle cookies
  • 1-box VIA instant coffee
  • 2-TCHO chocolate bars

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It came packages perfect for a gift and was even the perfect shape for wrapping. I hate trying to wrap awkward shaped gifts, it just never turns out well for me. So the fact that this box was a good shape was just a huge plus for me! Nothing is worse than giving someone a horribly wrapped gift!

About California Delicious

When you think of California, you think of bountiful fresh produce, delicious foods and fine wines. California has always been a gourmet food and premier wine destination, and California Delicious brings it all to you. Our dedicated staff has been working together for over twenty years in the San Francisco Bay Area to bring you the best quality and service possible. Since 1987, we have been delivering California gourmet selections in spectacular gift baskets and celebration packages.

What we thought

As soon as I got the package everyone in the family was breaking into it picking out their favorite items. Before I knew it, the box was gone except for the coffee which of course was just for me! Everything inside was amazing and I was quite surprised with the things I had never tried before. I have never tried Waffle cookies before but they were amazing and even my girls loved them!

Not only did I love the box, but I loved the company as well. They are based in San Francisco which is not that far from me and I visit there quite often, so when I saw this company I knew I had to have a box from them. They have tons of options to choose from and you are sure to find a box perfect for your needs.

Be sure to check them out on their website here, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

**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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Nacho Mama Tees Giveaway!

Who doesn’t love funny T-shirts? I have been seeing a lot of very creative shirts running around but none are quite as awesome as Nacho Mama Tees! They have very unique styles and they would make great gifts!

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About Nacho Mama Tees

At Nacho Mama Tees our crazy developers have come up with the best in cool mens apparel online! See what you are missing and catch all the novelty designs and the one stop crazy t shirt shop! Original and hilarious t shirts that turn heads! Check out the discounted cheap tshirt and offensive art. Nacho Mama Tees is your premier online outlet for your viewing pleasure. Coming for our 80s tees and great graphic designs. We go through classic 80′s movies turn them into funny vintage apparel that will instantly become your favorite tee! Don’t miss the classic vintage style and new twists on these unique tshirt print! The life blood of our site is the customer and any comments good or bad we take to heart. Our custom screen print shop in Rochester, NY offers multiple services. From 1 to 1000 tees we can do it all! Our screen printing prices can’t be beat and if in Buffalo or Syracuse feel free to give us a call for a quote.

From start to finish we want to take the hassle out of custom t shirts in Rochester, New York. With our state of the art facility we ensure our customers orders are printed quickly and at our high quality standards. FYI: We prefer hammer pants to hipsters and are prepared for the zombies when the outbreak comes! We like to have a fun working environment and also aim to avoid roundhouse kicks. Our t’s bring out the kid in us all!

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What we thought

While we did not personally get to test out Nacho Mama Tees, they really look amazing and definitely unique! I highly suggest checking them out! You can find all their great tees on their website here.

Thanks to Nacho Mama Tees we have a wonderful giveaway to share with you! Enter below to win 15 Bachelor T-shirts each worth $20 from nachomamatees.com!

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**Disclaimer** Star Focal is sharing this giveaway for the company. They may or may not have been paid for posting. If you would like to read our full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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My Little Pony and Hello Kitty Kids Headphones Review

My girls new obsession happens to be headphones. My youngest will wear them all day even if they are not plugged into anything. I have noticed that it is very hard to find a good pair of kids headphones that will survive kids playing with them and that they actually like to wear. I was very excited when I was told I was getting to review My Little Pony and Hello Kitty Headphones from Sakar International.

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I love how adorable the My Little Pony headphones are. I have been a fan of My Little Pony since I was a kid and I used to have all kinds of My Little Pony toys. It makes me happy that they can love something that I loved as a kid. As soon as my oldest saw these headphones she was instantly hooked. She only has a couple pony toys and loves when she gets a new one.

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The Hello Kitty Headphones were the ones I was the most excited about. We have tons of kids in my family that love Hello Kitty and I knew that they would make a great gift for one of our girl’s cousins. I love the colors on this pair and I’m sure that she will adore them!

Both of these headphones fit little heads perfectly and both have a volume limiting feature so you know that you kid is not turning them up too loud. They are also durable and kid’s safe. They are padded so they will be comfortable during use and unlike some ear buds they will stay put. Kids love that they have their favorite character on them and you will love them because they are safe for their ears.

You can find Sakar and other Sakar products on their website here. You can also find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

**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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Star Focal’s Gift Guide Giveaway!

We are so excited to share with you some giveaways of products in our Holiday Gift Guide. Each product will have it’s own entry form so you can enter for all products or just enter for your favorite. Be sure to comment below and let us know what you want to win most!

First up we have the Key Ingredient Recipe Reader.

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You can keep all your favorite recipes on this tablet and even find some new favorites!

Enter below to win your own Key Ingredient Recipe Reader!

 

California Delicious

 

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Find great gift baskets for everyone in your family!

 

Enter below to win a $50 gift card to California Delicious to get your own gift basket!

 

ENJOY Hair Care

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They have tons of great hair products to keep your hair healthy and manageable!

Enter below to win the ENJOY Hydrating Trio!

 

Bullet Designs

 

Fire Ice Collection

 

Bullet Designs offers great jewelry that is made with real bullets!

 

Enter below to win a Bullet Designs Fire and Ice set!

 

777 ecigs

Thanks to 777 ecigs we have 2 great giveaways for you!

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Enter below to win a 777ecigs Starter Kit

 

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Enter below to win a 777ecigs Magnum Volt Kit.

 

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Sodastream Review

In our house, we drink way too much soda. Not only do we waste money, but we waste plastic at the same time. We were so excited when we heard we were getting to do a second Sodastream review! Since our last review they have come up with tons of awesome flavors for everyone in the family!

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This time we were able to review a Fountain Jet Machine in red. I was so excited about the red! Almost every appliance in our kitchen is red, along with our dishes and everything in between. The kit comes with the Fountain Jet machine, a CO2 canister, a sampler pack of flavors and the Sodastream bottle. I love the way it looks and it fits right in our home!

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These are the flavors I received to review for you: Ocean Spray Cranberry, RootBeer, Kool-aid Fruit Punch, Black Current and Pear, Cola, Ginger Ale, Country Time Pink Lemonade, Crystal Light Fruit Punch, Diet Pink Grapefruit, Cranberry Raspberry (I must have been tired because it is backwards lol), Diet Lemon Lime, Cola Free, and a Water Flavor pack. This pack was such a change from the first review! I was so excited considering everything from the last review has been used.

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I’m going to share with you some of our favorite flavors out of this pack. First up is the Ocean Spray Cranberry mix. While this is not my personal favorite, my girls LOVE this one. This is also one of the only ones that I am willing to give them, so it works out.

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The Root Beer was one of our favorites last time as well. We really enjoy the darker sodas from Sodastream and this one is always a winner.

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I have been in love with the Kool-aid flavors since I first saw them on the shelf. At first I was a little worried that they would taste funny, but I absolutely love them.

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This is another one of my personal favorites I love Country Time Lemonade and I was excited to try Pink Lemonade in the Sodastream. I just wish that it came out more pink. It’s kind of a funky color, but it tastes great!

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This one really surprised me. I am not a huge fan of Crystal Light, but I do drink it on occasion. This tasted a lot better than the power form and it wasn’t as sweet as I thought it was going to be.

Overall I really loved all the flavors I was sent. They definitely have some winners! I love that you don’t have to plug it in in order to use it. One thing I definitely don’t need is more cords in my kitchen. The machine is small enough to fit just about anywhere and is super easy to use.

Be sure to check out Sodastream on their website here, or on their Facebook here or Twitter 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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ENJOY Hair Care Hydrating Trio Review

We are back with another review of ENJOY Hair Care products! I have been in love with ENJOY since I started this blog and will always love the way my hair looks and feels with these products! This time we were able to snag their Hydrating Trio to review!
Enjoy Hair Care
ENJOY Hair Care offers products that are sulfate-free and are pH balanced to keep your hair healthy and looking great! The balanced pH levels help keep your hair color in place and helps keep you hair soft instead of dry and brittle.
About the Hydrating Trio
Perfect for dry, coarse, curly or chemically treated strands, ENJOY Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo creates unbelievably smooth and silky hair. It eliminates frizz, moisturizes and detangles with no product build up. Gentle cleansers combined with a pH 4.5-5.5 guarantees long-lasting hair color. Like all ENJOY products, it’s proudly sulfate-free.ENJOY Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo contains soy protein, which smoothes and hydrates the cuticle. Dimethicone adds smoothness and shine and avocado oil soothes the hair shaft, locks in moisture, lubricates and helps detangle hair.Follow up with ENJOY Hydrating Conditioner, which will give your hair the moisture and conditioning it craves. Color safe for all hair types, it creates smoothness, softness and shine. Designed to hydrate coarse, curly or overly dry hair, it also detangles and eliminates frizz.ENJOY Hydrating Conditioner contains wheat Amino Acids, which attracts and locks in moisture to the hair shaft while Hydrolyzed Soy protein acts as a smoothing and moisturizing agent. Avocado oil smoothes hair locks in the moisture and works as a natural detangler.

For an intensive treatment, ENJOY Hair Mask is designed expressly for enriching and smoothing dry and unruly hair. Keratin Amino Acids (90-150mw) naturally repair and strengthen hair, adding elasticity. With a pH 4.5-5.5 ENJOY Hair Mask adds strength to the surface of hair, smoothing the cuticle without building up, leaving hair feeling incredibly soft, silky and easy to manage.

What I thought
I love ENJOY Hair Care and the Hydrating Trio was no different. The shampoo and conditioner help make my hair soft and healthy. I love the leave in conditioner! My hair gets very dry easily and it’s hard to keep it from falling apart, especially in the cold weather.
Not only does ENJOY work great, but it smells great too! It is one of my favorites when it comes to scent. When I first started using these products I would have people come up to me and ask me what shampoo and conditioner I used so that they can smell it at home!
There are so many reasons to love ENJOY! They have tons of great products and you are bound to find something for your hair type and styling needs!
Be sure to check them out on their website here, or visit their Facebook here, or their Twitter here.
Be sure to enter to win the Hydrating Trio from our Holiday Gift Guide giveaway below!
**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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