Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas Giveaway!

Who's excited for Christmas? I know I am. With all the craziness going on over in my area, I need a little Christmas. So, I got to join up with some other bloggers and vloggers to have a big giveaway. Freebie Ninja is hosting the giveaway, go check out his site for more of the Christmas giveaway, as well as some other cool gifts from the Freebie Ninja himself! The more codes you collect, the more chances you have to win! I love to do giveaways as a little thank you for viewing my youtube channel (ginagina909, beauty & life on a budget) as well as reading my review blog! My gift to one lucky winner is a $30 e-gift card to one of my most favorite stores, Target!

My word is :


Good Luck, Merry Christmas And Enter Below!
as well as visit

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Monday, November 2, 2015

ALL 5 Weeks of Giveaways LINKS HERE


LAST CHANCE TO ENTER 5 Weeks of Giveaways! 
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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Glamulet's Advocacy for the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

This month is all about Halloween for me, but I want to take time out to talk about breast cancer awareness. I personally have never had anyone in my family have breast cancer, but many have had passed aways from other cancers. And I'm all about spreading any awareness for any cancer in general. I do however know a woman who had Breast Cancer and has fought. She is younger than me. She embraced it head on and is one of the bravest women I know. 

So when Glamulet wanted to team up with me to prevent breast care awareness month I was very happy to join in the fight (*). Breast cancer is the second deadliest cause of death for women. So please make sure to not only check your self, but spread awareness. Glamulet can accessories you beautifully with jewelry but also are donated 50% of their sales to breast cancer charities. A lot of the charms are to show support with pink ribbon charms.

In case you weren't familiar with Glamulet.. Glamulet is a jewelry brand that specializes in Charms. Glamulet designs, manufactures and sells a wide range of modern and quality Charms that make possible to create a unique Bracelet. Most of these Charms are made of 925 sterling Silver, Swarovski crystals, Murano glass and various kinds of man-made & natural stones. They want to allow every woman to express herself thanks to an affordable collection of high quality jewelry. "That’s why our priority is to propose our collections at an affordable price."

So please check out Glamulets cute charms.
Also don't forget to self check as well as a trip to the doctor. 

(*) Sponsored

Friday, October 2, 2015

31 Days of Halloween Giveaway Week 1 | YouTube 5 Year anniversary!

I have been on youtube for 5 years, officially September 20! I always celebrate with a giveaway every year. Since I'm doing 31 Days of Halloween I thought it would just have a my giveaway now!

This is week one! Just collect my "Spooky Words" to create my "Spooky Sentence" Every Spooky Word" Will be marked on the actual video. You have to watch the entire video to get the spooky word. You could win an $25 Amazon Ecard!

Good Luck!

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Organic Jojoba Oil by Leven Rose Review

I've never used jojoba oil on its own before. But, it's frequently in products I use. So, I was curious to try it as a pure jojoba oil (*).  The leven rose jojoba oil is 100% organic jojoba oil, made in the USA.

The bottle is a great value! It huge! 4 oz.  I have personally used it for my hair, as well as my daughters hair. I've used it 3 ways. Mixed in with conditioner, mixed in with leave in conditioner, and on its own it wet hair. All ways work really well, you can't go wrong. The jojoba oil has no scent and is medium thickness, and is a yellow color. It's nice because it's not running everywhere, making a mess. I love that I can easily distribute it into my hair without it being oily.

Me and my daughter have slightly different hair types, and it works well for both of us. She has super long thick straight hair. And I have long thick, damaged, curly hair. I'm sure any hair type can use it. I can also be used to moisturize the body and face. I think I'll be trying it out on my body soon.

You can check out Leven Rose Products and the jojoba oil and

*I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review*

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ISA Digital Ceramic Hair Flat Iron Review

Check out the video I made for the ISA Flat Iron!

I love this flat iron!*
I'm so happy that it truly straightens quickly and well. The best part is that even in humid conditions, my hair stays straight.

The iron itself is think, but heats up to 450 degrees. The positive part about having it get so hot is that you don;have to keep going over your hair again and again. Less heat less damage.

If you get a chance, get one! ~gina

*I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review.*

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Snug Plug n Play Kids Headphones Review

My daughter and my son have tablets. Unfortunately they have to blast them to enjoy them! So headphones it is(*)! My daughter picked the cute pink headphones from Snug and Play.

These are kids sized, but are not too small. I even tried them on and they fit, they are totally adjustable. They are also completely comfortable. And a great value! They have nice sound and both sides work. They also seem to be pretty durable, they haven't fallen apart and we've had them for at least a month. My daughter uses them often.

She has even found a cute place to hang them from not getting damaged.
No more crossy road music for me thank you! ~Gina 

*I received this product in exchange for an honest review.*


Friday, July 17, 2015

100% Copper Mug for Moscow Mule - Solid Pure Copper 16oz - Review

I have been seeing these guys pop up at stores and they have all caught my eye! Beautiful. A pure copper mug meant for drinking (*)! I'm in!

There is no nickel, tin, or steel! The mug is only PURE copper.16oz is the perfect size for a cocktail. This handcrafted mug is 3" wide by 4" tall without handle, 4.8" wide with handle. The handle is welded. A food-safe lacquer helps keep the mugs looking amazing!

The care card is also great, because You can ruin your mug. Just wash and dry after use. 

 The little recipe cards are cute! Every mug includes a set of step-by-step recipe cards showing different Mule creations!

A real copper mug frosts up in seconds! This mugs get cold, REALLY cold. It makes your drinks flavor improve even more. To make the buy even better its 100% satisfaction guaranteed. 


*I received this product in exchange for my honest review.

Pratipad Multipurpose Round Silicone Pot Holders Review

The Pratipad round set includes 2 round silicone pads that in their design they can be used as a pot holder, trivet, or jar opener (*). Within the past few months, I have been seeing more silicone products for the kitchen. I really was interest in trying some.

 Each one of these round discs is 18 x 18 x 0.7 cm and made from FDA approved food grade silicone. They can withstand temps of -40°F to 446°F . They can be used in the oven, microwave or freezer. The design has this honeycomb effect on each side that looks and feels very cool. The pattern is what is actually allowing the heat and cold to be transferred evenly and saving your hands.I now use it instead of any other pot holders. It also works great as a jar opener.  I feel more confident with these.  I just never have trusted cloth pot holders. Now, I'm not worried about burning myself or loosing grip of any pot or pan. I'm now looking for one more use to get out of these update to come...


Black Charcoal Blender Sponge by JGOB Review

Believe it or not I haven't tried any blending sponge, well other than those white triangle ones. JGOB has a cute variety of blending sponges (*). I was able to try out the black one. The one distinction for other sponges is that it has its own carrying case. Once the sponge it dry I recommend storing it in that container as much as possible to prevent bacteria as well as sponge breakdown.

Right out of the package the sponge is smooth has no edges and is squeezable. From what  I understand some of the non name brand sponges are hard out of that package.

I used this two ways. With and without water. When you rinse it with water the sponge becomes quite large. I think the benefit to this is that it will soak up less of your foundation and keep it on your skin. I liked this application best, while the dry application wasn't bad and worked well, I feel I saw a difference in smoothness of my makeup.

When you apply foundation with this sponge, it gets into smaller areas nicely. Don't forget to wash after every use and let dry in a week ventilated area. One last positive is the price compared to other brands!

                                   * I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lash IQ Review

I've been contemplating  using a lash growth serum for a while (*).  Lash IQ is a natural way to strength and grow lashes as well as brows. So for someone like me who has no eyebrows I decided to take the plunge. You have to apply it every night to either your lash line or eyebrows to clean skin.

Natural ingredients:  LASHIQ contains a robust formula of handpicked ingredients designed to transform thin and short eyelashes into luscious eyelashes in one month. It has Biotin, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Retinyl Palmitate, Pumpkin Seed Extract,Cucumber Fruit Extract,Hyaluronate, ect, a total of 15 effective ingredients. 

I used it on my eyebrows and saw growth in length and some hair on top and bottom.
I will take any growth I get, so I'm happy. I do wish they grew a bit more on the actual lash, but I guess its a dream.....

***I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Amazon Prime Day!

Are you ready?????? If you haven't heard yet, July 15th is coming and its big! Big for Amazon Prime Members! Amazon is going to be giving BIG discounts on many different items, even lower than black Friday!!! If you ever wanted an Amazon product such as the Kindle or the new Echo, this would probably be a great time to get one. If you don't have Amazon prime you should at least try the trial. It's the best investment I ever made! Free 2 day shipping on many items!! They have free movies, tv shows, and music. You also have priority over Amazon deals and much more! Have fun using for 30 day free trial. Click Below to sign up!


Some deals have been leaked for tomorrows prime day sale good luck and have fun! I know I'm finally getting the Fire Stick!

* 32 inch LED TV for $75
* iRobot Roomba Cleaning Robot, under $300
* Fire TV Stick, the fastest selling Amazon device of all time, $15 off
* 40-inch 1080p LED TV for $115
* Over 50% off two Nikon COOLPIX cameras
* Bose headphones at the lowest price ever on Amazon

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

IceCarats® Sterling Silver 2 Carat 6mm Cubic Zirconia Review

These earrings will surprise you! Iced Carats earrings are cubic zirconia with sterling silver (*). I love studs so these are right up my alley! They come in a cute little box, ready for a gift for someone or for yourself. Little touches like this are great!

When you open the box, they just sparkle and shine! I was very happy! The earring are described as: 

Quality: .925 Sterling Silver 
Weight: 2.1 grams 
Sterling Silver Post 
sterling silver. 
radiant cut. 
basket setting 

These are the posts. These are my personal favorites, easy to move and comfortable.

They are the perfect size for my ears. They also didn't irritate my ears, which is great, because I am ver sensitive to earrings. Thats why you won't see me with earrings often.

Pretty, pretty, pretty!
No one will know if they are real of fake! Not to mention, they are a great price!

*I received this product in return for an honest review, all options are my own.