MY BIRTHDAY DRESS FROM EVER-PRETTY *REVIEW*

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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I had a special day coming up, my birthday! The first thing I thought about is having something adorable to wear! When you look good you feel good! So naturally Ever-Pretty is the first place that came to mind.

I have had the pleasure of partnering with Ever-Pretty before and therefore I already knew that I loved their gorgeous dresses and I actually picked out my birthday dress months ago!

I picked out the beautiful Sleeveless High Collar Lacey Short Black Party Dress.  I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on and it looked as beautiful as it did in the pictures! I said this in my previous Ever-Pretty review, and I must say it again, these dresses fit as they say and are true to size! That is my number one rule when shopping online that the sizes must be true.

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Although this dress is gorgeous and fancy enough to be a homecoming dress, it is also great as a casual one too.

For my birthday my husband took me shopping first, so I wore it to the mall, then we headed to Nashville for drinks. I received so many compliments on it, I felt wonderful. These pictures really do not do this dress justice. It is beautifully made. I love the lace top with the soft pink underneath, and the black flowy bottom. Everything is perfect about this dress!

I am going to find many more excuses to wear this beauty, but that’s the exciting thing..I can wear it just about anywhere 🙂

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If you are looking for a dress to wear to a special occasion I will always recommend Ever-Pretty. They have a very large selection to choose from and you are sure to find your dream dress. They also have great sales so always be sure to keep a lookout! Check the current sale items here.

CONNECT with Ever-Pretty and browse their beautiful styles of dresses! You will not regret it!

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Newman’s Own Organic Pet Food Giveaway-2 Winners-(US Only) Ends 10/08

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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We try to eat organic as much as we can as a family, but did you know it is affordable to feed your pets organic food too? There aren’t many organic pet foods that are affordable, but Newman’s Own Organics is trying to change that. They have a full line of organic pet products for both dogs and cats that your pets will love and which are made with only the best organic ingredients.

After trying Newman’s Own Organics line of people food, I knew that their pet food would be great for my parents two fur-babies!

Smokey and Bandit got to try a whole bunch of Newman’s Own Organics goodies for this review!

I’ll start with Smokey the cat! She received;

  1. Adult cat formula Premium dry cat food (AVAILABLE SIZES: 1lb, 3lb & 4.75lb bags)
  2. 4- 3oz. cans of wet Premium Cat food in Turkey & Vegetable Formula, Organic Beef, Chicken Dinner & Chicken & Salmon.
  3. 2 – 5.5oz. wet Premium Cat Food in Chicken & Brown Rice Formula & Turkey Dinner.

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Smokey got to try both the dry and wet cat food and although she LOVED them both but by the looks of it I think the wet dinners were her favorite!

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Patiently waiting for her new food.

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Enjoying the heck out of her new food!

NEXT, I’ll move on to Bandit the pup. She received;

  1. 1.5lb. bag Premium dry Dog Food Adult Formula (AVAILABLE SIZES: 1.5lb, 4lb, 7lb, 12.5 & 25lb bags)
  2. 2 – 3oz. cans of the wet food
  3. 2 – 12oz. cans of the wet food in Organic Beef & Liver plus Chicken & Brown Rice, a bag of Snack Sticks- Chicken & Rice Recipe, a bag of Peanut Butter Dog Treats (small size)

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Bandit also tried both the dry dog food and the wet canned food and she LOVED it! She ate it up so fast!!! She also got to try some doggy treats. The peanut butter ones were her favorite. I love how cute they are, shaped like a heart and the small bite-size portions will work for any size breed. The Snack Sticks- Chicken & Rice Recipe were great for her too, she loved them as well. The best part is knowing you’re giving your pets the best by giving them a healthy, organic diet.

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Before switching your pets food be sure to read the FAQ’s found on their website, HERE it tells you exactly how to transition your pets with any food diet as it can and most likely will upset the pet’s tummy a day or two.

But honestly why not switch up your pets food by switching to a 95% organic grain free premium food. Newman’s Own Organics Premium Pet Food contains NO poultry by-products, NO chemical fertilizer, antibiotics, steroids, NO wheat or corn and NO colors and dyes only the very BEST for your special ones.

WHERE TO BUY: 

Newman’s Own Organics Premium Pet Foods are available in several local stores across the United States. Please see the list HERE for participating locations. Products may vary by store so please contact our participating vendors before visiting to ensure the product you are seeking is in stock.

WIN IT:
Newman’s Own Organics wants your pet to try the goodness of their premium pet food! TWO of my lucky readers will have the chance to win a sample pack for either their dog OR cat. ONE will win a Cat Pack and One will win a Dog Pack. This giveaway is open to U.S. Only and will remain open until 10/8. Please enter using the giveaway tools entry form below.

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Baby’s Journey-Always Ready Changing Center Giveaway (US Only) Ends 10/01

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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“Babies have a lot of diapers, so keep all your changing essentials right at your fingertips. The changing station contains a wipes holder, diaper storage, night light and a compartment for other diapering essentials. The space saver stand can be used on either a changing table or dresser and the built in night light is motion activated for all those nighttime changes.”

As I was browsing Baby’s Journey website I was falling in love with every single product, because every product is made to simplify a parent’s life. That is exactly what you can see in each product. You just think to yourself, “wow that would really come in handy!” I know that’s what I was thinking the whole time I was looking on their website.

Any who, I really had my heart set on the Baby’s Journey Always Ready Changing Center. I’m not sure if I am all alone here, but I think I am the only mom who thinks changing tables are completely pointless. I am normally always in the living room with my children, even for night time changes I still always bring them into the living room to change them. With that being said, I keep the diapers and wipes in arms reach by stacking them on top of the couch . Sloppy I know, but fortunately Baby’s Journey has helped me kick that tradition by making such a handy-dandy product that I can neatly keep my babies changing needs out in the open and looking good…well as good as diapers can look. haha.

I set my Changing Center on the back of my couch where it is the most convenient for me and my husband.  You can also remove the stand and sit it flat on a changing table or dresser. The Changing station organizer includes a wipes holder, diaper storage, night-light and storage for other essentials

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The changing Center is great for multiple reasons, but my favorite feature is the built-in light. My son does not wake up in the middle of the night to often, but when he does I do not like to turn a light on because I don’t want to wake him up even more. This LED light sheds just the right amount light I need to see to change my son without hurting our eyes.

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The light can simply be turned on and off manually or you can set it to be motion activated. I do not do night time changing often enough to leave it on motion activation but I know how handy it would be with a newborn in the house! All you need is 3 AAA batteries (not included).

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I have only had our Changing Center for a few weeks and I already forgot how I functioned without it. It really does help us out with diaper changing. Everything we need is right at our fingertips and it couldn’t be easier!

I HIGHLY recommend giving Babysjourney.com a visit and see for yourself how great their products are! Great quality and most importantly their items are made to make moms and dads life easier so that we have more time for our sweet precious babies. Every second saved counts!

BUY IT: You can purchase the Always Ready Changing Center on or at BuyBuy Baby.

WIN IT: GREAT NEWS!! Baby’s Journey is offering ONE of my Lucky readers the chance to WIN a Always Ready Changing Center of your own! This giveaway is open to U.S. Only and will remain open until October 1st at 11:00 pm CST. Please enter using the giveaway tools entry form below.

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Funkins Reusable Napkins Giveaway (US Only) Ends 09/28

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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When I came across Funkins, I just HAD to try them out!  I fell in love with the idea of these fun reusable napkins and I knew my kids would love them.  So you can imagine how excited I was when they generously sent me some to review.  I received 7 different Funkin napkins, with different designs that are perfect for both, my daughter and son.

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It’s crazy the amount of paper towels and paper napkins we go through and although we try to minimally use them, it’s tough when you have two young kids.  When my kids eat their meals every day and I always give them a paper napkin or use a paper towel as a “place mat”.  The amount of waste from paper napkins alone is unfortunate and so very unnecessary.

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As you can see they offer super cute patterns, including special patterns for special occasions! My kids love to choose which “special napkin” they get to use every meal time! They love using them as a place mat and then when they are done eating as a napkin.  These Funkins are super easy to clean, just toss them in the laundry.  I have run them through the wash a few times and they are just as nice as when I first got them! You could tell right away how well made they are!

Funkins are fun, reusable cloth napkins for kids.  Measuring at 13″ X 15″, they are the perfect size for using at any meal or snack time or packing in with lunches.  With double-sided patterns, they’re made from 100% cotton fabric using low impact dyes.  They are CPSIA Compliant, lead & phthalate free, and a perfect alternative to paper napkins making them an environmentally friendly choice for families.  Whether at home or in school, Funkins will add an element of fun to any meal time for kids. Each Funkin has a hand-sewn label for your child’s name as well, so it can never get lost!

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WIN IT: Funkins is offering ONE of my lucky readers the chance to win some Funkins of your own! This giveaway is open to US only and will remain open until Sept. 28th at 11:00p.m CST. Please enter using the giveaway tools entry form below!

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Disney On Ice presents Frozen- At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville- Family 4pk Ticket GIVEAWAY! Ends 09/26

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Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids is performing at the Bridgestone Arena October 1-5, 2014. See the Disney on Ice website for more details.

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Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, visit them on Facebook

Tickets are still available for the shows. To purchase some for your family, click here.

 

Disney On Ice Frozen Tickets Giveaway:

Disney on Ice Frozen is coming to the Bridgestone Arena Oct 1-5, 2014 and we have ONE family 4-pack of tickets to give away thanks to Disney on Ice and Feld Entertainment!

This giveaway will remain open until Sept. 26th.  Winner will be required to choose the show they will attend from only these 3 options:

  • Wednesday (10/1) at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday (10/2) at 7 p.m.
  • Friday (10/3) at 10:30 a.m.

The winners must confirm by email within 24 hours or their tickets will be forfeited and given to another entrant. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below!

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G.H. Cretors Sampler Pack Popcorn Review & Giveaway (US/CAN) Ends 09/25

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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Made with all-natural ingredients completely free of GMO’s, artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives,G.H. Cretors signature Chicago Mix combines caramel corn and cheese corn in the same bag, offering addictive, simultaneous hits of sweet, salty, crunchy and cheesy. The caramel corn is made the old fashioned way: by hand, in copper kettles. Cane sugar, brown rice syrup (a non-GMO alternative to corn syrup with a lower glycemic impact) and real butter is heated over a flame and then stirred slowly by hand to develop its rich complex flavor and crunch

Just in case you didn’t know, popcorn and I are best friends! There’s just something about freshly popped, buttered and salted popcorn that makes my tummy so happy! Normally I am popping my own popcorn and adding flavors, but when I get in the mood for some delicious caramel corn or cheese corn it has to be perfect and usually bagged popcorn taste a little stale to me..  but when I learned of G.H. Cretors I HAD to try them out.

I was recently sent G.H. Cretors’ Sampler pack of bagged popcorn in caramel flavor, cheese flavor and Chicago Mix.

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Let’s just say I was NOT disappointed! This popcorn tasted fresh and not stale whatsoever. Also, I was personally pretty excited to see that I could pronounce all of the ingredients, which is a huge plus.

When I first saw the Chicago Mix I was questioning it a little…but not long because I dove right in. It’s a mixture of both caramel and cheddar popcorn, all in one bag. I love both flavors but I never thought about mixing them. If it is true that people in Chicago started doing this first than I thank them because this stuff is pretty tasty!

The caramel corn/cheese corn has kind of sweet-salty thing going on, and boy oh boy does it work.

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Although I love the Chicago Mix, I truly prefer “Just the Caramel Corn”. My kids really love “Just the Cheese Corn”. I have never saw them eat so much popcorn, usually they are not to crazy about popcorn but they have been requesting this a lot lately!

I really like that G.H. Cretors also sells “Just the Caramel Corn” and “Just the Cheese Corn” just incase you only like one or the other.

The caramel corn was nice and crunchy with just the right amount of buttery flavor and sweetness. Enough to coat the popcorn, but light enough that the caramel wasn’t to sweet.

The cheese corn tasted amazing as well, like I said it is my kids’ favorite. It is perfectly cheesy coated and was deliciously crunchy.

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BUY IT:
If you’re interested in trying out this popcorn for yourself, check the Store Locator Or you can purchase bags online from G.H. Cretors website or on Amazon.

WIN IT: 

The wonderful people at G.H. Cretors wants to offer ONE of my lucky readers the chance to win a Sampler pack of their popcorn of your own! The sampler includes: (2) 7.5oz bags of Chicago Mix, (2) 8oz bags of Just the Caramel Corn, (1) 6.5oz bag of Just the Cheese Corn. This Giveaway is open to US/CAN and will remain open until 09/25 at 11:00pm CST. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below! Good luck!

 
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My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales on DVD Today 09/09! *Review*

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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When I found out that there was a special Halloween DVD coming out this month, I knew Leilani would be thrilled and all for it! Halloween is one of our most favorite times of the year 🙂

My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic:  Spooktacular Pony Tales releases on DVD September 9th from Shout! Factory Kids and Hasbro Studios.  It features 6 episodes, a sing-along, and includes My Little Pony Friendship is Magic pumpkin stencils and a Halloween poster.

Everypony loves Halloween… the candy, the pumpkins, the costumes, the friends! Join your favorite residents of Ponyville — Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and, of course, Spike — as they take on some of the spookiest adventures Equestria’s ever seen! Time to gather around and hold on tight, because these six exciting tales are a chillingly good romp.

My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales Episodes Include: (132 minutes)

Boast Busters

Stare Master

Luna Eclipsed

Sleepless In Ponyville

Castle Mane-ia

The pumpkin stencils and poster are a great extra treat included with the DVD. Leilani wants to carve Trixie the pony into her pumpkin this year and she’s already asked me to hang up the poster on the door and of course I did, because it is so cute and “spooky”!

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Where to Buy:

My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Tales is available at shoutfactory.com & other retailers for about $14.97.

Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine on DVD 09/09/14 *Review*

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School is in session! Sign up for DOC McSTUFFINS: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, as it releases on Disney DVD September 9th with a FREE exclusive Doc McStuffins Dress Up Playset!

We are huge Doc McStuffins fans in this house! Leilani has a stuffed Lambie and JJ has a stuffed Stuffy that they carry around everywhere. I love that Doc McStuffins helps to teach my daughter and son that going to the doctor can be fun and it’s nothing to be afraid of.
Leilani always pretends to give her dolls, stuffed animals and even little brother a check up, just like Doc does. She is showing more and more compassion for her stuffed friends and real friends by helping them feel better and working through problems to  find out what is wrong with them.

About The DVD:

“Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine,” a compilation of engaging Doc McStuffins stories, the many specialties in which doctors practice medicine and health care are highlighted for young kids to comprehend.
In her playhouse clinic, Doc is an optometrist, helping her stuffed owl toy, Professor Hoostburgh, to see clearly again. As a dentist, she fixes a tooth on Donny’s toy shark Mr. Chomp and, as a radiologist, Doc takes an inside look at Daisy’s arm after a Roller Disco fall. Then, Doc accidentally sprains her own ankle, so it’s up to her toys to provide the care and compassion to Doc herself and with rest, patience and plenty of cuddles, she will be as good as new, singing “The Doc is in.”

The DVD also comes with a FREE exclusive Doc McStuffins Dress Up Playset.  Leilani has honestly been playing with this every single day and really enjoys playing with the Doc McStuffins Dress Up Play Set. It is adorable because it is similar to window clings, so she can change Doc simply and on her own. There are many different outfits you can dress her up in. The set also includes her friends Stuffy, Lambie and Chilly.

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Episodes
The DVD includes 5 Episodes:
1. Chilly Gets Chilly / Through The Reading Glass (Optometry)
2. Hallie’s Happy Birthday / Shark-Style Toothache (Dentistry)
3. Think Pink / You Foose, You Lose (Sports Medicine)
4. Disco Dress Up Daisy / The Glider Brothers (Imaging/Radiology)
5. Celestial Celeste / Run Doc, Run! (Imaging/Radiology)

Beauty Box 5: Sample Subscription Review

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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As you guys know, I absolutely love trying new beauty products. It’s one of my absolute favorite things! So when Beauty Box 5 offered to send a box my way to try out, I was all for it! I couldn’t wait to see what products would come in my box!

Here’s a peek into my August Beauty Box 5:

It is always so exciting to try out new beauty products! I felt like I was opening a little treasure chest! Subscription boxes are awesome because you never know what treasures you are going to find inside!

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August’s Beauty Box is bringing you products that recognize the brilliant beauty that you are and adding the finishing touches to carry your carefree attitude well into the fall. Embrace beaming skin, dazzling lips, and lustrous locks to keep you glowing!

The goodies included were:

  1. Purlisse Pur~protect SPF 30 
  2. La Fresh Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes
  3. Nanacoco Lip Gloss
  4. Novex Brazilian Keratin
  5. Style Essentials Nail Polish

 

Purlisse Pur~protect SPF 30

Shield your skin and soak up some rays without guilt or greasiness! This lightweight moisturizer has the perfect amount of SPF to protect your pretty face and won’t upset sensitive complexions.

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La Fresh Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes 

Refresh that gorgeous face of yours! We keep these portable wipes in our bags to easily cleanse away the long day. Plus, since they condition with vitamin E, aloe, and cucumber, they’re gentle enough for all skin types and calm your complexion in a snap.

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Nanacoco Lip Gloss

Your lips deserve a rush of color and shine with no stickiness attached! We adore Nanacoco’s gloss because it’s packed full of pigments and vitamin E to keep your sassy pout poppin’ and nourished at the same time.

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Novex Brazilian Keratin

Is your mane hungry for nourishment? This intensive treatment works on all hair types, so you can renew and reinforce your strands right away. BB5 tip: massage this into your tresses post shampoo, leave in for 25 minutes, then rinse for smoothness and shine.

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Style Essentials Nail Polish

Bored with plain polish? Wave hello to shiny, exciting nails! This lavish lacquer adds a pretty dash of color and fun finish to your digits, and the easy-to-apply brush makes switching to a new hue simple!

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It was a nice variety of beauty products, and definitely a few things that I love to use almost daily! I absolutely love the Cleansing Wipes, they are so convenient for quickly removing my makeup or just simply refreshing my skin and the Purlisse skin moisturizer SPF was awesome, I have very sensitive skin so I apply sun screen often and so it is great to have a sun screen that moisturizes also. I just completely fell in love with these two products the most!!

I love the nail polish! You can’t go wrong with glitter! I use it as a top coat over my favorite color and it looks fantastic and so sparkly! The lip gloss looks so great on as well. All shine and beauty with no yucky stickiness.

I would’ve never known most of these products existed if they wouldn’t have come in my sample box!

How to get your beauty box

It’s super easy to sign up to get your own beauty box! They ship to the lower 48 United States and Canada.

It’s $12 per month (if you subscribe on a monthly basis) or if you sign up for 3 months, it’s $30 (or $10 per month). A very small price to pay for the samples that you’ll be getting. Plus free shipping on the boxes!

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Diamond Nexus Round Cut Stud Earring Giveaway (US Only) Ends 09/19/14

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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I had the pleasure to review the  beautiful Round Cut Stud Earrings
by Diamond Nexus
Everyone should own this ultimate classic!  These refined solid 14k gold settings show off a pair of Round Brilliant cut Nexus Diamonds in basket settings: the original must-have jewelry staple! The screw back posts make sure they’ll stay put no matter what. The center stone for the earrings I received are 0.84 carats each!

These Studs are classic, elegant and simple. Every girl needs a pair of these beautiful Round Cut Studs! They work for any occasion. I have had them for a while and they still sparkle and shine like day one! They are GORGEOUS!!!

To hear more about my thoughts watch my video review below 🙂

((Correction to my video, these earrings are $245.00 on the website))

WIN IT: Diamond Nexus is generously offering ONE of my lucky readers the chance to WIN a pair of these dazzling earrings! This Giveaway is open to U.S. Only and will remain open until 09/19/14. Please enter using the giveaway tools entry form below!

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