Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All Treat No Trick Giveaway ends 10/31

Welcome to the First Annual "All Treats, No Tricks" 
Giveaway Hop


 Brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging





My prize consists of a Thomas the Train and Dora the Explorer Gift Pack and surprise goodies.  I will have 2 winners one for each prize.  This giveaway is open to USA 18+ only. I have 2 entries that are mandatory but that is so I know which prize you want and your information so I can mail it out faster. All other options for entries are optional. You will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim your prize.  If you do not contact me within that time frame a new winner will be chosen and you forfeit the prize. Make sure queensnycmom@gmail.com is added to your contact so it does not go to spam. 


This group of bloggers specialize in giveaway hops - so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all - there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mia Mariu Makeup Giveaway USA 10/30

Welcome to Reveal Your Glamorous Look with Mia Mariu MakeUp Giveaway!

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Sponsored By: Mía Mariú

Promoted By:  QueensNYCMom

Hosted By: Desafío In The City


It's time to start thinking about the holidays! this giveaway from Mía Mariú Cosmetics could take care of some present. Mía Mariú's philosophy makes the connection with Beauty and Health in Harmony. 

Mía Mariú’s  products are formulated with the most natural ingredients available helping you achieve vibrant beauty and health inside and out. Mía Mariú offers natural skin care, professional makeup artist quality mineral cosmetics and brushes to Reveal Your Unique Shade of Beauty. Win a selection of makeup from Mía Mariú. 

One LUCKY Winner will receive:
  • 1 Hydrating Stick Gloss
  • 1 Mineral Blush
  • 2 Loose Mineral Shadow Liners
  • 1 Perfecting Finish Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara
  • 1 Intense Eyeliner and some sample products. All of the products in your own color choices!
This is approximately a $60 retail value! Check out their catalog HERE 

Win it!!! One of my readers will win the makeup list above.  Enter the Giveaway Tool below. The giveaway will run from October 15 through October 30, 2014 at 12AM EST and is open to US residents, ages 18+. Entries will be verified. Winners will be notified via email– winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected. 

NOTE: If you have won a Mía Mariú giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. 



Disclosure: QueensNYCMom was not compensated for this post. Desafío In The City, QueensNYCMom and the other bloggers are not responsible for fulfillment of this prize. Fulfillment of the prize is the responsibility of Mía Mariú and will be shipped by Mía Mariú. This giveaway and post are not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or any other social media platforms. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ragu Sauce Sampling Review



I am a member of Crowdtap and received a free coupon to sample any Ragu sauce of my choice.  My family loves the Ragu flavored meat sauce and I made my #NewTraDish Rotini Pasta w/Cheese recipe. 

Ingredients:


Ragu Meat
Rotini Pasta
Meat Seasoning
Mozzarella Cheese
also Ground Beef.


Step by Step:


Cook Meat 


First take the ground beef and put it in a pan and season it with your favorite seasoning for taste. Cook fully until well done.




Rotini Pasta in water


Second, in a deep pan add 4-6 quarts of water and bring up to boil.  You can add salt for taste its up to you. Next add the pasta to the boiling water. Boil the pasta for 7 minutes stirring occasionally.  For tender pasta leave for another minute. 
Drain Pasta and Meat









Drain the pasta and meat for excess water and oil. Place it in the silver pan.











pan with meat & pasta

 Next in a silver pan place the ground meat and pasta. 











Mix pasta & meat with Ragu Sauce



Third, you mix the Ragu meat sauce with the pasta and the ground beef.











Mixed pasta w/Ragu


The mixed pasta with Ragu flavored Meat Sauce.












Place Mozzarella Cheese on top




Fourth, once the pasta is mixed sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.










Oven



Lastly, place a cover on top and poke holes so it can melt the cheese better.  Then place it in the oven to 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Or less minutes depends on how toasted you want the melted cheese to be.








Mozzarella sprinkled on top


This is how the end product looks like when the cheese is layered on top.  This is before the cheese was melted.  As soon as I took it out everyone ate it all up so I do not have an after baked picture.  










The times vary depending on how much pasta you decide to boil. You can adjust depending on cooking a small amount or the entire box.   Also you can adjust this recipe to fit your choice of meat, seasoning, pasta and sauce. I followed the information on my box and tweaked it to fit my cooking needs. My husband and family loves my Rotini Pasta w/Cheese they have voted me the #RaguSauceMaster.  


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Review of EuNatural Biotin 5000 mcg (Hair, Skin, & Nails)




With my first child my hair started falling out after I gave birth. I told my doctor and she said that was normal.  It tends to happen as your body is going through changes. My hair became very strong and thick and once I gave birth it was very weak.  My hair went back to its normal self after a couple of months. 




With my second pregnancy the same thing happen after I gave birth. I would get tons of hair that would fall out in chunks. I know that your hair falls out every day in small amounts. However, mine appeared to be large amounts.  Again I began to worry as the months past. I told my new doctor who said the same thing.   This time around my new doctor told me to take a vitamin and suggested Biotin. I started to research Biotin vitamins and saw that I could take this in order to make my hair more healthier and more stronger. Biotin vitamins are great for skin and nails too.

I just jumped at the opportunity to review the EuNatural Biotin 5000 MCG dietary supplement.  I got the bottle of Biotin 5000 mcg 120 tablets all vegetable. I really wanted to also see how my skin would look as I have adult acne and when the seasons changing or if I'm stressed I tend to break out.

My nails are soft and break easily so that was another reason why I wanted to take the Biotin vitamin to see if that would also strengthen my nails.


A little bit more about Biotin 5000 mcg vitamin is that this product from EuNatural is made in the USA.  I love using product made in the USA. The product is a 100% vegetarian capsules. This product has zero fillers, zero binders, and zero artificial ingredients. It is also gluten,wheat, and dairy free.

I took one tablet daily with food.  I have been taking this vitamin for the last 2 to 3 weeks. I really haven't seen too much changes with my hair or nails.   The pill does not smell or have any scent at all. The capsule is small and easy to swallow. I haven't found any issues with taking it or any side effects.  My skin has cleared a little. I am still getting pimples but it has gone down slightly after using this product.  


You can purchase this product now through Amazon its on sale for $19.95.
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DIY: Home Decorating Ideas

I have been a little busy at home with painting and back to school.  A month ago our apartment was painted.  I do not have before pictures of what my apartment looked like as we had to take all of the curtains and frames off the walls.  Which started me thinking about decorating my apartment with new inexpensive things.





The process when living in a building is you call the office to set up an appointment for the painting. We had to get the entire apartment ready for the painters to paint.  Yes, it meant everything had to be pushed into the middle of each room and all the frames, nails etc off too.

My inspiration came from a place-mat for my table. It is the damask style (black & white) which I love and cost only $1 at Deals Store.  I purchased 4 of them for my table to redecorate my apartment. This design is elegant.  Sometimes you see the damask design with a Fleur De Lis.




This was just the start of my DIY decorating.  I searched online for window curtains that were inexpensive.  It was more of a hunt at one point as there are so many damask (black & white) curtains to choose from.  The price ranges were surprising for this theme.  Some prices represented high-end designers.  I went with one that I saw online at  Walmart.com for $13.97.  I ordered 2 sets of them.  Love how they looked online and with my newly painted walls this would add that new vibe I was going for.  



This damask theme curtain was just what I was looking for as it added that pop of elegance.  The damask black and white does not necessarily look exactly like my place-mats but it is in that theme that I love.  I earned a free $5 gift card to Walmart via Crowdtap.  It's a cool site that you answer multiple choice questions and at the end of the month you could get a free gift card reward and also a chance to sample free products. I applied my gift card and lowered my purchase. This decorating idea came from a simple place-mat that I saw in my local Deals store.  At $1 for each place-mat this was what drove me into my damask theme in my home.  You will see additional blog post of how I carried this theme into other areas inside my home.  

Disclaimer:  All products shown in this post were paid my me and were not free.  

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Argan Oil Hair Mask and Argan Oil Hair Treatment & Elixir Review





I color my hair to cover up the white that has started to show. Unfortunately, the products that I use to darken my hair also dries it out and I need to repair it after I color.  I jumped at the chance when I saw the Argan Oil Hair Mask on Tomoson to review.  I have heard many things about Argan Oil that it revives your hair and puts the shine back.



My hair is frizzy and hard to manage after it is washed and dried.  As you can see from my picture above it needs help. I wash my hair every 1-2 weeks as I do not have fine hair.  My hair is thick and coarse.  I do a deep hair conditioning when I wash my hair with the Argan Oil Hair Mask one week and when I wash my hair again I switched to the Argan Oil Hair Treatment & Elixir.  

Both products are similar as they work to deep condition and to restore my dry and damaged hair.  As you can see from the photo below, I got the shine to my strands back. After shampooing my hair, I put the mask conditioner in my hair for 10 minutes.  I then detangled my hair and washed it out.  I am still back and forth with the scent of the mask. As I like the mask scent one day and not the next. The Argan Oil Treatment & Elixir smells good.  After 10 days you can still smell the scent of the Argan Oil Treatment & Elixir.  

All in all, I liked them both as I can rotate the treatments of each product so my hair does not get used to it. Sometimes my hair becomes accustomed to certain products like shampoos that it stop working.  







You can purchase the products above on Amazon


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Havit Portable Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway US 9/12

Havit Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway!

Havit Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway August 22 - September 22


Sponsored by:  Havit

Promoted by: QueensNYCMom

Hosted by:  Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings 

 

It's likely that your family has different tastes in music - so why  not give them each a way to listen to their music in their own space?  Havit offers an amazing line of portable bluetooth speakers that can fit your budget and give everyone their personal freedom for music!  Krista over at Gloriously Green Gal recently had the chance to review a portable bluetooth speaker from Havit and  shared her thoughts on this affordable and portable bluetooth speaker!


WIN IT!!! one of my reader will win a Portable Bluetooth Speaker from Havit.  If you have won a Havit giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from August 22 through September 12, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. If you would like a chance to win, enter via the Giveaway Tool below.   Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected. Good Luck!


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Disclosure:  Krista from Gloriously Green Gal and Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received.  QueensNYCMom and all participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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