Maximum Lash *Review*

I have long dreamt of having fuller, longer, and thicker eyelashes. Longer and thicker eyelashes make the eyes “pop” and they look healthier and more beautiful.

There are several things one can do to make their lashes look longer, thicker, and stronger. One can use false eyelashes or get extensions. Or you can use Maximum Lash, a high-performance eyelash conditioner that helps natural lashes appear healthier, longer, and stronger.

Maximum Lash is packed with nourishing and strengthening ingredients and botanicals like Biotin, Green Tea, Nettles, Mulberry Root, Copper Peptides, Octapeptides, vitamins, and a prostaglandin analogue. It is distributed by International Cosmetic Associates and is ophthalmologist tested.  The non-irrigating formula can comfortably be used by people with sensitive eyes and by contact wearers.

Maximum Lash is very quick and easy to apply.  Once a day, at bedtime, you simply apply a thin line of Maximum Lash to your lashes, above the level of your skin. Only a small amount is needed and one brush stroke is sufficient. When using only the amount recommended, the 2.2ml bottle should last approximately 3 months. If used daily, it takes most users 4 to 6 weeks to see a difference in their lashes.

(Before Maximum Lash)

(After Maximum Lash)


I have used Maximum Lash for 1 and a half weeks and I can see a slight increase in the length of my lashes. I love that Maximum Lash conditions the natural lashes and eliminates the use of toxic glues associated with false eyelashes. I also love that Maximum Lash is animal friendly and never tested on animals.

Maximum Lash is available online at A 3 month supply retails for $48.95.



Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for my honest opinions. The product, information, and images were provided by Maximum Lash. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, and different people may have different outcomes.


Wholesale Costume Club Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the Wholesale Costume Club giveaway.

Congratulations to the two winners

#9 – Donna Warrington

#6 – Jennifer

The winners have been emailed.

Don’t forget to enter the other giveaways I have going:

Eco Lips product of choice (ends 6/21)

Wholesale Keychain Digital Photo Keychain (ends 6/23)

Good Earth gift pack (ends 6/25)

Babushka’s Beauty Secrets book – 3 winners (ends 6/30)

Silver Dolphin Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the Silver Dolphin giveaway.

Congratulations to the winner

#38 – AngelaP

Don’t forget to enter the other giveaways I have going:

Kerasal Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the Kerasal Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer Therapy giveaway.

Congratulations to the winner

#19 – Donna Warrington

The winner has been emailed and has until Saturday June 19th to reply before a new winner is selected.

Don’t forget to enter the other giveaways I have going:

Silver Dolphin children’s book of choice (ends TODAY)

Wholesale Costume Club membership – 2 winners (ends 6/18)

Eco Lips product of choice (ends 6/21)

Wholesale Keychain Digital Photo Keychain (ends 6/23)

Good Earth gift pack (ends 6/25)

Babushka’s Beauty Secrets book – 3 winners (ends 6/30)

Proportions – Custom Nutrition for Your Dog *Review*

If you have a dog in your home, chances are you treat them as one of the family. You might be helping yourself and your family to eat a better diet by reducing carbs, starches and fried foods and adding more fresh fruits and vegetables. You can make the same healthy choices for your furry family member!

Proportions offers a whole food nutrition program for your dog. Their whole food meals contain balanced portions of Hearty Stew, Harvest Fruit and Vegetable Mix, and a reduced portion of the highest quality kibble.

Why feed whole food?
• More even, consistent level of energy, rather than a carb/sugar high followed by a crash
• More lean muscle mass; reduced body fat
• Gleaming skin and coat
• Less body odor/dog smell
• Reduces the pro-inflammatory insulin surge associated with high carb diets

The Proportions philosophy:

  • We believe . . . that the same kind of common sense we use to feed our families should guide how we feed our dogs.
  • We believe . . . that quality kibble can be a source of energy and nutrition, but shouldn’t be your dog’s sole source of nutrition.
  • We believe . . . that dogs do better when their diet includes whole foods similar to what they evolved on – minimally processed, human-grade meat for protein.
  • We believe . . . that the phytonutrients, enzymes, and other nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables enhance canine diets far more than spraying synthetic vitamins and minerals on kibble.


Proportions customizes your dog’s meals according to the seven key factors a canine nutritionist would review. The Proportions website features an easy to use calculator that determines the daily caloric requirements for your dog.  This enables them to customize your dog’s portions in proportion to your dog’s size, age, body mass, and energy level.

Each meal you receive from Proportions is custom-made just for your dog and has only the calories your dog needs to stay healthy and fit. Rather than buying a large bag of dog food that may go bad before you get to the bottom of it, Proportion’s meals are individually portioned and wrapped to naturally preserve freshness and labeled with your dog’s name, photo and unique calorie requirements. Every four weeks, you’ll receive 28 days of custom, premeasured Proportions meals delivered right to your door and labeled with your dog’s name and photo on the package! Each week’s meals ar packaged in a special recyclable box, designed to make it easy for you to take out one individual meal at each mealtime.

I received a trial of two Proportions meals for my dog, Obi Kenobi, to try. Each meal consisted of 3 separate pouches – Crunchy Blend, Hearty Stew, and Harvest Mix.

To prepare the meal for Obi, I started with the pouch of Crunchy Blend (kibble).

The Crunchy Blend was LiveSmart Chicken and Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula. It has ingredients like deboned chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, oats, dried beet pulp, whole sweet potatoes, whole carrots, whole apples, and more, including many vitamins and minerals.

I then added the pouch of Hearty Stew.

The Hearty Stew was Hand-Carved Chicken in Pumpkin Soup. Among its wholesome nutrients is boneless chicken, water, pumpkin, carrot, and pea. Right when I opened the pouch, I could smell the stew. It smelled really good, unlike any dog food I had ever smelled before. From the smell of it, I knew that Obi was going to love it.

I added the last pouch, the Harvest Mix.

The Harvest Mix is a blend of dried carrots, freeze-dried broccoli, freeze-dried spinach, freeze-dried peas, dried apples, freeze-dried blueberries, freeze-dried bananas, and other dried fruits and vegetables and extracts. When I saw that the Harvest Mix contained fruits and vegetables like broccoli and blueberries, I thought that would be the deal breaker. I didn’t expect Obi to take a liking to that. Well, I was wrong!

After adding  all the pouches to the bowl, I lightly mixed them.

The liquid from the chicken stew rehydrated the Harvest Mix. There was no need to any extra water. I placed the bowl on the floor for Obi and he immediately began chowing down on it!

The fruits and vegetables from the Harvest Mix were no problem for him!

He finished the entire bowl. For Obi, Proportions is bowl licking good!


You will NEVER find these in a Proportions meal:

  • Fats and proteins from unspecified “Animal” sources – if the animal isn’t named it could be anything
  • Animal by-products, such as heads, beaks, hooves or intestines – also often from unspecified animal types. These are not ingredients a dog’s body can optimally utilize
  • Fillers such as powdered cellulose and rice hulls that offer no nutritional value.
  • Chemical preservatives, including Ethoxyquin or BHA.
  • Artificial colors and flavors
  • Sugars and sweeteners, which can aggravate health problems like diabetes.


To try a Proportions meal for your dog, visit the Proportions website and click on the Get Started button, where you can input your dog’s information into the Proportions Calculator. They will then send you a risk-free trial of two custom, premeasured Proportions meals for your dog in a recyclable package with your dog’s name and photo on the box!

When you sign up for the Proportions program, the 10-Day Starter Kit is FREE! The starter kit will help you gently incorporate Proportions into your dog’s routine over a course of 10 days – a total of 20 meals. During the 10 Day Transition period, you will transition your dog to the Proportions program in 3 stages, adding Proportions in increments.

Proportions also features a Canine Nutrition section on their website where you can go and learn many things about dog nutrition. You can learn some great information like how to read a dog food label and good and bad ingredients found in dog foods. If you have any concerns or questions about your dog’s nutrition, you can even ask an expert. The website even features a comprehensive list of AKC-certified dog breeds with their individual characteristics.

Proportions can also be found on Twitter and Facebook. And don’t forget to check out the Proportions blog!



Disclosure: I received a trial of 2 Proportions meals in exchange for my honest opinions.  I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own and different people may have different outcomes.

Babushka’s Beauty Secrets *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

Beauty products can get really expensive and some of them contain ingredients that can do more harm than good. If you like to take care of yourself and want to save money, here is a great book that I got to review and have the opportunity to give 3 of you a copy!

Babushka’s Beauty Secrets: Old World Tips For a Glamorous New You by Raya Ruder and Susan Campos has “all natural and better than Botox” tips and handmade recipes.



Book description:

(from back cover)


Esthetician to the stars Raisa Ruder learned her time-tested beauty techniques from her Ukrainian grandmother (or babushka, as they say in the old country). Now everyone can discover the all-natural, better-than-botox secrets the Hollywood stars use to shine on the red carpet! Ruder reveals her sought-after beauty recipes that can fight wrinkles, plump lips, and eliminate crow’s feet and acne, using inexpensive, everyday grocery items like eggs, honey, vegetable oil and strawberries (and a splash of vodka for freshness!). At last, by popular demand, Raisa Ruder opens up her babushka’s secret pantry and shares her most amazing and effective beauty advice:

  • Skin-saving Soufflés – whipped up wonders that shrink pores, brighten skin, and diminish lines
  • Chocolate weight-loss wrap- a moment on the hips, tightens, tucks, and nips!
  • Hot hair- a cayenne pepper blend that leaves locks silky, soft, and full
  • PediPure- a soothing, smoothing foot scrub made with milk and mint
  • Lustrous Lashes – a simple castor oil serum that thickens and lengthens
  • Perfect Pucker- a mix of salt, green tea, and fruit that plumps up lips naturally


About the authors:

Raisa Ruder was a registered nurse in her native Ukraine when she decided to move to the United States fifteen years ago. For seven years she worked at the famed Anastasia salon doing eyebrows and facials until opening her own West Hollywood salon in 2005. She noticed the large amount of preservatives in American products and decided to introduce her Babushka’s old world beauty recipes in her salon. She quickly became LA’s go-to-girl. Her clients include: Madonna,Tyra Banks, Molly Simms, Ali Larter, Nicolette Sheridan and others.

Susan Campos is a broadcast and print journalist. She is a former anchor for the national weekend edition of Today. She’s reported for Dateline and hosted numerous entertainment shows on MSNBC. She currently writes trend stories on beauty for The New York Times’ “Styles” section and its T Magazine, and is a contributing editor for Radar Magazine.

Susan Campos met Raisa Ruder when she was writing a story about green beauty. She immediately loved Ruder’s beauty regimen, and a few years later they decided to do a book together.


This book holds some great beauty tips. Included is a list of “Must-Have Tools” like empty bottles, wash cloths, and measuring cups and spoons. There is also a list of the top ten “Must-Have Ingredients” and ten things vodka can be used for besides drinking. The book also has a great informative chapter on how to create a fab five-star spa right in your own home!  Along with the incredibly wise and money-saving tips are some fabulous recipes. You can find recipes for milk soaks and bubble baths for rest and relaxation and souffles formulated to plump up the face and use before heading out to a big event. There are also recipes for homemade remedies and beauty supplies that focus on your eyes, lips, hair, hands, feet, and the rest of your body. One of my favorite chapters focuses on waxing and shaving with tips on achieving the best wax or shave and recipes for dealing with ingrown hairs and making your own shaving cream. My other favorite chapter has “One-Ingredient Wonders!”  This chapter tells you how you can take one item and beautify yourself easily. For instance, you can blend strawberries (or blueberries or blackberries) and create a facial mask to pump up your skin much like pumping up the skin with bovine collagen. Another great chapter focuses on recycling beauty. It’s great to read this chapter and see how household leftovers, such as coffee grounds and eggshells, can be recycled and used in recipes. This book is great for anyone who wants to save money, be green and beautify themselves at the same time.



Win it:

Thanks to Hachette Book Group, 3 lucky readers will each win a copy of Babushka’s Beauty Secrets.


To Enter:

Main (MANDATORY) entry: Leave a comment here mentioning why you would like to win a copy of this book.

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1 DAILY entry: Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment and include a link to your tweet. Feel free to copy and paste the following:

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Giveaway ends June 30, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. Open to US and Canadian residents. I will select a winner using and announce the winner the following day. Winner will also be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply. Any comments that do not follow the rules are ineligible to win. Good luck!



Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinions. The book, information, and additional books for giveaway were provided by Hachette Book Group. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, and different people may have different outcomes.

Ocean Complete Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the Ocean Complete Sinus Irrigation giveaway

#24 – Darcie K

The winner has been emailed and has until Friday, June 18th to reply before a new winner will be selected.

Thanks to everyone who entered.

There are several other giveaways that I am hosting. Feel free to enter them all.

Kerasal Exfoliating Foot Moisturizer Therapy (ends TODAY)

Silver Dolphin children’s book of choice (ends 6/17)

Wholesale Costume Club membership – 2 winners (ends 6/18)

Eco Lips product of choice (ends 6/21)

Wholesale Keychain Digital Photo Keychain (ends 6/23)

Good Earth gift pack (ends 6/25)

Welcome to Go YAY!

My name is Danetta. I am a stay at home mom to an active 7-year-old boy and wife of 11 years to a hard-working man. We live in southeast Texas with our fearless and adventurous dog, Obi Kenobi.

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