Mani Monday: Halloween is COMING!!!

Fall weather is upon us, and as I decorated the house this weekend, I decided to bring a little Halloween Spirit to my nails! I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri (which really does dry super fast) in Black to Black, Orange Zest, and White Pick it Fence. I cannot wait to show you want I add to them next week!!!!

Have a little time this morning? We have been having a blast with Sally Hansen ManiMatch! ManiMatchTM DELIGHTS USERS WITH NEW INSTANT-SCAN TECHNOLOGY, 3D AUGMENTED REALITY TRY-ON OVER 200 SALLY HANSEN SHADES AND PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS IN REAL TIME!!! Just download the app, and try on tons of different colors! So much fun! They are even running a contest right now. In celebration of the app launch they are having a #ManiMatch Hand Model Contest—its as easy as sharing a photo via Instagram or twitter with hashtag #ManiModel & #contest and the winner will be featured as the hand model on the SallyHansen Social Media channels!!

MamaBreak receives nail polish from Sally Hansen to use for Mani Monday. We do not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experience and opinions are our own. 

Little Tikes Lil Ocean Explorers Line: 3 in 1 Adventure Course

Sassy Mom, 2 Spoiled Bratz and Little Tikes teamed up to bring you a giveaway for their amazing Lil Ocean Explorers Line:  3 in 1 Adventure Course!

How awesome would this be for the holidays! I have a little nephew and I know he would love this. And because it is made by Little Tikes, you know it will be well made!
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The bloggers promoting and hosting this giveaway is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Little Tikes will be in charge of that.   

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner Review and Giveaway

I will admit it, last month I turned 40. 40!!!!! And my skin at 40 is NOT what it was at 30. Where did all of these PORES come from??? I am not ready to look older, and I am so glad that StriVectin has me covered with their fabulous products. I received the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Poor Refiner just a week after my birthday, and it has been AMAZING!!!

This stuff really works! I could see a difference after only a week of use! It actually can reduce your pores by 1/2 in just 8 weeks!

It was very lightweight and was easy to apply. It looked great under my makeup! It is my new go-to anti-aging product! For just $99, this product is well worth it!

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September Phone Case of the Month Review and Coupon

Woo hoo! Our September Phone Case of the Month arrived and we are loving the Fall theme! How cute is the fox! The colors and leaves are perfect to kick off our Fall!
September Phone Case of the Month Review

The best part of Phone Case of the Month is it is only $10 a month, but your first month is $5 when you use one of the links from this post! A great way to test them out! Right now they have cases for different versions of iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy-- with iPhone 6 cases coming soon!!!

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Ecocentric Mom Mystery Box Review and Giveaway

Do you love a good surprise in the mail? I know I do! I was so excited when EcoCentric Mom asked me to review a mystery box! I just love getting mysteries in the mail and this one was PERFECT! (this post contains affiliate links)

The Ecocentric Mom Mystery Box is only $40.00 and came stuffed with fabulous goodies!

In the box:
  • Simply 7 Hummus Chips. We actually reviewed these hummus chips a couple of years ago HERE. LOVE them!!! So delicious! Amazon Value: $2.52 (based on a per chip bag value). 
  • Meliora K Laundry Powder. Such a cute container! We think it would be perfect for a shower gift, but we are going to use this one ourselves! Web Value: $9.99
  • 2 pack of Harmony's Candles Lavender Ear Candles. I have been wanting to try these for a while now, so excited to see them included. Web Value: $2.38
  • WooBamboo Toothbrush. We can always use more toothbrushes! Amazon value: $3.99
  • 2 Branch to Nature Thyme Bar Soap. We can always use soap as well! My son is very sensitve to soap, so we love anything that is sulfate-free and paraben-free. Web value $8.50 each (total of $17.00)
  • Bear's Beauty Deodorant. I am always looking for new, all-natural deodorants! This one will go to my daughter though, who needed a travel size for gym class. This looks like 1/2 of the size offered online for $11.99. Web value: $6.00
  • Hue nail polish. I love nail polish and  loving this purple color for fall! A subscription to A Square Hue is $10.99 a month for 2 polishes. 1 polish Web value: $5.50
  • 7th Heaven face mask. These are so easy to use! We recently used them at a sleep over for my tween. The girls had such a blast! Amazon value: $2.99
  • Makeup remover from urbanoreganics. This arrived just in time because I could not find mine!I believe this is 1/2 of the size listed on their site. Web value: $6.00
  • Multigrain oatmeal from Country Choice Organic. Amazon value: 74 cents
  • Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow from The Organic Face. We could not find an eye shadow that was just one color. The size included was .08 oz. Web value: $24.99
  • Salon Solids conditioner bottle. This is the oddest addition to the box. It is an empty bottle. We can always use empty bottles, but it seems odd. I could not find this item on the Salon Solids website for a value.
  • Pink Mahogany perfume vial in Sunrise scent. (looking up value)
  • Sunny Face Natural Subscreen .2 oz sample from Goddess Gardin Organics.  Amazon per ounce value: 74 cents.
  • Natural Skincare Pure+Remedy Botanical firming eye cream. .25 oz Website could not be found for value.
  • Bella Organics Vanilla Mint deodorant cream .25 oz. Web per ounce value: $1.28
  • Pure Pro C silk smooth gel .08 oz (looking up value)
  • Pure Pro C hydrating serum .1 oz (looking up value)
  • You Are What You Eat Cookbook. Amazon value $16.16
  • $5 coupon code to LoveBellaOrganics.  Value $5.00
Total value: $105.28!!!! Amazing value for only $40!!!!
There are three different mystery boxes you can purchase:
Woman/ mom (as seen in this post)
Mom & baby

You can order one of your own at Ecocentric Mom:

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ModCloth Stylish Surprise is BACK!!!!

Hurry! These sell out fast. This time around they have apparel, dresses, and shoes!!!!

ModCloth Stylish Surprise

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42 Pack of Newborn diapers only $3.50!

Go! Go! Go! These will not last!


Cuties Baby Diapers, Newborn, 42 Count   $3.50 after clipping the $4 off coupon! 

Xlear with Xylitol Products

Are you looking for a way to stay healthy in a more natural way? We loved receiving and trying out new Xlear products that have Xylitol!

One of the products we were most surprised about was the nasal spray. We had a lot of summer colds and allergies this summer and wow did this stuff work! We were really impressed. And you can use it every day!

I really like the taste and the experience with the toothpaste. It left my mouth feeling fresh and clean and the added xylitol is something that my dentist recommends!

Last, but not least, was the mint and gum. We try very hard to stay away from sugar-free gum that contains aspartame or suclarose. Have you ever tried to do that? It is next to impossible! We love that Spry features Xylitol instead! Healthy for your teeth without the side effects of other sugar substitutes.

--> Do you want to naturally improve your oral and nasal health? Xlear has an entire line of health-enhancing products that are made with xylitol, a healthy and natural sweetener. Xylitol has a wide variety of uses and benefits, from improving oral health to maintaining upper respiratory and sinus health.    
MamaBreak received a Xlear kit from Moms Meet to review here on the site. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experiences and opinions are our own.
Do you want to naturally improve your oral and nasal health? Xlear has an entire line of health-enhancing products that are made with xylitol, a healthy and natural sweetener. Xylitol has a wide variety of uses and benefits, from improving oral health to maintaining upper respiratory and sinus health.  - See more at:
Do you want to naturally improve your oral and nasal health? Xlear has an entire line of health-enhancing products that are made with xylitol, a healthy and natural sweetener. Xylitol has a wide variety of uses and benefits, from improving oral health to maintaining upper respiratory and sinus health.  - See more at:

Cate & Chloe September VIP Subscription Box

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So, as many of you have noticed, I have reduced the number of boxes I get. This was more a decision of looking at everything I was getting and realizing that it was just too much than anything else. The lovely Samantha has been covering many boxes for us, so it has worked out marvelously! The one box I DID keep was Cate & Chloe VIP Membership. I just want to share why (before I get to my box). The VIP box is really something unique. You can either take the quiz, or send a list of items you like from their site, and they choose items based on your likes for you each month. You get 2 jewelry items, and then one bonus item for VIPs. Sometimes the bonus item is another piece of jewelry, sometimes it is another item. If you DO NOT like what they send you, you can EXCHANGE the items for something you want. YES, you can just send the items back and get items you want. I did this last month, and it was SUPER easy!!!! So, this is my box this month.
Cate & Chole VIP Box September

I actually did not send in a new list this month because school starting just put me off on my regular scheduling. I completely forgot, and when I got a shipping notification, I was a little nervous, but my stylist really hit it out of the park this month!

First, was the Danielle "Cherished" drop earrings. I LOVE these earrings. I honestly do not remember if they were on a previous list, but I have already worn them twice. (Valued at $125)
Danielle Cherished Drop Earrings

Then, I got these adorable earrings (which I cannot find on the site). I have worn these a few times. They are great for just a casual, every day look.

The bonus item was the make-up brush set which looks like it is really high quality, and comes in a beautiful case! I replace my brushes constantly, so this was a great bonus. I pay $39.99 a month for the box, which is not bad given the items I received. Although I think the prices on their site may be high, $20 for a pair of quality earrings is a great deal (which does not even include the VIP bonus).
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StriVectin Instant Revitalizing Mask Review and Giveaway

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Are you looking for freshness for your face as Fall approaches? With the colder weather moving in, it is important to keep your face looking fresh, but that can be hard to do. StriVectin recently sent us the Instant Revitalizing Mask for review and we are LOVING it!!!

First, this mask is different from most masks I have tried. It does not leave my face feeling dry and cake-y when I apply it. It goes on smooth and actually had a cooling feeling to it. I found it to be quite soothing.

You leave the mask on for 15 minutes (or until dry), and simply wash it off with water. You use it 2-3 times a week. It always leaves my face feeling revitalized, so I love to use it after a stressful day. My skin looks noticeably brighter and more even toned as well!You can find it on many sites, including Amazon!

Want to try it out for yourself? Just enter below and someone will get a full sized bottle valued at $62.00.

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Charm It Review

Are you looking for that perfect small gift for your daughter? We are so excited to review Charm It! My oldest daughter received a charm bracelet for Christmas and fell in love. Since she is only 12, we did not want to pay a lot of money for an every day wear one, which is what makes Charm It so fantastic! I gave her the base bracelet.

We have slowly added more charms for events. We picked one up for back to school shopping and even picked one up for my youngest daughter who has been begging for one. There are so many different charms that the bracelet can be used for small children and big ones!

I love that they sell the charms right at the counter at Gap Kids. I usually pick a couple up when I am there buying clothes for the kids. We can also pick them up at our local Scheel's store. Looking for your own? Just check out the store locator to see where you can purchase them!

MamaBreak received a bracelet to review on the site. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experiences and opinions are our own.

Target Beauty Box is BACK!!!! Just $5!

The Target Beauty Box is BACK and is just $5! The box has a value of $19 and no guesses about what is inside, because they tell you!
Fall in love with the latest beauty essentials in our newest Target Beauty Box. We’ve put together 6 of our faves for cooling temps—all in one convenient box for you to try for yourself. A $19 value, this handpicked set of can’t-live-without beauty products helps you keep your autumn look fresh and fabulous. Test them out and tell us what you think. If you love them as much as we do, find the full-size versions at

  • Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner: A lightweight spray that offers a protective barrier against damage for fragile, color-treated or relaxed hair.
  • Curls Créme Brule Whipped Curl Cream: This cream styler defines, de-frizzes and moisturizes your tresses, leaving curls soft without hold.
  • Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum: Tame frizz and keeps curls defined with this lightweight, fast-absorbing serum. 
  • SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil: Restore moisture and shine to color-treated or chemically processed hair with this oil-based lotion
  • Aquaphor Healing Ointment: This multipurpose ointment helps soothe and protect dry, chapped or irritated skin.
  • Colgate Optic White Platinum Express White Toothpaste: A breakthrough formula that whitens teeth in just 3 days, with best results after 4 weeks. 
Boxes are limited to 2 per person! 

Level Foods Review

As many of you know, I am constantly looking for healthier ways to snack. My family recently tried out some Level products they sent us for review, and we were all surprised by how much we loved them.

My husband's favorite was by and far the Level shakes. They were smooth and filling. He drank them as his breakfast, and her reported that they gave him the energy he needed.
My favorite was the peanut butter cups. They really did taste like peanut butter cups and it satisfied my chocolate craving.

Level Foods can be found at:
Visit them to find out how you can get your blood sugar under control!

MamaBreak received Level Foods to review here on the site. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experiences and opinions are our own. 

#ForceFriday Giveaway!!! Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ -Star Destroyer Strike

It's #ForceFriday and we are so excited! We are teaming up with WonderForge to bring you this awesome new Star Wars game, Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ -Star Destroyer Strike. 

Choose carefully or the enemy will strike! Strategy and suspense collide in this exciting
escape game! Advance your Resistance heroes toward safety, but move fast—the Star Destroyer Finalizer is on your tail. The spinning starship of the dreaded First Order can aim in any direction, and you may be in the line of fire! Bounce the beam off the mirrored deflector shield toward your enemies, and evade the surprise laser blasts! It’s fast-moving, family fun in a galaxy far, far away!

Age: 6+     $24.99    Available at Target

Want to win your own game? Then enter below! 
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Gwynnie Bee Look of the Week: Eloqui Hailey Scuba Skirt

What a fun, fun skirt this was from Gwynnie Bee. It is the Hailey Scuba Suit, and it does run a little big. I would suggest sizing down. The color is bright and the shape is very fun. I paired it with a Kenneth Cole tank. I even had a little photo bomber.

Eloqui Hailey Scuba Skirt
The best part about Gwynnie Bee right now? You can try it for FREE by clicking HERE.
FREE! You will get a free trial of 3 garments at a time, and can try it out!
What do I pay? Recently, Gwynnie Bee sent an offer that if you purchased an upgrade, you would get one additional upgrade for life for FREE. So right now, I am getting 3 items at a time for $63.43 a month (I pay the base of about $35 plus the upgrade of about $28). You can sign up with Gwynnie Bee at: 

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season & The Originals: The Complete Second Season Giveaway

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How about another GIVEAWAY!!!!! We are loving this one. It IS random, but if you love both of these shows, it does not matter. We still think it is an awesome prize. You are entering to win EITHER:

Both of these fantastic seasons are available for purchase on September 1st!
About The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season
The Vampire Diaries continues its sixth season with more delicious drama to sink your teeth into. In season five, after a passionate summer with Damon, Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline, not knowing Bonnie sacrificed her life for Jeremy’s. Meanwhile, Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. In the shocking season finale, Damon, fearing he would lose his loved ones on the crumbling Other Side, made a huge sacrifice to bring them all back — with catastrophic and heartbreaking results. Season six follows the characters’ journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves. Matt Davis reprises his role as Alaric Saltzman, recently returned from The Other Side. Plus, the season will make you misty-eyed as the departure of a major character will turn lives upside down and leave us asking what happened to Mystic Falls.
 About The Originals The Complete Second Season

As Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson returned to the vibrant, supernaturally charged city of New Orleans in season one, he was stunned to learn — along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah — that Hayley, a werewolf, was pregnant with his child, and his vampire protégé, Marcel, whom the Original siblings had thought long dead, was ruling the French Quarter. Soon, a bloody war escalated between vampires and witches — the stakes raised by powerful teenage witch Davina and by Klaus’s bond with Cami, a student with a painful past — and a ruthless pack of wolves seized the opportunity to stage a violent coup. Now, in season two, a new status quo must be adjusted to, as the newly empowered werewolves control the city. Klaus struggles with weaknesses as Elijah desperately tries to save Hayley — now a hybrid — from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. Meanwhile, with the re-emergence of several Mikaelsons, “family is power” takes on new meaning.

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