Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pain-Free with Dr. Scholl's® For Her Ball of Foot Inserts!

I was so excited to be receiving my Something Blue VoxBox complimentary from Influenster, I was running to the mailbox every day eagerly awaiting its arrival! When it finally came in, it was a cute little pink box sitting on my bed with my name on it, just begging to be opened.
My Something Blue VoxBox
One of my favorite items that I received in my VoxBox was the Dr. Scholl's® For Her Ball of Foot shoe inserts. Man, oh man, do these babies help when you want to go out for a night on the town in some cute heels, and I will also be using them for my shoes in my best friend's wedding as well as my own wedding. Although I don't have the shoes for either occasion yet, here is a couple pictures of the shoes that I was able to use them in.
I haven't been able to wear these in years!

AHHHH!!!!! So Comfy!
So that was the fun part, here is some info on Dr Scholl's Ball of Foot inserts from the product page on the Influenster website:
Dr. Scholl's® For Her Ball of Foot Cushions are engineered to prevent ball of foot pain in any women’s shoe, so you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for comfort. Their unique gel provides cushioning and absorbs shock, and slim design prevents feet from sliding forward and helps you avoid toe scrunch.

Everything is so true about these inserts, but I won't keep blabbing on about them, I'll let you be the judge. 

**I received these items complimentary in exchange for my true, honest opinion of the product. My opinions are my own, and I was not given any monetary compensation for my review.**

Monday, May 27, 2013

FREE Conscious Box Code!!!!

Happy Memorial Day to all of my lovelies!!! I have a special surprise for you all! You can each get a FREE Conscious Box by using the code FIRSTBOXFREE, and all you have to do is pay $7.95 for shipping!!

If you haven't read my previous post and are new to Conscious Box, it is a monthly subscription service that delivers amazing products straight to your door every month, and all products are healthy and organic! Even the box your goodies come in is recyclable!! Here is what my box looked like this past month:
More full size products than I've ever gotten in one box!
Beautiful in all of its recyclable glory!

Let's talk about spring!
So head on over to and get your FREE box today!!! Blessed Be and a always, keep it magickal!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The winner of the Conscious Box giveaway is Brittany Chelette!!! I have forwarded your information to our wonderful giveaway sponsor, so you should be receiving your prize soon!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Conscious Box Giveaway!!

Good evening, everyone! 
I wanted to share with you this amazing opportunity that I have been given! I was contacted by the lovely people at Conscious Box to host a giveaway for a FREE month of Conscious Box! Conscious Box is a monthly subscription company that supports a greener earth, and each box allows for subscribers to try amazing products that are healthy for your body and your home!
 Their slogan is my favorite "Discover the best of the planet every month." Isn't that a neat idea! You get to try amazing products and help the earth!
Their boxes are 100% recycled materials, NO GMOs in any of their products, their product labels are all BPA Free, and even their ink is made from veggies!

How Does Conscious Box Actually Work?
Well who better to explain it then Conscious Box? Here is some info straight from their website:

Conscious Box is the best way to discover the most ethical and sustainable products on the planet! Focusing on strict tenets of organic, fair trade, and pure and natural products, each month Conscious Box will introduce you to healthy and honest alternatives for every aspect of your life and for every member of your family. Discover the best natural products, earn points for leaving feedback and reviews, and buy your favorites at incredible discounts!

  • Get a variety of unique pure & natural products every month!
  • From organic food to vegan beauty products, you’re sure to find new favorites!
  • Discover ethical and purpose-driven businesses of all sizes!
  • Get content on daily living tips, exciting monthly themes, and creative ways to use your box!
  • Easily earn points you can apply to full size products for unbeatable discounts! 

What else can I say about this amazing company?
Along with their Classic boxes, you can also choose either a Vegan or Gluten-Free box every month for your subscription. For every month that you get a box, you earn 10 points that can be applied towards discounts on full-sized products on their site by simply browsing the shop tab and picking what you like! They have polls that you can vote on and earn 5 points- just like that. You can also gift a box to someone if you have a loved one that would appreciate the beauty and deliciousness that the planet has to offer!

So check out Conscious Box and make a difference on the planet, one box at a time! Check them out on Facebook and Twitter while you're at it, you've got nothing to lose, and an easy start to a healthy life to gain!

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*Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I received no monetary compensation for my review of this company and its products, they simply sponsored the giveaway.*

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Disney, and other updates!

Good Evening Ladies and Gents,
     In light of everything that has been going on in our busy lives lately, I am so excited to say that we will be going on our first official Disney Parks vacation May 8-12!! Words cannot express the joy I hold in my heart to finally be able to take Kriztofer to Disney World for the first time! Granted we've gone to Orlando a couple times, but never had the funds available to go to the parks, so this is a really big deal for my fiance, my parents, Kriztofer's godfather, and myself. We cannot wait to see the look on his face when he gets to meet all of the characters he adores in person, and when we can finally tell him we are on our way to Disney World!

    Ever since we told him a couple of months ago that we will be taking him to Disney World for his birthday, the Disney World commercials have become a really big deal for him! If he sees the commercial, he stops what he's doing, gets excited, jumps up and down, and shouts "that's where I'm going for my birthday! We're going to Disney World, (whoever is with him-name here), for my birthday!" I love the excitement he displays, especially for a 2 going on 3 year old who has never experienced the Disney Parks before!

    So, I just wanted to let you all in on that exciting bit of information, on top of my graduation for my AA in Pre-Veterinary Medicine May 3, on top of me already having a job set in place at a local, well-known animal hospital the day we come back from Disney, ON TOP OF the April Showers Giveaway that's on The Pagan Mommy on Facebook. That by the way is running until April 30, so click here to get your entries in!

Well, I will leave you all to your dreams for the night, Blessed Be, and as always, Keep It Magickal! )o(
Vairde Ticker

Saturday, March 23, 2013

April Showers Giveaway!!!

Good Morning, Ya'll!
Starting April 1, I will be hosting an April Showers Giveaway on The Pagan Mommy Facebook Page, where several vendors including myself will be giving away handmade wonders for all of our wonderful fans! To get to the page and see what's in store, click here.

I will be giving away a 4-pc set of Disney Coasters that I made myself, colors will be winner's choice!

If you are interested in being a vendor in the giveaway, you can either message me through my facebook page for details, or email me at with a picture of what you will be giving away, as well as what details you want displayed about the item, and whether you will be adding a shipping cost or not.

I will keep ya'll updated on this as well as a couple more giveaways I will be having on here!

Blessed Be!
Have an amazing day ya'll, and as always, keep it magickal! )o(

Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 2, Oh Why Must You Torment Me!

So February 2 has always been a pretty intense day for me. For as long as I can remember, every year on Feb 2, I cry. Why you ask? Because Feb 2 is my grandmother's birthday, the one who I was closest to as a child, the one who past away when I was only 4 years old. I learned a lot about death that day, more than any 4 year should should know, or even be able to comprehend at that age. And though I welcome the groundhog, and celebrate Imbolc, I still cry over the passing of my grandmother.

The memories are what flood my mind the most, and the thought that always plagues me is that although I know she is always looking after me, she isn't here in the physical form to celebrate with us all that we have accomplished over the years. She'll never get the chance to hold my son in her arms, she won't be able to be there to congratulate me when I get my college degree, she won't be there to hug me when I get married...All of these thoughts bring me to tears, and I replay the moment she was buried in my head, over and over, with every year that passes, no matter what I do.

She was so young, just shy of 41 when she passed....
 My grandmother was one of the most amazing women in the world, she was always there for everyone, even if it meant going out of her way to help, she never hesitated to do it. She was the glue that held our family together, and when she passed away, the glue slowly dissolved, and eventually everyone went their separate ways, even as far as leaving to other parts of the country.

My grandmother and my grandfather..She was his entire world,
quite literally. When she passed, he was more than devastated,
and he went to a dark place within himself for a very long time.

I know within myself that this day will never be different for me, that my love for my grandmother and sorrow from her passing will never dwindle in the slightest, but I'm ok with that. As long as I hold on to the good memories along with the bad memories, I can live with crying my eyes out once a year. I will leave you with this poem that every time I hear or read it my thoughts always turn to her:

My Grandmother

© Victoria L. Payne
In my Rose Garden of memories
I see you standing there
An angel in disguise
Who taught me how to care
I long to hear your voice
for real not in my dreams
I am missing you so much these days
how empty my world seems
People say time heals all wounds
that someday the pain will subside
But Grandma I can tell you
I think they must have lied
The emptiness I am feeling now
is strong and I am weak
These days go by without you
so dreary and so bleak
In my Rose Garden of memories
I know you'll always be
for though you're gone
from this mortal world
In my heart you'll always be.

Sorry to sadden you all, I hope you all have a great evening! Keep it magickal always!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Palmolive Fresh Infusions Dish Soap Review and Giveaway!

    I had the pleasure of testing the brand new Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soap thanks to Influenster and Palmolive! I was so excited when my box arrived, but I never would have expected to receive 3 full sized bottles of this amazing dish soap! Here is the statement from the Palmolive website:

Just like the best recipes, the freshest scents and elegant simplicity are what inspires us in the kitchen.  Taking cues from nature, we created inviting, naturally inspired fragrance blends- and combined them with the sparkling clean you've always trusted from Palmolive dish liquid.

My box of Palmolive Fresh Infusions from Influenster!
I'm always a skeptic when it comes to dish soap because if it's watery from my experience, it will not be sudsy at all, or it won't clean the dishes properly. With Palmolive Fresh Infusions, not only do you need but a dime-sized amount of soap to do a considerable amount of dishes, but it makes a nice bit of suds and the smell is simply aroma-therapeutic!
Dime-sized amount of soap on sponge
(Don't worry, that's coffee residue!)
After cleaning a few dishes, there are
still plenty of suds left on the sponge!

I can never stand the smell of the sponges after washing dishes because they end up smelling like grease and after a while the grease not only sticks to the sponge, but it sticks to the dishes and your hands as well. With Palmolive Fresh Infusions, I no longer have to worry about that revolting smell and greasiness again! After testing the soap out on my greasiest pots and pans, the sponge still smelled fresh, and each dish looked as if they were washed with their own sponge individually! 

This mountain of suds was made with
only a quarter-sized amount of soap!
My favorite part of this experience was smelling the delicious scents of each soap. It was my favorite part because these are my ultimate favorite scents in general, especially the White Tea and Ginger!
Me and my White Tea and Ginger soap!

After all was said and done, I can definitely say, this testing experience has been one of my favorites! Thank you so much Influenster and Palmolive! If you want to pick up a few bottles for yourself, these amazing soaps are being sold exclusively at Walmart and Target for only $2.99!!

Me smelling the Lime Basil soap!
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Disclaimer: I made this review in exchange for testing the products from Influenster, there were no monetary rewards involved.