Eyeglasses – Trendy and Affordable

I just recently had a new eye exam (which, you know, was much later than it should have been), and at around that time, I was offered the chance to try eyeglasses from I was a little hesitant because the last time I got my eyeglasses online, they were cheaply made with plastic lenses that felt like they would pop out every time I cleaned them.

After seeing all the various styles available and that polarized lenses were offered, I decided to give this online store a shot, and I am SO glad that I did. I like these glasses much more than the glasses I bought when I had my eye exam, and the cost was WAY less. not only offers men’s and women’s glasses but kid’s glasses and reading glasses as well. And, the lenses are included in the cost. At most other places, you have to pay for the lenses and the frames separately.

Lagrange Rectangle Glasses

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It took me a long time to decide which glasses I wanted because there are SO many styles to choose from and SO many that I loved.  I eventually chose the Lagrange Rectangle glasses in pink because, well – pink! I haven’t seen that offered before, and that’s my favorite color, so I was instantly in love. I also chose the polarized lenses to prevent scratching.

I haven’t taken these glasses off since I got them. The glasses I bought locally have already had to be fixed once for coming with a scratch on the scratch-resistant lenses, and the second time, both lenses had a sheet scratch on them. My Lagrange glasses arrived in perfect condition. They are much lighter than my other glasses, which I love. I forgot I’m even wearing them because I can hardly feel them on me. They’re super cute, and I love the two tones of pink. These are definitely my favorite glasses by far.

Pearl Square Sunglasses

It’s been five years since my last eye exam (I know, I know) and, since I’ve been wearing glasses exclusively, I haven’t worn sunglasses. I just never got around to getting prescription sunglasses. So, I can’t even tell you how excited I was to get a pair of sunglasses I could wear! I went with the Pearl Square sunglasses because I loved the burgandy color and they’re nice and big – just how I love my sunglasses to look.

These sunglasses are very light as well. I love the color and that it’s different from the typical brown, black and white you usually see. What I also love is that really neat detail at the joints of the glasses that include crystals. I’m all about bling whenever I can get it, so this was really exciting to see when I got them. It adds so much to the glasses and makes them so different from your regular, plain sunglasses.

The Bottom Line

Will I get glasses from again? Absolutely. In fact, next time I will bypass the glasses when I get my eye exam and just order them online. They fit better and cost-wise, there is no comparison. I paid over $400 for my other glasses AFTER insurance deductions. My glasses from cost $65.90. That is a huge savings for glasses that I like even better. When my husband gets his new glasses later this year, we’ll be ordering from for sure.

If you need new glasses and want to give a try, they have a special offer for my readers. You can get 50% off all eyeglasses and sunglasses with code GSHOT50. This excludes sale frames.

Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara Review!

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I’ve never really been a mascara person. I love wearing makeup, and I have my staples that I wear on a daily basis, but I never incorporate mascara. It always clumps on my lashes, and when I close my eyes or blink, it tends to come off on my face.

Despite the fact that I don’t wear mascara, I’ve been intrigued by the Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. I have friends who use it, and I’ve seen pictures that look just amazing. I seriously could not believe a mascara could lengthen lashes as much as it is supposed to. So, when my friend Becca let me try out this mascara, I was actually pretty excited. Could this turn me into a mascara person?

The answer is a resounding yes! I’ve had this mascara for just a couple of days, and I’m already obsessed with it. It really does add a crazy amount of length to your lashes. Check out this picture. Can you tell which eye I used the mascara on??

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I was intimidated by this mascara at first. I mean, it comes in two tubes, and there’s a certain way you have to apply it – gel, fibers and gel again. But, it is SUPER easy to use. It takes me just a couple of minutes to apply, and I have gorgeous lashes that last all day! I can’t stop staring at them, and when I showed pictures to my friends, they were shocked that a mascara could lengthen lashes so much. I even took a nap while wearing them, and my lashes still looked incredible when I woke up.

Another thing I love about this mascara is that it comes in a handy little pouch. It’s perfect for sticking your mascara in your purse – both tubes will stay together and won’t be floating around!

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Want to give this mascara a try for yourself? You’re in luck – we have a giveaway coming up, and someone will win their choice of the 3D Lash Mascara or another product of equal value! Want to check out more of Younique’s awesome products? You can see them all on Becca’s website here!

Kids Academy Releases Preschool Education Center for iOS and Android!

This blog has partnered with Mom Buzz Media to announce this exciting information!

Kids Academy Releases Preschool Education Center
for iOS and Android!

I am always looking for new fun and educational apps for my daughter to play. I don’t want her spending time just playing regular games, so I was super excited to hear about Kids Academy’s Preschool Education app.

Kids Academy – the team behind some of the top educational apps for kids with over 10 million downloads worldwide just released the long-awaited version of their flagship app – Preschool Education Center.

As the name suggests, Preschool Education Center is an all-in-one educational app for kids and toddlers. The app covers all aspects of early childhood education from the alphabet and reading to writing, building vocabulary and developing math skills. Based on the proven Montessori method the app offers a number of fun games that help master essential learning skills through play.

This app has math, language and reading activities. And, they have activities separated into different age groups, which is really nice. You will get a FREE 7-day All Access Pass, which gives you access to a crazy amount of educational content. This includes more than 500 worksheets, games and activities; educational TV shows, learning plans and interactive books.

I LOVE all the different educational games this app has. For instance, your kids can learn short and long vowel sounds, letters and how to recognize words, which is perfect for beginner readers. My daughter could definitely use help in math – they’re learning addition and subtraction in school right now – so I love the addition and subtraction activities on this app. You can also use this app to help your kids learn their numbers, number sequences, measurements, and how to count money and tell time. It’s all in a fun format, too, so kids don’t feel like they’re learning like they do in school.

Until now, Preschool Education Center has only been available on iTunes but today’s release makes it finally available for Android device on Google Play! This fun and free app is currently being featured in the Family section of the Android store in the USA, Australia and Canada.

Get the app free on Google Play!


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Kids Academy have also updated the iOS version of the app: Preschool & Kindergarten Early Learning Games adding new games, books and educational cartoons and shows as well as printable worksheets.

– The update boasts a bunch of cute little monsters that will teach your kids about money and how to count it.

– Kids Academy TV now has a 24/7 Live Zoo channel offering web-cam views on real-life animals.

Grab your free copy of the update on the iTunes App Store!


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Free Preschool & Kindergarten Worksheets for Kids

Kids Academy is also finding a way to expand beyond the screen and help master pen and pencil with free printable worksheets. You can get free preschool worksheets on a variety of subjects from alphabet to math (the library is being constantly updated).

Download, print out and get start practicing with good old pen and paper in seconds!

Head over to to the Kids Academy to get your FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS and get your kids busy!

Costume Discounters Girls Costumes: Power Ranger Costume Review!

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Remember how I told you a few months ago that my princess has been getting more and more into super heroes? Well, that hasn’t changed, and the new thing in our house is the Power Rangers, which is so funny because I grew up with little brothers who loved these super heroes! Now, my daughter has gotten into them, and she loves to play Power Rangers with the little boy who lives next door. So, of course, a Power Rangers costume was a must! Lucy was SO excited when she got to try out an outfit in pink (because, OBVIOUSLY, the girl Power Rangers are her favorite!) for a Power Rangers costume review!

We tore into this costume from Costume Discounters as soon as it arrived, and one of Lucy’s favorite things to do now is ride her 4-wheeler around the yard in her costume. Her friend next door joins her on his 4-wheeler in his red Power Ranger costume, and they spend their summer days fighting crime and saving the neighborhood! They don’t even care that it’s like a million degrees here in the summer – they wear these long-sleeved costumes like it’s the middle of fall! I know this costume will get a ton of wear, and I love that it’s a little big on her. She’ll get to use it even longer!

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Don’t forget you can keep up with everything going on with Costume Discounters when you like CD on Facebook!

Are your kids into Power Rangers, too?! Who is the favorite in your house? What costume is next on your to-buy list?!

Costume SuperCenter: Batgirl Costume Review!

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Costume SuperCenter: Batgirl Costume Review!

I may be the mother of a little princess, but my girl is REALLY into superheroes right now. She loves to watch superhero TV shows and movies, as well as play superheroes with her Daddy and friends. So, when we got the  chance to try out a Batgirl Costume from Costume SuperCenter, we were PSYCHED! Lucy couldn’t WAIT for her new costume to arrive!

When her package arrived, Lucy tore into it and didn’t waste any time putting it on. Needless to say, she and her Daddy played superheroes as soon as he got home from work, complete with Batdog!

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I love these Anytime Costumes because you really can wear them anytime. Lucy wore hers out when we ran errands and out to eat. Everyone thought she was adorable! I also love all the pieces they the costumes come with. You don’t just get the dress. You also get the mask, gloves, utility belt and boot covers – everything you need for your little girl to be a true superhero!

Don’t forget you can keep up with everything going on with Anytime Costumes when you follow Anytime Costumes on Twitter!

Who is your child’s favorite superhero? What costume is next on your to-buy list?!