November 2016 | The Glam Mom

Family Fun with Grape Nuts® and SING©!

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 Hi there,

I'm always on the lookout for healthy snacks to feed my kiddos! This time I'm trying Grape Nuts® cereal. Shockingly - my kids enjoyed it!!! Especially on top of their yogurt! 

They ALWAYS want a sweet treat after dinner. I TRY to not give them desserts but, I like a little treat too, so I usually give in and give them a little something. While occasionally it might be a little bit of ice cream or a small cookie, I TRY to stick with fruit, yogurt (even though it has more sugar than it really should), cereal bars - things that can be considered fairly healthy.  

I decided to give their yogurt an extra little "something" by sprinkling grape nuts on top and they really liked it!  

My #2 LOVES strawberries and strawberry yogurt, so she got both with a little sprinkling of Grape Nuts® on top for decoration.

My #3 loves yogurt - like every day - so i just gave him a small amount of Grape Nuts® on top (I was worried they might be a little too tough on his tummy).

My #1. Well, he doesn't eat anything except macaroni and cheese. He won't eat yogurt. He's never tasted a strawberry. Or a blueberry. Or a raspberry. Or any berry for that matter. So I just gave him a plain bowl of Grape Nuts® and BEGGED him to try one tiny piece. He did...not. But that's ok because the other two LOVED it!

This was our after dinner snack, while we all watched the trailer to the new Illumination movie SING©!!! We've seen this trailer a few times in movie theaters, but my kids really like it so I played it for them while we enjoyed our new treats!

I'm excited to see this movie!  And did you know Grape Nuts® is offering a SING© Sweepstakes for $100,000!?!?!?! WHAT! That's crazy! You need to enter it NOW! It' EASY!

  • First - got to and download a coupon to save money on your box of Grape Nuts® cereal.
  • Second - rip the box open to find your code inside. You will literally need to disassemble to box to get it.
  • Third, Go HERE to take the quiz to find out which contestant you most resemble. This is how you enter to win the $100,000! I took the quiz to enter and got Meena, the elephant that can blow down walls with her powerful voice LOL! #GOALS!
There is also a little wheel to spin to instantly win other prizes like movie tickets, speakers and more!

I love doing stuff like this with my kids! Just good quality time and letting them have treats that they really enjoy.  The yogurt with the grape nuts on top was the biggest hit - my husband and Father-In-Law had some also! 

So, make sure you pick up your box of Grape Nuts® and enter this SING© sweepstakes!!! I know I entered!!! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Promotion starts 11/1/16 at 12:00 PM (noon) ET and ends 3/31/2017 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Open only to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, 18 years of age or older. See Official Rules for instructions on how to enter, how to obtain codes without purchase, prize details, restrictions, odds of winning, etc. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor: Post Consumer Brands, LLC.

Until next time,



The Makeup Show Chicago 2016 Haul and Experience

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Hi there!

I'm SO behind on my posts. I'M ALWAYS BEHIND!!! But I'm TRYING! I swear I am guys!!!

So, back on November 12th I was able to attend The Makeup Show as a press representative which was SO EXCITING for me!!! I'd been to TMS several times before but this was the first time I was able to go as press. It was really fun! I met a few fellow bloggers for the first time and did A LOT of shopping! I got some awesome products at AMAZING prices and I'm so excited to share them with you! The video below has a ton of info and swatches of the items I bought. Below that, I've given links to them all, so you can go shopping LOL!
AJ Crimson
AJ Crimson Dual Skin Foundation #3

AJ Crimson Mint Metals Lipgloss in Go Off

Static Nails
Black Tie

Shattered Deeds in Black

Shattered Deeds in Pink

Sinners Dust

Holographic Spill

Rose Gold Edit

Danessa Myricks
Enlight Halo Powder in Fire

Constellation Glitter in North Star

Color Fix in Journey

Alone Beauty
Vargas Beauty Flat Kabuki

Ardell Lashes
Demi Wispies Multi Pack

Frends Beauty
D-Wispie Lashes

Beauty Blender - Regular Size

Beauty Blender Mini

Beauty Blender Cleanser

Z Palette

Stilazzi Pearl Eyeshadows

Stilazzi Matte Eyeshadows

Stilazzi Matte Blush

Ben Nye Banana Powder

Ben Nye Siena Powder

RCMA No Color Powder

Radiance Primer and 3D Lipstick are not yet available.

Let me know if you have any questions!!!



Winning Over Winter with BENGAY

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I have received information and materials from Johnson & Johnson 
Consumer, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division. The opinions
stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. This shop has been 
compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions 
are mine alone. #WinOverWinter #CollectiveBias

Hi there!

Since I share everything on social media, I think it's pretty easy to see that I've packed on a few pounds over the last year. About 20 to be exact. Pizza and soda (and all the fast food restaurants within walking distance to my house!) have been my downfall. I keep saying that it's time to lose this extra weight (plus about 30 more on top of it!) and I've finally decided to get started. With the Holidays coming (Thanksgiving is in 2 days!!!) it's only going to get worse! I bought some appetite control and energy supplements, pulled down my treadmill that's been folded up since May and have started doing some walking and just a LITTLE BIT of running. And I suck. I'm slow and get tired so fast. But I have to start somewhere, right?
I'm also sore, so I've pulled out one of the more serious meds I keep in what I call my "winter toolkit" - a bunch of medicines I keep on hand when winter aches, pains and GERMS take over and help me #WinOverWinter
Y'all know I go to Target for everything! LOL!
It might sound crazy, but I started using BENGAY when I was really young because my parents had it on hand. I used to dance a lot and was also really into rollerblading, so when I got sore, BENGAY was my go-to. And it still is for muscle aches.
This stuff REALLY helps sore muscles! And, I actually really like the way it smells! LOL! So minty! 

If you haven't tried BENGAY for sore muscles, you really should. It also helps with joint pain!

Until next time!



A New Fall Favorite - The Jord Wood Watch

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This post was sponsored by Jord Watches.  I received this 
product for free but all opinions expressed are my own.
Hi there!
OMG, it's taken me FOREVER to get this post up but I was just having the hardest time photographing this beautiful piece. I wanted to make sure I got it just right before I shared with you!
I received this GORGEOUS Wood Watch from Jord to try out. And let me tell you, I've been wearing it A LOT!  It's not only such a cool-looking watch, the color of it is just so perfect for fall and has worked so well with a lot of the outfits I've been wearing lately. But me and hubby aren't that great at photography so it took me a few weeks to get the shots just right. I want you to see just how nice it is!

I've worn this watch so many times since I received it, including Halloween and my birthday. It's so unique and goes so well with fall colors.
They sell watches for MEN and WOMEN.  I'm wearing the Fieldcrest Series Zebrawood and Maple Wood Watch.
I really love this watch and am so happy Jord sent this to me!  I know I'll continue to wear and I am going to get one for my husband for Christmas! He really likes mine - he compliments it every time I make him take a photo of it LOL!  So, SHH!!! Don't tell him!
Now for the exciting part!!! You have a chance to win a credit toward one of these beautiful, unique wood watches for yourself! 
Just use this link -
Fill out the entry form for your chance to win either a $75 e-gift code to the shop! If you don't win the big prize, don't worry - you will receive $20 e-gift code just for entering! But don't wait! The contest ends on November 27th, 2016 at 11:59PM!
And use this link to shop all their other styles!  
Watch Gift Ideas
I KNOW you will love them! So make sure you take advantage of the contest to earn your credit toward a new watch!

Until next time!



Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel Review

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This product was provided to me free for review but all opinions expressed are my own. 

Hi there! 

I just turned 37 last week. I've said it before - I work pretty hard at not looking and acting my age. You know most of my clothes come from Forever 21. Well, I'm trying to be eternally FOREVER 21!!! I don't want to get old! Not that 37 is that old, but you know...

So in the last few months I've started to take more interest in anti-aging products. I've been using a micro-needling roller and serum at night to avoid wrinkles, using eye cream, removing my makeup at night time more consistently (I have a bad habit of falling asleep with it on!), I've even used a so-called anti-aging cream for my hair!!! Not kidding. So of course I'm willing to try an anti-aging face wash.
Exuviance sent me their Purifying Cleansing Gel to test out and, just like any new product, I was very happy to try it! 

In researching the brand, I learned that the founders of this skincare line, Dr. Van Scott Dr. Yu, are also the inventors of the Glycolic Peel (a chemical peel where the acid breaks down the top few layers of skin to reveal fresh, radiant skin beneath.)  They offer a large array of products ranging from day to night, peels and masks, even makeup.  

This particular product is a soap free, anti-aging foaming cleanser "formulated with Alpha and Polyhydroxy Acids to sooth and improve the skin’s texture." 

This Purifying Cleanser is supposed to deep clean to remove makeup and other impurities.  It is soap-free, which means it's not drying. And it's meant to smooth and improve texture for all skin types. 

I tried this product after a long day having worn a full face of makeup. It's a nice cool gel with an AWESOME lather! I was honestly a little worried that this product wouldn't remove my makeup completely so just in case I used a makeup wipe first to be sure.  That was completely unnecessary. This stuff is thick and lathered so much that I had no reason to worry.  
It's very smooth - there are no micro beads for exfoliation which I've found all the other anti-aging washes I've used have.  They aren't needed - the AHA and PHA in the gel take care of that.  I'm honestly used to the little beads, but it's cool this formula doesn't need them.  
Even with it's thick later, the product rinsed off easily. And my skin was clean and felt fresh.
It's meant to be used day and night.  I'm the WORST with washing my face at night, but I'm working on it. After I tested this product, I stuck it right in my shower to use in the morning. I really liked it! 

Here's the kicker - it sounds a bit pricey at $34. BUT It's a REALLY BIG PRODUCT! It's 7.2 ounces and you don't need much to get a good lather!  So I'm sure it will last for a while. Don't let the price tag scare you. Also! If you check their site, they are offering a free full size product with a purchase of $75 or more! So you can get more for your money.

Just know that even thought I #gotitfree, I honestly liked the cleanser. The $34 price tag is a little bit of a turn off at first, but seeing how big the product is and how little you need for each wash, I think price-per-use makes it pretty easily worth it.  

Until next time,



HASK Superfruit Healthy Hair Collection & Brush Review

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I received these products free for review but all opinions expressed are my own.
Hi there!
I'm always ready to try out new hair products.  My hair has been through so much over the years and always seems to be having new issues. So when Hask asked me to try their new Superfruit Healthy Hair Collection, I was happy to! Especially the deep conditioner!
These products are formulated with Brilliant Shine Complex, which is a conditioning blend that helps maintain natural shine, fight frizz and restore resilience. Hask states that "superfruits have become mainstays within the health and beauty industry and for good reason – they are filled with more vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals and fatty-acids than any other fruits." All products are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors."

I had no idea what Superfruits are, but thankfully the Hask website gives a great breakdown. The shampoo contains Dragonfruit, Acai Berry and Mangosteen. The conditioner adds in Amazonian cupuaça butter for shine. The deep conditioner uses papaya for smoothness.

What I noticed when I used the shampoo is that it has a very fresh, kind of salon-formula scent, which I wasn't expecting since it's a fruit-filled line. But I love a fresh, clean scent so it was just fine.  
The conditioner was actually really impressive. With a lot of conditioners I need a TON of it to give my hair any slip, but only one squeeze (maybe the size of 2 quarters) was enough to condition my hair and give it enough slip that I could easily detangle it.
The deep conditioner was good.  The downside to it for me its that it has to be left on for 10 minutes. Lately I've been defaulting to conditioners that do double work as a deep conditioner if you leave it on for a little extra time. I need time saving products like that with 3 kids hanging around outside the bathroom while I get ready. But, I'm sure I can find an extra 10 minutes once a week for something like this.
Overall I liked these products! My husband does too as he has taken over the shampoo. That's another benefit - a product we both can use.  It would save us money over time instead of buying separate brands.
This product is available at major drug stores like Walgreens and CVS or at Target and Ulta.  Check the Hask site for a full list of retailers

Until next time,



Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme Review - #SnailedIt!

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I received the product free for review, but all options expressed are my own.


Hi there!

Ok - So I had to get that out of the way first because when I was first offered this product I was like "SNAILS???  WHAT???" But, this is made with Snail Essense, which is a highly concentrated blend proteins, glycolic acids and elastin that nature has developed as a way to protect snail skin from damage, infection and UV rays and has now been proven to awaken the youth in hair. It is well known for its super-moisturising properties. 
Kenra's site states these are the benefits of this product:

- Boosts shine
- Increases thickness
- Reduces breakage
- Tames frizz & flyaways
- Hydrates hair
- Improves elasticity
- Relieves scalp irritation
- Increases manageability
- Decreases coarseness for noticeably softer strands
- Provides heat protection
- Paraben and sulfate free
- For all hair types

I've tried this 2 times already and I think it's nice! It made my hair feel silky and when I blow dried it, it was smooth and shiny.  So I can speak to the instant benefits of the cream, but as I haven't tried it for a long time, I can't confirm long term benefits like reducing breakage or increasing thickness.  But in doing some researching into the snail cream craze, it seems like it's been around for a long time and people all over the world are using it for skincare. And it's currently a huge trend in Korea, where it's believed to be the best anti-aging skincare for your hair (don't forget, your hair is considered part of your skin!). You can read a lot more information about the history and the benefits of Snail Essense HERE.

The 2nd time I used this product, I curled my hair and threw in some hair extensions and it looked really great! I totally #SnailedIt! LOL! I will continue to try this product because my hair is color treated and I need to keep it moisturized to avoid breakage.  I will try to update in a few months after I've used it for longer.  
This product is now available at Ulta for $25 if you'd like to give it a try! The name was enough to intrigue me!

Let me know if you try it or if you have any questions!

Until next time,


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