Friday, February 28, 2014

Mott’s Bold New Juice Drinks Serve Up Kid-Preferred Flavors‏...

(The Jackson Five Family blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader review and giveaway. However all opinions are honest and our own!)

Mott's has some exciting new Juice Drinks on the market. You will love them because they have 40% less sugar than other fruit juices without any added any artificial sweeteners. Kids will love the great taste and exciting bold new flavors: Fruit Punch Rush, Wild Grape Surge and Strawberry Boom.
Mott's recently sent us a few samples for my kids to try and they were excited about it. They love juice so were excited to be little taste testers. My nieces are staying with us so they wanted in on the action too!

They loved the new Mott's juice. The liked both, but said the Fruit Punch Rush was their fave!
I went ahead and tried them as well. I wanted to see with the 40% less sugar if they really had a good flavor or not and they actually did. Very juicy and did not have that watered down taste like some other drinks we've tried.
I would definitely purchase these for my kids in the future and they are excited to try the Strawberry Boom next! 

We've teamed up with Mott's for a fun giveaway. Enter to win 6 bottles of the new Mott's Juice Drinks in your choice of Wild Grape Surge or Fruit Punch Rush.

What to wear on a night out in a casino..

What to wear on a night out in a casino

Contrary to the popular belief that casinos are all about extravagant elegance and glamour, nowadays they've taken a more casual approach to their dress code. The rise in popularity of games at sites like JackpotCity Casino slots being accessible from the home has led to a boom period for casinos.
The dress codes are mainly down to the diverse numbers of people that visit these establishments throughout the year, therefore, if you're stuck on what to wear, try and stay away from overly formal outfits such as tuxedos and evening gowns. Instead, when you're reaching into your wardrobe and searching through the endless selections of outfits you have, why not pick something that is both casual but smart also, think semi-formal get together/party and you'd be along the right tracks. This isn't to say that you have to forget about elegant dresses and designer suits, just that you need to mix and match the clothes with the right accessories in order to pull off the correct look.
If you're a man looking to give off a professional vibe while still maintaining the look of a customer looking for fun, why not partner some casual trousers, like chinos, with a more formal shirt, preferably with a slight pattern or no pattern at all. Once you have that foundation, you can then decide to add a tie, leave the tie, wear a formal jacket, or choose a waistcoat, etc., the list is quite extensive, so don't be afraid to have a play around with your clothes before you go for your night out.
If, however, you're a woman, you might find balancing the semi-formal look a lot more difficult than the men. This is because many of the cocktail dresses out there look a lot more like ball/evening gowns, therefore, try to find a dress that isn't overly showy, such as a bodycon dress with a distinctive pattern that will add a sense of fun and 'party girl' to your appearance. However, do keep in mind that, if you're there to play the tables as well as party, make sure that your outfit reflects thattry not to pick a dress that screams nightclub, but a dress that would fit in perfectly in that environment, but also look just as good at other outings.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hydrate winter skin with the OleHenriksen Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask...

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However all opinions are honest and our own!)

It's not getting any warmer here. Last week it did hit 50, but of course it rained. The rain melted most of the snow and then it got cold again! It's just been an unbelievable winter. When it was 50 last week the boys' thought it was spring and didn't want to wear coats. Yes, 50 felt so good and much like a heat wave. I think we will all appreciate the spring and summer months so much more this year!
So once again this weather has taken a tole on my skin. Everything has been so dry including my face. So today let's talk about a great mask that will not only hydrate, but will help smooth and polish skin as well.
It's the OLE HENRIKSEN Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask
 It includes some great ingredients that will benefit your skin this winter and throughout the year.
Blue/Blackberry Fruit Extract: Oxygenates, renews skin cells, smoothes and refines skin texture.
Lavender Extract: Reduces Inflammation while helping repair and renew the skin.
Pathenol (Vitamin B5): Hydrates and Nourishes skin.
Papaya Enzyme: Renews skin and removes dad skin cells.

Let's 'face' it keeping my skin hydrated and looking it's best is important to me. I'm a busy mom who doesn't have a lot of time so I love this enzyme mask. It takes just 10 minutes which makes it easy for me to apply before bed a few times a week and the lavender scent is very relaxing before bedtime too!  My skin has definitely felt softer and more hydrated after using this!

You can find it at Sephora for $34 (3.5 oz). I love that it's affordable and has tons of great reviews! This jar will last a long time and I love that it's perfect for sensitive skin too!!


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

All about butter LONDON Nail Lacquer...

(The Jackson Five Family blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!) 

I'm so excited to share my top 3 favorite spring Nail Lacquer shades from butter LONDON!
Number one is Molly Coddled

Molly Coddled is a pretty opaque lavender. It was named butter LONDON's Pantone Color of the Year, 2014! It's pretty, feminine and the perfect shade of purple for spring!

I absolutely adore it!
Coming in second is Cake Hole

Cake Hole is bright. We've had such a dreary winter and this color just cheers me up. It just pops and is so much fun! L-O-V-E it!!

Last, but certainly not least is Fiver

By far my favorite mint-green, E.V.E.R! 

 It's such a fun, flirty color. Who knew mint could look so beautiful on toes!?

All 3 of these shades are perfect for spring. They are so different, but so right heading into warmer months.
What's your next butter LONDON shade going to be?


Monday, February 17, 2014

Keep lips smooth with eos Smooth Lips Sphere Balm's! My new must-have product...

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)

Let's talk lips. 

Mine have been dry. I mean dry and cracked so bad that they've actually bled. It's gross. I know! Well luckily my sister-in-law introduced me to eos = evolution of smooth.

eos has many products, but probably their most popular are the Smooth Sphere Lip Balm's or lip savers as I've been calling them! They've quickly become my favorite, must-have product and have been a life saver for my lips this winter. 

Once you get one you'll want more. My fave is the Stawberry Sorbet, but I also loving the Lemon Drop which has SPF 15, perfect for keeping lips smooth and protected from the sun's rays.

There are many fun flavors to try --my next will probably be Summer Fruit. 


You can find these near the checkout isles of your favorite drug stores or by visiting:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Combat dry winter skin with the 100% Pure Cosmetics Sugar Scrub. Enter the giveaway too...

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader review and giveaway. However all opinions are honest and our own!)

I have never battled dry skin, hair and lips like I have this winter. The negative temperatures have really taken a toll on me.

So today I'm excited to introduce you to a few of my fave new products from 100% Pure Cosmetics which offers the most healthy, most pure line of skin and body products in the world. 100% Pure products are truly 100% pure. No synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins. 100% Pure offers the only makeup colored from the antioxidant rich pigments of fruits and vegetables.
Being so natural 100% Pure products are perfect to keep skin healthy and hydrated, without drying it out more!


My legs have never been so dry in my life so the first two products are wonderful to use in the shower to combat dryness and get rid of dry skin and the best part is, is that they smell amazing! 

I'm in love with this juicy Blood Orange Body Scrub. It smells so good. Just like freshly squeezed oranges. It sloughs off dead skin while leaving my legs feeling soft and smooth. The scrub is available in so many scents. I love the blood orange scent, but the Coconut, Strawberry Lemonade and Key Lime would be perfect scents to have for spring and summer.

The next product that is great for keeping skin soft and smooth is the 100% Pure Hydrating Body Wash. This rich, foaming formula will keep your skin soft, pampered and hydrated all year round. It's also available in many great scents. I'm loving the Green Apple --yum!

The last product is perfect for keeping your lips and cheeks feeling soft and nourished and giving them just a hint of color. It's the 100% Pure Lip and Cheek Tint. It's formulated with moisturizing shea and cocoa butters and colored with gentle fruit and vegetable pigments. I love that it gives my cheeks and lips a hint of color without having harsh chemicals in it. It's a great product heading into spring as it's lighter than lipstick and will give your cheeks the perfect dewy sheen.
I am definitely a fan of the 100% Pure products and can't wait to purchase more! You can read tons of great product reviews on QVC as well as purchase them there or by visiting:
I'm so excited about a fun give-a-way! 100% Pure Cosmetics is giving away one of their fabulous Sugar Scrubs valued at $28!! There are so many scents to choose from --which one would you love to try?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fibi and Clo Resort Sandal Collection --Available NOW!

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However all opinions are honest and our own!)
I keep seeing posts on Instagram of people near warmer temperatures and I must said that I'm a tad bit jealous. Okay that would be a total understatement as warmer temps are no where in site. It's just plain cold here and as I look around at all of the snow on the ground I'm realizing that spring still seems so far away!
That doesn't mean that I can't start adding fun spring and summer pieces to my wardrobe though. Hey it's better to be more prepared than not right?
So today I'm doing just that!
Fibi and Clo recently launched their Resort Sandal Collection that I featured here and today I'm excited to share one of my favorite styles with you --the Sea Star Wedge. Although I can't wear them much yet, I know that these pretty wedges will be a staple in my wardrobe come warmer months.

To shop all of the styles from the Fibi and Clo Resort Sandal Collection, please visit:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Monster Jam --Weekend Recap...

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received complimentary tickets to attend Monster Jam to help facilitate this feature. However all opinions are honest and our own!)
-- Monster Jam Recap --
Over the weekend we had the opportunity to attend Monster Jam --the world's largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring the biggest names in monster trucks including Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Monster Mutt, El Toro Loco, Captain's Curse, and Blue Thunder to name a few!
The boys' love monster trucks and were so excited when we walked in and saw their favorite, Grave Digger!
They were even more excited when we had the opportunity to get a picture with the driver of Grave Digger.
Photo: We got our picture with Grave Digger! The boys loved it!!! Made our night :-)

I thought it was pretty neat too!
The competition was fierce this year. The trucks soared over vans, smashed cars, got plenty of doughnut action and roared through the arena.  
The boys' loved the show, cheered for their favorites and enjoyed some monster sized treats!


They also had the opportunity to get signed autographs from every driver after the show was over and they thought that was awesome!
Monster Jam really is so much fun. They tour all over and you can find an event near you by visiting: