InStyler Hot Styling Tools #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Jennifer’s Deals was sent product(s) in exchange for this review post. No monetary gain was received. However, all said opinions are of my own. A huge thank you to Vocal Point for providing products for this post!

What woman doesn’t love to have all the hot hair styling tools? I know this woman right here does! So, when I got the chance to work with Vocal Point to review three InStyler styling tools, I was super excited. I was sent the InStyler Ionic Styler Pro, InStyler Rotating Iron and the InStyler Auto Curler. Want to know something even cooler than this? Well, I am sure you have seen the As Seen On TV Infomercials for the Ionic Styler Pro? That is the one I was sent! Yay!


The first InStyler styling tool that I could not wait to try out was the Ionic Styler Pro. The Ionic Styler Pro is four tools in one. It will straighten your hair, add waves/curls, add shine and add body! Amazing, right?! The Ionic Styler Pro is so versatile that you can use it to style your hair and achieve similar results when compared to using a flat iron, curling iron, conical wand or round brush. I have really liked using the Ionic Styler Pro as a flat iron. It leaves my hair so smooth and shiny. I have used it as a hot brush, but can’t seem to get the hang of it YET! The advantage to the Ionic Styler Por is that it will not crush or burn your hair or put creases in your hair. The gentle heat allows superior styling and touch ups when compared to using just a round brush.

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The next styling product that I used was the InStyler Auto Curler. Now, one of my favorite ways to wear my hair is in curls. I could not wait to try this out. The Auto Curler provides natural long-lasting beautiful curls in 3 seconds! Yes, you read that right! 3 seconds! I can do my hair in less than 10 minutes when I use the Auto Curler! This fits my lifestyle so perfect because I hate spending a ton of time on my hair. My morning routine is makeup and hair done in 15 minutes. My morning routine is so easy when I use the Auto Curler.

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With the unique open barrel design of the Auto Curler, your hair is visible and exposed at all times, preventing hair from getting tangled and becoming jammed in the unit. The open design and ample space surrounding the barrel also makes it easy for the Auto Curler to curl long and thick hair.


Finally, the last styling tool I used was the InStyler Rotating Iron. This was the first time that I had ever used a styling tool like this one before. The Rotating Iron straightens curls, adds two times body and shine to your hair. This Rotating Iron has a 2-way motorized auto-rotation, 4 heat settings and ionic bristles. The InStyler MAX lets you easily control the direction of the rotating barrel. With the barrel rotating toward the end of your hair you MAXIMIZE the smoothing and polishing action of the motorized barrel. InStyler MAX’s Black Tourmaline Ceramic ensures even heat distribution, smoothly engages your hair, and works with the Ionic Bristles to surround your hair with frizz-reducing negative ions.

I am still getting the hang of the Rotating Iron. I’ve tried to curl my hair with it but I wasn’t that happy with the results. It is not the tool but me. I am a newbie when it comes to things like this so I don’t think I am holding it right. However, I did straighten my hair and it turned out really well. I have never seen my hair with so much body and shine! I got several compliments that day at work.

Overall, I am very happy with all three InStyler styling tools and highly recommend them for the holidays!

You can buy the InStyler Ionic Styler Pro, InStyler Auto Curler and InStyler Rotating Iron at

Now, I want to know what you think. Have you tried any of these styling tools before? If so, how did you like them?

Paula Dorf’s Aztec City Eye Pallete & Paula Dorf’s Teal Mascara #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Jennifer’s Deals was sent a product(s) in exchange for this review post. No monetary gain was received. However, all said opinions are of my own.

I am the type of person when it comes to makeup, I am very laid back. But the type of makeup that I really enjoy using is eye shadows and mascara. I can not go out of the house without some on. So when I got the chance to review Paula Dorf’s Aztec City Eye Pallete and Paula Dorf’s Teal Mascara.

From the desert sand to the crisp blue sky this Aztec City Palette has it all! With just the right balance of professional and flirty, this palette lets you decide between knockout nudes, classy colors, or a mesmerizing mix of both. These five shades allow you to customize your look and transform your mindset to the bronzed beauty of the desert. The sleek mirrored case also contains a specially designed double-ended brush for the perfect application.


I really like neutral colors like brown and tan. With that being said, I have really enjoyed the tan and brown colors of the Paula Dorf’s Aztec City Eye Pallete. I haven’t used any of the other colors yet, but plan on it when I have a date night! I used a simple eye brush to apply the eye shadow. It applies smoothly and didn’t smudge. I hate eye shadows that end up smudging and make me look like a raccoon!

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I also have really enjoyed the Paula Dorf’s Teal Mascara. I have used several different brands over the years and I have honestly never used anything as good as Paula Dorf’s Teal Mascara! It went on perfect. I did not have any clumps or runs.


I recommend Paula Dorf’s Aztec City Eye Pallete and Paula Dorf’s Teal Mascara as a perfect gift for the older teens and adults you may be buying for!

Paula Dorf is famous for unique “trick” products that offer solutions to every woman’s makeup concerns, such as Transformer (from eye shadow to liquid liner), Perfect Illusion for lips (ends feathering lips), Perfect Illusion for eyes (smoothes skin), Perfect Primer (keeps foundation fresh), Enhancer baby eyes (brightens eyes) and Clean-Up Stick (erases makeup mistakes).

Crafting bushes from art supply stores, our early tools included the award winning Foundation Brush, Cheek Cream Brush and Eye Transformer Brush, so unique they are patented. Paula Dorf’s designs are so phenomenal that other companies have tried to duplicate them, yet none have been able to match.

After working on their unparalleled brush collection, Paula Dorf Cosmetics created a high quality, long-wearing, easy to use color cosmetic line that is designed for every woman. Their makeup philosophy is to empower women and is captured best in their signature phrase: Become your own makeup artist.

Seen in the latest issues of In Style, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle and on celebrities including Jessica Simpson, Sandra Bullock, Debra Messing and Reneé Zellweger, Paula’s products are constantly embraced as industry favorites.

Paula Dorf Cosmetics has received a variety of accolades over the years including multiple “Allure Best of Beauty” awards, Self Magazine’s Healthy Beauty Award and the Fashion Group International “Rising Star Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2006.

All Jennifer’s Deals readers will get a FREE Paula Dorf Teal Mascara with purchase when you use code: TEAL!

VeggieTales In The House #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this product for a review. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. All said opinions are of my own. However, no monetary gain was received.


I have wrote about VeggieTales several times. It is a huge hit in my house, so whenever I get the opportunity to review anything VeggieTales I jump on it! I recently got the opportunity to review VeggieTales: In The House on Netflix.

Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and all their veggie friends venture off the countertop and into a bigger world for the very first time in VeggieTales In the House, which brings the beloved faith-based brand to their first ever Netflix original series. With important life lessons and inspirational messages built into each story, every episode also features a brand-new song, ensuring that the veggies are always fresh… and always fun!

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When I first learned that VeggieTales was getting it’s very own original series on Netflix, I knew that my girls was going to be very excited! They have their own Netflix account and watch all kinds of different movies and TV shows, so I knew the second I showed them this new series they were going to be glued to the TV.

Each episode is 22 minutes long, but separated into 11 minute stores that share important life lessons designed for every VeggieTales fan! I always like that the fact that VeggieTales is constantly teaching my children different lessons. Haley and Amberly were very excited that there was new songs throughout the episodes. It did not take them long to know the words to these new songs. There are five episodes currently available for Netflix members in the US and Canada.

I was also told about the all-new VeggieTales Holiday Hotline. Find out just how easy it is by dialing the all-new VeggieTales Holiday Hotline, created in conjunction with the equally all-new series VeggieTales in the House, available exclusively on Netflix starting on November 26.  Just call toll-free, 1-844-2-VEGGIES (or, if you’re more numerically inclined, that’s 1-844-283-4443). Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber are manning the phones 24 hours a day, telling jokes, singing songs, sharing Scripture and even providing recipe tips to families all across the U.S.

Our First Christmas #BookReview #HolidayGiftGuide

Jennifer’s Deals was sent product(s) in exchange for this review post. No monetary gain was received. However, all said opinions are of my own.

Christmas is 12 days away! Can you believe it?! With Christmas just around the corner, I bet you are rushing to buy your last minute gifts for your family and friends. How about stocking stuffers? I have been introduced to a great book that would make the perfect stocking stuffer! 

Our First Christmas features four short stories by Lisa Jackson, Mary Burton, Mary Carter and Cathy Lamb. I have really enjoyed the short stories in Our First Christmas. It is a book full of romance and who doesn’t enjoy a good romance story during the holidays? 


“It’s that time of year when the world falls in love…”

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“Our First Christmas” Lisa Jackson

Megan Johnson’s marriage is over- or so she thinks. When her husband Chris lands in the hospital, fighting for his life, she remembers the unexpected joy of their first Christmas together.

“A Ranger for Christmas,” Mary Burton

The holidays bring painful memories for history professor Marissa Thompson. Agreeing to help Texas Ranger Lucas Cooper solve a case offers the perfect distraction. But as danger threatens, the joy of love has never been more tempting.

“A Southern Christmas,” Mary Carter

Reporter Danielle Bright is heading home for the holidays to write up a feature story about Christmas down south- and possibly win back her ex. But Sawyer, the sexy photographer along for the ride, is determined to jingle her bells.

“Christmas in Montana,” Cathy Lamb

Family is the ideal antidote to getting fired, but Laurel Kelly isn’t prepared for the changes at home in Montana- or the fact that her college boyfriend Josh Reed now owns the family land. But a blue Christmas could be the perfect surprise for a holiday to remember.

One Direction Limited Edition Tins Review #makeupby1D #thelookscollection #markwins

Jennifer’s Deals was sent product(s) in exchange for this review post. No monetary gain was received. However, all said opinions are of my own. 

One Direction has released a whole set of makeup for their fans. One thing that my daughter, Haley, has asked for Christmas and that is makeup. She is growing up on me. To go along with the masacara, lip gloss and nail polish kit (which you can read all about HERE), there is eye shadows kits available! 

Haley has absolutely loved the three tins we received. So far, her favorite color has been Same Mistakes- Metallic mint. But each color is very vibrant and I think perfect for the younger generation. For myself, I don’t really like these colors since I am more into neutral not so vibrant colors. However, for the generation that surrounds the One Direction fan base, I think that these would make a great gift for the holidays! 

Created for – and inspired by- fans of the world’s biggest band, this limited-edition beauty collection is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, just like ONE DIRECTION.

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There are 5 Limited Edition Tins available (1 for each band member). Tins include:

  • Eye Shadows:
    • Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
    • Tell Me a Lie- Metallic nude pink
    • Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
    • I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
    • Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
    • Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer
  • Eye Pencil:
    • I Want- True matte black
  • Lip Gloss:
    • Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
    • One Thing- Frosted pink ice
    • Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
    • Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine
  • Lip Gloss Top Coat:
    • Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle
  • Nail Varnish:
    • Stole My Heart – Magenta pink shimmer
    • Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes


These new sets are available in the following stores now:
Sears USA, Kmart, Target, and Walmart Canada.
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A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.

One Direction Makeup Kit Review #makeupby1D #thelookscollection #markwins

Jennifer’s Deals was sent product(s) in exchange for this review post. No monetary gain was received. However, all said opinions are of my own.

When I asked my oldest daughter, Haley, to name some things she wanted for Christmas, one thing on the top of her list was makeup. She is 8 years old is starting to like wearing makeup and dressing up. Being so young, I am iffy on letting her start fully wearing makeup. However, I see no problem with letting her dress up around the house. So when I got the chance to review One Direction’s Electro Glam Mascara, Liquilights Glow Gloss and Rock Me Nail Kit from One Direction’s Makeup Kit, I knew that Haley would really like enjoy it.

I did not make her wait to see these (even though they would make a GREAT gift). She snatched them right away and could not wait to try everything on! She is a One Direction’s fan as well, so the fact it is  One Direction makeup was a bonus! Haley dolled herself up with bright pink lip gloss and blue fingernail polish. She really didn’t try the mascara right away since she really did not know what it was for. But once I informed her that she could use it as hair mascara she freaked! She likes to add colors to her hair and so does her sister. They each did each other’s hair and had different very bright colors in their hair. Note: It did wash out very easily.


About Electro Glam Mascara:

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Give your look a jolt of electric colour, with this limited-edition trio of ultra-bold coloured mascaras for hair and lashes, in three heavily pigmented, buildable colours. FOR LASHES: Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of colour to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to the entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better! AS A HAIR MASCARA: Apply to small sections of hair and swipe through for instant ELECTRIC highlights.

Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue

Does he know? – Pinkest hot pink

Story of my life- Amped canary yellow


About Liquilights Glow Gloss:

Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night. Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction creme lipstick for a bolder look.

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light

Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light

Taken- Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light


About Rock Me Nail Kit:

Rock Me Nail Kit, featuring Neon UV-reactive Nail Varnish and UV-Reactive Glitter nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night. Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle!

Nail Varnish:
Happily– UV iced blue glitter
Moments- UV neon pink
Diana- UV 3D holographic Glitter Toppings:
Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter
Star– UV holo glitter
Makeup by One Direction is in the following stores NOW:
Macy’s, Dillards, Boscov’s, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands, & Lord & Taylor!
Learn About the Brand
A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.

Rubber Duckie & Friends #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Jennifer’s Deals was sent a product(s) in exchange for this review post. No monetary gain was received. However, all said opinions are of my own.


Rubber Duckie & Friends bath and shower wands for kids make bath good clean fun! The soft, spray won’t sting and is gentle enough to bathe infants and toddlers. Your kids will love the bath. Then, as they grow Rubber Duckie & Friends become their first very  own shower head. 

With three kids, I have to come up with creative ways to get bath time accomplished. Especially with my daughter Amberly. She is scared to get water in her eyes and HATES taking a shower. I have to admit, that there are times when I tell them to hop in the shower because it is quicker and easier on me, especially if I have had a long hard day. So when I was introduced to Rubber Duckie & Friends, I was excited to give it a try.

If you remember, I did post a quick blurb about Rubber Duckie & Friends. From reading this information, I knew that it would be a great fit for my family.

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When it first arrived, I was a little bit overwhelmed on how it works. At first, I thought that it did not have an adapter but my boyfriend showed me the 2 way diverter and told me how easy it was going to be to attach it to our shower head. It didn’t take him 5 minutes to get our Rubber Duckie & Friends  hooked up and ready to go. I really liked that the hose was extra long. It has made it really easy for my two daughters to use.  I also like the suction cups. It sticks very well and does not slide down the shower wall. The water pressure is perfect for little babies as well. It is quite as good as my shower head, but it works for kids! That is the point, huh? 

I definitely  recommend Rubber Duckie & Friends for the holidays and baby showers! 

You can buy on Rubber Duckie & Friends site! You can save 50% off with promo code: PNMAG (coupon only applies to the bath & shower wands, not the hooded towels)

Rubber Duckie & Friends is available at and all buybuyBABY and participating Bed Bath & Beyond stores in the US.

Four FREE Gifts From Tiny Prints #Freebies

Still looking for a Christmas gift that says, “I actually took a moment to think of you and make you something special,” but don’t want to
spend an arm and a leg?

Tiny Prints has you covered. They are offering one of four free gifts to all customers. You can choose from a free photo magnet, a free personalized coffee mug, or a free personalized notepad. You can also choose to get $16.99 off personalized home decor. Just click here and use promo code CHOOSEGIFT when you check out to get it free. Shipping will run you less than $10 in most locations.

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Check out Tiny Prints now and get someone a great personalized gift, with meaning, this Christmas.

P.S. This is also the last day of their sitewide sale. All orders get 30% off and orders of $99+ get 40% off with promo code 40SWSALE. And, if your total order is more than $49, you get free shipping (use code FREESHIP49).

Hand-Carved Wooden Spoons #Review & #Giveaway #HolidayGift Guide #GiftCatalog ~12/13~

Jennifer’s Deals was sent product(s) in exchange for this review post. No monetary gain was received. However, all said opinions are of my own.

I am the type of shopper that likes to find gifts that are not the normal gifts one would shop for. I like finding the gifts that are unique and serves a purpose. Championing convenience, gift cards topped the list of popular gifts for 2013 ( Let’s forget the gift cards this year! Get creative this holiday season by giving your friends and loved ones delicious, poverty-fighting holiday gifts from the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog.

Since it began in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative; more than 844,000 people helped someone through the Catalog in the last fiscal year alone.

More than 250 items, ranging in price from $10 to $39,000, are available online and in the print catalog to help improve quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world. When you give where it is needed the most, you can receive handcrafted gifts that are perfect for holiday baking or entertaining.  Here are a few gifts that you could choose from the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog:

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Prosperity Cinnamon: Know a friend or family member who loves to bake? Each beautifully-carved cinnamon bark box contains 3 oz. of cinnamon and bears a common Asian character for prosperity. Vietnam’s renowned sweet cinnamon is a renewable resource collected from the Cassia tree, sold to benefit generations of hard-working families. $85


Fair-Trade Coffee Set: For the coffee lover, this 12 oz. coffee set is blended by, using delicious flavors from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica, and is delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. $65

Hand-Carved Serving Spoons: A perfect gift for holiday entertaining, each beautiful set of two hand-carved olivewood serving spoons is delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. The serving spoons are made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya. $65


I was able to choose one of the above to review AND giveaway. After much consideration, I decided to go with the Hand-Carved Wooden Spoons. When I first received these spoons, I was really pleased. These spoons are HEAVY which means this isn’t a cheap made set of wooden spoons. I have owned many different brands of serving spoons throughout my life and these hand-carved wooden spoons are nothing like the ones I have owned in the past. I have to admit, these are the best spoons I have ever owned.

Let’s talk about the bag. The bag is thick and looks so beautiful. At first, I didn’t realize that the bag was hand-stitched. Whoever hand-stitched this bag did an excellent job. The bag is sturdy. It would take some major effort to rip this bag or wear it out. I used them during our Thanksgiving dinner and received quite a few compliments. I was asked where I got them and that gave me the great opportunity to tell them all about World Vision’s Gift Catalog and how great the benefits are if you buy from this catalog.

To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, visit or call 855-WV-GIFTS.

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