Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kroger Private Selection Upside Down Cakes


  • Available in three decadent varieties:
  • German Chocolate Fudge – chocolate fudge cake topped with caramel, coconut and pecan frosting
  • Double Chocolate Molten – moist chocolate cake topped with molten chocolate
  • Amber Honey Apple Spice – cinnamon spiced cake topped with apple slices and honey glaze
  • Made with premium ingredients, including real butter, fine chocolates and fruits, just like homemade
  • Only minutes to prepare – just warm, flip & serve
  • You’ll find them in the bakery section of the Kroger family of stores

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     The cake that I picked up at my Local Kroger store was the Double Chocolate Molten cake.

     The directions were very simple to follow: warm the cake in the oven for 12 minutes (or microwave for 3). Then flip the cake onto a serving plate and watch all the toppings drip over the sides. and that is exactly what I did (microwave version). Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take a picture before everyone devoured the cake. I did at least get a picture of my piece with my vanilla ice cream cream.

    After flipping the cake over the cakes appearance was bakery case quality. The texture of the cake was more like a dense brownie rather then cake, but to me the texture went great with the chocolate glaze. The cake also had a brownie taste but it was not as sweet. As far as the chocolate glaze it was more like a dark chocolate, together they were the perfect combination. In my opinion this cake would be great for any get together.

    My Possible Serving Suggestions

    • Sprinkle some chopped nuts on top.
    • Drizzle with melted peanut butter.
    • Swirl caramel on top.
    • Drizzle with melted marshmallow fluff.
    • Sprinkle with crushed cookies.
    • Sprinkle with chopped candy bars.
    • eat with the ice cream of your choice.

    Be sure to visit privateselection.com and download your own coupon for $1 or $2 off Private Selection Upside Down Cakes!

    I am a BzzAgent and received these products(and coupons) from BzzAgent.com for review at no cost to me. I receive no monetary compensation for my open and unbiased review. The purpose of BzzAgents is to generate word of mouth sharing of information about the products offered by both familiar and unfamiliar companies.

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes

    While on the lookout for the perfect mascara I kept seeing the commercial for the Colossal Cat Eyes. It didn't help that Walgreens had Maybelline products on sale BOGO 50%. So I picked up Maybelline Falsies for 7.99 and got Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes for 3.99. This mascara is suppose to provide Instant volume, no clumps, with collagen.
     
    The wand is a claw wand.
     
    My lashes before.
     
    My lashes after.
     

    My Opinion

    I love the way the mascara makes my outer lashes look a little longer, to help with that cat eye look. I just might have to post the cat eye difference with and without the mascara. There were no clumps. The mascara didn't flake at all. The mascara is waterproof so you would definitely need makeup remover to get it off. The formula is thin but that makes it very buildable.

    Have you ever tried this mascara and if you have how do you feel about it?

    Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream


    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream is a new multi-faceted solution for a multitude of skin concerns. If you have oily skin, then you probably have a product to treat shine, and to minimize pores, and to cover blemishes. And maybe a few more products, too. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream can address all those oily-skin needs with just one application. Your skin will have a flawless, lightweight matte finish, and you’ll only need one product to get it.

     

     

    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream:

    • Works on combination to oily skin with three shades: Light/Medium, Medium/Deep, and Deep
    • Features an ultra absorbent formula and contains mineral Perlite, which retains twice its weight in oil and water
    • Is formulated with sheer natural mineral pigments, so you’ll get a natural matte finish with each use
    • Is non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic: it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts
    • Is oil-free, non-greasy
    • Is Available for a suggested retail price of $12.99
    I used the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream with high hopes of it working for my skin. I was sent the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream in Medium/Deep. The reason I chose Medium/Deep was because from my experience with other B.B. Creams Deep is to dark for me. To my surprise Medium/Deep is to light for my skintone, so I have to mix Medium/Deep, and Deep to get a workable color for my skintone.

    The Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream age went on with a sheer coverage. I didn't mind the sheer coverage because I don't intend to use it as a foundation. Its as if its my skin with a matte finish. I did notice that the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream did keep down the shine in my oily spots. As for my dry spots it made them look flaky so I have to make sure to use a moisturizer

    As far as my overall thoughts on the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream, I would definitely recommend it. So if you haven't tried it go check it out


    I am a BzzAgent and received these products(and coupons) from BzzAgent.com for review at no cost to me. I receive no monetary compensation for my open and unbiased review. The purpose of BzzAgents is to generate word of mouth sharing of information about the products offered by both familiar and unfamiliar companies.

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escapes

     
    Have you every tried Ghirardelli Chocolates Sea Salt Escape?
     
    Ghirardelli Chocolate Sea Escape
    The decadently rich and creamy milk chocolate in Sea Salt Escape is combined with burst of sea salt and roasted almonds delivering an epicurean chocolate experience. Experience a moment of timeless pleasure with all natural Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk Chocolate. 
     
     
    The Ghirardelli Chocolate Sea Escape retail for $2.79 at grocery stores, drug stores, Target, Walmart.
     
    All of Ghirardelli Chocolates are stamped with their logo.
    Each Ghirardelli bar contains 8 chocolate squares.

    From looking at the bottom of the chocolate you can see that it contains a good amount of chopped almonds. Unlike some chocolates on the market instead of whole almonds the almonds are chopped which gives you an even distribution of almonds, so you get almonds in every bite. 
     
    This chocolate is so delicious. Ghirardelli hit the nail on the head with this combination. You get the perfect combination of crunchy, salty, and sweet chocolate. So, now instead of  eating chips and chocolate together all I have to do is get a Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape and enjoy my own little world .If your like me and sometimes get a craving for a salty, sweet, and crunchy treat, then this would be the perfect chocolate bar for you.
     
    Check Out Ghirardelli
    On the Ghirardelli website you can find their products, gifts, and recipes.
     
     
     
    I received these products(and coupons) from Influenster for review at no cost to me. I receive no monetary compensation for my open and unbiased review. The purpose of Influenster is to generate word of mouth sharing of information about the products offered by both familiar and unfamiliar companies.