My Holiday Wishlist + Giveaway

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Walgreens. All opinions are my own.

Today I’m waiting for the  Mega Millions drawing to come on. The jackpot is up to over 600 million! On the news they were interviewing people about what’d they’d buy and I thought it’d be  fun to make a list of what I’d buy.

My holiday Wishlist:

1. Clairisonic: I want to see what all the buzz is about, plus my skin sucks!

2.  Naked 3 Makeup Palette: Do I really need another naked palette? No! Do I want one? Heck yeah!

3. A good tripod: Mine is wobbly and gives me mini panic attacks that my camera is going to topple.

4. Louis Vuitton Speedy

5. New Laptop: Mine is missing the f key and can no longer hold a charge!


I know these items make me sound horribly materialistic and selfish, but hey sometimes you need to treat yourself especially during the holiday season! Walgreens is helping people treat themselves this year.

When you purchase Axe products you can get a Walgreens Giftcard AND you can be entered to win the new Xbox One.

To get the Giftcard: Just buy $15 worth of Axe Products

To enter the Xbox Giveaway: Just Scan your receipt

You can also snag some coupons and free samples this Saturday December 21 at Walgreens Axe Saturdate.

It’s a win win situation. You get the hard to buy for guy off your list, he’ll smell great, AND you can earn a giftcard to treat yourself to a new lipstick or nail polish!

Want another chance to get free stuff? Enter to win my $20 Walgreen GC Giveaway below!
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What do you want for Christmas?

Ziaja Stocking Stuffers Giveaway

You know what I hate? When companies market $50+ items as stocking stuffers! I have no problem gifting expensive things to good friends/family, but it sure as heck ain’t hiding in a stocking! It’s going front and center under the tree.

To me a stocking stuffer is a cheap little extra like candy or hand cream.

That is why I was so thrilled to see that EVERYTHING over at Ziaja Cosmetic is under 10 bucks. They have a great selection of hair, skin, and bath products available.

I’ve partnered with them to giveaway 3 Cocoa Butter Hand Creams to one lucky winner.

Enter on the rafflecpter below. Best of luck!
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David’s Cookies Review + Giveaway

Disclaimer: The David’s Cookies used in this review were sent to me for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.


Companies that send cookies through the mail are nothing new. However, ones that taste deliciously home made are hard to find. David’s Cookies are a great choice to consider. They taste homemade and are super chewy!

They are truly “A Bite above the rest”!

1. Soft and chewy. They stay this way even after several days.
2. Packed with chips,nuts, ect. They were very generous with the toppings.
3. Layered in the tin by type so you can easily pick what you want.
4. free 2 day shipping

The flavors I tried out here:
1.Chocolate Chunk: Delicious semi sweet chocolate
2. Double Chocolate Chunk:At least 2 chocolate chunks in every bite (my favorite!!)
3.White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
4.Oatmeal Raisin: Thick, hearty cookie with a generous sprinkling of raisins
5.Peanut Butter with Resee’s Peanut Butter Chips: Peanut Butter Heaven
6. White Chocolate and Dried Cherries (Mom’s favorite)

1. with only wax paper between the layers, the cookies begin to taste like each other.

David’s Cookies also offer a delicious selection of cakes and brownies as well!

David’s Cookies has been kind enough to offer one lucky Baking Beauty reader a tin of their cookies. Please enter on the rafflecopter below. Best of luck!
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What flavor would you like to try most?

InfraShine 2 Inch Flat Iron Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: The InfraShine 2 Inch Flat Iron used in this review was sent to me for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.



I have very thick curly hair. While I usually embrace this, I like to straighten my hair for special occasions and pictures. I’ve always gone with whatever is one sale at the big box store, but now I’m hooked on my InfraShine iron. Let me tell you why.

What I loved:
1. Glides through hair with little effort.
2. Quick. As mentioned above I have massive hair. Smaller irons make straigthening a long drawn out process (30+ minutes). However, I was able to get my hair done in only around 15 minutes with the larger 2 inch iron!
3.More smoothing/moisturizing than my previous flat iron. It left my hair touchably soft NOT fried. I think it also fights frizz. Combined with my hair oil, it is a dream come true!
4.Long cord that makes it easy to move around.
5. It heats up quickly (less than 2-3 minutes).
6. Adjustable temperature. I don’t need the highest temp to get great results either.

What I didn’t like:

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InfraShine has been kind enough to giveaway one to a reader as well. Please enter on the rafflecopter below. Best of luck!

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Barts Cookies Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: The cookies used in this review were sent to me for consideration. All opinions are my own.


It’s not secret I LOVE chocolate chip cookies. Home made, store bought, and everything in between! I love trying new recipes and enjoying the recipes others create.

When I read that Bart Smith makes The World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, I knew I needed to taste them!

I got to try out the Milk Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip with peanuts.

Tall cookie with a great mouth feel. Even though they’re tiny it takes a while to eat so you can savor it!
Generous with the chips
Great variety (7 different flavors) plus gluten free options.
Affordable. You’re obviously going to pay more for the convenience , but at only 17.95 a dozen these are cheaper than my local bakery.

A little dry although I fear this may be a result of shipping
Packaging: I’d love to see fancier packaging and/or tins available.

Bart’s Cookies has been kind enough to giveaway one dozen cookies to one lucky Baking Beauty reader.

Please enter on the rafflecopter below. Best of luck!

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Mrs. Fields Joy Review/Giveaway

Disclosure: The Mrs. Field’s Cookies enjoyed in this review were sent to me for consideration. All opinions are my own.


When it comes to people who are hard to buy for, I always go with a food gift. You can be sure they’ll be enjoyed and shared with guests during the holidays.

If someone was buying ME a food gift I would request cookies (HINT HINT). One company that always has delicious and attractive holiday cookies is Mrs. Fields.

My Joy Tin has a great variety of cookies. There’s truly something for everyone.

It includes:
Chocolate Chip (Packed with chips!)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip(My favorite it has great peanut butter taste)
Peanut Butter
Dark Chocolate with White Chocolate Chips(Unique and delicious)
Oatmeal Raisin
and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut(Mom’s favorite!)

However, they also offer a brownie version with frosted cookies and peppermint taffy. Yum!

All the cookies are soft and chewy. They also are packed with flavor and chocolate.

Mrs. Fields has been kind enough to giveaway one Joy Tin to a lucky Baking Beauty Winner (US Only).

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Good luck!