Friday, December 19, 2014

Best Holiday Ever Starts With The Best Gifts from Best Buy

While we are in the thick of the season and the holiday shopping has started to seriously commence I thought I would add some awesome ideas for those really special gifts we all want under our Christmas Tree this year and thanks to Best Buy here are some awesome suggestions for your holiday gift guide.These gifts are definitely on my gift list and here is why they should be on yours.

Best Gift Ideas From Best Buy

Xbox One: The  XBOX ONE  is the best console to have come out in years. Built by gamers, for gamers, Xbox One offers impressive graphics and can integrate and control live TV with Kinect.Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps. Games with the best exclusive titles like(Halo and Sunset Overdrive). Blockbusters such as(Assassin's Creed, and Call of Duty)and lets not forget the hottest franchises (Madden, 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and of course family favorites like(Skylanders, Just Dance 15, and Fantasia:Music Evolved) XBox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

JBLPortable Speaker: Here is something I definitely will be adding to my own personal wish list this year. JBL has a series of really great electronic gifts this year to allow you to take your music and bring it new levels of rich sound. JBL speakers are compatible with most Bluetooth enabled devices, USB charging capabilities, and so much more. Whether you choose the Charge 2 which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own lists on a single speaker. You can also go with the Flip 2 for its superior SoundClear echo and noise cancellation to pick up calls on a speaker. Lastly to round it out are a pair of awesome ergonomic earbud headphones with built in magnets to keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

Garmin and Tom Tom: Finally to round out this list of must haves, What is more important than arriving to a special destination?? Well you need to know how to get there first,  and with Garmin and Tom Tom devices you can do just that.Featuring bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates.Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest.

Bottom line is Best Buy is  your one stop shop for all your gifting needs this holiday season!

Happy Shopping!

 The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Giveaway With Freebie Ninja and More!!

Hello all and Welcome to CholyFlower!
My name is Dawn, I am currently 44 and a Mom, actor, volunteer, substitute and of course a vlogger/blogger.
My main focus here on my blog is reviews on products and also lifestyle experiences, giveaways and an occasional personal entry of my life which I will be expanding on in the coming year.

This is where it all started for me about 2 yrs ago when I first decided I wanted to break into the beauty community but more importantly on how to save and get deals!

I first started out with a Rite-Aid Haul to first get my feet wet on my YOUTUBE channel. If you know anything about me I love a good deal especially if it has anything to do with makeup, beauty, clothes and jewelry. After some very raw and awkward filming of hauls etc.. I branched out into the freebie and samples world and that is how I hooked up with my good friend..FREEBIE NINJA. In my opinion he is the King of Freebies!! Since following him I have been able to get to know so many great people in this community and score awesome freebies and samples!! Since I also love to review subscription boxes, coupon for beauty items and receive freebies I decided to start a page dedicated to swapping samples called SampleSwapShop on Facebook. Come and check it out if you have never been!!

Now to the GIVEAWAY!!!

When I heard that Freebie Ninja was compiling a huge giveaway with other incredible bloggers I knew I had to get involved and I also knew it had to be big so here is what I will be personally giving away:

This is the INstyler Tulip Curler Wand:Curling your hair has never been so fast and easy. With the tap of a button, you can have perfect curls and waves every time. With the unique open barrel design of the TULIP, your hair is visible and exposed at all times, preventing hair from getting tangled in the unit. Retail Value: $99.99 *(Now through 1/31/15 use code:SAVE30 GO HERE TO PURCHASE.
Entry in my giveaway will be simple. Just follow the Rafflecopter below with my code:Budling and please make sure to enter the other codes as well for all the other bloggers participating.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and also to Freebie Ninja for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful giveaway.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Home Depot Giveaway

Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway (Value: $100)

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Website Get Great Deals on High End Brands, Accessories, Clothes and Drugstore Makeup

The following post is sponsored by DIVINE AND SEXY I was sent these products through their website for free all opinions are my own.

As you all probably figured out by now I love to get a great deal especially in relation to beauty products and makeup!  Recently I was given the privilege of 
a $20 gift certificate and a chance to choose anything I liked off the site. 

This of course is a hard task when you consider all the possibilities. 

1. New Items are added everyday!!

2. Under $5 section: Here's where you really score the deals as they offer great brands like BH Cosmetics, B Vain, NYX, Clinique, Hard Candy at a fraction of what you would find them anywhere else.

3.Luxury and High End Products: My jaw literally dropped when I saw some of the brand names that were offered and again at a fraction of what you would find at any Sephora or Ulta store. (ex. GlamGlow, Bobbi Brown, Essie and China Glaze) just to name a few. 

4 .An array of different boxes: If you like surprises you will love this feature! They offer all sorts of boxes and price points (anywhere from $49.99 for a clothing box to a $14.99 makeup box) if you are stuck on what to pick out this is definitely the option to go with. 

5. Free shipping when you spend $20: This is one of my favorite features on the website because you can really get a lot of bang for your buck and shipping is free. I also received my items very well packaged and was shipped out the same day I placed the order.

Shipping varies internationally make sure to check before you order!!

Coupon Code for 25% is DHYT

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide Review and Giveaway:Kno-Bu Brand Button and Knob Wrapz

Winter is vastly approaching us here in NY as we speak we are set to have snow here on Thanksgiving!!! and although winter weather is definitely not one of my favorite things. Hats certainly ARE.  Ask anyone who knows me I am definitely a hat girl. Fedoras, knit ones, pull overs, baseball caps.. you name it I have it.

Up until I was asked to review these KNO-BU BRAND BUTTON AND KNOB WRAPZ. I was sent this pom-pom hat as you see pictured below and some "wrapz" to change it up. 

Let me tell you a little bit about these adorable wraps before I continue.
Kno-bu wraps were created by a New England Mom simply because she was bored with
the standard buttons on her coats and accessories. So she created these interchangeable wraps you can quickly swap out anytime you feel like a change!

The fabric coverings are made to stretch over any button and transform them from blah to voila! an idea that I think will quickly catch on because of all the styles and options you will now have to be different or to really complete your look!!

I absolutely love this idea and I love this hat!!! Check out my video below to see how it looks!! Additionally they also carry kids accessories from the San Diego Hat Company that are not only unique but adorable!! Also just in time for the holidays I will be giving away a set of the Kids faux fur beanie and wrap duo. Wanna make a statement?? Now is your chance all of my readers will get 40% off everything off the site AND free shipping!!
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Another "Irresistible" One Direction Limited Edition Makeup Tin Review and Giveaway

Just in time for the Holidays created for and inspired by their fans all over the world ONE DIRECTION has designed and created another Limited Edition tin set for all those who love makeup and are a tad mischievous just like One Direction!

I incorporated the help of my 11 yr old daughter Julia who I thought would make a perfect model for their exclusive makeup line as it is geared towards the younger of us makeup lovers.

Kits Include:

5 Limited Edition Tins are 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

Now let's talk about the makeup itself
First we have an array of shimmery shadows which felt very buttery to the touch and glided on her eyes smoothly (however be warned there is a lot of fallout) but the colors show true to what's in the pan and they don't wear too bright or too garish. 

I applied "Nobody Compares" a silvery shadow to her lids and then "Tell me a Lie" in her crease. Followed by "I Would" on her outer V and voila! But wait she wasn't completed yet without an attempt by me to give her a cat eye with the pencil provided. It wasn't as smooth as I would have liked it but we made it work.
Next up was her lips and for this we chose "Irresistible" a gorgeous and glittery shimmery pink that I think compliments her beautifully. She topped it with the "Over Again" glittery topcoat and we were done.


We then of course had to experiment with the funky nail varnish which took about 2-3 coats to show up but it's a fun and spunky color!!

All in all this is a really fun and experimental palette for any preteen and up. My Daughter gave it a thumbs up and I do too!

Now you have a chance to win your own ONE DIRECTION Limited Edition Tin Set for your cheeky girl! They will love you for it. 
I was sent these products for review for free through Brandbacker for my honest review. All opinions are mine and I was not compensated other than the free product,

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review + Giveaway

One of the more simple pleasures in my life I love to indulge in are scented candles especially those that can burn an extended amount of time, fill a room with delicious and enticing smells, and be safe for the environment and my lungs!

Old Factory Candles Made in the USA of natural soy wax and self-trimming cotton candle wicks provides numerous options for those of you who love strong, sumptuous smelling candles without the lingering of wax smoking up your room after you blow it out.

The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. There are exactly 12 options of candles to choose from everything from the delicate romantic smells of ROMANCE to the decadent, wafting smells of that walk in a COFFEE SHOP.

I chose candles from my favorite time of year FALL HARVEST. In it you get Pumpkin spice, Autumn Leaves and Cranberry and all are so equally reminiscent of a perfect Fall day filled with crisp air, warm cranberry tarts and of course what Fall day would not be complete without that Pumpkin Spice Latte?? I absolutely love these candles and although they can be burned together as a set I chose to take my  time with them and burn them individually.

Now that I have told you about these wonderful candles which also include a much needed SPA DAY for any Mom, Dad or Grandmother.
The dark and naughty 50 SHADES OF GREY for that unforgettable night.

Or just in time for Christmas WINTER WONDERLAND that will have you wrapped up in a warm blanket with a good book and the smell of delicious hot cocoa.

Now here is your chance to be the winner of (1) set of 3 Old Factory Candles
Perfect for that candle lover on your list.

*I received these candles to review through Brandbacker I am not compensated for opinion*

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Guide Ideas:Spend more time with your family? Doing What??

During the Holidays we all get together for warm gatherings and Holiday cheer but when the eating and gift giving is over we all have to take some time and spend it with our loved ones. Preferably without electronics or 4 hour Football game marathons.

Spend More Time With Your Family!!
Doing what you might ask?

Hey, it doesn't have to be that bad. Spending time with your family can be fun, especially if you have the right game to shake things up, get people laughing and enjoying themselves - and not talking about Grandpa's foot fungus! The Haywire Group has just the games for you, this award-winning game company has a great collection of fun family games ( including DICEcapades! 2nd Edition ( and Bodydoodles The Tatoo Guessing Game (

DICECAPADES: An awesome trivia game with a mixture of dice games, physical challenges, artistic creations and more to get your brain going and your family moving. This game will provide hours of fun with your friends and family!!

BodyDoodles: Got kids who like to draw everywhere?? Especially on themselves? Well this game is for them.
Players race to guess what tattoos are and earn points by guessing what the drawing is. Markers are washable and the kids get to indulge in one of their favorite pastimes doodling and creating fun with friends!

Wanna know more? for more exciting games from the Haywire Group visit HAYWIRE GROUP and use the code:  FREESHIPPING50

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Awesome Opportunity for Bloggers from Essio

Bloggers Attention!!

If you are a blogger like me and would like to be able to test out a awesome new Aromatherapy Shower Kit from Aromatherapy Diffuser For The Shower. Please fill out the following form only the first 100 will get an opportunity to do this!!!
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Comment Below if you love to review products like these and what have been your favorite so far??

Saturday, November 8, 2014


What's more annoying than adult acne??

I know nothing can be more annoying than to continue to breakout on your face over the age of 40 as if you were still a teenager. So how do you treat it? I know for myself all the popular treatments on the market geared toward younger skin is not the way to do they either do one of 2 things.

1.Dry your skin out
2.Exacerbate them (make them worse than when you started)

I recently was sent this VIVANT MANDELIC 3-IN-1 WASH through Tomoson to try out. The cleanser is a smooth silky feel with tiny beads and does not make your face feel dry or flaky at all. It can be used everyday and all you need to do is apply a small amount in your hand and rub in a circular motion on your face, rinse and you are good to go.

What I also appreciate about this cleanser is it's ability to even out your skin tone and cleanse your pores as well. I saw a visible brightness after using this for one week and if there was any sign of a blemish it's well in the past now.

Recently my 11 yr old (yikes!) has been experiencing small hormonal breakouts on her hairline and I have given her this cleanser to use because I know it would be gentle and non-stripping because of its natural ingredients and it worked like a charm on her. If I can trust it on her at this age I recommend this product for any age. 


Alpha Hydroxy
Mandelic Acid
Smooth Granules
Kiwi and Honey Extracts
Grape Extract

This product is also recommended for Black, Hispanic and Asian skin that has become irritated by benzoyl peroxide products.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

One Direction Electro Glam Makeup Kits GIVEAWAY!

Markwins has done it again! Introducing another Limited Edition Makeup set featuring
One Direction!
 This Christmas any fan young and old will LOVE this collection.

Want to explore something more with your lashes? color them pretty like a Christmas light and rock the new One Direction Electroglam Mascara.

This is going to my niece this year and I know she will just adore it!!



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 your 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


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 crème 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


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 will hit the follow stores November 15th!
Stage Stores
Beauty Brands
Lord & Taylor

Here's Your chance to WIN all of these wonderful kits!!
ONE DIRECTION Makeup Giveaway embed code: