Tsuki’s World : Lucky Me!

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Hey everybody I’m back! And better than ever. So many things have happened and yes I am sill on my quest for world domination! (it’s a little difficult when you’re human isn’t a good minion) But before I start I would be remiss not to mention that I’m a lucky girl; but some of my friends aren’t as lucky  and a lot of them are still waiting for a human to adopt and to find their forever home so if you live in the Chicago area and looking for a feline master I would suggest this wonderful organization called Hyde Park Cats  (that’s where my human found me!!!) or your local no-kill shelter.

The last time I checked in I spoke about that horrific incident where my human took me to the veterinarian and they stuck a thermometer in my…. well you get where I’m going with it… well I had a little cancer scare (mammary cancer happened to be the third most common cancer in cats) and am pleased to report that I’m healthy and cancer free, it was benign and I am officially in the 0.9% !!! As I said before I’m a really, really lucky girl.

20140522_151736Speaking of lucky I won a contest… one of my human’s favorite blogs, Sometimes, Cats Herd You held a contest sponsored by Simple Solution for their 30 Day Super Absorbent Litter. My human was one of 3 people to win! And what is she gonna go with her booty? So I get to reap all the benefits…

I have officially taken on the role as night time escort. My human get’s up a lot in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and since I know her sight is not as good as mine; and I’m afraid she might get lost… once I went outside I and got20140520_192001 lost and I never found my human again so I make sure that I escort her to the bathroom anytime she needs to go; I wait for her, make sure she’s goes back to bed; then grab a quick nibble before going back to bed beside her… there are even  times during the day time she goes to the  bathroom and she takes too long  and I get worried and have to make sure she’s okay…my human …what am I going to do with her??

No one can keep a secret in this house, everyone is taking about going on vacation, since I’m not a fan of the outside or the water I’ve insisted that my human take me to a hotel where I can be pampered and spoiled. I’m excited, I’m getting a pink manicure to match my sparkly collar ;but my human is very worried, she keeps assuring me that she loves me and that she would never leave me there; I think she’s worried that I’m going to think that she’s abandoning me, I know that’s not the case, She’s MY human and I’m stuck with her until the very end…have any of your feline masters been to a pet hotel? I’d like to know how it was… what should I pack?

Two days ago I got by brand new MeowBox and boy am I excited! I mean REALLY excited! As always I got lots and lots of goodies and this month’s box was chock full of CATNIP!!!

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I got some awesome stuff:

The human said I can only use one toy at a time, something about being dazed and in a frenzy… HA!! What does she know, a lady always knows how to stay composed.

Well maybe she has a tiny point

And before I leave, check out my instagram… I require that my human posts at least once a day! Well I have to go, my human wants to watch Frozen

Meow,

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What I Ate Wednesday : Meal Replacements

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So clearly this is not an original thought WIAW was originated from Peas and Crayons  and a lot of other bloggers have started doing it as well; and since I can’t be original and I really like the idea of doing this… I decided to give it whirl as well. This will pretty much be a mish-mash of stuff,  some days I will try a new technique or perhaps I’ll be eating something for the first time as is the case today… and someday it might be leftover chili…who knows, and I guess that’s part of the fun. When I first started blogging it was to remain accountable with my exercise and food intake, so this is kind of takes me back… Very little of this is planned… but it’s 100% honest…

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This morning I tried another shake that I got from my Influenster GoVoBox (Disclosure Policy) (yesterday I had the mixed berries and today I’m drinking the French Vanilla before I head off to the gym. Yesterday I used water with the shake (as instructed) but this morning I wanted to see what it tasted like with milk, so I added 8 ounces of almond milk (which in my opinion makes everything extra tasty and smooth) and Oh my goodness it tastes so much better

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WIAW Snack

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Just 1/4 cup of almonds…. the perfect combination of salty and sweet, and I usually have them as an after workout snack. As evident by the empty bag (as well as the number of times these almonds have made an appearance on WIAW proves how much I like them.

Did you know that regular consumption of almonds helps to increase the level of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and they reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL). This balance is vital to a healthy cholesterol level, and a reduction of LDL (bad cholesterol) is always a good thing. AND almonds are a fantastic source of many vitamins and minerals, and phosphorous is definitely counted among them! Phosphorous can have a considerable impact on the strength and durability of bones and teeth, while also preventing the onset of age-related conditions like osteoporosis…. so eat your almonds people!!!

WIAW Lunch

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I had a Slim fast shake from lunch, as you can tell I’m following the Slim fast schedule, a shake for breakfast and lunch along with 2 snacks and a “sensible” dinner. What the hell is a sensible dinner? especially when you are drinking fluids most of the day

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WIAW Dinner

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My mother is always asking telling me that my food is boring, this week she was right on the money, nothing I ate was terribly exciting, but I wanted to see how well these meal replacement shakes work, and from my perspective they work really well.

But any who….  here is my caloric intake for today….

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And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday; oh and before I forget if you want to follow me on MyFitnessPal . What did you eat today? Do you have any recipes that you’d like to pass along, leave them in the comments..

Until Next Time…

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Influenster’s GoVoBox Review

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes From influenster. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This website Disclosure policy is here

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Although I get a lot of boxes , samples, and freebies, I am always excited to hear that I have been picked to receive one of the Influenster VoxBox boxes! This one was the GoVoxBox and specifically for the more sports/fitness inclined!

If you aren’t familiar with Influenster, it is a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences. They invite members to sample their “VoxBox” programs, totally free of charge in exchange for sharing honest opinions in via reviews and on special media. You don’t need to have a blog to be eligible or anything like that.  Anyone can sign-up! (if anyone needs an invite I have them)

Based on the quiz that you fill out when they”pre-select” you for this box, you can generally get a pretty good idea of what’s in the box.  Of course, you don’t know for sure until it comes, but I had an idea of what to expect.

Just like with most subscription boxes, VoxBox sends an information card with product details, etc.  You are required to take a survey on your box and can, if you wish, blog about it, instagram it, tweet about it, etc. to help you earn more points, but again, only the quiz is necessary!  Here is what the Influenster Go VoxBox contained:

DSC02778 Aqua Spa Relax Bath Soak ($9.99): The one that I received was a Lavender + Chamomile scent which smells so good, I was so excited that I totally forgot that I didn’t have a bath tub… but never fear I’m a girl with a plan..I used it in my foot bath… and holy cow!! FABULOUS.. my feet felt soft and luxurious

 

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Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Fit N Full Protein Shake ( $18.74) I tired the Mixed Berries one this morning, and I gotta say as far as meal replacement shake go this one was not bad, I will say that I really like this one because it doesn’t require milk or juice so it’s super easy to take with you when you’re out for the day. I drank the shake before I went to the gym and I felt full for a very long time, I was so impressed with this product I’m going to the vitamin store and purchasing the Berry one (and using my coupon!!). Also I really like the shaker, I think the agitator really makes a difference.

 

yogurtMuller Yogurt ($0.99 –1.29) For obvious reason a coupon was included in my VoxBox, so I went to the grocery store and got my freebie (one of the “assignments” was to take a photoCapture1 of the Mueller display. Now this product is not new to me, I’ve seen it a lot in grocery stores and I’’ think I might have seen a commercial or two about it, but for some reason the top of the yogurt really didn’t look all that appetizing to me. But I tried it … and apparently it’s froth. Now I’m a fruit on the bottom kind of girl.. so this whole froth thing threw me for a look. I

DSC02780Playtex Sport Fresh Balance ($3.99-4.99) – Yeah, I don’t think anyone wants a review of this … we know what it’s for and we know how it works…. let’s move along.

 

 

DSC02781Blue Diamond Blueberry Flavored Almonds ( $3.19 for a 4oz bag) I am a big fan of almonds they are my go-to snack, and I’m a big fan of their nuts, their milk and I’ve even started to drink their iced coffee, now I have seen these in the store and I never brought them because I thought “who the hell wants to eat nuts that taste like fruit” apparently I was wrong, because these were amazing!! As soon as you open it you instantly smell blueberries…it’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet. After I cam home from the gym I went to my local Wal-mart to get a bag, and they were all out… of all three flavors, so apparently this is a very popular product.

DSC02782Profoot Pedi-Rock ($8.99) I haven’t had a chance to use it yet… but this weekend my feet will getting pampered this weekend, the very first thing that I noticed about is it’s flexible which means it can move around the curves of my feet easily.

 

 

 

DSC02775Profoot Triad Orthotic ($10.49) I put these in my running shoes before I headed to the gym, I did notice that feet didn’t slip like they normally do when I’m running, so I didn’t get any blisters, the true test will be how my feet and knee feel at the end of the week. But for anyone who is running or walking I think orthotics are a good idea

 

 

 

I will say that all of these products came at the right time… all of these things are very much needed and will all me used! It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to used and give a favorable review of everything that was in my VoBox! Good job Influenster!!

Until Next Time,

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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 72

So my week 69 pick was one for the record books people. I had so many people write to me about their nail polish and how it turned out for me, I did a lot of testing with the polish, as mentioned in week 70 I purchased another bottle of the same polish so I got the same result, so I tried it again without a base coat… and I got the same. So finally after much frustration and outright confusion I contacted Sinful Colors via their website telling them about myDSC02791 experiences and asking them to finally settle the debate .. what this polish a matte or a satin finish.. well needless to say I got an email a day later saying that someone was going to look into the situation and get back to me soon. I rolled my eyes and figured that was the last I had heard from them…. well fast forward to this past Saturday when I got a letter from Erin Dillenschneider a Consumer Information Representative for Sinful Colors Professional, thanking me for  bringing my observations to their attention; although I didn’t get an answer about what type of finish Dream On was supposed to have I was given gift certificates for nail polish…so I guess this is something I may never know the answer to.  FYI: I didn’t realize that Sinful Colors parent company was Revlon…

These were the little beauties that I got with my gift certificates.

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 307

Alternate Number 30 +7 =37

Nicole By OPI’s Better After Dark

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link :https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram

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A few months back Dove Chocolate and Nicole by OPI teamed up together for an amazing sweepstakes! 25,000 lucky winners received two Nicole by OPI Dove Chocolate inspired polishes and a coupon for a bar of Dove Chocolate! It was a sweet deal!! Better After Dark is the milk chocolate inspired nail polish  that’s a really nice red toned brown, packed full of pink micro shimmer. The formula went on well, it was a little sheer and streaky at first but evened out nicely.

As you can see from the first coat the nail polish is really thin and streaky, so I had to take extraCollage care to make sure the coats were even and didn’t pool on the nail., but once you allow the nail polish to dry and apply your second coat, the nail polish really shows it’s true shade an you can get a good amount of that microshimmer

 

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I gotta say that Nicole by OPI did a really good job with getting the shade right, it looked so much like milk chocolate I actually had to smell to polish to make sure that it wasn’t scented.There is something about a brown nail polish that instantly makes my skin look better, to be honest I have never considered wearing a brown nail polish in the spring/summer months, but I actually like this; and as you can se the color on the nail is not that far off from the color in the bottle.

And here is the final color, please excuse the nails, clearly this was before I did a clean upDSC02821 around the cuticles and skin, I added an accent nail using Klean Colors’ Firework which gives it just a little bit of shine. I have said this before but generally I’m not a big fan of the Nicole by OPI line for me it seems to be very kitschy  and sometimes I just don’t “get it” I’m blaming the Kardashian collection; it  just ruined it for me (it might also have something to do with the fact that I think they are repulsive human beings…), but I think this one might have changed my mind.

Although the polish started off with a bad note by being thing and streaky, it really erased all of my bad feelings by the second coat. Plus this shade looks amazing on me. so I have to give it a high score. So Better After Dark has earned a solid 9 out of 10! (Although Tsuki seemed a bit unphased by the color…)

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Until Next Time…
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