Monday, February 21, 2011

Chobani Greek Yogurt Giveaway

So as you know I just reviewed Chobani Yogurt a few days ago.

 You can check out my post here.

Now the wonderful folks at Chobani are sponsoring a giveaway. 

So what do you need to do to win a sampler pack?
 Jammed filled with the same awesome yogurt that I received? Its very Simple.

Here are my rules:

1) You must be a follower of my blog via GFC
2) You must leave a comment saying so, 
along with your email address 

Extra Entries

Leave a second comment if you like Chobani on Facebook.

Leave an additional entry if you follow them on twitter

Easy right??? So you each have a possible total of 3 ways to enter. Please don't forget to leave your email, and sorry to my international readers this is just open to my U.S. readers.
Giveaway will end on Monday, February 28th

Products I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT and have been using for YEARSSSS!

While these products surely aren't new to the beauty world, they are in my" survival kit" of products that I really can't live without.
 So before you say there not new and up and coming ,I must tell you that I cannot live without them.

What are your all time favorite products or brands
 that you are very loyal to?

Without this my SKIN is a mess. I tried it when I was 16 and it didn't work for my skin. I tried it again at age 21 and It worked miracles. I had such a hard time with my skin. Although my skin IS not Perfect and probably never will be. This has FOR the most part cleared up my skin to the best of its ability. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING! and I MEAN EVERYTHING! 
I have to be careful what I use for makeup on my face or my skin will break out.



bareMinerals is another  MUST HAVE IN MY BOOK..It helps to keep my skin clear. I Love getting the starter kit when I run out because it comes with the brushes and the brushes alone are expensive. So its almost worth it to me to get the starter kit. When I wear this makeup I often get compliments. It looks so natural and if thats the look your going for then I would suggest you give this a try.I know that I could use this even better if I took my time, I know that some of you gorgeous ladies MUST have some tips on making this work better. Don't get me wrong, I know how to apply it but I know their are some tips and tricks of the trade that I could sure use to maximizing this

Jergen's Natural Glow

Here is another product I have been using since it came out. I love having a healthy glow and tanning isn't awesome for your skin ( ahh I admit its a guilty pleasure of mine though). When I can't get tanning I use this. It now has a firming aspect to it, which I can honestly say Has worked on my Legs. I like to use this whenever I get out of the shower. 
If I remember to use it for a few days in a row I end up with an awesome healthy glow that looks like I just came back from Vacation.
 I like it because its so natural and doesn't look streaky. 
 Just wash your hands after you use it because it can leave 
a little color on your hands thats not so pretty.

Infiniti Pro by Conair Blow Dryer

This one Is newer to my " can't live without" collection. I won this in a blog giveaway  a few months ago and I love it. I was looking for a salon quality blow dryer without paying the money and I ended up winning this and I have awesome results with it. While I would love to have a $200 blow dryer , this works for now and I am loving it!!If your looking for a new blow dryer but don't want to spend all the money go for this. 

Possibly the Best Giveaway I have seen In a While....

Dear Crissy is giving away an HP TouchSmart 310

Alright ladies, a lot of you know that I LOVE entering giveaways, and especially blog giveaways. Not only do I love entering them, but I Love winning them even more. Sometimes I hear people say " Why enter, I'm never going to win " STOPPPP right there!! Thats so untrue. I have won numerous things over the years without paying a penny *(for those of you that think there is always a catch) While its true that there are some scam contests out there, there are many that are legit. 
 In the past 6 months I have won an Ipad, Vacuum Cleaner, Hundreds of Dollars worth of Gift cards, a Coffee maker, Blow-dryer, Almost a Grand worth of Cosmetics items,and the list goes on and on! 

     Now I need to tell you about one of the best giveaways I have seen in a while. It's at Dear Crissy's Blog and it's for a HP TouchSmart Computer.
 Tell me you ladies wouldn't like to have a brand new hot computer to blog your thoughts away at. I know I WOULD! Which is why I am telling you about this.
 On top of that The giveaway is EXTREMELY easy to enter.
 It will take you all of two minutes( More if your like me and want to do the extra entries so you have even a better chance of winning this AWESOME BABY!!

Now sure I would love to win this! But I would love even more if one of my readers had a chance to win this awesome device. SO why are you still reading? And why aren't you at Dear Crissy's Blog entering away to win this BEAUTIFUL MAGNIFICENT COMPUTER???

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chobani Greek Yogurt Review

So as you can see my blog is a little bit of everything! Which some of you may like, some of you may not. I just keep it real all the time. And hence the name " Andrea's Thoughts", these are my thoughts..100% off the time. All the time. My latest thought. Chobani Yogurt . Its my new favorite thing. Chobani was nice enough to send me a sampler pack with one of each of their flavors. It was like Christmas in my house. I had tried Chobani before but not all the flavors. If you have never tried Greek Yogurt before, I suggest you start here.  Sometimes you have to acquire a taste for Greek yogurt, and I don't like some of the brands( wont mention any names- we all have our personal preference, and mine is that Chobani just happens to be my favorite Greek Yogurt. I love that its affordable.
 They are $1.00 at my local grocery store. 

Some might think this is pricey when it comes to yogurt, because you can find other brands for $.50 or 2 for a $1, but other Greek Yogurts are more expensive. 

     So since they sent me 12 different flavors, I thought I would share some with my mother,boyfriend and co-workers. I gave the 2 plain ones to my co-workers, since I didn't think I would like them. Well I guess I missed out because they both added a little granola to them and said it was the best! MmMM I will have to buy it now, next time I go shopping. My mother got the peach since she never tried that one and again SHE LOVED IT! My boyfriend who is the classic all American Boy and won't eat anything remotely new or hip, tried the Strawberry Banana. He liked it, he said it was a little tart, but again I think he just has something against things that I like! haha!!.. I tried the honey for the first time since i heard so many awesome things about it ( my moms a huge honey fan) and mmMmMm that hit the spot right away for me!! I thought Hmmmm a yogurt that tastes like honey might be kinda gross. I was wrong AGAIN! It was absolutely delicious! The  pomegranate one I loved the taste but the little bites of pomegranate in the yogurt were a little crunchy for me.  This doesn't mean that I don't like it, but just being real with you all that if you don't like crunch this might not be the flavor for you! The strawberry banana is my favorite I  have to say ( I have tried it before, and I MADE my boyfriend share it with me) It has real nice big fresh chunks of REAL STRAWBERRY AND REAL BANANA IN IT!! Best strawberry banana yogurt I have ever tried. Most strawberry banana yogurts are just flavored for taste, this one however is the real deal!! So fresh and delicious! START with this one if this is going to be your first time trying CHOBANI! I promise you will COME BACK FOR MORE!The Black Cherry is another big hit in my household!

 I can't say enough good things about Chobani! It is super thick and creamy. Every cup of Chobani has 20 percent of the daily calcium requirements, five live and active culture. So thats a plus, not only is it yummy but it's good for you too!  Also there are No preservatives and No artificial flavors. It even has twice the protein of regular yogurts. Sooo what are you waiting for?? Put this on your shopping list for your next grocery trip. Click here for some awesome coupons for Chobani , so if it's your first time and your unsure, print out a coupon and save away! You have nothing to loose! Like I said Greek Yogurt isn't for everybody. I happen to love it and this just happens to be" Andrea's Thought's " on the great Chobani Yogurt!


     Disclaimer/Disclosure:  I received free products as described above in exchange for my review.  I received no monetary compensation.  This is my honest opinion, and was not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Monday, February 14, 2011


I saw that shop with me mama is giving away an TEMPTU 

AIRbrush Makeup System. I figured a lot of you would 
love to have this, and felt like I should pass on the 

news. So what are you waiting for?? GO ENTER

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cakes..Cakes..Oh MYYYY

Ladies- I came across some awesome cakes on the internet.
 I had to compile some that I thought were just fabulous.
 Let me know what you think..Which one do you like the best??

* This last one is my boyfriends favorite. He is a huge Sneaker fan!*

Xo Andrea

Friday, February 11, 2011

Free Sample of Fit Me Foundation

Who wants a Free Sample of Fit Me Foundation??

What do you girls think and have any of you tried this yet? I usually use mineral makeup but hey I am open.

I Love when you can try makeup before you buy it. Not sure this one might be on a little card when they send it so it's probably not that big but still it will let you get the idea. Also Walmart does a great job with sending free samples as well. My Nexxus Hair sample  that I told you girls about before came last week and i <3ed that

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Beauty Products I wanna try

As if I don't have enough cosmetics, and like my boyfriend wants me to buy 
more,lol. I know I am very behind the times with some of these and to some of you they may be old " News" LoL..I know I know, need to step my game up a lil right girls"? Haha..ok..Ok..

 However, I do have a list of things I NEED to try LoL.. Some of them are:

I Know, I am probably the last person out there that hasn't tried these.
Don't judge haha..

Something about this mascara makes me want to try it. It prob won't work like I hope it will, as mascaras usually do not meet my expectations

Also some beauty advice please to my ladies out there. I live in NEW ENGLAND and its freezing here and as a result my lips are anything but SEXY & Luscious  right now. I have used a million different chap-sticks and such and when you dig threw my purse your bound to come up with a handful of two things. Loose Change & Lip Gloss. Anyways, I need to stop experimenting and just find the deal on whats going to work. My lips are like dry and gummy ( if that even makes sense..There not cracked so bad just kinda peeling in some places. It doesn't look gross( I promise LoL) But it bothers me..SO HELP ME OUT~ Whats gonna save me? Advice please..And Hugs & Kisses

And with that I leave you with this:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Giveaway Alert~ MAC Gift CARD

Hey~ Well who doesn't love MAC? Head on over to The Secret Life of a Wanna Be Diva and enter her giveaway for :

A 25 MAC cosmetics gift card,The Soap & Glory 'Big Pink' bag ,The Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, and & the Barry M deluxe eyeshadow kit.

CrazZzZyyY Shoes!

So I was looking threw some sites and came across some crazy shoes. I decided to compile a bunch of them and share with you. Let me know what you think. Would you wear any of these?

I tried to do some research on these and I believe the fish in these are not real. Not sure if they actually make ones with real fish in them. Although I wouldn't be surprised. 

Hey we all love technology right? Guess you won't wake up late for work again!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

* Please enter my Giveaway*

hey..I have a giveaway up that I would love if you entered. It's for a $10 gift card to M Design Boutique. $10 can actually get you two of the adorable candles that I reviewed. I have no entries into this giveaway so far. So your chances of winning are super high. She has some other great stuff at her store as well, but I <3 the candles, and am going to be ordering some more. Sooo please enter girls..<3 ya

P.S. The link to enter is here:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Beauty Blogging Networking

hey my loves..So as most of you know I been working on this blog for some months now. Its kind of all over the place. A little bit of everything.. I want to focus more on beauty. I do need a little help in getting started..I know some of you girls are extremely helpful and if any of you would be willing to help me , I would appreciate it more than you know.. Any more ideas? I know we dont like sharing our contacts and thats not what I am asking..Just simply how I can upgrade my blog and really get it popping! I have been writing a lot of posts but I need to find some more quality content that would make you interested in checking into my blog a few times a week. If any of you could help with some advice please email me at

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

At Home Beauty Treatments

Hello Ladies~ Hope your all doing amazing and staying warm. If we get anymore snow I might just freak out..Anyways I thought I would do a post on some " At Home Beauty Treatments " that I compiled from the web. Check them out. While I haven't used all of them myself, I narrowed it down to some that seemed that we could benefit from the most.
 Oh And if you haven't entered my giveaway Pleaseee do. =) Thanks

Sugar Scrub
You don't need an expensive product to exfoliate away rough patches of skin. 
Both sugar and salt make excellent exfoliating scrubs.
 Simply mix salt or sugar with olive or soy oil until you get the desired consistency.
 Add in a few drops of scented oil and you have an inexpensive and effective scrub.

Eye Makeup Remover

If you run out of eye-makeup remover, look to your kitchen for the solution. 
Olive or grapeseed oil can be very effective for this purpose.
 These gentle natural oils break down the solids in mascara, and they nourish the delicate eye area at the same time. The oil can also help condition lashes =)

Cellulite No More

After your morning coffee, save the grounds. Place in a small plastic container, mix with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Bring it in the shower with you and after your skin has been rinsed completely, take a small amount into your hands or you can use a bath sponge and place on any areas that have cellulite. You can use the extra treatment for knees, legs, elbows, and bottom of feet. Massage gently and let stand for at least 5 minutes. Shower well with warm water. Your skin will feel energized and incredibly soft.

What are your favorite at home tips and remedies? Leave a comment letting me know