Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July Weekend!



Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose would like to wish you and your family a festive 4th of July weekend! 

It's always a blast when you can spend time with family, friends, over good food, humorous conversation, and barbecue too!

God Bless America!

--Selena B.





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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy #FathersDay 2015 from Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose!



Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose would like to wish all of the fathers a VERY BIG Happy Father's Day

Go fishing, get some barbecuing done, watch some sports, take in some sun on the beach, or just sit back and relax with the family. It's your day of appreciation!

Have a blast!

-Selena B.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 #ProductReview #LiveTheGoldLife



This is a product review for Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, provided in the Influenster BlossomVoxBox, to test. The opinions in this blog post are 100% my own.


My Product review

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose had the opportunity to test the Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Sunscreen is very important to me because I have realized that I can actually burn too. It doesn't matter that my skin is brown. The sun does not discriminate, so I am a sunscreen fan. If I happen to forget my sunscreen, I feel SO bad because I know that my forehead will get sunburned the most because it is left uncovered. It feels leathery in a way and as I do my daily facial scrub I see that it removes that extra dried skin from the sunburn.

So...with that experience, I use sunscreen! The first thing I noticed, when opening the cap of the Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen, was the pleasant, fruity, flowery, scent. It is very welcoming. That was definitely the best part besides the protection it provided for me. 

It easily comes out of the tube when you squeeze the container and it is rich like a lotion. It is white, but it glides on like a lotion. I could see how it was immediately moisturizing my skin without being sticky, oily, or leaving a white, heavy residue. I'm not a fan of heavy, sticky, white, sunscreens. 

I noticed on the back of the sunscreen container that it should be applied liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. It should be reapplied after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, and towel-drying. Most importantly, more should be added at least every 2 hours. So the directions, for use, are available right on the product. It is priced nicely and I would definitely recommend this product to you, my readers, and anyone looking for a good sunscreen lotion. Grade: A

This coupon is for $2.00 Off Australian Gold Sun Protection products
https://www.hopster.com/offers/australian-gold/1865/4198/1

Friday, May 15, 2015

My #BlossomVoxBox Unboxing!



Spring is a very special time of the year when everything is made new and lots and lots of beautiful flowers and plants begin to bloom. In this #BlossomVoxbox, discover some new products to jazz up your Spring and Summer. Are you looking for healthier snack options, well you're in luck. Do you provide your hair and body with tender-loving-care? If so, you'll love the sunscreen, hair care product, and a little eye color too. 

Thanks for Watching! 




Disclaimer: This blog received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#WinnerAnnounced - Let's Get Your Garden Ready to Grow $25 LTD Commodities Gift Voucher #Giveaway and $100 #LetYourGnomeRoam Photo Contest Too! (Giveaway Ends May 8, 2015, 12AM/EST)



Winner Announced for the $25 LTD Commodities Gift Voucher!
Congratulations To...

Cathy T.
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Thank you everyone who participated! Learn more about all of the awesome items for sale at LTD Commodities. I look forward to sharing more Giveaways Soon!


Disclaimer: The garden items mentioned in the following blog post were purchased from our sponsor, LTD Commodities. All information mentioned in the post below is 100% from my own opinion.

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose invites you to get your garden ready to grow! I enjoy planting seeds and watching them grow. Most of the plants I have grown were green-leaf plants but this year I'm going to have the opportunity to try some new seeds that will ultimately blossom into flowers! I also have some nice additions to add to my display with some really nice rustic planters and figurine statues all courtesy of LTD Commodities! See more of what LTD Commodities has 


Let me share with you what I have discovered among the many garden products that I will be using to get my patio garden ready to grow this year. It's all in my YouTube Unboxing video below!



Maybe you will find some of the items I have selected, perfect for your garden setup also and many more at LTD Commodities, Time to Bloom: Get Your Garden Ready to Grow here: http://www.ltdcommodities.com/content/ltd-time-to-bloom 


The Frog and Owl Statues are very attractive to look at next to some planters filled with green plants and flowers. There is also sparkly gem-like pieces accentuating each ceramic statue. 







50-Pack Easy-to-Grow Anemone de Caen and Ranunculus Bulbs will grow from seeds to beautiful flowers that will bloom year after year. These will grow tall from 6" - 24". They will grow perfectly with low-growing borders and containers or planters.






Cook's Vertical Gardens are a great way to get fresh strawberries! Each garden kit includes 2 hanging bags measuring 21 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches, seed packets, and planting instructions. 






Set of 4 Galvanized Metal Containers have a really nice rustic look. They have a narrow, oval, design, perfect for a backyard or patio. I look forward to planting some of my seeds in them and displaying them nicely throughout this spring and summer.









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Monday, April 20, 2015

BzzAgent Unboxing and #ProductReview for Silk Cashew Milk @LoveMySilk



Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose had the opportunity to join a new BzzAgent campaign to experience one free half gallon of SILK Cashew Milk! I love my Silk Soy Milk, but now I tried their cashew milk. I enjoy cashews as a nice snack during the day, but as milk, well, I don't know. So, in this YouTube video below, I share my personal review of this product. 



My Product Review
I like that this SILK Cashew Milk is not too sweet, even though it is their original with 7 grams of sugar. I like that the Cashew milk is suttle-to-taste and it is indeed creamy. I would definitely buy this milk again because it is just as nice as Silk Soy milk, which I do buy regularly. I can enjoy this milk easily by glass or with my favorite cereal. I am always open to trying new products and this one was one that I enjoyed trying for free as a BzzAgent. It is also nicely priced in my local Ralphs supermarket at about $3.99, so that's reasonably priced to me. I even used it one morning to prepare pancakes and they came out fluffy with a nice sweetness to them. I recommend that you give it a try as well and tell me what you think!

Share Your Thoughts
Are you a SILK Milk fan? If so, have you tried this new Cashew milk? Is it best in a cold glass, in a healthy smoothie, or with your favorite cereal? Share with me your preferences in a comment below!