Thursday, November 29, 2012

Review-Dino Lingo Japanese

I got to see this clip complimentary through Influenster but my opinion is my own.

Dino Lingo is an adorable language learning program for kids.  It features two cute dinosaurs saying hello in the language of the lesson then going on to your lesson.  We chose Japanese because we love anime...we're so nerdy hehe.

  The Japanese lesson we got to see was on animals. We learned that cat in Japanese is neko, which I already knew cause you know, catgirls...they are like everywhere.  Dog is inu and bird is tori while a flock of birds is toritachi. A fish is sakana so of course a school of fish is sakanatachi.

We loved the clip! The characters are super kawaii (see...more Japanese) and the bright colors and movement will keep a child so interested they won't even know they are learning.

If you want to watch the clip with your child just go here

Review-CoverGirl Blast Flipstick

Let me start by saying I got these for review purposes from BzzAgent but my opinions are entirely my own.

I am loving these lipsticks, they are creamy, blendable and easy to use to make stunning looks for day or evening wear.It's a double ended lipstick duo that you can use each color on their own, mix them together or even go for the ombre style lips that I hear is all the rage right now, which is what I did for the pictures. For those not in the know...and that was me till I looked it up, ombre just means moving from one color to another with a little blending in between, like a gradient, but with makeup! Super fun huh.

Please excuse the quality of the pictures, my camera is super old.
First up is the flipstick Minx. It's a dark brown shade on one side and copper on the other. I love this one and when I first saw all the shades available on the CoverGirl website I was hoping it was one I would be receiving.

Next up is the color duo Vixen.  I am not usually a fan of pink lipsticks because I am super pale, but the ombre style kind of worked for me. But I do have to say I was not a fan of the colors on their own.

The last of the flipsticks I received is called Stunner and the ombre style of them together was my favorite of all three.  When I first saw the colors, this set was the one I wanted least and when I saw I was getting it I was disappointed because there are tons of pretty shades, but I put on my big girl pants and sucked it up to do an honest review.  Boy was I surprised when I put the two colors on and they were gorgeous on me.

All in all I would say that the CoverGirl Blast Flipstick is a steal at around 8 dollars for two colors that you can use to make 5 different looks, each color on their own, blended, ombre with darker color outside and ombre with lighter color outside.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Our first lark!

Ok lovelies, as we know the name of the blog is Snarks and Larks. We've seen the snarks part...well maybe not so much because I'm pretty much liking everything I talk about...well there was that little bit about the lotion smell but whatever you're distracting me...what were we talking about?  Oh yeah, larks and I don't mean the little song bird.  A lark is a fun time, so I want to tell you about my lark to the Buffalo Zoo. It's kind of photo heavy, so just a warning.

 I went with two of my friends and right away this sign cracked us up, just the thought of an exterminating company sponsoring animals was just silly to us.

I have never claimed to have any photography skills and while I wanted to get a pic of whatever that animal is, you have to admit that's a pretty good picture of a cobwebby fence.  That being said Buffalo Zoo needs to clean their fences!

This is an ocelet, I pretended it's name was Babou. that being said  Holy shit, you guys! Look at his little spots!   Look at his tufted ears!  10 points to you if you get it.

 I don't know what this bird is but it's color was magnificent!

It's a capybara!  It's so cute, like a giant guinea pig. This picture makes it look deceptively was huge.

I love this guy, his little back feet made me squee with adorableness!

Usually I don't like snakes that much but the blue on his scales was just lovely.

This is my favorite picture out of the 100 or so I took. The is just a beautiful animal and he was looking right at me!

I'll spare you anymore pictures mainly because I'm a horrible photographer and plus I'm pretty sure you don't want to see a bison peeing or some kind of monkey with it's finger in it's butt...I don't even know how I managed to capture those moments.

Hope you enjoyed some little evidence of a lark!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Review: Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Face Care.

Let me start off by saying I got these product to try for free from BzzAgent, but that my opinions are entirely my own and honest.

While I do love these products I do have a couple issues with them that I will get to in a minute.  First off, holy scnhikeys do I love these products, There are day and night creams, a cream cleanser and a treatment mask. There's also an eye cream but I didn't get to try that.  These products are 99% all natural and are inspired by clary sage, a plant known for it's ability to adapt to harsh climes and retain moisture.  Ooh Ooh, I didn't tell you the best part...the day and night lotions and eye cream also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

They are so super hydrating, it's amazing.  The cleanser leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh,the day and night creams are smooth as silk and make your face feel that way as well. The treatment mask is for when you feel that your skin is really dry and in need of repair because lovelies let me tell you, it works hard.

Now onto the issues I had with these products.  The first issue is a general issue with all the products and that is the smell.  It's not unpleasant by any means, it's just too strong for my taste.  While I love really intensely fragranced body lotions I prefer my facial care products to have a lighter scent.  That being said I adore the way the product works so well I can overlook that little snafu.

The other problem I had is with the treatment mask.  No one else had this problem but me so maybe my face was already moisturized enough that I didn't need to use the mask. After you are don't with the mask you wipe it off and smooth the rest into your skin like a lotion. The problem that I had was that it felt really heavy and when I ran my fingers over my cheek to scratch an itch the product actually came up and sort of rolled into a little ball...slightly icky.

The only drawback I could see anyone having aside from my personal issues is that each product costs 18 dollars, except the treatment mask which only costs 10.

I might update with pictures of how smooth my skin looks so look for those.