I miss Daddy book Giveaway. Great book for our military children

Being in the military myself, this is a great book to read to our kids before and during times when we have to be away from our children.

Do you Like to Read with your child? Are you always looking for new and interesting book’s to share with your children? Been There Done That with Kat was given the opportunity to do a review on a children’s book titled “I Miss Daddy!” It is a story about a “real” little girl, who’s daddy is serving Our Country and how she misses him, written by Acacia Slaton Beuemer. This book is the first book that Acacia wrote inspired by her husband

John and daughter’s Jana and Jaci. Acacia has written other books

including one called “Launch Into The Deep.” Acacia has generously offered to giveaway a copy of this book for our readers and you can win one by entering below. You can view Been There Done That with Kat’s Review Here : I Miss Daddy Book Review.  Along with a copy of this book, Kat is celebrating a milestone of 7,000 Facebook fans so she has added a bonus of a $10 Amazon Gift Card to celebrate. Enter Below and Good Luck!


Disclaimer: Author  Acacia Slaton Beuemer is responsible for prize fulfillment
for the I Miss Daddy Book and Kat of Been There Done That with Kat is responsible for the prize fulfillment of the $10 Amazon Gift Card. No other participating blogs are responsible for prize fulfillment. This Giveaway ends 12/24 at 11:59.




Mary Kay Goodies!

Mary Kay

Mary Kay Goodies!!

Look at all the goodies I received today in the mail!
I know I’m not the only one that loves receiving packages in the mail.  Especially, unexpected ones!
I was so excited to open this and see all the goodies I received!

My Independent Beauty Consultant Julie is the BEST and has the best customer service skills you’ll ever encounter.
She sent me my favorite Mary Kay products!

* Mary Kay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
* Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Pampering Set
Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Hand Softener
Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie® Hand Scrub
Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Hand Cream
* Mary Kay® Lash Love® Mascara

I’ll start off with a product that EVERY make up junkie has.

Mary Kay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Mary Kay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remove is an everyday necessity.  I don’t leave my house without mascara or lipgloss/lipstick on.
Normally I have everything on but if I’m in a rush, the bare minimum will be mascara and lipgloss/lipstick.
With that said, I need to have the makeup remover.  This came at a perfect time too because my daughter just used up the last of my bottle.
All you have to do is shake it up and put it on a cotton pad and wipe away.
When I use to have eyelash extensions put on my real lashes, they suggested that I only use Oil-Free makeup remover.
I never really noticed how many removers had oil in them.  This is how I discovered the Mary Kay oil-free remover.
I have since stopped having eyelash extensions put on and now just stick to my ole’ natural self.
But I continue to use the Mary Kay makeup remover.

Here’s what the Mary Kay website describes it as:

Gently removes eye makeup, including waterproof mascara, without tugging or pulling the delicate skin in the eye area. Formula does not leave skin feeling greasy.  Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy. Suitable for contact lens wearers. Suitable for sensitive skin and sensitive eyes. Hypoallergenic, oil-free and ophthalmologist-tested.

Mary Kay® Lash Love® Mascara


Mary Kay® Lash Love® Mascara has a unique skinny wand that gets every bit of your eyelashes.
It’s also fragrance free.  I know some mascaras out there has strong scents to them.  It gives my long Asian eyelashes volume.
I just sweep one full coat on from the roots to the tips then I do a couple more by zig zagging it from the roots to the tips.

Here’s what the website describes it as:

Love your lashes with the mascara that defines, defends and delivers four times the volume while looking naturally flawless, soft and healthy.
The flexible, sculpted brush separates and coats lashes. Flake-, Smudge- and clump-resistant.
Mary Kay® Panthenol-Pro Complex™ helps condition lashes and helps defend against breakage.
Fragrance-free. Ophthalmologist-tested and suitable for contact lens wearers. Water-resistant formula.

Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Pampering Set

With the Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Pampering Set you receive:
Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Hand Softener
Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie® Hand Scrub
Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Hand Cream

Basically, a bunch of hand goodies!
With it being winter and cold outside, you don’t want to forget to take care of your hands.
During the winter, our hands dry out and the rest of our bodies get ashy as well.
I put the satin hands hand softener on my elbows as well.

Make sure you get another set to take to work.
If you get stressed at work and just need to take a little break, take this set with you to the restroom.
The satin hands scrub itself is heavenly on the hands.

Here’s what the website describes it as:

Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Pampering Set is an easy, three-step system that helps keep hands feeling renewed, soothed and pampered.

 Makes a great gift.
Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.
Also available in a peach-scented formula.

Now all these products plus the rest of the Mary Kay line, makes great stocking stuffers.
Order quick that way it’s here in time.

Thank You to my friend Julie for sending me my Christmas gifts!

You can go to her website and check out all the great products.
They ship world-wide which is great for her, since she’s in the military and she can take her Mary Kay business with her where ever she goes.


Until tomorrow Dolls




Lugz Zen Knitted Boots GIVEAWAY

Hey Dolls!
Here’s a  GREAT GIVEAWAY for a pair of Lugz Zen Knit Boots!
With the cold weather going around, who wouldn’t want to step outside with these cozy, stylish, knitted Lugz on their feet?!
You can pair these up with a t shirt, jacket, jeans, knitted scarf and on you go into town.

Want to win a pair of Lugz Zen Knit boots? All you have to do is enter below for your chance to win a pair just like these. You can check out the review on these boots from Kathy’s Savings. This giveaway will be for the US only and it will run from 12/8-12/22.

Good luck to everyone.

FilipinaMacBarbie and Kathy’s Savings are not responsible for prize shipment.




eos The most addicting lip balm

eos lip balm

We all have our daily routine when we wake up. First thing  I do is make my coffee, grab my tablet, and sit outside to mentally prepare myself for the day. So as I sit here sipping my coffee, I’m wondering what I should write about today.  Then I thought about how cold it is.  My coffee cup as I sip my coffee is keeping my lips warm. So I’ll write about lips.  Until a few months ago, I used to only use my MAC lip balm,  it really is overrated.

I wake up, drink my coffee, brush my teeth, wash my face, grab my face moisturizer,  put my MAC lip balm on, and start putting on my foundation and the rest of my makeup.

I’ve seen EOS everywhere.   While checking out of the grocery stores,  watching YouTube videos, Walgreens,  Walmart,  Sephora, Ulta, etc, etc.

I wondered why these egg shaped things were EVERYWHERE.  So finally I just grabbed one and took it home for a try.

I instantly fell in love!  They are so addicting!  They smell so good and taste so good.  Even when I don’t need them, I just pull it out of my pocket to put it on.  I didn’t even realize that I was doing it so much.  It’s almost relaxing for me to just put it on.  Like a calming feeling just for my lips.

Every time I see one at the stores, it’s like they call out my name to grab my and put it in my cart.

They’re so good that I’ve heard that people are making fake ones on Amazon and EBAY and selling them.

EOS has definitely taken the spot over my MAC lip balm and I’m saving money at the same time.  I can buy a good  four to five EOS lip balms compared to my one tube of MAC.  Which means that I can have the EOSs available pretty much everywhere around my house, car, and desk.  Even my two kiddos loves them.  My 7 year old son and 13 year old daughter are always taking one with them where ever they go.

They make several different flavors.

My favorite and the first one that I purchased is Pomegranate Raspberry.

Here’s what the EOS website says about them.

eos lip balm in Pomegranate Raspberry is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

•Long-lasting moisture

•Shea butter & vitamin E

•Smoothes on clear

•Precisely glides on lips

•Twist-off top





•0.25 oz

So yeah, with all that said, all I really care about is how it makes my lips feel and look.  Which is delicious, smooth, moist, and plump as they should.

Next time you see one, grab one for a try and if you’re with your sweetie,  give them a kiss and see if they fancy them too.


What is your favorite eos flavor?

Until tomorrow,