The Essie 2016 Fall Nail Polish Collection

Friday, September 30, 2016

There is a reason why the fashion-savvy flock to the number one street style destination in the world: Tokyo. Japan’s electric capital boasts taste, flair and an uncanny aptitude for mixing fashion metaphors. Essie's fall 2016 collection captures the city’s wild street style, eclectic cuisine and riot of autumnal colors. The six shade palette of mesmerizing hues channels the changing fall foliage along with the modern and traditional sides of Tokyo’s bustling city.

Essie Go Go Geisha Fall 2016 Collection

Essie Nail Polish Shades:

  • Playing Koi – flirtatious orange rust---- I received this one as well but not a color I could pull off with nail polish
  • Maki Me Happy – crimson-wrapped berry- Too dark for me- I don't wear red at all
  • Kimono-Over – inviting damson plum
  • Now and Zen – timeless sage gray------- this one was my favorite! ( middle one) Looks great with jeans too!
  • Udon Know Me – mysterious stony blue
  • Go Go Geisha – antique blossom pink

The ones I tried:

Review: Bed Sheets by J.R United Industries

A good set of sheets is an integral part of a nice and comfy bed which in turn is a must for a good night's sleep. The Eucalyptus Sheets by J.R. United Industries, that I got to review has clearly become my favorite within a very short span. Their online store, The Factory, has a nice and beautiful collection of not only bedsheets but also towels for bath, pools, and beaches.

J.R. United Industries have two brand names under their wings, Vizcaya and Havana, Vizcaya being the brand for Luxury Hotel Collections and Havana for the Luxury Outdoor collections.

The varieties of bedsheets that they offer are Eucalyptus Sheet Set, Villena Sheet set, and Catalina Sheets and to be brand specific they all fall under the Vizcaya Luxury Hotel collection. 

The sheets had a nice feel from the time I got them out of the package, to washing them and putting them on the bed. They feel nice and crisp and remind me of nice hotel quality sheets. The quality is definitely there and I know they will last a long time before any wear and tear. The king sized sheets also feature a grey piping on the pillow cases was a nice added touch.

All their products are manufactured at their factory in Guatemala.

This Halloween Fill Their Bags with Less Sugar ( Bag Fillers)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Don't get stuck handing out just sugary candy to trick-or-treaters. Prevent the sugar overload with edible and non edible Halloween treat and bag fillers for those little trick or treaters.

Earth's Best-

Spell out HALLOWEEN and hand out healthy snack packs such as Earth's Best (Sesame Street) Organic Letter of the Day Vanilla Cookies. Candy won’t crowd out the healthy foods if kids are intrigued with the tasty alphabet treat.

Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie? KIDSAFE Cookies are a perfect Halloween “treat” in its own little package. 

Snyder’s of Hanover-

Snyder’s of Hanover® has Halloween-themed peanut-free pretzels that are guaranteed not to scare kids away this season. The Snyder’s of Hanover Halloween Snack Packs retail for around $4.99 and include 24 of the 0.5 oz. individual bags of mini pretzels. 

Earlier this year Snyder’s of Hanover® transitioned its main pretzel bakery to a peanut-free production facility to accommodate consumer demand for peanut-free snacks. This important change makes Snyder's of Hanover® pretzels the perfect choice to hand out during trick-or-treat or send to school with your kid(s) for a classroom Halloween party. Because these pretzels are peanut-free, moms don’t need to worry about who gets their hands on these delicious treats!

** Watch this spot for more non sugary and non edible bag fillers.

Minute® Rice Celebrates National Rice Month with Recipes To Share with Our Readers

Monday, September 26, 2016

September is National Rice Month, and we have recipes from Minute Rice to help showcase the latest products. The Minute Rice test kitchen developed an assortment of simple yet delicious recipes featuring the new Minute Ready to Serve Rice products. To learn more about the newest Minute Rice products, tasty recipe ideas and other varieties within the Minute Rice family of products, visit

Minute Ready to Serve Brown & Quinoa Mediterranean Salad


·         1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa
·         1 cup chopped baby kale
·         ¼ cup Greek vinaigrette
·         ¼ cup halved cherry tomatoes
·         ¼ cup sliced cucumber
·         2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
·         2 tablespoons sliced Kalamata olives
·         1 marinated artichoke heart, chopped

Heat rice according to package directions. In a small bowl combine rice, kale, vinaigrette, tomatoes and cucumber. Top with feta, olives and artichokes.

Serves 1.


·         1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
·         2 ounces cooked shrimp
·         2 tablespoons chutney
·         ¼ cup plain yogurt
·         1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
·         1 tablespoon chopped peanuts

Heat rice according to package directions. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine shrimp and chutney.  Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Stir in yogurt, cilantro and rice. Top with peanuts. 

Serves 1.

Speedy Ham Fried Rice with Minute Ready to Serve White Rice Family Size Bowl

·         1 bowl Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice Family Size Bowl
·         ½ cup carrots, diced
·         2 tablespoons vegetable oil
·         1 cup ham, diced
·         ½ cup green onions, sliced
·         2 tablespoons soy sauce
·         ½ cup celery, sliced
·         2 large whole eggs, beaten

Heat rice according to package directions. Heat oil in in a large wok or skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrots and stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in rice, ham and soy sauce. Continue to stir-fry until heated through. Pour in eggs and cook, stirring constantly, until eggs are done. Serve with additional soy sauce, if desired.

Serves 4.

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Are You Owed Compensation?

There are various things in life that are out of our control. And when some of these external effects take hold of our lives, we can often end up at a disadvantage. Thankfully, there are some things that we can claim compensation for. Have you ever been a victim for reasons that were out of your control? Then there is a big chance that you are eligible for some money. Here is a list of some of the things that you can claim compensation for.

A Delayed Or Cancelled Flight

Do you often fly from an EU country using a European airline? Then you can sometimes claim compensation if your flight is severely delayed or canceled. On all flights that are delayed by more than two hours, you can receive a free drink and snack. You will also be given access to emails and a phone to contacts those who may be waiting for you. Should you be delayed overnight, the airline will put you up in a hotel. For flights that are delayed over three hours, you can claim compensation. However, only of it is the fault of the airline. Get in touch with your airline if this ever happens to you.

Occupational Injuries

No matter what type of work you do for a living, you should always be provided with plenty of safety equipment. Things like noise-cancelling headphones, dust masks, and protective gloves. These will be supplied by your employer. If they aren’t, and you contract an illness or have an accident, you can claim compensation. One of the most common occupational health conditions that people claim for is mesothelioma. Many construction workers who have been exposed to asbestos develop this form of lung cancer. If you want to claim, you can find your mesothelioma attorney in Madeksho Law.

Criminal Injury

There are some criminal activities that could result in you getting badly injured. If you have been involved in one of these, then you might be eligible for compensation. This could be worth your while if you had to take time off work because of the injuries that you sustained. Whether you suffered from physical injuries or have found it hard to mentally cope ever since you should contact a lawyer and see if you can make a claim.

Car Accidents

Have you recently been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you should be able to receive some money as compensation. But there is one important thing to remember – you will need witnesses who saw the crash and can vouch for you. That is why it is always important to stop people straight after an accident if you think they saw what happened. You should be able to get money to compensate your injuries as well as any expenses that you have incurred. Hiring a personal injury lawyer Los Angeles could help you after an accident. Hiring a lawyer to handle your personal injury case can help you get money to help you with any medical or insurance bills.

Feel like you have been made a victim for reasons out of your control? Then you can probably claim for it! Hopefully, this blog post has given you plenty of ideas what exactly you can claim for.

Mother/ Daughter Skechers Fall Boot Review + A Giveaway ( Canada only)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Reviews by: Monique and Erika

With Fall here, it's a great time to get a pair of fashionable Fall boots and maybe a pair for Winter too. Skechers is a brand that is making its mark globally. Skechers offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division and performance footwear with various designs to choose from whether it is boots, sandals, casuals, sneakers, etc and they sure are very comfortable too. Skechers footwear are available in department stores, specialty stores, independent stores and even online. Skechers is also available in more than 160 countries. 

Erika and I are were quite happy to review a couple of different pairs of their Fall boots for the change of the season. With more than hundreds  of designs to choose from only in the boots category it sure is to fulfill everyone's need in your family. 

Erika says: "My Laramie 2 boots are awesome - they are comfortable and stylish. I love the overall look and the cushioned insoles. These lace up casual low mid calf ankle boots will complete any outfit! I love my new SKECHERS Laramie boots and would definitely recommend them. 

Whether you're looking for an an athletic or a casual shoe, SKECHERS has something for you!"

Monique says: " I chose the Adorbs in black. I loved the look of the ribbed knit sweater material as the cuff, as well as a flat bottom.

These are perfect to wear with skinny jeans, jeggings, etc, and come in a few colors. Very comfortable too with it's memory foam- it's like walking in your slippers outdoors! 

Once the weather gets a bit more cooler here, I look forward to wearing them outdoors more."

You can find more about Skechers and their shoes on their website and if you decide to go ahead and get yourself one or one for each member of your family do not forget to check the section about how to care for your new shoes/boots.

Skechers Canada would love to have The One Income Dollar giveaway 2 pairs- yes, 2 pairs of their boots for Men or Women, on our site. This means 2 winners but 1 pair of boots for each winner- their choice! We're so excited to be able have this giveaway for our readers. The draw however is only open to Canadian residents. A random draw will be held by on October 7, 2016.

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Leave a comment for Skechers on which pair you would pick  if you won. As well, please leave your contact info should we need to contact you.

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