Tuesday, May 29, 2012


SO I talked to a few Etsy owners today and 2 lovely women will be sending me samples to review! One is a organic soap store and the other is mineral makeup! this is gonna be fun!
That's all for now dears.
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xo Sara

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bloglovin -- lets see if this helps.

SO, first off- <a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3758176/reviews?claim=rryd669y8wf">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

Now for the real review that is currently a work in progress.

I don't have much to currently say about bloglovin.com, but i think it is worth a shot if it may help me get people to follow my blog and to read it.. What blog lovin gives you is a centralized place to read all of you're favorite blogs.. in one place. And if you are a writer, its a  place to promote you're blog. Seems pretty nifty if you ask me. So, I am on it,and trying to gain a following.

That's all I have to say on it thus far.. more to come..
If you found me and are following me now via bloglovin comment and and let me know. I'd like to personally thank each and every one of you for reading my daily ramblings.

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Lots of love,

Spotify and 8tracks

The other day I was spending some quality time with my best friend Alyssa. We were in the process of facials and doing nails. I had my laptop playing music and she asked if I could YouTube a song for her. I responded to her with "I'll just look it up on Spotify, whats the title?" She stared at me, confused beyond belief. I asked her what was wrong and she was like.. what the hell is a "Spotify". She even used the cliche air-quotes and all.

I was amazed. Alyssa is someone who is constantly on Facebook, and loves music! So, how she had not used Spotify by now was just mind blowing for me. So, as a part of my duties as best friend, I had to show her this amazing tool that I am honestly addicted to!

For those who like my best friend have no clue to what Spotify is, its a online music directory. Search the title of a song, or an artist and you will find their music, collaborations, albums, pictures, and bios. It also connects to your Facebook and posts what you listen to, your top artists, playlist's you have made and will even connect to you're computers iTunes or Windows Media Player and allow you to add that music to you're playlist. They have apps and even now allow you to post songs with Spotify to you're tumblr. Spotify is pretty damn fantastic and once I told Alyssa all about it, and she explored a bit off of my computer, she got it for her phone and computer.

Its super easy to get Spotify. Just google Spotify, download the software, connect to Facebook and listen away! I love this program and recommend it to anyone who listens to music. It has allowed me to re-discover old favorites and find new one! (OR see link below)

8tracks, unlike Spotify does not allow you to change what song you are listening to. It works more like Pandora. You get a certain amount of song changes per hour. It differs from Pandora in the sense that you can not only look up a genera or artist, you can look up pre-created playlist's by other users that include a certain song or fits your listening needs. Like sleeping or working out. I prefer the indie pop playlist's and have about 5 different ones I will listen to on a regular basis.

With 8tracks I am able to discover completely new artists and songs; and if I love a song enough I can buy it straight off of iTunes right away!
PS 8tracks connects to Facebook also!
PSS See link below to try it out!

So, if you love music I suggest trying one or both of these programs out!

Spotify: http://www.spotify.com/us/start/
8tracks: http://www.8tracks.com/

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xo Sara

Gay Marriage

On Monday May 14, President Obama made history once again. He came out supporting Gay Marriage for the first time. He is also the first US President to do so. If you have yet to see the video, please watch!

I know I am reviewing this a bit late, but I feel it is very necessary. Now, if you have read my bio you will know that I am an open pansexual (more to come on that via Krags Life) and currently just hit 2 months with my girlfriend Rachel. So this topic means so much to me and is held very close to my heart.

When VP Joe Biden came out in support of Gay Marriage a few day before Obama, many started voicing their opinions. I was still in college and it was finals week. In two of my classes we had debates on this subject and everyone wanted their ideas on the matter to be heard.

Those who were like me and pro-marriage equality talked about why they wanted to see Gay Marriage legalized across the board in all 50 states. They talked about marriage and how legalizing gay marriage would not damage the reputation of "straight" marriage and how everyone should have the ability to marry the person they love. Some went deeper into the issue of legal rights that civil unions do not cover and wanting the ability to not only marry but also adopt children as a legal and married couple.

When people who opposed gay marriage took the floor, the also had legitimate qualms. Although I did not agree with them, I understand we all come from different political and religious backgrounds. Mainly, I was just happy to not  to hear people bring up comments like gay marriage will lead to people marrying animals and kids. Lets just say the college classroom setting and professor guided debate helped prevent this nonsense from being spewed.

So, what did the other side have to say? Most of them just believed that marriage is a sacred organization and that it should stay between a man and a women. Fair enough.. I guess..  I don't agree but I tend to be an open minded and reasonable person so even though I don't agree I wasn't crazy stupid mad.

Being part of the LGBT community I want to see change in the laws across the country. I hope and dream of the day I will be able to walk down the isle in a gorgeous white gown, in front of all the people I love and adore, and express the profound amount of love I hold for the person next to me. That person in my mind can be a man or a woman. If I have the ability to love either gender I should be able to marry either gender. At this point in my relationship and my life, I honestly can say I hope it will be Rachel meeting me at the end of the isle.

Recently I was talking to my good friend Andy. He is openly gay and is in a relationship with Kyle. Kyle, like me, is pansexual... or is he bisexual...not sure.. it's one of those, anyway... Andy was telling me that he was so proud of both Kyle and I. We could easily hide our sexuality and still be happy. WE could just date people of the opposite sex, and avoid all the drama of coming out and seeking support, not to mention the marriage side of it all.

I was both flattered and offended. Andy was correct, I could easily avoid all the drama that came with being out of the closet. But, I am not only proud to be out, I respect myself to be out of the closet. I care so much about myself, that I want to openly love whomever I will love and after being with Rachel for two months, I know it was my destiny to be with her at this point in my life. We have taught each other so much, I am not even sure where I would be if she was not here with me at this point in my life. I feel Kyle, and anyone who relates to our sexuality would feel the same way.

When it comes down to it, it isn't always about ease, it's about doing whats right. And that my friends can be related not only to life, but to politics. It may not be easy to be out, or be an ally, or pass a marriage equality act, but it is the right thing to do and it is the smart thing to do.

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Lots of Love, Sara

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Future Review Ideas

Hey guys,
I don't have anything new to review for you. I am just trying to brainstorm with you all and figure out what i should be reviewing. I am willing to do fashion, TV, movies, music, celebs, charities, hair care, beauty, skin care, cleaning items, shoes, stores.. anything really. So here is what I have came up with. It really isn't that long but I thought I'd throw some ideas out there.. if you want to suggest or tell me what you think of an idea, comment below!

  1. Toms shoes
  2. Toms Charity
  3. Lush beauty products
  4. YouTube channels
  5. Foster the people
  6. Lindsey Lohan
  7. Internet Explorer 9
  8. 8tracks.com
  9. Spotify
  10. some exotic food.. vegetarian though..
  11. Glee
  12. Alcatraz
  13. Darren Chris
  14. Sherlock
  15. Dr.Who
  16. Arbonne beauty
  17. American Eagle clothes
  18. Victoria s Secrete clothes
  19. Nutorious snacks
  20. Weight Watchers
  21. Gotye
  22. Florence + The Machine
  23. UV-Blue
  24. UV-Cake
  25. Kinky
  26. Budweiser Platinum Beer
  27. Fourth of July? 
  28. Fun. 
  29. The Band Perry
  30. Grouplove

So are any of these appealing? Anything I didn't think of? Is there something you have no tried and want someone to do it before you do? Well.. Thats where I can help. I try this stuff for you guys.. if you own a company or small business and would like me to try a product and review it, email me and we can arrange something! If you are a band or soloist and want me to review/promo your group do the same. 

One other general idea I had was doing interviews with people. I'd love to interview bands. If any of you have a hook-up for me to meet some bigger names, contact me. I'd love to interview them and write about it! 

Thanks guys! Have a good night, comment below, subscribe and share!
Lots of love. 

xo Sara

Say Yes to Beautiful

Yes To Inc was is the brand for the products of the Say Yes to Tomatoes line. With a company mission of "affordable, kick-ass products that work and make people feel good" you know something awesome is going on here. The packaging is clean, bright, and draws attention immediately. And in terms of the product, get ready to be amazed.

I have the typical combination oily skin. With the busy life of a college kid and the diet to go with it, i.e. lots of alcohol, greasy food and sleepless nights. Not to mention those pesky late night snacks, it's no surprise that my skin goes through the ringer. So by mid-terms of my first semester in college my skin, which use to be clear and blemish free, was now oily, and I constantly was having acne outbreaks. So, like many poor college kids, I called my mom asking for her to send something to help with my skin.

A few days later, I opened a package from home filled with goodies, including, 3 products from the Say Yes to Tomatoes line. I received the Clear Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser, the Acne Roller Ball Spot Stick, and the Clear Skin Clearing Facial Mask. Each product worked wonders but did very specific tasks.

The Clear Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser is the wash I use. Its gentle and just a small dab goes a long way once you use some water. The gel turns into suds and is easy to apply while in the shower, which is what I do. Its small but powerful, I noticed my skin was dramatically softer and my acne was clearing up after one use.. which as you can imagine just encouraged me to use it more. It quickly found its rightful place in my shower caddy. The one downfall I found with this product would have to be as soon as I started to use it less or forget to use it one day, my acne flared up with a vengeance. Overall I'd give this a 4.5 star rating and will continue to use it.

Acne Roller Ball Spot Stick is a anytime product.I have used a few other spot treatment products with none standing up to this product. Most would leave my skin not only dry but itchy and it never really helped clear up acne. I also had the experience of a chemical burn from one product. Not fun. Luckily, Yes To has created this product. It is great for as soon as you see blemishes starting to show up and  want to nip them before it gets out of hand. I tend to use this every morning as part of my routine and after the shower every night. It really works. It does tingle a little but nothing to worry about. I love this and I am almost out of my first stick and am in need of another. This product earned a solid 5 stars in my book. Love it.

Clear Skin Clearing Facial Mask is the same as a mud mask in my opinion. I wouldn't use this daily but whenever my skin starts to get funky again, I use it and its like hitting the RESET button on my face! Its super easy to apply, I normally wet my face a bit ,normally after it has been washed which is recommended, then use a finger to apply. I spread a thin and even layer around my face and then wait. I normally wear for 5-10 minutes and then remove. It does stiffen as it dries and hardens but it is not unbearable. When the mask is completely removed I notice how soft my skin is and if I had a big blemish it has normally gone down in size and the color has changed from a bright red to a light pink. It is just great and also makes for a fun at home spa treatment with your friends! I love this and due to the nature of the product, it lasts a very long time! 5 stars!

I adore this line of products and hope to continue using them. Products can be found at Walgreen's  or online at http://www.yestocarrots.com/

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I created this supplemental blog for kragslife in the hopes of being able to share some nifty things with you. I want this to be a space where I can review products that I love and give you my tips and tricks on how to use each one. Eventually I hope to sync this with my youtube channel and make videos for your lovely eyes to see. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comment section or if you are a owner of a company and would like me to do a review of your product leave some contact information for me at sara.kragness@gmail.com and I will get back to you!  As always, please share and subscribe!