Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Influenster Beauty Blogger Voxbox

I am always excited to try new products, especially beauty products so I was practically jumping out of my seat when I was picked to receive the Influenster Beauty Voxbox. Even if not everything worked for me, it really was so much fun. Here's a rundown of what was inside and my experience: The Goody spin pins would not keep my hair in a bun, I have a lot of hair and put it in a bun almost daily and it just fell out no matter how I tried. I really love the idea though and will keep trying despite my thick curly hair! Eboost didn't do much for me and was a bit hard to swallow, but I think it would have been fine if I used more water. Not Your Mother's Frizz Control cream smells heavenly, seriously! It works pretty well, also taming my unruly curls! I always love NYC products, they are so affordable and have a good amount of color in the palette. Great for a night out! The Bath and Body Works candle is super cute and very strong. I received the black pepper bergamot, and while I didn't really care for it(it's very manly), I know there are lots of others that I like. As for the false lashes, I have to admit I am a bit of a newb, so this was quite an undertaking for me. After about 30 minutes of trying to get it perfect I gave up. It looked ok, but not as close to the lashline as I would like, and the glue didn't come off to keep them clean for the next use. I might have had an "off" night when testing things out, as the pics portray. I was a bit tired and ragged :P Still, so much fun and much appreciated!

Thanks, Influenster, for letting me try out these items complimentary!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Soft Scrub Total Review & Coupon Giveaway

Thanks to my friends at Purex Insiders, I was sent a couple of bottles of Soft Scrub Total (with Bleach and without) to try out for myself! I am constantly on the search for great cleaning products so this was a very welcome gift! I have since used it in the bathroom on the counters, toilet, and tub and like what I see! Smells fresh (both versions, although the bleach one is a bit strong), and cleans well. I also love that it sprays upsidedown! Both versions seemed to clean about the same, so I will be sticking to the one without bleach just because of how clumsy I am with bleach :)
Thanks to Purex, I was also given 3 free coupons for any Soft Scrub Total, Bleach Clean, or abrasive product to give to my friends/readers!
Since I don't get many readers I will send each of the first three commenters on this blog post a coupon to use for themselves!

Thanks for participating! Winners are Rachel, Gina, and Natalie! I will contact you for your mailing info :)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies = yum!

Recently I was able to try out the new Oatmeal Raisin Soft Baked Cookie from Quaker, complimentary, thanks to Influenster! I have tried other yummy treats from Quaker, including breakfast bars (banana warmed up slightly = heaven!) but did not know that they made COOKIES, too! So I was incredibly excited to try it out. I am not a huge fan of oatmeal raisin, but these cookies literally melted in my mouth. So good, I may have to start eating more oatmeal LOL!. The cookie was sweet, but not overpowering. Great snack, will definitely try again! I even gave a small piece to Keira and Elise and they both asked for more!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Cuteness Overload!

It's been awhile since I have posted an update on the girls, and luckily Em took some beautiful pics for us this weekend to show off! As of March 29th, Keira is now 3 years old and Elise is almost 16 months! Keira is learning to spell and quite the little smarty, and Ellie is walking like a pro, talking more and more, and so incredibly cute! Especially with her sideways, toothy smile :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

imPRESS Press-on Manicure

How cute are these imPRESS nails?! I love to try new nail products, mainly because mine are horrid and I need to hide them :P Plus, I bite my nails and putting pretty things on them helps to curb my addiction. So, press-on nails in general sounded a bit 80s to me, mainly because it has been awhile since I have tried any that did not require glue since then (by the way, the packaging on these is very cool, another way it pushes its way out of the 80s LOL). I was hopeful that over the years the product had improved. And they definitely have, but alas, they still had issues :( My nails are quite broad and ugly, and I think these are sometimes made for those who already have pretty nails. After a bit of back and forth, I did find enough out of the set to fit, mostly anyway. Some of my natural nail still showed but I have to admit, these are definitely the closest to natural I have ever used for press-ons. I love the shape and length - perfect for a mom of two who can't handle much more than that :) The pattern was a bit wild, but actually super cute on much to my surprise. My main issue/problem was that they fell off not more than a few hours later :( I am not sure if it is due to the shape of my nails or the quality of the product, but I was bummed. I think if they had stayed like they are advertised I would actually buy more. I might try them again anyway, just in case it was the application I did that caused them to come off. Till then, I'd give this product a B minus :)

*Note: I received a complimentary sample of this product from the Influenster Holiday Voxbox program.

NYC New York Color

I have to apologize because this is a complete RAVE review, I could pretty much gush about NYC Liquid Lipshine. First off, it's cheap, which is always good in my book :) But really, it should cost more. This lipgloss actually stays on (even though my instincts tell me to reapply based on all the others I have used), it smells wonderful - like a warm sugar cookie, and the color is perfect. The shade I tried is called Nude York City(582), it is a pale shimmery nude shade that gives my lips the perfect "pop". The applicator is easy and soft and so are my lips!
Another funny - I went to grab it out of my purse to apply and almost freaked when I couldn't find it. Sad, but that is really how much I love this gloss. I can't wait to try more shades!

*Note: I received this product complimentary through the Influenster Holiday Voxbox program.

Holiday Voxbox!

Recently, I was able to sign up and receive some samples to try and review from So far this is a great program & I am having fun unlocking "badges"! The posts to come will highlight a few of the products they sent, so if you have any questions I welcome them!