Monday, December 16, 2013

Influenster Rose VoxBox Review

 Another month, another Influenster voxbox review. Let's jump into it!!

1. Rimmer London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara ($5.99): I love a good mascara and I'm always on the hunt for new ones to try out. If you're into makeup, you know there is nothing worse than spending xx amount of dollars on a product only to be disappointed by it's outcome. The mascara claims to coat lashes individually for a big, false lash look in one simple stroke and no clumps. I haven't had a chance to try out this mascara yet but I'm really looking forward to it.

2. Dr. Scholl's For Her Cozy Cushions ($12.49): I'm one who's feet are always cold, whether it's Winter or Summer. So you can imagine how excited I was when I saw these in the box. I've been using for a couple weeks now and my feet have never felt warmer. Not only do they keep my feet warm and dry but they also provide a cushion underneath.

3. Belvita Crunch Breakfast Biscuits ($3.69 for a box of 5 packets of 4 biscuits): I received this brand of biscuits in a previous box and really enjoyed them so I had no doubt I would love these as well. They reminded me of a blueberry pie. What's not to love about a good for you, on the go breakfast bar.

4. Kiss Gradation Polishes ($6.99): My favorite item in the box! I love painting my nails and trying new polishes out, however when it comes to designs I just don't seem to know what I'm doing. I love these because you don't have to be neat and they still come out perfect. I will say though that they work and look better on longer nails versus short.

5. Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles ($3.99 for a 5.1oz bag): Chocolate with a creamy center, a chocolate lovers dream. However, I'm not sure what it is about the Lindt Lindor chocolates (any variety) that I do not like. I gave it to my husband to eat and he enjoyed it. This also came with a $1.00 off any Lindor item.

**These products were sent to me complimentary by Influenster for my honest non paid review**

Monday, November 11, 2013

Influenster - Dr. Scholl's Active Series Insoles Review

 A month ago I received a pair of Dr. Scholl's Active Series replacement insoles from Influenster to test out and review. Looking over the packaging, it claims that the Active Series is specifically designed for athletes and offers a triple zone protection.

The triple zone protection is divided into the following parts:
  1. Ball of Foot - padding to improve cushioning
  2. Arch - reinforced to support foot
  3. Heel - deep heel to absorb impact with every step
I have been testing out these insoles for the past month and I will say that they have been a great help. I'm able to walk/run for longer periods of time and have noticed that I haven't had the occasional knee pain that I used to experience. I will say though that I'm not a super active athelete, as in running 7 days a week for hours at a time. So with that said for me they worked great but how well will they work for that super active person, only trying them will tell. Even with the cushion of the insoles, they still feel normal under my feet.

The Dr. Scholl's Active Series insoles run for approx. $20 in stores, which I think is somewhat pricey but on the Dr. Scholl's website there is a $4 off coupon to help with the price. So if you're looking for foot support, I suggest you give these insoles a try!

**These products were sent to me complimentary through Influenster for an honest non paid review**

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Influenster Lifeway Kefir Review

A month ago I was selected to participate in the Influenster Lifeway program. I'm a huge fan of yogurt, so I was really excited to try out this new product. A week later I received two coupons, one was for a free product and the other was for $1 off 2. Looking at the coupons, I realized that this product comes in a drinkable form as well as frozen. I knew immediately that I was headed off to get some frozen yogurt.

I jumped onto my laptop and checked out the Lifeway site and narrowed down the closest stores to my location that carried them, the only problem is that the site doesn't state whether the stores carry both (drinkable, frozen) or just one kind. First two stores I walked into didn't have any at all (regardless of what the website had said), next store I walked into had only the drinkable yogurt. By now I was starting to get frustrated because how hard can it be to find a simple product. A few days later, I made a special trip out to a higher end grocery store and was lucky enough to find that they carried both products. My product of choice was the strawberry frozen Kefir.

I love the taste, it reminds me of candy (think laffy taffy of sorts), I would definitely try the other flavors. The other awesome benefits to this product include, probiotics, low calorie count, all natural, gluten free just to name a few. I will say though that I didn't enjoy traveling all over town just to find it and I doubt I would pay $5 a pint. In my opinion, that's just a tab bit high. However if it happened to be on sale, I'd be all over it.

**These products were sent to me complimentary through Influenster for an honest non paid review**

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bzzagent - Summer Grilling with Kroger Campaign

A month ago I was selected to participate in the Bzzagent, Summer Grilling with Kroger campaign. I was so excited to receive my products and get to testing, cause what's better than free products? FREE FOOD PRODUCTS!!! 

I was sent the following coupons:
- One free Big K 12-pack soda (any variety)
- One free pack of Kroger hamburger/slider buns (8 or 12 count)
- One free pack of Kroger Beef sliders or Turkey burgers
- One free pack of Kroger potato chips (any variety)
- 40 cents off one Kroger deluxe ice cream (any variety)

I was also sent a bunch of 40 cents coupons off Big K 12-pack soda and ice cream to give to my family and friends.

The day my coupons arrived, I hurried off to my nearest Kroger store and started shopping. I picked up turkey burgers, hamburgers buns, plain chips and Orange soda. I got back home, turned on my oven, and got to cooking. The best part was that the turkey burgers did not need to be defrosted. 

The turkey burgers were great. I personally thought that they could use a tad bit more seasoning but other than that they were an awesome grab. For the price of $7.99, I will definitely be purchasing them again. 

The chips were delicious. My husband (who's not a store brand type of guy) said that they tasted just as good as Lays chips. I have to totally agree with him on that one. They were gone in a couple days.  

The orange soda was awesome. I'm a big fan of orange soda to begin with and the taste of the Kroger brand was just/if not better than any brand name orange soda.

Overall, if you want great products with great flavors for a great price, then check out your local Kroger store.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Influenster Review - VEET® EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-On Kit

Well, looks like summer has finally made it and with summer, comes smooth legs!

I was so excited when I found out that I would be receiving the new Veet EasyWax Electrical Roll-On kit. I have been waxing on and off for as long as I can remember. I have tried many types of waxing products, from cold strips to sugaring to hot wax. You name it, I've tried it.

Included in the wax kit; the electrical warmer with base, legs & body roll-on refill, 24 hair removal strips (or 12-non woven strips) and 4 perfect finish wipes. Putting the kit together is super easy and takes less than 30 seconds. You pop in the refill into the warmer, plug the warmer into an outlet, stand the warmer in the base and let heat for 30 minutes to melt the wax. Easy enough right?

30 minutes roll by and I'm all prepped and ready to go. However, the wax is NOT ready. The roller is not gliding easily and nothing is coming out. Ok, another 15 minutes go by and it's not gliding on smoothly. After having it plugged in for over an hour and trying to position the warmer in different directions (I even tried putting it upside down to help the wax roll down), it was somewhat easier to use but it never did get to that super easy smooth to roll on wax consistency. 

Each time I used it, I had to roll on a few layers to get a good amount of wax on my legs. One refill was not enough for both my legs. However, I'm guessing had it worked properly and only needed one layer of wax then I'm sure there might have been plenty left.I did see a few people mention that there wasn't enough removal strips but the solution to that is simple, you can use the same strip a few times and it works just as good as the first time around. The finish wipes worked great to removal leftover wax. 

Overall, I do not recommend this product. For a retail price of approx. $29.99, I expected a much better waxing experience. 

* This product was sent to me complimentary from Influenster for my honest non paid review *

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Influenster Sugar 'n Spice VoxBox

You ready to see all the goodies of the next Influenster voxbox I received? I was so surprised to see such a big package waiting for me at my doorstep one day and couldn't wait to open it up and see what I was given the opportunity to try out. Here's a quick glance of all the awesome products I was sent.

Now let's get into the fun stuff. I have tested out everything shown and the reviews are my own.

The Sugar 'n Spice voxbox included the following:

1. BelVita Breakfast Biscuits ($3.69 for a box of 5 packets): I have never seen these in stores before and was excited to give them a try. Most days I never feel like eating an actual sit down breakfast and tend to grab something quick (not always the healthiest options either). Not only are these biscuits good for you but they taste great as well. They come in 5 flavors, I was sent the Cinnamon Brown Sugar. They come 4 in a pack and are great with any hot beverage. I'd definitely recommend these and will be picking up a box next time I'm at the store.

2. Nectresse ($3.99 for a box of 40 packets): I was really skeptical about this sweetener at first but I figured I'd give it a go, what did I have to lose. It says right on the box that 1 packet equals 2 teaspoons of sugar. I got my tea ready and added a packet into my mug. I was really expecting to add a couple more packs but I was wrong. It worked like a charm and tasted just like regular granulated sugar out of a bag. No after taste, no nothing. Best part about this sweetener is that it's made from monk fruit and 100% natural.

3. Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes ($5.99 for a 20 count box): I was really looking forward to testing these out, especially with my combination skin. Anything that helps with my oily t-zone is a plus in my books. I have never used Witch Hazel before so the smell really threw me off, I did not like it one bit. However, they made my face feel clean and refreshed. They got rid of dirt, oil and even makeup that was still on there from the day before. If there's anything I could change about this product, it would be the smell and longer lasting oil control.

4. Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer ($7.99 for a 6.5oz can): This is my favorite product of the bunch. I have never heard of it before, so I was excited to try it out. It smells good, sprays on easily, dries quickly and is non greasy. All of these things make for a good lotion in my opinion. Definitely a product that I will be buying once it's gone!

5. Colgate Optic White Regimen (Toothpaste $2.99 for 4oz tube, Toothbrush $2.99 per brush, Mouthwash $2.99: This isn't my first time using whitening products but it is my first time using Colgate. I was really happy to see these in the box, especially knowing how pricey whitening products tend to be. The first thing I love about these is the price point. For under $9, you have all the things you could possibly need for getting a brighter, whiter smile and who doesn't love that. They claim to whiten your teeth in just 5 days by using the toothpaste along with the mouthwash. I have only been using them for a couple days so far but I really love how they make my teeth feel afterwards. The only thing I wish I could change and that goes for all whitening products, is the taste. It's not horrible but if you've used whitening strips before then you know exactly what I mean. I'm really looking forward to seeing some results and will most likely be purchasing these once I'm out.

Thanks to Influenster for the awesome products!

**these products were sent to me complimentary through Influenster for an honest non paid review**

Friday, January 25, 2013

Influenster - Palmolive Fresh Infusions

This is what showed up at my doorstep a week ago and I have never been more excited to open up a package. Excited to do dishes? Yup, that's when you know you're a grown up!!

My friend happened to be visiting at the time, so we immediately opened up all the caps and started smelling each scent. At first glance, I thought I was going to love Ginger White Tea but it turned out to be my least favorite. My favorite scent was the lime basil, it was just so refreshing. My friend liked the lemon thyme the best and she even decided to test it out (who am I to stop her if she wants to wash my dishes).

Overall we both like Palmolive Fresh Infusions. The soap gets pretty sudsy and rinses off easily with no leftover residue. I highly recommend this product and will definitely be purchasing Palmolive Fresh Infusion in the near future. You can purchase your own bottle to try at any Target or Walmart for approx. $2.97.

**this product was sent to me complimentary through Influenster for an honest non paid review**