Wednesday, February 27, 2013

012. Influenster; Sweetheart Voxbox 2013

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I was so excited to open up another email from Influenster. Every one of their emails brings a smile to my face, I can tell you that much. I enjoy receiving their boxes and reviewing all the wonderful products inside. Anyways, I got picked yet again for another fabulous box. This time, the Sweetheart Voxbox. This box is complimentary from Influenster.

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Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars: $9.99 per box of 5 bars
Okay so I have to be honest, I was really skeptical about this bar because I'm not a fan of coconut or anything that 'looks' healthy, lol. But this bar was delicious. I even shared a piece with my 8 year old and he really liked it as well. With only 180 calories in each bar, you can't beat that. When you've got that sweet tooth and need something to curb it, these would do the trick. My husband is always looking for something like this to take to work, something high in protein and high in fiber. I will definitely be purchasing a box for the house.

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Olay Fresh Effects {Va-Va-Vivid!} Powered Contour Cleansing System: $12.99
Olay Fresh Effects {Shine Shine Go Away!}: $6.99 for full size (5oz)
I used the Fresh Effects this morning after my shower. I have to say this product was the most exciting out of my box. Here lately I've had some serious oil build up and black heads on my face. Probably due to stress (mother of 5, 2 with special needs) but none the less it's been a big problem for me because my face is usually flawless. After using this, my face was silky smooth and even now at 7PM my face is still silky smooth and feels so refreshed. I'll be using this every morning and as soon as I run out, I'll be purchasing. I recommend this to everyone who has oily skin or who wears a lot of makeup.

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Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response: $7.99-$9.99
I currently use Secret as my main deodorant and have never been unsatisfied with their products. I was really excited to receive this deodorant because I'm a busy mom, always on the go and I stress. I wore it today when we had 3 doctor appointments. This is usually an every day or every other day thing for us now so this deodorant definitely got tested to it's full extent. The deodorant has lasted me all day. Usually I'd have to reapply it later in the day after being so busy but not with this kind. I kept smelling my pits all day, lol. I loved the Citrus smell it put off and I loved how dry it kept me. I recommend this to anyone who's constantly on the go or who stresses a lot.

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Not your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray: $6.00 for full size
I loved the way this stuff smelt. I tried it out this morning before I actually fixed my hair for the day (which involves the blow dryer and flat iron). It does everything it promises but with me having short hair, it's not going to be my go-to product. But only while I have short hair. I think it would have been great 3 weeks ago, lol. I wish I would have got the Volumizing Hair Spray since I give my bob 'height' but I plan on buying it to try it out. I will use the Sea Salt Spray once my hair grows out. I recommend this to anyone with medium-long hair.

Another successful Voxbox, thanks Influenster.
*all these products were received complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes only.

Monday, February 25, 2013

011. The Taste

Despite all the reviews I've read about the show, I actually like it and look forward to future episodes. I always love a good cooking show and this one has quite a twist. You can watch 'The Taste' on Tuesdays at 9|8c on ABC. If you'd like to see what the last episode had in store, check it out here!

What's your review on the show?

Monday, February 18, 2013

009. Valentine's Day 2013

I hope all you ladies had a fabulous Valentine's day. Geoff and I celebrated ours the Saturday before. We went and seen Identify Theft at the movies, which was hilarious. We went out to dinner and did some shopping afterwards. Valentine's Day he treated me to a full day of pampering. I got my hair done, a cut, highlights, lowlights, a wash and style. I also got my brows done. It was totally worth the $125 bucks, I feel and look like a new person. For Valentine's dinner he cooked steaks, rice&gravy with baked potatoes and mac&cheese. It was delicious. I had originally planned to cook but he insisted. I bought him a bag of Reese's and this cologne from PacSun. I forgot to take pictures, figures. But I did take some pictures of my hair and my Valentine's bling. We picked up my ring when we did our Valentine's date. Apparently since I lost all the weight I have, my fingers shrunk. I'm now a size 6 instead of a 7.5. I'm just smitten with it. I love it even more than the first time.

My new look
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My beautiful ring
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Happy Valentine's day to all you ladies, single or taken.

008. Bauble Swap Reveal

YAY! It's finally time to reveal the goodies I got from the Bauble Swap. I got paired with the amazing, Annie. Whom I already had the pleasure of knowing and I had so much fun shopping for her. I didn't take pictures of her goodies I bought but you can find them here. I told her I liked chunky jewelry and bright/loud colors, she hit the nail on the head too! Here's my goodies:

 She wrapped everything up so nicely.
Even included a super cute card, with 5 little penguins! ;))
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 My bright and colorful bracelets
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 My bright and chunky necklace with my super cute card
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 After receiving her package, I realized a lot of things to make my next swap even better. I can't wait to sign up for another, as this was my first one. Thanks again Annie, loved everything! :D