Sunday, April 13, 2014

Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent Review & Giveaway!







Review:

My review will be posted shortly after I have tried the product a few times!









Giveaway:

One lucky reader will receive 2 coupons for a FREE Bottle of Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent! See the Rafflecopter below. All entries are optional but the more you do the better chance you have of winning. 


RULES:
+ Must be 18 years or older
+ Must live in the United States
+ Giveaway Ends at 11:59PM ET on Thursday April 24th and the winner will be emailed at the email address they provided in the Rafflecopter form. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or another winner will be picked. 




a Rafflecopter giveaway


For a SECOND Chance at Winning be sure to go to this link to enter: http://insiders.purex.com/TheRulesHaveChangedwithPurexNoSort?id=356.

There will be one Grand Prize Winner to win a years supply as well as $1,000 and also 100 Winners will win a Free Bottle!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Get Walking with a Pedometer- Ozeri Digital Pocket Pedometer Review



It is the time of the year to open your sliding glass doors and start spring cleaning, but don't get stuck inside all day long, go outdoors and go for a walk! An easy way to maintain and lose weight or to just live healthier is going for a walk. If you get winded from running or doing lots of cardio than I suggest walking more often and only doing cardio a couple days a week. 

My new favorite toy is the Pedometer. I tried out the Ozeri Digital Pocket Pedometer and am loving how easy it is to track how many steps I take a day. I usually average around 5,000 steps a day while very active people average around 10,000. I would love to meet somewhere in between and am hoping with the warmer weather that I will try and make more free time to go on at least one walk a day.

The pros of this pedometer are that it is small and works in your hand, pocket, purse or bag and that it only tracks your steps and since it is step up to your stride (which you set yourself and it is quite simple) it is not confused by car rides. I also like how it resets every day so you know that it is an accurate count each day, and can also track calories burned! It keeps all your steps saved for 7 days so you can look back and see your progress over the past week.

There are a few cons that I have noticed also. First, the lanyard that came with it was extremely cheap and started to fray. Secondly, setting up the pedometer was quite tiring. I actually had to take the battery out and put it back in to work (though it is fine now), also when setting it up for the first time it does not show you AM and PM when setting the clock. Lastly, the directions display the order on the screen goes from pounds to inches when it reality it goes from pounds to centimeters and does not show you how to switch between inches and centimeters.

Other than the few challenges with setting the pedometer up there have been no issues and it has worked great! If you are looking for a pedometer I suggest checking this one out since it is fairly inexpensive. Right now you can purchase it on Amazon for $15.95. The Pedometer is available in Black and Yellow. Also be sure to check out Ozeri's website for their other amazing products!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Crest Sensi-Relief Toothpaste Review







I had the pleasure of trying Crest Sensi-Relief Toothpaste with Scope thanks to Influenster and Target. Influenster and Target sent out Target Spring Preview boxes to some Influenster members. Not every member got the same product so that is different from other Influenster Programs. What I loved most about the toothpaste was that it has whitening PLUS Scope. I usually do not like whitening toothpastes because they do not make my breath feel fresh so I love that they infused it with mouthwash. My mouth felt a lot cleaner after using this toothpaste than it does with other whitening toothpastes. My teeth are not usually sensitive, but I think that this is an added bonus to an already great product!

Check out the product on Target's website where it is being sold for $4.99. If you are planning to buy in store be sure to check online and your local newspaper for coupons as well as Target's Mobile app! Target allows you to use a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon for each item.

Check out my Spring Must Have List for my Spring Beauty Must Haves! Also, let me know what is on your must have list!




I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own. For more information about Crest Products and to become involved with Influenster please checked out their sites: CrestInfluenster







Book Review: Exsanguinate Book 1- World of Blood by Killion Slade & GIVEAWAY!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Exsanguinate is a book about three sisters who run an online RPG community. The Role Playing Game focuses on supernatural beings such as Vampires, Werewolves, and Demons. The book starts off introducing the main characters, all of which are really relateable, but as you get a few chapters into the book you suddenly become hooked on the story line. Suddenly, the sisters realize that supernatural beings are not as fictional as they thought.

The first half the book I was intrigued and kept reading to find out what happens to the sisters, the second half the book was when I really could not put the book down because I HAD to know what was going to happen. Even though the ending does reveal a lot you are also left on a cliffhanger with many questions. I can definitely see someone turning this book into a script and making a movie out of it. I can not wait for Book 2 of the series as I must know what happens next with the sisters and what is going on with the character that is literally introduced in the last paragraph of the book. Book 2 titled Revenant will be released at the end of 2014. There will also be an audio book released later this year for Exsanguinate so if you are into Audiobooks I will be sure to let you know when it is released!

If you are into books with supernatural characters and LOTS of suspense then I definitely recommend reading this book. If you are interested in the Twilight series then I see you enjoying this book. You can get the book on Amazon for $2.99 for an E-Copy and $13.39 for a Paperback Copy.

Visit Killion Slade's Website for more information!

Also, ONE lucky reader will win a copy of the book Exsanguinate (E-book or Signed Paperback, winners choice) along with a $10 Amazon Gift card and a video of the author reading my favorite excerpt from the book! Be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter below!




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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Purex Limited Edition Crystals Review & Giveaway






Review:

Add the crystals to the drum of your washing machine before adding in your clothes. You can use all of your regular products along with these crystals. This product made my clothes smell fresher longer. I always use a scented laundry detergent but by the time that I hang up the clothes the scent is no longer with them. I found that my clothes smelled much better even when wearing them after using this product. I loved the fresh floral fragrance of this product. I will have to stock up on these before they sell out since they are a limited edition!








Giveaway:

One lucky reader will receive 3 coupons for a FREE Bottle of Purex Crystals! See the Rafflecopter below. All entries are optional but the more you do the better chance you have of winning. 

For an EXTRA chance at winning visit Purex's Facebook Page HERE! There will be an additional 100 winners through that link from Purex & one grand prize winner of $1,000.

RULES:
+ Must be 18 years or older
+ Must live in the United States
+ Giveaway Ends at 11:59PM ET on Thursday April 3rd and the winner will be emailed at the email address they provided in the Rafflecopter form. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or another winner will be picked. 




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, March 21, 2014

March 2014 Birchbox Review & Unboxing!

View my Unboxing Video and then come back and read my post :)







Overall thoughts: I give this box a rating of 5/5. If every months box was like this one I would be a SUPER happy customer! The box had a nice assortment of products and all were generous sample sizes (including one full size product). Even though I do not always use them, I think it is cool when they include coupons for the drugstore Birchbox finds. No foil packets and no perfume samples in this months box, double score!








Inside the box is:

1.) Grand Central Beauty S.M.A.R.T Skin Perfecting Serum & Primer | I have been using this for about a week now. It has a very watery consistency that I am not a huge fan of because I feel it is not working that hard for my skin. As a primer it is a decent product but I would not buy it!  Full size, $68

2.)  Inika Eyeliner in Green Lagoon | It is awesome that they gave this as a full size item! The shade of green was a lot lighter than I expected, but I actually love it! It does not go on as smooth as a crayon, but it also does not poke your eye out like other pencils! Full size, $20

3.) Keims Cleanshine Energizing Shampoo | Great Size for a sample and I love getting Shampoos. It is something I will always use and since it runs out pretty fast I never have TOO many of them. Full Size, $9.50

4.)  Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum | I am especially excited for this since it is a facial sunscreen. With spring just around the corner (hopefully!) this will be great to put under my makeup for extra protection when sitting on the porch or going for a walk. I have also always been a fan of the Supergoop! Brand.  Full Size, $20-42

5.) Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream | I would rather have a drugstore product that I will use than a luxury product I will not so I do not hate when a mass market product is in a subscription box. The only thing I do not like is that they do not list all the info for these products on the info card and they do not allow you to review and get points for them on the website. Full Size, $12





Is this box worth $10: Yes. The  full size eyeliner alone was $20 and the rest of the samples were actually deluxe this month.
Is this box worth my $10: Yes! This is what I want from Birchbox every month! I constantly debate switching to Ipsy when I get a crappy Birchbox (the only reason I usually decide not to is that Ipsy sends mostly cosmetics and I want a mix of cosmetics, skincare, and lifestyle). I can not wait to see what next month brings, do not disappoint me Birchbox!

Disclaimer: These opinions are my own and I was not asked, nor do I get compensation, to review the box or these items.

If you would like to sign up for the Beauty Box yourself, here is the link: https://www.birchbox.com?raf=l4w14

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Colgate Optic White ToothBrush and Built-In Whitening Pen Review








Influenster sent me a Colgate Optic White Toothbrush & Built in Whitening Pen along with a tube of Colgate Optic White Toothpaste to make my teeth pearly white for spring! The packaging says "Whiter Teeth in 2 days" and they were not kidding. I saw just as much result as I saw when using 2 hour whitening strips and this was far less of a hassle. My teeth are already fairly white since I do not smoke or drink coffee but even I saw a slight result after 5 days:


What I loved most about the product was the design. The whitening pen is attached to the toothbrush and it makes storing so easy. The whitening gel also does not taste disgusting at all (it tastes like a minty toothpaste!) so it is easy to put on and just go to sleep afterwards. You do not need to rinse or brush it off either. If you are looking for an affordable way to whiten your teeth I would suggest using this product instead of whitening strips. I felt it was just as effective and was much less of a burden. I found the product on Target's website for $12.99 and I am sure since this is a new product that there will be many coupons for it!





I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own. For more information about Colgate Products and to become involved with Influenster please checked out their sites: Colgate Optic WhiteInfluenster