Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 2014 Popsugar Must Have Box Review & Unboxing!

Please watch my unboxing video and then come back and read this post :)

The Popsugar Must Have Box is a subscription box which costs $39.99 per month, BUT all the products you get are full size and the boxes are always worth more than $100! If you love getting surprises than this box is for you!

The items in the box:

1.) Tilo Scarves Modal Gradation Scarf in Raisin : This is such a cute scarf. It is lightweight and perfect for fall and will match with a lot of my outfits! The one I received had a stain on it so I am waiting for a new one to be shipped to me at the moment so I have not been able to wear it yet but I am dying to! This scarf is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Fred Segal, and Ron Herman. Value: $125

2.) Nicole Miller Stereo Earbuds: Love, Love, Love these. They are dark blue but also chic looking. They come with three removable ear pieces that are in different sizes so I found that to be cool! Value: $20

3.) Oribe Superfine Purse Size Hair Spray: I hardly ever use hairspray so I will be giving this away.  $21.50

4.) Letter C Design Gold Foil Arrow Pencils: Not too excited to be getting pencils in my box. They are black and have a nice gold arrow on them but will I ever use them is the question. I have always been a pen person myself. $5

5.) Rifle Paper Co. Garance Dore Assorted Girls Set: While this would have been cool for me ten years ago I never write letters or notes these days. I MAYBE write one a year (and that's pushing it!) so for me to hold on to these is just a waste of space when I have so little space as it is. I will either sell them or give them away. $18

6.) Urban Remedy Almost Brownie: This is a 100% Organic Brownie. This one is okay. It is not terrible tasting so I will eat it but I do not really get a craving for it either. Also they are really overpriced! $6

7.) Nike $20 Gift Card -  FINALLY they send an actual gift card. This card IS worth $20 (no minimum purchase) and ALSO comes with a free shipping code. I have not ordered anything yet but obviously I will not waste it ;).

7.) Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Sea Salt & Almond Minis -  These are really good! I love getting bags of chocolate in the boxes! Also these are a little healthier since they have Sea Salt and Almonds but are not an organic gross tasting food so I like them! Sometimes I just feel like Popsugar includes a lot of healthier but gross tasting snacks! $4

Not in my top 5 favorites but definitely a GREAT box! Even though I will not use half of the items (sad but true) I will use ALL of the big ticket items in the box so the box was still well worth my money! Also, this box is a MUCH higher value than they have been in a while! It is funny because the scarf alone costs the exact amount ($125) as the total cost of all the items in August's Box did!

Total value of the box: $219.50

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Review: Adovia Natural Sulfur Soap

If you have ever suffered with Acne, Blackheads, or oily skin than you should try out the Adovia Natural Sulfur Soap which is made for people who suffer from these ailments. This soap is not recommended for people with dry or sensitive skin though Adovia does make other products for your skin type.

This soap is enriched with minerals and sulfur from the Dead Sea and other ingredients include Olive Oil and Aloe Vera extract. The sulfur ingredient has antiseptic, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties.

This soap can be used on both your face and your body. I only suffer from pimples on the face but I did see some results from using the soap on my face. It made me less prone to breakouts which makes me a lot happier! I do not suffer from any body acne and I have more of a normal skin type so I did not see any real results on my skin but the soap did lather well, it smelled good, and it made me feel nice and clean. Also, my skin felt less dry after I took a shower than other soaps which can strip your natural body oils!

Right now you can purchase the soap on Amazon for $10 (which includes prime shipping). This price may seem expensive for soap but if you are using this on your face in place of a facial cleanser than the price is right.

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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Influenster Vitality VoxBox Review

I recently received a box of goodies complimentary from Influenster to review. Take a look at my unboxing video below to see what I got. Underneath the video is my review on all of the products I received. If you want me to send you an invite so you can sign up and get free products yourself please leave your email in the comments section below.

They had a nice variety of items in the box which I was excited to try. I loved some products more than others and will detail all of the items below. 

1.) First Degree Advanced Burn Cream: $5.97-$8.99 - Put this burn cream on minor burns (like when your straighter grazes your ear). It will reduce redness and cool it off. A staple for everyone's medicine cabinet.

2.) Elizabeth Arden FLAWLESS FUTURE Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum: $60 - I LOVED this serum! It felt great on my face and my skin was a lot brighter and smoother. It is pretty expensive but is a great item to add to your Holiday Wish List!

3.) Playtex Sport Fresh Balance: $3.99 - I have always been a user of Playtex Products. These were no disappointment, unlike some other brands that are hard to get out of the applicator! 

4.) Pure Leaf Iced Tea: $1- I am already a fan of this Iced Tea! It tastes a lot better than other Ice Tea's and it is healthier for you! They do not add any preservatives to the Tea!

5.) Softlips Cube: $1.29 - I received the Vanilla flavor and I am in love! The cube is so cute and I love how easy it is to apply to your lips. No winding the tube and no dipping your fingers into the pot! Just take the cap off and go!

6.) Bikini Ready Energy Gummies: $14.99 - I only received a small sample not a whole bottle but from the two I was able to taste they tasted a lot better than other supplements I have tried. The aftertaste is a little bad though! However, my energy was way up there so they do work!

I loved this box! Even though some of the samples were smaller than what I have received in other Influenster VoxBoxes all of the items were stuff that I can and will use. Other than the aftertaste of the gummies I did not have any negative feelings while using any of the items.

If you have any further questions on any of the products listed above feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I will do my best to answer them. Once again, if you want to sign up for Influenster to get free boxes leave your email below and I will send you an invite. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Review: InstaNatural Facial Oil Cleanser & Eye Gel

The InstaNatural Gentle & Reviving Deep Cleansing Facial Oil has helped out my skin in so many ways! The Cleansing oil worked just as well at removing makeup and buildup as a face wash without the harsh ingredients. This product made my skin feel nice and clean without making my face dry out! If I forgot to apply moisturizer before bed it was not the end of the world! I did not use the oil to take off my eye makeup remover as I use makeup removers wipes so that my eyes do not feel greasy but it removed all of my foundation, blush, and lipstick so I did not have to go over it with a makeup wipe afterwards! This product is made with natural oils and I will for sure be continuing to use it. Right now the product is on sale on Amazon for $19.95 (with free prime shipping) so go grab some while you can! 

I also tried InstaNatural's Youth Express eye gel and love that 
I am using only 100% natural ingredients around my eyes now. I always knew that some mass market brands used harsh chemicals in their products but I never knew how harsh until I recently look into it! This eye gel gets rid of dark circles and puffiness while also moisturizing and this product can be used all over your face, so it is not restricted to just your eyes. My eye puffiness has for sure decreased and I look much more awake even when I do not get a good nights sleep! This product is also on sale on Amazon right now and you can pick it up for $24.95 (with free prime shipping!).

If you have any questions about the products listed above leave them down below and I will try to answer them for you!

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: Ozeri 3x Tower Fan (44") with Passive Noise Reduction Technology

Now that fall is upon us it is time to turn off and put away the 
Air Conditioners. Though there still can be some warm days and if
you are anything like me than there will be nights where you are so cold that you need a blanket but then wake up in a sweat from being under that blanket! That is why I use my fans through most months out of the year and even sometimes when it is snowing outside! It is nice to have air blowing around and when I am stuck inside in the winter and am working out a fan is much needed!

I recently got the Ozeri 3x Tower Fan and I love it! First off, it was super easy to assemble, all you have to do was attach the base. Secondly, it is super skinny and lightweight. This is very convenient since I live in a small apartment and am always moving the fan from room to room. The three fans allow for air to move through rapidly and all three fans can be adjusted on different levels. The fan is SUPER quiet so you will not hear an obnoxious squeak when using it. The fan also comes with a remote control which can control the fan from across the room and you can even put the fan on a timer!

You can purchase the fan on Amazon for $99.95 and the fan has a 4/5 star rating on Amazon!

If you have any additional questions about the fan feel free to ask them and I will do my best to answer! 

This fan was sent to me from Ozeri for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I did not receive any compensation for this post.

Monday, September 15, 2014

PicGIF Software Giveaway

If any Mac users are looking for software to make picture GIFS I am giving away PicGIF software codes to 6 lucky winners! If you want to purchase the software check out the Pearl Mountain site to get the software for $9.99 (thats 50% off)! There is also a VideoGIF software for videos that you can purchase for $9.99 also!

What is PicGIF?

PicGIF helps you convert photos and videos into incredible GIFs quickly and easily on your Mac. You are free to re-edit the existing GIFs as well.

Key Features include:

  • Multiple import file-formats: hundreds of image formats, GIFs, all common video formats.
  • Free to trim any part from a video clip.
  • Manage overlays of text captions and stickers.
  • Set start frame & end frame for overlays to define the range.
  • Lots of fine-tune features: size, frame delay, sequence, effects, color settings, etc.
  • Opt to optimize the output quality.
  • Multiple export and share options.
Enter the giveaway below. Entries are all optional so do as few or as many as you would like. Obviously, the more the enter the better chance you have of winning. You can also tweet every day for additional entries. 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Win a $250 Family Fun Night With Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies!

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  • 100 Popcorn Bags
  • Theater Popcorn Kit
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dr Song Vitamin C Serum Review

I have tried out a lot of different Vitamin C serums and my opinion of them was that they did not benefit me at all. That is until I tried Dr. Song's Vitamin C Serum. Finally, I have found a serum that fades the redness and sun spots on my face. I do not have any wrinkles or scars so I can not say if this serum will help those problems.

If you are looking for a serum that makes you skin feel softer, have a soft glow, and be less red than try out this serum. It is A LOT cheaper than some of the other serums I have tried and has benefited my skin more than the rest.

I love the packaging of the bottle. It is very easy to read and looks like a premium product. The dropper is perfect in dispensing the right amount of serum into your hand. Most importantly though this actually FEELS like a serum. Most Vitamin C "serums" I have tried were very liquidy. This feels like a serum and rubs in smoothly, but do not rub too long or it will produce some suds!

If you have any questions about the serum feel free to let me know. Like I have noted I do not have any wrinkles yet and also do not have any scars. However, check out their Amazon page for others reviews on the products or to purchase the product for $9.99 plus $4.99 shipping!

Dr. Song Medical is FDA Compliant and guarantees the product four up to a year. If you are not happy with the product they will refund your money.

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

Friday, September 5, 2014

Review: Playtex Sport Fresh Balance

I know that Tampons are usually an item that you find a brand and type you like and stick with it. Influenster just sent me a box of the Playtex Sport Fresh Balance though and I have to say that I may be switching it up. 

With the regular absorbency ones that I tried you can not even feel they are there. They have proven to be super absorbent and are easy to slide in and out. I have had a problem in the past by the U by Kotex Tampons that do not seem to come out of the applicator. I can not even begin to count how many I have just thrown away (not used) because of this. 

I personally usually use Tampax Pearl but since these are just as good I will probably start switching off between which one is the cheapest (on sale or with a coupon). 

Update: So far I have already finished off one box, and have a second one that I am using at the moment. I still love them and will continue to use them along with Tampax pearl! If you are not specific to one particular brand I suggest picking up a pack of these! #PlayOn