ModaVoxBox [Product Review]

I received another Influenster Vox Box. This one is called the Moda Vox Box. Inside it contained some useful items such as…the Puffs Soft Pack. A new soft box of Puffs tissue. I took this item to work and placed it in my work vehicle. In this cold weather my nose drains and its great having the tissue handy. I like that the box is soft because I can make it fit in my storage box that sits on the doghouse of the vehicle.

Pass the Puffs

 The following photos are all the items that were included in my Moda Vox Box. I was very satisfied with all the items in this box.

 I’m a huge fan of the Rimmel London Brand. In my ModaVoxBox there were three Rimmel London products. The first was Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara. I like this mascara just not as much as the Scandaleyes Retro Glam that I received complimentary in a previous Vox Box.  Next was the new Moisture Renew Lipstick followed by Moisture Renew Lip Liner.

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I am very satisfied with the shade of “Berry Rose” #260. The color is bright and shimmers on my lips.
The size of the lipstick is compact & lightweight, fits in the palm of my hand. Perfect to carry in a pocket, clutch purse or even a coin purse.
Moisture Renew lipstick is long-lasting. I only did a retouch after eating. Even after licking my lips or rubbing my lips together the lipstick stays on. There is a pleasant aroma to the Moisture Renew lipstick, which I appreciate. I would buy this product again and recommend it to my friends. The Moisture lip liner works great when I can’t find a color to go with the shade of lipstick. Also the lip liner keeps the color from running. I love that, I can be kind of sloppy.

 

Who doesn’t like Hot Cocoa during the winter months? I sampled some of the new Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa.

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 Resource Water was refreshing while I raked some leaves in the back yard. I also had enough to finish it off at work. Good stuff. Better than tap water also there is no after taste like some bottled water has. YUK!

Resource Water

 

One of the best items was Hair Food by Clairol. A wonderful hair conditioner than left my hair shiny, silky and smooth the next day. It was kind of flat, no volume in my hair which makes it easy for me to wear a hat in the winter. I have extremely thick coarse hair, sometimes wearing a simple hat is impossible for me. But using Hair Food makes it easy. Sounds funny I know, but true for me. Plus it smells good. I will be buying this after I use up what I have left.

Lastly was Jergen’s Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer. I absolutely love this hand lotion, so much that I went and purchased a larger bottle for my husband for his very rough & dry hands. It worked wonders. Sadly, I forgot to take before & after photos of his hands. I keep some in my work vehicle and a small tube in my purse. Hand lotion is always welcome in the dry winter months.

Jergen's Hand Lotion

 

[I received the above mentioned products complimentary from Influenster.com for testing purposes.]

 

 

 

 

Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa [Product Review]

Inside my “Moda Vox Box” from Influenster.com there was a sample packet of “Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa” instant hot chocolate. I just needed to add hot milk and any of my favorite toppings. No toppings here, I wanted to try it straight out of the packet.

Swiss MIss Simply Cocoa

One thing I noticed is that there are only 5 ingredients, no artificial ingredients are added.

After working outside, I was excited to finally taste Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa. How perfect! It was an interesting taste. There wasn’t a huge sugary taste. More like a natural taste. It would take a bit for me to get used to, due to my extreme sweet tooth.

 

[I received Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa complimentary from Influenster.com for testing purposes]

Resource Water

Recently I received the Moda Vox Box from Influenster.com inside the box was a bottle of Resource Water. This company offers a unique service. You can have Resource Water delivered directly to your door. BUT sadly for me, after I entered my zip code into the search box I found out that Resource Water is NOT available for delivery in my area.

Refresh with Resource

 

If you’re interested in finding out more about having Resource Water delivered directly to your home >CLICK HERE<

[I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.com]

SECRET OUTLAST® COMPLETELY CLEAN CLEAR GEL [Review]

 

I received Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel complimentary from Bzzagent for my honest opinion after I’ve used it. Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel is a distributed by Procter & Gamble.

I have used Secret deodorant off & on now. I couldn’t remember if I had used this product before and I have in the past.

Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel states that it will provide up 48 hours of odor free protection. This deodorant should not leave white marks on your clothes or residue on your skin. The Clear Gel is quick drying. The sample I received is 2.7 ounces. The measurement is about 1.4 x 1.4 x 4.2 inches. This deodorant does contain Aluminum Zirconium, which I know it not good for the body.

To start using the Secret Outlast Completely Clean Gel deodorant, simple take off the cap. Twist the bottom counter clock wise and the Clear Gel comes out of the top.

 

What I DON’T like about Secret Outlast Clean Gel:

  • The wet feeling when it first is applied.
  • It takes a few seconds to minutes for the wetness to dry completely.
  • There is a sticky feeling left. Sometimes I catch myself tucking my shirt into my armpit to absorb the wetness.

What I DO like about  Secret Outlast Clean Gel:

  • There is no white marks on my clothing.
  • Keeps me smelling fresh all day until late evening.
  • This product is easy to wash off. Secret Outlast Clean Gel doesn’t leave a heavy film on my skin that I need to scrub off.
  • The price is pretty average. (approx. $3.50-$4.50)
  • Has a clean scent to it, not a strong one.

SECRET OUTLAST® COMPLETELY CLEAN CLEAR GEL

I would suggest not applying Secret Outlast Clean Gel immediately after shaving because it may cause an irritation. I would apply it first before getting dressed, to allow time for the product to dry. However, to each their own. There is no need to apply much that will just take more time to dry. A dab of Secret Outlast Clean Gel is best to keep you fresh and odor free for the day.

I have purchased Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel in the past and will continue to buy it in the future. I do alternate between deodorants from time to time. This is a good deodorant, it works well and once you get past the “wet” feeling it will keep you dry and odor-free.

 

Cover Girl + Olay [Review]

I just tried the Cover Girl + Olay Facelift Effect firming makeup. In addition to that product I also received CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer Eye Concealer. I received these products complimentary from BzzAgent for testing purposes. These products are distributed by Procter & Gamble.

The Cover Girl + Olay Facelift Effect firming makeup  is advertised to provide a “luxurious  and flawless coverage with the powerful hydrating effects of a night cream.” It’s suppose to “plump & lift.”

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What I did NOT like about CoverGirl + Olay FaceLift Effect:

  • I didn’t like the smell of the product when I opened and applied it. Not sure if that’s due to the chemicals that are used to provide the “plump & lift” effect.
  • The medium 350 shade seems to be too light for my skin.
  • After applying I felt like there was a thick and sticky layer on my face. Even after an hour, there was a sticky, heavy feeling on my face.
  • I did not like the way it felt on my skin. I did not notice any major difference. I did notice that the CoverGirl + Olay Facelift makeup lighten my skin, providing coverage of some dark spots.

What I did like about CoverGirl + Olay FaceLift Effect:

  • Even though I did not the sticky, heavy feeling it left on my face, it did provide coverage for my face. It did not cover all my dark spots, they seemed lighter, more even.
  • The price is reasonable at approximately $14.99.

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I also used CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer eye concealer. This product advertises to “tackle puffiness & dark circles” underneath your eyes. Using “Olay rejuvenating serum plus cucumber extract soothes puffiness under the eye, while a unique cooling metal-tip applicator massages on concealer as it glides over under eye area.”

What I did NOT like about the CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer:

  • The De-Puffer eye concealer made no difference in hiding my dark circles under my eyes.
  • I didn’t notice a reduction in any puffiness.
  • According to the directions I was to apply the concealer with the applicator tip for 30 seconds. I can only think that the cool metal tip is supposed to aid with swelling. There is no way that the way would be applied evenly with that metal applicator tip. You will have to use your fingertip to rub in the remaining makeup.
  • After a while the makeup settles into the wrinkles underneath the eye. Which I did not like at all. Maybe I used too much.
  • The price is a bit much for this product. Approximately $10.99

What I did like about the CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer:

  • The design of the product. It’s a tube, just squeeze the tube & apply.
  • The metal tip adds to the unique design and is intended to assist in reducing the puffiness, by adding a cool sensation to the skin.

Would I recommend this product by Cover Girl + Olay Face Lift and De-Puffer? No. I have no intention on purchasing either Cover Girl + Olay Facelift Effect firming makeup or  CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer. I was not satisfied with other of these products.

 

 

 

[I received both products complimentary from BzzAgent in exchange for my honest opinion & review. Some of the quotes are taken from CoverGirl.com under the products listed above.]

The Scent of Chamomile [Product Review]

In my bathroom we hang our toilet paper “over” verses “under.” The new Charmin Chamomile Scented bathroom paper was hung over on the holder. I kept the door closed, when the door was opened there was an immediate aroma of the chamomile. That was a fresh, clean almost shampoo like scent.

Do you hang it OVER or UNDER?!

The Over Orientation
#GotitFree #ChamomileSoothesMe

I received a 6 double roll of this chamomile scent bathroom tissue, complimentary for testing purposes.  Included inside the Bzzkit   were 5 coupons for $1.50 a purchase of this Charmin product.

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#GotitFree #chamomilesmoothes

Charmin bathroom tissue paper with a Chamomile scent is a product of Protector & Gamble. Charmin has always been a thicker tissue paper thus more absorbent bathroom tissue paper. This product has the seal of “Good Housekeeping.” Which to you, the consumer means the following…

This is Good Housekeeping’s LIMITED WARRANTY: If any product that bears our Seal proves to be defective within two years from the date it was first sold to a consumer by an authorized retailer, we, Good Housekeeping, will replace or repair the product or refund the purchase price. – GoodHousekeeping.com

This is a reassuring thing to know, however I’m not sure how toilet paper can become defective, unless it gets wet in its package.

What I didn’t like about this product:

  • I found it difficult to use this product as a secondary item. I have been known to use bathroom tissue paper as emergency tissue for my nose, especially if I get a bloody nose (due to weather & allergies). The strong aroma of chamomile was just that – strong.
  • A concern I had, even though the product states that the paper roll is the item that is scented, the tissue paper still must get permeated. How does that affect the gentle areas of a woman’s body? It’s just a thought. Doctors tell women “don’t use any perfumed products, etc.” Or have they stopped saying that and I’m just a bit behind the times?
  • Once the package was open the chamomile scent was no longer a strong one.
  • The package states 6 double rolls = 12 regular rolls. However, Charmin’s idea of a double roll doesn’t seem like it. Each roll has 165 2-ply sheets.

What I did like about this product:

  • The softness of the paper.
  • The thickness of the paper. It is 2-ply. A definite difference.
  • The scent of the chamomile. It had a clean, fresh scent like shampoo.
  • Pretty flower design on the tissue paper.

Would I buy this product? Probably not. Because the aroma is a bit too strong for the multiple purposes that I tend to use bathroom tissue paper for. A tissue substitute for a running nose, wiping watery eyes.

If you are a smart consumer, pinching those pennies (like me) wanting to get more for your buck, be aware of the cost and amount of sheet per roll. I went to my local Wal-Mart to buy some toilet paper. Charmin Chamomile scented bath tissue was not anywhere to be seen. I took some photos so you can get an idea of cost & amount of tissue paper you get for the price. I’m gonna pass on any future purchase of Charmin Chamomile scented bath tissue paper.

 This product was sent to me complimentary from BzzAgent.com for testing purposes, resulting in this blog post sharing my honest opinion.

Dropping these coupons off at work, in the break room. #GotitFree #ChamomileSoothesMe

Dropping these coupons off at work, in the break room. #GotitFree #ChamomileSoothesMe

Softlips & Bikini Ready [Review]

This is my fourth VoxBox. This is called the “Vitality Vox Box.”

Here are two of the products that were inside this box.

 

Below is a podcast giving the review. Background music provided by Jacques Bertram, Hopefall and Marcin Brzozowski

Softlips Cube

Distributed by The Mentholatum Company. This lip balm has a unique design. It’s a cube, with the balm supported by the lid. The concept is opposite of the standard lip balm products. Also comes in 3 different flavors (Pomegranate Blueberry, Fresh Mint, Vanilla Bean). Softlips product provides 5  lip cares in one. It hydrates, replenishes, smooths, protects and shines your lips.

What did I like:

  • is the unique cube design. The lip product is completely opposite of the standard lip care products [See Photo Gallery Below].
  • The scent of the Pomegranate Blueberry.
  • That I don’t use my finger to apply the product and then have to find a place to wipe my finger off on.
  • The smooth feeling that I get on my lips after applying it.

What I did NOT like:

  • Is that the product didn’t last long on my lips, had to reapply often.
  • Cube is uncomfortable to have in a jeans pocket.
  • Price – retails for $3.49

I would buy this if I was in desperate need for lip balm, which has happened in the past. I must have some sort of lip moisture on. I do not like chapped, dry lips. I wear it 24/7. I will probably keep my Softlips cube in my mechanics bag on my Harley. It will serve its purpose, sun protection & hydration. Those are the important things.

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Bikini Ready Energy Gummies

Manufactured for Inergetics, Inc. These sugar-coated gummies aid in boosting your metabolism and increasing your energy. Only 45 calories per gummie. You get your vitamin B12 and caffeine and that’s where your energy comes from. This product is meant to be used with a healthy diet and an exercise program. A bottle of 50 gummies run about $15.

What I did like:

  • Is that the gummies really do give you that “burst” of energy. I ate them in the late afternoon to get me over that hump, carry me through the low part of the day when I wanna fall asleep.
  • Tastes pretty decent for 50 mg of caffeine. There is a slight bitter taste, but you do know it’s got few ingredients.
  • There are 3 different flavors inside the bottle. There are 50 gummies in the bottle.

What I did NOT like:

  • Nothing.

Would I buy this product in the future? Probably.

 

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Personalized Hair Color Is Easy [Review]

Recently I signed up for BzzAgent, in which I would be receiving complementary products for my testing purposes and sharing my honest opinion of that product.

I was invited to test a personalized hair dye product from eSalon.com

Before I received this product, I was sent to their website where I asked a few questions about my hair along with submitting a current photo of my hair color. At the end of the questionnaire you can pick your color. The website will not allow you to get crazy with the colors. You can not pick anything that is too light for a dark-haired person. The color I picked was “darkest brown with gold.” However there isn’t any golden in it. My hair is dark appearing almost black.

Within days of filling out my personalized information, I had received my personalized hair color. Just in time before I returned to work, which was a huge plus for this product.

You can listen to my podcast as I color my hair. It’s like being there with me as I test out this product.

eSalon Coloring Tools

This is $20 eSalon item

Included with this offer I received a $60 credit and purchased the “coloring tools.” This included a bowl, timer, battery, hair dye brush and 4 clips. The “Coloring Tools” kits is a $20 item.

What I liked about this product:

  • Arrived quicker than expected.
  • Very easy to use instructions.
  • Personalized hair color based on the answers I provided on the website questionnaire.
  • No strong order of chemicals.
  • The extra items that were included. Such as two pair of tight-fitting latex gloves. Stain guard and stain remover.
  • The scent of the conditioner was pleasant.

What I do not like about this product:

  • Cost.  It was a bit pricy. It’s $19.95 for an application. That might not be a lot for some, but for those on a budget it is a bit much. Worth it if you have the extra cash.
  • I think when it comes to hair coloring, it’s a gamble on getting the exact color you want. My color was a bit darker than what I expected. Not sure what the “gold” in the mix was meant for. Still alright, it covered the gray hair.
  • I colored my hair on Monday night, the gray hairs are already noticeable. Not a lot of them, however along my face the gray is peeking through.

I did not have any issues with using the website. I did not have difficulties receiving the package. It arrived in a very timely manner. Impressive to me. I did tell a few of my co-workers about this website and the idea of personalized hair color. Some seem interested, others seemed too leery about ordering stuff online.

I forgot to take a “before” photo. However, I did have some photos posted here just a few days before the color treatment. The header photo at the top of the page was taken the morning prior to the treatment. There is really no difference, which is ok. I was more concerned with covering up the gray hair.

Would I recommend this product? Not sure. If you’re in a hurry, then it’s worth the drive to the store to get a box of hair dye. However, if you’re planning something special, such a wedding, class reunion or something of that nature, which you can wait for the dye to arrive and want something that works – I would say “yes.” However, I am wondering if some of the higher end hair dyes work just as well for a bit of a lower price. I know some home hair color treatments cost anywhere from $3.00 up to $15. I think it boils down to your budget allowance and time. I probably won’t be re-ordering any more, just because the extra money just isn’t there.

[I received this product complementary from BzzAgent & eSalon for testing purposes. This post is based on my personal experience. 100% my opinion.]

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