Friday, February 20, 2015

@Influenster REVEAL Men Calvin Klein






















I love being an Influenster - I get to try the newest and coolest products for free, and then share them with everyone I know!

I was really excited to get into the REVEAL Men Calvin Klein VoxBox - I've always loved scents from Calvin Klein and was thrilled to try their newest.  I find that their scents, whether for men or women and always very complex and have a multi layered  scent profile.  This gives each scent more than one smell - what the nose picks up shifts according to the wearer, the wearer's mood and the temperature conditions.  This is great because you never get tired of the scent - every day it's a different scent.

My man loves it, too.  He's not a big scent fan, but REVEAL is so subtle and natural, yet complimentary, that he enjoyed wearing it.  It isn't ovewhelming or annoying - it's just right :)

Thanks again to Influenster and Calvin Klein for my free product sample for testing purposes.

Resources:
Hashtag: #REVEALMORE
Facebook: Calvin Klein
Twitter: @CalvinKlein






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Friday, February 6, 2015

@Influenster Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum #FrostyVoxBox

Influenster is the best - I get to try new products for free and then share it with everyone I know.

The Frosty Vox Box was full of fantastic products that made the holidays even more fun - and who thought that would be possible??  Well, they did it!!

Influenster teamed up with Boots cosmetics and included a sample of their Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum in the Frosty Vox Box.

It was the perfect addition to my holiday routine - and now my daily routine!  The holidays are so tiring, with long days and longer nights, holiday parties and wrapping and shopping and ...

after all of that, my skin was tired.  I was tired.  My tired skin made me look even more tired.

In comes the Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum.  It goes on smooth and evenly.  Doesn't feel oily or icky.  And my skin simply felt ... happy ... after I applied it.

And even better, my skin looked happy after I applied it.  And even happier as the days went on. 

I never thought that I was in need of a skin renewing serum - I can't be that old, can I??  But apparently you are never too old (or young!) to use a renewing serum, and Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum is the one to use.  Boots is a company that has been around for years, and it's easy to see why when you use their products. 

Thanks to Influenster for the free sample in my Frosty Vox Box, and the women in my family thank you too, because Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum turned up in their Christmas stockings ... a little Influenster Elf might have had something to do with that :)





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@Influenster Rimmel London #FrostyVoxBox

Being an Influenster has been great - and getting a Vox Box is the most amazing experience.  Influenster experts pick the best products and put them together in unique ways - and this past Christmas I was lucky enough to get the Frosty Vox Box!  It was full of fun products that made my holidays much less stressful and way more fun!

Influenster knew that holidays mean holiday parties ... and they partnered up with Rimmel London to bring two cosmetic products into my hands and on to my face.

Rimmel London’s Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner was the right thing to make my holiday look just what I needed to make my mark on the party.  Applies smoothly and evenly with a light touch, and lasts all day (and night!) - it's my new eyeliner and I can't wait to try the other colours.

Influenster really thought of everything when they put together the Frosty Vox Box, because at the end of the evening I pulled out the Rimmel London Just Let It Go Gentle Make Up Remover.  It was exactly what my tired skin needed - a gentle, smooth formula that actually removed make up ... and not my skin!  My sensitive skin has never been so happy!

I can't wait to try every colour of the Scandaleyes eyeliner, and the Gentle Eyes Make Up Remover is going to become a staple in my cosmetic bag.  

Thanks Influenster!!

Resources:

Influenster  Facebook
Rimmel London Twitter








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@Influenster Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Green Tea #FrostyVoxBox


Being an Influenster is the best - I get to try new products for free and then share it with everyone I know.

The Frosty Vox Box was full of fantastic products that made the holidays even more fun - and who thought that would be possible??  Well, they did it!!

I'm not a huge tea drinker, but am always up for trying something new, so when I spied the Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Green Tea in the Frosty Vox Box, I was pretty excited to try it.

I waited until the night I was up to all hours wrapping presents.  I've never tried Green Tea before, and certainly never a Candy Cane tea, so I knew this would be interesting.

The moment I poured the boiling water into the mug, the scent just flowed.  Nothing says Christmas more than candy canes, and suddenly my nose - and kitchen - was full of the smell.  It was delightful!

By the time the mug was empty, I was in the spirit and had all my wrapping done.  I loved the Green Tea, and loved the Candy Cane Lane.  Together it was perfection.

Needless to say, everyone got a box in their stockings on Christmas Morning :)

Thanks to Influenster for the free sample to try and test!

Resources:
Influenster Facebook
Celestial Seasonings Facebook



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@Influenster #FrostyVoxBox


I am in love with being an Influenster, and even more so in my Frosty Vox Box!  There is not one item in this box of goodies that hasn't been perfect to help celebrate the holidays ... and beyond!


















First up is the Fruit Vines.  Full of flavour and in bite sized pieces, I would never have made it through the long nights of gift wrapping without them by my side.  Each bite is perfect mouthfill - the best chewy without being too chewy, lasts just the right length but not too long.  Fruit Vines has it down.

After that came the Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Green Tea.  This tea is Christmas in a cup!  Another staple that got me through long nights of wrapping.  And the box I put in my Mom's stocking came in handy after we opened presents and were sitting around with family living well.

While the turkey was in the oven, I reached into the Frosty Vox Box and pulled out the bottle of McCormick Gourmet All Natural Thyme and started sprinkling it over the turkey and into the stuffing.  My Mom was flabbergasted - I'm not exactly what you would call handy in the kitchen, but here I was and they were all nervous.  But lo and behold, when dinner was ready, it was gourmet to the hilt and everyone was loving it.  The All Natural Thyme from McCormick was just what the turkey needed.

The FrostyVoxBox also had everything I needed to get ready for the holiday parties that come with the season.

First up was the hair, and the EcoTools Styler & Smoother hairbrush was right there for me.  After just a few minutes of drying and styling, I realized what an amazing product I had in my hand.  Lightweight and durable, the design allowed airflow so evenly that my hair dried much faster than usual, which means less damage to my locks!  Not only that, but it's made out of environmentally friendly materials - a bamboo handle, repurposed aluminum, recycled and recyclble paper packaging and by drying my hair 20% faster it saves electricity.  I was so happy to be able to get my hair into holiday party style so fast, and to be able to get rid of my other three hairbrushes that were cluttering up my counter!  Thanks Influenster!

Rimmel London’s Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner was the right thing to make my holiday look just what I needed to make my mark on the party.  Applies smoothly and evenly with a light touch, and lasts all day (and night!) - it's my new eyeliner and I can't wait to try the other colours.

To complete my look, I found NYC New York Color Sugar Plum Expert Last Lip Color tucked in my FrostyVoxBox.  This great colour was exactly what was needed to make my holiday look complete!  How did they know??  Clearly NYC New York Color knows what they are doing when it comes to their palettes.

Influenster really thought of everything when they put together the Frosty Vox Box, because at the end of the evening I pulled out the Rimmel London Just Let It Go Gentle Make Up Remover.  It was exactly what my tired skin needed - a gentle, smooth formula that actually removed make up ... and not my skin!  My sensitive skin has never been so happy!

To put an end on the evening, I smoothed on some Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum.  It went on smooth, absorbed evenly, and left my skin looking younger and much more relaxed.  

All in all, I'm in love with my FrostyVoxBox!  Influenster and all of these wonderful companies really came through, providing me with free samples of their products to test and review.  Thanks Influenster!

Some resources:

Rimmel London Twitter

New York Color Cosmetics Facebook  

Celestial Seasonings Facebook

Boots Beauty USA  Facebook

McCormick Gourmet  Facebook

Fruit Vines  Facebook

EcoTools web






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Saturday, August 30, 2014

@Influenster @Shell_US #FuelRewards Network Virtual Vox Box



Ever since joining the @Influenster network, I have been lucky enough to test out new products and services that really enhance my daily life.  I was so excited when I opened the Shell Fuel Rewards Network Virtual Vox Box this week!  I mean, who doesn't use gas in their car?  And who doesn't want to get a deal on it?

Registering for an account is easy.  You can just use the link HERE and you're on your way!

So once you have your account, start linking your cards to earn rewards.  There are so many different way to earn cents off each gallon!

You can Shop Online, Dine Out, Buy Groceries, load eCoupons to your points cards (and redeem for rewards!), shop at Shell (car washes and service, for example), get a Fuel Rewards MasterCard (and use it!), link your regular MasterCard, Refer a Friend, buy Gift or Airtime Cards at the Kiosk in the Shell station ... all of these activities will earn you cents off a gallon (minimum of 20 gallons).

It's easy, and awesome!  Not only do you get discounts on your gas for doing things you do every day (buy groceries, shop online, dine out, wash your car, use your MasterCard) but you also get discounts on those groceries through eCoupons.  It's a win - win situation!

So sign up today and check it out!
Thanks to @Influenster and @Shell_US #FuelRewards for introducing this service to me through the Virtual Vox Box.  I received this product for free for testing purposes (and you can too!)

 



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

@Influenster #SurfsUpVoxBox Not Your Mother's Beach Babe #NYMBeachBabe


When I opened my @Influenster #SurfsUpVoxBox and found trials of the Not Your Mother's Beach Babe texturizing shampoo and conditioner, I was so excited! I had heard of #NYMBeachBabe, but never had the occasion to try it ... and thanks to @Influenster, I was going to get my chance to try it for free!

My hair is very fine, and I can never get it to do anything interesting.  Which is why I was excited to try Not Your Mother's Beach Babe texturizing products.  And sure enough, it was awesome!  The first thing I noticed was the great smell - I live near the beach but have never figured out how to take that beach scent around with me all day ... until now :)  The fresh scent gets into your hair in the shower and stays with you all day.  The next thing I noticed was how different my hair felt - it was very soft!  I could hardly keep myself from running my fingers through it all day.  My hair also had a really nice fall to it - instead of just hanging down lifelessly, it had body and swing!  The texturizing aspect gave it a body that my hair has never had!  You have no idea how wonderful this was ... my hair usually just hangs down and looks lifeless unless I brush it every 20 minutes.  Not after Not Your Mother's Beach Babe!  It kept this fantastic life and body all day long.

The result?  I loved it! I can't say it enough.  #NYMBeachBabe is the product for me.  It worked wonders on my usually very boring, lifeless hair, and it did it with style.  I can't wait to use it every day.

Thanks to @Influenster and #SurfsUpVoxBox for providing me with this complimentary sample for testing purposes.

Some helpful links:
- @Influenster
- @NYMbrands.com

#NYMBeachBabe
#contest 
#SurfsUpVoxBox








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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

@Influenster #SurfsUpVoxBox Love My First Aid Shot Therapy




I was so excited to receive my first @InfluensterVox Box, and even more thrilled to discover that it is the #SurfsUpVoxBox!  I live at the beach, and everything in this box was made for me!

The First Aid Shot Therapy Pain Relief liquid shot was new to me, and I couldn't wait to try it out.  I often get headaches from being out in the sun, and hate carrying around a bottle of pills and bottle of water.  But throwing a First Aid Shot Therapy Pain relief bottle into my beach bag was easy!

Ok, so I'm at the beach, trying to keep an eye on the kids, and next thing you know I have a headache from the sun glare.  I was so excited! (yeah, a bit crazy, right?) but this meant that I was ready to try my First Aid Shot Therapy Pain relief shot.  Pulled it out, opened it up (way easier to open than a bottle of pills, by the way!) and down the hatch!  Didn't have to balance a bottle of water on my lap.  Didn't even have to take the cap off of the bottle of water while holding two pills in my hand.  Just cap off, and drink.

It tasted great!  And, to my amazement, worked so fast!  I was thrilled that it didn't take forever (like pills usually do) and didn't irritate my stomach (like pills often do).  I was able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the day at the beach.

And did it last?  Yes!  It did!  I was afraid that it would wear off fast, but it actually outlasted my beach day.

The result?  I loved it!  I'm on a mission to buy more to stash around the house, in the car, in my purse, and definitely more in my beach bag.

Thanks to @Influenster and #SurfsUpVoxBox for providing me with this complimentary sample for testing purposes.

Some helpful links:
- @Influenster
- @firstaidshottherapy

#FASTrelief
#contest 
#SurfsUpVoxBox




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Monday, June 30, 2014

Bzzing ... Coppertone CLEARLYSheer sunscreen



BzzAgent strikes again!  And with perfect timing ... The beginning of the summer is the right time to try a new sunscreen, and when I opened a box of Coppertone CLEARLYSheer sunscreen I couldn't wait to head to the beach and try it out!

The new Coppertone CLEARLYSheer sunscreen offers broad spectrum protection in two formulas:  CLEARLYSheer for Sunny Days and CLEARLYSheer for Beach & Pool.

CLEARLYSheer for Sunny Days is perfect for daily use.  My doctor has been recommending a daily application of sunscreen in the mornings as part of my routine, but I've never found a good one to use.  The ones I've tried are always greasy or heavy, clogged my pores or made me sweaty.  So I was skeptical that there was a sunscreen that I could use every day that wouldn't fail me.  But Coppertone did it ... their CLEARLYSheer for Sunny Days was light and smooth, not heavy and greasy.  My skin felt wonderful, and it actually has a fresh citrus scent, instead of smelling awful ... or like a coconut.  I'm not a big makeup wearer, but I think that you could easily apply makeup over it and it would smooth in perfectly.  And not only that, but it works wonderfully in protecting my skin from the sun.  I ended up at my son's baseball game after work that night, and there was no way to avoid sitting in the sun.  I wasn't sure if it would still be working after all the time that had passed since I applied it, but it worked great!  As a fair skinned blonde, I usually burn quickly but I amazingly made it through the hour long game with nary a pink spot.  I was very excited and satisfied.  I have a new daily use product that is easy to use, feels great and will protect me.

CLEARLYSheer for Beach & Pool is perfect for trips to the water.  We live near the lake, so spend a lot of time at the beach.  Too many times I have messed up the reapplication of sunscreen after dips in the lake and we've all ended up with strange sunburns in stripes and blotches.  Not terribly healthy.  Or in the reapply I end up rubbing sand into tender skin as I struggle to get sunscreen all over my wiggly beachy kids.  Bah.  So I was excited to try CLEARLYSheer Beach & Pool  on our next trip to the beach.  I applied at home, away from the sand.  It applied as nicely as the daily wear sunscreen did ... and so easy to get all over ... and easy to be sure to get every spot.  After several trips into the water, I was secure in the knowledge that we were protected for 80 minutes to stay protected regardless of how wet we got.  And a delight to not smell like coconuts ... a subtle tropical fruit  and flower scent was a pleasure to have on.  Our trip to the beach was a success, and CLEARLYSheer for Beach &Pool managed to keep up with my busy boys, and keep everyone safe.

To make it better, it comes in a lotion or spray!

All in all, I am thrilled with Coppertone CLEARLYSheer sunscreens for so many reasons, but, as we've come to expect from Coppertone, it works great ... more than great! ... and smells good, too ;)


Some references:
It's important to share the fact that I received my Coppertone CLEARLYSheer Sunscreen products free from Coppertone and BzzAgent as participation in this BzzCampaign.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bzzing ... Pennington Fertilizer Smart Feed Sprayer System




I love being a BzzAgent! It's a fantastic company that invites Agents to test new products and talk about them! Over the years, I have discovered many products that have become essential to my family and our lives. My latest Bzz Campaign has been for the Pennington Smart Feed Sprayer System.   I have a pretty green thumb, but hate the work that goes into it.  I was SO excited when the Pennington Smart Feed Sprayer System BzzKit arrived on my doorstep.  I cracked it open and went into action - my garden had been waiting almost as impatiently as I had been!

The first thing I noticed was the fantastic instructions that came with the sprayer.  They had the perfect balance of clarity and simplicity.  Sounds weird, but I can't tell you how many times I've read bad instructions and you definitely don't want mess up fertilizing.  Part of the genius of this system is that it's really hard to mess it up.  Pop in a fertilizer disc (or two or three, depending on how much area you need to cover), pop it on the hose and away you go.  The sprayer even has a multitude of different spray options to choose from!  The luxury!

I immediately realized that I would never have to measure, mix, and spill fertilizer ever again!  Gone were the days of feeding one watering can at a time.  Slopping back and forth from the spigot to the plants ... and back ... and forth ... and back ... ugh.

All one needs to do it walk around the hose and aim.  Easy!!  No drips, no slopping, no walking the yard time and time again lugging the watering can.

And the plants are happy!!  Pennington has the exact right fertilizer types ... a general one for my grass, a balanced one for my flowers, and a special one for my fruit and vegetables.  Just pop in a new disc and move on!

A few pictures to share ... using the Pennington Smart Feed Sprayer System and a few "before" plant and flower pictures.  More to come!

I make sure everyone knows all about BzzAgent, how I got the product for free, and how fantastic Pennington Fertilizer is to have come up with Smart Feed Sprayer System!

Some references:

It's important to share the fact that I received my Pennington Fertilizer Smart Feed Sprayer free from Pennington Fertilizer and BzzAgent as participation in this BzzCampaign.



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