Thursday, April 30, 2015

#JadoreVoxBox Dessange Paris

**I received these products compliments of @Influenster for testing purposes. I am not being paid for this review!**

I received three products to try about a month and a half ago. The products are
- Dessange Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Shampoo
- Dessange Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Conditioner
- Dessange Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Oil

All these products are for damaged hair. I have short hair (to the back of my neck, cut in a short A-line style. So, I do not have a lot of hair. :-) I go every 10 weeks to have my hair cut and dyed (I stick with dark colors but do have highlights so slightly bleached hair)

I want to start by saying how amazing the smell of these are! I think males and females alike can use this product. It has a cologne/perfume that is so nice. I could smell this stuff all day and never get sick of it!

For the first few uses, this stuff was wonderful. I do not use the same shampoo and conditioner two times in a row. I have a few products in my shower that I alternate. I found myself using this line less often because I was getting buildup in my hair. I would go to blow dry and straighten my hair and my hair felt really oily. When I would shampoo and condition with one of the other products I use, the buildup would be gone. That disappointed me and that is probably why I will not buy this again for myself. I use it now for my daughters (both under 8 years of age) and it works wonderfully in their hair.

The oil is great to keep my hair straight on humid days. I live down south so that is a major plus! My Mom was visiting and was using the oil on just her scalp, because she had some dry patches. So, I would buy the oil again but not the shampoo and condition for myself.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

#GoPROFOOT Lifesaver!

Thank you Influenster for sending me these insoles for free in my #GoVoxBox, to review and give feedback on. I also received in the same #GoVoxBox, I also for the ProFoot Pedi-Rock.

Let me start by saying how very much I am in LOVE with these insoles. I was having MAJOR problems with leg cramps when I would go running or doing a fast paced walk. I could tell it was because I did not have enough support in my running shoes. I would have bought insoles but I was not sure as to which ones to get. I go running or walking up to 3 days a week. My leg cramps would get so bad after about 10 minutes. Really put a damper on my exercise routine.
Since getting these, NO leg cramps! I can do a 65 minute running/walking routine and not have to stop every 10 minutes to stretch out my leg to keep it from cramping. What an amazing feeling to know I can get my exercising done and not have to worry about cramps.

The other product I am going to review is the Pedi-Rock. I have only used it once but it worked very well. I had a little bit of dry skin on the side of my feet. I keep the pedi-rock in the shower so when I wash my feet, I can just grab the rock and scrub my foot for a minute. It's soft enough to feel comfortable in my hand but rough enough to get the dry skin off my feet.

#MullerQuaker is FAB!

Thanks to Influenster for sending me a free voucher to finally pick up one of these amazing yogurts! I use to see them in the grocery store but just never picked any up. Boy, I have been missing out! I love yogurt and I love fruit. These take BOTH of those and mix them together. But this isn't just any "fruit on the bottom" yogurts. These you are given the freedom to add how much or how little fruit you want to your yogurt. Super creamy and the fruit is delicious!
There are a few different kinds of yogurts. Not all are just fruit ones. Go to your local grocery store, Walmart, or Target and grab one (or a bunch) of these yogurts. You will not regret it!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Best VoxBox EVER! #GoVoxBox by Influenster!

I received this AMAZING #GoVoxBox from Influenster. I have received 4 Vox boxes since March of 2013 and I can honestly say this is the best on yet! 

The 1st item I would love to review is Playtex Sports Fresh Balance tampons (Playtex Sport and Gentle Glide) @Playtex_Sport / #PlayOn  I am not a tampon user so I was able to pass these along to a friend to give me feedback. She loves them! These are actually here brand of choice. The applicator is wonderful. No leaking so she has the confidence to wear them and keep up with her busy lifestyle. She has been using Playtex tampons for years so when these came out, she was so happy! You have a dedicated customer with these tampons.

My FAVORITE product from this whole VoxBox was the Vitamin Shoppe Fit N Full Protein Shake (The Vitamin Shoppe) @VitaminShoppe / #NextStep  First off, the shake is adorable! It comes in purple, which is my favorite color. Way to go on the color choice! :-) Now onto the shake itself. The first shake I tried was the Swiss Chocolate. I filled up my shaker bottle with water from my fridge to the 8oz line, poured the chocolate powder in, shook the bottle for about 30 seconds and started drinking the yummy goodness. With the chocolate shake, I got NO clumps and there was no chalky taste. It has a smooth texture and VERY creamy. I felt like I was drinking a chocolate shake from a restaurant. Healthy but it tasted like a dessert. It kept me full till lunch time, at which it was time to drink the French Vanilla Fit N Full shake. Same outcome at the chocolate shake. No clumps and no chalky taste. So creamy and yummy! That shake kept me full till 4 hours later, when it was dinner time. The very best thing for me is the fact that I was able to consume these shakes and my lactose intolerance was not affected. I can not consume any dairy without being in pain 4-6 hours later. I was nervous I was going to feel sick that evening. However, to my amazement, NO stomach pains! How fantastic! The next morning, I had the last pack, which was the Fit N Full Fresh Berries. That one was yummy in taste. However, for me, it clumped pretty bad. Not sure if it was because the water I used was REALLY cold and it just didn't mix well. I plan to grab one of the chocolate and one vanilla within the next week or so. I have been searching for a protein shake that tastes good and doesn't get me stomach issues due to my lactose intolerance. This is the shake for me!

Next I will discuss the Blue Diamond Blueberry flavored almonds (Blue Diamond Almonds) @BlueDiamond/ #GetYourGoodGoing. Um…where do I begin?!? Heaven! My youngest daughter shares my love of almonds. We normally just eat the original/plain almonds. We have NEVER tried flavored almonds. So, when these arrived, we were too excited. It was the 1st item we opened and just had to eat. I would say within 10 minutes, we had the whole little bag completely consumed. It left us craving more :-) I plan on buying more this weekend. They took care of the sweet tooth we had without making us feel guilty for consuming sweets and cheating on our healthy eating!

Two awesome items in the VoxBox was the Profoot Triad Orthodic & Profoot Pedi Rock (Profoot Care) @Profoot_Inc / #GoProFoot. I was really excited for the Profoot Triad Orthodic insoles. I am an amateur runner. I enjoy running on the treadmill as well as running on the pavement. One issue I have is about 10 minutes into my run (or even my walk) is my left leg cramps up. I normally can run for 5-10 minutes, stretch and then run of walk for another 10 minutes before stretching the cramps out again. These insoles are a miracle! No cramps in my left leg. It adds a wonderful arch, which is what I believe was giving me issues with the cramping. I wore them for the first time yesterday. They fit perfectly into my running shoes without feeling weird by my heels or bunching up by my toes. I wear a size 8 shoe and these fit my feet perfect. Today I went running and walking without any cramping. The other item by Profoot was the Pedi Rock. I have this item sitting on the ledge in my shower. When I am doing washing up, I grab the rock and scrub my heel and the sides of each foot for about a minute. My feet are so smooth! The rock fits so well in my hand. It's rough for my feet but not in my hand. It's comfortable to hold. What an awesome product! 

I do not get many time to spend alone, since I am a mother of two small children. One time I use for myself is bath/shower time. Even during that time, I do not get many minutes alone. So I like to use soothing products that take me to a happy place, even for a few minutes. Lavender and chamomile is my favorite scent combo. Always reminds me of when I go to the spa and get a facial. SO, when I opened my VoxBox and saw these Aqua Spa Bath Salts (Aqua Spa Bath) @AquaSpaBath /  #RelaxwithAquaSpa  I was excited because it was a product to use in the bath AND I was ecstatic because it was my favorite scent combo! I sometimes just go into the bathroom just to smell the bath salts and then go on doing what I was heading to the bathroom to do. I have only been able to use them once to take a quick bath. The scent is amazing and my skin felt SO soft afterwards. I can not wait to take a bath again soon!

The last product in my VoxBox was a coupon for a free Muller Yogurt product (Muller Quaker) @MullerQ@MullerQuaker. I can not consume yogurt but I did give the yogurt to my youngest child to try. She loved the Muller Corner Dark Chocolate & Cherry yogurt. Said it was VERY creamy and the fruit was amazing. Since she loved them so much, I am going to pick these up for the summer, since no school and I need healthy snacks for my kids to eat.

I will say again, this was so far my all time favorite VoxBox. These complimentary products from are ALL products I plan to buy in the future!!!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

SpeedStickGEAR VoxBox

*received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster ( *

I am using my wife's blog to review these amazing products I received from Influenster, to try for free.

I received two Speed Stick Gear Advanced Performance Antiperspirant Deodorant. One of the scents is Clean Peak. The other scent is Fresh Force. So far I have used the Clean Peak. 
I decided to give it a try on a morning that I was going to be going for a morning run. In my career, I do a lot of physical training. Living where I live, it's very humid and warm. And most of the time that I am doing my physical training, I am outside. So it's important that I use a product that keeps me dry and smelling fresh. Let me tell you, this product did just that! After a tough work out, I smelled as if I had just taken a shower. I was also surprisingly dry. 
There is a brand that I have been using for YEARS that I thought I was dedicated to and would be using for many more years to come. However, I am fully convinced to switch to using the Speed Stick Gear Advanced Performance Antiperspirant Deodorant. I will be trying out the other scent, Fresh Force, tomorrow morning when I will be enduring another tough physical training exercise.

*48 hour wetness protection
*New DryCore technology, that only Gear provides. Absorbs better and fights sweat for 48 hours.
*There is also body wash and bar soap, which is a line of Irish Spring body care.

These products can be purchased at retailers near you,in the prince range of $4.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sally Hansen Total Knock Out VoxBox

*Recieved these three Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes from Influenster (, as a complimentary "gift" to try out and review. I did not pay for these myself and I am not paid to write this review!*

Today I received, from Influenster, three different bottles of Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure nail polishes in #470 Red My Lips, #510 Pat On the Black, and #540 Jaded. First off, let me just say, the packaging (as in the bottles) are wonderful! They are thick glass and have a wonderful handle on the brush. They are very simple looking, which I love. The brushes are wider bristled, which I enjoy (I know many other people do not care of that). For me it helps to get the polish up and around my cuticles, which are in terrible shaper currently. The color name and number are located on the top of the brush handle, in big font so the customer can read it without squinting or trying to see what exactly it says. The smell is….well, a nail polish smell. :-)

Onto the colors. They are beautiful! No glitter in the ones I received, which I like because I already have so many glitter polishes. It's winter and so I do not wear glitter polish at this time of the year. I find the colors to really be ones that can suit anyone of any age or skin color. I used #510 (Pat On the Black) on myself. It's a beautiful deep purple, almost black, color. I was able to just apply two coats with wonderful coverage. It dried quickly and left a luxurious shine. I just applied it tonight so I do not know how well it holds up, as far as using cleaning products and stuff. I will update in a few days and let you all know. I am a housewife, who cooks and cleans every day. That will be the true test :-) I used #540 (Jaded) on my youngest daughter, who is almost 4. She loves it! We shall see how it holds up on all the abuse to makes that polish sustain while on her nails :-) Then I used #470 (Red My Lips) on my oldest daughter, who is 6. She's sure to "abuse" her's while in school tomorrow. An update on how her's held up is soon to follow as well.

Overall, I am impressed. I am positive this polish will "hold it's own" in the next passing days. Beautiful colors, great quality for the price (retailing at around $6-$8, depending on where you go)

Check out these websites for more info:
*Sally Hansen Twitter: @sallyhansen
*Sally Hansen Instagram:
Twitter hashtag #CSMTKO

Friday, November 29, 2013

Rimmel London Glam Mascara Scandal Eyes

Received this product complimentary from Influenster (RoseVoxBox). First, the most important part! This charm retails as under $13 which is outstanding for such an amazing product.
I wore this for the Marine Corps birthday ball earlier this month. I had never tried a Rimmel product before so I was unsure what to expect. The packaging is nice. I like the wider tubes because I get a better grip on it and I feel it's a lot more fun to look at.
My color was extreme black, which was another bonus for me. I LOVE dark mascara. The darker the better in my opinion. Makes my eyes REALLY pop!
I was going to wear false lashes that night but after putting this stuff on, I realized I did not need them!
The only small complaint I have is the mascara stayed wet for about a minute or so. I didn't make sudden eye movements till I was sure it was dry. Once it was dry, it did not flake off and didn't leave my lashes feeling heavy either.
It came off VERY easily with my e.l.f. makeup remover wipes.
I will definitely be buying this product again!
Check stores now! It's already hit the shelves as of this month (November 2013)