Friday, February 5, 2016

Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream Review

I live in Vermont, where the winters are dry and harsh, especially on skin. I also work as a document preservationist, the documents are usually filthy, touched by numerous unwashed hands for centuries, so I'm constantly washing my hands throughout the day. The results of a harsh winter and many hand washings? Chapped, spotted, dry hands. They hurt and become unsightly if left untreated for too long.

So, when I received Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream free of charge in exchange for my unbiased opinion from Influenster, I brought the sample to work. I keep it in my desk, so that after I wash my hands I can apply some to my skin.

Some of the perks to Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream are that it's non-greasy, which is great because leaving grease stains on irreplaceable documents is a big no-no, plus it absorbs and alleviates the burning feeling of dry skin rather quickly. It's also great for sensitive skin, I dab a little on my face now and then when I develop a dry, flaky area.

I'd recommend this Moisturizing Cream to those who need a little relief from the effects of dry skin.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

KISS Lashes Review

I received KISS True Volume Lashes and KISS Strip Lash Adhesive (black) free from Influenster in exchange for my honest opinions.
Kiss Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe - 58325 Black

So, this was the first ever using/applying fake lashes and it was special to say the least. It started simple enough:

Step 1: Just put the adhesive on to the lashes, okay done.

Step 2: Put the lashes slightly above your eyelashes, not so much as to make it look like you have 2 sets of eyelashes, but to blend in with your eyelashes. You got it. Wait, what? How???!!!! It was touch and go I can tell you that. The outside of my eye fine, no problem, inside not so much, it doesn't curve that way! Applying these lovely lashes took a few tries, but hey once they were on, that was it.

In the end I used a little bit more adhesive then probably necessary, but since it was black and just looked like liquid eyeliner, if there was any gaps in it, I just filled it in with actual eyeliner. They looked really nice once they were on.

Taking them off was much easier then putting them on. I just peeled them off and wiped away the adhesive. No staining, no eyelash pulling.

I definitely wouldn't wear false eyelashes every day, but on special occasions, totally. I would recommend both products I tried. You can find KISS false eyelashes for under $4 and KISS Strip Lash Adhesive for around $15 at Walmart.

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Jingle VoxBox Review

I just received the best VoxBox from Influenster to date! It's called the Jingle VoxBox, inside was:

  • An itty bitty
    • My daughter loved the itty bitty Olaf, it's cute and tiny, the only downside is that they're $6.95 each. Sold exclusively at Hallmark.
  • Kiss Lashes and adhesive
    • These looked great once I got them on (took a few tries). The adhesive is black, so when I put a little too much on, it just looked like liquid eyeliner. They were easy to take off, very minimal pulling, and the adhesive rubbed off easily.  
  • Pure Ice nail polish
    • Went on very thick and smooth, I didn't even need another layer. 
  • A coupon for free Ore-Ida tots
    • Who doesn't love tater tots? Especially free ones. 
  •  NYC 24 hour eyeliner
    • I love NYC makeup, it's inexpensive, but goes on great and doesn't irritate my eyes, like some of the more expensive brands do. 
  • Biscoff cookies
    • YUM! That is all. 
  • Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
    • Really helped me with my dry, chapped hands. I live in Vermont and the winters are harsh. Cetaphil helped moisturize them back to a normal skin texture, so I'm no longer a red spotted alligator. I also used it on some dry areas on my face and it worked great, no irritation.
I received everything listed above free of charge from Influenster, in exchange for my honest opinions. 

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser Review

I requested to review Bar Keepers Friend (BKF) after seeing all of the amazing reviews and before and after photos of it. They sent me a gift basket of products to try and review.

The first product I used was the Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser. It's simple to use, just shake well, apply to a wet surface or damp sponge, use, then rinse off after a minute.

Since my kitchen and appliances are new, it took me awhile to figure out what to use it on, but I eventually found something buried deep in the pits of my cabinets. As you can see the muffin tin in the photo below is in horrible shape and has seen much better days, so this was the perfect candidate for BKF.

I put the BKF on the yellow side of a damp sponge and got to work, even after just the first swipe it was taking rust off. I only spent about 5 minutes trying to clean this tin up, so while it's not perfect and spotless, you can still see a HUGE difference. It went from rusty and a brown color to free of rust and silver again.

After using this product I have deemed it a miracle worker, never would I have imagined something would've cleaned rust like this. I fully recommend this product and will write more reviews on Bar Keepers Friend as I use the other products. I have a big project coming up in the spring and can't wait to see the results after using BKF.
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

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This is a great sign up program, I've been a member for years. They'll send you an email about once a week with recipes and coupons, if you scroll to the very bottom of the email, sometimes you'll find a free sample offer, but you have to act fast because they're only available to the first 10,000. Pillsbury also gives away free calendars towards the end of the year.

Please note that if you unsubscribe from the emails, you will not be offered free samples.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Beach Windscreen/Playpen Review

As most of you know, I live in Vermont, which means the beaches are decent for about 3 months out of the year, so you may be wondering why I requested to review a Beach Windscreen/Playpen, especially since my baby is now 5 years old and it's late late fall, almost winter. Well, mainly it's because I have a new baby; his name is Liam and he's an American Bully, I thought it would be a nice outside playpen for him.

Product Description: This one of a kind, 5 in 1 beach screen/Playpen helps prevent kicked and blowing sand while laying flat on your blanket. This product also features a bottom which helps to eliminate sand on your blanket or towel and also serves as a baby playpen. Their one of a kind beach Screen is multi-configural and can be made from a family set up into a temporary sandbox and/or baby playpen, as well as beach games. It allows you to create and maintain your space at the beach and does not block your view or other beach goers view of the beach. The product not only comes assembled and ready to use, there are also O rings so that the poles do not fall out of the fabric of the beach screen.

When it arrived I was shocked at how small it was, it's shorter then my arm and VERY light (3lbs).
As I began setting it up inside, I had an o, crap moment. This product is NOT for indoors and NOT for grassy areas, there aren't any pegs for the ground and there's no way that it can stand on it's own without being stuck into something. This is for beach use ONLY, the poles are hollow and get put directly into the sand. So, my idea of using it as a puppy playpen, was shot out the window.

Even though I wasn't able to use this product first hand, I still like it. It's a very smart idea and the compactness and light weight of it is a huge appeal to me, the fact that there's a fabric tarp with it is also great (yay, no sandy towels).

I will be using this product come summertime, mostly for playing games and laying my towels out on. I would highly recommend it to someone looking to keep a baby/toddler in a safe zone at the beach or if you're looking for a little bit of privacy. The only thing that I would do to improve upon this product was make it so you could use it on grassy areas also.

I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review, my opinions are my own.
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