Tuesday, August 21, 2012
*Warning*--This post contains discussion of "women stuff" so, if you're a guy, you might just wanna stop now.
Now, for you ladies that are still here--I would like to introduce you to the Radiant collection featuring Tampax and Always--two well known and trusted brands of feminine products.
I received a sample of these products as part of my Beauty Vox Box from influenster. The samples included 1 Always pad, 2 Always pantiliners and 2 Tampax tampons--all included in a stylish little pouch. Oh yeah, and a coupon for each!
Since I'm still nursing, I haven't actually had the chance to try these samples, I have used products from both brands before and they have served me well in the past and I am confident they provide the protection that so many women have come to expect from Tampax and Always and have depended on for years!
*I receieved the products mentioned in this post as part of the vox box program from influenster. Any opinions expressed are my own.*
Friday, August 10, 2012
As I mentioned in a previous post, I received a beauty voxbox from influenster recently full of fun stuff to try. One of the things in the beauty voxbox was Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color.
I admit, when I first saw this in the box, I was like, "oh, black nail polish--ookay...?" Because I'm not really a fan of dark nail polish--especially black nail polish. But this nail polish is unique. Why? Well, when I first put the nail polish on, this is what it looked like. Plain black/dark silver nail polish.
But then, hold the magnet included with the bottle over the wet nail polish and it attracts metallic particles in the polish to make little designs or stripes appear. (Sorry the pic is a little blurry.)
All that said, I'm still not super crazy about the black color. After all I wear very little black in the summer. If I had gotten a light pink or blue, I would be more likely to leave it on. It is a really neat and unique concept though. I would love to try it in a different color!
*I received this product complimentary as part of influenster's voxbox program. All opinions expressed are my own.*
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
One of the fun things I received in my beauty vox box from Influenster was Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen. This was probably one of my favorite items in the vox box.
This is like a combination of sunscreen and lotion, as the name indicates. It boasts 12-hour moisturization when out in the sun. The one I received was SPF 30, but it is also available in SPF 12 and 50.
What do I like about the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen? Well, it just looks so pretty in the bottle! The peach and white colors just swirl together in perfect formation. How do they get it to do that? Also, I like the way it smells. I can't quite place the smell--I guess it's supposed to be coconut--but I know it's not sunscreen smell!It is available at most major retailers and retails about $8.99 for a 6 oz bottle. It leaves skin soft and protects from the sun, so I think I will let this be my special, "girly" sunblock. ;-)
*I received this product as part of Influenster's vox box program. any opinions expressed are my own.*
Friday, August 3, 2012
I recently got a beauty voxbox from influenster and I will get to each of the items in turn, but the first thing I tried was the Quaker Soft Baked Banana Nut Bar.
Now, personally, I'm not a huge fan of banana nut bread and especially not of nuts. But I'm probably in the minority an my daughter really liked it. It was coated with almonds (so beware if you're allergic!).
If you're watching your calories, counting points or whatever, this isn't a bad snack. It is about 140 calories and it has 3.5 g of fat and 5g of fiber. I always look for fiber and 4g's or less of fat in my snacks. Most people don't get their recommended daily amount of fiber (25g for women and 35 for men). Of course it is best to get in whole grains and veggies, but if you can get a few grams in a great tasting snack or treat, why not?
I did try the bar and it was ok, but like I said, I'm not a huge fan of banana nut bread. If I were, I know I would like these. I would like to try an apple cinnamon flavor in these. That would be awesome!
And here's a pic for fun. Now that's happiness!
*I received this product as part of influenster's voxbox program. All opinions expressed are my own.*