Saturday, March 31, 2012

Influenster Review: Truvía® Natural Sweetener Product Review

Hey everyone! So today, I'll be reviewing the final product I received from the Influenster VoxBox program.

*For more details/ info/ recipes visit Truvia's website: www.truvia.com


-Price: $3.99 (40 ct)

-My thoughts: Honestly, I don't care much for this product. ONLY because I love my coffee/tea to be very very sweet. I normally use Splenda which sweetens my cup with just 2 packets. With Truvia, I had to use 3 and it still wasn't as sweet as I would like it. HOWEVER, the good thing about Truvia is that it's the only sugar substitute that actually feels like real sugar. Other substitutes are thin and powdery. So if you want to add a little bit of sweetness to you morning coffee or tea, try truvia!

-Product Details: Truvia sweetener comes from nature: Rebiana comes from the sweet leaf of the stevia plant, native to South Amercia. Dried stevia leaves are steeped in water, similar to making tea. This unlocks the best tasting part of the leaf which is then purified to provide a calorie-free sweet taste. Truvia natural sweetener is refreshingly uncomplicated. Sprinkle it on your grapefruit. Spoon it in your coffee. It won't end up on your conscience or your thighs. One packet of Truvia natural sweetener provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Challenge - Day 6: Frogs

Hey everyone! Today Jenni from Gold Speck Nails are halfway into our spring challenge! For the 6th day our theme is frogs. I thought this was going to be easy but frogs are really hard to do on nails. Anyways, enjoy! My mom said they look a little bit like hippos haha.

*Don't forget to see what Jenni did for Day 6




-Seche Retain
-Icing: Electric Emerald
-Sinful Colors: Green Ocean
-Pure Ice: Wild Thing
-Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: White On
-Wet nWild: Black Creme
-Wet n Wild: Tickled Pink
-Seche Vite

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Challenge - Day 5: Rainbow

Hey everyone! Today's the 5th day of the Spring Challenge Jenni from Gold Speck Nails and I are doing! For today I decided to do something out of my comfort zone. I wanted to try a rainbow water marble mani. Let me tell you I hate doing water marble because its a pain in the butt. However, I did like it turned out :) Enjoy!

*Don't forget to see what Jenni did for Day 5


(Excuse my messy cuticles, water marbling is also a pain to clean up!)






-Seche Retain
-The Color Workshop: French White
-The Color Workshop: Red
-Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Sun Kissed
-Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Mellow Yellow
-China Glaze: In the Limelight
-Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Blue Me Away
-China Glaze: Spontaneous
-The Color Workshop: Holo Glitter Top Coat
-Seche Vite

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Influenster Review: Ghirardelli - Gourmet Milk Chocolate

Hey everyone! This is the 4th products I'll be reviewing from my Influenster LoveBox!

*If you'd like to sign up for Influenster check out thier website: www.influenster.com 



-Price: $2.99

-My thoughts: These chocolates are seriously like heaven in your mouth! They instantly melt on your tongue and are sooooo creamy. I need to go out and try more of these! I think its one of the best chocolates I've ever tasted. You guys should try these! Amazing!

-Product Description: The decadently rich and creamy 32% cacao milk chocolate in Creamy Devotion™ delivers an epicurean chocolate experience. Experience a moment of timeless pleasure with all natural Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk™ chocolate.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Challenge - Day 4: Worms!

Hey everyone! Today is the fourth day of me and Jenni's Spring Challenge! The theme is worms and I was soo excited to do these. I loved how they came out. I did try to make the dirt look a bit bumpy but the sand I was putting on my nails would stick. Enjoy!

*Don't forget to go over to Gold Speck Nails to see what Jenni did for today! Her worm came out super cute!





-Seche Retain
-Sinful Colors: Cinderella
-Wet n Wild : Eternal
-Icing: Electric Emerald
-Sally Hansen Insta- Dri: Quick Sand

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hunger Games Inspired Mani: FAIL

Hey everyone! So as many of you know, The Hunger Games movie premieres tonight at midnight! Sadly I am not attending, but hopefully I can see it later this weekend! Anyway, I tried to do a mani inspired by Katniss Everdeen but it didn't turn out the way I wanted to! But still wanted to share it with you guys, maybe one of you can do it better! Enjoy!



Influenster Review: Stash Herbal Tea Sampler

Hey everyone! Im back again doing another review from my Influenster Love VoxBox.

*To sign up for Influenster: www.influenster.com

I'll be reviewing the Stash Herbal Tea Sample:

*sip, sip* *ahhhhhh*



-Price: $3.50


-Description: Stash begins with simply excellent tea leaves from the world's premier tea gardens and all natural botanical ingredients gathered from around the world. Meticulous blending and tasting of every tea ensures you will enjoy full flavor in every cup. Plus they are caffeine free! :)


-9 flavors of delectable teas: Acai Berry - Blueberry Superfruit - Cinnamon Apple Chamomile - Lemon Ginger - Licorice Spice - Mango Passionfruit - Peppermint and Wild Raspberry Hibiscus.

-My thoughts: I am obsessed, did you read that? OBSESSED with these teas! They are caffeine free, super easy to make, and taste amazing! You seriously need to go buy some. They are at a reasonable price and you are gettting 18 tea bags! My favorite is the cinnamon apple chamomile! Some are even good cold! I have tried all of them and loved them except the licorice spice because I hate licorice. I do have one tiny complaint: the teas that are "fruit flavored" like the blueberry and mango, etc. tend to taste a bit like medicine/cough syrup! It might just be me though. But seriously, next time you go to the supermarket, PLEASE pick up these teas!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Influenster Review: Kiss Nail Dress Stickers

Hey everyone! This is the second product I'll be reviewing from my Influenster LoveBox.

*To sign up for Influenster: Click Here 

Kiss Nail Dress:


-Price: Nail Dress’ suggested retail is $6.99 and is available in all major drug chains and mass retailers like WalMart, CVS and Walgreens (I saw some at dollar general as well)

-My thoughts: I'm not a big fan of nail stickers but these are A LOT easier than the Sally Hansen ones. They lasted me 5 days (but that is only because my nails started to grow). They do not peel or snag in the shower or while washing dishes! They come off super easy, you just peel them off. I added a top coat and that did not affect them. The only complaint I have is that they have a bit of a strong odor to them and leave a bit off a residue after you take them off. If you do like nail stickers I would recommend these for you! You can also use them on your toes!

-Product Detail: With 28 strips in each package, you can cut up your extras to create designs that can be used on top of polished or artificial nails. Nail Dress doesn’t dry out the way other polish strips can, so you can save them to use on your next DIY mani. A nail design booklet is included in each package, just in case you need a little inspiration. They also come in 18 different styles!

*To me they are worth your money, you should check them out! :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Influenster Review: Venus & Olay Razor

Hey everyone! So the first product I'll be reviewing from my Influenster Love VoxBox is the Gillette Venus & Razor!

*To sign up for Influenster:  Click here 
*More details on : www.gillettevenus.com

Lets get started:


-Price: Retails for $8.99- $10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 - $19.49.

-My thoughts: At first I was a bit nervous because I have sensitive skin and the box says that you do not need shaving cream and because it has 5 blades. Let me tell you, I am IN LOVE with this razor! All you need to do is wet the razor to "activate" the Olay moisture bars and it shaves like a dream! It leaves your legs sooooooo silky and I didn't need lotion after! I did not get razor burn or cuts! If you haven't tried this, go out and buy one because it is definitely worth you money!

-Description/ Product Details:
-Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.

-Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.

-As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment

-Venus & Olay will be available starting March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.









What is Influenster?

*All of the products that got sent to me I will be reviewing them in 5 separate posts!


Details:
-What is Influenster? - Influenster is a FREE program (yes free, I promise) where you take small surveys to obtain badges (depending on your lifestyle) to qualify to receive a VoxBox.
-What kind of Badges are there? - Some of the badges include blogger, YouTube, health nut, mom badge, green badge etc.
-What is a VoxBox? - If you earn a lot of badges and are an active member , you are able to qualify for a Voxbox. A VoxBox is a package that gets sent to your house with free proudcts (full sized)  for you to share with friends and review! Voxboxes don't get sent every month, it is every few months and always has a theme
-How do I get started? - You can sign up for influenster on their website: www.influenster.com . Influenster is not international however, they will begin to ship to Canada later this year!


*The are more details on their website if you have further questions!! 


I got an email in February saying that I would be receiving the Love VoxBox. Influenster does not tell you what you will be getting but give you little hints.

My 1st Voxbox:

Included:
-Venus & Olay Razor
-Truvia Sweetner
-Kiss Nail Dress Stickers
-Stash Herbal Tea Sampler
-Ghirardelli Chocolates

Spring Challenge - Day 3: Picnic Tablecloth

Hey everyone! Today is Day 3 of me and Jenni's Spring Challenge! I decided to go with a french tip again and some ants going to eat a cupcake! Enjoy!
*Don't forget to check out Jenni's blog: Gold Speck Nails to see what she did for Day 3



Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Challenge - Day 2: St. Patrick's Day

Hey everyone! So today is Day 2 of me and Jenni's Spring Challenge! I did a bit of a green and gold glitter gradient with black four leaf clovers and on my ring finger a did a black tip with gold to represent a little pot of gold! Enjoy! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

*Don't forget to check out Jenni's blog at Gold Speck Nails to see what she did for Day 2!!!

If you have a  green polish that works well for stamping you could do a a gold gradient with green four leaf clovers!





-Seche Retain
-Icing: Electric Emerald
-Icing: Gold Dust
-BM 03
-Stamp Color: Wet n Wild: Black Creme
-Seche Vite

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Challenge - Day 1: Flowers

Hey everyone! So today Jenni from Gold Speck Nails and I are starting our Spring Challenge! Below is a picture with the days and themes. We will be posting on Tuesdays and Fridays. Todays theme are flowers and I decided to use some bright colors! Enjoy!
*Don't forget to check out Jenni's blog to see what she came up with for Day 1!






-Seche Retain
-Kleancolor: Funky Yellow
-Plate: BM 12
-Stamp Color: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri: Presto Pink
-Seche Vite

Saturday, March 10, 2012

100th Post!! -Flakie Mani & Video

Hey everyone! So since the day I started my blog, this is my 100th post! Yay, I never would have thought i would keep up with this blog but here I am! In order to "celebrate" , I took my favorite polish and my favorite flakie and put them together! Enjoy!





Products Used & Flake "Effect" Video:

video

Friday, March 9, 2012

Flakie Mani

Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a good day! So the other day I was going through my nail polish collection and wanted to do a flake mani, I layered a blue/green flakie over a orange/green flakie and to me it looks like Finger Paints in Twister or Asylum ! I love it, enjoy!




Products Used and Flake "Effect" Video (excuse my convo w  my sister:

video

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Influenster: Free Program, Brief Sharing & Info

Hey everyone! I'm sooooo excited about this post!!!
      So back around Christmas I signed up for a program called Influenster. It's basically a FREE program where you take surveys depending on your lifestyle to earn badges. The more badges you earn , the more you qualify to get a Voxbox. Then you try the products they send you a write a review on them!
      So in February, I got an email that said I would be getting the Love VoxBox!! So today I'm just gonna share a pic of what I got!
*Next week, I will sharing a lot more details about Influenster & I will be reviewing ALL the products I got so stay tuned in for that!
*If you are interested in signing up for the program here: www.influenster.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sally Hansen Nails & Cuticles Hand Creme Review

Hey everyone! So today I'll be reviewing the Sally Hansen Nails & Cuticles Hand Creme. I got the mini size for Christmas and I thought I would share this with you guys!
*I am very excited about Thursday's post, I will be sharing my Influenster Love Voxbox!
*Click here to get a sneak peak of what I got:  Love Voxbox

Onto the review:


-Price: about $8 (for the fullsize @ Walgreens)
-Smell: Even though its shea butter it smells very fresh and lemony
-Consistency: Very creamy, waxy, not greasy
-Application: Goes on smooth and easily
-My thought: I really love the smell and consistency of this creme. Honestly though, I don't really like it. It does not soften hands or condition nails. It does smooth cuticle but does not last 24 hours. I wouldn't recommend this.

*Personally I'll be sticking to Hard As Hoof (doing a review on that very soon). But again results may very, everybody likes different things