Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response

Influenster included Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response Antiperspirant/Deodorant as a complimentary product in my SweetHeartVoxBox. I was excited to try it because I have a huge problem with sweating a lot. I have tried many products but have yet to find any that even come close to helping me from not ruining my shirts. I can even sit around doing nothing in Winter and still sweat. This is definitely something I stress over because who wants to walk around with sweat stains especially a young woman like myself? I'll be starting at a university to get my bachelors soon and that alone will be stressful enough. I don't need to stress over something as simple as sweat showing on my clothes. 

So I did as the instructions state to do which is to apply 2 clicks(some may only need to use 1) at bedtime so it can work while you sleep. The reason for doing so is because at night your body's temperature and sweat rate slow. It says you can apply in the morning but you will get optimal performance by doing so at night. For maximum protection you can also apply a light layer in the morning if you feel you need it. 

As I said earlier, I sweat a lot so I was hoping this would work where I was happy enough to go out in public with no worries. I will say that the first day I was very excited because I went the whole day without sweating through my clothes. However the 2nd day, the temperature was much higher and it worked for most of the day but about 4 or 5, I noticed I was sweating but no where near as much as I usually do. Well since I've been using it on a daily basis, I have more days where I can last the entire day without leaving any sweat marks on my clothes and some of them have been warmer days. This is by far the best I've tried yet and I'm very happy it works even if not all the time. I would much rather have the smaller sweat marks it leaves than the big much more noticeable ones I'm used to dealing with.

The scent is good in my opinion but may be a little strong for some. I would love to see more scents available for sure. One thing I do want to bring up is the fact that it's so small. Other deodorants are much bigger while this one isn't. On top of the bottle itself being small only about half of it is full of the actual product and once you click the dial to make the product come out, you see just how little is inside. For the price which is  anywhere from $7.99 to $9.99 I don't find it to be decently priced at all. Below is a picture of before I click the dial and after to show just how much you get. The pictures on the left are before and the ones on the right are the after. 

Influenster Brand Page w/ reviews from Influenster members:

Product Page Website: You can also view the FAQs on this page for any other questions you may have. They also have written and video reviews as well.

As stated above you can buy it for $7.99 to $9.99. Places you can buy it from include food, drug and mass retailers. If you're interested in buying now the PG E-Store has it for $7.99 and even gives you the option for $1.00.

Active Ingredient: Aluminum Zirconium Trichlorohydrex Gly Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Tribehenin, Petrolatum, Cyclodextrin, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Fragrance, PPG-14 Butyl Ether

Overall I would recommend this product to those who sweat a lot to at least give it a try. It may not exactly be cheap but I think it's much better to buy something that cost more and works then something that won't. Especially if you're tired of ruining clothes like I am. I will continue using this and most likely will try other Clinical Strength products from Secret. 

Olay Fresh Effects

I receive a SweetHeartVoxBox complimentary from Influenster and in it was Olay Fresh Effects {Va-Va-Vivid!} Powered Contour Cleansing System with Olay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!} Shine Minimizing Cleanser. I'm a big fan of Olay products so I was really excited to try this out especially since it's for cleaning your face which I'm always looking for good facial products.

The first thing I noticed was the awesome box. I love the design of it and the colors. I think it would stand out on a shelf. I also like the design of the actual product and brush too. It's small enough to carry while traveling and doesn't take up much space at all on a counter.

Now on to actually using it. I was quite amazed at the power of this little battery operated brush. It's a little noisy as it does make a vibrating sound but at least it works and doesn't just make a noise! Since it's a triangle shape I was able to reach hard to reach places such as the sides of my nose. I also think it's perfectly shape for the T-zone area on your face. It doesn't take much product at all since it will lather up. I think using a brush like this is better than say your fingers since you can avoid putting the oils from your fingers on your face. Plus sometimes people can be a little rough and apply too much pressure using only their fingers. Also with the brush the only skin the product comes into contact with is your face! There was a little tingling sensation but not a lot that it was annoying, at least in my opinion! It smells great too.

It's very simple to use and doesn't take much time at all. The instructions as stated on the box says to splash your face with water ( I used a rag to do this and it worked great for me.) as well as the brush. After that squeeze the cleanser on the brush (make sure to not squeeze a lot since it lathers up) and turn it on. As with most other products you want to apply in gentle circles and do this for about a minute.Finally just rinse your face and the brush with cool water. The box says it's safe to use in a shower but not to submerge it in water. I always used it after taking a shower since my pores were opened up and with any product I use it after the shower & it seems I get the best results doing so.

Here are the ingredients of the cleanser:
Water, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Polyquaternium 10, Fragrance, DMDM Hydantoin, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Kaolin, Pentasodium Pentetate, Niacinamide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Iron Oxides

Posted below is me using the product. Also you can check out my Vine video too:

You can buy on Amazon for $11.19 (normally $12.07) and shipping is free for any orders over $25. As you can see on there, there are many 5 star reviews. You can also find other places to buy such as Target and Walmart by going to their main page here. You can buy the cleanser ( 5 oz.) separate for $6.50 right now on Amazon, which is a deal since it's normally $9.99.

To check out more reviews from others on Influenster just go to the product page.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Free Subscription to Cosmopolitan Magazine

Just go to the link below for your free 1 year subscription for Cosmopolitan from Mercury Magazines. This complimentary one-year subscription is sponsored by Vistaprint.

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Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars

I was able to try a Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go bar from Influenster in my SweetHeartVoxBox. I received Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate as you can see in the picture above. The first thing I will say about this bar is that is tastes great! I could definitely taste the banana in it but it wasn't too strongly flavored banana as the dark chocoate and granola does counteract it as well. I think this is a great combination of flavors and I will be buying more in the future since I loved the way it tasted. Also while eating the bar it didn't make a mess. There were no crumbs to clean up like I have had to do with other granola bars.

I have tried other granola bars which the ones I'm sure that come to mind are those from Quaker and Sunbelt. Now in my opinion these are definitely better taste-wise than Quaker but I will say they do compete with Sunbelt. I have always been a big fan of Sunbelt's granola bars. If you look at calories though Skinnygirl bars are 180 calories, Quaker varies but I usually get the Chocolate Chip ones and they are 100. Even the ones Quaker has that are dipped in chocolate are less at 140 calories. Quaker even has some with as low as 90 calories. Looking at Sunbelt, their chocolate chip one is 140 calories and their fudge dipped ones are 150. So as you can see when it comes to the calories, their competition does have them beat.Now I didn't look into other nutrional facts but you can always do a quick google search on your favorite bar and compare it to Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go bars to compare on your own.

I also took a look at the prices on Amazon as I felt this was a good comparision but of course you can look around yourself. For $12.79 you can get 5 Skinnygirl On-The-Go bars; for $18.95 you can get a variety pack of 48 Quacker granola bars; and for $20.30 you can 3 packs of 10 bars(30 in total) of Sunbelt granola bars. Now I have seem better prices for both Quaker and Sunbelt in Walmart and other stores but as for Skinnygirl I have not noticed them in stores to compare.

Overall my impression of them is very good. They taste great and are less messy as well. As for how much healthier they are to other similar products, I think they need to work on that. Plus for the price they aren't too cheap compared to others as well.

Check out the Skinnygirl website for all their products:

Also check out the Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars Product Page on Influenster with reviews from other members:

*Disclosure: I received this complimentary product from Influenster. It was included in my SweetHeartVoxBox and I am not paid to try or review any products. Thank you!!*

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Free Beer Mug

Mugz Online is giving away a free plastic beer mug!! Just go to the link below to fill out all your information to receive one. It's only for United States residents and only one per household!!

Free Beer Mug from Mugz Online

For the code use: green2013

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Glade Expressions Review

I received 2 coupons to get a FREE Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit and also a Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter Kit. I also received 10 $2.00 off coupons for the fragrance mist and 10 $4.00 off coupons for the oil diffuser. I had a hard time finding these products as most only carried the fragrance mist and not the oil diffuser. Also if a store did carry either one, the price was more than the coupon worth making it not free. I eventually found them at Walmart and luckily there was some left as the shelf was near empty. I was a little upset I only had one choice of scent for either product but I didn't feel like going to another Walmart or more stores. All I end up paying for was the tax.

Here is a picture of the scents I chose to purchase.

As you can see for the oil diffuser I chose the pineapple and mangosteen and for the fragrance mist I chose cotton and italian mandarin. Both scents smell wonderful and neither is too strong. I really like the pineapple one and was thinking it would be heavily scented like pineapple but it wasn't. The cotton fragrance mist just smells really fresh.  The oil diffuser was easy to put together and I just love the design of it. The fragrance mist is also easy to use and I love that you can keep the container and just buy a refill. I definitely plan to try out other scents for both products and have been telling many friends how great they are.

Glade has always been a favorite brand for me and have never let me down before. Once again I am impressed with these wonderful products. It's nice to go into a room that smells great and not be very overbearing as I find some air freshener products to be.

Check out Glade on their website and facebook.

*I received these products/coupons because I'm a BzzAgent. If you're interesting in joining and trying out wonderful products as well please check out their website*

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sweetheart Voxbox

I have received my Sweetheart Voxbox from Influenster and I am so excited to try out all the products. The products I received were:

  • Olay Fresh Effects {Va-Va-Vivid!} Powered Contour Cleansing System
  • Olay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!} Shine Minimizing Cleaser
  • Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response
  • Skinnygirl Daily-On-The-Go Bar (Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate)
  • Not Your Mother's She's a Tease Volumizing Hair Spray
I have yet to try any of the products so far but plan to do so soon and give a review on each and every one of them. I will say that I have been looking for good facial cleansing products so I'm glad to get a chance to try the Olay products and hopefully they will work great for me. Also very excited to try the Secret Clinical deodorant as I haven't found a deodorant that works well for me. So stay tuned for the reviews on all these products!

For anyone wondering how I'm getting the wonderful opportunity to try these products out, I'm a member of the website Influenster. With Influenster you can get voxboxes to try out and review. So far my experience with them has been great and very rewarding! Check out their site as well as their Facebook if you're interested in joining! I also do have a few invites and if you want to, just leave your email and I can send you one.