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Dr. Scholl’s Active Series Replacement Insoles

29 Oct

Hello! It’s been too long. Working on a computer all day tends to keep me away from my computer on my personal time… Today I have to share about a gift from Influenster.com:

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I received the Dr. Scholl’s Active Series Women’s Replacement Insoles from Influenster to test out and share my opinion. After considering purchasing these for quite awhile, something always stopped me, as they aren’t cheap for something you don’t know will be beneficial or not. Insoles always seem like they are a want, rather than a need, but that may be untrue.

I personally placed these in my Nike LunarGlide 5’s, which are relatively new. I removed that insole, which already provides great support. These insoles seemed almost identical to the Nike LunarGlide 5 insole, which is a good thing. I’m interested to try these insoles in other shoes, without so much provided support, and they will make a world of difference in the shoe. While running, doing calisthenics, or running errands, these insoles absorbed the shock, majorly in the heels, but all over.

Overall, I would recommend these to active women. I personally could benefit from a little more arch support, but that’s just due to my high arches.

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I’ll be posting soon about MeUndies.com, I’ve had exceptional customer service with them, in addition to a great product. As well, I’ll have a post on Red Carpet Manicure swatches.

 

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Influenster Sweetheart VoxBox Review

25 Feb

I received my Sweetheart VoxBox from Influenster this weekend! I love coming home to these boxes and having no idea what’s inside. They always contain useful products, that I’ve been wanting to try anyway.

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Olay Fresh Effects (Va-Va-Vivid!) Powered Contour Cleansing System: $12.99
The vibrating facial cleansing brush (came with a battery) is pretty great. A lot of times these gadgets just become too much work, but I did like this one. It’s small (shown below) and fits the contours of your face/t-zone. It didn’t splash water or cleanser all over the place, quite the opposite.

Olay Fresh Effects (Shine, Shine Go Away!) Shine Minimizing Cleanser: $6.99
I don’t have oily skin, but I gave this stuff a shot anyhow. It’s a nice cleanser, and mixed with the cleansing brush, my face felt super clean, soft and refreshed. I can’t comment whether it helps with shine, but it sure cleaned my face and wiped away the makeup and dirt. 

Influenster Sweetheart VoxBox 2013

 

Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response: $7.99 – $9.99
I strictly use Secret Clinical Strength (original, waterproof, sport) it works so much better than anything else I’ve tried. I can’t stand the Degree Clinical Strength, the smell is just atrocious. So I stick with my beloved Secret Clinical, so I was really happy to find this in my voxbox. Definitely recommend this stuff.

Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bar $9.99/5 bars
I try to skip on the “health bars” because most are just loaded with sugars and are not healthy. I ate this Skinny Girl Blueberry Greek Yogurt flavor for breakfast on my way to work, it was pretty tasty. Obviously, this isn’t going to taste like a bowl of delicious pasta, but it really did curb my hunger for awhile. It’s 180 calories, high in fiber and natural. Overall, I’m always pretty wary about bars like this, but these do seem on the better end of the spectrum, without sacrificing all the taste.

Not Your Mother’s She’s a Tease Volumizing Hair Spray: $6.00
This hair spray is infused with natural apple blossom and bamboo. I really liked this, I’ve tried a lot of hair sprays, I always have L’oreal Elnett and Paul Mitchell ‘Hold me Tight’ on hand, but at $14/bottle, I try not to use them all the time. Once I finish my TreSemme (which I really like for quick touch ups or back-combing) I’ll definitely purchase this. It smells good and works nicely, without the crunchy hold. 

 

Overall, this was a great VoxBox from Influenster, and I’m glad I was chosen to try the products out. They will all be fully used, and likely each purchased again. A few of the brands I’ve been eyeing and this was the best way to try them out.

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Influenster Holiday VoxBox ’12 Review & Swatches

29 Dec

Hi Guys, I received my Influencer Holiday VoxBox 2012 in the mail a week or two ago, but I gave myself some time to try out the products as well as catch up within the holiday madness.

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Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012 Review

I first tried out the NYC Liquid Lipshine in ‘Nude York City,’ I’d heard about the NYC lip glosses being a steal, considering they are under $3 and available at Target, they had nice color options and weren’t sticky and gross on your lips. So I was excited to find out for myself. Everything I’d heard seems to be true, although this is a nude color, it’s a really pretty nude with a lot of shimmer, but not over the top. It was a nice gloss, but wasn’t sticky and goopy like some gloss formulas. I would definitely recommend these NYC Liquid Lipshine’s, I’ll be trying out more in the future.

Here are a few swatches of the NYC Liquid Lipshine in ‘Nude York City’

NYC Liquid Lipshine in 'Nude York City' swatch on lips

NYC LIquid Lipshine in ‘Nude York City’

NYC Liquid Lipshine in 'Nude York City' swatch on lips

Next I tried the Goody QuikStyle Half Round Brush

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What they say: The Goody® QUIKSTYLE™ Half-Round Styler Brush is the perfect blow out brush with a convex half-round shape that allows hair to curl around the microfiber base, removing water while adding lift and body as you blow dry!

Featuring
• Absorbent microfiber bristles remove 30% of water for faster styling*
• Antimicrobial microfiber* bristles keep brush fresh
• Comfort-flex grip for ease and control
• Slim profile offers more maneuverable use
• Side vents for fast drying between uses
• Easy to follow usage and cleaning instructions on packaging
• Available in an assortment of bristle tip colors in charcoal, blue, and lime green on a neutral silver base with blue microfiber

$11.99

What I say: This brush has so much potential, I love the concept of it, but it fell short on one deal-breaking aspect for me. The idea that is soaks up extra moisture after you shower is genius, and the fact that it is shaped as a half round-barrel brush is also impressive for those of us who need a little extra volume. But the brush itself hurt my head, it was extremely uncomfortable. If they tweak the bristles or whatever it is that makes the brush so unpleasant when actually being used, this would be an amazing brush.

Have you tried this brush? Is it just me that it hurts when brushing?

Next, I tried the Kiss Nail Dress in ‘Teddy’ or KDS15

Kiss Nail Dress in 'Teddy' or KDS15 review

When I first got these in the Influenster box, I really didn’t want to use them, they just seem tacky to me, but it’s a good thing I tried them, I’m actually super impressed. Above you can see what comes in the package, a bunch of different sizes (used for fingers or toes) and a two-sided file. First let me say, I’d never done this before, nor expected much. I originally was just going to apply one to show, but was impressed that I finished them. Now I plan to keep them for new years.

Kiss Nail Dress in 'Teddy' review

How cool? Once the nails are filed down they look nice, and I look pretty impressive with my nail art capabilities. The nail pieces are sticky, and seem to be held pretty well in place. I just applied them today, so I’m not positive how long they will last, they are advertised to last up to 10 days, but I will update with that information. Some of the nail art comes with added jewels (like mine) and some are just flat designs, my only concern with the added jewels is that there is more dimension and slightly rigid at the tip of the nail where you file, and I’m afraid it will catch on things. I want to try this floral design without the jewels and see if those seem more secure:

Kiss Nail Dress in KDS18

Overall, I had no desire in this product before I received it and gave it a shot. Now, as long as the product stays on for a few days, I’ll purchase them in the future. They’re definitely worth a shot, and look much better on your nails than you would expect from what you see in the package.

Kiss Nail Dress in 'Teddy' or KDS15

Update: Sadly, these nails did not even last me until new years day. One day later they were peeling off, the edges just never fully stuck on which left a tiny edge to catch on everything, and it was really frustrating.

kiss press on nails after one day

kiss press on nails after one day

As you can see, some I just had to fully peel off because they were so far gone, and the others you can see the tips slowly peeling. After only one day this was pretty disappointing  I dont know if it could be because of the jewels in this particular design, but I guess your best bet with the Kiss Nails is for a one night type of deal.

I haven’t had the chance to try out the Quaker, Eboost or SoleSociety products yet, but as soon as I do, this post will be updated.

Ferrero Rocher Review: Melt in your mouth chocolates

11 Dec ferrero rocher

I received a VoxBox from Influenster this weekend, it was exciting coming home to an adorable box of chocolates.

“Ferrero Rocher® is a unique and delicious chocolate experience made by Italian chocolatier Ferrero, since 1982. The chocolates are a tempting combination of smooth chocolaty cream surrounding a whole hazelnut; within a delicate, crisp wafer. . . all enveloped in milk chocolate and finely chopped hazelnuts. The chocolates are individually wrapped in gold foil.”

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Influenster and Ferrero Rocher sent me a fancy gift box filled with 18 delicious hazelnut chocolates complimentary for testing and review purposes. I’m not a huge chocolate or sweets eater, but these are SO good, and I’m not just saying this because I received the product for free. I will absolutely buy these again or give them as a gift. The packaging I received them in is perfect to present to someone in, and can be reused. I’m still trying to decide what I’ll repurpose mine as. But back to the chocolates, they have a crunchy shell, once you bite into it you’ll reach the creamy decedent middle filled with chocolate and hazelnut. Me typing about them isn’t do them any justice, you’re going to have to try them for yourself. My only complaint, I cannot eat just one. It is merely impossible.

Check out other available gift or self-indulgence options here: http://www.ferrerorocherusa.com/

Have you tried Ferrero Rocher chocolates? Are you signed up with Influenster and have you received your own VoxBox of any kind?

If not, sign up here (free)
http://www.influenster.com/
In a nutshell, you review products and get the opportunity to sample products to give an honest opinion on. It’s also helpful just to see what others feel about specific products before you potentially make a purchase.