Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Spring Fever VoxBox from Influenster

My VoxBox came! This one's theme is Spring Fever. Today was 80 something degrees so it was much more than spring! I received 5 different products to test out and review. This post is just to introduce you to the products. I'll write one later next month to tell you how I felt about each one! I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purpose.

Schwarzkopf OSiS Rough Rubber - is a paste with an innovative rubber consistency that separates and defines, while leaving a subtle matte finish. Retail $20.00

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure - features advanced nail technology, so you can get a salon perfect manicure in seconds - simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week. Retail $5.99 - $7.99

NYC New York Color Applelicious Glossy Balm - delivers color, shine, and moisture in one single swipe! The unique apple-shaped core is filled with shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, and avocado oil to give lips a healthy, irresistible look. Retail $2.99

Secret Outlast Clear Gel Antiperspirant/Deodorant - leaves fewer white marks on clothes than the leading invisible solid! And, with 48 hour odor and wetness protection at such a low price, why pay more? Retail $4.59

Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes - are light fluffy chocolate enrobed cakes with a delicious cream filling in a unique kandy bar shape. Available in S'mores, peppermint and peanut butter. Retail $4.49/box (Spell check had a field day with that one!)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

My first Influenster! Palmolive® soft touch™

So a little while back I received an invite to Influenster from  Lindsey of the Accidental Wildflower blog. Last week I received my first product to try! I received this product complimentory from Influenster and all opinions are my own. I got Palmolive Soft Touch Vitamin E and Coconut Butter dish soap. I gave the coconut butter version to my friend. I've always been a Blue Dawn girl and recently I tried a Trader Joe's brand but haven't really been liking it so this came at the perfect time!

I've been using it for about a week now and I can say it definitely does the job of keeping your hands soft, like it boasts. There slogan is "Tough on grease, soft on hands" and I would say that its spot on! With a baby I wash my hands more often than I used to and definitely have been struggling with dry hands for the last 5 months.

One thing Levi pointed out was it smells like 'wet dog' but I think that's just because it smells similar to the dog shampoo we use. Not that it's a bad thing, I buy it cause I like the smell.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

May Citrus Lane Box

After receiving our April box last month I was super super excited for May! It couldn't come soon enough. We got it the other day and of course I immediately dropped everything I was doing to open it with Caden!

1. Dapple Dish Liquid - This is designed to be safe for baby dishes, bottles, plastic toys, etc. It's plant-based and removes odor and residue from formula and breast milk. It's dioxane, paraben, phthalate, SLES and dye free. I gave it a try and it definitely does the trick! We were using Medela quick clean and we were not impressed so I'm glad to get to try out something new! I also got a kick out of the label! It's hard to read in the picture but it says "Dapple is a cleaner, not an iced tea, so don't drink it, if accidently..."

2. Mommy's Bliss Gripe Water - This is something we actually used to use all the time. But we don't use it anymore. It helps to get rid of the hiccups but I was never really impressed with its claim to settle upset stomachs or colic. It also claims to help with teething but we haven't tried it with that yet. I don't want this to go to waste though, so I plan on giving it to a friend that still uses it. I would use it for hiccups but it still would go to waste because it goes bad 6 weeks after you open it and Caden doesn't get the hiccups THAT often.

3. Bear Takes a Trip - It's a book, can't go wrong there! We haven't really introduced books too much yet but I was planning on it soon. So as soon as we opened this I read it to Caden. It's perfect with the bright colors! Also this book will teach him about time when he's quite a bit older.

4. My First Green Toys First Keys - It was quite the coincidence that we received these, a couple weeks ago I saw a different set of baby keys at the store and thought about buying them but talked myself out of it. Then the day before Levi had said "This is the only baby that doesn't care about keys" (while shaking his keys in Caden's face) LOL! So I thought they would be a bust, but nope! He LOVES them. He's in this stage for flailing his arm around while holding toys so theses make a TON of noise! They're made in the USA out of recycled milk jugs and contain no BPA, phthalates, or PVC.

5. The Mommy Hook - Last but certainly not least, this was Citrus Lane's "Mother's Day gift". While appreciate the gesture it would have been nice to get something pampering maybe? Oh well! I know I'll get a lot of use out of the Mommy Hook because I have a cheap-o version that I use often! (pictured to the right) 

Overall, I'm super happy again with our box! And will continue our subscription! If anyone is interested in trying Citrus Lane and getting $10 off their first box use this link!