Herbal Essences, Hello Hydration Review

I was given this sample to try and share my opinion via Crowdtap. If you haven’t joined yet , you should . You share your opinions about different brands and products and sometimes get to try great products .

I didn’t even know Herbal Essences had body washes so was excited to try it out.


I received Hello Hydration.


The first thing I did was open the bottle and to smell it. It smelled like coconuts .

It’s a blue gel .I wish it was a little thicker and lathered up more. I love when body washes are sudsy. Even though it didn’t lather the way I prefer it still left my skin clean and smelling great . I’m sure would be good for a bubble bath too.

As I was washing the coconut smell was very pleasant. It brought me back to being on the beach in Florida , soaking up the sun while drinking a cocktail listening to the waves crash. (Wish I was doing that now )

Quick video review Hello Hydration Review

I put on some cocoa lotion and I can still smell the coconut. This combo is amazing (it’s also nice alone)
The scent definitely puts me in a better mood and more relaxed. The body wash didnt dry out my skin, which is one thing I look out for when choosing scented bodywashes.


I would recommend this body wash just for the lovely scents.

They are about $3 for a 11oz bottle

Other scents they have :
Body burst- citrus
Happy go lather -roses
Honey, I smell good -honey & apricot
Totally twisted


Have you tried Herbal Essences body wash yet? Which did you try?

Spring / Easter nail art

Pretty pastels , bright colors, the sun is shining I thought I would do some more nail art this month.   Eggs & chicks Colors used: NYC New York Color Midtown Mimosa/  Wet ‘n’ Wild French white creme / Rimmel Aqua Milani gold glitz / Rimmel London speed dating/ (light purple I mixed , dark purple no name, dark blue no name) 20140409-115757.jpg Easter bunny / egg hunt


Rimmel Aqua for background/  NYC color french white creme for bunny/ rimmel London black satin/ basket: motives by Loren ridinger decadence/ grass NYC color high line green & wet n wild spoiled show me the money

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Revlon berry bloom/ rimmel London black satin / wet n wild french white creme

20140409-115828.jpg Strawberries Wet n wild french white creme / rimmel London speed dating / NYC New York Color high line green 20140417-232651.jpg Cherry Blossoms Revlon sterling / Sally Hansen gem crush razzle dazzler / mixed rimmel black satin and nail slicks smoky topaz 20140417-232627.jpg Cherries Wet n wild French white creme / rimmel London speed dating / essie stylenomics20140417-232727.jpg April showers bring May flowers

Background for rain: Revlon sterling / mixed sterling and rimmel london black satin for clouds/ raindrops rimmel aqua added essie stroke of brilliance / umbrella rimmel London black satin and speed dating

Background for flowers:: rimmel aqua / grass NYC new york color high line green & wet n wild spoiled show me the money / flower centers is milani cosmetic gold glitz/ flowers don’t remember exact polishes i used

20140417-232639.jpg yellow flower

NYC New York Color Midtown mimosa (dots mixed wet n wild French white creme )

Rimmel London black satin (mixed wet n wild french white creme)


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Background :: Essie stylenomics / pink punk rimmel London / purple no name / petites color fever Figi/ milani cosmetics gold glitz



Hanging with my peeps


Aztec design 

Rimmel Aqua/ Rimmel London black satin / Wet n Wild French white creme/ Rimmel London Pink Punk / Petites color fever Fiji



Cute Bunnies

Rimmel Aqua / Wet n Wild French White creme/ Rimmel London Pink Punk/ Rimmel London black satin


The vegetarian dish that surprised me

My last meal I made from my Blue Apron box was the vegetarian dish
Roasted squash w/stewed white beans , gremolata & Brussel sprouts


So why was I surprised by this dish?
I don’t care for curry powder. Seems like many vegetarian dishes I have had , have too much curry powder in them. With this dish it was the perfect amount an the lemon really complimented it.

I don’t cook with butternut squash, mainly because it can be a pain. It is yummy though.

I haven’t eaten or cooked with Brussel sprouts in a long time. I think it’s because I was always forced to eat them as a kid , or at least until we got a dog . I have been wanting to cook with Brussel sprouts though. I had a slight obsession with kale chips , recently saw one with Brussel sprouts. I want try it !!

Another keeper.




Overall I did enjoy my Blue Apron experience. I liked that I was able to cook dishes I normally wouldn’t make. I liked that they give you all the ingredients that are measured & labeled . I like that you can skip weeks and see what is on the menu for the week. For me personally , I don’t think the price is in my budget right now. It’s $60 for 3 meals for 2 people.



Chicken , baby artichoke , and spinach casserole w/ Gouda bechamel

Another yummy dinner thanks to Blue Apron.

I don’t really eat or make casseroles but was excited to use these ingredients


I don’t have an oven right now so had to skip the last step. I still sprinkled the bread crumbs just no baking
When I first saw the pasta I was like that’s enough for 2 ? It was….plus some. I made it for me and my friend we both had seconds and have enough for one more.

Cooking up the chicken, onion, garlic , artichokes.


Make sure to keep the pasta water for the bechamel sauce. I had to use some because it became thick .

-Two thumbs up!

Tonight is the vegetarian meal 🙂


Ginger soy-glazed salmon with broccoli rabe & soba noodles

Yes I’m getting fancy here haha
A friend sent me a free box to try from Blue Apron, and I received it today .


Blue Apron is a weekly service that send a you all the ingredients you need to make 3 meals for the week, all measured and packaged along with a recipe and directions on how to make your dish. You choose what you like chicken , vegetarian, pork , beef, fish, shellfish. If you won’t be around or don’t like what is on the menu you can skip that week.
It comes in a box with insulated liners and big gel packs to keep the food fresh and cold in case you are not home when it is delivered.
A serving is about 500-700 calories. No fancy cooking tools needed, and will he done in about 40 minutes.

I love it because you try new dishes that you probably wouldn’t think of making. The other good thing is all the food is already measured. All you do is chop, grate ,dice, cook, eat.

They say of you have fish it’s best to make those first so I made the
Ginger soy glazed salmon with broccoli rabe and soba noodles
Serving size 2 -625 calories per serving

It was fantastic!
I’ve never had soba noodles and I don’t really cook with broccoli rave.
I’ve had black bean garlic sauce but never cooked with it.


The only thing I didn’t add was the sriracha .




I have 2 more meals, a chicken dish and vegetarian. Will share those soon 🙂