Zep Microwave Miracle Foaming Cleaner Review #sponsored #TryZep

Microwaves are great because they make heating up food easy. Sometimes there are spills and splashes. Some days you wipe it right away and other times you just say I’ll get it later. Then the food becomes caked on & it’s a pain to clean.

Zep Microwave Miracle Foaming Cleaner BA

Using Zep Microwave Miracle Foaming Cleaner makes that so much easier! It’s really easy to use and leaves your microwave clean & sparkling like new. All you do is spray the foam in your microwave, turn on the microwave for 1-2 minutes, wait for it to cool, then wipe. That’s all you do. No need to scrub those pesky caked on pieces of food, just wipe it away. I also like Zep because it doesn’t have an overpowering scent or a scent that smells like chemicals. Its a light, fresh, citrus scent. If your microwave gets a lot of use, I definitely think this is worth having in your cleaning arsenal. It cuts cleaning time and no need to put a lot of effort in.

You can find Zep products at Home Depot, Walmart, Lowes, Ace & more.

* I received a sample complimentary for being part of the Zep Cleanster community on Crowdtap. All opinions are my own.

Chicken Caesar tortellini salad 

This is one of my favorite dishes because its still light but filling. Plus its so easy to make with only 4 ingredients.


Rotisserie Chicken – so simple no need to cook or season it. Then the next day I make soup!
Romaine lettuce
Fresh cheese filled tortellini – has better taste
Caesar Dressing

Cook tortellini, cut up lettuce, & then dice chicken. Put ingredients in a bowl & pour in Caesar dressing to coat. Put in a bowl and enjoy! 🙂


What are your favorite quick meals with a few ingredients?

Target deal- food under $1


Use the cartwheel app this week for some good deals.

Eggs are on sale for $.99 use 5% off cartwheel & get them for $.94

All other items were $1 but using cartwheel I saved and got them for $.95 each

Cartwheel is free, you can use it on your smart phone or use it on the computer ( just print out your barcode)

I got this all for FREE because I used my gift card I earned on Recyclebank.

Deals & Freebies 

    Purina was giving a credit buy dog food so I ordered some for someone I know.
    Fancy Feast was giving a packet of their broths.
    I also received a free half gallon of Almond Milk from Silk


    U By Kotex always hooks me up with samples, check out their website to see how you can snag a sample kit of your own.

    Survey site sent me toilet paper to try & review.
    Origins has an offer on Facebook ( expires March 31) Go pick up your free sample of their skin serum.
    Premier Protein shake sample + $2 coupon
    Coupon for free Pure organic bar


    Deal: Shoprite had Nutrish for $6.49 I believe. Awhile back you could order a sample on the site which came with a $2 coupon so got this bag for $4.49 . My cats really like it, especially Gizmo.


    Free snickers bar coupon from their Facebook promotions
    Advil sample & $2 coupon
    Radha Beauty Coconit Oil- sent to review


Was going to give my coupon away but saw a recipe using Tikka Masala and decided I will try it. I received a coupon to redeem a sauce for free from Smiley360.



$1 Chinet coupon
Splashscore sent me some coupons for Gilette proglide razors & shaving cream
2 samples of Barlean’s mango peach omega swirl fish oil
perfume samples found in Ulta catalog

Dial’s *NEW* Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap Review + giveaway


We do it everyday , well I hope every one is…washing your hands. Why not give your hands the mini spa treatment they deserve with Dial’s *NEW* Sugar Cane Husk Scrub hand soap.
Sugar Cane Husk Scrub is the newest edition to The Boutique Collection, which brings a little luxury when washing your hands. The scent is inspired by freshly cut sugar cane & has micro scrubbers that gently deep clean your hands while also moisturizing & smoothing your skin. Plus the design of the bottle will bring a little style to any bathroom

Dial Sugar Cane Hand Soap

As you can see below it suds up nicely. As you are washing you start to smell the sugar cane scent, its smells really good. What I like is its not overpowering, and after you have dried your hands the scent lingers. You would think with a scented hand soap it might dry you hands out but this soap has left my hands feeling hydrated, soft, smooth, & smelling nice.

Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Soap Suds

Dial Sugar Husk Scrub Soap Sugar

Here are the micro scrubbers, they are gentle on the skin & help deep clean the skin.

If you aren’t familiar with the other scents in this collection here they are:

The Boutique Collection
Sugar Cane Husk Scrub
Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar
Water Blossoms
Coconut Lime Verbena

Dial The Boutique Collection

It was my first time trying a hand soap from The Boutique Collection and I am definitely a fan & can’t wait to try the other scents. How lovely do all of them sound? You should go try it yourself, your skin & hands deserve a little luxury.

Which scent are you most excited to try?

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The Dial® brand provided me with a sample of Dial® Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Influenster #XOVoxBox Review

I was super excited to get this #XOVoxBox from Influenster.


Adore Me

After being accepted I received an email with a code to get FREE lingerie! It’s from a new lingerie company called Adore Me. You can see more of what I thought about the lingerie I received here. They have a wide range of lingerie & bra sizes go up to DD+. They also have sleepwear, corsets, & swimwear. The designer of Adore Me used to work at Victoria’s Secret as design director. The fit of the bra & undies are perfect, almost like they were made for me. They are really comfortable but also make you feel confident & sexy. So if you want to feel & look good for yourself or a boyfriend/girlfriend, definitely check them out. You can get your first set for $25 using my link –> Adore Me
Adore me Lingerie

Skinfix hand repair cream

#XOVoxBox SkinFix hand repair cream

I haven’t heard of this brand but once I received my box I’ve seen it advertised a handful of times. Its exclusively sold at Target. It contains 1% colloidal oatmeal which is the ideal skin fix for eczema, dermatitis and extreme dryness. Made with natural ingredients & is free of steroids, fragrance, soy, parabens and phthalates. This cream calms redness, relieves itching, and rebuilds the skin barrier with a blend of healing botanicals, rich natural butters and emollient oils.
I didn’t love this or hate this hand cream. It is fragrance free but does have a weird smell to it but goes away once rubbed it. I also realized after using it a few times a little bit goes a long way. Which is good because it it a bit pricey ( 17.99 for 2oz). If you use too much, for me anyway it left my hands feeling a little greasy , it does absorb 5-10 minutes but I found using a smaller amount works better( and doesn’t leave hand as greasy).It has a thicker consistency & left my hands feeling silky & soft. Personally I don’t think I would buy it again, I prefer other lotions.

Lands’ End

#XOVoxBox Lands End #LandsEndLove
I was sent a special code for myself & to share with my readers/followers. You can save $25 off $100 using VOXLOVE at check out. I checked out the site and there were so many great pieces for Spring & Summer. I really liked the printed shorts, the butterfly print is really cool. I like the dress because you can wear it very casually out and about or dress it up and go to lunch. The purse is great for any outfit.
There are so many options and variety on their site , everything from casual wear, fitness, swimwear, shoes, accessories, & more.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth

XOVoxBox John Frienda Frizz Ease Beyond smooth
Frizz Immunity Shampoo & Conditioner: I like that these products have coconut oil in them.
They work from the inside out, fights frizz for ultra smooth hair.
-> After using the shampoo & conditioner while in the shower my hair was already feeling smooth. I enjoyed the scent and liked getting whiffs of it during the day.

Primer: Helps improve hair’s texture, increase manageability , & gradually build up hair’s immunity against frizz. Place a small amount to palm of hand and distribute evenly though hair from mid-shaft to tips. You should apply to wet/damp hair. Then style .

John Frieda Beyond Smooth #xovoxbox

These products smelled great, left hair feeling soft & smooth without weighing your hair down. I noticed my hair was less frizzy & left my hair looking great.

Colgate Optic White toothpaste & toothbrush+ built in whitening pen

XOVoxBox Optic White Brush
I was introduced about 2 years ago to Optic White through Influenster so was happy to see these products in my box. It’s a convenient & affordable way to get whiter teeth.

Toothpaste : Optic White Platinum Express White
Claims to give you whiter teeth in just 3 days.
-> I like the minty taste and the way it foams up when brushing. It leaves your mouth feeling tingly & clean. There was also no stale after taste like some minty toothpastes.

Toothbrush + pen : The toothbrush claims you will get whiter teeth in just 2 days! The toothbrush has polishing bristles & stain removers for surface stains.
-> The brush has different length bristles which help get around and between teeth. There are also small plastic blocks which I believe help remove surface stains. The bristles are soft & gentle but the plastic makes it a little rough on gums. Its also a little bulky and takes some time to get used to. I didn’t care for that part. On the back of the head of the brush there are little bumps, which I believe are for cleaning yous cheeks & maybe tongue ?

After you’re done brushing you take your pen and apply the gel. You will need about 2 clicks for top and 2 clicks of gel for bottom teeth. Its very easy to do and isn’t messy. I like start off with one click and apply to teeth then the second click for the rest , instead of having a big glob of gel to begin with. The gel doesn’t have an unpleasant taste, you don’t need to rinse off, and no waiting. The gel consistency is a bit pasty , slightly minty, & is a little grainy ( like baking soda grainy). You know when you go to the dentist when they clean you teeth that’s what it reminds me of.
I like that the pen is designed to fit inside your toothbrush so no losing it. I recommend wiping the tip of the pen before putting it in the toothbrush.

No need to change your routine. For best results use 2 times a day. Change out brush every 3 months.

-> After the 3 days I did notice a slight difference. My teeth were already pretty white but this routine is good if you are noticing your teeth looking a little dull and would like to brighten them up. Its convenient, easy, & affordable.

Optic White before & after 3 days

Tide Pods + Febreeze

#TidePods #xovoxbox
I love laundry pods. They are so convenient, no measuring or mess.I had a huge jug that I bought a BJs a few years ago. My cat knocked it over and when I ran to see what happened , there was laundry detergent EVERYWHERE! It was such a pain to clean, thankfully I won’t have to worry about another incident happening like that with Tide Pods.
I received botanical rain.I love the floral scent of these pods, its not overpowering.
These pods are a detergent to deep clean, stain remover, brightener, & gives your clothes long lasting freshness in just one little pod. These dissolve in cold , warm, or hot water & work with colors as well as whites. You can use them in standard & HE washers. If you want clothes that smell like they’ve been hanging out to dry in a flower garden, you should check out Tide Pods+ Febreeze Botanical Garden.

Have you heard or tried any of these products?

* I received these products complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are my own.

Broccoli white bean soup 

This is one of my favorite dishes for a few reasons. It has a few ingredients, its healthy for you, and it tastes great.


coconut oil or olive oil
15 oz cannellini beans, drained
onion, diced
garlic, minced
Vegetable broth
Salt & Pepper
Parmesan Cheese

First steam you broccoli.


Put oil in pan.
Add onion until translucent.
Add garlic.
Add beans.
Add Add salt & pepper.
Add vegetable broth.

Next add you broccoli to the pot.

Then in small batches add it to a blender.
Add to bowl, sprinkle with some parmsan cheese.

The blended beans make this creamy ( without adding any milk).


Chicken , tomatoes , zucchini, & artichoke pasta 


What you need:
chickenn( I like using tenders)
coconut oil or olive oil
chicken broth
parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
can of artichoke in water, drained
tomatoes ( I used 2) diced
small zucchini, cut into quarters

Cook pasta.
While the water is boiling put oil in another pan.
Season chicken with salt & pepper.
Cook chicken until done.
I then cut the chicken into pieces. While cutting chicken I put zucchini in pot.
Wait a few minutes until soft , add chicken, tomatoes, artichokes. If dry I add a little bit of chicken broth.
Drain pasta. Add to pot with everything. Add chicken broth and parmesan cheese. Stir.
Put in bowl and enjoy!

Nutraplex Megaberry Review    



This bar was very good. Here are some of the ingredients in the bar; dates, chia seeds, cranberry, cashews, pea protein, honey, raisins, safflower oil, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, acai powder. As you can see there are great ingredients packed in this small bar.

8 grams of fiber
6 grams of protein
Soy Free
Dairy Free
No preservatives

It was easy to chew with a little crunch, delicious, and gave me a burst of energy I sometimes need during the afternoon. I liked that there are great ingredients that you can read and know what they are.

Nutraplex also has other flavors like : Pineapple coconut, pomegranate cherry, & mango strawberry.
If you’re like me and like having a healthy snack to carry in your purse, I recommend trying a nutraplex bar. Its also a good alternative to a candy bar.

Nutraplex sent me a bar for a honest review, all opinions are my own.

NeoCell Biotin Bursts review + giveaway

I had the opportunity to try NeoCell Biotin Burst acai berry soft chews.

NeoCell Biotin Bursts

Biotin is an important B vitamin supporting hair, nail & skin health.

This high potency formula supports the metabolism of proteins in the body creating natural energy, luxurious hair, resilient nails , & vibrant skin. Acai berry is added for antioxidant support.

They are designed to nourish your body from the inside out.

There is 10,000 MCG of Biotin , 3 grams of sugar, & 25 mg of acai powder, & 20 calories in each chew. They do not have gluten, soy or artificial flavors, they are all natural.

I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty bad at taking my vitamins & supplements everyday. With these delicious chews I haven’t missed a day. Usually I have a problem taking vitamins or supplements because of taste or hard to swallow, not with these biotin bursts. I like the berry flavor & are easy to chew.

NeoCell Biotin Bursts are available through more than 10,000 retailers, including CVS, Walgreens, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World and independent health food stores nationwide. These can also be found on amazon.

They range from $9.99-13.99 for a 30 count.

You can find out more about these and other products they have on their website here.

you can also check out Biotin Burst video to find out more

My Experience:
I’ve been taking these for 3 weeks.
First off I really loved the berry flavor of these. Taking vitamins or supplements, the taste and size are important to me just as much as the benefits of them. If I don’t enjoy taking them, I won’t take them as I should. They were easy to chew, and tasted great. So great I wanted more, but you only take one a day.
My nails do grow pretty fast but it seems like they have grown faster and are just as strong. I have noticed a nice shiny coat on them too. Remember you still need to have a healthy diet along with taking these. I usually break out around that time of month but this month I didn’t. I’m not sure if these biotin bursts had anything to do with it. Overall, I really enjoyed these bursts and their benefits.

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I received these products complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.