Grab a Snickers Crisper


Have you noticed some new advertising with Snickers? “Hunger keeps inventing new problems, so we invented new Snickers Crisper.”  I think my favorite so far is “The Internship”

Snickers is  one of the few chocolate bars I like to grab when I do want a chocolate bar.

Snickers crisper still has the caramel, peanuts, & milk chocolate but replaced the nougat with crisp rice. It makes the candy bar a little lighter.

Snickers Crisper

I enjoyed the textures . You bite in and you go through the creamy milk chocolate, gooey caramel, then the crunch when crisp rice &  peanuts.  Plus its under 200 calories per serving.

I haven’t had a regular snickers in awhile so its hard to compare. I think these have more peanuts in them but I love peanuts so its good in my book.

I like that it came in 4 pieces. Sometimes I don’t want  a whole bar and having the option to have 1-2 pieces and then saving the rest for later without having to worry about opening it later and getting  you fingers all gooey from the caramel. It’s also good for sharing .

I’m a fan. If you want to try these you can find them at Walmart 



I received this product for free as part of the SheSpeakup community to try & review. All opinions are my own.



Find you blend with *NEW* Garnier Fructis Whole Blends

Whole Blends promises to provide hair care that really cares.

They have crafted a signature blend of select ingredients combined with sensorial fragrances chosen to care for hair. These select ingredients & unique fragrances are blended into each or out nurturing & gentle formulas which help restore the health & natural beauty of hair with every use.



Good for your hair and the world we live in:

  • Paraben-free formulas, gentle for everyday use
  • This product is enriched with select ingredients that give back: our Argan, Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter ingredients are purchased fairly and sustainably to support local farmers & communities
  • Made of recyclable PET plastic with 30% Post-Consumer Recycled waste
  • Produced in a facility committed to sustainability, reducing its waste and water consumption per unit by approximately 58% and 47% respectively, since 2005
  • Partnered with TerraCycle to keep beauty products out of landfills

Find out more on their website


6 different blends  based on your hair needs:

Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter: good for dry, frizzy, unmanageable hair

Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter

A velvety formula, blooms with an exotic fragrance of coconut oil & cocoa butter, bringing to life our wholesome care that nourishes hair and tames frizz & flyaways

(my favorite)

When I opened the packet I could smell the coconut , it immediately brought me back to lounging at the beach. The smell of coconut, the warm sun on my skin, and the crash of waves on the shoreline. It lathered up nicely & was easy to rinse out. It didn’t strip the natural oils from my hair/scalp leaving it dry. My hair felt smooth. I let my hair air dry and my wavy hair was;  soft, manageable, smooth. It tamed my thick, wavy hair & reduced frizz which I liked. My waves were a little more defined & smooth. I really enjoyed this one the best , I think it is best for my hair. I enjoyed smelling a light scent of coconut throughout the day.


Honey Treasures: good for damage hair

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures

A  creamy, lush formula, blooms with a delicious fragrance of royal jelly, honey & propolis, bringing to life their wholesome care that strengthens hair and helps prevent split ends & breakage.

Nice relaxing scent of honey lathered up nicely. My hair was left smooth & soft. Cleaned my hair without striping oils. Left hair looking healthy.



Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk: good for de-hydrated hair

Garnier Whole Blends Cocony Milk & Vanilla Milk

A moisturizing yet refreshingly lightweight formula blooms with a tropical fragrance of Indian coconut water & Madagascan vanilla milk, bringing to life our wholesome care that quenches and softens de-hydrated hair.

This one , like the other coconut shampoo & conditioner brought me back to the beach. It left my hair soft & smooth. Though it didn’t clean my hair as well as the other one. My scalp looked a little oily not sure why. Perhaps because I don’t have dry hair.



Green Apple & Green Tea: good for normal hair

An invigorating formula, blooms with a fresh, crisp fragrance of green apple & green tea, bringing to life our wholesome care that revitalizes hair and boosts shine.


Avocado Oil & Shea Butter : good for very dry hair

A creamy, moisturizing formula blooms with a comforting fragrance of avocado oil and shea butter, bringing to life our wholesome care that rejuvenates dried out hair.


Argan Oil & Cranberry : good for color treated hair

A color-protecting formula, blooms with a vibrant fragrance of argan oil and cranberry, bringing to life our wholesome care that protects color & enhances radiance.
Not only do they have shampoo & conditioner for the Whole Blends line but also leave in conditioners, hair masks, smoothing oil, refreshing spray to keep an eye out for those as well.


Look for them on a shelf near you ( P.S- look for a coupon in the April inserts) 🙂 I really like how there are 6 different types to choose from depending on your hair. The three I tried, all smelled wonderful while leaving my hair healthy & clean.  Now I might have to try out one of their hair treatments to see how those work.


I received samples of Garnier Whole Blends from Crowdtap for free by being part of the #GarnierCrowd to review. All opinions are my own.

Empties 6- Mini Reviews

Another batch of empty products. My next batch I should have some full size empties.

After my sample challenge in February, my numbers went up.


Empties March

98-99 Covergirl tru blend . Hard to tell because it was such a small sample . It is a thinner formula, light-med coverage.

100 Yes To Grapefruit pore perfection paper mask- While it leaves my skin soft after, I don’t like the smell of this mask at all. It smells like chemicals

101 It Surf Spray- if you have thick long hair it won’t work as well. Works best when applied on damp hair. Smells delicious!

102 ACT Advanced Care Plaque Guard- Leave mouth fresh & clean. When you spit out your first breathe in is so cool it gave me chills lol

103 Tommy Hilfiger True Star – Ive had this for the longest time and it just gets pushed to the bottom/back. I finally wanted to use it up. Didn’t care for the perfume smell, which is probably why I always said Im going to use it and didn’t

104 L’oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher I wanted to see how this worked but the sample separated and was not putting it on my face

105 L’oreal Magic Lumi light infusing Primer- At first I wasn’t sure about it then I loved it! I put it under my eyes in the corner for a nice brightening effect. I have to get a full size

106 D by Jennifer Aniston perfume sample– eh was ok wouldn’t buy it not for me

107 Smashbox photo finish foundation primer YASSS! Love this stuff

108 Victoria Secret Shea Body Oil- Didn’t leave skin oily at all, absorbed nicely, left body super soft. I have a bigger size that II will be using once Im done with the lotion Im using now.

109 Victoria’s Secret Bombshells in Bloom- One of my favorites

110-111 3D Crest White Brilliance– Step 1 the formula was shiny and reminded me of the good tasting stuff they use at the dentist which I enjoyed. Step 2 was not as tasty but not bad. I don’t think I would buy this because I don’t want to have 2 steps for toothpaste.

112 Bella Organics Vanilla Mint Natural Deodorant – Liked the smell, kept me smelling good, dry. Even had a slight cooling effect

113 Colgate Max Clean – Enjoyed this, Kept teeth clean & bright , mouth feeling clean & fresh. Had these

114-119 Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo & Conditioner- Stay tuned for a blog post about them 🙂


Favorites: Smashbox primer, L’oreal Lumi Primer. Victoria’s Secret perfume & body oil, Colgate Max Clean


Have you tried any of these products?

Vegan Mac & ‘Cheese’

Awhile ago I saw a video on Buzzfeed for an easy vegan mac & cheese.

I’m always willing to try different recipes. It looked very easy plus I had the ingredients already.

What you need:


1 Carrot, peeled & chopped

2 yellow potatoes, peeled & chopped into 1 inch chunks

1/4 of an onion

1/2 cup raw cashews

1 tsp salt, garlic powder, & onion powder


  • I added pepper & nutritional yeast



  • Cook pasta

for sauce:

  • Add potatoes to boiling water for 2 minutes
  • Add carrot, boil for 5 minutes
  • Add onion, break it up – Boil for 7 minutes or until soft
  • Save about 1 1/2 cups of the water
  • Add cashews, water, veggies, & seasonings to a blender until smooth.
  • Pour over pasta and stir
  • Sprinkle with nutrition yeast, paprika, & pepper.

Did it taste like mac & cheese. No but it was still really good. I will make it again. Not going to lie I did sprinkle some mozzarella on top of a bowl the next day. Yum!  Will play around with seasonings next time I make it.





Sandal ready pedi-perfect feet with Amope

I’ll admit it I don’t pamper my feet as much as I do with the rest of my body, especially in the winter. Winter time, you throw on comfy socks and boots and your feet are rarely seen.  When warmer weather hits or  you have a date you’re like oh my! … my feet need a little help.

Crowdtap sent me an Amope Pedi Perfect wet & dry foot file so I can have smooth & healthy looking feet ready to show off.



I haven’t used an electric foot file before so I was excited to try this out.I’ve been hearing & seeing this product mentioned a lot lately. I’ve used pumice stones in the past but that can take some time & effort.



Amope means ‘love my feet’ in Portuguese & this foot file makes you do just that. Amope Pedi-Perfect is an electric foot file that gently buffs away rough ,dry ,calloused skin from the bottom of your feet. You can use this in and out of the shower ( or bath)  because it is completely waterproof. There are 2 settings to choose from depending on your skin needs. A gentle(low) or intensive ( high) setting to buff away coarse skin with ease. The high setting is recommended while using on wet skin. When using this compared to a pumice stone I feel like Amope evenly works on your skin. You can have great looking feet between pedicures or even if you want to skip a pedicure because now you this useful tool in your beauty arsenal.


Besides softer feet, one of the things I like is you don’t need batteries. It comes with a docking station that you plug in and place the Amope foot file on top to recharge. When fully charged ( 3 hours for full charge)  you can use the device over 20 minutes. Even though the device is waterproof make sure the file is dry & area you are charging are dry. It is also cordless so no need to twist and turn around a cord or get tangled up.  


Amope Wet & Dry

The ergonomic design fits perfectly in your hand and easy to grip , whether dry or wet. When using this foot file little pressure is required, the file does all the work. If it does ‘stop’ while using it you may be putting too much pressure on it.


I could tell the difference after just one use. I first tried it dry , if you do decide to do it dry make sure you sit on your tub or put a towel under your foot. I was shocked how much dry skin came off. The file doesn’t hurt , it’s like a little massage. Then I tried it in the shower, which was simple & easy. The foot file was easy to hold onto and didn’t slip at all.

I am always trying to get in a work out , so if you have good balance ; ( in the shower) what I do is stand on one foot say your right leg , bend your left leg behind you. Put the Amope device in your left hand and  move your leg up and down in little movements as you are buffing away your foot. Now you are working out your hamstring & getting beautiful feet at the same time! Haha

Tip: Do pay attention while using it. It went over my toes really fast and scrapped one of my toes. Ouch! It didn’t hurt but did scrap it.


I can’t wait to use this device more , Crowdtap sent it at the perfect time because it’s already warming up in New England. My feet are now sandal ready … now waiting for the day to take out my sandals… now which color nail polish should I choose?

Amope Nail Polish


Have you tried or seen Amope Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry Foot File?

This post was sponsored by Amopé™ as part of a sampling activation for Crowdtap. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review


*NEW* Emergen-C Chewables

Need a little more support for your immune system? Emergen- C added a new product to their line, chewables! I was able to try their  Emergen-C Immune + orange blast

Emergen-C Chewables

These chewables have a power packed formula that provides more vitamin C than 10 oranges! Can you eat 10 orange in a day? That’s a lot of peeling to do.

Loaded with B vitamins to support energy naturally

Antioxidants : Vitamin D, C & Zinc to support your immune system.

Take 2 chews daily.

It has that tangy orange flavor , easy to chew, pleasant on the taste buds. Make sure to drink something afterwards because your tongue will have a little orange/yellow color to it after chewing. They also don’t have a weird after taste which is a big thing when it comes to supplements. They either taste bad or an after taste but no need to worry with these.

For ages 14 & up.


Did I feel different after taking them? Not really but it feels good taking something that has vitamins that do the body good.  I won’t  buy these often, maybe if I feel like I need a little extra vitamin C, zinc, vitamin D to help support my immune system.




Want to try them? Head over to their website here and grab a $1 off coupon

These retail for about $10.99 for 42 count


I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Latest E.L.F products #Playbeautifully

One of my favorite things to come home to is a box with make up.

I received a few items from Elf cosmetics , including some of their newer additions.


Clay Eyeshadow Palette


Infused with Kaolin Clay to create a long lasting wear. Being pale I find myself having trouble with these darker purples but will continue to play around with them. The highlight was a little flaky but other than that the pigment was pretty nice on these.

3-in-1 Mascara


Lengthen, Define & Volumize! The brush is a unique design that I haven’t seen on other mascaras I use. The little ball thing at the top. One or 2 coats and its perfect. As you can see from my photo, the mascara added volume, length, & even lift.

Extra thick ink eyeliner

This is a little thicker and feels comfortable while using it. I feel I have more control. It dries quickly and glides on smoothly.I used it as a guide and then went over with the precision eyeliner and did the wing while playing around with eyeliner one day.

Long-lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow

elf cosmetics lustrous eyeshadow toasted

Elf Long lasting eyeshadow toasted


Shimmery whipped gel eyeshadow that is light weight. Can be used as a eyeshadow or eyeliner. This formula feel so buttery & creamy. Blends nicely.


Sculpting Face Brush

elf cosmetics face brush

This has a curved shape that helps hug the face to sculpt and blend product. Ideal for foundation but will work with powders, liquids, & creams. The bristles are so soft


I received these products for free for being a member of the #ElfBeautySquad

February 2016, Freebies, Deals & Prizes

Another month of goodies in my mail box & deals I’ve scored.


Feb Prizes
-Around Christmas Anthropologie had a contest & they were granting wishes. I wished for this $428 Sapphire Trench Coat. I was so excited when it arrived. I couldn’t believe I won it.

– I won Ulta’s “The glowing skin sweepstakes”. It’s worth over $400 ! Dr Brandt beauty sleep serum. ($150!!) Exuviance eye contour & night lift, & Strivectvin tightening neck cream

-I won a Movo fitness tracker from Healthy Essentials/Johnson & Johnson giveaway

-L’oreal voluminous super star red carpet mascara for participating in a twitter party.


I posted my order last month and most of it came, still waiting on a panty but I received these for free with promo codes and rewards cards from Dec. I love the racer back the date bra.


-You should sign up for quikly they have deals, the faster you are the better the deal. I scored a coupon to Bath & Body Works for a free fragrance mist with any purchase. So I bought the hand sanitizer for $1.86 and scored the mist ($14.50) for free. Also the hand sanitizer is so cute it has a cat and says Check Meowt.

-Picked up L’oreal Revitalift towelettes at Shoprite for $.99 (reg $6.99)- Used $3 Shoprite digital coupon & $3 L’oreal MFC coupon

-I’ve been hearing so much about Real Techniques brushe. There was a deal at Ulta but they only had one set. I went on Amazon and found them for the same price I would have bought them at Ulta with the sale & a coupon. I also used my gift card balance that I received from surveys.


My new thing is to check CVS for unmarked clearance. I check instagram #CVSClearance to see what other people are finding and then check my store.
•Belvita cookies were $1 so I cleared the shelf ( 8 boxes).
•CeraVe healing ointment+ bonus bar soap for $.99 (originally $21.99) after $3 coupon
• Old Spice sweat defense deodorant $1.44 used $1.50 coupon and made $.06
• Jack Links chicken jerky ringing up $1.87 (originally $7.xx)

Bottom photo: Shoprite haul
Total = $4.76
•Premier protein bars =$1 after using $1 off 2 MFC and digital #coupon
•Pace Ready meal = $.49 after $1 MFC & $.50 digital coupon
•Land O Lakes butter $1.29 after $.55 coupon which doubled
•Nutella =$.99 after $1.50 MFC & digital coupon
•Almond breeze gallon =$.99 after $.75 digital coupon / $.75 store coupon/ $.75 MFC that doubled

#1 Vitamints/ Schick Razor Free after using MFC & Digital coupons at Shoprite

#2 Shoprite freebies (+ $3.57 MM💰)
•Playex tampon $1.99 (use $4 off 2 coupon)
•Got2B all star cream $2.49 ( use $2 MFC coupon from today’s paper & $2 digital Coupon ) = FREE + $1.51 money maker + $2 from saving star so $3.51 money maker 💰
• Gatorade recover protein shake – received coupon from Shoprite during my last checkout
• Wholly Guacamole was from last weeks sale $1.99 used $1.50 MFC coupon & $.55 digital coupon = FREE + $.06 MM

#3 Robistussin & Advil were $4.99 at Walgreens. I had $3 for both making them $1.99 each
I then got back $7 from saving star making it a $3.02 money maker 🙂

#4 CVS has toothpaste on sale for $3 . Used a $2.50 coupon from the red machine & $.50 MFC= FREE

Shoprite deal haul
Shoprite deal: Paid $8.82 & got back $5.75 with Ibotta, Checkout 51, & SavingStar

  • Cereal: $2.49 – Used a $.80 digital coupon for all 3 making them $1.69 each. Had $1.50 coupon = $3.57  + $1.50 back from Ibotta/SavingStar = $2.07
  • Tuna $1.25 used $1 coupon = $.25
  • Grainful Entree $4.49 used a $1 coupon I had from when I did a review on them                = $3.49 ( $2 from ibotta/ $2 checkout51) = $.51 money maker
  • Green Giant  $.99
  • Skippy Peanut Butter $1.88 used $.63 digital coupon = $1.25
  • Hidden Valley Ranch mix- $1.79 used $.50 coupon that doubled = $.79
  • Explore Asian black bean pasta- used coupon for FREE bag
  • English Muffins $.99
  • The Good Table Southwest breadcrumbs $3.19 used $1 coupon from Shoprite/ $.75 digital coupon = $1.44 Got back $1.50 from SavingStar & Ibotta = $.06 money maker



ExploreAsian black bean pasta coup for free bag thanks to their FB page
Received a coupon from Starbucks buy 1 get 1 , used a gift card I won= 2 free frappuccinos
If you haven’t already go check out Fooji on twitter. They post deals and give out FREE food from places near you. I received a pizza & chinese food nom nom nom

Total Tea
• Dove nutritive solutions shampoo/ conditioner samples from Walmart
• U by Kotex sample pack + $1 coupon
• Hamburger Helper from Pillsbury
• explore Asian free bean pasta coupon
• PinchMe box Muse cat food & truvia sample

#2 PinchMe Box Purely Fancy Feast, Muse Cat food, & Sundown Co Q-10 gummies

Freebies Samples
• Dove deodorant , degree deodorant +$1.50 coupons from target
• Kleenex tissues travel pack• $25 visa
• VS Pink coupons
• skittles coupon for free starburst or skittles
• $5 Bob Evans

Elli Quark Coupons including a free cup
Pillsbury free can of sweet rolls
Eu2Be lotion sample
Philosophy renewed hope in a jar sample
bud light coozies from contest
2 lemon pepper seasonings
free wifi pass from a hotel

more VS coupons including a free panty
Fancy Feast purely sample

Cora organic tampons, month supply
Sephora beauty samples, nars lip pencil & fragrance samples
Charlotte Tilbury lipstick samples
Rock Your hair hairspray & voluminous powder

Empties 5 & #FoilFebruary week 4 mini reviews

Forgot to post this yesterday. Here are my February empties & last week of #FoilFebruary.

My skin went a little crazy as I mentioned in my last post. A  mix of junk food, hormones, lack of sleep, & probably using so many products. So my final week was only a few samples



No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum- Nice scent, absorbed nicely, didn’t leave skin sticky, left skin soft & smooth

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker SPF 15 moisturizer- left skin hydrated but also greasy/shiny looking

Lancome Advanced Genifique concentrate- This is a product you need to use more of to see if it works. Smelled nice, left skin soft, absorbed nicely.

Dr Lin Acne Cleansing Wipe- Took of make up well, left skin clean, didn’t dry out skin.

Revlon Color Burst Peach Parfait- I really liked this color & felt nice on my lips.

Smashbox photo finish foundation primer- I can see why this is a favorite. I used another one of these previously. Left skin smooth and make up looked great.

Fresh Soy Cleanser- Smelled like cucumbers, gentle on skin, cleansed skin well.

DHC Velvet skin coat primer- skin felt super smooth and soft, make up went on nicely


I ended up using up 62 samples! I put a big dent in my sample stash, I found a few favorites like Dr Brandt plump up the volume, Smashbox primer, L’oreal color vibrancy hair care, Murad Essential C eye cream, Ole Henriksen truth serum are a few. I didn’t count these in my empties because it was sort of a separate thing but for my next empties I will add these.  >>> So I am up to 97 for the year so far! <<<<

February Empties



25 L’oreal Paris Superior Preference- Dark Auburn – I had a free coupon , I usually give them away but it was about to expire. I already have red highlights in my hair but I wanted more. You know when kids have that natural highlight? I wanted something like that. Well I have a lot of hair and I should have gotten one of those caps with the holes in it. The color was perfect and exactly what was pictured on the box. Its hard to tell in my hair but when the light hits it right I can see it.

26 Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo- Smells great, works nicely, doesn’t leave a residue. It’ way better than my previous one I used but my current one is now #1.

27 Skintimate Raspberry rain shaving cream- Love the scents skintimate has. Moisturizing , smells nice.

28 Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes body cream- If candy land was scratch n sniff, I picture it would smell like this. It’s lovely. It’s not over powering, leaves skin soft, not greasy, hydrated, & smelling awesome.

29 My Magic Mud tooth powder: It was really weird putting powder in my mouth to brush and on top of that black powder. My whole mouth was black, it was like one of those scary movies where they open their mouth and a demon goes in or out. It didn’t have a bad taste which was my first thought. It was a little messy spitting it out  ( splatter) but easy to clean off.  I think it did make my teeth a little whiter. Plus who doesn’t like simple ingredients?


30 Dial foaming soap- Last year I was lucky enough to be sent products from Dial. I never really thought too much about the brand. I really love their soaps this one was Omega moisture

31 Act Advanced Care clean mint mouthwash- refreshing cool sensation when you spit it out, fresh breath

32 Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant- not strong, easy to swish around, fresh breath

33 Survey tester: Conditioner – whatever brand it was it was nice

34 Survey tester: Facial Cleanser- I didn’t care for the pump it was annoying to get product put. It was a little thinner than I like but did a good job.

35 Centrum Multigummies:  Easy to take but not overly sweet which is nice to have in the mornings.