Empties 10- Mini Reviews

Empties

I didn’t add these the last time

Empties 148-158

  • (148) Suave touchable finish hair spray– smelled nice, left hair manageable , soft, & easy to style.
  • (149) Vitafushion beauty sleep- Helped relax me which helped me get to bed sooner. Tasted great, didn’t have a coating like most gummies
  • (150) Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste– keep mouth fresh & clean but didn’t whiten them as well as other toothpastes I use
  • (151) Nature’s Bounty Hair & Nail gummies- tasted great
  • (152)  Sponge– kept skin exfoliated & soft
  • (153) Derma-e antioxidant natural sunscreen– Absorbed nicely, didn’t leave skin sticky or greasy
  • (154) Skin9 Panda Mask– left skin soft but mask didn’t fit well at all.
  • (155) Gold Bond Strength & resilience left skin soft & hydrated
  • (156) Gold Bond Healing – left skin soft & hydrated
  • (157) Dove dry spray– one of my favorites, easy to use,  smell fresh & clean
  • (158) Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peel– Skin felt great after using it but it had a strong smell to it

 

June Empties

(159) Yesto grapefruit correct & repair- Nice smell but stings face a little. Not uncomfortable & only lasts a few seconds. My face felt clean afterwards & soft. I prefer the cucumber wipes .

(160) L’AFFAIR Vitamin skin newal mask– It fit well & was easy to move, didn’t fall off, left skin soft , smooth, hydrated, & healthy looking. It did have a lot of essence on it which made it a little hard to open at first.

(161) Pure Good skin food- only 7 ingredients like apricot oil, aloe vera juice, grapeseed oil, safflower oil. At first I wasn’t sure about it because it does make your face look very oily.  I only used it at night before bed. When I woke up my skin was so hydrated, soft, & supple. I used it every day and I had no break outs.

(162-163) Hair Food Moisture Shampoo & conditioner infused with honey apricot fragrance- My hair felt really soft & smelled great

(164-165) Udderly Smooth body cream– My friend turned me onto this like 15 years ago. I love it. Keeps skin smooth, soft, moisturized. Didn’t leave skin greasy, absorbs nicely.

(166) Chapstick hydration lock moisture & renew– Yes I finished one without losing it. Kept lip smooth & soft. Don’t think Ill get a duo one again but it did its job.

(167) Nugg hydrating face mask- Keeps skin so soft & hydrated . Nice pleasant smell

(168) Avalon Organics Cleansing Milk– I didn’t care for the formula but skin felt clean and nice after using it

(169) Garnier Skinactive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer- smelled nice, absorbed nicely but still left skin looking greasy/shiny. Left skin hydrated

(170-171) Suave Rosemary & Mint shampoo & conditioner – Left hair soft, nice,healthy. Love the scent my hair & scalp were happy

(172) Not Your Mother’s Beach babe texturizing spray– Not sure if it really gave my hair the texture I wanted but it smelled fantastic. Like a a tropical island because of the coconut smell. I would just get it to spray in my hair for that.

(173) Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters facial cleanser– cleaned face great without leaving it feel dry or tight. Foamed up nicely

(174) Manicure & Spa hand creme– I used this at night before bed because it left hands greasy. Not a fan but my hands were soft & moisturized in the morning.

(175) Victoria’s Secret Hydrating Body lotion coconut milk- LOVED the coconut scent & kept body soft, smooth, hydrated

(176-177) Babyganics lotion- My skin was soft & the chamomile scent was relaxing

(178) *Garnier Skinactive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer smelled nice, absorbed nicely but still left skin looking greasy/shiny. Left skin hydrated

 

Inside my #SproutVoxBox

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Woohoo another great box from Influenster filled with a variety of 5 products.

 

Curate Bar

Curate Bar

This company take wholesome ingredients and combines them in unexpected ways to make a delicious snack.

First I tried the Curate Bar , they sent me a Dark & Tempting Balsamic Fig & Hazelnut

I haven’t heard of this brand before so was intrigued, especially by the flavors & ingredients. The one thing I like is you can make out the ingredient in the bar.  There is figs, balsamic vinegar, orange, hazelnuts, quinoa, & sunflower kernels. The bar had a nice texture mix between chewy & a nice crunch from the nuts. It had just the right of richness & sweetness. Perfect for a snack any time of the day. Plus its a snack you can feel good about eating. These bars are non-GMO , gluten-free and never contain artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors.  I recently spotted them at Target for $5.99.  Next on my list to try is the Irresistible Dark chocolate with strawberries & pistachios  & Sweet & Tart Berry Bliss but all the flavors look great.

  • Indulgent Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut
  • Salted Decadence Dark Chocolate & Almonds
  • Harmonious Blend Marcona Almond & Apricot
  • Sweet & Tart Berry Bliss
  • Dark & Tempting Balsamic Fig & Hazelnut
  • IrresistibleDark Chocolate Strawberries & Pistachios

 

Hair Food Moisture Collection

 

The moisture collection is designed to soothe dry hair by adding just the right amount of hydration & shine. It has honey essences to provide luxurious moisture & nourishment for healthy hair.  The shampoo is free of silicones, parabens, & mineral oil & the conditioner is free of parabens & mineral oil.  As you can see I have a lot of hair. It wavy texture & thick so it is a little hard to see how this product will really work with just a sample. I did enjoy how it left my hair. The formula smelled great & was light weight.  When I put the shampoo in my hair and was washing my hair , it felt really smooth. Once my hair was dried my hair was still really soft, smelled lovely, and had a nice healthy shine.

 

Eatsmart Snacks

Eatsmart Snacks

These Spicy black bean tortilla chips will add some bold flavor to your snack time. These are made with 3 beans ( navy, pinto, & black beans) so they have a little more fiber. They also have whole yellow corn so the chips have still have that nice crunch to them. There are about 15 ingredients in these chips all which you can read like whole yellow corn, sunflower oil, jalapeno pepper, navy bean grits, tomato powder, onion powder, ect.

I don’t really care for spicy stuff but have been adventuring out. These weren’t spicy but they do have a nice kick to them. I like having a mashed avocado with them it helps balance it out but they are also good alone.  The chips have 14 grams of whole grains, gluten-free, & made with non-gmo ingredients. These are chips you can feel good about eating & make snack time a little more exciting. I’m officially a fan. Want to try their garlic & hummus chips next.

Orgain Organic Protein Powder

Orgain Organic Protein Powder

This is a plant based protein powder which is USDA Organic, gluten-free, soy free, & non-gmo. When I opened up the packet it smelled delicious, like vanilla cake. I ended up making a smoothie with it. Almond milk, banana, a few frozen strawberries.  While I drank my smoothie it had no weird taste or after taste. It also blended well, no gritty texture. I could taste the vanilla and the smoothie left me satisfied & full.

 

Ecos

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This formula is hypoallergenic made with high-quality ingredients at a low price. Its gentle, plant derived ingredients, & has a built-in fabric softner. It is effective at protecting colors & fabrics. They don’t test on animals, its pH balanced & kind on the skin. Free of formaldehyde & dyes. I sometimes have a sensitivity to certain laundry detergents so was curious to see how this would work. You know when you see commercials or photos and they are hanging clothes in a field and the breeze is going. Thats what the magnolia & lily scent reminded me of. It was light & pleasant. I ended up hand washing a few items. They seemed clean & smelled nice.

 

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Fun in the Sun with Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration

The sun is shining , the weather is hot & I’m heading to the beach! Besides a bikini sun protection is on top of my list. Who wants to get burnt and the risks of premature aging or cancer. Sunscreen is essential!!

When I was 14, I moved to FL. Being a teenager excited to be in the Sunshine state , I wanted my pale New England skin to be tan . I didn’t put any sunscreen on. Not only did I get burned badly but got sun poisoning. It hurt so bad to wear a shirt & felt horrible, wind even hurt my skin. Ever since then I make sure to apply sunscreen. Remember sun rays are out even during gloomy days.

I’ve been using Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion sunscreen with SPF 30 to keep me protected from UVA/UVB rays.

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  • UVA rays: These rays penetrate deep into the thickest layer of skin, the dermis. When your skin isn’t protected exposure can lead to premature skin aging & wrinkling.
  • UVB rays:  This burns the skin & play a key role in skin cancer.

Remember to apply 15 minutes before you leave the house into the sun so it has time to absorb into the skin.

You need to reapply every 80 minutes of swimming or sweating.  ( or reapply every 1.5 hours to 2 hours otherwise)

You should limit the sun 10am- 2pm that is when rays are the strongest.

Hawaiian Tropic Fun

I was impressed with this sunscreen. Like all Hawaiian Tropic products, it smells great. It doesn’t have that sunscreen scent . It has papaya, mango, and other fruit extracts.

It felt lovely on my skin. It didn’t make my skin feel sticky, dry, greasy, or tight.  It was light, breathable , & weightless which left my skin really soft.

Hawaiian Tropic Lotion

This sunscreen has jumped to the top of my list because of how it doesn’t smell or feel like a sunscreen. It’s more of a lotion for the sun. The only thing I did notice is that it left marks on my white towel. The sunscreen has these orange ribbons throughout the sunscreen. I will have to pay attention next time I head to the beach and see if it was this sunscreen. So just be careful with white & light colored stuff.

Overall I am very happy & will purchase this in the future, which should be soon because I used half the bottle already.

 

  • I received this product for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

May Freebies, Deals & Prizes

Last month was my birthday and that means birthday rewards & perks!BirthdayRewards

  • $10 reward from Victoria’s Secret
  • Marc Jacobs samples from Sephora . The lipstick is so pretty
  • Free drink from Starbucks
  • Free burger from Red Robin
  • SexyHair spray & play from Ulta
  • Water bottle from Sports Authority ( received $10) paid $2.xx
  • Charming Charlie $5 , The leaf necklace was $3.99 & the sun was $8

 

MayDeals

  • Victoria’s Secret bra- I used my $10 Happy birthday reward, $10 gift card & a secret rewards card. I then paid $6.xx ( with money I earned from surveys)
  • Fekkai products. I LOVE their dry shampoo but the nozzle was not unclogging no matter what I tried. I emailed them and asked if there was a certain way to clean it. They sent a replacement + some extra!
  • Bath & Body Works Spray. I posted one in my deals post for the week but was able to get 2 more coupons from other people. I spend $1.80 for one with a hand sanitizer & then $1.06 for the other because I bought a santizer holder for your purse. The offer was from quikly, check them out because they have it for many brands.
  • Poshly sent me 2 Aveeno samples, I’ve been wanting to try the ageless one

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  • I won 25 coupons from Nestle company! Everyting from cookies to water . I picked up nestea and got my friend the coffeemate.
  • Chex mix + coupon & 3 Yoplait coupons from Pillsbury
  • Skittles free product coupon from twitter giveaway
  • Flipz coupons from emailing
  • L’oreal skincare samples
  • Family Dollar coupons , even a free dove deodorant.I sent them to my mom

 

PRIZES

Prize

  • Nugg Beauty UK Treat Box from instagram
  • Pure Silk Shaving Cream win from twitter
  • Remington Ready prize pack for being a semi-finalist in their #WhyKnot contest
  • Kind Breakfast cars + tshirt from twitter party
  • Won 100 When mask sheet masks
  • Aimee Kestenberg metallic camilla satchel from SheSpeaksUp contest

CVS Deal

CVS

Garnier Fructis  Spend $8 get $3 ECB

*Used: $3/2 MFC , $1 MFC, $2 CVS coupon =  $3

Physcian’s Formula $12.99 get back $8 ECB when you spend $12

( there is a $2 app coupon it didn’t come off but I emailed and they sent it to me)

Revlon b1g1 50% off  4 = $9.86 ( Used 4x $3 MFC) = $2.14 in overage

2 x $3/$15 cosmetics

20% off, $5 ECB, $2 ECB

I paid nothing & got back $11 ECB

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Chipotle – Used Bogo coupon – paid $8.xx

I mentioned before my iphone took a splash in the ocean. I bought one on Amazon 🙂

•Free crackers or cookies from Back to Nature/ Target

• Braggs Seasonings x 3 samples

• Free Organic Balance Milk coupon

•Urban Decay perversion sample

• 2x free m&ms coupon

•Pacific foods free product coupon

• Justin’s Free snack pack coupon

•Derma e $3 coupon & sun screen sample

• Dove men’s & axe sample + $2 coupon

• Apricot power chocolate brownie mix

• cute poise bag + samples

• Allegra sample from target +coupon

• lifetime move blanket from splashscore

• Buddha teas turmeric ginger tea

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Samplesoource box filled with goodies

Headphones  I was sent to review ( great sound quality) Get them on amazon

30 in 30 chocolate cake protein shakes I was sent to review ( wasn’t a fan)

 

 

Picked up more free gummies ( Stop & Shop/ Walgreens)

All the Revlon from the past 2 weeks. I made around $20 buying them!

 

What goodies have you been getting in the mail or deals you’ve done this week?