Curel Hydra Therapy Moisturizer review

I recently tried Curel Hydra Therapy wet skin moisturizer.


So whats the deal?

After showering or bathing you apply this Curel Hydra Therapy to your wet skin. No need to rinse off or wait for it to dry after applying it. Just towel dry as normal and then get dressed.

Why do you put it on wet skin?

After showering your pores are open, providing an easy pathway for moisture into you skin. The Advanced Ceramide Complex penetrates deeply into your skin’s surface bring moisture to the source of dryness. It absorbs immediately.

Why Ceramides?

These are naturally present in healthy skin. They are vital building blocks to maintaining skin’s moisture barrier. When lost, skin becomes damaged & dry. Curel ceramide complex penetrates & replenishes skin’s ceramide levels and repairs the moisture barrier.

Curel Hydra Therapy

My thoughts

I put the bottle in the shower so I wouldn’t forget.  I usually put lotion on my skin when I get out of the shower so I am used to this step. Except this time I am wet while I apply. Once I turned off the water , I added some lotion to my hands and started from my legs and worked my way up. A little product goes a long way and I was surprised. When I was done I dried off and got dressed. My skin didn’t feel tacky, sticky, or greasy. My skin was left smooth, touchable, hydrated, and soft.  I liked the results but I don’t know if I really care for the process. I am always cold so when I get out of the shower I’m like ‘Where is my towel?’ I usually light towel dry off and then add my lotion. Since Cureal hydra therapy you have to be wet for it to ‘activate’ I don’t really care for that part. For me I don’t think its something I would work into my normal routine, even though I liked how it left my skin.


Have you heard or tried Curel Hydra Therapy yet?


  • I received this product from Curel & Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.



Hill’s Science Healthy Cuisine cat food Review

My cats are always excited when they get something in the mail.

One they get a box to play in for a bit and then the actual product they get to play with or eat. This time around they got Hill’s Science Healthy Cuisine wet food.


I brought Gizmo & D-O-G together and told them the flavors of wet cat food that Crowdtap & Hill’s sent them to try.

  • Seared Tuna & Carrot Medley
  • Roasted Chicken & Rice Medley
  • Poached Salmon & Spinach Medley

Gizmo licked his lips & D-O-G listened carefully.


Healthy cuisines combines delicious flavors in a mouthwatering sauce. They have a perfect balance of taste & nutrition. There is no artificial flavors or preservatives & a great source of protein. They have good chunks & morsels and then mixed in a sauce. Its perfect for my my cats because they love sauce and prefer chunks/ morsels that they can chew.

When you read the ingredient list you can see why your cat will love this food. Real ingredients like : Chicken broth, tuna, pork liver, carrots, chicken, spinach, rice. Nope I’m not listing a recipe for me.

You can even see ,it looks kind tasty. If I put that over rice and said it was a stew … you probably would think it was.

Chowing On Hill's Healthy Cuisine

Gizmo & D-O-G loved all the flavors. They licked their bowls clean & took a nap.

They both give 2 paws up 🙂


I received this product complimentary from Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.



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.


  • 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.




Pamper your skin with Aveeno #AveenoAdvocate

Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra- Calming makeup removing wipes


Retail around $5.99

Gently soothes & cleanses, removing makeup & dirt. It contains the ingredients feverfew, which is related to Chamomile. Great for sensitive skin & helps rebalance your skin.

*Feverfew extract has anti-irritant benefits and has been shown in preclinical testing to effectively deliver a broad range of antioxidant and calming benefits compared to over 2,000 other natural ingredients.


I have used these in the past but not in a while. I forgot how soft and smooth they leave you skin. My skin felt moisturized and not dry like some makeup wipes. They are gentle and are great at cleaning your face & taking off your makeup. They have a  nice thickness to them & the scent is pleasant.


Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-calming nourishing night cream


Retail around $14.99

I was excited to try this night cream since I’m a fan of their daily moisturizer. The nourishing cream is fragrance free which is something I look for , especially in products I use before going to bed. It helps replenish the skin’s protective barrier overnight. It has oat flour & feverfew extract to help reduce irritation. It has a nice consistency, absorbs nicely, leaving skin smooth & soft. I woke up in the morning and my face was supple, looked healthy & radiant. I really enjoyed using this , though I am not a fan of the jar packaging.


Both products are oil-free, noncomedogenic, dermatologist tested

Good for daily use

Good for people with sensitive skin


I received this product complimentary from Aveeno & Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Keep produce fresh with Rubbermaid fresh works

Everyone is eating or at least trying to eat healthier more these days. I don’t know about you but one thing that is a pain is when I go to grab produce in the fridge and its all wet, soggy, moldy, or soft. The worst, for me is grabbing spinach and it being all slimy. YUCK! Being single, it sometimes can be hard to get through some produce fast enough before it starts to go bad.

Did you know: 

  • Americans waste 23 billion pounds of fresh produce each year because it spoils before we can eat it.
  • Americans throw away  $24 billion worth of produce  each year.


Two things that I eat a lot of and that tends to go bad quick is spinach & strawberries ( or any berries). I was happy when I was sent the NEW Rubbermaid fresh works produce saver in the medium size to try out.

Rubbermaid has 3 sizes ( shown below)



I  bought strawberries a day or two before I received my new container, it was perfect timing.

How it works



It keeps produce fresher up to 80% longer than using traditional / store packaging.

At the top there is a FreshVent Lid that contains a membrane that naturally regulates  the flow of oxygen & carbon dioxide to create an optimal environment to keep your produce fresh. The membrane never needs to be replaced or removed.

At the bottom , there is a CrispTray that elevates the produce away from moisture & promotes airflow to help prevent spoilage.

Condensation inside, means its working.

Don’t wash or cut up product before placing in in the container.

All components are dishwasher safe

BPA-free & made with non-toxic plactic


Rubbermaid Strawberries Time


Here are my strawberries ( remember I did have them 1-2 days prior) day 1 in the Rubbermaid Fresh Works container and on day 13. Almost 2 weeks is when they started to show signs of going bad.

I’m pretty happy with this container,it did a great job. I’m going to spinach or lettuce next and see how it does with that.

Have you seen this product yet?  What produce do you want to keep fresher longer?


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


Take the Clearly Bright Challenge with Garnier

Garnier Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF15 can noticeably improve the tone and texture of your skin in just one week! You’ll see brighter, smoother skin giving you the confidence to take on whatever comes your way.

Made with an Antioxidant Complex of Vitamin C & E, Pine Bark Essence, and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA), this formula helps dull skin become more radiant.


I would say my skin is combination between normal & oily ( mostly in T zone). I am always up to trying new beauty products especially moisturizers.

When I entered my 20’s I realized that moisturizer is a must have in your beauty routine.It helps skin look its best & also make up will look better when you apply.

I like that this moisturizer has SPF 15 in it, some SPF is better than no SPF.

Next is the scent. One thing I like about Garnier products is their products all have a pleasant scent without being overpowering.

The formula is light weight, absorbs quickly, smoothly goes on, & doesn’t leave skin sticky. My makeup went on top with no issues or piling. My skin felt smooth & soft.

I do notice my skin does look a little shiny. I don’t know if it because of something in it to make skin look brighter or if its just making my skin greasy looking. Once I put make up on though it goes away.

I’ve only been using this during the day and have’t really noticed too much of a change. . As of right now this moisturizer is ok.. I don’t love it but don’t hate it wither. I will still use it to see if I do see any changes.

You can print out a $2 coupon on their website  & you can try the challenge as well

I received this product complimentary from Crowdtap for review purposes & being part of the Garnier Crowd. 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.