Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics Photo and Review

Free from InfluensterI received the Sun-Kissed VoxBox from Influenster a couple of weeks ago. I will be reviewing the products one by one. Today I will be showing you the Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics. Goody Ouchless is the #1 elastic brand in America.

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I have very long hair as do both of my daughters. We live in the desert so we have our hair up most of the time. We have tons of different styles of hair bands so we are a pretty good judge of them. These hairbands worked fine on our hair. They went on smoothly without tugging or pulling at our hair. We all three have straight hair though. I suspect they may not be as easy for someone with thick or curly hair. I like the variety of colors but the knot on the bottom sort of bugs me for some reason. It sticks out a little. My daughters like them so they have been using them.

I received these free of charge from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream Photo and Review

Free from InfluensterI received the Sun-Kissed VoxBox from Influenster last week. I will be reviewing the products one by one. Today I will be showing you Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream. I have about 10 BB creams ranging from the traditional Asian BB Cream to the more Americanized version.

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The product claims to have 6 skin perfecting benefits:

  1. Refreshes
  2. Brightens
  3. Evens Tone
  4. Hydrates
  5. Smoothes
  6. Protects

Here is a picture of the comments on the box:

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Swatches:

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The bottom swatch it how it looks when it comes out of the tube. The top part of the picture is what it looks like after you rub it in. As you can see it has very light coverage and it does add a bit of “glow”. I would go so far as to say that it has less coverage than my regular tinted moisturizer. If you need heavy coverage for breakouts and such, this is not the cream for you. If you like a nice summer product for wearing that won’t get messy and gloopy then this is perfect for you. It would be great for day trips like the beach, a picnic, or outdoor sports. It has a nice scent to it and it goes on very smoothly. It also has a light SPF which is nice so you can skip the sunscreen step of your daily routine. It does have really nice moisturizing effects as well.

If you are interested in purchasing these you can get them from Amazon or directly from Olay. (not referral links)

I received these free of charge from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Dr. Scholl’s For Her High Heel Insole Photo and Review

 

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I received the Sun-Kissed VoxBox from Influenster last week. I will be reviewing the products one by one. Today I will be showing you Dr Scholl’s For Her High Heel Insoles. I have tried a few types of insoles. Most of the time they are good for work shoes or in anything you walk a lot in but no one sees the inside. Most insoles are bulky and you don’t really want people to know you are wearing them.

As you can see from the pictures, these are quite slender and more petite than I even expected. They don’t go all the way down to your toes so they don’t poke out at the end, which I really like. They are reinforced down near the ball of your foot which is great since that is where our weight hits the hardest.

ShoesI used them in my strappy wedges. As you can see you can place them how you wish. The bottom isn’t super sticky so it won’t leave your pretty shoes all filmy and sticky. All in all they were pretty good. They made my feet more comfortable while walking in these, especially on the front ball. They are a great option for ladies out there who need a little relief for their feet but don’t want to sacrifice style.

 

I received these free of charge from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Ivory 2 in 1 Hair and Body Wash

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I received the Ivory 2 in 1 Hair and Body Wash from Influenster to try. I tried it first. It smelled nice and felt smooth. It was a nice body wash but didn’t work well for me for my hair. My hair is very long and needs more conditioner. Then I passed it on to my son who loves it. It gets his hair nice and even managed to clean the teenage smell off of him. Haha. So while it didn’t end up being my perfect product, it definitely worked for some of my kids. We have even purchased more since then. Thanks to Influenster for this product!

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Want to learn more about this product. Watch this video or visit their Facebook page.

This product was sent to me for review. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Review: Hiding in Sunshine

I am a member of Influenster and they sent out a book for us to read. It is called Hiding in Sunshine by John and Caitlyn Stuart. They are a father and daughter writing team.

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This book starts out a bit slow. If you keep reading for a few chapters you will get completely caught up in it. It is a technical thriller with twists and turns unexpectedly sneaking up at odd times. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and will be looking forward to more from this dynamic writing duo.

If you are interested in purchasing this book, you can buy it one Amazon. It is available in hardback, paperback or Kindle Edition.

This book was sent to me for free from Influenster. View my disclaimer.

Influenster Holiday Voxbox 2012

I received a lovely holiday voxbox from Influenster and here are the goodies I received in it:

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KISS Nail Dress in a gemmed leopard print. These are so fun. They are quick to get on and off and work great for last minute manicures. My daughters love using them too!

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Quaker Real Medleys Peach Almond Oatmeal is a single serving oatmeal with peaches and almonds in it. You just put a little water in it, stick it in the microwave for 45 seconds and it’s ready. It has a sweet, subtle peach taste to it. The almonds add a nice crunch. Peach isn’t my favorite flavor but based on eating this, I would definitely try other flavors.

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Goody’s Quikstyle Paddle Brush looks sort of odd with all of those blue things sticking out amongst the bristles but it is an interesting idea. They squeeze against your wet hair to help soak up the water and dry faster. My hair gets tangled so easily and this brush slides right through it. I was pretty impressed with this honestly.

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Montagne Jeunesse Fruit Smoothie Deep Pore Cleansing Masks is one of those fun single use masks. I have bought these previously and have a great time using them. This one in particular is quite fruity smelling. It makes your skin feel super soft afterward.

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NYC Liquid Lipshine is a nice smooth lip gloss. It isn’t super sticky and it has medium coverage. Mine came in NYC 582 which is a light warm brown, almost bordering on a nude. It has a wonderful butterscotch or caramel scent. I would definitely repurchase this in another color.

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Eboost Natural Energy is a dietary supplement and immune booster. It doesn’t say how much water to mix with this so I guessed about 6 ounces. Wrong. It was unbelievably strong. I ended up melting it into about 16 ounces of water. It has a fake pink lemonade taste to it with a very bitter aftertaste. This may be good for you but I can’t see myself purchasing it simply because I really disliked the taste. I let my kids taste it and they all loved it. I guess it depends on the sensitivity of your palette.

All in all I was really please that I got this box. Thank you Influenster!
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Dino Lingo

I was just introduced to this set of learning tools called Dino Lingo from Influenster. It is a set of learning discs you use on the computer aimed at children to help them learn foreign languages. It is widely known that children learn much faster at younger ages. So this is a great opportunity to teach them another language. They have 30 languages to choose as well. The videos are bright and colorful with cute music to encourage them to pay attention. We watched the German one because I already know a little German and I wanted to see how accurate it was. Here is an example of one:

I just thought they were really cute. They seem so simple. My daughter came out and was watching the samples because she heard the music. I know where I live being bi-lingual is a great asset when you are looking for a job. If you are interested in checking them out you can visit Dino Lingo. This is not a referral link, just wanted to share it. Hope you all have a great day 😀

Palmolive Fresh Infusions Dish Soap

I am a member of Influenster. We fill out surveys, try new products and other fun things. I received the Dish Soap Vox Box from them. Honestly I was thinking it would be a boring Vox Box, you know a few tiny samples and stuff. I was pleasantly surprised by what I received:

I got these three full size Palmolive Fresh Infusions Dish Soap. They are really nice looking bottles with pretty clean pictures on them.

  • Ginger White Tea: This has sort of an muted sweet scent to it. At first I didn’t care much for the scent when I sniffed it out of the bottle, but once I used it I really liked it the best.
  • Lemon Thyme: This is not a typical lemony dish soap smell. It is fresher somehow. It has a bit of an herbaceous scent.
  • Lime Basil: This has a strong clean lime scent. I can smell the basil in the background but the lime is the strongest.

After using them for the weekend I can say I would definitely purchase them again. They have a nicely concentrated formula. It is not watery at all. I have also used them for quite a few other things like degreasing the stove and oven, cleaning counters, cleaning the microwave. I have a mild bleach allergy so finding stuff that cleans well without harsh chemicals is always great, especially around food. I would definitely recommend this product. It’s effective, inexpensive, looks attractive and smells delicious!

 

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