Monday, December 3, 2012

Burt's Bees® Intense Hydration Face Care

One of my BzzKits

A message from our friends at Burt's Bees®:

Very simply put, we believe everything we do should be good for you, good for us, and good for all. And it's how we make tough choices every day. And we call it The Greater Good.
Good for you — Natural products that nourish your skin, body and well-being
Good for us — Company practices that create a thriving, sustainable business
Good for all — Being pioneers of sensible practices that benefit the world and being good neighbors too
To some that's a business model, but for the folks at Burt's Bees, it's a life's work, impacting everything they do. Here are some examples:
  • Natural Ingredients – Burt's Bees uses the best natural ingredients on earth and processes them in the simplest way possible. Every package clearly states the percentage of natural ingredients so you know what you're putting on your skin and lips.
  • Zero Waste to Landfill – All three of the Burt's Bees North Carolina facilities achieved zero waste to landfill in 2010 by reducing the volume of waste and finding new recycling and composting outlets. Check out the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report to read more –
  • Responsible Sourcing – Burt's Bees products are carefully crafted using Mother Nature's own beautiful ingredients, so you can feel good about yourself and the world around you. Learn more at
  • Wild for Bees – Bees aren't just in the company name. They're part of Burt's Bees history, culture and future, too. And guess what? Bees are in trouble. Learn what Burt's Bees is doing to help and how you can do your part at
  • No Animal Testing – Burt's Bees isn't just worried about protecting bees. They believe in preserving the rights of all animals, which is why they don't test on them.
  • Innovative Packaging – Burt's Bees is always working to use less or more efficient packaging, innovating to find more sustainable materials and ensuring packaging has an environmentally sensitive end-of-life...and even a second life.

Now that you're ready to love your skin like never before, it's probably time to meet the entire Intense Hydration Face Care line. Check out this helpful section outlining the new skin care regimen:

The Burt's Bees® Intense Hydration Face Care line:
  • Clinically proven to intensely hydrate dry skin
  • Helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Is dermatologist-tested and noncomedogenic
  • Is 99% natural
  • Enhanced with probiotic technology
  • Can be found in mass retailers (like Target or Wal-Mart), drug stores, grocery stores and natural health food stores nationwide
Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser
  • Provides intense hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles*
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and revitalized
  • Removes dirt, oil and makeup
  • Rinses easily without leaving a residue
  • Costs $9.99
Intense Hydration Day Lotion
  • Provides intense hydration for a revitalized appearance
  • Leaves your dry skin feeling soft and supple
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Eye Cream
  • Helps increase skin's ability to retain moisture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a revitalized look*
  • Leaves the delicate skin around your eyes feeling soft and supple
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Night Cream
  • Replenishes moisture while you sleep — wake to skin that feels soft, supple and revitalized
  • Provides intense hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a rich, non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Treatment Mask
  • Clinically proven to provide immediate, intense hydration**
  • Leaves skin looking revitalized
  • Easy to apply — goes on wet and stays wet; wipe off with a tissue or washcloth
  • Costs $17.99
I received the Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser, Intense Hydration Night Cream, and Intense Hydration Treatment Mask.

I have been using these ever since.  I LOVE burt bees.  First of all they are all natural ingredients and are great for my skin.  I always thought they were high priced but after using the products they are worth every penny. 

The Cream Cleanser is not too rough on my skin and has the right balance to keep my skin hydrated and not too oily to cause it to break out.

The night cream is also not greasy and leaves my skin smooth,

At first it is really weird lathering on the Treatment mask but it quickly soaks into the skin and hydrates with out being too oily.

Burts Bee Products have never disappointed and this is one of the great ones.

****I received these as samples to try in exchange for word of mouth advertising.  However, all opinions expressed are my own and in no way influenced by the free products. ******

Sunday, November 18, 2012

NYC New York Color Individual Eyes Color Compact

Another addition from my Beauty Vox Box

I received the one for Brown Eyes

NYC New York Color's all-in-one compact gives you everything you need for a complete eye look: primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows. With four vibrant colors designed for your eye color, you can create a look as individual as you are!

Straight from the city that never sleeps, NYC New York Color offers products with uptown style at down-to-earth prices, from $.99 - $4.99. The energy, style, and color of New York City shines through the wide range of shades, textures and innovative products. NYC always delivers the most on-trend products & shades hot off the runway!

SPOTTED: $4.99 at chain drugstores nationwide

The different colors:
What did I think?

Well.  I liked the primer and foudation that comes in the pack.  It allows the shadow to set and stay longer. Also removes those yucky bags. The color for me could have been more.  I got the brown eyes one and mostly gave a natural look.

Same picture as one for lashes had eye shadow on too.
I like more dramatic shadowm  I would have went with the one for smokey brown eyes.  Mine are hazel and have some green and gold in them and I like more purples in my shadow.  Personal preference.
I would definately use the product again and liked the looks.  The price can't be beat either!

****I received a compact in exchange for word of mouth advertising.  All opinions expressed are my own and the facts from the product site.   ****


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kiss® Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit

More fun stuff from my Beauty Vox Box
I have to admit when I saw these I laughed.  I waited till halloween to try them and was surprisingly impressed.
Made from highest quality human hair. Use with Kiss adhesive for optimal results. Latex free, odor free, waterproof, flexible formula for 24hr hold, easy applicator.
SPOTTED: $4.99 at Walgreens
Ever tried applying eyelashes but became frustrated when they didn’t position correctly? Only to remove them and start over? Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit provides everything you need for amazing lashes instantly! Each kit includes 1 pair of Eyelashes, 1 3g Adhesive,and 1 PRO Lash Applicator. The new PRO Lash Applicator allows for a flawless application every time! Kiss lashes come in a variety of styles that are perfect for everything from day wear to a formal evening event.

To Use: Simply apply glue to the lash band and let set for 30-60 seconds for adhesive to become slightly clear and tacky. Using the PRO Lash Applicator, apply lashes along the natural lash line. Hold, allowing adhesive to dry completely. Do the same to the second eyelash. Both lashes have a perfect fit!
Look at all the different thicknesses.
And wouldn't these be cool for a party?
I saw these and laughed and laughed.  Who wears fake lashes?
Well it was almost halloween so I thought that would be a good time to look like a fool.
I got dressed in black.  Put on my cat costume and the lashes. 
Putting them on were easier than I thought.  Put a little glue around edge.  Let sit to get  a little tacky then line up with edge of eye.  Now I will not lie this was tricky. One they stuck they stuck.  They did not look lopsided but may have been.  Be carefull puting them on.
I was surpised how good and natural they looked.
These pictures were taken after running around the neighborhood wit hte kiddos begging for candy, my makeup is coming off and the lighing is horid but to get the idea of the lashes I will post.
Both Lashes
One on and one off

These were really easy to peel off and you can use them again and again
Now would I use them again?  I can see me putting them on for going out.
Would I buy more?  Probably not. 
They were fun and they do look good but I am just not that into them.  Depends on the girl ;)
***the Kiss Pro Lash Starter Kits was sent to me as a product sample to try.  All opinions herein are truthfull and my own.  ****

Goody Hair Spirals

I received my Beauty VoxBox From Influenster - Whoo hooo for free samples
Anyway, one of the first things I tried were the Goody Simple Styles Sping Pin
The Goody brand is the most widely-recognized manufacturer of hair accessories and styling tools in the world. Through proprietary brands such as DoubleWear™, QuikStyle™, Simple Styles™, Slide-Proof™ and Ouchless®, Goody has introduced smart innovations like the exclusive Spin Pin and Quik Style Brush. With products inspired by the latest designer trends and innovative solutions, Goody offers an inspiring range of hair accessories and styling tools.
SPOTTED: $7.29 at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreen’s, Kroger

Ok, on to my opinion.  I have short hair.  It barley will pull back.  I sometimes will pull it back with a small clip but the hair will still drop out here and there and I hate the tightness.

I pulled my hair back and added these two Goody Sping Pins.  They are very sturdy and made of metal.  Yay!  Plastic I seem to break .. like all my clips.  They twisted into where I wanted and kept my hair in plack, you could hardly see the pins .. no more ugly clips!!!

And it stayed all day with out hurting my head. 

i will definately pick up some more of these.   I did not think they would work as good as they did.  They kept my short hair in place so just think what they could do to long hair! 

No more ugly clips ...  Go out and get your Goody Sin Pins NOW!!  ;)

****   I received a Goody Sping Pin set from Goody and Influenster.  This product sample did not influence this blog in any way.  All opinions are truthful and my own,   ***



Have you seen some of the great programs I have been getting into lately?
Let me tell you about this one....
I have belonged to them for a while now but they just launched a new site.
It has been totally be remade and they have new ways of rating their members

What Is Influenster

Influenster is a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products

So wait, is this about getting free stuff?
Nope. If you’re here to mooch, this isn't the place for you. Nobody, no matter how high his or her Influenster Score, is guaranteed rewards. Even if you are offered a reward, you can always opt out. The real benefit of membership is access to exclusive content, product reviews, and discussion within a community of tastemakers. Perks are just the icing on the proverbial cake.

I get all the goodies but there is work involved.  I try EVERY product, tell everyone I know about the products and even share any products I get and if coupons are involved those get shared too.

I shout my opinions from my Facebook wall, tweet abotu them, tell all my friends, coworks, family and even strangers.

Then I come on here and write a blog about my expierences with the products.

I can't lie I LOVE getting free stuff but I LOVE sharing my opinions with other people too.   There are many things that I have tried over the years that I pass on to friends and family. 

Word of Mouth advertising is the BEST way.  That way you know if someone tried something and a person's opinion is much better than a TV advertisment by actors that act like they liek something or because a package says so.

Thanks for reading me ramble and gush about influenster and get ready for some product reviews from my last Vox Box I received!!

Love getting my Surprise Box every time it shows up on my door step!!

**** I belong to influenster and receive products to try and give word of mouth advertising.  This in no way influences ;) my opinions on this page all opinions are truthful and my own!****

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

UnReal Candy

I am gonn have a taste test to see if these measure up to the real thing!

We've just unjunked America's favorite candy and we think it tastes better without the corn syrup, the artificial ingredients, and the partially hydrogenated oils. Not to mention less sugar. We even added more cacao, real caramel (not corn syrup dyed to look like caramel), more peanuts, protein, and fiber. All this is the product of the UNREAL™ culture. We’re building an eclectic mix of people from different walks and experiences. A Kashi guy. One from Google. An interior decorator. A P&G’er. A guitarist from Glaceau. A guy from Mars. An actual Oompa Loompa. A dog named Lola. You’d never find these people together in any other company in the world. But it works. Why? Because we’re drawn together by a common mission. To challenge what we’ve come to accept in our food and its effect on our health. To change the way junk food is made here in America and around the world.

Here's the Scoop.

These are ok, given the choice for the same price I would get M&M's.  The chocolate was ok but M&M's win.
Same as above, these just have peanuts

Hmmmmm, this one is tough.  I think these are different than snickers but good.  Hubby saidthey were more like a Baby Ruth.  So this is a tie.

I'm sorry, I am definately a Reese's girl.  I think Reese's win hands down.  However, Hubby would take these over Reese's.  He likes the real peanut butter in these.  He also goes for rhe palmer peanut butter cups for that reason over Reese's.  So since he gave it a thumbs up and me thumbs down,  I'll call this one a tie too.
Mine final vertict is if these were available I would wat them.  If I was given a choice I would take the real name brand over the Unreal with natural ingredients.
But they still get a thumbs up because they were not so nasty that I wouldn't buy them again.

*** I received coupons from BzzAgent and Unreal to try these candys.  But all opinions herein are my own and in no influenced by the free chocolate.  ;)  ****

Covergirl and Olay

Mixing two beauty routines into one .. Foundation and moisturizer to tone your face.

Science and beauty
Skincare and foundation. Indulgence and affordability. COVERGIRL and Olay. Isn't it great when your favorite things come together to help you look your best? COVERGIRL and Olay have teamed up again, bringing you COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder, to provide coverage for ageless, radiant looking skin, just in time for the peak of summer.

Give your skin a second chance
COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation is no ordinary make-up. Thanks to COVERGIRL & Olay, it smoothes the appearance of rough surfaces and gives your skin a radiant finish. COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation also contains known skin conditioning ingredients to hydrate your skin and help improve skin tone over time. Neat, huh?

Perfect your look
You can't turn back the clock on aging, but you can reduce the signs. Just one pump of new COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation helps instantly cover discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles. And finishing your look with a soft layer of COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder will help brighten your skin tone.

Share these facts about COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation with friends:
  • One pump instantly covers discolorations, lines and wrinkles while one bottle hydrates to help improve skin tone over time
  • Clinically shown to help reduce the appearance of discolorations over time by hydrating the skin
  • Available at all major retailers, with a suggested retail price of $13.99
  • Online at — visit the site to get shade matched, discover tips and looks, and learn more
And let friends in on the secret to completing the perfect look, using COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder:
  • Gold pearls, yellow iron oxide, and silk mica work together to help provide natural looking skin with an energized appearance and a healthy radiance
  • Instantly helps brighten skin tone while softening the look of imperfections
  • The formula, with a built-in smooth-glide serum, provides a touch of brightness without feeling heavy or cakey
A shade for all women
The COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation shade palette covers skin tones from light to deep, with a balance of cool, neutral and warm undertones in 14 beautiful shades:
  • Ivory
  • Classic Ivory
  • Creamy Natural
  • Buff Beige
  • Nude Beige
  • Medium Beige
  • Natural Beige
  • Warm Beige
  • Creamy Beige
  • Soft Honey
  • Golden Tan
  • Classic Tan
  • Tawny
  • Soft Sable
COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder completes your regimen in 6 complimentary shades:
  • Fair – pair with Ivory or Classic Ivory foundation
  • Fair/Light – pair with Creamy Natural or Buff Beige foundation
  • Light – pair with Nude Beige or Natural Beige foundation
  • Light/Medium – pair with Medium Beige, Warm Beige or Creamy Beige foundation
  • Medium – pair with Soft Honey or Golden Tan foundation
  • Medium/Dark – pair with Classic Tan foundation
Now on to what I thought:

2 in 1 Foundation

1.  It did cover very well.   I little thicker than I an used to with my Elizabeth Arden foundation.  But I do pay 5 x as much for that foundation.

2.  It was nice to have moisturizer in with the foundation, however, my face does not like certain moisturizers.  It will break out very easily with any thing that is not water based.  After 3 days of use my face started to reak out.  Now that is my face, even Este Lauder and Elizabeth Arden makes my face break out if I do not get the water based. 

3.  If I was in a pinch (up north with no department stores in sight) and needed to get foundation I would go this route.  It was much better that Almay that I have tried in the past.

Pressed Power.

1.  Great coverage for shiny skin
2.  Currently in my purse right now.  Love this product.
3.  Great color combinations

My Opinion?

On the buy it list .. Foundation only if I am out of my 'expensive' favorite.

***  I received a full size sample of the foundation and power from Covergirl and BzzAgent to try and Bzzzz about.  These views are my own and in no way influenced by the free samples.   ****

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chevy Volt

General Motors has a thing for employees called the Ambassador Program.
This program allows employees to connect with teh vehicles and become better ambassadors for the vehicles.

When I have one of these vehicles I can give test rides! Just ask!

So far I have had 2 Corvettes, a Camaro, an Escalade and most recently a Volt.

It is so funny how many people are afraid to drive the Corvette.

This weekend I had the Chevrolet Volt to have the experience of driving one and see what the hype is about.

Well First I got this really cool 'Primium" Red Color.  They call it Crystal Red

The Volt comes in 8 colors: Black, White, Red Acouple Blues and a few greys.

When you get in the volt there is sleek styling and I love the council. 

No buttons, all touch sensitive and a touch screen.

It was also more roomy than I thought it would be.

When I got the car it had 11 miles of charge on the battery.  I live a little farther than that so I had about 5 miles on the gas engine.  I did not even realize it switched over.

Makes me wonder about other electric vehicles.  What if you run out on your way home?  Makes you really think about where you are going before you take it out and no big side trips and how you do not get stuck in traffic.

The Cheverolet Volt gets around 35 - 40 miles per charge and 300 + miles on a full tank of gas with the gas engine.

I had the car for the weekend and only used .1 gallons of gas for the 5 miles on the way home.  Otherwise I has it pulged in and charging.  How great is that?

This is what the charger looks like:

It takes 10 hours for a full charge on 110Vs or 4 Hours on 220V

It costs about $1.50 a day to charge.  Way better than $4 a gallon for gas.

The car will tell you when you plug it in exactly when it will be fully charged.

You will find yourself looking at the diplay and watching the batter status.

For all the Geeks like me I'm adding a picture of the battery.

More Technology-

The volt is the first GM car with My Link.

You can add an app to your smart phone and see battery status, Schedule service or be like the girl in the commercial that starts, stops and locks unlocks doors for where ever you are. 

Oh, and there is also a find car option to mark where your car is in the parking lot and GPS helps you find it when forgot where it was.

My favorite thing about this car?

It was sooooo quiet.  Can't tell if it is on or not.  Also it does not shake like cars with engines.

Would I buy this car?  

Hmmm.  It is Around $40K nicely equiped. 

Right now I drive a Chevy Silverado. 

So I get about 16 - 17 MPG if I am lucky. 

I drive about 11 miles to work each way so that means one charge a day or 2 gallons of gas.  $4 x 2 = $8(gas) - $1.5 (Charge)  $6.50 savings / dayx 220 days a year to work =$1430 a year saving on just driving to work. 

BUT ...

My big problem is I have 3 children - mith my hubby 5 people can not fit in this car.  There are 4 bucket seats.

It is a nice car, I may go for it if I hade a smaller family or my children were bigger.

This is a spacious cute car.  That is very tree hugger and fun to drive!

***** I did not recieve anything in exchange for this review.  I just wanted share.  But yes I get my paycheck from General Motors and I take pride in my work so I may be a little biased but all opinions are my own. ****