Thursday, October 13, 2016

Simple Brand Face Cleaning Product demos!

I received both Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes and Simple Micellar Cleansing Water courtesy of Influenster to try and review. Though I received these samples complimentary for testing purposes, all opinions are my own.

I had my makeup done today for a photo shoot, so it's really caked on there. I removed my false lashes prior to trying the face cleanser.

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

 I cleaned the right side of my face with the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water. I used about half of the sample on 4 cotton pads. I have to admit, for as much makeup I had on my face, it did a really good job cleaning most of it off. It still left behind some eyeliner and mascara. I'm not sure if that is because I didn't wipe my eyes enough or the eyeliner and mascara were just hard to remove. It has no fragrance, and didn't make my skin tingle or anything (not that it's supposed to). I'm sure it will do a great job when I have on a normal amount of makeup. It left my skin feeling clean and didn't feel like there was something left behind; like an oil or lotion like other cleansing wipes to (different brand).
5/5, I recommend this product.
First pad

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

I cleaned the left side of my face with Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes. They have a slight witch hazel fragrance, but it's not strong or overpowering. I prefer cleansing wipes because I'm lazy and they are simple to use. I only had to use one wipe to remove the makeup. I would have to use two to take off all the makeup I had on, but I only did half my face. Needless to say, I was impressed with how much it removed with just 1 wipe. Like the Cleansing Water, I'm sure 1 wipe would be more than enough to clean off a normal amount of makeup. The wipe removed my eyeliner and mascara a bit better than the Cleansing Water, but I feel that is because I was able to get closer and rub better than with a cotton pad. It's also possible I didn't use enough Cleansing Water to clean my eyes. The wipe also cleaned off a bit more makeup from the right side of my face what I didn't clean from the Cleansing Water. Again, I'm sure if I used more of the product, it would have cleaned better. These wipes left my skin feeling clean and didn't leave behind a residue feeling like other wipes (different brand). The wipe did struggle a little bit removing eyelash glue.
5/5, I recommend this product.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

TRESemmé Expert Selection Steps: 1 & 2

I have been trying TRESemmé Expert Selection Steps: 1 & 2 #ReverseYourRoutine courtesy of Influenster and TRESemmé for a couple weeks now. I have to admit, I thought it was weird to condition my hair first. It leaves my hair soft and shiny, but I don't like the scent of the shampoo. It smells like mildew to me. I feel it leaves my hair flat and has no body. I have very fine hair to begin with, so having something either weigh down my hair or leave it body-less is a bummer for me. I will continue to use the testers I received, and compare them to other shampoo and conditioner.

I received this product free for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Revitalift Volume Filler System

I have used the Revitalift system every day for a few weeks now. It makes my skin feel soft and smooth. It has a light perfume fragrance to it which can be nice, but can be a bit intense if you are sensitive to perfumes (my mom couldn't use the system and had to wash it off after a few minutes because of the fragrance, though I find it pleasant). I did not notice a decrease in wrinkles, acne, or dark circles. It's a nice moisturizer though. I have very oily skin, but this did not cause me to become more oily. It's very light feeling and doesn't make me feel like I've caked on product. I would prefer this product to come in a squeeze container instead of a pot - personal preference. I received the Revitalift system for free to sample and try, though all opinions are my own.



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blossom VoxBox

I got the Blossom VoxBox courtesy of Influenster that includes:
  • 2 bags of Beanitos
  • Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
  • Hair Food Shampoo
  • Pasta Zero Shirataki Spaghetti
  • Australian Gold 30spf
  • 2 Bags Bear Naked granola
  • NYC Eyeshadow Stick

I wore the Australian Gold when I went to the local ocean water park. I applied it once in the morning, and again halfway through the day to my shoulders. I had a slight sunburn on my shoulders but it could have been a lot worse. The directions say to apply throughout the day, so my sunburn was my fault. Anyway, it smells like an orange creamsicle and I love it.

The Hair Food shampoo smells great and leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy. To start, I noticed that the shampoo was thicker than other shampoos. It lathers great and has a nice strawberry-spice smell, but not overpowering at all. I don't typically like strawberry scents because they smell sickly sweet and fake, but the strawberry scent in the shampoo is soft and realistic. It leaves my hair clean and less frizzy. I used the shampoo with Suave conditioner at the time, but I plan on purchasing Hair Food conditioner to go along with the shampoo (I like to use matching products, personal preference). I've only used the shampoo twice so far, but I really like it and plan to buy it and use it again once I've finished this bottle. I just wish it wasn't so pricey.

The Bear Naked granola snacks were delicious. The curry flavor was a bit too spicey for my taste, but it was still good. Same with the Beanitos chips. Who knew you could make chips out of beans?

The NYC Eyeshadow stick is awesome, and unlike any other eyeshadow stick I've used. It goes on creamy but turns powdery fairly quickly. I was able to blend other eyeshadow in with it for a beautiful smokey look.

Pasta Zero is an awesome idea! It was a little weird getting a bag of spaghetti in water, but it was really good. I can't wait until they come out with more pasta options.

The Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is actually quite awesome. It blends evenly and doesn't leave me looking orange. I can also layer it for a darker look.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Temptations Snacky Mouse Review

I received the Temptations Snacky Mouse with Temptations treats courtesy of @Influenster to test and review.

I put some treats in the mouse, and it didn't take long for my cats to figure out how it worked. They swat it around to get the treats out of it. They finally have to work for  their treats instead of looking at me and meowing.

I love this thing! It's funny watching my kitties nudge it with their nose and figuring out how to get the treats. Plus, they love the taste of the Chicken treats. I have 4 cats, so I think I need to get 3 more so they can all play at the same time :3

I highly recommend getting this treat toy for your kitties.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Clear Proof Challenge Day 6

Today would have been Clear Proof challenge day 6. I've been testing all steps of the Clear Proof system on my arms and this morning, I can see reactions. Both arms have itchy, red bumps, similar to a light rash. The rash is all over the testing area, not just the acne cream spots.

My conclusion:

It takes a few days to develop sensitivity to the system. I'm not going to continue testing to pin point the exact product. I haven't used the system on my face since day 3, when I first had the bad, allergic reaction. My face swelling is finally gone, the redness in  my cheeks is almost gone, and now I have red bumps on my arms. I think I've tested this system more than enough.

I hope that this system works for other people who are not allergic to it. Unfortunately, for the safety of my health, I cannot complete the 30 day challenge.

Side note:

The products I normally use on a regular basis have salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide as ingredients. I've never had a reaction to any acne cream, soap, toner, moisturizer, or cosmetic before. The Clear Proof system is the first time I've ever had a reaction. I've used Mary Kay cosmetics in the past as well with no reactions (eye shadow, lip stick, facial powder).

Final test day - small, reddish bumps/rash - left arm, no Garnier

Final test day - small, reddish bumps/rash - right arm, Garnier used
I want to thank Influenster and Mary Kay for the complimentary Clear Proof system they gave me to try, and I am sad I wasn't able to safely test the product for the full duration requested. I hope they still consider me for testing other products in the future.

Before | After

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Clear Proof Challenge Day 4 Continued

1:52pm - I just washed my right forearm with the Clear Proof cleanser. After dabbing it dry, I applied the toner, followed by 2 separate spots for the acne cream. I will repeat these steps tonight before bed time. So far, no reactions on either arm.