Monday, December 31, 2012


So Here is my Holiday VoxBox2012. I really enjoyed the contents of this box. For those of you that do not know what Influenster is,here is some info on the program. So first, you head on over to, sign up for the membership. Once you complete your membership, you start to earn badges by answering questions in surveys that you relate to the most. Once you have completed your surveys, your influenster score goes higher.. When you have reached higher levels, simply check your profile and your emails periodically to see if you have qualified to win an influenster voxbox! That's it! Now on to the contents of my Holiday VoxBox First i received this awesome Goody Quickstyle Brush valued at $11.99 It is like a towel and a brush all in one. It is designed to detangle while drying your hair. It absorbs 30% of water with the microfiber bristles. This brush truly is awesome!! Next up, KISS NAIL DRESS! I absolutely love these nails, i buy them all of the time. They can be found in your local walgreens, cvs, riteaid and other stores. You can have salon style nails in minutes without all the fuss and not to mention money. KISS gets an A+++ Valued at $6.99 Next we have Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal. Valued at $1.79 per cup First off i love oatmeal, now you have oatmeal on the go?? How awesome is that?? I love that you can take it with you anywhere and just add water and pop it in the microwave. I also like that i do not have to take any fruit with me to add to it, it's already in there!! This is great to give to your kiddies in the morning or just to eat as a healthy snack! AWESOME!!! Next Up NYC NEWYORK Color Liquid Lipshine valued at $2.49 I Honestly like this lipgloss. I have blogged about this particular color and brand before and i still love it. It is not sticky and the color payoff is absolutely beautiful. the one i have is NUDE and they have several colors from Berries to Fuschias. Next in my Holiday VoxBox was an energy mix called EBOOST valued at $28.00 for a box of 20. I have not tried this energy booster simply for health concerns but i am sure if you like energy drinks you would like to try this. it is an easy to mix powder that comes in 4 different flavors.. Orange, Pink, Lemonade, Acai pomegranate or super berry. Last but not least, i received a coupon for $25 off of my order to SOLE SOCIETY which is a online shoe store for your own personal style. The coupon is also good for you guys too!!

Friday, December 7, 2012


This Palette is the Ultimate Palette. All of the colors are Matte with the exception of VENUS. It is not too much shimmer but more like a soft sheen. I must say the colors blend like butter with minimum fall out depending on the brush you are using. The Only Con i can say about this palette is that is was a little hard for me to open but don't let that deter you from purchasing it. This palette retails for $27.00 which is AWESOME!!!. I love the fact that it fits into my purse and i can take it anywhere. From Left To Right: VENUS, FOXY, WALK OF SHAME, NAKED2, FAINT, CRAVE
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Saturday, November 3, 2012


Hey Guys, so i know i am little late with this post but i had to let you guys know all about Influenster's brand new Revamped site!! First off, for those that don't know what Influenster is.. it is a company that allows you test out products for free... YES FREE!! All in exchange for your opinions and reviews via Youtube, Blog, Pinterest, and other Social media outlets. How you achieve this is, you simply become a member on the website and unlock as many badges as you can. They soon, influenster will contact you and let you know that you will be receiving a VoxBox full of awesome products for you to test out and review. How awesome is that?? Influenster recently launched a new site that is full of more and exciting tasks! Head on over there and get started!! Here is the link :

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Haul| Urban Decay, BH Cosmetics, Coastal Scents (Previously Recorded)

NEW!! Urban Decay Vice Palette Review & Swatches

                                               Provocateur, Rapture, Vice, Noise, Armor
                                     Never Mind, Echo Beach, Anonymous, Freebird, Laced
                                            Desperation, Muse Jagged Blitz, Pennylane
Junkie, Chaos, Occupy, Unhinged, Black Market

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Original Drying Mat

Ok so i did not receive this Item in my Influenster MoM VoxBox but i wish that I did. I do dishes all the time and i have limited space. This looks like a good thing to have for that reason alone. From what i have heard, it works very well in comparison to the standard drying rack that is always piled with dishes because everyone is too lazy to put them away. I am writing this blog to get the word out there. I will be purchasing this very soon.It also has multi uses from what i see on the website. I have a cat that likes to make a mess of litter from her box, and also her water bowl. Even though i did not receive one, i would like to thank Influenster for providing the information. Check out their Facebook page and their site! Links will be below!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dingo Lingo

Hello, My Son is 7 years old and we speak English. When i showed him the free Lesson on the Dingo Lingo website, he really loved it. He is very smart and catches on pretty fast. Now he is running around speaking spanish to everyone. It is too cute. I will be purchasing these DVD's for him in the near future. He will be ready for the Spanish classes when hey start teaching him in school. I would like to Thank Influenster for providing the link and informing me about this awesome learning tool for my son.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Stash Tea Superfruits

Stash Tea Superfruits

The Many Uses of Ivory

I recently had the opportunity to use my Ivory soap to clean my makeup brushes.. It's cheap, smells good, and it has been the same since i was litte. Ivory Soap has been around for a really long time and i have been using it for years.. For me it all started when i was a little girl.. i remember my mom putting it in my bath and I loved it then. The smell is soooo pure and clean. Of course now as a mom myself,I used it with my babies because i trusted it to get them clean without all of the harsh perfumes and chemicals. Now i found other uses for it, Cleaning my makeup brushes, Laundry, night time facial cleanser, and to clean my sneakers. =) I like the fact that Ivory soap is and always has been inexpensive. I can go to my corner store and get a bar of it for 50 cents!! and it lasts a long time. I found by using Ivory Soap, i am saving money and i do not have to worry about chemicals. That's always a plus in my book because i am so allergic to a lot of things but we wont get into that.. lol I did not know they had a body wash and i am anxious to try it out. I will blog about that as well when i get it. Thank you @influenster and @Ivory for sending me this soap to test out and review in my MomVoxBox.
Ivory Bar Soap

Free of dyes and heavy perfumes, Ivory provides a simple, yet effective clean for the entire family (without breaking the bank!).

Ivory bar soap is 99.44% pure (it floats!). Beyond using it as a body cleanser, many of Ivory's loyal users – not to mention a few celebrities – swear by Ivory as their beauty secret. In fact, many consumers use Ivory bar soap as a facial cleanser. It provides healthier, smoother and more even-looking skin. Also, its versatility makes it an effective laundry soap (just chip soap flakes into the washer) as well as a spot stain remover on your clothes (including delicate items). Ivory bars can even be used for a fun soap carving project with the family!

When it comes to motherhood, Ivory (the clean & simple soap) knows that being a mom has become more complex than ever, and that moms are looking for ways to simplify their lives. According to a survey of 1,000+ moms conducted by Wakefield Research on Ivory’s behalf in October 2011, 80% of American moms think motherhood is more complicated today than it was 20 years ago, despite the thousands of items supposedly designed to “simplify” their lives. But, while they may be more stressed out and busier than ever, almost 90% of moms think they’re doing a better job balancing it all than their mothers did. Some other interesting stats:

· 30% of moms surveyed found the most complicated aspect of motherhood was finding more "me" time, 66% confessed to hiding in their bathroom for some alone time.
· 75% feel the pressure to make every outing, playdate, or experience a "teachable moment," which can create great pressure

· 70% of moms feel they don’t have everything together, despite others thinking that they do.

As a result of these findings, Ivory created a Facebook community where everyday moms can share tips with one another on ways to simplify life for themselves and their families.

Find your Ivory now at your nearest retailer, including stores such as Walmart and Target as well as any major grocery, dollar and drug store. A 10-pack of Ivory bar soap retails for around $4.49 (bath bar size).

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

So i had the opportunity to review the Quaker Oatmeal Soft Baked Cookie that i received in my Influenster Mom VoxBox and as you can see in the picture below, I really did enjoy it. It tasted soooo good. It was Huge! It really did taste like a home baked cookie. If i had put it in the microwave for a few seconds, OMG I can only imagine...
Oatmeal Products

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What are Steel Cut Oats and how are they different from other types of Quaker® Oats?

Steel Cut Oats are whole oats that have not been rolled into flakes. Instead, they are cut approximately into thirds. Cooking time is 30 minutes and the texture is heartier than rolled oats. Steel Cut Oats are also known as Scotch Oats, Pinhead Oats (in Great Britain because they resemble the size and shape of the head of a large pin) and Irish Oats. Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats are whole oats that have been rolled to flatten them. Quick Quaker® Oats and Quaker® Instant Oats are made from Steel Cut Oats that have been rolled a little thinner than Old Fashioned Oats so they cook faster. All forms of Quaker® Oats, including Steel Cut, Old Fashioned, Quick, and Instant Oats are whole grains. That means they are equally nutritious because they supply all parts of the oat grain including the bran, endosperm and germ. The different size and shape of the oats only affects the cooking time and texture.
What is the difference between Quaker® Old Fashioned Oatmeal and Quick Quaker® Oats?

Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats are whole oats that are rolled to flatten them. They contain all parts of the oat grain including the bran, endosperm and germ portion. Quick Quaker® Oats are made the same way but are simply cut into slightly smaller pieces so they cook faster.
How does Instant Quaker® Oatmeal differ from Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats and Quick Quaker® Oats?

Instant Quaker® Oats use the exact same oats, only they are rolled a little bit thinner and cut finer so that they cook very quickly. Additionally, they have some vitamins, minerals and flavoring ingredients added.
Your packaging says your Standard and Quick Oats are “100% Natural.” What does that mean?

It means these products do not contain any artificial or synthetic ingredients, just oats.
Can you send me some of your oat tubes?

Unfortunately, due to our manufacturing process, we are unable to send out empty oat tubes.
Does Oatmeal contain oat bran? And if so, why isn't oat bran listed on the label?
Yes. Oatmeal is a whole grain cereal. Approximately 12% of each whole grain oat is the bran portion. Therefore, every time you eat Old Fashioned or Quick Quaker Oats, you're eating oat bran. Old Fashioned and Quick Quaker Oats contain one ingredient: whole rolled oats. Since oat bran is a natural portion of the rolled oat, it is not technically considered a separate ingredient. To identify products containing oat bran, look not only for oat bran, but also for rolled oats and whole oat flour on the ingredient label.
Is Old Fashioned Quaker Oats better than Quick or Instant Quaker Oats for reducing cholesterol?

No. All of the oats will help reduce cholesterol. However, not all of the Instant Oatmeal flavors qualify for the soluble oat fiber claim. The flavors that do not qualify are Raisin, Date & Walnut, Honey Nut, Dinosaur Eggs, Hearty Medley's™ and all of the Fruit and Cream flavors.
What are the preparation instructions for Standard Quaker® Oats and Instant Quaker® Oatmeal?
Standard Quaker Oats

Ingredient Measurements
Servings Water for Quick Water for
Old Fashioned Oats Quick or
Old Fashioned Salt (optional)
1 1 cup 1 cup 1/2 cup dash
Heart Smart 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2 cups 3/4 cup dash
2 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4 cups 1 cup 1/8 tsp
3 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2 cups 1-1/2 cups 1/4 tsp
4 3-1/2 cups 3-1/4 cups 2 cups 1/4 tsp
5 4-1/4 cups 4 cups 2-1/2 cups 1/4 tsp
6 5 cups 4-2/3 cups 3 cups 1/4 tsp
7 5-3/4 cups 5-1/3 cups 3-1/2 cups 1/2 tsp
8 6-1/2 cups 6 cups 4 cups 1/2 tsp
18 oz tube 10-1/2 cups 10 cups 6-1/2 cups
(18 oz. tube) 1 tsp
42 oz tube 28 cups
(1 gal. + 3 qt.) 28 cups
(1 gal. + 3 qt.) 15 cups
(42 oz. tube) 2 tsp

Stove Top Directions:
Old Fashioned Oats
Chewier: Boil water and salt; stir in oats. Cook about 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Creamier: Combine water, oats and salt. Bring to boil. Cook about 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Quick Oats
Chewier: Boil water and salt; stir in oats. Cook about 1 minute over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Creamier: Combine water, oats and salt. Bring to boil. Cook about 1 minute over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Microwave (One Serving):
Old Fashioned Oats
Combine water, oats and salt in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes. Stir before serving.
Quick Oats
Combine water, salt and oats in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on HIGH, stir before serving.

Instant Quaker Oatmeal
Boiled Water Directions:
Empty packet into bowl. Add 1/2 cup boiling water; stir.
2 packets: Add 1 cup boiling water.
For Raisin, Date & Walnut and Fruit & Cream varieties - Add 1/3 cup water, stir.
2 packets: Empty packets into bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water; stir.

Microwave Directions:
Empty packet into microwaveable bowl. Add 2/3 cup water or milk. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes; stir.
2 packets: Empty packets into bowl; add 1-1/3 cup water or milk. Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes; stir.
For Raisin, Date & Walnut and Fruit & Cream varieties - Add 1/2 cup water. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes; stir.
2 packets: Add 1 cup water or milk. Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes; stir.
My child has Chicken Pox and my doctor told me to give him an oatmeal bath. How do I do this?

Quick and Easy Method
Place 2 cups of Quick or Old Fashioned Quaker Oats into one leg of a nylon stocking; close open end by tying a knot.
Place stocking under faucet; turn water on to full force, using warm water at a comfortable temperature.
When finished filling tub, "swirl" stocking back and forth through water 5 or 6 times.
Lift stocking above water and wring to squeeze water and starch out of stocking.
Discard stocking -- do NOT reuse.
Soak in tub as recommended by physician or for 15 to 20 minutes.
Gently pat dry. Use once or twice daily, or as directed by physician. INFANTS: Use 1/3 cup and follow instructions above. Soak infant (in infant bath tub) for 10 minutes or as directed by physician.

Blender/Food Processor Method
Place 1 cup Quick or Old Fashioned Oats into food processor or blender; grind oats into finest powder possible.
Turn water on to full force, using warm water at a comfortable temperature.
Slowly sprinkle oat powder under running water.
Stir water thoroughly to avoid clumping or settling.
Soak in tub as recommended by physician or for 15 to 20 minutes.
Gently pat dry. Use once or twice daily, or as directed by physician. INFANTS: Use 1/3 cup and follow instructions above. Soak infant (in infant bath tub) for 10 minutes or as directed by physician.
How can I do an oatmeal facial? And how can I customize my facial?

An oatmeal facial is very easy to do — all you really need is oats and water. If you'd like something a little more "exotic" you can add other ingredients.

Basic Oatmeal Facial:

1/4 cup ground oats (about 1/2 cup Quick or Old Fashioned Quaker Oats, unground) 2 to 3 tablespoons water

Mix ground oats and water until the mixture is a smooth, spreadable paste. You can add more oats or water as needed. Apply the oat paste to a clean face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 - 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water and follow with a rinse of cold water.

You can customize your facial by adding any of the following "Mix-In" ingredients to the Basic Oatmeal Facial recipe. You can use one Mix-In or several — half the fun is the experimenting! Here are some helpful hints to help you customize your facial.
Try adding from 1/2 teaspoon to one tablespoon when starting out. A good rule of thumb is the more "liquidy" the Mix-In ingredient is, the less you use. Don't worry if the paste consistency doesn't turn out right. If the paste is too thin, just add some more oats. If it's too stiff, add some more water or more of your chosen Mix-In.
When adding mashed fruit, start at about a tablespoon. Be sure to decrease the amount of water by about the same amount. Add more liquid or oats as needed, until you have the desired consistency.
When we refer to a "teaspoon" or a "tablespoon," we mean measuring spoons used for baking, not those from your flatware set.
If you are allergic to any of these foods we don't recommend putting them on your face.
Skin Type Mix-In Helpful Hints
Dry Avocado, mashed
Apricot, mashed Don't use the apricot skin.
Banana, mashed
Peach, mashed Don't use the peach skin.
Olive oil Start out with 1/2 teaspoon.
Whole milk Start out with 1/2 teaspoon.
Sour cream
Oily Skin Strawberry, mashed One large one should do it!
Papaya, mashed
Tomato, mashed You might want to remove the skin, seeds and pulpy center. Try to use just the "meat" of the tomato.
Honey Warm slightly before using.
Egg white, beaten Make sure the eggshell is clean and not cracked.
Cucumber juice Or, try pureed cucumber.
Lemon juice Easy does it, especially if your skin is raw or sunburned.
Non-fat, plain yogurt
Exfoliating Cornmeal When applying and removing the mask, gently massage into the skin. Don't do this more than once a week.
Plain yogurt Use non-fat if you have oily skin.
Cider vinegar

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Urban Decay Giveaway!

So my lil sweetheart Lexi is having a HUGE Urban Decay Giveaway and she wanted us to blog about it! I will include the link to her blog in here so you all can have a chance to enter to win. Good Luck ladies and Thank you Lexi for the AWESOME giveaway!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Palmolive Fresh Sponge!!

I received this product from Influenster via Palmolive and Colgate to review. It smells really good and it is supposed to help with the stinky smell of the sponge after washing dishes. Well after using it, i realized the sponge does not smell anymore but the dishes are not as clean as i would have like them to be. I have to use twice as much product than usual but all in all it gets the job done. Would i buy it again? More than likely when it is a sale going on i will re-purchase this product!
Here is what the makers of the product have to say:

There's nothing worse than a stinky sponge. You're washing dishes to make them clean after all, not to get a weird smell stuck to your hands that seems to linger for hours. Next thing you know, you are throwing out sponges left and right for fear of them becoming infected with the dreaded kitchen stink. There must be a better way… and now there is!

Palmolive is introducing the brand new Fresh Sponge dish soap. It's specially designed with a dual-action formula that washes away odor causing residue from sponges, while giving your dishes a sparkling clean shine.

A few select Influensters will be receiving starter kits with a brand new sponge, and a bottle of Palmolive Fresh Sponge to keep your sponge fresher, for longer. Not only that, but these lucky Influensters will be getting 5 coupons to share with friends, so even more people can get those great Fresh Sponge feelings.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Venus & Olay Razor

WoW! What can i say? First, let me start off  by saying Thank You to Influenster for sending me this awesome razor to review in my Love Vox Box. Now.. I have tried many razors and have been disappointed so many times and spent a lot of money trying to find the right one. Did i find it in the Gillette Venus & Olay? YES INDEED!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS RAZOR!! and how awesome that it comes with a cool Shower hook that has a suction cup?? I AM IMPRESSED!!. It has a close shave and with the Olay, there is ZERO irritation on my skin. I used it for my bikini line and my under arms. I will be purchasing refills in the near future. Check out their website for more details!

For the first time ever, Gillette Venus, a global leader in female shaving, and Olay, a global leader in skincare, are coming together to deliver a gold standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor. Venus’ best shaving technology works with Olay Moisture Bars, offering women best-of-both-worlds shaving and skin expertise. Olay Moisture Bars help lock-in moisture to your skin for less dryness, and with every smoothing stroke, Venus’ five blades shave you close.

Product Details
  • Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment

Where to Buy
A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge sells for approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 - $19.49.
Venus & Olay will be available starting March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.