Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Since May is just about over, I figured I'd go ahead and do my 'Hits & Misses' for the month!
I'll start with the 'misses' since there's only two this month -
I had really hoped this 'Wet N Wild Juicy lip balm' would be like the Revlon Lip Butters, but for a fraction of the price. The color payoff is about the same, and they are much cheaper, but this product leaves an awful taste on my lips and it tastes so bad I can't bring myself to overlook it.
Next is Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid toothpaste. I love Crest products, and I really like this toothpaste. The problem is the package design. They made it so that the product comes out in two different colors but in order to do so, they had to put (what I'm assuming is) two tubes inside of one. The product is fine until you're nearing the end and then it gets really hard to squeeze the last bit out, and I'm thinking that's because of the two-tubes-in-one bit. Otherwise, I like this toothpaste!
On to the hits of the month!!!
This is a product I've had for probably a few years but I just recently rediscovered how much I love it. Rimmel Lycra wear in Pure Sin is the perfect slightly sparkly nude color for my skin tone.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I really love Mario Badescu products. My favorites this month were the Aloe Moisturizer, the Ceramide Eye Gel, and the Drying Cream. I plan on doing a review for these products later on!
I found this amazing J.R. Watkins lotion in Lemon Cream at Cracker Barrel a week or so ago. It smells exactly like lemon meringue (yum!!) and it doesn't leave a greasy feel when you put it on.
This one might be silly, but I don't care if this is a winter-time scent, I am loving my Mint Chocolate anti-bacterial hand soap from Bath & Body Works. They smell exactly like mint chocolate chip and the scent lingers just long enough on your hands after you wash them. I had bought them last year when they were on a crazy sale (something like, 8 for $20?) and I still have a few left. (:
Lastly, I am in love with my Victoria's Secret Pink water bottles. I carry one with me every day because you only need to drink two of these (correct me if I'm wrong) to get your 8 glasses of water. Plus, they're super cute!
So as I posted yesterday, I got my BzzKit in the mail for the Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Inserts. (What a long name!!) I wanted to go ahead and post my initial reaction to them (and sort of explain the BzzKit, as a few people had asked me about BzzAgent). Then I'll do a follow up post after a week or so of trying them.
Here's the entire contents of this particular BzzKit:
Everything came mailed in the manilla envelope!
- The 'Official BzzGuide' for the campaign - which contains all kinds of useful information you might need while "bzzing" (spreading the word) about a product,
- A letter containing any tips or hints BzzAgent has for you,
- Last but not least, the product
The inserts were super easy to fit into shoes... all you have to do is cut off the little increments on the tip of the foot until you get to your size! (I recommend going one at a time and testing in between each 'notch', just in case!!)
Here's a picture of what the insert looks like fresh out of the pack (on the left), and what it looks like after it's trimmed (on the right).
Now on to my first impressions!
I have to admit, I was very weary at first. I was talking to my mother as I put my shoes on this morning and I remember telling her that 'my first impression is no'. Haha. Luckily I stuck it out and let them situate in my shoes - it took about an hour for them to fit themselves into my shoe where they didn't aggravate me every time I stepped down. (;
I don't usually have aching feet, but they are occasionally uncomfortable after a long day. My feet felt alright today after work, but they didn't feel any less uncomfortable than usual. (If that makes any sense, lol)
Anyway, I shall be wearing them to work for the next week or so to test them out more, and then I'll post my final verdict on them. Right now they're okay, but they haven't won me over entirely!!
Read my final review for this product here!!
Read my final review for this product here!!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I got bored with my blog today and changed the layout. It's still not anywhere near what I'm planning on it looking like, but I think it's nice for now. (:
I have a few ideas for upcoming posts and now all I need is time to put the posts together. I'm excited about it being the end of the month so I can do a monthly "hits and misses" post.
Also, I got a BzzAgent package in the mail today! I love it when I get to participate in one of their campaigns. The kit is for Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Inserts and I can't wait to try them and review them. I've already fitted them in to my work shoes so I can start testing them out tomorrow morning! I'll be posting on here how they work out for me and after I test them out for a bit I'll do a review.
I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Mario Badescu is my favorite company ever.
I adore a lot of their products, and they have EXCELLENT customer service. They have been so polite any time I've had to contact them, and they are extremely generous!
If you fill out a little bit of information about yourself on their website, they will send you a completely free sample skincare regimen - customized to your specific skin type. This is what initially got me hooked on their products... they give really good sized samples so you can test out the product for a few times to see if you actually like it or not. Click here to fill out the form and get some samples!! (It's a really short form and only takes a minute or two. I believe you get a confirmation email a day or so afterwards.)
My favorite products from MB (so far!) are the Drying Cream, the Aloe Moisturizer, and the Ceramide Eye Gel. If you sign up to get free samples or have already tried MB, let me know what products you like because I'm always looking to test new products out! (:
Sunday, May 20, 2012
One reason I wanted to start blogging again was to do 'outfit of the day' posts. I love looking at other people's outfits and I think it would be really fun to share mine... when I actually have time to put effort into an outfit, of course. (; When I have to get up super early for work, I usually just throw on some jeans and a tshirt (I've actually been living in hoodies lately, since it's been kind of chilly), but if I have somewhere to go after work, I'll pure a little more effort into it, lol.
This probably doesn't count at all for an 'ootd' post, but at least you can see my awesome scarf I wore. (;
What would you consider your style to be? I'd have to say mine is really comfy/casual. I would live in a pair of skinny jeans, flats or flipflops, a plain J Crew tee shirt and a scarf if I could!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I really wish that the Blogger app had more editing options!! It really stinks that I can do the basic gist of a post from my iPhone, but then I have to get on my laptop to edit the post and make it look nicer. D:
Excuses aside, I have a mini nail polish haul from Ulta. (: All the polishes are from the brand Essence, from their colour & go line.
The blue a deep teal (55 - Let's Get Lost)
The red has a slight orange tinge to it (46 - Wake Up!)
The purple is a periwinkle with pink shimmers in it (86 - A Lovely Secret)
The green is a light yellow-green (39 - Lime Up!)
I love this line of polishes! They're only .99 ¢ at Ulta and they come in a ton of gorgeous colors. The shades I picked up are fairly opaque and only need two coats at most. They're smaller than a 'typical' bottle of polish but I rarely ever use up a whole bottle so it's fine with me! (;
|Numbers 55, 46, 86, 39.|
Monday, May 14, 2012
It's been a long time since I've attempted to blog, but I've kind of missed doing it. So here I am. (:
Yesterday, mom and I went out for Mother's Day. I told her to pick wherever she wanted to eat, no matter how expensive. She ended up picking the food court at the outlets... haha.
I attempted to discreetly take pictures of the food while she ordered... They had a stuffed pizza- not just the crust, but the entire pizza. It made my stomach hurt just looking at it!!
After that we went shopping. (:
The Under Armor outlet, the J. Crew outlet, the ADIDAS outlet, and Rue 21. I wonder if I should do a haul... I love watching them on YouTube, but I think it would be fun to do on a blog too!! (and easier, since I have no clue about editing/uploading videos, haha)