Monday, October 15, 2012

BzzAgent Review: Glad Expressions Collections Campaign



What a refreshingly pleasant campaign from Bzzagent.com!


It arrived with coupons to pick up 2 free "starter kits" & coupons for friends and family.



The first free item was a Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser. The second was the Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist.  I selected the Lavender & Juniper Berry for the diffuser and the Cotton & Italian Mandarin Fragrance Mist. Both smelled absolutely wonderful.



Easy Assembly!



The items looked great. In my living room the diffuser did not create a distraction. It was pretty, But we do have to say we prefer our regular oil plug-ins to the diffuser. Perhaps my space was too open, but the diffuser smelled great for about a week, then softened the next week to virtually no smell at all. We were having company so we went to buy our plug-ins again and a refill for our recent Glade Sense & Spray purchase. The diffuser was a great idea, but it doesn't work as hard as our plug-ins do.
In the bathroom, the mist was pretty regular and is getting a lot of use! We use the Sense & Spray in the bathroom. Friends say it frightens them a bit, though, each time they come by and get a spray. LOL. We used the mist as a back up spray for anything stronger than normal for company. :D The smell does make me want to spray it over beds and fabric. I adore the fresh scent. It's also pretty cute once you remove the outside plastic cover.


Glade Expressions Diffuser in Lavendar & Juniper Berry
Rating: C, I think I expected better from Glade. 
No matter what it looks like, if it promises to last 30 days, 
I would love it to last at least 1/2 that time.

Glade Expressions Mist in Cotton & Italian Mandarin
Rating: As always, it's a standard keeper 




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I love trying out new products & bzzagent always gives me the opportunity. 
I received all items free as a bzzagent and this is my honest opinion! I hope it helps.

To find out more about the latest Glade Expressions Collection click HEEAH 
To find out more about being a bzzagent check out www.bzzagent.com!


Monday, June 18, 2012

BzzAgent Review: Gucci Flora Garden Collection Campaign







This was one of the most beautiful campaigns I have ever been a part of as a bzzagent. The Gucci box, the tiny perfumes themselves, the tissue paper and little bow. It was all in the details. It was a beautiful package!




This is what I received!




It came with 3 different perfumes that suit each other nicely.  They are small in size but ample enough product to try. It came with samples of each to distribute which I did right away to family and friends. One of my pictures actually got 2 friends to sign up with Bzzagent! 1 qualified for this campaign and also received it! She was very happy. :)



They are: Gracious Tuberose, Glamorous Magnolia, Gorgeous Gardenia.
Gracious Tuberose I could picture my very grandmother wearing when she was alive. It is subtle but elegant. She always stood up straight and painted her nails, even if they were clear. I remember sitting beside her and rubbing them to feel the polish.  When I smelled Gracious Tuberose it sent me back and reminded me of her.  She was definitely gracious. I would have gifted her this if she were still alive.

Back to the other two:  Where Gorgeous Gardenia is an outside brunch get together, Glamourous Magnolia is a fancy outside dinner party.

I go back in forth between the two last ones. They are both very lovely. I can't choose a favorite but I do lean towards Glamourous Magnolia more I think.  Some may feel that they are scents for an older woman, perhaps in their 40s or more. They are very floral and a bit musky. I noticed online they have a Generous Violet Scent. Something tells me that one would have been right up my alley!

They did not last all day on me. I experienced them to have a short life span. :) The packaging of these perfumes is elegant and classy. This would make a perfect gift for that special woman in your life.

Rating: A neat combo of elegant floral scents. - the lasting Power.







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I love trying out new products & bzzagent always gives me the opportunity. 
I received all items free as a bzzagent and this is my honest opinion! I hope it helps.

To find out more about Gucci's Floral Garden Collection click HEEAH 
To find out more about being a bzzagent check out www.bzzagent.com!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox 2012






I was SUPER EXCITED to receive this absolutely free from Influenster.com to test and review! Many items I was already very curious about, and it made it so much more exciting to find them in the package as I opened it.

After trying out these products, here is how I felt about them:

Sheer Coverage in Medium/Tan:
I have always wanted to try this. The color was PERFECT. It performs very well, but wears down by the end of the day. You will need to reapply.
Rating: B -havin skins everywhere will love this. Others may not.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash:
What's not to like about this? It does everything it says. I have sensitive skin and this does not irritate at all. Good scent.
Rating: A good overall body wash.

Chapstick LipShield 365
Great SPF and very very moisturizing. I wear it every day. It does not leave my lips dry like other lip balms tend to do. and the scent is lemon cream or something of the sort.
Rating: A delish way to protect your lips.

SoyJoy bar in Blueberry
Healthy but it tastes healthy. It has been compared to Fig Newton cookies. YES it does taste like this a lot. Not to my liking. Fig Newtons are probably better.
Rating: C


Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in "Frock Star"
Great idea. However it is not as easy to apply. As I pulled them apart many broke away unevenly and applied on my fingernails unevenly as well. They still looked great but did not last more than a day. I got compliments I just wish they lasted better than normal nail polish! I probably need more practice as well. OH! It did seem to do better on my toes.
Rating: B-

Dr. Scholl's For her Ball of Foot cushions
Beautiful and comfortable. Will not fit all shoes because it may cause snug shoes to fit too tight. I lasted an 8 hour day but by the end my feet were hurting me. Still, my heels lasted me longer!
Rating: A-

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist in Moonlight Path
Beautiful Bottle as you will see in the video. The scent was way too strong for me. I have other scents by BBW that I love though. This isn't a deal breaker for me. They are way too popular. Im not sure I could tell a difference between this type of fragrance and the regular body sprays I have. I think my body sprays last longer. This did not last.
Rating: C (for the scent and not lasting. seriously need to change this one.)


Would I purchase any of these?
Hmmm... Sheer cover in a thicker long lasting formula only.
Dr. Sholls Foot cushions for my other heels. I find myself wishing for those when I forget them.
& perhaps the Chapstick. Everything else, I've had better!

But overall a GREAT Influenster package that I was so happy to try.

If you'd like to try Influenster check it out here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

BzzAgent Review: Filippo Berio(R) Olive Oil Campaign





What a great addition to any healthy meal!

I received this kit in the mail.


One FULL bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Plus some $1.00 off coupons!

Okay, here's the deal. Excited for free stuff YESSS. But the taste?
Well I'm not a professional when it comes to Olive Oil and the Variety. Usually, I grab the cheapest I can find since they can be pretty expensive. It's often Great Value from Walmart.

HOWEVER, this added a great taste to my meal. Nothing Bitter. It is 100% natural. Learn how they make the olive oil here.  

They even encourage a mediterranean diet because "People who live in the Mediterranean region in countries like Italy and Greece have the lowest rates of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and have the highest adult life expectancies!" Learn more about that here.

One of the fabulous things about this package was this little guy right here:

It came with measurements to help you sub this olive oil for butter/margarine. I absolutely love this idea. Very helpful. It was the first time I realized I had been pouring waaaaayyy to much Olive Oil in the past. Now it will LAST! I know that I won't feel bad about spending a few more dollars on this olive oil at all. Now that I know how much I should be using it is really worth it. 

The day I received my package I went forth and created a simple meal. That's my thing. I am NO Betty Crocker and if I can find a simple way to eat anything while still being healthy,  I will.
I got this idea from blogilates.com. Cassie is a great cook and her recipes are doable!

Here's what I made:

Eggs, Fresh cut Green Beans, Fresh Goat Cheese, and some hot sauce. 
The outcome was great. Hubby and I enjoyed a nice satisfying meal. 
The kit included a recipe for broken spagetti with shrimp. I think I will try that next.

If you'd like another neat way to use extra virgin olive oil, go here
(If you know me, you'll know it will be crafty. :))

Will I continue to use Filippo Berio? YES. For about $7 for a 16 oz thats not bad at all. 






Rating: Authentic + Tasty = Authasty - JK! No Regrets, Go Buy :)






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I love trying out new products & bzzagent always gives me the opportunity. 
I received all items free as a bzzagent and this is my honest opinion! I hope it helps.

To find out more about Filippo Berio(R) Olive Oil click HEEAH 
To find out more about being a bzzagent check out www.bzzagent.com!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BzzAgent Review: Garnier BB Cream Campaign






My Package:





I was excited to receive this campaign because I had been looking forward to trying this BB cream after all the hype. So much so that I had already been using the Med-Tan version for a few weeks. Not sure if it was to blame, but I broke out very much and the color was too dark. I am olive tan skin tone but not a dark tan. 
As I waited to receive my light-Med version from BzzAgent I stopped using the BB cream and started a stronger acne cleanser. I started clearing up. As soon as the lighter version arrived I apprehensively started using it.
 Lo and Behold! The color was a great match. And it's been weeks and no break out because of this. 

This formula is supposed to get rid of blotchiness, even skin tone, hydrate for 24 hours, and offers sun protection
It come in two different shades. I would recommend that unless you are a dark tan color, to go for the lighter version.

I really appreciate that this product helps me skip numerous steps. I use it as a spf moisturizer, primer, and foundation. I noticed evening of the skin tone as soon as I applied, and it made my cheeks rosy. The formula lasted all day and kept my oily skin from feeling oily! For real. I did not get that oily feeling at the end of my work day. A feat in itself and an extra plus that I hadn't expected. I have not noticed any drastic long term improvements on my skin because of using this product, but I do notice an immediate difference. This is great for those like me who want to see changes NOW. :) 

I went without makeup today and I have not been able to do this for a long time. I still have small white heads, but the skin looks more clear and even that they aren't as noticeable as before. I am not sure if it is because of using this product or my cleanser. When I am able to say that it is because of this product, I'll update this post.

 It is not full coverage. If you have acne, or scarring, you will need to use concealer. Please use concealer. :) 
All in all a great product and pretty affordable too!




Rating: A great shortcut to even skin tone! + it's a Multi-tasker!



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I love trying out new products & bzzagent always gives me the opportunity. 
I received all items free as a bzzagent and this is my honest opinion! I hope it helps.

To find out more about Garnier BB Cream click HEEAH 
To find out more about being a bzzagent check out www.bzzagent.com!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BzzAgent Revew: Heathfull Breads Campaign






I received the following campaign from Bzzagent:


I went ahead and used the $5.00 off coupon to buy 2 loaves of bread for about $3 ea. @ Walmart. Not all clerks will do this. The one I had was just kind enough, or just plain too tired to try to figure out how to only discount the amount of 1 bread. So I got the total $5.00 off. Really COOL!

Here's what I got: 
The Health Nut is my FAVE because I love things with the nutty taste in bread. It gives it a bit of an extra crunch and I could use a less fattening spread b/c it has some flavor already.

*Honey Whole Wheat is 90 cal/slice
19g of Whole Grains/slice
4% iron
2g Fiber/slice
*Health Nut is 100 cal/slice
8g Whole grain/slice
6% iron
2g Fiber/slice

They are cut large in size. I either eat one whole, or remove the corners and eat two. Yes I still prefer to remove the outside crust parts. :)

They contain NO High Fructose Corn Syrup, NO artificial color or flavors. 
2 gram of Fiber/slice is not that great on it's own of course but don't just eat the bread by itself! You can eat it with a nice smoothy or oatmeal to up the fiber. Or you can have two slices. For some reason the Honey Whole Wheat mentions 5g Fiber/2slices of bread. ??

Taste is good. I don't find the taste any different from another loaf of bread. I can tell it's healthy by it's taste. That could be a good or bad thing depending on what you like. I do love that it's ingredients are healthy and as of right now prices at Walmart for 1 loaf is not bad. I'm sticking to this bread! If it goes up in price though I may go back to my own Nature's Own Honey Wheat, which is similar in ingredients.

If you need more fiber try Oroweat Healthful Flax & Fiber @ 5g Fiber/slice!

Rating: A lovely alternative to a healthy breakfast or snack!



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I love trying out new products & bzzagent always gives me the opportunity. 
I received all items free as a bzzagent and this is my honest opinion! I hope it helps.

To find out more about Oroweat Bread click HEEAH 
To find out more about being a bzzagent check out www.bzzagent.com!




Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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