Sunday, December 21, 2014

FlavFusion Infuser Water Bottle Review

I had the opportunity to receive this FlavFusion infuser bottle in exchange for my review.   Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I use personally and believe will be of good use for my readers.

I have been seeing other people walking around with infuser water bottles lately and this seems to be the new hot item to have while at work, working out, or just out and about.  So I was excited that I got to try the #FlavFusion Infuser Water Bottle!

 I love drinking water but once the temperature starts to drop it is more difficult for me to naturally reach for my glass of plain water.  I quickly received my FlavFusion infuser bottle and after washing it out I got to work on trying it out.  The parts disassemble easily for washing.   I did think the BPA plastic was a bit on the thin side and it is not double walled so it will sweat if using ice water.  I sometimes add one of the powdered flavor enhancers to my water, but I really do not like the dyes and artificial aftertaste that comes with most of those water enhancers.  Plus I  really do not want to risk staining my teeth so I wanted to try it out right away.
FlavFusion Infuser Water Bottle.  Purchase HERE
Well the first add in I tried was lemon slices because that what was on hand, I just chopped the lemon, rind and all, into small chunks and dropped them into the white basket.  I like that the infuser basket is in the top of the bottle so when you drink you get water that flows past the fruit and picks up a lot of flavor.  I also tried strawberries and I think that frozen works a bit better than fresh because a frozen berry has expanded and kinda breaks down the berry as it thaws so the flavor can come out.  fresh strawberries are good to, just make sure you cut them in half or quarters to get to the flavor.  I have also liked using some cantaloupe cut up and adding a sprig of mint.  If you add something like mint make sure to place the mint first before the other fruit so it stays on the bottom and does not slow down the suction.  Also if you are using berries you do not want to jam in the fruit to smash it into the infuser basket.  If you do the little seeds and pieces will slip through the vents in the basket.

I did notice that the seal is not airtight so it is not made to be filled and then tossed in a gym bag or backpack so keep that in mind.  I had no problem cleaning the parts.

If you want to try one of these Made In The USA FlavFusion water bottles out yourself you can get it here on and you can get $2 off with code:  9WMNBVTM


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Konjac Facial Sponge - Original, 100% natural & Eco-friendly Review

#konjacsponge buy it HERE

Maybe I have been living under a rock, but it seems that it was only about 6 months ago everyone started talking about Konjac sponges.  I had read a couple reviews how they are great gentle exfoliating and when I got the chance to try one out myself I jumped at it.  Now I had only seen then sponge in package pictures and for some reason I was picturing it larger.  Really I had pictured some huge car care sponge that is supposed to be mashed into my face.  I really can't figure out why I thought that.  Well I got it and it made a lot more sense that it is a small little puffy sponge on a hanging string.  The sponge is about the size of a hotel room soap and arrives packaged and dry.  This sponge is made of plant fiber and without any additives that could irritate sensitive skin  The little sponge is also very hard to the point that I was thinking that it would abrade my skin like a pumice stone.  Yes, I was wrong again.  I followed the directions to let the sponge get soaking wet and then of course it became soft and malleable. You can then use the sponge by itself to wash your face or you can use with your regular facial cleanser.  I like to use a medicated cleanser so I used a bit of the cleanser on the sponge and then washed my face in small circular motions. I found that this sponge was great at removing any impurities on my face while gently scrubbing it.  I dried off and before I started my post shower face routine checked to see if there was any redness or changes with my face.  Well my face looked the same and did not feel over rubbed or tight.  My serum and moisturizers went on great and I have not had any breakouts or tenderness after using the sponge for more than a week.

When you are finished with use you should lightly squeeze out the water between your palms.  Don't wad and wring it out like a washcloth.  What I have been doing lately is just pressing it against the shower wall to squeeze out the water and that works just fine.  You get a suction hook with your sponge so you can just hang it up to dry on it's string. These sponges last 2-3 months and then as they are biodegradable you can dispose or compost as you want. The sponges can be microwaved or boiled to zap any germs that you may get worried about.  I think I will zap mine in the microwave once a week.

 Now I do normally use a Clarisonic so I am used to light exfoliation every time I wash my face.  I have not noticed any change in my skin's appearance so I am very happy about that.  This sponge is very soft so you can use it every day.  It is a lot softer than a washcloth and some of the Clarisonic brushheads so if you are used to that kind of scrubbing than this sponge will seem a bit too soft at first.  It provides light exfoliation but it is not harsh the way a exfoliating scrub or loofah is.  I sometimes go traveling for as much as a month at a time and now have a new small and lightweight cleansing machine so I do not have to deal with breakouts when away from home.  I do think this is perfect when you are going to be traveling.  Just because you are away for a holiday does not mean your skin care routine is on holiday too!  You don't want to be stuck using a rough hotel washcloth or pack your expensive cleansing tools now do you?

Currently these pureSOL Natural Konjac Facial Sponges are available at for $10 (normally 24.95)  I recommend these and I hope you will enjoy the benefits as much as I am.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

How Subscription Boxes Saved Christmas

Okay.  Maybe that title is a tad dramatic.  But really this year is the year that the gifter AND receiver will be surprised.  I have the hardest time shopping for family now that everyone is an adult.  These days there are boxes for everyone from toddlers to terriers available in every price range.  Once you start looking I am sure you will find something for yourself or loved one.

 There are referral links for all these boxes so feel free to click through to each website to browse.

Try Bespoke Post Here
 I refuse to just get my brother a Brooks Brothers gift card for Christmas and do actually want him to have something he will enjoy.  Well this year I decided to get him a box from Bespoke Post  This is a subscription box for the Brooks Brother set.  You have the option of getting a monthly subscription for $45 a month or you can look at some of their still available boxes and get them for $55 each.  The items are high quality and well organized.  I decided to get my brother one of the currently available boxes so I know already what the items will be.  They also have a store to purchase from as well.  Right Now for Black Friday Sales they are including a mini mystery box worth at least $45 for free with any $45+ order.  Sounds like I might have this and next year's presents already taken care of. ;)    Feel free to use my link to browse and shop.  If it seems like it might work for one of the men in your life I do not think that he will be disappointed.

Try the World
I asked my father what he wanted for gifts and he said he does not really need anything.  It's true he really does not have anything I can think of in terms of wants or needs.  He just gets anything himself that he needs.  So after looking around I decided to get him a subscription to Try the World.  This is a bi-monthly gourmet food box that I hope he can enjoy.  Out of all the food boxes out there I think this will appeal to him most.  Right Now for Black Friday Sales When you start a subscription you will get an additional free Holiday Box.  So if you just want to try the new month box, Paris, then you get an additional one. It seems like a perfect city because I know he loves Paris.  I will probably keep the subscription going until a location comes up that he would not enjoy.  Click my link if you think this might work for someone in your life.  I could see myself getting something like this to expand my pantry too.  Bi-monthly boxes at $39 or less depending on the number of months you sign up for.
Try Bulu Box Here

I needed a little stocking stuffer type of gift and came across this nifty little Bulu Box for the health conscious one in your life.  Right Now for Black Friday Weekend Sales you can get 3 months of boxes for just $10 with code:  Wowzas!  Thats it, ten bucks.  Now these are almost all sample assortments of sports nutrition with some fitness extras thrown in.  You get 4-5 deluxe samples and when you review them on their link you get credits back.  So if you review all the products in your box you get up to $10 back, or the price of the box.  I'm not  sure how long I will keep this box, but if the recipient is happy after three months I may keep it going.  But really $10 for 3 months of boxes.  Seems like the best stocking stuffer gift for the athlete in your life.  Oh, I almost forgot.  You choose which assortment box you want; Regular or Diet.

Try PopSugar Here
So that just leaves one more real larger gift that I have to get for a family member. I had purchased the PopSugar Must have Special Edition Neiman Marcus box thinking I would be able to gift a couple items but after looking at it I realized that anything I gave would be promptly re-gifted or donated to charity.  I was crushed.  I vowed to not purchase another box or start a subscription to PopSugar...until the Black Friday sale was posted....  Right Now for Black Friday Weekend Sales you can get $15(GIFT15), $25(GIFT25), or $75(GIFT75) off a subscription to their monthly Must have box.  *doh* so now a 6 month subscription for a $39 a month box is down to $139!  I couldn't not get it.  What I will end up doing is gifting the first month's box as a christmas present.

I have recently purchased a LootCrate gift for a friend.  We were blown away by the items and theme!  Look HERE for the review.  I recommend this box highly for any gamer or geek in your life.  Each theme is given ahead of time so you can decide if it might appeal to you or someone you know.  Prices are about $19 including shipping and they ship worldwide.  Right Now Cyber Monday Sale Extended Through 12/2!  $5 off if you use code:  CYBERMONDAY

Well I hope this has given you some inspiration for the hard-to-shop-for person in your life.   There is no guarantee how long these sales will last.  I'm sure there will be sales of some sort on Cyber Monday and leading up to Christmas. Good luck and happy holidays!!! 

#christmasgiftideas  #lootcrate  #popsugarmusthave #trytheworld #bespokepost #bulubox #Holidaygifts

Old Factory Candles Giveaway!

Enter now to win your choice of an Old Factory(olfactory ~get it~) scented candles gift set worth $25!  The perfect travel and home candles around.  Give a set as a gift or save it all for yourself!

See my review of these great candles HERE

Old Factory Candle Gift Set

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Youphoria Sport Towel Review

I received this sport towel from Youphoria to try out.  I really like the color and feel of this sport towel.  I have found many uses for it in the last few weeks.  I like that it is large enough for travel use but very soft and the right size for a heavy workout.  I have been using this towel for aerobics and Yoga.  I like how absorbing and lightweight this towel is.  It is large but not at all bulky.  It also comes with a hanging hook in the middle if the towel so it can hang and dry quickly without dragging on the floor like a corner hanger would.  
  • I was able to use this towel for my hands for Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga.  I like to do yoga in a warm room and I always have a hard time with slipping.  This towel helps out and does double duty in keeping me sweat free.  For aerobics classes I sweat a lot and I mean A Lot!  This towel was great for helping me not look like a drowned rat after class.  I can also use it for toweling off and it does a good job as a hair drying towel.  I have gobs of long hair so this towel really helps to cut down dryer time.  This Youphoria sport and travel towel comes with a half mesh bag so it will come in handy for packing when you want to take it along for travel or camping.  It is nice and compact so it will not take up much room and dries a lot faster than a regular terry towel so you do not have to worry about packing it wet with your bags.  When you are traveling in hot & humid/damp locations mildew is a constant issue and having items that can dry fast is a must!  I hope you go and check out this Youphoria sport & travel towel.  They come in three sizes so you can pick one to fit your budget and your needs.

MAXIMIZE SPACE AND PACK MORE: The Youphoria Sport Travel Towel is extremely light-weight and compact and is the ULTIMATE ACTIVE LIFESTYLE TOWEL. The compact design enables you to conveniently pack and take it anywhere! These towels pack 5X smaller than a traditional terry cloth towel. Available in 3 sizes: 20x40, 28x56, and 32x72.
FAST DRYING AND SUPER ABSORBENT: The Youphoria Sport Travel Towel is made of 100% MicroFiber and dries up to 10X faster than normal terry cloth towels. MicroFiber can hold up to 4X its weight in water, so it is every bit as absorbent as a standard cotton towel, but only a fraction of the weight.
CONVENIENT HANGING LOOP: With a Convenient Hanging Loop you won't have to worry about finding a place to dry your Youphoria Sport Travel Towel. Rest assured that you can easily hang dry the towel anywhere for the fastest drying, leaving the towel fresh and ready for your next use. Never again worry about a dirty towel that fell on the ground at your campsite, at the gym, or at the pool.
MULTI-USE MAKES FOR THE PERFECT GIFT: The most exciting thing about the Youphoria Sport Travel Towel is that it has so many practical uses! Whether you are at the Gym, playing a round of Golf, relaxing at the Beach, hiking the Swiss Alps, or packing for your next Expedition across the globe, this towel is PERFECT FOR ANY SITUATION! This is why it makes the PERFECT GIFT for anyone living an active lifestyle.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Old Factory Candles Review

Old Factory Candles can be found at
I was so excited to receive these Old Factory Candles in the mail.  I had seen posts about these candles and wanted to try them myself. Looking over the themed boxes I had set my heart on the Spa Day set.  When placing my order I happened to ask Mr Man his opinion on what would smell good.  He looked at the options and firmly said 'Vacation, that's what I want.'  What about the Spa Day set with the light and relaxing scents?  nope.  Well he has been a good sport with product reviews so I ordered the vacation as the three scents did sound nice and in the cold winter that will soon arrive I would be looking forward to some warm 
olfactory (get it?!) scents.  
Well when I got these in the mail I really liked the packaging.  The box is sturdy and compact and perfect for storage or gifting.  The printing on the outside is indicative of the the style of the candles.   The compact size and colors can blend in with most decor.  The look is a little rustic but will not look out of place in a modern styled room.  All three candles are independent scents that can stand by themselves or can be combined to give a lovely blended aroma throughout a room.  Each candle has a screw-top lid so you can recap and store or travel with.
All right, so how do they smell?  Well ask Mr Man and he responds 'nice.' (That was actually high praise from him for a non-manly item)
Don't worry I will also let you know my thoughts.  I found that smelling them right out of the jar was wonderful and relaxing.  The Awapuhi has a nice tropical floral like the flower of the same name.  I only know it from a shampoo I used to use.  The Hawaiian Lei scent is nice and light as well.  I really liked the Sea Breeze scent as it was very calming.  We lit the candles and soon we could smell the wafting aromas of the three candles.  The scents really blend well together.  The scent is lighter than expected but I was very happy that the scent was true and not over sweet or cloying.  
I found these candles to burn clean and evenly.  I have used these several days now and feel that I will get the full 20 hours out of each candle.

I believe these candles are a great addition to any home and with the variety of sets you can find something for everyone, even him!  These Old Factory Candle sets are perfect for gifting too.  The compact sturdy box are the types of gifts to have on hand for when you need an emergency gift.  I remember my mom always had 3-4 emergency gifts in a closet because you never know when a housewarming or birthday will pop up and you don't want the worry of getting an appropriate gift.  A friend just got some unpleasant news?  Well cheer her up with the Spa Day candles and relax and talk it out.  There are sets for the seasons and holidays like Hall Harvest, Happy Holidays, Winter Wonderland.  Sets for a man in mind so you can show that you are thinking about him like Man Cave and in my case Vacation.  Great everyday sets like Coffee Shop and Fresh & Clean. They even have tailored sets for whatever your hobbies are like 50 Shades, Romance, and High as a Kite!  I can't wait to get another several sets.  I think that Fresh Linen will become my travel candle of choice.  Maybe lemongrass....sea breeze... olive blossom...

Old Factory Candles
The size and screw-top make this the perfect travel candle!  How often do you walk into a hotel room and you are turned off by the smell that is not really your own.  You can take one or more and throw in your toiletry kit to make you room seem more like home.  I used to have to travel a lot for work and I would always pack a travel candle to make my mid-range hotel room seem more relaxing.  You can travel with your own scent and not pay the $55+ for a small high end travel candle tin!  Trust me, they are out there in the pages of glossy travel magazines.  
Well that is about it for my review.  Be sure to look at all the scents over at where they are available to be shipped to your home.  At $25 for a set of three candles they make a lovely gift or decorative item at home.

Enter HERE to win a set for yourself!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shandali Hot Yoga Towel Review

  • No. 1 Rated Hot Yoga Towel from #shandali

I received this hot yoga towel quickly in the mail and I am happy I did!  I have been taking Bikram or hot yoga off(mostly off) and on for about 4 years.  I recently got back into group practice and I have used this towel every other day for the past 3 weeks.  I normally bring a big beach towel or rent a yoga towel from the studio.  Not having a towel is not an option for me!  I am one of those people that look like a drowned rat after 90 minutes of Bikram torture practice.
When I got the towel in the mail I really liked the soft pink color and liked that it was a match for the picture shown on  But what I really liked was the size!  This Hot Yoga Towel is really big at 24"x72".  It stretches about an inch over each end of my yoga mat and about a half inch on either side.  Which is great if you are like me and want to try to contain your body and sweat in your personal space.  I feel like my yoga mat and towel are my safe zones when there are dozens of people all around you panting and dripping with sweat themselves.
I found this towel to be better than my beach towel in keeping me from slipping in my poses.  I do find I need to lightly dampen the ends where my feet will be when doing standing poses.  This helps suction my feet to the ground to keep from slipping.  I have to dampen all my towels for Bikram or Vinyasa yoga so I was not surprised that I did the same with this towel. I was able to focus on my pose instead of how to keep my feet from slipping and found that this has allowed for deeper stretches into my poses.  I liked that this towel kept soaking up my sweat and by the end of standing poses was still able to keep my grip.  This does not happen with regular towels for me.

I have washed this towel after every practice(I would think everyone does this) and the color has stayed.  Because I have been using this towel so frequently I have been tossing it in with every load and no matter the wash temp or setting the towel has not bled or faded.  The stitching on the edges has not snagged or frayed at all.  Another plus is that this towel has remained nice and soft  I also like the round Shandali design in the corner.  Finally, because it does not have the grips on the bottom of the towel it can also be used as a bathsheet, blanket, cover, or towel!  So many uses and at a great price of $24.99 you don't have to break the bank to buy one.  Very zen indeed!

You can get this towel in four colors:  Pink, Grey, Violet, or Placid Blue
#1 Rated Hot Yoga Towel from #Shandali
---Product Description---
#1 Rated Hot Yoga Towel - Mat-Sized, Microfiber, Super Absorbent, Anti-slip, Injury Free, 24" x 72" - Best Bikram Yoga Towel - Exercise, Fitness, Pilates, and Yoga Gear; Lifetime Guarantee

NEW AND EXCLUSIVE TO AMAZON: Increase your confidence and focus while your mat stays dry and you stay safe on your mat - no more slipping around!
ULTRA-ABSORBENT & QUICK-DRYING: The GoSweat towel was designed to soak up more sweat and moisture than any other yoga towel. And it quick-drys in minutes! Just hang and dry!
YOGA | GYM | BEACH - LIGHTWEIGHT & EASY: The GoSweat towel is a perfect companion to any activity. Lightweight, so you can carry it easily to and from your yoga studio. Versatile so you can use it at the gym, pool, beach, and other activities.
SAVES YOU MONEY: Extends the life of your yoga mat by creating a hygienic layer between you and your mat. Survives countless washings (cost-savings)!
HASSLE-FREE MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE! If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, within 30 days, please return your Shandali GoSweat for a no-questions asked, full refund.
#HotYoga #Shandali  #HotYogaTowel #Bikram
 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel Review

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  • #1 Rated Travel Towel - MICROFIBER - Guarantee Bleed Free - Includes Hook
  • #UltraSportsTravelTowel
I am a big time world traveler.  I like to just get away for 3 or 4 weeks at a time.  I like to mix up budget and higher end travel, but no matter what I always pack light!  You want to have everything packed as small as possible when you are traveling through several countries.  I have been on the lookout for a good travel towel.  I had just never been able to justify the high price associated with them. 

I received the medium size travel towel (24"x 48") as I want anything I use for travel to have many uses(beach cover, towel, blanket for overnight travel).  It arrived quickly.  I also got it in morning sky blue because I did not want to risk leaving it behind while traveling.  Well I have been using this towel for a couple weeks and I am impressed!  Like others have said I was surprised at how lightweight and thin the material is.  I am not disappointed, just surprised.  After the first time I was hooked with this travel towel.  I like that you can just wrap it around each body part and just let it blot and soak up the water.  It is excellent after drying myself I use it to wrap up my hair to help it dry quickly as well.  I have washed it several times and the stitching has held up well.  I am looking forward to taking this backpacking in Thailand soon as every ounce and square inch is precious when backpacking. I have not noticed any smells from the towel after several uses; probably because it drys so darn fast.  I liked that the drying loop is in the middle of one side for easy drying on a hook. Between the great quality, the size, and the price I definitely recommend this Shandali Travel and Sports Towel. 
  • #UltraSportsTravelTowel

NEW AND EXCLUSIVE TO AMAZON: Lighten your load and stay dry all day long with new and advanced microfiber lightweight material
ULTRA-ABSORBENT & QUICK-DRYING: Support your active lifestyle with a towel that absorbs wetness and drys 10x as fast as a cotton towel
TRAVEL | SPORT | CAMPING | BEACH: Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel is multi-purpose towel that allows you to use the same great towel in multiple places. Enjoy it during a relaxing day at the beach, a kick-*** workout at the gym, or while you're camping out on a kayaking trip
100% MICROFIBER MATERIAL: Soft on your skin, super-durable, and extra-compact so you hardly notice it's in your bag. Take it backpacking and keep your load light
HASSLE-FREE MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, within 30 days, please return your Shandali UltraSport for a no-questions asked, full refund

It currently comes the following sizes:
Small (20”x40”)
Medium (24”x48”)
You can choose from the following colors:
Morning Sky (Light Blue), Pebble & Stone (Light Gray), or River Blue (Dark Blue)

Purchase it here on Amazon 
  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chapstick Dual-ended Hydration Lock lip balm

Chapstick Dual-ended Hydration Lock lip balm

I received a free sample from Smiley 360 in exchange for my opinion about this product. This opinion is 100% my own. I really liked that there were two products in one. I used the two sides at different times of the day. The moisture side for daytime and the Renew at night. while I enjoyed the feeling of both sides I wondered why they couldn't be combined into one all powerful lip product. I would have understood if one was SPF for sunlight and the other without, but I guess the two formulas were made for different issues. Both sides seemed to hydrate and protect. Neither side seemed to last more than an hour though so I had to reapply often. I did not get chapped lips as I was applying the Chapstick on a regular basis but I could tell when it was time to reapply when I was outside and my lips would get that tight feeling. The scents for both were nice and light.  
After a couple of weeks with this in my purse I put this by my nightstand and used the renew side before sleep.  I have really noticed a difference when I wake up!  In this dry cool weather I used to wake up with crackly lips but I have been waking up with nice soft kissable kips.  Now if ChapStick could do something for morning breath...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Trind Nail Care Giveaway ($90 ARV) ~ Ends 11/20

Trind Nail Care Giveaway ($90 ARV)

Sponsored by: Trind USA
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Deliciously Savvy was contacted by Trind to review this fabulous Nail Care Package and of course I had to say yes! I have seen other posts for this Nail Care company and the reviews were awesome, so naturally I had to give it a try. Now, Deliciously Savvy gets to giveaway the exact same collection! This is what 1 LUCKY winner will receive:

1 LUCKY winner will receive:

  • Trind Moist & Shiny (Nail Magic Buffer, Moisturizing Nail Balsam, and Nail Repair)

3 polishes (2)
  • 1 Caring Colors Nail Polishes in a gorgeous fall color lineup (Red Shimmer, Dark Tan, and Deep Blue Shimmer)

polishes and bag
  • A Beautiful Black Patent Leather Look Makeup Bag

$90 ARV!!!

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Giveaway Dates: 11/01 12AM EST until 11/20 12 AM EST
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Lootcrate FEAR Unboxing October 2014


As I am delving into the world of subscription boxes and reviews I came across another bloggers review of Lootcrate.  Actually I may have seen a tweet about it.  Don't remember... Well I clicked on something and am so happy that I did.  I purchased this(thanks to that person's affiliate discount code) October crate for my Mr Man.  Lootcrate is a subscription box for mostly gamers in mind.  Each month has a theme that the products are geared around.  Well October 2014 theme was Fear.  The previous years October Lootcrate's items were a lot of zombie themed items so I thought, what the, heck, maybe he will enjoy a few things and at least we will have fun opening it.  I did not tell him where his Halloween gift was coming from because I did not want him to have any spoilers.  Oh man was he surprised.
The first item was a t shirt in his size(you give them the size) that has a large skull on the front.  Okay.  But wait.  That skull is made up of dozens of cats!  Bwahahaha.  Mr. Man was not really into it at first.  But as time wore on he really thought it was funny.  Not wear outside of the house funny but will probably become the t-shirt of choice for watching the Walking Dead.

Next up was some 3D paper glasses, useful later we suspected.

Got the book How to Survive a Sharknado.  I was excited, Mr Man was a bit meh about it.  I thought it was great because we watched it together last summer.  It is a survival manual about how to live through many highly improbable scenarios.  Hey, you can never be too prepared.  Great little reads for a little downtime.

Next we got a little pin with the Lootcrate Fear title.  Moving on
Got a code for some SMITE skins sound pack things.  Apparently a gamer thing.  If someone wants the code just leave a message at the bottom of the page.
Got a Toxic Sour Candy.  Mr Man quote:  "They can't all be winners."

Next up was an art card of two cartoon men with the caption 'Oh Brother'. First real excitement from Mr Man.  This is a Walking Dead cartoon and pretty cool.

We got to the Lootcrate magazine next.  Now we know what the 3D glasses are for.  OH WOW.  Ok that is pretty cool and there is 3D artwork throughout the magazine.

Got some Slashes & Bites temporary tattoos.  These look pretty neat and Mr. Man liked them.

Next big excitement was an exclusive Lootcrate Walking Dead comic book(graphic book?)  Seemed to be a lot of excitement there.

Last was this pretty cool box.  We think from another video game, Dead Rising.  It is this amazing sledgehammer rotating saw weapon pen!  It is really high quality.  Very well made.  Mr Man said he can't wait to show it off.

Well I think this box was a huge success.  Especially as we are not gamers and there was only one small thing(the code) that was specifically for an online game.  I canceled the subscription as I do not think that the other themes are really our thing but I will definitely keep this in mind for next Halloween's gift.

The boxes are $13.37 plus S&H.  Total price $19.37.  You can order a monthly subscription or a multi month subscription for a discount.  I canceled after this delivery and the cancellation was quick and painless.  I recommend you check out the website and some of their themes.  The next one is BATTLE.  Should be cool!

Crowdtap Campbell's Tasters Super Sampler Box

#Crowdtap  ‪#‎DiscoverCampbells‬ ‪#‎CampbellsTasters‬ ‪#‎Sponsored‬

I received these products for testing and review purposes, compliments of Crowdtap.

Once again Crowdtap has gone above and beyond my expectations!  I filled out a short survey and was picked to review products that Campbell's has recently introduced.  Now several hundred crowdtappers also got this package so it is not too difficult to be chosen for a sample and share package.  I have also been NOT chosen for some of the sample packages.  I do not get upset because Crowdtap is great about having several opportunities each month for people to try.  What I am saying is that you should try for a couple of months and see what fun items you can review and share. 

Anyhoo.... back to this super awesome Sample box.

OK  now normally when you are given sample opportunities you get, well, sample sizes.  But not this time!  These are all full size products that you would purchase from your local  store.  8 Total full size Campbells products plus some great gifts like the cutting board, wooden spoon, cocktail shaker, and reusable grocery bag.  It is always a smart thing to replace your wooden spoons and all cutting boards periodically for safety so I am pleased with these extras.   I was a little bummed that there was not a bottle of one of the new V8 Splash bottles but they got that covered with a coupon for a free full size product in the coupon/tips/recipe booklet.  I see a spicy Mango V8 Splash cocktail in my near future.

It is almost embarrassing how excited I was.  I can imagine it was the same way I was when I was 6 and getting a lot of Strawberry Shortcake toys for Christmas.... How about we don't do the math to see how old that makes me okay.  Moving on...

Well I can't wait to try these out and will give you all a follow up on what I do with these items.  So take care and get tapping!  

Influenster #SurfsUp VoxBox

                                                               #Influenster #GotItFree #SurfsUpVoxBox

I received these products for testing and review purposes, compliments of Influenster.

So I am finally posting about my first VoxBox I got it free this summer from Influenster. When it arrived I was surprised that I got so many products! It was like a fun late birthday present. Influenster wanted me to try out the products and let them know what I think. Some products wanted to be reviewed on Amazon and I sent a report to Influenster for some of the products.

 The first item that I looked at was the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration after sun lotion. I really liked this product. It was not sticky or slimy going on. The lotion quickly absorbed into my skin. I remember years ago hearing that you should not use a thick lotion after getting sun. I think because it kinda acts like an insulator. Not sure if that is at all true but I always do try for more of a lotion and less of a thick cream for after sun. Well this after sun lotion is nice and smooth, it goes on easily and absorbs quickly. I love the light scent as it reminds me of the sun so it keeps the feeling of being at the beach going. I am not sure about using this for an everyday product but I really enjoyed it for after sun use.

 The next item I tried was the First Aid Shot Therapy Pain Relief. I was not sure of the results. I took it the day after a rough workout that left me super sore. I thought the taste was ok not amazing but definitely not a bad flavor. It seemed to do the trick as my aches were lessened within 20 minutes. I am very glad it worked. I am not sure about the price though. But I would probably get a few if on sale to keep at work.

 I also tried out the Sinful Colors nail polish in Aqua. At first I was unsure if I would like the polish. It goes on a lot thinner than I am used to in nail polishes. But oh my gosh the color lasts! I used three coats and after a week I did not have any chipping. This never happens with my nails. Eventually the polish was wearing off on the ends but that was due to my harsh wear and tear on my hands. I liked the aqua color for summer and it was a great polish for pedicures. I plan on getting some more colors for my hands to wear too.

 I got a coupon for a free at home smoothie kit from Jamba Juice. I really love getting a Jamba Juice but as they are not near my neighborhood I love that they are now at my local Publix to make on my own. I got the Mango-a-go-go to blend at home. I thought the flavor was the same at home that I made as when I go to a Jamba Juice store. I also got a coupon for money off my next one and tried the Caribbean Passion and made an adult version. Still tasty

The last item I received to try for free was the Covergirl Bombshell Curvacious by Lashblast Mascara.  Wow, that was a mouthful.  I am pretty particular with my mascaras as I have the worst trouble with racoon eyes after an hour. This mascara did stay on my lashes so that is great and made me happy. The issues I have are that first the tube is HUGE. I mean really something that I can not throw in my purse or make-up bag. The other problem that I had was my lash tips would brush together and snag every so often. I made sure to put on a light coat but that apparently did not help. I will continue to work on a thinner application as I do like that it does not run.


Well you can see from all this wonderful stuff that I am hooked, hooked, hooked on Influenster.  I just got another Voxbox and will post soon to tell you all about it.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Crowdtap Advil Sample & Share I got a Sample & Share pack from Advil and I wanted to post about it

 Advil® Film-Coated - #FastAdvil #Sponsored

                                                    Advil Film-Coated 
Through Crowdtap I was given a kit about the latest advance in pain relief by Advil
Advil® Film-Coated for faster pain relief than ever before.  Well okay, we will see about that.

My kit included the following items:
  • 8 2-count samples of Advil® Film-Coated
  • Sampling Instructions
  • 4 Coupons 
I had hoped to have a lovely display of the package opening but I was not the one to get the mail that
 day so the pic is less than artistic... But hey, he did remember to take a picture so there is that...*facepalm*
I gave a couple to Mr Man to take to work and share and I handed out the rest on my end.  Mr Man
 has heel pain issues so he has to ice his foot regularly after workouts.  I told him to try this out next 
time and let me know how it worked.  He said that he was happy to get back to work soon after taking
 the  Advil® Film-Coated pills and gave a pack to his co-worker to try.  

I handed out my packs and coupons and my friends who said that this will come in handy soon enough.  I also
let them now I got these samples through Crowdtap and what Crowdtap is all about.  If you want a $3.00 off 
coupon for Advil® Film-Coated just go to their main page HERE
Thank you again Advil® Film-Coated and Crowdtap!

 I received free samples of Advil® Film-Coated in exchange for a sample review.
 The opinion expressed in this blog is solely my own and has not been influenced by any third party.