Walmart Winter Beauty Box

Yes! Winter! After the snow we had yesterday, this could be believable. It’s now Spring in Cleveland and I’ll be getting the next Beauty Box soon from Walmart, but somthing had happened with my subscription that sent me this one just last week.

I did some digging and could only decipher that some of the subscriptions got messed up and you had to resign up at Walmart’s BB site. I also discovered that you can sign up for “Trendsetter” or “Classic.” I am a Trendsetter (T), apparently, and I’m not sure how you can switch or sign up for a new one and specify the type.

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Walmart’s Winter Beauty Box (T) had many baby samples!

bb  Nivea Soft Creme, which is one of my favorites! It’s got a soft fragrance, amazing moisturizing, greaseless, and quick absorption properties. I keep this formula around at all times because it’s great when my skin over-dries in the winter. You can see how I’ve been using it above on the patches of dry skin.

L’Oreal Total Repair 5, which is ranked highly via the link. I don’t know if I really like L’Oreal haircare because it tends to build up on my scalp and leave it weighing down, irrespective of the formula.  I received a full size product that I will be updating at a future date (Influenster). bb

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Pump it up!

Aussie Mega Hairspray is a well-known and reliable product. I can never get into the signature scent, but they are great for needing hairstyles to “stick.”

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser is a product I have tried before and loved. It’s for evening tone and brightening. I haven’t tried it extensively which it probably takes continuous use to see results. It claims it doesn’t overdry skin, and I would agree. My combination skin does well with it. I really love the scent of the white tea & vitamin e. bb

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L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream is amazing! I actually really love the L’Oreal skincare line. The best part of this cream is that it has a high SPF and provides an amazing finish over the skin that can be worn alone. I have combination skin and this keeps my pores open and happy when worn alone over my daily Olay moisturizer. I suggest for all skin types and tones. It’s an awesome finishing cream that is truly instant!

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Crest 3D White Brilliance is a 2-part whitening system that is absolutely brilliant as a product! I needed this product badly because the whitening systems I use now bother my tooth where my gum receded. This helps target areas on my teeth and actually whiten them evenly. I drink a ton of black coffee daily and don’t brush right after, so this is amazing for protection and whitening through the day. I love this system and was hoping for a coupon, but I’ll continue to watch my ads to get the full version!

bb Jergens Natural Glow was sent in 3-day increments to see how quickly the results show and stay. I was intrigued by the claim that the scent was “award-winning.” I did not try this one. I sent to my sister who tried it and said she didn’t like the scent. It’s similar to their almond signature, but the tanning essence adds a nauseating element. The color showed quickly and lasted if you minimally showered, didn’t sweat, and had more than 3 days. Overall, it’s not like other ones that take a while to absorb and it has a good color, not very orangey.

Lastly, they included Ken Paves You Are Beautiful shampoo and conditioner. I didn’t like the package and the reviews made me hesitant. I will be giving this one away because I have a very sensitive scalp and would rather not experience terrible side effects.

I also uploaded a video unboxing to my YouTube page.

 

If you have any experience with the above items, I’d love to hear your opinion in my comments! I’ll be posting the Spring edition soon.

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Garnier SkinActive Party!

I was sent a Garnier SkinActive Party pack free from Crowdtap in order to review honestly and share with whomever I choose for participating in the Garnier crowd.

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My party trying their Garnier gear!

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Makeup removed in a single swoop with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water!

I was sent a box of wonderful goodies including:

  • $10 Visa giftcard for supplies
  • 11 Product Info Cards
  • 1 Pack of QUALITY cotton swabs
  • 11 samples of Garnier Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
  • 8 samples of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (Regular)
  • 2 samples of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (Waterproof)
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Box packed with quality items!

I was so excited to host my party with my sisters who range in age from mid-30s to young-20s. We all have different skin types from dry, oily, combo, t-zone troubles, hormonal imbalances, etc, so it’s rare to find items that work for all of us…. HOWEVER, both the moisturizer and cleanser worked amazingly for all of us with no irritation!

The Garnier Micellar Cleansing water is extremely different! It requires no rinse and it takes off make up with one swoop of the cotton pad. It moisturizes and doesn’t clog my pores. It brightens my skin and makes it feel supple and brighter. The Waterproof version is a bit more oily in my opinion and my younger sister’s, but my older sisters thought it was perfect for their stubborn eyeliner and mascara.

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My party trying their Garnier gear!

The Micellar Cleansing Water attracts dirt and grime from even caked-on makeup from the day before. It swipes it away and leaves your skin fresh, clean, and hydrated! It’s amazing and doesn’t need to be rinsed, as I discussed, so it’s great as a travel companion. It is comparable to luxury brands and at amazing value! Garnier amazes me with their new products at affordable prices. I never really tried them before, but thanks to Crowdtap, I’ve become a lover of the brand!

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Wowed by the Micellar Cleansing Water!

Next, we tried the Garnier Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15, which is quite a mouthful, but it’s a bargain-ful as well! I usually don’t like SPF moisturizers due to the chemical scent and propensity to bother my eyes. However, this one absorbs so quickly that I didn’t notice a scent and it didn’t seep near my eye area whatsoever. It made my skin feel good and one of my resolutions was to take better care of my skin by protecting from the sun. My sister-in-law especially loved it because she travels to California frequently for business and was looking for an easy SPF moisturizer that had added benefits, Garnier foot the bill! garn6

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Garnier even gained a smaller fan 😀

Overall, all of us were pleased with both Garnier products. We found no pitfalls or disappointments, the products exceeded expectations and we will be trying more Garnier products in the new year!

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s a good party? Coffee, Garnier, & sisters 🙂

Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent

I received complimentary samples of Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent Lotion & Body Wash from Crowdtap in order to test and review honestly.

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Moisturizing my dry legs from the winter air.

Aveeno has a few gentle scents, but I was sent the nourishing coconut. My only qualm about this lotion and wash is that the coconut scent is terrible to me. It doesn’t even smell like a gentle scent, it’s annoying to my nostrils because it’s fake and trying to be very natural.

The lotion absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a scent whatsoever. It is very mild and I have sensitive skin, I think anyone could use it who needs mild scents and lotion.

The body wash doesn’t later much, which I love. It is moisturizing and great for shaving, actually. It doesn’t leave a lasting scent when you leave the shower either like many other washes.

skin I haven’t seen the full size bottles in stores, yet, but I guess I wasn’t looking for them. My Crowdtap participation has taught me a lot about Aveeno and how they are made by one of my most beloved companies: Johnson & Johnson. They have quality products that I am anticipating trying their baby line as it’s what I grew up with, but Aveeno is intended to be more natural.

I’d give this lotion & body wash a 7/10. I don’t know if I really like all natural hygiene products yet because they lack the fragrance and lathering factor I have come to love. I’m anticipating new formulas soon.

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Fresh out the shower with Aveeno!

O.B.eliever from Crowdtap

I received o.b. complimentary through Crowdtap to review honestly and share.

I was able to try the applicator-free ProComfort tampons and I have to say I was excited. I shared them immediately with my sister.

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Big sister trying o.b. for the first time

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Inspection

We opened them and they were very soft and silky. The fabric was better than any other tampon we have felt; however, the way it opened made us skeptical. We loved how small they were, I was able to easily carry in my pocket on the go this weekend.

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Easy to toss in my pocket.

After using them, they are super easy to put in and comfortable. I don’t have a heavy flow and found these regular did not protect well at all. I was not able to work out and really love without worrying about a leak. I had to use a liner to make sure I was protected.

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Kept in my bathroom for guests to try!

These were pretty nice for vacationing and needing to pack light and for light days, but they are not my top choice because I am extremely active working out 5 days a week regardless of my cycle. My sisters are less active and loved them for how great they feel. They are also able to spend a fraction of the cost on feminine hygiene now thanks to O.B.!

TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Hair Products

To be honest, I’m not very sure where I obtained this great sample. I have scoured Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google.

I tried it last weekend before I went out and really liked it. It came with three steps as shown:

3 Steps to Smoothness!

3 Steps to Smoothness!

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Bubbles!

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First, let me take a selfie

The scent was pretty nice and it foams wonderfully!

The real work comes in when when you actually heat it. I followed the directions up until the serum, I didn’t apply it because I wasn’t going to flat iron yet. I blew dry my hair with a roller brush and I loved how it came out.

So smooth & full!

So smooth & full!

I love how natural it made my hair look and it’s so soft. It reduced my split-ends, in my opinion, because it was less frizzy. I can’t wait to try the whole routine this weekend!