Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I was invited to try some Burt's Bees Intense Hydration with Clary Sage as part of another BzzAgent campaign. As part of this campaign, I was given a full-size Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser, Intense Hydration Treatment Mask, and Intense Hydration Night Cream.


Yes, this is a beauty blog. But also, it's a blog about the things I get for free or at a discount to try out and tell you about. I've talked about BzzAgent before, and this time I want to tell you about a new campaign I was invited to be a part of--the Pork, Be Inspired campaign. For giving my honest opinion, I was provided with a coupon for $5.00 off of a pork cut of my choosing.

My husband and I picked up a pork loin this evening with the coupon. My campaign kit included a little recipe booklet from the PorkBeInspired.com and we decided to try out the Balsamic Rosemary Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes. It was delicious!

The BzzKit--included a digital meat thermometer (i can't tell you how excited my husband was for this), a little baster, coupons, and lots of recipes! 

Bath & Body Works® Fall Mini Candle

As part of my Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox I got a cute little Bath & Body Works candle. I'm big on home fragrance in any form--candles, diffusers, wax tarts, I love it all. The fragrance I received was Mahogany Teakwood, and it's the first time I've come across this particular scent. The B&BW site describes the fragrance this way: "Revel in the cozy fine woods fragrances of mahogany, cedarwood and oak, highlighted by delicate lavender and geranium notes."

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Beauty Blogger VoxBox

It's here! I'm digging the new Influenster site, and I was so excited to qualify for their Beauty Blogger VoxBox. If you aren't familiar, influenster is a site where you can review products, unlock badges through being active in social media, and hopefully get a chance to receive a VoxBox full of products to try! I've never been disappointed with one, and this was no exception. Here's what I got:

Group Shot. Not pictures: EBOOST drink powder. This is immediately took to work as an afternoon pick-me-up. I work in close contact with the public and, despite valiant efforts, am always getting mild to miserable colds. I've tried the EBOOST powder before, and I love that it's fizzy and the flavor is mild. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Influenster Relaunch

I've shared plenty of influenster product reviews on this blog, so you probably have a general idea of what it is about. You review, share, and answer questions about products to unlock "badges" and the more active you are the better your chances of being sent a "voxbox" full of fun products to try.

Influenster recently got a MAJOR facelift--have you checked out their relaunched site yet? If not, head over to influenster and give it a look! I'm loving the new content they've put out--it's a lot easier to interact, share, and review. It sounds like they've beefed up the number of campaigns they're running, too. It's sort of difficult to navigate from one place to the next, but I suspect that will go away as I get used to the site.

I've got a Beauty Blogger voxbox on the way that I can't wait to share with you! Influenster

Saturday, September 8, 2012

BzzAgnet: UNREAL Candy

Another BzzAgent review! If you haven't checked out BzzAgent yet, I highly recommend it for those of you who actively seek out new products and love to chat about them:) 

Anyway, I was invited to try UNREAL candy for free and give my honest opinions about it. So far I've tried two UNREAL candies: the chocolate peanut butter cups and the chocolate caramel nougat bar.

BzzAgent Glade Expressions

I love fragrance, period. Perfume, wax tarts, candles of all shapes and sizes--and don't even get me started on Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post's perfume, bath, and massage oils! (seriously, go check out their amazing scent catalog). So I was very excited when BzzAgent invited me to try Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and Fragrance Mist. Full disclosure: BzzAgent gave me coupons good for free products, but I am under no obligation to give positive reviews and the opinions expressed here are my own. You can learn more about BzzAgent here.

review and photos after the cut: