Friday, August 29, 2014

Weekend No Rules Blog Hop #33


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

























































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Monday, August 25, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten!


Flashback to last year.

She looks about ready to take on Kindergarten, lol.

Waiting for the bus!

We asked her if she was excited or nervous. She said no, she is just patient and calm.


A quick side hug, that's all I got! Lol.

Daddy got a quick hug too, Brynna got a goodbye kiss. Then she was off! Woulda taken a pic of her getting on the bus, but I walked with her.






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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Influenster Vitality VoxBox Review!


I just received my second VoxBox from Influenster, and it's even better than my first one! SIX free products to review; I didn't even know where to start!


The theme of this VoxBox is vitality. It came at a perfect time for me since about a month ago, I decided to make focusing on myself more of a priority. I'm slowly realizing that I can be a good mom, and still have my own life. :) Anyway, onto the loot!!


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The first thing that caught my eye when I opened my package was the Pure Leaf Iced Tea. I love tea! Coffee has been disagreeing with me more and more, so now I drink tea daily instead. I usually brew my own because I don't want a lot of extra ingredients, like preservatives. I was surprised and pleased to see that Pure Leaf sweet tea only has 3 ingredients: brewed tea, sugar, and citric acid. It was super yummy too! I will definitely be getting this regularly from now on.


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The next thing I noticed was the Softlips® Cube. My lips are always so dry, I usually have to put chapstick on constantly. I've been putting this on for a few days now and I love it. It lasts a long time so I don't have to reapply it very often throughout the day. Plus it's vanilla scented and smells heavenly!


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When I saw the Bikini Ready Energy Gummies, I was a bit suspicious. I am wary of supplements, especially ones claiming to support weight loss. But these are basically just a B12 vitamin with some caffeine (less than the amount in a cup of coffee). So at the end of the day when Steven gets home and I finally get the chance to exercise, these are great for giving me the little energy boost I need to get going. One down side, they have a bit of a weird after taste. (Also, they're not recommended for nursing moms, but after reading the ingredients, and considering that Bryn is almost 2 and only nurses a couple minutes each day, I decided it would be ok to try them.)


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I have not had the chance to use First Degree® Advanced Burn Cream yet, but I'm accident prone and often burn myself while cooking or straightening my hair. So I'm sure I'll get a chance to try this out soon. Apparently it helps reduce scarring, so that's a plus. And I like that it's homeopathic!


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Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™ I'm not a huge fan of tampons and don't usually use them. It's not that I have a real reason for it, I just don't like the idea of them. I did review these, but I don't really know how these rate compared to other tampons since it's been ages since I used one. But I did like these. I wore one during a busy day with the kids, and also during my run, and it never leaked. I can't say I'm converted to using tampons, but I think I'll at least use them when exercising/running.


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Elizabeth Arden FLAWLESS FUTURE Powered by Ceramide™ Caplet Serum is meant to help with early signs of aging by improving skin tone and texture. So I don't know if I'm really the target audience for this product at age 26, although maybe people are starting early with the anti-aging products these days? Anyway, I did try the product. It dried in under a minute. I was worried it would feel stiff when it dried, but it didn't. I couldn't even tell it was there. It lightly moisturized my skin and didn't make it oily. I'm not sure about reducing the early signs of wrinkles, since I don't really have any yet... (I don't think?!) ...but if you have sensitive skin and you're looking for an anti-aging treatment, I would recommend this. About 90% of the skin products I try irritate my skin and give me eczema, so I feel like anything that doesn't is probably really high quality.





I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster! :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekend No Rules Blog Hop #32


This hop will run every week from Friday morning(ish) to Sunday night. No rules, link up anything! As many links as you want. Taking a button is optional. Remember, visiting other links is what makes blog hops work! Thanks for participating, have fun. :) For more link-ups, check out my blog hop library.