Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bic Gel-ocity Gel Pens

I recently had the opportunity to try the Bic Gel-ocity retractable gel pens. I received a package of three pens for free from Smiley360 to try and review.

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The pens are retractable. I pretty much prefer this over caps for several reasons. Mainly because I don't always cap my pens tightly enough or I just lose the caps. These pens write really smooth and they dry really quick. No smears or smudges, mean a more professional and neat look. The colors are vibrant too.

I use gel pens often in my scrapbooking and card making. I look forward to purchasing more colors and build up my collection.

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I'm adding a short clip so you can see how fast it dries.

*** I received complimentary products/samples to review in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. This is not a paid or sponsored post ***

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Review & Coupon: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

This is a big year for me. I turn the big 5-0 later this year. A half a freakin' century. Although I'm thrilled and thankful to still be alive, I'm staring to see those tell tale signs that I'm not getting younger. I'm seeing slight crows feet and uneven skin tone. I also have some sun spots due to my reckless sun worshipping days in my youth. I try to take extra special care of my skin and have a daily regimen that includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning, serums & moisturizers.

I recently received Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid from BzzAgent to try and review.

Product Details:

What makes this product unique?
Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant rapidly exfoliates both the skin's surface and inside the pore, unclogging pores and improving skin’s appearance. The result is a dramatic improvement in the skin's appearance, feel and function, which leads to healthier-looking skin and a noticeable improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.
There is a great deal of research indicating that BHA (salicylic acid) drastically smooths the surface of skin. The lightweight liquid formula allows for a faster, but gentle, deep exfoliation rate than our gel or lotion BHA products, so it's an ideal choice for stubborn clogged pores.
This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free with a pH range of 3.2-3.8. Every Paula's Choice BHA product is formulated with additional soothing agents.
Amazing Results
Clinically measured results after 1 week of use*: 
  • 100% had more hydrated skin
  •  89% had reduced fine lines around their nose and mouth
  •  86% had softened forehead wrinkles
  •  89% experienced faster renewal of surface skin cells
Clinically measured results after 4 weeks of use*:
  • 100% had more hydrated skin
  •  96% had brighter skin
  •  96% experienced faster renewal of surface skin cells
  • 93% had reduced fine lines around their nose and mouth
Consumers who used 2% BHA Liquid for at least 30 days saw the following results:
  •  91% saw noticeably healthier-looking skin
  •  90% saw improved skin texture
  •  82% saw visibly smaller pores
*Results based on an independent clinical study
Who is this product for?
All skin types may use this product, but the texture is especially suited for those with normal to oily or combination skin, and blemish-prone skin.
NOTE: Those allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) should not use products containing salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid).

I have been using the product for about three weeks now. I started by using it in the morning and again before going to bed. I found that during the day, my skin would get tingly and itchy while
outdoors. Even with sunscreen. So I decided to just use it in the evening.

My exfoliatiors usually include some sort of granules. The Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid is well, a liquid. I use cotton or a pad to apply. Initially, my skin feels a bit oily but that fades off after about 10 minutes or so. I decided to not use moisturizer afterwards because of this. But then I did notice that my skin felt a bit dry with more frequent use, so I started to moisturizer afterwards again.

Results after just three weeks are difficult to gauge.  However, my skin does feel smoother and looks healthier. Also, I don't know if it's my imagination, but the sun spots appear quite a bit lighter. I plan to continue using the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid until I am done with the bottle that I received. I like the idea of a liquid exfoliant as opposed to granules. If I see continued improvement, especially with the sun spots, I will try another bottle.

I also received 5 sample size bottles that I shared with friends. Four out of five of them have reported good results. Including smoother skin and less break outs. It didn't seem to do much for one of my friends though. Plus she reported that it irritated her skin. She does have very sensitive skin though. So I would suggest a patch test as reactions and results will vary.

Enjoy 20% off plus Free Shipping at Paula's Choice. Use code PRBHA16 at checkout. Expires May 30, 2016

*** I received complimentary products/samples to review in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. This is not a paid or sponsored post ***

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Love, Love, Love the DHC Cleansing Oil! Here's $10 off $30

Get $10 OFF on orders $30 or more from Promo ends 1/31/16 at 11:59PM EST. Shop Now!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Reveal Men by Calvin Klein

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I was recently givin the opportunity to try Calvin Klein's new fragrance for men, Reveal Men thanks to Influenster. My initial impression was not very positive. The scent was a bit too fruity for my taste and not quite what I'm used to in a men's scent. I generally lean towards more musky/woody scents for men. However, after a dried on my husband's skin, the scent softened up a bit and it was more pleasing. Plus, it lasted quite a long time.

Although, Reveal Men would not be my first choice of fragrance for my husband, I would not mind if he wore it. Actually, he did like it himself. So I don't doubt that he will wear it often. Like with many things, scent preference is subjective. What I like might not be what you like. And vice versa. So next time that you're at the fragrance counter check out Calvin Klein's Reveal Men for yourself. Let me know what you think! #RevealMore

*** I received complimentary products/samples to review in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. This is not a paid or sponsored post ***

Monday, September 8, 2014

eSalon, Color Me Pretty (Review)

Here's the thing. Once you start coloring your hair, you just can't stop. Especially since my hair grows so freakin' fast and dark roots just don't look sexy at all. Plus once the greys start popping up, that just adds to my woes. The trouble with having to touch up my roots every 3 weeks is that going to the salon every 3 weeks or so, is just not in my budget. So I usually end up buying a box of one size fits all at Target. Plus, if you're as lucky as me, you will purchase a box that someone decided to switch the color as joke, and end up with jet black hair like I did one time. Trust me, it was not fun at all!

So the other day, I joined a BzzAgent Campaign for eSalon. So how does eSalon work? It's easy peasy. You log on, answer a few survey questions. A colorist will go over your answers and custom blend a color just for you. You can even submit a photo of yourself if you'd like. Then you sit back and wait for your package to arrive.
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My box arrived within a week. In addition to my hair color, I received a few extra goodies thanks to BzzAgent.

The photos above include my extras, but a regular eSalon order includes the following:

~ Your individually crafted hair color.
~ Developer
~ A packet of Stain Guard
~ A packet of Stain Remover
~ Two Pairs of Gloves (non-Latex)
~ A Packet of Shampoo
~ A Packet of Conditioner

The shampoo & conditioner are Sulfate-free and packed with beneficial amino acids and proteins to nourish hair and seal in color. I love that!

The process is easy. Just like store bought stuff, only better because it's custom blended for you.

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So how did I like it? Well, the color was perfect! It was easy to apply and the scent was not horrible. After all was said and done, my roots matched the rest of my hair and my hair felt soft too. Grey coverage was pretty good too. Just a couple of shiny stragglers. I like the gloves that they supply, professional quality. The ones that come in the store bought box are like cellophane and sized to fit a large bear or maybe Mickey Mouse. I also like that they supply stain guard and stain remover.

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I also want to make one quick comment about customer service at eSalon. When I submitted my order, my coupon was not applied. One quick call and it was taken care of. No long wait, no run around. You speak to a real live person and the call is not re-routed to a foreign country.

You can get your own custom color blend plus get 50% off your recurring order via this link to eSalon.

*** I am a BzzAgent. I received complimentary products in exchange for my honest opinion. This is not a paid or sponsored post ***

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

FREE 4 pack Expo Markers

FREE Expo Fine Markers 4 Pack for free at Staples this week. Use the in ad coupon to get this deal. Limit is 2 coupons per day per customer. Offer is valid in stores only.

This makes my teacher daughter VERY happy!

Edit: apparently this is for select regions. Check the weekly ad online for your store. FL, NC and CO have the coupon for $1 instead of free. Not sure about other states.

Friday, March 8, 2013

FREE Office Suite Professional 7 (Limited Time Offer)

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Barnes & Noble Free Friday now includes a FREE app as well. And to kick it off, they are offering Office Suite Professional 7 for FREE. So if you have a Nook Color or Tablet, go here and get it while it is live.