Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Influenster #TLCVoxBox - Mom on the Go!

Seriously? Influenster loves moms! I LOVE the #TLCVoxBox so much. First of all, anything that includes free gelato is pretty much a win with me. I've used all of the products, so I feel like I have a pretty solid review for each of them! I hope my honest opinions can help you out, especially if you're on the fence about any of the products in this box!

Neosporin Neo To Go! - $4.97 to $7.50
I packed this in my diaper bag as soon as I opened the box. I hadn't even taken it out of the package, yet, but totally thought it was a great product to have with two littles. Last Friday, Norah took a spill on the sidewalk and scraped up her knees pretty badly. I knew I had bandaids, but completely forgot that I had the Neo To Go! I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up my bag and saw that I was awesome and threw this in there. When I cleaned her scrapes, she whined a bit, but as soon as I sprayed the Neosporin on, she said, "All better!" I could barely get the bandaids on before she was ready to fly, again. This is definitely a product I'll purchase when my sample runs out.

Breyers Gelato Indulgences (Coupon for one FREE) - $4.49 to $5.99
I have only tried on flavor of Breyers Gelato Indulgences. The tiramisu is to die for. Coffee and caramel flavors are ribboned throughout, caramel crunchies are on top, and real lady finger cookies line the bottom of the container. Drool. And my favorite thing about gelato is that it's so incredibly rich and creamy that you can't down the entire container in a sitting. It actually lasts about a week in my house, which doesn't happen with ice cream. I feel so fancy eating it and can't wait to try some new flavors!

Ivory Bar Soap: $3.99/10 pack
We've been long-time users of Ivory soap. I've done the cloud science exercise, made homemade laundry detergent, and wash Norah's skin with it (it's great on her eczema). I love the fresh scent and how it leaves our skin and clothes feeling super clean without any leftover residue. I was looking on Pinterest and found some other uses for Ivory, so check out my Ivory Soap pin board, if you're interested. We will always repurchase this product!

AVON Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother: $30
I've never really been big into AVON, but my mom has been. I have always been wary to use wrinkle products because my skin is so oily and I always think they'll break my out. This product is creamy, but not oily and I have been using it at night just to see how it works. It's not a night cream, but a cream-to-powder skin perfecter that actually blurs the wrinkles and lines on your face. I definitely haven't tried anything like this and wouldn't have purchased it on my own, but it totally works. And so far, it hasn't broken my skin out, which is good. My only complaint is that it does have a slight light tint to it, although it's supposed to be translucent. With my summer tan, I definitely have to wear a bronzer or foundation over the Anew product so it's not super visible. So far, so good. I'm still up in the air as to whether or not I'd purchase this in the future. 

Puffs To Go: $0.49/single pack
There isn't a whole lot to say about tissues that everyone doesn't already know. They're necessary! Puffs (these are plus lotion) are super soft and the single carry pack is super convenient for purses, diaper bags, and car consoles! Buy them! Also, these little guys are super cute to stick in gifts, care packages, and to buy in bulk to give to your sick buddies when you take chicken soup to them!

Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card: free
From Influenster:
"The Fuel Rewards Network program at Shell is a free loyalty program that helps you save money on fuel. For a limited time, new members save 25 cents per gallon on their second fill up and 3 cents every time after!"
Honestly, I don't ever go to Shell, but I registered the card and filled up once, just because it was close to my daughters' school. Unfortunately, I didn't save money, because it wasn't my second fill up. And 3 cents a gallon isn't really worth going to Shell for me, since I use Sheetz or Hess, which have prices up to 5 cents lower than Shell on a regular basis. If you're a Shell gas buyer, this would be a great product for you.

Products were provided by Influenster for testing and reviewing purposes. All opinions are honest and my own. If you are interested in a detailed photo review of the AVON Anew product, leave a comment and I'll do that next week! Stay tuned for a redesign around these parts!

Norah Noo is Two!

Little Bean, you have enriched our lives so much in the last two years. You are our full-speed-ahead firecracker. Your smile literally radiates to every person you meet and your heart is so big. You kiss, hug, and snuggle your favorite people, look up to your sister, cling to Mommy, and love to play tag and monster with Daddy. You are so incredibly smart and that intelligence has helped you learn to manipulate me into a big pile of mush. You absolutely love animals and use our dogs as pillows. Your favorite words are "Nope," "That's mine," "Pool time!" and "Sadie." Your favorite color is orange, you love your baby dolls, swimming, school, books, the iPad, sandboxes, and running like a banshee through the house. Your favorite foods are spaghetti, watermelon, cucumbers, and strawberries. You won't turn down pizza or yogurt, either. Two years ago, you were born three weeks early, with a head full of black hair. You have grown and changed so much and we fall more deeply in love with you each day.
Here's that infectious little smile:
We celebrated your birthday on Saturday, June 14 with a picnic and playground play date. Friends and family joined us to watch you turn a year older and you had a blast, climbing the play structure, bouncing in the moon bounce, swinging with Daddy and JoJo, and snuggling Gigi, Pop, Uncle Ryan, and Grandma. Granddaddy came to celebrate Father's Day on Saturday night and you gave him some big hugs, too. You give love so freely to your closest people and we embrace that light so much. Today, we celebrated your birthday at school with brownies and a sing-a-long book. You looked absolutely gorgeous and I could tell that your friends and teachers just adore you. Happy 2nd birthday, Nooveroonies. You are loved more than you'll ever be able to understand.