Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pure Romance with Cate Review

I was kind of excited when our main admin told me I could review some Pure Romance samples. I honestly have only tried one of Pure Romance's products before. The samples I received were Coochy Original and Body Dew Original. I had never tried either of these products before.

So let's talk about the Coochy Original first. Coochy is a conditioning shave cream and is one of Pure Romance's most popular products. It states that it will block those little red bumps that sometimes appear when you shave and that it is so moisturizing it can even double as a hair conditioner. It's really creamy and reminded more of a conditioner than a shaving cream. I decided to try it out as a conditioner because I had recently shaved and it made me go "hmmm a shave cream as conditioner?"  So I washed my hair, added the coochy and sat patiently in the tub thinking I wonder if my hair is going to be greasy and dry when I get done.  My hair was so soft and smelled so good. It actually made my hair softer and smelled better than my name brand conditioner. I was very pleased. Coochy comes in Original, Exotic Escape, Radiant Orchid, and Sweet Fantasie.

Next up is the Body Dew Original.  Body Dew is an after shower body oil mist. It is pheromone-infused and specially formulated with a unique blend of essential oils to keep skin feeling hydrated and sensually smooth all day long.  I received sample packets and this made it a bit hard as when I ripped it open I spilled most of it down my leg. It is rather runny in a sample pack but it would be perfect in a spray bottle which is how the product is sold. My leg was really oily but not greasy. After I got it all spread out my skin was super soft and it really did last all day. It also smelled great. I wouldn't try a sample pack again since I am clumsy but I would for sure buy the mist in the bottle, it would make for a much easier application. The Body Dew also comes in Original, Exotic Escape, Radiant Orchid, and Sweet Fantasie just like the Coochy.

I also received a nice party brochure. It shows you reasons to join Pure Romace such as setting your own hours, partying all the time, and making some cash along the way. It also tells you the four easy steps to throwing a party. Pure Romance also sells a variety of bedroom toys, massage oils, gels and much more. If you are interested in purchasing products, hosting a party, or joining Pure Romance I encourage you to check out Cate Kriner's Pure Romance Facebook page as well as her website.

-Krystal Dunlap

Jackpot Candle Review & Giveaway

Have you ever heard of Jackpot Candles? They don't have independent consultants like Jewelry in Candles or JewelScent, but their products are similar! With their 100% soy hand poured candles, which are also made in the USA, comes a bonus surprise piece of jewelry of your choice! What could be better than a hidden piece of jewelry in your candle than being able to choose the jewelry type; earrings, necklace, rings 6, 7, 8, or 9. We all know how upsetting it is to get that one BEAUTIFUL piece of jewelry that doesn't fit on our finger. 

That said, when I was given the opportunity to review a candle of my choice, with my choice of jewelry, from Jackpot Candles I definitely jumped at that opportunity. Who wouldn't?

Well I received it a couple days later, they said it would be the following day, and I received it two days after! So prompt shipping times, no long waits like with some companies. 

Here is how the inside packaging looked. 

Inside of that was the watermelon candle I chose with bubble wrap, that's the fun part! The sheet of bubble wrap, wraps around the whole candle and then some for a nice added protection.

This is the important part. The bottom of the candle should tell you what jewelry you chose, I chose a size 9 ring because that's what fits my ring finger. It also gives you a disclaimer, instructions, and a warning on the label. 

Now for the LONGEST....WAIT....EVER, burning the candle. The watermelon scent is literally like watermelon ChapStick. Perfect in every way, subtle, but very easy to tell what it is. 

Look, we are almost there. If you look close enough you can see the darker toned foil with the jewelry in it!

....and the moment we have all been waiting for! The reveal! The foil is glued to the side of the glass candle jar which contains the jewelry in it. Upon unwrapping the foil, there is a little "pill pouch" baggy that contains the surprise jewelry. 

The jewelry has finally been revealed, but first, the "secret code." The code is on the tag that the piece of jewelry contains. This is important, you must log onto appraisal on the Jackpot Candles site, enter the code and find out what your jewelry is worth!

Our beautiful red ring was worth $18. This is great! Isn't it convenient that they allow you to check the appraisal of your jewelry without the hassle of having to leave your home and go to a jewelry store? I think so.

The final reveal. I love it. Usually a size 9 fits a little snug, so that it wouldn't fall off when doing daily things, but this one ran a little bigger than normal. Either that, or my finger went on a diet. On a more serious note, the ring is a beautiful red diamond with a cutout band. 

Wanna know a secret? There is even more! Check below and enter!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MUV Running Armband Review



These iPhone 5c & iPhone 6 MUV armbands are awesome! It was a bit of a tight squeeze to get the phone into this harder, thicker padded material with a screen protector which was harder to get the phone's in there, but that's okay we wouldn't want our phone falling out of it and busting, right? We do a lot of walking, bike riding, and jogging in my family so this is perfect so that we do not have to try holding onto the phone and constantly worry about dropping it or even worse, ACTUALLY dropping it. When I was given the opportunity to receive this for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review I had to take it! The armband is perfect and can hear the music clearly even through the armband. I love it and could never picture not having it now! I will say I like this a little better than the other one's I have had because it seems like it was last longer and is made a little better than the other's. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dehydrator Sheets Review

Everyone has head of a food dehydrator, right? At least most people have. While I have a food dehydrator to make my own jerky and such, I do not use it very often so I didn't use these sheets for them! Instead, I found that they were the same as my non-stick baking mats that I had gotten and tried using them for that! They work perfectly, I cut some into small sheets, longer sheets, and wider sheets for when I make different things. Sometimes I only need a little amount, sometimes I need a bigger sheet. I went on and saw that people were saying they used them to bake as well which is great considering I didn't want to just "do it" without really knowing if I could or not. I am glad I was given the opportunity to receive these for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. 

JewelScent by Tyra Review & Giveaway - CLOSED

Everyone has heard of all these different candle companies like Yankee Candles, right? Especially the companies that have candles with a piece of jewelry in it like Jewelry Candles, Jewelry in Candles, and Diamond Candles. BUT, have you ever heard of body scrubs, aroma beads, and soap bars having a hidden surprise inside? I know I hadn't, well here and there I had heard about that soap, but never aroma beads or bars of soap! Well, I am here to tell you about my experience with JewelScent by Tyra. She is a great, fun person, and the perfect saleswoman! I think direct sales are good for her! Now before I get too far into the review, I have to mention, I was given this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, all opinions are 100% my own. She allowed me to try ANYTHING from her online website. With all the options from classic candles, signature candles, body scrubs, soaps, beads and tarts, all of which include a bonus piece of beautiful jewelry, this was a tough decision, but I decided to go with the Body Scrub. 

Hawaiian Pineapple body scrub was sold out at the time of my choosing, but when I asked her if they were going to be restocking them at all, she said she actually had one she had ordered prior that she could reship to me once she received it. She was very nice and I am very pleased to be doing business with her. Now onto the product.

Every product from JewelScent comes with a piece of jewelry of YOUR choice in ring 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 valued between $10 and $7,500.

When you receive a product, make sure to look at the bottom. The label on the bottom will give you instructions and let you know what jewelry size it should be. I ended up getting a size 8 which is perfect because it's normally what I would wear. Also, if you look REALLY closely, you can see above the label there is a white foil, that is what the jewelry is inside! So you can see that the jewelry is on the bottom of the jar. In order to get there you would normally have to use the entire jar of body scrub first, right? Wrong.

I asked Tyra if there was an easier way to get the jewelry faster so that I could provide this review in a timely manner. She informed me that if I turn it upside down and tap on it a little the body scrub would come out in a chunk. Which it did. The foil was right on top of the pile when I dumped it out. 

To put the body scrub back into the container, I picked up the paper towel with it on there and held the container sideways and turned the paper towel sideways and just slid it back in there with no mess. 

Now it's time to unwrap the foil and see what your surprise looks like....

Almost there....

Here it is!

It has a little tag, on one side of the tag it tells you the size you ordered.

On the other side, it gives you an appraisal code! To check the value of your piece you go to the appraisal page on their website located all the way at the bottom of the page.

Woohoo, mine was appraised at $10! That's a $10 ring I didn't have before!

Now, since I actually did use the product after getting my jewelry out, the Hawaiian Pineapple smells divine. Very strong pineapple, almost like a Pina Colada. It's really soft and smooth unlike some body scrubs with the gritty feel. It made my calloused and rough feet soft and smooth as silk. I really love how refreshed my feet feel afterwards. 

Now for the best part....the GIVEAWAY

All you have to do is like JewelScent by Tyra
Comment below with the EXACT scent of soap you would choose if you won! Guesses will be removed! Don't copy your neighbor.

Infuser Bottle Review

I always told myself I would never pay $10 for an infuser water bottle when I can just use my own Mio or drink packets, or even just make my own ice cubes of frozen fruit that infuse my glass of water slowly. Boy did I find out how wrong that decision was when I received the opportunity to review this Infuser Bottle for FREE in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. 

When I was scoping it out, trying to get my feel for how it worked before using it, I unscrewed the cap. Upon doing that, I realized that you then have to unscrew the infuser part of the cap. When I unscrewed that and pulled it off, out popped a filter which prevents the fruit in the infuser part from coming through the cap when you take a drink. 

Like any other dish you get, before using this bottle, I washed it out with warm soapy water since it is not dishwasher safe. Once it was done air drying, I filled it with a bottle of Aquafina water because our well water isn't very good. Topped it off with our purified water filter and filled the infuser with one frozen strawberry, one frozen grape, one frozen cherry, and one frozen peach. Upon further inspection, when I went to open the cap to take a sip of my freshly infused fruit water, I realized that I was unable to. 

Then it hit me, when I looked at the side, there was a lock and unlock image, with an arrow pointing to which one it was on, in which I needed to switch it. Then I was able to push the button and it popped right open. You don't get a whole bunch of drink when you take a sip, but it's enough to taste the freshly infused water. I now love this water bottle, especially when on the go.