What's in my Suave Family Kit?

By now you guys must know how much I love Influenster, right?
Well, let me tell you that I am really excited to share with you the latest VoxBox I received:

Not everyone who qualified for this one, received the same products in their VoxBox, so it's very exciting to see what products other "influensters" got in theirs.

My box included a product for me, one for my husband, and one for my little one!

I already posted my UNBOXING VIDEO and it even includes my husband trying out the Suave Professionals Styling Paste he received (picture below)! Check it out!

 The product that was sent for my use was the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion "Dry Shampoo". It smells delicious! I tested a small amount, and I really liked it, and I will definitely give you guys an update when I have used it a little bit more!

The bottle/can I received is 5 oz. and says that it is for "All Hair Types".

Also, wanted to point out that all 3 products are available at Walmart for the best value!


The last product in my VoxBox was the Suave Kids Styling Gel. It is the 7 oz. bottle and it's in the scent "Cool Ocean Blast". My 9 year old loves it. It holds his hair in place and has a refreshing scent. At the end of a long day, we did notice that he had some white flakes in his hair, which is the only negative thing.  One other good thing I wanted to mention about the gel is that it's "Alcohol Free" and that makes all the difference in the world because it doesn't "dry up" the hair.

Well, I will continue to try out these products and keep you guys updated!

As always, if you'd like more information about how you can become part of Influenster you can visit their page or leave a comment below and I will be happy to answer! The best thing about Influenster is that everything is absolutely free! You get to test out complimentary products and share your opinion with others!

*DISCLAIMER: All products were received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.


Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Influenster

I ♥ nail polish and as you may have already guessed, I got a complimentary nail polish in my Sunkissed VoxBox from Influenster for testing and review purposes! It is the Sinful Colors Sinful Shine with Gel Tech sold exclusively at Walgreens. They have 32 absolutely amazing shades available for a limited time. Price is $2.99! 

The formula is so thick and smooth, I only had to use 1 coat and did not need a base or top coat! It dries very quickly so I was done in a flash! As a mommy, saving time while I make my nails look pretty is an added bonus.

The shade I received in my VoxBox is #1226 "Dark Room" (Even the name is cute!) It's actually a beautiful shiny black. It's the first thing I tried out when I opened my VoxBox. 

(this is closer to the real shade)
I loved it so much, I had to run out to Walgreens today to buy another shade!  The shade I chose is called "Most Sinful" which is a rich blue color (don't know why it looks so light in the picture below) I ♥ love ♥ it! It's perfect for the summer because it reminds me of the ocean. I highly recommend this nail polish! It's true what they say about Sinful Color Sinful Shine nail polish: "it's 5X shinier than a patent leather shoe!"
(the blue shade looks too light in this picture)
*Leave a comment below and let me know if you've tried this nail polish before and if you like it as much as I do?

Here's a review video I did of the "Dark Room" shade -     


Dr. Scholl's® For Her High Heel Insoles - Influenster

Have you ever worn high heels for a special night out and after just a little while wished you hadn't? Well, that's happened to me many times because my feet start hurting shortly after I put on heels. So when I opened up my Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox and saw the Dr. Scholl's® For Her High Heel Insoles, I was excited to try them out! I'd never worn any type of insoles before and now I'm wondering why it took me so long to discover this! They are awesome! I want to put them in all my shoes!

These insoles have an ultra-soft gel arch which works to shift pressure off the ball of your foot and they feel really nice on your feet. Another thing I like is that they have an adhesive which keeps the insoles in place, but they don't ruin your shoe. They are available in Women's Sizes 6-10 and the price is $10.99 I would definitely recommend these if you like wearing heels, but don't wear them because your feet hurt too much. I did note that the first shoes I tried out were a bit "tight" on my feet after I inserted the insoles, so I had to try them out on another pair of heels.

*Please note that I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster in my Sunkissed VoxBox (#SunVoxBox).

Have you ever tried these insoles? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Here I am opening up my Sunkissed VoxBox -


Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream - Influenster

So one of the complimentary products in my Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox was the Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream which has six skincare benefits in one step! I posted a review video. You can watch my video to find out what they are, or just keep reading (or both!). 
This all-in-one skin perfecter, sunscreen (SPF 15), and tinted moisturizer evens tone and refreshes dullness, for flawless looking skin. I love the way it feels on my skin and the soft scent it has. It provides light coverage (not like a foundation), but it is perfect for the beach. If you are in a hurry and don't have time to put on a lot of makeup, but still want to look good #nofilter needed, this is perfect. 

Here's a great tip: I added a setting powder on top to go out and it worked out great!

Available in 2 shades: fair/light and light/medium

What are the 6 skin perfecting benefits?
• Refreshes skin instantly
• Brightens for a radiant glow
• Evens tone with a splash of sheer color
• Hydrates for 24 hours
• Smooths for softer feeling skin
• Protects against UV damage with SPF 15 

Purchasing information: www.olayfresheffects.com 
Amount: 2.5 FL OZ.    Price: $12.99

*Received this product (Olay Fresh Effects) complimentary from Influenster.
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Summer vs. Winter - Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics

What is the biggest difference between winter & summer? 
(Besides the obvious: cold & hot)
Well, I'll tell you... it's my hair!
During the winter it is soft and under control, but when summertime arrives, my hair turns against me and I don't recognize it anymore. Not to worry though because during the summer my hair is usually picked up in a bun which isn't that bad. But this summer is going to be a bit different because inside my Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox I received the Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics (complimentary for testing purposes) in 5 beautifully assorted colors. 

They are made of a silky-stretchy material ribbon which holds my hair surprisingly well. (I have a lot of thick long hair). I love the "knot" they have at one end because it's a cute accent and also gives me something to pull on when I'm wrapping the ribbon around my ponytail. Another thing I really like about these hair elastics is that when I want to let my hair down, I can just wear them as a cute wristband and no one will even know it doubles as a hair ribbon! I give these Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics 5 Stars! *****


Influenster - Sunkissed VoxBox (#SunVoxBox)

I received my Sunkissed VoxBox #SunVoxBox from Influenster today and was so excited to see all the great products (complimentary) that they included for me to test. Can't wait to try them all out! Stay tuned for my reviews on these! I'm really looking forward to trying out the Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles!

When this little box arrives in the mail, it's time to have some fun!

SinfulShine with Gel Tech: $2.99 (exclusively at Walgreens)
*Color in picture is "Dark Room"

Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics: $3.99-$4.99

Is there something you would really like me to test out first? Let me know and I'll be happy to do so! Or maybe you have already tried these out? I'd love to hear what you thought of them.
Olay Fresh Effects (BB Cream) - Skin Perfecting
Tinted Moisturizer with SPF15: $12.00
Dr. Scholl's For Her: $10.99

Check out my unboxing video below! And SUBSCRIBE to My YouTube Channel for more fun videos :)


Where did the time go?

It seems like only yesterday I was coming home from the hospital with a tiny little special package. I was 18 and he was "just born". Today he is 17 (almost 18), already done with high school, and on his way to college. Children are a special gift from God that always seem to grow up way too fast. It's a bittersweet moment for me because he has become an independent responsible young man, but I miss the little boy that depended on me for pretty much everything. I am proud of him and still praying for him. I guess I will be for the rest of my life. It comes with the territory. Prayer keeps me sane. I too depend on God to protect my children and guide them in the right direction. 
Although I still have another little boy to take care of, I feel even my time with him is flying by. He's 9 and already thinking about being in high school! (Stopping now to take a deep breath and a sip of my coffee)... Time waits for no one. Ain't that the truth?  
Kindergarten Graduation
Congratulations to my sweet baby boy who is now a graduate...and to all of the Class of 2013...may God continue to bless your lives and guide you to becoming responsible young men and women!

Do you have a little one that is growing up way too fast? Enjoy every single moment you have because they will be all grown up before you know it!


American Idol in the Making?

My sweet child loves to play the guitar. He basically taught himself how to play watching videos on YouTube.  I'm so proud of him and everything he has accomplished so far. He is a very responsible young man who is about to graduate from High School. He has worked very hard to meet his goals and we encourage him to continue with the same inspiration each day of his life.

He recently began uploading videos to YouTube and I wanted to share them with you. Please show him your support by subscribing to his channel and liking his videos. Thank you!

If you're a parent who loves your children, you'll understand. And if you're not a parent yet...you will!