All I want for Christmas is...

Santa agreed that I've been good this year so he decided to drop it off early! I was so excited to get chosen to receive this voxbox! It's full of amazing products that I can't wait to test out & share with you! If you'd like to see me in action as I open up my #FrostyVoxBox, check out my video! And if you'd like to see more videos, feel free to subscribe to my channel!

Here are the products I received:

  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
  • Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
  • NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color - Sugar Plum
  • EcoTools Sleek+Shine hairbrush
  • Fruit Vines Bites - Cherry
  • Boots No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED
  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane - Decaf Green Tea

Isn't this the best Christmas gift you have ever seen? Stay tuned to my blog for individual reviews of all the items inside my Influenster #FrostyVoxBox

If you love receiving FREE products, trying them out & sharing your opinion with others, I invite you to join me on Influenster!

*All products mentioned were received complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. The opinions shared are 100% my own!


2nd Annual Hidden Valley Ranch Feast!

My all time favorite ranch dressing has always been Hidden Valley Ranch, so I was super excited when I had the opportunity to host a feast thanks to Crowdtap! These are the complimentary items I received: 

  • Bottle of Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing
  • Dip Clips 
  • Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing & Seasoning Mix packets
  • Hidden Valley Team Ranch T-Shirt

These items were received complimentary from Crowdtap.

We had a wonderful meal & enjoyed adding the Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning mix to pretty much everything! What a great flavor! My favorite is mixing the packet with sour cream to make a delicious dip which we always eat with veggies! Check out their website for more great recipes!

Fresh salad with tomatoes, radishes
Delicious with fried chicken, too!

Flavorful wings & corn on the cob!

We all had a coupon, Recipe insert, seasoning mix packet & the cutest little dip clip I've ever seen! It was fun to share a delicious meal & enjoy our Hidden Valley Ranch seasoned recipes! #HVRanchers

NOTE: The items were received complimentary from Crowdtap & the opinions shared in this post are 100% my own.


Being An Influenster

Back in February of this year (♥ the month of love ♥), I wrote a blog post titled "Today I am thankful for..." and it was all about Influenster. If you haven't had a chance to read it, I highly recommend it. (Shameless Plug Alert!) 

The bottom line is: I ♥ BEING AN INFLUENSTER! I love discovering amazing products to test out & sharing my thoughts about them with you! If you think that's pretty neat, imagine being able to try out those products absolutely FREE! Well, that's exactly what being an Influenster is all about. Products get shipped to you in a cute box called a "VoxBox". My husband thinks I'm a hoarder because I can't seem to throw out these adorable & colorful boxes, but I consider myself a "collector"! 
There are so many awesome products out there, sometimes it seems there's something new to discover every day, right? Well, when you're an Influenster, you get to unlock badges by answering simple, straight-forward, multiple-choice questions about the things you like in your profile. And then, when there's a VoxBox with products that fit your lifestyle available, you get chosen to receive them! After you try out the products and complete the challenges & activities, you have even more chances to win a Mega VoxBox filled with a variety of products and/or a specific brand prize!
But wait, there's more! The fun doesn't end there! You get to write product Reviews from your Influenster profile. And there's even a new Influenster App (Android version coming soon) which I can't wait to try out! You can just scan product bar codes directly from your phone, read reviews, and write them, too! There are also Twitter Parties we're all invited to where we can share our experiences with other Influenster members & the different brands we're testing out! And guess what? They have lots of prizes at those parties, too! What's not to love, right?!

Being a member of the Influenster community has been an amazing experience right from the day I signed up & received my very first VoxBox 2 years ago! I can't wait to continue this fun journey and I hope you join in, too! For more information visit www.influenster.com! And feel free to leave me any questions below!

I invite you to visit my YouTube channel to see all the wonderful VoxBoxes I've received & if you like what you see, feel free to Subscribe! (Yes, it's another "Shameless Plug")



Who Doesn't Like FREE?

I'm pretty sure everyone loves getting free products, right?! But sometimes it's hard to believe that there is such a thing as 100% Free because there's always a "catch". Well, today I'm here to share with you another great company called SampleSource that really sends you free samples in the mail! It's simple and straight forward because everything is 100% FREE!

This is actually the second box of free products I've received from them and I just thought I'd share it with you because...who doesn't like Free products?! I even posted an unboxing video on my YouTube Channel! These are the items I was able to choose:

Here's some additional information from their website:

SampleSource members get the chance to "try before you buy" - with free samples from top home, health, makeup, and food products. Why? So you can make smart shopping decisions!

Only registered members get access to our samples.

Our current round of samples have all been requested, but register now so we can notify you when our next round of samples are ready! They go fast so don't miss out.

Step 1
Register a free account (you can log-in with this every time)

Step 2
Answer some profile questions so we get to know you (it helps us find samples you may be interested in)

Step 3
As soon as more samples are available, we will email you so you can log-in to pick what you would like to try!

We then ship them to you absolutely free so you can "try before you buy" and make smart shopping decisions! That's it. That's all. Pretty easy don't you think?

Just in case you're wondering, I'm not sponsored by this company, I just like to share when I find something amazing! The products I received are free to try out and the opinions shared are my own.

Have you already signed up for SampleSource? Leave a comment and let me know what goodies you received!


REVIEW - Smiley360 - TAZO Chai Tea

I'm on a complimentary Smiley360 mission to try out the TAZO chai teas! This has been one of my favorite missions so far because I really love drinking tea. And since it's chai tea, it's extra special! I love chai flavored drinks and these TAZO flavors don't disappoint. 

The free flavor samples I received were Classic, Vanilla Caramel, and Chocolate. My favorite of the three was the Classic because it's just a perfect blend of spices and sweetness. The Vanilla Caramel was very lightly flavored and not too sweet. As you can see in my video, I don't really like chocolate "flavored" drinks except hot chocolate so I prefer the Classic and I highly recommend that one if you've never tried chai flavored tea before. 

*Click Here For A Coupon!*

 As soon as the hot water covered the chai tea, the scent was released and I couldn't wait to taste it! After letting it steep for a few minutes, I poured a tiny bit of flavored liquid creamer inside and enjoyed my cup of TAZO chai! 
Definitely will be repurchasing the TAZO chai Classic tea to enjoy at home and share it with my friends and family! It's the perfect holiday drink: warm and tasty! By the way, I've also enjoyed it cold and it's just as tasty!

If you'd like to find out how you can join Smiley360 absolutely free check out their website! *All products were received complimentary for testing purposes and the opinions shared are my own.


Smiley360 Mission - Scotties Facial Tissues

Well, hello there!

I'm back with another exciting review of a complimentary product I received from Smiley360! First of all, I'll start by letting you know that Smiley360 is an online community of influential consumers who try products, content & other experiences for FREE & share their opinions with others. As a member, I receive offers from the biggest brands and share my experience with that brand, as well as with friends/family, neighbors, other consumers and YOU! Does that sound too good to be true? Well, trust me, it's true! And here's a great example:

I'm on a new mission to test out Scotties Tissues! Not only are they a great value because they are only $1.00 for a box of 70 2-ply tissues, but they come in the cutest boxes with lots of pretty designs. They are also doing something pretty amazing for the environment:

For every 1 tree they use, they are planting 3 more!

I think that is such a spectacular way to give back to our earth! The tissues are strong enough to dry your tears during the saddest scene of your favorite movie or even the toughest cold! They are also #KittenySoft so they won't hurt your nose.

More Exciting News: As part of their environmentally friendly products, they are having a Scotties Trees Rock contest for kids in 3rd - 8th grade! I can't wait to get my son involved in this fun contest! If you'd like to find out how your child can enter be sure to visit: www.scottiestreesrock.com

And before I go, I'd like to invite you to watch my video to see what design I received and learn more about Scotties! #ScottiesTreesRock

Leave a comment and let me know if you enter the contest!

*All products were received complimentary from Smiley360 and the opinions shared are my own.


Winner! - Nubar Nail Lacquers

So many exciting things are happening all at the same time that it feels like I can't share them fast enough! I have more good news ... I won another awesome giveaway! I entered this one by leaving a comment on a Nail's Magazine blog post!

The prize was 4 beautiful Nubar nail lacquers! I had never even heard of this brand before, but I'm so glad I read that blog post because now I know that they are pretty amazing! All of their products are vegan and cruelty free. One of the things I was happy to learn about these nail lacquers is that they are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP (phthalate). 

When you look at the bottles, you can see they are different from most nail polishes. The long, easy to grip brush handle fits comfortably between my fingers and allows me to apply the lacquer easily onto my nails. I was also impressed by the quality of the formula. It has great pigmentation and is not too thick or too runny. 

The shades I received were:
  • Sphinx Purple - which looks more like a bright, hot pink to me, but is absolutely perfect!
  • Palisade - is a sophisticated shade of gray that looks classy!
  • Sexy Gold - there are no words to describe just how unreal this shade is! It actually looks like I have gold on my nails!
  • Matte Finish Top Coat - this top coat gives any nail polish a beautiful matte finish!
I'm really having fun with these nail lacquers and highly recommend them! They have lots of beautiful shades to choose from.
 Have you used this brand before? Let me know in a comment below what shades you've tried!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!




PINCHme...Is this a Dream?


PINCHme! You might think it's a dream because it seems too good to be true, right?  But it's actually true! You get to try out products 100% Free! There is no catch!

Are you interested in finding out more about PINCHme? Well, it's a wonderful opportunity to sign up & receive product samples to try out absolutely 100% FREE! The best part is that you get to share your opinion about the products you try out in a short, simple & straight forward survey! It's that easy!

I signed up a while ago and have been receiving many sample boxes in the mail.

Here's my very 1st PINCHme Box Video!
It's been so much fun receiving these free products, I am thrilled to be a "PINCHer" and to be sharing all my "#PINCHERMOMENTS" online. As if getting free samples wasn't awesome enough, when you receive a sample, take a picture and share it using the #pinchermoments for a chance to win prizes each month! I've invited friends & family to join in and they are loving it, too!

You won't believe the products I've received so far!

My favorite has to be the Sinful Colors nail polishes! I'm a nail polish addict!
And one of my Instagram nail polish manicure photos was even featured in one of their little post cards! I couldn't believe it when I saw it!
If you'd like to find out more about receiving FREE products or joining in the fun click HERE!


  • Stay connected to PINCHme on facebook, Instagram & Twitter to find out when the next samples will be available.
  • Set up an alarm on your phone to ring 5 minutes before the time samples will be available so you don't miss out! There are lots of PINCHers excited to try out samples so be sure you are on time!
  • As soon as you try out your samples, log into your account to complete the Survey so you'll have a chance to be offered samples next time! 

Good luck & Happy PINCHing!

I'm on Box #15 & I can't wait to receive my next one!


BzzAgent - Ristorante Frozen Pizza for Dinner?

I've always been a fan of quick & easy lunch/dinner ideas so I'm not afraid to try out a frozen pizza if it means saving time. BUT...I like to make sure that it tastes good before I serve it to my family so I had a great opportunity to try out Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizza from BzzAgent and I jumped on it! I received a complimentary FREE COUPON which I redeemed at my local grocery store!

I'm so glad I did because we really loved it!!
I used the convenient Store Locator to make sure that they had it in stock at my local grocery store before heading out!

We were debating whether to try the Mozzarella first, but ended up choosing the Spinaci (spinach!)
While the pizza was in the oven, I prepared a delicious salad & set up the table with candles and all! Dinner was ready in 13 minutes! The flavor of the pizza is very "light" and was not greasy. I'm not sure, but I think the spinach might be the reason for that. The crust was very thin & crispy which is my absolute favorite! We enjoyed it so much we had to go get another one and used a $1.00 off coupon sticker that was stuck on the box! Yay for savings!

One thing I want to mention is that I had seen these pizzas in the grocery store before, but the packaging seemed "plain" and did not call my attention so I hadn't purchased it. It's another example of "don't judge a book by its cover"! We had a great dinner and will definitely be doing it again!

Available in these delicious varieties:
  • Mozzarella: Fresh mozzarella, pesto, sun ripened tomatoes and a mixture of herbs
  • Spinaci: Savory leaf spinach, mozzarella, hearty garlic sauce and sun-ripened tomatoes
  • Speciale: Abundant pepperoni slices and cooked ham
  • Pepperoni Pesto: Fresh pesto, mozzarella and plenty of pepperoni
  • Funghi: Aromatic mushrooms, diced tomatoes, tasty cheese and creamy mozzarella
  • Vegetale: Diced tomatoes, sour cream sauce, onions and pepperoncini peppers
  • Quattro Formaggi: Mozzarella, Edam, Emmental and blue cheeses, all perfectly blended
  • Formaggi & Pomodori: Premium mozzarella, Edam and goat cheeses combined with sliced Roma tomatoes and pesto sauce


BzzAgent - Crest Be - Is it dessert or toothpaste?

Brushing my teeth has never really been something I looked forward to...UNTIL NOW!

Wanna know why?  Well, I'll tell you....CREST BE TOOTHPASTE!

As a BzzAgent, I recently had the opportunity to try out the new Crest Be toothpastes absolutely free and they taste so delicious, I actually look forward to brushing my teeth. And I try to do it as much as possible!!
Check out my reaction as I try it out for the first time!
You can tell that I was really amazed by the flavor once I tried them all.

The 3 flavors I received are:

  •      Be Adventurous ~ Mint Chocolate Trek
  •      Be Inspired ~ Vanilla Mint Spark
  •      Be Dynamic ~ Lime Spearmint Zest

I've been trying to decide which one is my favorite, but I honestly can't just pick one. I love how they all taste! I have never tried toothpaste like this before. What about you? Leave me a comment & let me know if you've had the chance to try these. Do you have a favorite?

My unboxing video!