INFLUENSTER - COZY VoxBox Surprises!

Influenster has done it again! My COZY VoxBox is here and it's full of new to me products & other  favorites! Signing up is FREE & all the products we receive are complimentary for testing & review purposes! More info about •••►INFLUENSTER

These are the items I received in mine:

• Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes - $5.99 (25 wipes)

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• Maybelline SuperStay 24 Longwear Lip Color - Shade: "Keep Up The Flame" - $9.49

• Pilot's FriXion Clicker Erasable Pens - $6.99 (3 pack at Office Depot)

• Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream - $2.79 (14 oz.)

• Country Crock Buttery Spread - $1.99 - $3.12 (15 oz. - 45 oz.)


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20% OFF Discount Code ►► "LASHENNY" ◄◄ on your first subscription order at The Glam Jewelry Box!

► Favorite Base Coat/Nail Treatment: Develop 10 Calcium Gel
► Bliss Kiss Simply Neat Miracle Mat

* All products received complimentary for testing & review. The opinions shared are my own. Some affiliate links above.


The Glam Jewelry Box

What an exciting opportunity to be sharing with you "The Glam Jewelry Box"! It is a monthly subscription box which includes 8 items for $25. Isn't that an awesome deal? I love it because when you do the math, each item comes out to about $3!! And wait till you see all the beautiful pieces I received in my first box which was sent to me complimentary to try out and review for you.

And guess what? There's more!

They gave me my very first Discount Code which gives you 20% OFF your first month when you start a monthly subscription!


Find out more about "The Glam Jewelry Box" & follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see what other special deals they have going on!

Let me know if you try them out & share what awesome jewelry you get in your box!

Here's what I got in mine:


*All items were received complimentary & the opinions shared are my own. 

#LaShenny21 #LaShenny21Nails


Influenster: Formula X VoxBox #SystemAddict

As a long time Influenster and nail polish lover, I was extremely excited to find out I'd been chosen to receive the Formula X #SystemAddict VoxBox! This system is basically a 4-step process to get a beautiful gel-like manicure at home (no UV light needed)! The voxbox also included an amazing 5 finger nail polish remover from Formula X appropriately named "Delete All". 

Before trying out the nail polish, I had to remove several layers of base coat, nail polish, top coats, etc. from my nails. I've been experimenting with Nail Stamping so the amount of polish on my nails was a bit extreme!

The first thing I loved about Delete All is the important fact that you can remove polish from 5 fingernails at once: major time savings! It worked so quickly I really was amazed. Removing nail polish isn't the most enjoyable part of a manicure for me, so this is a game changer for sure! It retails for $15 so it is a bit on the high end price point for my budget, but honestly, it does work and it is so convenient, I may be adding this one to my ever growing "Wish List"!

Once my nails were clean, (which didn't take long at all), I followed the easy steps to create a gorgeous manicure with so much shine, it looks like I have professional gel nails! The shade I received in my Formula X VoxBox is called "TGIF" (which is really cute, right?). It is a peachy-pinky coral and gave me an instant tan. Every time I look down at my nails, I think of summer vacation!

So, I will finish off by saying THANK YOU to Influenster for yet another amazing VoxBox! I discovered a new product that I already love.

*Product received complimentary for testing & review. Opinions shared are my own.


Miracle Fruit - PlantOGram

Have you heard of Miracle Fruit, Miracle berry or maybe Miracle Fruit Trees? If you have, then lucky you because it's pretty awesome!

But if you're like me and you have no idea what it is let me share some exciting discoveries I've recently made! Thanks to my friends at PlantOGram.com I had the chance to try out this amazing fruit! I'm so excited to share my experience with you guys, it truly has been...AMAZING!

First of all, I'll start by sharing that PlantOGram.com has many exotic & tropical fruit trees which you can order online and have shipped to yourself or as a special gift for someone else. And when I say "SPECIAL" gift, I really mean "SPECIAL". The tree arrives at your door in a tall, narrow, bright-green box. On the outside there's a card that says "A Gift For You" & a pamphlet with instructions on how to care for your plant. When you take the tree out of the box it has a burlap wrapped base with a large colorful bow (mine was bright pink & gorgeous).

Now moving on to the actual tree I received which is the "Miracle Fruit Tree". It arrived with fruit already on it! Some were bright red & ready to pick, while others were still green and will ripen soon! There are also lots of flowers where new fruit will be coming in so you definitely get a lot to choose from! 

Since we had never heard of this tree, my son and I read the information provided & we learned that these fruit have an enzyme that coat your tongue preventing you from tasting anything sour. We were intrigued! The only thing we had on hand to test it out was a green lime which we prepared for our live taste test! Of course, we recorded a video of our first impressions for your enjoyment! 

OMG! This is one of the most amazing things we've ever experienced. How is it that I'm almost 40 years old and I'd never even heard of this Miracle Fruit?! Well, you learn something new every day, right? My son sure did, and he was so happy when he realized we have our very own tree that we can enjoy for years to come! That is another wonderful thing about this gift, it keeps on giving! 

We also squeezed some lime into a cup of water & drank it after tasting the Miracle Fruit & it was the perfect lemonade with NO ADDED SUGAR! We've got a growing list of sour foods we want to try next: strawberries, grapefruit, etc. There are so many possibilities!

Can you think of someone in your life who'd love to receive this special gift? Maybe you want to treat yourself to something extra special? Well, be sure to add "Miracle Fruit Tree" from Plantogram.com to your Wish List! I hope you find something you love!


*Our "Miracle Tree" was a special gift from Plantogram.com in exchange for my honest opinion & review.


BzzAgent: BIC Velocity Mechanical Pencils

We're back with another exciting campaign from BzzAgent! With back to school just around the corner, these BIC Velocity Mechanical Pencils have arrived at a perfect time. They are colorful and cute with 5 different colors to choose from: purple, pink, blue, yellow & orange! My favorite is the purple, of course. I also love that they come with lead & eraser refills!

They write smooth & really dark without having to press down on the pencil. The lead is strong and didn't break easily when I pressed down to test it out. The eraser is smooth and doesn't smudge, but I did notice on the writing where I pressed down too hard on the lead, you could still see a bit of the writing after I erased it. It definitely worked better on the writing where I didn't press down really hard on the lead. The good thing is, you don't actually have to press down hard at all, so it works really well!

My son was also very surprised by how smooth & comfortable they are to use!

Check out our first impressions video!

*Received complimentary for testing & review purposes.


21 Already?

How quickly time seems to pass. It seems like only yesterday, I found out I was having a baby and today we are celebrating his 21st birthday! I don't feel a day over 18 & yet 21 years have passed by and with them lots of ups and downs.

I am thankful for my son's life. God has blessed us greatly and I pray He continues to guide him as he travels through this thing we call life.


BzzAgent: BIC Xtra-Fun #2 Pencils with Stripes

A perfect product to be sampling this summer are these super cute & colorful striped pencils from BIC! We received a package from BzzAgent & we immediately got ready to test them out. We opened up the 10 pack and tried them out. They are flexible and feel really smooth to the touch. The eraser is white and latex free. They are also certified non-toxic.

Check out our demo video for more!

*Received complimentary for testing & review purposes.


Influenster: Goddess VoxBox

It's another awesome surprise from Influenster! This one is called the Goddess VoxBox and it's full of lots of products for me to test and review! And yes, it's all FREE! If you haven't signed up yet, you should...because it's pretty amazing!

Here's what I received in this voxbox:

•SinfulColors nail polish in the shade Glazy Sunday
•Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover pads
•Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner
•Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner
•Downy Fresh Protect with In-Wash Febreze Odor Defense
•Always Radiant with FlexFoam Pads
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Check out my unboxing video!

*All items complimentary for testing & review!

The Simple Things

It doesn't really take a lot for me to realize how blessed my life is. There is so much to be thankful for. It's the little things that matter. And I don't want to take anything for granted.

This summer we've been enjoying nature...not going into the wilderness or anything big like that, but in our very own backyard.

Can you believe an entire fox family decided to spend the morning playing right here in my yard? It may seem like something insignificant, but I enjoyed watching them run around. We've also been lucky enough to see a beautiful fawn going for a walk and two sand turtles that come every day to eat  our grass. I decided to share all of these little critters with you.

I hope you're having an amazing summer enjoying all the simple things, too!


Free Beauty Box ~ Summer 2016

Check out my Summer 2016 Walmart Beauty Box!
Cost: $5 for shipping
Seasonal Box

Samples In My Box:
• Caress Body Wash - Mystique Forever
• Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
• Pantene Pro-V Air Spray
• Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion
• Tom's Of Maine Toothpaste
• Swisspers Blotting Paper
• Simple Micellar Cleansing Water
• Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion - Cocoa Butter
• L'Oreal Revitalift Revolumizing Serum & Cream
• L'Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal - Golden Serum & Day Cream

What items did you get in your box?

*All items were purchased by me & the opinions shared are my own.


PINCHme FREE Samples!

*UPDATE► New Samples will be released Tuesday, July 19th at 12pm ET!

I've been sharing a lot about PINCHme for quite some time now, but just in case you still haven't signed up, let me share with you one more time how awesome being a PINCHme member really is!

You get to try products FREE & give your feedback!

These are just a few of the latest incredible FREE samples I've had the opportunity to try out & share my feedback about! 

Everything really is FREE! I know it seems too good to be true, but trust me when I say all the items I've received are FREE! So if you love trying out FREE products & sharing your opinions, create your profile today!

And don't forget to come back & let me know what awesome samples you got, too!

► Create your FREE member profile today!
Visit PINCHme to see what FREE samples could be available for you on the next Sample day (Tuesday, July 19th at 12pm ET)!

►FREE Product Samples
►FREE Shipping
►No credit card required!

Use the #PINCHerMoments when posting your photos on social media for a chance to win more prizes!


Free Sample Box - Thank You SampleSource!

Today I'm sharing another awesome box of free stuff that I received from SampleSource! It's super easy to sign up to get these freebies so I hope you'll check them out!

Here's what I got in my box:

 • Colgate Total Daily Repair - Toothpaste & Mouthwash
 • Nature's Path Organic - Coconut Chia Granola
 • Breathe Right Nasal Strips
 • Nature's Bounty Gummy Vitamins
 • Replens - Moisturizer for Women
 • Sundown Naturals - Adult Multivitamin Gummies
 • Garnier Fructis Shampoo & Conditioner - Grow Strong & Curl Nourish
 • Avalon Organics



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?

I signed up to receive FREE products at SampleSource!



On a day like today back in 1956 a beautiful little girl was born. (No, not me)

She was perfect in every way. (Again...not me, but we're related)

That little girl grew up and became a smart young lady with a smile that could brighten up any room. As time passed she blossomed into a kind, loving woman. That woman is...MY MOTHER!

I am so blessed to be able to call her my Mom. She has dedicated her life to serving the Lord and taking care of her family. Today we celebrate her life and all the wonderful things she has accomplished. Join me in saying a special thank you prayer today for my mom's life!

We are lucky to have you in our family, Mom! And we pray God will continue to bless you for at least 60 more years! There aren't enough words to express how much you mean to us. You are truly a blessing in our life...the glue that holds us together! We love you so much!

♥With all our Love,
Your Children & Grandchildren

And because your birthday is the perfect opportunity to remind you (once again) what an amazing Mom you are and have always been ...


303 Automotive Protectant = Car Wash Day!

We're trying out a new (to us) brand! We received the 303 Automotive Protectant spray thanks to Smiley360

If you wash your car instead of taking it to a car wash, this is definitely a product you're gonna love. Besides the packaging looking neat and having a nice design, the actual nozzle sprayer works great. It's easy to spray the product directly where you want to use it & you don't really need to use a lot. The scent is also not too overpowering. I also love that you can use it on the inside vinyl and on the outside to give your tires a nice clean, smooth look. Also, love that it doesn't feel sticky so it does dry matte, but it looks smooth, not greasy. The only downside I found was that you have to wipe it dry with a separate cloth, but it looks great when you're done. One of the most important things is that is provides UV protection and this is especially important to help prevent cracking and fading. Since my car's interior is black, this is definitely something I want to avoid at all cost! Loved this product and I'm glad for the chance to test it out on my car.

*Product received complimentary for testing & review. Opinions shared are my own.


Vidal Sassoon Hair Transformation - BzzAgent

I've been growing out my hair pretty much my entire life. I love, love, love having long hair, but when I received this complimentary Vidal Sassoon® Salonist color kit, I was inspired to make a total hair transformation and document my experience...

Here are a few extra pictures from the entire process! I loved my experience and will definitely be using this hair coloring again! 

Completely covered ALL my grays!! ♥
Love my VS inspired hair transformation! ♥

*Product received complimentary for testing & review purposes!


REVIEW: Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads

I'm starting off with the first product I used from my Influenster Bloom VoxBox! These individually wrapped nail polish remover pads from the brand Cutex are a-m-a-Z-Z-Z-ing! I love wearing nail polish and I am constantly swatching different polishes for my Instagram account so I go through nail polish remover like crazy! I like to use pure acetone because I don't have the patience to rub my nails for a long period of time or to have to continue applying more remover to get the job done.

When I first opened these up, I kept trying to unfold the pad thinking it would be a bigger sheet, but it turns out, it's a small, thick felt-like pad that isn't big at all! It is really saturated with the remover and it has a strong acetone & lemony scent which I enjoyed. Just from holding the pad, it started to remove my polish so I was already impressed.

I swiped my nails and used the same pad to clean off several layers of different types of nail polishes from my 10 finger nails and it actually worked! The nail polish came off and my nails & cuticles didn't look dry, they were actually moisturized.

I love how convenient they are, too! Great to take them with you on the go and have a fresh mani, wherever you are! Check out my demo and see for yourself!

*Received these in my complimentary Bloom VoxBox from Influenster. #SoCutex #HealthyNails #BloomVoxBox #Influenster



I've been on a roll lately with Influenster! They have been kind enough to send me a variety of voxboxes filled with free products for me to test out and review. Today I'll be sharing with you my Bloom VoxBox

It arrived this afternoon and I was so happy when I opened up my mail box and found it there waiting for me! I'll begin by mentioning that the box itself is super cute and it's my favorite color...PURPLE! Perfect for Spring. They're already off to a good start, right?

I immediately opened it up and discovered exciting items to check out. I was very happy to see brands I know and love, but also to find new brands and products that I had never even heard of before! So let's get started...

As you can probably imagine, the star of this box is the Sinful Colors nail polish in the shade "Teal Midnight". I am a nail polish collector and this is one of my favorite brands. They are inexpensive and great quality. They also have many beautiful shades to choose from and recently, they teamed up with Kylie Jenner to create a few limited time collections. The latest one is the "Denim & Bling". I can't wait to see what they'll come up with next. Follow me on Instagram to see photos of my nail polish swatches!

To go along with the nail polish, I got to try out the Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads and was I impressed with these! Just one individually wrapped pad completely removed several layers of nail polish from my 10 nails! These are definitely going on my wish list. 

From Sunbelt Bakery, I received a delicious granola bar in the Oats & Honey variety. The neat thing about these is that they are brought to our communities each week so the snacks have a bakery-fresh taste and more importantly no preservatives!

The Not Your Mother's Plump for Joy spray is a deliciously scented thickening hair lifter spray that gives body, shine and volume! My hair is pretty thick, but I'm excited to share it with a friend who loves to try volumizing product for her hair.

Another, well known brand that I've used in the past is Secret, but this time it's the Secret Outlast Xtend deodorant. It smells amazing and I love it!

And to finish off, another brand I had never heard of is Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse with their Multi-Purpose Dry Oil! It is an oil, that when you apply it to your body doesn't leave it greasy or oily. It is absorbed by your skin and has a light floral scent. I'm excited to try it in my hair to see if it makes it moisturized and shiny!

Thanks again to Influenster for all these great products! Stay tuned for reviews and demo videos on my YouTube channel!

Here's the unboxing video!


CrowdTap: Curly Hair, Don't Care

My hair in it's natural state is pretty curly. I always try to use a hair straightener to keep the curl out and make my hair straight. As part of my crowdtap mission, I received a complimentary L'Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Care Extraordinary Oil regimen. It included a Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Mask.

Before I used it, I took a picture of my hair in all it's frizzy-ness glory:

 And right after using all 3 products (my hair was still wet):
All 3 smell great! My hair felt clean after using the shampoo, but I did notice it wasn't really smooth and I definitely needed to apply the conditioner. After using it, my hair felt soft and silky. And then, I decided to follow up with the mask...it felt like a buttery, light, mayo that I was applying to my hair. 

Since it was light and didn't feel heavy or thick, it quickly was absorbed into my hair. It didn't stay on my hands. I loved how it made my hair instantly feel even softer! My bathroom was filled with the scent of amber. 

After rinsing, my hair I did still have some frizz, but the next day, my curls were defined and felt soft.

*Product received complimentary for testing & review purposes.


Spring DIY - Coffee Filter Flowers

Spring is in the air & the flowers are blooming! But today I'm sharing a simple DIY Tutorial on how to make your own beautiful coffee filter flowers that won't need watering. You can use them to decorate your home, a special event/party & even as wedding decor. Since you can create the perfect shade to match your decorations, the possibilities are endless! I had so much fun making these for my niece's 1st birthday party so I thought it would be perfect to share with you, too!

They are so easy to make & a great project to do with kids!

You Will Need:

• Coffee Filters (basket style - Sizes vary: 1-4 cup (small) 8-13 cup (large)
• Food coloring
• Shallow bowls/plates
• Scissors
• Masking Tape
• Stapler
• Drying Rack (optional)

Let me know if you try this fun DIY project & share pictures of your flowers!

Here's the complete tutorial: