Goddess Gloss is just what my lips needed @AlmayCosmetics #Crowdtap #GoddessGloss

I was thrilled when I was selected by Crowdtap to try Almay’s Goddess Gloss (for FREE). I hadn’t been selected for any beauty products. So when I saw I was selected for Lip Gloss, I had a huge smile on my face. I love lip gloss and chapstick. I do not leave the house with out having chapstick in my pocket and lip gloss in my purse.

I haven’t tried much from Almay, as I am only recently getting into make up. I know… just starting at 37 sounds crazy, but I have never worn much make up. Just tried to be as natural as I could. Light eye make up, a little bit on the lips and I am good to go. So any time I get to try big names like Almay, for free, I am in… where do I sign?

I would definitely give this gloss a try. I thought it was going to be a little too pink for me (Shade: Flame) , but it was perfect. I loved it. The only thing I didn’t like is that it was a tad too sticky, but it wasn’t anything I couldn’t get passed.

There are a few more shades I would like to try sometime.

For more information: Almay Goddess Gloss 

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I was selected by Crowdtap to try this product for free.
All opinions and photos are 100% my own.

#Crowdtap #Unilever Box (15)

I was so excited when I saw my free Unilever Box was coming today from Crowdtap.

So here is what it looks like…

Luckily, my son was just going down for a nap and I was able to take my shower. This arrived just in time!! I tried every product already. 

I started with the Rose Oil Infusion Volumizing Shampoo . I noticed it was thicker than most, like a gel. I’m used to a little more creamy texture. Immediately, I was hit with a floral scent. Definitely roses. It was ok, but I’m not typically a floral person. Never have been though. It lathered up very nicely. My hair felt clean, for sure. To me, you can’t help but feel clean with floral.

I followed it up with the Rose Oil Infusion Volumizing Conditioner. This was definitely the creamy conditioner texture I’m used to. Also, very floral. My hair did feel very smooth once I rinse it all out. I liked these two Suave products, just not sure I can get past the floral scent.

I dried off, and moved on to the Suave Natural Volume Mousse. I loved the subtle olive oil scent. A lot of mousses leave my hair and hands feeling greasy and sticky. This wasn’t the case. I just really enjoyed this product. My hair really had more lift to it. Lately, it’s been feeling pretty flat.

I finished off my hair with the Suave Natural Compressed MicroMist Hairspray. Another hit with me. Loved the olive oil scent and it didn’t weigh my hair down like a lot of products do. I see myself using this a lot in the future.

For more information, click the product below to view :

Rose Oil Infusion Volumizing Shampoo AND Rose Oil Infusion Volumizing Conditioner

Suave Natural Compressed MicroMist Hairspray

Suave Natural Volume Mousse

Crowdtap Unilever Sample Box

I am very excited! I was just approved to try @Crowdtap @Unilever #SampleBox (15) ! It’s been a while since I’ve been approved for a sample mission. The last two Unilever boxes I received were amazing. Can not wait to see what’s in this box!

Here are pics of the other 2 Unilever Boxes I received, and you’ll see why I’m so excited.

Fall Sugar Cookies with Splenda Naturals

I received Splenda Naturals for free from Crowdtap for my review. All opinions and photos are my own.

SPLENDA Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend Tastes great as a sugar substitute. I made some sugar cutout cookies and swapped 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of SPLENDA Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend. I don’t feel as guilty giving my kid an extra cookie when I know there is less sugar than a traditional cookie. While they tasted ok, they were the best. I’ll keep trying to find ways to bake with Splenda.

Sugar Cookies

1 C unsalted butter

1/2 Splenda Naturals

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 egg

2 tsps baking powder

3 Cs all purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. In a bowl, cream butter and Splenda until smooth,

3. Beat in extracts and egg.

4. In a separate bowl combine baking powder with flour.

5. Add gradually to cream mixture.

6. Separate into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut. (Cut closer to 1/4 inch rather than 1/8).

7. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

Recipe Adapted from: http://www.inkatrinaskitchen.com/best-sugar-cookie-recipe-ever/

Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe: http://www.veggiebalance.com/sugar-cookie-icing/

Oatmeal Cookies with Splenda Naturals

I received Splenda Naturals through Crowdtap for free. One of the tasks for this mission was to create a recipe using Splenda Naturals.

I was in the mood for something sweet and cookies sounded like the perfect choice. After looking to see what ingredients we had on hand… Oatmeal Cookies was the winner!

To see more about my review: Crowdtap: Splenda Naturals

Oatmeal Cookies with Splenda Naturals

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 3/4 cups flour

2 1/2 cups quick oats

Directions

1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and water, and mix well.

2. Add salt, soda, and cinnamon and mix well. Add flour, and mix just until combined. Add oats and mix just until combined.

3. Drop spoonfuls onto a greased or lined baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 8-11 minutes.

Crowdtap: Unilever 5

I received these products for free for my review. All pictures and opinions are my own.

Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant Powder Soft

When I first opened the lid, I wasn’t sure if I’d like this Antiperspirant, but once I tried it, I was sold. Sometimes a gel or a twist up can be messier than desired but Dove went on smoothly with no mess. I stayed fresh all day. I love the powder scent, I just feel cleaner.

For more information: https://www.dove.com/us/en/deodorants/clinical/clinical-protection-antiperspirant-powder-soft.html

Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant Clear Tone Skin Renew

This one had the same concept as above. The scent was like a clean soap smell. It was very pleasant. Honestly, I’d be happy to continue using either one of these Dove products.

For more information: https://www.dove.com/us/en/deodorants/clinical/clinical-protection-antiperspirant-skin-renew.html

For more information on ALL Dove Clinical Protection:

https://www.dove.com/us/en/deodorants/clinical.html#!

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense Spray

I was very excited to try this for my hair. I have a frizz problem at times and I love having a smooth shine to my hair. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense Spray absolutely did what I needed it to. Super easy to apply. My hair felt great and smelled fabulous all day. No frizz and the perfect shine.

For more information: https://www.tresemme.com/us/en/products/heat-protectant-spray/keratin-smooth-heat-defense-spray.html

Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo

First thing I noticed is that the Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo is that it felt thicker than a lot of the shampoos I’ve tried. My nose was immediately hit with a coconut scent. It was a lot more subtle than a lot of shampoos that add a coconut scent. Not overpowering at all. My hair just instantly felt smooth.

For more information: http://www.nexxus.com/en/us/shop-by/regimen/therappe-and-humectress/therappe-ultimate-moisture-shampoo-for-normal-to-dry-hair-MASTHSH000.html

Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Conditioner

Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Conditioner is a great follow up to the Shampoo. Another delightful scent, that I can’t quite put my finger on. But it left my hair feeling incredibly smooth and soft. A fantastic shine. Love it!

For more information: http://www.nexxus.com/en/us/humectress-ultimate-moisture-conditioner-for-normal-to-dry-hair-605592215537.html

Crowdtap: Splenda Naturals

I received SPLENDA Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend FREE from Crowdtap for my review. All opinions are my own.

SPLENDA Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend Tastes great as a sugar substitute. I made some oatmeal cookies and swapped 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of SPLENDA Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend. I don’t feel as guilty giving my kid an extra cookie when I know there is less sugar than a traditional cookie.

These cookies were quite tasty! We can’t wait to experiment a little more with some baked goods.

Oatmeal Cookies (w/Splenda)

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 3/4 cups flour

2 1/2 cups quick oats

Instructions

Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and water. Mix well.

Add salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix well.

Add flour, and mix just until combined. Add oats and mix just until combined.

Drop spoonfuls onto a greased or lined baking sheet,

Bake at 350F for 8-11 minutes.

Crowdtap: Unilever 7

I received these products for free for my review. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thank you to Crowdtap, Unilever & Tresemme for these amazing hair products

TRESemmé Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse

***

I wasn’t a huge fan of this mousse. My short hair felt super sticky and greasy. I like my hair to feel light and “flowy”. I don’t feel I would buy this product in the future. But I’m sure this would be perfect for someone with long hair or maybe a different hair type.

For more information:

https://www.tresemme.com/us/en/products/hair-mousse/thermal-creations-volumizing-mousse.html

TRESemmé Climate Control Mousse

****

This was my favorite product from this box. The Mousse went on and it didn’t feel sticky. It kept my hair under control when I went out and the frizz was at a minimum. Between the two Mousse products I was given to sample, I pick this one. I would definitely buy this again.

For more information:

https://www.tresemme.com/us/en/products/hair-mousse/climate-control-mousse.html

TRESemmé Climate Control Finishing Hair Spray

*****

I enjoyed this hairspray. It felt very light to me but controlled what it needed to. Nice subtle scent. Tested on a humid windy day and did what it said it would do. Highly recommend

For more information:

https://www.tresemme.com/us/en/products/hair-spray/climate-control-finishing-hair-spray.html

TRESemmé TRES TWO Freeze Hold Hair Spray

***

I liked this hairspray better than I thought I would. Nice hold. Pretty nice scent. I want a little more flexibility with my sprays. Not a huge aerosol fan but this was good.

For more information:

https://www.tresemme.com/us/en/products/hair-spray/tres-two-freeze-hold-hair-spray.html

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask

****

I just tried the Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing mask. When it first opened it, it smelled fabulous! Reminded me of being at the Salon, having my hair professionally washed. I left the mask in for about 4 minutes as directed and then rinsed thoroughly. After blow drying, I liked it overall but there was still some crazy frizz. It could be that today is a ridiculously humid rainy day. I will use again next week per instructions on the product.

For more information:

https://www.tresemme.com/us/en/products/other-hair-treatments/keratin-smooth-mask.html

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