November 27, 2012

Review: Broadway Nails Impress Press-On Manicure in Wink Wink

Retail Price: $7.99


Want a fast 5 minute manicure for a night out? These are definitely for you. I decided to give my friend a manicure makeover with these beautiful nails. They come in a cute nail polish shaped container, with 24 different nail sizes. No glue, no mess, no fuss. Beautifully designed, and very flexible.

Okay, so starting off, I used the included pad to clean her nails of any imperfections. Then I went on to match nail sizes. I did have a hard time finding some to fit the thumb just right. A few more sizes would have been fantastic. Once I found all 10 nails that best fit her nails, it was easy applying them. Just removing a plastic piece, placing it on the nail, and pressing down. In a matter of 5 minutes her nails went from drab to fab. This would be great for a event or party.

As far as lasting up to a week, I think it depends on what you do in your normal day to day life. She works in a office and is typing all day long. The nails stayed on for 4 days. Removal was easy, just a little nail polish remover and they came right off. Her one complaint was that some of the nails were just too long. And she didn't want to cut them, since it would ruin the design.

Overall, I would more so recommend these for those moments when you want a quick and fast manicure.
For long term use, I am not too sure. Would I buy them? Yes, but only for special occasions.

Pros: Easy application, many different designs, easy to use, fast, simple.
Cons: Not made for larger nails, too long.

*These were sent to me for free thru Influenster to review.

November 26, 2012

Recipe: Easy Chicken Pot Pie

4 Cooked chicken breasts
12 oz Frozen Corn
12 oz Frozen Peas
21 oz Chicken gravy (I used two 10.5 oz cans)
1 tbsp. Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blends seasoning (or any chicken seasoning of your choice)
9”Rolled pie crust ( I used 2 to cover my entire pot pie)

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F. Using kitchen shears, cut the cooked chicken breasts into bite size pieces. In your chosen baking dish, lightly spray the dish with a cooking spray. Now combine gravy, peas and corn. Once you have a even blend, add your chicken pieces into the dish and mix together until well distributed. Take your seasoning, and yet again mix into your pot pie mixture. Now unroll your pie crusts, and place the crust on top of your pot pie mixture. If you need to use 2 rolls, you can either cut the 2nd into a size you need, or simply just lay it over the other with some bits overlapping. Take a fork and poke holes into the top of the pie crust in various spots over the pie for steam to be released. Finally place this into your oven for 1 hour. Once cooked, allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving!

This dish can be used to stretch for a couple meals, and tastes wonderfully being reheated in a microwave.

November 25, 2012

Review: Energy Sheets Mint Boost

Retail Price: $5.95


The idea behind these energy boosting sheets is genius. Great for people on the go, they claim to quickly dissolve on your tongue and boost your energy level.

I was excited to try these out. Who couldn't use a boost of energy every now and then right? I am very familiar with strips like these, I have used the mouthwash ones for years. The package they come in is great travel size. The sheets come individually wrapped, again this is also great. They were a little bit bigger than what I was expecting, but this wasn't a issue. Once I put the strip on my tongue, I could begin tasting the mint flavor. Soon it became almost unbearable  The flavor was like using a whole package of the mouthwash strips. It without a doubt freshened my breath for the next 20 years. While on my tongue, it did not quickly dissolve as I was hoping. It felt very slimy on my tongue, and I was very tempted to spit it out. But I stuck through it. Shortly after it dissolved, I had this strong funky after taste. It was nasty.

Did it give me any energy. I think it did for a little while. Would I buy these or use them again? Probably not, unless I eat onions with a side of garlic. I really think they could be onto something if they improved the formula a bit.

Pros: Did boost energy, easy to travel with, no sugar or calories.

Cons: Bad strong mint flavor, horrible after taste, energy wasn't too long lasting.

*These were sent to me for free thru Influenster to review.

Review: Necco Tropical Wafers

Retail Price: $1.25


These little guys came in my Influenster College VoxBox. Before I even opened the box I could smell something fruity. It smelled like fruit heaven. I was excited to see what it was. Once I saw what they were, I was kind of hesitant. My mother used to love to eat the original Necco wafers. I tried many times to like them, but they just weren't my thing. But when I saw the flavors I was open to give them a try.

I tried one of each flavor, which include coconut, passion fruit, strawberry, lime, banana, and mango. Out of all those flavors, the only 2 I could stand eating and didn't spit out was the lime and mango. The strawberry reminded me of a gross medicine, the banana was more like a rotten banana, and the passion fruit was way to over powering. The coconut was just... strange. I strongly believe that Necco wafers are a food that either you like, or you don't. And for me, I just don't.

Pros: Cute classic packaging, good variety of flavors, cheap price.

Cons: Bad tastes, over powering flavors, chalk texture.

*These were sent to me for free thru Influenster to review.

Review: Influenster

Cost To Join: Free!

Alright, since I am sure many might be wondering since I have been speaking of Influenster quite a bit recently, what exactly is it?

Influenster is a website where you can earn points through badges. The more points you earn, the better chance you have at getting a opportunity to receive a box from them with products to review. There are many different sections of badges, in Expert and Lifestyle sections. I really like the variety of badge sections they offer. There is sure to be something for everyone. You can review products, take surveys, and submit your own pages to earn points. Very simple and easy to do!

To join Influenster you need to request a invite, or be invited by a current member. This is nice because it is kind of like a special exclusive club. Some may not like this, but it helps keep those who would be non active users out, and us true members in. It is a fun site, and I highly suggest joining! If you would like a invite, simply comment below or message me on twitter!

Their customer relations is wonderful. I had a question for them, which I asked via their facebook page. Within 20 minutes someone had replied to my question. A+!
As for the boxes. I have received one so far. It came via USPS with 5 full size products to review, along with a information card. The theme was college related. Overall they did a good job at putting the products together to appeal to someone in college.

Pros: Fun, great for bloggers/vloggers, easy to navigate, variety appealing to all.
Cons: Sign up (requesting a invite) may not be for everyone.

November 24, 2012

Preview: Influenster College VoxBox 2012

The other day my first Influenster box came in the mail. I am excited to test out these items over the next week and give my review on them all. I will review each of the items individually for a more in depth look at the products.