New Year, New Books!

I need to revamp this blog. Last entry was in July of 2015…

I started reading YA novels and got sucked into a world of awesomeness! SOOOOO….

I signed up for OwlCrate, which according to their website is:

Every month we’ll send you a magical box tailored to a chosen YA theme (e.g. paranormal, first love, dystopia.) Each box will contain one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish keepsakes to help set the mood for your literary adventure. Don’t forget to document and share your experience with others in the Owlcrate community!

P.S. Every once in awhile we may include an Adult novel that is being embraced by the YA community. You have our promise that it will always be suitable for ages 16+, and that it will be a fantastic read!

Sounds awesome right!? A new book with extra goodies included every month! Basically what I’m trying to say is that every month I will write a detailed review of my OwlCrate and I would love to have some of you discuss the monthly pick with me.

Don’t have OwlCrate? Sign up here.

#VitaVoxBox: Review Time!!

It’s time my friends, time to let you know what I thought about the products from the Vitality VoxBox!

Disclaimer: I got these products for free from Influenster for testing/reviewing purposes. I am not being paid for my opinion, this is just what I think about each product based on my experience with it. 

#VitaVoxBox (August 2014)
#VitaVoxBox (August 2014)

Ok, so these are the products I received complimentary from Influenster & their reviews (READ DISCLAIMER ABOVE):

First Degree Advanced Burn Cream: $5.97- $8.97 (#BurnsHappen, @First_Degree, facebook.com/burncare)

This cream came in handy this weekend. My husband left a heated pan on top of the stove, so I grabbed the pan thinking it was cool and I accidentally burned my chin. I was so pissed, but luckily First Degree Burn Cream saved me from having a scar on my face! They also donate a portion of the proceeds to provide care to victims of critical burns.

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons: $3.99 (#PlayOn, @Playtex_sport, facebook.com/PlaytexSportandGentleGlide)

This must be the third VoxBox that includes these tampons haha! These tampons are very comfortable (you won’t even notice they’re there) and I usually use them when I run or do Yoga/Pilates. No leak problems so far! And the perfume is so soft and sweet you’ll feel confident wearing them anywhere.

Elizabeth Arden FLAWLESS FUTURE Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum: $60.00 for 1.0 fl oz!

(#FlawlessFuture, @ElizabethArden, facebook.com/elizabethardenUS)

I was so excited when I saw this serum in my #VitaVoxBox. Why? Well, I’m almost 25, and I’m white, which means I am starting to get little lines or wrinkles on my face (near my eyes, when I smile, MY FOREHEAD!!!). So I started including this serum to my morning/night routine. I wash and clean my face with Paula’s Choice products, and then I apply the Elizabeth Arden FLAWLESS FUTURE caplet serum over my face and neck until my skin feels smooth, then I apply my moisturizer. I feel so rejuvenated, and my lines and dark circles are fading away. Definitely a must buy!!! Don’t believe me? LOOK:

19 year old me! (2009)
19 year old me! (2009)
Me today, almost 25!
Me today, almost 25!

You can get the serum here: http://bit.ly/EAFlawlessFutureSerum

Pure Leaf Iced Tea in Lemon Flavor (#loveofleaves, @pureleaf, facebook.com/pureleaf)

Let me start by saying that this was the first time I tasted Pure Leaf Iced Tea. I’m from Puerto Rico originally, and we don’t drink a lot of Iced Tea, or any tea whatsoever… When I moved to SC I noticed that southern people are CRAZY ABOUT SWEET TEA! Or any tea haha, but for me if it’s not tea in a bag then it’s not tea. Well I was a bit skeptical about this tea because most bottled teas are loaded with sugar and caffeine and some weird stuff, that makes it taste even weirder. But I gave it a try. AND I LOVED IT!!! OMG! Tasted just like natural tea, I think I’m in love now with Pure Leaf Iced Tea. Influenster sent me the lemon flavored tea and I’m grateful for it! It was so refreshing, tasted all natural, no sugar at all, you can drink it room temperature or with tons of ice, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I’m surprised I’ve never heard of this brand of tea. Go check them out today! You won’t regret it. TheLoveofLeaves.com

Softlips Cube: $3.49 (#GetCubed, @Softlipslipbalmfacebook.com/softlips)

Can you say “BEST LIP BALM EVER!?”. So tasty and soothing, and that adorable cubed shape! Soflips will forever remain in my lips. The variety of flavors is so yummy! And the colors are super cute. Best of all, because of it’s shape it won’t get lost in the bottom of your purse. (Yes, that’s possible). I apply my Softlips lip balm before my lip gloss or lipstick. That way it’ll last longer and mi lips will be protected!

Bikini Ready Energy Gummies: $14.99 (#bikinireadylifestyle, @bikinireadylife, facebook.com/BikiniReadyLifestyle)

So these gummies (I just got a sample with 2 in them) are good for a quick “pick-me up” kind of situation. It says it increases energy, of course, it contains 20mg of caffeine (equal to 1/4 cup of brewed coffee). So you’re gonna feel super hyper and ready to tackle anything for 2 or 3 hours (at least that’s what happened to me haha). They taste just like regular gummies. Would have loved to receive a full bottle just to study them a bit more.

 

So there you have it guys! My experience with each product from the #VitaVoxBox! Dont forget to follow/like each product (links are ready to go).

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