Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gillette Venus Embrace

Gillette Venus: Click here to go to Website
Great Feature: Any Venus blade refill fits with ANY Venus razor handle! How great is that? (: You can Mix & Match to find the PERFECT Venus for YOU.

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Jaqtastic Review! This is another product that was featured in the Cosmo Voxbox by Influenster. This is the Venus Embrace + Venus Olay.
The card that came in the Voxbox reads:
"Venus: $3.50-$4.50 per month for blade refills.

Gillette Venus Embrace: Venus Embrace blade refills provide an ultra-close shave with five blades that hug curves to get virtually every hair. Available in 4- and 8- count packages

Venus & Olay Razor: Venus & Olay blade refills feature Olay Moisture Bars that contain skin conditioners to help lock in moisture and with every smoothing stroke, Venus’ five blades provide an ultra-close shave. Available in 3-count packages."

So first off, I have never tried a Venus Razor product before. Which I regret JUST finding out about! Usually I buy disposable razors out of convenience, and it being cheap. However, after trying out this product, I realize that spending a bit of cash is probably worth it.

I received this product just in the nick of time- perfect to try out right before my Yoga class- sweet! I read online that this product didn't need shaving cream or shaving gel, which was a relief because, lo and behold, I ran out of it!

Still, I felt myself getting weary over the idea of using a razor without any shaving product. I wasn't the most graceful creature on this planet, especially when given a Razor! Golly, how many times in the past had I cut my knees, and ankles over a accidental slippage?

In any case! At first I slowly ran this over my leg. So far so good. I took it a step further and began pretending my Venus Razor was some racing car. ((: Despite using this quickly over my legs, I didn't find any sort of scratch on me! The best part? My legs felt super smooth afterwards! Ahhh, I love this! I also love how it doesn't leave as much stubble as the other razors I use. Which is plus, because I hate looking as if I failed at shaving!

In this VoxBox, I also received the Venus & Olay blade refill.
This blade is said to provide your skin with even more moisturizer! I can say that this will also be another perfect blade for me since I tend to get dry skin a lot- so any bit of moisture helps!

Overall I would give this product 5 perfect stars. I love it, and I recommend it to any person who is tired of looking like a bloody mess, straight from a horror movie, after cutting themselves with a razor (: Do try it out!

*Note: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program. *

Friday, December 14, 2012

Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works: Click here to go to website.
About Bath & Body Works: "Bath & Body Works travels the world to find the latest trends and most beautiful scents. They never rest in their commitment to bring the world's newest freshest fragrances for body, hand and home."

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Jaqtastic Review! This is another product that was featured in the Cosmo Voxbox by Influenster. This is the Forever Red- Exclusively at Bath and Body Works.
The card that came in the Voxbox reads:
"Forever Red Eau de Parfume Exclusively at Bath & Body Works: $10.00 for .25 fl oz/7mL/ $44.50 for Full Size.

A touch of red is pure magic! Bath & Body Works introduces you to their new, most luxurious fragrance ever, as you lavishly spray on a passionate blend of pomegranate & red osmanthus with a sexy surprise of vanilla rum, for a forever enchanting way to fragrance. Everyone will be commenting on how great you smell!

The sample size is a pretty good amount- compared to the unusually small bottles many companies tend to give out. It is a .25 fl oz bottle, which personally for me, can last a few months! Especially with how strong this perfume is. 1 to 2 sprays is enough for me! (Restrict it to 1 spray if you have severe allergies!)

So the bottle takes on a simplistic view; however, at first glance I automatically pictured an elegant, older, woman holding this product. This is not to say that only older ladies wear this! Just that it gives off a very classy vibe.

A strong vanilla smell radiated off the bottle. The smell took me back to the times where I would be around my grandmother- it reminded me of how strong and independent she was, yet how absolutely sweet she could be as well. How comforting. I can say that this is one of the main reasons I love this product!

The smell soon took on an almost extreme fruity and sweetly scent. This is not something that should be over used too much! When I sprayed this on, I started violently sneezing, however my allergies soon settled down as the scent began to mix around with my body chemicals and lost its power. It mellowed out and lasted for a few hours. Amazingly, I sprayed this on a piece of clothing on Friday, and when I went to use it the following week, the smell was still slightly lingering! Very good lasting power.

Overall I love this smell- despite it being too strong at first, over time a very mellowed out fruity-vanilla scent lingered- it became obvious that it was very alluring to most people around me.

Seriously! I've had people lean towards me and stand just a bit too close just to catch a whiff of what I was wearing! (: I recommend this product 90% of the way. Points off for those who have allergies or are sensitive to strong smells.

So! Some Tips!
o If you are someone who has allergies, try to spray it away from the neck area- as to not have it all up in your face. Try spraying it on your clothes instead, on your wrist, or on the back of your neck. If not, just stick to one spray! I personally preferred spraying it on my clothes- the scent will last longer.
o If this still causes your allergies to react, try buying the other forms they have of this product- such as the gels, or lotions. They are said to have a more lighter scent!

*Note: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program. *

Approval from Mr. Bear! (:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ghirardelli Chocolate Review- Cosmo Vox Box

So, this scrumptious looking chocolate bar was one of the items in the Cosmo VoxBox 2012, complimentary from Influenster. I tried saving this for as long as I could, I really did, but...well. Let's just say this chocolate bar didn't get to live to see it's second day. That should be a foretelling on how amazing this product was. (;

First off, I love how fancy, yet simple the packaging is. For a moment, it made me feel as if I was being treated with the most divine chocolate in existence- Which actually, is not too far from the truth. The packaging shows a simple image of how a piece of the bar looks- chocolate with almonds sneaking a peek out the corners of it- All natural. Ohohoho.

At the back of the box is a convenient 'tear here' prompt, which allows the content to be easily pulled out.

The chocolate is concealed in nice, thin, golden wrap. And by thin, I mean very, very, very thin and flimsy feeling. Like Aluminum foil maybe? Silly as it may be, I actually awed at it for a few minutes, and for a while debated if I should actually tear through it like a maniac or not. I did.

Maybe I fail at opening packaging, but I managed to destroy half the bar in my attempts to gently take it out. Oops. Ah well, my sister snatched up all the pieces that managed to break off.

The bar itself is pretty thin, but each square piece is rather large. Creamy chocolate meets a very distinct and noticeable almond and nutty flavor. The almond is not too crunchy, as most nutty bars are. And as someone who is not a big fan of almonds or nuts in general, I found this to be bearable. (Hehe, found it absolutely cute to see almonds, quite literally, sticking half out of the squares).

Anyways! The sea salt isn't noticeable at all, that, or I don't know exactly how strong sea salt is! Yet, there is a small salty note as you go deeper into the bar, however I noticed that the more saltier chocolate pieces were those at the bottom rows.

Overall, I would say that I loved this chocolate bar (and so did my sister). Would I buy it again? If I saw it, yes! It's a great reward to treat yourself from time to time. Would I recommend it? Yes x2! I would just say that some others claimed that this bar was too salty for their liking. So keep that in mind if you are thinking about trying it.

*NOTE* I received these products complimentary from Influenster.
Site: Influenster
Price: Free - There is a waiting list.
The catch? : You must do reviews and test out products in order to raise up your score and earn badges, which then can qualify you for VoxBoxes.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Love With Food- December Box 2012

So happy! My Love with Food Box arrived today! And boy, does it contains some amazing treats. This month I managed to get three boxes- One for me, one for my sister, and one for my mother and brother to share. Needless to say, two of the three boxes were gone and emptied within seconds! ((:
Fortunately I managed to hide my box away, so I can review them later- Excited to try all but the minty stuff. After finals of course. Expect a review then (;

Before I forget! Here are the items in the December Box:
o Honey Cinnamon Almonds From Nunes Farms
o Holiday Salt Water Taffy From Taffy Town
o Belgian Milk Chocolate Dipped Nutter Butter from the Big Chocolate Dipper
o Candy Cane Truffle from Kara Chocolates
o Mocha Mint Cappuccino from Hills Brothers
o Gingerbread Boy from Nikki's Cookies
o Chocolate Tasting Squares from Madecasse
o Fleur de Sel Caramel Popcorn from 479 Popcorn
o 10$ Voucher for Ecomom
o 10% off Craft Coffee
o Virgin Wines Discount

Love with food
Love With Food - Discover Great Food for a Great Cause
Type: Subscription Box
Price: $10 per month + $2 per month shipping (Overall price: $12) However there tends to be a lot of promo codes and discounts that'll make the box 7$ and even 2$.
What is Love with food?
It's a monthly subscription service.
"Get 8+ NEW gourmet foods delivered to your door for $10/month
and we'll donate a meal to a hungry child."
(: Whats there to lose?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cosmo Voxbox 2012

I recently received my Cosmo Voxbox from Influenster. Already tried most of the items. The pens worked just as they advertised and were erasable- however, you had to erase a bit just to see any results. Tried a bit of the Forever Red Perfume, and it just smelled divine- would love to wear this all the time. The chocolate...ah the chocolate. What can I say? Must have more! And the razor? Smooth shaving and smooth skin (; Ahaha. Overall, I would say I will definitely use every item here! 5 perfect stars from me. (:

Will post my reviews of each and every item after finals.

Items in the box:

Site: Influenster
Price: Free
The catch? : You must do reviews and test out products in order to raise up your score and earn badges.

ALSO: Just got a notification that I will be receiving the next program : “¡Head & Shoulders al Rescate!”. So nice (:
*NOTE* I received these products complimentary from Influenster.