Archive | July, 2012

Sample Review: Febreze Set and Refresh

26 Jul

The other day I got a package in the mail from Procter & Gamble, and I was confused as to what it could be. Turns out it was my Febreze Set & Refresh(Apple Spice and Delight) sample I had requested awhile ago. This sample is FULL-SIZED! The package came with one(1) scent cartridge and one(1) housing unit. As advertised, the product needs “no plugs or batteries”. Just as similar products that do plug-in, this has a scent cartridge that can be replaced. The Set and Refresh is meant to be used in small to medium rooms, I placed mine in my bedroom that is a little larger. This product is AMAZING! First of all, I love the fragrance, I always get apple cinnamon if I have the choice. Secondly, the smell permeates through the room faster and stronger than I had expected. I can even smell it in my hallway when I walk by.

My best Friend also received a sample in the New Zealand Spring fragrance. She said she loves it, and plans to by refills and another housing unit. I have to agree with her. I will also be purchasing more of this product in the future. I also recommend it! It gets the job done, and doesn’t add to your electric bill!

You can purchase the Set and Refresh on the Febreze website OR be on the lookout for more samples by “liking” their Facebook Page.

Happy Sampling!




St. Ives Facial scrub sample!!

20 Jul

My last two “sample alerts” have been geared toward African-Americans. That was not intentional but being that I am African-American, I decided to take advantage of them and also share them. BUT here is a sample that is geared toward EVERYONE!!

St. Ives is giving away free samples of their Blemish Control Apricot Scrub! Go “like” their Facebook Page. In order to receive this sample you must upload a picture,choose one of your friends photos, and “make” a poster.If you do not want your finished outcome to be published on their page, there is a box you can select before you press submit.Upon submitting your sample request you will also be entered to win a trip for two to LA, California!!


Sample Alert!-Dark and Lovely Anti-reversion Cream

20 Jul

Dark and Lovely is giving away a limited amount of their new  6 week Anti-Reversion Serum Cream. The function of this product is to prevent “curls, kinks, and waves” between getting your hair relaxed. As a girl with extremely kinky hair Its hard for me to find products that actually work how hey are marketed. Since this is a brand new product I am excited to try this out! I use their relaxers regularly and also at time I use the shampoo and conditioner. I have never had a complaint!

How to get the sample? Just go “like” their Facebook page. Answer “yes” to having your hair relaxed, and fill out your mailing information!


Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Masque

19 Jul

This is a product that I swear by and would recommend to anyone! I have tried a few different masques such as mud and cucumber, but this is the one that I have settled with. My mother suggested I try it and that was great advice. I consider my skin type to be “normal”, because I have never had excessively oily or dry skin and i do not have an issue with acne. Due to the fact that I don’t have any skin problem in particular to correct, my use of face masques are just to clean my skin and make it feel refreshed. Queen Helene’s masque does just that. It smells of mint and its as if you can feel the formula cleaning out your pores!  The masque is not at all gritty and goes on really smooth. It dries pretty fast. The instructions suggest that you keep it on for about 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water, but sometimes I keep it on a little longer. When you do rinse it off, I promise you, your face will feel so clean and rejuvenated!

I usually purchase mine at Walgreens for about $5 BUT I just found out that you can find it at Ulta for $4. They also sell a few other skin care products!

SAMPLE ALERT!: Creme of Nature : Prefect Edges

19 Jul

Hurry to get a free sample of this product! Just go right here,fill out the form and it should tell you if it was successful! This product looks as if it is geared toward African-American woman, and I am actually going to look into it some more as I have never heard of them before. Below I will put the “Perfect Edges” description in case you might just be looking for new hair products.

Argan Oil Perfect Edges
Perfect Edges hair gel infused with Argan Oil controls and holds down edges, while moisturizing and adding Exotic Shine to the hair. This nutrient-rich formula makes hair stronger and gives superior hold without flaking. Perfect for creating sleek, smooth styles, ponytails, sculpting & styling the hair.

*Controls & holds down edges
*Moisturizes & gives Exotic Shine
*Perfect for relaxed & natural hair
*Infused with Argan Oil from Morocco
Available in 2.25 oz

How to Use:
Apply to edges & smooth with fingertips, small toothbrush or brush for desired look and hold.
Pro Tip:
Perfect for smoothing and molding the edges, nape & sides of short hair cut styles. Can also be used to spike and shape short hair.

Sinful Colors Review

19 Jul

This review is on my new discovery of the Sinful Colors brand. They are sold at drugstores and are really cost effective!!
 Forgive the video its my first one!!! But like I said go check it out because it is really  good quality and you wont be paying an “arm and leg” for it. 

(Forgive my video, it was my very first one ever! hopfeully I will get better at it)

E.L.F nail color

19 Jul



 I recently decided to try out one of the nail polish colors that E.L.F Cosmetics offers. I love wearing red lipstick, and I needed my nails to match. In general E.L.F. is excellent for those who love makeup but need to be “thrifty”. The name of the polish I settled on is “Smokin Hot”, it is such a vibrant red and goes on extremely smooth. apparently they had recently improved the formula so the price was raised to $2.00, the quality is great so im surprised they don’t charge more!

                   I love the color and the smoothness, it dries fast and with a top coat (I use Sally Hansen) it can last a whole week without any chipping.