Wednesday, April 1, 2015

And then it was April

 Well another month has come and gone and now it's time to see how it went. I spent most of March organizing and preparing myself for my move. That was my monthly goal. I can't say I kicked butt this month like I did last month. This is mostly because my move out date got pushed back to the end of April so I have more time to get it together.

Another goal was to keep on reading. I finished 2 books and started a third. I am feeling good in the reading department. I wasn't as social this month as I was last month. This was partially because the weather was nuts and I was trying to focus on my apartment and some personal issues.

March brought the first day of "Spring" and the Spring Blog Staycation. Even though March was pretty bi-polar with its weather swings, the Blog Staycation was pretty fabulous. You can read all about that here.

I have a few opportunities to write for a some other blogs, which is super exciting. Keep a lookout for that. I also have a new series or 2 that I will be unveiling this month. So yay for progress and growth here on the blog!

Now for my favorite part of March. All. The. Goodies.I fell in love with some new products and I want to share them with you! (I received all of these products for review purposes. All opinions are my own and are honest. The Pura D'Or is sponsored by Brandbacker)

Company: Pura D' Or (www.puradoroil.com)
The first thing I want to mention about this company is they are certified organic and no not test on animals. A win-win if you ask me! The conditioner contains no parabens, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), or harsh chemicals. It is made from 99% vegetable ingredients.

Product: Argan Oil Premium Organic Conditioner in Lavender Vanilla
The first thing I noticed when using this product is it smells AMAZING. The lavender and vanilla work really good together. The product itself its a creamy texture. The directions ask you to apply a small amount to your hand and work through your hair. Leave it on the hair for 2 minutes before washing out.

The outcome: The product worked in well to my hair. It never felt to oily or thick when applying. I left it on the full 2 minutes before washing it out. My hair felt very smooth, and again not oily. After showering I normally blow dry my hair, so I proceeded as normal. My hair looked straight, smooth, and very shiny. I really liked how it felt and made my hair look, until I went outside. My hair was full of static and was all sticking all over my face. That part bothered me because I am one of those people who can't stand my hair on my face.

The next time I washed my hair I used my regular conditioner and my hair seemed back to normal. Hoping it was a fluke I washed my hair on my next wash with the Pura D'Or conditioner and unfortunately my hair went right back to static city. Maybe it is the argan oil? Anyone have any ideas on what may of caused the static issue?

Product: Argan Oil for Body, Hair, and Skin Treatment
I love that this product comes on a glass bottle.  To use this product you can apply the oil as a daily moisturizer, morning and night as a treatment to heal, protect, and condition from head to toe.

The outcome: I have been using this as a hang moisturizer when I get up in the morning. I have applied it to my face at night a few times and I am surprised at how quickly my skin drinks it up. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. I need to dabble more in using it on my breakouts to see if it helps at all. Will update you all on that in a few weeks!

Overall:  I think both of these products are high quality and can do amazing things for your skin and hair. I am still a little frustrated about the conditioner but I am hoping as the weather changes maybe the static reaction will too! Argan oil is pretty neat stuff and I really do recommend these products if you are interested in them.

Product: Tide + Febreeze Laundry Pods
Can I just say how much I love Tide? Thanks to Influenster for introducing us :)  I am one of those folks who loves when my clothes smell pretty. Yes I enjoy the fresh scent of clean clothes right out of the dryer. I love it when it lingers for days.  And I also love how convenient these pods are. I currently live in a complex setting where I have a shared laundry facility. So now instead of lugging up my detergent AND my fabric softer on top of all of my laundry, all I need to do it throw in a few pods and off I go. Super convenient folks!

The Outcome: I love how easy these pods make my life. My clothes comes out clean, smelling fresh, and soft. No more need to carry extra bottles. I recommend these if you need to frequent the laundry mat. You will thank me.


Product: Wonka Randoms Gummy Candy
Okay I needed to get this off my chest and these candies are allowing me to do it. I am a gummy addict. No joke if there were meetings I would be their number one attendee. I was super excited to get these from Smiley 360 to try and review. As you can see this is a mere photo of a photo of these bad boys. I could not contain myself and ate them all within a few days. 

Outcome: I had so much fun eating these. They had all kinds of flavors and textures. Everything I could ever want in a gummy. If you are into gummies, these are for you. Find them in your local grocery store and get randomizing folks!


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10 comments:

  1. Wonka candies are the best! I didn't know they made gummies, but now I'll have to try it.

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  2. We only use the pods now -- so much easier to use and store!

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  3. I love the pods! They also make them for fabric softener now, too, I think.

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  4. They are so fun and so good! I really have a problem.. lol

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  5. I agree! I am officially making the switch!

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  6. I think I saw that. These particular ones had the softener in them already so I was sold! So easy.

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  7. Those gummies look like something I need.... well... maybe not need cause I busted out a hard jillian michaels thing this morning. but still. YUM!

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  8. They were soooo good! But I need a workout after lol

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  9. It's a lot of fun to review things and I can't complain when it's candy!

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  10. Gummies for the win! Remember when we could eat vitamins in gummy form? Those were the days lol Thanks for joinin the club!

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