Monday, August 11, 2014

Jamba Juice Home Smoothies

Short and sweet tonight!  In my last Influenster box, I received a coupon for a free package of Frozen Jamba Juice Smoothies.  There was a also a coupon for a buy 1, get 1 so I bought three!  I just tried the Green Fusion.  All I can say is "YUMMYYYYYY!!!!!"  Never thought I would enjoy a smoothie with broccoli in it, but this is SO GOOD!!!    So simple to make a t home, just add cold apple juice and throw it in the blender.  I do recommend softening up the smoothie mix a bit.  It took a while for mine to get totally mixed.  I did have some chunks in it but that was fine with me.  I don't mind the chunks in it as long as they don't clog my straw too much!! ;)

Today, I tried the Strawberry Wild.  Not a favorite but I love strawberries and bananas in a smoothie.  It just wasn't as good as the Green Fusion.  I have one more  in the freezer:  Red Fusion.  It has purple carrots and sweet potatoes in it along with the fruits.  I may have to try it tomorrow....

I am a fan!  Not something I will be able to buy often, but it makes for a great treat!  And breakfast! If you'd like to sign up with Influenster, please, send me an email and I'll send you  the referral link!

Hope you have a terrific Day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Shampoo Revoo

I know, I've been remiss with getting a blog out in the past month or 2.  Please forgive me?!  I won't promise to do better because that just doesn't seem to happen....

Anyway....Today, I have a review of 2 different shampoo and conditioner samples I have received recently:  Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing shampoo and conditioner. (#Influenster) I had never heard of this brand before but Walmart has a large line of the NYM products, averaging price being $4.75.  The second one is of Dove Oxygen shampoo and conditioner (PinchMe) , averaging $5.00 each at Walmart.
Now for my opinion, I know y'all are sitting on pins and needles awaiting this part! I was not impressed. I'm not to sure what the craze is about having "beach hair" but I don't think I'm a fan. I have tried 2 different texturing hair "sprays" for that beach wave look and all they did was make my hair feel like I had a ton of product on it. I want able to get it to scrunch very well and look any different from not combing my hair!  (Review will follow in a day or two on them.  One is from Ion and the other Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray.)

Back to the shampoo and conditioner..... I loved the scent of them! I have always loved anything with that tropical, coconut, beach fragrance but these are not got me. They left my hair feeling like it was in bad need of a conditioning. My hair is thick and maybe the conditioner sample wasn't enough to get a nice feel out of it for my mane.

Bottom line: NYM Beach Babe shampoo and conditioner are not for me. 

Next up is Dove's Oxygen shampoo and conditioner. Again, for a normal person, there are probably two servings (servings? Yea, why not!) but for me, I get one use.  This was a decent size sample.

The shampoo and conditioner have a pleasant fragrance, and left my hair smelling good.  I have used other Dove products that did a better job on my hair.  Once I had rinsed the conditioner from my hair, it did feel soft but wasn't soft enough to get a comb thru easily. 

Final decision: While I like Dove hair products, I probably wouldn't buy this.  I'll use the moisture adding ones.

Just because I didn't have too much good to say about either of the two other samples I reviewed, I'm throwing one in that I did like! 

 In the last PinchMe box I received, I was sent samples of Fructis Hydra Recharge shampoo and conditioner, deep conditioner, as well as Fructis Marvelous Oil.  
The Marvelous Oil is advertised as a "5 Action Hair Elixir". And can be used in 5 different ways:

1. Pre-Shampoo Treatment: Apply to hair (wet or dry) before shampooing to help prime hair locks for gentle cleaning.
2. Boost Conditioning: Add 1 or 2 drops to your conditioner to help get rid of pesky knots and tangles.
3. Blow-Dry Protector: Apply to damp to help protect when blow drying.
4. Finish With Hi-Watt Shine: Apply to damp or dry ends to help smooth split ends and tame flyaways.
5. Treat Hair Overnight: To restore softness while you sleep, work into wet or dry hair and leave in overnight.

Once I had rinsed the shampoo out of my hair, I combined the oil and the conditioner. OMG!  My hair felt MARVELOUS!!!  I may buy this treatment in the very near future.  I have to highly recommend it.  I had just gotten a hair cut too, so I know that was also a big help to how my hair felt when I rinsed it out.  Fructis products start at $5 each.

Results:  I have always liked Fructis shampoos and conditioners, this just sealed my love of the products!

Thank you for your attention today!  I greatly appreciate when you visit my little blog! :)