Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Listerine Healthy White Mouth Rinse Review for Crowdtap


I'm a long time member of a website called Crowdtap and I get from time to time some awesome name brand products to try.This time I got a full sized bottle of Listerine healthy White Mouth Rinse.I had been a long time user of Listerine products but I had never used this Product before.

I was very excited when I got it in ,my mail and I opened the box to see that it was a good sized bottle to last me for a long time. I had to open the bottle and smell it first.The smell wasn't very strong but wasn't much either. I had to put it to try so I immediately poured out some and swooshed in my mouth.

I didn't feel any burning sensation or anything like that. Normally some mouth washes are very harsh for me and give me blisters after using. I didn't have nay such problem with this. It kept my mouth fresh for a long time after using it. Which means that it kills the Oder causing  bacteria effectively in the mouth.

I would recommend this product to others and now I'm encouraging my husband  also to try it.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Nescafe 2-in-1 Coffee+Coffee mate Creamer Review for Smiley360

I'm a Smiley360 member and I got this product for free to taste and give my reviews.I got to taste test the French Vanilla Flavor. It is very easy to prepare and with in seconds a hot, creamy, sweet  and delicious  beverage is ready to drink.

Take 6-8 oz hot water in a Mug and add 2 Tbsp of NESCAFÉ with Coffee-mate, stir thoroughly and Voilà the beverage is ready no need to add sugar and creamer is already inside it. Enjoy!

 I work at a School and  it is almost impossible for me to leave my workplace to grab a cup of coffee from a coffee store because you never know how long it will take for them to make your your order. You never know how long it will take to cross the street.The K-cup Coffee maker in our place is being used by a lot of people so I kind of feel that  it might have lots of germs on it. then there is an issue with storing creamer separately and then grabbing the k-cups and the creamer  running to the coffee maker. If I miss to pick one of these items then I have to race back on a time crunch. None of that any more.

So, this product will definitely be used by me a lot. All I'll have to do is take some hot water in a Thermos from my home and quickly make this yummy beverage. French vanilla flavor comes out very well in this Product you can taste it and smell it. Storing one jar is easier than storing k-cups separately and the  creamer separately.

Thanks Nescafe for coming up with this new idea and thanks Smiley360 for letting me try it.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Vaseline Intensive Care Review for Influenster

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance Free Lotion

As a member of website called Influenster, Influenster I get to try free products and give my opinion.I'm not compensated in any other way besides getting free products to try.All the opinions are  solely mine or provided by my family members.

This time I got to try a full sized bottle of  Vaseline Intensive care Advanced Repair Fragrance Free Lotion, for free. I had been a long time fan and user of their petroleum Jelly and some other products. But I was not at all aware of their this new product until I got to try it from Influenster. I'm glad that I got to try to see it if I like the product or not.

This product is clinically proven to heal very dry skin in 5 days.I have somewhat dry skin and it gets worsen during the cold winter months when the air is extremely dry and very cold. I have to keep applying some lotion all the time.

This lotion has Micro droplets of Vaseline Jelly and it is combined with their highest levels of moisturizing Glycerine. My kit came with a skin test patch of before and after  use. My skin tested for Dry skin as I had thought, then I use the lotion for 5 days (during this period I didn't use any other lotion or moisturizer.

I was very pleased with the results and when I tested my skin again I found out that it indeed had become soft and wasn't so dry any more. I'm not sensitive to fragrances in my lotion but  I would recommend it to people who can't tolerate fragrances in their personal care products.

I found this lotion to be fast absorbing and non-greasy. I sometimes have issues with a greasy lotions because they soil my clothes but I didn't have any such issue with this lotion.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Hi My Blog Readers,
                      I'm a BzzAgent and as a BzzAgent I get to enjoy free Products  to try from leading Companies and give my honest opinions.

                     So,this time I got to try Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel. I had been a solid deodorant user my entire life and I had never tried the Gel type Deodorant so obviously I was excited, skeptical and lots of others emotions were going through my mind. One fine day my free full sized product came to my house.It was a 2.7 oz container and not a travel size container.I was very happy.

I opened the lid to take a first whiff and I liked the fresh , clean scent that was little bit leaning towards sports deodorant type of smells.Since I didn't realize what scent I was going to get until it came to my door so I was very surprised how much I loved the scent.I would definitely try to use their Powder Protection scent.

My concern with Solid type of Deodorants were that they would dry up and the whole stick would fall apart. This problem will definitely get solved  and I loved the scent so that's a good thing. I sweat a lot but not excessively so this product is perfect for me.However at my School I have my own control and heating and cooling system(In fact the whole building and all the rooms are centrally controlled by the district except my room.

I crank up the heat when kids are not in my room because I'm the only one in the Library but when students come to me it gets very warm quickly and it gets sweaty that's when the problems of odor comes to me. I carry a travel size deodorant in my purse all the time so that I can quickly go to the restroom and apply it again.

When I tried this product I refrained myself from re-applying the deodorant because I wanted to check how long does the scent and the effect of freshness from Secret Outlast Gel, last.

I didn't do the 48 hours test but it did pass the 8 hour test for me and when I was heading home I was still feeling fresh and the deodorant smell was there ,it was faint but it was there. I also tried it with a black shirt on and my guess was that there will be a wet sticky spot there but guess what the product dries up really fast.

Here are some of the facts about this product that I learned and would love to share it with you:
1. It spreads easily and evenly not leaving blobs behind.
2. It has fast drying ingredients for the product to dry out fast after application and not having to wait for it to dry and we don't end up having a wet patch on our clothes.
3. Its water based formula helps the active ingredients in it, to enter sweat glands faster than other products.
4. No white marks of course as I said earlier.
5. 48 hour protection because the PH of Secret Outlast Gel minimizes the odor causing bacteria to form.
 I was at Macy's  departmental Store yesterday , shopping. I wanted to buy something to wear for the Christmas. They had some shirts really marked down to $11.00 so I started searching a good looking shirt that was in my size.They had some black and some green ones there. I didn't like the green color's T shirts' shade. I love wearing Back but because of the fear for ugly white marks I used to limit myself from buying black colored clothes.

Suddenly I had a song on lips and I guess that I gave a thumbs up to myself because now I had a deodorant that would eliminate my problem of white marks. So I'm going to have a fun time wearing it with any embarrassment or  with out having to refrain myself from holding my arms up. 

This is the Picture of my beautiful Black T-shirt.

Give it  a try and I bet that you will love it as much as I do.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Arla Dofino Cheese Reviews for BzzAgent

Arla Dofino Cheese Reviews for BzzAgent

I'm a BzzAgent which means that I get to try various products for free and give my honest opinions. So far I have tried over 20 Products in the past 2 years and I have several more to try. Visit to learn more about it. BzzAgent sends me free Products or free product coupons and then I try them over a period of time and submit my reviews to help other people learn about these Products.

As you can see from the title that this time I tried Arla Dofino Cheese. These Cheeses are sold in Fred Meyer's, Kroger,QFC and several such stores. Visit their website for lots of info about their cheeses and also get recipes from there .

I love Havarti Cheese and I have tried this type of cheese made from some other brands but I had never ever tried Arla Dofino Havarti Cheese. In fact I had never even heard about this cheese before I got in to this Campaign and thank goodness that I did this review. Now I know about these delicious Cheeses.

Arla Dofino besides making  Havati (Havarti comes in flavors like Creamy Dill,Caraway,Jalapeno sliced or in blocks) makes lots of other variety of cheeses like Edam, Fontina, Gouda.


I couldn't find any other cheese besides Havarti Creamy Type so I'll be talking about Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti Block Cheese. This Cheese can be had a snack or can be used in Cooking too.For snacking it is easy to slice or cut in to pieces and for cooking I grate it for it to melt evenly and I can spread it easily.

Arla Dofino Cheeses are manufactured naturally using very little ingredients and there are no added Hormones, Preservatives or Artificial Coloring.The Creamy Havarti has Pasteurized Milk,Salt,Microbial Rennet and Cheese Culture. It is as simple as that and it has no mysterious sounding ingredients that I can't identify or even pronounce or spell it without looking.Their packaging is also going to be 100% recyclable by 2020.

I tried it as a snack with Crackers, Rustic Bread and Crisp bagel chips since all these items had different textures and taste so I wanted to see how each one tastes with Havarti Cheese.I sliced it in to thin slices and topped it on these items and ate it. It went very well with all these snacks that everybody is familiar with. The cheese was creamy but still had texture wasn't the spreadable kind of creaminess , was wholesome and delicious. It wasn't very strong and wasn't too mild either. I'm not very fond of strong tasting cheeses so if you are some one like me that can't stand sharp cheese taste then this might be a perfect fit for you too.

Here is my platter:
The next evening my Husband e-mailed me that he has to go out for dinner with a group of people that have come to his workplace from their Texas branch.So I decided to make Grilled cheese Sandwich using Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti Cheese because I wasn't sure how the final product will be.Normally when I make Grilled cheese sandwich I put slices of beef steak tomato and few leaves of basil but I wanted to concentrate on the taste and texture and melting quality of the cheese so I decided not to put anything. I absolutely loved it and I left one piece for my just in case  he would want something later before going to bed. It turned out that he didn't like the food at the restaurant so he wanted to eat something at home.

I gave him the left over piece and he totally liked it and wanted to have it the next day for dinner  with some tomato soup since it was snowing a bit and it was extremely cold so this would have been our comfort food to fill up our belly and feel cozy and warm,

I felt that I still haven't baked anything with it. So, one night I decided to make baked Penne pasta.I started looking for a recipe but most of the recipes that I saw needed ingredients that I didn't have it at home and it was very icy on the streets so we were not  going anywhere. We had a snow day that day so it was a very lazy day and we wanted something very satisfying.

Here is what I made with Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti.

1 cup Boiled and drained Penne pasta (I mixed some elbow macaroni also in it because I had very little quantity of both).
some chopped onion and garlic (I would have put vegetables like Mushrooms, Zucchini if I had them).However I did make it again using these items but we were so eager to taste that I didn't take any pictures.
1 small can of tomato sauce (thanks for my couponing I had some canned tomato products in my pantry)
1 Cup grated Havarti Cheese

I sauteed onion and garlic in olive oil until they were soft and then added the tomato sauce.I let it simmer for a little bit until the sauce became slightly thick.Then drained Penne pasta was added and mixed thoroughly. I buttered a baking dish and poured the mixture in it. I spread the cheese on top and broiled it in the oven on high heat for 5-7 minutes. It came out very well, it was simple but extremely delicious. My husband normally doesn't talk much about the food that he is eating and always says that he eating it which means it is good.But this time he complimented me on preparing it.He also told me that we need more of Arla Dofino Cheeses and we need to look for some other variety.
Penne Past with Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti
I hope that you will love these cheeses as much as we do in our household. There are some awesome recipes on their website so enjoy trying them.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Aches and pains reliever~ Fast Acting Film Coated tablets Review

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I got my sample from Crowdtap to review.I had been an Advil user for a long time but I always took the Liqui-gels. So when got this opportunity for sample share to try the Film Coated Tablets I was very excited. I soon as I found out that I got accepted for sampling these with some of my friends, I started waiting with lots of anticipation and little bit of mixed feelings not knowing much about this product. Lots of questions were going through my mind like if this is something that agree with my body? will it work will be hard to swallow?(I'm not a huge fan of swallowing pills but as an Adult I don't have any choice) How long will it take to make the aches and pains go away etc. This new product comes in the form of tablets or Caplets.So, we can choose what is convenient for us to swallow.

To my disappointment my Samples didn't come and I got a reminder from reminding me that only 7 days are left for me to submit my report.But finally my samples came on Friday in my mailbox.

I quickly took a picture of my samples and distributed some to my neighbors and one to my co-worker  along with $3.00 off coupons, I didn't take any Pictures because right now I'm having not feeling so good and didn't want to spread my germs being near them for too long.

But the timing was just right for me to take them.Each sachet had two tablets so I took two tablets. Normally when I take liqui-gels I take only one at a time and it takes somewhere around one hour for the fever to subside and body and headaches  to go away. But my fever started coming down and my aches were lessened with in 30 minutes.

However I did take one picture today of a co-worker at my workplace who also had  gotten a sample and a coupon. Her husband has back ache and he would appreciate to use the sample and the coupon.

  • Headaches
  • Muscle Aches
  • Toothaches
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Back pains
  • Minor pain of Arthritis

Ingredients: Active ingredient (in each tablet) PurposeIbuprofen 200 mg (provided as ibuprofen sodium 256 mg) (NSAID)* Pain reliever/Fever reducer *nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-Inactive ingredients acesulfame potassium, caramel color, carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, copovidone, ferric oxide, hypromellose, mannitol, medium-chain triglycerides, microcrystalline cellulose, natural and artificial flavor, pharmaceutical ink, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sucralose, titanium dioxide

Tips for using it: I heard from some of the people that I shared my Samples that they had heartburn issues so perhaps following tips would work to avoid this situation. I never take any kind of pain reliever on an empty stomach. My Mom and dad always gave us a little bite of something before giving us a pain reliever and they also did the same thing for themselves.
  • To avoid getting heart burn always take it after eating something and try to avoid taking it on an empty Stomach
  • Drink lots of water while taking it for it to work faster

Disclaimer:All the opinions in this review are my own and I was sent some free samples and coupons to test and  to share with people known to me.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy review and Giveaway

Crystals Aromatehrapy Promotion

I got to try Purex Crystals Aromatherapy  and now I have two  free full sized (18 oz.) product coupons to giveaway for you to try.If you live your Laundry to smell fresh and you want to refresh your mood while you do the laundry then this product is just right for you. I tried Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Well being. It's pink crystals are extremely pleasant for eyes.

This in wash Fragrance Booster contain essentials oils. Purex Crystals Aromatherapy are sold in three Fragrances:

  • Energy with Citrus Fragrance(Yellow Crystals)
  • Well Being with Fresh Blossom Fragrance (Pink Crystals)
  • Serenity with Water Lily (Blue Crystals)

Each Fragrance is unique to express your mood and these crystals have  the capability  to keep clothes smelling fresh for weeks.These Crystals keep my Towels,Socks smelling very fresh and I use them pretty much for all of my laundry.

These Crytals dissolve completely and do not stain your clothes or leave streaks on them. Except for the fresh smelling scents you won't notice that you had put crystals in your washing.They do not clog your pipes and are very easy and safe  to use.

Uses of Purex Crystal Aromatherapy: Besides using it in my laundry I also like to use purex crystals in my bathroom , what I do is put a little bit in a Sachet and hang it somewhere

Directions to use: Put the crystals directly to your washing Machine's tub before starting it.       Ideal for front loading, top loading, HE washing machines.

Uses of Purex Crystal Aromatherapy: Besides using it in my laundry I also like to use purex crystals in my bathroom , what I do is put a little bit in a Sachet and hang it somewhere

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Disclaimer: Besides receiving my Bottle of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy and coupons for giveaways I was not paid to do this review and all the opinions in this review are my own.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

eSalon Hair Color Review

I have been  a BzzAgent for a long time and as a BzzAgent I get to test free Products and I absolutely enjoy testing my free  Products.It helps me spread the word to my friends and family members about what is good and what is not and helps me determine if I want to buy a particular product or not.

So, when I got to test eSalon Hair Color I was very happy because I had never used their products and secondly I color my hair at home and very rarely at a Salon so I'm always looking for awesome hair coloring products .The best thing that I found about eSalon is that we can customize our hair color and order it on-line after submitting a short survey and the kit is delivered to our door with all items that we need in a box.

The Kit that I got was way cheaper then what I would have paid after  going to a  Salon and getting my hair colored and I also liked the fact we can color our hair anytime in the comforts of our home.

Visit and submit a short survey to start the process of ordering I ordered soft black but since this was my first time ordering it so I entered in my survey that I wanted a semi permanent hair Color but very soon I got an e-mail from their professional Hair Colorists suggesting that I change my order to permanent color  instead of semi permanent since I want to cover my hair with color more than just the root touch up.  Look at this chart to see endless possibilities of hair color to suit every person's need.

Endless Color Possibilities Swatches

My Kit arrived at my door very shortly after ordering however I did get an e-mail from them saying that my order is getting delayed because of the number of people that are ordering . I was very surprised that it didn't take them too long to get my order ready. So, I would say that they have excellent customer services  When I opened the kit I was extremely surprised to see that it had everything in it including the Color Guard for the hair line. I even started looking for the Gloves thinking that they don't have any Gloves in the Kit but Voila a pair of non latex Gloves(I'm allergic to Latex so this was a blessing for me) were also in the kit.

I have been  putting some  body or face lotion (which ever is available) on my hair line to protect my skin from getting hair color but I was always disappointed that the  lotion always got in to my hair and those hair strands would not get any hair color . But the color guard that I got in my eSalon hair color kit  was of a thicker consistency may be in the consistency of Vaseline so it didn't spread beyond the area that I wanted it to be applied.

After mixing two coloring agents in a bottle I got a strong whiff of   smell of Ammonia that was  over powering  for me but then I realized that it could be because I have always used semi permanent hair color so I wasn't used to this  type of smell. But the smell faded away after some time.There was a small timer in the kit with a Triple A battery (normally any battery operated items that we buy always says that battery not included so this was very touching moment for me).We can customize our kit and add as many accessories that we want or may be as less as we want. But as a Bzzagent testing this Product  my personal kit was free and I could order anything from their on-line store and spend  up to $65 . I could put a lot of extra items in it.

Look  at all the things in my Kit, that The Red Bottle in the Kit is  color safe shampoo and root touch up (it is sitting on the far left hand corner)  for later use when needed. I was very pleased with my kit.The end results were also far better then I had imagined. After washing my hair with the Shampoo that I purchased in my kit , it doesn't smell like hair color or ammonia like any more.

There are three easy steps in getting your custom hair color:
1. Complete our survey and get matched with an eSalon colorist.
2. Your colorist analyzes your answers and creates the perfect formula to reach your desired color
3. Your eSalon application conveniently arrives at your door, ready to work its magic

Here is a review that I found on Good Housekeeping blog.