Walmart ProCare Cool Mist Humidifier – Review

If you have little ones that are prone to getting sick (my 3-year-old included), then Walmart’s ProCare Cool Mist Humidifier is for you. As a mom of a 3-year-old, I am always looking for ways to prevent my daughter from getting sick (which is often) and to help alleviate her symptoms when she is sick.

The ProCare Cool Mist Humidifier helps provide soothing, invisible moisture to temporarily relieve cough and congestions. I owned one other cool mist humidifier prior to receiving the ProCare Cool Mist Humidifier from Influenster. This humidifier outperforms the other cool mist humidifier on so many levels.

Features include: 1 gallon tank, ability to run for 24-hours at a time, 2 output settings (low and high), wicking filter (to capture minerals and impurities from the water).

I was ecstatic when I received the humidifier in the mail. I opened it up right away and set it up in my bedroom. I didn’t immediately notice a difference, which I expected, but my husband woke up sicker than a dog. He blames the humidifier, but I have a feeling he was already coming down with something prior to us using the humidifier (although he had no previous symptoms).

We no longer use the humidifier at night due to how sick my husband got, but I run it during naptime for my daughter. I also like to bring it into my office when I’m working bright and early in the morning. So far, so good. My daughter and I have not been sick all winter! That could be because we’ve been using the humidifier or because we’ve been extremely lucky – I’ll never know for sure.

I haven’t personally noticed any negative aspects of this product, aside from my husband getting sick – again, that’s probably not the humidifier’s fault. I have read many comments from other reviewers who stated the tank leaks. I have not had this problem, but that is something to consider when purchasing this product.

Pros: I love that this humidifier can run for 24-hours straight, holds a significant amount of water, and is very quiet – even on high.

Is this a product my family and I will use all the time? Probably not. Does it help when you’re sick? I don’t know for sure because I haven’t been sick since receiving this product. *knock on wood*

Until next time, friends!
// Karissa <3

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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Herbal Essences VoxBox from Influenster.

This past week I received the Herbal Essences VoxBox from Influenster and I wanted to share a sneak peek at what was inside.

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I was in awe when I saw what was inside. THREE full-size Herbal Essences products to try which included the Herbal Essences Body Envy Shampoo, Conditioner, and Mousse.

I have already been testing these products and I cannot wait to write up a full review for you guys!

Herbal Essences Body Envy Shampoo & Conditioner Set (10.1 Fl Oz Ea)

Have you tried the Herbal Essences Body Envy products? If so, what do you think of them?

Have a wonderful Sunday!

// Karissa <3

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid VoxBox from Influenster — Review.

Hi, everyone!

Today I am excited to share with you the new Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid. I love testing and reviewing a wide variety of products, but my favorite types of products to test are makeup — especially lipstick!

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There are currently 10 Vivid Matte shades to choose from. The 2 shades I received in my VoxBox are “Nude Flush” and “Rebel Red.”

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NEW Country Crock Spread — Review + French Bread Recipe!

Hello!

It has been nearly a month since my last blog post, but I have been working hard on planning for upcoming blog posts. It has always been my desire to be more active on my blog, but life has made that difficult. I fully intend to change that here shortly. I have so many wonderful ideas for Makeup n’ Munchies — I’ve even been working on writing a cookbook! — which I’m very excited about. I’ve always loved writing and have dreamt of writing a book, so why not combine two things I love?

While I’ve been busily planning for Makeup n’ Munchies, working on both of our businesses and taking care of my family, Influenster surprised me with a new product to try! For the past month I have been actively testing the NEW Country Crock spreads! I have always been a Country Crock fan, but when I made the choice to better my health in 2014, I cut out all butter, margarin, etc. and switched to coconut oil. I was a bit skeptical when I read that the new spreads were healthier. Healthier butter?

Country Crocks new recipe includes:
Purified water
Soybean oil
Palm kernel and palm oil
Salt
Lecithin (soy)
Vinegar
Natural flavors
Vitamin A palmitate
Beta carotene (color)
Vitamin D3

These new spreads are so soft and creamy! The new Country Crock spreads are perfect for those recipes that call for softened butter or margarine. There’s no need to leave the spreads sitting on the counter to soften. Just measure what you need and you’re good to go!

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How to get products for free.

“How do you get free products?” That is a question I hear almost daily. Today I am here to share with you a few of my favorite websites I use to obtain FREE (mostly full size) products.

The first website that I’m going to brag about is Influenster. I have been an Influenster for just over three years. I stumbled across Influenster when I saw a friend of mine posting reviews on Facebook about products she received for free. Back when I joined Influenster, you needed another Influenster to invite you to join. Today, you can create an account for free. It’s simple to create an account and get started. Once you have created an account, it’s time to start reviewing! Search for products you already use and review them. You can also ask questions about the product or help answer other Influenster’s questions. The best advice I can give you about Influenster is to stay active and don’t give up hope! The more active you are, the more likely you are to receive a VoxBox. Also, make sure to connect all of your social media accounts and answer all “snaps” that come you way. I have been lucky enough to receive multiple VoxBoxes a year and I have so much fun with them! Influenster will email you short surveys for you to fill out to try to qualify you for future VoxBoxes. Make sure that you respond to them promptly because there’s always a deadline associated with each survey.

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#SpiceVoxBox — Review!

Here I am, trying to be consistent. Only 3 more days left until the #SpiceVoxBox comes to a close. I have now had the opportunity to test each product and am ready to review them. I had originally wanted to write a post for each product, but I have since decided not to. Each “mini review” will contain the description from the #SpiceVoxBox infromation card I received.

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“At Good Health, we believe the secret to a great “Lifeitude,” aka loving life to the fullest, is feeling good. That’s why we pack our Veggie Straws with Extra Goodness! Like nutrients (vitamins) from tomatoes, spinach, beets, broccoli and carrots to deliver a truly delicious snack so you can… Enjoy Being Good!”

The first product I would like to talk about is Good Health Veggies Straws. This product is great in so many ways. The first being it is a non-GMO product. I know many people who believe the whole “GMO” thing is a spoof (my husband included), but I am not one of them. Not only does this product fit my lifestyle, my almost three year old loves them as well. I’ve tried many different brands of veggie straws over the years, but this is the first brand of veggie straws that I actually thought tasted like real veggies. I only wish I could find these in store! I have looked at Walmart, Target, and our local grocery store and have had no luck. I haven’t been to Sprouts or Whole Foods lately, so I may have to try there. It’s nice finding a snack product that is healthy and accepted by my very picky toddler. According to the information card I received from Influenster, these 6.75 oz packs retail for $3.99. If anyone can find these, can you please share with me where you found them? #EnjoyBeingGood

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#SpiceVoxBox from Influenster!

Hey, everyone 🙂

It’s been way too long! I’m so behind on blogging, but I’m hoping to change that very soon. Between working full-time (my hubs too), running 2 businesses, chasing after my almost 3 year old daughter, and taking care of our 3 pups, I barely have time to breathe. Big changes are in our near future though 🙂 and I am optimistic I will have this blog up and running like I used to.

Recently, I received 2 VoxBox’s from Influenster. The first was the #PumpkinVoxBox and the second is the #SpiceVoxBox. I won’t even bother reviewing the #PumpkinVoxBox — no offense to Influenster, it just happens to be my least favorite VoxBox.

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As you can tell, I am very excited about this VoxBox. It has some amazing products and I don’t have a single bad thing to say about any of them.

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Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation.

Three weeks ago I finally received another VoxBox from Influenster. I swear it was meant to be because I was getting ready to go out and find myself a new foundation. Over the years I have tried many different brands from expensive department store foundations, to drugstore foundations. I have to admit, while I was excited about this VoxBox, I was also extremely terrified. I’ve had such bad luck in the past, I was really worried this was going to be just another foundation I was going to trash.

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Here’s a peak at what was inside the Maybelline VoxBox when I received it. Prior to receiving the VoxBox, I was not able to pick the shade of the foundation — which is probably a good thing because the shade I received is a perfect! That never happens to me — especially with drugstore products.

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The shade I received is Classic Ivory. I’ve never purchased a foundation this light, so this was one of the reasons I was so worried. It turned out, this shade was perfect for my skin tone. I can play it up with a little bronzer, or wear it as is with my favorite blush. Either way, it was a win win.

Here’s a little product description straight from Influenster: “Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation for an all-day flawless coverage now and better-looking skin in 3 weeks. The foundation reduces the the appearance of spots, dullness, and unevenness and gives you a brighter, more even, and stress-free skin. With the antioxidant power of Actyl-C, a more durable form of vitamin C. Available in 12 shades.

So, the purpose of this VoxBox was to wear the foundation every day for 3 weeks as a part of the #betterskinchallenge. It’s been just over 3 weeks and I feel like I can safely write a review on this product.

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Here is a before and after from week 1 (top) and week 3 (bottom). As you can see, there isn’t a significant difference in spots, dullness, and unevenness. I really don’t feel that this product lived up to its claims in this aspect, BUT . . . there are some other positive notes that actually made this product a new favorite foundation of mine.

I have never tried a foundation that made my skin look damn near flawless. Never. I know you can still see my dark circles in these photos, but this foundation is a significant improvement over the foundations I’ve used in the past. My typical routine for applying face makeup is foundation, concealer, translucent powder, and blush or bronzer. I didn’t feel it was necessary to use concealer with this foundation because it is fairly buildable. The foundation applies thin and smooth so when you build it up, your makeup isn’t cakey and thick. (I did this with a beauty blender and a stippling brush. Each technique worked as well as the other.)

I have combination skin (oily t-zone) and always worry about how a foundation is going to pair with my skin type. Guess what? Once I applied the foundation, my skin looked matte for most of the day 🙂 This foundation doesn’t have 24/7 stay power, but it does last quite a long time without having to touch it up. I’ve received many compliments on my makeup since I started wearing this.

One thing that really annoyed me about this foundation is the foundation pump. It’s awful! If you angle the foundation while you’re pressing the pump, the foundation will cease to flow and you will have to place the foundation on a flat surface and press the pump repeatedly to get the foundation to flow once again.

All in all, I think this is a great foundation. If you can get past the crummy pump, I think you’ll love it as much as I do. The foundation applied thin and smooth while making my skin as flawless as it has ever looked. It’s very easy to build up so you’re able to omit using concealer altogether (if you use concealer). It hasn’t lessened the appearance of spots, but it does provide amazing coverage. Plus, it’s inexpensive. You really can’t go wrong!

Have you tried the new Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation? I’d love to hear your opinions!

 

Karissa <3

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. This opinion is mine and mine alone. I was not paid for my review.

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Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover — #FrostyVoxBox

After being extremely sick for the past 2 weeks (flu and strep + a toddler with a double ear infection), I’m finally feeling well enough to return to writing posts. I have a lot of catching up to do!

One of my favorite products that was included in the Frosty VoxBox is the new Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover.

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I’m going to be honest. I’ve only tried a handful of makeup removers in my life. I usually use baby wipes because I feel like they remove makeup easier. The only down side to baby wipes is the icky smell that is left on your face after removing your makeup. My face always feels greasy after too.

This is the first makeup remover that I’ve used and actually loved. The name implies that its sole purpose is for removing eye makeup, but I have to disagree. I’ve been using it to remove all of my makeup and it works fantastic!

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NYC Expert Last Lip Color Review — #FrostyVoxBox

If you’re looking for a new beauty product to try in 2015, I highly recommend the NEW NYC Expert Last Lip Color. I received a complimentary lip color in Sugar Plum from Influenster for testing purposes and I’m so in-love with it!

Most of the lip colors I’ve tried in the past have been very drying on my lips. I’ll use the lip color once or twice and then it’s left sitting in one of my many drawers of makeup. That was NOT the case with NYC Expert Last Lip Color. I received my VoxBox right before Christmas and I think that Sugar Plum was the perfect shade to send out for the holidays/winter. I can’t wait to try some of the other shades that are available.

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Pictures don’t do this beautiful lip color justice. Sugar Plum reminds me of a mixture of brown, orange, and a slight hint of red all put into one lip color.

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