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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Purex Crystals – Review.

Helloooooooo!

I hope everyone is staying warm on this beautiful Saturday morning. Thursday night into Friday morning we received a good 3″ of snow – our first snow of 2017. My 3.5-year-old is a little snow bunny, so you can guess how we’ve been spending our time 😉

Now that I have a nice, big cup of coffee in hand, I am ready to share with you the new Purex Crystals that I received from BzzAgent to test and review. Purex Crystals are an in-wash fragrance booster that enhance your laundry’s scent. Prior to starting a load of laundry, add as much or as little of the Purex Crystals to your washing machine as you see fit – it all depends on your personal fragrance preference!

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Vasanti Product Reviews.

Hi, everyone! Earlier this week I introduced you to the new products I received from Swaggable. The products I would like to talk about today are the products I received from Vasanti. Prior to receiving these products in the mail, I had never heard of Vasanti. After a little bit of research I found out that Vasanti was founded by a sisterhood of women (three sisters and one childhood friend). This sisterhood of women created their beauty products around one simple question: “Why doesn’t make-up look good on me?” You can read more about the sisterhood behind these lovely products here. While conducting my research, I came across one huge plus – Vasanti products are not tested on animals. You can purchase these products via vasanticosmetics.com, birchbox.com, amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, and at selected high end Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada.

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What is Swaggable?

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

My little family and I spend Thanksgiving in Maui this year and while we were gone, I received a ton of free products to test and review. Today I would like to share a few items I received from Swaggable.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about Swaggable, I highly recommend you click the link above and see what they’re all about. When you create an account with Swaggable you are given the opportunity to scan through tons of different products and select whether you “Want In” or not. If you want in you are added to a list of users who would like to try that particular product. When and if that product becomes available, Swaggable will send you a complimentary sample – all you have to do in return for the complimentary sample is write a product review on their website. Easy, right?

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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 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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