Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review: Formula X System XCEL #Systemaddict

As a mom of an active toddler, I rarely get time to go for a manicure at salon. Whenever, I get time from daily chores, I do my own mani at home. But how, I always wished to do the salon like mani at home. my wishes were answered by Influenster when they sent me Formula X Voxbox.

The box contained Formula X The SYSTEM XCEL mani and Formula X Delete All nail polish remover.

Formula X The System XCEL

 The System XCEL includes four steps to get the gel like mani.

  1. The first step is CLEANSE XCEL - Its a nail cleanser which cleanse the nails and gives a clean slate for the next step.

2. Second step is PRIME XCEL- Its a base coat. The brush is wide and is very nice and makes application a breeze. It dries quickly and gives nails a clean, transparent shining.

3. TGIF Nail Color- The color that I received in this system XCEL is TGIF which is a pretty, coral-pinkish. The color takes two coats for opaque application. I wish the brush of this nail color would be as wide as brushes of base coat and top coat. Otherwise, its a beautiful summer color.

This is how, it looks on my hands:

4. SHINE XCEL- This is the fourth and last step. Its a transparent top coat, very easy to apply with the help of nice brush. After applying it, the nail color really shines like gel-like manicure.

Usually, my nail polish starts to chip on the2nd day of application because I do dishes with my bare hands. But, Formula X nail polish stood very well on my nails. It chipped a little on day 4th. I would say that is the long wear nail polish for me.


Besides the Mani system, I received the Formula X Delete All Nail polish remover in the voxbox. 

This is a unique nail polish remover which doesn't involves scraping the nail polish. It consists of black sponge with solvent in it. Its an easy one step process. You just dip your four fingers and a thumb into the five holes inside the black sponge material. Twist and turn your fingers and it will remove your nail polish in no time. Isn't this amazing??

My experience of using Formula X System XCEL and Delete All was one of a kind. I loved using it. I am going to buy more colors soon. Its available at Sephora Friends.

Disclaimer: I have received these products complimentary from Influenster to test and review. All opinions are honest, my own and based on my experience. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Review: HealthyWiser Digital pH Meter

I always wonder, if there is an easy way to know the pH of our swimming pool. There are different methods available but they are lengthy and cumbersome. So, when I got an opportunity to try HealthyWiser Digital pH meter, I took that opportunity.

The items in the package were: pH Meter (batteries included), Instructions pamphlet, 6 Calibration buffer packets and a carrying case.

Pros: I liked the sleek and lightweight design of pH meter. There are two buttons on it, one for ON/OFF and another for Calibration. The large digital display makes it easier to see the reading. It has portable design. Ideal for household or laboratory use; Suitable for testing pH balance of drinking water, pool, aquarium, RO system, Spa, or hydroponics or food items. No need to use messy strips.

Calibration: As per the instructions pamphlet, you have to calibrate the pH meter first using the buffer powders given. I felt, The instructions were not clear and elaborate. I mixed the buffer powder pH 6.86 in 250 ml of distilled powder and tried to calibrate it, it did get calibrated in that solution. Then, I cleaned and wiped it in distilled water and tried calibrating in buffer powder pH 9.18, at that time, the reading start to fluctuate, I tried cleaning it and then putting it again but after several attempts, the reading came to zero and it stopped. 

I thought the calibration part would be easy but for me, it was not. I am not sure, if the product that I have received was defective or damaged. If it would have worked, it would be a great device to use in and around the house. The product company contacted me, after my bad experience with the product. They are going to send me a new pH meter free as a replacement. I am going to try that and update my review again. 
You can check out this product on Amazon here 

Disclaimer: I have received this product at a deep discount through Tomoson in exchange for my unbiased review. I have tested this product myself and shared my honest review and experience. I have not been compensated in any other way. All opinions are honest and my own. 

Review: HealthYwiser nail care system

I hardly gets time to go to nail salon for manicure or pedicure. The HealthYwiser nail care system is perfect for people like me, who cant go to go salon or doesn't want to go to nail salon. 

This is the picture of the product out of the delivery package:

It came with a Tool with white cap, 1 nail Clipper, 1 pair of toe nail separator, 1 battery and 3 tool heads (1 To file, 2 to Buff and 3 to shine)

The tool is lightweight and easy to hold. It has a white cap to cover the tool head when not in use. There is a on/off slide button at the top rim of too head. 

From left to right respectively, Tool head for File, Buff and shine.

The toe nail separator were made of gel like material which was very soft. 

Before using the tool, we have to insert the battery that came with the tool kit. I opened the cap at the bottom of tool and inserted the battery. Close the blue cap.

Then I fixed the file head at the top of tool, and it was ready to use. I slide the ON button and it started working. Watch my video to see, how it works!

The tool head vibrates and you have to move it over your nail gently to file. It filed my nails well but I noticed that if you apply more pressure, the tool motor stops. So, you have to be careful, while doing it. Also, the motor makes noise, I wish it has a sound ON/OFF button too. Then I followed the same process with buff and shine heads.

I like the way, I was able to do my nails at the comfort of my home. It is good for in-home manicure. This is a simple device that anyone can use. My nails looks good! You can buy this product on Amazon  Here

Have you tried this product? If you have, let me know, what you thinks of it!

Disclaimer: I have received this product at a deep discount through Tomoson in exchange for my honest review. I have tested this product and shared my unbiased review. I have not been compensated in any other way. All opinions are honest and my own. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Review: Hooded baby Towel and Rubber Ducky Bath set

I have received Hooded baby towel and rubber ducky through Tomoson community at a deep discount to review. The towel and ducky came together as a part of the package.

The towel was big and perfect for my daughter. 
It is sized 32"X36", good for wrapping around babies as well as toddlers. You can see in the picture, the size of towel is pretty good

When I touched the towel, I could feel, how soft and fluffier it is. That's the kind of towel, I want for my daughter. It is made of 100% cotton, will not cause irritation, thus gentle on baby's skin. I prefer cotton clothes for my daughter, so, this is great.

It had a duck hood which looks so cute and adorable. The size of hood is neither too big nor too small. Good for covering the head of child. The duck design can be used for boys as well as girls.

This is how, it fits my daughter, she felt so comfy and cozy in it :)

Along with the towel, the bonus is squeaky rubber ducky. Who doesn't loves rubber ducky? Every kid loves it. This rubber ducky is made of safe and recyclable material. Those squeaks makes it oh , so adorable!!

You can buy this product on Amazon HERE 
I loved this product. 

Disclaimer: I have received this product from Snugglemuffin via Tomoson at a deep discount to leave an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are honest and my own. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Tampax Always Radiant with Flex Form pads

I received Tampax Always radiant with flexform in Influenster Goddess voxbox. It was a decent size box with 15 pads in total.

Firstly, the one thing that caught my attention, is the beautiful, pinkish purple, flowery pattern on the box. It gives it a very feminine feel. I liked it. This is how the covering of pad looks like, it is pretty, isn't it??

The individual pads are very light in weight, even when I was holding one in my hand, I was surprised to see, how thin it is. It seems like paper. 

It says that it absorbs 10x its weight and gives upto 8 hours of comfortable protection. I put it to test and this is how I feel about it.

When I wore it under my dress, it was very comfortable, doesn't feel like you are wearing a pad. I didn't experienced any leak and its holding capacity is good too. But during my heavy period flow, I did changed it twice, one in morning and one in night. During 3rd, 4th and 5th day, only one was enough. According to me, it worked well. It can be easily carried in handbag, doesn't take much space. 

Now, I feel more confident while wearing my white shorts during periods,with the confidence of Always radiant.

Have you tried them yet? what do you think about them, let me know in comments!

Thanks for reading..

Disclaimer: I have received this product complimentary from Influenster to test and review. All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Influenster Goddess Voxbox Review

Influenster has been very good to me lately. I have received a new voxbox this month and its name is Goddess VoxBox. Why it is called a Goddess Voxbox?? I guess, because it has all the products that can make you look and feel like Goddess.
When I opened my VoxBox, I was quite impressed with the choice of products. This is what I like about Influenster, they always give us a chance to try something new and innovative. 

Contents of the VoxBox

1. Ebates Information Card:
I was already familiar with Ebates, because I have been its member since two years. Trust me, If you like to shop online and havent signed up for Ebates, you are missing a lot. This is because Ebates is a site that offers cashback on online purchases from number of online retailers. Moreover, it also offers online discounts/coupons.The sign up is free, and the site is very easy to use. Whenever you make an online purchase, open the ebates website, search the store name you are going to shop from, it will also show you the discounts/coupons available for that retailer, click on the store name and your purcahse activity will be recorded. If your purchase is a success, the cashback will show up on your Ebates account. You can request a cheque/paypal  for your cashback payment. I love using them for my online purchases.

2. PANTENE EXPERT Intense Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner- 
In summer time, my hairs gets damaged due to swimming pool water as well as high heat. When I used Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo along with conditioner, I really felt the difference in my hairs. My hairs felt soft and not dry. It smells amazing, lathers very well and makes my hairs feel good.

3. DICKINSON's Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner-
This was a completely new brand for me. Never heard of it before, so, I want sure about it. I used it for my morning as well as night time beauty routine. This smells really different but nice. I applied it over my face with the help of cotton ball. It doesn't tingle. My face looked very clean and hydrated, after using it. I instantly fell in love with this toner. It cleans the face and refines the pores too. My face looks much better after using it. Moreover, Its alcohol free.It is made up of Witch Hazel, which is really good for skin.

4. Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish:
I am already a fan of Sinful colors professional brand nail polishes. They are fast drying, non chipping and pigmented. This is also not an exception. This color is from limited edition Sinful Colors & Kylie Jenner Collection: Trend Matters. This is Glazy sunday color from Satin Demi Mattes shades. The color is really chic, rich and matte. The full collection is available at Target. 

I really liked this color as it suits the dark tone of my skin color.

5. Always Radiant with FlexForm:
There was One pack of 15 always radiant with flex form sanitary pads in the voxbox. The packaging was really cute. It says that its 100% leak free and absorbs 10X its weight. I haven't tried them yet. But they look really good, I am going to try them and share my full review on a seperate blog post. So, stay tuned.

6. Downy Fresh protect with In-wash Febreze Odor Defense: 
I had received 3 sample packs of it in the voxbox. 
This is the first time I have used Downy brand and I am impressed with it. I added it directly to the laundry while in wash cycle. It is truly a deodorant for clothes. My hubby's sweaty clothes smelled so great after using it. The April Fresh scent is amazing. I am going to buy the full size of it. 

7. Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover pads:
I have already tried these in my previous Influenster voxbox. I love to keep them in my handbag while travelling. One Cutex pad is enough to clean 10 nails of hand/foot. Trust me, this product is a bomb, If you dont believe it then, scroll back few posts of my blog, and you can read my full review on them or watch them in action on my video  . These are TSA compliant and my go to plosih remover. 

Have you tried any of these products before, what do you think of them? Do let me know in comments.

Thanks for reading

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster to test and review. All opinions are honest and my own. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party

I recently got an opportunity to host Healthy Baby Home Party courtesy of Generation good community of  Seventh generation brand.

This is what I received in my party pack. As you can see, it was a big box. Isn't this amazing!!

There was a coloring panel on the other side of the box. I found out to be very cute.

When my little one saw the coloring panel, she asked, mommy where are my colors? So, I gave her crayons, to let her creativity flow. What a fun way to utilize the box :)

 I opened the box, and these were the goodies inside it.

There were recycled paper bags to fill in the samples for guests. This shows that seventh generation thinks a lot about our environment. 

All of my guests were Moms, So, I prepared goody bags for them by filling each paper bag with Seventh generation Natural dish liquid sample, Seventh Generation baby Free & clear wipes, Seventh Generation Natural laundry detergent sample, Zarbees baby cough syrup sample, Plum Organics mighty mealtime oatmeal, Mac & cheese samples.  

I also included an envelope with seventh generation product coupons and information pamphlets.

This is how I set up the party table on the day of the party.

Party Day

I started the party by handing over, "The Agenda" of the party to each guest. We watched "A Wake-Up Story Video" . This video was an eye opener for all of us. This showed how food and cosmetic industry use so many chemicals without any regulations. This video made us realize on an importance to know, what is in our food, baby products or other household products that we use on daily basis. 

After watching this video, we all decided,  to ask, the cleaning industry to #comeclean on their labels. Because we have the right to know, what ingredients are their in our cleaning products. 

Then, we played Healthy Home Bingo, in which their were 3 prizes. The Bobble bottle, 2 Extra Seventh Generation goody bags. The playing bingo was perfect for sharing healthy home tips.This was a learning experience for me as well as my guests. 

After the party, I handed over the goody bags to my guests.

 They all told me that it was very enjoyable and learning experience for them. I got a positive response from them towards Seventh Generation brand. 

If you are also interested in joining this cause of making future of our babies/kids safer and chemical free. Then join Generation Good Community to test new seventh generation products, chance to host party like this and sharing your experiences. Sign up is absolutely free, so, what are you waiting for? Lets Connect and be a part of the change!

Have you tried seventh generation products, what do you think of them? Let me know in comments

Thanks for reading

Disclaimer: I received the party pack and its contents free in exchange for my honest review. All the opinions are honest and my own.