Saturday, May 11, 2013
I had to make an Oz album when I saw one on Pinterest. The album is made by Leaky Shed Studios. I bought the album, Graphic 45 paper, green Stickles, and Martha Stewart glitter paint from Scrapbook.com. It was a gift for a friend's daughter who was celebrating an Oz themed birthday party. I also attached some green emerald sugar candy I found at the Knott's Berry Farm candy shop to it. I used a large striped Smash book rubber band to hold the book and candy together. Had a lot of fun making it because I love to paint! Here's the original Pinterest link I discovered to the original Emerald City album. TFL
Posted by Totem at 5:27 AM
Friday, May 10, 2013
Got the opportunity to try Pure Madness Chocolate for FREE because I'm a BzzAAgent! I received a box of truffles and a delicious Espresso chocolate bar in my Bzzkit. My truffles came in 9 different decadent flavors; Classic, Chili Lime, Vanilla, Sea Salt Caramel, Hazelnut, Raspberry, Rum Raisin, Espresso, and Dark Classic
Posted by Totem at 4:51 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013
I got the opportunity to try the NEW Colgate Optic White system through the complimentary Influenster program. I have never tried a toothpaste with a matching mouthwash. They worked very well together. You instantly notice the whitening effects after using the mouthwash. Something in the ingredients makes my tongue tingle. Must be the active ingredients. The toothbrush was awesome too. It has a unique flexible feel and look. The toothpaste is refreshing and polishes my teeth really nice.
Posted by Totem at 3:51 AM
Thursday, April 4, 2013
I've used Garnier hair coloring products with avocado oil before and am a big fan, so I had a feeling I was going to like Garnier's "Olia" as well. I was right, I loved it! While other hair coloring home kits are messy, stinky, and drip everywhere, Olia has a pleasant floral fragrance, creamy conditioner-like texture and doesn't leave a mess! I freaked out for a second because I had thought I had accidentally mixed the after-treatment conditioner in the applicator with the developer instead of the colorant. It was that creamy! While rinsing the color off of my hair in the shower there wasn't the usual continuous messy flow of black water running everywhere. The color stayed on my hair. Also, it was the first time my sink/bathroom stayed spotless. In fact, there wasn't much clean-up at all. Olia did not stain or sting my scalp either. It looked like it was professionally done. Left my hair shiny. The coverage was impressive also. I have jet black hair so it turns snow white instead of grey and harder to color. My English teacher in high school who was an old nun (BTW- She was my mom's English teacher too!) would tell me how lucky I was going to be someday because my hair will turn snow white one day! NOT! That wasn't what I was interested in hearing at 14. Hopefully, Garnier will come out with pastel cotton candy colors by then! The oil in "Olia" left my hair feeling extra conditioned, shiny and soft. The oil in Olia contains 60% natural flower oil. Why didn't anyone think of this before! It left no black residue on my towels or nails which was a miracle. I was very impressed with "Olia" and will recommend it to everyone. The only thing that could use improvement is the applicator bottle because it becomes slippery. It's glamorous looking but needs some speed bumps on it. :)Garnier has set the bar high with this product! I got the opportunity to try "Olia" for free because I'm a BzzAgent!
Posted by Totem at 5:39 AM
Friday, March 22, 2013
Immediately I saw a glow the first morning after wearing Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Peel overnight. It smoothed and evened out my complexion. I liked the serum, the texture, the vitamin C ingredient, the easy application, the lightness of it and that it did not stink like other vitamin C serums/treatments I have used in the past. It wasn't harsh, oily, sticky, or irritating. I liked the soft serum-Y texture a lot. This is the perfect night treatment. I got the opportunity to try for free because I'm a BzzAgent noticed dark spots above my cheekbones as I was taking pics in the sunlight of my Year of the Snake tattoo at CA Adventure.
Posted by Totem at 7:01 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I love that Kroger's/Ralph's came out with a healthy organic line of groceries called "Simple Truth.' Organic food has always tasted better to me and this line doesn't disappoint. My favorite 'Simple Truth' product was the Cucumber/Melon soda!!! It was fabulous! So natural, so delicate, unique and refreshing! The only problem I had with it was finding it! I went to several Ralph's and couldn't find it anywhere. :( I even wanted it for a party. I thought it was the perfect 'spa' drink and recommended it to everyone. Loved the mangoes too. They're my favorite healthy Spring/Summer snack. I like to eat them half frozen. I didn't even get to take a picture of them because I gobbled them up when I got home! I liked the chips a lot too. They melted in my mouth. They were tasty, had a light crunch, and can become quite addictive. My bff and brother agreed. Not a lot of selection at Ralph's. I even bought the last bag left. The organic milk was great too and I'm going to keep buying it especially after all the crazy additives they're going to add to it soon! It was great in cereal, and the frozen 'Simple Truth' blueberry/strawberry smoothies I made. The Wellness bar was tasty too. It tasted natural, not sickly sweet like other bars are. You know the ones that make you feel like a cow while chewing and chewing on them. I can't wait to try the rest of the organic 'Simple Truth' line! I got the opportunity to try these'Simple Truth' products for free because I'm a BzzAgent
Posted by Totem at 7:30 AM
Monday, March 18, 2013
It was a nice change drinking Cafe Escapes premium K-cups hot cocoa instead of coffee on cold rainy nights and mornings in bed instead of coffee for a change. I knew I would love this line because it's made by Green Mountain Coffee. I especially loved the Chai Latte- actually everyone did. I got to try the decadent Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa, classic creamy Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa, Cafe Mocha (a mix of chocolate and coffee), yummy Cafe Vanilla, buttery and smooth Cafe Caramel, and last but not least, Chai Latte (black tea with exotic spices). They made a nice dessert at only 70 calories or less too. I got the opportunity to try these for free because I'm a BzzAgent.com.
Posted by Totem at 3:30 AM