RoC Multi Correxion 5-in-1 Restoring Night Cream & RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

 I was sent samples of RoC Multi Correction 5-in-1 Restoring Night Cream and RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream via the Crowdtap sampling program in exchange for my honest opinion and review.  My opinions are 100% my own.
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Photo 1: My two sample products sitting on the ledge on my vanity for easy access
I found RoC multi correxion 5-in-1 restoring night cream to be a great addition to my skincare routine.   It has a nice light scent and went on easy.  The scent seems vaguely familiar (perhaps the shea butter addition?), but I could never put my finger on what it reminded me off.  Never the less, the smell invokes positive feeling for me.  It doesn’t feel heavy on my skin and soaks in quickly.  Other products in the past have been slow to absorb and have felt tacky to the touch making it less than desirable to apply right before bed.  After washing my face at night, I applied the Roc multi correxion 5-in-1 restoring cream per the directions.  I do feel a bit of a tingling sensation when it is applied, but it does not bother me enough to stop using this product.
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Photo 2: My sans makeup selfie in the morning post RoC multi correxion 5-in-1 restoring night cream over the course of several nights.
I have 4 young children at home with one being an infant so I often do not get a full nights rest.  This makes my skin more radiant and has me looking more rested than I actually am.   I was starting to look a bit like the crypt keeper 😉 in the morning.  This has been hydrating to my skin and making my wrinkles less noticeable.  I look forward to future improvements in my skin.
I would buy this product in the future
As an added bonus to this Crowdtap sampling, I was sent a RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream along with the repairing night cream to try out.
I am a newbie to eye creams so I do not have much to compare this one to, but it went on smoothly and made my dark under eye circles (part genetic- part infant in the house) less pronounced.  I will continue to use and  continue to evaluate this product to see if its a good fit for my beauty routine.  I am currently only applying it at night, but will probably try it during the day time during the winter months.
Thanks Crowdtap and RoC for helping be a Woman who RoCs!

Country Crock

Our household was selected for the Influenster Country Crock Campaign which included a coupon for a free tub of country crock to sample and review.
 
We’ve enjoyed the taste of the original recipe and now are enjoying the taste of the new simpler recipe. I find the new rectangular tub fits in my fridge better than the original round tub container design too. My favorite version of Country Crock has added calcium and vitamin, which is great for me and the kiddos. Overall, We love the buttery taste and spreadability of Country Crock. It is a staple in the house.
 
My 4 year old daughter and I  created our own #MakeItYours cookie recipe using Country Crock®.by adding M&M minis.  
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Mr. Sketch Scented Washable Markers

I was chosen to sample Mr. Sketch Scented Washable Markers.  My crew of samplers was super excited and couldn’t wait for these to arrive.  We received a box of 10 Mr. Sketch Scented Washable Markers that included:

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  • watermelon
  • cherry
  • orange
  • banana
  • mint
  • fruit punch
  • blueberry
  • grape
  • cinnamon
  • licorice

 

 

I thought all the scents were pretty cool.  I felt like cinnamon and fruit punch were the weakest of the scents, but not unpleasant.  Orange was my favorite scents with Cherry a close second.

My girls- age 8, 6, and 4 loved these markers. They enjoyed guessing which color would be which scent, as well as using them to color.  The kept changing their minds on which scent was their favorite scent. The colors are vivid and the washable nature of these makes them a total win. I like that the scents are actually enjoyable to smell and without that yucky chemical smell that some markers have. Plan to check out more items from the Mr. Sketch line, since these were a total hit in my house.

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My little artist- my middle daughter G liked them so much that she just kept creating masterpiece after masterpiece and requesting her photo be taken with them 🙂

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This post was sponsored by Mr. Sketch® as part of a sampling activation for Crowdtap. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

MLP Playskool Friends Sampling

We received My Little Pony (MLP) Playskool Friends toys via Crowdtap and Playskool in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own in this #sponsored review.

We received the following:

  • 1 sample of PLAYSKOOL Friends My Little Pony Figures Two Pack
  • 1 sample of PLAYSKOOL Friends My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Friendship Bus

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The door to the bus opens with a simple button push.

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MLP Love 
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Her favorite Playskool Friends MLP figure was Daisy Dreams

These MLP Playskool friends are a great option for your littlest member of your pony loving crew (18+). My newly minted 4 year old enjoyed checking out this toy and I look forward to her sharing with her baby sister later this year. Little ones always want to play with toys they see their older siblings are interested in. I, however don’t enjoy seeing my little one chewing (and possible ingesting) pony hair. Luckily, my now 4 year old has outgrown that behavior a while ago, but we are expecting a new little one in the house soon. These playskool friends give them the MLP look, while also making them easier for little hands to hold and eliminating the possible hair ball issue. I think these are a great option for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thanks Crowdtap & Playskool for letting us give this new line a try!  I enjoyed being a MLP girl when I was a kid and love seeing my girls enjoy the same things I did.

Tastykake Minis

I am apart of the Influenster program and scored a tasty treat for me and my family when I qualified and received the #TastykakeVoxBox.

Tastykake has introduced a new mini line to their already tasty product line.  The new mini’s currently come in three flavors: swirly cupkakes, peanut butter cupkakes, and  koffee kake cupkakes.  Our Tastykake Vox contained one box of peanut butter cupkakes (8 packs of 3 minis), a tastykake koozie, a tatykake party hat, and two tastykake coupons to share with friends.

My 8 year old and 6 year old in our unboxing #TastykakeVoxBox video: https://youtu.be/mxdtbwirvpM

We quickly ripped into this box containing treats we hope will be a tasty as they sound 🙂

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My first samplers were my 6 year old daughter (DD2), my 8 year old daughter (DD1), and hubby (DH) who were all celebrate mini-wins having completing the school and or work day with a job well done.
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Tastykake mini’s peanut butter swirl cupkakes were a clear hit with my DD2.  She not only gave them her thumbs up rating, but proceeded to lick the wrapper clean. lol

My hubby and DD1 were middle of the road on these, not being used to having peanut butter in their cupcakes before.  My husband has since sneaked into the box for a midnight snack so its safe to say they are growing on him.

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In our second wave of sampling, was my 3.5 year old daughter (DD3) and myself.  We celebrated our mini-win of having one on one time while her older sister’s were at school and daddy was at work.  We both enjoyed the yummy peanut butter flavor of the Tastykake swirly peanut butter cupkake mini’s.

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Additionally, we like the mini-pack sizing.  They were perfect size for sharing among my girls or as a special treat.  We easily located Tastykake products along with their new minis line-up at our local Walmart and have selected the next flavor (swirly cupkakes) we want to try next 🙂

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I received this product to test and review.  My opinions are my own.

 

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FitBit Flex Review for ProductTestingUSA.com

I was selected to review a FitBit Flex for Product Testing USA.  I had my eye on one for a little while now so I was super excited to run it thru its paces.

The package arrived on the exact day it was expected from amazon.com and it was left at my front door.  The FitBit itself was in a tall stylish package that displayed the Fitbit nicely on a stand with all the accessories hidden from sight below it.  The accessories included a small wristband (the large wristband was apart of the Fitbit display), a tracker (the brain of the FitBit), a charging cable, and a wireless sync dongle (for use if one does not have a phone or table to sync the FitBit information to).

I received the stylish, yet more discrete black color.   I found the FitBit Flex to be lightweight and designed for a comfortable wear.

I quickly downloaded the FitBit app on my iPhone and was able to do the complete set-up on the same day that I received my FitBit since it only required the Fitbit to be partial charged and my Fitbit arrived with 2 of the 3 charge “dots” that I needed.  I was sync-ed with my phone and able to see my progress in the FitBit app whenever I desired.   Buyers with non-compatible phones can download the software to their computers and sync their FitBit’s information with the included USB wireless sync dongle.

The FitBit app allows you to use default goals or set you own.  It tracks activity (steps, miles, active minutes, and allows you to input your exercise), calories (how many calories burned, as well as allowing input of calories eaten, food plan information, and water consumption), and last but not least it tracks your sleep.   That app allows you to visual see all the data your FitBit is collecting.  The actual band allows you to visual see such things as: how close you are to reaching your step and visual confirmation of when you have entered and exited sleep mode via a series of taps and the pattern of dots that show up on the band.

I felt the FitBit Flex was fairly accurate in assessing how many steps I’ve taken in the day, as well, in my sleep patterns.  I tend to be a restless sleeper and the band was able to break down how often I was awake (up and moving), how often I was restless, and how much overall sleep I had gotten that night.  I found any naps taken to during the day would be added into the overall sleep for that day, but were not as accurate for me since I am able to lay still without sleeping easier during the afternoon than I am able to at night.  The band’s lightweight and small footprint also made it a fairly comfortable band to sleep in.  Once in a while, I would catch it on my pillow since I’m a die-hard side sleeper, but it was not bothersome for me to miss out on sleep tracking information.

The FitBit app with a also allows you to set an silent alarm that will wake the band wearer via vibrations.  A handy feature when your the only the one that really needs to be awake in the  household on any particular day.  The silent alarm can be set as a one time occurrence or as a multiple day alarm.   Note: use of the silent alarm feature will eat away the battery slightly faster making the FitBit Flex last shy of its normal 7 day charge.

Overall, I give the FitBit Flex a 5 out of 5 for delivering what it promises.  I loved being able to check on my progress in the app and challenging myself to meet my goals.  It is a great and affordable entry into tech tracking technology and perfect for the individual who wants to track their activity and sleep without all the distracting screen alerts of the bigger bulkier tracking bands.  I would recommend it to anyone who has these goals in mind.

Thank you Product Testing USA for this testing opportunity!

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Happy 4th of July!

Today, we are showing off our 4th of July shirts that we worked on yesterday.  They are now dry and ready for all the 4th of July festivities. The girls love showing off their individual creations.

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One of our projects for today is a mommy project that I’ve had on my list to give a try–“star” hair.  So with three little girls in the house, I got three good tries in 🙂 All my girls have fine hair, but my oldest hair is the thickest so I tried an variation of “star” hair that involved braids when doing her hair.  I’m pretty happy with the way their hair turned out and would do it again.  It didn’t take long to do and gives them something fun to show off.  I used a little bit of mousse to their hair to keep flyaways at bay and to add a bit of curl to the two youngest of my girls hair ends.

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful 4th of July!  More pics to come as festivities and projects continue…….

Pins for the following: (1) inspiration 4th of July shirts from cutesycrafts, (2) campfire smores, and (3) girls star hair-dos can be found on my new pinterest page at: https://www.pinterest.com/JustOrdChaos/4th-of-july-fun/

Getting Ready for the 4th 🇺🇸

Our family, like most families in the U.S., is getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July holiday tomorrow.  We have stocked up on some yummy food for the grill, some craft materials, and fireworks (of course!)

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Today, we worked on our 4th of July shirts.  I love Pinterest and came across an age-friendly shirt idea (my girls are currently 3.5, 5, and a newly minted 8) that we drew inspiration from when creating our shirts today.  That pin took me to the original posting of this eraser stamped shirt on cutesycrafts.  The picture below is the original shirt.

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Supplies needed in the making of this shirt are: (1) a plain colored shirt of your choosing, (2) freezer paper to cut or x-acto knife your star design, (3) a warm iron and ironing surface, (4) fabric paint (or in our case we made do with puffy paint, which was a bit stickier when removing our templates and also gave us a thicker puffier stamp), (5) pencils with clean, preferable un-used eraser tips (even though clean used ones will do in a pinch if they are still fairly flat to give you a good stamp)

Easy peasy–you trace a star on the plain side of the freezer paper, cut it (or x-acto it) out, and iron the wax side of the freezer paper on to the shirt.  Just a light iron–no need to meld it forever 😉 Place a piece of freezer paper inside the shirt or anything you don’t mind getting possible paint bled thru on.  Dip pencil erasers in the red and/or blue paint (ideally you want to designate one pencil eraser for red and one for pencil erasers for blue.  Even more if you have multiple kiddos like me working on the project) making sure to fully dot the star outline before adding more dots outwards like pictured in the above cutesycrafts photo.

My crafting crew:

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So this is what my crafty crew came up with after a brief verbal instruction with the youngest receiving the most mommy help.  For reference:  DD3 is 3.5 years old, DD2 is turning 6 this month, and DD1 just turned 8 last month.

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Being the perfectly imperfect parent and crafter that I am–I realized we would need more red paint a little too late and I was not stopping mid-crafting to go to the store.  So the red puffy container was cut in order to squeeze out the remaining red that gets stuck in the container.  Craft saved.

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Tomorrow, we will be grilling hot dogs, corn, and making campfire smores!  I’m excited to try any spin on smores.  Love Smores–So yummy! .  I will also be trying my hand at doing a star hair-do style on one of the girls if not all three.

Pins for the following: (1) inspiration 4th of July shirts from cutesycrafts, (2) campfire smores, and (3) girls star hair-dos that we will be doing tomorrow can be found on my new pinterest page at: https://www.pinterest.com/JustOrdChaos/4th-of-july-fun/

Johnsonville Grillers

I’m a member of the Crowdtap Johnsonville Grillers rewards program, and Johnsonville sent me a sample of its Grillers to review. I was immediately drawn to the Cheddar & Bacon flavor grillers. Hello…..bacon!!!!

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I honestly didn’t even clue into these were made from premium cuts of pork rather than beef until I we were getting ready to cook them a few days later (Yeah–I was shopping with a talkative 3 year old). I wasn’t sure how I felt about them being made with pork versus beef, but hey that is why samplings are great……They allow you to try something for free that you might of otherwise bypassed in the grocery store.

Long story short, I would buy them again in heartbeat either upon a craving or seeing a coupon. I like my servings for this type of product to be no more than a $1 so that is my only hesitation in not immediately going back out and restocking. Different in taste from a burger made with cheddar and bacon, but that is actually what I ended up really liking about them. They are ready from frozen to plate in approximately 15 minutes, which is great with a busy family like mine that doesn’t always have their meal plan in order all the time :) I could of easily ate it naked, but I like topping my griller with lettuce, onion, and ketchup. I loved that they were plenty juicing even after grilling.

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Cheers to Johnsonville for this tasty product!

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