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Always & Tampax Always Radiant Collection Review

Hey y’all!

I know that all of y’all have heard, seen and even used the feminine products by Always and Tampax. Well, “for the first time ever, Procter & Gamble’s leading feminine protection brands have come together to premiere the all-new Radiant Collection, a complete offering of premium tampons, pads, liners and wipes that meets all of a woman’s feminine care needs. The new Collection stands out on shelves and features packaging and wrappers that compliment any girl’s unique style, making these products must-have accessories any time of the month.” I received the Always & Tampax Always Radiant Collection sample set in the Summer Beauty Vox Box from Influenster that I posted about here. And it is true the packaging is definitely eye-catching.  The Always & Tampax Always Radiant Collection sample set included one scented pad, three unscented liners and two unscented tampons that came inside this cute little hot pink purse.

I won’t go into great detail about these products, only because I believe in keeping some things personal. But I will say this…I love both brands and I will definitely be purchasing the Radiant Collection from now on. For more information and product details check out Always & Tampax online.

Have you tried any of the new Always & Tampax Radiant Collection products?

*Disclaimer: Although I received this product for free from Influenster/Proctor & Gamble all opinions stated in this review are my own and are based off of my personal experiences. Like always, please research any/all products before purchasing and using.

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“imPRESS Press On Manicure” Review

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imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails

I recently tried the imPRESS Press on Manicure by Broadway Nails from the Influenster Mom Vox Box mentioned here. Initially I was excited when I saw them included in the Mom Vox Box. But then I was reminded of the press on nails I used to beg my mom for back when I was kid…they sucked and I thought that these would be no different. I figured they would only last me a few hours or a day tops. And I haven’t worn artificial nails of any kind in years so I wasn’t sure what to expect with that. But despite all of the hesitation I decided to give them a go, I mean what could I loose, they were free! Check out my review below…

Product Claims/Details: The imPRESS Press on Manicure features advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you’re done. There’s no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week. There are 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints to choose from.

Ready to apply.

Pricing/Availability: You can find the imPRESS Press on Manicure at your local all major drugstores, grocery stores and mass retailers. The suggested retail price is $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns. For more details and to score an exclusive coupon check out imPressManicure.com.

First nail done.

Pros: The imPRESS Press on Manicure was super easy to apply. There is no drying time so I was able to put them on and go right to bed. I was really surprised with how well the artificial nails stuck to my natural nails without the use of super glue. While wearing the imPRESS Manicure I was able to all the things I normally do, like wash dishes and clothes, clean up, style my hair and type, etc. without them snagging, popping off or getting in the way. These press on nails were super comfortable and felt like my natural nail. And they were super easy to remove.

The leftovers.

Cons: It was difficult for me to find a perfect fit for my middle and ring fingers, so I felt like those nails looked a little fake. However my mom and a few others said that the nails looked pretty real to them.

The finished product.

Another angle.

Final Verdict: Overall I’m imPRESSed! Now, they aren’t something that I would probably wear on a daily basis but the imPRESS Press on Manicure is definitely a product I will keep on hand for those days when I don’t have the time (or the energy) to do my own nails. They are fun, easy to use and affordable. In fact I liked them so much I’ve already purchased three more.

Have you been imPRESSed yet?

*Disclaimer: Although I received this product for free from Influenster all opinions stated in this review are my own and are based off of my personal experiences. Like always, please research any/all products before purchasing and using.

The Many Uses of Ivory

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I had a chance to revisit a product from my childhood, Ivory Bar Soap (included in the Influenster Mom Vox Box). It reminded me of the simple things I used to take for granted (lol). It’s funny how something as simple as soap and can bring back so many memories. I remember Ivory being the only soap that my parents purchased when I was a kid…it was a trusted brand and it was affordable. Well I had a chance to try Ivory again, this time around on my own family. And sure enough, I was quite satisfied with the results. Two of my boys have sensitive skin and I am very particular about what products I use on them…the Ivory Bar Soap worked great, no complaints from either about itchy skin.

Product Claims/Details: Ivory Bar Soap is free of dyes and heavy perfumes and provides a simple, yet effective clean for the entire family (without breaking the bank!). Ivory bar soap is 99.44% pure (it floats!).

Pricing/Availability: Ivory can be found almost anywhere. It is sold at all mass retailers, like Wal-Mart and Target, as well as  major grocery, dollar and drug stores.  A 10-pack of Ivory bar soap retails for around  $4.49 (bath bar size).

Recommended Usage:

  • Body Cleanser
  • Facial Cleanser
  • Clothes Stain Remover (food stains, ring around the collar, etc.)
  • Laundry Flakes/Homemade Laundry Detergent
  • Carving Projects
  • Homemade Hand Soap
  • Homemade Cleansing Spray

Final Verdict: Ivory Bar Soap is a must have! After discovering all of the many uses for this affordable soap, there is no way I continue to pass it up. No I see why my mom was a “die-hard” Ivory fan.

For more info about Ivory Bar Soap and additional product reviews check them out here.

Have you tried Ivory lately?

*Disclaimer: Although I received this product for free from Influenster all opinions stated in this review are my own and are based off of my personal experiences. Like always, please research any/all products before purchasing and using.

Beautiful Textures Review

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If you are a naturalista, shop a Sally Beauty or just a plain ‘ol product junkie then I’m sure you have seen (or at least heard of) Beautiful Textures. Since I fall into all three categories, I’ve been stalking researching their products for quite some time now. A few months back after liking the Beautiful Textures Facebook page, I stumbled upon a contest and yep, you guessed it…I won! Honestly, I don’t remember the details of the contest. All I can remember is…being super excited when I opened the prize and saw two of every product from the Beautiful Textures line. Now that the excitement of winning has died down and I’ve had a few months to try out the products, I wanted to share my thoughts with you about the Beautiful Textures product line. Check out my review….

“The Prize”

Ignore the face…it was hot! O_O

For more information about the Beautiful Textures line check out their website, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Have you tried the Beautiful Textures line yet?

*Disclaimer: Although I received these products for free all opinions stated in this review are my own and are based off of my personal experiences. Like always, please research any/all products before purchasing and using.

Influenster Mom Vox Box 2012

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Influenster Mom Vox Box 2012

I recently received the Influenster Mom Vox Box! **WOOT! WOOT!** And of course I had to come on here and share what was inside. Check it out…

Check out the close up pictures of the Mom Vox Box goodies…

Stash Tea Superfruits Tea Sampler

Nektar Sweetener

Ivory Bar Soap

DenTek Comfort Clean & Fun Flossers

Quaker Soft Baked Cookie

imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails

Coupons!!!

I can’t wait to try out these goodies…be on the look out for reviews. Don’t forget to check out and sign up for Influenster, if you haven’t already! AND subscribe to my YouTube channel, if you haven’t done that either!  Until next time…

~Stay Savvy!

*Disclaimer: Although I received this product for free from Influenster all opinions stated in this review are my own and are based off of my personal experiences. Like always, please research any/all products before purchasing and using.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Review

Hey Savvy Readers,

Nail art is everything right now and I am loving it! But sometimes I don’t have the time or patience to create my own free hand nail designs. So when I saw the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips included in my Influenster Spring Beauty Vox Box I was stoked (lol)! I’ve tried the Sally Hansen Salon Effects before and I loved them. They are so easy to put on and last for days without chipping. And the best part is they have tons of designs to choose from. Check out them out below…

Product Claims/Details:

  • No dry time
  • Lasts up to 10 days
  • Removes easily with nail polish remover
  • 40 must-have styles

There are eight nail polish strips (various sizes) in each.

Nail polish strip up close.

Pricing/Availability: The Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips are sold at all major drugstores, grocery stores and mass retailers for a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Ready to apply.

Pros: The Sally Hansen Salon Effects are so easy to use, come in a variety of styles/designs and last for days. I love that there is no drying time since I normally polish my nails right before bed or while riding in the car. And since they are made of “real nail polish” they remove easily with nail polish remover.

Cons: You either use them or loose them, according to the package “the open, unused strips should be discarded.”

This is what’s left…I hate throwing away the leftover nail polish strips.

Final Verdict: Will I purchase and use these again? The answer is yes I would definitely buy the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips! I already have the designs 320 Kitty, Kitty and 450 Brattlesnake that I’m just dying to bust open…lol. And I have my eyes on the designs Love Letter, Spring Fever, Girl Flower and Tri-bal it On.

The finished product!

Quick tip: Make sure your nails are buffed/smoothed and all oils removed using nail polish remover. It helps the nail polish strips adhere better and last longer.

Have y’all tried the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips? If so please post a picture on The Savvy Housewife Facebook page. Until next time…

~Stay Savvy!

*Disclaimer: Although I received this product for free from Influenster all opinions stated in this review are my own and are based off of my personal experiences. Like always, please research any/all products before purchasing and using.

Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ball of Foot Cushions Review

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How many of y’all wear heels? *waving* I do! And I love them but my feet don’t (lol)! Well Dr. Scholl’s for Her has a solution  to my problem…and that makes both me and my feet happy! Thanks to Influenster,  I was able to try out the Dr. Scholl’s for Her Ball of Foot Cushions for free. So I decided to put them inside a pair of my favorite summer heels…I wear them everywhere from church to date night with the hubby. Check out my review below…

The Dr. Scholl’s for Her Foot Cushions

Product Claims/Details: According to Dr. Scholl’s website the Ball of Foot Cushions:

  • Helps prevent ball of foot pain
  • Immediate Massaging Gel  comfort for the ball of your foot
  • Only ball of foot product made with unique FabuSTEP gel
  • Prevents toe scrunch
  • Stays firmly in place
  • Removable without damage to your shoes
  • Discreetly fits all women’s shoes
  • Designed to fit all women’s shoes

The Foot Cushions up close.

My fav summer heels.

Recommended usage: 

  • Place on top of your current insoles
  • No trimming required
  • Replace every 6 months or at first signs of wear

My shoes with the Dr. Scholl’s for Her Foot Cushions

Pros:

  • The inserts were easy to use and place inside shoes.
  • Gave me a few extra hours of wearing time.
  • Foot Cushions stayed in place.
  • Easy to remove and left no residue in my shoe.

Cons:

  • Caused my feet to sweat a little more than usual…ick!

Final Verdict: If you love heels like I do but hate wearing them sometimes because they make your feet ache, I recommend that you check out the Dr. Scholl’s for Her Ball of Foot Cushions. I was able to walk, stand and last longer with the Foot Cushions in my shoes.

Enjoying my Foot Cushions

The Dr. Scholl’s for Her Foot Cushions are sold online and at most drugstores, grocery stores and mass retailers. Make sure you check out www.drscholls.com to score a coupon for $2 off. I was definitely missing out but now I know, these Foot Cushions are a must have for me and my feet. Have you tried them out yet? Until next time…

~Stay Savvy!

*Disclaimer: Although I received this product for free from Influenster all opinions stated in this review are my own and are based off of my personal experiences. Like always, please research any/all products before purchasing and using.