Thursday, August 23, 2012

INFLUENSTER REVIEW: Quaker Banana Nut Bread Soft Bar!

You know what? There's no need for me to babble on about here, all you need to know is, I had to wrestle Quaker's Banana Nut Bread Soft Baked Bar away from my hubby!!!! Supplied as part of the INFLUENSTER Summer Vox Box, IT IS SO GOOOOOOODDDDD!!!! 

Like, I really could not get enough. It smelled so divine, & I kid you not - this thing is tasty!!!! I wasn't sure that I'd like it, but it wasn't dry and just heavenly. For real. I was wishing they'd put more in the stash! I'm currently drool, I mean dreaming about it as my well-mani'd fingers race across this keyboard. Nourishing, tasty & wholesome. Great for a quick snack fix, and hitting the spot right where you need it! I won't go hungry with this tasty treat around....for me, it even beats ice cream!!!!

Go get yours.....I'm loving mine!

INFLUENSTER: Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color Review!

I love me some nail drama, & Sally Hansen sent the best early Christmas gift EVER!!!!!!

I'm telling you, I got the Magnetic Color in Graphite Gravity in my Summer Voxbox, & all heads were turned to my little hands. (I made sure of it by talking with them, ha ha)!  Seriously, it's so simple & fast to use and finishes like I just left the nail shop! It last more days than usual (I forgot the count before I switched up) and I snagged compliments everywhere my hands went.

The price (retain $8.99) is so worth it; I never got tired of wearing it, especially because it is so long wearing. Anyone who knows me, knows I love Sally Hansen products - so affordable and worthy of my little chickadee's!



If you have not tried this polish, TRY IT asap - your fingers will adore you for it!  Rock it like the SUPERSTAR you are!

INFLUENSTER: Summer Vox Box!

Good day, Lovebuckets!!!

I have had the pleasure of test running a box full of awesomeness from INFLUENSTER'S Summer Voxbox!

It's an extremely toasty Dallas summer, & I was pleased to get Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration.  This lotion suncreen smells so good, and really does feel silky smooth. I loved it so much....I had to try it out on my urly hubby, who enjoyed it too! I love the way it makes my skin feel; with my head hanging down I will admit sniffing my hands and arms over & over until all the scent is gone when it's hugging my skin!

I was a wee bit nervous about the next one, because you all know I don't let just any product quench these curls! But I must say, the Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Nourishing Shampoo & Daily Conditioner was pretty good to my curls. I do not normally use shampoo, however this product is non-drying & extremely cleansing. I love that the scent isn't too strong, and if I baby my coils as I normally do, I am not left with a tangled helmet!

You know what? I had to wrestle Quaker's Banana Nut Bread Soft Baked Bar away from my hubby!!!! IT IS SO GOOOOOOODDDDD!!!!  Like, I really could not get enough. It smelled so divine, & I kid you not - this thing is tasty!!!! I wasn't sure that I'd like it, but it wasn't dry and just heavenly. For real. I was wishing they'd put more in the stash! I'm currently drool, I mean dreaming about it as my well-mani'd Sally Hansen fingers race across this keyboard.....

.....because you know I love me some nail drama, Sally Hansen sent the best early Christmas gift EVER!!!!!! I'm telling you, I got the Magnetic Polish in Graphite Gravity, and all heads were turned to my little hands. I made sure of it by talking with them, ha ha!  Seriously, it's so simple & fast to use and finishes like I just let the nail shop! It last more days than usual (I forgot the count before I switched up) and I snagged compliments everywhere my hands went. If you have not tried this polish, TRY IT asap - your fingers will adore you for it!





Now, I was uncomfortable writing about my last goodie, but hey. I'm over it. The good folk over at Proctor & Gamble included a pretty awesome Always/Tampax survival kit, containing, liners, pads & such in an adorable (& discreet) pink/purple pouch. I have always been an avid user of Tampax, because it makes me feel very secure and accident free. I absolutely refuse to use anything else. I can't imagine my little world without this specific brand - seriously. As someone so active, protection is paramount. And I get that with this brand. I am elated that I could test something I've already come to know & love. This was a no brainer. I will never trade in my Always!!!

There you have it- Lovies!  I hope you can try some of these summer goodies. What have you tried this summer?


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dear Fear: Meet KICK ROCKS!


"You are already a teacher...you just haven't accepted it."

Ouch.

So those are the words my hubby spoke to me yesterday in response to the absurdity that had just escaped my mouth. See, this week, I've been gripped by a little pointy-headed somebody known on the streets as FEAR. It's so silly too, considering this is something I've been wanting and praying to do for years.

I don't know about you, but I kinda regard Christ For The Nations as like, one of the most awesome worship institutions on say, the planet. Every since I ventured into an understanding of surrender, sacrifice and submission unto GOD...it was on & I've wanted to be in the house!!!! Crazy, right? I mean this coming from a girl who used to laugh hysterically at Hillsong commercials back in the day.

"What's wrong with them? Lifting those hands like that. If they KNEW how they looked!!!" Mmmm, hmmmm. Guess who is lifting her hands every time she gets now??

I digress.

Ordered Steps is my heart and we try to touch the heart of GOD every time we dance. CFN has such crazy, no holding back, expressions of adoration of GOD that it was my dream for us to share OUR hearts with them. That opportunity came last year when we ministered at a children's conference at my own church home.
She kept smiling at me. Unfamiliar face, but familiar in spirit. So pleasant & seemingly blessed.
I had no idea she was from CFN & would soon be extending an invitation for us to share with their children!! Awesome GOD!

SccreeeeccccHHHHHHH!!!!!

Put on the brakes. You want me to, uummmm - speak? Now, dancing was good & plenty, but er-aah......I have to open my mouth, too!????

Guys, it's been beating me down. I've changed the script so many times until even I'm confused. I even asked my hubby to take my place or script it out - which he pleasantly & swiftly refused. (Thanks, babe).

"But I am not a teacher!!!" I cried.
"You are already a teacher...you just haven't accepted it." came the reply my delicate hears tried hard to pretend they hadn't received.

So back to work I went, writing & re-writing......fake & FAKER. It just was not me.

GOD's presence woke me early this morning, reminding me that this is a subject I've got. They are asking me to teach about WORSHIP. Now, that's something I do know a bit about.

I mean, I've been focusing so much on impressing the INSTITUTION we've been invited to that I allowed fear of failure allow me to forget what's most important: The children. Not to mention, I am a worshipper, & they are definitely having me speak on what I know.

So, I'm ditching my contrived notes for an outline & telling fear to kick rocks! After all, worship is letting our"self" disappear & allowing GOD to be GOD.

And He is more than enough!!!!

In continual praise,
cj

Friday, June 22, 2012

INFLUENSTER REVIEW: Sheer Cover Duo Concealer Review!



Check them out at: (http://www.sheercover.com)
Great day, everyone!

After seeing it on television for quite some time, I had the great opportunity to test drive Sheer Cover's Duo Concealer in Medium! Let me tell you, I've got a lot of life's "blessings" etched into my little canvas, and am always looking for a good concealer to knock out some of the extra blessings on my face. My family (on Mom's side) inherently obtains dark bags underneath our eyes at some point in our lives....it is so infuriating! Not to mention, I have some leftover trauma from past battles with acne, which I apparently came out on the losing side of.

Sheer Cover is very lightweight, easy to apply & has a coverage that is great for my little imperfections that are not so, uh - let's say prominent (ie - DARK). But for the areas that only need a quick spit shine, this concealer duo is the business!!! I love that it comes in two shades that I can easily mix, it's fast & easy which are all things I love in a good - no great blemish bouncing product! A little goes a long way, so it makes the cost quite worth it if you're on a budget like me.

If you've tried it, or give it go, please keep me posted. It works great for me & is good enough for me to try other Sheer Cover beauty products!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

INFLUENSTER Spring BEAUTY Vox Box!

Hi, Curlie-Pies!!!

I have been uber excited about the INFLUENSTER Spring Vox Box!

To kick things off, I received the Bathy & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist in Sweet Pea. Whoa! The main thing I adore about this fragrance (actually, ANYTHING by Bath & Body) is that it doesn't box my nosrils! The scenet is light, airy & makes me feel extra pretty somehow, lol! Seriously though I can't get enough of wearing it - it's definitely on the re-purchase list.
AVEENO BODY WASH - Yes ma'am, I have always loved this brand & was excited to try it! It's one of the better wash products I've tried recently, not too filmy and leaving my skin soft.

SHEER COVER DUO CONCEALER - Sheer Cover is a light, convenient way to hide nature's little "hello's" on my skin! The product does not leave a cakey feel; I received it in medium, with two shades easily blendable to fit my coverage needs. Now, because of the light formulation, I must say it doesn't keep my undereyes from looking like I just stepped out from Ultimate Fighting (these bags are death, I tell you!) but I love it on those minor imperfections I haven't been able to wish away.

And last, but least, INFLUENSTER went ol' school on us & put in some.....CHAPSTICK LIP SHIELD! BAM! Love it! See, I truly only use Vaseline & Elf Lip Gloss to keep my pucker soft, but Chapstick has never done me dirty! The taste is good, and my lips are soft all day. I have always & will always continue to love this beauty staple.
 
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There's 2 sides to every FRIZZ,  ~ natural dancer

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

INFLUENSTER REVIEW : Sally Hansen Nail Strips in Frock Star!


"Cool nails!!!"

Those two little words uttered by my boss during our team meeting sealed the fate of the following review....and I am excited about it!!!

INFLUENSTER, the country's leading consumer product testing community was kind enough to bless me with it's Spring Beauty Vox Box, which housed Sally Hansen's Salon Effects nail strips in FROCK STAR. (The name alone makes me feel all kinds of cute).

I've been kinda coveting these little dandies for a while since I am typically , literally on the go & don't have enough time right now to invest in nail-arting my little knubbs - which used to be a passion of mine. And since I'm a smokey-eye during the day, white-wearing after Labor Day rule breaker kinda curly girl, the brightness & glitz of the strips sold me immediately! Nails are surefire attention-getters, & I've got permanent red on my cheeks from blushing so much at the compliments I've been getting on this "polish".




Now, even though there is no drying time involved here, I would suggest if you haven't used the strips before, set aside a few good minutes to review the iinstructions & FOLLOW THEM. I am a great polisher....however I am not a fantastic applicator. Seriously. Not even understanding that, but - I digress.

The strips are easy to adhere to the fingers, easy to cut (one strip covers two of my nails so why waste any of it) & because of all the happy colors, you can't even tell I didn't quite get the tips as awesome as I have seen other ladies do. But since I have plenty left over, I'll shoot for perfection again until they are gone!

At a price of $9.99, the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail strips at first seem a bit...pricey. The thing is, they are long lasting, and you can double up your stock by cutting them in half during application. You know me....I love saving where I can!
Not to mention, my team gave my mani the seal of approval.
 
Have you tried these strips?
 
There's 2 sides to every FRIZZ ~ natural dancer