The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Total Knock Out Vox Box Review #CSMTKO

I received a box of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure for the Sally Hansen Total Knock Out Vox Box courtesy of Influenster. It is my first time to review an Influenster VoxBox and it is just one nice box as it will ready me (and my nails) for sandals and flip flop season or just to let me skip the salon for some nail pampering! Wohooo!

So I got these beautiful colours for my nails and they are really a knock out!

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My Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure courtesy of Influenster!

So what makes this a Total Knock Out? It is a TOTAL PACKAGE! It has SEVEN BENEFITS in ONE BOTTLE! The base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, color, top coat, it is chip resistant and has a gel shine finish, and with the Flawless Finish Brush, I get a salon perfect mani! That is so awesome!

Since I am no pro when it comes to nail colouring, I tried the Red My Lips colour first:

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and the result (take note: I don’t usually colour my nails and I have shaky hands):

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Taadaaaa! Red My Lips nails by Sally Hansen!

I love the fact that I don’t have to use a top coat, a strengthener and or a base coat any more because one bottle has everything a salon manicure does! I love the brush because it stays together once I start spreading the polish on my nails, unlike those that I’ve used before, some brush strands break away and stain the outsides of my nails, thus leaving a messy manicure. While the Sally Hansen Flawless Finish Brush gives me that salon perfect mani!

I tried the Pat on the Black and this is the result:

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Love love love this colour!!!

Being a mum, I frequent the kitchen and do a lot of chores, with the Sally Hansen chip resistant benefit, the colours survived constant exposure to water (like washing the dishes), chemicals (dishwashing liquid and stuff like that) and other mummy chores, and that’s what I love about it! In fact, I have already recommended this to my co-workers! It’s sheer bliss!

I just love the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure I got from Influenster! It is way better than the brand that I use before and will definitely continue to use them. I can’t wait for Spring and Summer! Visit the the Sally Hansen website to know more about their products or like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram for updates.

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

New Green & Black’s Organic Bars – Sea Salt and Burnt Toffee Review

I may be a little too late for the season for chocolate, but I still won’t let it pass without tasting the NEW Green and Black’s Organic Bars – Sea Salt and Burnt Toffee!

Green & Black's New Flavours

Of all the chocolates that I received last Christmas, the Green & Black’s Organic Bars’ new flavours Sea Salt and Burnt Toffee are just the best! It bested my boxes of Lindt, Hershey’s and other chocolates. So what makes these bars extremely good and better than the rest. Read on.

From Green & Black’s: “At Green & Black’s Organic, every new recipe is carefully thought out and rigorously taste-tested to find the perfect balance of flavour,” says Brandt Maybury, taste specialist at Green & Black’s Organic. “It all starts with our premium Trinitario cocoa beans. We take great time and care to bring out the distinct flavour that is the Green & Black’s trademark, and we believe each creation must meet our premium taste standards while making an excellent addition to the cook’s kitchen.”

I first tried the Green & Black’s Organic Sea Salt Bar. The fusion of 37% milk chocolate and delicate flakes of sea salt from the sea waters of Anglesey (a British island rich in history) just creates that one-of-a-kind taste. Unlike the regular milk chocolate, there is a hint of the saltiness but it’s not that strong. I did not want to devour the entire bar since it was just a tad sweet for me, so I checked the Green & Black’s Canada Facebook page and found a very simple recipe of a delectable homemade hot chocolate. I decided to make the beverage using the Green & Black’s Organic Sea Salt bar.

The recipe calls for 250 ml of milk gently heated and 5 – 10 squares of the chocolate bar, and guess what? It was really really good, and just the perfect hot beverage on that cold day when the Polar Vortex brought the chilly Arctic air. With more than 20 squares, I was able to make two servings of the, indeed, delectable hot chocolate which hubby and I shared!

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Easy homemade hot chocolate using Green & Black’s Organic Sea Salt bar.

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The perfect hot chocolate to warm up on cold Winter days!

As for the Green & Black’s Organic Burnt Toffee Bar, which is surprisingly good, I kept it from hubby! We are lovers of dark chocolate and boy, when we tasted it, we just couldn’t stop from eating it. I had to keep half of the bar so that I can bring some at work! I love the crunch of pieces of Yorkshire toffee, and the rich 60% dark chocolate… ooohh so very irresistible!

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Can you see the Yorkshire toffee pieces???

The only negative thing that I can say about Green & Black’s Organic bars is that it’s so good, that with just one bite, makes me crave for more! And for my hubby and me who have started counting our calories and sweets intake, it’s just so hard to put down the bar!

The two new flavours are the latest addition to the Canadian family of premium chocolate bars and are now available at select major retailers across Canada as well as in specialty food, natural health and organic food stores.

About Green & Black’s Organic

Established in 1991, Green & Black’s Organic has grown to become the world leader in organic and Fair Trade chocolate and is committed to the creation of chocolate products that provide a taste experience like no other. Using only organically grown cocoa, sourced principally from the Dominican Republic, Green & Black’s Organic believes it’s possible to respect our earth while indulging in the best things it has to offer.

To find out more about Green & Black’s Organic products and values, visit www.greenandblacks.com/ca and www.facebook.com/GreenandBlacksCanada.

*Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the product mentioned above for review purposes only. The opinions are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom Scale Review

I am very thrilled to receive the Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom scale for review. I have read very good reviews about this bathroom scale and it just came in time for my husband and mine’s health challenge.

The Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom scale arrived in good condition, the packaging was neat and it was made sure to protect the bathroom scale made of tempered glass which is also impact-resistant. It is quite heavy which is good for me because my little boy can’t carry it and play with it. I love the Ozeri scale’s design, so contemporary and thin, the platform’s size is 11.8″ x 11.8″.

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Modern, contemporary design that I love.

Ozeri Precision digital bathroom scale

Tempered glass and thin but powerful enough.

The Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom scale has a maximum capacity of 400 lbs and has weight units in pounds (lbs), kilograms (kg) and British stones (st).The unit is set to calculate weight in pounds and to change the weight unit, the Ozeri scale has a Unit button switch underneath the scale.

ozeri precision digital bathroom scale

The Ozeri bathroom scale also comes with a CR2032 Lithium battery. I like that I am able to use it immediately upon opening the package. I also love that the scale has an Auto On/Off feature which means it powers on when I step on it and powers off after 10 seconds of inactivity. This helps to conserve the battery. I also love that it has a big LCD screen and the numbers are accurate as the Ozeri scale rounds to the nearest 100 grams.

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Numbers are easy to read with the widescreen LCD.

So far, hubby and I have been using the scale everyday to check on our weight challenge. I am a bit frustrated as my weight has remained slightly the same after one week, that was after our first “weigh in” using the Ozeri scale, while his weight has decreased, he has lost a few pounds already.

Overall, I love the Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom Scale, the weight is accurate and precise, unlike the conventional or traditional bathroom scale, the contemporary design suits my taste, and I highly recommend this scale. To know more about Ozeri products and the digital bathroom scale, you can hop on to Amazon.ca and even order one for yourself or as a Christmas gift to someone.

*Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the product mentioned above for review purposes only. The opinions are my own, based on personal experience with the product.