Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles Review

Thursday, May 24, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I received a free set of Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles from BzzAgent to try and review.  All opinions are my own.

I work part time as an optometrist.  The dress code is business casual to professional.  I usually end up wearing dress pants, a skirt or a dress paired with heels.  My days are spent walking patients back and forth from the waiting room to the exam room and then on to the optical.  Eight hours (or more) in heels are murder on my feet.  And for some reason, I usually like to wear at least a 3 if not a 4 inch heel.  I just feel it looks better and I don't do well walking in flats.

Last  October, though, I fell and broke my right ankle.  I had to wear a walking boot and undergo physical therapy for a few months.  That left my right ankle somewhat weaker than it used to be and wearing heels hasn't been as comfortable as it used to be.  I often feel more wobbly and unsturdy in my heels.

The Gunnar Challenge

Sunday, May 20, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I was given a free pass to The Gunnar Challenge by ModernMom.com.  All opinions are my own.

The Gunnar Challenge is an 8 week online program designed by Hollywood trainer Gunnar Peterson.  Throughout the challenge, Gunnar guides you with daily video workouts, based on techniques he uses with his celebrity clients to target weight loss and look their best – helping you set your goals and keeping you accountable to make sure you reach them.

As a member of the challenge, you get 
  • Gunnar's 8-week workout plan with customizable exercises that will work for you regardless of your current fitness level.
  • Delicious low-calorie meal plans with itemized shopping lists for home-cooked meals and healthy options for dining out.
  • Daily video messages from Gunnar to keep you motivated and on track.
  • Some of the world's best nutrition tools to help you make long-lasting changes to your diet.
  • Fun, support, prizes, the buzz of training with an online group and much more.
The challenge starts Monday, May 21.  You can register online on The Gunnar Challenge website.  Membership costs $99.  Register by May 20 and receive a $30 discount!  A 1 week trial and payment plan option are also available.

Join me!  I need to get in shape and lose a couple inches around my middle!

Walgreens Simple Skincare Review

Saturday, May 19, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I was selected by Shespeaks.com to receive a Simple Skincare product to try and review.  All opinions are my own.

Back in February (yes, I'm behind on my blogging!), I was selected to participate in the Walgreens Simple Skincare Program from Shespeaks.com.  My task was to go to my local Walgreens and speak with the Beauty Advisor (I didn't know they had one!) about the new Simple Skincare line.  After doing so, I was to complete a short survey about my experience and in return I would receive a full size product from the Simple Skincare line.

So what is Simple Skincare?  It's a line of skincare products from the U.K.  They use only the purest possible ingredients and never use dyes or artificial perfumes that can irritate the skin.  They're actually the U.K.'s #1 skincare line of products.  Their products include facial cleansers, facial wipes, moisturizers and eye products such as a soothing eye balm and revitalizing eye roll-on to reduce puffiness.

Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste Review

DISCLOSURE:  I received a full size package of Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste to try and review from Smiley360.com and Arm & Hammer.  All opinions are my own.

Do you have issues with tooth sensitivity?    Do your teeth hurt from hot and cold food and drinks or acidic and sweet foods?  Arm & Hammer and Orajel bring you a new toothpaste that provides maximum relief without a prescription.  The toothpaste has a low abrasion formula that is 40% more gentle to exposed roots, compared to the leading Sensitive Toothpaste brand. Plus, it effectively removes plaque and surface stains without causing sensitivity. It’s the secret to eating without fear.

Old Navy Summer Shorts Review - Summer 2012 Line

Monday, May 7, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I recently had another sampling opportunity provided by Crowdtap.com and Old Navy.  This was an in-store opportunity to try on items from Old Navy's summer shorts collection.  A friend and I were given a coupon for a free pair of shorts.  All opinions are my own.

I was so excited to be picked again for another sample and share opportunity from Crowdtap and Old Navy!  This time it was for a pair of shorts for myself and a friend.  I chose one of my sisters to come with me since she missed out on the last two sample and shares that I had.  This couldn't have come at a better time.  The family and I are supposed to be going with my in-laws to the Outer Banks at the end of the month.  We usually rent a house near the beach for a week.  I needed some new clothes so this was a perfect chance to go clothes shopping!