COVERGIRL blastflipstick Review

Monday, January 7, 2013

DISCLOSURE:  I received three free COVERGIRL blastflipsticks to try and review as a member of  All opinions are my own.

I'm always on the search for the perfect lipstick.  I want something that's long-lasting, moisturizing and comes in a lot of great colors that suit me.  When I was given the chance to try COVERGIRL's new blastflipsticks, I jumped at the opportunity.  I've tried other products in their blast line of makeup, including the mascara and eyeshadow.  I thought it would be fun to see if I liked the lipsticks.

BzzAgent sent a kit that included three shades of the blastflipsticks, a BzzGuide and coupons to share:

The COVERGIRL blastflipstick features 2 lipsticks in one.  One end has a creamy, bold shade and the other has a shimmery shade.  They can each be worn alone or blended together to make a new shade.  There are 13 shade duos and they feature a moisturizing formula that mix perfectly without feeling heavy or dry.


WHISPER - Taupe and pearl pink shades

PUCKER - Light berry and lilac shades

GLIMMER - Dark berry and soft pink shades

FLASHY - Dark berry and lilac shades

VIXEN - Burgundy and pearl pink shades

PERKY - Bright pink and light pink shades

TEASE  - Red and gold shades

CHEEKY - Bright pink and peach shades

STUNNER - Bright pink and gold shades

SNAP - Taupe and sand shades

SMOOCH - Copper and sand shades

MINX - Deep brown and gold shades

INTENSE - Deep berry and taupe shades

The Zicam Pre-Cold Program - Review

Friday, January 4, 2013

DISCLOSURE:  As a member of, I was chosen to receive samples of Zicam Cold Remedy to try and review.  All opinions are my own.

Winter's here and along with the cold weather, inevitably, comes colds and the flu.  No matter how hard I try to avoid getting sick, I always pick up something during the cold weather months.  Usually, I reach for my Halls and DayQuil and pray it clears up soon.  But, right now I'm pregnant and can't really take anything safely.  So, when I was offered the chance to try Zicam, I jumped at the opportunity!

Zicam is a homeopathic product that is supposed to help shorten the duration and reduce the severity of a cold when taken at the first sign of a cold.  Unlike other homeopathic products, it contains active ingredients that are only slightly diluted: zinc acetate (2x = 1/100 dilution) and zinc gluconate (1x = 1/10 dilution).  It's available in several forms, including quick dissolve tablets, lozenges, oral mist and chewables.

I was sent the Zicam RapidMelts quick dissolve tablets.  One package for me to try and five to share:

Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection Review

Thursday, January 3, 2013

DISCLOSURE:  As a member of, I received samples of Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection to try and review.  All opinions are my own.

I love coffee.  I can't get through my day without having at least a cup in the morning.  It helps me wake up in the morning.  When we got a Keurig, it was awesome!  I could brew myself a cup any time and wouldn't have to feel bad if I ended up only having one cup.  There wasn't a pot of coffee that would go to waste.  I've had a lot of fun trying out all the different coffees available for the Keurig.  Of all the coffees from Green Mountain Coffee that I've tried in the past, I've never been disappointed -- until now.

The Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection was developed to help "brew a better you."  The coffees in the line were made to help make taking care of yourself as easy as the touch of a button.  All coffees in the line are Fair Trade Certified.  They currently have two brews in the line:

Green Mountain Coffee Focus Blend

The Focus Blend brew contains 50 mg of L-Theanine in every 8 fl. oz. serving.  L-Theanine has been studied for its potential ability to reduce mental and physical stress, improve cognition and to boost one's mood.  The Focus Blend aims to provide the same benefits that you would get from taking an oral L-Theanine supplement with a great-tasting cup of coffee.

Green Mountain Coffee Antioxidant Blend

The Antioxidant Blend contains 10% daily value of the antioxidant vitamins C and E, per 8 fl. oz serving.  Antioxidants have been found to be helpful in strengthening your body's ability to fight infection and disease.  The coffee combines a blend of light and dark roasts to provide a smooth, well-rounded flavor.

The kit I received from BzzAgent contained three boxes of Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection coffee samples, coupons and a BzzGuide.