Influenster Naturals VoxBox: Product Review # 1 -- GEODEO

I have tried some of the items that came in the VoxBox I blogged about here.  But, there is one in particular that I felt compelled to write about ASAP.  It is the GEODEO, a natural deodorant plus 'Detox Complex'.  The claim of the product is "...keeping you fresh for 24-hour odor protection."

When I put this deodorant on my underarms the first time, I had just shaved and it was in the evening before bed.  I woke up the next morning, and things seemed just fine--no smell, no sweating under the arms, etc.  I put more on before dressing to get me through the rest of the day, and it felt/smelled like it was working.  It was about 85 degrees outside, I didn't work/exercise too hard, so I wasn't perspiring too, too much.  Then, I used it again after a shower, in the evening.  I put it on before I went to bed so it would have time to "sink in", if you know what I mean.  I woke like before: without smell or perspiration.  So, I put more on before I dressed.  But, this time it was 95 degrees outside (usually our normal spring/summer/fall weather)...  I worked at my son's preschool for 3+ hours and 18 kids in an air conditioned room.  An hour or so in, I got a whiff of this odor.  I thought I had walked past "the smelly kid in class" (yes, a quote from Adam Sandler's Big Daddy movie) or something!  NO WAY!  It was me!!!  I have a BIG issue with not smelling like body odor or sweat or what not.  But, it was me that had an odor!!  NOT GOOD!!!

I have stopped using this product.   It is too bad because I was so excited about it.  When I opened the VoxBox and read about the products, this is the first one that jumped out at me that I needed to try THAT DAY!!  Bummer...  For me, it does not stand up to it's promise of '24-hour odor protection, keeping you fresh'...  It kept me stinky...

So, I definitely am not a fan of the GEODEO deodorant in Island scent.  If you are one of the few that either don't sweat or whose sweat don't stink, then this could be the product for you.  Nevertheless, it is NOT the one for me.  Secret Solid, here I come.  I've missed you...


We Got a Released Puppy from Canine Companions for Independence (and our new HOUSE RULES)

Well, we got a puppy about 4 months ago.  Her name is Cindylu (after the Grinch character Cindylu Who)!!  Isn't she adorable??

She was released from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) - Northwest Region because she had an overbite.  Poor little thing: they extracted all of her bottom baby teeth in hopes that her lower jaw would catch up to her maxilla.  Well, that didn't happen!  She needs to have her lower canines filed down and filled.  That was only the beginning.  She was just spayed (per our agreement with CCI) on Tuesday.  Then, a few weeks ago, she apparently ate the insides of a stuffed dog toy and made her/our life miserable for a couple of days.  Possible surgery there, but thank goodness she hacked it all up and is fine now--$1000 later. :)  And, she had to have dental surgery to file down her lower canines, so they would not jam into her upper palate. 

Well, the reason for this post is because we made a crazy, crazy decision to get a 3 month old puppy the same month our son, Anderson,  turned 4 years old!  Bad, bad combination...  We love Cindylu; we love Anderson.  However, the two of them together causes a lot of chaos in the house.  When he's by himself, he does well.  When he's not there, Cindylu is great.  So, we had to come up with a compromise.  Discipline the kid AND train the dog.  Impossible?  Maybe...

Here is a list (feel free to use it for yourself) that my husband and I made up for Anderson and how he should treat the animals. (By the way, we also have a 9 year old Lab, Audie, and two cats!!)  Let me know what you think!

Influenster Naturals VoxBox 2012

So, I went on to Influenster's website because of a recommendation I got from a fellow You Tuber (yes I did makeup videos there, and I am taking a break for awhile to try to find whether I like blogging or videoing better).  She had said it was this cool site where you can possibly get products to review for free.  So, I logged on and tried it out.  Here are some FYIs about the company:

1.  It's a free program.
2.  You take various 'surveys' to earn badges, which, in turn, helps you towards being chosen to receive a VoxBox.  You apparently want to get as many badges as possible.
3.  Badges are related to the lifestyles of people they want to attract (including Blogger, You Tuber, Health Nut, Moms, etc.).
4.  If you have used any of the items that they have already sent out to other chosen subscribers, you have a better chance of getting chosen yourself if you review and recommend/not recommend those products on their site.
5.  Though I have been having some issues getting on their site recently, go check Influenster out yourself and sign up if you think you may want to be a part of something like this... 

So, with all that said, I was chosen to receive the Naturals VoxBox 2012--I had been selected to 'test, evaluate, and recommend' these fun products. 

Here are the items I received in the box:

~The Original Dish Drying Mat
~LypSyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizer
~CleanWell Individual Hand Sanitizer Wipes
~SheaMoisture Shea, Chamomile & Argan Baby Bar Soap (soothes eczema)

Here are some pictures:

So, I have a little while to test these products out.  Keep checking back for product reviews and evaluations!!  I've already got a few in the pipeline... :)


Purse Perfector Purse Organizer Review and Giveaway

I love giveaways and I always want to share these possible "freebies" when I come across them!  Over at The Bragging Mommy, they are hosting a Purse Protector giveaway!  I have always wanted one of these things, but just haven had the chance to grab one...  Here's what they look like:

To try to win yourself one of these, go to The Bragging Mommy and enter yourself!! :)

Good luck!!


PS: You can enter this giveaway until September 14 @10:00 am MST.

The Candy Store Accessories GIVEAWAY

This cool blog, Real Moms Real Views, is hosting a giveaway for accessories from The Candy Store.  

The Candy Store is giving away a coin purse, cosmetic pouch, and mirror in mint chip to one Real Moms Real Views reader.  Here are some pics for you:

These accessories are "ultra-light, ultra-durable, eye-popping-bright Silicone; and, each style features a super-smooth texture, stainless steel frame and oversized 'gumball' closure."  They are so cute and so easy to use!

Go here to see the entry guidelines.

And, please don't forget to follow my blog and Pinterest!  I would appreciate it! :)  Good luck!