Wednesday, February 8, 2012

January Hit and Misses!

I wanted to share some things that I loved and didn't love in January! Let's start in my kitchen!

Hit #1: I bought this Seventh Generation Dish Liquid when I earned a coupon from Recyclebank.com and I must say, I am definitely glad I did. You can buy this at Target or Walmart, ranging from $2.97 to $4.99. I had a $2 off coupon so mine was only a dollar. Good buy for great quality! The scent I got was Lavender Floral and Mint. Its very light, but is enough to soothe my senses. It also comes in a Fresh and Clean scent. The consistency is a bit more liquid-like than Dawn dish soaps, but it cleans very well. I used it on my pans after frying eggs and making tomato sauce and it removed all the crusted residue and oily film with one wash. I am definitely satisfied with this product. It comes in 25oz and a big value size as well. The 25oz has lasted me 3 months now so its definitely worth the price!

Hit #2: The next thing I love is this Plink Garbage Disposal Cleaner and Deodorizer. I got this as a Christmas present from my friend Jessica. I've seen these on sale at different kitchen supply stores and Target. Its very convenient to use. You simply run warm water, drop a ball in, turn on the garbage disposal for 5 seconds, then turn the water off, wait a few more seconds and turn the disposal off. You will smell this lovely lavender scent coming from your sink. Though it only lasts 1 or 2 days. it does clean the inside of your disposal. If you don't want to buy something just for that purpose, you can also squeeze lemon juice and cut up left over lemon slices, drop those in and turn on the disposal for an awesome lemon zest scent and clean.

Hit #3: In my room, I recently started using this Slatkin & Co. Mashmellow Fireside candle that I bought at Bath and Body Works. This was on sale when I bought it, but normally its $9.50. I adore sweet smells so if you are a floral person, this might not be the best choice for you. However, it is a delicate scent and doesn't overwhelm your senses as you enter the room. One small candle usually lasts me 10 hours of burning time. I like that the lid is tin too, so when I put out the flame, I simply put the lid back on and it traps the smoke inside.
Miss #1: This was another lip balm I decided to try was the MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner with SPF 15 in Petting Pink. This has almond oil, shea butter, avocado extract, wheat germ oil and vitamins A and E. It works very well to moisturize. The consistency of this balm is buttery and smooth. It goes on lightly pigmented and isn't too sticky. However, I didn't like that it was a bit thick on my lips and also I didn't like that I constantly had to use my finger to apply the balm. It isn't very hygienic. I started carrying around one of those lip gloss testers, but those were an inconvenience as well. The color is very pretty and good for any skin tone. There's a candy sort of scent to it but its very faint. Overall, if this came in a tube I would love it but since it's in a glass jar, it was a miss for me.
Miss #2: I got this as a freebie when Bath and Body Works first announced this scent. It is the Be Enchanted Body Lotion. It contains jojoba oil and shea butter. It smells like a floral berry mix. It is a heavy scent. I love the theme though, very whimsical and dreamy. However, the lotion didn't do much for me. I didn't notice a whole lot of moisture locked in and it goes on a bit thick for me. I will not be purchasing the full size product of this.
Miss #3: I got this Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo sample in a Walmart freebie giveaway. I must say, this new hype about dry shampoos is a blessing. Sometimes I am so exhausted from work, I just don't have the energy to wash my hair. In the morning, I just spray some dry shampoo and it lasts me another day! This particular brand of dry shampoo didn't impress me though. It leaves a thick white powder on your hair after you spray it on and you're suppose to rub your hands on it to blend it in. I feel like even after I rub till my hair's falling out, the white powder is still there. I have to sprinkle water on my roots to get the white out. That defeats the purpose of it being dry....It also has a really, really strong sweet smell. Its nice that there's perfume coming from my hair, but this scent is overbearing and runs into my perfume/deodorant. This was definitely a miss for me.

Hope this helps ya'll out with some product choices! Till next time :)

On a side note, thank you to Jessica from http://bubblesandbeauty.blogspot.com/ for having this giveaway! She was very sweet and mailed out my prize very quickly! Here's what I got! 

9 comments:

  1. lovely prize, they are my favourite gummies!! I love competitions cept I never win!

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  2. aw, too bad that the Mac tinted lip conditioner made it to the miss list, I used to like this too but yeah I agree too thick indeed...

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  3. Teheh funny household reviews! Mostly I am reading reviews about make up and stuff, this is actually nice :)
    I never heard of those garbage disposal cleaners before, sounds interesting :o the latkin & Co. Mashmellow Fireside candle must smell heavenly!
    I don't know about dry shampoo yet, but I guess it can be handy for
    when you are in a rush and you hair is greasy?

    xx

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    1. Yes the mashmellow definitely smells heavenly and makes me feel like I am camping by a warm fire. Dry shampoo comes in handy when I want to add a bit more volume to my hair before a date or work and no time to shower :)

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  4. Love your blog! Great posts. Followed!
    xx
    Elli
    http://effet-de-surprise.blogspot.com/

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  5. Great post!
    Mashmellow Fireside is my favorite candle from BBW. Sadly I just burned out my last one.

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  6. I was about to buy Be enchanted lotion during the Christmas season (due to sale going on). Glad that I didn't.

    skinformulae.blogspot.com

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