Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sally Hansen #TripleShine's Shining Moment

While wearing Sally Hansen's Triple Shine nail color, my shining moment was to feel as great as my nails looked. It's been a while since I've given myself a manicure, and ending the year with beautiful nails is great way to remember 2013! For 2014, I look forward to even prettier manicures and more shining moments to come. 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak

You just got invited to to hottest New Years Eve party of the year, and there isn't enough time for you to do your makeup and shower, even if you were to show up fashionably late, so what's the next best solution: Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo that will instantly absorb excess oils and cleans without water, while leaving your hair in a light matte finish. Exactly what you need if you're out and about and don't have time to come home for a shower.

This little portable life saver is small enough to toss into your purse that you can use it anywhere you are, whether you're at the beach, or just getting off late from work. All you got to do is spray generously onto the roots of your hair and use a brush to diffuse the powder which will instantly absorb excess oils. Style as you please and enjoy your newly freshened hair!

After testing this product myself, I would give it a 4.5/5 stars. It's a great product that works well, and event the scent is pleasantly more freshly scented than my previous Dry Shampoo. Nonetheless, the scent is still something that could be improved and once dry shampoos start smelling nicer, I'd might actually use them a little more often.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Thanks to all my followers for staying in touch on my blog. I know I haven't been quite as active as I would've like but one of my resolutions for the upcoming year is to come back and write at least a blog a month, if not a week or longer!

Stay in touch! Happy Holidays and wishing you guys spend a great amount of time with your friends and family!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

ZonePerfect® Greek Yogurt Bars

ZonePerfect® Greek Yogurt Bars are absolutely yummy and delicious! There are three perfectly delightful flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry, and Vanilla Berry. Each with it's unique yet tasteful combination of a delicious and nutritious bar! 

It's perfect for a snack in between one's busy schedule! Have you tried some yet? Check it out on: http://zoneperfect.com If so, what was your favorite? 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Next Step Challenge - Next Fitness Milestone

Share your next fitness milestone with us. Whether you’re running your first mile, 5K, half marathon or completed your first month back on your fitness schedule, we want to know.

I think my next fitness milestone is to start up a routine that is reachable and more importantly attainable. A lot of people close to me are indeed runners, but I've yet to ever run myself. In fact, I've volunteered to give out food and drinks at the last marathon I was at, but never participated as a runner. I vaguely remember doing a walk so that might be next fitness milestone, to join a charity marathon and to actively participate by raising money to walk or maybe even run. 

Fitness Motivation

Let us know what inspires, motivates and keeps you going the distance with your fitness routine!

It's hard to take that extra effort to exercise beyond what is necessary for a day to day functioning. Sometimes, it may require that extra push to really hit the gym and put in the energy to exercise for that day. 

For me, it's especially difficult with an overly busy day-to-day schedule. For me, it's helpful when I'm in a group setting and we are all working together to achieve a similar goal. Sometimes just finding a gym buddy to constantly remind each why the exercise is important cane be enough motivation to establish a routine. We are people of habit, and if the habit is to go and do something that is beneficial for us, then we can guarantee that it was a good day. 

Keep at what I do and I encourage you all to find the time to have a fitness routine scheduled into your life. The endorphins released during exercising may just help brighten your mood and make your day that much better! Go on, what you waiting for, get out there and live the good life! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stylish Smartphone Wallet - TIPPR Coupon for 10% off!

I came across this ├╝ber cute smartphone wallet on TIPPR for only $15 and if you use my personal referral code: REFER-DMZAE, you'll get 10% off, good toward any TIPPR deal!! So I was able to snag this deal for only $13.50! Quite a steal in my opinion!

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Given so many color options, I was down to light pink and sky blue and boy was it a hard decision to pick between the two. But I ended up getting the light pink one. Now I'll be able to carry my iPhone in my wallet and not have to worry about not having pockets anymore. Can't wait for this to arrive!! 

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Easily One of the Best Insoles - Dr Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles Review

These Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles provide outrageous comfort, superior shock absorption, and has a supportive design to make sure that at the end of the day, my feet are still comfortable and not in any sort of pain. That's what I like most about these insoles, is that it provides comfort while absorbing the shock all day, everyday. Even though flats are already comfortable for day to day wear, putting insoles provides an extra layer of comfort that's really worth trying this product risk-free guarantee! The only minor inconvenience is having to cut each pair (for Women's size 6-10) into the appropriate size, but once you cut it and slip it into your shoes, it'd be all set from then on. Again, this product may seem like one that you my live without, but honestly, it's one that you'd be glad that you've purchased!


  • Double the comfort in your shoes for those with foot discomfort
  • Feature a Dual Wave Design — soft blue gel cushions and provides superior shock absorption, while firmer purple gel offers added support
  • Fit comfortably in everyday shoes
  • Come in men’s sizes 8–13 and women’s sizes 6–10
  • Sell for a suggested retail price of $12.99
  • Can be found in the foot care aisle of most drugstores, grocery stores and discount mass retailers
  • Offer a money-back guarantee, so there’s no risk in trying them!
And the comfort doesn’t end there. Visit drscholls.com to meet more of the Dr. Scholl’s® Massaging Gel® family! There are a variety of designs available for virtually any activity — whether you’re working all day, playing sports or dancing the night away.
Thank you BzzAgent for allowing me to test this product! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

VEET® EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-On Kit

Hi ladies, so here's my review and demonstration of Veet's new EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit. Here's the link to the VEET® website. Have you tried this new product by Veet and what's your opinion on it? Comment down below for a chance to win your own VEET® EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-On Kit. Limit one entry per individual. Contest ends July 31st, 2013 and winner will be announced in new post and will have 48 hours to respond or else winning will be forfeited. Best of luck!! :) 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Palmolive Brand Challenge Winner! - From Influenster

Remember my last post: 

I wrote a review about the Palmolive Fresh Infusions that I received from Influenster, turns out I was entered and won the following!

- Colgate Optic White Toothpaste
- Softsoap Body Wash
- Softsoap Pampered Hands Foaming Hand Soap
And a $20 Walmart Gift Card! 

Thank you Influenster! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Palmolive Fresh Infusions

Check out my first impressions and watch me wash dishes using the Palmolive Fresh Infusions! 

My first impression of these Palmolive Fresh Infusions was really how beautifully scented each and every one of these concentrated dish liquid is! Lemon Thyme is my favorite, but I throughly enjoyed the other scent: Ginger White Tea and Lime Basil. It makes it really hard to pick out a favorite! So go ahead, get all three and try them all! Let me know in the section believe what your favorite scent is?!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Vaseline Spray and Go moisturizer

Photo: #vaseline #spray&go #moisturizer #totalmoisture #totalbeauty

I was super excited to try this product.  A few weeks ago, I was sent this product from Total Beauty to test out and write a review for. After trying this product a couple of times on my legs and arms, the first thing I noticed about this Vaseline Spray & Go moisturizer was how wonderful the scent is. The scent is pure oat extract + stratys 3 with multi-layer moisture.

So what exactly is a Spray & Go moisturizer? It's exactly what it's name says: you spray this on and you're all ready to go! It "moisturizes in seconds so you can put your clothes right on". It has total moisture and is non-greasy. So perfect for the winter time when you have layers of clothes as well as the summer time when you don't want to be sweating.

Benefits of Vaseline's Spray & Go include

  • Moisturizes & absorbs in seconds. 
  • Instantly leaves skin soft, not sticky or greasy. 
  • Dispenses evenly with one all-over spray. 
For best results: 
  • Hold 4 inches from skin and spray over arms, legs and body in a continuous motion. 
  • Quickly rub into skin and go! 
It's quick and convenient, providing just as much moisture as I need and the lovely scent is really a great bonus! 

For more reviews from other Total Beauty members, check out the link here: http://www.totalbeauty.com/reviews/product/6555262/vaseline-total-moisture-spray-and-go-moisturizer

EDIT: This is the 100th product I reviewed on Total Beauty! What an achievement! Also, it seems like you have to be logged in order to get the product review page. Otherwise it just takes you to the general review page, which isn't very helpful in my opinion. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Taste: Tuesday at 8|7c on ABC

Dairing Pairings

So as I'm currently watching The Taste online on the abc player or http://abc.tv/Z3jimp, I wanted to write a post and share about the show with you guys! So The Taste is a food competition show on ABC where the participants have to cook with certain ingredients, including 5 'secret' ingredients and combine it together to come up with a masterpiece dish. The challenge: to make just one spoonful of food that the judges would taste. Winning would be life-challenging for these contestants! Tune in on Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC to watch The Taste.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! - Shari's Berries

Hello blog readers!

Valentine's day is not just a day for romantic love between couples, it should be a day to express love to your friends and family. Generally a happy day for everyone to embrace those whom we love and cherish on a daily basis.

Live life to it's fullest but never waste it doing something you'll regret. So take a moment and let your love ones know that you truly love them, whether that's just telling them and giving them a hug or to send them something sweet. All gestures will be welcomed, I'm sure! Well enjoy today and I hope you have a happy one!

Some of you may know that I've been dating my boyfriend for a little over two years now. I received the sweetest gift from him! These Shari's Berries bites are absolutely delicious, and I would definitely recommend these to you if you haven't tried them yet. It's chocolate covered strawberries and is worth every penny including the shipping. However, the total can be a little pricey so I have some special coupons to share with you, use it to buy for yourself or for your loved  ones. (Since these delicious goodies need to be shipped via express mail, shipping can cost up to an additional $20, but I would definitely buy it once! Worth the splurge once in awhile! :D)

For $10 OFF (over $29+ order): Go to www.berries.com/strawberry10
For 20% OFF (over $29+ order): Go to www.berries.com/strawberry20
Both offers expire 6/30/14.

Enjoy and let me know what you think of these yummy chocolate covered strawberries! 
Miss Xu

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Storm Named Nemo?

Well after attending yoga and another class, the storm has definitely covered the entire campus with lots and lots of snow!

Enjoy and oh my good fortune :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kiss Lash Badge - Influenster

Remember a few months back, I had the honor of trying the Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit from the Influenster's Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012. Well from trying the product and writing about it, I earned the Kiss Lash badge from Influenster and was sent the following as a prize: Kiss Ever Easy Lashes and Kiss Nail Dress kits.
I am super excited to try out the Kiss Nail Dress Kits, which is quite similar to Sally Hansen Salon Effect I've tried over the summer. 

It was actually quite interesting, because there was an ad from one of magazines with a coupon for $1 and a sample of four individual Kiss Nail Dress, and that one that I happened to have used was the shade that got sent to me! What are the chances of that happening?

Kiss Social Media Pages:
Twitter: @kissproducts, @bwaynails

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ibotta iPhone App Review

Do you shop for groceries at CVS, Target, Walmart or any other large retail stores? Do you have a smartphone? If yes to both then sign up for Ibotta here: http://ibotta.com/r/g63iA

The above is my referral link and if you sign up (for free) and make a grocery purchase, you get $5 for free!! (And I get a $1.)

So how does this app work? First download the app via my referral link: http://ibotta.com/r/g63iA
Second, check out offers that interest you and do the tasks associated with them. You'll notice each task ranges from $.25 to $.75. After completing the tasks, just go to the store and buy the item!

After purchasing the item, upload your receipt, scan the item and then wait for confirmation. Before you know it, you'll have money ready for withdrawal. My most recent shopping trip, I earned $5.75!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick

Inside the COVERGIRL Blastflipstick BzzKit

       A while back I was invited to COVERGIRL's blastflipstick bzzcampaign. I was so excited to try this product which contained two colors on one lipstick. The day I got the bzzkit, I immediately opened it and to see what was inside. There was the official bzzguide, three full size COVERGIRL's blastflipstick, and lots of $2 off one Blast Flipstick Lipcolor coupons. 

I Won a #MyMcRib Survival Kit and You Can too!

Screenshot taken 1/9/13 at 5:15 PM
So I went to check on Twitter and the NYTriState area McDonalds is still running a promotion to win a #McRib Survival Kit. I first came across the promotion while checking into a McDonalds on FourSquare on Dec 23rd.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Years 2013!

Hello blog reader!

I know, it's been way too long since I last posted and I had intended to do at least one post last month. In addition, I been meaning to do a post for a while but I've just been running low on creative juice and don't know what to write about.

Here's a Food Pic! :D NOM NOM
I can continue to review beauty products because that's what I intended this blog to be able, but I also want to branch out and really write about more interesting stuff. So if you peeps have ideas for what I should write about (even if it's to review a beauty product), then let me know in the comment section below.

My new years resolution: write more fun and meaningful posts!

Miss Xu