Monday, August 22, 2016

In the Mail Monday: Check out the Goodies inside my @InfluensterVox #BonitaVoxBox #Health #Beauty #Lifestyle #spon

Disclosure: Influenster Vox has provided products for Editorial Consideration free of charge. All opinions however are exclusively my own.

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Nothing better than an 'In The Mail Monday' when it's a box overflowing with health and beauty goodness!
I have to admit two of the items are regular favorites of mine that I purchase regularly, so lets start there!
Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Hydrating Toner - On the label it mentions that this product is 'Self Approved' but I think its a way higher honor, that it's 'great-grandma approved'! My Great Grandma loved this Witch Hazel and now I use it regularly too! This newest formulation has hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to help Hydrate your skin in addition to removing impurities, reducing pore size and leaving skin fresh and clean without tightness. I have always found it scary that even after washing my face or using a makeup remover how much stuff shows on a cottonball after I use this toner! And I also say they get kudos for giving a FULL size sample in the Vox Box!
Fiber One Chocolate Fudge Brownie - I got to sample these awhile ago and it was love at first bite! I keep these regularly stocked in my pantry so I was happy to see a sample pack included in my Influenster #BonitaVoxBox I had no idea there was an ice cream with this flavor but I will be on the lookout for it during my next shopping trip. If you haven't tried these yet, give them a go! They are perfect to stash in your desk, car and purse to always have one handy in case of a sweet tooth snack attack!
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color + Super Lustrous Lipstick - This was on a piece of paper, much like a magazine tester and I have never once tried lipstick this way before. I think Revlon could have sprung for putting in a full size sample of each color. Not even going to link to them, why should I do the work for a piece of paper? Sorry guys but this was a 'fail' in my book. I am not game for swiping cardboard across my lips.
Sinful Colors Nail Polish - I recieved a Limited Edition Porcelain Matte in a color called We're All Matte Here from Kylie Jenner's Sinful Colors Nail Collection. It didn't really photograph true to color for some reason, it's a 'coral/pink' with great pigment, it's not a muted of soft pink, it's got body and I really like it! And again, Kudos for Full Size Product! (ahem Revlon!) I have been really wanting to try her lipsticks and this definitely makes me want to give them a go! You know I am all about a signature red lip so I am going to check out her reds and report back to you once I've tried them! Sorry, no mani shot with this one yet, but I will post once my nails are 'photo ready' (trust when I tell you that you really don't want to see them right now!)
Madam CJ. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Deep Conditioning Mask - I wish they would have put full size product in the Vox Box (I have super long hair right now so I hope the packet will cover it - not to mention trying to rip open foil packets in the shower always proves to be quite the challenge doesn't it?), but props for also including their Dream Come True Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment.

My Take:

'Bonita' is the Spanish Word for 'Pretty' - I love that Influenster named this the 'Bonita' Vox Box! I already love Dickinson's Witch Hazel so I loved getting to try their newest 'hydrating' formulation. Fiber One already has a permanent home in my pantry but I would like to branch out and try a few other flavors as well as their ice cream. This introduction to Sinful Colors will definitely have me checking out other colors in the line and I also want to check out Kylie's lip kits which I hope are as nicely pigmented as the nail colors are! (If any of you have tried them already, let me know what you think!)
Readers Sound Off: Which Product in the Influenster #BonitaVoxBox would you most like to try and why?

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Find out why #MOMSLOVEAMWELL and I do too! #Sponsored by @Amwell - nab a discount to try it yourself!

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Regular readers know that this butterfly originally aspired to become a Doctor and while life had other plans for me, I am still fascinated with Science and Medicine and even held the title of Science Editor for a Newspaper early on in my writing career.

The healthcare industry continues to change and evolve and intersects with technology in fascinating ways. Telemedicine is having it's day and with people wearing devices that monitor their fitness, blood pressure, rest/sleep and more it's clear that people are more interested in taking charge of their well-being/wellness in both traditional and non-traditional ways.

American Well (Amwell) is positioning itself to be ‘the Amazon of health care’ and was recently featured in the Medical section of the Wall Street Journal!

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Two summers ago I got a bug bite that immediately made my arm swell. I of course panicked, because it happened after hours (and I can never leave a voicemail with my primary so I have to call during office hours to get a human on the phone) - I can tell you I wish I had access to this service that day! Thankfully my local pharmacist pinch hit for me that day and I avoided an emergency room visit. (Which as you know isn't as easy to get covered by most insurance providers anymore - many want you to call them in advance to get the ER visit approved. Literally the LAST thing anyone cares about in the midst of an actual emergency!)

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I also see this service as an extra added re-assurance when I travel (I am 'sweet meat' for mosquitos! At home and abroad apparently.) and for those of you with children heading off to live in a dorm, make sure to have them install this app on their phones!

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I wouldn't hesitate to use the service again as the need arises (like every time I get a bug bite! LOL) and I definitely recommend trying it out for yourself (that discount code would the perfect way to try it out!).

Readers Sound Off:

Tell me butterflies, have you already tried out a Telehealth service? Would you do it again? If you haven't tried it yet, what would you encourage you to do so?

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