Sunday, March 24, 2013

Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars



My Review of Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars

Pros: The other day, I was late to work and I didn't have my usual breakfast of fruit and/or a yogurt. Lucky for me, I had my Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go bar that I got in my Sweetheart Influenster box.
So what better combination than Skinnygirl bar and Starbucks coffee??? I got my bar in a Coco-nut. Now, this bar also has peanut butter in it, which I am not a huge fan of. Surprisingly enough, the bar has onlyy 180 calories. I had it for breakfast and it kept me full till lunch. I didn't think that the peanut butter flavor was overwhelming for me so I thought it was a good bar, I also liked the chewy texture of the bar, the fact that it is not messy when you eat it, and it has a very yummy scent when you open it. You can get a box which contains five bars.
Cons: High on saturated fat, and a little pricey for a granola bar.
Verdict: I will definitely be trying other flavors; maybe the Dark Chocolate Multi-Grain Pretzel, or the Greek Yogurt Blueberry Crisp. I would, however not eat them everyday nor substitute breakfast, but it is good every now and then for those days when we really don't have time for a meal! 



To Learn More Visit SkinnyGirl Website
Or SkinnyGirl product page HERE


Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are honest and my own!

nuNAAT GOGO (Give One, Get One) Giveaway!




Enter for your chance to win TWO sets of the products!!!I just recently tried and LOVED from nuNAAT,
Check out my review.
 
– one for you and one to give to a friend! When entering, be sure to select my blog name “Yeny Thinks.” from the drop-down menu so they know who sent you.

The nuNAAT NAAT Brazilian Keratin Collection is great for ALL HAIR TYPES, and works especially well to protect your hair and keep it healthy if you like to style using heat (with a blow dryer or flat iron) like I do! The winner will receive the following products with an estimated retail value of $65:
-        2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Shampoo
-        2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Conditioner
-        2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask
-        2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor
-        2 NAAT Brazilian Keratin Serum Ultra Shine

TO ENTER: Visit the nuNAAT Facebook page


Rules:
CONTEST DATES: March 23, 2013 - April 13, 2013
Winner will be announced April 15, 2013 by e-mail. If response from winner is not received within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
PRIVACY: Your email will not be shown and will be kept private.
ELIGIBILITY: Giveaways are open to readers 18 years or older with U.S. or Canada shipping addresses only (no PO boxes). For my international readers, you may enter and if you win, we can send the prize to person of your choice with U.S. or Canada shipping address.

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Disclaimer: All opinions are honest and my own. :)
  

Monday, March 18, 2013

Not Your Mother's® She's a Tease™ Volumizing Hair Spray



My Review:

I am not a huge fan of hair sprays, mainly because I do not like the stiffness that they usually leave my hair with. I got a chance to try Not Your Mother's® She's a Tease™ Volumizing Hair Spray, and I have to say that I like it. I don't have problems with my hair lacking volume usually, except for the roots area, where it gets flat after a few hours of my hair being loose. So when that happens, I just spray a little bit of this hair spray on my roots only and voila! No more flat hair. And best of all, I don't get that stiff/crunchy hair. The only thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the smell. It wasn't too awesome, like other Not Your Mother's products I have used in the past. But no biggie, the scent doesn't stick around and I end up with happy volumized hair!








For More Information Visit the Not Your Mother's Website HERE.
To learn more about She's a Tease Volumizing Hair Spray go HERE.


Disclaimer: I recieved this product complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are honest and my own!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Giveaway (Necklace and Fashion Scarf)!!!!!



I can't wait for Spring. Can you? I can't wait for the warmth and the flowers and to wear bright colors and high heels.

I'm so excited, I would like to have a giveaway!!! This is to celebrate my favorite season: Spring.

One winner will have his/her choice of favorite necklace: peach, turquoise or long turquoise. You can pick one of the following necklaces:


Long Turquoise Necklace

Peach necklace

Turquoise Necklace


The best thing about this giveaway? YOU get to choose what necklace you want, and the earrings are included.

Also, a fashion scarf perfect for spring and/or summer will be included  (A retail value of $40)!

Enter in the Rafflecopter below:

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Disclaimer: No compensation for this post was received, this prize is sponsored by myself. US only (sorry international readers!). All opinions are honest and my own!!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

What Do Women Want eShakti Contest



eShakti, my favorite online clothing retailer, is having an awesome contest called What Do Women Want??? Big question huh? I don't even know what I want half the time!

The Prize???
$150 Gift Card to eShakti! Also, everyone who participates will get a little surprise from eShakti!

How many winners? 
Three!!!

How to enter:
Answer the question: What do women want? in 45 words or less. Make it inspirational! Email your response to contest@eshakti.com

Deadline:
March 15, so hurry!!!

Good luck! xoxo



Spring Clean Your Blog Giveaway!



Spring is so close, I'm so excited!! Are you??  How about we celebrated with an amazing giveaway??


We have an amazing giveaway brought to you by:


We all know that with the Spring comes a lot of cleaning. Cleaning the house, the vehicles, and a need to clean our blogs. Let's face it, we've probably got more junk on our blogs than our kids have shoved in their closets. But who has the time to clean up their blogs when they have so much else to do? I know I don't. That is what makes this giveaway so awesome. Why not let someone else clean up your blog while you sit back and relax. Not only are we giving away a whole new blog design, but we are also giving away 3 books to read while you are relaxing and a set of wine glasses to sip on some juice, wine, water, whatever helps you to unwind. This is PERFECT for any blogger, even someone who is thinking about starting a blog. See below for the details on the prizes.


PRIZE: 1st Place

Custom Blog Design Package (a $250 value) by A.Kay Web Design including:

* Custom Header

* Background

* 4 Social Media Icons

* Navigation

* Blog Button with Code Box

* Post Divider/Signature

* Coordination of Fonts and Colors





3 Books from Life Well Blogged (Paperback or Ebook, Winners Choice)
No Laughing Allowed, To Bliss and Back, and Holidaze


A set of spring themed wine glasses ($60 value) from Makikis Art



2nd Place

A Pre-Made Blog Design (a $100 value) by A.Kay Web Design
Select any one of our Premade Blog Designs and receive:
Blog button
Post Divider/Signature



Now that we've got you excited about the prizes, make sure you enter the Rafflecopter below. Make sure to take advantage of all the entries to give yourself a better chance of winning. This giveaway runs 3/15-4/15 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on the Rafflecopter and via email. This giveaway is only open to the US. You must have a valid shipping address and respond to winning email within 48 hours of notification. 

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Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Yeny Thinks... is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response


My Review:

I love the new Clinical Strength Stress Response by Secret. The packaging is beautifully springy/summery, and it makes me want winter to be over already! First of all, it smells wonderful, very citrus-y. This deodorant provides strong wetness protection as well as odor-fighting capsules and conditioners for the skin. I've been using it for a couple of weeks already and I am really loving it. I like it a lot better than Dove deodorant. I have to walk to work sometimes (which is about a 20-minute walk from my house) so I'm always stressing out about getting there on time, not to mention the workout I get when I am rushing through the streets to get there. So far this deodorant has passed the test of stress AND exercise or physical activity. But perhaps one the best features of this deodorant, and definitely one of my favorites, is that this does not stain my dark clothing with those disgusting white marks that most deodorants leave. Bottom line: one of the best deodorants I have ever tried!



For more information visit Secret's website HERE


Disclaimer: I received this product for testing purposes from Influenster. All opinions are my own!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Olay Fresh Effects


Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid Review

What it is:

New! Fresh Effects deep cleans, refreshes, and hydrates for round the clock beautiful skin. The full line includes a power brush, refreshing cleansers and hydrating moisturizers. I was lucky enough to receive Shine, Shine Go Away in the Sweetheart VoxBox.

Cute!
  

My Review:

I have been using it for a couple of weeks already and I loooooooove it. It is my favorite item of the Sweetheart VoxBox. The packaging is very attractive, so it'd be hard to miss at the stores where Olay products are sold. It is also very affordable costing only about $15. So far I am very impressed with it. Let's talk about the cleanser first. The cleansing is very gentle and does not dry out my skin. I don't think it's meant to prevent or treat acne but I haven't broken out at all using this product. The scent is subtle and gentle. Leaves my face feeling fresh, soft, clean and shine-free! Yay. Now, let's talk about the brush. It is a power operated brush which uses a AAA battery. When you turn it on, it vibrates and works with the cleanser to clean. The cool thing about this brush is the shape of it: triangular with rounded edges. It is designed to reach the hard-to-reach places in the face, like on the sides of your nose, for example. The bristles are soft and help really well in cleaning the face. It also works perfectly in the shower.

All nice and clean!



For more information, visit the website: HERE
Where to buy: Visit the website HERE or Amazon.


Disclaimer: I received Fresh Effects complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are honest and my own!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring clean your blog giveaway sign ups!


Hey Bloggers!!! We have another amazing giveaway event brought to you by:


Giveaway Information:

PRIZE: 1st Place

Custom Blog Design Package (a $250 value) by A.Kay Web Design including:
* Custom Header
* Background
* 4 Social Media Icons
* Navigation
* Blog Button with Code Box
* Post Divider/Signature
* Coordination of Fonts and Colors
3 Books from Life Well Blogged (Paperback or Ebook, Winners Choice)
No Laughing Allowed, To Bliss and Back, and Holidaze
A set of spring themed wine glasses ($60 value) from Makikis Art
2nd Place
A Pre-Made Blog Design (a $100 value) by A.Kay Web Design
Select any one of our Premade Blog Designs and receive:
Blog button
Post Divider/Signature


Giveaway Runs: March 15th-April 15th
Open only in the US

HOW TO SIGN UP

1 link(Up to 4 links) = $2 (GFC, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter ONLY) 

CO-HOST = $15 (This includes a Host Page / 4 links in the Rafflecopter.
Repost or pay $2. Click HERE for the full HTML code to repost on your blog.




Referral prize of $50 for the most referred blogger. Make sure to have other bloggers mention you when they sign up!

Sign ups end either March 7th or when we reach maximum number of bloggers. Form will no longer be accessible if we have reached our limit.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil Review



Have you heard of Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil??? It is pretty amazing. I have been lucky enough to be trying it for the last couple of weeks and I think ir pretty awesome so far. It is the first product of its kind made available in stores like Target and Walmart.

What it is:
 
Intensely nourishing formula that contains olive, avocado and shea oils for body, face AND hair.


My Review:
  • On Skin -  Right after the shower, that's when it works best. Perfect for elbows, shoulders and other dry areas of the body. It works wonders for cold weather. I like it. It has a subtle scent that is not overwhelming and does not last long after applied.
  • On face - A little goes a long way. I applied the oil on face and didn't break out at all. Made my face super soft.For me, however, it will not be a replacement for the moisturizers I use on my daily routine.
  • On hair - It works as an amazing detangler. A little goes a long way as well. If applied on damp hair it will keep hair smooth and soft. If applied on dry hair, it will make it super shiny, but it will weigh it down, so I only use it on damp hair.
Before and After



Disclaimer: I got this product for free for the purpose of this review as a Bzzagent. All opinions are honest and my own. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

eShakti Spring Dress Review!



Have you heard about eShakti???

eShakti is a online clothing company that has dresses, tops,skirts, and accessories. Their clothing and accessories are all very cute and you will find something for every occasion and season: girls night out, weddings, holidays, spring, fall, you name it. All without breaking the bank. But the amazing thing about eShakti that makes it different from others is that you, the customer, has the ability to choose how you want your dress to look like. Their slogan is "We design. You customize" and with sizes 0-36W, and the ability to remove/include embroidery, pockets or other embellishments on their products, eShakti goes above and beyond that.

My Review:

I was kindly offered a dress to review from their Spring line. This is the dress I picked:




What I liked about the dress was... well, everything! My favorite color to wear is blue. And the white embellishment at the bottom at the skirt is just lovely.  I am almost 5'1" (almost because technically I am 5 ft and 0.5 inches, but I like to round up) and a size small in dress, so I left the dress exactly as it looks in the picture, the only thing I customized is the length, which I chose to be knee length.

The cool thing about this dress is that it's so versatile. I can imagine wearing it with any type of shoe, and a cardigan or jacket to style it with. 

The dress is 100% cotton so it is really study and I can tell it will last for a long time. 

I just love how flattering it is!



Oh, and it has pockets!
 



The Veredict:

I love eShakti!!! I highly recommend this online clothing retailer to every woman, because simply the quality is amazing and you'll be guaranteed to find something of your liking and your body shape/size.

Oh and before I forget, check out the coupon code eShakti is having right now for 20% off your order HERE!


eShakti has also a new line of bridesmaids dresses, which you can check out HERE.

If you would like to learn more about eShakti check them on on Facebook, Twitter or their website!





Disclaimer: I received this product for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own. Thanks for reading!



Friday, March 1, 2013

Naat Brazilian Keratin Products Review







I was really excited to have been given the opportunity to review products for the naat Brazilian Keratin line. Here is what I received




-naat Brazilian Keratin Deep Moisturizing Shampoo, 300mL or 10.1 fl oz
-naat Brazilian Keratin Deep Conditioner, 300 mL or 10.1 fl oz
-naat Brazilian Keratin Liquid Keratin Leave-in Reconstructor, 300mL or 10.1 oz
-naat Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask, 500g or 17.6 oz
-naat Brazilian Keratin Serum Ultra Shine, 60mL or 2 fl oz

My Review:

Okay, so let's begin with the current condition of my hair. It is thick, curly, split ends, brittle, and unmanageable. Let's just say it has seen better days... like when I was born. 
I have done so many things to my hair lately and it has been a little better, but it is still damaged, brittle and dry because of 1)super cold and dry weather 2)styling. 
So anything that helps my hair to be soft and manageable I'm going to put it on it. That's where nuNAAT products come in. 


  • All products smell wonderfully. Kinda like baby powder, but not quite that. It's a pleasant smell, very subtle.
  • Shampoo - smells wonderfully, and cleans hair really well.
  • Conditioner - A thick formula to leave in for two minutes and then rinse. I noticed the softness in the hair right away.
  • The line of products comes with ambiguous instructions so I actually tried the products in different ways and orders to try and figure out what worked better for my hair.
  • The Intensive Hair Mask I used on dry hair BEFORE washing it with the naat shampoo and conditioner. I left it on for about 15 minutes and then washed as usual. I also used it right after washing my hair with the shampoo and conditioner on damp hair, left it on for about 15 minutes and then rinsed it off. It worked better then I put it on damp hair and didn't use shampoo or conditioner, just water to rinse it off. My hair was left wonderfully soft and touchable. It was like it wasn't my hair at all!
  • For the Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor, I applied while hair was damp, not wet, right after the shower and then used the hair dryer to straighten my hair. Then went over it with the flat iron with a temperature of 180C or for those not familiar with Celsius, 356 degrees Fahrenheit (I'm a math person, love doing conversions!).  I made sure to not spend a lot of time with the flat iron.  After this process was all done and completed, my hair was super shiny, manageable, super soft and super straight!
  • I finished my hair with the Serum Ultra Shine, which gave me incredible shine.
This is the before and after picture:

        Left: dull, ugly                                     Right: shiny and soft


The Good:

The whole naat line of products worked good on my damaged hair making it relatively soft and manageable. I wash my hair every other day or every other two days if styled, and it stayed nice and soft on the days that I didn't wash it. It has been a couple of weeks since I've been using the products and I can't stop touching my hair.

The Bad:

The product themselves, none. But it has ambiguous instructions as to how to use the products with each other (which one do I use first?), or the condition of your hair at the time of using a certain product (wet, damp or dry?).  Playing around with the products worked for me, but I would've liked instructions to get optimum results. 


One day later


The Verdict:

I liked it. Like I said, having instructions would have helped, but the way my hair feels and looks makes up for the lack of instructions. I would recommend it for those people with damaged hair. Definitely would use again, because it worked for my hair.



Where to buy: Walgreens, Walmart, Sally Beauty Supplies, and Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

For more information, discounts, specials, and news visit their website, like their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.