Kellogg’s Limited Edition Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts from Skosay Product Review

On May 16th, 2017 the Skosay sample and rebate phone number 89000 sent me a text message and invited me to be the first to try the brand new Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts from Kellogg’s. If I was interested I could press a link in the text message which prompted me to sign in to my Skosay account, press the simply sample tab and click on the product or sample I was interested in. There was only one Kellogg’s Pop-tarts being offered and there was no designated flavor in the description. The 89000 Skosay mobile phone number sent me a text message the same day informing me Skosay received my request for a Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts.

I check my Skosay account everyday to accept new products or samples. A few days after accepting one Kellogg’s Pop-tarts product I was offered two more Kellogg’s Pop-tarts on May 20th, 2017. This time the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts product I was offered had flavors in the description. I was offered a Kellogg’s Cherry Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts sample and a Kellogg’s Watermelon Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts sample. As before with the first Kellogg’s Pop-tarts Jolly Rancher sample I requested, Skosay’s 89000 mobile phone number sent me a text message confirming Skosay had received my request for the Kellogg’s Cherry Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts sample and the Kellogg’s Watermelon Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts sample and to look for other great samples on my simply sample dashboard.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

I have received two of the three Kellogg’s Pop-tarts I was offered from Skosay. I looked on the Pop-tarts website and there is another limited edition flavor of these Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts. I was not offered the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts Jolly Rancher Green Apple flavor but I did receive the Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Cherry and Watermelon flavored Pop-tarts from my Skosay simply sample dashboard. Prior to writing this blog post I tried the Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Frosted Cherry Pop-tarts Skosay sent me and it was not good. The pastry was the same and very good but the Jolly Rancher Frosted Cherry flavor is not a product I will purchase. This product does not taste like a Cherry flavored Jolly Rancher. I love Jolly Ranchers. They are my favorite candies next to starbursts, skittles and gummie bears. The Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Frosted Cherry Pop-tarts do not taste like Jolly Ranchers. I love Pop-tarts! I have been eating Pop-tarts my whole life! My favorite Kellogg’s Pop-tarts are S’mores and Strawberry. What I am about to discuss does not have anything to do with Kellogg’s Pop-tarts.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

If you read my other blog posts pertaining to Skosay I mentioned I do not participate in rebate programs. I have only been a member of Skosay for two months and I would not recommend this free sample site. I am not going to cancel or deactivate my Skosay account but if this website never offered or sent me another sample that would be fine. I did eat the two Kellogg’s Pop-tarts I was sent with the hope that Skosay’s distribution personnel packaged these samples with gloves on. I was mortified the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts I received were taken out of the full size box! If you are familiar with Pop-tarts you know this grocery item comes in a 16 or 8 count box with two Pop-tarts in each package. What I received was completely unacceptable. I have been stepping out of my comfort zone trying to become a professional writer or blogger and I am having so much fun. The way these Pop-tarts were packaged from Skosay was disgusting only because it was a food item and I was unprepared having the knowledge that someone pulled these two packs of Pop-tarts from two full boxes.

I do not like the design on the cardboard boxes Skosay sent me in the mail. There are two postcards in each box. One has information similar to what you would find on the back of the full size box explaining calories, ingredients and the nutritional value of the food item. The other postcard informs consumers of the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts flavor and where you can possibly go to purchase this product if you are interested in buying Pop-tarts. It was interesting to see Skosay wrapped the Pop-tarts in bubble wrap. That was an interesting selection. The Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Frosted Watermelon Pop-tarts I was sent from Skosay taste just like a Watermelon flavored Jolly Rancher! This Pop-tart was so good but keep in mind it is a pastry and not an everyday food item. I would definitely purchase Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Frosted Watermelon Pop-tarts from my local Walmart while it is available for a limited time. I would not participate in the Skosay Simply Rebates program.

Prior to accepting the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts which is the third product or sample I have been offered from Skosay. I had accepted my second offer from Skosay which was a Nautica men’s cologne sample. Even though I did want the sample because I am interested in reviewing some male products such as shoes, clothes and cologne. I will update my readers and companies about some of the men products and samples I have received so far and my level of interest in receiving these type of items. I found it weird my Skosay account offered me male products. My profile on the website associated with my email states that I am a female. I was under the impression when you inform a company of your personal demographics such as gender and age they would send you products based around your profile. While I have yet to receive the men’s Nautica cologne sample I did receive a text message from the 89000 Skosay phone number informing me the perfect Father’s Day gift would be using the $5.00 Nautica Cologne rebate you can get when you purchase this product at Walmart and upload your receipt with the purchase information to Skosay’s Simply Rebates program. Skosay’s 89000 number directed me to my Skosay simply rebates dashboard. That was also weird because when I was mailed the Rimmel London product from Skosay I never received a text from Skosay’s 89000 number about the simply rebates program. I received a text message from Skosay asking me to answer a survey on my thoughts on the Rimmel London Waterproof Kohl Kajal Pencil Eyeliner I was sent which was wonderful!

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Harper’s BAZAAR

Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine March 2017

I decided to showcase some of the magazines I received earlier this year! I was planning to let my readers know about the magazines I received from January 2017 to June 2017 sometime in July 2017 without pictures or brief descriptions. You can look forward to a couple of my favorite advertisements from the 76 or so magazine issues I have received since January 2017 when I write my six months of magazines review blog post! I have been receiving magazines again since November 2015. I really love magazines and I really love all the magazines I have been receiving in the mail. I have written blog posts on magazine issues I have received from April 2017. The magazines I chose to write about on my product review blog from before May 2017 were sent to me with atleast a product sample. I have decided to write about some of the magazine issues that were sent to me without samples or removable fragrance sheets. While I was planning to focus on magazines that were sent to me with some type of sample. Some magazine issues I receive do not have any type of sample or product but they are quite beautiful.

Photograph taken from Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine by Vanita Perry

The March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine: The Height Of Fashion, is apart of the Harper’s BAZAAR 150th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. I really like the March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine I received in the mail. This magazine shows a lot of fabulous fashion in beautiful advertisements! The March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine was sent to me in plastic and is double sided. The first side of the 2017 March issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine has 455 pages! I am used to magazine issues with atleast 400 pages and I have been wondering if magazines no longer have a lot of pages because a lot of the magazines I have been receiving seem to have less than 300 pages.

Photograph taken from Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine by Vanita Perry

Within this side of the March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine I was surprised to find some fragrance advertisements that were not scented advertisements. I really wish I could begin receiving bottled or vialed fragrances but I really enjoy atleast knowing the scent of the fragrance advertised. I haven’t recently looked through my earlier issues of the magazines I received but this is one of the first magazines I’ve seen with just the advertisement and no scent. Page 208 and 209 of the March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine advertises two Prada fragrances on a very beautiful glossy paper. Page 208 advertises Prada Milano DAL 1913 LA Femme Prada and page 209 advertises Prada Milano DAL 1913 L’Homme Prada. The March 2017 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine does have two scented advertisements to include: Chanel Paris Coco Mademoiselle on page 160 and Giorgio Armani Armani Code Colonia on page 177.

Page 455 of the first side of the March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine leads you to the second side of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine which shows a few moments of the 70 years of Dior in Harper’s BAZAAR. Page 455 reads: Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Harper’s BAZAAR and the 70th anniversary of Dior’s groundbreaking first collection. Turn the page for a look back at our shared history—a story worth flipping for.

Photograph taken from Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine by Vanita Perry

From this photographed cover of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine the March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine has 16 pages and the last page is doubled with page 455 of the front side of the March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine. There are no scented advertisements but I really enjoyed the photography displayed. I found one of my favorite Dior fashion advertisements I wrote about in my second blog post on the April 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine in this side of the March 2017 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine dedicated to Dior’s greatest moments!

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ban unscented Roll-On Antiperspirant Deodorant purchased from Walmart Product Review 

December 2016 I was introduced to a new deodorant. I already have a favorite deodorant that I use so I did not use the ban unscented Roll-On Antiperspirant Deodorant I was given. The ban deodorant I was given was purchased from Walmart. I have been using this deodorant for any underarm concerns here and there throughout the year so far. Since beginning my product review blog and seeing an advertisement for this product in the May 2017 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine on page 13 I do not mind reviewing this product for my readers.

I love to shop in my local Walmart. A few times while shopping I have seen this deodorant in the personal care/hygiene aisle. This specific brand of deodorant is not a product that I would regularly purchase. I was surprised to see an advertisement for this antiperspirant deodorant in the May 2017 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine on page 13. Better Homes & Gardens Magazine did not send me the ban unscented Roll-On antiperspirant deodorant photographed below next to the ban advertisement printed in the May 2017 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine on page 13. I have been receiving the Better Homes & Gardens Magazine in the mail since November 2015. I do not know the Better Homes & Gardens Magazine to provide products and samples. While Better Homes & Gardens is a very interesting magazine it is not a magazine I will showcase on my product review blog.

Photograph taken from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine by Vanita Perry

Using deodorant for my underarms is apart of my personal hygiene routine and something I have always done. It is important to find and wear a good deodorant! I will not purchase ban unscented Roll-On Antiperspirant Deodorant or any of the other ban Roll-On Antiperspirant Deodorants to include the regular and powder fresh scents.

The ban unscented Roll-On Antiperspirant deodorant my mother purchased from Walmart does not expire until 09/2019. As stated on the ban deodorant I was given: ban is specially formulated to leave no white marks, glides on smooth, is non irritating and reduces underarm perspiration. The ban deodorant bottle and the printed advertisement featured in the May 2017 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine on page 13 is quite misleading. This product does not provide invisible protection and it is not like standard invisible solid deodorants. After applying the ban unscented Roll-On Antiperspirant Deodorant to my underarms I could see the deodorant on my skin. If I were going to consider purchasing a new deodorant the first thing I would like to see is the deodorant applies clear. The ban unscented Roll-On Antiperspirant deodorant I was given is unscented. If you are considering purchasing this product you will need to reapply the ban antiperspirant deodorant often throughout the day. This antiperspirant deodorant from ban is not a lasting formula.

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marie claire

marie claire Magazine April 2017

Photograph taken from marie claire Magazine by Vanita Perry

marie claire is one of the newer magazines I have begun reading. The fashion displayed on the April 2017 front cover of marie claire Magazine is very interesting! The April 2017 issue of marie claire Magazine has 170 pages. Something about the April 2017 issue of marie claire Magazine is very beautiful. marie claire is the website and magazine women turn to for information on fashion, style, hairstyles, beauty, women issues, career, health and relationships. If you are interested in fabulous and affordable fashion, the best career and money tips, relationship and love advice and the latest workout trends and playlists subscribe to marie claire Magazine today!

As I was reading the April 2017 issue of marie claire Magazine I found a Chanel sample on page 33.

Photograph taken from marie claire Magazine by Vanita Perry

This Blue Serum sample by Chanel in the April 2017 issue of marie claire Magazine on page 33 feels like a moisturizer. The sample size provided is enough for a first impression. I really wish I could have received the cosmetic bottle photographed in the above picture instead. According to page 34 in the April 2017 issue of marie claire Magazine Blue Serum is a new diet for your skin. Chanel Research sourced three longevity ingredients from the Blue Zones and uniquely extracted the most potent essences to manage the effects of time. These three ingredients include green coffee, olive and lentisk. I will update my readers in a future blog post about my experience with the Chanel Blue Serum sample I found in the April 2017 issue of marie claire Magazine.

The April 2017 issue of marie claire Magazine also has a few scented advertisements. I was excited to find a different type of scented advertisement within this issue of marie claire Magazine.

Photograph taken from marie claire Magazine by Vanita Perry

It was interesting to see a detach & spray scented advertisement on page 91 of the April 2017 issue of marie claire Magazine. ALIEN is a fragrance from Mugler. I will more than likely detach this perfume and wear it for a day or two. Along with ALIEN by Mugler the April 2017 issue of maire claire Magazine has scented advertisements for Love Relentlessly the new fragrance by Tony Burch on page 44 and Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Paris on page 58.

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Nature’s Bounty Digestive Health Probiotic Gummies from the influenster Daisy VoxBox

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

I have been a member of the influenster product testing community for almost two months and when receiving VoxBoxes I am unable to pick the products I would like to review. I was very surprised to find a probiotic multivitamin within the influenster Daisy VoxBox I was mailed earlier last month, May 2017. I have been searching for a new gummie multivitamin and Nature’s Bounty Probiotic Gummies is a wonderful option. I received the Daisy VoxBox photographed above with all the featured products free or complimentary for testing purposes from influenster!

According to influensterNature’s Bounty Probiotic Gummies Digestive Health is the great-tasting way to get friendly bacteria for your digestive system. Made with natural fruit flavors, Probiotic Gummies Digestive Health features a special probiotic strain that’s naturally found in the intestinal microflora, and surrounds itself with protective layers to increase its viability- many typical probiotic bacteria do not have these protective layers.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

Before beginning this blog post to let my readers, Nature’s Bounty and influenster know I will be reviewing this product over the next 30 days. I tried two gummies! The Nature’s Bounty Digestive Health Probiotic Gummies container influenster sent me has 60 Gummies. These Probiotic Gummies for Digestive Health have a new improved taste and you can now have two per day. These Nature’s Bounty Probiotic Gummies for Digestive Health are Pineapple, Raspberry and Orange flavored. Before writing this blog post I tried two of the Raspberry flavored Digestive Health Probiotic Gummies. These gummies are very good! The Raspberry flavor reminded me of Bubbalicious.

This product has very pretty packaging with an easy to open twist off cap. Nature’s Bounty Probiotic Gummies Digestive Health has 4 Billion Live Cultures per serving. The following statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases. These Probiotic Digestive Health Gummies contain the Probiotic Strain: Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2. Unique IS-2 is a trademark of Unique Biotechnology Limited. This is a friendly bacteria for the Digestive System that will improve Digestive Health.

Nature’s Bounty Probiotic Gummies for Digestive Health are Non-GM0, have no artificial flavor, no artificial sweetener, no preservatives, no milk, no lactose, no soy, no gluten, no wheat, no yeast and no fish. These Digestive Health Probiotic Gummies are made with Vitamin D to support a healthy immune system, are made with natural flavors, have a guaranteed quality and are laboratory tested. These Digestive Health Probiotic Gummies are for adults and you can enjoy two (2) gummies daily. This dietary supplement multivitamin may be taken with or without a meal. If you have any further Nature’s Bounty Probiotic Gummies Digestive Health nutrition questions or comments call: 1-800-433-2990 Monday – Saturday 9AM -7PM ET.

The Nature’s Bounty Digestive Health Probiotic Gummies I received free from influenster expire July 2018. I am going to eat two Digestive Health Probiotic Gummies once a day for the next 30 days. I look forward to writing a product review on these Nature’s Bounty Digestive Health Probiotic Gummies to update my readers of any benefits this product may provide.

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COSMO Magazine April 2017

I had a difficult time viewing what I believe is the front cover of the April 2017 issue of COSMOPOLITAN Magazine. My mailing address was designed into the layout on the front view of the magazine. This cover is not photographed and it was labeled as a COSMOPOLITAN Advertisement. The advertisement asks you to look at a head & shoulders advertisement on the back of what I thought was the front cover. The front cover labeled as a COSMOPOLITAN Advertisement was glued with an adhesive over this cover.

Photograph taken from COSMOPOLITAN Magazine by Vanita Perry

If the initial front cover had not directed me with an arrow to view a head & shoulders advertisement I would have never known there was another page resembling a front cover in the April 2017 issue of COSMOPOLITAN Magazine. Without the arrow design on the first cover asking me to view what I thought would be the back of the front cover or the first page of the April 2017 COSMOPOLITAN Magazine the next page is a two-sheet head & shoulders advertisement, a two-sheet Maybelline advertisement and a St. Ives advertisement followed by the April 2017 COSMOPOLITAN Magazine Contents page on page 8. I was upset to see the more interesting COSMOPOLITAN Magazine front cover for the April 2017 issue of COSMOPOLITAN with glue and paper from the COSMOPOLITAN advertisement placed over it. This was really upsetting. I would not expect COSMOPOLITAN to design a magazine in this fashion. On another note I am really confused as to why consumers receive some magazines with two front covers. I never know who was photographed to receive the front cover of these magazines and I am having a difficult time with my photography for this product review blog.

The April 2017 issue of COSMOPOLITAN Magazine has 196 pages and a few scented advertisements to include: Chanel Paris Coco Mademoiselle on page 18, Dior Poison Girl on page 36, Paco Rabanne Olympéa on page 78 and Paco Rabanne Olympéa Intense on page 78 as well. The April 2017 issue of COSMOPOLITAN Magazine was a very interesting read! I especially liked the “What Kind Of Flirt Are You?” quiz on page 196. For this COSMO Quiz I answered Mostly C’s. The Breakdown told me I am The Bashful Flirt: You shrink under attention, even when the feels are reciprocated. No shame in being an introvert, but try going beyond your comfort zone. When a guy expresses interest, resist the urge to bolt. If you push through your discomfort, the right words–and person–will come along.

Photograph taken from COSMOPOLITAN Magazine by Vanita Perry

I did not like the two-sheet Bioré free your pores advertisement on pages 56-57 in the April 2017 COSMOPOLITAN Magazine but I did have a wonderful first impression with the Bioré free your pores sample provided on page 57. I used this sample sometime in April 2017 when I first received this magazine in the mail. Unfortunately for this first impression sample review I do not remember if this issue of COSMOPOLITAN Magazine provided a Bioré free your pores Baking Soda Acne Scrub sample or a Bioré free your pores Charcoal Acne Scrub sample. When looking at the Bioré free your pores advertisement on page 57 I am able to conclude I did use one of the Bioré free your pores acne scrubs and not the Bioré free your pores Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser because there were exfoliating beads within the sample I did use.

I have found a new product and I cannot wait to purchase it for the first time with the $3.00 off manufacturer coupon Bioré free your pores and COSMOPOLITAN Magazine provided on page 57 as well. I am interested in buying or receiving these products to provide my readers with a more thorough review of these specific Bioré free your pores products! I never truly have acne but I like to cleanse and exfoliate my skin just the same. The sample provide on page 57 of the April 2017 issue of COSMOPOLITAN Magazine was enough for one full application. After removing the product my skin felt smoother and softer then before I used the sample. Even after my skin dried I really did not need a moisturizer. The Bioré free your pores acne scrubs seem to work very well. I really like exfoliates and cleansers with salicylic acid. Most times when I purchase a cleanser or exfoliate salicylic acid is the main ingredient.

COSMO is a magazine for the fun fearless female! COSMOPOLITAN is your source for the latest celebrity news, dating and relationship help, beauty tutorials, fashion trends and more. Subscribe today to COSMOPOLITAN Magazine’s print and digital editions to get fun, fearless advice on men, style trends and beauty secrets.

Comment below or email me your answers from the “What Kind Of Flirt Are You?” COSMO Quiz on page 196 of the April 2017 issue of COSMOPOLITAN Magazine.

Yesto tomatoes detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask from the influenster Daisy VoxBox

influenster sent me the new Yesto tomatoes Clear Skin detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask complimentary for testing purposes. I received this product in the Daisy VoxBox earlier last month, May 2017. I am very excited to be apart of the #DaisyVoxBox #Contest.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

The Yesto tomatoes detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask influenster sent me is a 1 Single Use Mask with 96% Natural Ingredients. According to the Yesto tomatoes detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask I received from influenster Charcoal is a natural detoxifier and impurity remover to deep clean skin.

I am going to update my readers of my experience with this product after a few days. I have not used this detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask yet and I want to provide an honest product review to include any breakouts or skin irritations that may occur after using this mask one time. I am very interested in this product. I have never seen or heard of the Yesto tomatoes detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask. If you are interested in purchasing this product influenster says: Yes to your new favorite LBM (little black mask)! Formulated with charcoal to detoxify and clean pores, the single use Yesto tomatoes detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask is perfect for those times when your skin needs a serious deep cleaning.