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!

Comment below or email me.

Advertisements

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.

Comment below or email me if you purchase Nature’s Bounty Probiotic Gummies for Digestive Health.

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.

L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin Formula from BzzAgent Product Review

I was very excited to receive this product from BzzAgent. I have never seen L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius locally shopping for beauty items. I am very excited to have had the opportunity to review this skincare product for free. Before writing this blog post I wrote a review for this product on the BzzAgent website. The L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius skincare treatment is amazing!

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

After accepting the invitation to participate in this specific BzzCampaign. I had the option to choose from three different Hydra Genius formulas: Normal/Dry Skin, Normal/Oily Skin and Extra Dry Skin. I chose the L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin Formula.

I was very excited to find this product. L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin Daily Liquid Care works wonders! If you have ever experienced dry skin during or after the winter months this product is definitely something you should try. This product promises to provide instant and continuous hydration for 72 hours. The extra dry skin formula coated my skin very well. It was not too heavy or thick and it was very blendable. I am very excited to one day purchase this product as I add L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius to my beauty regimen.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

I used this product twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. Even though this is a treatment and you may not want to remove any of this product from your skin. The consistency is heavier than most moisturizers and it’s better to remove excess product before applying more product each day. With any moisturizers or skincare products you can begin to breakout with pimples or acne due to product build up. As recommended by L’Oréal I would also suggest using a cleanser, exfoliator or makeup remover cloth before applying this product in the morning and night. My skin tends to absorb products quickly. I did not wait 72 hours before applying the L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin Formula each time.

The L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin Formula did an excellent job of moisturizing and hydrating my skin. This product has a very pleasant scent and it is not overwhelming. It does smell like typical skincare treatment serums or moisturizers. If it was not for the scent I wouldn’t have thought this product was a skincare treatment. I would also like to express how beautiful the Hydra Genius cosmetic jar is. I prefer glass-like material over plastic for perfumes, makeup and skincare items. This is my first time using skincare from L’Oréal. I am very impressed with this product and the product display.

The L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin Formula in my opinion works best for a night time beauty regimen. After testing this product I prefer to use this solely at night after cleansing and/or exfoliating my skin. I would also recommend using this product during the day without concealers, powders or foundation. L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin Formula will leave your skin looking fresher, healthier and more beautiful each time you use the product.

Comment below or email me if you have ever purchased the L’Oréal Skin Expert/Paris Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin Formula.

Freeflys

I recently signed up to join Freeflys. I have been a member of this website for a little over two months. I decided earlier this year I would begin my blog May 2017. Around March I began looking for websites or other blogs that could help me find free samples and products. I was very fortunate to find this website! I have not been able to find any other websites that gather information from other brands or companies providing free samples or products. Free sample and free product websites are something I am very familiar with. I am referring to websites like Freeflys which are different from the product testing and review communities and the sample box communities I have recently joined. I really enjoy surfing the internet and finding free products and samples I can review for my blog. Reviewing free products and samples helps me, my family and friends, my twitter and instagram followers and even other WordPress readers decide if they would like to continue purchasing the products I review and or decide if they would like to purchase these products in the near future.

I have started to receive samples and products I found using the Freeflys website in the mail. There are many ways to stay connected with Freeflys. Freeflys has a lot of different online platforms and even an app to communicate and provide samples to consumers. I recently downloaded the Freeflys App from the Google Play Store. I really like the app although it seems easier to use the website because the app does not have a sign in and it also directs you to the Freeflys website if you want to sign up for the sample in the category list. Sometimes before reading the full description of a sample Freeflys will ask you to sign in using your email address and password. I normally sign in to the website as soon as I receive my daily email from the Freeflys email blast. I signed up on the Freeflys website and I am very impressed with the modes of communication this website provides. Everyday I receive an email from Freeflys with a concise list of all the freebies Freeflys has compiled for the day! If I am unable to check my email or the website longer than a day. Freeflys keeps the samples organized in five catagories. Freeflys will also text your mobile phone using the phone number 40404. The text messages are from the website’s FreeflysAlerts twitter page. Using the phone number 40404 FreeflysAlerts will send you tweets and other sample updates from the Freeflys website. You can opt out of these text messages anytime.

Freeflys is a directory of all the freebies, free samples, and coupons available on the internet provided by different companies and manufacturers. You can receive free products from top brands in the mail, absolutely free! With Freeflys you can get free food and grocery items such as coffees, teas, sweetners and other foods that may not be available to you. You can also get free beauty samples of skin care products, hair care and cosmetics. Freeflys helps to find free toys, formulas and clothing for children. If you are interested in free health samples you can find diet bars, granola, health tea and other health products. The last category is labeled as other samples. Here you can find other miscellaneous free samples that do not fit into the other four categories of food, beauty, children and health.

Join Freeflys to get free samples from top name brands!

Comment below or email me if you are a Freeflys member.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Pencil Eyeliner in Black 001 from Skosay Product Review

I received a Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner pencil from Skosay.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

I often use a makeup technique called tightlining to define my eyes. I was very excited to find the product I registered for on Skosay works well for this technique! Before I tell you about my application of this product and my initial thoughts after using Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner. I would like to talk about the makeup tip postcards I received and the rebate program Skosay offers.

The makeup tip postcard photographed above seems to imply Skosay should have delivered two products, the Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Black and the Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Nude. You can line the lower waterline of your eyes with Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Nude to brighten them or you can define your eyes by lining your upper waterline with Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Black. After registering for this product I was asked to watch the Slashed Beauty tutorial featuring these two eyeliners on Facebook. When I read the Facebook comments I noticed other consumers also thought this sample should have been delivered with both products. Only sending one eyeliner may have been a promotional tool for people to take advantage of Skosay’s rebate program and also the reason why the makeup tip postcards say: available at your local supercenter.

Members of Skosay have the option to use the company’s rebate program, Simply RebatesSimply Rebates is the easiest way to get cash back on valid purchases in certain stores. According to Skosay the process is simple and never requires you to download an app, unlock items, answer survey questions or wait to meet dollar thresholds before redeeming your cash. The Scandaleyes eyeliner I received is a good example of how Skosay’s rebate program works. After signing up and creating a profile you’re able to view current rebate offers. Before I received the Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Pencil Eyeliner in Black 001 by Rimmel London sent to me by Skosay. There was an option to buy a Rimmel product from Walmart in Skosay’s Simply Rebates tab. I activated this offer to see how Simply Rebates works. Since activating the offer I have until 06/30/2017 to redeem the Rimmel Cosmetics $1.00 rebate. Through Simply Rebates I will get $1.00 back from Skosay after purchasing any Rimmel product from Walmart. I wanted to know further how the rebate program worked so before visiting my local Walmart I pressed redeem. Skosay simply directs you to upload your receipt. The redeem page does not specify the information on the receipt Skosay needs to process the rebate. The Simply Rebates Index says you can scan your receipt and Skosay will check to make sure you actually bought the product and transfer funds directly through PayPal within minutes after approval. 

I do not participate in rebate programs. I never know what someone may do with the information I submit online and I do not agree with uploading company receipts to other businesses or retailers.

The Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner pencil is very pretty! The eyeliner I was sent from Skosay is a pencil eyeliner and it does not have an attached cosmetic pencil sharpener. I prefer pencil eyeliners matched with pencil sharpeners. It was difficult to remove the cap on the pencil eyeliner and when I finished applying the product it was very easy to mark the inside of the cap with makeup. I appreciate Skosay sending the eyeliner tightly covered because this product was sent to me unpackaged.

I used this pencil eyeliner on my eyelid, upper and lower waterlines. According to Skosay Rimmel London would like to introduce Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal! This eyeliner has the intensity of a liquid eyeliner in an easy to use pencil format. The long lasting waterproof kohl kajals are quick and easy to use and the best part is there is no compromise on the vibrant look that lasts day and night with up to 24HR wear. I have not worn this eyeliner for 24 hours but it is definitely a pencil eyeliner you should consider purchasing.

When I applied this product it reminded me of a gel pencil eyeliner but not as heavy. The color of this eyeliner resembles that of a dark blue color. After lining my eyelid and tightlining my upper waterline there were spaces I could not fill in with this particular pencil eyeliner. I could have fixed the eyeline with liquid eyeliner or mascara but I did not use anything other than the specific Rimmel London product Skosay sent me. After tightlining my upper waterline the eyeliner smudged onto my lower waterline. Besides smudging this eyeliner has a wonderful consistency and was very easy to apply. After using this pencil eyeliner on my eyelid, upper and lower waterlines I will have to use my cosmetic pencil sharpener to sharpen this eyeliner if I would like to create the same look. Since the Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Pencil Eyeliner is waterproof I will use a makeup remover cloth to remove this product. I will update this post if I have problems removing the eyeliner. 

Skosay sent a text message to my mobile phone from the company’s 89000 phone number. The text message was very personal beginning with, Hi Vanita. All the other text messages I received from Skosay about available samples never used my first name. Skosay was aware their Rimmel eyeliner sample had shipped and wanted to know my thoughts on the product. Skosay asked me to complete this survey.

Comment below or email me if you have ever purchased a Rimmel London Waterproof Kohl Kajal Pencil Eyeliner in Black 001.

live clean from the influenster Daisy VoxBox

I received products free for testing purposes from influenster this month! influenster is an online community where you can discover, review and share information about products and brands. This month I was sent the Daisy VoxBox! I am very excited to participate in the #DaisyVoxBox #Contest. Within the Daisy VoxBox I found live clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo and live clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Conditioner. These hair care products have unique Eco-friendly formulas that combine Coconut Milk, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 and Rice Protein to nourish and strengthen hair. These luxuriously hydrating formulas will leave your hair feeling soft and silky according to influenster.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

The Daisy VoxBox I received has seven products, two being the live clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner. You can look forward to a product review of these hair care products in an upcoming blog post. I found it interesting how the shampoo and conditioner were packaged.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

While I will save for the review how beautiful these bottles are! I did want to talk about the amount of product I received. The shampoo bottle is enough for me to shampoo my scalp twice in one setting, two to three times. That means for me at this stage of my hair journey this product will last me two to three days. The conditioner on the other hand will only last me one day because I use conditioner on my hair and not my scalp. For me to give a more thorough review of hair care products especially shampoo and conditioner I will need enough product to last me two weeks.

Comment below or email me if you are familiar with these products or have purchased them recently!