Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal

Back for another quick review!

I received a Quaker Real Medleys Peach Almond Oatmeal cup in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012.

Here is the product information from
"- The best oatmeal ever - made to-go
- Packed with wholesome multigrains and chunks of real fruits or nuts
- Portable single-serve cups

Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal+ is simply the best oatmeal ever – and you can enjoy it on the go! Whole grain oats, rye, barley and wheat are mixed with large chunks of real fruit & nuts in a convenient single-serve cup. Just add hot water or microwave and you can have a delicious breakfast anytime, anywhere. Enjoy all four delicious flavors – Apple Walnut, Cherry Pistachio, Peach Almond and Summer Berry."

I love the packaging for this oatmeal. It is so sturdy and convenient. I really love that you can travel, prepare and cover it to save it for later, all in the same package. 

The flavoring was pretty good. It was barely sweet which I prefer over overwhelmingly sweet, although I did add a bit of brown sugar for more taste.

What I did not like was that there were way too many nuts in this cup. A few mixed in would have been nice but I felt that it put the peaches and oatmeal on the back burner.

If you are someone who is on the go or someone who loves an abundance of nuts in their oatmeal, then this may be just what you are looking for!

*I received this product for free in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012.

Review: Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush


I received the Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012. After having used it a few times, I am still on the fence about it!

Here is some product info from the Influenster website: 
"The GOODY® QUIKSTYLE™ Paddle brush works like a towel and brush in one. The super absorbent (and antimicrobial) microfiber removes 30% of water from wet hair to help speed your drying time! You can effortlessly detangle right out of the shower and continue using it while you blow dry!"

When I first saw this brush, I was completely confused. It looks ridiculous! How can I brush my hair with something that has microfiber bristles in between the regular bristles?

 The main function of this brush is to dry your hair faster by running this brush through your wet hair. I was surprised when I did notice that it dried my hair much faster than if I were to only towel dry my hair. I also was surprised that this brush is able to detangle my hair, even with the microfiber bristles included.

My main concerns with the Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush were cleanliness and frizz. The packaging claims that the microfiber bristles are anti-bacterial and are easy to clean. I found this brush to be very easy to clean. I was able to pull away loose hair in the bristles very easily and the instructions on washing the brush are simple. In terms of my hair becoming frizzy, I notice that the texture of my hair is much softer after using this brush but I notice my hair appearing more frizzy on the top of my head. This could also be due to the high humidity the past few days.

Overall, I would say that the Goody Quikstyle Paddle Brush is more useful than gimmicky. If you are a person on the go and can't deal with hair dryers (we shouldn't use them anyway!) then this might just be the right brush for you.

*I received this product for free in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012

    (sorry about the crappy photo - I used my cellphone camera because boyfriend still has the DSLR!)

Hey guys!

I received the Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012 to try out these new products! Here is what I received:

-Quakers Real Medleys Oatmeal ($1.79 USD per cup)
-NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine ($2.49 USD)
-KISS Nail Dress ($6.99 USD)
-Goody Quiksyle Paddle Brush ($11.99 USD)
-Sole Society coupon (Use the code INFLUENSTER25 to receive $25 off your first purchase. Expires 1/31/13)

I was also supposed to receive a EBOOST sample but it did not come in my box. I guess it is not meant to be for me to try it out because in my Beauty Bloggers VoxBox my sample came already opened!

I will be doing individual reviews on the items I have received in the coming days so keep an eye out for that!