Slim-Fast Strawberries ’N’ Cream Shake

This is the latest product that i received courtesy of the Influenster vox box program. The directions said that I needed to mix the shake with other ingrediants in order to make it taste better. I can honestly say, I was not too thrilled that these ingrediants were not included because I am a poor college student who doesn’t have money to go out and buy a whole lot of ingredients to use just once. I did go out and get them though, much to my dismay.  

The shake itself said that it is not recommended to drink it on its own and needs to be mixed with something.  Since I didn’t want to spend money on rum, I made the Sassy Strawberry Colada Mocktail.  This calls for the shake to be blended with fresh pineapple, whole strawberries, coconut extract, and ice cubes.  I did not put in a whole lot of coconut since I am not a fan of the taste.  When it was all blended, I served some just to me and my boyfriend, I didn’t want to throw a whole party just to try this shake haha. Overall, the drink was a little bland for our liking, maybe if we had put in the coconut it would have tasted better but, again, no likey coconut.  I am really not a huge fruit drink fan either so that also played a role in me not really enjoying the drink.  I wish I would have gotten the cappucino delight or chocolate flavor, I definitely would have enjoyed those a lot more.

Overall, the drink was just meh.  Nothing too special. Given, it is a drink to help you lose weight and control appetite. I did not try enough of it to see if it actually did control appetite and obviously I couldn’t test whether it helped me lose weight since I only had one. 

Overall, if you like fruity drinks, go for this one. It’s healthy and very fruity.  It also comes with a variety of recipes to mix with the shake, since it is not recommended to drink the shake alone. It personally wasn’t my favorite, but that’s just because I don’t like fruity flavors. You should definitely try it!  

More recipes to use: http://wow.slim-fast.com/cocktailrecipes.pdfImage

Product Details: purchase from most convenience stores for approximately $10, may vary by region, 10 oz. in packs of 8

**This post was created in connection with my appointment as a SlimFast Ambassador.**

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes*

 

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Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+

This is the last complimentary Influenster Spring Vox Box item that I received and am going to review. I was sent the “Dust It” product which is basically just a volume and texture product.  When I first looked at the product, I did not know what the heck I was supposed to do with it.  I finally found two instructions written in very tiny font on the clear, plastic cover.  This should definitely be changed because many people, like myself, do not want to have to look up on the internet how to use this product.  For those who are looking up this product, basically you just sprinkle the white powder onto your DRY hairline and massage it into your scalp, easy enough. And the white powder becomes invisible once it’s rubbed in. I have dark hair and I can’t see the product anymore, which is good. Once I decided to just try this product, I wasn’t really all that impressed.  The product feels… I don’t even know how to describe it. It feels dirty I guess. And it did not really do anything to my flat hair.  My other products work much better at a cheaper price.  What it did do is make my hair look messy, like it was teased without me even having teased it. This would be cool if I had actually wanted that teased look but I don’t (that’s so 80s); I just want volume.  Try this product if you want, but I won’t be using it again.

The product website is: http://www.schwarzkopf-professionalusa.com/

You can get it for the expensive price of $23.50 at salons across America and Ulta.comImage 

Secret Outlast Clear Gel

This was another product that I received from complimentary from the Spring Vox Box from Influenster. I was skeptical when I began using this because most gel deodorant does not work for me, I tend to sweat a lot. Because I tend to have wetness, I recently switched to the Dove Clinical deodorant which has helped a lot so I was also timid to try this regular Secret Deodorant again. I was pleasantly surprised with this though! I have been wearing it for 3 days now and I have yet to experience the same wetness that I used to and have not had any odor, although that is not a problem I really ever have. I do not think it has left white marks, though I have not checked. But I guess that since I haven’t noticed, that must be a good sign!

You can buy this product for approximately $4.59 at food, drug and mass retailer stores nationwide. For more reviews check out: http://www.influenster.com/review/secret-outlast-clear-gel