What I got Wednesday – June 18, 2014

This has been an amazing week of mail! I’m sure the carrier hates me by now, and it certainly doesn’t help that the electric/gas company has had my road, directly in front of my driveway, completely torn up for the last two days (this is three months of trying to get a gas leak fixed that’s just gotten out of hand…)20140618_183349

Anyway, while not all freebies, I definitely had tons of fun this week!

First, the paid stuff!

  • Subscription box heaven (for me at least!). Ipsy, BarkBox, and Bonjour Jolie. All fantastic this month, and really glad these are some of
    my selected few! My reviews are listed here.20140615_085615
  • Sampler packs galore! My 5 Sample Society Mystery Samplers and the Total Beauty Ultimate  Sampler. See link for the Total Beauty items, looks like it’s still up for sale!

As for the freebies, I’d say I got some really nice things this week-

  • Alterna Caviar Repair RX Instant Recovery 20140616_172828
    Shampoo and Conditioner, plus the Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist. I got this to try from the Elle Inner Circle. Been a member for a while, but nothing really happened, so I had kind of forgotten. Then this came as a bit of a surprise, so it’s getting added to Sites I Love!
  • PinchMe arrived! This was probably the most I’ve ever gotten from a sample Tuesday. Three Summer’s Eve Cleansing Cloths, Dove Oxygen
    Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, a Milk- Bone Brushing 20140618_182624Chew (Riley ate it), and a new  bottle of Sinful Nail Polish (which is really great stuff for the price!)
  • One of MANY new Crowdtap Sample and Shares – Sweet ‘n Low, which came with a 50 pack box, plus samples and coupons, and some recipe cards. I’m totally feeling the skinny margaritas for this weekend–we have absolutely NO WHERE to go, and I’m looking forward to some serious sit on my butt in the yard time!

Hopefully still more to come next week! Though I’m winding down on this month’s sub box list (c’mon good Style Box!) How was your week?!

 

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What I got Wednesdays – May 28, 2014

So in my attempts to establish a habit to blog, I’m going to attempt a weekly post of highlights of what goodies came in the mail for the week.

  • Of course my favorite was my very first subscription box ever, the Socialbliss Style Box, which I’ve    already talked about in the other day (click here see the contents)
  • Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen from BzzAgent –
    BzzAgent CoppertoneIt actually came with a third sample squeeze tube, but I’ve already doled that out. The sprays are not clearly sheer, which was a little bit of a disappointment. Either way, it finally got some serious use this past weekend, and I owe a blog review on this one (plan to by Friday!)
  • Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak – Mixed berry flavor and Beyoncé Rise from PinchMe –PM - packI haven’t tried the drink mix yet–the last few powder drinks I’ve tried have been terrible, so I’m a bit apprehensive. I’ve got 11 days to suck it up, though.. As far as the perfume. I want to hate celebrity scents, but I actually found this one really pleasant. At least on my skin, it smelled great, and was light and sort of sweet. It didn’t seem to last very long, though. Did manage to order up four more samples on Tuesday, too!
  • I said I was done with subscription boxes, but I guess when you are on a roll, it’s hard to stop. Went ahead and added Birchbox to the list. I kept going back and forth on this, and looking at the way the points system worked, it seemed like it ended up being a lot cheaper per month, since points = dollars in the store. So it’d pay itself back in makeup.
  • I think I’m supposed to keep this under wraps, but a couple of full size laundry products from Expo. Definitely no complaints when I get a box from them, and one of the simpler freebie sites–all you have to do is upload a video where you talk about the product for a minute or two.

The first three weeks being a brand ambassador

So I started the word of mouth fun about 3 weeks ago, and it’s been surprisingly entertaining.

For starters, I got the invite to the L’Oreal USA Product Testing Program. I signed up a week ago, and just got the invite to login. A few quick surveys about my hair, skin, makeup, nails, and now…wait. I also signed up for Swaggable, but outside of clicking that “I want” things, not really too much going on there…yet?

SO, on to what I’ve ACTUALLY been up to!

Let’s start with the good:
Bzzagent has been absolutely amazing. I’m on my first campaign for the Cottonelle®Toilet Paper together with Cottonelle® Fresh Care™Flushable Cleansing Cloths. I’m still filling this one out and taking my time finishing out the final parts of my activities–I’m thinking this weekend while I’m stuck at home (we’re in for a boatload more snow). But the nice thing is, it bumped my score up a ton! I hovered around 3 out of 10 just completing surveys, now I’m up to 6.3–ImageGreen is such a nice color compared to red or even yellow! But scores are good–why? More campaigns. I’ve heard some poor reviews from people saying they never get campaigns, but guess what popped up in my email just a bit ago?

ImageYep. That’s a new campaign! I swapped to the store brand version of the Gillette Venus something or other to save money, and they randomly decided to start swap it–so the new refillable blades don’t fit the old handle. Meaning, I had to buy a brand new one. So feeling a little slighted, I’m happy to try something new.

Best thing is, they aren’t looking for canned “omg best product ever” responses. I gave real feedback, which wasn’t entirely positive, and didn’t give it a five star review–and got an achievement for an exceptional review. So don’t be afraid to say you didn’t enjoy the product if you didn’t!

I already mentioned I got my first PINCHMe box, and I should get my second any day now. I’ll get photos on the next one–It was the first box, and I kinda just got a little too excited to remember…whoops. Anyway, I hope to reach level two by my third box–Which hopefully goes live this coming Tuesday (1/5/2014). Level two puts you in a monthly sweepstakes. Winning stuff is alright in my book!

But here’s what I’m waiting on:

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Bar soap, perfume, and nail files (with a really cute design).

So that’s where the action is.

Still waiting on–

Smiley360: emergen-c sample to review
Influenster: This one never seems to update. I keep checking, but some of my badges sit at zero. So a whole lot of nothing going on. I browse and do a review from time to time.
CrowdTap: Still completing actions and challenges, but nothing new. I saw a few new products, so maybe I’ll get some more opportunities soon.