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Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology

I am a green person. I am all for everything that supports eco balance and mother earth. I participate and do everything in my might for the cause. Hence I come across “Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology” by Influenster.

What does this mean?

Influenster is holding this competition where we as Influensters are supposed to complete certain tasks to win products for ourselves and our schools.

My reason for participation is to raise awareness and if i win some goodies, then I am certainly not complaining.

Sustainability is important to Pureology. To improve student performance and reduce the carbon footprint, Pureology is offering a Green School Makeover to one Grand Prize Winner. You could win this for your child’s school when you enter the contest HERE.

Pureology believes that every child deserves a learning environment that’s safe, healthy, free of harmful toxins and optimal for learning. Unfortunately, many schools across the country are subjecting children to unhealthy classrooms with poor lighting and inefficient energy usage, which costs most schools more money than they spend on books and computers.  When a school goes green, children benefit – as well as the environment!

Its not just a competition, is education and awareness and positively influencing the young minds and their future. It is very important to me, thus, not just to take part, but to win it too.

Thank you influenster and Pureology for the opportunity.


imPRESS Press On Manicure




In almost every review on mine, I tell you guys that I am  a busy mom of two little ones. There are many simple pleasures that I happily forgo in order to attend to the needs of my family. Much time is spent in household chores and allied activities.

Then came the Influenster Mom Vox Box with imPress On Manicure. I was very happy to see that I could get nails just like manicured, in a fraction of time that it takes in salons. There is no need to compromise on the quality. They look just like salon manicured nails when you put them on.

All that s needed to do is to simply peel off, press on, and you’re done. There’s no drying. They are super shiney They claim that the manicure that lasts up to a week, and in my case, it did!

imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. They come in a wide range of colors. As of now, you can find 36 different colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory.

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Dino Lingo


Dino Lingo is a  language learning set where cartoon dinosaur characters introduce the most common 200 words and phrases in the language that is being trained in. For eg. Dino Lingo English for Kids is a English language learning set where cartoon dinosaur characters introduce the most common 200 words and phrases in English.

A typical set comes with 5 DVDs.

DVD 1 – Let’s count: numbers, colors and animals

DVD 2 – Let’s eat: food, fruit and vegetables

DVD 3 – Let’s play: toys, house items, vehicles

DVD 4 – Let’s jump: verbs, actions and nature

DVD 5 – Let’s learn: family, body parts, and clothes Kids favorite animal sections included in all DVDs.
After watching these  learning videos several times, most babies and small children can easily name everyday objects and understand basic phrases such as “hello”, “how are you”, “good”, “what’s this?” etc. Dino Lingo h for Kids is ideal to foster toddler’s cognitive development. Dino Lingo is available for kids in all ages and the program can be effective for ages up to 7.
-High-Pitched Female Voices- Scientific studies show that babies and young children identify best with high-pitched voices, otherwise known as mother ease or child-directed speech. We have worked with female and child actors with high-pitched vocals.
-Optimum Combination of 3D/2D Animation- Recent studies have shown that children prefer to watch animations over real-life footage. 80% of these videos are either 3d or 2d animations.
-Contextual Variation- Words used in this program are presented to the listener in at least 4 different contexts. In addition, unlike other programs, Dino Lingo repeats words intermittently and not just consecutively which triggers the child’s memory development.
-Pronunciation- This program is recorded by native speakers of  the language chosen. All of the phrases are voiced by native speakers which is necessary for children that are learning and sensitive to detecting subtle changes in accents.

Kiss your nails with KISS NAIL DRESS

Being a mom of 2 year old means a lot of mess and a limited choice of things you can do. I am glad that I do not need to compromise on doing my nails and can keep them up to the latest fashoion Thanks to Kiss nail strips. I have received it as a sample from the influenster love vox box in feb 2012.

These nail strips are competitively priced. There are a variety of eye catching designs and colors which cater to needs of all occasions, ages, needs etc.

They are mess free. I mean totally. With 28 strips in each package, you can cut up your extras to create designs that can be used on top of polished or artificial nails. Nail Dress doesn’t dry out the way other polish strips can, so you can save them to use on your next DIY mani. A nail design booklet is included in each package, just in case you need a little inspiration.

As I said I am a mom, so I am doing something or the other with my hands all the time. Its only fair to say that they did not last 10 days on my hands, but yes almost 10 days on my toes. To be exact, they lasted 5 days on my hands and about 7 days on my toes. Given the price, I will not say that is bad. Infact I am very happy and why would not I be? Those designes got me so many compliments.  At this point I have to confess that I do not have very long and beautiful nails. Yes, I have short nails and I cut them for hygene resons too. The wonderful part is, most designs from KISS nail dress suit my short nails and as I said before, got me a lot of compliments.

For it to long laster, I strongly recommend a top coat.

KISS Nail Dress are so appropriately named. They dress your nails so well that you want to Kiss them every time you see ’em.

Where to Buy

Nail Dress’ suggested retail is $6.99 and is available in all major drug chains and mass retailers like WalMart, CVS and Walgreens.

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True Natural Sweetener, Truvia.

Its so co-incidental that I received this product in my Influenster Love Vox Box in Feb 2012, when I was cutting down on my sugar, carbs and fat in an ever failing attempt to lose those last 5 pounds. The reason is the less I took sugar, the more my body craved for it. Now, we all know the truth. Many artificial sweeteners are full of crazy stuff that are carcinogenic, or root cause of some sort of incomprehensible body malfunction. Yes i want to lose weight, Yes I want to reduce sweet intake but NO not at the cost of my health or taste.

So here comes Truvia, an all natural, zero calorie sweetner.

Truvía® natural sweetener is the first natural, great-tasting, zero-calorie sweetener born from the leaves of the stevia plant. NO AFTER TASTE.

o   One packet of Truvía® natural sweetener provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar.

o   Truvía® natural sweetener is refreshingly uncomplicated.  Add it to coffee and tea.  Sprinkle it on fruit and cereal. Use it recipies.

o   Truvía® natural sweetener is a great alternative for people with diabetes. It is also kosher certified.

Where to Buy

Truvía® natural sweetener is available nationally at most major retailers and in package sizes of 40-count, 80-count, 140-count and a spoonable jar.  Find a store here.

Discover great-tasting recipe ideas and more at

What a Chocolate- so delicious

As a chocolate lover, most often I find a lot of milk chocolates are overly sweet. Hence Iwas  pushed to be a dark chocolate lover, until recently when I discovered the Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk Chocolate. Just the right amount of sweetness and bite size, Ghirardelli successfully satisfies all my chocolate cravings. Its smooth enought to melt in mouth but not in hands at room temperature- i dislike the goopy feeling of chocolate melting in my hands while I am eating it. Some overly smooth chocolates do that,but not this one. I say, go out and get this. They say chocolates are best when depressed, but Ghirardelli hits the nail with me- i eat it when iam sad, when I am happy, when i am both, when iam neither……

Where to Buy

Ghirardelli can be found at Target, Walmart, Duane Reade, Safeway, Ralphs, Stop & Shop and  Coming soon to Walgreens, Ahold, Publix, HEB, Supervalu, A&P, Shoprite, Meijer, Wegmans, Tops, Market Basket and Roundys.


Gourmet Milk bars are available for $2.79 and bags are $3.99


Check out more on Ghirardelli’s Gourmet Milk Bars and other indulgent treats from this brand here



Gillete venus & olay razor

First off, I have to disclose that I received this sample thru my Influenster Love vox box in Feb 2012. Since then I have been in love with this razor. I promise that all the opinions are mine and honest. Below is what the website says:

Product Details

  • Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment


Where to Buy

A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge sells for approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 – $19.49.

Venus & Olay will be available starting March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.


MY Opinion:

The concept is pretty much the same as the Gillete venus razor that came in the blue packaging. But its a definate step up right from the way its packaged. You have to bend the package a bit to get the product out. Then attach the head to the handle and you are good to go. It also comes with the same wall mount attachment and I really like it. All you have to do is to stick it your shower wall and hang your razor once you are done, so that it dries completely, faster and that enhances the performance and longivity of the product.

Now the product itself has 2 moisturizing bar heads, upper one in light yellow and the lower one in white. It has a light powdery smell, that is not overwhelming or lasting, but just pleasent when you are using the razor. With this razor, you do not need to use shave gel. the moisturizing bar heads elimate the necessity of both the shave gel and moisturizer application, after shaving. But if you have dry skin, or its winter or you feel a need for extra moisture for any other reason, you are free to do so after shave

Its a 5 blade razor. What it promises and claims, it delivers.

You get a smooth close shave, that lasts, without the need of any shave gel before, or moisturization after. NO razor bumps either and that makes it a winner hands down with me.

Below are pictures and video link of the review. Do let me know your thoughts.

Thanks you

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