Thursday, December 27, 2012

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

I recently tried Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream in Fragrance Free and Original for free because I am a BZZAGENT. These products are supposed to help with 7 signs of damage, which include dryness, chapping, scaliness, roughness, splitting nails and dry cuticles.  The only difference between the fragrance free and original variety is that the fragrance free is unscented and the original has a light scent. Both products contain glycerin to provide a long lasting moisturization.  I felt that both products helped heal my dry hands and my hands felt softer and smoother. This product did help with the chapping, dryness and the roughness that I experience on my hands. I do not currently have a problem with scaliness, splitting nails or dry cuticles to know if it is also helpful for these signs of damage. This product would be beneficial for those who want the perfect manicure because this product is supposed to help with dry cuticles and splitting nails. I would then use nail polish to make your nails look even better. I personally like OPI and Nicole nail polish. They come in a variety of shades to give you the perfect manicure. I included a picture of what my hands/nails look like after using this product without and with nail polish. I used a pale pink nail polish.

However, the disadvantages of this product are that cream is a little greasy when you first apply it to your hands and both varieties contain parabens.  This product would be even better if it was all natural and did not contain possibly harmful chemicals.  If you are looking for a basic hand cream to repair and heal your hands and you are not looking for an all natural product, I would recommend this product.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stella Artois Chalice

I recently received a Stella Artois chalice for free because I am a BZZAGENT. This chalice is designed to preserve the aroma of beer, improve the flavor and make sure the head foams just right. The shape of the chalice allows it to be positive for CO2 and helps retain the flavor of beer. I also like that the chalice looks nice. It looks refined and sophisticated. This chalice is perfect for displaying your beer at special gatherings or for every day use. I like the shape of the chalice and the star stem. The star stem is where you hold your chalice.

In order to have the best tasting beer, Stella Artois recommends that your practice a 9-Step Belgian Pouring Ritual:
1. The chill
2. The purification 
3. The unveling
4. the aclchemy begins
5. the crown
6. the beheading
7. the judgement
8. the cleansing
9. the bestowal

I tried the ritual Stella Artois recommended with their beer and I would agree that the chalice really preserves the flavor and creates a nice head. I also like how the chalice looks fancy. I love the taste of their beer and this chalice makes it taste even better. For more details on the Stella Artois perfect pouring ritual, you can visit The video on their website clearly explains the perfect pouring ritual.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

COVERGIRL Blastflipstick Lipstick

I recently tried CovergirlBlastFlipstick Lipstick. I tried BlastFlipstick in Vixen, Stunner and Minx.I was able to try this product for free because I am a BZZAGENT. This lipstick is a blendable lip duo that includes two different lipstick shades in one product. It includes a bold shade on one side and a shimmery shade on the other side. I like how you can wear each shade alone or blend them together to create a new shade. I thought this product was easy to use, was lightweight and blended well. 

The Vixen shade I tried featured a creamy burgundy shade and a shimmery pearl pink shade, the Stunner shade featured a bright pink and a gold shade and the Minx shade featured a deep brown and a gold shade. I felt that the Vixen shade complemented my fair skin and blonde hair the best. It gave my lips a nice color with a hint of shimmer.  However, I did not care for the Stunner and Minx shades.  I did not feel that these colors were right for me. They did not look good with my skin and hair color.   

Overall, I would recommend this product. I like that it includes two different shades, it is lightweight and does not dry out my lips.