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Friday, April 12, 2013

Sugar n' Spice, and Everything VoxBox!

Another Voxbox! Yes, I'm special, and I

What exactly did I get? I'm so glad you asked. Check out the splendid (or Splenda) bounty that is the Sugar n' Spice Voxbox:

Vaseline Spray and Go lotion, Dickinson's Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes, Belvita Breakfast Biscuits, Splenda Nectresse sweetener, and the Colgate Optic White dental regime. So wicked cool.

First, the Vaseline Spray and Go. Have you seen the commercial for this? The chick on that does one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Anyway, it really does work as it claims. You spray it on, kinda like those kid's sunscreen sprays, and then rub it in. The formula is very light and absorbs quickly, but really does moisturize, and it lasts. I had nasty winter dry skin, and a couple of shots of this did the trick. Oh, and the scent is AWESOME. Very light and fresh, and a touch fruity.

Dickinson's Oil Controlling Towelettes...these were a huge lifesaver. I have a teenager who would have perfect skin, except she insists she doesn't have time in the morning to wash her face, and forgets to do it at night. These Towelettes took away all of her excuses, the oil, and the acne. I loved the way they refreshed my skin. I have combination skin, and it was the perfect tool to touch up my oily T-zone without drying the other areas further.

Belvita Breakfast Biscuits!  I've been meaning to try these...I kept seeing them in the grocery store an wondering what they were like. I left them unattended, and my son and baby daughter raided them. I did manage to get one, however. They do not look impressive, sort of like oversized zwieback cookies. They taste really good, though. There's a hearty whole-grain feel to the bite, with a nice crunch, and there's a cinnamony graham cracker style to it. They're very satisfying, and perfect with coffee or tea. I'm planning to stash some in the car, since the kids like them so much. You can never have too many healthy snacks.

Splenda Nectresse Sweetener: I have had this item before, and love it. It's a natural sweetener made from Monkfruit, and is very good, with no chemical aftertaste I can discern. I also received a recipe guide, and decided to try my hand at the Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes.

I had my own homemade pumpkin puree, so it was a lot of fun. Here's the batter...the aroma is divine: of the delectable pancakes, cooking merrily in the pan:

They're really delicious. Not too sweet, but with a buttery, spicy flavor, and as I said, they smell lovely. You'd never imagine they were sugar-free. I didn't tell the kids, and they didn't notice. The clean plates tell the tale.

Finally, the Colgate Optic White regime. It includes the toothpaste, a special toothbrush, and a mouth rinse.  I'm a chronic coffee drinker, so my teeth are nowhere near pearly white. Frankly, they looked at Colgate Optic White and said, "Come at me, bro."

On the first use, my teeth looked only a bit lighter, but really felt clean. The toothpaste tasted like standard minty fresh type.   The mouth rinse was very reminded me of rinsing my mouth with peroxide. It makes you literally foam at the mouth, too, but it really gets into the crevices nicely. My gums felt healthier, too.

I've been using it for more than a week, and I see improvement every day. I'm going to stick with it for a while longer and see where I am. They may end up being my new dental buddies. They look pretty happy on my sink, don't they?

Many thanks to Influenster for the opportunity...I had a wonderful time trying all of these products.

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