Influenster Finesse VoxBox Unboxing


I was so excited to be sent this month’s Influenster Voxbox. This month’s box was titled their Finesse Voxbox. Inside the box were 5 wonderful products:
1. Not Your Mother’s Naturals Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Weightless Mouse – MSRP $9. It is stated to be found at Ulta Beauty.
2. Minute Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic. MSRP $2.49 (2Cups) Real Organic ingredients. Simple and quick to make; 60 seconds. No preservatives!
3. Olly Super Foods Smoothie – MSRP $29.99 (20.4oz Jar, 15 servings) Use Code: INFLUENSTER to get 20% off all Olly Products until 3/29/18. Only valid on You can mix a serving with a beverage of your choice. It offers 15 grams of Protein and 5 grams of Fiber per serving. Each serving also offers 2 servings of fruits and veggies worth of phytonutrients. This is a plant based Protein drink, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, and has Natural Flavors and Sweeteners.
4. Essie Gel Couture – MSRP $11.50 each. They sent me their 164 Closing Night Gel Coat and 00 Top Coat Platinum Grade Top Coat. This is their 2-step system. They have a patent pending curved brush for application. This system does not require a UV Light, and can actually be removed with regular nail polish remover. They state they have over 100 color choices as well!

Overall this has been a great experience. I discovered some really great, healthy, new products that I did not even know existed. I am so happy to be able to share this experience.

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AOMUU Face Cleaning Pads; the perfect way to clean your skin.


Skincare is an everyday battle. It begins as soon as we are born, and last until we die. You would think that as you age, it would get easier, but it doesn’t. I suffer from allergies so severe, that I have frequent anaphylaxis. My skin suffers from all of the reactions I have. Be it from regular reactive breakouts to skin infections, I am always maintaining something. Being able to exfoliate your skin is really the only way to really clean down to your pores. When I shower I use a battery operated facial scrubber, and boy does it clean. Unfortunately, it can be messy, and I am blessed only with small counter space in my bathroom. So, I do not use it at my sink. This 2 Pc Silicone Facial Scrubber Cleansing Pad Set by TOSHENG, is my answer. I can actually use these at the sink, and not make a big mess at all. There are two separate brushes in the set. They are made out of 100% Food Grade Silicone, and are very soft to the touch. These are soft enough to use on a babies scalp, to help ensure they do not get cradle cap. So, you can guarantee, that they will be gentle enough for your face.


Silicone does not naturally harbor bacteria or mold. It is very easy to keep clean. You can even soak it in vinegar for 24 hours to sterilize it, if you had a skin infection. I used to sterilize medical equipment that way as a home nurse. On the back of each brush is a suction cup. I love that feature. You can attach it to your mirror, or the shower wall, or even both, since there are 2 in a pack. That helps them drain and dry quickly, and keeps them both out of the way, and handy for use. They measure out at 3 ¾” tall and just over 2 ½” wide at the widest part. These are my personal measurements. They are very easy to handle due to their size and flexibility of material. On each scrubber, they have 3 different bristle lengths. This helps to ensure being able to really get into your pores, and really clean your skin. I’m an all-natural kind of girl, so I use my handmade soap, or just a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. That really cleans out the pores, combined with this facial scrubber. When you clean in a circular motion you are also helping to increase the circulation to your skin, which is another health benefit. It is a massage for your face, besides cleaning out your pores, and exfoliating your skin.

These are the bristles from top to bottom. Top being the pointy edge:

Tiny Bristles: Used for cleaning sensitive parts of face such as the corner of eyes, the edges of nose…etc”

Middle Bristles: Remove blackheads and dirt in the pores, exfoliating and remove dead skin cells, soften the skin.”

Coarse Bristles: Massage your face, enhance facial blood circulation.”

Overall, these AOMUU Face Cleaning Pads are well made, easy to use, and really help clean my face. I am very pleased with them.

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I received these for free. My opinions are expressly my own. I have no affiliation with this company and do not profit from any of their sales.



Cooking the cast iron way with Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan.



I am the main cook in the home, and I cook almost everything from scratch. Cast iron cookware has been a part of our kitchens since childhood. If you haven’t experienced cast iron cooking, you are missing out. Not only is cast iron a highly durable material, that can last a lifetime, but it adds something to your food. Meats are great cooked on cast iron, and all foods get the added benefit of iron to them, from being cooked on it. Cast iron has great heat conduction. Once it heats up, boy is it heated up. You can greatly turn down the heat, while still maintaining great, even cooking. Don’t forget to use a pot holder though, with this pan. This cast iron pan by Eweis Homewares, measures out at 10.5″ (cooking surface), by 1.96″ deep, by 16.5″ to the end of the handle. This is an easy pan to start off with as well. It has already been pre-seasoned. They only used vegetable oil to preseason it. So, it’s ready to go right out of the box.

Care of a cast iron pan is pretty easy. People tend to over think it, really. The key is to wash and dry it after cooking on it. If I let it soak, I only do for a few minutes, and then it cleans easily. Then I try to dry it as much as possible. If you don’t want it out while it’s thoroughly drying, just place it in your oven to dry. While the pan is still a little warm, you can even wipe it down slightly with vegetable oil also. This will keep the pan from rusting. If you let your pan get damp, and surface rust appears, it does clean easily, and doesn’t affect your cooking. There are a lot of hints and tips online, as well.

Cast iron pans can be used stovetop, in the oven, and over a campfire. They are obviously very versatile to own and use. This pan is well made, and great to cook with. With its ridged cooking surface, it’s great to cook different meats on it. This pan even offers the spout, to make draining easier. Overall, it’s a great addition to our home and kitchen. I am really happy with it, personally.


I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. – Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan, Square Grill Pan.

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A skins’ best friend. – Organic Pure Emu Oil by Leven Rose.


I did a lot of research on Emu oil a couple of years ago. I have insane allergies with anaphylactic reactions, and get reactive breakouts because of it. They turn into skin infections fast, if I don’t knock it down fast. I went the whole doctor route, and dermatologist, and allergist route. Medicine really doesn’t help at all. Steroids would knock it down, but then it would flare back up even worse. At one point, the skin off my nose was nonexistent to just raw infection.  I had many other spots as well. After a long time of unbelievable pain, I went the al natural, organic route.


I do have a history of being a nurse, so after a lot of research, I chose a few products. Emu oil was one of them. Wow, it is really healing to the skin. This product is wonderful. It is all 100% pure and organic. Since I have started using Emu oil, as well as a couple others (I rotate), I have not had anything close to the horror I was enduring before them. Emu oil is full of Omega 3 & Omega 6 Fatty Acids, and linoleic acid and oleic acid, that do nothing but heal the skin. It is an anti-inflammatory agent as well. It is perfect on your lips and skin. It has a creamy, and oily texture to it. Even though its’ an oil product, it does not leave an oily residue on your skin. Your skin absorbs it so fast. It has a very faint natural scent to it, but it’s so faint, you do not even notice it on your face and lips. It has a wonderful soft feeling to it. It will not make you break out. In the contrary to a lot of peoples’ beliefs, all oils are not acne causing, lol. They actually do the opposite. They increase the health of your skin. It will not clog your pores either. You can use this on all skin, and skin conditions. I just used this on my sons’ leg. He reacts horribly o common bug bites. Something attacked his leg, and he had huge, hard welts all over it.

They had a lot of heat in them, and I was afraid they were going to go into a skin infection. It has happened to him before. The emu oil helped him tremendously. It took the heat away, and the bites started to soften up, and heal. They were no longer a glowing red color on his fair skin. Since it is a soft creamy oil, it did not sting his bites at all. I am a true Emu Oil believer and user, and I really like this organic Emu Oil from Leven Rose.

I received this at a discount. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Organic Pure Emu Oil by Leven Rose – 4 Ounce (4 oz) 100% Natural

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Whisper quiet. – DBroth’s Ivation Digital Humidifier w/LCD Control Panel.



I have used dehumidifiers on and off, but rarely do a use a plain humidifier. They are good to have though when the air gets too dry. Though, when I thought about it, I actually use a humidifier all of the time, lol. I use essential oil diffusers, and they place humidity (water) into the air along with essential oils. This humidifier from Ivation is an electronic humidifier, and you can actually choose between heated and non-heated. I used essential oils in this unit when on the non-heated setting. I really enjoy using my essential oil diffusers too. I think it’s so funny that I never tied the two things together. This one unit is working flawlessly. It is so quiet on; you may forget that it is even on. If it wasn’t for the viewable mist and digital screen that is. The screen is very clear, and easy to spot and read. If not using this tabletop, you do have to either lift it up to set it up, or get down on the floor with the it. The screen is on the bottom of the unit. A remote would have been the perfect touch for people who are physically challenged. If you cycle through the settings, you can choose sleep, turbo, Auto, and the Normal. It automatically turns on the heat in each mode, so wait a sec and then hit the heat symbol, and that will turn off the heat. It’s so easy to fill. The top lifts right off, nothing to undo. Then yhe water tank has a large handle. Just lift it up and bring it over to the sink. The cap is large, and easy to grasp, to open it. The sleep mode sets for 8 hours, then shuts off. This unit has auto shut off too, when the water runs out. Turbo and Auto Modes have no timer built into them. Normal does not either, but you can set your own humidity level and timer. I prefer to and pretty much only use the normal mode. The instruction booklet is really clear to read and understand. I wish the ink had been printed darker though. It was done in a really light ink color. You can set the timer from anywhere from 1 – 8 hours. Press the settings button twice, and then use the +/- signs to set your time. On the bottom back of the unit is an aroma compartment. It’s a teeny tray that pulls out and has a thick felt pad in it. You can place essential oils on this pad as you wish. I didn’t get that much from that compartment, and snuck my oils into the water, lol, on the cool mist only. You need to remember to dump out all of the water daily, so no mold or mildew builds. If you aren’t refilling it, dump it out, and let the container air dry before closing it up. The booklet tells you how to clean It thoroughly too. It’s a very stable unit and don’t have to worry about it being easily tipped over. Overall, I am very happy with how it functions. I like the large tank, for all day use. You can direct the stream of humidity since the nozzle can easily be positioned. I am really happy with this unit.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – DBroth’s Ivation Digital Humidifier w/LCD Control Panel.

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Time to stretch it out. – Ovinm’s Y-SportLive Pull-up Band, Purple.


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Exercise is a challenge for me lately. I suffer from very frequent anaphylactic reactions, and it really takes a toll on me. Especially, since on top of that, I have asthma. I also always have my now 9 year old with me, since I home school. This band from Ovinm, is actually pretty handy. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was offered to review it, but I really like this particular one. I have received some in the past, and they ended up not being very useful to me. I really like the resistance on this one. It’s one that I can feel but still do, and my 9 year old can use it as well. So, I am a happy camper. Quality wise, it’s top notch. It’s thick and highly durable. They sell these resistant bands in different strengths: “ Red – 10 to 35 lbs; Black – 20 to 60 lbs; Purple – 35 to 85 lbs; Green – 50 to 125 lbs.” I received the purple one to test. It is thick, and very durable. It’s pretty long too. I can put my feet on it, and pull up on it, bringing the band up to my chest. You can really feel it across your chest and upper arms this way. There are many other exercises to do as well. Fin what suits you best. These are great to be used in resistance training, crossfit, and even Physical and Occupational Therapy. I also like how easy it is to store. It comes with a couple bands to keep it tightly rolled up, making it easy to shove it in a drawer or gym bag. If you get is dirty and or sweaty, it washes off really easily too. It is made out of a natural latex material. Mine arrived with no odor to it at all. To increase the resistance factor, just double it up. The difference is pretty large, lol. It measures approx.. 40 1/2” in length. Granted that’s folded in half, and it kept wiggling on me, lol. So, if you cut it open, it would be over 81” long. I hope that gives you a good feeling for the size of this band. Width wise is 0.9” and it is 4.5m thick. This is not cracking or snapping on you, unless you do it on purpose, lol. The tensile strength on this purple band is 20-60lbs. It actually really allows you to get some good exercise in to your daily routine. It’s pretty comfortable to use, and no skill level is required. I also like that I can take it on the road with me when I travel. Surprisingly to me, I really like this resistance band from Ovinm.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Ovinm’s Y-SportLive Pull-up Band, Purple.

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My daily supplement. – Schwartz Bioresearches’ Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine.


Turmeric is one of my staples. I take it twice a day, and I never plan on stopping. I am not new to Turmeric from Schwartz Bioresearch.  I have taken it in the past, and I am glad to be taking it again. I am very, very picky about the supplements I take. I have a Nursing background and numerous life threatening allergies. I literally depend on a handful of quality supplements to keep me healthy. Turmeric is one of them. When it comes down to the nitty gritty, Turmeric is a great long term anti-inflammatory supplement. Inflammation is a major portion of most diseases too. It is also full of antioxidants, and can only be beneficial to you.

The reason why I am so picky about what I take, is that most companies really do put out very unhealthy supplements. It’s unreal how so many are processed. I’ve even read an ingredient list of a children’s vitamin that included Arsenic in it. This Turmeric is a Non-GMO product!!!!!!!!!!! That is just so important, and something I look for. It is made in the USA, and has no binders or fillers. It has no chemicals. Preservatives, or colorants in it as well. It is also free of wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, peanuts, shellfish, and sugar. The only ingredients in this product are: Turmeric, Turmeric Extract, Black Pepper, Vegetable Capsules. That’s it. Why black pepper you ask. That is needed to really help your body process the Turmeric. This has enhanced bioavailability. There is 95% Curcuminoids in each serving, which is really necessary to have the benefits of Turmeric. You only need to take 2 capsules a day, for a total of 1300mg. They are on the thinner side, and easy to get down. They do not upset my stomach or intestines, at all. Since I have added Turmeric to my daily regimen, I have been able to get off ibuprofen, completely. You don’t know how major that is. I was taking 800mg of ibuprofen at a time, and at least twice a day. I have very frequent anaphylactic reactions. My throat is always sore and swollen, as well as my body. Turmeric really gave me my life back. It is worth every penny. I really love this product. The quality is something I can whole heartedly get behind.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Schwartz Bioresearches’ Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine 1300mg, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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I love my EO Diffusers. – Flymei’s 100ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser.


Essential oil diffusers are a big part of our home. They are so healthy to use. We gave them as Christmas gifts this past year, because of this. I suffer from life threatening allergies and have frequent anaphylactic reactions. For example, I had 3 this week. I have to use all natural products. That is what got me into essential oils. A diffuser like this one, is the healthy way to disperse them throughout your room, and home. This unit is a smaller unit, 100ml. You can easily get several hours of enjoyment out of this with one fill. It diffuses through ultrasonic waves. It breaks the water and oil molecules down small enough to be inhaled and spread through the room. It never heats up the oils, but stays nice and cool. It is unhealthy to heat up essential oils. I love to use Eucalyptus oil in my diffuser. That’s what I have been using in this one. It helps to open the sinuses and airways. Another great one is Lavender. That is perfect for relaxation and is great aromatherapy. I love the LED light show this one has as well. There are two separate buttons on the front of this unit. A LED button and a mist button. If you short press the mist button, the unit will come on. If you short press the LED button, the lights come on, and it will roll through 7 different LED lights. You can keep pressing the button, and you can choose a certain color to stay on as well. You can run these independently. This unit has a waterless shut off, so it won’t overheat if you knock it over, or the water runs out. You can also set it to the three hour timer, and it shuts off at that time. That is pretty much what 100ml will last anyhow. Twist and open the unit. There you will find the water reservoir. This unit by Flymei comes with a water pitcher as well. The fill line on the unit is clearly marked. After placing your water in it, add 4 – 6 drops of your essential oil of choice.. Then place the lid back on, and twist it till it locks in. You will hear the click. Then turn it on, and enjoy. It’s easy to run and use, and brings you nothing but positive being and health.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Flymei’s 100ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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I have been taking Resveratrol twice a day, for a little over 3 years now. It has made a big difference in my life, and I will always take it now. I am very picky about the product though. There are a lot of inferior Resveratrol supplements on the market. The ingredients and strength of this product was great enough, for me to take the chance on it. I have insane allergies, and a lot to foods and how foods are processed. My diet is limited, so I am dependent on certain supplements. Resveratrol helped me stabilize my health. I was having occasional flutters with my pulse, and weakness. My diet wasn’t giving my body what it needed, until I introduced Resveratrol. Now, with all of my anaphylactic reactions, and my odd diet, lol, I am able to stabilize and maintain my health. My blood work comes back perfect. I rebound faster than without it. I truly believe in all of the heart healthy benefits, and health you can read about Resveratrol. It really helped me, and continues to do so.

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This particular Resveratrol is a Non GMO, Organic product. It is made here in the USA, which is also very important to us. There are 30 servings in a bottle. A serving is 2 capsules, for a total of 60 capsules. The ingredients in each capsule are: 500mg organic Resveratrol, organic Pullulan, and Organic Rice Flour. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant. They provide a strong, organic, plant based form of trans Resveratrol in each capsule. A lot of capsules are made from Pullulan, so that is what this capsule is actually made out of. So, these capsules are vegetarian in nature. They also practice great allergen control at their plant. These capsules were made with no: yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, tree nuts, corn, soy, eggs, sugar, peanuts, fish, shell fish, or hydrogenated oils.

I am newer to these capsules, but so far so good. They have little odor to them. It’s slight, and a natural scent, like my other ones. They do not cause any stomach upset at all. I always take them with my organic milk in the morning and evening. They are a slender sized capsule, and easier to swallow than some others.

I was afforded the opportunity to review USA Premium Supplements’ USDA Certified Organic Resveratrol – Pure Organic 1,000mg Resveratrol (500mg Trans-Resveratrol) Per Serving – NON-GMO Project – Powerful Antioxidant, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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