Tuesday, July 15, 2014
My husband and I and my family have been using ALL FREE AND CLEAR for years without any incidents so when I went to the store on Friday July 11th with my mom it was just a regular day out at Walmart. WRONG! I needed more detergent as we were out. Well My mom asked why I don't try the ALL FREE AND CLEAR WITH OXI since all the ALL products were on roll-back for $9.97 for 100 loads. She felt it might get my whites even whiter. I read the label which stated it was for SENSITIVE SKIN and was HYPO ALLERGENIC! I did a load of clothes with the ALL FREE AND CLEAR WITH OXI on Friday Night and my husband went to work on Saturday (he's a truck driver and delivers pallets to restaurants and convenience stores so is constantly on the run). He came home with CHEMICAL BURNS on his legs, chest back and above his buttocks and private parts! His legs were even much worse on Sunday. I tried to call their toll-free # but had to wait till Monday. I called on Monday and spoke to someone who seemed to me, at least she knew just what questions to ask very readily, to know that this is an issue. Told me to hold on to the bottle and that they were going to get back in touch w/ me and send me a very long form to fill out. No problem. My husband has so far lost 2 days of work, had to buy a prescription of a steroid, had to see a doctor (can we say Co-pays are NOT cheap?) , and before being able to get the steroid tried multiple OTC products to keep the swelling down. That doesn't include how much pain he is in. My husband is pretty macho and to see him cry is very rare. It was so bad that puss from this chemical burn are all over our sheets. I've kept that in case the insurance company wants that too. I'm not looking to become a millionaire, just want to be reimbursed for the damages this product has caused, as well as my husband's pain and suffering. That and I'd also want to see this product properly labeled. My husband and mom were talking..what if this was Vincent my youngest child whose 4 yrs old? OMG! I'd be wrapping him in gauze at a hospital. YES it is that bad. I took and will continue to take pictures day by day of my husband's recovery. I dug deeper and saw I'm NOT alone..here's a link to several people who have had reactions to this going back as far as 2012! http://www.stain-removal-101.com/all-free-and-clear-oxi-active.html I'm encouraging everyone who suffers from allergies or who has sensitive skin NOT to buy ALL FREE AND CLEAR WITH OXI..But the one w/out it as we never had an issue with that one. Sorry I haven't been online in quite a long time but I've been very ill and taking care of my mother who was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and other ailments like RA. Feel free to pass this around and comment. I'll be on here a lot more often posting new product reviews and what I think of things. Blessings to one and all. Jaime
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Influenster.com has launched their new site full of fun new activities. It used to be you signed up and signed up to be an expert at everything and could only review things that were in your Voxbox. Not anymore. Influenster now allows you to be an EXPERT in 5 Subject Areas. However you're free to review all the products not just ones in your VoxBox. A VoxBox is a box full of full size items for members to try and review. We are NOT Paid for our opinions, they're strictly our own. It's truly where you can turn your influence into rewards. Blog about items you have tried and love. Found a new and amazing Moisturizer? Feel free to review it on the NEW and Much Improved and Highly Anticipated Influenster.com website. Here's some information straight from their website about what Influenster is and is NOT! : "What Is Influenster Influenster is a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products. So...what exactly is Influenster? So glad you asked. Here’s a handy definition that would make Merriam-Webster proud: Influenster [in-floo-uhn-ster] noun An exclusive online community where tastemakers and trendsetters (such as yourself) come to share the latest and greatest news, places, products, and reviews with each other. 2. The hotspot you just bookmarked on your web browser that turns your social influence into sweet rewards. Basically, Influenster is a place for culture junkies to come together and share their unique opinions of products and experiences. Active members of Influenster get exclusive access to deals, promotions, and swag from brands that thrive off the input (the good, the bad, and the ugly -- they just want to know what's up). Do I have the chops to be a member? Probably. Members have an active social life -- both online and offline -- and are always the first to tell friends about the latest discoveries. They want to be the first to know about the products other cool people are loving and hating. Is that you? Awesome, we want you as a member. What’s involved in a membership? As a member, you prove your influence by gaining Expert Badges and show how you live by earning LifeStage Badges...both of which are won in a variety of ways, such as: completing surveys, writing reviews, creating videos, and engaging in other social media. What’s in it for me? Very important. As a contributing member of Influenster, you get the chance to share your knowledge and know-how with other like-minded people. You also get exclusive discounts on products and services based on the Expert Badges you unlock. You’ll have access to content and sales based on your influence and area of expertise. As an active influencer, you’ll have the chance to get invites to Influenster programs so you can try the latest and coolest products catered towards your lifestyle before anyone else. Members who participate actively on Influenster and engage in programs increase their opportunities to receive rewards. If you participate in online challenges, play interactive games, spread the word to your friends, and gain currency within our system, you’ll earn serious street cred. So wait, is this about getting free stuff? Nope. If you’re here to mooch, this isn't the place for you. Nobody, no matter how high his or her Influenster Score, is guaranteed rewards. Even if you are offered a reward, you can always opt out. The real benefit of membership is access to exclusive content, product reviews, and discussion within a community of tastemakers. Perks are just the icing on the proverbial cake. Why is this so fun? There are many reasons. First and foremost, it's a forum for you and your peers to share your interests and discover what other trendsetters are doing and saying. It's like-minded people coming together to inspire one another and offer advice. Secondly, you’re competing with other members for the highest Influenster Score and Expert Badge scores. Just like a game that you can win, and winning is never not fun. How did Influenster get started? It was a dark and stormy night…wait, that’s not right. Influenster was started in 2010 by a team of people just like you: culture and beauty junkies with a whole lot of opinions about everything. We wanted a place to come together to share our opinions and hear what other people like us had to say about products and services. The goal? To learn what other influencers care about and to help brands make products that better serve us. After so many hours of labor, out popped Influenster -- an active community where real people share their experiences and give feedback to improve the products we use and the world we live in (yeah, we went there). After all, you don't have to be a celebrity to think Diet Coke is bubbly and delicious. Every one of us can be influential in different areas with opinions that matter. As consumers, we want to know what other people like us think about products. Influenster is our answer. We give your opinions a voice and your feedback a direct route to brands and trendsetters." For more information please feel free to go to http://www.influenster.com Since Influenster is now by invite only, If you're not a member at this time but feel you have exactly what Influenster is looking for send me an email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org I've got 3 invites left. Special Priority will be given for anyone who already has an established blog. Hope to hear from you all soon.
Friday, October 12, 2012
What I love about the EBOOST that I received Complimentary from Influenster.com for testing and reviewing this product is that it has given me tons of energy with absolutely NO CRASH.ZERO CRASH!! Never found a product that advertised a Zero Crash that actually performed as well as EBOOST has done. It truly works. It comes in both Effervescent Powders as well as shots. Personally I prefer the powders. I received a sample of Eboost in Orange. I'm NOT a big orange drink lover and it was tolerable though not 100% to my liking. I probably would've preferred one of the 3 other flavors that this drink comes in :Pink Lemonade, Acai Pomegranate, and Super Berry. I felt super energized and able to focus on tasks at hand rather quickly (with in about 30 minutes) and it lasted about 6 hours and I again had a ZERO Crash factor which is very important to me. The drink is very easy to mix and mixes well with bottled water which I use in my home rather then regular tap water. Again I'm NOT a lover of Orange Powder Mixes or Orange Drinks in general but if you are this will probably taste great to you. I'm sure if I was to test the Pink Lemonade or the Acai Pomegranate or even the Super Berry I'd have given my review 5 stars instead of 4 1/2 out of 5 .
I received as part of my demographics a bonus in my Naturals VoxBox 2012 from Influenster.com a SheaMoisture Baby Bar Soap complementary to try and review. I love that: SheaMoisture Baby Bar Soap is Enriched with unrefined, "raw" shea butter, argan oil, chamomile extract, frankincense and myrrh...Definitely not just for babies!It's sooo moisturizing and gentle that I even have begun to use it. I love how it lathers up nicely too. I thought I really loved Ivory but this is sooo much gentler on my son's skin then Ivory. SheaMoisture Baby Bar Soap is sooo gentle and is made with only the finest of ingredients. My son had a heat rash that just wouldn't go away. So I bathed him with the SheaMoisture Baby Bar Soap and after drying him noticed it was just about completely GONE! Talk about remarkable. I also love how it lathers up. I never did get this kind of lathering from 7th Generation or other soaps I've tried that are all natural. SheaMoisture is made with RAW Shea Butter, Argan Oil, as well as Extracts of Frankincense and Myrrh so you know you're getting the best ingredients. This is also great if you have irritated skin or eczema. IF you need more information you can always go to their website which is: http://www.sheamoisture.com/ And this product can be purchased at the following stores: all Walgreens stores and select Target, CVS, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Christmas Tree Shops, Harmon Face Values, Duane Reade and Meijer stores. as well as online at: Target.com, CVS.com, Walgreens.com, and Harmondiscount.com. The product retails for about $4.99 per bar which is a bit steep when you consider you can get 10 bars of Ivory for about the same price. However, The SheaMoisture Baby Bar Soap is far superior in reducing inflamation and eczema and itching as well as irritated skin.This said I can literally justify its cost. If you haven't tried this product yet I highly recommend you do so. Again I'm an Influenster on Influenster.com and I got to try this amazing product complementary courtesy of Influenster.com in exchange for my honest opinion of this product.
One of the newest products that I received in my Naturals VoxBox 2012 from Influenster.com that I received complimentary is Lypsyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizer! I really LOVE this LypMoisturizer! It really SOFTENS my lips with all natural ingredients and lasts an extremely long time. Even though I haven't reported my findings till now, (My son was extremely ill and so while attending to him I did test the products just didn't have time till now to report the findings)I will say I was highly impressed at just how long the LypSyl Lasted without having to reapply it. It lasted on average on my very dry lips an average of 6-8 hours and I really Love the results. My lips are soft and subtle and feel better then they have in this humid Florida heat in months! The Lypsyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizer is very affordable at only between $2.87 and $2.99 per tube! Even more affordable then other lip balms in its category and the only one I know to have been made with all natural ingredients! Lypsyl is made from Pure Swedish Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, and vitamins A & E. Lypsyl Definitely PENETRATES deep below the skin all naturally letting chapped lips heal and gives much needed moisture to prevent cracking. If you haven't tried it I highly recommend it. Once you do you'll quickly become a fan. If you need more information feel free to come back to their website, here's the link: http://www.lypsylhome.com/
I absolutely LOVE my new The Original Dish Drying Mat. I received this complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes in my Influenster Naturals Voxbox 2012 box. First off Let me Say I've received this product in my Mom's Voxbox 2012 so am very familiar with this product. I love it! When I first received this in my Mom's Voxbox 2012 Box I was totally intrigued! I couldn't wait to get it out of the packaging (was really simple as it was just in a sleeve. I followed the instructions. Prior to use I washed this with like colors in Cold Water and I put it on Low in the dryer . Per the instructions I did wash with a gentle Liquid Laundry Detergent, I did NOT add any fabric softener or dryer sheets, and I tumble dried on Low. This is definitely a brand new solution to the age old problem of where to dry the dishes. I have a dishwasher as you can see from the picture, but with the economy I prefer to wash my dishes by hand! I hate the bottom of the dish drainer I have one that is stainless steel and it tends , after a while to rust. Also soap scum was always an issue. What to do , what to do. Well i did think of putting my dishes to dry on a dish towel but it would soak to the counter , not to mention that it is totally unsanitary as any bacteria under a glass can grow , even after a few minutes. Well THE ORIGINAL DISH DRYING MAT has most definitely solved this problem. First off it's made of microfiber and can hold 4 x it's weight in water. Secondly since it is made of a piece of foam sandwiched between two layers of a very high-quality super absorbant microfiber it literally can cushion even the most delicate of stemware and still protect you against bacteria. This is definitely one of the best products I've ever received to test and review. The Original Dish Drying Mat will also protect your counter tops from scratches and scuffs. And it's the perfect size at 16" x 18". I love that it has a loop on it so I can literally hang it on the back side of a cabinet door. The Original Dish Drying Mat can also fold and store very easily underneath a counter in easy reach for when you do need this. The color I received from Influenster complimentary to test is called "Cream" but it does come in 3 additional colors: "Green", "Gray", and "Red". This item is very affordable at only $4.99 at either Bed, Bath and Beyond in store or online at BedBathBeyond.com . The Original Dish Drying Mat is sold EXCLUSIVELY at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I also found a few other uses for my mat: #1- I have a very mischievous and highly active 2 yr old son who loves to splash in the tub and bring his favorite toy boat that gives you a waterfall of water into the tub and loves to use a washcloth rather then a sponge. Sooooo..what's a mother to do? I'm there making him bathe and he just loves soaking me! LOL! I've found that since this is so fantastically super absorbent that I've bought an additional one for when I take my son out of the tub to put the washcloth and the toy boat on it to dry. No longer do I have to wonder where to put his boat to dry out (has a lot of holes on bottom so drying with a towel isn't practical!). I just get him out. Take out my The Original Dish Drying Mat and put his washcloth and Toy Boat onto The Original Dish Drying Mat and Voila..Problem is now solved! Another practical use is for gift baskets for birthdays, housewarming parties, kids going off to college and moving into their own apartment or dorm, engagement parties and weddings, just to name a few! LOL! I love making it as the centerpiece of the gift basket! I bought 10 in the "Cream" of The Original Dish Drying Mat , as how can you go wrong with such an awesome product that only costs you $4.99 plus tax (and s/h if ordering online)! Heck that's the price of one of those high end Cappuccinos! So far I haven't made the baskets yet, but I've got one housewarming party coming up the beginning of August! When I make the basket I'll be sure to post this here! So be sure to come back! So far I've bought about 20 of these The Orginal Dish Drying Mats at Bed Bath and Beyond in ALL the colors. I use one at my front door for taking off flip flops and shoes and have included several in my numerous gift baskets and have bought several more to give to the women of Quigley House a Battered Women's Shelter as they move on and get their own new apartment or home I give each lady a gift basket and at the center of the gift basket is ALWAYS The Original Dish Drying Mat in Beige so it can go with any decor they may have. These ladies have come from nothing and believe me when you see their expressions on their faces it is so totally worth the few extra dollars to see their priceless smiles!
I received as part of my Influenster Naturals Voxbox 2012 a complimentary sample of the CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitziing wipes. Even though I received only 1 sample Wipe it definitely was enough to judge this product. First off it has ZERO Alcohol in it which means it will NOT dry out your hands and in fact will make them softer then ever, unlike other hand sanitizing wipes. It's safe for the hands and face and is a great size at 5"x7" it will definitely be enough to clean even the messiest faces that your child may get eating such things as chocolate, candy , etc. I love how it's all natural and because of this is easy on our earth which is a passion of mine. What most impressed me with the CleanWell Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipe is that there is NO MESS, NO MUSS and NO FUSS. I tend to carry higher end designer purses and I've found that the small bottles of sanitizer can come undone if in my purse. NO so with the CleanWell Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipe. Not to mention the other brands have alcohol in them which is harsh on my hands and doesn't clean nearly as well as the CleanWell Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipe does. If you haven't tried it you really must. They are a bit on the pricey side of $29.99 for 50 pouches but when you compare that to what you'll save having to have purses professionally cleaned or ruined it's a small amount to pay. For more info feel free to go to: http://www.cleanwelltoday.com/