Friday, April 12, 2013

BzzAgent Kit: Garnier B.B. Cream

I am LOVING BzzAgent right now. I have gotten to try (for free!) so many different things lately! (2013 has been a very full year of trying of free stuff.) I tried cereal (well, really, Austin did), handsoap, and now something for moi. :-) And this is something that was VERY interesting to me because I did my own research on tinted sunscreens already, but this is a new product and I'm always open to finding something new, better, cheaper, etc.

A full-size tube!
I put a little on my finger and was immediately worried that it would be too greasy.
I rubbed it on the back of my hand and immediately worried that it would be too dark for my face, and I'd be unable to wear it.

Given my experience with putting it on my finger and on the backs of my hands, I was nervous to try it. It took me over a week to actually try it out, but I did eventually muster up the courage. (I was simply afraid I'd hate it and didn't want to be stuck with something on my face when I wouldn't be able to take it off.) And I'm happy to report that I don't hate it! I don't love it either, but it's definitely something I'll continue using.

I had found that the stuff I was previously using was clogging my pores so I stopped using it faithfully and so I really need to get something that I'm 100% happy with. This B.B. Cream claims not to clog pores (the other one does too, though), so I'm sticking with it for awhile to see. And it wasn't too dark at all! Once applied to my face, it blended in very well and did a good, light job of covering my skin. It wasn't greasy or heavy which is exactly what I look for in a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen.

UPDATE 8-15-13: This product makes me break out so I've stopped using it.

** This review was done as a part of my participation in campaigns with BzzAgent. I have gotten to try (for FREE!) all sorts of products. If you're interested in learning more, click HERE.**

Saturday, April 6, 2013

BzzAgent Kit: Lysol Foaming Handsoap

I'm on a roll with BzzKits! After doing the cereal one recently, I got invited to two more and I was SO excited. These were products for me rather than for the kids, so it kinda felt like I was getting some presents. Some Momma Spoiling. Which everyone can use a little more of, right?

Anyways, the first one I got was for Lysol Foaming Handsoap. I was excited about the timing of its arrival because it came just in time for Easter Weekend. A weekend during which we host a series of events, so I would have the chance not only to try out some new soap myself, but get all of our guests to try it as well.

The smell is "creamy vanilla orchid."

A whole stack of coupons!
I just put it where my soap normally sits.
And started trying it! (It foams out just like other foam soaps I've tried.)
Upon using it for the first time, I asked my husband what he thought. His immediate reaction was that the scent is too strong and too feminine for him to want to use on a regular basis. I agree that the scent is strong and though I like it, the scent does linger on your hands awhile (not a bad thing), but it's a little girly-girl to expect my husband to use it. I'm not sure if they make this new soap in other smells, but something that is more gender-neutral, simply fresh smelling would be nice.

But the magic of this soap isn't in the use, but in the after-effects! The soap leaves my hands feeling like I just applied lotion. I'm serious. I didn't think that I would be ready to switch soap brands after doing this BzzKit, but I AM! As someone who changes two sets of diapers throughout the day, I wash my hands constantly. And I regularly feel like the backs of my hands are about to split open they are so dry and raw. I haven't had this new soap long enough to see if helps that dramatically long-term, but I'm excited about the possibility!

I asked my Easter Weekend guests if they had any feedback to give me so that I could add it to my review and I heard the same things my husband and I had come up with: the smell is strong and feminine and the soap leaves your hands soft and without need of applying lotion. So, overall we like the soap and yet wish for a different scent. (Which may already exist, I don't know.)

UPDATE 1-27-14: It's all I buy, now! I've totally converted to a Lysol Touch of Foam handsoap user in both our bathroom and the guest bathroom!

** This review was done as a part of my participation in campaigns with BzzAgent. I have gotten to try (for FREE!) all sorts of products. If you're interested in learning more, click HERE.**