Thursday, May 25, 2017

Some Big Changes Are Coming....

Creative Me has some life changes coming soon. I'm excited to announce my husband and I are expecting a baby girl this Fall!! We are so thrilled and thank enjoy for their love and support. 

It's a girl!

So I have a question for everyone. 
What's the best advice parenting advice you've received? 

Me and my growing bump!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Products {Review}

Hello again! Here is my part 2 review on the Hydro Boost products. I've partnered with Neutrogena (thanks to PinchMe) and tested their new product.This post will focus on the lip products in the beauty line. If you read my previous post you know that that winter months can do a number on my skin. Cold New England weather leaves my skin feeling dry! I've partnered with Neutrogena (thanks to PinchMe) and tested their new product line Hydro Boost.

The products I've tested:

Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine

Product Description:
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine has the vibrant color of a lipstick, shine of a gloss, and conditioning of a balm. It plumps the look of lips and keeps them looking smoother, juicy, and more supple. The lip shine actually improves the healthy look, softness, smoothness and condition of your lips over time

What I thought:
Another great product in the Hydro Boost line! This lip shine really makes my lip both feel and look pretty. There are 8 shades to choose from. I received a light girly pink color that worked perfect with my skintone. My lips felt moisturized and added a shine that was just right. It didn't give a super glossy look. The only negative I would have it I don't believe it gave me fuller lips. It also was a little sticky but not to the point where it bothered me. 

Hydro Boost Lip Treatment

Product Description:
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment makes lips look instantly beautiful, plump and soft. It instantly infuses lips with intense conditioning. The lip treatment helps to lock in hydration for improved texture. 

What I thought:
This lip treatment has good...but not great. I did feel like it helped to condition and give moisture to my lips. My lips where smooth and not chapped after I used this product. However,  my lips didn't feel moisturized for 24 hours. It also didn't make my lips look or feel plump. Overall it's a good product but didn't feel it was worth $8.99. 

Overall, I did like the lip products in the Hydro Boost line. I think I preferred the tint and concealer over the lip treatment/shine.

Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Neutrogena Saves the Day For Dry Skin {Review}

It's officially winter! While I love living in New England one thing I don't love is dry skin. The winter months get very cold and if I'm not proactive I get dry skin that cracks, peels, and gets red! I've partnered with Neutrogena (thanks to PinchMe) and tested their new product line Hydro Boost. In this post I will go over my thoughts on their hydrating tint and concealer. 

Kerry Washington rocking the Hydro Boost tint and concealer!

The products I tested:

Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

Product Description:

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint applies flawlessly while instantly quenching skin, leaving skin so hydrated it looks smooth and fresh all day. This foundation moisturizes and plumps skin for 24 hours. It creates a natural, moisturized and fresh look. 

What I thought:

I loved how this product felt on my skin. It made my skin feel very hydrated. While this is more of a tint than a full coverage foundation, I found that the coverage worked well for me. It covered what it needed to and it's extremely lightweight. If there were areas I needed more of I used the concealer. This is oil free and also contains hyaluronic acid, which I loved. The tint comes in 10 shades, making it easy to find a perfect match for your skin tone. I received the classical and natural ivory. I found the natural ivory to be the right shade for my fair skin. My only con to this product would be the claim that it moisturizes and plumps your skin for 24 hours. I felt this effect but I wouldn't say it was for 24 hours. 

Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer

Product Description:

"Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer applies flawlessly to help mask imperfections. The non-greasy, lightweight formula glides onto skin providing silky-smooth, natural-looking coverage. The unique hydrating core is designed to instantly quench skin."

What I thought:

I really enjoyed using this product along with the tint. It was a great combo! This product is very similar to the tint as it is lightweight and blends well. It didn't feel cakey when I applied it under my eyes. Overall, it did hide my dark circles and gave a face a more refreshed look. Who doesn't love that! This concealer comes in 5 shades. I had a fair shade and it blended very well with the tint.

Overall, I really enjoyed both products and would use both again. The winter is no match for this product. No more dry winter skin for this face! :)

Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

January PinchMe Boxes {Review}

Hey everyone! I wanted to jump on and do a quick reveal on the boxes I received for the month of January from PinchMe. This month was all food samples, both people and pets! :) 

Box 1:

  •  Hunt's Recipe Ready Tomato Paste

Convenient size pouch that leaves no waste or leftover cans. Made with 100% vine ripened tomatoes.

  • Greenies Dental Chews Petite Treats

Bella LOVES Greenies. These ones were a little large for her. She typically gets the Teenie size for this brand. These help keep teeth clean and reducing plaque and tartar.

  • Burt's Bees Plant Based Protein Shakes

New shake from Burt's, protein based from plants. No artificial sweeteners and flavors are added to this product!

  • Barilla Traditional Pesto Coupons

Convenient pesto that makes cooking a little more simple. The box also had a recipe for the pesto.

Box 2:

  • Bella Adult Wet Food
  • Bella Natural Bites Plus Vitamins and Minerals Adult Dry Dog Food

Bella really enjoyed both these products. There are specially made from small breeds which is great for her. She thought the name of the product was perfect! ;)

If you haven't done so, join PinchMe. Each month you could get free samples delivered right to your door. I first signed up a little over 2 years ago and have been mailed over 12 boxes filled with samples.

Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sauve Professionals Honey Infusion {Review}

Can we be honest...sometimes I'm not nice to my hair. I blow dry it, straighten it, and color it. As a result my hair is not as strong as it use to be. I was luckily enough to get to try Suave Professionals latest line of products infused with honey.

Keep reading if you want to know what happened to my hair after a week of using their honey infused strengthening products.

What I Reviewed:

I received the shampoo, conditioner and 10-in-1 leave in conditioning treatment from the Honey Infusion collection.

Product Description:
"Infused with pure honey, this strengthening shampoo and conditioner system helps protect your hair against damage that can make it look weak or dull. Our rich blends:

Leave hair 10x stronger in just one use*
Wrap each hair strand in a protective layer, restoring its strength for shiny and healthy looking hair
Have a rich, long lasting fragrance with notes of honey.

*Shampoo & Conditioner system versus a non-conditioning shampoo"

What I thought:

I used this routine for a week and it did make my hair feel very soft and conditioned. All products smelled wonderful with a rich honey scent. The consistency of the product wasn't runny and it seemed to really nourish my hair. I do wish the conditioner bottle was a little larger, as I always run out of conditioner first! Is this just me or do other people have this same problem? :)

While I like how it made my hair feel I don't know if it really made my hair 10x stronger after just one use. My hair seemed about the same strength wise. Also if you do put the leave in conditioner in your hair apply only a small amount. One time I added a little too much in my hair and it felt very heavy and looked slightly greasy.

I would buy this again as it did make my hair feel soft and the price for this product is competitive. Unfortunately I can't really tell if my hair is 10x stronger now.

Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine. Thank you Crowdtap.