Right after valentine's day I got the Influenster J'Adore VoxBox and well, the day went away from me and I forgot to blog about it, so here I am now!
There were some very neat things in this box and even tho I didn't take pictures of things as I unpacked them, I still want to show you some of the products.
Of course, the first thing to attract my attention is always the food stuff like the Hershey kisses decorated for Valentine's day!
I've been pretty busy at work and these puppies were really handy in my drawer when I needed a pick-me-up or to give to my students as a motivation for a job well done!
The next thing I tried was the Crème Caramel Red Rose Tea:
I had 2 sample bags and it was the perfect treat to relax at the end of a busy day.
I each little bag there was a coupon for $1.00 off and this mama is going to get herself a big box of it!
I loved it because it tastes sweet as a cake but without the calorie. A simple indulgence that doesn't ruin my waist line!
I still have a sample for the decaffeinated Lemon Chiffon that I haven't tried yet, but I will soon! Little by little I count on tasting each of these awesome flavors!
Also included in the box there was a set of Kiss Lashes. I'm not a fan of fake lashes, so I can express my opinion about them. This is the second set I receive and I feel bad having just laying them around, knowing that I will not use them. Anyone interested? I'd be willing to send them anywhere in the State for free: the only thing I will ask in exchange is pictures and an honest opinion, along with permission to post it on my blog. Contact me in interested!
Also included in the box and not used yet, were the John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair spray
and Boots Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask. Maybe now that I'm on Spring Break, I will have the chance to try both of them!
It's official! Winter in the south has definitely changed.
January 29th 2014, first time we had snow in Florida in over 20 years.
Yesterday, it was such an horrible day for me.
I woke up with a terrible muscle ache in my upper arm and couldn't figure out when or where I hurt myself.
Then, I got news that my grandmother, my mom's mom, passed away in the early hours of Italy time.
Here I am, hurting physically and emotionally, stuck in the house for a winter storm, road closed, screaming kids in the house......I so wanted a do-over!
But today, I woke up and there was white, fluffy stuff all around.It might be cold outside, but something melted inside me for sure.
I like to think that it's her, or a sign of her, snow all around, a way to tell me she's always around me even if I can't see her anymore.
Might be silly but I like to think of that.
Good bye grandma!
You never were the warm and fuzzy kind of grandma, but you did show your love to me, you thought me to be strong and I will never forget that.
Fly away to you husband and to your child that you lost way to early, you were so strong to live until you were 90 years old, carrying inside you the burden to have lost at child when he was barely 20. I never met my uncle, but through you, I loved him just the same.
I can't imagine how hard that could have been for you, that's why I always squeezed you twice when I left your home. Once for me and once for the child you no longer had.
From you I take my green eyes, my dark brown hair that make me different from everyone in my family since that are all darker. I'm picky and have high standard just like you were and I'm proud of being like you.
Of course, I had to tried immediately but I must confess that is was different from what I expected.
I thought it was simply another brand of green tea, but I was totally wrong as by infusing the powder of one little bag in a big glass of water gave me a rich and green mix.
It is an acquired taste for sure and, try as I may, I couldn't bring my self to drink it pure :(
I still wanted to really try it given that is organic and I'm attracted to anything that are, so I gave it another chance in my daily smoothy, as it suggested in the package and I loved it this way.
I thought I'd share my recipe with you in case you would want to try it too.
Mixed Berry smoothie
1/2 cup of mixed berries (like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries)