No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum Review


In my Influenster Frosty VoxBox, I received a packet sample of the No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum. Due to the size of the sample (and the $29.99 cost of the full size,) This review is a bit limited. I can give my first impressions but cannot speak for its long-term effects.

The first thing I noticed about it was the texture. It has that matte-slippery feel of a primer. It goes on very smoothly and leaves the skin feeling very soft and slightly slippery. But not wet or greasy. Again, like a primer. It did not have a noticeable scent. It changed the feel of the application of my moisturizer. Not in a bad or unpleasant way. It was very smooth.

I have not had any major breakouts but I have noticed more of those tiny little pus bubbles forming. Sorry. I know that sounds so gross. But I don’t know how to better describe them.

I have not noticed any other differences in the look of my skin. With the price and the minimal breaking out that I’ve experienced, I’m not feeling very motivated to purchase the full size of this, even with the $2 coupon that was included with my sample.

***This sample was received free from Influenster for testing purposes.***

Influenster Frosty VoxBox

***All products received free from Influenster for testing purposes.***

In this box, I received:

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum – 3ml sample packet
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaffeinated Green Tea – 2 tea bags
Ecotools Sleek + Shine Finisher hair brush
Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover – 125mL
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal pencil eye liner – Black
Red Vines Fruit Vines Bites Strawberry Flavor – 5 oz.
McCormick Gourmet All Natural Thyme – .62 oz.
NYC Expert Last Lip Color – 418 Sugar Plum

So far, I have had the chance to try the NYC lipstick and the Rimmel eye makeup remover. I’ll review those soon. I feel positive feelings about both so far. I’ve had Candy Cane Lane before and I know that I like that.

I look forward to trying all of the things in this box, with perhaps the exception of the brush. I’m pretty attached to my Mason Pearson. I’ll still give it a try though!

I’m beginning to have a nail polish problem

sinful colors

I don’t seem to be able to go to the store lately without picking up another bottle or two. In fact, minutes after that photo up there was taken, I purchased 2 more bottles from that very display of lovely Sinful Colors! And on top of that there have been freebies like the one I received from Influenster for testing purposes. My nail polish drawer overfloweth. My plan is to purchase a spice rack to mount on my wall for storage. It will make it a lot easier to see what I have and get at it (aforementioned drawer is a bit hard to open and close sometimes.) Hopefully that will happen later this week. I’m looking forward to it for two reasons. 1. organization! and 2. I recently got a new drill because I still haven’t found the one I already own. I think it got misplaced in the move. So I get to test that out!

If you want to score some lovely Sinful Colors of your own, you can find some pretty good selection at Walgreens, where the above photo was taken.

OMG Why does my head hurt? [review]

first aid shot therapy

This last couple weeks or so I’ve had issues with my head hurting. Last week, I had a couple days of migraine (with aura, fun! (no, not at all fun)) and today my head just hurts. Hope I’m not dying. Dying or not, though, I had work to do today and do not feel like doing it with a headache. I received a freebie from Influenster (Thanks Influnster!) for testing and reviewing purposes of a liquid pain reliever.

I drank it nearly a half hour ago. So far…. my head still hurts. So I’m hoping it’s just taking its time working and isn’t going to be just a dud product. I’ll check in again in a little bit here. In the meantime, I’ll write a little more about the product.

It’s berry flavored and has choline salicylate (NSAID pain reliever/fever reducer) with caffeine. It was a little sweeter than I’d like, sweetened with sucralose. The flavor isn’t *bad* though, particularly for a medicine.

It is supposed to work faster due to its liquid form, starting to act in minutes! (HOW MANY MINUTES???)

Edit: 45 minutes in…. still nothing. Booooo.

Second edit: 1.5 hours in. Nothing. My mouth feels and tastes a little weird but my head still hurts. 🙁