Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dove Dry Spray

I received my first Voxbox in the Mail from Influenster for their #Target #TryDry Spray Campaign. I was sent the Dove dry spray for both My husband and I to try out.

So before I write my review I'm going to admit something a little embarrassing because it directly impacts how I feel about this product. So here it is; I sweat a lot. I'm not talking about I had a good work out sweat. I'm talking about sitting on the couch doing nothing and sweating. I spent years being embarrassed by my underarm sweat and have tried all kinds of products in the past. Even the clinical strength ones didn't really stop the sweating. Thankfully in College I discovered prescription Antiperspirants and it changed my life. No joke.

Now I don't use the prescription strength stuff often, just enough to keep the excessive sweating at bay. So the rest of the time I like to use a deodorant that smells nice and moisturizes. My go to at the moment is Dove's Invisible solid Antiperspirant. I saw commercials for this new dry spray a few weeks ago and was definitely curious about the product, so when I received it in the mail I was thrilled to give it a try.

I purposely did not use my prescription strength stuff for the last few weeks so that I could really see how well the spray keeps me from sweating.

Getting ready for a work out. Making sure I put it through rigorous testing. ;)

My husband and I really liked this Dry spray.

It smells great. I got the cool essentials scent and I love it. Such a nice, refreshing scent. My husband also like his scent. I don't always like the scents in men products but this one is nice. Masculine but not overwhelming.

I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked. The first day I used it I had to deal with some pretty stressful and anxiety causing situations (one of my major sweat triggers) and I stayed completely dry. 48 hours in and I was still dry. Very impressive. It also did a great job keeping my husband dry.
Now I did sweat some while working out but I feel like that is pretty normal no matter what kind of deodorant you use. I also found the second time I used it I sweated a little bit, but not nearly as much as I normally do when I'm not using a prescription.

What my husband really liked about his dry spray was how moisturizing it was. He finds that a lot of deodorants can be irritating and makes his skin dry but not this spray. The moisturizers are great in this product. I love how soft my under arms feel when I 'm using it.

For me I found that it didn't seem to dry as quickly as the packaging claimed but it does dry pretty fast. My husband didn't have the same issue as me and said his was very fast drying.

The nice thing about the dry spray is that I didn't have to worry about getting white marks on my clothes. Especially when I wore a tight fitting black shirt. Even if it isn't 100 percent dry it won't leave those dreaded white marks because it goes on clear.

My one negative (and it's probable just my inexperience with spray type products) was that it was difficult for me to tell how well I applied it. Did I get it in the right area? Did I apply enough dry spray? I'm sure the more I use it the less this will be a worry.

We both agree this is a great product and we plan on continuing to use it in the future.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes

Thursday, January 14, 2016

All Fall Down

All Fall Down 
by Ally Carter

This is the first book in a new Series called Embassy Row, by Ally Carter. She wrote the Heist Society series that I like so much. I was excited to check out her new series and see what it was all about.

I thought this was a very entertaining read. This story follows a young girl named Grace, who saw her mother die and is determined to prove that she isn't crazy. Everyone else believes it was an accident but she is determined to prove that a man with a scar on his face was the one who did it. This story moves quickly and I easily finished it in one day. I liked all the new characters and she kept me guessing about who was the true villain in the story. It was fun to read what it might be like to live in an embassy, in another country.

I wasn't super thrilled with the ending or what she discovers. It's very sad and bummed me out a bit. I also felt like the story ended with a million more questions that needed to be answered. I wish a few of them had been answered in this book but I enjoyed the book enough to continue reading the series. I am definitely interested to see where Grace goes from here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


by Marissa Meyer

This is the final book in the Lunar Chronicle series and I was so excited to get this book for Christmas. I have been really looking forward to finding out how this series ends.

I have struggled finding time to read but my new years resolution is to read more books. I was so happy this past week to finally have some me time so that I could read Winter.

I was not disappointed. This was a great read. I loved how she used the story of Snow White to tell the conclusion of Cinder's story. As I read this book I was reminded how much I like the different characters in this series. I liked Winter so much, even though she was a bit crazy. She had such an inviting personality which was a perfect fit for this story. I just loved the whole concept of this series. A little Sci fi, a dystopian society and a fairytale romance all rolled into one. I thought she did a great job wrapping this story up and I was happy with how it ended for everyone.

The perfect ending to a series based on fairy tales!

Here are my reviews of the first 3 books:
Cinder, Scarlet, Cress