Saturday, September 22, 2012

Post-it Review

I received a Post-it Full Adhesive Roll from 3M for free to evaluate.

The post-it came on a convenient dispenser which easily rolls out and tears off where you need it to. I received one in a green color.

I decided to try it out on different types of surfaces to see how it would stick.
On our Ipad boxes:

And then on an Xbox game, which has a plastic cover:

I used a permanent marker and it did not run. The Post-it stuck very well, leaving no sticky residue when I removed it. I was able to reuse it and stick it on a cork board and it even stuck well on that surface:

I can see many great uses with this from labeling the children's books to spice jars and even leftover foods so I know what they are. I love that it's on a roll and very easy to use!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

CLAIROL nice'n easy review

I had the opportunity to test out Clairol nice'n easy non-permanent hair color. I was given a coupon for a free box to try from   Vocalpoint is a community of women who love sharing. Vocalpoint regularly offers coupons or free samples from big brands. You then use these coupons or samples and give your feedback.

So here's my review:

My before picture. I am 43 years old and here is my natural self. I haven't colored my hair in forever and the gray's are showing very well. 

The product:

I chose Clairol nice'n easy Non Permanent #78 Medium Golden Brown. So what does this non-permanent mean? Well it contains no ammonia and gradually washes out within 28 shampoos. So you can experiment around with different colors before you commit to a permanent shade.

Time: 15-minute application process
Gray coverage: Blends away gray
Washes out within: 28 shampoos
Number of shades: 12
Contains ammonia? No
Perfect for: First-time colorers
Best Feature: Natural looking tones and dimensional shine

Sounds easy enough right? Honestly I was very skeptical that it would actually cover my stubborn gray's. I have tried several hair colors and they never seem to totally cover them. So here we go, I followed the directions and applied to my hair. (Be sure to use a junk towel to wrap around your shoulders so you don't make a mess on your clothes.):

Tick tock, 15 minutes flew by and time to rinse my hair out. My hair was very soft and smooth feeling after washing and it didn't have a strong chemical smell.

And here's the after picture:

I love it! It was very easy to use and did fully cover the gray's. Maybe next time I will try the flirty red color.

There are 12 beautiful shades you can try. See here: