I have to admit that I am very happy to have found BzzAgent, “the leading social marketing company that puts products in the hands of real consumers and help them share their opinion about them with friends and family via reviews, Facebook posts, photos and videos, blog posts and more”.

I signed up to be a BzzAgent and received my FIRST BzzCampaign at the beginning of February where I received in the mail coupons to receive a FREE Glade Expressions Fragrance Mister Starter Kit, another coupon for a FREE Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Start Kit, PLUS plenty of coupons to share with anyone.

{FROM THE BZZAGENT SITE} The Glade Expressions® Collection is inspired by art and designed to be left out on display. These authentic, easy-to-use home fragrance products release scents that open up note by note, filling your home with lightly layered fragrances and inviting life in.

On my next trip to the store, I went searching for these two items but had a hard time finding them at my local grocery store. I only found the Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit but the coupon did not cover the entire cost of the product so I had to put it back {SIGH}. About a week later, I ventured out to Walmart to pick up some goodies for my daughter’s pre-school party and that’s when it hit me to pull the coupons out of my purse and look for the Glade Expressions products while I was here.

JACKPOT! My local Walmart had two fragrances of the Fragrance Mister Starter Kit to choose from: Pineapple and Mangosteen or Cotton & Italian Mandarin. I am a sucker for anything smelling like fresh laundry so I chose this one since the fragrance is described as a “breezy blend of pure cotton and sparkling citrus evokes the comforts of home”. SOLD. Next, I looked for the Oil Diffuser Starter Kit and  they had two style options available: Pineapple & Mangosteen or Lavender & Juniper Berry. I’m not a big fan of lavender so I decided to try something different and go with the Pineapple & Mangosteen…PLUS the light natural wood tone of the bamboo design holder matched perfectly to a number of rooms in our house. The fragrance is described as a “lush with the fresh-cut scents of the tropics, it’s the quickest way to an exotic paradise”. Sounds good to me.

I continued to pick up some odds + ends from my shopping list and went to checkout where I was a little nervous using my FREE coupons since this was my first experience picking up free products to review….but it was SUPER EASY. No problems at all and I even chatted to the cashier and women behind me about the Glade Expressions products. I brought the extra coupons to hand out and gave one to the woman behind me but the cashier said no thank you since she was working.

{REVIEW} Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist comes in a chic holder that blends with your décor for a burst of fragrance that’s always out and available. Simply squeeze to release a long-lasting, light mist of fragrance; then refill the holder with your favorite true-to-life scent. Ok…time to test these products out. I quickly opened the products when I got home to place around my house. I first tried the Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist and sprayed this in our living room plus on the area rug ad couches. What a great smell and works instantly. It seems during the cold winter months, our dogs do not leave the living room since there is a fireplace and warm doggie blankets for them but after a few months of keeping the windows closed – I need it to start smelling nice again. Glade Expression Cotton & Italian Mandarin did the trick! I’m keeping it right in the living room where it can be accessed quickly and looks nice right on top of the fireplace mantle. I didn’t even take the label off since there is a nice design on it that matches our living room decor.

The only thing about the Fragrance Mist Starter Kit is that I’m not sure why its considered a Starter Kit? I understand that you twist the refill out of the refillable holder but it looks just like most others in the spray bottle design. I did notice in the coupon booklet that one of the fragrances does come with a stainless steel look refillable holder which looks very nice compared to the white plastic holder I received with the Cotton & Mandarin fragrance.

Alrighty…onto the my other fun product: The Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser releases authentic and exotic fragrances without having to plug it in or find batteries. The trendy holder matches décor perfectly – and is also refillable – making it an effective, stylish option for layering true-to-life fragrances that last throughout your living spaces. I am a big fan of the plug-in diffusers and have used them all the time. I liked the fact that this can sit on your counter top or shelf discreetly without taking up precious electric plug space.  I wanted to try something different since I already found a familiar fragrance with the Mist Starter Kit and chose Pineapple & Mangosteen. The starter kit comes with 1 diffuser card, 1 oil bottle and 1 bamboo holder. Very easy to click the diffuser card in place to activate the fragrance. {WOW – I LOVE THIS SMELL} I ended up putting the bamboo holder in the kitchen counter since it matched nicely with the wooden cabinets and other decor.

It reminded me of summer + the beach + being barefoot. When you walked into the kitchen, you are automatically surrounded with a sweet smell of the tropics and I could image a fruity drink in my hand. The only downfall, which I have seen with several other brands of oil diffusers is the fragrance disappears quickly. The package states “30 days of long-lasting fragrance”, however, after about a week of keeping the oil diffuser in the kitchen, you could barely smell it. It is a very faint fragrance now and just wished it lasted longer.

Overall, my first BzzAgent review: I am extremely happy with the products from Glade Expressions. It would have been nice to receive the actual product in the mail instead of hunting them down in the stores but it gave me the opportunity to talk to other people about the Glade Expressions product lines. I have a few coupons left over and plan on bringing them with me to hand out at my bowling league to share. I am excited to continue to work with BzzAgent with many more products.

Until next time, have a sweet day! Bonnie


My favorite part of the day… breakfast with my little one. Since she is now in pre-school three days a week, I try to make breakfast special on the days that she is home with me. It can be special shaped pancakes or homemade waffles but her favorite is cereal. I recently had the opportunity to test the new Post Sesame Street C is for Cereal with my daughter and she LOVED it!

Kids are very honest and luckily my little girl is not a picky eater but she does love breakfast time as much as I do. I was excited for us to try Post Sesame Street cereal since it seems like it has everything going for it. My BzzKit arrived fast and included 2 full-size boxes of Sesame Street Cereal – Elmo Apple and Cookie Monster banana flavors plus pass along coupons for $1 off any one box of Sesame Street cereal.  Receiving 2 full-size boxes was very impressive and I could quickly test the product since it was shipped directly to me.

When it comes to cereal, I stay away from the sugary and artificial flavored cereals for both myself and my daughter.  Sesame Street cereal provides toddlers a delicious and nutritious cereal for breakfast or snack time.

  • 16g of whole grain per serving that provides 2/3 of your toddler’s daily whole grains
  • 1g of sugar per serving
  • No artificial flavors
  • Fortified with nutrients that help support healthy brain development in children

My daughter tried the cereal today after pre-school as a snack since she was automatically drawn to it sitting on the kitchen counter due to the Elmo and Cookie Monster box designs. She wanted to first try the A is for Apple Elmo cereal. I poured her a big bowl to snack on and she took it over to sit on the couch. Every time she tried one, she said “YUM” and I knew this would be a cereal to purchase over and over in the future.

I took the other box (Cookie Monster banana flavored) to her pre-school this morning so there is extra for her and her classmates to try.. plus the coupons for a $1 off to share with her teachers and other mommies and daddies. Overall, she asked for another bowl when she was done and I was happy that she loved this cereal so much. Kids are very honest with what they like and don’t like so it was nice to know she will continue to eat a healthy cereal. This cereal would have been perfect for her even when she was an infant instead of paying for expensive, small containers of cereals made for babies.

A BIG thanks for BZZ and Post Sesame Street Cereals for my making little girl happy and also making this mommy happy 😉

Until next time, have a sweet day!



Any girl loves to try new makeup and I always find myself wandering down the health + beauty aisles in my local retail shops to find new products that are fast and easy to use since I have a busy, busy schedule with little time to apply make-up in the mornings.

I recently had the opportunity to test and review Mia Mariu Mineral Cosmetics, where founder and CEO, Jeannie Price, believes “beauty and health go hand in hand and Mia’s high performance products, formulated with the most natural ingredients available, help you achieve vibrant beauty and health inside and out”.

 

The Mia Mariu beauty line ranges from botanical cleansers and moisturizers to revealing your “perfect canvas” with lightweight concealers, foundations, mineral blush, eye shadows and eyeliner.  The minerals offer you lightweight, long-lasting, non-pore blocking, breathable foundation that match your natural skin tone and create a healthy appearance with 3 simple steps. STEP 1 – APPLY PRIMER, STEP 2 – APPLY CONCEALER, STEP 3 – APPLY FOUNDATION.

I first went to the Mia Mariu website to find my Perfect Shade. My complexion closely resembles the Light Shade Family and chose the Perfecting Finish Mineral Cream Foundation in Vanilla (CCF01) as well as the Perfecting Finish Mineral Primer (CMP01) and Illuminating Magic Satin Blush (CCM02).

 

My full size samples arrived quickly and I was very excited to discover the difference between my traditional make-up versus the mineral ones from Mia Mariu. They even included a few samples of the moisturizer and cleansers to try, too. Look at all the goodies I was lucky to try out 😉

All of the Mia Mariu goodies that arrived for me to try!

 

{MINERAL PRIMER}

The Perfecting Finish Mineral Primer creates a smooth facial canvas allowing the foundation to glide on seamlessly, leaving a fresh natural lok that lasts all day. It is recommended to apply after moisturizer and before concealer/foundation. I only used a little amount (dime size) and applied to my face after moisturizing. It created a smooth feel to my face but very lightweight. It absorbed quickly into my skin and there was no shine at all.

Mineral Primer

{CREAM FOUNDATION}

Next, I applied the Perfecting Finish Foundation in Vanilla for Light skin types.  The foundation delivers an oil-free, luminous, all-day coverage while delivering the benefits of natural minerals and vitamins. The cream foundation went on smoothly and blended nicely into my skin with no noticeable streaks. It has a soft, velvet touch and matched nicely to my light skin tone.

Perfecting Finish Mineral Cream Foundation

{ILLUMINATING MAGIC SATIN}

The final touch for your makeup … Magic Satin! Give your skin a beautiful glow with Magic Satin; made with Oats and Shea Butter, it provides your skin with a calming effect while revealing a healthy look anytime. It can be used on cheekbones, as an eye shadow base, and over lips. I LOVE THIS! I added it to my cheekbones as a bronzer to give my skin a nice glow. This was my favorite product since I am always looking for a subtle blush or bronzer for the winter months when my skin is lighter..but this will be amazing during the summer months to show off my nice tan, too.

Illuminating Magic Satin

Overall, I am completely satisfied and in love with all of the products I was able to test for Mia Mariu. Please show Mia Mariu your support by visiting their website, Facebook & Twitter.

{BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY}

Share the Beauty…Launch Your Own Health & Beauty Business! Join other entrepreneurial women who have decide to take a step to live life in their own terms and take charge of their own future with Mia! To find more information, please visit www.miamariu.com

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.