Friday, May 18, 2012

Product Reviews And A (Small) Giveaway

So a while back I signed up for Smiley360. I had heard pretty decent things about them, and figured what the hell. I mean I sign up for all kinds of useless stuff anyway. Within a few weeks I was given two new missions and it was looking pretty sweet. Then it hit a lull. Seriously I didn't qualify for a mission for about a couple months.

But it looks like lady luck is smiling down on me, as I have four new missions! Three of these actually give you the product to sample first, which is a total win in my book. I love trying new stuff but I hate spending money to do so. What if I hate it? What a waste of money! So this is an awesome way to try a new product without spending a dime.

Anyway, I've completed two of these missions, so I thought I'd share that with you guys today!

Mission One - Mystery Lotion? New and Improved Vaseline® Total Moisture®

OK, so this was actually pretty fun to do. Basically they sent me out a 3oz container of a mystery lotion, which I was then to try and fill out a survey on. Easy-peasy. They didn't actually tell me what it was until after everything was all submitted. I think that's actually a really smart way for them to do it honestly.

I was actually very surprised to find out it was Vaseline. I've never in my life used their lotion, but I guess I was expecting something more greasy. I was impressed with how quickly my skin absorbed it, and I definitely didn't get that gross greasy feeling afterwards. The smell was nice, and it wasn't too much. Personally I hate lotions that are too  smelly. If I want to smell like flowers or puppies or whatever I'll wear some perfume.

Anyway, I was impressed enough with the lotion that I actually used all of it and will now need to go get more. Maybe that was their plan all alone. Like how drug dealers let your try stuff before hand so you get addicted and then you're their customer for life. I'm assuming that's how it works, based on second-hand stories and bad cable TV shows.

This lotion gets an A from me.

Mission Two - ARM & HAMMER® Sensitive Toothpaste

Now this I was a little dubious about. I've never actually tried Arm & Hammer toothpaste. I'm a Crest kid. Always have been. I've tried Colgate before and I hate the way that stuff tastes. Nastiness.

But again I figured why not? It isn't costing me anything, so if I hate it I'm not out money. And not only were they sending me a full size tube of toothpaste, but they also sent me four samples to hand out. Super win!

I started using it the day after it came in the mail. First off - taste! I know this isn't as important with some people, but if I have to use toothpaste multiple times a day then I don't want to gag on it, you know? But the Arm & Hammer stuff actually wasn't bad. The box says it's a "fresh mint" flavor, but honestly it tasted really, really bland to me. I don't know how to better describe it. I think my tap water has more flavor than this stuff. (Of course, ours is city water that is probably killing us slowly, so perhaps not the best comparison.)

Bright side? Little to no taste means I definitely wasn't gagging on it.

It's also supposed to help whiten teeth, and I do think I see a difference between now and when I started using it (about a week now). So in my experience it does work, but the Crest I was using wasn't a whitening toothpaste so I'm not sure if the Arm & Hammer is better than what else is out there.

As far as sensitivity goes... Well, Arm & Hammer got there late on this one. The only tooth I had that was bothering me just got a good old fashioned root canal, so I haven't had any issues with sensitivity.

Overall I'd give it a B+. Good toothpaste, but honestly I think I'll just stick with Crest. Those guys know just what I want my toothpaste to taste like.

Also, I'm a creature of habit when it comes to toothpaste. Don't ask.

Oh, and if you managed to read it this far.... 

I have 4 samples of this to give away!

I'm not bothering with a crazy Rafflecopter thing for this, so all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite toothpaste is! I'll pick 4 people at random (assuming more than 4 people post comments) on Friday, May 18th.

Oh, and if you haven't done it yet you should totally go sign up for Smiley. It's so worth it and it doesn't cost anything!

Disclaimer: If you've read this whole post you know that I was given these samples to try. Everything written is my own truthful opinion. Seriously, they aren't paying me off to tell you what toothpaste to buy. If they did I would totally have to pay them back anyway since I still like Crest. I wonder...If they did pay people for reviews and they still got bad reviews would they send hired goons to go collect their money? Or break legs? Do toothpaste companies have hired goons? Is anyone still reading this? See, this is why I don't get paid for this shit. Also I've managed to work drug dealers and hired goons into this post. TOTAL.WIN.

1 comment:

  1. I don't like Arm and Hammer toothpaste. Maybe it's the fact that baking soda in our fridge is usually next to a decomposing eggplant.

    Anyway, I found you from The Bloggess and wouldn't you know it, I'm running a giveaway on my blog too! For a $100 Target gift card OR a signed copy of her book!

    If you'd like to enter, go to

    (I tried to make that as un-spammy as possible.)