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Garnier Olia Hair Color Review

BzzAgent sent me a coupon to try Garnier Olia haircolor and I was super excited to try a new color. Anyone who knows me knows that I've been coloring my hair since I was 13 years old. I've tried many shades from bright blue, purple, and fire engine red to pricey complex process salon dye jobs.

I've stuck to mostly brown shades for the past couple of years and wanted a change. Most of my adult life, I've used either reddish tint or bolder rusty reds, so it seemed like a fun idea to go back to that for a while. Honestly, it was a little challenging to pick a shade I wanted to try because my experience with box color "light" and "medium" seems different from the example photos on Olia boxes. The brown and red shades look darker than what I would call "light," for example.

At Walmart, there were 14 of the 24 Olia shades in stock, which narrowed down my choice. Since I was fearful of trying any light colors in case they were too light for me, a…

Garnier Overnight Peel Update: Day 6

I just applied the Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel (that's a long name) for the sixth time. My BzzAgent kit factsheet says that overnight, I should see smoother, hydrated skin and in a week, brighter skin. After a month, imperfections will be significantly reduced and in 12 weeks, the size of dark spots will diminish.

The truth is, I haven't noticed a difference yet. My husband hasn't either. I'm faithfully applying the peel about an hour before bed, just to be sure it's completely dry before my face hits the pillow. Though there's no pain or discomfort, it does feel like there's something on my face for a little while after applying, like a thin mask. It's mostly noticeable when I'm walking around the house, with a feeling like there's a light breeze across everywhere but my face. Not really annoying, just different.

The only potential negative so far is that 48 hours after my first application, I got a big zit on my forehe…

Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel

Thanks to BzzAgent, I'm trying the Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel. Just this afternoon, I received a full-size bottle for free in exchange for an honest opinion of how it works. I do love free products and even more, love talking about what's good or not so good, so this should be fun!

Tonight's the first night I'll be trying the peel. Instructions are to apply it at night and leave it on. No washing it off. Just put it on, let it be and go about my normal routine the next morning. Sounds easy enough.


If you're curious to know more, my kit included an informational guide about the product. What I noted right away was that visible results occurred quickly in clinical studies when this product was used with the dark spot corrector. Used alone, it could take four weeks before I see a noticeable improvement. I'm curious to see how long it takes, so I'll take pictures regularly and post them as a series in one month.

In the meantime, here…

Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and Fragrance Mist

In the past, I've reviewed products for fun. I've also worked as a mystery shopper on and off for years, so when I signed up for BzzAgent's program, I was super excited to try real products in exchange for some good, old-fashioned, honest reviewing. Unlike a lot of review programs, with BzzAgent, honesty really is important, so you won't hear good feedback from me unless it's truly how I feel.

BzzAgent sent me a packet with coupons for a free Glade Expressions Collection oil diffuser starter kit and a fragrance mist starter kit.

My husband suggested we stop by Walmart while we were out and pick up the kits so I can get started reviewing right away. It was easy to find the Expressions Collection. Walmart only had one fragrance choice for the diffuser starter kit, Pineapple and Mangosteen, but there were a few choices for the room spray. I let Penny pick and of course, she went with the purple one, lavender and juniper berry.

At home, the first one I went for was th…