New Health Blog– Shot of Green

Top of the mornin’ to ya,

I have very exciting news (well for me at least) and I hope some of you will be just as excited as well.  I’ve created a blog about something I’m very passionate about– health and clean eating.

If you or anyone you know would be interested please be sure to check it out:

Shot of Green — My Journey to Healthy Living




Xoxo –Glitteredscrubs


P.s. I will be updating on this blog soon, I have pictures ready just need to get posting.


Bzzagent Schick Hydro Silk Razor Review & Giveaway

I received the new Silk Hydro razor from BzzAgent to try and review. I was a little skeptical about a woman’s razor, because embarrassing they just don’t cut it for me. I tend to use a men’s razor either from Gilette or Schick. So I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this and it worked so well.

The Claim:

“Schick Hydro Silk®razor, you go beyond an incredibly close shave to actually care for your skin.” With water-activated moisturizing serum that hydrates skin for up to two hours after shaving. Built for a woman with the 5 curve sensing blades that are irritation free.

The Schick Hydro Silk razor was last year’s most awarded new razor based on Beauty Awards from top magazines such as Cosmo.

What I thought:


  • 5 blades — that are sharp and work just as well as a mens razor 
  • Body contouring head –to get around all the curves of your body (it got the back of my knees perfectly!)
  • Skin guard– protects against irritation (this was a fist pump moment for me, no redness or itching after shaving)
  • Moisturizing serum — keeps hydration for up to 2 hours
  • Great handle that felt like a shoe gel insert


  • The shower holder suction cup doesn’t hold up– but I’ve never really had any of them ever hold up.
  • Best when done in small strokes, it just doesn’t glide or shave as closely when doing long strokes.Would I recommend this? Yes!

I got a close shave that didn’t burn, redden, or cut up my skin. Available easily at all major retailers for the same price or less than your current razor. So give it a try!

I’m giving away 4 coupons for the Schick Hydro Razor so you guys can give it a try. There will be two winners who get 2 $5 off coupons (one for you and a friend).



* I received this product for free from Bzzagent to review, I am not being paid or compensated for this post. All opinions are mine*

WINNERS For Cravebox!

The Winners for the Teen Time / Pamper Me Boxes are Shelby & Ana. Congrats guys! 

Please email me at and I’ll mail out your packages by Tuesday. 

Look Into My Eyes — Everything you need to know about under eye treatment

Eyes are the window to the soul. Unless you have under eye bags that nightmares are made out of. As we grow older and more stressed our eyes seem to scream it to the world, glasses and wonderful concealer be damned.

What causes the under-eye terrors?

Under eye bags: Its in your genes. It can also be contributed to years of lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and a whole lot of salty foods. Also, as we grow older its a natural part of aging (I’m not talking about the 20’s and 30’s) due to elasticity and collagen loss.

Three typical under eye concerns are:

  • Hyper pigmentation under the eyes which is the dark circles under the eyes, aka raccoon eyes. This can be contributed to a number of reasons: Sleep, diet, allergies, and genetics.
  • Shadowing as seen as blue/green veins that are prominent under the eyes. This happens due to the aging process when the skin under the eyes become thinner.
  • Puffy or baggy under eye problems are commonly called bags. This can occur due to poor circulation or chronic baggy eyes can be a heredity problem. Another concern can be intake of excessive salty foods and water retention causing puffy under eyes.

Lifestyle changes to decrease under-eye problems:

1) Diet- a well balanced diet with controlled sodium levels based on normal (<2,500 mg / day) or doctor recommended amounts for those with medical conditions.
2) Sleep- a no brainer and one of the most appealing options as well. Undisturbed sleep of 7-9 hours a night within 1-2 hours of regular bed-time.
3) Exercise- a great way to increase circulation and keep not just your body & mind healthy but you under-eyes as well.
4) Taking a breather- being overworked and run down is one of the easiest way to show stress under the eyes. Try to schedule only as much as you can take on and remember to take a few minutes to refresh yourself.

At home remedies:

There are probably a million and one ways to help under eye problems, its really all trial and error to see what works best for you. Here are a few popular ones with reasons to why they work. After any remedy be sure to wash the eyes with cool water and moisturize.

1) Puffiness

  • Caffeinated tea bags (green or black tea). Tea bags are steeped in hot/warm water for 3-5 minutes and take out until the bags are warm and comfortable to the touch (you don’t want to burn your eyes!) Lie down, close your eyes, and place tea bags on closed lids. Keep on for 8-12 minutes and relax. If you like place a warm towel on your face to soak up dripping tea and give a more spa experience.  Why does this work? The caffeine in the tea helps constrict the blood vessels and reduce swelling. Tea also contains many anti-oxidants that the eyes can reap up to keep you looking fresh and younger longer. 
  • Cucumbers. A common and tried method that works. Simple as cutting up two slices, placing on the eyes and relaxing for 10-15 minutes. The cucumber works in the same way as the tea bags by constricting the blood vessels and reducing swelling. This is great remedy for the hot summer days.
  • Milk. The one product that is always around and a easy and cheap way to reduce puffiness. Soak two cotton balls in milk, lie back, and place one on each closed lid. Soak it up for 10 minutes. You can  again use a warm towel on your face on top of the cotton balls for a more relaxing spa feel. Why the milk? Milk contain lactic acid which way not only to reduce puffiness but dark circles.

2) Dark Eye Circles & Shadowing

  • Potato Slices. Cut two slices of potatoes, recline back, and place on closed lids. Keep on for 10-15 minutes. Potatoes contain natural skin lightening agents that help decrease the dark rings around your eyes. 
  • Rose Water. Dip two cotton balls in rose water and place on closed lids for 5-10 minutes. Rose water helps reduce dark circles by improving blood circulation to the eyes. This is one of my favorite remedies, its smells so divine, I feel like a queen in Egypt getting the royal treatment.

Under eye creams:

In a article by the Huffington Post, At What Age Should You Use Eye Creams?, Dr. Rebecca Baxt brings up when and why you need to start using under eye creams.

According to Dr. Baxt the best time to start counts on your skin type. Women with dry eyes need to start early as possible, I’m talking teens and early twenties, to keep the eye skin moisturized so skin doesn’t prematurely age. Others can get away with starting in their mid 20’s to early 30’s, right around the time when age starts to play a role in under eye health.

A good moisturizer and routine helps keep the skin around the eyes well moisturized.

Dr. Baxt mentions that “Eye creams keep the skin moist and that makes people look younger. When wrinkles get dry, they look deeper and worse. As a good and gentle moisturizer, eye creams help by keeping the skin moist so fine lines don’t show up as much.”

The best method to put on under eye creams:

1) NEVER EVER rub or smudge cream across the eyes. EVER! Under eye skin is sensitive and delicate (10X thinner than rest of face), a little pressure and rubbing the skin can cause damage to the skin and cause wrinkles.

The best way to put on cream under your eyes if you are using your hands is to use your ring finger to dab the cream and pat under the eye starting from the outside and working your way in. Do a light tapping method to stimulate the skin under the eye.

Here is a great picture that The Beauty Department posted of where to apply your under eye cream.
Under eye

**Please be sure to try anything with caution due to the risk of allergies or skin reactions. I suggest trying a small patch test first. **

Have any further questions? Want to know more? Tell me what you think 🙂

Cravebox Giveaway!


I was fortunate enough to win another Cravebox blog contest, which allowed me to get TWO Teen Time Craveboxs to giveaway to my readers. This box is perfect really for girl or woman so don’t let the title fool you.

Inside the Teen Time Cravebox

Rules for entry (simple as always):

1) Must be 18 or older to enter or have parents permission so I can ship you the box

2) Must be a subscriber/follower to this blog

3) Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite memory is from when you were a teen.

4) Add me on facebook (Alli Ann) for an additional entry

The details:

1) This contest ends on February 15th 8 PM EST

2) Please let me know where I can contact you incase you don’t get notifications for responses (I’ve had this happen on every contest!)

3) There will be two winners (yay!)

Good Luck!!


Cravebox information:  If you want to get in the action and enter to receive a box (each box is by random entry drawing and not a monthly subscription service). I’m look forward to the cooking light and book lovers one ❤ .

If I was the one to sway you into getting cravebox please be sure to put my username glitteredscrubs in the referral section in your about me in your profile. Thanks in advance!

Upcoming Craveboxes

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Instant Purchase Boxes : These are guaranteed boxes that are shipped to you! You also know what you will be getting, so if you missed out or want another one check it out!

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Love with Food– International Delights Theme

January’s Love with Food is themed as International Delights. This might be my last box for a while, regrettably. I am going to slowly savor and cherish this. If you would like to join Love with Food they are $10 and for every box you get they donate a meal to a hungry child.

This months box:

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1) Turbana’s Natural Plantain Chips- I’ve never actually had any type of plantain chips, so i’m curious about these.

2) Newtree’s Organic Chocolate in Milk Chocolate with Cinnamon & Dark Chocolate with Belgian Biscuits. These are very itty bitty but look interesting.

3) GoGo Squeez – Apple on the go in AppleStrawberry. I’ve been wanting to try one of these suckers!

4) Firecracker ChocoPod– with sultry sea salt, smokey chipotle and dark chocolate. Best part? Its only 50 calories. It looks very tempting.

5) David Rio’s Tiger Spice Chai- this will have to get in line I have tons of other samples I have yet to try.

6) Kyotofu’s Modern Japanase Dessert (3 flower shaped Shortbread Tea Cookies)– this is a gluten free treat. Kyotofu’s has actually received New York’s Best Cupcake Award from New York Magazine.

7) Lastly, Biscotti’s di Suzy’s Almond Anise Biscotti

That’s it folks!

Cravebox Resoultions — Ring it in the Healthy Way

It has finally arrived! The Resolutions box was priced at $15, my most expensive so far and boy was it worth it. I earlier blogged about being healthy this new year as one of resolutions and it seems like cravebox read my mind. You know me so well.

Inside the box:


1) Mary Kay’s TimeWise Repiar Volu-Firm Eyecream- This is a full sized product valued at $40! I will start trying this tonight and have a review up after 1-2 weeks of use. This is for deep lines, wrinkes, sagging lids, under eye darkness, puffiness and so much. I am super excited to try this!

2) 2 cans of the new 10 calorie drinks-  7 up & A&W Root Beer — this honestly seemed a little weird having in the box. They probably could have saved cost in etting a coupon instead of shipping them. None the less I will end up using these or someone in my household will.

3) Cocoa Via – Daily supplement variety sample pack to health support healthy circulation. These seem intersting I’ve never tried or heard of them. There are 4 packets all in different favorings.

4) Zone Perfect’s Perfectly Simple Peanut Crunch Nutrition Bar

5) SunRype’s Fruit Source- 3 bars of all natural 100% fruit and veggie bar. Hmm Interesting.. I’m interested and scared to try them at the same time. I like that these are 2.5 serving of fruit per bar! I got 2 in mango strawberry & 1 in Strawberry.

6) SunRypes Just Fruits & Grains Strawberry Mango. This is 2 serving of fruit and no added sugars.

7) 1 sample of Celestial Seasonings Metabo Balance Wellness Tea– a Green Tea Supplement. I love this brand for my teas so this will be put to good use.

8)Pantene Silky Moisturize Whip in a sample size. I already got one of these in the teen box so not as excited.

9) Lastly, a Wholly Guacamole Chip Clip with a bunch of coupons. 1 free product of any Wholly Guacamole product, yes!  .75 off a box of Celestial Tea, $1.00 off a box of Perfectly Simple, 1 free Smart Ones Product (up to 4.00).

What do you guys think of the box? I was expecting a box of multi vitamins and nutrition bars. I like their idea of a full sized eye cream better! Check out Cravebox and their upcoming boxes. If you subscribed after reading my blog please be sure to enter my username GlitteredScrubs in the referral program, thanks guys!

Also be sure to check out my Coffee Lovers Giveaway coming soon!

Winner of the Winter Favorites Giveaway is Shelby! Please be sure to email me! Congrats!