Welcome Your Guests with GuestBox (special code inside)

Recently I got introduced to GuestBox, a welcome box that is perfect for any hosting experience that will delight your guests. The box includes everything they need to start their stay in the best way.

GuestBox Review by OlyaCreative

As you open the box, there is a welcome note that makes your guests feel special. GuestBox is a variety of luxury essentials and hand-selected toiletries, skincare items and snacks, all in one box! Each box holds 25 items that on their own, retail for over $200. On GuestBox.co, it’s only $49.99 for a one-time box.

Even better…

Use code: OLYACREATIVE to get 50% OFF the price of one GuestBox! But hurry! The promo is active only until Nov 15th!

If you subscribe, you save 15% on each monthly box! The price drops when the volume increases – the prices for up to 10 boxes are listed on their site. If you need more than 10 boxes a month, email them at contact@theguestbox.co for even better pricing options!

GuestBox Review by OlyaCreative

As I was looking through all the high-end products, GuestBox delivered to me such a warm and a cozy feeling. It did make me feel like it was packaged just for me and knew exactly what I needed. The products are unisex and great for up to two guests that are staying for a week or even longer.

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There are some items that I couldn’t wait to open. One of the highlights was Commodity’s StoryBook, which is a selection of 15 perfume vials that cater to all senses.

Other great products I want to mention is the Luna Play, a silicone face-cleansing device, by Swedish company, Foreo and the Exfoliating Body Scrubber by Daily Concepts! It felt so good to pamper myself while relaxing in a hot tub. Just think how thankful and happy your guests will be after a long day exploring the city or even a long flight!

GuestBox Review by OlyaCreative

I highly recommend GuestBox. It’s not just a subscription box, it’s a welcome box, it’s a box that will make you happy and will delight your guests.

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Try it and you will love it!

 

Reviewing Kenra Platinum Collection

Long and healthy hair is what I always loved and wanted, and so I am very open to trying new hair products to find the ones that are the best for my hair. However, I have to admit that no matter which products I trying, I still keep going back to Pantene brand. That changed a few months ago, after I tried Kenra Professional for the first time. (Click here to see the review.) Today I am happy to try Kenra Platinum Collection that I received in the mail a few weeks ago.

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The collection includes 5 products:

Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Shampoo

Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Conditioner

Kenra Platinum Snail CC Crème

Kenra Shaping Spray

Kenra Platinum Heat Block.

All a girl needs! -)

I wrote about Kenra Professional® before, but let me just remind you that it’s a purely professional brand dedicated to understanding and serving today’s stylists. Three unique brands, Kenra, Kenra Platinum, and Kenra Color, are each driven by the daily needs of stylists. A complete range of high-performance products combined with straightforward and accessible education gives stylists the confidence to address every client’s need.

Reviewing Kenra Platinum Collection

Each of the products of Kenra Platinum Collection is great and has it’s own purpose.

The Anti-Aging Shampoo is enriched with Snail Essence, which is a highly concentrated blend of proteins. I like how my hair feels smooth, shiny ,and squeaky clean after washing. However, it also feels a little dry…And that’s a perfect time for my favorite Kenra product…Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Conditioner! If there was only one product I could have for my hair, it would be this one. It delivers moisture, radiance and resilience to my hair, it really does!

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Next product is Kenra Platinum Snail CC Crème. I‘ve never used hair creams, but I gave this one a try. It’s lightweight and without styling hold. My hair feels soft and has a healthier look as a result.

Here is a great news! Kenra introduces the 1st ever professional alcohol free hairspray. It’s Kenra Shaping Spray. It maximizes moisture retention and, the best part is… it adds high shine finish to my hair!

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I am guilty of sometimes styling my daughter’s hair with a hairdryer and occasionally straightening it. So using this next product on her hair makes me feel a little better. It’s Kenra Platinum Heat Block Spray. It provides heat protection up to 450 degrees F and finishes with a high hold. It’s enriched with bee propolis, a natural resin that forms a cast around the cuticle for unparalleled heat protection.

Reviewing Kenra Platinum Collection

As a result of trying this new Kenra Collection, I like all the products. The only thing is that the shampoo felt like it was drying my hair a little. But if followed with Kenra conditioner right after, the results are amazing! Plus, I found my favorite conditioner that replaces the Pantene conditioner I’ve used for many years.

Kenra Platinum Collection is available at ULTA Beauty.
Thank you @Influenster and @KenraProfessional for sending me the Kenra Platinum Collection complementary to hear my honest review!

C-ESTA Serum by Jan Marini

A few months ago, I was introduced to Jan Marini Skin Research brand, and learned that it’s one of the most respected brands in professional skin care. I received their Hyla3D skincare product, used it and wrote my review about it. I was impressed by the product; in fact, it’s an important part of my daily routine now.

Since I liked the results I got from the first product they sent me, to receive another one from Jan Marini was exciting. It’s C-ESTA Serum!

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The description for the product states that it’s “a powerful antioxidant cocktail, featuring Vitamin C and DMAE, shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and uneven skin texture.” And that’s exactly what I want to see on my face… I want to see no wrinkles, and I expect lift, firm and tighten the appearance of facial contours…. Who wouldn’t want that?!

C-ESTA Serum

After using it for a couple of weeks, almost every day, I must say that I like the product. I used C-ESTA Serum daily on my face and neck daily. Just like Hyla3D, it gives my skin a tingling sensation right after applying it on, and in a minute or so it makes my skin feel tighter and look smoother. I believe it reduces the appearance of my wrinkles.

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However, I tend to go back to the Hyla3D, as I like how much smoother and hydrated skin feels after it. I also like it’s thicker and creamier texture more than of the C-ESTA Serum.

With all that said I like both products. They both make my skin feel more youthful and hydrated. They are also both great for all types of skin!
But, if there was only one product I can buy out of the two, Hyla 3D is my first choice.

I do recommend you to try out Jan Marini skincare product, and if you do, use it routinely. You will see your skin more youthful younger and healthier looking skin.

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Comfortable At Home Teeth Whitening + a GIVEAWAY!

This post is special for many reasons!

Read it till the end to find the link to the GIVEAWAY for a chance to get a FREE Professional At Home Teeth Whitening Kit ($159) you’re about to read my honest review on!

Just like many of us, I love drinking coffee, especially in the morning. I enjoy it because it tastes great and gives me energy, but staining my teeth is definitely the downside.

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In the past, I whitened my teeth with whitening strips. My first experience in using them was an instantaneous result. After applying the strips for 7 consecutive days, I noticed my teeth were very sensitive to the treatments. Another downside was my inability to whiten all my teeth.

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So as you can imagine I was thrilled to receive the at-home teeth whitening kit

from Smile Brilliant. It was the perfect timing to test it out! Just think…I can whiten my teeth from home, and still get the professional results without going to the dentist! It sounds perfect, but does it work?!

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I was pleasantly surprised with how gentle the whitening process was. Since my teeth are naturally sensitive

to whitening treatments I was impressed with the results of the desensitizing gel which is applied afterwards to reduce gum sensitivity while reducing the threat of future stains.

The whitening process is simple. All you do is follow the instructions that are included in the box. It explains everything step-by-step with photos.

Step 1: Mix the two pastes to create your dental impressions.

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Step 2: Send impressions to Professional Lab Service. The envelope is included with the box. All postage between you and the lab is covered.

Step 3: Receive your custom-fitted teeth whitening trays

 in 3-5 business days.
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Step 4: Start the whitening process.

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My experience turned out to be great.

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The trays were molded and sculpted to perfectly fit my teeth. The texture of the trays was soft and comfortable on my gums. Since my teeth are sensitive, I chose to whiten every other day, and still saw amazing results.

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Without a doubt, I definitely recommend Smile Brilliant. Out of my experience with other brands, I feel like this product delivers honest results.

GIVEAWAY

Click HERE to enter for a chance to win a FREE Smile Brilliant At Home Teeth Whitening

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If you want to purchase it,

enter the coupon code: CREATIVESIDEOFME10 

to get 10% off trays!  

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Top 5 of Kenra Professional Hairsprays

Kenra Professional® is a purely professional brand that offers a complete range of high-performance products that gives stylists the confidence to address every client’s need. These past few weeks my daughter and I were those clients.

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I was happy to receive and try each of Kenra’s top hairsprays! I got a package of 5 total hair products in my mail:

– Kenra Platinum HiDEF Hairspray 16
– Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26
– Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13
– Kenra Ultra Freeze Spray 30
– Kenra Volume Spray 25

As it turned out, it was a perfect combination of hairsprays to see how similar and different they work, and to find the one that works best for my hair.

Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13

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I liked how Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13 kept the shape of my hair and was easy to brush through. I curled my hair with a curling iron and used Medium Spray to finish up styling it. As a result, there were no hard curls. My hair still felt soft, light, and looked wavy.Kenra (3)

Kenra Volume Spray 25

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Kenra Volume Spray 25 has a super hold for 120 hours! It’s also 24 hour humidity resistant and wind resistant up to 25 MPH! Those are some impressive numbers!

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It does have a strong hold and flake-free. I imagine this would be the best hairspray to use if I am going to a wedding at the beach.

Kenra Ultra Freeze Spray 30

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Kenra Ultra Freeze Spray 30 means hairspray and shine in one. This hair product is long-lasting and has an ultra-firm hold. It will ensure that your hair will stay in place for many hours. It’s also flake-free and humidity resistant. Perfect if you want your hairdo to last long, especially where I live, in a humid place like Florida.

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Kenra Platinum HiDEF Spray 16

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HiDEF Hairspray 16 is a light-defusing finishing spray that holds undone styles with a matte finish. It sets the texture, body and fullness. I like how natural and fresh my hair is. However, because I prefer my hair shiny, I still added shine as a final touch. -)

Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26

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Finishing Spray 26 provides maximum control with long-lasting lift and style retention. This hair product is my favorite, and I did use it more often than any other ones. It’s fast-drying, humidity resistant, and has my favorite feature…it has high shine!

I usually wear my hair down, and most of the time it’s straightened with a flat iron. This hairspray does keep my hair with a nice volume and is humidity-resistant. My favorite part is that it leaves my or my daughter’s hair slick and shiny.   Kenra (10) Kenra (11)

To summarize, all five hair products worked great on my and my daughter’s hair. I have a favorite, but not because it performed better than the other, it’s because this specific one works the best for the hair style I wear the most. From now on, Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26 is my go to every day hairstyle product.

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Prior to this try-out, I honestly didn’t think much about why there are so many different hairsprays. I thought the only difference was how strong they were. Now I see why there are  so many choices of hairsprays, because many things are taken into consideration. All you have to do is to decide which hairspray suits best the style you are going for…whether you want a dressy hairstyle that will last for many hours or natural loose curls, shiny and slick hair or matte and with texture, etc.

Kenra Professional is here to help you. It offers you great products to choose from! And the products are amazing!

#SponsoredPost, but the opinions are mine and honest

Spring Renewal with Jan Marini’s most recent product launch, Hyla3D!

A few weeks ago, I got Hyla3D skincare product in my mail. I was very excited to try it out!

Hyla3D is Jan Marini’s most recent product that takes a 3-dimensional approach to restore skin’s hydration, youthful volume, smoothness, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Jan Marini Hyla3D

I started using it routinely twice a day in the morning and in the evening. In the morning, I wash my face and moisturize it. Then it’s time for Hyla3D! I only use 2-3 pumps to apply it to my entire face and neck.

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When in the evening, I apply it after all my makeup is off and my face is well moisturized. My skin feels great, as the product absorbs quickly and doesn’t dry it.

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So far I am happy with the product, but I am not done using it. It looks like the more I use it, the more results I get. -)

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“Locate a Spring Renewal National Event and enter for a chance to win weekly prizes!”

Thank you Jan Marini for letting me try this great skincare product!

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Necklace as an Inspiration

This beautiful necklace from Ettika was my inspiration to style the elegant and feminine look I wore today. This unique-style necklace made me think of the midi skirt I bought from ASOS a while ago, but had no idea what to wear it with. So, for whatever reason, I felt like these two items would go together perfectly. I hope I was right! -)

Ettika Necklace as an Inspiration

The Ettika necklace is so pretty! You will see me wearing it quite often, as it goes with so many looks. Visit Ettika online store to see an amazing collection of jewelry they have. There is lots of amazing pieces to choose from.

Even better, if you decide to buy this necklace or anything else you like from their collection, I give you a special code to get 15% OFF of your purchase!!! It’s even better isn’t it?! -)

The code isolyacreative (15% OFF)

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I wore:

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Ole Henriksen Balance Kit Review

After receiving and trying this full size kit from Ole Henrikson (received through Influenster), I have written my honest review in this post about each one of the three products received. The kit includes the Balance Oil Control Cleanser, Balance Oil Control Tone, and Balance Oil Control Hydrator.

IMG_9882   First of all, I love the sleek and modern packaging the products came in, and that shade of green is my favorite. It’s earthy and fresh. -)

Ole Henriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner

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The toner is great. The minty scent gives you the refreshing and cooling sense.

When applying it, you feel a little bit of tingling sensation, but it’s not an uncomfortable feeling, it just feels like the toner is doing its job. It tightens up your face and minimizes pores and blackheads. I definitely see noticeable improvements on my face. My pores are almost invisible on my nose! -)

My skin feels cleaner and smoother after applying it!

 Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance™ Oil Control Cleanser

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The cleanser has a creamy consistency that forms into a gentle lather when applied to a damp face. At first my skin feels cool and tingly for a couple of minutes, and then the minty scent has a cooling effect which feels extremely revitalizing. My skin feels fresh and clean after I use this. I like how it doesn’t leave my face overly dry, instead it makes it feel very smooth. I highly recommend this cleanser!

Ole HenriksenCounter Balance™ Oil Control Hydrator

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This hydrator is my favorite product of them all. I love how my skin feels light and just smooth. It absorbs super quickly, so you don’t have to worry about getting moisturizer everywhere if you put it on before bed. It also doesn’t make my skin feel oily, instead it has a perfect matte finish. I love the minty smell of the toner, as well as the other two products. I find it cooling and very refreshing. This moisturizer is very pleasant to use.

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It was amazing to be able to try all these three products for free through Influenster. I am excited to continue using them!

#OleGlow #Sponsored  @inflenster

GIVEAWAY! Win All 4 Products from The Hush collection!…and the Winner Is…

Have you read my previous post? Did you like the result? …

Then it’s time to try out the product for yourself!

Insta Giveaway

Participate in my GIVEAWAY for a chance to WIN all 4 products from the HUSH Collection!

The GIVEAWAY is on Instagram!

To ENTER, follow a few very easy steps:

  1. Follow me on instagram! @olyacreative
  2. Like my Giveaway photo!
  3. Tag your friend in the comments!

That’s ALL!

Hurry! The giveaway ends in 2 days!

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Thank you All who participated in this Giveaway!!! We have the WINNER!

It’s Ashley @ashanderson316 

Winner  for SoCozy

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SoCozy’s NEW Sensitive Hair Care Products for Kids

Look what we found at Target a few weeks ago!!! Let me tell you why I was so excited about these products. -)

SoCozy Hair Products

My daughter’s hair has always been on the dry side. As she was growing up, and her hair was getting longer, we learned that it needed some extra conditioning. And so we are always on the lookout for the hair products that are specifically made for dry hair and sensitive scalp. That’s why I was so excited to see SoCozy brand, the salon-quality hair care products developed for kids, at Target. Their new HUSH collection by SoCozy is designed to treat dry hair for children with sensitive skin. It includes HUSH Sensitive Scalp Serum, Sensitive Foam, Sensitive 2in1, and Sensitive Detangler.

Here is what my daughter’s hair looks like very morning after she brushes it. Obviously, it needs some conditioning. So, let’d start testing the HUSH collection, and see if it does what it promises.

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First, we used the Sensitive Scalp Serum. It’s a non-greasy, leave-in formula that helps calm an irritated scalp, while reducing dry flakes.

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The best way to use it is to part her hair in small sections, apply directly to scalp and massage gently.

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Then I sprayed it with the detangler. I am very impressed how well conditioned, smooth and soft her hair was. It was very easy to brush through.

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I could definitely see the benefits of using it every morning. It will get the tangles out with no problem. See the result below.

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Next, we washed her hair with the shampoo+conditioner.

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The brush on the tube was a nice feature for applying shampoo on her hair.

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The product foamed very nicely as we worked it through her hair.

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However, when my daughter rinsed it out, it didn’t just feel dry…it looked dry. As you see on the photo, her hair still needed some conditioning.

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To be fair, I have to mention again that my daughter’s scalp and her hair always needed extra conditioning. For whatever reason, the product made little difference for her hair.

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To fix the problem, we immediately sprayed the detangler on it, and again it worked its magic. Her hair became soft and easy to brush.

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To make her hair looking fuller and to add more volume, I used Sensitive Styling Foam.

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I let it dry naturally, and really loved the end result. Judge for yourself!

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To summarize my review, I will definitely be buying SoCozy detangler, foam, and scalp serum in the future. All these products work very well with dry hair. Each one of them contributed to my daughter’s hair looking softer, shinier, and healthier. I strongly recommend all three of these products.

However, I can’t say the same about the shampoo+conditioner, as it didn’t work for my daughter’s hair. It may work well with your kid’s hair, but that’s just my experience. And, keep in mind, her hair is really dry.

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If you like the result, get ready to participate in a GIVEAWAY very soon!!! The WINNER will be getting all 4 hair products from HUSH Collection! Watch out for my next post! -) 

(Sponsored post, but the opinion is mine and honest)

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