Friday, February 24, 2012

I'm very excited to see on my BzzAgent account this status for my Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin campaign:

"Shipped via U.S. Mail on 02/23/2012"

Yay!!!!!! Hopefully it will arrive by the end of next week!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Burt's Bees(R) Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin

Yay, I got another BzzCampaign invite as a BzzAgent!

I am happy that this one is finally open and available to Canadians.

It looks like as part of the kit I should receive coupons to share, plus samples of the sensitive facial cleanser, daily moisturizer, night cream, and eye cream. Estimated arrival time is three weeks. I am slight disappointed there is no toner included (maybe there will be a discount coupon for it?) and I am most excited to try the moisturizer. I have yet to find one that leaves my skin moisturized but non-greasy and doesn't cause it to break out in a day or two.

My Bzzguide says the products contain cotton, rice, and aloe. I've heard of aloe, of course, for sensitivity, but not cotton or rice so I am curious to see how these work with my redness-prone skin. I hope it works on t-zone blemishes, too!

All in all, it was a good day to get the campaign invite email!

Unfortunately, I didn't really like this particular Burt's Bees product.  It was too heavy/greasy feeling for my skin, especially the moisturizer.  If I had dry, sensitive skin I think it may have worked well.  However, I have combination skin, so it left a feeling of slickness on top and never felt quite clean.  I do love other Burt's Bees products, especially their spot blemish treatment and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, so I was disappointed with this product.  Most friends I gave the moisturizer sample to had the same experience.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stouffer's Saute Sensations Review

Last year, Stouffer's had a reward system where you would enter PINs from specially marked boxes of Lean Cuisine, Stouffer's Bistro Panini & Crustini, and the like. Once you reached a certain number of PINs you were sent an envelope via regular mail with a $10 gift card to a store of your choice (limited selection at the start of signing up for the reward account) and several coupons for free products. One of these coupons was for Saute Sensations.

Saute Sensations are found in most grocery stores' freezer sections (Safeway, Superstore, Wal-Mart are the ones I have checked) and in some food-enabled Shopper's Drug Mart locations.

I decided that the Mediterranean Chicken flavour was the safest to try. After hanging around in our freezer for a few months, a night came where we had nothing quick for dinner and were both tired. Saute Sensations to the rescue!

The above photo is of the package contents straight out of the freezer. A good start as all the food looks like food.

Saute for about seven minutes and it turns into this:

Food still looks like food!

The package contained enough to feed two regular adults. Our meal could have been supplemented by a small green salad, but not much else. There are probably just under two servings of vegetables per person in the package.

There were plenty of coloured peppers and potatoes as well as chicken. It tasted real and reasonably new and unprocessed.

I was impressed. I'd say Saute Sensations are a good instant emergency dinner to keep on hand in your freezer. The latest sale price I saw was $5.99, regular retail is about $8.99.