Monday, February 24, 2014

Woolzies (a college students best friend)

Hello everyone! 
I am doing the thing! I would like to share with all of you an amazing product I found while getting ready to go to college. What I didn't know was how much money it would end up saving me. 

Woolzies are wool dryer balls that increase overall agitation in the clothes dryer to allow for a shorter dry time. This means that the terrible dryers that are here on campus do not win the laundry battle! I have heard so many stories about other students using the dryers and having to put clothing back through them more than three times. Not only is it a waste of money it is a waste of energy. With Woolzies the only issue I have ever had with driers is that my clothing is TOO dry! Imagine that, other's laundry comes out wet and mine is overly crisp. Its kind of ridiculous if you think about it. 
Woolzies according to their site: Woolzies are pure handmade New Zealand wool dryer balls that soften your laundry naturally without any of the chemicals of conventional fabric softeners. Unlike the plastic dryer balls, they are PVC free and won’t fall apart or melt on you.  Woolzies save time and energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. They also help reduce static and wrinkles.
Use Woolzies to snuggle up with naturally downy soft laundry that’s completely free of harmful chemicals.  Woolzies are also hypo-allergenic and totally safe for people with wool sensitivities as they will not shed onto your laundry.
Unlike even natural dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners, Woolzies last for 1,000 loads and are therefore extremely eco friendly. So why risk your health and waste your money with regular fabric softeners when you can save time, energy and money with all natural pure Woolzies!

How much do they cost? About $35. Whoaahhhh says the poor college student, $30???? I can barely afford to do my laundry in the first place! [they now offer $19.99 packs of three]
Well, think about it this way, you do laundry about once a week, for two semesters a year, for four years. If every other time you do laundry you have to put clothing back through the dryer it will cost you an extra approximately ~$1.50. 
Lets do the math, about 30+ loads of laundry a year, 15 of those have to be run twice. So that is $22.50 just in one year. Now, for four years...thats NINETY DOLLARS!!!!!! How does that $30 pack of dryer balls sound to you now? 
Even better, you will be able to use them for YEARS after that, each set is good for a thousand loads, that means when you are no longer living on college campus and your laundry costs are no longer subsidized you can still save money. I only use three in each load because I do laundry every week and a half. I use all six when I wash my bedding. I have NEVER put a load of bedding or towels through the dryer more than once. Even for those who own their own washer and dryer it will save you money, drying faster means you can use shorter cycles and save money on your enegry bill. If anyone's laundry usage is like that of my parent's house I can promise it will make a difference. When you are running at least a load of laundry every two days the energy usage stacks up. 

Although I have an obsession with my laundry smelling clean through the use of dryer sheets, my friends who don't use them noticed that after borrowing half of my Woolzies set their clothing was considerably softer and less staticky. They are marketed as 100% Pure Natural Laundry Softener   . 
Each pack of Woolzies dryer balls comes with six balls, they are safe for even those with wool allergies to use. I am so excited about these dryer balls that I feel like I am coming off as a sales crazed rep. But, I promise I am not. I think everyone should be able to save money. 

Please check out this amazing product? 

Until Next Time, 

GLITTERPUKEE!!!!

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Friday, February 21, 2014

College Dorm Room Essentials : Vinyl Disorder Wall designs

Hello everyone!

     This is , at last, one of my College Dorm Room Essentials posts. Why has it taken so long? I had been avoiding taking on the seemingly impossible task of putting up a Vinyl Wall Decoration. I was sent a wall design from Vinyl Disorder to be included in this series!
It was, not as hard as I thought it would be, but it was no where near as easy as it was explained online! 
I had some issues with with everything peeling off at one time ,the top part of the quote and the fairy came off together, the bottom created some major issues for me. When pulling the backing off the fairy part of the image started to tear. I was very careful during application that it was not pulled further and the amount of visible damage is overall minimal. 
     I think that had I read more instructions more thoroughly it could have been an easier experience. However, I have used similar types of Vinyl decorations in other applications and not experienced this much difficulty with not damaging the image while removing the backing. So, I cannot say that application was without issues. The bottom part of the quote ended up being put up in three parts, they are not perfectly aligned but thankfully I am not super OCD about stuff like this. 
    Overall, I love how much it brightens up my otherwise drab grey room and gives life to my closet doors. It gives a unique touch in my dorm that is identical to at least 200 others. I would definitely recommend a Vinyl Disorder wall decoration to anyone looking for a unique way to personalize. A rainbow of colors as well as glow in the dark make matching your current decor easy. I loved that the quote (that is not part of the original design) was easily incorporated into my piece and even if I had payed for the upgrade it would have been only about a dollar or so. I cannot seem to find the information on the website, so I hope they still offer that service. 

So, without further ado, here are the photos of my lovely wall design! 





This is easily one of my favorite parts of my dorm. I don't know how I will deal with taking it down at the end of the semester. For the price the quality is wonderful and I don't notice the fact that I messed up in application in day to day life, to be honest no one does. The fact that I have an amazing looking fairy with a wonderful quote distracts visitors from anything they could find off. I absolutely love my Vinyl Disorder applique and would definitely recommend them. 

Until Next Time,
GLITTERPUKEE!! :)


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Where have I been?

Hello everyone, 

I want to apologize for my extended absence from blogging. I have been dealing with a lot of personal issues and just barely have them under control now. 
Although there isn't much I can do but keep my head above water, I would like to say thank you for all the wonderful people who have worked with me in the past and all the companies of whom are still waiting on reviews. For that I am very sorry. I am going to be working on going through and writing posts in order of when I received the products. I will also start doing mini reviews on products that I have picked up from one place or another and share them with you all :) 
I will do my best to be more consistent in my writing, it was suggested as a way of coping and I had let it go as things got bad. 

I cannot wait to get all the reviews I have to write done! The products are all absolutely fantastic and I cannot wait to share them with you! 


Until Next Time, 

Leah Glitterpukee

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Perlier Volcanic Thermal Scrub

Hey everyone~!

I have posted about the Italian brand Perlier before, and here they are again. Perlier on HSN has sent me the Volcanic Thermal Scrub via iFabbo! 

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I have used at least a hundred different scrubs in my life... if not more. But, this one was special. It was not oil based, but instead the exfoliating particles were suspended in a gel like substance. It did not foam up, even though I thought it could be a possibility. The size of particle varies greatly, there are fine powders and coarser granules mixed together, definitely something that would set a scrub apart from the rest. For the most part, scrubs contain a particular size of grit and attempt to stay consistent. 

The actual experience was pretty nice, the scrub did not feel super heavy or leave a film on my skin after I had rinsed it off. I feel that this part of the reason many beauty lovers are turned off from scrubs. When you have to work extra in order to feel clean after taking a shower it is not the best feeling. The light gel left my skin feeling clean, smooth and moisturized. 

There is a light clean scent to the scrub, this makes it easy to convince "manly" men (I say this mostly as a poke at my friends who don't like to use flowery scented scrubs but still want to feel smooth) to use a scrub. I personally like the slightly more clean scent to some of the heavy syrupy fragrances I have experienced in the past. It is fresh, clean, and reminds me greatly of the perfume line "Clean". Almost like a unisex deodorant soap. I enjoy it greatly :) 

Overall, I think this is a really great product. According to the HSN website here are the benefits of this product;


  • Complex of key ingredients contains water from the hot spring concession located in the municipality of Abana Terme (Padua)
  • Helps optimize skin's elasticity for a more youthful appearance
  • Helps combat visible signs of aging such as the appearance of dull-looking skin
  • Formulated with key ingredients that are rich in mineral salts
  • Contains minerals of different particle size for dual rejuvenating and smoothing beauty action
  • Finer powders smooth skin and rough area 
  • Helps leave skin soft and velvety 


That seems a bit of an overstatement in my opinion, but not all benefits will be apparent at the first few uses so they might be more visible after a few more regular uses. 

Overall, I would definitely recommend this scrub, on its own it goes for about $25USD which is not terrible. I would not say that it is the best scrub I have ever used, but it does deserve a place in my top 15 list. 

Thats about it! 

Until Next Time,


GLITTERPUKEEE!!!!!



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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rain Water Botanicals

Hello Everyone :DD

Today I am introducing a really wonderful company that is on Etsy. They make everything by hand and in small batches. Almost all the ingredients are easy to pronounce and there are no harsh chemicals to mess with your skin. This brand is Rain Water Botanicals :) I try not to copy and past from a companies page but their start up story is inspiring and really quite wonderful so I feel like it should be shared. 

Our Story
Our first and most popular product, Rainwater Botanicals Healing Salve, was formulated in 1999. We were looking for an all natural multi-purpose salve to take along on camping trips for minor cuts and scrapes. At that time there was very little on the market that met our needs, so into the kitchen we went.

Our first ingredient was, and still is Comfrey. Comfrey has incredible healing capabilities and works wonders on many types of skin problems. Through endless hours of research, and some old fashioned trial and error, we believe we have come up with the perfect recipe.

In 2000, we started sharing our Healing Salve with friends and family and received rave reviews. News traveled fast, and we began to hear what we call "Owie Stories" from all over the country. We started sending out Healing salve samples and soon began to hear stories of miraculous recovery from dry skin, eczema, rashes, insect bits, cuts scrapes and diaper rash!

In 2004 we began putting together several lines of products that we truly believe in and personally use.

Please know that we sell only products that we truly believe in and we personally test each and every product. If you have comments or concerns please feel free to contact us!

I received five items from the Rainwater Botanicals line. The Brightening Face Lotion, Ain't no Bugs on Me bug spray, Big Blue soap, Intensive Eye cream and Bergamot and Vanilla Hand and Body Butter. 

(all photos are from the Rainwater Botanicals Etsy site!)

My favorites have to be the Big Blue Soap and the Intensive Eye Cream. The soap is absolutely wonderful. It is an over sized bar that didn't even fit into my soap dish! I had to cut in half in order to not lose it every time I went to use it because it didn't fit in my hand well >..< It smells a bit like fruitloops to me while using it. But after it smells fresh and wonderful! I love how my skin feels and smells after using this soap.



I really like the intensive eye cream simply because it feels really nice on my skin and doesn't sit, but it still has a nice slip to it. It doesn't pull on the fragile skin beneath your eyes! Perfect!
It helps with the bags under my eyes (from not sleeping as a college student) and doesn't stay greasy like some others I have used in the past. It smells fresh. A bit sweet but overall it isn't a strong scent. 

The Brightening Face Lotion is really awesome but it isn't my favorite only because my skin is pretty dry and it isn't moisturizing enough for me to wear on it's own. My skin starts to suck the moisture out of it really quickly. It does have a certain level of SPF because it contains Zinc Oxide which is a natural blocker of UV rays. The other ingredients in the lotion work with the combination of the SPF to help brighten your skin. Its pretty awesome :) I just layer it with my daily moisturizer so it doesn't leave white streaks on my face. It is packaged in a dark brown glass bottle with a pump dispenser. 


The Bergamot and Vanilla Hand and Body Butter is so light and fluffy! I love how smooth it goes onto the skin and leaves the skin feeling moisturized but not greasy. I don't mind greasy( I am an avid using of skin and body oils) but it is nice when I am going somewhere or need to put on pants and don't want to have residue on the inside of my pant legs. 


The only one I have not yet had the chance to test it's true potential is the bug spray. Ain't No Bugs on Me smells wonderful, Penny Royal, Sandalwood and Geranium. It sounds like it would work but you never really know. I did wear it on a "nature hike" through a park and I did not get bitten but the density of mosquitoes at that time was minimal so I feel like it wasn't the most accurate test of the bug repellent's ability to do its job. 


Overall Rain Water Botanicals far exceeded my expectations. All of the products are now part of my weekly regime. I love them and would suggest  their products to anyone who is looking to make more of their skin care naturally derived. 


Until Next Time
GLITTERPUKEEE :D 



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