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Bargain Buys: Shoppers Drug Mart Teen Pack and Gear for Girls 2017

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

It’s that time of year again! I know it seems too early to think about Back to School because we’re only in July (seriously, didn’t school *just* end?) but Shoppers Drug Mart likes to be on top of the ball and release their Teen Packs early! And I like to try to post my unboxings so you can head to your nearest store before they sell out!

So what is a Teen Pack, you ask? I remember these from when I was a teen. Honestly, I had forgotten that these existed until last year and you can still see last year’s unboxing here. These always became available before the school year started and they would contain all your essentials! From shampoo to floss, it’s in there. Recently, they even added a make up product and full-sized items rather than the travel sized ones I remember from my childhood. And just because these are called “Teen Pack”‘s doesn’t mean they are strictly for teens. These products are great for adults too!

I only purchased the two versions of the Teen Pack that is available for girls. There is one pack that’s for boys which I didn’t get because it didn’t have enough items that I or my husband would end up using. Compared to last year, the price of these have gone up $1 to $11.99 but  for the products you get in these packs, it’s still totally worth it! These packs are such a bargain and I will show you why!

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

The first box, which was simply titled “Teen Pack” in the pink box, cost $11.99 and contained these 13 products with a value of over $47.

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

  • GUM Ora Clean Soft Toothbrush in Green, 1 count, full size
  • GUM Flossers, 20 count, travel size
  • U by Kotex Fitness Liners, 10 count 

 

 

  • Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Peel Off Mask, 10 ml, full size
  • Quattro for Women Disposable Razor in Raspberry Rain Scented Handle, 1 count, full size
  • Purell Hand Sanitizer, 30 ml

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

  • Dove Beaty Bar White, 2 x 90 g, full size 
  • Dove Go Fresh Restore Anti-Persperant Stick, 45 g, full size
  • Dove Anti-Frizz Oil Therapy Shampoo, 355 ml, full size

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

  • Dial Bodywash in Hibiscus Water, 437 ml, full size

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Burts Bees Strawberry Lip Balm, 4.25 g, full size
  • President’s Choice Facial Tissues, 10 count

How’s that for a bargain? Eight out of 13 products are full sized! There were a couple of repeats from last year’s box including the GUM toothbrush and floss, Quattro razor, and hand sanitizer. There were also a couple of repeat products but in a different scent, such as, the Dove anti-persperant, Dial body wash and Burt’s Bees lip balm. Nothing wrong with that! I know I will use most of these products throughout the year. πŸ™‚

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

The second teen pack is called β€œGear For Girls” in the purple box. Similar to last year’s box, I thought this was the better of the two. This one contains these 16 products with a value of over $54:

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • GUM Ora Clean Soft Toothbrush in Purple, 1 count, full size
  • GUM Flossers, 20 count, travel size
  • Quattro for Women Disposable Razor in Raspberry Rain Scented Handle, 1 count, full size

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Playtex Unscented Tampons and Ultra thin Pads, 4 count

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo, 400 ml, full size
  • Got2b Rockin It Dry Shampoo, 122 g, full size

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Purell Hand Sanitizer, 30 ml
  • Dove Body Wash Go Fresh Cool Moisture, 354 ml, full size
  • Simple Wipes, 7 count

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Dove Go Fresh Coll Essentials Anti-Persperant Stick, 45 g, full size
  • Nivea Lip Balm in Strawberry, full size
  • Burts Bees Replenishing Lip Balm, 4.25 g, full size

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Essence Cosmetics Smokey 2 in 1 Khol Liner, full size
  • Yes to Coconut  Facial Wipe, 1 count
  • President’s Choice Facial Tissues, 10 count
  • Life Brand Purifying Face Mask Cucumber & Melon, 15 ml, full size

 

Ten out of 16 items in this one are full sized so how great is that? Again, there are some duplicates but if you are going to be using them, it is well worth getting this box, as well!

At the $11.99 price point, these boxes have such great value and are a steal! All the products you’re getting are super practical. You get a ton of full sized products and and provides you with a variety of products! It’s a great way to try new products, too. Makes a great gift for the teen in your life or anyone really! Or buy two and treat yourself, too. πŸ˜‰ These are great sets for everyone. πŸ™‚

Are you a fan of Teen Packs? What do you love or hate about them? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Disclaimer: I purchased both packs with my own money. There are no affiliate links in this blog post.

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

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Review: Nivea Must Haves – ChickAdvisor

chickadvisor nivea must haves

 

I have heard of the Nivea brand for as long as I can remember! I remember my Mom used to buy the classic Nivea Creme when I was little. It is a tried and true brand that has been around and has lasting power. Personally, I have not used many Nivea products yet… but we are about to change that!

I recently had the opportunity to try out a handful of Nivea products through ChickAdvisor’s Product Review Club. Five Nivea products were included in the Nivea Must Haves Campaign and I was excited to try each and every one!

The first product I tried when I received this package in the mail were the Nivea Creme Care Facial Cleansing Wipes. I figured, it was the end of the day and it was time to remove my makeup so, why not?

 

chickadvisor nivea must haves

 

This is a brand new product to the Nivea product line. Each cloth has the signature Nivea Creme scent! The cleansing cloth is very, very soft and gentle on your skin. It’s not at all abrasive. It does remove most of my makeup, however, I still felt the need to cleanse my face to get a more thorough cleansing after using the cleansing wipes. Leading me to what I tried next…

The Nivea Creme Care All-in-One Facial Cleansing Lotion was the perfect “next step” in my night time skincare routine. How convenient! This is also a brand new product and it is said to have “skin- friendly ingredients” that “cleanses face and eyes thoroughly while protecting skin’s natural moisture balance.” That sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Now that the weather is getting colder and the skin is getting drier here in Alberta, it’s exactly what the doctor ordered!

 

chickadvisor nivea must haves

 

When I squeezed some of the cleansing lotion onto my hand, I noticed right away that it also had the signature scent of Nivea Creme. (I’m sensing a trend here!) Application  was smooth and it does feel like a lotion on my skin. This concerned me at first because I wasn’t sure if it would rinse off easily but I was wrong. I was rinsed it off with ease and my face felt very soft. As if I already had a moisturizer on. I was pretty happy with it.

The next product is a classic. The Nivea Creme is the original moisturizer that kick started everything! You can use it on your body, face or hands and it comes in numerous sizes (400 ml, 250 ml, 150 ml). It’s a very rich and thick moisturizing cream so it’s awesome for dry skin. I like how small this tin is. I will be adding this to the makeup bag that I keep in my purse for those moments when I need a hand cream.

 

chickadvisor nivea must haves

 

So what’s next? Oh yes, the Nivea Protect & Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant. I am usually a fan of gel anti-perspirants but this solid is pretty good! It has a nice, light scent and it works great as an everyday anti-perspirant. It is still effective even when I’m working out AFTER work… roughtly 10 hours after I first apply this after my shower in the morning! So I really can’t complain.

 

chickadvisor nivea must haves

 

And I have saved the best for last! Honestly, this product is the biggest surprise to me. As you may already know, I’m a big lip balm junkie! I keep one in my purse, my makeup vanity, my nightstand… all the important places where I may need a lip balm! So when I received the Nivea Essential Lip Balm, I was intrigued. I’ve seen this product in stores but I never had the urge to try it. Now that I have, all I have to say is – what took me so long??? I love this lip balm! It’s super hydrating! A great addition to my lip balm collection just in time for winter! To be perfectly honest, this lip balm has not left my purse since I first put it in there for “testing purposes” the day I received my package from ChickAdvisor. I use it every single day. LOVE!

 

chickadvisor nivea must haves

 

Overall, I was just so impressed with the Nivea Must Haves! ChickAdvisor doesn’t fail me when they send me these awesome boxes to try and I am just so thankful for the opportunity. πŸ™‚

Have you tried any of these Nivea Must Haves? What’s your fave product? Or if you haven’t tried anything yet, what are you looking forward to trying?

’till next time, friends!

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Disclaimer: The products mentioned were sent to me by ChickAdvisor and Nivea for free in exchange for my honest opinion. A blog post was not required but I thought these products were great so I wanted to share with my readers. ?

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Bargain Buys: Shoppers Drug Mart Teen Pack and Gear for Girls 2016

When I was a kid, I loved Back to School shopping! What can I say? I’ve been a stationery junkie my entire life!

During my teen years, I remember my parents would get me something called a Teen Pack. These always became available just before the school year started and was available for both girls and boys. They would contain travel sized products of things like toothpaste, soap, anti-persperant and more. Pretty much your daily essentials.

I had forgotten that these existed until a recent trip to Shoppers Drug Mart. I also don’t remember the packs being this big and elaborate either! They come in large boxes with 14 or 15 products with quite a few of them being full sized!

At the price of $10.99, this is such a bargain! Your teen will love this! But quite honestly, these products are great for adults, too! Who says we can’t get a teen pack, as well? πŸ˜‰

This year, I noticed two versions of the Teen Pack that is available for girls.

 

teen pack 2016

 

The first pack is simply called “Teen Pack” and contains these 14 products with a value of over $53:

  1. Gum Ora-Clean Soft Toothbrush – 1 count, full size
  2. GUM Professional Clean Flossers – 40 count
  3. U By Kotex Travel Pack – 6 count
  4. Purell Flip Cap Ocean Kiss Hand Sanitizer (except I received the Refreshing Gel kind) – 59 ml
  5. Quattro for Women Disposable Razor with Raspberry Rain Scented Handle – 1 count
  6. Dove Go Fresh with Mandarin and Tiare Flower Scent Soap Bars – 2 count x 90g, full size
  7. Dove Go Fresh Cool Essentials Cucumber Scent Anti-Persperant Stick – 45 g, full size
  8. Pantene Airspray Travel Size – 30 g
  9. Olay Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths – 25 count, full size
  10. Dial Coconut Water + Mango Body Wash – 473 ml, full size
  11. Crest Pro Health Clinical Gum Protection Toothpaste – 20 ml
  12. Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear – 4.25 g, full size
  13. Joe Fresh Lip Glass Kissable – 1 count, full size
  14. Royale Facial Tissues – 10 count

 

teen pack 2016

 

That’s pretty good considering you are getting seven full sized products!

 

teen pack 2016

 

The second – and in my opinion better – teen pack is called “Gear For Girls”. This one contains these 15 products with a value of over $64:

  1. Gum Ora-Clean Soft Toothbrush – 1 count, full size
  2. GUM Professional Clean Flossers – 40 count
  3. Platex Sport Combo Travel Pack – 4 count
  4. Quattro for Women Disposable Razor with Raspberry Rain Scented Handle – 1 count
  5. Dove Go Fresh Rebalance Body Wash in Plum and Sakura – 354 ml, full size
  6. Purell Flip Cap Ocean Kiss Hand Sanitizer – 59 ml
  7. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes – 7 count
  8. Aveeno Invigorating Body Wash in Grapefruit + Rosemary – 473 ml, full size
  9. Nivea Lip Butter Tin in Blueberry Blush – 16.7 g, full size
  10. Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear – 4.25 g, full size
  11. got2b Beach Trippin’ Salt Infusion Waving Spray – 200 ml, full size
  12. St. Ives Fresh Hydration Spray Lotion in Shae and Oat – 184 g, full size
  13. Yes to Cucumbers On-the-Go Facial Wipe, 1 count
  14. Essence Lipstick – full size
  15. Royale Facial Tissues, 10 count

 

teen pack 2016

 

This is the one I prefer, myself. Not only because there are eight full sized products(!!!) but because I’m likely to use more of the products that were included.

There are some products that overlap in both – like the GUM products and the Burt’s Bees – but there’s enough variety in each one that it appeals to many people. These are just so practical!

Regardless of which one you go with, at $10.99 a pack, they are a steal of a deal! A wide variety of products, many of which are full sized, makes for a great box! It’s also a great way to try many products you may have had your eye on but never bothered to purchase at full price. These also make a great gift!

When I think about it, these have been around forever. I don’t know why they aren’t talked about more! These are probably the best kept secret when it comes to  bargain buys because quite honestly, looking at the value in each box, these are a fantastic deal for everyone! And there are ones also available for guys so it caters to all audiences. 

Have you bought or received a Teen Pack before? What do you love about them? πŸ™‚

xoxo

Disclaimer: I purchased both packs with my own money. There are no affiliate links in this blog post.

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