Sample Saturdays: Secret Clear Gel

Between Ipsy, giveaways and more, I’ve gotten the opportunity to try various products that have even turned out to be monthly faves. As a result, I’ve decided that it is time I dedicate a series to review these various products.
Therefore, today is the start of my ‘Sample Saturdays’ series.

Firstly, a few months ago I signed up to become a BzzAgent, which is a free to join community of consumers, who complete surveys in order to qualify for brand/product campaigns. When qualified, free samples are then sent and when received one should share their reviews of that product on various social media platforms. So, the product that I will be reviewing today, is from my first BzzAgent campaign, where I received two Secret® Clear Gel samples (one to keep and one to give to a friend).


The Product’s Details & Claims:
  1. Amazing microcapsules absorb odor and release a beautiful scent, keeping you fresh all day.
  2. Protection that goes on clear, stays clear.
  3. Available in seven scents: Ooh-La-La Lavender, Cocoa Butter Kiss, So Very Summerberry, Va Va Vanilla, Coconut Splash, Truth or Pear and Pasion de Tango.

Prior to this, I never used a deodorant gel before and so I did not know what to expect. After trying it for the first time, I realized that it goes on wet and so I had to wait a few seconds for it to dry before throwing on my clothes. I loved the fact that I did not have to worry about it leaving any marks on my clothes. However, I was disappointed that it did not live up to the claims of it “keeping [me] fresh all day”, as a few hours after, I realized I was starting to develop a body odour. Now given that it was a very warm summer day, I decided that maybe I should try it again when the time was a bit cooler, and I found that it lasted a bit longer that time around.  In terms of the scent, I liked the Cocoa Butter Kiss formula that I received. However, all and all I doubt that I will be purchasing this product in the future, as I prefer a more lasting deodorant.

Have you ever tried Secret Clear gel before?
What are your views on it or other deodorant gels?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.


{Disclaimer: I received a free sample from Secret, through BzzAgent and decided to share an honest review. In addition, this post contains referral links but I receive no monetary compensation for sharing, just a possible increase in social media bzz points.}

Sunday Inspiration & Share

Hello Lovely People
Here is another dose of Sunday Inspiration, to kick start your week.
Since, this month I'm working on becoming more consistency, 
this quote by Mattieologie resonated with me.

 {Original picture found here & was edited by me}

Mattie also reminded me of the fact that “we miss out on so many opportunities”, when we are not consistent.  One such example of that for me is with this blog, as the sporadic posting here, among other things has resulted in little blog growth. Therefore, I’m now making a conscious decision to not only do better with the blog but in other areas of my life that will benefit from more consistent effort. In addition, in my attempt to become more consistent, I am also taking the time to make note of the things that hinder my consistency, for example when I lose motivation. I am also putting contingency plans in place, in order to recover from such barriers.
If you’re like me and consistency is something that you also need to work on, then I implore you do some of the following things:
  • Make a mental commitment to become more consistent and practice it daily. 
  • Remember that developing habits take time and as a result don’t be too hard on yourself, if you stumble. In fact, plan for possible shortcomings by putting something in place that will help in bouncing back from such setbacks. 
  • Remind yourself of the general outcomes you hope to achieve and break it down into daily tasks that work towards that outcome.  In addition, do ensure that your outcomes & tasks are written down, so that you can review them daily. 
  • Get accountability partners, who will help to keep you on track and will encourage you to follow though and remain consistent. 
  •  Lastly, I will like to encourage you all to sign up for Mattie’s 5-Day Consistency Cleanse. THIS: Today I’m working on becoming a more consistent being.

 Sunday Share
Here are some more random facts about myself:
  1. Some other bad habits I'm working on include: my poor sleeping pattern, my internet addiction and my procrastination tendency.
  2. I'm a huge Trey Songz fan.
  3. I'm on my fourth Sony, point & shoot camera .
Will you be following me on the #Road2Consistency?
What are some of the bad habits you are trying to break?
Let's chat in the comments below.

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