Maybelline Matte Metallics VoxBox Unboxing and Review | Influenster

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*Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own*

Hello friends! Happy Thursday!

I was recently selected to take part in the Maybelline Matte Metallics Voxbox from Influenster. I was so excited when I found out because this is my very first all makeup voxbox!

In case you were wondering, Influenster is a great website where you can discover new products, write honest reviews, create personalized lists of your favorite products or create wishlists, earn badges, participate in campaigns, and test out products for free! Anyone can join! I’ve been a member for a few years now and I love it! One of my favorite things is the app. Many campaign activities, such as social media posts, are easier using the app. You can upload your makeup or beauty looks now, too. I also love the scan feature in the app. When you are out shopping, you can scan the barcode on an item and instantly see reviews for it! It’s a life-saver!

Interested? Click my reference link to sign up and get started today! http://www.influenster.com/r/1073568

But onto the good stuff…

The Maybelline Matte Metallics Voxbox came with two lipsticks. I received Molten Bronze #970 and Smoked Silver #978.

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Now I will be honest, when I opened the box, I was a little intimidated and scared. These colors in the tube are dark. The boldest I’ve gone with my lip color is red and the “wildest” I’ve gone is a darker pink-purple, that still looked like an everyday color. Count in the fact that it’s just been in the past year, year and a half, that I’ve really dived in and started wearing lipstick… you can start to paint a picture of how I was feeling. However, I always try to find the benefit in each situation. First, I was grateful to be chosen for this campaign. These are products that are sent to me, completely complimentary, and I get to share my opinion about them. That’s pretty awesome. Second, Halloween is just around the corner. I thought these colors would be perfect for it!

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My plan was to create fun Halloween inspired looks, but I really surprised myself.

The first color I used was Smoked Silver #978. I did a smokey eye and liquid eyeliner, three coats of various mascara, and the lipstick. In the tube, the color is definitively dark purple with specks of silver, and an almost goldish sheen. I applied it to my lips straight from the tube. It was very soft and velvety, but the color was not as dark on my lips as I was expecting. It was a vampy purple-silver and really brought out the color of my eyes. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it actually looked on me. The color is a true matte, and feels good on the lips.

Smoked Silver, paired with a black choker, a chained choker, a black lace sweater, and with my hair up in a ponytail – I was living my childhood dream of 90’s witchy vampire girl. I was ready to walk on the set of The Craft for a role in the witchy squad, or onto the set of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and be the new chosen one (or a vampire extra haha!) I loved this look and loved the lipstick color!

Next up was Molten Bronze #970. Again, I was a little nervous about this color. It is a very dark brown with specks of gold in the tube. I set out to create a bronzed goddess look with this lipstick. I went to apply a metallic quartz eyeshadow to my eyelid for a little shimmer, and my brush still had a little bit of espresso on it. So my eyes instantly got smoked out. Oops. I went with it and ended up with a nice brown/bronze smokey eye. Then I applied the lipstick. Again, it went on smooth and felt velvetty on my lips. It was a nice bronzy matte color. As soon as I put it on, it completed the look. Once again, I had 90’s vibes going on (when you discover your true self hahahahaha!)… I tousled my wavy strands and ended up with a few different vibes:

Had I added a flannel and doc martens – 90’s chic grunge

Motorcycle boots and a leather jacket – Biker chick, or 90’s rock and roll chick (maybe heels instead of boots)

I added a cross necklace and went with 90’s vamp vibes, but as I was getting pics of my look, I realized that I looked like Madonna in the Like A Prayer video. (minus my long hair and darker eyes)

This was my favorite Maybelleine Matte Metallics lipstick color out of the two.

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I was very surprised with this voxbox. I still cannot get over how good these lipsticks look on! I give these 5 stars out of 5. The colors are beautiful and truly matte. They feel velvety on the lips and after trying them, I think they would look good on everyone! I looked up the price at Walmart – they retail for $5.50, which I think is pretty comparable to other drugstore lipsticks. I recommend looking into this line and trying the lipstick out! There are ten colors total to choose from and I want to try Copper Spark #958 and Hot Lava #962.

Well that’s it! What do you think about the Maybelline Matte Metallics Lipstick line? Which color would you want to try or have you tried? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!


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July/August Favorites

Hello friends!

Here we are at the end of August already. Which means it’s time for another favorites post. I’ve combined July and August favorites. Let’s get started!

 

Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker in Red!

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A girl needs her coffee! My old coffee pot was a little worn… the heat plate had started to crack and my husband told me it was time for a new one. He got me this in early July and I love it! #1, it’s red! It just brings a nice pop of color to the kitchen. Second, it allows me to set the strength of my coffee.. which I’ll tell you.. is always on strong. 😉 I like my coffee black and strong. No ruining it with milk, creamer, or sugar.. yuck! It has a nice set up feature, like most coffee pots nowadays. I am not awake enough in the morning to put water and coffee in the pot and then wait. I set it up the night before. It turns on and makes my coffee for me about 15 minutes before I get up. Is there anything better than a full pot of HOT coffee waiting for you when you wake up in the morning? I think not. Also, it turns off automatically after 2 hours.. beeping to alert me that it’s doing so. All I have to do is turn it back on. The only downside to this coffee maker, that I’ve found, is that if the pot is not just so, it makes a huge mess all over the counter. Looking at reviews, other people have also had this issue. I’ve found a fix: simply turn the pot so that the handle is to the right. I haven’t had any problems with leaking since.

 

Tone Blissful Awakening Caffeine and Vanilla Blossom Body Wash

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I found this on sale at Wal-Mart and had to try it out! The yellow bottle and the word, ‘caffeine’ caught my attention. I love this and actually am almost out. It smells amazing.. like a vanilla, tropical vacation… and leaves your skin feeling fresh and soft. It’s a wonderful shower experience. I can’t attest to the energizing feeling… I like to take a shower before bed because my hair takes forever to dry.. but I loved it all the same! I was disappointed to see that the store was out when I went last week, so hopefully they’ll get more in because I need another bottle!

 

Fruity Pebbles

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I love cereal. Not as much as Matt on Big Brother 19, but I could (and do) eat cereal for every meal of the day! I typically eat Raisin Bran (Yes, I’m old) but once in awhile, I like to switch it up. Fruity Pebbles are a gem from my childhood. This box was gone in a few days because we all love it at my house! Yabba Dabba Doo! hahaha! Fun Fact: I don’t like milk, so I eat my cereal dry. Way more delicious!

 

Chapstick Aloha Coconut

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I am a chapstick girl at heart. I always have some tube or container of chapstick with me. Normally, I am not a fan of the Chapstick brand.. but Wal-Mart had 4 packs on sale for like $2… um, that’s a good deal! So, I picked out the package with 3 original tubes and this one. First, let me say, this is my new favorite! It smells like the beach – Coconut tropical vacation.. Calgon take me away! haha! It keeps my lips moisturized and hydrated.. what more could I ask for? I am hoping that they sell these individually because I would love to get more.

 

Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Conditioner

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Most of you know I have really long hair. It’s thick, it’s heavy, and it demands a little bit of work to keep it looking nice. I need to use a deep conditioner or my strands get incredibly dry and stringy looking. I love this Suave conditioner because in one use, it hydrates my hair and leaves it soft and silky. Plus, it’s not expensive. I’m a huge believer in quality products at inexpensive prices. Sorry, I don’t want to spend $20+ on a tiny container of product that will only last me a week. No. Suave is amazing and doesn’t strip my color.

Plackers Flossers Sample Pack

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*I received this sample pack free in an Influenster MegaVoxbox I won from a Twitter Party. All opinions are my own.*

This sample pack came with three flossers that were kid-sized. So, these went to my son. He loved them! They had a fruity flavor and were small enough for him to use on his own. He really enjoyed being able to floss his own teeth, so we will be getting more of these for him.

 

Sinful Shine Nail Polish – Rendezvous

*I received this nail polish free in an Influenster MegaVoxbox I won from a Twitter Party. All opinions are my own.*

This is not a color I would have chosen for myself, but I have to say, it’s become my favorite summer polish. It’s a gorgeous seafoam color and just perfect for summer! I only received step 1 in the voxbox, so the polish only lasts for about 4 or 5 days before it starts chipping… and that is without a top coat.. which is pretty great. I like to use two coats for a more pronounced color. It takes a little bit to dry and will smudge and crinkle up if you get impatient. But aside from that, I love it! I can see myself buying this after I use it all up.

 

Aussie Headstrong Volume Hairspray

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*I received this bottle of hairspray in an Influenster MegaVoxbox I won from a Twitter Party. All opinions are my own.*

I’m a huge Aussie hair products fan. This hairspray has not disappointed. #1, it smells like grapes. Second, the volume it gives my hair is quite impressive. If I wanted to recreate the gorgeous big hair that Axl Rose flaunts in the Welcome to the Jungle music video, I could… I love this stuff so much!

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Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer

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*I received this bottle in an Influenster MegaVoxbox I won from a Twitter Party. All opinions are my own.*

This is such a great product! I’ve been using it since I received it and I love it! It actually is a time-saver. I just put it on after my shower, pat dry, get dressed.. boom done! It hydrates my skin and leaves it feeling soft and moisturized. Plus it smells like coconut. I love it! I saw an ad in one of my magazines for Jergens tinted wet skin moisturizer.. so it will basically give me a tan and golden glow.. I’m going to try that one next!

 

Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation #742

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*I received this complimentary from Influenster in the Oasis Voxbox for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.*

Oh how I love this foundation! I’ve been wearing it every day that I put on make-up. It glides on your skin, blends easily, and gives you a flawless look. I have found that it gives great coverage from one application, but you can layer more to give you a little more coverage if needed. I wear it under my bare minerals. It makes me feel like a more elegant, beautiful version of myself. I don’t feel like a different person wearing this. It also has a pleasant citrus scent. I will be buying more of this. I really love it!

 

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And that’s it! What were some of your favorite things the past two months? Leave a comment and let me know!

 

Oasis Voxbox Review

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Hello friends!

It’s no secret that summer is my favorite season. Sunshine, warm temps, trips to the Lake.. carefree days enjoying life. What could be better?

I was thrilled to receive the Oasis Voxbox from Influenster. Packed with goodies perfect for summertime, I couldn’t wait to test them all out!

In case you’ve never heard of it, Influenster is a  website where you can discover new products, write honest reviews, create personalized lists of your favorite products or create wishlists, earn badges, participate in campaigns, and test out products for free! Anyone can join!

Click here to sign up and get started: http://www.influenster.com/r/1073568

I’ve been using these products for the past month, and I have to say, this was an awesome voxbox!

 

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Oasis Voxbox from Influenster 

*Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own*

 

Vera Wang Embrace Fragrances

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Vera Wang Embrace Fragrances – MSRP: $29.99
These fragrances were delightful. Light, refreshing, romantic, and sophisticated, they were perfect for summertime. The Green Tea ad Pear Blossom was my favorite of the two samples. A few spritzes on the wrist, the back of the neck, and behind each knee was enough to last all day. I loved them for a day out with my family and I think they would be perfect for date night, too.

Overall: 5 stars out of 5.

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Rolled up jeans, a versatile tank blouse, classic heels, and Vera Wang Embrace for a day out.
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A pretty dress, pearls, and Vera Wang Embrace for a perfect date night

Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer

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Eva Hair NYC 10 in 1 Primer – MSRP: $11.99 for 6oz.
My long, red hair is my signature and I’m pretty picky about the products I use. I want products that are inexpensive, quality, and that actually do what they claim to do. You ladies (and gents) with long hair know how easy it is for your hair to get tangled up and how painful it is to comb, pic, or brush it out. I absolutely loathe washing my hair because it gets so tangled, no matter how much conditioner I use. In addition to that, the humidity of summer and the sun can make my hair frizzy and dry. Not a cute look.

I have had success with this brand before and I was happy to test this product out. First of all, it smells amazing… and the scent lasts in your hair throughout the day. Second, a few spritzes all over after washing my hair, allowed me to comb it out with no hassles. Seriously, no tangles, no fuss, no drama. It helped me achieve beautiful hair. I don’t typically use a blow dryer, I let my hair air dry.. it still took a long time for my hair to dry, but it did help prevent frizziness, and my hair was shiny and soft. I love this and definitely recommend it to everyone who has long hair!!

Overall: 5 stars out of 5.

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Hello gorgeous hair! 

Welch’s Fruit Rolls

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Welch’s Fruit Rolls – MSRP: $2.99
I love snacking and it’s a bit of a miracle that these three fruit rolls sat on the counter for a few days before we devoured them. All three of these were delicious and fruity. They each had that real fruit flavor and they have 100% of the recommended value of Vitamin C. Win-Win. Strawberry was our favorite flavor, hands down. They are the perfect size to stash in your purse or desk… healthy snacking on the go, made easy! We’ll be buying these on our next trip to the grocery store.

Overall: 5 stars out of 5. 

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These fit perfectly in my clutch for snacking on the go!

Aloha Protein Bar in Mocha

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Aloha Protein Bar in Mocha MSRP: $2.50
Love at first sight. Or should I say love at first bite? haha! When I opened the box and saw that I received the Mocha flavor, it was apparent that Influenster knew my soul. I am a coffee and chocolate lover, so what could be better than mocha? When you open the wrapper, it looks just like a candy bar and smells like chocolate!! I shared this with my son and we both loved it! It was tasty and filling! …and my son is a picky eater, so for him to say he liked it, means something. These protein bars are perfect for a quick lunch on the go, an in-between meals snack, or before or after an intense workout! I will definitely be looking for these at the store!

Overall: 5 stars out of 5.

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Yum.

Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

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Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation MSRP: $9.99-$10.99
And then there was make-up. I cannot say enough good things about this foundation. First of all, it goes on light, but gives you full coverage. So, you look flawless, feel beautiful and confident, while also still feeling like yourself. This foundation gave my skin a radiant glow, lasted all day, even through my workout. I have sensitive skin, but this wasn’t harsh and it didn’t make me breakout. It also has a slight citrusy scent that is refreshing. This foundation is perfect for summer! I’ve been wearing it everyday and I’ve found myself putting it on, even when I’m just lounging around the house. I love it!

Overall: 5 stars out of 5.

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Casual make-up look thanks to Covergirl.
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Flawless make-up and coffee with Groot.

Evolution Fresh 

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Evolution Fresh Green Devotion MSRP: $2.99-$4.99
I redeemed my coupon at Kroger and chose the Green Devotion juice to try. (It was the only one they had.) Evolution Fresh makes it easy to be healthy on the go. This tasted very earthy. As I was looking through other Influensters’ photos and reviews, I realized that Evolution Fresh has many options to choose from, including fruity flavors. This one wasn’t for me, but I am interested in trying some of the other flavors.

Overall: 3 stars out of 5.

 

That is everything that was in the Oasis Voxbox. I loved testing out all of these products! Have you tried any of these? Did you receive this Voxbox? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

 

Oasis Voxbox Unboxing | Influenster

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*Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.*

Hello again friends! I was so excited to find out that Influenster was sending me the Oasis Voxbox! This box is perfect for summer and I can’t wait to dive in!

If you’ve never heard of Influenster, it is a really great website where you can discover new products, write honest reviews, create personalized lists of your favorite products or create wishlists, earn badges, participate in campaigns, and test out products for free! Anyone can join!

 

Click here to sign up and get started: http://www.influenster.com/r/1073568

 

Let’s get started with the unboxing! 

 

 

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Vera Wang Embrace Fragrances

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“A collection of fragrances that evokes the intimacy and emotion of Vera Wang, capturing moments in time to be cherished & embraced.  Sophisticated. Intimate. Romantic.”

I love perfume and the Vera Wang brand exudes elegance. I am excited to test out these fragrances!

 

Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer and $2 off coupon

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“With 10 benefits in 1 miracle potion, this hair primer does it all: detangles, nourishes, strengthens, softens, cuts drying time, adds shine, reduces frizz, and protects against damage. Argan oil feeds hair with vitamins and nutrients, while sunflower seed oil repairs, nourishes and protects.”

I cannot wait to try this out in my hair! The humidity has been a struggle this summer and my long hair is always getting tangled. I normally love a good messy hair day, but it’s no fun to comb out! haha! I’ve had a good experience with this brand, so my expectations are high. I’m also happy that I received a coupon! 🙂

 

Welch’s Fruit Rolls

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“Snacking lovers everywhere can now Unroll the Fun with NEW Welch’s Fruit Rolls! Welch’s Fruit Rolls have fruit as the first ingredient and feature 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C. Try all three mouthwatering varieties: Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.”

One word: Yum! Welch’s is known for being a quality brand and they have tasty snack options. I’m pretty sure these fruit rolls will be devoured in a short period of time.

 

Aloha Protein Bar in Mocha

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“Aloha’s organic protein bars are full of 14 grams of plant-based protein and free of gluten, dairy, soy, and stevia – everything you need, and nothing you don’t.”

Influenster knows my soul. This protein bar has been calling my name ever since I opened the box. I can’t wait to give it a try!

 

Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

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“Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation is a full coverage foundation that provides the ideal balance between a matte and radiant finish with healthy skincare built in. With an SPF of 20, this skin-loving formula is infused with a trio of vitamins that reduces stressed micro texture via hydration, for a look that’s healthier than bare skin. Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation continues to hydrate the skin throughout the day by attracting and holding in moisture, as well as managing sebum to maintain a fresh, healthy look.” 

I’ve recently started using liquid foundation under my normal make-up for more coverage. I am looking forward to seeing how this foundation looks, feels, and lasts.

 

Evolution Fresh Coupon

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“Evolution Fresh is passionate about inspiring people to thrive. We craft our premium cold-pressed juices using the most flavorful fruits and veggies to give our fans juice that’s both nutritious and satisfying. We simply take what nature gives us and press it deliciously, for you.”

I love a good juice that helps me reach my daily intake of fruits and veggies. Can’t wait to test it out!

 

And that’s it! Did you receive this box? Have you tried any of these products? Leave a comment letting me know your thoughts!


A

 

MegaVoxbox Reveal | Influenster

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*Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are my own*

 

Hello friends!

A few weeks ago I attended an Influenster Twitter party. It was a lot of fun and I brought a lot of sass. Well, it paid off! I won a MegaVoxbox! I was pretty excited!

*Side note: Influenster is a great website where you can discover new products, write honest reviews, create personalized lists of your favorite products or create wishlists, earn badges, participate in campaigns, and test out products for free! Anyone can join! Interested? Click my reference link to sign up and get started: http://www.influenster.com/r/1073568

I was pleasantly surprised on Wednesday when I discovered a box on my doorstep! My MegaVoxbox had arrived!

Today, I thought it would be fun to do a reveal of all the goodies that were inside! Let’s get started!

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Aussie Headstrong Volume Hairspray

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The first thing I saw when I opened the box was this hairspray. I love Aussie products, most of them smell like grapes! This has a max hold, plus volume (80’s Axle Rose, Welcome to the Jungle, eat your heart out hahaha. True story: 10 years ago we had an 80’s day at work and Axle’s hair in this video was my inspiration. Sorry, I don’t have any pictures to show you, but it was pretty epic.) This one has Australian Aloe, Jojoba Oil, and Sea Kelp in it. I’m pretty excited to use it and see if my curls last when my husband rolls all the windows down in the car. I’ll get back to you on that. 😉

 

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer

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I’ve already used this and I love it! You just put this on after your shower, pat dry, and you are good to go! It smells fantastic, like coconut, talk about beach vibes! It keeps my skin hydrated and soft all day! I will definitely be purchasing this product!

 

Sinful Shine with Gel Tech Step 1 – Rendevous

 

I’m a big fan of the Sinful Colors nail polish! It’s inexpensive and quality nail lacquer. This color is pretty and I always see ladies wearing it. It isn’t a color I would have chosen for myself, but I was excited to try it out. It’s very different from what I’m used to (If and when I paint my nails, I stick with reds and pinks normally.) and I love it! It’s perfect for summer.

I painted my nails Wednesday evening. I used two coats of this color, no top coat. My polish hasn’t chipped, yet. That’s pretty good.

 

Plackers Flossers Fruit Smoothie Swirl

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Flossers are a great invention! We love them in our house. We usually get the mint ones. These will be perfect for my son. And, truth be told, I’ll probably test one out, too.

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water Sample

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I’m excited to test this out. I’ve seen many reviews and blog posts about the magic that is micellar water. I can’t wait to see how it works for me!

 

And that’s it! 🙂

See you guys soon!

-A

 

 

 

 

 

Darling Voxbox Review

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Darling Voxbox from Influenster
*Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own*

Mother’s Day is special and I was excited for the chance to pamper myself a bit with these goodies in the Darling Voxbox from Influenster.

Influenster is a great website where you can discover new products, write honest reviews, create personalized lists of your favorite products or create wishlists, earn badges, participate in campaigns, and test out products for free! Anyone can join! I also love the scan feature in the app. When you are out shopping, you can scan the barcode on an item and instantly see reviews for it! It’s a life-saver!

Interested? Click my reference link to sign up and get started today! http://www.influenster.com/r/1073568

The Darling voxbox was filled with amazing products! I spent about three weeks trying out all of them. Here are my thoughts.

Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash and Baby Lotion

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Retail Price: $5.99 – Both Products
These two products brought back sweet memories from when my son was a baby.  He used the cleanser as a shampoo and I used it as a body wash. It gently cleanses and leaves skin feeling clean and soft. The lotion has a subtle lavender scent and leaves skin hydrated and baby soft. Both of these products are great for sensitive skin. These are perfect for anyone with a baby!

Overall, I give both of these products 5 stars out of 5. 

 

Nature’s Bounty Energy Gummies

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Retail Price: $7.99
I was pretty excited about this product initially. My energy level always dips in the afternoon and I was hoping that these energy gummies would be the solution. Most of you know that I love coffee… and I drink a pot of black coffee every day. Because of my high tolerance of caffeine, I had my husband, who does not drink coffee on a regular basis, test out these gummies, too. He took two each morning before leaving for work. I had my two with lunch. My husband said that they helped him get through the first few hours of his day. However, I did not notice a difference in my energy level, although taking them did make me feel healthier. As for the taste, initially it is very chemical. The gummies do not taste like watermelon. But after a few days, you do get used to it, and they end up tasting okay.

Overall, I give these energy gummies 4 stars out of 5.

 

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

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Retail Price: $14.99 for full size
My hair is long, thick, and I dye it red every month. I am always in need of deep conditioners and hydrating masks. The harsh winter and spring left my hair dehydrated, so I was excited to try this out. I was concerned that I would use this entire 2oz. bottle in one use, but surprisingly, I was able to get three applications out of it! The mask contains Argan oil and Keravis protein which left my hair stronger and so so soft! I was truly amazed by the transformation of my hair. And the tropical scent lasted for days! This was by far my favorite item in the entire voxbox.

 

Overall, I give this hair mask 5 stars out of 5.

 

Duncan Hines Perfect for 1: Chocolate Lovers Cake

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Retail Price: $2.50
Fun fact: I do not have a microwave. Mine may or may not have gone out in a blaze of glory…. haha! Anyway, I had to get creative when whipping this up, but it surprisingly was not that difficult. All you have to do is put the mix in a mug and add a liquid.. I added milk. I put it in our convection oven and within 5 minutes I had a delicious chocolate cake! I added low fat vanilla frozen yogurt and sprinkles – Yum! I split it with my son and we both loved it!

Overall, I give this delicious product 5 stars out of 5.

 

Country Crock Buttery Spread

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Retail Price: $1.81-$2.99 for 15oz.
Country Crock was a staple in my house growing up. We used it for everything! My husband and I both love this buttery spread, so we were excited to get a coupon for a free 15 oz tub! Fun fact: when we went to buy this, Wal-Mart had a sale on butter and we ended up purchasing a large tub in addition to getting this little one!

Because I don’t drink milk, I love that Country Crock has a product with additional calcium to help me meet my daily nutritional requirement. I use this in my recipes for cooking and when I bake sweet treats! It has no artificial flavors and has 0g of trans-fat! Plus the rectangular design of the tub fits better in the refrigerator, and once all the buttery-goodness is gone, I re-use the containers.

Overall, I give this product 5 stars out of 5! 

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That is everything that was in the Darling Voxbox. I loved testing out all of these products! Have you tried any of these? Did you receive this Voxbox? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Darling Influenster Voxbox Unboxing

*Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.*

After many months and several surveys, I qualified to receive the Darling Voxbox from Influenster! This is my second voxbox and I was pleasantly surprised when I received the “You’re In!” email. I immediately jumped on Influenster’s Facebook page to watch the product reveal video.

The voxbox arrived yesterday and I was excited to open it up and see all of the amazing products ready for me to test out.

If you’ve never heard of Influenster, it is a really great website where you can discover new products, write honest reviews, create personalized lists of your favorite products or create wishlists, earn badges, participate in campaigns, and test out products for free! Anyone can join!

Click here to sign up and get started: http://www.influenster.com/r/1073568

Let’s get started with the unboxing!

 

 

 

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Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash and Baby Lotion

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“Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash is a clinically tested, mild, tear-free formula, made with purified water and enriched with certified organic botanicals of Chamomile, Lavender, and Aloe. This unique formula rinses clean with a gentle scent to soothe baby.”

“Live Clean Baby Lotion blends certified organic botanicals of chamomile and lavender with natural emollients and aloe to gently moisturize delicate skin. The non-greasy formula absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft and smooth with a gentle scent to soothe baby.”

While I do not have a baby, (and have no plans for anymore kids), I am excited about these two products! My son is 9, but has sensitive skin, just like me. I think this shampoo and wash will be perfect for both of us! I have to admit, when I took off the plastic wrap, the lavender scent smelled so amazing — just like a newborn baby. My son and I opened up the lotion and put some on our hands and arms. It was silky and left our skin feeling so soft and smooth. We are both looking forward to using these products!

Nature’s Bounty Energy Gummies

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Nature’s Bounty Energy Gummies contains 250mcg of B-12 along with a unique blend of herbs. B-12 supports energy production by aiding in the conversion of food into energy. Enjoy Nature’s Bounty Energy Complex Gummies in natural watermelon flavor every day!”

This product is perfect for me! I get up early every day and by 11am, I hit a slump where I just feel tired and ready for a nap. I’m ready to give these gummies a try and see if they help give me long-lasting energy throughout the day, so I went ahead and opened them up. They have a strong scent, with a slight hint of watermelon. I took two as directed on the bottle. They are chewy gummies and have a peculiar, almost sour taste initially. I’m looking forward to seeing how they affect my energy levels in the coming month.

A bonus: these gummies have no artificial flavor, no preservatives, no starch, no milk, no lactose, no soy, no gluten, no wheat, no yeast, and no fish.

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

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“A deep conditioning treatment that repairs and strengthens dry and damaged hair. Argan oil feeds hair with vitamins and nutrients while Keravis delivers optimal anti-breakage benefits and is scientifically proven to dramatically increase strength and flexibility.”

I am pretty excited about this product! I am always searching for deep conditioners that will hydrate and strengthen my long strands, without stripping my color – which is sometimes a feat. This hair mask smells amazing and I am a huge fan of Argan oil. I am looking forward to testing this out!

 

Duncan Hines Perfect for 1: Chocolate Lovers Cake

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“Perfect size for 1 is a warm, fresh baked treat ready in about a minute! Made with real ingredients, they are perfect for snacking or as an individual dessert.”

This sounds delicious and I am looking forward to enjoying it! Chocolate cake in about a minute? Yes please!

 

Country Crock Buttery Spread Coupon

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“Country Crock Original and Country Crock Calcium add country fresh taste to family recipes and are made with real ingredients like delicious oils, purified water, and a pinch of salt. Try your favorite variant in our Simply Sauteed Summer Vegetables recipe, and let us know what you think.”

This is pretty incredible! I grew up with Country Crock and we use it currently for everything! I always get the Country Crock Calcium because I am not a fan of milk, so any extra calcium from other sources is always welcome. I am so thankful and happy to have a coupon for a free 15 oz container! I will definitely test out the Simply Sauteed Summer Vegetables recipe and let you guys know how it goes!

 

And that’s it! Those were all of the products that came in my voxbox. I can’t wait to start trying out everything!

Stay tuned! I will keep you guys updated as I test each product.

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L’ORÉAL Color Vibrancy Intensive Post-Color Repair Mask – Review

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Hello friends!

Are you enjoying the weather? 😉

This winter has been crazy! One day, the temperature is 60, sunny, and warm. The next day the temperature drops to a frigid 18, accompanied by snow and ice.

Yay.

My hair is not loving it – dryness, frizziness, static… not cute. I use a ton of conditioner (I’m sure all of you ladies with long hair can relate.) but it just isn’t cutting it. And a winter hat and a braid can only do so much. I’m sure most of you know, my hair is l o n g. (like down to my tush long) On top of that, I dye it that gorgeous crimson shade you see in my picture.

So..

Enough is enough.

While shopping at (you guessed it) Kroger a few weeks ago, I decided to check out their hair product inventory. I browsed through to check out the deep conditioner/mask options.. and there were a few contenders.

Ultimately, I chose the L’ORÉAL Color Vibrancy Intensive Post-Color Repair Mask because:
-It was for color-treated hair.
-It claimed to repair visible damage from processing in 1 use on the front of the container.
-It was the most product at the best price. (I paid about $6 for 8.5 fl. oz)
-The RED container is gorgeous.

 

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Picture of the back of the container. It reads: “Formulated by the hair experts at L’Oréal Paris for hair that’s dry, damaged and distressed from color-treating. Expert Treatment with ANTI-OXIDANT & UV FILTER + CERAMIDE Our system helps protect and repair weak, over-processed fibers while preserving color vibrancy. REPAIRS VISIBLE DAMAGE FROM PROCESSING IN 1 USE

 

The directions say to:  “Leave for 3-5 minutes. Rinse. Use 1-2 times per week to maintain the health of your color treated hair.”

Here’s my hair before:

 

Can you see the dryness? I’m not sure that the photos do it justice. These were taken on January 18, 2017.

This was my hair the morning after: (with just one use)

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Do you see the difference? Again, I’m not sure the picture does it justice. I felt a big difference after one use, though. My hair was softer and it felt silky. #win

I’ve been using it ever since – every time I wash my hair.

My hair is completely transformed. It’s softer, shinier, silkier, and much easier to manage. My red is as vibrant as ever.

More pictures..

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I give this product 5 stars out of 5! I would absolutely recommend it, especially for all you with medium to long hair and/or those who color their hair.

Have you tried this? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

 

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I purchased this product on my own. All opinions are my own.*

Want to know my secret for gorgeous, vibrant red hair? Click the link below to read my article where I divulge my top tips and tricks!

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Red Hair Vibrant