Influenster Jolly Voxbox 2013 Review

Hey beauty bloggers! Wow, I haven’t blogged in FOREVER. I am so sorry – I just haven’t found the time and I was running out of ideas to blog about. But, here I am with an exciting blog post! Today I received a the Jolly Voxbox from Influenster. I am so excited I qualified and I hope I qualify for more upcoming boxes!:)

If you don’t know what Influenster is, check out their website for all the information here.

Now, let’s get started with the review!

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The first item I received in my box was the NYC New York Color HD Color Eyeshadow Trio in the color Long Beach Sands. It says the eyeshadow delivers high intensity color with a silky soft texture and the lightweight formula blends effortlessly for the ultimate smokey eye look. Is it just me or does it kind of remind me of the Wet N Wild eyeshadow trio in Walking On Eggshells? Huh.

Well, the eyeshadows are definately very silky and smooth! While swatching them, they seemed to blend easily too. These eyshadows are not very pigmented, though. I would recommend using a good primer too so the eyeshadow doesn’t fade during the day. I’m glad Influenster gave us some neutral colors because if they gave me a trio with green or purple I wouldn’t be using them as often! The first color in the trio which is a highlighter shade is a very pretty champenge color. I see myself using this shadow often in the future. It’s perfect if you want a little shimmer in your inner corners! The second color is the darkest shade in the trio and the most pigmented. I like this shadow and I’m excited to experiment with it. Once again, I wish it more pigmented and a little less sheer. I see myself using it as a natural crease color to give a little bit more definiton to my eyes. Or, if I’m going for a smokey look, I’ll definately use this! The last shadow is probably my least favorite and the least pigmented. I don’t really know what I would use it for – an eyeshadow base or a crease color? It seems too light to be a crease color and I wouldn’t use it for my lid either. But, I’m excited to try out a makeup look with this trio and maybeI’ll use it for Christmas Eve tomorrow. It’s great if you want a nice natural look and you can even darken up some of the colors by building it up and using a good primer.

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Next I got the new Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer. The description says it is an intense rich colour of a lipstick combined with an invincibly smooth lacquer shine. I received the shade Stargazer. At first, it appeared very metallic on my lips but after I blended it out it was a pretty shimmery champange color! I feel like this would go well with the NYC trio too! This is the perfect gloss if you have a smokey eye and want to finish your look with a natural shimmery gloss. I’m really pleased with this product and I’m going to use it quite often!

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Next I received the Skinny Cow Candy in the flavor peanut butter creme. You get six packets of yummy chocolate, and each packet includes three little chocolates. These are perfect if you’re craving something sweet or you want a little snack. I also really like these because they are only 130 calories! Wow!

Now about the taste… I really liked them! I shared some with my family to get their opinions, too. My 9-year-old brother said it was “okay”, rating it a 5 out of 10 stars. Maybe he doesn’t like peanut butter? The rest of my family agreed it was an 8 out of 10 stars. I liked the peanut butter flavor, but I’m wondering if they have carmel ones too! But, if you don’t like chocolate or you’re allergic peanut butter, these probably aren’t your favorite in the box.

I would recommend these because they are super yummy!

 

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The next item in my box was the Puffs Ultra Strong & Soft To Go Tissue Pack. These are definately softer than normal tissues and are perfect for on the go! One thing I don’t like about these is the pack only comes with 10 tissues. I feel like I would use up those 10 tissues very quickly and I wish there was more in a pack. But, these are perfect right now because it seems like everyone is getting sick or catching a cold.

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The next item surprised me a little! The first thought I had was: Since when is ducktape a beauty product?

Well, I know someday it will come in handy and I’ll be thankful I have it! The design is cute – blue and purple cheetah/leopard print. I will definately use it when I’m hanging up a poster of a celebrity or something haha. It’s a mini roll of duct tape and the descriptive claims it tears easily by hand without curling and it conforms to uneven surfaces.

 

In the end, I am really pleased with the Jolly Voxbox! There are some really good products that I’m excited to try out. If you want to sign up for Influenster, leave a comment below with your email because I still have a few invites left!:)

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!

 

*disclaimer below*

I received these products complimentary for review purposes and testing purposes from Influenster.

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Haul! (Nordstrom Rack, Target, Tilly’s, etc)

Hi guys! Yesterday and today I did a little bit of shopping so I thought I would upload a haul! I have different items from various stores – Target, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, and Tilly’s. Let’s get started!:)

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First I went inside Nordstrom Rack. I got this cream colored cardigan for $12 and it’s perfect for fall! I’ve always needed a cardigan and I feel like it can go with just about anything – a dress, jeans and top, etc. Nordstrom Rack also carries NYX and other high end makeup brands! They sell Stila, Smashbox, and Urban Decay goodies for half off. I was dying to grab them all!

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Next I went inside Marhsallas and picked up a coconut shower cream by The Body Shop. This item was on clearance for only $5.50! This smells SOOO good and I can’t wait to use it! Image

Yesterday I went to Target and Walmart and bought some fun goodies! I first picked up some Conair bobby pins because I was running out and I loose bobby pins…very quickly. LOL. Next I picked up the brand new issue of InStyle – which contains 716 pages! If I may add, the first 60 pages were just ads… so in my opinion, creating a huge issue just meant throwing a ton more ads in the magazine for a little cash. At Walmart, I bought a red lipstick by Wet ‘N Wild. I am so impressed! It was only $2 and it is so pigmented and beautiful. I’m not what the name of this lipstick is because the writing on the sticker was smeared, but I’m sure you can find it at CVS or Walmart. Oh, and I wish Target would carry Wet ‘N Wild! I have a swatch below if you want to check it out!Image

The last thing I got at Walmart was an Alba Hawaiian Conditioner. The shampoo and conditioner are so great and are my favorite hair care products from them. Walmart sells Alba for a really great price, so if you ever get a chance, I definitely recommend it! Image

Lastly, I stopped by Tilly’s and got this super cute flowy shirt! I’m not sure what the pattern is, but it looks great and it has a small criss-crossed back.Image

The picture is a bit blurry, but I’m sure you get the point!

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this haul! Leave me requests for reviews or nail art tutorials or anything you wish! 🙂

Byee!

Garnier Ultimate Cleanser Review

The Garnier 3-Way Clean Ultimate Cleanser is currently my favorite face wash for so many reasons! I first found out about this product at Ralphs (crazy, right?). It was on clearence for about $3 and I decided to give it a try! I love it! It gives this soothing feeling on your face and takes your makeup right off. Plus, at my Ralphs, it’s still on clearance! Definitely go and see if they have it at your location because it is more than half off. Before I start raving again, let’s start with the review!Image

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Packaging: The packaging of this facial wash is like most normal cleansers. It is kind of big, not exactly travel friendly, but you can quickly stuff it in your suitcase if you need to.

Price: $6.29, from Target. But, if you find this on clearance at your local Ralphs, you can snatch it up for only $2.97!

Product: Garnier claims that this a cleanser that you can use in three different ways – as a daily cleanser, an exfoliating scrub, and a 3 minute purifying mask. I find that it actually can be used three ways, but I prefer using it as a daily cleanser. I use this to take off my makeup at the end of the day. It is a white paste with little blue beads that feels great on the face. Don’t use a lot of product though – a little goes a long way! After I wash the product off, it gives a nice, soothing feeling on my face that I love! This is the only cleanser that doesn’t totally irritate my face either! Even if you have sensitive skin, don’t be afraid to try this one out! I feel that any skin type can use this cleanser. Another thing I like about this product is that it has this weird, fresh smell to it haha! I don’t know if it’s just me, but I like it!

To sum up, I would definitely recommend this product! I’m so glad I tried it! If you’ve ever tried this cleanser, leave me a comment below telling me what you think about it!

Thank you for reading and feel free to leave requests for reviews! Bye!

Kim Kardashian Inspired Makeup Look

For this week’s celebrity inspired makeup look, I have chosen to replicate a Kim Kardashian look from one of her perfume ads – True Reflection. It is a beautiful brown smokey-eye look that I absolutely love!

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How to achieve this look:

1. Apply a white base on your eyes to make sure your eyeshadow stays vibrant.

2. Apply a light shimmery color on your lids very lightly.

3. Take a warm brown color and apply that in your crease and blend the color a little bit up to your brow bone. With that same color, use it to line your lash line.

4. Now take a darker shadow and apply that just in your crease. Like before, take that color and line the lash line.

5. Take a slightly darker shadow than the eyeshadow you just used and lightly darken up the crease. Do this to your lash line as well.

6. Once you are happy with your crease look, take a white-ish highlighting shadow and highlight your brow bone and inner corners.

7. Take a pigmented brown eyeliner and line your waterline and be sure to tight line.

8. Now, use a black liquid liner and create a thick line with a small wing at the end.

9. Take a black eyeshadow (matte or shimmer) and place that over the liquid liner to ensure that it won’t smudge. With that same shadow, line your lash line as close as you can.

10. Put on loads of mascara and apply false lashes if you wish.

11. You want to create a flawless face, so apply a heavy concealer and a dewy foundation. If you don’t wear foundation, use concealer for problem areas and use a BB Cream instead.

12. Take a powder and apply that to all of your face to set your face products.

13. Use a shimmery bronzer to contour.

14. Next, highlight your cheekbones!

15. Use a light pink lip liner and fill in your lips.

16. Take a baby pink lipstick and apply it onto your lips.

17. Find a light pink lip gloss and you are finished!

If you have any questions, just leave a comment below!:)

Products Used:

Face 

– Benefit Fake Up Concealer

– Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

– Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

– ELF Bronzer

– Benefit High Beam

Eyes

– NYX Nude on Nude Palette

– NYX Retractable Eyeliner

– L’Oreal Volumious Lashes

– ELF Liquid Liner

– Merle Norman Eyeshadow Quad

– Benefit She’s So Jetset Kit

– ELF Smokey Eye Palette

– NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Lips 

– Ulta Lip liner

– Benefit Life On the A List

– NYX Lipstick in Gala

Thank you guys for reading and for the 60 followers! My giveaway will be soon! Stay tuned next week for another inspired makeup look. If you want me to do a specific celebrity, just leave a comment below and I will definitely try and do it! 🙂

Traveling (part 12)

Today we left Boyne and drove to Sterling Heights. It was only three and a half hours and I played Angry Birds Star Wars for the whole ride (nerd!). It is unbelievably hot in Sterling Heights. It is currently 95 degrees, but when we arrived it was 100. Good thing my grandma’s house has great air conditioning! There is no wifi, and I can’t set up a hot spot, (I’m using the 3G on the iPad right now), so I won’t be online as much as I would be. You can’t do much in the heat, so it’s kind of like cabin fever without the snow. Sorry for such the boring update! Tomorrow I’m visiting the Apple Store to look at some phone contracts. I’m hoping to finally get an iPhone, but I’m not sure yet! Wish me luck!
I am going to the store to get some food and other things. I may be uploading a review later, but it depends! Make sure your air conditioning doesn’t break in this heat!

Traveling (part 11)

This post is going to be an update of yesterday and today! Yesterday we took a small road trip and drove across the famous Mackinaw Bridge. The view was awesome! The Mackinaw Bridge is one of the longest bridges – but when you drive across it, it sure doesn’t seem like it!

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After driving over the bridge, we stopped by a beautiful sandy beach. I wish I could’ve stayed there longer!

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Today was very, very hot (so was yesterday, and the day before!) and it still is even though it is late at night. It was at least 95 degrees today. There is extreme heat warnings all over the mid west and you can’t go outside without sweating (EW!) or putting on tons of sunscreen. We went to Deer Lake to cool down for most of the day. My mom and I went stand up paddling! It was tiring but fun (and of course she was about a hundred times better than me). I almost fell in a couple of times and in the extreme heat I got tired quickly. After we finished, I immediately went swimming in the lake because I was so hot! It was very refreshing even though the lake was warm. I swam farther out almost into the boating areas because the water slowly gets colder the farther you are from the lake. That was all we did today because you can’t really do anything else in this heat.

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Thank you guys for the 60 followers! I will be preparing my giveaway ASAP once I get back home! I’m also planning to do inspired celebrity makeup looks every week! I am first going to try a Kim Kardashian look because her makeup is always so pretty. If you want to request a specific celebrity, leave me a comment below!
Thanks for reading!

Traveling (part 10)

What better way to beat the heat than go to a water park! Hey guys! Today was a very hot day. We first spent an hour or two at the pool, but then decided to check out the indoor water park connected to the resort. Apparently, Avalanche Bay is one of the best indoor water parks! And after hours of fun, I definitely agree! There is a lazy river, tons of water slides, a mat slide, and more! Check out the photos below!:)

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Here is a photo of my brother and I under the big bucket that spills out tons of water every ten minutes. I think Soak City has tons of these. The water is warm, not freezing cold, unlike other water parks I’ve been to.

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Here is a photo of the play area of the park. Uh play area? I have no idea what to call this. It has stairs and dripping water everywhere. It also leads to two water slides that are for smaller kids. I went on them anyway – I mean, what the heck? I’m probably never going to come here again.

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One of the entrances that you come out of from the water slides.

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Another picture of the water park so you get a good idea of how it looks!:)

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This is the only thing I didn’t go on. You jump on it with a boogie board, and then you try and stay on without falling. It’s harder than it looks! Apparently you get sprayed a lot in your eyes and I didn’t want to risk a whole gallon of water going up my nose.

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Coming down one of the water slides. This was the first one I went on! By the way, it was the little kid one lol. Still fun. I love the long ones that are all dark and you can’t see anything!! Once I had a dream that I got stuck in one. Huh.

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Tumblr girl! Not.

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Of course, I went on these floating fake ice-berg things.

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Alright. This is the “mat slide” I was talking about. What else would you call it? I don’t think it has a specific name. This was super fun even though you had to walk three long flights of stairs to get up. I probably walked over two hundred flights of stairs total today. Wow, what a work out! I’m really tired.

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MAT SLIDE

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Another picture of the water bucket.

After the water park, we went to a restaurant and ate some dinner. I got a nice plate of spaghetti and it was delicious!

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Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for an update to tomorrow!