Yippy! I received the Influenster Optic White Vox Box. Who doesn’t love an opportunity to try new items for free? I was able to test out the toothbrush, toothpaste, and whitening pen. I have been using them since I received them and I must say that I enjoy the toothbrush and toothpaste. The toothbrush and toothpaste left me with that extra clean feeling. I would definitely purchase the toothpaste again. The whitening pen was cool because it goes right into the toothbrush. I noticed a slight difference in the whitening of my teeth, but not too much. It is a gel that you just put on your teeth and go. This was a good VoxBox. Thank you Influenster.
MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick is one of my favorite reds. I purchased it when it first came out and it is now my go to lipstick for just about everything. I swoon for the retro matte formula. I wish they could make this color permanent. Mac Ruby Woo is more drying to me than Mac RiRi Woo. The lipstick stays put, and I barely have to do any retouches. I have so many “Face of The Days” to post. Now that I have my camera I am going to get back into blogging so be prepared for an abundance of posts. I am so glad that I can get back to what I love.
Face of the Day Details
Face: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Walnut, Nicka K Newyork Minera Cream to Powder foundation Dark Chocolate (contour) and (eyebrows), Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer, Mac Raisin blush, Mac Whisper of Guilt (highlight).
Eyes: Mac Orange Eyeshadow (crease), Mac Brown Script Eyeshodow (crease), Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells lightest color (lid), L’oreal The Super Slim Liquid Liner (eyelid), Mac Feline Eye Kohl (waterline), Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Lips: Mac Cherry Lip liner, and Mac RiRi Woo Lipstick
A while ago I did a Natural Hair Blowout. Well it was not supposed to be a blowout. I actually flat ironed my hair, but my hair said “Oh no she did not!” My hair was not having it. This was the first time since I have been natural that I have tried to straighten it myself. I usually go to a professional. I was a bit disappointed that my hair did not come out like I envisioned it. I probably did not have the flat iron hot enough. Anyway I turned a negative into a positive, and rocked my hair as it was. It did eventually shrink back up, but I loved it. My hair has gone through some changes as it has gotten longer. I find it easier now to wear my hair in a stretched state. Wash n goes are becoming a no go for me L . I will revisit this style again. Have you noticed any changes to your natural hair?
P.S. I finally found my digital camera so now I can really get back to blogging.
I received the Influenster Jolly Vox Box 2013, and I was pretty excited about its contents. Most people know what Influenster is, but for those who do not Influenster is an exclusive community for trendsetters to share news,products, and reviews with the opportunity to be rewarded by brands. So that means you get goodies to play with. Let’s hope right on into the contents of The Jolly Vox Box 2013.
Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong To Go Tissue Pack (value: $0.49) – I cannot say enough about Puffs Tissues. These came right on time since I was sick. They are soft, and have a great thickness to them so you don’t get goobie on your hands when blowing your nose. They have so many uses. You just throw them in your purse, and use them when needed.
Rimmel London NEW Show Off Lip Lacquer in Luna ($5.49-$5.99) - You know I was super excited about the makeup. This Lip Lacquer is pretty awesome. It has great pigmentation, has a light weight feel and lasts for a good amount of time. I would definitely purchase them with my own money.
NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eyeshadow in Long Beach Sands ($2.99)- NYC New York Color is a brand that I started wearing when I first started applying makeup. I liked this trio, but I was not in love with it. The color pay off was minimal, and I spent a lot of time making it show up.
Skinny Cow Candy Divine Filled Chocolates in Peanut Butter Creme ($3.99 per box)- My husband likes when I get Vox Boxes because of the food. I had to split these with him. I love Skinny Cow Chocolates, and these were truly “divine”. The chocolate and peanut butter creme were smooth, and creamy. The hubby ate his all at once.
Ducklings Mini Rolls Duct Tape ($2-$3) – This was a really cute product. I have not used it yet, but you can use it for a number of projects. I have seen it put on heels to give them an extra pop, scrapbooking, or for a design in your office.
Overall I liked the contents of the Influenster Jolly Vox Box 2013. Have any of you received the Jolly Vox Box? If so what were your favorite products?
Natural hair protective styles are used to protect the hair and give it a break from the elements. Many naturals swear by this. I on the other hand just go with the flow. I wear my hair out all the time without thinking of protecting it. I am trying to take better care of my hair so during the Christmas break I decided to buy a wig. I have not worn a wig or any kind of extensions since before I big chopped my hair in 2008. I went to the beauty supply store, and picked out a wig I thought would look cute. The wig I purchased is the Junee Fashion New Princess 02 synthetic wig. I left the store and wore it out to dinner with my husband. He did not like it at all because he likes me wearing my hair. I also felt weird wearing the wig plus my hair is so thick the wig was pinching my head. I just did not feel like myself at all. I didn’t wear it again until Christmas Day. My family saw me in it, and said it looked nice. After about 20 minutes I just could not take it anymore, and I took the wig off. I had my hair twisted so I just did a twist out, and called it a day. I felt so much better. I came to the conclusion that wearing a wig as a protective style is just not me. My hair has become part of my identity which is not a bad thing. I just feel I look better wearing my natural hair. Maybe I will try some braids or some other form of protective style. I’m not knocking wigs at all, because I used to wear them all of the time. If you are natural what are some of your favorite protective styles?