Saturday, November 15, 2014

Influenster Dean List Vox Box

  Well, it's been a while since I've blogged but to be fair I actually had real life things to do! *Shocker I know* But for a small update I graduated (okay, that was a few months ago, but still) and I've been taking care of both of my Grandmas. So cut me some slack ;) And now I'm lining up my college arrangements (Nursing School!!) for next fall, but I'll have to take a Chemistry class in the Spring I believe, so I'll be ready for full blown school in the fall. *Whew* but I would like to get blogging again but it's bringing me down that I can't get my camera to work, so makeup swatches/posts are pretty done because I feel that I can't provide you guys with decent pictures :( However, I will have an Ipsy post soon and a post on cheap indie pigment/glitter storage ideas (we're talking Dollar Tree cheap!) so stay tuned for that!
 Soooo back to the real meaning for this post is I was sent the Influenster Deans List Vox Box for review and I wanted to show you guys what I got! *Please excuse the Ipod touch pictures, but enjoy my rambling*
      Pre-Dug into, I was excited because I had no idea I was gonna get this just showed up in my mailbox!
All of the stuff together. I did close up pictures of some of the things below but somehow forgot the lashes and the softlips cube. So I'll tell you what I think of them here...
 Kiss Eyelashes in Flirty: I did try these lashes out and it was my first time using false lashes...I have to admit these guys were wild. Gorgeous but wild...I would have described these as Dramatic instead of Flirty...with the name flirty I just thought they'd have a lighter be more airy and fluttery if you know what I mean...but they are stunning, and nice quality. They look long (very long!!) and full...but at the ends I guess they do look a little airy because they are separated beautifully, they still pack a punch though. I would repurchase them. They retail for $3.99
 Softlips Cube in Pomegranate Blueberry: Can I just say I'm a lip balm fanatic (which I'll have another post about...) so I was ecstatic to find this lip balm in my box because as soon as I could find this lip balm in my local stores (they couldn't keep it in stock when it first came out!) I was gonna buy it. And I was happy I got this scent because I don't like mint much at all...but this is awesome. I would describe this scent as pretty true to the name...except I'm not sure I know what a Pomegranate smells like! So in laments terms I would describe this as blueberry crossed with a grape-ish scent, which I'm pretty sure Pomegranates have a grape-ish smell...well at least the flavors they give other chapsticks and lotions smell like that anyway. But I like it! It's moisturizing and very, very smooth. And since these are clearly Softlips answer to Eos balms I have to say I enjoy the cube shape a lot! I'm really glad they didn't just find there own sphere packaging and call it a day. I appreciate the originality and the fact that the plastic actually looks like and ice cube :) Oh and so you don't get tripped up like I did *Doh!* The balm is connected to the colored bottom, which twists out of the clear cube. ;) Retail: $3.49
  Nail polish! I back it.
  Sinful Colors in No Text Red: I haven't seen this shade in stores yet but I love Sinful Colors. I collect them and use their polishes all the time...I look forward to their limited edition collections all the time, and  this polish, it's quite similar to their polish Ruby Ruby which is a.k.a my holy grail red (which I love when I'm going for a Pin-Up/Sexy look). But back to the point, and a more serious note is I love the story behind this polish. You should NEVER text and drive. It's just so dangerous and not worth it for you or anybody else on the road, one thing to remember when driving is you're choices could effect anybody on the road... so please never text and the point of this polish is to paint your thumbnail red to remind yourself not to text while driving. Retail: $1.99
   Playtex Sport Tampons: Tampons! How fun! Not really...but they're pretty necessary...however I only wear tampons when I go swimming on my period...I prefer pads, so I haven't had a chance to use these yet. *I wonder where the line between TMI and honesty cross, oh well, I'm not ashamed. Just telllin' ya what's up ;) Anyway these retail for $3.99
  PilotFriXion Clicker: Okay. By the name of these I would have had no idea what they really were. I just though "Hey! Pens!* and that was that. Then I looked at the paper they were attached to and saw the "Erasing Tip" arrow then of course I had to try it! I remember the first erasable pens that I ever saw, I think PaperMate made them and I don't think they make them anymore because they didn't work too well. They erased some but it kinda just smeared the ink weakened the writing but you could still make out what you wrote if you wanted to...but not with these bad boys. Seriously. I was pretty cynical to these but I'm a believer now. I know it sounds dramatic but let me explain, these erasers are like some kind of hard rubber type material...but not like a pencil eraser (like the other brands) these are little stiff nub type things that don't seem to wear away like an eraser either. I don't understand how these work but they do! No trace left behind! I'm impressed...and I'll be hiding these away for school, so they don't get "borrowed" and "lost". You know the deal. Ps the black writes black and the blue writes like a super bright blue, almost gel pen worthy! These are a little pricey though in my opinion. They retail for $5.75 for a 2-pack.
Luden's Blue Raspberry(?!) Cough Drops: Um when did these guys come around? They are only available at Target, which is probably why I haven't heard of these. But they also came out with a watermelon flavor too. I just want to add that I had such bad strep throats when I was a kid that I had my tonsils taken out in 2nd grade, so I grew up on Luden's Cherry cough drops because I hate menthol (and still do...) I was pumped to try these. In case you didn't know Luden's drops taste a lot like candy (yes, please!) and let me tell you, these don't disappoint. Delish, and to the best of my knowledge, the first Blue Raspberry cough drops on the market, that I've seen anyway. They retail for $1.49
 Air Heads Bites: I grew up on airheads too lol So to see these is pretty cool. Growing up my favorite was the cherry but out of these my favorite was the Lemon (but I'm a lemon fiend these days) but honestly they were all pretty good. Just airheads that you can eat more like an adult. Perfect. Retail $.87 to $1.29

Well, that was my Deans List Vox Box. If you know how Influenster works then you know I was sent these things for free to review but all opinions are my own.

I think my next post will be my November Ipsy bag that I'll have up soon because I just got it today!
Thanks for your patience ;)
Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Get U2's New Album Songs Of Innocence for Free!

   Hey! It's just a short post today, sorry for disappearing for a little bit, I have stuff to tell you guys I was just swamped! Soooo...onto what this quick post is really about! On iTunes you can get U2's new album called Songs Of Innocence for totally free. When you log into your iTunes account, if you go to your account, under purchased, you'll be able to find it. It's automatically put in your cloud so all you have to do is download it (if you look for it in the store it'll tell you it's already been purchased, save yourself the confusion, just go to your purchased section lol)

I know it's not makeup but I thought some of you might be interested, so I figured I'd give you the heads up. I'll admit, it kinda made my day! :)

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy it too!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Snow White E.L.F Collection Available On line at Walgreens!!!!!

I saw this new LE collection Musings of a Muse about a week ago and have been watching online ever since! You can find this in stores (if you have a walgreens...) but if you don't you're in luck! Just like the LE Ariel Collection the Snow White collection is available online too with free shipping on orders over $25! It might also be available on which is where I had to get my Ariel set because Walgreens sold out so fast, so if you want this set, jump on it! Here's a direct link to the collection. Prices start at $4.99 and go up to $9.99
I'm in for the Lip Collection gift set (4.99) the Eye Shadow gift set (4.99) and the beauty book (9.99) and I have to say the packaging art wort looks just as gorgeous as the Ariel beauty book. They also have a brush set and a blush/bronzer looking set (9.99 and 4.99)

Snow White is my favorite princess so I'm pretty pumped! But next may I suggest Jasmine? She's my second favorite...actually just keep these princess collections coming (online!) I'd like them all ;)

*Not affiliated at all. You know the deal*
Are you picking anything up?
What princess would you like next?
Thanks for reading!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Super Cheap Revlon Lippies at Rite Aid (Next Week, Print Coupons Now!)

   You might wanna get on this! just released a high value $2/1 ANY Revlon lip product, and you get two prints per computer. Then Rite Aid Video Values for the month of July has a $4/2 Revlon lip product coupon which you can stack with the coupons for $8/2 lip products! Then, if that wasn't enough savings for week Rite Aid has 40% off all Revlon Cosmetics!
So...if your stores pricing is close(ish) to mine your deals could look like this...

Buy 2 Lip Butters for $7.99 each
Minus 40%
Use 2 $2/1 and stack the Rite Aid VV $4/2
For $1.58 Total!
So 79 cents each!

That beats clearance (and you get your pick of the litter!)

Or you could get their lipglosses (which are also great) and I think they retail for $8.99
Or their infamous chubby stick balms (which are shocker, also great) for also $8.99 each. So after sales and coupons those would turn out to be $2.78 total (or $1.39 each!)
OR you could get their new moisture stains that retail for $9.99 for $3.98 for both ($1.99 each!) Which I also like...they do have a really cool texture and I suggest India Intrigue for a gorgeous dark(er) berry...I've been loving it...I also have Parisian Passion (which comes off as almost a purple/'s very dark but very beautiful). I also have LA Exclusive and I have to say all of them come out a few shades deeper than they look in the tube, which kind of shocked me, but I'm very pleased with them. *What a ramble* I haven''t been able to blog about them yet but for 80% off I had to tell you ;)

But anywho, get those coupons printed, they can be taken down any time!
I'm not sure what I'll pick up yet, maybe some lip butters because my collection is a little lacking there...or maybe a gloss too...I only have one but that formula really is wonderful...hmmm

What are you gonna pick up?
Any suggestions?

Thanks for reading!

*As usual I'm not payed, sponsered, affiliated ect.*

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 2014 Birchbox

    It's been forever since I blogged...errrm sorry about that. I have all sorts of excuses for it...but the main one is my camera (which you'll notice in this post). For some reason I can't get my computer to "recognize" my camera. So I haven't been able to upload decent these are Ipod pictures lol. I just really wanted to start sharing my thoughts again so I tried to make it work. So sorry for the crumby pictures but thanks for reading :o)
  *Disclaimer I bought this box myself and at the end of the post I will have my referral link* Well, I haven't got a birchbox in like...six months? Maybe more. Once I got with Ipsy I dropped it because for the longest time I wasn't impressed with what I was just wasn't worth it and I had sample overload. So I canceled, but I've been seeing decent boxes on blogs so I figured I'd press my luck and get the June box, and I'm finally figuring out the points system. So here's what I got...

   Color Club Gala's Gems Collection- In Breakfast At... I really like this shade! It's a pearly green shade, it looks similar to one of the new LE New York Color nail polishes that I wanted and now I don't need it. So pretty happy there!
 Davines- Love Smoothing Shampoo, Conditioner, and Ol All in One Milk... For once I wasn't too bumbed out about getting hair stuff! That is until I realized there is enough shampoo (which smells delish btw) for 4-5 uses and enough conditioner for two uses (if I fold over the packet thing) and one with the milk (leave in conditioner...) So I'm not sure how well thought out that was but okay. By the way, those packets in the far right corner are the conditioners.
English Laundry For Her... For once I'm not too pissed off about the perfume sample either! I haven't smelled it yet but I'm shockingly not too upset about it...maybe because it's not another Juicy Conture variety and maybe because I haven't gotten perfume once with Ipsy. So I'm kinda lukewarm.
Evologie Stay Clear Cleanser It's a big enough sample to really get a feel for it and I generally welcome cleansers and masks ect. I'll be honest, I really, really love facial care samples for when I need to go buy more of my go to's but just don't want to (it happens) or when I want to switch it up.
And finally Cynthia Rowley Beauty Silver Eyeliner 
 Here's a picture of the color...
 Here's a swatch...
Here's the swatch after I tried to rub it off...Seems like good stuff to me! (The after swatch looked much stronger in person, thanks Ipod) But it's really pigmented and creamy. The packaging is pretty beautiful which made me question the quality to a degree, but nope. It's pretty great! I kinda wanted the lip gloss (the other CR option) but I'm trilled I got this instead.

  So overall I'm pretty happy with Birchbox this month! My expectations were pretty low (I didn't used to call it bitchbox without my reasons) but curiosity got the best of me and I'm pretty happy! I got two "pretty" cosmetic items and some other things I'll use, but honestly the eyeliner and nail polish made the box. Worth $10? Well...yes, no, maybe so...but in the end? Probably not. I'll get the July box and see what happens. Thanks to the lovely ladies at Makeup Talk I'm starting to understand the review/points program which I guess is the only thing they have on Ipsy. You get 10 points per review and I think 10 points is the equivalent of a dollar in there online store *From my understanding, please don't take my word just yet* So if I review everything I'll have 70 points (if they count shampoo/condition/milk thing as 3) which would be $7 in there store (or $5 if they count the bundle as 1). So for a $10 box shipped to my door that's not a bad deal, considering everything will get used. But if they start sending me foundations that don't anywhere near match the "pale as hell" on my profile, then it'll be a bad deal (You don't know how many great samples I've got through my first birchbox sub that I had to pass on because they didn't anywhere near match me). Oh and with the points you can cash out for Birchbox gift cards so they won't expire! That's another good feature, I hate expiring points.

Well thanks for reading! If you want to sign up to birchbox you can use my link here, and thank you :) But truthfully if you don't want to subscribe I don't blame you. I probably won't keep the sub myself, depending on July, or maybe I'll get an occasional box...what can I say? I'm a sucker for surprises :)

Thanks again for reading!
What's your favorite subscription service? Any you recommend? Any you wanna try? Let me know!