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 :)