Thursday, November 6, 2014

Let's Get Dolled Up: The #ModaVoxBox is Here!

Influenster did it again! They sent me a great box full of products to try out. The Moda Vox Box is all about beauty... and a little pampering too. The products I received were all awesome. Here's the breakdown:

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves Mascara

I found this to be an interesting product. Although I tend to limit my mascara use to weekends and special occasions, I was ready to try it out. The brush is a broken-heart shaped brush, which is supposed to give better coverage. I'm a leftie, so I really wasn't sure if I was holding it right to use it. However, I to like the coverage and volume it gave my lashes.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Liner

I don't use lip liner often, so when I found a transparent lip liner in my box of goodies, I had no idea what it was for. So I Googled it. Transparent lip liner is to prevent feathering. Then I had to Google what feathering of lipstick was. Now I know. So it is a perfect (and necessary) tool for the Rimmel lipstick I also received. 

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick

Red Alert! Red Alert! That's the shade I received in my box. I was terrified of it at first. I have never in my entire life rocked a bright red lipstick. I tried it once, just at home and got the opinion of family members. They all said it looked good, so I went out of the house with it the next day. I did feel a little empowered with the bright red on, so I will definitely be sporting this color again. 

Puffs Softpack

I've always loved Puffs, so the same great product in a new packaging is just what I needed. I don't know about you, but when you are sick with a cold or have fall allergies, the tissue box is never far away. So when you happen to fall asleep with said box in the bed, one of two things happens: the box falls off the bed and you can can't find it in the middle of the night, or you toss, turn and roll over the box. Not comfortable and the box is never really the same again.

With Puffs Softpack, there's no worry. Sure, it may still fall off the bed in the previous example, but there's no sharp corner to stick you in the side. It's soft as your fluffy pillow. I'm a total convert on this product--I will definitely be buying the Softpack variety from now on.

 Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask

This is the product I didn't know I needed and now can't live without. My hair has been getting drier in recent months, so I have been doing different things like skipping a day or two of shampoo and trying different conditioners. Hair Food was the answer I was looking for. Even after just using it once, I noticed that my hair was smoother and softer. The only problem I have with the product is that it is my first hair mask product, and the bottle doesn't have information such as how long to leave it on or how often to use it, which is important to keep my hair healthy. 

Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer 

I have always enjoyed using skincare products by Jergens, and this one doesn't disappoint. My hands are not the problem, so I use this moisturizer on my legs. Even after only using it for a couple of days, I have noticed a significant difference. I will definitely finish this bottle. And it smells great too, so that's another plus!

Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa

Check out my previous post to learn about this product and what I thought about it.

Resource Spring Water

Again, check my previous post to learn more about this product and my opinion of it.

Overall, this was the best box by far that I have received from Influenster. It sort of had everything, from products for pampering, products for renewal, and products for health and wellness. If I'm lucky enough to get another box, I really can't wait to see what will be in it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What to Do on a Cold Day

As we jump right into autumn (for some areas of the country, full-on early winter!), we must pack away the bathing suits, the shorts and fund tank tops. We must also find different ways to relax and enjoy ourselves. For me, there's nothing better on a cold, dreary day that picking up a good book and enjoying a hot drink. Coffee is good, but if you want a special treat, I recommend Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa.

I received Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa free from Influenster for testing purposes.

I was lucky enough to be able to try out Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa which is a mix made with just five ingredients--all of which you can pronounce. Once you add a little hot milk, you have a sweet treat on a rainy day. You can also jazz it up with whip cream caramel drizzle or a handful of marshmallows. How do you enjoy your Swiss Miss?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Refreshing and Revitalizing Your Day with Good Old H2O

Feeling healthy and energized is a goal that many of us have, but not too many of us achieve on a daily basis. But there is a secret ingredient that can help you feel healthy, refreshed, revitalized and replenished. That secret ingredient is readily available and available anytime. That ingredient is water.

I received this bottle of Resource Natural Spring Water complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Thanks to Influenster, I was able to try out a bottle a Resource Natural Spring Water. This water is just what I needed throughout the day. Not only is it refreshing when you are thirsty, but it is one thing that you can drink all day long without feeling guilty. Many of us rely on caffeine to get us through the day, but water can be just as energizing. This spring water just hit the spot when I needed it.

Resource Natural Spring Water also helps the environment by packaging their water into bottles made from 50% recycled plastic, so with this brand, everyone wins. Check out their website to find out even more great facts about this brand.