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XO VoxBox

Hey guys! Long time, no see…With college and work I have had a ton on my plate but figured I would check in with a new box I received from Influenster. I wanted to share what I got, and see what kind of boxes you guys get! If you have not checked the site out, Infuenster is actually one of the better sites for writing makeup reviews and receiving products to test out and share the good, bad, and ugly about them. The nice thing about Influenster is that not only can you write reviews about products you already have at home, you can also answer questions others have about products, or ask questions you have about products before you go out and buy them. Not only do they have makeup and fashion products, but they also have areas about cooking, video games, pet supplies and more.

This month I received the XO VoxBox! I was super excited to get this one, and could not wait to test out some of the goodies inside of it! If you have already used Influenster before, and have gotten their boxes before let me know what has been the best box you have ever got! I would love to see what others have received before 🙂

Here’s a look at what I was sent:

What’s inside: Tide Pods with FebrezeSkinfix Hand Repair CreamColgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening PenColgate Optic White Express White 3 oz. Toothpaste, John Frieda Beach Blonde Collection: Shampoo, Conditioner, Sea Salt Spray, and John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment.

Thoughts- I have already played with some products and am loving what I have tried! The Febreze Pods, are really cool! I have never used something like this to do my laundry before. These little pods contain all your laundry liquid in one capsule, and they smell simply amazing. I also have very sensitive skin, and was happy to say after using one on my clothes the scent did not irritate my skin at all. Because my deep love for coffee and what not, my teeth this season have acquired some staining…I was so happy to see that I was getting the Colgate whitening toothbrush and paste. Even after some of uses I can already see a huge improvement in the overall appearance of my smile. I think I am still stuck in winter mode, because when I saw the beach collection from John Frieda I was kinda off put for where I am we still have A LOT of snow. However, I am rally excited to bring on the warm whether with some new hair styling products to try. Overall the whole box was great and honestly has aloud me to try out some products I have not before. On that note, the packaging for the VoxBox was also super cute and very fun to open. Inside they also gave me some coupon codes for the products I received, so I can buy them after I use up the samples which is very nice of them.

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Also, I have been able to try out some gorgeous lingerie through the Influenster program! It is very reasonably priced, and gave me an extra boost of confidence in this chilly season! If you need a little pick-me-up or something to spice up your life check out Adore Me Lingerie. Plus click here to bring you right to the shopping site and to get a unique coupon code off your first order and free shipping  https://my.adore.me/x/RPNuIb

Thanks for reading & love always Pearlsnheels ❤

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Products That I Have Been Loving!

Hey ladies, long time no talk! I am so sorry I have been MIA, since starting college and two jobs I have been crazy busy! I figured this would be a nice post to come back with 🙂 Here are some of my favorite products I have been loving recently.

wpid-20130908_203655.jpgThe first product you see, yup I included it, Summer’s Eve Island Splash Cleansing Cloths. lol Say what you may, but if you have tried these you know they are really nice to have. They are so cheap too, only $1.99 for 16 little pouches. They are very portable, and you can just throw them in your purse! Seriously, before you scoff give em’ a go!

Next is Garnier Fructis Shine spray. Have you ever gone to a salon and they mist your hair after it is styled and your hair looks so shiny and polished and smells amazing?! Well here is the hair product, finally, that will do that too! I picked this up from Walgreens for $5 After I finish styling my hair I give it a few mists of this magic and my hair looks like it is fresh from the salon!

Next is the Michael Todd Pumpkin Face Mask. I got this from an Ipsy bag, and fell in love with it! Unfortunately it smells exactly like baby food. But, it has actually really helped the quality of my skin! I first exfoliate my skin, then apply some of this generously and let it sit for 5 minutes. Although it stings a bit, it makes your skin feel so clean and healthy afterwards.

Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, I have been loving this stuff on those days I don’t have time to wash my hair and it needs some extra volume! I got mine from Target for around $4, and it has lasted me quite a while! The smell is alright, nothing too scented, and it really does make my hair look newly washed! I suggest spraying it through your roots, letting it sit for a couple minutes, then running your fingers through your strands and working it through your hair. This is a life saver!

The Elf Eyeshadow Palette for $10, I got this in an online order a little bit ago, and have been using it constantly since. The color pay off is incredible, and the range of colors in this palette is amazing! For such a cheap price, I was so excited to get these eyeshadows! It has smoky, purple, green, neutrals, blue, green, and pink shadows included.

The Jodrana lip liner in Silver Lilac. Ever since I tried their mascara, I have been addicted to their products. Like Elf, they are super cheap and have actually really good quality makeup. These lip liners are only $3 and come in adorable colors! If you have every watched Carlibel55 she swears by these as well!

Next is the Elf Essential Perfect Eyebrow Brush. This is an incredible tool to have, I have been loving it for makeup touch ups! I simply dap it in a bit of concealer and you can fix your brows and eyeliner to look perfect, and straighten out any mistakes. I got mine for just a $1.

Next is the Plus White 5 minute speed whitening gel! I love this for whitening my teeth. I picked mine up from Bed Bath and Beyond, and it has really whitened up my teeth! In the shower I just dab some of the gel on my teeth and let it sit for ten minutes, then spit it out, and brush. After a couple uses my teeth are so much whiter than they have been in a really long time! 🙂

I have found my favorite nail file! Of all time…literally. I got this from Sally’s Beauty Supply, and will never go back to any other kind of file. The grain is very heavy and can so easily file away any rough edges on your nails and shape them perfectly.

Lastly is the Spoiled nail polish in Mar-zi-panna. It is a great $1.99 polish dupe for the China Glaze polish in For Audrey. It is a perfect Tiffany blue and looks gorgeous on the nails!

Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know what your favorites are, and if you are a fan of any of my favorites! Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

 

 

 

WHAT’S IN THE JULY 2013 IPSY BAG?! Open ME!

Hey Ladies! It is finally here! The moment we all have been waiting for…the Ipsy bag for July 2013! I have been especially excited for this bag, as you could tell from all my sneak peek posts! I was sad to see that I did not get the Benetint, but I am really happy with everything else I received, below I will have a couple pictures showing you guys a makeup look with the eyeshadow palette and the lip crayon, so please keep reading 🙂 I will also list all the items, and pictures of the products I got in my bag this month. As well, I have already tried all of them out and will give a little bit of review on the products! Please comment down below and let me know Thanks so much for reading, and love always Pearlsnheels ❤

Here is the bag all the goodies come in! So adorable, and it can actually fit a lot of makeup! I like how it is also plastic, because it will be so easy to clean!

Here is the bag all the goodies come in! So adorable, and it can actually fit a lot of makeup! I like how it is also plastic, because it will be so easy to clean!

Here is the cute little card inside saying "Beach Beauty" and on the back it describes all the products that came in my bag!

Here is the cute little card inside saying “Beach Beauty” and on the back it describes all the products that came in my bag!

I love getting hair products in the monthly bag! I get so excited to try them out! I tried this out a little on my dry hair, which wasn't very effective, just gave me a little bit of texture. I think the best way to use this is when your hair is wet and you scrunch the product into your hair...If you guys have used this on wet hair, let me know how your experience with it went! This product smells amazing, and seems like an oil based hair serum, I am interested to see how it will come out and if it is a good dupe for the Bumble and Bumble kind!

I love getting hair products in the monthly bag! I get so excited to try them out! I tried this out a little on my dry hair, which wasn’t very effective, just gave me a little bit of texture. I think the best way to use this is when your hair is wet and you scrunch the product into your hair…If you guys have used this on wet hair, let me know how your experience with it went! This product smells amazing, and seems like an oil based hair serum, I am interested to see how it will come out and if it is a good dupe for the Bumble and Bumble kind!

Unfortunately, I did not receive the Benefit Benetint. But instead, I received the Salt Air Roll On Perfume. I would have liked to get the Benetint, because I love Benefit products, but I am happy with this sample too! The sample size is great for a perfume, and it is nice to try out because it is a sent I would not usually pick, but smells pretty good. The smell is light and fresh, but the consistency is a little bit greasy. If you want an airy clean smell this is nice to tab on the wrists and behind your ears.

Unfortunately, I did not receive the Benefit Benetint. But instead, I received the Salt Air Roll On Perfume. I would have liked to get the Benetint, because I love Benefit products, but I am happy with this sample too! The sample size is great for a perfume, and it is nice to try out because it is a sent I would not usually pick, but smells pretty good. The smell is light and fresh, but the consistency is a little bit greasy. If you want an airy clean smell this is nice to tab on the wrists and behind your ears.

The first product I have in my bag is the Coola SPF Mineral Sunscreen. It is a pretty small sample, but at least it is unscented so it does not smell like a gross sunscreen scent. I tried out a little bit on my face, before I applied my foundation. The consistency is creamy and non greasy.

The first product I have in my bag is the Coola SPF Mineral Sunscreen. It is a pretty small sample, but at least it is unscented so it does not smell like a gross sunscreen scent. I tried out a little bit on my face, before I applied my foundation. The consistency is creamy and non greasy.

BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in California Collection Do they make more collections like this? If so, I will take all of them please!

BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in California Collection
Do they make more collections like this? If so, I will take all of them please!

Yes! Eyeshadow palette woop woop! I love eyeshadows, and the fact that we got three as one product is amazing, especially since they have counted one little eyeshadow as a whole product before! On top of all that the colors here are amazing! I used the Malibu and San Francisco for a makeup look yesterday on my eyes, as seen in the pictures below! I am excited to use the hollywood, I will probably use it for a pop of color under neath my eyes. They are all really well pigmented and full of shimmer! The gold and metallic brown are beautiful for summer looks, but could easily be used with the purple for a night time as well. What can I say, I am very excited about this product. Well done Ipsters.

Yes! Eyeshadow palette woop woop! I love eyeshadows, and the fact that we got three as one product is amazing, especially since they have counted one little eyeshadow as a whole product before! On top of all that the colors here are amazing! I used the Malibu and San Francisco for a makeup look yesterday on my eyes, as seen in the pictures below! I am excited to use the hollywood, I will probably use it for a pop of color under neath my eyes. They are all really well pigmented and full of shimmer! The gold and metallic brown are beautiful for summer looks, but could easily be used with the purple for a night time as well. What can I say, I am very excited about this product. Well done Ipsters.

I was excited to receive the Pop Lip Crayon in "Coral Crush" I put this on my lips yesterday and fell in love with it! The color is buildable, and feels very smooth on my lips. The texture isn't sticky or greasy it is perfect with a little bit of lip balm under neath it.

I was excited to receive the Pop Lip Crayon in “Coral Crush” I put this on my lips yesterday and fell in love with it! The color is buildable, and feels very smooth on my lips. The texture isn’t sticky or greasy it is perfect with a little bit of lip balm under neath it. I am wearing this on my lips in the makeup look below!

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July 2013 Ipsy Bag Sneak peek #4 & #5

Hey ladies, it is that time again for another July 2013 Ipsy Bag Sneak peek! You can check my other blog posts listed below for items #1 #2 and #3 for more spoilers! Please comment down below, and let me know out of all four products what you are most excited for! Just to recap so far we have seen a spoiler for the Pop Lip Crayon, The Coola‘s Face Moisturizer, and Benetint by Benefit. Hope you enjoy the sneak peeks please remember to like and follow, and thanks so much for reading love always Pearlsnheels ❤

Sneak Peek #4:

BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sample

I wonder what colors we will all get! Hopefully this eye shadow palette will be for everyone! 🙂

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Sexy hair brand, and is said to be either the beach spray or heat protectant!

I Love when they include hair styling products!

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How To Grow Your Hair Out Long: Tips! 10 Steps To Save Your Strands!

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A year and a half ago I had been an avid bleach using hair damager. I would get my haired bleached at the salon about every six weeks, and dry and damage it to the inch of its’ life. I would, on top of everything else, blow dry, straighten, curl, and tease my poor hair. One day upon looking down at my split ends and thinning hair, decided I want to grow out my hair healthy. This takes time, there is no miracle cure for damaged unhealthy hair, but if you really want to commit yourself, you will be very happy with the results! If you would like to learn how I did it, then keep reading 🙂

Tips On How I Changed The Life Of My Hair!

Some of these may be too much for you, or be too hard to stick to, but even just changing a few things can definitely help.

#1.  Drink water, and LOTS of it. Not only will you see a huge difference in your skin and nails, you hair will be hydrated as well. Water runs our body, so the more we have the better.

#2. Don’t shower every day. I was one of those people who showered every single morning because my hair felt greasy to me. Which, actually showering everyday makes your hair greasier, because your body is producing more oil because of the shampoo that is drying your hair out every day. Once you let you hair slow down, and shower every other day or every couple of days your hair will naturally go longer without needing to be washed. Between days, if you feel like you really need to wash your hair use some dry shampoo! This can be a savior and make your hair appear as if it was just washed, make your hair smell good, and give it volume! I like using the Suave dry shampoo.

#3. Watch out for what’s in your shampoo and conditioners. Sulfates and parabens are the devil to your hair! These ingredients are what makes your shampoo nice and soapy, but in reality strip your hair as well as causing dryness and color loss for people who have color treated hair. The more natural and organic your shampoo can get the better I personally enjoy cleansing conditioners, such as the one from Salon Graphics, they make your hair super soft and full of moisture.

#4. Take your vitamins. Your hair needs nutrients to grow, so make sure you are feeding it! I take biotin every single day, taking Bitoin also helps your hair and nails be healthy as well. You can also take Folic Acid, this provides your hair with a whole bunch of good nutrients it needs as well. Make sure you are having plenty of proteins as well; chicken, eggs, nuts, ect. Your hair needs protein to grow, and grow fast! Also, massage oil into your ends! There are countless Youtube videos out there about using coconut oil, and for good reason. Coconut oil can actually penetrate the shaft of your hair and work to smoothen your ends out, preventing breakage and damage. This stuff really is a miracle in a jar. I also like to use argan oil, on my ends after a shower to keep them tangle free.

#5. Give your scalp and hair some loving! I give my scalp a massage all the time. Massaging your scalp stimulates your hair follicles and kick them in to high gear, making them grow faster, this affect can also be done by using a mint shampoo. #6. No more brushing your hair. Brushes rip out your hair and isn’t very good for it. I am a comb only kind of girl now. I work through tangles gently at the ends and work my way up to my scalp slowly straightening it out to prevent any further harm to my strands of hair.

#7. Wear your hair up as often as you can. When your hair is hanging down around your shoulders, it can ketch on things and pull out. Every look down and notice hair on your jacket? That is all the lost souls! lol But avoid bobby pins and elastics with metal if you can, these can hurt your hair as well. I like to use scrunchies, even if it is a little bit seventies, and I always put my hair up at night when sleeping.

#8. Avoid the hot tools and dyes 😦 As much as you can… I know it’s hard to not constantly be changing your hair color, and give your self bouncy curls, or pin straight hair, but think about it you are literally pressing 300 degree metal against your sad ends :/ haha once in a while is okay, but try to be good to your hair. Also, it is much better to let your hair naturally air dry if you can manage, so you aren’t blow drying it dry then using a hot tool.  Also, if you must use heat make sure to use a heat protectant like the Tresseme Hair Protectant Spray. When it comes to hair dye I always would be dying my hair and wondered why it took forever to grow a cm. Since I have let my hair go to its’ natural color and haven’t touched it with dye it has grown ten times faster, but it’s all up to what you want your hair to look like.

#9. Trims? Bologna. Unless your ends are very split and damaged, then yes you need to trim off the damage and start fresh. But if you take care of your hair, then you should have horrible split ends and damage, so there is no need for trim. Think about it, every time you go for a trim you are just cutting off every inch you tried so hard to grow. Your hair grows from your scalp not your ends.

#10. Avoid the bad stuff. Some things just don’t go with hair growth, and certainly won’t help you in the process. STRESS…stress can even promote hair loss! So get a Coke Zero and relax to some Rihanna haha. Try and steer clear of chlorine, swimming is a summer must, but if you have to you can help your hair out by working some conditioner into the ends before hand, or Ion sells a spray that protects your hair, and hair color from damage done by the chlorine. Extensions are amazing, long hair instantly! But letting your hair grow naturally is a good way to go, sharp heavy clips and glue only holds your hair down and can cause balding patches! :0 Even some medications can cause hair loss or thinning so it is always good to check what you are putting in your body.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post! Thank you so much for reading, please like and follow me for more Lovin’ 🙂 Comment and let me know what you do to take care of your hair, as well if you have any questions on my process! I am thinking about writing a post on all the products I use on my hair, let me know what you think! I am not a salon professional or anything this is just what I do and works for me. Love always Pearlsnheels ❤ 

This is what My hair looked like before when it was platinum and severally damaged and thin: (I am on the right)164793_181557645212509_4675310_n