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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.

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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

My Summer Essentials!

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Love Summer? We all do, it’s the one time we get to slip on our flip flops and drink pink lemonade. If you are  New Englander like I am, you know summer is the pleasant break where there is no shoveling snow and waking up to negative 15 degree weather! lol Where ever you live warm weather is wonderful, so I thought I would create for you my summer essentials and must haves! Shown in the picture above, are my summer needs, and read along if you would like to find out what I need to have on me at all times! If you guys would like a full review post about any of these products in particular, let me know in the comments! 🙂 

#1 Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo for straight/normal hair: I love this product for when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I want to do is get into the shower. So I throw some dry shampoo in and feel refreshed! (From Target For $3)

#2 Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Leave-In Protective Spray: Whether you are curling your hair or just going out for the day, heat damage is never the answer! If you’re like me and are trying to grow out your hair, heat can really damage your hair and cause drying. Using this spray prevents harmful heat from hot tools and the sun! (From Target For $5)

#3 Coppertone Sport Pro Series Duraflex SPF 50+ Spray On Sunscreen: Like your hair your skin is just as important when it comes to protection from harmful heat rays! Being in the sun is wonderful, but too much IS a bad thing. This sunscreen is the best I have found and easiest to apply! With the spray on function and almost odorless finish it makes keeping your skin healthy easy. (From CVS for $4)

#4 Burt’s Bees Miracle Salve: This little tin jar is amazing! This is a little good smelling balm, with a smooth texture that you can apply to your cuticles, elbows, knees, and the ends of your hair! It is pretty much a miracle in a jar. It is filled with a ton of of goodies like pumpkin seed oil and olive oil! This stuff works amazing on my dry heels and elbows! (From Bed Bath and Beyond, For $6)

#5 The Body Shop Mango Body Butter: This stuff smells amazing just like fresh mangos! This stuff is creamy and makes my skin so soft and smell so good. I always keep this mini jar in the bottom of my purse to throw on my hands or legs after shaving! (From a gift, but you can find it at The Body Shop)

#6 EOS Lip balm Egg in Sweet Mint: I love this little blue egg! These lip balms have legit changed my life lol. They are so cute and look like little easter eggs, and make my lips super soft and yummy tasting. (From CVS FOr $4)

#7 My Teal Watch: I got this watch from Target, though I am not sure of the brand, I love it so much. I thing is summer a great thing to have on you is an accent piece! Something that stands out and is a pop of color such as a bubble necklace, or colorful earrings. (From Target For $15)

#8 My Guess Pink Aviators: Eye protection is also important during the summer. Find a pair of cute shades that suit you and rock them! 😉 (From Marshalls For $16.99)

#9 Pixi Flawless & Poreless Face Primer: I love this primer. It is creamy and lays out a smooth canvas for my foundation. In the summer, when the heat flairs up, you need all the help you can get to keep your liquid foundation in place, and this product will definitely due the job. (From My Ipsy Bag, You can buy this one from Target as well)

#10 Elf Facial Mist And Set: A setting spray is an essential for me in summer, because of how well it works to keep my makeup looking good all day long. After applying all my makeup on I spray this all over my face, which leaves my skin feeling refreshed and my skin looking dewy and healthy. (From eyeslipsandface.com For $1)

#11 Revlon Nail Polish in 250 Flirt: I love this shade, it is a cute summery color perfect for June days. I love to pop this on my nails and be looking girly. (From Bed Bath and Beyond For $3)

#12 Sally Hansen VitaSurge Growth Gel: This stuff is totally cool! It is a nail gel filled with little blue beads that burst with vitamins and melts over the top of your nails. This serum is amazing, all you have to do is take a dab out of the bottle and put it on top of your nail and rub it in an instantly your cuticles are moistened and your nails are shiny. This stuff is amazing for when you are trying to grow out your nails, you can apply it before your nail polish and after. (From Cvs For $6)

#13 Beauty Sponge: I picked this cute little purple beauty sponge up from Marshalls: I got this to try out, since I had always wanted one but did not want to spend the money on the original beauty blender from Sephora. I love using this when I don’t want my foundation to be too heavy and just want to apply a light fresh layer with the wetted sponge.  (From Marshalls For $3)

#14 My Old Navy Blue Flip Flops: I love cheep flip flops, they are a must for beach going and camping. There is no sense for me to take my expensive ones with me everywhere, I am too messy, and um 2 for $5 Flip Flops YES PLEASE! (From Old Navy For $2.50)

Let me guys know if you guys liked my post! Please star this, and follow me for some more lovin’ 🙂 Please comment and let me know what your favorite  summer essential products are! I would love to hear what you guys cannot live without on these hot sunny days! Thanks you so much for reading and love always Pearlsnheels ❤