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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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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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What’s In My Beach Bag?

Hey loves, I thought this would be a fun post to write for you guys! I am going to the beach tomorrow and Started packing my bag and thought why not show you what I am bringing 🙂 If you guys would like to read a what’s in my purse or makeup bag post please let me know below in the comments 🙂 thank you so much for reading, please remember to like and follow, Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

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Here is my trucker hat from Pacsun. There is nothing worse then a burnt scalp! :0 And I look BA in it!image

My Bathing suit, I fell in love with this mismatched patterns, and guess what? I got it so cheap from sears!

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Staying hydrated is a must! I use my plastic jeweled cup from Marshalls, love this thing! I also have here my Jergens Natural Glow Face lotion with SPF 20, so my face doesn’t burn!

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Here I have my Favorite book Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, read it! I also have a Lucky Magazine in case I get board and want to ketch up on fashion :pimage

Here I have a little sketch book and pen! I love to draw and the beach is especially inspiring to me! image

Here, I always carry with me , my favorite powder: Maybelline Fit Me Powder and Elf powder brush incase I need to apply some touch ups. Since it is hot at the beach bringing these Elf oil blotting sheets is a must!

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Here I have my navy blue flip flops from Old Navy, cheap sandals are the best for the beach because it is ok if they get dirty and wet. Also, some bobby pins to throw back my hair, and SPF Chapstick!

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Here I have a colorful scrunchy, also to throw back my hair in a bun, and some Deodorant! No body wants to smell all hot and yucki’ at the beach! image

Yes, I have Tattoo Goo in my beach bag! Tattoo Goo is amazing and hydrates and protects your tattoos! On the other hand the sun can damage and fade it, so I bring this a long with me to keep my ink healthy!

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Most importantly sunscreen! Noboby wants their skin to look like a leather handbag! I use Coppertone Sport SPF 50, this spray on stuff is amazing! Although I will say I miss using that purple lotion stuff I loved when I was a kid! I also bring some amazing hand lotion, this is from Bath & Body, It Is the True Blue Shea Cashmere Hand lotion, smells amazing and keeps my hands so soft.

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Of course a colorful beach towel, to dry off with! Or rap myself up like a penguin :p

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 A beach matt, to lay down under me. No like likes sand in their buns! :0

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Protect your corneas! I use my pink Guess aviators!

 

Thanks so much for reading guys, Love you all. Please remember to follow, comment and subscribe! 🙂

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 ❤