Curly Hair Don’t Care

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I have curly hair. My daughter has curly hair. Our curls are nothing alike. Her hair is super thick and her curls are tighter and well, curlier. These products work on both of our hair. I think the Don’t Despair Repair is good for any hair type, but the Curl Charisma line is pure magic for my curls. Mine are looser than my daughter’s curls are, and these products hold the shape so well for me! With my daughter’s hair, it keeps the frizz and tangles down. Amazing what the same product will do for different types of hair!

I highly recommend the brand, and if you have curls, grab at the very least, the curl cream. It’s so moisturizing and still holds your curls together. We curly girlies need to stick together LOL

Allure Christmas Surprise

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I was really surprised when Allure sent me an email saying they were sending me one of their beauty boxes for Christmas! Holy cow!

I’ve been a subscription box junkie for years now, but I hadn’t joined the Allure one. For one, I thought it was more expensive than it is-it’s a super affordable $15 per month, but if you order now, you get the first 4 months for only $10 a month* and for another I didn’t realize how awesome everything you get really is!

*Disclaimer: I get no kickbacks or money or points if you join. I just really want you all to enjoy the beauty and makeup:)

img_3570My box came with a Doucce Freematic eyeshadow single in Kristi-a brown shimmery shadow. Gorgeous and fab for all skin tones.

A can of Klorane dry shampoo, a must have for every person out there with hair. Seriously it’s awesome.

A full-size tube of Mally Beauty mascara that has perfect timing as I’d just thrown out my last tube of mascara. (I go through mascara a lot. Like every 6 weeks, so this is great for me!)

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter which is amazing and delicious and luxurious.

Some Briogeo Curl Charisma gel that trust me, my curls love! I love this brand, but I’d only ever used their Don’t Despair Repair hair conditioner, so this was a treat indeed.

And last but not least, my favorite find in this beauty box, a Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer in Freesia Pear. The lather smells amazing, it’s thick and luxurious, and I have to keep stealing it back from my kids’ shower since they keep taking it!

Enjoy, guys, and Happy Holidays!

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Revive Vox Box

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I’m a little late in posting this review, but this was a neat little Vox Box. It has everything from coffee to protein shakes!

The coffee was all delicious, not that there was any doubt. The Shea Moisture hair products are some of the best out there. My daughter and I have curly hair, and Shea Moisture is always a fantastic choice for curls.

The Snackwells biscuits were a miss for me, but only the flavor. I’ve had some before, and liked them, but this was Caramel Macchiato flavor and I’m not a fan. That being said, I do like the chocolate mocha flavor.

The protein shakes were good, but nothing fantastic. I mean, they’re protein shakes. I love that they came with a little shaker, though.

 

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***All products courtesy of Influenster

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Maybelline Super Stay 24 Lip Color

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I received the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color Vox Box, and it has been pleasantly surprising!

I don’t like longwear lip stains, or liquid lipsticks, so imagine how excited I was when I tried these…AND LOVED THEM!

I was sent the colors Constant Toast and Keep Up The Flame, and I loved them so much, I bought More and More Mocha.

The directions say to use the pigment first, let it sit for 2 minutes (it doesn’t need that long), and then go over your lips with the balm on the opposite side of the stick. Let me tell you, it’s fantastic! They don’t dry out, they don’t crack, and unless you eat something oily (I ate a salad with olive oil and vinegar), it won’t come off when you eat!

It does say to use an oil based cleanser or makeup remover to remove it, but my normal makeup remover wipes worked, and so did Micellar Water.

These lasted from about 7:30 am until around dinner time, so for me 5:30. That’s a super long time to go with only touching up the balm (sometimes I cheated and only used my chapstick).

My final verdict:

These are absolutely worth the $8 or so that they cost, and usually you can find a Maybelline coupon. You can’t beat that price for the quality of lip product you’re receiving. I can’t stress enough how much I hate long wear lip products, and how much I love this one.

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***Vox Box courtesy of Influenster and Maybelline

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Gwen Stefani Palette

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So I finally did it. I bought the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette. I’m a huge Urban Decay fan, but the Gwen palette didn’t really speak to me. I mean, I have plenty of champagne shades, and it seems to be full of neutrals. I have 3 different Naked palettes, how much different would this one be?

Boy oh boy, was I wrong. This palette is fabulous! The money is worth the shade Anaheim alone!  The other Bookish Beauty Girls told me I need this, and ladies, you were so right! This palette has been used every single day since I bought it!

I’m not sure how much longer it’ll only be $25, but for now, it’s only $25!! I bought one for my sister, I loved it so much!

GO. BUY. THIS. NOW.

 

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Sunday Riley Luna Oil

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Sephora sent me the Sunday Riley Luna face oil to test out. Let me say that within a week, I noticed a significant difference! I have super bad under eye bags since I don’t sleep much with three children one of whom is only two. This softened up my lines around my eyes, and smoothed my undereyes. I looked like I’d gotten eight hours of sleep, not the five or so I’d really gotten. Color me impressed.

Speaking of color, I really wasn’t too sure what to think at first since it’s both blue and has a super strong scent. But wow! This is the first time in a long time I’ve seen something that’s totally worth the hype! (and the price tag!)

The blue is natural, it’s not a dye, and it hasn’t stained anything so hopefully that isn’t a deterrent for you. And I read that the strong scent is the chamomile in the product. It’s a retanoid and good for all skin types. I have pretty dry skin and I really loved it.

I put this on after I washed my face, then I let it sit for a few minutes, and followed up with my normal night cream.

My birthday was this week, so I’ll be buying the full size of this for myself. It’s definitely worth it. And trust me, I don’t splurge on stuff unless it’s totally worth it.

 

 

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Bloom #VoxBox

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Last month I received the Bloom Voxbox from Influenster, and it had what has become one of my favorite products inside!

My latest obsession has been face oils, and I was sent the Nuxe Huile dry oil.The fragrance is pretty heavy, but it doesn’t stay long. I do love how quickly it absorbs, so if you have oily skin, I don’t think this would be a bad product for you.

Inside was a nail polish from Sinful Colors, and while the shade I got, a beautiful glittery blue, was too sheer to be work alone, it works well over other colors.

What good would a polish be without a remover? The Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads worked well enough that one pad took off both hands, and most of one of my toes.

A travel size stick of Secret Outlast Xtend Invisible Solid was stolen by my daughter, but luckily I know it’s a good product since that’s the one I use now!

The Not Your Mother’s brand has been a surprise find for me. I bought the beach spray for my hair at Target for about $4, and it’s amazing! So finding a mini bottle of the Not Your Mother’s Plump For Joy hair thickener was a fun treat!

And speaking of treats, I think every vox box I’ve ever gotten has had a treat. This one had a Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bar, and I ate every bite!

 

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