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Maybelline Great Lash Blue

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The Maybelline Great Lash mascara in blue is a fun pop of color to add to your daily look. You can pile it on for a more vivid blue, or you can keep it subtle. I found that swiping it over my normal black mascara gave my look just a hint of blue that was still work appropriate and yet fun.

Now, my opinion of Great Lash has never been the highest. In high school I think most of my friends used it. By college I had moved on to other mascaras, but my friends stuck with Great Lash. From what I can tell, this is still a hugely popular mascara. But I hate the brush. I’ve never liked it. I’ve tried this blue version on top of my favorite black mascara, and I can definitely wear it that way, but to wear it alone, it’s not the blue that turns me off, it’s the brush.

The eyeliner that was sent with the mascara was surprisingly good. I liked it more than I expected considering I’m not a huge fan of Great Lash. It glides on nicely, stays put, and comes off easily.

Final verdict: If you already like Great Lash, this is perfect for you! The blue adds a fun pop of color that is buildable, or you can keep subtle. But if you don’t like Great Lash already, then this probably isn’t for you.

***I was sent the Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue VoxBox free for testing and review purposes.

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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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Comfort Vox Box

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I find the name of this Vox Box a bit confusing as the only thing that brings comfort to mind is the chicken noodle soup. But that being said, I have no complaints.

 

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I received a coupon for a free jar of Ragu Old World Style spaghetti sauce. I grabbed it from Target, and had no problems at all finding it, or using the coupon. I’ve never been a fan, but my kids loved it! I was kind of surprised as they’re picky on red sauces, but hey, whatever gets the food into their bellies.

This box included a carton of Annie’s Homegrown Organic Soup. We got chicken noodle…yum! We love Annie’s at my house. The Bunny Mac is our favorite. The soup was good. The kids ate it, and I was happy since one of my kids has a sensitive tummy, and coming off of the stomach flu, this was perfect.

Fiber Choice Immunity Support Fruity Bites were delicious! I already have a fiber gummy supplement, but this one tastes way better than the one we normally buy! I’ll definitely be switching to this brand! They taste more like a treat than a vitamin!

Fisher brand Nut Exactly snacks were excellent! I’m so bummed out because I’ve been stalking my Target and have yet to find them! The chocolate and nuts were the perfect snack to stick in my purse and hide from my kids 😉 It also gave me a nice treat to snack on on the way to pick them up from school.

The Tide Ultra Stain Release Free was a new product for me. Tide has some additive that makes my husband’s skin break out, so I haven’t used it in years. Either Tide changed their formula, or this product is different than old school Tide, because joy of joys there was no breakout! Everyone has soft, clean, towels, and no reactions!

 

*My box did not include the Sure deodorant

**Comfort Vox Box courtesy of Influenster

***I’m having a hard time getting the images onto the blog post. My computer is being a jerk and not posting them. I’ll update the post once I can get it to load the pictures.

 

Sunshine Vox Box

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Woohoo! Sunny days bring Sunshine Vox Boxes!

There isn’t a single product in this box I don’t like!

There’s a fun spray lotion by Vaseline. It went on smoothly and easily. No sputtering, no dripping. Plus it has a fresh scent my kid likened to watermelon, but it reminded me more of cucumbers.

The Infusium 23 leave-in conditioner has a really strong scent, but works well. My hair was softer and easier to comb.

The Dickenson’s Witch Hazel makeup remover wipes were refreshing, and I like the cooling feel on my skin. The only thing I didn’t like was how as I dragged it across my face, it would stick, or pull. Most makeup removing wipes glide smoothly across my face. This might be more of a personal preference thing, though. They removed my makeup well enough, and I didn’t have a weird film left on my face either. So, you know, YMMV.

There was a coupon for free Bark Thins, which actually irritated me at first. I mean, if you’re sending me something to try out, why are you sending me a chore? The whole point is to eat and tell, ammirite? But I go to Target a lot, and I love chocolate, so I went ahead and grabbed some. The flavor I picked was a coconut almond and it was amazing. My kids ate it all in the car. I only got one bite!

The Sriracha Blue Diamond almonds were a great snack! I enjoy spicy foods, so for me, it was the perfect on the go snack. BUT, if you’re not a spicy person, pick a different flavor.

The nail polish is from Sinful Colors and it’s a fun one. My daughter and I painted each others’ toenails that day and the color is vibrant and shiny. I’m a sucker for shiny!

***This Vox Box was sent to me courtesy of Influenster

#FrostyBox from #Influenster

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So Influenster sent me their Frosty Box Vox Box (say that 10 times fast! LOL), and it came with quite an assortment of goodies.

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Everything here you can get at Target. I’ve already bought the Boots No. 7 serum, and I love it! First things first, I’ll go ahead and give a rundown of each item.

There are Fruit Vines bites, which I hid from the kids and ate all myself, because that’s how I roll ;P

An Eco Tools round brush that is way better than the one I already had. I’ve blow dried my curly hair straight with it twice now, and both times it gave me a smoother look than the Goody one I bought like 10 years ago.

McCormick Gourmet Thyme which worked out perfectly since my thyme plant died this winter.

The sample of Boots No. 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced night serum, which as I said, I’ve already picked up.

A Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup remover, and a Scandaleyes water proof kohl kajal black eyeliner. I love pretty much all Rimmel products, and I don’t think you can go wrong with their black liner. I’m replacing my MAC black liner in Smolder (it’s not waterproof).

This might be my favorite product in the box, an NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugarplum. This is a matte look that was much smoother than some others I’ve bought, although I’d still use a balm underneath so it glides on better. This lip product is less than $2 so you really can’t go wrong here.

And Lastly there is a 2 pack sampler of Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea. Now I love peppermint tea, but this had a more black licorice taste. That works for me, but some might not like it. In fact my daughter loved it, but my son didn’t.

So, this was a really fun Vox Box, and I’ve really enjoyed sampling and reviewing all of the products. As I’ve said before, influenster is a really fun site to play around on, check it out, and read some of the product reviews.

Influenster

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Hi Bookish Babes!

I have a nifty little badge to the right that says Influenster. In case you haven’t heard of Influenster, here’s a quick run-down.

Basically you keep active on the site, and it opens you up to receive Vox Boxes. They try to tailor the campaign to your interests, so the more active you are on the site, the more badges you unlock, the more they know what you like! I’ve received some pretty sweet Vox Boxes, one even came with chocolate! And if you go back a couple posts, there was an amazing Mary Kay Vox Box that I reviewed here.

Head on over to www.influenster.com and check it out!

Review: Mary Kay

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The Influenster program chose me to send a Mary Kay Vox Box to! Hooray! In my Mary Kay box I got some amazing products, and you know, they were really good quality products. I haven’t bought Mary Kay in years. I’d forgotten how much I like the products.

In the box of amazingness, I got

a powder brush

concealer brush

cream eyeshadow in Apricot

Mineral Cheek Color Blush

Bronzer

sheer mineral powder

gel liner

mascara

Lip gloss in Mango Tango

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I’ve been using these products all month now, and lemme tell ya, the Mary Kay Spring/Summer products are ones to watch for! With beautiful golds for the eyes and bright mango lips, you can’t go wrong!