Saturday, May 31, 2014

TLC VoxBox from Influenster

My TLC VoxBox just arrived! I wanted to post my first impressions right away, but I hope to post more in-depth reviews of things (along with the photos from my camera once they're uploaded) later. Here's what was in my box:

 The first item in my TLC VoxBox is Neosporin-Neo to Go!
I have a three year old, so I know this is going to get plenty of use! I like that it's a spray, that'll make it way easier to apply without putting on gloves or washing my hands.

The second thing is Ivory soap. I've never used Ivory Soap as a soap, but it's one of my favorite things for projects. I love putting it in the microwave (if you have kids and have never done that, you should! I mention it and share a couple of pictures in my messy fun post on my teacher/parent blog), and there are always more fun Ivory soap projects on Pinterest to try!

 Next is Avon's Anew Reversalist. I'm pretty excited to try this. The box describes it as a "cream to powder skincare perfector", which sounds like something I would like. I've never tried any Avon products (crazy, I know) so I'm pretty excited to give this one a try.

Next is a Shell FuelRewards card. This seems like a strange thing to get in a VoxBox, since as far as I can tell you can just go online and sign up for a reward card. That said, I'm always down for anything that saves money, and since my husband has an SUV saving money on gas is a great thing. You can also connect your rewards card to your credit card (though you certainly don't have to) and then you earn money off of gas with every purchase at all sorts of places. If you want to check out the program, you can look at it here. If you sign up online they'll send you a card.

Next is the thing I'm most excited about (I know that's probably sad): a coupon for free gelato!! I love Breyers and haven't ever tried their gelato, so this'll be a good reason too. This time of year there are very few things better than free gelato!

Next are Puffs plus lotion. Everyone in my family has allergies, so we go through purse packs of tissues pretty quickly. Puffs are what I usually use, so I'm glad to have gotten these for free! I haven't tried the Plus Lotion kind, so I guess I'll see if I like those any better than the normal ones.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ipsy Sneak Peeks May 2014

Ipsy Sneak Peek #1
All subscribers will be receiving one of these:

All subscribers will be receiving one of these eyeshadow duos from Pacifica. It looks to me like the first one is the first and last shades from this set, and the second is the middle two shades. I think most subscribers will be pretty excited about this start to this month's bag.
If I'm right about the colors, Makeupandbeautyblog has some swatches here.

Ipsy Sneak Peek #2
All subscribers will be receiving one of the following:

The first item in this sneak peek is Hang Ten Classic Sport Sunscreen, SPF 50. I'm curious to see what size this is. I know a lot of subscribers won't be excited about getting sunscreen this month, but at least this is one item that I know I'll use!

The second is Jersey Shore Sans Tan Anti-Aging Sunscreen. Personally, I'm hoping for this one!
Sneak Peek #3
All subscribers will receive one of the following:

The first item in this sneak peek is a polish from Nailtini. The color pictured looks like Tahiti Breeze, and it looks like Ipsy will be sending out On the Rocks, Tahiti Breeze, Grenadine, and Espresso. 

The second item, (which I'm hoping to get) is Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. I'm hoping it smells as good as the Chocolate Bar.
The Olive Lip product is next, I'm still working on figuring out the brand.
Next is a lip balm from Olive Natural Beauty.

Next is Endless Euphoria by Calvin Klein. Personally, I'm  not a fan of perfume samples, but at least it looks like this one is a decent size. 
Next is Boo-Boo Cover-Up. I'm wondering how many shades they'll send out, they did pretty well when they sent out the yaby, so hopefully they'll get this right too!

Next is Hey Honey Take it Off Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask. Sounds interesting. 
Next is a Revlon Colorburst Lip Crayon. It looks like Elusive to me, which is one of the matte ones.                                                                             Last is a Lulu Blossom Dreamsicle Body Balm. The packaging is pretty darn cute on this. 
Sneak Peek #4
All subscribers will receive one of these items:
The first three items are hair products from Eva NYC. There's the Therapy Session Hair Mask, the Rock-A-Wave Curl Cream, and the Mane Tamer Leave in Cream. 

Next is the No Frizz oil from balanced guru. Looks like most subscribers will be getting at least one hair product!

Last is a Pur-lisse anti-aging product. I'm guessing it's this, but it could also be the Youth Preserve, or one of their other anti-aging products. 

Sneak Peek #5
Subscribers will get one of the following:
The first item is Barefoot Exfoliating Polish. I can't find this online, so maybe it's a newer product?

Next is Derma e Microdermabrasion scrub. I feel like Ipsy has been doing more skincare recently. Dr. Brandt last month, and now this! I'm loving the additional skincare. 

Next is Avene Eau Thermale. Thermal Spring Water. It looks like it's meant to be an after shave type thing.

The Brushes look like Coastal Scents to me (Plus, Ipsy sends out a lot of Coastal Scents.) I'm thinking it's the Pro Blending Fluff, and the Classic Blender Natural.
Next is La Fresh Travel lite wipes. The ones pictured are the Facial Cleansing Wipes and the Oil-Free Makeup Remover Wipes. I got some of these in the past and wasn't a fan, so I'm hoping to either not get these or to like these better.

Next is an eyelash curler. I couldn't find the exact one from the picture, but shape-wise the closest I got was Tweezerman Procurl.

Next is Mee Beauty Bee Nourished Night Cream. Ipsy seems to be really into honey this month!

Last is the Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil again. I'm hoping to get it, so I'm glad to have two chances!

So, My perfect bag would be:
The duo on the right from sneak peek number one, the Jersey Shore Sunscreen, the Chocolate Soleil (though there were several of items in that sneak peek that I'd be excited to try), The Therapy Session Hair Mask (or Balanced Guru Oil), and one of the brushes (or the Derma E). Trying to come up with my perfect bag is making me realize just how excited I am about this month's Ipsy. It's a GREAT month!

Does anyone have a dream bag thought up yet? What would be in yours?

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