Influenster Violet VoxBox Review

Here are all the products in my latest box from Influenster.

Sally Hansen Tripe Shine nail color in Red Snapper.  2 coats.  This is a bit of a sheer warm-toned red. Definitely can see nail line at 2 coats, but it wasn't TOO noticeable.

Very nice formula, horrible brush.  At first glance I thought the brush looked nice because I personally like flat brushes. Then when I applied my first coat I realized the brush is very stiff and very thick.  Luckily the formula was nice and smooth so it made up for it.

SoyJoy in Cranberry flavor.  I didn't take a photo with the wrapper on but you can see it in the first big photo.  The bar is a bit dry, but chewy at the same time.  

To me it almost had a creamy flavor and it is not too sweet. You can really taste the tangy dried cranberries. The texture of the bar itself is very smooth and doesn't leave bits in your mouth, well except for the cranberries but I guess I mean more like no bits of oats and stuff. I liked this!

This is a headband and it does not stay on my head, much less hold my hair back. The elastic isn't very strong at all. I bought a $4 super absorbent and elastic headband from Amazon for my Insanity workouts and that is way better than this.

If you wanted to wear a head band just for an accessory this would probably work. I personally think the design and fabric texture is a bit bleh for that tho.

This kept rolling so I used my polish to keep it there.  Love their curl cream so I was excited to give this a go!

 This is end of 2nd day hair.  I don't get too greasy, but greasy enough to need dry shampoo sometimes.

Don't mind my auto white balance messing up my hair color. This photo shows best how it absorbed the oil in my roots. You just spray your roots and brush or massage it in with your fingers.

It sprays white at first but disappears once you work it in. The smell just okay to me, but it is not unpleasant.

Verdict? Love it! This is easy to get at US drugstores, affordable and it works. I like that it sprays as well. This dry shampoo doesn't beat my HG from Lush, but it is pretty close. One more reason to like Not Your Mother's products.

Dead sea mud mask by Montagne Jeunesse.

So the instructions say to apply to a clean face and leave it on for 10-15 mins.  Then lightly rinse your face with water and pat dry.

 Freshly washed face.

Scary mask face!  The mask is soaked with the mud already.  It is very cooling on my face.

I left it on about 15 minutes.  The mud can be messy, as you can see it got into my hairline as I was placing it on my face.  It dries hard so make sure you rub it off right away if it gets into your hair.

The fragrance was very strong for me.  At first I thought it was pleasant, but as time went on I started to realize it smelled like a man's fragrance.  Kind of musky.  After rinsing the mask off I can still smell it hours later.

As far as the mask itself, I think it was very refreshing and my skin felt nice afterwards.  I don't think I would try it again because of the scent and the way it lingered afterwards.

All the products shown were sent to me by Influenster for review.

January 2014 My Cotton Bunny Unboxing Video

Got my box just the other day so thought I would do another quick unboxing video!

January Giveaway

Hi everyone!  As promised here is my monthly giveaway.  I am really late for this month I hope you can forgive me!

The prize is both the Valentine's Day glitter top coats, open to everyone.

Good luck if you enter, love ya guys!

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Goodies From IMATS LA 2014 (Part 3)

The longest line that we stood in besides checking out of Lime Crime was the Sugarpill line.  Even though the lines were long we always met the nicest people in front or behind us to chat with.  Everyone I met that day was super nice!

I didn't get much.

Their box is so cute aaaah.

The only thing I got from Sugarpill lol.  Kitten Parade.

Their bag.

This works really well!  I put some in a small spray bottle and one spritz the brush is clean!

Some NYX shadows.  I also got a palette set thing I didn't take a picture of.

The gloss tube is a matte lip stain, it is super intense.  Will show swatches soon.

My single polish purchase!

The bag!

Finally brushes from Morphe.  These were such a steal, the smaller brushes were $3-4 or less and the larger brushes were $9 or so.

Makeup and Nail Makeover (IMATS part 2)

We got up super early in the morning the day of IMATS and I got my makeup done by Cortney.  She used to be a MAC makeup artist and she is AMAZING!  Cortney you come back and do my makeup everyday.

The night before we went out to a delicious steakhouse and then we came back to our hotel and I did Cortney's nails with the new Gwen Stefani OPI nail art kit.

The kit contents.  There is also a small tube of super glue that is in here, I forgot it at the hotel.

2 coats of Over and Over A-Gwen with the golden embellishments that came with the kit.  She got compliments the next day, success!

The next day I woke up at 6:20 AM and took a shower and applied moisturizer.

This is in Cortney's hotel bathroom, she also did her mom's eye makeup.

I didn't get any photos of her doing my makeup.

Here I am after.  She applied my own foundation and pressed powder, and used her eyeshadow/blush.  She gave me a subtle warm toned smokey eye.  I LOVED IT!

Thank you Cortney!

OPI products sent for review.

IMATS LA 2014 Photos and Stuff! (Part 1)

I am back from Pasadena and had a complete blast!  I think I am going to break this up in 3 posts, the meat of the content will be in this one.  Mostly just random photos I was able to take while we attended the show on Saturday Jan. 18th.

The other posts will be the goodies I brought home, and meeting Kandee Johnson! She needs her own post!

Check-in desk.  We were supposed to leave at 8 am to get there by 8:30 (that's when the show opened) but I made us late because I got my makeup done by sister-in-law.  Turned out ok though!

 Cortney (my beautiful sister-in-law) and I when we first came in.

 These look so cool!

Didn't realize these were blurry, ugh!  Not much nail polish at the show unfortunately.  I didn't get any China Glaze, I totally regret it lol.

Lime Crime had some colors but by the time it was our turn in line there were only 3 polish colors left.  I did buy one :)

Now these pics have random people and the special makeup.

There were demos going on all day.

 She wanted to give us makeovers!

 She was on the stilts all day!

 Colorful wigs!

 I wanted her to turn around but oh well.  Cute outfit.

They looked like they just shared a funny joke.

I took her picture early in the morning and I got an after shot later in the afternoon.

Check her out with her top half done!

So we waited in Sugarpill line for quite a while.  MAC, Sugarpill, Lime Crime had insane lines!

This guy had red contacts, I missed my photo op when he was posing a split second before this lol.

She was so adorable.  She rang us up!

 Sugarpill choices.


Our last stop for the day was the Cinema Secrets booth so that I could get their brush cleaner.  Well this girl was working there and wanted a photo taken with Cortney because they are hair twins!  She was super sweet and gorgeous.  I got in a pic with them but I don't have the photo lol.  Her name is Rachel (

This guy was a zombie and I wanted him to look at me but he was really doin the whole zombie walk and I couldn't get his face.

We finally made it to the Lime Crime booth and this girl was so adorable!

Thank you for looking!