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Influenster Bloom VoxBox 2016

It’s been a while since I got an Influenster VoxBox. I think I get it once a year nowadays. The Influenster Bloom VoxBox 2016 contains items in the health and beauty department. I already put 2 of the 6 items in this box to the test. Here are the contents of the box:

Influenster Bloom VoxBox 2016

The Sunbelt Bakery granola bar has been demolished by my husband already and I’ve started using the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil. I already have immediate feedback on the oil — both good and bad. I already have the Cutex and Secret items from previous beauty boxes but am glad to get these still. It’s always good to have extras. That Sinful Colors shade is right up my alley (glitter — YASSS!) and I’m curious about the hair thickener by Not Your Mother’s. Stay tuned for individual blog posts on some of these!

*Products featured here are complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*

ipsy April 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! We got some good rain the past few days with a warm Spring this year. I’ve been very busy with stuff related to my 2 best girlfriends that I consider as my sisters so it’s been relatively slow here. But I do intend to pick things up soon! This arrived in my mailbox a few days ago and I was going to blog about it yesterday but I had to go to one of their birthday parties. It’s a special one cause her parents, brother and aunt flew in from India for her upcoming wedding in a few days. She hasn’t been with them for any of her birthdays in a good number of years. They’re the absolute sweetest people ever! I can’t wait to see them again in a few days. Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy April 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy April 2016 Glam Bag

I knew after getting last month’s bag, this one most likely isn’t going to be as great. Last month’s makeup bag was just so, so pretty! This one’s not bad but it certainly didn’t have the wow factor that I got from last month’s makeup bag. Anyway, first item that caught my eye is the pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask and Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask. I originally thought that I got 2 of the same thing but it’s actually 2 different ones. I LOVE face masks and actually have a ton of them that I’ll be blogging about eventually — so naturally I can’t wait to try these out. I have tried an item or 2 from this brand and while it didn’t blow me away it performed as expected. Next up is the City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio. While I think this is an awesome palette, I’ll be giving this away as an extra gift item to one of my nieces probably. I have enough highlighters AND I don’t even use any of them! Then we have my favorite item from this month’s bag: Tarte LipSurgence™ Lip Crème. The shade I got is called Wonder. I don’t have this shade and I’m definitely keeping this one. I love Tarte products — their products are of good quality in my opinion. I have to retake the quiz again cause I keep getting makeup brushes and I don’t really need more. I don’t even use anything that requires a makeup brush really. I got the Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522. The bristles are so soft though and I’ve read that people love it. I’ll set it aside as an extra item in a beauty gift bag for someone. Last up is the Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer. The shade I got is called Irina. It’s a gel polish, no need for base coat it says and it won’t stain your nails. I might keep this but it’s not really a shade I usually go for, so we’ll see.

pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus Sheet Mask

City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio

Tarte LipSurgence™ Lip Crème

Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522

Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer

Overall, not bad but I hope next month’s makeup bag is cuter than this. I do like the shape and size of it though as it holds my phone and cards in it. I find that very handy.

Zoya 4 Free 2016

Here we go again! It started yesterday and will run until January 13, 2016. Get any 3 Zoya nail polishes for FREE with code 4YOU. Only expense will be $15 in shipping, which is a great deal considering they retail at $9 – $10 each.

Zoya 4 Free 2016

Promotional shipping is $15 OR spend over $55 and get FREE Shipping! Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing if volume warrants it.

This comes out to $3.75 per shade, which is a STEAL! Which shades are you getting?!

Pure Ice Bedtime

Hey guys! How was your weekend? I can’t complain about mine as I enjoyed good food with good company. I also received some really nice gifts and scored in Target’s after Holiday sale (just the Dollar Spot though…50% off Holiday items there). Today’s post is on Pure Ice Bedtime.

Pure Ice Bedtime

Bedtime is a not quite a magenta shade but definitely not a plain purple. I find small glassy like particles in this shade which contributes to its sparkliness. This shade has a sheer formula that resulted in some patchiness but it evened out with more coats. Shown is 4 coats with no top coat.

Pure Ice Bedtime (in shade)

Pure Ice Bedtime (direct sunlight)

Pure Ice Bedtime (lighting changed)

Pure Ice Bedtime (close-up)

Pure Ice Bedtime (lighting changed again)

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Zoya Whispers Collection

This collection just showed up on my doorstep today! While I’m not a huge fan of more muted colors for Spring, it is a welcome departure from the bold Holiday shades (you know, all that glitter and jewel toned shades). It’s like a palate cleanser for nails really. Here are the details of this collection.

Zoya Whispers Collection April Handshot



Zoya Whispers Collection

Experience color serenity with this muted and tranquil palette of transitional nail neutrals.

Zoya Whispers Collection

· Cala – ZP823: A soft nude with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones.
· April – ZP824: A light, rosy toned neutral that is a modern take on blush.
· Eastyn – ZP825: A subtle grayed grape that is more interesting than mauve and gives a modern alternative that is ever so wearable.
· Misty – ZP827: An easy to wear taupe that is an updated version of gray with just a touch of green to make it daring.
· Ireland – ZP826: A uniquely wearable green that is muted enough to make it subtle yet still interesting. This green is well balanced between blue & yellow so it’s flattering on all skin tones.
· Lake – ZP828: A softened blue that gives the effect of serene water with just a hint of vibrancy to preserve its luminosity.

Zoya Whispers Collection

Zoya Whispers Collection Lake

$9 (US)
Available in top salons, spas and on

**BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.