Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

It's finally halloween! Halloween has been one of my favorite holidays for many years. I love all things spooky! Even though I won't be doing much this halloween, I still wanted to create a playlist inspired by our favorite Disney villains! Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Tunes #4

I heard this song for the first time on Saturday night. It was one of those tunes I downloaded for free on my starbucks app. Seriously though; Starbucks really knows some great music. I get a lot of my favorite songs from that app. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

INFLUENSTER: Varsity Vox Box Review

GUYS. I know. It's been forever. And I'm sorry about that but a girls got to do good in school, right?! And speaking of school, I have another Vox Box to review! This one was sent to me, by influenster, because I am a college student. How fitting! If you don't know what influenster is, just take a peek over at my first post to read all about it! This box, titled the Varsity Vox Box, is filled with products that make life easier for the full-time college student. Inside the box we received Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Wash, Airheads Xtremes Bites, Kiss Nail Dress, NYC New York Color Big Bold Plumping & Shine Lip Gloss, and Tide Pods. Phew. That was a mouth-full. Now onward to the reviews!

The first product is the Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Wash. The box came with three trial-sized packets. I was hoping this was going to be a great product but, honestly, it's just another face wash. It's infused with raspberry and cranberry extracts but the scents still was not appealing to me whatsoever. At $6.49 a bottle, I wouldn't say this product is worth it. 

Don't even get me started on how gaudy these nail strips are. This product, Kiss Nail Dress, came with probably the tackiest pattern you could imagine. With the neon colors and the mix of animal print they couldn't be less my style. For this reason, I didn't actually try them on. Plus they wouldn't be allowed at my neutral-nails-only workplace. But I do feel that stick on nails are kind-of overrated. I understand the appeal when it comes to the design but I feel it's easier to just paint your nails. At $6.99 a box, I'd just buy a nice bottle of OPI and call it a day. 
The next product is something that I may actually start enjoying. The NYC Big Bold Plumping & Shine Lip Gloss (that is such a mouthful) claims to be a lip gloss that adds up 50% more volume and four hours of shine. I wouldn't exactly say that's true. Do I feel a tingling sensation when I first apply the gloss? Yes. But that could just be the peppermint I taste and smell. Four hours of shine? I don't think so. This gloss lasted an hour, max. Although it doesn't really do what it claims, this gloss is very pretty. The color I received, Pleasantly Plump Pink, is really sheer pink shade that enhances your natural lip color. Another great thing about this product is the doe-foot applicator; it's huge! One sweep and it covers your lips! I'll probably keep this product in my bag for the color, but it's not very plumping.

Last product in the Vox Box is Tide Pods. This little plastic packages contain detergent, stain fighter, and brightener. You pop them into the washing machine and they do all of the work for you. Easy right? Perfect for the college student living in a dorm. There's not need for clunky tubs of fabric softener and detergent and no need for measuring! Just pop one in and done! I used these on my sheets and let me tell you they do the job. My sheets are clean and they smell good. Do you really need anything else? 

All in all, this box was pretty disappointing. Of the five products, I only completely enjoyed about one. I feel bad know that I received these products for free but I'm doing my job, right? I'm allowed to have my own opinions. Nothing truly offended me in quality and nothing really wowed me either. I do appreciate that these companies and Influenster valued my opinions, though. I can't wait for the next box! 

Are any of you influensters? What vox boxes have you received?