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Influenster Charm VoxBox Review – Part 2

Today is Part 2 of my Influenster Charm VoxBox reviews. The following products were complementary from Influenster for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

EVA-NYC — Clean it up Shampoo & Therapy Session Hair Mask

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I have never used this product before but it said it was for all hair types so I gave it a try. It states it will leave your hair soft and the mask is suppose to make it so your hair is easier to comb out. I washed my hair with the shampoo and instantly hated how it smelled. But, I went on with the mask that also stated it could be used once a week as a hair mask or as a daily conditioner. You leave it on 2-5 minutes and I left it on for 5+. Again, I hated the smell of the mask/conditioner. It is almost a medicine smell to me, but my husband liked the smell and said it smelled like baby powder. I did not find it anywhere close to a baby powder smell but wanted a second opinion. So, smell it before you buy it if how your hair smells is a big thing to you too. While the products cleaned and conditioned my hair like any other shampoo & conditioner, the conditioner did not make my hair easier to comb out like suggested. The smell of the products is not appealing to me and for that reason alone, I will not purchase these products for myself.

 

Peeps Delights – Coconut dipped in Dark Chocolate

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Marshmallow is not a favorite of mine and I have to be 100% honest…I’ve never had a Peep before. So, I took a bite knowing I would hate the texture of the marshmallow but powered through that sensation and was surprised how good the taste was of the coconut and dark chocolate combo. The taste reminded me of a Mounds candy bar. I was surprised how SWEET that one bite was. I don’t know if I could eat a whole one just based off that bite. It was very sugary and sweet. But, the taste was surprisingly good…once you get past the marshmallow texture.

 

Wet & Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel

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Everyone who knows me knows I love a home manicure and anything that is 1 step is a bonus in my book. While this blue color I was gifted would not be my first pic, it is very SPRING and there are many other colors to choose from in this collection. You can purchase them from Wet & Wild or from Walmart.
The product website claims:

  • Up to 2 weeks of color & shine based on consumer grading
  • No UV Light Required
  • No Harsh Removal
  • 3-Free! No Formaldehyde, Toluene, or Phthalates!

My home manicure process…I started with clean filed nails. I did not use a base coat. I normally do and thought for the sake of this review I would just do the 1 Step. So, I applied a thin 1st coat about 2 hours before bed and waited to apply the second coat until this morning. The first thin coat was a little transparent but it went on well with the flatter applicator brush provided. It also dried very quickly. This morning I applied the 2nd coat and it went on just as nicely as the 1st and seemed to level itself out without me brushing over and over the nail. (I like that quality). The second coat I put on was a bit thicker than the first but I still controlled the amount so it wouldn’t be a huge mess. I was surprised the 2nd coat dried quickly too. I am resisting the urge to put my top coat over it but I won’t. I will update this blog post with pictures of before, during and after within the 2 weeks it claims the color will last.

EDITED 4.4.17– Update time! As you can see it has only been 5 whole days since I posted about the 1 Step Wonder Gel…but I need to take this polish off. It’s too chipped up for me. I will say it wore through some tough projects. I sanded, stained, varnished and assembled a DIY project and then stained the platform bed & headboard we made for our son (while wearing gloves)…along with all the dishes, laundry, cleaning, typing and just random day to day chores I do. I do think if I would have used my tried and true Sally Hanson Top coat it would have lasted much longer. I wish I would have topped a nail or two on each hand to test it out, but maybe next time. I also want to mention that I added a third coat of the 1 Step Wonder Gel to my nails Friday morning because the tips of my very short nails was already wearing off…not chipped but wore off some. The photos below are from this morning and show the wear I experienced in 5 days.

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Thank you again Influenster for the complementary products in the Charm VoxBox! I have enjoyed reviewing these new to me products and I hope my readers did too. If you missed the first half of my reviews on the Mott’s applesauce, McCormick Seasoning and Vera Wang perfume please go HERE to check out that blog post.

Homemade Exfoliating Face Scrub

This winter has done a number on my skin. My face is so dry & flaky. It has been super annoying. So, I started looking for a good face scrub that is more natural since my skin is already irritated.

Thank you Pinterest for always fixing my life. I found a coconut oil & baking soda face scrub that sounded amazing. Just what I need…a moisturizing exfoliant! I have used coconut oil as a face & body moisturizer in the past & loved how soft my skin was.

THEN in my Facebook newsfeed this >>> article popped up & was just what I needed to read to push me to just do it!
Homemade Face Scrub

Homemade Exfoliating Face Scrub

I only made enough for one treatment since the article stated you should only make what you will use at a time. Bummer because I only used 1 tsp of organic coconut oil & 1/2 tsp of great value baking soda. I had extra left over so I also applied it to my neck area. The article also suggests this recipe can help with acne prone skin and since I’m a 41 year old who still experiences hormonal breakouts it was a WIN WIN in my eyes.

I followed the directions in the article & will repeat again this weekend. After just the one treatment my face was super soft & my flaky dead skin was gone. It was amazing. Like I said, this was only my first time using this recipe but I will be adding it to my skin care routine & keep you posted on my results.

If you try this recipe please let me know!
xo, Staci
{Bloguary Post #12}

Super Girlz – Favorite Things Friday

Get ready Super Girlz! Every Friday I will be posting one of my FAVORITE THINGS! I’m not Oprah & can’t give everyone a free gift but I can share products that I love & find value in. I’m a bargain shopper & hate spending money on things that simply don’t deliver. 

I’m  looking for SUPER GIRLZ to share their favorite things too. If you are interested in sharing please contact me at SUPER GIRLZ FITNESS. Also, if you have a product (food, health, fitness, family or beauty related) please get in touch…let’s get your product featured!
TODAY’S FAVORITE THING

PURE ICE NAIL POLISH

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Pure Ice is one of my FAVS! Not only does it go on smoothly but it also lasts on my short nails AND you can find it at Wal-Mart for $1.97! That is a bargain hunting girlz dream!
This month I’m painting my nails in PINK to show my support for Breast Cancer Awareness. This one is called COME CLOSER (#1007). It’s a PINK HOLOGRAM MICRO GLITTER polish. In my picture I have on 3-4 coats of the polish. It was very hard for me to get any of the diamond shaped hologram pieces to come out. I shook the bottle many times during application & still found myself trying to “catch” one & place it on my nails. So, this manicure took me a bit longer, but I LOVE it! FYI, my manicure lasted 7 days.