Maybelline SuperStay 24 Lip Color 

​Another product I received through Influenster. 

I actually already had this product from a previous purchase I made awhile ago when I was in desperate need for a bright red – Keep Up the Flame – pictured here:

The  first photo is “Constant Toast” which is a color I hadn’t tried. It was a little too light for my style but great for a casual look. 

This lipstick doesn’t quite last  24 hours. That being said, it does go on well and if you avoid licking your lips or rubbing them together you’ll be okay for a night out.  

For best results make sure you exfoliate and allow  each layer to dry completely before  applying a new one. It is a bit drying but the gloss stick takes care of it. 

On a scale of 5 I would rate it a 4.5. It does hold up well and the colors are awesome. It’s also not as drying as some other all day lipsticks.

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Mac N Cheese Please? 

Now that the wedding chaos is over I finally have time to get back into normal life.   

I’m gonna take it slow getting back into this blogging thing but know that I have TONS of wedding related things to share and a new Influenster product!  

First I want to focus on this cook book.  I’m going to tag this under product review and recipe bc well it’s not really a recipe but it is related and after all that’s what I’m after. 

I received Chrissy Teigans Cravings cookbook from my cousin at my bridal shower and immediately marked every recipe I wanted to try. I have become kind of obsessed with her over the recent years because she seems to be so laid back and fun.  She’s a close second to Beyoncé in my mind 😜 

One of the most appealing things about the book is the variety and the not so good for you recipes.  My first two must haves were the Mac n cheese and French toast casserole but I would guess I have a good 30 or so recipes marked to try. 

I wanted to do this write up because unfortunately…. as much as I hate to say it, I was let down by the macaroni and cheese recipe.  I LOVE CREAMY MAC AND GARLIC! What is wrong with me 😢

My husband and I spent two great weeks in Thailand. After a few days all I wanted was CHEESE!! I literally was having dreams of coming home to make this and would talk about it daily.  Maybe I built up the hype too much? Maybe I did something wrong in the process but this Mac n cheese just wasn’t cheesy enough for me. 

I’m not 100% sure but everything looked right and I followed directions. The recipe was a little too much cream and not enough cheese in my opinion. 

I literally felt like something was wrong with me. I googled “didn’t like Chrissy Teigans Mac N Cheese” to make sure I wasn’t alone.

Well …apparently I am alone 😑 but I did see that there is a John Vs. Chrissy Mac and Cheese battle so I have been inspired.  She said everyone compliments his so much but that she doesn’t get it bc it should be creamy!! I SO agree but now, because my husband loves baked Mac n cheese and we were sort of let down, I’m going to have to try the other side. 

Despite choosing one of his songs as our first dance, I am not one of those girls who swoons over John. I prefer to worship Chrissy bc we all know who really keeps who on track and together  in a relationship. 

This is a really hard thing for me to accept that I didn’t like something of hers. The only thing to make it better is to hope I don’t like his either 😆 but I’m on a mission to find my favorite and forever Mac N Cheese so I can’t discriminate. 

I’ll be back with an update on my Mac N Cheese adventure and I’ll let you know how John ends up in the running. 

I do want to say that just because it didn’t work out with the Mac n cheese, we did love the meatloaf and the stovetop porkchops so the book is a hit in our household. 

 I still have high hopes for the French toast casserole which will be on our next grocery list.  ☺️ 

Anyways- what I really came for. What’s YOUR go to Mac N Cheese recipe? have you tried Cravings? What was your favorite? 

#SnackWithSimply


Thanks to Influenster we got to try out the new Sinply Ground Honey Roast. 

My fiancé does not like crunchy peanut butter but he really likes this! It has just a *little bit* of crunch. 

I went with the honey roast flavor because I love the extra bit of sweetness.I think they did a great job incorporating the honey into the peanut butter. –  It’s not too sweet or overwhelming. 

We chose to have it as a late night snack on graham crackers but I’m sure we will be using it many times in the future for waffles, smores, sandwiches etc. 🙂 

Definitely a product worth checking out! 

How would you use it? 

#ChooseToSmooth Gillette Venus Swirl

  
Well ladies, they’ve finally done it! No more cut up knees with the Gillette Venus swirl razor.

I was a bit skeptical but it really worked great. I had one of the best shaves I’ve ever received from similarly priced razors. 

Influenster also sent the violet swirl shave gel. I’m not really sure what it’s supposed to smell like but it reminded me of a salon. That being said it wasn’t too powerful of a scent. 

My only complaint with these two products is that the shave gel could’ve been more moisturizing. 

Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads 

  
Alrighty so first product review (@CutexNails) from the GlamVoxBox from @Influenster. 

As you can see, I gave this product 3 stars. 

Why? 

At first I thought the pad was working very well. It seemed to take the polish off relatively easy and also wasn’t as potent as most nail polish removers.

It really did seem to be easier on my nails so there might be some truth to the rivival aspect but my biggest issue with this product is how fast the pad dried out. 

I was almost half way through my second hand when it just didn’t have any life left in it. I decided to pour some of my other nail polish remover on it instead of opening a new pad. 

So is it a good product? Yes. Will you need more than one to get the job done? Yes. 

From an economical stand point I will continue to purchase the bottles of remover  and cotton balls but I can see some instances where these would come in handy (I.E. vacations).

#SoCutex #HealthyNails #contest.

#GlamVoxBox

Alright everyone. It finally arrived! I was a recipient of the GlamVoxBox through Influenster this month. 

Check it out: 

  
Good stuff huh? I’ve used a few of these products before and was excited to have them but there are also a few I’m curious to try. 

The box includes

  • Qtip Purse Pouch 
  • Gillette Venus Swirl
  • Cutex One Step Pads
  • Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel 
  • Shea Moisture Pack
  • Not Your Mothers Dry Shampoo

Like I said, I’ve tried a few of these before. The Not Your Mothers Dry Shampoo is a go to in my beauty routine. I’m currently trying to grow my hair out for the wedding by cutting back on washes and this product is great to use in between.

Qtips – another go to. Honestly if you don’t have these I’m probably questioning your hygiene lol. They are so versatil. I use them for the obvious ear cleaning but also to apply make up, whether it’s eyeliner or lipstick, to touch up my nails, clean hard to reach places in the house ( vents!) and for crafts. The purse pack is great for travel too. 

As for the rest, I’ve used Cutex pads before but not the strengthening so I’m curious to see if there’s a difference. 

I’m curious about the flexi ball in the razor too. 

The Shea moisturizing products are what I’m more eager to see. I have a few fine lines on my forehead so I’ll be curious to see if I see any improvements from using these. 

I’ll be back with an update 🙂 

C9 Power Core

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I was assigned my first VirtualVox, a coupon for a C9 Power Core or Power Shape Bra from Influenster and it seriously couldn’t have come at a better time.  I had just been thinking the day before about how I need more workout gear.

It was so hard to choose which one I wanted because there are so many fun patterns and colors. I ended up going basic (no surprise) with the grey but will likely be back for the coral and black and white options.

I haven’t had much luck in finding very supportive sports bras over the years but this one certainly passed the test. I tried it out while doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and seriously couldn’t have asked for more support. Not only did it provide support but boy was it comfy! It’s hard to find a bra that does both of those things.

The bottom strap does excellent at holding things up and the fabric is great at holding things in. I definitely recommend this product, its a great quality for an awesome price!

Head on over to Target to pick one up and see for yourself!

I just opened up my Influenster App and it looks like I might have more product reviews coming your way. Wish me luck!

SpiceVoxBox Review

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Have any of you heard of Influenster? I recently joined in September and have enjoyed every minute so far. This is a website that uses your interests and likes to send you products that you may enjoy.

Once you receive the products you leave reviews and share them on various platforms of social media.  I know its annoying to see people trying to sell things on your newsfeed but I view this a little differently. I’m not really trying to get you to buy anything. I am letting you know what I think is a good product and what isn’t. You never know if you’ve been looking for something similar to what I’ve been trying.

Its worth taking a look.

So for my first post on my products page I want to talk about the #SpiceVoxBox I received. First of all, as I mentioned, I JUST signed up. Within weeks I had a box at my door. Once I opened it  I saw the following products:

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  • Good Health – Veggie Stix
    • These were so delicious! As a girl with a serious potato chip addiction, these are the perfect solution. My anti-veggie fiancé loves them too.
  • Sinful Shine – Gel Tech Nail Polish
    • I loved this polish. The color was awesome and it was easy to apply.
  • Foot Petals –  Give ‘Em The Boot Inserts
    • These are a must have. Especially for winter. One problem with a lot of winter boots is that they aren’t water proof. Put these inserts in your rain boots and your problem is solved!
  • Not Your Mothers – Whip It Up
    • I recommend all Not Your Mothers products. They last long and do exactly what they are meant for. This mousse was so lightweight and smelled great.
  • Soap Box – Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner
    • I really like that this company gives back. There is a code on each bottle that you can enter to help out those in need. My bottles helped provide clean water to kids in Thailand which was extra awesome because we are planning to visit there next year!
  • Boots Botanics – Moisturizing Cream
    • This product changed my life. Since were getting into winter my skin has been drying out. I used this on my face and it solved my problems. No breakouts either!
  • Yogi -Sweet Tangerine & Vanilla Spice Tea
    • I am a tea drinker but not much for flavors. I tried the sweet tangerine. I was worried it was going to be too overpowering but the orange was actually a nice touch. I don’t know that I liked it enough to buy it again but for those of you who enjoy citrus teas this is a good one to try.

Cant wait to see whats next from @influenster!