Spring Fling VoxBox from Influenster

The #SpringFlingVoxBox was all about beauty and comfort.
Got it from Influenster
BEAUTY:
Rimmell London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara: Thick, full, wide-eyed glamour! Mascara is my favorite beauty product ever, and it was fun to experiment with #RetroGlam looks, watch the videos at RimmelModcasts.com, and show off my bold eyes. The shape of the brush managed to magically plump up my lashes for extra volume. No clumps; just all-around awesomeness. It made me feel like a 60’s movie star!
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Kiss Everlasting French Nails: I loved my no-chip #everlastingfrench manicure! I had never tried a French manicure at home and thought it would be a hassle…nope! It was easy to figure out, and the set had Flex-Fit Technology to ensure ultra-comfort and a perfect fit. The box included:
28 French Nails (14 Sizes)
Pink Gel Glue (2g)
Mini File
Manicure Stick
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COMFORT: Softlips CUBE_Pom_blueberry
Softlips® Pomegranate Blueberry Cube: Berry fun! A tasty, innovative lip balm that kept my lips smooth and hydrated. It also comes in Fresh Mint and Vanilla Bean flavors.

NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Lotion: Who doesn’t want firmer, more toned skin? This is high-quality lotion. But you don’t just have to take my word for it; get your free sample of #NIVEASkinFirming here!
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Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™: Do we love tampons? No. Do we need them? Often. Can they help us overcome challenges? That would be ideal! These are meant to help you #PlayOn so there are no restrictions on what you can do during that time of the month. I am very active, so these suit me perfectly.
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Peach Pie Car Freshener from the Labor Day Movie: A delectable peach pie evokes the sweetness of this movie, starring Kate Winslet and Jason Reitman. You can check out my #LaborDayMovie Pinterest board on “What Love Means to Me”: http://www.pinterest.com/robinosully/what-love-means-to-me/

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Which #SpringVoxBox product would you most like to try?

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Top 10 College Women Competition

If you are (or know) a female undergrad who will be in her junior year during the 2014-2015 school year, you can apply for Glamour’s Top 10 College Women Competition!
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You will need to submit:
Your GPA
Your major and minor
A brief explanation of your future plans
A list of your activities
A list of awards you’ve won
An essay of 500 words or fewer describing your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and future goals
Basic contact information
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Each entry must include:
A completed application form.
An official college transcript.
A photograph
Two letters of recommendation.

You could win $20,000 and a trip to New York City and be profiled in the magazine!

Deadline is September 15, 2014.
Apply here: http://www.glamour.com/inspired/glamour-top-10-college-women

Do you know a good candidate for this competition?? Good luck!

Glitter & Garlands: Holiday Accessories

If you celebrate Christmas, maybe you add tinsel to your tree to mimic the way moonlight twinkles on the snow outside. It’s fun to add “tinsel” to yourself during the holiday season as well.
I am planning to wear a beaded mesh scarf (from Monroe & Main) to our Christmas Eve party.
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The glittering strands of silver beads add a hint of exotic sparkle to the woven macramé scarf.
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I don’t usually paint my fingernails in anything beyond a basic pink, but I might try nail art with some rhinestones this year.
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I also am impressed when women can pull off a punch of vivid color on their eyes. Cover Girl’s flashy Flamed Out eye shadow pots look fun!
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How do you add sparkle or glitter to your holiday look?

Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n Easy

Do you color your hair? In between colorings, are you trying to cover up some grays? Here’s a potential solution: Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n Easy can match salon AND at-home shades. It has a plethora of shade choices, and you can chat online with a Clairol Expert Color Consultant for free to find your seamless match (Monday-Friday, 10 am – 6 pm EDT).
http://www.clairol.com/en-CA/how-to-page.aspx?collectionid=4084
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You can blend away your most visible roots and grays until your next full coloring with the simple Precise Application System.

Designed to match leading shades, even salon color
100% gray coverage
Permanent formula that blends seamlessly
Lasts up to 3 weeks
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Have you tried this or a similar product? What do you think?

Disclosure: I received a coupon for a free box from Vocalpoint (thank you!). http://www.vocalpoint.com/

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ product for testing and review purposes from Influenster.

Stuck in a styling rut? OSiS inspires you to “Kill routine” when it comes to your hair. During the styling process or after you blow-dry, the right products allow you to personalize your look.
I have been experimenting with the Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Gelastic Ultra Strong Flex Gel. It offers lasting definition for short or long hair (mine is long and wavy).
You can apply a small amount of Gelastic onto damp hair before styling or work it into dry hair for extra definition.
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Products in the Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ line include:
GELASTIC
ROUGH RUBBER
SHAPE
DUST IT
BUFF
4-PLAY
MESS UP
Learn more at the Schwarzkopf website:
http://www.schwarzkopf-professionalusa.com/
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Here are a couple of ideas to help you “Kill routine” when it comes to your hair:
Use round or curved brushes in blow-dry styling to add soft curves.
Use bristled brushes for finishing and smoothing a style.
To get beach waves, spritz in texturizing spray or hairspray after your hair is dry to make the look last.

Are you interested in trying a new hair style?

L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

It might be magic!
I was given the opportunity to try L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream through the SheSpeaks blogger program.
This multi-tasking skin beautifier delivers 4 helpful actions: it hydrates, corrects, evens and perfects–all for $10.95!
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I don’t like to use a lot of skin products, so the fact that this one could take care of so much all in one little tube was quite appealing.
After one week of daily use, I can say that is really does instantly transform to your appropriate shade for a flawless, bare skin finish.
Over time, I may even see more beautiful skin (here’s hoping!).
The all-in-one skin BB cream has “Beautifying Beads,” which are encapsulated pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion with antioxidants Vitamins C&E.
Check out more details at:
http://www.lorealparisusa.com/en/Products/Makeup/Face/BB-Cream/Magic-Skin-Beautifier-BB-Cream.aspx?shade=Light

Have you tried BB creams? Do you have a favorite?

Disclosure: I received a complimentary tube of L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream for review purposes from SheSpeaks.com

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin

The new, easy-to-use Beautiful Skin line from Boots USA is a two-step range of everyday skincare cleansers and moisturizers, tailored to your specific skin type.

Step 1 is to cleanse, and I tried the Cleansing Lotion.
Beautiful Skin cleansers quickly and gently remove all traces of dirt and impurities, leaving you with clean, healthy skin. I found that there is no need for a separate toner.
Step 2 is to moisturize, and I tried the Night Cream.
All the Boots day creams deliver SPF 15 and Broad Spectrum UV Protection, while the night creams work to promote optimum hydration while you sleep.

I definitely saw that my skin was hydrated and refreshed after using the night cream.
Beautiful Skin products are color-coded for your skin type: Normal/Oily (Pink), Normal/Dry (Green), and Dry/Very Dry (Lilac).

See all the products at http://www.shopbootsusa.com/

I learned about Boots because some Influensters received these products complimentary for the Beauty VoxBox (I did not).
I purchased the products on my own, and all opinions here are mine.