Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review Influenster TLC VoxBox

Hey Y'all!!  I am so sorry I'm a bit late reviewing this box from Influenster.  It came while I was having my health issues...but I have it for you today!  Since I'm a bit late, I'm going to include everything in one post :)

So Influenster sent me the TLC VoxBox, which is described as a box for all the mothers, and it is!  The box included:  Neosporin Neo To Go, Ivory Bar Soap, Puffs To Go, Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card, Avon Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother and Breyers Gelato Indulgences.  So let's get started!

First up is Neosporin Neo To Go ($4.97 to $7.50):
If you're a Mom, or clumsy person, or athlete, you are familiar with Neosporin.  It is an anstiseptic pain relief ointment that has always come in tube in a gel form.  My ballerina loves the stuff, especially the pain relief part.  Neosporin has been a part of our household since she was born, altough I've never been a fan of having to touch the's always felt greasy.  But now Neosporin has come out with Neo To Go, a convenient no touch spray!  I love this idea!  Sadly though, mine didn't work :(  I am going to buy it for the teen though and I will update y'all on how it works then.

Next is Ivory Bar Soap ($3.99 for a 10 pack):
Ok, I have to tell you, this product led to some pretty funny conversations in my daughter has never used a bar of soap!  Yep!  Fourteen years old and never used a bar of soap.  That led Mr. Glitteryfingers and I to explain how, while growin up, we hated bar soap.  We told her about how the entire family shared one bar of soap to shower; how the soap never really dried and instead just got all goopy as it seemed to melt; and how soap always left a film on your skin.  Suffice it to say she was horrified.  That's when I handed her the Ivory Soap and made her use it!  LOL

As it turns out, we all liked it.  While we all felt like it left a slight film on our skin, once we were dry, our skin felt soft and didn't feel coated with anything.  It is a very mild soap with no dyes or heavy perfumes.  And on a side note, it hasn't become a melted mush in our shower!

Next in the box was Puffs To Go ($0.49 per pack):

I don't have a picture, but y'all know what these look like, the small packet of tissues in a plastic pouch.  These were very handy and held up well in my purse.  These also had lotion in them making them very soft.

The VoxBox also included a Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card (free):
Ok, if you have read my blog for any length of time, you know I live out in the middle of no where, literally.  I live in a very rural area and there isn't much around here.  We do have one ( shell station in the town and it's actually pretty close to me, only about 10 miles.  This card allows you to save 3 cents per gallon, which is nice.  The reward part works like this, you earn points by buying specially marked items in the Shell store, car washes, dining at certain restaurants and shopping on their on-line mall.  As you earn points, you earn money off of the price of gas, up to 75 cents per gallon!  If you are interested, click here for more information.

Also in the VoxBox was Avon Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother ($30):
First, I'm a sucker for great packaging, and Avon did a wonderful job with this product!  The compact has a mirror finish.  Seriously. You can use it as a mirror:
It was really hard to photograph.  Then, the lid slides back:
Isn't that fabulous?  Just be careful when opening it, I stabbed I with my nail.  And the best part?  IT WORKS!!!  Seriously!!  Instantly blurs your wrinkles!   Did it get rid of all my lines?  No.  But it definitely improved them!  I have to be honest, I'm so amazed this works.  I have tried SO many products that promise results and I've been let down time and time again.  Avon is my new hero.  Just one bit of warning.  It's recommended to put this over your make-up (it has a matte effect) or over your moisturizer.  I recommend putting it over both.  There is a slight burn/tingle when you first use it.  If you've ever used a product with retinol, you know what I mean.

I can not recommend this product enough!!!

Last, but SO not least, I received a coupon for a free Breyers Gelato Indulgences ($4.49 to $5.99):
Let me start by saying, I LOVE the commercials for this stuff!  The Mom & Dad hiding in the kitchen from the kid, eating it in the dark.  You are not a real Mom until you have hidden in the closet sneaking a candy bar!  And yep, I've done that!  Sorry, not sorry ;) That being said we did share with the kid.

Breyers Gelato Indulgences comes in four flavors:  Vanilla Caramel, Triple Chocolate, Tiramisu and Raspberry Cheesecake. We chose Vanilla Caramel.
Holy Moley!!  This stuff was phenomenal!!  So rich!  So creamy! Just so dang good!!!  My one and only regret with this is that I didn't hide in the closet and eat the whole thing by myself! Sharing stinks!  So Moms, wives, any, don't walk to your nearest store, buy this, rush home and hide in your closet and enjoy a few moments of Paradise!!

I hope you enjoyed today's post!  Have a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TIOT: Sally Hansen Triple Shine Hypnautical

Hey Y'all!!  Happy Tuesday!  I have a quick post for you today...the teen has to read "A Midsummer's Night Dream" for school and I need to help her.  Does that bring back high school English classes for everyone? LOL  Are they good memories or bad ones?

Anyway, it's Try It On Tuesday, and I have a polish that I won with my Polish Mavens, Sally Hansen Triple Shine Hypnautical:
I know I say this a lot, but seriously, photos do not do this polish justice!  It's gorgeous!  Hypnautical is a light turquoise jelly base with turquoise iridescent flakies and blue micro glitter.  Photos show two coats, with top coat, over China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise (neon turquoise shimmer).
I wish I could have gotten a picture of this polish in the sun, but as luck would have it, we had 4 straight days of clouds.  But it was beautiful on the nail...the iridescence sparkled with every move of my hand. 

The formula was good.  It seems with any flakie the polish tends to be thick and that was the case with Hypnautical, but it wasn't too hard to work with.  I'm only sad that I put it over a turquoise base.  I will be trying this over other colors soon! 

Have a wonderful day and Happy Polishing!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pink & Bronze Fan Brush Design

Hey Y'all!!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good weekend.  We didn't do much which was a nice change.  We caught up on our "America's Got Talent" that show!  And just spent time loving on our fur babies and each other.  Plus I spent time trying to teach my 90+ pound fur baby that she can't do the same things as the 9 pound fur baby.  In other words, no Tillie, you can't run across the room and jump in Mommy's are going to squish Mommy!  But I do make that fun sound when she lands on me and all the air rushes out of my body...she likes that sound.

I do have a new design for you today...I think I've finally figured out how to do a Fan Brush design:
I Used:
Studio M- Hot Zone (neon pink with blue shimmer)
Orly- Hot Tropics (neon magenta with a gold shimmer)
Sinful Colors- Gold Medal (antique gold/bronze gold metallic)
Fan Brush
I started this manicure with two coats of Studio M Hot Zone, a gorgeous neon pink with a blue shimmer.  Next comes the fan brush.  This takes practice, at least for me, lol.  Put a little polish on a piece of paper (or foil, or paper plate) and dip your fan brush into the polish.  Then dab the excess polish off.  You want to remove the majority. Then, just run the fan brush vertically across the nail.  Start on one side, then start on the other side of the nail.
You may have to go over the nail several times to get the look you want.  I also went over the nails with the base color, using the fan brush, to make it stand out more.  Once you get the look you want, top off with top coat.

I hope you enjoyed today's mani!  Happy Polishing!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Water Marble (Neon Orange & Purple)

Hey Y'all!!  TGIF!!!  A bit early.  The teen has a show tomorrow and I'm going to run a bunch of errands before, so I thought I would post this a little early :)

For today, I have a Neon Orange and Purple Water Marble perfect for Summer:
I Used:
Orly- Scattered (dark purple neon)
Orly- Tropical Pop (bright orange/peach neon)

For my tutorial on water marbling, CLICK HERE!!

I really love how this turned out!  Be sure to work extra quickly whenever you use neons in water marbles.  The polishes always dry fast in the water, but the neons dry super fast!

I hope you enjoyed today's post, and that you have a wonderful Friday!  Happy Polishing!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Pink, Purple & Turquoise Summer Dotticure

Hey Y'all!!  Happy Thursday!  How is your day going?  Mine is ok...the teen is off to dance camp...yes again.  And I've declared war on the ants in the yard.  Seriously.  I hate ants!  If you live in the South, you understand.  We have a ton of varieties and they all bite.  So I've been roaming our property with a concoction I found on the internet guaranteed to end their miserable little lives!  These things have built hills over 12 inches tall and over 18 inches wide, in just a couple of days...they must go!

But I did find time to bring y'all a new post, a pretty Summer Dotticure:
I Used:
Orly:  Hot Tropics (neon magenta/purple with gold shimmer)
Studio M- Hot Zone (neon pink with blue shimmer)
Salon Perfect- Gone Sailing (neon turquoise shimmer)
Large and Small Dotting tool
Since I've done similar manicures recently, I won't go into the how-to-do-this (just look back a couple of designs for the tutorial).  I will say that I LOVED this color combination!  Very girly while still so bright!  I'm going to have to try this color combination in some other designs!
I hope y'all enjoyed today's design!  Have a fabulous day and Happy Polishing!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ombre, Gradient and Stripes

Hey Y 'all!!  Happy Hump-Day!  I hope y'all are having a fabulous day.  I feel better today.  Yesterday stunk, I had a headache that just would not go away!  But 11 1/2 hours of sleep cured that!  I can't believe I slept that long.  But now, at least I feel better!  And I have a new post for you!

For today I have an Ombre/Gradient and Stripe design for you:
I Used:
China Glaze- White on White (white crème)
China Glaze- Pelican Gray (pale gray with a silver shimmer)
China Glaze- Silver Lining (clear base with small silver glitter)
China Glaze- Black Diamond (shimmery black)
Striping Tape
Make Up Sponges
I love how this mani turned out, but I have to say doing the stripes was a pain in the butt.  That's why two nails are gradients.
For the stripes I placed the striping tape diagonally then painted the colors in the order listed in the "I Used" section.  The ombre was also done diagonally.

I hope y'all enjoyed today's design!   Happy Polishing!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Red, White & Blue Dry Marble

Morning Y'all!!  How have you been?  I've really missed you!  Not to be too personal, but I've had some issues the last few weeks, health wise, blog wise, and I just couldn't keep up the blog.  And, I just needed a vacation.  And while many of the issues are still going on, I feel well enough to start back up.

And the first design I have for you is a Red, White & Blue Dry Marble.  I know I'm a bit late for the 4th of July, but I always think red, white & blue is good for the whole month of July.  When I think of July's color, I always think of those colors.  You know, like December is Winter White, May is  You don't think of what color each month is?  Just me?  Ok then...  Here's my dry marble design:

I Used:
Sinful Colors- Snow Me White (white crème)
Finger Paints- Surf's Up (blue shimmer)
Finger Paints- Be My Baby (red shimmer with slight pink undertones)
Detail Brush
So this is my first successful dry marble, and I learned what I was doing wrong on every other attempt.  To start this mani, I painted my index finger with one coat of Finger Paints Be My Baby; my middle finger with one coat of Finger Paints Surf's Up; and the rest with Sinful Colors Snow Me White.  Let that dry completely.
For the rest of the mani you need to work one nail at a time.  Paint the second coat of your base color.  While it's still wet, place a couple of drops of the other two colors on the nail.  For me, bigger drops worked better. If they are too small, they will mix into a new color.  Then taking a fine brush, swirl through the colors :)  I did a kind of zig zag pattern, alternating side to side, top to bottom.
Then, let it dry and add top coat.

Hope y'all enjoyed today's mani.  Happy Polishing!!