Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Time for a Round-Up

Wow, it's already past the middle of February?!  Where is time going so quickly?  

I have been staying busy with projects for work, and pretending that I am some kind of IT support for them.  Of course, that boils down to the fact that I am cheaper than the computer guy that comes in as needed. and takes care of the servers, so it only makes sense to ask me if I can "fix" it first!  I am 200+ miles away, but a phone call, and my hourly wages are way cheaper, if I can figure it out for my gal-pals!  I get it...most everyone loves a bargain these days.  (SIDE NOTE:::  A few days ago an older lady at the grocery saw me with my coupons, and she had hers, and said, "Isn't it a shame we have to use these and chase deals?"  I just smiled and said, "Yes." But the thing is I enjoy it, and don't take it to the extreme.  Sorry, Grams!)

So, let's see what I found on the big, old www that struck my fancy here lately, shall we?
Great!  Let's begin!

What I Love:

What I Want:

What I Bought:

What I Want to Eat:

(If only I didn't give up chocolate for Lent, and Nick wasn't rocking a Paleo challenge!)

What's on your weekly round-up?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012

In December I got an email saying that I'd be receiving the Holida VoxBox from Influenster, and was pretty pumped to see what would be inside!

I was so excited to try out all of the goodies they sent me, because I loved the first box I got filled with Palmolive Infusions a few months prior.  Of course, it arrived when Nick and I were on our holiday travels to see our friends and family, so I had to wait awhile to bust into that bad boy.  I did have our mail held, and should have taken a picture of ALL the packages, freebies, and other mail we had after 2 weeks of being away, during the holiday season.  (Luckily all our gifts made it before we left!)

So this is what was in my VoxBox:

Goody QuickStyle Brush with absorbent microfiber bristles.  It's like a hairbrush with some sham-wow bristles in it.  I was not impressed with the quality of the plastic on this brush, but it did do an okay job at drying my hair faster.  Besides the plastic, I also didn't think it brushed through my hair the whole way because of the microfiber bristles.  I brushed over my hair with my regular brush to ensure that I didn't have any tangles, or unbrushed spots.

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine called Nude York City, and it really is a nice nude color. I am not one that typically wears a lip color, so keeping it simple is best for me.  I tend to keep it real with a plain lipgloss, but this was a nice change. It wasn't clumpy or sticky either, which was wonderful!!
Kiss Nail Dress, in the cheetah print, I think it is called Sexy.  I've been wanting to try these for awhile now but wasn't sure if they were worth the money, and if they would stay on my nails.  I just need to get around to putting them on, when I know I won't be doing anything of importance, like a job interview, because they are a bit much for my style. 

Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal, which I KNEW I wouldn't be eating, as I don't like oatmeal.  I mailed it to my sister though, and she enjoyed it.  I did like that it was a whole grain version, had pistachios and dried cherries, and Quaker has a variety of flavors.  If only I liked oatmeal!  I've tried it all different ways, and all different flavors, but just can't eat get myself to eat it.  It's a texture thing, for sure!

EBoost Pink Lemonade, which was a powdered mix that was a boost of energy powder that got mixed with water.  It had artificial sweeteners in it, so I didn't drink much of it, nor did I get an energy boost.  But, some of you might like it!!  They do have a big variety of flavors on their site!

I also received a voucher, from Sole Society, that got me and anyone I shared the code with $25 off our first pair of shoes.  It's an online shoe site, with a lot of variety, especially if you like to wear heels!  I couldn't find any shoes I wanted to buy, but it was a good deal, and I am sure a LOT of people enjoyed such a large discount! 

That's all for now!  I hope you sign up and enjoy Influenster as much as I do!  I love trying new products to see if I really like them before I go out and buy them.  And Influenster always has great products to try, and they compensate their members so well!! 

Disclosure: As a member of Influenster, occasionally I am sent products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. As always, all opinions on the products I received are my own.