August 5, 2014
January 18, 2014
A Vox Box is, well, a box. A box full of goodies that Influenster sent me for free! Yep, you read that correctly...Free! Cost me zip. Zilch. Nada dinero (I know that's wrong :p). In exchange for the yummy (yes, I ate some) goodies, I promise to review and give feedback, as well as, well... brag a little :)
In this Vox Box, I received Rimmel London's Show Off Lip Lacquer in Luna, a NYC HD Color Trio in Bronzed in Brooklyn (eyeshadow), a travel size Puffs Plus, a Mini Ducklings Duct Tape in Hot Pink Zebra and a box of six Skinny Cow Divine Peanut Butter filled Chocolates (18 pieces total!).
There's a ton of linky love up there, so feel free to click, click, click away and get your eyes on all of the goodies I received... that's ok... I'll wait... no, really, go on and click... I'll be right here when you get done...
:: whistle whistle :: :: tap tap tap me toes :: ... :: La dee dee dee daaaaaaah ::
Oh, hey :) Welcome back! How'd ya like the look of all of my loot? Pretty jazzy box, wouldn't you say? I love, love, love all of the products (some of which are already gone - oops, was that a little bit of chocolate on my lip? So sorry...).
You can find reviews on all of the products either on Influenster's site or thru the linky love I've left for ya :) You're welcome.
And if you'd like a link to try your luck at getting your hands on one of these goodie bags, I mean boxes, just leave a comment (or email me) with an address I can send the link. All you have to do is sign up (always free! I promise, I wouldn't participate if it cost me a dime), give your opinions and wait. It's been my experience that you won't have to wait long, either! Influenster will contact you, just like they have contacted me, and want to send you free stuff, as well!!!! Really.... go on... you have nothing to lose! And ya might get some chocolate, too!!!
December 31, 2013
Until then, check out my eye look for my very casual, very staying at home, New Year's Eve eye look...
September 11, 2013
September 7, 2013
I won't bore you by repeating *everything* I've already said, so if you haven't already, please hop on over to the sidebar and check out my previous posts included in this review...
I'm fortunate in that I was blessed with naturally decent eyelashes. Doesn't mean I'll be caught out much without mascara, but they aren't horrible. So, while I never expect miracles, I have to admit, I was hoping for a little more than what I received.
Let me say that I was not disappointed, overall. Not at all. I suppose if I had to sum my experience up in one word, it would be "meh" (that is *so* a word!).
Now, if I'm going to shell out what, in my world, is mega $$$ for a beauty product, at very least I'd expect the packaging not to fail. As I've shown, the applicator (and application) is very similar to many liquid eyeliners. With my tube, the handle came, I guess, unglued from the actual applicator. So when I would close the product, the handle kept spinning, even after the tube was sealed (it screws into the tube - I hope I'm explaining this correctly). So, while not exactly a deal breaker, certainly a negative.
Again, if I'm going to lay down my hard earned cashola, I want to see significant results. I really can't say that I'm "wow-ed" by the results I've seen. I didn't expect a miracle in a tube, just something I don't have to rent micro-measuring equipment to "see" results, ya know?
Lastly, I'm one of those instant gratification kind of people. I really don't have the patience to wait 16 weeks, four months, to see results. I did notice slight improvement somewhere in the middle, but, hopeful as I was, it seemed to stall. I think my mid-review excitement was burst by nothing happening. Kinda disappointing, really.
Now, this is just my experience. To be honest, I haven't read any other reviews beyond the first few weeks... (I had time then... I'm a teacher and it was Summertime ahhhhhhh. But alas, I had to go back to work and anything fun just ended. ;-)) Other people may have, and probably do have, different opinions. Isn't that what makes the world go 'round? (no... It's not love, silly). Please, I encourage you to go look at some of the other reviews! Just search "Fysiko Eyelash Serum Review" on YouTube or simply search #LongerLashes on Twitter.
Thanks, Influenster! I really enjoyed reviewing this product. Hope I made ya proud :-)
July 17, 2013
(usual disclaimers - I was provided this product by Influenster in exchange for posting at least four reviews over the course of the 16 week review period)
Here we are at week ten! My, how time flies! Unfortunately, I had to go into work for a few hours this morning, which meant makeup! So, I thought I'd take advantage of having my face on and snap a few pics of my lovely lashes!
What do you think? I can definitely tell a difference! I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I would spend money on this product, yet. Don't get me wrong, if dropping $139 (price as of right now, on Amazon) on a product such as this doesn't threaten your food budget for the month, as it certainly would mine, then I would most likely recommend it. However, remember that this is a 16 week review, so don't go spending your hard earned cash on my recommendation just yet!
This will most likely be my last update until the end of the review. I'll try to pop a pic up before then, but with the start of school on the fast approaching horizon and us desperately trying to cram as much fun family time into the few weeks we have left, I can't make any promises.
See ya in six (or so) weeks!
July 13, 2013
I have to admit, I'm about as low maintenance as they come. Ok, truth told, I'm just plain LAZY! Especially during the summer. But, low maintenance be damned... This girl's gotta have her toes "did" for sportin' those Summer sandals (albeit my sandals are really flip flops that no doubt were bought for less than a tenner, five or fifteen years ago).
When I first discovered those Sally Hansen nail strips, I thought I'd hit the nail polish jackpot. Easy application and they stayed on forEVER! Easy Peasey, right? Well, sort of. See, the Sally strips are actual polish (Google the process if you're interested) so, once you open the foil pack they come in, it's use 'em or lose' em. Frugal gal that I am, I can make one strip cover three, sometimes four nails. See where this is going? Waste! At $10 a pop, which I really didn't mind because of the staying power, still, I wanted more!
Enter Jamberry Nail Wraps. The best of all worlds. They satisfy my OCD tendencies (you have to try them to get this part), meet my cheap and lazy qualities all the while providing my piggies with their proper Summer dressing.
Check 'em out at www.gopaintless.jamberrynails.com I promise, I'm not getting anything in return for posting this (I did host an online party that has since wrapped up, so I *really* get nothin'). Amy Everitt is my consultant. I only mention her name because she doesn't know me from Eve and is amazing!
(forgive the state of my feet in the pic... remember *low maintenance *!)