I got the half round half-round QuikStyle brush by Goody in my Holiday Voxbox which was a box full of complementary stuff from Influenster for testing purposes. So no strings attached. I get it free to try it and them tell them what I think about it. I decided to hold off on reviewing this item until I could use it for several weeks. It has been about 3 weeks now and I finally decided to put my old favorite brush under the counter and just use this one. That is saying something because it is usually hard to find a good brush.
Have you ever picked up a brush at a friends house and noticed it felt awkward in your hard. It is easy to get used to a certain feel and then when it is time to get a new one nothing feels right. This one doesn’t have any weird curve to the handle or have an odd weight so I liked it. I also tend to drop brushes a lot when blow drying but this brush has a rubber grip section that helps me to keep a good grip on it. I really like that.
At first I wasn’t sure that this brush really helped my hair dry faster until I realized that my scalp was still wet and my hair was dry. My scalp is the only place the brush didn’t really get to. Now I’ve been aiming my blow-drying at my scalp and blowing down the length of the hair. I am really careful to not burn my hair so I usually keep it on warm and don’t let it get too close. When I started doing that I realized my blow-drying time was much shorter. The air from the blow-dryer helps dry out the brush too and it has vent holes in the brush to help wick the moisture away.
The half-round brush is great for bringing out the natural wave in my hair. When I use it I don’t have to use a curling iron at all. I am going to get the flat brush too for when I want my hair to be straightened without too much heat.
I’m still reviewing the complimentary items I received in my Holiday Voxbox from Influenster. I just have a few left to do. I have really enjoyed testing these things and I haven’t had any complaints yet. I’ve actually received several compliments from other people on how I’ve been looking!
Saturday I went to get my hair done and decided to get all glammed up. It is fun to do every now and then even if I don’t have anywhere special to go. It was my son’s birthday though and I knew my husband and I were going shopping later so it would be nice to look extra good for him.
I used Nude York City over a wine colored lip liner.
The NYC Lipshine color I received was Nude York City. I wore it a few times alone and it is great for a low key makeup day. On Saturday I used it over a wine lip liner and it blended with the color and the golden tones in the lip gloss really accented the color.
I found it also works well to help tone down lipstick that is too dark. I can just blot a little lipstick on and then use the Nude Lipshine over it and it looks great!
I love the spongy applicator. It is different from the usual applicators and makes it easier to apply it to the thinner areas of lips without getting it all over your face. This lip gloss even helps moisturize your lips. My lips had been pretty dry and felt like alligator skin (I do live in Alaska and it is very dry during the winter) After wearing it all day Saturday my lips feel so much softer today.
While we were shopping I scooped up some more colors of this stuff too! They’re only $2 something! I just love them and want them all!
My husband liked it 😉
Another thing I found in the Holiday Voxbox I received complimentary from Influenster was Eboost. I decided to have it hot like tea and it was delicious! I had been so cold and tired and it was great hot like that. I especially loved the fact that it makes 12 oz so it isn’t just a small shot. It is something I can sip on for a while in my huge red cup. It would also be good in cold water with a little ice! It isn’t too sweet like a lot of drink mixes like this are. They use Stevia to sweeten it which is what I normally use. I didn’t feel a huge or sudden surge of energy but I had been feeling really tired and rundown all day so it was great to feel normal for a while so I could get some things done. I think this product would be a great thing for me especially because of my health problems. I have fibromyalgia and a weakened immune system which causes me to get sick easily. This has a lot of vitamins so that is a “boost” I could really use and I don’t have to worry about crashing later. It is a natural boost which would probably be even more effective with continual use.
I’m going to use it to help me with my weight loss. After being down for so long with chronic pain I have weak muscles where most people don’t even realize they even have muscles. Exercising hurts and really drains me. I’m going to use Eboost to help with my energy level and start off slow 10 minutes a day and work up from there. I made a fitness board on Pinterest featuring Eboost along with some other things I’m going to try this year.
Of course I couldn’t have gotten a better flavor. I got Acai/Pomegranate and I love Pomegranate! All the flavors sound good though. There’s also Orange, Pink lemonade & Super Berry. I really want to try the Super Berry since I love berries. Click here to read supplement facts for the different flavors. While I was at their website ( www.eboost.com ) I was able to enter my email in a box that popped up to receive a coupon for a future purchase and they said if you follow them on facebook you can get a free sample the next time they have a giveaway.
I found Eboost on Amazon.com with free supersaver shipping but I’m hoping I’ll see it in the local stores here. You can also order it from their website and they have free shipping right now in the continental US. You can read reviews here on influenster’s website. They sent these boxes out to several people around the US as a complimentary gift for testing purposes. That is what I did. After we test a product we go write a review and tell them whether we liked it or not so much. So check it out and see what other people thought of Eboost.
When I got my Holiday VoxBox from Influenster full of complimentary gifts to try out I was so excited but I didn’t want to try the Kiss Nail Dress yet because my nails were so short. The set they sent me is a very classy black and gold design. I was dying to try them out but didn’t want to waste them on my short nails. I would rather wear them when I was going someplace nice too. I decided to buy another set to use until my nails are longer.
The set that came in my VoxBox is on the right in black and gold. I bought the other set.
Check out their website to see all the designs they have. There are tons! Each package comes with 28 strips with several different sizes including a sheet just for your large toe nails. Each strip has a rounded end for fingernails and a squared end for toenails. They have several sizes but if you can’t find a perfect match you can grab one a little larger and trim the edges a little. You can also use the extra strips to cut designs from to use as accents over polished nails.
I had such a fun time doing my nails with these! I can’t believe how easy it is. It is just a sticker that fits your nails. It seems like vinyl or something but it is fairly thin and it doesn’t look any different to me than polish would. I mean, it isn’t obvious that they are stickers and you don’t have to worry about applying a clear top coat. I didn’t have any problems applying them at all but my nails are short right now. I’m not sure how it is using them on long nails. If I didn’t like how it was positioned I just peeled it off and re-positioned without any trouble.
The last time I got a manicure the girl really roughed up the surface of my nail, way more than necessary! My nails are thin so as they grew out the roughed up area snagged, tore and broke easy. So I just cut them down. I’ve been taking vitamins to help them grow but I’m still having to trim off the damaged areas as it grows out.
I’m really loving these little babies because they look fantastic and I don’t feel so self-conscious about my nails looking so torn up. They go right over and protect the surface. The best part is you don’t have to use nail polish remover to get them off. They just peel off. That means my nails and cuticles wont get dried out by the harsh chemicals in the remover. I’m loving that. They look great and I think I’ll just skip the manicures from now on and just do my own nails at home with Kiss Nail Dress. That way my nails will be stronger and healthier and protected against damage. Imagine the money it will save me!