I'm going to start with my favorite product from the Vox Box, the Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion styling oil. Seriously this is my new favorite hair product. I was a little worried about it since I have oily scalp, so I only applied it to the ends. The best part was that I let it air dry. Usually when I do this, my hair ends up stringy and frizzy. Not with this stuff. My hair was shiny and seemed thicker and not a fly away in sight. Also a plus, on a day that I let my hair air dry in the morning, I flat ironed it in the afternoon. It came out perfect. My hair looked like my gal at the salon had done my hair. I'm telling you, this hair oil is tops. It retails for $5.98, which is a steal! And with only 2-3 pumps per use, seriously you may never run out!!
My daughters love the Goody Tangle Fix brush. That would be that blue thingy up there. Caitlin has so much hair, and combing it is such a chore, and a fight, and a cry session, that sometimes I don't comb it at all. Truth. This brush did ease some of the pain, but did not work in Caitlin's thick hair when it was wet. That's a word of warning to any of you readers with super thick hair. Now for Mac's super thin hair, it works wet or dry. Caitlin like it because she could use the brush and comb her hair herself without pain. Score one for mommy. I'd recommend this brush to someone with medium or thin hair. It retails for around $7.99, so it would be worth it.
My second favorite product was the Olay Fresh Effects/Shine Shine Go Away Shine minimizing cleanser. That's a mouth full. All you really need to know is that it has great lather (a little goes a long, long way) and is great for taking off your makeup. Since I don't wear make up on a regular basis, I can't say I noticed a huge difference in my pores, but I did like the way my skin felt. I'd be interested to know how the rest of this line works. It's an oil free line which is great for me, since I still break out like a 16 year old. This cleanser retails for $6.99 and you get a ton for your money.
Included in the Vox Box was an NYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust Eye Shadow in Smoky Topaz. What that means is that it was a tube of shimmery dusty eye shadow with it's own applicator. I liked the color, it was pretty neutral which is right up my alley when I'm wearing eye shadow. What I didn't like is that when I opened it, dusty sparkles went all over my counter. This may be my own inexperience with new beauty products. I mean if I'm being honest, I haven't bought new shadow in a year, let alone eye shadow in a fancy tube. Also the color wasn't as intense as you would think by looking at the tube. That was ok for me, but someone else may be expecting more. Overall I like the concept and the idea. I wasn't searching for brushes at the bottom of my make up bag. Plus at $2.99, who can complain???
Finally, I received a package of Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles. My only complaint is why couldn't these have come to me in time to use in my "ankle breakers" that I wore in Vegas. A little soft gel in the arch never hurt anyone. These would have been perfect for the late night dancing at the club. Or all the walking to and from the Casinos. But if you have an event coming up where you need to wear heels or wedges and be on your feet, these just may be your new best friends. They are the most expensive of the products at $10.99, but really can you put a price on comfort?
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What do you think? Have you tried any of these?
Will you try any of them now?
|That's pretty much my routine.|
|Every morning, every night.|
|I mean really. How awesome would this be??|
|Fresno State 41. Boise State 40.|
|Yes. We most certainly are: That Couple.|
Letting my kids ride the germ infested vehicles at the mall.
Forcing the Hubbs to take selfies.
Making your own game day shirts, even if it means
stealing a sequin bulldog from your daughter.
Letting your kid destroy your cabinets so you can blog.
Even if it chaps your ass that you have to rewash every single thing.
Big bows and sunnies.
Early morning photos even if one kids hates you for it.
Chucks with princess dresses. Forever.
Being that Mom at the restaurant.
As long as the kids stay quiet.
More game day selfies to prove its date night.
Cutting my own bangs with a razor, as directed in Redbook.
Yes, a razor you use to shave!
Being Cheer-tastic from the get go!
Playing Where's Caitlin at Toys R Us.
Letting Mac eat powdered donuts for breakfast.
Even though I know that they are covered in crack.
They have to be.
Posting selfies and realizing it takes work to get the right filter
and the right angle to hide your mustache and old lady neck.
Ahh, selfies after 30.
Because why not?
Waxing despite the hot lava situation.
Old Lady magazine day.
I don't even miss Glamour.
Crafting for a cause.
Especially when it involves buttons and fabric like this.
I believe in Thursday nights filled with Fast Food and TV,
because Friday can't come quick enough.
I believe in Friday night football games.
I believe in weekends spent in PJs, spent in the driveway, spent eating ice cream.
I believe in messy, imperfect and happiness.
the Cup Song and trying to do the words;
Demi "Low-bottom", Heart Attack.
Anything on Kids Bop, including Justin "Tumblewake".
Grilled cheese sandwiches.
Powdered donuts, before dance class, and they make her crazy.
As evidenced in the above picture.
Fruit Beer (translation, Root Beer),
Sweet Iced tea, especially before 7 am.
Glitter hand bag.
Hello Kitty sunnies.
And Chucks and princess dresses.
Happy on non school days.
Sad on School days.
Tired after a hard day of playing.
Grumpy if she hasn't slept enough.
Really pissed if she hasn't eaten recently.
More ways to destroy my kitchen.
Play food of any kind so she can make dinner for you.
A jumbo pink play kitchen from Costco.
More clothes for Black Baby.
An iPad of her own.
More prim and proper dresses that make her look like a lady.
All the toys she owns.
Her princess rocking chair.
And a TV in her room.
Yeah, because I'm that mom.
When I asked her to clean up this room, she said,
"But it's comfy like this".
Currently, I can't argue with that.