Hi Lovelies!

Sorry this was so late, but I took the weekend to get some new glasses, as my iPad managed to mangle the old ones (that story is coming tomorrow!)

So, as I mentioned in the teaser, I am a part of Influenster. This is a network of folks that share their expertise in a plethora of different things: food, beauty, fashion, and the like. Depending upon your certain expertise, you can get chosen for certain promotions, or VoxBoxes, full of goodies to try. I got the Jolly Vox Box. As a reminder, here’s the whole thing:

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Goodies!

I got a box of Skinny Cow chocolate, a mini pack of Puffs, a mini Duck Tape (they’re called Ducklings! So cute!), a NYC shadow palette, and a Rimmel lipgloss.

Skinny Cow: so I mentioned I have a mild chocolate allergy (it just makes me a bit itchy if I have too much.) I popped a Benadryl and dug in. OMG, so good! I don’t do diets, so I wouldn’t be using these as part of a diet plan, per se. But I do make an effort to cut back on sugar, and this gives you enough of a fix that you don’t want to eat the whole box. These are peanut butter filled, but they have caramel clusters and crunchy ones too.

Puffs: fancy lil pack, right? I keep these in my bag, especially here in the frozen north where wind makes both eyes and noses run. And they have lotion for that extra softness.

Duck Tape Duckling: OK. I have no clue what to do with this, at least not yet. I would have used it to fix my glasses had they not had a paint splotch print on them. On the upside: they have paint splotch print on them! I can use it for…things! I haven’t figured it all out yet. But when I do, it’s gonna be taped, mark my words.

And now? On to my favorite part of the box: the makeup!

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So, the palette is the NYC HD Color palette number 781 Long Beach Sands. Its a really pretty neutral kit with high pigment. Here’s a swatch of the three colors:

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That’s without primer, so it’ll be a great basic set of colors with. But that lipgloss?

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Ewww. So the pros: creamy consistency, non sticky, high shine, and opaque pigment. The con? Holy Moses, that color! It looked as though I’d been gnawing peach Crayolas. Not sexy. But I would try it again, if the color was different. The formula is awesome though, so I’d give it a try. Just not this color (it’s called Luna, by the way.)

And that’s the Jolly Vox Box! Questionable colors notwithstanding, it was a pretty awesome collection of goodies to try. Next up? I got some new glasses and a funny story to share with y’all. Until then, stay beautiful!

Full disclosure: all items in this post were provided to me, complementary, by Influenster for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own.

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