YOMG, guys. I failed so hard at NaBloPoMo. I was cruising along and then my sewing machine died and then my will to blog died. It was pretty horrific. But, you know what happened? I got a sweet new sewing machine and now I want to blog again! My need to blog is tied to my sewing machines. Let’s hope I never get a $20,000 machine or you’ll never be rid of me. Also, I’d have to mortgage our house for it.
Anyway, enough faux apologies about not blogging. It was the holiday season, what did you expect? I did get to go out a bit including going to the movie theatre three times in the space of a month and a half. That’s the most EVER. Well, the most ever since having babies. Babies are the anti-movie seeing.
I did have something super exciting happen — I joined Influenster due to Knitting Zeal. They supposedly send you free stuff to review or whatnot if you sign up with them. I had about zero hopes of that happening, but it happened! I got something called the JollyVoxBox. You might have seen me tweet or instagram it? I think you probably did.
Look at what they sent me!
Not even going to lie. I was super excited to get this even though the grand total of products was probably less than ten bucks. I’m willing to shill your products to the world, companies. KNOW THAT.
The two items I was most excited by were the make up pieces.
Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer and NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow. I was shocked at how bright the Rimmel lacquer was on. I mean, it was crazy hot pink on me. I ended up wiping most of it off and using it as a stain really. Sadly, I didn’t like the smell of it, nor the color. I think the color was great, and on someone with darker or tanner skin, it would have looked outstanding. I have pale faintly yellow skin. I looked horrific with it on. It went on great though, so I do recommend giving it a try. It doesn’t last very long but I was also actively worried about it lasting long since it was so pink on me.
Now, the NYC eye shadow? Oh, man. SCORE. I’m going to be using that forever. It’s so pinkish brown neutral. If I worked at a good office, I’d use it on a daily basis. I really am a SAHM who volunteers a lot, so I use it when I go into school. I never feel like it’s overwhelming even when I go heavy on it and use all three shades. It’s awesome. It lasts great (with a teeny bit of primer underneath) and it looks perfect. It’s not so heavy that you notice it, but my eyes definitely looked better with it on. I needed a brownish neutral palette too so I’ve been using it on a every other day basis so far and I’ve barely put a dent in it.
As for the Skinny Cow Candy, well, it’s supposedly a peanut butter creme, but it tastes like a caramel. That’s not bad, but it’s kind of false advertising? I just didn’t taste peanut butter. I might let my son try one to get his opinion. He likes milk chocolate a bit more than me so he’ll appreciate it more. Again, this was a good product.
The Miniduckling roll of tape was washi-tapeish, but though they advertised how easily tearable it was, I couldn’t tear it for the life of me. However, that did not stop me and my son from crafting with it. I was going to use it for wrapping some presents, but he went through the whole roll in about three days.
Lastly, I got a pack of Puffs. This is most likely the most useful item in the whole box. I stuck it in the back of my car seat so I can hand it off to my son who sneezes giant wads of snot all over the place in the winter. That’s a lovely image, no? Normally, this calls for him screaming for a napkin only to have me scream back that we’re out. We’ll, I stuck that pack in the seat pocket and we’re about a fourth through the pack already. If this were Instagram, I’d hashtag that epicwin. (I’m just going to start hashtagging my life. I used to hate hashtags and now I love them.)
So, thanks, Influenster! If you want to join that, hit me up for an invite and I’ll send you one. You need to either blog, tweet publicly, or Instagram to really have it be of use, however.