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Review | Influenster Homecoming VoxBox

5 Oct

Hey there friends. I got another Influenster box, Homecoming themed. Ah, homecoming. Now that I’m a grown-ass college student, I can barely remember those days. *brandishes cane*

These items were provided for review, but all opinions belong to meeeeee. Let’s get started.

  • Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Holy shit these chips were THE. BOMB. DIGGITY. I’m not usually a potato chip person (I’m a regular person person, thanks) and I HATE strongly dislike spicy foods (Midwest represent). But I ate these in about ten minutes while working on a paper watching Youtube. The spiciness did not detract from the tasty “Pepperoncini” taste, whatever that may be. Seriously considering buying a huge bag of these.

  • Olay Active Botanicals Refreshing Gel Cleanser

I’ve been using this every day for my nighttime cleanser since I don’t like to use acne wash twice a day. It’s supposed to be moisturizing, and I will admit my skin doesn’t feel tight or dry after using though. It’s got a very generic scent and I feel like it doesn’t do much for my skin, but I’ll definitely use it all.

  • Red Vines

I don’t particularly care for licorice, so I’ll be passing these on.

  • Luden’s Throat Drops

Haven’t been sick yet (crossing my fingers this lasts through midterms), but I would eat these as candy. Funny thing is, they’re watermelon flavored, which I usually hate, but they are taaaayyystaaayyy.

  • SinfulColors SinfulShine Nail Polish

I appreciate that they included a top coat with this. Haven’t used it yet but the color is gorgeous, a kind of deep taupey grey.

That concludes my VoxBox review. *da daaaa* Pretty decent box, the chips were definitely my favorite.

xx Olive

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Review | Colour Pop Haul & Swatches

17 Jul

Hey there friends. Kay, I knowww I’m late late late to this bandwagon. But now that I’m here, I’ll admit- it’s amazing.


I totally didn’t mean to buy a rainbow, but that’s kinda what happened. Prepare yourself for the barrage of photos ☺DSC07905

Left to right: Supershock Shadows in Erotic (oo…gr8), Animal, Sour, Fizz, Ibiza, I ♥ This, & Lippie Stix in Charm & RawDSC07918

All photos taken in natural light, no flash. colour pop

I’ve used all these shades once in a look today. My thoughts are: AHHHH THESE ARE AMAZINGGGG.

But seriously, I NEED to place another order. Maybe one with more neutrals. Anyhow, here’s a shade rundown.

Erotic is a gorgeous blue-based red with golden sparkles. It applied well with a brush. All of these colors apply best with your fingers, but some of them I was able to apply and blend out with a synthetic brush. Animal is a coral-orange with golden sparkles. Similar consistency to the others, very smooth. Sour is a yellow with a tinge of green; it was a bit patchier than the others. Fizz is a bright green with loads of silver sparkles. It was the hardest to work with because of all the glitter but once on, it was sooo beautiful, probably my favorite of the bunch. colour pop 2

Ibiza is a turquoise blue with a bit of sparkle. It’s been on my to-buy list for probably months. It has one of the smoothest consistencies of any shadow I’ve ever owned. Love. I ♥ This is difficult to describe…it’s a neutral-to-cool toned silvery taupe with silver sparkle. Instant impact when applied with a fingertip. The two Lippie Stix have similar buttery formulas. Charm and Raw need to be layered several times to achieve full opacity. I don’t know yet about the lasting power, but they do not dry down much, so I’d guess only 2-4 hours.

Thoughts on Colour Pop? I’ve got two very different looks using these products coming up soon soon very soon, so stay tuned 🙂 Overall I’m extremely happy; for $5 a pop, CP really delivers on the quality (and the shipping! I got free shipping and my order arrived in < a week. Radddd.)

xx Olive

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Review | Influenster Campus VoxBox

22 Apr

Hey there friends. I received another Influenster VoxBox in the mail ’bout a week ago and thought I’d review it for ya. Onward!

♦ Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse ($12.99)

Ok, gonna be honest with you, I am pale and I’d like to stay that way. I’ll be passing this on the someone who could pull of dat golden glow 🙂

♦ St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub ($3.99-4.79)

Some people rave about this affordable exfoliating scrub, and it was the thing I was most excited to get in my box, but I’m having mixed feelings. I have to be super gentle with it to avoid scratching my sensitive skin, and washing off itty bitty apricot pit particles is kind of annoying. However, I’ve never tried any type of exfoliant, so I’ll reserve judgement til I’ve played with this for a few more weeks.

One important note, though: on the package it says to use this 1-3 times PER DAY. Um, don’t do that. Your skin will hate you. I wouldn’t use this more than once every 3 days.

♦ L’Oreal Paris Advanced Straight System ($4.99 for shampoo/conditioner, $6.99 for treatments)

I have short short hair. I’ll be passing this on..

♦ Softlips Cube ($3.49)

Finally, something good! I’ve been using this lip balm with SPF15 about ten times a day for the past week, no joke. It’s a thinner formula than say, EOS balm or Chapstick, which is fine by me. It’s definitely not my faaaaavorite balm ever, but it’s pretty darn good.

♦ Sour Punch Rainbow Straws ($1.29-1.59)

First of all, can I say how much I loved getting candy in this box??? These weren’t my favorites as I generally can’t stand sticky gummy candies, but hey, it’s something. They’re pretty sour, too (a plus).

♦ Sour Punch Punchies ($0.89-1.29)

I LOVED THESE. More of a Skittle-type consistency and wonderfully sour. I tend to go for candy that burns my mouth in one way or another. I’d totally buy more.

Well, that’s all folks. Hope you enjoyed. Any thoughts? Anyone want my sunless tanner?


***These items were sent to me for review. This won’t affect my opinions; if I wanted to hate on these things, I totally would 😉

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