Influenster #GlamVoxbox Review

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*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

A new season, a new Influenster VoxBox!

Before I left NYC for Austin this month, my Glam VoxBox from Influenster arrived at my house. Except, the mailman stuck it in between the two garbage pails on the patio instead of ringing the doorbell and handing it to me like he’s supposed to.

Sigh.

Anyway, this Glam VoxBox came with some awesome goodies for me to pamper myself with. I got a lovely Gillette Venus Swirl Razor, Olay Violet Swirl shaving gel, Q-tips cotton rounds, Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak dry shampoo, three Shea Moisture face products, and Cutex nail polish remover pads.

So let’s get reviewing!

1. Gillette Venus Swirl Razor. I’m totally hype about this razor! I’ve used disposable Venus razors before, so I’m really looking forward to my first shave of the spring season. The only con to this razor is the price of the cartridges. The cost about $20 for four replacement heads! I almost wish Influenster had sent me a pack of cartridges instead of shaving gel!

2. Olay Violet Swirl Shaving Gel. I’ve only ever used shaving cream, and lately Irish Spring soap because the thickness of the cream makes shaving my legs take twice as long. However, I did try the gel with a disposable razor on one patch of my leg and it did a pretty good job. See below for a picture of the gel’s consistency. I’m not jazzed about the hand soap smell, though.

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3. Q-tips Cotton Rounds. As a child I used cotton rounds for things like removing makeup with astringent or nail polish. They’re way better than cotton balls so I’m happy.

4. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak. I’m very disappointed with this product. I’ve been wanting to try dry shampoo for so long and my excitement was wasted on Not Your Mother’s. It’s unscented, so my hair still smells like it hasn’t been washed for three days. My hair also still feels oily and itchy. Ugh.

5. Shea Moisture Face Products. I’ve heard amazing things about Shea Moisture’s hair products, so I had high expectations for these face packets. I got a facial wash & scrub, anti-aging moisturizer and an anti-aging facial mask. All three packets contain frankincense and myrth. Although I’m not particularly fond of those scents, the anti-aging mask goes on clear and isn’t strongly fragrant. My face has been breaking out like crazy, so maybe this will help it relax.

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Can you tell that I’m wearing the Shea Moisture Anti-Aging Facial Mask? #NoMakeupSelfie

6. Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads. I’ve been wearing nail strips again so I didn’t get to try these, but I’m sure they’re super convenient. I always make a mess when I accidentally knock over the bottle nail polish remover. Thank. You. Cutex.

By far, my favorites in this Glam Voxbox are the Gillette Venus Swirl Razor and the Shea Moisture face products. Off to pamper myself!

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Reese Witherspoon on Easter Sunday

Reese Witherspoon on Easter Sunday 2016

Look no further for your chuch Sunday fashion inspiration, ladies—our Southern belle Reese Witherspoon’s got just the outfit to steal!

On Easter Sunday 2016, Reese wore one of her yellow jacquard dresses from Draper James. She paired it with a bright yellow and white handbag, chunky white sandals, and clear framed sunglasses.

What is not to love about that yellow dress?! I also really love the handbag. It manages to be vibrant without being blindingly bright, giving equal space for both the yellow and the white on the bag to work their magic.

The dress is sold out on Draper James 😦 but you can find the original sandals and bag (marked with *) below. I’ve also listed some alternatives.

Dress:

1. AliExpress, $48.00

2. Belk, $79.99

Sunglasses:

3. Warby Parker, $95.00

4. Nordstrom, $99.00

Bag:

5. Neiman Marcus, $298.00

6. Draper James, $395.00 *

Sandals:

7. Barney’s, $695.00 *

8. Go Jane, $25.78 (on sale)

Spring Break 2016 Getaway Playlist

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Spring weather + wanderlust = ROAD TRIP!

The temps are finally hitting the upper 50s and 60s, and everyone is excited about spring break. For those of you who love to travel long distances by car for spring break with friends, I’ve made you a getaway playlist.

So put some gas in the tank, hook your tunes up to the car stereo and get ready to road trip it with this 17-track Spring Break 2016 Getaway Playlist.

1. Runaways, Betty Who. Start your engine to the sound of Betty Who this spring.

2. Tourists, Wilhelm Tell Me. No matter how you put it, you’ll be tourists wherever you don’t call home.

3. 48 To Go, The Fray. For that cute couple that keeps stopping in every state to make it a special moment. ❤

4. The Getaway, Hilary Duff. “Gotta make a getaway.”

5. You Are a Tourist, Death Cab for Cutie. Oh, it is most definitely time to go.

6. Ride, 21 Pilots. How fun would it be to actually go on a road trip with the guys from 21 Pilots?

7. Run, Coin. “Maybe we can run.”

8. Border, Years and Years. Sing along with this one every time you hit a new border line.

9. Somewhere Only We Know, Keane. Run away to somewhere only you two know.

10. Coastal Brake, Tycho. When the night falls and all the city lights line the highways, this song will remind you of your newfound freedom.

11. Run Away, Anthem Lights. Yep, “we can ride all night.”

12. I Wanna Go, Britney. We all wanna go, don’t we?!

13. Joy Rides, Mutemath. I call shootgun for this one.

14. Runaway (You & I), Galantis. Stretch those legs with this EDM track.

15. Anywhere We Go, Kaptan. Sing this chorus at the top of your lungs. Who cares what the other people in cars think…

16. Kidnap Me, CRUISR. For the goofball moments during your trip.

17. Runaway, Mr Little Jeans. Just remember, “When you run away you can go anywhere.”

Have a wonderful and safe spring break!

Looking for some places near NYC to visit? Check out my road trip gems on Mapquest!

Gallery Mondays: Oda & King’s “Facelift”

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Since Friday is April Fool’s Day, I decided to provide you all with some humor for this week’s Gallery Mondays.

Back in the fall of 2015, I saw this piece by artist couple Oda & King in a group exhibit called Transfigure at Last Rite’s Gallery in NYC. I think it was the tape and this guy’s stained teeth that drew me in to this one.

The piece is called “Facelift.” I really do wonder what his face looks like without all that tape. He might actually be good looking enough to not even need a facelift…

Check out more of Oda & King’s work at www.odaking.com/gallery.

Fan Art Fridays: Superman

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Happy Good Friday!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters this wonderfully sunny day. As a result, Syfy is showing all of the Superman movies, which is totally cool with me.

Apparently the critics aren’t really loving Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice . The negative reviews have been rolling in since Thursday afternoon.

Anyhow, I’ve decided to feature all three actors that have played Superman for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. Enjoy artist Sam Gilbey’s rendition of Christopher Reeves, Brandon Routh, and Henry Cavill as Superman!

Are you going to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend? If you do, let me know what you think!

View the original fan art here.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Kylie Jenner at The Nice Guy Restaurant in L.A.

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Kylie Jenner looks more and more like Kim Kardashian everyday with those lips and those cheekbones!

The 18-year-old was spotted with a friend outside The Nice Guy in Los Angeles wearing a long sleeved silk camouflage number by Versace and suede ankle wrap pumps.

I think Kylie is really brave to go out in such a versatile piece that can double as a long jacket. She’s got great legs, and she’s definitely not afraid to show them off.

You can order the same dress/jacket and pumps for yourself online (marked below with *) and I’ve also listed alternatives should they sell out.

Dress/Jacket:

1. Luisa Via Roma, $2650.00 *

2. AliExpress, $47.00

Pumps:

3. Net-a-Porter, $735.00 *

4. Gilt, $69.00

Gallery Mondays: Franco’s Cafe

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This is what the streets of New York City will look like when the weather hits the upper 60s soon.

I saw this mural on the wall at Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC. I have no idea who created it or where Franco’s Cafe is.

I love the two women on the top left, one in a green dress and another in a pink one, caught mid-dance. They look so festive and cute!

There’s just so much going on in this mural that I can’t even think straight!