Influenster #SunshineVoxbox Review

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

A couple of weeks ago I received an Influenster Sunshine Voxbox in the mail. I’ve finally found the time to write a review of the products I got!

The box came with Vaseline Contiuous Spray in the scent Aloe Smooth, Infusium 23 Leave-in Smoothing Creme, Sinful Colors nail polish in the shade Oceanside, Dickinson’s Cleansing Cloths, and Blue Diamond Almonds in the flavor Sriracha.

Here we go!

1. Vaseline Continuous Spray, Aloe Smooth. I’m actually quite fond of continuous sprays. I’ve been using the one from St. Ives in the Oatmeal Shea Butter scent for a couple of weeks now, and I must say that this Vaseline Continuous Spray smells a million times more soothing! It smooths on just as I hoped it would, and the bottle says it helps heal dry skin so this is a win for me! If you haven’t tried any continuous sprays yet, you should definitely consider this one. They’re super quick to use, especially if you’re rushing to get ready in the morning!

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Yes, that’s my ugly toe.

2. Infusium 23 Leave-in Smoothing Creme. I haven’t tried this on my hair yet (because I’m really picky about what I put in my hair) but I did smell it and I’m not too happy with the way it smells. It’s an avocado and olive oil scent, but it just smells like medicine. I love avocado just as much as the next person, but this doesn’t actually smell very pleasant. I’m so used to using Herbal Essences that I’ve been spoiled into believing that all hair products smell like fruit. Oh, well. Maybe it works better than it smells. Avocado isupposed to be good for your hair.

3. Sinful Colors, Oceanside. I’ve loved Sinful Colors for a very long time. It’s very cheap and it lasts if you put enough coats on and add a top coat. This color isn’t really something I’d wear in the summer, but I do like it. It’s a nice deep blue, and the color is true to how it looks from outside of the bottle. I recommend two coats of this one.

4. Dickinson’s Cleansing Cloths. So I kind of knew I wouldn’t like the scent of these before I even opened them. Witch hazel shouldn’t be the primary scent of these. Please, please add rose extract or something to these. They cleaned my face well, though.

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Dickinson’s does the job. I think I can bear the smell of witch hazel for 24 more cloths…

5. Blue Diamond Almonds, Sriracha. I’m not a fan of pepperish foods. As soon as I cut the bag open, I smelled the sriracha. I was scared, yo. But it actually wasn’t too bad. It tastes like cheddar, oddly, with a light dash of pepper. I could grow to like these.

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One at a time, and you won’t feel the sriracha!

Overall I think I enjoyed the Vaseline Continuous Spray and the Sinful Colors nail polish the most. Time to kick back and enjoy my Sunshine Voxbox!

 

 

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Photo Diary: Happy Macaron Day 2015!

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Free colorful pastries in NYC? Yes, please!

Today, March 20th is Macaron Day, sponsored by City Harvest. The French treats were given out at several NYC locations today for free, so my friends Kristell and Vickie joined me on a mini excursion to try some deliciously flavored macarons.

1. Bouchon Bakery (Columbus Circle)

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Raspberry macaron from Bouchon!

 

2. FPB (Francois Payard Bakery on Broadway) 

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Mint chocolate macaron!

 

Look at that filing.

Look at that filing.

Cool macaron tree!

Cool pointy macaron tower!

Mmmm.

Mmmm.

3. Épicerie Boulud (Lincoln Center)

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Kristell and Vickie 🙂

Awesome totes, yo.

Awesome totes, yo.

Peanut butter macaron wasnt as good as the others)

Peanut butter macaron (wasn’t as good as the other flavors).

Hope you got to enjoy some macarons today, wherever you are in the US!

Lady Gaga’s Family’s Restaurant Infested with Vermin

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Lady Gaga does a good job of keeping her personal life out of the tabloids.

She literally disappeared after her hip injury. The only reason fans are sure she’s okay is because she has told us all that her new single “Applause” and new album ARTPOP will be coming soon.

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Otherwise, we don’t know what that crazy lady is up to.

But her family may have ruined the private life she managed to hide from us all.

Joanne Trattoria, the Germanotta family restaurant, is rumored to be infested with mice.

According to Starcrush, Joanne Trattoria, named after Lady Gaga’s aunt, a painter who died of lupus at 19, “received an ‘A’ rating—then was promptly infested with mice the very same day (July 31).”

Yikes!

Witnesses dining at the Italian restaurant in NYC told RadarOnline that there were mice crawling all over eating bits and pieces of bread from the floor.

Gross.

The Germanotta’s opened the restaurant back in February 2012, and have been battling the critics ever since.

And this mouse infestation doesn’t help.

One critic stated that Joanne Trattoria served “calamari like leather” and it was like eating “airplane food.”

That’s really harsh.

The restaurant’s grade went down to a B in June, and Mr. Germanotta was not happy about it.

He blamed the bad grade on having “one bad potato” in a storage bin of dozens of veggies.

On July 31st the restaurant got it’s A grade back, and Lady Gaga’s dad gloated about it all over twitter, stating:

“Were got it back. Never give up!”

“Got its A grade back. funny how @nypost doesn’t cover that. Where’s Mr Potatohead now?”

But he didn’t do his victory dance alone. The NYC mice joined in as well, ruining the reputation of the restaurant all over again.

Better set some traps, Mr. Germanotta, because your daughter can’t afford to have this kind of publicity while her new album is getting ready for release.