I think it's no secret that I get to try some pretty awesome things, thanks to my incredibly loud mouth, and all who decide to listen to it on my social networks. You also know I'm hopelessly addicted to 'Of The Month' style subscription boxes, in which the recipient enjoys a carefully curated box of goodies, spanning a particular topic, in exchange for a monthly fee. Well, Influenster is kind of like that, minus the subscription fee, and the regularity. Think of it as a way for companies to connect with interested consumers, exchanging full size products, for their genuine, honest buzz. I say genuine, which you all know if my number one mantra when blogging, because they really mean genuine; they want to hear the Good, the Bad, and the Lovely. Now, I don't know the top secret metrics involved with which members actually get which box; you initially receive and invite, and if you respond fast enough, you're in. But, somehow, I got on the 'list' for the #JollyVoxBox, which just so happened to arrive a few days before the big holiday this season.
The second beauty find of this Vox Box was the new N.Y.C. HD Color Trio Eye Shadow, made by Coty brands (which also owns Rimmel London). With a retail price at $2.99, the 781 Long Beach Sands palette I received was season appropriate but a little pale for my skin tone, which is quite fair. The three neutral hues, which remind me of shimmery champagne variations offer a base, crease, and highlight hue with included application, sponge, wand. The colors wear creamy and vibrant, but really play well with other shades from my existing collection. What I liked most about the HD Color Trio was the suggested application uses for each pot, and the vibrant lustrous finish upon application. I liked using the narrow application brush for highlighting my lower lids.
A fun and slightly funky find included #MiniDucklings Duck Brand Mini Rolls, which retail for $2-3 at chains nationwide. It's no secret I'm a Duck Brand addict, and use this adhesive tape to decorate and repair countless items all year. I particularly like to use Mini Rolls to spruce up my brown box parcels, which I have to use to ship my presents to family back East. Having the extra colorful and festive prints around the labels let my recipients know something extra special is inside. These Mini Rolls are about 1" wide and come in fun prints, like the Hawaiian one shown above. I used mine to dress up a 'Warm Wishes' label on one of Jay's gifts, get it? They're also, incidentally, great for repairing tears in wrapping!
What Daughter Says: Explore some affordable new additions to your Winter routine, you might be pleasantly surprised!