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#ChicVoxBox Review

I received the Chic Vox Box from Influenster this month and had the opportunity to test out the new Korres Pomegranate Resurfacing Mask, Hair Food Apricot Honey Shampoo and Conditioner, NYX Worth the Hype Mascara, and eos Sensitive Skin Shave Cream. The Korres and eos are both 5 Star products for me; the NYX and Hair Food didn’t work as stated, but I don’t hate em. Read on for my honest review of each product.

NYX Worth the Hype Mascara

This is a really thin formula for a volumizing mascara. I love the lengthening effects- it really grabs on to my inner lashes and extends them. But, I twisted that wand in and out like a dozen times; resorted to pumping it like I had just picked up my first tube of mascara ever; even shook it (I don’t know why- it could have helped?). But nothing. Just a nice thin coat on the brush. It applies nicely, didn’t get any in my eye- always something to note with these new fancy brushes that just love to jab me in the eye leaving that tell-tale black mark of shame. But it would have taken at least 4-5 layers to build up any volume at all, and that would just be a weird gloppy mess hanging over my eyes. I actually like the product, it’s good for those “no makeup-makeup” days. I’d rate it higher if it was only billed as a lengthening formula since it does that really well, but as a volumizing formula- it’s not worth the hype.

Korres Pomegranate Resurfacing Mask

Ok, I’m officially sold on Korres now and this new Pomegranate Resurfacing Mask is going on my holy grail list. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I can really see and feel the difference in my skin. My face feels so soft and smooth; and a lot of my discoloration is starting to blend out. The ugly black pores on my nose are notably clearer, and my face just looks clean and tight, in that good way. I am definitely going to be repurchasing this mask, and checking out more from this line! Tip: Don’t leave it on too long! It is both a physical And a chemical exfoliant, it keeps working after you’ve stopped rubbing it around, be sure to rinse it off!

Hair Food Shampoo and Conditioner

It’s not curly, it’s not straight, it’s flat on top of my head- I’m sorry Hair Food I just don’t think this is going to work out. You and me, we just weren’t meant to be together. I think we’ll both be happier if we go our separate ways. I know we’ll both find the right fit if we keep looking. Thank you for all the suds and bubbly fun, I’ll look back on our time together with a sigh and a smile. Call me if you ever need a friend to talk to, I’m here for you 💔

eos Sensitive Skin Shave Cream

Oh, and can I just mention that I haven’t shaved my legs in over a week?! Thank you, eos for the super close shave- still completely smooth! What’d you put in that shave cream?!

FTC Disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes.


May 2018 Yes, Oh Yas!

Got my first Yes, Oh Yas subscription today, look how pretty!! I’m such a sucker for pink! I haven’t tried everything out yet, but I did do a few swatches. So far, I’m just obsessed with the Cosmoholic Cosmetics liquid lipstick packaging. It’s got L.E.D. lights in the lid of the wand- I dunno, I’m just mesmerized by this. It’s kitschy, but I like it. Open, close; on, off. Open, close; on, off… I just keep going; I need my fidget cube…

Ok, moving on, so then we have a baked highlighter from Estate Makeup and an eyeshadow from Nomad Cosmetics which is also a nice highlighting shade.

Both formulas are a little bit chalky, but they blended out well on my hand- we’ll see how it goes when I try them on my face!

The last two items were a lip and eye liner. The lip liner was from Laritzy Cosmetics and the eye liner came from Sorme Cosmetics.

I haven’t swatched these, I just like to dive into pencils- anyone else never swatch pencils? My hand is not my lip or my eye, it just doesn’t look the same, and I hate ruining a brand new tip! The total value of this box (well, pretty pink bag rather) is $91

Not bad for only $14.99! Click the link ➡️ http://bit.ly/2KGqcwf and use Code: ANID for 10% off your first month!

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Pageant Do’s and Don’t’s

Florida Cinderella
Florida Cinderella (Photo credit: State Library and Archives of Florida)


  1. Practice, Practice, Practice!!!
  2. Eat healthy and stay active year-round
  3. Take care of your skin, teeth, hair and nails
  4. Dress and style your hair and makeup as per the pageant rules
  5. Exude confidence- even if you’ve just fallen off the back of the stage! (Been there! Just keep smiling!!)


  1. Compare yourself to other contestants; leave that for the judges, you never know what they’re looking for!
  2. Overdue your makeup
  3. Dress or act inappropriately for your age
  4. Cry if you don’t win the title you wanted; learn from the experience and use it to make your next performance even better!
  5. Tan to an unnatural shade; use tanning to brighten your complexion and smooth skin tone, not change your ethnicity!