Sunday, December 9, 2012

My First Ever Influenster VoxBox
Cosmo Box

 I'd heard so much about the Influenster website I wanted to join up - I enjoy inputting reviews on their website of some products that I've used and reading others reviews.
I was ecstatic to receive an email telling me I had been selected to review and Influenster VoxBox, the Cosmo Box

If you're interested in finding out more about Influenster you can check them out here at
So....onto the magical Cosmo VoxBox contents!!

First things first, the card with all the deets about what's inside the Cosmo VoxBox 2012 and what you should do once you've opened it :)

The first thing that caught my eye was obviously the full sized Ghirardelli chocolate bar!

This particular variety was called "Sea Salt Escape" and yes, it contained real sea salt.  The gourmet milk chocolate is melt in the mouth and the light crunch of the sea salt makes the perfect combination of sweet and salty. I will be putting a few bars of these babies in the Christmas stockings this year for sure.

More about the delicious Ghirardelli Gourmet chocolate and it's huge variety of products can be found here

The next thing to catch my eye in the Cosmo Voxbox was the Bath & Body Works Exclusive  "Forever Red" fragrance. The size of the bottle in my box was .25ml. You can find bath and body works online at and in store at Bath and body Works.

Personally, I found the fragrance rather sweet for my liking and every one has their own taste as far as fragrances go but I did like the packaging and handbag sized bottle.
Forever Red also comes in the Shimmer Mist, Fine Fragrance Mist, Body Lotion and Shower Gel to name a few.

Next up......the 5 blade, Venus Embrace Razor by Gillette which also has a "ribbon of moisture". Also in the cute yellow bag were an extra razor Venus & Olay razor which have "Olay Moisture Bars" on the outer edges which release skin conditioners to help lock-in moisture and 5 blades for an amazingly close shave. Finally in the bag was a coupon for $2 off a purchase of the refillable AND interchangeable array of Gillette blades

After my first use of the Gillette Venus Embrace I really liked the shave it gave but the main thing I noticed was the super soft and moisturized feel it left on my legs!

My favorite thing about the Gillette Venus Embrace razor was the handle.  It has a "rubbery" texture to it and is ergonomically shaped which made it much easier to grip with wet hands than run-of-the-mill razors.

So far so good......

The final items in my Cosmo VoxBox were two gel pens by Pilot aptly named "FIXation". These are no ordinary gel pen as I came to find out.
The pens I received were in black and red packaging which also relates to the ink color.
They also have a funky, tribal tattoo-esque design on them. Nifty!

The FIXation pen, which is available in six colors is actually an erasable gel ink pen which is SUPER handy when completing forms or hand-writing letters or essays.  The fine tip with it's gel ink flows beautifully and helps to make handwriting look all that much more precise and neat.

Find out more about the FIXation pens and their thermo-senstive eraseable gel ink formula here

All in all - I loved my first Influenster VoxBox and enjoyed trying everything out. No doubt, I'll be re-purchasing the Ghirardelli chocolate and trying out some more of their varieties as-well-as the array of Venus Embrace re-fillable razors.

Thank you Influenster!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Emergency Bikini Day

Sunshine & Snakeprint


Dare To Wear Neons

Thursday, June 21, 2012


The wonderful "Writing Beauty" is hosting a fabulous giveaway on her Blog. 

Featuring Stila, Bare Escentuals Essence and Urban Decay.

Check out her new look blog and enter her Giveaway via Rafflecopter here:

Saturday, March 31, 2012


This morning I came across this fabulous website with a whole miriad of accessories such as jewelry, bags, watches, luggage, as- well-as jewelry storage and display ideas,  all at very competitive prices.

The jewelry ranges from small and dainty to extravagant and blingy. From Pearls to Poparazzi.

Here are some of the pieces I've picked out (Items are in my own personal style & I love my bling jewelry but there really is something for everyone on this website

"Dangling Fashion Buckle Watch"    $23.99

"Leopard Printed Crystal Multi Charm Bracelet"    $10.99

"LOVE" Multi Heart Charm Fashion Necklace"   $7.99

"Ocean Charm Fashion Necklace Set"   $7.99

"Genuine Leather Crystal Fashion Belt"   $11.99

"Pearl Ocean Shell Charm Necklace Set"   $21.99

"4 Row Rhinestone Fashion Stretch Rings"   $4.99

Homemade, Watermelon Body Polish

Things You'll Need

1 Cup white sugar
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Cup watermelon cubes
Air tight container

  • Put approximately 1 cup of watermelon in blender.  Blend until smooth.
  • Mix sugar into watermelon pulp until thoroughly mixed. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Store in refrigerator in an air tight container for up to a week.
  • Every time you shower, take a big yummy scoop and rub on to skin. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.

Watermelon Body Polish ~ Yum!!

Simple Sugared Grapefruit Lip Scrub
  • Combine 6 drops of fresh grapefruit juice with 1 tbsp. white sugar. Blend well.
  • Apply the grapefruit lip scrub to your lips and leave it for about 5 minutes.
  • Massage the grapefruit lip scrub gently into your lips, and rinse it off with warm water.
  • Allow your lips to dry, and apply moisturizer or lip balm.

Peppermint & Honey Lip Scrub


1 drop peppermint oil

  • Mix together one quarter cup sugar, peppermint oil, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add a little water, enough to make a paste.
  • Hold a warm, wet washcloth over lips for a few minutes, to soften dead skin. Rub a small amount of the scrub over lips using gentle, circular motions. Rub for about a minute, but not long enough to irritate.
  • Rinse off the scrub with the warm, wet washcloth.
  • Follow with your favorite chap stick.

Note*  Only use once-twice per week.  Over exfoliating can cause damage to sensitive skin cells ;)

Friday, March 30, 2012


One item that's been on my "wish list" for a while is Too Faced's Sweet Dreams Palette. Firstly because of the products inside, secondly because of the fabulous packaging.

Front View of the Sweet Dreams Palette

The 15 gorgeous shadows inside of the palette.

Pull-out drawer of the palette containing the highlighter, blush and bronzer.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


I came across 2 very similar luxe effect nail polishes this week.
 Essie, Pearl Perfection & Sinful Colors, Pearl Harbour.

It looks like this could be a nice dupe with a price difference of $6.00

Q. What is a Luxe Effect?
A. These are textured top coats, designed to be worn over any nail color to bring extra shimmer, glimmer and dazzle!

Essie Luxe Effect "Pearl Perfection"

                                                                Sinful Colors "Pearl Harbor" 


 Take a closer look at both of them for yourself, next time you're shopping for your fingers  ;)





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