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Influenster UNIVOXBOX Review

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I just received my #univoxbox from @Influenster and received some pretty cool items!  My reviews of them below:

NYC New York Color Expert Last Lipstick I love this lipstick!  I recieved the Forever Fuschia color from @NYCNewYorkColor and it is gorgeous!  Goes on smoothly and it is long lasting.  Didn’t smudge off and I could drink easily without having to reapply!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse I have to be honest, I do not like this product.  It is from @RimmelLondonUS. The color I received was True Ivory.  For those who like to wear foundation, they may like this product.  It is long lasting, it blends well, and it is inexpensive.  However, I do not like the feeling of foundation and just cannot wear it! 

Broadway Nails imPRESS Manicures These are really cute but I have very long nails of my own so I would not wear these. @BwayNails has come a long way!  If they fit my daughter, it would be perfect for her!  The design options are really cool and the packaging is easy. 

Pilot Acroball Pure White These pens from @PilotPenUSA are awesome!!!! I love the way they write!  They are so cute too and very simple.  The price is great and overall it is a great pen. 

Red Rose Real Tea Premium Water Enhancers When it comes to tea, I like it 100% natural, but this new Red Rose Tea from @ShareRedRoseTea is pretty nifty!  One bottle contains 24 servings and it is easy for on the go drinking! 

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance This is a product I already use and I was happy for the extra from @Playtex_Sport!  They are simple, easy to handle, comfortable tampons.  While we are all built differently, these are definitely worth a try! They are also relatively inexpensive. 

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Lasting Relationships

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I am not one to give advice on how to find a partner, I think at this point if I were single I would make a total ass out of myself trying. But I’ve been in a relationship for 10 years and I think I can say it has never been better. The thing about staying in a relationship is this: you must want it, you must fight for it and you must work for it. You must be totally willing to accept the other as they are entirely and to be open about yourself and all of your “flaws” as well. Sounds pretty simple right?

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Check this Out!

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Check out this new Colgate Optix White Brought to you by Influenster. It is gentle enough for sensitive teeth and really does work in 2 days! My only downfall was how hard the toothbrush bristles were, but that may be because I’m sensitive! See the difference it made for me and give it a try!

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Beauty Comparison: Hair Protector

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Protecting your hair from damage is VERY important! Styling tools and the sun both can cause damage to your hair. Finding a good product to protect your hair, but leaving it looking flawless is a must! Here i will review two products that I have recently tried out and must share!

Beauty Protector: Protect & Detangle

Beauty Protector is a new brand for me. First thing I noticed was that it is paraben and sulfate free. It is 100% vegan, which is a plus. I have many vegan friends who I’d love to share this with! This product is said to seal the cuticles of the hair, while smoothing and moisturizing. It also reduces frizz and adds shine! Most importantly, it protects against UV rays and heat from various styling tools. It is non greasy AND it has an airy floral scent.

To use: Towel dry hair after washing and follow with a few sprays. Comb through to spread the product and style!

Price: $21.95

Number 4: Super Comb Prep & Protect

Number 4 is a brand I have never been disappointed with! This particular product is definitely top of the line but a bit more pricey. It consists of natural conditioners such as black currant, soy yogurt, algae and yerba mate to restore hydration and protect from UV rays and heat. This product is also sulfate free! It’s scent has a floral touch from white freesia, amber and musk. It is also great for defrizzing and detangling!

How to: towel dry hair after washing and spray a few tines. Brush through hair and style!

Price: $32.00

Rainbow Cake Jello Shot

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Rainbow Cake Jello Shots

Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 24 Jello Shots

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups prepared lemonade
4 envelopes plain gelatin
1 1/4 cups cake flavored vodka (or substitute vanilla or whipped cream vodka and a touch of amaretto)
2 tsp sweetened condensed milk (up to 4 tbsp is okay — use to sweeten to taste!)
6 small bowls (one for each color)
liquid food color
frosting and sprinkles, for garnish, if desired
flexible silicone mini muffin pan

Directions:

1 Pour lemonade into a small saucepan, and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute or two.
2 Heat over low, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes).
3 Remove from heat, stir in the vodka and sweetened condensed milk.
4 Pour 1/2 cup portions into 6 bowls. Use liquid food color for rainbow colors (in this case: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet). (I wanted a very vibrant rainbow, so I used 4 drops of liquid food coloring for the red, yellow, green and blue colors. To get orange, use 3 drops red and 1 drop yellow. To get violet, use 2 drops red and 2 drops blue.)
5 Prepare the mini muffin pans by spraying lightly with cooking spray and then wiping clean with a paper towel. (This will leave a slight residue, which will assist in unmolding without affecting the taste or appearance of the jelly shots.)
6 Spoon 3/4 teaspoon of the red gelatin mixture into the muffin pan cavities. Refrigerate until set, but still sticky when touched. (The first layer will take 10 minutes or so, subsequent layers less, about 5 minutes each.) Repeat with remaining colors.
7 Refrigerate overnight to allow the layers to fully bond.
8 To serve, loosen around the edges of each muffin cavity and pop out the jelly shots.
9 Immediately before serving, garnish with a small dollop of frosting and sprinkles.
10 Can’t find a silicone pan? Wax-lined paper cups also work for this recipe. Just refrigerate until firm and when ready to eat, loosen by gently squeezing the cup, then simply peel away the paper cup.