Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Blog Sale (Makeup)

I have a few things up for sale! I will list if the item is new or used. All used items have only been used once or twice.

Shipping will vary by item(s). I ship out the next day, except for weekends! If, for some reason, I cannot ship the next day, I will contact you directly to let you know!

Payments will be made through PayPal. If you would like, I can send you an invoice! I know some people really keep track of spending, so I want to make this as convenient as possible!

(Concealed cash is accepted, but not recommended. I will not be held responsible if lost.)

If you're interested in anything, please e-mail me at xoxosplace(at)gmail.com

Thanks! :)

Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream in Medium/Deep. Oil free. Combination to oily skin. SPF 20. Brand new. I have 3 of these available. - $7.99/each 

Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow quad. Color Ferga-Vicious: a pale silver purple, a plum, a gray shimmer, and black. Used once. - $2.00

Kleancolor Lipstick in Pink Seeker. Used once. - $0.50

Wet n Wild Nail Polish. Used once. Color: Sage in the City. - $0.50

Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Eyeshadow Collection. Brand new. - $2.50

Sally Hansen Color Quick nail pens. Brand new. Colors: Sand Shimmer & Black. - $2.99 for both, $1.75 for one. 

L'Oreal Lipgloss in shade Rose On And On. Brand new. - $4.50

Julep Nail Polish in shade Mariska. Used once. - $4.50

Julep lip gloss in shade Graceful. Brand new. - $5.50 

Mary Kay travel size lip gloss in shade Fancy Nancy. Brand new. - $3.00

Mary Kay travel size lip gloss in shade Mango Tango. Brand new. - $3.00

Monday, November 24, 2014

Influenster Nation

I've been a member of Influenster since January of last year, and I joined because I was drawn by the lure of free samples and products! I mean, when I hear free, you'll see me running. As a college student, I'm always searching for the best deals on items I need or want. 

When I first joined Influenster, it was invitation only, so I submitted my invitation request and anxiously waited for the day I would receive the magical email letting me know I was in. Honestly, I don't even remember how long I waited, but it wasn't very long. I immediately began unlocking badges and connecting social media platforms. I was excited.

My first ever VoxBox was in the spring of 2013, and I was super excited because it was supposed to be a beauty box. Now, unlikely many other sample/sample testing sites, you're only sent one or maybe two products to test out. Influenster sent me six! I was amazed, frankly. I really liked the exclusivity of the VoxBoxes, how only select users got specific comes based on their profile preferences and their actual user connectivity. Testing and reviewing the products was fun and simple. I liked that there wasn't just some standard survey, but that you could also write a personalized review of the product as well. 

Since then, I've received four other boxes, including the recent Dean's List VoxBox, which was a college based beauty box that also included the new FriXion pens, which are awesome erasable pens. 

Overall, I'm had a really great experience with Influenster. The products they give out, and the frequency is also really great. I love the community on the site, and I look forward to more!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sinful Colors #NoTextRed

I've always been a huge fan of nail polish. The fun colors and creative textures have always been something I've had fun experimenting with. The fact that a company such as OPI or Zoya can have a completely new range of colors every season astounds me. As an avid nail polish fan, I'm always looking for the best qualities, but often times, the best deals as well. I admit, nail polish can get extremely pricey (*ahem* Chanel) with prices heading upwards of $30 a bottle or even higher in the case of Louboutin's new Rouge line, which sells at $50 a bottle.

For me, I love stocking up on cheaper, drug-store polishes to use when doing simple designs or when I want a quick manicure. Sally Hansen is great, but even cheaper than that, is Sinful Colors. Their nail polishes usually go for $1.99-$2.99, and are available at most drug-stores and grocery stores. Just in the last couple of years have they broke into the market in places such as Ulta.

This year, Sinful Colors has taken it upon themselves to get involved in a cause that's becoming extremely prevalent in today's society: texting and driving. Sinful Colors has released a color titled "#NoTextRed", which they hope to use to raise awareness of the growing texting and driving issue. The campaign asks people to paint their thumbs with the #NoTextRed color and post photos along with a caption saying that they won't text and drive. Sinful Colors encourages supporters of the cause to share the photos on social media outlets and to get friends to get involved as well.

The campaign, while not overly huge yet, is definitely a great cause and something to keep an eye on. The idea is simple, and it's fun. I'm really in love with the idea.

If you'd like to join in the fight, Sinful Colors' #NoTextRed can be found at the following stores:
  • Walgreens
  • Bed, Bath, & Beyond /Harmon
  • Kmart
  • ICM
  • Albertsons
  • HEB
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hi School Pharm
  • Wegmans
*Received this product courtesy of Influenster for reviewing purposes*

Thursday, October 16, 2014

KISS Looks So Natural

I received the KISS Looks So Natural false lashes in style "Sultry" courtesy of my Influenster #DLVoxBox , and I must say I was super excited. I've tried several false lash brands before, and they were always either too thick and heavy or too long, or they wouldn't stay glued on, but I've always heard good things about Kiss lashes, so I was anxious to give them a try.

The "Sultry" lashes, picture below*, are exactly as the brand name suggests: so natural. I love that they aren't super thick, and they're not super long either, which means I was able to trim them down just to the right length I needed. They have a bit of fringe, and the way they lighten towards the tips really helps them blend into your natural lashes.

For me, I generally only use lashes when I'm getting ready for a fancy event: weddings or really nice dinners. My brother is getting married in December, so I've been experimenting with different types of false lashes, and so far, I definitely think these Kiss ones are the winners. They stay on for a long time and they're lightweight.

A tip when applying these lashes, or any other lashes for that matter, is to actually wait a whole 30 seconds after applying the glue to the lash before applying lash. You want the glue to be sticky, not wet, when you put the lash on. It helps with the grip and increases the length of time the lashes will stay on! I learned this the hard way. Lashes half-on and half-off is not a good look, folks!

*Photos are not mine.

#KISSLashes #contest

Monday, October 6, 2014

Influenster Dean's List VoxBox

I was so excited to be able to participate in this VoxBox since I am a college student! I tracked this baby all the way to my door, and then ripped it open the moment I got home. I love everything in this box. Well, almost everything.

Firstly, the box. The box is an awesome shade of forest green, which was pretty cool since it's fall, and it's kind of a fall color. Kind of. Then I opened the box, and was greeted with so many products. I thought there were going to be fewer products so I was pleasantly surprised.

The one thing that kind of bothered me was that the information card was on the bottom of the box, and since it's almost the exact same size as the bottom of the box, it took me almost five minutes to get it out of the box so I could read it.

1) Pilot Pen FriXion Clicker Pens: 1 in blue, 1 in black. Approx retail: $5.75 for 2-pack.
    These pens are awesome. The outsides have a cool almost flame-like pattern on the pen barrel, and it has an "eraser" at the top. The back says it's America's very first gel-ink eraser pen. It also has a coupon on the back for $1.00 off a 2-pack of these pens. The clicker is actually the clip that's on the pen. It's pretty awesome.

2) Softlips Cube in fresh mint. Approx retail: $3.49.
    This is essentially Softlips' answer to the eos egg lip balms, but I'm anxious to see how it compares in performance! I love the scents of the eos balms, but I've found they tend to be actually rather drying. So, hopefully this Softlips cube will be more hydrating! I've loved all the Softlips balms I've tried in the past, so I'm sure I'll love this too.

3) KISS Looks So Natural Lashes. Approx retail: $3.99.
    I've tried false lashes before, and they wouldn't stay on for me, but these ones look lighter and seem almost more like a filler or lash enhancer than a more fancy lash like the Katy Perry lashes, which aren't exactly natural looking. I think these lashes, since they're not so thick, might work well with my eyes! I'm excited to try these.

4) COVERGIRL Ready, Set, Gorgeous Liquid Foundation in shade 305 Golden Tan. Approx retail: $6.99-$8.99
    I've seen tons of ads for this new Katy Perry line for Covergirl, but I've yet to try them. I'm someone who tends to stick to what I know, but since I've gotten this, and it looks like it's my skin-tone shade, I'm definitely going to try this. I like the fact that it's a lighter formula. I don't like thick, heavy ones because they feel cakey on my skin.

5) Playtex Sport Fresh Balance. Approx retail: $3.99.
    I'm honestly not a tampon-person myself, but I'm sure someone I know would like these. They're supposed to be new and awesome and they have an odor shield. I suppose they'll be good then!

6) Airheads Bites. Approx retail: $0.87-$1.29.
    There will be no photo of these because I've already eaten them! They're essentially just mini bite-size versions of Airheads. I love candy, and I love Airheads, so these were perfect for me.

7) SinfulColors No Text Red. Approx retail: $1.99.
    I love nail polish, and I love red. This nail polish relates to its name as part of SinfulColors' new campaign against texting and driving. You're supposed to paint your thumbs red as a reminder not to text while driving. I think it's a fun way to get people talking about the issue of texting and driving in everyday conversation.

All in all, I loved this VoxBox. It's only my second one, and I'm so pleased with it. I'm so excited to try all these products!

Friday, December 13, 2013

13 Days Till Christmas: Last Minute Accessory Gift Ideas (Under $20)

All gift ideas are under $20 and have links to where you can purchase them!

For: The Edgy Girl or The Modern Girl

Smoky Circle Drops ($8.00) from Charming Charlie

Gifted Girl Leather Cuff ($10.00) from Charming Charlie

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mail Call Catch Up!

I haven't been blogging much recently, and I definitely haven't been keeping up with my mail call posts! So this one is going to be extra long! I'm sorry abut the poor quality photos! My camera has been fighting me, and it's obviously winning!

1) Herbal Essences Body Wash sample/travel size (Teen Vogue's Back To School promotion)

2) BioTrue Contact Solution travel/sample size (Target samples)