Time for another product review from my Dean's List Vox Box courtesy of Influenster! Today I am going to be reviewing the Softlips Cube. I received the "Fresh Mint" flavor, which I absolutely adore. The Softlips Cube has a 5 in 1 lip care with lip perfecting technology; it has shea butter to hydrate, antioxidant Vitamins A, C & E to soothe and repair skin, emollients to smooth roughness, SPF 15 to protect from the sun, and a lightweight shine.
I truly love this lip balm. The mint makes my lips tingle, which feels nice, it is smooth and moisturizing without feeling oily or greasy, and it leaves my lips feeling perfectly kissable. I also love that a coupon for $1 off 1 Softlips Cube product was included, because I totally wanna go out and buy more!
My junior year in high school, my choir did a musical medley of songs from Wicked. I have a deep fondness, attachment, and connection with "Defying Gravity", and I am pretty much positive it is my all-time favorite song, or at least ridiculously close to the top of the list. This is an a Capella cover done by The Stereotypes of Washington University in St. Louis. Enjoy!
In my Dean's List Vox Box, I also received a free bottle of SinfulColors nail polish to test and review. The color is No Text Red, and it is a movement by the company to try and help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving. The card that came with the nail polish informs that texting while driving surpasses drunk driving as the cause of teen driver injuries and deaths (according to a 2013 Cohen's Children Medical Center Survey.) The idea is for users to paint their thumb nails red to visually remind themselves not to text while driving. It is also encouraged that friends and family are involved and that you paint their thumbs red also to help keep them from dangerous habits.
As far as the nail polish itself goes, I am very pleased. The color is bright and very pigmented and doesn't stain the nails or chip. It is easy to remove as well, and doesn't take hours to dry completely.
You can find #NoTextRed at Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Harmon, KMart, ICM, Albertson's, HEB, Giant Eagle, Hi School Pharm, AAFES, Nexcom, and Wegmans. SinfulColors is trying to get #NoTextRed stocked in as many retailers as possible, so this list may continue to grow.
My latest Vox Box from Influenster, the Dean's List Vox Box, was absolutely PACKED with products to test. Luckily, this box came about a week before I started my period, so I didn't have to worry about buying tampons this month! I got a full box of Playtex Sport Fresh Balance, a brand I hadn't yet tried.
First of all, I have to get a little mini-rant out of the way. These tampons are "lightly scented." I don't know about any of you ladies, but here's my view on this: if you are close enough to me to smell my period with a tampon up my vagina holding the blood inside my body, odds are you are WAY TOO DAMN CLOSE to me. Seriously. If you can smell my period you need to back off.
Not only that, but the "scent" reminded me of that old lady powder stuff. Yuck. If you are sensitive to perfumes, I would definitely suggest going unscented.
Now, as far as function goes, these tampons were awesome. They were easy to put in and they were virtually nonexistent as far as I was concerned. I have been going for walks almost every morning and there wasn't any spotting or leaking. Overall, I would give these tampons an 8.5/10 and would recommend them to my friends.
Excited About: GETTING ACCEPTED INTO SCAD!!!!!!!!! That's right, starting in January, I will be attending the Savannah College of Art and Design via their eLearning program to earn my B.A. in Photography!!! I also received an academic scholarship from SCAD and could qualify for more once I submit a résumé and portfolio. Also, we have found a new house and we get to start moving things over and cleaning on Sunday! I am so blessed and excited to have all of these wonderful things happening in my life!
Working On: I have a photoshoot coming up with my friend Nick, but after that I don't have anything planned with my business. I am hoping to receive more clients once I am able to share Nick's photos! I have also been working slowly at learning to play the ukulele (I only know about 3 chords so far, and I am having trouble with chord transitions) as well as a few ideas in the works for some DIY projects (clothing and home.) I made myself this really pretty dark teal mermaid maxi skirt out of terrycloth which is PERFECT for fall/winter, and I can't wait to style it and share it on the blog!
Concerned About: I went to go check my credit score for the first time on Credit Karma and the site wouldn't recognize my social security number. A few months ago, when I tried to make a PayPal account to use with my business, it wouldn't let me because none of the info with my social security number matched my own info. So it seems that someone else has been using my social, and from what my mom is telling me, it happened when I was a baby also. I am going in this week to try to figure it out. Hopefully, I won't have to be issued a new social security number!!
Watching: In true Halloween spirit, I am trying to educate myself in all of the old/new and popular horror films. The Craft, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Rosemary's Baby, the works. I have also caught up on Reign, Supernatural, and Once Upon A Time.
Links I Love:
Polyphonic singing is amazing. It sounds like a train wreck, but when you take into consideration that it's one person singing two notes simultaneously, it's mesmerizing.
This parody of "Let It Go" had me rolling with laughter.
You know, sometimes you go into a slump and things just don't seem to shine so brightly. Maybe you feel less yourself, maybe you lose that sparkle of confidence in your eye and maybe you just don't appreciate everything about yourself. One thing pop music has going for it is that once in a while, bam! Out pops a catchy little tune that makes you wanna roll out of bed and kick some ass and break some hearts.
This week's selection I chose because of the sampling of "Africa" by Toto. We did "Africa" with my choir my senior year in high school and it has a special place in my heart. I really love the way it was used in this modern piece. Without further ado, here's "Fight For You" by Jason Derulo.
My friend Angela, who was in my high school choir with me, contacted me this week about doing headshots and portraits for her, and I was more than happy to be of service. She is such a beautiful girl and such a natural in front of the camera! To see more from Angela's shoot, visit my Facebook page.
So I feel like I'm the only person who wasn't upset about the free U2 album being on my iPhone. I was actually happy. I mean, come on. Free music? Yes please! And then on top of it, the album's actually great! Here's my favorite from their new album, a song called "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)". Enjoy!