Bonita VoxBox | July 2016

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I received my first ever VoxBox from Influenster and it was full of goodies!

This particular box was called the Bonita VoxBox and it included the following:

  • A full-size bottle of Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel
  • A sample and coupon from Revlon
  • An individual serving of Fiber One brownies
  • A generous sample of Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment and Deep Conditioning Masque
  • A full-size bottle of SinfulColors nail polish

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I’ve tried the Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel hydrating toner and it leaves my skin feeling moisturized but not oily.  The only thing that I am not happy with is the scent.  I can’t describe it but I was expecting a mint scent maybe?  Something fresh and light?  But this toner is great so I will definitely use the entire product.

Next was the sample from Revlon.

I’ve already tried both colors and they both felt moisturizing but they stayed “wet” feeling and I’m not a super fan of lip gloss.  It did come with a coupon so I may buy one of the lipsticks but probably not the lip gloss.

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Marvin and I shared this single serving size of Fiber One Brownies.  Marvin didn’t care for them.  He said that they lacked flavor.  I thought they were alright.  I mean it’s not like a for real brownie with all it’s fatty goodness.

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When we unboxed this in the video I thought it was a face mask and I was like, eh.  But it turns out that it is a hair masque and I’m all about trying that!!  I will be trying it soon so watch my blog for my thoughts on this.

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The last product from the box was this full-size nail polish from SinfulColors.  I really liked the color.  I have tried this and had it on for almost 4 full days and so far it is holding up well!  I’m doing a separate blog post on this as well so stay tuned!

Did any of y’all get this VoxBox?  If so, link your blog below so I can check it out!

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa

 

*I received these products complimentary for testing purposes.

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We’re All Matte Here | SinfulColors Nail Polish

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I received this bottle of SinfulColors Limited Time Porcelain Matte nail polish in my recent Bonita VoxBox and so far I am loving it!  It’s a great summer color and usually retails for $1.99-$2.99 in stores.

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Thursday night I painted my nails.  I first started with a base coat of Bonder by Orly.  I then applied two coats of the SinfulColors polish in We’re All Matte Here and ended with a topcoat of Essie Gel-setter topcoat and it wore very well!

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When the polish dries it has a flat or matte finish, and it is part of the porcelain matte line so that makes sense.  When I added the Essie gel-setter top coat it gave it a really great shine and helped my polish to last longer.  I haven’t tried the polish without a gloss topcoat yet but when I do, I’m sure I’ll mention it on SnapChat or my IG or something.

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Here’s how my nails look after 4 days.

As you will notice there is some wear but overall I think it lasted well.  Especially considering a manicure at the salon usually lasts me about 2-3 days before chipping etc.  Since it wore so well last night I added another coat of polish and gel-setter topcoat and my nails look fresh and ready to go for a few more days!

Have you tried any nail products that you’d like to share about?  Link it in the comments below!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

**I received the SinfulColors nail polish complimentary for testing purposes.

 

 

 

Last Week’s Lookbook

I’m starting a new series this week where I will post what I wore last week in one post and we are going to call it, Last Week’s Lookbook.  My Mac desperately wants to rename it a cookbook…but it will just have to deal with it.

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Sunday:  Worthington top | a.n.a. shorts | TOMS

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Monday:  Hand me down vest | Worthington top |  JCP boyfriend jeans | Mossimo flats

 

IMG_6907Tuesday:  St. John’s Bay shirt | a.n.a. capris |Payless flats

 

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Wednesday:  Aeropostale chambray |Old Navy Tami| St. John’s Bay skirt

 

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Thursday:  Arizona kimono | Old Navy tee | JCP boyfriend jeans | Payless flats

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Friday:  Shirt from church | Levi capris | Sperry shoes

And that’s what I wore!  Trying to mix it up just a bit and pairing different tops and bottoms and trying to wear different shoes.  I am “expanding” my wardrobe without necessarily buying any new items.  🙂

How was your week?  Link your blog down below so I can see what you wore.

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa

 

 

Wardrobe planning…

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What does living an intentional life really mean?  It can mean many different things and come in all shapes and forms.

For me, this week, I planned out my outfits for the week so I had one less thing to think about in the morning.  I wanted to be more intentional in what I wore so that it wasn’t taking time away from my morning trying to decide what to wear.  I feel like some of my morning is wasted thinking about that and that just seems silly.

So I put together some outfits for the week and was ready to go this morning.  I headed to the closet and put Monday’s outfit on which was a teal shirt from Worthington and my boyfriend jeans from JCP and…oh….wait….this top feels a bit clingy today and I wasn’t feeling totally comfortable in how it looked.

what to do….what to do….

I didn’t really want to add a long sleeve sweater necessarily and so I reached for this knit vest that someone had given me.  I would have never put these two pieces together (the shirt and vest) because I felt like it didn’t “go together” but decided what the heck….let’s wear it today and if it works then great.  And if not I’ll put that on my mental list of “let’s not try that again”.

I think it turned out fine.

How does this tie in with my thoughts on intentional living?  My thought process was to plan out my clothes for the week so it wasn’t just thrown together without thought.  Because I had a plan just means I had a framework to work within.  I already had an idea of what I was going to wear so when I needed to change it up because of how the top fit, I just quickly reached for the vest to make my idea work.  The rest of my week is still planned and I didn’t waste too much time worrying about what I was wearing so in that sense, it was successful.

What are your thoughts on intentional living and how do you incorporate it into your wardrobe?  Do you plan what you are going to wear for the week?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

 

Recharging my spirit…

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Recharging my spirit for the coming week.

It’s so easy to allow ourselves to become overwhelmed or distracted in today’s world.  I think it’s important to set aside time to refresh and center your spirit for the coming week.

How many times do you find yourself spending time on things that are not doing anything to further your goals or passions?  At least weekly and hopefully several times a week, you should take some time to reignite your passions and regain your focus on the things that are important to you.

Refuel.  Refresh.  Recharge.

Take time for you.

Outfit details….
Shirt:  Worthington
Shorts:  a.n.a.
Shoes:  TOMS
Purse:  Liz Claiborne

Stay awesome!! ~lisa

The things you take for granted, some people are praying for….

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Some of y’all out there are probably saying yeah, that is so true and it really, really is.  Think about all the things you have….clothes on your back.  A house that is cool during the summer or warm during the winter.  A car that gets you where you need to go.  A job that provides for your needs.  ALL of those things are being prayed for in earnest by someone somewhere in the world today.

So pause just a moment and be grateful for all your blessings.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

 

ZzzQuil Sleep-Aid Review

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I tried ZzzQuil™ Sleep-Aid from the makers of Vicks NyQuil™ the other night.  I typically will wake up several times a night just thinking about things like what I need to do the next day.  I was hoping that by taking these 2 ZzzQuil™ LiquiCaps would help me have a more restful nights sleep.

I went to bed around my usual time of 10:15 p.m. after taking the ZzzQuil™ with a glass of water.  I also have a FitBit™ so I knew that it would help me track my sleep.  Here’s a snapshot of my sleep quality from that evening.

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Now the initial restless/awake time was somewhat normal.  I did not feel like the ZzzQuil™ helped me fall asleep any faster than not taking it.

What was interesting though is the additional restless and awake periods I experienced.  My expectation was that I would sleep through the night and possibly only wake to use the restroom but as you can see, that was not the case.  I was actually restless and awake a little more than usual.

Based on my personal experience though, it’s not a product I would recommend.  The product did come with a $2 coupon inside so I am tempted to purchase the product so that I can try it again to see if I have a different experience.

Have you ever tried this?  Did it help you have a better night’s sleep?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

*I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.  All thoughts are my honest and own true opinions.

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