beauty, Makeup, rimmel, Uncategorized, voxbox

My first ever #voxbox!

For those of you who don’t know what a voxbox is, Let me tell you a little bit about it.

For those of us who love to review (an lets face it, we all love to give are two cents now and again) the site http://www.influenster.com will be right up your street.

Mainly for the beauty community although does include food and drink, you can test products for free based on your social media influence.  The higher your score, the more chance you have of receiving a box (known as a voxbox).  You can also read what thousands of other people think on so many products, these are all honest reviews and really help you if your on the fence about a product.

It used to be only available in America but now the UK can also receive a box.

I was like a kid at Christmas when I found out (through the app) that I was going to receive a box.  Rimmel products are usually good quality and I hadn’t tried drugstore nail polish in a really long time.  A girl can never have to many glosses and I’ve never used a fiber mascara so I was busting to try this one.  This is what I think of the products received.

How the applicators looked on each product:

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Shades of Black Oh My Gloss! By Rita Ora

The three colours I received where moonlight (a dark blue), desire (a deep maroon) and Rita’s black (you guessed it, black). Each gloss contains 0.21fl oz of product and has a self life of 24 months.

As you see from the swatches, for a gloss these are extremely pigmented.  Both desire and Rita’ black are very easy to apply whereas moonlight can go on patchy. These are not a sticky gloss and very comfortable to wear. I find it hard to place the smell on these, it’s not unpleasant and fades almost immediately on the lips.  Maybe a bit of a plastic smell but nothing so nauseating you couldn’t use them.  The Oh My Gloss! range is usually priced at £5.49 with offers off buy one get one half price regularly which I personally think is fantastic.  These colours maybe a bit out there for some but for Halloween there great fun to play with.  My favorite has to be desire! A beautiful vampy colour that goes with so many eye looks, I’m hooked! I will be purchasing more colours from the range as I feel they’re well worth it.

 

Shades of Black 60 seconds Nail Polish by Rita Ora

Colour shown in order: Midnight Ting, Matte Black and Darkest Desires

The three colours I received are Darkest Desires (a very deep maroon), Midnight Ting (an extremely dark purple) and Matte Black (you guessed it, a matte black colour).  You get 8ml of product in each bottle with a shelve life of 30 months.

The brush on these are thicker than I’ve seen on other drugstore nail polish, which I really like. It makes application very quick and leaves room for little to no mistakes.  This a thicker formula polish which means one coat is all you need.  These colours are very opaque, they may all look black on the nail until the light hits and you see that shine of maroon or purple. I had the colour Darkest Desire on for a week, which included three days at the gym and carving a pumpkin.I had the smallest of chips around the top of 4 nails during that week, a huge thumbs up from me! Priced at £2.99 you can’t go wrong.  Gorgeous colours, easy to use and long wearing…Rimmel knocked it outta the park with these.

Rimmel Wonderfully Real Mascara

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This mascara retails at £7.99 for 11ml of product and has a shelf life of 12 months.  I’m not going to lie, the first time I used this I wanted it as far away from my eyes as possible.  Clumpy and messy, it transferred over my lid and made my lashes look awful.  I didn’t want to give it a second chance, but I did, and there was improvement. It does lengthen my lashes, it does not give volume.  I’m also not a fan of the spiky brush, someone as clumsy as me can lose an eye with that thing.

I’m a big believer that you don’t need to go high-end for a mascara, there are so many good ones you can pick up from Boots or Superdrug for under £10.  This is not one of those I’m afraid. It doesn’t do enough for me to recommend it.

Overall thoughts

A big yes to the nail polishes, a yes to the glosses and a no on the mascara.  I’ve really enjoyed playing with these products over the last few weeks and can’t wait to try more from the Rimmel range! A big thank you to Influenster for sending these to me for review!

Have any of you guys received a voxbox before? What do you think of the new Rita Ora collection? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

If you would like to become a member of Influenster, you can use my referral code here: http://www.influenster.com/r/3080172

I don’t get anything from this referral other than 5 points towards my influence score (which I am grateful for if you choose to use the link).

Thanks again for reading! xx

 

 

 

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The Liebster Award

 

This is the second time I’ve been nominated for this, I never did it the first time (not quite sure why) but what could possibly go wrong…

 

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A big thank you to The Arty Plantsman for the nomination.  This guy has a great page, definitely one to check out! He’s also a good person, always leaving comments on my blog which I really appreciate!

So these are my questions, let’s get started…

  • If you could be one fictional character for a day, and actually live their life, – who would it be and why?

This is hard already lol! There’s none that really stand out as an answer, which is weird as I’m very into my marvel characters.  Oh I know! From the Avenger series on Netflix, there is a character that is in Luke Cage and Dare Devil called Claire Temple.  She’s strong, smart and sexy! What more could you want?

  • Can you play a musical instrument? If so, which? If not – which would you most like to learn or like to listen to?

I can play a little of the flute and guitar.  I used to play a mean tin whistle but that was in primary school…I’ve always been big into music but have a very short attention span.  I love singing as well if that counts.

  • Are your friends (partners excluded) mostly of your own (biological) sex?

I can honestly say yes as I only have one person I can call a true friend.  She helps keep me sane (well as much as I can be sane).

  • If magic could make it possible, would you be interested in changing sex for a few days to see the world from another perspective? Do you think it would be a good idea if we all did this at least once in our life?

Yeap! It would be very interesting. I find girls run on gossip and bitchiness but guys don’t really buy into all the drama. Do we get do pick who we can be? I’d love to see me through my husband’s eyes.  I don’t think it would be a good idea for everyone to do it, just because some people might not feel it would be a good experience.

Vampire movies/shows – do you prefer scary ones or romantic ones, and which? 

I’m a big Aaliyah fan and loved Queen of the damned.  I watched the second twilight movie and what I got from it was, the main girl in it was a yappy shit, not my thing at all.

Think of something good about yourself. Talk about it if you want, but I just wanted you to feel nice.

This is a hard question for me, especially at the moment.  I could sit here and try to think of something, really wreaking my brain and emotions but I rather just skip it, sorry if that seems weird.

Now – provide some random facts about yourself!

I’m a really clumsy person. Once while working in a bakery, I knocked over a bowl of fruit into a tub of butter, for months people would come in and ask for buttered apples.

I’m currently in the process of buying a house, it’s a long process!

Due to physical and mental health I haven’t work in just over 7 years. My husband works really hard and has never pressured me to go back which I’m grateful of but I sometimes wish I could contribute more.

Who I nominate:

I invite everyone to take part!  It would be great to get to know you all a little more! My questions are:

  • What made you start you own blog?
  • Do you like exploring on WordPress or stick to your own categories?
  • Do your family and/or friends know about your blog?
  • Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years time?
  • What’s your favorite time of year (e.g mine is christmas)?

 

The instructions for accepting the award and passing it on are as follows.

  • Create a new blog post on your blog thanking the person that nominated you, link to their blog, and put in a graphic of the award.
  • Answer the questions that were provided, and then share some facts about yourself.
  • Create a new set of your own questions for others to answer.
  • Nominate others (around ten) and share your blog post with them so they can accept their award!

 

I hope you found some of this interesting.  I hope to get back to writing soon. Thanks to everyone who reads my little corner of the internet, it means a lot xxx