Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kiss Everlasting French Nails Review

I received a box of Kiss everlasting French Manicure nails for free from Influenster to test and review in my Spring Voxbox:
So, the other day I decided to try them out.  Overall, I give these nails a 4/5, because they are quick easy to apply, they fit my nail bed well, they don’t chip, and they are great for special occasions.  However, they are a bit difficult to remove and they recommend only using them for 7 days.  I’d say they are worth the price!
The little tabs on the end of the nails made it really simple to put the nails on while maintaining precise control of placement.
Here you can see the before picture of my nails and my hand with the Kiss nails on:

I think they look nice and pretty natural.  I probably wouldn’t use them all the time since I like to keep my nails shorter, but these would be great for someone with short nails who wants a nice manicure, or for special occasions in general.
Tip:  The instructions say to soak the nail in acetone or an acetone based polish remover to remove the nails.  Instead, I filled a bowl with hot, dishsoapy water and soaked my hand.  Then the nails pealed off more easily.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Spring Fling VoxBox from Influenster

My Spring Fling VoxBox arrived from influenster!!  I was a little disappointed that I didn’t receive the Soft Lips lip balm, but oh well!  The rest of the products are still great, especially for free!  I received:

1. a 2.5 oz. bottle of Nivea Body Skin Firming Moisturizer, valued at $2.49 (with 13.5 oz bottles selling for $10.00)                  

2. full sized Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retroglam Mascara, valued at $5.99

3. a 16 count box of Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons, valued at $3.99 to $4.99

4. a full sized set of Kiss Everlasting French Nails, valued at $6.49

5. and finally, a pie shaped air freshener celebrating the release of the Paramount Pictures movie Labor Day on DVD

I’m most excited to try the mascara, as I like Rimmel the Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara and I love mascara in general, but I haven’t tried this kind yet.  This is my first VoxBox and I’m loving Influenster so far! 

*Note : I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
Since I’ve just gotten them today I will post reviews after I’ve had a chance to use each of the products!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Weekend in the Spanish Pyrenees

I spent this past weekend in the Spanish Pyrenees and I came home with a lot of yummy food!  I also got to eat (and drink) some delicious stuff when I was there.  There were events going on in a couple of small towns, in which the whole town comes together and there is free food, such as cake and Spanish hot chocolate, or free ham and wine!
Here is a picture of the free ham and fish (herring) at an event en the town of Escalona, Aragon:
Spanish ham is cured; they leave the whole leg together and shave off thin slices to eat.  There was also free (actually delicious) wine at the event as well!
 This is the view from outside the front door of the house that my boyfriend's parent's have in the Pyrenees.  They live in the city, but they love this part of the Pyrenees and they have been going there since they were young, so a few years ago they decided to restore an old house there for weekend trips.
Here is some of the food I brought home:  This is goat cheese bought straight from the small farm where its made.  The goats graze in the Pyrenees mountains as well.  I picked the organic cherries from the sweetest old man's cherry trees.  He lives in the Pyrenees near the house that my boyfriend's parent's have and he's very neighborly, always giving them food he's grown in his garden.

Anyway, I had a lovely time and got to eat some great caprichos!