Monday, January 26, 2015

Rimmel London Eyeliner and Gentle Makeup Remover Review

Hi guys!

I recently received two Rimmel London products in my Frosty Voxbox complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

I already did a mini review on that post, but I wanted to give a more in-depth review on these two products. The first is the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Black.

As I said in my previous post, I already owned the nude version of this and loved it for using in my waterline. The black is just as creamy and soft and works really well for tightlining, which is something I've been trying to get into but teaching yourself to poke yourself in the eye isn't the easiest. Says the girl who wears contacts.

I like how much thicker tightlining makes my lashes look, and the black stays just as well as the nude. In the above picture I'm wearing both nude and black eyeliner, and I think it makes an overall complete look. Plus, they're both so creamy I can swipe them on no problem!

The other Rimmel London product is the Gentle Eye Makeup Remover.

I don't use waterproof mascara because I don't find I need it, but this sure does make taking off eye makeup easier! I wish I had had it when I was performing. My face wipes do a great job of taking off makeup on the outside of my eye, but this newfound love of tightlining I've developed means that I need something more hardcore. And this is great. It's gentle so it doesn't bother my eyes (or my skin) and it removes the dark eyeliner and mascara (even non-waterproof can be hard to remove sometimes!) quickly and easily.

So that's that! Do you guys use Rimmel London products? What are your favorites?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Influenster Frosty Voxbox

Hi guys!

Today I'm here to talk about my Influenster Frosty Voxbox. I received this box full of samples complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

In my Frosty Voxbox I received:

Red Vines Fruit Vines Bites

I'm not a huge Twizzlers/red licorice fan, but I really enjoyed these. They're sweet without being super artificial, and they don't make my stomach hurt!

New York Color Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

A nice berry color, but still light enough to be neutral. I wish it weren't a frosty finish (though I suppose since it's the Frosty Voxbox I shouldn't be surprised...) but it's a nice enough color.

McCormick Gourmet Thyme

It's a little odd to get a spice in a Voxbox, but I've used it a few times now, and I like it! I used it for a McCormick Chicken and Noodles Italian Style dish plus putting it on my vegetables when I roast them.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Black

I already own this in nude, and I really love it for the waterline. I don't use black eyeliner much because I find it's too harsh on me, but this works really well for tightlining. It's hard to find a soft enough black pencil liner for the tight line, but this one is really soft and creamy.

Rimmel London Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

I don't use waterproof mascara, but man does this stuff take off eye makeup easily! Plus, it really is gentle and doesn't bother my eyes or my skin.

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Green Tea

I don't like green tea or peppermint, so this product was a bit of a bust. I'll stick to my chai, thank you.

EcoTools Sleek + Shine Finisher Hair Brush

I have a really sensitive scalp (curse you, red hair!!) so this brush is a little rough for my taste. It does, however, do a really nice job brushing out the rat's nests I get underneath my hair from my scarves and the dry Maine winter. It also does make your hair really sleek and shiny.

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect Advanced Sachet

They say it's never too early to start fighting the signs of aging. Even though I feel a little silly buying anti-aging products at 24, I would've liked to try this out more thoroughly. A foil packet with one use doesn't tell me what I need to know about how the protect works/reacts with my skin nor makes me want to run out and buy this (fairly expensive) skincare product. Another fail for Influenster with this one.


That's everything I got in my Frosty Voxbox from Influenster! Hope you guys enjoyed!