Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Smiley360 Reviews: Randoms Candy

Randoms Candy!
So right now I'm on a sample campaign for Randoms Candy. Smiley260 sent me two bags, one large re-sealable bag and a smaller 5oz bag which is not re-sealable. When you first pick up the bags from the box they feel a bit heavy but I was pretty happy th
ey they are gummy candies since those are my favorites.

I won't lie, when I read that I was getting a candy called 'Randoms' I was kind of dreading it because I thought they meant Randoms in the sense that they gave randomly assorted candy in each bag. Something that may sound delightful, but trust me it isn't. Anyway, on the back of both bags of candy you'll find his message: 'Millions of gummy combinations in a variety of flavors, textures & shapes! Never get the same bag twice."  That's quite a boast to make! And I'm even more intrigued to open it now!

So I did. When first opened you get hit with a light fruity scent, and I'll add that the gummies comes in interesting shapes. I ate a couple that were shaped like a paintbrush, a flower, a cell phone and even a saxophone.

You can see some of the shapes the gummies have
The taste wasn't anything too special, they are yummy but they tasted just like gummy bears to me. I'll add though that my favorite gummy was the one with the filling in it. It caught me off guard but it was good! The gummies with filling are slightly transparent so you can actually see the filling inside the candy. I thought that was kinda cool.

Now as for any complaint about the candy.... Well I found it had a slight aftertaste. I guess the candies have some kind of additive so they they all stick together but I think they may have added a tad much. I want to taste fruity flavored gummies not whatever product they add so they won't clump together.

I think if my daughter were to have some she'd be elighted with them, but then again she might try to finish an entire bag in one sitting while trying to find all the different gummy shapes.

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*These candies were provided  to me for free in exchange for my review/opinions. Any commentary made in the blog post is mine and mine alone. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Influenster Reviews: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara
I'm back! This time I'm reviewing a beauty product that seems to be getting positive reviews from everyone I've read from so far, that's pretty exciting. Anyhow, the product I'll be writing about today is Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara!! It can be found online for the price of $30-$32, at least according to Google Shop. According to the YSL Website you can buy it multiple colors which include: High Density Black, Extreme Blue, Burgundy, Rich Brown, Deep Night and Fascinating Violet.

Right off the bat I'll say I LOVE it. My lashes have never been anything to take a second look at and adding to that the fact that I wear glasses well I've never been one to really splurge on mascara. I've always figured why shell out for the good stuff if it'll be hidden anyways.

Yeah this mascara made me reconsider this.


Right off the bat, when I took it out of it's package I was impressed by how it looks. As one friend put it, it reminds her of a wand which I agree. The mascara is thick and looks pretty promising when you first open it. It also has a lotion-like smell. You know how when you open up a tube it has that kind tell-tale scent that sometimes seems a bit medicine-ish? Well not this one, it was a pleasant and soft scent that I'm happy didn't bug me since sometimes fragrances like that bug me and/or give me headaches.

YSL Mascara out of the package
I played around with the tube for a bit and I don't know if anyone else would agree, but it felt a tad heavy. Not like I'm going to hurt someone if I drop it, but like it had some mass to it. I like that. Somehow it makes the tube feel reassuring and gives it a quality feel to it. At least this is my impression anyway.

The brush had a thick  coating of the mascara when I first opened it, I'm taking that a a good sign. Or at least as something promising.


The moment of truth was when I put on that first coat. Again, it smelled pretty pleasant though I'm going to point out that the fragrance scent became a bit strong once I was wearing it but it was something that quickly passed thankfully. The first application didn't exactly 'WOW' me but you could definitely see it was present. My eyelashes weren't pooping out but they were present enough that I could see that they looked a bit thicker.

Me wearing the Mascara. Don't I look cute? 
Definitely more present with this mascara than my regular go-to. 


The second application is definitely my favorite. Thicker eyelashes but not so thick that they seem too over the top. In the picture that's me with two coats on. Now some people on FB weren't too pleased and argued that the second coat should be A LOT thicker but I disagree.  For me the first coat is me testing waters, and the second coat is me getting comfortable with this mascara. I love it, I think it flatters me like this and this is how I wear it now. Two coats. 


Applying a third coat of the stuff seemed pretty unlikely for me, but I figured I might as well try it and see if any difference. Well my eyelashes were significantly thicker by then, but also heavier. Like I caked on enough to make them feel heavy, not to mention this is when things started to get a but messy for me, I stained my glasses when I put them back on. At least with the first and second coat my glasses weren't affected by them. Coat #3 does give you nice full lashes though, so I'm assuming that might be perfect number of applications for some. 


Like I said in the beginning of the post, I loved it. It's so far my favorite mascara this year and I think I just might end up switching over to this as my regular. My only I guess complaint was the price tag, especially after I saw it was over $20, for that I was expecting to be wowed away on the first application but it still did a good job. I'm definitely interested in trying out the Blue and Violet colored mascaras to see just how much the color would pop out and/or if they'd compliment me. I am also worried that it might dry up quickly, but I won't know until it happens until then I am keeping track of how long I'll be using it before I need to replace it. 

If you're interested in buying yourself the YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara, I provided a link below which will take you the the YSL online store, you'll also be able to check out what other colors are available there. 

Hope you enjoyed my post and sorry if it was a bit winded but I wanted to be as thorough as a could be :)

*As always, Influenster provided me with a free sample in exchange for a review. Any opinions in this blog and/or post are mine alone. 

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Influenster Reviews: Boots No7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED Serum

I received a sample of  Boots No7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED Serum from Influenster in the #FrostyVoxBox. Sadly though, the sample size I was given was too small for me to accurately review and post my thoughts on this product. From the sample I received though, I did notice it made my face smooth and while the product was very fragrant it wasn't strong enough to cause any discomfort. I'm not going to buy a full size of this product since I don't have a proper opinion of it and therefore I don't really justify buying something that all I know about is that it made my face soft. 

Influenster Reviews: Celestial Seasonings

Time for another Influenster review!

This time it's for Celestial Seasonings - Candy Cane Lane Holiday Decaf Green Tea! Another product that came in the #FrostyVoxBox, this tea is refreshing with just a hint of the minty candy flavor of candy canes! 

I received a packet of two tea bags but ended up going to walmart and buying myself a box because I liked it that much. I'm not much of a decaf drinker but if this is what all decaf teas taste like, then sign me up! 

I rank this while reading one of my favorite books which might have enhanced my momentary love for this tea but either way, it is a great tasting tea that you should try. Especially around the holiday seasons. This tea will just have you thinking of the Christmas spirit. If you are a green tea lover then you'll def want to check this one out! 

Influenster Reviews: Rimmel Products

So recently I received some Rimmel London products from Influenster to try and review. Today, this blog post is just for that. My thoughts and reviews on the two Rimmel London products:

Rimmel London Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

The first of two Rimmel London beauty products, the Rimmel London Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. I was very exceed when I first saw this as it came at a perfect time when I was between products, I figured this might be my best friend when it came to my nightly routine of makeup removal.

Nope. It's more like the friend who promises they'll never betray you but then leaves you wondering "Why??" Now jokes aside, let me be clear. It did a good job of removing my makeup.

In fact, like the bottle says it really is oil free and didn't leave my skin feeling like it had weird residue that required some scrubbing afterwards. My normal makeup came off just fine but it did kinda falter when it came to taking off waterproof makeup, which I'm surprised about because the bottle clearly read 'REMOVES WATERPROOF MAKEUP'.

Another issue I had with this was that despite saying GENTLE on the bottle, it was not gentle to my eyes at all. I had the misfortune of accidentally getting some in my left eye and let me tell you. It sucks. It wasn't gentle AT ALL. It actually hurt quite badly. Maybe I'm a sucker at dealing with pain, or maybe this product isn't as gentle as it wants you to think.

Another problem I had, and this one I consider a major one. You now how I said it didn't feel like it left my skin weird or sticky or anything? Well it might not leave your skin feeling weird but it did cause me to get a slight rash around my eyes. The area I used it on developed a slight pink tint and had a couple a of small pimples like the type you get during an allergic reaction or rash.

Don't let my experience deter you from trying it out to see if you'll like it though. Personally I found it was good for normal stuff, but waterproof I'd rather stick to something else. Also I'll stick to my usual because my usual doesn't give me a rash when I use it. Bummer, I wanted to love it.

Now, unto product #2!

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Hands down, one of my favorite eyeliners to date! Easy to apply, long lasting and I love that it applies smoothly. No smudging when I use it. At first glance I thought this was a Twist-Up kind of pencil but turns out you sharpen it when you need to sharpen it . The quality is AWESOME on this, I just can't stop recommending it to my friends. I kind of almost swear by this pencil. If You're on the market for a new pencil, I really would ask you give this one a shot!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Influenster Reviews: FrostyVoxBox!

So I'm in a new Influenster campaign! This time, I'm in the #FrostyVoxBox! The items in this VoxBox are:

  • Rimmel Gentle Eyes Makeup Remover
  • Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
  • NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum 
  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea
  • Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced 
  • McCormick Gourmet All Natural Thyme
  • Fruit Vines Bites Cherry Flavor candy
  • EcoTools Sleek + Shine Finisher 

The candy was devoured almost instantly by my daughter but from the few bites that I managed to squirrel away from her it seemed yummy! I'm excited I have a new Lipstick to try as well a new hairbrush! The McCormick should be fun to cook with, I think I might challenge the Husband into a cook off to see who can whip up a tasty meal with it!