Skincare Gift Guide $20 and Under

Welcome to November ladies and gents! So glad to have you all here for another year’s worth of gift guides at TCM. Today’s gift guide will be for my favorite skincare picks that are $20 and under because we want our coins to stretch this year am I right? And while there may be some overlap, this isn’t 100% my Best of Beauty Awards! Some of these are products I have on my own personal wishlist based off of friends’ recommendations!

This post contains some affiliate links through which I earn a small commission dedicated to the upkeep of this blog.

Skincare holiday gift guide

  1. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: This is pretty much the only cleanser I’ve used for the last year (not counting heavy makeup days) and it has held up to the test of time. Just to point out, nothing on the site claims it removes waterproof makeup (which is why when people mention that it didn’t, it drives me nuts) but it’s great for a basic cleanse and to remove a little mascara and eyeliner!
  2. Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser: This stuff removes all of my makeup. Always. Never fails. I love how creamy it feels, and you get an enormous jar for less than $6 at Target. #winning
  3. Pixi Glow Tonic: A good, gentle chemical exfoliant for beginners, plus it was the only chemical exfoliant I tried this year that didn’t break me out! I just reviewed it here!
  4. Nair Face Cream: Yes, I Nair my face. Nothing to be ashamed of! I just got my hairy likeness from my dad, and I’m not fond of how my products apply when the hair is there. I only do this about once a month and a half or so because I don’t want my skin to get irritated, and because it’s chemical, it doesn’t grow back super fast either.
  5. Glossier Super Bounce: Holy Moly I love this stuff. The Glossier Supers were my first foray into concentrated serums, and while Super Glow turned out to be a bit of a bust, and I don’t have much need for Super Pure (unless it’s being preventative hence my not having pimples), Super Bounce has just made my skin so plump and juicy!!! I feel so full of moisture! It’s amazing!
  6. The Ordinary Retinol: One of the things I hear so often from my older, skincare inclined friends is “I wish I’d started earlier!” Since I’ve had the fortune of starting super early, one of the things I’ve incorporated into my routine is this retinol! It’s creamy and sinks right into the skin, and it doesn’t smell too medicinal either. And it’s SUPER cheap! It’s a win all around! Plus, if you buy from ASOS, you can use their coupons!
  7. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel: This was a product recommendation from an Asia Jackson Youtube video, and although I’ve only been using it about a month, I’m in love! It smells so fresh, sinks right into the skin, and doesn’t leave any residue even on my oily days which my Priming Moisturizer could do from time to time.
  8. All Tony Moly Sheet Masks: This brand is not only affordable and Instagrammable, but also very effective at making me feel hella luxurious, if only for 30-60 minutes at a time.

I hope this list helps you get a jump start on your holday shopping! Keep an eye out on Thursday for my cosmetics gift guide! See you soon!

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Clarisonic & My Fall Routine (Sponsored)

Clarisonic & My Fall Routine (Sponsored)

Fall has finally reached Atlanta (sorta)! It’s really cold in the mornings and at night, occasionally dipping into the 40s which I am NOT here for. But it’s also in the 70s during midday! Honestly, this Georgia weather is insane. With the change in weather has come a change in skincare routine. I’m starting to move towards my heavier creams, and generally anything that will keep my skin from drying out. One of the new tools I’ve incorporated into my routine is my Clarisonic Mia 1!

A Clarisonic has been on my wishlist for the longest, and I was going to bite the bullet this holiday season when I was given the awesome opportunity from Her Campus’ InfluenceHer Collective! They partnered with Clarisonic to gift not only the Clarisonic Mia 1 with the original Radiance Brush Head ($129), but also the Acne Brush Head($27), the Deep Pore Brush Head($27), and the Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser($27). Full disclosure, I did not utilize the Gel Cleanser as it contained 2% salicylic acid which my skin is allergic to.

These items were gifted to me for in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!

How does Clarisonic work?

I love the compact size of the Mia 1! It’s fun sized and purple, which is my favorite color, which makes it very photogenic, and while that isn’t my number 1 concern, it’s always a bonus! A common misconception about the Clarisonic is that it exfoliates. IT DOES NOT! It actually sonic cleanses. This means that the brush head moves back and forth really quickly which flexes the skin and pushes up water and cleanser deeper into pores. I thought that meant it would be really rough on the skin, but it actually just felt like getting a twice daily massage!

The original Radiance Brush head felt really soft on my skin as opposed to the washcloth I was using previously and it made me feel clean after using it, but not in that obnoxious squeaky clean way (is that just me?). However, the real winner was the Deep Pore Brush Head. My skin is combo oily, so the Deep Pore Brush Head was a bit more dense and really got in there. On the days that I used it, I felt like I was less oily midday through the day than I was previously, and what little texture I had bugging out on my forehead, disappeared after a few days of use, and has stayed smooth since.

My Fall/Winter Skin Routine + Clarisonic

The Clarisonic fits perfectly into my new fall routine, especially at night! I use it with my Glossier Milky Jelly cleanser instead of my regular washcloth. I follow up with my Pixi Glow Tonic, Glossier Supers, the Oridinary Retinol, and finish up with my Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich. Now, PM Rich is not my favorite night cream (that would be my Julep Night Shift Sleeping Mask), but in the name of my no buy, I’ve been working my way through the jar, so I’m not wasting it. I’m about 3/4 done, and then I go back to my tried and true!

Why Should I Believe You?

One of the biggest things I strive for in this blog is complete and total honesty. I’m not going to lie about something just for money or free product. It goes against the spirit of everything I started this blog for. So I’m going to show you real results! Below is a before and after pic of my skin after a month of using the Clarisonic. Both were taken in front of the same window (albeit it was raining in the before pic), with no skin makeup on.

Clarisonic & My Fall Routine (sponsored)

The best part is, Clarisonic is totally college student budget friendly! I know you’re thinking, dude that thing retails for $129. I’ll save it for my holiday wishlist. However, they actually have payment plans for the Clarisonic (upon credit approval) for as little as 63 cents a day! And if that’s not enough for you, Her Campus is also offering 15% off all devices featured here using the code HERCAMPUS.

Got anymore questions about the Clarisonic? Shoot me a message on my Contact Me page, or leave a comment down below. We’re also coming up on The Chic Machine’s 4th Blogiversary, which is totally crazy, and I thank all of you guys for helping me get collabs like this one! What kinds of gifts/giveaways would you like to see for this year’s anniversary? You can also leave those comments, and I’ll see ya soon!

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September Empties + How I Pick My Favorites

I’m currently on a beauty no buy, so I’ve started blowing through a lot of my skincare products! In September, along with my Pixi Glow Tonic, I finished my Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun, the Glossier Priming Moisturizer (which I mini reviewed inside of my PM Rich Review), and my Julep Night Shift Sleeping Mask. If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you’ll know I’ve loved all of these products for a while (save the Missha sunblock which I purchased in January of this year), so I’ll link to the full reviews! However, what makes an empty so good that you literally have to finish it? Let me tell you how I pick my favorites.

Beauty is all about choices. I think there's a lot of things that are complicated in a sunscreen and there are a lot of options out there. That said, I don't feel comfy promoting a sunscreen that, in my opinion, is average at best. I don't dislike it, but the price for its size is not budget friendly (and at the high end of a mid-range brand), and other sunscreens do the same things the @glossier Invisible Shield does. Of course there are differences as well, but not enough I think to justify buying it. I don't want the rep program to get a bad name for pushing a product "just for sales" but instead be completely honest about how I feel about ANY product I recieve. Instead, if you'd like a budget and black girl friendly sunscreen, I recommend the @misshaus All Around Safe Block. ☆1.7 oz for $8-$14 (depends where you get it) ☆No white cast ☆Take a minute to fully sink in but once it does, it's not sticky or oily. ☆SPF 45 & Water Resistant • • • • #sunscreen #spf #summer #summer17 #glossier #glossierrep #teenbloggers #blackbloggers #studentbloggers #beautybloggers #bbloggers #instabeauty #instagrambeauty #skin #skincare #skincarejunkie #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #aesthetic #photography #sunshine #discoverunder1k #discoverunder5k #atlantabloggers #georgiabloggers

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Price

If the price of a product is such that I can repurchase it without feeling like it’s going to leave a dent in my pocket, it’s a good indicator that the product could become a favorite. As a college student, I don’t have a lot of disposable income, so for me, to get a full sized sunscreen that I can wear every day without worrying about it running out AN having it last about 9 months for only $10 is perfect.

Did It Work?

I think in the beauty world especially, we’re always so ready for the next big thing to try that we don’t stick with anything long enough to see if it really works for us. Skincare has always been YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary), and what may work for my skin may not work for your skin. This is why patch testing is very important, and just listening to your skin overall. Products that do what they claim in an easy way, often reach my favorites list.

A few other things come into play including accessibility and packaging, but these two things push a product up to the top of my favorites list and subsequently, my empties list, very quickly. I think it’s this type of thinking that helps me get through no buys, and also the reason I REALLY love Beauty Award spreads in magazines, because you really get to see it all laid out in the most beautiful way possible. I may do my own Best in Beauty Awards this year. 😉

What are some of your favorite repeat buys? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you next week!

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Product Review: Pixi Glow Tonic

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today I’ve got a quick product review lined up for you! This product was recommended to me many times by other Glossier reps, comment threads, and Reddit forums, and a few months ago I finally decided to give Pixi Glow Tonic a chance. Glow Tonic is a 5% Glycolic Acid which claims to tone and chemically exfoliate the skin, leaving a smoother, even base. I’ve only dealt with physical exfoliators up to this point, and I have fairly untemperamental skin, but I wanted to try something new and just see what happened.

This post contains affiliate links, for which I receive a very small amount of money dedicated to the upkeep of this blog. This post is not sponsored, and all opinions are my own!

Product Review: Pixi Glow Tonic

That Glow Tonic Life

When it first arrived, I thought it smelled weird, but I eventually got used to it. Y’all know scent is a huge factor for me, so it took some time for sure, but now, I can barely detect it, so I guess that’s just personal preference. Also, after using it a few times in the morning and a few times at night I decided to relegate Glow Tonic to my more intense nighttime routine. To use, I dash a couple drops on a cotton round and swipe across the skin after I’ve washed my face but before I’ve started applying any serums. There was definitely a purging period where I had small, minimal breakouts along my cheeks, which are areas where I already get pimples. That’s how I distinguished that it was not an allergic reaction. Over the course of several weeks, I saw a visible difference and how smooth my skin looked and felt.

However, the best part was its unintended qualities in helping with my eczema.My eczema displays itself in the inability for dead skin to properly fall off of my neck and chest. Because Glow Tonic actively exfoliates dead skin, swiping it over my problem areas almost immediately (!!!) showed a lightening of the skin in that area because the dead skin was coming off! It made me really excited because those dark patches are a thing that I really feel insecure about from time to time, so it was nice to get rid of them (temporarily) for sure.

Final Thoughts?

Glow tonic is a great introduction to chemical exfoliants in a skincare routine. However, at $15 for 3.4 fl oz is a bit steep if you go through it as quickly as I did, and I didn’t even use it every day. Pixi does offer large sizes including 250 ml for $29 and occasionally, a 500 ml bottle with a pump, so buy in bulk if you really think you’ll be using this stuff for a while. They also offer Glow Tonic “On-the-Go” which are presoaked pads almost like makeup remover pads for $18 which are great for travel!

Hope you guys enjoyed my review on Pixi Glow Tonic! What other products would you like to try out soon? I’m currently on a no buy while I plot for all of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales next month, so any and all suggestions are welcome! Have an awesome day! <3

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Glossier’s Body Hero Duo Is Here

Glossier's Body Hero Duo is Here

Welcome back ladies and gents! Yesterday, Glossier began Phase 3 of their product line, Body Hero, which contains the Daily Oil Wash and the Daily Perfecting Cream.I’m super into this duo for two reasons. First, I’m a college kid with no bathtub, and I can’t bask in the wonder that are my Lush bath bombs anymore, so this is making me feel pretty good about showering and relaxing. Secondly, I have eczema and it’s really hard to find products that are moisturizing but don’t smell like a hospital. Glossier really managed to find that perfect mix and I’m in love with it.

Related: Glossier Phase 2 Review

The Daily Perfecting Cream is $22 and the Daily Oil Wash is $18, but together the duo is $35 and ships free! Plus, if you’re new to the Glossier crew, you can use my link for 20% off your first order bringing the total down to $28 (and it still ships free!).

One more thing before I go! Priming Moisturizer is now $22 instead of $25 and the Phase 1 set’s price has been lowered to $40! Now you can start with the brand’s basics without shelling out as much money!

I’ll have a full review up of the duo soon, but until then take it easy!

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Glossier Invisible Shield Sunscreen SPF 35 First Impressions

Hey y’all! Happy hump day! I’m going to keep this short, sweet, and to the point. I received the Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35 sunscreen a week ago and I’ve had a chance to test it early and give you the DL on it.

Packaging

The packaging, as with most G products, it very nice. It’s a yellow and white container, which is a refreshing move from the normal millennial pink. The box it comes in is a see through peach which is also a nice summer color. The box is made of the same plastic material that earbuds come in, and I’ve accidentally torn the opening flap. The pump works much better than the Glossier Milky Jelly pump! Equal product for all!

Product

This is a clear, chemical serum sunscreen! It leaves NO white cast whatsoever. Big bonus in the Black Girl Friendly category. It smells like lemons which is a plus because I love citrus scents! It sinks into my skin very quickly (about 10-15 seconds) and a little bit of product goes a long way. The formula dries a little matte, which isn’t my favorite thing, but when I apply makeup after, it’s not a big deal.

Value

This thing is $34. I’m not gonna lie. That’s WAY too much for what it is. There’s only 1 ounce of product, and it’s an average sunscreen at best. Once I use it a little longer, I’ll be able to fully compare it to the Missha sunblock that I’ve already used half a bottle of. That said, I’m not seriously overwhelmed by it. However, if it plants the idea in your head that you should be using sunscreen EVERY DAY, then I guess it’s worth it? But I don’t feel super comfy pushing it on yall because I don’t think it’s as revolutionary as they’re saying it is. It’s all about the exact ingredients you want in your routine I suppose, but I have fairly good skin that isn’t super sensetive, so I’m not very discretionary about many ingredients.

If you decide to purchase, remember that ANYONE can use my link, and not just new shoppers. Everyone gets free shipping at $30 and with the 20% off, the sunscreen comes down to $27.20.

Here are more of my Glossier Reviews!

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Beauty Boot Camp: PROM Edition

Hey, everyone! To those who celebrated, I hope you had an awesome Easter weekend! This week, I will do a complete. Skin. DETOX. Wanna know why? I’m going to my SENIOR PROM on Saturday! I’m very excited because prom gives me a chance to get totally glam and dance the night away! There will be more details on my makeup look and outfit later, but this week, I’ve got to get my skin clean and clear! I already have fairly good skin, but I want it baby butt smooth so all of my makeup can be applied ~flawlessly~. So, this week I won’t be wearing ANY makeup, and instead, I’ll be chronicling my skincare routine until the big day across my channels (@thechicmachine). This routine (or something similar with YOUR favorite products) can be used before a big event with noticeable results!

This post contains some referral and affiliate links through which this blog makes a small amount of money that goes to the upkeep of this blog! I have purchased all products and this post is NOT sponsored.

The Game Plan

  • My morning routines will be fairly simple as I will use the same products every day.
    1. Glossier Milky Jelly (Cleanser)
    2. All 3 Glossier Supers (Serums)
    3. Glossier Soothing Face Mist (Toner/Hydrating Mist)
    4. Glossier Priming Moisturizer Original (Moisturizer)
    5. Missha All Around Safe Block SPF 45 (Sunscreen)

This will keep my skin hydrated and sun protected for all the days leading up to the dance. This biggest caveat here is NO MAKEUP. Especially face makeup (foundation,etc.) but also eye and lip makeup as well. Of course, you only have to do this to your own comfort level, but I won’t be wearing any at all.

  • My evening routines will be a little more complex because I want to give my skin ample time to soak up all the goodness I’m putting into it.
    1. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (Makeup Remover)*
    2. Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser (Oil Based Cleanser)
    3. Tony Moly Peach Punch Sweet Foam Cleanser (Water Based/Foaming Cleanser)
    4. Pixi Glow Tonic (Chemical Exfoliator/Toner)**
    5. (Mon.,Wed.,Fri.) Some sort of sheet mask. I have undereye masks as well as full face masks so I’ll do one of the two (or maybe both if I feel like it)
    6. (Tues.,Thurs.) A deep cleaning mask (clay,mud,etc.)
    7. Final Night Cream (I rotate between Glossier Moon Mask and Julep Night Shift Mask)
    8. Friday night, I’ll also be adding a Biore pore strip between my cleansers and my sheet mask!
  • *Even though I’m not wearing makeup, I plan to use this because it still removes a lot of the day’s dirt and oil from my skin on contact!
  • **This is a new product I’m using, and as such, will have its own full review later. I’ve patch tested, but if I have an adverse reaction I’ll be sure to discontinue use and proceed with the skin detox as scheduled.

Other Prom Beauty Plans

I also intend on slathering Nair on my legs Thursday night because I never fail to nick myself while shaving. I’m still debating whether to do my brows myself or go have them waxed, simply because you can always tell when it’s been waxed. You know that patch of bare forehead skin surrounded by everything else? Yeah, that. All this plus the prerequisite hair and nail appointment on Saturday afternoon, and I should be ready to go!

As you can see this is serious business to me! I’ll be taking some before and after photos to show you all how it goes! To be honest, I’m probably ticking off the prom gods because I JUST ordered my shoes last night because Forever21 sold out in my size in the store. Praying they make it!

Just for you guys, I have a couple cool offers! Remember that if you buy Glossier for the 1st time, you can get 20% off with my link! Thank you to everyone who has already purchased through it, and although we’re working on incentives for returning customers, I hope you will choose to continue shopping with me! Also, if you’re trying Pixi Beauty for the 1st time like I am, you can use my link for $5 off your purchase! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and make sure you’re following me on my channels (@thechicmachine)! all these goodies make me feel like a giveaway is coming on…

Until Saturday!

-Dymond M. <3

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Glossier Super Serums Update

Hey, all! I’m so happy that it’s finally warming up around here! I decided that now would be a great time to give you an update on the Glossier Super Serums! I’ve had them for almost 6 full months now (My 1st review was after a month!), so I feel like I can speak on the long term results a bit better.

Super Bounce

Super Bounce is now my favorite serum out of the three. It’s a hyaluronic acid serum when aids the skin in looking plump and refreshed right after applying! I already have chubby cheeks, so plumpness isn’t an issue!However, I genuinely feel like my skin has become more moisturized in the last several months than ever! Even when I’m not wearing makeup, I feel like my skin is refreshed and healthy.

Super Pure

In my last post, I noticed a small outbreak of bumps on my face after I started using Super Pure, so I discontinued use. I looked into the ingredients, and this is a Zinc and Niacinamide serum. Niacinamide helps soothe acne and bumps while Zinc helps with sebum (oil) overproduction and cell turnover. What my face likely was going through was a “skin purge”. My glands were pushing all of the nasty stuff out and shortly after I went through the process again, my skin settled! This took about 2 weeks, but you know your skin best, and if you begin getting blemishes in places you normally don’t, it itches or hurts, you should probably stop using it. After a couple months of consistent use, I can say that my acne and bump production has gone from blessedly low to almost nonexistent!

Super Glow

I’ve never really had a problem with dull skin, so I don’t use Super Glow as much as the other two. However, I do believe that my skin looks less dry and more “glowy” when I use it a couple days in a row. Just make sure that when you wear this, you also wear sunscreen! It’s a vitamin C serum when can make skin extra sensitive to the sun’s UV rays! I use Missha’s All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45 because it has no white cast! But as many of you know, a Glossier SPF is in the works…

Don’t forget you can buy each of the Supers individually for $28 or buy the Super Pack for $65! That’ll get you free shipping, plus you’re saving $19 than if you bought them all individually! And if you’re purchasing Glossier for the 1st time, be sure to use my rep link for 20% off! Thank you to everyone who has shopped with me so far!

Happy Friday!

-Dymond M. <3

 

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I’m a Glossier Brand Rep! + Priming Moisturizer Rich Review

Happy Friday, everyone! Before we get to this super luxe face cream review, I have some great news! Late last year, I started following a couple girls on Instagram who suddenly had Glossier brand rep pages. For those of you who know my history with Glossier, y’all know exactly what I thought. Hey, I want one of those! Well, earlier this month, I finally got the coveted email asking me to join the Glossier brand rep program! I was super stoked (of course) because now instead of store credit, I have an affiliate link!

To be clear, 1st I had the regular referral link that’s open to all Glossier customers. Then I was a member of their affiliate program for which I earned a commission. NOW, I’m a part of the rep program that mixes the best parts of both! YOU GUYS now get 20% off your 1st purchase and free shipping at $30, AND I get actual money. Win/Win!Just a heads up, though. My old referral link no longer works, so if you want the discount, you have to go through my page. I’ve taken the time to go through my old posts and switch the links so none of them should be broken, but let me know if you have issues. All the links should now take you to a page that looks like this!

If it weren’t for all of you loyal readers, I never could’ve gotten where I am today, so again I thank you. Now, onto the good stuff!

Priming Moisturizer Rich Face Cream!

After 3 weeks of use, I feel I can write a pretty good review about the PM Rich! Glossier again crowdsourced ideas through Into the Gloss, which is how Milky Jelly came along too! I really loved the packaging on this one! Glossier seems to be stepping it up every time. I love seeing this jar next to my Super Serums! So luxurious!

They really hit the nail on the head with the formula for this one. PM Rich is supposed to be similar to the regular Priming Moisturizer, but with a thicker consistency for dry skin. I have combo skin that switches between oily and dry, and it worked on any day so that was a plus! It is WAY thicker than the regular PM, and is closer in consistency to Julep’s Night Shift Cream which is the night cream I’ve used for almost 3 years.

I’m a little meh on the scent. They used lavender, which is usually a great scent to me! It’s different than rosewater which is a plus, but I guess I’m still getting used to it. It’s not medicinal, just odd. It also takes a lot more product to cover my face due to the thicker consistency. This has led to me using a good portion of the jar in only 3 weeks which sucks because I don’t want to run out that fast. Keep in mind it usually takes me 4-6 months to finish ONE bottle of the regular PM if I’m careful. So although it’s only $35, in repurchases, it could add up.

Bottom Line?

I would recommend this cream to my friends, especially those with dry skin. It looks great on your counter, feels great on your skin, and makes an ordinary day feel luxe! If you want to buy one for 20%, just hit this link and go check out my page! Also, new products mean a giveaway on the horizon…Want to know when the next one is? Make sure you sign up for my email list in the sidebar!

Later haters!

-Dymond M. <3

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My Twinkle Voxbox & My Thoughts on Influenster

Last month, Influenster selected me to participate in their holiday Voxbox, the Twinkle VoxBox! I certainly enjoyed my Covergirl Voxbox and round two sounded great! This particular box contained a mixture of “holiday essentials” both for beauty and food. Sadly, 2 of the products were chocolate, so I didn’t eat them, but my family got a kick out of it. I’m mostly here for the beauty products anyway! I must mention that I received the Twinkle Voxbox from Influenster for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own!

Covergirl So Lashy! Mascara

I felt most excited to receive this mascara out of all of the products teased. Ads for this mascara were in all of my magazines and on Youtube, so I was already familiar with it. I have to say I am very disappointed in this mascara. Since I only have my own eyelashes to work with, I couldn’t test its claim to be the best mascara for all lash types. It just didn’t work for mine. The applicator picks up way too much product even after swiping excess onto the tube which led to clumps. Also, I didn’t see the point of the ball on the end of it? It’s supposed to grab smaller lashes at the inner eye, but I don’t think it did anything I can’t already do with a regular mascara. It’s such a miss which I hate because I wanted to love it.

Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion

I’m on the fence about this lotion. During the winter, I get horrible itchy bumps around my knees that no amount of moisture seemed to be able to help. Not baby oil, cocoa butter, and certainly not super fragranced Bath and Body Works lotion. I started using this the night I got the box over my entire body, and not four days later, all of the bumps around my knees were gone. Eureka! I thought I’d finally hit the jackpot! But about a week ago, a strange rash showed up all over the back of my right hand and on my left shoulder. Naturally, I stopped using it, but neither has left. I’m not sure if I had a bad reaction to the lotion or to something I ate/took after my surgery. I’ll update this once I have a doctor’s visit!

Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

I love NYM’s products! I’ve purchased both their argan oil and sea salt spray multiple times, and I’ve been satisfied with their other products as well. This just wasn’t a product designed for my hair. My hair is thick, coarse, and soaks up moisture like a sponge. Therefore, I don’t need a dry shampoo to soak up excess oils! And, it was unscented, so I couldn’t even enjoy that. 🙁 Probably going to gift it to a friend.

Final Twinkle VoxBox Verdict

Okay, I feel bad because it sounds like I hated this VoxBox but I didn’t! Overall, the Twinkle Voxbox had amazing value, and great name brand products for me to try out for FREE which never hurts. Hopefully next time, the products work for me a little better!

Want to earn a VoxBox for yourself? Join Influenster with my unique referral link and start connecting your socials. Influenster is one of my favorite sites to do research on beauty products I want to buy! There are tons of pictures, you can ask questions and have them answered in a snap, and it’s a great community to be a part of! If you participate on a regular basis, you could be chosen next! Want to learn more about how I earn all of my freebies? Sign up for my email list for surprise sales, coupons, and more that I only share there!

Happy thoughts!

-Dymond M. <3

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