Sometimes Momma needs a break… #TLCVoxBox

All the mommas out there know that sometimes you just need a little something to help you catch a break… Sometimes it’s a little something to entertain the kiddos for a little while. Other times it’s a sweet treat for a date night at home with the husband. The #TLCVoxBox from Influenster that I received this last month included all kinds of fun things to help any mommy catch up, relax and just get a break!

First up, the contents of the box included: (For my unboxing video click here.)

#TLCVoxBox from Influenster

  • Puffs To Go #PassthePuffs
  • Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card #FuelRewards
  • Avon ANEW Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother #AvonANEW
  • Ivory Bar Soap #SudLife
  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences #GelatoLove
  • Neosporin New To Go #NeoReady

The Puffs To Go were an instant hit! I received this box right before we left for our family summer vacation so I stashed the Puffs to Go in my backpack. It was so nice to have them on hand while we visited Disneyland and the beach. Several times somebody needed a tissue and I had one in my bag! Win! The tissues themselves are our favorite, the lotion makes them softer on stuffy noses!

After our vacation the hubs and I were excited to spend a quiet date night at home. Just the two of us and our daughter. We enjoyed some Breyers Gelato Indulgences while we watched a movie. I chose the Vanilla Caramel flavor… We LOVED it. SO YUMMY!!! I’ve even gone back to the store since then and we got the Raspberry Cheesecake flavor!

#TLCVoxBox Breyers Gelato Indulgences #TLCVoxBox Breyers Gelato Indulgences









Next up, the Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card! I was so excited to get this… There’s a few Shells in my area and I’ve been meaning to sign up for a card, so when one showed up in the mail inside the #TLCVoxBox I was pumped! It’s easy to activate and easy to use… AS long as your Shell is a participant in the program. Turns out the one near my house isn’t… Boo. So I don’t get to use the card very often, but when I do it’s exciting to think of the discounts!

#TLCVoxBox Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card

I’ve been using the Avon ANEW Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother for a few weeks and I have to say it’s a nice way to instantly reduce the look of wrinkles! Don’t hate, but I don’t have many wrinkles at this point in my life, so it’s not something I use everyday… But if I’m getting ready for a special occasion or know there will be photos taken, I am all about it! The photo on the right below is even a little before and after once I applied my makeup and the ANEW.

#TLCVoxBox Avon ANEW #TLCVoxBox Avon ANEW Before and After









Luckily, I haven’t had many opportunities to try the Neosporin Neo To Go spray! Nobody wants ouchies, am I right?! But I did have one little incident while cleaning kitchen knives. I recorded a little video about it if you’re interested… You can see that here: Neo To Go Video. It did seem like the pain was squashed pretty quickly and the little cut I got healed nicely! Two thumbs up!

Last but certainly not least is the Ivory Bar Soap! We used it to do a fun little activity! Did you know there are TONS of uses for Ivory Soap besides just the bath tub?! I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to that here if you want to check it out. We chose to make “soap clouds” in the microwave, then use the clouds to make mini colored soaps! Klara thought it was crazy we kept pointing for her to look in the microwave. She’s too little to understand the awesomeness, but I’m sure in a few years she’ll think it’s cool. 😉

#TLCVoxBox Ivory Bar Soap

So there you have it! My thoughts on the #TLCVoxBox from Influenster!

Tell me, have you ever used any of the products mentioned above? What are your thoughts? Do you have any fun Ivory Soap ideas we need to try???

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

#JAdoreVoxBox Review

Valentine’s Day is long gone, but the goodies that I received to try out in the #JAdoreVoxBox from Influenster are perfect for you and your sweetheart any day of the year! I made a Pinterest board using the products I received as inspiration for a little date night out with your honey and here are a few of my thoughts on each of the goodies in the Vox Box.

Influenster JAdoreVoxBox

First up, I don’t know a single person that doesn’t like Hershey’s Kisses… I’m sure they’re out there, but I just don’t know them… haha. I love that they wrap the kisses up for different holidays. Makes things feel more festive! I put most of the Family Sized bag of kisses in a serving tray on my kitchen counter… They’re almost all gone. And that was a HUGE bag. 😉

Hershey's Kisses

Next, I received a few samples of Creme Caramel Red Rose Tea and a sample of Lemon Chiffon tea. I LOVED the Creme Caramel. SO much so that I used all of the samples within a week and had to go online and order some more. I also ordered a box of the Cinnamon Streusel tea which is decaffeinated. The only drawback to this delicious cup of tea is that they don’t sell it anywhere in AZ or NM… So ordering online is a must do. But it arrived quickly and I enjoy a cup every morning.

Red Rose Tea

The Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask was interesting. I rarely use any type of mask and hadn’t used any in years. But this one was easy to apply, dried quickly and forced me to sit and actually relax for the ten minutes required for it to set. Which, come on, every momma needs an excuse just to relax for a few minutes! Afterwards it was easy to wipe off and made my face feel soft. I would think with weekly use it could really make a difference in the way my skin feels. The only drawback to the mask… ? It freaked out my 8 month old daughter when she saw mommy’s face covered in green… haha. But after she realized it was me and I was ok she was fine.

Boots Botanic Clay Mask

The JAdore Vox Box also included some Vaseline Men’s Spray Lotion. I tried it out myself and realized why it says MEN’s on the side… It has a men’s cologne scent to it. The scent actually smells really good, it’s just not what I would like to wear myself. 😉 My husband also tried it out and liked the scent as well as how easy it was for him to apply. I shot a short video of him applying it on his dry arms after a long day in the sun. You can see that here.

One of my favorite goodies was the John Frieda Frizz 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray. I wear my long hair straightened almost every day, so it was perfect for me. And as a mommy getting three days of wear out of one time doing my hair… ? Yes please!!! The spray itself smelled nice and left my hair feeling soft and shiny. It also helped tame those little frizzies you get when you wear your hair down and straight all day long.

Frizz Ease

Last but not least is the Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes. So, here’s the thing. I am a stay at home, work from home momma. I haven’t done a single thing in the last two weeks or so to warrant wearing pretty fake eyelashes. Instead of wasting them on a day when I was just going to stay at home I decided to wait until this coming weekend when I get to get out of the house and go to a concert with the husband! 😉 I’ll let you know after the fact how they turned out!

Your turn: Do you use any of the products that were featured in the Inluenster #JAdoreVoxBox? What’s your favorite??

Disclosure: I received all of the products shared here complimentary from Influenster for review purposes. As always opinions shared are 100% my own!
Kassi @ Truly Lovely

About Face with Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

First of all, Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you to each and every Veteran that has ever served our country. Past, present and future! Thank you also to the families that support those veterans on a daily basis on not just on Veteran’s day!

Today’s post is about a different kind of face, not the about face order of a military march… 😉 But I thought the title was fitting for Veteran’s Day.


My latest VoxBox from Influenster included a tube of Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation. I have been using it for the last couple of weeks and I am pleased to say I give it a thumbs up! Many of the foundations that I have used up to this point left my skin looking shiny. It required some powder or a bit of bronzer applied over the top to get that matte finish minus the shine.

So to demonstrate the foundation here’s a before and after photo of my morning make up routine.

RimmelStayMatteFoundationTo get a natural matte finish on my skin I start by applying just a dab of concealer under my eyes (gotta cover those new mom under eye circles!!). Immediately following that I apply the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation using a small makeup sponge. As you can see in the photo above it evens out my skin tone, helps the under eye concealer cover the dark circles, but still had a natural look to it. Then I apply my eye makeup, just a touch of eye shadow and mascara. That’s it, my normal every day matte look routine!

The foundation itself doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. In fact once it was applied I couldn’t even feel it. It was easy to apply and blended well. I chose the Light Ivory shade and it matched fairly well with my skin tone. I might choose a shade darker next time I purchase the foundation though. The coverage was great! It definitely minimized the look of pores and helped cover any blemishes. Again, thumbs up from me!!

Your turn: Have you tried the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation? If not, what’s your go to foundation??

Disclosure: I received the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation as part of a VoxBox from Influenster. As always opinions shared here are 100% my own.voxbox-blogimage-popup2
Kassi @ Truly Lovely