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I decided I needed to register a domain for my blog…yeah, yeah, I haven’t even been posting but whatevs.

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Ivory & Influenster


I received a giant bottle of Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash from Influenster a little while back and I’m actually pleasantly surprised by it. When I think of Ivory, I think of the floating soap that my mother used on us when we were children but that I haven’t used since.

I really like the smell of the one I received which is the Refreshing Scent. It didn’t make my horribly dry skin feel drier which is very surprising to me. I didn’t use it as shampoo because my hair is coloured and I’m unwilling to use anything on my hair that isn’t specific to coloured hair.

My husband loves the stuff. He thinks it’s awesome that he doesn’t need two bottles of shampoo & conditioner and he loves the scent.

I will definitely be buying this for him again. I don’t think it’s for me but it certainly is a good product for guys and kids. It’s also very inexpensive which is always a plus. I’m glad I received and tried this product. It’s definitely worth checking out. I recommend you do!




I suck. I haven’t posted in a while. I have at least 4 manicures and an Ipsy box to post. I have good excuses though!

My sister became ill and was in the hospital. I read the latest in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series (highly recommended!) I reinstalled Sims 3 on my laptop and had to play with it for a couple of days until I remembered exactly why I hate it so much. I’ve been fortunate enough to get my grandbaby girl a couple of nights a week to give the kids a break and finally, my doctor gave me some pretty heavy pain killers for my shoulder and I’ve been kind of wonky and stoned. I’m cutting them in half now so it’s not as bad.

I did manage to do a couple of really cute nail designs and I definitely want to post them. They serve as a reminder to me and a way to track how much better I hope I’m getting at doing my nail designs. Anyway, hopefully I’ll have the time and motivation to write something here tomorrow. I’ll leave you with a picture of the most beautiful baby in the entire world…my grandadaughter!

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May Lip Factory Box


My favourite box came today, Lip Factory! (Referral #27546) Hooray! I look forward to this box every month. They hardly ever issue spoilers so it’s always a surprise to me. I like everything in this month’s box.


Nyx Color Lip Balm in Arigato $5.35 — This smells and tastes fantastic. Kind of fruity. It’s got a nice, subtle coral colour.
NYX Round Lip Gloss in #05 Sparkle $3.85 — I love the colour…just a hint of shimmery pink. It has teeny glitter flecks so it’s mega-shiny but the glitter does stay behind when the gloss starts to wears off. No taste or scent.
Studio 277 Lip Gloss in Almost Nude $9.50 — This one is almost colourless but it has just enough of a tint to look really nice. No taste or scent.

Studio 277 Eyelight Pigments in Kryptonite $12.50 — I’ll give it a try but I prefer matte eye shadows.
Be A…Bombshell Blush in Glowing Goddess $16 — Great colour for me. This will go with my other 2 BaB blushes I got from other subscription boxes.
Flat Sponge Blender Brush $2.00 — I don’t have one of these and I think I might like it.
PureCeuticals Kukui Nut Mineral Scrub sampler ($40 for 1.7 oz full size)

Here are some swatches:

Total value: $49.20. This is a quite a bit less than past boxes have been worth but it’s still twice as much as I paid so it’s all good.



I got my new Lip Factory box (referral #27546) today and once again, I love it.


Two Cosmetics Duo eye shadow in Magic Wand $6.99
LA Splash Nail Polish in Atlantis $3.99
Ofra Lip gloss in Bordeaux $12.95
29 Cosmetics D’Vine Mascara in Devine Brown-Dark brown/black $26
Lisi Line and Define automatic liner pencil in Tornado $4.90
Sweetpea & Fay J’adore Les Levres in Mermaid Kiss $7.99
extra: MD Formulations facial cleanser sample

The nail polish is an awesome glittery purple colour. I’ll be using this soon.
The eye shadows are a really nice purple. One is shimmery one is matte. I use purple shadows because they’re really nice for hazel eyes. I tend toward matte shades now because I’m old and old chicks don’t do shimmers very well.
The liner is a gorgeous purple. I dislike black liner because I think it’s harsh and it’s way too easy to go from subtle to hooker with black liner. I love this purple and I definitely will use it.

I normally use brown/black mascara so I’m happy the 29 is brown/black. It’s pretty rare for a sub box to send anything other than black. I love the silver metal case too.
The Ofra lip gloss has a nice formula and it smells great. Unfortunately, it makes me look like I’ve eaten 10 lbs of blueberries…or died. It’s way too dark for me and the purple tone reminds me of goth lipstick. It’s not a colour for me.
The Sweetpea is bright pink, looks, smells and tastes like bubblegum. It’s also thick and chalky and doesn’t apply fluidly. It’s package is like Blistex. You squeeze through a hole in the top which makes application difficult. If I can’t find someone who likes these colours, I often use several shades of lipstick together. Both of these might work well as a highlight for other lipsticks I like.
I always like to try the foil packet samples I just wish they weren’t so small.

Total value of this box is $62.82. The total value of the things I like and will use is $41.88 which is $20 more than I paid so I’m totally happy with this box. Lip Factory is still my favourite sub.