E.L.F Cosmetics VoxBox Review

Influenster sent me these products for free in exchange for my honest and comprehensive review. All opinions are my own.

I’m really excited to review a VoxBox for the first time! I’ve received other VoxBoxes from Influenster, but at the time I didn’t have my blog open to beauty products. In case you’ve never heard of it, Influenster is a website where you receive a small box of free product, and then you review it and complete little tasks. It’s completely free and is a legitimate service. You still get products even if you leave a negative review of something. At the time of writing, this is my fourth box from Influenster. This box contains 5 products from E.L.F, an affordable cosmetic and skincare brand.


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How To Survive Winter With Eczema or Extremely Dry Skin

If you’re like me and have really dry skin that sometimes breaks out in rashes, there’s a large chance you could actually have a condition called eczema. Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that causes rashes and other symptoms. Everyone is different, but extremely bad eczema can cause bleeding, infections, and permanent scarring. If you think you have eczema, the first thing you should do is make an appointment with a doctor to make sure it’s not something else like a fungal infection or a basic rash that’s not necessarily eczema. It’s also possible that you could be using a product or eating something you’re allergic to.  Most cases of eczema are easily resolved, but some people like myself have extremely persistent eczema that shows up year round, but is the worst in winter.

*Always patch test products before introducing them to your routine, especially if you have sensitive eczema prone skin.

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Rixie Clip Review

Today I’ll be reviewing the Rixie Clip. In case you’re unaware of what a Rixie Clip is, it’s a little device that you can clip onto a bra to tighten or extend the band. Most people that use a Rixie Clip do it to tighten bands in smaller sizes. For example, making a 28 band fit like a 26 band. Others also use it to tighten bands that have stretched out over time to prolong the life of your bra. I’m on the opposite end of the spectrum here. My properly fitted size is hovering around a 36L/LL. My favorite brands like Elomi and Panache don’t make that size. They do, however, make a 40K which fits very well besides the band. I decided to try the Rixie Clip to see just how much it can reduce a bra band because I’m planning on writing a guide for women above a J cup and I wanted to see if I could recommend the Rixie Clip.


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My Red Hair Guide: Achieving and Maintaining Vibrant Red Hair

I’ve been in love with red hair ever since I was a little kid. I think it looks particularly striking with my blue eyes and fair skin. My hair has been every shade of the rainbow and everything from jet black to platinum blonde, but the hardest color to achieve and maintain is bright red. I’ll start this by saying that I am not a professional colorist, although I did go to beauty school and complete the hair color unit. This is not a how to guide, and if you decide to follow it you’re doing so at your own risk. I’m only writing this because a ton of people have asked me how I achieve and maintain my color.

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Life Update and My Future with TBCR

In case you weren’t aware, I’m an official ambassador of The Body Confidence Revolution founded by Leyah Shanks. I’ve only been an ambassador for the past 4 months, but I’ve undergone many changes in the way I view myself since then. My body positive journey is a story that’s been in the making since I was a kid even though I’ve only been fighting for the cause for about a year and a half. I’m going to admit right now that I’m having a lot of back and forth thinking when it comes to my confidence. Since my IUD rejected in June and had to be removed, I’ve been taking hormonal birth control pills which give me a few horrible side effects including weight gain and breast growth.


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Goddess Keira and Kayla Review (40N and 38M)

I’m kind of surprised that I never managed to write a full review of Goddess bras on this blog. I touched on the Goddess Keira in some of my Elomi reviews, but I never actually reviewed a single Goddess bra. I have a very close relationship with my Goddess Keira. When I first found out about proper bra fitting and started hunting for a bra, the first one that I tried and ended up finding a perfect fit in was the Goddess Keira in 38M. First of all it’s extremely lucky that I managed to find my Holy Grail bra on my very first try. Second of all, I still wear that Goddess Keira two and a half years later despite growing out of dozens of bras in that time period. I have a lot of nicknames I use when I refer to it, but the one that truly encompasses how I feel about this bra is “Old Faithful.”


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Curvy Kate Ellace Review (40JJ)

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I’ve consistently had problems with Curvy Kate pretty much ever since I started blogging. I loved their Gia bra, and their sister brand Flirtelle makes beautiful padded bras that fit me like a glove. I’ve been sitting on a post for the past few months that’s going to discuss why I’ve chosen to boycott Curvy Kate, but I’ve noticed that whenever someone criticizes anything about their brand they get defensive and ask the person if they’ve tried their newer cuts. So before I release that post, I am posting a review of one of their newer cuts that’s proven to be extremely popular. It’s the Curvy Kate Ellace in 40JJ.

I did purchase this with my own money, although I purchased it from its previous owner instead of through the company or one of their authorized retailers because I no longer support them. I kept an open mind while trying and reviewing this bra, so I will be fair and won’t just bash it just because I don’t like the brand. This is a negative review, so if you don’t like that sort of thing I wouldn’t read this review.


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