My Influenster #UniVoxBox Review

Disclosure: I was provided the products mentioned below from Influenster.  All personal opinions mentioned in this post are 100% my own and are not a result of any outside influence.

From time to time I get fun little surprise boxes from Influenster full of products to review that I get to share with you here on the blog.  This time it was the Uni Vox Box, a Vox Box full of products picked for us women who are also busy students on the go!  First I would like to mention that joining Influenster is free and it is an amazing site full of great reviews from fellow members with wonderful perks such as being selected to review Vox Boxes such as this one, so if you are interested in joining you can head over to their site to become a member here!

The Contents of the Uni Vox Box:
* Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure
* Expert Last Lip Color in Forever Fuchsia
* Pilot Acroball Pen
* Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
* Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Tampons
* Red Rose REAL TEA Premium Water Enhancer


 

imPRESS Press-On Manicure - Retails $5.99 for colors & $7.99 for patterns

As someone who doesn't usually get her nails done or wear press on manicures I was a little hesitant to try these imPRESS nails but I really liked the pattern I received, and I liked the idea that they only last up to a week, so it's not a major commitment like with glued or acrylic nails.  The instructions indicated that application takes only minutes and it really was that easy to apply a full set!  While these lasted only about five days I did enjoy them while I had them on and may choose to buy them again in the future.  While browsing their website they actually have some really great designs to choose from!

Expert Last Lip Color in Forever Fuchsia - Retails for $1.99

When I first grabbed this out of my Uni Vox Box I thought it was such a great pop of color for Spring!  I have actually been enjoying wearing this color with a variety of different outfits lately and having fun experimenting with different makeup looks to go along with this particular lip color.  The price itself is worth giving it a try!

Pilot Acroball Pens - Retails for $4.59 per 3 pack or $6.24 per 4 pack

I received one of these Pilot Acroball Pens in my Uni Vox Box and one thing I can never have enough of being a student is pens!  Also, with four kids running around my house they always seem to disappear somehow.  This is one pen though that I will be hiding from them because I love it!  The Pilot Acroball has a comfortable cushy color block grip that makes long note taking easier on the hands, which gives it an A+ in my book!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation - Retails for $4.99-$5.49

Being an already loyal fan of Rimmel foundation, I currently use their Match Perfection liquid foundation, I thought it would be interesting to review their Stay Matte liquid foundation to see if I would maybe like it better than my current Rimmel liquid.  I had previously selected to review the Ivory which is what I received.  It appears I should have went with the Light Procelain as the Ivory was a little too dark for me, even though I have an olive undertone to my skin.  The good thing is I tan very easily in the summer and I can save this to revisit and review in just a few short months which I plan to do as I have seen some great reviews come through already on this product on the Influenster website!  For now I will stick to my Rimmel Match Perfection liquid which I am very happy with at the moment.


   Playtex Sport Fresh Balance - $3.99-$4.99

Included in my Uni Vox Box were Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons.  While I do not participate in any sports I am a busy mom on the go with four kids, so as many moms out there can relate that can be a sport in itself at times!  The Playtex Sport Fresh Balance comes with odor shield technology and a 360 design for sport level protection.  I have always thought of Playtex as a go-to trusted brand in this area and I would recommend this product to anyone leading an active busy lifestyle!


Red Rose REAL TEA Premium Water Enhancer - Retails for $4.49

When I came across this little bottle of Red Rose REAL TEA water enhancer in my Uni Vox Box I was excited because I drink quite a bit of tea, especially on nice warm days!  After reading that Red Rose REAL TEA was different in that it was a water enhancer with no dyes or coloring and that it was made from real tea I was ready to dive in and try it.  You just add one squeeze per 8 ounces of liquid.  Even better is that it can be added to hot or cold water to enjoy - and it tastes amazing!  As you can see above it comes in a trio of different flavors.  I received the Black Tea and I enjoyed it both hot and cold to test it out.  This is one product I will definitely be buying again!



Save Money on School Supplies


Summer break gives you a chance to connect with your children in ways that aren’t possible during the school year. You can take extended vacations that will create memories for the rest of their lives. You can spend time with them without having to worry about looming homework deadlines. And you can enjoy the spontaneity of not having to stick to a rigorous schedule. Summer break can be an incredibly rewarding time for you and your kids.

Suddenly break is over. It seems like it was just yesterday that they left school on the last day of the school year. Can it really be time for them to go back to school already? Is it really time to help them get organized for school? Is it really time to go shopping for school supplies?

If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Many parents find themselves scrambling when it comes time to purchase school supplies for their children. Unfortunately, when you wait until the last minute, you invariably end up overpaying for their supplies. Don’t let yourself get caught in this trap. Plan ahead and use the following ways to save money as you send your children on their way back to school.

Buy In Bulk with Other Parents

You can typically get much better deals on supplies when you buy in bulk. Round up other parents with kids in the same classes and organize a plan to buy in bulk.Since the kids are in the same classes, it should be a relatively simple process to figure out what can be bought in bulk and how to split the cost amongst the various parents. Bulk buying of this nature needs to be planned well in advance of the school year in order to make sure that whoever is in charge of the buying has time to collect money from each of the participating parents. If you want to get a jump start and haven't yet collected the funds, check with a service like payday loans online for a little extra cash.

Buy Early or Buy Late

There are two times when you are likely to find the best deals on back to school supplies.Stores are competing for every dollar they can get while optimizing their profits during the back to school season. This means they will often offer substantial discounts on certain items in order to get you into their doors. Once you’re in the door, they know that you will be buying more, which allows them to make up any losses they had to take on the discounted items. Those items are known as “loss leaders”. If there are several stores nearby that offer various discounted items as loss leaders, you should consider planning your school supply shopping to take advantage of as many of those types of discounts as possible.

Once the back to school shopping rush is over, stores will begin discounting many of the school supplies in order to make room for new inventory. This can be another excellent time to pick up heavily discounted items. Once again, if there are several stores nearby, check all of them for such discounts.

Check with Other Families

Check with other families to see if they have any leftover supplies they are willing to sell to you. This can be especially cost-effective if your child needs more expensive school supplies, such as backpacks, raincoats, and calculators. If you are so inclined, you could even organize a school wide event where parents can buy, sell, and swap school supplies with other families.

Send Them Off!

Now it’s time to send the kids off to school. You’ve helped them get a good start by helping them get all of the supplies they’ve needed, and you’ve managed to save a good amount of money in the process. It’s time for you to sit back and congratulate yourself for a job well done.

Finding the Right Textbooks Online


Finding the Right Textbooks Online

If you want to buy world history textbooks online, you have to make sure that you get the right ones for your class. With many of these books, new editions are put out every year. Sometimes, not much is added from one year to the next, but the changes can, at other times, be significant. The first thing to do is to look at the ISBN. This is the unique number that is assigned only to one edition. If you can get the ISBN for the book that you need for your class and then match it up with the ISBN on the website, you know that you have the right book. Another thing to look for is simply the edition number. Even if it is the same book that is being put out every year, with the same author and the same title, it may be labeled as Edition Two or Edition 15. These are simply examples; the real numbers depend on how many times the book has been altered and printed. If you get the same edition, it is going to be correct. If all else fails, it may not be a bad idea to ask the professor if the edition matters. Sometimes, professors just pick the most recent edition because it is the one they own, but they know that you can take the class with any copy of the book. If they tell you that this is the case, you can buy it without worrying at all.

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