What’s In My Influenster XO VoxBox

john frieda beach blonde collection

In my latest Influenster VoxBox, the Beach Blonde products from John Frieda ended up being my favorites. They remind me of this peppermint shampoo the stylists used at the salon when was a little girl. I haven’t used that shampoo in fifteen years, but I’ve never forgotten it.

The Beach Blonde™ Cool Dip™ Purifying Shampoo and Smooth Seas™ Detangling Conditioner make my hair and scalp feel really clean, and also slightly tingly (in a good way). The Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray and Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment also worked really well for me. The volume treatment gave my hair a big boost.

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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Collection Review

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Skincare Collection

These products were provided to me by Neutrogrena. #gotitfree

As I get older, I’ve noticed my skin tending towards dry and sensitive. Neutrogena products work well for me (the sunscreens are my favorite!) as they don’t irritate my skin or cause breakouts. I received these full-size samples of Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair line and have been using them diligently since I got them during the summer. I can honestly say that they are the best drugstore skincare products I have ever used. In fact, I like the serum so much that when I ran out of it I went out and got two more tubes.

In the summer I always end up getting closed comedones, which are those non-inflammatory small bump type of acne that make your skin texture appear rough and uneven. A good treatment is retinol, although most products with retinol are too strong and irritate my skin. The Rapid Wrinkle Repair collection is marketed as anti-aging but the improvement I noted most was on my blemished summer skin. I will say that I think my skin texture looked worse before it looked better, but that’s always been my personal experience with retinol products. My skin improved rapidly once it adjusted.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Skincare Collection

Left to right: serum, eye cream, daytime moisturizer.

The full collection includes a retinol moisturizer for daytime and moisturizer for nighttime, but my two favorite products are the eye cream and serum. You can pick up the Rapid Wrinkle Repair line at most drugstores, but they tend to be priced lower online, especially at Target and drugstore.com.

Introducing BFF by ANN INC. | Apps

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ANN INC. CAREERS. All opinions are 100% mine.

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BFF (Best Foot Forward) is a new resource for women by ANN INC., creator of the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. The app includes behind the scenes videos, inspirational quotes, interviews with ANN INC. employees and more.

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BA STAR Chocolate Star Dust | Beauty Reviews

ba star chocolate star dust mineral eye shadow swatched on white background

I have a palette gifted to me from BA STAR, but this is the first loose mineral shadow from them that I’ve tried. Don’t you love the name of this color– it’s called Chocolate Star Dust.

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