My Influenster Uni VoxBox has arrived!

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My first Influenster VoxBox has finally arrived. It’s the UniVoxBox that’s designed specially for college students, and they sent me a bunch of free samples and awesome coupons to try out too! I wrote a previous blog post about this Vox Box before it actually came out, so you can head on over there to read more about it. Image

My thoughts on this box? Pretty great! For a free box, the stuff they included was very decent. 

I’m most excited about the tampons though, those things can be expensive LOL. And with summer coming up, there will be lots of swimming to be done (as well as a lot of tampons used). I haven’t tried out the Real Tea yet, but it will definitely come in handy when I run out of bed too late to get breakfast. 

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The pen is a regular pen, with a very fine point! It glides effortlessly and they included a coupon to buy another pack. I might actually take them up on it.

As for the makeup, the foundation is very creamy and spreads easily. It was medium coverage and matches my skin tone pretty well! The lipstick is a bright fuschia (which isn’t my favorite color, to be honest) but I’m excited to try it out and see how it works out. The nail sticker thingies are in a horrible pattern that I wasn’t a fan of at all, sadly. I will probably be giving those away to my sister.

All in all, my first Vox Box has went awesomely and I can’t wait to see if I’ll qualify for another one! Image

 

Simple Everyday Tips to Keep Your Skin Clear

Hi everyone! In my teenage years I was a sufferer of chronic acne, and my face looked absolutely horrendous. Needless to say it really did a number on my self esteem, and I desperately researched ways to keep my skin clear and healthy. I’ll share my everyday tips with you!

I’m in college now and I’m happy to say that my skin, while not completely devoid of pimples, is TONS better than it used to be. Here are some things that I keep in mind everyday in order to keep my skin clear. It doesn’t involve an extra routine, but just things to keep in mind while you go about your every day schedule. Image

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1) Drink lots of water! Image

Water is what detoxes your system. Have a headache? Drink hot water. Tired? Drink some water. Drinking lots of water flushes out all the salts and wastes in your body, so having more water in your system can’t hurt. Try to drink a decent amount of water each day in order to keep your skin as clear as possible — when you don’t flush those items out of your system, they reappear in form of other blemishes on your body.

My favorite way of doing this is by drinking fruit water. You get the benefit of the fruit / herbs too, plus it’s tastier! Here are some tips for DIY fruit water.

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  • Ingredients: Fruit, ice, container, water
  • Fruit Suggestions: Apples, citrus, basil, mint, strawberries, pineapple, watermelon, grapes, cucumber
  • Step 1: Pick your fruit / ingredients, and chop them up into slices so that they can seep into the water.
  • Step 2: Place fruit on the bottom of the container, add water and ice
  • Step 3: Drink! Or put it in your fridge to let it seep in more flavor.

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2) Clean your pillowcase / bedsheets / towels regularly! 

You wouldn’t rub your face on a dirty, oily rag for 8 hours straight, would you? That’s essentially what you do when you go to bed every night if you don’t properly wash your pillowcases! I started to wash my pillowcases more often — at least once a week — and when I couldn’t I would fit my pillow with a shirt. My skin cleared up a bit noticeably after I started doing this.

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3) Avoid eating junk food

This is important! Foods that are high in MSG, fat, or sugar will be a death sentence for my skin the next day. I try to eat less at In-n-Out or french fries so that the next day I won’t regret it.

Here is a list of foods that I try to eat less:

  • Chocolate Image
  • Chocolate / caramel candy bars (i.e. Snickers)
  • Instant noodles (SO much sodium — one bowl is usually 50% – 100% of your daily sodium intake!)
  • Fast food
  • Fried chicken
  • Chips
  • Soda

What to do when you DO consume these foods? See tip #1. Flush all of that guilty deliciousness out of your system by drinking lots of water.

These are just some simple tips, but I hope they helped! Image Be kind to your body and be kind to your skin. What are some of your everyday skin-care tips?