Elvive by L’Oréal Paris VoxBox

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I received my second VoxBox from Influenster this past week. This time I got the Elvive Revive box from L’Oréal Paris. This box only came with one product unlike the last box I received. It’s a free full sized product though, so I certainly can’t complain. Especially since I love hair products. It still amazes me that I’m able to receive products to try for free in exchange for my opinions on them.

With this Elvive VoxBox, you could actually receive one of three different hair products from L’Oréal’s Elvive line. This line of products is aimed at repairing hair damage. You could either get the Damage-Erasing Balm, Extraordinary Oil Treatment, or the Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm. You didn’t get to pick which one you wanted. Influenster does that themselves based on your responses to their survey that you have to respond to before you can be in the running.

Christmas Treats You Should Make This Season

I was browsing around for some holiday sweets and snacks ideas, and I thought I would share some favorites that I found. I would probably go for the Christmas Tree brownies myself because those look super easy to make. Plus, I’m a sucker for brownies. I wish I could make everything on this list though. Everything looks so good, and now I’m super hungry.

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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mrs. Clause Cookies Bath Bomb

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As featured in my Festive Bath Bombs for the Holiday Season post and mentioned in my Colorful Bath Haul post, I present to you some pictures and my thoughts on the Mrs. Clause Cookies bath bomb from Leebrick Candle Co.

While I was at work on Friday night, I kept thinking about how nice a hot, relaxing bath sounded. It was perfect timing because my package of bath bombs I had ordered was waiting for me when I got home.  I was so thrilled! With it being close to Christmas, I decided to use the Mrs. Clause Cookies one first. This was only the second bath bomb I’ve tried that was not from Lush. I was a little nervous about it after my last experience that was not very pleasant.

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It has been three months, but I finally did another oil pastel drawing tonight. I don’t think this is my greatest work of art, but I felt inspired to create something tonight. This is basically a metaphor for substance abuse. The poison bottle represents whatever substance the person chooses to abuse, whether it be drugs or alcohol. The swirls at the top and surrounding color is a metaphor for how it seeps out and affects your life and the people around you. I tried to use vibrant and alluring colors because that’s often how the substance appears to a person at first. Until it starts to take control of your life.

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If you are suffering from addiction, please seek help. There are people who love and care about you, even if you feel like you’re alone.

Colorful Bath Haul

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I was so excited when I got home from work tonight to find that my package from Leebrick Candle Co. had arrived. I was a little confused by their shop name when I stumbled upon it because they do not sell any candles. (Though they do have wax melts). Hopefully the name doesn’t throw too many people off because they have a nice selection of sugar scrubs and bath bombs. After receiving my package, I am incredibly glad that I gave this small business a shot.

I ended up ordering four of their bath bombs and a sugar scrub. The price of the bath bombs are just slightly cheaper than Lush at about $5.95 per bomb. After trying one already, I would say that the quality is definitely on par with Lush. No complaints whatsoever. The sugar scrub I did find to be a bit pricey at $12.95. For the size, I would expect it to be a little cheaper. However, as you’ll read below, it’s a great product.

Christmas Came Early: Wax Delivery

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Last year for Christmas, my mom bought me a wax burner that I had asked for. Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with burning wax melts. I burn them every day, for hours at a time. I actually think that smelling the delightful scents helps to put me in a relaxing mood. I actually prefer them to candles because there’s no flame, you don’t have to trim a wick, and I personally think the smell is stronger than just burning a candle. One of my favorite shops that I buy all my wax melts from is HouseWarmingWaxMelts on Etsy. They’re very affordable, and she decorates each set, which just makes it more fun. You can tell she puts her heart into what she creates.

Festive Bath Bombs for the Holiday Season

I just love seasonal items because it’s something you generally only get at certain times of the year, which makes it more fun and enjoyable. One of my favorite things to enjoy is a nice bath bomb. I decided to do some browsing on Etsy and thought I would share what looks like some awesome finds for this holiday season.

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Peppermint Cocoa from Wylde Thyme Bath
How amazing does this sound? Chocolate and peppermint with a dash of vanilla. It also has bubble frosting on top that bubbles while the bomb fizzes.