Influenster Box – YSL Touche Éclat 

I was recently lucky enough to receive the YSL Touche Éclat Vox Box from Influenster!  In it was both the Touche Éclat Blur Primer and the Touche Éclat Blur Perfector.

These are items that I never would have even considered picking up for myself.  I don’t know much about makeup and wouldn’t have had a clue what either item was even used for!  Lol.  Because of this I’m so happy that I was able to try them!

The YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer is “the first radiance boosting primer.  Formulated with four nourishing oils, skin is left incredibly soft without greasy residue.  Immediately pores look diminished, skin feels smoother and skin tone is more even and luminous.”

They are Not kidding.  It took me awhile to work up the nerve to use this.  It looks gorgeous…sitting there in its bottle with a slight gold shimmer…but I am very wary of any sort of liquid/oil/lotion that I put on my face as I Hate anything that feels oily!!  Let me tell you, they are not kidding when they say there’s no greasy residue.  I think it must be magic!  You dip in the little applicator, pop some on your face, and rub it in.  It then starts to…feel like powder!  It was a strange sensation since I wasn’t expecting it, but very pleasant!

Next comes the YSL Touche Éclat Blur Perfector.  This is touted as “the first blur on-the-go.  Instantly transforms from a balm to a powder to sweep away shine and imperfections” and can be used three ways:

*Alone as an all-over completion perfector 

*To set makeup

*As a mattifying touch up during the day

When I opened this up it looked like a pink powder, but as I wiped the sponge through it, I saw that it was indeed more the consistency of a balm!  The same thing happened as with the primer…what I thought would feel greasy felt like a powder!  

Final thoughts?  I will definitely purchase this when I run out.   I love the way it looks and feels and have really enjoyed getting the opportunity to play with it!  Plus, the packaging is gorgeous!  In the box or out, these are just downright pretty and would look beautiful sitting on a vanity!

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.  (However, all opinions are my own!)

Citrus Lane – January…I think

Citrus Lane is a pretty cool subscription box for kids. It’s about 30$ a month so I, admittedly, only get it when I can get it for at least 50% off. I like that my son gets some toys that I really haven’t seen anywhere and at half price, it’s a great deal!

I’ve had this one socked away since it arrived as I’m giving the goodies to Sebastian fir his birthday on Sunday…but I’m pretty sure this was January’s box!

Love the winter box!


First look




Smarty Pants Vitamins – sampler. I refuse to add samples into the value of the boxes, lol. Sebastian thinks vitamins are are special candy that he’s allowed once a day, so he will get this instead of his normal ones in the next day or so.


Reusable Little Squirt – $7.45 (Amazon). Super cute and I know Seb will enjoy using this.


Midi Basic Set – $12.95 (Amazon) These are pretty nifty little things! I’m looking forward to playing with them with the little monster!


Memory Game – $15.00 (Amazon) I love learning games and the pictures on this look sooooo cute!!


So the value of this box was right around 30$…which either way really isn’t bad. I paid about 15$ though so I’m happy!

November Horror Block

Okay…so this is the November Horror Block and it’s nearly February!  Well…I received it at the very beginning of December, barely glanced at it, and had to pack it up for our move.  Then…I lost it.  I couldn’t find either of my Horror Block boxes anywhere and was starting to think they were either left behind or fell out of the truck!!  Today I was having a look in what will be my craft room.  It’s still packed to the gills with boxes…I promised myself it would be the last room I did but then I’d allow myself guilt free craft time.  So anyways, there in a corner behind 30 boxes they were!!

So Horror Block is a branch of Nerd Block.  They’re 19.99 a month but shipping us 10$.  As much as I love the boxes, that’s just too much for shipping so I don’t allow myself to have them often.  I got Oct & Nov, cancelled, and just re-upped for this month because there are 2 tshirts!

Every month it comes in this fun box:


And comes with a little card that talks about the goodies.


Novembers t-shirt was Hannibal!  I totally need to see this show…can’t believe I haven’t yet!  I estimate the shirt to be 19.99.  It’s an exclusive to the box.


An official film cell from A Nightmare on Elm Street.  It’s cool though I’ve no idea what I’ll do with it and no clue how to price it!


“Packed with eight explosive episodes from the Crypt, we’re dispelling the Myth Conceptions with this jam-packed DVD.”  Last month had a DVD too, which I think is awesome!  Amazon has this for 4$ + 5$ shipping but that’s sold from a seller and not them so I’m not sure how much this would be otherwise.  Probably about 10$.


Godzilla Scaler: “When playing those monster beats watch as people are amazed by this scaling Godzilla attached to your earbuds.” 6.99-16.32 on Amazon.  This is pretty cute/fun but I wonder how heavy it’ll be?


Hannibal stress heart!  Lol…awesome.  This’ll go into my craft room.  I’m guessing these would be about 2$.


Cthulhu on Board: “Ever seen those pesky drivers with no regard for the precious Cthulhu you’re hauling in your sweet rig?  Let them know just who’s on board with this fun sign.”  Do I lose my horror cred if I admit I have no clue what a Cthulhu is!?  I’m guessing 5$?


Hannibal sticker sheet.  Cute…not sure what I’ll do with them…  My son loves stickers but he’s not even quite 3 so I’m not sure about these ones!  $???


Fangoria: 10.99.  Norman Reedus?  Hells yeaaaaa!


Final thoughts…admittedly I mostly get this for the tshirts.  I like the other stuff but most of it is “stuff” that I really have no use for.  That said, I Love the shirts and I do enjoy a lot of the other stuff…DVDs especially.  Just the shirt is worth it to me.  I can’t wait for this months box.  At least one of the shirts is Americam a Horror Story themed, there’s a Chucky item, and an exclusive mini Living Dead Doll.

Ipsy – January

Woohoo! My January Ipsy bag arrived yesterday! I just love getting this little bag of goodies delivered each month! You can’t beat the price, either! 10$ a month, including shipping!

Since I just received it, I’ve only tried the Lip gloss but I love it! Smells great/silky/not sticky!






If you’d like to sign up, please let me know and I’ll get you my referral!

Origamiowl – Valentine’s Day

As I’ve said a couple times, I’m a Designer for Origami Owl and I’m obsessed with their products! Starting tomorrow the new Valentine’s Day items will be available. This includes Limited Edition items that tend to go quickly!

If you’d like to place an order, my open Jewelry Bar is:



If the above link ever doesn’t work, please use:

Also, if anyone would like to host their own and earn the awesome Hostess Exclusive, let’s chat!!

Also visit me on Facebook at TropicalCharms and Instagram at origamiowl_tropicalcharms .


Ipsy – December

If you haven’t heard of Ipsy, you’re missing out! To be honest, I’m not a big makeup person. It’s not that I don’t like it, I just don’t really know how to use it! I was a tom boy when I was young and then when I cared I went to a military school where there was just no time. But…I still love it! I love playing with it and practicing…but I don’t want to spend a ton. In walks Ipsy…

At 10$ a month (which Includes shipping!!!) it’s a total steal. When you join, you answer some questions so they have a profile for you, and then every month you get a bright pink package in the mail. In it is a bag and 5 products. I’ve really never been disappointed! This month is the first time I’ve received something that I won’t even try and that was a hair thing for people who blow-dry. I gave it to a friend before I took the pics, but it looked like a nice product. I also seem to have lost this months little card, lol.







If you’d like a referral link, please let me know! I can’t figure out how to post it, but I can email you!

Influenster – Reese’s Spreads

Thanks to Influenster, today was an awesome mail day! I opened the mailbox, saw this bright orange box, and knew just what it was! I opened it and was able to take two pictures before my son was begging for a taste. Can’t blame him…chocolate & peanut butter combined? Heaven. I gave us each a little taste and omg…I’m going to have to be careful with this! We have a ton of fruit in the house so I know what’s going to adorn our breakfast tomorrow…



Edited to add:

This stuff is Amazing!!  It tastes just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup…which could be good news (yummmmm) or bad new (my thighs…., lol)!