Thursday, May 15, 2014

#imPressManicure VoxBox from Influenster and Broadway Nails

I've been a member of Influenster for about 5 months now and I was very excited to receive my first VoxBox on behalf of Influenster and Broadway Nails. I'm not sure what I found the most exciting: being selected to receive a box, or not knowing what the box contained. I did know that it was nail related and that was all.

I think the VoxBox looks kind of cute, don't you? I nearly bubbled over with excitement pausing to take pictures and videos of the unvieling. When I opened the box, I found two full sized press-on manicure kits from Broadway nails. The line is called ImPress. I was certainly impressed by the styles. 

Now, I've never been a big fan of pink. Although I must say that this pattern isn't bad at all. I love the colour accents. My favourite is the black and silver with glitter. They just look so classy. Every time I look at my nails I want to go put on a little black dress and hit the town. 

Application is easy. You clean your nails with the enclosed prep pad, lay out 10 proper sized nails in a row. Remove the backing from the press on nail, apply and press down. Super easy! The are very light weight. I adapted to them quite quickly and I don't even feel them now. You can also cut them if you are used to shorter nails. I am a guitar player and find it impossible to play with long nails. I was ecstatic to find out I could clip them with the nail clippers. The downside to doing so is that the adhesive sometimes balls up at the top throughout the day and I have to clean it up often. That is most likely my fault for not taking care of it well when I first cut them. 

I wish that they enclosed two prep pads so you don't have to use the same one during the second application. Otherwise, I'm completely happy with this product.

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Disclaimer: I received this product from Influenster and Broadway nails for free for the purpose of this review. It does not effect my opinion of the product, which are based upon my personal experience. All opinions are my own. If you would like an invite to Influenster let me know, I have a few left.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Back in the Garden ♥

I got so many things done today. I started off my morning by raking up the rocks in our yard where we dug up the well a couple months back. This way the grass can grown and we don't have to worry about running over rocks with the lawn mower.

Afterwards I dug a hole near my garden for my oregano. I added composted manure and then transplanted the oregano. It can freely grow and take over in it's new home. I also added a new oregano to this patch along with the rooting system from the old transplant.

Then I dug two holes for a couple high bush blueberry plants and I also composted it well. I planted a bunch of seeds as well. My first round of peas is in the ground. I will add another round of seeds in about 2 weeks and I will plant continually until the end of June. I also a bunch of cold weather crops like Kale, Lettuce and Chards.

I picked up some beet seeds when I was in town today as well as some Red onion shallots. They will be a couple weeks behind the yellow onion shallot that I have growing in the larger garden area. Every time I find myself at the garden center, I feel like I'm home. I just wander around, dreaming up all kinds of garden ideas.

The yellow shallots, potato onions/multipliers and garlic that I planted a couple weeks ago, have begun to grow. It is so exciting to see new life growing in the garden again. I love to see everything wake up.