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Still going strong with your New Year’s resolutions? I just got a Voxbox full of products that will start the year of right! From healthy snacks to cleaning supplies, each product is helping make my life more productive in reaching my mind and body goals.




Orgain Protein BarI loved the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor, it’s almost like you’re eating it straight from the container! It’s hard to find a protein bar that I actually like, most of them taste chalky and fake, but this has surpassed my expectations! The consistency is a nice chewy bar, not too dry. It includes 10 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, low on sugar, and gluten free. It’s perfect for those who are on the go and need a quick, grab on the go snack.





Pop Chips // Cheddar and Sour Cream
These chips are a great, healthy alternative to the traditional potato chip. They are popped so they have a nice airy crunch. It’s a light snack for those craving something packed with flavor! The ridges add that extra texture boost. Overall I would definitely pick these over any potato chip, they’re amazing!





Sabra Guacamole

This little container holds Sabra guacamole on the bottom and rolled Tostitos Chips on top, this is perfect for those who need a quick snack on the go. For those who are addicted to chips and guac like me, this is great for portion control! Everything tasted so yummy, and definitely satisfied my craving for something salty!






Febreze One Spray Mist
Love the fresh orchid scent of this new Febreze One. The packaging is very pretty and the bottom is replaceable when you run out of product. It sprays lightly and evenly so it covers a lot of ground. I use it in my bedroom, closet, bathroom, anywhere that needs a fresh scent. When my room smells this good, I become more productive.





Burt’s Bees Protein PowderThis protein powder is packed with nutrients that support a healthy body and a healthy glow. The texture is a a bit chalky to me, but it did taste great when mixed with fruit sugar and milk. I quickly blended together a protein shake using Burt’s Bees Vanilla Mix for breakfast and was on my way to work. This is an effortless way to make sure you get your daily dose of nutrients.






Crispy Green / Apple Crisps
Freeze-dried goodness! If you like a healthy crispy snack, try out these apple crisps! If you’re like me, you’d rather eat chips than fresh fruit. Crispy Green’s process turns fruit into chips without adding extra sugars! For something that tastes great, I can’t believe it only has about 40 calories.





Dentek Orabrush Tongue Cleaner
This Tongue cleaner is far better than just the ones on the back of your regular toothbrush. This brush has more surface area and comes in a lot of fun colors. There are tiny soft bristles that gently clean bacteria and bad breath odors away from your tongue. It’s super easy to incorporate this into your nightly oral hygiene routine.


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I received these products complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

What is Influenster?
Influenster is a social marketing site where members write reviews, take surveys, and link their social media accounts to qualify for Voxboxes. Voxboxes are packages of goodness! Meaning free samples and even full-size products in exchange for honest reviews and posts! It’s super fun and you never know what you’ll get. If you aren’t a member yet sign up now!



Hi guys, I've been getting a lot of questions about my photos so just want to share the wealth! Let me know if you have any additional questions. 
The first thing people see when they’re in the catalogue or feed, are the cover photos for your listings. You want to make sure that these are eye catching and draw the user’s attention. A clean polished look entices users to click on the product and maybe even click to your closet page. As a long time seller, I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t work so here are some tips to help up your photo game on Vinted!
Clean Background 
Use a solid colored wall as your background. The less distractions the better so that your product is the main focus. I use a pushpin and hang my clothes up a white wall. If you can’t pin your walls, use a mannequin or a solid colored floor.





Use a Nicer Camera 
This process may take longer, but your photos will look very professional. I use a Canon t3i DSLR, so my photos come out clearer and brighter when compared to a photo taken on my phone.
Don’t Use Flash When you use flash, it tends to change the color of the product. Make your photos brighter using a photo app on your phone or computer.
Portrait, Not Landscape Vinted cover photos are in portrait mode, meaning vertical orientation. Make sure you take your photos in this shape or else they’ll crop your landscape photos.
Lighting 
Natural daylight is always the best lighting, but if you only have time to take photos at night or your room doesn’t get light in the afternoon, buy some extra lamps and light bulbs that imitate sunlight.


The Product 
Make sure your first photo has the item in the full frame, do not cut anything off. The front of the clothing should be your cover photo, and the rest of the photos should be detail shots. Take advantage of all five photo slots. The more photos you have on your listing, the higher chance of getting a sale! Your buyer will know exactly what they’re buying. I usually do a front facing, back facing, material close up, and two additional detail shots, or a model pic.




Finally all the rain storms have passed! This weekend was the perfect time to have an adventure in downtown LA, clear skies, lighter traffic, and of course our reservation date for The Broad was finally here. A lot of the stuff we did today was totally spontaneous and we only had planned the museums and our friends birthday party later that night. Follow along and see what stops we found ourselves at throughout the day!

We woke up early to get to The Broad by 10am. We lucked out a found a parking structure on Olive, right across the street for $9. Since it was all day parking we decided to leave our car there instead of paying for parking again at another structure. I absolutely loved walking around The Broad museum, there were so many art pieces to observe and of course take pictures in front of. Out of all the installations, my favorite was the Infinity Room. I didn’t know a tiny room can transport you to different world. We only got 45 seconds to admire the lights and the space we shared, time definitely passed too fast.


We exited the museum, hungry for some lunch, but we didn’t know where to eat. There were a few food trucks lined up in front so we quickly decided to try out Bool BBQ, Korean Mexican fusion really hit the spot. Andy got the Bool Bowl and I got the Taco Mix, both were absolutely delicious.



After, we walked a few minutes down the street and went to the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). This was a quick browse, and we finished it in an hour. They have very interesting pieces, like videos and a large anti-war installation. Take to time to read all the descriptions, it helps to understand what you’re looking at.




After the MOCA, we decided to take a short 20 minute walk to Little Tokyo. Walking around and exploring isn’t too bad, plus you get to save some parking money. We stopped by a grocery store in the heart of Little Tokyo, admired all the super cute food and bought a small refreshment. Then we stopped at Tea Master for yummy matcha soft serve. This light dessert was delicious, it had matcha powder sprinkled on top.



Once we were done, we were so excited to see that Angel City Brewery was right across the street! The entrance was through the back and I was blown away by how big their space was. There were two floors, room for corn hole, a gift shop in the middle, and tons of board games that are available to play. Andy got a Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, and I got the White Nite, a nitro ale with hints of coffee. Both were so good!



After playing a game of Battleship and enjoying our beers, we walked a few minutes to EightyTwo, a popular barcade in the Arts District. They have a ton of old school arcade games and pinball machines that you can play while you drink. We didn’t drink anything since we were going to a friend’s birthday in a few hours, but their drinks are game themed and they sounded delicious . We spent only a few dollars on a couple pinball machines, but we had so much fun trying to get that high score!

We Uber Pooled back to the parking structure and it only cost about $5, then it was off to Abbot Kinney! Parking isn’t too bad, just find a spot about a block away from the main street in the residences. We walked down the street, browsing stores we can’t afford. Window shopping was fun, but we were getting tired from exploring LA. Then we spotted Blue Bottle Coffee, and got the Iced New Orleans Coffee, the perfect pick me up. We also browsed a small art and craft fair, with handmade accessories and unique furniture. There were so many cute dogs and people had amazing style. Abbot Kinney definitely had a chill vibe, I loved it.

Then it was off to our friends birthday party at Mom’s Bar, a very popular Dive Bar with $7 drinks! We ended the night with good friends, and went home to sleep and rest after a long day. Another LA adventure for the books!

What are you favorite stops in LA?


The hardest part about having color treated hair, is maintaining its tone and vibrancy. Getting your hair done professionally really puts a dent in your wallet, so why not try to make you hard earned cash last a bit longer. I received the Kenra Platinum Color Charge Shampoo and Conditioner Duo from Influenster, and I’m so excited to share my experience with you all.

This system recharges your hair color’s brilliance and vibrancy for up to 50 washes! For those who skip a few days when washing out your hair, this will last you a long time! I usually just shampoo my roots to get rid of oil and impurities. This product works by keeping color pigments locked in your hair cuticles, instead of washing out and fading.  The shampoo and conditioner contain no parabens, no sulfates, and no sodium chloride, so there are no harsh ingredients that will damage you treated hair.

The products smell amazing and it lathers so luxuriously, so it feels like you’re getting salon treatment while you’re in the comfort of your own home. After blowdrying my hair, it stayed shiny and soft. I love that it doesn’t dry out my hair. I tone my blonde highlights in my balayage with purple dye/shampoo so keeping that tone in quite difficult to do. Once it fades, my hair turns a brassy orange which looks super unnatural and unfinished. This shampoo and conditioner duo helps me retain my desired color, thanks Influenster for the complimentary product to test!



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I received these products complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

What is Influenster?
Influenster is a social marketing site where members write reviews, take surveys, and link their social media accounts to qualify for Voxboxes. Voxboxes are packages of goodness! Meaning free samples and even full-size products in exchange for honest reviews and posts! It’s super fun and you never know what you’ll get. If you aren’t a member yet sign up now!



Cushion foundations are the newest beauty trend! These little compacts are perfect for those on the go. I was lucky enough to test out Maybelline’s new Dream Cushion Foundation in Medium Beige courtesy of Influenster.

Packaging: The product comes in a circular compact that fits in the palm of my hand. Once you open it, the first section is the super soft applicator and a mirror so you can apply anywhere! Once you flip this pocket over you’ll see the liquid foundation soaked in a sponge like pad. Everything is tightly sealed and snaps together.

Application: Slip your fingers into the strap attached to the pad applicator and tap lightly on to the foundation cushion. Then apply with light taps to your face for even coverage. I loved the coverage of this product I used it to conceal under my eyes and any blemishes. I also used a beauty blender to get a smoother finish, but if you’re on the go the applicator pad or you fingers will work.

Product: The foundation applies very well, no streaks or clumps. My skin did get a little oily later on during the day, but if you set it with powder it will last for a long time. Amazing coverage, I didn’t need any concealer! My skin looked so smooth and luminous after applying. If you get your correct shade, you’ll have a flawless finish with this foundation.

 Maybelline’s Dream Cushion Foundation is definitely my new drugstore holy grail product. I love the quality of the product and how compact it is. I can easily fit it in my purse or makeup bag without worrying about spills or leaks.




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I received these products complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

What is Influenster?
Influenster is a social marketing site where members write reviews, take surveys, and link their social media accounts to qualify for Voxboxes. Voxboxes are packages of goodness! Meaning free samples and even full-size products in exchange for honest reviews and posts! It’s super fun and you never know what you’ll get. If you aren’t a member yet sign up now!
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So excited to share L’Oreal’s new Extraordinary Clay Hair System products with you guys! This Voxbox was perfect for me since I have combination hair, oily roots and dry ends. Dry shampoo is my holy grail product, but I do like changing up my hair routine. This unique system by L’Oreal has three refined clays to purify and remove oil from your scalp and hair. Lately, clay masks for the face have been one of the biggest beauty trends, but what happens when we apply it to our scalp to get rid of oil. Treat yourself to a mini spa session and give your hair some TLC. Give yourself a head massage while applying the mask and then wash it all away with warm water.



· Clay Mask – Pre Shampoo Treatment: This works just like a face mask, you apply the clay to your roots, leave it for 5 minutes, and wait for it to work its magic. It’s absorbing impurities and oil that make your scalp dirty.  After it dries, you can wash it out with warm water and then you can wash your hair with Rebalancing Shampoo. It does take a bit of time to apply, especially those who have thick, long hair. I had to section off my hair so I can get every spot on my head. The paste is not that thick so it’s easy to spread on your roots.

· Rebalancing Shampoo – After using the mask treatment, I massaged the shampoo into my hair from root to tip. It has a very fresh rejuvenating scent. This shampoo lathers so luxuriously and once it rinses out my hair doesn’t feel stripped of moisture.

· Rebalancing Conditioner – The conditioner smells very similar, and it has a creamy consistency. It applies very smoothly, I let it soak in for about 5 minutes.




After drying my hair, and using only heat protectant spray, my hair felt so soft and moisturized, it had a natural shine and my tips did not feel brittle. I’m so happy I got to try this set out!



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I received these products complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

What is Influenster?
Influenster is a social marketing site where members write reviews, take surveys, and link their social media accounts to qualify for Voxboxes. Voxboxes are packages of goodness! Meaning free samples and even full-size products in exchange for honest reviews and posts! It’s super fun and you never know what you’ll get. If you aren’t a member yet sign up now!