Sunday, January 12, 2014

Insert Cheesy Pick-up Line Here

So, how's the weather? I know, lame. Seriously though, we had what I'd consider a monsoon here in NY yesterday, and now it's insanely windy. At least there's some sun and it's not subzero right now. The weather is just so strange lately.

Anyway, I plan to spend my day off being lazy, and staying indoors. Needless to say, today will be spent in PJ's, drinking tea, and earning some money online. I'm sure I'll be listening to music and being used as a pillow by my dogs too...gotta love puppy love. 

Lately I've been on a earn as much money as possible kick. My bank account is quite sad right now, and I'm trying to fix that. So I've been spending a lot of time on my "regular" sites, and also started revisiting some that I'd sort of forgotten about.  (Some of the links to the sites are going to be my referral links, just so you know.)

My favorites are currently Swagbucks and InstaGC. I pretty much just do the "click the link" offers and watch the videos. I have about $30 in amazon gift cards saved up, and I really want to reach $35 by the end of the day. I have a long wish list on amazon and really want to place an order soon! (Speaking of, what the heck is the deal with them raising the free shipping amount to $35? I feel like $25 was so much easier to reach.) Either way, I'm almost at that goal. 

And although I do have a serious love for amazon, I could really use some actual cash in my account. That's why I decided to revisit WordLinx, Squidoo and Jingit. 

When I signed into WordLinx I was pretty happy to see that I had almost $5 in my account, and only need to earn $5 more to cash out via PayPal. It's a basic paid to click site, very simple. 

Squidoo is one of those sites that I still earn from regularly, just not much. They pay on a 3 month delay, so when I get paid tomorrow, it will be for whatever I earned in October. I really like this method because it makes me focus on the long term and keep at it.

Finally, Jingit is fantastic. The only reason I stopped earning was because I misplaced my Jingit card (they send you a debit card that all of your earnings are added to) and had no way to use what I made. Well I found the card and started watching videos to earn some money again. I actually just used the card to buy some stuff at the hardware store. Yay for no cash outta my pocket! 

I almost forgot about MyPoints. I finally started reading the emails again and am racking up points at a pretty decent pace again. I feel a gift card in my near future.  :)

So, those are my main focuses right now. I'm gonna go attempt to finish my tea before it's ice cold. Stay warm everyone! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Influenster Violet VoxBox Review

I am super excited to share my latest Influenster VoxBox experienced with everyone! 

The latest box I was lucky enough to try out was the Violet VoxBox. As usual, everyone's boxes contained a couple of the items, and then the rest were sent to the Influensters that they were the best fit for. 

My Violet VoxBox contained:
  • Goody QuickStyle Brush
  • Goody Athletique Hairband
  • Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish
  • Soyjoy Snack Bar

I especially loved the Goody products! 

Goody is a brand I have always loved, and these new products just re-affirmed my long-time love. The hairband is fantastic. I got it in grey, and I love that color. It's also really cute, which is pretty hard to find when it comes to athletic hairbands.  The velcro is also a big plus in my book; being able to adjust the size is awesome.

The QuickStyle brush is so neat! I love how it has the ability to help dry my hair faster. This is a HUGE plus for me! I have very long hair, and there is a lot of it. Anything that helps me dry it faster is fantastic in my book.

Remember my first VoxBox? I was able to try the Goody SpinPins back then, and I loved them too! Yay Goody! 

Triple Shine Gets My Approval

I wrote another post specifically reviewing the Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish. Overall, I like the polish. I would choose a different color, and think it will look better over another base color. I love the brush design, it really helps you get a more even application.


SOYJOY, I'm not so Joyful

I can't lie, I didn't enjoy the SOYJOY snack bar. Part of it was the flavor, I am just not a fan of cranberry. But I alsy didn't like the texture of the bar. I tried! I just didn't like it.

My Previous Influenster Experiences

I have been able to try out two other VoxBoxes in the past, the MaryKay VoxBox and the Beauty VoxBox, as well as a special Palmolive Fresh Infusions box. 

Final Thoughts

I am a huge Influenster fan. They never go wrong with the boxes they choose to send me, or their specific contents! I'm  excited to keep using the Goody products, and can't wait to see the next VoxBox I get to try. Stay tuned!