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My First Influenster VoxBox – YSL Black Opium


So, a few months back I signed up with Influenster, which is a social media, online consumer reporter of sorts. You sign up, link your social media and review products online. They offer surveys that, if you qualify, gets you free products to sample (via what they call a VoxBox) and use and then review online and thru your social media (like this blog)

They recently sent me my first VoxBox  It was for Yves St. Laurent’s new fragrance Black Opium  It was so much fun to get my box  I did an unboxing review on YouTube  (Be kind – it’s the first time I’ve ever done one)

Black Opium is a great fragrance  It’s floral but there’s more to it  The information they sent said there are notes of coffee but I’ve decided it’s more like a spicy chai tea  So, it’s a grownup floral  image

It’s available at department stores, like Macy’s.

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I’m back!


Well, after nearly four years, I have dusted off this website and maybe this time I’ll stick with it. I’ll be expanding my posts to include a lot of stuff besides my random thoughts of life. Maybe some actually useful information!  In fact, I may add a second blog (if I can remember how) to discuss my subscription boxes (oooh what are those? find out)

I changed the tagline to “laughing at the days to come”. Had a conversation with my friend Lori Nabors a couple of months back – we have a lot of things in common – same birthday (different years!), hubbies with health issues, etc. So, as someone that is getting older, I think I may better understand that verse from Proverbs 31. It is a blessing not well understood by the young. I heard part of a TED talk the other day where the speaker’s research had shown that the older someone is the happier they are. At some point, you realize your end is closer than your beginning. That puts things in a unique perspective (unless, of course, you’re worried about your end….in which case you may not be so happy).

So, seemed like a good time to start this blog back up. I’ll see where it goes. And I’ll laugh if it doesn’t last a month….and I’ll really laugh if it lasts more than a year!

You can come along and laugh too!