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Google + Rant

Published January 18, 2014 by lonerchicklexie

I will start of saying I am not a very computer savvy person. I can get by without looking like a total idiot but you won’t see me doing anything complex with technology. That being said, maybe it is the reason I am starting to hate Google. Facebook gets a bad rep for putting your business out there, but usually it’s the people who put their business out for the world to see.

Why is it that if I want to use be able to use Youtube I need to link it with a Google account?  There are somethings I like to do online with a bit more anonymity than usual. I know if anyone tried hard enough they could figure out who I am. But I want them to work for it. Not get my full name from my freaking email address and a Google + page I did not realize I created. I could create a separate Gmail account for this, but that seems like so much work.

I wish Google would as least let me pretend I can be anonymous on the internet. I think the only reason more people are not upset at Google is because no one really uses their products, outside of searching and emailing. I like their search engine and their email gets the job done. I just don’t like being forced into Google+ just because no one wants to use their products.

 

There I said it !

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Birchbox January 2014 Review

Published January 18, 2014 by lonerchicklexie

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I got my January Birchbox either this week and I was only mildly excited about it. Now that I have the items I’m more excited about trying them out.

 

Liz Earle Cleasn & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser- This seems like an interesting skin-cleansing product. I haven’t tried anything like it before. The full size retails for $21.50

 

100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream in Pink grapefruit- These came in three little foil packets. I like trying new lotions but I doubt I will purchase this product. The retail for full size is $15.

 

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle- I won’t be trying this product out. It’s going in the friend bag. Full size retails for $21.95

 

Ruby Wing color changing nail polish in Mini Kitten Heels- I’ve never tried a color changing product before. It is supposed to go from bright fuchsia indoors to rich magenta in the sun. The only problem is that in January there is not a lot of sun in Wisconsin. I’m going to wait for spring at least before I try this polish. Full size retails for $10.

 

Ahmed Tea London, Assorted Teas- This was my lifestyle extra. I got Peach & Passion Fruit, English Tea No.1, and Jasmine Romance (green tea). I hate tea. These will go in the friend bag also, which a friend in mind.

 

Will try all but 2 of the items I will receive. This subscription is only $10 a month so I can’t complain.

 

Referral link to try birchbox https://www.birchbox.com/invite/467wt

 

 

 

Ipsy January 2014 Glam Bag Review

Published January 18, 2014 by lonerchicklexie

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So the other day I got my January glam bag from Ipsy. I always peek because I am impatient, so I already knew it was nothing to get excited about.

 

I received:

Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion in Argan +Rosewater (This product is 100% Natural USDA-Certified Organic)

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil in Pearl

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep conditioning mask

Proactiv Mark Fading Pads (4)

Mica Beauty Cosmetics tinted lip balm in #6 Fiesta

 

The bag it came smells like cheap plastic. It reminds me of swim toys but the smell is worse. I hope the smell fades with time because I would like to keep the bag since it is more practical than the last two bags I received from Ipsy, although I do like them.

 

I do plan to try all the products since I have them. I’m not sure when I will try the hair mask since I have a weave in right now. I do not care for Proactiv as a brand. I don’t think it is anything special and I am sick of their commercials. I will try the fading pads but I doubt I can really judge them with only 4 samples.

 

When I looked at my glam room I was not impressed. I really wanted a sample of Benefits Porefessionals. But I hear that sample was very small. Although this is not my favorite bag I will work with what I got. And it was only 10 bucks!

 

Referral link to Ipsy http://www.ipsy.com/r/1stq