Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Influenster's Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

It has been far too long since I've done a review post I can not wait to share what I got today!!! Influenster's 2012 Beauty Bloggers Voxbox came in the mail and it's packed with goodies I'm dying to try!!! I know I've posted the following about who Influenster is from their site and the why they send products out free for people to sample and review, but it has been a while so I'm just gonna refresh all our minds on their awesomeness!
What Is Influenster????
An exclusive online community where tastemakers and trendsetters (such as yourself) come to share the latest and greatest news, places, products, and reviews with each other. Basically, Influenster is a place for culture junkies to come together and share their unique opinions of products and experiences. Active members of Influenster get exclusive access to deals, promotions, and swag from brands that thrive off the input (the good, the bad, and the ugly -- they just want to know what's up).
So now we got THAT out of the way, lets look at the awesome swag that came in this Years Influenster Beauty Blogger Voxbox! This is just the unboxing, I am not doing full reveiws in this post until I really get a chance to try out the products, so enjoy!!!
First Up, we have an Eyeshadow Palette from NYC New York Color, Individual Eyes in 938 Union Square Created for Brown Eyes. Can you guess what color eyes I have? :) I have one of these Eye Shadow Palettes in 0156-86 Dark Shadows and that is my current FAVORITE palette to do smokey eyes so I can not wait to try this one out! It comes with 4 Shadow Colors, A highlighter, An all over lid color, and 2 darker color options for your Crease/Contour Colors. The perfect combination of colors to intensify and enhance your eye color. Can't wait to try the darker plum color! On top of the 4 Shadows it also includes a Primer Base and an Illuminator! Retail Price for this product is a steal at $4.99!
Next, We have a Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit and the one I received is #05. They are nice and full lashes 100% Human Hair so they should last longer then the synthetic ones. Kiss claims that the glue that comes in the kit is latex free (suitable for contact lens wearers) and has a 24-hour hold! I can NOT wait to put these to the test! The lash kit also comes with a Lash Applicator that is shaped to help apply the lashes more easily along your natural lash line, which I find intriguing seeings how I normally use tweezers and it takes me forever to get them lined up right where I want them! Or I end up poking my eyes out trying to put pressure on the lash until the glue dries. haha! They have a demo on their lashes at for those that are interested. These Starter Kits Retail for $5.99.
Now this item is the first thing I noticed when opening my Voxbox, the smell that permeated out was so yummy! A Pumpkin Cupcake Mini Candle from from Bath & Body Works!! You gotta get yourself one! :) The candle may be mini at 1.3oz's, but it packs a really strong punch to the nose (of the scented variety)! I don't know yet how well it burns, but after I try it out I will let you know! Try these candles out at Bath & Body Works for only $3.50 a piece! Did I mention how yummy the Pumpkin Cupcake scented one is?? 
I am pretty excited to try these out, to be honest I have never really used any of these gimmicky hair products before. I normally grab a hair elastic and some clips or a headband, but I like the idea they have going here. This is Goody's Simple Styles Spin Pin for Dark Hair. From what I am guessing these are used in place of Elastics to create easy updo styles. We will see just how easy they are to use later! The sample style they have on the back of the box is 3 easy steps. 1. Gather your hair at the nape of your neck (no ponytail holder needed) 2. Twist your hair into a tight bun and tuck in the ends 3. Spin one pin in from the top and the other up from the base, taking care not to interlock pins. Ta da! Should have a simple easy chic look. Sounds easy enough.. I have confidence I can do it... maybe. LOL. The box states it comes with 3 easy to do looks, so if at first you don't succeed try and try again! This product retails for $7.29 in stores.
For the last item, people received one of the two products to try out: Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream or Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream. I was lucky enough to score the Frizz Control Hair Cream! Esp with winter fast approaching I need all the frizz control help I can get! This sample came in a generous 1.5fl oz (the perfect size to keep in my purse for emergencies!). Smooth moves fights out of control hair and reduces styling time with coconut and silk extracts. Application: Wash and Towel Dry hair. Apply a Small amount in palms and work into your hair. Distribute evenly with a comb then blow-dry or air dry to reveal straight, frizz free hair with superior shine. In my case I'm going to try to use this product in really small amounts to try and tame my mane on the go if I run into trouble, hoping it won't be greasy if applied to already dry hair. We shall see! :) This item retails for $6.00 for a full sized 4-oz Bottle! I have Not Your Mother's Hair Spray and I absolutely love it, it is definitely my "go to" hairspray so I have high hopes for this brand and this product!    
In each and every Voxbox is a card giving a brief description of each item that should be included in your Voxbox. There is a product listed that I did not receive so I don't have any pictures to include or any kind of opinion on the product, but I will include the write up they had on the card. "EBOOST: will boost your mood, focus, and immunity with natural ingredients and no crash. As a shot or an easy-to-mix powder in four flavors, you'll feel great whether you choose orange, pink lemonade, acai pomegranate, or super berry. $28 for a box of 20 effervescent powders, $39 for a box of 12 shots."  I don't know whether this item was unavailable when they packed my box, or they just forgot it or what, but I would be interested to see if anyone else got in their box and what they thought of it!        
There were also 2 bonus items based on Influenster Scores and Demographic Information for Select Members, but I was unfortunately not one of the lucky few to try out:
Vitabath Fragrance Mist: "Vitabath presents a new line of lightweight fragrance mists in 16 fabulous scents."
Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin: "Keep your skin looking and feeling beautiful with Boots No. 7 Beautiful Hypo-allergenic System."
I am so lucky to be apart of this amazing program, and I send a big thanks to Influenster  for sending these products out free to try, and an even bigger shout out to the brands that make this whole program possible! As always, receiving these items free in NO way will influence or sway my opinions on the products, I like to keep it real and let you know how I'm really feeling! Hope you enjoyed the unboxing, and if there are any products your interested in hearing more about check back soon for my in depth reviews!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Freebie Of The Day-This time for the Men!!!

Nivea For Men Body Wash Sample!

Hi Beautifuls!! Here is a sample for anyone with a man in their lives in need of a good scrub!
Get a free Men's Platinum Protect 3-in-1 1.7fl Oz Body wash Sample from Nivea!!!

How to get it: To request yours,click on the link below to be brought to the Nivea sample request form. Fill out the short Form then check your mailbox in a couple weeks!!! As always, super easy!
This Free offer is only good while supplies last, so make sure you snag yours ASAP!!

****Disclaimer from Nivea's Website: This offer is available for US residents only. Open to US residents of all 50 US states & DC. There is a limit on samples per household while supplies last. Must be 18 years or older to participate.****

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Freebie Of The Day!!!

Free Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy Sample!
Hi Gorgeous!! I'm going to start this post off by saying I miss you all so very very much! I've been having some marriage/family restructering issues going on and that's kept me from posting on here! I'm going to try and make sure I have time to chat with all you lovelies again on a regular basis!! :)

Ok... enough of the boring stuff... Lets get to the free schwag!

You have to have facebook to sign up for this deal as it is through their facebook page!!!

How to get it:

To request yours,click on the link below to be brought to the Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Facebook Page. Fill out the short Form then check your mailbox in 6-8 weeks!!! As always, super easy!

This Free offer is only good while supplies last, so make sure you snag yours ASAP!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

$100 Amazon Facebook Blast Giveaway! *CLOSED*


Hi Gorgeous!!! If you didn't have a chance to score the last $100 Amazon Gift Card, then here is your chance to try again!! Welcome to the $100 Amazon Facebook Blast where you can win a $100 amazon card provided by all the bloggers that teamed up to make this happen. Take your time to fill out the form "Liking" the Facebook accounts as you go. As long as you have your Facebook name on one of the entry forms, you do not have to put it in all to make it easier for you to enter. Come back do them all, and you get a bonus entry! As always, have fun and good luck!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Orchid Face Products

I just want to start this by giving a HUGE shout out to Lash Girl and H-E-B for doing an amazing giveaway of all this wonderful skin care goodness! I am so grateful to be the winner of the giveaway, thank you thank you!! *High Fives* 

Ok now on to the goodies.... This is the adorable packing, totally loving the bow. It definitely felt like Christmas when my box came in! The packing material is shredded paper, so eco friendly, which I found to be very refreshing! A++++ On the presentation!! 

If you haven't heard of this line of face products before it is exclusively sold at H-E-B. You can select your own personal regimen from a complete line of gentle solutions that address all your specific skin needs! According to H-E-B, Orchid is also formulated to have proactive effects on common conditions of the face such as swelling, dark spots, and enlarged pores. I can not speak to that yet, as I haven't been using the products for any length of time, but I will be sure to post an update in a couple weeks. 

The first item I received is the Orchid Acne Spot Treatment, full sized at 1oz Net Wt. This is going to last a really long time, it's a large tube of acne treatment. I am excited to see if it will work good, but if I don't get a pimple to try this on any time soon I won't complain! :) 

 The next item is an Anti-Aging Eye Roller to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This came Full sized at .34 FL OZ. This item I'm actually going to be giving to a family member, because I'm not too concerned with anti aging products at this time :) 

 I am most excited about this item!!! Its the Firming Lift Face Serum. Visibly firms and lifts to improve skin's overall appearance. I have already tried this item and it works great! My face felt rejuvenated, and I noticed the product absorbs quickly which is nice! I look forward to adding this to my daily beauty routine! :) This item came full sized at 2 FL Oz. It will last for a while! 

Last but not least we have the Orchid Thermal Clay Mask. Came full sized at 4 FL OZ. You get tons of product and if it works half as good as it smells, that will be a good thing! The Mask helps to improve your skin's appearance by exfoliating dry skin cells on the surface, revealing newer, younger looking skin underneath. The water-activated heating formula warms the skin and helps relax pores. Sounds like I'm going to have to plan a spa day in the near future!! :)

Overall, I am very impressed with the Orchid Line. At face value the packaging is pretty, the product smells pleasant, for the cost you get a good sized product. I can not speak for the quality yet, but I will be sure to update you all after I've used it long enough to give a fair review.  I start college on Monday so I will be sure to continue posting as often as I can with my new schedule. I hope you all have an AWESOME weekend!! Till Next time gorgeous!!!!!! xoxo

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Is That Odd's Anniversary Swag Bag

Hi Ladies. I Was very excited to find the latest Swag Bag from Is that Odd in my mailbox. As always, the contents of my bag were anything but a disappointment.

 A good variety of items, from Eye Cream, to Hair Accessories, and cosmetics. As always it even comes with a really cute Is that odd reusable tote bag (Not Pictured). I will show close up's and swatches of the items below :)

 First item, is a really cute Head band from France Luxe. Its a shiny black flexible Band with little rubbery teeth that help it from slipping off your head after you place it. I can't wait to try this out!

Next are sample sizes of the following items: Murad .03 FL oz Essential C- Eye Cream with SPF 15. Chella Hello Beautiful 0.17 FL oz Resurfacing Mask. Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash 6 ml. Bareminerals Naturally Luminous Duo for Combination skin 1ml each Purifying Facial Cleanser and Purely nourishing moisturizer.

Really excited about this one, Full Size Napoleon Perdis Coral Island Lip Gloss. It's a really nice nude gloss, smells amazing (like Passion Fruit), and goes on smoothly. Not too sticky or gloppy and has decent last-ability. This is something I would pay for! :) Thank you ITO.

Here is a swatch so you can see how nude it is! I love it.

Last but not least, I got a Napoleon Perdis Eye Shadow Palette. Nice sized Natural Colors, the pans are about the size of a dime, so it gives you a decent amount of the colors.

 The colors are not named, so I did the swatches in the same spots they would appear on the palette. The pigmentation is awesome! I am very very very impressed with the quality of this palette!!

Same thing again, the swatches are lined up to match the spots on the palette. Gorgeous colors right?
I just want to say congratulations to the wonderful ladies over at on their first anniversary! May they have many more and even more successful anniversarys than their first. I was honored to be a part of it, and greatly appreciate being one of the recipients of the swag bag. So be sure to head on over and sign up if you haven't already (It's Free, and the people are great). Have a wonderful Sunday Ladies! XOXO

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

$100 Amazon Twitter Blast Sweepstakes *CLOSED*

Twitter Blast

Hi Beautifuls!!! Welcome to the $100 Amazon Twitter Blast where you can win a $100 amazon card provided by all the bloggers that teamed up to make this happen. Take your time to fill out the form following the Twitter accounts as you go. As long as you have your Twitter name on one of the entry forms, you do not have to put it in all to make it easier for you to enter. Come back do them all, and you get a bonus entry! Have fun and good luck ladies!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Freebie Of The Day!

Tea Tree Lemon Sage Body Lotion Sample!
Hi Beautifuls!! I finally found another worthy Free Sample! :)
Get a free Tea Tree Lemon Sage Body Lotion Sample from Standz Hair Studio!!!

How to get it: To request yours,click on the link below to be brought to the Strandz Hair Studio sample request form. Fill out the short Form then check your mailbox in a couple weeks!!! As always, super easy!
This Free offer is only good while supplies last, so make sure you snag yours ASAP!!