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Monday, November 7, 2016

Pampers Easy Ups Influenster Review

I recieved two packs of Pampers Easy Ups pull ups from Influenster for free for testing purposes. I like them and my son loves them. He loves the Thomas the train designs. He loves that unlike diapers, he can pull them up and pull them off when it's time to use the potty. While potty training can be difficult, using these are a breeze. The sides can be easily ripped in case of an emergency where my son can't pull them down fast enough. They are absorbent enough in case we don't make it to the potty in time. I feel they are fairly priced and work for their purpose. This sample came in at the perfect time as we were getting ready to start potty training. Thanks, Influenster!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ipsy September 2016 Review

1. The bag
i-p-s-y, what makes this Glam Bag so fly? Here's a clue: Look close—the girls are spelling it out for you.
I'm really not a fan of the bags anymore. I just feel like this bag should be geared towards a pre teen. It's almost like a jean fabric and that's just not me. 

2. tarte cosmetics
tarteist™ lash paint mascara
No lash left behind. Fanned bristles at the top of the brush reach every single lash, even the teeniest. It’s like 2 brushes in one—and we love that kind of versatility at ipsy.
* Go dark. Inky formula instantly adds fullness and length.

* No clumps or stickiness in sight

* Vegan, ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested
This is a pretty great mascara. So much volume. So much definition. It claims it adds a ridiculous amount  of volume. (I think it was something crazy stupid like 2,400x's.) while it adds volume, it doesn't nearly add that much. 

3. Living Proof
Perfect hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
Anyone can get a PhD (Perfect hair Day), thanks to this styling treatment that smooths, volumizes, conditions, strengthens and polishes. #SmartStuff
* Patented OFPMA and PBAE molecules protect and thicken tresses
* No need to hit the gym to build strength. When our marketing team tried it, we all saw less hair left behind in our brushes.
* Keeps style cleaner for longer—so we can rock 3rd, 4th and 5th day hair
I love this product. Takes frizz and fly always. Gives my hair a lot of nourishment. However, never fifth day hair. It's smooth on the first day but by day two it feels like clay. I can only imagine day 5 of no washing. 

4. Seraphine Botanicals
Guava Butter
Butter us up. This nourishing and hydrating formula features pure shea butter and melts onto skin. Plus the natural peachy-pink shade brightens any skin tone.
* Subtle tint gives a beautiful glow
* Sheer genius. Smooth finish that doesn’t look greasy.
* Goes the distance. Lasts up to 8 hours.
I love this formula. So smooth. So bendable. However, this color is not for me. It lasts a really long time and it's versatile but I would use it as a blush or lip balm. Never an eyeshadow as suggested. 

5. ulta3
Nail Colour in Sizzling Red
Eternally in search of that perfect shade of red? Look no further. This Little Red Corvette of nail polishes is built to last and ready to rev.
* Highly pigmented. Only one coat necessary.
* Never ending nail story. Uber long-lasting and chip resistant.
* Bunny friendly. No animal testing, ever.
This is a great shade and amazing nail polish. It's long lasting. It took a week to even start chipping. I did only have to use one coat which is a rarity. Let's just too it off with its bunny friendly you guys. I was also very excited I finally got a nail polish in my bag. 

6. Dr.G
Daily Safe BB in Fair
Lightweight and oh-so-blendable—it smooths, hydrates and covers blemishes while protecting skin from the sun. Check and all the checks.
* Be gentle. Works for skin prone to irritation, redness and rosacea.

* Flower extracts make it extra moisturizing

* Essential oils help repair cells for a healthier complexion
This is an amazing formula. It hides red spots and blackheads really well. It moisturizes while it's on your face. My only problem with it was it wasn't my shade. It was too light and I could definitely tell. 

Overall, this wasn't my favorite bag. I had a lot of negatives to say about most of the products. I'm giving ipsy one more chance before my Play! by Sephora bag comes in.  

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ipsy Sugar Highness August Glam Bag Review


1. The bag. 
Illustrated by ipsy founder Michelle Phan to inspire the beautiful dreamer in all of us.
I don't love it but I also don't hate it. I received the purple one and was excited when it came in but then I realized I'm not 14 anymore and started slowly changing my mind. 
2. NYX Professional Makeup 
BORN TO GLOW LIQUID ILLUMINATOR in Gleam or Sunbeam
Oh, do glow on. Lightweight and lustrous, this illuminator hits the highlights and delivers just the right dose of shimmer and shine.
* Easily blends into skin for a natural look
* Wear it alone for summer. Look radiant with minimal coverage.
ipsters will receive this illuminator in the shade Gleam or Sunbeam.
* Gleam is a golden peachy pearl shade that leaves you looking lit from within.
* Sunbeam is a soft pink shade that leaves the perfect glow.
While I love this product, the shade wasn't right for me. I wanted to love it because it's very bendable and a beautiful shade. It just didn't work for my skin tone. 
3. Organic Surge
 Perfecting Face Polish
An olive branch for your skin. Made of finely ground olive stone, it gently removes dirt, impurities and dead cells to give a peaceful glow.
* Rosemary and lemon oils purify your complexion
* Chamomile and ginkgo biloba soothe and soften
* Almond oil adds extra hydration
This is a great facial scrub. The lemon oil leaves my face feeling very smooth the formula helps clean and strip my face from all the dirt, grime, and dog hair (dog groomer) that gets trapped into my face. It leaves my face feeling smooth and produces a healthy glow. It smells very refreshing as well. 
4. Lord&Berry
 20100 maximatte crayon lipstick in Intimacy
We’re ready to get close with this richly pigmented crayon. The subtle pink goes with absolutely everything. Our favorite shade for summer and fall.
* Incredibly moisturizing and softening

* Matte finish that won’t dry out lips

* Long-lasting, made to make it through multiple runways
I appreciate a good lip crayon. This goes on so smoothly and lasts for a very long time with no smudging. However, the color just washed out my face. That's a huge disappointment. 
5. Rodial
 Smokey Eye Pen in Black
Blend in to stand out. This super pigmented gel liner smokes up your look in seconds. Who started the fire? Oh, it was you.
* Highly pigmented and perfect for blending
* Long-lasting and buildable, so you can go from day to night
* Deep gray-black color brings on the drama
Applies easily and very blendable for a smokey eye. Very pigmented and lasts all day.  
6. Sally's Box
 Secret Garden Ampoule Masks
Feeling parched? Time for a double shot—of hydrating essence. These masks come with an extra serum to use before you mask.
* Olive Oil Mask nourishes skin and helps diminish the look of fine lines
* Camellia Oil Mask gives you a radiant glow
* Microfibers in the mask deliver serum to your skin faster and penetrate deeper
I enjoyed the serum aspect of this mask. I also liked how this sheet mask fit my face better than most. However, there was way too much oil on my mask. It made my face feel especially greasy and continued to feel that way through the next day. Perhaps oil infused face masks are not for me. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mumsie Naturals Review

I received a bottle of Mumsie Naturals Daily Facial Moisturizer free from Influenster this month. 
My first thought when reading about this voxbox was its not for me. I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding so why do I need this? I was so wrong. It's a facial moisturizer with sunscreen. I need it. I didn't know what I was getting just what brand it was. Every woman needs a facial moisturizer unless you're an alien blessed with perfect skin. The sunscreen is a great bonus since my toddler has me wandering around outside for hours at a time as we discover new and exciting things. 
The scent is amazing! It has a hint of citrus and a few other spices I can't pick out. The smell can be overwhelming but slowly becomes un-noticeable to myself. 
I do like the way it makes my face feel after it dries. 
However, the bottle and box say it has natural ingredients. I could be wrong here but I feel like most of the ingredients are not natural. (Read: long words I can't even begin to pronounce.) For that reason, I am giving this product 4/5 stars. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to test a moisturizer. 
I received this product free from Influenster but all opinions are my own. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ipsy Hot Summer Nights July Glam Bag Review

I recently canceled my Birchbox subscription. I was getting the same products in a different brand each month and it was super annoying. So I'm just down to Ipsy but I am hoping I get a spot in the Sephora Play program soon. So here's my Ipsy July glam bag review. 
1. July's bag was designed to capture the low-key, laid-back vibes of summer. 
It's a cute bag. 
It's not my factor but still really not the worst bag they've had. 

2. Delectable by Cake Beauty
Delectable lemon & cream ultra nourishing hand cream
Double your pleasure. Coconut oil and shea butter soften and nourish skin—while soothing aloe vera rejuvenates hands and cuticles.
This stuff smells amazing. It smells good enough to eat. It really moisturizes my hands really well. It also makes my hands very soft. The formula itself is like velvet. 

3. OFRA Cosmetics
Lip Liner in Silk
Made with synthetic beeswax for smooth application. 
Long-lasting (aka made to stay the course of the day). 
Waterproof and drink-proof
Very cute shade and very long lasting; I just don't use lip liner. 

4. Too Faced
Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
We love drinking coconut water. This is the first primer to bring the probiotic’s brightening benefits to beauty. Good hydration starts here.
The scent is amazing. The coconut leaves my face smelling fabulous and leaves it feeling hydrated throughout the day. It goes on very smoothly and lasts all day. 

5. tre'StiQue
Mini Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent
Glow and go. This soft cream-gel formula glides on gently—brightening with what we call “adult shimmer,” perfect for any age or time of day. 
This shade is perfect for my complexion. It's the perfect size for any makeup bag. It goes on so smoothly and blends in perfectly. 

6. Luxie Beauty
Luxie Rose Gold Small Angle Eye Brush 215
When it comes to makeup, we’re all about the details. And this brush makes it simple to apply with precision.  
Dense and compact bristles. 
Hello, versatility! Line, smudge or fill in brows. Built to last. 
It's a great brush for lining your top lid. I just can't pull off a winged liner so this isn't really for me. I do love 80% of their brushes though. 
Overall, this was in my top two Ipsy bags; not the design but the products within. I'm pretty happy this month. 
Until next time. 
  

Ipsy Hot Summer Nights July Glam Bag Review

I recently canceled my Birchbox subscription. I was getting the same products in a different brand each month and it was super annoying. So I'm just down to Ipsy but I am hoping I get a spot in the Sephora Play program soon. So here's my Ipsy July glam bag review. 
1. July's bag was designed to capture the low-key, laid-back vibes of summer. 
It's a cute bag. 
It's not my factor but still really not the worst bag they've had. 

2. Delectable by Cake Beauty
Delectable lemon & cream ultra nourishing hand cream
Double your pleasure. Coconut oil and shea butter soften and nourish skin—while soothing aloe vera rejuvenates hands and cuticles.
This stuff smells amazing. It smells good enough to eat. It really moisturizes my hands really well. It also makes my hands very soft. The formula itself is like velvet. 

3. OFRA Cosmetics
Lip Liner in Silk
Made with synthetic beeswax for smooth application. 
Long-lasting (aka made to stay the course of the day). 
Waterproof and drink-proof
Very cute shade and very long lasting; I just don't use lip liner. 

4. Too Faced
Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
We love drinking coconut water. This is the first primer to bring the probiotic’s brightening benefits to beauty. Good hydration starts here.
The scent is amazing. The coconut leaves my face smelling fabulous and leaves it feeling hydrated throughout the day. It goes on very smoothly and lasts all day. 

5. tre'StiQue
Mini Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent
Glow and go. This soft cream-gel formula glides on gently—brightening with what we call “adult shimmer,” perfect for any age or time of day. 
This shade is perfect for my complexion. It's the perfect size for any makeup bag. It goes on so smoothly and blends in perfectly. 

6. Luxie Beauty
Luxie Rose Gold Small Angle Eye Brush 215
When it comes to makeup, we’re all about the details. And this brush makes it simple to apply with precision.  
Dense and compact bristles. 
Hello, versatility! Line, smudge or fill in brows. Built to last. 
It's a great brush for lining your top lid. I just can't pull off a winged liner so this isn't really for me. I do love 80% of their brushes though. 
Overall, this was in my top two Ipsy bags; not the design but the products within. I'm pretty happy this month. 
Until next time. 
  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Zzzquil Vox Box

I was selected to participate in the Zzzquil Vox box this month. This is not my first time trying Zzzquil and I doubt it will be my last. 
First things first, Zzzquil is not a pain reliever such as Advil pm. It will help you fall asleep quickly (20 minutes or so in) and help you sleep all night. It is recommended to take at a time that will allow you to sleep for 7-8 hours. I this non habit forming. 
Zzzquil does help me fall asleep fast and it does help me sleep all night. However, I usually wake up very grogy. This is due to the very odd dreams I have when I use it. They are very vivid and only happen when I take this pill. I'm not sure if everyone has this effect or just a few people like me. 
I recieved this product free from Influenster and all opinions are my own.