Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Influenster J'Adore VoxBox Review

Have you seen my Influenster J'Adore VoxBox that I got this month? How cool is it that I got this box of goodies for free!!! Now I bet you are wondering...what is influenster? And did I really get this stuff for free? What's the catch? There is no catch! It's totally free to join! Register on the site, take some surveys, give your honest opinions about products that you've used or tried or even your favorite stores. If you receive one of the complimentary VoxBoxes that are sent out...share it on your social media and that's it! Simple enough for you? Go ahead...check them out! You won't be sorry that you did!  I'm so excited to use these products and share my reviews with all of you. So stay tuned for some upcoming posts on how these products worked for me!

Here is what was included in my February J'Adore VoxBox.
Kiss Lashes
Hershey's Kisses
John Frieda Frizz Ease
Red Rose Tea
Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask 

*Note:  I received the above mentioned products complimentary for review by Influenster.*

Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask Review

“Our skin can often become congested with many cleansing masks over drying the face. This mineral-rich oceanic clay mask contains a negative electrical charge which acts like a magnet, helping to draw deep-rooted impurities out of the skin without drying. Its hydrating and oil absorbing properties leave skin soft, smooth and wonderfully cleansed.”


Sea silt (Natural oceanic clay), Aqua (Water), Potassium sorbate, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, Salix nigra (Willow) bark extract

Here is another product I got in my J'Adore Vox Box from Influenster.  It's the Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask When I used this mask I noticed that it was slightly smelly.  It had a very nice tingle to it.  I like that about a mask…I feel like the product is really doing it’s job.  And when the tingle goes away you know it's dry and ready to wash off.  It did leave my skin feeling smooth but I felt like I needed a moisturizer after rinsing off.  The next day skin was slightly oily.  I used the mask again the next week but only as a spot treatment.  For this I feel that the product works very well.  I will continue to use this product along with my other facial washes and scrubs.  Let me know your thoughts and experience with this mask.

*Note:  I received the above mentioned products complimentary for review by Influenster.*

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Tea Review

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas and single serve cups are new, handcrafted black teas blended with specially developed natural flavor extracts. These blends marry high-quality tea standards with premium natural flavors.”

I received some tea samples in my J’Adore Vox Box.  I was very happy to see tea in my box and was even more delighted that the flavor was Crème Caramel. 
“Leaves from the world's finest tea estates are masterfully blended with the luscious and natural flavor of sweet caramel. In one sip, your taste buds will experience the layers of rich flavor and an aroma that will comfort through the very last drop.”  

This statement could not be truer!  The caramel taste is not over powering or too sweet.  It’s just the right amount of deliciousness.  If you are one who likes milk in your tea as well as caramel…then you have to try this one out.  The Crème Caramel can be bought from the Red Rose website for $4.99 for a box of 20 individually wrapped tea bags.  Check them out if you’re a tea lover…they have all kinds of teas from black teas to loose teas and even organic teas.

*Note:  I received the above mentioned products complimentary for review by Influenster.*

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Birthday Behavior

Well...another birthday in the books! Blessed to be healthy, have my family and they are healthy, awesome friends that are healthy too. I'm grateful for everything that I have...and can't wait to see what another year of being 30 brings. That's right...I'm 30 again and will continue to be 30 until I don't look 30 anymore lol. Just a few collages from the month and how I celebrated my birthday. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


The hubby and I took a quick road trip to Atlantic City this past weekend for a friends birthday party/masquerade ball at the Revel.  I had a little bit of a tough time finding a dress that I was comfortable with wearing as I have gained a little bit of weight lately.  But I found this super cute black lace and cream dress in the juniors section in Macys.  I was a little self conscious as the dress was a body con dress...but I put on my spanks and paired it with some plain mary jane type patent leather pumps and thought I looked pretty hot for my date night!  

Because we checked into the hotel a little early and had some time to relax I was able to take a little more time with my makeup.  I went back and forth in my mind as to what look I smoky eye...or a nice neutral eye.  So I mixed the two and I love how this neutral yet smoky look turned out.  I used my Wet N' Wild vanity palette for this look and paired it with a nude lip.  I was kind of feeling myself a bit this night lol.  Below is a list of everything I used.  

On the eyes:
NYX brow pencil in dark brown
Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer to clean up brow area and to conceal under eyes
Wet n' Wild Vanity 6 shadow eyeshadow palette
ELF 6 pan palette (the black in the smoky palette to deepen the outer-v)
Wet n' Wild gel liner in black
Rimmel London day to night mascara
Red Cherry Lashes #43

On the face:
MAC studio fix powder foundation NC43
Ruby Kisses mineral powder in Cognac to contour
Milani blush in Mai-Tai
ELF Healthy glow bronzing powder in Warm Tan

On the lips:
Wet n' Wild lipstick in Bare it All (#902C)
NYX Lipliner in Natural
NK Lipshine gloss in Taupe

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Petal Pusher

I've been challenged to make use of some of the palettes in my stash that rarely get used.  So, today I decided to break out my Wet N' Wild Petal Pusher 8 pan palette.  I will do one more look this week using this same palette.  Probably a nice purple smoky eye...ya'll know I love a good smoky eye :) Below is a list of all the products I used to achieve this look.  Do you have any palettes in your stash that hardly get used?  If so, then join me in this challenge.  Dust them off and create some looks.  

On the eyes:
NYX brow pencil in dark brown
Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer to clean up brow area and to conceal under eyes
Wet n' Wild Petal Pusher 8 pan eyeshadow palette
Wet n' Wild gel liner in black
Rimmel London day to night mascara
Red Cherry Lashes #415

On the face:
MAC studio fix powder foundation NC43
Ruby Kisses mineral powder in Cognac to contour
Milani blush in Mai-Tai

On the lips:
Wet n' Wild lipstick in Just Peachy (#903C)
ELF lip liner in Bitter
Wet n' Wild clear gloss

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are ready for what's in store this year! I'm claiming 2014 to be a great year with endless possibilities. So I'm going to strap up my boots and get ready for the journey! What do you have planned for this year? Any goals you hope to have accomplished by the years end? I wish all of you much success and blessings!