Thursday, January 31, 2013

In the Glow Collection, Sephora Favorites (NARS, Too Faced, Stilla, bare minerals, Lorac, Tarte, Laura Mecier & Benefit)

Sephora Favorites In the Glow

This collection came out as a holiday set in 2012 (no longer available). It came with 9 deluxe sample size blush, bronzer and highlighters. The collections retail value was $111 with a holiday price of $45.  They are deluxe sizes sample and a good variety of high end brands. I was very excited to see its under my tree for Christmas. 
Swatched colors from left to right.  Nars Laguna bronzer, Laura Mercier shimmer blog in golden mosaic, Tarte amazonian clay in Splender, Lorac perfectly lit in spotlight, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, Stilla Convertible color in peony (my favorite from the kit), Tarte cheek stain in flush, bareMinerals pure radiance and Benefit high beam.

NARS Laguna Bronzer is perfect for any skin tone. Its also build able and long lasting. The deluxe sample size came in the typical rubber NARS packaging, with a metal hing and mirror. Size is .08 oz.

Laura Mercier in Golden Mosaic is a blush and highlighter. With four different colors allow you to customize you color. More of the lighter for a highlighter or more of the rose color for a blush. The deluxe sample size came in a beautiful case with push button opening, metal hing and mirror. Size is .14 oz.

Tarte amazon clay 12-hour blush in the color splender. The color swatches as a very light barbie pink with glitter. The glitters are large and noticeable when applied. The deluxe sample came with small metal hing, no mirror with pressed tarte picture in the blush. Size is .11 oz.

Lorac perfectly lit in spotlight a very sheer bronzer or highlight. The deluxe sample came with small metal hing and no mirror. Size is .106 oz. 

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer the darkest of the set. This one like its name actually smells like chocolate (but not noticeable once applied) The deluxe sample came with small metal hing no mirror. Size is .08 oz.
Stila convertible color in the color peony. Is a dual lip and cheek cream. My favorite of the set has get color payoff. The deluxe sample came with a plastic hing and no mirror. Size is .07 oz.

 Tarte Cheek Stain in the color flush. Tarte is the only brand that made it into this collection twice and let me say I'm glade it did. This check stain is a long lasting blush that applies lighter then you would thing, but still a very soft "barbie" pink. The deluxe sample came as a stick tube with click on cap. Size is .17 oz.

bareMinerals pure radiance is classified as a all-over face color. Best as a highlighter the color is a very luminess flesh tone, with a shake top separation. The deluxe sample came with a twist off top no mirror. Size was not given on package.

Benefit High beam luminescent complexion enhancer. This is a liquid highlighter that applies with a brush. I find this one very hard to work with. I always end up with too much and when I try to blend it it cakes up my foundation. This deluxe sample came in a twist top with brush attached. Size is .13 oz.

So make sure you keep your eyes open for these "Sephora Favorite" sets mostly around Christmas time. They are worth their weight in gold in my opinion. Some of the other Sephora favorites that came out this year included a eyeliner collection, and lip (gloss, stain and stick) collection, a bronzer collection and a mascara collection. I love these mini sizes it allows me to have lots of different ones and not feel bad about not being able to use them all (or having spent all that money!).

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Up coming Blogs

Up coming Blogs-

A step by step instruction on my most popular blog. The Birchbox upcycled perfume sample box.

Also swatches and pictures from the Sephora favorites In the glow collection.  

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thanks to Colgate-palmolive & Influenster unboxing

Unboxing Palmolive Influenster Voxbox.

    If you follow my blog you will remember I received a Palmolive fresh infusions Voxbox  back in October of 2012. Palmolive was so nice to select me to receive and extra bonus box  as a thank you for my reviews.

    Let me just say "Thank you Palmolive!" for the awesome products. I use the Softsoap moisturizing body wash everyday and I have try lots of different scents and love them all. The one I just received is a new scent called Citrus Splash & Berry Fusion. It is a beautiful scent for spring with a berry/bubble gum smell, I can't wait to use. Also included in the box was Softsoap's Jasmine Pampered Hands which a actually already have in my master bathroom and it is my absolute favorite. I actually find myself going out of my way just to use this soap.  

    The last item in this box is Colgate Optic White toothpaste with whiter teeth in one week.  (Its like they read my shopping list!) I have been looking to try a super whiting toothpaste. I can't wait to try out all these products, again a huge Thanks to Palmolive and Influenster.

    I received all products complimentary for testing and reviewing purposes from Influenster.

SPOTTED : Citrus Splash & Berry Fusion$3.48 at
SPOTTED : Softsoap's Jasmine Pampered Hands$2.47 at 
SPOTTED : Colgate Optic White toothpaste$3.97 at 
Box Total : $9.92

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Monthly Subscription Services

    I love  my Birchbox and I can't help but wont to find more of these awesome monthly services boxes. So if your anything like me you will love this list of tons of companies that do almost the same thing. Boxes including Beauty, Baby, Dogs, Eco-friendly, Eco-friendly Beauty, Handmade, Men & Etc.

$25/monthly 3 different sizes based on size of dog. Availability: United States

Beauty Army 
$12/monthly Choose 6 beauty samples Availability: United State

$49.99/season Select 8 products + comes with bonus bag Availability:

$10/monthly 4-5 full size and deluxe samples. Availability: United States

Birchbox Man
$20/monthly full size and deluxe samples Availability: United States

$19/monthly + $4.95 shipping premium organic, non-toxic & eco products. Full & trial-size 3 box options every month Availability: United States

Conscious Box 
$12/monthly + $7.95 shipping pure & natural products Availability: United States, Canada

$10-18/monthly Availability: United States

$20/monthly 5-7 curly hair product samples Availability:

$25.80/monthly 10-15 samples per box sample-sized and full-sized products Availability: United States, Canada

$15/monthly five to ten samples of natural, organic, green, eco-friendly, cruelty free, vegan, vegetarian or Fair Trade products Availability: International

$9.99/monthly Sample of sports nutrition 4-6 different sample sized products Availability: United States

$21/monthly 5 travel-sized beauty products Availability: UK, Ireland, France, Germany, South Korea, Australia, Spain, Italy, Brazil, USA (£12.95/month)

Sign up for video reviews Availability:

VoxBox (Free) review and surveys required to maintain membership Availability: United States

(previously MyGlam) $10/monthly Availability: United States

$19.99/monthly at least 2 nail polish every month Availability: United States

The Look Store
$12.95 /monthly 2 full size and 3 deluxe sample size Availability:

Makeup Monthly
Starts at $18/monthly Box options Nail polish, beauty cosmetics and beauty care box. Availability: United States

The Natural Beauty Box 
$29.95/monthly 10-15 deluxe beauty samples Availability:

$35/monthly Hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food, Full-size products Availability:

Sample Society 
from Beauty Bar $15.00/monthly must be subscribed to Allure magazine Availability:

by Newbeauty $29.95/every 3 months Availability: United States

by QVC $29.96/every 3 months Availability: United States

total beauty shops 
Prices vary based on box that you chose. Availability:

Umba Box 
$25/monthly 2-3 handmade products Availability: United States

Green Grab Bag 
by White Apricot $15/monthly Natural beauty products Availability: United States

Thursday, January 24, 2013

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine

NYC Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City 582

    I recieved this in my holiday Voxbox from Influenster. And to be honest I was not expecting much. I've have tried NYC bronzer (that for the price it works very well) and of cause their nail polish that I love! But I've never tried NYC's Lipshines. To my surprise it is a very pretty nude that lasts hours! It has a great chocolate smell as well. I would recommend trying this glosses and will be picking up more. They can be found at Walmart, Target and most pharmacies.
SPOTTED : $2.49 at Chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.
Missing the spark? Get it out there with New York Color's Show Time Glitter Eyeliner Pencils! Play it soft by painting on precise, crystalline lines or vamp it up with bold jewel-encrusted designs. These incredibly daring liners are loaded with sparkling micro-glitter to bring impact to any eye look!
I received all products complimentary for testing and reviewing purposes from Influenster.

Kiss Nail Dress

Introducing Kiss® Nail Dress™, ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! Just peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that lasts up to a week. On in minutes, off in seconds without remover. Nail Dress is available in 21 different styles, many of them featuring 3-dimensional jeweled designs. Check out Peplum, a deep silver with multi-colored gems for a pop of color, or Babydoll, for a golden and glamorous jeweled look. Skip the topcoat, Nail Dress has it built in.

With 28 strips in each package, you can cut up your extras to create designs that can be used on top of polished or artificial nails. Add some pizzazz and use with imPRESS® Press-On Manicure™ by Broadway Nails for the ultimate DIY manicure. Nail Dress doesn’t dry out the way other polish strips can, so you can save them to use on your next mani. A nail design booklet is included in each package, just in case you need a little inspiration.

And don’t forget about your feet! Nail Dress looks awesome on toes, too – just use the square side of the sticker for a perfect fit.

Kiss Nail Dress’ suggested retail is $6.99 and is available in all major drug chains and mass retailers like WalMart, CVS and Walgreens. Visit to learn more!

I received all products complimentary for testing and reviewing purposes from Influenster.

January 2013 Birchbox

This month was "Best Year Ever"
The only good things in this box was getting to try a new eye primer and have a backup Viva La Juicy for my purse. Other then that it sucked, not one full size product!

Amika, Color pHerfection Shampoo- $22
Embryolisse, Lait-creme Concentre- $16
Juicy Couture, Viva La Juicy- $25
theBalm cosmetics, Put a Lid On It- $18
Beauty Extra:
Juice Beauty, Daily Essentails to Go- $29

Box Total: $17.36

To get your own Birchbox go to:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sole Society discount code

I love ride boot for winter. Totally need a new pair and these are perfect!
Sole Society get $25 off their first purchase with the code INFLUENSTER25 until 1/31/13 @solesociety @ influenster @influenster @solesociety discount code $25 off "influenster25"  #voxbox #influenster #solesociety

Friday, January 11, 2013


I signed up for a new review service. We'll see how it goes.