Monday, November 3, 2014

Ipsy Sneak Peek for Nov. '14

Congrats! You will receive one of these cult-fave beauty products
in your November Glam Bag.

Want to know exactly what you'll be getting in your November Glam Bag?
Stay tuned ... Early access is coming soon.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Do you like free Stuff?

Check out Smiley360

It's one of the web services I used to receive free products for testing and reviewing.  If you have ever been interested in getting free stuff you should check them out.  There new website is up and running and its much easier to use now.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Surfs Up VoxBox from Influenster

Surfs Up VoxBox from Influenster

Jamba Juice Smoothie Kits $2.99 -$3.49

    One coupon for a FREE 8oz All Natural Smoothie Kit & one coupon for $1.00 off any Jamba smoothie kit.
I have not redeemed these yet, they have not found there way into my purse, lol.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk hydration after sun $2.99 (2oz)

    I love this stuff! I burn very easy and this is my go to sunburn soothers.  So it's very nice to have one that I can carry in my pool bag just in case I need it for the ride home.

First Aid Shot Therapy $2.99

    I actually had to read the card to figure out what the heck this was.  It states it's a "liquid pain relief (drinkable) shot for headaches, migraines, sore muscles, back pains and hangover headaches" (lol)  It is the size of the 12 hour energy things but for aches and pains instead of energy.  I have not try this yet I think I'll wait until I have one of my migraines to put it to the test.

SunfulColors Professional Nail Polish $1.99

    I love Sunfulcolors they are always coming out with new colors to try.  But this one is just not me!
    Its just not mint enough for me to love.  But its also not green enough to wear, its just very blah and in-between.  Its got a very gray undertone that reminds me of the old appliances that you would find in your grandma's house.

_@sinfulcolors @sinfulcolors_np you can find this product +Walgreens #sinfulcolors #contest

Covergirl Bombshell Curaceous by LashBlast Mascara $9.49 -$11.99

    I was so excited when I found out that this was in my box.  I thought "finally something from Influenster that I can really relate to my blog", maybe even do a whole review on Yay!

    This mascara has a double ended wand side 1 for voluminous curl with a plastic brush and side 2 for intensify with a fiber brush. Since the wands themselves are the middle section of this contraption it does make it rather hard to work with.  Also the packaging itself is very large, it is the fattest mascara tube that I own.  My first try with it just made me frustrated, I was applying makeup to go out somewhere and really did not have time to put on 3 to 4 coats to get the same results of my normal (Benefits they're Real!) mascara. So I gave up quickly and used my favorite to get the job done.

    With all that being said "Yes" I will be giving it another go and I will post a full review on it asap.

This box total was: $23.45

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July Ipsy 2014

          I know I've been gone for a long time.  (due to my son starting kindergarten and me starting a new job all at once.) I found it very hard to keep up with all the new changes happening in my life.  But we are all on summer break right now and I hope to get everything back to normal on here and start posting more.  So I hope you guys are still there and maybe some new people also. :)

July Ipsy 2014
Sensationally Sunkissed

Eyeshadow creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula 1.12-hour long-wearing color 2. Super-charged primer 3. Powerful brightening benefits 4. Smoothes fine lines 5. Protects with SPF Available in 10 neutral shades.
I received the shade Barely Nude.  It has full natural coverage and it lasted all day. Highly recommended, I will defiantly be purchasing this in the full size.
Coupon code for FREE shipping with any bareMinerals purchase. IPSYBAREFS

Sample Weight: 1 ml / 0.03 oz. / Full size $18.00

Clear spot treatment specially formulated with menthol, glycolic and salicylic acids. Apply this potent spot treatment to quickly clear blemishes in record time. 

This is a very nice acne treatment but it has a lot of alcohol in it so it does burn but it also works well. I don’t know yet if I will purchase the full size because I have started a new acne treatment regiment (full blog post to come. Watch for Clearproof review).

Coupon code receive 20% off any purchase at  IPSY20

Sample Weight: 2 mL / Full size $35.00

Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydrates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (color & intensity depends on pH level of lips). Twist-up crayon requires no sharpening need.
I received the shade Unique Pink. I love love love this sample, product and color shade!  I have been stalking the Dior Addict Lip Glow ($32.00) it is formulated with color reviver technology that reacts with the ph chemistry of your lips to create a special shade just for your lips.  I did not know that any other company has is technology in their products, so I was ecstatic to get this product in my bag that does the same thing.  This is hands down my new favorite obsession.  I’m actually having to control myself from running out to my local Target to pick up the full size.  This is a very nice sample size and should last until I find myself in the area of a Target. (lol)

Coupon code receive 25% off any purchase on flawlesspixi

Sample Weight: 1.8 g / Full size $14.00

With spf 30 Pur~lisse's unique peptide complex, Lotus Lupine 5, and Hydra-Shield Complex, offers superior full-spectrum sun protection in a light weight nourishing moisturizer
I have gotten enough spf moisturizer samples to last me years so no need for me to buy any full size samples! Lol

Coupon code 30% off any purchase at IPSYSUMMER30

Sample Weight: 15ml (.5 oz) / Full size $55.00

Each polish contains five different chunky hand-cut glittery flakes that are guaranteed to glisten, sparkle and refract the light. The shade I receive Red Sea, a wave of energetic fuchsia-red. 
Full review with swatches to come.
Not Coupon code!?
Full size Weight: 14 ml / $8.53

Bag total: $48.42

Get your own ;) here:

Monday, June 16, 2014

TLC Vox Box Summer 2014 Influenster

TLC Vox Box
Summer 2014

Neosporin Neo To GO! $4.97 to $7.50
I have had one of these before a long time ago, I never ended up needing it but with a 6 year old off for summer brake I have a feeling I'm going to need this one. 

Breyers Gelato Indulgences $4.49 to $5.99
This product is fairly new and I have never tried it.  It looks amazing and I can wait to get to the store to pick one up to try.  Although I have a feeling I'm not going to get as much as my husband will, ice cream thief! Lol ;)

Ivory Bar Soap $3.99 for a 10 pack
Sometimes you just need the old school originals bar of soap.  
Tip: Do you have a dresser that the drawers get stick and are hard to pull out? Try rubbing a bar of soap along the groves of the dresser. It will make those drawers slide like butter.  I have done this to every dresser in my house. We even have a special bar of soap that is only used for our dressers! ;)

Now this is new, I used to sell Avon about 3 or 4 years ago and it was then that I learned that the quality of Avon is closer to high-end products then they are to there drug store pricing.  And this smoothing wrinkle cream did not let me down.

     I'm only 30-something ;) and I don't have a lot of wrinkles but I tried it out anyways.  After a full face of makeup I applied (with my finger) a small amount under my eyes and it smoothed wrinkles I didn't even realize I had!  Have you ever tried an HD powder? Well this is close to one of those it gives you a nice air brushed look with very little product.  It is worth the $30 price tag and just as a heads up if it's not on sale when you go to buy it, ask your Avon lady if there is a sale coming up (there usually is).  If not I also have a coupon code for 15% off Anew purchase of $50 with code ANEW15 (valid until 8/01/14)

Puffs To Go $.49 per single pack
Well you can't bet that price! When was the last time you bought something useful for under $.50?  Every mom and allergy sufferer should have one of these on hand at all times!

Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card FREE?
I'm not quite sure why we where getting this in a "product testing box" this item is free and as far as I can tell its just like a store loyalty car. You get a discount because you have it and remember to use it (which I never do) and I haven't even remembered to activate it yet. I'm just not very excited about this, it seem like it was a waste of space in an otherwise great VoxBox. Let me know if you know something I don't please! *I will keep you updated*

So my thoughts on this box, the bar of soap, the Neo to go and the Puffs to go are a nice extra to have on hand... not great for a box item but okay.  The ice cream and the makeup smoother make this box! They are awesome and I hope to see more items like this in the future.  But as far as the shell gas card, it probable just going to get lost in the piles of unused loyalty card. You know the ones to the places you never go so you never remember to grab them.  Plus the only ones that I keep on hand are the key ring ones. I keep them on a separate key fob that is kept in the center consoled of my car. It only leaves that spot to go into the store and then back.  Short of the long of it, even if I would use it it would need to be a key ring style.

This box total was $40.35

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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Can't Find My Czrchbook! Euro Centrale collection by OPI

     I'm so sad that none of these pictures came out. But the polish was so cute I am willing to put up a bad picture just until I can get a better picture.  This polish is from the Euro Centrale Mini collection by OPI line, in the color Can't Find My Czrchbook! with a white french tip.  I believe this is two coats plus the french tip and clear coat.  The others from this collection include Suzi's Hungary AGAIN!, You're such a budapest and OY-another polish joke! Original Haul.