Beauty Blogger VoxBox: #IndividualEyes

This post is the final installation in my reviews of the Influenster’s Beauty Blogger VoxBox. The product was probably one that is most familiar to me, because although my makeup style is very basic (read, busy mom), it still exists. And these colors worked with my palette, my wardrobe, and my likes in eye shadow.

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact (find them on Facebook and Twitter @nycnewyorkcolor)


My eyeshadow set was shades of silver, grey, and black, the perfect fit for me. I like that the back of the package showed me exactly where to apply each color for the perfect look. There’s also a highlighter and base (primer) that make this shadow really stick to the eyes all day and keep popping.


The only thing I didn’t like was for a normal day, the crease black was a bit too dark. I’d save it more for a night out or as my zombie makeup (which I did, and it worked quite well).

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Disclaimer: I was provided with the VoxBox by Influenster ( and asked to review the products in return. All opinions and inability to apply false lashes are 100% my own.

Beauty Blogger VoxBox: #BBWFallCandles

As you know, I received a Beauty Blogger VoxBox and was asked to review some products. This one is definitely another favorite, the Bath & Body Works Mini Candle (find them on Facebook and Twitter @LUVBBW).
My mini candle was “Cider Lane”, a perfect blend of fall scents (love this time of year!) like cinnamon, pumpkin, leaves…it really combined it all. This mini candle was just a teaser of what you can get at the store, and I’ll be sure to pick up a nice 3-wick candle to remind me of the fall scents as colder weather is sure to set in before Thanksgiving.
The only thing I didn’t like about the candle was that it wasn’t easy for me to use it around the kids (but that’s any candle in this house). I like to burn them after the kids have gone to bed, so that doesn’t leave me much time to enjoy. Also, the minis are slightly wider (and taller) than a tealight, so that’s a good thing when it comes to lasting scent; however, I couldn’t slip it into one of the holders I have that I can keep safely out of reach of my ‘lil ones. Minor things, right?!?!
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(PS, if you go over to Bath and Body Works right now, the large 3-wick candles are 2 for $20!)
Disclaimer: I was provided with the VoxBox by Influenster ( and asked to review the products in return. All opinions are 100% my own.

Beauty Blogger VoxBox: #SpinPin

Recently, I was selected to be a reviewer for Influenster’s Beauty Blogger VoxBox campaign. This mama is a simple girl, so some foundation, eyeshadow, and lipgloss is about all I need to get through my day. But, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to get gussied up and treated to good products every once in awhile.

In this VoxBox, I was not disappointed. Here’s what was in my box:

Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit
Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
Bath & Body Works Mini Candle
Not Your Mother’s Hair Cream
NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact

Over the next few days, I’d like to share with you a ‘lil something about each of the items I reviewed. Today, I’ll start with the Spin Pin (admittedly my favorite item from the box).

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin (find them on Facebook and Twitter @goodyhair)
In high school, I always had my hair pulled back in a ratty ponytail. In the (11!) years since, I’ve learned to tame my tresses (somewhat, more on this in a moment) and typically have my hair down and straight. In the evenings, I like to pull it back into a low bun to keep it out of my face when hanging out with the kids. The Spin Pin is a great tool to help with this, no elastic ponytail holders needed! You simply spin the hair pins clockwise into a low (or side) bun, one on the top and one on the bottom. It’s super easy and hold my (fine) hair quite nicely. The first time I tried it, it lasted over 3 hours without an adjustment. Honestly, there wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this product!
Here’s a shot of the Spin Pin in my hair. Keep in mind, my hair is fine and I don’t really every do anything to it. This look lasted me through runs, Bob Harper workouts, and a long afternoon at work. Trust me when I say I love this product.


Disclaimer: I was provided with the VoxBox by Influenster ( and asked to review the products in return. All opinions are 100% my own.