J’Adore VoxBox

Disclaimer: I am a member of Influenster and they occasionally send me products to test and review. This post contains a review of products I received thanks to this program. All opinions, however, are 100% my own.

In February, Influenster sent a box full of love to my doorstep. Inside were products that made the winter blues go away and prep me for some fun with my guy.

J'adore Vox Box

The beautiful pink box included:

  • Tea from Red Rose – I am not a tea drinker, but this tea was smooth and tasty. My favorite was the Creme Caramel – so smooth and sweet.
  • Men’s Spray lotion from Vaseline – Greg (obviously) got to test this one out. When I attacked him with it the first time, yup, he said it felt almost watered down on his dry skin, drying quickly. (This is because it is “Non Greasy” by formula.) It smelled guy-ish (“really good”, Greg said) and was a pretty cool treat for him. He advises it’s easy to spray too much or miss your mark – hold it close to your skin!
  • Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes – Since BlogHer, I haven’t been able to apply false lashes. This makes me sad – I need to learn. The pack I was sent has been sitting on my beauty box since I got it. I’ve tried a few times to do it, but eventually give up. If anyone is willing to come teach me, let me know. These lashes are GORGEOUS and would look so soft, natural, and feathery on my eyes.
  • BOOTS Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask – This is part of my weekend routine, now. Greg even gave it a try. We caution that it comes out of the bottle quickly (and when it hits your counter looks like spilled nail polish, I’d know), but it also dries quickly on your face. It works amazing, leaving skin soft.
  • Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray from John Freida – Other than the fact that my hair has been frizzy thanks to the cold, this spray made my hair super straight and it lasted. It’s a solid addition in my beauty bag.
  • HERSHEY KISSES Milk Chocolate Family Bag – This wasn’t a family bag, thanks to Evan. He got a hold of the bowl of chocolate I left on the counter and it was ON. If you don’t have a choco-holic three-year-old, there are plenty of KISSES in this bag to spread #LoveAndKisses. Trust Evan on this one.

This was a fun box for February. Thanks, Influenster, for helping me keep up with the latest and greatest!

 

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 (http://www.influenster.com/) and asked to review the products in return. All opinions and inability to apply false lashes are 100% my own.

Beauty Blogger VoxBox: #HairMoves

As part of my Beauty Blogger VoxBox, I got one of my new stranded island must have items.

 

Not Your Mother’s Hair Cream (find them on Facebook and Twitter @nymbrands)
Ok, usually I HATE any hair products because I have fine hair, but Not Your Mother’s Hair Cream is like a lifesaver for my crazy tresses. Normally, I am running out the door with towel dried hair, so by the time I get to work, it looks like a frizzy, limp pile of nasty on my head.
When I used Not Your Mother’s, everything changed. The first time I tried it, I decided to go “all out” and test it on towel dried hair. Through 8 hours of work on a hot fall day, my hair lasted, no straightener needed! I had to keep looking in the mirror to believe what I saw. Plus, my hair lightly smelled like coconut all day AND was shiny and healthy looking, no other products needed.
Downer? When I was peeling off the safety seal, I wasted probably half a “dose” worth, and I hate wasting things. I’ll just be careful when I pick up my next round!
Here’s the living proof that my hair loves Not Your Mother’s Hair Cream: 
See how straight it is? No flyaways, and this was at the end of a rainy day. I love it so much, there might never be words.
Disclaimer: I was provided with the VoxBox by Influenster (http://www.influenster.com/) and asked to review the products in return. All opinions and straightened hair 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?!?!
logo from www.bathandbodyworks.com
(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 (http://www.influenster.com/) and asked to review the products in return. All opinions are 100% my own.

Beauty Blogger VoxBox: #KissLashes

As part of my Beauty Blogger VoxBox, I was asked to test out Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit. 

 

Before the kit, I had tested out false lashes twice before. Once for a cousin’s bachelorette party (they lasted about 20 minutes) and another time for Pride (I don’t even know if I wore them to the parade as they involved feathers!).

It should be no surprise that I was completely numb as to what to do with the lashes. Kiss gives great instructions on what to do, but I have a feeling I am just not made to wear false lashes.

As far as lashes go, these are definitely “PRO” quality. They are 100% human hair and extremely soft. If you were good at putting them on, you’d have no idea these were falsies. *Ahem*.

Are my eyes too wide for lashes?!?!

If you are into lashes, these are a great kit to pick up. There is a tool to help you put them on. They peel nicely from the packaging. The glue dries perfectly. I simply do not know what I am doing.

So, if you know what you’re doing and would like to show me how to apply these, please do! Or, go pick up your own set and nana nana boo boo in my face, k?

You can find Kiss PRO Lashes on Facebook and Twitter @KissProducts.

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