Friday, December 28, 2012

Head & Shoulders from INFLUENSTER!

A few weeks ago I recieved my vox box from Influenster and I was so excited to get it. I've tried head and shoulders in the past but this shampoo and conditioner is pretty amazing! Its damage rescue and its supposed to restore your hair back to health like put all the moisture back to being healthy. It says on the card that I got that you will see your hair 10x's stronger within 4 washes. But I have used it twice so far I and I see a change in my hair, its alot softer than normal, and much more mangable. I'am very pleased about this shampoo/conditioner and I will have to buy it again once I run out of it. I absolutely love it! i love the smell of it too and it has really changed my hair --- its less manageable and silky and soooo smooth. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

INFLUENSTER NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Palette

I was so excited that my Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox included an eye palette from NYC New York Color to test out! Now, the palette retails for $4.99 and that made me a little wary because I haven't had the best experiences with inexpensive eye shadows in the past. But I did have a great time testing out NYC's lip gloss when Influenster sent me the Latina VoxBox a couple of months back, so I was hopeful that NYC would continue to be a pleasant surprise.

The palette comes with four pressed eyeshadows, a cream primer, and a cream highlighter. There is one double sided sponge-tip applicator included as well.
All in all, for $4.99, this palette would be tough to beat. Definitely a worthwhile purchase, and like NYC's lipglosses, I will be heading to my drugstore to check out the other color varieties they have available.

Final Assessment:

Is the product worth purchasing? YES

More information on the product is available on NYC New York Color's website.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


 Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012 Contents:
NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact – Dark Shadows ($4.99)
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit ($5.99)
Bath & Body Works Mini Candle (White Barn) – Nutmeg And Spice ($3.50)
EBOOST Daily Health Booster – Orange flavor
Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin – Dark Hair ($7.29)
Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream ($6 full sized)
Boots No. 7 Beautiful kin Cleansing Lotion
Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream

I am really excited about this box, I even posted it on my Pininterst! . I love that the products selected for this box are affordable, easy to find and good quality brands. All of the beauty items are perfectly able to travel nicely too, they’re under your size limit!  Woot, Beauty Bloggers Voxbox testing time! I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these items and what your thoughts are. Also, are you an Influenster?

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned in this post complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

No. 7 Boots ! Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox


The cleanser and night cream are pretty inexpensive and can be found at your local Target or online. The cleanser is rich and creamy and didn’t irritate my dry and sensitive skin. The night cream also didn’t irritate my skin and really soaked into my skin which I need since my face is always so parched! I didn’t notice any breakouts after using either product and the smell was subtle, yet pleasant.


The only con I can think of is that I wish I had received bigger sample sizes!! I am going through it so quickly that I will have to go out and stock up. At these prices ($9 for the cleanser, $14 for the night cream, respectively), I can afford to.

Disclaimer: This product was provided to me through Influenster’s Beauty Blogger VoxBox program complimentary for my fair and honest review. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.

Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox - BBW CIDER LANE CANDLE!

Bath & Body Works - Cider Lane Candle!

 I received this lovely Bath Body Works mini candle in the fragrance Cider Lane in my Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox. I'm a big fan of anything Bath and Body Works to begin with so I was super excited to recieve this lovely product! Their candles are actually better than Yankee and i love how every season they come out with different candle scents! I was really happy to get the mini candle and the fragrance is oh so yummy! I could smell it first thing when I opened my box. I love fall fragrances in candles and this is a wonderful fragrance. 

Also included in the box was a coupon for Bath and Body Works 3-wick candles for $10! :) You could purchase 5 with the coupon! I picked them up in different scents and I actually gave them to my friends and family to try :) Oh I love the fragrances in our home!

Bath and Body Works candle was complimentary to test through Influesnter's Beauty Bloggers VoxBox! Thank you!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012



I am really excited for my new Bzz Campaign with Glade Expressions.  I've never tried it before but have seen commercials and  can't wait to try it. I know its super long lasting smell & i absolutely love good smelling homes. They say it's like Inviting artfully designed, true-to-life fragrances into your home.

Well,I am ready to douse myself with beautiful smells in my home !!
You should check into being a Bzzzz Agent.  You would love it!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Smooth 'N Shine® Keratin Power Semi-Permanent Hair Tamer

Before using this product, my hair was completely curly from multiple washes. I had to comb out my hair which resulted in some hair loss/breakage unfortunately. After I combed out my hair as much as I could without causing MAJOR damage to my hair and showered and shampooed my hair. The kit booklet says that any shampoo would be fine, but for better results to use a clarifying shampoo, so I did. I used my Suave Clarifying Shampoo to get out all the dirt and product build up out of my hair.

After shampooing my hair, I towel dried my hair to get any excess water from out of my hair. I lightly combed through my hair, as instructed, and then put it into four sections. I applied Step 1: Protein Smoothing Treatment to my head and let it sit for exactly 25 minutes and then washed it out. Now, I will say that the treatment SMELLS badly! I couldn't bare the smell of it at all...granted it is a protein treatment, but good gosh! When they say use a well ventilated place they are NOT kidding. Have your windows open, room door open, fan blowing, air fresheners -- the whole nine! Step 1 did harden my hair as expected to do since it is a protein treatment.

The next part after washing out the treatment and gently towel drying my hair was to apply Step 2: Neutralizing Milk to my hair. I absolutely love the milk, it is really creamy and brings life back to your hair. I smoothed that throughout my hair and let it sit for 10 minutes as instructed to do. I washed it thoroughly out of my hair and toweled dried my hair completely. As my hair was still damp I applied the following products to my hair:

  • Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream
  • Dove Nutritive Therapy Leave-in Smoothing Cream
  • Tresemme Anti-Sponge Combing Creme
  • Garnier Fructis Daily Care Silky Secret Leave-in mixed with Motions Nourish Leave-in Conditioner
These products were to ensure that moisture was locked into my hair. Afterwards, I used my Conair Blow Dryer on high to blow out my hair. After I finished blowing my hair out, I applied the following into my hair before doing a loose mid-high bun:
  • Bonner Brothers Oil Moisturizer Hair Lotion with Castor Oil & Aloe
  • Garnier Fructis Anti-Frizz Serum
Afterwards, I throw on my bonnet and called it a night.

When I woke up today, my hair was still frizz-less, tamed, bouncy and gorgeous. Today, I flat ironed my hair using my Infinity Pro by Conair. I sprayed my Nexxus Salon Hair Care Heat Protexx to protect my hair from the heat of the flat iron and moisturized my scalp with my Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil Hair Treatment with Mink Oil. After flat ironing my entire head, I applied a small amount of the Castor Oil to my hair and sprayed my Chi Shine Infusion as well.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gillette Venus with Olay Razor

Gillette Venus Razor with Olay Moisture Bar

Now that Spring is almost here it is time to start getting ready for dresses, skits, and sleeveless shirts. This means shaving ladies. Now some of you might be die hard waxing fans but for those of us with either sensitive skin or just don’t have waxing in the budget, shaving is our best bet.

 I was super excited to try the new Venus + Olay razor when i got this in VoxBox. Not only does this new razor feature all the perks of the Venus like 5 blades, a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment, but this razor features Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! This means no additional shaving gel/cream is needed, just wet the razor and  this is also perfect for traveling.
I’ve given this razor a full on test run and we are loving it. My legs are super silky and smooth plus I get the close shave I’ve come to love from Venus razors.

Product Details
  • Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment

Where to Buy
A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge sells for approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 - $19.49.
Venus & Olay will be available starting March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.
For more information, visit the Gillette website.

This product was provided via the Influenster’s VoxBox program. The opinons featured in this article are those of the author and have not been reviewed or approved by Gillette in advance.

Kiss Nails - Nail Dresser

Kiss Nails KDS10

I  received a fabolous kiss nails product called Kiss Nail Dress fashion strips in my VoxBox from Influenster. I was a bit skeptical but I gotta say – I love it! i loved the cheetah color and ahh it so easy to put on and take off! perfect for a girl who got no time nailpolish to dry.
I no longer get the opportunity to sit for an hour or two in a nail salon every couple of weeks. But, Kiss just gave back to me the look of professionally styled nails! yayy
The style I received was perfect! im so into all the animal print now days! ima a true fanatic =]  What do you think of nail dress?

Aren't they awesome!!
Creating this look was as simple as simple can be. Start with clean nails (I swiped mine with rubbing alcohol), peel, stick, file. That’s it! I was done with both hands in just a matter of minutes!
Would you like to receive products like this to test and give your opinion on? Join Influenster today!

Disclaimer: I received one or more complimentary products for testing and review purposes. Opinions are my own.

Introducing Kiss Nail Dress, ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! Just peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that lasts up to 10 days. On in minutes, off in seconds without remover. Nail Dress is available in 18 different styles, many of them featuring 3-dimensional jeweled designs. Check out Peplum, a deep black 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. Nail Dress doesn’t dry out the way other polish strips can, so you can save them to use on your next DIY 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.

Where to Buy
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!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pantene Volume & Body Shampoo and Conditioner

Pantene Volume & Body Shampoo and Conditioner

Before I get started with this review, I should probably hold my hands up and confess that I’m a bit of a Pantene fan. They’re one of my go-to brands when it comes to hair care, so when I was sent some of their Volume & Body shampoo and conditioner to try recently, I must admit I went into the review expecting to like it.
I wasn’t disappointed, either. Make no mistake: there’s nothing particularly fancy or exciting about these products, in terms of packaging, scent or branding. Pantene is one of those no-nonsense brands that’s successful mostly because the products work. I’ve been using the shampoo and conditioner from this range for about a week and half now, and, as with all of the Pantene products I’ve used, they leave my hair feeling super-soft, silky and thick – and I notice the difference when I stop using them and switch to something different.
In terms of the “volume and body” claim, my hair is a fairly good test, as it’s long and fine. Do I notice a difference after using this? I’m going to have to say “not really”. I don’t see a huge difference in volume, but my hair is a stubborn beast in that department, and not much DOES make it look more, er, voluminous. I do however, notice an improvement in the overall condition and general health of my hair, and that’s good enough for me.

Sigma F80 Kabuki Brush

Sigma F80 Kabuki Brush

HG brush!
Such an amazing product. It buffs liquid foundations right into the skin and with SOME foundations, makes it undetectable that you're actually wearing foundation! however with slightly thicker foundations, it just looks like its been applied extremely well. (which is still a good result)
I have never tried to apply powder foundation or bronzer with this product, i just have a feeling that it may not apply or pick up enough product, i use the sigma "buffer" brush for all powder products.
The price of this brush is so good! it cost me $16, which is still so cheap.
The actual quality of this brush is so good. I was expecting it to be average considering the price, but the bristles are so soft and glide over the skin so nicely, without irritation.
The brush IS hard to wash, not in the way that it doesn't wash properly, but more so because its so dense, and you really need to be getting right in there with the soap/whatever you choose to use to clean it, and rinsing for a good 5 minutes. Also, i would recommend having 2 of these brushes, mainly because it takes about 2 - 3 days to dry after being washed. (because of its density)
Also the packaging of this product was so cute! it came in a little pink "mesh" bag with some pamphlets, and that just put the icing on the cake for me :)
my overall rating of this brush is a 5/5.
I really do recommend trying this brush, and even if you dont like it, its not like its really expensive, so you have nothing to loose!

Mark Gem LipGlosses

Mark Gem LipGlosses

This is my absolute FAVOURITE fruity lip gloss. I wear it all the time, have tubes of this flavour in all my bags, purses, jackets, vehicles, desk -uou get the idea - I like it :D
First - it's a lovely pink that is sheer, yet gives just a touch of colour that looks fresh, youthful and gorgeous. It looks great with my eyes all done up, smokey or otherwise, and it's got just enough shimmer and sparkle to be sexy and exciting - not childish. If you want that full sexy wet lip look, this will achieve it.
Second: NOT STICKY!! This is a huge no-no for me, and too many glosses out there are just like glue on my lips. If it sticks, it gets tossed.
Third: I never get chapped lips in the winter when I layer this stuff on. Every year I would go through the same winter battle with my lips, until I started using Juice Gems.
Fourth: Scent - Ahhhhh yummy...fruity, and reminds me of a tropical island...there is no flavour to it, just a lovely fragrance.
Not all of the Juice Gems have shimmer/sparkle to them if you're not a fan of glitter.
The following flavours contain glitter:
Juicy Honeydew (this is another nice sheer, light light pink)
Juicy Papaya
Juicy Passionfruit
Juicy Fig
Juicy Cherry Pop
These do not have glitter:
Juicy Cassis (excellent for nude lip almost nil colour)
Juicy Pomegranate
Juicy Snow Peach
Final Verdict - SUPERB AMAZING sparkly moisturizing gloss that smells awesome, for very little $.
Recommend: Every day I tell ppl about this secret "Gem" :D

TRESemme - Instant Heat Tamer Spray

TRESemme - Instant Heat Tamer Spray

I was extremely lazy when it came to caring for or styling my hair or any sort of beauty regiment. But after I became consistent with taking better care of myself, I noticed some amazing results! I also decided that in order to keep my results, I should invest in a heat protectant. I heard a great review of the TRESemme one, so I decided to get it.
Here's a chronological list of my reactions to this product.
1) It's everywhere, so easy to find.
2) Cool looking bottle, professional / expensive looking.
3) Wow, it's only 5 bucks?
4) Oh Dear God! This stuff smells absolutely amazing!
5) Ooooh I like the spray, a fine consistent mist.
6) My hair use to feel hot when I blow dried my hair, but it's cool to the touch now!
7) I remember why I never blow dry my hair now, the frizzies, I want to see if my hair gets fro-ie.
8) Not perfectly sleek, but it leaves my hair looking like I air dried it.
9) My hair is so soft and smells so good right now, I want to eat it!
10) Sweet Mother of Mercy, my hair is so soft, and light, and smells so nice!
I didn't expect "Huzzah" and "Hallelujah" results, but WOW! It's pretty amazing stuff!

Review: NYC Concealer Wheel

Review: NYC Concealer Wheel

i spotted this wheel in cvs the last week and i  picked up this product but didn't use it until recently. It's the NYC Concealer Wheel. I tried looking for it on their website and it's not there, so I am not sure if this product has since been discontinued? I can still find it readily in drugstores in Canada. It sells for $7.99, I got it on clearance for like $3. NYC is a really cheap brand, but some of their products are pretty awesome! i have a lot nail polish, translucent powder, pressed powder, lip glosses etc

i have been obssesed with the concealers recently, I am pretty much willing to try anything. This concealer wheel is cool cause it's a wheel with many colors, each color serves a different purpose. On the back of the packaging it actually tells you what each colour is for so that you use it correctly and this is great for beginners. I have been using the peach colour for under my eyes and the green for concealing redness around my nose. It isn't very creamy, you gotta warm it up with your finger, and it does crease a bit for me. its not the greatest coverage for me since i have really dark circles but maybe for people who dont have pigmented dark circles, it would be great for them! If the texture was better, and it blended better, it would be an awesome product. It really is a neat product to start out with, and great for the price. It def worth a try!