Thursday, September 27, 2012
If you've never heard of Influenster, check out some past Voxboxes I've received here and here. I'm also about to receive their bride to be Voxbox. They've just updated their site and so far it looks really exciting! There are all new badges to unlock and they're doing more Voxboxes than ever. I'm loving the individual scores for each badge so it's adding a challenging new feature. The only concern I have right now is that my bride to be voxbox isn't showing up, although the badge is there. Overall, I'm still learning my way around the site, but I really like it right nowl. Check them out at Influenster.com and let me know what you think. I'm super excited for the all new Influenster and I'm sure you will be too.
Monday, September 24, 2012
I had some time to kill before a recent concert and I wandered into my favorite DSW store to look around and possibly use the $50 bonus card I won in their weekly contest on Facebook (seriously check out the DSW Facebook page for awesome giveaways) and I ended up walking out with three awesome pairs of shoes and the most comfy socks I've ever had for about $5 total. Yup, five dollars! I just had to share the fabulous finds. Feel free to talk about your best DSW trip below!
I've entered to win the new Prevage Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum by Elizabeth Arden from SheSpeaks and you can too! Just go here to enter! It sounds really neat and my lashes could use a boost! So wish me luck and good luck to you too. They're giving away three of them so get entering ASAP!
By creating this blog post, I'm boosting my chances to win even more. If you have a blog, you can do the same!
Friday, September 21, 2012
I know I've already done a skin care routine post before but I had to share a new product I've found! It's pore strips by Boscia! I'm in love with their black mask so one day at Sephora I decided to give them a shot. They're a little pricier than Biore but I decided it might be a worthwhile investment. I immediately tried one when I got home and I was blown away! My pores were clearer and smaller and my skin on my nose was radiant, just like the mask. If you are looking for a wonderful pore strip that will not only clean out your pores but leave your skin looking fresh and beautiful, Boscia is worth it.
I forgot to get an after picture but you can check out my video to see the results:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Yesterday I decided to do something new with my hair so I picked up a box of L'Oréal Healthy Look hair color in shade 5G (golden truffle). It lasts 28 shampoos so I knew if I didn't like the color I wouldn't be stuck with it for long but now I'm sad I'll only have it a short time. The color I ended up with is beautiful! It only takes 10 minutes for rich color. One major benefit is it doesn't smell bad like most hair colors do. I was pleasantly surprised. Also, one box did my long thick hair. I picked up two just to make sure, and instead of taking the other back, I plan to keep it for next time I want gorgeous color! There's not too much to say about it because the results speak for themselves.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Modern Mom recently sent me the Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000 toothbrush to try and it's hands down the best toothbrush out there. My mouth feels so clean and I can't wait to see how impressed my dentist will be. The battery life on it is good although I just keep it on the charger. I love that it signals you every 30 seconds to switch areas of the mouth so you know you're cleaning long enough. It's a bit noisy, but that's not a deterrent to using it at all because it's not too loud and it works so well. I can definitely tell what a difference it's made getting rid of plaque and with less effort than a manual toothbrush. Honestly, I've always been skeptical of power toothbrushes but Oral-B has changed my mind. This brush is a great investment and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a better clean!
I went to a concert last week and wanted to do something fun with my hair. So when I saw Splat Washables for $5.00 at Walmart, I couldn't resist giving them a shot. It's a fun product from Splat with colors like blue, red, purple, and pink that promises to wash out in one shampoo. And it worked! The color payload is fantastic. It's also not a typical temporary color gel because you can comb through it once it's dry. I was concerned that it wouldn't last through the entire concert but it really did! So sweating and time didn't wash them out prematurely. They will however wash out in one shampoo as promised, so there's no risk of being stuck with hair color you don't want.
Check out my Youtube tutorial/review and let me know what you think!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Thanks to BzzAgent I recently received free coupons to try Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and the Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist. I have to say I'm really impressed. I chose the pineapple and mangosteen oil diffuser and it looked beautiful in my living room. For the Fragrance Mist I decided to try fuji apple and cardamom spice for the guest room. I love the oil diffuser because the moment I step into the living room I get a hit of inviting fruit. We put it right next to a high traffic area so every time somebody walks by the fragrance is dispersed. The mist is great for a less used room. It freshens it up but it's not overpowering like some fragrance mists can be. The scent for both products is long lasting so you won't have to spray often and the oil diffuser won't need to be replaced all the time. What I like about the starter kits is that you can swap fragrances if you decide to try a new one and they look beautiful; more like decor than home fragrance products! As a BzzAgent, not only did I get a free coupon for each starter kit, but I got lots of coupons to share with my friends too! Sign up today for a chance to be chosen for their next great campaign!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Thanks to SheSpeaks I recently received a package that included Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy shampoo and conditioner. The Clear website claims the shampoo and conditioner will give you "stronger, more beautiful hair in 7 days" so I decided to put that claim to the test. I'm pleased with the results. Over the last week, my hair has looked shinier, felt softer, and my scalp seems healthier. It has always been a little dry and flaky, but over the last 7 days my scalp has improved noticeably. The scent is great and my hair smells good all day long, not just for the duration of my shower like with a lot of hair care products. I'm loving the results and I'd recommend anybody take the 7 day challenge because I bet it will improve your hair in a week too. Below are the day by day pictures starting with the on the top and ending with day 7 at the bottom. Enjoy!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Thanks to Old Navy and Crowdtap I got to shop at Old Navy with my friends Jessica and Kathy and my mom for some fabulous cardigans, skirts, and scarfs for their Cardi Party. We had a blast and found some amazing stuff. Here are some of the looks we tried on.
And here are the final looks (Jessica went with the heart scarf)
Check out my youtube video for more of my look and make sure you sign up for Crowdtap to score your own fabulous Old Navy freebies!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I found this in the clearance section of my local Target and for the price I had to give it a try. I love it! It's richly pigmented and well worth a $4.25 investment. I'd gladly pay full price for this set and I'd recommend checking your Target for this awesome palette. It's got 32 amazing colors and with it you can create any look you want. I found it stunning for green eyes, but the colors overall would be great for any color. It's got a little tutorial on the back for women who don't do much makeup so you can do a great eye look. I simply swiped some turquoise color on my eyelid for demonstration purposes and I was impressed. There's not much more to say, so I'll show you what I mean.
See my video!