Monday, November 10, 2014

Influenster VoxBox Clear Proof Acne System by MaryKay

The Clear Proof Acne System by MaryKay consists of Four products that all combine to

One Goal. Clear skin!

It is an easy-to-use regimen that helps skin become clearer and blemish free.

Its Claims:
  •  To clear up blemishes without irritation and helps maintain a clear complexion.
  • Unclogs pores, removes excess oil and leaves skin feeling healthier.
  • Fades the look of lingering acne spots.
  • Attacks multiple factors that can contribute to acne breakouts.
  • It is effective on teens to 50 year-olds, males and females, and different ethnicities.
  • Clinically proven to provide clearer skin in just seven days!
Based on an independent three-week study 3 out of 4 people would switch to Clear Proof Acne System. It uses two well known acne-fighters, Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide, to attack acne in multiple ways. It uses these fighters to clear skin and keep acne from coming back in the future.

Lets meet the products within the system & their claims:
Clear Proof Clarifying Cleansing Gel ($16. sold separately):
  • Contains 2% Salicylic Acid
  • Gently removes dirt, oil, and skin-dulling impurities
  • Deep cleans to penetrate and clear pores
  • Helps reduce/control shine
  • Does not strip moisture
  • Leaves skin smooth and fresh
Clear Proof Blemish Control Toner ($15. sold separately)
  • Contains 2% Salicylic Acid
  • Tones without over drying
  • Cleanses skin completely and help control shine
  • Helps exfoliate dead surface skin cells and helps keep pores clean
  • Helps remove excess oil
  • Leaves skin soft and supple
Clear Proof Acne Treatment Gel ($10. sold separately)
  • Contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Clears blemishes without irritating skin
  • Helps visibly reduce redness and size of blemishes
  • Helps visibly reduce number of blackheads
  • Helps clear up blemishes fast while helping prevent new ones
  • Helps fade the look of lingering acne spots
Clear Proof Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin ($18. sold separately)
  • Replenishes moisture to provide balanced hydration
  • Lightweight and quick to absorb with no oily/greasy feel 
  • Does not clog pores
  • Helps control excess oil, leaving a matte finish
  • Feels soothing to irritated skin
  • Leaves skin feeling healthier, nourished and smooth
A 7-day trail set for only $20.  or the complete set is sold for $45.
The Verdict:
During my time of using the Clear Proof Acne System I have seen a major difference in my skin. I'm very pone to acne and never seem to be able to control certain areas of acne on my face. My skin always feels dull and over dry when using acne clearing products. With this system I have not felt any over drying nor dull looking skin. I use this system every morning and every night without fail. It does exactly what it claims to do. It is an easy-to-use system that shows results fast. The first few times of using the toner I did feel a little burning, but that diminished not long after using for a few days. It never irritated my skin though. My skin feels hydrated and fresh after every use. I no longer have to worry about those irritating blemishes and having to cover them with concealer everyday. I highly recommend using the Clear Proof Acne System! Visit your local MaryKay dealer or order online.
Are you ready for the Clear Proof challenge for clearer skin?
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***This system was sent to me free for testing and review by Influenster VoxBox, I was not paid in any way for this review. This is my honest opinion and will answer any questions that you may have about this product.***


Monday, June 23, 2014

*LUMENE CC Cream Review*

Time Freeze Anti-Age CC Cream

I was taking a stroll through my local CVS cosmetics aisle and came across this little gem of a CC cream for 75% off; the Lumene Anti-Age CC Cream. It normally retails for $14.99 a tube, so I couldn't resist not giving it a try for the price. I normally don't go for the BB or CC creams simply because I like a fuller coverage, but this actually surprised me.
CC cream stands for color correcting. This particular CC cream claims to have a 6-in-1 formula. It has a SPF 20 and comes in two shades, light (for fairer skin) and medium (for fair to tanner skin). I choose the medium shade. Its 6-in-1 claims are:
  • Protects against signs of aging
  • Nourishes
  • Hydrates
  • Covers imperfections
  • Evens skin tone
  • Illuminates

It has no parabens, formaldehyde donors, or mineral oil. It is infused with Wild Arctic Lingonberry. This Arctic Lingonberry is an important source of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that are good for your skin. It provides for an improved anti-aging by protecting the elastin fibers from breaking down and boosts skin regeneration. Lumene is the first company in the world, joined with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, to use stem cell technology derived from Wild Artic berries into their skincare. The packaging is a squeeze tube of 30mL / 1.0 fl. oz. with a small point applicator tip for precise control.
The texture of the formula is a rather watery thin consistency, but creamy cream. It is hydrating without any greasiness or shine. It has a semi-matte finish with a lite dewy glow on the skin, fairly natural. It can be used by itself or under foundation for a flawless even coverage. Leaves skin feeling fresh, light, and can breathe. It was designed to neutralize red areas and even out the skin tone. It's light, easy, quick, comfortable, and basically effortless.

I found that when I applied it at first it was a bit sheer, but it can be built-up to a fuller coverage. I used my fingers to dot it on my face and buffed it in with a brush. It was very light on the skin, brightened up any dullness, and had a nice even coverage. It isn't going to cover any major skin problems or issues, so if you have any acne or scars, you will need a concealer.

Finial Verdict
I find this product is wonderful! It gives a good even coverage, combats any redness, evens skin tone, and spreads nicely over the skin for a natural finish. I love that it's not heavy and you can use it under your foundation without it getting cakey. The Anti-Age benefits are a major bonus point. So, if your looking for a new CC cream to try or need something more like this for your collection, I highly recommend giving this one a go!  
If you would like to learn more about Lumene and their products visit their website here.
Thanks for reading!



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

*Makeup Geek Cosmetics Review*

Makeup Geek

I've been slacking on this blog for a bit now, but I'm ready to bring you some new fresh goodies. I've been hearing so much buzz about Makeup Geek that I could resist trying some out for myself. Makeup Geek is a cosmetics line, brushes, and all things beauty. The best thing about Makeup Geek is that everything is professional quality. Move over MAC there is a new girl in town!
Makeup Geek was established by Marlena and is thrilling every single makeup enthusiast around the world. Her cosmetics are highly-pigmented and professional quality with an affordable price. All of the products are cruelty-free, talc-free, and paraben-free and ships worldwide. How can you beat that?

I purchased eight eyeshadow pans, a pigment, and small Z-Palette to gives things a try. Let me tell you, I am in love with this makeup! All of the buzz about these products are true. They are amazing! On Makeup Geek's website you get more than just a store to shop; you get tutorials, idea galleries, reviews, and education on all things beauty. If the website is not enough for you, you can check out Marlena's YouTube channel. She gives you amazing how-to looks and tons of information not only exclusive to Makeup Geek.
Let's get into the goodies!
I purchased eight eyeshadow pans:
Peach Smoothie - A light peach beige with a soft matte finish.
Crème Brulee - A medium sand with matte finish.
Cocoa Bear - Matte golden brown with a red-brown tint.
Taupe Notch - A beautiful taupe.
Moondust - Metallic silver taupe.
Sensuous - Shimmery purple with flecks of silver.
Razzelberry - A raspberry pink with gold glitter.
Appletini - A shimmery granny smith apple green with flecks of gold.
The eyeshadow pans are $5.99 with a weight of 1.8G/0.064oz.

My pigment that I picked up was in Nightlife. Nightlife is a shimmery light rose brown taupe.
The pigments are $6.99 with a weight of 1.4G/0.05oz.


Makeup Geek also has a variety of brushes that start at $7.99 and a wide variety of all beauty items! The next purchase I will be making is for the brushes and I'm not going to lie more and more makeup. What can I say, I'm hooked all ready!
You can't beat the amazing pigmentation and quality with such an affordable price. I love my MAC, but when I can get shadows/pigments with the same or even better quality for half the price. I'm going to do it. I'm proud to say that I'm a Makeup Geek! When you try it for yourselves, you will be too!
Stop into Makeup Geek's website and take a look around, shop the store, learn how-to looks, educate yourself on makeup, and enjoy the wonderful tutorials.
I'm positive you won't be disappointed!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

~Influenster Gillette Venus VoxBox~

Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace
"Life Happens In A Instant - Be Smooth In A Snap"

     It's that time of the year again where us women have to bring out the razors to tackle our legs every little bit for that smooth shave for those perfect summer legs. The season for shorts, skirts, and beautiful hairless legs! It's time to shave regularly again.
     The Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace is a stylish compactable razor with the famous Embrace blades on a mini travel-size handle. This little baby can fit perfectly in your purse, gym bag, or any bag that you may carry. It's so convenient! Maybe you notice that you have missed a few hairs or you need a quick shave on-the-go. That's were the Gillette Venus with Embrace comes in! In a snap, it's right there in your purse for that perfect shave. All you have to do is pull it out of your purse and run it under some water and your ready to go. That's it!
     The Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace has the famous Embrace five-blades for the smoothest shave without having to have to go over the same spot multiple times. It has a moisture strip along the top, which allows for a shave without the shaving cream. It has a rounded handle that has a pink rubber gripping that is so easy to hold on to, and it comes in a cute little plastic blue carrying case that has little holes in the bottom that allows water to not stay trapped within it.
Final Verdict:
  • Cute design
  • Compact and portable
  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Embrace 5 blades
  • Did I mention that you don't even need shaving cream? Yay!
So, Are you ready to be smooth in a snap???
***This product was received from Influenster complimentary for testing purposes.***

Thursday, April 17, 2014

*Influenster UniVoxBox*

Influenster's UniVoxBox Revealing
 I started Influenster in December and I've already had the pleasure of running from the post office with glee. I couldn't wait to tear into my UniVoxBox!!! I've been a little distracted from my blog considering that college has taken over my life this semester. It has been a tough one! Since I'm back to the grind of things, I figured that you would like to feast your eyes upon my amazing little gem of a box as well.
Yes, I said gem! I loved this box. They couldn't have picked better products for me.
My box included:
  • NYC New York Color Expert Last Lipstick in Forever Fuchsia: $1.99
  • Rimmel London's Stay Matte Mousse Foundation in 103 True Ivory: $4.99
  • Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure in Straight Up: $7.99
  • Pilot Acroball PureWhite Pen: $4.59 a 3-pack (I received a single pen)
  • Red Rose Real Tea Water Enhancer in Blackcurrent Raspberry: $4.49
  • Playtex Sport Fresh Balance: $4.99 16-count box
So, now you see it! That's what made me so happy. This was a great box for me. I loved every single item. I have already purchased some of the items after using them.
Let's get started reviewing!

NYC New York Expert Last Lipstick - I already use some of the NYC products and yes they are a great value for the product your receive. I feel like Influenster knows me personally because this couldn't have been a better color for me. I love almost all pinks and pinkish color shades. Forever Fuchsia is a beautiful color and the pigmentation is wonderful for the price of this little guy. It glides on and doesn't feel sticky or icky on my lips. It does seem a little drying, but that's nothing a little lip butter or chap-stick can't handle before applying. #ExpertLast  @NYCNewYorkColor

Rimmel London's Stay Matte Mousse Foundation- To me, it's another gem from the drugstore if you are wanting a matte look. I loved this and honestly I didn't think that I would considering I normally don't opt for a matte finish a lot. The shade matched me well and it didn't feel overly drying on my skin. If you love the matte look, I highly recommend giving this foundation a try. Heck even if you don't, give it a whirl; It might just surprise you! It did me. #StayMatteSwitch  @RimmelLondonUSA

Broadway Nails imPRESS Manicure Press-On Nails- This is a diamond in the rough for me. I normally don't like press-on nails at all, but these topped the box off. They are just as easy as the instructions say, look amazing, and really last! I never thought that after seeing this product I would run to the local drugstore and purchase two more sets for backup. I loved the pattern much to my surprise. I'm not normally a very floral print person. I liked these though. I liked the fact that they offer different lengths and actually last for a week actually longer. The two sets I purchased after using these are the short length in Ecstatic Cling, a Hot Pink, and medium length in Camera Shy, a White French-Tip with designs on them. #impressManicure  @BwayNails

Pilot Acroball PureWhite Pen- This is a fantastic pen! I'm defiantly  a pen person. I could look in the pen aisle for hours. I just have one compliant, why did I have to get the yellow one? I don't like yellow, but the pen is worth using regardless of the color. They offer them in beautiful Spring colors. I have nothing against the color yellow other than it being the only color that I really just can't stand. Come On! Everyone had those colors that they just don't get along with. Don't judge me! Pink and Purple Acroball pen that's lonely in the pen aisle, I'm coming to buy you as soon as possible. Pilot you did it with this one! This college student is headed to class with some more of these babies. #PenitFWD  @PilotPenUSA

Red Rose Real Tea Water Enhancer in Blackcurrent Raspberry- I actually thought this water enhancer was good. I believe that I would have liked it better if it was a sweet tea flavor, but it was good. That's the best review I can give you for this product. Everyone has their own taste, so give it a try for yourself. I honestly think you will enjoy. #RealTea  @ShareRedRoseTea

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance- What more can I say than us women don't enjoy mother nature, but she brings our monthly gift regardless. We don't like this fact, but since she does I'm glad that we have companies like Playtex that graces the store with products that are reliable. These hold to their word. The odor-shied holds back any odors that was to come up and the 360 design doesn't allow any leaking. This would be a great product for any Sports player, dancer, or your typical wearer. Play On! #PlayOn  @playtex_sport
The Verdict:

Yes, Influenster you have won my heart with this box. I hope to receive more in the future!
***  "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."  ***

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Model In A Bottle Review

Model in a Bottle
"There is no place more important than where you are going right now."
-The inspiration for Model in a Bottle
Everyone that is a makeup addict like me has more than likely heard about Model in a Bottle. It is used and recommended by popular makeup artists and beauty bloggers worldwide. It is raved about on YouTube with outstanding reviews. After hearing about it, I had to review it. I contacted the company and they gave me the opportunity to review their Sensitive Skin Setting Spray, Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer, and Eyelash Curler.
Model in a Bottle was created so that any woman could have the reassurance of looking and feeling her best all day long. No matter what brand of makeup you use, it will keep your makeup looking fresh as if you just applied it. No touch ups, No reapplying, and No smudging. It is resistant to smudging, tears, humidity, water, and suitable for all skin types.
No one wants to spend countless hours putting on their makeup just to look in the mirror hours later to see it all fading away. Model in a Bottle is the answer to your makeup prayers. This formula will leave you looking your best until you actually want to remove your makeup.
Sensitive Skin Setting Spray
Designed for dry, sensitive, allergy prone skin and rosacea.
This formula gives you the same matte finish as the Original Setting Spray but with the benefits of hydro essential oils of lavender and Aloe Vera. This magical combination gives you the added moisture and helps control inflammation for those with drier complexions or sensitive skins types. All formulas are resistant to smudging, tears, humidity, and water. Stay gorgeous while holding your makeup in place all day!
  • Dries with a translucent matte finish
  • Doesn't clog pores
  • Never interferes with or reduces the effectiveness of SPF
  • Has a natural scent of lavender
  • Adds moisture with Aloe Vera extract
  • Not tested on animals
  • Proudly made in the USA
How to Apply Setting Spray:
Just apply your makeup as usual. Allow mascara/eyeliner to fully dry before applying. Close eyes and spray evenly 10-12 inches from face. Allow 20-30 seconds to dry before opening eyes.
Retails for $21. USD here .

I was amazed at this setting spray. It truly held up to its claims with me. Every ones skin is different and may not have the same reaction as mine. After using this setting spray I noticed a major difference in my makeup at the end of the day. No longer was I having to try to touch up throughout the day, No more funny lines or fading on my chin or around my t-zone. It dried fast and was never sticky on my skin. It washes off easy with warm water and cleanser. What makes it even better is it just takes a few sprays after applying your makeup and it's set into place.
Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer
This product sets and holds both natural and made up brows. No matter whether you use pencil, wax, powder, or you go all natural, your eyebrows will stay just the way you want them until you decide to take them off. The dual applicator lets you choose your preferred method. You can use the mascara wand for thicker, fuller, more natural brows or the brush applicator for finer, more precise, made up brows. Only a small amount is needed to get your perfect brow look. This formula will never dust, shine, or flake.
  • Dries with a translucent matte finish
  • Not tested on animals
  • Comes with two applicator brushes
  • Proudly made in the USA

How to Apply Eyebrow Sealer:
After you have groomed and filled your brows to your liking, Choose your favorite applicator to apply a small amount of product and brush through your eyebrows to set into place.
Retails for $14. USD here .
If your eyebrows do their own thing and you have trouble taming them down this is the product for you. I truly have never found a product like this. This really holds your eyebrows in place. Just the way you set them in place is exactly how they will stay ALL day long. It does feel like you hair-sprayed them into place but you get used to the feeling after a few uses. Totally recommend this product!

Eyelash Curler
Not your typical eyelash curler. This curler allows you to have model perfect lashes with a cute little compact eyelash curler. Its small design fits perfectly in your purse or makeup bag for easy use. It also comes with a replacement pad built into the curler itself.
  • Pinch free for stubborn lashes
  • Designed for a closer fit
  • Travels easily
  • Replacement pad included
Retails for $9. USD here .
Okay, so it's a little small and your wondering just how you are going to get your lashes into it without hurting yourself, but it's possible. I thought oh goodness there is no way I can use this without pinching or pulling my eyelid or eyelashes, but I did. I actually liked the compact size because it's travel friendly and doesn't take up much room. It curled my lashes just fine. I have really long lashes and sometimes it's hard to curl them all just right. I was able to get them all curled and they looked wonderful! I was actually amazed at this little eyelash curler. I didn't think it would be anything special. Definitely something I wouldn't have purchased on my own. Glad that I was able to give this a try!

Final Verdict
After trying all of these products I know why everyone raves about these products they are amazing! Model in a Bottle really knows what they are doing. These products help keep your face looking fresh and just like you just applied your makeup. No more having to worry about your makeup smudging or coming off throughout the day. Model in a Bottle allows you to have a gorgeous professional look!
*If you would like to see other products from Model in a Bottle or check out these amazing products visit their website here .*
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Monday, January 6, 2014

NARS Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Cheek Palette Review

NARS Guy Bourdin Palette
Francois Nars looked to create a provocative and sensual limited-edition collection to transform you into a Bourdin-esque beauty and he definitely out done himself with this 2013 Holiday Collection. Guy Bourdin was one of the best known fashion photographers to create sensual, provocative, shocking, and sometimes sinister photographs. This collaboration for the 2013 Holiday Collection Palette is outstanding!
The One Night Stand Cheek Palette features 6 powders, 1 bronzer, 1 highlighter, and 4 blushes. It retails for $65. USD (price without tax) and is sold at Sephora. It is a limited-edition palette that features three of the top selling powders from NARS; Laguna Bronzer, Orgasm Blush, and Deep Throat Blush. Each powder is 0.14oz which gives the total net wt. at 0.84oz.
The packaging is the standard NARS packaging with that soft, smooth, sleek feel. The label has the NARS logo along with Guy Bourdin on red to grab the attention. It's simple and elegant.
The 6 powders in the palette are Devotee, Mistinguette, Orgasm, Laguna, Deep Throat, and Goulue.
Powder shade details from left to right:
  • Devotee-is the highlighter. Using this on your cheekbones gives a beautiful gloss-like glow. It also is good for inner corner eye highlight. A beautiful topper for your blush.
  • Mistinguette-is the first blush (second powder) on the top row of the palette. It is a cool-toned, bright, bubblegum pink blush. It looks intimidating, but it blends into a subtle natural babydoll flush.
  • Orgasm-is the last blush on the top row of the palette. It is a peachy-pink with golden shimmer. It is one of the most well-known blushes from NARS. This is a holy grail shade for many makeup lovers.
  • Laguna-is the bronzer, the first powder on the bottom row. It is a medium to dark tan brown powder bronzer with golden shimmer. It's not too shimmery, not too orange, and not too heavy, it's the perfect shade for that glowing sun-kissed look. This is a cult favorite of NARS lovers.
  • Deep Throat-Second blush in the bottom row. It is a sheer peach blush with peach coral with hints of pink and shimmer. A beautiful everyday shade and another favorite from NARS.
  • Goulue-the last blush in the bottom row of the palette. It's the most bold shade in this palette. It is a medium pink, deep rose shade.
*Laguna, Orgasm, and Deep Throat are part of NARS permanent line.*
These powders are highly pigmented, creamy texture, and long wearing. This palette is a great deal considering one blush from NARS retails at $29. In this palette you gets 6 powders to contour,highlight, and apply blush all from one palette. This palette is very travel-friendly. It covers all your bases for the cheeks in one palette. The only cons I see for this palette is the limited-edition status and it only being sold through Sephora.
Final Verdict
This palette is wonderful!!! I loved it as soon as I seen it! I want to personally thank the beautiful Miss Melissa Parada that set me this palette for Christmas. If you can get your hands on this palette I highly recommend it. It features some of the cult favorites from NARS and the others are gorgeous!
*If you are interested in any NARS cosmetics visit their website at: