Thursday, August 30, 2012

Beauty Box 5 August 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
This month was a pretty decent box. I think there are some pretty decent samples in this months box and some of them I have really been enjoying. So here is what I recived this month:

- Elias Fass Creamy, Milky, Glazed Lips in L305 (Size: 0.95 fl oz)
Just twist the botton of this gorgeous silver pend and you will be wearing the new lip product that everyone is talking about! Retail value is $35.00. I think this is probably my favorite item from this months box its a pretty neat lip glaze.

- Ferro Cosmetics Sheer Crystal Veil (Size: 0.14 oz)
This multipurpose powder is the answer to illuminated skin! Dust over or under foundation or mix with moisturizer for a dewy soft finish without the shimmer or glitter. Retail Value is $19.00. This seems like a pretty cool product I really like the fact that it doesn't have any shimmer nor glitter. I am pretty excited to try this product out.

- H2O Plus Marine Calm Restoring Eye Cream (Size: 0.5 fl oz)
Use this marine, botanical-infused eye cream to deeply nourish and reduce the look of fine lines and dark circles. Retail Value is $32.00. This seems like a pretty good product if it meets the claims that this product states.

- Blum Naturals Makeup Remover Towelettes (Size: 10 packs)
Remove oil, dirt, and makeup with these deep cleaning towelettes that eaves your skin feeling soft and silky smooth. Retail value is $3.99. I have really been loving these towelettes, they really do remove the majority of my makeup without rubbing and tugging too roughly.

- Dermaesthetics USA Vitamin C20 Serum (Size: 1 oz)
Help prevent the premature signs of aging with this double-duty Vitamin C that promotes collagen production and brightens lackluster skin. Retail value is $144.00 for a full size.

MyGlam August 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
This month's MyGlam theme is Endless Summer. I have been loving last months and this months bags a lot. I really like that they are like a mesh matterial and I can see what is in the bag itself. The colors they have been choosing have been great as well. So here is what came in my MyGlam bag this month:

- Eclos Cellular Activator Facial Serum (Size: 0.5 fl oz)
This lightweight serum from Eclos helps wake up skin's self-renewal process to revitalize fatigued, stressed skin. Unique plant extracts help boost firmness and tone to smooth out fine lines and damage. Exclusively formulated with rejuvenating Apple Stem Cells, clinically proven to significantly reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture in two weeks. Comfrey, Gotu Kola, Tumeric and Green Tea antioxidants shield against skin aging environment assaults, helping to prolong a youthful appearance. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, mineral oil or petroleum. I've never tried a serum before so this is an interesting product. Can't wait to see how it works for myself.

- Eclos Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream (Size: 0.25 fl oz) 
This medium-weight moisturizer with restorative benefits helps smooth and brighten for a youthful finish. Hydration replenishes dry, dulling skin suffering from the signs of aging. Powerful extracts and antioxidants boost collagen levels for noticeable tightening and firming. Exclusively formulated with rejuvenating Apple Stem Cells, clinically proven to significantly reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture in two weeks. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, mineral oil or petroleum. I am excited to try this out, its always nice to what other kinds of moisturizers are out there. It such a plus that this does not include any parabens or any other yucky ingredients.

- MyGlam Glam Gloss in Shade 02 (Size: 0.237 fl oz)
 I really like when personalized items are sent along in these beauty sample subscription services. I think it just adds that special bonus everytime they do something like this. I recieved mine in the shade 02 which is a  bright pink. This lip gloss is very pigmented which is really nice. I am really loving this item!

- SALTY Cosmetics Glama-ZOID! Eyeshadow (Size: 1 gm)
The array of colors and shades is designed to help you express your inner diva! Glama-ZOID!, an iridescent violet pink satin has a sexy touch of light reflecting sparkle. This shadow is perfect for all skin tones and works as an amazing highlighter for brow bone and inner corners. Best of all, this shade was created exclusively for the MyGlam community. This is such a gorgeous pigment, I don't have anything like it so I am really glad to be able to add this to my make up collection.

- Demeter Roll On Perfume Oil in Dragon Fruit (Size: 0.29 fl oz)
Dragon Fruit is created with leafy green notes intertwined with juicy Dragon Fruit, citrus zest and soft floral and wood hints. Clean Skin is a blend of orange, lemon, white rose, bergamot peach and vanilla, making the perfect shower-fresh scent. This has a very sweet scent which is nice but I prefer floral scents more. I think I will be passing this along to someone else.

- Circus by Andrea's Choice Nail Polish in Ringmaster (Size: Full Size)
This month, I'm causing a color spectacle with the newest shades from my CIRCUS collection. Join me, your ringleader, and show the world your hottest nail looks with the newest shades of vegan, cruelty-free nail polish, Spectacle and Ringmaster, from the exclusive collection curated by me, Andrea's Choice. I received Ringmaster which is a gorgeous shade of a bright pink! Can't wait to see what other shades are added to her collection.

Overall this was a pretty good bag. I don't have any complaints it seems like it was filled with some very useful products. Cant wait to see what next month holds. Until next time, take care <3

Birchbox August 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
August Birchbox theme was back to school and I think it was a great theme considering everyone is starting to head back around this time of the year. This month I was very pleased with the items that I was sent. Here is what was included in my Birchbox this month:

- Miss Jessie's Original Creme de la Creme Conditioner (Size: 1 fl oz)
This light blue cream conditioner is loaded with softening ingredients that help tame even the most unruly ringlets and frizziest waves. But rather than softening your hair’s natural bounce, it just enhances it—all the manageability, with none of the flatness. I have tried this and I really like how it leaves my hair. I am really thinking of purchasing this in a full size.

- Schick Hydro Silk Razor
Made with an innovative compact oval-cartridge head, each razor is equipped with five blades for an incredibly close shave. The blades work with your legs’ natural curves to make shaving tricky spots like your knees and ankles a breeze. Our favorite part? The water-activated moisturizing serum has marine extracts and shea butter and hydrates your skin. This is a pretty good razor I already had it and I have liked the results it has given me so far.

- Miss Jessie's Original Curly Meringue (Size: 2 oz)
This curl-loving cream does triple-duty, delivering lasting hold, lightweight hydration, and enviable shine. It’s made with a fortifying mix of natural plant oils—including avocado, coconut, sweet almond, and olive—plus frizz-reducing aloe extract. I tried this creme after I showered and let my hair air dry a tad. I then distributed it throughout my hair and then I put in some foam curlers. The next morning I had some really soft and shiny curls with some great bounce. Love this item so far!

- Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur (Size: Small Vial)
The uplifting scent opens with a sparkling cascade of mandarin and wild berries. Next, sweet notes of honeysuckle, gardenia petals, and jasmine peek through, followed by a lingering trace of waterlily. This smells amazing! I really like that its light and all the floral scents are just my favorite!

- Sabon Foot Cream (Size: 1.05 fl oz)
Hardworking moisturizers like aloe and glycerin work to soften rough callouses, while camphor and menthol pack an anti-fungal punch and leave your feet feeling fresh and clean. This is a pretty good foot cream and I definitely noticed a difference after using it a few times.

- Talika Lipocils Expert (Size: 2 mL)
Mainstream lash serums derive their power from chemicals, which can cause everything from redness to side effects like darkening the skin on your lids or even your irises. But Lipocils Expert is different. It’s only made with botanical ingredients that have been tested to meet meticulous French safety standards. Nettle and horse chestnut stimulate growth and boost circulation to your capillaries, while soy lecithin and apple extract condition your lashes. Still haven't tried this one out yet but Im excited to see how its going to work out.

Overall I think this was a pretty good box and I can't wait to see what next month holds! Let me know what you dolls received if you do subscribe to Birchbox. Until next time, take care <3

Influenster Latina Beauty VoxBox 2012

Hello Gorgeous!
I was lucky enough to be chosen by Influenster to receive a Latina Beauty VoxBox! I was so excited when I found out and even more excited when it arrived. Inside this VoxBox it was filled with some pretty awesome goodies inside. Here is what I received:

- Always Radiant Infinity Pads (Size: 16 pads; Retail Value: $6.99)
Product Claims: Always Radiant Infinity Pads features a unique technology, Infinice, that conforms to each individuals shape delivering premium protection and performance. The pads offer a light, clean scent and microdots for fast absorption to help women stay feeling fresh. A wider back and flexible wings provide increased coverage where you need it the most. At first I was a little hesitant because the pad itself seemed really really thin. But I decided to give it a shot and see how it worked for myself. I overall really enjoyed this pad because of what I feared at first. The thinness makes it feel so comfortable and it has great protection. I was surprisingly pleased by this product and will plan on continuing to purchasing it. 

- Bath & Body Works Shea-Enriched Shower Gel in Pink Chiffon (Size: 3 fl oz; Retail Value: $5.00)
Product Claims: This is a new and improved formula that now contains shea. It claims to be their richest, bubbliest lather that gives you softer, cleaner skin. Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine for lather that bursts with fragrance! I have smelled this scent before on a recent trip to Bath & Body Works and I immediately liked it. I liked that it is a nice light sweet scent so I was ecstatic to see this in my VoxBox. While using it in the shower I did enjoy the way it lathered and I do think that it lives up to what this product claims. It made my skin feel softer after showering. The scent lingered all day and I just am very pleased with this item.

- Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen (Size: 2 fl oz; Retail Value: $7.99 for full size)
Product Claims: Moisturize and protect your skin with Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen. The dual ribbon hydrating formula infused with luxurious silk protein and rich shea butter provides continuous 12-hour moisture and broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that wont break down in the summer sun. This product does moisturize and leaves the skin feeling smooth. I don't know about the 12 hour protection because I haven't worn it that long. The only thing that I didn't really like was the scent. It is not a bad scent but its just a scent that doesn't appeal to my liking but overall this is a pretty decent product.

- Always Tampax Radiant Collection (Includes: 1 purse, 1 scented pad, 3 unscented daily liners, and 2 unscented tampons)
Product Claims: This is a stylish collection of tampons, pads, and liners all included in a wristlet for convenient storage. Designer packaging allows for easy disposable with the all new re-sealable wrappers. Absorbent and flexible pads provide invisible protection meeting all of a woman's feminine care needs. Like I mentioned earlier I have really been enjoying the new products that Always has recently come out with. All of them have surprised me by their performance and has exceeded my expectations!

- NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City (Size: 0.24 fl oz; Retail Value: $2.49)
Product Claims: Keep your lips soft as ever with the NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine. Its pure pigment ingredients create a 3D gloss effect while Vitamin E provides shine and moisture. The non-sticky formula created the ultimate creamy and soft texture feel. I am really loving this shade. It looks great alone as well as paired with a lipstick. I really like that it does have some glitter but that the glitter is really finely milled and not obnoxously big and rough on the lips. Big kuddos on that! This lipshine is really moisturizing and feels smooth on the lips. The texture is just perfect and not sticky at all and the wand is just perfect! I love that it is flexible and allows to distribute the product evenly. I just cant stop raving about this item! Can't wait to get other shades of this liquid lipshine.

- Veet Ready to Use Wax Strips Legs & Body (Size: 40 full strips & 6 wipes; Retail Value: $9.99)
Product Claims: This summer, keep your skin smooth for longer with Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips for Legs & Body. The strips are specially formulated to remove hair on legs, under arms, and bikini area from closer to the root than shaving for smoothness that lasts up to 4 weeks. This was my first time trying a wax strip and I was a but scared to do so at first. So I tried it on my leg and it wasn't as bad as I though it would be. I enjoyed my legs staying smoother and hairless for a longer period than what it normally did when I use to shave. I may have now been converted to the other side... the other side meaning the waxing side. We will see as I keep trying them but so far they have worked wonders. Couldn't be happier with this item.

This Influenster Latina Beauty VoxBox 2012 was filled with tons of new goodies that I hadn't had the opportunity to try beforehand but now I am really lucky to have been able to. All the products were given to me for free and this is what I honestly think about each one of the products. I have now added some new favorites to my list that I will continue to purchase over and over again! Until next time, take care <3