Calvin Klein REVEAL

Influenster sent me the new Calvin Klein Reveal cologne to try .. it smells SO yummy! I definitely think this is more of a unisex scent. I would wear it and I would love it if hubby wore it too! The scent notes include sensual oriental; a scent of sun-kissed skin, sea salt, summer sunset and a cashmere scarf that covers the shoulders when the evening approaches. Salt accords, white and black pepper at the top blend with the heart of powdery iris and ambergris. Sensual and rich sandalwood gives this fragrance the signature and constructs its base together with vetiver, sandalwood, cashmere and musk.


Influenster Target Spring preview box Laneige BB Cushion

Influenster and Target sent me the Laneige BB Cushion to try out in the Spring Preview box. This is an interesting little product. It is unlike a bb cream in its presentation as it is all soaked into this sponge and you press into the it to pick up the product. I recieved light, medium, and dark and I can use all three colors between highlighting and contouring. Here is my before and after!


Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask #powerofplants

boo!! haha!! I tried out my Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask last night as a treat! It was interesting. It was thinner then expected and it dried REALLY quickly. You can see it was already drying in the pic. It flaked off if I stretched my face out but it rinsed off easily. It was a little drying but my skin felt soft this morning! 

Dove Advanced Care VoxBox review

My quickie review on Dove Advanced Care VoxBox review! Thank you Dove and Influenster for sending it to me! :)


J'adore VoxBox

Thank you influenster for my J'adore VoxBox!! Flor loves the hersey kisses and Josh tried out the lotion today and I got some nice me time and used my mask tonight! What a nice treat!


NYC New York Color HD Color Trio

NYC and influenster sent me their NYC New York Color HD Color Trio to try! The colors in the pan are actually really pretty but when swatched they are pretty light and look a little muddy. I am going to try to foil these shadows to see if it helps with the color intensity. Thanks NYC and influenster!


Jolly Vox Box`

Yay! I've had my Jolly Vox Box from influenster for about a month and I've used everything! My favorite is the Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer which is a surprise because I would have never picked the shade they sent me but I love it!! Least favorite is the Nestle candy because my family boycotts Nestle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestl%C3%A9_boycott) . Thanks influenster!!


Not Your Mother's Clean Freak

I received a sample of the Not Your Mother's Clean Freak dry shampoo in my violet vox box.. LOVE IT !! I have and don't use the tresseme dry shampoo because it leave me with a horrible horrible white cast (I have dark brown hair) . The Not Your Mother's Clean Freak really doesn't do that to me! If I spray a TON it will obviously leave a cast but if I use it as normal it is just fine! It really works to absorb oil and lets me wear my hair down a few extra days. It even helps my updo's hold more volume .. I love big hair.. the bigger the hair the closer to God! Thank you influenster and Not Your Mother's !


Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas

Montagne Jeunesse and Influenster sent me a clay mask to try out.. and WOW!! This mask is something else. When you pull it out of the container it is an actual piece of fabric saturated with clay. You place this over your face and then go off and sneak up on your husband and scare the pants off of him haha!! I wore this for 15 minutes and then rinsed it off. My skin felt soft. I didn't notice a ton of benefits but it was fun to try! Thanks influenster and Montagne Jeunesse!



The Braun VoxBox

 Influenster and Braun sent me the Braun forehead thermometer and I am SO happy they did. Now this is something I would not splurge and buy myself because .. I am really frugal and this retails for $51. BUT I would totally ask for this as a gift.. especially for a baby shower. This would be so nice to have from infancy on up. My husband and I even use it! The timing of the arrival of the box was pretty perfect.. my daughter got sick the next day! My husband was able to really quickly set up the thermometer and it is really simple to use. Even Flor likes to take our temperatures with it! Here is the review I did for my baby/family channel on youtube, duckduckgosling.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


POND’S Luminous Finish BB+ cream

Yay! I'm so excited Influenster gave me the opportunity to try new POND’S® BB+ Cream!!! Especially in the middle of summer... I had given up on foundation and this BB has saved my even skin tone! It gives me even skin, SPF, and a beautiful dewy glow! I will be doing a video soon on all the reasons I like this new BB cream and if you are feeling generous you can vote for me to give me a chance to be on Entertainment Tonight!


Blog Sale!

Small Blog Sale! More items coming soon. All items have been sanitized.  Paypal
 only. Shipping to US only! $4 shipping and $1.50 for each additional item. Leave paypal address and I will invoice you. Payment within 24 hours or item will go to next person!

Catrice Multi Colour Blush Shade 060 Strawberry Frappucino - $10

 Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy eyeshadow - $10
 Stila rose gold illuminating powder - $8

Catrice "Carrots Of The Caribbean" eyeshadow - $6

Stila Star Power eyeshadow trio -$8


Ivory® 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash review and coupon giveaway

Are you using Influenster?? If not, you really should be! I recently received my second box from them and I received the Ivory® 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash. I have been using it for several weeks and I actually really like it. I have even washed my makeup brushes in it and they have come out super soft! I have used it on myself and my daughter and it is very gentle and it smells wonderful. A HUGE perk for me is that the product is white. If you hate scrubbing your grout as much as I do then you really appreciated a white body wash or soap haha. I have had some soaps stain my tiles and it is such a pain to remove! I have a 75 cent off coupon that I would like to giveaway! fill out the form below to enter :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway *influenster sent me this product for review purposes


Benefit Skinny Jeans swatches and review

I'm going to try to do more swatches here! I find this is a good platform to put my pictures and do
"mini" reviews!

I love this creaseless cream shadow by benefit. It serves as a really nice base and the color is beautiful. I like to pair this with the Sigma shadow Indian girl (which is probably dc'ed sorry!) but any greyish taupe would look awesome. I think it would also look nice with a shimmery black or by itself!


American Apparel Peacock purple swirley konad

I love this American Apparel color - this is ONE coat and is pretty much completely opaque. I wanted to do something with purple that was swirly and peacocky so I think this plate fit the bill!


Coral and gold cheetah konadicure

I love this strong orange coral color from Sephora! It is called Passion. I wanted to do something leaning more summer and I think this is pretty perfect :) I am so happy that I am getting back into doing my nails - it makes me feel more 'me' for sure!

My base coat and top coat combo (gelous advanced nail gel coat and wet n wild fast dry) are still doing awesome! my manis are lasting 3-4 days with very minimal chipping. and I wash my hands A LOT - between the baby and doing dishes and washing clothes etc.


Sinful Colors Envy with white dots

This is my first konadicure in forever! The dots smeared instantly when I applied my top coat which sucks but this color lasted forever and didn't chip for like 4 days! I have been using  wet n wild fast dry top coat and gelous base coat and I think that has been making the difference - love! I can never get symmetrical konad patterns to go on straight so these dots were at an angle ;) 


Back with a simple mani - Wet n Wild Sapphire Blue and China Glaze Luxe and Lush

wow! HI! I am here with a NAIL POST - OMGEEE! ok so Flor is finally sleeping a big long stretch at night which means I can stay up a little and do my nails without having to risk messing them up when she wakes up. I feel like a person again (as opposed to just mom!). 
This was the mani I started out with when I decided to take my nails back. I had been wearing naked nails for months and I can't believe how healthy they stayed. my peeling is almost nonexistent and they are long and strong.. hmm something to be said to the chemicals in nail polish for sure. But for now, I am back on the wagon. 
I am also contemplating getting some piggie polish for the little one but I am not sure yet. I don't want to enforce my beauty routines on her as she is obviously her own person! on to the pics :)

                              I used Wet n Wild Sapphire Blue and China Glaze Luxe and Lush

                                   and for good measure - me and the little on Mother's Day :)



I MISS blogging!! I have been uninspired with my makeup and I barely ever have time to do my nails. I need to find a little more 'me' time because I love making videos and blogging! any requests to kick me off?