Influenster 2012 Beauty Bloggers VoxBox


I am so excited to have received the Beauty Bloggers VoxBox from!  I received this free for the purpose of testing it and letting all of my fab readers know what I think of the products!

The products included are:

-NYC New York Color® IndividualEyes Custom Compact

-Kiss® Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit

-Bath & Body Works® Mini Candles

-Not Your Mother’s® Kinky Moves™ Curl Defining Hair Cream & Smooth Moves™ Frizz Control Hair Cream

-Goody® Simple Styles Spin Pin


Plus there were two bonus items that were given out by demographics.  I received the Boots products:

-Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion, Cleansing Balm, & Night Cream

-Vitabath® Fragrance Mist

I have been trying all of the goodies and will be posting reviews in the next few days.  Stay tuned!

Plus visit to learn more.  If you would like an invite to join Influenster leave a comment with your email address and I will send you one.  I have four left to give out.

Stocking Stuffer Guide 2 — Lovely Lipsticks and Glosses!

Lip color is the perfect pick-me-up for all seasons, especially for the holidays.  A new lipstick or gloss can update your look with little money.  You can also stuff one of these in the stocking of someone who needs a little treat — or who loves makeup — like me (hint, hint)!

Since lip color is about more than just the shade, new beautyADDICTS BeautifullLIPS Lipstick ($18 USD) collection has it all! These 8 rich and creamy colors are infused with intense hydration so your lips are always protected and nourished with enduring beautiful coverage. Created with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and other natural ingredients, this formula also plumps with natural peptides and stimulates collagen for a firmer, smoother more voluptuous lip.  Available at or at a salon near.

Aveda Shine out loud ($15 USD)  With fresh colors from nature: these translucent wet glosses bring the power of beetroot, beta carotene and berry anti-oxidants to life on lips. Each Lip Shine has a refreshing flavor that blends certified organic vanilla, peppermint, cinnamon, anise and basil.

  • Golden Prism Mini Lip Shine
  • Pomelo Mini Lip Shine

The limited-edition gift sets come covered in hand-crafted lokta bark paper from Nepal.  Purchase at

Boots No 7 Poppy King Lipstick Number Two Power  ($9.99 USD) — No7 has collaborated with lipstick legend Poppy King to create an exclusive range of lipsticks to change women’s’ views of lip color forever. Wearing lip color has a powerful effect on both the wearer and the beholder. It brightens your day and everyone around you. Poppy King designed a rose shade that is as powerfully stylish as it is pretty. The lipstick is quite  sheer but is easily buildable by dabbing on the color with feather strokes.    To finish it off? Poppy suggests layering on a slick of the accompanying lip gloss ($9.99 USD) for a shiny finish.  Purchase at or Target stores.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lip Gloss ($23 USD) — This long-lasting, non-sticky gloss delivers shimmery color. Formulated with conditioning botanicals and vitamin E to moisturize, hydrate and protect lips. Plumping shades provide noticeable results without the tingle and irritation experienced by most lip plumpers.  Available at Enjoy!

Give The Gift Of Glam — Stocking Stuffer Guide Part 1

Looking to give a special lady the gift of beauty for the holidays?  The following products are perfect for an instant pick-me-up and make fantastic beauty stocking stuffers.

BORBA Age Defying Eye Creme Concentrate ($20.99 USD) —  What’s the first feature that gives away your age? Your eyes, of course. Wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness are the badges of a life well lived, but all too often they are mistaken for signs of worry, fatigue or even poor health. Set your sights on a brighter outlook. This luxurious BORBA Age Defying Eye Creme Concentrate can help diminish the appearance of multiple signs of aging all around the eye area.

What I think — This silky serum goes on so smoothly.  The skin around my eyes is instantly smoother and I look more awake. I use this day and night and I have really seen a difference in fine line and dark circles in just a few weeks. It smells lovely, too! Available at  

Youngblood Pressed Mineral Foundation ($45 USD) — Our oil-controlling Pressed Mineral Foundation provides exceptional concealing properties, while remaining lightweight and healthy for your skin. This special formulation includes rice starch to offer a smooth, matte look with a healthy, natural glow. The elegant, sleek black compact fits easily in your purse for a quick touch-up any time.

What I think — I love this matte foundation.  It is not too dry, but it does absorb oil and not make me look shiny.  I also like that it is pressed.  Most mineral foundations are loose and are hard to carry.  This comes in a sleek compact and is easy to keep in your purse.  Purchase at

Baked Cheek Dreams Blush and Highlighter Trio  ($31.00 USD) includes two great blushes plus a stripe of my most popular French Vanilla highlighter, in a single, take-everywhere compact that fits right in the palm of your hand!

What I think — I have this in the Neapolitan shade which includes a pink blush and a bronzer along with the vanilla color.  This gives a perfectly glowing face — sculpt your face with the bronze, brighten with the blush and highlight with the vanilla.  Available at

Mosha Katani Sormeh ($28 USD) — Sormeh powder is a sooty black powder that has been used by women in Middle Eastern countries for centuries. L.A.-based makeup artist Mosha Katani has started selling the powder, packaging it in ruby glass bottles that come with a vial of powder and a brush. The powder, which is made from castor oil and zinc oxide, lasts all day once applied.

What I think —  This inky powder is applied to the inner rims of the eyes.  My eyes are very sensitive, and this irritates them a bit.  Use just a little so it won’t go in the eyes.  When it is on, it does stay on a long time and gives good color pay off.  Purchase at

Boots No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara ($7.99 USD) — The wand’s unique 3-in-1 unique concept does it all! Use this nutrient enriched mascara to volumize and define each and every lash with a brush exclusive to Boots No7.  The wand has discs on one side to create volume, precision bristles on the other side to create definition and length to frame the lashes, and additional spiky bristles on the end of the brush to coat smaller, harder to reach lashes.

What I think – This is a great defining mascara.  I found that it gave me some length and volume, but not a lot.  If your lashes are long, this will give them definition. Available at Target, and  Enjoy!