Monday, June 9, 2014

Influenster Spring Fling VoxBox Review

I was lucky enough to receive an Influenster Spring Fling VoxBox last week and have been testing them since. As much as I love getting packages in the mail I have a feeling the USPS, UPS, FED EX and DHL people hate me to the core.


The VoxBox contained:

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara ($5.99) 

Kiss Everlasting French Nails ($6.49) 

NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Lotion ($2.49 for 2.5oz)

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance ($3.99 – $4.99) 
Labor Day movie promo car air freshener

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara
Scandal eyes is right, because this makes your lashes look like DAMN. It  lengthens and adds volume. It is very dramatic (like Olivia Pope dramatic) and it pulls attention to your eyes.
Kiss Everlasting French Nails 
I have never really used press on or glue on nails. My bestie loves these and  swears that they are so easy to apply and last for about two weeks. I like that these are listed as real short and they do appear natural. 
NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Lotion
Firmer skin, yep sign me up. I never use Nivea products they are always so expensive. I have used this lotion for about a little over a week now and it is nice. It has a slight smell that is pleasant and it is hydrating. My skin looks the same but, it has not been two weeks yet. I believe full size (13oz) is like $10 dollars which is cray cray but, IF I notice some firmness you already know. 
Playtex Sport Fresh Balance
Tampon commercials are so funny to me, everyone is so happy and wearing white. Not real life at all. I do not use tampons however, here is what Playtex had to say "Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Tampons feature 360 degree sport level protection designed to fit your body and it's every move for a protective leakage barrier. FlexFit interlocking fibers work quickly to trap leaks. With OdorShield technology to neutralize odors and a contoured applicator for comfortable, precise placement."
Labor Day movie promo car air freshener
I had to do a quick search to even see what this Labor Day movie was and, then I was like "OOOHHH yeah no". Not my kind of movie, it feels like this same plot has been done several times. Any who, I just got a new car so I kinda wanted to just smell my new car scent but, I used this any way and it smelled weird (like feet) so, its gone now but, the pie design was cute. BTW, the Labor Day movie is arriving on DVD soon.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Coppertone ClearlySheer Review

I think my friends and family are tired of hearing me go on and on about sun protection. I mean but, seriously sun equals bad/evil!!  I have one who uses body lotion of her face and another one was thinks she only need sunblock when she is going to the beach #fixitjesus.  

When my Bzzkit arrived with a tons of COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheerproducta (sprays and lotions) to say I was pumped would be an under statement.  I am really weird about the sun screens I use on my face because I have really oily skin and they usually make me look like an oil spill and white as a ghost.

This line is namely ClearlySheer and that was true because it went on well and my make up applied well over it. HOWEVER, like 35 minutes later I looked like Exxon and BP were advertising on my face. I was a mess. I think I used a whole pack of my Clean and Clear oil films that day.

Now the spray was the bomb I spray my body up and down and reapplied every two hours as usual and no burns and no driver arm. It absorbs really fast and has a clean and light feel and smell.

So, I liked the spray but the lotion not so much. The key point from all of this is to JUST WEAR SUNSCREEN cause the sun aint your friend. 

Discloser: I am a BzzAgent and received these products free for my honest opinion. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Curl Box May 2014 - Review

May's Curl Box was not one of my favorites BUT still some goodies were in it!  Only because it only have two full size products and I am so used to being spoiled with ALL full size goodies. The other items super tiny samples. :(

The two full sized products were Creme of Nature's Argan oil line. One was a leave in (a girl can never have enough leave in conditioners) and the second one was a curl enhancing cream. 

Any way, check out the box:

Here is what was in the box
  • Creme of Nature Pudding Perfection Curl Enhancing Cream (sorry it is hiding behind the package of Soya soap)
  • Creme of Nature Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner
  • Ojon rareBlend™ Moisture-Rich Cleansing Conditioner 
  • U R Curly Soya Shampoo - I have not tired this yet but its made from soy protein. I doubt this will be enough for me to get a get wash.
  • Grandma's Pure and Natural Lye Soap 
  • Friends & Fros Print  - This was just a post card :(
  • Earth’s Nectar Coconut Curls Conditioning Detangler - I was sad this was so super tiny because it smells great and seems like it would work great. I used it on a small section of my hair because that was the product I had but it seemed like a good detangler.

The grandma's pure and natural lye soap was actually nice. It is perfect for those of us with skin issues such as eczema. It also contained Grandma's laundry soap but, I have not used it yet. 

I am hoping next month's box will be a little more exciting for me cause one did not do it for me.






Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Allure Summer 2014 Box Review

I almost to forgot to show yall my Allure Summer box! It arrived last Tuesday and it was the bomb as usual.

This year's sale was MADNESS and a hot mess. Long story short Allure's website crashed when the sale when live and people were PISSED. They light up Allure's facebook page with all kinds of curse words. So, Allure had another sale that following week and it was STILL madness but I got mine.  

Here is what I got:

Aloxxi Flexible Hairspray
Flower Nail’d It Nail Lacquer
Big Sexy Hair Get Layered Flash Dry Thickening Hairspray
Burt’s Bees Even-Tone Moisturizing Cream
Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat
Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Gloss
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths
Developlus Anti-Aging Hair Treatment System
Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash
One ’N Only Argan Oil Cream-to-Serum Styler
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray
GK Hair ThermalStyleHer
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam MascaraI
T Cosmetics Your Skin But Better® CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+
Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face + Body Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
Not Your Monther’s Intensive Hair Unit Renewal Treatment
Tarte lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Conditioner
Redken Mess Around 10 Disrupting Cream-Paste
Rembrandt Deeply White® Toothpaste
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara
Rusk Freezing Spray
Sally Hansen Triple Shine™ Nail Color
Softsoap Sea Kissed Exfoliating Body Wash
TanTowel Classic Self-Tan Towelettes

Awesome sauce (I hate the commericail but stupid awesome is stuck in my head). Anyway, the box was $44.95, and has $350+ worth of products.

Were you lucky enough to score a box too? 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Five things and Yacon Syrup!!

 Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
  1. I have totally fell in love with this site. OH budget be beware.
  2. The Beyonce and Jay Z drama has been tripping me out lately from this to this. SMH
  3. I am accepting all and any donations for this baby. HOT
  4. Just in case you are having a bad day this will most certainly brighten it.
  5. I was recently sent this cool syrup called, YACON SYRUP by Life & Food. I was so pumped because I was for reals JUST reading an article about this stuff!  Anybody who knows me know I am always all for anything healthy. So, some 100% Pure Raw Organic Yacon Root Syrup heck yea sign me up.

 Product details from
  • 100% pure organic Yacon syrup has shown to assist in weight management, increase fiber intake and promotes good bowel function.
  • Other benefits include: Lowers blood sugar. Prevents and controls hyperglycemia (over activity). Restores renal activity. Good source of antioxidant.
  • High in prebiotics and probiotics, this syrup contains up to 50% of FOS (fructooligosacharides). It has been found that consumption of FOS does not increase blood glucose, and helps boost your bodies metabolism.
  • Naturally grown and sourced from the fields in Peru. Certified Organic ingredients from one of the best Yacon farms in Peru.
  • 100% pure raw organic syrup formula with no added preservatives. Bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA
So, on to the details. Well is reminds me of King Syrup (remember that? lol) or molasses. The smell is different not bad or strong but different. I used one teaspoon in my coffee and at first taste it was weird but kinda like with red wine (loves me some red wine) it got better with each sip.  

The suggested use is three teaspoons a daily however, please note the below warning from amazon.

Safety Considerations Studies have shown that taking too much Yacon Syrup can have some adverse effects on the digestive system, mainly in the form of gas, bloating and discomfort. Because the active ingredient is essentially a sugar, once it hits the intestines, it can produce a lot of gas, therefore causing flatulence, cramping and bloating. Some people have stated certain adverse side effects with increased bowel movements, particularly due to the fibre content within the Yacon Syrup. While this is a positive factor for most people, for some with sensitive intestines and digestion, caution should be exercised. In order to prevent this, take only about 1-2 teaspoons 30 to 60 minutes before a meal and have no more than 4-5 teaspoons in a day.

Not sure, if I will continue use of this once this bottle is gone. I will have to wait to see if I notice some "results" but, it is a nice sweetener alternative and I am glad I glad to try it!

It is available for purchase on amazon for $18.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

April Curlbox Review

Curlbox is quickly becoming my fave subscription! It always shows up on time with NO issues and has tons of products so, you really feel like you get your monies worth. 

Here is the box:
Check out the PANTENE goods!

This month was all about Pantene. I have never been a Pantene Fan nothing against them just for some reason I never brought their products. So, this was exciting for me to get to try them. 

The box included all full size Pantene Pro-V products:

Expert Collection Keragloss Oil Mist
Curly Hair Series Moisturizer and Styler
No Crunch Curls Whip Stylers Heat Protection Spray
Defining Curls Styling Custard
2 Minute Moisture Hair Masque Deep Conditioner
Truly Natural Hair Shine Serum

So far, I have tried the 2 minute hair masque and I LOVE IT!! It is for real the best! On the other hand I was not a fan of the defining curl styling custard it made my hair sticky and gummy feeling. Oh and the hair shine serum was nice, it gave a good amount of shine without looking oily. 

I have yet to try the others so, time will tell.

What do you think of this month's?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Even Glow Serum – Antioxidant Skin Treatment – 20% Vitamin C by Valentia Skin Care Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have been searching for a new product that evens my skin tone (stupid hyperpigmentation)  so, I was up for the challenge when asked to review Even Glow Serum. 

Serums are my boo thangs and this one would be no exceptions. So, first I was pleased with the packing which is a dark eye dropper bottle. Second, the smell was so pleasant. This serum is thicker than some vitamin C serums but, that was nice since a lot are watery. It applies very smoothly and absorbs quickly with no tacky feel, I hate that tacky feel.  I started to see an improvement in hydration within the first two days. My skin just drinks this stuff up! I have been using for about 6 days so, no change yet with my fine lines. However, my GLOW is amazing. People keep asking me why I am glowing. 

Valentia Skin Care Vitamin C Serum
Below is an excerpt from Amazon

  • EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration, replacing uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.
  • INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE: Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.
  • ABSORBS RAPIDLY: Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.
  • BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Oil and a foundation of 20% Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.
  • REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, reducing wrinkles leaving skin clearer and younger.
I am excited to continue suing this product because so far it does what it promises cause this girl is glowing! Even Glow is available for purchase on Amazon for $35.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, April 28, 2014

BE READY- Allure Summer Beauty Box goes on Sale Tomorrow!


Hey Guys! Just wanted to let you know that the Allure Beauty Box goes on sale tomorrow April 29th at noon EST.  This is one of my favorite boxes and sells out super quick so, set a reminder on your phone! It sells for $44.95 plus shipping so, be ready!

Meanwhile, check out my review of the Fall Allure Beauty Box

So, are you gonna be ready to order at noon?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dry Brushing is My New Boo

So, I found this You Tube channel for Ashely's Green life and it/she is my new obsession. All of her video's are so informative. 

It all started with my dry brushing curiosity. I saw some great results 

Benefits of dry brushing:
  • Sloughs away dry skin.
  • Promotes cell renewal, tighter skin, and blood flow. 
  • Release toxins and which aids in digestion and kidney function. 
  • And, much more.

This crap feels amazing especially in the morning before I had my coffee. It really gets my blood flowing. It is super easy to do you basically brush upwards on dry skin! The back is a little tricky I brush from my neck down. I shower right afterwards to wash away all the dead skin cells. 

I started about two maybe two and a half months ago and my skin looks tighter and feels smoother.

Do you watch Ashley's video?


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Curl Box - Review March!

March came and went like a flash! A super fun tropical vacation, 3 loved ones Birthday celebrations, and some much needed quality family time later I finally have my March Curl Box review.

Curl Box has become one of my favorite subscription box services lately. 

Check out the Carols Daughter themed March Box below:

Perfect Perfected!

Carol's Daughter is a long time favorite of mine especially their body sprays. The products that I received are part of their new affordable, EXCLUSIVE line for Target.  All full size, (which curl box does a lot) from the Scared Tiare line. 

This is a fortifying line the is anti breakage, anti frizz and sulfate free. The box contains a shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, styling cream and a sample of their hair milk which is super moisturizing.

I have not have a chance yet to try these products but, I can not wait to try these.

What do you think? Do you get Curl Box?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Caramel Matchaccino Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Since it is a mere 4 degrees outside today, I thought it was only right that I bring you a review for a nice hot Caramel MATCHAccino! I know what you are thinking... What the heck is a MATCHAccino? Cause I was wondering the same, lol check out the graphic below:


Naturally, I made mine HOT HOT HOT cause it is COLD COLD COLD outside. The flavor is very subtle not overwhelming at all. You can taste the green tea and the caramel. I added a little tiny bit of sugar to mine and it was perfect.

I am big on health drinks especially my morning green smoothies so, was happy to see that this is naturally healthy. I was really skectical at first, I really didnt think I would like this. But, it has a great flavor and was quite filling. I think next I will try to add this powder to my morning smoothies for an extra boost. 

100% Natural
Only 58 Calories
0g Fat
No Food Coloring
No Artificial Sweetners
No Preservatives
No MSG/Chemical Additives

Red Leaf Tea sells powdered mixes that you blend with warm almond milk (you can use regular milk as well) easily for a nice treat. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Only the best for my baby - K9 Advantix Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.  

Anyone who knows me knows that I am so so in love with my dog. Nico is my baby and he is very pampered and super spoiled. So, with flea and tick season fasting approaching, I have to make sure my love is protected. I meant I def don't want to deal with fleas/ ticks in my house and, I KNOW lil Nico doesn't want this on his small frame either.
Here is my love! is a great site for pet owners and they carry K9 Advantix II. K9 Advantix II is a leading brand of pet medication that helps combat both fleas and ticks. K9 Advantix II also repels and kills Flea eggs, larvae, lice and mosquitos for up to four weeks. Just apply it once a month and your precious dog is protected. So, make sure you are keeping your dog healthy and happy and give them K9 Advantix II. It's a easy pain free way to keep your dog free of fleas/ ticks. 


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, February 24, 2014

My February Curlbox Review

I received my CurlBox in the mail last week and I was not even expecting it so, it was a nice surprise. If you are not familiar with Curl Box it is a subscription box for women with curly hair. "CurlBox is an affordable, Exclusive and effortless way to explore new hair products. You can discover hand-selected curly hair products delivered to your doorstep every month. Every month subscribers receive 5-7 quality hair product samples for $20 per month."

I really enjoy this subscription box, I have not heard of a lot of the products that I receive so it is fun trying out new brands. Plus, I seem to ALWAYS need conditioner and these boxes always have a new conditioner to try!

Here is the box:

Cute packaging!

CurlBox Contents
The box contained:
Close up of the samples

More samples
The Aunt Jackie's In Control conditioner is amaze balls and smells so freaking good. I have not had a chance to try the other products yet but, I am happy with this box. Curlbox is such a good value for the amount of products you get.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Influenster J'adore Voxbox Review

I am always thrilled when Influenster contacts me about VoxBoxes. So I was happy to hear that I was selected to receive one of the J'adore VoxBox boxes! This was suppose to be a Valentine's Day treat however, due to the crazy weather we have experienced my box just arrived yesterday. 

Influenster J'adore VoxBox

 Here is what was in the box:

  • Boots Botanics Shine Away Iconic Clay Mask ($9.39): I will never and have never be sad about a new mask to try. I enjoy clay masks for a deep clean so, I am excited to try this one. I have mentioned before how shiny I can get so the "shine away" has me curious.
  • Hershey’s KISSES Milk Chocolates ($6.29): xoxo Hershey KISSES are a favorite to many. With their cute size and packaging what is not to love. This is a large bag I am going to share the kisses!
  • Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray ($9.95): I just saw this in Target the other day. I heard good things about it and am curious so, on my next wash day I will give this a go.
  • KISS Looks So Natural Lashes ($3.99):  I am excited to try these. I have only tried false lashes once and it was fun. On my next date night, if I remember I will try these out. The do really look super natural. These are available at Target and Walmart. 
  • Red Rose Simple Indulgent Teas ($4.99 for a Box of 20): I love tea and these tea bags were no exception. Oh, this smells so good it was like having a dessert. I will for sure buy these.

John Frieda Frizz Ease, Kiss Red False Lashes and Red Rose Lemon Chiffon and Creme Caramel tea
Boots Botanics Shine Away Mask. Hersey's Kiss and Coupons for Red Rose Tea

It is free to sign up at Influenster if you would like to get an Voxbox. 

DISCLOSURE:  Influenster did sent me this VoxBox for free, but as always, all opinions are my own and HONEST. I was not compensated for this post. For more information please view my policies.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Black Girl Beauty Box January - Review

So,  I have not posted a review of my Black Girl Beauty Box in a while. Mostly, because I had a few painful issues with receiving them and etc. I received the January box on time with no issues! 

Black Girl Beauty charges $20 a month and the products usually have about a $35 -$45 value. For reference, other boxes charge about $25 a month and the products have a value of about $80 - $100.

I like the packaging that they use it is always wrapped nicely. Here is the box:

The two Mary Kay products came in a little black pouch which I do not show in pic.

It is hard to put a value on the samples since they did not have the ounces listed. However, I have received these Sedu samples for free at I think Ulta. If I had to guess I would value the two Mary Kay products at about $10 total. 


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

La Prairie Very Very Special Edition Glossybox

I have always wanted to try La Prairie products so, when I saw that Glossybox had a special edition La Prairie box I ordered it in seconds. This box sold out very quickly so, I am glad I wasted no time on this deal. If you are not familiar with La Prairie's products they are basically the bees knees! This special edition box retails for only $40 which is an awesome sauce good deal since most of their products are well over $100.

The box included two completely brand spanking new products never even seen before. A Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream (retails for $300) and a Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil (also retails for $300). The box has a total of five 5 deluxe size samples of products, I mean these are really nice sized samples. I think I will get at least a month usage from this box. 

The goods!

La prairie!!!

The box contained the below (descriptions are via :
  • Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil (1.7 oz $300): This sheer, weightless dry oil instantly becomes one with your skin. By helping support your skin’s natural lipid barrier function, a combination of rare and pure oils in the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex seals moisture within your skin longer than ever thought possible. Your skin will glow, and look smooth and reborn. La Prairie has harvested the power of three near-miraculous survivalist plants to create a regenerative breakthrough – the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex. It can help protect your skin from environmental assault and climate trauma. The secrets within these plants can give your skin power it needs to put aging on ice.
  • Foam Cleanser (1.7 oz $300): Deeply cleanse and hydrate your skin while delicately removing all traces of makeup and surface impurities with our sumptuous Foam Cleanser. Natural plant extracts are at the heart of the water-activated mousse formula’s purifying and soothing action, which leaves the skin refreshed and smoothed. Perfect for all skin types.
  • Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex (0.5 oz $135): One drop is all it takes. Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex is like a mini eyelift. A lightweight, rapidly penetrating gel, it firms, nourishes and re-energizes the eye zone. Tone and texture improve. Fine lines and wrinkles fade away. The delicate skin around the eyes is hydrated and brightened, as signs of stress and fatigue melt away and imperfections are erased. Also acts as a primer so eye makeup stays on like a dream.
  • Cellular Refining Lotion (2.0 oz $95): Complete the cleansing process. Refresh your skin with Cellular Refining Lotion, an alcohol-free toner. It is formulated with gentle plant extracts for maximum hydration and to calm irritation. This rich lotion soothes and softens the skin, while flushing out the pores and helping to minimize their appearance.
  • Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream (1.7 oz $300): This glistening, moisture-rich cream melts instantly into your skin, immediately helping to restore its youthful appearance. It works to fortify your skin’s resilience to life’s ever-increasing aging assaults. Biotechnology merges with nature as plant stem cells help renew the look of firmness and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Luxurious hydration continuously drenches your skin from a water-reservoir deep within. La Prairie has harvested the power of three near-miraculous survivalist plants to create a regenerative breakthrough – the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex. It can help protect your skin from environmental assault and climate trauma. The secrets within these plants can give your skin power it needs to put aging on ice.

The total cost of the full size versions of these products comes up to about $1,130.00 so, to say this is a deal is an under statement! Only fear I have is that I will get hooked on one of these products then what??

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chic on the Cheap

I know is it hard to tell with all the snow but, spring is really coming. As I type this I have on my snow boots with about three layers of clothes and; I am looking out at mountains of snow piles but, my mind is on spring.

So, look pass the snow and image the warm sun on your toes in these super cute Steve Madden pumps. Marlennee is available in nine colors however, this floral print is just too fun. These retail for $99.

You can save some dough and head over to Target and purchase these Mossimo Shari heels for only $29.99. The look is almost identical.


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