Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Influenster Holiday Voxbox 2012

Yay my box came super fast this time! Before we jump head  first into this box, here is the run down on what +Influenster  is. Influenster is a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products. Active members of Influenster get exclusive access to deals, promotions, and swag from brands that thrive off the input (the good, the bad, and the ugly -- they just want to know what's up).lets jump into this box of goodies !

This big boy is the Goody Quickstyle paddle brush
Has absorbent microfiber bristles that removes up to 30% of water as you style. It's like a towel and a brush.$11.99

Kiss Nail Dress 
Ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! Just peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that last a week. on in a minute off in a second without remover. Nail dress is available in 21 different styles featuring 3-Dimensional jeweled designs. Skip the topcoat it's built in! $6.99 

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine

Keep your lips soft as ever with Liquid Lipshine. It's pur pigment ingredients creates a 3-D gloss effect while vitamin E provides shine and moisture. Available in 10 on-trend shades from neutral nudes,to berries and fuschias. $2.49 

Sole society 
+Sole Society  Launched in March 2011, Sole Society is a chic brand of exclusive on-brand shoes, starting at $49.95. Aside from a great selection of shoes, sole society members have access exclusive fashions and style content, tips and trends from fashion insiders, and special promotions, allfocused on every-ones favorite accessory: shoes. With this $25 COUPON code knock some dough off your first purchase! : Influenster25


+EBOOST  Will boost your mood focus, and inmunity with natural ingredients and no crash. As s shot or an easy-to-mix powder and in four flavors, you'll feel weather you choose Orange, Pink Limonade, Acia Pomergranate, or Super Berry. $28 for a box of 20 powders $39 for a box of 30 powders or $39 for 12 shots

Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal+
+Quaker  Simply the best oatmeal ever-and you can enjoy it on the go! Whole grain oats, rye, barley and wheat are mixed large chunks of real fruit & nuts in a convenient single-serve cup. Just add water or microwave and you can have delicious breakfast anytime anywhere. $1.49 per cup

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Acorn Squash Soup YUM YUM YUM!!!

 A yummy low carb dish that is easy to  make and will satisfy your hunger! I stumbled upon this wonderful vegetable in a lovely gift basket, and didn't know what to do with it. So it just sat on my table lol just today i decided to try and cook it, I've heard of squash soup  so i took to Google to look for a recipe.

Two Squash, 1 stick of butter, 2 onions and 1 packet of Goya chicken bullon
 I Set my oven to 350 and started to cut my squash into halves and removing the seeds.

After cutting one onion in half i took one half and cut it into four. Adding them into my squash halves with a tab of butter and half a garlic clove in each. I seasoned with salt and black pepper.
Let roast for an hour
I have a cup of tea as my squash is roasting in the oven at 350. The last ten minutes i dice the rest of my onion and one whole

 and added them to a medium pot with a stick of butter and let them glaze for ten minutes then added my chicken broth

As that is simmering i take my squash out the oven letting it cool

 . I removed the skin by taking my spoon and running it around the sides and just scooping out the squash.

I added the squash to the pot and took my stick blender and blended  until smooth.

My soup was amazing the squash has a nutty taste to it a little sweet naturally Very savory.
I added some crushed red pepper and some sour cream delicious!!! I hope you try this out you'll love it.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

L.A. Girl pro HD Concealer swatches !

So i picked up a few things I've been wanting to try out. I searched for reviews on these products from Youtube to blogs and couldn't find a decent one, so alas i make my own. 
 I'm going to break this haul down into different posts starting with the concealer so this won't be one super long post.
Concealer, primer, lipstick OH MY! lol

Lets start with L.A. Girl Pro HD concealer I picked up five shades of this awesome product. This concealer is amazing it's a complete dupe for Makeup Forever's HD concealer for less then a fraction of the price WOW!

Left to right: Warm sand, Toffee, Creamy Beige, Warm honey and Fawn.
Smudged to show coverage and consistency.
 The consistency of this concealer is impeccable definitely full  coverage, Blends like a dream  and once it sets it doesn't budge! A little goes a long way. 
The applicator is not the best 
The only con to this incredible product is the applicator. Not my favorite thing at all it just seems unsanitary to me. The brush is attached  to the tube so once you use it make sure to get all the product off the brush before closing .

I think this is five bucks of glory if you haven't tried this product yet give it a go you'll love it! Just click here > Pro-Conceal . 
Let me know your pro's and con's on this concealer ,or if you have a better dupe!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

From Bleach Blonde To A Red Head

I've gone red ladies! Yesss i tried to become a blonde but it just didn't work for me. No matter what i did i couldn't get that orange to go away. My roots were bleach blond but my ends lord have mercy were a crazy orange color !  

so i went to the beauty supply store and they told me to just use a regular blond hair color because it will tone and get rid of the orange. Of course i would already have the color in my hair when i realize the the the color of the dye bottle! In my blonde dye bottle was orange hair dye long story short i dyed my whole head orange!
I tried to rock it y'all Just make it look decent. Everybody loved the color my girlfriends my parents who hate every color other then my natural hair color loved this horrible color. I had to dye my hair again  i just refused to go into thanksgiving with orange hair! No matter how many complements i received my mind was set i chose two shades of red.
Creme of nature Intensive Red was the the first color it would of been the only color if i bought two boxes. It takes two boxes to cover my whole head so i couldn't find the same box so i had to match it with another. I went to every drugstore and beauty supply store in town before i found a color.
Texture & Tones Blazing Burgundy slightly lighter then the intensive red so i put this one in the back of my head.
Creme of Nature intensive red dye placed in the front i sectioned the back and added Texture & tones to the back

I left the color in for an hour rinsed and deep conditioned. Blew my hair dry i started to flat iron but decided to just do a twist out instead  i did flat iron two section to show the color difference.The back is a raspberry red  kind of pinkish color.

The front was a deep red  the two shades complement each other beautifully.
To bring this long post to a close I used my Cantu Shea butter coconut curling creme A wonderful product smells amazing leaves your hair soft and moisturized for days without having to add any other products! anyways here is my twist out! 
Just pinned up the sides to get this curly mow hawk. I loved all of these product i will be buying the same colors to touch up my colors . check out these brands ladies they are affordable six bucks each! give them a try here are the links. Creme of Nature hair colors    

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Kiss Ever Pro Lash Starter Kit

I got a chance to test this kiss  lash kit out By way of influenster. 100% human hair the packaging is very cute  Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit provides everything you need for amazing lashes instantly! Each kit includes 1 pair of Eyelashes, 1 3g Adhesive,and 1 PRO Lash Applicator. The new PRO Lash Applicator allows for a flawless application every time! Kiss lashes come in a variety of styles that are perfect for everything from day wear to a formal evening event.This kit can be found at Walgreens for 4.99.
I love the idea of lashes i just can't seem to put them on no matter how hard i try. This kit appealed to me because it claims to make application so easy. The lashes themselves are beautiful and full they don't feel like human hair though there very hard feeling. The tweezers one of the main attractions to the kit that's supposed to make everything so easy really didn't help me much. The tweezers are cheap plastic nothing to buy the kit for just to get a pair. The 24 HR hold glue is watery and takes forever to get tacky  my lashes wouldn't stick so i ended up using my own glue. All in all would i buy this starter kit No But i would buy the lashes themselves I love the style and they are very durable . 
To check out  more from kiss check out their website check out more kiss products

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I'm hungry so Let's get cooking!

Spicy egg scramble

I've been on a low carb diet for a year i lost 75 pound so far. I went through somethings and forgot all about my diet now i'm trying to get back and burn off what I've gained and more so it's back to being carb free. Anybody who has tried a carb free diet knows it's hard to get full and you end up feeling hungry and annoyed!! So here is something that always fills me up and i know i can burn off easily.
                          Heat your oiled  pan on low flame
 slice one jalapeno and one onion
 Add to your pan 
 Add whatever seasoning you like i'm using garlic
 Add salt to taste 
 Cover and let sit for five minutes stir once in between

 Grab your eggs and beat them
 After eggs are beaten season with salt and garlic
 Check on your pan stir and taste if you like turn up the flame a litte to get ready for the eggs.
 Add your eggs and let sit for a few seconds then scramble 
When scrambling is done grab a dish and your dressing!
I'm using shredded cheddar and sour cream

Add some pepperoni if you like i love spice so i dashed some hot sauce on top bon appetit!

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact

NYC New York Color's all-in-one compact gives you everything you need for a complete eye look: primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows. With four vibrant colors designed for your eye color, you can create a look as individual as you are!

 This little beauty came in my Influenster blogger box. Equipped with four shadows a primer and a illuminator. All of the shadow are a satin finish the primer feels good on the lid but creases like no other.
The illuminator is supposed to transform any of the shadows into a completely  different color. It didn't really do anything for me in that aspect. It did however do the job as a highlighter after contouring my nose.
 Although i'm not big on the shades in the palette they are quite nice soft and blendable. Overall this is a nice little palette to keep in your purse. I know i will be checking out more shades a whole palette for 4.99 not bad at all. If you haven't tried NYC yet Check them out at www.newyorkcolor.com


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Not your mothers smooth moves frizz control hair cream

 I fortunately found this product in my in influenster box.  The packaging for this product is so cute especially the product info  on the back  which reads.."Got Frizz? Straighten up and tame that mane... or whatever you call it. SMOOTH MOVES™ is your call to fighting out of control hair and will help reduce your styling time. Infused with natural coconut & silk extracts this salon formula will keep you thinking straight all day."
I have curly hair so i decided to flat iron my hair and put this bad boy to good use.

I added not your mothers smooth moves to my freshly washed hair and blew it out then flat ironed. My hair felt soft and had less fly away's  
My hair loves this stuff not your mothers smooth moves. As you can see my hair is shiny and frizz free! I got a chance to test this product thanks to influenster. I will definitely be buying the full size and checking out more more from their line. Check them out http://www.nymbrands.com/