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Influenster’s sunkissed summer 2013 voxbox

So excited about being pre-qualified for Influenster’s Sunkissed summer 2013 box. Let’s hope I will be chosen to review the products!sunkissed

Voxbox Description:

“Congratulations! You’ve been selected as a potential candidate for the upcoming Sunkissed VoxBox. Please take the pre-survey by clicking below to be considered.

Please note: this box will contain a product that requires additional care to ensure that each recipient receives the box best for her. This will require an additional few weeks for the selection and shipping process. Final recipients will be announced in June.”

 

Keep your fingers crossed for me that I get to participate in this box, it will be my first VoxBox!

Update (May 30th, 2013)- I just got my confirmation letter telling me that I was chosen to participate with this VoxBox and it will be shipping in mid-June! Yay!  

Have you received a Voxboxes or involved with influenster.com ?

Disclaimer: I am receiving these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. All opinions and thoughts about any product I review are my own.

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Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan oil review

I did not get serious about my skincare until I was about 21. I have wanted to try this product for a couple of years because I have always heard only good things about it. I got this at Sephora in the “Sephora Favorite Super Stars Beauty Essentials” kit. It is 0.5 FL oz. and retails at $14. A little bit goes a long way, and all you need is a few drops. You can use it on your cuticles, face, body, or in your hair!

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I have noticed that it has given my hair a whole new life. I have dry, damaged hair from using heat and coloring my hair and it has completely saved my hair. I put it in after showering when my hair is still damp.

I have also been using this on my face at night after washing/ exfoliating my face and also in the morning in place of a moisturizer and I have gotten compliments on how rested I look (even though I haven’t been getting much sleep) and how radiant my skin is. I have combination skin that at times gets very oily and I was scared about using oil on my face. The oil is so light that it just absorbs into my skin without a trace of looking greasy. I haven’t noticed any clogged pores either.

This is a product that I don’t mind splurging on. I will be buying the bigger bottle when I run out of this.
If you want to try it out, I suggest the smallest bottle for $14/ .5 FL oz. But if you’re worried about using oil in the morning, I suggest the Josie Maran Argan daily moisturizer SPF 40+ lotion as a morning alternative.

Pros:
• This oil can replace at least 3 things in my beauty collection
• Non-greasy and a very light oil
• No smell
• A little product goes a long way
• 100% argan oil
• organic with no chemicals added

Cons:
• $14 per .5 FL oz. is very expensive
• No SPF

You can buy this at Sephora.com or QVC.com

Disclaimer: I was not paid or sponsored for this review, I paid for the product with my own money. All the reviews on this site are my own opinions.

Urban Decay Naked skin BB cream is a dream!

Hello world!

I’ve been using this for two weeks and decided it was definitely time to do a review.

I ordered this from Sephora after hearing great things about it. I purchased the smaller travel size BB cream to try it out. It was $14 for .50 oz and the full size was $34 for 1.18oz     (available at Urbandecay.com or Sephora.com)Urban decay bb cream

At first I was a little concerned when it first came out of the tube, I thought it was going to be way too dark for me (it had an orange tint in the tube). When I put it on, it matched perfectly. I’m in between the shades 3.5 and 4.0 in Naked Foundation (depending on how much I’ve been outside).I have large pores and after I put this BB cream on my skin it was flawless! It’s perfect for summer when you don’t want to wear a heavy foundation.I have been just using a little under-eye concealer, Urban Decay Naked skin BB cream and setting it with Rimmel Stay Matte powder and it stays put. My face feels smoother, and I’ve noticed less imperfections.

Pros:

  • Easy to blend
  • Minimizes pores
  • Good for combination skin
  • SPF protection
  •  Gave my skin a nice dewy glow

Cons:

  • Only comes in one shade (right now)
  • A little runny

Verdict: I will be buying another when I run out of this one.

What’s your favorite BB cream?

Disclaimer: I bought this product with my own money. I was not sponsored for this review and I am not affiliated with the companies mentioned. All of the opinions are my own.

My first Julep Maven box!

Today I received the Julep Maven “It girl” intro box in the mail! I honestly did not think about subscribing to this box until I found out there was a promo for a free box (all I had to do was pay the $3.95 shipping) . I can’t resist a good deal! The packaging is so pretty! I used the Promo: Freemaven which I think still works.

 

In this box I received:

  • Abbie: Sunshine yellow creme  ($14.00)
  • Mackenzie:Sour apple green frost  ($14.00)
  • Eden: bright violet creme ($14.00)
  • Julep.com Nail file ($1?)

One-step polish remover pad sample ($0.99)

Value total in this box = $44.00

Julep is a monthly subscription box that comes with nail products and sometimes other beauty products. It costs $19.99 per month. It is supposed to have at least a $40 value in each box. They send you an email on the 20th of the month to preview the upcoming Julep maven box. If you like what they’ve chosen for you, you don’t have to do anything further, you’re box will be on it’s way. If you like the style of one of the other boxes, want to send it to a friend or just want to skip the month altogether (and the $19.99 charge) you have that option as well. You’re charged the 27th of each month. If you cancel you have to call 1-877-651-3292 you can’t cancel online. I also like that you receive 20% off all products.

 

Pros:

  • I like that you can skip a month
  • You personally pick out what is shipped to you
  • beautiful packaging
  • amazing colors

Cons:

  • Not as much product as I imagined for the 19.99 box (bottles are 8ml)

 

I can’t really complain too much. I only had to spend $3.95 for this whole box and it was processed and delivered to me in less than 4 days from the West Coast to my home on the East Coast. I’m going to give this box  a couple months to see if I love it or not.  Hope you all loved the review!

 

 

 

XOXO- Erin

 

 

Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by this company. I bought this box with my own money. All of the opinions on this blog are my own. I was not paid for this post.