Monday, July 18, 2016

Video Review/Demonstration of Marc Jacobs Glowstick


Influenster Marc Jacobs GlowStick!

Time for another Influenster post!  This time I received a Marc Jacobs beauty product for testing.  I got the Glow Stick.  

In case you haven't heard of this product before, here is what I found on the Sephora website.  

"What it is: 
A portable cream stick highlighter in a first-ever universal shade for instant dewy payoff. 

What it does: 
For the first time ever, Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator imparts a universal glow that flatters all skintones. The sheer cream luminizer gives skin an unparalleled, mist-like radiance that results from the balanced ratio of pearly gold and silver pigments—allowing both warm and cool complexions to beam with covetable, youthful light. Unlike powder luminizers and highlighters, this fresh-looking cream fuses with the complexion for a healthy-looking sheen. To make it even creamier and more touchable than any other cream luminizer, it undergoes a unique process in the lab for its irresistible, silky-soft feeling that never feels wet or sticky. The oval shape of the stick applicator is designed for impeccable one-swipe coverage, fitting perfectly at the tops of cheekbones. The palm-shaped case and roll-up dial are travel-ready, so that you can say goodbye to cracked powder compacts. Glow Stick glides on smoothly and effortlessly for the right dose of dewiness anytime, anywhere. Consider it your portable spotlight. 

What else you need to know: 
Inspired by the fresh, glowy look created for a Marc Jacobs runway show—designed to evoke youthful radiance at an all-night dance party—Marc recreates this glistening sheen with portable, easy-to-use Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator. For best results, apply it with The Shape Contour Brush (sold separately), blending it into the high parts of the cheekbones, the temples, the bridge of the nose, the Cupid’s bow, and at the chin. You can also apply it directly to skin, blending with The Shape Contour Brush or your fingers. Or, apply and blend with fingers where desired for a natural, radiant look."

So...Now you know!!  This product retails for $42.  I know, I know....that's pricey.  But, it's a GREAT value.  It only takes a little...and I mean a very little to get beautiful results.  I can see this really being a one-time purchase type item.  I don't use a highlighter on a regular basis -- only if I'm going out and want to look extra nice...but even if I used this daily, it would last a very long time.  It only takes on light brush of the product along the cheekbones for instant shine.  The product itself is shaped similarly to a deodorant.  It's a soft-solid formula and you can swipe it on your face.  I like to just swipe my fingertip across the top and apply it that way.  It gives a nice subtle shimmer of a highlight. If you are looking for a nice highlighter that is easy to apply and not glaring...this may be the product for you!  It's probably not something that I would have gone out to purchase, but now that I have it I will definitely use it on a fairly regular basis.  

I did receive the product from Influenster for free, however the opinions and reviews expressed here are my own.  

Friday, May 13, 2016

SK-II Review!

I recently received another Influenster Box.  This box contained SK-II products.  I received the Facial Treatment Essence and the Facial Treatment Mask.

I have tried both products and I was pleased with them both.  The mask came in a pouch and was a face shaped cloth pre-loaded w/the treatment.  There was no guesswork in how to apply or how much product to use.  I simply laid the cloth on my face for 5-15 minutes.  I left it on for 10 minutes.  It was very soothing and cooling to my skin.  Once I removed it, there was residue of the product on my face - there were no instructions that told me if I needed to let it absorb, rub it in, or wash it off.  I chose to rinse it off.  The after effect was nice smooth skin.  I couldn't see a big difference from before using the product to after, but that might come with using the mask multiple times.

The Essence is water-like in consistency and you simply rub about 4-5 droplets of the product on your skin.  It's supposed to hydrate your skin and keep it well nourished.  Again, I haven't seen a real difference since using it, but I also haven't been consistent with applying it.  It's very easy to use and has a very mild almost unnoticeable fragrance.

Ultimately, I don't know if I would recommend this product or not -- it is quite pricey.  I would have to see much better results before making the purchase on my own.  Perhaps if I had problematic skin w/dryness or more wrinkles I would see a bigger difference so I may not be the best tester of this product.

I did receive the samples free of charge through Influenster, but the opinions and reviews expressed here are my own.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Influenster Jingle VoxBox review

This was my first multi-product box from Influenster.  I received a number of products.  Here is the list of items from my box:

Rapunzel IttyBitty doll from Hallmark
Pure Ice nail polish color: Home Run
Sample of Bischoff cookies
Coupon for Free Ore-Ida Tater Tots product
NYC 24hr Eyeliner
KISS True Volume false eyelashes (with the adhesive)
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

The IttyBitty doll is adorable!  The tag says $6.95, which isn't overly expensive, but for such a small doll it isn't super cheap either.  It would be cute for a baby or to collect.

I like the Pure Ice Nail color -- coverage is pretty good for a low-cost nail polish (I think it's about $4 at Walmart).  My color is a minty-greenish color and will be a great color for the summer.

I already love biscoff cookies so I was happy to get a sample of those!  They are spicy like a gingerbread cookie -- delicious with Nutella!

My family loves tater tots so we will happily use the coupon for a free bag!  We eat tater tots a few times a month!

I don't often wear eyeliner, so I really don't have a good knowledge base on them, but this one seems to go on smooth and soft.  I got dark brown which works well for my skin tone.

I've never worn false eyelashes before so I am sure it will be quite comical when I try these out!!  I've left it for last as far as completing my tasks required by Influenster.  I've got long lashes already so I'm curious to see what I'll look like with falsies on!  I'm thinking they would be nice for a fancy night out -- I don't have those often, either!!

I've been a cetaphil user for years!  It's my go-to for dry skin.  It's non-greasy and keeps my skin super soft.

As I've said before, I get these products for free from influenster to review.  The opinions and reviews are my own.

Ore-ida Tater Tots review! Jingle VoxBox

I received a coupon for a free Ore-Ida Tater Tots product from Influenster but all opinions and reviews are my own.

My family is a big fan of tater tots from Ore-Ida!  Our favorite is the mini tater tots.  They seem to get a little crispier in the oven than the original size.  We often have these as a side dish when we have Buffalo Chicken sliders for dinner.  And we've even been known to just cook up a whole bag to enjoy as a snack!  I always keep a bag on hand for "emergencies!"

I'm thankful to get a free bag from Influenster!

Ore-Rida Tatchos!! VoxBox Review

In my latest VoxBox, I received a coupon from Ore-Rida for a free tater tots product.  I'm already a big fan of Ore-Rida Tater tots so I was excited to get them for free. (I receive the product for free, but reviews/opinions are mine).

I'm planning to try out my own recipe for Tatchos!  Sort of like regular nachos, but using Tater Tots instead of chips!  There are many many recipes at Kraft Recipes Tatchos Hub and I haven't taken the time to peruse them I don't know if anyone has thought of this recipe or not.

I plan to make BBQ Tatchos using my crock pot BBQ chicken.  I usually cook a 1.5 lb pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts on low with a bottle of BBQ sauce (I buy whatever is on sale), about a 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a crock pot on low for 4-6 hours.  Then remove the chicken and shred it and add it back to the crock pot with the sauce.    While my chicken is back in the BBQ sauce soaking up all the goodness, I will bake my tots.  I'll spread the tots on the plate, top with the BBQ chicken and add some jalepenos for spice!

I can't wait to try this out!

Jingle VoxBox Reviews

So, I got yet another box from Influenster.  This one is called a "Jingle Vox Box" and it contains a variety of products.  You may see more than one post with reviews of products from this box.  First up is Cetaphil Moisturizer.   I've used this for years!  Two of my three daughters suffer from extreme dry skin in the cold winter months.  Since they were babies I've used Cetaphil moisturizer for their skin.  It's easily absorbed into the skin and provides such good moisture!  I'm going to be putting the sample size container I got from my voxbox in my purse to have on hand this winter.

*I received this product for free from Influenster, but the review and opinion expressed are my own.