Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Ipsy Glam Bag

It's the last day of January! Can you believe that we're 31 days into 2013? January is the beginning of a New Year & fresh new starts. I was looking forward to the January Ipsy Glam Bag to see what new items to add to my routine or replace. Let's take a look into the glam bag for January:
  • Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ($14 Value .5 oz - - used as a daily treatment for nails, hair, or skin. I've used it as a face moisturizer when I get out of the shower. I have combination skin and noticed a difference in my face. I also use it at the ends of my hair for less frizz and shine.
  • Sexy Hair Spray & Play ($17.50 Value 10.6 oz  - - living in South Texas we have some crazy weather and this spray does it's thing. Where I live there is so much humidity that it's very rare I fix it because within minutes of stepping outside it's flat and up in a crazy bun it goes.
  • Nailtini in Bloody Mary ($13 Value - Tini Beauty) - Made in the USA, Triple-Free. I love this nail polish! My manicure lasted about a week (without a top coat), so I've been impressed with the brand. It's also the perfect color for Valentine's Day, too.
  • Soho Beauty Concealer Brush ($7.99 Value - Soho Beauty) - These brushes are pretty amazing and affordable. The first set of brushes I tried was the SOHO Travel Brush 5 pc. set that included a blush brush, foundation brush, all-over-eye shadow brush, smudge brush, and a travel-size cosmetic bag. The concealer brush was the perfect addition to this set. They are very affordable if you are on a budget, so I highly recommend them.  
  • Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter ($7 Value - Pacifica Perfume) - notes of Strawberry, Raspberry, Mandarin and Italian Sweet Orange. I opened that bottle and fell in love. The smell is so invigorating! It's currently my go-to lotion and perfect for Spring. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Palmolive Fresh Infusions

Palmolive recently came out with Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soap in yummy scents: Lime Basil, Lemon Thyme, & Ginger White Tea. I was chosen by Influenster to test these products complimentary and given a series of tasks to complete.
Here's a couple of questions asked:
  • Your favorite scent and why?: Ginger White Tea, I love the smell of White Tea, I own several White Tea hand soaps from Dial (You never know when you'll run out. Plus, I've been using coupons to stock up, too.)
  • Which scent you shared with a girlfriend - what did she think of it?: I shared the Lime Basil with my mom, since she ran out of dish soap. She used it the other night while washing dishes and the entire kitchen smelled. I related the scent to Skittles.
  • Where you can find Fresh Infusions™? - Walmart or Target!

  • When I first got the box in, I knew exactly what I was going to test them out on...MAKEUP BRUSHES! Yes, you read correctly. I washed my makeup brushes in the Ginger White Tea. I find that dish soap cleans brushes more effectively and it's cost efficient. Once the brushes dried, they were left with a light flowery scent and soft to the touch. I store them under my bathroom cabinet for later use. I cleaned 25+ makeup brushes and you can hardly tell I've used the bottle. Remember, when cleaning your makeup brushes that the soap/shampoo you'd use should be minimal. You don't want to have tons of bubbles and taking a lot of time getting the soap out from the bristles.

    The second use for me...BATHE THE DOGS! Ok, so I have TWO 2 1/2 year old pups that are not the most excited about bath time unless it's a shower. Yes, my dogs will occasionally take a shower (I'm normally in the shower with them). So, one's petite and the other twice her size (he's a boy - go figure he's the bigger one). I had to bathe them separate this time because I had no help, they can get pretty crazy at the same time. I used the soap because it's been said that it helps kill fleas. I left it on them for about 5 minutes, rinsed, then shampooed with their regular dog soap. I will say it worked!

    I plan on using my FIVE coupons at the nearest Walmart or Target to stock up before I run out or the coupons expiration date. I'd suggest testing these products out for yourself.

    Check these websites for more information:
  •  Palmolive® website (Click Here)
  •  Influenster review page: (Click Here)

  • Disclaimer:
    This product was received complimentary through Influenster. The opinions given are 100% my own.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Review: Motives Color Perfecting Foundation Quad

    Back in August/September, I received this Motives for LaLa Color Perfecting Foundation Quad in Medium Dark from a wonderful woman, Ronica Dorries Garcia, who create a group for her team/promoters. I signed up to become a promoter to educate those about Motives and test out new products.

    (From the website) 
    Primary Benefits of Motives® Color Perfection Quads: 
    • All-in-one quad to contour, highlight and conceal
    • Build your foundation from medium to full coverage
    • Customize your foundation with four shades to match your skin tone
    • Moisturize and condition for smoother-looking skin
    • Great for all skin types
    • Paraben, fragrance, oil and dye free

    This has been my go-to compact the last few months. I've learned when applying this product, a little goes a long way unlike other foundations. I do use a face primer underneath the quad and I typically pick two-three darker shades to mix my perfect shade, then use the lightest as a concealer. My best foundation applying tip is to use a damp blending sponge to apply the product all over. The product retails for $35 but it's definitely worth the price. To get your own, go to Ronica Dorries Garcia - Motives Website: (Click Here)

    Friday, January 11, 2013

    mark. Magalog 1 *GIVEAWAY*

    *WIN* mark. Tech Savvy Clutch

    It's a clutch! It's a tablet case! It's… both! You decide its usage; either way, it's adorably chic in kelly green with an equally bold blue lining. Faux pebbled leather with rose goldtone turnlock closure.11 1/2" L x 9" H; fits tablets measuring 10 1/2" L x 8 1/4" W and smaller.

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    mark. Special Offer 1/11-1/18

    Happy New Year, Social Beauties! We just had our very first mark. National Call of the year last night! It was very informative and I'm pumped for the new year! So, what's a call without a special promo for the reps and customers? Take advantage today, January 11 - Friday, January 18th to get a FREE Serious Rock Ring, it's absolutely fabulous and it's perfect for 2013's Color of the Year: Emerald. Spend $65+ at my e-boutique (click here) to get yours!