Friday, March 29, 2013

SweetHeart Influenster Beauty VoxBox!

Hi!
If your active on social media then you all have probably heard of the wonderful company Influenster! In turn for an honest review you get to test out a bunch of amazing products! What more can we ask for? I was one of the lucky individuals who received the Sweetheart VoxBox and I am excited to share my thoughts about the items included! Let's get started...

Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid Powered Contour Cleansing System & Shine Minimizing Cleanser:
-This was the items I was most excited to try out when I opened the box! I really enjoyed testing it out and I hoped it would be a good dupe/replacement for a Clarisonic. Now, I have never tried the famous Clarisonic however I would imagine the effects I got with the Olay Va-Va-Vivid to be extremely similar. This product might seem like a gimmick at first and some might not want to incorporate a cleansing tool into their skin routine, but I think it's a nice luxury feeling step that your skin will thank you for and the best part is that it is only $12.99 compared to the $100+ Clarisonic. As for the Shine Minimizing Cleanser, I admit it is a good cleanser however I think people with oily skin would benefit from it more than me (I have combination dehydrated skin.) My skin felt stripped after trying it out and I prefer more moisturizing cleansers. 

Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response:
-As unbelievable as it might sound, I was quite excited to try out this deodorant because I tend to sweat...a lot (TMI?) Anyways, this seemed to work much better than the deodorant I was previously using (Dove) because not only did it smell lovely but it reduced my amount of sweat. I really love the fact that I was not sweating as much and avoiding the embarrassing sweat stains however I am concerned about the fact that this deodorant among many contains Aluminum as its main ingredient and I won't go into details right now but   essentially it isn't good for you. Another concern I have is that yes while it's good to not sweat buckets, is it really good to keep the sweat trapped? Sweating is a form of ridding the toxins from your body so in a way it can be seen as a positive. Hmm... let me know what you think but I will do more research and maybe get back to you on this in a future blog post. 

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray:
-I seriously squealed when I saw the sample size of the sea salt spray because I wan't to try it forever but never got around to it. I love beachy waves so I was very exited to try this product out and I was not disappointed! With a few spritzes my natural waves became more defined and it added a nice texture. This product is great for lazy days because I can just spray this in, scrunch my hair and be good to go. I love the effortless yet put-together effect this has on my hair. I am very impressed with the brand as well, for the price ($6) I think this sea salt spray is fantastic and I am excited to try out a few more products from the line in the future. 

Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars
-I am a big fan of any type of bar that I can throw in my purse and eat later when I don't have time to get lunch, I run out the door without getting breakfast, or as a yummy yet relatively healthy-ish snack. The flavor of the Skinnygirl bar I got was "Greek Yogurt Blueberry Crisp" and to sum it up in one word, it was delicious. I think the flavor is really unique, it was a good size, and it satisfied my hunger/sweet tooth :-) The ingredients aren't horrible for you, so no reason to feel guilty in indulging as well. 

Are guys Influenster members? I hope you enjoyed my mini reviews!

*I received the Influenster VoxBox for free

Let me know if you have any questions about the products or the Influenster program!

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XO-Angelika

Sunday, March 17, 2013

♡Spring Beauty Wishlist♡ 2013

Hi!
So... I thought it would be super fun to share the products I am lusting over! I love looking at wishlists because they are a great source of inspiration :-D Let me know what products your eyeing this Spring!

In no particular order, these are the products that have me drooling :-D

HourGlass Ambient Lighting Powder "Diffused"
YSL "Le Orange" Rouge Pur Couture LipStick
Lorac Pro Palette 
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer
Maybelline Vivids "Fuschia Flash" LipStick
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter
Mac "Stars N Rockets" EyeShadow

I hope you enjoyed seeing the products I am dying to test out! Should I do a Spring Fashion Wishlist? Let me know along with your beauty wishlist! 

Thank you for Reading, Following, & Subscribing!
XO-Angelika