Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Influenster Paradise VoxBox

I realize I've been on an inexcusable hiatus, and I apologize. Im back and I have so much I want to share. I want to take a few minutes to talk about the Influenster Paradise Vox Box. If you are not sure what it is, Influenster is a free online community for people who want to go online and share, review, and discover new products. Ill share a link so you can look into it and become involved as well. click here.

I must have received this over Labor Day weekend. I came home from a long weekend away to these wonderful products. With the exception of the Dr Scholl's Shoe inserts, and NYC Sparkle Eye Dust (because believe it or not... I LOST IT!!) 
  I've already started using some of these products, and I love them so far.
Suave Moroccan Oil 
I love Moroccan Oil, period!! I flat iron, curl, or blow dry my hair daily, aside from dyeing and maintaining my current red haircolor. My hair takes a daily beating. I have been using this everyday on my hair. It makes it feel softer, and shiny. It has a light scent and doesn't leave your hair feeling oily.

Even though I have normal/dry skin. i still get oily in the AZ heat and humidity. I have to say this is by far my favorite of all the products in the box. This creamy cleanser smells so fresh and nice, gently cleans my skin, and it feels soft and fresh. It wakes up my skin in the morning and makes for a nice fresh canvas to do my makeup. 

This Goody TangleFix is not terrible. Its not the best either. I have long thick wavy when wet hair. and it kinda yanked my hair when wet. So I gave it a second chance on air dried hair. it worked ok. the bristles are short and a little bit sharp so be careful you don't scrape your scalp.  My hair tends to tangle at the end of the day, so i tried it then. It was not pretty I pulled out a lot of hair. i think this brush will work fine ofr someone with normal or fine hait. Its a decent product. My air may be too long or thick to work with. 

Although I somehow lost my NYC Sparkle Eye Dust. I did get a chance to swatch it on my hand. It was a gorgeous color. I've never tried these before and I would have definitely like this shade for fall. One thing I did notice was that the applicator dispenses an excessive amount of sparkle dust. Gave me the impression that you would either waste a lot of product or have a lot of fallout if you applied it directly from the applicator. Still it was pretty and I hope i find it. 

I havent tried the Dr Scholl's products yet. If you are not an influenster member yet, and want in on the action and new products visit:

Please note: "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I am not paid to receive, try or review any of them, this is my personal and honest opinion"

Monday, January 7, 2013

❤❤ My Obsession with Pink ❤❤ Pt 1

 This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, that I'm obsessed with PINK. I love the color in every shade.  I love anything in pink, it makes me happy, and makes me feel pretty. My drug of choice is pink lipstick.  Maybe because I have darker skin, I feel I can pull off the darker brighter pinks. I think i have maybe 20 or more pink lipsticks. These are some of my current favorites.

 I am in love with MAC Girl About Town, its beautiful, and looks gorgeous. I get a ton of compliments when I wear it.   And if you haven't tried Pink Pigeon, you need it in your life!! Oh, I know I am not the only one who jumped for joy when MAC made CYY part of their permanent line. YAY!!!  FYI: If you missed out on Pink Pigeon, you can get a close dupe Milani Rose Hip (see below) at Walgreens or CVS.

Even though I can be a bit of a brand snob at times, I love a good bargain and I love finding great, beautiful colors at drugstores. These are some lovely lippies that are super affordable.  I love shopping at Walgreens or CVS becuause they have rewards programs that can save you money. I used my rewards and got the Revlon lipstick for $1.50. Can't go wrong with that.  

My lighting is a little off but I tried. These colors are gorgeous and have good staying power. I am crazy about the Covergirl Lipsticks. I love the texture, and I have used them and gone out, ate dinner and drinks and the color was still there. didn't need to reapply. Milani has a bit of a waxy smell but the color and texture is nice and would def re-buy this product. There colors are pretty intense and nicely pigmented. So I can deal with the scent. NYX is one of my faves. really nice color, pigment, and they go on and stay on really nice. and Revlon is kind of like a staple. I have always had at least one or two revlon lipsticks. They are classic and true to color.  


Monday, December 24, 2012


                                      What's your favorite thing about Christmas?
                                                                Real Tree or Fake?
Fake. With our dog I've always been afraid he would pee on it lol. Plus I hate vacuuming.

 Giving Presents or Receiving Presents?
Both. My Boyfriend pick a charity organization every year and give presents to those less fortunate than us. Its something I learned as a child to always help and share. 

Do you open your presents Christmas morning or evening?
As a child we would open them Christmas Eve and I hated that. I love the anticipation of waking up Christmas morning to open gifts. It totally ruins Christmas for me if Presents are opened before

Handmade Christmas Cards or Bought?
We always buy our cards, because we like to be cheesy and make Christmas photo cards with our dog Louis

What's your favorite Christmas Film?
Its A Wonderful Life, Love Actually, The Family Stone, and Deck the Halls for a good laugh.

What's your Favorite Christmas Food?
I'm a Mexican so I'd have to say TAMALES!! This year Ben and I are making homemade pizza.
What is your favourite make up look for the festive season?
I reach for gold, and shimmery  shadows and red lips. 

What is the best Christmas present you have ever received?
Hard to say since I've never gotten a gift I didn't like

What are your favourite Christmas songs?
Jingle Bells Batman Smells 

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
No we dont

Talk us through your typical Christmas day.
Wake up, open presents, eat yummy snacks, watch Christmas movies all day. 

Do you have any funny Christmas memories?
I do. Most from my childhood and with my family. I also remember lots of drama. Yikes!!

Do you still have advent Calenders?
Yes i have a Charlie Brown one I got last year

When do you start getting excited about Christmas?
Right after Thanksgiving when I put up my tree, and decorations

Merry Christmas

     A very Merry Christmas to all of you. May you enjoy this holiday with the ones you love. Hopefully you are all on the nice list and you get many gifts filled with all the beauty products you love.  
Rozy Cupcakes

Friday, November 23, 2012

November Ipsy Bag

Not too impressed with this months Ipsy ( Glam bag). I think we can agree that the star of this was the Nailtini Nail Polish ( glittery gold with green specks). I had swatched the  Bare Minerals Moxie lip gloss at Sephora on my last trip there, and didnt really like it. I though it was a bit to thick and stick. The color is a pretty berry color. I just don't think I'll be using it. I've only ever really likes one BM lip gloss, that I recently used up . It was a super shimmery sheer Pink. I think the name was April. The Black Starlet Eyeliner is just ok. 
I prefer a supper smooth liker like UD Perversion or Tarte Smolder Eye Pencils. I dont like pencils that tug on my eyelids. So another product I wont use. I got the Matt Batali dark chocolate brown shadow. One I'm not a big fan of either matte or dark brown shadows. on my skin it just looks like I have dirty eyelids, lol. A friend suggested using it as a brow powder. So maybe that would work.  Its hard to tell with the Chella brow gel. Im very partial to Anastasia brow gel and I guess I can only tell if I give it a try. There was a coupon included for $20 off Just Fab. ive never tried using them. and buying shoes online is kinda tricky unless its something like TOMS that I regularly wear. I just like to try them out and get a feel for them. I wonder that their return/ exchange process is like. Or even the quality of the shoes. I don't know. Too many questions. Lastly the bag itself. blahhhh!  Need I say more. 

Where have these been all my life!!!

OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) - LIP TAR
I am head over heels for these OOC Lip Tars!! I bought them for $16 each at . I am a total pink girl. If its pink I love it. Whatever it is!! So I could'nt resist these. I'd read about them online and saw many blogs and youtube vids raving about these so I go two colors both bright pinks. Anime a darker bright hot pink, and Nylon a neon pink. Nylon is supposed to be a close dupe for MAC Candy Yum Yum. I missed out on CYY so you be the judge. I also purchased the Prep and Prime lip tar.  I have read the this product will tend to bleed if you dont use the primer and a lip liner. I have plenty of pink lip liners to match so I'm prepared. I swatched both colors . the smaller pic in the corner has all three colors. Oh, i asked for a sample of the red lip tar in NSFW. It is super red and kinda sexy so I think Im gonna venture out f my pink comfort zone and get that one too. the larger middle pic is a combo of both Nylon and Anime together. I love that shade. and I think it looks good with my skin tone. These come with applicator brushes and I tried using one of them and didnt think it gave me the control I needed with this product, so instead I'm using the timy little black liner brushes that came with an Elf lip pot and gel liner (that I never used), the brushes are perfect for this. 

Ulta Hauls

I know Im so behind on post here, and I wanted to share some of the new items I purchased at ULTA. I'm pretty sure some of these will be making the November favorites list. To be honest in the past I may have used only one or two NYX Products. I believe it may have been an eyeshadow and a blush, and were talking 2008ish. However I recently rediscovered it and I have to admit that I have a new found love for NYX. ULTA is the only place other than online where I can find it. I love shopping online, but I prefer to swatch products before buying them. So if anyone knows where I can find NYX besides ULTA let me know please. 
TOP LEFT: NYX Lipsticks in Fusion- which is a lovely sheer fuschia. and Gem a sheer berry color. The first thing that caught my eye was the price.  They were on clearance for 1.99 each. and I got the last ones. The colors are kinda summery but they are still pretty for winter. Im not a big fan of the dark lip colors. 
TOP MIDDLE AND RIGHT & BOTTOM RIGHT: Swatches of the bottom right products. Color on the right is Covergirl Lipstick in Heavenly, a very pretty pinkish brown shade. At least thats how it looks on me.  the second is NYX  lipstick in Narcissus super pretty baby pink. and a swatch of NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Knight. its a blackish forest green. I used it with a shimmery olive green shadow and it looked fab. ( sorry I didn't take a pic) . I got some Ardell false lashes because I cant help myself . And as many of you know I love Kat Von D concealer, and I thought I would give a less inexpensive product a chance and i bought this NYX HD Concealer in Tan . Im pretty pleased with it. It does its job and the coverage is good. It feels a little on the runnier side but once its set its just as good. So I may re-purchase this one. And my can't live without products. Tarte blush/bronzer duo in Dollface & Park Ave Princess. I love these little duos, they're only like $15 for both. they last a pretty long time, and look so pretty on any skin tone. 
BOTTOM LEFT:  Along with the NYX lipsticks I also got a blush in Summer Peach, super pretty shimmery peach/pink. The color is very similar to one of my favorites NARS Super Orgasm. So if you are looking for a close dupe, for less than 5 bucks, definitely give this a try. I picked up NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean as I had finished the last one I had months ago but its always out-of-stock. and I couldnt resit the urge to try something from the new  Kardashian line. I got a Khroma Beauty face palette in "Kim's Kaedazzle". Its so pretty and the colors are perfect for creating a smoky eye. It includes 8 eyeshadows 4 matte and 4 shimmery, a blush, highlighter, and bronzer. for about $12.  Of course I used my coupons, and cashed in a rewards so one of the NYX lipsticks was free!! and thats how I like to shop.