J’adore BITE Beauty: Review of #TheLipPencil VoxBox

From matte liquid lipsticks to sheer washes of color, lip products are perennial favorites for so many fashionistas because they can instantly change your look with minimal effort. While some brands focus on a full range of cosmetics, BITE Beauty is one that really stands on its own for doing one thing really well: lipstick.

Earlier this month, Influenster sent me the #TheLipPencil VoxBox from BITE Beauty and obviously, I was very excited. It’s lipstick for crying out loud! While I never experimented with their collection of lipsticks and pencils prior to receiving this package, it really piqued my interest. I love adding new lipsticks to my collection for a look that is bold, complementary to my mood and definitely one of a kind. (more…)

Unwinding with #OrvilleCWC This Winter: Review of ‘Caramel & White Cheddar Popcorn’


Last month I was lucky enough to not only relax at home with family and friends for the holidays, but was given the opportunity to taste test the latest Orville Redenbacher creation treat care of Influenster Canada with the Orville Redenbacher VoxBox. As a huge fan of popcorn (and the beautiful city of Chicago), you can imagine my excitement when Orville’s latest concoction was a gourmet bag inspired by the famous “Chicago Mix,” featuring a blend of caramel and white cheddar popcorn.

I’ve tried plenty of popcorn companies and Orville is one I seriously love. The combo of sweet, buttery caramel and savory cheddar is very well done, and one that blends perfectly for a snack that is super addictive and the quintessential accent to your couch potato day. Throughout my journeys to the Midwest, the “Chicago Mix” has been a favorite among so many for the mere fact that the two very different flavors help to satiate two cravings at once. The two flavors together might sound a little awkward, but it’s totally awesome as the flavors play on the sweet and salty really well, with a sort of nutty finish. It’s super rich in its flavor, and the perfect accent to a lazy weekend with a Blue Moon or crisp rosé wine. I love that it was also a super fun treat for the holidays too! I can see this being passed around at parties or just a night in with movies.

I definitely recommend it, especially if you are looking for a great snack to complement your sweet tooth without over indulging. Orville Redenbacher’s Caramel and White Cheddar Gourmet Popcorn is now available at your local grocery store and totally ready to eat.

Have you tried any of the new Orville products? What were your thoughts? Share with me in the comments below.

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I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing (and tasting) purposes. Thank you, very much Influenster! Follow them on their social networks at TwitterFacebookPinterestInstagramGoogle+, and YouTube, for updates and how you can be part of the Influenster community!

Influenster Unboxing Video for #BioreBakingSoda VoxBox

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What a month it’s been! Between all the traveling back and forth before, during and after spring break, I finally got a chance to edit and upload the video I filmed at home for the Influenster Biore Baking Soda VoxBox. Seriously, what a month March has been. Thankfully, just a few more days and it’s over. This girl’s been super busy filming news stories all-month long for my journalism classes, so filming this little unboxing-review-thing (in addition to hanging out with friends, family and David Cook over the spring break) was a welcomed distraction. Today I got around to uploading it to YouTube, so check it out if you want to see me unbox some awesome items. I wish it could have been more exciting with confetti and wine, but alas, when you’re home with the folks, you get the drift.

Be sure to check out the review here (and of course, the grand unboxing video here). Again, it’s such a great product and I highly recommend it. Biore does not disappoint.

Have you tried any of the Bioré products? What were your thoughts? Share with me in the comments below.

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I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. Thank you, very much Influenster! Follow them on their social networks at TwitterFacebookPinterestInstagramGoogle+, and YouTube, for updates and how you can be part of the Influenster community!

Clean Slate for #BioreBakingSoda: Review of Bioré Baking Soda VoxBox

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Last month, Influenster sent me the Bioré® Baking Soda VoxBox much to my surprise because I am a huge Biore fan! It was as if Influenster knew I wanted to try this product out for months so receiving the package in my mailbox felt like Christmas all over again. I have been a fan of the Japanese company since I was a teenager and love their products to pieces. As a consumer advocate who really values the Influenster community’s foundations based on forthright reviews, I love being able to share my thoughts and opinions on products that really matter to so many. (more…)

#LovingLANEIGE: Review of Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream


Earlier this fall, Influenster sent me the #LovingLANEIGE VoxBox and I got to say, I was really excited! I had never heard of the company prior to receiving the complementary product to test, but upon further reading on this innovative Korean skincare brand, I knew I was in for a real treat. Inspired by the energy of water, LANEIGE aims to bring out the natural radiance of your skin and after two months of use, I can proudly say this is a product that delivers. (more…)

Reasons To Love Influenster

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge social media enthusiast. I have a few friends who continue to cringe at social media’s progression and every network popping up because they believe it’s more of a voyeuristic aspect to living than anything else. From throwing excuses like, “my friends are not on this network” to “I don’t want people to know what I’m doing”, such reasons for not wanting to partake in social media show an interesting level of shortsightedness. If we look at social media from an objective and realistic point of view, not only can you reap the benefits of connecting with like minds and generating a discussion, but help to market genuine products through honesty. (more…)

Bend The Rules: Review of Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara

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This past summer, I was able to test out the Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara care of Influenster Canada. If you don’t know what Influenster is, it’s an incredible community for social media enthusiasts like myself who share thoughts and reviews on various products they like or dislike. Through submitting reviews of products–new and old–you can qualify for free products to test out and review. I was lucky to receive this one! (more…)

Garnier to the Rescue! Review of Fructis Damage Eraser

A few weeks ago I took part in an Influenster Twitter Party for Garnier Canada, in promotion for the new Damage Eraser line. It was fun getting to read what other Garnier enthusiasts had to say about the latest product from a company that continues to deliver. As part of the Twitter Party, Influenster asked some questions to fans and I was lucky enough to win an exclusive Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser VoxBox! (more…)