makeup

Revlon Mega Multiplier: Review of the #RevlonXLashes

With volume and drama, a strong set of eyelashes have the power to instantly update your look with just a few steps. This past summer, I was granted the opportunity to test out the Revlon Mega Multiplier care of Influenster Canada.

If you don’t know what Influenster is, it is 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 complimentary product to try out in my makeup regime. (more…)

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…)

Your Guide to Being A Natural Knockout This Spring

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For the beauty aficionado, cosmetic and makeup stores like Sephora or Ulta raise the bar of what it means to indulge in eye candy. From a diverse range of favorites to new products arriving daily that help accentuate our features, it’s no kidding we feel a lot like Alice falling down the rabbit hole in Wonderland upon every visit.

But as most women who love shopping for beauty products know, it’s incredibly easy to get carried away. And when we get carried away, we end up with things we don’t exactly need in our beauty regimen.

Since natural looks can be the hardest to achieve—because you want to look beautiful without seeming like you’re overreaching—the secret is working with Mother Nature, not against. Whenever you hit the makeup counters, choose products and tools that help you to bring out your natural beauty and features.

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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…)

The Significance (and Science) of Wearing Red Lipstick

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By now we all know how to master a bold, red lip, but did you know there’s a proven science behind sporting the rich and bright shade? It’s true, ladies. Red lipstick is more than just a pop of instant glamour. It’s a beauty product that’s as much a state of mind as it is a cosmetic accent.

We all love a classic and fearless red lip seen on the puckers of Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, or Angelina Jolie who exude a beaming confidence and attitude every time they hit the red carpet. As a color emerging more and more in our daily lives, red lipstick isn’t a new trend at all. In fact, it has a rather lavish history dating back to the Golden Islamic Age.

With rediscovery and an increasing popularity, studies prove wearing red lipstick actually makes a huge statement on your overall well-being. To make this season truly yours and squeeze spring for every ounce of your personal effort and passion, we share four very scientific reasons why wearing red lipstick is über important to your lifestyle.

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Womanista: November 2015

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By delivering readers informative and creative content through the lens of fashion and beauty, family, wellness, design and current events, this past month was a big one. Here are my contributions to women’s lifestyle magazine, Womanista for the month of November.

Nov. 27, 2015: Womanista Holiday Gift Guide – The Tech Obsessed | At last, the holidays are officially upon us! That means we’re making our lists and checking them twice. {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 26, 2015: What Do Your Food Cravings Really Mean? | We’ve all had a moment where we’ve found ourselves screaming for a Twix like George Costanza. {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 24, 2015: The Single Girl’s Guide to Smart Investing | We get it—investing is intimidating! Just when we think we’ve got our money figured out, we don’t. Likewise, the anxieties of understanding financial jargon can often leave you puzzled and downright scared. {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 23, 2015: Your Guide to Spotting a Liar | While many relationships are built on trust, sometimes people tell lies in an effort to get what they want. {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 19, 2015: 10 Tasty Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes | The turkey might be the celebrity at your dining table this holiday season, but there are plenty more stars setting their sights on your glam tablescape this Thanksgiving! {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 17, 2015:  Hit The Slopes! 6 Dreamy Ski Resort Vacations | With ski towns and resorts ramping up activities, it’s “snow” joke ski season is in full gear.  {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 14, 2015: Soup’s Up! 21 Recipes for a Cozy Dinner | Often seen as a comfort food that sticks to our bones during those cold winter months, soup has made a lasting impression on our dining tables. In many ways, soup is the one food that can hug you back. {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 13, 2015: This Season’s Best All Over Exfoliators | The forceful winds slapping you left, right and center can only mean one thing: winter is coming! And for most of us, that means lots of dry skin. {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 12, 2015: Your Guide to Living a More Creative Life | When we imagine the makings of ourselves, creativity seems like an attribute that should sit high among the ranks of Ivy League stature, a fit physique, and gorgeous hair. {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 9, 2015: 6 Benefits of a Long-Distance Relationship | As our lifestyles grow busier by the second, an estimated 14 million couples in the United States consider themselves in long-distance relationships (LDRs). {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 5, 2015: Check These Boxes Before You Say, “I Do” | Getting married is exciting, but often we’re so busy planning the wedding, we end up neglecting the marriage itself! {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 4, 2015: Apple Cider Vinegar – The Miracle Potion | Hailed as the latest “super fluid” with a growing popularity, apple cider vinegar is taking flight and becoming the newest obsession among millions. {CONTINUE READING…}

Nov. 2, 2015: Pucker Up! 7 Health Benefits of Kissing | Ah, there is nothing quite like a kiss! The way it crawls into the core of our heart, many of us find ourselves getting lost daydreaming about that adoring smooch with our significant other.  {CONTINUE READING…}

#LovingLANEIGE: Review of Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

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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…)