Tuesday, April 14, 2015

YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara Review



*Hello everyone! I am here to show you this luxurious mascara by YSL that I was sent to try out from Influenster. First of all, I have to admit how shocked and excited I was when I got chosen for this VoxBox. YSL VOXBOX? Come on!!! I couldn't believe my eyeballs when I first heard it even existed. Then I was a lucky gal to be receiving this awesome box. Anywho, on to the juicy details...

So this mascara being one of their best sellers was reformulated with Lash Care and supposed to not dry out. (Assuming that was a common issue before?) It provides "Intense Volume, Intense Color, and Intense Care". B5 Pro-Vitamin ingredient helps strengthen and protects your lashes. Comes in 6 signature shades: High Density Black, Rich Brown, Extreme Blue, Fascinating Violet, Burgundy and Deep Night. I am all about strengthening and lash care because over time my lashes has gone through some ugly days. Gotta give them love too.



Below I posted a photo of my eyes, before and after with this product. I applied just one coat top and bottom. Definitely gives a lot of volume and drama to the lashes. You can feel the conditioning of the lashes every time you brush it across. Felt quite amazing and the smell... oh YSL you never fail on your scents! Only downfall for me was the curling power. Not surprised that it did not hold my curl. Usually I have to use a waterproof formula in order for my curls to hold up all day. Luckily, this mascara does come in a waterproof formula so I think I am in luck! Other than that, I am very impressed and content with the application this mascara provided.



Have you tried this mascara before? If so, what are your thoughts on it? What is your favorite or holy grail mascara? Would love to hear your opinions! :)



FTC: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review: Voloom - Hair Volumizing Iron

Hey loves! Today I will be reviewing an awesome hair gadget that will give life to your hair like you've never seen before. Are you a victim of dull, fine, limp, no volume type of hair? *raises hands* Well no more worries because this tool is simple, easy and will instantly transforms your hair!







Here is what came in my package... the volumizing iron, sectioning brush, 3 grip clips, and travel pouch.




Close up details of the iron... notice the ceramic coated grid like pattern or what they call "Volume Pockets" to help lift the top layers up and away from the scalp. Has a mini LED digital temperature for precise heat control up to 390 degrees. Comes with a locking mechanism that protects the iron when stored away. Neat!




Here are *Before & After* Photos of how this little tool will change the way you fix your hair~ forever!
(My daughter wanted to be the hair model for today's review. Thanks to her beautiful long locks, I was able to achieve a beautiful volumized hair.)




*The texture and shape of how your hair looks like underneath the layers. You want to style inside your layers and overlap your top layers over that. I did her hair very lightly to give a subtle amount of volume. Of course you can always add more texture for more volume! Click *HERE* for more info on how to achieve this with step by step instructions.




Side profile *Before & After* of the volumized hair. Definitely a dramatic lift in the hair compared to the original Before pic. Winning! What's really cool is you can go days without washing your hair and keep this gorgeous volume for days. It works with freshly washed hair or 1-2 day old hair as well. So you can achieve this hair anytime, any day, all day if you want.




Overall, I was really impressed with this tool. Left the hair nice and silky smooth. No worries about damaging as long as you follow the instructions and take care of your hair well. This is was definitely something I've been needing in my hair life for so long. I've always struggled with limp, no volume in my hair. The everyday women does not want to get up and spend time to blow dry and style their hair daily. Well at least I don't. ha ha... so this is definitely the solution for my hair problems and hope it will be yours too.

You can check out more info, photos and purchase here ---> VOLOOM

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Review: 2015 Chrysler 200C



Hello to all! Hope everyone has been enjoying their holidays. Christmas is right around the corner and time is flying by. 2015 is almost coming to an end... Anyone else not feeling the holiday spirit yet? hehe what I need is some Christmas music around me to get in the mode.

Well here I am with another amazing vehicle review of the brand new 2015 Chrysler 200C AWD Fully Loaded. My first impression of driving a Chrysler was not the greatest since I've driven one in the past. Obviously it was a bad experience but it was about 10 years ago. Preferably, I enjoy driving import vehicles over American but this car was definitely a game changer. I have to say, Chrysler stepped up in the design department to a whole new level from the past. Bravo! Look how beautiful this car is in the Lunar White paint). I was squealing with excitement to hop in and take it for a spin. Let's get to the details...



Moldings, door frames, and door handles trimmed in sleek chrome.



Keyless Entry with a touch of the handle... door opens for your convenience.
(Must have option for us busy moms with our hands full!)



High-tech center console with ton of options such as Dual Climate Control, Electric Park Brake, and a unique Rotary E-Shift knob for more space.



Sleek remote that includes an auto start option! This starts the engine from up to 200 feet away and cools/heats the car interior before you hop in. Brilliant!!! I have a mini demo of how this works on my Instagram...
CLICK HERE.



Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof. Looks so fancy on this sedan!



Huge 8.4" Touchscreen display with literally "everything" on it. I mean this car has "APPS"... who need's a phone? haha



Back Seat arm rest w/ cup holders & compartments, seats flips down for more trunk space. You get that extra length trunk space.




Below I listed my top favorite features about this car.
  • Smart Remote Start
  • Rotary E-Shift knob
  • 8.4" Touchscreen display
  • Forward Collision Warning w/ Active Braking
  • ParkView Rear Back-up Camera
  • Keyless Enter & Go w/ Start/Stop Button
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • Fuel Economy (18 city/ 29 highway)
  • 9-Speed Automatic w/ Paddle Shifters
  • Heated Front Seats & Heated Steering Wheel
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • AC/Heater for the rear seats
  • Parallel Park Assist and Perpendicular Park Assist
  • Uconnect AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV system
  • Extended Trunk Space
  • Sport Mode


The base price for this fabulous vehicle is listed for $30,425. With all the added luxury options, it comes out to a total price of $38,735. Definitely a price tag of a luxury sedan indeed. Not your mama's Chrysler minivan!


I decided to take this car on our family trip to Six Flags Over Texas. With this car having a V-6 engine with 295 horsepower, the drive was so smooth and fast like a sports car, yet I still felt very safe. Almost forgot I was sitting inside a midsize sedan. Having the navigation on that huge 8.4" touchscreen really made it easier for me to find my way around. This car saved my families life that evening. The weather decided to flip out on us and got super cold all of sudden. Having that Smart Remote Start option got the car heated up perfectly just in time we got inside. I couldn't be more thankful for the heated steering wheel! Kept my frozen fingers nice and toasty. These luxury options really came in handy and I feel that every car should include them as well.

Overall, I fell in love with this car so much more than I thought I would from the beginning. Sadly, I only had it for less than a week so didn't get to take full advantage of it. The options are endless in this car and great for anyone who are all about premium details with a sporty performance. Great fuel economy midsize sedan for singles or even larger families. Our family of 5 fit perfectly into this spacious sedan. This experience definitely got me giving Chrysler a second chance again... Kudos to them! Check them out on the web *Click Here* for more info and details on building your own 200C.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

REVIEW: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE



Hello lovelies! So you are probably wondering why there is a photo of a car instead of an eyeshadow palette or tube of lipstick in my post. Well today I will be changing it up a little by reviewing an awesome automobile instead of beauty products! I promise you will love this as much as I do. Keep reading...

So I was fortunate enough to be able to test drive this brand new 2015 model Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE for an entire week! *Jumps for joy* I mean who wouldn't be thrilled to have a new car for the week? Personally, I have never driven a Mitsubishi ever so this was going to be a first. One of my friends and her entire family drives Mitsubishi's, so I figure there is a clear reason behind this addiction? Prior to receiving the vehicle, I had done a little research on my own to get a little insight of this car and what it has to offer. I was shocked by all the amazing features this crossover came with and super anxious to take this for a ride!


5 Seater - 4 cylinder engine - FWD (Front Wheel Drive) - 148 Horsepower



Fast-key passive entry system - no digging for keys anymore! Just a push of a button and the door opens... Every mom knows the misery of digging through a messy purse for her keys... not anymore!



Sleek modern designed shift knob with Tiptronic for faster and more performance! Hey who said you can't drive a crossover like a race car? ha ha ~Vroom Vroom!



710W Rockford Fosgate Premium Sound System w/ 9 speakers.
6.1" Touchscreen Display. Psssst! Loving Sirium XM...



Sportronic® Steering wheel with audio control options. No need to reach over anymore, all the options are right in front of you!



Beautiful Panoramic Glass Roof with LED illumination going straight across.



Spacious trunk space with 10 inch unbreakable subwoofer.



60/40 split fold-down tear seats for extra storage space.



These were my top favorite features from this car...
  • 6.1" Touchscreen display w,Rockford Fosgate premium sound system (Sirius XM, AM/FM/CD/MP3)
  • FUSE Hands-Free Link System with Bluetooth
  • Rearview Camera System
  • One-Touch Start/Stop Engine Switch
  • Panoramic Glass Roof w/ LED Illumination
  • Fuel Economy (25 city/ 32 highway)
  • 7 Airbags total with side curtain airbags
  • Heated Driver & Front Passenger Seats
  • Super-wide High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights + Fog Lights
  • Fast-key passive entry system with panic feature
  • Foldable back seats for more trunk storage
  • USB connection for audio and cables
  • Eco Drive option for fuel efficiency
Sticker price on this model with premium options is listed for
(MSRP) $25,745.00

Not bad compared to what you usually get for that price? A Toyota Camry? Honda Accord? Kia Optima? Most Crossover SUV's start in the mid $20k and up. I found this quite a deal! Ton of premium options loaded into a $25k car! I'll take it!



My awesome kids that came back from a LEGO event loving this car more than I did... PRICELESS! :)

Overall, I had an amazing one week adventure with this vehicle and highly recommend it to anyone in need of a fuel efficient car that's not too big but spacious at the same time. Preferably I would need a bigger vehicle for the amount of heads in my household but this wasn't bad for us either. The drive was smooth sailing and the options blew my mind. Felt a little *fancy* in my Outlander Sport. Go out and test drive a Mitsubishi and see for yourself! Experience is everything!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

REVIEW: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant



Today, I will be sharing with you one of my newly discovered products that I can't stop loving enough. You guys ready to see what this stuff is all about?

Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant is a rice-based powder exfoliant that is activated upon contact with water. Pretty neat huh? Probably the first time trying a powder based exfoliator. It releases ingredients like Papain, Salicylic Acid, and Rice Enzymes to help lift dead skin cells for a brighter, luminous skin.

"Our unique Skin Brightening Complex helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation while a super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal helps to calm the skin, leaving it extraordinarily clear and refreshed."



Step by Step instructions: The Art of Daily Microfoliant! Easy breezy...



There are two holes where the product dispenses from and makes it easy to not pour the entire bottle. It happens... accidents happen. :)



Step 1: Pour a small amount into palm of hands.


Step 2: Add a little droplets of water to get a nice wet consistency going.


Step 3: Mix the product with your two hands and massage your skin for one minute.


Step 4: Rinse off with water and towel dry your skin. Follow up with your skin care routine.




Pros: Gentle, removes dead skin cells, formulated w/o artificial colors & fragrances.

Cons: Only sold online and professional beauty shops/salon, the price point.

Price: $52 (2.6oz)

Where to buy: www.dermalogica.com

My thoughts: Dermalogica really blew me away with this product. Being a huge exfoliant lover, I figured this would be on par with any other brands out there. I was wrong, it is beyond "nice"... the product is superior and unbelievable. My skin felt so refreshed and soft like a baby's bottom! You can definitely tell that my skin brightened up by a few tones and looks more youthful and fresh. I love pairing this with my Borghese Fango Active Mud Mask right after for a complete full on luxury facial treatment. The fact that it is gentle enough to use daily, I am giving it 5 stars! Most exfoliant's are meant to use 2-3x week. This almost feels like a gentle exfoliating face wash that gives a smooth clean finish afterwards. I can proudly claim this product to be a Holy Grail status. Couldn't imagine my skincare regimen without it. It's that good! Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great gentle exfoliator for daily use.

Check out their *Face Map Our Nation* Campaign hosted across the nation! You can find events to attend in your area for a complimentary Face Mapping Skin Analysis and Share Your Map with Dermalogica for a chance to win a prescribed regimen worth up to $250!!!

Click here for more information: www.facemapnation.com/US

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