Friday, June 28, 2013

Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox!

I was so thrilled when I found out I was going to be receiving the Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox!

I wanted to share what I received in my box, reviews of the products will be coming at a later time :)

What I got in my box:

Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel insoles

SinfulShine with Gel Tech Nail Polish
Color: Alfresco

Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream!} Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15
Color tint: Fair to Light

Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics
5 count
Colors: Purple, Gray, Brown, Black, and Pink.

So stay tuned for my reviews of all the products I received. I am really excited to give them all a try!

* * Please Note: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster * *

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June ipsy Glam Bag

June ipsy Glam Bag

The theme this month was - On the Wild Side. Love the pattern on the bag - so cute!

In The Bag.........

Lip Pencil
Color: Bare
Sample Size: 2.4 g
Starlooks' long-lasting, full coverage Lip Pencil enhances the shape of your lips and gives them perfect definition. This creamy, moisturizing formula glides on softly to smooth lips and ensure liptstick stays in place, while extending its wear. Can also be used as an all-over, high-pigmented lip color. Comes in several shade and various finishes to pair with any Starlooks Lipstick, Lip Gloss, or Tendergloss. Starlooks makeup line is entirely lead free and cruelty free.

I like the pencil and how it goes on so easily. The color, eh, not my favorite, makes my lips look even more pale than they already are. But is certainly creamy and easy to use!

Buy It:
Starlooks: $12.00

Rogue Cream Blush
Color: Natural
Sample Size: 0.12 oz / 3.5 g
Adding a healthy glow to cheeks is effortless with the variety of blush styles and shade available from NYX Cosmetics! 
The NYX Powder Blush delivers sheer, silky color that glides on and blends beautifully creating a natural glow.
The NYX Mosaic Blush contains five matte and shimmery shades in one compact blend to create a flush of color and dazzling glow.
* The NYX Cream Blush offers radiant color for a dewy, sultry, long lasting finish.

I really like this blush - love the color. Looks so natural on my skin tone which is nice. I like that I can make it as light or as dark as I would like and so easy to put on too.

Buy It:
NYX Cosmetics: $6.00 for 0.19 oz / 5.3 g

J.Cat Beauty
Sparkling Cream Palette
Color Palette: Volta
Sample Size: 0.1 oz / 3g
Everyone loves a little sparkle! Add a healthy dose of sparkle in your life with the cream palette that comes in a variety of complementing colors. The creamy texture allows the sparkle to be applied easily with an applicator onto your skin.

These are...nice. I'm just not sure what to write about them :) Not something I would have ever bought myself. I could see for a night out to put a little to add a little extra sparkle to yourself. I noticed on me some of the darker glitter shades if I didn't spread them out well enough that it just made my skin look dirty. I plan on trying these in other places to see how they work, look. They are fairly easy to spread out/put in with the little brushes that come in the package. Next time I am going to try to use my finger instead to see how that works with applying it to the skin.

Buy It:
J.Cat Beauty: $4.49

Cailyn Cosmetics
Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner with Brush Built-In
Color: Purple
Sample Size: 0.14 oz / 4g
Whether you are trying to create the eyes of a runway model or the classic look of a 60s Hollywood star, the Cailyn line-fix gel eyeliner can make any style possible. The easy to use built-in brush makes it perfect for taking on-the-go. Create a chic yet casual look right before work, and then update it for a night out with the girls. The Cailyn line-fix gel eyeliner brushes on smooth and stays moist just long enough for wearers to perfect their look. Once dry, the gel is smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours. The highly concentrated pigment of the liner creates lusciously smooth lines and is safe for sensitive eyes. Choose from 13 rich, deep, luminous colors.

I love the color of this eyeliner. But unfortunately I have not figured out how to exactly apply eyeliner to my eyes, so after I tried this out it ended up looking like I had bruised eyelids :-/ I didn't even make a very thick line (thanks to the built in brush, made it easier than some I have tried to get a thin line) I'm not sure if some of it is the shape of my eyes and eye lids or what, but I can not figure out how to apply eyeliner so it looks nice and like it should and like I see others have on their eyes. I like the built in brush so I don't have a brush to loose or anything.

Buy It:
Cailyn Cosmetics: $21.00 for 0.14 oz / 4g 

Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil
Sample Size: 1.4 g
Chella's Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil is a fresh and pretty neutral pencil that will brighten and visibly lift your eyes when lightly applied on the brow bone, dark circle, blemishes, and red spots. Draw a line under the brow with this creamy pencil and then pat gently into place using your ring finger. May be used above the brow for additional highlighting, as well as anywhere you would use a concealer.

I was amazed at how well this works! I had some darker circles under my eyes today and so I used some of this pencil on there and it really helped to diminish the color there! I tried it how they said about to my brow bone, and it did brighten up my eyes. Works very nicely and able to blend it in so it works but so it isn't super noticeable.

Buy It:
Chella: $18.00

What did you get in your ipsy glam bag this month? What product did you like the most? The least? Any product that you are really excited to try?

Interested in signing up for ipsy glam bags? It is $10 a month. And for that $10, every month you get a bag of beauty samples. Go to and sign up today so you can start to receive these fun bags in the mail!

Friday, June 21, 2013

ChaLean Extreme - Push Phase Results

Well, I am done with the Push Phase of ChaLean Extreme now! I am still really enjoying these videos and is still something I can see myself continuing for a long time.

Stats when I started ChaLean Extreme Burn Phase...Stats at end of Burn Phase/Beginning of Push Phase...Stats at end of Push Phase

Body Fat: 37.3%...36.8%...36.5%... -0.8%

Chest: 34 inches...33.5 inches...33.5 inches... -0.5 inches
Bust: 42 inches...41.75 inches...41.5 inches... -0.5 inches
Natural Waist: 34.5 inches...34 inches...34 inches... -0.5 inches
Belly Button: 38 inches...37.5 inches...37.75 inches... -0.25 inches
Midway: 41 inches...40.75 inches...40.75 inches... -0.25 inches
Hips: 41 inches...40.5 inches...40.75 inches... -0.25 inches

Right Upper Arm: 12 inches...11.5 inches...11.75 inches... -0.25 inches
Left Upper Arm: 12 inches...11.5 inches...11.75 inches... -0.25 inches
Right Forearm: 10.5 inches...10 inches...10 inches... -0.5 inches
Left Forearm: 10.5 inches...10 inches...10 inches... -0.5 inches

Right Thigh: 22 inches...21.5 inches...21.25 inches... -0.75 inches
Left Thigh: 22 inches...22 inches...22.25 inches... +0.25 inches
Right Knee: 15 inches...14.75 inches...15 inches... -0 inches
Left Knee: 15 inches...15 inches...15 inches: -0 inches

Not much change vs the start of this phase, some went up, some went down, some stayed the same. Next comes the Lean Phase starting Saturday!

Lilla Rose - SALE!

June - Summers Warm Embrace
July - Patriot's Heart

Both clips available in limited supply in Mini-Extra Large while supplies last or until the end of July.

6/21 at 12am PDT until 6/22 at Midnight PDT:
All items in my online store are 10% off, plus Free Shipping on orders over $30!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Exciting Lilla Rose News!

This Just In from Lilla Rose...

The release of the June Flexi of the Month, Sparkling Summer Solstice, will happen just in time for the first day of summer - Friday, June 21st! July's Flexi of the Month couldn't wait for the upcoming 4th of July holiday and decided to come along too on Friday 6/21! Both of these clips will be available while supplies last.

But wait, there's more!
Everything in my online Lilla Rose store will be 10% off (including June and July's flexi of the month) from June 21st at 12am PDT until June 22nd at midnight.

Plus, if you order is over $30, you get Free Shipping!!!! :)

How awesome is this news!!!! :)

If you have any questions on any of the Lilla Rose products, please feel free to ask.

I am an Independent Lilla Rose Consultant

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June BirchBox!

June BirchBox! 
This month's theme is Wanderlust. The box is a beauty-travel mash-up. They are filled with samples from near and far that will serve you on all of your summer adventures. Besides the samples, there were also 5 cute postcards included in the box - 4 of them show the various cities BirchBox offices are located in.

In The Box:

BirchBox + Color Club
Wanderlust Collection
Color: Mod In Manhattan
Sample Size: 7 ml / 0.25 fl oz
Inspired by their global offices in four of the world's classic cities, this bold collection of minis features summer's hottest hues. They worked with Color Club to develop these custom shades. Each color is names after one of BirchBox's international headquarters. Reign In Spain: fiery coral. London Calling: a sunny green. Pardon My French: lavender. Mod in Manhattan: a brilliant off-white.

I like the color I got. I never really go for the white shades when I buy nail polish, so this is a new color for my nail polish collection. By itself, its a little too white/plain for me...I could see using it to tone down a color or as a base-coat and applying stripes or polka dots on top for a creative look :)

Buy It:
BirchBox: 4 mini polishes for $8

Miss Jessie's
Original Jelly Soft Curls
Sample Size: 1 pouch containing 1 fl oz / 29 ml
Miss Jessie's is known as the proven expert in curls! This cult favorite is specifically formulated to leave hair supersoft and crunch-free, while delivery enough hold and definition to keep frizz at bay on even the most humid summer days. Wheat proteins condition hair for soft, shiny curls, and the lightweight formula provides lasting definition without leaving any residu or stickiness behind.

I plan on giving this a try tomorrow evening when I have some free time to play with my hair some, excited to see how it works in my hair with the humid-frizz-look going on right now.

Buy It:
BirchBox: 8.5 fl oz for $14

Oscar de la Renta
Something Blue
Sample Size: 1 ml / 0.03 fl oz
This perfume is an elegant wear-anywhere scent. Featuring lush floral notes, the feminine blend has enough staying power to last from morning to night. The chic vintage-looking bottle includes a removable engraved ring. Inspired by the iconic designer's silk and lace wedding gowns, this refined blend opens with sparkling notes of mandarin and linden blossom, then mellows into a sultry body of bourbon vanilla and white musk notes.

This is an okay perfume, though I probably would never buy it. The smell isn't my favorite I've ever smelled, was not as feminine-smelling as I expected.

Buy It:
BirchBox: 50 ml for $85

SW Basics
Lip Balm
Scent: Peppermint
Sample Size: 0.15 oz / 4.5 g
SW Basics all-natural balm soothes dry, cracked mouths without depositing tacky residue or excess shine. Packed in a cute tin with four delicious scents - Peppermint, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Citurs - the beeswax-based line-up has a salve to suit any mood. They use select organic and fair trade ingredients to create all their highly potent balms. The base of each flavor is a simple but potent compound of natural wax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. Fewer additives means less irritation, making this handmade balm ideal for sensitive skin.

I LOVE this lip balm! Smells terrific, goes on so smooth onto the lips, feels wonderful when it is on, and I like that while it is still on I can still smell a hint of it. This is definitely going on my to-buy-list!

Buy It:
BirchBox: 4 lip balms for $15
Amazon: 4 lip balms for $15

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder
Color: Translucent
Sample Size: 0.017 ox / 0.5 g
Youngblood's loose mineral powder - with a delicate application it absorbs excess oil, making perfect for a midday or evening touch up. This fine-milled powder has microfine particles that reflect light and minimizes flaws no matter what your skin tone. It provides a perfect matte finish each time, won't change the color of your blush or foundation, and it expertly takes away shine to keep your make-up looking like it was just applied. Available in Translucent and Warmth

I'm excited to give this a try to see how it looks and feels on my skin at various times during the day.

Buy It:
BirchBox: 0.35 oz for $40
Amazon: 0.35 oz for $34.99 (both shades available)

Lifestyle Extra:
Matchbox Itty Bitty Nail Files
Sample Size: 12 mini files
(note: name of the ones being sold is Tweezerman FileMate) Toss this mini-file in your bag to keep nails smooth and snag-free, no matter where your day takes you. This thick emery board has a gritty side to shape nails and file down any brakes or snags, plus a smoother face to gently finish nail edges. It comes in a little plastic case so the file won't damage your sunglasses, jewelry, or any of the other delicate items in your purse.

I always feel like I can't have too many nail files. I love how small these are so I can easily fit it into a small pocket in my purse, or 'hide' them around the house in various rooms so whenever I need one, one will be close by! The samples I received come in a box slightly larger than a matchbox. Cute designs on these too - white background with yellow, green, and blue dots on them.

Buy It:
BirchBox: $5 for 1 file
Amazon: $5 for 1 file

How did you like your June BirchBox? What did you receive in your box this month? What was your favorite item? Least favorite item?

Interested in signing up for BirchBox? For $10 a month you get a box of samples from skincare to makeup as well as fun non-beauty items for the Women's box. Did you know they also have a men's box available? Would make a great father's day gift! The men's box's include top-tier grooming products in addition to lifestyle accessories ranging from hip socks to tech accessories. Sign up today at :) I'm sure you will be happy you did - I love receiving my box every month!

** Note: The description of the products came from BirchBox's website. My thoughts on the products were exactly that, my own thoughts**