Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins

I had the opportunity to test the Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins thanks to Goody and Influenster in the Beauty Blogger VoxBox! These little magic pieces of metal are the most amazing hair styling products ever created! When I first saw them, I thought to myself that there was no way that these little spiral pins will be able to hold my hair up because it is so long (waist length).

As you can see, I was wrong. The Spin Pins held my hair up seamlessly, and you can't even see them! I gave them the ultimate test, first by shaking my head, they didn't fall out, and my hair didn't fall, they passed test 1 with flying colors! Second test, I kept them in the pigtails for the rest of the day, I went out and ran errands, cleaned the house, ran around with my son, ya know, daily stuff. I forgot the spin pins were in my hair, until I laid down to go to bed and realized my hair was still up, and even more amazing, still intact. Not one strand of hair had came loose and best of all, my hair looked like it hadn't been touched. Needless to say, these little pins have become my favorite hair styling product, and they are used on a daily basis! Thank you so much Influenster and Goody!

Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Cream

I was given the chance to test out Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Anti-Frizz Cream, thanks to Not Your Mother's and Influenster in the Beauty Blogger VoxBox! This cream first off has the most amazing coconut scent, thanks to the coconut oil in the cream. The smell is the first thing that attracted me to the cream, and because of how frizzy my hair is, I especially was hesitant to believe that this cream is truly anti-frizz.

As you can see in the picture above, I only applied the cream to the top of my hair because my hair was already pulled up, but it worked great! The back of the bottle suggested to put the cream in when your hair is damp, but even with dry hair the cream worked wonders. My hair was very soft, smooth, and shiny, and I went outside in the Florida heat to test the cream out against the humidity, and when I came back home after being out almost all day, I came home, and my hair was still intact, with no flyaways! I can definitely see myself purchasing this hair product indefinitely. Thank you Not Your Mother's and Influenster for introducing me to my new favorite hair product!

Bath and Body Works Cider Lane Fall Mini Candle

     I had the pleasure of testing out a Bath and Body Works mini fall candle, Cider Lane, thanks to Bath and Body Works, and Influenster's Beauty Blogger VoxBox! I at first didn't expect for such a small candle to have such a strong scent, but I knew I was wrong when I opened the VoxBox and the smell of pumpkin goodness hit my nose! This little candle is amazing! The smell was a mixture of pumpkin, cinnamon, and fresh cider, and it was extremely strong! I placed the candle in my living room because that's where most of the family spends their time, and I wanted to get everyone's opinion on the scent.

   Within minutes of me lighting the candle, the scent started filling the room, and everyone that walked into the living room questioned where the smell was coming from. My hubby asked who was cooking pumpkin pie, and when I told him it was the candle that was letting off the scent, even he was surprised, and he enjoyed the scent very much, and he isn't one for candles at all. After about 15 minutes, the scent not only filled the living room, but it traveled down the hallway and into the dining room as well.
   Needless to say, I wasn't able to take advantage of the coupon that I received with the candle, but I will certainly be purchasing this scent again, it has become my new signature fall scent for my home. Thank you Influenster and Bath and Body Works for allowing me to test such an amazing product!

Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012

I am so excited to share with you all my experience with my second VoxBox from Influenster, The Beauty Blogger VoxBox! I had a ton of amazing goodies, and even though I couldn't eat any of it (shucks) I still had a blast trying everything out! So here is the breakdown of everything I received!

The first picture of my eyes is a picture of the NYC New York Color All in One Eye shadow palette! The palette comes with 3 different colors, a primer, and an illuminator. I have always wanted to get the smoky eye look, and with this palette, I can do it! In the picture below I have used the illuminator on the black eye shadow on my brow bone, and it completely changed the shade and added sparkle, which I LOVE!
NYC New York Color Eyeshadow. I was finally able to achieve the smoky look on  my eyes that I've always wanted!
 The next product, pictured below was the Bath and Body Works fall candle, Cider Lane, which I was most excited about because I love candles! The scent was amazing, and man does that little candle pack a punch! Within minutes of me lighting the little wonder, the entire living room was filled with an amazing pumpkin cinnamon scent, and it lingered into the hallway and dining room as well. And after having it lit for a couple hours a day for 3 consecutive days, there is still enough left to light for another few hours!
My Bath and Body Works Fall Cider Lane Candle!

The next product that I tested was Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Anti-Frizz Hair Cream! First off, the smell is amazing! The coconut oil definitely is made apparent as soon as you open the bottle, and since you use the cream while your hair is damp, it doesn't require more than maybe a quarter sized amount, and that's saying a lot for my hair considering it's down to my waist! Best of all, my hair is now Frizz Free! Not even the humidity of Florida has been able to cause flyaways like I used to deal with on a daily basis. Overall, this product is a lifesaver if you have frizzy hair!
No more frizzy hair for me!

Now for another amazing product, that worked well with the Smooth Moves cream, were the Goody Spin Pins! These little metal spirals of hairdo goodness have been a godsend for me! As you can see in the next two pictures below, I am able to do a variety of things with these little guys, and you can't even tell they are in my hair! I was hesitant at first to believe that such small items could hold up my hair which as I said before, is down to my waist, but when the spin pins were in place, I gave my head a shake, and to my surprise, my hair didn't fall! I wore my hair in the pigtails for the rest of the day, and when I went to bed that night, I forgot they were even in my hair, and needless to say, not only did they hold my hair up all day, but nary a stray of hair was misplaced!
Goody Spin Pin Style #1

Goody Spin Pin Style #2
The last item in my VoxBox were the Kiss artificial lashes, which are not pictured, unfortunately didn't work out for me. I followed the directions, and I was super excited to try them because the last time I tried artificial lashes, they didn't stick at all. These seemed easy enough, but I just couldn't keep my eyes still enough to apply them, and when I started to get the first one on it was too high, and just looked odd. I will try them again one day because I am not a quitter, and I really would enjoy the look of fuller lashes, but this time just wasn't my shot.

Overall all of the products I received from Influenster and the above brands were amazing, and I had such a fun time playing dress up with my new products! Thank you to Influenster, Bath and Body Works, Kiss, Not Your Mother's, and Goody, for an amazing experience with the Beauty Blogger VoxBox!