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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Verdict Is In | Truvia® Natural Sweetener

Hello Divas & Gents!

I have been actively testing out my goodies in my Influenster Love VoxBox, and have loved everything so far. You would think that the Ghirardelli Chocolate Bar was the first thing that I indulged in but you guessed wrong! The first thing I tried and loved was the Truvia Natural Sweetener. Can you believe it?


This product is made from the Stevia plant, is all natural, and has no calories in it! Not only that, but it fits perfectly into my new weight loss and fitness lifestyle change. You cannot beat that! I immediately sprinkled it on my grapefruit the same night I received my box and was hooked. A little goes a long way! In fact, one packet of Truvia provides the same sweetness as two tablespoons of sugar and Although, I've never been a huge fan of natural sugar, I've always opted for artificial sweeteners. Truvia provides me with the best of both worlds --- a natural sweetener with no calories that tastes good! I've also tried it in my Stash Tea (which is also in my Influenster Love VoxBox) and it was just as great.

Sprinkled on my Grapefruit...Delicious!

A 40 count of Truvia retails for $3.99 and can be purchased at many local drugstores, grocery stores, and markets such as Walgreens, Target, Whole Foods Market, Kroger, and CVS. You can find out more about Truvia by visiting their website, http://www.truvia.com.

Have you tried Truvia? If so, did you like it? What do you sprinkle your Truvia on? 

Disclosure/FTC: This product was sent to me through Influenster's VoxBox program.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Eye Candy|Luck of the Irish + How I Rock MAC's Pink Friday

Hey Divas & Gents,

I wanted to share this very simple green eyeshadow look which is perfect for Spring! I wore this look on St. Patrick's Day and everyone loved it! I haven't used pigments in so long so I decided to pull out OCC's Loose Colour in "Chlorophyll" and use it as the main color. It is such a beautiful and vibrant green! Make sure and watch the video to see my eyeshadow application/live tutorial of this look. Let me know what you think :-)


|||SNAPSHOTS & PRODUCTS USED|||



|Eyes|
OCC Loose Colour (Pigment) in Chlorophyll - Mobile Eyelid Color
"Leather" (matte dark brown) in Kat Von D's Angeles Palette - Crease/ Transitional Color
Matte Beige/Light Brown in Wet 'n Wild Vanity Palette - Highlight/Browbone Color
"Specimen" (pearly champagne) in Kat Von D's Angeles Palette - Tearduct/Inner Corner Color
Bronze in Wet 'n Wild Vanity Palette - 2nd Crease Color/Transitional Color

|Lips|
NYX Lipliner in Current
MAC's Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick
LA Colors Diamond Shine Lipgloss in Red Rubies

|Cheeks|
Milani's Baked Blush in Rose d'Oro

|Face|
IT Cosmetics Concealer in Deep
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation in Caramel & Cocoa
Maybelline Mineral Pressed Powder (Dark)

Hope you like this look! I love comments and feedback and would love to see any recreations of this look!

Disclosure/FTC: All products mentioned in this video were purchased by me with the exception of the OCC Loose Colour and IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye which was sent to me for product review consideration.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Influenster Love Vox Box|What's in this Month's Box? + Initial Thoughts!

 Hey Divas & Gents!

I received my Influenster Love VoxBox about a week ago and have been really enjoying the contents of it. This is my third VoxBox and it has yet to disappoint me! Another great box! I wanted to share it with you so that you can get a first hand look at my thoughts as well as follow me as I review some of the products!

You can watch the video unboxing here:


Here is a picture of my box!
My first expression was pure excitement and I love the theme! 

This month I'll be testing the following products:

  • Gillette Venus & Olay Razor: $8.99 - $10.99
  • Kiss Nail Dress - Fashion That Sticks: $6.99
  • Stash Tea Herbal Tea Sampler: $3.50
  • Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk Creamy Devotion Bar: $2.99
  • Truvia Natural Sweetener: $3.99 (40 ct)

The first thing that I tested as soon as I opened up the box was the Truvia Natural Sweetener. They describe it as a natural sweetener from the Stevia plant with no calories and perfect to sprinkle on your grapefruit or spoon in your coffee! "It won't end up in your conscience or your thighs!" 
Great alternative to sugar and other sweeteners! (www.truvia.com)
Since I am on a weight loss journey and lifestyle change, I was very excited to try this out. I sprinkled it on my grapefruit that night and it actually tasted a bit sweeter than sugar! I don't use very much salt or sugar on anything that I eat, but the fact that this had no calories and tasted just as good as my usual "Equal" choice of sweetener made it a good look in my book! The only thing that I thought may have been a con for someone like me is the sweetness of it. It's actually much sweeter than sugar or any sweetener I've ever tried. This may be a good thing because you'd use much less! So far, so good but I'll be doing a separate review on this soon!  

Creamy goodness! (http://www.ghirardelli.com/)
The next item I tried out was the Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk Creamy Devotion Bar. Let me first say that I absolutely love gourmet chocolate of any kind. I started off as a white chocolate type of girl then moved on to milk chocolate and now am a lover of dark chocolate. This creamy milk chocolate bar was to die for! It literally melts in your mouth and is very delicious! I only had a few pieces at a time because of the calorie content but it was so beyond yummy. My only con on this product is that dieters and people who watch their calories (such as myself) may not be able to fully indulge. I would definitely purchase again for a SWEET TREAT! 

Stash Tea Herbal Sampler (www.stashtea.com)
Next item would be the Stash Tea Herbal Sampler. This sampler features some of Stash Tea's most popular herbal teas. They are all caffeine free and made from 100% natural ingredients. I love tea, and am very excited to try all of the different flavors. You can watch my video to learn about all of the different flavors. The only one I've tried so far is the Acai Berry tea and it was very flavorful and good. Not only that but it's so easy to make. Just steep for 3-5 minutes in hot water and you are good to go! Please check out the Stash Tea website for more information all of their products. (www.stashtea.com)

I haven't tried these next two items but they are going to be the most FUN to test out! 

Gillette Venus & Olay Razor (http:/www.gillettevenus.com)
Last time, I tried the Gillette Venus MoistureRich ProSkin and loved it so I'm positive that I will enjoy this Venus & Olay razor. Stay tuned for my review! 

Kiss Nail Dress (www.kissnaildress.com)

Last, but not least is the Kiss Nail Dress! I love the pattern that they sent me and I'm most excited about how easy it will be to apply. All you have to do is peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that lasts up to 14 days! Stay tuned for my in-depth review!

What do you think about the Love VoxBox? If you received one, I'd love to see your overview and review! 

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me as part of the Influenster VoxBox Program. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Drugstore 75% OFF Haul| Spring Friendly Nail Polishes & Lippies!

Hey Divas & Gents,

A FEW of the items I picked up :)
Since Spring is rapidly approaching and around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my budget friendly spring nail polish and lippie finds! I am a huge nail polish junkie so I just added on to my collection as well as stocked up for spring and summer. I seem to really be getting into lipsticks so I got some great deals on Revlon and Rimmel lippies. Make sure and take a look at my video to get an in-depth look! Swatches for the lipsticks will be coming soon and I'll try to post nail of the weeks as well :)

Watch Video Here!