Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Feeling like David Bowie

For my homework assignment in my Specialization class, we had to use new editing techniques on some self portraits. I'm actually loving the text book for this class, and I may just have to buy the physical copy.

I just slapped some makeup on and went to town on photos. Mainly this was a MAC Blush and Fluidline and Sugarpill's Grand Tiara [I think that's the name] pigment. I'll be adding this and others from my mini selfie session to my Flickr and Facebook page.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Influenster Bella VoxBox

Last August, I signed up on Influenster because I was really interested in getting products in the mail to review. I've missed a couple of boxes, but just recently received my first one! I was pretty excited when I got the email telling me I'd be getting one. 

So this box is called the Bella VoxBox.

Don't mind the plate in the background, but here she is. 

First is a promo code for Club W for some wine. We'll probably use it. hahaha Also a chance to get a $25 gift card for eBay. Lastly a coupon for EcoTools.

The EcoTools brush I received is a Mattifying Face Brush and funnily enough, I already have one! I'm not sure if it really helps to mattify my face when I use powder, but I like using this brush with my highlighters and finishing face powders. 

There was a travel size tube of Not Your Mother's Deja Vu 'Do Style Extender. I have yet to use it but I do not like the smell at all. To me, it's very perfumed... not at all like the Apple and Berry scents it claims to have. 

I remember when I took the survey to qualify for this box, there was a few 'swatches' of self tan color options to choose from. Sadly, the first 2 palest shades were already claimed, so I just went with Medium and ended up getting 2 small tubes of Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. The product looks pretty scary when dispensed, but I can make this work by mixing it with a lotion or my Urban Decay BB Cream for body. I definitely will be getting good use out of this because it's wedding season! The swatch on my hand is blended out as far as I could get it, but trust me - my legs are ghostly white, so it works. haha

Rimmel Lipstick on Left, Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Medium on Right
The next two things I got were from Rimmel London. One was a Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in ......the number 14? I could be blind but I cannot find a name. However, upon first look, this is a very Kylie Jenner/90's color... very in right now. It's actually really beautiful. The lipstick doesn't smell the best but it's not bad and it doesn't linger. I'm really surprised and I love it! Also I got Scandaleyes Mascara by Kate Moss in Eye Rock Jet Black. The wand of these mascaras always looks like a spine to me. I wore it today and it's not a bad mascara; I thought I would hate the wand, but I think I can get used to it. 

My makeup today - Rimmel mascara and lipstick.
I was happy to see a little treat in the box as well! I love chocolate and I love dried fruit, so it was nice to get a bag of Dove Fruit, blueberries dipped in chocolate. They're so good!!!!! I'm supposed to save some for Sean, but his luck may run out because my bag is almost gone. 

Overall I was real impressed with this box and can't wait to see what the next one has in store! 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.