Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Perricone MD Cold Plasma * Face ---A Night Shift RN finds a cure for her problem skin ----Influenster Perricone MD 7 day Challenge.

After of 21 years of working night shift in the ICU, High stress, drinking too much coffee, too tired to really care for my skin when I get home, and not enough sleep, Perricone MD Cold plasma +Face was the answer to my skin care needs.  My skin care needs included dehydration, dry areas, dull skin and dark spots. I committed to take the the seven day challenge. Tired or not I used this product Morning and Night for seven days. At the end of the seven days, my skin was brighter and radiant, my dark spots had lightened, dry patches were completely gone, and my skin was plump and hydrated. I could wear less foundation because my face was radiant.  The fragrance was pleasant and spa like. I am a complete fan of the Perricone MD Cold plasma + Face.

I received the Perricone MD Cold plasma+Face received this sample complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. This a 100% honest review.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift® Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer

As many of my friends and family know, I haven't  used skincare products from the drugstore since I was 17 years old. So when Influenster said they were sending me a VoxBox containing L'Oreal Paris RevaitaLift Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer, I was a skeptic . After seven days of using this moisturizer day and night , I was a believer.  My skin looked more hydrated.  My skin takes a lot of wear and tear. I have worked night shift for 15 years, so that means I don't sleep or eat like I am supposed to. I work a high stress job and I wear a full face of heavy makeup. By Day 14- My skin is super hydrated. It has less fine lines. I am amazed that The L'Oréal Revitalift Triple Power Intensive Anti-Aging Day Cream Moisturizer, has changed my skin so much in only 14 days! This moisturizer has transformed my skin in 14 days!  Try it for 14 days and you decide. I will never be without it again!!!
This product was given to me free for testing purposes! My opinion is my own! @Influenster @LOREALSKIN #RevitaliftChallenge #after #complimentary

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dove Cool Essentials Dry Spray Antiperspirant


I haven't used a spray antiperspirant in many years. They used to be messy and would never dry. That was until I was sent Dove Cool Essentials Dry Spray Antiperspirant in my Influenster Vox Box. I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised when I tried this product. My Antiperspirants have to last my 14 hour works days, and boy did this product work. It goes on dry with a pleasant fragrance. There is no residue transfer to my dark clothes. I even use it as a body spray when I have completed my workouts at the gym. Just a spritz on your pulse points and you smell amazing until you can get your shower. It has even converted my nephew. I purchased one for each of our bathrooms and one for each of our gym bags. Thanks Dove for this amazing product. #TryDry. The first can of Dove Cool Essentials Dry Spray Antiperspirant was free but all of the opinion is my own.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sephora Formula X The System for Amazing Nails

I have been wearing nail polish since I was old enough to talk, which equals to many, many , many years. I have never been able to make a manicure last for than one evening even under the best conditions and even getting them professionally manicured. By this, I mean a manicure to my natural nails. That was until I purchased Sephora Formula X the system. Three weeks ago, I was out shopping at my own personal Disneyland, Sephora. I had seen the Formula X The system since it was launched. I have watched reviews on YouTube, read blogs and also reviews. I like every other makeup and nail junkie always wants the product that are the latest and greatest new products that hits the shelves. These products were no different. So this was the the day I bit the bullet and purchased the Formula X The system. The Set includes the This set contains: - 0.4 oz Nail Cleanser, - 0.4 oz Base Coat, - 0.4 oz Top Coat, - 0.4 oz Nail Color of your choice ( I chose the color Intensty). Sephora website describes it as Powder Pink. The price retails for 32.00. This is a great price considering you receive 4 full size bottles of polish. Formula X Nail Cleanser is described by the Sephora Website as: A gentle, non-drying cleanser that preps your nails for optimal base coat and color application. What it does: An essential step in extending the life of your manicure, cleansing your nails removes invisible impurities, leaving them perfectly primed for base coat and lacquer. Cleanse is infused with witch hazel extract (a naturally effective ingredient that purifies the surface of the nail), Vitamin E (to condition nails), and invigorating cucumber extract. Formula X PRIME Base Coat is described by the Sephora Website as: A binding, ultrasticky base coat that primes nails for a flawless, long-lasting application. What it does: The combination of an advanced adhesive primer and essential bonding agents forms a sticky layer that fuses with your lacquer and prolongs polish performance. Formula X SHINE Top Coat is described by the Sephora Website as: An ultraglossy and quick-dry, high-performance top coat top that amplifies your lacquer’s shine and lasts. What it does: Infused with the ultimate in long-wear technology, this high-performance top coat extends the wear time of your lacquer while amplifying your lacquer’s shine. Sephora’s patented formulation delivers invisible anti-chip technology and resistance to water and detergents. None of these products contains Parabens To be honest, I wasn't expecting the type results that I so please to have obtained..... My first manicure lasted the entire week with no chipping or even wearing at the tips. I am hard on my nails, so I thought it was just a fluke. So the next week I tried it the system with an inexpensive color from Wet n Wild, again the manicure lasted a week. I just complete another week with Formula X The System and a gorgeous bright orange. I will never again be without Formula X The System. I looking foward to purchasing additonal products from the nail care line as well as all of the beautiful nail colors. The selection has colors and formulas that has something to suit every nail junkies needs. The Formula X The System can be purchased at Sephora, Sephora in JC Penney, and at Try It! The out come for beautiful long lasting manicures will amaze you! The image used for this blog was taken from website. Because I am a bad blogger and forgot to take pictures prior to using the system.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Frugal Friday- The first step to flawless makeup application- Makeup brushes

When I started out in the mid 80's doing makeup as a professionally a lot of us used the little sponge applicator that came with the products or sponge wedges and cotton buds. There were brushes sold in higher end companies but it was really hard to change the way that I had applied makeup for years. I call my new Friday Blog post Frugal Fridays because everyone has a different definition for Frugal. I am middle class, makeup is my passion and I am willing to save and pay for higher priced one if a certain brush I can't live without. But never have I forgotten where I came from, so I shop for brushes anywhere from the dollar store to high end that I have to get from other countries. So,only you know what you can afford. These are recommendation for super affordable brushes that every artist needs in their collection. 1. The first company is E.L.F. , It stand for eyes,lips, face. There web address is : The company has two lines of brushes. The essential collection, that start at $1.00. Their next range is the Studio Collection and they start at $3.00. I have many of these in my collection because when you are doing a Photoshoot sometime I don't have time to clean my brushes so I just have tons of those so that I can put them in a bin to clean at a later time. This is the essential collection the cost is 12.00 for the entire set.
and this is the studio set that retails for 30.00. If you are not looking for a set you can purchase the brushes individually. E.L.F is always running special. I usually pick up a set or two when they are half off. Great bargain and quality. The bonus is the line is cruelty free. They can also be purchased at Target, but the best selection is on there website. 2.My second recommendation is the brush by Royal Care Cosmetics. When you first see them they remind you of the the Sigma brushes. The quality is just as amazing but half the price. There sets are synthetic which is great for the application of cream makeup products. The prices range from $9.65 a set to $29.95. As a bonus they have the hard container that are only $10.95 You can find them at 3. The next set of brushes that are of amazing quality is the Sigma Beauty brushes. Over the years the quality has vastly improved and also they are more expensive. But you can start slow and buy individual brushes and and build your collection, or you can purchase these in sets. This depends what your budget allows. These brushes are most like the MAC brushes. They are beautiful. They range from $12.00 to $490.00 (Professional Set). You can purchase them from their website: 4. And last but not least are the Real Technique brushes by the Sam and Nic Chapman. The PixiWoo sisters on YouTube. They are amazing makeup artist. So who better to know what a person needs in a makeup brush but an artist. They are truly amazing brushes. The price point is fantastic.They by far the softest synthetic brushes on the market. They range from $6.00 for a single brush -$18.00 for a set. They can be purchased at and Ulta. I hope this helps everyone from the novice to the professional. I will be adding a 10% of coupon code for Sigma. So check back so that you can receive the discount. I have all of these brushes in my personal collection. This is not a sponsored blog. All of these brushes were purchased and these are my honest opinion. laissez bon temps rouler (" Let the good times roll) Have an amazing weekend!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Review of Dr Scholl's Active series Replacement soles that I received from Influenster Vox

The Dr Scholl's Active series Replacement soles that I received from Influenster Vox couldn't have come at a better time. I have been training with Physical Therapist / coach Jackie Mah with and also with Team Defiant barbell club. When I first started working out Jackie told me that the athletic shoe that I was currently wearing wasn't going to work. So my wonderful friend Jennifer Hall gave me a pair of Nike Shocks ( her holy grail athletic shoe). Comfort in an athletic shoe is very difficult for me because I have extremely flat feet. Now have new athletic shoe it better. But it wasn't until I received the Dr Scholl's Active series Replacement soles. That my workout became really comfortable. The Dr Scholl's Active series Replacement soles are designed to prevent pain from shin splints , Runner's Knee and Plantar Fasciitis. They are designed with a triple protection zone, The ball of the foot, padding was added to improve cushioning. The arch for reinforced to support foot. The Heel has a deep heel cup to absorb impact with every step. My athletic are now like waking on clouds. I am older and I need to protect my body as much as it can. And with the Dr Scholl's Active series Replacement soles I can do that.It makes training a delight. I want to thank Influenster Vox for the Dr Scholl's Active series Replacement soles, Jackie Mah for training me and believing in me even when I didn't believe in myself. Also for Jennifer Hall cheering all the way and bringing me Epsom salt when I hurt. To the team at Influenster Vox for providing me with the Dr Scholl's Active series Replacement soles. Influenster Vox you rock!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Colagate Total Pro-Shield Mouthwash VoxBox from Influenster

COLGATE TOTAL® ADVANCED PRO-SHIELD MOUTHWASH FRESH BREATH WITHOUT THE BURN! PROS: Fresh breath, 12 hour protection against germs, No alcohol burn, helps reduce plaque and prevents against gingivitis, three different flavors CONS: None I have always had problems with mouthwash because I hate the burn. I have always just had to deal with it. That is until I received the Colgate Total® Advanced Pro-Shield Mouthwash from Influenster. The great thing about it is that you get 12 hour protection against germs. That is great for me because I work 12 hours shifts with the public and I am constantly talking. It is great to know that not only am I protected against germs, I have fresh clean breath without the unpleasant burn of alcohol. Plus it reduces plaque and helps prevent against gingivitis. Everything that you would want in a mouthwash. Colgate you hit it out the ball park with this product.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

As always Influenster has done amazing job at putting together the Beauty Bloggers Vox Box 2012. It seemed like they were reading my mind. Three of the product featured in the VoxBox were products that was on my shopping list to purchase.
As Autumn descends, I always make my way to Bath and Body Works for the seasonal candles. Sometimes,I am a creature of habit, I usually always purchase the Leaves scent. Ifluenster has added a new fragrance to my fall candle to my r'hepertoire. The Nutmeg and Sage candle was intoxicating. That small candle carried a powerful punch. My entire house smelled divine so much so that I used the coupon that was included to purchase five of the three- wicked candles in Nutmeg and Sage. I wasn't totally greedy, I gave three of them as gifts and now my friends are hooked also. The next product that was on my list to purchase was the Goody's Simple Styles Spin Pins. I have a massive head of thick curly hair. Updos have always been a problem for me because it would take an entire package of bobby pins to hold my hair in place. It was never attractive you could see the pins and they started to hurt my scalp after a while. The trusted hair brand Goody's really out did themselves when they created the Simple Styles Spin Pin. It only takes four spin pins to hold my hair in an updo. You can't feel them. They lock in place and you don't have to worry about your hair falling out of your style. This was important to me because this seasons trend is the high bun. Now I am able to sport a beautiful updo. Before I can get to the point to put my hair up, it has to be tamed. I have a full head of thick curly, frizzy hair. Controlling it can be challenging. Thanks to Influenster I have a new holy grail curl defining hair cream. I have always had to use multiple products to control my locks. Now that I have been introduced to Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl defining hair cream, I have one product that does everything that I need, with natural ingredients that nourishes my hair. It reduce the frizz and fly-aways also.
My day would never be complete without eye makeup and false lashes. The Kiss ever pro lashes starter kit is amazing. The Starter kit included a beautiful full set of lashes, an applicator and the eye lash adhesive. Though I consider my self a pro at lash application, I can appreciate the applicator because some many women won't even attempt to try to apply lashes themselves. The lashes lasted me five days of wear , I am always careful when removing them and making sure that the old adhesive is removed from the lash band. The adhesive I wasn't crazy about it because I did experience lifting in the corners of the lashes. That could just be with my eye shape, so the next time I wore the lashes I applied the lashes with the adhesive that I always use. The New York Color Individual Eyes in Dark Shadows though at first glance appeared very dark. After swatching , wasn't super pigmentmented. When applying the eyeshadows I did experience a great deal of fallout. So, if you should purchase this palette, apply your foundation last. I was able to build a fairly decent smokey eye with some work. If you are just starting to build your makeup collection this is a fairly decent product for the price point. It includes four eyeshadows , an eye primer and an illuminator. It is also travel friendly and you can do day and evening looks with this palette. Perfect for someone on the go. I am that person that is always on the go. My job is a night shift position. So I am always in search for something to give me a burst of energy. The eBoost was perfect for the energy that I need to get though my twelve hour shifts. I love that it is all natural ingredients. This products gives you energy without that jittery feeling. Tastes great with only five calories. I want to thank Influenster of allowing me to participate in reviewing these incredible products. And I want to give credit to the blogger who writes Beauty Love for borrowing her picture of the Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox 2012, my camera with my photos are missing in action. Stop by the Influenster at They have something to offer everyone.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Destination Aesthetics

Summer is coming to an end and Fall is in the air. Fall is beautiful time of the year. The air is crisp and refreshing. The only problem that crisp, refreshing air can also be very drying to the skin. Your skin should not have to suffer just because the air is dry. As the seasons change, our skin changes also. On October 4, 2012 , Destination Aesthetics is hosting " Fall into Flawless Skin". It is a wonderful event that will address all of your skincare needs. They will be offering high resolution photo of your skin with the Canfield Reveal Imager and a complimentary consultation with an Obagi Representative. Take part in this event and your skin will thank you for it. BE FABULOUS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!! If you have any questions feel free to contact Shawna Christman @ 916-202-3212 or visit the Destination Aesthetics website @ I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sleek Ultra Mattes i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes in V1 Brights and V2 Darks

Sleek makeup is such an amazing brand. It is a drugstore makeup brand from the United Kingdom. As a big You-Tube junkie, I keep abreast of all of the latest and greatest that is being released from the brand all over the world. The newest release from the brand is the Sleek Ultra Mattes i-Divine eyeshadow palettes in V1 Brights and V2 Darks. As an older Makeup lover , my eyelids aren't as smooth as they were when I was in my twenties. I am in constant search for beautiful matte eyeshadows. Sleek has hit the jackpot with this collection. They are smooth and buttery. The colors are rich and vibrant. There is no fallout. I have never been one to be afraid of bright colors. Last weekend I wore the colors from the V1 Brights to work and I received so many compliments. People would stop me just to look at my eyes. I work in a somewhat conservative field that uniforms are worn. So I express myself through makeup. Yesterday, I wore my V2 Dark palette to do an amazing smokey eye. I was out to dinner with friends and the same thing happened people just stopped and asked me what eyeshadow that I was wearing and how sexy my eyes look. I am not Beyonce by any stretch of the imagination. So Sleek thank you for such amazing products. So if you would like to purchase their products the website is I do know that the V1 Brights palette cannot be shipped to the US because of FDA approval. I found a wonderful Ebay seller myb-by-nk that was gracious enough to supply me with the V1 Bright palette. Sleek if you read this. PLEASE BRING SLEEK MAKEUP TO THE US!!!!!