Beauty and Fashion Blog, Makeup Reviews, How to Makeup | Keshia Glam: February 2013

Influenster SweetHeart VoxBox 2013

Finally I received my VoxBox from Influenster! I received the email about being eligible to receive it on Valentine's Day and it came in the mail Monday 25. Not too bad to say I live in a rural area. I was overall pleased with all of the beauty products in my box. Read below for all of the reviews <3 FTC: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All of these opinions are my own honest opinions.

Olay Fresh Effects(Va-VA-Vivid!) Powered Contour Cleansing System: $12.99 

"A vibrating three-tip facial cleansing brush. This battery-powered device reaches deep into contours, liberating skin from dirt, oil and makeup in hard-to reach places for a clean that's 400% better than basic cleansing."

Olay Fresh Effects ( Shine, Shine Go Away!) Shine Minimizing Cleanser: $6.99 for full size (5oz.)
"All the purifying power of a mask with the fresh feel of a daily cleanser. This face gently lathers and reaches deep in to skin to help reduce the appearance of pores."

First Impression: "ooh, it comes with a battery" It's pretty small and the bristles are soft to touch so I wasn't expecting such a good, hard brushing. The cleanser has a fresh smell and smooth feel.

During Use: I spread the cleanser on the brush. The cleanser is creamy and the brush vibrates deeply and really gets into the skin. It's triangular shape is perfect for reaching tricky spots.

End Opinion: I cleansed only one half of my face and there was a major difference between both sides. I have a lot of dry patches on my skin and seriously there was 100% smoothness on the cleansed side. My skin didn't dry out or turn red like it does with most cleansing brushes. Ladies I'm in love!

Would I repurchase? Hell Yeah!

Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response: $7.99-$9.99
"This product is uniquely formulated to protect you from all three causes of sweat. It's proven 4x more effective at protecting against stress-inducing underarm wetness than the ordinary antiperspirant."
First Impression: If you read my Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue review, you know I HATE citrus smells. However, this deodorant smells lovely. It's not too strongly scented when you sweat heavily.

During Use: There's not too much to say for me because I'm not a heavy sweater. However, it works better, it lasts longer and it's waterproof.

Would I repurchase? This will be my go-to deodorant when I work out. The smell is too much for my daily use though.

SkinnyGirl Daily On-The-Go-Bars(Coconut & Peanut Butter): $9.99 per box of 5 bars
"With only 180 calories per bar, you can enjoy this bar guilt-free. The bars are natural, kosher, and high in fiber."

First Impression: "SkinnyGirl?" I was pretty sure it was going to be absolutely gross simply because of how healthy it is. Now I'm not a fan of peanut butter flavors or coconuts AT ALL but I decided to give it a try.

During Eating: It has a yummy flavor! It's pretty tasty to be packed with so much fiber and protein.

End Opinion: After chewing and realizing just how much coconut was in was a huge no-go. I feel like if it had been a flavor I enjoy, it would've been amazing!

Would I repurchase? Noo, but I will be trying out another flavor, I'm thinking the Dark Chocolate and pretzel!

"Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray: $6.00 for full size
Rock a sexy beach look even on those days you're not at the beach! Infused with natural Dead Sea salt and sea kelp. It helps create voluminous texturized and wind-swept waves."

First Impression: "Mmm, refreshing smell!" I applied to my naturally curly, 3day old straightened hair while dry and let it air-dry.

During Use: Hair feels kind of dry and powdery like after using a ton of hairspray. The product is really light on the heavy and comes out in a wide mist.

End Opinion: My hair formed in big waves. The waves looked tossled, not too formed but not raggedy looking either. You would swear I'd just come out of a humid area. I don't like the way my hair feels after it has dried.

Would I repurchase? Yes, I would; but I'd apply to wet hair and use a diffuser because the whole dry thing was a no-go.

Influenster Info: For those of you who haven't heard about Influenster, it is an amazing program designed for people with all different niches. It's purpose is to create a truthful and inviting place for trendsetters who love giving tips, opinions, reviews and photos on products. Influensters can receive new products in what is called a VoxBox. They can also receive other promotions, products and deals from certain brands of their particular niche. 

Influenster is an INVITATION-ONLY site. It's free and really easy to sign up so if you think you're up to the challenge leave a comment below with your email address and I'll send you an invite!

New Rihanna + MAC! RiRi Hearts MAC! (June Update)

We all go into panic shock when MAC announces a new celebrity collaboration for Viva Glam but this...this is better! On Rihanna's 25th birthday, she announced a collaboration with Mac Cosmetics. However, this isn't your average collab. MAC tweeted referring to Rihanna as a new "creative partner" instead of the usual term collaborator. 

We're talking not 1, not 2 but THREE collections. The first will debut in May as Rihanna wraps up her tour in Brooklyn at the Barclays center where MAC will setup a pop-up store. The other lines will debut in the summer, fall and of course..Christmas. 

The first product to be released (May 4th!) is RiRi Woo. Hmm..doesn't that sound familiar? That's right, Rihanna's favorite shade, Ruby Woo was used as pure inspiration for Rihanna's new signature lipstick.  Riri Woo is a deep red with blue undertones. Rihanna decided to go with a beautiful shade for any skin tone and a matte/moisturizing finish. Check out my RiRi Woo photos, review and swatches!

The summer collection will be released on June 18th, 2013 as well as the second release of Riri Woo. The summer collection will include two more lipsticks, Lustre Drops liquid bronzer, and a blush/bronzer duo. 

Fall will include four lipsticks , a Lipglass version of RiRi Woo, two multi-shade eye shadow palettes, and false eyelashes! To finish 2013, the holiday line includes 10 jolly items including nail polish, a makeup bag, and more lipstick.

Of course we are anticipating these releases. I know I for one, have very high hopes for all 3 collections and I hope they all exceed my expectations! Start marking off your calenders ladies. May 4th is the date<3

Pro MAC Wishlist

Recently, MAC released a few MAC items from the professional line to be sold to the public, without a professional card of course. As expected, everyone went loca and most items are constantly being sold out. One in particular I can never get me hands on in Violetta, which you'll see below as #7. I decided to compile a list of all the items that first caught my eye and are still on my wishlist.

1. Paint Stick in Pure White Highly pigmented, emollient colour stick. No grease or shine. Apply to skin directly or with a brush. May also be sheered down with a sponge.

2. Chromaline in Genuine Orange A waterproof gel/cream liner that provides all the smooth graphic benefits of a liquid liner. Creates precise, long-lasting lines of intense colour with dense matte coverage. Versatile palette offers both vibrantly bright and blackened shades. Applies smoothly, sets quickly. Waterproof and smudge-proof.

3. Chromaline in Primary Yellow I haven't experimented with many bright cream eyeliners that weren't glitter and I'd gladly let Primary Yellow and Genuine Orange be the first.

4. Paint Stick in Primary Yellow I must have these two paint sticks, I can only imagine the possibilities I can use these for!

5. 184 DuoFibre Fan Brush A flat, fan-shaped brush of soft synthetic fibre/goat hair blend. Can be used for featherweight application and blending of pigments and powders or as a tool to gently clear the skin of any excess product.

6. Fleshpot Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

7. Violetta This is definitely my #1 pick, I'm completely infatuated with this purple and it'll be my first shade of purple lipstick. It appears so deep and rich without overdoing it.

8. Full Fuchsia If you haven't realized this yet, I love pink! It's vivid shade is sure to be one of my favorites pink lipsticks.

9. Show Orchid This subtle, warm and bright shade will only be the strawberry to my collection of pink lipsticks!

10. Neon Orange This shade would be my #2 because I'm a sucker neon colors and this shade is absolutely gorgeous and well pigmented.

Happy Readings,
Keshia Glam

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