Product Review: Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: $9.99

Pros: I’ll be real with you, I’m not really a nail polish kind of gal. I only really get my nails done on VERY special occasions. The past 7 years I’ve had my nails done professionally TWICE, yes twice. Once for my wedding, and once for my bikini competition in April. I was kind of skeptical when I saw I would be receiving the Sally Hansen Voxbox from Influenster, I didn’t know what to expect since I usually do a horrendous job at painting my own nails. I was actually BEYOND satisfied with the polish I received; compliments of Sally Hansen and Influenster. First of all, I loved the flat brush, it definitely helped me keep a steady hand and apply even strokes of polish to my nails without getting any on my hand or creating bubbles underneath the surface. The quality is amazing, definitely salon quality and shine like the bottle and packing advertises. I can’t stop looking at my nails! The shade they sent me is vibrant and fun, I will definitely be purchasing this polish in the future, I can’t wait to try their different colors. It was so easy, I’m actually quite impressed with myself as well as the polish.

Cons: Literally my ONLY feedback would be the drying time. I feel like the polish remained a little tacky and sticky an hour or more after finishing my coats. I did the recommended 2 color coats and 1 top coat but it still took a while to dry. Other than that, I’m in love with it!

Enjoy!

~Jess

DISCLAIMER: I have received ‘Influenster’ product complimentary for testing purposes

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INFLUENSTERYipee, I just found out that I qualify for a complimentary Sally Hansen VoxBox from Influenster for testing purposes, I can’t wait to get my goodies in the mail 🙂 If you’re new to my blog, Influenster is a FREE website where you can connect all your social media such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Blog etc. to increase you impact score when you review products. The more followers you have on social media, the more desirable you are to be chosen for complimentary products for testing purposes. You can complete reviews and answer questions about products you are knowledgeable about, increasing your score, and earn brand badges from thousands of companies.

Currently I am enrolled for my Ebay badge and Sally Hansen badge. For my Ebay badge I submitted 3 detail oriented guides on chosen topics on how to shop or sell on Ebay. They are under review, but once they are approved I will have won my Ebay badge AND a $25 gift card for Ebay! Easy huh? You can check out my Ebay guides at: Jessica’s Ebay Guides.

Once I receive my Sally Hansen VoxBox in the mail, I will be able to check it in online. From there they will provide me a list of tasks to complete to earn my Sally Hansen badge! VOILA!

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On top of that great news, I will also be receiving a complete supplement line from my sponsor Femme. They are launching their new Zip, Fit, Firm line of pre-workout, BCA complex, and a Carnitine blend for fat loss. I’m extremely excited to try it out, especially since I’ve been so happy with their Peach Skin Firming Cream. I’m not sure when it should be arriving in the mail since they are based in Australia and it took nearly 5 months for my first product to arrive. It turns out they sent my Peach Skin Firming Cream several times, it just kept getting lost in the mail somehow. I’m not surprised, IPSY had a hard time finding my house too!

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Plenty of great opportunities ahead! I’ve been very blessed this past year and I’m extremely thankful. I will admit I was very discouraged when Quest Nutrition didn’t follow through with their offer to become a brand ambassador for them. I’ve worked really hard to get where I’m at today, putting in the effort to reach out to plenty of company’s, promoting myself and my lifestyle, and not giving up. It’s been a crazy ride, but things are starting to fall into place.

~Jess

Product Review: IPSY – June Glam Bag

 

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Stars: 4/5

Cost: $10 monthly

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Wearing Ofra Eye Brow Liner and NYX Butter Gloss

Products:

1. Sacred Tiare Styling Cream by Carols Daughter – This product is meant for dry, frizzy, out of control hair. It’s meant to tame the frizz and moisturize your hair. I recently cut my hair so I won’t be able to try this. I have very fine hair anyways, so I don’t think this product would be a great product for me. I did a lil’ research on their line though and a 3oz bottle of this is pretty affordable $12 on average.

2. Butter Gloss by NYX Eclair Shade – I recently wrote review about the NYX Butter Gloss and I LOVE it! The Eclair shade IPSY sent me  is pretty light on me. I really like their Tiramisu shade. I would definitely recommend their glosses, only $5.99 at your local drugstore.

3. Black Kohl Eyeliner Pencil by Starlooks – I’m really excited to have mostly full size items in my IPSY bag! I’m usually a huge fan of liquid eyeliner, but I’ve heard great things about Starlooks and I’m excited to try this. It glides really nicely, with eyelid primer it should last all day. This product retails for $12. Starlooks also has their own subscription box too, check it out!

4. Eye Brow Pencil by Ofra – I’m usually a huge fan of powders, and that’s honestly because it’s a lot easier to fix powder mistakes with a Q tip than it is to fix eye brow pencil mistakes! I tried this on, and I’m sure with practice I’ll get better, but I actually really like it! Definitely gives a bolder look, I’m usually very modest when it comes to my eyebrows. This pencil retails at $13.

5. Fragrance by Realtree – This is the fragrance description off the website: “Realtree for Her opens up with the sweet taste of pomegranate, a hint of persimmon and an exotic scent of orchids. It blends with lotus blossom and champaca flower and it’s followed by the rich scent of amber, the transient scent of violets and the depth of mahogany wood.” I was really excited for this fragrance! This was probably the item I was the most excited about and I’m a little disappointed in the scent, size, and how the tube squirts. The tube wouldn’t squirt so I had to take the lid off and tap the top on my wrist. At first I liked the scent, but after a while I found it to be too sweet and it smelled like cotton candy. Kind of a teeny bopper scent, meant for Junior Highers. I’ve only been wearing it for 45 minutes and the scent is completely gone. A 3.4oz bottle is $19.99. A good quality bottle of perfume costs roughly $60, so you know this isn’t top notch quality.

Pros: Only $10 for 3 full size items and 2 sample items?! Hell yeah! Just the 3 full size items would have cost roughly $30. I’m happy with what I received, and the concept of a monthly sample subscription bag is so cool! I love it!

Cons: I really enjoyed my June Glam Bag! Sadly, this is the only Glam Bag I’ll be receiving. I had a horrible experience with loosing this bag in the mail and tracking it down through Customer Service. I literally just got it in the mail today! I cancelled my IPSY membership when they wouldn’t respond to me for weeks and July was fast approaching. O well, does anyone else have any great make up bag subscriptions?

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Femme Skin Firming Cream

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: $69.95

Pros: This cream smells absolutely amazing! I just received my first order in the mail from overseas in Australia, and I’m extremely excited to try it out and see what the extended results are. I used this for the first time last night. The tube cautions that you may experience a slight burning sensation, but that only means it’s WORKING! I applied a small amount (a little goes a looooong way) to the backs of my thighs and booty which is where I hold the most uneven skin tone. I didn’t feel an immediate tingling sensation until I woke up this morning. It’s summer time and my room gets very hot and this cream is activated by heat. This cream was workin’ all night long! I can’t wait to apply more before my workout today! Check out the Femme website: getfemmenutrition.com and follow them on Instagram! #gethotwithpeach #femmenation #fitfastfeminine

Cons: The only con I have at this point is the price. It seems a little spendy for a 4.25oz tube. You can buy a 16oz pump of Beauty Bum on Amazon for about the same price. If the results are great, then it’s totally worth it to tighten that tush!

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Natural Acne Mask

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Stars: 5/5

Cost: Free! Just a few simple ingredients in your kitchen :).

Pros: Does an EXCELLENT job at diminishing scars, healing flare ups, and reducing redness.

Cons: Stings a TAD bit, don’t rub too hard into your skin.

Notes:  I like using a butter knife to spread it on evenly. Warms up on your skin and might start dripping, so don’t lay it on too thick! Don’t use every day!

Enjoy!

~Jess

Product Review: Beauty Bum

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Stars: 4/5

Cost: Amazon.com for $27.39 for a 6.5oz tube

Pros: Excellent reviews! Happy customers, and really great smell. My cellulite has reduced immensely, I feel like my legs and thighs are much tighter and have a much smoother appearance.

Cons: I’m not entirely sure if my results are from this cream, dieting, and/or exercising. Triple threat! Maybe all 3 are working their charm!

Enjoy!

~Jess