Saturday, April 4, 2015

YSL VoxBox Unboxing and Review!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of receiving a very special and quite frankly, AWESOME VoxBox from Influenster. As many of you know, I LOVE VoxBoxes and I LOVE makeup, so this was a total win for me. This is the first VoxBox I've gotten that was dedicated to just makeup too, so it was double awesome. Yes everyone, meet my Yves Saint Laurent Mascara VoxBox!

The product I received is Yves Saint Laurent's Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in high density black. I'd never tried this brand before, but had heard great things since it's such an iconic, high end brand and was thrilled to have the opportunity to try it. I'm usually hesitant to buy really expensive high end makeup without having tried something from the brand first, so this was a win win for me.

Apparently, this is their original formula mascara that they have brought back. My opinion is that it is basically the best mascara I've ever used. I received it like right after I had just bought some Kat Von D mascara that I was loving, and it immediately took the place of it. This mascara has a beautiful black, black color and you can layer the hell out of it without any clumping whatsoever. I generally use like at least three layers of mascara every time I apply it, so this is perfect for me! It also lasts ALL DAY long and doesn't like flake off onto your face. Even though it lasts all day, it is quite easy to remove with a little eye makeup remover which is awesome too. 

Here's a photo of my results!

I probably should have tweezed my eyebrows before I took this huh? LOL Anyway, you can see here that there is no visible clumping and no fall out! My lashes are wonderfully voluminous without looking too heavy in my opinion!

I'm definitely interested in trying more products from Yves Saint Laurent now that I've tried this. Especially the eyeshadow and blush they are advertising with this VoxBox! I wish I'd received some for sure to go with this fabulous mascara! 

AND if anyone has any product suggestions from this line, feel free to let me know! If you have any questions, or want a referral to Influenster, don't hesitate to ask! I love comments!

xX Ashley C.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Modcloth Wedding Style Ideas!!

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Hi everyone!! As many of you already know, I'm a Modcloth affiliate and I LOVE their store. They've recently added a new section, since it's getting to be that time of year again! Wedding season! While I'm definitely already married, there are plenty of us who have to attend them time and time again, so I figured I'd share with you some of my favorite things from this collection! :)

from: ModCloth
Okay, seriously for anyone who is a Bride on a Budget, or just wants to be super cute in a low key wedding... This is like the most adorable dress I've never seen in my life. I, personally, got married right in the courthouse... No ceremony or anything... but I still wore a dress and it was pretty similar to this. This dress is GORGEOUS!

from: ModCloth
Anyone going to a beach wedding this year??? I know I did last year, and I definitely would have rocked this awesome dress!! It's super bright and long enough to hide my hideous leg tattoo, so I can keep it classy. :) Definitely check this one out too!

from: ModCloth
For those of you who are going to a bit more formal wedding this year, definitely check out this super cute polka dot dress! I'd definitely rock this at any wedding! And regular occasions too! That's my favorite part about this Modcloth collection! You can wear them anytime!

from: ModCloth
Okay, so I had to throw in an accessory for good measure. IMO, these would look HOT with any of the dresses above.. Or with jeans... or with EVERYTHING! I must have these!

If you guys are interested in checking out ModCloth's sweet new collection, make sure and click any of the links I've posted or HERE or the banner below!! They seriously have the cutest clothes and accessories! PLUS they run super deals all the time!! :) LIKE $20 off $100 Purchase for new customers! Cha-CHING! There's seriously pages and pages of super cute stuff in this collection they've put together. I'm probably going to load up on some spring/summer dresses myself!

One last note, if any of you are signed up for Shareasale, are a blogger, or interested in joining some of the affiliate programs I'm a part of, definitely check out Modcloth's! They're definitely one of the best I work with in regards to giving you post ideas PLUS I love their stuff!! If you're a blogger, shareasale member already, or even don't USE shareasale for affiliate work, definitely check them out for more info by clicking MY REFERRAL LINK HERE! There's tons of incentives and even bonuses! You won't regret it! :)

xX Ashley C.

February 2015 Birchbox Unboxing and Review!

Hi guys!  So I'm back from a pretty big unexpected hiatus and also a hiatus from subscription box reviews!!!!  I basically love them, and decided for my birthday to resubscribe to Birchbox for a bit!

For those of you who don't already know, Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that sends you 4-6 beauty, makeup, skincare, and lifestyle samples (sometimes even full-size!)  every month!  You also get points that you can redeem in their store for full-size versions of whatever you want, special boxes, gift subscriptions, etc. I LOVE their point system and it's one of the reasons I chose to resubscribe to BB over Ipsy. If you'd like to sign up or check them out, please, please use my referral link HERE!

On to the review!
This month was freaking wonderful in Birchbox land. I seriously couldn't have gotten a better box and everything I got will be used and perfectly matches my preferences. All my samples are decently sized too. Yes, no sucky foil packets for this lady! :)

First looks:

Everything all neatly packed and whatnot as usual.
I spy a FULL SIZE sample. ;D

Here's the card with my sample information & full size product prices. If anyone's interested. :)


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Reebok #BeMoreHuman Campaign!

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Hello, hello and Happy February!  My birthday month!

As many of you know, I'm a Reebok affiliate.  Today I have a pretty cool new ad campaign from Reebok to share with you called Be More Human, as well as a pretty fun new test as part of it!!!  I kind of love these little tests! I think my results were pretty accurate too! I'm really digging this new campaign and I like how it motivates you to work out your mind as well as your body. :)

Click HERE to take the Be More Human test on

Reebok Launches Largest Brand Campaign in Over 15 Years!
Be More Human. That’s the simple message in Reebok’s new brand campaign, the campaign launched on January 28th, and was highlighted by a Super Bowl TV spot with their new ad, titled "Freak Show"

Reebok’s mission is to help every individual realize their full potential in the mental, physical and social aspects of their lives, by encouraging a fitness-focused life, and creating the products to perform in the toughest environments and activities.

My Results:
Fit Spirit
"Namaste, Fit Spirit. Fit Spirits are highly-aware human beings in touch with their feelings and who always strive to achieve an inner-balance and peace. They see their well-being as a gift ¬– one they have no intention of squandering or abusing. Fit Spirits take care to put not only wholesome foods into their body, but also nourishing thoughts, knowing that their physical and spiritual health is intertwined. Ever humble, Fit Spirits accept that their physical body will decline with time but that their spirit will live on... "

Like I said, my results were pretty accurate. I'm a Pisces and consider myself super in touch with my feelings. :) Plus I'm always trying to learn new things. This is a really nifty test. You should check it out!!!

If anyone is a Shareasale member (or not and wants to sign up), and not already a Reebok affiliate, you can become one my using my referral link HERE. They're a great company to work with and send out tons of helpful tools for affiliates!!  Plus they offer bonuses and competitive commissions!!  :) CLICK  HERE TO SIGN UP!

xX Ashley C.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Influenster Frosty VoxBox PLUS Bonus Reviews!

It's that time again!!! Voxbox time!! My favorite time!! What's a VoxBox you ask!? A fabulous, wonderful, AMAZING box full of goodies courtesy of Influenster to try and review!!! This time around I received the Frosty VoxBox!! Here is what I received and some thoughts:

My box!!!

So it's been probably like a month since I got my Voxbox and I think I'm finally done sampling everything in it. I unfortunately have since broken my phone that I had when I originally took all the photos, but I have a few of them left to go along with this review! I received:

A card with everything and prices!

  • No. 7 Protect and Perfect Advanced Sample - I really really like this stuff. I'd definitely never heard of it before and tried it right away. I received a pretty good sized sample packet that gave me a few uses. It makes my face SUPER soft and works well under makeup or for use at night. I'll definitely consider using this in the future. Full Size Price: $27.99
  • NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum - I'm pretty sure I got one of these lipsticks in the last VoxBox I received, but in a different color. I liked it then, and I like it better now. This time around I received the color "Sugar Plum", and it's really really pretty and perfect for winter!!! These are so cheap too at only $1.99 for a fullsize lippie! I'm sold! 
  • Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea - I love all peppermint tea, as well as Celestial Seasonings brand, so this was a win! A great tea!! Full-Size Price: $3-4
  • Eco Tools Hair Brush - I've been using this brush, and only this brush since I received it. I saw mixed reviews online, but overall I really love mine!!! It doesn't pull my hair really bad, and is just the right size for me. I love mine! Price: $10.99
  • Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover - Influenster pretty much got me hooked on Rimmel products awhile back. I LOVE them. This works pretty well, but honestly, I kind of wear an excessive amount of eye makeup, so it took a bit of product to take off all my makeup. I'll probably be sticking to just their makeup line, but if you don't wear an insane amount of eye makeup, this would work well for you! Price: $7.49
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner - This little baby has become my new emergency eyeliner for touchups that stays in my purse at all times. It's super black, and I really like it alot. I don't typically use pencil liners for everyday use, just for touch-ups and my purse, but this is PERFECT!! Definitely get one of these!! Price - $4.49
  • McCormick Gourmet Thyme - Hmm... I don't typically use Thyme all that much... but I will say that this SMELLS really nice and would work great on a holiday ham! I love McCormick spices though, and basically swear by them. Price: $4.79
  • Fruit Vines Bites - I think I received the strawberry ones of these and OH MAN they are awesome. I say I think because even though I got a pretty large bag, they were gone basically immediately. :) So good. Price: $1.28-$1.79
SO that is my Frosty VoxBox!!! Anyone out there get one of these and love it!?! I love Influenster, I wish I got more Voxboxes, but I guess I need to be a little bit quicker with my posts and review more stuff!! If you're interested in a referral I think I have a bunch left so comment with your email if you want one and actual intend on being active. No offense, but I don't want to waste my referrals if you're not since they count towards your score!!! :D If you have any questions, feel free to ask! 

xX Ashley C.

MaskIT Review!

I have a pretty awesome review for you guys tonight that I've been really excited about lately!!! This product is from a new company called MaskIT! They make a super cool and new, discreet, environmentally friendly way to dispose of your used tampons/pads! I am basically in love with this idea, even though I don't really have periods that often right now due to my birth control... I know that's TMI.. but it's truth. There's lots of people who do though, so I was really really beyond excited to share this one!! Here are some photos to start off with!

A Full picture of the various sizes and packages you can choose from!

MaskIT was kind enough to send me a ton of different samples in their various sizes. Here are some of the options you can choose from:

18 Pack for Pads, Wrappers, and Applicators

One thing I really, really like about their packaging is that each packet says what it is for. MaskIT makes different sizes, so they say on the package what they're for. This one in particular is a larger sized MaskIT that is for Pads. They also have a smaller size for tampons.

3 Pack for Pads, Wrappers, and Applicators

26 Pack and 5 Pack for Tampons

I also really like that they have smaller sizes that would be suitable for your purse, or for travel. I definitely will be throwing a pack of these in my purse. I really really like the idea of these. Honestly, who wants to see someone elses sanitary products when you're out in public and you have to go in the bathroom. They may be in that little silver trashcan... but still. They're oftentimes overflowing, and I feel bad for the janitors that have to clean them. If just EVERYONE would use MaskITs this would literally solve this problem.... uh... forever. lol
People should always buy these with their tampons and especially pads. Or maybe they should just come with them in the first place. Here's how they actually work!


They're really easy to use and I love that you just put your hand in so you don't have to touch anything nasty. I'm sorry but it is totally gross to take out a tampon in the first place. So this is totally great!

A first look at a MaskIT. Step one: Pull out your MaskIT!
Step 2: Put your hand in and make a glove.
Step 3: Pull out tampon or take off pad using the MaskIT as a glove.
Step 4: This is the only tricky part.. But its easy. I used the business card just because I didn't want to use a tampon. lol Invert the pouch so that the sticky strip is on the outside of the bag, making it ready to close.
Step 5: Pull the strip, revealing the sticky part and close your MaskIT. Throw it away!

Wham Bam Thank you Ma'am Now your sanitary products are ready to throw away and never to be seen by prying eyes, janitors, children who are like what the heck is this bloody mess, or anyone else!

I really really love these. First, because my dog likes to get tampons out of the trash and this will prevent her from doing so and I will no longer have to find nasty presents all over the place. Second, because of the public restroom dilemma I spoke about above. Third because they're compostable and environmentally friendly in general and I'm always looking for products like that! They prevent leaking and odor as well, so that's another plus!!! These are seriously awesome, and I will definitely continue using them from now on!!!

If you'd like to find out more about MaskIT or purchase some for yourself, you can CLICK HERE to check them out!!

Happy Masking!
xX Ashley C.

**Note: I received these complimentary for review, but as always my opinions are 100% honest and unbiased. **

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Poppy Austin Green Tea and Vitamin C Eye Brightening Moisturizer review

Hey guys!  I've been on a bit of a beauty hiatus,  but I'm back and ready to get my blog on!
To welcome me back to the land of beauty Ashley so kindly informed me of my LOVELY eye bags. Having a teenager will do this to a girl.... So to help me out a little bit she had me use this wonderful eye brightening green tea and vitamin C cream by Poppy Austin. 

Retail Value: $75.55

Now I'm not one to use this kind of thing. Lotions and such usually break me out REALLY bad or go 100% in the opposite direction and dry my face out like the Sahara desert, but I gave it a shot. My eyes also seem to be rather sensitive to things as I can't even use eye primer. Aaaaaand I might've been a little skeptical about it.... Since I've never really used anything like this I just wasn't sure what kind of results to expect.

I used just a pea sized amount and rubbed it underneath my eyes (to the top of my cheekbone) and around the top of my eye (to my eyebrow). I waited just a few minutes before checking to see if I could tell a difference and I was pleasantly surprised! My bags had already started to go away and the dark circles started to lighten up.  I waited about 15-20 more minutes and they were barely noticeable.
I really hadn't expected that drastic of a change so fast. I was also impressed with how it didn't break me out or dry my face out and even better it didn't irritate my eyes! I seriously had to refrain from using it all over my face! I'd say this cream is worth purchasing if you're prone to those pesky bags.

If you're having trouble with dark circles or any puffiness under your eyes, I highly HIGHLY recommend checking this product out!! CLICK HERE for more information or to buy it on Amazon! PLUS it's on sale right now for only $22.55, which is an awesome deal for such a high quality product that works great on sensitive skin!

xX Nicole

**Note: We received this product for review purposes, but as always our opinions are 100% honest and unbiased.**

Monday, January 12, 2015

Madison Reed Root Touch Up Kit Review!!

Hey Ladies!! I don't know if you remember, but a while back I posted about one of my new favorite companies, Madison Reed!! They send out HIGH QUALITY at-home hair dye kits and have recently added a new product to their line; They're Root Touch-Up Kit.

Root Touch Up
I usually wait awhile between dyes so my hair has a chance to heal up after being bleached and fried, so I figured this would be an excellent product for me to test! I was lucky enough to receive a sample to review and share with you guys so here it is! It's also designed to cover up any of your greys that might be showing through between dyes!!! It comes in a purple super portable compact with a nice little mirror like shown above and is so CUTE!

Here's my actual kit I received. It also comes with a little carrying pouch which is a nice touch. Madison Reed has the best packaging. They really take pride in their products!

My hair is currently dyed blonde from being very naturally dark brown, so honestly, it was a little bit hard to review it on my hair. I ordered the light brown shade and while it doesn't lighten my roots to the color I really needed them to be, if you have actual light brown hair it would work perfectly. I will say that these kits cover greys like a BOSS! I've used my kit on my husband as well as my cousin's husband, both of which have light brown hair with lots of greys showing through and they were GONE. We were basically amazed!!! This product is amazing and unlike regular dye, it is a powder and washes out between uses. It also kind of works like a dry shampoo and soaks up excess oil and leaves your hair nice and volumized. If they'd come out with a few more colors I think this product would be sheer perfection!!

 Root Touch Up
And here's the shade I chose in light brown.Seems a teensy bit dark.
 Root Touch Up
And ingredients!

Here's a really nice before and after shot courtesy of Madison Reed. It REALLY does work this well!

Root Touch Up

And here is how you apply it:

Root Touch Up
Essentially you just brush it on like makeup for your hair! Easy Peasy!

So yeah! If you're in between dyes, or frequently find yourself stressing out about grey hairs showing, then you should DEFINITELY check out this product, as well as their regular dyes and gloss kits! This is an AMAZING company with high-quality products that you can tell they have really put care into designing and making work great! You can purchase the Root Touch-Up Kit in 8 different shades HERE for $29.95!

Here's my after photo after doing the left side you can see in the picture. While it obviously didn't turn my hair blonde since I picked light brown, you can tell a different that it made my brassiness go away and makes my hair fade to blonde much better! I'm kicking myself now for not ordering the blonde color!!

Root Touch Up

One final thought: I've been a member of Madison Reed's affiliate program for awhile now, and honestly it's the one I've made the most money off of and the one that in my opinion, has the most incentives. From free products to try, to randomly bonuses for posts, to affiliate referral bonuses, I HIGHLY recommend you join them and become an affiliate too if you're interested in this kind of thing. They just recently added a color glossing kit to their line so I'm sure they will have some good sample posts for that coming up soon!!! If you're interested in becoming an affiliate for Madison Reed like me, it's totally FREE, and you can sign up using my link HERE and I would appreciate it times a million!! I've never had an affiliate company work with my so hands on to make sure I'm successful like they do! Thanks Char from their affiliate team for being awesome!!!

xX Ashley C.

*Note: This post contains affiliate links.*

Monday, January 5, 2015

Dot & Dot Small Packing Organizer Review!

Today I'm bringing you a review of some awesome packing organizers that I received awhile ago and have been meaning to review! They're from a company called Dot & Dot and they are wonderful!!
Here's a picture for your reference:

The ones I actually received are the Slim cubes. Here's a photo of one of them in action.

I recently had to pack up my entire life into a Uhaul, and these organizers have saved my makeup life. I used them to separate out all of my makeup out and they've made it super easy to carry it all around where ever I need to go. They're really well made and a zipper that can go anyway you need it to, and you can stack them up neatly into a suitcase if need be. 

Anyone who travels often or has a big trip coming up definitely needs to get a set of these for all the small things they need to carry! I would definitely purchase more of these in another size to organize more stuff in!! Aside from carrying around my makeup, before I had to move I used them just to store things and it made it so much easier to find everything!

You can check them out on Amazon HERE. They come in tons of colors like red, pink, green, black, and blue and only cost $24.97 for a set of 4! These are great!!!

Until later,
xX Ashley C.

*I received these for review purposes. However, always my opinions are 100% honest and unbiased.*

Friday, January 2, 2015

CrowdTap Kleenex Review!

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out two different kinds of Kleenex via Crowd Tap to review!! If you guys don't know what Crowd Tap is, it's basically an awesome site that you can team up with brands and do small tasks, that will sometimes (for me it's been pretty frequent!) get you in the running to win monthly prizes (gift cards, free stuff, etc.) or even get free samples to try out!! It's quickly becoming one of my favorite sites to get free stuff to blog about/review, and I have a couple packages on the way right now!

If you'd like to sign up for CrowdTap, which I HIGHLY recommend to everyone, you can do so by clicking this link HERE! It's FREE and there are tons of brands, which is great if you're a blogger!

ANYWAY! So I received two fullsize boxes of Kleenex to give my opinion on. I received a box of Kleenex with Lotion, which I already use and love, and also a box of Kleenex Anti-Viral!

I've been using Kleenex brand tissues with lotion for years and love them! When you're sick these are great because they don't make your nose hurt if you're blowing it all the time! I also like to use them for removing eye makeup, since they are less harsh than regular paper tissues. These are super strong too, so they don't tear up if they get wet!

The Anti-viral tissues are new to me and I love the concept! With the flu going around like crazy, I really like the idea of these. As for if they really work or not, I have no idea of really knowing. However, I am currently residing in a house full of people who have been sick lately, and I haven't gotten sick yet! *Knock on wood* These are also high quality, very durable tissues!!! I recommend Kleenex to EVERYONE! They're the only brand of tissues I buy! I wish they'd combine lotion and anti-viral together to make one BADA** Tissue product!

PLUS!! I have a coupon to share with you guys from CrowdTap! 
CLICK HERE for the printable coupon to save $1.50 off any two boxes of Kleenex tissues!!

See you guys later with more reviews!! Happy 2015!
xX Ashley C.

* I received these samples for my honest opinion and review. However, as always my opinions are unbiased and not in any way swayed by free samples.*