Monday, November 19, 2012

Influenster Review: Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit

Hello everyone! Tonight, I'll be reviewing the final product from my Beauty Blogger Voxbox! Enjoy!

*Kiss Website
*I you received this product complimentary

Products Info:
-Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit provides everything you need for amazing lashes instantly! Each kit includes 1 pair of Eyelashes, 1 3g Adhesive,and 1 PRO Lash Applicator. The new PRO Lash Applicator allows for a flawless application every time!

My thoughts: 
-Great quality for false eyelashes
-Perfect for people who haven't tried eyelashes yet
-I adore the lash applicator. Makes it easier to apply the lashes
-The adhesive works pretty good too.
-The lashes itself look natural and blend into my real lashes!

-Measure the lashes on your eyes first, if they are too big/long then cut a bit from the INSIDE of each lash
-Apply a small amount of glue to the lashes and wait about 30 seconds or until the adhesive gets tacky. This will make it easier for the lashes to adhere.
-Try apply a some liner on the top so that the lash line will be less visible.
-Apply one coat of mascara after you applied the lashes. This will help blend the fake ones into your real ones.
-To remove. slowly pull them off. You can store them for another use or you can toss them out

Price & Where to Buy: 

Influenster Review: NYC New York Color Individual Eyes Custom Compact

Hello my lovelies! I have another review for you all from my voxbox! Enjoy!

*I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster.
*NYC New York Color Website 

Product Info: 
-NYC New York Color's all-in-one compact gives you everything you need for a complete eye look: primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows.

My thoughts: 
-I love that it comes with a primer and illuminate
-Great for beginners
-The primer does crease a bit after use
-Love the range of colors
-Perfect for creating a smokey eye
-They aren't too pigmented so you have to pack on the shadow a bit
-There was a bit of fall out
-The only thing that I didn't like was that all the shadows are shimmers. I would have liked to see some matte shadows.

Shadows: (Pictured Above)
-Illumminator: White cream highlight with flecks of silver
-Dark Gray: A smokey gray with specks of silver like the illuminator
-Medium Gray: Muted gray w/ shimmer
-Light Gray: Light shimmery gray
-White: Light shimmery beige

Price & Where to Buy: 
-Chain drugstores nationwide

Influenster Review: Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

Hey everyone! I'm back once again to review a product from my Beauty Blogger Voxbox from Influenster! Enjoy!

*Goody's Website 
*I received this product complimentary

Product Info:
-The Spin Pin does the work of 20 bobby pins! Easily achieve chic updo styles; simply twirl your hair up and spin the Spin Pins in for a perfect top knot, undone bun and side bun!

My thoughts: 
-These pins are pretty cool and so convenient to have when you are in a hurry or are having a lazy hair day. 
-Holds my hair perfectly in place with just 2 pins. (Pic up look a tad messy but that is because I have layers) 
-Comes in different colors so it can blend in with your hair color 

-Works best when you spin one at the bottom of the bun and the second one at the top

Price & Where to Buy: 
- $7.29 
-Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreen’s, Kroger, Duane Reade

Friday, November 9, 2012

Influenster Review: Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream

Hello my lovely ladies! I have another review for you all from my Beauty Blogger voxbox from Influenster! Enjoy!

*Sign up for Influenster!

*Not Your Mother's Website

After applying:

Product Info: 
-KINKY MOVES™ helps encourage natural curls by giving them that extra oomph they so desperately need. It eliminates frizz and fly-aways to show your true locks. It is also infused with natural grapeseed & jasmine.

My thoughts: 
-Definitely removed any frizziness and fly-aways I had.
-Gave my hair lots of shine without looking greasy
-I love the it enhances my natural waves without making my hair hard or "crunchy"
-The scent is nice and not overwhelming
-Only con about this product is that it has a weird after smell. (Like flowering dogwood trees). It does go away after a bit though.

Overall, I absolutely love this hair cream. I would also recommend the Not Your Mother's: Beach Babe- Texturizing Sea Salt Spray!

Price & Where to Buy: 
-CVS, Walmart, and ULTA among many other retail locations

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Influenster Review: Bath & Body Works Fall Mini Candle

Hey everyone! Today, I'll be reviewing a Bath & Body Works candle I received from my beauty blogger voxbox. Enjoy!

*I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program
*Influenster Site

*Bath & Body Works Website:

Black Pepper Bergamot: Intricate layers of spicy black pepper combine with uplifting bergamot and lavender in a fragrance inspired by fall’s changeable days.

Product Info:
-These Mini Candles provide an amazing fragrance experience exclusively developed and tested by a team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world's best master perfumers. Mini Candles burn approximately 15 hours.

My Thoughts:
-Super fragrant and scent lasts even after I put it out!
-Wide variety of scents. The holiday collection is also out in most stores.
-I love how you can get mini, small, medium, or large 3- wick candles!
-Very calming
-Amazing quality and affordable price

Price & Where to Buy:
- Mini Candle $3.50
-Small Candle $9.50
- Medium Candle $12.50
- 3-Wick Candle $19.50
-You can purchase these online or at a Bath & Body works store!

-Keep your wick trimmed very shortly.  It will help your can­dle burn clean and smoke free, and provide a better scent.
-Don't let pieces of debris fall into the candle.
-If you have a children at home either put the candle where they can not reach or you can use a candle warmer
-You can reuse the glass containers! Just clean it out and use them for storing other stuff.

My voxbox also came with a $10 off a 3-wick candle coupon. I of course went and got myself my favorite holiday scent: Twisted Peppermint! What is your favorite scent?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Influenster: Beauty Bloggers Voxbox 2012

Hello my lovely ladies! I have once again been chosen to receive a voxbox from Influenster! This time, the theme is beauty and bloggers! What's more amazing than that?

*Want to know more about influenster? Check out my previous post!
*Signing up is free! ---> Influenster Site

So here are the goodies I got this time:

-NYC New York Color Individual Eyes Custom Compact: $4.99
-Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit: $5.99
-Bath & Body Works Mini Candle: Black Pepper Bergamot: $3.50
-EBOOST: $28 for 20 packets
-Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin: $7.29
-Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream: $6.00
-Vitabath Fragrance Mist: $6.00 for full sized bottle

Expect reviews on all of these products this week and next week!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 7- Greek Goddess

Hello my lovelies! Day 7 of the challenge is a greek goddess. I went with a bronze look and coral lips! Enjoy!

*Check out what Belem came up with for Day 7

-Mary Kay: Eyeshadow Palette
-Maybelline: Falsies Mascara
-Revlon: Lip Butter: Frutti Tutti

Halloween Challenge: Day 6- Angel/Devil

Hey everyone! Tomorrow is Halloween! Yay, how are you all going to celebrate? Since I've been behind on these challenges I should have 3 up tonight and then 2 tomorrow. Enjoy!

For day 6, I went with an angel. This makeup is very neutral since angels don't wear that much makeup.

*Don't forget to see what Belem came up with for Day 6: Angel/Devil 

-Bobbi Brown: Champagne Quartz
-Bobbi Brown: Woodrose
-Maybelline: Liquid Eye Liner
-Maybelline: Falsies Mascara
-Loreal: Mango Tango Lipstick

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Hello my lovely ladies! Today I want to share with you all some information about a company called Influenster. I've done a post previously on my nail blog however, they relaunched their site and is completely different!

*Influenster is only available in the Us.
*Influenster Site

What is influenster?  Great question!
-Influenster is a free "community" where you can review/share products with other girls and guys who share the same interest in you! You also get the chance to earn badges depending on what you like. For example: cooking, beauty, fashion, animal lovers.

What do I get out of it? 
-As you do more reviews and earn more badges, you are able to get discount on products and services. Also, when you share or review products, your influenster score goes up which gives you a better chance to receive a voxbox!

What is a Voxbox? Here comes the fun stuff!
-A voxbox is a boxed filled with the latest products that interest you! Each one has a different theme like beauty, mom, bride-to-be, etc. If you are lucky to receive this box ,  the only thing you have to do is complete a post experience survey. However, you can go above and beyond and complete brand challenges and share these products on any social media. Do this, gives you a greater chance at receiving another voxbox in the future.

And remember, all of this is 100% FREE

Here are some previous voxboxes:

My thoughts about the new site:
-So much easier to get around and review products!
-I love how now we each get an influenster score. It motivates me to share more products with friends!
-There a badge for anyone: camper, video gamer, fashionistas, college students. It's endless!
-It really does feel like a community. I get to see other reviews and meet new people!
-It is a bit overwhelming at first but that's only because there are so many things you can do!
-I have no complaints at all.

If you are not a member yet, what are you waiting for? Join now: 
*You can request an invite on the site or: I can send you an invite, just leave your email in a comment below!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 5- Fairy

Hey everyone! So day 5 of the Halloween makeup challenge is a fairy! Although I think I ended up looking more like a hippie than a fairy! Enjoy!

*Don't forget to see what Belem came up with for Day 5- Fairy

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 4- Zombie

Hello my lovelies! I'm posting twice tonight since I really need to catch up on these challenges! Day 4's theme was zombie. I'm  sure I like how it came out. I had improvised rotting flesh with playdough and blood with lipstick and clear gloss so it looks a bit fake! Enjoy!

*Go see what Belem came up with for Day 4- Zombie!

-Maybelline: Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser: Brightener
-Bobbi Brown: Cement and Smoke
-Playdough & Red Lipstick
-Teeth: Yellow Pace Paint and Red Lipstick

See what challenges are coming up!

Halloween Challenge: Day 3- Doll

Hey everyone! I'm a bit behind on these Halloween challenges! Sorry, but anyway Day 3's theme is a doll. Enjoy!

*Don't forget to check out what Belem came up with for Day 3: Doll

-Maybelline: Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser: Brightener
-Ulta: Pink Blush
-Palladio: Eyeliner (For the stitches)
-Ulta: Pink/Purple Eye Shadow
-Maybelline: Liquid Line Stiletto Eyeliner (for eyeliner and lashes)
-Wet n Wild: Coloricon Eyeliner: White 656 A
-Revlon: Lip Butter: Sweet Tart

What's to come soon:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 2- Vampire

Hey everyone! For the second day of the Halloween makeup challenge, the theme is vampire. Head on over to Belem's blog to see what she came up with!

I wanted it to turn out scary but it ended up looking like an innocent vampire. I also wanted to make the contour more defined but that didn't turn out like I hoped. Anyway, enjoy!

-Mark: Please Hold Eye Primer
-No name: 64 Eyeshadow Palette (I got this in a catalog)
1. 1/3 lid: bright purple
2.2/3 lid: matte purple
3. Lower lashline: reddish/purple
4. Crease: dark red/purple
5. Outer lid: Black
6. Highlight/ Browbone: Matte White
-Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliner: Noir
-Maybelline: The Falsier Mascara
-Purple Blush
-ULTA: Red lipstick
-Vampire Fangs

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 1- Black & Orange

Hey everyone! Starting today, Belem from Belem's Beauty and I will be doing a 13 day makeup challenge for Halloween! Today's theme is black and orange, the traditional colors for Halloween! Enjoy!

-Mark: Please Hold Eye Primer
-No name: 64 Eyeshadow Palette (I got this in a catalog)
 1.Lid: Bright Matte Orange
 2.Lid: Dark Matte Orange
 3.Crease: Matte Black
 4.Browbone: Matte White
-Rimmel London: Exaggerate Eye Liner: Noir
-Maybelline: The Falsies Mascara
-Revlon: Lip Stain Balm: Rendezvous
-Revlon: Lip Butter: Tutti Frutti

Here whats to come:

*Don't to forget to see what Belem came up with for Day 1!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Auburn Hair to Black Hair

Hello my gorgeous beauty addicts! I recently decided that I need to stop dying my hair a bright auburn almost red. Mainly because it's a pain to keep up with, I started getting gray hairs (is this normal for a 18 yrs old?), and my ends were super damaged.

So I got about 4 inches cut from my hair and dyed it black with a blue undertone to it. I don't really like how it looks. I like it a lot better auburn. What do you all think?

I think I'm just going to let it grow out and stop dying it. My hair used to be super wavy before I started dying it and using hot tools on it. Anyways, enjoy!



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Where Have I Been?

Hey everyone! I've been gone for a couple weeks and I am so sorry. Sometime I get so caught up in other things I forget to post on my blog! But I've included some pics of what I've been doing for the past couple of weeks! Enjoy!

*Next post: Goodbye Red Hair, Hello Black Hair
*Follow me on Instagram: esmenailaddict

Going out to Red Lobster for my mom's birthday!

Birthday dinner for my mom at my grandma's house!

Panoramic Shot of my room- I've been redecorating! Would you all like a post on decorating ideas and a room tour?

My sisters getting to meet Dora and Diego for the little one's birthday!

Going out to dinner!

I plan on getting a hair cut. Sadly my ends are to damaged. And I plan on dyeing my hair blue black!

My sisters birthday! Their birthdays are 2 weeks apart so we celebrate them together!