Oasis Vox Box

The hot summer has me searching for a beautiful Oasis. I’ve got a virtual Oasis on influenster to take my mind off the grind. Influenster recently sent me an Oasis Vox Box,and I would love to share about it with you, but pardon my empty snack wrappers. I ate them all before I found out I was a top influenster and could score up a BONUS badge.

This box was the best box I have received. It had items that I really would prefer to receive. Here is the list of goodies. 2 of the 4 Vera Wang embrace scents. I tried the refreshing Rose and Vanilla as well as the Periwinkle and Iris. The new Vitalist Healthy Elixer Foundation from CoverGirl and a sample size bottle of EVA New York 10 in 1 hair primer. The Oasis Vox Box, also had some fun snacks 3 flavors of Welch’s Fruit Rolls and a PB and J flavor Aloha bar. Last but certainly not the least, Oasis Vox box featured Evolution cold pressed juice.

Following the same style as my last Vox entry, I’ll give you a short and sweet play by play of my experience with each product below.

VERA WANG EMBRACE FRAGRANCE

Rose and Vanilla- I loved how this fragrance was able to capture the scent of fresh-cut roses. I was impressed with the very light notes of vanilla and a noticeable hint of mandarin orange. This light vanilla touch actually made me feel the fragrance was tastefully made. Personally the scent is perfect for the office or any day event that you should be mindful of the sensitivity of others. I even think this is the perfect active fragrance for a woman.

Periwinkle and Iris- I am so impressed with this particular scent. It is definitely impactful. And a little goes along way with this scent. Again I feel this scent reminded me of sandalwood but it’s not in the bottle. This scent is wonderfully exotic, but not overtly intoxicating. However it is a very distinct very deep scent that others will certainly smell. Be polite if you wear this to work as too much of this would certainly overwhelm. I confidently say wear as much as you like on the weekend. I could see myself buying this fragrance.

EVA NEW YORK 10 in 1 HAIR PRIMER

I am so confused by this product. It has an amazing scent, but I just didn’t notice any of the claimed benefits except when I used it as a styling aide for my natural wavy curly hair. If they offered this product as a hair deodorant or refreshing spray I could see myself buying it. But as a hair primer It confused me.

VITALIST HEALTHY ELIXER FOUNDATION

This foundation is Cover Girl-A-made-zing. I loved everything about this foundation. Wear a thin layer or build it up to full coverage with a brush or blender sponge. This bottle makes me want to wear full glam make up every day. I never had a dry patch. I do highly recommend wearing a primer with this as I personally felt better coverage with vs without. Zero oxidation issue, but I am not oily. Grabs great on to primer. A little goes along way. Easy to blend, and my favorite part easy to remove. I can definitely see this foundation as a staple in my bag.
Here are a few pictures so you can see why I loved this foundation so much.

Here is a link to check out Vitalist Healthy Elixer Foundation

Now those snacks.

WELCH’S FRUIT ROLLS
These were so soft. I really like how the rolls are made of real fruit and you can see it for your self when you unroll them. They are packed with vitamin c, so definitely a fun treat to find on an Oasis. I really loved the tropical punch and strawberry. I shared the berry roll with my colleague, and they really liked it.

ALOHA BAR

I would like to try a different flavor because this was awful. And I hope to remember them with better feeling than this bar gave me.

SUPER GREEN- EVOLUTION COLD PRESSED JUICE

This is an amazing flavor when it comes to green juice. It’s sweet and not overtly citrus or fishy/butter. When I go on my green juice binges, I must have one everyday. This one is perfect in texture as well. It looks delicious because it is.

NOTE: All opinions are my own. I received this box and all of the products in it complimentary of the brands via Influenster.

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Flower Beauty Glisten Up Highlighter Chubby

Finally its Summer again. That time of year you can take your make up off, and be so on trend and looking perfect for anywhere. And right now I have got to share this swooning worthy, Highlighter. Have you heard the buzz about FLOWER BEAUTY? Flower Beauty may be a really young brand, but the quality and sense of style exudes years of experience. Flower Beauty can be found at Wal-Mart. A lot of my girl friends have almost unanimously shared they want to know some products they can find that have quality performance, but won’t require an entire paycheck to purchase them. And so I ask you. Are you in love with that intense, bright, glowing highlight? Then this review is for you!

Let’s talk packaging, product, and a few tips on how to use this Highlighter.

Glisten Up really is the perfect name for this chubby. Flower beauty’s message of style translates to Make up is to enhance the beauty that is your. And very roughly don’t let make up wear you. You get the picture. So with that in mind the chubby is kind of small in size. But the ideal usage would really have this stick lasting a long time. I still think it should be bigger. The packaging is demure, yet simple. Really nothing fancy but this tube is very attractive. On the plus side,I think your money is going into product and not an overtly bulky package.

Aside from a simple package, the styling opportunities this chubby can achieve are anything but simple. I adore the finished look I get using this Highlighter. The palest flush of pink and the most shimmering glints of gold, just take me to all kinds of creative places. In the photo below I provided 2 swatches of Glisten Up. One swatch is with the product blended and the other swatch showing the buildable intensity that is easily achieved.

High intensity swatch

Blended natural Glisten swatch.

I did all of the swatches with flash so you can get a strong feel for the intensity of the light reflection a.k.a highlight.

Let’s wrap up this review with a few tips on using Glisten Up.

1) hold the stick like a pencil and draw the Highlighter on to your face.

2) if not a huge fan of intense highlighting. Simply use the tips of you fingers palm side of course and gently tap and Pat the edges of the line of demarcation. This is called blurring or blending. Final results will yield a softened natural illumination to the skin.
3) To get that Instagram glam. I apply Glisten up where I’d place Highlighter and I keep applying untill I get the desired effect. Very lightly blend any harsh lines and set with a highlight powder.
4) This is awesome for eye shadow too, and is the perfect illumination tool. I constantly wear just Glisten up on cheeks, eyes, and forehead, and I just feel incredibly glowy.

Special thanks to the girls on Facebook who shared their thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Let me know what you think about this review or if you have any questions about my experience with this product in the comments below. To find Glisten UpChubby Highlighter click on any Underlined Glisten Up.

Here is the shade name of the chubby featured in this post.

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Total Tease Mascara

Do you know that feeling ; the one you get when you find an amazing mascara? Total Tease Mascarahas me so lash confident I threw away my “old” stockpile. Yes! That is some serious results. Cover Girl sent me this mascara, and I want to share my thoughts. Join me for this post as I discuss my experience.

I will cover the following topics in regards to Total Tease Mascara: packaging, wand, and a few tips on how to use this mascara.

Diving right into the packaging for this product is easy. The mascara comes in a matte black tube with a pink lid. The lid is shaped similar to the wand inside the tube. I definitely prefer the long tube style versus the jumbo tubes. The wand is pink and when dipped into the mascaraappears all black. I think the wand tip is silicon or something with a slight flexibility. Bottom line is nothing fancy, just a straight up mascara tube. Personally I think it is very ordinary, but it maybe why Total Tease Mascara is so affordable.

Now the main attraction the Total Tease Mascara wand.

As mentioned before, this wand is pink and the tip is just so positively different.
I want to point out, this wand seems to have 3 different Combs. Short teeth,long teeth, and this extra long special detail teeth at the edge of the wand tip.
I will say it took a couple of times of use to catch on to using this wand. But now that I got it, I may never go back to a brush wand again. That was short was it not? Hehehe!

I am one who understands that everyone applies make up in a way that suits them . So the next point of discussion is how I personally use this mascara and wand.

Step 1) pull out wand
Step 2) Apply to lashes by lightly rotating the wand.
Step 3) use the comb to spot define. Like inner corners and outer eye lashes.

That’s everything, tips, deets, and one last thing. This formula pictured here is actually non-waterproof.
I actually have little run and the mascara dries quickly from application to dry. I threw away like 3 different brands of mascara after trying this. The good news is I believe there is a Waterproof formula. I will be sticking with this washable version. I am so glad to have a mascara that really suits my ideals of perfect mascara. I want to conclude with the following: This mascara is worth having. Easy to apply, and great results after application.

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I received this product complimentary from Cover Girl Insiders.

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