Friday, November 30, 2012

Dino Lingo Video

Influenster asked if I wanted to review a video clip about language learning programs for kids, and I figured why not?! So Kieran and I sat down and watched a couple of the clips. I was amazed at how many different choices that Dino Lingo offers for languages. Dino Lingo had the 'normal' languages you see in children's learning programs like Spanish or French, but they also had Irish Gaelic, Japanese, Korean and many more! Kieran and I watched 3 of the clips, the French, Irish Gaelic and Spanish ones. She loved watching the little dinosaur and would giggle when she saw him. For me watching the Spanish one was easier to talk with her about since I knew what it was saying and how to say the words (lol), but I think that hearing and seeing the others was pretty awesome even for an adult. We really liked watching the clips, the nice thing is that they repeat the words multiple times and put the words on the screen, and its clearly spoken.

Here's a look at some of the video clips we watched, complementary from Dino Lingo and Influenster:
Irish Gaelic

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin ~Review~

Two other products that I received in my Beauty Blogger VoxBox were the Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream Normal/Dry and the Boots No7 Cleansing Lotion Normal/Dry. I'm not normally one to use lotions or moisturizers on my skin because I have super oily cheeks, nose and chin and break out A LOT (adult acne sucks!) so trying these was something I wasn't too sure about. The first thing I did when I opened the bottles up was smell them, hehe! I really liked that there was no overwhelming smell to them. I remember my grandmas face creams always making me gag due to the smell, so to have a face cream/lotion that doesn't have a strong smell was wonderful! Before I even put them on my face I rubbed each one into my hand. I was surprised to see that they weren't super thick lotions like I was expecting. Once I got over my fear about a break out I tried the Cleansing Lotion on my cheeks. I was very excited and surprised that #1 I didn't look oily, and #2 I didn't break out after using it! It was very smooth going in, felt almost like water. Then I tried the night cream. I have a pretty dry area between my eyebrows and middle forehead so I rubbed some in there before bead. Again NO Breakouts! It was awesome. I'm really liking the Boots No7 products and they are something that I normally would never get on my own so I'm really glad that Influenster and Boots sent me some to try!

About This Product

No7 appreciates that busy lifestyles mean you don't always have time for a lengthy skincare regimen. That's why we've created Beautiful Skin. Discover radiant skin in 14 days with two simple steps:

Step 1: Cleanse

The first step to beautiful skin is clean skin. All Beautiful Skin cleansers quickly and gently remove all traces of dirt and impurities, leaving you with perfectly clean, healthy skin. Skin is so effectively cleansed that there is no need for a separate toner.

Step 2: Moisturize

Once cleansed, hydrate your skin with our nourishing day and night creams. All our day creams deliver SPF 15 and Broad Spectrum UV Protection, while our night creams work to promote optimum hydration while you sleep.

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream Normal/Dry :

Rest easy throughout the night knowing that your skin is getting the best possible care with this luxuriously rich night cream for all night moisturization, includes Cocoa butter for an additional boost. A nourishing cream with Glycerin and Shea Butter to energize and promote optimum hydration while you sleep. Designed to work in harmony with your skin, replacing lost moisture and leaving you with healthy looking radiant skin.

How to Use:

Smooth into your face and neck after cleansing every evening.

Essential Facts

Beautiful Skin - the newest and easy to use two-step range of everyday skincare cleansers and moisturizers, tailored to your specific skin type eliminating the need for toners. Products are color-coded, making it easy to find just the right products for your skin type: Normal/Oily (Pink), Normal/Dry (Green) and Dry/Very Dry (Lilac)
SPOTTED: $13.99 at ShopBootsUSA, Target,, and ULTA among many other retail locations

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster and Boots

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact ~Review~

Another item that I received in my Beauty Blogger VoxBox was the NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact. I'm still "new" to the world of makeup so I get a little leery to try new eye products when I'm still learning how to use them. I was really excited to see this in my box even with been a little nervous to try it. I normally stray away from eye shadow because I'm always afraid that I'll use too much and look like a clown, haha. In the past couple months I've become a little more adventurous in trying eye shadows after watching some videos on how to do it the "right" way.

One of the things I love about the NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact, is that it has different shades to create different looks with. The palate also has some 'how to' directions on the back for people not as experienced, like me, on how to do the makeup. There's lighter greys, medium greys and a dark almost black. You could easily do a light daytime look or a dramatic night look all with this little palate. Another thing that I loved about this palate is that you don't need a whole bunch of the eye shadow for it to show. The palate also has a primer to put on before you do any shadow color. The primer is a little thicker then the other kind that I normally use, but once it was rubbed in it really didn't matter that it was thicker. I loved that there is the 'how to' guide on the palate but I also loved that you can create any look that you like from this simple palate! A bonus, is the price...You get 4 shadow colors, the highlighter and the primer for under $5!
Here's the look I created with the NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact

About This Product

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. With four vibrant colors designed for your eye color, you can create a look as individual as you are!

Essential Facts

Straight from the city that never sleeps, NYC New York Color offers products with uptown style at down-to-earth prices, from $.99 - $4.99. The energy, style, and color of New York City shines through the wide range of shades, textures and innovative products. NYC always delivers the most on-trend products & shades hot off the runway!
SPOTTED: $4.99 at chain drugstores nationwide

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster and NYC

Friday, November 16, 2012

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin ~Review~

As part of the Beauty Blogger VoxBox I received a set of Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin's. At first I was a little unsure about them since I only have shoulder length hair, and my hair doesn't like to cooperate with me. The Spin Pin's were the first things that I opened from the box and gave them a whirl. It was surprisingly easy to get them in. I really thought I would get frustrated like other 'bun up-do' products I've tried. Even with my short hair I was able to get both the pins into my hair. The bun wasn't perfect looking as tiny parts of my hair would stick out but they still held it together. I was able to shake my head around, do some exercising and it still held my hair up. I'm in love with these pins and plan to get another set here soon!

Essential Facts

The Goody brand is the most widely-recognized manufacturer of hair accessories and styling tools in the world. Through proprietary brands such as DoubleWear™, QuikStyle™, Simple Styles™, Slide-Proof™ and Ouchless®, Goody has introduced smart innovations like the exclusive Spin Pin and Quik Style Brush. With products inspired by the latest designer trends and innovative solutions, Goody offers an inspiring range of hair accessories and styling tools.

About This Product

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!


1. Gather your hair at the nape of your neck (no ponytail holder needed)

2. Twist your hair into a tight bun and tuck in the ends

3. Spin one pin in from the top and the other from the base, taking care not to interlock pins.

SPOTTED: $7.29 at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreen’s, Kroger, Duane Reade

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster and Goody. All the views expressed in this post are my own thoughts.

Beauty Blogger VoxBox

Last month I got an awesome Beauty Blogger VoxBox from Influenster. It was filled with a bunch of awesome products that I'm in love with now. I will be posting a couple blog posts here soon to highlight some of the products in the box so stay tuned!

Inside the box I had products from:
NYC Color
Not your Mother's
Bath and Body Works

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Influenster Re-Launch

I have been part of Influenster for around a year now and have loved every minute of it. I have been able to try and review some wonderful products, some I've never heard of till Influenster. Recently Influenster re-launched their site. The new site is WONDERFUL! Its extremely clean and crisp, and very easy to navigate. At first, like all change, I was very nervous about the new site but it fared better then I expected. With the launch of the new site Influencer can invite people to become part of Influenster. Each Influencer can invite up to 5 people at this time.
So what are you waiting for go check it out and see how you like it!