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I was recently lucky enough to be chosen to receive a Mom Voxbox from Influenster chock full of lovely products.  Among them was a single bar of ivory soap that Ivory was kind enough to send .  Although I’m not normally a ‘bar’ soap type of person, I did find many uses for this product.  I flaked some into my laundry and it did a great job.  Also, I found that it’s actually pure and gentle enough to use on my face without breakouts.  Overall, very good product at a reasonable price. Find your Ivory now at your nearest retailer, including stores such as Walmart and Target as well as any major grocery, dollar and drug store.  A 10-pack of Ivory bar soap retails for around  $4.49 (bath bar size).



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Have you ever had the kind of day where you just can’t stand your hair/clothes/makeup for a second longer?  I think we all have.  I have the hardest time figuring out how to make changes that are flattering and I’m always worried about doing something (especially to my hair!) that won’t look good.  If you’re like me, then you need StyleUnited!  StyleUnited.com is a new website by P&G, where you will find expert beauty and fashion tips, news, and personalized recommendations.  Join StyleUnited today for a chance to win the StyleUnited New View, New You Giveaway.   Two lucky winners will be chosen at random to take home a $500 gift card for a shopping spree at Macy’s or Nordstrom courtesy of StyleUnited.  To enter the contest, join StyleUnited using the link above and then head to this SheSpeaks blog post (you’re already a member of SheSpeaks, right? If not, join today—SheSpeaks rocks!) and add a comment telling them that you joined StyleUnited.  Be sure to use the same email address to join both StyleUnited and SheSpeaks.  Contest ends June 8th, 2012 at 12pm ET. Open to U.S. residents over 18.  If you’re one of the lucky winners come back and let me know.  Good luck!

Disclosure: SheSpeaks is sending a free item to bloggers who blog about StyleUnited.  Even though they are sending me a freebie, I was already a member of StyleUnited and love it.  I always give my honest opinion whether I receive free products or not!

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Test your memory with Recyclebank and Pantene’s fun interactive memory game. Earn 25 Recyclebank points and show your support for Earth-friendlier beauty. #rbbeauty http://bit.ly/rb_eb3

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Recyclebank and Pantene invite you to learn about Pantene’s new sustainable packaging made from sugarcane. Take the quiz to earn 20 Recyclebank points and learn about the new bottles. Now that’s sweet! #rbbeauty http://bit.ly/rb_eb2

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I received the cutest little Fruit Smoothie face mask from Montagne Jeunesse in my complimentary Influenster Holiday Vox-Box.  I see these frequently at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and CVS.  My 6 year old daughter is obsessed with face masks and beauty products in general, so she immediately glommed onto this and begged until I agreed to do a face mask with her.  She applied it to both of us and it was a lot of fun–it smelled fantastic and left both of us with silky smooth skin.  Of course she has perfect baby skin anyways, but she really had a great time doing this with me.  More information about Montagne Jeunesse can be found on their official website at http://www.montagnejeunesse.com The official word on Montagne Jeunesse as provided by Influenster:

Montagne Jeunesse



Fun, pampering beauty treats


Whether you enjoy looking after your skin, being pampered, or indulging in some me-time, be it alone or with friends, you will absolutely enjoy one of these ‘Life Little Pleasures’… With a huge array to choose from, our face masques are packed with the most delicious natural ingredients and are bursting with luscious fragrances. Suitable for all different skin types, there is one to suit every mood and everybody!


Montagne Jeunesse beauty treats are free of parabens, vegetarian approved and never tested on animals. So treat yourself today to a masque that will hydrate, nourish and leave your skin cleansed, smooth and glowing. Available at ULTA Beauty, Walgreen’s, Claire’s, Walmart, Kroger, CVS Pharmacies and other retailers across the US, these masques are available in a variety of succulent flavours, including:


  • Cucumber Peel Off
  • Passion Peel Off
  • Dead Sea Mud
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Strawberry Souffle
  • Chocolate Mud
  • And many more!

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I recently received a complimentary NYC Liquid Lipshine in ‘Nude York City’ as part of my Influenster holiday Vox-Box.  This is a fantastic gloss to toss in your purse for a quick touch-up.  The color is a nice neutral nude that has a similar consistency to a MAC Lipglass but at a much more inexpensive price point.  It applies with a flexible doe’s foot applicator and has a pleasant cocoa-y vanilla scent that I like.  It gives a nice shine and MLBB appearance but if you’re looking for it to cover your lip color you will want to choose a different shade.  My pigmented lips still peek out from underneath this, but I don’t mind that.  This is a sticky gloss, again reminiscent of MAC’s Lipglasses, that you will want to reapply after eating or drinking.  You can find more information about NYC on their official website at  http://www.newyorkcolor.com/  The official word on NYC as provided by Influenster:

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine

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!


A beauty-editor favorite is Liquid Lipshine ($2.49). It has pure pigments that created a 3-D gloss effect. Vitamin E provides shine and a moisturizing feel. The formula is non-sticky, super shiny & soft. Available in 10 on-trend shades from neutral nudes, to berries & fuchsias. Start shopping for NYC at these stores nearest you: Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Family Dollar, Duane Reade, Kmart, HEB, and others.  Visit newyorkcolor.com to check out all shades and fun products from New York Color!

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imPRESS Press-on Manicure

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a new entry, but I wanted to tell you guys about the imPRESS Press-on Manicure that I received in my Influenster Holiday Vox-Box.  Influenster provides an opportunity for registered members to test complimentary products and samples and then review them.  I recently qualified for my very first Vox-box and received a selection of complimentary holiday goodies to test.  Included in the box was imPRESS Press-On Manicure in the color ‘Ex On The Beach’.  My first impression was that the color they sent was not one I would normally choose.  I liken it to ‘old lady mauve’.  If you like mauves then this is a very nice one, it’s just not a color I personally enjoy.  Looking over the included flier I could see that they make some seriously adorable colors and patterns, though.  The nails themselves are very good quality.  The sizes are nice–I usually have a hard time finding nails that include a range of sizes small enough but these were great.  One thing I definitely do not like is the ‘press and stick’ adhesive applicators.  Those went straight in the trash and I used my own nail glue.  I was left with a cute, easy, affordable, and durable alternative to painted nails or expensive salon acrylics/gels.  I can’t wait to try these in different colors and patterns!  You can find more information about imPRESS at their website, http://impressmanicure.com/  Here is the official word on imPRESS, provided by Influenster:

imPRESS Press-On Manicure

This changes everything!

Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you’re done. There’s no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory.


imPress Manicure retails for $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns, and is available at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit imPressManicure.com, where you can download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on all the colors and patterns!

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