Glamour Look by Mary Kay: Review and Looks

I have reviewed boxes for you guys from Influenster before and recently I received a new box that I am very excited to share with you! I received the Glamour Look by Mary Kay VoxBox. This is what was inside:
This box came with so many great things! I was so excited to be able to try them out and share them with you!
Lash Primer
I loved this lash primer, but I mainly loved the brush. I have never seen anything like it! I loved that it separated my lashes and unlike mascara it doesn’t clump during the process. It goes on clear and dries an opaque white. I have never used a primer before, so I was extra excited to try this product! I was very impressed and will be using this primer from now on!

Lash Love Lengthening Mascara
Of course I had to use the Lash Love Lengthening Mascara and the brush is pretty cool on this one too. I love the curve as it helps curl my lashes without the extra curler. I hate having a bunch of unnecessary makeup tools when one product can do multiple tasks. This mascara went on clump free (I’m sure with help from the primer) and stayed on all night! The first time I used it was for my husbands birthday trip in Reno, NV and I was out until about 6am and when I came back to the room it was still in tact. Normally after that long my lashes begin to look a little funny, but with this mascara they looked like I had just applied it.

Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm
I was very excited to use the Cream Eye Color. For one it is purple (my go-to eye color) and two it looking like it would be super simple to apple (which it was). I can’t really say that I was disappointed with this product, but it is definitely not my favorite of the bunch. While it went on smooth, I had a hard time trying to blend it with any other product. As it is only one color I wanted to add more but every attempt was worse than the one before it. I did love the color, and will use it again. Another issue that I had is that it creased really easily. Hopefully I can find a way to keep it from creasing because it is one of my favorite colors of my collection, I just wish it was my favorite product.

True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie
I don’t normally wear lipstick, but I do enjoy having a pretty color for when I do want to change things up a bit. I fell in love with this color the moment I saw it! It blends perfectly with my skin tone and goes on incredibly smooth. The container was a little confusing at first, although now that I am used to it I really like it. Since having this lipstick I have worn it almost everyday. Like I said before, I don’t wear lipstick very often so that is saying something about this product!

Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush
Lastly I received this makeup brush. I LOVE it! I only have a couple of brushes in my collection but I only keep the ones worth while. Because of this brush, I have thrown out my old concealer brush. This on is firm, yet extremely soft. It is now one of my new favorite brushes!

Here is the look I created using these products:

I loved these products and I can’t wait to try more Mary Kay products! So far they all seem great!

You can find Mary Kay and their wonderful products on their website here.

**Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.**

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Keep your hands soft and your dishes clean with Palmolive Soft Touch Dish Soap

I was so excited to learn that I had finally gotten accepted into a new Influenster program. luckily for me, this program was for Palmolive Soft Touch Dish Soap. the reason I say I was lucky was because we had just run out of our large bottle of regular Palmolive Dish Soap that we got from Costco.

I have always been a fan of Palmolive. Ever since I was a teenager I have been obsessed with the smell and the quality of it. My family was always a fan of dawn, but I hated the plain scents and plain bottle designs. My first experience with Palmolive was in a hotel on one of my family vacations. The hotel had given us a travel bottle to use during our stay and I begged for more and told them that I didn’t want to do anymore dishes without it. I would have to say that this is what began my obsessions of Palmolive.

The one thing that I have always hated about the regular Palmolive is that it can really dry your hands out. I love doing my nails, so I hate having my nails look great my my hands look like death. As a mommy of two little girls and a husband that eats like a horse I always have dishes that need to be done. Because of this my manicures get ruined and I have to start all over. I use Sensationail’s Gel Polish that lasts longer than regular nail polish but takes some time (that I don’t have) to do them, so when they get ruined I get more than a little upset. With Palmolive Soft Touch I no longer have to worry about my manicure!

I received two bottles of Palmolive Soft Touch; Vitamin E (the pink bottle) and Coconut Butter (the beige color). My favorite is the Vitamin E! It smells amazing and leaves my hands super soft! I’m not a big fan of coconut, but the Coconut Butter soap does smell great and also leaves my hands soft. My biggest problem as of recently is that my 2 year old loves to “help” me do dishes and she has used most of the Vitamin E because she thinks that if something is pink it belongs to her. I’m just glad that she can use this soap and not hurt her baby soft skin!

Baby H with her new favorite soap
Helping do the dishes

Overall I would recommend this soap to anyone that has to wash their dishes by hand. It cleans dirt and grime with ease all while keeping your hands soft. You can find Palmolive at a Walmart near you!

Thank you again Influenster for letting me try this amazing product! You guys always know about the best things out there!
**Disclaimer** I received two bottles of Palmolive Soft Touch from Influenster to review. However, I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.
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Palmolive Campaign

We were lucky enough to score some Palmolive Soft Touch Dish Soap from Influenster.
They asked us to create our own campaign for the product and here’s ours:
**Products were given to Star Focal from Influenster to review**
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Pilot FriXion Review- Influenster Cosmo Box

We all love our pens. While the idea that they are permanent is great, we all wish that we could still correct our mistakes when we need to. Pilot has solved this problem by coming out with their line of FriXion pens. I was fortunate enough to receive on of these pens in my Cosmo Voxbox from Influenster.

Frixion Ball 8-pack pouch

I love writing with pens, but even most erasable things leave behind bits of the eraser and I can never seem to get rid of them. I received both black and purple (my favorite color :) ). I love how smooth these pens write. Not only are they smooth but they don’t leave a huge ink trail behind like some of the other pens I have reviewed. Which is good because that means the ink will dry faster. They also don’t have a traditional eraser which means no mess!

As you can see below there is still traces of the ink left on the paper, but for the most part the ink is completely gone. If you are like me I’m sure you are wondering how these amazing pens work. Well I found the answer! The ink itself is thermo-sensitive, which means that when the ink comes in contact with heat it disappears. Apparently if it comes in contact with cold temperatures it reappears but I have not personally seen it happen. Because of this heat problem it is advised that you do not use these pens on very important documents.

I am going back to school this January and before when I was in school I always hated the fact that I couldn’t write out my homework in pen because I would always mess up and have to scribble out what I had written. I hate letting anyone see a scribbled mess and these pens makes it so that no one has to! I am so glad that I can use my pen and not have to worry about making mistakes with my pen because of how easy it is to fix them!

I love that these pens come in so many colors! Not only that but they have many packaging options so you can pick a pack that has all your favorite colors! They are also inexpensive so you don’t have to spend a fortune just to get the ones you want.

You can check out these and other great FriXion products on their website here.

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works- Cosmo VoxBox Review

It’s hard to find an inexpensive fragrance that lasts long, and that smells great. I recently received a bottle of Forever Red from Bath & Body Works from Influenster.

Forever Red is the first Eau de Parfume launched by Bath and Body Works, so this was very exciting for many fans. Not only that but they spent more money developing, perfecting, and of course promoting this one fragrance than they have on any other fragrance. Forever Red is a passionate blend of pomegranate and red osmanthus with a sexy surprise of vanilla rum. I think my favorite part about this perfume is the vanilla. It helps give the perfume a warmer/sweeter after tone.

Notes included in Forever Red: Fiery Pomegranate, Rare French Peach, Luminous Apple with Red Peony, Night Marigold, Red Osmanthus and a dry down of Rich Vanilla Rum, Velvety Marshmallow, Oak Wood

The bottle itself is a little plain for me, but simple can still be beautiful! The only thing I really didn’t like about it was the spritzer. It seems very flimsy and I feel like I am going to break it if I press is hard enough to spray the perfume. So far there have not been any major issues and hopefully it stays that way.

Forever Red is not just a perfume! Bath and Body works also offers many other products featuring this scent that I think you guys will really love! From soaps to lotions you are sure to find something that suites your needs.

So why is this perfume so special? Everyone loves Bath and Body Works but I know for me I am not a big fan of body sprays. This fragrance lets you have the best of both worlds. You can have your Bath and Body Fragrance and have it last longer than a body spray. Another great thing about this fragrance is that it is super inexpensive.

You can find Forever Red at your local Bath and Body Works, or on their website here.

Happy Holidays!


Star Focal received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program, however the opinions expressed are our own.

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2012 Cosmo Voxbox!

If you are not a member of Influenster I highly suggest joining. It is a free, yes free, website that lets you become a product reviewer! Sites like Influenster are the reason I started blogging in the first place!
This is my second VoxBox, and I was really excited to get it! Inside was a Venus Razor and an extra Venus and Olay blade, 2 Pilot FriXion pens (purple and black yay!), Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape Chocolate, and Forever Red perfume from Bath and Body Works.
Keep an eye out for review of my favorite products from this box!
Make sure to sign up here, if you want an invite just let me know!
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Influenster!

Are you on Influenster yet? If not you need to be! They send you free products to try so that you can share them with your friends and family! I love the products they send, and love them! So make sure you sign up! Want an invite? Let me know and I’ll try to send one to you! Check them out at Influenster.com
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