Random: Giveaway

Hey Beauty Lovers,

I have been accumulating a small pile of stuff: perfumes, makeup, health samples to give away. Now, if I like something I do not give away just the sake of giving away but if the color does not fit me or if I am not into then its up for fair game. I have set aside some nice things and I would like to give all of you a chance to win. So, the first person who wants this box please comment below with your email address. DO NOT make a comment because that is not what the directions above say. Comment with your email and I will gladly send you the box.
The items up for grabs in my box. Now before I get into the items I want to say I check out the FAQS section for some of the supplements and Bulu Box says that :Q. Are the samples in my Bulu Box safe to take?
A. Yes. We only work with brands and manufacturers that create products that are safe to use. However, the Food and Drug Administration does not evaluate the label claims for many samples or products. The samples are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your doctor before taking any supplements.
Here are the cool things I included in the box:
1. Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths
2. Pixi Shea Butter lip Balm
3.Nu Hair Foam Rejuvenate &Style Foam
4. Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo and Condition sample
5.Posie Balm Hydrating Lip Balm Sample
6.Kick Butt Engery Balls 2 Sample sample packets 1 ball each
7.VitaBath Sulfate and Paraben Free Body Wash
8.Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil
9.Antica Farmacista Body Wash in Bergamot &ocean Aria
10. Pixi Tinted Lip Balm
11.Anxiety free Stress Release Formula
12.Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo sample
13.Nanacoco Lip Balm
14. Prada Perfume Sample
15. Calvin Klein perfume Sample
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83


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Project Travel:Panama

Hi Ya’ll ,
I started writing this while sitting in Tocumen airport waiting to go home. I spent seven days in Panama and I really miss home. I spent the time here helping my mother who is a native (feliz national Hispanic month) get things in order after my grandmother or as I called her abuelita(she played me and my sister telling her grandma sounded old and she preferred abuelita ,it was same thing) died earlier last week. I loved her very much and know she is watching over me and my sister.
Being in Panama was a bit hard since I wanted to see her alive and be around her, showing me the country. For us this time it was not a sight seeing trip and it was a lot of going back and forth with officials and other office personnel. Panama is in a state of growth and I  felt as if the needed signs that said pardon the dust we are still working. During our stay I was quite surprised that Panama had all the american foods here like papa johns,burger places and even major franchises like hooters and tgi Fridays . They even had a cinema which has  Spanish subtitles for american movies. The movies were $3.00 and $8 for extreme 3d. I know quite a price jump but still cheaper than America.
The times we were not exhausted physically and mentally and when we were out I took some pictures but my Mom was worried about thieves and my camera which every cop and ex patriot made us aware of.
The country is beautiful with its issues like any other country.
I hope to go back with my entire family.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Pink Series: OCC Trollop

Hi Y’all,
This is a post I wanted to bring to you because one, I haven’t done one in a while and two, because I am going away for a little bit. Not to jail or anything .
Occ Trollop is a lip tar by obbessive compulsive cosmetics. I became familiar with it over YouTube and purchased this one and others from IMATS in NYC years ago. Trollop is considered by OCC to be a coraled pink. The way this color can look based on your skin tone as a darker person I saw more coral but on fairer skin tones I saw the pink. This lip tar like all others is matte,very dry like a step next to Ruby woo dry if you just slap it on. I received better results in staying power and being comfortable on the lip area when I applied the OCC clear /primer on my lips. I would also say that for a color to be so soft it is quite bright.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: For the Love of Eyeshadow

Hi Beauty Lovers,
I love blush, lipstick and lip gloss but I love the idea of eye shadow. Eye shadow to me is very illusive. Its something that I want to wear, I like wearing, and I like seeing people apply. However, its the bane of my makeup existence because its so hard to blend, its so hard to pair shadows.Its so hard to do! Anyway, I had a plan to do 30 days of eye shadow looks. Yeah! that was not going to happen but I feel like maybe I could do some eye swatches or I may just throw caution to the wind and try multiple colors at the same time.
So check out the photos of some of the eye shadow, cream shadows , eyeliners and paint pots and so on.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Pink Series: OCC Strumpet

Hi Yall,
I am coming to you again with another addition of on Wednesdays we wear pink series. I just shorten in the title because I think its a bit much. I wanted to talk about another dark pink lipstick that I picked up during IMATS last year. The name of this color is Strumpet. Sephora describes the color as a seedless grape red. I disagree, more of a blue based fuchsia. What I do agree on is that its a high intensity matte shade. The intensity also allows you to apply the product in small amounts. So basically do not squeeze it out onto your lips, all you will do is make a mess. I really think this last about 5 hours. I still see a lot of the color even after that time and I think that is combination of the finish which is matte and the pigmentation.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,

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Project Tryout: What I tried out

Hi Y’all,
I have been actively trying to get my hands on every sample,makeup item and skincare that I bought from watching people on YT or checking out the latest from sheer curiousity. All the items that I have brought into this bedroom,I am taking photos and trying out.No more products laying around unless I am giving them away. Believe me I am giving away some major items.
The first item I have tried during the days I was off were:
1. AnnaNaturals Mama  glowing scrub (click here to see the photo). I had to use it because it does say all natural and sitting and waiting till it goes bad. It was quite grainy which I don’t mind for a body scrub but I am unsure if I want to use it on my face and I would want to use it after washing my face with a more gentle cleanser than the tea tree cleanser I purchased while away.
2. Beautifying oil in Shea from the body shop. I used it after I used the mama glowing facial and body scrub. I love it. I loved it because it was light and moisturizing. It did not feel like I was wearing baby oil and the scent was overwhelming.
2.Makeup forever pro finish multi use powder foundation sample 177 and 178. Both powder samples were so close to my skin complexion. One would work perfectly in the winter time and the darker color in the summer. I found it was hard to actually use the samples. Trying to get it off the cardboard was quite difficult with both my fingers and then pointed foundation brush. However, when I did get a little of the page it blended well. I may try it out further at the Sephora.
3. Stila waterproof liquid eyeliner. I had went to the Sephora to learn how to do a cat eye on my down turned eyes. She showed me how the Stila eye liner worked so well. I waited like a dummy to purchase which also meant I wasn’t practicing either.My Eyeko eyeliner is starting to wear down so I purchased the Stila liner. I tried doing a cat eye and saw some major improvements. Ladies, watch out! I may be debuting my cat eye soon.
4.Caudalie Beauty elixir. This is a skin care item that I previously in a group called Caudalie Favorites from Sephora  . I really wanted to try it because of social media’s take of the brand and  I have tried some of items in the Caudalie favorites like the makeup remover when I was in Boston. That is some cool stuff. The beauty elixir is described on the Sephora site as  a part-toner, part-serum, the Beauty Elixir smooths the skin, tightens the pores, and provides an instant burst of radiance . The burst of radiance  was quite strong,it irritated the skin right under my eyes and skin in and under my nose. Even after I had it on my skin I had to rinse it off. Too strong. . I would not purchase this alone.
Check the photos below
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Pink Series: Urban Decay Anarchy

Hey Ya’ll,
I am here on another Wednesday wearing my pink because you already know on Wednesdays what color we are wearing. LOL.
Anyway, I am bring to you a sample which I have not purchased yet because I am not finished with the sample. Yeah, that is how I roll. I love this color when I first applied it. This color is described from the Sephora website as a bright fuchsia. This lipstick has a glossy finish and cost 22.00 dollars.This is not a color where you will have to build it up swipe after swipe. One swipe and you get bold color. On the Temptalia website a dupe for this would be MAC Pink Pigeon except it is a matte finish. The MAC color is also cheaper, 16.00 dollar.
Check the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Highlighter and Contour

Hi Y’all Glammies,

With that statement above, my proofreader just had a conniption. After finishing my I Dream of Blush series (clickhere)where I go through ever blush I own but do not use, I am now on the contour and highlight post. It is only a post because I was not a big highlighter or contour person because I am flawless, you should be reading scared. Haha! Anyway, I have a few highlighters and some of them I will be trying for the first time. I have even fewer contours because my face is not so round and I just prefer to highlight.
Check out the photos below of my highlighting and contour products.
If you want to see more let me know in the comments below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Bulu Box Review

Hi Subscribers, followers, lurkers,
This is both a Bulu box review as well as a first impressions. Lets first do a first impressions of my new Bulu Box that I have received for August 2014.
1. About Time Aux Pre Workout Energy Drink.This is one of the first packets that fell out of my subscription box. I was thinking that this was kind of like the Gatorade drinks that are designed for pre workout. However, this energy drink is all natural, stevia sweetened, gluten free. The product is saying :This gluten-free pre workout formula provides optimized delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles, improving metabolic performance and increasing energy at the cellular level.
The cost of this product is 34.99
2. E Boost Natural Energy Shots. I am not an energy shot person because I dont like the idea of having to depend on something else to boost my energy. I would rather amp up my exercise routine or cut down on eating so many carbs. This engery drink is said to be natural by using Green Tea extract. The product information says : Get ready for whatever your day holds with a simple shot of powerful, natural and clean energy from EBOOST. Each delicious flavor gives you more energy than ever before through a vibrant blend of B-vitamins, Green Tea Extract, and Green Coffee. Supported by top quality vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, EBOOST Shots will help keep you on your game mentally and physically.*
The cost of this product is 26.99
3. Solle Excell. This came out the Bulu box with a qr code on it so I had no idea what to think. When looking on the website it says:Solle Excell enhances your mind and body by providing a unique, concentrated herbal nutrient blend that helps you achieve true clarity in your personal health and enhance your well being like never before. Solle Excell features a Tri-Maca Vibrancy Blend that can help strengthen bones and support healthy prostate function. The 3 types of Maca in this blend have been researched and tested for their positive effects. SollaClear, found in Solle Excell, is a herbal blend that supports the body’s ability to clarify the mind and improve circulation and respiratory function.*
the cost of this product is 54.53
4.Forgiven Alcohol Metabolizer This actually looks like a product that I would drink because I get horrible headaches after a glass of wine. The description is this great product well before actually trying it is : Only Alcohol Metabolizer product on the market *
Helps your body break down alcohol components *
Aides in preventing long-term liver and brain affects due to alcohol *
Helps with headaches, dizziness, and nausea*
The cost of this product is 17.94
5. Zestra Essential Arousal oils. This is an adult product which I would not mind trying. Anything to boost up my sex life why not. Anyway, both the oils used in this are used for skin problems and PMS (borage and evening primrose oil). You are so suppose to place this on your female genitals(not inside) and wait five minutes. I dont feel comfrotable to with giving a review about it. However, this was listed in the description box that it is :
Recommended by doctors
Clinically documented to be safe and effective
Hormone-free and paraben-free
Works in minutes and lasts up to 45 minutes
Comes in a convenient, single-dose personal packettes
Made of botanical ingredients and is harmless if ingested*
The cost of this product is 9.99
6. Kartos Protein Beef Bar. Now this is one product that I am testing on my coworkers. I am not a Beef Jerky eater and I dont like eating beef right now with my more plant filled diet. I am will have a test tasting as soon as possible to let you all know the results. This product cost 37.80 for 12 bars.
Check out the photos below.


I rarely do reviews right after I have used an entire box to say do I like do I not like. I will say out of the entire box I do not believe I would purchase anything in the box. If you haven’t seen my first post on the box or descriptions (click here). I already committed to not trying the Miss Fit Burn Pills, the anxiety pills.
The items I did try was the Children and Adult Gummies, the PowerCrunch Protein Bar and The Hemp Protein for drinks.
So I received Smarty Pants Gummy Vitamins for Children and Adult and I have to say that are sweet and a bit sour which i like but who wants to down 4 gummies for kids and six for adults at one time. These gummies are like the size of Spice drop candy. Would I purchase these probably not, I think there are sweeter version of vitamins that take only one dose.
The Powercrunch protein energy bar was French vanilla Creme flavor. It does taste better than some protein products in the past. Tasting the bar was fine it was the after taste that was not so nice. I really would have to be real hungry for me to eat an entire bar not a sample.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro was not the best , I mean in contrast to what regular protein powder it is great. To me and this is only my warped taste buds , it taste like they mixed cake batter into the powder. Yes, its still a sludgy taste but its less sludgy than regular protein powders.

Now, I have switched to regular Bulu boxes and feel like I get better options. No more anxiety pills but I do get “healthy chips” , protein snacks and vitamins. You can check out some of my Bulu boxes here.

Catch ya later,

1reddiva83

 

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Project Tryout: Ipsy Glam Blag

Hi Ya’ll,
I am sorry for the lateness of this post and the future glam bag post. I was in Boston and I will try to play catch up. I also have post on my Boston trip. Anyway, this is one of the bags I received while I was gone. Check it out.
1. Absolute Lip Balm in Grape . This is one half of a duo that is priced at 5.99. I like the price of the lipbalm and it smells like grape but I have not tried it because I still have some lipbalms to go through. The Absolute site says that:
Treat your lips with the ultra-moisturizing Duo Lip Balms from Absolute New York. Our lightly tinted, creamy, conditioning formula softens, smoothens, and protects lips for a seriously kissable pout. Discover this must-have duo for sensationally soft and luscious lips!
2. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner. This is an instant mattifying primer that is resistant to sweat and humidity. It is boasting that it can:
minimizes the appearance of pores by diffusing light
blurs imperfections & lines
erases shine & mattifies skin
absorbs oil, reduces shine and helps regulate sebum production
antibacterial action for a healthy skin
acts as a shield to prevent make-up from clogging pore
This is one of the 2 high end products in my glam bag.
3. Urban Decay perversion Mascara. My second high end product which I snatched open because this is one of the most talked about mascaras on the YT. On the site.. its Bigger, Blacker , Badder..
So intense you might need a safe word, Perversion glides on and gets you sexy in one stroke.Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of “pull” so it glides through lashes. Our formula NEVER gets brittle or clumpy. Perversion Mascara contains Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids—including marine glycogen, known to stimulate lash growth. Honey extract provides deep nourishment, sea idrolized elastine stimulates the hair follicle, and marine collagen protects. Doesn’t these phrases make you want to try it out and be all scandelous. LOL
4. Coastal Scents Forever Blush Sample Duo. When I opened this up, I knew … Giveaway. The colors did not do it for me. I learned not to even swatch the colors because it would be a waste. The Coastal scents website says its a perfectly pigmented powder blush for a long-lasting rush of color.
5. Lord and Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil. This is the small pencil I have received in the mail. However, I love Black eyeliner. I never heard of them but after looking on the website I am now intrigue. Damn you Ipsy. Tempting me to buy stuff. On the site this is what is said about its khol liner:
A soft and creamy kohl stick in an intense black shade perfect for creating that dramatic Bollywood eyeline. Formulated to provide deep, dramatic coverage, yet gentle enough to be used on the inner lash lines. Line the upper and lower lashes and smudge into the roots too for the perfect Arabic smoky eye.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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