Friday, November 23, 2012

What is Influenster?

What is Influenster?

 Simple, it is a invitation only free monthly subscription site. It closes the gap between brands and potential consumers. As a consumer you are called a "Trendsetter". A trendsetter is someone who influences others.

Influenster is a social media online community that gathers "Tastemakers" and "Trendsetters" alike. You share your opinions and experiences with products. Active members receive exclusive deals, promotions, and swag,

But, in order to receive all these goodies you have to complete surveys and different tasks with videos, reviews, and other social media.

Remember, it is not guaranteed you will receive a box each month. These are based on scores of how active you are on the site.

You will receive a email when you qualify for a box. Each box is always different.

As a  Influenster member I have learned if you are a home body it will force you to jump out of your comfort zone.

I would like to add before I close this post. They recently have gone through a website overhaul. I like it a lot but I do still have a little trouble getting around on the site. It is very eye appealing though.


Influenster is pretty much a cool survey site with the potentials of testing out a product. And being the voice for consumers. Letting know brands what they like and dislike, what they should change and etc. Because businesses are always looking to improve their product and services.

Interested? Would you like to join? Leave me a comment here with your email. =]

All in all I totally like this opportunity. I have been looking for websites like this for centuries. And I will say this is the best one, although you don't receive money you receive products in exchange for your opinion.

New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact

Dark Shadows await you my lord. W/ Swatches.

Recently, I had received my first VoxBox from Influenster. One of the items was a limited edition eyeshadow from NYC New York Color. The all in one kit named Dark Shadows features 4 shades of slight metallic shimmer of grays, illuminator, and primer. It is a go-to all in one kit to make the perfect smokey eye. The retail cost is $4.99. This cosmetic company always offers you the latest cosmetics on trend at affordable prices that can be purchased at any drugstore and other local shops.

These are quite pigmented. And are pretty much true to color. When you add the primer and a base the colors are sure to pop!  The first bottom shade is not a true white but more of an offwhite with a hint of gray. The second color is a true silver. The third color is a very similar to the crayola gray but a little deeper. And top is a ashy charcoal. The primer is flesh colored and applies sorta whitish on the skin it barely disappears. The illuminator is just a creamier base of the first shade.

Below are swatches .

without primer.
with primer.
All in all. I really like this eyeshadow and will gladly spend $5 for it.

P.S. My apologies. This is my first review. They will get better as practice makes perfect! Also, im a beginner in the cosmetic industry.

Disclaimer: Product was received in compliments to Influenster and Brand for testing and review purposes. Thank You! All reviews and opinions are of my honest opinion.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The 7 seconds of Death

Okay, The title can be a little scary but it is not as frightening as you may think. Did you just noticed what your brain measured within a few seconds of reading the title? Well that is exactly what this post is about First Impressions. What did I think of the first Influenster ( VoxBox I recieved.

When I first look at the box. I felt bummed and questioned "Why is it so small?, Why is it so plain? But, you can never judge a book by its cover. And then I secondly, thought "I like this box a lot it is ecofriendly." Everything fit into the box perfectly. No wasted space and I can reuse this box when I want to send off something as well. And once I seen all the stuff I got, the design didn't bother me anymore.

In this box I received 7 items. I felt it was a good amount of samples/full size items received for FREE. Yes, for free all I had to do was fill out surveys about my life. In the photo above you see a card. The informational card gives you information about the products including: price and product usage.

I received:

1. NYC New York Color® IndividualEyes Custom Compact;  Valued at $4.99
2. Kiss® Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit; Valued at 5.99
3. Bath and Body Works®; Valued at Mini Candles $3.50
4. EBOOST®; Valued at $28 for a box of 20 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 30 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 12 shots
5. Goody® Simple Styles Spin Pin; Valued at $7.29
6. Not Your Mother's® Smooth Moves™ Frizz Control Hair Cream; Valued at $6.00 for a full sized 4-oz bottle
7. A surprise for me and you! 
8. I wasn't eligible for the bonus item *sad face*. Which was either a Vitabath® Fragrance Mist or Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin.

I immediately became nervous when I seen the Goodys® Spin Pins. As I have natural kinky hair. I have my doubts about this product as I am concerned whether I will get knots in my hair from using this product. I have viewed a few videos on young women using the spin pins with their natural hair. But, it could possibly work differently for me. So all I can do is cross my fingers and hope for the best, lol. 

Personally, I am not to fond of eyelashes. I always struggle putting them on. But, once in awhile I will take the time to add to the lashes I already have. I am really excited with trying these out, they aren't the usual thin and sparse lashes I am used to. 

Here you see NYC New York Color® IndividualEyes. It is the perfect shimmer smokey eye for a night out with the girls or a special someone. It totally screams a eye makeup tutorial, beware I am a beginner. In this palette you receive a primer, illuminator, highlighter, lid, and 2 contour shadows. Not Your Mothers® Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream will help me create the perfect braid or twist-out, it will keep my hair nice and smooth and maybe even with flat-ironed hair.

Lastly, I received the most intoxicating aroma of the best part of fall, PIE! Bath and Body Works® has a series of mini candles. The scent I received is called Nutmeg and Spice, it reminds me of all my favorite pies and all the spices that go into them to make the invigorating smell. I also was given a discount code to share with all my friends once I make a purchase.

Eboost® is a nutritional energy powder. It contains a daily dosage of vitamins, minerals, and super-nutrients to boost your energy and immune system. It also doesn't contain sugars, or artificial flavors.

With all these items I can create the perfect evening look as well as keep me on the dance floor all night long and energized. I am glad that I was able to partake in this box. Within a week or two I will update you guys on my feelings about these products.

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for free for a quality test trial to review by Influenster.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Oober Ecstatic

Some months ago, while on I came across monthly subscription boxes. This was a great idea for many companies whether well known or just beginning. This allows customers and prospectors to be aware of their presence. You are given a box full of samples to try, you then in an exchange review it on your site(s) through video, text, or plain ole' word of mouth.

Now on to what this post is about. One of the subscription sites I found was Influenster ( company has a box named VoxBox. The boxes have a series of different items and brands depending on the theme.They offer free subscription boxes to a limited amount of people. To be eligible for a box you have to fill out a series of surveys about your everyday life and tasks along with providing other types of information. You will then possibly receive an email based on your answers if you are a runner for a box for that month. 

Well I was recently sent an email stating I could possibly receive a box. I filled out all the needed information. And BOOM! a few minutes ago I received another saying I WILL RECEIVE A BOX. I am so ecstatic this is my first VoxBox (influenster) ever! Also, this will be my first ever official review on a product. I am nervous but I am up for the challenge. I will be receiving my box in 5-10 business days. So be on the lookout for this review by the end of October early November. Duh, I have to try out the products first. 

Question for the day

Have you tried Influenster? What do you like and don't like about there subscription? and Why?  Are you interested in trying out this site?

Thank You and Have a Blessed Day xoxox 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My first time

Welcome to Beauty and the Foodie. I would like to thank you for taking the time to take a visit. This blog will take you on a journey through my obsessions of food and beauty by offering you photos, reviews, videos and so much more to come.

Whats up with the name? Well, I started out with The Ultimate Food Junkie. But, I noticed it had my posts restricted. And I am a free spirited, free flowing being. One day I was talking with my older sister who has her own blog too ( and I was talking to her about business stuff. And she had asked if I had one too. I said yes but there's not much to it. I told her the name made me feel restricted and I was in a road block and had many posts in draft form. She suggested a beauty blog may be better for me and then I began on thinking of names. Beauty and the Foodie is the one we agreed upon. And here it is!

My Goals for this blog are unclear for now. But I would like to offer reviews, raves, news, tips & tricks, facts & fiction through photos and videos. I don't know if this will be a just for fun hobby or full throttle ahead.

All photos exclusively from me will be made with my Nikon Rebel XS and Samsung Galaxy S3.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Under Construction

This blog is going under major construction this week. I am still learning the functionality of this site. Please be patient, thank you.

On this blog you will find anything that pertains to photography and food. You will find photos that are mine or of others and you will be linked to where I found them.

I am currently working on two posts right now that still need a little work. One has photos so be on the lookout and check back often.

Im very excited that I already have a few fans and nothing has been posted yet. It lets you know a good name and a good idea can come together quite easily and everything follows.

I hope you all will enjoy my blog. Follow me, become my friend.