Amuse Bouche by Bite Beauty

I recently received a trio of Amuse Bouche lipsticks from Bite Beauty courtesy of Influenster. I have gotten a lot of vox boxes since I started my first blog about four years ago, and besides the Victorias Secret Sport box, I think this was one of my favorites.

For starters, these colors are SPECTACULAR.

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Just. Look. At. Them. From left to right they are Beetroot, Pepper, and Gazpacho.

The lipsticks themselves smell very citrusy, have a great texture, and are made with food grade ingredients. They are even gluten-free!

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Even though it took a little practice to get such a rich color on my pale, pale skin, Beetroot is definitely my favorite (see above). I paired it with some high waisted black jeans from Garage and this sparkly J Crew tee for a tapas date night. This little black bag was a darling addition (even though my phone doesn’t fit in it!).

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I love Pepper (above) as well because it is perfect for a casual day of shopping and is also totally office appropriate!

Definitely a 5 out of 5 on this one. Way to go Bite Beauty!

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Influenster Airbrush Perfect Legs

I recently received the Airbrush Perfect Legs VoxBox from Influenster with a sunless tanner-like product from Sally Hansen.

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To be honest, this was the first Vox Box I received since becoming a part of Influenster about three years ago that I did not like.

Although the product was definitely too dark for my skin tone (since I received the medium) it was still just a strange product. It works like makeup for your legs, but it came off a bit too easily for my liking, and was pretty orange. It also does not gradually tan your legs like other similar products, but just wipes clean. So you go from being, in my case at least, pale to orange to pale again in one go.

This product was really just not for me, and I received similar feedback from other bloggers I talked to who also received this box.

Oh well, hopefully the next one will be better, andI honestly can’t complain after receiving probably a dozen or so great boxes from Influenster.

I received this product complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes.

Influenster VoxBox

I recently received the Influenster Covergirl Vox Box!

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After testing these out I absolutely love them! The Intensify Me eyeliner is like a felt tip pen for your eyes. I have always used a little brush for my liquid liner, but this makes it SO much easier, and allowed me to get a little more daring with my eyes for both my Sorority’s Senior Party, and Muhlenberg’s Senior Ball!

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While I did like the Super Sizer Mascara, it does not give as much volume as I am used to. If you are looking for longer lashes, this is the one to pick though!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Summer Skin

Summer is the time when I am most happy with my skin. It isn’t too dry like in the winter, and I don’t feel the need to pile on makeup.

It took me quite a while, but I am finally satisfied with my makeup routine. I have even been trying some new products that I received from Sephora!

Disclaimer: I have combination skin that is oily in the summer, and I embrace my pale skin!

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1. Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Cream Cleanser

I have tried many different face washes from Clean & Clear to Clinique, but this one is by far my favorite. It has aloe in it so during the winter it keeps my skin from drying out but it isn’t so oily that it makes me break out in the summer. Perfection!

2. Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion 

This is technically step 2 of the Acne Solutions line. I currently use this clarifying lotion as well as the Emergency Gel (at night). This makes my skin feel so clean. It removes dead skin and leftover makeup after you wash your face, kind of like flossing for your skin!

3. Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer 

This primer minimizes the look of your pores while also mattifying shine. I received a travel size sample from Sephora and though I love it so far, I am not sure I would pay $45 for it. I guess I’ll enjoy it while it lasts!

4. Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer

I also received this concealer as a travel size sample. It targets under eye circles and fine lines. I blend it under my eyes, which makes them feel brighter. It also hydrates your skin so it doesn’t crease.

5. L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Concealer

This is a great concealer that actually does blend right in with my skin tone. I find it works best if you dab a bit on the spot you want to cover and then dab it with a finger to blend it in.

6. Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder (01 Stay Buff)

I waited a long time to try powder foundation, and I wish I had done it sooner! I absolutely love this one because it is light, keeps my skin from getting too oily, and is versatile; you can get a lot or a little coverage depending on what you need. For lighter coverage I use my Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Airbrush #56.

7. Maybelline Mineral Power Blush in Gentle Pink – Discontinued

This probably means I need new blush… but I love it!

8. Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler

This is super easy to use and comes with extra silicone pads. I can’t go anywhere without curling my lashes!

9. Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner (Matte Black)

I have always used Sephora eyeliner, and I love it. It goes on smooth and stays all day. The retractable version is great because I never have to sharper it or worry about it being too sharp.

10. Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Waterproof Mascara

This mascara makes my lashes feel a million miles long. It doesn’t smear at all and it takes a massive mistake on my part to make it clump.

11. Lilly Pulitzer Chapstick

For anyone who was wondering how this free gift turned out, the Chapstick is very smooth and smells like coconut! I love the Lobstah Roll print as well.