Volition Beauty Review #MyOwnVolition

Volition Beauty reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try some of their favorite products. I said yes and couldn’t wait to try the products out.  You can buy & find their products on their website and on Sephora’s website. They recently launched their top products earlier this month.  In September they will be available at selected Sephora stores as well.

These products are vegan, cruelty free ,noncomedogenic. & made without – Paraben, Sulfates, & Phthalates

Volition Beauty

 

Volition is the first & only brand that co-creates with us, the consumer. They don’t want to just sell us beauty products but help solve our beauty problems. On their website , you can submit your ideas for a product and possibly have your idea become a possibility / next must have product in their line.  They also include a little card in the products packaging acknowledging the person who had the idea and their inspiration behind it.

Tumeric Brightening Polish

Volition Tumeric Scrub

You can use this on body or face, I’ve been using it on my face only so far. Its gentle on my skin but still effective enough to exfoliate. My face felt smooth & did look healthy after using it.  Tumeric is a super spice & has been part of the Indian cultures beauty routine for thousands of years. It helps soften & brighten the skin.  This also contain sandalwood which is great for toning & olive oil for hydration.  This product is also vegan. It retails for $38.

Helix AM/PM Eye Gel

 

 

I really like the consistency & texture of this gel. It reminds me of a blurring products. Once applied it smooths skin out and absorbs quickly. Make up goes on without a problems & goes on smooth. The secret ingredient is a repairing helix complex from escargot ( yup..snails!) to help firm skin & decreases lines & wrinkles. Its lightweight , helps with puffiness ,& is hydrating. It retails for $52

 

Oil Control Mattifying Mist

Volition Oil Control Mist

 

This is a refreshing mist to help mattify skin & absorbs oil.   The rose water is calming & smells lovely. Spray about 12 inches from the face to refresh your makeup any time of day. Moving to FL this has helped keep my skin looking fresh & clean without messing up my make up.

This mist contains:

-Natural Humectant Powder: Delivers hydration to skin while drawing out excess oil.
-Amino Acid Complex: Promotes a healthy pH balance while hydrating and moisturizing skin.
-Rose Water: Features anti-inflammatory properties for redness.

 

I received these products for free. All opinions are my own.

Revlon Lip Products Review

There was a time I never wore lipstick and now its in my daily routine. So whenever I can try new lip products & colors…. I’m game! Never know which color will look good until you try it. I tried out 4 lip products from Revlon that Crowdtap sent me for free.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipcolor in Infatuation

This color didn’t look good on me so I gave it to my mom who likes darker colors. I thought it was hard to get an even coat.  only wore it for a short amount of time and it started to get patchy. I do have another color in the formula from this line and I love it. The applicator is soft & easy to apply the lip color.

There are 16 shades to choose from.

 

 

 

Revlon Kiss Balm in Strawberry

These balms are infused with natural fruit oils. I received strawberry and it smelled delicious!  The colors is sheer and you can build it up a little bit without leaving your lips feeling gross. Its easy to put in your pocket or purse when on the go. Leaves lips soft, hydrated , & kissable! Plus they have SPF in these for extra protection.   The other options: tropical coconut, crisp apple, sweet cherry, juicy peach

Revlon Kiss Balm Strawberry

Revlon Ultra HD Metallic Matte in Gleam

Revlon Ultra HD Metallic Matte

This lipcolor Gleam is not matte so its weird its called that. It has a nice shimmery look and isn’t sticky on the lips. I also like that its hydrating. I really like this color on me and the shimmer just adds a nice touch.  The applicator is soft and makes it easy to apply.

There are 8 shades to choose from.  Flare, Glam, Dazzle, Glitz, Gleam, Glow, Luster , Shine

 

 

Revlon Super lustrous lipstick in Black Cherry

This formula goes on smooth & feels great on the lips. Like the first color I shared its too dark for me. Its pretty , just not for mre. I think this is great for Fall/Winter ( just not on me) I gave this one to my mom as well.  Its felt nice and hydrated on the lips. I do have a few other colors in this line and love the way they feel on and the color looks great on. There are about 54 shades to choose from!

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What’s your favorite Revlon lip product? Have you tried any of these?

 

 

I received these products for free from Crowdtap. All opinions are my own

Revlon Face Products Review

Crowdtap sent me 4 Revlon products to try out . I received 2 primers, insta-blush, & a 4-in-1 blending sponge.

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Revlon Photoready Brightening Primer

  • Brightening pearls illuminate and even out skin tone
  • High Definition Filter Technology captures and transforms any light, blurring and softening flaws for a perfected, app filtered look
  • Helps to keep makeup in place all day
  • Works on all skin types

Revlon Photoready Brightening Primer

Revlon Photoready Pore Reducing Primer

  • Mattifies shine
  • Minimizes pores
  • High Definition Filter Technology captures and transforms any light, blurring and softening flaws for a perfected, app filtered look

Revlon Photoready Pore Reducing Primer

I wasn’t a fan of these primers. First off they have a weird smell, sort of like a glue smell.  Once I applied the primer and put my foundation on top , my foundation would settle in my pores more and make them more prominent. ( no beuno)   My makeup  would pill up in some places.  I then used a little less product and would put a little on my nose and cheeks. Putting a little bit seemed to help but only on my cheeks. I will continute to play around with it and see if I can make it work but as of now, I don’t think the primers are items I would buy.

4-in-1 Blending Sponge

This uniquely designed sponge Applies, Contours, Corrects, Blends for a flawless look

Revlon 4-in-1 blending sponge

I really like the shape of this sponge because it can be used different ways & fit in different spaces. My favorite part is the tip of it because it can easily go under my eyes , around my nostrils, & around lips so easily.

Revlon 4-in-1 Blending Sponge

Revlon Insta-blush in Nude Kiss

This is a cream to powder blush formula that adds a nice touch of color. Its blendable & natural looking. I wasn’t sure about the color at first when I opened it up and then swatched it. When I applied to my cheeks it added a nice natural color, like I was sun-kissed.

 

Revlon insta-blush Nude Kiss Before After

Left : Before  &  Right : After

Revlon Insta-Blush

 

It being in stick form , its easy to throw in your purse or makeup bag for when you are on the go since no brush is needed .  I’d definitely check out other colors in the insta-blush. There are 4 colors to choose from Nude Kiss, Candy Kiss, Berry Kiss, Rose Gold Kiss.

Revlon Instablush

 

I received these products for free for testing purposes from Crowdtap. All opinions are my own.

#Revitalift Challenge- L’Oreal Triple Power Moisturizer

Infleunster sent me L’oreal Revitalift triple power deep-acting moisturizer to take the Revitalift Challenge for 14 days. ( though Ive been now using it more than 14 days)

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It supposed to :

  • Repair wrinkles with hyaluronic acid
  • Re-firm skin with concentrated pro-xylane to firm & tighten skin
  • Redensify with concentrated pro-xylane to strengthen skin

See Dramatic Results:

  • Immediately: Skin is deeply hydrated. Complexion looks more radiant.
  • In 1 Week: Skin texture appears smoother.
  • In 4 Weeks: Skin elasticity is increased. Skin appears firmer. Skin looks younger.

I must say I don’t have an issue with wrinkles and my skin looks pretty healthy. For me, I didn’t really see any results.  Plus its hard to really tell because I moved to Florida and got a little tan. My skin has felt smooth , soft, & hydrated.

The moisturizer does have a thicker consistency to it and for me had too much scent to it. A little more than I like.

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When I applied it absorbed nicely into my skin. My skin instantly felt soft & smooth. I woke up to hydrated , healthy looking skin.  I had no problems applying make up on top of it . I’ve used it for 14 days and while it was a nice moisturizer , I don’t care for the perfume scent it has. I don’t think its something I would buy again because of that.  I will continue to use it daily in the morning and night until finished.

 

I received this product for free from Influenster. All opinions are my own.

Stitch Fix Box review

Im a bit reluctant to trying clothing boxes because I can be picky with my clothing. I also have some issue with fit because  I am tall, have hips, & a small waist, long torso lol the list goes on.  Will they really know my style if I answer a few questions and choose some pictures?

Well thanks to T-mobile for hooking me up on T-mobile Tuesdays ( if you are a T-mobile customer , download the app for goodies!) with a $25 credit to use. I thought why not?

You can get a $25 credit too if you use my link ( I get credit as well) win win.

FREE $25 Stitch Fix Credit

 

Stitch Fix Box

When you sign up you answer questions about your style , there are also photos of styles to choose from , & questions about your sizing,  so the stylist can choose what is best from the results & have them personalized.

It was a simple process.

You are charged a $20 styling fee which can be put towards an item in your box.

You have 3 days to decide what you want and don’t. There is a prepaid mailer in your box to return the items you don’t want. You only pay for what you keep.

My box came and I was excited to see what was inside. There was 5 items.

  • 2 tops
  • shorts
  • dress
  • necklace

They also send a price list & a sheet showing how you can style the pieces.

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One of my favorites from the box is this Pixley Crissie dress $68

I love the scallop detail on the neckline , the fit, color, and back.

I didn’t like that it had snap closures in the back. I do have long arms but a pain to do.

StitchFix Dress

 

Project Social T Natassia Mesh Trim Knit Top $40

STS Blue Eleonora Distressed Fray Hem Denim Shorts $38

The top was really comfortable and liked the mesh detail. It was so soft. It was a bit pricey for what it is though.

The shorts were also comfortable and a nice length.  A size smaller would have been better , when I checked their site they were out of the smaller size.

StitchFix

 

When I saw this print on this Renee C Jayani Halter top ($48) I wasn’t sure but when I tried it on I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t care for the fit of it though. I prefer it to be more fitted or flowy.

StitchFix Halter

 

Last piece was an accessory . Bay to Baubles Sutara Filigree Circle Pendant $28

I liked the design but a bit too long for me.

StitchFix necklace

Overall , the items they picked are something I’d try on or stop and look at ….maybe minus the halter for the top but that’s what is great about these boxes. Trying something you might not.  The prices are a little high, for me anyway . I’m a bargain shopper so I know I could find similar pieces at places like Marshalls/TJ Maxx . I also wish they gave at least a week to think about it vs the 3 days. Especially since I just moved and am on a strict budget right now.

Have you tried Stitch Fix before? How did you like it?

Lots of yummy snacks from NatureBox

Have you heard about NatureBox? The past few months I’ve been getting a box filled with delicious snacks. Sweet, salty, healthy, crunchy, filling with real simple ingredients…. free of artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. They also have vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free options.

Right now if you use my link here >> Nature Box  credit  you will get $20 credit to use. PLUS there is free shipping on orders $25 and over. Which means you can spend around $5 for at least 5-6 bags depending on what you get. ( I get credit when you sign up using my link as well win, win)

They also have deals and will email you with codes and what they have going on. Anywhere from free shipping on any order , 20% off, or a free bags of snacks on any order.

If you decide you don’t want it monthly, you can easily cancel on their site .

 

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I like choosing new snacks when I order because new options are always popping up . My favorites are the garlic plantains & sweet & salty nut medley.

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I didn’t care too much for the chickpeas because they were crunchy but then had a hard piece in it so it would be nice soft crunch then ahh . Didn’t want to break a tooth!

The  mini vanilla bean wafers taste really good.  The sour cream & onion straws sort of tasted like funyons!

I like getting trail mix or nuts because they are a great mid day pick me up snack for me.

The aged cheddar lentil loops were really tasty ..perfect when you want a crunchy snack.

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Besides the delicious snacks. Their customer service is amazing. When I moved a couple of weeks ago I miscalculated when my box was supposed to arrive by a day ( when I was half way to my destination) I was going to have a friend pick up my box but my landlord already returned to sender. I emailed them an explained what happened and they routed my box to my new location quickly.

Also a perk is these boxes are perfect to store things in & most snacks are in resealable bags!

 

Have you tried Naturebox ? Which snack is your favorite?  If you use my link to get the credit , let me know which snacks you chose.

 

JAFRA Royal Jelly Skincare routine review

I never heard of Jafra brand before so when Crowdtap had an opportunity to try out their Royal Jelly line , I signed up.  I used these products for 30 days. I think this is the first time I’ve used a skincare routine with the same products from the same line, twice a day for this long.

What is Royal Jelly? I had the same question. It is the milky secretion produced by worker honey bees packed with nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, proteins, & essential lipids. Which helps skin look youthful .

The routine was a 5 step routine in the morning and at night I didn’t use the SPF so it was a 4 step process.

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Cleansing Milk $25

A multi-tasking cleanser enriched with vitamin C and botanicals that purifies and improves skin. This extremely gentle cleanser nourishes, smoothes, and hydrates skin for a healthier-looking complexion.

Jafra Cleansing Milk

I wasn’t a fan of the scent of this cleaner. It was a mix of a household cleanser, algae, aquarium. I couldn’t put my finger on it. It was thick , sort of like if you spread glue it has that tackiness . My skin looked good, didn’t dry out my skin too much, and looked and felt clean.

Vitamin Infusions- Spot Serum $40

This Vitamin C-enriched serum helps to improve the appearance of dark spots and skin imperfections as a result of sun exposure, aging, and acne for an even skin tone. Evergreen Complex helps reduce the look of visible spots for a more youthful appearance, and Vitamin C targets hidden spots not yet visible.

Jafra Vitamin Infusions

I spread this all over my face before applying the moisturizer. I made sure to apply on my cheeks, under eyes, & forehead.  This one didn’t have a scent to it. Its lightweight and absorbs nicely into the skin. My skin felt & looked healthy after applying.

Global Longevity Creme $70

This is a nutrient-rich, multi-benefit age-fighting crème, which is designed to inject maximum moisture so your skin looks smoother, firmer, and more luminous. A rich, intensely moisturizing version of our best age-fighting balm, this lightweight crème contains our exclusive RoyalActive Peptide, which helps slow the appearance of aging, as it speeds up your skins’ renewal process, Manuka Honey, which delivers intense hydration, and key ingredient Sodium PCA, which traps moisture in so your skin remains supple.

Jafra Longevity Creme

This creme is very moisturizing & hydrating.  I woke up and my skin felt so soft and looked healthy.  Its rich & creamy & a little goes a long way. Again … the scent was not a favorite. It has a hint of wine but wine that has been sitting.

Global Longevity Eye Creme $36

This age-defying eye crème that instantly gives your eyes a more youthful and energized appearance. The key age-fighting ingredients included in this multitasking crème hydrate your skin and brighten its appearance as it minimizes the look of dark circles and puffiness.
It contains our exclusive RoyalActive Peptide to slow the appearance of aging, Wild Algae to calm swollen, puffy eyes caused by allergens, and Cassava, a skin-firming extract that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Jafra eye creme

This absorbed nicely into the skin that left my eye area hydrated and healthy looking. There wasn’t much of a scent to this one.

Solar Protection Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF50 $40

Jafra Royal Jelly SPF

A sheer, lightweight, and non-greasy SPF 50 protection fluid with Vitamin C that defends against damage from the sun, free radicals, and other environmental stressors.
In addition to preventing sun damage, it also protects the skin’s support structure and helps diminish age spots.

I’m always on the hunt for a sunscreen that works well and doesn’t leave my skin greasy looking. This one by JAFAR absorbed nicely and didn’t leave my skin greasy. It absorbed nicely into my skin and my makeup went on top nicely. This was a great must have especially just moving back to Florida. No breakouts which is awesome.

I used these JAFAR Royal Jelly products in my skincare routine for about 30 days. My skin does look healthy & feels soft and smooth. They were all hydrating.  I don’t know if I would keep up with this routine. While my skin looks & feels nice, I don’t see that much a difference for me to want these. If I had to buy any of them it would be the SPF.

First the scents . If I’m using these every day I want something pleasant while using them or no scent at all. I didn’t feel like any of them were so special for the price tag. The creme was very hydrating but the scent, not a fan. I also don’t prefer moisturizers in jars that I have to stick my finger into.   I really ended up liking the SPF, it didn’t break out my skin and protected me when I was out and about. I’m happy I had the opportunity to try these skincare routines, especially sine I’ve never heard of this brand.

Before/ After

I took these when I woke up .. messy hair no make up . 🙂 Haven’t really noticed anything different.

jafra before after

I received these products for free from Crowdtap for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.