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Influenster! Is it for you?

“An influencer?” You may say…  No, Influenster. What is Influenster? 

Influenster is a free community of people like you and me who like to share our experiences of products online. It’s a way to create a bond between the people who make the products and people like us who “influence” others. It opens a door of opportunity for us “Influensters” to come together and even rewards our participation which influences future products.

So…what exactly is Influenster? 

“Basically, Influenster is a place for culture junkies to come together and share their unique opinions of products and experiences. Active members of Influenster get exclusive access to deals, promotions, and swag from brands that thrive off the input (the good, the bad, and the ugly — they just want to know what’s up).”

I signed up with the site back in June and it’s really come far. Lately the site has undergone a huge makeover but overall the program has gotten better. Now there are specific goals to accomplish to receive certain rewards. What rewards? As a member you get “exclusive discounts on products and services based on the Expert Badges you unlock. You’ll have access to content and sales based on your influence and area of expertise. As an active influencer, you’ll have the chance to get invites to Influenster programs so you can try the latest and coolest products catered towards your lifestyle before anyone else.”

What’s the point?

It’s a forum for you and your peers to share your interests and discover what other trendsetters are doing and saying. It’s like-minded people coming together to inspire one another and offer advice. Secondly, you’re competing with other members for the highest Influenster Score and Expert Badge scores. Just like a game that you can win, and winning is never not fun.

You mentioned Expert Badges and an Influenster score?

Your badge score shows your level of expertise and influence in that specific area. Members qualify for programs like VoxBoxes based on their Expert Badges, LifeStage Badges, Influenster Badge Score and by their individual demographics. Our partnering brands want to reach out to their targeted consumer audiences, indicated by members’ Badges and scores. Your Influenster score is your rank (0-100) among all other members of Influenster. That’s right, you’re competing against each other. The higher the number, the higher your rank.

What’s a VoxBox?

It’s a reward you might get for being a great Influenster. Too vague? OK fine, it’s a box filled to the brim with the hottest products that interest you. Paying attention now?

  • Here’s how it works: Influensters are selected for FREE themed product shipments based on the Expert Badges they have unlocked and based on individual demographics. This ensures members receive products that match their interests.

Members with high scores — within the specific badge we are targeting at the time — are prioritized, which is all the more reason to get your Influenster and Expert Badge scores high.

Huge disclaimer!!!  If you are looking for freebies this is not the place to be! Influenster is basically just a bonus for Beauties you already love to share their opinions or that want to! 

But the only way to truly know is to try it for yourself! To request an invite CLICK HERE! And Remember…..

Stay Beautiful Loves!!!!


September Beauty Army Box Opening/Review

So this may be new to some of you but I ordered a Beauty Army box for my birthday. Not many people have heard of Beauty Army so I wanted to do a review on it.
Beauty Army is a $12 personalized monthly subscription box that provides you with up to 6 samples of beauty products. They carry samples of makeup, skin, hair care, body, fragrance, nails and men’s samples. Most samples are packaged in tubes, jars, pumps, sprays, xela packs and some packettes. In addition to samples, they have some full size products that they include in your recommended samples.

How does it work? The total process can take only a few minutes.

  1. Complete the beauty profile to reveal your nine personalized products.
  2. Choose 4 to 6 product samples.
  3. Enter your shipping info and… Done!

If you want don’t particularly like what you see Re-take your beauty profile to see a different selection.

My experience:

I wish I had taken a screen pic of what my original nine options where but here are the six I chose…

  • EGYPTIAN MAGIC – All Purpose Skin Cream
  • YOUNGBLOOD – Mineral Primer
  • MACADAMIA HAIR – Healing Oil Treatment
  • BATH & BODY WORKS – Sweet Pea Shower Gel
  • EMANI – Foundation Primer & Hydrating Serum
  • LIPSI COSMETICS – Aphrodite Powder
When choosing my samples I picked products I really wanted to try. I chose the Macadamia Hair Heating Oil Treatment because I’ve been wanting to try this product for a long time but I didn’t have the $$ to go full size. I chose the primer because I needed a one and I can make samples last because I don’t wear makeup often. As for the powder, I’ve only worn powder once and that was because the department store lady was trying to get me to buy it and I wanted to know what it’s like. Some of you know that I work at Bath&Body Works so I picked that sample to possibly put in a giveaway. It’s a travel size item that normally retails for $5 (or 3 for $10). And because I wanted to get a total of 6 items I chose the Egyptian Magic Skin Cream. It’s already paid for so why not? Below is a slideshow of the Packaging and the items. I loved the package it came in and the way it opened. It’s very creative and the box can be reused! I’m looking forward to decorating it.

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One other thing I loved about them is that they give you the option to Skip the month anytime. I love this because if for some reason I can’t budget it that month I can skip without canceling my subscription. Also if you would like to purchase full-size versions of the samples that’s available too. Just go to “My Shop” and the full-sizes will be there and you can purchase other items full price too but the shipping on all full-size orders are $5.95 (which is really good). For a full list of the brands offered click here:  http://www.beautyarmy/brands. Well I’ve shared my story with you and if you would like to give it a try you can click this link here -> BeautyArmy!!


Again Beauty Army Membership costs $12 a month and that includes free shipping. If you’d like there is also an annual membership option for $132 a year which includes a free month! Every month you’ll always have 5 days to select your samples. The beginning of that 5 days is based on the day you first signed up. If you signed up on Jan 5th, you’ll always have the 5th to the 10th to select. No need to remember this though because they’ll remind you with an email. If you don’t select samples then they will be chosen for you. If you like to be surprised that’s a cool option.  If you have any other questions about my samples or my experience leave a comment and I’ll answer back!! Love you all and remember Stay Beautiful!

September Favorites!!!

First I want to say sorry for the technical difficulties I’ve ran into this month. I want you all to know I’ve been working on it almost everyday… I’ve trying so many different things and nothing working. So in the meantime I’m going back to posting here that way I don’t completely disappear from your minds. I WILL CONTINUE ON! Now I know it’s late in the week but I really wanted to get my September Favs out. There are two categories, Hair and Home. 

My Hair Favs this month are….

Macadamia Hair – Healing Oil Treatment

There has been so much hype behind the Macadamia Hair products and I really wanted to see what it was all about. This product is normally on the more expensive side but I ended up getting a sample in my Beauty Army Box (Which I’m doing a review on later). This is AMAZING and I would totally buy it full price because it is worth it! Since I’ve started using it my hair has been so much healthier. It isn’t oily or leave a residue but you can see the results. I’m contemplating using my next check to get the Hair Masque  because of the great reviews. These products are great for all hair types: Natural, Curly, Ethnic, Non-ethnic, Relaxed, Colored, etc. Anything you can think of, I mean all hair types. It’s getting a definite 5/5 from me.

Coconut Oil

The other oil I’m raving about this month is Coconut oil. This is the brand I got from GNC but any Natural Coconut Oil is okay. I would have preferred to get some from the Farmer’s Market that way it’s not processed but I didn’t have the gas $$ to get up there. But Coconut Oil keeps your hair strong. If you have shedding issues I strongly recommend Coconut Oil. It’s left my hair stronger and gives it a natural shine. 

Tresemme’ – Thermal Creations Heat Tamer

Switched up my Straightening spray to this. It’s so much better than what I was using before. There’s no residue on my hair after I use it. My hair is silky soft after and it doesn’t take much to do the trick. Just spray lightly all over your hair before you brow dry or flat iron and Bam! Soft, straight hair!

On to home, there are just two items and they are both candles… I received a White Sands candle for Associate Appreciation week at my job and even though it’s a Summer candle it goes great with these fall rainy days. The other candle I won in a work contest it’s Pineapple Mango. You would think this would be a Summer scent but it’s actually great for fall. It adds just a comforting  sweet fall fruity smell for those cold days.

These are my September Favorites I hope you all enjoyed!! And just stick with me until I get my Videos back up!!! Stay Beautiful!!!