Vanish Foundation Stick is #VirtualSkinPerfection

I was fortunate enough to be part of a sampling of Influencers to receive the new Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Foundation stick.  Influenster's huge following of devoted product fans and reviewers is a super group to belong to. The perks of membership are incredible. It includes being selected for campaigns where companies send out boxes of products for absolutely no charge! Imagine that, just for your opinion and enjoyment. As someone who loves trying brand new items, I couldn't believe that one of my favorite beauty brands, Hourglass, was part of this program. 

Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick is a long wearing formula. It provides a satin finish with a powder's staying power. The brand says it lasts 12 hours! So incredible indeed. VanishSeamless Foundation Stick came to me in the Amber shade. My skin has a yellow undertone, and often is hard to fit because it also has a bit of a beige tone too. I am definitely golden without any red or orange. I had to second guess myself about 20 times after clicking the button to select the shade. Fortunately, it was completely right! Yasss! It is always more rewarding to actually not look orange in natural light. The tone of this stick was pretty much spot on. 

The stick has not a flaw, just flawless. Holding it is like touching a piece of smooth, cool marble. The packaging is substantial. The cap stays put, so it is perfect for people like me who travel fairly often. I feel very confident tossing it into my makeup bag, or even in my handbag. The color of the tube is beautiful and rich, with tonal swirls. 

Application is easier with the coordinating foundation brush. Not only this, but the look of the brush is vanity perfect. Swiping the stick on the cheek, forehead, chin, and nose is all that is required to make a full beautiful face of natural buildable coverage. And the gorgeous smoothing effect literally takes away those little fine lines. I couldn't detect those pesky reminders of my impending 41st birthday at all. ;) 

I cannot stop glowing and raving about how my experience with this product so far. I typically don't get overboard on a foundation, but this one is special. I like a lighter coverage to allow my few freckles to come through. I immediately felt pretty after applying it. And I didn't have much worry over it melting off in the humidity. This will work well in the fitness center. 

Hourglass makes other phenomenal products as well, such as the Mineral Veil primer which I highly recommend. Visit their site for an immersion in this line. 

Live your life in full color! 

Stephanie

Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick with Vanish Foundation Brush   Hourglass + Influenster Vox Box. 

Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick with Vanish Foundation Brush

Hourglass + Influenster Vox Box. 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. Sign up now to become a part of all the fun! 

A Box Made for #SuperMoms

#Supermomvoxbox is Fun for All

I would consider myself a pretty decent mom of 2. At 40, I don't have the adrenaline of my 20s, but I get the job done. Balancing all the needs of my family as a homemaker and my son's challenges takes mega focus and mega love, which I have in abundance.  How does a mom become a #SuperMomVoxBox type of mom. It wasn't exactly in the plans, but sometimes wonderful things happen by accident. Just like finding the Influenster community. 

Influenster is this fabulous company that sends out products for review to its "Influensters", those who are engaged in the amazing phenomenon of social media. Somehow they are linked up with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, FourSquare, and may even have a blog. Influenster calls their marketing campaigns VoxBoxes and these are super sweet to receive. For the simple things consumers normally do, like reviews and taking photos, you are rewarded immensely. 

I was not sure what to expect in my box, but knew it was all about the #supermomvoxbox. And what makes things so much easier in the life of someone who takes care of everyone else. My box was chock full of products from major brands that we all recognize at our local favorite grocer or big box stores.  

Palmolive Fusion Clean was the prettiest little lime green wonder. #PalmoliveFusion truly gets the grime out of the toughest stuck on messes. And the scent truly lifts with baking soda and lime. It seems quite natural to put these two together for a gentle on your hands, yet very effective stain release. I fortunately have a dishwasher, but those mac and cheesy pans sometimes need a soaking. 

Suave Purely Fun 2 in One Shampoo and Conditioner and detangler were my two full sized haircare samples. The fragrance is light and cheerful. The calendula extract adds the herbal natural element of the product. I tried it out on my son's coarse and curly mohawk. It was delightfully effective in cleansing and conditioning. His curls truly shined afterward. Also it was easy to run my fingers through. He didn't have the urge to pull the towel over his eyes, and with his special challenges, sometimes it is hard to know whether a simple daily ritual will go well or fail. This time, success! #SuaveBeliever

It isn't a secret that the brand Secret provides a true sense of freshness and protection against underarm situations. So trying out the new Outlast Extend was indeed my pleasure. I received a sample size which will travel with me everywhere. The fragrance Completely Clean has a light, refreshing scent. It doesn't fight your perfume or body lotion for attention at all. It is invisible and stays put the entire day. No fear of a hard workout or a work to dinner with hubby, because reapplication isn't required. Secret has always been my favorite deodorant and this brand continues to better their already tried and true quality. #NeverStops

When I need to jot down a note to myself, which is fairy often, the pen I use is almost as critical as the words. Pilot Pens makes the amazing Acroball line, which I sampled both in white and pink. The pink is get noticed ink, and the way it writes is super smooth, no pulling at the paper at all. Be certain that all the gorgeous calligraphy or precise lines for any project will not fade away anytime soon with the high quality ink. For me, I just need that pen that doesn't go bad in a few weeks flat. And Pilot makes pens for life experiences, ones that go the extra distance. Go ahead, write it down old school without any shame. I am proud to say I have notes everywhere. The white Acroball is also very ergonomic. I don't have any hand fatigue using these. Grocery lists will be prettier in pink with my new Pilot pen. #PowerToThePen

Daisy Sour Cream comes in a squeeze tube now. Yes, no scooping required. I redeemed my coupon for a free Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream and let my imagination take over. Well, I don't have too much of an imagination honestly when it comes to using sour cream. Ideally, I think a nice sour cream pound cake was my first choice. But the task was to create a recipe from the Daisy Brand website. Those two guys in my life could see the Tex  Mex before their eyes, so I obliged with the Grilled Shrimp Taco recipe. A few tweaks included a touch of cilantro and garlic. Absolutely yum central! 

Plackers was not a company I knew before sampling the Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kid's Flossers. Now I won't forget how easy it made our flossing routine. My son has some issues with fine motor tasks, as kids with Autism sometimes do. The shape of this product helped him truly take control of the movements involved with tooth flossing. And the flavor also is a nice enticing way to aid children into the habit of daily personal care. If Plackers adds simplicity and streamlines my routine in any way, I am a happy customer. #LoveAtFirstFloss

My Super Mom Vox box filled with all those amazing goodies for family, home, and of course, yours truly! 

My Super Mom Vox box filled with all those amazing goodies for family, home, and of course, yours truly!