influenster, make up, mascara, voxbox, YSL

mascara, mascara, make my eyes big

Hi, I’m Tiffany. I’m 31 and I just learned to love mascara. Crazy right? But mascara has never been my thing, especially because I wear contacts. I’ve tried a bunch throughout the years, from Maybelline to Christian Dior and have just never been impressed. So when I got the very coveted Influenster voxbox for Yves St Laurent and their new mascara, YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils I was excited but nervous. I figured I would try it and just give it my friend Alex who loves wearing mascara.

Apparently I can sometimes be wrong. Who knew?

So I first had Alex put the mascara on me. 
Even though she is phenomenal at makeup I was still scared.
Then I saw the results. 
The real test of course was, could I do this by myself and still enjoy the results?
And the answer is….
Yes! My right eye has none and my left eye has the YSL and it looks so much better!!
So I wear pretty minimal makeup but I have to say, I am actually adding this mascara into my routine. I don’t mean adding any mascara but I actually plan on purchasing more of this when I run out. 
So why do I like it?
1. It does a really great job not smudging when I rub my eyes. Allergies + contacts means I will rub my eyes during the day. It may smudge a little after a while but is so easy to get off that I don’t care. 
2.I love how easy it is to put on. The wand is long and the brush too so I don’t get it all over my eyelid or have to spend forever putting it on.
3. I can’t believe how much my it makes my eyes pop. I love how much more brown and big my eyes looks.
4. It’s a great brand and I feel good using it and trust it. 
Remember I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own though and if a product they send sucks, I will absolutely tell you. 
What do you think of my new mascara? 
body, cardio, contest, health, healthy, influenster, la fitness, product review, voxbox, working out, yoga

North Shore Sports Bra?

So two days ago I went to the gym after work to get my sweat on. Sexy, right? But hey, the more you sweat the more you…are sweaty. It’s not attractive or enjoyable but it does mean you’re doing something right. So nothing was new about the workout, same gym, same shoes, same-oh, wait…I had NEW AMAZING WORKOUT CLOTHES!

Thanks to Influenster, I received my second #VoxBox and I’ve been so excited ever since they sent me the email saying I qualified for the #VSSportsBra voxbox. In fact here’s me opening up the best mail I’ve received all year (bills are no fun and while i love birthday cards, they’re not from Victoria’s Secret usually lol)

So, long time Victoris’s secret buyer and customer, first time Incredible sports bra wearer. Trying on the new sports bra, let me give you one very helpful hint: unclasp it. Otherwise you will feel silly trying to get it on over your boobs. Once undone, it went on like a dream and held the ladies in. It fit tight and there was no breast jiggles, no movin or shakin. I might not have as big of breasts as I used to but they’re nothing to sneeze about and my 36dd’s were feeling right at home (even though we were at the gym). I put on the knockout long pants, a first for me since I usually work out in shorts or capris but with Chiberia 2.0 lurking around the corner, I am very grateful to have some long workout pants. I also work out in the VS Boyfriend Sports bra which is mint and adorable and great for yoga.

I can’t make any scientific claims as to the how or why of these knockout pants but let me tell you, as evidenced by the pictures above, my butt looks amazing. You have to factor in I have a large and already nice butt but still, these pants held me in and made me look great and feel amazing. There’s nothing like feeling hot when you’re at the gym trying to get hotter and then sweating your butt off. I also have the capri version which are just as great for my booty.

Time to get real for a second and talk about something that might be gross but happens to every active lady. Boob sweat. It’s real and it happens to us everyday. After 45 minutes of intense cardio, I was expecting the usual puddle underneath and in the middle of my bra/bust/whatever you want to call it and to my surprise, there was none. Picture me with my Home Alone face, hands on cheeks, mouth open. No boob sweat? No booty sweat? Even with an incline of 10? I was SOOOO happy and so was my car since when I leave the gym, I don’t change clothes.

My friends were extremely happy to get the 25% off coupons I received and my co-workers too. The prices are reasonable but who doesn’t love a deal? I plan to get another pair of pants and another bra because honestly, I look great, feel good, don’t have boob sweat and I love feeling sexy when I need to get my butt in the gym when I really want to go home and watch my DVR’ed Teen Mom 2…don’t judge me…

So good bye to any ancient nautical sports bras or bras that weren’t on point, good bye boob sweat and hello dry breasts. #sportsbrabreakup

(this is a sponsored blog post. Influenster provided me with complimentary Victoria’s Secret products to test and review as part of a contest)