Well if your tired trying all the different beauty product that are out there just to throw them into a drawer in your bathroom after they made you breakout or caused sensitivity to your skin. Let me do it for you! I try all the latest beauty products out there for several days or even weeks. I then review them right here for you. Then you can buy and try them for yourself, leave a comment and share your experiences with the readers. We are all here for the same reasons. We want to look and feel BEAUTIFUL! So let find out what works and what does not with WHATS INSIDE YOUR BEAUTY BAG? HERE IS A PEEK INSIDE MINE!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum

I have an amazing new to me product that I discovered! It is Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum. I had heard about it and hesitated until I read the reviews about it on www.influenster.com The convinced me to give it a try. I bought it and tried for just one month right before Christmas. Well this was the BEST PURCHASE EVER!!

I used it and it felt so nice on my skin like a drink of water my skin needed only it was a serum that felt luxurious and like it should have cost hundreds of dollars! My skin immediately tightened up and never felt softer or smoother in years. I made the years of tanning as a teenager almost disappear instantly but after a month I look like I was in my early twenties not approaching a mild stone birthday in just a few days!  I say start an anti aging regime AS SOON AS you hit your mid to late 20's and your skin will thank you by looking young and supple and if you want start START NOW with Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum and when I say START NOW I mean it! No matter how old you are its never to late. Over the holidays everyone was asking me what I was using to stay so young looking and my answer was Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum. My obsession to fine the perfect serum landed me on Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum and I also have give credit to Influenster for pushing my curiosity over the edge. THE MEANINGFUL BEAUTY CREME DE SERUM GET A 5 $$$$$ FROM ME FOR ITS ABILITY TO MAKE ME LOOK AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL. IT TIGHTENS MY SKIN AND IMPROVES FINE LINES AND WRINKLES!

If you want your skin to tighten up and glow visit the Crème de Serum website here: http://www.meaningfulbeauty.com/products/products,default,pg.html

 Meaningful Beauty purchasing information: http://www.meaningfulbeauty.com/select-a-system/order,default,pg.html


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Saturday, December 21, 2013

NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow

Hello Everyone,

I just could not help myself when I found the NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow in Skyrise Steel. I first discovered it on www.influenster.com  and after reading reviews I decided I had to try it. I had already done my year in review but this is a BONUS POST for all of you! What can I say I am addicted to Beauty Products and I had to share this with you in time for the Holiday Party Season going on now!

This trio makes a perfect smoky eye. Just start with all over highlighter which is labeled for you then use the darkest shadow on your lid and follow up with the grey color in your crease and you will have a simple three step process for a great smoky eye. I also like to use an eye shadow primer if you have one on hand but its not necessary. The NYC New Your Color HD Color Trio eye Shadow will cost around $3.00 and they have many varieties. 


The NYC NEW YORK COLOR HD COLOR TRIO EYE SHADOW IN SKYRISE STEEL GET A 4$$$$ FROM ME AND IS IN MY BEAUTY BAG BECAUSE ITS AFFORDABLE AND ELEGANT. WHILE IT MAY LAST FOR 6 HOURS WITHOUT PRIMER WITH ABOUT 9 IT STILL GETS YOU THROUGH AN AVERAGE NEW YEARS PARTY OR HOLIDAY CELEBRATION!

Bought several! Used the one pictured on the right for this blog demonstration Skyrise Steel gets you a Smoky Eye

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2013's Naughty and Nice Beauty Products According to Anna's Beauty Bag

Happy Holidays To All Of My Amazing Readers!

I love and appreciate all of you and I want to wish you an AMAZING HOLIDAY and A BEAUTIFUL NEW YEAR! This is my final post of 2013 and I will be back with new beauty finds and beauty busts in the New Year but until then I will list all of 2013's Naughty and Nice Beauty Products that I tested along with their month that I posted the review so you can go read why they are on the list. Again Thank You and I look forward to continuing this Beauty Bag Journey in 2014! Follow me on Pinterest @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/ and on my Twitter @ https://twitter.com/LoveAnna111 Also a special club for It Cosmetics fans is easy to sign up for! you will get free samples and win prizes each month including free mascara just to join! To join the IT Girl Superheros and to win prizes each month and free samples sign up here @ http://sot.ag/4QD7p

First The...

Naughty

Kiss My Face Honey & Calendula Moisturizer  (January)

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer   (February)

Sally Hansen Color Quick (February)

Burt's Bees Very Volumizing Shampoo  (July)

Skinny Skinny Organic Dry Shampoo (September)

Juice Beauty  (September)

Julep  (October)

JinSOON Nail Polish (November)

And Now The...

Nice

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes  (January)

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel  (January)

EOS Lip Balm (January)

Yes To Carrots Nourishing Daily Moisture Body Lotion ( January)

ImPRESS- on Manicure By Broadway Nails (January)

Renpure Original Argan Oil Treatment (January)

Burt's Bees Radiant Body Wash (January)

Boscia Black Mask (February)

TRESemme Split Remedy Sealing Serum (February)

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste ( March)

Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Eye Firming Treatment (March)

CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eye Brightening Shadow Pallet (April)

Revlon Nail Enamel (April)

Summer and Sunscreen (May)

Nexxus Hydra-light Shampoo (June)

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant (June)

L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream w/ SPF 15 (June)

Fresh Rose Freshface Promer (September)

John Masters Organics Vitamin C Serum (October)

Laura Geller Eye Elements Baked Eye Shadow & Highlight Quad (October)

Butter London Nail Polish (October)

Laura Geller Air Whipped Blush (October)

Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara (November)

Cailyn Gelix Eyebrow( November)

Influenster 2013 Fall Beauty #VioletVoxBox (December)

Motagne Jeunesse Clay Spas (December)

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo (December)

AS FOR MY TOP THREE CHOICES OF 2013 and MY MUST HAVE! ARE...(in no particular order)

THE NOT YOUR MOTHER'S CLEAN FREAK DRY SHAMPOO (that Influenster provided me for testing purposes)

MY SECOND CHOICE OF 2013 & MY MUST HAVE IN MY BEAUTY BAG IS THE EYEKO CURVY BRUSH MASACARA!

MY THIRD CHOICE OF 2013 and IT'S HARD TO ONLY PICK THREE IS LAURA GELLER'S EYE ELEMENTS BAKED EYESHADOW & HIGHLIGHT QUAD

Again HAPPY HOLIDAYS and A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you enjoyed this quick year in review and join me next year because I am already reviewing anther group of products just for you! THANK YOU for making my Beauty Blog a success and I will continue to guide you into http://aguidetowhatsinsideyourbeautybag.blogspot.com/
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak

The day after I received my #VioletVoxBox I was getting ready for work and saw a products in my box that I knew I could use that day. It was The Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo that I received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster and I was using that morning because although my hair had been washed it looked a little oily and oily hair is not nice hair. The Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo retails for $5.99 and its WORTH EVERY DOLLAR! Before styling my hair I sprayed this in my roots at the crown of my head a little all around because it smells so good I love it. Brushed my hair and immediately it look clean and refreshed as if I just got out of the shower and blew dry hair when in fact this took like less than two minutes to spray and brush in! Its so effective I bought another bottle on my lunch break.

I love this so much that I also am so happy to have gotten before the holiday season because sometime you have to go from work straight to a holiday paryt and before you leave for work you can spray the Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo to REBOOT your styled hair! It gives volume and life back to hair that was done in the morning that does not have same life to it by 6pm! I love the size that I got in VioletVoxBox because it fit right into my purse. Everyone is getting a small and large size of the Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo in their stocking this holiday season! It is the PERFECT EXTRA LITTLE GIFT YOU CAN INCLUDE!
A hair miracle worker

I am grateful for recieving the the Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo complimenrty of Influensters 2013 Beauty VioletVoxBox and discovering the dry shampoo because I almost gave up on finding a decent dry shampoo until now.

The NOT YOUR MOTHER'S CLEAN FREAK REFRESHING DRY SHAMPOO GETS A 5 $$$$$ FOR THE ABILITY TO TURN SLIGHTLY LESS THEN PERFECTLY CLEAN HAIR INTO NICE HAIR IN AN INSTANT! SMELL WONDERFUL AND IS QUICK AND EASY!! THIS IS IN MY BEAUTY FOR SURE!! I FOUND THE PRODUCT AT A LOCAL WALGREENS FOR $5.99 for 7 OUNCES A GREAT DEAL FOR A GREAT PRODUCT!!THANK YOU NOT YOUR MOTHER'S CLEAN FREAK REFESHING DRY SHAMPOO YOU ARE A TIME SAVER AND A HAIR MIRACLE WORKER!

@NotYour Mothers #NYMCleanFreak #VioletVoxBox

Monday, December 9, 2013

Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas

Aloha What's  Inside Your Beauty Bag Readers,

I decided to write an extra review on the Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spa Mask that Influenster provided me with the Red Earth Clay Spa one complimentary for testing purposes because it was so AMAZING that I have already bought more and will be including them as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
I received the Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas complimentary of Influenster

The retail value is reasonable at $2.49. Be sure to set aside 10 to 15 minutes for this mask for it to really go to work. The instructions are to make sure your face is clean and free of makeup so this is the perfect mask at the end of the day. I applied the mask which was very simple and then relaxed for 15 minutes. It smelled really nice like cinnamon and the Red Clay is supposed to give you a deep clean and my skin after the 15 minutes felt INCREDIBLE! I could actually see the difference my pores were smaller and my skin looked RADIANT! It was so simple to do and simple is what we need but for the Montagne Jeunesse mask to be effective at this price point was unexpected!


 I GIVE THE MONTAGNE JEUNESSE RED EARTH CLAY SPA MASK A 5 $$$$$ FOR ITS ABILITY TO READY DEEP CLEAN YOUR SKIN IN JUST 15 MINUTES AT A BARGIN PRICE!! DOES NOT DRY YOUR SKIN LEAVES IT FEELING CLEAN AND RADIANT!! A MASK THAT IS IN MY BEAUTY BAG PERMANTLY!! #VioletVoxBox @Montagne Jeunesse  #MJClaySpas

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Influenster 2013 Fall Beauty VioletVoxBox

Hello to All of My Beautiful Readers,

I received my Influenster 2013 Fall Beauty VioletVoxBox this week and I am so happy to get all of these product complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes! When my #VioletVoxBox arrived in the mail I was excited to see it. I opened up and found that I was selected to receive a SOYJOY bar in Banana Flavor, a Goody Athletique Headband, Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in the Blow Bubbles Shade, the Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Spa Mask in Pulped Pomegranate and the Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo. It was five products and its very genourous of www.influenster.com to give!

Right out of the box I tested the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in the Blow Bubbles Number 130 Shade retail value $4.99. I love the pink shade its beautiful and I have been kind of obsessed with pink polish since I was a kid so the fact that Influenster sent me Blow Bubbles complimentary for testing purposes is a definite plus. After applying one coat I saw that it was a little light so I applied a second coat after waiting for it to dry for about 5 minutes! It looked great applied well and I LOVE the large brush! The SHINE is there and it lasts through doing dishes, showering and anything else you put your hand in. It did not chip and it looks great! I give it a 5 $$$$$ on my scale for LONG LASTING COLOR, SHINE AND THE FACT THAT IT DOES NOT CHIP!! ITS IN MY BEAUTY BAG RIGHT NOW and I AM GOING TO BUY A COUPLE MORE COLORS!!#VioletVoxBox @Sally Hansen  #TripleShine
Sally Hansen Triple Shine





The same day that I receieved my VioletVoxBox I just had to use the Goody Athletique Ouchless Headwrap that is Reversible and Quick Dry. I got the Pink one that reverses to black with a pink trim. The retail value is $6.00. I am so thrilled to receive this Goody Athletique Headwrap complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I used this the evening I received it for a pretty intense workout of yoga and some cardio a little over an hour of working out and this Goody Headwrap was holding up my hair and keeping me dry by wicking away the moisture! I love it and people I was working out with at the gym asked me about it and it felt great to say I got it from Influenster! They all want one and they were going to head to the store to buy one. When I got home I hand washed it and threw it in the dryer and it came out fresh and clean and ready to go. It holds up to everything so I give it a 5 $$$$$ for its STYLE, DURABILITY AND THE FACT THAT IT REALLY HOLD YOUR HAIR IN PLACE DURING A WORKOUT WHILE WICKING AWAY SWEAT!! I KEEP IT IN MY BAG FOR THE GYM AND TO MAKE SOFT WAVES IN MY HAIR!! (see my pinterest board for a video @  http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/goody-i-am-athletique/ for other idea on what to do with a headband!
@GoodyHair / #GoodyAthletique
I got all of these products complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes!


 
The day after I received my #VioletVoxBox I was getting ready for work and saw two products in my box that I knew I could use that day. First was The Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo that I received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster and I was using that morning because although my hair had been washed it looked a little oily and oily hair is not nice hair. The Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo retails for $5.99 and its WORTH  EVERY DOLLAR! Before styling my hair I sprayed this in my roots at the crown of my head a little all around because it smells so good I love it. Brushed my hair and immediately it look clean and refreshed as if I just got out of the shower and blew dry hair when in fact this took like less than two minutes to spray and brush in! Its so effective I bought another bottle on my lunch break. The NOT YOUR MOTHER'S CLEAN FREAK REFRESHING DRY SHAMPOO GETS A 5 $$$$$ FOR THE ABILITY TO TURN SLIGHTLY LESS THEN PERFECTLY CLEAN HAIR INTO NICE HAIR IN AN INSTANT! SMELL WONDERFUL AND IS QUICK AND EASY!! THIS IS IN MY BEAUTY FOR SURE!! @NotYour Mothers  #NYMCleanFreak #VioletVoxBox

The next Fall 2013 VioletVoxBox item that I received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster was the tastiest! I received a SOYJOY Bar valued at 0.99cents and I decided to eat it as a snack to get me through to dinner time around 3:30pm. From the second I opened it I was intrigued because it smelled like banana bread which could be because I got the SOYJOY bar in Banana flavor but this was a lot better then a piece of banana break because it had baked whole soy and fruit in it. It tasted soft and chewy with a lot less calories only a 130 for the whole delicious bar. I GIVE IT A 4 $$$$ in TUMMY SATIFACTION FOR TASTE, TEXTURE AND THE FACT THAT THE LURE OF THE SMELL OF BANANA IS JUST WINDERFULLY DELICIOUS! I CAN'T GIVE A PERFECT FIVE BECAUSE IT DID NOT FILL ME UP UNTIL 7pm (dinner time that night) BUT IF DINNER WAS AT 6pm I WOULD NOT HAVE FELT MY STOMACH AT ALL! #SoyJoy #VoxJoy #VioletVoxBox
SOYJOY BARS  ARE A YUMMY SNACK

I tried the mask from Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas last because well I thought it would be nice little treatment for my face. Influenster provided me with the Red Earth Clay Spa one complimentary for testing purposes and I was super excited to try it. The retail value is reasonable at $2.49. Be sure to set aside 10 to 15 minutes for this mask for it to really go to work. The instructions are to make sure your face is clean and free of makeup so this is the perfect mask at the end of the day. I applied the mask which was very simple and then relaxed for 15 minutes. It smelled really nice like cinnamon and the Red Clay is supposed to give you a deep clean and my skin after the 15 minutes felt INCREDIBLE! I could actually see the difference my pores were smaller and my skin looked RADIANT! It was so simple to do and simple is what we need but for the Montagne Jeunesse mask to be effective at this price point was unexpected! I GIVE THE MONTAGNE JEUNESSE RED EARTH CLAY SPA MASK A 5 $$$$$ FOR ITS ABILITY TO READY DEEP CLEAN YOUR SKIN IN JUST 15 MINUTES AT A BARGIN PRICE!! DOES NOT DRY YOUR SKIN LEAVES IT FEELING CLEAN AND RADIANT!! A MASK THAT IS IN MY BEAUTY BAG PERMANTLY!! #VioletVoxBox @Montagne Jeunesse  #MJClaySpas

For an invite to Influenster ask me I have some left or for more information go to www.influenster.com and to find out more about what in my beauty bag check out my blog @http://aguidetowhatsinsideyourbeautybag.blogspot.com/  and follow me on pinterest @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/influensters-violetvoxbox/
 
 
The VioletVoxBox gets a 5 $$$$$ from me because EVERTHING IN IT IS NOW IN MY BEAUTY BAG! TRY THESE PRODUCTS AND FIND OUT WHY & DONT FORGET TO JOIN INFLUENSTER TODAY SO THAT YOU CAN START GETTING THESE WONDERFUL VoxBox yourself! ENJOY!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Peek Inside Influensters VioletVoxBox



 A Review of all of these items is on the way I am currently testing so in about a week or so! I still have invites for www.influenster.com so ask me and I will send you one. In the mean time check out my other posts @ http://aguidetowhatsinsideyourbeautybag.blogspot.com/ and follow me on Pinterest @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/boards/