And the Winner is…

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Hello everyone! It’s Tuesday, May 31st and time to announce the our winner of the fabulous bee venom facial cream by BEENIGMA!

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Our lucky winner is: Lisa from Life as Lisa Knows It!

Congrats hunny! Please email me: jenbaker.inthebeautybox@gmail.com or you can private message me via Instagram, which ever you prefer. Just let me know where to send your goodies.:)

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A big thanks to everyone who participated! I’m hoping to do another giveaway this summer so please stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!
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xoxo -Jen

Bee Venom: 3 Ways it Will Restore Your Youth

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Yes, you’ve read that correctly, bee venom. It may sound crazy but many beauty guru’s are claiming it’s the new natural botox for your face. Bee venom is the new trending it beauty product, In The Beauty Box we’re going to get down to the nitty gritty of it all. You can think of me as your personal pin cushion. I will be trying out this wonderful new product from BeeNigma that has actual bee venom in it. Please do yourself a favor and take a peek at their website and view BEENIGMA on Instagram.

Here’s the sting on bee venom, it’s the most buzzed about new ingredient in anti-aging. Skin reacts to the Bee Venom found in Beenigma as if it’s been lightly stung, triggering an increase in our body’s production of wrinkle-smoothing collagen and elastin to lift, plump and tighten the skin. The result is an anti-aging and rejuvenating effect that makes your skin more radiant and youthful by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Bee Venom has the ability to work within the epidermis and dermal levels of the skin to deeply nourish. It is comprised of 21 naturally occurring components such as replenishing proteins, peptides, amino acids, and key enzymes.

The editors over at Birchbox.com are experts on this potent formula. They say use it to 3 times a week, gently massage a generous layer to your neck and face. Apply to clean skin in the morning and at night, being careful to avoid the eye area. However do not use if you have a bee allergy! <–Important!

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The good news no bees were harmed during the harvesting of their venom. Beenigma’s beekeepers take special care of the bees so they are able to return safely to the hive unharmed.

  • An article from the Daily Mail sites the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall are already huge fans. That the venom of honey bees (toxin melittin) fools this skin, causing a rush of blood to the area and triggers a release of natural collagen.
  • The beauty experts over at Allure report melittin, the active compound in bee venom, does have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and can boost the immune system. Since the venom is anaphylactic, it temporarily relaxes the facial muscles, breaking down cell membranes and improving circulation—all of which can theoretically contribute to a tighter complexion.

3 Ways in 30 Days what you can expect:

  • 95% reported their Skin Appears More Youthful
  • 90% reported the Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles is Reduced
  • 85% reported their Skin Seems Lifted

Beenigma contains the highest concentration of Bee Venom that
is perfectly balanced to produce effective results without causing
any inflammation. The best part is that the more you use it, the
better it works as Beenigma is a cumulative formula. Finally now available in America. If you’re interested on trying this new and innovative product for yourself visit BEENIGMA’s site and order today.

This article was created solely for a Social Marketing Specialization Course that I’m taking via Coursera.Please follow me on Twitter, Instagram. Also please subscribe to my blog: In The Beauty Box. I disabled comments since this blog article was for my marketing course. Yes, I’m still doing the BEENIGMA giveaway and you have until May 31st to enter and win, clear here for details.

Happy Friday it’s Giveaway Time!

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Happy Friday everyone! Hope you’re week wasn’t too rainy. If you live on the east coast then you know it has been raining for weeks!! Ugh. Hate it so much but the sun did come out for about whole hour today.:/ Anyways I’d like to end this gloomy week with a wonderful giveaway.

If you haven’t heard of BEENIGMA now you will. I had a chance to try them through BIRCHBOX. An amazing product and very different since it uses actual bee venom. Crazy right?! I know! I have to say it does give my skin a fresh, smooth, and tone look. I’m pretty happy with this product. However it’s pricey! Because bee venom. Anyways for a large 1.7 fl oz jar can go for $130. Told ya, pricey stuff. However if you win, it’s yours for free! Make sure you enter to win! Details below.

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How it works: 

Skin reacts to the Bee Venom found in Beenigma as if it’s been lightly stung, triggering an increase in our body’s production of wrinkle-smoothing collagen and elastin to lift, plump and tighten the skin. The result is an anti-aging and rejuvenating effect that makes your skin more radiant and youthful by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Bee Venom has the ability to work within the epidermis and dermal levels of the skin to deeply nourish. It is comprised of 21 naturally occurring components such as replenishing proteins, peptides, amino acids, and key enzymes.

Beenigma contains the highest concentration of Bee Venom that
is perfectly balanced to produce effective results without causing
any inflammation. The best part is that the more you use it, the
better it works as Beenigma is a cumulative formula.

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How to enter:

  • You must follow this Blog or subscribe by email:)
  • You must follow on Twitter.
  • You must follow on Instagram.
  • You must like us on Facebook.

That’s it! Bonus if you follow BEENIGMA on Instagram. Also please leave me a comment below once you have done all those things. It makes it so much easier to see who’s who.:) This giveaway is opened to everyone in the United States and Canada.

The winner will be chosen randomly via random.org by their number generator. Each entry will be assigned a number in which the number generator will pick a random number. The winner will be announced May 31st.:)

April’s Favorites + Life Update + Giveaway!

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Happy May! It’s rainy and kind of cold here in the northeast and not feeling too much like May. I’m hoping soon we’ll get some of that warmer weather.:) So elephant in the room it’s been a whole month since I’ve posted. Whaddya gonna do! (said in my thickest New York accent) Life, I’m living it! I get side tracked but I’m really trying to get at least my favorites for each month packed into one post.

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First a little update on how the heck I’ve been!😀 I have my house on the market, there’s been some interested people coming through but no offers yet. Ugh. I’m pretty much playing the waiting game for this place to sell. I’m halfway through the social media marketing program I’m taking via NorthWestern University. I’ve been kicking ass and taking names! I’m pretty happy how well it’s been going. Also I started to look for work in NYC. I’m hoping once I move to NJ, I’ll have a full time job secured. Fingers crossed! Pss.. also if you work in the NYC area hook a sister up!😉

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Shopping for work attire! #thebusinessbitch

Btw if you’re into cats and want to add a cute decal to your phone, it’s about $5 through amazon. I don’t know if you can see it on my phone but I get many compliments on it.😀

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So with everything that’s been going on I’ve been trying to stay active and run daily. It’s really helps keep my mind clear and also gets rid of stress. My kids have been great, they really don’t understand selling a house, moving, and whatnot. I’m hoping when we do move in the summer time they’ll easily adjust.

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Picked up little boy from school, which was also on my way home from the gym. He’s so passed out here. Nap time in the car. It happens!😀


April’s Favorites:

Ok so let’s get to this past months favorites! I know I’ll be using them way into May and pretty much through the summer time.

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Benefit – They’re Real Mascara – Is my absolute favorite mascara! This mascara will give you a thick, full set of lashes that are to die for. It goes on smoothly, no clumps, dries quickly, and acts just like waterproof mascara without actually being waterproof so it’s incredibly easy to wipe off at the end of the day. It should be coined as the perfect mascara!

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DHC Velvet Skin Coat – I found this product through a buzzfeed makeup post and honestly it’s pretty great. If Maybelline’s baby skin and Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer had a baby it would be this product. Prepare your skin for pristine makeup application. This transparent silicone gel helps temporarily fill in fine lines and promote a more even looking, refined skin texture creating a perfect, silky smooth makeup base. Just slide the primer between your skin and foundation to absorb excess oil and encourage longer lasting wear. If you prefer a more natural look, use it on its own for a truly gorgeous matt complexion that is velvety soft to the touch.

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NYX – Eyebrow Shaper Wax Pencil – Great product! I can’t believe all this time I didn’t have this little pencil in my life. I have the best brows because of this little gem. It will keep all of the brow hairs in place. You’ll be able to create a more defined brow with this pencil. The blend of waxes is enriched with vitamin E and leaves arches in tip-top condition and impeccable shape, with just a few strokes. So what you do is, do your brows the normal way you usually do them, apply this wax pencil right on top and your done. You’ll have long lasting perfect brows for the entire day. You’re welcome!😉

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Physicians Formula Powder Palette Blush – Blushing Rose – It’s hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, dermatologist approved. All great things if you have sensitive skin. The pinkish-rosey hue of the blush is very beautiful. I would say the pigmentation of this blush is great, not too light, but not too overpowering. It gives my cheeks a soft pink glow. It’s very nice for the spring and summer. A beautiful mosaic of complementary hues to contour and accentuate cheekbones with soft color and discreet shimmer.

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NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette –  I picked up this palette in the beginning of the month. It’s very affordable if you’re looking for a true contour and highlighting set. It comes with so many shades/tones to work with all different skin tones. I have the Too Faced Cocoa Contour set, which I love and it smells so good but this is a really great affordable alternative, plus you get a lot more for your buck. Oh and its refillable! So if you uses one of the shades more than the other you can simply buy a refill instead of a whole new palette. Fucking awesome! Not everyone is out to get you for every penny.


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Yes, finally it’s time for a giveaway! It’s open to everyone! I will do a separate post for the giveaway this week so please stay tuned.:)

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BEE NIGMA had a giveaway last week and they were kind enough to send me and extra jar of their All in One Face Cream. BEE NIGMA – All in One Face Cream features breakthrough ingredients, bee venom, manuka honey, and shea butter. The all in one face cream promotes elastic and smooth appearance of skin and makes it look and feel more youthful.

The size we’re giveaway is a huge 1.7 fl oz jar, which retails for $130. So you don’t want to miss out on this one. Bee venom has been getting a lot of buzz, and now we know why: it’s basically the Botox of the natural world, minus the needles. Made of New Zealand bee venom and 20+ Manuka honey, this paraben-free cream increases collagen and elastin production, lifting, plumping, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Even better: it renews damaged skin cells, giving you a youthful, radiant glow.

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Well that’s all for today my friends! Please pop back over to my corner of the internet in a few days to check out the details for the giveaway!
-Jen❤

March Favorites: Nivea, Palmers, Novex, Maybelline, TONYMOLY

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And now I’m back from outer space… Hi! It’s been oh so long but it was much needed. Selling a home, also taking a few marketing courses, raising kids, staying fit, and managing everything else behind the scenes of my life has taken front and center stage. Unfortunately during this time one of my kitties had passed away too. 😢 It was very sad, he was apart our family for a 11yrs, and he was very loved.

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Now that we’ve played a little catch up how about we discuss some of my favorites from March! 😊

Nivea Renewal Lathering Body Scrub – Retails: $4-5. Love this scrub! So here’s the deal, I’ve lost some weight and I was interested in improving the health of my skin. I wanted a body scrub that would help tighten my skin, make it feels softer, and help exfoliate any dead skin. When I use this scrub I feel like I’m getting a full on massage in the shower, love it, love it, love it!! It’s gentle enough to not irritate my skin but strong enough to give myself a full scrub daily. I whole heartily recommend trying this product! This is now a staple in my shower.

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Firming Butter – Retails: $8 So if you’re going scrub your self silly you need to lotion up! Palmer’s firming butter is not only affordable but for about eight bucks you get massive size, which I promise is worth it. I use it daily, it smells like Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, not even kidding, it’s delicious! It claims to tone and tighten skin while moisturizing it. I’ve been using it for a month along with the scrub and I have noticed some subtle improvements, which is great. My skin has never felt better plus it gives my skin a light sweet scent. This firming lotion doesn’t break the bank and is from a trusted brand. Give it a whirl and you’re skin will thank you for it.

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Novex Brazilian Keratin Deep Hair Care Treatment – Retails $15-16 for a huge container, I promise you it will last a while. I first discovered this product through Ipsy. I fell in love with it, well I should say my hair fell in love with it. I’ve been adding blond highlights to my hair over the last few months, which caused damage and breakage. When I tried Novex keratin treatment my hair soaked it up and actually started to feel healthy and normal again. Bleach + hair = No Bueno! So this product was a nice find. It was like giving my hair a dose of vitamins to restore it’s strength and health. I recommend this if you’re hair is in need of repair from coloring or highlighting.

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Maybelline New York Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer – Retails: $4-5 depending where you buy it. Don’t want to spend $36 on Smashbox’s Primer or $31 on Benefit’s POREfessional, try Maybelline’s baby skin. It’s so much cheaper and actually a really great product. It does the same job as the higher end pore eraser primers. It’s great to have on hand if you’ve run out of your high end favorites.

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TONYMOLY Cats Wink Clear Pact Clear Beige – Retails: $7-8. It’s basically just a compact in the shape of a kitty.😀 I’m a sucker for cute packaging! Ok so there’s more than that to it. The powder has a floral scent, not too overpowering. To me it smells like roses but the package saying it’s white-blossom, whatever, I believe them. This is a k-beauty product, which at the moment I’m kind of obsessed with any beauty product from Korea. Amazing makeup and cute package design, sign me up!  I like the powder, it’s light weight, long lasting, no parabens, and gives your face a natural look without coming across as too powdery.

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That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed reading up on some of my March favorites! Enjoy the weekend my luvs!❤ xo -Jen

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Confidence: The Art of Being the Shit without Treating People like Shit

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What is confidence? Wikipedia says, “it’s generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. Self-confidence is having confidence in oneself.” Way back in the fall of 2015 I promised myself to live a better life for me. There were lots of things going on that I was just not happy with, I had to do something about it. So I started down the road to regain my self confidence. The last six months has been a roller coaster figuring out what makes me feel good, what I want, and how to achieve this great success of self being. But first let me step back a bit. I’m a full blooded New Yorker confidence is no stranger, all walks of life in NYC carry this ability. Just walk down 5th ave in midtown Manhattan during the day you’ll get a huge dose of it.

At some point in our lives our self-confidence gets a hit. How do we get it back and keep it? How do we use it properly and uplift others around us?

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1.) Address your insecurities. We have them! Yes, you… right there. Hi! What’s on your list that you need to overcome? As someone who is now in her mid 30’s, there’s a point where it’s a good idea to give yourself a vote of confidence check. Not ok with something in your life? Is it holding you back? Reassess! Looking at what’s going on and put a plan in motion to get that mojo working again.

2.) Be the person you always planned on being. Ok, I know… easier said than done. With that said the only way to get the part is to play the part. Do it!  Regain that control, pump yourself up, project your new found confidence and people will notice it, take what’s yours. Make yourself the movie star of your own life and stop being the best supporting role.

3.) Mannerisms. We all have our own characteristic manner, mode, or way of doing something. Whether it’s the way we talk, walk, or respond, it’s our distinctive style and behavior. How do you walk down the sidewalk? Head down, eyes adrift? Body language is key! Walk, talk, and look like you got it! What’s it? Who the fuck knows! That’s what you need to figure out for yourself. What makes you, well… you? You know what you bring to the table now act it and flaunt it. Chin up, eyes forwards, shoulders back, you got this!

4.) Be positive. Think about all the things that make you great. If you can’t, well don’t worry scroll back up to step one and address that issue.😉 You’re responsible for you’re own destiny, it’s true! Don’t play the blame game anymore. After a certain age it’s time you own your own life. What a concept! Learn from your situation, figure out your strengths. Work towards goals, understand the challenges you have in life, take a positive stance in your actions.

5.) With great power comes great responsibility. Let’s say you’re now a walking, talking confidence machine! Fucking awesome! Remember to surround yourself with people you enjoy, that are fun, and don’t knock you down. Take that energy, put it back out into the people in your lives, get them to shine with you. You don’t have to be great to start, you just have to start to be great, share that and uplift. There’s always someone out there that just need a little boost.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post, I know it’s a bit different then the regular cosmetic content you’re use to. I’m trying to branch out a bit more on topics, here In The Beauty Box we believe beauty is both out and in. 💕

-Jen

Beyonce’s Formation is Everything

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I do love me some Ms.Queen Bae but this new song and video is Ah-mazing! It definitely sends a powerful message. Everything about this song/video is raw and gets to the point. I’m so looking forward to the Super Bowl half time show with her. I thought she did a phenomenal job the last time she performed back in 2013.

If you haven’t had a chance to listen Beyonce’s new release single watch the video down below. You’ll instantly love it!

 

Enjoy & thanks for stopping by!❤
-Jen