December 2016 - Mommy Life Up North

How To Receive Free Beauty Products To Review

Hi loves, today I wanted to do a little fun post to help out other bloggers, YouTuber's and people that love posting on social media. I wanted to share with you some ways of getting free beauty products sent to you to review. I have been blogging for a few years now and also been a huge fan of Instagram. I have multiple different websites you can join, where you can work with some amazing companies, so lets get started!

The first site is FameBit. I have been using FameBit for a while now and this one is perfect for almost any social media account. You can connect your Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Tumble and Facebook page. Which is perfect if you are not a YouTuber. I use FameBit a lot for Instagram since I am not really popping on YouTube. With FameBit you can request to try out different products and you can get paid to post photos/reviews/videos on your social media. This was the first website I have ever tried and so far I have worked with 10 different companies, and some I still work with. Not only can you work with brands, you can also collab with out influencers. If you would like to sign up for FameBit you can do so here

The next website is Octoly which is one that I recently joined, and so far I have been able to receive 4 products to review. Unlike Famebit, you do not get paid to post reviews/photos/videos, but you do get products sent to you from popular brands like ColourPop, Palladio Beauty, Kate Somerville, Clarins and more! So far this is one of my favorite sites to use and I highly recommend checking it out. You can signup for Octoly here:

Another website that I love using is Influenster. Which this is a great one if you are not too big into posting a lot. Anyone can join Influenster and you can receive basically any type of products. I have even gotten food sent to me before to review! I have been using this site for years and I love it. They even have higher end beauty brands now like Bite Beauty and Marc Jacobs. If you would like to sign up for Influenster you can do so here:

These are just the main sites that I use. I also know of a couple more if you would like me to do a part two to this post. I just wanted to share something helpful for everyone here on social media since I feel like a lot of people like to hide things and not help others out, but I wanted to be someone that could help. And if you ever need help with anything when it comes to start a blog/YouTube channel or anything like that, just comment below or you can always email me at I would love to help out and give you more tips and tricks! I hope you guys found this post helpful!

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The Body Shop Down To Earth Eyeshadow Quad's Swatches & Review

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Hi loves, welcome back to my blog! I am seriously so excited to share with you these eyeshadow quads by The Body Shop. They are called the Down To Earth quad's. I never tried any makeup before by The Body Shop so I was super excited to see that they sent me some of their quad's to review! They currently have 5 different quad's you can choose from, and today I will be sharing with you three of them. 

Down To Earth Quad in Black- this palette features 4 neutral shades which were inspired by nature. The first shade in the quad is Scandinavian Steel which is a beautiful silver. I seriously love this shade for all over the lid. Next is California Lapis which is a beautiful deep shimmery blue. Next is Australia Quartz which is a beautiful deep black with silver shimmer and lastly is Black Canon Onyx which is a matte black. I really enjoy this palette and love how pigmented all the shades were. The black was a little chalky, but it blends on super easy. 

Down To Earth Quad in Plum- this palette is my favorite of the three. The shades are stunning and perfect for everyday looks. The first shade in the palette is Attica Marble which is a matte cream shade. In the swatch, it was hard to show the color since it almost matches my skin tone. But it is a great highlight color for the brow bone and inner corner. Next is Petra Sandstone which is a beautiful shimmery taupe. Next is Penrhyn Slate which is a pretty purple taupe shade with shimmer. And lastly is Bengal Granite which is a deep plum brown shade.

Down To Earth Quad in Brown- this palette is my second favorite because of course it has pretty brown shades. The first shade in the palette is Oregon Sunstone which is a beautiful peach color. Next is Peru Clay which is a beautiful taupe brown shade which is a perfect transition color.  Next is Sienna Dust which is my favorite shade in the quad. Is a beautiful cool toned brown with shimmer. Lastly is Idaho Jasper which is a pretty rich brown.

I found all of the shades super pigmented and all had such a nice buttery texture. A cool thing about these quads is that you can remove each shadow and create your own quad. And all of the shadows can be used wet or dry. I am seriously in love and will need to go out and purchase the other two quads that they have.

Each quad retails for $24.00 and can be purchased at

(Down To Earth quad in Plum)

(Down To Earth quad in Brown)

(Swatches of the Down To Earth quad in Black)

(Swatches of the Down To Earth quad in Plum)

(Swatches of the Down To Earth quad in Brown)

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