Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Favorites

Hello There!

I hope you had a good week and have an even better weekend!

Thorn
Still no job yet, but I keep applying.  Wont give up!

Rose
My flowers from Valentine's Day are still going strong. 
I got a J'Adore Vox Box from Influenster!
Mindy Gledhill and Sara Bareilles have been getting me through this week.


Favorite Home Decor: Blush Accents
Living After Midnite
Favorite Clothes: Tulle Skirts
Space 46
Favorite Taste: Fried Rice
theKitchn
Favorite Beauty: Floral Nail Wraps
Jamberry
Favorite Eye Wear: Chanel Glasses
Chanel
Favorite D.I.Y.: Eye Mask
A Beautiful Mess
Favorite Squee: My cute kitty
Instagram

I wish you a wonderful weekend!





disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

J'Adore Vox Box from Influenster


Take a look above through my un-boxing and comments on the items I received in my J'Adore Vox Box from Influenster.




The first thing in the box was a family sized bag of Valentine's themed Hershey's Kisses.  I love these and they will not be wasted in my house!


The box also had the Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Flat Iron Spray.  The formula can feel a bit heavy on the hair, but once everything settled I found that went away.


Here is a before and after of my hair.  The before is my hair after I sprayed it about 15 times and blow dryed it normally.  The After is once I was done with my flat iron.  My hair looks healthy even after all the heat styling.  My hair is still just as straight as yesterday when I did these pictures and so I am happy with the results.


I got a four Red Rose Indulgent Tea samples in the box.  One was the Lemon Chiffon and the other three are Creme Caramel.


This tea works well with milk and sugar and is delicious.  I really love this tea and would definitely purchase more.


The box also had the KISS Looks So Natural lashes in Pretty.  I have not used these yet, but I love how natural they look.  I am going to be doing a tutorial soon on my YouTube channel with these so keep an eye out for that!


Last up in the box is the Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask.  I used this and my skin felt so soft and clean after it.  It also was very easy to come off after it had dried.


This is what it looks like on when it is starting to dry up.  I hopped in the shower to wash it off, but you could just as easily take it off at the sink as it does not require a lot of scrubbing to get off.

The box had a lot of new to me items in it and so for that I am very happy.  I also really liked all of the items in the box which is rare for me.



disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Glossybox January 2014


Go ahead and watch my un-boxing of the January 2014 Glossy Box!


Now that I have used the products for a while I can give a better review of them.

The beauty blender and cleanser are amazing and I have been using my old beauty blender so I am keeping this as a backup.  If you don't have a beauty blender you are missing out because it gives you the most flawless foundation application that looks airbrushed.

The Bellapierre Desert Rose mineral blush is a great natural looking blush.  I have worn it quite a bit and really enjoy this blush.

I love the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturing Spray.  It gives a great wave to my hair without leaving it crunchy.  It also smells lovely.  I actually loved this so much I got one to include in my Giveaway!

The Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash was very nice and doesn't have an overpowering scent.  I do like this body wash, but wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to buy this again.

I have use Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream almost every night before bed and my skin does feel hydrated when I wake up.  This moisturizer is actually light enough you could use it during the day too.


disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Friday, February 14, 2014

1 Year Blogiversary! [CLOSED]

My blog turned 1 year old this week!

I am so happy with how this year has gone for my blog and the opportunities it has already opened up for me.  I am so happy to have you all along for the ride as well.

To thank all my readers and followers I wanted to give a little something back to you for giving me so much already.

That's right, a giveaway of a few of my favorite beauty products!

Below is a picture of what you would be winning and I have also inserted my youtube video about the giveaway.

All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter widget to enter!  The giveaway begins today and will run until 12/21 at that time I will notify the winner by email!

Good luck!





a Rafflecopter giveaway



disclaimer: I used my own money to obtain the items for this giveaway. I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.
Eligibility: Open to legal residents of USA & Canada who are 18 or if under 18 with parents permission or older. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Brilliant Earth's Create a Little Love Campaign: Cozy Valentine's Night In


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For a night in for Valentine's Day I always want to be cozy.  This look is great for sipping cocoa either by yourself or with your sweetheart and watching movies.

I would go bare face for this as there is no need to wear makeup at home and keep your hair natural, again keep it simple and comfortable!
I love big sweaters with leggings and this hot pink one is perfect for Valentine's Day.  Also pairing it with some gorgeous earrings and a beautiful necklace both in a rose gold hue (hopefully from your sweetheart) make your comfy outfit a little more special.  Add cute pink socks and bootie slippers along with a pretty floral scarf if the night is super cold or if you just want to be extra comfy.

I hope this gives you some ideas for a cozy night in on Friday!

Take a look at my Galentine's Day and Night Out looks!


disclaimer: I was approached by Brilliant Earth to put together a few mood boards/ outfit ideas for Valentine's Day using some of their pieces..  I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Brilliant Earth's Create a Little Love Campaign: Galentine's Day Out


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Galentine's Day is becoming more and more popular to celebrate and I think it is fantastic.  I put together this fun night out look using a bit of Valentine's signature pink, but jazzing it up a bit.

The picture in the top left is a way to pair this glittery dress with a more neutral makeup and hair look and the one in the bottom right is if you are feeling more adventurous and want to pair the look with a bold lip and smooth, sleek hair.

The dress itself is a stunning body-con style with sequins down the sides in pink, purple, and blue hues.  The necklace ties in the pink from the sequins on the dress and makes it a little more festive while the earrings are traditional and gorgeous.  The shoes have a pop of bright yellow on the sole and the cutout bootie heel gives this look a bit of edge.

I hope this helps to inspire you look for a Galentine's celebration!

Check back for one more look!


disclaimer: I was approached by Brilliant Earth to put together a few mood boards/ outfit ideas for Valentine's Day using some of their pieces..  I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Brilliant Earth's Create a Little Love Campaign: Valentine's Date Night Out



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I put together this date night outfit for Valentine's Day using a few of my favorite pieces from Brilliant Earth.

The dress has some embellishment on the shoulders so I wanted to keep the jewelry rather simple, but it will still work with it.  The picture of J.Law in the top right is the hair and beauty inspiration to go with this look.  It is very fresh and romantic.

I hope this gives you an idea for a date out look for Friday!  I have two more Valentine's Day looks coming up!


disclaimer: I was approached by Brilliant Earth to put together a few mood boards/ outfit ideas for Valentine's Day using some of their pieces..  I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Scotch Expressions Tape: Review

I've really been getting into patterned tapes because they really add a lot to your desk area.

I received the Scotch Expressions Tape to review and I absolutely love it.  It functions the exact same as regular tape (this is not washi tape) so it is just as sticky it just has a pretty pattern.  This comes in a ton of patterns and colors and as you can see it fits into my Scotch tape dispenser.

I use this not only to tape things up, but I also use it as a colorful bookmark.  It looks so pretty peeking out from books and magazines!


disclaimer: I received this sample from Scotch for review.  I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Clay Mask: Crazy Mask Face

I received a Montagne Jeunesse Clay Infused Face Mask in my PinchMe box.  I decided to give it a try today as I was just having a lazy Sunday.

This is one is the Glacial Clay Mask which is a part of their new line of face masks that are infused with clay.

I do like that they are cruelty-free as that makes me more comfortable using the product.

The mask itself comes in this little pouch (they have these at the grocery store and drug stores).

The directions on the back are very easy and simple.  Instead of massaging with my hands after I used my Clarisonic Aria to massage it into my skin as well as help get the dried mask off.

Overall I am satisfied with the hydration this provided to my skin.  It also make my skin feel very soft.  I would definitely purchase this in the future even if it does make me look a bit crazy when I have it on.

I hope you enjoyed!


disclaimer: I received this sample from PinchMe to reivew.  I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pop Sugar Must Have Box January 2014

This is my January Pop Sugar Must Have Box!

 These gloves are tech gloves from Jack + Lucy.  These are so comfortable and really work with any of my touch screen devices.  I am very happy with these and have been using them everyday I need gloves since I got them.  Unfortunately I cannot find these at all online, but I love these ones and these.
I have used this (Malin+Goetz) Detox Face Mask a few days since I received it in this box.  You can actually both see and feel this mask working while you have it on and it gives my skin a deep clean feeling without leaving it tight.  This also made my skin so soft so I really do enjoy using it.
The Pipcorn Mini Popcorn came in the flavor White Truffle.  Both my boyfriend and I loved this.  It tastes great and lasted us quite a while.  I definitely want to get more of this and recommend it.
These Revlon by Marchesa nail files are both effective and very cute.  The little box allows me to have it in my purse without risk of scratching any of my leather goods.  You can buy these at your local drugstore.
I love Rifle Paper Co. and was so excited to see this stand up desk calendar in the box.  Each month has an illustration for a different city with the month below it.  They are all so pretty and the illustrations are so lovely I will keep them even after the calendar is done.
The Juice Generation book has a lot of tips and fantastic recipes for smoothies and juices.  I do not own a juicer so I mainly looked through the smoothie recipes and found that there were a lot I wanted to try.  I currently don't have a blender (ours broke), but when I get a new one I definitely want to give these a go.









Check out my December Box!
Check out my November Box!
Check out my October's Box!
disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.