Sunday, July 20, 2014

Influenster #SurfsUpBoxBox

Hello There!

Check out my unboxing video of the products in the #SurfsUpVoxBox!

This is the list of all the products in the box.

The Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun is very moisturizing and soothing for sun burnt skin.
It feels very nice on the skin and smells amazing.  This is a must have for all beach, pool, or lake goers during the summer!

This works so fast when you have a headache that you barely have time to realize you have one.

The Sinful Colors polish in Sage Rose is the perfect color to transition from Summer to Fall.  It is s dusky rose metallic shimmer that is very pretty either on fingers or toes. 

These two were definitely my favorite products in the box.  
These make my hair soft, but give it body and texture.
I am planning on purchasing full size version of these very soon.

If you want to purchase any of the products most of them you can get are at the drugstores or Target.

The ones online I put into a Luvocracy collection to make it easier to shop.

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 100% my own

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Frends X BaubleBar

Hello There!

I currently have a pair or Frends earbuds that I got in the Birchbox Precious Metals box.
When I saw BaubleBar had a special collection of headphones I was dying to get my hands on a pair.  With my first paycheck I decided to treat myself (plus I had a bunch of points built up and a coupon for 20% off!).

I purchased the Rose Gold headphones and I just got them in the mail yesterday and thought I would share them with you.


This set came with two different caps.  One is a coned rose gold (on top) and the other set are the bejeweled ones on the bottom.

You can buy other ones on their website.

The headphones come with a black carrying case.

You can fold the headphones up so they fit in the bag which keeps them protected for traveling.

The sounds quality on the headphones is amazing.  I am so happy with my purchase.  They are a bit pricey, but I believe they are totally worth it.  With this set you get a pair of rose gold earrings as well so you get quality earrings and headphones for the price.

The buds are also very good, but my ears always have an issue keeping any earbuds in so I prefer the headphones.

disclaimer: I purchased the headphones with my own money.  I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Birchbox's Summer Smoky Eye Ft. Cynthia Rowley

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I saw a few people on a How To by Birchbox for a Summer Smoky Eye wanting some pictures go to along with the post.

I decided to wear this look today to work and it came out super pretty so I figured I would share with you what I used and the steps to get the look with pictures!

Step One: Prep for Color
Before you even think about makeup, you need a base that will keep it set.  We recommend a mattifying primer like Benefit's Stay Don't Stray.  In addition to boosting your shadow's staying power, it infuses your skin with hydrating ingredients like vitamins C and E.

Step Two: Star Light
Always layer the softest hues on first.  Using a fluffy shadow brush, dust Confetti (a pale pink speckled with purple and cream) from the lash line to just below your brow bone.

I used a Real Techniques brush (from this set) for putting this shadow on.

Step Three: Build Your Look
Summer is the perfect time to give your deep khaki and black hues a break.  Instead use Cotton Candy, a creamy lavender, as the shadow standout for you look.  Blend the dreamy purple from your lashline to your crease using the same brush.

I used the same Real Techniques brush (from this set)  to add Cotton Candy.

 Step Four: Blend A Darker Hue Into Your Crease

Using a dome-shaped brush with a flexible tip, work Licorice, a shimmery charcoal, into your crease using light fluid back-and-forth motions.  A little goes a long way!

I used the domed end of the brush that came with my Naked 3 palette for Licorice.

Step Five: Define. Define. Define
Next, take a black eyeliner pencil and line your top lash line.  With a short smudger brush, go back and blend the eyeliner from inside corner to the outside of your eye to create a soft, smoky effect with a seamless fade.  Remember: Don't go too bananas with your liner---the goal here is for your make up to appear fresh and summery.

I tight lined with the Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner pencil so I did not get too much on my lid then I used the other end of the brush that came with my Naked 3 palette.

Step Five: Set It And Forget It
Finish by using a powder brush to lightly dust translucent finishing powder under your eyes.  This will help conceal any shadow fallout.

I used a Real Techniques brush (from this set) and Mineral Veil from Bare Minerals.  I did not find that the shadows had any fallout throughout the day though.

Step Six: Lengthen Your Lashes
Since humidity and sweat tend to cause eye makeup to crease and smear, waterproof mascara is your summertime BFF.  Brush three coats of volumizing mascara on both the top and bottom lashes.

I used my Rose Gold Tweezerman Curler and Benefit's They're Real mascara.

Step Seven: Stay Focused

This look is all about the eyes, so you'll want to keep the rest of your makeup simple--foundation, a little bronzer, and a quick swipe of nude lip gloss are all you'll need.

I just put on some moisturizer with SPF and the Cynthia Rowley Lip Stain in Sugar.


I hope this helped if you were someone who wanted to see some pictures to go along with the walk through that Birchbox posted!

disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

View From My Desk (Work In Progress)

Hello There!

As I have mentioned I started my new job about three weeks ago now.  With a new job comes a new desk to decorate.
I thought I would share with you where I am at so far with decorating!
I will share updated pictures once I am all done.

The white cup is from the Target dollar section, but I believe you can get similar ones at Ikea.

The little Fox cup is from the Target dollar section last Fall.
I made the collage in the back.
The picture frame is from Target a few year's ago.
Laudree box is from December when I got macarons in NYC.
Lined post-its are old (no idea where they are from).

The collage I made out of the top of an old gift box (this is a great way to reuse old subscription box lids too!).
I cut pictures out of magazines and taped them in, that simple!
The gold flower tape around the edges is washi tape from Target.

 The box everything is on was an old gift box that I covered in wrapping paper that I bought from Target.  It is pink with gold polka dots.
The frame I had received at one point at my last job.
The little circular saying I made myself and the little paper clip puppy I found in my new desk and couldn't not display it!
The orchid is from Trader Joe's.  I had bought it for home, but my desk was lacking something fresh and colorful so I brought it in.

 The wallpaper on my computer is from Lovely Indeed.
 I have had my little R2 for awhile (he's out of batteries), but he is so cute and I love having him on my desk.
 I always have anti-bac on my desk.  This little one is from last Wintertime and it smells like Pez candy.

 I put a few of my little pictures up on the bulletin board.
I am out of post-its right now, but I love my heart dispenser!

I hope you enjoyed this small glimpse into my desk area and there is more to come!

disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own