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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

RBX Active Capri Leggings Review + Coupon

This summer is all about being active and getting fit! To help with some of my personal goals, I've been looking at adding new workout pieces to my wardrobe. Capris are my favorite kind of bottoms because they can be worn pretty much all year long! (Savings!)

Here's a pair of the Digital Cameo leggings from RBX Active's Power Collection:

What I love about this pair besides the fit, is the awesome abstract pattern! This bright neon and grey coloring is sure to get the attention of other fitness fashionistas while making you feel confident while working out. 

The material is incredibly soft and absorbs sweat to keep you feeling dry. It's also stretchy for comfort and looks incredibly smooth so you can look your very best!! 

See more styles from the Power Collection here: http://www.rbxactive.com/t/power-collection

Want your own pair? The RBX Active capris are sold at department and sporting goods stores as well as specialty retailers. You can also get them here.

For a limited time only- through 7/31/2015- you can save 25% using the code Active25 at checkout on rbxactive.com (BONUS- free shipping on orders over $50!)

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

Friday, June 12, 2015

May Birchbox and Ipsy Reveals

For the month of May, I got the following in my Birchbox and Ipsy subscriptions.

Birchbox: Chosen sample was the Naobay moisturizing lotions

Each subscription is $10/month and includes free shipping. Each box/bag will vary in products depending on the style profile/quiz provided to them. I'm pleased with both subscriptions this month as I enjoy the variety. (I don't mind double moisturizers either since I love using them.)

Stay tuned for my June reveals!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Looking for beauty events in your area?

I absolutely love going to local beauty events to learn more about new products and meet others who share the same interest- beauty! There can be local events that aren't well advertised in which case I check out the site- http://freebeautyevents.com/ to learn more. You can search by zip to see your local listings. 
They also have a monthly contest in which you have the chance to win this amazing gift basket! This month's  Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Hawaiian Tropic, Simple, Essie, CoverGirl, Beyonce Fragrances and more!

For more details and to enter- go to http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest !

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Swoon Beauty tool review

Ever get frustrated that you can't get to the bottom of your lipgloss? Look no further, the Swoon Lip Gloss Pickup Artist beauty tool available at Sephora is here! (Mobile readers, click here.) 

This applicator tool is longer than the usual wand that most glosses come with so you can reach the bottom of your gloss tube. You also don't need to use this rubber-based tip applicator for the entire time, as it comes in its own tube (shown on the left) for storage.

Just like makeup brushes, the Swoon for Sephora tool is a must-have for all gloss-wearers, gloss-lovers, gloss-everyone! I've also discovered it's multi-uses include getting to the bottom of other sample products, eye cream tubes, etc. It's also pointy, sturdy and easy to clean so definitely reusable, especially with its $12 price tag. Definitely worth the investment! 

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.) 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Makeup Show in NYC May 3-4, 2015

The Makeup Show is celebrating its 10th year and this weekend's show in NYC will have several events to help celebrate!! There will be lots of workshops, educational seminars, tours and much more. Check out the page: http://www.themakeupshow.com/nyc/10-year-anniversary/ to get more info! The actual show itself is on May 3 & 4 and there will be lots of excitement surrounding the exhibits. (More details here.)

Here's a sneak peek of some special products that several brands will debut at the show to commemorate the anniversary:

INGLOT: Here are 5 new matte lipsticks that will be sold during the show. Gorgeous!! They're moisturizing with avocado & macadamia oils and Vitamin E.

Auraline Beauty: There will be 5 brow tints including clear to get your brows looking WOW!

TEMPTU: This limited shade bronzer is perfect for summer!! Who doesn't want that goddess glow look?
Crown Brush: gotta love brushes! Especially crown brushes which are so affordable and of high quality! This brush set, called FORM and FUSE, is meant for shading, contouring and blending. 

Mehron: Cream and Powder Blush Set-  Each set has 8 gorgeous cheek-worthy colors to make you blush the right way. These are limited edition palettes and perfect for any skin tone.

See you at the Makeup Show in NYC!!!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

April Ipsy Bag review

This month, Ipsy was themed Beautifully Bohemian. The multi-colored straw bag is gorgeous and different from previous bags which I love! I got to add a few new colors to my makeup stash including theBalm's neutral eyeshadow and Hikari's blush. It's a nice pop of pink to get that blushing glow.  Also have a new nude glossy from Starlooks. 

Not a fan of scents so didn't care too much for it. I was hoping to get a makeup tool so hoping May will finally bring me an amazing bag! :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cappelli Straworld's Pack A Hat Spring/Summer 2015 Review

The Pack A Hat from Cappelli Straworld is back this season and they're bringing metallic in! (Check out last year's Pack A Hat here.) This season, enjoy the awesome hat and pouch combo in new neutral colors with a metallic sheen. They're perfect for all your summer getaways, for the weekend day trips and even for everyday use! (Color shown here is Natural.)  Get yours today!

It's important to keep yourself safe from the sun, and this hat is UPF 50, which means this opaque material acts as a shield to only allow 1/50th of the UV rays to pass through. The material is quite soft and flexible, and from what I can tell, looks tightly woven.

The hat is easily storable inside the adorable clutch and is roomy to include all your other beauty essentials!

You can also get free shiping when you get your Pack A Hat here: http://www.hartfordyork.com/product/7499/womens-hats-ss

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.) 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Plum Organics series: Nutrition Bars, Mish Mash, Hello Morning reviews

My Plum Organics quest continues with the Reds and blues. On two separate shopping trips, I picked up the "blues"- Mighty 4 blueberry nutrition bars and Morning Mish Mash in blueberry oats and  quinoa and the "reds"- Hello morning Oatmeal in Apple, cinnamon and quinoa and again the Mighty 4 nutrition bars but in a strawberry (with spinach) flavor.

These are great for tots and also for mums to enjoy as well. With only 4-6 servings in each box, I feel like I am always stocking up on every trip I go to the market. It would be amazing to get these in BULK sizes (think: Costco!), especially the apple, cinnamon and quinoa oatmeal where I can easily eat 2-3 packets in a sitting.

The flavors are simple, delicious and wholesome! Look forward to trying some other products, including their Kids Go Bars in chocolate chip! Yum!

Monday, April 20, 2015

April Birchbox Review

This month, Birchbox teamed up with Rifle Paper Co. to create these beautiful boxes and special add-on products (in which I didn't purchase.) The 2 curated boxes were in partnership with the show Mad Men (which I didn't get also.)

Instead I got these 2 boxes below which I'm not too crazy about since there's dupes! (The Beaver shampoo/conditioner)

My favorites from both boxes are:
Jouer lip and cheek tint!
Cynthia Rowley's Brightening Illuminator 
LAQA & CO's Lip Lube

Definitely going to select a sample choice next month! Haven't joined Birchbox yet? Join today! 
As always, each review of your product will earn you 10 points that you can accumulate to use in the Birchbox shop (50 points per month= $5!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Last Lost Gloss Toss with Swoon Beauty and Sephora

Got too many lip glosses? Yes, it's a legitimate problem that many beauty addicts out there have. This Saturday, April 18 from noon to 4pm join Swoon Beauty & Sephora to toss out that last lipgloss that you're almost done with!

If you're lucky to live near one of these three Sephora locations, swing by to say "buh-bye" to your finished lipgloss tube.
- NY Times Square
- FL Miami Beach 
- CA Santa Monica 

 In return, you'll get the Swoon Universal Lip Gloss Scoop & Applicator and a $25 Sephora gift card! The Swoon beauty tool is part scoop and  part applicator that can be used to replace the applicator in your current glosses. It's longer and can help scoop the remaining gloss that's sitting on the bottom of your tube. Win- win!

Check out www.getscoop.com for more info or get this Swoon Beauty tool at sephora for $12! 

Sunday, April 05, 2015

KushyFoot Spring/Summer 2015 Review

This Spring and Summer, make your tootsies comfy and fashionable while wearing your favorite shoes and kicks! There's tons of styles out there- peep toes, sling backs, regular heels, etc. and it's important to keep your feet protected with kushyfoot socks. :)
From top (clockwise), here are the NEW styles:
- Lace Top Toe Covers- each pack comes with 2 pairs and are made for sling backs. The lace covers your toes and then there's a clear, thin plastic strap that goes behind your heel where the sling back is. A bit of the lace may show but it's ok since it's so fab!
- Peep Toe- each pack comes with a pair of stretchy socks that don't have any cover for your toes at all. Everything else gets covered so you can show off your pedicure! 
- Knee High with cotton sole- this works for kinds of shoes but will look cute with heels as it is covers your legs up until your knees. The extra cotton sole padding makes it breathable and gives it a nice oomph of comfort. 
- Foot Cover with cotton sole- for your everyday heel, these foot covers have the extra cotton sole to give you the perfect comfort you're looking for.
If you're more of a flats/ sneakers kind of gal, these two options will be amazing to add to your sock collection. The Athletics cushioned foot covers are perfect! These are as low-cut as you can go and they provide the coverage you need. I love to wear my flats so the KushyFoot foot covers are a new staple in my sock drawer. Each pack comes in 2 pairs - shown here is the black/white stripe and a solid black. Tip: These are also great to put in your carry-on or purse if you have to walk barefoot at the airport security. 

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.) 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Better Than Before Book Review

As part of this month's Birchbloggers Book Club, I received the book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. This book intrigued me from the moment I heard the title. Can I really be better than before? Not to say that I was already my best version but it seems like it was hard to change my ways since I've been so used to do my daily, routine life already. Then it got me thinking about my habits and about my usual to-dos that I don't think twice about anymore.

This book is a must-read especially if there are things you want to start doing in your life- for example, start exercising or cooking more. There are different reasons as to why you're motivated to do something and it's important to understand what those factors are. Are they external factors such as exercising to meet up with a friend or internal factors such as cooking to stay healthy.

The book starts off with understanding yourself and how you respond to expectations. It then moves onto the pillars of habits- Monitoring, Foundation, Scheduling, and Accountability. The best part of the book is to review different strategies to achieve and create those habits you've been wanting to incorporate in your life. I found this book to be completely thought provoking and so interesting.

Thanks to Birchbox and their Birchbloggers Book Club for letting me learn more about myself. There's a few habits that I'm working on and will be using the tips I learned from this book!

Look forward to next month's read!!
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