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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fabletics Review- complete workout outfit for $25!

Looking for stylish and comfortable workout outfits? Look no further!  Fabletics is an affordable site that offers many different workout outfit choices ranging from $49.99 + for 2-3 pieces. The outfit I chose below contains a workout tee, sports bra in their new bright pattern and shorts! I needed new workout shorts for the summer so this was a no-brainier. I usually like to choose outfits with 3 solid pieces so I can mix and match for other workout outfits.

They are offering your first outfit for half off- so you can get this for only $25!! The material is super comfy and soft. I like that the pieces make a great outfit and also can be worn with what you may already have in your closet. If you haven't checked it out yet, go to Fabletics and browse their outfits today!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Shape Magazine & Men's Fitness Summer Takeover in Southern California

This summer join Shape magazine and Men's Fitness in southern California to take a fitness class with Nora Tobin! After class, enjoy a free juice from Jamba Juice. 

At the end of each class, grab a goody bag with a Shape magazine and Jamba Juice goodies!



July Ipsy bag review

This month's Ipsy bag was a half hit for me. The bag was cute so I will definitely be using it. I'll be using all the products except for one- the Hang Ten tanning oil as I'm allergic to the ingredients used. I did receive 3 eye products and 1 hair product so I would've liked to see more of a variety! 

The Ipsy bag included:
- bare minerals 5-in-1 BB advanced performance cream eyeshadow 
- Hang Ten dark tanning oil SPF 08
- Lord & Berry kajal stick (eyeliner)
- Marrakesh hair care
- Pur Minerals big look waterproof mascara 

I am hoping next month's bag will be better with more Fall products ;) 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nina Garcia's Quarterly Box #NGQ03 revealed

If you already follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you will have already seen that I got the Nina Garcia's Quarterly box this month. This is my first box curated from her (her third Quarterly box) and after seeing both of them this past year, I was excited to finally get one! In celebration of the World Cup and summer, the box had a Brazilian theme filled with fun lifestyle and beauty products.


If you're not familiar with Quarterly, the site offers subscriptions from different curators including celebs and other well known role modes. Each Quarterly box comes every 3 months and varies in prices depending on the curator. I already subscribed to the Mizz Fit aka Bianca Jade's Fitness boxes which I love!! So it was fun to select another box this summer. 

I was excited when I received my box especially since I didn't see too many spoilers re: the box before getting it. I think the day before I saw someone had posted a generic list. Each box has a personal letter explaining the chosen products. In the #NGQ03 box, I got the following:
- Otterbox card, redeemable for a phone case cover 
- Spenglish custom made muito cool baseball cap
- Koku pouch with a fish (handmade in Greece)
- Palm Tree print clutch ( perfect for holding all my new beauty products)
- Melissa shoe desk ornament (has a scent too)
- Nest fragrance candle in Moss & Mint 
- Frends in-ear headphones - most stylish pair of headphones ever! 

Beauty products: 
- Hawaiian tropic silk hydration SPF 30 (allergic to this so not a great pick for me)
- Organic Shave Gel by Surya Brasilia 
- Oribe Dry texturizing spray 
- Calvin Klein lipstick
- Sephora's Formula X nail lacquer
- Red Flower refreshing towelette in Blood Orange

This was a pricey box but overall it was a nice splurge for myself! :) happy summer!!

BeautyCon is coming to LA on August 16!


BeautyCon is coming in the next few weeks in LA! Save the date for August 16! Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1zE7kTE

They already have a great line-up of vloggers and beauty gurus for the event. So excited to learn more from them! Stay tuned for pics and a recap after the event! If you haven't gotten your ticket yet, don't wait any longer! 

Power Up with July's Birchbox

This month, Birchbox teamed up with Women's Health magazine for their #PowerUp box. Not only do you get a full year subscription to the magazine (or a $10 refund), but 4-5 awesome samples! This month, you were also able to choose a product- a Ruffian nail polish or a Cynthia Rowley lipgloss. Of course by the time I got to choose one, the color choices were sold out. I did get to snag a silver-taupe Ruffian polish (shade: Relic) which came with a polish remover towelettes sample.


Here's what else I got:
- Benefits PosieBalm - light pink lip tint in the cutest packaging 
- Naobay body radiance lotion
- Real Chemistry luminous 3 minute peel
- Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask ( 2 mini jars )

New to Birchbox? Don't forget to sign up here and enter code: WOMENSHEALTH100 to get 100 extra Birchbox points!! ( aka $10 to use in the shop)  After you get your box, you can review the products and earn 10 points per product! (~$5 per box) 



Simple Skincare & PopSugar's Passport to Healthy Skin

This past Saturday, I stopped by the Grove for the last leg of the #KindToCitySkin tour hosted by Simple Skincare and PopSugar. Skincare is important and loves that I got to learn different skincare tips during the event. I was also introduced to some of their products- including their radiant wipes! Unfortunately they ran out of samples so couldn't try any, but I did get to snag the May PopSugar Must Have box!! (Review coming soon!) I also sampled some light bites and fruits! Yes- eating right and drinking plenty of fluids is important for skincare. There was also a mini yoga section since exercise and destressing is important for good skin!!

Thanks Simple and PopSugar for a great afternoon!! Also props to the Grove for the venue! Always fun to go shopping afterwards ;)


Thursday, July 03, 2014

Summer Craft Camp hosted at Brooklyn Craft Company


In June, Brooklyn Craft Company hosted a full day session of crafts, snacks and lots of fun!! If you missed it, they are having another session on the evening of July 24! Check out their site for more info!

I was the lucky recipient of a ticket so special THANK YOU to EtsyNY! What an incredible fun-filled day!!


The June session consisted of 3 90-minute workshops to make a Shibori dyed wrap, leather sunglasses case and a stained metallic wooden necklace. In between, they offered mini craft areas to make flower crowns, get your hair braided, make friendship bracelets and postcards! 



Here's all the crafts that were made at the end of the day:


At the end, we also got a bag full of swag! 

Snacks that were yummy, scrumptious and thoroughly enjoyed:


Check out their next session to join in on all the fun! 

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Perlier Hand Cream Review

Perlier has become one of my favorite bath and body brands this past year! Thanks to iFabbo, I recently got to try their latest Moisturizing Hand Cream in White Lily extract. It's floral scent is amazingly fresh and delightful! The hand cream is great  for the dry weather out in the west, so I'm glad this is part of my daily routine now.
 
Learn more about the hand cream here: http://bit.ly/Perliersheabutter

Don't forget to check this out on HSN on July 24 & 25 to get this in several amazing package deals! 


Saturday, June 28, 2014

FabFitFun VIP Summer Edition 2014 for $35 ONLY!

Woohoo! The Summer Edition of the FabFitFun is here! This quarterly box comes every 3 months and with summer already here, it's the perfect way to kick off the season!


So many goodies...
Here's a rundown of what is inside. (Oh and don't forget, you can get ALL this for $35 (save $15) using this coupon code at checkout: 3508094 at VIP.FABFITFUN.COM 

- Sonya Dakar Flash Facial -a one-minute facial that can help you get younger looking skin..
- Pur-lisse protect SPF 30
-Thursday Friday Mini clutch 
- Balanced Guru no frizz oil
- FabFitFun water bottle (can add your own fruits for infused water)
- Zoya nail polish
- KISSTIXX Lip Balm 
- Popchips 

The three items below were sponsored:
- Skintimate shaving gel 
- Always liners
- Slimfast meal bar

Also got 2 coupons to use :
- $30 gift code for Thursday Friday 
- 25% off KISSTIXX

I'm excited to be trying out the Flash Facial and Balanced Guru's no frizz oil! The makeup clutch bag is super cute too so will be using this lots this summer. 

Like what you see? Get this box today for $15 off!! Lucky you! Normally $50 but you get $15 off! Use coupon code: 3508094 at checkout today

BECOME VIP Today!! vip.fabfitfun.com

Happy Summer!! 

BeautyBar & Allure's Sample Society - Relaunch

I haven't joined Sample Society before but they announced this past week their relaunch for July! Changes going forward include all Allure-editor selected products, ie: more makeup products, and a $10 off $50 discount on BeautyBar.com. Previously, their boxes focused too much on skincare and the discount was only applicable on products featured in that month's box. Some changes but what drew me in was their July sneak peek!!  Subscription boxes really need to do this more often to get me hooked! (Actually my wallet doesn't agree..)


ALL July boxes will include:
Fekkai intesnive hair mask
Laura Mercier's highlighter
Butter London nail polish
L'oreal liquid lipstick
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Universalis Eau de Toilette

The monthly cost is $15 which is $5 more than my Birchbox and Ipsy bags. However, with a Laura Mercier product and Butter London Polish and Fekkai, I am intrigued! I am hoping August boxes will continue to bring more makeup goodies!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June Birchbox & Ipsy Box Reviews

This month, I thought I would do both my Birchbox and Ipsy reveals together. I received my Birchbox past the 15th and my Ipsy around the 13th - which are not the norm for either subscriptions for me! In any case, I enjoyed both bags equally for different reasons!

First, Birchbox! I have subscribed to them for so long so I was genuinely happy that I got a good box this month .. Variet of skin, fragrance, eyes, lips and facial. Perfect combo and new additions for the next coming weeks! Here's what I got in my "away we go" themed box:



The Coastal Scents quad sampling of the Revealed 2 eyeshadow palette
The Egyptian Magic all purpose skin cream
Harvey Prince citrus perfume - perfect for summer!
LAQA & Co. sheer lip lube pencil in Bees Knees - sheer coral color with a minty side
Vasanti Cosmetics BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator - with papaya enzymes to bring out your inner glow! 

Want to subscribe to Birchbox? Go here! 


Ipsy- I have bee getting my bags for almost a year and have to say that it keeps getting better! My first few months were okay but now I am using more of the products as they're more suitable. Also, each bag's design gets better and better! We lucked out with getting this cute Rebecca Minkoff pineapple print bag. There could've been just one product and I would've been okay with it. But of course, Ipsy spoils us with 5 goodies again.



Here's our "Pretty in Paradise" treats:
Laneige BB Cushionsampler- got the softest mini puff ever! Perfect coverage for myself and includes all 3 shades.
Skinn olive & enzyme cleanser - doubles as a cleansing mask too!
Marc Anthony Beach Spray - beach trip, anyone?
NYX cosmetics lip butter gloss in Apple Strudel -moisturizing!
Jesse's Girl liquid eyeliner

Want to subscribe to Ipsy? Check out Ipsy today for $10/month! 
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