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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Target Beauty Boxes Recap

In mid-July Target released 2 beauty boxes for back to school season. Each were $5 and included a $3 off coupon to use in stores. Overall, a great deal for each box! Here's what's inside:

honor Roll box:

Head of the Class box:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July Birchbox- Bright & Beachy box




It's time to get Bright & Beachy this month! Birchbox's curated box contains the following items to get you equipped for your summer, beachy vacays:

Stila's stay all day liquid lipstick- this bright pink shade gives you the POP of color to get someone's attention. If it's too bright, mix it with a nude color to tone it down a bit. 

Juara's Radiance Enzyme scrub- to get your skin glowing, you gotta exfoliate first. This scrub is amazing and smells great too!

oribe Apr├Ęs Beach spray- made my hair actually feel "beachy" with just the right amount of shine and glow.

balm desert bronzer- love this brand and this bronzer is very wearable as a contour as well.

supergoop serum- allergic to this so couldn't try it :(

Monday, July 06, 2015

Beauty Event listings (free!)

It's the summer and if you're looking for local beauty events in your area, check out the site- http://freebeautyevents.com/ to learn what is going on. You can search by zip to see your local listings which makes it easier to view. 

This site also has a great monthly contest that you can enter to win this awesome goodie basket of products from L'Oreal, Revlon, Neutrogena and more!
Check out the site for more info!

June Birchbox and Ipsy Reveals

In June I enjoyed my Birchbox and Ipsy box/bag due to the variety of products received. My favorites from Birchbox include the skyn Iceland eye gel pads.. helps reduce the bags I have been getting for my lack of sleep and the Emi Jay hair tie extra!

From my Ipsy bag in June, themed Swim into Beauty, I loved the vanilla scented Body Butter from Lavanila and eyeshadow stick from Trestique.

My July goodies are coming just around the corner. Can't wait! I already saw a sneak peek of my July Ipsy bag and can't wait to get them in person!



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Acure Organics review


In case you haven't heard of the brand Acure Organics before, they offer natural and organic skincare and haircare products to help you feel your very best- natural!

They recently sent me a few samples to try their line and I am psyched about everything I have used already. 

First, items for the shower routine: 
Mint and Echinacea Stem Cell Shampoo & Conditioner for fine, limp hair- loved how invigorating my hair felt during the wash and loved how it looked and felt afterward. Wasn't oily and felt good and conditioned afterward. 
Argan cell stimulating Body Wash- a moisturizing body wash left my skin feeling smooth after the shower
Advanced triple moisture system Body Lotion- already loving how my skin felt after the shower with the body wash, the lotion reinforced it. I particularly used this for my legs that get dry easily.

Items for your skincare routine:
Oil control facial moisturizer- I adore this light-weight moisturizer especially for the summer. It provided me enough moisture on my face so it didn't feel too dry in the Cali heat as well as enough oil control for my oily/combo skin. Winner!!
radical resurfacing treatment- this serum was a nice nighttime "treatment" for my skin. Have not been using too many skincare products in the evening lately so this felt comfortable to use. My skin felt smooth and nourished after use.
Argan Oil- a staple oil that I believe everyone should have in their beauty closet- this was very similar to other Argan oils I have tried before. Perfect to use in lieu of or additional to a moisturize.

Thanks to Acure Organics for letting me sample these goodies! Looking forward to trying more of your other products to incorporate into my skin and body care routine! 

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.) 
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