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Thursday, January 16, 2014

January Birchbox Review

Why, hello 2014! Starting off the year right, I started juicing and eating more healthy. I also did some Pre-Spring cleaning by recycling old goodies that I no longer use and need. My monthly subscription to beauty boxes always replenish my current stock and let me try new products! 

This month's Birchbox contained:
Nail Rock in a gorgeous Burgundy shade ( haven't tried this yet.. but will this weekend!)
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme (I've gotten a sample of this before from Sephora, so look forward to trying this again)
Camille Beckman BodyButter
Retrospect C4-7 intensive serum (red foil packets)
bonus: UnderArmour braided headband (my fave item!)

I am excited about this bonus item as it will come in very useful with my workouts and it is an item that will last (as long as I don't lose it) ;) Overall, I'm content with my Birchbox this month because of the variety of products. They're not makeup related, which is ok as I look forward to trying new lifestyle items this year. Hopefully I'll see one next month!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Serum Review

I recently won a giveaway for Jurlique's Restorative Treatment Serum (Thank you Jurlique) and have been including this in my nightly treatment. My winter skin has been incredibly dry this year which has resulted in redness in my cheeks. Although I moisturize frequently, my sensitive skin still tends to be a bit red. What my skin needed was this serum! 

The Australian-made serum is formulated with Calendula, Chamomile and other botanical extracts to provide hydration and soothing relief. It smells wonderful and makes my skin feel soft. (bonus!) Since using the treatment I have seen less redness and more moisture in my skin. Look forward to trying more from this brand!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

January Wantables Box Review

I signed up for the Wantables subscription CyberMonday, when they offered the Buy One Get One Free deal. I received my "free" or second box this month and I'm psyched! I got 4 basics that I'll be adding to my closet:
* Wantables fleece-lined leggings
* Wantables soft bra (super soft and comfortable!)
* Steve Madden Shorts ( seen in previous boxes)
* Muk Luks Tights (previously seen from December's boxes)

 I decided to remove any socks/undies so I could get more loungewear and leggings/tights. I'm quite please with what I have received so far, but would have liked to see a tank top in there. I will probably skip next month, as I want to be able to wear what I've gotten and it's been too cold to wear shorts. I've already worn the Wantables line, and I'm impressed. They're comfortable and and fit snugly.

If you're interested in getting Wantables, ($36/month), get more details here!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

2014 is here! What are your resolutions?

Hope you're all having a great start to a NEW YEAR!  It's 4 days in the new year and whether you're home-bound by the snowstorm or relaxing this weekend from the holidays, there's always time to focus on YOU. First thing I think about is Fitness & Health. I'm always looking for new routines and workouts to try at home and checking out YouTube videos (such as Tone It Up!). I'm also a huge fan of workout DVDs! If you've got 20 minutes, check out Targeted Toning Pilates DVD or if you have more time, try the new Barre Conditioning DVD. Looking forward to sharing more of my fitness, beauty, and lifestyle adventures this year!

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