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Friday, November 04, 2016

Ipsy's GenBeauty conference LA January 21-22,2017

Beauty lovers- the Ipsy Gen Beauty conference is back in LA this January! I haven't been since 2014 (been busy with my little one and all but now I've got a tad bit more freedom!) can't wait!!
Get your tickets now!! 

The reg-price tickets are $139 and will be sold out! 

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Do Good Be Green conference -November 5 in LA

This Saturday is the exciting Do Good. Be Green. Conference hosted by the Love Goodly beauty box company. I am beyond thrilled to join and listen and immerse myself in this amazing forum. The schedule will include getting to meet over 20+ Eco-friendly/green brands, learn about Eco-fashion, have some delicious vegan lunch and wellness breaks. It's been a while since I've been to a green beauty event and I look forward to this!! 

If you want in- you can get 50% off tickets using code VIPACCESS and learn more here: http://www.dogood.lovegoodly.com

Oh and did I mention there's a goody bag worth over $150+? I need to check out the Love Goodly beauty sub box!! 😍

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sephora Play! September 2016 Review

My #SephoraPlay for September was a hit including the coveted Kat Von D. Tatoo eyeliner (think waterproof eyeliner and Living Proof night cap overnight protector (think serum for your hair!).
Other treats in the bag this month were the Ole Henriksen sheer transformation, Anastasia clear brow gel, Sephora rouge shine lipstick in #14 Love Spell, and a fragrance vial of Atalier Cologne's Sud Magnolia. 

The brow gel is a true and tried favorite of mine so glad to have a backup! The Sephora brand lipstick actually is a no radiation to my collection. I found myself using it more than I though. Formula is good and I can see myself trying different colors. 

Looking forward to my October #sephoraPlay! Review coming soon!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Pampered Mommy Box September

September's Pampered Mommy Box had a nice mix of mom essentials- snacks, pampering plus accessories! I enjoyed crunching on the Sea Salt Caramel popcorn clusters by Funky Chunky and wearing my Starfish Project beaded necklace. The green is perfect to add to my neutral wardrobe and provide a rich jewel tone to my outfits. When I get a few extra minutes to myself, the 100% Pure shower gel feels luxurious with the exfoliating mitt! I haven't tried the hair mask yet but I am due for a hair mask very soon. In the meantime, I use argan oil to keep my tips moisturized! (Pro beauty tip!)
All in all, another win for Pampered Mommy Box! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Birchbox September 2016 Review

My September Birchbox is here!! This one of my favorites as they celebrate their 5 year anniversary it marks another anniversary for me getting Birchbox. I also love the confetti-design box as it screams party and fun! Ok onto the contents...

I chose the MILK makeup Lip + Cheek sample.. gorgeous pink tint that can be used as a blush or lip colour.. I am liking it more for my cheerks though. I also received the Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse, R+Co Cleansing Foam Conditioner, Elizabeth Mott Volumizing Mascara and a Bioderma Sebium H2O (aka makeup remover) sample.  

My favorites of this box is definitely the MILK makeup sample as this is the perfect color to bring me rosy cheeks and the R+Co conditioner..never tried a foam formula before and it is amazingly easy to use. I think I can get used to this!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pampered Mommy Box August 2016 Review

A new-to-me subscription box called Pampered Mommy offers a life-style box to all women (moms or not) who want an extra something in their life. We all want to be pampered and have cute accessories right?? This month, we got spoiled with a Juice Beauty cleanser, nail polish, eye mask filled with lavender, notecards to send a hello to those we haven't chatted with in a while and eye glass wipes. 

Check out pamperedmommybox.com today to sign up! Each month is $29.99

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Birchbox July 2016 review

Even after the whole Birchbox ending their review points after July uproar in the subscription box community, I decided to continue with my sub and see what goodies I will continue to get. After all, I have the annual plan and tons of points I have racked up I need to use. I will sorely miss it and my end of the year shopping sprees, but I've had Birchbox for 5 years already! Wow! 

Lots of cleansers this month- Oribe shampoo/conditioner samples for the hair, Clinique facial cleanser and Marcelle 3in1 Micellar makeup remover! I chose the Benefit They're Real lengthening mascara :) not too shabby of a box but I am looking forward to August's box to bring it! 

Call me...a Planner Enthusiast

Or .... a planner addict!

After seeing tons of bullet journaling and planner posts online and chatting it with my planner bff, I'm hooked! I'm attending my first Planner Retreat this weekend and made some adorable swaps for all enthusiasts attending. Lots of planning, material gathering and execution went behind to make these.. Not bad for the first time I think.

Using daiso clay and water paint, I'm making planner clips! Initially I wanted to make a ton of macaron shaped clips but decided to go steer into cuter kawaii shapes! 
After making the charms, I glued them to mini clips and painted each one. Once they dried, I was ready to glaze! 

Super kawaii and cute.. Can't wait to package them! 

Are you a planner enthusiast?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Birchbox May 2016 review

My May Birchbox review looks promising with brands I'm already familiar such as Benefit and Dr. Brandt but with new products! (Except for Avene's refreshing water spray! I already tried this and love it!)

Excited to be upgrading my brows with Benefits new gimme brow Volumizing fiber gel. To help cleanse and exfoliate my skin, I'll be sloughing dead skin cells away with Dr. Brandt's poreDermabrasion! So far, so good! I e also got 2 sunscreen options this month- Lavanila's Healthy sunscreen sports lux with sweat -proof technology or IPKN's BB cream option for correcting coverage. Either way can't go wrong, will just need to assess my day. :) 

And when my skin is crying of sweat because of the insane heat we are experimenting in SoCal, I will happily spray the Avene thermal spring wate. I've already finished a bottle last summer so I know this stuff is amazing! 

Looking forward to next month's box. After July, it will be difficult as the point system is changing (aka no more points to review products in August...) hope the boxes will be awesome!!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Sephora Play Beauty May 2016 review

Sephora's coveted beauty subscription finally opened up and I got a chance to join in for May. Here's what I got:
Bonus: cute drawstring bag to put everything inside!

Fave items:
-Bite mini lipstick in kimchi (although I would've expected that color to be more orange)
-Briogeo hair mask
-Korres wild rose facial 

So far I'm enjoying the items I got in this bag, so I'll be sticking with this sub to see how it goes this summer!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Influenster Treatbox review

Influenster' latest box for mommies is out and I was lucky enough to receive one! It came with a few mommy essentials to help bring some energy to our lives- drinks! Yogi Tea which I am already a fan and I got introduced to Hills Bros Cappuccino instant drink mix!

Redeemed the Country Crock coupon to bake these chocolate chip cookies 😍


Note: I received these goodies complimentary from Influenster to review and share with my readers. 

March Birchbox reveal

Happy April! I'll start this month with revealing last month's BirchboxIt was a well-rounded beauty box that had items from skincare, haircare to makeup. 

Juara's radiance exfoliant scrub
WilmaSchumann's collagen eye pads

No.4 shampoo & conditioner

TreStiQue color and smudge eye pencil
Smashbox primer oil

Excited to see my April Birchbox!

Thursday, March 03, 2016

February Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Review

VeganCuts Beauty Box is an amazing monthly subscription service that introduces you to new brands and products that will help update and make your makeup/skincare/haircare more natural. In February, new subscribers got a bonus goody of the nail polish.

Each month they give spoilers and 2 of them were the 100% Pure double eyeshadow sticks and the Wonder Seed facial cream.  Totally got me hooked as I'm a huge fan of the of 100% Pure! 

The WonderSeed Facial cream is amazing, just as amazing as their hand cream!

Monday, February 29, 2016

GoodBeing Limited Edition beauty box Review

GoodBeing, a natural beauty subscription box company recently launched in February a limited edition special box. New to their services, I decided to treat myself to this indulgent box full of natural and amazing goodies.

The two items that initially caught my eye were the Vitamin C body oil from One Love Organics- one of my favorite brands and the most adorable set of fashionable totes! 
After receiving the box, I fell in love with all the other goodies:
-AILA nail polish - the perfect deep red hue for Valentine's Day and any other day !
-Osmia lip treatment provided an intense moisturizer for my lips
-lilikoi living serum
-MeToWe Necklace

Also included was a 2 month subscription gift to their regular monthly boxes! 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

TKO Running Belt- fitness accessory find!

Are you a runner? Or just looking for a way to hide your keys and phone without putting them in your purse? Then you've got to invest in a running belt! It's a more fashionable than a fanny-pack and you get the reflective trim to help protect you when you're out in the evenings/nights.

The TKO running belt is a particular favorite fitness accessory because it practical, useful and comfy to wear. It has two zipper compartments to hold my phone- these smart phones nowadays are just bulky!- and my keys separately. You can also put any ID or credit cards  in the same pouch as your phone.

Note: I received this product for review purposes only. All opinions are mine.

Monday, January 04, 2016

KERANIQUE Clean & Condition Set Review

Thanks to iFabbo, this holiday I kept my dull, winter hair extra fab with the KERANIQUE clean & Condition set.

This duo combination offers the Scalp stimulating shampoo.  Afterward, you use the Volumizing Keratin Conditioner which helped bring life to my usual flat hair. 

Learn more about the duo here: http://bit.ly/1fXnMbB

Loving my #keraniquehair thanks to being an #ifabbomember!!
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