Monday, April 28, 2014

Product Empties #1

I love watching product empties on YouTube because it's a way to learn about new products and hear from reviews on them, especially considering the dedication it takes to sometimes finish a product. Here are some of the products I've used up lately and if I would repurchase them.

Crest 3D White
I love Crest 3D white because it really whitens my teeth without making them too sensitive. I've already repurchased this.

Herbal Essences Naked Moisturizing Shampoo I loved this shampoo so much. It smells amazing and the smell lasts in your hair, plus it does an amazing job at getting your hair clean. I repurchased this and I can't wait to use it again.

First Aid Beauty 5in1 Eye Cream
I enjoyed using this eye cream because it didn't irritate my eyes. It was definitely moisturizing and a great eye cream but I will probably hold off on repurchasing since I have some other eye creams to try out.

Simple Soothing Facial Toner
I know a lot of people are a huge fan of this toner, but I hated it. I only finished the whole bottle because I didn't want to waste it. I didn't feel like it got my skin clean and I felt like it dried my skin out when it was drying. I'm sticking with me So Totally Clean toner I mentioned here.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
I can't rave enough about this product or any of FAB's products. I love it and I will be repurchasing.

Suave Moroccan Infusion Lotion
I used this lotion in the morning before going to class and I loved it. It smells amazing and its light. I will be repurchasing because it's super cheap and definitely moisturizing. 

Herbal Essences Naked Moisturizing Condition
I loved this conditioner as much as I did the shampoo. Definitely repurchase.

Bliss Soapy Suds
I hated this body wash. I bought two different scents and while I love the scents, I hate the product. I started off loving it but then I switched to a new body wash and realized how drying this body wash was. Won't be repurchasing.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Warm Weather Essentials: Shoes

Spring is here and summer will be soon enough, which means warm weather and cute sandals! I have a few go to pair of warm weather  shoes that are essentials for me. 

Fun Sandals
I also keep a pair of cute, fun sandals in my car for changing into if I don't want to ruin my nicer sandals. These Kate Spade ones are perfect for throwing on to add a little flair to an outfit.

Jack Rogers
I love Jack Rogers and I have too many pairs to admit to. They dress up any outfit but look super cute with casual outfits as well. My next purchase will be a bone colored pair to go with  everyout fit this summer.

Tory Burch "Miller"
My Millers are my second favorite sandal. I have them in a variety of color, but I find myself reaching for the brown or silver ones the most. Super comfortable, especially compared to Jack Rogers. They are expensive, but worth the price.

I was never a wedge fan in undergraduate, but now that I'm a little bit older I really love wearing them with dresses for a little dressier feel. These Steve Madden ones would look great with maxi dresses.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is in less than a month, which means its time to start shopping for gifts! Here are some ideas I'm thinking about for my mom (aka my best friend :) ) 
 Jo Malone Perfume 
Jo Malone makes amazing perfumes with beautiful scents that are mature enough for you to enjoy and your mom. I'm loving the Orange Blossom scent for spring.
 Coffee Table Book 
My mom is constantly updating our living room and guest room with fun details. This Kate Spade book would be a great addition to her guest room, plus I could read it next time I'm home. Bedroom Slippers & Robe 
Put together a basket full of spa essentials and include these bedroom slippers and robe to make your mom feel like the queen she is. 
These Kate Spade studs are simple and sweet and a perfect price point for keeping on budget. Nest Candle 
I love Nest Candles because they smell amazing and the throw is amazing. This one is on sale and the design is super cute.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Recently, Sephora had their VIB sale, and I just couldn't resist picking up a few items. The first two things I put into my bag were the Josie Maran argan oil cleansing oil and the body butter. I love Josie Maran products because they're made with great ingredients, they smell great, and the company gives to charity. I also bought the Tarte Amazonian pressed powder because I'm currently loving the foundation. The last thing I purchased was the Bobbi Brown blush in Apricot because I've heard so many gurus obsess over it, I had to try it out too. Did you pick anything up from the sale?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stylish Scallops

I love scalloped clothing, there is no other way for me to put it. When I see a piece of clothing that has a scalloped edge or detail, I feel the immediate need to purchase it and then wear it way too often. Last week, four of the five outfits I wore to school featured a scallop detail, which I don't know if that is sad or impressive. There is something so pretty and feminine, yet bold and interesting, about a scalloped edge or detail that just adds that extra element to a piece. I think that no matter what you're style is, a scalloped item should be apart of your wardobe. Here are some of my current favorite scalloped items. Do you love scalloped detailing? Have any items I should check out? Let me know!

Friday, April 11, 2014

What's Inside my Uni VoxBox!

This month, I was lucky enough to receive a  Uni VoxBox from Influenster. Here is what was inside my box and what I think of them so far!

NYC New York Color Expert Last Lipstick
I'm a fan of most NYC products, because they are inexpensive, yet good quality. This lipstick is a beautiful spring color and did not dry my lips out. I highly recommend running out to Target and purchasing this lipstick.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

I was nervous about trying this foundation because I have dry skin, and I usually try to stay away from matte products, unless they are lip products. This foundation gives very good coverage, and a little bit goes a long way. I wasn't a huge fan of the effect on me, but I could definitely see this being a lovely product for girls with oilier skin.
Broadway Nails imPRESS Manicures

This was my second time receiving imPRESS nails, and I'm never impressed. The design on these nails are not appropriate for my everyday life, and they never stick well. I would not recommend these.
Pilot Acroball Pure White

This was the product I was the most excited about (how sad is that!) This pen works wonderfully and the fine point is perfect for writing notes in my planner. I definitely went out and bought a set of these pens.
Red Rose Tea Premium Water Enhancers

I can't use water enhancers, so I let T  test this one out. He was not fan, but he also isn't a huge "tea" person. It smelled great though! 
Playtex Sport Fresh Balance

I am a Playtex fan, but these were scented which is a no-no becuase no one likes a UTI (you know it's true). I'm sure there are great, but I couldn't risk it to try them.

Did you receive a Uni box? Did you like it? Let me know!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

J. Crew Sale

J.Crew is having a sale right now with 30% off their sale items, and some final sale items being an extra 50% off! J. Crew has to be one of my favorite retailers because the clothing is quality and perfect for work and school. Here are some of my favorite pieces currently on sale:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Be Happy

Lately, I've been missing in action, and not just from this blog, but also from everyday life. I was struggling with some personal issues, and then T lost a close friend and it just sort of sent my life into a whirlwind. Even though none of it was fun, and for the most part it made me pretty sad, I still learned a lot about myself and others. Here are some of my suggestions on how to be happy and get out of a bad place.

Go for a run
I've always been a big believer that nothing helps relieve stress more than getting exercise. Recently, I've been putting on my running shoes and yoga pants and going for a quick jog around our neighborhood after school.

Ask for help
A lot of the stress in my life I decreased once I just asked others for help. I've always had a problem asking for help, but some situations you just have to put your pride aside and ask for a helping hand.

Count your blessings
No one has a perfect life, perfect friends, or the perfect boyfriend. Everyone's life has its flaws, but those flaws are what make your life yours and no one else's. This week really taught me to cherish the people in my life and not take anything for granted.

What do you do to get out of a funk?