Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Is This Your Answer to a Perfect Manicure?

When I first saw KISS’ imPRESS Press-On Manicure kits, I thought they were nails for kids because they looked really small in the pack! I was so wrong. These are just a super wearable length for everyday wear as you can see from the photo of the Shimmer style on I’m wearing in the below picture.

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Each pack comes with 30 nails total (24 nails and 6 accent nails) in 12 sizes, 1 prep pad, 1 mini file. And to apply the, simply remove the clear tab on the back of the chosen nail, and press to your nail bed. These use a pressure sensitive adhesive technology to stay on, even in water! So while the nails don’t fit my nail beds to a T, for $6.99/pack, you really can’t complain, can you? See my list of pros and cons after the jump!

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From L to R: Text Appeal, Symphony, Boogie Down
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From L to R: Flash Mob, Bells & Whistles, So So Stellar

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Major Development in Foundation Application!

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I guess it was only a matter of time. I mean, I use this one to clean my face, this one to clean my body, this one for my teeth, and now this one to apply my foundation!

What It Is: DOLL 10 blendSMART Rotating Makeup Brush System ($59.97 @ qvc.com) – The first and only automatic makeup brush that offers a flawlessly, even makeup application. With its patent pending design, Doll 10 blendSMART rotates 360 degrees to deliver 190 revolutions per minute for complete, even and natural looking coverage in a snap. Perfect for beginners and professional artists alike.

Your box comes with:

  • BlendSMART Rotating Foundation Brush
  • Universal Foundation Brush Head #1
  • CR123A 3V lithium battery

Want to find out my thoughts? Click after the jump!

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

‘Tis the Season for Luminescent Skin!

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I’ve tended to shy away from luminous powders on a whole as I always seem to try some that are just too much; too much shimmer or sparkle. And I’m just not too sure they are all that necessary. However, this one is definitely not(it) too shimmery and not at all sparkly and totally wearable. HOURGLASS COSMETICS’ new Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50) is like a regular bronzer/blush with just a kick of luminosity to it. Seriously! I really thought this was going to be too much for me but it wasn’t. 

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Perk Hair Up with Head & Shoulders #ad

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I’m so bored with my hair right now. I know its spring and for some reason springtime always = try new hair styles. My hair is growing out so the length is just touching my shoulders and I have not been able to do much with it. I’ve tried a bun but it’s not long enough to go inside one of those donuts, so I’ve oscillating between a topknot and just wearing it down.

Braids seem to be one of the top styles right now, especially at Coachella. Seems like every girl, and a few guys, had some form of braid in their hair that attended the festival!

So since I’m not quite feeling a style, I can at least make my strands feel good and healthy while they’re growing out. And I have a hard time resisting a great smelling shampoo and the Green Apple Shampoo along with the Green Apple Conditioner from Head & Shoulders are both really making my nose dance in the shower. For some reason when the outside air gets warmer, I seem to develop some scalp flakes. Yeah, not sexy, so this duo is my answer for the next few weeks

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And since I’m sure you’re as big a fan as I am of Target’s beauty aisles, I wanted to let you know about this offer – Purchase 3 Head & Shoulders products and get a $5 Target gift card (offer good through 5/16). 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Head & Shoulders at Target through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Head & Shoulders at Target, all opinions are my own.

 

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

5 Favorite … Nourishing Body Oils

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1. THE HONEST CO. Honest Organic Body Oil - $9.95/4oz @ honest.com and bedbathandbeyond.com.

2. VIKTOR & ROLF ‘Flowerbomb’ Bomblicious Dry Body Oil - $65/3.4oz @ sephora.com.

3. SHEA MOISTURE Superfruit Complex Bath, Body & Massage Oil - $9.99/8oz @ ulta.com.

4. WHISH Body Oil in Almond - $28/3.5oz @ whishbody.com and ulta.com.

5. BOTANIC ORGANIC Tangerine & Lemon Facial Cleansing Oil - $16/4oz @ botanicorganic.com.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Latest in Tinted Lip Balms!

I don’t know about you but I just can’t resist a tinted lip balm. My collection has reached a totally unneeded proportion (to most) but I say the more the merrier! And besides, each balm only imparts a certain amount of tint and no two are the same, right? Haha. I love the way I convince myself but there is something different about these next ones.

The new ones I’m adding to my stash are BARE ESCENTUALS bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm ($16 @ bareescentuals.com). Yup, you read correctly, these oils, as in, passion fruit seed oil, jojoba and sunflower seed oils, as well as vitamin E.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Create the Perfect Summer Outfit with ShopatHome.com

I love to window shop! Is there a name for it when you’re window shopping online? I’m not sure I get the same feeling from doing it online but ShopatHome.com gave me a challenge of creating The Perfect Summertime Outfit and I took the challenge.

ShopAtHome.com, an online coupon and Cash Back site that partners with thousands of online retailers and more than 60 million members to deliver savings and rewards. Retailers include Kohl’s, Victoria’s Secret, Old Navy, Walmart and Bloomingdale’s, to name a few.

So let’s get to shopping!

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The maxi dress trend is not going away anytime soon and with a few BBQ’s on the horizon, this Surf Gypsy Mixed Media Swim Cover Up Maxi Dress from Bloomingdale’s looks really comfortable yet stylish.

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Wedges go great with long dresses so these mid-height Salvatore Ferragamo Open Toe Slingback Wedge Sandals – My Happiness that Bloomingdale’s carries will fit the bill. 

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I love a big wide-brimmed hat and spring and summer are thee time to wear them. This August Accessories Oversized Floppy Hat would look great with this outfit!

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Since there’s usually a pool at every BBQ party, I’ll have to bring a swimsuit with me. This Swim Sexy Pearl Island Triangle String Tie Bikini that Swimsuits for All carries will look great and I can probably just wear it under the maxi dress.

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Warm weather is always an excuse for me to buy a new pair of sunglasses and Nordstrom always seems to have the latest styles. These Tom Ford ‘Ivanna’ shades in Gradiant Havana/Blue will look great with the rest of the outfit, dontcha think?

So this will be my staple outfit for any daytime parties this summer! Is shopathome.com something you think you’ll want to start using? Find out more info about them and of course see a full list of the stores on their site, shopathome.com

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links. All word are my own. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

5 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Craft Hoarder

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You know the type – can’t pass a yard sale in the car. Has to stop, “just to see if there’s anything good.”

  • Has a screenshot of coupons in her phone to Michael’s and Joann’s just in case she needs to stop for something.
  • Buys that “thing” just because she knows she can do something with it.
  • Owns a personal key to the Lowe’s Spray Paint cabinet.

Ok I’m kidding about that last one but the others are totally true and, well, describe me! And I see that I'm not alone! I too can be a craft hoarder but I’ve learned ways to curb it.

  1. If I’m doing something with paper I make myself looks through all my paper supplies, not only to reorganize, but to see what I can live without.
  2. Keep the items that fall under the category of, “I know I can do something with this at some point,” in a box and put a piece of masking tape on each item with the date. That way you have one year to do something with it. If I don’t, it’s gone.
  3. Get a friend’s advice! If you know a fellow crafter, have her come look at your stash and vice versa. Maybe do some trading! I’ve done that twice now and had it really pay off. I got rid of a few things and scored a few items at the same time. Think of it like a clothes swap party.
  4. I know more than a few times I’ve picked something up in my arsenal and wondered why I even had it in the first place.
  5. Get a friend’s advice. If you’re not sure you will even use something, ask for some ideas on how they see using it!

How do you keep yourself from hoarding craft items? Do share in the comments!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

#GoConfidently & Remove that Hair with Jolen

One thing about the coming of spring and summer is that I have to pay closer attention to the hair on my body, as in, what it's doing. I did a few sessions of laser hair removal on my legs and under arms a few years ago, but I still have to shave those areas, just not as much.

Jolen Facial Hair Remover Kit

So what do I use to keep my skin smooth and hair-free when the temps go up? I've used just about every kind of hair removing product and shared it with you on the site but you know I have become a real fan of depilatory creams in the past few years. It's quick and easy, and by now I've tried most of the brands, and can add Jolen to that list!

Every 3 weeks or so, I do my full arms, legs and sides of my face along the jawline. I've tried my underarms and bikini line, but depilatory creams just don't seem to work as well there so I just run a razor over those two areas.

I used the new Jolen Facial Hair Remover Kit this time around for my face, and it comes with three items in the box – a Skin Guarding Balm (.06oz stick) for pre- and post-skin protection, the Hair Removal Cream (.6oz) and Cleanse & Soothe Wipes (15 wipes). What I like about this kit is the Balm that's included in the box to protect the skin from irritation. There's always one part of my skin that gets a little red and itchy from these creams, so I'm glad they thought of this. And then the wipes to remove the cream after the allotted 8 minutes of time also contain a skin calmer, which in this case is chamomile. And know that you'll get more than a few uses out of this kit, and for $11.99? That price is right.

Feel you're not ready for the above? Well you can #BleachtoBarewithJolen as they also offer a cream bleach in Original Formula and Sensitive Formula plus Aloe Vera, which will simply lighten the existing hair on your arm, legs or face.


Jolen Creme Bleach

And while you're here, make sure to enter the Jolen Bleach to Bare Giveaway.

And of course click here to see where to buy Jolen products!

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This is a sponsored, product-provided conversation written by me on behalf of Jolen. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

These Two are Giving Me Life

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LATHER Bamboo Silk Foaming Face Scrub with Lemongrass
($23/4oz @ lather.com) – I try not to overdo the exfoliation this time of year but either way, I make sure whichever one I’m using does not contain any exfoliates that will damage my skin. This one uses powdered bamboo and jojoba beads to exfoliate and essential oils to encourage cell production.

VASELINE Intensive Care Healing Serum ($7.99/6.8oz @ walgreens.com and drugstores nationwide) – now this is a new category – a serum for the body. It contains 3 ingredients to heal super dry skin and comes in 3 different formulas – Deep Repair, Advanced Relief and Radiance Restore. The Advanced Repair shown here smells of roses and vanilla. Yum!

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes. 

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