Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Fall/Winter Fashion Wishlist

I was going through some fashion blogs and got inspired. Felt like creating a little fashion wishlist board to share with you what I got my eyes on lately...

1. White Handbag
2. Heart Tote
3. Quilted chain bag
4. Mesh cuff
5. Embellished sneakers
6. Golden Ring Trio

1. Simple Slim Tee
2. V-neck Hoodie
3. Sweater Blouse

1. Belted Trench Coat
2. Inclined Leather Jacket
3. Puff Sleeves Wool Coat
4. Faux Fur Waist Coat
5. Bear Fleece Coat

Everything above is so needing to be in my closet this minute! If you can't tell, I love neutrals and solids during the winter season. During the summer, I love bright and bold shades. Any favorites you see above? I really want to post more fashion inspired boards once in a while to mix it up.
What fall/winter trend inspires you this season? :)

Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette Review & Swatches

Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette

Let's open and look what's inside...

Inside the palette includes a how to guide along with photos!

This palette includes 4 beautiful eye shades plus 1 blush color.

1)Platinum - White Shimmer Frost (eyeshadow)
2)Coal - Silvery Shimmer Frost (eyeshadow)
3)Frost - Dark Charcoal greyish black with Shimmer (eyeshadow)
4)Glimmer - Golden Shimmer (eyeshadow) *least favorite shade*
5)Snowy Glow - Peachy Pink Satin Finish (blusher) *My favorite out of the palette*

Pros: Inexpensive for an entire palette. Blush shade is gorgeous. Travel friendly.

Cons: Pigmentation. Some fall outs.

Price: $25

Promo Code: 10% OFF w/ "SGHOLIDAY" (code does not expire)

Where to buy:

Overall: This holiday palette is great for anyone who likes simple choices for an easy day to night makeup look. There was some fall out since the shades were mostly all shimmery. Pigmentation wasn't my favorite but with a primer underneath, I think it will definitely apply smoothly. Very impressed by the blusher shade. Definitely my type of color and very pigmented. The slim sized packaging makes it fit perfectly into a travel makeup bag. $25 for 4 full sized shadows and a blush shade won't break your wallet. Great gift idea for any makeup/beauty lovers out there!

FTC: Studio Gear Cosmetics/Brand Backer sent this to me for review purposes.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

My thoughts:

This is my first bottle of Not Your Mother's brand products. Always heard so many great reviews but since I'm not a huge hair junkie, I have not really invested into many hair styling products. This was a great way to try it out and give me that push to buying it next time. I love me some dry shampoo! As a mom, sometimes you just have those busy moments when you gotta rush out the door with fab hair but no time for a quick wash. This is when Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo comes to the rescue. Smells so fresh and crisp! Absorbs all the excess oils in your hair and leaves a nice matte finish.

I received a nice 1.6 oz travel size bottle which is perfect to pop into my purse, travel bag or even gym bag. The original size is 7oz for about $5.99. Not a bad price for the amount of product you will get. ULTA is currently running a buy 1 get 1 50% off sale online plus a free gift with purchase. Go check it out!

What's your go to product from Not Your Mother's brand?

*I received this product complimentary as a courtesy of Influenster. Thank You!

Influenster: Violet Vox Box

What's in the box?

1. Goody Athletique Headband - $6.00
2. Sally Hansen New Triple Shine Nail Color #240 Play Koi - $4.99
3. SOYJOY Dark Chocolate Cherry - $0.99
4. Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas - $2.49
5. Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo - $5.99

My thoughts?

I was super ecstatic when I saw the Goody Headband in my box! Since I am a huge gym rat and always wear headbands when working out, this was definitely one of my favorites out of the entire box. Love how it is reversible and keeps your head dry. Only thing missing is a nice non slip grip on it. That would have made this just purrrrfect! :)

The nail polish was nice to add to my collection. Sally Hansen is one of my favorite drugstore polish brands that I currently use. I noticed this was a new collection they just came out with. Sort of wished I received one of the glitter shades instead of this reddish orange one. Regardless this shade is always going to be a beauty in my nail kit.

Another favorite was the Refreshing Dry Shampoo from Not Your Mother's brand. Never tried any products from this brand and all my friends have raved about them! What a great way to try it out. Gotta love dry shampoo's on those dirty haired days when you have no time and need a quick water-less rinse! Smells "refreshing" like it is mentioned on the bottle.

Did you receive the Violet Vox Box? What was your favorite item out of this box?

*I received this Vox Box complimentary as a courtesy from Influenster. Thank You!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Influenster: Suave Family Vox Box

Influenster has sent another awesome box of goodies! The Suave Family Vox Box has products for every member of the family. Can we say perfection and happiness for all of us? It's a Win Win situation!

What's in the box?

1. Suave Kids "The Smurfs" Styling Gel in Cool Ocean Blast- Alcohol-Free, Residue-Free, Dye-Free, Dermatologist Tested.

2. Suave Professionals Styling Paste in Medium Hold/Matte Finish

3. Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo

My thoughts:

Loved the products that were picked out for my box. We personally use Suave Professionals products in our household so this was just perfect! My son enjoys styling his wavy hair with this yummy smelling gel. He got so excited when he saw The Smurfs labeled on the bottle. One of his favorite movies...

My husband on the other hand, really enjoyed using the styling paste as well. It's rare he uses styling products on a daily basis but when we have date nights, he will grab this little jar and get fancy with it. I sort of wanted to play with it myself but who has time for all that? haha

The dry shampoo was obviously for me and my favorite out of the 3. I am a sucker for dry shampoo! I have tried all kinds and this is definitely one of my new found favorites. Formulated with KERALOCKª TECHNOLOGY, it contains keratin to help refresh your hair, extend your blowouts, and revive volume. It smells amazing and works like a dream. Best part of it all is... it's Suave Professionals. Meaning it won't rob you and be so kind to your wallet. Who doesn't have those dirty hair days when you gotta hurry and spray some dry shampoo and run out the house? This is going to save your life. Huge bottle for such a fraction of a price. $2.88 on If you ask me, that's a steal for 5oz bottle of heaven. :)

Do you currently use any Suave Hair Products? If so, what's your favorite?

*I received this Vox Box complimentary as a courtesy of Influenster. Thank You!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

MAKE UP FOR EVER Friends & Family 20% OFF

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Happy Hour with MAKE UP FOR EVER

Happy Holidays everyone! Just wanted to share with you a great beauty event coming up this week at your local MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques and Boutiques in Sephora. They are offering complimentary makeup touch ups to glam you up for the night. This is perfect if you got a hot date that evening or a girls night out gathering. Let them add some sparkle to your look and be fab!

When: Dec. 9th (Monday) - Dec. 12th (Thursday)

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques and MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques in Sephora

*No appointment necessary*

Details are also all listed in the image below along with the boutique locations. Hope you guys will be able to take advantage or share the news with your friends and family!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tarte Cosmetics Free Shipping Through 11/3!

*Shop w/ Ebates and receive 4.0% cash back on your purchases.
Sign up -HERE- if you are not a member and want to get paid to shop! LEGIT.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MAKE UP FOR EVER presents Gatsby inspired look for Halloween 2013

Hello my beauties! It's almost Halloween! Well it's tomorrow to be exact. So this post is a bit late but hey... it's never too late right? I wanted to show you this fabulous Gatsby inspired look created by MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Artist - Yvonne Macinnis. Something about this flapper girl look is very sexy and sultry to me. Would love to dress up and go out with this look to a party one night.

Below you will see a full face chart with the inspired look. Then you can see step by step process of how this look was achieved using all MAKE UP FOR EVER products. There will be a list of product details used in this look so you can purchase on your own. How fun would it be to try this look at home or on a friend? I am totally up for a Gatsby Makeover!


Find the list of products above at MAKEUPFOREVER online or at SEPHORA online or at your nearest boutique.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Influenster Vox: Dr. Scholl's® For Her Active Series® Review

Hey guys check out this awesome perk I received from Influenster this month!
Dr. Scholl's Active Series Replacement Insoles (Women's).

If you don't know already, I am a huge fitness workout addict. The only shoes that my feet slides into are sneakers lately. Nike all day everyday! Nothing beats!!! When I received this package, I was so excited to try them out. Already knew I would be able to take huge advantage of them. My Nike stock insoles (pictured above) were slowly wearing out since I've had them for a while. What perfect timing to replace them with these new ones!

The outer packaging (with no insoles because they're inside my shoe, duh lol) explains the detailing of these insoles. They're made to fit Women's shoe size 5.5 - 8. You will receive them as a size 8 I believe and then you can cut them to customize it to your own size. Pretty neat eh? I am a size 7.5 in running shoes. Chopped mine off! :)

These are supposed to help you relieve and also prevent pain from Shin Splints, Runner's Knee and Plantar Fasciitis. Designed with Triple Zone Protection (foot - arch - heel) and reduces shock by 40%. If any of these pain applies to you, this product might be the solution to your issue.

Simple instructions on how to cut to make it fit with your shoe size. Very easy! They recommend replacing these every 6 months or at the first signs of wear. Do you currently wear insoles? If so, tell me which ones and why you love them!

You can purchase these insoles at Walmart and/or Walgreens.

*I received these insoles complimentary as a courtesy of Influenster. Thank You!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

URBAN DECAY Friends & Family Sale 2013

Urban Decay F&F SALE is here! 20% OFF everything including Naked products, Holiday and sale items. What's on your wishlist?

Promo Code: FFHOLIDAY13

Expires: 10/12/13 11:59pm PDT

**Limit 5 items per SKU

Monday, October 7, 2013

Wantable Beauty Box Giveaway!

Hello everyone! Check out this amazing collab giveaway that I have joined with my blogger friend Donah from Sweet Jelly Bean. So sweet of her to include me and other bloggers to be a part of this fun giveaway! A lucky winner will be receiving a free Wantable Beauty Box! Check out the details below to enter and win! Good Luck!

Sweet Jelly Bean is holding a giveaway with Wantable Beauty Box as the prize and you're invited! Joining is very easy (and FREE) plus this is your chance to finally try the coveted Wantable Beauty Box if you're the lucky winner.

Wantable Beauty Box Giveaway

Wantable, unlike other beauty boxes you might know, offer 4-6 full-sized products (not samples or deluxe samples) curated just for you from premium cosmetic brands. If you love exploring the beauty wilderness, then this box is definitely for you. You can choose to subscribe for $36 per month (skip or cancel anytime) or a one-off purchase of $40 to see what's it all about. Check out what a Wantable Beauty Box looks like here (and products total cost). You get to customized your very own beauty box unless you prefer their accessories or intimates box instead! This giveaway is sponsored by Wantable and your prize will be shipped and delivered to your doorstep.

Details of the giveaway: 1 x Wantable Box 1 x Lucky Winner Open to US, Canada & Australia Residents Only Ends on: 28th October 2013 For more details of the giveaway, please visit the giveaway post at Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Too Faced Christmas Collection 2013 plus FREE GIFT!

Too Faced Holiday Collection 2013 has launched.

Who's excited to shop for holiday gift sets this season? I think these are the best gift ideas for your friends and family. You get a variety of products in one to try out. I'm not a huge fan mainly because I'm very practical about the items I purchase and use.

Too Faced is offering a free makeup palette with your $50 order! ($36 value)
Valid till 9/30/13 11:59 PST

Free Shipping on all orders over $50. Plus choose two free samples with every purchase. No code required.

Joy to the Girls $46.00

Filled with 15 rich, festive and highly pigmented matte and shimmer shadows and a full-size LashGASM Mascara, this collection makes going holiday glam easy

All I Want for Christmas $45

Everything you need to create your signature Christmas look all wrapped up in this full face collection that features the best of Too Faced’s eyes, face and lips; including an exclusive La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream color!

Jingle All the Way $25.00

Your phone should be as pretty and festive as your makeup! Enjoy this collection of 11 shadows, a bronzer and blush in a pop-out makeup palette and iPhone 5 case.

So which ones your favorite out of the three? Mine is definitely the "All I Want for Christmas" set. Everything in that set is very useful and I love their Lip Cream lippies. Happy Shopping everyone!


WIN IT! Ellie Outfit and The Ultimate Yogi DVD Set + 20% off code!

Ellie is running an awesome contest where you will be able to win a top and bottom from any Ellie collection and a DVD set with a 108 day yoga program valued at $200! How cool is that. Who doesn't love FREE?!? :)

DVD Info: The Ultimate Yogi

The DVD set in the giveaway features 12 DVD's and a 108 day yoga program
Travis Eliot (teacher in Santa Monica) is the influential yoga teacher featured
Includes a Nutrition plan and program Calendar

Enter *HERE* for a chance to win!

Have you checked out Ellie's new September "Down To Earth" Collection? I have to admit, this is one of my top favorites out of their entire collection. Very yoga inspired pieces that gives off this calming vibe from the style and color choices. I will be reviewing my September picks on a new post very soon! Till then, check out the collection and here's a 20% off coupon code for my loyal readers.

As a Fit Fashionista Club (FFC) member you can select any 2 Ellie items every month from our collections for $49.95*! With my 20% off coupon code, you'll be paying only $39.96. What a steal! So what are you waiting for? Go go go!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cherry Culture 40% off EVERYTHING SALE!

Cherry is offering 40% off on everything in store!
(This includes *SALE* items as well)
Perfect time to stock up on your favorites and pick out some new things while you're at it.

*Sale period is from 9/24 - 9/30
*Promo Code: FBI2013

Here is a list of my top favorites from this website!

Jordana Twist & Shine moisturizing balm stain - $2.99

NYX HD Concealer Magic Wand - $5.50

LA Girl Pro Concealer - $5.00

I have been really enjoying my Jordana balm stains! They are the exact dupes for the Revlon balm stains and way cheaper! Also been dying to try those new LA Girl Pro Concealers. All I've heard was fabulous reviews on those and lord knows how much I love a great concealer. keke so what's on your wishlist?

WISHTREND website renewal announcement!

If you haven't noticed by the photo above, has revamped their website once again. You will now be able to view more options to make your shopping experience easier and more convenient. There are two new tabs "New Arrivals" & "Best Seller", so that you'll be able to spot hot items in an instant!

Wishtrend offers you a wide variety of the latest beauty trends in Korea. Some of the brands include: Skin79, RojuKiss, Klairs, Skin&Lab, L Cret, ElishaCoy, Caolion, Ciracle, MUSTAEV, and tons more. You can find skincare products to makeup, fragrance, makeup brushes and even products for men. They also ship internationally so anyone from all around the world will have access to these beauty goodies!

"Beauty Steal is exclusive offer composed of discount cosmetics at a time."
We bring you to our best selling items at unreasonable discounted price."

WISH BOX is a special box filled with variety of beauty goods. Most are full sized items and some are deluxe samples or individuals. You will pay a huge discounted rate by purchasing this while supplies last. Great way to try multiple items and brands all at once. Also makes a great gift item to your loved ones!

Go ahead and browse through the renewed website! You will not be disappointed. :)


Find them on these social media links below:



Friday, September 20, 2013

Too Faced FREE SHIPPING this weekend!

*FREE SHIPPING* (no min) all weekend through this Sunday 9/22/13 11:59pm (PST)



What to buy? Here are some ideas...


What's on your wishlist from Too Faced?
I am loving their "La Creme" Lip Creams and their Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.


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