Monday, November 24

don't you worry ABOUT A THING

I'm Hi everyone! I wanted to show you my new diary/planner for the coming 2015 year. 
I'm not exactly a girly type of gal, but I just couldn't resist this cuteness when I came across it. I believe the name of the company that makes these is PonyBrown. It's soft-of a combo between a diary and planner which is why I love this thing. It also comes with a clear cover to protect it. 
It it includes a yearly at-a-glance planner to jot down things. So far I've only added some holidays, but will definitely add birthdays later. 
Best of all its undated! You can start it whenever you want. I've decided to wait and start until the new year.This is the monthly view, good for adding special dates, appointments, and major events you want to remember.
And here is the weekly view. This is where the 'diary' part comes in. It's where I plan on elaborating more on appointment dates, maybe add to-do's, and write a small diary entry of that day. I'm the type of person that likes to write on a diary but likes to keep it short. I will also be decorating it with cute washi tape...
...and stickers! How cute are these!? These stickers were included as well. I'm afraid I'll use them all up before next year is over. Sticker shopping is definitely next on my to-do list.

Have a lovely day! 

Tuesday, April 9

Not Your Mother's® Beach Babe™ Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Via Walmart

Lately, I've been trying out Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Spray. What I really like about this Beach Babe is that it allows me to add texture to my hair without the use of heat. But just to let you know, if you're going to spray your hair like crazy, just in case I would sure you use a good hair moisturizer or conditioner beforehand especially if you have dry hair. If your hair tends to be on the oily side like mine you should be ok. Other than that, it smells beachy and worked for me.

However, I do have one complaint. I did a preliminary report on EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database and unfortunately it scored a five. I tend to only use items with a score of two or less. One big factor for this score is the fragrance since it is not known whether natural or synthetic ingredients are used for the fragrance part if the product. Depending on this, the score could in reality be lower, but idk. There are also a few ingredients that I think could be omitted from the product.

Bonus: For those who are concerned about animal testing - Not Your Mother's claims that it does not test on animal and that they ..."do not claim this statement on our packing though, because we are currently in the process of registering for all legal and official certifications and logos to go on the packaging and in our company literature." This is definitely an added bonus.

Do I recommend it? Yes if you don't give a care about ingredients and what not. And sure I guess, if you are ok with a Skin Deep score of five which is in the average zone.

Product received complimentary for testing & review purposes from Influenster.



Saturday, March 16

Valentino Fall 2013

Via: Vogue

I will never look at a china plate the same. This inspired dress is simply gorgeous.


Saturday, February 23

Organic Beauty

These past couple of months I have been slowly migrating to the use of natural products. It's just something that I simply decided one day. Honestly, I didn't care that my beauty products contained parabens and all that other junk, I just didn't. Well, after some research I was surprised to find that certain ingredients such as oxybenzone are banned in certain countries. In case you are wondering, oxybenzone is used in many sunscreens as the main ingredient, however not that many people know that is was labeled as the most powerful free radical generator know to man. A free radical that speeds up the aging process. Thanks but no thanks.

I know I might not be able to completely go paraben free, but I am doing what I can. I also know that products labeled as 'natural' or 'organic' aren't always as they claim to be. What I have noticed from switching a few products here and there is that my skin looks healthier to the point were I can bare it all and not be self conscious about it. I have made it my choice to used to safe organic beauty products, and to be honest it wasn't easy at first but it's definitely worth it.



Sunday, February 17

Tuesday, November 20

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

I thought Influenster was extremely generous when I received a Voxbox in the mailed that contained a full sized Crest 3D Whitestrips with AdvancedSEAL. Oh man! So far I am loving the results! It promises to give you full results in 20 days.

As someone who's used whitening strips in the past I am unable to use them full on for 20 consecutive days because of the sensitivity I get. Sensitivity in the teeth is completely normal when using whitening kits and sometimes worth it for faster results. But what's a girl to do? Use them non stop for 20 days and be tortured when the simple act of biting - say, a cookie makes you stop dead in your tracks? I think I'll pass. So instead I have been using these once a week. Yes once. So far so good and no sensitivity. These strips are worth it, especially if you're a poor gal like me.

Can't wait to rock pearly whites at their max!

Because If You're Not Whitening, You're Yellowing.


Product received complimentary for testing & review purposes from Influenster.



Wednesday, August 29

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration

So I received a sample of Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 in my Summer Beauty Voxbox from Influenster. The first thing I looked for was if it was a broad spectrum sunscreen and indeed it is. Second, it's not greasy/sticky AT ALL like most sunscreens are. It goes on smoothly like any other lotion and quite moisturizing as I could definitely feel a difference in my skin after using it. It has a tropical scent that it goes well layered with my tropical scented body sprays. Check out here:

So in the end.
- Cute bottle.
- Moisturizing & lightweight formula.
- Great tropical scent.
- Broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF.
- Available in SPF 15, 30, & 50.
- Great for everyday use.
- Good for when layering scents as it compliments tropically scented body sprays.

Contains oxybenzone (hence the rating of 5 on the Skin Deep website) - so I am a little eerie about applying it to my face.

Product received complimentary for testing & review purposes from Influenster.