Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Birchbox- December

I am s0o0o LOVING this Birchbox. I received my second box last week and it was like an early Christmas present!

How cute are these little snow decorations? It made me feel so festive!

A list of what was included and prices. Included in this box was:

Blow-Heat is On Protective Mist- Full size Cost: $18
Jouer- Lumizing Moisture Tint Tinted Moisturizer- Full Size Cost: $38
Serge Lutens- L'Eau Perfume- Full Size Cost: $105
Stila Lip Glaz in Kitten Gloss- Full Size Cost: $22

So far I've only used the Protective Mist and Lip Glaze, but they are both LOVE. This is the perfect holiday gift for the beauty afficionado in your life. I really love having this special little gift every month!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Review and Tips and Tricks- Vaseline

I love Vaseline's Petroleum Jelly. So when I was contacted a few months ago to do a review of two of their products I jumped at the chance. I was sent two containers of Vaseline: one regular and one cocoa butter. To say that the Cocoa Butter is love, isn't putting it lightly lol. I LOOOVE this stuff.

There isn't much to review in terms of the product. I have super sensitive skin and use these products really all over and have never had a problem with them clogging my pores or breaking out my skin. These products serve a multitude or purposes and if you have super dry skin the Cocoa Butter version is right up your alley.

My favorite uses for Vaseline's Petroleum Jelly:

-Lip moisturizer
-Slather it on your feet with a pair of socks
-Use on super dry elbows and knees
-Rub lightly on eyelashes to condition lashes
-Use as an eye gloss
-Mix in a cracked eye shadow or blush to make a colored lip gloss
-Use around your cuticles
-Apply on a super thin layer on your wrist and spray your fragrance on helps it stay longer!
-Use around your hairline , ears and neck to prevent staining while dying your hair
-Tame eyebrows

I'm sure there are TONS of other uses for Vaseline. I looked up quite a few, but I didn't want to suggest any ideas that I haven't used myself. If you have any fab uses for Vaseline, comment below!

FTC: These products were sent to me by Vaseline. My opinions are my own and I have affiliation with Vaseline. I wasn't paid for this post.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Outlet Haul

Last week I went to the Woodbury Commons with my mom. The Woodbury Commons are an outlet center located in Upstate New York. They are about 45 minutes from me. They have a lot of high end designer stores mixed in with some stores that I can actually afford. I found a few Christmas presents there, but also had to spoil myself a bit. I just HAD to share these deals with you lovelies!

Kate Spade

Ok, ready for the price breakdown?
Outlet price: $145
40% off + an additional 50% off+ a 15% coupon from the website= $38!!!!

I got this adorable little baby for only $38. It is the PERFECT going out purse and I am completely obsessed with the polka dot lining.

DKNY Jeans

I don't know if this sale was just at the Woodbury Commons location or what, but the ENTIRE store was 75% off! I guess they are closing because there were no returns or exchanges allowed.

Wing Tee

This is a trapeze style t-shirt and isn't something I would normally like, but it's wide enough to slouch off the shoulder, so I kinda dig it.
Final price: $2.50!!!!!!

Embellished Neck Tee

I really love the pretty detailing on the neckline of this shirt. It's like a fancy neckline but a super casual material.
Final price: $9.75


These are my first pair of jeggings and they aren't your typical jeggings. They are really just super tight and stretchy jeans. They make my legs look super skinny which I love, BUT the very first day I wore them the fucking fly broke! Luckily they are tight enough to fit with out the fly, but I'm still pretty pissed.
Final price: $15

All in all, a fab day of shopping lol.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What I'm Loving Right Now

Ok, so I am ALWAYS so late with posting monthly faves, so from now on I will just randomly do posts of products or items that I'm currently loving.

1) Curling my hair- With out all the humidity in the air, my hair really holds a curl well. So I have been using my 1 inch hot tools curling iron very frequently.

2) Hope in a Jar by Philosophy Moisturizer- This moisturizer came with my Clarisonic. I reallllly like it. My skin gets SUPER dry in the winter, especially around my nose. This has kept the flakes at bay so far this fall. I only use it as a night cream because it is a bit on the thick side and takes a while to sink into the skin.

3) Pop of color earrings- I bought these earrings at and I really love them. I have a few earrings that provide a pop of color near my face, but these are my fave. In the winter my skin can look so dull, so this just helps brighten them up. I also have those eyes that range from blue to green depending on what I wear, and these babies definitely bring out the blue.

4) Cargo Bronzer in Medium- I received this in my November Birchbox and I ADORE it. It really brightens up my pale winter skin and blends beautifully. I think this color would work for someone as pale as me up to a medium skin tone.

5) Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie Scent- I ADOOOOOOOOOOOOORE this scent lol. I have the candles, the lip balm, the car scents. I mean the WORKS! Nothing says Christmas to me like this scent.

6) Olay Tone Enhancing Ribbons Body Wash- This stuff is really great and moisturizing. It's perfect for the winter months and in a pinch works as a shaving cream. The scent is very soft and slightly vanilla-y. It leaves the skin feeling super soft.

What are the products that you are currently adoring?

FTC Disclosure

All products are purchased by me unless noted otherwise. If a product is supplied for review, this does not affect my opinion. My opinions can not be bought.
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