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 it..it 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

Jeggings




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 Eleventhgorgeous.com 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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