September 29, 2014

Envious Events: The Shopping Block at South Shore Plaza

This past Friday I attended The Shopping Block, hosted by Refinery29 + Simon Mall at South Shore Plaza in Braintree, MA.

At the event, there was lots to do including a photo booth, makeovers with makeup artists from bareMinerals and Estée Lauder, a tote bag decorating station, and mini pop-up local designer shops.

I decorated my tote simply before getting my makeup done with Crisel, an artist from bareMinerals who was so sweet! I love the dewy look she achieved from the bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation and bold matte red lips after using the  Marvelous Moxie 'Amped' Lip Liner.

Zara Top // Old Navy Jeggings // Audrey Brooke Booties // Rebecca Minkoff Bag

Overall, a great event! I wish there had maybe been a blogger incentive, but I had never been to South Shore Plaza before and it was a good getaway from the city.

September 28, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of September 28th

  • ANSR Sole Callus Remover, Designer Men's Fragrances (Sales begin 8am PT 9/28)
  • #ManiMonday: Orly Smart Gels, Alterna Haircare, Stila (Sales begin 8am PT 9/29)
  • skyn ICELAND, RapidLash, T3 (Sales begin 8am PT 9/30)
  • Belletto Studio Airbrush Makeup, Chiara Dead Sea Cosmetics Skincare, Hanae Mori Parfums (Sales begin 8am PT 10/1)
  • KORRES (Sale begins 8am PT 10/2)

  • Clarins (Sale begins 9am PT 9/29)
  • Bulgari Fragrances (Sale begins 9am PT 9/30)

  • Definitions Skincare (Sale begins 11am ET 9/28)
  • CHI Hair Tools & Products (Sale begins 11am ET 9/29)

September 27, 2014

Link Love: September 21-27

September Empties 2014- Products I've Used Up [Allison Anderson]

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Marscapone [Top With Cinnamon]

Eight Ways You're Dressing Like A Friends Star [ASOS]

She for She [Cupcakes & Cashmere]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I'm Not Going Anywhere [ELLE]

What These Women Love About Themselves Will Inspire You [Huff Post Style]

September 26, 2014

Sponsored: Ame & Lulu Accessories

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Ame & Lulu. I received product samples to facilitate my review.

Ame & Lulu was founded in 2003 by avid golfer Amye Kurson who hated the boring look of traditional active wear accessories. The Ame & Lulu collection offers classic & colorful active lifestyle accessories made with quality materials that embrace any feminine active lifestyle.

Joe Fresh T-Shirt // Lululemon Leggings // Nike Sneakers

Pink and navy is hands down my favorite color combination, so of course I had chose the pattern Sugar for my Easy Tote ($68), Essentials Insert ($25), and Key Pouch ($14). In addition to Sugar, Ame & Lulu Accessories are available in 6 other adorable patterns. All of their items are customizable for corporate gifts, and many can be monogrammed for an additional cost.

I recently started a new job at a spa and fitness studio and am being exposed to new workout classes and techniques and have been getting more into activewear! I've been bringing the Easy Tote with me a lot to work with everything I need inside, including my Essentials Insert for all my essentials (duh!) and Key Pouch to hold all my cards.

All three of these items transition easily into college life as well! With a full day of classes, I have to carry quite a lot of things with me and the Easy Tote is big enough to fit everything I need for a long day of classes. The Essentials Insert has been in any large bag I've been carrying lately because it fits all the extra little things I need to carry with me. Same goes for the Key Pouch which I've made my new wallet. It makes it super easy to pull out my Student ID or Charlie Card quickly compared to a traditional wallet.

Use coupon code love25 for 25% off at Ame & Lulu!

September 24, 2014

Build Your Basics: Lounge Wear

After my long Tuesday/Thursday class days, there is usually nothing I want to do more than change into some sweats and cozy up with some textbooks in my room.

September 22, 2014

Review: Living Proof PhD Collection

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Living Proof. I received product samples to facilitate my review.

Living Proof was founded by scientists in Cambridge, MA after discovering two proprietary ingredients  that had never been used in beauty products, and the rest is history. Today, you can find Living Proof in Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, and more. In October 2012, Jennifer Aniston joined Living Proof as co-owner and spokeswoman of the brand. 

The Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Collection by Living Proof includes a styling treatment, shampoo, and conditioner, all of which treat and style your hair to deliver smooth, voluminous, conditioned, strong, and polished results, all at once. The oil, sulfate, and silicone-free shampoo and conditioner are specially formulated to work together to keep hair cleaner to reduce the need to wash your hair as often.  The oil and silicone free styling treatment creates smooth, strong, conditioned, voluminous and polished hair as well, and it provides heat, UV, and static prevention!

I've got a few blogger events lined up for fall, including Boston Fashion Week, and I know that I will be using these products in my hair regime to prep for all the events.

Want to enter to win your own collection of PhD products? Click here, fill out your info, and 10 lucky winners will receive the full PhD collection!

Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment ($26 for 4 oz.): For someone who typically stays away from using creams in her hair, this has got to be my favorite of the PhD line so far. After applying to damp hair, I blow-dry my hair like normal and it definitely gives a noticeably smoother and more polished blowout versus using my regular hair oils.

Perfect Hair Day Shampoo ($24 for 8 oz.): I've definitely noticed a difference in the appearance of the roots of my hair which can sometimes look dry, but this provides the perfect amount of hydration and conditioning without making my hair look greasy or oily.

Perfect Hair Day Conditioner ($24 for 8 oz.): This leaves even my thick hair feeling light and conditioned after using it and smells great too! I think that this works really well with the shampoo to keep my hair from getting too weighed down and really does give my hair "perfect hair day" results.

Stay tuned later on for a review of the Restore Mask Treatment and Prime Style Extender.

September 21, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of September 21st

  • Dr. Hauschka (Sale begins 9pm ET 9/21)
  • The Beauty Boutique (Sale begins Noon ET 9/23)
  • Top Beauty Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 9/24)
  • Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics (Sale begins Noon ET 9/26)

  • Mirenesse Australia, NYC Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 9/21)
  • #ManiMonday: Sephora by OPI, Kevyn Aucoin, NuFACE Facial Toning Device (Sales begin 8am PT 9/22)
  • Boyfriend Fragrances By Kate Walsh, Chaacoca Moroccan Argan Oil, Mehron Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 9/23)
  • Embryolisse Skincare, Mally Beauty, Tweezerman (Sales begin 8am PT 9/24)
  • COACH Fragrances, Khuraira Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 9/25)
  • Bioelements Skincare, Crown Brush, TanTowel (Sales begin 8am PT 9/26)
  • Faces Beautiful Cosmetics, lifetherapy (Sales begin 8am PT 9/27)

  • Best of Beauty: Body & Bath, Best of Beauty: Cosmetics, Best of Beauty: Haircare, Best of Beauty: Shaving & Skincare, Best of Beauty: Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 9/25)

  • Christian Dior Beauty & Perfume (Sale begins 11am ET 9/24)