January 28, 2015

Mood Board: Super Bowl Sunday

 

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching, and there's something in the air in the city of Boston. Seeing the Red Sox win the World Series my freshman year was something I had never experienced before & we're hoping for a big Patriots win this year! Even though I'm Philly born and raised and the Eagles will always have a place in my heart, there's something exciting about being in a city on the verge of a big win! Here are a few unique options for you to show your pride.

January 26, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Award's 2015: Best Dressed

Julia Roberts, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie for her role in The Normal Heart wore a black Givenchy jumpsuit and Tiffany & Co. jewelry for her walk on the red carpet. Roberts lost to Frances McDormand for her role in Olive Kitteridge.

Lupita Nyong'o looked stunning in a long-sleeve Elie Saab gown, Sophia Webster shoes and Fred Leighton jewels. 

Claire Danes, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series lost gracefully to Viola Davis, who won for her work in How to Get Away with Murder. Danes wore a hunter green Marc Jacobs dress, Christian Louboutin shoes and Norman Silverman Diamonds jewelery.

Felicity Jones was pretty in a pale pink Balenciaga dress, Van Cleef + Arpels jewelry and Jimmy Choo shoes. Jones was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her role in The Theory of Everything but lost to Julianne Moore for her role in Still Alice.

January 25, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of January 25th

Gilt:
  • Beauty Gifts: Sets & Fragrances (Sale begins 9pm ET 1/25)
  • Sisley Skincare (Sale begins Noon ET 1/27)
  • Skincare Solutions (Sale begins Noon ET 1/29)

HauteLook:
  • High Tech Cosmetics, Miracle Skin Transformer (Sales begin 8am PT 1/25)
  • #ManiMonday: Red Carpet Manicure, Silk'n Hair Removal, Studio Gear Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 1/26)
  • Jouer Cosmetics, Macadamia Natural Oil Haircare (Sales begin 8am PT 1/27)
  • NuFACE Facial Toning Device, SPAfrica Skincare, Tarina Tarantino Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 1/28)
  • Crown Brush, DermaHeal (Sales begin 8am PT 1/29)
  • Chaacoca Moroccan Argan Oil, Stila (Sales begin 8am PT 1/30)
  • Donna Bella 24K & Caviar Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 1/31)

  • Head-to-Toe Beauty (Sale begins 8:30am ET 1/25)
  • Designer Fragrances Feat. Dolce & Gabbana (Sale begins 8:30am ET 1/26)
  • $29 & Up: Skincare Favorites, For Valentine's Day: Beauty Gifts (Sale begins 8:30am ET 1/27)

  • L'OCCITANE Fragrance & Skincare (Sale begins 11am ET 1/25)
  • Estee Lauder (Sale begins 3pm ET 1/27)
  • Clarisonic & More for Your At-Home Spa Day (Sale begins 11am ET 1/29)

January 23, 2015

Review: Proactiv+ 60 Days Check-In

It's been just about 2 months since I began using the Proactiv+ line, checking in at the 60 day mark for a little update!


Before Proactiv+

I am still seeing a lot of the same results and less of the problems I noted in my 30 day check-in.. The biggest improvement I have noticed lately has been the reduced redness of my skin at night after washing my face which is a big plus. My skin is overall looking fresher and more awake at all hours of the day. Thankfully, the dryness around my mouth is almost totally diminished and if I ever feel it coming back on, applying more of the Complexion Perfecting Moisturizer does the trick to clear up any dry spots.

60 days in

Overall, I really love the results this line has given me. While I can't see myself re-purchasing the line after I use everything up, this definitely worked at clearing up what I hope to be the last of any skin problems I experience as my teens come to an end.

January 21, 2015

Brand Spotlight: Vince Camuto

Today, the fashion world lost another great icon, famed women's designer Vince Camuto who passed away at the age of 78. Co-founder of Nine West and founder of his namesake shoe brand Vince Camuto, Camuto also collaborated with designers such as Max Azria of BCBG and Tory Burch (p.s. he helped design the Reva flat) in his nearly 40-year career in the fashion industry.

image credit: shoppingblog.dallasnews.com

January 19, 2015

Review: Hum Nutrition Cleanse To The Rescue

Just in time for your New Years Resolutions comes Cleanse To The Rescue by Hum Nutrition. Available in either a 3-Day Jump Start Cleanse ($12) or 21 Day Cleanse ($42) this is just what you need to get 2015 started on the right foot.

Each packet contains 2 Daily Cleanse capsules and 2 Flatter Me capsules and the kit contains a 16-page guide to everything you need to know while on the cleanse including getting started and foods to eat plus foods to stay away from. Daily Cleanse contains a unique combination of detox herbs to help remove toxins from the skin and body, including your bowels, liver, kidneys, lungs, and lymphatic system. Flatter Me contains a blend of 18 enzymes that support all major phases of nutrient digestion and is formulated to optimize carbs, fiber, protein and fats breakdown while helping relieve bloating, indigestion, and help with overall nutrient absorption. Take one Flatter Me capsule before each of your two main meals and take one Daily Cleanse capsule throughout the day without food.

I had never done any sort of cleanse before trying this out, so I was skeptical to say the least. The results really shocked me. I feel lighter and fitter since finishing the cleanse and much less bloated. I set reminders on my phone throughout the day to take my pill and carried them with me everywhere in a little container since the packets aren't re-sealable. Since my weight fluctuates often within a few pounds, it's hard to tell if I actually lost weight during this 21-day cleanse, but I definitely felt lighter and lighter as the days went on. Overall, I'd definitely give this a shot if you're new to cleansing

I was sent these for consideration from HUM Nutrition but am not being influenced by any opinions but my own.