February 27, 2014

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: February 2014

The Man by Aloe Blacc: Ever since I heard this at the end of January in some beats by dr. dre commercials, I've been hooked. It's a great song to listen to before working out for some last minute motivation.

Secret Outlast Unscented Deodorant: Recently my deodorant just hasn't been doing it for me so I turned back to this old faithful by Secret. It gives you odor protection and fights sweat and lasts all day!

Maybelline Volum'Express The Rocket Mascara: I was in need of a new mascara and heard great reviews about this. It does a great job of coating my lashes without leaving them clumpy. The only downside is that it does leave your lashes wet for a few minutes so sometimes it does get mascara marks on my eyeshadow. 

Plus White Xtra Whitening Toothpaste: After seeing a youtube rave about their whitening system and I couldn't find it, I decided to try out the toothpaste and I couldn't be happier. I have seen a noticeable difference in the past 2 weeks with the whiteness of my teeth, especially in the back where whitestrips don't reach.

Vaseline Original (℅): I grew up with Vaseline always being in my medicine cabinet, but as a young adult, I never bought it for myself. I received this in a box from TotalBeauty sponsored by Vaseline and I have forgotten about how great this is on dry lips, elbows, knees, and more.

Stila Kitten Eyeshadow: I never gave into the hype of this shadow because how many shimmery nude shadows does one person need? I got this in a 500 point perk from Sephora and I'm so glad I chose that Stila package! It's perfect on mornings when I'm running late and with 8am classes 4 days a week, I need to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. 

Girl Scout Cookies: It's Girl Scout Cookie Season! Thanks to my mom for sending me a few boxes for my birthday and Valentine's Day! Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs are my favorites!

February 23, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of February 23rd

  • Thairapy365 (Sale begins Noon ET 2/25)
  • Beauty Basics: Up to 75% Off (Sale begins Noon ET 2/26)
  • Glo Science Teeth Whitening (Sale begins Noon ET 2/27)

  • NuMe Hair Tools, RejuveMist Ionic Facial Steamer, Whitening Lightning (Sale begins 8am PT 2/23)
  • AROMACHOLOGY, skyn ICELAND (Sale begins 8am PT 2/24)
  • Sephora by OPI (Sale begins 8am PT 2/25)
  • California Tan, Gutz Gray Haircare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/26)
  • Crown Brush, Embryolisse Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/27)
  • Donna Bella Caviar Skincare, Rodial Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/28)
  • Beauty Bag Blowout, gelliebeans Gel Nails (Sale begins 8am PT 2/29)

  • Bulgari (Sale begins 9am PT 2/23)
  • 29 Cosmetics (Sale begins 9am PT 2/24)
  • Goldfaden Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 2/25)
  • Dermedicine (Sale begins 9am PT 2/26)
  • Lotus Cosmetics: All-Natural Makeup (Sale begins 9am PT 2/27)
  • Flawless Face: Lipstick, Blush & More, Kevyn Aucoin (Sale begins 9am PT 2/28)

February 16, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of February 16th

  • Skincare Must-Haves Feat. Decleor (Sale begins Noon ET 2/17)
  • Mario Badescu (Sale begins Noon ET 2/20)
  • Paula Dorf (Sale begins Noon ET 2/21)

  • Dermatouch (Sale begins 8am PT 2/16)
  • Freeze 24-7, LORAC (Sale begins 8am PT 2/17)
  • Designer Men's Fragrance, Philip B. Haircare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/18)
  • BH Cosmetics, ISO Beauty Hair Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 2/19)
  • Kiehl's Since 1851 (Sale begins 1pm PT 2/19)
  • Belletto Studio Airbrush Makeup, Designer Women's Fragrances (Sale begins 8am PT 2/20)
  • Billion Dollar Brows, Elizabeth Grant Skincare & Cosmetics, Eve Pearl (Sale begins 8am PT 2/21)
  • Skinn Cosmetics, Tweezerman (Sale begins 8am PT 2/22)

  • Makeup Essentials Feat. Kevyn Aucoin (Sale begins 9am PT 2/16)
  • Me! Bath (Sale begins 9am PT 2/17)
  • Avani (Sale begins 9am PT 2/18)
  • Favorite Fragrances For Women (Sale begins 9am PT 2/19)
  • All About Hair: Tools, Shampoos & More (Sale begins 9am PT 2/21)

February 15, 2014

Link Love: February 9-15

Homemade Lobster Ravioli [Laura in the Kitchen]

6 Female Designers Who are Changing the Future of Fashion [Girls of the Beauty Department]

Beyond "Male" and "Female": Facebook Now Allows More Inclusive Options For Gender Identity [The Frisky]

Federal Government To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage In Every State [College Candy]

The Great Debate: Leggings as Pants [Style Bistro]

What's Wrong With A Braless Kendall Jenner? [Refinery29]

February 13, 2014

Outfit: 19th Birthday

H&M Dress // Forever 21 Belt // Joe Fresh Tights // Audrey Brooke Boots // Alex and Ani Bracelet // Marc by Marc Jacobs Earrings // Deborah Lippmann 'Happy Birthday' Nail Polish

Monday was my 19th birthday, and my first one away from home. It was a pretty relaxed day since I had to go to class and do some homework, but overall a good day.

Has 13 years changed much?

The whiteboard on my door that my roommates made!

February 11, 2014

What to Wear Where: Valentine's Day

Need some last minute outfit inspiration for Valentine's Day? Whether you are going out on a date with a special someone or grabbing a drink and sharing laughs with your friends, everyone around you will be feeling the love

images via 123456

February 9, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of February 9th

  • Luxe Hair Products: Up to 60% Off (Sale begins Noon ET 2/12)
  • Butter London (Sale begins Noon ET 2/14)
  • La Roche-Posay (Sale begins Noon ET 2/15)

  • Hairdo Hair Extensions, Swissco (Sale begins 8am PT 2/9)
  • Hair Tools Blowout, StriVectin Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/10)
  • Bioelements Skincare, Fusion Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 2/11)
  • Amir Argan Oil, Dermovia Anti-Aging Systems (Sale begins 8am PT 2/12)
  • Brush On Block Sunscreen, Neo Hair Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 2/13)
  • Alice & Peter Fragrances, C.Booth Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/14)
  • ClariSEA Skincare, Gellaka Gel Nails, Liquid Keratin (Sale begins 8am PT 2/15)

  • Top Skincare Picks Feat. Dermedicine (Sale begins 9am PT 2/10)
  • Gorgeous Skin: Hydroxatone & More, Panier Des Sens (Sale begins 9am PT 2/12)
  • Youth Dew: Anti-Aging Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 2/14)
  • Designer Scents: European Edition (Sale begins 9am PT 2/15)

February 7, 2014

UberXtra Credit Promotion

UberX is currently hosting a competition for specific Colleges/Universities in Boston, DC, and Atlanta to win #uberXtracredit through Tuesday, February 11 for one school to win a FREE week of uberX- for everyone!
The winning school must reach 1,500 new sign ups using your school's unique promo code. Every new user will receive $20 off their first Uber ride (not valid on taxi services). If you are already an Uber user, the more you share the opportunity with friends on campus, the closer you are to winning your entire school a FREE week of uberX!

Track your schools progress by clicking on the promo codes! Good luck.

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February 5, 2014

Review: Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream ($11.99 for 7.5 oz.) is the latest innovation in the BB Cream craze sweeping the beauty community, which claims to "deliver flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days."

The product is available (like many Jergens products) in different shades for varying skin tones. If you are familiar with their uber-popular Natural Glow line, you will recognize it's scent that can only be described as 'Jergens.'

So, let's go over what the BB Cream claims versus what I saw it do to my skin.

1. Hydrate: My favorite place to use this was on my arms and chest after showering, and even after letting it sink in for a little bit, I couldn't see much of a difference in how soft my skin felt. The instructions recommend waiting a few minutes before putting clothes on, and even with doing that it never felt like it truly sunk into my skin.

2. Illuminate: I could tell that there was the slightest shimmer in the product that did make my skin look a little more glowy.

3. Even: Typically, I don't have very much redness on my skin, but any that I did have was diminished slightly.

4. Firm: My skin didn't appear more firm, but it did make my arms look a little more streamlined.

5. Correct: I think that imperfections were blurred, but it's only a cosmetic look, once you shower, the look goes away.

So, all in all I think that this could be a good addition to your beauty stash, but it's not very necessary since it only covers up your skin, not fixes anything.

February 3, 2014

Products I've Used Up #2

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel: Hands down my favorite moisturizer of all time, but I won't be re-purchasing. One of my goals for the year is to spend less and save more all around, so for now I'm using the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer because many have said they're comparable.

Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray: I love the smell of this light heat-protectant spray and the fact that it's so cheap, I can always find it on sale!

Nature's Bounty Fish Oil: Kind of random to include, but these are a part of my everyday routine because I've been taking fish oil for a few years now.

DDF Brightening Cleanser: This is my favorite cleanser of all time and just like my last product, I got a sample of in my Birchbox and then purchased in the full size.

ABSOLUTE! Makeup Cleansing Tissues: These weren't too good, but considering I bought them (a pack of 60) for $4.99 at Marshalls I'm not too surprised they weren't very efficient.

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder: I use this every single day to set my makeup and it really creates a flawless finish on my skin.

Pantene Moisture Renewal Conditioner: For me, conditioner doesn't matter too much, because I really think it's what you use on your hair after you shower that matters.

Bath & Body Works PocketBac Hand Sanitizer: Like I've said before, these are a staple and I always have to have them on hand.

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream: This is a big part of my everyday makeup routine because I use it as a foundation because it's lighter and gives almost exactly the same amount of coverage.

Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face & Body: I got this in a Birchbox a while back so I'm not sure how it took me this long to use it up, but I'm so glad I finally did. It felt great on my skin but I'm alway suspicious about the actual benefits masks give my skin.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara: This wasn't too great, I received it in a Birchbox, and honestly, it seemed to be dried out from the very beginning. It didn't make a huge difference on my top lashes, but when used on my bottom lashes it did a relatively nice job of coating them.

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum: These were being handed out at the beginning of last semester at my school bookstore, and I thought why not give it a try? It smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling soft, but I still have a lot of my coveted L'Anza Oil left, so I may or may not purchase this once that runs out.

Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash: This is my go to body wash because it doesn't irritate my skin and I can really feel it moisturizing my skin versus something that's overly-scented.

L'Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream: This is hands down the best hand cream I've ever used, and I am sand to see it go! I got a Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream over the holidays, so let's see if that's comparable to these.

Ketancolanzole Shampoo Prescription: Like I said before, I have to use this prescription shampoo, and as much as it sucks, my hair is always clean.

February 2, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of February 2nd

  • Designer Fragrances Feat. Versace (Sale begins Noon ET 2/5)

  • Jose Eber Hair Tools, Orly Smart Gels, Vivo Per Lei Diamond Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/2)
  • Nature's Shea Butter, Riiviva Microdermabrasion Device (Sale begins 8am PT 2/3)
  • BRAD Biophotonic Skincare, Luminess Air (Sale begins 8am PT 2/4)
  • Pixi & POP Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 2/5)
  • TanTowel, Vita K Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/6)
  • La Fresh (Sale begins 8am PT 2/7)
  • Jeffrey James Organic Skincare, nailuv Gel Nails (Sale begins 8am PT 2/8)

  • Date Night: Beauty Essentials (Sale begins 4pm PT 2/2)
  • Bathing Beauty: Scrubs Soaps & More, Hot Picks: Hair & Skincare Tools (Sale begins 9am PT 2/4)
  • Gifts To Love: Designer Fragrance (Sale begins 4pm PT 2/5)
  • Lids & Lashes: Top Eyecare Picks (Sale begins 9am PT 2/7)

February 1, 2014

Link Love: January 26-February 1

3 Quick & Easy Date Night Hairstyles! [missglamorazzi]

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About: Getting a Facial [Beauty High]

Allure Investigates: The Beverly Hills Face-Lift Suicide [Allure Daily Beauty Reporter]

American Apparel Ad Starring 62-Year-Old Lingerie Model Proves 'Sexy Has No Expiration Date' [Huff Post Style]

BBC Bans Red Lipstick From Children's TV To Stop Presenters From Looking 'Too Sexy' [Mirror UK]

Why Rachel Zoe Canceled Her New York Fashion Week Show [StyleCaster]