November 28, 2012

Sally Hansen: Strobe Light

With the Holidays being just around the corner, this glittery nail polish called Strobe Light by Sally Hansen is perfect to glam up any look. I am a sucker for anything rose gold, and it was my first time coming across a rose gold nail polish... I must admit I am in love!

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The 'Not Quite There Yet' Link Up

I have the joy of co-hosting this awesome link up! Thanks again Dalayna for letting me co-host! :) Here we go:
Welcome back to the brand new link up 
Not Quite There Yet!
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November 26, 2012

First Impression: Burt's Bees Brand

I recently ran out of lip balm so when I saw the Honey lip balm by Burt's Bees on clearance at Zellers, I just had to try it! This is my first time testing the brand out, and I must say I am seriously loving this product! It is ultra hydrating, smells yummy, and most importantly doesn't contain petroleum. You want to avoid products containing petrochemicals when it comes to lip care because although petroleum hydrates the skin temporarily, it really dries your lips out quickly after it has been absorbed by the skin. The entire Burt's Bees line is made of 100% natural ingredients (see the last picture for the full list of ingredients in their honey lip balm). Personally, I noticed a big difference after switching to their lip balm, and am really excited to try out more of their products!

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November 23, 2012

Amazing Drugstore Highlighters!

I cannot stop raving enough about these highlighters! Not only are they dirt cheap, but they provide the most beautiful, natural-looking glow to your skin. Although they are both marketed as bronzers, they are best used as highlighters, even for those of you with pale skin (like me!). The first highlighter is the Reserve Your Cabana ColorIcon Bronzer and it is by Wet n Wild. I really love this one, it has a hint of shimmer but nothing too over the top for day-to-day wear. It applies nice and smoothly and it lasts for ages since the pan is so huge. The fact that it has an SPF of 15 is also a plus!

The second highlighter is the Tiki So Baked Bronzer by Hard Candy. This one is pretty popular in the makeup world, and I have to agree it is pretty awesome! Tiki I would say it a little more shimmery then Reserve Your Cabana, but once again it is pretty subtle when applied with a brush. Applied wet however, such as with a beauty blender or a dampened brush, it gives you an even more intense sun-goddess glow, which is perfect for that 'night on the town' look.

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November 19, 2012

Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic: A Review

If you are in the market for an all-natural face mask, Lush definitely has some great options in their Fresh Face Mask line. I tried their Catastrophe Cosmetic mask, and I absolutely loved it! It is made of blueberries, chamomile, almond oil, orange peel oil, and a few other ingredients that your skin will love (see image below for the full list of ingredients). You simply leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and let it do its magic. Once dry, it becomes clay-like on your skin, but unlike many masks, Catastrophe Cosmetic is super easy to remove with warm water, and feels super refreshing since it is applied cold.  As it is made fresh and without preservatives, it must be kept refrigerated and must be used within 2 weeks of purchase. I highly recommend this product...your skin will thank you! :)

You can see the blueberry chunks! :)
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November 13, 2012

Butter London: British Racing Green

I got this polish as part of the very first giveaway I won by the beautiful Alexandra from 21standserendipity. This is the perfect color for fall with the turning leaves and for winter with Christmas being just around the corner. This deep green called 'British Racing Green' by Butter London has a great consistency, and after only 2 coats my nails were full opaque. I also noticed that the polish lasts longer on my nails even without a clear top coat. This is my first Butter London polish, and I absolutely love it! :)

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November 8, 2012

Brightside Beauty Blog Hop

Hello ladies! I was graciously invited by the lovely Kristin to co-host the Brightside Beauty Blog Hop this weekend! Join in on the opportunity to discover great blogs while also increasing your blogging nest! Be part of the fun and link up! :)


Happy Friday Bloggers!  The weekend is here! Come link up to my Brightside Beauty Blog Hop for a chance to gain new followers and find amazing new reads. Linky list will be open now until this Sunday night 11:59 pm, Ohio time. There are only a few guidelines , so read, follow, and let the fun begin.  Don't forget to come back every Friday to join the blog hop and enter future giveaways :)  The blog this weekend with the most views will win a co-host spot on next weekend's hop so get your network on :)
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November 5, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

I am so flattered to have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by the stunning Nikki from Heaven Has Cupcakes! She is seriously so sweet and literally has made my day and blogging life! :)



For those of you who don't know what the Liebster Blog Award is, it's basically a nomination from someone who loves your blog and wants to show it some love. The blogs that can be nominated for this award are seen as being the up-and-coming blogs and they must have less than 200 subscribers.
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