Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Target Summer Beauty Bag

Remember about a month ago when Target was giving away their Summer Beauty Bag?! Well guess what - IT'S FINALLY HERE! This is my first time ever getting one so I was super excited to see what was inside! This is what the bag looked like! I think it is SUPER cute!

And here is what was inside:

June Birchbox 2012

I just got my June Birchbox today! The theme was Jet Set. The card says "this month's box is devoted to products that will indulge your inner jetsetter, from hardy formulas that can last throughout a long-haul flight to imported finds that we've picked up on our global adventures."

Friday, June 8, 2012

Mario Badescu Skin Care Sample Review

As you all probably know, I'm obsessed with searching for free samples of beauty products on the internet. I came across this one about a month ago and filled out  a free consultation where they ask you all sorts of questions related to your skin. After they review it, they send you free samples of products that are specifically for your skin type. I received: 

Hyaluronic Moisturizer (SPF 15): Daily moisture and moderate sun protection for combination, dry skin. Hyaluronic Acid locks in skin's natural moisture and antioxidant Vitamin A based Peanut Oil nourishes the skin. Moderate Sun protection added for anti-aging benefits to keep skin looking young and healthy. Absorbent and non-greasy. (2oz. $22.00)
Orange Cleansing Soap: Orange Extract makes this gentle, cream cleanser mildly exfoliating and very refreshing. Non-oily, non-detergent formula is safe and effective for all skin types to remove make-up and build-up from the skin's surface without drying. (8oz. $12.00/16oz. $20.00)
Seaweed Night Cream: A non-greasy, oil-free night cream enriched with Seaweed, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to soften, hydrate and nourish the skin without clogging pores. It leaves the skin feeling soft and silky. (1oz. $20.00)
Kiwi Face Scrub: Made with real Kiwi seeds and soft bits of Seaweed to naturally slough away surface dullness and uncover softer, smoother skin. Kiwi Seeds gently buff away dull skin while natural AHA's breakdown dull build-up which help to prevent blackheads and improve overall texture. (4oz. $15.00)
Special Cucumber Lotion: Refreshing, disinfecting and deep cleaning astringent that is effective in drying up existing acne blemishes while preventing new eruptions. Sulfur and soothing Cucumber help to fight against oily build-up and bacteria that can cause acne. (8oz. $18.00/16oz. $26.00/32oz. $45.00)
Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream: This easily absorbed, non-greasy eye cream is made with a blend of Vegetable, Carnation and antioxidant Rose Hips Oil. Reduces the look of dry, tired eyes and helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles to keep the delicate eye area looking moist and youthful. (1/2oz. $18.00)
Flower & Tonic Mask: This is a combination purifying and calming mask for congested, bumpy, or slightly oily skin types. The Kaolin based formula absorbs dirt and oil from pores while the soothing botanical ingredient of Balsam Peru calms minor redness and irritation. (2oz. $18.00)

Willa Gentle Cleansing Lavender Facial Towelettes Review

I have a 10 month old son so it's hard for me to wash my face every single day like I would like to. I don't necessarily have acne prone skin, but I do have breakouts every once in a while. Facial towelettes make life just a tad bit easier for the moms and ladies out there who don't always have the time to wash their face. I've tried Neutrogena facial wipes and it left my face feeling greasy which is something that I can't stand.  

I recently purchased from a brand I just learned about named Willa. Their product inventory is small (not that it's a bad thing). I had actually seen their name on the Birchbox website as I was looking around in the skincare shop. I decided to give their Lavender Facial Towelettes a try. They cost $7.00 for a pack of 30 wipes. I bought mine online but I saw that you can find them at some Target's. What I love about these wipes is that they leave my skin feeling refreshed and not sticky or greasy. I also like that you can just throw them in your purse, book bag or suitcase and you're ready to go!

Travalo Excel Review

I recently received a Travalo Excel to review. The Travalo is a refillable travel size perfume atomizer. It is perfect for those of you that find yourself constantly lugging a giant bottle of perfume around in your bag. Unlike the glass perfume bottles, the Travalo is meant to travel and be put in your bag for on the go. This little container is made of aircraft grade aluminum and the fill level indicator window is shatterproof. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Speck iPhone 4s Case

Ever since I've had my iPhone 4s, I have always used Otterbox cases. They are pretty boring when it comes to colors. I have had a pink defender and a blue commuter. The defender was way too big and bulky for me. My commuter broke. Thankfully it didn't harm my phone. I decided to do a little bit of searching for a new iPhone case and I came across Speck

I have seen these cases in Target on several occasions but I just assumed they wouldn't really protect my phone like I wanted. I read a lot into the company and read a lot of reviews and finally decided to buy one. They have so many colors so it was hard to decide on a color. I decided to get a minty green case. 

Let me just say that I am IN LOVE with this case. I am also in love with the color! I wish I had gotten these a long, long time ago. I will never go back to Otterbox again. They also sell phone cases for HTC, Samsung, Motorolla and Blackberry Smartphones. They sell iPod, iPad, Macbook, Kindle and Nook cases. Check out their website for all the details, colors, prices and much more! I promise you will fall in love if you haven't already!

Information on my Speck Case: CandyShell for iPhone 4S/4 in SnakeBite Green and costs $34.95


I recently learned about a website called 8ty8beauty. It is a great website to get nail polish for cheap. I bought 5 China Glaze nail polishes for $3 each - they normally run about $7 a bottle. It is such a great deal! As I was looking around on their website, it is clearly a store that a lot of nail salons buy all their supplies from. If you are ever curious of what nail salons use or want something that they use, check this store out! I had to contain myself from buying a lot of nail polish because they have every color under the rainbow. They don't only sell China Glaze - they also sell Color Club, Creative, Mood Struck, Omega Labs, Orly, O.P.I., Savina and Seche. I will be ordering my nail polish in bulk from now on!

From left to right: White on White, Re-Fresh Mint, For Audrey, Pure Elegance & Liquid Leather.

White on White 

Liquid Leather

Re-Fresh Mint: Minty green/blue

For Audrey: Tiffany box blue

Pure Elegance: Light pink with shimmer