September 29, 2014

Mascaras for Different Occasions

*Some samples here were sent by the company for review. Read my full blog disclosure located at the "Disclosure Policy" tab.

I usually do not open three-five different mascaras at a time but for beauty research purposes and ok, I can't hold my excitement to try out the shiny new package sitting on my desk so I end up having a few too many ones opened right now. 

We all know not all mascaras give us the same outcome. Different formulas and different wand bristles gives our lashes different results, from lengthening to volumizing to thickening; from natural looking lashes to a very dramatic one, these mascaras aren't all the same! 

September 23, 2014

Influenster Vitality Voxbox 2014

*These products were sent to me for free by Influenster for review purposes. For full details of blog disclosure please see "Disclosure Policy" on the tab above.

Influenster is a website by-invitation only (leave your email below and I'll send you the link to join!) that sends out different themed boxes to members who qualifies the pre-survey they send out for free. Once you receive what they call a VoxBox- that has full size products, you have a few days to test out the products and give your feedback through your social media channels and on their website. To learn more about Influenster, you can read more here:

Now let's take a look at their Vitality Voxbox

September 22, 2014

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2014

Fall is my favorite season of all! It's pumpkin and apple pie season which we specially buy at this farm stand in Princeton, NJ. Yes, we drive for an hour for the most delicious pumpkin and apple pie! It's "Sweater Weather", and this is when the chilly air is just right for a nice light scarf, which is the only accessory you'll need in the Fall. So when my September POPSUGAR Must Have Box came with one, I was super excited and could not wait for chilly weather to be here already!

"What Inspired Us for September? Autumn leaves; long walks; new tunes; back to school; fashion week; football."  -Lisa Sugar, POPSUGAR Founder & Editor In Chief

New Fall Nail Polish shades from Hearts & Glass

*Products provided by Chrislie Formulations

As we transition to the Fall "Sweater Weather" Season, our makeup products, skincare routine and wardrobe change as well. Let's not forget our nail polishes too gets a makeover! 
Now here are NEW 5 nail polishes from Hearts & Glass that you may want to add to your Fall beauty essentials!

September 15, 2014

BYOB at Birchbox SoHo

update 10/13/14:If you are planning to sign up for the Birchbox Subscription Box, I have a referral link here for you! Please use:

Ever since Birchbox Shop in SoHo, NY opened up over the Summer, I have been wanting to go but just couldn't find a time and I know I will need more than an hour to take all the gorgeousness of this store. I have been stalking Instagram to see how the inside looks and what kind of products and services they offer there and I wish I took more pictures of the store when I was there because it is as beautiful as all those pictures that is posted! You can find all pictures under the hashtag #BirchboxSoho.
But for this post I just want to focus on their BYOB- Build Your Own Birchbox section since I get to pick my 5 deluxe samples for $15 (+tax)!!! 

September 11, 2014

Review: Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery spf50

*Sample provided by iFabbo 

Whether it is cloudy or rainy or sunny out OR even on a late afternoon, I surely do not leave my house without putting some sunscreen on! Sunscreen has been part of my skin care routine ever since! Especially now I am on my 30's and using a retinol cream as part of my skin care, it is very important that I protect my face with a great sunscreen! I have used so many different brands of sunscreen and not all gives the same results to my skin. Some have given me breakouts and there are ones that just doesn't sink in to the skin and leaves me with a shiny face, but this one is different.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 
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