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Monday, May 28, 2012

Florida Fun

I was so excited to be able to see my family in Florida a few weeks ago. I wish I could have stayed longer then a week because there was so much I didnt get to do and so many people I didnt get to see. It rained everyday I was there so I only got to spend about 3 hours at the beach lol. While I was there I attended my cousins wedding, got to see my uncle that came in from Brazil, and got to spend alot to time with my husbands family that we didnt get to see the last time we were there. Most of our vacation was spent with family, bouncing from house to house and having dinner at every single house! We are all brazilian so...we like food! Needless to say I gained back the 10lbs I lost prior to going to FL =0(. I got to do a little shopping while I was there (not as much as I wanted), there is an AMAZING shoe store there that we always hit up when we are in town. All in all, it was a great trip! I have a beautiful family that I love with all my heart and love getting to spend time with them!

OHHH...on our way back, we were sitting in the airport waiting to board the plain and all of a sudden we see police, firefighters and HAZMAT crew with masks telling us we have to evacuate! We were so freaked out as hundreds of people were escorted to the tarmac where we waited about 3 hours before we had to go through security again and finally bored our flight! Turns out there was an aerosol can that exploded and 5 people reported having difficulty breathing and were sent to the hospital. Crazy! At least I got to see Reggie Bush who was trying to hide in he corner while we were all on the tarmac lol

REVIEW: Garnier Skin Renewal Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream

Product Description
Garnier Skin Renewal Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream is the first BB Cream to hit drugstore shelves. It is a multi-benefit product that combines intense moisturizing skincare and immediate skin perfecting coverage. 

To correct, brighten, even skin tone, provide UV protection and hydrate for 24 hours, all in one easy to use product.

I think the packaging is great. It's flip top is just as easy to use as a pump would be and I like that the product dispenses from the bottom so I never have to deal with the "ketchup bottle" problem when the bottle is almost empty.

It has a nice scent to it, a light perfume/fresh scent. Nothing overpowering or that lingers after you apply it.

It feels a lot like a lotion, not to thick and not watery or runny. That's what makes it so easy to apply, because its so smooth, it just glides right on.

The coverage is very light, it wont cover a pimple but it will even out your skin tone. It claims to brighten you skin and it does, but beware of pictures because the UV protection elements of the product will make you look WHITE in photos! So be sure to bronze it up if you plan on taking pics.  

I have oily skin so the longevity of this product will vary depending on your skin type. I do lightly set my face with powder but in about 2 hours, my face does get shiny and if I touch my face, the product will smear and rub off on my hands or clothes. I don't mind this to much because I love how easy it is to apply every morning when im in a hurry. All I do is blot my face and reapply some light powder. If you want something that will last you the day without retouching and you have oily skin, this is not for you.

At about $13 at CVS, I think it is in a great price range since I do use this product on an everyday basis. Most drugstore foundations run around this price range.

Skin Type
I have oily skin so most foundations I use will start breaking down within a few hours. This one breaks down fairly quicker then my full coverage because it is so moisturizing and has a dewier finish unlike my matte foundations.

How It Applies
This is my go to face product because of this very reason! It applies SO easily and blends effortlessly! Im always in a hurry to get out the door in the morning so it only takes me a few seconds to apply. 

This has quickly become one of my favorite products. It does have its drawbacks because of my skin type but it doesn't bother me to much.  I have seen both positive and negative reviews on this product but I believe it all depends on what your skin type is and what you are looking for in a product. If you want long wearing, full coverage, this is not for you.

Have you tried Garnier BB Cream? What did you think?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May Little Black Bag!

Here is is! My SECOND Little Black Bag! This time I was smart enough to trade for a little longer and really be patient in order to get items I really wanted. For the full trading period, I was so addicted to checking my LBB page to see if I got any offers or trades lol. I am pretty happy with the items I got this month, what do you think?

If you haven't heard of Little Black Bag, it is a monthly subscription in which you get to select designer products like purses, jewelry, makeup, and home goods, all for up to 70% off, and you get them delivered to you every month for $49.95 (plus tax in some states). Now, the interesting thing about this service is that you get to select your first item and, based on your profile quiz, the "stylists" will select the other products for you. If you are unhappy with the items you are given, you can then trade with other people until you are fully satisfied with what you have or until the 7 days of trading is up. So basically.....

If you are still a little confused or have any questions, click HERE to take a look at their FAQ's


'ZAD Spike Necklace

'ZAD Pastel Bead Fringe Necklace

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My first Influenster VoxBox!

I was so excited to come back from my vacation and find lots of goodies waiting for me at my door! I finally received my very first Influenster VoxBox!

If you dont know what Influenster is, it is a website where you take surveys to earn badges that give you a chance at getting a VoxBox, a box filled with goodies for you to enjoy and review. The idea behind Influenster is that you give your honest opinion about product that will help the company in their product development. 

Ideal for hiding blemishes, age spots, redness, scars and other imperfections without heavy, cakey coverage. Duo shades can be blended to perfectly match any skin tone.

Real Nail Polish Strips! This product wears like nail polish because it IS nail polish (with no drying time). Apply and you’re ready to go.

Whether you have on-going foot discomfort, or just a soft spot for the most stylish shoes in the store, you’re going to love the Dr. Scholl’s® For Her line. Take a few steps towards happier feet today!

This new product offers all season protection & moisturization for year-round exposure to the sun, wind & cold. With SPF 50+, it helps to protect from the sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays.

Discover a better, more delicate fragrance experience with the NEW Fragrance Mist Collection. With over 20 Signature fragrances to choose from, it’s love at first mist!

Enjoy SOYJOY with all-natural real ingredients like real fruit and whole soy! Simply baked in their Southern California bakery into SOYJOY bars for REAL energy-sustaining deliciousness.

I honestly cannot believe I got all these great items absolutely free! It is better them Birchbox and Beauty Army! So impressed! I will definitely continue to give feedback and review products and tell everyone about Influenster!