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Last minute party prep with Target Beauty Box

This post is promoted and sponsored by Target. I received a Target Beauty Box free of charge and was compensated by Target via Mode Media for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Quick! You’ve got one hour to prep yourself for an End-of-Summer Party. Which products do you reach for?

Last-minute party prep can be very stressful. Especially when it comes to making yourself look and feel great in a flash. I, personally, want to look and feel fresh, put together, and welcoming when I am heading to a last-minute party. With three of the products from my Target Beauty Box, I can prep myself in an hour and be ready to party!

1. Fekkai Soleil Pre-Soleil Hair Mist Invisible Sun Filter

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This mist is perfect to achieve frizz free, tamed, shiny hair. Nothing makes me feel more put together than great brows and an amazing hairstyle. This hair mist is nice and light weight, and really tames my fly aways.

2. Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1hr Express

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A bright white smile is really welcoming, and really makes me feel good about myself when I reveal my pearly whites. I love to laugh and I love to smile, so having nice, clean, bright teeth is a must when it comes to last minute party prep.

3. Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara in Black

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Just before I head out the door, or before my guests arrive to my last-minute soiree, I swipe my lashes with this mascara to give my lashes an extra bit of oomph. I love the volume this mascara gives me (check it out on instagram!), and I really love that is goes on nice, smooth, and clump free.

Would you use any of these products for your last-minute party prep? I want to know! Leave me a comment below and let’s chat about it!

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beauty · flat iron · ghd · hair · hair brush · hair straightener

ghd Pink Diamond Review

**Disclosure: I was provided this product as compensation by ghd to conduct a product review. All opinions are my own. 

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Products featured in this video: ghd Pink Diamond Limited Edition Styler Set  (c/o)

I recieved this pretty pink styler set from ghd, and was so incredibly excited to do a review. As soon as it arrived in the mail I couldn’t wait to try it. Check out the video for the full review. I’ve posted a list of pros & cons below and my final thoughts of this product.

Pros

*Heat time is virtually nothing. Styler was ready in less than 60 seconds.

*Audible sounds when styler is on & when it’s ready to go.

*Small size, easy to stash and travel with

*Light weight, easy to use, great color

*Gentle on hair. Doesn’t rip, burn, singe, or tear hair strands.

*Paddle brush is comfortable to hold, and goes through hair nicely

Cons

*No temperature dial on styler

*Plug is bulky

Final thoughts: This styler set is perfect for on the go. If you are in a hurry and want to style your hair up fast & easy, this is definitely the product for you. It appeals to my girly side with the vibrant pink color, and I love how light weight it is. It’s really easy to use, and completely self explanatory. It straightened my hair in less than 5 minutes total (as you can see in the video), and it generally takes about 20+ minutes for me to straighten my hair. I would definitely recommend this product.

Final Grade: A

I started up my youtube channel again. It’s been a while (like a few years) since I’ve posted a video…that and the fact that I didn’t have a webcam for a long time as my laptop went kaput. I hope you enjoy this ghd pink diamond review video, and stay tuned for more videos!!

 

beauty · Beauty Products · beauty tips · Fall · Fall Colors · fall fashion · fall trends · Make up · Skin care

How to get radiant skin this fall with Neutrogena

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Disclosure: This post is part of a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Neutrogena. I received these products as part of the #NTGBeautifulInsideOut Campaign. All opinions are my own.

Skin care is a must in our day to day lives. The cooler seasons can wreak havoc on our skin, which can make life miserable. I have experienced this first hand, and it is not a pretty nor comfortable thing to go through. Having rough, dry, chapped skin really stinks. Not to mention that wearing make up is a major no no if your skin isn’t having a good day. With the help of these amazing Neutrogena products, I’m looking forward to having healthy, radiant skin this fall.

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My steps to fabulous fall skin – cleanse, moisturize, beautify.

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Cleanse. It is so incredibly important to find a great skin cleanser that works well with your skin. I’ve had acne since I was about 12 years old, so it’s always been an issue for me. I started using Neutrogena‘s Oil-free Acne Wash way back in high school, and it’s one of the best acne skin cleansers out there. It doesn’t dry your skin out, it’s non irritating (that’s the last thing you need, especially with acne!), and it’s easy to use. Another great product to quickly cleanse your face and remove make up is the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. I’ve been using these since I was on stage, and needed something skin-friendly to remove my performance make up with out causing break outs. These are amazing. They have a great smell and definitely remove any make up you’ve got going on. Not to mention they are quick and easy! With the colder months knocking at our door, a great cleanser is definitely key to getting and maintaining gorgeous skin.

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Moisturize. This is so important. No matter how old you are or what condition your skin is in, you have got to moisturize. I always thought that with acne, my oily skin had enough moisture of it’s own, but after wearing make up all day, the harsh pollutants, and washing my face, I learned that my oily skin craves moisturizer. It’s helped to keep the dreaded chapped skin away. Neutrogrena has quite a few great moisturizers out there, but I’m totally loving their Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night moisturizer. Wrinkles and fine lines start at a really young age (I’m talking 21 years, ladies!), so it’s never too early to start using an anti-aging moisturizer. With Neutrogena’s Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer, I can count on having smooth skin as a great base for my make up.

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Beautify. This is the part we all get excited over, am I right? I love make up. It’s so much fun to experiment with and create new looks. Fall looks tend to have stunning, rich colors to them (think velvety burgundy, deep chocolate browns). You want to have an overall glow and warmth to your look, especially in the Fall. With the help of these Neutrogena products, I know my finished look & my skin will be flawless. After moisturizing, cover your face with a primer, like the Neutogena Healthy Skin Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15. This stuff is great. It primes your skin and has SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Before foundation, use the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector to conceal and brighten your eye area. I love the fact that it is packed with so many anti-oxidants! When it comes to foundation, I like a light weight foundation that will make my skin look great. Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup does the job for me. It comes in an array of colors, and is packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins, and, you guessed it, UVA/UVB sun protection. To finish off my complexion, I love to contour and use a hint of blush. I can get both of these steps done with the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer duo. I adore this duo – it’s my new favorite in my makeup collection!

What are you doing to keep your skin radiant this fall?

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iFabbo Shop Review: Own Eye Cream & Lilly Brush

A few weeks ago I selected two samples on iFabbo’s newest feature, iFabbo Shop. It’s a pretty nifty feature, and I definitely recommend checking it out. I selected the Own Skin Health Lifting Eye Cream & the Lilly Brush.
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I’ve been searching for a really great eye cream for a while. I always knew the importance of an eye cream, but have yet to find one I like. While the Own Skin Health Lifting Eye Cream has some really fabulous qualities, I’m sad to say it is not for me. It has a wonderful, light weight texture and feel on the skin, a pleasant scent, and you can definitely feel it working with the first use. I have super sensitive eyes and skin, and my eyes sort of freaked out when I applied this eye cream. I used it as directed, and while I did begin to notice a difference in my skin, I had to stop using the cream, because it irritated my eyes. This is definitely a great eye cream if your eyes & skin are less on the sensitive side.
Right now, for all of you lovelies curious about this eye cream, you can get 30% off your purchase using code CLAIFABBO. You can grab your own bottle of the eye cream on their website. Be sure to give this eye cream a try yourself. It never hurts to try!
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Owning a pup is one of my absolute favorite things in life. The biggest downside is the abundance of pet hair that is now a part of my life (especially since my little guy is a shedder). The Lilly Brush is such a great help with this. You know how annoying and time consuming it can be to pull out each individual hair from an item of clothing? I figured that’s just the way things were until I tried out this cute, portable little brush. It’s gentle on your clothing while removing any pet hairs, lint, pilling, etc. It’s a pretty nifty tool. I really like that I can just toss it in my bag and head out the door. My life is surrounded by dogs, and their hair, so this is definitely a great tool for me. Be sure to check out the Lilly Brush. It’s definitely worth your while!
**Disclaimer: I was provided with two samples of my choice from iFabbo Shop to conduct these reviews. All opinions are my own.
 
beauty · Blogger meet up · Cilea Lash · event · Fab FL Bloggers · Soleil Spa · spa · Zoya

Fab FL Bloggers Event

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This past weekend I attended the Fab Florida Bloggers event at the Soleil Spa with Kara, MJ, Veronica, Ashley, and a few more bloggers I was excited to meet! Marissa was so kind to put this event on for everyone, and it was really great. There was food, prizes, gifts, free polish changes, and little mini treatments. I definitely needed a day with the girls, so this was a wonderful treat. I met up with the owner of the Soleil Spa, as well as Marissa, Andrea & Maxine. Everyone looked fantastic and was super sweet!
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Each girl got this awesome free swag in these cute little gift bags. They also had an auction where they auctioned off 5 pairs of Sunglasses, Cilea Lash products, & Zoya products. I was excited to win the neutrals set of the Zoya polishes. I just cleaned out my nail lacquers, and ended up having to toss more than half of them. 
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My fun Christmas manicure by Sashanie. I love the fading glitter! 
This entire event got me in the mood to showcase some of my favorite little things I covet in my bathroom. This little wood rack houses a natural sponge & scrubber, as well as my essential oils & holistic inhalant (for colds & sinus). I love this thing. 
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I found these little pressed flowers along with a whole bunch of stuff that’s been packed away for years. I love these. They remind me of making pressed flowers & leaves in wax paper when I was a little girl.
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