Friday, February 1, 2013

Peacocks and Treasure


Here is another quick post. I haven't posted any nail related stuff in a while and I didn't even notice! The manicure I have for you today is American Apparel Peacock with Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure on top of that. Click on the pictures for a closer look!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal

Back for another quick review!

I received a Quaker Real Medleys Peach Almond Oatmeal cup in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012.

Here is the product information from
"- The best oatmeal ever - made to-go
- Packed with wholesome multigrains and chunks of real fruits or nuts
- Portable single-serve cups

Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal+ is simply the best oatmeal ever – and you can enjoy it on the go! Whole grain oats, rye, barley and wheat are mixed with large chunks of real fruit & nuts in a convenient single-serve cup. Just add hot water or microwave and you can have a delicious breakfast anytime, anywhere. Enjoy all four delicious flavors – Apple Walnut, Cherry Pistachio, Peach Almond and Summer Berry."

I love the packaging for this oatmeal. It is so sturdy and convenient. I really love that you can travel, prepare and cover it to save it for later, all in the same package. 

The flavoring was pretty good. It was barely sweet which I prefer over overwhelmingly sweet, although I did add a bit of brown sugar for more taste.

What I did not like was that there were way too many nuts in this cup. A few mixed in would have been nice but I felt that it put the peaches and oatmeal on the back burner.

If you are someone who is on the go or someone who loves an abundance of nuts in their oatmeal, then this may be just what you are looking for!

*I received this product for free in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012.

Review: Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush


I received the Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012. After having used it a few times, I am still on the fence about it!

Here is some product info from the Influenster website: 
"The GOODY® QUIKSTYLE™ Paddle brush works like a towel and brush in one. The super absorbent (and antimicrobial) microfiber removes 30% of water from wet hair to help speed your drying time! You can effortlessly detangle right out of the shower and continue using it while you blow dry!"

When I first saw this brush, I was completely confused. It looks ridiculous! How can I brush my hair with something that has microfiber bristles in between the regular bristles?

 The main function of this brush is to dry your hair faster by running this brush through your wet hair. I was surprised when I did notice that it dried my hair much faster than if I were to only towel dry my hair. I also was surprised that this brush is able to detangle my hair, even with the microfiber bristles included.

My main concerns with the Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush were cleanliness and frizz. The packaging claims that the microfiber bristles are anti-bacterial and are easy to clean. I found this brush to be very easy to clean. I was able to pull away loose hair in the bristles very easily and the instructions on washing the brush are simple. In terms of my hair becoming frizzy, I notice that the texture of my hair is much softer after using this brush but I notice my hair appearing more frizzy on the top of my head. This could also be due to the high humidity the past few days.

Overall, I would say that the Goody Quikstyle Paddle Brush is more useful than gimmicky. If you are a person on the go and can't deal with hair dryers (we shouldn't use them anyway!) then this might just be the right brush for you.

*I received this product for free in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012

    (sorry about the crappy photo - I used my cellphone camera because boyfriend still has the DSLR!)

Hey guys!

I received the Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012 to try out these new products! Here is what I received:

-Quakers Real Medleys Oatmeal ($1.79 USD per cup)
-NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine ($2.49 USD)
-KISS Nail Dress ($6.99 USD)
-Goody Quiksyle Paddle Brush ($11.99 USD)
-Sole Society coupon (Use the code INFLUENSTER25 to receive $25 off your first purchase. Expires 1/31/13)

I was also supposed to receive a EBOOST sample but it did not come in my box. I guess it is not meant to be for me to try it out because in my Beauty Bloggers VoxBox my sample came already opened!

I will be doing individual reviews on the items I have received in the coming days so keep an eye out for that!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winner of OPI 007 Skyfall Mini Set Giveaway

Hey guys!

I know I have been missing for the past couple of days but life has been a little hectic. Between school, work  and social functions, I have had no time for anything! I have a few posts planned for this week and I should be back to regular posting soon enough.

Anyway, check below to see if you are the winner of my giveaway! I just emailed the winner and I am waiting for a response!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

EcoTools, Milani and Marshalls Mini Haul

Hey guys!

Today, I have a little mini haul for you all. This is all stuff I ordered/bought within a week after Thanksgiving. 

EcoTools Bamboo Powder Brush (Retail Value: $7.99) - On Cyber Monday, all products on were 50% off. This ended up only costing $3.99! If you haven't tried EcoTools brushes, they are super soft and what makes it better is that they are cruelty free!

EcoTools Bamboo Buffing Brush (Retail Value: $6.99) - I also ordered this on Cyber Monday and it cost only $3.49! 

Milani Brow Fix Kit in 02 Medium (Retail Value: $6.99) - On Cyber Monday, had 20% off sitewide. I was kind of disappointed because last year they had 50% off sitewide!! Anyway, I still couldn't pass this up so I picked up this brow kit. It comes with a highlight shade, two brow powders, a mini angled brush, mini applicator, mini tweezers and a mirror. This is perfect for traveling with. Normally, I use a dark brown eyeshadow from my elf 100 eyeshadow palette to fill in my brows but that is such a hassle to travel with. I paid $5.60 for this brow kit. 

Accessory Street Ultimate Work Tote - I am not sure of the retail price because when I ripped off the clearance price sticker the original price came off. I got this on clearance from Marshalls for $20. It is pretty big and also comes with a laptop sleeve. This will be perfect for day trips. Hopefully it does not wear out too quickly because that tends to happen with lower quality/no name bags like these.

Hope you all are enjoying your week. Don't forget to enter my OPI 007 Skyfall Mini Nail Polish Set Giveaway! It will be over in a few days.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Review: Barielle Total Foot Care Cream


Now that we have that all cleared up, today I will be reviewing Barielle's Total Foot Care Cream (4 fl oz. Retail Value: $19.50 US). Everyone who knows me in "real life" knows I have crusty ass feet lmao. Seriously though, the heels of my feet get super dry and no matter how many times I scrub and apply lotion, nothing every works.

The box reads:
"Total Foot Care Cream for Callused, Chapped Feet - An award winning, luxurious, conditioning formula that softens and helps to eliminate calluses while moisturizing chapped areas of the feet. Contains no harsh peeling ingredients, acids or camphors, so it will not irritate the sensitive areas of your skin. Leaves your entire foot feeling soft and silky."

"Massage into feet twice a day - once in the morning after bathing and once again in the evening before bed."

For Best Results:
"Put plain socks (100% cotton) on feet after applying cream. Leave on overnight to seal in moisture."

I have had this for a few months but never really used it more than a handful of times because I never remembered to! However, lately I have been using this quite regularly and I have to say, this stuff is pretty darn amazing. It smells like baby powder - a little strong at first but then fades away to a comfortable scent. The texture is not too thick and a little goes a long way, which is great for me because I hate heavy lotions. The best part is that it doesn't leave my feet feeling greasy at all!

I only remember to apply this at night and it would be a miracle if anyone could get me to wear socks to bed. However, I do notice a difference in the heels of my feet, especially now that it is winter and my skin tends to get much drier.

I have really been loving this and I am glad I have added it to my routine.

Enter my OPI 007 Skyfall Giveaway!

*Funds to purchase this were sponsored by months ago. All opinions are my own. I really do have crusty ass feet.