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Currently Craving

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One of the many hazards of constantly being on the computer for school is I find myself browsing my favorite online stores for goodies when I need a break from studying. Here are some of my current items that hopefully the mail man will be delivering soon!!

Kiwi Shirt / Fresh Lip Balm / Ca Va T-shirt / YSL Babydoll Lip & Cheek / Flamingo Flats / Rebecca Minkoff Bag / Bond No.9 Shelter Island / Purple Flats

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!

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It should almost be a holiday in itself when the Nordstrom Half Year sale rolls around! With thousands of beautiful items to choose from I wanted to share some of my favorite shoes and bags that are included in this sale and that would be perfect for summer! Hope you all enjoy and share some of your favorites too!! Happy shopping!

xoxo Val

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Herbal Essence Dry Shampoo

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Hi everyone! So I rarely dedicate an entire post to just one product, its usually a haul or a product line but this new dry shampoo of mine deserves it. Now I have been using dry shampoo for several years and its mostly because I have fine hair and it gets oily after just one day so instead of over washing it I use dry shampoo to give my hair the pep it needs. I have several favorites or go to picks but on a recent trip to restock I was overcome with the panic that ensues when you go to the drugstore and the product you are looking for is completely sold out (we all know we have experienced it)! So there I was walking up and down the isle trying to find something that could at least get me through the week and took this chance to try something new. I didn’t even know that Herbal Essence had a line of dry shampoos so being the intrigued person that I am I decided to give this one a try form their new Naked Volume Line.

Now I have to share that I have only used this one twice but even after one use I knew I had to share it with all of you! What I first loved about this is that unlike most dry shampoos this one is completely clear! Yep you read that correctly, instead of having to make sure you rubbed in all the white powder from your dry shampoo this one is completely transparent (which is great for me because I always end up missing a spot and look like a leopard). Next thing I noticed was the scent, I am used to heavy perfumed dry shampoos but this was completely refreshing, this has a wonderful grapefruit and mint scent! Lastely but certainly not least is that this dry shampoo formula is completely paraben free and doesn’t contain harmful dyes, who doesn’t love when a company looks out for our hair! I am so glad that my regular Dry Shampoo was sold out that day because I never would have stumbled upon this awesome one! Hope you all get a chance to try this or just get inspired to try a new product then your usual go to, you may be surprised by your finds like I was!

xoxo Val

GoVoxBox from Influenster

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Ahhh I am beyond words excited! I came home yesterday to find another Box filled with goodies from my awesome friends at Influentser. As some of you may know you with each VoxBox there is a theme and this box has an active/sportsy theme! I know I may not play sports but I do try to exercise everyday and these picks are going to fit perfectly into my already hectic life. And to let you all in on a little fun fact the ProFoot Shoe Inserts are something that I have been using for the last 8 months but a spare pair is going to come in handy. I cant wait to test these all out a little more and get back to all of you on my thoughts but until then have any of you tried any of these?

xoxo Val

Summer Nail Colors

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I love nail polish, I mean hello honestly what girl doesn’t! And as the seasons change we pick colors that compliment the changes and nail polish is no exception (at least to me). I like most have some of my favorite go to colors but I love to experiment and treat myself to some new shades. With thousands of choices out there I wanted to share with all of you some of my favorite choices and hopefully it will help inspire some of you to try a new shade to compliment that summer glow! Hope you enjoy!

xoxo Val

Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid/ YSL Bleu Cyclades/ Butter London Fiver/ Ciate Sweet Pea/ Butter London Jaffa/ Deborah Lippmann Build Me Up Buttercup Julep Princess Grace / Deborah Lippmann Lara’s Theme / Dior Riviera / Tom Ford Indian Pink/  Deborah Lippmann Shape of My Heart / Butter London Fruit Machine / Deborah Lippmann La Vie en Rose / Dior Tra-La-La

My Beauty Travel Essentials

With my recent travels over (too soon if you ask me) it occurred to me that I usually always forget to pack something or I never know exactly what I am going to need. So in an effort to help all of you and myself (for future reference for my travels) I wanted to share some of my must have/go to travel items that I seem to never am able to live without. What are some of your favorite travel essential? Maybe some that I should look into!

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These are my favorite hair care items at the moment! For the perfect blow dry when out of town these Dry Bar VIP Pack minis is a sure thing!

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I know that Hotels have complimentary bath products and sometimes I really do love them but for the times that I need some comforts of home I have these mins of some of my favorite shampoo and Conditioners from Beauty Protector, Shampoo and Body Wash from BVLGARI, and then an all time favorite Twilight Woods from Bath and Body Works.

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Its no secrect that I love perfume and especially Bond No.9 fragrances! I love to bring my travel sized perfumes when I travel because honestly who wants to lug around heavy perfumes all the time!

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I am a minimalist when it comes to make up so bringing my usual makeup products isn’t usually a problem for me! I find that packing products that have a double duty are wonderful for keeping packing light. This Bobbi Brown Palette not only is used for eye shadow but can be used as brow filler and even eyeliner!

Hope you all enjoy!

xoxo Val

 

 

Reconnecting

Hi everyone! I know it has been too long since I last posted so before I get into catching up with all of you I wanted to say how sorry I am! The last three weeks have been nuts with finals a quick vacation and the starting summer school ahhhh! But none the less I am so thrilled to be back and sharing with all of you. Today I wanted to share a few of my snap shots from my brief time in my home away from home new York City! Most of you may not know but I have a deep love with New York City, well more like an obsession if I am being honest. I love being able to walk out onto the bustling sidewalk and be able to go anywhere that day with endless possibilities and I mean hello the shopping is also unlike any other. Any who, I hope you all are enjoying the warm weather and what are some of your favorite vacation spots?

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xoxo Val

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