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Mini Ulta Haul







Over the past weekend I decided to treat myself to some goodies in honor of my birthday (as if I needed an excuse to buy goodies). But anyway I didn’t necessarily go into Ulta looking for particular items I just wandered around and picked up some stuff that intrigued me. Sometimes that is more fun for me because when I go in with something I want/need I often just grab and go, and how much fun is that….NONE! I am still in the midsts of trying them all and even though it isn’t fall yet I have such a hard time finding a vampy red I like so figured I would pick some up while they had these! What are some of your favorite beauty finds that you all just happen to stumble on? I would love to try some of your favorite picks!!!!

xoxo Val

EcoTools Konjac Sponge





In my VowVoxBox from Influenster they included this gem from EcoTools! I have been such a fan of konjac sponges for about a year now but up until now the only place that I could find them was from a dear friend in Canada!! So you can imagine my delight when I discovered that the wonderful folks at EcoTools who make eco friendly and sustainable beauty products began carrying Konjac sponges! If you don’t know what a Konjac sponge is let me fill you in on the amazingness of this little powerhouse. A konjac sponge is made out of the root of the konjca vegetable which is highly renewable. It also is wonderful at cleaning your skin and removing all the dirt, makeup and bad oils that clog your skin all while giving your skin a very very gentle exfoliation. When using all you do is wet the sponge till it becomes soft and pliable and you can either apply your cleanser to the sponge or on your face and rub the sponge in small circles around your face (its that simple). Check out Ecotools for more details on Konjac sponges and more on their awesome products.

xoxo Val

Molton Brown Travel Essentials




Even though its been over a month since my last vacation I am still super excited about upcoming summer adventures. But one thing that isn’t so fun is trying to pack all of your favorite toiletries. Being a newbie to the Molton Brown product line I was elated about my discovery of their travel essential kits which are filled with all the products my fellow beauty connoisseur would ever need. So among all the other goodies I knew that this pack would be all I needed for my travels and what is even greater is that with all the mini TSA approved versions of your favorite Molton Brown products comes a TSA approved sized carryon bag where all your products perfectly fit in! The products in the one I chose were the Coco & Sandalwood Body Wash and Lotion, Coco & Sandalwood Hand cream, a Sleep Cedurs temple rub, Ylang Ylang room fragrance, Indian Cress Purifying shampoo, and the Renew body scrub. Kind of sounds too good to be true but I assure you that this is a travelers dream come true. Hope you all enjoy and check out all of the goodies that milton brown has to offer, I know you won’t be disappointed.

xoxo Val

VowVoxBox by Influenster


I am honestly so excited to have been given the opportunity to receive another VoxBox from Influenster! This box theme was a anything one may need if you are a bride to be, bridesmaid or like many setting off this summer for wedding season (like myself!) In this VowVoxBox I got a tide to go pen, an EcoTools Konjac sponge, Olay Regenerist Luminous moisturizer, Pure silk shaving cream and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Barracuda essentially all anyone needs to feel wedding day perfect! I am already such a huge fan and user of a lot of the brands so getting to try all these new products is going to be amazing!!!!! Stay posted for more to come from this awesome VoxBox and till next time!!

xoxo Val

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