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May Box Round Up

Hi everyone!!!! Hope you all are doing well, and sorry about the lengthy absense but if you follow me on instagram then you have seen that I finally graduated!!! Woo hoo!!!! Ahhh I’m so excited I can barely contain myself, it has been a long journey but I did it and am now on to my next step in schooling. Then the day after graduation I flew to New York to enjoy 8 days in the city I like to call my second home. I will probably do a picture post on some of my favorite snapshots from the trip.

Like the complete subscription junkie that I am I wanted to do a short sweet and to the point post of what I got in my May Ipsy and Birchbox! I have to say I am pretty much in love with all of these products that I got this month (which is rare)! Hope you all enjoy and I have been loving seeing what all of you got in yours too!!

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Hope you all enjoyed and talk to you soon!!

xoxo

Val

 

Warsaw Coffee Company

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Fort Lauderdale just got a little cozier thanks to the opening of a brand new hangout Warsaw Coffee Company by Scott Ojeda and partners. This hip and friendly shop is destined to be a goto among locals and visitors alike thanks to it unique and homey atmosphere. What sets this place apart is not only can you get the most amazing coffee to start your morning or afternoon pick me up but they also have a menu that will knock your socks off (no but literally it will). Chef Jason Morale has truly outdone himself by creating a menu that is sure to leave every foodie out there wanting to try everything on the menu. From breakfast burritos to dessert tarts, he puts love and passion into everything he makes and boy does it show. Now of course it is still a coffee shop and no detail has been sacrificed when it comes to theirs. From where the beans are sourced to the ways that the beans are used for each drink, this team has thought about it all. You can even buy bags of your favorite brew and enjoy WCC coffee in your own home.

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What also is unique about Warsaw Coffee Company is that it is home to two meeting rooms that anyone can rent. You can even customize your coffee and pastry selections that are sure to have you impressing anyone. After your business meetings or catch up with friends don’t forget to grab some homemade toffee and granola Togo. Yes you read that right they have three types of handmade toffee and Tropical Granola that you can enjoy at home (or in the car if your me and have no will power). WCC also cater to the hands on do’ers out there by offering cooking classes in their very own kitchen as well!

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Words can not describe just how much I love this place and the master minds behind it are the milk ontop of the perfectly made Latte (which I had and it really is perfect!) You can stay updated on all the latest at WCC by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Can’t wait to see all of you there!

xoxo Val

March Subscription Recap

March Birchbox

March Ipsy

March LWF

Hi all! Like a lot of others out there I am a subscription junkie! I just love looking forward to my little boxes filled with treats and goodies for me to try. So instead of making separate posts for each of my boxes I wanted to put them all into one fun and colorful post for you all. The ones that I have are Love with Food, Birchbox and Ipsy and each have things I love and like about them. Hope you all enjoyed and I love seeing what you all got in your boxes this month.

xoxo

Val

March Julep Maven Box

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Hi everyone! Not a long posttoday but jut wanted to give everyone a look into my March Julep Maven Box! Super excited about this fun lipstick shade, which I think will be spectacular for spring. Also accompanying the box are two gorgeous nail lacquer shades in Lulu (lilac shade) and Jahnavi (shimmery chai shade)! If you are interested in Julep Maven boxes or just their amazing story and products check out the link here. Hope you all enjoyed and talk to you all soon!

xoxo

Val

March Wishlist

Like many others I have such a love hate relationship with online shopping. There are just so many websites filled with cute and must have items that it gets a bit overwhelming. This month I wanted to share with all of you some of the items that I am currently drooling over and now need to wipe up my computer hehe =). But truly I am really excited about all of the fun colors that have most of the country counting down the days till Spring. Hope you all enjoy and can’t wait to see what you all think.

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Floral Shirt/Jean Shorts/Red Flats/Lady T-Shirt/Cheek & Lip Stick/Blush Bag

xoxo

Val

Current Faves and Newbies!

Hi everyone! So much for me sticking to my new years resolution of blogging every week ugh! I’m so so sorry guys! You have no idea how crazy life has been(yay moving!) Never the less, I am so excited to be getting this post in and showing all of you some of my current favorites and things that I have recently picked up. Some of this is from Valentines day and others are just from my weekend outings! I was so excited to pick up these lip smackers lip blams, it reminds me of being in elementary school and all of my friends and I comparing the flavors we each had hah (and they taste great too shhhh!)

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PRADA CANDY

The Prada Candy perfume is something that I had been going back and forth on for the longest time, so finally for Valentines day my beau decided to make the decision for me! How sweet I know haha but I truly love this softer sweet scent of this version of the Prada Candy perfume, its fun for everyday or that perfect amount of sweet and floral for a night out on the town.

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Last but not least is the new Nails Inc polish designed by Mrs. Victoria Beackham herself. I am OBSESSED with Nails Inc polishes and to have a color from VB lets just say it took just about a second to find it in my basket. I am a neutral polish lover all the way and this color is such a beautiful shade of milky white pink that I have been wearing for weeks now. She has two shades but I felt like I would have worn this shade more then the fun and vibrant orange shade she had. You can check out your local Sephora to give these shade a try before you buy! 

If any of you have been absolutely LOVING something lately let me know, I would love to try out some of the products that you cant live without =).

xoxo

Val

Amika Dry Shampoo

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I have found a new dry shampoo to add to my favorites SHOCKING I know! In my October Birchbox I received a mini sample of the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo(isn’t it the cutest!), and I have heard so many wonderful things about it but it is always so hard for me to commit to one without being able to try it. Honestly the second I tried it I was amazed by how well it worked. I have never in all my trials of dry shampoo used something like this. First off it smells like a dream and not an overly perfumed smell just a wonderful fresh and sweet scent. When you spray into your hair it does have a slight white finish like traditional dry shampoos but brushes out very easily, but my favorite part is how it made my hair feel. I often don’t like to touch my hair after using dry shampoos because of the chalky feeling that it leaves my hands but this was so incredibly light and my hair honestly felt as if I had just gotten it done at a salon. It was so silky and soft that I could easily run my fingers through my hair effortlessly. I think I may have found my new number 1 go to guys! The second time I used my sample I ended up ordering two bottles of it from birchbox. I know that if any of you try it you will understand just how unbelievable this stuff is. Any who, I hope you all enjoyed this and I can’t wait to hear from all of you! Talk to you soon!

xoxo Val

January Love With Food Box

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Hi everyone! I am so excited to be sharing my newest subscription box addiction with you all! This is my first box with Love with Food and I all I can say is that I am blown away! What is it is a monthly box that is packed with goodies for a foodies dream! What I love most is that for every box sent out they donate a meal to a person in need to help end hunger in America. If that doesn’t make it worth it then I don’t know what will! This month was all about food to help you “Live.Laugh.Restore” and these goodies are sure to do that! So far my favorites have been the Kettle cooked apples with raspberries, hibiscus and green coffee extract from Big Slice and the chocolate covered cocoa nibs from Britt. But todays lunch features the in shell almonds and Cassava Pops and needless to say I am counting down the minutes till lunch. I really hope you all enjoyed this little peak into my newest subscription and hope you all check out Love with Food for yourselves!

xoxo Val

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

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Trying new mascaras is always so much fun for me. I do try not to get crazy with it and try to finish one before getting another but you all know how that goes, when you see one that you just have to try its hard not to. Recently I tried the new Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara thanks to my friends at influenster and it has quickly become my go to everyday. If you follow me on instagram you will have seen that I have started my internship and therefore have very little time for me. I try to get the best makeup look I can in as little time as possible and I love how effortless this mascara is on my lashes. This is because of the new petal shaped brush and the moose formal that contains all natural beeswax that leaves my lashes coated but not stiff and brittle. I hate when I put on a mascara and it makes my lashes clumpy and I have to spend so much time combing through it just to make it look decent. Seems counterproductive if you ask me! I am so excited to have found a new favorite to add to my arsenal and with all covergirl products your getting such an awesome quality product that won’t break the bank! If any of you have tried this out or end up getting yourself one let me know how you like it!!! Talk to you all soon!

xoxo Val

Hopes for the New Year!

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Hi everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Ahhhhh can you even believe that it is 2015, I sure can’t but I know that this year is going to be a rockin one! Since January 1st means a new year is ahead I would love to share some of my hopes for the new year. I don’t like to set resolutions because like many others I feel like I never stick to them! So instead these are some hopes and goals that I will be working toward this year or just enjoying more =)

1. I really want to connect with you all on a more regular basis! I love getting to you know guys and I love writing as well but with school this last year it has been a non stop whirlwind. So I am going to try to dedicate set time each week to connecting and getting my fingers typing to share with all of you!

2. I want to travel more (who doesn’t) but truly there are so many places that I have said that “oh I want to go there one day” and this year I want to travel to at least one new place. Its such a passion of mine seeing and exploring new places and learning that I really want to allow myself to enjoy it! YOLO haha

3. As much of a positive person as I try to be I do have my debbie downer days. So this year I want to replace my negative thoughts with positive ones. And I know that is easier said then done, so what I have done is taken my favorite quotes, sayings and encouraging messages and written down on little sticky notes. I fold them up and put it into my Jar of Positivity an whenever I need one I will reach in and pull out some positivity! Fun right!

4. Lastly I want to be more open to trying new things. Either with beauty, fashion and even food! I feel like a lot of us get into routines of what works or just are too worried about trying something different that we all become stuck (hello I’m guilty of it!). So this year my hope is to every month trying something new and spice up my year.

I hope you all enjoyed those and I would love to hear all of yours! I think we all can inspire and support one another so if you are trying anything new this year reach out and I would love to know! Talk to you all soon and again Happy 2015!!!!

xoxo Val

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