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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

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.

VB Nail Polish

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

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

Too Faced Candle Light Powder

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I know that I am a little late to thing product but hey better late then never right! I love new products just as much as any other gal but I don’t know what it is about over hyped products that makes me just a little reluctant. I kind of like to test it out a couple times and listen to my friends and favorite bloggers before I commit. During the VIB even I decided to take the plunge and purchase the Too Faced Candle Light Powder and I am so glad that I did! I am not an expert in contouring and highlighting by any means but I do like a nice glow to my face when I am going out to a nice dinner or even just to make myself feel good. This powder is so amazing I am almost sad I didn’t get it sooner! It gives such a beautiful glow and vibrance to you skin that people will think that you either walk around with this natural glow or you had an awesome nap! Its not too sparkly which I really love since I’m not huge into shimmer on my face and its so creamy for a powder that it doesn’t look chalky when you apply it. I like to brush it on right on my cheek bones and under my eyes but sometimes I even will dust some onto my eyelids for a nice subtle glow. I am so glad that I just bit the bullet and got this! If any of you have it and have a fun way to use it let me know I would love to try! Or just share your favorite glow powders!

xoxo Val

Lush Re-Stock

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I am a total Lushie, I think their products are so fun and work like a dream. After discovering their facial products a couple years back I have been hooked ever since and it is what I always come back to. I feel like I am always trying new products and some times they work and other times my skin is left in a total mess but I always can count on the wonderful products from Lush to balance my skin. After finishing off the last of my supplies of it I decided to re-stock on my favorites and share with all of you what I got. For my cleanser my favorite hands down is the Fresh Farmacy. I love this because it is a calamine based soap that really works at calming your skin and reducing any redness. There is also lavender to smooth dry areas and tons of tea tree to help clear up any blemishes! The toner I use is the Tea Tree Water which helps brighten dull skin and helps with any blemishes one may have (see the theme here!) and helps control your oil. Vanishing Cream is the moisturizer I have come to love because not only is it light but it uses witch hazel which helps to minimize and clear out clogged pores. One of my favorite things about the moisturizer is the scent, I am a hug lavender fan and one of the main ingredients just so happens to be lavender which balances out your skin.  Life can get crazy and hectic but thanks to all these awesome products my skin can be balanced and calm even if life isn’t! I would love to hear what some of your favorite products from Lush are or any suggestions as to what else I can try!

xoxo Val

Jamberry Nails

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I love doing my nails as a lot of you know by now and one of my friends on instagram Allison @ALLIFLWRJAMS introduced me to these awesome nail stickers from Jamberry. I have used nail stickers in the past but haven’t in a while so I was incredibly excited to be able to try these out. You get a sheet and it is enough for 10 fingers and toes (talk about a good deal!) and they last seriously forever, seriously mine lasted for over two weeks!!! Unlike traditional nail stickers you heat up the sticker to get it pliable and then apply it to the nail. This was a little difficult at first but thanks to Allison for sending me a video on how she applied them made the process a lot easier. I thought the print was so much fun for fall, muted colors that really remind me of changing leaves. If you love these or are interested in nail stickers that I would defiantly check these out and they have so many different prints its really hard just to choose a few! Follow Allison on instagram which has her contact information! Hope you all enjoy and I would love to see and hear about your favorite Jamberries!

xoxo Val

October Birchbox & Ipsy!

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October Ipsy

Its almost the end of October! Ugh can you even believe it, I feel like this month flew by!  I know this is a little late, I was having some website issues and then I was out of town but I wanted to share what I got in my October Birchbox and Ipsy this month. Both had products that I absolutely loved and I have to say this month I am SUPER impressed with my Birchbox since everything single product I got I ordered again! I hope you all enjoy these posts and I would love to see what each of you got and what your hoping to get in this months round of boxes! Talk to you soon!

xoxo Val

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