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Giving Lip

I have forever been a chapstick gal and I have to admit that it is probably because I am just so nervous to pick the wrong color. However, lately I have been inspired by some of my friends and fellow bloggers to step out of my comfort zone and give some lip colors a try. On a recent trip to ulta and the drug store I picked up some shades and decided to just dive in! I got several but these are ones that I have tried and actually really love, and what I love the most is that these are fun shades but they don’t cost a fortune.  Some of them are even fool proof like my go to Dior Addict Lip Glow, it goes on like a balm and the shade adjusts to the perfectly pink shade to suit your lips! It takes all of the guessing out of trying to fins the perfect baby pink. Hope you all step a little out of your comfort zone and give a lip color a try that maybe you were hesitant about, it may end up paying off.

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From left to right I got the L’oreal Paris Colour Riche Balm in Heavenly Berry, Dior Addict Lip Glow ( It actually enhances your lips natural color!!), Jouer Lip Enhancer, Revoln Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten ( P.S. this color is lighter in person and it comes out very sheer) and then Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon!

Hope you all enjoy and find these lip color as simply divine as I do!!!

xoxo Val

February Birchbox!

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If you haven’t seen it all over instagram already but this month Birchbox has teamed up with Us Weekly to bring us Red Carpet worthy products that will leave us looking and feeling like a movie star. I don’t know about any of you but I love award season, all of the beautiful gowns, men in their finest and perfectly polished faces and not a fly away hair in sight. And as soon as I can I am at my vanity trying to recreate those beautiful looks and thanks to birch box it is a little easier. Creating my own step and repeat with the products in my box ( because lets face it all of them deserve their time in the spot light) I have decided to share just how wonderful all of them are.

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To start off our red carpet spotlights is the newest fragrance from Juicy Couture. Now i have share that I have been a fan of the Juicy fragrance line since it came out and have owned every single fragrance that they have come out with and they never disappoint. The newest addition is La La Malibu truly smells like sunshine and thats because the notes of mandarin mixed with a subtle sugar make you feel like a red carpet beach babe without all the sand.

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On a red carport we can’t forget about your nails and this color changing polish ( yes you read that correctly it changes colors) from Ruby Wing in Kitten Heels will leave the crowds stunned. At first the polish is the most eye popping shade of pink that would leave barbie jealous but step into the sunlight and your nails will turn a heart stopping red. Something that sounds so amazing that only celebs could have you are able to try yourself, what could be more glam then that!

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Now if your on the red carpet giving all of your interviews you want to make sure your breath is crisp and clean, but not smell like you just swallowed a container of tic tacs. Meet your best friend from 32 Oral Care Effervescent Breath Crystals with IsoVoxy pretty much pop rock meets bacteria fighting breath mint, pretty awesome I know!!! These fun crystals use Zinc and Isovoxy to fight bad breath causing bacteria leaving you interview ready.

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Get ready for a power house hair product that not only protects your hair but will give you that mega war shine like your favorite celebrities! Being a huge fan of the Beauty Protect line shampoo, conditioner and the protect and detangle this new product to the cult like brand is the Beauty Protector Protect & Oil! Infused with Argon Oil this lightweight formula protects your hair from all that heat, styling and UV rays we subject it to getting camera ready. And what I love is that this is prabon free and cruelty free, who doesn’t love that!

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Last but certainly not least before we get our faces primped and glowing we need to make sure that we make our face a smooth canvas. Thanks to Birchbox who partnered up with the fabulous Dr.Brant to give us his most coveted Camera Ready Kit products including his Pores no More Primer.This sheer and lightweight powerhouse will instantly smooth the surface of your skin, minimize pores and absorb oil all night. So no need to worry if your shiny for your acceptance speech!

And thats all folks! All of the products any gal will need to either walk the red carpet or strut down the sidewalk in your most fierce outfit. Hope you all enjoyed and thank you so much for all of your support!

 

Bliss Spa Day

If you follow my Instagram then some of you will have seen that a week ago I spent the afternoon at the Bliss Spa in Ft.Lauderdale. This was my very first time to this Spa and to let you all in on a little secret I haven’t ever been to a spa before! So as a newbie I was on cloud nine the entire time to say the least.

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The Spa itself is inside of the W Hotel and right when you get out of the elevator the aroma of fresh and tranquil oils instantly relax you. After checking in and changing into the softest robe you could ever imagine I relaxed and waited for my massage therapist. I wish that I could have taken the room home with me, I loved all of the colorful decor from the red and blue nautical pillows to the coral inspired printed curtains. It really compliments the location of the spa which is right on the beach! They had an area with bite sized brownies, blondes, veggies, crackers and a platter of cheeses. To accompany the snacks they had lemon infused water and an assortments of my favorite teas; it was truly magical and I hadn’t even had my treatment yet!

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At Bliss I chose the Fully Loaded and it really is the works! It includes the most amazing facial with a fruit acid wash, oxygen wrap, a collagen boosting serum, a skin specific mask and their signature O2 blast! While the massage therapist is working her magic on your skin your hair is getting some love too. The Hair Dew treatment exclusive to the Bliss Spa’s that pumps your hair with essential oils and moisture that your hair craves. And to top it all off as your skin specific mask is soaking in your massage therapist is giving your neck, shoulders and feet a wonderful rub down. I told you all it was the works!! It was hard not to be relaxed after all of that love and was so sad when it was all over.

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I truly can not wait to go back and get pampered some more and I don’t think I could have picked a better place to get my first facial. If any of you are in the area or looking for a pick me up give Bliss Spa a try and I promise you will not be disappointed! And I loved the products so much I went home with some of my favorite treats from the day!

xoxo Val

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