Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A SUMMER CAMPING PLAYLIST

If any of you have been wondering where I've been for the past week or so, well have no worry, I was out camping! Yes, four days of absolute relaxation. Let me tell you, being able to have no work to do or any cares was such a blast. We got to lay in the sun, feel the breeze on our skin, eat some delicious food and drink with good people. It was the most relaxed I've been in awhile and I'm so bummed that it's over with. The itch to go back out camping is already in full effect, so I'm really hoping that I can do it again this fall or next summer. I like how you pay tons of money to go and essentially live like a bum for a few days, but it's definitely a little more glamorous. So since I'm in a really relaxed mood right now, I figured I'd make a camping/summer playlist to get us through the rest of July & August. This mix is going to be more laid back, with haunting melodies and soothing voices. I'd totally listen to this while watching the sun set, sitting by the fire with friends and a tasty drink in hand. Enjoy, and make sure to follow me on Spotify for more playlists!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

10 CHIC SANDALS FOR SUMMER 2016

There is nothing that screams 'SUMMER!' more than footwear where you can bare your toes and feel the sun on your feet. Sandals are one of the most practical things to wear during this season, and I definitely consider them a summer staple + essential. I love that they have become such a piece of artwork as well, I mean these embellished sandals alone are worthy of being in a gallery! Sandals are so easy to wear, and come in so many varieties of colors and textures. Today, I thought I would share ten chic sandals that I've come across while on the hunt for a pair of my own. They will have people staring at your feet, not at your face while you're walking by. P.S. They're ALL budget friendly too.


1. iridescent slides, ban.do: $25
2. Sandals | Blue, H&M: $35
3. Hammpton Rose Gold Sandal, Steve Madden: $80
5. The Thea Crisscross Sandal, Madewell: $98
7. Shineon Open Toe Sandals, NineWest: $89
9. Ingrid Slide Sandal, French Connection: $50
Trends for sandals this spring and summer have been a lot of fun! One of my favorites for this year is the block heel sandal, as it is such a great way to dress up any outfit but your feet won't be dying while you're wearing them. For colors, I've noticed there are a lot of neutrals, iridescent shades and metallics. For shapes, I've noticed that slip-ons, mules, slides, fringe and lace-ups are the go-to trends. There's just so much to choose from! 
What are your favorite sandal trends this summer?
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Monday, July 11, 2016

THESE THINGS: GODDESS VOXBOX

Another post that should have gone out last week, but was too lazy to put together until last night. This box of goodies has been waiting to be reviewed since it first arrived on my doorstep, and I'm more than happy to give my honest feedback on each product I received. As Influenster states, I received these products complimentary for testing purposes. You've all seen me review these boxes before, so I was really excited once I found out I was picked for this campaign. I mean, who doesn't want a VoxBox that's called 'Goddess'? If you want to see what I was sent, and my honest review of each item, read on below!
Price: $4.30-$6.40
With a soft, seamless, flexible design to move with you and a light, clean scent so you can feel fresh.
Pros: Hardly ever leaks, has cute packaging, the scent is not overwhelming and makes you feel fresh for up to 10 hours.
Cons: Leaves a stain sometimes on underwear, if you happen to sweat in that area a lot. 
Rating: 4/5

Price: $6.99
Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner gently hydrates and nourishes skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E as it cleanses, tones and refreshes skin.
Pros: A great way to feel refreshed after a long day of foundation, a small amount can go a long way and it made my skin super soft.
Cons: Not a very pleasant smell, so you definitely want to use a little amount. I don't know if I'll be able to use this entire bottle..
Rating: 3/5

Price: $5.49 (for 9.7 oz. Size)
Finally, deodorant for your clothes! Downy Fresh Protect April Fresh In-Wash Odor Shield keeps you smelling great all over. Motion-activated fresheners neutralize bad odors with with a fresh scent as as you move through your day.
Pros: So I've used this once, and I can already tell the difference in the way my clothes feel. My underwear smells refreshed and renewed, and extremely soft. I also used some with my sheets, and I cannot wait to sleep on them. The scent is not overwhelming either!
Cons: Haven't gotten to the point where there might be a con, so let's hope it stays that way.
Rating: 4/5

Price: $4.99
Ultra nourishing lather instantly wraps each strand, gently cleansing with intense hydrated feel.
Pros: I'm always on the hunt for a shampoo & conditioner combo that will leave my hair hydrated and this was a pleasant surprise. After using a shampoo again and again that I had received in a previous VoxBox, I will not be surprised if the same thing happens with this version. It left my hair smooth and silky and received several compliments after a wash.
Cons: The conditioner was a little heavy, and I had to make sure my hair was super dry so it didn't leave wet patches on the top of my head. 
Rating: 4/5

Price: $1.49-$3.99
Cutex’s Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads are the quickest, most effective option for removing nail polish, as well as conditioning nails and cuticles in one step. This patent-pending formula, combines the power of acetone with the strengthening and nourishing of natural drying oils.
Pros: I will literally love anything that comes in a better version of it's previous self, and so I loved receiving these remover pads for nail polish! It makes removal so much easier and it truly was easy to remove the nail polish from all 10 fingers and toes. If you're on the go, just pop these into your purse and your set. 
Cons: Smell is a little overwhelming, but you can easily throw them away and it's gone.
Rating: 5/5

Price: $1.99-$2.99
Sugary Melon Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color. Toluene, Formaldehyde & DBP Free. Made in the USA.
Pros: Dries super quickly, vibrant and true to color of bottle. Easy to remove if you make a mistake.
Cons: Dries a little TOO quickly, if you know what I mean. You also need to do two coats to get the vibrancy of the color.
Rating: 4/5

Again, I received all of these products complimentary for testing purposes, and all opinions are my own. If you've never heard of Influenster, they are a website that host different activities and programs with a variety of brands that send out products to be tested. You then participate in campaigns to earn badges and snaps, so you can participate in future testing programs. If you want to sign up yourself, let me know and I can give you a referral!
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