Friday, November 28, 2014

Styling a black and white dress for a Christmas Party - Review

Hey Beauty Bees,

Have you ever found a shirt or dress that you loved that design of but wished it was a little longer or had shorter sleeves. At, they design the clothing item but you have full customization ability. I absolutely love this concept, because everyone has there own type of style and are able to wear the clothing they like in the way they want.

You choose the standard size of the item given or use a custom size that you add in all the specific measurements that fit your body. Then you can customize the sleeve length, dress length, neckline style, remove pockets or remove embellishments/embroidery. 

To my dress, I added a little bit of length to the bottom and changed the neckline to a v-neck.

As the Holiday season approaches I thought I would show you some items you can pair with this dress or any other LBD to make it perfect for any parties or festive get together you will be invited to.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Beauty Buzz Trial - Viviane Skincare

Hey Beauty Bees,

I do not know about you but my skin has been going insane since the weather has started changing. The cold air has been drying out my skin causing it to produce more oil in turn causing me to break out more.  This is where Viviane's Skincare Moistrio Trio has come in.

Balancing Moistrio™

Balancing Moistrio
Cleanse, tone, moisturize. Three minutes, three-steps, morning and night for a healthier, more youthful and glowing complexion.

Verdict: This set worked very well together and was not too harsh on my skin. I was extremely happy with the results it gave m skin, by balancing out the dry and oily. It did not help out my individual blemishes, which I just added my go to spot treatment for that, but it did help even out my skin tone especially on and around my cheeks which tend to get red or blotchy in the Winter.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Beauty Buzz Trial - Sweet Tea Polish Color of the Month Subscription "Happy Harvest"

Hey Beauty Bees,

I have been searching for some new nail polish brands and I came across one that you can buy individually or order as a subscription. 

Sweet Tea Polish was started by Darah Patterson, a busy mom of four boys and a lover of polish and sparkly things. She makes these polishes by hand with carefully selected pigments, micas and glitters. They are all five-free meaning they do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, camphor and dibutyl phthalate. 

Get the Color of the Month- 1 full size bottle in the color of the month, 1 mini bottle in a coordinating color and a free gift (look for bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories, nail accessories, etc).
1 month - $12.50
3 months - $34.00
6 months - $65.00

Friday, November 21, 2014

How to Curl your Hair with the Kiss Instawave

Instawave Features
Hey Beauty Bees,

Are you looking for an easier way to curl your hair? I found the ultimate tool for you. Kiss, the same brand that makes amazing nail products, has dipped into creating some hair products. The revolutionary KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful, long-lasting curls with just the touch of a button.

It is so simple and easy for anyone to use, from any angle, with any hand. It features a curl dial with left/right curl directions so you can have them going towards or away from your face. There are 2 heat settings with a low/high switch that goes to a maximum temperature of 420.  It is also amazing that it automatically shuts off after 90 minutes, a great safety feature for people who forget to turn off there hot tools.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Beauty Buzz Trial - Dazzling Box

Hey Beauty Bees,

I hope you are having a dazzling day like I am. I have found another subscription for you that you should try out, this one called Dazzling Box.

"Dazzling box offers monthly life style boxes that integrates beauty, skincare, and accessories etc. that will bedazzle your life! We like to say that every girl needs to be pampered! ...All of the products in our subscription services are high-end brands and quality, as we want to bring our customers with lower cost luxury. "

You can choose from two different sizes: Diamond Box ($48) or Pearl Box ($28)

I received the Diamond box and here is what came inside:

Beauty Buzz Trial - Blogger Box Beauty

Hey Beauty Bees,

I have found the ultimate beauty subscription box!! It is called Blogger Box Beauty and it is only $25. This curated beauty box comes in this awesome makeup bag that can fit a ton!

This particular box is called ItsMyRayeRaye Favorite Things Beauty Box. 

"This season, ItsMyRayeRaye is giving you a glimpse into her beauty wardrobe, sharing with you her beauty staples and must haves!  And we all know ItsMyRayeRaye loves a good beauty bargain, so no worries, these are products for beauties at every budget!"

Check out her Youtube channel here

I received 12 different beauty products in my box and here is what I thought.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Guest Post - 10 Makeup Products Every Beginner Should Invest In by Chocolatefrosst

I didn't really care much for makeup until I was a good 18 years old in fact I didn't care much for anything until then. It's not that I've never touched makeup before but what I owned and used was limited to compact powder, eye liner or a dab of gloss. So when the interest for makeup along with other girly stuff sprang on me suddenly with full weight I was really lost. I didn't know what products I should be investing in and how to use them. I figured in this populated world I am definitely not the only one so I came up with a list of 10 makeup products every beginner should invest in. While some of these are quite obvious, I figured when you're a beginner it is very important you own the basic obvious products before you plunge into spending your money on more 

1. A Good eyeliner pencil 

good pigmented eye liner does wonders and can bring out your eyes. You don't have to spend crazy amount of money on them but just check out a few before you zero in on your favorite. I recommend The Colossal Kajal by Maybelline, it's the best ive used and is very affordable. 

Beauty Buzz Trial - Conscious Box

Hey Beauty Bees, 

I am here again to show you a cool subscription box for all the people out there who enjoy all-natural and healthy products. Its called Conscious Box. Unfortunately, I am not home to test these products out myself since I am travelling, but my Fiance could not keep his little hands out of this box and has given me his opinion on almost every product to let you guys in on it.

all natural ingreadients 100% non-gmo
"Every month, we send products right to your door. From snacks to household products to beauty essentials and more, every box makes it easy to experience the purest, safest, most natural products on the planet. We work with brands who are committed to sustainable business practices and non-GMO ingredients. And with Vegan and Gluten-Free options, we help make sure you only get the products that suit you best."

There are three to choose from: Classic, Vegan and Gluten-Free. You can get any one of the boxes in a Plus($19.95) or Taster($9.95) size.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ipsy Bag November 2014 "Girl Meets Glitter"

Hey Beauty Bees,

It is that time of the month again. Our Ipsy bags are in and once again the excitement begins. 5 products picked just for us are waiting in beautiful themed bags for us to ooh and aah over.

For the month of November the theme was Girl meets glitter and we got products that either glittered, sparkled or shimmered. A perfect theme for the holidays that are approaching us fast. 

The makeup bag was all decked out in sliver glitter with a pink zipper. It was a Forever 21 Cosmetics for Ipsy, one of the bag products (not in mine) being lipstick from them.

Also check out some of my older bags: OctoberSeptemberAugustJuly 

Friday, November 14, 2014

How I Straighten my Hair with Giovanni Cosmetics Haircare

Hey Beauty Bees,

Today I am here to show you how I straighten my hair and the products I have fallen in love with that help me get the sleekest, smoothest style. The products I use are from a brand called Giovanni Cosmetics. There 2Chic Ultra Sleek line is perfect for ladies who like straight hair like me.

Check out there site here.

To start off, I wash my hair with the Ultra Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner. This set makes my hair so soft and silky with their Brazilian Phyto-Keratin and Moroccan Argan Oil formula that you almost don't have to use anything else with it. I love how well it controls the frizz that my hair tends to get  especially in the Winter. The shine it gives your hair is also a huge plus.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Guest Post - Winter Skincare - 7 Steps to Gorgeous Skin

Hey Beauty Bees,

As you read this I will be 25000 feet in the air on my way to my hometown in Canada. I will still be posting on my regular days during my trip but since today is travel day I figured what a perfect day to ask a lovely blogger to guest post for me. Cece from La Vie Cece has created an awesome post for you guys today about Winter Skincare!! Hope you enjoy it and don't forget to check out her blog too!!

At this time of year the days get shorter, the weather gets colder and my skin gets dryer. Living in the UK, I am very used to cold and wet weather but undoubtedly the winter wreaks havoc with my skin. Now winter is just around the corner, it's a great time to make a few changes to our skincare. I always take the opportunity to switch up my skincare routine and make sure I'm doing everything I can to keep dry skin at bay without turning my face into a big, over-oily, blackhead prone mess! Here's my 7 step guide to Winter skincare, if you suffer with dry winter skin some of these tips may help you back to a smooth, supple face!

1. Facial Time. At the beginning of the winter season I like to go for an exfoliating facial at my local beauty salon. I like to scrub away all that dead skin and have a nicely prepared canvass for the rest of my winter preparations. If you want to save some money (with Christmas just around the corner) Have a look at my DIY exfoliating facial scrub and mask here. I also have a full at home, salon style facial post coming very soon so keep your eyes out for that one!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ultraluxe Skincare

Mud Lavender Wash

Hey Beauty Bees,

We all have problems with our skin from time to time, but no need to get upset.

UltraLuxe is known throughout the industry as the true gold standard in age-defying, acne, scarring, discoloration and other skincare issues. They offer high performance luxury skincare, combining the world's finest ingredients with the most cutting-edge and advanced scientific technologies. 

With these few products, you can enjoy the benefit of luxury spa treatments in your own home.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Beauty Buzz Trial - Anthony Brands

Hey Beauty Bees,

Have you ever used one of your significant others products while in the shower? I have time and time again "borrowed" my Fiance's disposable razors when he buys a new pack. He gradually notices them disappearing. I am sorry, but men's razors are soooo much better then women's. I will also once in a while steal his shaving cream or shampoo if I have run out. If only there were products out there that we could share!!

Luckily, I HAVE!!

Anthony Skin Care
For over a dozen years, New York City-based Anthony Brands has researched and developed multiple personal care brands specifically targeted to meet the needs of both men and women. These brands include: Anthony, Shaveworks and Grandma Stelle's. 

Since I have been stealing all of Chris's showering products, I thought it would be nice to share these with him and get his opinion on each product.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sweaters Every Women Should Have In Their Closet

Hey Beauty Bees,

It has begun!! The temperature has been bordering freezing every morning and staying cold throughout the day. This can only mean one thing...SWEATER WEATHER!!

Sorry, I get overly excited during this time of year because as you all know (or just learning now) I have an obsession with leggings, sweaters and boots. I absolutely love wearing sweaters because there are so many types to choose from. 

I thought it would be a good idea to let you ladies know what types I have in my closet as well as types you should have in your wardrobe.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Beauty Buzz Trial - Zotos Professional 180Pro

Hey Beauty Bees,

I found a brand of products that cater to all types of hair types and problems!! Frizz, split ends, dry or damaged, they have something to help.

Zotos International, Inc., is a professional beauty industry leader that manufactures and markets a full range of hair care, texture service and hair color options for today's salons and salon professionals.

I tested out seven different products for you guys today.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Boston Beauty Buzz Q&A #1

Hey Beauty Bees,

I recently reached out to you, asking for some questions on any beauty or fashion related topics you have been wanting answers to. Today is the day I will be answering them and hopefully giving you as much advice as I possibly can. I got an overwhelming amount of questions so here are the ones that I found most relevant for this post.

What is your top tip on making those dark fall lipsticks last all day
I have two. First, I always start with moisturized lips as my canvas. Use a lip balm every night before bed to wake up to soft lips that will hold color. Then when applying your lipstick try using a lip liner in the same color first, outlining your lips as well as filling in with the liner. Apply your lipstick over top with a lip brush then blot lips with a tissue. Apply a second layer and then you will be set.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

October Favorites - Breast Cancer Awareness Edition

Hey Beauty Bees,

As we all know October was the month for Breast Cancer Awareness. The most known organization to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer is the National Breast Cancer FoundationI know many women in my life who have dealt with or are still dealing with breast cancer which makes this month and the organizations out there to help, very important to me.

Pink ribbons, and the color pink in general, expresses moral support for women with breast cancer. That is why this month's favorites will be all products that are the color pink to show my support to all those women as well as showing to you that you can help too.