Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Blogmas 12 - Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Hey Beauty Bees,

We are at the day before Christmas Eve and I wanted to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone and their families!! I hope you all have a great time and enjoy spending time with family, eating yummy food and enjoying all the presents you receive.

I hope you enjoyed Blogmas 2015 at Boston Beauty Buzz with all the gift guides, tags and other Christmas related posts! I had a great time writing and sharing all the different posts. This is my final post for this years series and if you missed a day or two, all the posts will be listed below.

I cannot wait to spend time with my family and celebrate the holidays with them, which I will be sharing on my Instagram: @bostonbeautybuzz. With that I just wanted to let you guys know that I will be taking some time off from blogging! I will be posting a Christmas gift haul sometime next week and then I will be starting fresh at the beginning of the New Year.

Leave me a comment below with any ideas of posts you would like to read going into the New Year. Also let me know what Santa got you this year or link me to your own Christmas Haul if you put one up.


Merry Christmas Beauty Bees and Have a Happy New Year!!


Don't forget to check out the other posts in my Blogmas Series:

Monday, December 21, 2015

Blogmas 11 - The Christmas Tag

Hey Beauty Bees,

Last year I had so much fun creating my own Christmas Tag because I was able to share more about how I spend my Christmas each year. You can check it out here. This year I wanted to do another Christmas Tag with a collection of questions that I found from some other great blogs and Youtube channels!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Blogmas 10 - Ipsy Bag December 2015 Review "With Love From Ipsy"

Blogmas 10 - December 2015 Ipsy Bag Review "With Love From Ipsy"
Hey Beauty Bees,

This is the last Ipsy bag of the year and I am super excited for it! December's theme is "With Love from Ipsy" and I definitely feel that they packed my bag with love with all the great looking items that tumbled out once I unzipped it. The card added was so cute with all the girls from Ipsy made into emojis!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Blogmas 9 - Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Hey Beauty Bees,

Next week is Christmas! I am getting super excited to spend time with family and enjoy all the festivities that come along with the holidays! Christmas morning is always so much fun opening presents and seeing what everyone got. My favorite part of opening presents is digging into my stocking! I absolutely love filling stockings for my family full of goodies that I know they will enjoy and I also love receiving them! 

Today I thought it would be fun to show you the type of items that I usually receive in my stocking. Hopefully this will give you ideas on what you could put in stockings that you are planning to give to others this year! These ideas are more based on a woman's stocking, but I am sure you can bounce off some ideas for guys too.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Blogmas 8 - Billion Dollar Brows Kits


Blogmas 8 - Billion Dollar Brows Kits
Hey Beauty Bees,

The last few weeks of December seem to be the most popular time for Holiday parties! Whenever I get ready for a Christmas party I always like my makeup to be on point especially my brows! The brand Billion Dollar Brows has a very similar belief! 

"Eyebrows are one of the most important features of our faces - and yet they are often the most neglected. We believe that beautiful brows are a right, not a privilege. Our products are priced fairly so that you don't have to break the bank to have Billion Dollar Brows."

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Blogmas 7 - 10 Ways to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

10 Ways to Get Into the Christmas Spirit
Hey Beauty Bees,

"57 Degrees. Clear Skies. 0% Precipitation. "

The date is December 12th and as I write this post, the weather is what I stated above. Not very Christmas-y. No cold to make us want to sip on hot chocolate. No snow to give us the constant reminder that Christmas is approaching. Without this reminder, there are a lot of people who are having a hard time getting into the spirit of the holidays.

I am here to save the day and give you 10 ways to get yourself into the Christmas Spirit!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Blogmas 6 - My Christmas Decorations

Blogmas 6 - My Christmas Decorations
Hey Beauty Bees,

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is the decorations. I love seeing them pop up after Thanksgiving around the city and in peoples houses. I always emjoyed helping my Mom decorate and put up the Christmas tree when I was younger. Now that I am married and have my own place, this year I finally have the chance to pick out my own decorations and set it up however I want.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Blogmas 5 - 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Recap

2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Recap
Hey Beauty Bees,

Last night was the night we have all been waiting a full year for. No, not Christmas eve, it was the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. With its return to Manhattan after moving for the first time to London last year, the Victoria's Secret Fashion show is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Aired in 185 countries, 47 models walked the runway, including Kendall Jenner and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Gigi Hadid, showcasing over 70 different looks with 6 themed segments.

With such an outstanding show last year, broadcasting some amazing performers like Taylor Swift and Hozier, Victoria's Secret had a huge feat this year to try and top it. Read on to get the full scoop on the whole show.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Blogmas 4 - Christmas Gift Guide for Guys

Blogmas 4 - Christmas Gift Guide for Guys
Hey Beauty Bees,

We are 18 days away from Christmas and have only 17 days left to shop for our loved ones. How are you doing on your Christmas gift shopping? I am pretty much done except for a few little stocking stuffers. On Blogmas Day 2 I did a gift guide for girls and like last year, I want to do a gift guide for guys as well.


If you are having a hard time figuring out what to buy for the men in your life, take a peek below for some ideas.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Blogmas 3 - My Christmas Wishlist

Hey Beauty Bees,

We are on day three of my Blogmas series and I am super excited for today's post. I will be sharing with you guys what is on my Christmas wishlist. It was really interesting comparing my wishlist from last year to this year. There are a few items that are similar but different brands but there is a lot that is completely different. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Blogmas 2 - Christmas Gift Guide for Girls

Blogmas 2 - Christmas Gift Guide for Girls
Hey Beauty Bees,

December is a really busy month for the shopping world and getting the perfect gift for that family member or friend can sometimes become extremely stressful. Even I have been struggling with finding certain gifts for some of my family members, but I always find gift guides a huge help when I am stuck.

I did a gift guide for girls, as well as guys, last year during my Blogmas series. You can see that post here. Today I wanted to do an updated guide for gift ideas with items that you will be able to find in stores today. Take a peek through the three sections (Beauty, Fashion and Miscellaneous) for some inspiration on what to get the ladies in your life.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Blogmas 1 - On The First Day of Blogmas

Hey Beauty Bees,

On the First Day of Blogmas...


It is the first day of December which means everyone is in full blown preparation for Christmas. I am the biggest fan of Christmas and get so into the whole swing of things very early each year. I have been dieing to start my Blogmas series since I started seeing little reminders pop up every where about the Holiday seasons such as my favorite mall setting up decor and seeing houses in my town putting up outdoor lights.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics

Beauty Buzz Trial - Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics
Hey Beauty Bees,

Although I wish I could be laying on an Island beach right now, I will just have to settle by staring at the beautiful Island features on the packaging of the Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics I received for this review.

This Canadian brand was built from a desire to help women, men and children who suffer silently from effects of cancer, burns, and scarring by utilizing makeup and paramedical tattooing techniques. Their motivating factor was to help those undergoing treatment to look and feel better while boosting their confidence and self-esteem.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday Sales

Hey Beauty Bees,

For the past few years, I have spent Black Friday among all the other excited shoppers, hunting for deals on Christmas gifts as well as goodies for myself. Every year has been the same process for me. At the beginning of November I bookmark all my favorite Black Friday Ad sites so I can easily check them every other day to keep up to date on what stores will have what sales. It always got exciting for me the week of Thanksgiving when anticipated stores like Sephora, Ulta and Victoria Secret start to share their sale ads!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Youtube Tag

Thanksgiving Youtube Tag
Hey Beauty Bees,

Thanksgiving is in just a few days and I am super excited to celebrate my first one being married and living in the State. While watching some Youtube videos the other day, I came upon a Thanksgiving tag that I thought would be fun to help share what I like/dislike and how I celebrate Thanksgiving.

Feel free to use these questions on your own blog or Youtube channel, and send me a link in the comments if you do.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Outfit Lookbook

Thanksgiving Outfit Lookbook
Hey Beauty Bees,

Next week all of America will be celebrating Thanksgiving with their turkey dinners (or whatever type of meals you serve on this Holiday). On Thanksgiving, we give thanks to the blessings we have received throughout the year, celebrate the end of the harvest as well as jump start the "Holiday season".

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner was choosing my outfit for the day. Every year was different depending on if I was in the mood to dress up or to just throw on a pair of yoga pants.

I put together 3 different looks that you could get ideas from to possibly wear to your own Thanksgiving dinner. 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ipsy Bag November 2015 "Beauty Blast"

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ipsy Bag November 2015 "Beauty Blast"
Hey Beauty Bees,

It is the time of the month where I share my Ipsy bag and this month is going to be a "Beauty Blast". The theme seems to be very futuristic and colorful to me. This bag was full of products that were very bright and eye catching, perfect for the month of November when the weather starts to make everything seem very drab and dull.

Monday, November 16, 2015

50 Blogmas Post Ideas

50 Blogmas Post Ideas
Hey Beauty Bees,

Half way through each month I like to look to the following month to schedule out what blog posts I will do. With the next month being December, the main theme for my blog posts will be aimed towards Christmas and the whole Holiday Season!

Since I know a lot of bloggers who are thinking of joining in on the "Blogmas" trend, including myself, I thought I would help everyone out by sharing a list of 50 Blogmas post ideas. This list is full of posts from gift guides to decor to Seasonal favorites. Take a peek and feel free to use some of the ideas for your own Blogmas run! 

Friday, November 13, 2015

What's in my Shower


What's in my Shower
Hey Beauty Bees,

As I reached for my shampoo this morning and worked the suds into my hair, I started to wonder if anyone had the same products in their shower. After I dried off and finished getting ready for the day, I searched some of my favorites beauty bloggers and YouTubers to see if they had a "Whats in my Shower" post.

After comparing products for a while, I thought it would be fun to share with you what I have been using on a daily basis while getting ready in the morning.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Benefit Cosmetics Real Cheeky Party Holiday Blush Palette First Impression

Hey Beauty Bees,

I am overly excited to share with you a product that I have been anticipating getting for over a year! I have always loved and wanted to try out the boxed powders that Benefit is famous for but I always turned the other way since I cannot get myself to pay almost $30 for a single blush or bronzer. Last year they came out with a limited edition blush palette for the Holidays which included 6 of the powders and the Watts Up highlighter. I remember being in a Sephora with Chris, holding the palette in hand but was once again second guessing myself on purchasing it. Both of us not realizing that it was a "Limited Edition" product, Chris decided he was going to get it for me for Christmas and told me to hold off. The next week before he was able to get it for me, they sold out everywhere. I was bummed but its just makeup so I just figured it was not meant to be.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Whats in my Purse - Fall/Winter 2015

Whats in my Purse -  Fall/Winter 2015
Hey Beauty Bees,

This past June I did a "Whats in my Purse" post where I showed you everything I carried with me on a daily basis. Today, I wanted to do an updated purse tour to show you what products I have in my current bag and share what I like to carry with me during the Fall and Winter time.

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Holiday Beauty Gift Sets of 2015

The Holiday Beauty Gift Sets of 2015
Hey Beauty Bees,

We are only a few days into November but I have been hearing Christmas carols on every other radio station and retail stores are getting into full swing holiday mode. I will admit, I am SUPER excited for Christmas this year for so many different reasons. In that regard, seeing all the Holiday beauty sets from different beauty retailers and brands have me biting at the bit to start swiping my debit card and entering my pin. 

These sets usually have a value way over their selling price, making them highly popular and anticipated during the Holiday seasons. With a lot of these sets being limited edition, I wanted to give everyone the heads up. They sell out quickly since they usually only have a limited stock, meaning no second guessing from you, if you want it you need to grab it right away.

I did some of the ground work for you and scoured the internet on some of the best beauty brands and retailers to find some of their most popular gift sets. Take a peek below and if you find something that you or someone else may like, click through to purchase. (**I am not affiliated with these brands and am not making any sort of compensation.)
Ulta
Ulta
Sephora
Sephora
Benefit
Tarte
Too Faced
Bath and Body Works
Lush
There are way too many gift sets to share from Lush, so you will need to head to their site to find out prices. What I have shown above range from $14.95-$57.95, but there are some up to $200+ dollars.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fall Fashion and Beauty Haul

Fall Fashion and Beauty Haul
Hey Beauty Bees,

The other night I made the mistake of going out without a jacket and I froze after just a few minutes in that 40 degree weather. The very next day I decided I needed to go out and find a new jacket for Winter time along with some other Fall/Winter items like boots, scarves and sweaters. After a few hours walking around my favorite mall, Natick, I had made a few purchases but was still without a coat in my possession. Luckily, I did find one that I liked and was in my price range but I had to order it online, along with a few other purchases that I made. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

October 2015 Favorites

October 2015 Favorites
Hey Beauty Bees,

The month of October has come to an end and November is beginning, bringing a festive Thanksgiving, an overwhelming Black Friday and a sprinkle of Christmas preparation. Before I can fully dive into the craziness of November, I want to reflect back on what made this past month so great. As I munch on a few last pieces of candy that did not make it out to the trick or treaters, I want to share with you everything that I loved and enjoyed from October.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Terra Bella Subscription Box

Hey Beauty Bees,

Big beauty brands such as Urban Decay, NYX and Covergirl have a huge place in my heart, but I also love to support local small business as well. Kate Gray, creator of Terra Bella Box, agrees! She created a subscription box to fill the need of beauty products to replace all of the store-bought products on her bathroom shelves that were full of chemicals, that may or may not be tested on animals, and that only serve to profit huge corporations.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Guest Post - Best Themed Halloween Party Ideas by Peter Minkoff

"Hey Beauty Bees,"

The end of October is finally here, so let's get the party started! Halloween madness has already begun, which means that carved pumpkins, spiders, bats and spooky costumes are pretty much everywhere around us. I really love this time of the year, simply because I can express my creativity in the best possible way. However, if you are somehow puzzled about throwing your own Halloween party, I can help you. Here are four ideas on how to choose a right theme, decoration and costumes, as well as food and drinks that all your guests will love. Check them out. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - "Total Intensity" Line from Prestige Cosmetics

Beauty Buzz Trial - "Total Intensity" Line from Prestige Cosmetics
Hey Beauty Bees,

From time to time, I really love to play with different shades and colors to create an interesting makeup look. I recently came in contact with Prestige Cosmetics and after a quick skim of their site, I know that their broad range of products would work perfectly to accomplish my beauty goal.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Marvin's Corner Handcrafted Food Jewelry

Hey Beauty Bees,

Ever since I was a little girl I loved wearing fun and interesting necklaces. To this day, I still love costume and other types of unique jewelry. 

I recently came across an online shop called Marvin's Corner that makes inedible food jewelry. It offers cute food themed necklaces, earrings, charms and more. The owner, Tiffany, designs and sculpts each handcrafted piece out of polymer clay and other materials. This company is based in a small town in Pennsylvania, USA, but ships domestically for $3.00 (free on purchases $25+) and internationally for $10.

Monday, October 19, 2015

My Cozy Fall Essentials

Hey Beauty Bees,

With cooler weather washing that last bit of Summer away, I have slowly been transitioning my home into a more cozy space to be in. I absolutely love every aspect of Fall; the pretty colors, the cooler weather, the fashion that comes forth and being able to redecorate for a new season. Today I wanted to share the 5 things that I like to do to make my home more relaxing and warm feeling for Fall.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ipsy Bag October 2015 "Alter Ego"

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ipsy Bag October 2015 "Alter Ego"
Hey Beauty Bees,

While checking the mail the other day, I was surprised to see my Ipsy bag so early in the month. I barely made it into my apartment before I was ripping into the pink mailer and swatching products. This month's theme is "Alter Ego" and I have to admit I was awed by the card that they always include. It really made me think of Halloween as well as reminded me of "Pretty Little Liars", which I am obsessed with.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Dia&Co Subscription Box

Dia&Co Subscription Box
Hey Beauty Bees,

I absolutely love to go shopping! Of course, that is nothing new to you since I love to share my hauls with you guys. However, I know that many people are not fans of going to the mall or have enough time to pick out pieces for their wardrobe, especially woman who are plus sized. For those specific ladies, this subscription box is for you.

Monday, October 12, 2015

My Pink Favorites for Breast Cancer Awareness

Hey Beauty Bees,

As most of you know, October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness. I did a very similar post last year about this where I mentioned the 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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Honeybee Gardens

Beauty Buzz Trial - Honeybee Gardens
Hey Beauty Bees,

I have been having so much fun playing around with a new brand of makeup over the past week and today I wanted to do a review on them for you. 

The cosmetics brand that has graced my makeup table is called Honeybee Gardens, which I thought is the perfect name for me to review since we match! This brand was created in 1995 by author and herbalist Melissa J. Buckley. What started as natural personal care products for her family made in her kitchen, blossomed into a profitable enterprise.

Monday, October 5, 2015

How to Style a Crop Top for Fall

How to Style a Crop Top for Fall
Hey Beauty Bees,

This Fall season has been pretty mild, in my opinion, compared to past years. I have slowly been pulling out some of my Fall clothing but their are a lot of Summer pieces that I am still able to wear. One of the favorite clothing items this Summer was crop tops and today I wanted to show you three different looks that will help you take that Summer essential and style it for Fall.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Haute Hips

Beauty Buzz Trial - Haute Hips
Hey Beauty Bees,

In my first month of blogging, I wrote about a subject that older generations would find "scandalous" and even some woman now a days feel too self-conscious or embarrassed to mention. I wrote about panties! You can check out that post here - A Not So Awkward Topic...Panties.

Recently, I was in contact with a subscription box called Haute Hips, which offers monthly or yearly subscriptions for underwear! I was super excited to try out a box and share with you what I thought.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Blog Post Ideas

Fall Blog Post Ideas
Hey Beauty Bees,

At the end of each month, I like to take some time to look through my calendar and schedule out what posts I am going to do. This is when I like to brainstorm what posts I can write for specific days or seasons within that month. Since Fall has just begun, I have been coming up with a whole list of Fall inspired posts that I can choose from for the months of October and November. Today I wanted to share some of the posts from this list for you to go to if you ever need some inspiration this season.

Monday, September 28, 2015

50 Shades of Berry

50 Shades of Berry
Hey Beauty Bees,

When I think of Fall colors, the first color that pops into my mind is "Berry". This can be in shades of red, pink or even purple. I have seen it in nature, but more often I have seen it in beauty and fashion. Lip shades have been revolutionized by the berry shades and I think it looks so pretty on anyone!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ipsy Bag September 2015 "Face Fashion"

Hey Beauty Bees,

It took me two whole days before I finally got to unpack the box that held my September Ipsy bag which was themed "Face Fashion". This months bag held some very good looking products for transitioning into Fall. I was only able to very quickly try out each product, so this review is going to be just a first impression of the products.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ulta Online Beauty Haul

Ulta Online Beauty Haul
Hey Beauty Bees,

**Before I get into the post, I wanted to share that we are finally in the new apartment and almost completely unpacked. I am hoping that I will be able to fall back into my regular 3 posts a week routine (Mon, Wed, Fri). Over the next few weeks, I am going to be working on decorating and furnishing my new space as well as setting up an office for myself to work from. I am planning on sharing many apartment and decor related posts as well as a full apartment tour once its ready. Let me know in the comments below if there are any specific apartment posts you would be interested in! Now on to the post...

Getting a new apartment and a fresh space means I needed some replaced beauty necessities. I figured the easiest way to get this errand done was to put an order online through Ulta, which by the way is my favorite beauty retailer, so I opened the site and started searching. Items like a new brush, alufa and nail polish remover were on the top of my list but we both know how easy it is to add extra items into your online shopping cart.