Monday, March 30, 2015

My Perfect Easter Basket

Hey Beauty Bees,

This upcoming weekend is one of the best holidays in my opinion - Easter. 22 years ago my birthday landed on this holiday, making it my favorite as well as the reason why I love chocolate so much. I have always said the Easter Bunny blessed me with this addiction.

Now since the Easter Bunny likes to hop around leaving baskets full of goodies for everyone, I figured I would give him a heads up on what type of items us beauty lovers would like to receive this year.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ipsy Bag March 2015 "Floral Fantasy"

Hey Beauty Bees,

It is now officially Spring and I am beyond ecstatic. Even though in the Boston area we are still dealing with cooler weather, the snow is almost completely melted and it is making me more and more happy. This is my favorite season for multiple reasons; warmer weather, sunshine, Easter, my birthday and flowers!!

With all the different colors of Spring, Ipsy took that as inspiration for this months bag which they named "Floral Fantasy". I especially love how they designed the card that comes in every bag. Each girl was designed with a different floral background that went well with their makeup/hair looks.

Last month's bag was the best bag I had ever gotten, which you can check out here. I am hoping that this month will be just as good if not better. If you are new to Ipsy and would like to learn more about how this monthly subscription works check it out here.

Now this month's bag was so colorful with its floral design and Ipsy has been doing great at creating prints that match well with the bags theme. I thought it was cool how the four main colors from the above card made it into the bag. However, I am hoping that they can work on creating a different shaped bag like they have a few times in the past that made getting a makeup bag more interesting.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Different Way to Use Dry Shampoo featuring Batiste Dry Shampoo

Hey Beauty Bees,

In the Fall I did a review for Batiste Dry Shampoo and I fell in love with their Cherry scented hair product. I have been a huge fan of Batiste ever since I first started using their products a couple of years ago.

Today I have been given the chance to test out another bottle but in a different scent that I have yet to try - Blush. This scent is described as "the essence of femininity...the floral, flirty way to turn heads"

Ever since I received this product a couple weeks ago, I must have used it at least 5 times. This is the best smelling/working dry shampoo I have tried to date. 
I think it smells wonderful and leaves my hair smelling great all day long along with soaking up all the oil in my hair. It really is a great scent for Spring (which just started today, YES!!) and I have had many people ask me what perfume I am wearing, where I have to tell them it is just my dry shampoo.

I also really love this packaging. I love bright pinks and flowers, making this bottle the perfect display item on my vanity or in my bathroom.

With such a great product, I wanted to show you the different ways you can use it in your hair and out.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fashion in Movies - The Kingsman: The Secret Service

Colin Firth Spy Movie Inspires Mr Porter Clothing Line (Exclusive)
Hey Beauty Bees,

Last week Chris and I went on a date night to the movies. Out of everything playing we decided we wanted to see The Kingsman: The Secret Service. I had seen the preview multiple times at other movies and had been very interested in seeing it once it came out. I have to admit this was the best movie date night ever since we went to an earlier showing and we had the entire theater to ourselves.

Here is a quick snippet on what the movie was about:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Nuxe Paris Skincare (Round 2)

Hey Beauty Bees,

Last year I did a review for a company called Nuxe Paris. I really enjoyed there products and thought it would be interesting to come back and do another review on some new products from this brand.

If you want to check out the last review I did for Nuxe Paris or learn more about the brand you can click here

Nuxe Paris sent me 3 different products to test out and here is how it went:

Masque Crème Fraîche® de Beauté - $32
"A source of well-being and immediate freshness, this moisturizing mask with Plant Milks and White Blossom provides intensive moisturization for even the driest of skin. A rescue treatment, it provides intensive relief, instantly soothing skin discomfort."

My Review: While using this product for the first time, I could really tell how nice it was going to make my skin. After allowing the generous amount of product absorb into my skin for 10 minutes, like the packaged instructed, I noticed that my skin felt the softest it has ever felt. The formula absorbs into the skin very quickly, leaving your face and neck feeling very moisturized and soft. While I do not have dry skin, I still found this product to work very well for me and know I will continue using up the entire tube and consider repurchasing. I was also pleasantly surprised on how good the product smelt since most moisturizers or facial masques like this do not really have a scent. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring 2015 Trends: Accessories

Hey Beauty Bees,

We are on our last post of my Spring 2015 Trends series. In the past week I have talked about beauty and fashion trends but today I am here to talk about the accessories of the season.

If you have not checked out the earlier posts you can click here to read them now:

Nothing finishes off an outfit better then the accessories. You are going to need a good pair of shoes, a designer bag and some bling. I have chosen one trend of each of these categories to get you ready for Spring.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spring 2015 Trends: Fashion

Hey Beauty Bees,

I am back today to talk about the Fashion Trends of Spring 2015. If you haven't already, check out my last post on Spring Beauty Trends where I talked about makeup, hair and nails.

Fashion shows are where we get inspiration for what we can wear for everyday. Sometimes the clothes can be taken right off the runway and put right into our closet, but sometimes it is just the idea that is meant to be taken away. 

These 5 trends are ones that I saw most often throughout the shows and ones that can be easily added to everyday wardrobes.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring 2015 Trends: Beauty

Hey Beauty Bees,

Over the weekend was Day Lights Saving time, in turn we pushed our clocks forward one hour. With more daylight each day we can definitely say Spring is on its way, 11 days to be exact. This means that we need to get ourselves prepared for some new routines when it comes to beauty and fashion. Most inspiration comes from the fashion shows of the year and how those models look coming down that runway. We are meant to pick apart the different trends that come from these shows to put towards our own style for everyday life.  I have done the leg work for everyone and am here to talk about some of the many trends that came up for Spring 2015. 

Today is all beauty which includes makeup, hair and nails. Stay tuned this week for posts about fashion (Wednesday) and accessory (Friday) trends as well. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Tradesy: A Peer-to-Peer Online Marketplace

Hey Beauty Bees,

Do you ever look into your closet and see clothes that do not fit or that you do not wear anymore? Are you thinking of selling them? I found an awesome selling site for you.

Do you love luxury designers like Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Chanel? How about more in-demand brands like Victoria Secret, Forever 21 and Free People? Are you someone looking to buy these clothing or accessories for a steal? I found an awesome buying site for you.

Tradesy is a peer-to-peer online marketplace where women buy and sell new and gently used apparel and accessories. The websites fonder, Tracy DiNunzio, was compelled to simplify her life and closet many years ago. She wanted to find a safe place to easily sell her things to other women who would treasure them just like she did. After much hard work and determination, Tracy and her team officially launched Tradesy in 2012. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

My Favorite Sick Day Products

Hey Beauty Bees,

With all the travelling I have done in the past few weeks, it has caused me to come down with a cold. Stuffy nose, sore throat and an intense headache is what has been on my agenda the last few days. However, with all the days I have been skipping posting and all the extra time I have had laying in bed, I was not going to let a little cold keep me from my regular posting schedule. At the beginning of each month I usually do a monthly favorites, but since they have not really changed since my last beauty favorites post, I thought I would tell you about what kind of products I have been using while I have been under the weather. I have included beauty products, food and even what I have been watching on TV. Here are my Sick Day favorites.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Outfit Ideas for St.Patricks Day 2015

Hey Beauty Bees,

We made it to March!! Now hopefully Mother Nature's calender is updated too and Spring can start its course. As you know I live in the Boston area (check out my last post to read up more about this) and we have gotten hit with record amounts of snow.  I am ready to start seeing green grass and beautiful flowers popping up. 

Now to the point of this post. In March a fun holiday comes along - St.Patrick's Day. Now living near a city where this day is celebrated in a grand way because of it's Irish roots, I figured I need to dress the part. This got me thinking of different outfits that we could wear to parties, parades or just out and about for the day. I put together four different outfits that you could get ideas from for your own St.Patrick's Day Celebration outfit.