Friday, July 31, 2015

July Favorites - Fashion Edition

July Favorites - Fashion Edition
Hey Beauty Bees,

The end of the month is here and all the monthly favorites posts are popping up. I have done many beauty favorites but  they have not changed that much since my last one. Today I wanted to share with you my fashion favorites for the month of July instead. From clothing to accessories check out what I have been wearing.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Natick Mall Haul - Summer Fashion Deals

Natick Mall Haul - Summer Fashion Deals


Shopping bags

Hey Beauty Bees,

Last week Chris and I took a trip to our favorite shopping destination, Natick Mall. Surprisingly, we actually had a purpose for this trip, to get Chris's cell phone fixed, but of course we left the mall with our arms full of bags. We decided to split up while he was at the Verizon store and I took off to all my favorite stores to check out all the Summer sales I knew were going on. 

Lucky for me, I did find some amazing deals during this trip and a lot of clothing pieces that I plan on bringing with me on our road trip next week. I paid full price for a few must have items but majority of my purchases were highly discounted. Before you check out this haul, take a look back at some of the other great hauls that have come from this amazing mall! :

Monday, July 27, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ipsy Bag July 2015 "Summer Lovin"

Beauty Buzz Trial - Ipsy Bag July 2015 "Summer Lovin"
Hey Beauty Bees,

This month Ipsy has brought us a bag full of "Summer Lovin" products. There was an array of amazing looking products and I am here to share what came in my bag. I got my bag extremely late this month but I was still able to get a couple days in of testing before doing this review.

If you are new to Ipsy and would like to learn more about how this monthly subscription works, you can check it out here.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The 50 Random Facts Tag

The 50 Random Facts Tag
Hey Beauty Bees,

I have been reading some new blogs today and I came upon this really interesting tag called "The 50 Random Facts." I thought it would be an awesome way to share more about me to you guys. These facts are in no particular order, but just want came to mind that I thought would be interesting to share. Here we go:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My Top 10 Favorite High-End Beauty Products

My Top 10 Favorite High-End Beauty Products
Hey Beauty Bees,

Urban Decay, Benefit and Too Faced all have one thing in common...they are luxury cosmetic brands. These are brands that tend to cost a pretty penny for each product but are usually well worth it because of their quality. If you would have asked me what high-end beauty products I had in my makeup collection two years ago, I would have shown you a single MAC bronzer and a Caryl Visage lipstick, both of which were gifted to me.

Now a days I have added many more high end makeup products to my collection and continuously search for new ones. I am not saying anything against the drug store brands of the world because if you have seen my recent makeup collection tour, you will see that about 50% of it is actually from the drug store. I just recently have been branching out more into the luxury end of makeup and have been very impressed.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - Cate and Chloe VIP Subscription

Cate and Chloe VIP Subscription
Hey Beauty Bees,

This Summer my outfits have been consisting of very simple and breathable pieces, meaning you will be finding me in many loose tanks and jean shorts. I hate to give up my style of fashion for comfortability so in the warmer months I tend to accessorize more.  Jewelry helps you make a simple outfit more fashionable without having to add anything that will make you hot or sticky.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Urban Decay's Naked Smoky Palette First Impression

Urban Decay's Naked Smoky Palette First Impression
Hey Beauty Bees,

Today I am so excited to share with you my first impression of the newest makeup palette from Urban Decay - Naked Smoky. This product has been highly advertised and hyped over the past few weeks. I was so happy that I was able to get this beauty through the Urban Decay website on its release day! I literally stayed up until 3 am to make sure I did not miss out. Two days later when I walked into my apartment building, there was a box waiting for me at my front door. Before I could even get my shoes off I was already ripping into the packaging and swatching the 12 amazing colors.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Makeup Expiration Dates: Should I Save or Toss?

Makeup Expiration Dates: Should I Save or Toss?
Hey Beauty Bees,

When I was doing my makeup yesterday I noticed that certain products have been in my collection for a very long time. It got me to thinking about if they were expired or not. While I went through each type of product I saw a lot of different expiry lengths and jotted them down. Below is a chart of the average expiry date for each product type when it came to my particular collection.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - French Box

All the items that came in my box.
Bonjour Beauty Bees (Hey Beauty Bees),

Today I was given the opportunity to bestow a little French culture upon you through the subscription box, French Box.

They do not aim at being a typical beauty box but rather offer their subscribers to "discover France in your mailbox". 

Each box presents a selection of at least five beauty, lifestyle and food products from France (either produced, distributed or designed in France. They can also be from a French brand, popular in France or simply part of French culture). 

Price: $36.00
May 2015 French Box Cannes Film Festival
All the products selected for each box are based around a theme. The theme of this May 2015 FrenchBox is the Cannes Film Festival. Here is everything that was in my box:

Friday, July 10, 2015

Guest Post - Summer MVP's: Most Valuable Products by Kelsey Vickers

When summertime rolls around, I find that I become a lot more particular about the products I use. I tend to lean more toward a fresh face and using products that will keep me looking great all day long regardless of how hot it gets. These are a few of my MVP products that I NEED in my beauty kit during the summer - what are some of yours?

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Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray
Not only is this one of my holy grail beauty products, but it's something I can't be without during the Summer. I think we can all agree that keeping our makeup in place gets especially tough in hot weather, and this setting spray is probably the most important product you could use to keep your face from melting (not cute). 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Guest Post - Day Trip Essentials by Guilianna Marie

Hello Beauty Bees,

I’m looking forward to sharing a post with you on my day trip essentials while Linda is away. Since it’s summer, I tend to spend a lot of my time outdoors whether I’m at the beach, or at the mall, or even my college campus. Either way, chances are I’ll be out all day because my home does get boring- let’s be honest.
Guest Post - Day Trip Essentials by Guilianna Marie

Monday, July 6, 2015

My Gym Bag Essentials

My Gym Bag Essentials
Hey Beauty Bees,

Over the past few weeks, Chris and I have been getting back into going to the gym and getting into shape. One day while I was running on the treadmill my hair tie broke but was realived when I remembered I always keep extra on hand. I thought it would be a great idea to share with you what essentials I bring with me to the gym.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Beauty Buzz Trial - 2B Colours Cosmetics


Beauty Buzz Trial - 2B Cosmetics
Hey Beauty Bees,

I am one of those girls who could spend hours walking the aisles in Ulta and testing out different beauty items. Today's review is about one of the brands that I have seen on Ulta.com many times but have never got around to trying yet. 2B Colours Cosmetics is a brand for everyone who likes color and fun in their life. Based and produced mostly out of Europe this budget friendly brand has made its way to the Western Hemisphere.

2B Colours Cosmetics has more than 100 different colors of nail polish and facial products that will give you fresh new looks year round.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How to Style Floral

How to Style Floral
Hey Beauty Bees,

I have noticed over the past few months that I have been wearing a lot of floral items whether it be clothing, shoes or accessories. I absolutely love to wear color and floral brings in so much of it in easy to wear prints.

I did a post all about Spring 2015 Fashion Trends earlier this year and big florals was one of the most seen prints on the runway. Throughout this post you will see the different ways I would style floral with items all based in each individual store.