Monday, May 23, 2016

This or That Beauty Tag

Hey Beauty Bees,

One of my favorite games to play with my friends when we were on a long drive or sitting around a bonfire was This or That. While looking through some different blogs, I noticed that their was a Beauty Tag that was full of This or That questions and I knew that I wanted to do it!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Beauty Buzz Trial - Perfectly Posh

Hey Beauty Bees,

Today I got the chance to try out a new brand of products called Perfectly Posh. They carry many different naturally based items ranging from skincare, hair care, soaps and body care. This company shares great products all over the USA through amazing Independent Consultants. I had the honor of getting in contact with Crista White who is a Perfectly Posh consultant and she sent me a whole bunch of product samples to try out for you today.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Spring Collective Haul 2016

Hey Beauty Bees,

Life has been super busy lately with my new job and a lot of events going on such as weddings, anniversaries, parties, classes and many many errands. Throughout all the crazy over the last few weeks, I have done a little bit of in store and online shopping. Today's post was the perfect opportunity for me to quickly share some of the great pieces I have gotten!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Influenster Bloom VoxBox Unboxing

Hey Beauty Bees,

I have been a part of an amazing website called Influenster, which is a community of over 1.5 million social savvy shoppers. This is a place where I come to read and give expert tips and reviews on a ton of different brands and products. One of my favorite features of this site is that they ship out thousands of exclusive VoxBoxes every month for free. There are also a ton of other amazing features of the website that you can check out here.

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Blush Tag

Hey Beauty Bees,

I am super excited for today's post because I get to talk specifically about one of my absolute favorite makeup products - blush! I was scrolling through some of my favorite beauty bloggers like A Little Dose of Makeup and Neon Blonde and noticed that they had both done "The Blush Tag". Both versions were different but it got me wanting to do it myself. I took questions from both and even added some of my own to share with you my love for blush! Also, you get to have a sneak peek into some of the different blushes I own.

Monday, April 25, 2016

7 Simple Additions To Your Daily Skincare Regime For Healthy Skin

When we say “skincare regime” we immediately think about our daily cleansing and moisturizing routine. We’re not going to talk about all that here because you’re probably doing them already. Instead, I’ll be showing you some useful skincare essentials beyond creams and cleansers.

A skincare regime basically refers to the things that you do to care for your skin. So, it can also include eating right and adopting a lifestyle that promotes skin health. Take a look at some of the simple additions you can make to your daily life for healthy skin:

1. Vitamin C – As Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants, it’s an essential addition to your daily diet. It can boost collagen production, helping you maintain healthy and supple skin. You can include vitamin-C-rich fruits and vegetables like broccoli, kale, grapefruit, collard greens, strawberries, parsley, and red and green bell peppers.

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Complete Guide For Women's Fashion

Sometimes we think that rats may be running the brains of people behind fashion shows. How else would you explain more than half the things that we see on the rostrum! That is why we propose you go with sensible fashion. This is a brand which is favored by most working women around the world. It won’t have you sitting uncomfortable and leave you with a bad case of ache in the evening. You do not have to become outright crazy to be called fashionable.

Fashion is about looking good and feeling good about yourself first and then anyone else. If you are uncomfortable at the end is the result really worth it. So, how to look good instead of following the catwalks and looking just outright weird? This is the eternal question, but more importantly it is the right question. We would suggest looking through the collection at American Eagle for some sensible fashion. However, there are three basic questions that you need to answer before you can bring out the best in you:

Monday, April 18, 2016

Trend Report Braids Mania - Guest Post by Peter Minkoff

Hey Beauty Bees,

I absolutely love braids and think it is the best accessory your hair can have! Today, I am sharing an amazing guest post by Peter Minkoff, who has actually written for Boston Beauty Buzz before. You can see his last post here - Best Themed Halloween Party Ideas.

Whatever the question may be, braids are now the ultimate answer! You need to learn how to make them as soon as possible as this is the hottest trend of the year 2016 which is bound to make you stylish in any occasion. A fun night out, strolling along the city, going to work, you name it!

It all started a couple of months ago when celebs started rocking them and the world went crazy about them. In January 2016 it was Kim Kardashian who amazed the world with her stylish boxer braids. Soon there was a hype over them and we saw Cara Delevigne nailing her edgy look with tight up-do with braids.  The magnificent Stella McCartney was the highlight of the British Awards when she nailed the look with a single side braid. 

How to Style Them and Make a Perfect Braid

Making your hair look thicker and fuller is the key to any good hairstyle. Furthermore, you need to get a perfect hair brush which will make your hair ready for braiding. You need to brush your hair carefully to make sure there are no knots and tangles. Then, decide what kind of braids do you want and whether you will know how to do it or schedule an appointment at a beauty studio and be treated by professionals.
You can make a braid in no time. After brushing your hair, make a side parting. You will need to have to split the hair into three sections. Grab one outer part and cross it over, then grab another part from the other side and pull it to the middle and just repeat it until you have used all of the section hair. To get a firmer braid pull harder or to make beautiful boho braids – be light on your hair and make it loose. You will need to have a hair band to secure the braid.

One of the most common braids is the French one which you can easily make. Just follow the French braid DIY tutorial and enjoy your perfect new style. It is great for sweltering heat that lies in head of us, as you will look both stylish and free from hair causing you trouble in the hot weather.

If the French one is too basic for you and you feel like spicing up the braid game a bit, go for the Dutch braid. Follow carefully the Dutch Braid tutorial and you will look posh in a couple of minutes. 

What to wear?

So, once you have figured out what kind of braid you want and you have made it, there is just one thing to take care of – the matching clothes.

Those of us who are in love with boho details will love matching the loose braid with it. Boho braids are great for early spring and summer as they make you seem romantic and fun while being so stylish. There is no more boho hairstyle than braids! So be sure to mix and match the right pieces to fulfil the look.
For the summer months you will need to check boho inspired women’s swimwear. The lovely 70s vibe swimsuits will perfectly match your braids and you can enhance the look by rocking a lot of statement jewelry. Match your favorite bikini top with a vintage denim short and a oversize sweater for those chilly summer nights.

As far as the day look, you could wear a white dress with a boho kimono to look stylish. Do not forget wedges and a half moon bag to make your outfit super stylish!

If you feel like nailing this boho trend at work, wear colourful dresses or a suit with boho Dutch braids and you will feel super-confident and relaxed as there will be no hair getting in the way in front of you.

The new braid trend is here to stay so you should find the right one that is just your thing and learn how to make it. This spring and summer you can look really boho if you go for the braids and matching details. We love it!

Friday, April 15, 2016

My 23rd Birthday Haul

Hey Beauty Bees,

As most of you already know, my birthday was this past week and I did one of my favorite things to ring in another year of life - shopping! Being apart of many free retail loyalty programs, I was gifted with a ton of birthday freebie coupons and gift card rewards to use toward a purchase in store. I was originally going to do just a very basic haul but after sharing the above photo on Facebook with a caption explaining I only spent around $20 for everything shown, I got a huge response. A lot of you were asking me to "share my ways" with you so that is exactly what I am going to do. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Happy 23rd Birthday to Me!

Goodbye 22, Hello 23!

Another year has gone by and I am one year older! I am super excited to put up this quick post and then start celebrating my birthday to the fullest! First, I want to thank everyone who has already been wishing me a Happy Birthday. I truly appreciate every single person who has taken the few minutes to send me a text, call me up or write me a Facebook message.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hair Straightening Tips featuring Irresistible Me

Hey Beauty Bees,

If you have ever checked out my Instagram page (@bostonbeautybuzz) you will see that I love to straighten my hair. Sleek and straight is my go to look and I am always looking for new products or tips to use. Today I wanted share with you some of the best tips I use every time I straighten my hair as well as an amazing tool that I have been loving lately.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Beauty Buzz Trial - Secret Glamor Bag

Hey Beauty Bees.

I have been doing a lot of subscription box reviews lately but I just really love them because it is like getting a surprise gift in the mail every month. This week I am reviewing the Secret Glamor Subscription bag. In this bag you will receive 5 or more random full size beauty products, such as foundation, lipstick, mascara and nail polish from popular brands. If that isn't enough to get you excited, you also receive a little baggie that has some jewelry in it!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Beauty Buzz Trial - Mirenesse Cosmetics

Hey Beauty Bees,

A cosmetic brand that I have been intrigued by just sent me an AH-MAZING goodie box full of make up products to review. Mirenesse Cosmetics is an Australian brand that has become a world wide best seller through their online site and TV home shopping. From their extraordinary makeup products to impressive skincare, this brand mission is to make all women feel beautiful and good about themselves.

Monday, March 28, 2016

My 23rd Birthday Wishlist

Hey Beauty Bees,

We are just a couple weeks until my 23rd birthday and I have already noticed myself mentally counting down the days. Ever since I was a little girl I always got overly excited when my birthday came around. Now that I am getting older, that excitement is definitely still there but is more toned down. Instead of dreaming of colorful balloons, wrapped presents and birthday cake, I like to think about spending a whole day of doing stuff that I love to do like spending time with my loved ones or going out to new fancy restaurants. With life being super busy lately, (especially with starting a new job, which I will dedicate a post to in the future) it is hard to plan birthday activities. however I will try to take time to have some birthday fun.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Ultimate Easter Basket for Beauty Lovers

Hey Beauty Bees,

Easter is this weekend and having worked in retail for many years, I constantly see the last minute scrambling shoppers putting together Easter gifts just days before. I wanted to make it easier for anyone looking to make an Easter basket for someone who is a huge makeup and fashion fan like myself. I did a very similar post last year on my blog which you can read here if you want even more gift ideas!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Beauty Buzz Trial - Scratch Nail Wraps

Hey Beauty Bees,

We are one day into Spring and I have already been playing around with a lot of bright nail polish colors. If you did read my "Top 5 Spring Nail Shades" post, you would know how much I love pink polish and feeling girly. Today I used a pink polish for my nails but also added a little extra flair with Scratch Nail Wraps.

Scratch nail wraps are screen printed on a thin adhesive with 5-free polish inks. With tons of different themes and designs to choose from, we know that each wrap is designed by some amazing artists. They are available in their shop and are included in their Monthly Mani Box

Monday, March 14, 2016

2016 Spring Fashion Wishlist

Hey Beauty Bees,

Every other day the weather has been fluctuating between Winter and Spring. One day I am bundled in my Winter coat and boots and the next shedding my layers for just a light Spring jacket and cropped jeans. With the tease of warmer temperatures in the air, I have been slowly pulling my lighter clothing options out of storage and including them in my daily wardrobe. However, with a new season comes many new options in stores! Here is a list of some of the fashion pieces and accessories that I have had my eye on.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Beauty Buzz Trial - BioRepublic Facial Masks

Hey Beauty Bees,

Today I am doing a review on a brand that I have tried once before and loved. I received one of the BioRepublic Skincare bamboo fiber masks in a past Ipsy bag and since then I have always wanted to try out some other products. Lucky for me, I was able to get in contact with one of the founders of this brand and he offered to send me some products to try out.

If you have not heard of BioRepublic Skincare before, here is a quick bio-graphy:

Monday, March 7, 2016

Younique Product Review with Brianna Dawn

Hey Beauty Bees,

There is a makeup brand that has taken the world by storm and has been getting a lot of attention in the beauty and online world. Younique is the first direct sales company to market and sell almost exclusively through the use of social media! They sell everything that you will need to help you "Feel Beautiful - Look Beautiful - Be Beautiful Inside and Out".

I have been very interested in getting my hands on some sample products to see what the whole uproar is about. Lucky for me I have an old high school friend who has jump started a very successful business in selling Younique products! Brianna so graciously sent me some samples to swatch and test out for you guys and I have been impatiently waiting to finally share with you what I think.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Products Ive Used Up

Hey Beauty Bees,

In the month of February I have used up a lot of products and I finished them all around the same time! I originally planned on doing a favorites post this month but for the first time I have enough empty containers to do a "Products I Have Used Up"! Here are the items that I loved, liked, or just wanted to finish off before getting something new. I will also let you know if I plan on repurchasing it.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Spring 2016 Collective Beauty Haul

Hey Beauty Bees,

The other day while I was cleaning up my makeup vanity I noticed that I had a stockpile of different products that I have been collecting to blog about. I decided why not do a collective beauty haul since I have not done one of these in a while. This is an easy way for me to share with you what products I am going to be trying out for Spring.

This is going to be strictly a haul post as I have not tried out any of the products yet beyond swatches. If you are interested in me doing an in depth review on any of the following items, let me know in the comments and I will make note to do one in the upcoming future. Also feel free to let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of it.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Top 5 Spring Nail Shades

Hey Beauty Bees,

This is the time of the year that I just wish for some warmer weather and for the days to be extended with sunshine. I think we can all agree that we are over the snow and freezing weather, and ready to shed our bulky coats. Thankfully, Spring is just around the corner and one of my favorite parts of changing seasons is being able to switch up my beauty and fashion routine. 

The easiest change to make is our manicures and is as simple as choosing a different color. I am a huge trend searcher but when it comes to my nails I honestly just choose what colors I like. I usually stick around these 5 color shades when I am looking for a Spring polish. Check out each shade and some of the polishes I choose from my nail polish collection below.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Beauty Subscription Boxes You Need To Try!

Hey Beauty Bees,

At my place, every month is Christmas! Well not really, but it can definitely feel like it when I check my mailbox and see a pretty wrapped subscription box waiting to be opened. Subscription boxes are a great way to try out new products for a fraction of the price and they come in so many types and themes. You can find boxes that are based on makeup, fashion, food, pets, crafts, fitness and many other lifestyle themes.

I usually go for the beauty related boxes and I wanted to share with you some of my favorites among all the boxes I have been able to try out over the last couple of years. Here are my top 10 favorites! 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Guest Post - New Accessory Trends You Need To Know About

Hey Beauty Bees,

Today I am back with a guest poster who has written for Boston Beauty Buzz before. Amy Mia Goldsmith wrote the post Popular Fashion Trends Around the Globe. Today she is here to talk about the new trends when it comes to accessories. Enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2016

100 Beauty and Fashion Blog Post Ideas

Hey Beauty Bees,

When I flip through my blogging binder I have a special section where I kept a master list of post ideas. As I blog all about beauty and fashion, you can imagine what the topic of this list is. It has taken me quite a while to compile this list of topics and I for one know how much of a struggle it can be to consistently come up with new ideas. Today, I have copied down 100 of the beauty and fashion blog post ideas to help you get through that dreaded bloggers block. I hope you have a notebook and a pen nearby because I hope this can help you out with some ideas for your own blog! Here we go...

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentines Day Outfit Ideas

Hey Beauty Bees,

Valentines Day is this weekend and I know many of you are trying to figure out a very important question. What will I wear? Now I know that everybody has different plans this year and whether it be going on a fancy date with your significant other or treating yourself to a special day out or even just hanging out on your living room couch, I wanted to give everyone some ideas on what they could wear.

I have put together two different outfits for each "date" category that I mentioned above. Each outfit is designed with pieces totally from a specific store. Enjoy!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentines Day Gifts for the Beauty Lover

Hey Beauty Bees,

February is here and the holiday of "love" is next weekend! Valentines Day is all about appreciating the people that we love whether that be your significant other, a friend or even yourself. Now although Valentines Day is not just about presents, many people like to treat their loved ones to show just how much they appreciate them. Like last years post, I put together a guide dedicated to helping you pick out the perfect gift to give this Valentines Day.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Beauty Buzz Trial - Lilee Box

Lilee Box
Hey Beauty Bees,

I have come with a subscription box review that I think everybody is going to enjoy, Lilee. Lilee is a curated monthly luxury beauty and lifestyle subscription box featuring full-size products. Each box contains around $120+ worth of amazing goodies ranging from jewelry to makeup, hair care and skincare, stationery, small consumables and just about any other fabulous product that they can fit into this magnificent pink and black box! 

Friday, January 29, 2016

How to Make Hair Look Thicker or Fuller

How to Make Hair Look Thicker or Fuller
Hey Beauty Bees,

I know that I am not the only person who suffers from this, but my hair is on the thinner side and tends to look like its stuck to my head. I usually straighten my hair but some days I like to make my hair look more voluminous, even if it is straightened. For years I have been using some of these tips to help make my hair look more full and thick and today I wanted to share them with you.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Beauty Buzz Trial - Thread + Flourish "FlourishBox"

Hey Beauty Bees,

A new subscription box made its way into my mailbox this past month and I wanted to share it with you. I received the Thread and Flourish subscription box and this every-other-month box can be yours for $39.95.

Friday, January 22, 2016

My Winter Night Routine

Hey Beauty Bees,

New England has finally welcomed "Winter", by this I mean the snow has started to arrive. During Winter time I tend to spend my evenings inside where it is warm. Over the last few weeks I have gotten into a "Winter night routine" that I do after dinner, up until it is time to fall asleep. Each and every night there are many steps and products that I use to get myself from the dinner table to under the covers and today I am going share with you what those are.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pantone Colors of 2016

Hey Beauty Bees,

With a New Year, comes new trends! "Annually, Pantone declares a particular color 'Color of the Year'. The results are published in Pantone View, which fashion designers, florists, and many other consumer-oriented companies purchase to help guide their designs and planning for future products." This tradition has been going on since 2000 and we have been graced with some amazing shades.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Beauty Buzz Trial - Goody Gorilla Subscription Box

Hey Beauty Bees,

I love my beauty products but I also love healthy snacks! With a lot of people using their New Year resolutions to getting into shape or just eating healthier, I found a great subscription box just for that!

Monday, January 11, 2016

3 Things You Need to Learn About Minimalism

In a world where more asks for more, the minimalist look is a refreshing take on clutter-free style. Minimalist style is modern, it is clean and it exudes an effortless approach to fashion. From Sara Donaldson's blog Harper and Harley to Sabrina Meijer blog afterDRK and so many more, the minimalist take on fashion is being put at the forefront and given a new light on how beautiful this ostensibly simple style is.

Unlike other fashion looks, the minimalist one requires more thought, as the no-fuss choices mean you cannot simply throw things on in an eclectic manner as a boho fashionista would, instead, you have to have pieces in your wardrobe that speak to the minimalist style in themselves.

There are a few things you have to do if you want to become a minimalist style star. Starting out by looking at what you already have in your wardrobe is a good idea and once you have things sorted out, invest in a few good basics - solid colored long sleeved tops and pants. There is more that you can do to rock the minimalist look and the following are three tips to help you transition into a minimalist in an effortless way.

Sticking to black, white and grey is not the only option
The biggest misconception when it comes to minimalist style is that one should only stick to wearing black, white or grey. While it is common to see many minimalists stick to these three colours, it does not mean other colours are out of the question. Rather than choosing the colours others have associated with minimalism, take the time to choose which colours work best for you and invest in pieces that show your preferences off in solid colours.

Stick to one, maximum two, colours in an outfit
When it comes to building your look, minimalist style requires that you stick to one, maximum two colours in an outfit. Go for a stunning black dress, like these dresses from Designer forum, mix a nude skirt with a white crop top or go for a white on white ensemble. You can go for blush from head to toe or you can mix grey and orange to make a colour statement. Whichever colours you decide to wear, make sure that the clothing pieces you choose are in solid colours to exude that minimalist trait.

Aim for the architecture
The best thing about minimalist style is that it allows us to play with the architecture of the clothing. Devoid of bold patterns or florals, and having a solid colour showing every edge, every stitch of the piece of clothing, means you can wear pieces that have more of an architecture to them. Invest in tops that have bold shoulders or an asymmetrical shape; choose skirts with structured pleats and pants that are statement pieces in themselves. Make sure that you dont stop at wearing these pieces only for formal occasions, instead, rock them for day looks as well!

Author Bio: Regina is a fashion expert who enjoys empowering others by sharing what she knows. Read more about her fashion hacks on Designer Forum.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Best Beauty Products of 2015

Happy New Year Beauty Bees,

Another year has come to an end and as we say "Hello" to 2016, we need to give recognition to all that was good in 2015. Just like last year, I want to go through my makeup vanity and show you all the beauty products I have loved and used a ton in the past 365 days. Some of these products may be ones I have been using for years or recently come upon them in the last few months, but all of them are on this list for a reason!

Let the Best Beauty Product Awards of 2015 begin!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Boston Beauty Buzz 2016 Update!

Hey Beauty Bees,

We are a few days into the New Year and I have been thinking a lot about where I want to go with my blog as well as my life. With all my immigration paperwork finally in order, I will be a lot more busy in my life with searching for a job and starting college.

I had to make the decision if I wanted to continue my blog and how I would go about fitting it into my now busier schedule. It has been almost 2 years of consistent posting and I could not see myself just ending it abruptly because I have had so much fun and made so many relationships through this experience. With that I have decided to continue my blog into the New Year but with a new schedule.

I will be eliminating a day from my regular three weekly posts. Mondays and Fridays will be the two days that I will be able to commit to each week. From time to time I will post three times a week, with the third post being on a random day. This year I really want to work on the quality of my writing and only having two posts a week will help me from rushing pieces and put my best effort into each. 

I am so excited for this year with all the post ideas I have thought of and all the company reviews I have lined up. I also can not wait to shine the light back on some of my older pieces of work that I think a lot of my readers enjoyed for any new audience members!

My readers are a huge support and I love hearing back from you guys on each and every post as well as on social media. You guys give me a lot of inspiration and I would love to get some feedback on post ideas you would like to see this year!

Thank you to everyone who read Boston Beauty Buzz in 2015 and I hope you enjoy continuing to read in 2016!

Monday, January 4, 2016

What I got for Christmas 2015

What I got for Christmas 2015
Hey Beauty Bees,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa spoiled you greatly!! I had an amazing time spending Christmas with my Husband and family. I know this haul has been very postponed with all the traveling I have been doing and dealing with winter storms plus getting sick! The craziness has finally calmed down and I've finally gotten some spare time to snap some pictures of some of the gifts I got this year.

I absolutely love reading blog posts and watching Youtube videos of Christmas Hauls. With that said, I am in no way trying to brag or show off.  This is simply sharing with you the gifts I am so appreciative and grateful to receive from my loved ones.