Tuesday, January 29, 2013

{Kiss Nail Dress in Babydoll}


A few weeks ago, I received some Kiss Nail Dress nail stripes in my Holiday VoxBox. If your not familiar with the VoxBoxes or Influenster, check out my VoxBox review here and Influenster here. These kinds of nails stripes seem like a good idea however I had never gotten around to purchasing them before. So, as with almost everything in the VoxBox, it was a great opportunity to try something new. The nail stripes I received were called Babydoll. 
Right out of the VoxBox, I loved the 3-D design on these nail stripes. While putting these stripes on all of my nails at the same time is not really my style, I thought they would be prefect on one nail with matching (or contrasting) nail polish. When I opened the package, these stripes had most horrible chemical smell ever. The smell does fade quite a bit after a while... or maybe I just got use to it. Now, I have very short nails. I'm not sure these stripes are meant for shorter nails because I had quite an issue filing off the excess. In the end, I had to cut off the excess. Once the stripe was applied and I had nail polish on the other nails, I was very happy with the finished results.

*While I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster, the thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

{What had happened was...}

The Story of my Life: I went into Lane Bryant recently for a basic blue cardigan and walked out of the store with three pairs of shoes... and no cardigan. It was just meant to be because they happen to be having a 40% off Flash Sale that day. 

I have been looking for Black ankle boots for a while and these were perfect.
*I want this dress as well but it was out of stock.

I'm quite the sucker for houndstooth print. The store took the 40% off the sale price of $22.99. Score!

I admit I skipped over these studded flats at first. I love the studs but could not image styling them... that is until I saw a Sales Rep with them on. Love the way she styled them... will re-create very soon.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

{Wedding Wear}

Flats: Avenue | Dress: LYS | Cardigan: Ross | Necklace: Icing

Congrats to my little brother Willy and Madison!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

{Life since Thanksgiving via Phone Pics}


1. The BEST road trip breakfast food!
2. Finally ready to head down from the suite to the company's Christmas party. Good Times!
3. The morning after the company's Christmas party at the Wild Dunes Resort in the Isle of Palms.
4. Christmas themed doughnuts? Yes, please. 
5. Preparing food bundles to give out for Christmas.
6. The Hobbit!!! Finally!
7. The most AH-Mazing Carrot Cake cupcake EVER!
8. Quick OOTD: Boat Shoes: Shoe Show | Pants: IF | Shirt & Tank: Old Navy | Bag: Gift
9. Completely obsessed with these Cranberry Wood scented candles.
10. Gray OOTD: Pants: H&M | Tanks: ON | Cardigan: Ross | Necklace: BC | Bag: ???
11. A salted caramel hot cocoa? Without leaving the house?!?! 
12. What an amazing evening sky... seriously, no editing was done to this pic.
13. Absolutely love late gifts.
14. Attended my first Dessert Wedding Reception. Great treats!
15. Finally going through all of my pictures... and trying some different effects.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

{Holiday VoxBox 2012}

I have always been someone who likes hear/read a lot of reviews before buying things. When I first joined Influenster, thanks to a VoxBox review by Leslie on TheStyleSupreme, I knew this site would save me a lot of googling. Influenster.com is a place people come to not only share the good and not-so-good about products, but also news and experiences. Although, I was quite surprised to find I had qualified for a VoxBox so quickly, I could not have been more stoked to get it.
Here we go...

Kiss Nail Dress - Babydoll
Right out of the VoxBox, I loved the 3-D design on these nail stripes. While putting these stripes on all of my nails at the same time is not really my style, I thought they would be prefect on one nail with matching (or contrasting) nail polish. When I opened the package, these stripes had a terrible chemical smell. I'm not sure these stripes are meant for shorter nails because I had quite an issue filing off the excess. In the end, I had to cut off the excess. Note: I have very short nails. Once the stripe was applied and I had nail polish on the other nails, I was very happy with the finished results.

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine - 582 Nude York City
"It's pure pigment ingredients create a 3-D gloss effect while Vitamin E provides shine and moisture." On me, this lipshine turns out to be a glittery translucent gloss... which is perfect for everyday. 

Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal -  Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal+ 
As someone who always carries packets of Oatmeal in my bag for breakfast during the work week, I am a huge fan of these cups. Great flavors. No need run around the office breakroom looking for a spare bowl or cup. Great!

Eboost - Pink Lemonade flavor
To be quite honest, I did not try this energy powder. I do not use energy powders, dietary supplements, or even drink energy drinks. My sister, however, does use all the of previously listed items and was happy to try this for me. She found this to be a tasty drink with not much of an aftertaste (which I hear the aftertaste is usually a problem she has with these kind of powders).

Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush
This brush was created to remove excess water, detangle and style your hair at the same time. While this brush did remove some water, I do not feel this is a must-have for people with hair as course as mine. Unfortunately, the bristles were not strong/hard enough to go through my hair. Note: I have thick chemically relaxed hair. My sister and mother have both tried this brush. While my sister's hair is similar to mine, my mom's hair is quite a bit thinner. They both had similar results.

Sole Society
SoleSociety.com is a site that I was not very familiar prior to now. As a member of quite a few subscription service, I was not really interested in signing up for another one. Highlight for me: no membership fee! No remember to opt-out every month. So it took me less than a minute to sign-up. Any one who knows me knows I LOVE a good coupon code... and with $25 off my first purchase, it is making my purchasing decision difficult. There will be another post to come once I make a decision. 

Do you want to have some decisions to make too? Join me on Sole Society and feel free to use coupon code I'm using: INFLUENSTER25. Sharing is caring!

*While I received these products complimentary, the thoughts and opinions are my own... and my sister.