Sunday, November 30, 2014

Giveaway and Reader Survey

Hey, friends! I had a real post scheduled for today, but due to some technical difficulties, I had to postpone it. Until then, I just wanted to shoot a reminder out about two exciting things happening on my blog right now.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#GirlsCan with CoverGirl + GIVEAWAY

Hi, friends! Today I have partnered with CoverGirl to talk to you about something near and dear to my heart. This month, CoverGirl is donating $50,000 to Dress for Success, which for those of you who don't know, is an international not-for-profit organization that helps women who have been struggling get back on their feet. They do this by providing women with a professional wardrobe that can help them get back into the workforce, as well as teaching them the skills they need to find jobs and support themselves. Since their founding in 1997, they have helped more than 775,000 women around the world. They're truly amazing. Check out Dress for Success' website to learn more.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Birchbox: November 2014 Review

Hello, friends! My Birchbox actually arrived last week, but I've been buried in the usual pre-finals workload, so my schedule has been packed to say the least. But I'm really happy to be sharing my box with you today, so let's dive into everything! 

Rather than the usual pink box, this month's Birchbox came packed in a red box due to their collaboration with the organization (RED). This was their way of being thoughtful and giving back for the month of Thanksgiving. In case you don't know, (RED) is an organization that was founded to help fight against AIDS and HIV. The box is covered with HIV statistics on it. One phrase on my box says that "in 2002, 1,500 babies were born with HIV each day. Today, that number is down to 650." Thanks, (RED)!

Birchbox? What's that? - Birchbox is a monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription service. It sends 4-5 deluxe samples that are curated to your beauty profile. It is $10 a month, and has a wonderful rewards program, in which you can earn points for reviewing products and making purchases in the Birchbox Shop. You can then redeem those points for full-sized products! It's probably the best rewards program out there, in my opinion, which was one of the big draws in me signing up. If you're interested in subscribing to Birchbox, I would love it if you used my referral link. Thank you!

Monday, November 17, 2014

5 Products I'm Thankful For

Hi friends! This month's blog hop with the Beauty & Fashion Blog Community is all about stuff we're thankful for. And yes, we're thankful for our family and friends and food and everything, but today we're going to be a little shallow and talk about our favorite material possessions. Because it's almost Thanksgiving, and people always forget about it in favor of Christmas, which just isn't fair. So, without further ado, here are the five products I'm most thankful for this month. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Review: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

Greetings, friends! I have another review for you today. Today I'll be talking about the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask. You might have seen it in my Total Beauty Mystery Collection for June 2013 unboxing (aka The Total Crapbox), but like many products that I receive, they go into the stash until I'm ready to take them out and give them a good, solid try. I used a skincare regimen from Boscia awhile back, so I was excited to try this mask. Without further ado, let's get on to the review! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review: Adovia Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Hello, friends! I hope you had a nice Halloween. Now that it's starting to get cold in Boston (we went from having a prolonged summer to living in 46 degree weather), it's time that I start changing up my skincare routine. Usually, in the colder months, I like to be armed with a heavier moisturizer that can restore some hydration to my dry skin. After testing this product out daily for two weeks, here are my thoughts on it:

(Psst: I did a review of one of Adovia's eye creams back in July, so check that out if you're interested.)