January 2018 Daily Goodie Box

Happy Thursday loves!

It has been a while since I got to do a Daily Goodie Box, so I’m glad I got the opportunity to receive my first 2018 Goodie Box!  I really liked this box  because there’s quite a bit of goodies that are great to use.

Beanitos White Bean Chips- Sweet Chili & Sour Cream: It’s high in fiber and has 6 grams  of protein in a 1.2oz package. I’m not so sure about this one, there’s an weird bean aftertaste but as for the flavor, it’s a little spicy. (A good thing!)

Raw Rev Glo-Double Chocolate Brownie Batter: It’s a bar with raw superfoods with 12 grams of protein, 14g of fiber and 4g of sugar. I have yet to try this but can’t wait till I have an early shift at work to eat this! I mean think about it: chocolate for breakfast while it’s got superfoods and healthy. 😀

Bizzy Double Shot Black Coffee: It has 130 to 150 mg of caffeine, cold brewed, ethically resourced, and BPA free. If anyone knows me, there’s a reason why this might be the best thing in this box! I’m definitely using this during one of my morning shifts at work!

* Herbal Zap-Ancient Ayurvedic Herbal Blend for Immune Support: It is an instantly dissolving herbal supplement which has 14 concentrated Ayurvedic herbal extracts. I don’t usually open products before I take pictures, but this was an emergency! I got back to work (after being off for 2 months) everyone was sick! No way am I getting sick in the beginning of the year. Anyways, I digress. It had a peppery and spicy taste to it.

EBOOST-Spruce Energizing Whole Greens with a Smart Shaker v2lite: It has 3 servings of whole veggies with 6 grams of fiber and is non-gmo. This one is Green Apple Ginger. Is it just me or you do sense a theme with this box?! I love it! FUN Fact: There’s natural caffeine and antioxidants from whole coffee cherries! It’s nice to get a mini shaker that I can easily take to-go while going to work.

napz all natural short-term sleep aid: I usually feel a bit iffy about sleeping aid but from what I can see, it’s non-habit forming and it’s drug free. Ingredients include: chamomile extract, passiflora extract, lemon balm extract and hibiscus flower extract. I’m very interested to see if this works! Mind you, I’ve only used a sleep aid once in my life.

Andalou Naturals Beauty is Renewal Face Cream: It’s a probiotic and Vitamin C cream that uplifts tone and texture to a lighter, tighter, brighter looking appearance and a luminous complexion. I can’t wait to try this!

Nellie’s All Natural Wow Stick Stain Remover: Remember this? This is my second time receiving this stain remover. It’s a simple stain remover, just wet the Wow Stick and rub gently onto the stain. Then just agitate the stain under water and voila, you’re done! I just love this scent, it’s a citrusy scent.

As I finish typing this up, I realized something! New Year New You healthier goodie boxes! What do you guys think?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mani Monday: CND Vinylux Weekly Polish “Dark Lava #110”

Happy Monday loves!

Hope all had a great weekend. 🙂

Did you know that CVS now sells CND Nail polish?! Well, I first saw it a few months ago but finally purchased a polish to see if it was worth the hype. Let me tell you, there’s a ton of shades of these polishes! It costs $10.50, a little expensive then usual but hey, you know I just love trying new polishes.

I got the CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in the shade Dark Lava. It’s a shimmery dark purple with a red tone and also a bit opaque.

I think I’m a big fan of wine colored polishes for the most part!

What do you think? 🙂

CVS Sheet Mask Haul and Deal!

Happy New Years loves! I hope 2018 brings all your dreams and goals come true!!

So this is my first ever post of 2018 and I couldn’t think of a better deal to post!

You know me, I’m always looking at the skincare products at CVS and go figure. They have had so many clearance sales on most beauty products. I came across a few Korean sheet masks that were only $0.75 cents! FYI they are called the Crème shop.

I would think it’s on clearance due to the holiday sets and scents.

I bought 3 of them just to try out:

An Elf’s Workshop Resveratrol Sheet Mask: Anti-age and plumb

*Resveratrol boosts collagen levels to keep skin firm and youthful.

B12 Complex Infused Face Mask: It brightens sullen skin, combats dry, cracked skin and reveals healthy radiance

*B12 is an essential vitamin known to reduce redness, inflammation, dryness and dullness of skin. It improves overall complexion and tone.

Limited Edition Fushion Sheet Mask Pumpkin Spice (Cinnamon): The Benefits of 2 masks in 1!

*Pumpkin’s superpower: Pumpkin enzymes help boost skin turnover to reveal a fresh face and a rejuvenated complexin.

*Cinnamon’s superpower: Ultra-absorbent. It neutralizes oily skin by soaking up excess sebum. It also helps thwart future breakouts and blemishes.

So really, think about it! You usually can find sheet masks for about 2.99 each and you’re only paying 75 cents?! I think this is a major steal! 😀

 

 

News Quickies Youtube Review

Happy Wednesday loves!

How’s everyone’s Christmas shopping coming along?! We’re only a few days away from Christmas 2017!

I’m here trying out something new: reviews on Youtube channels. To kick off this idea, lets take a look at News Quickies.

Do you just ever get tired of watching the news and getting an overwhelming amount of information? So much that you don’t know what to listen to anymore?

Well, you’re in luck then! Stephanie Martinez a five-time Emmy nominee reporter based in Los Angeles and is the voice of News Quickies. Think News Quickies as a video version of theSkimm.

The best part is that you’ll know the latest news going on in the world in less than 90 seconds without having to turn on the TV.

Here’s a few ways of connecting with News Quickies:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Patreon

 

Revlon ColorStay “270 Stiletto”

Happy Monday loves!

Can you believe we’re only 2 weeks away from Christmas!

I’ve been in the mood for darker nail polishes since Christmas are coming up! So then, I opted for Revlon ColorStay in 270 Stiletto. It’s a beautiful black cream polish which works perfectly for the holidays, especially if you add an accent nail with a glitter top coat.

What do you guys think? Any other nail polishes I should look into?

Sweater Weather Tag

Happy Thanksgiving loves!

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy that meal with loved ones!

I’m changing things up for the holiday season. 🙂 A tag post for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

SWEATER WEATHER TAG QUESTIONS:

1. Favorite candle scent? If we’re talking about Bath and Body Works, then I’d have to say Eucalyptus Spearmint. Now if we’re talking about any place..that would be from Ross. I have one that’s called Scentsational Candles in Bold.


2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? Umm can I chose all 3?! Iced coffee in the morning, tea in the evening to unwind before going to bed. As for hot chocolate, it would be during the winter season especially while reading a book!
3. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? I would have to pick winged eyeliner personally for me just because I don’t know if I can pull off dark lips. I’ve barely gotten into berry matte lips. (More on that in an upcoming post!)
4. Favorite Thanksgiving food? I’d have to say mashed potatoes and ham, smoked turkey when there’s an opportunity lol.
5. What is autumn weather like where you live? Classic California weather! One day it’ll be chilly the next day, it’s 95 degrees! Just like today. I honestly can’t wait til it actually becomes chilly! I do remember a few Thanksgiving that it was raining. Very rare though :p
6. Most worn sweater? It was a purchase from Meryvns if anyone remembers that!? It was a black cozy long sleeve sweater that I’ve have worn a little bit too much!
7. Must-have nail polish this fall? Oooo I don’t think I have one in the moment! But I have been looking into CND Vinylux that I found at CVS.

8. Football games or jumping in leaf piles? Even though I’m older than most, I’d have to pick jumping in leaf piles. Shockingly I’ve never jumped in a leaf pile! That’s another one on my bucket list.
9. Skinny jeans or leggings? Again, I’d have to say both! Leggings for the days where you don’t want to wear skinny jeans. We all have those moments where sometimes the skinny jeans are too tight? Or is that just me? I’d wear skinny jeans for social events or dates.
10. Combat boots or Uggs? I’d have to go with combat boots. I feel like Uggs is a beginners step into boots.
11. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? I think it depends where you go! I personally prefer Starbucks pumpkin spice frappacino. I’ve tried the iced pumpkin spice latte but I don’t know how it went wrong.
12. Favorite fall TV show? I’m going to have to go with Gilmore Girls! I blame my best friend for that one! I mean it’s got coffee, food and books. What’s not to like? Oh and a little trivia about Gilmore Girls: you remember how Rory and Loreali always drank coffee? Well in fact they were drinking hot chocolate!
13. What song really gets you into the fall spirit? It’s not exactly a fall song but every time I walk into Starbucks, they’re playing Last Christmas. That song is so darn catchy, it doesn’t matter who is singing it. Either it being Taylor Swift or Wham, I love this song.

14. What’s your favorite fall scent? Hmm hands down, anything with a hint of cinnamon! Walking into Michaels or any other store and all I can smell is cinnamon!

 

 

Get to Know Me Tag: The Beauty Blogger

Happy Thursday loves!

I’ve been wanting to do a Get to Know Me Tag “the beauty blogger version” for the longest time! So I thought I’d do it today 😀

I actually found this tag from Katie at the From My Vanity and liked the question so why not!

1.  Is your hair naturally curly or straight?  Oh its naturally curly. When I was in college, I’d straighten it often as compared to now. I’m trying to get enjoy my natural curly hair and I’m having fun trying out natural products.

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon? First time I ever dyed/highlighted my hair was at a salon. However after that, I just dye my hair at home: a reddish brown shade

3. Do you do your own mani/pedi at home or go to a salon? To be honest, I’ve only had my nails done once at a salon. Never had a pedi at a salon either. That’s one of my goals before the year is over!

4. How often do you change your nail polish? Hmmmm, I’d say about every week or so but sometimes you just need that break and let your nails breath.

5. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer? For me, I’m always updating my nail polish on my toes. I just don’t like having my toes bare lol.

6. How long does it take for you to do your makeup? Umm, it depends! It can range from 10-30 minutes. It depends on how glam I want my makeup and what I’m doing that day. On a simple day, a little bit of moisturizer, BB cream, eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara and maybe a light lip balm depending on my mood.

7. What do you do first? Eyes or face? I’ve been trying to start applying the eyes first just because there’s always a tendency of fall out. So the days I remember, I’ll do the eyes first. However though, I would put moisturizer and primer first before anything.

8. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it? Ooh that’s an effy one :p If I see a sale going on and I love that product, I’ll buy it just because it’s on sale! Either way, I’ll use it eventually! For example, I already have the L’Oreal Voluminous Paradise mascara but I saw it on sale, so I bought it. I don’t plan on buying beauty products without using it. I was at the mall recently and ran into a makeup store and they were selling their individual shadows for $5! I don’t know about you, but thats pretty cheap so I had to buy it. And guess what?! I still use it!

9. How often do you use false lashes? I’ve only worn false lashes probably 4 times in my life and 2 of those were when I was in beauty school! I’m more of a mascara kinda gal.

10. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday? No, not every day. Just the days I feel like it or have a get together with some friends.

11.  Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family? Yes when I’m in the creative mood. Also if I have a get-together with extended family, I’ll wear makeup!

12. Will you leave the house without makeup? Sometimes yes and no. When I haven’t had a good night sleep, I’ll wear makeup. If I’m at work at 5am, 99% of the time, I won’t wear it.

13. How many high-end products do you have? Hmmmm…Does Urban Decay and Origins count? lol If yes, then I’ve got about 8. Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette, Origins Mattifying Moisturizer, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume and Kat von D liquid lipstick. I’ve even have 2 Betsy Johnson purses.

14. . Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?  For the most part, I plan my OOTD when I’m getting dressed. But when it comes to events or a date, then yes I’ll plan it!

15.  How often do you change your handbag? I’m actively growing my handbag collection but at the moment, I’ll change it about 4 times.

16. What’s your favorite skincare brand and/or makeup product at the moment? I’m loving the Bliss Triple Oxygen skincare line. Just a little tip, you can find expensive brand names at Marshalls and TJMaxx. I’m also loving the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette!

17. How often or when do you workout?  I’m probably the worst when it comes to working out. I try to go to the gym 2-3 times a week and if I can’t, then I’ll take a walk in my neighborhood.

18. . Left handed or right handed? Lefty! When I was studying at the university, they actually had seats for lefties.

19. How tall are you? I’m 5’0 🙂

20.  Do you speak any foreign languages? Yes I do speak Arabic. I understand it more than speaking it but you know what? At least it’s something. Just a little sneak peek: Ezayek means how are you in the feminine term. :p

21.  How many pets do you have? At the moment, I have one dog. He’s a daschound pitbull mix and such a sweetie pie!

22.  How often are you on WordPress? A few times a week ranging from once a week to 4 times a week.

23. Do you read comments posted on blogs? Yes of course, I love reading people’s opinions!

24.  Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts? Yes, from blog posts, Instagram and Youtube

25.  How did you come up with your blog name? Hmmm, I wanted something unique and something to match me so this is how I got it. Blooming since I love florals. Beauty because of course anything beauty wise! I included Bites becaise I’m such a foodie and plan on posting more food blog posts!

26.  What kind of camera do you use for your photographs? I actually use my iPhone 7 camera at the moment.

27. What photo apps do you use to edit photos? I use A Color Story on my phone and while I’m on the computer, I use Fotor and Picmonkey.

28. What time do you go to sleep and wake up? Oooh, this is a tough one. When I’m working, I’ll try to sleep by 10pm-11pm and wake up about 5am or 6am depending on what time I start. On my days off though, I’ll sleep late and attempt to wake up by 8am or 9am.

29. What’s your favorite color? Umm, I actually have 3: silver, black and pink.

30.  Do you swear? I try not to, but it happens.

31. What are you doing with the rest of your day? Run some errands and then off to a Book launch for “The Mask of Masculinity” by Lewis Howes! Extremely excited for that one!

Now first time ever to do this but I tag 5 other Beauty Bloggers to do this fun tag:

Arielle – With All My Affection

Brianna – Online Beauty Finds

New Lune – New Lune

Sydney Rose – Her Unusual Journey

Marione – No Strings Attached