Summer 2020 FabFitFun Box

Hello Loves!

I’m finally back after a long absence, it’s been a strange year and a half as of late! But I’m back for good!

I’m back with a well needed new Summer 2020  FabFitFun box and these always excite me since I’ve upgraded to an annual subscription with more goodies in store!

dr. Brandt Do Not Age Triple Peptide Eye Cream $82 – 0.5 oz/15 g

Now that I’m in my 30’s, I have to start paying attention to my eye wrinkles, am I right? This could not come at the perfect time!

What is it? A lightweight hydrating eye cream that helps reduce and get rid of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.  For all skin types

Ingredients? Triple Peptide Complex-Palmitoyl oligopeptides, argireline and Vitamin C polypeptides which smooths the look of skin, reducing the appearance of deep lines and dark circles. Phospholipids, Ceramide 3, and shea butter helps strengthen skin, and replenish moisture levels. Caffeine, which helps to reduce puffiness and look of dark circles.

A Tip: Use it am and pm.

HydroPeptide Moisture Reset Face Oil $120 – 1 fl oz/30 mL

I’ve been getting more interested in using more face oils so again this was a perfect product to choose!

What is it: This is an antioxidant-rich blend of a dozen precious oils to look in moisture and helps the skin from environmental stressors (i.e. pollution) and free radicals.

Ingredients: flower extracts and avocado, pumpkin oils and rice bran extract

I’ve only used it a few times now but so far, I am loving it! It doesn’t give you a greasy oily feeling as it lounging on your skin. As for the scent, it’s a very light floral scent, it’s not very noticeable IMO.

How to Use: Dispense 3-5 drops in your hand. Using gentle sweeping and patting motions to apply to your face, neck. You could even use a few drops with your moisturizer, serums or even body lotions for an extra boost of moisture.

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream $65 – 1.7 fl oz/ 50 mL

I’ve been in search of a new moisturizing cream since we all have been wearing masks due to COVID 19.

What is it? A daily moisturizer to deliver hydration and help repair the skin’s natural lipid barrier. This is a gentle formula that instantly absorbs to create a beautiful and healthy glow.

Ingredients: Jojoba and avocado to help hydrate and condition. Aloe to naturally sooth and help calm skin. Grapeseed Oil and Vitamin and natural antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals.

I love this moisturizer as it has a very light consistency. It’s not too greasy at all and it really does remind me of a thicker type of milk.

Silked Satin Pillow Sleeve $29.50

In my opinion, you can never have too many pillow sheets, especially this one! I have heard that silk pillow sheets really do help with us frizzy hair girls.

What is it? It’s an open ended design that fits most standard, queen king pillows. 100% Poly Satin Charmeuse front while the back is 95% Rayon 5% Spandex that is non slip. It is a perfect traveling essential for covering those pesky hotel pillows. It prevents beadhead, hair breakage, dry and frizzy hair, prevents skin creases, fine lines and skin irritations.

WINKY LUX Uni-Brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil $16

A Univeral brow pencil that works with both light eyebrows and darker eyebrows. Who would have thunk it!! I had my doubts until I tried it on my eyebrows (I have dark brows) and I also tried it on my mom (she has light sparse brows) Well I can tell you, I’m a firm believer on this one!

What is it? A cool toned eyebrow pencil that works for most brow shades. The firm texture allows for maximum control, creating a universally flattering eye look everytime!

Pro Tips: *Increase your application pressure for darker toned brows. *Apply softer pressure for light-colored brows. *

Cali Cosmetics Foot Cream with Menthol in Tarocco $24 – 2.5 fl oz / 75 mL

We are slowly entering summer territory, so it’s a no brainer that we got a foot cream in our Fab Fit Fun Summer box.

*Fun Fact: Tarocco is actually a Sicilian Blood Orange*

Simply apply on to feet and massage from your heels to your toes. Use twice daily.

Spongelle Coconut Verbena Hand Cream $18

Another thing that you can never have too many of is of course hand creams. I probably have one hand cream in every purse I have!

This hand cream screams summer vibes to me! It’s infused with Spongelle’s signature scents and patented Salsphere ingredients, this hand cream will help sooth, nourish and hydrate your hands and cuticles. Especially after using hand sanitizer all the time!

Ingredients: Hyaluronic acid (women’s best friend), shea butter, argan and macadamia seed oils.

The Lyfestle Co. Beach Mist $42 – 4oz / 125 mL

Again, another great summer skincare product! As we all know, we need to always refresh and make sure our skin is hydrated especially in these summer months, this is where The Lyfestle Co. Beach Mist comes into play.

What is it? Soothing aloe combines with a cooling combination of mint and lavender which helps moisture and hydrate the sun drenched skin.

Pro Tip: Store it in the refrigerator for extra cooling effect!

The next 2 products were actually from the Add-Ons event. The Add-Ons event is where you can also purchase other products from the Fab Fit Fun store.

type: A Deodorant with Sweat Activated Technology in The Achiever Ocean Mint

I’m in the process of getting rid of all of my other aeresol deodorants since it’s bad for us ultimately. This is aluminum free! I first heard about this brand was a few years ago at an event. So when I saw this I just had to order it. The best part is the scent! It reminds me of the beach with a hint of mint. Okay okay, it’s not a hint of mint, it’s a bit stronger than just a hint! LOL

 Ouai Leave In Conditioner 

The very first time I heard about this and/or even tried it out was from my very first FabFitFun box that I signed up for. I’ve had it for about 2 years now, I still haven’t even hit pan yet. However, I knew I needed to reorder this just just in case I can’t get my hands on it again and for the price as well! At Sephora it’s $26 while I ordered mine for $7!

There’s something I just love about it! The scent, the formula of the leave in conditioner, how it just oomphs my curly hair.

 

 

 

Fall 2018 FabFitFun Box

Happy Monday loves!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Here we are, back at work on Monday! :p

I took the plunge in ordering the Fall 2018 FabFitFun Box when I received an email with $10 off your first box! Who can say no to that?

Let me tell you, I was not disappointed! There’s a mix of beauty, self care, fitness, jewelry, and accessories!

This box originally is $49.99 and it’s sent every season. In my opinion, this is a no brainer since the total value is $295!!!! :O I don’t know about you….But I’m sold! Another plus is that you can customize a few products which is also nice! Meaning: you have 3 choices and you get to pick one!

GLAMGLOW BUBBLESHEET OXYGENATING DEEP CLEANSE MASK (2 Pack) – $18

I’ve heard many great things about this brand, especially the mask! This mask will have you glowing! It’s a weekly bubble detox to put skin in it’s happy place. I haven’t used this one yet but they give you a 3D bubble experience!

Spongalle Body Buffer in “Freesia Pear” – $16

So I’ve never used a body wash infused buffer but hey it sounds and smells amazing!! You can use it more than just one time which is always great! It’s dermatologist tested and works for all skin types. It cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates and massages. Apparently the exfoliating massage texture changes to a soft, silky one as you squeeze it.

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream – $33

This for me is a classic. I love the scent and it’s so moisturizing! Created with Dead Sea minerals, this mineral rich hand cream instantly improves skin’s moisture level. It also smoothes rough, dry skin, and restores suppleness. I’m addicted to the scent FYI!

Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye – $40

So this is a vegan leather eye mask that has a removable, non-toxic cooling insert to keep you feeling and looking fresh. This would be great for days or nights where I have those nasty headaches. The adjustable straps offer a comfy fit while the beautiful metallic patchwork keeps you dreaming with the stars!

Summer & Rose Brittany Tote in “Navy” – $54

I’ve never seen anything like this before but it’s adorable and simple! Rope handles, stripes on stripes, and vegan leather, this is a tote where you should reserve a spot in your handbag collection! It also has two pockets, making it easy to carry around your essentials as well as it zips up.  It’s really a cute but especially for the summer season!

CYLO Cobra Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds in “White/Rose Gold”- $40

I’ve actually been looking for a Bluetooth for the past few weeks instead of just using Bluetooth Speaker, so this came at the perfect time! They’re chic and comfy Bluetooth earbuds which came with interchangeable buds. They also include the onboard controls and neck strap which helps you enjoy your music tangle-free.

CUSTOMIZATION 1: ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel – $33

This was one of the customization products that I could choose from two options. I’m a sucker for skincare, so that was a given! This is a rinse-off cream which is made with exfoliating papaya, milk protein, and antioxidant-rich vitamin E that works together to exfoliate and purify tired, lackluster skin.

CUSTOMIZATION 2: Crown Brush 6 Piece Brush Set in “Black + Rose Gold” – $75

This was the second customization that was offered. I have heard of Crown Brushes back when I was in my esthetician program but never had a chance to buy them. They’re made of 100% synthetic bristles, this 6 piece brush set has everything you need to perfect any look! Plus, it’s an easy way to travel with. The brushes include: Powder, blush, concealer, shadow, blending and eyeliner.

Sponsored: ApotheCARE Essentials

This is more of a extra bonus product and hey it’s haircare! I received the Vanilla Argan Oil Sweet Almond Shampoo and COnditioner. It’s refered to as ‘The Replenisher: intense hydration for dry hair”. I also go the Rosehip Oil Geranium Aloe Vera shampoo and conditioner. This one is called “The Booster: dynamic volume for fine + flat hair”.

There you have it folks! Now let me tell you, I don’t think I’d ever cancel this subcription box! As you can see, everything I received in total was more than how much I paid!

Pop-arazzi “Midnight Maven”

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you all are well! It’s been so long that I’ve last dropped in and say hi! I’ll be posting regularly after this post. Missed you guys so much!

When you sign up for CVS Beauty rewards, you get a free Pop-arazzi nail polish for your birthday. Who can say no to that! It’s free and you’re also getting cash back every time you reach $30.

Anyways, I digress. Since my birthday was last month, I got the coupon and ended up getting this lovely nail polish.

I’ve used this brand so many times but I haven’t bought one that it’s in the red shades. This one here is called Midnight Maven. It’s a beautiful wine red which only had 3 layers. After using my Seche Gel Top Coat, its already been a week and it’s still pretty strong!

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have you guys tried this brand before? I would love to know your thoughts!

Spicy Asian Wings

My first Throwback Thursday!

Blooming Beauty Bites

Hi loves!

I wanted to do a little Throwback Thursday for you!

Even though I posted this a few years back, I think it’s worth it to bring it back! I still make this a few times a month!

Shout out to Village Bakery for reminding me of this post!

I figured I would try something new out and post a few recipes that I love.

I tried making this spicy Asian wings sauce just for fun and ended up, I love making it now! It’s fairly easy and quick.

FYI: I usually just eyeball the measurements of the ingredients.

Ingredients:

1 lemon

1 Tbsp Sesame Oil

1 tsp rice vinegar

1/2 tsp of molasses (I used black)

1 Tbsp Kikkoman Roasted Garlic & Herbs Marinade (you can just use soy sauce)

1 Tbsp Pepper Sauce (I used Kakadu Wild Fire Pepper Sauce)

1 Tbsp Lawry’s Mexican Chile Limon marinade

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Nail & Bone “Nimbus”

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you all have had a great weekend, can you believe it’s already summer!?

I’m doing something completely different but I just love this post so much that I’m reblogging it!

Speaking about puppies and doggies, here’s a shout out to Dog Product Picker! Your one stop online store for doggie products!

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all had a great Super Bowl Weekend. I personally don’t usually watch the Super Bowl but like many people watch it for the commercials! What did you think of the commercials?

A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to BlushCon 2018. It was part of the Asian American Expo, and it was probably one of the biggest expos I’ve been to.

As I was browsing BlushCon, I came across a booth: Nail & Bone. First thing that came to my mind was it must be a nail polish brand that has to do something with dogs. I was right!

Nail & Bone is a nail polish company that gives 20% of their proceeds to pet rescue and adoption centers such as SPCALA  Friends for Life, Best Friends Animal Society and Greater Good Animal Rescue.  My heart jumped a beat when I learned about it.

The cutest thing about this company is that all the shades are named after famous influential people’s dogs! Ellen has one and even Halle Berry! Look at that puppy trademark!

The shade I’m wearing is Nimbus which looks great on an accent nail and if you’re feeling daring you could even use Nimbus as a multi-color glitter top coat. I used Julep in Jet as the base coat.

Did you want to know who owns this adorable Mini-American Eskimo dog? I’ll give you a hint: her first YouTube video was an Avatar Naa’vi makeup tutorial. She became a viral sensation and has more than 4.5 million subscribers. Last but not least, she’s well known for her transformation videos. Any ideas yet??….

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Promise Phan!!!

Btw: She actually did transform herself to Nimbus, his reaction was just too adorable! Check it out here!

Defy & INSPIRE “Next Season On”

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you all had a great weekend! It has been so hectic these past few weeks but I’m back for good! I have lots of ideas and plans for the next few weeks for this blog. 🙂

I think Target is going to kill me in the sweetest way and by that I mean by having Defy & INSPIRE nail polish line, only found at Target!

I’ve only bought one nail polish from that line until last week. I ran into this beauty called “Next Season On” and I know it was calling my name!

It’s such a beautiful blue-green with a copper-ish duochrome shimmer. I can’t get over this shade, I was kind of over the basic same colors I always buy. 😛

What do you guys think?!

 

Vali Hair Strong Vitamins Review

Happy Thursday loves!

I hope you’ve all been great! Things have been hectic these few pasts weeks but I promise I’m back for good! I’ve got so many things and ideas planned for this blog!

This is an overdue review but like they always say, better late than never right?!

I’ve been wanting to get my hair more manageable since it’s always just so curly. So when I got the opportunity to get selected to review the Vali Hair Strong Vitamins, I had to try it.

Here’s the lowdown on these vitamins:

**It’s a dietary supplement that helps with hair health and growth as well as having thicker “fuller” and stronger.

**No artificial flavors of preservatives and is vegetarian!

**To use: Take 2 capsules once daily and for best results use it for at least 30 days.

**Helps with radiant skin and nail as well.

**Ingredients include: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Biotin, Zinc, Hyaluronic Acid, Bamboo Stem Extract, Solubilized Keratin, Stinging Nettle Root Extract, Saw Palmetto Berry Extract, Horsetail Whole Herb Powder and Collagen powder.

My Take on these vitamins:

I’ve tried other hair vitamins but in my honest opinion, my favorite is now this one. Like I’ve mentioned before, my hair is very curly and sometimes just way to curly to manage. But to my surprise, as I started using it, my hair started to show signs of improvement! That’s never happened before. For the first week or so, I just took one capsule a day just so my body could get used to it.

After the first week, I started taking 2 capsules a day and even when I did that, my hair, skin and nails improved greatly. At one point, I was washing my hair in the shower and guess what? Combing through it was just perfect, no knots or tangles. What usually takes up to 30 minutes to wash my hair, it got cut down to just 15 minutes. Thank God, it’s a miracle!

I’ve never really had an issue with my nails but I did notice that they started chipping and breaking, so by using this vitamin it helped out as well.

Out of many things I’ve tried, these vitamins are a win for me and I will gladly buy another one or two bottles of this heaven sent hair vitamins!

** Amazon has it for $19.99 while Vali has it for $24.99

And if you sign up at Vali’s website you can get 10% off . 🙂

Oceanic Nutra Vitamin B6 Review

Happy Easter Sunday loves! I hope you all had a great week! I hope you all have a blessed Easter for those who celebrate it!

I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like 2018 is a completely different year for me!

I finally got a new full time job and I’m loving it at the moment and also training at a financial firm! I’m so excited.  So when I got the opportunity to review Oceanic Nutra Vitamin B6,  it was a no brainer for me to try this vitamin out! This job entails using your mind and noticing the small things so I figured there’s no real cons to testing it.

The Claims:

ELECTROLYTE BALANCE- Vitamin B6 helps keep sodium and potassium and serotonin to boost mood.

HEALTHY METABOLISM- B6 assists the body process protein and promotes weight loss energy.

DIGESTIVE HEALTH- May help bloating, water retention, and colon health support.

CARDIOVASCULAR AND MUSCULAR SUPPORT- Vitamin B6 provides the necessary support for heart health

VISION AND EYE HEALTH- Vitamin B6 is the key to supporting vision, focus and cognition.

Vitamin B6 helps support:

*Skin

*Eye Health

*Liver Function

*Digestive System

*Muscular and Nervous System Performance

*Mood

*Energy

My Results:

I realized that when I first started this new job, it wouldn’t be like the other ones I’ve had. Meaning that I would have to wake up earlier, have an efficient breakfast and prep for my day. I would usually just wake up a little bit before an hour I would have to be up, get any type of breakfast and coffee and just go to work.

That’s not the case anymore though!

Eye and Vision Health: I did see and feel differently after taking these vitamins for a month or two. You would think that after working on a computer for 7 hours, your eyes would be dry and in pain. But the quite opposite happened, I didn’t have a problem when I got home.

Energy and Weight Loss: I do feel like it somewhat curbs your appetite which is good since I’m usually one to snack on something every few hours. Usually junk food but I’ve felt a difference. I get more energy during the day at the time most people crash around 3:30pm. As for the focus and cognition, I think it really helped during these first 2 months of my new job.

Lastly but not least. the pills aren’t that big and very easy to swallow.

Is it worth it? Would I buy it again?

Yes and Yes! I would recommend this if you’re forgetful and need more focus in life.

Pop-arazzi “Mink It Over”

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you had a great weekend. Is it just me or is this month just flying by?! We’re already half way done with March!

Don’t you love it when you get an unexpected ExtraCare Rewards from CVS? I had a $3 EC Reward and eventually picked 2 Pop-Arazzi nail polishes. 2 for $3, I mean why not? I didn’t even have to pay for tax! lol

Today, I’m wearing Pop-arazzi in the shade “Mink It Over”. It’s a simple gray shade that works with literally every season!

What do you guys think?

Special Guest App Review!

Happy Thursday loves!

I hope you all enjoyed your Valentines day! Did you guys do anything fun? I treated myself to a Living Social massage 😀

Have you ever had an event and needed live entertainment but don’t know how to find it? Well you’re in luck! I came across an app called Special Guest. Whether you’re looking for a band, a dj, a makeup artist, a comedian, photographers and singers/dancers, you’ll find it on this app! Special Guest App is a talent booking app.They make it easy for anyone, anywhere to discover and hire LIVE entertainers.


It’s really a neat way to meet promising artists! You can filter the search by talent, the location and the time and date!  I was lucky enough to ask a few questions from Kris Jones, the co-founder and guess who is the other co-founder…Damon Wayans, Jr. I loved him on New Girl! lol

1. What gave you the idea to create an app like this? My partner Damon Wayans, Jr has been in the entertainment industry since he was a kid. As a comedian and actor he practices jokes during something called “an open mic.” An open mic allows anyone with talent to take the stage and perform. About three years ago Damon was doing an open mic when he was blown away by the talent of the young woman singer songwriter that went before him. After she performed he asked her if she had representation (aka a manager) and she told him that not only did she not have a manager, but she was finding it nearly impossible to get paid to perform. A lightbulb went off in Damon’s head – he figured “there must be millions of talented people that struggle to get paid to do what they love.” Later on Damon was introduced to me through a common friend. I’m a serial entrepreneur, app developer, and investor. I immediately connected with Damon’s idea and the two of us joined forces to found and build Special Guest App.
2. What’s the success rate from your app? We are growing fast. On a daily basis we are adding new talent and helping them get paid gigs. We hope that within a year or two when anyone, anywhere thinks about hiring a LIVE entertainer they simply pull out their phone and touch Special Guest.
3. How long did it take to create an app like this? We started building the app in 2016 – so we’ve been at it for nearly two years. Most people don’t understand but building an app is an iterative, ongoing process. We spend most of our time focused on qualitative (what our users tell us) and quantitive (how our users use the app) feedback to introduce (and remove) features on an ongoing basis. That process never ends. We have the benefit of leveraging my mobile app development company APPEK Mobile Apps and my digital marketing company LSEO.com to help us build and market the app. It provides us with a considerable advantage because all of our staff is under one room collaborating on the same goals. Similarly, Damon is an actor and comedian so he is constantly introducing Special Guest to fellow comics, actors, and entertainers in Hollywood and beyond.
They’ve been featured in Huffington Post, and Cheddar. I love this idea, it’s not easy to find great talent. It’s also not easy to be an artist in this day in age without getting their name out there!