Mani Monday: Seche Ambitious

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all are recovering the Daylight Savings change. I feel like a zombie at the moment! Am I the only one who feels that way? lol

I’m back after a little hiatus with a new Mani Monday special! Since we are getting into the fall season, I opted for a dark metallic cobalt blue from Seche Premier Colour sold at Sally Beauty. I got it for under $2 in the clearance bin! FYI: Always look for the clearance items at Sally Beauty, you’d be surprised!

This is called Ambitious and I just love the way the blue stands out, it’s a great color for fall!

What do you guys think?!

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Charming Charlie Birthday Deals

Happy Wednesday loves!

I’m back again for a very mini Charming Charlie Birthday Haul I did during the week of my birthday.

For the past years, I’ve just ordered online from Charming Charlie. However, what’s the point of ordering online if you still have to pay $5 for shipping. Kind of defeats the cause, am I right?

I spent the day with my cousin in Huntington Beach and what do you know? There’s a Charming Charlie there!!

I walked around and was overwhelmed! At least 3 different rooms of accessories, fashion and beauty things. I went straight to the back for the clearance section and oh boy was I surprised! Around the store, you can clearly see different products with a red sticker which means an extra 20% off! In the clearance section, they had some watches for $20. I’ve been in the mood to wearing earrings again after not wearing them in forever. You remember when those dangly  chandelier earrings were back in style?! I definitely needed an upgrade.

For the most part, there was a lot of rose gold jewelry and couldn’t help taking a look at them. I got myself a 3 piece earring set.

I also got myself simple purple earrings that can be a bold color statement! It’s not too simple and yet not too big.

This was definitely a bargain! With the red sticker, it was an additional 20% and I also had a $5 gift voucher so I pretty much just paid $3 and change!! Only thing I would change would be the backs of the earrings. I already have small ears so having a back that big, gives a little bit too much pressure!

Have you guys found any great buys from Charming Charlie? I would love to know!

 

 

Birthday Freebies!

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all had a great weekend. Can you believe we’re only one week away from Halloween?! This year has been a blur!

I wanted to change things up a bit and post Birthday Freebies since this week might be a Birthday theme. Yes, you guessed it: It’s my birthday today! 😀

Beauty Freebies:

* Sephora: come in 2 weeks before your birthday and get a free gift, every year it changes!

* Ulta: 2x more points when you shop at Ulta during your birthday month. On the day of your birthday, you’ll get an email about picking up your gift. This year I got an IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara sample.

* Charming Charlie: If you sign up with their emails, you can get a $5 off any purchase. Last year I ordered online and this year I went into the physical store and bought more! A little tip: go towards the back of the store and look at the clearance section along with any product that has a red sticker=more deals!

* Sally Beauty: It’s not technically a freebie, but you can get a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $20. Still a really good deal in my opinion!

* Bath and Body Works: if you download their new app, you can get a free travel size product.

* CVS: During your birthday month, they’ll send you a $3 ExtraCare Reward Bucks to spend on anything your heart desires.

* DSW: Sign up with DSW Rewards and get $5 off any purchase.

*Kohls: Sign up with the Kohls Yes To You Rewards program and get a $5 voucher on anything in the store.

*Godiva: Sign up with their rewards system and get a free piece of chocolate every month and for your birthday month, you’ll get a $10 off any purchase.

*Jamba Juice: Sign up with their rewards and get a free juice or smoothie.

* Nektar Juice Bar: Sign up with their rewards and get a free ginger shot for your birthday. Sounds intense I know, but so so worth it! No one wants to get sick around their birthday.

* Starbucks: A free drink, any size or even a sandwich. The possibilities are endless!

* Rubios: A free meal up to $7.

* Red Robin: A free burger, who can go wrong with that?!

There’s way more freebies for your special day but I posted the ones worth mentioning. hehe

Am I missing anything else that I haven’t mentioned?!

Target Fall Beauty Box

Happy Wednesday loves!

Have any of you noticed it’s almost impossible to grab a Target Beauty Box before it sells out?! Well miraculously, I was able to grab one this time for the Fall Beauty Box. I only paid $5 which is pretty good considering that you get samples and one or 2 full size products. I personally wanted this box just because there was more hair products for curly hair!

Skincare:

Pretty Animalz by Look Beauty: Panda Calming Facials Sheet Mask- it provides intensive hydration and calms skin with an aromatic lavender scent. I will definitely use this on my at home spa day. The first full size product!

St. Ives: Invigorating Apricot Scrub – it helps reduce breakouts before they occur while it’s made of natural exfoliants for a gentle and deep cleanse. I personally I don’t use this for my face. From what I’ve learned: Apricot seed is indeed very sharp so I only use this for my at-home pedicures.

 

Haircare:

Curls: Blueberry Leave In Conditioner – it’s a special formula that helps to hydrate, boost healthy hair growth and support strong keratin production.

SheaMoisture: Argan Oil & Argan Milk Shampoo and Blowout Creme – argan oil, shea butter and almond milk gently cleanses to tame frizz and improve shine. I’ve received this before and I’m glad I got another sample of it! The blowout creme works perfectly for blow drying curly hair.

Curls Unleashed: Curl Defining Creme – it’s a lasting moisture that treats even the most dry and damaged hair, leaving it soft, smooth and manageable.

Body Care:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion – cocoa butter enriched with Vitamin E helps to smooth marks, heal, soften and tone skin. I’ve heard about this everywhere, however, it’s my first time trying it out!

Chapstick: Hydration in Blood Orange – an advanced 3-1 formula that helps moisturize, renew and transform for more youthful-looking lips. Another full size product!

There you have it loves! A review of the Target Fall Beauty Box! What do you think? Have any of you tried or received any Target beauty boxes?

Seche Premiere “Intrepid”

Happy Monday loves!

We’re finally in October! You know what that means? It’ll be a few weeks till my birthday! 😀

Be on the lookout for some birthday posts and tips!

 

I was at Sally Beauty a few days ago and found this beautiful Seche Premiere shade in the clearance section. You’d be surprised what you’d find in those clearance bins!

It’s an intense magenta shade with a duochrome of pink and very light sparkle. I needed a change from all the metallic shades I’ve been wearing!

So what do you guys think?!

Defy & Inspire “Moon Dust”

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Sorry, I’ve been somewhat MIA, it’s been a bit crazy here.

I was at Target a few weeks ago and came across Target’s new nail polish line: Defy & Inspire Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer! I normally don’t spend $7 on nail polish but I realized I needed to try this brand let alone the shade.

A little about Defy & Inspire: Their motto is “Beauty is our Responsibility”. Defy the Ordinary. Inspire the Extraordinary. It’s one of those new brands of nail polishes that have 5 Free: No DPB, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor. I only know about the first Formaldehyde! lol

Target did a great job designing a nail polish brand! I mean have you seen the intensity of this “Moon Dust”?! According to Target’s website, it’s considered a metallic finish and metallic color palette. In my opinion, it’s a mix of sparkly baby blue, light purple with duo-chrome glitter. I topped it off with Revlon’s Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat, hence that strong sense of shine.

What do you guys think? Have any of you tried Defy & Inspire?

My Top 5 Podcasts

Happy Thursday loves!

I’ve recently have been getting interested in listening to podcasts. Sometimes you get tired of the same songs playing over and over, right? Or is it just me!? Since my last birthday, I’ve wanted to change many things about myself including self-development, so rightly so, most of my podcasts I listen to are all about that!

Top 5 Podcasts!

  1. Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod: this is my very first podcast I followed and listened to. I first heard about Hal Elrod by Bestselling Author of: The Morning Miracle. This guy has been through hell and back and yet still has the energy to create a 30 day Miracle Morning challenge. I have so much respect for him! This again is my first book I purchased after realizing I wanted to change myself for the better! A few of his guests would be: Drew Canole, Robert Kiyosaki, and David Osborn.
  2. The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes: He’s a bestselling author, an entrepreneur and a former pro athlete. He brings in other celebrities and well known guests who help you find out what makes people great. A few people he’s had on this podcast: Maria Sharapova, Kyle Maynard, and Mark Manson!
  3. The Art of Charm: Social Science – This is actually one of the top 5 podcasts for Business, with over 700 episodes and has about 3.8m of downloads per month. He brings in guests to talk about improving your career, confidence and life in general! Some of his guests have been: Shaquille O’Neil,  Vanessa Van Edwards, Jim Kwik, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  4. 10% Happier with Dan Harris: Dan Harris is a skeptical, fidgety ABC newsman who had a panic attack on Good Morning America. He has speakers talk about meditation and different ways to deal with stress. He’s also an bestselling author “10% Happier:Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics”. LeAnn Rimes, Rich Roll, and even Gary Vaynerchuk have been guests on his show!
  5.  Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu: It’s a business and mindset-focused interview show that teaches anyone and everyone the secret to success. He’s a serial entrepeneur and co-founder of Quest Nutrition. His favorite quote: BE LEGENDARY! He’s brought in a lot of guests, both international and domestic. Some honarable mentions of his guests: Bassem Yousseff (the Egyptian Jon Stewart!), again Vanessa Van Edwards, Noah Galloway, and Mel Robbins. He’s all about the mindset, and usually includes The Matrix.

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*Another reason why I love these podcasts, is that even though these podcasts are pretty much different: they bring in some of the same guests and you still get a benefit of listening to different topics!

There you have it folks! What do you guys think? Do you have any podcasts you recommend? 🙂