Month: June 2015

What’s on my iPhone June Edition

Lately I’ve kept my iPhone apps pretty status quo. I get into a routine and get used to what I have. However, I wanted to share my photo editing and Instagram friendly apps for those of you, who like me, spend forever editing photos before making a post. Click below for links to some of my favorite photo apps! SpacePaint and Picfx I use to add or adjust lighting, aviary helps whiten my photos and make them look crisp, POMELO has some pretty great filters, and Stationery has the cutest way to add text to photos! ENJOY!

SpacePaint

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Aviary

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Picfx

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POMELO

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Stationery

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Review: Birchbox May 2015

Sorry for the delay of this post – I’m playing catch up with some things!

I was super excited to hear that Emily of the blog¬†Cupcakes and Cashmere¬†would be the guest curator for May. I adore her blog, and typically love most things she recommends. I forgot to pre-select my samples, so I wound up with the regular box. I’m not at all disappointed. While I’ll probably trade some things, I really enjoyed the theme.

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*All prices are for the full size products.

amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – $21

I LOVE trying new dry shampoos, and I’ve been eyeing the amika brand for a while now. It smells a little fruity for my taste, but I’m excited to give it a shot.

Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture Facial Cream – $42

Benefit is one of my favorite brands, and I appreciated getting a generous sample. I need to be careful what I put on my face because I don’t want to break out, but the smell is so lovely, I think I’ll give it a try.

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Quad – $20

I was most disappointed by this one. I’ve wanted the full palette for a while now, and was quite upset when they cheaped out with the quad. Colors are nice, but total bummer.

Marcelle Clay Mask -$15

I haven’t had a nice clay mask in a while, so I might be willing to try this. But because I have sensitive skin, I’ll have to read some reviews before I give it a shot.

Whish Flawless Swipes – $22

These are designed to banish bumps and prevent in grown hairs. I’d rather have a lotion or creme than a wipe, but thats just me. The brand hasn’t proven effective for me in the past, but I love their ideas and the fragrances of their products. This goes to the swap pile.

How were your boxes this month?

Favorites: May 2015

It has been so long since I last did a blog post! Between working tons of overtime and mini weekend trips – I’ve been busy. I wanted to post my favorites from the past month – things that made time fly and really excite me.

While I’ve been waiting for Orange is the New Black to return, I’ve become hooked on a new show. Wentworth is an Australian drama – similar in topic to OITNB. The main difference is this is pure drama. I breezed through seasons one and two on Netflix, and am now catching up on season three which is currently airing in Australia. If you are looking for a new show to marathon – this one is it.

This year I’ve been all about Lilly Pulitzer. I tried SO hard to get things from the Target collection, but ultimately failed. So instead I patrol Poshmark for affordable Lilly. I must admit I’m in love with one of their latest prints – Scuba to Cuba. I want everything in that pattern, and have already splurged on a few pieces.

I recently had to take a little break from kickboxing, which has become one of my favorite ways to work out. I’m slowly getting back into it, and it reminds me why I fell in love with it. It is intense, heart pumping and so incredibly fun, I never regret going to class. You can burn up to 800 calories – who doesn’t love that?!

Now that I’m getting tan I’m looking for new bronzer’s and blushes. I came across Becca’s Limited Edition Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Blushed Copper. Shimmery is an understatement, and a little goes a long way. But it looks fantastic with a base tan!

These are just a few of the things I’m into/loving this month! What things are you guys into?!