Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Burt's Bees Peppermint Shower Soap

Photo Source - Lucky Vitamin

This peppermint soap has a soft peppermint scent which doesn’t last past the shower. The soap  does however, gives a creamy lather. The soap left my skin feeling soft and doesn’t dry out my skin. This is one of my favorite soaps from Burt’s Bees but I am sadden that they discontinued this soap. I think some of the older kits and grab bags they had late last year included some bars.

Jet April 29th, 2013

As mentioned I don’t really identify myself with any specific culture or identity. But reading diverse magazines it gives you a different point of view on different topics.      

Spring is here! Time to shower our feet with TLC. Here are some Jet’s pick for your feet -
Photo Source - Kiehl's, Kiehl’s  Cross - Terrain Dry Run Foot Cream
Photo Source - Skoah, Skoah Smooth Kicks Foot Lotion

Photo Source - Burt's Bees,Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme

Photo Source - The Body Shop, The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Rescue Treatment

Photo Source - Aveda, Aveda Foot Relief

Pick up the issue for current events, fashion and lifestyle tips.      

Redbook April 2013

I love the new redesigned look of the magazine. The bigger font, cleaner and simple layout.
Must Buys for April
Photo Source - Mac Cosmetics, Nars Matte Eyeshadow in Daphne
Photo Source - Nordstorm, Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Amethyst
Photo Source - Laura Geller,
Laura Geller Sugared Baked Pearl Eyeshadow in Upper East Side Purple
Beauty Buys under $25 -
Photo Source - Target, Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Kiss
Photo Source - Redbook, Dior Vernis in Mango
Photo Source - Nature's Gate, Nature’s Gate Avocado Night Cream

Photo Source, Almay, Almay  Smart Shade Powder Blush in Pink

Liquid Lipsticks to Try -
Photo Source - Sephora, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven

Photo Source - Revlon, Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Top Tomato
Photo Source - Sephora, Make Up for Ever Aqua Rogue in Fuschia

Here is cool tip to make your flower last longer -- add a teaspoon of sugar to the water.

A tip to keep your files organized come tax time - Have a folder with each of these labels - Bank and Brokerage Statement,  Income, Expenses, and Charitable Donations.

April 28 is National Superhero Day! Grab a cape and the action figures and go to town!

Pick up an issue for health, money and makeup tips. Along with good shopping buys and interviews with Katie Holmes and Kathy Griffin.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Deals - Tarte, Bliss, H20+, Stila, Aveda, Estee Lauder, Sabon

Tarte is offering a fee full size Lights, Camera, Splashes - waterproof mascara when you purchase a waterproof cream and use code "WPEYE"

Bliss is offering a free full size product of your choice. To get a free full-sized Bliss product, make any purchase of $100 or more, and enter code FREEFULL in shopping bag. Not valid on past purchases or spa services

 Get a beauty box with 7 must haves for $29.50 at h20+

Stila has a Friends and Family sale with a 20% off coupon. Use "Friends13" to take advantage of this sale.

Aveda is offering a 5pc free sample set with a $25 purchase.  Enter code "Smoothing63" or "repair63".

Estee Lauder is offering a free gift set with a $45 purchase.

Sabon is offering free shipping when you purchase $40 or more.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Free Sample of Burt's Bees Seeds

Completely random, but a free sample packet of seeds from Burt's Bees.

Deals - LaLicious, Thymes, Bumble and Bumble, and Crabtree and Evelyn

 LaLicious is having 25% off all coconut cream products when you use "CC25".

Today at Thymes is the final day to get an extra treat with your order of $75.  Enter promo code SURPRISE13 at checkout, and we'll add a surprise gift to your order (a $36 value) while supplies last. Plus you'll automatically receive free ground shipping when you spend $75 or more.

 Bumble and Bumble is offering free second day shipping and  a travel size  surf spray when you enter "JustBeachy"

Crabtree and Evelyn is having an exclusive Friends and Family sale event.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster - Pouty

Photo Credit - Sephora

This creamy lip tint goes on smoothly. I love the soft berry color with a bit of shimmer is perfect for everyday wear or with a bit of gloss on top for the night. When the soft wash of color wore off, it left behind a shimmery tint. The lip tint made my lips soft and I love that there is peppermint added to the tint. It is a nice treat for soft lips with nice wash color and fresh breath. I really love these lip tints that I went out to buy 7 more. I can’t wait to try them. My only qualm is I always end up getting some of the color on my teeth without fail. So I try to limit my smiling and do my “mysterious face” instead. Although, it is a bit pricey for what it is, so if you can find it on sale -- get it!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! – Rich Black

Photo Credit - Sephora
This mascara does it all! It lengthens, curls, adds volume and conditions my eyelashes. I love how nice my lashes look after applying this mascara. Even though the mascara didn’t clump my eyelashes, I did notice sometimes my lashes stuck together and look like the spider leg trend. Overall, I like this mascara and will still continue using it.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Hi Reader!

You might have noticed, I haven't written a post in awhile. I apologize greatly for that. I am currently attending a family reunion.  I should return posting "regularly", although I do post at irregular times next week. I was going to upload some vacation photos, but in all honesty, all I have done is go to spa treatments, buy new beauty products and try them out [Hopefully, my lazy bum self will get to posting them up by next week]. But here are some photos I did take in between my laziness [but really, isn't that what a vacation really is?]
 Our resort had its own private lake. There is a patio down there on the lake, but I thought alligators [or SUPER CROC!!!] or snakes would get me.
 The pool during the night but it was also raining so I couldn't go out properly on the patio.
 There was two jacuzzi and really big pool. I honestly ate so bad and let myself go so much I didn't set foot anywhere that guilt ridden place. Yes, they did have a sauna and a fitness opened 24/7, but I am on vacation. Yes, I am a quite difficult of a person.

   A beach near the gulf of Mexico. The sand was alabaster white and the clear. The sand reminded me of cement. Although, nothing would be as beautiful as the beaches at Bermuda. Oh, how my heart swells for thee.
 A hermit crab! There were so many of these. I tried really hard not to accidentally step on the beach. Although, when we were driving passed SeaWorld, there was a turtle in the middle of the road. I think he was trying to run away.
 I was sitting on these rocks until the tide came and the jelly fishes. I also managed to catch a baby  crab in the algae there. I managed to untangled it, I wonder if he remembers me.
 The ostrich was eyeballing me the entire time. So I paparazzi the heck out of him.
I should get one of this for my space at work :)

Until next week,
Andrea :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cosmopolitan April 2013

Here are some Botanical pieces to freshen up your wardrobe from Spring - 
Photo Credit - Asos
Photo Credit - Gap

New Collaboration that hit this month -
1. Levi is collaborating with Liberty of London. The collection stores in May 5.
2. Derek Lam is vibe to Kohl with influences of Rio de Janeiro.
3. Aldo and Preen are in partnership to bring heels from the runway to the stores.
4. Diane von Furstenberg and Roxy team up to bring new collection of swimwear and accessories.

Here is Jessica from Brootender’s  Strengthener mask [a protein packed moisturizing mask]
1/2 banana [to strengthen] or 1/2 avocado [to soften]
1 egg
1 tablespoon each coconut oil, olive oil, and honey
1/4 cup water
Mix and comb through damp hair. Clip up hair and cover with a shower cap. Shampoo after 15 minutes.

Beauty Buys under $10 -
Photo Credit - Caldrea, Caldrea Ginger Pomelo Hand Balm

Photo Credit - Maybelline, Maybelline New York The Rocket Mascara

Photo Credit - Somersets USA, Somersets Extra Sensitive Shaving Oi
7 Make - Up Trends to Try -
“1. Pop Art Lips - a Swipe of tangerine or fuchsia is awesome. Paint lips pink, then tap orange lipstick onto their center to this two-tone look.
2. Technicolor Hair
3. Aquatic Eyes
4. Celestial Skin - a streak highlighting on the ridge of cheekbones offers a higher bone structure when paired with a contrasting matte foundation. Pearly white pigments took best on fair complexion; peachy bronze works on everyone else.
5. Crimped Hair
6. The Smokey Brow - pick a pencil that’s at least a shade darker than your natural brows, and after brushing them upward, make small, feathery strokes to fill in the shapes. Sweep a brown shadow over them a soft, shadowy finish and then set with a brow gel.
7. Candy Shop Nails - use bright pastel like mint, sorbet, canary and paper white. “

Pick up the issue for more fashion and makeup tips, an interview with Sheryl Sandberg and her career tips.