Friday, November 9, 2012

Review- Bath & Body Works Fall Candle in Pumpkin Cupcake

Hey everyone! I'm doing a bunch of reviews of the products I received from the Influenster Beauty Blogger Voxbox 2012! This one is of the Bath & Body Works Fall Mini Candle in Pumpkin Cupcake! DISCLAIMER- I was sent these products for free from Influenster, but I am NOT being paid/sponsored & all opinions are my own. :)


THE REVIEW!

Influenster Beauty Blogger Voxbox 2012

Hey everyone! I recently was chosen to recieve the Beauty Blogger Voxbox from Influenster. Here's what I got in my box!

Thanks for watching!
xx, Lucy

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Maybelline Baby Lips Review & Swatches

YES! We are finally getting around to doing swatches for the Maybelline Baby Lips... after almost a year! :) Don't forget to watch our video review on them!

Left to Right- Peppermint, Peach Kiss, Pink Punch, Cherry Me

SWATCHES-

Monday, September 24, 2012

OOTD- First Day of School 2012 [2 outfits]

Hey everyone! I know this video is SUPER late, but better late than never right?
CLOTHING & MAKEUP-

NEW CAMERA?! Canon Rebel T3i + Filming Set Up Tour!

Hey everyone! WE GOT A NEW CAMERA! :D 
It's the Canon EOS Rebel T3i! Stay tuned until the end for some footage with our new DSLR!
Thanks for watching!
xx, Lisa


Study Tips #2: Homework

Hey everyone! I want to share some tips with you on how to stay on track and do your homework!
Good luck with school! Don't forget to check out our other Back to School videos!
xx, Lucy

Lisa's Birthday Haul! (9/3)

Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you what I got for my birthday!
When's your birthday?
xx, Lisa

Study Tips #1: Taking Notes

Hey everyone! I want to share some tips on how to take notes to have a successful school year!
Good luck at school! Don't forget to check out our other Back to School videos!
xx, Lucy

Back to School 1 Minute Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone! I wanted to make a tutorial on a super quick and easy makeup tutorial for back to school!
Good luck with school! Don't forget to check out our other Back to School videos!
xx, Lucy

Friday, August 17, 2012

Back to School HAUL- Revlon Lip Butters, Forever21, School Supplies

I went shopping last week for some Back to School items and I wanted to show you what I got!
ITEMS-

TAG you're it! What's on my iPad?

TAG! You're it! Today I'll be showing you the apps on my iPad! What's on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad?

xx, Lisa

Back to School - What to wear on the first day of school

School is starting soon for me so I thought I should share some tips on what to wear on the first day of school! It's pretty important to wear something that will catch people's attentions, so I'm here to help you!
TIPS-

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back To School: Moving to a New School

Whether you are moving to a new neighborhood or making the leap to middle or high school, the first few weeks may be filled with anxiety as well as excitement. These tips will help you make a smooth transition to your new school.

Click for tips on how to adjust and make new friends!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Lisa's Project 10 Pan

I wanted to start Project 10 Pan because I have too many products and samples that need to be used up. So, I picked out 10 things to use up and hopefully in 1 month I'll be finished! Since I'm starting today, August 4th 2012, my end date will be on September 4th and the update video will follow.
Products -

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Video - Back to School Requests

Hey everybody! Lucy and I are going to do a Back to School series and we need your requests! Leave your request down below and make sure to be specific (let us know the exact video you want us to do!). Our series will include hauls, tutorials, advice videos AND the videos you requests!
Please excuse the messy background and my oily face!!
Don't forget to leave a request!
xx, Lisa & Lucy

Monday, July 30, 2012

Collective Haul - Forever 21, Target, Victoria's Secret & More!

I bought some things over the past month or so, so I thought I'd show you what I got! 
Watch the video here:


Items -

Monday, July 23, 2012

Nail Polish Collection - Video

I filmed this a while back in December but I didn't have all of my nail polishes at the time so I didn't upload it. I re-filmed it in June so I decided to finally upload it today! 
Watch it here:
Let me know if you want to see a makeup collection video! :)
xx, Lisa

Friday, July 20, 2012

Nivea Extended Moisture Daily Lotion - Review

I'm going to be reviewing the products that I've received in my Target spring & summer sample beauty bag. Nivea Extended Moisture Daily Lotion was in the spring beauty bag. Keep reading to find out what I think of this lotion! If you haven't seen the video of me "unboxing" the Target Spring beauty bag, the video will be linked below so keep reading!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Just Zip It

A good jacket should be able to last you from season to season. It’s something
that you’re likely to be wearing every day, or on more than one occasion. It is also
something that should complement your style, fit comfortably, and go with pretty
much anything. Comfort and durability are important considerations.


Mens jackets aren’t simply about keeping warm. Chances are, your clothes are going
to be one of the first things people notice about you. They give people the heads
up on who you are, and what your style is. So, taking the time to look around for
something that fits well and looks good is usually time well spent.


Trends come and go – we all know that – and before you know it, you’re beginning
to look like you got dressed in the dark. A clever coat or jacket could be the thing you
need to stay looking cool – whilst keeping warm at the same time.


There are plenty of menswear retailers out there, so there’s little excuse when it
comes to getting the look just right. G Star RAW, Soul Cal and Topshop all provide
excellent men’s clothes. River Island is also a good stop for on trend pieces that
won’t break the bank.


If you’re wondering what colour or shade you should be looking for, think about
where you’re going to wear it. For work and business, navy blue, brown and black
are always going to fit in perfectly. A lighter brown in suede or corduroy will set you
apart, whilst still looking smart.


Bright blazers are very much in this year, and are available in a rainbow of colours
from green to salmon. Whilst these are a great choice for casual wear on a night out,
caution should be advised when it comes to teaming a colourful piece with the rest
of your outfit. If you do choose to go bright, make sure you tone it down with plain
fabrics and muted colours elsewhere.


If you’re just looking for something to wear with everything and anything, take a
look at some of the great zip-up, high neck coats available on the market. These look
great whilst also being masculine and durable. They’ll also keep you dry if things
start to look stormy.


Whatever style you decide to try, this season’s men’s fashion is all about the perfect
fit, so it’s time to move away from baggy or loose clothes. Hoods are fine, but make
sure they work well with the image you’re trying to project. Whilst great for casual
wear, they’re a big no-no for the work place, and should be avoided.


There are plenty of great coats and mens jackets around, whether you’re after
something for the spring, or something that will see you through summer and
autumn as well. A good men’s jacket should complete a look, whatever the weather,
and will keep you looking smart and feeling confident. ;)


xx, Lucy

Monday, July 16, 2012

Back to School: College App Essay Advice


Use the college app essay to improve your chances of being admitted into the college of your dreams—especially if your test scores, grades and extracurricular activities aren’t as strong. The essay can set you apart from the other applicants at your level, bumping you from a “maybe” to a “definitely.”

Use it to describe your favorite activity, story about yourself, etc. The most important part is capturing the reader’s attention, and the easiest way to do that is to talk about something you’re passionate about.

Since this could be the deciding factor in your admission process, make sure you start early. For me personally, I wrote my first college app essay my freshman year of high school because my English teacher assigned it. After that, I got a lot of practice by writing practice SAT essays, as well as writing college app essay assignments my senior year (I eventually used those for my app!).

If you don’t get the chance to do it your first three years of high school, then do it during the summer before senior year! This gives you time to play around with ideas, as well as get feedback from other people. If you’re not going to be a senior in the fall, just print out the prompts for the universities you’re interested in and start thinking of good topics to write about (as well as activities that you should do so that you can have an awesome activity to write about J).

Five easy steps to writing the essay:
  1. Print out prompts.
  2. Brainstorm topic ideas. (go crazy!)
  3. Select an essay topic.
  4. Write the essay.
  5. Proofread!!! Be sure to have others look at it as well.
  • ·      Write about yourself with your own voice.
  • ·      Be genuine and honest.
  • ·      Be concise. Most prompts have word limits.
  • ·      Provide vivid details.
  • ·      Focus on one aspect about yourself to seem more in-depth and passionate.
  • ·      Mundane topics about your life are A-OK; your essay doesn’t have to be outrageous to be an interesting read.
  • ·      Share opinions, but be sure to back them up with details and facts. Keep in mind your audience (the admissions committee). They read thousands of (boring, typical) applications, so entertain them but don’t offend them.
  • ·      Most importantly, tell a good story! Show how you overcame something of great difficulty, learned something new, became a better person, etc. Write an essay that you yourself would want to read.
It’s super important to focus on the essay because it’s one of the few things you can still control when you apply. Scores, grades, and activities are past things that can’t be changed. The college app essay is your opportunity to show off, and prove that you’re the best choice the college has ever made. Good  luck. J

xxLucy



Saturday, July 14, 2012

Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Beach & Pool Sunscreen - Review

I recently picked up a new sunscreen because I didn't have any sunscreen and I started swimming lessons this week, and because I lost my Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen. I think  Neutrogena came out with this product around May or June this year, so I assume that this sunscreen is fairly new. If not, my mistake! Today I'll be reviewing Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Beach & Pool Sunscreen.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

NO NAIL POLISH!?

That's right! You heard me! I'm not going to be painting my nails until mid-august which is when school starts. My nails are way to damaged that they need a break!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Target Summer Beauty Bag

Hi everyone! I wanted to show you what was in Target's summer beauty sample bag today! 
Products - 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Influenster Spring Beauty Voxbox - Unboxing

(This is a re-upload because the old video got cut off at the end!)
Hey everyone! I recently was sent a Voxbox from Influenster and I got the Spring Beauty 2012 one! Influenster is completely free to sign up and to receive. All you do it go to Influenster.com, sign up, filled out surveys to earn badges, and then wait for them to choose you for a Voxbox! :) I recommend sign up since these are for FREE! You get most/all full sized products, and I was pretty excited to get  some of these items! :)
Disclaimer: I'm not being paid or sponsored in this video or blog post. 
Find out what I got in my Voxbox! 
I'll be doing a bunch of blog post reviews on these products so keep an eye out for them this week!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter - Review

I found this "Lip Butter" randomly in a cabinet recently so I decided to try it out! I'm pretty sure I got this a while back like maybe two years ago? Keep reading for the review! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HAUL - H&M, B&BW, Sephora, and more!

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you what I recently bought over this past week! Hope you enjoy! 
Let's take a look at what I got - 
Enzo Angiolini 'Saylem' Riding Boot
Exposed zip and a trio of buckles decorate the side of a chic riding boot crafted from lightly vintaged leather.
  • Side zip closure.
  • Approx. heel height: 1".
  • Approx. boot shaft height: 16 1/2"; 15" calf circumference.
  • Leather upper/synthetic lining/rubber sole.
  • By Enzo Angiolini; imported.
  • Women's Shoes.
H&M Dark Blue Blazer
Fresh Cotton - Invoking a fresh, clean Spring day, this pure fragrance combines white jasmine petals, lemon zest and nuances of rose and spring muguet, finished with sheer, delicate musk.
Passion Flower - Juicy passion fruit, watery pear and casaba melon combine perfectly with Tahitian vanilla.
http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12633349&cp=12586994.12936192.4147334
Honeysuckle - On a walk through a secret garden, sweet honeysuckle intertwines with pink peony, freesia and a touch of creamy vanilla.
Poppy Sunshine - A luscious burst of red poppies on a sunny day, with sparkling lemon, sweet red raspberry and a touch of white musk.
Sun Tan - Like the feeling of the bright sun and warm sand - orange flower, yuzu and coconut husk
Diorshow Mascara in Rich Black - The original, award-winning Dior mascara that has been a backstage cult-favorite for 10 years.
What it does - This mascara delivers perfectly plush, everyday glam lashes with an innovative XXL brush for maximum show-stopping volume. Its creamy, buildable, customizable formula allows you to achieve the same dramatic lash volume that can be seen on the Dior runway for a glamorous, false lash effect.
What else you need to know - This legendary brush came after a true moment of inspiration. Dior makeup artists would use plush toothbrushes to coat models lashes backstage to create show-stopping, catwalk lashes and volume when a regular mascara wand just wouldn't do. It's also available in a waterproof formula.

3-in-1 Extractor - A stainless steel blemish extractor.
What it does - Sephora Brand 3 in 1 Extractor includes all the tools you need to treat black heads and white heads. This tool is hygienic, effective, and will not leave marks or scars if used properly. The small loop end targets white heads; the flat loop extracts stubborn black heads; the lance delicately pierces white heads, when necessary.
What else you need to know - Just twist and unscrew to reveal the lance.

Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in Must Have Matte Black
A long-wearing, water-resistant, versatile eyeliner.
What it does - This buttery, smooth-gliding liner in a jar is perfect for creating a variety of effects, from a fine line to lid-covering color. Whether your go thick, thin, smudged, or smoky, your look will last, from day to night.
What else you need to know - This moisturizing formula provides antioxidant benefits. A ten-shade range gives plenty of options for your inner makeup artist.

Let me know what you thought about the products I got!
xx Lucy

Friday, June 22, 2012

Nail of the Day: Zoya Crystal

Today I'm wearing Crystal by Zoya, which is a metallic sky blue with gold flecks in it. I love my Zoya nail polishes because they are so opaque, shiny, long-lasting, and they are 3 free! 
Here are some pictures!
Natural Lighting in the shade - 1 coat 
 Natural Lighting in the sunlight - 2 coats

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

Hey everyone! I'm doing a bunch of reviews on the products I got in my Influenster box, the Spring Beauty VoxBox 2012. This one is the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash. DISCLAIMER: I was sent this product for free by Influenster, but I AM NOT BEING PAID/SPONSORED & all opinions are my own. :)
This daily body wash cleanses and moisturizes for visibly healthier skin every time you shower. Its breakthrough formula combines natural colloidal oatmeal - long known to soothe skin - with a unique blend of natural oils and emollients, to help replenish skin's natural moisture. The creamy body wash lathers gently and then rinses clean, resulting in softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin long after you shower. It's lightly fragranced, soap free, dye-free, and hypoallergenic so it's gentle enough for sensitive skin.


I got a sample sized one (2 fl oz. / 59 mL) which will be awesome for traveling. The full sized one retails for $5.99 to $8.99 and the bottle is 12 fl oz / 354 mL.
xx
Lisa

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

HAUL - Neutrogena, Cover Girl, Essie, Wet n Wild

Hey everyone! Today I'm gonna be showing you what I recent bought from the drugstore and Target. 
Items - 
Neutrogena healthy skin brightening eye perfector with SPF 25 in Fair 05
Neutrogena nourishing eye liner in Cosmetic Black 10
Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm in Healthy Blush 20
Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm in Sunny Berry 30
Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm in Petal Glow 40
Covergirl lashblast 24HR in Black 805
Essie nail polish in Barefoot in Blue
Spoiled Wet n Wild nail polish in Are Mermaids Real?
xx Lisa

Saturday, June 16, 2012

ChapStick Lip SHIELD 365

Hey everyone! I'm doing a bunch of reviews on the products I got in my Influenster box, the Spring Beauty VoxBox 2012. This one is the ChapStick Lip Shield 365. DISCLAIMER: I was sent this product for free by Influenster, but I AM NOT BEING PAID/SPONSORED & all opinions are my own. :)
Uses - 
  • Helps prevent sunburn
  • Helps prevent and temporarily protects chafed, chapped or cracked lips
  • With SPF 50+, helps protect from the sun's damaging UVA/UVB rays
  • All season protection & moisturization for year-round exposure to the sun, wind and cold
  • Visibly improves the appearance of lips and contains the antioxidants CoQ10 and Vitamin E
Drug Facts - Purposes - 
3% Avobenzone - Sunscreen
1.5% Dimethicone - Skin Protectant
6% Homosalate - Sunscreen
6.5% Octinoxate - Sunscreen
4.5% Octisalate - Sunscreen
5% Oxybenzone - Sunscreen
Have you tried out this chapstick? What is your favorite brand of chapstick/lip balm? I'm excited to try this one out!! :)
xx Lisa

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist

Hey everyone! I'm doing a bunch of reviews on the products I got in my Influenster box, the Spring Beauty VoxBox 2012. This one is the Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist in the scent Japanese Cherry Blossom. DISCLAIMER: I was sent this product for free by Influenster, but I AM NOT BEING PAID/SPONSORED & all opinions are my own. :)
Fine fragrance in a mist as light as air. Discover a better, more delicate fragrance experience in over 20 Signature fragrances. It’s love at first mist! Exclusively at Bath & Body Works.
Pros:
Long-lasting
Strong, only needs a couple of spray
Sturdy packaging but not bulky
Cons: 
Scent (not a big fan of this one :/ )




These can be purchased in stores at Bath and Body Works or online at http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/. This product retails for $14.00 and is 8 fl oz / 236 mL.
Which scents do you like/recommend? 
xx Lisa

Monday, June 11, 2012

Target Spring Beauty Bag

Hey everyone! Today we are going to share with you what was in the Target Spring Beauty Bag! If you don't know what these are, Target gives away FREE makeup bags with a bunch of samples in them!
To sign up for Target's Summer Beauty Bag, go to this link (which is their Facebook page called "Target Style") https://www.facebook.com/TargetStyle/app_453280448019005 , 'Like' their page and then fill in your address and then wait for them to send it to you! :) 
I already signed up for the Summer Beauty Bag and I'm excited to get it & I'll definately be doing a video on what's in it!
xx Lisa

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sheer Cover Review

Hey everyone! I'm doing a bunch of reviews on the products I got in my Influenster box, the Spring Beauty VoxBox 2012. This one is the Sheer Cover Duo Concealer in the shade Medium/Tan. DISCLAIMER: I was sent this product for free by Influenster, but I AM NOT BEING PAID/SPONSORED & all opinions are my own. :)
KEY BENEFITS:
Instantly covers skin imperfections for a flawless, natural look
Sheer and creamy perfect for under eye circles or more opaque for blemishes, dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Glides on, won’t pull or tug at fragile skin
Enriched with natural, moisturizing Jojoba to help nourish and restore the skins’ natural moisture balance
Allantoin helps calm and soothe sensitive, irritated skin
Provides antioxidant protection from free-radical scavengers
Dermatologist-tested
HOW TO USE: 
Using fingertips, concealer brush or a cosmetic sponge dab a small amount of concealer on area to be covered. Blend well. Start sheer, adding layers to increase coverage. Wear alone, under or over makeup. Let dry before applying makeup.

This concealer can be purchased on http://www.sheercover.com/. I really liked this concealer, it had a good amount of coverage and was very creamy.
xx 



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball of Foot Cushions Review

Hey everyone! I'm doing a bunch of reviews on the products I got in my Influenster box, the Spring Beauty VoxBox 2012. This one is the Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball of Foot Cushions. DISCLAIMER: I was sent this product for free by Influenster, but I AM NOT BEING PAID/SPONSORED & all opinions are my own. :)
On their website it reads:
  • Helps prevent ball of foot pain
  • Immediate Massaging Gel comfort for the ball of your foot
  • Only ball of foot product made with unique FabuSTEP gel
  • Prevents toe scrunch
  • Stays firm in place
  • Removable without damage to your shoes
  • Discreetly fits all women's shoes.


I definitely recommend getting these, they're so comfy!
xx 
Lisa