September 30, 2014

DAILY BLURBS (September 2014)

new backyard
9/1 Back to school...
9/2 Backyard progress @ Mom & Dad's house
9/3 Film Influenster video (FAIL)
9/4 First time @ Wildey...loved Search Parties!
9/5 Can't stop listening to Search Parties' EP
9/6 Ran errands all day
9/7 Filmed TMI Tag
9/8 Tried deer jerky for the first time
9/9 Brainstorming for the new Lust List
9/10 Cleaned all day
9/11 Celebrated birthday w/ the roomies
9/12 House party!
9/13 Grafton Zip Lining
9/14 Dinner @ Katie's
9/15 Received wine from Kels!
9/16 Regrowing hECs
9/17 Made 20 min biscuits
9/18 Kitz presentation & received Gone Squatchin hat!
9/19 hECs not looking good
9/20 Home for the night
9/21 Filmed birthday video
9/22 Turn in stuff for RGGS!
9/23 Study day
9/24 Nick Swardson w/ Evan
9/25 Filmed Influenster Vitality Voxbox
9/26 Study day
9/27 Hung out w/ Katie, Bret, and Amanda
9/28 Bears vs Green Bay
9/29 Made fresh peach crumble
9/30 Wang Gang w/ Evan

Fresh Peach Crumble

2014 DAILY BLURBS
JAN'14 | FEB'14 MAR'14 APR'14 MAY'14 JUN'14
JUL'14 | AUG'14

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September 28, 2014

September Hits & Misses


Million Dollar Tan 

Seach Parties 

What I Got For My Birthday 

::Video Makeup::
RIMMEL LONDON BB Cream in Medium
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark
EYEKO Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black
MAYBELLINE Colossal Volume Mascara in Classic Black
KRYOLAN Highlighter in Cashmere
JAPONESQUE Velvet Touch Blush in 03
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp







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September 27, 2014

REVIEW: Pure Leaf Lemon Iced Tea

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.





QUICK TAKE: I love tea and couldn't wait to drink this!!

USAGE TIPS:  If you're watching your sugar intake, note that an 8 oz bottle of Pure Leaf Lemon Tea has 2.5 servings and 41g of sugar.

THE VERDICT:  The Pure Leaf Lemon Tea was a bit sweet for my taste, but delicious and refreshing nonetheless.  It also has a really nice lemony flavor and freshness to it.  I really enjoyed shopping at the farmer's market on Saturday and having this to keep hydrated.  The tea got warm by the time I got home, so I added some ice cubes to it, which lessened the sweetness.  I was happy that the opening of the bottle was large and could easily fit big ice cubes.  I'm not sure if this design was intentional, but it is definitely appreciated!


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September 24, 2014

REVIEW: Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.



QUICK TAKE: I thought the packaging looked sophisticated and the product was well-presented.

USAGE TIPS:  Use as directed.  I apply it to my whole face and d├ęcolletage.

THE VERDICT:  I love trying new skin care products and this Elizabeth Arden serum is really great. I love the silky consistency of it and how it absorbs so quickly into my skin. The little pearls make it look super pretty!  I like to apply the serum to my whole face and d├ęcolletage, focusing on areas where my laugh lines and crow's feet will eventually be.  The texture of my skin has been feeling a lot more supple, and I think it's all thanks to this serum.  Now I have to keep buying it even though the price is a little steep ($60 for 1.0 oz), but it's totally worth it!


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September 22, 2014

REVIEW: Bikini Ready Energy Gummies

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.



QUICK TAKE: I've never tried gummies with caffeine in them, so I was super excited to give these a go.

USAGE TIPS:  Use as directed.  Two gummies per day.

THE VERDICT:  YUCK!  So I got to try two of the three flavors available (grape and cherry), and they were both pretty awful.  I felt that the cherry flavoring masked the bitterness and weird aftertaste the best, while the grape amplified the disgustingness.  They were also coated in sugar granules, and that helped with gross flavor, but not enough for me to enjoy the gummies.  I did not get to try the orange gummy and have no desire to try it.  In regards to the caffeine...I don't recall feeling very energized.  I probably expended any energy I gained to make eww faces.  I appreciate the idea behind this product, but it just didn't do it for me.  #BikiniReadyLifestyle?


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September 21, 2014

What I Got For My Birthday!

But first, let me announce the giveaway winner:

Sophie Wang (YouTube)
Please send me a message or email this week, otherwise, a new winner will be selected.
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Ahh the fear and optimism that comes with turning 27...  I laughed out loud when I came across this ecard, because it's exactly what I've been dealing with for the past year.  Everyone I know is getting hitched or popping babies out like crazy.  I still can't wrap my mind around how a small human is suppose to come out of me like that...  

As for shopping at Forever 21...well, it isn't as fun as it use to be.  I'm beginning to find the store to be overwhelming in its vastness and underwhelming in its clothing selection.  Whenever I go now, I head straight for the basics section -- their basic tees and tanks give me life!  On the flip, what ruins my life is my alcohol tolerance, which is pretty much nonexistent.

I think this growing older nonsense will always be difficult for me, but I do find peace in knowing that I'm growing wiser too.  Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and to those of you who forced me to celebrate it.  You guys rock.







Also, don't forget to sign up for free birthday entrees at Moe's Southwest Grill and Noodles & Company!  You know I got mine :)

Chicken Burrito Bowl
Pesto Cavatappi + parmesan crusted chicken
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September 19, 2014

PLAY > State Of The Artist - Peyote Kids (feat. Theesatisfaction)

Friday is here!  Have a nice weekend everybody!

PLAY



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September 14, 2014

REVIEW: First Degree Advanced Burn Cream

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

First Degree Advanced Burn Cream
QUICK TAKE: There is minimal scent to this product and it absorbs really quickly.  It also feels cool on the skin.

USAGE TIPS:  Use as directed.

THE VERDICT:  I haven't needed to use this product yet, but I feel more prepared now that this is in my medicine drawer.  I feel crazy saying that I'm excited for when I do need to use this on a burn, but I just think it'll be interesting to see if the special healing formula actually works.


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September 10, 2014

REVIEW: Softlips Cube

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.





QUICK TAKE: This product reminded me of the popular EOS lip balms.  I had my doubts about this balm, because I'm not a huge fan of the Softlips brand.  I do like the clear packaging though.

USAGE TIPS:  Apply as needed :)

THE VERDICT:  I was a bit skeptical of how well this product would work, and I have to say that, Softlips really redeemed themselves with this one.  When compared to EOS lip balms, I like how the Cube has a more lightweight formulation and silkier texture.  It also comes in three flavors: Pomegranate Blueberry, Fresh Mint, and Vanilla Bean.  I got to try the Fresh Mint and it is probably the flavor I would have chosen myself.  The mint is not overpowering and my lips feel super soft when I use this product.  I highly recommend the Cube!


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September 8, 2014

REVIEW: Playtex Sport Fresh Balance

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance


QUICK TAKE:  I've tried these before and I love these tampons. The packaging is also great!

USAGE TIPS:  Use as directed.

THE VERDICT:  It's never fun when Flo is in town, but products like Playtex Sport Fresh Balance make it a lot more bearable.  These are easy to use, really comfortable, and keeps me feeling fresh.  They are great for movers and shakers like me. I highly recommend this product! #PlayOn




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September 7, 2014

TMI Tag! ...Birthday Week & Giveaway

Hey Yu guys!  It's my birthday week!  Show me some love and share this post :)


1.) How I tan & stay tan w/ Million Dollar Tan
2.) Back to School Giveaway (ends Sept 14th)

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VIDEO MAKEUP:
E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation in Sand x Buff
N.Y.C. IndividualEyes in Dark Shadows
MAYBELLINE Colossal Volume Mascara in Glam Black
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark
SEPHORA + PANTONE Blush in Dusty Pink
E.L.F. Matte Lip Color in Natural
KRYOLAN High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine in Toffee
URBAN DECAY All Nighter XL Makeup Setting Spray


TMI TAG ∙ QUESTIONS:
1: What are you wearing?
2: Ever been in love?
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
4: How tall are you?
5: How much do you weigh?
6: Any tattoos?
7: Any piercings?
8: OTP?
9: Favorite show?
10: Favorite bands?
11: Something you miss? .
12: Favorite song?
13: How old are you?
14: Zodiac sign?
15: Quality you look for in a partner?
16: Favorite Quote?
17: Favorite actor?
18: Favorite color?
19: Loud music or soft?
20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
21: How long does it take you to shower?
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
24: Turn on?
25: Turn off?
26: The reason I joined Youtube?
27: Fears?
28: Last thing that made you cry?
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
30: Meaning behind your YouTube Name?
31: Last book you read?
32: The book you’re currently reading?
33: Last show you watched?
34: Last person you talked to?
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
36: Favorite food?
37: Place you want to visit?
38: Last place you were?
39: Do you have a crush?
40: Last time you kissed someone?
41: Last time you were insulted?
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
43: What instruments do you play??
44: Favorite piece of jewelery?
45: Last sport you played?
46: Last song you sang?
47: Favorite chat up line?
48: Have you ever used it?
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
50: Who should answer these questions next?

THE PEOPLE I TAG:
– YOU!
– AprilAthena7
– LagunaBeachLove10
– HRHCollection
– hollyannaeree


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September 3, 2014

PLAY > Enrique Iglesias - Bailando ft. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona

SoOo refreshing to hear THIS Enrique!  The new musical direction he has been pursuing does not feel authentic to me, but I'm really happy he decided to stick with his latin roots on this one.



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