Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Disclaimer: I received the products featured in this blog complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes

Hi everyone! This summer I was one of the lucky people chosen by Influenster to review the Hourglasss Vanish Seamless Foundation Sitck & Brush set!

I’ve never used a stick foundation before, so I was very excited – and a little nervous- to try this! The appearance of the product alone is beautiful (see pictures below) and it received rave reviews on Sephora, but of course I had to test it and see for myself if it really lived up to its reputation.

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Hourglass Vanish Box from Influenster
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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Brush and Foundation Stick

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The Fragrance Outlet


Hi everyone! Hope you’re summer has been great so far! Mine has been pretty fun and relaxing.  Furthermore, I was one of the lucky people selected to receive a sample  of BAMBOO Eau De Parfum Spray from The Fragrance Outlet! Let me start by sharing with you that Bamboo smells delicious! It has a fresh flowery scent, but it is also very feminine and sexy. I also looove the bottle! It’s so pretty and perfect to display on your vanity.

 

 

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My Sassy Summer Style

Dislaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Hello lovelies! Summer is in full swing,  which means we have to plan  weather appropriate outfits for beach getaways, weddings, outdoor concerts and other events and/or gatherings. So many clothes, so little time! When it comes to my summer style, I try to keep it simple, a little sassy and fun! I try to find pieces that are chic and on-trend, but also comfortable and easy. Below are three outfits I’ve worn for different occasions, listed by event type and trend.  For more information about the individual pieces, please read the captions and check out the online shopping links below.  As always, thank you for following and enjoy!

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Trend: Off-The-Shoulder

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Tbags Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Top in Poppy, H&M Black Shorts,  Soda Gold Sandals Longchamp Bag, Wild Juniper  Gold Earrings

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Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask by Valentia Natural

Hello lovelies and Happy Summer! I hope that you all had a wonderful and a relaxing July 4th! This last month was stressful, so I took a little break from blogging to enjoy some much needed R&R at the beach! One way I try to relieve stress when I have a busy day (or week!) is to try to find a few minutes to pamper myself. Even during the course of my busiest week, I can usually find 15 minutes to do a face mask. I encourage and challenge everyone to do the same! You can watch your favorite trashy TV show while the mask is actively nourishing your skin! Or, if you’re really pressed for time, you can work at your computer or do chores (cleaning can also be a stress-relieving activity- well it is for me anyway!) and still reap the benefits of a face mask.  Which brings me to the latest mask I’ve been testing: the Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask by Valentia Skin Care!

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Alterre Shoes launches a Kickstarter!

Hi everyone! This is going to be a brief post. I just want to share with my readers that Alterre Shoes has launched a Kickstarter, which ends soon, on June 15th to be exact! You can back their project by going to the following link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/354542203/alterre-shoes-a-21-in-1-shoe-as-versatile-as-you.

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For  those of you who are new to the brand,  Alterre is an innovative shoes brand that was created by two women here in New York City. Alterre shoes are 2-in-1, which means they have interchangeable heels and straps, so you can create multiple styles (up to 125 combinations!)  just by changing the straps.Furthermore, they have  padded insoles and are made in Brazil with genuine leather. For more information about the brand, you can visit their website: www.alterreny.com or read my previous post here: Alterre Shoes Holiday Giveaway!

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Experience natural luxury with the Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum


Hi friends! As you know, some time has gone by since my last review. This Spring has been a whirlwind, I have been so busy that I had to put blogging on hold for a couple of weeks. I also wanted to take some time to test new skincare products, which allows me to see the long term effects. The product I’m reviewing today is the Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum.  Valentia has become one of my favorite natural skincare brands ever since I reviewed the True Glow Eye Cream & Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask (to read the review, click on this link https://wordpress.com/post/chicprettyfun.com/1216).

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*(scroll down to the end of my review for information about a special discount for my reader)

Here is the description of the product as posted on www.valentia.com: “This luxuriously revitalizing treatment is formulated to bring out your best self. Infused with a unique blend of botanicals, essential oils, and vitamins, this serum supports circulation and reoxygenation. Your skin is left hydrated, more even, and resilient to future damage.  Valentia’s Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum is a transformative addition to any skin care routine.”

Applying a serum is an essential part of my daily skincare routine. I  prefer to apply a serum at night. After cleansing and removing my makeup, I apply the Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum first, then after  a few minutes, I apply a night cream. Some of the results  I’ve experienced since using this serum are: brighter and better skin tone, less visible fine lines, better skin elasticity. In addition to that, the Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum is also very moisturizing (always a plus for people with dry skin like myself!). Unlike other serums I’ve tried in the past, this one is not thick or heavy, so you can use it all year round. Finally, it smells delicious! It has a very light natural citrus smell. 

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Make Beauty review (with special discount code!)

Hi everyone! MAKE Beauty has extended their offer until May 31st! For more info, reading my original post. Happy Shopping! (I’ve been busy, but I’ll be posting a new product review soon…)

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Happy Spring everyone! After taking a short break from blogging, I’m back today with my review of Make Beauty. I was one of the lucky bloggers selected to review two of their products. Before I get into my review, I’d like to share  some information about the brand.

Make Beauty is a hypoallergenic beauty and skincare brand  and all their products are made in NYC. Here is a description of what this beauty company does:
“We develop products to spark your own irresistible desire to create. Professionally formulated but user friendly, every product is designed for personal experimentation –wear wet or dry, alone or layered, subtle or super-pigmented. The collections for lips,eyes, cheeks and skin offer rich formulations and rare palettes for an unconstrained range of colors, finishes and textures. Whether the look is a perfect no-makeup makeup or modern minimal alongside a more pigmented finish is entirely up to you.”

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Make Beauty review (with special discount code!)

Happy Spring everyone! After taking a short break from blogging, I’m back today with my review of Make Beauty. I was one of the lucky bloggers selected to review two of their products. Before I get into my review, I’d like to share  some information about the brand.

Make Beauty is a hypoallergenic beauty and skincare brand  and all their products are made in NYC. Here is a description of what this beauty company does:
“We develop products to spark your own irresistible desire to create. Professionally formulated but user friendly, every product is designed for personal experimentation –wear wet or dry, alone or layered, subtle or super-pigmented. The collections for lips,eyes, cheeks and skin offer rich formulations and rare palettes for an unconstrained range of colors, finishes and textures. Whether the look is a perfect no-makeup makeup or modern minimal alongside a more pigmented finish is entirely up to you.”

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Voulez-Vous Petit Vour?

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Hello everyone and Happy Spring!!! When Spring arrives I always feel the need to de-clutter and re-organize my closet and my makeup. As I was organizing my beauty products, I realized it was time to review some of the amazing skincare and makeup that I’ve received from a vegan subscription box called Petit Vour (according to their website, the name is Frenglish, it derives from “petit four”).  www.petitvour.com/pages/faqs.

Over the course of the last few  years I’ve been trying to switch over to more natural skincare and beauty products. So I received this subscription as a gift from a family member for Christmas and I really love it! Please read below for my review of the samples I’ve received in the first two boxes.

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From the left: French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish (sample size), Evelyn Ion Gel Liner + Brush (sample size), S.W. Basics Mini Cream and Kaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca Beads (sample size).

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Valentia Eye Cream and Hydration Mask. Indulge your skin.

Disclaimer: all opinions are 100% my own

Hi there! While we are only a couple of weeks away from Spring, it’s still  cold here on the East Coast -well, some days anyway, it’s been a  crazy Winter! With the cold comes dry skin, which means I’m in desperate need for hydrating skincare products. I was one of the lucky  people selected to try a hydrating skincare line by a new company called Valentia. The timing could not have been more perfect!

Valentia was the Roman Goddess of healing and she relied on what nature provided to heel the citizens of Umbria.  She would help farmers heel their damaged skin from the sun with natural ingredients, such as berries and herbs. Similarly to the goddess that inspired it, the Valentia skincare company uses natural ingredients that can help repair sun  and wind damage, and prevent wrinkles and dark spots (paraphrased from http://www.valentia.com/pages/about-us).

I received two products for testing: the Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask and the True Glow Eye Cream. I tested both of them for about 2-3 weeks. I’m going to review the hydrating mask first.

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