Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pump up the Polka Dots

Polka Dots Pumps have been popping up everywhere lately. I love the retro-ness (I know that is not a real word) of the look. It has a glamorous side note that I can't get enough of. Check out a few options below: Pump up the Polka Dots

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Influester - Sugar 'n Spice VoxBox

I am an Influester yall! Not sure if you remember but back in January I received an Influester Holiday VoxBox well, the kind people at Influester sent me another one. This time it is the Sugar 'n Spice Vox Box. I was excited cause I thought I was getting some candy! But, nope I literally got some sugar and kinda of spice.

Here is the box!

Nice right? I can honestly say I use all the stuff in here.

So, I am a huge Splenda fan and I was super excited to try this new product by Splenda. Nectresse is 100% natural made from monk fruit and is zero calories. I tired this in my coffee and did not like it at all. It has a distinct taste that stayed me with way too long. I could not even finish my cup. Now, I have used the regular Splenda for years and I love it (no aftertaste) but, this is not for me. These are $3.99 for a box of 40.

I adore these Dickinson's witch hazel oil controlling towelettes ($5.99 for a 20 count box). The towelettes are LARGE and feel refreshing on my face (not drying at all). I used to faithfully use witch hazel so, this line is not new to me. I love that these are wrapped individually for easy transport. These will no doubt be in my handbag all summer. Also, because the Influenster/ Dickinson's people are so wonderful they included a handful of $2.00 off coupons!!

Vaseline Spray and Moisturizer ($7.99 for 6.5oz can). This was the first item that I noticed when I first opened my box; I was so excited to try this. I used this straight out the shower and loved the ease of just spraying it on especially for my back. You will still have to rub it in of course however, the spray does make application easier. Within an hour of application I noticed I did not feel as moisturized as usual. I was not dry just not as moisturized. So, the jury is still out on this one.

Now, I am a Crest girl at heart but I have nothing against Colgate. I received a Colgate optic white package and was thrilled. I get so excited whenever, I get a new toothbrush (it's the little things in life). I have heard great things about this optic white line so, I finally get to try it. I love the toothbrush (it is soft and I can only use soft). $2.99 for 8oz bottle of mouthwash, $2.99 for the tooth brush and $4.99 for 4oz tube of toothpaste.

Lastly, are the belVita biscuits at $3.69 for box of 5 packets. I love these things, okay so I was already in love with these before I got these. I eat the blueberry flavor all the time. This was my first time trying the cinnamon sugar flavor. They did not disappointment at all. I dipped them in my tea and oh my goodness more deliciousness.
DISCLOSURE:  Influenster did sent me this VoxBox for free, but as always, all opinions are my own and HONEST. I was not compensated for this post. For more information please view my policies.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

It's Mrs. Carter, yall

Beyonce for H&M

Beyonce is the face of H&M summer campaign yall. According to their press release the styles were inspired by her personal style. The photo shoot was shot in the Bahamas and the entire shot will be available soon.

Check out the press release here

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Friday, March 22, 2013

June Ambrose for Theme

Shoes are my weakness and I mean a good shoe. I can't do cheap shoes it must be well made. Now, I ain't walking around in Louboutins but still nice shoes. 

June Ambrose, personal stylist to the stars has debuted her shoe line sold exclusively through HSN. The colorful collection includes wedges, heels, and flats priced $69 to $109.

Some of my faves are below:

Faye - $109.90

Diana - $69.90

Grace - $99.90

Turner - $99.90
I honestly can't say I will be strutting around and any of these but nonetheless congrats to Mrs. Ambrose on her new endeavor. I hate ordering shoes online especially when I have never tried that brand before. However, you can head over to HSN or watch her on live on HSN today (March 22nd) at 11 am and 11pm EST and March 23rd at 8 am EST.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Iman BB creme and a Giveaway!

I am not a big make up girl. I am however all about skin care I live for skin care products. I want my skin to be perfect or as close to that as possible so, that I don't NEED to cover up stuff. Now, I know we ALL have stuff we what to cover up, highlight, smooth or whatever but you get my point. However, I think make up is fun I love to see what people can do with it. 

Finding a color that is a perfect match can be a challenge especially for us brown girls. Luckily, for us Iman has a BB cream available in six shades.  BB crème, which stands for beauty balm (or blemish  balm depending on who you ask), is basically an all in one all in product to replace moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock.  

My color is Clay Med Deep
Pretty gold packing

Feels lightweight also, I ending up using about double this amount on my face.
Blends perfect with my skin tone

In the sunlight, looks natural! Sorry my hair is creating a shadow :(

  • It is Hydroquinone Free
  • Has a SPF 15
  • Acai Extract
  • Tons of good for your skin Vitamins
  • Available in 6 shades  -Sand Light, Sand medium, Clay Medium, Clay Medium Deep, Earth medium and Earth Deep
  • It’s paraben-free
  • Semi sheer tint that blends perfectly


  • Has SPF 15 (I know I listed this as a pro so, let me be clear. I am glad it has any SPF at all but; I prefer a higher amount for my face (at least 30).
  •  I noticed I was more oily ( I'm an oily girl) than normal. This may be a pro if you have dry skin.

 Overall, I give this 4 of our 5 cups of Tia
IMAN has also teamed up with several of its retailers to host a series of exciting in-store events celebrating the new BB Crème launch. Attendees will enjoy a one-on-one consultation with an IMAN professional makeup artist, complete with a personal makeover spotlighting the BB Crème. Special sample sizes of the BB Crème will be given away to those that attend (while supplies last). For more info and to RSVP to an in-store event while spots are still available, RSVP here    


Now, to the good part, I teamed up with Iman to offer one reader a trial size package containing BB Crème samples: Shades Clay Med and Earth Med, IMAN Cosmetics Luxury Lip Shimmer: Crystal, and Luxury Lip Pencil: Tan. Total Package Value $20.00

Enter Below Contest ends on 04/02/2013 at midnight. Good Luck!

DISCLOSURE:  I was provided items for review consideration by the company or its PR.  I was not compensated for this post. For more information please view my policies. 
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