Thursday, February 27, 2014

Giveaway! 5 Favorites of FitLips Lip Balm

Last week, I received a line of FitLips products to try out. Before this, I had never heard of or tried this particular line of lip balm. However, being a gal with a full set for myself, lip care has always been EXTREMELY important to me, so I was more than excited to try out this all-natural, lip care line. 

FitLips product line

My Favorites of FitLips :

1. They come a variety of flavors and styles: Purchase your fav balm in a 6.5g tube or a 22g tin. Also, choose from a variety of flavors including Passion Fruit, Vanilla, Natural, Peppermint or a flavorless one for your man! The Passion Fruit is my absolute favorite!! Also, try the lip scrub in the tin. It's perfect for smoothing out dry patches on any part of your body, not just your lips!

FitLips for your man tube
FitLips lib scrub

2. The balms provide long-lasting moisture and have long-term effects: Instantly after applying one of the FitLips balm, your lips already feel softer and smoother. And once you start using FitLips regularly, your lips will start to feel that way all the time! I especially love to apply the balm right before bed and right after I wake up. 

3. They're made with all natural ingredients: The ingredients include beeswax, mango butter, jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, grapeseed oil, organic hempseed oil, cocoa butter, cucuacu butter, Vitamin E, rosemary extract, natural flavors. Also, some of the ingredients combine and create a natural SPF to protect your lips from harsh weather. I'm telling you, these natural ingredients make the balm so hydrating and long-lasting. No need to worry about it rubbing off after only 10 minutes like some other products!

FitLips lip balm tubeFitLips lip balm tin

4. The packaging is recyclable and biodegradable: With a slogan like "FITLIPS. Good for your lips. Good for the environment." you know that this is a company who is dedicated to providing environmentally healthy products... and that's just what they do! In fact, the lips logo doubles as a leaf! How cool is that?! The tin containers can be re-used OR recycled and the paper tubes are recyclable AND bio-degradable!


5. Non-sticky and no color: This balm is perfect for anytime use because there is no color in any of the flavors. So you can wear it on it's own for a light sheen, or over one of your colored lipsticks. Also, it's not sticky at all, so no need to worry about hair getting stuck on your lips or your man cringing at the feeling of sticky gloss on his face. And, that's a Win-Win for everyone!

FitLips lip balm tubes

FitLips lip balm tins
After trying FitLips balm and scrub, I am 100% behind this product line. I love their commitment to quality and the environment, as well as the brand's extra personal touch. Not to mention, FitLips products were distributed in swag bags of both the 2013 Emmy Awards and Academy Awards! Pretty cool to be using the same product as some big Hollywood celebs!

So check out FitLips' website, Facebook page and Twitter account. Want to try some yourself?! FitLips and I have partnered to give 2 LUCKY WINNERS a tube AND a tin! Just enter below.

Ladies, don't forget to keep those lips healthy and kissable with FitLips! 
 
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review and giveaway purposes. All views and opinions expressed are my own and are based on my own experiences.*
All photos are my own.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

#J'AdoreVoxBox: Full of Products For Your Everyday Life


I received my second Influenster VoxBox earlier this week. I have to say, with all of the anticipation building up around this J'Adore VoxBox, I was definitely excited and anxious to try out all of the products! The Valentine's Day theme made this experience feel so festive and fun! Here's what my VoxBox looked like when it was delivered to my house:



As you can see, there are five AMAZING products in there, some I'd heard about and others that I'd never tried before! After a week of experiencing each and every product, I have to say that I am so impressed with the high quality of this J'Adore VoxBox. Each product seemed better than the last and I honestly enjoyed each and every one. Lucky for me, I still have plenty left so I'll get to enjoy them over and over again!



I finally got an opportunity last night to try out to Boots Botanics Shine Away Iconic Clay Mask last night. First things first, be sure to shake it up before use! Don't be me and spill it all over your clothing because it was so watery! That was a mess! But after shaking it up, it was a perfect consistency. It's clear that a little goes a long way so I'm sure that it will last forever! I let the mask dry on my face for 10 minutes, then wiped it off with a warm, wet cloth. It comes off so easy so you don't have to irritate your skin by scrubbing. My face definitely felt fresh and smooth afterward. I'll certainly be using this clay mask on a regular basis!

 
Mmm, there's nothing better than a hot cup of tea on a cold and rainy morning. I enjoyed my Red Rose Simply Indulgent Crème Caramel Tea at work this morning and it was perfect. Tasted so natural with just a hint of sweetness. I didn't even need to add any additional sugar. It's great for indulging without the fat and calories. You better believe that I'm trying out the Cinnamon Bun and Vanilla Biscotti flavors next! I think that Red Rose just turned me into a tea person :)


And here is the product, that needs absolutely no introduction. Hershey Kisses Milk Chocolates are a holiday classic and this festive bag was perfect for Valentine's Day! To keep myself from eating them all, I plan on bringing them to work for an office sweet treat! 

So I basically took the John Frieda Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight challenge. Day One I washed my hair and while still wet, I sprayed the iron spray. From there, I blow dried and straightened my hair. Day 2, I did a little touch up with my straightener but I must say, it was still looking healthy, smooth, straight and frizz free. Day 3, I pulled off a nice straight and sleek ponytail. This product definitely works immediately and I also can't wait to see the long-term effects. It will protect my hair from heat damage and I know that will make my hair naturally more healthy! I will definitely buy more of this when I run out.



Now I haven't yet tried these Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes. I don't want them to go to waste so I'm saving them for a fun weekend. (I will update this post with photos and a more thorough review after I wear them.) Now, I've always had short and thin eyelashes so I like to sometimes wear some fake ones. However, the trick is finding lashes that don't look fake! You want them to blend in and look just like your natural lashes...that's where these are perfect. They will create some length and thickness, without overpowering your eyes. Just don't forget to take them off before bed though... last time I woke up from a night out with my eyelashes still on, it was NOT a pretty sight!

Have you ever tried any of these products? What did you think?


I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All views and opinions expressed are my own.
All photos are my own.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Entertainment Cruises- Experience Your City Like Never Before

This past Valentine's Day, I got an extra special treat. My boyfriend, Jimmy, surprised me with the most romantic night. Now, if you know Jimmy and I, then you'd know that we are TERRIBLE at keeping secrets from each other. In fact, we have been known to exchange Christmas gifts in November because we just can't wait until December! So the fact that he kept our night a complete secret until we were actually there was incredible!!

So we are in Philadelphia and the taxi pulls up along the Delaware River and there it is. A gorgeous, four floor yacht called the Spirit of Philadelphia. I was so shocked but so excited for a night of dining, drinking, dancing and sailing up and down the river. The entire cruise lasted three and a half hours and was absolutely fantastic. We got to experience an amazing view of the Philadelphia Skyline and sailed under the lit-up Ben Franklin Bridge. It was such a great dinner and experience; I can't wait to do it again! Perhaps in the summer for a lunch cruise?!


There was not one bad thing about the night so I'll just give you my absolute highlights: 
  • Friendly crew and customer service
  • Fun and romantic ambiance
  • Delicious buffet (menu below) and cash drinks
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Great DJ and lots of dancing
 
The food was served buffet style and with more than 100 couples on board, there was PLENTY to go around. Check out our extra special Valentine's Day menu, complete with a glass of champagne:

Salads
  • Field Greens with baby spinach, strawberries, goat cheese and walnuts in a raspberry vinaigrette
  • Classic Caesar with romaine hearts, tossed with garlic croutons, Parmesan cheese and a homemade Caesar dressing
Entrees
  • Atlantic Filet of Salmon with a dill cream sauce
  • Short Ribs served over garlic mashed potatoes
  • Lemon Basil Chicken lightly breaded and baked in a lemon basil sauce with a splash of white wine
  • Pasta tossed in roasted vegetables in a creamy Alfredo sauce 
  • Hand-Carved, Pepper Encrusted, Roasted Sirloin of Beef 
  • Herb Marinated Pork Loin
Sides
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Vegetable Medley
 Desserts
  • Chocolate Mousse Truffle
  • Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

And want to know the BEST part of this cruise... It's not only in Philadelphia! There are Entertainment Cruise Lines in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Norfolk and Washington DC. Let me assure you, whether you are going for a romantic evening with your significant other, or for a fun daytime party with your friends, you will NOT be disappointed with the quality and caliber of Entertainment Cruises.

Unfortunately, because of the lighting, I was only able to get a few photos with my phone. But these photos from the website are spot on- it really is THAT beautiful!




Want to plan a surprise of your own? Or just need a little spoiling of your own? Book your cruise at www.EntertainmentCruises.com!


*Last three photos were taken from www.SpiritOfPhiladelphia.com
*I received no form of compensation for the post. I am in no way affiliated with Entertainment Cruises or Spirit of Philadelphia. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Free Yourself of Your Ex & Make Some Cash Doing It!


Valentine's Day is a beautiful holiday dedicated to love and romance. But not everyone has great experiences when it comes to relationships. In fact, mementos that may have once been lovely and meaningful, may now serve as a painful or annoying reminder of a past connection and the emotions involved. So, this Valentine's Day, free yourself of all painful memories from the ghosts of relationships past on ExBoyfriendJewelry.com. 


ExBoyfriendJewelry.com allows you to buy, sell and trade just that-- jewelry, handbags and other mementos that were given to you from an old beau. On the flip side, this is a GREAT marketplace to buy high quality jewelry from others at a severely discounted price! Get jewelry from Tiffany's, Betsey Johnson and more, all while helping out a fellow gal so needs to get rid of it and make some money at the same time. Check out some of the current deals on the site:


Enjoy this V-day to the fullest by selling your old, baggage-carrying items, and make a little cash while your at it! ExBoyfriendJewelry.com is a simple and trustworthy place to do just this. 




 
 How do you get over an ex? What have you done with Ex-boyfriend jewelry in the past?

I am in no way affiliated with this site. All views and opinions expressed are my own. Photos were taken from the www.ExBoyfriendJewelry.com website.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Add this App! Avoid Becoming a Bridezilla with The Knot

The season of love is upon us. First, Valentine's day, then beautiful springtime! Love is in the air and for any of you newly engaged ladies, congrats! Marriage is a beautiful thing and half the fun is planning the perfect and special day, all about you. So, don't let stress and worry overshadow the joy of it all. And don't scare away your bridesmaids and future groom by turning into a complete Bridezilla! Instead, use The Knot Wedding Planner app to keep your wedding planning organized, fun and convenient!


Here are some of the absolute BEST features of this free wedding planner:


The Knot provides a long list of local vendors including photographers, wedding planners, florists, caterers, DJ's, venues, and more! Click on one of the pages and it'll give you the place's contact information, as well as customer reviews! This makes research and booking a breeze.

The app also features real wedding photo inspirations. Check out real weddings with different themes and moods like "A Naturally Elegant Wedding," "A Festive Garden Wedding," "A Rustic Wedding" and more! These photos are uploaded by REAL users and provide such great creative ideas and inspiration.

Use the Guest Manager to set events and manage the guest list for each.

The detailed and categorized budget tracker easily breaks down the finances and will definitely keep you on track financially.


Lastly, and probably my favorite feature, set your wedding date and The Knot with generate a customized checklist that starts with hiring a wedding planner and deciding your  wedding colors to sending out thank you notes, and EVERYTHING in between.

The Knot Wedding Planner is definitely a must for any blushing bride. It will keep your planning organized, on-track and stress-free! Better yet, it's all at your fingertips! Don't own a smartphone? Check out TheKnot.com.

So enjoy your proposal, your wedding and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! You deserve it!!
I am in no way affiliated with this app or company. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Product Alert! Dove Advanced Care Allows You To #RaiseYourArms

As a member of the Influenster Blogger Network, I received a Dove VoxBox earlier this week to try out and review! I must say, I've always been a fan of Dove's high quality and affordable products, as well as their mission and message to promote real beauty. I've tried the new Dove Advanced Care Deodorant and this product is no exception to their high quality standards.

Here are all the reasons I fell in love with the Dove Advanced Care product line:

 Hassle-free application: The deodorant goes on clear. I even tested it on a black shirt!
Moisturizing: You can instantly feel how smooth this product makes your skin. I can't imagine what it'll feel like after some long-term use!
Affordable: The deodorant is available at Wal-Mart for only $4.88!
Variety: There are numerous fresh scents to choose from including, pomegranate, cucumber, plum blossom and more!
It works: Probably, the most important thing... IT ACTUALLY WORKS! There's no doubt in my mind that this deodorant will keep you cool and dry all day long.
Also, be sure to join Dove's most recent campaign to redefine beauty in all aspects of life. Use #BeautyIs: to reveal a beautiful selfie or statement of what you REALLY think is beautiful. I say #BeautyIs loving yourself and those around you!  

To join the Dove conversation or learn more about their advanced care line of products, go to:
So check out Dove's new Advanced Care line and you can #RaiseYourArms and celebrate beauty all year long!
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. 
All opinions expressed are my own.