Friday, November 21, 2014

My New Travel Hack: The Display Makeup Bag

I'm constantly packing up my bags and traveling out of town on weekends. Between going to my boyfriend's house (who lives 1.5 hours away,) visiting my college friends and making special occasion trips, I'm all over the place. And with me always comes my cosmetics bag. Unfortunately, the bag is like a bottomless pit and I'm always having to dig and dump my way through a makeup application... which usually leads to broken and lost products, as well as a huge mess! 

Now, you know that I LOVE finding solutions to my every day problems so TA-DA! I present to you the Display Bag!
This practical and convenient makeup bag allows you to open the draw string top and lay the contents out on display. Then when you're done, just pinch the corners and slide your makeup back in the pouch! The nylon fabric is durable and is pretty resistant to makeup stains and marks too. You could also use this bag for other things like a first aid kit or craft supplies.

I think this is a great idea and I'd love to see more colors, patterns and sizes in this bag. While this small version the perfect size for an overnight trip, I'd love a larger pouch to really hold ALL of my cosmetics! But I think this navy, palm-sized Display Bag is just the beginning of a great line of products! 

So if you want to buy your own (or purchase a Display Bag as a Christmas gift) head over to!

Do you have a go-to cosmetic bag for travel?!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What's Inside: Staying Winter Radiant with my #ModaVoxBox

My most recently package from Influenster included the ModaVoxBox. It included so many awesome items to help keep my radiant and happy all winter long! Check out some of the awesome new items I discovered:

Rimmel London:
I love finding new, high-quality, affordable makeup so I was excited to try out some different products from Rimmel London. I was certainly not disappointed. The Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves Mascara is a non-clumpy formula that really made my lashes pop. The brush is shaped so uniquely so it allows you to coat and separate every lash for maximum volume. Moving onto the lips, I tried out the Moisture Renew Lip Liner, a clear line that moisturized and provides a smooth base for the Moisture Renew Lipstick. I loved the lipstick color they sent and when applied over top of the liner, it stayed even and vibrant!

Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer:
Dry skin can be painful and uncomfortable, especially in the dry winter weather. So a good moisturizer that both prevents and heals damaged skin, is so important. Jergens is a trusted lotion brand and the Ultra Healing line seals in the hydration for 48 hours after application. In fact, Jergens claims that you'll see healthier, softer skin in just 1 week! I've been keeping this little guy in my purse at all times.

Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask:
Damaged hair can happen so easily. When each strand is exposed to different weather conditions, constant brushing and everyday heat, it can become broken, dry and unhealthy. So thank goodness for hair treatments like this one. Clairol's new hair mask is easy-to-use; in the shower, it moisturizes and conditions your whole head, leaving you with smooth and healthy hair!  

Puff's SoftPack:
Puff's plus is my go-to tissue brand. It's been around for years and has helped me through many allergy seasons, winter colds, and of course, sad movies! But now Puff's has a soft pack that is lightweight and convenient. I can stuff it into a duffel bag, throw it in my purse, or keep it in my car! Softness inside and out!

Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa:
Mmmm, there are few things better than hot cocoa on a chilly day. And this Swiss Miss brand is everything you would expect from a drink that brings back memories of snow days as a kid. It's simple, made with only 5 ingredients and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Just add hot milk and this warm, chocolatey drink will take away all your winter blues!

Resource Spring Water:
I had never heard of Resource Spring Water before receiving a bottle in my VoxBox. But I was glad to learn that it's 100% natural spring water with naturally occurring electrolytes. It tasted clean, crisp and refreshing. And even better, the large bottle is made with 50% recycled plastic and is 100% recyclable!

What supplies do you use to get through the harsh winter weather? 

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Turn Your Instagram Into Memories + A Personalized Giveaway

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I absolutely LOVE sharing photos on social media, especially Instagram. I post photos of my friends, my boyfriend, my blog- basically photos from all different aspects of my life! 

But what do you do with your photos after posting them? My guess (if you're anything like me) is probably nothing! They float out there into cyberspace and once the likes and comments have moved on to newer photos, your old ones are easily forgotten :( This is why I think BooksTo.Me is a brilliant idea! I was so excited to try the service and was definitely not disappointed! 

What is BooksTo.Me you ask? It's a subscription service that links directly to your Instagram account. Choose your subscrition option- either monthly or every 3 months- and each time you'll receive a hard-back photobook full of all the Instagram photos that you posted within that timeframe! I must say that I love my photo book! It's high quality and looks awesome. I've definitely showed it off to my family and friends, and it's now displayed on my shelf in my bedroom.

Plus, you can just add #nobtm to any photo (in the caption or comment) to omit it from the book! Also, if you don't have enough photos to fill the book, they will still send you high quality photo print-outs! So this really couldnt be any easier! 
BooksTo.Me is a great way to preseve your photos and memories without any extra work. Now you can use your Instagram to both share photos and store them too! 

Want to try it out for yourself! Enter below and one lucky winner will win their own BooksTo.Me photo album! The winner will chosen randomly and will be contacted by email. Good luck!

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What do you do with your social media photos?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.