Friday, November 1, 2013

What is in my Rose VoxBox!

I was super excited to get the email that I was getting another VoxBox from Influenster. I got my first one the Cosmo VoxBox, about a year ago. Click here to see what was in the Cosmo VoxBox and here for my review on those products. 

So when I came home Monday and saw this:




I may have done a little happy dance. Ok, I did. 

This time I got the Rose VoxBox*. I was pleasantly surprised by the contents as I did not know exactly what was coming. As I did in my other VoxBox posts, this post will be about what is in the box and my first impressions on the products. Then I will follow up with a review post after I have had some time to use the products. Also I know all the items are not beauty related but to keep it simple I will keep the Rose VoxBox posts on this blog. 

Here is what was in the Rose VoxBox:





  • belVita Crunchy Breakfast Biscuits.  These I eat all the time already. They are super yummy and very convenient for on the go breakfast/snack. I got the blueberry in the VoxBox one of my favorite flavors.                                                                                                        
  • Dr. Scholl's For Her Cozy Cushions.  Looking forward to trying these out and seeing if I notice a difference in how my feet feel when using them.                                                                                                      
  • Kiss Gradation Polishes. I think I am most excited about these polishes. I love the look that these polishes are supposed to give so I am really hoping it turns out how it is supposed to.                                                                                                                                                     
  • Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara.  This is probably the second thing I am most excited for. Mascara is one makeup item I will wear even on days when I don't wear much makeup. I am kinda picky about my mascara though so time will tell how this one is.                                                                                                                                 
  • Lindt LINDOR Milk Choclate Truffles. These I have also had before. Love these chocolates. They only give you one small piece but they also include a coupon for $1 off a full sized bag. Excuse to go out and get a bag? Hmmm.


Don't forget to check back for my review post. 

~amber~


* I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. 





Friday, October 25, 2013

Nails: Matte Grey with a Bit of Sparkle



From left clockwise:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat
NYC Matte Top Coat
Revlon Colorstay Base Coat
Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday
(this is was a mini 100 points perk from Sephora)
Maybelline Color Show Impeccable Greys







Side note: I know some people clean up their nails after they paint them but I usually wait and peel off the nail polish when I wash my hands. It will usually come right off. 

~amber~

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Post

Rules:
1. Thank the tagger and link them in the post.
2. State that this tag was created by The Beau Bow.
3. Copy and paste the rules.
4. Tag some more beauty bloggers and link them to the post.
5. Title this The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Post so readers know what the post is about.
6. Have fun!
Thank you Liz(lizlovesmakeupx3)  for tagging me!
1. Name a beauty regime that you rarely do.
 I rarely do much with my eyebrows. I only recently started using clear gel.  I do try to maintain them with tweezing but I haven't had them waxed in years. I also don't do much with my hair besides the basics (washing and brushing). I do want to try curling it though. Maybe do that every so often.  
2. Is washing your make-up brushes something you do regularly?
No and everyday I always think I gotta wash my brushes. I actually did last Friday though, very much overdue.
3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish?
Since I started working two jobs, longer than I would like (I typed this with chipped nail polish).  When it gets really bad though I will just take the polish off and if I am to tired to do them I will sometimes go awhile with no polish on (as I am right now). 
4. How long do you put off buying/ replacing a beauty or nail polish product, even if you need it? (e.g. purchasing a new top coat or foundation)
Most of the time I buy a new one before I run out. 
5. What is your worst beauty habit?
Not washing my face on days when  I don't go out and I am just hanging around the house. I have gotten better about washing my face before bed (and taking my makeup off).
6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off all the time.    
Cleaning my bathtub/shower. Its not super dirty but it could use a good cleaning. There is so much effect involved which includes getting in the tub and getting wet. I have started using a daily shower spray which you just spray on after your shower and leave, and that seems to help a bit. 
7. When going out somewhere do you leave getting ready to last minute or not?
 I usually don't wait till the last minute to get ready, especially if I am wearing makeup.
8. Can you commit to a spending ban?
I am more careful now with spending my money but I don't know if I can do a actual spending ban. I have thought about it though.
9. How organised is your make-up and nail polish collection?
I think they are pretty organised. It works for me so that is the main thing.
10. What is the longest amount of time you have gone without writing a blog post?
To long. Finding it hard to find the time and energy since I started working two jobs.

I don't know anyone to tag, so I will just tag everyone.  If you do this tag let me know in the comments.


~amber~

Monday, September 30, 2013

Autumn Is Awesome Tag! Part Two

Hello all, Here is part two of the Autumn Is Awesome Tag which was created by Rachel Whitehurst(icallitambrosia) on YouTube. Check out Part One here, on my other blog La Bell Aube. 


The Questions


  1. Favorite Clothing Item for Fall?  Being able to wear my boots, sweaters, and hoodies again. I am trying to get into wearing scarfs. I was never a fashion scarf person so I am working them into my wardrobe. I also like that in the Fall it is usually not so cold that you have to wear a heavy jacket and all the stuff you do in the cold winter months.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  2. Favorite makeup trend for Fall? I like wearing all the darker nail colors in the Fall. 

If you do this tag (or any Fall tag) let me know in the comments. :)

~amber~

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Nails: Private Viewing




  • Revlon Colorstay 005 Base Coat
  • Wet n Wild Megalast 204B Private Viewing
  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat 





~amber~


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Outfit Of The Night: Going To A Wedding (Dress & Makeup)

This post is long over due. I tweeted about about going to a wedding back in June (my boyfriend's sister got married). I wanted to share what I wore and the makeup look I did.

I ended up having to look for my dress last minute and dragging my boyfriend with me, which was interesting. We apparently have very different opinions on what looks good on me. After looking all day, going store to store it came down to two dresses. I ended up going with this one:


I got the dress at Macy's. I really liked how the hem of the dress is different lengths. The shoes(which are not tied in the pic) I have had for years, and I don't remember where I got them but they are super comfy which I love. I have trouble walking in heels and since I am tall I hardly ever wear them. But these shoes I was able to wear all night while most of the woman had abandoned theirs. 

For makeup I brought a lot:



I ended up going with a neutral eye:



And a bolder lip: 




For my hair I didn't do anything to it (besides brush it of course) expect use a little bit of sea salt spray which I was cautious to how much I used since it was the first time I ever really used it in my hair, and I was not sure how I would like it. I ended up not really using enough to do anything.

Sorry it took me so long to get this post up. I hope you all had a fantastic summer!


~amber~







Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Changes

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to let you know of some changes happening with this blog. I have decided to keep this blog as just a beauty and fashion blog. I have started another blog La Belle Aude for everything else I want to write about (including my book reviews and bookshelf challenge updates).

Still working out a regular posting schedule (for this blog as well as my new one). Thank you all for sticking with me and being patient with my lack of posts.

I am excited to get back into my writing and blogging and to see how my blogs develop.

~amber~