Fruit of the Vine #FacialFriday

Friday, April 29

Happy Friday! 

I don't know about you all, but I feel like the weeks have been flying by! I can feel the Summer sun getting closer and hotter! :)

Today I am going to be sharing with you one of my secret weapons for when I experience a breakout. 


I present to you the Caudalie Instant Detox Mask! I had gotten a sample of this mask probably about a year ago from Sephora (where else ;)) and I fell absolutely in LOVE with it! The results were instant and made my skin look and feel incredible. I had tried out a new product last week that didn't sit well with my skin. It caused me to breakout and I needed something to help calm it down. I knew immediately that this mask would do the trick and literally the next morning all of my breakouts had subsided and dried up significantly.


What makes the Caudile brand so unique is that it uses the power of grapes to help fight any signs of aging. Just like studies say that a glass of red wine can be good for your insides, then the power of grapes in the Caudile products can work their magic on the outside as well. Everything that I have tried from this brand I have loved and this mask is no exception. 

The mask goes on peachy/pink color an after a few minutes you begin to see it dry and tighten up on the face. I let it sit for a good 20 minutes to let it completely dry and work to it's full potential.


This detoxifying mask draws out any toxins and impurities that may be clogging your pores. Your skin looks instantly revitalized and renewed! With the warmer weather approaching, this is the perfect mask to use after a long, hot day in the Summer sun. All the sweat, sunscreen and makeup that may be clogging your pores will instantly be washed away after using this mask.


I love this product so much because you can actually SEE it working! The clay almost looks like its sucking all the dirt out of your pores! Look at the little dots all over my nose! It's kind of gross but cool haha!


This mask also helps to tighten the skin as well. I can barely move my mouth to talk when I have this on. Once it dries up I rinse it off with warm water to reveal a refreshed face. I use this one to two times a week when I feel the need to revive my skin.

What's even better, besides all the benefits of this mask, is that this product does not contain any animal products nor is it tested on animals! So it's good for you and the animals too! :)

I hope you all enjoyed today's post and I hope you have a great weekend! Tomorrow is my dad's birthday so will be celebrating that!! Can't wait for cake! ;) 

Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!


XoXo

Glowstart Your Day! #MirrorMirrorMonday

Monday, April 25

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend!

Today I am sharing with you a brand new product from the one and only GlamGlow!


Glowstarter is the first and only moisturizer in the GlamGlow line! This isn't JUST any moisturizer, it's a Mega Illuminating Moisturizer! This tinted cream it pigmented and helps to not only even out your complexion and blur any imperfections, but it is formulated to perfectly hydrate your skin keeping your face nourished throughout the day.



This moisturizer contains vitamins, botanicals, Hyaluronic Acid and like every GlamGlow product, TEAOXI which helps to brighten and clarify the skin as well as providing instant hydration. Since this product contains Iridescent Illuminating Pearls, it can be worn alone to enhance your skins natural beauty or it can be worn under your makeup to give your face that extra glow.


I love wearing Glowstarter under my makeup but as a little trick, I like to lightly dab it down the bridge of my nose and along the highpoint of my cheeks as a base for my highlighter. It makes the reflective pigments pop! I also love putting a little on my décolleté and shoulders to give my skin a little extra glow as well. Plus, the Glowstarter smells like candy! So your skin not only looks great but you smell good too!


If you can get your hands on the Glowstarter I would highly recommend it! My skin has been loving the hydration and I have been loving the results! This is the perfect product going into the warmer weather and who doesn't want to glow like a Goddess in the sun! I know I do! This is, in my opinion, another amazing and well done product by GlamGlow! I would love to hear your thoughts on the products as well some of your favs from GlamGlow! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a Glamorous week!

XoXo









Friday Finds!

Friday, April 22

I can't believe another work week has come and gone!

Today I am sharing with you some Vegan food finds that I have been LOVING lately!

As many of you may know, I have been a Vegetarian/ Vegan for the past 11 years and more recently I have been focused on eating more Vegan. There are so many amazingly healthy vegan options that the transition has been extremely easy for me! I am definitely not missing out on anything!
In conjunction with my new supplement regimen, I have been feeling fantastic! My stomach isn't bloated, my skin has never been clearer, and my sleep pattern and energy levels are on point! 

So here's a look at all the foods I have been enjoying this past week!


Explore Asian: These little packets are so good for a quick go to meal. There are just like the 
90 second rice pouches. They have 28 grams of protein and are gluten free and GMO free. There are a few different flavors to choose from as well so it gives you a little variety.


Traditional Medicinals Lemon Balm Tea: I love a nice hot cup of tea before bed and this Lemon Balm tea is the perfect nightcap. Not only does this tea help to relieve occasional indigestion but it also has a calming effect. One cup of this and my HUM Beauty zzZz and I'm Sleeping Beauty! It's a nice way to unwind after a long day.


Cool Cups Gel Cups: I found Vegan Jello!!!! I think I screamed in excitement in the food store when I found them haha! They are so good! I can't tell you the last time I had Jello! So happy I finally got my fix :)


Betty Lou's Fruit Bar: I have featured these Fruit Bars on my blog before and I am still in love with them! They really do taste like a piece of pie! I put mine in the microwave for 20 seconds and put a dollop of So Delicious Coconut Whip on top and it's like a "party in my mouth" haha!



Follow Your Heart Vegan Eggs: I have been on the lookout for these 'eggs' ever since I saw them featured at the Natural Foods Expo West! I have finally found them and they did not disappoint! I can  eat scrambled eggs again!! My mouth is watering just thinking about them! It's my new Saturday breakfast meal :)


Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares: I call these little gems Veeg-its! I have finally found Vegan Cheez-its and I couldn't be happier. I love that a cracker brings me so much happiness lol! They taste better than the real thing!


Love Grown Cereal: Yes these are kids cereals and yes I eat them and yes I love them! So yummy! I love enjoying these cereals with So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk.


Eat Pastry Cookie Dough: This little blue tub is dangerous!! I LOVE this cookie dough! Not only can you eat it raw (no eggs because its vegan ;)) but you can bake them! I made some for my parents and they couldn't even tell they were vegan!! They are a few different flavors that I cannot wait to try! What's even better is that it's made from chickpea flour so it's low in calories and fat! 


Luna & Larry's Organic Coconut Bliss: I have know about this brand for probably about four years now. I had learned about this product from one of the creator's parents themselves. I had met them on my vegetarian journey and I cannot believe that I has taken me this long to try the brand. I don't even know why it took me so long to try it! I have been missing out these past few years! I have to hide this product from myself so I don't eat the whole pint in one sitting lol! 

I hope you all enjoyed today's post! Let me know if you have tried any of the products I have featured about and if you have any recommendations for me! 

*These aren't all the foods I eat, these are just some of the foods I like to snack on. I try to follow a well balanced, veggie and protein filled diet but it's always nice to indulge every now and then :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

 XoXo

April Glossybox Reveal! #MirrorMirrorMonday

Monday, April 18

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend!

Today I am sharing with you what I got in my April Glossybox.



If you haven't heard of Glossybox, it is a monthly subscription box where you receive 5 full size or deluxe beauty samples for $21/month. Each box also comes with a fold out info card that gives you more information about each item as well as tips and tricks for each product.


Norell-Norell New York Eau De Pafum: Described as a "modern green floral fragrance" that features notes of Mandarin, bergamot, & jasmine with base notes of sandalwood & vanilla. It's a little too floraly for my liking :( I like more softer warmer scents. 


Studio | 10- Brow Lift Perfecting Liner: This is a nice brow pencil. Not only does it have a tinted side to fill in your brows but it has a lighter end that you can use right under the brow to give the eye a lifted look. What's even better than the product is that for every pencil sold, Studio | 10 donates 100% of it's profits to Look Good Feel Better, a charity which supports woman with cancer.


Unani- Dermo Defense Face Mask: This hydrating and protecting mask helps to remove impurities from the skin. Use it one to two times a week and your skin will be glowing. I will let you know how I like this mask :)


Biossance- The Nourisher, Precious Rose Face Oil: This is the second time that I have received a Biossance product in my Glossybox and I am a big fan! They are such light and beautiful facial oils and really leave your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed. This oil contains a blend of roses and vitamin C to repair and lock in moisture.


Leighton Denny Expert Nails (Pillow Talk)- I am always happy to open my Glossybox and find a nail polish! This is such a beautiful Spring color! I can't wait to paint my nails :)

Personally I wasn't thrilled with this month's Glossybox. I have gotten better boxes in the past. There weren't a lot of products that I would want to use on a daily basis or incorporate into my routine. I'm not saying I hated it but I have gotten better products in the past that fit my needs and wants :)

If you are interested in trying Glossybox out for yourself, follow the link below to receive 
$10 Off your first box!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

XoXo


Sephora VIB Rouge Sale Haul!

Friday, April 15

Happy Friday!

Another Sephora sale has come and gone and now it's time to share with all you lovelies what I purchased with my 15% Off! 


Some items are a repurchase and some items are new for me. I figured I might as well stock up on some goodies while I have such a great discount available to me!


Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara- I am so amazed at the results I got with this mascara! (See picture below) The way the bristles separate and coat my lashes are unbelievable! This was a 100 point Beauty Rewards perk. I will probably be purchasing the full size one!

GlamGlow GravityMud Firming Treatment- This was another 100 point Beauty Reward perk. I already own the full size of this mask and I am obsessed with it! Now I have travel size one to take with me on the go. I would HIGHLY recommend this mask!

Invisi Bobble Hair Ring- These hair ties are magic! Anytime I put my hair up with a normal hair tie without fail I will eventually get a headache and when I take it down its all dented. These hair rings are traceless and don't get caught in your hair or give you a headache! They come in all different colors and come as a set of three. I have one in my hair right now as I type this post :)



Commodity (Gold)- This is my signature fragrance right now! Perfume can be so expensive but I figured with 15% off this was the perfect time to restock on my supply. This perfume has notes of sandalwood and vanilla, two of my absolute favorite scent.


Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo- This is another repurchase. This is the best dry shampoo I have ever used. It soaks up all the excess dirt and oil but it doesn't leave my hair stiff or look like I used a dry shampoo. It has a nice fragrance too which is a nice bonus.


GlamGlow SuperCleanse- Another repurchase haha! I use this facial cleanser every morning and it really helps to control any excess oil and keeps my breakouts at bay! It goes on like a thick mud mask and then foams up as you add water to it. I would definitely recommend this face wash to anyone who it prone to breakouts and has a little more oily skin. It may be a little too drying for someone who doesn't have those issues.




Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Laquer (Pretty Thing)- Okay, I need this lip lacquer in EVERY COLOR!!!! This is my new favorite lip product! The color is gorgeous and the consistency isn't sticky or tacky and wears beautifully throughout the day! I am dying to get my hands on Sugar Sugar thanks to the gorgeous Jaclyn Hill.


Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector (Light)- At first I didn't like this foundation. I put it on and it looked a little too orange even though I got it in the lightest shade. But after a few minutes it seemed to adjust itself to a lighter shade and it was perfect! It is more of a BB cream so it's a lighter coverage but it just seems to blur out any imperfections and even out my skin tone. It's the perfect product for the warmer weather.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (Fair Neutral)- I have finally jumped on the Naked Skin Concealer bandwagon! I am so happy that I did! I don't know how I went SOOOOO long without this product! Everyone needs to go out and try this concealer! I would love to try their color correctors too.

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these products and what you purchased during this sale. 

Have a great weekend!

XoXo


HUM's The Word! #MirrorMirrorMonday

Monday, April 11

You may have seen it in Sephora. 
Maybe you've read about it in Glamour. 
But today I am letting you in on a little beauty secret!

HUM Nutrition! Where beauty starts from within!


As many of you may know, I have been a vegetarian/vegan for the past 11 years. I am always look for new and effective ways to get the nutrients my body needs from not only the foods that I eat, but from the vitamins and supplements I take as well. I have tried countless vitamins and digestive enzymes but to no avail did they give me the benefits I sought for my health. 
Then I came upon HUM Nutrition!

What makes HUM so special is that every supplement is made of 100% natural, pure & potent premium quality ingredients and everything is GMO & Gluten Free!

There are over 26 supplements to choose from! Now I know what you're thinking, "How I am I going to know which ones are right for me?" The wonderful people at HUM have made it so easy for you! They have a simple 3 minute quiz set up on their site that helps to personalize and pick the perfect supplements for you! Plus you get $10 off your first order just by taking the quiz!! 


I had reached out to the HUM company and asked then if they would partner up with me for this blog post. I wanted to be able to share with all my wonderful readers everything this brand has to offer. They sent me a two week sample of their Runway Ready Packets. Now I don't know about you, but I LOVE the idea of having little packets with your pre-portioned supplements ready to go! So convenient! These packets contain two of their Red Carpet vitamins & one Killer Nails. Within six weeks you should see a difference in the quality of your hair, skin and nails. Today isn't meant to give my full review, I am committed to taking these vitamins and will be giving my honest opinion about them once I've used them for the recommend six weeks :) 


Now for my personalized recommendations :)


Beauty zzZz: Hello Mr. Serotonin Man! These little pills work wonders. I don't really have a hard time falling asleep, but lately I have been having a harder time going to bed. The directions say to take one tablet 20 minutes before bed on an empty tummy and wow they definitely work! What's even better, you don't wake up groggy the next day. You just feel like you had a great night sleep!


Flatter Me: These are the best digestive enzymes I have ever taken! I can't tell you how much money I have spent on other digestive enzymes in the past. Not only is the price point fantastic, but I only have to take two a day. Being a vegetarian/vegan, the foods that I eat can cause some discomfort and bloating and these little capsules make a huge difference. I can enjoy my food now and not have to suffer later from it.


Big Chill: Like many people, I have a busy and stressful job. There are a lot of people and things that I have to deal with on a day to day basis and it can be very stressful at times. These supplements are meant to help you cope with your stress and remove the signs of it at well. I will continue to take these daily and let you know in my follow up post if they have made a difference in my busy life.


Arctic Repair: As I've said in past posts, I am all about taking preventative measures to aging. I am going to be 28 years old next month and I have noticed a few more lines on my forehead that weren't there before haha. Call me crazy, but I want to keep my skin looking young and wrinkle free for as long as possible without having to resort to Botox. It's just not for me, but to each's own :) I will let you know how these supplements fair after I have finished taking the Red Carpet Ready vitamins.


Skinny Bird: One of my biggest down falls is over eating. Now I eat very healthy 90% of the time, but there are times where I want to eat the world! Haha! Especially around that time of the month, my cravings go through the roof! These supplements are meant to reduce stress eating, boost metabolism and help curb appetite and control blood sugar. As I said before, I will continue to take these supplements and will follow up with you next month with my honest and true opinion :)

If you are interested in trying HUM Nutrition out for yourself, head over to their website and use my referral code for an addition $10 off your order. That's a total of $20 in savings

Referral Code : FF44B

Thank you for stopping by! Let me know if you try any of these products and what your thoughts are on them!


XoXo




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