Another HUGE sample sale is hitting Los Angeles this weekend! On Saturday, November 16th, from 12pm – 4pm, you’ll be able to score adorable athletic clothes from Ellie (Remember my post where I point out they seriously rival LuluLemon?) as well as items from ShoeMint, StyleMint, and JewelMint for over 25% off!! The sale will take place at 322 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034. RSVP here for all the info. I will definitely be there – will you?
Hello lovelies, I hope you are all having an amazing week! I just wanted to pop in to let you know about an amazing sample sale happening in Los Angeles tomorrow, November 15th! You may remember when I tried Little Black Bag and scored the most amazing Alice + Olivia purse! Tomorrow, LBB is having a sample sale from 12pm – 4pm at 10951 Pico Blvd, Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90064. RSVP to the Facebook Event for more information. Here are a few samples of the types of items they will have at drastically reduced prices:
Will you be attending the sample sale tomorrow? Have you ever tried Little Black Bag?
A few weeks ago I posted about my experiences using the new Dove Clear Tone Deodorant. I thought now would be a good time for a follow up post to let you know how my results have been in the long run! You may remember from my previous post that the new Dove deodorant aims to solve several long running issues for women. According to Dove:
- Shaving can be harsh on underarm skin; in fact, 32 million women in the U.S. experience underarm red and dark marks that result from shaving irritation.
- As a result of shaving, underarm skin loses 50% more moisture, which can lead to dryness and irritation
- Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant is designed to reduce red and dark marks in just two weeks, while also providing 1 / 4 moisturizers to replenish skin after women’s daily shaving routines.
- Specially formulated with Calendula and Sunflower Seed Extracts, Dove Clear Tone accelerates the natural skin renewal process to help restore skin to its natural tone.
- Dove Clear Tone also offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection and comes in four variants including new Pink Rosa – a floral and fruity fragrance.
- Dove Clear Tone is available at drugstores nationwide. You can find more information at Dove.com
As you can see that is a host of problems! Luckily I have yet to experience any of these since I began using the new Dove Clear Tone products. I even had a friend visit for the weekend whom I gifted the bonus one they sent me, and she loved it too! I especially like that the fragrances are subtle and not overpowering, and it seems to be effective throughout the day without needing to reapply.
Have you tried the new Dove Clear Tone products yet? What has been your experience with them? Which is your favorite? As always I’m excited to hear what you think!
When I was
doing major credit card damage innocently browsing online the other day for some stocking stuffer ideas, I couldn’t help but pick out a few items I wouldn’t mind treating myself to. I don’t have an iPhone 5 or an iPad (yet), but I’m absolutely adoring Kate Spade’s little cinema-themed collection she has going on right now. Since I work at a major film studio and movies are kind of my thing, I wish all of these items came in an iPhone 4 or laptop version :( Oh well, I guess for now I’ll have to settle for living vicariously through one of you!
What do you think about these tech accessories? Would you recommend I upgrade to the iPhone 5? I’m still not sure how I even feel about the 4.
Oh my gosh y’all. I was doing a little internet window shopping during lunch yesterday and I think I can officially say I’m obsessing over the new Kate Spade holiday items over at Nordstroms. These would make the most adorable gifts for your girlfriends, mom, boss, and any other fabulous woman on your list this year! Which one would you most like to see in your stocking?
I’ve always been a Kate Spade fan but I think she really hit it out of the park with this year’s holiday collection. What would you most love to give or receive this holiday season?
I was so excited to receive Influenster’s latest Voxbox a few weeks ago. Now that I have had time to try out all of the products, I can’t wait to show you what I got and tell you about them!
What I loved:
I especially loved the NYC Big Bold Plumping Lip Gloss. It is so slick and shiny and stayed on all night through a girl’s night out in Hollywood this weekend! I would definitely recommend this lip gloss, especially at the price of $3.60.
I also really loved the Airheads Xtreme Bites. I’m not a huge sour candy fan, but these are waaay better than sour punch straws and might officially be my new go-to movie candy. A bunch of my sorority sisters from college were around my apartment this weekend and we devoured the entire bag almost the second we opened it.
What I liked:
I really liked the convenience of the Tide PODS Detergent. Detergent and fabric softener are in one little packaged ball that you just toss in with your wash and go. This is especially great for people using common laundry facilities because you don’t have to lug around a heavy bottle of detergent. I say this is not a love because I’m committed to trying to use unscented and dye-free products where possible and this does not fall into that category.
I also had mixed feelings about the Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Gel Wash. It cleaned my face and smelled good, but in general I try to avoid putting dyed and scented products on my face, so it’s probably not something I would purchase for myself, but if you are looking for a new face wash give this one a try!
I received another set of Kiss Nail Dress adhesive nails. These have come in other voxboxes, and while I think the patterns are fun, I don’t wear any type of fake nails because they freak me out. I will probably gift these to someone, although they could come in handy for Halloween.
If you want to receive boxes of fun free samples, I definitely recommend signing up with Influenster! I have only a few invites left, and if you would like one send me an email or comment on this post! Have you tried any of these products? Which are your favorite?
I love to send (and receive) fresh flowers, but often times the ones available at online retailers just aren’t the quality I expect, and seem totally overpriced. Enter: The Bouqs Company. Literally rethinking the entire concept of online flower ordering, each bouquet is handpicked from a sustainable farm partner located on volcanic property in equatorial South America. Each farmer is paid a living wage and offered services like healthcare and continuing education. “Bouqs” are cut on the same day you order them and arrive at their destination (with free shipping!) just 4 days later, meaning the flowers are always fresh.
40 different bouqs are available for just $40 flat – that’s it, plain and simple. They also offer subscription packages for a discount. Not only am I a big fan of their sustainable and fair business practices, but the beauty and price can’t be beat. Take a look at these beauties and consider shopping Bouqs the next time you need occasion flowers. (P.S. This isn’t a sponsored post, just trying to share an awesome company with you guys!) BONUS: Use any Bouqs link in this post for $10 off!
Have you ever tried Bouqs before? Which ones are your favorite?
Lauren Conrad has recently helped start a fair trade gift shop called The Little Market! Is there anything this girl doesn’t do perfectly? *Sigh* Love her and all of the adorable goodies that you can purchase while supporting independent female handicraft artists in places like Nepal, Peru, India, and Bolivia. It’s definitely about that time to start thinking about holiday gift-giving, and I think any of these fabulous items would be just darling in someone’s stocking. What do you think about LC’s fair trade venture? What’s your favorite item from the shop? Here are a few of my faves:
Those of you who know me (or have been around the blogosphere awhile) know that I love tea. While black tea used to be my staple, recently I’ve been trying to switch to green tea because of the many health benefits it provides over the other varieties. Matcha is an especially pure form of green tea that is created by blending the tea leaves into a minuscule powder that dissolves in the hot water, instead of just drinking water brewed from the tea leaves. Consuming the entire leaf in this manner provides more than 10 times the nutritional value and antioxidants that regular tea provides.
When MatchaDNA contacted me about trying out their tea, I couldn’t wait! One thing I especially loved after trying the product was that it doesn’t have the bitter, harsh taste that certain green teas can have. Because it’s derived from a Chinese green tea plant (as opposed to Japanese, which is the more common), it has a much more smooth, calming flavor that I really loved enjoying while relaxing on the couch. It also provides a steady, energizing amount of caffeine that leaves you aware and awake without feeling jumpy or jittery like coffee (or the other college staple, adderal.)
Another neat aspect about MatchaDNA in particular is that one package comes with 34 individually wrapped serving size packets of matcha instead of a bulk bag of powder. This made it so easy to make a single serving for myself, plus I was able to toss a packet in my lunch bag to take to work without having to worry about making a powdery mess everywhere. Extra bonus, MatchaDNA is guaranteed never radiated and is USDA certified 100% organic. Please check out their website, facebook, and twitter for more information!
Are you a tea or coffee person? Have you ever tried matcha? What do you think of this “superfood”?
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dove. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.
I don’t typically use Dove brand deodorant, but when I was sent the materials about their newest product I couldn’t wait to give it a try. I have very sensitive skin and am always prone to irritation from shaving or exercise. As Dove says about their product, “Shaving can be harsh on underarm skin; in fact, 32 million women in the U.S. experience underarm red and dark marks that result from shaving irritation. As a result of shaving, underarm skin loses 50% more moisture, which can lead to dryness and irritation. Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant is designed to reduce red and dark marks in just two weeks, while also providing 1 / 4 moisturizers to replenish skin after women’s daily shaving routines. Specially formulated with Calendula and Sunflower Seed Extracts, Dove Clear Tone accelerates the natural skin renewal process to help restore skin to its natural tone. Dove Clear Tone also offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection and comes in four variants including new Pink Rosa – a floral and fruity fragrance. Dove Clear Tone is available at drugstores nationwide. You can find more information at Dove.com.”
I love the special emphasis on natural ingredients and the formulation for sensitive skin. This is especially important to me because I hate putting unnecessary chemicals on/in my body and my skin tends to turn red very quickly if products are too scented or otherwise harsh and irritating. The Dove deodorant smells fresh and clean without being overwhelming and really lasted all day through lots of running around, errands, work, and other activity. I have not previously used Dove personal care products very often but in the future it is definitely a brand I would consider purchasing! Have you used any Dove products in the past? Will you be trying the new deodorant?