Monday, March 19, 2018

L'OCCITANE Apricot Solidarity Balm 2018

L'OCCITANE has released this year's Solidarity Balm and it is apricot scented! I am so happy to have my eyes open to this product now, because I had no idea that they released these Solidarity Balms every year and in different scents. I wanted to quickly get this review up because they are still available online and in stores, but only until March 20, 2018. If you're wanting to grab one, act fast!

Here are my thoughts on the scent, the balm, and information on where the proceeds go, because this balm is doing great things!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

My Top 5 Scents for Spring 2018

It has been a really long time since I focused on a Top 5 list. I used to do them somewhat often. I thought it might be fun to bring them back here and there, so I'm starting with today's post on what scents I'm going to be using the heck out of during this spring. And yes, they are all floral based. Cue the Miranda gif (see it below in all of its beautiful glory)!

Ha! I am really attracted to light scents during the warmer months and that usually means floral scents for me. I am really picky about my florals, though. So here's what made the cut to stay out on my vanity in the coming months!

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in OG Lolita

This is my first venture into Kat Von D's lip products, so I can't compare this new formulation to the old. Influenster kindly sent me the Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in OG Lolita to test and review. OG Lolita is just one of the 40+ shades in the Studded Kiss Creme lineup. The Studded Kiss Cremes are vegan and promise to be high-pigmented mattes with long wearing time. So what do I think of this formula and the shade OG Lolita? Let's find out!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Blog of the Month: March 2018

In February, Trecee from Treceefabulous was my featured blogger. You can read that post and see other past featured blogs under the "blog of the month" label! Being my blog of the month gets you a designated blog post, a sidebar button, and a mention on my Twitter account. The sidebar button stays up all month long. I don't believe in necessarily making bloggers pay for advertising and I'd much rather show you blogs that I really enjoy reading. And I hope you end up enjoying them too!

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This month, I've chosen Elaine from XOmisse. This is different from most of my past choices for my blog of the month, but I think Elaine's site will be SO useful to those of you who also blog or want to get started. She has answered so many of my questions in the past and has a myriad of useful tips that anyone on any level can put to use and learn from. So whether you are just getting started or are a weathered pro, Elaine has you covered!

Friday, March 2, 2018

InstaMonth for February 2018

Not sure what happened to the quality of this picture between editing it and saving it, but I realized it lost some pixelation in certain parts. If I think of it, I'll get around to fixing it probably next week. I'm already too far into weekend mode to do it right now, to be honest with you! But you can always swing by my actual Instagram to see the pixelated pictures in their full glory.

What's funny is that I made it all through January without mistakenly writing "2017" and all of a sudden on my February posts, I want to write it instead of "2018". I had to double check while editing! The last post took me wayyyy too long to realize that mistake, luckily before I hit publish. It's 2018, Wendy. D'oh! Anyway, here are a few shots from my Instagram in February!

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  1. All the hearts and everything red during the month of love, please!
  2. January Faves
  3. DAVIDsTEA Valentine Collection
  4. Valentine's Day OOTD
  5. One of my planner spreads.
  6. Benefit Hello San Francisglow!
  7. Shelfie Sunday.
  8. February Faves
  9. Snow day!
Hope you all have a great weekend! If you're anywhere the big snowstorms hit, I hope you stay warm and safe.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February 2018 Faves

Yay, March is almost here! Why am I so excited? Because it's my anniversary month and we always go on a short trip together. Sometimes we travel a fair distance and sometimes not. This time, I'm looking for closer locations. Since we are taking our dog with us, a shorter trip to where we are going is beneficial and I am looking for places that are really pet-friendly. We also always go somewhere that we have never been to together, so that we can explore and everything is new to at least one of us. It's probably my favorite tradition that we have! Do you have a favorite tradition with your spouse? Or plan on making a new one this year? I love hearing about traditions!

February is such a short month, making my favorites fairly easy to pick out. Is it pretty much all pink and florals? Yes. Like that's even a surprise if you've been following me a while. Haha! Something about the month of love, y'all! And the other eleven months...but never mind that information...

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Friday, February 23, 2018

DAVIDsTEA Valentine's Day 2018 Collection

DAVIDsTEA put out such a pretty collection for Valentine's Day this year! A collection full of pinks, florals, and rose gold will always win me over. If they had put marble in there, I might have fallen over from swooning so much. My husband knows these things and y'all...the man got me some winners from the collection for Valentine's Day. And don't worry, they still have some of it available online and you might can get lucky in stores before they run out of stock.

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The Rose Gold Perfect Tumbler really is perfect. They often offer different colors and designs, but I love the rose gold. It fits into cup holders easily and keeps drinks hot or cold for around 9 hours. And the clear top slides open to perfectly fit a straw for your cold drinks. Now I can use my S'well bottle that I love so much for my water and carry this for my other drinks. I'm a bit of a hydration-holic.

The Peony Pink So Rosy Tea Tin is so cute. I'm torn between using it for my tea storage or using it on my vanity. Definitely the prettiest tea tin I have seen yet! As far as the teas go, he got me a pouch of the Sweet Tart tea that is limited edition. Apparently, it's a big hit and has been flying off the shelves. They seem to only have it in the travel pouch online now. And to celebrate Chinese New Year, they gave him a pouch of Goji Green.

Also in the collection, is the Rose Gold Perfect Spoon. My husband got me the gold one when it first came out one Christmas, so I guess he's keeping with a theme. He grabbed me four other spoons just because- lilac, cornflower, silver, and dewdrop. There's a lot of colors available and limited ones that come out here and there, so I think he might be on a "buy all the spoons!!" mission now. Oh boy! I guess now I need to find the best way to display these, as it feels wrong to shove them in a kitchen drawer. They are great spoons though, perfect for scooping out tea and coffee!

DAVIDsTEA brought out a heck of a Valentines Collection this year. I can't even pick favorites from it. There are more items online and again they are still available right now! And if you go to DAVIDsTEA, please tell me your favorite tea(s) that you get. When I go, I find I often focus on the LE and holiday teas and not so much their everyday options!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hello San Francisglow! by Benefit

This set is still available, but I'm not sure that it is part of their permanent line. I don't think it is, but every product in the set is. So if you're interested in this set, you still have a chance to grab it! I actually won this from Hello Canada magazine when they were doing a few Christmas giveaways. Yay!

This set includes minis of Benefit's Dandelion Twinkle, Watt's Up!, Dandelion Shy Beam, and High Beam. All very different highlighters and in different formulas. If you're interested in hearing what I think and seeing my swatches, just scroll below!

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