August 20, 2015

STYLE | AUGUST ROCKSBOX

 Happy day! I hope you ladies have had a wonderful week. I am a little late posting about my Rocksbox this month, but it did not disappoint! I requested a necklace, ring, and bracelet this time and they included just that in my box . To see what was in my last Rocksbox click here.


 The Kendra Scott necklace I got is ubber gorgeous! I cannot wait to style it! 

The stones in this ring match the necklace, so I could style them together. Cute, right!

This Bracelet has been on my wish list from day one. I was happy to see it in my box this time!I Love everything I received, but Rocksbox always sends me exactly what I would like to get in the next box. If you would like to receive designer jewelry every month you can use my code: JACENDABFF and receive your first box free, cancel at any time. 



August 14, 2015

BEAUTY | SINFULCOLORS BACK TO SCHOOL COLLECTION


Get ready to hit the books in style with the new SinfulColors back to school collection, Class Act. There are so many beautiful colors to pick from in the collection, but I have 10 colors swatched for you on the blog today. You can check out the SinfulColors website to view the full collection.

 Pink Punch Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color.


 Spanish Peach - Limited Edition Demi-Matte Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color.


 True-est Light Purple - Limited Edition Demi-Matte Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color.


 Flash of Fuchsia - Limited Edition Demi-Matte Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color.


 Mist of MInt- Limited Edition Demi-Matte Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color.


Pink that delivers 24/7 Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color. 


 Scrubs Blue Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color.


 Blush of Red - Limited Edition Demi-Matte Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color.


 Shimmering Royal Blue Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color. 


School Blackboard - Limited Edition Demi-Matte Bold, Vibrant, Must-Have Color.



The Class Act collection is available at Walgreens and other mass retailers for August and September 2015. You can't beat the price at only $1.99 each.  I would love to see some of your nail art, so please tag Sinfulcolors to show off your creative mani or pedi. Check out the SinfulColors website to view more colors and collections. You can also follow with FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates and nail inspiration.

August 3, 2015

BEAUTY | YVES SAINT LAURENT BLUR PERFECTOR & PRIMER



Happy Day! A few weeks ago, Influenster notified me I would be receiving the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Perfector and Blur Primer for review. I wanted to try them out for a few weeks before I did a post about them here on the blog. First off, I love YSL makeup, especially their Lipsticks. So, I couldn't wait to try them out.





This blur primer is fabulous. I apply this on my face with my fingers just before I apply my foundation, but it works just as great under a BB cream. It does exactly what it is suppose to do.  I was surprised when I applied it and felt how light it was. It was fast absorbing and the application was easy.  It blurred my pores and fine lines very nicely. A little went a long way, so it is definitely worth the splurge!



The Blur Perfector has been SO nice to have in my bag these passed few weeks with all the humidity and heat. When my face would start looking shiny or oily, I would get out the Perfector, pat it on my face twice a day, and it leaves my makeup looking matte and smooth. I love the packaging too, it is high quality and not cheap plastic. I highly recommend it!  

July 24, 2015

PINSPIRATION | BAR CART LOVE


I have a little "Pinspiration" today on the blog for you ladies. I have been obsessing over bar carts lately. How fun, right? I am in the process of putting one together for my main room in the house for entertaining. I thought I would share some of these fab bar carts I used for inspiration. (images from pinterest

I love how each cart added other feminine touches. I love the flowers and framed prints.








July 12, 2015

MY LITTLE | ALLEY & RAE


Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Last week was an extremely busy week at our house, so I wasn't able to blog. Last week my little dude also turned 6 months old. OH how things are changing! He is a little guy with such a BIG personalty. Phillip is rolling, crawling, playing, talking lots of  gibberish, and laughing, laughing, laughing. This also means he has gone up a size, and I am having a lot of fun styling my little guy. Today I wanted to share some super cute tees from one of my favorite shops, Alley & Rae. I have been following them for a while now and was excited when he could fit into their shirts. Being a graphic + web designer, I am a huge supporter of small shops, handmade, and etsy shops. It takes a lot of love, long hours, hard work, and dedication. 

We finally got some nice sunshine, so little man did some modeling outside yesterday. This fearless tee has to be my favorite. Phillip did a little shoe twinning with daddy too.






 The boombox tee totally fits Phillip's personality! I love it! 






I loved the material. Very soft. They weren't stiff and didn't wrinkle easily. I love that the instructions for washing is right on the tag that comes with the shirt. 

For more cute apparel from Alley & Rae check out their website and use code KISSME15 at checkout for a 15% discount on items (Expires 9/15). You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


June 25, 2015

FOOD | JUNE LOVE WITH FOOD BOX



Where my foodies at? My Instagram post on the Love with Food subscription sparked some interest with followers, so I thought I would just do a post about it here on the blog. Who doesn't love a tasty healthy snack? Well this box is healthy, tasty, and for a good cause. Every box you purchase goes to help fight childhood hunger in America. 

The mister and I went on a road trip for Father's Day weekend, and we brought our box along to snack on the way. 



Box subscriptions start at $7.99 a month. I am subscribed to the tasting box. The tasting box includes 8+ new snacks each month to try. All snacks are either organic or all natural, GMO-free, or free of artificial junk. You receive free shipping on every box also.

I received the following in my box for the month of June-

  • Kutoa peanutbutter and jelly bar 
  • Pop chips (crazy hot)
  • Tea candy x3
  • Stone Fire naan crisps
  • Brownie brittle (Salted caramel)
  • Emily's trail mix
  • Funny face cranberries
  • Sheffa everything savory bar


The hubs and I really enjoyed trying each snack. Everything was so  tasty! We are total foodies and love trying new foods. The Brownie Brittle, Pb + J bar, and the hot Pop chips were our favorites.

If you would like to try out this subscription click here to view their packages. Remember, it is for a good cause!




BEAUTY | SINFULCOLORS HAVING A BLAST COLLECTION


Hello ladies! Isn't it crazy July 4th is just over a week away already? I am looking forward to some time with the family, friends, BBQ, and festive cocktails. This is the first 4th of July for my son, so it should be a lot of fun! I am also all about festive nails, so I was super happy about this Sinfulcolors Having A Blast collection. It really is the perfect July 4th collection.  

From the Having a Blast collection I have included the following-
  • Ruby Ruby- The perfect July 4th red! 
  • Snow Me White- Very snow white! Perfect for creating those flag nail designs.
  • Hot Spot- Your classic all American navy blue.
  • Out Of This World- A pretty and shimmery silver.
  • Star Blast Off- A very festive accent polish with red, white, and blue flakes + stars.



The star blast off collection is available at Walgreens and other mass retailers for July 2015. You can't beat the price at only $1.99 each.  I would love to see some of your festive nail art, so please tag Sinfulcolors to show off your creative mani or pedi. Check out the SinfulColors website to view more colors and collections. You can also follow with Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram for updates and nail inspiration.






June 9, 2015

STYLE | JUNE ROCKSBOX


Hi ladies! I hope you are having a wonderful day! I received my June Rocksbox today and thought I would share on the blog. If you missed my post from last month you can check it out here if you are interested. Never heard of Rocksbox? For $19, Rocksbox comes with 3 pieces of high quality designer jewelry . Every piece is selected by a stylist from items you place on your wish list (at the Rocksbox website.) You also fill out a survey, so that they get a better feel for your personal style. You can wear the jewelry as much as you like, and when you are tired of wearing it you just send it back for another box of new jewelry. You also have the option of purchasing any of the items from your box if you end up liking the jewelry you receive. You can also cancel at any time! Postage and packaging to send back is also covered by Rocksbox in your subscription price. Here is a peek into the box I received this month.






The Sophie Harper triangle necklace was on my wishlist, so I was super happy to see it made it in my box this month. Both the wrap bracelet and statement necklace were a total surprise and I LOVE them. I can't wait to style them with outfits this month. I very pleased with everything I got in my box this month.



A slip comes in each box with the name of each piece and the price of each. You can also go on the Rocksbox website and leave your feedback (like, love , dislike) so that each box gets better and better.


If you would like to try out Rocksbox you can use my code and get your first box FREE! Just use code "JACENDABFF" at checkout. If you aren't impressed after that, you can cancel at any time. 




June 5, 2015

BEAUTY | MAY FAVORITES


Hi beauties! Happy Friday! Who else was a little sad to see May go? May really has such beautiful weather. I also had my first Mother's Day, so it was a little special for me. It has been a few months since I did my monthly favorites, but I thought I would share a few things I was loving all May long.






I received the "Intensify me!" liquid eyeliner with the "Super Sizer" mascara  in a package from Covergirl to try before it hit stores. I reviewed the mascara, but I didn't do a review on this little gem. I thought I would just stick it in with my monthly favorites. I didn't care for the mascara much, but I really loved this eyeliner. It is so easy to line the top of my eyes for a winged eye. It is also very black. I love my eyeliners really black. It stays put for about 8 hours after application. I will repurchase when this one runs out. 



 "Good morning hope" and the ever so popular "Mint candy apple" have been such favorites of mine for May. I love soft pretty shades in the spring.





I promise I wasn't trying to do a mint theme! I just LOVE anything mint or spearmint (not just in May). I also love Honest products. If you follow this blog, you know I use Honest for my son, but I have really been looking to try more products from them. This organic lip balm is perfect! Not only is it minty, but it isn't overpowering. I was impressed with how soft it keeps my lips. I am hearing good things about their organic deodorant, so I think that might be the next product I try from Honest. 





I always see this candle when I make my rounds at Bath & Body Works, but I haven't ever really picked it up...I honestly don't know why. I finally purchased it and I really love it! AGAIN, I promise it wasn't an intentional theme. This candle makes me happy and I love lighting it while I do my work.


What were you loving in May?