#WIPEAOLICS Savvy Travelers Subscription| Review

I was really excited to receive this shiny parcel in the mail. Upon opening it I found an adorable little travel bag decorated with city landmarks, it was filled with various Savvy Travelers wipes. Savvy Travelers is a women owned, cruelty free, and earth conscious brand.

These wipes are designed to help you feel clean and confident on the go. Wipeholics is their new subscription service in which customers will be sent a box of beauty products and wipes every month for twelve months.

The 'Pop Sugar Must Have' Box #AD

Yesterday I came home from work to find that I had received my Pop Sugar Must Have Box. I received the September edition and am loving the items so far!
Happiness Delivered 
 This month's box was packed with six unique items.

  1. Jack & Lucy| Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat (Suggested Retail: $58)
  2. NCLA| Mani-ER Tool Kit (Suggested Retail: $16)
  3. Briogeo| Conditioning Mask (Suggested Retail: $36)(Not CF)
  4. Flint| Lint Roller(Suggested Retail: $10)
  5. Smith & Cult| Lip Laquer (Suggested Retail: $22) (Not CF)
  6. The Gluten Free Bites| Dark Chocolate Coconut (Suggested Retail: $5)

What I love about these boxes is the variety. I received, a snack, a fashion item, practical things like a lint roller, plus new beauty products to try out. While browsing the Must Have site I noticed that there are other great boxes as well! There is a mini monthly subscription box, gift boxes, and limited editions. 

I am most excited to style the Jack & Lucy hat when the cooler weather sets in. Thanks Pop Sugar! 

If you would like to subscribe to the Pop Sugar Must Have box, use code SHOP5 for $5 off your first box! 


August Favorites

I'm not sure why but I feel like it's been forever since I have written a monthly favorites post. I'm so excited to share them with you this month since my two favorites are items I have fully customized.

I have been following the resin jewelry trend for awhile, favoriting a ton of styles on Etsy. I found Lilia Smith's Designs and fell in love with her unique items. Of course I found her while searching for resin jewelry but she also creates and sells prints and wire jewelry.

I wanted a piece that would match all of my jewelry, last season I was very into the rose gold trend but I currently wear a lot more silver. I asked Lilia if she could make a clear resin ring with gold, rose gold, and silver flakes inside. Lilia was awesome to work with and if you want a similar piece you should definitely scroll through her Etsy shop. 

'Frownies' Eye Gel| Cruelty Free Beauty Review

At twenty-one years old, my under eye area isn't that big of a concern when going through my skincare routine. However, I have noticed that with long nights spent studying and not getting enough hydration my dark circles have been getting worse. So I thought why not try to add something new to my routine. Frownies kindly sent me a sample of their eye gels to try out.
A pack of Frownies

Beach Style into Fall| Guest Post by Kathryn Porritt

As the air gets cooler and the summer days are almost behind us, we want to make sure that that feeling of relaxing by the seaside is with us even while the beach sunsets are turning down.  Bringing a little of that beach style to your fall look can be achieved and then you’ll get the most out of your summer wardrobe, even as a nip of freshness and cool starts to bite into the air.

Bring Your Kaftans into Fall
One of the on-trend looks of summer was the kaftan.  A richly embellished cross between a dress and a shirt was seen on all the glitterati and famous set this summer.  You’ve invested in a kaftan and you want to wear it as Fall sets in?  No problem.  Kaftans are a versatile fashion piece that can be worn year round to add a pop of color to your wardrobe, even if you’re not relaxing poolside with a cocktail in hand.
Take your midi kaftan and wear over your favourite pair of blue jeans for a day look that will work year round.  As it gets cooler, bring a touch of boho chic to the look by adding a clashing faux fur trimmed vest to the look, and stack on loads of wooden bangles and clashing metals in your necklaces.  The 70s boho chic vibe of the kaftan craves lots of color, so don’t be scared to add your favourite hues and lots of metals to the look to get that Bianca Jagger style.

Colour Pop Gel Liner| Cruelty Free Review

Recently, I have been trying out a lot of products that are new to me, and I love sharing them on my blog. In 2014 I lived for the felt tipped eyeliner pen. I was constantly sporting winged liner. This summer I wanted to try something new and a bit more colorful.

I ordered Colour Pop Cosmetic's Gel Liner in the shades Prance and Overboard just to add a bit more vibrancy to my everyday makeup. This is my first purchase from Color Pop and my first time using a gel liner.
My First Color Pop Purchase

My First Time Trying a Sheet Mask| Alba Botanica 'Hawaiian Detox'

Today I tested out the Alba Botanica's Hawaiian Detox Sheet Mask. This is my first time using a sheet mask and I was really excited to find a cruelty free one!

Sheet masks are a product of the Asian skincare market, and while they have some really amazing and innovative products-- if they are sold in China they are (usually) tested on animals. I recently learned that  mandatory testing was lifted on some products, but I still steer away from many Asian products for this reason.

My first thought when applying this mask was that its super saturated, there is no rinsing required after using this mask as it is serum enriched. So that wet feel the mask has is just all that great serum. Most sheet masks are not for my skin type either, so I was excited to find this one.
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First Impressions of Burts Bees BB Cream

This past weekend I did a bit of drug store makeup shopping after seeing that Burt's Bees released a BB Cream. In the summer months especially I hate caking makeup on my face and have been in search of a cruelty free BB Cream. I attempted filming a little 'get ready with me' style video to show you how it applied, but  photo booth is awful at picking up on skin finishes.