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Back to school savings on beauty essentials with Schick

It is almost time to get back to school, for me the fall semester starts in about one and a half week. Im starting to load up with every necessary thing that I need, mostly because I know that I will have absolutely no money to buy anything during the semester. I think you all students out there can relate. I went to Walmart (for the first time in my life) and along with all my beauty must have items, stocking up on some accessories like cotton tips and body lotion, I also picked up some razors from Schick. They currently have a Buy 1 get 1 for free offer saving you up to $7.99 on razors!

2015-08-16 12.52.42I picked the Schick Hydro silk Sensitive Care which has hypoallergenic serum that protects agains irritation and leaves your skin smooth and hydrated after shave. To be honest I have never tried Schick before but by the look of it they seemed to be very popular among customers. I am probably the worst person ever to come around and try my new stuff, so I haven’t tried out the razors yet. Update to come! The razor do however have 5 curve sensing blades which I think is great and it also includes an extra cartridge and a little hanger to put up on your bathroom wall for the razor.

I also wanna let you guys know about the Schick Selfie Sweeps where you basically snap a summer selfie using the hashtags in your caption. If you enter you can have a chance to win a $10.000 toward your tuition, a new computer and many more fun prizes!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.


Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm Sticks and fall/winter sneak peak

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carmex. All opinions are 100% mine.

Carmex has been manufacturing its original lip balm in an iconic yellow lidded jar since 1937, until now. A new, fancier style has been created to fit everyones stylish trends. Each design are inspired by Pantone’s official color and print forecast for the coming fashion runways and new design are available four times a year to match your style.

Carmex sent me four of their current stylish lip balms with SPF 15 to try out and review. The lip balm sticks all have different designs which are super cute and stylish! They create new designs each season and the four current spring/summer designs were Pink Zebra, Turquoise & White checkers, Japanese flowers and a  Flower Lace design. 
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My favorite design out of these are the Flower Lace one or the Pink Zebra just to cheer up anything with a little pink touch. These are perfect for me as an everyday beauty item to use. I don’t think that I really understand how much the sun damages my skin, even my lips. With the SPF 15 in the lip balms it also makes it easier for me to be protected from the sun. A great lip and skin care tips for everyone out there being exposed to the sun

The stick is a regular, slim, round stick with a normal cap and a reversible stick. All of the balms are clear/transparent and have a very light flavor of vanilla, I could also taste some mint in there. The lipstick leaves a satiny shine on your lips after use and moistures your lips without it feeling like you have a bunch of moisturizer on. You can buy Carmex Moisture Plus at Walmart, Walgreens, and Dollar General for only $2.49.

Here is a little preview of the Fall/Winte line that will be sold soon in stores.


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Bed Bath & Beyond Shopping Spree

I was sent to Bed Bath & Beyond Los angeles (on olympic) for a fun little shopping spree experience and to get some back to school items for myself! I think that Bed Bat & Beyond is the perfect store to buy any beauty, home or personal items for yourself as they have almost anything you might need in their stores! The Los Angeles store is HUGE, it even has two floors which makes it even bigger. There is also a World Market located in there which, if you didn’t know, has food from all over the world (yummy).

I went there especially for the Harmon Face Values store (beauty supplies) that is located inside of the Bed Bath & Beyond store, and oh my god. Not only did they have gigantic aisles, there were about 8-10 of them in the beauty category and there were so much stuff there!! Anything from just shampoo and conditioner to straightening irons, makeup supplies and teeth whitening items. This is just one of the very stuffed aisles that were on the lower floor of the store.


The products on the aisles are mixed for both women and men, it is like the ultimate beauty and health store for the whole family or all your friends. I have been here a few times before shopping for beauty products, but at those times I didn’t think about how much bigger this store actually is, compared to some other Bed Bat & Beyond stores which don’t have the Harmon stores. I was also very pleased, and surprised to find items that I didn’t expect to see there and I got some very fun and useful items with me home that I really needed!

Crest and Covergirl isles at the Harmon Face Value store, just packed with items!

IMG_0771 copyI always enjoy going to Bed Bath & Beyond, they also give great discounts if you subscribe to their newsletter as well, which I guess have been a factor to why I choose to go there over other stores. I went on a Monday, surprisingly there were a lot of people in the store when I wouldn’t have expected that. But the store wasn’t packed so it didn’t really bother me too much, the aisles were also  constantly being refilled with inventory which is great. I don’t want to go there to find that my favorite items aren’t stocked.

I was sent a little back to school survival kit, which I will also give away + a $50 gift card to one of my followers on Instagram, the contest will start on the 27th so be sure to follow me! (You can find my Instagram here) I think I received a great kit with everything I could possibly need. What i received was; Full Lash Bloom CoverGirl Mascara, CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick – Ravishing Rose, Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection mouthwash,  Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste, Oral-B Sensi Soft toothbrush, Herbal Essences color me happy shampoo and conditionerSecret Deodorant, Shower loofa and a Mesh shower tote. Isn’t this a great kit for anyone, back to school or not?


Now lets see what fun things I bought wile I visited the store. I received a $150 gift card to spend at the Bed Bath & Beyond store for any back to school items. Now nothing says time to prepare myself for a new year like som new items, and some time to reorganize what I already have as well! Thats why I bought some Real Techniques brushes (which I had no idea were sold there) and a makeup box for organizing all my old, and new makeup! I also decided to get some light makeup from Covergirl, a very light foundation and a mineral bronzer was my picks as well as a new eyeliner. As for the rest of my body I got some necessities, shaving cream from Venus, dry shampoo and a volumizing mousse from Herbal Essence, another deodorant from Secret, can never have enough of those and this one smelled so good. And lastly some floss picks from OralB.

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond, P&G, and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

Beauty Review – Saison Beauty Spring

A while ago I received the full line of the Saison Beauty Spring series. I have been very excited about trying out these products as they are all Natural and Organic, specially formulated for the different seasons. The “Spring” products that I received are preferably used for people with normal skin. All the products in the spring series has a very light floral smell but I would say that the aroma from the essential oils is what you can smell the most after application.

Spring Moisturizer – The applicator is a small pump which helps you control the amount of moisturizer desired. I didn’t have to use a lot in order to cover my whole face and the moisturizer feels very light and refreshing. The smell after this products is definitely not my favorite, even though I realize its all natural and organic ingredients I wish that the moisturizer could have a bit more of the floral smell.

Spring Botanical Lotion Spray – The spray applicator makes the product easy to use over your whole body as it covers a large are with only one spray. One spray is enough for any area and after gently massaging the lotion into the skin I could clearly feel the difference. About 6-7 sprays were enough to cover a whole leg and I really liked how easy this is to use. Perfect for traveling or when you’re on the go!

 Spring Cleansing Oil – A super light oil that cleanses off any makeup easy and fast. The oil leaves the skin soft and balanced, it doesn’t feel oily nor dry. I liked how little of the product that was needed in order to clean my whole face. Just like the other products I’m not the biggest fan of the smell.

Spring Cleansing Grains – The grains comes in loose form, so before starting with using the product i suggest that you have a small bowl to mix the grains in. Take a small scoop of the loose formula and mix with a few drops of water until you get a loose paste. This is probably my favorite products of all of these as the grains gently exfoliates your skin. You don’t have to leave it on for any period of time and you skin gets really smooth and soft afterwards.

IMG_0657I received these products for free for a review, all opinions are my own.

Beauty Review – RegenFX Skin Care System

A luxury skincare line that are highly effective on all skin types and founded on holistic principles. RegenFX care system has researched and found a revolutionary result for anti aging. “At the heart of every formula is the use of active ingredients with proven efficacy in optimal doses, supported by innovative textures and technology to provide efficacy at every level.” RegenFX has a 5-in-1 anti aging formula that nourish your skin for lifting, volumizing, hydrating, toning and oxygenating.

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BEAUTY REVIEW – Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub

I received the ADOVIA Dead Sea Salt Scrub* from ADOVIA about a week ago and got the opportunity to try and review the very interesting product. With real salt from the dead sea and with the numbers of 21 minerals infused I did expect a lot from this scrub that is supposed to exfoliate and moisturize your skin.

Now when you open the packaging you see the white clear salt in the bottom with a very clean blue liquid covering it. The scrub has a fresh smell, nothing too strong and its clear that it comes from the minerals.

I briefly tried it on my right hand and arm massaging it into my skin. The salt didn’t dissolve and made a really good exfoliator while the minerals worked like a moisturizing oil that cleaned and made your skin really soft and nice. After I’ve exfoliated for a minute or two I rinsed it off and it left my skin really glowing and moisturized. I have dry skin so this is perfect for me, as I often are way too lazy to use lotion after I’ve showered.

The price for the scrub is right now only $15 (Right here), so its not bad att all and you need very little when using it so it will last long.

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Package from Sephora

Some of the beautiful benefits of being a Beauty Insider at Sephora is all the free samples and goodies you can get for free. Ive gathered a lot of points from previous purchases and I take extra bonus point offers to my advantage.

I ordered the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ebony. Ive always wanted to try Anastasia Beverly Hills products because I’ve heard so much good about them, but the last time i bought a contour kit they were out in store so i got another brand. The contour kit I’m currently using is from smash box and i love it, but I still wanted to try this one from Anastasia.


I also got a few Beauty Insider Rewards, one box from Bumble and Bumble containing following sample products:

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BEAUTY REVIEW: Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C Moisturizer

I received the Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C Moisturizer from Healthy Directions a few days ago to write up a product review. The Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C Moisturizer is an anti-aging moisturizer with Squalane offers, plus age-fighting and skin-renewing antioxidants. The anti-aging moisturizer contains several natural ingredients such as Licorice, Vitamin C, Squalane, Cucumber, Jojoba,Retinol and Pomegranates.

Now, my first impression is always determined by the design of the package and/or container of the product. The package was not so flattering by the fact of that there was bar stickers all over, and therefore, I wouldn’t include it in any photos. The container however, is very elegant and minimal at the same time. The squared bottle is not only good looking but functional as well. It will prevent the product from falling and rolling around.

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