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February Glossybox

Glossy box were kind enough to send me their February box to try it out. If you’re not familiar with Glossybox yet let me tell you a little bit about it. Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box and in each box you will receive 5-6 sample products from different current beauty brands. A subscription plan starts at $17.50 per month. Beauty subscription boxes are a great way to explore and discover new beauty products and brands. It is also great for trying out new products. I used to be a huge Glossybox fan but not long ago I stopped with almost all of my subscription boxes because I noticed that even though I loved receiving them, all the items I received just started piling up.

Whats unique about Glossybox is that not everyone gets the same items. The items your box various to skin types and preferences. So, the 5 items that I received in my February Glossybox were; Jeanne Arthes L’Eau de Rose, a perfume with the fresh spring scents of rose. Schwarzkopf Professional Usabc Repair Rescues Deep Nourishing Treatment which I have not tried yet but will as soon as my extensions are out of my hair. I have only tried Eve by Eves Mattifying HD Loose Powder a few times but so far I am liking it. Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat is probably something that I won’t use because I never wear pink on my nails and I am too lazy to put on an extra gel coat.

 The Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack was my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE out of all the items in this box and I actually ended up buying the full sized products from Sephora to use once my little sample is gone! Its pricy but SO worth it if you have dry skin. You also need to use an extremely small amount of product. Do you subscribe to Glossybox? If so, what was the best product you have ever received?

Update…

Life has been absolutely crazy lately.I have kept myself so extremely busy and kind of took on a little bit too much at the same time. Im still not used to being back in school and trying to manage the time. It takes me so much more time studying at home than I expected it would do.

I spent my last weekend redecorating my room and getting in a completely new bed from lull which you will see soon. This weekend I will focus solely on studying as I have a trip to New York coming up in a couple of days.

Dress – Makemechic / Shoes – Forever 21 / Belt – Topshop / Bag – Celine

The New Coolpad Conjr

I have been testing out the new phone from Coolpad. The Coolpad Conjr. With a 5 inch HD screen and sleek iron gray aluminum body. The design itself caught my eyes. Conjr has an impressive 13 megapixel camera on the back and a 8 megapixel camera on the front. Both with LED flash. As a blogger and active instagrammer it is crucial that any phone keep up with the photo quality. Especially if I don’t have my camera with me. Trying out the camera was one of the things I was most excited about.

Conjr is an Android phone so it took me a little while to get used to the new user face. I haven’t even touched an android phone in years. I was surprised by the super user friendly design and that the fingerprint reader is on the back of the phone. Exactly where I would put my finger normally. Reading my fingerprint without any problems and unlocks instantly.

Something else that is really cool about the Conjr is that it has two slots for either SIM cards or extra memory cards. Being able to have 2 SIM cards in one phone will be super handy for traveling or if you want to have a business number and a private number. But only one phone. The phone comes with 16 GB built in memory which isn’t a lot. However the phone fits up to two extra memory cards.

So what do I like about the phone? Even though it is an Android the user face is really easy to navigate and the design makes it easily accessible to unlock, lock and navigate trough apps. The 5 inch screen is just the perfect size in my opinion. All of the buttons below the screen are touch. So there are no physical buttons except from the on/off button and the volume button. The camera has a kind of wide angle lens. When taking photos in low light it really works magic. A pro function lets you change the ISO, exposure and more which was really enjoyable! There is also a selfie beauty function. Frankly I would keep this function to the Asian market only. Although the rear camera has an impressive 13 megapixel I found that the photos would come out kind of grainy if the natural light was low. The PRO function was my absolute favorite especially when good daylight is provided.

Considering that the price for the phone is only $179 and that it comes unlocked. It is really a steal if you need a good phone, but not a spectacular one. The sturdy design is great while still being light weight. If it weren’t for the fact that I had bought a new phone just a couple weeks before receiving this, I would have used it full-time. I will keep this close and definitely use it for travels. I will have this phone with me during the upcoming week so keep an eye out on my other social media platforms to see photo quality and more. You can also follow Coolpad America on Instagram for updates and more.

The phone is available at Amazon and Newegg.

Taboo – New series by FX

On January 10 a new series by FX Network is airing. If you didn’t know this already, FX produces some of my favorite tv shows. American Horror Story, The series on American Crime Story and The Exorcist. FX makes amazing horror and thriller movies and I am so excited for Taboo which is the new show. Starring one of the best actors out there right now Tom Hardy.

Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney. A man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice. And with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.

Its a dark story. Set by betrayal, lies and murder. Tied to the shipping business in the 1800s in England. I couldn’t imagine myself living in that time. But I am so grilled about the show and can’t wait to see it. I love mysteries that will draw you in to the story. Meanwhile waiting for the 10th to come FX is having a giveaway here you can win $3000 in diamonds. Enter the giveaways HERE and watch the trailer as well.

Finding a Gift That Matters + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by DICK’S Sporting Goods, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The holiday is upon us. And it is time to find gifts for all of our loved ones. In my case, I’m all about finding the perfect gift for myself. I teamed up with Dick’s Sporting Goods to get out and find the perfect gift. The first thing I noticed about Dick’s Sporting Goods is that it doesn’t matter who you’re buying a gift for. There is something for everyone. That is why I am so excited to share this with you all.

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I visited the Dick’s Sporting Goods in Glendale which is a part of the Glendale galleria. Honestly, I have never been to Dick’s before so I was very excited to see what it was all about. The store itself is huge even if it is a part of a galleria. There are several different sections in the store divided by category and then brand. There is a Junior section, a women’s section, a mens section as well as an outdoor and a tech gadget section. I loved how there were a lot of mannequins and displays everywhere. It really got me inspired to what I might want and also it made me want to workout more soI could wear these cool pieces.
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Something that toilet surprised me was a section where a ton of UCLA merchandise were available.I think that its great that you can buy and support your school, not only by buying the merchandise on or close to campus. But also in your local stores! Something fun that I also found scattered around the store, divided by different sports were small items. Like water bottles, mugs, cups, balls and more fun things. So, even if someone you know doesn’t do sport themselves. You could always buy them some collectible from their favorite sports team.

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Moving on to me. I was here to buy myself a fe pair of shoes. Mostly because I need a new pair of gym shoes. I haven’t bought new ones in about a year and it is definitely time to replace my old pair. And also because it has been a while since I bought myself a nice pair of shoes. So I  also wanted to buy a new pair of sneakers. Unfortunately, with the small feet that I have and my extreme pickiness with colors they had neither my size nor the coors that I really wanted. But, Dick’s Sporting Goods also have an online website in which they offer FREE shipping and returns for all footwear! How great is that? So once I got home I went ahead and ordered the shoes that  I wanted, in my sizes.

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Are you still looking for a gift that matters?

I am giving away a $25 gift card, all you have to do is leave a comment to this post. The contest runs until December 21st, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. I will notify the winner directly on December 22nd, 2017.
Entrants must be residents of the US and 18+ only. Winner will be randomly selected from comments on this blog post.

Ciaté London Goodiebag

Last week I went to an event with Ipsy OS and Ciaté London.  We got to see all the fun makeup as well as try them. But honestly, I didn’t even know that Ciaté had makeup until now I just thought that it was nailpoilishes that they made. They released their makeup line last year, but how could I have missed this?! I was shook. Anyhow, lets dig into the goodie bag and se what I got! Also, I will link all the items down at the end if there is something that you liked and found interesting so you can shop them! 

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First of all, I got this amazing makeup bag in which all of the stuff fitted. It has a cute little quote on it; “Put on your lipstick and hustle”. Also we got the magazine The glossip that Ciaté releases a few times per year, and a matching notebook that has a gorgeous velvet cover. (Im obsessed with velvet).

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The first two of the bigger items that I got in the goodie bag were the BIKINI BODY BALM Body Illuminator and also the Makeup Melter Murumuru Makeup Remover Balm. The Illuminator is super settle, at lest that was my opinion as I tried it at the event. I have not tried it in daylight so it might show up a little better in a different light. The makeup remover is the BOMB. It’s a super light balm that just melts instantly and removes the makeup so easily. This will definitely go on my makeup counter right away. img_5511

Next we’re moving on to eye makeup. We got the Chisel Liner High Definition Tip Eyeliner which I find very different because the tip has a flat side to help creating a flawless wing. We also got the Wonderwand Intensely Volumising Mascara and  I am obsessed with the design of this mascara. For the eyes we also got one of their eyeshadow palettes. This on is The Fearless Eyeshadow Palette. I didn’t swatch or try the eyeshadow palettes too much so I don’t really have an opinion on them quite yet. But I do really like the pigments and they re really smooth and creamy. I just had to show you the inside of the palette as well, how cute is it?img_5514

Lastly we got some lip products and also a fun new nail polish pen if you will. I didn’t really try any of these products at the event on my lips but I did swatch them and they looked beautiful! Bright in red is the Liquid Velvet™ – Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Fast Lane. Then we also got one of the Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick and the one I got was in the shade Innocent which I absolutely love. Its like a peachy orange shade thats just gorgeous. Then we also got the Magic Pout Potion Lip Plumping Primer and lastly a Mani Markerimg_5515

Most of these items can be found at Sephora. I linked all of the items that they sell online down below. ❤ Just simply click on the to get to the product page.

Wine Safari with Ashley Tisdale and Signorelli

On Friday I went to an small blogger event that Ashley Tisdale hosted with her clothing company Signorelli. We went to Malibu Wines Safari and went on the little safari tour around the ranch, meeting all the animals, feeding them and also tasting a bunch of wines. After the safari we were treated with a yummy lunch and more wine while browsing the new fall collection from Signorelli.

The Saddle Rock Ranch is such a beautiful place. If you didn’t know my friend has her 7 horses here and last year I used to go up there 2-3 times per week to ride. I have gradually gotten more and more busy and don’t have as much time going here anymore. She is also moving her horses to a private ranch in 2 weeks so I won’t be going here anymore which is so sad. Riding here is so amazing (we have our own riding tracks and jumping obstacles) but, riding along the mountains on the ranch is just so beautiful. Will definitely miss riding here.

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Im wearing: Romper – BooHoo / Shoes – ShopIppo / Bag – Celine