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Words With Friends 2

This post is sponsored by Zynga, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I have always been a big fan of games that challenges me and makes me use my brain. Words With Friends 2 makes me feel super smart while playing against friends and other people online. If I’m ever unsure of whether a word actually exists I use the dictionary feature in WWF2. I find most of my friends by connecting the app to my Facebook. If you guys want to challenge me, my username is sofiaN100.

Since Words with Friends 2 is played on the phone is the perfect game for me. I can play wherever I am or wherever I am going. I have a ton of travel plans coming up and it will be the perfect pastime activity. This summer I’m enjoying laying out in the sun a lot or walking around the city. No matter where I go I can bring Words With Friends 2 with me – and play together with my friends even if they’re on the other side of the world. I’m really not the best at this game. But I am learning more words as I go and progressing towards becoming a better player.

Have you ever played Words With Friends? If not you can download it right here. Let me know in the comments down below what your favorite Words With Friends moment is. It can be an epic Words With Friends game you’ve played or just a story of maybe how you met a new friend.

Reviewing The Balm Jour Creamy Lip Stain

The Balm sent me a package with all the shades of their new Creamy Lip Stain and  I am so excited to be sharing this product with you guys! The Balm Jour Creamy Lip Stain comes in 8 different shades and are named by greeting phrases from different countries round the word. You can find shades as Hello, Ni Hao, Ciao and more in the collection.

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The Best National Lipstick Day Deals (FREE Lipsticks)

National Lipstick day is just around the corner. As “national holidays” like lipstick day is becoming more popular companies are starting to catch on the trends and use it as a promotional day. Some companies will even give away free lipsticks! Yep, you heard that right. Keep on reading to find out where the best deals are and where you can snag some Lipstick freebies this weekend.

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Best of Nordstrom Anniversary SALE

I decided to gather a bunch of my favorites for Nordstroms anniversary sale this year. And to make it easier for you guys I have split them up in categories so you can shop what you are looking for. Ive kept almost all items to under $100, most of them $50 or less. Get your shop on before prices go up!

Dresses & Jumpsuits

Tops

Bottoms

Shoes

Bags

Beauty

Denim

My favorite Swimwear Pieces under $30

One thing I love about the summer times is all the fun I have with my friends. Wether it is at the beach or by the pool we always have a great time. And for great times you always want to look and feel great. So I have gathered a few of my absolute favorite swimwear pieces that costs only $30 or less. Many of these are on sale! Scroll through my favorites down below. To get to something you like you just need to click on the image.

 

Perricone MD No Makeup – Makeup Review

Perricone MD are famous for their amazing skincare. So when I got a package from them containing their No Makeup makeup line. It is safe to say that I was more than surprised. I actually did note even know that they carried makeup products. A very simple makeup collection made to look like you aren’t wearing makeup when you are. We have everything from foundation to eyeshadows in the collection. And majority of the products are liquid products. But with a starting price of $30 for products, are the products worth the money?

Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum $60

4.4 stars, 158 reviews on perriconemd.com

No Makeup Foundation Serum instantly softens imperfections and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and pores with Neuropeptides without settling into fine lines. A luxurious fluid texture leaves a semi-matte suede finish with a breathable second skin effect. This lightweight and elegant formula contains a non-irritating, natural sun screen that protects skin from the age-accelerating rays of the sun. It comes in one universal shade or you can customize to match your skin tone with No Bronzer Bronzer.

Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation $60

4.4 stars, 366 reviews on perriconemd.com

The foundation only comes in 5 shades. With that being said I think it is time to develop some more shades. The packaging makes the foundation look a lot lighter than it actually is. And while I’m usually a light to medium or medium in my regular foundations. For some reason fair to light was my perfect shade with the no makeup foundation. Perricone MD states the following about the product on their website.

The only foundation that combines the proven results of Perricone MD science with a natural-looking, buildable no-makeup texture and finish. Scientifically formulated with ALPHA LIPOIC ACID, No Makeup Foundation minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores over time.

The formula of the foundation is extremely light and a true liquid foundation. I experienced that I used a lot of product when applying with a beauty blender. I did not try any other application methods but would assume a silicone base might minimize product usage. The foundation did however look absolutely stunning. It evened out my skin tone but at the same time it did look like my skin. It minimized the pores somewhat but they were still visible. I would rate this product 4/5. The missing rate for the lack of shades and the fact that so much product had to be used. Overall I absolutely love the foundation and how it looks on my skin. 

Perricone MD No Makeup Concealer $35 – I didn’t really get a chance to try the concealer. It had a very foul smell. Not sure if this is normal but the expiration dates on the concealers were towards the end of 2019. I could simply not take the smell of the product so I opted out from using it at all. I really love the blush and the bronzer. It gives you a natural finish without being too much and the liquid formula blends out effortlessly with everything else.

 

Private Label Extensions Mink Lashes

This post is sponsored by Private Label Extensions, all words and opinions are 100% my own.

Private Label Extensions were kind enough to send me a few pairs of their Mink Lashes to try out. And although Im in no way consider myself a lash expert, I have tried quite a few different brands. Private Label Extensions makes handcrafted, 100% mink lashes that are super affordable. On pair of lashes starts at under $10. And since they are made of 100% Mink hair they can also be reused up to 25 times (recommended).

I got two pairs sent to me – Lola and Claire. They both start at $9.75 and can be purchased in a single pair, 5, 10 or 25 pair sets. The lashes does not come with any glue so you do have to get that separately – but on the other hand you can use your favorite lash glue. I also got their new rose gold applicator to easily apply my lashes. I have used one of these tools before and it definitely helps you if you’re new to lashes, or if you just want a fast and efficient way to get your lashes on. Highly recommend you guys to check out Private Label Extensions they have so many different lashes to choose from!

Pictured wearing Lola.

What’s in my bag with Tampax Pocket Radiant

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tampax Radiant at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.

Being a girl and always on the go has definitely taught me a thing or two about what I should carry with me in my bag. Over the years, I have learned that less is more. And I always opt for the small cross body bag. Which yes, sometimes makes bringing more things hard. And if you’re on your period, it makes it even harder. But I have also learned to only bring what I really need. So, let’s take a look into what I bring in my bag and why the new Tampax Pocket Radiant is so convenient.

I probably have some of the smallest bags you could ever imagine, and still I manage to fit all of my favorite to-go products and other must-have things like my phone, keys, sunglasses and wallet. I always carry with me my favorite lip oil, hand crème and sunscreen because the California sun is no joke!

The new Tampax Pocket Radiant comes in a pocket size. Convenient for any girl that is always on the go. It also comes in a super cute and unique resalable wrapper with a new floral design. So no matter how much stuff I have in my purse, I will always be able to fit a Tampax Pocket Radiant in it. The new Tampax Pocket Radiant can be purchased at Walmart and if you click this link it will take you right there.

5 reasons to why you need to use SPF

Growing up I never really learned the importance of using sunscreen. I guess it’s the Nordic roots and the fact that we barely have any sun over there. It wasn’t until a year ago or so I really started using sunscreen properly. I still forget to put it on sometimes but I am definitely getting better on using it.

By using Olay Total Effects Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25, a face moisturizer and SPF all in one, it makes it so much easier to remember putting on the sunscreen that I need daily. Living in California has definitely made me more aware of the sun and the possible future damages it can make if you don’t wear any SPF. Here are five reasons to why you need to use SPF.

  1. SPF protects you from various UV radiation and most of these are related to skin cancer. By using SPF you care blocking out these rays and have a much higher protection from getting or developing skin cancer.
  2. It prevents your skin form aging prematurely. UV rays can damage your skin and you can develop dark spots, wrinkles and more at a younger age.
  3. It prevents your skin from getting burnt in the sun. We all love to go on a sun vacation and getting a nice tan. But please don’t forget to wear SPF. You’ll still get a tan but it will be nicer and last longer if you do it the right way.
  4. Your skin will get healthier. SPF usually protects the natural collagen, keratin and elastin in your skin. So your skin will stay healthy and glowing.
  5. The risks of not wearing SPF is not wort that one tan on your vacation. So just wear it.

You can find Olay Total Effects Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25 by following this link to CVS.

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