Sunday, December 30, 2012

Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012!



A few weeks ago, I was selected to receive the Holiday VoxBox from Influenster and I just got it a couple of days ago. Here is what's inside:




Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal - 1 cup ($1.79/cup) Peach Almond Oatmeal
NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine - ($2.49 each) Nude York City
Kiss Nail Dress - ($6.99) Different designs
EBOOST - ($28 for box of 20 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 30 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 12 shots) Natural Acai Pomegranate flavor
Goody QuikStyle Brush - ($11.99) Half Round Styler
Sole Society $25 off your first purchase! Code: INFLUENSTER25
Montagne Jeunesse Mask -($2) Chocolate Mask

Other Influensters might have received different products.
I'm really excited to try all these products for the next couple of weeks. Yay! Thanks Influenster!


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Disclaimer: I received this products for free from Influenster, all opinions are completely honest and my own!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top Ten Shows To Watch on Netflix

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It is no secret I love Netflix... It is really the best thing after chocolate ice cream, put these two together and you're in heaven. I already have a list of what I think are the Top Ten Foreign Movies on Netflix, but that's not all I watch. Netflix not only has a vast list of amazing movies, it also has tons of different shows, new and old, for all kinds of tastes. Girly shows? Yep. Science fiction shows? You betcha. Cops shows? Of course.

Here is my list of my top ten (not animated) shows to watch on Netflix:

10.  Gossip Girl -  With setting such as The Upper East side in NY, Gossip Girl is such a fun show to watch. I would say this show is more for the girly girl and totally my guilty pleasure, all seasons are there except for the last one, season six. This show is about beautiful designer dresses, parties and rich people problems.Oh, and love triangles. The shows main characters are: Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, Dan Humphrey, Jenny Humphrey, Vanessa Abrams, Nate Archibald, Lily van der Woodsen and Rufus Humphrey. They are all ridiculously beautiful people, they all sleep with each other, back stab each other, lie to each other, but in the end love and help each other when needed. Crazy stuff happens, all while being documented by the unknown Gossip Girl (voiced by Kristen Bell), a blogger who makes their private lives not so private.

9. Nip/Tuck - From the creator of Glee, Ryan Murphy, it has all the seasons. This show had my attention from the minute I started watching. The show's main characters are Sean McNamara and Christian Troy. They are both plastic surgeons and their catch phrase is "tell me what you don't like about yourself," which they usually say at the beginning of each episode. Christian Troy is a womanizer with lots of issues dating back to his childhood, and Sean McNamara is a sensitive family man trying to do the best for his family. The show is dark, many times funny and sometimes even ridiculous, and you will see references to real world people and instances in some episodes.

8. Alias - It has all seasons. Jennifer Garner is such a badass chick as Sydney Bristow. She's a double agent for something called SD6. It's about a girl trying to do her job or taking out the bad guys and trying to keep her identity secret from her friends. With over 100 episodes full of action. This show is created by one of my favorite people of all time: JJ Abrams. You'll never get bored watching this show!

7. The Walking Dead - For those of you who like scary stories. The show is still ongoing, but you can find the first two seasons on Netflix. It is a drama about zombies! And a small group of survivors, well, trying to survive. Not for the faint of heart, this show is highly graphic and the walking dead are very, very gross looking!

6. Breaking Bad - There are four seasons on Netflix. This drama show follows a high school chemistry teacher - Walter White - making and selling crystal meth to try to leave something for his family after he dies. With the help of a former student, he starts selling the high quality substance, and quickly starts making money, as well as many enemies. As the seasons progress, we see Walter, a shy, nice man, become someone dark, almost evil as problems escalate and threatens the security of his family - and his business. It will keep you on the edge of you seat!

5. The League - There are three seasons on Netflix. This is like How I Met Your Mother (see number 2), but for more mature audiences. This show centers around six close friends: Kevin and his wife Jenny, Kevin's brother Taco, Ruxin, Pete and Andre, and how they compete to win the fantasy football league. The show is really funny as we follow the characters on their everyday lives. Taco's my favorite character, his personality is kind of like Patrick's from the SpongeBob Squarepants cartoon.

4. Weeds - You can watch seven seasons on Netflix. This show is about an upper-middle class woman - Nancy Botwin - who finds herself selling weed in her fictional city of Agrestic, California, to support her family's lifestyle after her husband dies. Nancy finds several problems along the way, and as the show progresses, Nancy's weed business gets bigger and thus her problem escalate. The shows characters are all great, but it is Nancy who makes the show a hit!

3. Raising Hope - Can a show get any cuter??? This show reminds me a lot of Full House. Maybe because the main character, Hope Chance (born Princess Beyonce), is played by the twins Baylie and Rylie Cregut, much like Michelle from Full House was played by the Olsen twins. This show is about a guy raising Hope as a single father (but with the help of his family), since he got a serial killer pregnant, and she ended up in the death row. All I can say is that all the characters are so funny, especially the beyond hilarious MawMaw! You can find the first two seasons.

2. How I Met Your Mother - I would have to say I had a hard time debating whether it would be Raising Hope or HIMYM number two. This show is compared to "Friends" a lot. It is about five close friends: Lily and Marshall, a couple who lost their virginity to each other; Robin Scherbastki, the Canadian TV anchor; Ted Mosby, the main character who falls in love too quickly; and Barney Stinson, the womanizer with funny catchphrases and different methods to make women fall for him. The show is usually told from Ted's perspective from the future, as he tells the story to his future children of how he met their mother (hence the name of the show).  You can find the first 7 seasons on Netflix.

1. Lost - Regarded as one of the best series of all time, you will find Lost is... well, that good. The show caught my attention from the very beginning, due to its amazing and confusing story lines. The characters are many, but they're so rich, developed and multicultural, and you either love them or hate them. It is of course, about a bunch of people lost in a mysterious island after a plane crash. The story is very much about the survivors trying to get off the island, but as the story develops, it becomes more and more complex, and towards the end, it leaves it up to interpretation of the viewer to make sense of the finale. You'll have to watch the show twice to understand a lot of concepts! You can find all the season on Netflix.

Honorable mentions: Terra Nova is a one season show about a people from the future traveling to the past to start a new life away from the pollution and restrictions of the future. Lie To Me has three seasons that were cut short due to low ratings. The show is about a man who's an expert on reading a persons body language and cues to determine whether someone is lying or not. They are both really good shows that shouldn't have been cut short!

Any recommendations?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue (Al Rescate) Review!



What it is and what it does:
New shampoo by Head & Shoulder's Damage Rescue will condition and nourish damaged hair and help relieve dry scalp. 

My review:
I guess the new trend right now is "healthy scalp=healthy hair." Much like the new the new Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy shampoo, this shampoo helps damaged hair from the scalp. I've been using it for a few weeks now and I really like it! It has a wonderful light peach scent! I've dyed my hair several times, and with the daily styling it is just expected that my hair is weak and damaged. After using this shampoo a few times a week, it makes my hair smell wonderful, and I have noticed I am not losing as much hair as I normally do, and breakage occurrs much less when I brush my hair. The conditioner has a very thick and creamy consistency, and leaves hair manageable and super soft to the touch. This is completely different from what I would expect from Head & Shoulders, but I am very impressed!

Beautiful container too! Head & Shoulders shampoo and conditioner


Where to buy:
Any national retailers and/or local drugstores!

For More Information:
Visit Head & Shoulders page HERE.
Like them on Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter!

Contest:
Head &Shoulder for Women is having a contest on their Facebook page. Just visit their contest page HERE
and tell them the relationship you have with your hair and how they can help for a chance to win a trip to NY or your very own Head & Shoulder Damage Rescue shampoo and conditioner. I entered (fingers crossed)! You have until December 31, 2012 to enter!


Disclaimer: I received these products from Influenster, all opinions are honest and my own.   
 



 


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Easy Styles with No nonsense

This post brought to you by No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love leggings and tights. I especially love them during the winter time, because they can complement any outfit perfectly. If you want to wear a skirt of a dress for holiday parties or events but it's too cold outside, No nonsense comes to the rescue! No nonsense is one of my favorite brands, because not only are they available everywhere, they make ninety percent of their products if the US.  My style is very monochromatic, so I always try to put together outfits of the same color or similar colors.
Luckily, No nonsense has all kinds of styles and colors of leggings and tights! Here is one outfit I was able to put together, wearing No nonsense tights.

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I wore this outfit for a dinner out with friends, it was cold and the No nonsense tights were so warm and comfortable, not to mention stylish! I love the pattern and the way they compliment my black dress. I got the tights in gray color, size S/M. I have to say that they fit perfectly, and mold the midsection wonderfully.
The second outfit I put together is this one (wearing No nonsense leggings):

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This is an all-brown outfit. I love how comfy it looks. The No nonsense leggings are cotton, so they are so soft and comfortable. I love that they come in espresso color, because brown is one of my favorite colors to wear. The ones I’m wearing are a size small, and they fit comfortably, not tight at all.
More about No nonsense tights/leggings:
Also, Jill Martin will be teaming up with No nonsense.  How exciting! Jill Martin is a fashion expert, author of “I Have Nothing to Wear!” a New York Times Bestseller. She is someone women can turn to for fashion advice!  Her style is easy and effortless and she will be doing exciting things with No nonsense in the near future, I can’t wait.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

NOTD - Easy French Christmas Mani!



Christmas is right around the corner, and what a better way to compliment that awesome outfit than with a festive manicure!

Nothing says Christmas like red, green or gold, or a combination of them. Here is one manicure I could come out with, super easy, French Christmas manicure:

First, I apply a clear bottom coat to protect nails. Then I used a red, shimmery red all over the nail (you can use Pure Ice Nail Polish, $4). Waited a few hours for it to dry. Then I used regular tape to cover the nail and just left the tip of the nail exposed. I then proceeded to cover the tip with gold nail polish (you can use the Next CEO by OPI). I waited for it to dry and took the tape off carefully. Then I covered with a top, clear coat when it was dry. Voila! You get a super cute and easy French Christmas manicure. You can also use green instead of red nail polish!






Cute, right?



Disclaimer: No compensation was given to me for writing this post, all opinions are my own, and completely honest!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

My Shoe Collection, Super Affordable Boots, Wedges, and Heels!



Like every girl, I love shoes! I have tons of shoes from flip-flops to boots and flats. I have somewhere around 40 pairs of shoes, which is nowhere near what some of my friends and fellow bloggers have. All my shoes are super affordable, thou I never lose hope to one day own those classic Louboutin black pumps! I am only 5'1" so I have a predilection for high heels and wedges, or basically anything that makes me look a little taller.
Here are some of my favorite pairs:


Faux suede boots! Express 79.99 Express.com These boots are a favorite of mine, comfortable, mold to your legs, and perfect for the holidays. It makes any outfit whether it'd be a skirt, dress or jeans, stand out.

Awesome winter boots. Olympia by UnionBay, Sears or Sears.com,$35. Super comfortable, perfect with skinny jeans, sweater and scarf.

Ruffled faux-suede booties by Fahrenheit, $20 at MyHotShoes.com or Overstock.com for $32. Super girly and stylish booties, also great for the winter and/or holidays. Style them with leggings, skirt, and a nice top.

Candies black peep toe pumps $35 at Kohl's, also faux-suede. I love these ones! Perfect with a fiery red pedi, skinny jeans and a fun top. Super comfortable with a 4-in heel.

Bamboo pink and red wedges. Lux-Shoe-Ry Boutique $15. Super awesome wedges. It really makes any outfit pop out! I love these shoes and I love the price. This shoe boutique has awesome shoes, and I've never seen then at better prices.
There they are! Those are five of my favorite shoes that I own.Yay for shoes!



Disclaimer - I was not paid for this post, all opinions are honest, and my own.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

10 10 10 Milani Giveaway Goodies!



A few weeks ago, Milani was having a giveaway on Twitter for their ten year anniversary. I think the giveaway was on Facebook as well. 
So I tweeted and then I won! Yoohoo!
I was thinking that it would be only one of their products, like one eyeliner or a tube of mascara. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box from Milani and I encountered all kinds of awesome products! From eyeliner to blush, I had a perfect set for a complete makeup look, including nail polishes.

 Here is what I found inside:

- Milani Runway Eyes Primary
- Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara in Black
- Milani Liquid Eye in Black
- Milani Eye Tech Extreme in Blackest Black
- Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast
- Milani Eye Shadow in Golden Touch
- Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
- Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar
- 2 Milani Nail Laquers. One in White on the Spot, one in Signature Gold
- Milani Crystal Gloss for Lips in Pucker Up






I'm so excited to start using them for this holiday season. Thanks Milani!
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Disclaimer: I won this on a giveaway, all opinions are my own!