Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cate & Chloe- MUST SEE REVIEW

If you would love to check out the website to make a purchase or even sign up for a subscription of your own, click HERE.

I came across an amazing brand of jewelry thanks to Little Black Bag.  I was introduced to earrings by Cate & Chloe and I
have to tell you, I absolutely fell in LOVE!  I decided to contact the company to inquire about a subscription service that they offer and they were kind enough to send me a sample box to review for you lovely readers.

I usually start out telling you a little more about the company and services offered, but I was so blown away by the quality of jewelry that I received that I first have to show you a quick picture so you can see just why I'm so enamoured.


Okay, so now that you have a peek at these beauties, let me tell you a little more about the subscription service. ;)

What Does a Subscription Include?
  • TWO High Quality Items per month valued at over $200 retail value
  • Free Shipping 
  • One new product TWICE per month 
  • 20% off any other item featured on C&C, including sale items!
  • Exclusive pre-release items only available to you
  • Exchange of any item you don't love
  • FREE gift item included in your welcome package
  • Special phone and email supprt
  • Free giveaways and prize winners
  • Tracking to let you know when your beauties are on their way
**I absolutely love subscription services because I LOVE receving mail each month.  How amazing is it that you can get TWO packages each month with this services?

Want More Perks??

Cate & Chloe also has an amazing referral program.  If you can get just one friend to sign up, you can get 10% off of your monthly fees.  If you can get 5 friends to sign up, you will get 50% off of your monthly fees for as long as they are enrolled.  How amazing is that?? :)  Your friends wil even get 10% off of their first month.

You can also score major discounts by purchasing multiple months in advance.

How Do They Decide What to Send?

You will take a style quiz upon signing up. This will include questions such as what type of jewelry do you wear, who is your style icon, etc.

What Will My Package Look Like?

This is the part that blew me away.  I was so impressed with the personalization of the package I was sent.  Everything was in a beautiful pillow envelope wrapped in gorgeous ribbon.  Inside the box was adorable polka dot paper, a handwritten envelope with information inside, and a sturdy jewelry box that incased the most gorgeous pair of earrings that I now own.  These earrings are valued at $125.

Check Out My Goodies ;)






Why I Love These Earrings

Not only are these earrings stunning, the outer circle of diamonds are removeable so that you can wear the single stud alone.  These earrings immediately catch the light and make them almost impossible to get a great shot of.  Trust me, I was NOT disappointed. :)

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT A VIDEO OF THESE BEAUTIES ON MY INSTAGRAM PAGE CINA01.

THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT MY POST!

If you would love to check out the website to make a purchase or even sign up for a subscription of your own, click HERE.




Friday, April 4, 2014

NYC Expert Last Lipcolor Review

I received a GORGEOUS NYC Expert Last Lipcolor to use and review in my Influenster univoxbox.  I fell in love with the pretty fuschia shade first, but there was so much more to love!


How much did I love it, exactly?  Enough to go buy two more tubes! :)


Why I love NYC Expert Last Lipcolor
The first thing I noticed about this lip product upon application was how smooth and creamy it felt.  It was not heavy, but instead made my lips feel moisturized.  I also love that the color really is long lasting.  For the incredible price, this is a great buy!  I also love the varitety of shades offered.  I picked my extra products up at CVS for only $1.99.  

*I received this product for free for reviewing purposes, but the opinions are all my own.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Clarity Vitamin C Serum for Face Review and Coupon Code

I received a bottle of the Clarity Vitamin C Serum for Face to review and share with my readers.  This serum helps smooth the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.



About the Product
Clarity Vitamin C Serum antioxidant blend features Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, and Herbal Extracts, shown to smooth the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and treat dark spots. Stimulate collagen production for radiant and youthful looking skin.




My Review
I really love the way this serum smells and feels.  It has a fresh, citrus scent that I expected.  The serum was a bit thinner than I thought it might be, but that is a definite plus in my book.  I don't care much for putting anything heavy on my face.  The serum was very easy to smooth on and really seemed to seep into my skin.  The first time I used it, my skin felt smooth, moisturized, and glowing.  I was pleasantly surprised that it did not leave my skin feeling oily.  I love the natural ingredients as well.

The morning after my first use, my skin was extremely soft.  Over the next few days, I noticed more even skin tone and a healthy glow.  I have high expectations for this product with extended use.

A Coupon Code For You
The company was so excited to share their product with you that they are extending a 15% coupon code just for you!  Just enter EUN15OFF at checkout.

Where to Buy
You can purchase this amazing product HERE.  

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Majestical Jewelry Review and Giveaway!


I recently received a pair of earrings c/o Majestical to review for my blog.  After checking out all of the gorgeous items on their website, I was beyond excited to receive my surprise package to see what I would have the privilege of wearing.  

Vast, Bold Selection
Majestical has a large variety of statement and dainty pieces available from earrings to rings, to necklace, to charms.  As a Pandora addict, I was delighted to see that they offer a selection of charms that are compatible with many of the well known charm bracelet companies such as Pandora, Camilia, and Troll Beads.  If you are a girl who doesn't mind to mix and match brands, I definitely suggest checking it out!

My Piece
I received a beautiful pair of large, gold disc earrings with a pyramid raised design.  At first I was a little skeptical because the jewelry I wear tends to be more dainty, but I was tickled to see just how much I loved the way that they looked on me.  I plan to rock these earrings on special and fun occasions!  

The quality of the jewelry is very nice and the earrings had a substantial, yet not overwhelming, weight to them.  Although I could not locate these particular earrings on their current website, their items seem to be reasonably priced.  I also loved that the piece arrived in a nice box and a satin drawstring bag.  Majestical aims to please their customers!





Where to Shop
You can purchase your own unique jewelry at www.Majestical.com.  

The Giveaway
I am giving away two $10 gift certificates to one lucky reader!  All you have to do is enter below.  Good luck, ladies!

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Popsugar Deal of the Day!



I am so in love with my monthly Popsugar Boxes.  Although they cost a little more than the typically monthly subscriptions I receive, that value really can't be matched.  This month they are offering $10 off your first box with the code March10 or IKAT10.  The March box will feature a gorgeous blue Brokedown scarf worth $72 among other things.  With the code, your box is only $29 and you can cancel anytime. This is the perfect time to join and give PopSugar a chance!  JOIN NOW!


Friday, January 17, 2014

Everpurse Introduction and Mini Review

Okay, I have no patience.  Forget the photos and written review.  Check out my video! ;)


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Birchbox January- Giveaway


I just received my Birchboxes for January!  Yes, I have two subscriptions, and would honestly start another if I didn't think I was becoming a little over obsessive.  ;)  There are lots of reasons why Birchbox is my favorite (be on the lookout for a post on why soon), but the number one thing is that the point system cannot be beat!  The box only costs $10 per month and you can get a discount if you sign up for a year in advance (which I always do).  So I pay closer to $9 per month.  I always get at least 5 items in my box to review.  For each item that you review, you get 10 bonus points which = $1 in rewards.  So when you think about it that way, it's as though the box is only costing me $4 per month.  Then I save my reward points until I get a 20% off coupon, which makes the points worth even more.  In essence, it is then as though each item reviewed = $1.20 which makes the box cost me only $3 per month.  Confusing, I know.

So here is what I spent "$3" on this month ;)


Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
1.0 oz and 1 cloth
Value: $9.50

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette Sampler
Value: $1.50 (estimated)

Klorane Shampoo
Value: $1.77

Handmaid Hand Cream
Value: $1.13

Under Armour Braided Mini Headband
Value: $9.99


NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!

I received this absolutely YUMMY smelling mascara in my second Birchbox.  I have too many mascaras to count, so I decided to pass this along to one of you!
($7.50 Value)

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Younique 3D Lashes Review with Video


Hello, lovely ladies!  I am beyond excited to share the latest product that I have tested.  Sweet Kelly Brock, who is an independent Presenter for Younique, sent me one of their best selling products called 3D Lashes.  I have played with the product today and am so impressed!  I can't wait to share some info about it with you! ;)

Let's Start with the Basics.  Here are some details about the product according to the website:

Packaged in two separate bottles, the Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers are used together to enhance and magnify your OWN lashes. Watch your lashes transform into something you only dreamed of! A 300% increase in thickness and volume to your lashes while still looking completely real and natural. Potentially "mood-altering" 3D Fiber lashes will quickly become your favorite makeup accessory!
Water resistant, yet easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser.

When the envelope first arrived, I noticed that it was wrapped in a beautiful purple and black designed tissue paper with the company logo.  This tells me that the company pays attention to detail and take pride in their products.  The second thing that I noticed is that the product came in a very hard shell case that looked like a glasses case.  It was sealed in plastic wrap, so I know that my product had not been used or tampered with.  This is yet another detail that makes me happy with the company.

 

So of course I ripped off the plastic wrap to check out what was inside.  I was surprised to see two tubes in the case.  They were fit nice and snug with bands that keep the products in place like a brush roll would keep brushes.  



I made sure to read the directions that were included in the envelope.  Here are the steps that I followed to get amazingly long, beautiful lashes:

1. Apply a coat of your favorite mascara.  In my case, I used Yes, They're Real by Benefit.  I love that it seperates and lengthens lashes.  I figured since I would be layering, these would be great qualities for my base.

2. After my coat of Yes, They're Real dried, I applied a coat of the Moodstruck Transplanting Gel.  I only applied to one eye as you are supposed to go to the next step with the gel still wet.


3. Next you apply a coat of the Moodstruck Natural Fibers.  I was actually surprised when I opened the tube.  It did not look like a typical mascara wand, but more like a fuzzy wand with cloth-looking fibers all over it.  I swept the wand over my eyelashes and the fibers attached to the wet gel.  I have to admit, at first it didn't seem that pretty to me because you could see the fibers on my lashes.  That's okay, because it was fixed in the next step. :)


4. Now you apply another coat of the Moodstruck Transplanting Gel.  This makes the fibers "melt" into your lashes for a look of lash extensions.  Since I only did one eye at a time, I was able to tell a major difference.  That is saying a lot, because Yes, They're Real is my go to mascara for doll lashes! I am beyond impressed with the results!



 

The cost of this product is $29 and can be found on the Younigue website.  



PRODUCT INGREDIENTS
(According to Site)

Transplating Gel Ingredients: collagen, water, natural Propolis, Brazilian palm glue, Black iron oxide, Acrylic Copolymer, Nylon 12, Stearic acid, propylene glycol/emulsifier. Net: 12ml
Natural fibers Ingredients: 100% natural fibers taken from the campanulaceae of green tea. Net: 3g
Collagen is a type of protein found extensively throughout the body that works with elastin to give skin its texture, structure, and appearance. Full of antioxidants, and provides volume and natural shine to lashes.
Aqua, or highly purified, de-ionized water, is the liquid of life! Hydrates, cleanses, and nourishes the skin and works as a natural spreading component, helping to distribute other ingredients evenly over the skin.
Natural Propolis is a brownish, resinous material collected by bees with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Brazilian Palm Glue is extracted and refined through pressing and crushing that turns the palm glue into an oil, creating the sticky nature of the transplanting gel. Also acts as a natural preservative.
Black Iron Oxide is a naturally-occurring mineral that acts a colorant, giving the gel its striking black color.
Acrylic Copolymer is an adhesive and binder, as well as a suspending agent.
Nylon 12 is a powder substance that is used as an absorbent and thickening agent.
Stearic Acid (also known as Palmitic Acid) is an organic nutrient derived from palm trees that soothes and softens the skin by nourishing the skin deep within.
Propylene Glycol is a humidifying and delivery ingredient that helps active ingredients penetrate the skin.


Monday, January 6, 2014

It Pays to Be a Smart Shopper

I don't talk too often about the amazing deals that I score, but the one that I am about to share with you has been my "lottery" of all deals.  I have to tell you the story from the beginning... so grab some popcorn.

I have been using my Old Navy card for purchases lately to rack up on the reward points.  Seriously, I have used it for everything (but always pay it off immediately; I hate interest fees).  I received an email stating that I had a $50 reward credit that could be printed off on my account.  So I looked it up and I actually had the $50 plus 4 $15 rewards that I didn't even realize that I had on my account.

I decided to do a little free shopping and headed to my local Old Navy store (where I used to work part time- just a random fact about me).  Right beside the Old Navy is a Gap Outlet.  Which reminds me of another tidbit about me.  When I was younger I had a huge gap in my front teeth.  One day, on the school bus, a really snoody girl asked me if I shopped at the GAP and started cracking up at her cleaver wisecrack.  I swore the store off from that point forward.  Now, as an adult, my gap has been filled in and I have since learned to love the Gap.  Sorry, I will try to stay on track now.  See, I told you that you needed to grab some popcorn before you got started. ;)

Anyway, I checked my reward certificates and they stated that I could use them at GAP as well.  So I walked in and they were having amazing sales!  Their sweaters and jeans were half off and they had several other great deals as well.  I spent a long time perusing and after a couple of trips to the dressing room, I just could not narrow down my choices to the limit on my rewards certificates.  So I decided to do what I ALWAYS do before I check out, and looked up online coupons.  I found a coupon that was worth 25, 35, or 55% off of the purchase.  I thought to myself, sweet, I can get everything I want!  So I headed to the checkout line.

There was a lady in front of me who could not pull up her coupon on her email.  I politely told her that she could find it online and the cashier gave me a sideways glance and let me know curtly that the coupon that could be found on Retail Me Not would not work as it is a one-time use code.  Hmph.  I did not care for her tone in telling me that, but I don't give up so easily, so I kept searching.  I found another barcode just in case one didn't work, I may have a backup.

When it was my turn to check out I asked the lady if she would put in the coupon at the beginning of my purchase so that I could see if it worked.  If it did not, I was going to put a few things back.  So she tried it and motioned for her manager to come over.  She showed the original price of an item and then the price that was showing up.  She said, "that's 55%, right?"  JACKPOT!  I verified that I received the additional 55% off of the sale prices and then asked if I could run and grab a few more items.  I was throwing more jeans and earrings on the counter.  If I had known sooner, I probably would have wiped out the store!  I was only able to use 3 rewards coupons per transaction, so I used the $50 and two of my $15.  This is what all I ended up with:


I bought 4 pair of jeans, 4 sweaters, a pair of shoes, two pair of earrings, and a jacket (not pictured).  Guess how much I spent....

$37.02!!!!!

(pre-tax)

My entire purchase would have cost me under $10 if I was able to use all of my rewards certificates.  Still, I paid less than the cost of one sweater and saved $450.86.  Yes, over $450!


That NEVER happens to me.

So, what is my point of sharing this extra long story with you?  ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS look up coupons before making a purchase.  Always.  Did you get that?  Even if the mean ol' cashier tells you that it won't work, make her try it anyway.  That made it even better for me.  Not only was I able to use that coupon that she was so skeptical of, I scored big time on it.  Hehe.

So start looking up those coupons, ladies! ;)



I Got a New Tattoo

So, I have been feeling sort of adventurous (rebellious??) lately and decided to get another tattoo.  I have the word love on my foot as well.   My friend's husband is a tattoo artist and he hooked me up with an adorable bow tattoo!  I just love it, so I decided to share it with one of my favorite people- YOU! ;)



What do you think?? :)