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January 31, 2014

And the winner is...

Congratulations Donna! You're the lucky winner to receive a 3 month subscription to Sock of the Month Club. Be sure to check your email to confirm and accept your prize.

xox.

krissy

January 30, 2014

It's Only Thursday!

Today was such a drag in all honesty. The only good part about this Thursday is that tomorrow is Friday! 

I'm mobile blogging today so I hope this post turns out well. 

I've been super busy all week with tennis conditioning and homework. Today was just a slow and horrible day. I had my normal Aerobics class first thing in the morning which was great because I love exercising. Later I had my Food Skills & Catering class which was probably the worst class I've had yet since the class has started this semester. I wouldn't say the class was horrible but our task had a bad turn out. At least for me. I ended up with a really bad stomach ache that lasted all day from testing out different "sauces" from around the world. :(


To cheer up the mood I did a lot of liking and re-pinning on Pinterest. I found this really cute #girlpower quote/post and I thought I'd share it with you guys. I'm not sure where it came from originally but I think it's rather amazing. I love the meaning behind the illustration. Go girls!


Here's one of the dishes I made in my Food Skills & Catering class on Tuesday. If you guessed "Bruschetta" you guessed right! I can't remember the exact measurements for all of the ingredients but I do remember what it's consisted of.

Ingredients:
  • Baguette
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Mozzarella Cheese (optional)
  • Salt and/or Black Pepper (optional)
It was so delicious!! I definitely want to thank my teacher Ms. Mullikin for sharing this recipe and giving me the opportunity to make this. I love it!

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

I haven't done shared music in awhile but I love this song! It's so peaceful and lightens my day. Definitely puts me in the mood for Friday tomorrow. I hope you guys like this post!

xox.

krissy

January 28, 2014

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Review - January 2013

I received this product for review purposes.


Vegan Cuts is a company dedicated to help you find the best vegan products out there! Their subscription box options consist of a snack box and beauty box both at a rate of $19.95 and free shipping to the United States ($8 to Canada, and $15 to Worldwide). Today I'll be reviewing this month's beauty box. 


Introducing the Vegan Cuts beauty box! In each box you'll receive 4-7 new products to try. Some items may be samples and some full-sized. All items are vegan, 100% cruelty-free, mostly organic and natural. You'll also have the chance to try items ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare.


Better Botanicals - Jojoba Clarifying Scrub - Sample 

Better Botanicals - Coriander Balancing Cleanser  - Sample

Dew Puff - Bamboo Charcoal - $7

I absolutely love skincare products! I'm also a scaredy cat at times when it comes to testing new products on my sensitive skin. I'm not as afraid to test these products since I know that they're vegan which must mean that they're at least natural and possibly healthy. I've never heard of any of these brands or products so I'll have a new experience once again which is always a good thing! 


biao BEAUTY - Beauty Rejuvenating Night Creme - Sample

Primal Pit Paste - Lavender - Sample

Aubrey Organics - NuStyle Organic Detangler & Shine Booster - Sample 

OFRA Cosmetics - Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick - Plumas - $19.90

Beauty products are always a must so I don't usually mind trying anything new that I can possibly add to my beauty routine. I was instantly intrigued to the Primal Pit Paste. At first, I was slightly confused as to what it was until I read the description closely. I found it quite odd that it was deodorant...in a jar. I've gotta say, it was new to me but the smell is actually pretty great. 

The OFRA cosmetics long lasting liquid lipstick turned me off once I read that it was liquid lipstick. I tend to hate liquid lipstick because it sucks all of the moisture out of my lips. I can definitely say that the it's actually not "moisture-sucking" and the smell is beyond amazing. I sort of want to eat it! (Probably not a good idea even though it's vegan). 

I was happy to receive a sample of night creme as I've been looking for one for quite some time. I don't think you can have too many hair products so I'll definitely be using the Aubrey Oragnics detangler and shine booster. 

Here's the card that comes in the beauty box with a brief description of the items in this month's box.


I was very pleased with this month's Vegan Cuts beauty box. I was introduced to tons of new products that I never would have guessed were actually vegan. I highly recommend this box for any beauty lover. Who wouldn't love surprises showing up at their doorstep? The value is also a great verdict to this box. I received two full sized products that when combined is worth more than the box itself so you'll definitely get your money's worth. 

I'll definitely be enjoying my new vegan products this month! You should too. Sign up for a beauty box today. The next box ships February 17th. Don't miss out! :)

xox.

krissy

Disclosure: Krissy Deane receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

And the winner is...

Congratulations Sonya! You're the lucky winner to receive 4 SinfulColor Holiday 2013 Collection polishes. Be sure to check your email to confirm and accept your prize.

P.S - Don't worry you guys! There are so many more giveaways going on so you'll have your chance eventually. :)

xox.

krissy

January 26, 2014

Per-fekt Beauty - Review

I received this product for review purposes.


Now time to change things up a bit. Beauty is a natural everyday routine that we pay attention to in our lives whether we know it our not. I'm more into natural beauty with a few touches here and there of course. Here's a product that I think you guys should take a look into and maybe you might want to possibly add this to your beauty routine.

Introducing Per-fekt Beauty!




Now this is a per-fekt product for people like me who do not have time to turn their eyebrows into model-like hollywood brows. I have bushy eyebrows that I tweeze constantly. Usually I over-tweeze which is a bad habit that I'm trying to break out of. This gel defines and combs my eyebrows smoothly. I've never used an eyebrow gel before so it was a great first time experience. It keeps every strand of hair in place which is perfekt! I chose the color nude because I'm not a huge fan of coloring in my eyebrows to make them look more "fierce" or noticeable. I would suggest if you have much thinner or light eyebrows to check out the other colors such as champagne, caramel, and expresso. 

Pro: The formula is great! And it's all natural. With glycerin to soften and moisturize your brows and antioxidants, including honey suckle flower extract and sage extract making it different than your average eyebrow gel. Much healthier too!

Con: The nude color doesn't give my brows the extra boost since it's translucent after all but I don't mind. 

You can find the Per-fekt brow perfection gel at Sephora or at Perfektbeauty.com for just $22. 



Now I'm so into mascara! I love making my eyes pop without adding eyeshadow or even eyeliner. I go through tons of mascara looking for the perfect one that will separate, lengthen, volumize, and etc all in stroke. 

Per-fekt beauty was really close to achieving that for me. I didn't have a problem applying their lash perfection gel. It wasn't too thick of a formula but also wasn't watery like most mascaras. The gel is supposed to be smudge-resistant, clump and flake free. It's only available in one universal shade named "flash" which basically comes off as a jet black color. The formula doesn't have bad/harmful ingredients like other leading mascara brands so it's natural and healthy for your lashes.


I can admit that the lash perfection gel did add volume but didn't lengthen or separate my lashes so much. I also had some smudging around my eyes which I hate because then it appears that I have raccoon eyes. I believe that maybe it's just me or it could be because it was my first time applying it that I didn't get a chance to "per-fekt" it. My lashes are thick and naturally curled so it's really difficult to have the perfect lash look. 

Pro: Volumizes my lashes per-fektly! Also has a great formula. 

Con: Slight smudging and not much separation or lengthening of my lashes. 

You can also find the Per-fekt lash perfection gel at Sephora or Perfektbeauty.com for $28.50.

Overall I had a great time reviewing these products for Perfekt Beauty. I will definitely be using them more and will add them to my daily beauty routine! I can admit that I love that they stand out differently with their ingredients. Also it's pretty easy to achieve that "per-fekt" look so it's not much of a struggle. :) 

What do you guys think about Per-fekt Beauty?

Facebook: perfekt beauty
Twitter: @perfektbeauty 


xox.

krissy


Disclosure: Krissy Deane receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

And the winner is...

Congratulations Tykeah! You're the lucky winner to receive 1 set of Incoco Nail Polish Appliques of your choice. Be sure to check your email to confirm and accept your prize. 

xox.

krissy

January 25, 2014

Birthday Celebration iPad Mini Giveaway

Growing Up Madison is celebrating her birthday. That means an entire weekend of celebration and she wants to include everyone. She is offering one of her readers, including mine and a few of her blogger friends as well the chance to win a 16GB iPad Mini.




Now who doesn't want an iPad Mini? There are so many things that you can do with it! Trust me I know. This is your chance to win one for free. What are you waiting for? Enter today!


a Rafflecopter giveaway
xox.

krissy

Giveaway is sponsored and will be delivered by Growing Up Madison. Krissy Deane is not responsible for prize delivery. Winner will be randomly selected by Random.org and will winner will have 48hrs to respond to email sent. Failure to respond will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be announced. For more info please contact Growing Up Madison at growingupmadison@outlook.com.

January 23, 2014

Diamond Nexus - Review & Giveaway

I received this product for review purposes.


Can you guess what's in this box without reading the title? Ok, maybe not. But I'll warn you. It's super exciting!


And why no, your eyes are not deceiving you! 

I believe diamonds are a girls' best friend (just like mascara, lipstick, shoes, anything that sparkles, and you get the point) so I couldn't resist reviewing these beauties from Diamond Nexus

Now Diamond Nexus is not your ordinary jewelry store. They're better! They want to bring the public genuine stones with the same quality as a mined stone when making their simulant diamonds, rubies, emeralds, etc. The best part of it all, it's offered to you at the fraction of the cost!


Now for my point of view of Diamond Nexus. I believe that the studs are absolutely adorable. They look so much better than your average CZ diamond studs. 

I was sent a pair of 14K White Gold (1.13 cts) Heart Cut Studs to review and they're amazing. The size isn't drastically big or small so it works for my ears and looks naturally real that way. Did I mention that the packaging was basically just as amazing as the studs themselves. The beautiful mahogany wooden box that the studs came in is just beautiful! It was really exciting to open the first box with the bow and was revealed with another little white box and later on to the wooden box. So many surprise!

The studs are really comfortable in my ears due to the tension backs which makes it pretty easy to keep them secured. Also the sparkles of the diamonds are beyond noticeable! I believe that's definitely a good thing. I love anything that sparkles! I chose the heart cut studs specifically because they add a feminine classic touch and also Valentine's Day is coming up. Who wouldn't want heart diamonds in their ears on Valentine's Day? 
  

Overall, if you love diamonds but can't afford or don't want to pay a handful for them, you should definitely check out Diamond Nexus. The quality is excellent and the jewelry is gorgeous. Any piece can make a great gift for that special person in your life. Also the varieties are great for just about anyone. You can choose to look for engagement, fashion, fine, and custom jewelry while shopping online at Diamond Nexus. An appraisal or engraving is optional for just $25 which can make your piece even more personal.

If I can have these studs, I believe so can you! Diamond Nexus was really nice enough a lucky reader have a chance to win their own pair (just like mine)! Yes, you can have a chance to win a pair of 14K White Gold (1.13 cts) Heart Cut Studs (valued at $285) all for yourself or for a special someone just in time for Valentine's Day. How great is that?! :)
Facebook: Diamond Nexus
Twitter: @DiamondNexus
Pinterest: DiamondNexus

What do you think about Diamond Nexus?

xox.

krissy

Disclosure: Krissy Deane receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Free Time!


I'm so excited! Tennis season is starting soon!!!

I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this but yes, I'm a tennis player. I'm not a professional but tennis makes me a bit competitive and I also like to have fun playing. 

Last year was my first year actually playing for my school's team. I tried out with a couple of friends but didn't take it too seriously so I ended up not being much of a help to my team which I regret. :( 

This year I want to change that. I want to be more serious but also have fun. I'm going to try out once again and hopefully play in more matches and just take it as seriously as I would do my chemistry class (pretty seriously). 

Above is one of two racquets I own from Wilson. It's so hard choosing a racquet that has the right weight, grip, size, and etc. I really want a new racquet for my new season but I doubt I'll find the time to find a really good one that's not $200. I'm on a budget here! 

My first day of conditioning wasn't so bad with the exception that I was in a simple shirt and shorts in freezing weather. It's going to snow tonight! Colorado is ridiculous when it comes to weather but I'm still learning to live with it.

I just really can't wait to play! I thought I'd share that with you guys since it's another thing I'm pretty passionate about. 

By the way, I believe tennis can be fashionable! Sporty racquets, cute skirts and dresses. Hello?! The most perfect sport ever! At least in my opinion. :)

xox.

krissy

January 22, 2014

Graze Box Review #7


Here's another delicious Graze box that came in the mail yesterday. This time I used my Graze box differently by taking some of my snacks to school and sharing with friends. I've had everything in this box before with the exception of the "super berry detox". 

I've gotta say that the "super berry detox" was actually the best out of them all. It was a mixture of dried blueberries, cranberries, goji berries and green raisins. I've never had goji berries before so I love having a first experience. I really loved that my box was filled with mostly dried fruits. It was great to snack on them before working out in my aerobics class. 

By the way, FRIENDCODES are still available you guys, so use them up! I definitely won't mind. You can click here to receive your 1st and 5th box free! Sign up today.

Here are the nutrition facts of the treats I've received.


xox.

krissy

January 21, 2014

Marc by Marc Jacobs + Leather + Pink = Fabulous!

Hi guys!

So, you guys know that I love to shop right?! Well, sorry if it seems as if I'm bragging but that's really not the case here. I don't know if you guys know this but what I also like to do is shop around and purchase my favorite items to share with one lucky winner through a self sponsored giveaway on my blog, because why not right? I try to do these at least once a month (besides other sponsored giveaways) for fun around here. So let's get to the good part.

Drumroll please...


Here is the fabulous Marc by Marc Jacobs "Turnlock" leather bracelet in pink!



Here it is again...



And again...

Valued at only $88 (which might seem pricey for a simple bracelet but hey, it's Marc by Marc Jacobs, it's leather, and it's pink) the fabulous "Turnlock" bracelet is a favorite accessory of mine to add a pop of color to my wrist. I love the leather band and the fact that it buckles up like a belt makes it extra cute. I'm a girly girl so the color pink is so me. With Spring coming up, it's definitely a color that shows up in my wardrobe...a lot! The silver accents or "turnlocks" also pop against the pink so it's a win win.

Lucky for you guys, I wanted to let a lucky person have a chance to win their own Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock leather bracelet...in pink! You can now enter below!

Giveaway is open to residents of the US and the winner will be chosen randomly by PunchTab.

The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email sent from PunchTab or a new winner will be announced. Good Luck!

What's your favorite Spring accessory? Tell me in the comments below! 

xox.

krissy

January 20, 2014

#FashionFinds

As most of you may know; my name is Krissy Deane and I'm a shopaholic. 

I believe shopping is a hobby, pleasure, cure and just amazing overall. Now I won't just empty out my bank account and max out my credit card all for shopping alone. I try to limit myself to sanity (I even opened up a savings account recently) and I make sure to get the best deals possible (most times).

Today I wanted to share a deal with you that I found a few days ago and purchased because I really felt I had to! 

I found (pictured below) a pair of 7 For All Mankind Biancha Los Angeles Dark shorts. Now these are probably last season's style but I don't mind because I think they're a really cute staple piece for the Spring or Summer. They're retailed at about $159 I believe and can be found at Neiman Marcus (but sadly they're unavailable at the moment).

Now here is the best part of all. I was shopping in T.J. Maxx and found these (well actually my mom did but they were in my size) for only $16.99. I just had to! I doubt there will ever be a day again in my life where I can find anything from 7 For All Mankind for $16.99. 



Now on to the shorts. They have a multiple button fly and double belt loops on the front for design. The wash is pretty dark (Los Angeles Dark being one of the most popular washes for 7 For All Mankind) which is great because I love dark denim. Overall I think they're really cute. I can't wait for the weather to really warm up so that I can wear them!

Recall: In my opinion, I'm a pretty great shopper; especially when it comes to designer pieces! My best deal in my lifetime has got to be the Marc Jacobs sunglasses I purchased at Century 21 in New York City that I posted here

Let me know what you think and tell me about your shopping bargains!

xox.

krissy

January 19, 2014

Personality Style Challenge

Being minimalistic doesn't mean you're boring! I love to have an edge of glamour with a classic modern style. It's what makes everything stand out!

When Brilliant Earth, an ethical diamond and engagement ring company gave me an opportunity to participate in their "Personality Style Challenge" with a group of other elite bloggers, I just had to say yes. I got to create a dream look that reflects my individual sense of style and personality which I will share with you guys today. I would never turn down an invite to express myself!


I chose to combine two different personality types and came up with a new one that I'll call "Minimal Glamour Girl". If I ever got a chance to wear this outfit, it would definitely be a dream come true.

The necklace and ring from Brilliant Earth screams "elegant style" while the earrings are a touch of "glamour". I was really attracted to this dress because of the lace. It's edgy, but because of the stripes it can be translated as a classy modern dress too. The Chanel bag was just a beauty so I had to add it to the style board. The Louboutin's I chose are a pair of classic black leather pumps, and with the signature red soles, it made it easy to throw in a pinch of red nail polish and lipstick. Mascara is a girl's best friend so I couldn't leave that out. Lancome's "Doll Lashes" is one of my favorites. A definite must! I would kill to be in this outfit right now. Maybe someday that dream will come true. I hope you guys like it!
  1. Lipstick - Dolce & Gabbana
  2. Nail Polish - Deborah Lippmann
  3. Dress - Valentino
  4. 18K White Gold Pave Eclipse Diamond Earrings - Brilliant Earth
  5. Bag - Chanel
  6. 18K White Gold Luna Ring - Brilliant Earth
  7. Pumps - Christian Louboutin
  8. Mascara - Lancome
  9. 18K White Gold Fairmined Bar Pendant - Brillant Earth

xox.

krissy

And the newest winner is...

Once again, due to no communication with the previous winners I had to randomize the giveaway. Here is runner up number three.

Drum roll please...

Congratulations Judy! You're the newest winner to receive a Prettea Little Tea Quartet from MIYU Beauty. Be sure to check your email to confirm and accept your prize.

xox.

krissy

January 18, 2014

Chinese New Year Celebration!


Today was a really interesting day! Also a great way to kick off my 3-day weekend. I went out with my mom and siblings to an Asian Pacific Market in our area that was throwing a Chinese New Year celebration. I've never been to one before so it was an amazing new experience. This year is the year of the horse. The scene was great so I had to take pictures and share. You're welcome!


The costumes were amazing! They're so colorful and everything just popped instantly. I was so fascinated by the dragons head especially. 



The individual dragons were also cute and very talented. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to pull off the moves they did with a partner under a costume. 



Overall it was a really cool new cultural experience and celebration. I would love to do this again another year. Chinese New Year is officially on January 31st so the celebration was a little early but it seems that everyone had a great time. I know I sure did! :)

xox.

krissy

January 16, 2014

And the new winner is...

Due to no communication with the previous winner, I had to randomize the giveaway once again and a new winner was picked. 

Drum roll please...

Congratulations Emily! You're the new lucky winner to receive a Prettea Little Tea Quartet from MIYU Beauty. Be sure to check your email to confirm and accept your prize.

xox.

krissy

#BirchboxBrag


Here's another wonderful purchase I made at Birchbox by redeeming the last bit of points I had left (leaving me only to pay about $4), sadly. 

I purchased the Tweezerman folding ilashcomb ($11) because I hated the eyelash combs I owned before. They were always plastic and didn't help separating my mascara from my lashes good enough. This one from Tweezerman has gold-plated metal teeth which is easy to glide through my lashes to remove any excess mascara to have a longer and clump-free look. Also I do love the color pink and just had to get this!

Next I purchased the La Fresh travel lite antiperspirant wipes for women ($2.49) to keep in my gym bag since it's lighter and easier than walking around with my deodorant. The scent is really refreshing and I love that La Fresh makes a ton of basics in travel lite options which make them so much easier to carry around. 

I didn't get any gifts or samples with my purchase since I didn't really spend much money. This will probably be my last "Birchbox bragging" post for awhile since I barely have any points left but so far everything that I purchased was worth it and I didn't have to spend much money out of my own pocket. Talk about being on a budget! Thank you Birchbox!

xox.

krissy

January 15, 2014

Ipsy - January 2014


Hooray! My first Ipsy Glam Bag of the New Year has arrived early. This month's theme is "19 Reasons". 


This month I've received more samples than full sized items. It's still all great stuff so I'm excited. The bag value is approximately $35+ which is indeed a great value since the glam bag membership is only $10. 


proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads
skiin Soothing and Smoothing Eye Cream
(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm

When it comes to my face, I get iffy on trying new products epecially when it's related to acne. I've seen the proactiv+ television commercials and was a bit interested to try so I guess now I'll have my chance. I remember receiving a skiin product before through Wantable and it wasn't too bad of a brand. This product however should be interesting since my eye do get puffy sometimes. I truly adore lip products and I've never heard or seen this brand before. It's interesting that Ipsy introduces me to tons of new items and I'll be happy to try this.


Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner
Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in penny

Now I love anything that I can spray in my hair. This is great! I've never tried anything "wheat" like for my hair before so it was a new experience to me and my hair. I'm a fan of eyeliners so the smooth shadow creamy eye pencil is a thumbs up. The shade is also lovely. It's like a golden brown which I've never tried as an eye pencil before. Hopefully it will look great with my brown eyes. 

Overall I love that I was new to experiencing basically all of my items this month. I think I like this month way better than last month (besides the bag). Of course I'll be looking forward to next month's bag. I'm a proud glam bag subscriber!

xox.

krissy

January 14, 2014

And the winner is...

Congratulations Nikki! You're the lucky winner to receive a Prettea Little Tea Quartet from MIYU Beauty. Be sure to check your email to confirm and accept your prize. 

P.S - If you weren't so lucky this time, you won't win anything if you don't enter. There are still giveaways going on and of course I'll always have more for you guys so don't forget to enter! :)

xox.

krissy

January 13, 2014

Birchbox - January 2014


Yay! My first Birchbox of the New Year has finally arrived. I'm so excited to just tear open the box and reveal my new samples! This month's theme is Go Time. Here's a peek:


January is all about resolutions. This year is not about giving up. In fact, it's about taking on more! New products are just the beginning and I'm ready.

This is what's included in my box this month:


This box was somewhat interesting. It wasn't necessarily a disappointment but it wasn't very exciting either. Birchbox added some pin-able cards with suggestions to keep me motivated and happy which were cute. 

I received (from left to right) Nail Rock Sequin, INIKA Mineral Eyeshadow in Eternal Marine, Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle, Burt's Bees Intense Hydration with Clary Sage Day Lotion (Birchbox Find), and last but not least Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy.

My overall favorite is the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle spray for my hair. The scent is beyond amazing and it's not just a detangler, it's also an elixir that locks in color, protects from heat damage, and adds silkiness. Once I saw this I had to spritz a good amount in my hair. Since it's also a leave in condition it's great for me and doesn't leave my hair feeling greasy. I actually might head over to the Birchbox shop and buy this item in full size. It's amazing!

I wasn't too amazed by everything else in my box. I will be adding the lotion and perfume sample to my cosmetic bag. :)

I do love the fact that the eyeshadow and nail polish is full size which is rare since I never really receive full size items in my Birchbox so I'm definitely grateful! I'll still be looking forward to next month's box!

Here's everything that was included in my box to shop for as full size items in the Birchbox shop. 

 

xox.

krissy

January 12, 2014

What's In Your Cosmetic Bag?

I'm pretty sure it's normal to carry a cosmetic bag almost everywhere you go. I know I sure do, at least the majority of the time. Without it I'll feel...naked. Or just unprepared. 

Now I'm not sure how much is too much to carry so I'll share with you what's currently in my cosmetic bag today.


Today I'm using my Ipsy glam bag from December because I'm so in love with it! It's so classy and the texture is just amazing. 

  • Bath & Body Works PocketBac
  • theBalm Stainiac *Travel Size*
  • Folle de Joie Parfum *Travel Size* 
  • Victoria's Secret Compact Mirror
  • Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer
  • Benefit BadGal Lash Mascara *Travel Size*
  • Benefit Girl Meets Pearl *Travel Size*
  • Yes to Carrots Lip Butter
  • Benta Berry G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream *Travel Size*
  • Mini Comb
  • LaFresh Antiperspirant Wipe for Women *Travel Size*
  • Eminence Stone Crop Body Lotion *Travel Size*

Now today is a lazy day for me (it's only Sunday!) considering my cosmetic bag is usually filled up with so much more. I like to have a variety for those "just in case" moments. I mostly have back ups for my face because something almost always goes wrong through out the day if I'm not careful. 

Lip balms and moisturizers are a MUST. It should be a curse to go a day without them. Like, how can you do that?!

I also love to use samples that come from my beauty subscriptions. Since most of them are travel size, it's a great fit for my bag and I usually get to try something new so it all works out! Speaking of beauty subscriptions, it's January which means they're all coming soon. I'm really excited! :)

So the question is...what's in your cosmetic bag?

xox.

krissy

January 11, 2014

Incoco Nail Polish Appliques - Review & Giveaway

I received this product for review purposes.


Manicures and pedicures are probably a girls' best friend. I know it's certainly one of mine! To get them perfected is just so much work and can require a professional. But...here's a perfect way to start off the weekend. A fresh manicure without the hassle and applied by you is coming up!


Introducing Incoco, the company behind the world's first nail polish appliques using real nail polish. Yes, REAL nail polish. No more papery stickers that fall right off or super thin vinyl that only lasts one day. 

Incoco was nice enough to send me a couple of designs of my choice to review. I received (from left to right) "Cozy Up", "Smell the Roses", and "Confetti". I chose these designs based the current season. With snow still outside "Cozy Up" was a great option. I think I'll use "Smell the Roses" for Valentines Day and "Confetti" for another weekend. 

In this post, I'll be focusing on the "Cozy Up"applique. 

Incoco's nail polish appliques are dry flexible nail strips which includes a top coat, color coat, and base coat in every strip. They're also contour to fit any size nail and removes easily with nail polish remover. Instructions are on the back of the packaging and also included in a leaflet inside. 



Each set comes in a sealed air tight package to preserve the strips. You must use them immediately after opening as once they're exposed to air the nail polish on the strips can dry out. Once opening the package it reveals air that carries the nail salon/polish smell which is more proof of having 100% real nail polish strips. 


You'll receive 16 double-ended strips which is more than enough for all of your nails. I picked out the best fits for all of my nails and set them aside. I followed instructions by first removing the clear cover, peeling the polish strip, removing the silver tab and selecting an end to use, applied it to my nail by gently stretching it to fit and lastly removing any excess. You can visit the website here for a complete How-To tutorial. The application was easier than I expected and turned out lovely. 


I'm really happy on how my nails turned out on the first try. I would've never been able to do this with actual nail polish in a bottle and nail art pens. I love that there is absolutely no drying time which is great for me because I usually end up with smudges by the end of the day. They feel like salon quality nails and look that way too. You also don't need a top coat because it's already included in each strip. Perfect!

Incoco has a vibrant collection that includes over 200 shades of unlimited possibilities. They have designs for holidays, occasions and even year round. There are nail designs/colors, French manicures/designs, and even pedicure designs/colors.

Incoco was also nice enough to let a lucky reader of mine have a chance to win 1 set of nail polish appliques of your choice. Just enter the giveaway below and comment the shade you would like to win by visiting the Incoco website. (Make sure it's still in-stock!)

Twitter: @incoco
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xox.

krissy

Disclosure: Krissy Deane receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

January 9, 2014

Graze Box Review #6


Sorry that this post is so late, I've been crammed with homework and studies. I'm always excited when my mailman drops off my latest Graze box. This box wasn't really an experience because I've tried 3 out of 4 of the snacks I received. 

My favorite nibble was once again the apple & cinnamon flapjack. This was a nibble that was included in my first box that I fell in love with. It's still great with it's sweet chewy taste. I wish this nibble would be included in all of my boxes! They're THAT amazing.

Sorry if I seem like I'm bragging but you've gotta try it to believe it. I still have FRIENDCODE's available here to receive your 1st and 5th box free. Check it out today!

Here are the nutrition facts of the treats I've received.


xox.

krissy

January 8, 2014

Sock of the Month Club - Review & Giveaway

I received this product for review purposes.


Sock of the Month Club is a subscription service who'll deliver the "finest socks" to you once a month for only $12 ($36 for 3 months, $72 for 6 months or $132 for 12 months) to the United States and Canada. What's different about this subscription is that it's exclusively for your feet! The socks can be considered unisex so anyone is welcome to subscribe. If you don't like them, you can cancel your subscription anytime. 


These are my January 2014 socks. I received the "Austin Skyline Sock" for review which is a favorite design by The Sock Club Guys. This specific pair was designed in Austin, Texas and manufactured in North Carolina. The sock material is blended with 70% Cotton, 28% Nylon and 2% Lycra.  


I do like that the design is unique and the quality of the socks are so much better than average. They are crew socks so if you're a female subscriber they'd be great for taller boots. I usually don't tend to purchase socks very often but I always end up having less pairs than what I thought I'd had so I really do need them. It's great that the designs are changed every month so you won't just have basic white socks all the time. I definitely will be enjoying my new pair of socks! 

P.S - Sock Club of the Month Club is sponsoring a giveaway for you to win a 3 month subscription!

What do you think of the Sock of the Month Club?

Twitter: @SockClub
Facebook: Sock Club


xox.

krissy

Disclosure: Krissy Deane receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."