Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beauty Blurb: Beauty Box 5 March Unboxing with Review + Swatches

Beauty Blurb: Beauty Box 5 March Unboxing with Review + Swatches with Eslor, Elite Therapeutics hand cream, Scandalous Mascara by Nanacoco, Styli-Style Eye Liner, and Nanacoco Lip Gloss
Beauty Blurb: Beauty Box 5 March Unboxing with Review + Swatches

Beauty Box 5 is a subscription service that delivers a mix of five full-size and sample beauty products to your door every month for just $12. They aim to introduce customers to new brands and products, including some that are niche, luxury, and eco-friendly. It's a great way to discover new beauty faves! 


March's Beauty Box 5 was filled with a great variety of fun things to try out: some mascara, lip gloss, body cream, eye liner, and skincare items. Let's get on to the individual reiews...


Beauty Blurb: Beauty Box 5 March Unboxing with Review + Swatches with Eslor, Elite Therapeutics hand cream, Scandalous Mascara by Nanacoco, Styli-Style Eye Liner, and Nanacoco Lip Gloss
Beauty Blurb: Beauty Box 5 March Unboxing with Review + Swatches
  1. Eslor - Cleanser, Peeling Gel, Lifting Mask, Day Cream - My favorite for this month! I was so excited to see Eslor in a box again. The last face products I tried from them were such a hit, so I knew I'd like these too. The lifting mask and cleanser are great for making you feel refreshed. The standout in this set was the peeling gel mask--I was a little hesitant to try it because I was scared it would be too harsh, but it wasn't at all! The process was pretty gentle actually, and my skin looked amazing afterwards. I found the day cream to feel a little heavy (especially for being a day product) and the scent was too strong for me, but I did like how hydrating it was.
  2. Nanacoco - Scandalous Thickening Mascara - I wasn't too fond of this mascara actually. I found that it defined my lashes and stayed curled pretty well, but it didn't really thicken or add volume. I did like that it was easy to remove with face wash--I often have trouble with stubborn waterproof mascaras but this cleaned off easily.
  3. Elite Therapeutics - Rosemary Eucalyptus Body Cream - This hand cream is very moisturizing and absorbs quickly too. it's made from organic oils and aloe vera, and smells amazing! I love the light rosemary eucalyptus scent--it's so fresh.
  4. Styli-Style - Line & Seal Twist Eye Liner in Purple - Glides on easily and the color is really pigmented. I got to try it in purple and loved how it came out. The sharp point made it easy to create a cat-eye (see below), and I smudged it with my fingers a little bit to make it smokey. 
  5. Nanacoco - Laugh Out Loud Lip Gloss - A sheer pink gloss with a hint of shimmer. It's pretty lightweight for a lip gloss and didn't feel too sticky. Wear it over your favorite lip gloss or by itself! See me wearing it below. 

Beauty Blurb: Beauty Box 5 March Unboxing with Review + Swatches with Eslor, Elite Therapeutics hand cream, Scandalous Mascara by Nanacoco, Styli-Style Eye Liner, and Nanacoco Lip Gloss
Beauty Box 5 March Unboxing & Swatches 

Line & Seal Eye Liner in Purple by Styli-Style, Scandalous Mascara by Nanacoco, Laugh Out Loud Lip Gloss by Nanacoco

Hope you enjoyed this month's Beauty Box 5 review!
If you want to discover new beauty faves and receive 5 surprise products a month too, you can join Beauty Box 5 here

You can also browse their shop here for individual products.



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Navy Blues | Featuring J. Crew and Le Bunny Bleu

Sweets and Hearts style featuring thrifted J. Crew striped Liberty collar sweater, Erin Fetherston Target skirt, over-the-knee socks, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords


I thrifted this J. Crew striped sweater (such a great find!), then saw it on a Parks and Recreation re-run a couple of weeks later. Leslie Knope is one of my favorite female characters on television, so it was pretty awesome to see her wearing the exact sweater I had just found. It has the prettiest floral printed Peter Pan collar, sourced from Liberty of London.

Leslie Knope wearing J. Crew Liberty Collar Striped Sweater Parks and Recreation - "Jerry's Retirement"
Leslie Knope wearing J. Crew Liberty Collar Striped Sweater
Parks and Recreation - "Jerry's Retirement" (image credit)

I wore the sweater with a black velvet skirt, over-the-knee socks, a beret, and black oxfords from Le Bunny Bleu.

Sweets and Hearts style featuring thrifted J. Crew striped Liberty collar sweater, Erin Fetherston Target skirt, over-the-knee socks, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords
Sweets and Hearts style featuring thrifted J. Crew striped Liberty collar sweater, Erin Fetherston Target skirt, over-the-knee socks, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords
Sweets and Hearts style featuring thrifted J. Crew striped Liberty collar sweater, Erin Fetherston Target skirt, over-the-knee socks, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords
Sweets and Hearts style featuring thrifted J. Crew striped Liberty collar sweater, Erin Fetherston Target skirt, over-the-knee socks, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords
Sweets and Hearts style featuring thrifted J. Crew striped Liberty collar sweater, Erin Fetherston Target skirt, over-the-knee socks, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords
Sweets and Hearts style featuring thrifted J. Crew striped Liberty collar sweater, Erin Fetherston Target skirt, over-the-knee socks, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords
Outfit Details:
Blue striped floral Liberty collar sweater (thrifted, J. Crew)
Black velvet skirt (Erin Fetherston x Target)
Gray beret (Forever 21)
Black cable-knit over-the-knee socks (Target)
Black studded oxford flats (c/o Le Bunny Bleu)
Black double daisy ring (Lipsy)
Have a great day!


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Crema de la Crema | Featuring Loly in the Sky & Dear Creatures



Just got my first (and certainly not my last) pair of Lolys! I'm always looking for cute and comfy flats that look great with casual outfits. Bonus points if they have a quirky design. The solution: Loly in the Sky. It was hard to pick (have you seen all their styles?), but I chose the gray striped "Valeria" pair that says "Crema de la Crema".

They make the most adorable canvas loafers and flats (and a few wedges, sandals, and other styles too),most of which have fun patterns, images, and words printed on them. They're also designed with comfort in mind. The canvas is soft and flexible (no raw heels here!), and the insole is padded as well. Just be sure to read the sizing details for each pair, as some styles run small. I'm typically a US 7.5/8, so I went with the 8.5, and they fit perfectly!

I just know I'm going to cave and buy an additional pair (or three). Even the packaging is cute! See?

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"Valeria" Crema de la Crema Flats (c/o Loly in the Sky)


They complemented my outfit perfectly. I wore them with a white cotton shirt and a navy pleated skirt I got from the Dear Creatures sample sale a while ago.

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"Valeria" Crema de la Crema Flats (c/o Loly in the Sky)




Outfit Details:
White cotton blouse (c/o OASAP)
Navy blue pleated skirt (Dear Creatures)
Gray striped "Valeria" Crema de la Crema Flats (c/o Loly in the Sky)
Gold rhinestone ring (Jenny Dayco)
You can shop Loly in the Sky here.
Have a great day!


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