Monday, October 16, 2017

Influenster Erno Laszlo VoxBox

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We went to look at our floral samples for the wedding which was such a fun experience. I also had my first dress fitting (eek!) and I'm more excited than ever about my dress and everything else. We're just about a month away!

Today I’m bringing you an awesome skincare product review. I received the Erno Laszlo Vitamin C Peel VoxBox a few days ago courtesy of Influenster. In case you didn't know, Influenster is an online community of consumers who give reviews on products and experiences. If you are active on the site, Influenster may invite you to participate in their VoxBox programs, where members receive complimentary products to review.

In the box I found the gorgeously packaged White Marble Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel (retails for $100). Powered by super-nutrient Vitamin C, this clarifying two-step peel gently polishes skin as it fades dark spots and discoloration. Protective antioxidants and collagen boosters combine to refine and renew skin, such as age-defying actives and brightening ingredients, including:

  • Vitamin C—the formula’s star multitasker—to reduce dark spots and dullness, lighten skin and jump-start collagen production.

  • Carrot seed oil to heal and balance dry or chapped skin, while helping fight age spots and sun damage.

  • Lactic acid to gently exfoliate skin so it’s properly prepped to absorb brightening, hydrating and healing nutrients.

Here's how it works:

Step 1 - Smooth peel over your face, avoiding eye areas, and massage gently for up to three minutes. I highly recommend cleansing your face before doing this. The first step is for exfoliation.

Step 2 - Mix 1-2 drops of the activator in your hands and massage onto your face over the peel. After one minute, rinse well with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. This step will illuminate your skin and make it super smooth.

My final thoughts: I'll start by saying that I have VERY sensitive skin and I've never done a peel before. Needless to say I was slightly concerned for my face. When I opened these products, I was pleasantly surprised by the fresh, not overly strong orange scent. It's really quite pleasant and invigorating. I spent 3 minutes/the length of a new Sam Smith song gently working the peel into my skin. That is a long time to scrub! But it felt super nice. After putting two drops of the activator into my hand and massaging it into my skin, I started to feel a warming sensation that was at first slightly concerning but when I realized my skin wasn't burning I enjoyed it.

After rinsing my face I expected to be RED but was shocked to see that my skin was absolutely glowing! I couldn't believe how soft my face felt. It even lightened a couple of my acne scars. The next day my foundation applied flawlessly. My skin still feels soft days later. I am absolutely amazed by this product and look forward to working it in weekly to my skincare routine. I'm not one to jump to recommend pricey skincare products, but I honestly feel that this is worth it!


Disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Essie Sexy Divide

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We went apple picking on Sunday even though it was like 80 degrees and humid. It definitely didn't feel like fall!

On my nails today I'm wearing Essie Sexy Divide, one of my all time favorite polishes. It's the prettiest deep eggplant purple with a bit of shimmer. The formula is easy to work with and it took two coats for opacity. I used these pretty 1.5mm pearls from Born Pretty Store for my accent nail. The color on the center is ILNP Chit Chat. I'm working on getting my nails stronger because they keep breaking and it's so frustrating! I know I have to be better about using cuticle oil during the day, which is when my hands get super dry from all the hand washing at school.

Btw, when you place an order with BPS make sure you use my discount code ASYW10 for 10% off. Have a great week and enjoy the fall weather!


Disclaimer: The nail art products in this post were provided for my honest review by the Born Pretty Store. All opinions are my own.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Zoya Mona

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I enjoyed the cooler temps and I'm starting to feel the fall vibes. It's getting me excited for the wedding in November!

Today I'm wearing Zoya Mona from the Sophisticates Collection. I only needed ONE coat of this burgundy plum creme. Seriously! I couldn't believe the opacity after the first swipe. I love this color and will definitely be wearing it on repeat this fall. I used my leaves stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to make this gorgeous design. The stamping color is Marc Jacobs Gatsby.

I took this close up with my iPhone 8 plus. It takes amazing photos!

I hope you all have a great week! Btw, when you place an order with BPS make sure you use my discount code ASYW10 for 10% off!


Disclaimer: The nail art products in this post were provided for my honest review by the Born Pretty Store. All opinions are my own.