Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Influenster Slim-Fast Strawberries ’N’ Cream Shake Box

I've been on vacation and so I haven't posted anything in a while.  While I was gone, I was selected to get another box from Influenster.  It is food and I know this isn't a food blog, but I thought I'd share this with you all anyways.

 In my box I got a bottle of Strawberries and Cream Slim Fast, drink recipe cards, and a plastic martini glass.  The recipe cards have mocktail recipes on one side and the alcoholic version of it on the reverse side.  Considering I only have the Strawberries and Cream flavor, I can't use all the other recipe cards that use the other flavors.

I've never done a Slim Fast diet, and I don't plan on starting one any time soon.  I'm doing well with exercise and eating healthier currently and I don't think I need to put Slim Fast in my diet.

I made my own version of their Strawberry Colada mocktail.  I use a little of the slim fast shake, some frozen strawberries, ice, and a pina colada mixer.  It was pretty good.

Have any of you ever tried Slim Fast?  What has your experience been like?

-polish. impress. repeat.

****This post was created in connection with my appointment as a SlimFast Ambassador.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 2013 Birchbox

Birchbox time!  This month's theme is 'Power Play' and it goes along with a new TV series from USA called Suits.  I've never heard of it and from what I have now seen through Birchbox, I still don't think I'm interested.  I was excited for this when I saw my card because one of my all favorite items I have received in a past Birchbox was from the brand Number 4 and I got something in my July box from them.

First is 100% Pure's Nourishing Body Cream.  I'm excited because it looks like these have a coconut scent.  Also, my skin is in dire need of moisturizers right now with the dry summer heat...

Next is Benefit's Gir Meets Pearl highlighter.  I have used quite a few Benefit products, but this is a new one for me.  Excited to try it out and see how luminous it is!

This is Number 4's Super Comb Prep & Protect.  It looks like this is a heat protectant which is nice, but I think it is also a conditioner and sun protectant too.  I'm interested to try it out.

I've wanted to try something from this brand!  This is G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream from Benta Berry.  Like I said earlier, moisturizers are my friends right now.  I hope this is as amazing as I hope it to be!

My beauty extra this month are these Birchbox bobby pins.  I have never used such thick bobby pins, so I'm interested to try them out.  They came in blue and white which I would have preferred either of those over green, but I'm not going to cry about it.

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription where you pay $10 a month to get 4-5 deluxe sized HIGH END beauty products.  It's an amazing service that I really enjoy.  If you are interested in joining, here's a link to check it out:

If you got a Birchbox this month, what did you get different in your box?

-polish. impress. repeat.

China Glaze - Bottoms Up

I've been loving China Glaze's summer neon polishes, so no surprise that I have another one to show you!  This is Bottoms Up (LOVE the name) and it is a neon Barbie pink.  It is girly and perfect for summer.  This is two coats, but it could have probably used one more because it was a little thin.  It dries semi-matte, so I put a top coat on to make it glossy.

China Glaze - That's Shore Bright

This is another gorgeous neon color from China Glaze's Summer 2013 neon collection.  That's Shore Bright is a neon lilac/light purple color.  It's super fun and different than any other neon purple color's I've seen.  Sorry about my dry cuticles, as much as I moisturize them, they are still terrible...  This is two coats and I DIDN'T even need to put a base of white down!  It does have a semi matte finish as do most neon polishes, but with my top coat, it is glossy.  :)

What are some other fun neon colors for summer?

-polish. impress. repeat.

The Color Run Manicure!

 Wow!  It's been a little while.  I have been in the process of moving into a new place, so I've been quite occupied.  We got a winner for my first giveaway!

I participated in The Color Run in Pomona a few weeks ago and of course had to paint my nails to match the occassion!  If you have never heard of The Color Run, it is a 5k fun run where volunteers douse you with colored powder.  It's a blast!  Here's a cool video:  I took the color scheme from my running shirt.  I used Zoya's Creamy for yellow, Essie's Orange It's Obvious! for orange, China Glaze's Wicked Style for pink, and Ulta's Salon Formula in Blue Streak for blue.

I highly recommend The Color Run.  I would definitely do another one!

-polish. impress. repeat.