Friday, January 1, 2016


Ahhh, Chanel! How I love thee!
I, along with every other woman, love Chanel. However, like many other women, don't have the funds to support my love. Occasionally though, I get the chance to indulge myself just a bit. One of those chances came around recently and I decided to get myself another Chanel Eyeshadow. I have been obsessed with Chanel Fauve for a year now and it is in my top 5 favorite eyeshadows. It is probably my number 2 favorite after MAC Satin Taupe. I decided to buy directly from Chanel. I usually buy through Nordstrom as they have free shipping. I heard somewhere if you buy directly through Chanel, they now give complimentary keepsake boxes with each order. I am a sucker for packaging and I need a Chanel box to display. 

Along with my keepsake box, I also got some great samples and they came in a Chanel drawstring bag! 

I ended up choosing Chanel Complice as I thought it would be a color that i could wear all the time. Boy did I nail it! It's hard for me to buy eyeshadows online without seeing them in person, but I looked at swatches and this color looked perfect.

I absolutely love it. It's got great pigmentation and it just makes my eyes pop!

You can't go wrong with free samples, and Chanel really hooks you up. I definitely recommend buying directly through Chanel rather than through a retailer that sells Chanel.

<3 Julie

Friday, November 6, 2015


I was lucky enough to get picked again for an Influenster Vox Box. If you haven't heard of Influenster, I recommend you click this link and sign up. The more active you are on Influenster or on Social Media, the more likely you are to qualify for free stuff. I was super excited about this Vox Box, because to my knowledge, this is the first high end brand to team up with Influenster. (Hopefully it's not the last!) So this Vox Box was the Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Perfume.

I was a bit disappointed at the size, I mean I didn't really expect them to send a full size perfume out, but I mean a girl can hope...Right? I've never received sample sizes from Influenster before. However, it was at least a deluxe sample size. 

The scent of the perfume is great! I love Vanilla! It also says it has notes of your girl here hates the smell of coffee, but I didn't smell coffee in this at all. It also states it has patchouli in it (another scent I despise), but i can't smell that either. So despite it containing two scents i hate, i love it. It's more of an evening scent for me personally just because it's kind of heavy. It lasts on the skin for a really long time too. Overall I would give it a 8 out of 10, just because i can't wear it day to night, but that's just me. It may work as an all day perfume for you!

<3 Julie

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Well there should be no surprise that I broke my "No Buy July" immediately with this purchase. I mean it's a Becca highlighter created by Jaclyn Hill, I had to! I am so beyond glad I did too. I have worn it every day since i got it. So long Moonstone, goodbye Soft and Gentle, adios Lightscapade. This girl only has eyes for Champagne Pop! 

I really don't even have words to describe this highlighter. Well, maybe I have five...It Will Change Your Life!

Okay, so maybe not technically change your life but it will change your makeup life! I have not gone one day without wearing Champagne Pop! Seriously, I could be bumming it around the house with no makeup on, but I will put this on. Just because it makes me feel better when I catch a glimpse of my sloppy self in the mirror. 

Did you get your hands on it yet? Curious to know what your thoughts are if you have it.

<3 Julie

Friday, August 21, 2015


I'm pretty late getting this post up, but we have moved for the second time this year with another pending move happening as soon as possible. So please please forgive me. My August Ipsy bag should be here any day now. You can look forward to a more timely review on that one.

(Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer::Ofra Bliss eyeshadow/highlighter)

I honestly thought this was one of the better bags in recent months. The Tarte bronzer is something everyone raves about and I just haven't ever tried. It's a bit sparkly for me, but I'm definitely going to rock it! 

I'm super pissed about getting tweezers. Not because I hate tweezers or anything, but because I just went out and spent money on two pairs of tweezers because I always lose mine. However, with that said. I always lose mine, so I'm sure these will get used at some point.

The Ofra eyeshadow/highlighter surprisingly had really nice pigmentation. I probably won't use it as an eyeshadow as I prefer cool tones for my skin/eyes. I will use it though for a highlighter! It kind of reminds me of the Becca Champagne Pop.

The other two products I haven't used yet. I can't really get excited over a lip balm or a sunscreen. I'm sure I'll try them eventually and I might update this post to reflect my thoughts.

<3 Julie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


I was given the opportunity to review the Dove Advanced Care deodorant thanks to Influenster. This was provided to me at no cost for review. 

Obviously, the first thing I noticed about this product was the scent. I mean I think a majority of women out there have a love for coconut! I personally l-o-v-e the scent of coconut, but I hate the taste. So seeing as how you don't eat deodorant, I'm a fan! Okay, so seriously though, I really did like this deodorant. I don't think it is the strongest, best deodorant there is, but it's pretty nice. The scent is awesome! The lasting time I would say is average. It doesn't leave white marks on my clothing (your girl here loves black). So overall, I would give it a strong 7 out of 10 stars. 

If you don't sweat a lot, or have a lot of odor...then this will probably work great for you. If you're like me though, you may want to only use this on days when you are lounging around the house or don't have tons to do that day. 

<3 Julie

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


There is something I want you to know about me. I have an addiction to buying water bottles, cups, and water in strange packaging. Oh you sell overpriced water in a bottle that looks like a flask {HERE}...I'll buy it. You make a cup with a metal straw {HERE}...I'll buy it. Finally, my post today is about what else, but water in a box. A box! {HERE}

Maybe I'm just really gullible, but I had to try it. I think it tastes great! I mean it's water, I don't know how much of a review I can give you about the water itself, but the company is great! If you snap a picture with Boxed Water and hashtag #retree, Boxed Water will plant two trees. You can bet that I will be posting my box to Instagram with the hashtag. Maybe you aren't interested in funky packaged water like I am, but i bet you would like to see two trees get planted just for posting a picture to twitter or instagram. I recommend you giving it a try. If nothing else, you will definitely start some interesting conversations with your friends, co-workers, or even a stranger.

<3 Julie

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Minted was kind enough to give me a credit after I reviewed some of their products. I was quite happy, because I absolutely fell in love with so many of their things! So I wanted to share with you the three things I ordered. 

I wanted something that I could use to jot down blog post ideas on, and while a simple spiral notebook would have sufficed, this pretty thing will make me even more motivated. Right?

I shared in my first review that I've recently been obsessed with geodes and crystals. I have a pair of beautiful book ends that I will share once I find them (oh the joys of moving house multiple times). I love this print and love the frame even more! I can't wait to hang it up (which won't be for a few more months as we will be making our final move in January). 

This last thing I ordered was a must as I love Kansas, and want to show a little Kansas pride in my home. Also, I mean the gold foil print is just super trendy! I love the frame on this one too.

Minted shipped my order in three separate boxes, which I thought was kind of strange. However, the packaging was amazing! The two framed pieces were so securely packaged. They came with a certificate of authenticity and a little note from the artist. The shipping was also incredibly fast.

I highly recommend that you check out Minted if you are in the market for art or any type of stationary.

<3 Julie