Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I have been horrible

Ladies-
I have been horrible at updating. So sorry. So much has been going on. I am actually having a baby boy any day now. ( He is due Nov 4th, but we will see when he comes. I feel like I am ready now.
 I have a ton of beauty products that I need to type up reviews for such as:
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque and 

 Bumble and Bumble Alojoba Shampoo. 


Getting ready to be a first time mommy has had me so busy and I neglected my blog and my readers in the meantime. Leave a comment if your still here though.  I am sorry for not writing. This blog may be taking a different shift in the next few months as I will be a mommy and may focus a little on baby products and such, as well as my beauty products of course!!

Thanks to all who have stuck by me.

XOXO
Andrea


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I am in LOVE ladies!!

I am in love and its not with a guy. *( Well ok I do love my boyfriend but that's besides the point. It's with Ocean Salt cleanser from Lush Cosmetics . Now I told you I was a little late jumping on the Lush bandwagon and didn't buy my first Lush product until a few months back, if you remember from my Review. Well anyways. I got the Ocean Salt a few weeks and am HOOKED, real TALK. I actually already ran out because I got the smaller jar and CAN NOT WAIT to go back and get some more.
   First of all. I have always had skin problems. I already use a certain face wash which does it job for the most part clearing up my major blemishes, but I still have always had a TON of blackheads. Which just STINKS. I get them on my nose and the whole area below my mouth ( like above my chin and on my chin) I also get black heads on certain spots on my cheeks and my forehead.  Now when I got this cleanser I was not even thinking about my blackheads, to be honest I got it because I had a sunburn and was peeling and needed to exfoliate BAD!  So i picked this up. I actually got it at Marshall's, I love that store BY THE WAY. I was shocked when I saw a LUSH product in the cosmetic section at MARSHALL'S , it was the only LUSH product their or else I would have scooped up anything else lol.  Anyways got it to exfoliate and when I got home I saw it was for "body and face". Normally I am a little skeptical to try out anything on my face since it's kind of sensitive and nothing but Proactiv has ever really worked to begin with.I figured what the heck and slathered some on my face and neck and worked it in. First I noticed how nice it smelled. The ingredients says it has Sea Salt, Grapefruit  and fresh lime extracted in vodka as well as fresh Avocado butter.Then I noticed right after I washed it off how SOFT my skin felt, almost immediately. Anyways I used it for a couple days and noticed that it legit loosened up almost all my blackheads and brought them to the surface, where I admit I was able to get them right out of their, wicked easily with no problems , no digging at my face, and no red spots. I Know for a fact that its because of this face wash that that happened. I have had these blackheads for years and they are STUBBORN. Sometimes I can get a little out but NEVER like I was able to with OCEAN SALT.  Also my skin looked balanced and left my skin feeling so clean. Sometimes the face wash that I normally use doesn't leave my skin with that fresh and SO clean feeling that we all love and search for. 


     Now the reason I got this in the first place was to get rid of the dry skin that was peeling after my sunburned healed. It did work for that, but I only got the small jar of this and my sunburn was legit all over, so I could not use it every where I would have liked to, for the simple fact that I wanted to save as much as I could for my face. I would def recommend this product to any one that wants help clearing up their skin. Ya def use it on your body as well, but for the price if your buying at Lush I would defiantly use it just for your face( Unless of course you get the bigger jar, then GO NUTS! lol. So ya ladies I am hooked. I give this an A PLUS in my book. Needless to say I was VERY impressed with this product!!


XOXO

Andrea



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sigma Professional Makeup Brush Kit GIVEAWAY @ Pink Dandy Chatter





Head on over to Pink Dandy Chatter for your chance to win some Sigma brushes. I know how much you all love these awesome brushes. And the contest is so easy to enter, so you have nothing to loose. 


Ahhh I would love to win these myself, but if I don't I would LOVE if one of my awesome readers had the chance so RUN over there and enter your pretty little faces off! 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Smoke Stik Alternative to Smoking Review

Hi Ladies,
     I want to give you some back round on a bad habit that I have struggled with for many years. That habit was smoking and I tried to quit many TIMES, with no luck. I hated the smell of it and especially what it was doing to my body, loading it up with all those icky nasty chemicals.Not to mention that at $8 a pack I was literally throwing away money. At the mall not to long ago I saw them advertising an electronic cigarette and I became very interested in this device. I contacted the company Smoke Stik and we partnered up to do a review. First things first, the customer service is excellent. Which is KEY to me when working with a company as well as purchasing their product. 


     The wonderful people at Smoke Stik sent me a great starter kit. I received the Pink Limited Edition Starter Kit. Whohoo! Every one knows that I love pink. The kit came with:

  • (2) Rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries
  • (1) Charger & AC Adapter 120v/240v 
  • (3) Cartomizers (Variety)
  • FREE Carry Case 
  • FREE USB Charger
 This kit retails for $99.95, But I can tell you how to get it for even less. Also they donate $10 for every Pink SmokeStik Kit Sold, to Breast Cancer Research.


The batteries are pink with a white cubic zirconia gem at the tip that lights up with a clear white light. They also sent me a few other goodies such as : The Smoke Stik Jet, which has a black battery and the tip is grey and lights up orange, resembling a real cigarette.  

I Also received the Hendu-Elite- which is stainless steel with a purple gem at the tip.

    So now that you have seen my goodies let me tell you a little about this product. First of all for the product to work you need a Cartomizer. The Cartomizer's come Five in a pack.  One Cartomizer is equivalent to approximately 200+ puffs. SmokeStik Cartomizers produce more vapor and a more realistic feeling, so it is actually like your smoking a real cigarette.  Instead of nasty chemicals what your really smoking is a mist or vapor. This vapor is created as propylene glycol glycerine and food grade flavorings are vaporized by a tiny component called the atomizer. They do contain nicotine if you wish and they come in full flavor(16mgs), medium(12mgs) and light ( 6mgs). You may also get them without any nicotine at all. They come in black,brown, stainless steel and white. 


 I received the menthol flavor as I normally smoked Newports and I smoked a pack a day at that. Can I just say that I have not purchased a pack of cigarettes since I received my kit. I thought that I would fly through the pack of cartomizer's, But I still have a few left. Not only have I stopped smoking regular cigarettes, but I have severely cut down on how much I even reach for the electronic cigarette as well.  None of this would have been possible if it was not for Smoke Stik. Can I just tell you how much money I have saved.  Can I even tell you how good my hair and clothing smells now that I am not smoking nasty butts. Can I tell you how much better I feel. No more gross coughing or hacking up, which is not VERY lady like to begin with.  Also because SmokeStik Electronic Cigarettes do not generate any real smoke or flame whatsoever, they are not subject to fire codes, secondhand smoke laws or smoking prohibitions, at the moment, which means if your comfortable with it you can pretty much smoke these anywhere.  At the end of the night I just plug my charger into the wall, hook my battery up to it and let this baby charge while I am sleeping. ( It really only takes 3-4 hours to charge your battery anyways) Lots of celebs have actually been spotted using the Smoke Stik as well. There are many brands of E- Cigarettes out there and many to choose from. However after doing my own research Smoke Stik came out on top. They are also the most stylish ones I have seen thus far. 


Please note: I am not condoning smoking in any way shape or form. I am simply stating my views and my beliefs as well as sharing my experience that I had with Smoke Stik. I want to let those of you that smoke cigarettes know about this other option that is available to you all. I want you to know that if your addicted to smoking cigarettes their is another option available to you. One that I have found to be a much healthier choice for me and one that fits my life style a lot better than the alternative.Also, as you know smoking is NEVER good for your skin. It causes pre mature ageing  and the cigarette smoke just does damage to your skin in general.It also makes your nails and teeth yellow. As you can tell from a previous review I am a huge fan of whitening teeth. I probably would not have had to whiten my teeth so much if I had switched to Smoke Stik before.And you all know how I feel about fresh breath( as stated in my last review), well with Smoke Stik I no longer smell like an ashtray. Which lets face it, whats sexy about that? Nothing!!!

 Please remember that you must be 18 to smoke to begin with and I am not encouraging starting up smoking if you do not already smoke. Please remember that these do contain nicotine but that you can order them without nicotine as well. I ordered the Lights and I can compare it to actually smoking a real light cigarette. On my next order I will be ordering the ones with no nicotine in them. I have cut myself down so much and am truly grateful for the wonderful experience I have had with Smoke Stik

     If you would like to check them out and order from them please head on over to :
Electronic Cigarette Smoke Stik




Also while your at it check out their Facebook page and keep up to date on all the latest news and goodies that they have to offer. 





Friday, June 10, 2011

Mother Gives Daughter Voucher for Boob Job


So This mother apparently gave her 7 year old a voucher to get her boob's done, when she turns 16. Yaaaa crazy right? Just a taddddd bit inappropriate if you ask my opinion. What is wrong with people. Someone please tell me. Thankssss! LoL
 Read the whole article at :

While you are their check out some of their other great posts. This site is addicting! 


Xoxo Andrea

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sigma Professional Makeup Brush Kit GIVEAWAY @ Sweeps4Bloggers


Sigma Professional Makeup Brush Kit GIVEAWAY @ Sweeps4Bloggers

Head on over to Sweeps4Bloggers they are giving away a Make Me Blush brush SET

So what are you waiting for? I thought I would pass on this awesome news to you since I Know Sigma brushes are a favorite!!


Xo Andrea

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lush Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask

Hello Everyone,
Yesterday I bought my first product from LUSH. I know I am a little late jumping on the bandwagon with Lush. It was overwhelming at first, I didn't know where I should start or what to buy. Luckily a sales clerk came over and educated me on some great products. First I wanted to buy the Cupcake Fresh Face Mask, but after looking at the others I ended up going with Love lettuce, because that is what seemed best for my skin, although I was SOLD on CUPCAKE due to the smell, I still decided to go with Love Lettuce. 



This is great for normal to oily skin and the label says that  it is supposed to give “skin a softened, smoothed, and radiant glow.” Ingredients include agar agar seaweed, fuller’s earth, kaolin, honey, glycerin, almond oil, ground almost shells, ground almonds, and lavender oil. It's an exfoliating mask. The girl told me to keep it on for ten minutes and when I wash it off to rub the mask with water into my problem black head areas for some extra cleansing. I did as I was told and was SHOCKED to see how SOFT my skin was. I have always had problem skin. I have been using Proactiv for years, which mainly clears up my skin but my skin is still left feeling kind of harsh and not so smooth. I also always seem to get stubborn blackheads. So I was more than happy when after washing this mask off, to find my skin feeling as soft as a baby's skin.....

This mask is a fresh face mask and only lasts for two weeks. You have to keep it refrigerated.  This mask only cost me around $6.00 , which is a great deal. There is a very generous amount in the tub. Like I said you have to toss it after two weeks because mold and bacteria can grow. Normally I would not use a mask so much in two weeks, but since the small shelf life on this product, it is going to motivate me to use it every other day, that way I can use the product up and hopefully have some great results with my skin. Both the sales clerks at LUSH said this was there FAVORITE PRODUCT. I believe it is only available in 
stores as it is a FRESH FACE MASK.


Whose tried this? What are your favorite LUSH products? I need suggestions ladies as I can easily see myself getting addicted to LUSH products. 


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cupcakes

Hello Pretty Ladies,

So I love finding different stuff on the internet. Not to long ago I did a post about cool cakes I found online and it was a big hit. I thought I would compile together some cool cupcakes I found on the internet as well this time. Enjoy!



Here are some ESP for MY BEAUTY BLOGGERS:



















And some More FUN ONES to add into the MIX:







Monday, May 16, 2011

Le Angelique THE TITANIUM TITAN Flat Iron Review

Hello Ladies,

I know it has been some time since my last review. I want to tell you about a great quality flat iron that I recently was sent to try out. Le Angelique sent me the awesomeTitanium Titan to review. Now I have tried many flat irons over the years. Although I do have somewhat mostly straight hair, it does get very frizzy and has some wave to it. A flat iron as well as blow drying my hair is a must.  I am very picky when it comes to products or tools that I use on my hair. Le Angelique is a great company. I found them on a friends blog and went to their site and was so impressed with the selection of products and tools that they have. So much in fact that I already have a wish list of items I am dieing to try out. If your a hair care professional or just looking for some great tools for at home use then this is your site. 

Lets start out with the Titanium Titan that I tried out. As you will see more of in my video, it heats up to 450 DFH and has a Digital heat indicator that indicates the temperature of the iron . No longer do you have to wait forever for your iron to heat up, this baby heats up right away. 



The Titan UV is another blow dryer that they have that simply looks amazing. Have you ever heard of a blow dryer with scented air? Me either, not until now anyways. And lets just say that I am very much intrigued and impressed at this concept, so much so that I CANNOT wait to try this product out.  It features: UV technology helps to repair hair and stimulate scalp. Blows out spa scent that will make you feel relaxed all throughout use. 2 heat settings, 2 speed settings.


They also have some awesome hair extensions that are made from 100% natural hair.  I want to try the these ones as well. You clip them in, so no messy glues or bonds. You can blow dry, flat iron and even curl these as if they were your own hair! How cool is that. 



Le Angelique ONLY sells quality products. They even offer a 100% Lifetime Warranty . If your on Facebook become a FAN if their Facebook page. Or you can follow them on Twitter.


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Disclaimer: I was sent this product for review purposes, please note all thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way shape or form. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bumble and Bumble, Guest Post with Sierra


Today I'm excited to be a guest blogger at Andrea's blog where you already know she loves to blog about beauty! I love beauty myself and specifically I've been wanting to share about some amazing hair products that I have come across. 

Before I begin you might be wondering where I came from? Well, my name is Sierra and I'm a blogger over at my ocean inspired blog home called Ocean Dreams. I'm also a featured blogger at JoeShopping.com where I blog about fashion, brands and stores twice a week. So now that I've introduced myself lets get going on some amazing hair product!

Recently I cut my hair to a shorter length (I cute 10" off) and as my hair stylist did my hair after my hair was colored and washed, I was careful to observe what she used in my hair. I wanted to know what hair product would work well for short hair, due to me not being familiar with how to style short hair. This is the shortest my hair has ever been cut so using the best products to style my hair I knew would be very important. Here's me with my new hair do.
My hair dresser is a big fan of the brand Bumble and Bumble and it’s really easy to understand why she adores and religiously uses this product. With a great shampoo and conditioner that keeps your hair healthy and strong, I became easily addicted to Bumble and Bumble. The Super Rich Conditioner is perfect for chemically treated hair - it adds moisture and luster. The Gentle Shampoo does the same and it additionally adds shine to your hair! I've been very pleased with both products and recommend them. I bought the smaller bottle sample in both the shampoo and condition for starters because I’m currently on a trip, but I’ve been using the samples quite frequently and will be investing in a big bottle when I get home!
Besides the shampoo and conditioner, she used a Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Defining Cream in my hair, which I have fallen in love with. It’s so so easy to do my hair now! All I have to do is wake up, wash my hair, put the product in my hair, crunch my curls with my fingers, and I’m done! I love it and it is super easy to style and it keeps your hair soft while still holding the curl. I’m not a fan of the sticky type of gels that takes forever to get out of my hair - yuck!
Plus - isn't the packaging for the Curl Conscious Defining Cream adorable?
I love the colors that they chose and the swirls. Super cute if you ask me.
I had no idea that they also have a Calming Cream, which I need to stock up on pronto.
As soon as I did my hair with the Defining Cream I loved it, but it would be great to
have the Calming Cream in addition, to get rid of the left over flyaway hairs and frizz.
 Here are a few other products I am also dying to try out:
Bb Tonic Lotion is great to use to detangle your hair and prepare it for styling. 
You spray it on your hair and work through it.
 Bb Prep looks fantastic because it a refresher product, meaning it prepares your hair for styling again.Simply dampen your hair and reactivate products that are already in your hair! How cool is that?!

Thank you Andrea for your beauty filled blog!
Thank you to you beauty readers for learning about Bumble and Bumble with me.
You honestly must check out their site. They have some amazing products you
don't want to miss out on.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Maybelline SuperStay 24™ 2-Step Lip-color Giveaway





Hello my Lovelies,

Sorry if I have been neglecting my blog lately. School and everything else has got me BUSY~I wanted to thank those that continue to follow me. As you know I just recently reviewed  Maybelline SuperStay 24 Color and I have one to giveaway. Its the EVERLASTING WINE color. 
This is only opened to U.S. readers. 
( So sorry to my international girls.)
 You Know I still <3 ya!

So to enter all you have to do is publicly follow me. 
 Leave your follower name and Way I can get in touch with you if you win~!

Extra Entries 



  • If you would like one extra entry please follow me on Twitter. Leave your twitter handle with your comment.
  •  You can tweet this giveaway daily for an additional entry also
  • Make sure you do the MANDO entry and leave a separate comment for extra entry. Thats three entries max per person.
  • I will close this giveaway on May 1rst






Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Maybelline SuperStay 24™ 2-Step Lipcolor Review








Alright so I normally don't wear Lip Stick! And people always tell me that I should that it would make my lips stand out etc, etc. I don't know if It's just I never buy it or what. But When BZZAGENT decided to send me four colors of Maybelline SuperStay 24 2 Step Lip Color I decided I had nothing to loose.  They sent me Timeless Rose, Wear on Wild-berry, Everlasting Wine and Forever Chestnut. My favorite was Timeless Rose, and I gave Forever Chestnut to my mother. 

Timeless Rose

Everlasting Wine




Now your probably wondering what sets this aside from other Lip Color right? Well how about all day and night wear! I know there are other products on the market that I have tried years ago that left my lips feeling crumbly and gross. This was different. I put the color on  . Make sure you let it dry two minutes before putting the top coat balm on. Also be very careful because you want to apply this as smoothly as possible. And be careful if you get on teeth make sure to remove ASAP!

 I really love this lip color. It took 5 years of research and 10 patents to get this baby right and they sure succeed. There was no caking,no fading and no feathering just like the site promised. I am horrible at removing my makeup and when I woke up in the morning and it was there almost perfect.  You can remove it with an oil based makeup remover so have no fear!The colors they sent me were on the darker side, I usually like pink colors if I wear lip stick at all, so this was out of my personal comfort zone but I am glad I tried something different. It comes in 30 awesome shades and is only $9.99. Want a $2 off coupon? Click HERE and save away. Be on the lookout as I may be purchasing some for an upcoming giveaway. Let me know your thoughts. Have you tried this? What did you think? 

XOXO
Andrea

Disclosure: I am a BzzAgent and I received a product sample,from BzzAgent. In no way has this influenced my review. My opinions are my own and you may have different opinions of this product.

FREE Sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner


Go HERE for a FREE SAMPLE OF 

 Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner

Oh and thats NOT ALL I have a FEW great MAKEUP reviews coming up hopefully by today, been busy with school and some personal stuff..

<3 ya all
Andrea

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Who has Bloglovin?

So I am new to Bloglovin and I don't know too much about it, I want some tips and suggestions and if any of you use it please leave me a comment with your username so that I ,may follow you over there as well!



Xo

Andrea



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Sunday, March 13, 2011

CSN WINNER

Congratulations to Sherrie the Lucky Winner ..

She was #27 and won using random.org

Thanks so all who entered




xoxo

Andrea