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Who doesn’t love a bite sized chocolate treat as a gift, favor or just because?  M&M’s is a chocolate treat that claims to “melt in your mouth – not in your hand” and a childhood favorite that many love.  Recently I had the opportunity to place a personalized order from My M&M’s and I wanted to share the chocolate goodness with you as well as my customer service experience.  Don’t free like reading?  Stop by my video and I’ll chit chat and show and tell with you.

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A week ago I decided that I would cash in on a gift code for My M&M’s that I had for taking part in a campaign a few months ago.  I have never ordered anything from their personalized website before, so this was not only an exciting experience for me, but I was looking forward to seeing how detailed the design on my M&M’s would be.  After a glitch in their system with my code I called their 800 number and was promptly greeted by Red & Yellow M&M on the other line while I waited for the next customer service representative.  As a fan of M&M’s and the commercials, I thought it was quite cute to listen to Red & Yellow interact with one another and patiently waited for the next representative.

After a few minutes, Richard answered the phone.  He was a kind mannered gentlemen that walked me patiently through my order (which included various steps and designs) and processed my order accordingly.  After a 40 minute time frame over the phone, Richard and I were able to complete my order and I received an email confirmation with the final design as well as my order laid out for me.  I was very impressed with the customer service I received via the telephone because my Customer Service Agent took the time to not only ensure he was getting my designs right, but the spelling, colors and every else I had planned to do via their website.  Since I added an image to customize my M&M’s – I had to email the image to him and he was able to process that portion quickly.  While we took some time going over every aspect, Richard did so kindly, patiently and his customer service was superb.  There are few places that you can call and have not only great service but also someone who is patient.  Even while I edited the image for color correction and brightness, he held on the line without any complaints.

Shipping to Hawaii was quick.  My order was sent overnight via Fedex, which allowed my M&M’s to be delivered in tact and quickly – without any melting.  Each product within the box was packaged well so that everything was not only protected but arrived safely.

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I ordered a 2lb. bag of M&M’s that already had a set design, as well an Acrylic Gift Box with Plus Mrs. Brown Kit that had personalized M&M’s in it where I was able to customize and select:  Three (3) colors of my choosing (I went with Lavender, Light Pink and Platinum), Image Personalization, Custom Wording and Clip Art.  The Acrylic container holds 10 servings of your personalized M&M’s and it sits in a pretty black box which makes such a great gift.  I was happy to get Mrs. Brown too and knew I had to have her because she reminds me of me – lol.

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The photo I selected on my M&M’s was one of my husband and I.  The detail on the image is great and everything looks absolutely perfect.  Not to mention, they taste delicious too… just as I come to expect from one of my favorite candies.  The spelling for everything I provided was not only accurate, but the font is legible and everything looked great.  Not one M&M arrived damaged and it was a sweet treat to have for my husband and I.

I’m not only impressed with the service I received from My M&M’s but also the quality of my treats.  The 2lb bag of pink M&M’s came with a little white scoop which made enjoying our treat easy and the quality of each item was well made and of quality.

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A few years ago a friend of mine worked with me to design some M&M’s for her wedding.  It was simplistic and you could only add initials at that time so I was so happy to see the different types of customizing you can do to the M&M’s now and the fact that this could all be done online as well.  I’m glad there is an option available for those looking for a fun and thoughtful gift or something “sweet” to give out as favors at your next event.  Regardless of the reason, I think My M&M’s is a great way to go and I would return to buy and order again.

Did you know that you could customize M&M’s this way?  If so, have you tried for yourself or are your planning to?  Be sure to check out my video where I walk you through each product and discuss my thoughts with you as well.

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Disclaimer:  The product(s) featured in this post were purchased at a discount thanks to a gift code that I received from a previous campaign.  I did pay for some of the items out of pocket.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature these products.

 

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I think I’m addicted to ColourPop!

Okay – I lied, I don’t think I’m addicted, I know I am.   ColourPop is an affordable cosmetic brand that offers great products for very reasonable prices.  Their products are some of my favorites and I have been getting a lot of use out of their products.   As you can see from my ColourPop collection (pictured below), I’m definitely a fan of their shadows, lippies, blushes and highlighters.

ColourPop Collection
This collection was taken before adding the Metamorphosis Palette, Nillionaire and La La to the mix.

Recently I ordered a few items from ColourPop and I wanted to share them with you.  I’m gearing up and getting ready for the new release of their Liquid matte lipsticks (woohoo) that have been posted on Instagram recently, so I wanted to share these with you in the case you are planning to place an order at the same time as I and wanted to add a few things to your list.

I’m going to start with a collection that I was very excited to get my hands on.  CoffeebreakwithDani’s Metamorphosis Palette includes four gorgeous shades and retails for $20.00.  This collection has two matte shades and two opal/duo chrome shades.  This collection was created by YouTube Beauty Guru CoffeebreakwithDani.

ColourPop Metamorphosis Coffeebreakwithdani palette

  • Bravery- True medium brown in a Matte finish
  • Strength- Soft peachy caramel in a Satin finish
  • Hope- Radiant opal with pink, violet, blue and silver duo chrome in a Sheer Opal finish
  • Kindness- Warm red brown undertone with a gold, green and blue duo chrome in a Sheer Opal finish

Hope & Kindness make beautiful toppers over your favorite shades and have a gorgeous color shift creating a gorgeous finish and different color for your favorite shades.

ColourPop Metamorphosis Coffeebreakwithdani palette
Left to Right: Hope, Strength, Bravery, Kindness

Next as a part of my order I picked up a few single shadows.  I have had my eye on Coconut since it’s release but I had to wait for it to be restocked again before I could pick it up.  I also have had Get Lucky on my list for about a year now but kept putting off picking it up.  I don’t know why I waited so long because once I got my hands on this shade, it has become a favorite and I’ve gotten some heavy use out of this shade.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Left to Right – Top to Bottom: Coconut, Effect, Empire, Feather, Get Lucky, Liberty, Rex

I have wanted to get Rex for a few months now and decided that I would add this shade to the order as well.  And Effect, Empire, Feather and Liberty were colors I had recently come across on the site and I was intrigued.  I placed the order for these shades separately from the Metamorphosis Palette and the two neutral shades (below).

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
Left to Right: Coconut, Effect, Empire, Feather, Get Lucky, Liberty, Rex

I also came across some gorgeous neutral toned shades and while I knew my collection had quite a bit of neutral like shades in it already, I knew I had to have these.  I added La La and Nillionaire to my order when I ordered the Metamorphosis palette.

ColourPop shadows
Left/Right: Nillionaire, La La

Nillionaire is a color I definitely recommend if you use neutral toned shades and are looking for something to add a little punch of something.  It’s a gorgeous bronze gold shade with flecks of pink and gold – it’s absolutely gorgeous.  La La is also a beautiful shade and perfect for an every day look.  It’s a copper like rose gold shade that is metallic but looks beautiful on the eyes.

ColourPop shadows

I’m not necessarily someone who runs to the latest fad or trend but I’m utterly impressed with ColourPop and their shadows.  I have tried many many of their products, obviously, and I find that I have been using and turning to my ColourPop shadows more than I have any of my highend palettes or cosmetics.  The look I created below is utilizing all Colourpop cosmetic products from the eye shadows, lippy stix and the light blush and highlight (more about the highlights in another post).

ColourPop Cosmetics

To create the look I’m wearing (above) I am using ColourPop’s Desert blended into my crease as my transition shade, Coconut Eye shadow all over the lid,  Rex and Effect blended onto the lower lash line, Girly (which was a previous purchase) applied as my browbone highlight shade, Ibiza (a previous purchase) as my inner corner highlight/pop of color and Feather on the outer corner of my eyes.

On my cheeks I am wearing Most Necessary blended so that it has a flush of color and Lunch Money highlighter as my cheek bone, cupid’s bow and down the bridge of my nose highlight.  I’m also using Carry On Bronzer to bronze and create a soft contour.  On my lips I’m wearing Tootsi.

ColourPop Cosmetics

I definitely am a ColourPop addict.  Did you hear?  ColourPop will be rolling out Liquid Lipsticks very soon and I already have my eyes on a few shades to add to my collection.  It is rare for me to fall completely in love with a brand and want to have everything and anything the offer but I’m so impressed with what I already own I can’t help but stalk the site – lol.

So – have you tried ColourPop yet?  If you have, what are your favorite colors or products from the brand?  If you haven’t tried anything from ColourPop yet, what do you have your eyes on?

xo

Signature Honey

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It’s no secret that I am fond of Colour Pop Cosmetics and their squishy shadows that I love so much.  I recently did a haul and picked up a few blush shades that I knew I would get some use out of, some that are newly released which I just couldn’t stay away from.  I wanted to share these awesome fun shades with you so that you could use for Spring and year round with you so you can pick them up while they are still available.

Colour Pop Blushes

First we have two gorgeous blushes.  I really wanted to pick up their new purple blush (Rain) because I figured I could get some dual use out of it.  This gorgeous bright and bold blush is matte and while it looks super bold in the pot, it can be applied with a light hand to create a cool effect on the cheeks.  The pink blush (Prenup) is a mid-toned pink with a soft plum like undertone and is one that I think will be universally flattering on most people and skintones and definitely a blush perfect for every day use.  Prenup has a satin finish with a soft almost gold shimmer shift.

Colour Pop Blushes Swatches

As you can see from my swatches these shades are fun for Spring and I love that I can use both as eye shadows as well.  I have been using Prenup almost daily and I love it.  Each blush is just $8.00 and the application reminds me of that from the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes… so I apply them with my fingers.

Note – if you are looking at applying these blushes with a brush, I suggest the ELF (Eyes Lips Face) Small Stippling Brush.  Pat your brush into the pot to pick up color and stipple your brush onto your cheeks.  Take your time to build up the shade.  When I use a blush I like to have a flush of color so it looks natural, so you can apply to your desired effect.  If you don’t have that specific brush, any synthetic brush will work and your fingers are surely your best tools as well.  I love that Colour Pop blushes offer me all day color and wear and if I want it to last even longer, I will set it with a corresponding powder blush.

Colour Pop Lippie Stix

While this was originally all about the blush, I have a few lippies I think you would enjoy as well.

Colour Pop Westie

Westie, a soft and wearable baby pink shade which wears matte and quite comfortable on the lips.  If you enjoy matte lipsticks and are looking for a pink that you can use everyday, I think Westie is a great one.   It’s a shade that will be quite flattering on many and I love that it is so handy to take a long with you for touch ups.

Colour Pop Westie Swatch

Tootsi is a little less traditional.  It is one of those shades that not many people can pull off but is popular.  That muted brown/grey toned lipstick that everyone is coveting for.  This shade is gorgeous, but I make sure to use it with a smoky eye or something bold on the eyes to balance out the lips otherwise I look a little… deadly – lol.

Colour Pop Tootsi

This grey-beige is all over the internet, Instagram and Social Media and if you are looking for an alternative to a more expensive brand shade, you can’t beat this one.  I find that if I use it along with a pink toned nude lip liner, it actually makes the shade much more wearable for me.  It’s a gorgeous one that I think could be pullled off year round.  This is a matte shade and since the color is interesting… I definitely suggest you moisturize and exfoliate your lips prior to use for this one.

Colour Pop Tootsi Swatch

Each Colour Pop Lippie Stix Lipstick is just $5.00 and you can easily find a shade that will work for you.  Overall, I think the price point is nice and I am always in love with the pigmentation on these lipsticks.

So – have you tried any of these products from Colour Pop yet?  Is there anything on your list of must-haves or wants?  If you have tried Colour Pop, what is one your must have list for me to check out?

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When it comes to office and stationary products, I just can’t resist and often times I find myself combing through the office supply sections of my local stores just as much as I’m going through the beauty sections.  Because of this, I always love to find great deals on office and business like products and even more so, I love when I can personalize them.  Recently I placed an order on Minted.com (I featured this company on my site last week, you can read about that here) and received my personalized goodies via Fedex last week Friday.  I loved all the products that I couldn’t wait to share them with all of you.

Minted.com Haul

Minted.com offers a wide range of artwork and products you can personalize.  Since I was on the hunt for new blogger cards, I decided that I would test the quality of Minted and see what they had to offer.  Customizing my business cards were simple and effortless and when I received the products in the mail, I was beyond impressed with the quality.  Having been a long time Moo customer, I was impressed at how thick the paperstock was and loved the pearlized finish on the cards.  They are well made and I love the box they come in.

Minted business cardsShauna Stripe Business Cards come in a set of 25 for $36.00.  These cards have a pearlescent finish and look almost metallic.  While I uploaded my own photos to create the card, it was easy to customize and you could choose from different fonts available as well as sizing and layouts.

Minted.com Business cards

These cards can be customized both on the front and back so it allows you to include all the necessary information you would want on a business card.  The second set of business cards are called Pretty Play Date Cards… perfect for mommies.  These are square cards (super cute) that retails for $30 and includes 20 cards.  Customizing this card was simple as well and definitely fun to do.

Minted.com business card

I also ordered two gold washi tape rolls, which I thought would be great to not only add to my washi collection, but I love gold and haven’t found anything like this in my local stores.  One Washi Tape is just plain gold and the other is gold stripes.  Both are quality washi and I’m excited to use them in my planner.  Each roll of Washi was $4.00 and comes with a lot on the roll.

I also ordered a personalized notebook.  The Glitter Heart Notebook allows you to write your name and select a font that you will like.  There are also a few color choices you can go with for the stripes, so I choose Lavender / Lilac – of course! The notebook is a basic lined book that will be a great gift for anyone in school or office.

Minted.com haul

I am a huge fan of sites and products that can be personalized to fit my taste and Minted is no exception.  The quality is great – offering you a plethora of products that you can give as gifts or buy for yourself.  Besides the goodies I just hauled, you can also order artwork and various items as mentioned in my previous post.

So tell me, have you heard of Minted before?  If not, what sites are you shopping to make personalized items for yourself and loved ones?  Share with me and tell me below in the comments if you have any that I can check it out.

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As much as I love makeup – I do my best to keep my makeup purchasing at a minimum… well, at least now I do.  But, I cannot tell a lie, there is one time of the year that makes it most difficult to skip on the purchases and that is during the holidays when all the cool makeup holiday sets come out.  It also means that I look forward to the Sephora VIB sale each year and that is the time when I take part in my annual Sephora VIB Haul 2014.  Check out a few things that I hauled during this sale.  I’ll be sure to have details of each one coming soon to the blog and YouTube channel.  Not interested in reading?  Well click on the video below and watch directly on Youtube. lol

Sephora VIB Haul 2014

There were a few items on my list to grab from the get go and that was the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot collection and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette.  But after browsing Sephora I practically jumped for joy when I seen the Bite Beauty Lip Crayon Mini Collection of four… I am in love with these lippies and a few other goodies I had been wanting to try.  I also had my eyes on that Tarte set so it was in my radar while going through the site.

Check out my video embedded below, sit back & watch as I talk about each item or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

I hope to have reviews for most of the items up soon so that you can try to take advantage of them if you are purchasing for Holiday gifts.

Products hauled:

  • Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set and Travel Bag
  • Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Set
  • Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix
  • Bite Beauty Lip Love Kit
  • Too Faced Melted Kisses
  • Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil Duo
  • Bite Beauty Mix & Mingle Lip Mini Color Matte Cream Lip Crayon in Augbergine
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

For a few months now since the original sneak peaks were released, I have been anticipating the Lorac Mega Pro Palette going on sale.  I stayed up most of the night waiting for the release of the Lorac Mega Pro and was lucky to get me a palette off of their Amazon website.  It was shipped quickly and delivered within five days of my order which I thought was an absolute plus.  Not to mention it also arrived in tact considering I have been told that many of my friends received their Amazon orders damaged due to the packaging the palette was shipped in.  I was a bit bummed to hear that the product itself had sold out and that it would not be released again on Lorac’s site, but I’m not gonna lie… I’m happy that I got my hands on one.  This palette is literally turning into one of my favorites.

Lorac Mega Pro

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The Lorac Mega Pro retailed for $59.00 and comes with a total of 32 shades.  The palette itself is similar in look and feel of the Lorac Pro and Lorac Pro 2 but includes twice as much shades as the original two palettes released.  This palette includes a combination of matte and shimmer/metallic shades and a range of neutrals and a few pops of color that can compliment any eye look or makeup collection.

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Lorac Mega Pro

This palette includes a few shades that are in repeats from the Pro and Pro 2 palettes like White, Cream, Espresso, Black – four shades that they label “must-have basics”.  The other shades are 28 brand new exclusive shades to this palette.

Lorac Mega Pro

Just like Lorac Pro palettes 1 and 2 – the Mega Pro includes beautifully pigmented and buttery shades.  That’s one of the reasons they are some of my favorites.  The quality of each shadow is the same as you would expect and applying and blending the shades are a dream… easy and effortless.  I love eye shadows that are buttery because it makes blending a little easier and there is something about the Lorac Matte shades in these Pro palettes that are unexplained… they blend so easily without sticking – if that makes any sense.

Lorac Mega Pro

There is a mix of cool and warm tones through out the palette but what I love about this palette specifically is that range of warm tones and cool tones.  This would be a great palette for a makeup artist kit.  I also love that each shade name is labeled directly on the palette – so there is no guessing.  Mattes are on the top two rows, shimmer/metallic shades on the bottom two rows making it easy to work with.

Lorac Mega Pro

If you are not familiar with using any of the shades from either of the Lorac Pro palettes, I do want to warn you… the shimmer shades are super buttery which offer a softer texture than what most people are used to.  It can also give you quite a bit of fall out if you are not careful – so make sure to tap off your brush before applying to your eye lids.

My favorite shades through out the palette include:  Mulberry (matte), Dusty Plum (matte), Wisteria (matte), Cashmere (shimmer), Smokey Topaz (shimmer), Maroon (shimmer), though I’ll be honest and say choosing a few favorites was quite difficult.  If there was one shade I am not too keen about… it would be Lilac (matte) because I think it is just too light against my skin, though I still use it.

Overall I think this palette really impressed me as much as I knew it would.  As much as I love it, I’m a bit disappointed that it was not available longer or that there wasn’t a larger stock considering the hype this product received.  In all honesty, I think this palette would make a great part of the Lorac’s permanent line and it would be a great addition if they decided to make it such, that is my hope anyway.

Did you have the opportunity to get your hands on a Mega Pro?  If so – what are you thoughts?  If not, what Limited Edition palettes do you have your eyes on for the Holidays?

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I can’t believe that April has come and gone and I’m bummed to see it go… but looking forward to my eldest son going on Summer break soon.  This past month I splurged a little and picked up some things here and there and figured I would share them with all of you.  I hope to bring you all some swatches and posts and reviews of the products featured, so stay tuned for those. 🙂  If I have some time to post more photos of my haul goodies, I’ll be sure to leave the photos here.  So be sure to click on the video below to watch my Collective Beauty Haul for the month of April.

Sephora Haul

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March Ipsy Glam Bag - Destination Beauty

I have been subscribed to Ipsy now for about 3 years – since they were My Glam.  I took a break for about 6 months but have been really enjoyed the subscription now for the most part of the 3 years I have been signed up.  March’s Glam Bag is a very nice selection of products.  Included in this month’s bag I got the following items:

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Ipsy provides you with 4-5 deluxe/sample size goodies in each bag and in some cases you also get a full sized item (or two or more) in your bag.  I have received products from brands like Urban Decay, bareMineral, Juice Beauty, NYX. Pixi Beauty and so much more.  I have also had the opportunity to try out new brands I have only heard of and never tried before.  Ipsy is just $10 a month (cancel anytime) and shipping is included.  It is the one sample subscription I have had the longest.  I used to be with Birchbox, Julep, NewBeauty Test Tube, Glossybox and BeautyFix (which is now Dermstore Beauty Fix) and I cancelled all but Ipsy.  I just like the goodies I get every month and for just $10 a month, it’s pretty worth it.  I can’t wait to do an eye look using the BoraBora palette.

Overall I’m very pleased with the products in this months bag.  Considering I got at least one full size product (Bora Bora Quad – $16.00) that already paid for the entire bag itself.  Ipsy bags can be a miss for me from time to time, but I am usually very pleased with what I receive each month.

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Do You have Ipsy?  What did you get this month?  I hope you enjoyed my March Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal for the Destination Beauty Glam Bag.

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Last year, Milani rolled out 4 Limited Edition Rose Powder blushes (Coming Up Roses).  I was so excited about them, I asked my husband if I could get them and he ordered all 4 for me through Milani’s website – which sold out within 24 hours of it’s release online.  The Coming Up Roses collection included three matte blushes and one shimmer in gorgeous wearable shades.  It sold out instantly in Drug stores when it was released and I know many that wished they could get their hands on it before they were gone.  These blushes were some of my favorites for 2013 that it made my Best of Beauty products for the year.  Because I enjoyed them so much – I was completely ecstatic when I found out from Milani that they were releasing them again this year – but this time around, they had four new shades.Milani Rose Powder Blushes 2014This year’s new release includes four new shades that are matte.  These shades are a little more daring that those in last year’s collection and very pigmented.  The shades included:  05 Coral Cove, 06 Lady Rouge, 07 Love Potion, 08 Tea Rose.  They retail for $7.99 on Milanicosmetics.com and should be available at select Walgreens stores soon – if they are not available already.   Just like last year – this year’s collection includes 0.60 oz / 17g per blush, but unlike last year – all the shades are completely matte.

Check out my video review embedded below or watch it directly on YouTube here.

05 Coral Cove Milani Rose Blush

05 Coral Cove is a beautiful coral/orange shade that will be awesome for the Spring and Summer months for those beachy looks.  This blush is super pigmented, so a little goes a long way and you want to take your time building up the shade.  For those of you with medium / dark skin tones – I like that this shade will show up nicely and still provide a great punch of color.  If you have lighter skin tones – this will also make an awesome selection for you.

06 Lady Rouge Milani Rose Powder Blush06 Lady Rouge is a gorgeous deep shade.  I think if you are dark skinned or medium skin toned, this shade would be perfect for you.  It’s a reddish-orange with deep pigmentation.  A little goes a long way with this product and because it is so pigmented, if you are light skinned, I suggest that you use a stippling brush to apply.  Tap off the excess from your brush before swiping on your face and build up the color instead of applying a lot at one time.

07 Love Potion - Milani Rose Powder Blush07 Love Potion is probably one of the boldest shades out of the four.  This shade is a hot pink / almost magenta shade that reminds me of a pink fruit punch.  Like all the others – this blush is very pigmented and a little goes a long way.  For those of you that are medium / dark skin toned, this shade works really nicely and is very visible and gorgeous against deeper skin tones.  If you have lighter skin, this shade will be equally gorgeous, but be sure to take your time building up the color.

08 Tea Rose - Milani Rose Powder Blush08 Tea Rose is a beautiful rose hued pink and probably the most wearable out of the bunch.  Like the other three, it is super pigmented but definitely a blush I think anyone of any skin tone could add to their collection.  If you could only choose one out of the whole collection and are looking for a blush you want to be able to wear often, I think this would be the shade for you.

Swatches of the Milani Rose Powder Blushes 2014Overall – I think these blushes are gorgeous, but as I discuss in my video here, they can be a bit patchy to work with.  After using them a few times (like last year’s edition) the patchy problem is not prominent but it is something you may have to work on at first.  While each color is super pigmented as you can see from the swatches, they can lend for a powdery consistency and will require you to blend out appropriately for the look you want to achieve.  I noticed that by using a stippling brush for application that it applied nicely and the color was distributed evenly.  Since there is that gorgeous rose embossing in the blush – I think some of that may be the reason for the patchy application.  It takes a little finesse and if you are willing to take the time, I think it would be well worth it.  If you are interested in these simply for collecting, I know they will be an awesome addition to your collection – but I use my blushes from last year often, so after using them a while – I’m sure they will become favorites.

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I did rate them a 3.8 – 4.0 on the Sparkle Scale.  That is a fairly medium rating considering I do love them a lot.  The reasoning behind that is because as I mentioned, I love them and don’t mind the work of building up the color slowly for the proper color payoff or taking my time to deal with the patchy color you can get when you first start using the blushes.  Those are things I will easily get past and I’m not worried about them.  However, you are only able to pick up one type of blush, looking for great color pay off and don’t want the hassle, I suggest the new Milani Matte Baked Blushes.  I have a review on those which you can find here.  If you want to get at least one Rose Blush and looking for something wearable – Tea Rose would be an awesome choice.

Overall – I think that these are beautiful, a great statement to any collection and highly pigmented.  These blushes are still available at milanicosmetics.com – so check them out if you are interested or find them at select Walgreens stores in March.  Remember, these are Limited Edition – so once they sell out, they’re gone.

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Yay… I had the awesome opportunity to get my second ever Voxbox from Influenster.  I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t completely excited for it – because in the past the box took over a month to arrive and there was two instances I was approved for Boxes and it turned out that since I lived in Hawaii – I couldn’t get any.  I’m glad that they have improved on their qualifications over the last few years (I originally signed up in 2011) so I have the opportunity to part-take in the fun.

Influenster J'Adore Voxbox

This month’s box was super exciting for me.  The J’Adore box is a little Valentine from Influenster to me.  It includes a bunch of fun goodies to share with my loved ones and to enjoy on my own.  Check out my video reveal (embedded below) or watch directly on YouTube here.

Contents of the box included:

Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask –  $9.39

  • I have used this product once and so far I am liking it.  It hasn’t dried out my very sensitive skin yet.

Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates – $5.29

  • Of course, who doesn’t love Hershey’s Kisses.  Myself, Husband and sons have enjoyed these goodies.

Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray – $9.99

  • I haven’t had the opportunity to use this product yet – but I will be using it this week and will post follow up photos and mini review.

KISS Looks So Natural Lashes – $3.99

  • I am a huge fan of KISS Lashes, they are some of my favorites.  I haven’t used these yet, but I will be sure to share when I do.

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas – $4.49 for a carton of 20 tea bags

  • So yummy and delicious.  I love these teas and will be picking up the box at my local grocery soon.

Vaseline Men Spray Lotion (select influensters received this to share with their husbands) – $7.99

  • My hubby has had an odd schedule this week, but on his next day off… it’s time to indulge in some chocolates and some lotion.  I’ll be sure to post the deets when we try it and how he likes it.

So far I am loving the goodies in this voxbox and I’m super thankful that I was included in this one – it has been a year since my last box.  I’ll be posting updates and details on the products as I have the chance to use them and try them out.  Did you get a Voxbox lately?  What are your thoughts on what you received?  Do you know what Influenster is and do you have an account?  If not – let me know and I’ll invite you if you are not taking part in it yet. 🙂

As many know, I am a huge supporter and addict of The Body Shop’s products.  Their Special Edition Blueberry Body Butter is no exception and I am absolutely loving how they make my body feel and how awesome they smell.  I wanted to introduce you to the new Blueberry goodies that was just released on January 27th – check out The Body Shop’s Facebook Page for all the details on how you can get a discount on this line.

The Body Shop Blueberry Body Butter

 

I also did a write up on Beauty Stat for the new Blueberry goodies.  Be sure to check it out here:  http://bit.ly/1mSVGuW.  I have photos of all the goodies and you can pick and choose which ones you love best.  Also – don’t forget to check out my Video reveal which you can find here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d4odnQh2OM and see all the product live as I go through each one with you.  The video is also embedded below.

Do you know that the Body Shop sells a jar of body butter every two seconds?  I believe it!  As a big supporter and lover of their products, I make an order about once a month and I am always happy with what they offer.  Check it all out!  Have you tried The Body Shop’s products before?  What are your favorites?

I can’t believe it is Friday already…. seriously, where did the week go?  It’s been so busy on my end, even with Veteran’s Day off that I couldn’t believe Friday was here already.  I have a range of favorites from Foodie loves to Makeup so check out this week’s Friday Favorites and tell me what you think.  Have a wonderful weekend love and watch the video below 😉 xo