I’m in the process of rearranging my lip products, particularly lip glosses and lipstick (any form), and I’m curious to see how my fellow bloggers/readers do this. I currently have them spread out between a few acrylic organizers, and a few accumulated in one of my dresser drawers. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Note: To clarify, I’m referring to “packaging” as the box/container that the item originally comes in when you purchase it. Hope that helps.
Hi there! I’ve been out of the posting loop for quite some time now. Within the past month or so, I’ve been helping to ready both myself and my friends for our trip to SDCC this past weekend. The stress from preparation made me not want to focus on anything else, but I’m happy to say that this has been one of the more chill times I’ve had at the event. I can’t wait to share my experience with you within the coming week (I only say that because I still need to get settled with unpacking, catching up on sleep, etc. Who knows, it might be sooner. ). Until then, hope y’all are doing well. I still check up on your posts occasionally. 😀
I felt like June passed by way too quickly. That said, we’re only weeks away from SDCC. One of my sources has some great info for first time attendees.
Today we are 2 1/2 weeks away from Comic-Con! If you’ve never been to SDCC- this convention is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. The planning and preparation is next level- especially if you want to maximize every moment. Walking into Comic-Con without a battle plan will only lead to catastrophic results. The next few weeks […]
Last month, I received the opportunity to attend the VIP Origins A Perfect World Launch Party in San Francisco. I also received samples of their best selling items to try for free, compliments of Influenster.
High Potency Night-a mins – An overnight renewal cream that boosts skin’s radiance.
Ginzing Moisturizer – Light weight and oil free, this is said to instantly hydrate and increase radiance.
Ginzing Eye Cream – This refreshing eye cream brightens, de-puffs, and reduces dark circles. Already a fan because I’ve received a sample of this in the past. Love it!
Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Mask – The formula of this mask is made to clear pores and dissolve impurities. Used this on my forehead and it felt smoother the next day.
Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash – A gentle cleanser for all skin types.
So far I’ve only used 2 of the 5 products with the box, but I’m content that the remainder won’t disappoint.
The My Perfect World Event was held at the Origins location at Westfield San Francisco Centre. Mini facials and a tea leaf reader where on hand for attendees (mainly by appointment, which I unfortunately wasn’t able to make). They also had refreshments and the A Perfect World line available to test out and purchase.
Event attendees waited patiently to check out the new collection.
Customized cupcakes from Kara’s
The line is formulated to help “defend body skin against environmental aggressors” and all the products contain antioxidants and White Tea. I took a sample of the Intensely Hydrating Body Cream because it smelled amazing. Other products to note are their Age- Defense Moisturizer (with SPF 40) and Age-Defense Eye Cream (with SPF 20), which are the company’s products with the highest SPF levels to date.
My mini sample of the body cream next to the full size container.
The line ranges in price from $24.50 to $44.00 (USD). Will you be checking this out? If you’re a fan of Origins, I’d love to know what your favorite product(s) are from the brand.
Pepsi has released a new flavor in time for summer. Fire is a cinnamon flavored cola, which will most likely give your taste buds a kick. 7-Eleven has released this flavor in Slurpee form, so if you feel a bit daring, go check it out.
Every day until July 16, you can enter online to win prizes from Pepsi. Some of the prizes include Nintendo Switch consoles and trips to either the CMT Awards, a Conan Show taping, Lollapalooza, and yes SDCC. The prize for SDCC includes airfare for 2, a 2-night hotel stay, and 2 badges to the convention. Per the sweepstakes’ official rules, this will be given out specifically on June 5thand June 19th. 5 entries will be chosen for each date, making a total of 10 winners. Only US residents 13 years and older are eligible.
If you’re a Snapchat user, look for specially marked Pepsi products, snap the code to receive either a filter, lens, or game, and follow the instructions on the sweepstakes website to complete and submit an entry.
For most of my young adult life, I’ve suffered from mild bouts of acne. Much of my breakouts would occur during “that time of the month”. Darn hormones! Late last year, my chin broke out the most, and it took longer than usual for that area to clear up. By then I figured it was time to look into something other than an over the counter regimen. I’ve tried out a few things in the past; some worked and others not so much. Then I saw a person I followed on Instagram post about Curology. They had a similar issue to what I had with acne, so being the curious person I usually am, I checked out the site.
How does Curology work?
There are a few steps to take prior to being introduced to the product:
Take a medical questionnaire. Results of this will be sent to a healthcare provider who you will be able to communicate with during the course of your treatment.
Upload photos of your face for your provider to examine. Based on your answers in the questionnaire, your your provider will prescribe your treatment. Once it’s confirmed, your product will ship.
Your treatment can be changed at any time. Just request another consultation with your provider. Formulations usually include 3 out of the following ingredients:
Trentinoin (strength level will be determined by your provider)
Plans start at $19.99/month and your treatment can either be received monthly or every 2 months. The bottle sizes differ depending on the plan you choose.
Love the simple packaging. Although I would stress to watch out with handling the cover because it tends to crack easily if you’re careless with it. The bottles are shipped with instructions on how to use the product. They are also labeled in the back with your customized prescription and an expiration date.
This is what you’ll receive with your shipment.
Prescription information on the back label. This also includes your name and the name of your provider.
This has worked very well for my face within the past 8 months. However, I do have to confess that I’ve been inconsistent with it. Surely my face would probably look even better than it does now if I used it regularly.
Before (Sept 2016)
Currently (May 2017)
I took the before photo in my bathroom and the current one outside. I’m bare faced in both with the exception of the lip color for the right. The lighting is drastically different between the 2, but it’s still easy to see that my chin has cleared up nicely.
If you’re interested in checking out Curology, you can do so by clicking here for a free trial. The process involves the same steps as mentioned above, except you only have to pay shipping for a month’s supply of product. After that, you can either cancel or continue treatment with the plan of your choice. I’d love to extend this invite to others outside of the US, but unfortunately they do not ship internationally. They are considering an expansion, so you’ll definitely hear from me if/when that happens.