Friday, May 22, 2015

Pack a Hat! from Cappelli Straworld

I was super excited when I was contacted about trying out one of these Cappelli Straworld Pack-A-Hats!  I've been looking for a fun floppy hat for the summer.  

This one comes in it's own convenient little bag that you can easily fold the hat into.  It's also big enough that you still have enough room for other things (cell phone, keys, etc.).  It comes in 5 different colors: Black, Natural, Toast, Royal, and White.  And it's only $25!  You know me, I love a good bargain.

Another great thing about this hat is that it offers protection from the sun for your face.  Now that I have hit the dreaded 30s, I have been more aware of my skin health (what took me so long!?!),  Not only is this hat fashionable but it has a UPF 50+ rating, and with May being melanoma awareness time now is the perfect time to get one.  

This hat is very light-weight which is very nice when you carrying an already heavy beach bag.  The only con to that (which I found out while taking these photos) is that it tries to fly away. LOL!  I'm pretty sure it would be that way with any hat though.

Are you interested in buying the Cappelli Straworld Pack a Hat!?  Click here to purchase!

**I was given this Cappelli Straword Pack-A-Hat! for free in exchange for an honest review, but as always, all opinions are my own.**

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Birchbox & Ipsy

This is my second month receiving both Birchbox and ipsy and I still can't decide which one I like better!  I like half of the products in one and half of the other, just like last time!  Here's what I got this month:


Benefit Lollibalm  |  Full size $18
I really like this tinted lip balm.  It had just a slight tint to it and moisturized my lips instead of drying them out like other lipcolors.  It does have a bit of a scent to it that I wasn't a fan of but it wasn't strong.

CoTZ Flawless Complexion SPF 50  |  Full size $20
This was thicker than I expected it to be and covered pretty good but left my face feeling a little greasy.  I did like that it has sunscreen in it too.  I'm trying to be a little bit better about applying sunscreen now that I'm older.

Harvey Prince Yogini  |  Full size $26-55
I wasn't too crazy about the scent of this one.  It was a little too strong for me.  But I loved the Harvey Prince "Hello" scent that I received last month so I didn't mind getting this one to try.

Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment  |  Full size $40
This was a really nice product for me.  It has been raining a lot around here so my hair has been frizzy.  This helped with the frizz without weighing down my hair.  It's a bit pricey at full price though so I probably wouldn't buy the fullsize

TokyoMilk by Margot Elena Bon Bon Shea Butter Rich Lotion  |  Full size $20
I LOVE the smell of this lotion.  It moisturized my hands really nicely too.  I will probably buy the full size one when I run out of the travel size.


Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray
This had a really pretty smell and I am very happy with it so far.  It made my hair so soft and helped with my frizz.  Definitely a fan!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil + BONUS Revolution High-Color Lipgloss
This was my first time using a Urban Decay lip product.  I like the pink color they sent me but the dark purple was a little bit "much" for me, I think.  I enjoyed trying it tho!  The primer really semmed to help it stay in place too

BelláPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil
I was a bit disappointed with this one.  It went on really thick and ended up flakey in my eyelashes.  The tip came to me broken too, so I was a bit disappointed with that.

AMIE Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturizer
If I'm being honest, I didn't really see or feel a difference after using this product.  I was hoping it would make my face really soft and it didn't really, bummer!

Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush 205's a brush. lol!  I wasn't too excited to receive this in my bag.  I feel like I could buy a brush anywhere and it doesn't really make a difference which one I use

If you would like to try Birchbox, I would love it if you used my referral link, it's only $10 a month.  Ipsy is also $10 a month and if you think you would rather try that one, this is my referral link for that one.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015



Feeling I'm typing this I still haven't finished my first cup o caffeine.  So if I seem delirious....sorry!

Reading If You're Not the One by Jemma Forte, it's about a woman who is not happy with her current path in life, when she is injured in an accident that leaves her in a coma.  While in the coma she is given the opportunity to see how her life might have been different if she had chosen a different path.  I just started it this morning and am enjoying it so far.  I've read a lot of books lately that have started strong but lost it halfway through so I'm hoping this won't be one of those.

Watching nothing at this exact moment but I got to watch the season finale of The Blacklist last night!  So good!  I don't know how I'm going to wait 4 months for the new season!  I'm not a patient girl. lol

Writing a billion emails and comments on other blogs.  I have a lot of catching up to do since my vacation!

Listening to my daughter sing song from Strawberry Shortcake to one of her stuffed animals.  She's the cutest, I can't handle it!

Wanting to get out to a pool sometime soon.  I love laying around soaking up the sun when it's nice out.  The wave pool near us opens this coming weekend so I may have to make some plans with my girls to go very soon.

Needing motivation to catch up!  I only left for a long weekend but I can't believe how behind I got with things!  It doesn't help that my brain is still in vacation mode either. lol

Hoping we have a nice weekend so we can have some people over for memorial day.  Right now the weather says it's not going to rain but you never know!

What have you been up to lately?

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