Saturday, November 29, 2014

Adovia 100% Natural Sulfur Soap Review!

Tonight I'm reviewing like the best soap for my face I've ever ever used. Hands down. First, I love Adovia. I've tried lots of their skincare products, and I've never ever found anything I didn't like. This Sulfur soap is great.

Typically, I don't use soaps for my face that come in the form of a bar, however I tried this one and it's excellent. It leaves my face feeling cleaner than any other soap, literally ANY OTHER soap, I've ever used in my life, and dried up any acne I had within days. My husband and I both have been using this soap for a few weeks now, and we have both seen great results. It doesn't leave your skin dry and needing moisturizer either, like most bar soaps. I find I don't even really need to necessarily use one. You just feel... Clean. It's great!

A note about the product: This soap is made for people who have acne and oily skin and is not recommended for anyone with dry, sensitive skin. I did notice that it's an oil killer, so if you have dry skin I imagine it would cause some serious peeling. I've used it on my face, however you can use it on your body as well. I bet it would really help with body acne too!

If you suffer from acne and excess oil on your face, I definitely recommend you check this one out! CLICK HERE to find more information!

Xx Ashley C.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Julep Black Friday Deal!!!

So this year, Julep apparently is bringing back their $1 polish deal for Black Friday!! There are five $1 polishes to choose from, so head on over and check out what they've got!!! They have tons of great Black Friday deals on the site right now, so if you're thinking about trying Julep and never have before, now is the time!! :D OR if you are just addicted to Julep, and want to add a color you've never tried before to your collection, there's that too!
*This offer lasts through the weekend and ends 11/30 at 11:59 PST.

Black Friday $1 Polish
Use code "ONE" at checkout to get one for a dollar!

Here's the polishes they have included in this offer:
My person favorite is Alex. I don't have that one, and I LOVE purple glitter anything! It looks great!
As for the other item you pick to get your soon to be polished hands on a $1 polish, I personally recommend picking up THIS:
Gem Collection 2014 Pre-Order

Happy Shopping!
Xx Ashley C.

Glossy Box Black Friday Deal!!!

Hey you guys!!! I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday!! :) Mine started out pretty lame, but ended up being pretty fabulous later on in the evening.

So I found this deal online earlier that I feel 100% obligated to share with you guys really quickly because I'm SUPER excited about it!! :) Right now, and I don't know how long it's going on for, but Glossy Box, a beauty subscription box that's usually $21 a month, is offering your first month for only $1!!! :) YES that includes shipping!! I immediately signed up when I saw it, since they allow you to pay with paypal, you just use code "Thanks" at checkout, and wham! There you go! :D

So If anyone wants to sign up, please use my referral link HERE! I can't wait to get my first box and review it on here! It's been months since I've gotten any kind of beauty subscription box! WOOHOO! YAY Black Friday! :) :)
More posts later today! I've got tons to catch up on with Tomoson being down yesterday!

Xx Ashley C.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dr. Song 50% Lactic Acid Face Peel Review!

Hi everyone!! :) Today I am bringing you a review of an AWESOME new face peel that I've been testing out! It's a 50% Lactic Acid Peel from Dr. Song. If you're new to peels, then this is a great one for you to try since Lactic acid peels are gentler than some of the others.
Here's a photo for your viewing pleasure:

I've reviewed a few things from Dr. Song in the past which were all excellent, and this is no exception. I am in LOVE with this peel! I'm using it about once a week and it makes my skin look wonderful and I am really starting to see some serious improvement in my complexion. It's like a facial in a bottle and makes my face so, so soft. Apparently, peels can improve not only dark spots on your skin, but also some types of acne and wrinkles as well. I actually have noticed an improvement in my acne issue too... Now that I think about it.

Basically to use this product you clean and tone your face, and apply a thin layer all over your face making sure to avoid you eyes, nose, and mouth of course. I'm going to be honest with you the first time I used it, I didn't really see any results, but the second time my face felt wonderful! It also burns, like pretty bad... but pain is a personal thing, so you be the judge. I can only leave it on about 1 minute maximum but I want to try and work it up a little bit more. :)

Xx Ashley C.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Blush Box 1 Year Subscription Giveaway Info!

Hello, Hello!!
Before I get back to the massive list of reviews I have to do, I want to tell you guys about an AWESOME giveaway that BlushBox has going on right now!! For those of you who aren't familiar with BlushBox, it's a quarterly subscription service that delivers you a mystery box filled with sexy, adult surprises customized for every season. I've been an affiliate for awhile now, and these boxes always look great!


Now, and for the next 19 hours on 11/21, they're giving you a chance to enter to win a 1 year subscription completely for free!!

Make sure and check them out and enter to win you guys! This is a great prize and a $252 value! It would make an awesome gift for the holidays too! I will have a review of their box up probably within the next few weeks!!! 

Enter to win a 1-Year Subscription to BlushBox HERE!
Get Sexy. Get BlushBox.
Good luck!
Xx Ashley C.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Julep Friends & Family Sale!!

SOO I have a SUPER awesome deal for you guys today! It's pretty rare that I do posts outside of the steals and deals page for just sales, but this one is really too great not to post about and I don't want anyone to miss out on it. in case you're wanting to try Julep for the first time, or are just looking for a cool new polish.

Friends and Family Sale
Right now through tomorrow, 11/16 at 11:59 PST, Julep is hosting a friends and family sale! Use code "SHOPEARLY" at checkout, and you can get 40% off of anything you want outside of maven boxes, savvy deals, and gift cards! AWESOME RIGHT?! The holidays are definitely the best time for Julep hoarding, and it's rare they offer this much off, so definitely JUMP ON IT QUICK before stuff starts selling out! Their holiday gift sets this year are excellent, and there's tons I want! Here's some link, and some of my favorite items they have right now for the holidays!! :)
Mini Lipstick Trio - Dancing - original price: $40.00
 (price with coupon: $14.40!)
Julep has FINALLY released more mini lipstick trios!! I have one of the original trios and I LOVE it. This set, "dancing", is comprised of three matte shades that are perfect for winter this year! Right now, it's already on sale for $24, and with coupon code "SHOPEARLY" you can pick it up for only $14.40 + Tax!  That's 64% off!

Rock Her Wish List - original price: $450.00
 (price with coupon: $134.40!)
HOLY MOLY. WHAT A SET!?! This is like the most amazing Julep set I've ever seen. This would be like, the PERFECT Christmas present. If my husband (or anyone for that matter) bought this for me I might very well pass out. It has a little bit of everything great released this year for Julep lovers. The original price may seem a bit steep, but you are getting:  Plie wand system (pliĆ© tool, dotting tool, striper brush, precision brush), Luxe Lip Conditioning treatment duo, Rockstar cream, solace spf, luxe hand cream, Nailed it (12 mini polishes from 2014), mighty nail & cuticle serum, Stargazer (5 mini eye gliders), Photogenic eyeshadow palette, Oxygen base & topcoat! Tons of stuff! Its on sale for $224, and with code "SHOPEARLY" you can snag it for $134.40!! 70% off!!!


This is one of my alltime favorite Julep items. I've gone through two bottles since it came out and LOVE it. Get it 40% off using code "SHOPEARLY" for $16.80! Worth every cent!
For the holidays this year Julep is bringing back their super popular New Neutrals mini set! If you're like me and missed out on this last time, this is an awesome offer! Get it for 67% off with code "SHOPEARLY" at only $18! 5 mini neutral polishes and a mini freedom topcoat! A great way to try out Julep for the first time!
So those are some pretty good gifts and sets that Julep currently is offering. As you can see, some of them are basically DOUBLE on sale, and you can get a pretty sweet deal! Don't miss out on this one!

Bubbly Box Welcome Gift

Happy Shopping! Xx Ashley C.

2014 Holiday
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mod Cloth 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!!!

**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

'Tis the season for gifting! And ModCloth wants to help you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list with their 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Shop using their handy categories, or check out presents inspired by trendsetting bloggers, including A Beautiful Mess, Oh Joy!, Girl with Curves. Utterly unique and endlessly fab.

Here's three of my favorite items from their 2014 holiday gift guide:
  • For the animal lovers (future cat lady over here): 
"Fetching, fierce, and forever adorable - thats how you describe these cute cat pumps! Available for purchase in November, this black, vegan faux-suede pair features ear details, an embroidered cat face, and sleek heels so you can pounce on countless opportunities for standout style."
OMG THESE are ADORABLE!!! I must have these! :D
  • Gifts $20 and under:

"You'll be the ranking skipper of style when youre seen waving from the deck in this darling scarf! Worn in a billowing bow around your neck, its white-on-black polka-dot print adds a nostalgic touch to any nautically inspired ensemble. Cinch this silky neck scarf over a pale yellow blouse with high-waisted shorts, a bounty of glittering brassy, and cork-soled wedges for a look that will make that armada of admirers seem to lose their sea legs!"
OMG! How cute is this scarf right now you guys?! AND it's only $7.99!? I have so many outfits this would look GREAT with. If anyone wants to buy me one for Christmas, feel free! LOL
  • Gifts for him:

"Some roll out the red carpet, others form a receiving line, but you welcome your most refined guests with this dashing mustache doormat! A brilliant alternative to the basic bristly design, this oversized black stache invites you to trim your handsome home in bold, gentlemanly style. Whether you're hosting a posh, black-tie dinner party or curling up to watch a classic silent comedy, this fun twist on a timeless fashion is sir to impress your hip and haute friends!"
I love mustaches, so technically this is for me too. BUT what guy wouldn't want a super awesome mustache doormat?!
So those are my top three. It was actually exceedingly difficult to choose just three because Modcloth has some AWESOME stuff for sale on their site right now. There's a million scarves I need, super cute dresses, quirky books, anything and everything anyone nerdy could dream of having. DEFINITELY check them out and take a peek at the holiday gift guide if you're having trouble picking out a gift for someone.
AND last but not least, if you love Modcloth, and you're on Shareasale, if you'd like to sign up to be an affiliate like me, you can CLICK THIS LINK, and apply! Every person you refer earns you $10 and they offer other random incentives to earn extra bonuses throughout the year! It's a great program! Tell you friends and use my link!!
Xx Ashley C.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thankful for Giveaways Giveaway Hop!!

Hi everyone!!! As I told you last week a few times, I have another giveaway for you guys!!!
I LOVE the holiday season, so I decided to do another one for Thanksgiving! The group I'm in Up All Night Blogging is hosting the Thankful for Giveaways Giveaway hop from today, 11/12/14 to 11/26/14 at 11:59 EST!!

I'm giving away two of my FAVORITE nail polishes!!! Green is my FAVORITE color so I picked two of my favorite greens! You will be entering for a chance to win Julep's Angela and Butter London's Squatter!! These are two great brands that I LOVE and use regularly, and hopefully you will love them too!! :) I'm also going to be throwing in random extras in your package like, beauty, skincare, and other random samples that I have.

This is currently open to the U.S. only and will run until 11:59 EST on 11/26!
I'll pick a winner on 11/27 and email you so make sure and enter a good email! You will have 24 hours to confirm, so I don't have to pick someone else, and I'll ship the next day! :)

Here's a picture of the polishes for your viewing pleasure, and GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

Happy almost Thanksgiving!!! Make sure and enter the other giveaways in the hop too! And if you like you can attend the twitter party, and have the chance to win EVEN MORE PRIZES! RSVP HERE!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Welcome to the Thankful For Giveaways Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops - so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all - there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!

Xx Ashley C.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Adovia Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer Review!

deAnother review tonight! YAY! I have about a million reviews to catch up on, I've been majorly slacking off since the contest last month, and have another giveaway hop coming up on 11/12 that I don't even know what I'm going to be giving away for yet!!!

The next review of the night is from a fabulous company called Adovia. I'm going to be reviewing their Anti-wrinkle moisturizing cream. I absolutely ADORE Adovia's products, and have tried quite a few of them. This one is no exception.

Here's a photo for your reference:
Adovia makes a bunch of super high quality skincare and haircare products. This moisturizer is AMAZING. First of all, it has a super wonderful scent to it that I LOVE. It smells kind of exactly like their shampoo and conditioner, and is best described as a spa-like, really clean, fresh, scent. I love it. This moisturizer makes my skin feel super super super soft and nice and tight. I like to use it at night after my shower rather than in the morning just because the scent is so heavy. While you can probably use it in the morning and under makeup, I like it mostly by itself after using their eyecream and some random serums.
To maximize the products effectiveness, this contains Vitamin C, collagen, dead sea minerals, and lactic acid to make your wrinkles stay gone long term. I've noticed a little bit of difference in my face since starting using this about a month ago. My disgusting crows feet that I was getting seem to be less noticeable for sure. It also contains seaweed and aloe vera to make you skin feel refreshed and younger! They say it will increase the firmness and vitality of your skin long term! I agree.
Definitely check this one out for yourself if you're in the market for a new moisturizer! This is a seriously great brand, guys.
For more information CLICK HERE.
Xx Ashley C.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Vivant Skincare 3 in 1 Mandelic Face Wash Review!

First up tonight, I want to bring you guys a review of this really awesome face wash that I've been using for a few weeks now. If you guys have read any of my recent post, you already know I've been dealing with some serious acne issues lately and have been basically trying anything and everything to get rid of it. My forehead looked like misery until I tried out this product from Vivant Skincare.
Here's a picture of their 3 in 1 Mandelic Acid Face Wash:

I always kind of assume all face washes are going to be the same. I was an avid Proactiv user for years until I ran out and was too poor to buy more of it. I really like this cleanser though. I had definitely never heard of whatever mandelic acid was, but like I said I'm open to trying to things and anything that will get rid of acne is okay with me.
A little info about the product:
This cleanser is made by the man who invented Retin A. I've used it before for some skin clearing, and it was a bit too strong for me, but it worked. I knew this was going to be high quality, but was a little scared. It's packed with all kinds of goodies like green tea extract, almonds, grapeseed, and honey extracts. Definitely not like the chemically proactiv I was used to using. It states that it works best for adult acne, because it has anti-viral, bacteria, and fungal properties. Win?! It's supposed to clear up dark spots by lifting the incorrect pigments from the skin, while also helping out your fine lines by making your skin product more collagen! Apparently Mandelic Acid is a gentler form of Alpha Hydroxy acid, and is great for hispanic, black, and Asian skin. While I am none of the above, it did a really great job clearing my acne, while not leaving my face too, too dry.
Since starting use of this product once a day about two weeks ago, I've seen significant improvement in the condition of my skin. I have significantly less acne, less dry skin, and it seems less splotchy overall. I really like it alot and will definitely continue use to see what else it can do for me, or if it can get rid of ever single zit on my face. :) I definitely recommend checking this one out if you're an adult who suffers from the occasional bout of acne. OH and you can also use it for body acne!
For more information, CLICK HERE.
Xx Ashley C.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The 5 Makeup Brushes That You Really Need!

The key to effortless makeup application lies in your brushes. I didn't really realize how vital they were to creating flawless makeup, until I went to this MAC seminar and learned about different ways to use them, and how to use them the right way. Here are my top 5 that I use literally EVERY time I do my makeup! I cannot live without them.

Beauty Blender

Rea.deeming Beauty, Inc. - beautyblender PURE blender (single) by Rea.deeming Beauty, Inc. BEAUTY

Before I got my first BeautyBlender, I just used regular foundation brushes. Let me tell you, this little sponge changed my entire routine. I was totally skeptical, but they are seriously awesome. The tapered end also eliminated the need for a concealer brush! I love it! You just wet it, squeeze it out, dot foundation/concealer to your face, and blend your way into flawless foundation and a perfect looking complexion. My favorite thing about it is that since you use it wet, it doesn't leave your face looking all cakey and gross.
Rea.deeming Beauty, Inc. - beautyblender PURE blender (single) by Rea.deeming Beauty, Inc. BEAUTY - $34.90, 4.99 shipping - Available at Marketplace

Make Up For Ever - Professional Angled Eyeliner Brush #262Make Up For Ever - Professional Angled Eyeliner Brush #262 Straight

If you're like me and use gel/cream eyeliner on the regular, a brush similar to this one is key for perfect eyeliner. I've tried all kinds of different liner brushes over the years, but these angled ones are the only ones that make a perfect, even line, and enable me to do winged liner, which I usually wear every day. Definitely check one out of you do winged liner like me. Sephora also has some affordable ones!

Make Up For Ever - Professional Angled Eyeliner Brush #262 Straight - $22.00, 5.48 shipping - Available at Marketplace

MAC Cosmetics - Brushes - #217 Blending Brush

MAC Cosmetics - Brushes - #217 Blending Brush (Eye) - -

Literally every time I do my eyeshadow I pull out my MAC 217 brush. It's nice and fluffy yet still rigid enough to get enough shadow on it for my crease. This is the best blending brush ever ever and works beautifully. MAC brushes are expensive but they last forever with proper care and are SO worth the price. You can use it for whatever blending you need done, but I typically use it only with darker colors in my crease.
You can also use this one to contour places that are smaller, like the sides of your nose. :)
MAC Cosmetics - Brushes - #217 Blending Brush (Eye) - - - $40.00, 4.99 shipping - Available at Marketplace

MAC Cosmetics - MAC 252 Large Shader Brush

MAC Cosmetics - MAC 252 Large Shader Brush

This is the brush I use every day for basic eyeshadow on my lid. It's nice and wide and flat, and makes it a breeze to really pack the shadow on. MAC shadow brushes are what I prefer, but I've found a few other cheaper alternatives with I don't want to screw up my nice ones. Any kind of large shader brush like this one is what I recommend for applying shadow to your lid.
MAC Cosmetics - MAC 252 Large Shader Brush - $21.99, 5.48 shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon
(6 reviews)

MAC Cosmetics - MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush

MAC Cosmetics - MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush

This is like the only brush I use for contouring. It's big, but not overly huge and fluffy and stuff has some rigidness so you can apply enough bronzer. Or maybe I just use too much? Who knows? :) Either way, I use this one every day!

MAC Cosmetics - MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush - $30.99, 5.48 shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon
(12 reviews)

So, yeah! Those are my go to brushes that I use literally every single time I do my makeup. Anyone have any favorites they'd like to share?! I'd love to hear them! I'm always open to trying new brushes! I've found a few good ones from Ipsy too. :)

Happy Wednesday!
Xx Ashley C.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links provided by Postpresso.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Yumi Beautiful Rosehip Oil Review!

Tonight I'm bringing you a review of a wonderful rose-hip seed oil I was given the chance to review from a company called Yumi Beautiful. I really love it alot, so read on if you're interested and see what you think!

A picture for your reference:

First off, so far from what I've tried, I really like this brand. AND I double like their packaging. Props to a company who has great packaging in my opinion. I think the pink accents are super cute, and so is the logo!

As for the product itself, here's a little bit of info:
This product is 100% certified organic! YAY! No nasty bits to go on my skin or hair. Rosehip oil is great for your skin and packed full of antioxidants, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. I love it as a moisturizer. While it is an oil, I don't find it overly oily and obnoxious like some oils seem to be. I can apply this to my face, anywhere that's dry, cuticles, or even a little in my hair, and if you just make sure to not use a massive amount, it will absorb SUPER fast and you won't have any icky residue!

Some of the main highlights of Rosehip seed oil are that it can drastically reduce your wrinkles and fine lines, fix discoloration of the skin (I have this one wicked sunspot under my eye that I need to try this on!), and it basically provides a ton of moisture to anywhere that needs some love while not leaving you greasy. Yumi Beautiful's Rosehip seed oil definitely hits all of these targets in my opinion.

Also, a good point to note is that you can drastically extend the shelf life of rosehip oil by putting it in the refrigerator. Which is cool, because I like using this product even more when it's cold! 

OH and it's pretty much unscented too, which is awesome for sensitive skin people like me! It kinds of just smells like.... a flower that doesn't have a scent.. or like Nature? That sounds weird but we will go with that.

If you'd like to find out more info about this product CLICK HERE
If you buy it, or have already tried it or another similar product, let me know what you think! I'm always open to new ways to use stuff and love comments! :)

Xx Ashley C.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Giveaway Winner!!!

Hi everyone! Sorry for my abscence lately, but I've been crazy busy starting a new job. I just wanted to write really quickly to announce my winner!!!


I will be emailing you tomorrow with details on how to redeem your prize!!

And thank you everyone for entering! I'm going to be doing another similar giveaway hope sometime this month too!!! :) :)

Xx Ashley C.