Sunday, July 8, 2012

Glossybox: June 2012.

The ladies at Glossybox USA kindly sent me their June 2012 box, which i received just yesterday.  The theme of this past month's box is "Summer Simplicity", which is all about restoring your natural beauty and letting it shine through this summer.  I am really with this idea and agree that less is more during the summertime.  Futzing with makeup and hair can be time consuming and especially during the hot and humid summer months, isn't always worth it as they can easily get ruined.

I was blown away by the first Glossybox i received (review here), so i was excited to see what this box had in store.  I love the variety of products this box had - everything from a hair treatment to shave cream.  Although they're not all full-size products (the last box featured five full-size products and a deluxe sample), i still appreciate the deluxe-size samples i received.  The brands featured in this box are also familiar to me, so i'm looking forward to trying out the different products these brands have to offer.

I can see myself using all of these products up, which is not a common feeling for me to have!  I'm super excited to dig in and start testing them all out.

BeautyAddicts Show-OFF Mascara: I've tried this mascara once so far and based off the first use, it is one of my favorite mascaras that i have tried.  The formula is really lush, and the brush is a massive and curved.  It's super black and creates really voluminous lashes!  Of course i will give this more tries, but so far i'm really impressed.

First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream: I've tried a body wash from this brand before and really enjoyed it, but that is the extent of my exploration of this brand.  I've never tried a shaving cream out of a tube like this, so i think it will be interesting to see how it goes!

Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream: Full-size versions of products like these can run in the $100 range, so to receive a decent size sample of this is pretty awesome.  My skin is super sensitive to testing out new products and i break out very easily, but i think i will try this out anyway!

Shea Terra Organics Ultimate Moisturizing Treatment: This product's description had me at "organic" and "shea butter".  I'm always looking for that miracle lotion that can cure my dry skin and i've never tried out this brand before, so i'm looking forward to trying it out.

Wella Professionals Enrich Moisturizing Treatment: Having ridiculously long hair, moisturizing and treating my hair is a necessity to maintain it looking and feeling healthy.  I haven't tried out too many moisturizing treatments, so this will definitely be a treat.

Sample of A Perfume Organic's "Urban Organic":  This was the little extra in my box this month, it's meant to be a fresh & citric scent - sounds perfect for summer!

This month's Glossybox also came with a hard copy of the brand new GlossyMag.  GlossyMag discusses trends and news in the beauty world, and features different brands and products to go along with them.  It's lovely to flick through and discover these new trends and products.  GlossyBox will also be launching GlossyMag online.


As my second Glossybox, i was very pleased with the deluxe samples i received.  I have yet to try many of them out, but they all look very promising.  I love the variety of types of products, from hair to skincare to fragrance.  The types of products i received even vary from the April box i received, which is really impressive.  Not only is the idea of Glossybox lovely, but it is executed really well.  Who doesn't want to receive a little box full of gorgeous goodies once a month?  I'm really looking forward to the months to come!  Look out for some possible mini reviews or features with these products. :)

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I received this Glossybox for consideration.  I am not affiliated with Glossybox, nor am i getting paid.  And as always, these are my honest, genuine opinions!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

photo diary 03

May 24 - June 13
Last week of school, graduation, first week of freedom, first week of work.  Yep, that's been my life lately.
But i've also been going to shows (saw Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros again when they came to town!), taking a lot of photos on my Fujifilm Instax, eating pancakes at Denny's in the wee hours of the morning and watching the sunrise at the lake with friends, writing in my Moleskine, going on adventures, drinking cheap drinks, cuddling with cats, and listening to new music.
It's weird and overwhelming starting a new job.  So much pressure and bolting around the immense store for long periods of time.  Just waiting for that first paycheck.  Sigh.  I miss my friends.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Soaking up the sun.

top, shorts, & sunglasses - H&M / shoes - Wet Seal (last year) / bag - thrifted

Lately, i've felt a bit of cabin fever and have been longing to go on little adventures.  There are some woods just a two minute walk from my house, so today i decided to break out the ol' Canon and throw on some sunnies and go for a bit of a walk.  The weather was gorgeous and it was refreshing to get some fresh air.
I've been wanting to go out and take pictures lately.  Going out and snapping photos, and then coming home and going through them with a tall glass of lemonade makes me utterly happy.  It's the little things in life. :)

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gina in brighton.
old fashion
Just wanted to say a quick thank you to all of those who read and commented on my last blog post, i was definitely not expecting that much of response!  So thank you, and i hope i spread a little bit of positivity to you all as you did to me. :)
And a little update: I just got a new job at an arts & crafts store and i start next week!  I'm a bit nervous to be honest since it's a little bit of unfamiliar territory, being a bigger corporation than my last job, and i also haven't work in about two months.  So wish me luck. <3
On a side note, how do we all feel about the Miley + Liam engagement?!  I actually adore them together and i hope their relationship has a bit more longevity than every other in Hollywood.  Dream: Marry Chris Hemsworth and be best friends with Miley. ;)
Hope you're all having lovely thursdays.

Currently on repeat: Video Games by Lana Del Rey