Who doesn’t love sampling beauty products? Well, there is a new beauty box on the scene aptly called Beauty Box 5. For $12 a month you get a little box in the mail filled with 5 fun products to try. It is very similar to Birchbox that I wrote about here. A girl can never have too many products to try, right? Thank you to the lovely girls at BB5 for sending me a box of goodies to review. Here’s what I got:
1) Be a Bombshell lipgloss: I loved the creamy texture, non-stickyness and full size tube. The applicator tip was nice and soft. My only dislike was the color but one of my friends will be thrilled. Pay it forward!
2) Model Co black eyeliner pencil: I really love this pencil. It wasn’t too hard or too soft but just right. My favorite thing about it is the end cap has a built in sharpener on it for perfect precision lining every time.
3) Jean Pierre blotting papers: Does anyone have a favorite blotting paper? To me they are all the same and most of the time I end up using a toilet seat liner anyway. (my big tip of the day) However, I do really like the streamline packaging of these and when you run out of the blotting papers you can use it to store business cards. They fit!
4&5) Cool Way shampoo and conditioner: The first thing I noticed was the smell. That is how most women pick their hair products. Smell first, how it performs second. In this case, I was not into the smell. It was too sweet, like candy. I know that would appeal to a lot of other people though. I do like that they are sulfate-free and they left my bleached hair silky and soft.
What I really enjoyed about BB5 is that I was introduced to new beauty brands that I had not yet heard of. We all get caught up in using the same “go to” things and it is refreshing to try something new every once in awhile!
December is now upon us and you know what that means?! Bring on the parties!! You can’t show up empty handed, so I have put together a little collection of some fun and inexpensive hostess gift ideas. Cheers to a holiday season full of love, fun, family, friends and giving!
This year were aren’t hosting Thanksgiving, but if we were this is what I would like to adorn my table with. I love the mix of modern and organic with a touch of whimsey. I have so much to be thankful for and am excited to spend time with family and friends this holiday season. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and for fueling my passion.
An amazing shot of a mountain lion in the Hollywood Hills by Steve Winter.
Joel Sartore takes incredible animal portraits and this one help keep this little guy from extinction.
I love this picture of a domesticated fox in Russia by Vincent J Musi.
This is a beautiful shot by Paul Nicklen. The bear looks so peaceful.
Why is photography so powerful? It encourages us to look more closely at the world around us. It reminds us that the world isn’t just what we see with our own eyes but it is also what others see with theirs.
The Annenberg Space for Photography has done it again with another outstanding exhibit. I had the pleasure of seeing The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years over the weekend. Did you know National Geographic was started in 1888? I didn’t either. Wow. This latest exhibit explores the world, nature and humanity through the most fascinating images and video.
“For 125 years now, National Geographic has been a place where art and insight and a deep cultural understanding come together – a place where we can be astonished and inspired by the world all around us. I can’t think of a greater partner for the Annenberg Space for Photography – or a greater model of what photojournalism can achieve. Especially at a time when print journalism is under siege, I’m thrilled that we’ll be able to showcase so many powerful, profound images from the pages of National Geographic. I’m delighted that the exhibit will be as cutting-edge and as multi-media-savvy as both of our institutions strive to be. Above all, I’m proud to join with National Geographic in celebrating this simple principle: that we are all stewards of this remarkable planet,” says Wallis Annenberg,
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation.
This exhibit is running through April 27th in LA and is FREE!
Lady Gaga rode in on a white “man horse”. It was fabulous and she looked soft and beautiful. She is the 2014 face of Versace and is totally morphing into a little Donatella.
Oh Ke$ha, all cleaned up and looking gorgeous. I love the dress and pastel hair.
Christina Auigelara looks simply stunning in this white dress.
Random, I thought Kendall and Kylie Jenner looked gorgeous and perfect for the AMA’s and I was thrilled to see Taylor Swift looking a bit edgier. She pulled this look off flawlessly. I have said it before and I will say it again, I love her enthusiasm at award shows. Always dancing in her seat!
The 2013 AMA”s were good, the performances were strong and no one did anything crazy. The night opened with Katy Perry dressed as a gesha in a scene that was visually stunning, but she bores me. The highlight of the evening for me was Rihanna. She was so strong, passionate and powerful. It really moved me. My worst dressed was R Kelly in his drop crotch leather pants that he wore when he performed with Lady Gaga. They were so ugly and ridiculous. I find him to be completely insane and I am not even sure why he is “back” in the music scene. Maybe he paid Lady Gaga to save him? That pretty much sums it up for me. What were your faves and dislikes?