Monday, June 27, 2016

Hurraw! Lip Balm Review

Moon Balm - $4.29 

Moon Balm is supposed to be applied at night before you go to sleep. Some of the ingredients in this lip balm are Blue Chamomile,Vanilla, Peru Balsam, Avocado Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and Argan Oil. I love to use this lip balm at night. I like to drink Chamomile Tea and then put on this lip balm. It is a fabulous combination and I find it very calming and relaxing. 

Unscented* - $3.79 

The Hurraw! Unscented lip balm includes ingredients like Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E. This is a great basic lip balm. If you are not a fan of scented lip balm, or if you just want a basic unscented lip balm, this is fantastic. I like to use this lip balm or the Moon Balm at night. I save the other lip balms for daytime. 

Choc Mint* 

The owner of Hurraw! lip balm was kind enough to send me this flavor. I absolutely love it, but you cannot purchase it anymore. If you are interested in something similar, perhaps you can mix together their Mint lip balm and their Chocolate lip balm

Coconut - $3.79 

Some of the ingredients in this lip balm are Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil. Coconut is one of my favorite scents of all time!! This lip balm smells like an actual coconut. It is unbelievable! If you love coconut, you will absolutely love this lip balm! 

Vanilla Bean - $3.79 

This lip balm includes ingredients like Vanilla bean (from Madagascar) infused Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Vanilla Bean organic flavors. Vanilla is another scent that is one of my favorites of all time. I am addicted to this lip balm! It is a vanilla-lovers heaven. Words cannot really describe how amazing this lip balm smells. 

The Hurraw! lip balms are gluten-free, soy-free, shea-free, and cruelty-free. There is no petroleum, parabens, synthetic preservatives, or artificial colors. All of the lip balms have organic, vegan, and raw ingredients with natural scents and flavors. 

These lip balms are the most fabulous lip balms that I have ever tried! I can never live without them. They are creamy, buttery, and moisturizing. I am very picky about the consistency of lip balms. These are absolutely perfect! The application is very smooth. The Hurraw! lip balms definitely do not have a fake smell. The Coconut lip balm smells like coconut. The Vanilla Bean lip balm smells like vanilla beans. It is amazing! 

Hurraw! has 24 different lip balms (not enough, might I add ;D). Although I have only tried five, I definitely plan to try more! Some of their other flavors are Black Cherry, Almond, Grapefruit, Coffee Bean, and Papaya Pineapple. If you have not tried Hurraw! lip balms, you need to! They are a life-changer. Check out the website here

Saturday, June 11, 2016

My Liebster Award!

I was nominated for a Liebster Award!! AHHHHHHH! I have literally been waiting for this moment since I started my blog 2 1/2 years ago! Thank you so much to Linda (her blogs are Beauty La Linda Lifestyle and Beauty La Linda - MUA) for nominating me! So blessed! Check out her 3rd Liebster Award here

The Liebster Award was created by bloggers for bloggers. It acknowledges the great work they have been doing on their blog. You can only nominate smaller bloggers with 3000 followers or less. I chose my nominees by the amount of twitter followers they have. The rules are a little bit fuzy on that part, so you can really decide for yourself on what you want to go by! If a blogger nominates you, this is what you do... You create a blog post accepting the award. In your post, link back to the person who nominated you (their blog and post) and answer the 11 questions they gave you. Then you create 11 questions of your own for the 11 people you nominate (make sure to let your nominees know that you have nominated them!). And the cycle continues :) Here are my answers to Linda's questions: 

1. What is your favourite Season & why?
Summer is definitely my favorite season of all time. There are a multitude of reasons why, but to name a few... I am from the beach in Southern California, so I will take hot weather over cold weather any day. I love the pool, beach, bathing suits, etc. If I could only wear one piece of clothing for the rest of my life, it would be a dress- Aka. I love all of the outfits/clothes associated with summer. Overall, summer is a really fun season with an awesome vibe. My birthday is also in summer, so I may be a little bit biased. :D 

2. If you could have any Superpower what would it be & why? 
To fly! I love travel and adventures, so quick access would be great. 

3. Are you a cat person or a dog person? 
Cat person!!! 

4. What do you love most about your blog?
I love being creative and sharing different ideas, products, and finds with people. It is a really great avenue for that and I have a lot of fun doing it! Overall, I just love my blog. As long as I love it, nothing else really matters :)

5. What are the goals you aim to achieve for your blog by the end of this year?
My goals are to gain more followers and subscribers, as well as increase the number of pageviews I receive on my blog per month. 

6. If you could work with any brand who would it be & why?
Makeup - MAC - There is makeup and then there is MAC makeup. What more is there to say? 

Skincare - Estee Lauder - Absolutely love this brand! Estee was a pioneer and her brand, Estee Lauder, was one of the first prestige brands of skincare. It would be a dream to work with her brand! 

Fashion - Betsey Johnson - I love the style of Betsey Johnson- fun, bright, really cool pieces. And I'm a big fan of pink... 

7. Lipstick or Eyeshadow?
I would definitely choose lipstick over eyeshadow. Nothing against eyeshadow, but as long as I have mascara I am good. On the other hand, I absolutely cannot live without anything on my lips!  

8. If you could interview anyone in the world who would it be? 
Barry Gibb. All day. Every day. Christina Aguilera is a very close second though. Since I am a HUGE Bee Gees fan (my love started at 3 yrs old), I am going to have to go with Barry ♥♥♥ 

9. Top 3 movies of all time?
In no particular order, my top three favorite movies of all time are The Notebook, Titanic, and The Holiday. To put this in perspective, picture this: There are about 200 movies trying to get into a club. These three happened to sneak through the doors first. The other 197 are about to barrel down the door. That is how close these top three movies are from the others. 

10. Brights or Pastels?
I prefer bright colors. I gravitate towards anything bright and fun. 

11. If you won the lotto what is your ideal splurge purchase? 
It depends upon how much I won. I would probably buy myself a house and then buy a lot of profitable real estate. 

~My Questions~

1. How long did you wait between wanting to start a blog and actually starting one, and what made you finally take the leap? 

2. What is your favorite holiday?

3. If you could only use one brand of makeup for the rest of your life, which one would you choose and why? 

4. Where have you traveled and where would you like to go?  

5. Which icon from the past do you look up to and why? 

6. Do you speak any languages other than English? If so, which ones? 

7. Who is your favorite female musician, male musician, and band?  

8. If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, which one would you choose and why? 

9. Dresses or jeans?  

10. What is one fun fact about you that you haven't shared on your blog? 

11. What are some of your #lifegoals? 

~My Nominations~

Congrats to you lovely ladies! I really enjoy reading your blogs! :) 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My FIRST Vlog!

Hi loves! I posted My FIRST Vlog today! And guess what?! I cut my hair!!! Check it out in my video and please subscribe! :D

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Pretty Summer Dresses

Hi loves! These are my favorite pretty summer dresses! Enjoy xo 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Happy June!

Happy June! This year is going by so's scary! I am so excited that summer is almost here!! It began snowing in October, and it was a hard winter. After the snow melted, it was apparently time for heavy rain. Finally it is sunny!! It has been way too long since I have basked in the sun and worn less than at least three layers of clothing! haha 

Now, as you all know, I love Holiday Insights. Here are some of my favorite holidays this month. The 3rd is National Doughnut Day (check out my ABSOLUTE favorite doughnut's here). The 4th is Hug your Cat Day and National Trails Day. The 8th is Best Friends Day. The 12th is Red Rose Day. National Splurge Day and National Panic Day are both on the 18th. This does make a lot of sense when you think about it... ;) The 23rd is National Pink Day and the 26th is Beautician's Day. June is Candy Month and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. Seems a bit counter-intuitive if you ask me. haha! It is also Rose Month. 

I am going to be vlogging and posting more videos on Youtube beginning this next week. On Friday I am getting my hair chopped off- about 2 1/2 - 3 inches! I have not had my hair this short since I was in middle school... I am really nervous! I will be vlogging the entire experience, so look out for it on Youtube next week. 

Do you have any special plans for this month? Let me know in the comments below!