One Year Blogiversary Giveaway

This month my blog turned one, and as a thank you for following along this past year I wanted to give back to you! You may have seen my last post where I announced my ambassadorship with Marc Anthony. The team kindly sent me some items to giveaway to a lucky follower, and I also threw in a few surprises that I hope you will enjoy!

Updated Skincare Routine & Reviews

As I'm sure many of you can relate finals week wreaked havoc on my skin. Stress is probably the most consistent thing that ruins my clear skin. In the past month I have slightly changed my skincare routine from when I last posted (New Nightly Oil Routine & #TheBarSoapChallenge) so I felt it was time for an update.

Thanks to these little changes and a must needed winter intercession my complexion has been improving. Today is the first day in months that I haven't been scheduled to work, don't have class, and don't have to read through any research. It feels so nice to just relax for a bit. I'm not one to sit still for long though so along with rewatching Gossip Girl I have been knitting, touching up my resume, and looking at postings for after graduation. Seriously... I find it hard to just be a little lazy and relax. 😬 If you're still experiencing finals or waiting on results good luck and make sure to relax a bit afterwards, you earned it!
Some New Additions to My Skincare Arsenal

Sole Patches

Hey guys, I feel like it's been forever since I have written a post. I just finished finals today and hope to be back to regularly uploading. I was scheduling things when I could, but hope to be keeping on top of my posts more regularly now. Yesterday was also my one year blogiversary! I planned on posting a giveaway today but the packages I was expecting haven't arrived yet. Keep looking out for that post though!

This week I wanted to tell you a bit about Sole Patches. With holiday party season upon us many of us bloggers and fashionistas alike are breaking our trendy heels out of the closet. As you may remember I posted about my H&M Chelsea booties in a favorites post. They are reasonably comfortable on their own, and I wear them when I can around campus. At the end of a long day on my feet however I have found that sometimes my feet are a bit achy.

Marc Anthony Hair Partnership and Argan Oil Review

I received a series of emails last month from Marc Anthony and long story short you're going to be seeing a lot more haircare posts from me! The Marc Anthony team reached out to me about becoming an ambassador of sorts for their line. I'm so excited to work with such a well known company, and was even happier when they ensured me that their products adhere to the EU standards regarding animal testing. 

I was so excited to receive this box, at first I had no idea who it was from... until I flipped it over and saw the cute message someone from the team wrote on the box. 😊 Inside I saw the complete range of Argan Oil products. As I'm writing this (2 weeks ahead) I've been using this product for about a week. I loved the mask I found it really sorted out my dry scalp... I had been using way too many clarifying shampoos. My hair is super soft and shiny looking and it's only been a few days of using this line of products. I also forgot how much I love the scent of argan oil. 

Vanity Planet Cruelty Free Makeup Brush Review

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of post last week, I wanted to focus on Thanksgiving, school work, and making sure I gave myself adequate time to review this product before posting. Hope you had a lovely holiday. You may have noticed I edited my last post due to some difficulties, but it has been resolved. I believe it's important to have transparency with the people that may read my posts, so I will always update a post if my stance on a product has changed.
"Palette Professional Makeup Brush Collection"
Vanity Planet kindly sent me this gorgeous travel roll filled with synthetic makeup brushes. The box included fifteen wood handled brushes in a faux leather roll. There is pretty much every brush you could need in this set. I was on a search for a good cruelty free fan brush, so I was happy to see that included in this set. 

So far my most frequently used brushes are the kabuki, the powder brush, blush brush, contour brush, large fan brush, and the angled liner brush. Most days, if I choose to wear makeup I keep it pretty simple with a medium coverage foundation, blush, bronzer, mascara, and sometime's a gel liner (like this).  Because of the addition of a fan brush to my collection I have been using a touch of  highlight as well.