Monday, November 30, 2015

Ulta Fragrance Freebie!

So, we're generally not huge fans of the gifts with purchase when it come to fragrance. They're usually pretty lame and not something that we're excited to get. They're usually pretty ugly travel duffles or umbrellas.

Free Robe with $40 fragrance purchase
This robe is awesome! I personally like the pink hooded version but, if that's not your speed then there's a thick spa version in white and a kicky leopard one too! Plus they've even got a men's version. However, the men's version does not come in a size so if you're married to a bigger guy like both of us then this probably isn't a great option for your guy. However, they're valuing this robe at $60 which is making your $40 fragrance purchase worth $100!

New Ulta Freebie Bag!

Ulta just added another freebie bag to their site. The bag is free with a $75 purchase.

Subscription Box Updates!!!!

We have tons of new subscription box updates!!!! Take a look at our November reviews at our channel here.

Our recent ones include:

Thanksgiving Yumminess!!!

The holidays are officially here! And with that comes tons of cooking whether you're going to someonelse's house or hosting a holiday event yourself. So, we decided to preview some amazing cookbooks and sites that we found and give you some options to spice up your holiday meals. Check out our first video here.

Peter Thomas Roth - Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

Wow as all we can say about this mask! If you want to see what it actually did to our skin, check out our video here.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Weekly Obsession!

So this week's obsession we thought we'd go with something beauty related and didn't have to think very hard about what it would be....

Downtown Apothecary Smells Delish!!

So a while back we did a video on my newest find....Downtown Apothecary. This is such a neat little shop located in the Mission Inn shopping district in Riverside CA. The smell pulled me in the door like a crack head looking to score. Ok maybe that wasn't funny BUT IT'S TRUE!!!! This awesome little place makes handmade soap using the cold press method. They have more smells than one could count! They change them up often and get holiday crazy too. Along with the soaps you can find sugar and coffee scrubs, real sponges and other exfoliating products, amazing lotions, tea bath soaks, oil perfume and even hand made nail polish. I am in love with their products! If you happen to be local or in town you can sign up for their soap making classes!! I'm on the list!! We'll post a video of that when we get the chance.

Pictures are from their website

Goodbye cellulite HELLO Fasciablaster!

If you're like me and you just can't bring yourself to wear your lumps and bumps with pride AND you would do just about anything to get rid of them...... I think I may have found our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!! Yes, you can jump for joy now.... I am!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hot Ulta Deal!

Ulta is doing another free sample bag giveaway. If you don't know what that is, check out our video at YouTube.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Club W Wine Club Review

Check out our new video about Club W.

Club W. is a wine subscription service that sends 3 bottles a month to their subscribers for $13 per bottle plus tax and shipping. What's so cool about that you ask? Weeelllll, let me tell you!

Club W uses a questionnaire that is based on your food preferences in order to pick out your wine preferences. Then, based on your responses to the wine they send, they'll tweak your profile every month until their sending you winners all the time! That's actually pretty awesome as the point of Club W is to discover new and little known wines that you'll actually like. If you want to see how our initial experience with Club W went, check it out here.

Wine Beauty??? Yes Please!!!

An article caught my eye today on Vivino, a site dedicated to all things wine. To take a look at the full article go here.

At any rate, it seems that wine related beauty has been picking up steam lately and I agree as I've noticed that myself. Of course this is just on my weekly excursions to Sephora in search of the Tony Moly Red Wine face mask which is constantly out of stock!!! And of course the king of wine and grape beauty all things Claudalie.

Of course there's also the beauty med aspects of wine, for instance it's a natural producer of Resveratrol which is currently being researched for use in skin protection against UV rays and helping to control diabetes. Of course we get our daily dose of Resveratrol in our wine.

However, apparently I'm missing the best parts of wine related beauty! There's a huge pool in Japan that's filled with red wine that you can swim in. We're going next week. See you there!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Vinho Branco whaaattt????

Lisa and I just got to try a wine from Club W that was labeled as a Vinho Branco. As promised we have figured out what a Vinho Branco is:

Vinho Branco is a version of Vinho Verde a very popular Portugese wine. It can be either white or red depending on the grape varieties used. Typically it is a light and fresh wine that is slightly carbonated but does not qualify as a sparkling wine as there's not enough CO2 in its mixture. Apparently the Vinho Branco got its name from a particular variety of grape that is permitted in this type of wine but, doesn't seem to be desirable.

Overall, we weren't super impressed with our first outing with this Portugese wine. But, you know what they say...if at first you don't succeed, try, try again!

Take a look at what we thought of the Vinho Branco we tried!

This Week's Obsession - New series

So, we're going to start a new weekly series called (wait for it, if you haven't guessed already...) "This Week's Obsession". YAAAAYYYYY! (Cue the band)

At any rate, I'm going to kick it off with something spicy that I found at my favorite off beat store, World Market- Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix!

Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix
Now, I know that, in theory, I could just add Sriracha to my current Bloody Mary Mix. However, whatever these guys are doing over at Powell & Mahoney is apparently beyond my meager mixology skills because it is AWWWEEEESOME! My homemade mix just doesn't compare....

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz Wine

Like the sound of the wine we were drinking in our newest videos? It's Jam Jar and we found it at World Market. It was a really great wine that was definitely very "jammy".

It's described as sweet wine with a balance of acidity. The flavors are blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry mixed with dark chocolate. It was awesome! I believe we paid $9.99 for this wine and we both thought that that was a steal!

This is definitely a wine you could serve to a varied audience, wine lovers and novices alike, without fear of many turned up noses.

Also, I promised to figure out just what the heck a shiraz wine here goes: A shiraz is an Australian wine made from a Syrah grape. However, in Australia, they call it the Shiraz grape, hence the name. So, if you like this wine you can find it comparable to Syrah type wine. Look at that, we're learning together!

So this will be our first post with our patented wine rating system.

Good wine - We loved it! Would buy it again!

So-so wine- Ehhhh, it was OK. We'll drink it but, probably not quickly.

Bad, bad wine: AAAHHHHHH!. It burns! It's rubbing alcohol!

Final Verdict: Two wine glasses up!
Lisa Says Yes!

Sara Says Yes!

New Video and New Wine! Check out Zombie Zin!

We just posted a new video with our first 30 day skin trail. Take a look!

We also enjoyed some fun new wine called Zombie Zin. We found it at World Market (of course!) and it was great for Halloween!

You can also find out more info on the Zombie Zin label at

Final Verdict:

Lisa Loved It!
Sara Said MEEHHH....

Monday, November 9, 2015

Last Day for VIB Rouge 20% off at Sephora

Better hurry and finish your Sephora shopping! Today is the last day for the Sephora VIB Rouge sale. You can use the code Rouge20 at checkout for 20% at Sephora. And that's on everything! No exclusions!

This is the best time to do your beauty Christmas shopping for the people on your Christmas list or just for you (we won't tell!). There are so many value sets available right now that it can be hard to choose just one. Here are the ones we picked up:

1. Dr. Jart+ Book of Masks: $39 for $56 worth of Dr. Jart+ masks. These sheet masks are incredible and and full book of these things is like having 8 spa days right in your own home. Just add wine!

2. Sephora Collection Kissing Stories: This is an amazing collection. It is 8 lip gloss crayons in awesome colors. They're $28 for the full collection so this is a great gift at a great price! The texture is very similar to the NARS brand crayons and you'll get 8 of the Sephora ones for the price of one NARS crayon. What a steal!!!
3. Tata Harper Daily Essentials Kit: Tata Harper is a luxury face care line that offers high-end natural formulations. This kit provides everything you need for 30-60 days worth of skin care. This kit is a great value at $68 considering just a bottle of their cleanser is $58. Of course, with this sale, you may be tempted to purchase all of the full size items from this line! We purchased one of these kits and will preview it next month on our next 30 day skin care series.

4. Atelier Cologne Necessaire Nomade Gift Set: By far our best buy on this trip. You get 8 0.14 oz spray colognes for $45. A regular size spray is 0.25oz so these are a little more than half the size of a regular one. But each regular size retails for $25 making this kit a super great deal. Plus you get a wide range of Atelier Cologne's amazing scents. Plus we find that Atelier Cologne's scents are pretty intense and long lasting so a little goes a long way.

5. DryBar Peace on Earth Good Hair to All: And we can't have a complete list without our best hair care purchase. So, this is definitely an upscale purchase. It's $199 but it comes with so many extras that it makes this an unheard once you tack on the 20% discount. Regularly you can buy the dryer by itself for $195. But in this set, for $4 more, you get full sizes of the Triple Sec texture spray and the Hot Toddy heat protector (both of which smell amazing), 2 of their amazing hair clips, the Double pint large round brush (which retails for $40 on its own), and a shower cap. All in all, you're getting $290 for about $160 after the discount. This is the reason to truly love Sephora!

Of course there's tons of options besides our favorites. Happy Shopping!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mt. Palomar Winery

We just posted a new video about Black Friday shopping. We also showed off one of our favorite wineries, Mt. Palomar. Check out their website and schedule a visit if you're nearby! The wine that we were drinking is the 2008 Kyanti. It's fantastic! If you're not too sure what else looks good I'd suggest their Cloudbreak (expensive, but worth every penny), the Sangovese, and of course, their signature blend Shorty's Bistro.

Black Friday 2015 - New Video

We just posted a new video about shopping strategies for Black Friday 2015. Check out our video here. Take a look! We talked about a lot of things in this video but but here are the basics.

1. Make your shopping list
2. Start checking out the Black Friday spoiler sites like BF Ads
3. Get your ads on Thanksgiving morning, EARLY. These papers will sell out.
4. Plan your route based on the things you need most, store opening time, location
5. Make sure you take a shopping buddy
6. Take a form of extra power for your phone so you can shop online deals while you're in line
7. Finally, BE SAFE and HAVE FUN!!!

Glossybox October 2015 Unboxing

We just posted a video showing the October 2015 unboxing for Glossybox. Take a look at our video here. Glossybox is a great beauty subscription box that offers 5 full and deluxe sample size beauty products curated around a specific theme. This month's theme was Paris. The cost is $21 per month. This month was fantastic and we're looking forward to next month's box! Check out Glossybox at their website here.

Julep Maven October 2015 Unboxing

We just posted a video showing the Julep October 2015 Welcome. Take a look here.
If you'd like to check out the Julep Maven Program you can visit the Julep site here. Julep Maven is a nail polish subscription service. You get 2 polishes every month plus 1 makeup or skin care product. All products are full size and great quality. The cost is $24.99 for month to month or if you buy a pre-paid 3 month subscription the cost breaks down to $19.99 per month. Check out our video to get a preview of what you can expect from a Julep Maven subscription. So far, we're loving it!