Monday, February 29, 2016

Oui Please Subscription Box Review and Unboxing

We just posted our new subscription box review and unboxing video for Oui Please! Oui Please is a luxe subscription box that is bi-monthly. Each box is based on a french theme (since this box is curated directly from France) and this box's theme is White Winter in the Alps.

Friday, February 26, 2016

New YouTube Series - Wine Tips

Since we're the self-professed Wine Dummies we decided to start a new series all about wine! There's way too much info out there for the basic ladies (like us) to get the necessary information to enjoy wine in our real world lives. Check out the first video in the series which is about how and why to use an aerator.

The aerator we used in this video is by Wine Eccentric. It's reasonably priced, compact, and durable. We highly recommend it!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Allure Posts 50 Best Drugstore Finds - We Cut it to our 5 Favorites!

I just got an email from promoting the 50 (yes that's right 5-ohhh) best drug store products. Of course I was intrigued! I scanned through this incredibly long list and managed to find 5 highlight products that I'm going to try in order to see how good their picks actually are. If you'd like to see the whole list you can find it here.

I was really surprised to see some great skin care options. I'm sort of a snob when it comes to my skin care products but, in my journeys through subscription boxes, I've come across some really great drug store options (Derma-e Microdermabrasion Scrub!). The one on this list that hit all of the points for me was the Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence. One of my favorite lines of skin care is the Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Vitamin C items. This looks like it might be a cheaper alternative. Vitamin C does amazing things for your skin and you're also getting the added benefit of Hyaluronic Acid which moisturizes and promotes all kinds of anti-aging properties.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Weekly Obsession

This week's obsession is sort of a combination between a shopping post and an actual "Weekly Obsession" post. The reason is is because of our ever lasting love for one of our Southern Favorites Charming Charlie. If you've never heard of Charming Charlie get out from under you rock!

Charming Charlie is a go to stop for Jewelry, Apparel, Accessories and all around fun stuff! Here's what they have to say about themselves:

"We’re crazy for color. We live for sparkle. We thrive on making a statement. Why? Because we know accessories have the power to transform both your outfit and your outlook."

Monday, February 22, 2016

Julep February 2016 Unboxing and Review

We just posted our new subscription box review and unboxing for Julep! Come check it out!

This month was an awesome month (aside from the minor mishap with the eyeshadow stick - watch the video for details!).

Not only were the colors on point for February and Valentine's day but we got a freebie glitter topcoat with hearts in it! YAY!!!

Besides that the lipgloss was amazing and I've been wearing it non-stop since this box came in...huge win with Julep this month!

Dr. Jart All That Lift and Firm Mask Review

We just posted a new mask review video!

We had a chance to check Dr. Jart's All That Lift and Firm Mask. It was an interesting mask as it was not full of goo and "essence" as you'd expect from a K-Beauty mask. Instead it was more of a compression style mask. Not sure if we're in love with the mask or not but, the idea is definitely intriguing.

For our full review check out our video on on our YouTube channel! Also, don't forget! We're running a subscriber giveaway on our YouTube channel! To enter all you need to do is subscribe. Once we hit 50 subscribers we're giving away a beauty bag with 50 items that we've featured on our YouTube channel!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Weekly Obsession

This week our obsession is ranging more towards a family issue that anyone who has school age children probably struggles with...LUNCH!

So lunch brings about a myriad of issue both emotional and practical. I know my ten-year old not only worries about what I'm packing in her lunch but also what her lunchbox and also what the accessories in her lunchbox look like (yes, the need to have something "cool" is already here!). Especially when she's at an age where her tastes (both in food and what's "cool") change on almost a daily basis. Needless to say, lunch can be a very frustrating topic!

But, I have found one thing that we can both agree on....

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Allure January 2016 Beauty Box

OK, so we're a little behind on our subscription unboxings! We're working hard to catch up! We just posted our Allure January 2016 Beauty Box unboxing! Check out the full review at our YouTube channel!

Bluum Box January 2016

Check out our new subscription box video! We just reviewed Bluum Box! Bluum box is a subscription for your kids. It's tailored to your child's sex and age. But, that's not the best part! You can choose your items every month or choose to be surprised! So, if you're really anxious about getting items that you won't use this is a great option! Beyond that, Bluum box also has categories for your home, cleaning and other domestic items. While they may not excite my kids, these types of things definitely excite me! This box is a great cross between a kids box and a family lifestyle box! Take a look at our video for the full review.

Monday, February 8, 2016

HSN Beauty Clearance!!! Great deals on prestige beauty!!!!

Oh, I love a good sale on Mondays! Well, I guess I should tell the truth...I love a good sale on any day! HSN is one of my favorite go to places! The trick to getting a good deal is to keep an eye on the Clearance sale page. They frequently mark down really great items to next to nothing. One of the best things is that since they get exclusive beauty gift sets that are already a great deal due to the terms HSN worked out with the manufacturer now these items are on clearance and an even better deal!

Girls Trip! Vegas Essentials - The Budget Version

It's probably a little early for this topic but, lately I've run across lots of great drugstore items that I've made a mental note to add to my must have list for our next annual girls trip to Las Vegas (we go every year for 2 days and it's AWESOME!). What's better than gambling, eating, drinking, dancing, relaxing by the pool and going to the spa for 48 hours straight right? And no, the spa does not in any way reduce any of the damage done to my skin during our Vegasfest.

Anyhooo, with all of that going on it does actually take some work to not look like a 100 year old badly used handbag by the time we're ready to leave. If I came home looking the way I actually felt my husband would probably never let me go again! So, in order to reduce the haggard lines and sallow skin as much as possible I've put together my list of items that are amazing at disguising and, in some cases, actually reducing the damage.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekly Obsession!

It's a new year and I'm currently on a "let's save money" kick. And to that end I've been trying more drugstore brand beauty items. It's kind of hit and miss (I still love my high end beauty products!). However, I have found one hit that makes me super happy!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Throwback Thursday - on Monday!

Just a quick post. Everyone remembers their first wine...and most people fall into this bucket!

I just started watching Togetherness on HBO ( a little odd but it quickly grows on you) and the pilot episode features a throwback to my very first wine. Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill!

 I can't find the scene but, this one was just as entertaining!

Which just makes this look all that more refreshing!

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Ahhhhh....happy monday!