January 2015 - xoxo Rebecca

Perfectly Posh Review

Have you heard of Perfectly Posh? If you haven't, you are missing out! I've been hearing a lot about it in the past few months and somehow through all the here and there talk, I found Shaleen, a Posh consultant who was so awesome enough to let me try out some of the hot products that Posh has available.

Now why is Perfectly Posh something you should consider? Why their products from others? I will let you in on a secret....well, it's not really a secret. It's actually something you will want to scream and shout out loud!

A lot of you know that I'm one of those types of people who are really into the natural sort of things. Especially when it comes to two things. My food and my body. What I was really drawn to about Posh right off the bat was that their products are so totally me. And totally for people like me! 
Get this.......
Need I say more? So many awesome reasons all right there. Am I right, or am I right? Exactly one {or many} reasons why you should stop to take a look.

So when Shaleen sent me some really great things to try out, I was completely over the moon excited to see just how awesome this package from her really was. She really outdid herself in the generous samples.


My 8 year old daughter wanted to help me try these out and review them, so we did this together. She gave me her feedback on every item as well. Since they don't have all that chemical stuff that other skin care products do, I didn't mind her testing them out with me.

We began by using the BFF Best Face Forever Exfoliating Face Wash. It's a gentle, daily, natural facewash and exfoliator. Perfect for starting out because I needed to have a clean face on hand for trying out the rest of the products.

The product felt slimy and a little rough in texture. You could really feel the scrubbers gently rubbing against the skin. It was a bit relaxing actually. The smell was minty and refreshing. Once we rinsed off the BFF, we both agreed that our face looked clean and felt smooth. So we gave this product a thumbs up! 


The next product we tried was the Mint For Each Other Chunk. It is a luxurious soap bar bursting with rosemary peppermint. I was excited to try this because with the dry winter that has been here, my hands get so dry to the point they start to bleed. Not so fun sounding, huh? I am not a lotion type of person and so I was wondering if this bar of soap would be different then the hand soap I have been using.
My daughter tried it out first. Those are her hands in the photo getting all soaped up. The bar of soap lathered very quickly. She told me it felt smooth and she loved how minty it smelled.

I tried it myself next and sure enough, everything she said was true. I have to add that it felt really creamy as I was rinsing it off. It lathered up so well and afterwards, my hands did not feel dry like when I use other soaps. They felt well-moistened and a lot more soft. This product got another thumbs up from the both of us.
 
We decided to move onto one of the products we had our eyes on. And that was the The Stripper D•Tox Body Mud. It is known as an aggressive detoxifying deep cleansing body mud mask. So we both decided to try it together.

The directions let you know that it could irritate sensitive skin. I was a bit hesitate to let my 8 year old try this one because of that factor. I know I have skin tough as nails, but she really wanted to try it.

When we started applying it, it had a cool feeling to it. That was the first thing my daughter said right away. She also said she really liked the smell. Though to me, I couldn't pin point an exact smell to associate with it other than it was just pleasant smelling. It went on very creamy and smooth.


But not long after, we started to feel the burn. The tingling sensation came on. And as I stated above, I have some tough skin. Nothing seems to bother my face. But I felt this one. Then our faces began to tighten up as the mask hardened. Once our 15 minutes was up, we rinsed off the mask with warm water. It washed off very easily and we both agreed our skin felt softer and smoother. I was really surprised that she could withhold the entire 15 mins of wearing the mask. So we both still have this product another thumbs up in our books.

Next product on the list was the Drop Dead Gorgeous Face Mask. It is a rejuvenating face mask loaded with Dead Sea mud and it's exclusive minerals. This product was unlike any other face mask I have tried before.

Just looking at it made me a bit nervous. You could see instantly how coarse the texture of this was and I knew it would be an intense mask.

I started to apply it and instantly, it felt like I was rubbing rocks against my face. But after rubbing for a minute, I began to feel the oils come out and spread around with my fingers. I then noticed a bit of a burning sensation. But not as intense as the last product.


I know I look a bit bland here. I just felt a bit tired from rubbing around the mask on my face. I had to make sure this time I pulled back my hair. As you can see, the mask had very large particles in it. But I was a bit surprised when I went to wash it off, that I really only felt the oils and hardly any of the coarseness. It really thought I would be washing off more of the hard "rocky" stuff and have it take longer to get off my face then it did. I have to say though, that this product really made me feel like I lost three layers of skin LOL. Not in a bad way. It just made my skin feel extra soft and smooth immediately. So I gave this a thumbs up. I did not allow my daughter to try this product out because of how coarse it was for her skin.

The next item up for try was the Moisturize 911 Caffeinated Face Creme. It is considered a light, daily moisturizer loaded with caffeine for tightening and brightening. Like I said above in a previous comment, I am not a fan of lotions. Not for my hands, body, or face. Lotion drives me crazy. The texture makes me freak out a bit and so I do not ever use it. But I wanted to try this out because it came in such a cute little container and I figured a little will not hurt. So I gave it a try. I let my daughter try it first though.

She started to grab almost the entire little sample. I'm like..stop hogging it LOL. She said she really liked this one. So I gave it a try and put some on my face. I have to say, I really have great things to say about this one. Honestly, I hate moisturizer on my face. But this did not bother me at all. In fact, it felt very smooth, we both agreed it smelled like oranges, it soaked in really fast and felt light weight. And seriously, coming from me, that says a lot! Because I am the queen of Lotion-Haters. And this one got a big thumbs up from the both of us.

And finally, last but not least, is the Lip Dye Posh Pink. It's a highly tinted lip tint in Perfectly Posh popping pink.

 It comes in this cute little pot and it is easy to dip your finger in there and apply straight to your lips. First impression of the lip dye was the scent. It smelled like watermelon. My daughter noticed it first as she was the one to unscrew the lid. It went on sheer but I built a few layers to get a deeper color. It is very moisturized and fells like you had put lip balm on your lips before hand.

The color for the Posh Pink is very beautiful. I can see myself wearing this out everyday while running errands or taking the kids to the playground. As of right now, I've been wearing it for three hours and my lips still feel like I just put it on. They do not feel dry in the slightest. So that is a huge plus for these cold winter months we are having. I give this one another thumbs up.

So have you Poshed at all? What are some of your favorite products you have tried? I can't say that anything I tried from them so far, I did not like. The products were all amazing and felt great on my skin.

If you are interested in purchasing a Perfectly Posh product for yourself or someone else, Shaleen is one of the most friendliest and polite people I have come across. She would be glad to assist you in any questions you may have or any items you are interested in. You can buy straight from her website or you can check her out on Facebook and leave a comment saying hi and that you heard about the Posh line through this post. These are products I would recommend and would love to purchase in the future.
xoxo Rebecca

The Nail Files - Alex

Hello beautiful people out there in blog land!  It's another Friday and another round of The Nail Files with Jennie. I totally love this link up. Anywho, let's begin with what I'm wearing this week on the nails.

I decided to try out Julep's Alex this week. I just got it not too long ago and so I was excited to try it out. I love pulling new polish right out of the box.



I'm not a big fan of purple, but I really like this one. It's a microglitter and the color is really beautiful. This is just one coat as well. So it goes on really easily and the coverage is pretty decent. 

And for not being such a big fan of purple, I would say it's more of the purple shade I can dig. Can you feel me on this one?



I will be wearing Alex again in the near future. I know I can mix this up with another color to create a really fun mani!

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xoxo Rebecca

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Makeup by ONE DIRECTION Review


Everyone seems to know the popular boyband ONE DIRECTION. The band has branched out to brand a line of cosmetics. In fact, several lines. I was really excited to be able to score and try out one of the newest line of products that was released during the holidays.

The first product up is the ELECTRO GLAM MASCARA

Give your look a jolt of electric colour, with this limited-edition trio of ultra-bold coloured mascaras for hair and lashes, in three heavily pigmented, buildable colours.
FOR LASHES- Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of colour to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to your entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better!
AS A HAIR MASCARA- Apply to small sections of hair and swipe through for instant ELECTRIC highlights.


Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue
Does he know?- Pinkest hot pink
Story of my life- Amped canary yellow 





The second product from the kit is the LIQUILIGHTS GLOW GLOSS

Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night.
Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look.

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light
Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light



And finally we have the ROCK ME NAIL KIT

ROCK ME NAIL KIT, featuring NEON UV-REACTIVE Nail Varnish and UV-REACTIVE GLITTER nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night.
Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle!

Nail Varnish:
Happily– UV iced blue glitter
Moments- UV neon pink
Diana- UV 3D holographic

Glitter Toppings:
Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter
Star-- UV holo glitter  




Makeup by One Direction are available at the following stores near you:
Macy's
Dillards
Boscov's
Stage Stores
Beauty Brands
Lord & Taylor 


Check out their Facebook page to keep up with all the latest kits and tips

*disclaimer - I received one or more of this product in exchange for a blog post*
xoxo Rebecca

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Fun With Symmetry For Kids

So this week in one of our school lessons, I wanted to try a fun project to learn about symmetry. This project was inspired by this post from Step Into 2nd Grade. I thought it would be fun to learn this way. Not only does this teach about the mathematical part of symmetry, but it also teaches to focus on detail, being artistically creative, and thinking about where things fall into place.

So I snapped a photo of my beautiful 8 year old daughter and took it into Photoshop. I then used the masking tool and made a white box over half of her face. I then printed out the photo for her to start looking at, paying attention to detail to see how her face has different shapes and how to look at things that would go together.

 

She began to draw the shape of her face first. I made a few guiding remarks as how to really focus on the couture of the facial structure. And then I let her go on her own to see how well she would do.


I think she did pretty well with the outcome. She did a lot better than I expected. I don't know what I was expecting but I thought it would be very lopsided and not very symmetrical. But she proved me wrong. She did a great job all on her own.


I wish we made it a bit darker, but you can still see it pretty good. So I think this was a pretty successful lesson and not to mention, a fun one at that!

How do you teach children about symmetry? Have you tried this one with their picture? I think it is one of the cutest ideas I've come across.
xoxo Rebecca

GlassesShop Eye Glass Review

Everyone needs glasses. Yes, it's true. While there are many, many people who wear glasses to improve their eyesight....there are some people {like myself} that do not need to wear glasses to help with their vision, but we still need glasses to help protect our eyes from the sun.

Personally, I cannot be outdoors without sunglasses on if the sun is out and shinning down. Sunglasses are a must for me. Tinted lenses are something I'm so used to now to help with not blinding myself outdoors. I always keep a pair in my car and a pair in my purse. Just in case! And with three kids... you never know what may happen to them.


Have you heard of GlassesShop? They contacted me about their eye wear. And since I do not wear prescription eye glasses, I was able to get a pair of really stylish glasses with tinted lenses. They are really close to looking like sunglasses and do help keeping the sun out of my eyes.

GlassesShop is an American owned and operated online retailer of eyeglasses. Since the website launch in 2004, they have delivered over a million pairs of eyeglasses while maintaining a standard of providing the highest quality at affordable prices. They are a group of eye doctors that understands your struggle with the high cost of eyeglasses. They strive to make your experience with GlassesShop.com one that is not only user-friendly but also professional and reliable. Being able to deliver superior eyeglasses at an unbeatably-low price has allowed them to help people all over the world see clearly and, in turn, has provided a team with a more rewarding experience than they could have ever anticipated. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

It was hard just choosing one pair that I liked. There were so many on their website that were really fun, cute, and practical. But in the end I chose the Bridget Cat-Eye pair with black frames. I also added an 80% grey tint to the lenses.

Ordering and navigating through the website was very easy and fast. Just a few clicks here and there and it was done. If I did have any sorts of issues or problems, they offer a toll-free number I could call or even an online virtual chat assistant to help sort through any issues. I love when sites have a virtual chat assistant. That is my preferred method of communication when on the internet. Mostly because I don't have to apologize a million times to the person I am speaking to in the phone about my screaming kids in the background. You wouldn't believe how loud two toddlers can get while playing and watching Barney!

Once my glasses were ordered, it didn't take much time to get them. Shipping seemed to be fairly quick. Which, we all know is something we all like because who doesn't love getting mail? I know I do! My glasses arrived in a small, compact box. It seemed to hold the case secure and there were no damages to anything.

Inside the box contained a frosted plastic case, a lens cloth, and the eye glasses.
 
So I couldn't wait to try them on. I snapped a few photos. What do you think? Are they me? I really like them. I've never had "cat-eye" glasses before so I really wanted to grab them to see how snazzy I would look in them.

Now you have the chance to get your hands on these crazy-cool glasses as well.

Head over to GlassesShop Bridget Cat-Eye glass link and grab a pair of your own. Are the cat-eye not your style? No need to worry, just check out their website and find a pair that is just right for you. 

If you need more of a deal, they are also throwing in a 20% off code site wide. So head over and check it out. 
Make sure you use discount code: GSRebecca
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Bridget Cat-Eye - Black
Bridget Cat-Eye - Black
xoxo Rebecca

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