Monday, March 16, 2015

March Glossybox Unboxing

Hi there lovelies! Sorry for being so MIA lately - both work and life have been crazy busy and so sadly this little blog has been moving lower and lower on the list of priorities. 

Anyways, I thought it might be fun to do a Glossybox "unboxing" today. I only recently started subscribing to Glossybox - I was an ipsy subscriber for the longest time and overall loved it, but I reached a point where I wanted to try something new and a bit higher quality. So far, I love that a lot of the items in Glossybox are full sized and not tiny. This particular box was a little less exciting for me than the February one, but I'm willing to stick it out for a bit longer before making up my mind.

So, here's what was inside: 

So Susan Concealer Quad ($30.95 / 0.14 oz) - This is one of the full sized items in the box, and is basically a little concealer palette with 4 different shades of concealer. I love trying different types of concealers and am excited to give this a go! 

Modelco More Brows Eyebrow Thickening Gel ($18 / 0.12 fl oz) - Sadly this is a product that I probably won't be using and will either give away or throw out. I'm kind of obsessed with threading my eyebrows and keeping them in good shape, but have never had the need to fill them in so I don't normally buy/use eyebrow products.  

Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in Pink ($19.99 / 0.17 oz) - Another full sized product, I definitely think this is something I'll get good use of. I think the color is perfect for a subtle, flushed look on the cheeks and will be great for Spring! 

Nexxus New York Salon Care Color Assure Shampoo ($11.99 / 13.5 fl oz) - Because I don't have color treated hair, this isn't necessarily a product I was super thrilled about. Still, I think the gentle formula could never hurt and it smells pretty amazing, so I will probably give it a try. 

Orogold Cosmetics 24K Multi-Vitamin Day Moisturizer ($178 / 1.7 oz) - There were 2 samples of this moisturizer in the box, and I have to say I'm really looking forward to trying it! As you can see from the price tag, it's a bit more high end and, because I'm constantly struggling with dry skin, I really think this is something I could use. 

I'd love to hear what you thought of the March Glossybox and which products you're most excited to try! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Chop Chop

H&M Necklace - Cotton Emporium Cardigan - Cynthia Rowley Top - Forever 21 Jeans (similar here) - Forever 21 Shoes (similar here) - Michael Kors Watch

Notice anything different? Yes, I chopped off my hair this weekend. The funny thing about that is, after cutting my hair fairly short over the summer, I couldn't wait to grow it out (even if I was really happy with the cut) -- I just found myself looking at old photos about a month after the cut and missing my longer hair. And now that it had finally begun growing out, I decided to chop it off and was at the salon only a few days after the decision was made to get it done. And I'm loving it! It's much easier to manage for someone with thick hair like myself and I can't wait to play around with it. 

Monday, January 26, 2015


Ray Ban Sunglasses - H&M Cardigan (similar here) - Forever 21 Tank - H&M Jeans - H&M Shoes - Michael Kors Watch

If you follow me on Instagram (@dreamingenfrancais) you may have already picked up on this.. but I have a serious thing for sneakers. Whether they're a fun pair of Nikes or neutral slip-ons, like this particular pair, I just can't help myself. Naturally, I can't resist how comfortable they are but I just love how they look even more. I picked up these H&M sneakers after my sister did and I'm glad I listened to her -- they're so chic and easy to style, and I practically lived in them all weekend.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Varsity Sweater

I love that the varsity sweater is popping up everywhere right now. The preppy style is so much fun to play with and dress up and down. I found this particular sweater during one of my recent online shopping sprees - on sale for only $10 at H&M :) I've included it in my shop-my-look links above in case you enjoy online shopping as much as I do. 

On another note, I can't tell you how welcome the long weekend was. Working in advertising is lots of fun, but there's always work to be done so it was nice getting a mini-break before diving back in. This weekend involved family time, Modern Family marathons, and fun+productive errands (let's be honest, it's hard to consider exchanging items at Sephora an errand). Hope you all had a relaxing long weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

And The Winner Is..

It's that time! Time to announce the winner of my polette giveaway -- and the winner is... Dana L!
 Congratulations, girl! We'll be reaching out to you shortly, but in the meantime head over to polette to pick your prize ;)

Thank you so, so much to everyone who entered. I was beyond thrilled with the response we received
and that only makes me more excited for some fun giveaways in the future!