Ipsy Glam Bag – November 2014

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I am on and off with a few subscription boxes, such as POPSUGAR’S Must Have Box (which is my all-time favorite thing to receive in the mail every month, I just can’t afford to buy it every month so I treat myself when I have the extra money) and the Julep Maven box (I have ALL the nailpolish thanks to them. I love love love the formula and the colors are always stunning! This box is 100% worth it if you ask me. And I love that you get to pick your polish colors so you’re not paying for a surprise that you might hate!), which I don’t get every month simply because I have so much nailpolish now, haha.

One that I am always ON with, though, is the Ipsy Glam Bag. At only $10 a month (plus $4.95 shipping if you’re in Canada, which is totally still doable), I really can’t say no. It’s something I look forward to every month and always am happy with. Even if there’s a couple of things that I am not the hugest fan of in my Ipsy Glam bag (which is pretty rare), I still have like three other things that I probably love. When you sign up, you take a quiz and tell them pretty specifically all of the beauty things you love and hate, so their selection for you is pretty on point. I change up my love/hates every now and then so I don’t keep getting a bunch of the same type of product and it seems to work quite well for me! They send out a lot of different brands, some that I’ve heard of, some that I’ve never heard of and some that I already am a huge fan of. I’m always into trying new brands and products, and also am always into getting products that I already love, so it’s nearly always a win-win for me. Anyways, enough babble. Let’s see what I got in my Ipsy Glam Bag for November!

The Ipsy Glam Bag for November 2014 did NOT disappoint! #beauty #ipsy #subscription

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Easy Curly Hairstyles with Conair

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #HeartMyHair

I’ve been using Conair hair tools and products ever since I started doing anything with my hair. My first straightener was a Conair one, way back in the day! I’m pretty sure my first curling iron was a Conair one as well. While I loved their products then, they have come a LONG way with their technology! One of their most innovative products is the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret®. I’ve written about it before (and shared other easy curly hairstyles) and about how foolproof and easy it is, so I won’t go into too much detail on that again because you can read all my thoughts in that post. I will say again, though, that it is just straight up genius. If you are one of those people who simply cannot grasp the concept of using a curling wand and curling iron (and hey, I am NOT judging. They are tricky and I still really struggle with using a curling iron, haha), then this is the perfect product for you. It does all the work, all you have to do is give it a section of hair to curl. So so soooo simple.

Using the Curl Secret along with the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer results in a smooth, shiny and essentially effortless hairstyle. I have never used such a good hair dryer, no lies. It claims to cut your drying time by up to 70%, and I honestly think that is an accurate claim. I have used plenty of dryers, and have never really noticed much of a difference among any of them (as long as were not counting those awful hotel hair dryers that are from the 70’s, haha), but I was SO impressed by the Conair Pro 3Q. Using my other hair dryer, my hair usually takes like ten minutes to get fully dry and I have like fully broken out in a sweat by the time I’m done because it’s so hot. With the Conair Pro 3Q, my hair was dry in like 3 or 4 minutes and I wasn’t hot at all. I was amazed, because I was totally skeptical about this being any better than any other hair dryer. But it is. It really is. Enough talking though, am I right? Let’s see the curly hair styles I ended up doing!

Four different hair styles using the Conair Curl Secret #HeartMyHair #ad

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Berry Banana Cashew Milk Smoothie

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Cole and I are big smoothie people. Actually, Cole is the big smoothie person and I just tag along because let’s be honest- if Cole is happy to make them, then I am happy to drink them. ;) We always have our freezer stocked with frozen fruit, so there is always something on hand for a yummy smoothie. Our smoothies usually consist of some sort of fruit, maybe a little spinach for good measure, and some milk to blend it all and make it creamy. We would normally go for skim milk, but lately we’ve been using Silk’s new Creamy Cashew Milk.

This berry banana cashew milk smoothie is tasty AND healthy! #recipe #SilkCreamyCashew #spon

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Friendsgiving With Stove Top Stuffing

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Last year, Cole and I had an impromptu “Friendsgiving” after we felt the need to purchase a turkey that was well-priced (we can’t resist a good sale) and then realized there was absolutely no way we would ever be able to eat that whole thing ourselves. We invited six or seven friends over, everyone brought a dish, and we shared good food and good laughs. It was so much fun, especially since it was our first month in our first place and it was our first time getting to entertain people here. I’m super excited to do this again this year (it was even specially requested by friends that came last year, haha), but this time it’s a bit more planned so I’ll have the opportunity to go all out with decorations and most importantly, food.

Stove Top Stuffing: TWO ways! #TasteTheSeason #ad

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POND’S Beauty Staples

Thanks to POND’S for sponsoring today’s discussion (via Linqia). All thoughts and opinions are my own!

It’s no secret that I am not the most diligent when it comes to a full-on skincare routine, and I really never have been. I’m lucky enough to have never had to deal with acne issues, but I do have to battle the other end of the spectrum: super dry skin. Because of this, my skincare “routine” has always generally been limited to using face wipes to remove my makeup and then applying moisturizer like I’ve never applied it before.

POND'S beauty staples #PONDSPerforms #sp

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