INFLUENSTER: SCHWARZKOPF ULTIME REVIEW

As a blogger, I occasionally receive items to review, and I recently was selected by Influenster to receive two full-sized products by the Schwarzkopf Ultime products.
Schwarzkopf Ultmie CreamOne of the items I received was the Ultime Elastin Curls & Moisture Curl Defining Cream. I thought that it was incredible. The cream feels like you’re putting conditioner in your hair. It definitely doesn’t feel gunky like when putting on some thick gel or even some leave-in conditioners. I used this product when my hair was slightly damp and when it dried it left it shiny, and my curls were more defined and the best part perhaps was that it made them FRIZZ FREE! I plan on buying more of this product once I finish the one that was sent to me. I believe it’s available exclusively at Walmart stores.
sprayThe second item I received was the Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Elastin Curls & Moisture Soft Tousle Spray. I’ll tell you right now that I was not a fan of this spray. I’ve never been a fan of any of the “tousle sprays”. I have curly hair, and it’s also very porous and can easily dry out. This spray did just that; it dried it out. It felt like I was putting dry shampoo in my hair and made it look kind of dead. I tried three different times. Once when my hair was dry–it felt super chalky and dry. On the second day, I put it on my damp hair and let it air dry. This made my hair have beachy waves that looked good, but there was no shine to my hair. Again, my hair is curly and very porous, so I suspect that there was no shine of this reason. On the third occasion of using this product, I had straightened my hair and then used it, to see how it would look. It left my hair feel heavy and just a tousled hot mess. I don’t think this product was meant for my hair type at all. Maybe if you use it just on wet hair, it’ll look good, but any other way, it’s a hit or miss look.
I hope my review helped some of y’all’s decision on these two products. Remember I have curly so that you could have different results to these products.
Schwarzkopf and Influenster provided the products for review and use. All opinions are my own. 

JUSTFAB: JAX BOOTIE REVIEW

I’m back again with another shoe review! I finally found a pair of shoes that I liked this month from JustFab. If you didn’t read my initial review of becoming a VIP for JustFab and ShoeDazzle, you can read it here.
I purchased JustFab’s Jax Bootie for the summer! They are opened up or “cut out” by the ankle enough so your foot is comfortable during a hot summer day. They did fit slightly snug near the middle of my foot, which I found weird because a fairly normal sized foot; not wide. I did apply some Band-Aid Friction Block Stick and my foot glided in eliminating the snug fit. If you’ve never used the Band-Aid Friction Stick, then you must! Seriously, you’ll see no blister or eliminate the snug feel of new shoes.
They are extremely comfortable to walk in because of the block 3″ stack heel. I’m seriously the worst at wearing heels of any kind! I’m more comfortable in flats or sandals. The look great with jeans, shorts, and summer dresses. And the best part? They were only $39.95 with free shipping! If of course you are a VIP member.
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My one true complaint would have to be that the back zipper closure is really hard. Maybe adding a little wax to the zipper will make it easier to zip and unzip.
What do y’all think? Would y’all buy these? Let me know in the comments!

Neiman Marcus Project Beauty

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Last Saturday, I went to North Park Center's Neiman Marcus for their first ever Project Beauty + InStyle! It was extremely fun and much like what Nordstrom's beauty trend is like.
However, this is Neiman's we are talking about. They gave out mimosas to all those in attendance and an alcohol infused Italian ice. Also small hors d'oeuvres that were delicious by the way.
The event was focused mostly on beauty products with the fashion being almost as an afterthought. They did however mention it, and quite honestly, it was very noticeable, some of the outfits were to die for!
The show was not terribly long, which was good, really. No one likes sitting for too long. The brands that we saw at the event were Dior, La Mer, Fresh, Lancôme, Xen-Ten, Natura Bissé, V76 by Vaughn, Laura Mercier, Jo Malone London, and Chantecaille. Below are some photos I took of the event. For the record I walked out of there with a year's supply of Dior makeup... oops 😋.
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The look above was my favorite of the show! It's by Alice & Olivia, which is available in the Neiman's Cusp section. Notice all the white fashion trend!
I'm hoping they put on another show this fall!
Until next time,

The Tig + Birchbox

If you follow me on instagram or snapchat (both usernames: @iamfelipa), you might have seen a sneak peak of this month's Birchbox curated by Meghan Markle from The Tig.

Let me start off that the Real Chemistry is AMAZING! Also, quite disgusting when you think about the dead skin rolls off your face, I know visual, gross. I'm also a big fan of the Davines hair and body wash it smells great and leaves my hair feeling very clean, i.e., no residue.

My previous birchboxes have included the Harvey Price body cream, and although I do like it, I don't LOVE it. I have about 4 tubes of the lotion. I'm very picky about perfume, so I'll go ahead and say I love how Oribe smells! It reminds me like it's a mix between the Marc Jacobs Daisy scent and perhaps the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. It's not too fruity and not too cologne-ish scent. I'd definitely consider buying the full-size bottle.

I tried the BB cream by Marcelle and even though I did like that it wasn't greasy I'd only wear this to the gym, so I don't look completely dead while working out. Would I ever pay $27 for the full size tube? Probably not, because there are plenty of cost-friendly options you can find at target that offer the same coverage and consistency.

If you you subscribe to Birchbox, which box did you choose this month? Which product is your favorite? All the products I received can be seen below:


Until next time,
Felipa xoxo