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{what's in my} july 2016 pool party glossybox!

Sheet Mask: BORGHESE Fango Essenziali Moisturize Treatment Sheet Mask | Makeup Remover: GLOV Quick Treat Makeup Remover Glove | Lips: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in MELTED CHIHUAHUA | Eyes: EYEKO Fat Stick in SATIN TAUPE | Nails: Leighton Denny Expert Nails Miracle Mist | Oil: NUXE Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse

Ladies, you know that I've been feeling my monthly GLOSSYBOX arrivals, and while I loved May and June's goodies, I'm confident in admitting that July's contents may be my favorite yet {you'll see why soon enough}.

For those of you who aren't familiar with GLOSSYBOX, it is a monthly beauty subscription service wherein you receive 5 deluxe size beauty products for $21 a month based on the personal beauty profile you fill out when you sign up.

While June 2016's box was a Tony Awards Special Edition focused on red carpet everythang, July was all about the F-U-N with a pool party theme guaranteed to make your heart do a little splish splash. My personal favorite inclusion? Introducing it in 3-2-1.

My puppy-loving heart has been dying to try Too Faced's Melted Chihuahua for ages, so when I unboxed it you know that I whipped that baby out and applied it to my lips in 5 seconds flat! Ladies, ladies, ladies...Melted Chihuahua, a gorgeous caramel nude that has a v. Kylie Jenner / 90s feel to it, is every bit as drool-worthy as the name implies; and the attached doe-foot applicator makes application amazing - smoothing the product evenly and smoothly across lips. Like Too Faced claims, this has the power of a stain, shine of a gloss, and pigmentation of a lippy. Personally, because I'm partial to a smoky eye, I love love love the neutrality of this particular shade, but would def try out other colors in the line. Repurchase worthy? A million times yes!

While applying oil to my hair and nails is literally second nature for me, I have yet to delve into the oil all-over mantra that so many have embraced, so I was a little intimidated by NUXE's Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse; nevertheless, the packaging was too pretty to resist, so I had to give it a shot. OMG ladies, I have no clue how I survived without this product before. I've used it as a body lotion, perfume, and shine serum for my hair in the last week alone and it. is. brilliant. What's so lush about this product is that it's an oil, but it feels dry, so you don't look or feel oily / greasy. Would I re-buy? Yes! As a multi-purpose product, this could replace so much in my beauty cabinet; but as a full-size product {!!!!!} I doubt that I'll be running out anytime soon.

Not gonna lie, I honestly thought this was a hair product until I read the description and realized that it was actually...for nails! Unlike the numerous spray-on nail polishes hitting the market lately, Leighton Denny Miracle Mist is a speed-drying spray {to make polish dry faster}, with an added element of cuticle conditioning. You guys, this product lives up to its name: it's a total miracle! I was in a rush the other day, and needed a quick mani change, so I applied base coat, color, and top coat, then sprayed this generally over my nails for 2 to 3 seconds and voila! My nails were literally dry and smudge-proof. Is it a total necessity? Only if you don't have a lot of nail-painting time on your hands, as it definitely speeds up the process. Re-buy? Occasionally. It's a bit on the pricey side; but I would like to have it on hand for those times when I need to paint my nails and run!

Shadow sticks are my fave for the summertime {and those days when I don't feel like washing my makeup brushes}, so finding EYEKO's Satin Taupe in my GLOSSYBOX was a welcome treat {especially since I've never tried EYEKO before}. I'm more of a bronze-y / gold gal when it comes to eyeshadows, but I really love the simplicity of this shade, which wears as a neutral taupe with an olive undertone. The shimmer in this is absolutely stunning; but you do have to apply it with a heavy hand to really pick up on the pigmentation. Would I Repurchase? Not in this shade, but I would def pick it up in another color.

This is only my second or third go with sheet masks, but I'm pretty positive that this one from Fengo Essenziali is my new favorite. The mix of avocado, acai berry, and kelp extract really work together to give skin a healthy, rejuvenated glow that awakens tired skin {which is something that all of us could benefit from, amiright?}. I wore this for quite some time while I was shopping the #NSale, and I was amazed at how moisturized and nourished my face felt after removal. Repurchase? Not for the summer; but I would love to give it another go in the winter, when my skin gets really dry and chapped from the cold.

If you're looking for makeup removal innovation, this is so it! Inside this package is a fiber-packaged glove with built in makeup removal properties, so you simply open the package, add water, and wash your face. It is that simple {and that awesome!}. I took this along when I spent the weekend at a friend's house, and it was magical due, in large part, to the fact that I was able to lighten my load by leaving my makeup remover at home, and rely solely on this. This is so incredible for travel and really does a killer job at cleansing skin - and removing even the toughest makeup {we're talking waterproof mascara}. If you like the glove enough, you can even wash it, and re-use another night. Would I Repurchase? Yes, yes, yes! These will also be making an appearance in the stockings of my besties come Christmas!

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Fall florals, teetering platforms, and bold baubles are giving me all of the feels this week. Happy Thursday ladies!




#NSale Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Accessories

If ever there was a perfect time of year to stock up on accessories, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is it because fall simply isn't fall without floppy hats, layers of scarves, and a little bling to make you sparkle. Here I'm rounding up a few of my fave accessories from the #NSale - get on them babes!

1. Phase 3 Whipstitch Wool Floppy Hat in RUST SEPIA {also available in Black and Heather Grey} {SALE PRICE: $19.90; AFTER SALE: $38.00}

2. ELECTRIC RIOT 60mm Round Sunglasses in HONEY BROWN FADE {also available in Matte Black {SALE PRICE: $66.90; AFTER SALE: $100.00}

3. Nordstrom Round 3.48ct tw Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings in ROSE GOLD {also available in Gold Vermeil and Sterling Platinum} {SALE PRICE: $64.90; AFTER SALE: $98.00}

4. Nixon Ragnar Square Leather Strap Watch, 36mm in SADDLE/WHITE/SILVER {SALE PRICE: $129.90; AFTER SALE: $200.00}

5. Nadri Starry Night Crystal Ear Crawlers in GOLD/CLEAR {also available in Black Hematite, and Silver Clear} {SALE PRICE: $49.90; AFTER SALE: $75.00}

6. BP. Plaid Square Scarf in RUST MULTI {also available in Blue Multi, and Red Multi} {SALE PRICE: $18.90; AFTER SALE: $29.00}

7. Bourbon and Boweties Bourbon & Boweties Champagne Stone Bracelets (Set of 3) in PEARL/CREAM/CHAMPAGNE {SALE PRICE: $65.90; AFTER SALE: $99.00}




Sing Street Film Prize Pack Giveaway

Disclosure: This Giveaway is in Partnership with Anchor Bay Entertainment.

What time is it? Total no-brainer, amiright? It's giveaway time, and today I'm partnering with Anchor Bay Entertainment to bring you a giveaway that will make your 80s-loving heart skip a beat for the film SING STREET {now on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD & On Demand}.

As a former music columnist I love anything having to do with the music scene and burgeoning bands. And when you toss in an 80s setting? Le've basically won. me. ova. So what is Sing Street?

ABOUT THE MOVIE: SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher.

He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina {Lucy Boynton}, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised - calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos.

Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s {ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN} life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

Sounds a little Almost Famous meets Pretty In Pink, yes? Then you are going to L-O-V-E the prize pack!

To celebrate the soundtrack-driven coming of age tale {you'll love the trailer!}, cat eyes & skinny jeans has partnered with Anchor Bay Entertainment to bring one {1} reader a SING STREET Film Prize Pack that includes: a $25 iTunes Gift Card to purchase the official SING STREET soundtrack, and a Copy of SING STREET on DVD. Prizing courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Find out where you can purchase your copy of SING STREET on Go Watch It!

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Good luck babes!


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