The Two of Us Book Review

I could not put this book down! I seriously read it in like two days, and I would’ve sooner but I had to go to bed! This is the only book I have read by Victoria Bylin so I can’t wait to check out her others. Mia Robinson has been hurt badly after two broken engagements so she decides to make a change in her life. Her sister Lucy, whom she raised, spices things up by having a surprise wedding. Mia meets the best man and things change! The characters in the book are so real you’ll feel like your friends with them. Even the secondary characters feel so real and you feel invested in the book and their lives. The plot of the book is excellent. It has religion to it but not in an overbearing shove it down your throat way.

*I was given a copy of this book. The review is honest and entirely my own.

November & December 2014, Janurary & February 2015 Ipsy Reviews.

WOW! I can’t believe I’ve spaced off and neglected to post FOUR months worth of my Ipsy bags! Whoops…
Anyways…as you probably know by now Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription box. Each month you get 4-6 beauty products inside a makeup bag. If you’d like to subscribe to Ipsy, I’d appreciate you using my referral link. Plus it arrives each month in a pink bubble mailer!

November 2014 – Girl Meets Glitter
20141122_110702Elizabeth Mott you’re so FINE Eyeliner – J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint – Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base – TEMPTU S/B Highlighter – Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray. I absolutely LOVE the bag this month. Overall rating for this bag 3/5. I didn’t like the Wonder Lip Paint and how I wish the eyeliner was in black (that’s all I wear).

December 2014 – Thinking of You
20141219_113349CAILYN Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish – Sexy Hair 450° Blow Out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray Mini – tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara – Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser – NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm. Not the biggest fan of the bag this month. Overall rating of this month’s bag 3/5. Sick of seeing facial cleanser! Lots of repeat brands this month.

January 2015 – Fresh Start

20150124_114204I’m not really sure why this picture is in black & white. When I sent it from my phone to my computer is magically did that on it’s own!

Hikari Cosmetics Eye Liner – Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow – La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer – Velvet 59 Lipgloss – Elizabeth Mott  All Over Shadow Brush. Not a big fan of this bag either, it’s hard to tell but it’s white on one side, blue on the other, with a red zipper. Overall rating for this month 3.5/5. MORE silver eye shadow :(. Didn’t really like that lip gloss either.

February 2015 – #IPSYLOVE

20150214_104600Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray – Mitchell and Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil – Emite Make Up Professional Eye Lash Curler – City Color Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain – ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder. The bag this month was kinda cute. Overall rating for this month’s bag is 3/5. I won’t use the face oil, not a big fan of the volumizing spray or lip stain. But I’m very happy I received the eye lash curler!

InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask.

dead sea mud maskInstaNatural’s Dead Sea Mud Mask is an all-natural detoxifier and purifier that comes from the renowned and sacred Dead Sea. More than a million visitors each year flock to this extraordinary body of water in the Mediterranean, which contains many minerals beneficial to the skin, such as magnesium, sodium, bromine, potassium and calcium.  The formula also contains a blend of Organic Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera, Calendula Oil and Hickory Bark Extract which aid in providing excellent moisture to dry and irritated skin.

Once applied, this mud mask treatment starts working to absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin. It is great to expunge acne, pimples and blackheads. It also helps to restore an even skin tone for a smoother complexion. When used as a body treatment, the mud mask can soothe and relieve muscles aches and pains.

Whether used on the face or the body, our Dead Sea Mud Mask is a superb in-home spa treatment that will reveal more vibrant, refined, healthier skin.

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InstaNatural Cellulite Cream.

cellulite creamInstaNatural’s Cellulite Cream is a powerful solution uniquely formulated to help you achieve firmer, younger-looking skin. This topical cream contains a potent combination of Caffeine and Retinol, which evens out skin tone and texture by reducing the appearance of cellulite and dimples. Caffeine tones and tightens, while Retinol repairs and restores, so you can obtain long-lasting results for a firm and supple appearance.

Key Ingredients:
+ Caffeine
+ Retinol
+ Cocoa Butter
+ Shea Butter
+ Vitamin C
+ Vitamin B5

Simply apply morning and night, rubbing vigorously to affected areas, allow to dry and wah-la you’ll see results.

Makeup by One Direction.

Again Makeup by One Direction has released a great new product for young fans.

20150115_160634Brightly colored mascara, fingernail polish, and lip gloss!

The electroglam mascara includes three tubes in ‘does he know? (hot pink), ‘why don’t we go there’ (blue), and ‘story of my life’ (yellow). The mascara can be used on lashes and in hair.

The rock me nail varnish includes 3 polishes and 3 tubs of glitter. The colors are ‘happily’ (blue), ‘moments’ (pink), ‘Diana” (silver holographic). The glitter colors include: ‘star’ (holographic), ‘kicks’ (blue), and ‘not afraid’ (pink).

The liquilights glow gloss are UV reactive lip glosses. The colors included are ‘through the dark’ (red), ‘kiss you’ (orange), and ‘taken’ (pink). Each gloss changes color under UV light but I’ll leave the surprise color for you to find out…

InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask.

argan oil hair mask InstaNatural’s Argan Oil Hair Mask is a deep conditioning treatment designed to transform dry and damaged strands into soft, shiny, healthy hair. Its restorative ingredients – such as Argan Oil, Japanese Green Tea, Amino Acid Complex, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil & Vitamin B5 – work together to penetrate hair deep down and deliver ultimate nourishment and hydration to enhance texture and shine. This intensive blend full of organic ingredients also serves to strengthen hair to defend against heat damage and other external aggressors.
+Deeply conditions, strengthens and restores hair
+Provides superior hydration and nourishment
+Can be used daily as a standard conditioner
+Turns hair from lifeless and damaged to luxurious and voluminous
+Increases shine, softness and manageability

For use as a mask I recommend using a generous amount (more than your normal conditioner amount) apply to hair roots to tips. Leave in 10-15 minutes. Repeat weekly.

The formula is light enough that you could use it as a standard condition. It doesn’t weigh hair down or leave it greasy. After just one use you can feel and see quite a different. Hair will be smoother, fuller, shinier, and tougher. It really helped to nourish those hard to keep healthy ends.

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Kiss Instawave Automatic Curler.

OK people this thing is a game changer. I’ll be the first to admit curling my hair with a regular curling iron or wand was not my strong suit. But with the Kiss Instawave I can get flawless curls every time.

instawave-featuresAt first this curler looks a bit intimidating, but no worries it’s simple and easy to use. My biggest fear is that it would tangle by hair and it would burn it while I was trying to get it untangled, but that wasn’t at all the case! I have long hair (mid-lower chest length) and this worked no problem. It’s also great because you can pick how tight or loose you want your curls by wrapping your hair tighter or looser and it has a directional switch so you can pick which was the curl will spiral.

You can have beautifully curled hair in just 4 easy steps!
1) Hold InstaWave upright and place 1-2 inches of hair onto curler.
2) Press button to instantly catch hair and rotate curl barrel. Hold button until hair is fully around barrel, then release.
3) Allow barrel to heat hair for 3 to 10 seconds (time depends on style of curl and hair type).
4) Pull InstaWave gently downward to release a beautiful curl.


Currently InstaWave is available at Target and Ulta.