Friday, June 24, 2016

POPSUGAR Must Have June Box Review


I'm so excited!! I just received my first POPSUGAR Must Have Box!! All the products are fabulous! 



1. Natural Diamonds Printed Sarong by Hat Attack- Light-weight and easy to pack in your beach/pool bag. It is very versatile and can be tied many different ways. The fabric is soft and comfy. This is the perfect cover-up for the summer.
2. "Cheers" Gold Bottle Opener- by Sisters of Los Angeles- This gold bar accessory is perfect for the fanciest party at your house, display on your bar cart, or even to crack open some beers at a backyard BBQ. This is my favorite item in the box. I absolutely LOVE it and already have it on my bar cart in my house. I think it looks fun and chic.
3. Ridley's Game Room "Who Am I" Quiz- by Wild and Wolf- Team up with friends to guess the celebrity in this exciting, easy to play game that you can bring anywhere. Just pop it in your purse and be the life of the party. It is so fun to play.
4. Born on the 4th Nail Laquer- by NCLA- This red, white and blue glitter polish was developed with POPSUGAR. It is so cute! I'm definitely wearing mine for the fireworks on the 4th of July! And as a huge bonus, it is cruelty free!
5. Are you ready (For your close-up?) Compact- by Knock Knock- This is the cutest compact! It made me smile the minute I saw it. Perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.
6. Underarm Deodorant Wipes- by Pacifica- Staying fresh on the go has never been easier than with these travel friendly underarm wipes, which neutralize odors for hours. They are aluminum free and are a vegan formula.
7. Sriracha Pressels- They have less fat and sodium than other chip options and have a hint of spice. You can enjoy this yummy snack without feeling guilty.

I can't recommend this box enough! If you would like to sign up to try one click here.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post!!
POPSUGAR sent me this box to try. #Sponsored

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Degustabox Welcome Box Review



I was recently selected to receive a monthly Degustabox. I have always been somewhat weary of monthly packages as once the thrill and excitement of opening the box wears off you left wondering what this stuff is and do I really like it. Well that was not my problem with this introduction to Degustabox. 


 As you can see this is a full box filled with many spectacular treats, and some fun stuff to play with. So let's just jump right into some of the obvious favorites.





Haribo Sour Golden Bears - These are always a favorite treat.  Gummie bears have been a favorite candy of mine.  I've never tried the sour ones until now.  They are awesome! I'm going to take the rest of bag to the movies.  







           


              Wise Popcorn - The beauty of this product "Air Popped" No added 
               fats. Makes for a light and crunchy popcorn.  They sent two
               flavors: Sea Salt a standard salted popcorn, but everything is
               better with sea salt.
               The Cinnabon was very good. Made me wish my mall still had the
               store.

               





Briannas -  Vinaigrette salad dressing was definitely a fave.
I added it to a simple summer salad of spinach, feta cheese, and some walnuts.  It added the perfect zest.  Favorite part - Briannas has some Romano cheese in it, made it a standout dish.




 
Topo Chico - For those of you who have never had this bottled water from Mexico, you are surely missing out.  It has the most bubbles I have ever experienced in a drink and the flavor was very refreshing! Not what I was expecting, but now I am hooked.  I also made this little cocktail I had heard about before.
Simple directions:
One shot of clear Tequila, lots of ice, fill with Topo Chico, squeeze in some lime, and drop in a fresh slice of jalapeno (optional).





Soy Vay - Ok so with Soy Vay I first tried it as sauce to put on some grilled chicken and it was not what I hoped for.  However, I then used it as a marinade and found it's place my grilling specialties.  Very simple just marinade skewers of beef or chicken for at least an hour then grill them.  The heat makes the teriyaki into something incredible, loved it!



        Vita Coco - cold pressed and unrefined coconut oil is just simply  
        incredible.  I spread some to a piece of toast and it was great.  A
        bit sweet with just the right hint coconut.  Also put some on my
        hands to use as a moisturizer.  It worked great and my husband
        loved it, said it smelled like he was on tropical vacation.
                                                                      




 Orchard Valley Harvest - These are fab!  No GMO's and still fresh.
 The crunch was there with the nuts and the cranberries had just the
 right amount of chewiness. Love the fact something this healthy
 and simple is so convenient in single serving packs.    






             

               Jiff Peanut Butter with Cinnamon - WOW I got a bottle of Jiff!
               This one really brought back some memories of being a kid. I 
               have been so caught up in all the go for simpler foods that I totally
               forgot about Jiff. There is just some comfort and satisfaction in the
               rich smoothness of this peanut butter. The added cinnamon really 
               made it delicious. The hubs actually put some on a sliced apple
               for breakfast. Quick, easy, plenty of protein and tasty, what more 
               could I ask for. 




  
                        Elmhurst Harvest Real Almond Chocolate Milk - So on this one I
                        was a bit more skeptical. I have tried other nut milks and found   
                        them to have a peculiar thickness I did not enjoy. Elmhurst got it
                        right.  Without adding all the thickening agents (carregeenan)
                        Elmhurst found a way to make the almond milk creamy, yet still
                        lite, of course the chocolate made it so good. 

                       





 
 
        Honees Cough Drops - So here is the deal with this product. The
        Hubs loves the candy made by this company. It is simple honey
        filled hard candies from Italy. Now he finds they make a cough
        drop. He does not have a cough, but tried one with a lot of
        enthusiasm.  The menthol was not to strong but it will do the
        job for a cold.  With some peppermint, lemon, and eucalyptus
        a sore throat will be soothed.  Of course who needs a cough to
        he sweet honey in the center.  Never heard of anyone wishing they
        had a cough before.
        
      


I was so thrilled with everything in this box. It came packaged very nicely. All the glass bottles were wrapped in bubble wrap and tons of padding for the food. The Degustabox was filled with many goodies and was a super treat! I definitely recommend it to anyone that loves to try yummy new food. Here is a link to try this awesome goody box out, click here.

Thank you so much for my first Degustabox.  I look forward to receiving my next one.






Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Fun with a Striped Bow Top


Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great week! It's getting warmer here in Los Angeles so I'm in the mood for some summer fashions. This bow top is so cute!! I saw it on the SheIn website and knew that I needed to have it. Off the shoulder tops are really hitting the fashion trend this season. The top fits great, is very comfortable and a good quality for the affordable price. I thought it would be fun to pair this blue and white striped top with white jeans for a fun summery look. The blue fringe sandals are one of my faves (they are from last year), but they will definitely still be in rotation this year. So whether you are attending a backyard party, going to a yacht party (still waiting for that), or an elegant outdoor summer lunch this look is sure to be just right.











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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Kendra Scott



Recently I was invited to the new Kendra Scott store located at The Pointe in El Segundo, California. The Pointe is a beautiful new open air center filled with fabulous restaurants and shops. It is only fitting that Kendra Scott has a store located here. 

The Kendra Scott store is amazing! From the moment you step through the door it is as if you entered a dream boutique located in what would be the grandest closet you could ever imagine. Of course that is the feeling Kendra Scott wanted to convey as I was informed by the staff. Yes, the store is designed after Kendra Scotts' own closet. It is light and comfortable and full of the absolute most beautiful jewelry. 
  


So here is one of the coolest things ever. A color bar. Ok, so what that means is at this bar you may select any style necklace, bracelet, ring, ear rings anything in the store.  Next choose the color of the metal gold, silver, rose gold, or gunmetal. Then for the piece de resistance the stone, way too many colors and styles to describe here, but let me just say, if you can imagine it you can have it. Absolutely magnificent. A personalized piece designed by you. The gracious staff will put it together for you lickety-split.









Every detail of the Kendra Scott boutique has been meticulously laid out to make an amazing shopping experience. I love the displays, they definitely show the jewelry while the flowers next to them, or trays they are on, complement the jewelry like no other store. This picture above is a computer touch screen where you can mix and match all the colors of metals and stones. This is where you can preview what your custom jewelry will look like. It is SO cool!
 
There are some of the most fabulous murals at The Pointe. It really is a fun mall to go hang out in.

Thank you so much for reading my post. Is Kendra Scott one of your fave jewelry designers too?
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