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A Close Shave with Harry’s

September 1, 2017

IMG_6380 IMG_6383 IMG_6377Y’all, I am a changed women! My shaving routine will seriously never be the same again. I have recently been trying out Harry’s razors and I am in love! Seriously I cannot say enough good things about this razor.

When Harry’s first e-mailed me asking about my shaving routine I was honestly a little skeptical. I’ve been using Intuition razors for quite awhile now and I love them. They moisturize as I go and they handle coarse underarm hair no problem. The shave isn’t crazy close, but what razor really gets that close of a shave anyway? (or so I thought!) Harry’s at first was just asking about my shaving experience and they never asked for a blog post. So I thought why not try one, if I hate it I haven’t agreed to anything yet.

Then the box arrived at my door…I was behind on blogging so it sat in my room for a bit. The next week we helped a couple move apartments and they actually used Harry’s razors! I mentioned how I would be trying one out soon and the girl raved about them saying how she actually used it and not her husband. This peaked my interest, so I came home and pulled our the razor. My sisters boyfriend actually saw the box in the bathroom that day and mentioned he had used them and loved them too.

The packaging alone is actually really nice. The design is very modern and clean and everything is really cohesive. From the box it arrives in, to the shaving cream, and the razor everything is branded super well! I chose to receive the olive green Truman set since I felt like it was gender neutral.

Now let’s get to the actual shaving experience…Oh boy! This razor is fantastic. The shave is seriously so close I could skip a day between shaving if I wanted. I tend to get cold throughout my day so I usually get stubble really quick and shave everyday, but I could totally skip a day while using Harry’s. The razor actually moves along the curves of a leg great as well! Almost every time I get a new razor or replace a razor head I cut myself that first use. I didn’t with Harry’s! It was a close shave, and no cuts.

I did use the shaving cream it came with and that was pretty nice too. I shave in the shower and I had a problem with the shaving gel sliding off before it became cream and would stick. I think this is just because it’s created for a face without water running on it, but if you’re fast enough to rub it all over this isn’t an issue. Also the shaving cream does smell like a man. Since Harry’s was created with men in mind that is their thing. Talking to the representative though about this and she told me they are working on creating a lighter or non scented type of cream. Harry’s is based as a men’s razor company, but they aren’t just for men at all! The razor blades and the way they talk about the company is simply to change the shaving experience, and man have they!

Something that I really appreciate about Harry’s is that you can do a subscription service where they deliver new heads to your door. For someone who is frequently on the go or forgets to buy new razors this is super beneficial. However, I’ve also seen Harry’s razor sold in Target! To me that is awesome because I like to use my razor heads for a long time. I really wear them down. By not only selling online I can buy new ones at my own timing and convince.

I started this shaving experience really hesitantly and not planning to fall in love at all. I seriously don’t think I’ll go back to a different razor ever again!

Thank you Harry’s for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Beauty

VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream Review

August 9, 2017

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Recently I’ve started looking into eye creams. I’ve been the girl who watches youtube videos and reads the beauty articles, and I am well aware that your 20’s is the time to jump on the anti aging train. So here I am into my 20’s trying to figure all this stuff out! There is literally so many options out there! Your under eye area is super important and where most people really show wrinkles here first.

Enter VIIcode. I’ve seen countless bloggers use their under eye masks so when they reached out to me about trying their under eye cream I was totally willing. Their website says that the cream “uses an ‘exclusive ‘T2’stone mortar extraction process’, which facilitates the healing and regeneration of damaged skin cells near the eyes by protecting this delicate area of the face and by fading away the first visible signs of aging.” Pretty much it speeds up the process of regeneration of the skin by your eyes.

Something I really appreciated about the VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream was that the ingredients are all natural. Elderberries, which makes your skin glow and appear more youthful, Jojoba Oil, which lessens the appearance of wrinkles while keeping your skin hydrate, and Evening Primrose, that boosts blood circulation. All of these things are pluses to me! The one thing that was hard for me is that the cream is very fragrant. It smells amazing, but when I am headed to bed I have a harder time sleeping when the things on my face have a potent smell. That’s just me though so if you don’t care this works great! The cream itself works really well. Just after one night of use I could feel a more tightness and thought that I looked more awake the next day. I could also tell that it’s very hydrating. Some mornings my skin just feels blah and tired, but while using the VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream I almost always woke up with more of a bounce to it (your water intake helps with this too!). Overall I was pretty impressed with how quickly I felt and saw a difference.

The price is a little steep but a little goes a long way! So when you see how little you use every night the cream will last you months if not even a full year! That makes a one time purchase totally worth it!

Do you use an eye cream currently? If so, what do you use?

Thank you VIIcode for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Beauty

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation Review

July 19, 2017

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation

Influenster recently sent me a complimentary Laura Mercier Vox Box featuring their newest foundation: The Flawless Fusion Foundation. Being that I have oily acne prone skin I am so picky about my foundation! I don’t like any cakey, but full coverage is a must! I also really need coverage that stays on all day and doesn’t melt away. Nothing is worse than seeing yourself halfway through the day and wondering where the heck your make up went. 

The description that the Flawless Fusion Foundation has is pretty impressive, and I was curious to try it out and see if it actually proved to be true. The card that it came with said that it was a long wearing foundation that was weightless, had 15 hour wear, a matte finish, oil free, and transfer resistant. All of these are some pretty high things to claim. I mean transfer resistant alone is a big plus!

I’ve bene using The Flawless Fusion Foundation for a little over a week now, and man am I impressed! I don’t have to pump out very much (about two pumps) to get the coverage that I love. It goes on so thin and I don’t even feel like I’m wearing make up. It’s hard for me to describe it, but it just feels so soft during application. It dries pretty fast so I do have to buff it in quickly. I usually work check to check, then forehead down. So once I apply it to my skin I buff in quickly and make sure it’s blended well before heading to the next area. The coverage is definitely matte, and I don’t feel like it disappears as the day continues. Seriously, so impressed by this stuff!

I received the shade 2N2 Linen. It’s a little more bronze than I am, which totally works for summer, but I may have to go down a shade in winter.

Thank you Influenster and Laura Mercier for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Beauty

Drugstore Mascara’s I’m Loving

July 5, 2017

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Mascara is a beauty product that I just don’t think I could go without. The difference a coat of mascara can make is huge! It can help you go from tired eyes to looking awake with just a few flicks of the wand. I am super picky about my mascara! I usually go for mascara that gives me volume, and spreads out my lashes, and am not at all a fan of anything clumpy. I also like to make sure that the mascara doesn’t flake off throughout the day. All of those points usually help me narrow down my options. I thought I’d share some of my recent drugstore mascara finds that I’m loving.

L’Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara

Now this mascara is one I am sure you have heard people rave about before. And yes, I am going to rave about it too. I rarely branch out from Maybelline when shopping mascara at the drugstore. Yet, I couldn’t resist trying out this mascara and seeing if the hype was actually totally right. Well…it is! This stuff is amazing! I know they also have a primer, but I haven’t tried that. This mascara totally volumizes your lashes, and leaves them looking really thick. I haven’t found it to be clumpy at all. Totally love this stuff, and am on the band wagon to buy it again!

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Mascara

Now onto my love of all things Maybelline mascara. The Colossal is just a good tride and true buy. If you are ever unsure and in a hurry picking this baby up off the shelf is a good go to. My mom and sister have used this one before as well and I know they feel the same. It gives you volume, but can be a little thick. I’ve noticed that it does have to dry all the way before I can do anything else.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

I just recently purchased the Lash Sensational. A few bloggers I follow have mentioned it, so I thought I’d branch out and try it. The wand itself is a little different with the curve that it has. I usually go for a straight full wand, since I feel like that is what gives me the most volume. However, this one totally fans out my lashes! I am still learning the best way to use the curved wand, and I think it is something that if you haven’t used before you have to get used to. Yet, on the days when I feel like I get it right my lashes look amazing!

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara

The Rocket is a mascara I have bought a few times. I like the waterproof formula over the regular one so this is just about the only waterproof mascara I ever buy. I don’t wear it often because of that, but it’s my go to when I know I’m going to be in the water, or crying. I’ve worn this to weddings, the beach, and even pool parties. It doesn’t flake or run at all! I do however, feel like I need the heavy duty remover to get the stuff off at the end of the day.
Have you used any of these? What are some go to mascara’s you love? I always love hearing other’s suggestions!

Beauty, Style

Holiday Look Head To Toe

December 6, 2016

Red Holiday Dress

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Red Holiday Dress

Is there anything better than getting your hair and make up done? Seriously when someone else does my make up I always walk away not understanding what they do that is so different than what I do everyday. However if you just look at my face in this post it is just wayyyy better! It’s all thanks to a friend of mine, Elly, who went to cosmetology school. Seriously, you guys she is amazing at what she does!

Obviously, this is much more make up than I am used to, but I think that’s one of the fun parts of the holidays. Getting dressed shouldn’t just be about the outfit you put on. I know…shocker, coming from a fashion blogger…the clothes are important but getting dressed up is fun to do from head to toe! Do your hair different than you normally would, and apply that contour you don’t normally. I’ve already been to a few holiday parties this year, and I am sure y’all still have some on your calendars. Have fun with them! Pull out that dress that is a little out of your comfort zone and rock it. I know you can do it!

Dress: Forever 21
Purse: Target
Heels: Tobi (Last seen here)

Beauty

Nip + Fab Skin Dragon’s Blood Fix Review

November 22, 2016

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It has taken me wayyyy too long to try out and review these products. I apologize! I’m always super hesitant to try stuff out because I struggle with acne so much. However, as I did my research into Nip+Fab I found out that Kylie Jenner absolutely loves the plumping serum and now I totally know why. I wish I hadn’t waited so long. This stuff is incredible!

So what is “dragon’s blood?” That’s honestly the real question because I am not just going to put random stuff on my face. It’s the sap from the Croton Lechleri tree which helps hydrate, calm, protect and plump the appearance of skin. So far I have used the mask and serum, but I’ll tell you what the other pieces of the line does.

The Dragon’s Blood Fix Mask is a hydrating gel mask which is suppose to help “reduce the look of wrinkles and refine the skin’s appearance for a brighter, more youthful looking complexion.” You can either use it for 10 minutes and wash it off or sleep in it over night. I was expecting a tingling feeling, but nothing of that sort happened at all. It went on really easy and almost has a warm sensation to it. The smell reminded me of mens after shave. My face definitely felt more hydrated after using it.

The Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Serum smooths the skin and also adds a little extra hydration.  It left my skin with a silky feeling rather than oily which I appreciated. I’ve bee wanting to add a serum into my routine, but was always really nervous and this gave me a chance to try one. Honestly, the serum felt very similar to a primer and is meant to be applied before moisturizer. It says it fills in fine lines and wrinkles, as it plumps and smooths, but I think I’ll have to wait a few years to see if it actually helps that. 

Being that these two products are the ones I have tested so far I am really impressed. They have left my skin feeling and looking great over the last few weeks. I even think they have faded some of my dark spots. I’m going to keep using them and we’ll see how they continue to do.

The other two products are the Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads and the scrub. The pads are great to get rid of extra make up after you have cleansed your skin. One side of the pad is textured and the other is flat so it’s nice when you don’t feel like going the extra mile to use the scrub to exfoliate.

While this post is sponsored all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Beauty

Let’s Get Cleansing – Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

October 13, 2016

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Let’s talk about skin care. My skin is troubled. It has been for many years now. I’ve dealt with acne since I was about 17 and I am so careful about what I use and put on my skin. I am always diligent to wash my face in the morning and at night; and oh, forget about going to bed with makeup still on! That would absolutely never happen! However, as anyone who is a clean skin fanatic like me, your skin just never feels clean or fresh enough.

Now enter into the picture, Clarisonic. I was thrilled to partner with Clarisonic and try out the Mia 2.

There is seriously so many fun and great things about it. This type of brush, cleanser, and mask that came with the Mia 2 are all related to their DeepPore line. The mask is seriously amazing by itself, but even better when you wash it off with the brush. The Deep Pore Cleanser and Mask are meant to remove impurities, help control oil and refine enlarged pores. I definitely noticed that my pores were smaller and tighter after using the mask.

Being that I am really picky about my skincare, and I was already using the Roden + Fields acne line, I just worked in using the Clarisonic Mia 2 into my everyday routine. First, I would use a make up wipe and remove all of my makeup and eye makeup from the day. Then, I would wet my face and rub my choice of cleanser all over. Once my face was covered, I would turn on the brush and use as directed.

There are a few features about the Clarisonic Mia 2 that really stood out to me. One, is that it has a built in timer to tell you how long to use the brush on your face. Your forehead and chin are each 20 seconds, with 10 seconds on each cheek. The Clarisonic beeps to tell you to move to the next spot as you cleanse. I thought that was so awesome! This way you know you aren’t over-cleansing or under-cleansing, and each area of your face gets exactly what you need. I also loved that I could use the Clarisonic in the shower. It’s completely sealed, so there’s no worry of getting water in a spot I’m not suppose to. Thirdly, I love that I can change out the brush head. Everyone’s skin changes as time passes and as we age. Clarisonic has a variety of brush heads for exactly the type of skin that you have!

Overall, I was thrilled with my Clarisonic Mia 2! It’s so useful and makes my skin feel like I did the best job cleaning it that I could. I think with Christmas coming up, it would be an awesome gift for a friend or anyone you know who is really into taking care of their skin. If you’re into early gift buying like me, you can use code HERCAMPUS for 15% off your purchase until November 20! Don’t miss out.

While this post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media all thoughts and opinions are my own.