College Fashion Week Fashion Show

This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. But, as always all opinions are my own!

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Thanks to the Her Campus InfluenceHer Collective, I was able to attend the College Fashion Week fashion show!

I’m pretty that this was the first event that I had ever attended where there was a VIP seat reserved for me with my name on it.

When I arrived at Space 57 and checked in, I was greeted with smiles, handed a press pass, and the most impressive goodie bag! You’ll definitely be seeing some of its contents in future blog posts. After the check in table, there was an exclusive CFW photo booth, custom sweets and, of course, a bar.

Then, once you walked into where the runway was located, were stations where guests could talk to the CFW brand partners. And more goodies! You could even get your eye brows shaped!

As for the fashion show itself, there were tons of looks presented by young up and coming designers. Maybe I’m just a sucker for the 80s, but the Bow and Drape portion was my favorite.

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September 2016 Must Have Box

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You know that feeling when you’re expecting a package and it finally comes? Well surprise packages are like a thousand times better! POPSUGAR sent me the September 2016 Must Have Box to try and while I probably should have been expecting it’s arrival, I totally wasn’t and an otherwise pointless walk to the mailbox was made worthwhile.

I don’t know why I didn’t already have a POPSUGAR Must Have Box subscription, but I’m very seriously considering it now! The contents include something I had just said I needed and a few products I already love.

A lot of times my clothes get cover in all kinds of lint. But I hate how lint removers don’t have some sort of cover. The Flint Retractable Lint Roller makes that a non-issue. It’s exactly what I needed!

While I didn’t need a manicure set, I like that this NCLA one comes in a cute small case and has everything I need to keep my nails properly trimmed on the go. I can now stop wasting my business cards (which I’m starting to run a low on…) to clean my nails.

I also didn’t need another black hat. This Jack + Lucy one reminds me of a rose though, so I love it!

Snacks are always good to have on deck. Especially good tasting, gluten-free ones. I don’t like dark chocolate, but I’m sure I know someone who will devour these delicacies.

Briogeo and Smith & Cult are two brands that I’ve tried and loved before. I’ve already almost gone through the Briogeo deep conditioning mask! And have found myself wear the Smith & Cult gloss in The Warning over matte reds to really make my lips pop.

Overall, the September 2016 Must Have Box is amazing and definitely worth at least trying. And I’m super excited to share a special coupon code with you so that you can. Use SHOP5 and get $5 off your first Must Have Box!

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Travel Skincare Set

On The Go Glow Set

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If you remember nothing else about me, just know that I completely and utterly adore Katherine Heigl. If there’s a movie and she’s in it, I own it. And have probably watch it over a thousand times.

One of her favorite products is Hydropeptide’s Exfoliating Cleanser.

When I was planning my trip to visit Gabby in Nantucket, I realized that I didn’t have any travel skincare. Sure, I had a ton of random samples, but nothing that really went together.

Hydropeptide’s On-the-Go Glow Travel Set not only comes with a travel size version of Katherine Heigl’s favorite Exfoliating Cleanser. But also their Pre-Treatment TonerFace Lift MoisturizerEye Authority Eye Cream, and Purifying Mask.

I mean, the set has literally everything you need when you’re traveling. It even comes in it’s own cosmetic case!

What I really like most about the set (other than the was it makes my face look and feel), is how luxurious everything in it smells! Seriously, I felt like I was at the most amazing spa.
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College Fashion Week

This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. But, as always all opinions are my own!

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If you live in Boston (or even within driving distance) and you love fashion, but missed the Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row event in Downtown Crossing, don’t worry.

Tomorrow is College Fashion Week! The tickets don’t cost much at all. And you can get them here.

This is Her Campus Media’s fifth year of hosting College Fashion Week. The can’t miss fashion event will take place Saturday, September 24th from 6PM until 9PM at Space 57, and is to include four fashion shows with ten looks each, presented by young local emerging fashion  designers. Such as, My Social Canvas, Foray, Ali & Ariel, Frill Clothing, and Bow & Drape. Networking opportunities with both other Boston fashionistas, as well as the many brands that have partnered with Her Campus Media to make this event possible.

Interested in knowing which brands? You can view the complete list of sponsors here.

Some brands include:

Fitbit
Drybar
Rebecca Minkoff
Vince
Bertha Watches
Perfumania

I can’t even begin to tell you which one I’m most excited about, because I’m just that excited about them all!

I’ll be there the whole time, and I really looking forward to seeing some of you there. If you go (which you totally should), make sure to come up to me and say hi!

Seriously, the goody bags (which are included in the ticket price) will have over $900 worth of swag.

Can’t wait to share my recap of College Fashion Week afterwards. Stay tuned!

 

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The Radiant Finish Kit

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The Radiant Finish Kit

Did I need The Radiant Finish Kit? Probably not. BUT a Beauty Blender goes for about $20 and the kit was $26, so I figured why not add it on to my August 2016 Birchbox.

I almost did a Splurge or Save post with a dupe for the Beauty Blender. I am SO glad that I didn’t! Because, while I love using sponges in general, the Beauty Blender was legit on a whole new level for me!

But, what really sold me on the kit was the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair primer. I love the Jane Iredale mascara and lash primer, so naturally I wanted to try more from the line.

The Radiant Finish Kit is a $50 value. Well worth the $26 I paid!

See a specific sample that interests you? Let me know in the comments and I can tell you more about it!

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My August 2016 Birchbox

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August 2016 Birchbox

You guys, I honestly can not even remember if my August 2016 Birchbox was the feature box for the month or if I picked a sample. Given my past Birchbox selections, I’d say it’s safe to assume it’s the feature box, but I could be wrong.

What I am sure about is that my love for Living proof. has grown exponentially, that stila is the bomb dot com.

I will always love Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle and I need to make these Acure cleansing towelettes a reoccurring purchase.

Ok. I have some news. I have officially decided not to renew my Birchbox subscription for 2017.

Partly, because I am trying to minimize the excess crap I have in my life and samples have taken over my vanity. It’s making me feel like a hoarder and I just can’t.

Finish up the year won’t be an issue. I really do enjoy getting my Birchbox every month.

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle | $24
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow | $28
Acure Organics Coconut and Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes | $7
HUM Nutrition Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder | $39
Living proof. No Frizz Nourishing Oil | $38
stila Matte About You Liquid Lipstick Trio | $20

Make sure to let me know in the comments, if you want to hear more about any of these samples!

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Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; but as always, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row

I may not be going to NYFW this year, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not getting my fashion fix.

Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row is bringing Fashion Week to Boston!

Get a preview of the latest Macy’s Fall Fashion looks from you favorite designers. One on one style advice from Macy’s pros. It’s supposed to be one of the biggest shopping parties of the season! Trust me, you won’t want to miss it. I know I don’t.

For more information on this event or to find a location near you visit: http://bit.ly/MacysFrontrow16

If you’re in Boston, I hope to see you there. And if you see me, make sure to come say hello!

Can’t make it? Follow along via #MacysFrontRow. I’ll also be live tweeting while I’m there, so if you’re not already following me on Twitter!

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Follain Finds: Jane Iredale Mascara + Primer

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Jane Iredale Mascara

Mascara hoarding is something I’ve been trying to cut back on. But finding just one or two that I love far above the rest isn’t something I’ve been able to narrow. Until discovering this Jane Iredale duo at Follain.

It was important to me to have a clean beauty mascara solution, that also lasts throughout the day. And the Jane Iredale mascara and lash conditioning primer do exactly that. Lashes with volume, that last throughout the day? I thought it was impossible. Plus, safe enough to wear every day, without having to worry about harmful chemicals? Amazing!

These aren’t the only green beauty products I’d recommend but they are two of my top picks. Whenever you make a purchase at Follain, they include samples to try. The same goes for when you attend one of their events. I’ve never had to purchase this mascara and primer, I’ve gotten enough samples of them to last me quite a while.

The primer also worked great with other mascaras. I don’t wear it everyday, just when I want a little extra volume or have a long day ahead of me.

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Donuts, Rosé + My Wig Wardrobe

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Donuts and RoséDaisy Natives t-shirtDonuts and Rosé outfitPrada Sunglasses from DittoMy Wig Wardrobe

T-Shirt: Daisy Natives (similar) | Jacket: Forever 21 (similar) | Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Zara (similar) | Sunglasses: Prada

There are times when doing my hair is something I just can’t do. Like, legitimately. Not even a ponytailMy Wig Wardrobe is the solution. Celebrities have turned to wigs for ages, and today most beauty YouTubers do as well. Whether you’re looking to cover up a bad hair day, switch up your look or protect your natural hair, you need a wig. Or, even better, a wig wardrobe!

I’ve tried a number of subscription services (including Ditto for these sunglasses), and My Wig Wardrobe is the first online wig subscription program.

In addition to celebrity inspired hair looks, all subscribers also gain access to a private Facebook group, where the owner, Yondel Gilfurt, shares beauty hacks and hair industry secrets! Since I know next to nothing about wigs, I love that Yondel does live videos explaining how to make them look natural. She also shows you how to care for your wigs. Which is important so you can wear it again and again.

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August 2016 Loves

August 2016 Loves

When I was sent Momoup products to review, I thought yay for more Korean beauty products to try! Then, after opening on of the makeup removing wipes and discovering that even packet was a two pack, I thought how wasteful. But when I used them, I realized two things. One, that the amount of material is actually less than that of wipe and two I love them! I could not stop talking about them (or telling my friends).

During my trip to Nantucket to visit Gabby, I told myself I wasn’t going to go shopping. But I couldn’t resist stopping in some of my favorite shops. Like Crane & Lion, where I picked up this Maria Shireen Bittersweet hair tie bracelet (hair tie included). This purchase was justified because I needed a souvenir, and had been wanting a hair tie bracelet.

I’ve partnered with Happy Socks to put a little pep in my step (and color on my Instagram). No show socks don’t have to be boring and these have a serious shoe saver!

As a self-proclaimed crazy plant lady, my indoor garden is growing. I’ve been doing some research (a la Pinterest) on succulent care and propagation. Hopefully my green thumb is successful…

Anything with miracle in the name is setting the stakes pretty high. OGX is one of my most used hair brands and their Miracle In-Shower Oil is, well, miraculous. It provides extra moisture for my hair AND my body! This two-in-one product is my current absolute favorite.

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