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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Beauty Box Throw Down: BoxyCharm Aug 2019 vs Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Aug 2019

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Hey Guys,
I've decided to add a new addition to my blog when it comes to beauty reviews. Today will be my first Beauty Box Throw Down. As many of you know, I have been subscribed to BoxyCharm for a few years now and do monthly box reviews. I recently signed up for Ipsy's Glam Bag Plus and this will be my second month getting that box. Since I am signed up for BoxyLuxe I will only be doing this when I get both boxes that are comparable in price. Beauty Box Throw Down will be very similar to the regular reviews that I do where I show the products, link the products, share my thoughts, and the box total value. However, the difference with this is that I will also let you guys know which box that I think is a better value. So lets jump right in!
Beauty Box Throw Down: BoxyCharm Aug 2019 vs Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Aug 2019
First I'm going to share my thoughts on my BoxyCharm for August! For those of you unfamiliar with BoxyCharm, it is a monthly beauty subscription box. You receive 4-5 FULL SIZED products each month. The subscription is $21.00 a month and usually has a theme. They also offer an upgraded box every quarter called BoxyLuxe. This is an additional $28.99 a quarter.  The theme for August is "Totally Boxy". I was pretty excited to see that a Becca Powder and Tarte Mascara was going to be featured in the box.  Keep reading to see what I got and to hear my thoughts. Also, make sure to check out the discount codes below for the month!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

OOTD: Newport Vineyards

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Hey Guys,
I have recently taken the time to capture more of my OOTD (outfit of the day) so that I can share them with you. These kind of posts are always fun and allow me to style pieces rather than just show you clothing that I purchased in a haul video. I am going to do my best to share these type of posts at least once a month or once every other month. It will depend on how many blog posts I get up and if the weather is willing to cooperate or not (as well as if Colin is willing to take the pictures lol). While I love fashion, I am not standing outdoors in the winter with no jacket on just to get a shot. So as of right now, while the weather is warm and the days are longer plan to see more of these type of posts.

Colin's sister came home to visit from L.A. so we decided to do something fun that weekend. We went to Newport Vineyards in Middletown, RI. I didn't think to take any pictures of the grounds but wanted to share my experience with you guys as well as my fashion for the day.
OOTD: Newport Vineyards
Colin and I are huge wine lovers and attend tastings as much as we can. I've been to a few wineries in MA and think that they are such a fun day trip. I went to Newport Vineyards a couple of  years ago and have wanted to go back ever since. I really enjoyed the wine there and the vineyards are beautiful. They have a couple of restaurants onsite. They also have a brewery for people who are more into beer (or would like to check out both)!

It was the perfect day to go and be outside. The weather was in the low 80's and sunny. We did a wine tasting first where we got to try 6 wines. It did get a little hot in the sun doing the tastings but luckily they had canopies to stand under. We grabbed lunch at the Taproot Brewing Company which is part of the same building as the winery. I liked that you could purchase flights to sample different wines/beers however, I wish I went to Brix Restaurant instead. They just had more offerings food wise. One side note...if you are ordering the cheese board at either places; 3 choices of cheese legit gives you 3 little pieces of cheese lol. The last time I was here I remember getting more but things have changed a lot since then. We were really surprised when our cheese plate came for the 3 of us to share. It  only included  3 little pieces of cheese with some jam, nuts, and bread. Don't get me wrong; it was good but the serving was enough for maybe one person and definitely not three. On the other hand, the Bacon and Taproot Beer Cheese dip was amazing. Overall, it was a great day and I highly suggest checking out this winery if you are in MA /RI or visiting the area!


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Review: Fumi x Juvia's Place The Queen Collection

*PR Samples. However, the thoughts and opinions in this post are my own. I am always 100% honest in my reviews for all products discussed on my blog. This post contains referral links. That means if you click on my link and buy something, I will earn a small credit from the advertiser at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting Leopard Lace and Cheesecake! 

Hey Guys,
Today I want to share the new Juvia's Place collection with you! I was super excited last week to get an email informing me that I would be getting a package from Juvia's place. I filled out a PR form a while back so it was a nice surprise. For those of you unfamiliar with Juvia's Place it is a beauty brand that caters to people of color. The beauty industry hasn't always kept women of color in mind when creating beauty products. Juvia's Place was created by Chichi Eburu to fill that void and not only offer high quality yet affordable beauty products to people of color but for people of all colors. 
Review: Fumi x Juvia's Place The Queen Collection
The new collection is a collaboration with Fumi Desalu-Vold who is an actress, model, blogger, and YouTuber. This collaboration has been in the works for about two years and finally launched last week. Fumi wanted to create a collection that not only stayed true to her style/essence but one that also represented the strength and beauty of women world wide; thus the Fumi x Juvia's Place Queen Collection was born. Keep reading to learn about each of the products in the collections as well as my thoughts on the palette that I received!


Monday, July 29, 2019

Review: Femme Luxe UK

*PR Samples. I was sent these items in exchange for a blog post. However, the thoughts and opinions in this post are my own. I am always 100% honest in my reviews for all products discussed on my blog. 

Hey Guys,
Today I wanted to share some pieces that I got from the UK based women's clothing store Femme Luxe. They reached out to me asking if I was interested in trying out some of their clothing in exchange for sharing them with my readers. I love trying out new clothing brands and sites so this was a great opportunity to do so. Their clothing is trendy, sexy, and luxurious but at the same time their prices are affordable.

They have a ton of matching Co Ords which you can check out HERE and lounge wear sets which you can check out HERE

Their sizing is UK sizes which is a different than US sizes so you have to make sure you read the sizing charts etc before figuring out your sizes. They have conversion charts all on their site.

Here are the standard conversions:

UK 6 8 10 12

US  2 4 6 8

I am normally a size 6/7 in US sizes for pants, dresses etc. I sometimes have to go up a size in jeans if they fit too snug. According to my measurements and the charts I should be a 12 however, I spoke with a customer service agent who was very helpful and she suggested a size 10 since I was ordering loungewear and the jeans that I chose have stretch.

Here are the items that I picked up:

Dusty Pink with White Stripe Lounge Wear Set- Lexi $48.00 US/$42.04UK
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I was immediately drawn to this lounge set when I first saw it. It looks really cute and I love the colors. As mentioned above, I went with a size 10 which equates to a US 6. I'm really happy that I did because the outfit fit like a glove. I think going up to a 12 the outfit would have been too big. The material is really nice. It reminds me of a material of a track suit. This is a super cute outfit to lounge around or run errands in!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Review: BoxyCharm July 2019

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Hey Guys,
Today I'm going to share my thoughts on my BoxyCharm for July! For those of you unfamiliar with BoxyCharm, it is a monthly beauty subscription box. You receive 4-5 FULL SIZED products each month. The subscription is $21.00 a month and usually has a theme. They also offer an upgraded box every quarter called BoxyLuxe. This is an additional $28.99 a quarter.  The theme for July was "Au Naturale". I was again not too excited about the spoilers I saw for this month before it shipped out. Keep reading to see what I got and to hear my thoughts. Also, make sure to check out the discount codes below for the month!
Review: BoxyCharm July 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Review: FabFitFun Box Summer 2019

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Review: FabFitFun Box Summer 2019
Hey Guys,
Today I'm going to share my Summer FabFitFun Box. This is my fourth box so I have officially been subscribed for a full years worth of FabFitFun! For those of you unfamiliar with FabFitFun its a quarterly subscription that you get every season. The box is filled with beauty, fashion, home, and lifestyle items and the fun part is you are able to pick some of the items! There are a handful of items that everyone gets then there are 3 items regular quarterly subscribers are able to pick (you usually have 2 choices to pick from). If you purchase a year in advance you are able to pick 5 items in your box. You also have the option to add on additional products. I really like the variety this box offers. Keep reading to see what I got!
Review: FabFitFun Box Summer 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Review: Fenty Beauty Lil' Bronze Duo

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Hey Guys,
Today I'm going to share my thoughts on the Fenty Beauty Lil' Bronze Duo. I picked this up a while back during a sale and realized I never got around to reviewing it. I really love that Fenty Beauty offers a bunch of little mini deluxe size sets. It allows you to try out these products before committing to the full size ones. Also, if you are like me, you have so much makeup that you don't necessarily need the full sized product. I previously reviewed another mini Fenty set called the Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face set which you can check out HERE. Keep reading to hear what I thought about the Lil' Bronze Duo!
Review: Fenty Beauty Lil' Bronze Duo
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