My Pretty Obsessions | Lifestyle Blog: February 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Review: InstaNatural | Peppermint & Lemon Essential Oils*

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Have you ever spent hours and hours on Pinterest, finding creative DIY recipes whether it be for your home or for your personal beauty use and get frustrated because you're always missing just that one ingredient? No? Just me?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

evian® Giveaway! [CLOSED]

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evian® is giving away 20 two 5 oz Facial Sprays. Winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends 3/16/2015.

***Prizes are provided and sent by the company. The blogger hosting this giveaway is not responsible for notifying any winners nor mailing the prizes at all.***

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: Amara Organics | Vitamin C Serum*

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"Enjoy radiant, youthful skin again with our potent blend of ingredients, professionally formulated using the highest quality Vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic Acid available.

Forget the facelift, lasers, and chemical peels! Vitamin C has been shown to be just as effective at reversing the effects of time and environmental damage to the skin.

Notice brighter, smoother skin after your first use of our Vitamin C Serum. As the serum penetrates deep into your skin, you can feel confident knowing you are reversing skin aging and preventing further damage at the same time.

You deserve to have young, beautiful skin at any age, and now you can! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review: Pura D'or | Hair & Body Care*

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"For more than four years, Pura d'or has been growing a culture planted on a natural set of values and beliefs. But when all is said and done it comes down to one unified mission—to create organic personal care solutions that naturally work.

All our ingredients are grown on trees, not in test tubes. Our products are artisanally handcrafted by a hybrid team of artists and scientists, not by machines. Some say that this is a step backward, but we believe that this is a step in the direction of how things should be.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Review: Stella & Dot Accessories

Stella and Dot, an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Our boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online. Our one of a kind collections are designed by celebrated New York designers and featured in Gossip Girl, In Style and Lucky Magazine as well as on the wrists and necklines of today's hottest celebrities. The Today Show, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have praised Stella & Dot for our innovative social shopping concept which brings together the best of e-commerce, social media, personal service and passionate earning to create the ultimate home based business for today's modern woman.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Review: InstaNatural | Retinol Moisturizer*

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  • "Maximum Strength Retinol - With a 2.5% concentration of Retinol (Vitamin A), InstaNatural's Retinol Moisturizer provides a strong dose of this renowned anti-aging antioxidant to deliver optimal results. It is the Perfect Night or Day Cream to Reduce Wrinkles and Other Signs of Aging - Hydrates Skin and Restores Even Skin Tone & Texture for a Youthful Radiance
  • Fights Wrinkles, Fine Lines & Hyperpigmentation - Vitamin A, along with Vitamin C and Green Tea, provide strong antioxidant power to fight against the signs of aging. These nutrients work synergistically to reverse the effects of sun exposure and other aggressors that damage the skin, leading to the development of wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and more. Use night and/or day to even skin tone and texture for a youthful radiance.
  • Reduces Blemishes and Breakouts - Vitamin A has also been known to help with blemishes. By removing dead skin and unclogging pores, Retinol can help control breakouts so you can achieve a clearer, smoother, flawless complexion.
  • Hydrates Skin - InstaNatural's Retinol Moisturizer formula contains a creamy blend of nourishing ingredients, such as Jojoba Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, and Shea Butter, which keeps skin well hydrated. Once applied, the retinol cream will leave your skin feeling soft and supple throughout the day.
  • Manufacturer Guarantee - InstaNatural is proud to back their products with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, no matter where you buy the products. If you are not completely happy with your purchase, please contact InstaNatural for a refund - no questions asked."

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review: InstaNatural | Retinol Serum*

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  • 2.5% Retinol Protection - Protect against the signs of aging with InstaNatural's powerful Retinol Serum that helps reduce the appearance of sun damage, deep wrinkles, dark circles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and more.
  • For a Smooth & Even Complexion - Soften blemishes, clear pores and remove dirt, grime and dead facial skin with a combination of Witch Hazel, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid that leaves your face feeling clean and renewed.
  • Supercharge Your Skin with Powerful Antioxidants - InstaNatural's potent blend of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Green Tea antioxidants work together to help repair damaged skin around the face, eyes and neck. Apply day and night for best results.
  • Offers Superior Hydration - Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, with moisturizing ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Jojoba Oil. Provides long-lasting hydration for softer, youthful-looking skin.
  • Manufacturer Guarantee - InstaNatural is proud to back their products with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, no matter where you buy the products. If you are not completely happy with your purchase, please contact InstaNatural for a refund - no questions asked.

Friday, February 13, 2015

#FOTD: Valentine's Day Makeup!

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In the picture, Urban Decay's "Streak" looks more pink but is more coral when you look at me face to face lol. I was aiming for a coral lip look even though the picture says so otherwise. Pinky coral lips paired with gold and light brown tone eyes is a fun and flirty look for any day but especially on Valentine's Day!


My sister-in-law is quite the fashionista! She is a Stella & Dot stylist and I'll be hosting a Stella & Dot online trunk show next Friday on February 20th! Stay tune because I'll have a blog post about Stella & Dot before the event! If you're interested in attending, please leave me your email address and FB name in the comments below and I'll make sure to send you an invite! =)

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Review: InstaNatural | Dead Sea Mud Mask*

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    InstaNatural’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. 

    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.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    Review: VII | O2M Oxygen Eye Masks*

    "To awaken the eye skin cell viability and effectively keep the eye skin gloss, fade dark circles, firm the skin, eliminate wrinkles and puffiness."

    Friday, February 6, 2015

    #FOTD: Valentine's Day Makeup! Purple Eyes + Guerlain "Baby Rose" Lips


    Today is a wonderful Friday indeed because it's my baby boy's 3rd birthday! Allow me to take a moment (as if he will ever read this lol) to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HEART, MY LITTLE MAN, MY EVERYTHING!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

    It's been fun sharing some of my Valentine's Day makeup looks with y'all this week! I hope you've been enjoying! I'll have one or two more looks coming for ya right before the holidays so hang in there with me! =)

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    #FOTD: Valentine's Day Makeup! Classic Red Lipstick ft. NARS


    I really love red matte lips! Today's red is "Cruella" and it is a beautiful Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. The one disappointment I had was that this beautiful lippie bled on me after eating lunch with my tot and so I had to go and clean up the edges and reapply again.

    I rarely have "bleeding" moments with my lippies because I would prime my lips with my favorite primer before applying a lip color and despite of the primer, I was surprised to see how this still bled =(

    None the less, I still adore this Lip Pencil but will probably not reach too much for it since I do have my all time favorite matte red lippie in my stash too.

    Here's the breakdown of my #MOTD/#FOTD. I decided to pair the classic red lip with gold and brown toned eyes.


    Monday, February 2, 2015

    #FOTD: Valentine's Day Makeup! Bold Pink Lipstick ft. NARS


    The first Valentine's look I'm sharing is very simple and achievable for every day wear! If you're in a makeup rut or hurry and can't think of a makeup look, I suggest a winged liner and bold pink lips. It's simple and very pretty!