Have you tried ASP Quick Dip Kit?

Back in the day, I had acrylic nails like every other woman. I loved them because my nails were always on point and I really never had to worry about them. But on the other hand I completely despised going to the nail salon every two weeks, not only was I spending a lot of money getting my nails done but it was a painful process for me. Can anybody else relate?

First and foremost I hated the sound of filing or how it felt getting my nails filed, it is like nails on a chalkboard for me. Second, every time I would get my nails done I would get cut by the drills that the nail technicians use. So I decided to just take my acrylics off. I haven’t had them on in so many years because I refuse to go to the nail salon now.

So for years now, I have been doing my own nails. At least twice a  week I would paint my nails, and once a week I would give myself a manicure. I completely tried my best to keep my nails looking good, but my nails have always been so weak and brittle which is the reason why  I decided to start getting acrylics in the first place.

Recently I have been looking for something to do to help my nails or at least make them look good and last at least 2 weeks. I was talking with my mom about my nails and she mentioned that there is a process that I can get done at the nail salon that would allow me to have the acrylic look and feel without needing the use of a drill. So when I went to visit my mom we tried to find someone to do my nails and we had no luck,

When I made it back home, I started to do some research on how I can do my own nails (I am all about that #DIY life) myself. I read up on all sorts of processes and decided to try a system by ASP called Quick Dip kit and I purchased it from Sally’s Beauty Supply. Let me just say, I am pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use this system. The first time I tried it, my nails came out a thicker than I liked and there was a lot of filling involved in the process. But all in all, it was so much better for me than going to the nail salon.

So if you are looking for a DIY acrylic set, I would recommend you try this product. Also, this is totally not a sponsored post, I just really like the simplicity of this product.

Who Else Wants Affordable Prescription Glasses?

If you have been following me for a while; then you know that I have been wearing glasses forever, not because I want to, but because I have to. And before you even think about it or ask, YES I have tried to get Lasik Eye Surgery, but I do not qualify for the procedure just yet. I have to wait for the technology to get better or for my vision to change/improve. So until then, I am stuck wearing prescription glasses until then.

And of course, I can’t just get any glasses. My glasses frames have to be cute, stylish and tend to be more on the expensive name brand side. The way I see it, I have to wear my glasses 24/7 so they need to be what I want no matter the cost. Oh, and not to mention the cost of the lenses. Of course, in order for the lenses to fit into the frames, they must have all of these special materials, coatings, etc.   It gets pricey for one pair of eyeglasses.

Thank goodness for GlassesShop.com, I have had my eye on this website for quite some time, but I could not get myself to order a pair of eyeglasses online.

One…The prices were too good to be true.

Two…There is no way they can get my prescription in any of their frames. NO FREAKING WAY!

Three…How is the quality of the frames and lenses

I mean really? ordering prescription eyeglasses online…how good could they be?  Well to my surprise GlassesShop.com reached out to me to see if I would like to try out a pair of eyeglasses from their website.  And of course, I was like YES! I couldn’t turn down the offer.

I decided to go with a pair of sunglasses for my first pair of online prescription glasses. I figure sunglasses was the safest way to go.

The frames I chose are the “Edith Round” in black

And Oh My Goodness!!! I’m in love.

I absolutely love these sunglasses. The frames are great quality and seem to be very durable. The lenses, I was a bit nervous about, but the quality is actually pretty good. The lenses have some weight to them, but that was to be expected with my strong prescription. I am truly impressed. I can’t even believe I can get a whole pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses for under $100.00. WHAT?!?! That is unheard of in my world. And not to mention the quality of the glasses all around is amazing. I am so pleasantly surprised about how these prescription sunglasses turned out. I will definitely be ordering more prescription glasses from GlassesShop.com in the near future.

Thank you so much GlassesShop.com for opening my eyes to an affordable alternative to getting prescription eyeglasses. Where have you been all my life!

If you would like to try out a pair of glasses from GlassesShop.com here is an amazing coupon code to use to get 50% Off a pair of Eyeglasses and Sunglasses with FREE Lenses (Sale Frames Included). Just enter GSHOT50 at checkout.

Get Ready With Me: Valentines Day Date Edition

Hey Guys,

Here is my very first #GetReadyWithMe video. This is my Valentines Day Date Edition featuring clothing from Fashion To Figure #FTF. Products in this video are linked below.

I hope you enjoy!

Clothing From www.FashiontoFigure.com

Skirt: http://www.fashiontofigure.com/electric-floral-plus-size-scuba-skirt?

Shirt/Bodysuit: https://www.fashiontofigure.com/trina-wrap-front-plus-size-bodysuit

Bralette: http://www.fashiontofigure.com/cardia-plus-size-sports-bra?

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me in Coconut https://www.maybelline.com/face-makeup/foundation/fit-me-matte-poreless-foundation/coconut

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind in Medium https://www.maybelline.com/face-makeup/concealer/instant-age-rewind-eraser-dark-circles-concealer-treatment/medium
and Maybelline Fit Me in Café https://www.maybelline.com/face-makeup/concealer/fit-me-concealer/cafe

Contour Stick: Wet n Wild Contour in Where’s Walnut http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/face/megaglo-makeup-stick.html

Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay http://www.urbandecay.com/travel-size-eyeshadow-primer-potion-original-by-urban-decay/UD518.html?cgid=1_503#start=5&cgid=1_503

Eyeshadow Pallet: Forever 21 Eyeshadow Palette http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_beauty-makeup-eyes&ProductID=1000251019&VariantID=

Eyebrow Pencil: Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil in Black Brown https://us.rimmellondon.com/products/eyes/professional-eyebrow-pencil

Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless in Mocha https://www.maybelline.com/face-makeup/powder/fit-me-matte-poreless-powder/mocha

Bronzer: Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer https://www.maybelline.com/face-makeup/blush-and-bronzer/fit-me-bronzer/medium-bronze

Highlighter: e.l.f. Baked Highlighter & Blush in Rose Gold http://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/baked-highlighter-blush?dept=face-shimmer

Blush: Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Berry Shimmer http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/face/color-icon-blush.html

Mascara: Covergirl Queen Collection False Lash Drama https://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/queen-false-lash-drama-waterproof-mascara

Lip Liner: Essence Lip Liner in Honey Berry https://essencemakeup.com/products/lipliner

Lipstick: Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in In the Flesh http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/lips/megalast-lip-color.html

Setting Spray: e.l.f Makeup Mist & Set http://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/makeup-mist-and-set

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Influenster – #RefreshVoxBox Review

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to share that I received my first Influenster VoxBox and I am very excited to share my unbiased opinion on the products that I received in my Refresh VoxBox.

Let’s get started…

Beanitos Chips – Retail Price $3.49

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If you are looking for a healthy alternative to potato chips or tortilla chips, this may be the product for you. Beanitos Chips are naturally full of fiber, protein, free of preservatives, and completely non-GMO and gluten-free. I personally am not a fan of these chips as I am not a huge bean eater, I could definitely  tell that these chips are made of beans and I would not personally purchase these. But if you are a bean lover these would be perfect for you.

 

CoverGirl UltraSmooth Foundation – Retail Price $12.99-$16.99

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So I was so excited to try this foundation, but the color (860 Classic Tan) that I received was a bit lighter than my skin tone. So I really did not get to test the foundation the way that I wanted to, so I cannot give an honest review, but I will be purchasing this foundation in the correct color so that I can really try it out. But I must say, I did enjoy the texture and coverage that the UltraSmooth foundation gave me. The CoverGirl UltraSmooth Foundation has the innovative Olay serum in it and it comes with a smoothing applicator for you to apply the foundation to get a really smooth finish. So once I purchase the correct color for my skin tone I will give you all an updated review.

 

L’Occitane Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream – Retail Price $5.00 (8ml)/$28.00 (50ml)

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I happen to LOVE L’Occitane products, so when I saw that the Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream was in my #RefreshVoxBox I couldn’t wait to try it. I used this as a night moisturizer and day time moisturizer for my face, and I absolutely loved it. From first looking at the cream, I thought that the cream was going to be heavy on my skin and leave me feeling oily. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very light and not oily at all. I have continued to use this product  and will be repurchasing it once I run out.  So this is one product so far that I would definitely recommend.

 

Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques – Retail Price $1.49

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I recently have been trying  to face masques to add in my skin maintenance routine, and of course there was a Montagne Jeunesse Face Masque in my box. The face masque that I received was the Manuka Honey Peel Off masque. I tried this as soon as I finished filming my RefreshVoxBox Unboxing for my YouTube channel (click here to view). And oh my goodness, I instantly fell in LOVE with this masque. The texture was so smooth and the smell of honey was amazing. This masque left my skin feeling so fresh,  so clean and not to mention it peeled off so easy, I really enjoyed using this product so much.

I have seen the Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques everywhere lately and I will be purchasing this product as well as trying some of their other masques. I definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a great cleansing face masque.

 

Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars – Retail Price $1.49- $5.99

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I love a good nutrition bar and I received the Dark Chocolate Pretzel Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bar and I must say, it was pretty good. I wasn’t sure about this bar because I am not a dark chocolate girl, and I was like “Pretzel in a Nutrition Bar, WHAT?!”. I would recommend this bar to anyone who enjoys a good nutrition bar because it was so good.

 

Listerine Pocketpaks – Retail Price $1.40

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First of all let me say, I have tried these Listerine Pocketpaks in the past and I am not a fan of them at all. I cannot stand the texture of them dissolving on my tongue, it makes me cringe just thinking about it.  I know there are a lot of people out there that love these things but I am not one of them, so I would not recommend these. I much prefer the Listerine PocketMist over the Listerine Pocketpaks.

 

DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks – Retail $1.39

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I LOVE these things, I use them all of the time. I am so happy that I received this in my box because I was almost out of mine. The reason I love these DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks is because it is so much easier for me to floss with them and they are so gentle on my gums. I have tried other brands and regular floss as well, but I keep coming back to these. I recommend these to everyone especially if you have sensitive gums like me.

 

I hope you all enjoyed the review of my first Influenster #RefreshVoxBox.

Have a great week!

  “I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

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A new patient for Life

 

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I feel like I have been wearing glasses forever, okay since I was 6.  So yeah that is forever (about 25 years). And it seems like for the longest time as an adult I have been looking for a really great  Optometrist.

 

I have bounced around and around to so many different Optometrist,  I feel like I went to a new one every other year. I was trying to find an Optometrist who really cared about the health of my eyes,  and not to mention  I needed someone who really wanted to help  me understand what was going on with my vision and eyes.

 

And I finally found what I was looking for yesterday at Mira Mesa Optometry. I have walked by Mira Mesa Optometry at least once a week for the last 2 years, sometimes I even walked inside to see what new eyeglasses were  in style for the season.  About a month ago was the last time that I walked in to take a look at their inventory of eyeglasses, the staff that greeted me at the front desk were so friendly and helpful as usual and as I was chatting with them, I decided to make an appointment for an exam because I had been putting it off for almost a year (time seems to be going by so quickly).

 

So I went in for my appointment yesterday with my husband which was a Saturday (a definite plus in my book since I work full time during the week) and I was greeted by the front desk staff, who again were very nice and friendly. They provided me with great customer service and made me feel welcomed and  very comfortable. I couldn’t help but notice that everyone working at Mira Mesa Optometry had smiles on their faces and they all seemed happy to be there working. And for those of you who know me, you know  the first thing I look for anywhere I go is customer service. The ability for employees to provide customer service will make or break the experience for me, and I love that the customer service at Mira Mesa Optometry is consistently wonderful.  But the icing on the cake for me with my whole experience was meeting Dr. Orlando Guiang. He took the time to listen to me and what I thought was going on with my vision and he also took the time to go over my test results and educate me on what was going on with my vision and eyes. He explained everything in a way that I could understand and he answered any and all of the questions that I had for him. I must say that Mira Mesa Optometry has gained a new patient for life!

 

I would like to give a HUGE shout out to everyone at Mira Mesa Optometry, thank you so much for taking such good care of me yesterday. I would recommend anyone looking for a Optometrist to check out Mira Mesa Optometry.

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