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Zitsticka c/o || Loungewear Sweater || Loungewear Joggers ||

Good morning! I’m very excited to be sharing this new product with everyone today and let me preface this by saying I’ve been a long time acne suffer and am blown away by how well this works. To dive right in, all of these photos were taken over the course of three days, I do not have any makeup on, and took them as soon as I woke up in the morning. I actually reached out to the company after my future sister-in-law sent me a link showing how well Zitsticka worked. We were both super curious and wanted to know, does this really work??

I had a hormonal breakout on my cheek, with one zit in particular being large, deep, and painful. I focused mainly on that one to test the patches out. The first photo I took before starting the product. After removing my makeup and cleansing my face at night, I applied one patch to the spot and slept with it on overnight. The next morning, I woke up, took a photo with the patch on and then once I removed the patch. I was extremely happy to see the size of the zit had shrunk and the pain was no longer there. The zit was now flatter and also slightly less red. A huge win in my book! I repeated the same process again the next night. The company does say some zits, like my deep one, may need two patches to clear it up. After the second night of wearing the patch, I awoke the next morning, took the patch off, and snapped a photo of how my skin looked. The zit was now completely flat, less red, and was well on its way to being gone. The extremely painful and deep zits reak havoc on my skin and typically leave marks behind that last for months. This product nipped that situation in the bud and while there was still a slight mark left after two applications, it eventually was gone within the next few days. The fact that Zitsticka could reduce the size, inflammation, color, and pain was INCREDIBLE to me and I’m sure most acne sufferers would agree.

The product itself comes with 8 soaked cleaning swabs and 8 spot clarifying patches. Once you prime the area with the cleana swab, you then apply the killa patch to the zit. The pain-free microdarts on the patch permeate the top layer of the skin to deposit clarifying ingredients within two hours. I like to leave mine on overnight. The water-resistant hydrocolloid base sticks firmly to the site, protecting and concealing the area. The magic is in t he microdarts, which are the ingredient filled micro-structures that gently dissolve over the two hour time period. Honestly, I’m blown away and love the product. Zitsticka is $29 for one box of 8 patches.

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xo, Amanda

Sensor Mirror Trio

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Simple Human Illuminated Mirror c/o || Floral Fleece Robe c/o || Pink Bow Hair Tie ||

Good morning and happy Tuesday! One of my favorite parts about the morning is getting ready for the day. I find it very relaxing to take my time sipping my coffee while I go through my daily routine, which includes doing my makeup. Having good light is essential, especially when applying eyeliner. This illuminated mirror, with three different magnifications (1x, 5x, 10x) gives exceptional detail and allows you to achieve flawless pro-quality makeup application. The mirror has numerous light settings as well with simulated natural sunlight and even a candlelight setting. I really love the built-in motion sensor, which lights the mirror up automatically as you approach it. I personally use the 5x magnification side on a daily basis and love love love the sunlight mode. The light is truly amazing and worth every penny. This mirror is a game changer for makeup application.  


xo, Amanda

January Glossy Box

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January Glossy Box c/o || Blush Sweater || AG Skinny Jeans || Flats || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring || Stella & Dot Brier Ring || Stella & Dot Engraved Ring || Stella & Dot Rainbow Earrings || 

 

Good morning, friends! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We had a little bit of a warm up and it was heavenly!  Also, a huge congrats to the Patriots and Eagles!! I’m so excited for the Super Bowel. I actually root for both teams so I’m happy, haha. My dad is a long time Eagles fan and I’ve always cheered along the Patriots since I was in grade school. 

Now, without further ado, below are all of the goodies included in this months beauty box from Glossy Box. As always, the products are amazing and deliver on their promises. This box is all about a new year, a new you with the focus on healthy fresh skin. Ava likes to take a peak at what is included in each box (she’s a beauty gal in the making!) and always goes for the lip products! 

  • Lumene Lähde Purity Dew Drops  : These dew drops revive the delicate eye area, while making you look and feel more awake. Featuring natural extracts and Lumene’s advanced hydra-technology, it will keep your skin moisturized throughout the day. 
  • Steve Laurant Lip Tint In Dusty Rose  : Think pink with this lucius lip tint, which I’m wearing in the photos above. Ava loves it too! Both shiny and non-sticky, the lightweight formula is also deeply hydrating. It also gives a perfectly flushed look on every skintone! 
  • Buxom Big Tease Plumping Mascara  : Buxom’s Big Tease Plumping Mascara imparts larger-than-life lashes without any clumping. Yes, please!! Containing 3 high performing waxes and a conical-Shoes wand, you'll enjoy a smooth application and a base-to-tip intensity.   
  •  Theorie Maryland Oil Transforming Hair Serum  : This is what dry hair is thirsty for! Maryland Oil Transforming Hair Serum goes deep into the hair follicles to restore moisture and strengthen cuticles. As you apply this special formula to damp or dry hair, watch as it transforms jnto vibrant, softer strands. 
  • Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil  : Vegan-certified Dr. Botanicals Moroccan RoseSuoerfood Facial Oil comes packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Not only will the lightweight formula britghten tired skin, but it will also protect it from future damage. Perfect for anyone seeking a shortcut to a healthy complexion.

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xo, Amanda  

LipSense

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Red Pearl Sweater c/o || LipSense in Blue Red c/o || Stella & Dot Ring || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring ||  

Good morning, friends and happy Tuesday! The holiday season is in full swing and with that comes holiday makeup! My obvious favorite color to wear for any holiday party is red, but we all know how hard it is to maintain with the worrisome smudging or rubbing off. I was recently introduced to LipSense by a friend of mine and was completely impressed with it! No smudging or rubbing off. It’s kiss proof too! I tested the lipstick out for a few weeks and can honestly say it works wonders. It comes in a set with the lipstick color, a top gloss, and a remover for any mistakes made during the application. Below is a step by step guide on how to apply the product and a discount code for my followers! 

  •  Thoroughly clean and dry your lips
  • Shake your LipSense  
  • Start on the bottom lip and apply from corner-to-corner in one swipe on the outer lip. Then repeat on he inner lip.  
  • Apply from corner-to-corner on the top lip in one swipe. Then repeat on the top inner lip.  
  • Once you have applied your first coat, let it dry. This should only take a couple seconds. Try not to touch your lips together. Your lips will feel sticky.  
  • Repeat steps 3-5 two more times for a total of 3 layers of color. Be sure to let dry between layers.  
  • Once the color is dry, you’ll apply your gloss and even out by gently rubbing your lips together. 
  • Apply gloss as needed throughout the day

This may seem like many steps, but once you practice a few times you’ll get the hang of it. I can do mine in about 1-2 minutes and it’s totally worth it! LipSense does have to be purchased through an independent distributor (kind of like Avon.) I get mine from Maddie. She is great and totally helped me the whole way!

Use the code  enchant10  to receive 10% off of your order! 

xo, Amanda  

November Glossybox

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Grateful November Glossybox c/o || AG Skinny Jeans || Rose Velvet Flats || Similar Pearl Bead Sweater || Stella & Dot Ring || Jackie Kennedy Ring ||  

Hello dear friends and happy Monday! I hope everyone truly had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with their family and friends. Mine was very relaxing spent with loved ones. We ended up having some nice weather too so everyone made sure to spend some time outdoors. Ava and I also decorated our home for Christmas! She loves all of the twinkle lights.  

In the spirit of giving, Glossybox created their Grateful beauty box for November. Inside are goodies that will not only look good, but do good too. Ava wanted to be a part of the fun also! She loves looking through all of the beauty products, especially the lipstick and perfumes. She had a ton of fun during the shoot! Below you’ll find what’s included: 

  •  Tarteist Brow Gel : Tame and maintain those brows! A paraban-free, water-infused formula means no drying, no flaking, and a naturally clean finish with just a few strokes. I have thick brows and love how this product kept mine in place all day! 
  •  Kat Von D Beauty Saint Eau De Parfum : This parfum is customized based on your own body heat. SAINT features classic floral notes of vanilla, musk, and jasmine. Ava and I both loved it! 
  •  Nature Queen   Shampoo & Conditioner : Nourish, balance, and cleanse your hair more beautifully with help from this cult-loved natural hairline. Aromatic ingredients like honey locust, lemongrass, and patchouli make every hair wash a home spa experience! 
  •  Evoo Beauty Green Tea Primer : This silky green tea and avocado oil blend means a smooth start (and finish( every time.  
  •  Laqa & CO Cloud Lips Airy Matte Lipstick In Daydream : This chubby lip pencil packs a long-lasting, just-applied look that stays put all day. This has avacado oil in it making it a smooth finish that’s high on pigment too! Another favorite of Ava and mine! The color is a dark blush which I tend to wear as my everyday color. Very flattering!  

xo, Amanda  

September Glossy Box // Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

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September Glossy Box c/o || Glossy Box x CEW Beauty Insider Awards 2017 Box c/o || Gray Skinny Jeans || Similar Chambray Top || Bauble Bar Bracelet c/o ||

Good Morning and happy Tuesday! I'm super excited to talk about one of my favorite beauty subscription boxes, Glossy Box, for the month of September. I don't know about you, but I am a confessed beauty junkie. I always get a giddy as a school girl to try new products out, which makes this subscription box so great. You can try out new products, some full sized and some travel size.

Not only does Glossy Box have their regular monthly box for September, but they also have a special limited edition collaboration box with CEW for the Beauty Insider Awards 2017. Think of it as the Oscars of the beauty awards. This special box contains 7 full sized finalist products. For those of you who do not know, CEW is compromised of over 9,000 members across the U.S., U.K., and France. These are influential professionals driving the conversation around the industry's most game-changing trends and brands. I absolutely ADORE every product in this box, especially the perfume, which Ava loved as well! Below is a list of all that's included.

  • IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfection Brush #702: Each bristle is infused with anti-aging collagen, silk and antioxidants to deliver beautiful results with ever swipe!
  • Butter London Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturizer In Fair: This do-it-all nail moisturizing treatments infuses nutrients like vitamin E, tea tree oil, and keratin straight into your nails, while leaving them shiny and perfectly polished in the process.
  • Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Lipstick In Scandal: This creamy liquid lipstick offers a universally flattering color in a unique cream-to-matte finish. Its infused with a lip primer and lip softening ingredients too!
  • Jafra Paris Et Moi Eau De Parfum: Inspired bythe perfumer's seasonal journey through Paris, essences of Mara strawberries, rose petal macaron, and silky woods are like the beautifully bottled scent getaway.
  • Supergoop Shine On Lip Screen SPF 50: This lip shine offers a glossy finish and serious SPF 50 protection against sun damage. Wear alone or atop your favorite lip color to prettify now and protect for sunny days to come.
  • Laneige Water Bank Soothing Gel Mask: This soothing gel mask is packed with healing mineral water and a propietary Biogen technology that relieves tension and stress on contact, while giving a dose of long-term hydration.
  • Manuka Doctor Drops Of Crystal Cashmere Touch Serum: This cult-favorite face serum is compromised of skin plumping active ingredients to smooth and firm on contact. The formula's star ingredients include a rare oil derived from a Greek evergreen tree, purified bee venom, and Manuka honey. 

xo, Amanda

Glossybox And Lancome Giveaway

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Glossybox And Lancome Giveaway- Enchanting Elegance
Glossybox And Lancome Giveaway- Enchanting Elegance

Hello all and happy Friday! One of my favorite monthly subscription beauty boxes, Glossybox, is teaming up today with Lancome to provide a very exciting giveaway to celebrate the last week of summer. The prize is a set of Lancomebeauty products valued at $2008. Simply click on the link to see how to win. Good luck everyone!

Click here to enter the contest!

Happy first day of September too! I hope everyone has an amazing Labor Day weekend.

xo, Amanda

The Power Within

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Today is a very special post where i'm partnering with T3 and their #powerwithin campaign. What gives me my strength and has ultimately molded and defined me as the person I am today is my family. From a young age my parents were always the biggest influences in my life. I wouldn't be where I am today, or who I am, without them. They were always my biggest supporters too. Anything I dreamt, they both believed in me and would tell me that I could achieve it and make it possible. To have that support and know they truly believed it, is an amazing feeling to have.

Whenever I need a little pep talk or reassurance, I talk to my dad. There is no one who has been there for me and helped more than my dad. He has been my rock from day one. When my mom passed away in 2013, my brother, my dad, and I all became even closer than we already were. We were shattered at her loss and had to somehow put the pieces back together again. While it was difficult, we all helped one another and found strength in being together. This blog was actually born in that time period. My very first post was a remembrance of my mom and what an amazing woman she was. Remembering her and what a strong woman she was gives me a drive to achieve all that I can. She never gave up and always had a positive attitude despite the circumstances with her illness.

I feel very blessed to have my family. Even with my mom passing, I know she is looking down and proud of all that I have achieved, especially thebirth of my daughter Ava. Being a mother myself now also gives me all the inspiration I need to be my best and most successful self. I now have my daughter looking to me, as i looked and still look to my parents for inspiration and confidence. My family has always been my number one source of empowerment and I cannot thank them enough for providing me with that.

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xo, Amanda

Auto Steam Curler

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Irresistible Me Auto Steam Roller c/o || 

Good morning, everyone! My favorite hair style to wear is curled, but I don't always have a ton of time to curl my hair everyday. When I saw this auto curler, I thought, yes! something that can save me time and get the job done. Basically, you need to really brush your hair out so its smooth and without any knots. After taking a one inch section of hair and pulling straight down on it, you place the hair into the roller, shut it, and let the roller curl your hair. It'll beep when the curl is finished. I do mine on the 12 second setting since my hair is thicker and never holds a curl very well. There was a bit of a learning curve for me with this. It definitely took me a few tries to get it just right. I used the auto curler on the left side of my hair in the photos above so you can see the difference. I found my hair looked more beachy waves than the curls I'm used to with my curling wand. I did like how there is a setting that will allow the curler to automatically switch the direction of the curl each time you use it for a more natural look.

xo, Amanda

T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers LUXE

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Hello all and happy Wednesday! If you're like me, then time is of the essence and something I seem to never have enough of! I try to make my morning routine as quick and efficient as possible so I can get my day started with little Ava. When I was in college, I used hot rollers every day. I loved the big bouncy curls they created and how I could keep them in while I was getting other things done like my makeup, brushing my teeth, and so on. I always felt they saved me time while doing my hair. Typically, I don't do very much to my hair so whenever I want a polished look, it has to be with a tool that will be quick and easy.

T3 is quickly becoming a go-to brand for all types of hair styling tools. Their quality and price point cannot be beat! Their newly enhanced hot rollers deliver shiny hair with lots of volume and curl. I was amazed at the amount of volume I had. Powered by advanced T3 HeatCore Technology, equipped with dual temperature settings for all hair types, each roller ensures optimal heat transfer for lasting volume, body and shine. The velvet flocking on each roller boosts shine and grips with no tangles, a huge plus for me! Having long hair, tangles do happen so this is a nice feature to have. Their insulated rim makes handling and wrapping your hair a breeze. 8 crease-free clips are included to hold the rollers firmly in place. These hot rollers are great for shoulder length or longer hair.

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Hello, World!

xo, Amanda

April 2017 Glossybox

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Happy Friday, everyone! Another month means another beauty box from Glossybox, a monthly subscription box filled with beauty goodies to delight. Each product in this months box is literally so good. I've used them all and so far I am pleasantly surprised by their results! My favorites are the the matte lip colors from Colourpop Cosmetics. I'm wearing the shade Tuesday in the above photos and love how creamy smooth it is with a highly pigmented color that is 100% kiss proof! Below is a list of what you'll find in April's box.

  1. Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara: This mascara will intensify your lashes with both volume and length. Yes, please! The brush is big and fluffy, which glides though lashes evenly, coating them with a velvet carbon black formula.
  2. Vasanti Cosmetics Birghten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator: This triple acting formula brightens and breaks down dead skin with papaya enzyme, exfoliates with micro-crystals to help smooth your skin's surface, and cleanses with an aloe-enriched cream gel. As I get older, I definitely notice my skin becoming dull and need formulas like this one to keep my skin looking fresh. I read that if you are in your 20s, you should exfoliate twice a week. If you are in your 30s, then you should exfoliate three times a week.
  3. Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip: As I said above, this was my favorite product from the box. The colors are highly pigmented, 100% kiss proof, and have a creamy texture with a matte finish. It glides on smooth and leaves a bold look. Love!
  4. Beauty Shampoo And Conditioner: The Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner work with all hair types and is safe for everyday use and for color-treated hair. I noticed immediately how soft and smooth my hair was after using these, plus they smell great!
  5. Vince Camuto Ciao Eau De Parfum: Ciao celebrates the spontaneity and energy of the modern woman's lifestyle. With notes including Italian Mandarin, rose, jasmine, Indonesian Patchouli, and Glowing Amber, that is sure to become your new favorite!
  6. Aromafloria For Feet's Sake Intense Repair Spa Foot Butter: I put this on after I got out of the shower and then went to bed. The next day my feet were so soft! A must for sandal season. This combines shea butter, vitamin E, tea tree and mint, leaving skin moisturized and feeling fresh.

I hope everyone has a beautiful and lovely Easter weekend spent with family, loved ones, and friends! I can't wait for little Ava to find her Easter basket from the bunny. I'm so excited to watch her explore for it this year.

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xo, Amanda

March Glossy Box

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March Glossy Box c/o || Blue Striped Top || Pink Sweater || AG Ripped Jeans || Jackie Kennedy Unity Band || Jackie Kennedy Emerald Unity Band || Rose Gold Love Bangle || Daniel Wellington Petite Rose Gold Watch c/o || Baublebar Star Drop Earrings c/o || Lip Color: Ava ||

Hello and happy Thursday! Things have been crazy busy for me lately, which makes me appreciate these monthly beauty boxes from Glossy Box even more. For a busy mom on the go, these are essential for getting some beauty goodies! Below is a list of what's included for March and some details about them. I'm personally loving the Rose Eye Shadow Palette from Catrice Cosmetics. You know I'm a sucker for anything rose gold inspired!

  • Tarte Cosmetics Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30: This is a first ever for Tarte, a non-chemical sunscreen that helps protect, moisturize, and brighten skin for a youthful-looking aooerance with its hypoallergenic and vegan free formula. Simply apply this to clean dry skin alone of under makeup in the morning and as needed before sun exposure.
  • Catrice Cosmetics Absolute Rose Eye shadow Palette 010: This has to be my favorite product in this months box. These soft nudes and trendy rose shades combine in this palette to showcase those gorgeous eyes of yours!
  • Emite Make Up Millesis Active Eye Light, Shade 101: This formula strengthens skin and works as a color corrector to help achieve a luminous appearance. It also effectively reduces signs of aging and minimizes the appearance of dark circles.
  • Figs and Rouge Advance + Mattifying Emulsion MT+ Sheer: This product can be used alone or as a base for make-up. This will refine pores and minimize breakouts leaving skin with a matte, luxurious finish.
  • Mary Kay Timewise Repair Volu-Firm Set: Lift away years with this scientifically innovative 5-product regimen that proves it's never too late to help rescue skin from damage of the past.
  • Bonus Item: Incoco Nail Polish Applique: These nail appliques are made from 100% real nail polish and feature modern designs with a long-lasting finish.

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xo, Amanda

Fab Fit Fun Spring 2017

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Fab Fit Fun Spring 2017- Enchanting Elegance

It's that time of the year again for another Fab Fit Fun box. I've mentioned this many times before, but this is without a doubt my favorite lifestyle subscription box. One year ago I started receiving them and haven't looked back since then. I'm always impressed each time I receive a box and think they keep getting better and better each time. Each season you get a new box filled with goodies perfect for that time of the year. This one is chalk full of springtime favorites! Here's what is included:

  • Gyypsy Roundie: These blankets are fantastic if you're headed to a picnic, going to the beach, or even a concert. They would even make for some cool wall art of a nice photo backdrop! Mine is the blue tie-dye.
  • Milly Zip Pouch (Mine says Beach Please): These zip pouches are super cute, especially if you need something to carry your wet bathing suit in or to keep your valuables safe in this water resistant bag. You can even use it to stash your beauty products in.
  • Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioner: I used this the night before I took these photos. I loved that it is a light weight formula fortified with a unique blend of rosehip, argan, and coconut oils to help improve hair's softness, strength, and moisture levels. This even acts as a barrier against heat. I used mine as soon as I got out of the shower, focusing on the middle to ends of my hair. 
  • Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator: I also used this the night before and loved the creamy texture and how soft my skin felt afterwards! The formula contains aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid, and smoothing botanicals to polish away dead skin cells and leave you with bright, smooth, healthy-looking skin.
  • Karuna Hydrating + Face Mask: I'm pretty excited to try this out. These deep-conditioning single use face masks contain 100% natural wood-pulp fiber, allowing pores to fully adsorb essential nutrients and nourishing ingredients for ultimate hydration.
  • Realher Lip Kit in Deep Red, Deep Nude, Or Neutral Pink: This liquid lipstick, plumping lip gloss, and lip liner are made from natural ingredients making for quite a pretty trio. A little tip is to draw an X with your liner where your lips meet your cupid's bow to define and contour your pout.
  • Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set in Blue Orchid/ Like A Virgin, Shape of My Heart/ Like A Virgin: Talk about springtime in a bottle! I got the blue orchid, which is such a lovely soft shade of baby blue.
  • Either a Emerald DUV Cage Bracelet or Luv AJ Diamond Kite Ear Crawler Set: My box contained the cage bracelt which is inspired by the vibrant and destinctive nature of the West Coast. Add this piece for some effortless flair to your timeless look.

You can use the code ENCHANTING for $10 off your first box at wwww.fabfitfun.com.

 

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xo, Amanda

100% Pure

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Good morning and happy Monday! If you follow me on instagram, then you may have seen one of my posts being about the blood orange cleansing balm from 100% Pure. I love this company for being completely free of all harmful toxins and only using the highest quality ingredients available. One of their new products, the Bamboo Blur Tinted Moisturizer uses bamboo silica, an essential mineral that's necessary for collagen formation and to improve the health of your skin. Being naturally anti-bacterial, bamboo keeps your skin purified all day and keeps acne breakouts at bay. I'm all about that! The colors on my hand are first from the left creme, white peach, and then sand. Personally, I found creme to match my skin the best. Also, their Pro-Vitamin B5 Smoothing Hair Serum is a light weight build-able formula that leaves your hair feeling softer, smoother, and more manageable. The vitamin B5 adds shine and reduces split ends while the vitamin E seals in moisturizer. You can apply it to wet or dry hair. I opted for applying it to my hair dry, only at the ends.

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xo, Amanda

Ritual Of Sakaura // Glossybox

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Ritual Of Sakaura // Glossybox- Enchanting Elegance
Ritual Of Sakaura // Glossybox- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Friday, friends! In all honestly, there are tons of products that I test out for the blog and then tell you about them. Some make it into my everyday routine, but most do not. Being the beauty junkie that I am though, it's incredibly fun to try out new products and see how they work. I took the photos for this limited edition Ritual of Sakura Glossy Box last night so the lighting is horrible, haha, but some unexpected things came up during the day. After the photo set, I got this post put together, then took a shower to test the products, and now I'm writing this. I'm actually really excited to talk about these because I was so impressed with them! This box is available for a limited time with subscribers paying $25 and non-subscriber paying $30. FYI, everything smells AMAZING! I would add every single one of these to my daily routine. They are that good.

  • Ritual Of Sakura Showering Oil: This was one of my favorite products from the group. It smells amazing! Cherry Blossom has always been a favorite scent of mine. The oil comes out as a golden color and then turns into foam once its rubbed in. My skin literally felt like silk. It also has purifying properties of rice milk.
  • Ritual Of Sakura Body Cream: After my shower, I put this body cream on. It has a whipped texture and also smells amazing. Every one of the products smells soooo yummy! This has antioxidant-rich ingredients including vitamin E and Centella Asiatica.
  • Ritual Of Sakura Shower Scrub: This scrub is absolute perfection. It isn't too gritty or coarse, but feels really nice and gentle to rub in and remove dead skin cells. My skin felt so smooth and soft afterwards.
  • Gingko's Secret Hand Balm: This hand balm also smells like cherry blossom with purifying properties of rice milk. Its an oil that turns into a silky foam when it comes into contact with water, leaving skin soft and hydrated. My hands really take a beating in the winter and this is exactly what I need to whip them back into shape! I cannot get over the beautiful scent too.
  • Ritual Of Sakura Bed And Body: This beautiful fragrance will put a smile on your face and in your heart. You can apply this fragrance to your body, bed sheets, around the home, or even in your washing machine to give your clothes the floral aroma of cherry blossoms. I'm addicted to this scent! it also contains moisturizing ingredients and comes in a pretty glass container. 

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xo, Amanda

My Makeup Brush Set

My Makeup Brush Set- Enchanting Elegance
My Makeup Brush Set- Enchanting Elegance
My Makeup Brush Set- Enchanting Elegance
My Makeup Brush Set- Enchanting Elegance
My Makeup Brush Set- Enchanting Elegance
My Makeup Brush Set- Enchanting Elegance
My Makeup Brush Set- Enchanting Elegance
My Makeup Brush Set- Enchanting Elegance
My Makeup Brush Set- Enchanting Elegance

If you're like me then you pretty much have your makeup routine down to a science by now. I know which products work for me and what looks best on me. I rarely stray from my everyday makeup routine unless I'm going for a bold look for a night out. Other than that, I stay true to my classic look of a winged eye, blushed cheeks, and pink lipstick. Have you ever thought about the application of your makeup?

Obviously, there are many options out there, but the typical ones are brushes. I remember the first time I saw oval brushes come onto the market and thought they looked interesting. I always wondered how they would work. Would they blend better into a flawless coverage over traditional brushes? I was excited to try this 10 piece set out from My Makeup Brush and see how they actually performed. Each brush handle has what the intended use for the application is. I found that I liked how the bigger brushes were for foundation, blush, powder, and contouring. The smaller ones for eye makeup and highlighting were a bit difficult to navigate, though they were small enough for a precise application. All in all, the brushes definitely work, especially the larger ones. The brushes were soft and felt nice when applying my makeup. The smaller ones I could honestly take or leave and prefer my traditional brushes for that type of makeup appilcation.

Get yours at mymakeupbrushset.com.

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xo, Amanda

Never Stop Dreaming

Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance

This one is for the dreamers. Last night was the 74th Golden Globes awards show. Did anyone else watch it?? I love awards season. I seriously get as giddy as a school girl watching these shows, haha! There were so many great moments, especially if you love tv and movies and get all of the little inside jokes. Congrats to La La Land for winning all 7 of their nominations. They are now the most awarded film in Golden Globes history! I was clapping so hard. It's exciting when a film genre, movie musicals, that isn't as popular anymore gets all of the awards. Oh my, Emma Stone and Ryan Gossling too. Need I say more?! Both of their acceptance speeches for the movie had me feeling some kind of wonderful. Emma's resonated so strong with me.

 I had made my New Years goal earlier in the day when I was thinking of my #glossygoal for their January campaign. I came up with "Never Stop Dreaming." My dad gave me a mug for Christmas with that phrase on it and I kept thinking about it since then. My dad has always been one of my biggest supporters to chase after my dreams and its a goal I want to teach Ava about when she gets older. During Emma's acceptance speech later that night she said, "this is a film for dreamers, and I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world and that's what this movie is about." So to 2017, I plan to never stop dreaming of all that can be possible in this life. To peruse those dreams and to never give up. To always have hope for a better tomorrow.

Below is a list of all that is included in the January Glossy Box. My favorite is the cream blush! I tried it on as soon as I opened the box. Also, for all the glossy gals out there, Glossy Box is hosting a giveaway of a gold iPad Air to 2 lucky winners! To enter on Instagram, simply write #glossygoals on your January box and then your own personal goal for 2017. Use the hashtag #glossygoals and your all set!

  • AG Hair Cleansing Cream Foam-Free Hair Wash: This product is great for dry or brittle hair. It has a Sea Complex of anti-aging seaberry oil with natural seaweed extracts in a nourishing and conditioning base to gently remove dirt and pollutants from your hair. There's no need to even condition afterwards.

  • oOlution Eye Love: This eye cream has over 65 active ingredients that are 100% naturally derived to make your poppers really pop! No more tired eyes.

  • Daily Concepts Exfoliating Concepts: This body scrubber has two sides, one gentle for areas such as your face and the other course for smoothing rougher edges.

  • La Theorie des Volcans Noir Eternea Youth: This can be used as either a daily cleanser or a purifying scrub mask. Going from pink to gray, the volcanic paste removes impurities, redness, and dead skin cells to let your gradient skin shine through. Allow the paste to sit on your skin for two minutes and massage with fingertip for a deeper exfoliation if needed.

  • Universal Beauty Cosmetics Secret Flush (fave!): This doubles as a lip stain and a cream blush. I love the color and it instantly brightens any dull moment! I'm just one of those people that needs some color on my face or it looks flat. The blush smoothed onto my skin and soaked right in. It was such a breeze to blend in. Definitely a new favorite.

xo, Amanda

Foklor with Aveda

Foklor with Aveda- Enchanting Elegance
Foklor with Aveda- Enchanting Elegance
Foklor with Aveda- Enchanting Elegance
Foklor with Aveda- Enchanting Elegance
Foklor with Aveda- Enchanting Elegance
Foklor with Aveda- Enchanting Elegance
Foklor with Aveda- Enchanting Elegance
Foklor with Aveda- Enchanting Elegance

I've always known that Aveda had hair care products, especially since some salons I've been to specialize in just Aveda items, but I had not realized how expansive their product line is ranging from not only hair, but also body care, makeup, skin care, aroma, and items for men. For those of you who are not familiar with the brand, Aveda uses naturally derived ingredients whenever possible. They deliver high performance, botanically based products, while continuing their promise of environmental and social responsibility. Aveda's products are formulated without parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and are certified organic. I love knowing that what I'm putting on my skin or using in my hair is not harmful to me or to the environment. 

I was pretty excited when I saw that Aveda carries a makeup line, as well as body care, that I could try out. Their fall/winter line is called Foklor with dark and sheer colors that accent eyes and moisturize and plump lips. I was impressed with the quality of the products and especially loved the hand cream, which has a nice light scent to it. I've been searching for a new one since this weather has taken a toll on my skin and started drying me out. Happens every year! Its important to switch up your skin care routine once the seasons start to change. I'll be doing a post on that soon. I almost always never wear a dark shade on my eyes, but loved these colors and how they created a beautiful smoky eye, perfect for the upcoming holiday parties! The gold eye liner pencil was a particular favorite of mine. It's fantastic to accent and highlight the inner eye and to lightly highlight the middle of the eye lid.

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xo, Amanda

Enza Essentials

Enza Essentials- Enchanting Elegance
Enza Essentials- Enchanting Elegance
Enza Essentials- Enchanting Elegance
Enza Essentials- Enchanting Elegance
Enza Essentials- Enchanting Elegance
Enza Essentials- Enchanting Elegance
Enza Essentials- Enchanting Elegance
Enza Essentials- Enchanting Elegance

Enza Essential Customized Skin Care Suite c/o || Kate Spade Nightgown ||

I'm always on the lookout for the next great skin care item or newest makeup to incorporate into my daily routine. I've heard about Enza before and was intruded to see what my customized skin care suite would look like. This is skin care unique to your specific needs, not a one size fits all, which is super important since not everyone is going to have the same skin care needs. The Customized Skin Care Suite starts by filling out a form describing your skin care concerns and lifestyle. They also offers 30% off if you purchase the skin care suite that was recommend to you by Enza. After your package is prepared, it is rushed shipped to your home, with shipping being taken care of by Enza. Heck yes! I always love free shipping. After two weeks, a representative from Enza will contact you to see how your skin is responding and make any adjustments as necessary.

Below are the products I tested from my suite and what I actually added into my daily routine.

 

Skin Care

  • Sustaining Cleanser: I use this once in the morning and twice at night. I use this twice in a row at night to first get rid of all of my makeup and then to secondly cleanse the skin. It's a lightweight gel with mild cleansing agents to lift away makeup and impurities without disturbing the skins natural moisture level. My skin never feels dry or tight when using this.
  • Extraction Toner: I used this a few times to test it out, but found it to be too drying, especially now that its fall and my skin is naturally drier. Its made from peppermint extract, menthol, witch hazel, and carrot extract to help balance oily, problem skin.
  • Stress Extraction Creme: This is by far my favorite of the skin care products from Enza. The creme feels luxurious, but light weight at the same time. Vitamins A,C, and E help protect the skin from any moisture loss and environmental damage. I apply this both day and night.
  • Pore Extraction Masque: I've used this a few times, but found it to be very drying to use as intended, 1-2 times weekly. I think for the fall and winter I'll be using it once or twice a month. In the summer my skin is naturally oilier and would benefit from more frequent use. It does work very well to draw out impurities using oat flour, rich in beta glucans to tone skin while purifying it with camphor and sulfur dispensed in a cleansing gel base to reduce the appearance of of large pores.

Body Care

  • Shea Butter Body Gel: Dead Sea salts, red marine algae and a peptide all help provide this body gel with a unique ability to revive and tone the skin. Shea butter also help soften the skin and protect it from environmental damage and moisture loss.   
  • Shea Butter Body Polish: I use this once or twice weekly to help gently maintain a smooth and healthy skin texture. This is my favorite product from the body care. The creamy Shea butter feels so lovely and the Dead Sea salts (great purifiers) along with carica papaya fruit (a natural exfoliant) gently polish to revel beautiful smooth skin underneath.
  • Shea Butter Body Lotion: I really love the smell of this lotion and adore its creamy texture. It feels way more expensive than it is. I use this every other night after my shower. On the other nights I use Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer. This body lotion incorporates the finest ingredients to renew delicate skin. Shea butter along with a mix of botanicals and Hawaiian red marine algae repair skin damage and improve firmness and thickness. Japanese green tea extract prevents redness, rough skin, and peeling caused by the sun and harsh weather. Vitamin E helps defend skin from free radical damage.

 

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xo, Amanda

Beauty

Beauty Products- Enchanting Elegance
Beauty Products- Enchanting Elegance
Beauty Products- Enchanting Elegance
Beauty Products- Enchanting Elegance
Beauty Products- Enchanting Elegance
Beauty Products- Enchanting Elegance
Beauty Products- Enchanting Elegance

I thought I'd try something a little different today and do a beauty post instead of fashion. One of my favorite parts of the day is when I'm "primping" in my room getting ready for the day. I can sip on my tea, get myself put together, and start the day feeling like a million bucks.

I always start out with Simple Moisturizing Face Wash in the morning and night to rinse off any oil or makeup. It takes both off fantastically without leaving any residue behind and most importantly not causing any breakouts. I've used this since it came out a few years ago and have never looked back. Secondly, I use Proactiv Step 3. As someone who has suffered from acne most of my adult life, this has been a life saver more times than I can count. I know it works for some and others claim it does nothing, but for me, I need it to keep my skin smooth and I do notice a difference when I stop using it. Only a small amount is needed, about the size of a dime. The other steps I find unnecessary and too costly. Lastly, for both morning and night, I use Philosophy's Hope In A Jar original formula. I have never used a better moisturizer than this, which my mom actually got me to start using. It has a whipped consistency and only the smallest amount is needed for your face, neck, and chest. I feel that Proactiv and Hope In A Jar combination is the only thing that has kept my skin clear. Before I used the Hope In A Jar along with Proactiv, I would still get my monthly breakouts.

Now onto the fun part! I've used Neutrogena products since college and have found they work just as well as the higher priced items. Mostly everything I use, except Proactiv and Philosophy can be sound in your regular drug store like CVS or Rite Aid. Anyway, I use the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup and their Healthy Skin Bronzer. The foundation gives my skin a little glow that I love and the bronzer is matte without any shimmer so it looks very natural. Next, I apply the Loreal True Match concelar, in "light cool", to my cheeks, forehead, under my eyes, and chin to hide any shadows or post acne marks. This blends quite nicely into my skin and does not feel cakey at all. I use a beauty blender sponge for any blending with the concealer and bronzer. Blend, blend blend!!! After the concealer I use the Neutrogena bronzer and Revlon Highlighting Palette to add some warmth to my face. Both are applied to the hollows of my cheeks and the bronzer to my forehead, sides of my nose, and under my chin. The last product I use for my face is Revlon's Photo Ready Blush. It is a cream and blends fantastically with a blush brush. It gives me the nicest flushed appearance. 

Lastly are my eyes. I started using Maybelline's The Nudes Eye Shadow Pallete when it came out and fell in love. I use the nude and champagne sparkle shades on my lids, and a darker taupe in my crease. Next, I curl my eyelashes with E.L.F.'s Eyelash Curler. It's only $1 and works perfectly! I then apply Mark's Liquid Eyeliner in Cleo, the only one that I have ever used because of how preciously it works without much hassle, to create my winged cat eye. It's the one makeup product I would say is my signature item. I look very different without it! Lastly, I apply two coats of Circa Beauty's Absolute Icon, wait about one minute, and then apply two coats of Maybelline Lash Sensation. The Circa line is new, but I've been using the Absolute Icon for about two months now and can say that it feels great on my lashes. No clumps or stickiness and it even has avocado as an ingredient for moisture. Love that!

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xo, Amanda