Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

I have been wanting to do a giveaway for you guys in a long time, because I cant think of any better way of thanking all of you for reading my blog, liking and commenting on my pictures on Instagram. 

As most of you know I love skincare, its definitely my number one love. I love it when my skin looks great and I don't need any makeup, not to mention that when my skin looks great it makes my makeup look airbrushed! So thats why I found it most appropriate to giveaway these amazing products to one of you. I took my time in selecting products I use and I can thank for my good skin days! 
  • Dermaflash: Want to know how amazing this is? Check out my review HERE
  • Dr. brandt microdermabrasion: Its one of my favorite products to prep my skin for makeup and I live using it before a mask as well. Find out more info about it HERE

  • Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate: This eye cream works amazing at brightening my under eye circles. Find out more HERE
  • Karuna Hydrating + Face Mask : Improves hydration by 40% and promotes elasticity. To find out more about this mask click HERE

  • Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray:This spray sets your makeup and also illuminates your face. I like using it alone when I'm not wearing any makeup for an extra glow. Find out more info HERE
  • Lancome Dual Finish Highlighter Illuminating Powder: This highlighter is absolutely stunning. I will be giving the lucky winner which ever shade you want. For more info click HERE

I appreciate you all so much, and I want to take this opportunity to promise to always stay true to myself and to you. If you are reading it in my blog then its my honest opinion, wether they are paying me or no. I can not be bought and I will not talk about it if I don't genuinely and truly love it. 

To Enter: Make sure you follow me on Instagram, Like and tag your bff on the picture with the giveaway announcement. That's it! The giveaway begins 11/14 and Ends 11/23 Winner will be announced on Black Friday 11/24. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

DIY Of The Week: Grow Longer Healthier Hair With Four Ingredients In Your Kitchen!

  I can honestly say that nothing keeps my hair healthier or growing long like my all natural DIY masks. I can tell the difference almost immediately after washing the masks off and the benefits don't stop there. One of my all time favorite masks is made up of four of my favorite ingredients; Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Honey, and Egg. Rich in proteins, omega-3, anti fungal and hydrating ingredients. I like to use this mask every other week, and use a regular shampoo and conditioner in between. 

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients, make sure to beat the egg first before adding the other ingredients. 
  2. Apply it to hair, coat starting from root to ends, massaging it in the scalp in slow circulation motion. This will encourage faster hair growth 
  3. Cover hair with a plastic shower cap and leave it on for at least 30 minutes. I leave it on while I clean around the house to get the maximum benefits.
  4. Rinse
  5. Wash off hair completely and style as usual.
  6. Enjoy beautiful, long, healthy hair!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Make It Cold To Look Hot!

I love little changes that don't require much effort but that improve your health, hair and skin significantly. I have been taking cold showers for a few months now and let me tell you, it has improve my lifestyle significantly. I come out of that shower feeling energized and ready for whatever the day brings. My skin also loves it, I have noticed an overall improvement in my skin tone and hydration. My hair is falling out less, looks shinier and air dries frizz free. If my experience isn't enough to convince you, below are the medical reasons why taking cold showers might be what you need to add to your daily routine.  

My Tip: Always start showering in warm water. I start to gradually reduce the amount of hot water, until its completely cold. Shower in cold water for 60 seconds.

Cold Shower Benefits:
  • Strengthen The Immune System
  • Improve Circulation
  • Increase Metabolism
  • Alleviate Depression
  • Detox
  • Speed Up Healing 
  • Prevent Post-Workout Injuries
  • Decrease Chronic Pain
  • Improve Hair Health
  • Heal And Tone Skin
  • Improve Sleep
  • Anti-Aging Benefits

I challenge you to take a cold shower, I know is tough, especially now in the cold months but I promise it will make you feel AMAZING! Try it and let me know what changes you immediately felt. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mask Of The Week: Aloette's Muddy Up Deep Cleansing Mud Masque!

I got the chance to try Aloette's muddy up mask and it's AWESOME, if you follow me on Instagram then you saw me try it live on my insta-story. As always I try everything before giving it a final review and this one was a hit. 

The description of the product on Aloette's website: A Farm to Jar™ exclusive, Muddy Up is a deep cleansing mud masque that reduces the appearance of blackheads and enlarged pores while cleaning away dirt and debris. Formulated with soothing cucumber extract and pore-purifying pascalite clay from the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, Muddy Up deep cleans to reveal brighter, tighter-looking skin in just one application! 

My take: It rocks! It felt so soothing and I could see my black heads and whiteheads coming up (ew) but also very satisfying. My skin immediately looked brighter, my pores looked smaller and it didn't feel dry or tight. I will be keeping this gem in my rotation and using it on the regular, check out both videos to see it work for yourself!

Product: Aloette Muddy Up
Price: $40
Website: www.aloette.com

PSA: This mask was sent to me to try and give my honest review, as always I only share and post about products I actually use and love. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Sweetest Gift This Holiday Is At Fresh Beauty!

Shopping for the perfect holiday gifts can be overwhelming, there are budgets, taste, and so many details to consider. Well this post will make your decision making so much easier, Fresh Beauty has all your heart and wallet desires to give the most beautifully wrapped (Always Complimentary) gifts. 

If you follow my instagram or snapchat stories then you have seen me use and rave about their Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil and I have used some of their masks and Sugar lip treatments. So I was already familiar with some of their products, but nothing compares to shopping directly in their store. The smells, the decor, all the samples and they even offer a mini-facial!

The first thing my eyes were driven to was the beautiful packaging. The designs and color are the perfect blend of holiday glam and elegance. 
When shopping for gifts no matter what my budget is, I like it to have a great presentation. It also needs to look like it cost more then it actually did. 

The most important is that it needs to be a gift that will become a hit! I love it when I give someone a skincare recommendation, or introduce them to a brand and they love it. Its really why I love blogging and sharing! 

I got to pick out a few gift sets and thats when it got tough, I mean how can I choose from so many options! I think that the first one I put in my bag was this Body Care Besties set. It comes with their bodycare bestsellers: 
Brown Sugar Polish
Hesperides Grapefruit Shower Gel
Hesperides Grapefruit Body Lotion 

The brown sugar polish is like nothing I have tried before, my hands never felt smoother. What I loved about it is that I didn't even feel the need to moisturize after. Even after washing my hands a few times my hands still felt smooth! 

The skincare solutions was a must try for me, its their age defying best sellers. Who doesn't want younger looking skin? Inside; Soy Face Cleanser, Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, Black Tea Firming Corset Cream and Sugar lip treatment.  

The no brainer for me? A Mask Wardrobe!! I get to try their top sellers and decide which one my skin likes the best. The beautiful thing about them is you can also mix them and make them fit all your needs! The set comes with a Sugar Face Polish, Rose Face Mask, Black Tea, and Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Mask!


 Last but not least Fresh Sugar Lip Lovelies, first of all the packaging is just too adorable. Its the perfect stocking filler, and whats inside makes it even better. A sugar lip polish, Sugar nourishing lip balm, and Sugar rose tinted lip treatment. 

I had the most amazing time and will definitely visit the store instead of shopping online from now on. The customer service was excellent, and they are so knowledgeable! I will be using and reviewing all the products one by one so stay tuned! 

Note: This is a Sponsored post, however the opinions are my own, I only share products that I actually use and give always my honest opinion. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Want A Flat Tummy? Drink These Fat Burning Miracles!

I don't know about you but I have never taken diet pills or even think they are save or work! How can putting man made products (chemicals) in to your body be better then regular exercise, diet and all natural foods that can speed up your metabolism. How fast or slow our metabolism is determines how we process fat and how easy or not we loose weight. Below are clinically proven drinks that I personally drink and will not only aid in your weight loss goals but will also give you beautiful glowing skin and hair! 

Beet, Carrot, and Apple Juice Blend 

This delicious and nutrient rich drinks is known to aid your metabolism and help improve your stamina in the gym. I like drinking this before I head to the gym and its benefits are so amazing on your skin, hair and nails that you will become obsessed with this drink. Use a food extractor or blender and mix all three ingredients, I also like to add some ginger roots to boost the benefits even more!

Green Tea
Green tea is rich in antioxidants and catechin which burns fat and leads to a better figure. If you are planning to lose that belly fat, this is exactly the drink for you. Caffeine is a stimulant and burns calories faster. Green tea is your perfect fat buster it energizes you and keeps you blood sugar level in check. I drink green tea in the morning after my work out and with my breakfast. 

Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey
This is definitely my favorite drink to aid my fitness goals, I also find it so delicious and refreshing. Drink this after each meal to speed up your metabolism and burn fat. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C which is needed for a strong immune system. Its high levels of enzymes is what aids the weightloss benefits. 
Cinnamon is also a very known ingredient to loose weight, it increases the metabolism of glucose. Since high blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat by the body, cinnamon helps prevent this increased storage of fat and enables you to lose weight.
Apple Cider Vinegar is the key ingredient in this drink, it helps suppresses your appetite, lowers blood sugar levels, burns fat, improves metabolism and more. Add one to two tablespoons to your drink and enjoy all these benefits. 
Last but not least honey, while its benefits are yet to be known in weightless it definitely helps this drink taste better! 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Steffany's Choice X Lulus Date Night Look!

My husband and I have a date night almost every night, right after the kids are tucked in their beds and Im done with my night time beauty routine. We cuddle in the couch or bed and watch a movie or series, we make a snack (which I'm trying to stop) but its our time to talk, and plan out the next day. We don't get to go out as much as we used to, so when we do I always like to dress up a bit and make it more special.  

We wanted to go into the City so my husband scheduled an appointment with Blank Label to get fitted for a new shirt he's a killing two birds with one stone type of guy ;). He gets custom made shirts there at least once a year, the quality is excellent and they have endless options (Not An Ad)! 

The weather was nice enough to wear a dress but I still wanted some form of layers and nothing too overly "sexy" so I wore this beautiful and romantic lace bodysuit under my chic bodycon LBD and paired with my favorite essential heels from Lulus. I think it has something to do with the Fall season that makes me want to layer, and make my summer outfits still work.