Friday, January 23, 2015

5 Friday Faves!

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've done a Friday Favorites, so I thought it was about time! I'm actually down with the flu right now... so hopefully I'll be better in a few days! But I wanted to show you guys what I've been loving the past week!


I'm 1. Goldfaden Hands to Heart Hand Cream

I have tried about every hand cream out there... and I can honestly say this stuff tops them all! I normally would cringe to spend this much on a hand cream (eek!) but I really do think the quality is worth it for this one. I naturally have super dry hands, and playing golf in the winter only makes it worse. I love that this hand cream not only moisturizes rough, cracked skin- it also contains retinol and other vitamins to help prevent aging hands. It's also paraben free, organic, and not tested on animals (all a thumbs up in my emoji book..) And just to add to the greatness: it smells amazing and the packaging is super cute.. ;) 






2. Sonia Kashuk blush in Rose 

I picked up  this blush while randomly strolling through the Target makeup isles, and I'm so glad I did! I've always been impressed with the few Sonia Kashuk products I've tried throughout the years, and I've been wanting to try more. The new, sleek packaging on the blushes caught my eye... I wanted a nice light, pale pink to add to my blush arsenal (something to go well with smokey eye looks). The formula on this blush is sooo smooth and finely milled! It honestly felt like a luxury brand. Working at a makeup store, I try sooo many blushes and this does not feel like something you'd find at Target! I love the color I picked out, and I can't wait to pick up more!!! 





3. Kate Spade Little Gold Book

If you guys haven't noticed, I'm a "lister". I like to plan out my day and make lists for my lists. Okay, that's exaggerating a bit.. but you get the point. I need help keeping myself on track! Lol 
I love this cute little note book to throw in my purse and check off my "To Do" list throughout the day. It's the perfect size, so I don't have to carry around my huge planner everywhere! This way, I can still have helpful notes (grocery lists, reminders, workouts, whatever!) or any ideas that pop into my head throughout the day! 




4. Gossip Girl

Um... is it okay to admit that I've been binge watching Gossip Girl on Netflix for the past week?  I'm already on season 3. I'm kind of embarrassed that I'm just now watching gossip girl! But I'm in love. I totally see what everyone's crazy about now! I feel like Pretty Little Liars may have got a few ideas from the show (am I the only that sees it??) But OMG. Chuck Bass. I can't even. I hated him at first, but now I've had a change of heart. Dan Humphrey... ahhhh (insert a million heart eyed emojis). Anyways, I love the show, it's full of drama, love, revenge, suspense (and amazing fashion). And it's funny- I can kind of see myself in a mix of Serena and Blair. (is that weird?)



5. Ben & Jerry's Half Baked Ice Cream




Since I'm actually currently sick in bed with the flu eating this ice cream as I type this... I thought I should include it!!! I haven't had much of an appetite the last couple of days, but one of the few things that sounds good is ice cream! Half Baked is my all time favorite flavour...it has huge chunks of cookie dough and fudge and the perfect mix of textures! Ice cream and chicken soup are definitely the perfect "flu foods!"

I hope you enjoyed my favorites from this past week!
XoXo,
Stephanie



Monday, January 12, 2015

New Quest Protein Powder Review!


Hey guys! Today I'm super exciting to review the new Quest Protein Powder. Quest is a company that I've been a fan of for a long time, because of their famous protein bars! I was so excited when I received a tub of their Chocolate Milkshake Protein Powder in the mail. I can honestly say I was blown away. It's the best chocolate protein I've ever tried, and I can't wait to try more flavours! Let's break down all the reasons I love it:

1. THE MACROS


Nutrition for 1 Scoop:

110 calories
0 grams fat
0 grams carbs
23 grams of protein

As far as the macros, this protein is just what you want. It's a protein isolate, meaning all the calories come from pure protein, no carbs and no fat. Carbs and fat can be great, but...it's a lot easier to customize your meals exactly how you want them when your protein powder is just protein. Many protein powders have tons of added sugar, adding lots of unnecessary carbs, and this one does not.


2. TASTE


This whey protein powder is by the best tasting I've tried. It doesn't leave a weird after taste. It's not overly sweet- but sweet enough! Mix it up with some almond milk and you're basically drinking a big glass of chocolate milk! ;)

3. Blendibilty

It mixes great with water (or milk of choice). I usually use a blender bottle (aka shaker cup) to make it easier to mix. It has pretty thick consistency, so you can use quite a bit of liquid. It doesn't leave a chalky or powdery aftertaste, and just is very smooth!

4. Ways to Use It!

Usually I just make a shake with almond milk or water, and it's great! I don't like most protein powders on their own, but I love this one. 


I also like to mix it into oatmeal or yogurt for an easy way to add protein!


You could also try out some of these really cool quest recipes! :)
Overall:
 10/10

I highly recommend you give Quest protein powders to try. Quest is an amazing company and you will not be disappointed!

Xoxo,
Stephanie

Monday, January 5, 2015

Winter Formal Sparkly Smokey Eye on Kathryn!


♡Products Used:♡
Olie Biolique Calming Oil
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Jouer Eye Brightening Primer
Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner in Black
Urban Decay Smoked Palette
Jouer Cream Mousse Shadow in Twighlight
Too Faced Glitter Glue
Mac Reflects Pearl glitter
Becca Ultimate Coverage Foundation
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Smashbox Suntan Matte Bronzer
Too Faced SweetHeart Blush in Peach Beach
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
Kevin Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil
Smashbox Nude Fair Always Sharp Lip liner
Lipstick Queen Saint Bare Nude
Gerard Cosmetics Butter Cream Lipgloss
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray


XoXo,
Stephanie

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015! and Thank you!!!

Thank you all for making 2014 a great year. 2013 was filled with ups and downs (more downs than ups..) but 2014 was filled with many blessings and lessons learned. Thank you for all your support, let's reflect on 2014 and make 2015 even better!


Thanks for watching!
XoXo,
Stephanie

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial


♡Products Used:♡

Jouer Eye Brightening Primer
Stila In The Light Palette
Jouer Creme Mousse Shadow in Moonlight
Smash box Always Sharp Eyeliner in 3D Galaxy
Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara
Smashbox Suntan Matte Bronzer
Benefit Watts Up highlighter
Too Faced SweetHeart Blush in Peach Beach
Hourglass Nude Femme Lip Stylo in Nude No. 3
Gerard Cosemetics Butter Cream Lipgloss


Thanks for watching!
Xoxo, 
Stephanie



Monday, December 29, 2014

The Finale of Vlogmas! {Days 22-26}