11.25.2014

Are you a Bella?

Have you heard of Bellashoot? If you haven't, and you're a total beauty junky, you need to go sign up now. Bellashoot is basically the beauty version of Pinterest. There are thousands of beauty related reviews, tutorials, inspiration and giveaways posted. Its a fun site to be part of. As a blogger, I have found the site extremely helpful in driving new traffic to my blog as well.

Bellashoot recently launched their iPhone and iPad app, which I wanted to share. Since most of us will be waiting in long lines on Black Friday, what better way to pass the time than with their fun app?!

Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect:





Join us bellas by downloading their app and follow me!

xo, arielle

11.23.2014

Empties: All Natural Products I Used Up

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Curious about the products I have used up? Watch my latest video for some quick reviews!


Kirk’s Coco Soap | Buy Online

VaniCream | Buy Online 

Giovanni shave | Buy Online | Full Review

100% Pure Vanilla Bean lotion | Buy Online

Organic Wear Mascara | Buy Online | Full Review

Bye Bye Blemish | Buy Online | Full Review

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream Buy Online | Full Review

Garnier Fructis pomade Buy Online

DermOrganic Shampoo & Conditioner | Buy Online | Full Review

Hairfinity | Buy Online | Full Review

The Natural Dentist mouthwash | Buy Online

Tom’s toothpaste | Buy Online

Jason Seafresh Toothpaste | Buy Online

Face Razors | Buy Online | Full Review

Rainbow Light multivitamin | Buy Online

xo, arielle

Disclosure: Affiliate links are in this post. If you click on an affiliate link and/or make a purchase I receive monetary compensation. Some products were sent by the company or the company’s PR group. All opinions are my own.

11.21.2014

Hairfinity Review and Results

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My most popular post to date is hands down, my secret to hair growthwhich includes taking biotin and folic acid. It's easy enough to take but I had no idea that there were pills out there that were specially formulated for healthy hair until I was introduced to Hairfinity.

Hairfinity is apparently a celebrity's secret weapon as its used by Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Taraji P Henson and more.

Hairfinity

Hairfinity is a nutritional supplement formulated with essential nutrients for healthy hair. This hair specific formula contains Vitamins A, C, and D, a B-Vitamin Complex, Biotin, MSM, and more.  Hairfinity is clinically proven to increase the hair growth rate by 155% while decreasing shedding.  Two capsules are taken per day, and each bottle contains a one-month supply.

I posted a while back about donating my hair. The cut was a bit short for my taste, so I knew I was going to start taking something to help it grow out. I have been taking two Hairfinity capsules every morning for 6 weeks now and am pretty happy with the results.

Hairfinity results

At the two week mark, above, I went to get a trim. My hair was uneven and I had some layers that were way too short. A lot of the length was chopped off when my hairdresser evened things out. I had her avoid the short layers, though.

At the six week mark, I haven't seen incredible length but all of those uneven short layers did grow quickly and now blend into my hair better. I'm really happy with that. As for overall growth, I'm not noticing much but one of my friends mentioned that she thought it was looking a lot longer. 

The reason I have been happier with Hairfinity over the biotin/folic acid method is because, for me, the less shedding claim has been absolutely true. I noticed at about two weeks in, my shower drain was not getting nearly as clogged with my hair. Plus, I'm not finding strands all down the back of my shirts. 

I also noticed my hair looks incredibly healthy. I think chopping off the dyed part and taking this has returned it to it's virgin glory. My hairdresser could not stop talking about how healthy my hair was.

I think I need to take it a bit longer to get the full growth effects but overall, I am pleased with Hairfinity. I gifted a bottle to my friend and I'm curious to hear her thoughts on it!

xo, arielle

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hairfinity and TapInfluence. All opinions are my own.

11.19.2014

Busy Girl Nails: Gold

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We are to the fourth week of #BusyGirlNails! This challenge always seems to fly by. This week's prompt is gold.

I used the Zoya Pixie Dust Collection in Bar as my topcoat and Jules as the base. I purchased a few of the Pixie Dust polishes months ago but wasn't impressed with the opacity. When I matched them with a similar color base, though, they look beautiful! Unfortunately, these chip pretty quickly.

Zoya Pixie Dust Bar

Zoya Pixie Dust Bar

What is your favorite gold polish?

xo, arielle

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11.17.2014

If You Could Only Use One Makeup Brand for the Rest of Your Life...

A few weeks ago, I asked all of you if there was only one piece of makeup you could use for the rest of your life what it would be. This time, I want to know which brand.

I know some of us are very brand loyal. I'm not one of those people but there is one brand that stands out of the pack for me and it's bareMinerals.

bareMinerals was the first high end brand that I ever purchased. I'm hooked on their foundation. I currently use their primer, foundation and bronzer. I have yet to try a bareMinerals product I don't like. Plus, they lean towards clean ingredients and my skin responds incredibly well to their products.


Now it's your turn! If you would only use one makeup brand for the rest of your life, which would it be?

xo, arielle
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