Saturday, January 30, 2016

They're Back!!! ... Block Heeled Shoe Trend

We knew they would come back around! We haven't seen block heels emerge as a trend since the late 1990's. Now, this shoe style is popping up in stores with more frequency.

Tahari Ava Leopard Pump

If done right, they can look cute. What we love is the level of comfort. Kitten heels and thin, high heel designs are beautiful eye candy, but they don't help the feet if you have to do a lot of walking. (Vegas, anyone?)

Tahari Mary style shoe

Steve Madden Adelphie, available at DSW

We've seen the trend on boots. We know it's a thing when it becomes more popular on flats and mid-heel heights.

Michael Kors Joy Slide Sandals

Youngsters will appreciate the comfort. Our moms will be able to wear a higher heel height with this design. #Spoonies will love it too. If you have fatigue or balance issues, but still want to be on trend, block heels are the shoes for you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

BirchBox - Jan. 2016

What a great way to start the new year! I recently subscribed to BirchBox. My first one was received January 2016.

The BirchBox arrived with this packaging, including a set of stickers to customize it. Fun, right? The stickers bring out the little girl in all of us, and combines it with our personalized, empowering vision for the new year.

January 2016 BirchBox with Stickers

The contents of my box are shown below. I'm still in the process of trying and reviewing the beauty samples.

Contents of January 2016 BirchBox
amica: Bombshell Blowout Spray, Supergoop CC Cream, whish body butter,
Vasanti BrightenUp!, Cargo Swimmables Shadowstick
  • amica: Bombshell Blowout Spray - I'm excited to try this and review the amica brand. It will be hard to give up my Moroccan Oil though! I'm a loyal user due to my dry, coarse hair.
  • Supergoop CC Cream - I received the Fair to Light shade per my color preferences. This product states it is self adjusting. It also has a 40 SPF sunscreen, which I love.
  • whish body butter - I started using the almond scented body butter immediately. I still need to try it on my legs, but I keep using it on my hands and arms due to winter dryness. This entire sample is sure to be used.
  • Vasanti BrightenUp! - I love a good Exfoliating Cleanser. Vasanti's version includes micro-crystals and aloe. I plan to apply this by hand and using my Clinique Cleansing Brush prior to posting a full review.
  • Cargo Swimmables Shadowstick - The Sunkissed color was delivered in my box. It's neutral color with pizazz. This stuff is durable! I can't wait to try it in the surf this summer.

Overall, I am very pleased with my first BirchBox. It's a fun surprise for beauty lovers like me!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Star Wars CoverGirl Nail Polish - Golden Opportunity

We have acquired another polish from the Star Wars line from Covergirl. It's #230 Golden Opportunity, a pretty nude metallic. The shade is golden, but not CP30 brassy in shade.

Star Wars CoverGirl Outlast Nail Polish, Golden Opportunity

Two coats covered well. No free edge was visible. We've swatched it on a pale skin tone, but will add photos once we try it on our Hawaiian Glambo Girl. It's a color that should look good with any complexion.

If you haven't picked up any Star Wars cosmetics yet, there's still time to shop and get a rebate. Details are listed in our Revenge Red nail polish post.

May the Force Be With You, Glambo Beauties!

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