Online Ordering Gone Wrong - Anastasia Beverly Hills

Monday, March 24, 2014

An eye shadow palette that was very popular during the Holiday's is back! I tried ordering this palette the week before Christmas but there was one problem, I could't find it ANYWHERE! I tried Sephora, Ulta, and Anastasia Beverly Hills website, suddenly no one had it. It was almost as if it didn't exist anymore because it was taken off each website. There was no "sold out" sign or anything.  Sadly, there was no word of it until....

8 days ago to be exact (3/16/14), Anastasia posted this picture showing her fans that the Lavish Eye Shadow Palette was back! 

Me and hundreds of others who missed out on this palette the first time around, ordered it. It was a Sunday night, so obviously I would't hear anything that day as far as shipping and maybe not even Monday. Tuesday comes, no email.. Wednesday comes no email. Thursday, Friday, Saturday... NOTHING!! Today equals 8 days later and I have yet to to receive a shipping email. According to my account on her website.. it's been "processed" but it has said that for about a week now.

I even went back to the Instagram post to see if anyone had commented and it looks like I'm not the only one who's not happy. Everyone is posting the same thing, saying that they've ordered the palette but it's still processing. There's even customers who've emailed customer service and HAVEN'T EVEN GOTTEN A RESPONSE! - This isn't good customer service.

Her website says.. 

"We offer everyday FREE Standard Shipping on all U.S. orders. Please allow 3 business days for processing and up to 10 business days for delivery."
I wish I could take her websites word for it but mine has been processing for more than 3 days. I can't even imagine how long it will take before it gets to my house. 
For those who don't know who Anastasia is, she is the Eyebrow God! She has a great reputation for transforming eyebrows with her amazing products.

I expect nothing but great things from this brand. It's highly talked about on YouTube and Instagram, so to get service like this comes as a surprise. I can't see myself ordering again from this website and I'm to the point where I don't even care for the palette anymore.  Eight days to process an online order in 2014 just seems ridiculous. Is this why shipping is free on all orders? 

Have you had problems with this website before? Leave a comment a below.

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The Lavish Palette made it on my "Wish List" last Christmas.. Click here.

I received about 2 weeks after I purchased it. It was a little disorganized. I received a shipping email probably 1 or 2 days after I originally posted this with the wrong person's address and info which was eventually corrected. I'm assuming they were overwhelmed by the response of this palette because it seems like everyone wanted it.. If you were waiting on this palette, go for it.. just be prepared to wait a little longer. 


7 Skincare Products Every Woman Should Have

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's never too late (or too soon) to start taking care of your skin.  You want to take care of your skin to keep it looking young and beautiful, longer. Having your own skin care regimen will also make you feel pampered and who doesn't like to be pampered? I don't have to go to spa for my skin to feel great because I have all these great products at home to help.  No matter the brand, there's seven skin care products that every girl should have. 

1. Makeup Remover
No girl should ever sleep with their make up on. It's horrible for your skin and eyes. If you find a good makeup remover that easily takes your eye makeup off, you might actually look forward to taking it off at night :) My favorite is  Nuance's Cucumber and Rosewater Make-Up Remover by Salma Hayek. Can be found at your local CVS.

2. Cleanser
Take away all the gunk with a good cleanser. Whether it's a high end or drugstore cleanser, find one that meets your needs. I've gone through so many cleansers over the years and I've recently found a cleanser that I see myself sticking with for awhile. I love Cetaphil's Gentle Cleanser. A little pricey for a drugstore product but it's totally worth it. Use this in combination with a Clarisonic Brush and you'll face will feel squeaky clean:)

3. Mask (used weekly)
Find a good mask to use once or twice a week. A mask will give your face a deep clean and draw out any impurities. Masks will also help exfoliate to take off any dead skin cells. I have two masks that I go back and forth with. I use Michael Todd's Pumpkin Spice mask, which smells amazing by the way, and Michael Todd's Charcoal Detoxifying Facial Mask.

For those who are new to skin care and into organics, I highly recommend trying Michael Todd's products! Click here to visit their website.

4.  Toner
Toner removes anything that a cleanser or mask may have missed. It also restores the skins pH without drying out your skin. This is a quick an easy step. Put a little on a cotton round wipe your face and that's it! A good toner to try is Michael Todd's Cranberry Antiox Hydrating Anti-Aging Toner or you can try your own favorite drugstore brand.

5. Serum
Taking care of your skin is a process. Serums are important because they leave out water and have a high concentration of active ingredients. They are several serums targeted to specific problem areas. Dark spot serums, anti-aging serums, skin-firming serums.. to name a few. Therefore an anti-aging serum is going to give you a high concentration of ingredients to help with anti-aging! If you don't have any skin specific problems, you can go with a regular replenishing serum like Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Because Serum's have a high concentration of active ingredients, they are a little bit pricier but you can still find a good serum in the drugstore for under $30.

6. Eye Cream
Reduce puffiness and dark under eye circles with an eye cream. Your eyes are the first to show aging so take care of it now :)

7. A Good Moisturizer
To lock everything into place, pat your face with a good moisturizer with SPF. SPF will help protect your face from the sun, which will help you look younger, longer. Choose a moisturizer that meets your needs and your budget. You can find a good moisturizer without breaking your pockets. My favorite drug store moisturizers are Aveeno's Postively Radiant and Cetpahil. My favorite high end would be Cliniques Dramatically Different Moisturizer.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


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Everyday Loose Curls Using Nume Magic Wand

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

We meet at last! My Nume Magic Wand came in the mail today and I couldn't be more happy. My old curling wand died on me so what a relieve it was for this to finally come. My hair has been a MESS without it.  I tried to for the first time and I love it thus far. It's lighter than my old wand and it gets even hotter (goes up to 450 F). 

I got a 32 mm black. It comes in several different sizes and colors..
Sizes: 19mm, 25 mm, and 32mm
Colors: Black, Deep Fuscia, Blue, Purple, Pink, and Turquoise. 

I use my curling wand literally everyday. It makes my life so much easier as a mommy. I can do my hair in 10 minutes by using a bigger barrel, which is why I went for the 32mm. Using a bigger barrel helps achieve looser wave/curl.

 If you use different wands for different occasions or not sure what wand your looking for, I recommend the Nume LUSTRUM set. It comes with five interchangeable wands so you can achieve different looks any day of the week. 

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Real Technique Brushes - WORTH THE HYPE?

Monday, March 3, 2014

real technique brushes, affordable make up brushes

Retails at $17.99 for each set
$8.99 + for individual brushes (Ulta)
Can also be found on Amazon (shh! it's cheaper.. click the link to be directed to the site)

About this product
(via the realtechniques website)

  • Synthetic bristles are ultra plush and smoother than the hair you'll find in other brushes. Since taklon is synthetic, it's 100% cruelty-free. The soft fibers help create a flawless, high-definition finish in any type of light – from sunlight to harsh indoor lighting.
  • The color-coded system corresponds to the key steps of makeup application so you can create aflawless baseenhanced eyes, and the perfect finishlike a pro.
  • Each brush head is hand-cut to the perfect shape, allowing for precise application from dense coverage to a soft, delicate finish.
  • The collection is suitable for a wide range of products and every makeup need – from powders, creams, and liquids to mineral makeup, highlighter, and shimmer.
  • Brush names on the handles make for easy reference when creating your favorite look.

What I like about it..
They're amazingly soft and give my face a flawless finish. 

Any cons..
I wish they were sets that included ALL of their brushes. For example, a set for all of the face brushes, and a set for all of the eye brushes. I also wish they had a bigger selection of eye brushes. There's not too many. Seems like the main focus was face brushes when these were made. 

Would I Repurchase?
I loved the Real Technique sets sooooo much that I bought MORE of their brushes. I was so surprised of the quality of these brushes especially because they're so affordable. They're very soft and they leave a flawless finish on my face. 100% satisfied and recommend these to anyone looking for good quality brushes that's not gonna break your pockets.

Products Included in the Line:

(click links to purchase via amazon)
Core Collection
Starter Kit (eyes)
Duo Fiber Collection
Miracle Complexion Sponge
Expert Face Brush * my favorite for foundation
Blush Brush
Powder Brush *a must have
Stippling Brush
Setting Brush
Foundation Brush
Silicone Eye Liner
Lash/Brow Gromer

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White Gel Nail Polish Stains?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

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It's been about 3 weeks since I last got my nails done and I already broke two so I was MORE than ready to get them done. If you seen my last post (click here) then you can see how long my nails were. When they're that long, they break much easier and it gets annoying doing anything with your nails. Also, my white gel nail polish started to stain! Never knew that was possible but I asked my nail tech and she said just use some acetone and the stains will come off. Who would have known? lol

Anyway, about my new nails.. I'm moving soon so I knew it would be more practical to get short nails and the color... I've been so in love with this color for years! That coral/salmon color is my absolute favorite color in the world. It's a combo of pink and orange. I guess you can say it's my "go-to" nail color.

Infinity Sterling Silver ring from Piercing Pagoda $24.99

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