Happy Friday and happy National Doughnut Day! I wish I could be sharing some donuts with you guys by passing it through the computer screen. But alas, we don’t have 3D printers that can do that just yet. So instead today I will be sharing some of my recent favorite finds in a new segment of the blog called #FridayFinds. As a blogger, I get a lot of clothing and beauty products sent my way, so much so that it’s becoming difficult to store and organize them in my small one-bedroom New York City apartment. Out of this “problem”, an idea came to mind: why not have a segment where I not just share my faves with the readers, but also share the love through a product giveaway? So obvious spoiler alert: there will be a giveaway at the end of this blog. Read on to discover my faves and find out how you can win some awesome goodies.
Before we move on to my fave list, by the way, the rubes at FTC requires me to let you know that there may be affiliate links below.
1. Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel
I have a lot of product that I like, but very few that I really LOVE. This one falls squarely in the latter, more exclusive, category. If you’re a reader of the blog, you probably heard me complain a lot about my skin. Really though, adult acne is just the WORST! I mean come on universe, I’m a 30-something who has to deal with fine lines and wrinkles, can you not cut me a break with the acne? Thank god for Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel that helps me tackle both at the same time. I seriously saw a difference with just one use — my skin was softer, more supple, and I saw reductions in blackheads cropping up. At almost $80 a pop, the price is a bit steep, but let me tell you guys that it’s totally worth it. I may have gotten this first bottle for free, but I will gladly pay for the next one.
2. Dr. Dana Nail Color
I used to be an avid fan of the gel-mani. That is up until I realized how much it can really ravage your nails. After constantly having gel nails for the better part of last year, my nails were weak and peeling. I knew I had to do a detox and find a better solution. The problem is I’m always so rough with my hands, it’s honestly a miracle if my mani survive past a couple of days. I needed a solution that is nail friendly but will also last a good amount of time. Enter: Dr. Dana. Since it’s dermatologist developed, you know they have nail health first in mind. My Dr. Dana polish has been lasting me about a week before they start chipping. And the best part is when I take them off my nails still look great naked: no peeling, yellowing or brittleness.
3. Supergoop Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50
Summer and rooftop season is here, which means that sun care is becoming even more important. I usually make a point to wear moisturizers and foundation with SPF on them, that way I always have a “base” protection from the harmful UV rays. But in the summer, I’m definitely out in the sun much more so I need that extra protection. Plus you really should reapply sunscreen every few hours when you’re out in the sun all day. Typically my favorite kind of sunscreen is the spray ones since it’s so much easier to put on and reapply than the lotion kind. But I find that sometimes the spray can feel a bit tacky and oily. Supergoop’s mousse sunscreen gives you the best of both worlds. The texture of the mousse is non-tacky and just as easy to apply as the spray.
I gotta admit, my most favorite part about the fourth item in my favorite list is the name: Bitchstix. I just like saying it. Bitchstix. Bitchstix. Bitchstix. It’s like summoning Beetlejuice or something LOL. I’m the kinda girl that has “emergency” lipbalm in every purse and jacket pocket. So why not get ones that comes with a fun name? Even better, all of the net proceeds of the sale goes to domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs. So you get to help others while keeping your lips soft and chap-free.
4. Vella Box
Living in a small one-bedroom apartment can be rough when you’re nose its sensitive to odors. While some of it I can control (like cleaning the cat-litter box often or refraining from cooking strong-smelling food), some of it I really can’t (like my neighbors burning their cooking or lighting up a J). So I go through a lot of candles to counter those undesirable shared-living smell with much nicer scents, like rosemary and lavender. Gotta love services like Vella box that sends me candle goodies monthly so I don’t ever run out.
5. Charming Charlie
OK this last one is not really a secret find, because I’m sure many of you are familiar with Charming Charlie. I just love going to one of their stores. It can be a bit overwhelming sometimes, because they just have so much goodies there that it can be hard deciding what to get. One of the things I love the most about them is their affordable price. So I can try out new accessory trends without breaking the bank. And just because I love you guys so much, I’m giving a $50 gift card to one lucky winner, which really can get you quite a lot at Charming Charlie (including this super cute earrings).
All task entry below is optional; do as many as you like. The more entry you complete, the higher your chances are to win.
Not so little fine prints:
- No purchase necessary. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited.
- Entrant must be 18 years old as of sweepstakes start date and a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia as of start date.
- Sweepstakes begins Friday, June 2, 2017, at 12:00 a.m. EST, and closes on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 12:00 a.m. EST.
- Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Winners will be selected by random drawing. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within fourteen (14) days after the first attempt to contact such potential winner, an alternate entrant will be selected in his or her place from all entries received.