A Few Of My Favorite Things

If you are beauty product obsessed like me, Birchbox is for you! I was so excited to receive my first box at Lucky Fabb this year. I just recently got around to trying out all of these amazing products and I’m officially hooked! Four to five hand-picked deluxe samples are delivered to your door for $10 per month. It’s luxury without breaking the bank.

This Minimergency kit is something that I’ve seen and have always meant to pick up but just never did. It was also a gift in my goodie bag at Lucky Fabb and has already come in handy on 2 trips! You would not believe what they fit into this fabulous little pouch. Everything a girl could need. But that’s not all… they also offer them for guys, moms, brides and college kids. Stick in your purse or your carry on and you will not be sorry.

I recommend these products for any busy and beauty obsessed girl out there. If you have tried or end up trying these, let me know what you think! Tweet me @vafashiongirl

Mixed Up Manicure

Confession - I am a licensed nail technician as of 10 years ago (eek) and up until this summer I absolutely despised doing my own manicures. I actually had acrylic (double eek) until a year ago. Never again. So now that I am over being too good to do my own mani’s I’m having a BLAST playing with all of the options. Last week I played with SPARKLES and this week I mix it up.

This week I played with new Essie fall colors from their Brand New Bag collection; gifted to me at Lucky Magazine’s LuckyFabb. The light shade is: Lady Like and the darker shade is: Carry On.

I had fun with mixing the light and dark shades, painting 4 nails a shade and 1 nail with the contrasting shade per hand. One hand being mostly dark and one hand mostly light. What do you think? Would you try this?

PS - One trick I learned as a nail tech was that this OUT THE DOOR top coat is amaze! Not only does it leave you with shiny nails but it really does dry in about a minute. I get mine at the local Sally’s Beauty Supply.