Monday, October 13

REVIEW | Keurig 2.0 K550 - Is It Worth It?

I. LOVE. COFFEE. I love my Keurig. When Influenster asked me if I would do a survey for something coffee related I thought, "Sure why not? I love coffee." I thought maybe they'd send me a VoxBox filled with coffee flavored goodies or new flavors of coffees by Keurig. Coming home from work one day and finding a huge box at my doorstep was just the first of my many surprises that week. I was on the phone with my friend while trying to open this big box of whatthehellisthis. After a little struggle with slicing through all the tape with a knife and pulling out the box while still on the phone, I couldn't believe my eyes. I was sent the brand new Keurig 2.0 K550 even before it hit the shelves! OMG!!! I set it up immediately and took a step back to admire its beauty. After using it for well over a month, as much as I love coffee and Keurig Coffee Makers, now I'm not fully convinced this is really an upgrade. Why? Just read below! 

My Morning Routine :)
Cow mug from Marshalls

Saturday, August 9

REVIEW | Influenster #VowVoxBox

Today I share with you some lovely wedding essentials. 
These are some of the little things that make a big impact on your big day ;)

Tuesday, July 22

NOTD | Sally Hansen Barracuda Nail Polish Swatch


This is from Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure line of nail lacquers. This bottle is supposed to provides 7 benefits of a "salon manicure" from a bottle. I have a full review of it HERE. This color looks like a beautiful pastel blue in the bottle. Once dried it looks a little bit darker but still lovely and it's a great color for summer! I had to use 2 coats on most nails and 3 on some. I felt like the formula for this particular shade was a little thicker compared to the other ones I've tried from this line. I love this line but the biggest con is that their formula is very inconsistent. Some shades are more sheer while others are thicker and goopier. I've gotten a few compliments on this color and even had someone at work go out the next day to get a manicure done with this shade ;) 

Product sent from Influenster for consideration of a review.

Sunday, July 6

REVIEW | Reveal 2 Palette

What is it?
CoastalScents' answer to all the prayers from those of us who find it hard to spend over $50 for a couple of eye shadows. This is more than a dupe for Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette. I say more because it offers 20 beautiful shades, Naked 3 offers only 12.  Thank you Gods of Makeup! Look below for swatches and all the pros and cons of this palette. 

Monday, May 26

REVIEW | Maybelline The Buffs Color Lipstick Review + Swatches!

The Buffs collection is Maybelline's 2014 Spring lipstick collection. It has 10 different shades of creamy nude/flesh toned lipsticks. I'm very happy to say Maybelline actually catered to all skin tones with this line! They have the palest nude to deep berry hues. The darkest two I skipped for this review because deep berry hues aren't nudes in my opinion. However, they are beautiful none the less so do check them out!

Sunday, March 23

REVIEW | Influenster J'Adore VoxBox

This was a really cute VoxBox! 
If it was sent before Valentines Day it would've been even MORE perfect.


REVIEW | Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask #powerofplants

"This mineral-rich oceanic clay mask contains a negative electrical charge which acts like a magnet, helping to draw deep-rooted impurities out of the skin without drying. Its hydrating and oil absorbing properties leave skin soft, smooth and wonderfully cleansed."

REVIEW | John Frieda Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight

Product Claims
 "Revolutionary heat-activated formula wraps each strand to seal in longer-lasting straightness without weighing hair down. Protects against heat damage and blocks frizz. Keeps hair glossy, smooth, and swinging with body"

Let's get one thing straight, I don't have curly hair. So why use this? I have random curls and wiggly waves that don't like to stay straight even after I use a flat iron. I love that fresh sleek -just straightened- look but I only get it for a few mins right after I straighten it! I got this product in my J'Dore VoxBox and honestly it was the last thing I tried. I even tested the men's Vaseline spray before this. I have straight hair and I've used one of John Freida's Frizz Ease straightening sprays years before. I liked it a lot, my mom took it, then I forgot about it. I remember it working fine but it was a bit sticky like hair spray. Oh how I marked this NEW product guilty by association! I shouldn't have because this spray is freakn fantastic!

REVIEW | Kiss Look So Natural Lashes

Product Claim
"Light and soft as a feather. Revolutionary Tapered End Technology delivers real-like lashes that blend seamlessly with your own lashes. 97% of women who wore these lashes felt the difference—you’ll forget you’re wearing them!"

I use false lashes almost every time for my clients and on myself usually while filming YouTube videos or for special occasions. I wear mascara everyday to enhance my natural thin lashes. I haven't found a pair that is so natural that I would want to wear it every day. I absolutely LOVE the looks of falsies but it's just not an everyday thing for me.

REVIEW | Neutrogena Triple Repair Shampoo & Conditioner Review (Before + After PICS!)

"Healthy Hair When the Heat Is On"

Product Claims:  Will leave your hair stronger, smoother, and more nourished by reducing breakage up to 80% and mending split ends up to 97% . It's the line of hair care for people who have damaged hair from using heat tools. 

Friday, March 21

HAUL | Jamie Brooke Gallery

If you follow me on Instagram you know I've been obsessed with Jamie Brooke Gallery Jewelry. Their pieces are the perfect balance of classy with a hint of trendy. I can wear it to work without it being gaudy and head off to getting margaritas after work all the while looking chic.

To see the sizes and look of some of these items check out my 
Haul video featuring Jamie Brooke Gallery.


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Open to US and Canadian residents only.

Jamie Brooke was kind enough to offer a coupon code for all my lovers!
Use THEGREENSATCHEL at checkout for an extra 20% OFF!

What are you favorite pieces? 
I would suggest grabbing that Cartier Nail Bangle look-a-like before it's sold out! (it's only 45$!). 

Items were sent for review consideration from

Tuesday, February 25

REVIEW | Too Faced Loves Sephora Palette + Swatches

Confession: I have had this palette since April 2013 and decided to just share it with you now.
I'm sorry but not sorry.

This is a limited edition palette and it commemorates the 15 years Too Faced and Sephora have worked together. Available originally for $52 at Sephora.

The palette has 10  "exclusive" eyeshadows, 3 brozers, 1 blush, 1 eyeshadow primer in a sample size, a glamour guide, and a cute little "flatbuki" brush that most people will not use. You will notice that the eyeshadow names are rather odd but they are named after iconic times, places, and people throughout their relationship.

My favorite colors are Behind The Counter, 1998, and David & Marg

piano keys, so. cal, tf ♥'s the cast, jer jer, 525 market

behind the counter, soho, envy, david & marge, 1998

My beautiful palette with how-to makeup cards included!

What I thought it would look like when I opened it...

This is what I really got. W T F.

  • Variety of colors
  • Larger neutral eyeshadows
  • Contains matte and shimmery bronzers
  • Comes with eyeshadow primer

  • Available only at Sephora / Amazon
  • Limited edition
  • Extremely poor packaging

The color variety is excellent and the color payoff is great. With a primer you get what you see in. The colorful shadows are of decent size and their matte neutral shadows are twice as big; which is great because the nudes are usually the first to go in a palette being used as a highlight color. The bronzers and blushes are large enough to use with regular sized brushes.  I for one thought it was great for the price based on the bronzers and blush alone! The color of the blush is so beautiful and perfect for spring and summer while the Chocolate Soleil bronzer was deep enough to contour my skin tone. Most bronzers in a palette are usually my exact skintone or barely make a difference. I can use the shimmery side of Sunny Bunny bronzer as a highlight or even as an eyeshadow.

I like this palette, not love it. I wouldn't call this a must-have palette but it is a nice palette to have if you're like me and collect them. The biggest turn off was when I first opened the palette, nearly ALL the items fell out of their space due to a bad gluing job! I would have used it more often if it wasn't for the thought of all the products falling down and turning into dust. Most people would return it and just exchange for one where the shadows won't fall out, so why didn't I? Being a part of Sephora I knew that ALL these palettes were actually on recall. The manager at my Sephora decided to go ahead and put it on the shelf anyway. I knew they would all do the same thing but I wanted to keep it being a limited edition. I had to feed my addiction of collecting pretty palettes, lol! To fix the problem all I had to do was put my handy dandy glue gun to use and taadaa! No more fallout.

Did you buy this palette and did the eyeshadows fall out like in mine? I think it was shady of my manager to go ahead and sell the products on recall but then again, to her it was all about numbers.


REVIEW | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette + Swatches

The first time I heard of this palette I thought of skipping it. Just how many Naked palettes can they make? I had just bought the Vice II and now they have another Naked one out? Then I SAW the palette and...I had to add it to my collection. The palette includes 12 rosy and brown eyeshadows. Sound boring compared to that bright and colorful Vice II but I wear neutrals more often for work. Also, rose gold is all the rage right now and I think it complements me quite well with my tan skin so I can safely say that I love this palette.

Tuesday, February 4

REVIEW | CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

What Is It?
"All-in-one foundation with a long-lasting formula that fuses primer, concealer, and foundation in one easy step! The 3-in-1 formula provides a flawless look that lasts all day long." - via CoverGirl's website

From my experience in the past, anything that claims to be an "all-in-one" usually ends up as a complete fail. Too many promises to keep. I have used this foundation for over a month now and I have to's pretty darn GREAT! Yeah, I couldn't believe it either.

Thursday, January 30

REVIEW | Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Polishes

Sally Hansen is no stranger to me. I have a few of their polishes and I love many of the treatments and top coats! I've been meaning to try some of Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure nail polish line. I've tried basically all her other lines so why not? When Influenster asked if I would like to review it, of course I said yes! They sent me 3 beautiful colors!

Jaded #540
Bluish mint

Monday, January 20

MAKEUP TUTORIAL| Red Carpet Glam (Easy!)

All my pictures weren't as crisp as usual for some reason so I apologize about that ahead of time!

Sunday, January 19

REVIEW | Influenster Jolly VoxBox

This is my very 1st VoxBox from Influenster!

I'm pretty happy with everything I received. 
They are all brands that I already use so getting freebies from them is awesome!

REVIEW | Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer


Friday, January 3

REVIEW | Olay Age Defying 2 in 1 Day Cream + Serum

What Is It?
Olay claims it to be a 2 in 1 formula that "deliver both hydration and lift at once". It part cream (fights wrinkles) and part serum (firms skin). This day cream + serum also provides the skin with intense moisture.

Wednesday, January 1

Happy New Year!

How was 2013 for you? Mine wasn't awful but it wasn't some kind of wonderful. Here are some of my personal highlights of 2013!
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