2016 Erin Condren Life Planner Review

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It’s that time already: time for planner companies to start releasing their 2016(!!) planners so those of us that are planner addicts can get our fix.  The big release that everyone has heard all about is of course, the 2016 Erin Condren Life Planner.  As if the ECLP couldn’t get any better, they made some changes to the 2016 edition that I think make it even easier to customize for your specific needs.  Let’s stop wasting time and dive right in.

Here’s a quick run down of what you’ll find inside the 2016 ECLP:

  • Personalized covers
  • Tabbed months
  • Monthly and weekly spreads
  • Year at a glance section
  • Notes Section
  • 4 sheets of stickers
  • Double sided Keep it Together folder
  • Perpetual Calendar
  • Zipper pouch
  • Snap-in bookmark

Now, let’s break it down.

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Radha Beauty’s Clearing Serum Review

Radha Beauty is an all natural beauty company after Rebekah Letch, co-founder of the company, wanted more out of her beauty products.  Growing up, her mom would use various oils and natural ingredients to care for her body, and the results were soft and flawless hair and skin.  After years of working with makeup in performance and having her skin left in less than awesome condition because of it, she decided that there had to be a better way to create beauty products.  Radha Beauty was born.

 

Today I am taking a closer look at the Radha Beauty Clearing Serum.  This serum not only contains acne flighting ingredients, but also has some anti-aging ingredients in the mix as well.  This serum is formulated with skin healthy things like Vitamin C, Retinol, hyaluronic acid, and salicylic acid to keep blemishes at bay.  Knowing how my troublesome skin likes to break out, I was really excited to give this serum a try.

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Mox Shoes Review

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As you all know, when I find a new product that I love, I can’t wait to tell you all about it.  Generally, shoes are not the thing that I rave about (other than the Tieks that reviewed a long while back), but since it is a rare occasion that I find shoes that are worth raving about for my feet effected by CMT, I decided that these are worth talking about.  I stumbled upon a pair of flats that are cute, comfortable, and affordable that I want in every single color.  Meet Mox Shoes.

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GlamGlow Super Cleanse Review

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In the beauty world, any item with the brand name GLAMGLOW on it is a hot ticket item.  Best known for their amazing (but expensive) masks, the company has released a line of face cleansers. There are currently 4 different cleansers, each that match up with one of their already loved masks: Thirsty Cleanse (blue), Youth Cleanse (black), Power Cleanse (green), and Super Cleanse (White).  Since I have acne prone skin, I went with the cleanser that was the same as my favorite mask, the Super Cleanse.

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Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask

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I have always loved trying new skincare.  I’m always looking out for the next  best thing for my adult acne prone skin.  When I was given the chance to try out this Dead Sea Mud Mask by Pure & Essential Minerals, I jumped on it.  I’ve always enjoyed good mud masks, and I know they tend to be great for my skin type.

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Tarte LipSurgence Lip Glosses Review

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I am a big fan of Tarte products.  One of my obsessions are the Tarte LipSurgence Lip tints, which were easy to use, hydrating lip crayons that left a beautiful wash of color on my lips.  Tarte now has a line of LipSurgence Lip Glosses, which offer the same hydration (and then some) in a sheer wash of high shine gloss color. For the natural/nude makeup lovers out there, these are great.  Since I tend to lean towards natural looking lips most of the time, I’m loving these.

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Lessons From Madame Chic – Brianna’s Bookshelf

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I stumbled across this book on complete accident.  It all started thanks to a comment on my birthday life update post, where I talked about how I was unsure how to pack for 10 weeks in Japan.  A reader suggested I watch this video about a woman talking about her 10 item wardrobe.  After watching the video, I decided to do a little creeping around to see what else I could find about the woman in the video.  Turns out that woman was Jennifer L. Scott, author of the book “Lessons From Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris.”

On a whim, I decided to check my Oyster app to see if the book was on there, and it was! Oyster is seriously the best reading subscription! (Summary: $9.95 a month for unlimited access to their amazing library of books.  Sign up via my link and you get $15 credit toward your subscription.)

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Tieks by Gavrieli-Review. Are they Worth it?

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Tieks by Gavrieli is a ballet flat company taking women’s feet to a new level of comfort.  I had seen a few of the YouTubers I watch talk about them a year or so ago, and was immediately intrigued.  The idea of a super comfy ballet flat was like music to my ears.  Because I have CMT, it is a very rare occasion that I will be in heels, so flats are a necessity in my wardrobe.  Could Tieks be exactly what was looking for? I began my research.

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Too Faced Rock N Roll Palette

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This is the second of the two music themed palettes that Too Faced released in June 2014.  The other was the Country Palette featuring eyeshadows in “Nashville Nude” shades.  Both of these eyeshadow palettes are Ulta Exclusives and can only be purchased there or on the Too Faced website.  They retail for $36.

The Palette

The Rock N Roll Rock Candy Eye Shadow Collection features 9 different eyeshadows that create many amazing looks.  Like most of the Too Faced palettes, they come with 3 different looks: day, classic, and fashion.  The 3 larger shadows are 0.07 oz each and the 6 smaller shadows are 0.03 oz each.

The packaging is thin and easy to use and the look suits the palette’s name very well.  The palette has a magnetic closure, which makes opening and closing very easy, yet still secure, and there is a mirror on the inside, along with a few diagrams of suggested looks for the various shadows. I love the cute musical names for each color.  The musician in me is pleased 🙂 You’ll notice that the words are printed in white.  I did this because you couldn’t make out most of them in the photos.  The packaging itself is gold print on the black tin.

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The Eyeshadows 

Rockability- A neutral, matee beige color that’s on the lighter side.  Great for an all over neutralizing color, the color payout is high and the application is pretty smooth.

New Wave- A baby pink with white sparkle, however it looks more sparkly in the pan than when applied to the skin, so the glitter doesn’t really show up much on the eyes.  This leaves you with a matte pink shade that has the same use as Rockability.

New Romantic- This is a more golden beige color, still on the neutral side, with a pearly, luminous (without being overwhelming) finish.  The color payout is strong and the application is smooth.

 

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Rap- Yellow gold with a metallic, bright finish.  The color payout is very strong and it’s staying power was also strong.  The formula was quite powdery as it gathered on the brush and int he pan, but the application itself was pretty smooth aside from a little fallout.

Pop- A frosted, deep plum.  The pigmentation isn’t quite as strong as some of the others, but the color is beautiful.  With a good base and an extra layer ( my swatch was two layers) the color is stronger.  It blends nicely making it easy to work with.

Glam Rock- A taupe with white glitter.  While it looks shimmery, the shadow itself is matte.  Application is soft and easy with decent color payout, and the glitter shows up more in the pan than on the eye.

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Ska- Warm brown with a metallic finish.  The color payout is strong and the application is soft and blendable.

Heavy Metal- A deep, dark royal blue with shimmer and a pearl finish.  It’s slightly on the powdery side, but pigmentation is strong and the application is smooth.

Punk- Deep forest green with green shimmer.  As you can tell, it took a few layers to get this color to appear dark and solid, as it fades out without a good primer.  The pigmentation is initially strong and the shadow is slightly powdery.

All in all, this is a wonderful palette, especially for people who like to play with darker colors.  It definitely gives off a Rock and Roll vibe with it’s smokey eye potential and deep, metallic tones.  I wanted to thank Too Faced for giving me the opportunity to play with and review this beautiful palette.  I recommend it for any eyeshadow lover.

I was sent this product for consideration for a review, but I was not paid.  All opinions are my own.