Tuesday, August 27, 2013

ponds bb+ review + giveaway

I had the awesome opportunity to review the new Ponds BB+ Cream via Influenster. I was so happy to have been selected and even happier that I was also given 4 full size Ponds BB+ creams to giveaway or share with whomever I chose! I gave one to my good friend Kaylee because she was already using another brand BB cream in her routine and I wanted to hear her take on it, but I saved the remaining 3 to giveaway to my always lovely readers! 

I was doubtful that I would actually like this BB cream, only because I have tried probably close to 10 other BB creams (from bargain drugstore brands to high end) and have almost always been disappointed. Needless to say BB creams just aren't usually for me, they seem to say they offer coverage but they never cover even the smallest of flaws. Anyway I went in skeptical and can honestly say this BB cream made me a believer! Hands down THE BEST BB cream I have ever tried. My friend Kaylee also loved this BB+ cream and actually made the switch from her other brand!

What I like most about this BB+ cream is that it's non-comedognic and hypo-allergenic, which means it wont clog your pores and break you out. Always a plus whether you have sensitive skin like me, or not. My second favorite thing was that it was created with Tone Perfecting Complex, which targets the source of dark spots and begins to visibly fade them over time, as well as hide them after application. Now I cant speak for the over time part because that is with regular use over two weeks and I have been using this when I don't feel like using full foundation (only about once or twice a week). But I can speak for concealing them and fading them when its on! That might seem like a given but this was the first BB cream that I felt actually covered imperfections as it claimed. 

Of course watch my review to get my full thoughts, some hair in the eye action, and typical Lyndsey-isms. Then enter below to win one of THREE full size Ponds BB+ Creams I have up for grabs!

One of Three Full Size Ponds BB+ Creams
Valued at $10

To ENTER this giveaway you MUST complete these TWO tasks:
1. LIKE A Lovely Little Blog on Facebook.
2. Leave a blog post comment with shade choice.
*All other tasks are considered EXTRA entries.

Good Luck Lovelies!


Saturday, August 24, 2013

little loves

Hello Lovelies!

I've missed you so! I am SO GLAD to finally be done moving, have internet, and be winding down with my CRAZY summer weddings schedule. I have been so busy the past honestly like 6 months, its unreal. I can't wait to get back into a routine! Let me catch you up quickly on some recent happenings, and tomorrow I have a new post for you with a GIVEAWAY! I know how you love those!

 Went to Columbus this weekend for a wedding and also got to spend time with my brother and sister in law, who came from Florida for it as well. We celebrated mine and my brothers birthdays together. On Saturday night we went to a place called Lemongrass in The Short North and it was so good! Definitely recommend going if you're ever in Columbus. 
(ps. a MUST is Northstar Cafe as well.)

 Myself and my friend Tricia at the wedding (who is getting married NEXT weekend!).
Tricia is wearing a recent Express purchase I believe and I, a Jessica Simpson dress from Dillards.

 Me and my gorgeous mother. She is wearing a recent Loft purchase. 

 Myself, my brother, and his wife Lara (who were both in the bridal party). Since I picked up this headband at Ulta I've gotten so many comments on it. Everyone thinks it's my real hair braided, but it's just a headband to hide my bangs that I'm growing out. They have lots of color and braid options, and its so easy to throw on and make it look like you did something really fancy with your hair!

HERE and HERE are options for the headband but I suggest going in store to match your hair perfectly. 

Have any of you lovelies been to this new chain called Piada?! OMG AMAZING! Think Chipotle but with pasta! They also have killer salads too! Me and the boy went to the one near Belden Village mall but they have a few locations. Totally worth making a drive to try out! We both got the pasta bowl with pesto sauce and veggies (and meat for the bf of course).

Just a little product shout-out, I LOVE (like head over heels, serious relationship, he's the one) with this foundation from Almay. You all know how much I love Almay overall but this foundation is the best foundation EVER! It has smart shade technology (which means it comes in only a few shades and matches your skin tone), aka basically foolproof. No more lines where your foundation ends and your skin begins! It's incredibly lightweight but covers beautifully, it's sensitive enough it won't break you out, it's affordable, should I stop? I could go on forever! I love the way it makes my skin look too! Seriously pick this up ASAP! 
I like to apply it with a Beauty Blender sponge with a stippling technique. Let me know what you think!

Hope you lovelies have been wonderful and lovely, and your summer has been beautiful! Stay tuned for a fun giveaway tomorrow and another FB only giveaway after that!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

hanes undercover color

Ladies (well and gentlemen), I have some great news to share with you! Hanes recently launched a brand spanking new line of under-lovelies and a fun, cheeky (yes pun intended) campaign to go along with it, Hanes Undercover Color. My #undercovercolor is RED, because I adore red! It makes me feel powerful (kicking butt at the gym), sexy (sexy is just as much for me as it his for the bf), and all around confident. 

I was thrilled to get an awesome care package from Hanes for this campaign to try out some of their newest items. I've always been a big fan of Hanes because they are an incredibly affordable and dependable brand, but I was super impressed when I got my care package because they totally stepped up their game! The colors, prints, and patterns were fun and vibrant, who wouldn't feel powerful and sexy with some bold color on their side?

the Hanes padded bandini and cute printed panties (guaranteed wedgie free) were perfect for working out.

Out of all the products they sent my way (which were all fabulous) I was LOVING the bras. Now without sharing too much info here we all know I am, as some would say "blessed in the chest". Finding a good bra is like a wild goose chase, and finding a good comfy bra to wear while working out, or running errands is even harder than finding your standard under wire type. They sent me these new awesome Bandini bras that can be worn racer back style, one strap, or strapless. I loved the one with padding because it seemed to offer a little more support for working out. I also loved the cut of these bras, as strange as it sounds I loved how the straps look peeking out of a shirt or a dress.

the hands live.love.color tee in a light lime green (come in v-neck too) and the not 
padded pink striped bandini, and super comfy blue striped boy shorts.

I was also loving their new Live.Love.Color tees, they are so comfy and the fit is amazing. I am planning on snatching up some of their v-neck styles next. If you need some nice quality tees that wont break the bank, try these! They come in great colors too!

I'm loving Hanes right now, and will definitely be stocking up on some more Bandini bras ASAP! Find out your Under Cover Color HERE, share it, and wear it!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective 
and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.