Sunday, March 25, 2018

Influenster Review - Grande Cosmetics

I was so excited to receive this latest, complimentary VoxBox from Influenster! It contained the ultimate Grande Cosmetics trio - GrandeLASH-MD lash enhancing serum, GrandePRIMER with lash plumping peptides, and Grande Mascara lash boosting formula! I was in lash heaven! I couldn't wait to give these a try! 

The primer is the absolute best primer that I've ever used. period. It applies extremely smooth on your lashes, doesn't clump, and can be used with any mascara. 

Unfortunately, I was not impressed with the mascara. In my opinion, the formula wasn't dark enough when applied to my blonde lashes. I even attempted to apply 4 coats and it still seemed like it was barely there. On a good note, this product doesn't clump and also applies smoothly like the primer. I just prefer my lashes to be super dark and noticeable. However, if you prefer a more natural lash look or have darker lashes this might work better for you. 

The lash serum is amazing! The product says that you will see longer, fuller lashes between 4-6 weeks time. I started noticing my lashes looking fuller just after a couple of weeks. I have been using it for right around 3 weeks now and am so excited to see my full results in just a couple more weeks! It's very easy to apply. Simply swipe (like you're applying eyeliner) one swipe on each eye to the lash line before bedtime and you're done! 

Overall this trio has exceeded my expectations, aside from the mascara, and I would recommend these products to anyone! The mascara and primer both retail for $25 each and the lash serum retails for $65. Head over to your nearest Sephora to purchase! 

xoxo, karabears

Monday, February 12, 2018

New Hershey's Gold - Influenster Review

Today, I'll be reviewing Hershey's newest chocolate flavor || GOLD ||

Please note: I received this product free to try from Influenster

I'm not a huge chocolate fan so when I received this product to try, I was a little nervous that I would just absolutely hate it! BUT I had high hopes because when I do get the urge to eat chocolate, Hershey's is about the only brand that I can tolerate. I also don't care for pretzels at all either...just throwing that out there. 

I took my first bite and was still a little unsure about it but the caramel/salty flavor had me intrigued, to say the least, to keep on biting into it for more! I was pleasantly surprised to find that you couldn't taste the pretzels, you just got a small hint of salt from them...YAY! And the peanuts mixed with the caramel tastes like a light, creamy peanut butter! My taste buds were seriously having the time of their lives tasting all these flavors mixed together! 

I would have to say that this is my favorite chocolate that I've tried to date and if you haven't had the chance to try Hershey's newest concoction, I highly suggest you go to your nearest grocery or convenient store and pick up a bar! I promise you won't regret it! 

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It's completely free and they send you products based on your likes and preferences. 


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lillian Eve {{Giveaway}}

Happy Friday beauties!
I'm so excited to have teamed up with Lillian Eve to bring you this awesome giveaway just in time for the holidays! I absolutely LOVE their polishes and I know that you will too!
So with that being said, {1} lucky winner will be selected on
December 15th to win a $50 store credit to Lillian Eve!

 To enter, simply complete {both} of the entry requirements listed below!

  • Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite color is to wear on your nails during the Spring!
  • Subscribe to Lillian Eve's newsletter by clicking {here}
Once again, I'm so excited to be able to offer this amazing giveaway
to all of you and I can't wait to see who wins!
Good luck beauties!
xoxo, karabears

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Are you a Goddess, a Mere Mortal, or Divinity itself?

Are you a Goddess, a Mere Mortal, or Divinity itself?
If you answered 'yes', then do I have a treat for you!

Please allow me to introduce you to the new Goddess Collection from Lillian Eve! (which currently on sale for just $29.99 right now...eeek!)

This gorgeous trio of rich colors will be to sure to flow in perfect harmony with your winter wardrobe! Mere Mortals and Divinty both share an opaque, shimmery finish while Goddess rules with a more opaque, glossy finish. Just 1-2 coats of each of these beauties though, will get you to bottle color!

What is my favorite thing about these polishes you ask? Besides the colors being fabulously in-sync with the universe's 2015 winter color trends, my {favorite} thing about these polishes is that they are
100% vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic, and 5-free!

Mere Mortals ($12)
is a deep blue shimmering polish that goes on smooth and steak free!

Divinity ($12)
is a nail polish that's simply divine! A little bit gold, a little bit bronze, and a lot of decadent.

Goddess ($12)
is a medium purple with silver micro-glitters. It has
just enough richness to make it chic and just enough glitter to be sassy!

So which one are you?
Leave me a comment below and tell me...
Are you a Goddess, a Mere Mortal, or Divinity itself?
xoxo, karabears

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Let's Get {{Oreganic}}

I was lucky enough to get the chance to test out these wonderful products from Urban Oreganics and wanted to share with you beauties because I thought that maybe...just might love them as much as I do :)
Urban Oreganics is a small business based out of Portland, OR and manned by the beautiful Emily Silverstein. Each product is handcrafted in her overly clean and organized home kitchen, not a factory. Urban Oreganics specializes in handcrafted, high quality bath & beauty products and their products are made only from natural, sustainable, organic, and vegan ingredients. They also package all orders in repurposed, recyclable, and reusable materials in order to help reduce Urban Oreganics carbon footprint! You like that huh? Well...keep reading!
You Can Earn Urban Oreganics Products for FREE!
1. Refer a friend and get 10% towards your next purchase! Have them
enter your full name in the 'note to seller' section at checkout!
2. Host a Facebook shopping party and receive 15% in hostess rewards!
Contact Emily at Urban Oreganics at
FABULOUS right?!

I had the chance to test out UO's Simply Coconut Cleansing Bar, Citrus & Basil Lip Scrub, and Vanilla & Coffee Sugar Scrub/Cellulite Fighting/Skin Polish!
{{Lip Scrub}} Citrus & Basil Lip Scrub - $10

My lips are constantly chapped so it's no surprise that this was the first product I jumped at the chance to try! Urban Oreganics whipped sugar scrub was just what my lips needed! It perfectly exfoliated and moisturized these dry, chapped lips and the best part was how easy it was to use! I've been using it nearly every morning for a week and couldn't be happier with the results! I tested out the Citrus/Basil scent (it's my fav.) but UO also carries a Java scent for all you coffee lovers too :)
What's in it?

Basic Formula:
✧ organic turbinado sugar: exfoliates, balances skin's natural
oils, protects skin against toxins
✧ organic raw shea butter: retains moisture, anti inflammatory,
anti aging, soothes irritated skin
✧ organic pure virgin coconut oil: hydrates and conditions
skin, retains moisture, anti bacterial
Citrus & Basil:
✧ lemon essential oil: brighter and flawless looking
skin, reduces the appearance of scars
✧ grapefruit essential oil: treats skin pigmentation,
protects against sun damage, anti aging
✧ organic [homegrown] basil: treats skin impurities

How to Use?

Gently scrub small amount onto lips. Rinse thoroughly with
warm water. Pat dry. Don't be afraid to get it all over your lips either and
if you get it in your problem!! It tastes just like sugar! YUM!

{{Sugar Scrub}} Cellulite-Fighting Coffee Whipped Skin Polish - $20

If you're a coffee lover, this product is definitely for you!! This amazing Cellulite-Fighting Coffee Whipped Skin Polishing Sugar Scrub is the bee's knees!! It smells delicious and it feels as if you're giving your skin it's own cup of Joe in the morning! This unique blend's high caffeine content increases the blood-flow and circulation to reduce the appearance of cellulite and small varicose veins. But it's also packed with minerals and oil for smooth, supple skin, and antioxidants to treat dry skin, stretch marks, scars, and acne. Perfection in a jar right?!
What's in it?
✧ organic turbinado sugar: exfoliates, balances skin's natural
oils, protects skin against toxins, fights acne
✧ organic fair trade coffee beans: reduces the appearance of
redness and cellulite, anti inflammatory
✧ organic raw Shea butter: retains moisture, anti inflammatory,
anti aging, soothes irritated skin
✧ organic pure virgin coconut oil: hydrates and conditions
skin, retains moisture, anti bacterial
✧ [handcrafted] organic vanilla extract: anti aging, treats acne,
protects skin against toxins
**Urban Oreganics also offers a decaffeinated version of this product if you're pregnant or just sensitive to caffeine or if you would prefer to use this scrub on your face, they make a less abrasive, brown sugar version.**  

How to Use?

Massage scrub onto wet skin. Open up nostrils and smell the delicious coffee goodness and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
{{Cleansing Bar}} 'Simply Coconut' Shampoo & Soap Bar - $10


First things first...what sold me on Urban Oreganics Cleansing Bar is that it is a part of their BUY ONE, GIVE ONE program. For every cleansing bar UO sells, they donate one to someone in need. I love the fact that they give back to the community and help others!

This cleansing bar is mildly scented and can be used for literally all of your shower needs! The ingredients in this formula are pH balanced so that they are able to gently cleanse the hair, body, and face...the whole 9 yards! This product honestly would work for anyone! Those that are picky on smells..annnnd ALL skin and hair types! Amazing right?!
What's in it?

✧ organic pure virgin coconut oil: hydrates and conditions, retains
moisture, anti bacterial, controls frizz
✧ non-GMO vitamin e oil: protects and repairs, controls frizz
✧ organic castor oil: treats sunburn, treats acne, reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars, anti aging, retains moisture, controls frizz
✧ organic unsweetened coconut milk: restores brittle hair and
split ends, detangles hair, retains moisture, anti aging
✧ organic unsweetened coconut flakes: anti aging
✧ organic soap nuts: naturally cleanses
✧ [handcrafted] organic soap base (organic pure virgin coconut oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, distilled water, organic fair trade hemp oil,
organic jojoba oil, sea salt): gently cleanses and moisturizes

How to Use?

Lather bar directly onto skin and hair, rinse with warm water. For best results, wash hair twice and follow with an occasional vinegar rinse (1 tbsp. white vinegar per pint of water).
I hope you all enjoyed checking out just a couple of the wonderful products that Urban Oreganics has to offer! Annnnd now do I have a special treat for you!!
Receive 20% off your purchase - now through May 31st!!
Just Use Code - KARAB20
Be sure you follow Urban Oreganics for sales,
giveaways, and sneak peeks!!
Facebook // Pinterest: /urbanoreganics
Instagram: @urbanoreganics
xoxo, karabears

Monday, March 16, 2015

Trend Spin Linkup - Shine On

I’m SO excited to team up with Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels and Erin of The Fashion Canvas for this week's Trend Spin Linkup! Today's theme is Shine On and I immediately thought of the "Tin Man Top" I wore during the Heylee B. photo shoot last summer! Annnd let me tell you...iridescent fabrics are the stuff that dreams are made of! There's no way that you can look at them without being mesmerized! They are such a fabulously bold statement piece to wear and below you can see that I paired this top with just a simple pair of skinnies and a neutral heel. You have to remember that when styling such a bold statement piece, that's exactly what it is, a bold statement piece and so you want to style it minimally so as not to take the focus away from it.   

"Tin Man Top" from Heylee B // "Front Row Fashionista High Rise Skinny Jeans" from Roe Boulevard // "Madden Nonstp Chunky Heels" from Steve Madden //

Now it's your turn to show us how you wear your sparkly, shiny, and metallic outfits! So...get your {Shine On} and be sure to Link it up with us! I'm so excited to see all of the different bright and shiny #ootd's :) And don't forget to stop by Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas to see how they wore the trend today!  

xoxo, karabears