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The Ed Team

 

EdheaderYesterday was my 3rd Ed Sheeran concert in NYC.  I feel in love with Ed three years ago thanks to Tumblr and my obsession with Harry Pottter.  Everyone had been reblogging this video that I have never heard or seen before with Rupert Grint in it.  His vocals grabbed my attention right away but I must admit I wasn’t keen with the slowness of the song.  It grew on me and I researched all things Ed.  Here I am today.  Another thing that grabbed me was his fiery hair, anyone who knows me knows I have a thing for gingers and while he isn’t the most gorgeous, I just find myself swooning.  Last night’s show was no different.

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Accio, Rupert Grint!

Rupert-Grint-devient-un-super-heros-pour-Super-Clyde-de-CBS_portrait_w532Anyone who knows me well knows that I have an unhealthy obsession love with Rupert Grint.  I honestly don’t know where it came from but I can’t help but drool a little or get overly excited when I hear his name.  I mean look at that face, I can’t resist.

I tend to google and read articles to see where my favorite Potter actors are or what they are doing.  This is when I found out about his new comedy Super Clyde was rejected by CBS.  I was bummed…like..really really bummed.  It seemed like he was one of the best actors in Potter but he wasn’t find much success in the big or little screen.  Well, CBS, I think you made a grave mistake.

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Ipsy: September 2013

photo 4Hello Spices! My Ipsy came fairly early this month and was quite a surprise.  I didn’t know what I was receiving because I had not checked my Glam Room so it was left a surprise.  This bag isn’t one of my favorites but I always appreciate the things I get.

Let’s get to it!

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Supplied and Ready!

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College can be quite a doozy.  You barely have time to sleep, let alone eat or socialize.  I can vouch for most collegiettes when I say it can get quite tiring and you don’t even have time to go to the supermarket.  CO-ED Supply came to my rescue.

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Ipsy August 2013

photo(40)It’s that time of the month, spices! My Ipsy arrived about a week ago and I’ve been pushing back this post for quite a while but I know there are a lot of curious people out there who want to know what some people got versus others, so here it goes!

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Back to School, Back to Planning

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*Quick Note: I have not been sponsored or paid for this post.  I am simply reviewing and introducing a product I really enjoyed.
With September fast approaching, I saw it fit that I got a new planner.  Being part of the Her Campus Blogger Network exposed me to some great products.  I was introduced to Erin Condren.  I was immediately smitten.  All her products are colorful and can be personalized to any extent, depending on how much you are willing to shell out.

I purchased the Erin Condren Life Planner.  The moment I got it I knew that I was going to have a blast using it.  I am kind of excited for school to start already!  I figured I can take all you Spices with me on the ride!

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Ipsy: July 2013

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Hello everyone!  This past week and prior week is a little busy but I’ve decided to relax a little and finally get to that Ipsy review! Here it is! Enjoy.

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This is the End: Movie Review

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Hello Spice Girls and Guys!  I am doing something different today.  I am doing more of an opinion/review…for a movie.  It’s rare that I do this but with summer comes lots of great films.

I absolutely love comedies. Especially really stupid ones like Superbad or 21 Jump Street.  I knew I had to see this movie once I found out Emma Watson was in it.  I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and Emma Watson is one of my role models.  I loved seeing her in a quite different role even if she wasn’t in the whole film.

If you have not seen this movie, I am warning you now, this is full of spoilers.

SPOILER ALERT.

Oh my god.  There is just so much I can say.  Usually, I don’t obsess much over movies, unless it’s the Harry Potter series but when a movie is this entertaining, I just have to.  What struck me about this movie is that they are not taking on any fake name or storyline.  They are playing themselves.  They are acting as if it is an average day and party at James Franco’s house.  I loved seeing my favorite celebrities and it was enough to get anyone excited.

There are a lot of surprises such as Channing Tatum’s appearance and the ending with the BACKSTREET BOYS. WHAT.  You can bet I was dancing and singing along in my seat while silently squealing to myself.  I am still a big fan of both BSB and Nsync.  I will never get that 90s vibe out of me.

I must admit though.  It is not for the squeamish.  It was not short on blood, gore, deaths, and penises.  Demon ones.  Not pretty.  I thought the story line was great and I’m a bit sad that there was no room for a sequel.  They finished it up really well.  I just wish I knew what happened to Emma Watson in the end.  She probably died.  :/

I wasn’t expecting it to be this good.  I thought it would be entertaining but it brought upon me a whole array of emotions.  I was frightened, laughing, gasping, and clutching onto my friends arm throughout the movie.  There is nothing more that I love than hearing other people in the theater laugh as well.  You know it’s pretty damn funny if everyone else is laughing.

This movie was better than Hangover 3, which is one film I thought was going to be REALLY funny but only turned out to be disappointing.  I didn’t really expect to be laughing at nearly every scene.  My mother is Spanish, so I tend to laugh at really perverted things.  I don’t know why, the more grotesque or stupid, the more I laugh.  I just laugh REALLY easily.  My name does mean happiness after all!

If you were not planning on seeing this film,  I am telling you now to go get your butt over there!  I give this film a 9.5/10. Yes. It was great.  I  will even purchase this on DVD when it comes out!

Did you see this movie? What did you think of it? Do you like comedies? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Did you see This is the End? What did you think of it?

 

Ipsy Glam Bag: June 2013

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It’s Ipsy time Spice Girls and Guys! Let’s see what I got this month!
image(111)I was hoping I would get some good items and I have to say, I liked most of the items in my bag. I especially loved the blush. I don’t regularly buy myself some so this was a bonus for me.

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Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter: I was happy to get this. I put it under my eyebrow arch and above when I contour my face. It glides on and is very useful.  What I find troublesome about this item is the size of it.  It’s rare to find a sharpener that will fit such a size, even if the do sell the bigger ones, they usually don’t fit.  Once I get this to the bottom, I won’t be able to sharpen it.  I won’t be getting much uses out of this, even if I wanted to.

2013-06-20NYX Blush in Desert Rose: I was really happy to see this blush in my bag.  The color is a beautiful rose pink and it goes great with my skin tone.  They really did manage to match the color to my skin tone, I’ve heard a lot of people complaining that many of their items do not go with their skin tone.  I have not had that problem yet. It’s very pigmented and smoothed on easily.  I will be sure to get use out of this.  I’ve never used NYX so this sample allowed me to find an item that I love.

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Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner in Iron: I have an obsession with eyeliners, even more than should be normal.  When I saw this in my bag I nearly did a back flip.  I’ve tried gel eyeliner and it’s been disaster.  I love how the brush is part of the packaging. It’s convenient and it keeps it clean and right where it should be.  I swatched it on my hand so you can see how the color looks like.  I took a shower and there was still some liner on my hand.  It did not budge at all! That’s great if you really want long-lasting eyeliner.  The brush is easy to use.  I hope to practice a little more with this gem.

2013-06-204J Cat Sparkling Cream Palette Body Glitter in Volta: The moment I saw the palette, I immediately thought it was eyeshadow but upon further investigation, I found out it was body glitter. What..? I know..Body glitter. I didn’t like it because it’s too glittery for my tastes and who wears body glitter? I’m 20..way too old to be painting my body with shimmery shadows. I might pass this over to my younger cousins. If not, I will probably mix it with glue to decorate my cap with when I graduate university.  Not one of my favorites. I do like the colors though.

2013-06-205Starlook lipliner in Bare: Another item that I wasn’t crazy about.  I rarely wear lipstick and if I do, it would be nothing in this color.  I passed this over to my mother who was excited.  She has tons of lipsticks in a hue similar to this so I know she will get get use out of this.  I did like how easily it was to apply with virtually no tugging so I know it will be something she is going to use it like crazy!

Overall, I did like the glam bag.  I wasn’t too crazy with the bag itself, it’s a bit too wild for my taste but I could probably use it to store some old jewelry.  I liked 3/5 of the items so I was pretty happy! I can’t wait to see what next month has in store! Hopefully the bag has a nautical theme!

What did you think of this Ipsy bag? I would love to hear what you got! I know a lot of people were complaining about the shimmer palette, but the whole point is to try something new.  You may not have liked what you got but you could always trade or re purpose it! I was even planning to take the lip liner and use it as an eyeliner! There are always ways to use things, so I don’t really like to complain about it.  They put a lot of thought into making these bags and it’s better to think out of the box for other ways to use your items!

Birchbox: June 2013

2013-06-13It’s that time of the month again! No..not that one! BirchBox time! This was the box that would break it or make it.

image(93)Here are the contents of the box when I opened them.  BirchBox revamped their logo and I wasn’t feeling it but I soon came to like it!  I absolutely love the inside of the box though! I am a sucker for chevron, so I will try to reuse and recycle the box.

image(95)At the bottom of the box there were some cute post cards! I absolutely adore Europe so I was really happy with this little treat. I will probably frame them or just put them in my bookcase. My favorite one is of London <3.

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image(97)Here are all the samples I received this month.  I liked how we got 6 instead of 5, but the only bad thing is most of them are pretty small and 3 are from the same brand, I want more variety but I decided to give them all a try.  A great thing is that on the info card they have added directions on how to use your product! Yay!

image(98)suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser | Full-Size, $32.95: When I unscrewed the top and sniffed it, I fell in love. I love anything lemony so  I was excited to try this product.  I took the opportunity to use it when I was in the shower. I have combination skin but it is primarily dry.  It foamed nicely and I didn’t need that much product, it made my skin dry, to the point that I FELT that I had no moisture in my face.  I tried it once again today and it left it feeling soft and clean, it also left a wonderful lemon scent. I would recommend using moisturizer on your face after exfoliating.

2013-06-131LAQA & Co. Lil’ Lip Duo | Full Size, 2 for $16: I was happy to get this item in my box.  I’ve always wanted to wear lipstick but I find my lips chap very easily and I can’t even wear it or it looks bad.  I have a color similar to this that is Lancome’s Rouge in Love.
I haven’t used it on my lips but I swiped it once on my hand and it was very pigmented and glided on smoothly, this makes application a lot easier and less messy! I will be using this for sure, I’m glad that I got this color as it goes great with my skin.  It’s a fuschia/ hot pink color.

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2013-06-132Birchbox + Color Club Wanderlust Collection | Full-size, $8: Yay! Another nail polish, I’ve been getting a lot and it’s been amazing! At first I was kind of taken aback by how bright this nail polish was but once I had it on it wasn’t so bad.  I also loved that I got the color that was inspired by London (obsessed) but I found it kind of ironic.  It’s always raining in London…so shouldn’t it have been a more subdued hue of green? It is also a lot more longer lasting. Needless to say this one is a keeper but it’s a steep price for nail polish when I can get OPI for less thanks to my cosmetologist mother.

image(104)Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo | Full-size, $27.50: I was surprised to find this bottle of shampoo inside my box.  It’s a pretty good size for a sample. It has a slight scent of baby powder, it’s a strange scent, it’s not revolting but it’s hard to put a finger on it.  I tried it out and it made my hair smell light and it left it clean and soft, it also helped lessen the frizz.  I have dry/ frizzy hair so this was perfect! I swear, I think Birchbox knows me.

image(105)Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner | Full-size, $27.50: THIS is what I was expecting. A packet. I also used this after I used the shampoo and it really did help smooth and moisturize my dry tresses.  I still have some left over for maybe 2 more uses.  I like trying out new brands but I don’t think I would spend this much money on the product as I could find some other ones for cheaper.

image(106)Davines Oi/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion | Full-Size, $40: Another packet.  The full-size product is pretty steep so I am going to wait until I decide to blow dry my hair and use this oil.  I have plenty of oils that get the job done so I don’t think I will be buying this full-size product either.  I do want to try it and see how it works out though!

While I liked this month, it didn’t spark much of an excitement in me.  This was the month that was going to make me decide if I was going to keep Birchbox or cancel…I’ve decided to cancel.  While I love the guessing that Birchbox leaves me with..I don’t think that the products were worth it.  I’ve decided to keep my Ipsy as it gives me FULL SIZE products.  I loved Birchbox’s customer service and some of the products but I can’t afford to keep spending $10 for mediocre boxes.

What did you think of this months box? Tell me of your experiences with Birchbox and what you think of their products!

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