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Napa Valley Wineries | She & Him Adventures

Friday, August 11, 2017
Welcome to another She & Him Adventures! Two weeks ago my boyfriend (Ricky), my brother, my sister-in-law, and I went wine tasting for Ricky's birthday. We visisted a few of the wineries in Napa Valley. Surprisingly, it was Ricky's and mine first time going wine tasting in Napa, even though our hometown is only 45 minutes away. It was the perfect day, we tasted some delicious wine, and even came back with a few bottles. I took a bunch of picture to share with you all, I hope you enjoy! 

July Favorites

Monday, July 31, 2017
Oh my! July came and went by so fast. I normally like to post my monthly favorites at the end of the month but not on the last day and definitely not mid-day but anyways let's get into my monthly favorites because I have a lot!

My first monthly favorite is the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner. This toner is an alcohol-free cleansing toner infused with real rose petals to remove residual impurities, refine the appearance of pores, and soften your skin for a healthy-looking complexion.  I am so glad I finally decided to buy this toner I've been eyeing it forever! This toner has made my skin look so healthy. I am so impressed by this product but I'm also not surprised because I love anything by Fresh. Also, this toner smells amazing! I highly recommend it if you love the smell of roses. 

My next monthly favorites is the Glossier Rose Balm Dotcom. I ordered the Rose Balm Dotcom with my Phase 1 set, check out my Glossier Unboxing, here. After using it, I easily fell in love with it. It's so moisturizing and it smells so good! I don't think any lip balm has ever kept my lips this moisturized throughout the day. I seriously want to buy more already!

For years I've been hearing such good things about the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, and I must say I am so happy I finally decided to try it out! This drying lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients. This product will shrink pimples overnight while you sleep. I've put this drying lotion on at night, and the pimple or pimples I had were nearly gone by the morning! The swelling goes down significantly and my face feels so much smoother. Let's just say the hype for this drying lotion is real!

My next monthly favorite is the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. This product is 25% AHA and 2% BHA that works as a facial to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone, and a more youthful-looking radiance. I've been using this babyfacial for over 2 months and it's probably the best product I've ever used! I use it twice a week and started to noticed results after the first use. My skin looks brighter and smoother and my pores appear a lot smaller. I've also received a ton of compliments on my skin, which makes me so happy. I must say it does sting a little when I first apply it, but after a few minutes the irritation isn't as noticeable. Tip, don't use this facial after getting your eyebrows done the sting is even more painful. Also, before applying this facial use a gentle cleanser, if you use a cleanser that give you a deep exfoliation you will definitely feel the burn even more when you apply this facial. After I apply this facial I leave it on for 15 minutes before bed. I always follow up with a face oil which I'll be talking about next and after I apply a moisturizer and in the morning my face is glowing. It's such a great product!

I was never into face oils but the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil made me love face oils. I received a small sample inside the Sukari Babyfacial and I was very impressed. This face oil is a luxury oil that hydrates, supports, and nourishes skin while restoring a youthful glow. This oil gave my skin an intense amount of hydration but not with an oily feel which is something I was really hesitant about face oils. My skin has never glowed and felt this smooth. I am so in love with this product! I hate heavy oils on my face and this face oil is so light. 

My next monthly favorites and kind of random is the Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burger. This patty is seasoned with chipotle and is made out of black beans and it's gluten-free! I seriously think this is the best black bean burger on the market. They are so delicious! I eat it on a gluten-free bun or I wrap it with lettuce. I seriously don't even miss a beef patty when I'm eating this black bean patty. 

Lastly, my last monthly favorite is the Russbe 1.5 QT Double Stack Reusable Bento Box in the color Salmon. I was never someone who packed my lunch for work and now that I started my new health and fitness journey, which I talked about in my most recent Currently post, check it out here. I now pack my lunch everyday and thanks to this bento box it has been so easy! This bento box is a Stack + Chill Pak, for well balanced meals at just the right temperature. This bento box comes with multiple compartments and it includes a spork. This bento box keeps your foods fresh all day thanks to the gel ice pack included. I am so happy with this bento box, I love that I can keep my lunch and snack separate but also together all-in-one container.

Well I hope you enjoyed my July Favorites, what are some of your favorite items this month? Comment below, I'll love to know.


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Glossier | Unboxing

Friday, July 21, 2017
Hi and welcome back! I'm so thrilled to be sharing with you all my first EVER Glossier unboxing! I've been low key staking this company for a while now and randomly last week, after an awesome week at work I decided to treat myself and finally purchase some Glossier products. If your skincare routine is feeling a little boring and you are in need of some new products or you love skincare than definitely continue reading! 

Backing up, if you haven't heard of Glossier, it's a fairly new beauty brand created by Emily Weiss. The same creator that created Into the Gloss, a website with the best in beauty tips, makeup tutorials, product reviews, and techniques from industry leaders worldwide. "Into The Gloss is beauty, from the Inside."
Since this was my first ever purchase from Glossier, I decided to buy their Phase 1 Set. "Where dewy, hydrated skin begins." This set comes with four basics that are crucial for keeping your skin luminous and healthy; a Milky Jelly Cleanser, a Priming Moisturizer, and a Balm Dotcom (in your choice of flavor). This Phase 1 Set is the ultimate kit for a natural glow while letting your skin shine through. Together they form the backbone to your daily skincare routine: three not-so-basic basic products that keeps your skin clean, moisturized, and happy each day!
One of the random things I was looking forward to are the goodies that Glossier sends you. I love the famous pink zip bag! I've been wanting one forever!!! It's made out of bubble wrap and is between two sheets of plastic/vinyl. I'll definitely be re-using this bag, it's perfect for traveling. Along with the pink zip bag, Glossier sends you some awesome stickers. These adorable stickers are perfect to decorate your products and/or bag. 

Now let's dive into the actual Glossier skincare products that I received in my Phase 1 Set!

Milky Jelly Cleanser

"One face wash to rule them all." This cleanser has a milky, gel-like texture, and can also be used to remove makeup and eye makeup. Yep, you heard me right! This is the ultimate daily face wash: use on dry skin to dissolve away makeup; and it's safe to use around the eyes as well, or on wet skin to start your day. I love that it doubles up as a makeup dissolver, that just makes it even better! I also love how this cleanser smells. It smells like a beautiful bouquet of roses!  I'm so glad that it isn't heavily perfumed. Also, this cleanser is pH-balanced, which is always great and it's meant to soothe, purify, and nourish your skin. 

Priming Moisturizer

"Light and buildable moisture for a dewy, smooth canvas." The second product inside the Phase 1 set is the Priming Moisturizer. This moisturizer visibly plumps skin up with moisture to create an even texture and it helps minimize the appearance of pores. The anti-redness complex soothes your skin, leaving a clean, dewy, balanced finish. This moisturizer also allows you to layer and build up to the perfect amount of moisture depending on climate, season, or how your skin is feeling on any day. I love that you can build up this moisturizer. My skin tends to be oily but certain part of my face are definitely more dry, so I love that I can built up in certain spots more than other. I can't wait to start using it!

Rose Balm Dotcom

"Our cult favorite do-everything skin salve." The final product inside my Phase 1 set is the Rose Balm Dotcom. A hydrating, long-lasting, multipurpose skin salve that’s packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, chafed skin. Balm Dotcom can be used as lip balm, but can also be used as a stronger moisturizer for your hands, elbows, and cuticles…no joke! It’s the ultimate balm for all your moisturizing needs. I've been wanting this Rose Balm Dotcom forever! It smells incredible and has a barely-there pink tint, which I love! I started using this balm the moment I got my package. It's seriously hands down the best lip balm I've ever used! It's not glossy or sticky, but it lingers on your lips for hours. I seriously want to collect them all!

I am so in love with this set! Glossier has already impressed me and I want to buy more already! I'm already eyeing another Balm Dotcom, the Invisible Shield SPF 35, the Soothing Face Mist, and possibly a mask, we will see! 

Thank you for reading this post! And I hope you found these picture aesthetically pleasing for any people out there obsessed with millennial pink like me! If you've been searching for the secret to naturally glowing skin, look no further and check out Glossier or let me know below what Glossier products you are already using! Until next time!

Jane Iredale VoxBox | Influenster

Monday, July 17, 2017
Get ready readers, I am so excited to be sharing with you all another Influenster VoxBox. This is the FIRST- EVER Jane Iredale VoxBox! The lucky Influensters chosen for this VoxBox received the Pure & Simple Makeup Kit, that is sure to become a summer staple. In case you don't already know, I'm all about that skincare life! Jane Iredale is known for their skincare makeup, if you love makeup that doubles as skincare, well, you're definitely in for a treat today! Before we get into the products inside my Jane Iredale Voxbox, I did receive these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but my review of this box and the products inside are my honest truth. Now, let's get into the best part! Skincare makeup, that you can actually feel good about wearing!
I was so excited when I received the email for this Jane Iredale VoxBox. This VoxBox comes with the Pure & Simple Makeup Kit that includes a PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Blush, Eye Shadow, and Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain! This skincare makeup kit has all the essentials! 
This kit comes with two shades of PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation in Amber and Radiant. This foundation is made from micronized minerals and designed for all skin types. PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation is an all-in-one foundation, concealer and sun protectioner (SPF 20) with skincare benefits. It's also oil-free and feels weightless on your skin and this kit also comes with a brush to apply your foundation. The kit also includes a PurePressed Blush in the color Sheer Honey. This blush is formulated with minerals and antioxidants to soothe and nourish your skin. You can also find two gorgeous PurePressed Eye Shadows in the color Oyster and SupernovaThese eyeshadows are highly pigmented, crease-resistant and long-lasting mineral-based eye shadow that is gentle and safe for sensitive eyes. The kit also provides you with a double tip eyeshadow applicator to apply these beautiful shadows.  
Lastly, the kit also comes with a Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in the color Forever Peachy. This stain is a nondrying, long-lasting, and rich in natural botanicals that work with your skin to enhance your natural coloring and flatter your skin's undertones.

I am obsessed with this Pure & Simple Makeup Kit! The makeup is long lasting and after my first attempt at creating a look I was impressed to see it stuck with me through a hot sunny day. This kit will give you that guarantee gorgeous no makeup-makeup look all day long! After using these products a few times I can say that all of their powder products are very pigmented. They feel very soft and apply nicely to the skin. However, the brushes in this kit are personally not my favorite but the Forever Peachy lip and cheek stain is my favorite. It’s one of those sheer lip products that changes colors based on the warmth of your skin, and it eventually turns into a beautiful peachy shade. I think this kit is great for people who love very simple, easy looks. The ingredients in this set are very natural and would work great for sensitive skin. I also really like the colors of the blush and eyeshadow, they are definitely my kind of colors.

The best part of this kit is all the products in this kit feature skin-nourishing antioxidants, so you can actually feel good about what you're putting on your face. Jane Iredale blurs the lines between skincare and makeup, using clean ingredients to nurture and enhance your skin. It's soft, elegant, high performing and always clean! It's like they say #BeautywithBrilliance. Jane Iredale is also Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist tested, and always Cruelty-Free!

I can't wait to create more flawless looks all Summer long with this Pure & Simple Makeup Kit! Have you tried any Jane Iredale products? Let me know in the comments below!