Voodoo Doughnut: The BEST Doughnuts. Ever.

Voodoo Doughnut: The BEST Doughnuts. Ever.

Happy National Doughnut Day!

It’s no secret how much I love and enjoy food- all of our travels are pretty much focused on trying the most buzz-worthy places in each city- but it’s pretty safe to say doughnuts are my favorite!

I’ve visited lots of different doughnut shops, but one always stands out as my favorite: Voodoo Doughnut.

I first experienced the pure deliciousness of a Voodoo Doughnut doughnut after  becoming a Denver resident. We were driving down Colfax Ave and the bright pink building caught my eye. There was a line stretched out the door and around the block, but I made us pull over and wait. Even with the 45-minute line, IT WAS SO WORTH IT! Among their Raised Yeast, Cake, and Vegan doughnuts, my top two are The Homer (Raised Yeast) and Voodoo Doll (Raised Yeast).

Since this doughnut enlightenment in Denver, I’ve also checked visiting their Portland, OR and Eugene, OR locations off my list!

Doughnut lovers everywhere: If you ever come across a Voodoo Doughnut, wait in the line and get a big pink box of doughnuts!

As they say at VD, “good things come in pink boxes”.

XoXo

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FabFitFun Box: Fall 2015

FabFitFun Box: Fall 2015

I know, I know, I’m super late with this one, but it’s finally here! The FabFitFun Box: Fall 2015 edition.

The box includes:

Doctor D Schwab Flawless Skin Fluid (Value $39)

This boasts that it is all natural and “replaces uneven skin tone caused by age spots and pigmentation with clarity and radiantly youthful skin”, so I’m excited to adopt this into my beauty routine!

Hisy Batter Pack (Value $24.99)

I always like to keep an external battery pack on me when I know I have a long day ahead of me, so this is so nice to get!

Gold Radiance Luxury Facial Mask (2 Pack Value $65)

It left my face so soft, but the mask was very heavy and large so it would keep sliding down my face. Also, the mask left glitter all over my face after taking it off. I did not expect that!

Merrithew Strength Tubing Ankle & Tone Body Tone + DVD (Value $33)

Again, I LOVE fitness programs because they keep my focused and going, so I am so excited to try this out!

Tappan Collective Umbrella (Value $32)

Cute and useful!

Manna Kadar Lip Locked Lucky Lip Stain (Value $24)

This  is a primer, lip gloss and lip stain in one! The color is really nice and think it will complement every skin tone. Very moisturizing and long-lasting!

Glass Crystal Bead Bracelet by Tribe Alive ($49 retail value)

Love this! So delicate and dainty. It is definitely my style

Purple Purse Foundation Tassel Charm

So cute and I love the purpose!

Picture it On Canvas $75 Gift Code (with free shipping)

Jeweler’s Wife $15 Gift Code (with free shipping)

Crest 3D White Brilliance 2-Step System Sample

Going to get some pearly whites!

Grand Total: $352.20!

For $10 your first box: http://xo.fff.me/c8MAL

With Love,

Steph

#YSLRougePurCouture

#YSLRougePurCouture

Lipstick: A way to customize your look with just a swipe of the hand.

Enter YSL Rouge Pur Couture. I was able to try out these beauties and so happy to do so!

The two colors I tried were #19 Fuchsia and #9 Rose Stiletto. Fuchsia is a bright fuchsia pink and Rose Stiletto is a berry rose color. I am so impressed by this product. The formula is just dreamy: super creamy, hydrating, but so vibrant and pigmented in color! It is very long lasting and does not dry or crack as the day goes on. With just one stroke, you are ready for the day!

The only downside I see is the price. At $36 a pop, it would definitely make a dent in my wallet, but the pros are really outweighing the con for me.

Overall, so satisfied with this lipstick and is probably one of the best that I have tried!

With Love,
Steph

FabFitFun Box: Summer 2015

FabFitFun Box: Summer 2015

Summer time and the living is easy! The snow and cold are officially gone from Denver and it is time for warmth and fun!

This box was AWESOME! Check out the goods below:

Wren 14Kt Gold and Black Sapphire Necklace- $100

I. Am. In. Love. With. This. Necklace! It is so simple and delicate, which makes it a great daily staple piece. My favorite item from this box!

The Everyday Wireless Speaker by FabFitFun- $29.99

After getting a speaker for my shower, I found myself wanting to get another one that I could take with me to the lake and beach- and presto- FabFitFun had me covered! Great accessory for all of your summer-time activities.

Inkling Scents Sultry Roll-On Oil Perfume- $25

This is the first oil perfume I’ve ever tried and I am quite impressed. The scent is really alluring and musky (my favorite type of scent), but light. The oil takes a bit to getting used to, but overall I like it.

Gorge “I’ll Make You Look Amazing” Daily Spray- $24.95

Silky. Smooth. Conditioned. Shiny. Soft. If any of those words are how you want your hair to be described as, you need to adopt this daily spray now. This product has completely replaced my serums, oils, and leave-in conditioners. Holy Grail for Hair!

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss- $19

I was a little apprehensive with this product- I’m really picky with glosses, since anything with a sticky consistency goes directly in the garbage. This gloss was different, though. It instantly made my lips look SO moisturized and SO plump. It has more of a tacky feeling, which I can definitely deal with given the results.

Pros: The color is gorgeous and makes your lips look SO moisturized!

Cons: Get a bit tacky- it’s not sticky, but it does feel thick.

FabFitFun x CosmoBody Jump Rope- $14

I bought a jump rope earlier this year that was just too long to use, so this is a nice addition.

Scratch Nail Wraps- $12

I’m not totally crazy about the color/print that I recieved in this box, but I’m now open to the idea of the stick on nail wraps. They’re easy and quick to use

Headspace 3-Month Subscription- $38.85

I really like the concept behind Headspace. They offer exercises all focused on working-out your mind through meditation and mindfulness techniques. Head to the Headspace website for a free trial.

Hello Konjac Cleansing Sponge- $12

I actually already use a similar product (which I love), so I know this product is the bomb!

Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer- $7.99

I am all about the spray moisturizers now! This product is just so convenient to use and smells so incredibly refreshing. Five stars!

Grand Total: 275.79

For $10 your first box: http://xo.fff.me/c8MAL

 

With Love,

Steph

FabFitFun Box: Spring 2015

FabFitFun Box: Spring 2015

Spring-time, spring-cleaning, spring-break. Spring is associated with a lot of different things, but mostly it is change.

This year, I decided I wanted to make a change and try out some cool new things…and that is when I discovered the FabFitFun box!

The Spring 2015 box is my first box and I am SO happy with the quality of the products in the box and the overall value of the box.

What I received in the box:

Jules Smith Scarf- $42

Cute colors, soft, and very spring time appropriate! Made of lightweight cotton viscose.

Palmetto Derma Collagen Booster and Restoration Serum- $48

I love serums and my skin seems to be loving this one. Perfect addition to my beauty routine!

Merrithew 3 DVD Set “Intense Body Blast” & $25 Gift Card- $61

Work out videos are the best way to get my butt off the couch and live an active lifestyle. This DVD mixes HIIT with Pilates for a balanced session. Very cool that it came with a gift card so I could invest in a new yoga mat.

ORLY Nail BB Creme- $15

Never knew BB creme for nail existed, but here it is! I’m not sure about the smoothing, moisturizing, and brightening claims, but it sure does look pretty.

ORLY Nail Polish “Cake Pop”- $8.50

Nice neutral polish perfect for springtime.

Yasi Metallic Flash Tattoos – $36

I’m not really into the flash tattoo, so I’ll probably end up handing these over to my little sister.

Rifle Paper Co. Cities Coaster Set – $16

Adorable coaster set featuring New York, London, Tokyo, and Paris! Love it!

OFRA Cosmetics Eyeshadow Brush Duo (#11 and #20) – $45.90

These brushes could not be more welcomed, as I was in desperate need for more brushes as my makeup collection has grown! Super soft.

Sprout It App Card & Miracle Grow Gro-able Seed Pod – $1.49

This was such a cute item. I’ve been wanting to grow a little herb garden and I received a basil pod. So excited for this to grow and incorporate fresh basil into my meals.

Cosmos Creations Premium Puffed Corn -$1.49

Interesting item- I got the caramel coated popcorn, and while it was very tasty, it was just to much on the sweet side for me to really enjoy.

Vow To Be Chic Gift Card: One free dress rental (up to $125) with the rental or purchase of another dress

I don’t have an occasion coming up that I would need a dress for, so this will probably go to the wayside.

Hello Fresh Gift Card: $40 Off First Week of Delivery Service

HelloFresh is a weekly meal-kit delivery services that provides fresh ingredients and recipe cards to make meals at home. I like the idea of this and may try it out! If I do, I’ll share my thoughts 🙂

Grand Total: $273.89

For $10 off your first box: http://xo.fff.me/c8MAL

With Love,

Steph

The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club

The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club

Before my move to St. Louis, I had a “last hurrah for Florida” trip to a place I knew I would miss and wouldn’t be able to enjoy while in landlocked Missouri: the beach!

My boyfriend and I, along with my family, set out for The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club in Naples, FL.

From the moment I parked the car, I was immediately relaxed and in vacation mode. I was greeted with citrus-infused water to get things started and made my way through the beautifully decorated lobby.

This place truly is a beachfront hotel with a sprawling layout, on 125 acres on the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel offers onsite golf, tennis, and spa. They have four onsite retail shops, an amazing pool complex (featuring a tiki bar, two different pools and two hot tubs), multiple dining venues and options, and 34,000 sq. ft of meeting/event space. You really never have to leave the resort, since anything you could want to do on vacation is just steps away in this resort.

We had two guest rooms and one suite, that boasted beautiful beach-front views. All of the rooms were absolutely amazing. The best were so comfortable, the bathrooms were impressive, and the rooms all came with a wet bar area with a sink and mini fridge, which was very convenient. My mothers suite featured two rooms connected by an in-between-room door, one room with a king size bed and the next room set up as a living/dining area and two bathrooms. The living area included a pull out bed for extra sleeping space. My biggest pet-peeve are hotel rooms that aren’t clean when I check-in, and these rooms were spotless. I was extremely happy with the rooms.

Our vacation at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club was simply wonderful and we were graced with equally wonderful weather. We spent our time relaxing at the pool complex and beach (with their incredible concierge-type food and drink service), eating at all of their different venues (their Blue Crab Salad was the absolute best), and taking in the breath-taking sights. The staff was so attentive and courteous, they really made our stay that much better.

Check out the pics from my stay below and be sure to check out the hotel website at naplesbeachhotel.com.

With Love,

Steph

Unfortunately, the pictures on took on my Canon were somehow deleted while uploading, so sorry for the lack of room and property pics 😦

Influenster #DLVoxBox

Influenster #DLVoxBox

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I just received my first box from Infuenster!

This one is the Dean’s List box and is focused towards women in school. I received a couple of seriously awesome products complementary to test/review!

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(A nice shot of all the products I received) 

Here’s a rundown of the products I received and completely honest/blunt/unbiased thoughts after reviewing:

  • Airheads Bites: If you love the originals, you’re going to love the bites! They’re easy-to-eat and great tasting fruit and berry flavors without getting your fingers sticky like the originals.
  • Pilot FriXion Clicker: The idea of an erasable pen is revolutionary. I am an avid daily planner person and I hate when I have to change already written dates, since I like everything to look neat and orderly. This pen is a perfect solution for unsightly cross-throughs!
  • SinfulColors No Text Red: So, I loved the color, but not the quality of the nail polish itself, since it chipped almost immediately (even after a clear top coat). I have a nail polish obsession and, therefore, have tried virtually every brand. I have found brands that are wonderful and, unfortunately, I will not be purchasing this brand.
  • KISS Looks So Natural Lashes: I am a firm believer that false lashes can enhance and highlight the natural beauty of your eyes. This product definitely does that and are so comfortable to wear!
  • Softlips Cube in Fresh Mint: SO. RIDICULOUSLY. AMAZING. This Softlips product has become my go-to lip product and I plan on buying each flavor available. After application, your lips instantly feel softer, smoother and more hydrated.They are available in Pomegranate Blueberry, Fresh Mint, and Vanilla Bean.
  • Playtex Sport Fresh Balance: What can I say? I have always been a loyal Playtex Sport customer and this new version lived up to my great expectations. Play On.
  • Luden’s NEW Watermelon Throat Drops: How amazing is it that I received my #DLVoxBox and this product on the same day I woke up with a sore throat? Talk about perfect timing! My scratchy, sore throat was instantly relieved while the delicious tasting throat drop dissolved. The new throat drops are also available in Blue Raspberry!

Overall, I am so happy with these product and so grateful to receive them!

Tried any of these products yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments 🙂