Monthly Archives: December 2016

KY Ultragel Personal Lubricant Review

Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas Eve! Just wanted to hop online real quick today before we begin our Christmas festivities to let you guys know about KY Ultragel Personal Lubricant that I got to try for free recently.

IMG_20161217_103956.jpgThis is a water based lubricant that feels really natural. My boyfriend and I thought it worked excellently, was easy to apply, felt very natural and the packaging feels really smooth and easy to use.

14826112088501433457336

This is the smaller size of 1.5 ounces and you can find it at your local Target or Wal-Mart. This also comes in a 4.5 ounce bottle.

I received this product free for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

If you haven’t already, would love for you to subscribe to my blog. 🙂

Until next time,

Rachael

Advertisements

StitchFix Fashion Show: December 2016

stitch-fix-gift-card-holiday-gift-guide1

Happy Sunday to you! I’m happy that I have another opportunity to show you what’s in my StitchFix box!  This Stitchfix styling was complimentary and I am so excited to share the contents with you! This post contains affiliate links and I may be compensated.

Today’s StitchFix Fashion Show is a holiday edition! This month I get to show you some cozy outfits that are perfect for this chilly holiday weather AND I’ve got a last minute gift idea to share with you, so keep reading. 🙂

20161218_094246First up is the Dawnty Pullover Hooded Knit Top by Loveappella. I love how I can just throw this on with a pair of jeans and I’m ready for anything. This material is very soft and comfy! I also love that it has pockets that I can stow stuff in if I don’t feel like carrying a purse. And with our rainy winter weather, I can pop on my hood and protect myself from the rain really easily. The teal trim really adds the appeal to this pullover! I’m very pleased with this top and I decided to keep this one.

20161218_133553Up next is the Anissa Knit Dress by Gilli. I absolutely LOVE this dress! The material is very comfortable and I love the pattern as well as the solid blue trim around the collar and edge of the sleeves. This is super cute with leggings and boots. You can dress it up or dress it down by adding jewelry or wearing dressy or casual boots with it. This is perfect for date night or at cocktail hour with the girls. I ended up keeping this one as well.

20161218_095905Last but certainly not least are the Neva Colorblock Striped Infinity Scarf by Look by M, the Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse in navy blue by 41Hawthorn, and the Kristin Fleece Legging in olive by MTLA. I absolutely ADORE this outfit! I’m so happy that they sent me these pieces together because this outfit is adorable while also being classy.  I could wear this outfit practically anywhere! I am a huge fan of infinity scarves and I love how they add so much style to an outfit. The style of this blouse is really in and I really like navy blue. I feel like I’m drawn to navy blue because it compliments by blond hair and blue eyes. The olive leggings are awesome because I’m a HUGE fan of leggings and these are really soft and comfortable! I love that the waistband is really wide. That really adds to the comfort. And the olive color is really in fashion this year. I’ve picked up quite a few olive green pieces this fall so you can imagine how happy I was when I saw those leggings in my box! I ended up keeping all of these pieces as well.

How does StitchFix work?

Let me fill you guys in a little bit on how StitchFix works. You make an account on their site. Then you answer questions in your Style Profile so that your stylist can put together a Fix (which is their way of saying a styling) that you’ll love and then they ship it off to you based on how often you want to receive them.

How often can I get a Fix?

You can set a schedule to receive a Fix every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, every 3 months or set your own schedule. You also have the option to cancel your order if something comes up and you need to cancel for whatever reason. The styling fee is $20 which includes shipping to your home as well as shipping costs for any items you want to send back.

You can make your Style Profile as detailed as you want. You can tell them specific colors and/or prints you want to avoid and all kinds of things! There is even an area where you can write a note to your stylist AND you can provide them with your social media handles so they can get an idea of your style online as well.

As you can see, I am very pleased with this StitchFix styling! The timing is perfect for this box because I’m actually going to be getting this as a Christmas gift. 🙂 I love this time of year because I get to spend time with friends and loved ones, eat delicious food and share gifts with special people in my life.

20161218_131516If you’re trying to find a last minute gift for someone special in your life, whether it be a man or woman, pick up a StitchFix gift card here.

There are stylists waiting to find the perfect outfit for your loved ones.

What are your go-to winter outfits? I would love to hear from you!

Until next time,

~Rachael~

GA-DE Costmetics 2016 Fall Collection Review

img_20161203_134502

I’m super excited that I was chosen to receive and try out GA-DE’s 2016 Fall Collection!

I received the following:

gademascara

-Idyllic High Definition Volume & Length Mascara in Black Noir

gade-eyeshadow-palette
-Basics Matte Eyeshadow Palette

gade eyeliner.jpg
-High Precision Matte Eyeliner in True Black

gade-lipstick-wine-divine

gade-lipstick-bare-chic

-2 Idyllic Soft Satin Lipsticks in Wine Divine and Bare Chic

I tested these out for about a week and I’m definitely a fan! The mascara made my lashes look beautiful! The eyeliner was pretty easy to apply for someone like me who doesn’t wear liquid eyeliner very often and it looked really nice. The eyeshadow palette has all the colors you would need for fall and they’re very pigmented. And last but certainly not least are the lipsticks! Wine Divine is the perfect shade of berry red for fall and Nude Chic went well with my skin tone and is perfect when you want to doll up your lips with a neutral shade. I’m definitely recommending this collection and I’m very happy that I was introduced to this brand.

Christmas is just 10 days away and what better gift for that special woman in your life than GA-DE Cosmetics. You can find them here and use the coupon code GDGIFT10 for $10 off any $20 purchase! Perfect timing for the holidays! Offer expires 12/31/16.

@gade_cosmetics #FeeltheBeauty #GadeCosmetics

I received these products free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Have you ever tried GA-DE Cosmetics or do you just have a comment to share? Please leave ’em below. 🙂

Until next time,
~Rachael~

Sacko Dual Compartment Insulated Lunch Tote Review

20161215_140333

Happy Thursday everyone!  This past week I’ve been testing out the Sacko Dual Compartment Lunch Tote that I received for free.

toteinside.jpg

I like the fact that it’s so roomy inside! You can fit a lot of stuff in there and keep it nice and organized.

20161215_140534

Also, there is a compartment on the bottom where you can store whatever you’d like and you don’t have to worry about it getting squished by the stuff in the top compartment. I keep my ice pack in the bottom zippered section.

20161215_140423

I can hold a drink in the mesh area on the side of the lunch bag. The only thing I wish it had was a long strap so that I could free up my hands.

It comes in black, blue and red and you can find them here.

All in all, I’m very pleased with this lunch tote! Like always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below!

Until next time,

~Rachael~

Lillet Wine Review

20161203_130741

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far! I’d like to tell you a little bit about Lillet Wine that I got to try out recently.

Image result for smiley360

I am an influencer on the site Smiley360.com where I get the opportunity to try out awesome products for free in exchange for my honest review. Recently I was accepted for the Lillet Wine Mission where they sent me a coupon for $10 off a Lillet Wine and 2 cute Lillet Wine cups (pictured below).

A couple weekends ago I visited a friend out of town and decided what better way to celebrate Girls’ Night than to try a glass of Lillet Wine together before we headed downtown. We both really enjoyed it! I picked the Lillet Blan which according to the company has a “golden color with a floral scent, this wine contains aromas of candied orange, honey, pine resin and exotic fruits. It’s full and rich on the palate and has an exquisitely long-lasting scent.” I agree that it leaves a rich flavor in your mouth and with it being 14% alcohol, it packs a punch of flavors and alcohol into your palate in a good way!

20161203_130817I was very pleased to see in my Smiley360 Lillet Review Roundup email that my Instagram post made it into the email! We had so much fun that night enjoying Lillet Wine, catching up and taking pictures.

20161203_130834

I also shared this wine with my boyfriend the other night. A couple weeks ago we went downtown to check out some local businesses, do some wine tasting and some window shopping. We came across a shop that sells this amazing cheddar! The woman at the shop informed us that it’s made in Stockton, California. So we decided to go get some butter crackers and salami and pair our newly found cheddar with Lillet Blan Wine. And quite the pair they were! I thought these went great together! My boyfriend is used to even sweeter wine so it caught him off guard but he did say he enjoyed the full flavor of it.

If you’re interested in trying out Lillet Wine for yourself, you can purchase it at your local BevMo. Have you tried Lillet before? Or are you interested in trying it? Please feel free to comment below. If you decide to check out Lillet this weekend, drink responsibly. And enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Until next time,

~Rachael~

 

Bouchard Chocolate Pralines Review

bouchard.jpgThese chocolates are as delicious as they look!  This particular box comes with 18 chocolates; 2 layers of 9 different types of chocolates. I took them to work to share them with my coworkers so I only tried a couple of them, but everyone thought they were amazing!

From left to right; this box contains:

-Almond Gingerbread; milk chocolate covering an almond praline infused with gingerbread flakes. This is the first one I tried and I loved the creamy inside and it also had a slightly crunchy texture because of the gingerbread flakes.  Mmm mmm mmm delicious!

-Next is Creamy Caramel; lusciously smooth caramel filling in a milk chocolate shell.

-Vanilla Mousse; milk chocolate surrounding a light mousse made of fresh butter and real vanilla bean. I tried this one also and OMG!  Love love love this one too!

-Raspberry Ganache; raspberry ganache enrobed in rich dark chocolate.

-Crème Brulee; marbled white chocolate surrounding a creamy vanilla and caramel brittle filling. One of my coworkers tried this one and said it tasted just like crème brulee. What a unique candy flavor!

-Hazelnut & Puffed Rice; delicate hazelnut praline with crispy puffed rice.

-Chocolate Mousse; dark chocolate surrounding a gently whipped chocolate mousse.

-Coconut Cream; fresh coconut ganache covered in white chocolate and toasted coconut flakes. My boyfriend tried this one and said it definitely tasted like coconut and had a lot of flavor to it.

– Last but not least is Blueberry Ganache. Another coworker tried this one and said it was very delicious.

bouchard2You can find these delicious chocolates at Target for the Holiday season. It comes with a handy dandy little booklet so you can see what kind it is before you bite into it.

Have you tried these before? Would love to hear what you think! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below. 🙂

I received this product free for testing and review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Until next time,

~Rachael~