Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ipsy May 2014 Glam Bag Sneak Peeks and Spoilers! Update!

Update 5.12
Glam rooms are open, here is what I will be getting and reviewing and below that is what you could be getting. Excited? 
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Update 5.9
YAY! Your May "Fresh Picks" Glam Bags are just starting to leave Ipsy's warehouse in batches, and they'll be emailing your tracking codes NEXT WEEK (so no need to worry if you are still waiting).

Please stay tuned for your Glam Room to update on Monday, 5/12. There Ipsy will reveal the products you'll be getting this month, and Ipsy will also list amazing offers from all of May's brand partners. It's officially time to get excited!

The monthly sneak peeks  have started!
If you are not already signed up join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! 
May Sneak Peek #1: 
Let your beauty bloom with one of these soft, fresh shades to cheer up your spring style. http://mygl.am/MaySneakPeek1
 Spoiler- Pacifica! Looks to be their eyeshadow pots but could also be their liner or lip butter since they are also in the same small pots.

May Sneak Peek #2: 
Time to head outdoors and enjoy beauty al fresco. Don't forget to put one of these pretty picks in your picnic basket to stay safe in the sun. http://mygl.am/MaySneakPeek2

 Spoilers- Looks to be Classic Body SPF 50 by Hang Ten & Anti-aging Sunscreen by Sans Tan, guess they want us to get ready for the summer!
A lovely bouquet of beauty awaits you this month. Which blooms are you excited about?http://www.mygl.am/MaySneakPeek3
  Spoilers- So many goodies here, lots of new faces and and a few full sized products!  1.  Refreshing Rosemary Lip Balm by Olive Natural Beauty 2. Chocolate Soleil Bronzer by Too Faced  3.  Nailtini nail polish by 'Tini Beauty  4.  Endless Euphoria by Calvin Klein   5. Exfoliating honey peel off mask by Hey Honey Take it Off   6. Boo Boo Cover-Up 7.  Dreamsicle Body Balm by Lulu Blossom    
8. Revlon Colorburst  

May Sneak Peek #4: 
The freshest picks, the prettiest products! One of these beauty finds will be yours to enjoy all spring. http://mygl.am/MaySneakPeek4
Spoilers- Looks like the Get Up and Go! Hair Care Travel Kit by Eva-NYC

May Sneak Peek #5: 
Garden party or relaxed picnic, one of these beauty finds will keep you pretty and polished for any outdoor soiree this month. http://mygl.am/MaySneakPeek5
  Spoilers1. Bare Foot Exfoliating Polish 2. Brushes 3. Microdermabrasion Scrub by derma e
4. Thermal Spring Water by Avene 5. Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes and Make Up Remover Wipes by LA Fresh 6. Eyelash curler. 7. Bee Nourished Pure Honey Infused Night Cream by Mee Beauty 8. Nourished Scalp by Balanced Guru

May Sneak Peek #6: 
The anticipation is killing us. We can't wait for you to check out our Fresh Picks for May and show us your spring style. 

Message from Ipsy on facebook- Please stay tuned for your Glam Room to update on Monday, 5/12. There we'll reveal the products you'll be getting this month, and we'll also list amazing offers from all of May's brand partners.

Are you excited? I can't wait to see what brands will be coming in my bag, so happy to see a bunch of new ones!

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DIY Manicure- Flower Stamped Nails Video

I asked as I say in my video below if people would like to see any of my manis in a video for my new youtube channel and on a few social medias this recent mani was request! Since my nails are a little shorter right now after breaking them all while moving I did have to cut out the swirls from design but I think it is still just as cute!

All I used for the pink and purple nails-
Blanc by Essie
What a Pansy & Petal To The Metal
Jet by Julep
Fast Dry Top Coat by  Seche Vite
Nail Art Crystals

Check out my video!
Give it a try and post it on facebook and instagram using the hashtag #LanieBuck & my tag @LanieBuck so I can see how they turn out!

If you'd like me to do a video tutorial for any other manis of mine feel free to leave me a comment below! 

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bulu Box Review 2014

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 
Product Description
Help reach your health and fitness goals with monthly motivation from Bulu Box! Bulu Box is the first health and wellness sample box. Each month of your subscription you will receive 4-5 premium vitamin and supplement samples to try within your lifestyle. Join the discovery and find a healthier you! 
I have ordered Bulu boxes before and loved each one, I have found so many things and new brands that I use nearly daily. This box is no different it seems.
Use this link and you can get a FREE box today!
First look and what came in the box.  
Body Glove Surge 

I will start with the 2 go snack. I love hummus but it is hard to go from fresh made to a snack pack... I have tried a few now by different brands and this one is not bad. I added some cayenne pepper and it was much better. I would not recommend this over fresh but if you don't have fresh around this is much better than a few of the others.
These soft chews claim to strengthen your skin, hair and nails. The texture and taste are nice but with only one sample per box I really couldn't see if the product works. I was thinking of ordering more to see if they work but for now I am just passing. Please feel free to let me know if you have tried them and found them to work.

I don't use or need energy boosters but my fiance does so I passed this along to him.
I also passed this along to him since he uses products like this on gym days.
This, I was very excited for. I love gummy vitamins and I loved these. They are softer in favor and in texture than the gummy vitamins I am use to but I like them just the same. Sadly for me I do like to eat these as candy and my other vitamins suggest only 2 per day... these lovelies allowed me to eat 6 which pleased the glutton in me.
I saved the best for last, the Breathe Free pills are great. I do suffer from allergies and do prefer to use herbal and natural remedies so I was very excited to try these... lucky or unlucky for me the next day after getting these I was able to try them out since my allergies had gone a bit crazy. They worked like magic, I couldn't believe how fast it worked for me. Within two hours I was free of my allergies.
Overall, I'm very happy I was able to try the box again. They retail for only $10 a month and being able to find something that works so well make the box worth so much more... at least this month. The loser of the box is are the two items that do not fit me, I can not say if they are good or bad just not for me. The clear winner is the Rootology Breathe Free pills, they work very well for me and I have already ordered more.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Julep Maven April 2014 Box Review!

 It is Julep time and I the Bombshell box... again. I am a Classic with a Twist... don't tell Classic on me. This month I have been so busy with packing and getting ready to move from Arizona back to Cali that I only just now got around to posting this even  though I did get this 3.31!

What came in this box-
Kayla: Electric iris sheer with violet sheen
Tatum: Neon chartreuse chrome
Glow Blush: Peach Bellini (customizable)
Add ons-
Jet: Jet black crème
Brigitte:  Bright white crème
Here is the lovely blush, I sadly have get to use it but it looks great for spring. I love the package and after seeing a few swatches I am very excited to use it. I will update this post with pictures once I use it.
I went with bombshell this month for the purple polish. The swatch of it was lovely and I had to have it! I
It is a sheer polish and as it claims it sure it, in this picture I have 2 coats.
The green polish is less sheer, here again I used 2 coats.

Overall, I like the colors and am very excited to try the blush. Kayla is a little different from their swatches but Julep is known to have over worked pictures, it is still a lovely color. The winner is Brigitte, it is a great creme white.

If you too are a maven what did you get?
What did you like the best and how did you feel about their blush?
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April's Giveaway- Meet Your Match Lip and Nail Lacquers Set

  The 10th is here and that means it is time my monthly giveaway!
I did a poll this month and oddly after all the questions about polish being in the giveaway makeup had the most votes on the poll I had up on the monthly giveaway page. Since I had questions on instagram and about polish and the poll won for makeup I picked this lovely prize listed below!
I also ordered one or myself so keep and eye out for a review!

What you could win-
Meet Your Match
A lip and nail set that features the most covetable lip pigments and nail hues.
This set includes six deluxe glosses, tints, and lacquers for lips and nails in the season’s most popular shades.

This set contains-
- 0.27 oz Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Girls Just Want to Have Fun
- 0.06 oz Lipsurgence™ Lip Tint in Elite
- 0.17 oz Formula X Nail Color in Invincible
- 0.03 oz Hourglass Cosmetics Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child
- 0.13 oz Nails Inc. Devonshire Row Nail Polish
- 0.05 oz Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Strangefruit 
 Giveaway information and rules-
This giveaway will run from April 10th- April 24, 2014 at midnight. The winner will receive the Meet Your Match set. The winner will be emailed by me to get your shipping information and prize pick. Your info will not be shared or used for any reason other than to contact you & to mail the product to you if you win. The winner's first name with last name initial will be announced on the giveaway blog post and other social medias. The prize will be bought as a gift by me for the winner and shipped from the company.
The winner will be picked at random and all entries will be checked before contacting, any false or incomplete entries will disqualify the winner and another will be picked at random until a winner with all entries complete is found. If you have any questions or need help with an entry please feel free to send me a message on my facebook page before submitting an incomplete entry.
This giveaway is open internationally. 
Sorry, these items cannot be shipped to either Alaska or Hawaii.

Enter now!
Good Luck!

Monday, April 7, 2014

DIY Manicure- Black Nails with Spring Flowers

Black nails this spring are said to be trending but most I have talked to about it say boo. I am not one to follow trends but I do love black nails and am more then happy to wear them all year especially in spring. I think black nails add a bit of an edge to an oh so soft spring outfit... maybe it's just me.
How do you feel about rocking black nails this time of year?

All I used for this mani-
What a pansy by China Glaze
Jet, Lauren, Abbie, Brigitte and Tatum by Julep
Fast Dry Top Coat by Seche Vite
Mother Nature Plate Collection 05 by Moyou London
Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Give it a try and post it on facebook and instagram using the hashtag #LanieBuck & my tag @LanieBuck so I can see how they turn out!

If you'd like me to do a video tutorial for this mani feel free to leave me a comment below! 

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dermasolve Scalp Itch Shampoo Review with Before and After Pictures

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.  
Product Description
Stop The Itch from dry scalp, dandruff and Psoriasis
Doctor recommended Dermasolve Shampoo. You don’t have to suffer from embarrassing dandruff and intense scalp itch any more. The powerful ingredients in Dermasolve Shampoo stop the itching and control dandruff and crusty scalp buildup. The rich moisturizing and conditioning shampoo helps eliminate the symptoms of psoriasis, dry scalp, sebhorreic dermatitis and dandruff. You’re just left with soft, managebable hair. Irritation-free formula is non-greasy. Contains 3% Salicylic Acid and egg protein. 8oz.

  - Stops Intense Scalp Itch
- Gently Cleanses, Moisturizes, & Conditions
- Immediate & Continuous Relief
- Controls Crusty Scalp build-up
- Non-Greasy
- Nice Peppermint Fragrance
- Leaves Hair Soft & Manageable
- Safe for color treated hair
- Irritation-Free

I have mentioned that I have psoriasis before...
I don't like to talk about and hate to have people see it but I had a chance to try some shampoo recently that really seemed to help me so to hopefully help others I am sharing these two pictures.
Scroll down to see the before and after pictures and my review.

I used the shampoo starting on Feb 26th 2014 and the after picture below is from March 31st 2014. I am still using it and am seeing more change every day.

I started by washing 3 days in a row with the shampoo then switched to every other day. 

I have used a few different types of medicated shampoo but usually and recently just have been using tar shampoo. If you have used tar shampoo (or menthol or tea tree oil) you know it stinks and leaves your hair feeling a terrible. I didn't use conditioner when I first tried it I wanted to see how this shampoo left my hair and it really did leave my hair feeling soft as it claims, I was able to brush my hair while wet with no problems. It says it has a peppermint scent but I couldn't really smell it which I was perfectly fine with. It was so moisturizing to my scalp also, I always had pain at the top of my neck since I was so dry and was uncomfortable when trying to sleep but that went way after 2 shampooings. The dandruff and my skin started to lightly clear up after about 5 days, 4 shampooings.

The only thing I did along with using this shampoo was cut tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers out of my diet since they are the not best for people with psoriasis, sadly.
That all being said you should always talk to your dermatologist and doctor before trying or changing anything that could affect your condition. This worked for me though it may not work for you the same way since we are all different.

Here again are the picture side by side so you can see the change.

If you would like me to talk more on my diet and things I do to help control my psoriasis feel free to leave me a comment or send me a message, I'd be happy to share and try to help.

If you'd like to try this shampoo you can find it on their site at 
Use Promo Code: MJ613 to save 10% on your order.
You can also find it on on amazon at

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

DIY Manicure- Rainbow Flower Stamped Nails

 As I have mentioned before a nail art group I am in on facebook (found here, join us!) does a weekly challenge, this week is rainbow inspired! I didn't know what to do for this challenge but I did know I wanted to do something with flowers since it is spring. I painted a rose by hand but didn't like it so I started over and took a look at my stamps. I bought a Pueen set a few months ago that I hadn't really used much of so I wanted to use them. I had Yellow Submarine on when I saw this flower design so boom I knew what I was doing!
 All I used-
White on White by China Glaze
Rose, Nina, Abbie, Hoch, Monaco, Eloise, and Gayle by Julep
Fast Dry Top Coat by Seche Vite
Nail Art Crystals
Pueen 102 Stamping Plate
Hope you enjoy, thanks for stoping by and taking a look! 
Give it a try and post it on facebook and instagram using the hashtag #LanieBuck & my tag @LanieBuck so I can see how they turn out!

If you'd like me to do a video tutorial for this mani feel free to leave me a comment below! 

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