Monday, January 16, 2017

Confetti FULL New Year! | January Sticker Addict Box

Hey Babies!!!

On this snowy NYC Saturday I'm sending all of my warmest thoughts and vibes out to you guys!!

Today I'm sharing the images from my January Sticker Addict and my impression of the stickers that I've used so far. The one thing I MUST say is that all of the designs were SUPERRRR cute!!!!

Also, if you guys would like to see the January Planner Addict Box, I shared it in my recent Target Dollar Spot Haul video. You can watch that Here ->

To check out the Planner or Sticker Addict Boxes for yourself click -> HERE

Okay Babes! On to the stickerssssss...

Santa is definitely ready to party his way through 2017!!!!!

Here is a shot of the packaging, info card and sticker kits that came in this months box.

The first sticker kit I'm sharing is from the shop ANC Stickers. This kit is named Confetti Pop and it's absolutely perfect for the month of January. I've already used it in my weekly spread for the second week of the month. The stickers are a matte finish but super vibrant and colorful. Just looking at the colors makes me smile! I also really liked the deco pieces, especially the wine glasses of course. The fashion doll styled deco and full box stickers are adorbs and there was just the right mix of deco and functional stickers to fill an entire weekly spread.

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Next up is a kit from Hello Simple Paper and called "Party Animal". These are a glossy finish which is a super nice bonus. I don't really get many glossy style stickers so I was really excited to see a kit included in this months box. The animal theme and color scheme is not super New Year-sy but I like the idea of mixing up weekly spreads. However, I'm slightly tempted to actually save this kit to use during the spring time. It's got A BUNCH of deco and full box stickers but not as many functional stickers. I think this will be great for a week that's not so busy so I can make use of the space for more decorative aspects. I haven't used the kit yet but I tested out writing on the edges around the stickers and a regular ball point pen writes fine.

@hellosimplepaper WEBSITE

This next kit is from A Paperella Story and named "Pop Fizz Clink". Unfortunately this kit lacks full boxes but the color combo is just my style. It also went well with another kit in the box (the last one on this blog post) so I was able to mix in some of these stickers with the other kit. I don't think I'll be using this one on it's own for a spread because of the lack of full boxes but I can definitely incorporate more of these stickers into a spread using another kit or stickers from my MAMBI books. The New Years specific ones I'm going to save for my scrapbook. Since this is a color scheme I really enjoy and use frequently, I know I won't have a problem putting this kit to use.

@apaperellastory WEBSITE

The last kit I instantly fell in love with! This one is from Planning In Mint and called "New Years Glam". I loved the color scheme and the deco pieces. I couldn't wait to use it so I planned my first weekly spread of 2017 with this kit. Unfortunately I wasn't thrilled with the result. The colors were a bit lighter than I usually use, but that wasn't the problem. It was nice to switch things up and start the year with a softer more pastel color palette. However, about 5 minutes after I placed my stickers the edges of about 80% of them started to come up. The only ones that didn't pop up along the edges were the full box stickers. All of the other ones (even half boxes!) just weren't very sticky. I found my self continuously pressing down the edges throughout the week for fear of losing stickers. I absolutely loved the way the spread looked but the quality of the stickiness just was not great.

@Planning In Mint WEBSITE

Okay my loves, that's all for today's post. I hope my insight and impressions can help you guys on your sticker shopping. Overall, I think both the planner and sticker addict boxes are a great deal for those of us who love our planners and other crafts. I definitely get my money's worth and good use out of everything - and I know I say this all the time lol but it's so true.

Until Next Time!

Rocio Laura 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

ASOS Beauty Calendar + Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year!!!!!

As you read this post, I hope you are all having an amazing day. I want to wish you all the best of kick offs to 2017 and a year full of love, health, growth and prosperity.

Today I thought it would be fun to share with you guys my ASOS Beauty Calendar from December 2016. 

I was super excited when this wonderfulness arrived in the mail! In the form a 24 day, gift a day, advent calendar, ASOS pulled together some of the top beauty products into one place. Each day you open up a door and find a new goodie inside.

Originally, I mentioned this box of happiness in my lately favorites video, which I'll leave here for you guys to watch. I was planning to create the blog post shortly after Christmas, however, I pushed it back to January 1st, 2017. I thought it would be a great way to kick off 2017. On the surface, you're opening up one beauty item per day, but the deeper meaning resonated with me. There is a new gift in every day, a reason to be excited, something to look forward to. What a powerful message to start the new year with.

Let's jump right into what each day included. I photographed everything from day 1 to day 24 chronologically. If I'm being perfectly honest with you guys I have never really been sure where and advent calendar is supposed to begin.... Do I start at day 24 and count my way down? Or do I start at 1 and work my way up to 24? Either way, here are the beauty items included in the ASOS Holiday Calendar.

Day 1: Amie Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish
Day 2: Batiste Root Boosting Powder
Day 3: Burt's Bees tinted lip balm
Day 4: Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream
Day 5: Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash

Day 6: Nip + Fab Daily Cleansing Pads
Day 7: Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
Day 8: Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
Day 9: GlamCandy Moisturizer
Day 10: Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer

Day 11: Murine Bright & Moist Eyes
Day 12: The Green Balm Multi Purpose Balm
Day 13: DIY Nails Nailcals
Day 14: Nude by Nature Translucent Finishing Powder
Day 15: Purity Cleanser

Day 16: Matte Me Lip Cream
Day 17: Toni & Guy Texturising Spray
Day 18: Yes To Cucumbers Facial Wipes
Day 19: Cowshed Soothing Hand Cream
Day 20: Nuxe Multi Purpose Dry Oil

Day 21: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Day 22: Monu Skin Firming Fiji Facial Oil
Day 23: Model Co Lip Enhancer
Day 24 Lottie London Compact Mirror

All I can say is WOW! There are some amazing items in here that I've loved in the past, some I've heard raved about but never tried myself, and others that are completely new to me! Even some new brands I wasn't familiar with. I would say it's the perfect balance. I'm really excited to include all of the goodies into my makeup and skin care routines. 

Also, I have to note the size of everything is fantastic. They are all deluxe sized samples. More product gives you more uses and more time to form a good personal opinion of the product. It's perfect for those in the market for new products to try out 24 different beauty items!

That's all for today my loves. I wish you, once again, the happiest of years in 2017. Cheers to a new year, new beauty products, and finding beautiful gifts inside each and everyday.

All my love,

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