New York Fashion Week 2016 has officially commenced, and watching some of the world’s most beautiful humans strut down the runway donning elegant attire is giving me major FOMO (fear of missing out). Although I’ve yet to make my inaugural debut at this uber swanky event, I’m content with living vicariously through the Internet, for now. For all of you fabulous ladies out there who feel my pain — it’s imperative to remember that you don’t have to be a supermodel to radiate glam. Thanks to Babbleboxx, I’ve been able to ensure that I am runway ready for everyday life; a feat that is much more realistic to the majority of us (or at least for those who are vertically challenged, such as myself). Babbleboxx differs from most subscription services in the fact that it’s not available to the public; they hand-pick a select group of influencers to promote their specially curated boxes each month. However, each of the products inside the boxes can be ordered directly through the brand’s website.
Heres’s a little sneak peek at the goodies I received in this month’s Babbleboxx:
Smarter Technology. Better Beauty. That’s what LumaBella is all about. Typically I attempt to save the best for last, but I just HAVE to share with ya’ll how phenomenal the LumaBella Cool Mist Straightener is. This isn’t just your average hair straightener — no, it’s on a whole different spectrum. The high-tech device features a cool mist channel, which applies a conditioning treatment to the hair before smoothing with heat. This not only aids in keeping major frizz at bay, but also offers protection from hair breakage, improves moisture and shine, and delivers a fabulous, long-lasting style. If you’d like to purchase the LumaBella Cool Mist Straightener, you can do this via their official website.
The accompanying product in the image above, Awapuhi Wild Ginger HYDROCREAM WHIP, was strategically concocted by none other than Paul Mitchell, a long-standing prominent figure in the hair industry. It’s important for me to keep my hair looking healthy and rejuvenated for as long as I possibly can, so I’m all for using salon quality products. This formula offers hydration for the driest of hair (aka mine), while simultaneously delivering a crunch-free hold and a silky finish. The light aroma of ginger ale is incredibly refreshing, and the color-safe Awapuhi system features a rich, 100% sulfate-free shampoo, deep conditioners, as well as modern styling products that will protect your luscious locks.
I had actually used the Tree Hut Moisturizing Shave Oil several times prior to receiving this month’s package, so it essentially served as a reminder as to just how much I love this product. The blend of natural oils, in addition to organic shea butter, will turn your silky skin smooth and leave you with the upmost confidence to rock the runway. In addition to ensuring a painless shave without nicks or cuts, the oil can also be used to enhance smoothness between shaves.
I’ve been a huge proponent of OtterBox, which just so happens to be the #1 selling case for smartphones in the U.S., ever since I dropped my beloved iPhone 6 last year, shattering the screen into a billion tiny pieces. After shelling out almost $150 to get it fixed, I bought a hot pink case and vowed to never take my phone out of it again. However, OtterBox recently came out with this totally-glam-I-can’t-even-handle-it phone cover, and I just knew it was time to make the switch. I mean, come on guys, LOOK AT HOW SPARKLY IT IS. Those are genuine Swarovski crystals; and they don’t come cheap. Luckily you can use code OTTERBOXBABBLEBOX for 20% off, plus free domestic shipping, if you’d like to order this beauty for yourself.
As a gal who stays up pretty much all night and considers anything over 5 hours of sleep sufficient, I’m open to anything that will aid in the removal of these permanent bags under my eyes. In comes Vichy, the #1 anti-aging brand in European pharmacies (and in my household). In this month’s package, I received three different face mask to try out. The first, Vichy Mineral Pore Purifying Clay Mask (seen at the top), is a combination of two ultra-fine white clays with Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water to help eliminate excess sebum and impurities for purified pores and softer skin. The second, Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask (seen on the left), is enriched with 10% Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water and utilizes soothing Vitamin B3 to act as a hydration boost for dry and uncomfortable skin. Last but definitely not least, the third mask (seen on the right) is the Vichy Double Glow Peel Face Mask is formulated to brighten dull skin through a double-peel action. This was undoubtedly my favorite out of the bunch. Get 20% off AND free shipping on any orders containing the Mineral Pore Purifying Clay Mask, Quenching Mineral Mask, or Double Glow Peel Face Mask by using promotion code: BABBLEMASK at checkout. Offer valid through 11:59pm PST, 10/15/2016. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or gift sets.
Overall, I was super impressed with everything I received in this month’s box. and I hope you guys were too. It was like I had my own personal glam squad assembling the perfect mix of products for me to utilize. And now, back to your regularly scheduled program: fashion. What were some of the best NYFW 2016 looks? How about the worst?