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Bonita Salon Fabulously Diva Collection

Bonita Cosmetics has over 300+ nail polish colors for nail polish lovers! The Fabulously Diva Collection is available at Rite Aid! Bonita Cosmetics prides themselves on providing high quality products offered at the most affordable prices. They want every single one of you fashionistas out there to enjoy beautiful polishes without breaking the bank!

I received these shades from the Fabulously Diva Collection. They are so pretty and vivid! from left to right (above): Royal Wishes, Fantasy Flowers, True Diva, Made To Envy, Prima Donna.

“A Bonita girl is an enchanting, positive, free loving soul.” If you want to try these vibrant shades, check your local Rite Aid. They retail at just $3.99 each.

Connect :: Visit to browse their three lines of nail polish. You can also find Bonita Cosmetics on Facebook and Twitter.

Oh The Places You'll Go

It is time to start thinking about graduation announcements and invitations. If you want invites that stand out, check out the one of a kind graduation announcements from Basic Invite. I browsed their selection and I am loving the unique styles. They are on trend and you can even customize the colors and fonts to fit your grad's personality!

Basic Invite makes it to so easy to order. Just choose your style, and enter your graduation day details as well as the after party celebration! Basic Invite offers the trendy colors your graduate is looking for. Think of the unlimited color combinations! You can make your card as unique as you are.

There are also great bonuses like free envelopes included with every card order, instant previews that allow you to adjust your card until it is just right, and unbeatable prices and value, plus price matching.

Here are a few of my favorite styles. From left to right: Oh The Places You'll Go, Throwback, and Sparkling Grad. Browse the entire selection of Graduation Announcement Cards from Basic Invite.

ModCloth IRL: Their 1st Fit Shop in LA

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Got plans April 9-11? Well, you do now: ModCloth IRL! They're hosting their 1st-ever fit shop in LA, where you can try on an array of items including dresses, tops, bottoms, shoes, & the requisite cat-printed pieces, meet the peeps behind the 'screens', get measurements taken by a pro, & more. Get all the deets and RSVP now on their event page!

Repopulate Your Gut with Hyperbiotics

Yes as weird as that sounds, Hyperbiotics PRO-15 is uniquely formulated to repopulate your gut. Probiotics help restore the beneficial gut bacteria that may have been depleted as a result of stress, aging, poor diet, antibiotics, food poisoning, travelers' diarrhea or infection and promote overall health and well-being.

Did you know that most powders, liquids, capsules, even cultured dairy products retain only 4% of these sensitive organisms during passage through the stomach’s harsh environment? Not so with Hyperbiotics PRO-15. When the pearl capsule is moistened by fluids in the stomach, the patented gel matrix creates a protective layer, shielding beneficial organisms from stomach acids and directing them to release later in their journey. Once inside the gastrointestinal tract, probiotics begin to release at consistent levels from the pearl core, delivering a potent percentage of our living organisms throughout the day and throughout your gut, traveling deep into your intestinal tract where they are needed most.

Hyperbiotics believes that everything starts in your gut and they are on a mission to empower individuals to reach their potential by delivering to them the full benefits probiotics have to offer. All you need is one pearl capsule per day. That’s it. Because with time-release technology, the full benefits are being delivered deep inside your gut hour by hour.

Are you ready to experience the full benefits that probiotics has to offer? Visit for more information.

Target REDcard Benefits

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Normally I wouldn't be telling you about a card and its benefits on my blog. However, I happen to have a Target REDcard and I wanted to share some of my personal favorite benefits.
  • 5% off every day - Just use your Target REDcard to pay and you get 5% off your order just like that. It works at the register, so you don't have to wait for a statement or anything like that.
  • Free shipping at (no minimum purchase) - I so love this one. Purchase anything on and get Free Shipping. I use this one all the time.
  • Extended returns - Get 30 extra days to return something if you need to.
If you want to learn how you can get these benefits by using a Target REDcard, click here for more information.

Miami Beach

3 Things To Look For When Booking a Hotel in Miami

Miami Beach is one of the best places for a vacation. Not only is the weather beautiful, but this city is full of attractions that are exciting for just about any age group. Whether you want to just hang out on the beach and laze away or if you want to enjoy the city's vibrant nightlife, there truly is something for everyone. The hotel you choose can play a huge role in how much you enjoy your vacation. Here are three things to keep in mind when you're looking for hotels in Miami.


You should know where you want to be when you book your hotel. For some people, being right on the beach is non-negotiable. For others, being on the beach isn't a huge priority, and they would rather be located in the middle of the action in the city. Deciding what part of town you want to stay in will help you to narrow down your hotel selection.


It's also important to determine which amenities you can't do without. Many people want the full resort experience, which would include multiple restaurants and a spa. For others, just a pool and room service is enough. Deciding which amenities are essential can help you to decide which hotel is right for you.

Reviews and Ratings

Reading reviews from past guests can be a great way to help you select your hotel. Sometimes hotels will look like they have phenomenal amenities and rooms, but prior guest reviews tell a different story. Reviewing guest ratings and reading about how others enjoyed the hotel is essential to finding the perfect hotel for your Miami Beach vacation.

Choosing a hotel can be the most stressful part of planning any vacation and Miami Beach is no different. However, if you follow these tips and make your decision carefully, you are sure to find the perfect hotel for you and your needs. Miami Beach is an amazing place to have a vacation; don't let a poor hotel selection put a damper on what should be the time of your life.

Choosing A Jacket

Many women need to have clothing for work, leisure and formal occasions. Shopping for the proper outfit for every occasion can be overwhelming. Buying designer jackets for women online from a retailer that offers jackets for a variety of occasions is a simple way to update a wardrobe.

Shopping for Jackets Online is Simple

A woman may end up visiting several stores when she is shopping for a jacket. She may see a jacket she likes in one store and then end up going back and forth between stores to compare different jackets. If she shops online, she can see several jackets displayed at once on the same screen. She can easily move from page to page on an online retailer's site. The shopper has the jackets she likes in front of her or just a click away. She does not need to try to remember exactly what the jacket she saw in the store on the other side of the mall looked like.


Adding a jacket to an outfit is an easy way to make it look more professional. Jackets can be paired with sleeveless dresses and tops. Women who are building a work wardrobe will find that jackets in neutral colors are likely to match skirts and pants that they already own.


Jackets can be worn with jeans to make them dressier. A woman who wears a light summer dress to an outdoor evening event will find it convenient to have a jacket with her if the evening turns cool. Jackets are great to have during a dinner cruise or at an evening baseball game.


Women who are going on business trips can bring one jacket that will match several dresses, skirts or pairs of pants. Choosing one jacket to bring and then selecting clothing to match it can make packing simpler. Jackets are great to have for cool evenings during summer vacations. Airplane passengers may want jackets to keep them warm during a flight. Keep this in mind when booking a Manila to Dubai flight. Even with the hot and humid temperature, you will still need a jacket for the flight.

Women who need to update their wardrobes will find buying jackets online is a convenient and easy way to do this.

Madonna #RebelHeart Album Review #O2O

I participated in the Madonna Rebel Heart album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.

Oh Madonna, I have loved you since I was nine years old and I was bopping around to the Like A Virgin album. How she stays to relevant 30 years later is beyond me. But you go material girl. Rebel Heart was released on March 10th and is Madonna’s 13th studio album Rebel Heart. Wow.

“Rebel Heart explores two very distinct sides of my personality, the rebellious renegade side of me and the romantic side of me” commented Madonna recently in Billboard.

This album is awesome. It features collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Nas, Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson. My favorite song on the album is "Ghosttown", which reminds me so much of one of my favorite albums from Madonna, Like A Prayer. Here are the rest of the songs on the album.

Rebel Heart Track List

  • 01 “Living For Love”
  • 02 “Devil Pray”
  • 03 “Ghosttown”
  • 04 “Unapologetic Bitch”
  • 05 “Illuminati”
  • 06 “Bitch I’m Madonna” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
  • 07 “Hold Tight”
  • 08 “Joan Of Arc”
  • 09 “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson)
  • 10 “HeartBreakCity”
  • 11 “Body Shop”
  • 12 “Holy Water”
  • 13 “Inside Out”
  • 14 “Wash All Over Me”
  • 15 “Best Night”
  • 16 “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas)
  • 17 “S.E.X.”
  • 18 “Messiah”
  • 19 “Rebel Heart”

I also love “Bitch I’m Madonna” featuring Nicki Minaj. This is the perfect song to listen to when you are getting ready for a night on the town. It will get your booty shaking and pumped up for fun. “Iconic” is pretty rad too. Whatever song you love, she still brings fans powerful beats and melodies that stand the test of time. You honestly discover something new with each listen.

Look for Madonna on tour this year. I am sure it will be a show you will never forget.


  • Aug. 29 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
  • Sept. 2 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
  • Sept. 5 - San Juan, PR - Coliseo de Puerto Rico
  • Sept. 9 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
  • Sept. 12 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
  • Sept. 16 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
  • Sept. 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
  • Sept. 24 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
  • Sept. 26 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
  • Sept. 28 - Chicago, IL - United Center
  • Oct. 1 - Detroit, MI  - Joe Louis Arena
  • Oct. 3 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
  • Oct. 5 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
  • Oct. 8 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
  • Oct. 11 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
  • Oct. 14 - Vancouver, BC  - Rogers Arena
  • Oct. 17 - Portland, OR - MODA Center
  • Oct. 19 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose
  • Oct. 22 - Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena
  • Oct. 24 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Oct. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Forum

Get a sneak peek at what might be in store for you at one of these shows by checking out the "Living For Love" video below.

Connect :: Visit to stay connected with the one and only Madonna. You can also find Madonna on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Spring Break Essentials

I am so excited for spring break! I can't wait to relax in the sun and have some fun. From sunscreen to shades to something to read to something for chilly nights, here are a few spring break must-haves that you won't want to forget!

1. Before you go anywhere, you'll need to know what to pack. Knock Knock makes it simple with this What to Pack Horizontal Pad. One of the true signs of adulthood is the realization that packing should happen well in advance of departing the house. Ensure you've got the right wearables and toiletries with this charmingly illustrated travel checklist.

2. You'll look great at the pool or the beach with the Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream. This light, moisturizing and conditioning cream helps to even out the skin's natural tone and correct small imperfections. It contains Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20 which protects against the harmful rays of the sun, and helps to prevent premature aging of the skin. Your skin will have a natural, even tone.

3. Protect your skin with the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Range. Famous for its Cocoa Butter, Palmer’s has harnessed all of the incredible skin care benefits of this super ingredient into a brand-new five-piece collection of suncare products! The range not only protects skin from harmful UV rays, it also helps keep skin free from discoloration and spots associated with sun exposure! The set doesn’t just promise the ultimate in sunscreen benefits, but it also provides superior moisture and combats signs of premature aging. 

4. How cute is this GUESS Strapless Printed Romper? Keep your casual look super-cute with GUESS' printed romper. With features like a sweetheart neckline with lace inset, zipper at back, removable straps, and off-seam pockets, you'll keep cool and look fabulous!

5. The MIU COLOR Nylon Backpack is foldable, water resistant, packable, and lightweight, making it perfect for travel. Available in either blue or green, this backpack is made with durable and water resistant nylon material. The widened breathable mesh shoulder straps protect your shoulders and make your trip more comfortable. It even has reflective patches on the both sides, which could reflect light, and makes it more safe when walking during night. It is so light and it folds into a tiny pouch. I plan on taking mine to the beach and when we go walking.

6. Do you find that sunglasses don't seem to fit you the way they should? Pacific Rim Eyewear has launched polarized sunglasses that provide low bridge comfort! They were specially designed for the hard to fit low nose bridges. I have a hard time finding sunglasses that are wide enough for my temples. These fit me like a glove. There are four versatile styles available now, two for women and two for men. They will be adding more in the next few months. I decided to review the Halo style. Halo is an-oh so chic style that inspires women to let go and enjoy the fun and finer things in life. The initial four styles are specifically designed to fit a lower nose bridge, higher cheekbones and wider temples, which are all features that are hard when looking for the perfect pair of shades. Pacific Rim takes away the challenge of finding great fitting quality fashion sunglasses. I am so happy to have a fabulous pair of sunglasses that don't slip down my nose or hug my temples too tight. 

7. You have to have fantastic nails on vacation. I love this color from essie. It is called in the cab-ana. So perfect. So appropriate. So naughty?!

8. Once you get to the beach what are you going to lie on? This is another great product from MIU COLOR. The Beach Blanket with Handles is durable and waterproof! Perfect for any outdoor activity, it's made of three layers. It has thickened and sturdy fabric that is perfectly comfortable for people of all ages and all sizes. I love that it is waterproof and sandproof! The bottom material is waterproof to make it great for use on grass or whenever the ground is damp because it prevents moisture from coming through. It's also good in sand because unlike softer, more fibrous blanket, this won't collect sand like a regular blanket would. It's easy to shake off the sand and then fold it up when you're done using it. Don't forget to pack this necessity!

9. Now for a style essential that all women will want for travel, the beach, and beyond! Chilly Jilly Wraps are perfect for cool nights, or for cover-ups. The unique wraps are stylish, cozy, lightweight and wrinkle-resistant. Then they easily fold into a compact silk bag to stash in a purse. They are available in multiple vibrant colors! With a Chilly Jilly in your purse, goosebumps can take a permanent vacation, air conditioning can be kept on high and you can say so long to the "just in case" jacket. They are so soft and cozy! Mine is coming with me on the plane, to dinner, I can basically take it anywhere because it all folds into a small pouch that you can just toss in your bag!

10. You will need this lightweight texturizing spray for that sexy, "just-back-from-the-beach" hair. ALTERNA BAMBOO Beach Summer Ocean Waves provides weightless volume, moisture lock and wavy texture to all hair types for naturally luscious locks. Oh, and it smells awesome.

11. Your skin might not be used to going from nasty winter to sunny weather. Take Curél Rough Skin Rescue with you. This gentle yet effective formula works with your skin’s natural exfoliating process to safely remove flakes and relieve rough skin. The Proprietary Ceramide Complex keeps skin feeling smooth by protecting the natural moisture barrier which locks moisture in and helps prevent irritation or roughness from returning. If your dry winter skin is still itchy, try the Curél Itch Defense formula. It soothes eczema prone skin and is gentle enough for babies over 6 months.

12. I love reading books written by funny comediennes. If you ask me, there are no two funnier ladies than Olivia Munn and Mindy Kaling. Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek is Olivia Munn’s hilarious first collection of essays. This book brings Olivia Munn’s incredible wit, and lightning-fast costume changes to a world that needs more scrapbooking, sea monkeys, and a hoverboard!

13. Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law). If so, you've found the right book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Who doesn't want to spend their spring break with these two funny ladies?

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Mixcups Mix of the Month Subscription Box Review

Do you enjoy single cup coffees and teas but are bored of drinking the same old cup each and every day? Or do you find yourself running out of k-cups too soon and are making too many trips to the store? A Mixcups Mix of the Month subscription is just what you need! The subscriptions provide caffeine junkies with a way of discovering new favorites from a mix of hand picked selections that you can enjoy all month long.

I had a chance to try a Mixcups Mix of the Month subscription box which included 30 single cup teas (of course they offer coffees too). Mixcup will choose 10 selections to feature in each month's box. That mean you receive three cups per selection. What is awesome is that the selections rotate monthly! No more getting bored with the same old brews day after day!

I loved all of the variety I found in my subscription box of teas. I had never heard of some of the brands, but I ended up loving all of the flavors. My favorites were Peppermint Heights and Brooklyn Breakfast - both from a company called Prospect - which I would have never known I loved if it had not been for my box!

Mixcups was launched in 2012 by coffee fanatics who were tired of drinking the same cup of joe every morning and wished for a way to try something new without having to buy boxes and boxes of coffee that went stale before they ever got used. The idea of getting a variety of single cup coffees delivered to your door each month seemed so genius - yet nobody was offering it. That idea was turned into reality and Mixcups was born.

They say variety is the spice of life so Mixcups would like to think that they make people's lives a little happier by mixing up their daily grind! I love having my box of Mixcups to enjoy a variety of flavors of teas to start my day. I actually look forward to it, wondering what I will choose tomorrow. Learn more about how you can choose one of the coffee or tea Mix of the Month subscription boxes for under $1 a day!

Renew Your Skin for Spring

Spring is fiiiiinally here! Out with the old, it’s time to renew! Your skin took a beating this winter. With negative wind chills and uncontrollable snow storms, your beauty suffered from dehydrated skin, chapped lips, and cracked hands. Now that warmer weather is on its way, your hair and skin will be safe with these great products to renew your skin.

Renewal Refining Cleanser from the Burt’s Bees Renewal Collection
Help restore smoother, younger-looking skin with some of nature’s most powerful anti-aging ingredients. This refining cleanser, infused with Hibiscus and Apple Rejuvenating Complex, is shown to improve skin’s texture and smoothness. The hydrating formula cleanses deeply without stripping moisture and gently exfoliates to reveal smoother skin. I found this cleanser to be gentle, yet effective.

Sheer Body Lotion from Burt's Bees
If you’re looking for a lightweight moisturizer with a light-weight scent - look no further. It’s formulated with Safflower Oil Oleosomes, which are clinically shown to instantly moisturize skin and leave it feeling silky and smooth. So spritz away and let your skin (and nose) feel fragrantly refreshed. The spray form makes it so simple to just spray and go! It's not too greasy, and I love the light scents! Choose from Violet & Mango, Cucumber & Aloe, or Clementine & Calla Lilly.

This rich hydrator absorbs instantly to restore parched, straggly cuticles to their prime. The advanced amino acid complex and biotin promotes healing. The sweet almond oil, mango & shea butter, and Vitamin E add moisture. The beeswax creates a water-resistant barrier for extra protection. It comes in a convenient click-pen applicator – perfect for dotting on throughout the day. 

A replenishing hand cream blended with white truffle extract and rose. It is an instantly absorbed daily treat for delectably soft and luxuriously moisturized hands with temptingly sweet aromas. Rhubarb extract keeps hands healthy, while rose extract helps keep them moisturized. I love the unique aromas of zesty yuzu, grapefruit and mandarin.

The original Beeswax Lip Balm you love is now squeezable - and still awesome. This version of the Burt’s Bees classic balm is softer and smoother with a slanted tip for precise application. The 100% natural formula contains moisturizing Beeswax and Vitamin E to keep lips soft and replenished. My favorite is the splash of Peppermint for that signature tingle.

Buy It :: You can purchase the Renewal Refining Cleanser for $9.99, the Sheer Body Lotion for $9.99, the Nail & Cuticle Balm for $30, the Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream for $15, and the Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm for $3.99.

Laura Mercier Cosmetics :: Basics for the Eyes

Laura Mercier empowers women to express and embrace their individual beauty. Every woman gains confidence to create her own Flawless Face. Her belief is that making skin look flawless is the first and most important thing that a woman can do to achieve a great look, every time.

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. So make sure they look fabulous! I tried a few Laura Mercier Cosmetics products that serve as basics to amazing eye looks! The first is creates the perfect canvas for the eyes and is actually called Eye Basics.

Eye Basics camouflages eye imperfections and enhances the durability of eye makeup. The skin friendly ingredients enhance the delicate skin on the eye lids, and botanicals soothe distressed lids. There is also Vitamins A, E & C which provide anti-oxidant protection, while Eye Bright offers anti-inflammatory and healing benefits. This sheer, creamy texture blends easily and smoothly leaving a long-lasting semi-matte finish. It is crease-proof and water-resistant, and leaves eyes primed are ready for color. This product is fantastic. It is the perfect eye primer for wearing under shadow. It can even be worn alone.

Now that your eyes are primed, you can apply shadow. My go-to shade is usually a brown or a plum. I thought that Coffee Ground looked perfect. The Matte Eye Colour will define eyes with extreme pureness and density of colour in one stroke. This stuff is full of pigment and I love it.

Eye Colour offers intense, pure color in one stroke that lasts all day. With superior payoff, this formula adheres to the eye lids with extreme comfort for a smooth finish imparting a soft, creamy feel. The non-dusting color is easily layered or sheered while remaining long-wearing and crease-resistant. It blends so easily and it really stays put. You don't need to keep on applying to get a bold color. I can't wait to try this is more shades!

Finally, don't forget about your brows! The Brow Grooming Brush was designed to maintain well-groomed brows throughout the day. This high quality synthetic fiber brush with stiff bristles in a "mascara spool" grooms even the curliest, most unruly brows. A good brush is hard to find. This one is high quality and brushes everything right into place.

Stay tuned for another Laura Mercier Cosmetics review coming soon!

Connect :: Visit to browse the full line of products that were created to empower women to express and embrace their individual beauty. You can also find Laura Mercier Cosmetics on Facebook and Twitter.

Special Offer :: Get 10% Off and Free Ground Shipping with $80 purchase! No offer code needed. While supplies last. Offer valid through 3/29.

Buy It :: You can purchase the Eye Basics for $26, the Matte Eye Colour for $24, and the Brow Grooming Brush for $10.

Cleanser and Exfoliator from Scalisi Skincare :: Review and Giveaway

How would you like a daily "mini facial" in a bottle? That is what you get with the Cleanser and Exfoliator from Scalisi Skincare. Now you can cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate skin with one advanced product. It combines the best of science and beauty while it thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping away moisture. I love using a cleanser and exfoliator in the morning. I feel like it gets my skin ready for lotions, potions, and my makeup application too.

This 2-in-1 daily cleanser and exfoliator features tiny micro-beads (you can see them above) to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, allowing new cells to surface. The paraben free formula contains jojoba, macadamia nut and sunflower oils to moisturize, while time released vitamins A, C and E nourish skin and help provide antioxidant protection. Scalisi Skincare’s Cleanser and Exfoliator is gentle enough to use daily on normal to oily skin.

Are you a GLOSSYBOX subscriber? Then you may have received a Cleanser and Exfoliator from Scalisi Skincare in your February box! To use: Massage onto wet skin using circular motions for one to two minutes. Rinse with warm water. I love using mine with my Clarisonic for extra exfoliation!

What I love about this product:
  • You can get antioxidant protection, hydration and exfoliation, all in one product. 
  • It helps revitalize, protect and maintain your skin. 
  • My skin feels so smooth and clean after using. 
  • My makeup goes on better and my skin feels fantastic.
Now you can reap all of the benefits as well! Scalisi Skincare is giving one of my lucky readers a chance to win their own Cleanser and Exfoliator!