Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What's In My Shower?

Like many of you, I love to test out products. My shower has gotten quite cluttered with all of the different products I switch off between. I decided to share with you an overview of what's in my shower. I have very curly/wavy hair that I flat iron straight all the time. I have tried practically every Keratin shampoo out there! I use a L'oreal smoothing conditioner not listed below.

Skinnygirl Shower Body Lotion - This stuff is supposed to help you get toned. It smells good and is a good moisturizer. 

Nivea Sparkle Body Wash (diamond powder and white caella scent) - my go to body wash, love the smell.

Head and Shoulders - Every once and a while, I feel like giving my hair an extra cleanse to get rid of product build up.

Redken Color Extend - If I get my hair highlighted or toned, I will use this to make sure it lasts.

Organix Keratin Oil Shampoo - I don't love the smell or texture of this product so I don't use it often.

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser - This is a new face wash I have been using. I'm a huge fan of Biore's pore strips so I was excited to try this. I don't feel like it works as well to cleanse pores as the pore strips do but it does make my skin feel really smooth afterwards. 

Tresemme Keratin Shampoo - My favorite drug store Keratin shampoo. Smells nice, lathers and cleans well. Very affordable and you get a huge bottle. 

Bath and Body Works Paris Body Wash - I love the smell of this product. I also use the same scent in an anti bacterial soap. I also just bought this body wash in the Cashmere Glow scent for winter time. Love.

Olay Satin Care - go to shave cream

Marc Jacobs Daisy Body Gel - I love this fragrance but it's a little much for every day (and expensive). I will use a little of this on my neck and wrists to give off a lasting fragrance.

Keratin Care Shampoo - Expensive Keratin shampoo. I was recommended to purchase this from my salon the first time I did Keratin. It's the real deal but now that like every other manufacturer makes a Keratin shampoo I stopped purchasing this one exclusively. 

EOS shave cream - this shave cream is more of a lotion. I definitely do not like using this shave. It is a completely different consistency than your average shave cream. I use once and a while to moisturize my legs. 

Aveda Black Malva Shampoo - I heard about this shampoo for brunettes from a hair stylist. It keeps your hair extra shiny and helped me fade out some brassy highlights. 

Loreal Smooth Intense Polishing Shampoo - This was an impulse buy at Ulta. This shampoo is average. It smells good and gets the job done but it is nothing special. 

What's your favorite shower products?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

One Direction Limited Edition Makeup Tins

I just received 3 of the brand new One Direction Limited Edition makeup tins!

5 Limited Edition Tins are available (1 for each band member). 

I was really looking forward to receiving this product. I got the package yesterday and was at the mall today and saw it being sold at Macy's and Lord & Taylor for $29.99. Below is what is included in each tin and also my review of all the products.  If you read to the bottom you will see my finished look and also a GIVEAWAY!

Tins include:

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

These eyeshadows were very vibrant. I was pleasantly surprised. I applied "Nobody Compares" as my foundation and then did a little bit of "Same Mistakes" on half of each eyelid. I love metallic eye shadows and this one did not disappoint. The silver and green really complimented each other.

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

I thought this eyeliner crayon worked great. The color was a matte black and it went on more like a gel than a pencil. It didn't smudge or run at all. Solid.

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

I mixed "Irresistible" and "Heart Attack" together and applied by hand, though they do provide a lip brush to apply. This was more of a lip balm than a gloss in my opinion. Not very noticeable.

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

I was very intrigued by this silver glitter lip gloss. From the bottle, it looked like pure glitter would be on my lips. Luckily, it came out much less gaudy. The glitter was much less noticeable and it has no taste, which is great for a lip gloss.

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

I tried out "Alive" on top of a pale pink I already had on my nails. I love glitter polish and was very pleased with how this one applied. The glitter is sheer so you can see your polish underneath. This nail polish is quite small but I love the various sizes of pink, blue and silver glitter in this varnish. I will definitely use again.

These new sets are available in stores November 15th at:
Sears USA
Walmart Canada
Lord & Taylor

Here is a close up!

Here was the finish product...I also love the inside of the tin!

Win your own here:
 ONE DIRECTION Makeup Giveaway direct link:

Products provided by Brandbacker and Markwins Beauty. Opinions expressed are my own.
#makeupby1D #thelookscollection #markwins #makeup #onedirection

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fabulous Illustrator: @freckledcanvas

This incredibly talented artist @freckledcanvas made me a custom Chanel nail polish illustration and swapped the name of the polish for my name. (Nothing ever says Sari! 😐) She captured the sparkle and made it amazing. Do yourself a favor and check out her Instagram. Her illustrations are beyond incredible. Thanks so much @freckledcanvas!

Check out her website:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One Lovely Blog Award!

Thanks to Suzanne from Laughing Scholar for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I'm happy to become more involved in the blogging community and learn about great new products from all of you!

The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and also to help the new blogger to reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow bloggers who choose them. This award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must complete five steps.

Steps to Accept the Award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
(My link:
2. List the rules and display the award logo in your post.
3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate other bloggers you want to know better.
5. Follow the person who nominated you on bloglovin'.

7 facts about Sari:

1. I'm from Michigan and am a proud MSU alum! Go Spartans!

2. I recently graduated with my MBA. #YouCanCallMeMaster

3. I've been in a long distance relationship for 4 years.

4. I love makeup and spend tons of money purchasing new products. Ulta is basically my favorite store.

5. I've recently become involved with Influenster, Brand Backer, Allure and Birchbox Bloggers. I'm excited to discover new bloggers.

6. I never leave my house without my concealer and eyeliner on.

7. I have a great purse collection. I love Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Henri Bendel & Louis Vuitton. I currently live in walking distance from a mall. #trouble


Carley at This Must Be What Heaven Smells Like

Brittney at Quirky Britches 

Brooke at Mudpipes and Glitter

Lauren at Elle Kae

Jessie at The Cluttered Counter  

Ariel at Thrifting and Bitching

Stephanie at Stephanie Jade Wong 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sunrise in Baltimore!

Snapped this sunrise pic at the airport on the way to Aruba. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

The iPhone 6 Arrives

I just got my new iPhone 6 today in the mail after waiting nearly a month! I am so excited to have the latest iPhone I can't even tell you.

Here it is: gold 64gb, ready to capture my every moment... Pictures, texts, snaps, instas. I'm super excited for the extra storage space and for the gold color! It was love at first sight. 

One of the first differences I noticed was the finger scanner. This was confusing but very cool! Hopefully it will be useful and decrease theft and data being compromised. Apple pay also seems great. I'm a huge fan of the Starbucks app so to be able to pay for other things by phone sounds convenient. 

Here is the case I chose. It's something new and different. I liked that it had a magnetic cover. Kind of like a mini iPad case! I'm all about protection but I like a light case usually a soft silicone one. This case is the best of both worlds. It has gel sides and a hard back, half see through and the magnetic cover is bonus protection. 
Do you have an iPhone 6 yet? What's you favorite thing about it?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Resource Natural Spring Water

I got a bottle of Resource Natural Spring water in my vox box and was excited to try it because of the electrolytes. I really like the crisp, clean taste of this water. I also admire that the bottle is made to be environmentally friendly (it's made with 50% recycled materials) but when I opened the bottle, water came pouring out at me. This would be a serious issue for me if I were to drink this in the car or on my way to anywhere important. 

I like the water but I think the packaging is off or the water is filled too high. 

*Product provided to me compliments of Influenster.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves Mascara, Moisture Renew Lipstick and Lipliner

This is the 3rd Rimmel mascara I have tried to date. I received this product in my newest Influenster Vox Box. The first one I tried was the Retro Glam one. I wasn't crazy about it. The second one I tried was another one from the Scandaleyes collection and I quite liked it. This one, however, is my very favorite. The Rockin' Curves mascara has a very unique shaped wand as pictures above. 

The wand makes it easy to apply to the top and bottom lashes especially without smearing under your eye. I love this feature. I use this mascara by itself or also to layer over other mascaras for a thicker lash look. I definitely recommend this product and will repurchase it!

Rimmel Moisture Renew 505 Red Alert

I also got a new red lipstick which feels very smooth on my lips. Moisture Renew is definitely how I would describe this lipstick. It is the opposite of dry. It goes on like a lipstick but it feels more like a gloss, which I prefer.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Transparent Lipliner

The Moisture Renew Transparent Lipliner is absolutely a must when wearing red lips or any other bright color. It helps keep the lipstick in place on your lips and reduces the dreaded smearing that can be very awkward with a red lipstick. So glad to have received it. 

Wearing Rimmel Red Alert & loving it! 

*products received via Influenster and Rimmel for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
#influenster #modavoxbox #Rimmel #RockIn #MoistureRenew