Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Liebster Award!

Hola! A couple of days ago, Jennifer from http://littlejsnailcorner.blogspot.com nominated me for the Liebster Award. I had never heard of it before, but according to her blog it is an award given to new bloggers with less than 200 followers J Thank you Jennifer!
When someone nominates you there is some information you share, I will do my best and I hope I am not missing anything J At the end of this post I will tag my 11 nominees, who I have picked because of their awesomeness!
These are the Official Rules:
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs.

11 Things About Me
1. I was born and raised in Lima, Peru.
2. I speak English, Spanish and Italian.
3. Math used to be my least favorite subject until I met Statistics class!
4. I love Betty Boop.
5. A few years ago I bought a house which I painted 13 different BRIGHT colors (everyone called me crazy).
6. I turned 30 a couple of months ago (and I’m still alive, woo hoo).
7. I don’t know how to swim or ride a bike.
8. I drive a Kia Soul and I love it!
9. I used to have hot pink and purple highlights.
10. I usually fall asleep when watching movies and miss the ending/good parts!
11. I have 132 bottle of polish as of now.

My answers (questions by Jennifer [littlejsnailcorner])
1. When did you start blogging? I created my blog on March 2011 but kept putting it off. I started blogging consistently since June 2012.

2. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Italy!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. If you were stuck on an island what are the top five things you need? A pillow, a blanket, food, water, and a knife.

4. What's your favorite nail polish color? Lately blue.

5. What's your favorite make up brand? I don’t discriminate, but smashbox is pretty awesome!

6. Who do you look up to and why? My Grandma, because she helped raise me and though she drives me crazy, she is just an awesome person who doesn’t give up!

7. What are your hobbies other than blogging? Watching SVU and shopping.

8. What is something you love, but everyone else hates? The Kardashians hahaha!

9. What trends do you hate? None really, there is something out there for everyone; I try not to judge

10. If you won a million dollars what would you do with it? Pay off debt, buy a small place with no yard and travel a bit.

11. What are your pet peeves? Judgmental people, those who get in your business and bring negativity.

My Nominations (Sorry if you've been tagged already!):

My Questions (for my nominees):
1. What’s the best gift you have ever received?
2. What’s the worst/funniest gift you have ever received?
3. What do you like the most about blogging?
4. Do you believe in zombies?
5. What’s your favorite TV show or movie?
6. What special talent do you have?
7. What is your favorite food?
8. Is there one thing that you keep wanting but won’t buy yourself?
9. Where did you go on your last vacation?
10. What do you see yourself NOT DOING in 10 years?
11. What made you smile today?

Thanks again Jennifer, and to all my nominees, keep up the good work and stay awesome!

Fiorella :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My GlossyBox USA July 2012 - Review & why I cancelled...

So... yeah this post is super late, I guess I just wasn't all that excited to write about the GlossyBox USA July 2012 box... If you are subscribed to GlossyBox, or if you read my June's review (if you haven't, you can read it here), you should know that I had mixed feelings and this third box was going to be a deciding factor for me as far as keeping the membership or cancelling. Well, I cancelled.

I was charged for the July box on July 3rd, (let's not forget I received my JUNE box on 7/5) and since GlossyBox does not issue refunds (at least that is what their website stated at that point in time) I pretty much had to wait for my July box or be out $21. 

Thankfully they made some changes so people would start getting the box within the month it belongs to and with just enough time to decide whether you want to cancel or not before they bill you again.

I received my tracking email on July 25th (Wednesday) and I received my box on July 28th (Saturday). I emailed them on July 30th as well as posted on their Facebook page very respectfully that I needed to make sure my request was processed before the next billing date. I received confirmation of the cancellation on July 31st.

GlossyBox USA July 2012
The box was ok, is not that the products are bad, but I just wasn't excited to receive them. June's box, while late, had at least 3 awesome products I loved and now use frequently. This box, I don't know, on a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 5... and for $21, I don't know about you, but I want at least a 7 or an 8!!! My July Birchbox was an 8, close to a 9 and so was the MyGlam bag... Did I completely confuse you yet? Do you have a rating system?

It was sealed all the way!

Does anyone read this "Magazine"? 
The theme was "Summer Nights" (I personally didn't get that vibe)
The "card"
Alessandro International - Pedix Heel Rescue Balm (looks like a decent size product. I haven't had the urge to open it and actually try it yet)
Sebastian - Color Ignite Multi Tone Shampoo (maybe one day when my hair is not black all over ,  I could use this)
Ofra Cosmetics - Universal Eyebrow Pencil (It doesn't say but it looks dark brown) I don't have an eyebrow pen, never really thought I needed one but I guess I'll play with this.
Senna Cosmetics - Double Dose Lip Laquer  (Chocolate Cherry)
I tried both colors, they are ok, but I'm not feeling "Summer Night-ish" wearing them... Not sure if I am keeping this or giving it to my Mom or Grandma... 
This was an "extra surprise". Have not tried it yet, I'm sure it will be ok, but nothing too exciting...
I've seen some cool looking advertising for the August GlossyBox USA, and now that I have cancelled, it might be awesome and I might be sad and jealous when I see everyone else posting their boxes... But it might also just be a 5 again and then I would be really sad if I hadn't cancelled.

I am trying to simplify and only keep a couple of subscriptions, for now MyGlam and Birchbox have met my expectations and I have had them both for 3 months. For $10 each, they are worth it to me, I feel like I am getting fun products. I still have my Julep subscription but the metallics weren't floating my boat so I skipped July and the mystery box, gotta love the skip the month option!

I can't say I will never try GlossyBox again, if at some point I decide to drop one of the other subs, and I see from other people's feedback that they are truly awesome, I might give it a second shot.

Anywho, lots of rambling on this post huh? Well it's past 1:00 am, what are your thoughts on GlossyBox?  

Thank you for stopping by,

Fiorella :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympic theme? My boyfriend made me do it!

So I have been feeling kinda blue the last few days, wearing nothing (yes, nothing) on my nails since Sunday! So last night my dear boyfriend came over, took me to dinner and proceeded to tell me I needed to do my nails… and he was gonna tell me how…
Here is what he picked for me, after digging thru my stash and complaining because “all my reds look pink” Hahaha :)
He told me how to alternate the colors so that it would be “red, white & blue” starting on either side of the hand, get it? Red, white & blue! Lol

He also instructed me to only use a little bit of stars so you could still see the polish color underneath! I like how it turned out and I’m glad he “made me do my nails”. I feel better today, when I look at my hands or feet I see glittery stars and think about how much he cares and how hard he tries to cheer me up!

Do you like how it turned out? Does your significant other ever “tell you” to do your nails?
Have a great weekend everyone! And don't forget to enter my giveaway, it ends tomorrow!!!
Fiorella :)