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Mix It Up: The Most Stylish (and Affordable!) Smartphone Cases for Fall

Smartphone style

Last weekend I was treated to an incredible week in southern California courtesy of Microsoft and Visit CA. (You may have caught snippets on Instagram!) While the whole trip was absolutely brilliant, one of my favorite experiences was visiting the museum at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with our own personal tour guide, the one and only Nick Verreos!

Review: Her Fashion Box

Her Fashion Box review

I recently had the opportunity to try out Her Fashion Box, a monthly subscription that delivers a beautifully-wrapped package of fashion and beauty products right to your door—and all the way from Australia!

Having only ever subscribed to Birchbox, which focuses solely on beauty products, I was eager to try something a little different! Here’s what Her Fashion Box’s website says:

“Every month, you’ll receive a beautifully packaged Her Fashion Box to your home or office! Inside will be on-trend fashion accessories tailored to your style profile, as well as a number of carefully selected beauty products or deluxe size samples from high-end, boutique and cult brands from around the world. Each month will be a different mix of beauty products, ranging from makeup, skincare, fragrances, body, hair, and nail. In addition to your fashion accessory and beauty products or samples, Her Fashion Box will bring you products, samples or offers from premium lifestyle brands that could include things such as gorgeous stationery, luxury candles, beauty or spa services, hair and make-up tools, gourmet food or wine tasters, cute home wares, online products, entertainment and more.”

Sounds fabulous, right? I wasn’t disappointed when I picked up the cheery bright pink package from the post office...unfortunately, I was let down once I dug into my Her Fashion Box. Behind some seriously high-quality packaging were some seriously low-quality products.

Lets open Her up, shall we?

Buy, Bye: Nuance by Salma Hayek

Beauty Review: Nuance by Salma Hayek

I recently got the opportunity to try out a ton of products from Salma Hayek’s drugstore line Nuance! I’ve always seen Nuance on the shelves at my local CVS pharmacy but never picked one up to test myself. One awesome thing to note about the Nuance by Salma Hayek line—there is NO animal testing! A major yes! There were some real winners in the bunch, and a few that didn’t make the cut.

So should you buy or say bye? Check it out!