Thursday, January 29, 2015

January Favorites + Jewelmint giveaway

Happy Thursday!

Starting 2015, I've decided to start posting a monthly favorites of beauty, fashion, or any items that I have been loving for the whole month. I love reading posts like these and thought it'll be fun to start showing you guys what I've been loving too! So the items (above) are things that I've been consistently using all through-out the month of January and have seen that they make a difference in my routine. If you read till the end, you can see how to enter for a fun giveaway!

beautyblender + blendercleanser 

If you haven't tried the beautyblender, you are missing out! I use the bottom half for blending out foundation and the pointed tip for concealer especially under my eyes. It does wonders! And the blendercleanser has been one of the best makeup brush cleaner I've used. Better than MAC! See how white I keep my beautyblender still? It's all thanks to the beautycleanser solid!

Anastasia DIPBROW Pomade

I got this in the color 'Medium Brown' and it is the perfect color for my brows. I switched to the DIPBROW due to other reviews and I am so glad I did! I would suggest purchasing the #12 brush as well because the brush just picks up the product nicely. And a little goes a long way so this will last me a while!

Bioderma Sensibio - H2O

I had picked this product up while vacationing in Barcelona because I've heard how great of a cleanser it was. I found it in a pharmacy and was only able to buy the 100ml size due to carry-on standards. I bought three bottles and have used up one bottle so far. I use it when I take all my makeup off and prior to when I put on my moisturizer. Whatever is leftover on my face, Bioderma will get it.

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer

New love for moisturizing the face for both day and night! It goes on nicely and absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy or sticky residue. It's perfect in the mornings before I put on my makeup because it doesn't budge underneath and the smell has a hint of rose.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed - Streak

I had debated on getting this palette for a while and finally got it at the beginning of the month. I'm so glad I did because not only does the color work for my skin tone. You get a bronzer, highlighter, and blush all in one whole palette! It saves me the time to choose which colors to go with when I can just pickup this palette and use all three. A must-have travel palette as well!

Hope you guys enjoyed my January favorites! Let me know if you have tried or used any of these products before. Now onto the fun part! Since Valentine's Day is coming up, what else would be great to have other than a lovely piece of jewelry? I've been a member of Jewelmint for years now and always find something that is pretty enough to spruce up an outfit. So why not let a lucky She is Lovely reader choose something that they will love from the Jewelmint site (value $29.99) as well? :)

*Before entering this giveaway, you might have to sign up to become a Jewelmint member (if you're not already) in order to see what item you would like to win. 

All you will need to do is follow the Rafflecopter below and a few mandatory steps:

 1. The first three steps within the Rafflecopter are mandatory in order to be entered.
2. The next two steps within the Rafflecopter are not mandatory but will give you more chances!
3. Please follow the rules and don't just click through. I will be validating your entries. :)

The winner will have 48 hours to reply back to my e-mail with shipping info once it has been announced. If not, I will pick another winner.

This giveaway is open worldwide!

Disclaimer:  This JewelMint giveaway isn't sponsored by the company and is given from me to you. :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Diamond Lighthouse [Sponsored]

Since Valentine's Day is coming up soon (in t-minus 18 days away)! I wanted to introduce to you guys - Diamond Lighthouse, which is a company based out in New York that specializes in selling your diamonds at the best price offered so you don't have to go through the hassle. I mean if you have jewelry with diamonds that are never worn and just collecting dust, why not let the people at Diamond Lighthouse help you sell at a good price and you can utilize the money for something else? Or maybe a collection of smaller diamonds that equals to be a bigger diamond! The possibilities can be endless when it comes to selling your unwanted or unworn diamond jewelry. :)

"DiamondLighthouse.com was created to give the diamond market an objective and trustworthy intermediary. Their platform bridges the gap between people looking to sell their diamond jewelry and professional diamond dealers and jewelers. Their expertise in evaluating diamonds and understanding of market trends is critical for fair business. They have over 30 years of experience in the diamond trade and as a trusted member of the Better Business Bureau, the diamonds we broker are secure and safe every step of the way. Ultimately, their efficient and transparent method of brokering diamond sales levels the playing field."

To learn more about Diamond Lighthouse, you can go to their FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest!

Disclaimer:  I did receive compensation from the company to review their services. 
But all honest opinions and thoughts expressed were my own.  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Champs Elysees

Top: Zara (OR this) (Similar)
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Bottom: Gap (Here)
Shoes: Madden Girl via Nordstrom (Here)
Headband: c/o Aeropostale (Similar)
Necklace: Tiffany&Co. (Here)

Happy Thursday!

During our trip to Paris, I picked this 'Champs Elysees' tee up from Zara and have been pairing it well with my neutral accessories. I looked up the address that's printed on the tee and turns out it's pointing exactly right at the Zara on Champs Elysees so how nice and convenient is that? It makes this tee an extra special souvenir to remind me of our amazing trip in Paris. :)


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Pearl Source

Top: J.Crew Factory (Here)
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Bottom: Topshop (Here)
Necklace: c/o The Pearl Source (Here)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (Here)
Purse: Louis Vuitton (Here)

Thank you to everyone who had entered my Daniel Wellington giveaway! The random winner has been chosen by the Rafflecopter and it is...

Congrats girl! I've sent you an email and the PR contact for DW will be in touch. :)

Don't worry guys! There will be more giveaways to enter coming up soon on the blog! And if you would like to still get a Daniel Wellington watch (I mean, who wouldn't want one??). You can use the code 'sheislovelyblog' for a 15% off discount on any DW watch on their website. The code is good until Feb 15th, 2015. So get those early Valentines Day gifts in for your loved ones or one for yourself because you deserve it! Right? hehe..  

Another great idea for the upcoming Valentines is this pearl necklace that I had received from The Pearl Source recently. I normally don't wear pearls but these were nicely made by the company and the clasp itself is very sturdy so you don't have to worry about losing it. I've always thought pearls were for the more sophisticated style but I can see all ages wearing them from earrings to necklaces. They just look classy without having to add too much. The perfect touch! The Pearl Source is located in Los Angeles and is currently the biggest supplier of loose pearls to pearl jewelers everywhere in the nation! They have all kinds of pearls and has a variety of pearl jewelry. If you would like to learn more about The Pearl Source, you can go here. And if you want even MORE jewelry ideas, you can also go to www.freshtrends.com for more options! :)

Do you like wearing pearl jewelry?

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Travel Diary: Disneyland 2014

Top: Disney Store (Here)
Cardigan: Brandy Melville (Here)
Bottom: Old Navy (Here)
Shoes: Asos (Similar)
Purse: Louis Vuitton (Here)
Sunglasses: Chanel (old)
Minnie Ears: Disneyland (Here)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (Here)

Top: Community via Aritzia (Here)
Bottom: Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Shoes: Target (Here)
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Purse: Louis Vuitton (Here)
Sunglasses: Chanel (old)
Minnie Ears: Disneyland (Here)

Unfortunately I've been sick in bed since Sunday night and haven't been able to move or get out until today. I'm still not 100% better but enough that I can get myself into work and dress other than my Disneyland sweatshirt and yoga pants. (Even though it's the comfiest outfit ever!)

So with some delay, here is my photo diary on when we flew to Disneyland the day after Christmas. Background - Hubs had surprised me on Christmas Day with plane tickets to go to Cali to spend the next four days in the sun and just have some Disney fun. I wasn't expecting it at all! He had been planning it for the whole month and even worked it out with my coworkers and manager ahead of time. I was completely clueless.. and then by Christmas Day my whole family knew and so when it came down to finishing up our annual family white elephant exchange, we were cleaning up until one of my cousins handed me a gift saying I had 'missed' it. I was speechless and opened it in front of everyone and was brought to tears of joy when I pulled out a Minnie Mouse tee and Mickey ears. And I thought my surprise gift to him was the best! But his surprise obviously had mine beaten by a lot! 

So here's a recap of what we did during our three day pass at Disneyland and California Adventures. Our fourth day didn't count besides us landing and going straight to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffle House. Bomb!

1. Don't let the blue skies fool you. It was chilly as hell! It started to warm up later in the day..
2. Day 1 #ootd which the only thing keeping me warm was my Brandy Melville cardigan! 
3. Got my Minnie ears ready and waiting to get on the Matterhorn bobsled.
4. Mickey balloons everywhere! I wanted a Baymax one! So cute!
5. It's a Small World (After All). Prettier at nighttime with all the lights!
6. The Holiday decorations just got everyone in the spirit!
7. Sleeping Beauty's castle never looked better with snow caps.
8. Gotta fuel up with some Starbucks at the happiest place on earth. :)
9. Didn't take a pic with Mickey himself but the poster is close enough. 
10. Day 2 #ootd which this time I was smarter and kept warm with my Community sweatshirt.
11. Taking a pic of the carousel, have you entered my Daniel Wellington giveaway yet??
12. I skipped the Haunted Mansion last time (b/c I'm a pansy).. but I went and I really liked it!
13. What is better than mickey-shaped beignets?? I got both original and pumpkin!
14. This BBQ chicken and coleslaw stuffed baked potato that was on the list of things to eat. 
15. Waited for 25 mins for this Lobster roll. It was good but could've been better. 
16. Paradise Pier is always so pretty esp with the sunset. 
17. Goodnight to Sleeping Beauty's castle. See you until next time!

Hope you've enjoyed my recap of our Disneyland trip! If you want to see more pictures, head over to my Instagram. :) Also, don't forget to enter my latest giveaway to win your own Daniel Wellington watch!

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