When Sheet Masks

When Sheet MasksI have a bit of an obsession with face masks. I love all different kinds and I really love trying new ones. A few that I always have in rotation are some kind of mud/charcoal mask to remove impurities, a hydrating mask to keep my skin moisturized, and a bevy of sheet masks to keep my skin looking great. I love how low-risk sheet masks are- they’re pretty inexpensive and since they’re a one-time use, if I hate it I never have to use it again! And they’re just fun to use! I recently got the chance to try a couple of When sheet masks: The Last Choice and Travelmate. When is a Korean brand that is starting to pop up all over the US (their masks are sold at Sephora, Ulta, Birchbox, and Anthropologie). When sheet masks come in five different varieties to suit all different skin needs. The masks are made from coconuts and are designed to be suitable for everyone, even those with sensitive skin.

When The Last Choice MaskThe Last Choice is a super hydrating mask that delivers instant moisture to your skin. I love hydrating masks so I was super excited to get this one. When sheet masks are a little different than the other sheet masks I’ve used. Inside the package are three different pieces: a plastic-coated paper lining, a jelly-like mask, and a thin paper layer that looks like a normal sheet mask. I was initially super confused. The directions said to discard the plastic and paper pieces (which I mistook to be the paper lining and the actual mask because that felt pretty plasticy) but just know that the actual When sheet mask is the thick, plastic-like jelly layer, not the paper layer that looks like a normal sheet mask. The Last Choice definitely moisturized my skin well. I didn’t notice a huge change in how my skin looked but it felt pretty moisturized and looked a bit more plump the next morning. I would use this again.

When Travelmate MaskTravelmate is good for moisturizing and refreshing skin after traveling. I travel quite a bit so I was really excited to try this mask. I really liked how easy these masks were to use. You just put them on for about 30 minutes and then take them off. There isn’t any mess and they are a nice way to pamper yourself. I liked the results I got from Travelmate. Once again, I didn’t notice a huge difference in how my skin looked immediately after using this mask but I really liked how my skin felt after a while. I can see how these would be great for sensitive skin. They worked well but didn’t sting or make my skin tingle at all and the jelly texture felt really nice on my face. I would also use the Travelmate mask again.

What are your favorite sheet masks?

-Molly

I received these two When sheet masks in exchange for my honest review.

 

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Rocksbox Jewelry Fun

RocksboxJewelry is one of my favorite things to buy. I love how a statement piece or even a few delicate necklaces can really transform a look. I think it’s so fun to pick up a few inexpensive pieces to try out and I really love taking my time to find a nicer piece that’s just perfect and has a sentimental meaning behind it. My jewelry addiction can be a bit of a problem though as I tend to hold on to far too many pieces that I don’t wear anymore! My jewelry box is constantly overflowing and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve really started appreciating nicer jewelry that doesn’t tarnish after a couple of wears so unfortunately my love of jewelry can end up costing a pretty penny. I recently got to try Rocksbox, a subscription jewelry rental box which seemed to solve a lot of my jewelry woes.

Rocksbox 1I have a confession to make, I’d heard of Rocksbox before but I wasn’t really convinced I needed it. For $19 a month, you get a box with three jewelry pieces that you can wear as much as you want or send back at anytime to get a new box. If you really love a piece, you can keep it and you will be charged for it once your box is returned. I wasn’t sold on the idea of renting jewelry but once I received my first box, something clicked and I totally “got it.” Rocksbox is a way to try out a bunch of fun jewelry without having to buy it all! If you like a piece, wear it as much as you want or buy it at a discount! Plus, each month you get an extra $10 of “Shine Spend” that you can use for any of the jewelry from your box. You might find out you’re not really into statement necklaces or you might learn that you love bangles. It’s a great way to test out new jewelry or refresh your wardrobe without spending a lot of money and filling up your jewelry box with items you might not wear in a few months.

Rocksbox JewelryMy first Rocksbox was super fun! I added a bunch of items to my wishlist and then a stylist curated a box just for me based on my jewelry personality. Once I received my box, I was able to leave feedback on the items so my stylist will be able to better help me in the future. I loved all of the items in my first box: the Pave Pendant Necklace from Sophie Harper, the Crown Ear Climbers from Luv AJ, and the Geometric Diamond Ring from Slate, all in coordinating yellow gold.

Rocksbox Necklace and Ring 1I had a lot of fun wearing the Slate Geometric Ring. It was such a statement piece and I really liked it but I’m glad I received this in my Rocksbox instead of buying it! I loved wearing this around for a few days but then I was ready to move on to something else, it was just a little to big for every day. I absolutely loved the Sophie Harper Pave Pendant Necklace though. It was dainty enough to be worn with everything and I loved the longer length and pave detailing. I ended up purchasing this necklace. With the Rocksbox discount and my Shine Spend, I saved enough to cover the box subscription price (and I still got to try out a bunch of other jewelry)!

Rocksbox Earring and RingI was really excited to get the Luv AJ Crown Ear Climbers in my Rocksbox. I’ve been wanting to try some ear climbers but wasn’t sure if I would like them enough to justify buying them. I’m so glad I got to try them out in my box, I ended up not liking them very much! I loved the design but the posts were really thick and I had a lot of trouble actually getting them in my ears. Once they were on, they pinched my ears a lot. They were super uncomfortable and I’m glad I didn’t have to buy any to find that out!

I loved my first Rocksbox and I am completely sold on the idea now. I think my first box was perfect because it covered all of the benefits of renting jewelry: I found a ring that I really liked wearing for a few days but then was ready to try something new, I found a necklace that I loved and was able to buy it at a pretty big discount (about half off), and I found out I’m just not into ear climbers so I don’t need to waste any money on them. I’ve already returned my first box and my second should be here soon (I mailed mine back on Friday and my new box was shipped on Monday so the turnaround time is pretty fast). I definitely recommend Rocksbox and I’m so glad I was able to try it, I might be addicted now!

You can try your first month of Rocksbox for FREE, just enter the promo code mollyandstaciexoxo when you sign up at Rocksbox!

-Molly

I received this month of Rocksbox for free in exchange for my honest review.

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Spring Looks with Dresslink

Dresslink White Tulle Skirt 2I love when spring rolls around and I can ditch the tights I’ve been wearing all winter! I love warm weather (good for me since I live in Phoenix) and I spend all winter counting down the days until I can wear a skirt with bare legs. Luckily, it gets warm pretty quick here so I don’t have to suffer for too long. I recently picked out a couple of new spring skirts from Dresslink and I was so happy when they arrived and I was able to wear them with bare legs immediately! I’m not quite ready for mini skirts yet (those seem like more of a summer thing) so I went with two midi skirts in different materials: a white tulle skirt and a red scuba skirt.

Dresslink White Tulle Skirt 5I love a good tulle skirt and I thought a full white one would be perfect for spring. This one has five layers of soft tulle and it’s easy to wear it as is or fluff the layers to make the skirt look fuller. It’s so pretty but it definitely needs a slip underneath as it’s pretty sheer. The waistband isn’t very nice either- it’s pretty loose around the elastic and it’s not stitched down anywhere so the skirt tends to spin on the elastic. Still, for the price it’s pretty good, just be prepared to wear a top that covers the waistband.

Dresslink White Tulle Skirt 1

I have been loving white with pink and gold lately so of course I had to pair this skirt with a pink sweater, sparkly gold flats, and lots of gold jewelry! These colors just seem so bright and springy to me.

Dresslink Red SkirtI used to wear a lot of red and then I slowly phased it out of my wardrobe as I started wearing more and more pink. Lately though I’ve been loving pops of red here and there. This skirt is made with a thick scuba knit and it’s nice and full. I love the bright red shade, it’s just perfect for warmer weather!

Dresslink Red Skirt 2

I had to pair this skirt with matching bright red lipstick. I don’t wear red lipstick very often but when I do I like brighter shades that really pop! I also love red with leopard print so I added some fun black and leopard ballet flats to complement my black top.

Dresslink White Tulle Skirt

First Outfit: Sweater: J. Crew Tippi Sweater (last seen here) // Tulle Skirt: Dresslink c/o // Gold Glitter Flats: Sam Edelman, similar here // Sunglasses: The Row // Watch: Betsey Johnson, similar here // Necklaces: Gorjana lariat, similar here and Sophie Harper pendant // Lipstick: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm in Pink Blush  // Nail Polish: OPI Koala Bear-y

Second Outfit: Beaded Tee: Banana Republic // Red Scuba Skirt: Dresslink c/o // Leopard Flats: Target, similar here // Sunglasses: The Row // Lipstick: Maybelline Vivids On Fire Red

What are you wearing for spring?

-Molly

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Be BRAve with Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty Knockout Avesha Yoga TankOne of the brands I was introduced to in my Rakuten Affiliate Network Bonus Box was Sweaty Betty. I absolutely love their Avesha Yoga Tank so I was thrilled when they asked me to join their Be BRAve In Your Bra campaign and talk about how I work out in their new sports bras. In addition to their high-quality workout clothes, I love the vision behind Sweaty Betty- their whole idea is to inspire women to be healthy and happy by exercising and leading active lives. You can definitely tell the whole Sweaty Betty team is passionate about what they do and I love how they also talk about moderation- you can live a healthy lifestyle and still eat dessert every now and then! I also like how straightforward they are about their clothes. Yes, every piece is designed to perform well no matter what your exercise of choice is but it’s also designed to be cute and make you look good! It’s refreshing to see a company be so honest about what they do and I have to admit I’m happy they design their clothes with those thoughts in mind, for me half the fun of exercising (ok maybe 80% of the fun) is wearing cute workout clothes! I received two different sports bras to try out for the campaign: the Resistance Workout Bra in Verde and the Upbeat Padded Workout Bra in Black. I tried out both during my normal workout routine.

Sweaty Betty Sports BrasI have to admit, I’m terrible at exercising! I will get so into it and work out every day for a while and then I’ll give up and quit for six months. It’s definitely something I’m trying to get better at. What seems to work best is finding a workout that I actually like. I hate going to the gym, running, and doing lots of intense cardio (I know HIIT is the best but it makes me feel awful). Instead, I stick to things like pilates and dance, which are just way more fun for me (and they’re still really intense)! I love Blogilates– I think Cassey is such a goofball and her random stories during the middle of a workout definitely do a great job of distracting me from how tough it is! I try to stick to her monthly workout calendars but if I’m starting to feel burnt out I will skip around and just pick a few different videos to do a couple of days a week. Honestly, I think what motivates me the most is printing out her workout calendars and checking off each video/exercise as I do them. I get a lot of satisfaction from checking that box and I like seeing how many videos I did that week or month. Plus if I skip a few days I can tell how many workouts I missed and that makes me get back into it!

Sweaty Betty Resistance Workout BraThe Resistance Workout Bra is an unpadded compression bra. It’s designed to fit a lot tighter than most sports bras to really hold everything in place during an intense workout. Despite the super snug fit (it was several inches smaller than the Upbeat Padded Workout Bra- you might consider sizing up in this style) it is pretty comfortable. The material is thin and stretches well so it was perfect for pilates. It’s also moisture-wicking and nice and breathable. I love the soft mint shade (I received the color Verde) and the light pattern keeps this sports bra from being too plain. The Resistance Workout Bra offers a lot of coverage but not a lot of support aside from the compression aspect so I would choose a different style if you have a bigger bust.

Sweaty Betty Upbeat Padded Workout BraThe Upbeat Padded Workout Bra has more of a normal sports bra fit. It contains removable memory foam pads and has a more stylish look. I really like this sports bra, I think it’s so cute! I like the cutout v shape in the front and the fun pattern. I also like the neon peach crisscross back and the fact that you can adjust the sizing a bit, that makes it a lot more comfortable to wear. This bra also has some compression but it doesn’t feel nearly as tight as the Resistance Workout Bra. This bra fits comfortably and looks really nice.

Sweaty Betty Workout Bra BacksI really liked both of the workout bras and I’m still impressed by how nice the quality is. The Resistance Workout Bra is tighter than I’m used to but it was very comfortable and moved well with me as I worked out. I love the Verde color, it’s perfect for spring! The Upbeat Padded Workout Bra is super cute. I love the pattern and the orange straps and it was really comfortable to wear. I’m so happy I learned about Sweaty Betty. I love their positive message and their clothes are so nice and comfortable. They definitely fit into my “cute workout clothes” wardrobe and I can tell they will hold up really well over time.

Have you ever tried anything from Sweaty Betty?

-Molly

I received these items from Sweaty Betty in exchange for my honest review. This post contains some affiliate links.

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L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Collection

Loreal Extraordinary Oil Collection

I have a confession to make- I’m pretty lazy when it comes to my hair. Most days I brush it once in the morning and call it a day. If I’m feeling particularly fancy I’ll curl it with a curling wand or add a couple of braids. But for the most part, I don’t do much to it. In fact, I have a box of complicated hair styling products that never get any use. Still, I love trying new shampoos and conditioners and I love a good hair serum or oil. I was so excited when Influenster sent me a box with the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Collection. I tried L’Oreal’s Ultimate Straight Collection last year and loved it so I was super happy to try their latest products. I received the entire collection, which includes the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo, Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Conditioner, and Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum.

Loreal Extraordinary Oil Shampoo

The L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Collection uses a blend of Coconut, Argan, Chamomile, Amla, Soja, and Sunflower oils to revive dry hair. My hair can get pretty dry at times so I was really excited to try these products. L’Oreal says the Extraordinary Oil products will eliminate dryness in only one wash and give you soft, lustrous hair. The Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo feels really light but I could tell it was cleaning my hair well. I really liked how it made my hair feel clean without feeling like it was stripped of moisture. These products also smell really good- the scent is light and slightly powdery and floral.

Loreal Extraordinary Oil Conditioner

The L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Conditioner has the same great scent. This conditioner was thick and emollient but didn’t leave my hair feeling greasy or weighed down. Instead, it felt light, soft, and bouncy. I really liked this conditioner and it did make a noticeable difference in my hair after only one use. I’m really picky about conditioners but this one was great.

Loreal Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum

The L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum is a styling product that can be used on damp hair before blow drying or on dry hair to tame static and frizz. I think it would also work mixed into the shampoo or conditioner. I used it on dry hair to add shine and make it look super sleek. I really liked this hair oil, it left my hair feeling hydrated but not weighed down and it was easy to wash off of my hands.

I loved how all of these products made my hair feel light and touchably soft. These products definitely lived up to their claims and made my hair feel a lot less dry after only one use. A lot of times moisturizing products can weigh hair down or leave it feeling greasy quicker but that didn’t happen with these. I was really happy with the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Collection and I would definitely buy these products in the future.

Do you like to use oil in your hair?

-Molly

I received these products from L’Oreal Paris in exchange for my honest review.

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