My FabFitFun Summer Box

I know, I’m pretty late to the game. Everyone and their mother has already talked about their FabFitFun Summer Box, but the products in here are just too good to not share for the thousandth time!

I’m going to begin with explaining the box. Essentially, you’re getting a box full of different types of products and items. The box’s total value is $272-$287.50, but you pay $49.99 for the subscription. You get a new box for each season of the year. Not all items in the box are exactly like someone else’s. For example, they have the BKR water bottle in the Summer Box. You could either get the pink colored water bottle or the light blue colored water bottle. & let me tell you, opening the box to see what kind of goodies are inside is way too exciting. It’s like you’re a child on Christmas morning, except you’re an adult and you’re about to own some fabulous products. The box also comes with a newsletter that has descriptions for every product in the box, what the products retail at, and pages of people writing their thoughts and tips. For example, Amanda Stanton gives a list of her styling and packing tips, and there’s a whole page dedicated to the Benefits of water. The newsletter is just a great addition to this already genius box!

By the way, head to my YouTube channel to see my second video where I share these products if you don’t feel like reading this, lol!

Starting off with one of my favorite products from the box! This is the Soothe and Cool Massage Oil and it’s the perfect moisturizer for your skin. The description in the FabFitFun newsletter says this, A base of sweet almond, apricot, kernel, and jojoba oil helps skin retain moisture and improves the protective barrier function of the skin. Jojoba oil increases hydration, elasticity, and suppleness, while German chamomile cools affected areas. Use after a tough workout or after a long day in the sun.” I use this oil on my arms all the time and I’m obsessed because it’s not a thick oil, it goes on smoothly and hydrates incredibly! Also, this oil retails for $29.50, but remember, you get the entire box for only $49.99!

The second product is the Soothing Eye Concentrate. I’ve been using this a few times a week to help hydrate under my eyes and smooth my fine lines! You don’t need a lot of it, one tiny pump will do just fine because the consistency of it is pretty thick. The FabFitFun Newsletter says, “It has certified organic grape and carrot juices blended with essential fatty acids to hydrate and nourish the eye area.” Yes, please! It retails for $29.

Next we have the Ruana by Michael Stars! I haven’t tried this out yet but I saw my mom try it on and it is adorable! Not to mention, you can wear the Ruana thirty or more ways!! It’s perfect for the beach or a day out shopping. The FabFitFun Newsletter says, “Wear it as a scarf, sarong, or simply drape it like a shawl.” The Ruana retails at $54.

Now onto this little blue packet! So this is Vital Proteins Marine Collagen. I’m a vegetarian so I won’t be using this Collagen because this collagen is made from an animal, but if I weren’t vegetarian and I was looking for a good Collagen, I would definitely buy this brand! The ingredients are great. Collagen is fantastic for your skin, hair, and nails. If you haven’t jumped onto this trend, you need to now! I use vegetarian tablets that are working really well for me. You can buy them here.

The fifth product is the Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+. I’m going to be honest, this product makes my skin a bit oily, but it’s perfect to use on your face, hands, neck, and chest if you’re planning on being outside in the sun all day! I’ve been using it when I lay by the pool or go hiking because it’s long lasting and it’s SPF 50+ which is so great! The sunscreen retails for $24.

Continuing with the Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Highlighter In Bronze! You guys, I live for a good highlighter. I’d use highlighter over blush, concealer, & eyeshadow any day of the week. The FabFitFun Newsletter says, “Formulated for high definition filming, this highlighter will give you radiant, picture perfect finish, every single time. Its lightweight, velvety powder formula goes on flawlessly yet remains invisible to the camera.” It retails for $30 and is a must if you’re into highlighting!

Above is the Art Kit I received! You could have gotten the art kit, a passport cover and luggage tag set, or a himalayan pink salt kit. My mom got the himalayan pink salt kit, which I was a little jealous of because I love anything and everything that has to do with himalayan salt but the art kit was fun to try to be creative on ( key word “try”). I’m really not a good artist but it was fun to try something new! The Art Kit retails for $22.

Introducing another one of my favorite products! This is the BKR water bottle, and I am obsessed with it! I’ve wanted one of these for forever because they are so chic looking and can make any Instagram photo look like a million bucks. I also have this weird, weird obsession with water bottles. I sort of collect them for whatever reason! The BKR retails for $35.

Lastly, my all time favorite one! This is the Mystic Bar Necklace. The FabFitFun Newsletter says, “This necklace is a gem (literally)! The stones are hand-cut by craftsmen in India and each one has an attribute that helps you live every day with positive intentions.” I got the Howlite necklace, which enhances intuition and promotes calmness. There was a Turquoise necklace that promotes balance, discovery, and confidence. Finally, there was the Peach Moonstone necklace, which provides strength, inner peace, and growth. My mom received the Peach Moonstone and it was gorgeous. I love gemstones and crystals. I feel like they have that witchy, voo-doo vibe, which I love!

There you have it, my ever so long FabFitFun post! Hope you enjoyed reading it! Let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the products or the box itself.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

xx, Aubrianna

 

That Effortless Look for V-Day

Happy ALMOST Valentine’s Day!

I’m currently sitting in class while writing this post, even though I should be taking notes. HA. Priorities, right?

So we all know there’s this stigma around Valentine’s Day where people who aren’t in relationships loath the day and people who are in relationships can’t get enough of celebrating the day. The way I look at it is Valentine’s day is another day where we can express how much we love the people in our life. Regardless if you’re in a relationship or not, this day is still for you, unless you absolutely hate everyone in your life, but I’m guessing that’s not the case. With everything I’ve been experiencing in my life lately, I just want to make Valentine’s day worth while and give everyone my love a little extra harder.

If I’m going to guess, there are a lot of girls out there who are like me who don’t want to spend hours on their hair for Valentin’es Day or who just don’t have that sort of time. Now, if you do want to do that and you do have that kind of time, more power to you!

This is the perfect hairstyle to do if you don’t want your hair straight but you don’t have time to curl it. It also gives off that effortless look that still actually looks cute. And to be honest, there’s not a lot of effort that goes into it!

Step 1: The night before, wash your hair. I make this the first step because I only wash my hair once, maybe twice a week.

Step 2: Comb through your hair and put any sort of product that you usually put in it after the shower. I use this after I wash my hair. It moisturizes my hair, makes it smell good, has helped in growing my hair out, and has really great ingredients.

Step 3: Braid your hair in two pigtail braids or two french braids. I don’t know how to french braid. If I did, I would french braid my hair because you get more waves out of it!

Step 4: Go to sleep with your braids in.

Step 5: Take your braids out the next day when you’re getting ready! You may have to blow-dry your braids if they still feel a little damp, but once that is done you’ll be able to take them out and you’ll have that effortless, perfect wave! YES, it’s really that simple.

Step 6: Use any kind of product to help with frizz or to calm the waves down. I use this, and I absolutely love it. A little goes a long way and the ingredients are prime (of course).

What’s perfect about this hairstyle is that you can do dramatic makeup or you can opt for simple makeup. I paired the hairstyle with simple makeup and a bold lip, because you can never go wrong with a bold lip! I also can rock this hairstyle for a few days because I re-braid my hair before I go to bed each night and then take the braids out in the morning.

 

Enjoy this hairstyle as much as I do!!

I hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day and spend it with everyone you love.

XOXO, Aubrianna

Skincare Routine BC Your Skin is EVERYTHING

Hi, how’s your week going!? I’m currently on a plane on my way to MN, so my week is going pretty well! I can’t wait to see those pups of mine.

I get a lot of questions about my skincare routine, so I wanted to do an updated skincare routine post. You might have read this one when I posted it last year.

To begin, what works for me might not work for you. Hell, sometimes what works for me doesn’t always work for me, as disappointing as that is. Also, everyone’s skin is different. Be in tune with your body and listen to your body, it will tell you in some way shape or form what it’s craving.

Diet

For me, when I eat too much sugar or dairy, I start to break out. I just started realizing this within the past few months. If I cut down on my dairy intake, especially cheese, my face seems to clear up. Right now, I’m seriously breaking out bad but I 100% believe it’s from eating so much cheese within the past three days, which is extremely annoying because I am a sucker for cheese, but breaking out is even more annoying. As for sugar, especially processed sugar, that’s just bad for your body and your skin (so is dairy but it isn’t AS bad). Processed sugar also makes you feel bloated, lethargic, and just straight up gross. Cut processed sugar out of your diet as much as you can, and you’ll start to see a huge difference all around.

Water, water, WATER. Drink your water. Water is very hydrating, and when you’re hydrated, your skin is hydrated. Also, the more water you drink, the more you pee. The more your pee, the faster you rid your body of toxins. Toxins inside the body cause breakouts, so DRINK YOUR WATER.

Stress

I NEVER broke out when I was in high school. I’d get an occasional zit here and there but now I feel like my skin has gotten worse, which leads me to stress. Stress has a huge impact on your skin. When I’m stressed, I rub my hands up and down my face or I’ll pick at my face. Oily hands means a face full of zits. & I don’t even need to be in front of a mirror when I pick. I’ll literally just be sitting down at my desk, working on my laptop, and running my hands along my face. Anytime I feel the smallest bump, I’ll pick at it. Before I know it, I’ve picked my entire face off.

Let’s be real, college is stressful. High school was not stressful, no matter how many tweets I made in high school acting like I was so stressed that I’d explode, LOL. Now watch, five years from now I’ll be in the real world and I’ll laugh at myself for always saying how stressful college is, HA.

How I relieve stress other than picking at my face: take a break and read a book, go for a run/walk, hit the gym, or meditate.

Morning Routine

My skincare routine is super easy and non-expensive.

In the mornings, I take one of my HUM tablets, which is for detoxifying your skin and body from the inside out.  This little tablet has worked wonders on my skin, and it’s all because of the ingredients that the tablets are made up of. It seriously has helped clear up my complexion like crazy. Next, I use a gentle, all-natural cleanser to wash my face, and an all-natural moisturizer or sunscreen to moisturize. I get my moisturizer and sunscreen from Trader Joe’s!

♥ All of the products I use are chemical free, cruelty free, free of paragons, free of synthetic fragrances, and vegan ♥ 

 Nighttime Routine

Before I go to bed, if I’m wearing makeup, I remove my make up with Vitamin E Oil or Grapeseed Oil. Next, I wash my face with an all-natural scrub, and moisturize with Vitamin E Oil. Yes, I literally use oil right before I go to bed because it moisturizers the hell of out of my face. You can opt for Coconut Oil, too. Lately, I’ve been using my gentle cleanser with a handful of Epsom Salt to wash my face. The Epsom Salt is all-natural and free of harsh chemicals. It also scrubs the crab out of my face, so I feel like my face is getting a really great clean and removing all of the dead skin.

Extras

Every now and then, I use Tea Tree Oil on a zit, but it’s super strong so you don’t need a lot. Lavender Oil is a great oil to use, too!

I also use Lavender Body Oil almost every night on my neck. Of course, it’s super moisturizing and it also helps me sleep better because it’s lavender. & I use the Lavender Body Oil on my chest to rid any small bumps or zits.

I use an ice roller at night to help with any inflamed zits I have. I also just love the feeling of it tightening my face up. I’ll do a full post on the ice roller soon so you can see all of the benefits it has! The other little handy-dandy tool I use before bed is the Jade Roller. This little dude promotes skin elasticity and blood circulation, so it’s pretty much amazing!

Lastly, I use Rose Water anytime during the day! It’s super refreshing, so it’s perfect to use in the morning. It also is a great setting spray when you’re finished with your make up. & it’s a great light weight moisturizer to use before bed!

There you have it, my skincare routine!

Remember, what works for me may not work for you. But what works for EVERYONE is drinking a lot of water, minimizing your sugar intake, using products that are free of harsh chemicals, remembering to take a break and relax, and to use oils because oils are the bomb dot com, it doesn’t matter who you are!

Buh-bye until next time!

XX, Aubrianna