Thursday, February 1, 2018

Stonegirl Silicone Makeup Sponge Review & Giveaway

Did somebody say... giveaway??

Hey everyone! I'm really excited about today's post because I've been dying to do a giveaway for you guys and now I am finally able to do so! Stonegirl Beauty was kind enough to send me two sets of their new premium silicone makeup sponges, one for me to try out and one to give away to one of you! Now I would never send you guys something that I do not approve of, or would not personally use myself. I've tested these silicone sponges several times and can say that I am really impressed with the quality of the Stonegirl Beauty products. Please note that although these products were sent to me, all opinions are 100% my own. That being said, onto the review we go!

First things first, I'm really big on packaging. I like when companies show effort through their packaging because let's be real, it makes a much greater impression that receiving something in a plain cardboard box. The Stonegirl Beauty team had my sponges shipped out in a cute metallic pink bubble mailer that I felt really captured the overall aesthetic of the brand itself.

I have always used beauty blenders in the past, so using these silicone sponges was a completely new experience for me. What I love about these sponges is the fact that they are super easy to use. I'll be honest with you, I had no idea what I was even doing, yet my foundation came out looking seamless. Brushes can sometimes leave streaks on your face if not blended correctly, but I did not have that problem with these sponges. Another big plus for me is that they are really easy to clean and don't require too much maintenance. Just run the sponge under some water, maybe pass some makeup remover over it if needed, let it dry and you're good to go. Unlike a beauty blender or other makeup tools, these silicone sponges don't really collect or hide any dirt, so you're less likely to breakout from using them.

Now on to the giveaway!

Here are the rules: (Don't worry, they're harmless.. and yes, I'll be checking to see if you've followed them all correctly!)

1. Must be following me on Instagram @ohsnapitzlizzie
2. Must be following Stonegirl Beauty @stonegirl_beauty
3. Enter the official giveaway here: (So I know how to contact you if you've won!)
4. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel

Bonus entries:
Enter Stonegirl's Giveaway *This is a separate giveaway from mine, but entering theirs just increases your odds of winning*

Winner will be chosen February 14th!

xo, Lisette

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

What is love?

Valentine's Day is much more than just getting something for your significant other. You don't have to have a boyfriend or girlfriend in order to celebrate Valentine's Day. As corny as it may sound, it is a day of love and that goes for just about anyone in your life. From friends to family members, or even your pets, there's nothing wrong with gifting your loved ones. Today I decided to put together a quick gift guide to help you get in the "holiday" spirit, without having to break your bank.

For You (Yes, you can gift yourself too)

I feel like lingerie is one of those things that can be both for yourself and your boo. I received this super cute velvet two-piece set from NaNika Lingerie and I'm in love with it. Aside from it being comfortable and stretchy, it is of great quality in general. It also came in a chic black and white box tied in a ribbon and if you know me, then you know that I'm a sucker for cute packaging. Lingerie can be a great way to boost up your confidence, even if you're the only one who ever sees it. Interested in treating yourself? NaNika is offering 20% off their lingerie AND free shipping up until February 14th. You can shop NaNika here!

For Him (Dad, Boyfriend, Brother, Uncle, etc.)

I've been seeing these Tile commercials everywhere and after doing some research, I think it would be a perfect gift for that guy in your life who always seems to be misplacing things. The Tile can be attached to your keys, wallet, suitcase, etc. and if something does in fact go missing, you can easily track it down via the Tile app. Bless technology! The Tile Mate retails at $25, while a pack of 4 Tile Mates would cost you $50. 
Is the guy in your life not so technology-savvy? No worries, cologne, tickets to a sports game or concert, or a nice quality watch also make additional gift options.

For Her (Mom, Sister, Cousin, Girlfriend, etc.)

While giving flowers is a traditional gesture, I wanted to go a little bit out of the norm for this gift guide. I definitely recommend gifting some skin care products. While makeup is great, it is also a good idea to take care of your skin underneath it! Skin care products are also suitable for just about any age, which is a plus in my book. I'm a big fan of natural and handmade products. That being said, I think Buttercup Essentials would be a great small business to shop from as they have products for skin, hair, etc. Stores like Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, and even your local drug stores carry nail polish and shower sets that would also be a great, affordable gift option. Since some might consider floral bouquets to be overrated, why not get someone a bouquet of fruit? I've been gifted Edible Arrangements a few times and loved them. They satisfied my sweet tooth without making me feel guilty afterwards.

Did you find this gift guide helpful? Do you already have some gift ideas in mind that you'd like to share? Let me know in the comments below!

xo, Lisette
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