Astrid*Stars: August 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Favorite Emmy's 2014 Looks

So I was going to make this a Trendy Tuesday post since it is very fashion related, but then I thought, well there are some dresses I loved that didn't necessarily fall into one of the trends of the night. Some trends I did like were the full skirts and the white and red ones, but then there were some I liked simply because they were gorgeous or were on women I admire in the industry. Also there are some looks that don't fall into the red carpet looks of the night, but were part of the after party celebration and even one that was exclusive to a Yahoo! Live host.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Review: Exuviance® Performance Peel AP25 & Evening Restorative Complex


*This post is sponsored by Brand Backer and Exuviance®, but all opinions are my own *
So happy to bring you another review. Like I've mentioned before, lately I've been very into my skincare routine. I've also been getting so many opportunities to try new products thanks to you and the wonderful networks I've become a part of. This time around, I got the opportunity to try the Exuviance® Performance Peel AP25 and Exuviance® Evening Restorative Complex. I was suppose to try their Illumination Duo that also features the complex, but they ran out of samples. However, I'm quite pleased with what I was sent.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chili's® At Home = Best Frozen Food


* Thank you to Bellisio Foods for sponsoring this post and keeping my meals tasty and bold! *
If you haven't been able to tell, my new job (i.e. my new schedule) has been keeping me busy. Sorry about that, but believe me I'm trying my best to get it together for you. Thankfully that's really the only downside to this new chapter in my life. Everything else has been great and has added boldness and excitement to my life. So when I was offered the opportunity to try big, bold and tasty flavors of Chili’s® at Home I got very excited since it fit my bold new (and busy) lifestyle. I admit I was a bit skeptical at first because it is after all a frozen dinner, but I remember how much I enjoyed going to Chili's for lunch dates with Michael during college and couldn't resist.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Makeup Monday: Even Glow Serum Review


*This post is sponsored by BrandBacker and Valentia*
Sorry I haven't posted as often the past two weeks, but thankfully I am back with an awesome product review for you. Last week was just as crazy as the one before, but things seem to finally be calming down and I seem to finally be adjusting. Anyway, I've been waiting to share this review with you and I'm happy to finally be able to share it. I was chosen by Valentia Skin Care through BrandBacker to try out their Even Glow Serum. I wanted to try it for at least a week to review it so now here it is.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Save the Undies: What I'd Rather Spend my Money On


*This article is sponsored by U by Kotex® Pads, all opinions however are my own*
I know it's been a while since I blogged (hello its August 10th already). I apologize for this, I've honestly just been adjusting to my new work schedule so I'm sorry about that. Anyway, back in June I wrote post about joining the Save the Undies campaign by U by Kotex®. I told you how much I hate ruining my favorite pairs of undies at the hands of my period since I'm quite particular about them. Well not only is it heartbreaking to lose my favorite pair after searching high and low for a comfortable pair and one that won't give me ugly panty lines, but it's also expensive.