ROSES THAT LAST FOREVER

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Noble Roses

Last week I received these beautiful arrangements from Noble Roses. You probably have already seen these roses gift box all over social media, but these roses are curated to last forever… Okay, well not forever-forever. Forever is a really strong word. Haha, nonetheless, these roses from Noble Roses are supposed to last for 3 years, which explains why they’re a bit on the pricier side.

They are so gorgeous and elegant. To be honest, I’ve always felt that flowers aren’t really my thing. I personally wouldn’t want to receive roses for Valentine’s day simply because I feel like they barely even last a week. It’s such a waste of money if you ask me. My mom, on the other hand, loves flowers and roses. So this would be the ideal gift for her. Not only are they beautiful but they last for several years.

This is perfect if you don’t know what to get for your significant other for Valentine’s Day. Also, it’s not too soon to start thinking about Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day seems like a long time until then, but before you know it, it’s going to be May.

Finally, what’s really cool about Noble Roses is that you can customize the arrangement! They have a handful of different boxes to choose from: 2 sizes (small and large), 2 shapes (round or square), and 4 colors (black, white, burgundy, or pink). You can do all the same color or even a pattern of two colors. The possible choices with this company are endless!

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One last thing I would like to mention, Noble Roses is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Yay for supporting local businesses! So if you need the roses ASAP, you can definitely coordinate a time to pick them up instead of having them ship it!

Check out their website and Instagram to see more of their arrangement.

ELLIE ACTIVEWEAR – JANUARY

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Ellie Activewear – January

I am back again with another Ellie monthly box review. If you didn’t already know from my previous Ellie blog post for December, Ellie is a monthly subscription service that delivers you… You guessed it! Activewear! Huge fan of working out, so obviously I’m obsessed with this company. Ellie has two package service: $39.95 for 3 items and $49.95 for 5 items. These items include a sports bra, top, and a pair of leggings. Then the upgraded version includes two accessories.

I also did an unboxing YouTube video if you’re interested in watching that.

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Matte Graphic Tank

This month’s top is a white tank top. It’s light, flowy, and airy, and I love the gradient print on the word “FIT”. Such a cute top and it totally screams out to everyone that you’re fit! Haha.

Get fit and fierce in the New Year sporting our Matte Graphic tank. It’s everything you need in a go-to workout top, crafted from lightweight cotton and completed with a slim racer back and shirttail hem.

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Lea Seamless Sports Bra

These strappy designs are so cute! One thing I don’t think is that the part where it lays on my shoulders are a little bit too tight so it feels uncomfortable. I wish I had gotten a bigger size for the sports bra so the straps aren’t constantly rubbing on my shoulder. Other than that, I love the vertical strips on the bottom of this sports bra and they have removable cups. Yay!

Cool strappy back details and contrast stripes at the underband gives our Lea Seamless sports bra a contemporary edge without sacrificing comfort and support. It’s the perfect addition to your 2018 workout wardrobe.

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Tummy Control Laced Ankle Legging

Majority of my leggings is either a solid color or color blocked. This strappy design goes perfectly with the sports bra. To be honest, I don’t see myself wearing these leggings as much as I’m not a really big fan of the straps. It just looks off to me. I would wear this to the gym of course, but probably not for leisure or for going out. Is that weird? The white part of the leggings is mesh. Also, another pro about these leggings is the pocket! Last month, I talked about how there weren’t any pockets, but this month’s legging has one pocket in the back. It’s small enough for a credit card size but not big enough for my phone.

Our Tummy Control Laced Ankle Legging is made of performance fabric with a coolmax gusset liner that will keep you looking good throughout your toughest workouts. Additional features include side crisscross details, power mesh insets and slimming seam lines.

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Two Accessories

This month, the two accessories I received were a 3-pack performance loops and a GRLPWER pouch. I definitely see myself using the performance loops a lot. In fact, it was one of those things where I’ve been wanting for a while now so this was perfect! I will be using this at home when I can’t go to the gym or I’ll add it to my workout to increase difficulty.

Definitely, love the black-and-white color scheme of this month’s box. Thank you to the team at Ellie for sending me this month’s box and I am seriously grateful for them. 10/10 will always recommend!

TASTE THE ENLIGHTENED

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Eat Enlightened

Let’s talk about yummy snacks with high fiber and protein! I genuinely am obsess with Eat Enlightened. Funny story: (okay, not really funny but…) A couple of weeks ago when I was unboxing the package, my then-boyfriend randomly FaceTimed me. I showed him all the snacks I received since I know he’s always complaining about how I don’t consume enough protein in my eating habit. The moment he saw that they were high in protein and basically healthy, he was like “Wait… I want some!” Y’all, I told him to wait until I finish taking the photos for my blog but he devoured a couple of them! Luckily the ones he ate, there were two of them, so I wasn’t THAT mad. These snacks are so delicious and you can easily tose them into a salad for a crunch or eat them on the go. Definitely check them out!

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ENLIGHTENED Marshmallow Treats are a protein-packed twist on a delicious classic. Satisfy your craving for the delicious marshmallow cereal bars of your childhood with lots of protein and not a lot of sugar.
– High Protein
– High Fiber
– Gluten Free
– Peanut Free

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Enjoyed around the world for their delicious flavor and satisfying crunch, broad beans are a nutrition powerhouse packed with protein and fiber. ENLIGHTENED Roasted Broad Bean Crisps are lightly roasted in sunflower oil, and seasoned to perfection.
– High Protein
– Low Fat
– High Fiber
– Gluten Free

They have a variety/sample pack of the Roasted Broad Bean Crisps if you are interested in trying some! Also, they have ICE CREAM (bars and pints). I haven’t tried their ice cream yet, but if you follow me on Instagram, I will keep you guys updated on when I do!

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ELLIE ACTIVEWEAR – DECEMBER

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Ellie Activewear

The other week I was going through Instagram and heard about this company Ellie. Let me tell you guys: I am seriously obsessing over this monthly subscription service! Ellie is a monthly subscription service that sends you WORKOUT CLOTHES. Many of you know this but I love working out. I love going to the gym so I’m always on the hunt for cute clothes I can work out in.

Ellie has two subscription plan: $39.95 and $49.95. The first plan includes a top, sports bra, and leggings. The second plan includes those three items as well as two additional accessories. Ellie sent me the $49.95 option and I totally forgot to take pictures of the two accessories I received. If you’re interested in seeing the two accessories, check out my YouTube video.

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Marika Top

I love crop muscle tees when I workout. I actually have a similar top in the same style but it’s all cotton and grey. If you know me in real life, you probably have seen me worn it multiple times. The back of the top is mesh so it’s perfect if you sweat a lot on your back since the fabric allows you to air out your sweat.

Make power moves all December long in our Luxe Crop Tank, featuring a mesh drape back with an opening detail, high neckline, and Dry Wik finish. This top will take you from your high-intensity workouts to Sunday brunch with the girls.

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Marika Sports Bra

I love the second layer of the mesh, but I personally don’t like the v cut design. This is simply because I am very flat chested and I do not want to draw any attention to my chest area. I usually just stick to plain (very plain) sports bra. My favorite part of the sports bra is the removable cups! I love having these in a sports bra so I don’t have to worry about anything poking through if you know what I mean… Haha, but overall, I do love the sports bra, It’s just my least favorite out of the three.

Our Remi sports bra was designed to stay in place during your toughest workouts. It’s complete with a mesh overlay for more ventilation, crisscross strap details at the back for extra support, and removable cups pads for a customizable fit.

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Marika Leggings

I love color blocking. I’m not a big fan of pattern leggings at all so these leggings were perfect for me. It’s either color blocking or a plain color when it comes to leggings. I love the fit of these and these are squat proof! One thing I did wish these leggings have is pockets. I love pockets because when I’m at the gym, I hate putting my phone on the floor especially if I want to change the music or write down how many sets/reps I’ve done. It’s just more convenient to have pockets in leggings. Also, I love the cut of these leggings; they fall perfectly right at my ankles, which is pretty nice!

With a bold color block design, our Track Ankle legging lends a dynamic style for in and out of the gym. Details include an ankle length inseam, 3” flat waistband, and moisture wicking fabric.

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Two Accessories

This month’s box came with a jump rope from Marika and a hot/cold clay pack from Balance Collection. To be honest, I most likely will not use the jump rope at all but I will definitely be using the clay pack to its full potential. I get really bad cramps during the time of the month so I will for sure be heating the pack up.

Recommend?

I honestly 100% recommend this monthly subscription service to anyone who loves workout apparel. Through this service, you’ll never have to shop for activewear outfits ever again! Although for me personally, I would opt for the $39.95 option instead. I don’t think I will be using the accessories as much. Looking at previous monthly boxes, I’m just not an accessory kind of person. With the subscription service, you have five days to preview what’s going to be in the box. From there, you have the chance to opt out if you don’t like the month’s items. I would like to mention that the package is sent in a beautiful rose gold color. Also, I believe Ellie just sent me another box so I’m so excited for the January edition! Nonetheless, I definitely recommend this service to anyone who loves activewear and I personally would sign up for this service myself as well.

 

 

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MY LIP FILLERS EXPERIENCE

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Surprise Surprise! Lip Fillers?!

Guess who got lip fillers? Growing up, I was so fascinated with the Asian beauty standard of having small lips. I actually used to conceal my lips and used a light lipstick on the inner part of my lips, basically creating that gradient look. When the whole Kylie Jenner lips ordeal happened, I slowly fell in love with the look of fuller lips. My lips never bothered me but I never liked how it looked when I wasn’t smiling (keeping a straight face).

What Did My Family/Friends Think?

After talking about getting lip fillers to a couple of people: my friends, mom, and boyfriend. I have gotten mixed feelings from each and every one of them. Some of my friends said to go for it, while others said I look fine and don’t need to do anything done. My mom strongly disapproved. Let me tell you, she was not happy at all. My boyfriend… Well, he didn’t really care to be honest. He kept teasing me and said I should go for that DSL look… Umm, okay…

Also, I’d like to share with you a funny story with my boyfriend’s aunt. Two days after the procedure, I went back to work and I work with one of my boyfriend’s aunt. She asked me, “what did you do?” At first, I was confused and I said: “what do you mean?” Then she replied, “I know you did something. What did you do?” I was still confused and thought there’s no way she knows about my lip fillers, so I asked her “Wait, did my boyfriend tell you?!” and she said “No, he didn’t say anything, but I know you did something. I can see it.” I gave in and told her. Thought it was pretty funny how she figured it out. Haha.

Affiliated Dermatology

I decided to get lip fillers and let me tell you guys: I AM IN LOVE. Actually, the term “in love” doesn’t even do it justice. I am obsessed with my lips. I went to visit Skyler Soares at Affiliated Dermatology. They have five location in the Phoenix area:  Anthem, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Deer Valley. So this is super convenient if you live anywhere in Phoenix. They also offer other services besides injections, like microneedling, chemical peels, CoolScultping, to name a few.

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Consultation / Procedure

Before the consultation, Skyler’s assistant applied some numbing cream on me while we waited for Skyler; we left it on for about 45 mins. Skyler said I already have pretty nice lips to start off with and that they were pretty proportional. I showed her a couple of inspiration pics that I was hoping for (this and this). My main focus was for that keyhole look so Skyler suggested that we would put some filler on the sides on the top and then some of it to the bottom to make it proportional. We used 0.7cc of JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC on my lips. The injection had some numbing cream in it, so my lips didn’t even hurt after the procedure. I could feel the needle going into my lips and I would rate that pain as 3/10. But other than that, it wasn’t bad at all!

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Before and right after the procedure
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6 hours after the procedure with Aquaphor on
Post Procedure

It wasn’t until the day after when I started feeling a bit sore everytime I smiled wide or made a kissy face. I think the day after the procedure was when I looked the most ridiculous and felt like a Bratz doll. My lips felt swollen and a bit dry. I initially thought that they were way too big for me… Might have freaked out a little bit too but by the second day, I was in love. By the third day, my lips felt fine. My lips felt like they were healed, even though the nurse said they won’t be completely healed for 2 weeks.

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52 hours after the procedure
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70 hours after the procedure with nude pink lipstick on
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Before and after, one-week post procedure, front view
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Before and after, one-week post procedure, side view
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Before and after, one-week post procedure, front view
Conclusion

Overall, I’m seriously in love with my lips. Every time I look in the mirror, I’m just like, “Oh dang. New lips, who dis?” If you ever had a thought of getting lip injections, I highly highly highly recommend going in for a consultation with Skyler AT LEAST. Also, another great thing! Affiliated Dermatology currently has a couple of Groupon deals happening right now. Check out this deal for a syring of Juvederm.

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LUXURY UNDERWEAR? YES PLEASE

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Underclub

Not going to lie, I am a little bit late in this post. Christmas (if you celebrate Christmas) is tomorrow and I’m now just posting about this. My bad. Anyways, Underclub was kind enough to send me a package of their holiday set for me to show you all.

For the holidays season, Underclub is having two “Naughty or Nice” holiday set which is honestly so clever. The Naughty set includes a sexy, daring red luxury underwear with essential oil and a charcoal face mask. The Nice set includes a delicate white underwear with a bath bomb and a rosewater facial toner.

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Why Did I Go With The Naughty Set?

While I’m a very good girl, I went with the Naughty gift set because I felt like I would use the products in that gift set more than the Nice gift set. I am currently obsessing over the essential oil and love using it on my boyfriend when giving him a massage. (For all my queens out there, make your boy give you a massage. I just love giving him a back massage because that’s just me and our relationship. Haha)

These gift set are so perfect for the holidays and while Christmas is tomorrow, just because by the time you order it won’t arrive on time doesn’t mean you shouldn’t purchase one for you or that special lady in your life. Better late than never!

Not Interested in the Gift Set?

No worries. Underclub has their normal monthly subscription. For $12.95 a month, you get a luxury designer underwear cater to your preference. You can choose between thongs, bikinis, or cheekies, and whatever material you’d like. Talk about full control over your subscription! This company definitely give you a sexier and more daring feel. Love this luxury underwear.

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Recommend 10/10.

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YASHEL ATHLETICS

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YASHEL Athletics

YASHEL Athletics were kind enough to send me these two pairs of shorts: Body Active Shorts Marble and Body Active Shorts Nude. These shorts are a bit too short on me; they do show my butt cheeks when I’m squatting or walking. I went hiking in these and while they felt super comfortable, I found myself flashing my butt cheeks. With that being said, I recommend going up a size. These shorts reminds me of my cheer days when I would wear shorts like these to practice. My favorite part of these shorts are the pockets! I’m a sucker for any clothing item with pockets. Another nice feature they have is a small pocket in the back on the band with a zipper. This feature is perfect for your driver’s license or any important cards that you don’t want to fall out.

Website description of these shorts:

The body-hugging nylon spandex helps keep you nice and snug, while being free to Do Great at whatever you put your mind to. Use the side pocket to hold small amenities; you deserve another set of hands.

These shorts are made out of moisture management Nylon-Spandex. These features include:

  • Anti-microbial
  • Prevents odor, and bacteria growth
  • Smooth, breathable touch
  • Quick dry

ALSO, YASHEL is currently running a campaign called YOU-ME-WE. They match each purchase with a donation of athletic wear to those in need. This is a great cause and definitely go check it out here.

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LILYBOD BABE

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LILYBOD BABE

I love these PIPPA leggings from Lilybod. Not only are they so comfortable, but super stylish as well! I’ve received so many compliments on these leggings. The stitching on the back goes downwards giving the illusion of a nicer behind. (Seriously, who wouldn’t want that?!) The material on these leggings aren’t super thick, nor are they super compressing. So if you’re in the market to find comfortable leggings for leisure wear or light impact workout (i.e. yoga) then definitely invest in these. I would say they’re pretty comparable to Align Pant II from Lululemon if you have a pair of those!

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DYNASTY PREMIERE LAUNCH PARTY

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Dynasty Premiere Launch Party

Hey guys, so last week I had the opportunity to go to the Dynasty Premiere Launch Party hosted by CW6 PHX. I’m a huge fan of CW. In fact, some of my favorite TV shows are actually on CW! (Hint: The Flash and Arrow) So when Avis, the web marketing special for CW6, reached out to me, I was like “Heck yeah!”

At first, I wasn’t really a big fan of the TV show. I’ve never seen the original Dynasty show so I didn’t really know what to expect. Obviously, the acting and the storyline is different than the comic TV shows on CW that I’m used to, so it was taking me a while to readjust. As I got further in the story, it was more and more interesting.

Would this TV show be something I would seek out to watch?

Most likely not. It’s not really something in my genre but I do highly recommend everyone to at least check out the first episode. The show is classified as drama but I’m more into comedy and action.

If you’re interested, Mountain Shadows (the resort where the launch party was hosted) is doing a one-night giveaway. Enter here~ The contest ends on October 19th at 8:59 am. If you missed the giveaway, fear not. There’s also another offer: from October 11th through December 30th, enjoy a 25% Discount off their Prevailing Room Rate, a complimentary upgrade and welcome amenity upon arrival. Use coupon code DYNASTY or click here!

Special thanks to Avis and everyone who coordinated this premier party for inviting me. The champagne, lemonade, and food were amazing. Also, whoever made the gift bags is AWESOME. The gift bag included wine (HELLO, I just turned 21!), a USB converter, a sleeping mask, and chocolate! By far my favorite gift bag ever haha.
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LASER GENESIS | Pearl Med Spa

 

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Last week, I had the opportunity to get a Laser Genesis from Pearl Medspa. Pearl Medspa has two locations: Scottsdale, Arizona and Portland, Oregon.

What is Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis uses a non-invasive laser technology and is FDA approved. It can treat fine line wrinkles, pores, stretch marks, sagginess, diffuse redness, and scars. Not only is there no downtime for this procedure, but also this treatment is perfect for all skin types and colors. It is recommended that you get the treatment done in series for better results; however, you can have it done once and still be able to see results.

The Process

I, of course, went to the location in Scottsdale. My nurse was April Lam and she was so informative about the whole process. During our consultation, she made sure I understand what the treatment was about and other services that Pearl Medspa offers.

After the consultation, April took me to the room where the treatment will be happening. She gave me a robe to change into (it was optional but it was so soft and fluffy that I couldn’t resist). April first cleanse my face so she can take before pictures. They give you a damp gauze to protect your teeth from the laser, which explains why my mouth looks so weird during the procedure haha. In addition, I also had on protective eyewear.

Throughout the treatment, she asked me if I was doing okay. It felt like a little zap on your face. The process did sting a little bit in some areas but it wasn’t anything that was unbearable. Not to mention, the treatment took about 20 minutes and 30 minutes total including consultation and everything.

I can definitely tell the difference in my pore sizes after the treatment, as well as the reduction of my broken capillaries. From the picture, you can see how much brighter my complexion was. Keep in mind that these photos had the same light setting and were unedited!

If you guys are interested, Pearl MedSpa will be giving a complimentary SilkPeel facial treatment (a $149 value) with a Laser Genesis treatment. Don’t forget to mention my name!

Pearl MedSpa
7144 E Stetson Dr Ste C120
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-409-2717
az@pearlmedspa.com

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