The Fluff Report: October 2015

October 26, 2015

Redbook Red Box: Beauty Edition!

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As you all know, I love to try out new beauty products! I was more than excited when Redbook magazine chose me to review some products in their first annual beauty edition of their red box. All of these products are easily found at your local drug or grocery store and all are from well known brands that have stood the test of time! 

Of course I had to try out the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure first! The shades sent to me are so different but perfect for all skin tones. The red is more of a pumpkin color and who doesn't love pumpkin everything this time of year?! Shiny top coats are a must and this one is a definite must HAVE. I've been avoiding the gel manicures even though I love the shine and durability. They just ruin my nails and I already have soft nails to begin with. This top coat transforms regular polish into a gel-like shine without the UV light. The polishes have 7 benefits in the bottle-base coat for staying power, strengthener, growth treatment, color, top coat, chip resistant and gel shine. 

One of my biggest beauty secrets of all time is body lotion! I've been slathering it on my skin since high school every single day. Vaseline's Serum Advanced Relief is a great in between lotion. It's not too thin so it has great moisturizing ability but not too thick that you can't rub it in easily. The smell is heaven with scents of rose, amber and vanilla! 

Here's something I did not know-Stress sweat smells worse than exercise and heat sweat! Well, Secret Clinical Strength protects against all three! It is available in an invisible solid or a clear gel and gives 4X the sweat protection. So don't sweat it! 

I've been into exfoliating lately. Masks, handheld tools, scrubs. This one from Paula's Choice is a liquid. It unclogs pores and diminishes wrinkles while improving skin tone. This product can be used on all skin tones. I have a tendency to be dry and sensitive and this product did not burn, tingle or dry out my skin at all! The green tea extract reduces redness and irritation. It's an easy step to your cleaning regimen. I've been putting it on with a cotton ball before moisturizing. Easy! 

I really loved all of these products and would definitely recommend them! Redbook did sponsor this post but of course all opinions are my own! 

5 winners will be selected! 

October 20, 2015

Sporty Spice-Nike + Athleta!

HAT: H&M--$12.99!

Well, well, well. Looks who's back! After a 3 month hiatus, I've decided to make a return to The Fluff Report and start back up again. The Summer was so busy! I really wanted to enjoy every second with my family and friends. I think the whole point of blogging is to do it if you have something to say and to be quite honest, I lost what I had to say. I kept thinking of different blog post ideas but I was too exhausted from working and family time to put the necessary energy into it. I feel like I've got a second wind and I'm so glad to be back at it!

If you've been reading TFR from the beginning, you may recall my debate on whether to try the wedge sneaker trend back here. That was almost THREE years ago. I didn't feel I could pull it off then but now is a (somewhat) different story! I started thinking about them again after seeing Sloan-one of my very favorite characters from Entourage-wearing them with black tights in the movie. She was pregnant, which I am not, but she looked so cute! I was inspired again. So I thought about it for only 6 months and finally pulled the trigger! I still feel slightly hesitant wearing them. All of those self doubt questions sneak in...(am I too old, too conservative, too short, do I look squatty, etc)

The verdict is that I love them so who cares! I think they are cute for certain situations and I am happy I got them. THEN I just saw how Blake Lively is proving the high top sneaker trend is STILL in. So if she says so-it has to be true! Check it out HERE! I'm also loving my Athleta drifter tights. I swear they make you look a size smaller!

Another purchase I had been on the hunt for was butt covering open hooded gray sweatshirt to wear with leggings. I LOVE this one from Athleta. It's so comfy and a great layering piece!

Here's to many more blog posts coming your way!!