Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sugar 'N Spice- Influenster Box!

Well you guys... my semester is OVER!
I can't believe it.
Hello summer.. I've been missing you.
If you are still in the process of finals good luck and if not let me know how you plan to spend your summer!

But besides the fact that I am finally getting a break, I have been trying out the awesome products in my Sugar 'N Spice Box from Influenster. 
And I was very lucky.
If you haven't seen on my Instagram (along10) let me share with you a picture of this bad boy.
(Influenster REALLY stepped up their game, the box was even perfect!)

So from my handy dandy little card (pictured in the front) here is what I received and my own personal reviews of each product:

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture- This is that lotion you see of the commercial of the girl who sprays it and can instantly put on her clothes.. No joke, this was my favorite item and I use it every single day. This lotion does dry quickly you just have to get the spray technique down (which is super easy I promise) and then BAM this stuff is dry but, not only that the lotion is great. It is super moisturizing, so moisturizing I got sun burnt, put this lotion on (was a plus I didn't have to run it in on my hurting skin!) and this stuff saved me from peeling! Over all you can say I'm in love. And the spray bottle is just too cool.

NECTRESSE- This is a brand of artificial sugar. It taste just as sweet as regular but has 0, let me repeat that z-e-r-o calories. My boyfriend and I have went a little crazy with this stuff. We add it to our coffee and Cheerios. So super yummy and good for you? We will definitely be buying this product again. 

Dickinson's Original With Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes- Personally I have combination skin but, where it is oily it is VERY oily. This product was great to use right after the shower before I put on my make-up and start my day. I could honestly see and feel a difference with the oiliness and shininess of my face. The only downside is it smells, terribly, and the scent is super strong for a minute. But totally worth it I have to say.

Colgate Optic White Regiment (toothpaste, mouthwash, and toothbrush)- Okay so lets start with the toothbrush, I don't think you can get better than Colgate brand for toothbrushes. Not only did it make my teeth feel super clean, it got the nastiness off without being too harsh, and looks awesome a win, win, win. The toothpaste is great, I'm actually noticing a difference in my teeth not only do they seem whiter they seem stronger (weird? maybe) Now the mouthwash is great also but, the taste kinda is like drinking a whitening strip.. not the best but, using all three products together really do make a difference! So thanks Colgate for my pearly whites!

belVita Breakfast Biscuits- Let me start off saying I do not like brown sugar but, the kind I got sent the cinnamon brown sugar flavor but, even though the taste wasn't my favorite I still ended up enjoying these. You actually get a lot in this little package so my next grocery trip I'll be picking up the chocolate flavor and golden oat and I'll let you know how those flavors are. Over all for an on the go breakfast food these are great and filling and if I actually kind enjoyed the flavor then they most be delicious!  

* I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes*

Any questions about the brands, products, Influenster, or anything else feel free to ask!

and I have a super surprise for you guys as the lovely Between Friends Fashion girls pointed out they were my 100th follower!! So that means giveaway time! I'm still in the process of thinking something great up :) but I promise it will be something one very lucky winner will like! Stay tuned to find out what it is !

-The Plaid Princess

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Picture perfect

My boyfriend and I got the opportunity to have our pictures taken professionally by an absolutely amazing photographer and if you are in the local West Georgia area you need to check out Photographic Memory'z because Shannon is not only a creative, amazing photographer she also makes you feel comfortable and you have a great time! Let's say my boyfriend even had a smile on his face after taking pictures in the FREEZING cold for 2 hours! We had an absolute blast and the best thing?? The pictures came out better than I could EVER imagine!  

I am absolutely in love with all of our photos! What can I say I have one handsome man and Shannon captured our "couple pictures" just the way I wanted.
Thank you again for a fun day and great pictures!

-The Plaid Princess

Monday, April 15, 2013

On the set of Nashville

Lovely followers, do I have an adventure to share with you guys!
Last Thursday I got the opportunity to visit the set of the tv show Nashville. If you aren't familiar with the show the two main stars are Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere and you should Hulu it.
I not only got to be an extra on the show but, since my (very very talented) uncle is Connie's personal hair and make-up artist for the show I got the star treatment which included my hair and make-up done (also got a hair cut!) and I got to meet the cast.

So now to post pictures from the exciting day. Let me just say my friend and I woke up by 4:30 a.m. to drive from Atlanta to Nashville then the storms moved in so we are soaked before these pictures are over and made it back home at 3 a.m. it was adventure that also included getting stranded on the side of the road in Tenn. after running out of gas! 

Here I am backstage after getting my make-up done I received a hair cut from one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met (who happens to be REALLY famous, yes I am one lucky girl!) 

I got to snap a pic with Chip Esten (Deacon) this is post rain please excuse my hair
Here is my friend and I on set! It was absolutely incredible and the largest set I have ever been on.
I wish I could've gotten more pictures but, no cell phones were allowed during filming and I was wayy too amazed to even think about snapping pictures.

Overall I can say I am such a lucky girl. Not only did we get to be extras we were able to tour the set, get the star treatment, and hang out with the cast and crew. It was such a fun day but, I can say I am so thankful I am not famous.. it took me days to recover from the trip! 

-The Plaid Princess

Monday, April 8, 2013

Best phone cases?!

Hello, blogging friends!

(Sorry for my irregular posting I blame that spring break bug!)

Like most people I have an iPhone (regular 4 nothing too fancy) and the time has came for a new case. I have been sporting an OtterBox Defender case in pink and grey for over a year (since I broke my first iPhone) and the case has been great! It has saved my phone countless times but, it's bulky and i'm tired of it. Whiney right? Well I'm due for an upgrade soon but, my phone needs a new case asap. 
Sorry OtterBox but, the outside rubber makes me want to pull my hair out. My first choice is a LifeProof or the new Otterbox that can go underwater. Hey you never know when you will need your phone... But the $80 and $100 price tag has me saying not right now and not with a phone I may not have in a few months.
So my search for a new iPhone case began. First choice yes would've been Lilly Pulitzer, Vera Bradley, and Tory Burch but those cases are honestly cheap and I don't trust them so now I'm asking you my lovely friends to help me find the best iPhone case. 
It must be:
1. Durable (Hard cases and I prefer something to cover a little of the front screen)
2. Not huge and bulky
3. A fun new color or design

iPhone Cases

Here are the cases I have been loving. 

The first two are Incipio, I've heard great things but, never had the chance to try. They seem durable but, any feedback would be great. ( 1. Delta hard case 2. Destroyer Ulta)
The third is good ole OtterBox I've heard good and bad/horrible things about this case. 

Otterbox has a good brand name but, I've heard too many mixed reviews. ( 3. Commuter Series)

Lastly is my absolute favorite but, I have the most reservation about. I've only recently learned about this brand Tech Candy. From what I understand the cases come with two different color silicon covers and than a hard cover that snaps on the back for extra protection. These cases and really everything on this site is too cute and the price is just right but, I just don't want to break my phone (again!) (4. Venice Case Set)

So please any recommendations or reviews would be very helpful. Myself and my iPhone both thank you!

Btw I must make a short note to post about Lilly Pulitzer: May she rest in peace! I know the queen of pink and green helped mold me into the girl I am, a Lilly girl. I will forever be thankful for all the brightness she personally brought into my life. I have met so many people just for having the same love for this woman and her brand. I'm forever thankful and will always remember the great Lilly.

-The Plaid Princess

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Camping and hiking- my favorite

Sorry lovely friends but, lately I've been on this restful, peaceful, calm island of perfection aka spring break. This past week I have been doing everything to make sure I do nothing as I just relax. 

But I have to share the most recent adventure my boyfriend and I got ourself into. This past weekend we went camping and hiking.
Now I don't think I have told you guys but, I'm a complete outdoorsy type. I absolutely love being outside (when it's spring and fall!) and hiking is my jam. 
We only had two days to stay at this beautiful state park and thus far it has been our favorite we have been too. With many trails we were able to put in about 10 miles over the two days we had to hike. The park was full of activities and had old cabins and out buildings set up for people to explore. The park also sits on a huge lake which we were able to hike around. It was gorgeous and I can't wait to go back!

 (Yes, his beard is getting crazy long...)
(my absolute favorite thing to do in the world is lay in the hammock)

We had a great time and always enjoy our stay in state parks! I'm so excited that the weather is getting warmer and we can get outside more.

Tell me about your outdoor adventures and where you like to go!

-The Plaid Princess