Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Already?!

I cannot believe that tomorrow is the first day of December! Where did 2011 go? As I get older, I feel like the years just keep going by faster and faster. I'm excited for 2012, but 2011 was such a great year for me and I'm not ready for it to be over. Towards the end of December, I'll do a post on everything that happened to me this year and what amazing things I experienced. The whole point of this post is to let you know what will be happening on my blog for the next 25 days though. I'll be doing the "25 Days of Style!" I kinda stole this idea from Lizz, I linked her Twitter there because she's currently re-doing her blog! Every day in December leading up to Christmas, I'll be sharing my favorite outfits, Polyvore sets, etc. Basically anything that has to do with fashion and style. I'm so excited to start this and I'm hoping any of my fellow bloggers reading this will join in. See you tomorrow!

xo, Alanna

PS-According to my BFF (Jackie) "I got STYLE!" ;)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Vintage Roses

Hi everyone!! I took all these photos one day for a Seventeen Magazine contest I entered. Obviously I didn't use all of these, but I figured I should make a blog post because I love this outfit! I'll make a blog post soon about the 17 contest and to show you what pictures I used. Oh, and comment below if you like the set-up in front of my collage!

White tank top-Aeropostale
White vneck-Forever 21
Floral jacket-Lucca Couture
Jeggings-Forever 21
Riding boots-Target
Bracelets-Birchbox and Looksy
Ring-birthday present from awhile ago

xo, Alanna

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Eco Emi Haul: November 2011

After about a month of thought, I've decided that I am going to haul my monthly Eco Emi and Birchbox on my blog and then review the products at the end of the month in a video on my Youtube channel. I think this is a much better idea, because then I can really share what I think of the products in the video instead of just sharing them and saying what they're supposed to do. Anyway, I'll be starting with my November Eco Emi box and my Birchbox haul will be up shortly after this. Please note that all the descriptions of the products come from the card written by the owner of Eco Emi and are her opinions. I hope you all enjoy!

Here's what the products looked like after I took them out of the box.

All of this month's products came in this clear makeup bag, that's perfect for your purse or traveling!

Here's the card explaining all of this month's products.
The intro reads:
Hi everyone,
I hope you enjoy your November box which is our first Holiday box. Its getting to be that time of year when the world starts to quiet down, the leaves are falling and winter is starting to approach. This is a great time to pamper yourself with green goodness and this box has a little of everything you need to unwind and relax. Your items are all tucked away inside a reusable makeup bag ideal for your purse or traveling. We hope you have enjoyed the many lip balms that have been featured over the past months. We will soon stop featuring these for a period of time giving you a chance to use and enjoy them. We have many great products lined up that we have never featured and we are excited to introduce you to them!
Happy Holidays!

All of the products out of the bag

First product: Dark Chocolate by Sweet Riot
We are happy to feature two dark chocolate bars from Sweet Riot. You will get to sample either the Yum Bar flavor 70 filled with cacao nibs and raisins or the Mega Yum 65, a blend of dark chocolate with crunchy cacao peace's. Both bars are delectable, healthy, dark chocolate, all natural, kosher, vegan and do not contain gluten or dairy ingredients. These bars are low in sugar and are only 45-50 calories per 'mega peace'! Sweet Riot treats are favorites with celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker.

Products 2&3: Wild Mint Shampoo & Conditioner by Organic Excellence
This line is so clean and amazing! The Wild Mint shampoo is specially formulated to moisturize, maintain a healthy pH balance, prevent hair loss, stimulate growth, and protect against ultra-violet rays and air pollution. The Wild Mint conditioner moisturizes without coating your hair, building up or creating a heavy feeling. It prevents split ends and hair loss, promotes growth, and calms frizz and static electricity. For manageability, deep conditioning, luxurious body, and a beautiful shine. Both ideal for all hair types.

Product 4: Vanilla & Sweet Orange Essential Mist by Hugo Naturals
I think essential mists are a must have in any purse or desk drawer and has endless uses. Spray linens or clothes to scent them lightly. Give your skin a rehydrating mid-day treat. Mist your hair lightly to revive and freshen your style. Wear it as a soft, easy fragrance on those days when perfume is just too much. Use it as an exceptionally lovely and subtle room freshener. Just one spray can instantly lift up your mood and re-charge your day! Handcrafted with a blend if purified water and essential oils to revive and refresh.

Product 5: Ooh La La Organic Lip Shimmer by Keeki Pure and Simple
I love how this little stick can provide so much moisture and just the right amount of color and shimmer creating an ideal balm to grab anytime for any occasion. This organic shimmer stick is infused with natural minerals and a hint of vanilla and mint.

Product 6: Shea Butter Cream by Plant Botanicals
Made with 20% Ugandan shea butter, a rare light shea butter made by women's co-ops in Uganda, this hand cream deeply conditions and readily absorbs to hydrate dry skin, leaving hands soft and velvety smooth. Especially effective for dry or chapped hands. These hand creams are lightly scented with pure organic essential oils from South Africa: Marula with cape rose geranium and Moringa with cape lavender.

Product 7: Sunlight Eyeshadow by Earth's Beauty
Achieve the look you want without the chemicals! Earth's Beauty line is the purest of makeup you will find. All products are carefully made using clean ingredients from the earth! This color is ideal for any skin tone and perfect for creating a warm glow with just a touch of shimmer for the holidays.

Product 8: Refine Face Mask by Blissoma
Refine face mask is a simply amazing creamy clay formula that perfects, smooths, detoxifies, and evens any skin tone. Soft and calming and delicate enough for even the most sensitive skin this is a must have addition to your weekly regimen.

Product 9: Candy Mint Foot Cream by Deep Steep & Royal Labs Inc.
This amazing foot cream is soothing for tired feet. Peppermint reduces redness, cools the skin, and reduces irritation and promotes circulation while shea butter softens and moisturizes. Breathe it in deep to stimulate your mind, improve mental ability and focus. Get ready to feel energized and to give your feet and legs a treat!

Product 10: Button from Soul Flower
Soul Flower is an eco friendly retailer that focuses on offering funky boho styles and accessories made from organic cotton, hemp, and recycled fabrics. Enjoy 20% off of any order when you mention Eco Emi.

And of course here are all of the fun flyers and coupon codes!

The coupon codes from this month's Eco Emi box are:
-20% off your order from Soul Flower with the code ECOEMI until 12/24/2011
-eco10 to save 10% off your order from Earth's Beauty until 12/31/2011
-Take 20% off your entire Keeki order using the coupon code ECOEMI until 12/15/2011
-20% off Planet Botanicals using the code PBECONOV until 12/31/2011
-15% off one Blissoma item at using the code ITRYBLISSOMA
-Save 20% on any product from Organic Excellence on any phone order (1-800-611-8331)

xo, Alanna