Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Boscia Face Wash Kit

A few days ago, I picked up the boscia Normal to Oily Kit. boscia is a skincare brand that can be found at Sephora and several department stores. boscia is known for using all natural products. They don't use any harsh chemicals like facial cleansers such as Proactiv and Clean&Clear. The kit came to about $45 but I also purchased another product which I will mention later in the post that cost around $20-$25. My total was about $75-$80.

Included in this kit is the following:

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel
The cleansing gel is exactly what it sounds like. It comes is a little bottle with a pump top. It is a little foamy but not too soapy. It doesn't have a strange scent, it's very fresh and clean smelling. Maybe lavender.

boscia Balancing Facial Tonic
The tonic is the best part! It comes in a spray bottle. Like the top is a pump sprayer. You just hold it a good 6 in.- 1 ft. from your face and spray all over without going crazy. It smells really really nice, similar to lavender also.

boscia Oil- free Daily Hydration SPF 15
This and the next step are the only ones that are not used every time. By the name of it, this one is used in the AM and the night one is used.. well, at night. The daytime one does not smell as nice as the other products but the smell leaves after a few seconds. The amount of product isn't very plentiful(only .5 oz.) but it's not too bad w/ price and you can repurchase the products as you need them. It spreads really easily over the skin and feels really lightweight.

boscia Recharging Night Moisture
This moisturizer is... strange. It smells better than the daytime one. But, it doesn't blend as easily and when you wake up, it looks like someone rubbed bacon on your face. It feels a bit heavier but dries after a few minutes.

boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
LOVE THESE! they smell like a green tea bag( two teas? a tea bag of green tea). Not really much else to say about them except for that. They do absorb oil really nicely without drying out your skin.

As I said earlier, I purchased another product from boscia which is called the Willow Bark To- Go Breakout Treatment. This product is similar to Proactiv's Refining Mask without the harsh, skin- damaging chemicals. It is odorless and the applicator is twist- up. The woman at Sepora recommended I twist the product up into the rubber chiseled applicator, then, using A FINGER, apply it to any breakouts. This will prevent bacteria from the blemish from spreading. If I were to get bacteria onto the applicator, every time I applied, it would spread bacteria on my face. ew.

I have only been using this product line for 5 days and I already see a difference. I don't have very bad skin but I do get the occasional breakout or blemish. I recommend it to anyone that has skin problems and is looking for a solution.

***Side note: No matter what skin type, I recommend the Normal to Oily. I have very very dry skin but the woman said people always complain about the dry skin one. It leaves residue and chalky streaks after they apply the tonic. Hopefully, this will be fixed so I can get the one that corresponds to me!

Everything was purchased with my money. Noones sponsoring this... I wish! ;)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Back To School Forever 21 Haul

So here are a few things I ordered off of as part of my back to school shopping. I am going into 10th grade and I start during the second week of September. Since the warm weather is still in session where I live, some of these clothes are made for warmer weather. Under each item, I will write the name, price and why I bought it. At the top is accessories and towards the bottom is clothes. My total came to about $190, and considering what I got, probably the best deal ever! I purchased everything with my own money with the exception of $40 my dad gave me :) Enjoy!

Super Soft Bow Socks $3.50 each

Ok so this being the first item of this post... don't exit out! First off, how could anyone say these aren't adorable as anything? So cute for hanging around your house or a friends! I got 3 pairs :)

Chunky Woven Beret $5.50

I have a beret similar to this in black. I love the way it sits on my head and covers up my bad hair days! Had to get another one especially for under $6!

Zippered Pocket Accent Bag $32.80

Lately, I have had this obsession with a Balenciaga bag I saw in a magazine. Obviously, it was beyond being way out of a 16 year old's price range. This bag looks so much like it, I had to double-take. I thought I accidentally clicked on the Balenciaga bag since it is saved in my favorites:). When I tried to navigate away I realized the price was $32.80. This bag was in my cart faster than you can say Balenci-what?

Chain Wrapped Jewel Necklace $5.80
I cannot get over this necklace! It's so girly with the huge purple jewel and then so edgy and cute with the chains! And of course, gold!

Longline Flower Link Necklace $5.80

I like this necklace because it's so long and dainty. It would look super girly doubled up or even tripled up with a few other dainty necklaces.

Metallic Cuff $5.80

I love thick cuffs like this! After reading this post you are all gonna be well aware and well informed how much I love jewelry, florals and GOLD! I am a gold girl, silver is not my choice. I'm like a vampire from True Blood!

Antique Butterfly Stud Earrings $3.80

Uhm... I like butterflies and turquoise? Haha I am such a shopaholic.

Rhinestone Barrel Ring $4.80

Not sure why I liked this. My explanations for why I bought most jewelry are weak. I guess I just have a fetish! Oh but I do love olive and gold together!

Hailey Elastic Ring $5.80 each
I bought both colors because they were both so cute! I love gold and colors but I also LOVE black and gunmetal. I love the ring in general because it's so thick and fills up your bottom knuckle:)

Pyramid Studded Double Ring $5.80
Like this ring, seems very edgy but still girly with the crystal studs.

On My Way Out Tee $6.99
Love this shirt! It's so cute and would look super cute under a long, black cardigan and a pair of skinny jeans or leggings (or jeggings!)

Flowery Chiffon Top $17.80
I thought this was great for school while the warm weather is still here to wear with shorts or denim crops. But also, it's great for the winter with a pair of dark skinny jeans tucked into a pair of black or tan leather boots. As you will see in this post, I LOVE most things floral!

Oversized Cable Knit Sweater $24.80
What sold this to me was the model. She makes it look so comfortable but still chic and stylish. Really excited to be able to throw this on over a slubby t-shirt and pair of leggings and pull my hair back into a bun or ponytail. We all have lazy days!

Field of Flowers Dress $19.90
I saw Miley Cyrus in a dress similar to this and I had to put it in my bag. Just picturing it with a pair of peek-a-boo tights and tan riding boots gives me butterflies. Plus, the colors look great on everyone!

Strapless Ruffled Tunic $11.50

I could see myself totally wearing this top to death. In the summer, not so much due to it's length (tunic= long shirt). But in the winter...... a white long- sleeved burnout tee underneath with a pair of liguid leggings and deep chocolate boots. Pluss lots of necklaces and maybe a knit beret (the kind that sits on the back of your head).

Floral Knit Dress $14.90
(had to get in medium because there was no small.. hope it fits!)
Well you've made it to the end of this never- ending blog post. And guess what? More florals! Thought this would be nice in the fall with a pair of black boots and a denim shirt over it. Plain and simple.
I just wanna thank the people that took the time to read this entire long blog haul and let me know if you guys like this type of post or give me suggestions on what you would like me to post about.. until next time, stay glitzy!


Hey! So my name is Cat and this is my first blog post ever! I wanted to let everyone know what this blog is going to be about. So.. by the name, you can see it's about beauty and fashion. I'll be writing a post probably about once a week either reviewing a product, doing blog tutorials, doing hauls or just blogging about anything. This first post is not going to be interesting because I'm just going to tell you guys about me. Again, my name is Cat... I am 16 years old, born, raised, and still living on Long Island, NY. I love all things girly (makeup, clothes, glitter. .etc) and I like sharing my ideas with people. I don't mind spending $15 on an eyeshadow like other people do. If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at or follow me on twitter at I may write a quick post after this but we'll see if I have time. Til then, stay glitzy!