Sunday, March 2, 2014

[BELLUS] 1 Month down, 15 more to go!

Some of you may have known that I started going to Bellus Academy in Poway. What is Bellus?? Bellus is a well known beauty school, aka the "Harvard" of beauty schools. They offer many different courses with in the beauty industry including; Cosmetology, Esthetician, Master Therapy, Holistic Health Practitioner, Nail Spa Technician and Make-up Artistry. They also offer other advanced studies within some of the programs. They have some amazing teachers that actually care about you and your education. Oh and they offer financial aid.

I toured this school a total of 3 times before I signed my contract to attend. You're probably thinking "what the heck, 3 times?"... Yes, you read that right lol. The first time I toured it, it was owned by someone else and although I liked it then, I just wasn't financially ready for it. The second time I toured it, it looked totally different, new owner, new look, new programs. I loved it this time, but my finances failed me again. The third time I toured it, I told myself this is my last chance. I'm either going to do it now or never. They were able to get my whole program covered with financial aid and some pell grants. So now you're looking at a soon to be Cosmetologist!

If you're ever looking to become a Cosmetologist or Esthetician or any other beauty related fields, make sure that you look into the school and what they are accredited for. You want to go to a school that will give you a top notch education. I know that money can be a factor, that's also why I chose Bellus because they offered financial aid. I've only been in school for a month, and I love it. I've met some great new people who share the same passion as I do. The teachers are great and know what they are teaching. One of the best choices I've made. Now I have about 15 months to go. Seems like a long time but I am hoping it will just fly by!

Check out my pages below for updates and fun things I've been doing in school:

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

[MINI REVIEW] Start off the New Year with style!

While I was at work today I received a package from UPS. I was just excited I got a package but I was so busy that I didn't even look to see who it was from. Naturally, I opened it and found this cute little Anytime Mini bag from Brahmin! These little surprises from the Vogue Influencer Network makes me smile. I was totally not expecting anything, let alone a purse. 

Chatham Tote - LOVE this one!

I LOVE Brahmin handbags! Did I tell you guys how awesome they are? Not only are they super stylish, they are durable and they have this awesome texture that I absolutely love. I don't know if you guys remember my post about the Black Arno Tote that I got but you can view it here. Check out the pictures of my Anytime Mini below:

It's little shorter than a 16 ox water bottle

It's a little longer than a 16 oz water bottle

Inside with an interior zip pocket
 The purse is really cute. The color that Brahmin sent is Saffron Melbourne. Its a mustardy yellow color. It's not bad, not my first color choice but it's a nice pop of color. The size is perfect for date night type purse or a girls night out. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note II - very large cell phone, so as long as my phone fits in it, I'm a happy girl.

Have you checked out Brahmin? What do you think of their products?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

[Giveaway] Let's start off the New Year with silky smooth skin

I know I've been MIA for a while, but I finally have the perfect giveaway for you guys! So lets start this New Years off right with your very own PMD Personal Microderm Device! I'm not sure if you read my review that I did for Beauty Collection, if you haven't you can view it here.

Photo from PMD Personal Microderm Facebook Page
I really love this tool, especially because for some reason now that I'm a little (dare I say it) older, I'm more susceptible to breaking out - yuck.

PMD Personal Microderm was having a huge giveaway and I happened to be one of their winners (I only paid for shipping and handling), so, in return I am giving it away to one of you! The value of this unit is $179.00 but keep in mind that I did win a factory refurbished unit. It's new in the box and  never used. The unit that I reviewed I received directly from Beauty Collection. Pictures below are of the unit that I won and am giving away.

As you can see it comes with the essentials you need. This unit comes with the PMD tool, adapter, about 4 discs blue and greens ones, a CD, two suction cups (one for the smaller discs and one for the larger discs), and 3 samples. I'll make this easy, just enter on the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to enter to win. Good luck and Enjoy!

**Please read the Rules on the bottom of the Rafflecopter before entering**