Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thanks to Influenster, I'm #RadiantWithAVEENO

Hello Lovelies! Today I have the opportunity to share with you an awesome new summer product from Aveeno, courtesy of Influenster! It's the AVEENO Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector, and lucky for both of us I had the wonderful chance to review this product for FREE for testing purposes from Influenster. So Awesome!! 
I've been a big fan of Aveeno products for the last few years. This past year at school, I found my skin had become much more sensitive in certain areas and that my normal moisturizers and cleansers had now become irritating. At this point, I switched over to Aveeno for most of my products because it tended to be the only brand I could trust to take care of my skin, not harm it! 
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SO I was thrilled when I found out I'd be receiving the NEW AVEENO Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector to review this summer. I've been using this  Targeted Tone Corrector for the last two weeks now, and I love the results I'm seeing. I tend to be the person who puts off moisturizing and often forgets to do so at all, but I've found myself so happy with the results of this product that I've been excited to put it on each night! 

The Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector from AVEENO has done wonders for keeping my skin healthy since I started using it. I'm outside a lot so I tend to see sun damage to my skin quite frequently in the summer, and Aveeno is already helping me to correct that damage in just two weeks! The product works just like a moisturizer, and I was happy to find that a little goes a long way with the AVEENO Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector
This targeted product is designed SPECIFICALLY to target dark spots and uneven skin tone. I find that these are most visible on me in the summer, so I'm so glad I discovered this product when I did! I tend not to wear makeup in the summer, and I love that the AVEENO Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector allows me to feel confident in my natural skin! The concentrated formula "combines clinically proven ACTIVE NATURALS®Total Soy Complex, one of nature’s most effective tone correctors, with vitamin A for faster results. It is oil free, noncomedogenic and nonirritating." - Aveeno Website

I'm sold! AVEENO Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector is definitely a product I'll be recommending to friends, and one that I'll continue to use myself. It is so easy to use (and smells great!) and I love the results I'm seeing!!
AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
Make sure to stay up to date with AVEENO to learn about and purchase all of their great products. You can find them on the AVEENO Website and on Facebook! and of course...You can find ME on Twitter and Pinterest by clicking the links!  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Follow Follow Follow Follow....Me! For Giveaway Updates and Entries!

Now that I'm back home in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine, I'm excited to share all my summer adventures on my social media accounts! I've realized that while I was at college this year, I became much more active on Instagram and Pinterest, and I've never shared the links on my blog! 

An Instagram I took this year in my (college) home city of Boston! 
My Instagram (http://instagram.com/morenocassie) is updated almost daily. I have a lot of great pics from London on there right now, and this summer I'm sure I'll be sharing countless pictures of the beautiful beaches in my town! 

I love taking pics of my little sister Angie - she's definitely a regular on my Instagram! 
I use my Twitter account to promote giveaways, and well as my own blog posts. As well as hosting giveaways, I do a great deal of giveaway entering myself, and this is the Twitter account I use to do that! I also have a personal Twitter, but for now I prefer not to share that link on this blog. My blog Twitter can be found at: https://twitter.com/notonemoment

A screenshot of my Pinterest Home Decor board! 

I LOVE Pinterest. It's seriously one of my favorite lazy pastimes. I love looking at Home Decor, Quotes, and Wedding Inspiration! My best friend Grace and I also get really into Pinterest recipes, especially in the summer! Follow all my sassy pins on here: http://www.pinterest.com/morenocassie/

What's your favorite social media? Do you use it to keep up with blogs and giveaways, or just for fun? 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

London Loggings

This past May I had the good fortune of being able to spend five straight weeks studying in London! While I was there I took two college courses, saw TEN theatre productions, visited Roman ruins, wandered the Tower of London, and so much more! Below is my list of the Top Five Self-Discoveries I made in London! As well as some pictures from my trip, for your enjoyment.

I totally do not need daily coffees and snacks! By not getting a coffee every morning before class, as many of my friends did, I was able to save a ton of money! Everything is really expensive in London, and the Great British Pound is worth more than the dollar so the exchange rate was NOT in our favor. By cutting back on sugary drinks, I was able to do more in the city! 

I really only need about five hours of sleep a night to have a  really productive day. While in London, I would often go to bed late after seeing a show or going to a pub, and wake up early to Skype my boyfriend. Because of this, I really wasn't getting a ton of sleep, but I was still able to do everything on my bucket list! I'm going to remember this when I go back to school this year, all those naps freshman year were such a waste of time!

I'm really confident in my own abilities to find my way around a new place. I did a good amount of exploring on my own in London. I actually did St. Paul's, the Tower of London, multiple walks down the Themes, and even a play by myself since these were things I really wanted to do! I'm very good at using tube maps and guide books to help me get where I want to go, and I have no problem asking strangers for directions!  

A larger time difference can actually be MORE convenient for a long distance relationship, who knew! While I was in London, I skyped my boyfriend pretty much every morning. Even though I was eight hours ahead of him, we discovered that this distance worked better for our skyping schedules than the normal three hour difference we have when I'm at home! It's so funny that I was ever worried about it!

There are so, so many amazing things I want to do and places I want to go in this world. One of the things that amazed me most about London was that even though I was there for five weeks, and even though I did awesome things everyday, there was still SO MUCH that I didn't get to see! Imagine if every place in the world is like that, (and it is!) I want to see it all!!! 

Where have you been around the world?? Where are you headed this summer (I'll be off to Reno a month from today!)? Comment below :) 


Monday, July 22, 2013

The Green Garmento Review and Giveaway

This is the second post in my Dorm Review Series! As I am headed to college this fall, I am taking the summer to review some awesome college dorm room products and I'll be sharing my thoughts with you all! To read more about my review series, please click here or to see my first post in the series, click here.

The Green Garmento 
The Green Garmento is an awesome new product for homes and dorms that was recently featured on ABC's Shark Tank. This fabulous product helps to reduce waste and lessen the plastic load heading to landfills and waterways by discouraging the need for plastic garment bags!

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As I said in my DormCo review, I'm going to make this review series fun and simple to follow by picking out FIVE awesome things that I loved about each company and product I tried. With a cool eco-friendly product like the Green Garmento, it was totally easy for me to compile a great list!
1. Environmentally Efficient
2. Necessity
3. Quality
4. Usability
5. Creativity
As a college student, it can sometimes be hard to make environmentally conscious choices, due to the price factor. The Green Garmento's affordability makes this piece easy! Every kid in college needs a laundry bag and a hamper, and as a girl heading to college I think it's super important to own a couple garment bags as well. Thus - the Green Garmento is a necessity! This product is reusable, breathable, and water resistant. I think it is a great quality for the price, and for the amount of plastic you will save! I also love the variety of colors offered. One of the coolest features of this product is that it can be used as a garment bag, laundry bag, hamper, or duffle bag. I also think the combination of these uses, along with the green factor, makes the Green Garmento one of the most creative products I've ever reviewed!

I received two Green Garmentos to review, as well as an over-the-door hook for them! I first tested out the product as a garment bag, stuffing it with some bulkier jackets and old dance recital costumes. No matter how bulky or oddly shaped the clothing was, the green garment easily zippered right over everything! I loved the cinch pull at the bottom of the bag, as well as the zippered pocked for smaller items that maybe can't be hung. I could definitely see myself using my Green Garmentos to bring clothing to and from the dry cleaners, as well as to cart my costumes around during performances. I think that performers (actors, singers, dancers) especially would find that the Green Garmento could contribute a lot to costume transport and storage! As far as a laundry bag, I found the Green Garmento worked well, but I had wished for a way to zipper the bottom completely closed, since the cinch string didn't close completely. The bag as a duffel was a little large for me, so I think I'll be sticking with the Green Garmento as my garment bag for college!

The Green Garmento's website is really cool, offering tons of information on what the Green Garmento is and how to use it. You can ever purchase a stand to make the Green Garmento into a hamper! I loved how jam-packed the site was with cool info.

Watch! The Green Garmento on Shark Tank!
Other awesome features of the Green Garmento include:
  • Eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic dry cleaning bags
  • Attractive garment bag
  • Help the dry cleaning industry reduce waste
  • Organize & green your routine

  • AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK!  KangerHanger POUCH BAG 6 Colors
    The 4-in-1 feature is great for the space-needy college kid!
    My Green Garmentos are totally going to come in handy on moving day when I can hang my new clothes in one spot without having to worry that they'll be damaged on the trip! I also know that as a theatre major, owning a couple reusable garment bags will be super important. Fabric garment bags are a must for every college student, and I know you'll love yours as much as I love mine!
    And now for the GIVEAWAY!! One lucky reader is going to win a Green Garmento! a Rafflecopter giveaway 

    Saturday, July 6, 2013

    DormCo Twin XL Sheets Review/Giveaway!

    This is the first post in my Dorm Review Series! As I am headed to college this fall, I am taking the summer to review some awesome college dorm room products and I'll be sharing my thoughts with you all! To read more about my review series, please click here, or to read my preview post about DormCo please click here!

    DormCo is an absolutely fabulous, one-stop shopping experience for the college freshman or the returning college student! If you've never heard of DormCo, I highly recommend you check out their website and take a look at some awesome dorm stuff and apartment products!

    College Plush Comforter - Midnight Navy - Twin XL Dorm BlanketFiora Twin XL Dorm Room Comforter SetPick The Right Comforter - 300TC Cotton Twin XL Comforter - College Ave - Sleep In ComfortYoste Twin XL Comforter Set for Your Dorm Room
    Some featured July dorm bedding!
    I've decided that in this review series, I'm going to pick out FIVE great things about the company or product that I really like. So, without further ado, here are five things about DormCo that I really appreciate as a hopeful college freshman looking to get some great deals on everything DORM!
    1. Prices
    2. Variety of Products
    3. Quality
    4. Style of Products
    5. Ease of Shopping
    DormCo's prices are super affordable, and while there are different styles of every product and some are more expensive than others, everything is relatively affordable for the college gal looking to buy lots of stuff. I feel that as a college freshman, I'm so excited to fill up my dorm, so DormCo's variety of products is perfect for me! Based on the reviews I've read and the product I received, I can also tell you that DormCo's products are great quality for the price you pay. College is about finding yourself and learning to express yourself as YOU want to, so the variety of styles and designs of each product is really great! DormCo's website is also very nicely built and super easy to browse, making the whole experience a win-win!

    Supersoft Twin XL College Sheets Dorm Bedding
    The Supersoft Twin XL Bedding Sheets by DormCo are a product that really exemplifies all of the qualities mentioned above. For the price of $18.98, these sheets are the perfect match for your ideal comforter! Since I had already chosen my comforter for college, it was great to be able to pick out sheets to match. I had read in multiple places/blogs that it's smart to buy a quality comforter for a fair price, and then buy sheets separately, so that's what I did! I chose the Lime Green sheets because I though they'd match great! Since everything at DormCo is designed especially for college dorms, I didn't have to worry that my sheets would fit my twin xl dorm bed - I know they'll be just perfect!

    Supersoft Twin XL College Sheets Dorm Bedding
    As I mentioned, the DormCo website is really awesome. Here's a great video explaining why DormCo's sheets will be the right choice for your dorm!
    Other awesome features of the Supersoft Twin XL Bedding Sheets include:
  • Softer than Cotton - Microfiber Twin XL Bed Sheets
  • Exclusive College Ave - Covered in Comfort Twin XL Bedding 
  • Fun & Vibrant color options
  • Includes Flat, Fitted (fits up to 11" in depth) & Pillow Case / Fits ALL Twin XL dorm beds

  • Mizone Monica 4-piece Comforter Set
    I know my DormCo sheets will be the perfect dorm bedding to match the comforter I chose!
    These sheets are going to be a great addition to my dorm! I absolutely love the bright green color of the dorm bedding, and the 100% microfiber means that they are SOFTER than 100% cotton! They're guaranteed to fit a twin XL bed, so I can sleep easy this summer knowing I won't have to exchange anything in the fall! The sheets come in 6 really fun colors, and would add a nice POP of color to every girl's (or guy's!) dorm!
    And now for the GIVEAWAY!! One lucky reader is going to win a set of the same sheets I received, DormCo's Supersoft Twin XL Bedding Sheets in their choice of color! 
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    The Best Advice I Ever Got - A great read for the college bound!

    Hi All! In tonight's post I'd like to share with you a WONDERFUL book I just finished this evening. I bought this book with some of my graduation-gift money after seeing it in a bookstore. I had been browsing for some books that would really open my mind before college, and I had remembered seeing my friend Holland reading this book at the theatre last summer. I read the inside cover and just had to buy it!!
    The Best Advice I Ever Got was a fabulous read. I seriously couldn't put it down! It is a compilation of short essays - most are only a page, and many are less than that - of advice by some of the greatest achievers of this generation! I knew many of the advice givers in the book, such as Ellen DeGeneres or Tyra Banks, but I was very interested in hearing advice from some lesser-known activists or college presidents. Since I don't think that you have to be famous by any means to be successful, it was interesting to read the advice of some people who really achieved remarkable things without the fame!!
    This book also just got me SO excited for college. I feel like, of any of my friends, I am really one of the most ready to get to a big city and never look back! I can't wait to travel all over the world through Northeastern's Co-op and Dialogue of Civilizations programs, as well as to enrich myself in interesting learning experiences on campus. The advice in this book only solidified my confidence that I am on the right path and have so much in store!
    One of the biggest pieces of advice that I took away from this book was to say yes. Many of the contributors reiterated this important tid-bit in their essays. In order to achieve in life, I'm learning that it is important to say yes to any opportunity that comes your way. Through this, you will encounter important life experiences that can lead you along an amazing path you might never have found! Saying yes to smaller opportunities will also bring bigger opportunities your way, which is exactly what a new college freshman like myself wants to be doing!
    I can't urge you enough to read this book, especially if you are starting an exciting new chapter of your life like I am! Along with The Secret, this book has inspired me to live my life in a way that I think will give me the most exciting and rewarding life, whether it is in my career and educational life or in my family and relationship life. These two books have been my favorite of the year so far, and I just couldn't be more excited to get to Boston and start getting to work after reading The Best Advice I Ever Got!

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Dorm Room Essentials: A DormCo Preview Post!

    Happy Thursday! It is finally feeling like summer, and I couldn't be happier! As I mentioned in this post, I'm going to be starting a Dorm Décor Review/Giveaway series, and I'm happy to announce that my first review will be from DormCo!
    DormCo is an AWESOME company for first time or returning college students, and I have had so much fun browsing through their website to find fun goodies to talk about in this preview post! Since this is only a preview, I won't be sharing the product I'll be reviewing/giving away, but I will say that I'm super excited about it and you should be too!
    A College Shower Room Necessity - Bright Colored Shower Caddy (Available in 4 Colors)
    Instead, I'm going to be sharing three products from DormCo that I think every college freshman should think about getting. The first is DormCo's Compartment Shower Caddy. This caddy is exactly what every girl needs for all their bathroom/showering essentials! This adorable caddy comes in four fun colors and is made from recycled plastic - so it's easy on the eyes and on the environment! The compartments are great to separate shampoos, soaps, razors, and other showering essentials. At only $7.98, every girl can afford this for their freshman year!
    Closet Complete Set - Pink Dorm room organization
    The next product I LOVE from DormCo is their Closet Complete Set in Raspberry Pink! Dorm rooms can be SO SMALL, and every girl needs some essential organization tools to fit all her lovely things into that tiny space! With the closet complete set, you won't have to worry about making multiple trips to stores for different size organizers - it's all right there! I adore the pop of color, and I love that by buying these organizers in a set, you'll be able to save some $$! The set includes a five shelf hanging organizer for extra shelving space, a ten shelf organizer for shoes, and under the bed organizer for larger blankets/sweatshirts and a drawstring laundry bag!!
    Delila Wall Art - Peel N Stick
    Finally, DormCo offers some awesome products for decorating those drab dorm room walls! Although there are so many cool décor products I adore from DormCo, I really love the Delila Wall Art Pell N Stick! This pretty design is sure to liven up any dorm room with a pop of pretty flowers! I love that it's repositionable, and that it won't hurt the walls of the room! This design incorporates so many colors that it'd be easy to match with bedding, and it is sure to make any dorm room feel more girly and fun!
    I hope you enjoyed my DormCo preview post! Stay tuned for my DormCo product review and giveaway, which will be the first official post in my Dorm Décor Review Series!