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Poshly & Kat Stays Polished *GIVEAWAY* - Zoya Island Fun Collection


Hi friends!!! I'm SO excited to be able to share this news with you! I have been working with Poshly to bring you at least three exciting giveaways for the next 3 months. This month, we're giving away the Island Fun nail polish set from Zoya. If you've forgotten what these beauties look like, my review is HERE.

Poshly Giveaways - Zoya Island Fun | Kat Stays Polished

For those of who don't know what Poshly is or what they're about, check out their About page HERE.

Basically, you sign up on their site (and won't be spammed by emails if you don't want to be) and take quizzes to enter giveaways. The purpose of these detailed quizzes and questions is to customize products for you. Every once in a while, you'll get the pleasure of claiming a Poshly Perk, which is a free product for you to try from Poshly and the brand. It's quite fun and you can enter these giveaways as many times as you want! 

Another cool thing about Poshly is that they work with People Magazine and you can find all of Poshly's giveaways on their site. How freaking cool is that? 

Poshly Giveaways - People Magazine - Zoya Island Fun | Kat Stays Polished

So, if you've been wanting this set and still haven't gotten your hands on it yet, enter now! What can you lose? You'll also already be set up for the next 2 giveaways we do! Good luck y'all! Comment below and let me know you've entered!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Poshly. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Zoya is in no way affiliated with this giveaway.


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Save the Undies On the Go with U by Kotex

 

With summer coming to the end, everyone's having those last minute get-togethers. As a new mom, having to travel with a baby feels like packing for a week every time we head out somewhere. I always keep her diaper bag (and my bag) stocked with the essentials, including a few spare U by Kotex products. With their 3D Capture Core + Xpress Dri technology, I know I'll be protected anywhere I'm on-the-go with the little one.

U by Kotex - #SaveTheUndies #UnderWarrior | Kat Stays Polished

U by Kotex - #SaveTheUndies #UnderWarrior | Kat Stays Polished

First of all, I always re-pack her diaper bag to make sure everything I've got is enough and to make sure I haven't forgotten something. I love using my Vera Bradley changing pad to organize all of her things. Here are just a few basics I always make sure to bring: Diapers, wipes, burp towel, and of course, some extra protection for mommy.

U by Kotex - #SaveTheUndies #UnderWarrior | Kat Stays Polished

The way U by Kotex packages their products makes it much easier to pack and have it blend in with the other things in my purse, or in this case, her diaper bag.

U by Kotex - #SaveTheUndies #UnderWarrior | Kat Stays Polished

I'd say it pretty much matches this Vera Bradley changing pad, huh? So, how will you end your summer? Will you become and #UnderWarrior too and save the undies?

U by Kotex - #SaveTheUndies #UnderWarrior | Kat Stays Polished

Don't forget to grab your FREE SAMPLE! There are plenty left! Perfect to keep on hand for those on-the-go trips with your little one!


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ISSA by FOREO Toothbrush Review


Hey all! A different kind of post for you guys. This is the new ISSA by Foreo toothbrush. It's an electric toothbrush that has silicone bristles. It's quite different in many ways. Read on to see if it was right for me!

ISSA by FOREO Toothbrush | Kat Stays Polished

First of all, look at this gorgeous mint color! It's seriously PERFECT for me! Secondly, I love how slim the design is. It's easy to hold and I don't feel like it's going to slip out of my hands (not that brushing my teeth is a messy job or anything, haha). The bristle head detaches for easy cleaning, yay!

I do currently use an electric toothbrush and we recently purchased a big name professional electric. Here's what I thought about this one:

ISSA by FOREO Toothbrush | Kat Stays Polished

  1. I love how the bristles feel on my gums
  2. I love the color and how different the silicone bristles feel
  3. I love how travel-friendly it is. I'll definitely be taking it with me anywhere I go for convenience.
  4. I don't need to constantly keep it on the charger. It's supposed to keep its charge for 6 months so we'll see!
What I didn't love, but could try to make work:
  1. I didn't feel like the bristles did anything extra for my teeth. My other electrics got deep down in between my teeth and this one didn't seem like it did.
  2. The +/- controls took some getting used to for me personally. Not everyone may feel this way.


ISSA by FOREO Toothbrush | Kat Stays Polished

So, overall, I did like this brush. I'm going to have to give it a few more months to fully decide if it's for me. If anything, the color got me hooked. Yes, I'm a freak for mint. If you want to read more on this, check it out HERE.

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*Product provided for review through the iFabbo program. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pots


Are you past the Monday struggle? I'm not! I had a shoulder day at the gym and I am sore to the max! To help me not think about being sore, I'll distract myself with these City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pots. There are 6 shades to choose from and I have 4 of them for you today.

City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pot | Kat Stays Polished

These shadows are super creamy and pretty easy to apply. For more precise application, using an angled or liner brush would probably work best. Your finger works well if you're doing all-over color.

City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pot | Kat Stays Polished

I absolutely love how each of these looks. I would definitely use Cosmo and Nebula in a smokey eye for sure. If you're going to mix these with dry shadows, let these set on your eyes for a few so you don't get muddy smudges. You can help it by blending out the areas you know you'll be mixing later on. A small, precise brush will help with this.

City Color Cosmetics Metallic Shadow Pot | Kat Stays Polished

If you're interested in getting these shades or any other City Color Cosmetics product, definitely check them out. Click HERE to get 10% off your total order. It will automatically be taken off at checkout - no additional coupon code is required! Enjoy and let me know what you buy!

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*Products were provided for an honest review. All opinions are 100% and my own. Post also containes affiliate links where I make a certain percentage of each purchase.

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Christie Brinkley Close Up Wrinkle Treatment


Wrinkles. Every one will eventually get them. I'm sure I have ones forming as we speak and being a new mom, I feel like I'm aging even quicker. Today's post is on an instant wrinkle reducer from Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare. Though there was no visible evidence that this worked, I could definitely feel a difference in my skin.

Christie Brinkley - Authentic Skincare: Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment | Kat Stays Polished

I don't usually use items like this in my skin care regimen, mostly because I forget. I had to remind myself to use this both in the morning and at night. Honestly, I'd remember to use it more at night than in the morning. Here are the things it claims to do:
  • Immediate sensation of tighter and smoother-looking skin.
  • Smooth under-eye bags and puffiness.
  • Tightens skin on contact and takes years off appearance.


Christie Brinkley - Authentic Skincare: Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment | Kat Stays Polished

This cream/serum has no scent which is perfect. I definitely felt a difference after applying it. It blends in well and leaves no residue of any kind on my skin. I can go on with my day as normal and at night, I don't feel like I've woken up with any sort of greasy skin.

Christie Brinkley - Authentic Skincare: Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment | Kat Stays Polished

Overall, if you are looking for something with almost immediate results, I'd recommend it. I know that with skin care products, each person reacts differently. Definitely do some research on their website and see if this product could be for you.

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*Product was sent as part of the iFabbo program for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.


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ColourPop Tie Dye Summer 2015


Hey guys! More ColourPop for ya. Unfortunately this set is long gone and went quickly but I wanted to show you anyway in case it EVER comes back. These are the Tie Dye shadow/cheek products for Summer 2015. They are seriously gorgeous and I'm glad I got them when I did.

ColourPop Tie Dye 2015 | Kat Stays Polished

Here are the 3 Tie Dye shadows. The last one came to me cracked and broken so this was my attempt to fix it with alcohol. It worked just fine and didn't affect the color at all. These are super smooth, but not as pillowy as some of their other standalone shade, which is fine. The color payoff is amazing though.

ColourPop Tie Dye 2015 - Shadows | Kat Stays Polished

Road Trip is their cheek product - a highlighter for everyone! It's really pretty and you don't need a lot to get that bright look. I'm just in love with the pretty swirls in both the shadows and this highlight.

ColourPop Tie Dye 2015 - Road Trip | Kat Stays Polished

Here are the swatches of all 4. I'm not exactly sure how often I'll use Flamingo, but I have it if I ever want/need it. Summer Lovin may just be my new all-over lid shade.

ColourPop Tie Dye 2015 | Kat Stays Polished

Were you lucky enough to catch these before they disappeared? What did you think? Hopefully they have something similar coming out in the future.

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City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadows

 

It's been a week full of the same brand so let me end the week with something different - City Color Cosmetics! I first got to try out City Color in one of my Ipsy bags. I got one of their White Gold shadow pots and loved it! Luckily, I now get the opportunity to try more of their shadows. 

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow | Kat Stays Polished

These are some of their single matte shadows. They come in these cute and compact pans with more than enough product

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow | Kat Stays Polished

The 4 shades I received are perfect for that natural eye look. You could easily use these in the fall. These colors remind me of the Autumn leaves...although, I don't really get that here in Florida.

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow - Creamsicle | Kat Stays PolishedCity Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow - Smoked Salmon | Kat Stays Polished

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow - Love Fern | Kat Stays PolishedCity Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow - Outer Space | Kat Stays Polished

Overall, the quality of these is pretty good. The texture is really smooth so when you run your finger over it, it feels like you're not picking up any color. A brush for these will pick up a lot better than your finger. They blend really easily and honestly, for the price, you can't go wrong. There are 8 more colors to choose from so definitely check it out!

City Color Cosmetics Matte Single Shadow | Kat Stays Polished

If you're interested in getting these shades or any other City Color Cosmetics product, definitely check them out. Click HERE to get 10% off your total order. It will automatically be taken off at checkout - no additional coupon code is required! Enjoy and let me know what you buy!

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