The Struggle is Real: Allergies #WipeForWater

One day, in the spring of 2008, I thought I was going to literally scratch my eyeballs out of their sockets. For probably an entire day, I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me and then a light bulb went on. It was ALLERGIES!

Thankfully I had some eye drops but over the years my allergies have only gotten worse. Depending on the year, sometimes I can get through the seasons changing without the feeling that I’m dying. Well this season change has been absolute hell so far.

Yesterday, from the moment I stepped outside, I knew it was going to be a bad day. Mother Nature decided to have a full on wind storm causing the pollen on the ground to swirl all around me. Needless to say, I felt absolutely gross and wanted to take a shower immediately. Unfortunately, I had to go to work but remembered my Neutrogena Naturals wipes from Influenster!!

Influenster VoxBox

I’m super familiar with Neutrogena’s facial wipes for removing make up and used these wipes for that purpose when they first arrived. But realized they could also be used for getting the pollen off my face! The cooling felt great since I felt like I was dying my entire commute to work. Let’s just say I would TOTALLY recommend Neutrogena Naturals for not only make up removal but also during allergy season. What a total life saver and my new favorite allergy season product!! Definitely adding it to my allergy season survival kit which already includes Zyrtec, tissues and Advil.

Neutrogena Naturals

But back to the real reason I have these Neutrogena Natruals wipes. Influenster sent them so I could take #WipeForWater challenge. For at least three days, I was asked to stop using water to clean my face and use Neutrogena Naturals instead. When I started wearing make up I used oily serums that I hated, therefore I stopped wearing make up as much. About two or three years ago, I came across Neutrogena’s make up removing wipes and fell in love. They’re honestly really great for sensitive skin. My #VoxBox arrived a few weeks ago and I was excited to try the latest from Neutrogena and totally made an effort to wear make up on a regular basis. Sometimes I wake up at the 11th hour. Overall, I saw a different in my skin and felt great. The smell and feeling was a game changer and I’d recommend everyone make the switch.

Going along with the typical “I’m a millennial stereotype,” I love when companies use their pull to promote social good. For every mention on social media with #WipeForWater, Neutrogena will contribute $1 to The Nature conservancy to support water conservation, up to $50,00. How great is that?! So next time you’re picking up make up remover, keep Neutrogena Naturals in mind!

I received Neutrogena Naturals from Influenster for free and all opinions are my own.

I’m Jammin’

Spring NailsMe and nail polish have never gotten along.

When I pain my own nails it always looks like a toddler did it – its all over my skin and somehow crooked looking. And I have a tendency to knock over bottles of nail polish; the pink carpet in my childhood bedroom is stained with shades of blue, purple, red and black as well as bleach spots where I tried to clean the sticky mess up. Getting a manicure is definitely a step up, but a regular manicure is $15 or so and inevitably chips within days. So frustrating.

But I have found a solution: Jamberry. Seriously, I am so in love with these nail wraps. They come in super cute patterns and colors, they are fairly easy to apply and last on my nails forever without showing much wear and tear at all. On average, I wear my wraps 7-10 days and the only wear I start to see is a little lifting near the cuticle and a little wear down at the very tips (but you have to look closely to see that!). Mind you, that is 7-10 days worth of cooking, dish washing (dishwashers are a rare breed in NYC), floor scrubbing and general living.FullSizeRender

I use the “baggie method” to apply my wraps. Basically, I take the wrap, cut it down to the right size and lay it on my nail. I often have to reposition it because I am not the most dexterous person in the world, but that is okay! Then I wrap a plastic sandwich bag around my finger so it is pressing the wrap down, blast it for a few seconds with my blowdryer then take the baggie off. I trim off the excess wrap by filing it off my nail (only file down, not up and down or side to side) and voila – pretty nails!

IMG_2170I’ve tried nail stickers and those polish strips and I don’t think anything works quite the way  these do. I love that I can put together cute combinations and that they don’t damage my nails. No matter what I’m wearing, I always feel more polished with cute nails.

Have you ever tried Jamberry? Or are you a nail expert (if so, I’m jealous)? Let us know below!!