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Givenchy Lunar New Year collection review

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pictured: Givenchy Lunar New Year collection c/o Givenchy. / Givenchy Prisme Libre in Mousseline Pastel #1  / Givenchy Le Rouge in Rouge Fetiche #325 /

How fabulous and luxurious is this Lunar New Year makeup collection by Givenchy? I’m in love! The Givenchy Lunar New Year collection features Prisme Libre, which is a finishing powder in color Mousseline Pastel #1, and also Le Rouge lipstick in a warm, red hue, named Rouge Fetiche #325. The collection is limited edition, and the casing is beautiful!

These colors are perfect for evening looks and dressy occasions; such as celebrating Lunar New Year! The red lipstick is a classic, warm red with yellow undertones. The pastel powder adds dimension to your makeup look without adding actual pastel hues. Don’t worry, your face won’t end up blue and green. The colors blend together to add vibrancy to your skin; not a pastel rainbow. Love!

Givenchy Prisme Libre Mousseline Pastel review

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The finishing powder adds vibrancy to dull skin, which is great at night when the lights could be working against you. It also brightens up your skin when you are tired or completely tan-less; which I am right now! haha

It’s a lightweight powder which will help set your makeup and soak up shine. Love that!

Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick Rouge Fetiche review

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pictured: black faux fur coat / pearl earrings (sold out, similar here)

So I tend to prefer blue undertones in my lipstick, but undertones aside, this is a beautiful, warm red lipstick. It’s a classic hue which can be worn for evening affairs, or anytime you want a classic red lip. Love it!

Givenchy’s limited edition Lunar New Year makeup collection is classic and chic; perfect for a night out on the town! You can find it online here.

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XOXO
Cathy

*Thank you to Givenchy for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Ring Doorbell review | home security video options

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pictured: Ring Doorbell with black face, mounted to outside wall /

You might be asking yourself, why is there a Ring Video Doorbell review on a fashion website? Well, let me tell you; it’s a security necessity! Don’t we all need some security to protect our fabulous handbags and shoes? Of course!

I am really excited to write this review for you. My Ring Doorbell might very well be the best purchase I have ever made for my home. I have always had a security system in my home, but until I installed the Ring Doorbell, I did not have a way of being alerted when a package was left at my doorstep, or when someone was at my door when I was not home.

A lot of robbers will ring a person’s doorbell to see if they are home. If you do not have a Ring Doorbell, or similar system in place, you won’t know someone is at your door if you are not home. With the Ring Doorbell, I can answer the ring, and talk to the person at my door through the Ring phone app. It is like being home, when you are not! Love that!

In addition to the doorbell, think about how many times you have not been home, and a package has been left on your doorstep. Also, you can be inside your home, and not know a package was just left on your doorstep. It is very rare that a delivery person will ring your doorbell, alerting you that a box has been left on your front steps. They typically drop the box, head back to the truck, and drive off; leaving your new purchase sitting on your doorstep and vulnerable to package thieves. Not good!

As a blogger, and Amazon prime user, I get a lot of packages delivered to my door. The Ring Doorbell has a motion sensor which alerts me when there is motion in front of my house. I can look at the Ring app on my phone, and see what the motion is. If it’s a package, I can run to the door and pull it inside. Love that! My Ring Video Doorbell is so much more than a doorbell, it’s a security alert system!

Ring Video Doorbell review

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The Ring Doorbell takes a video anytime there is motion at the front door, or someone rings your doorbell. It also records audio, so you can hear conversations that happened on your doorstep, or speak with someone at your door. The videos are stored in your app and account, which you can also access from your desktop or laptop via your Ring account. These videos can be downloaded, shared, and saved. They are great in case you need to report suspicious activity at your door. The video is clear-just like a phone video! It’s the most amazing technology. I love it!

There are different styles of Ring Doorbells on the market. I chose the Ring Doorbell because it was a little less expensive than other models, and I thought it had a sleek look. The doorbell comes with two face plates; one silver and one black. This was handy for matching my front porch. The silver looked off with my gold-tone doorknob and black light fixtures. I love how sleek the black face looks on my Ring Doorbell next to my light fixtures and brass doorknob.

Ring Doorbell Installation

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The doorbell is really easy to install. We used a drill to make holes in our wall, and then we were able to easily screw in the bracket to attach it to the wall. There are two different brackets you can attach to the back of the doorbell; one which angles the doorbell to the door, and one which can angle it up or down. So, no matter your placement issues at your front door, there is a bracket which can angle the video in the right direction for you. All you need is a philips screwdriver, possibly a drill, and you’re ready to install!

Ring Doorbell’s are ready for hardwired installation, or battery operated installation. I am using the battery operated function, but you can easily hardwire it to your current system inside the wall. If you are handy, then you can do it yourself, but I would recommend hiring an electrician to install it if you prefer hardwiring the system.

As you can see in the above photo, I installed my Ring Doorbell Pro on an angled bracket. The bracket is paintable, so I can paint it to match my wall; this is on my to-do list. haha

If you are planning to use the battery only, I recommend purchasing a spare battery. The battery takes roughly six hours to charge. If you have a spare battery, you can quickly switch them out without your doorbell being down for six hours while the battery charges.

The Ring Doorbell comes with all the screws and brackets you will need for installation. All you need is your philips screwdriver, and possibly a drill.

Ring Chime Pro review / Ring Doorbell Wifi Booster

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The wifi in my house is really far away from the front door. We found we were having issues with the doorbell’s connection to our home wifi system. A few weeks after purchasing the Ring Doorbell, I bought this Ring Chime Pro accessory. It is a life saver! Not only does it boost our wifi from our network to the front door, it also rings and chimes inside. This way, if you are away from your phone, you can still hear the motion alerts or the doorbell ring. Love that! Even if you don’t need a wifi boost, I highly recommend installing the Ring Chime Pro simply for the chime.

I’m in love with my Ring Doorbell, and Ring Chime Pro video security system. The app is easy to use, and the entire system works like a charm. It has really taken the stress out of packages being left on my doorstep, and front-door security in general. It is a great compliment to my home security system! If you have been on the fence, or have been wondering about video doorbell systems, I highly recommend pulling the trigger and investing in one. I love my Ring!

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XOXO
Cathy

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Chanel spring 2019 nail polish collection review

Chanel nail polish spring 2019 collection

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Chanel spring 2019 nail polish from left: Chanel Techno Bloom nail polish / Chanel Bleached Mauve nail polish /

The Chanel spring 2019 beauty collection is here! Inspired by the cities, streets and markets of Asia, the Chanel spring collection offers contrasts seen in everyday beauty. For the two nail polish hues, Chanel is offering a bold, neon hue and a subtle, neutral color. There is a color choice for everyone in the spring 2019 nail polish collection!

In the spring season, Chanel normally introduces three or four color choices in nail polish. For spring 2019, Chanel is offering one neutral, and one bold hue; leaving the collection simple and fresh. I purchased both colors because I love having one neutral hue, and one fun color, for the upcoming warm weather season. This nail polish collection is a ton of fun! Love!

Without further ado, I tested out both colors from Chanel’s spring 2019 collection, and here they are!

Chanel spring 2019 nail polish: Techno Bloom

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Are you ready for some 1980s retro fun? Chanel Techno Bloom nail polish screams 1980s fun! It’s a bright neon nail polish which is both mature and wild. Instead of a shiny, flashy neon pink, Techno Bloom is a matte nail polish; despite the fact that it is not labelled velvet or matte on the bottle or on the box. This matte pink, neon hue is easy to wear due to it’s matte nature. The color is bright and neon, without being loud. The matte finish keeps it wearable, so you can get away with wearing neon polish at some workplaces, and for day-to-day activities. Love that!

I’m looking forward to wearing Chanel Techno Bloom nail polish this spring season. It is a fun color that plays well with spring’s color palette; since pink acts like a neutral when it comes to beauty products. This color is fun! Get ready to feel the 1980s vibes!

Techno Bloom by Chanel is a bright, neon matte nail polish. I used two coats of color; but for a brighter look, you can apply three coats. It acts like a cream polish and offers a smooth, even application. Love that!

Chanel spring 2019 nail polish: Bleached Mauve

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If a neutral nail polish is what you are looking for, Chanel Bleached Mauve nail polish is perfect. I love this pinkish-beige hue. It is a chic neutral color that can easily be worn to the office, and for daily activities. This color is a workhorse, and can easily be worn throughout the season without worrying about clashing with any ensemble. It is the ideal nail polish color! I look forward to Chanel Bleached Mauve being my go-to nail polish color this spring 2019 season. It is a really pretty, feminine, and chic color. Love it!

This is a cream nail polish which applies evenly in two coats. It is easy to apply, and stays on with a solid color.

I tested out both colors with one base coat, two coats of color, and no top coat. Like most of Chanel’s nail polish hues, they are chip-resistant and streak-free. They are both fabulous! I’m excited that Chanel gave us two choices this season; one IT color, and one chic neutral. Love them!

You can find Chanel’s spring 2019 nail polish collection online here.

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Which color of nail polish from Chanel’s spring beauty collection is your favorite?

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XOXO
Cathy