My experience with Soapbox Soaps x Clean The World x Delta Hotels in Orlando!

This trip was sponsored by Soapbox Soaps and Delta Hotels for their exciting new partnership. I have SO much information to tell you guys, it’s amazing what they are doing. Being part of it for only two days had such an effect on me. Soapbox Soaps also works with Clean The World which is an incredible idea – just WAIT til you learn more below.

I’ll first give you a look at the new face Delta Hotel decor got! You’ll die — I wanted to stick everything in my suitcase, yes I even mean the couches and chairs. What I appreciate about Delta Hotel is that they LISTENED to the feedback on what their customers want from them. Simple Made Perfect.

You get the bare MAXIMUM: Free Wifi – Streamlined Service – Free Bottled Water – Full Service Fitness Center – A Room That Works and Concept Bar! You can view their YouTube video HERE to give you a better idea on why you need to stay at a Delta Hotel if you haven’t yet. — I know I had a blast.

The ambience they created is amazing. Just look how how bright, energetic and welcoming the lobby feels. Whether you need to take a seat to wait on a friend, read a book, head to the bar to grab a drink, maybe even a snack, OR head to the pool?! You have those options.

I also love how they have an area for the children to play outside next to the pool, so if your children aren’t old enough or ready for the pool they have their own spot!

The full service fitness center is something I appreciate! I know if Carl was with me for this trip he would of been in there. A lot of people still want to maintain their routine even while traveling or on vacation, so this is perfect.


Being able to meet Global Brand Manager Gregory Durrer was incredible. Not only is he total business goals, he’s down to earth and easy to talk to. I appreciated getting to know him over those two days and was blessed to be part of this trip.

The staff at Delta Hotel in Orlando was also incredible, everyone had a smile on their face and made you feel at home. This is a statement I can say is true, even before we had our dinner  with everyone, I roamed around and was treated great by the bellmen, customer service staff and the bartender!

So now, I want to dive into why Soapbox Soaps and Delta Hotels have teamed up to make such an amazing impact on our communities and also world wide.

Just like every hotel, when you go into your bathroom you find the mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion and usually a couple bars of soap. Did you know that even if you don’t use them, they get thrown away? Which then get dumbed into landfills….yep. Right into our Earth. Now with Soapbox Soaps teaming up with Clean The World and Delta Hotels…this isn’t happening anymore. Below you will see what happens, it’s about to blow your mind and this is only the HALF of it.

Below you can see how there are special dividers for each category. While we were there they had some volunteers during their Spring Break diving into help. If you’re in the Orlando area you can contact Clean The World to donate your time as well. Trust me, it’s worth a trip.

Everything you see below are the collections from the hotels! Used and New! They get dumped into categories, cleaned, sanitized and guess what?!? Then able to be packaged up and handed out to those who need them.

They also collect bars of soap…as you can see blurred out in the background in one of my photos below is thousands of used and new bars of soap. What am I holding in my hand? The finished product! Take the old, used, and even new…melt it down, clean it, sanitize it and create something we can use. #CleanTheWorld

I was so blessed to meet a new friend on this trip! This is a photo of Ni’Kesia and I before we started digging in and making over 1,000 hygiene kits with the rest of the team. (Ps, follow her- she’s a killer writer and blogger: www.instagram.com/kesi_p )

If you stay at any Delta Hotel you will be able to experience the real feeling of giving back by simply using those travel sized products in your room! How? Well, let me tell you! Below you will see how the bottle has a code, that code let’s you see where the other item was donated. No joke! You can really see where it went.  Simply head to Soapboxsoaps.com and type in your code to find out where! Also by purchasing any Soapbox Soap products either online or in stores like Walgreens, Target and more. Be part of a bigger picture by using products that care and give back.

Also meeting David Simnick the CEO and Co-Founder of Soapbox soaps was a blessing! He is someone who not only will motivate you to make a change, his energy is contagious. You can tell how much he believes and loves what he does. Thank you David for letting me be a small part of something so big. I will forever be a supporter of Soapbox Soaps!

I highly recommend you try some of their products, I purchased one of their sets online today. I will be doing another review here shortly so stay tuned. I know I loved these minis so I’m thrilled and excited to get my hands on more!

I hope this inspires you to do something on your own to do your part. Whether it’s something big or something small, everything counts. I know I will be doing more!

Follow Along on Social!

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xx, Tonya Michelle

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5 Minute Beauty Look with Kroger Beauty Event & an Instant Coupon!

Hey Everyone!

As we all know, some drugstores and the beauty isle in our grocery stores have really stepped their game up when it comes to beauty products, and Kroger is no exception! There is just something about being able to pick up groceries, household items, AND make-up and beauty products all in one place. Plus, there’s even a KILLER coupon below. It’s an INSTANT one!!

I’ve partnered up with Kroger to share this awesome event coming up on 3/7/18 – 3/20/18. The Kroger Beauty Event is going to have some killer deals like – Spend $15 on any Maybelline, L’Oreal, Neutrogena, Covergirl and Sally Hansen products and save $5 instantly! UH- YES PLEASE!

I’ve decided to create a quick video on a 5 Minute Beauty Look that I created with all of my beauty products I bought at Kroger. Spend $15 on any Maybelline, L’Oreal, Neutrogena, Covergirl and Sally Hansen products and save $5 instantly! products from Kroger!

Below you’ll find a BEFORE photo with me and AFTER, yep that’s right — NO makeup to my completed look. It’s a simple and easy look to achieve.

Also, I have linked the products for you directly from the Kroger website – take a look below for all of the products I used! I really hope you guys enjoy the video I posted on Instagram, you can check it out HERE and are able to take advantage of everything Kroger has to offer.

 

Beauty Products I used:

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – Direct link HERE

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer- Direct link HERE

L’Oreal Infallible Lip Gloss – Direct link HERE

Covergirl perfect Blend Basic Black Eye Pencil – Direct link HERE

Neutrogena Skinclearing Mineral Powder – Direct link HERE

Covergirl cheekers copper radiance bronzer – Direct link HERE

Covergirl cheekers blush – Direct link HERE

 

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Hair Food – Infused with Honey Apricot!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hair Food. The opinions and text are all mine.

I recently discovered Hair Food – I decided to end my evening last night with a good read and pampering myself and my new hair extensions to some extra love! I’m excited to share my review below and thank you Hair Food for partnering with me on this review.

Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Infused with Honey Apricot Fragrance is the set I decided try. My hair tends to need extra moisture with all the products and heat I have been using recently.

I’m such a product junkie so I’ve been super excited to give these a try. My hair was SO happy – always remember, we take care of our bodies and skin…don’t forget your hair! I also love how the Shampoo products are Sulfate, Silicone, Paraben and Mineral oil free! That is a huge check mark in my book and the way I take care of my hair and my extensions.

I always make my shower or bath experience all about pampering myself and taking time to relax – a good 20 mins of peace is always needed. I love how Hair Food is based around pampering and hydrating your hair!

Let’s dive into the Key Benefits of the Shampoo:

  • Uniquely infused with honey and apricot fragrance
  • Moisture Shampoo is designed for system use with the Moisture Conditioner. Use together for luxurious moisture and nourishment for healthy looking hair
  • Silicone Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Mineral Oil Free

Key benefits of the Conditioner:

  • Cleansing Conditioner Infused with Honey & Apricot Fragrance
  • Lightweight Cleanser that leaves hair smooth and soft
  • A conditioning recipe that gently smoothes the hair cuticle and helps protect hair against future damage
  • Paraben Free
  • Mineral Oil Free

The conditioner didn’t weigh my hair down — which I’m a fan of and personally NEED. I only use conditions half way down my hair to my ends. I don’t apply conditioner on my scalp, only shampoo!

For under $10 each, this is a great way to try a new product and give your hair the love it deserves. They also have some other great products in the line….a few I’m going to be trying in the future as well. Here are a few to keep your eye out for:

Hair Food Root Cleansing Shampoo Infused With Strawberry Ginger Fragrance

Hair Food Renew Shampoo Infused with Apple Berry Fragrance

Hair Food Volume Shampoo Infused With Kiwi Fragrance

Hair Food Gluten Free Color Care Shampoo Infused with Mandarin & Guava Fragrance

Hair Food Gluten Free Quench Shampoo Infused with Peach & Honey Fragrance

You can find Hair Food at your local CVS. Learn more here!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Inside my stay at NYFW week with Innside by Melia.

Not only is NYC one of my favorite cities EVER — I love finding new chic and incredible places to stay that won’t break the bank. Innside by Melia is a must stay hotel — I can’t wait to share my thoughts below with you. If you’re headed to the Big Apple anytime soon, make SURE you stay here and if you’ve already booked somewhere — at least stop by for lunch, dinner or drinks at the restaurant located in the heart of the lobby. #WorkTripping

I was so excited to grab my room key and start my stay! I was a little early to check in, so I grabbed lunch at the bar and a much needed drink. Can we talk about how cute the bar is?  **warning: Don’t go behind their bar, haha**

Even in the cold temps you can enjoy their “outside” seating, it’s closed in and heaters are above! At night, this area is so romantic — a great date night or even fun atmosphere to grab drinks before heading out for a fun evening. I noticed a lot of people just came to the hotel to enjoy this area. That says a lot!

There is also their gorgeous dining area on the lower level of the hotel. You can enjoy a delicious brunch here as well. Can we also take a minute to appreciate the art? Stunning right? It looked like to be made out of artificial grass. Stunning!!

Woo Hoo!! I got my room key — time for some fun…

Does anyone else love putting on the comfy hotel robe and jump in bed? Innside by Melia had two robes and two pairs of slippers in the room. Luckily, I only needed one of each but having more is always great! I mean, doesn’t this look fun?!

Not only was the hotel lobby, restaurant and bar very clean and chic…the rooms are too. I can only image how hard it is to keep these rooms up to date, clean and on point. They did a killer job. I felt like I was at home in my own space, it didn’t feel like anyone else ever stayed in the room before me.

I stayed in the King View room — two huge floor to ceiling windows, a king sized bed, a work desk and chair, enough room for all three suitcases I brought and more. The build in was my favorite – it had a place to hang all my outfits, store my shoes below, a safe and extra space for my bags, accessories and makeup. I can appreciate when a room is designed to help you stay organized and it doesn’t make you feel crowded.

The bathroom was a decent size as well. I’m all about good water pressure it comes to taking a shower, anyone else?!! No complaints here with their shower. There was a huge drawer under the sink for more storage for hair products, makeup and hair tools! Win-win!

You can see behind me in this photo the storage I was speaking of! Also there is a cute mini fridge built in as well. All waters, juice and sodas are complimentary. Yassss!!! It always bothers me when my room doesn’t have water in stock.

Just some of the other great things they have to offer:

Located in Chelsea and in convenient proximity to NoMad, Garment District, Greenwich Village and Union Square.

Walking distance to famous New York City landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, the iconic Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park, and Times Square.

Modern, spacious rooms perfect for business and leisure travelers.

Unique suites with terraces featuring breathtaking views of the Empire State Building.

2 Meeting Rooms with capacity for up to 70 persons total

Fitness Center with outdoor terrace. (Talk about a view!)

I can’t wait to stay again with the Innside. It’s time to kick your feet up, enjoy an amazing stay and not break the bank during your stay. Trust me — you’ll love it!!

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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My Favorite Products of 2017!

Favorite time of the year: Beauty Round Up!

I tried so many products in 2017 and I wanted to do a round of my favorites! Everything from my favorite makeup products, haircare and skincare. Below you will find a break down of each category and then linked items for you to easily purchase. If you have any questions feel free to reach out or send me a message on Instagram. I love being able to share my favorites with y’all!

MAKEUP:

 

Favorite Lip:

 

Favorite Concealers:

Favorite Eye Palettes:

 

Favorite Foundations:

Light to Medium Coverage

Full Coverage:

Favorite Bronzers:

Favorite Blushes:

AND Real Her Blush Palette (shown in photo above to the left) Direct link to their website is HERE.

HAIR PRODUCTS:

Hair Masks:

Shampoos:

Conditioners: 

Hair Sprays:

Heat Protectants: 

Dry Shampoos:

Also loving Amika dry shampoo but it’s currently sold out every where but EBay!!

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