Tres Jolie! The March Glam Bag from Ipsy!

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Hey ladies! I was very overwhelmed last week. Funeral, health stuff, scheduling appointments, the not-fun side of life. But I’m back, to share my latest Ipsy Glam Bag with you guys! It’s all about spring, color, light, easy, and fresh. I mentioned on Friday how much spring makes me long for pretty styles and happy looks – so this fits perfectly into my mood!

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Ipsy March Glam Bag – Tres Jolie!

How fun is this collection? The story behind it is Tres Jolie, an easy, understated French girl makeup style and vibe. The bag is a chic, pale pink color on one side, with this fun print on the other that kind of reminds me of mermaids :) It was filled with pieces that coordinate perfectly, give a nice rose gold, sun kissed bit of brightness to my face, and as always – are matched to my exact skin type and shades. {You fill out a questionnaire when you join Ipsy, so they can find the best choices that are uniquely right for you!} [Read more…]

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New Year Refresher – January Birchbox

Hey ladies! I got my newest Birchbox in the mail about a week or so ago, and wanted to give you a look at what I got this month. I am SUCH a junkie for subscription boxes – I love getting fun surprises in the mail. And, with beauty products, I’m a fickle girl. I have a few go-to products that are always in my bathroom and bag, but I love trying out new things regularly. Which can get expensive. Which is why I am loving Birchbox and Ipsy – they’re both really affordable subscriptions, I get a handful of fun new things to check out each month, and  you get deals on the full size products if you fall in love and want more. Awesomesauce.

So, this is my newest box. {See previous here.} Everyone’s will be a bit different, since you fill out a fun survey when you sign up, with your brand, color, and product preferences, so that they can customize a box just for you. And those customized items are based around a theme each month – this one is refreshing for the new year. It comes in an adorable little box, as always, and includes a really helpful insert with info about each product. Here’s what I got this month, to give you an idea of what they send when you join: [Read more…]

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Birchbox – Get a New Box of Beauty Products Monthly!

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Hey lovely ladies. Who loves the following things:

  • Beauty products?
  • Getting to try samples of products before buying – to make sure you like a color, or to make sure something works well with your skin?
  • Finding surprises in the mail? Like, FUN surprises, not unexpected bills?

If you’re like me, you love all of these. So you’ll also love this great beauty subscription box from Birchbox! This pretty package is only $10 a month, shipped right to your door, and filled with lovely luxe beauty products customized just for you. Awesome, right? Check out my first box:

Birchbox - Subscription Beauty Box [Read more…]

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Do You Know What’s Missing From Your Beauty Routine?

I’m excited to partner with Mom It Forward Blogger Network to share some awesome beauty tips – including info about the NEW #ColgateEnamelHealth Toothpaste. Compensation was received – all opinions are totally mine :)

Do you know what's missing from your beauty routine?

Do you know what’s missing from your beauty routine?

I love me some beauty products. I may have spent way more money than necessary at Sephora the past few years. {Especially when I’m a work at home mom, and don’t even wear make-up every day….} I also love lotions and potions, sprays and scrubs, perfumes and polishes…. All the girly stuff. But there’s one place that I recently realized I should give more thought to…. [Read more…]

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Shaving? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Remington. I received a product sample to facilitate my review of this home hair removal system for moms, and as a thank you for participating.

Summer is coming to an end – but that doesn’t mean the end of shaving… Sure, most of us shave our legs a lot more often during the summer months – but even once they’re covered up in leggings and boots this fall, you don’t want to let ’em get crazy-out-of-control furry, right? {The day that my toddler wanted to pet my leg and told me it was furry like a puppy was the day I realized that winter months still require shaving daily, lol.} But, as super-busy super-moms, where do you find the time? Shaving – ain’t nobody got time for that! :)

Shaving - Ain't nobody got time for that! [Read more…]

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Moms Love Shaving their Legs, Right?

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Remington, to share hair removal tips. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating….

What mom doesn’t love shaving her legs, right? When you’re enjoying a nice, quiet, relaxing bubble bath at the end of a long day – a day that consists of things like shopping, lunch with girlfriends, and maybe a stop at the spa for a massage and pedicure – and you pull out your favorite plastic drugstore razor, and soothingly swipe it up and down your legs, effortlessly removing those unwanted hairs. Those plastic razors always leave you with legs that are smooth, silky, stubble-free and ready for summer swimsuit season every time. We all love it.

Baaaahahahahahaha.

Just kidding. For most moms, the only bubble bath they are a part of is the one they give to their toddler after they’ve gotten themselves into some type of crazy-outlandish mess. Like, say… a little time spent playing in a sandbox they discover while you’re over to a friend’s house for dinner. A sandbox that’s actually a kitty litter box. After playing in the toilet. So the kitty litter gets wet and sticks in their hair and in between their toes. {Yes, this happened recently. Thankfully they are nice friends, lol.} And your day – unless you’re one of those Real Housewives types – probably has less spa day, and more work day. Whether that work is managing employees, or managing to run 327 errands in a day, it’s work. And plastic razors? I’m pretty sure we all have the same issues with those – sure, they’re a cheap way to get rid of hair. But you get what you pay for. And what you get is razor burn and rashes, stubble left behind, and legs that are way less than smooth. So what’s a busy mom to do?

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How to Create Nail Art Inspired by Spring Runway Trends

A smile is the best fashion statement – and nothing makes me smile more these days then the arrival of spring! I love the way mother nature kind of “wakes up” – shaking off the dull dreariness of winter, and brightening up with freshness and color. I totally take inspiration from mother nature this time of year – I want to throw my windows open and freshen up the house, and I’m ready to check out the spring runways to brighten up my life with fashions that are full of sparkle and color…

spring sparkle inspired fashion [Read more…]

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