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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…]


Spring Dresses are Here – Are You Ready?? #DialNutriskin

spring dresses - easy fashion for busy moms

Are you ready for spring fashions?

Of course we’re all ready for the great changes that come along with spring – flowers, sunshine, fun outdoor events – but are YOU ready for spring? Spring fashion means sandals, dresses, bright colors – and smooth skin! Are YOU ready to rock your spring look? I know that for me, my skin gets a little bit neglected during those cold winter months, when it’s bundled up under loads of snuggly layers. Plus, I have pretty dry skin, and it always acts up a bit as seasons change. To be able to rock the fun spring dresses that are popping up more and more frequently at my fave shopping spots, I needed to get my skin smooth, soft, and lookin’ good again. I  have so many events coming up – including a spur-of-the-moment trip to Texas in just over a week – so I’ll finally have opportunities to wear great outfits that I’ve been putting together on Polyvore, like this fun spring look above.

Shopping for Dial NutraSkin

Shopping for Spring Fashion Essentials

There are a few things that I consider spring fashion essentials – Flip flops, sunglasses, a new pair of great wedges, a dress or two, bright accessories – and some fun beauty products including some moisturizing body lotions. You just can’t throw on those dresses if you’ve got yucky winter legs, right? I’ve heard some pretty awesome things about this new NutriSkin line of lotions from Dial, and love trying the newest products, so I was excited to give it a try.

Empty shelf at walmart

Checking out the choices

My Walmart did NOT have a very wide selection of the new NutriSkin products to choose from – and I was pretty disappointed that they didn’t have my first choice, the Firming Replenishing style. {See the rest of our #DialNutriskin shopping trip on Google+} But that’s ok – I picked up a couple of others; I got the Extra Dry Skin version for me, and the Men’s style for the Mister. {He loves it when I remember to buy “dude products”, lol} – I had an outdoor party to attend later that week, so I was hoping that this stuff would be as good as I’d heard, and get me lookin’ good with a quickness – I had a cute denim skirt that I was eager to wear!

party outdoors spring

Lovin’ the results!!

I’m totally pleased to let you know that this stuff ROCKS!! I was totally able to let my legs out of their winter hibernation, and out into the sunshine at the party. Seriously – I used this stuff twice a day for 5 days. There is such a huge difference! I wish I could show you better photos – but since I’m working with just an iPhone for a couple weeks here, I couldn’t get any good close up photos. But if you suffer from a bit {or a lot!} of dryness, this stuff is going to get you ready for spring and summer, and all the awesome fashions that come along with it – and it’ll give you results fast. Love it, right?

{Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias. All photos, opinions, and results are 100% my own!}