Best Treatment for Dry Lips if You’re Fabulous – Giveaway

The best treatment for dry lips doesn't have to a medicinal glob that makes you want to hide indoors. In fact, the new Vaseline Lip Therapy in Pink Bubbly is my new favorite regardless of the condition of my lips. Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. Best Treatment for Dry Lips if You're Fabulous Vaseline has come a long way. They've certainly expanded from the yellow … [Read more...]

Best Smelling Body Washes that Last All Day

The best smelling body washes to me are the ones that leave you smelling fresh all day. I rarely wear perfume, so I love when my body wash provides a light scent that lasts. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. The Best Smelling Body Washes I am not even kidding when I tell you that Caress® Mystique Forever causes me to sniff my arm multiple times per day. It smells that … [Read more...]

6 Drugstore Makeup Must Haves for a Fresh Spring Look

It's that time of year when I clean out my makeup area. Most of it is old enough to go straight into the garbage. I plan to minimize the area and stock it with some drugstore makeup must haves. I was sent a batch of CoverGirl products to try out, and this post contains affiliate links. And let's just clarify right away that I am far from a makeup artist! My lifestyle has changed to the … [Read more...]

Find your Best Daily Routine – Remix Your Regimen

Finding your best daily routine can be a challenge. The recipe for a productive day takes a lot more than just rolling out of bed and brushing your teeth. I find this especially hard now that I work from home. I can literally fall out of bed and go straight to my computer. As awesome as that is, it certainly doesn't set me on an energetic path. Sponsored post by Lunchbox. All opinions are my … [Read more...]

Smooth Skin Shower Sanctuary

Smooth skin can be difficult to achieve once the winter weather gets brutal. So far, we have been lucky with a mild winter, but I have no doubt that will change. Chicago weather can change hourly, so I want to prepare my skin with my daily shower routine. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. Operation: Smooth Skin all Winter Honestly, sometimes showering feels like a chore. … [Read more...]

Wearing Lingerie Every Night Makes Dreams More Fun Giveaway

It's amazing how quickly I can find myself too busy to make myself feel good. How does that even make sense? I used to put my favorite lotion on everyday after a shower. I used to love wearing lingerie to sleep every night--even if it was just me in the bed. I used to feel beautiful simply because what I was wearing was attractive. Now, I rotate between old tees and boxers to sweat pants and … [Read more...]

Beauty Subscription Boxes Unboxing Videos

Beauty subscription boxes are so fun to receive if you are into makeup, skincare, and other beautification items. Subscribing to monthly boxes allows you to try new things without the full commitment of purchasing the items outright. On our quest to become more comfortable with YouTube (haha), Shelley and I have been unboxing subscription boxes. This is a roundup of the beauty subscription boxes … [Read more...]

Positive Tweeting to Encourage Positive Thinking

Positive thinking seems to be more challenging these days, doesn't it? I think it has a lot to do with social media and our instant access to, well, everything. We now know the news as it happens, what our friends had for breakfast, and everything else you can think of. Social media is amazing like that, but it also has a dark side. Did you know that last year women sent out over 5 million … [Read more...]

Back to School for Girls – How to Build Confidence

Going back to school can be a difficult time for some kids. It's important to have some tips on how to build confidence. Many kids are excited to head back to see their friends, meet new ones, and start new adventures. Unfortunately, that's not the case for everyone. Some children need esteem building tools to brave their peers. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. How to … [Read more...]

NuMe Curling Wand – Create Different Curls and Waves with Lustrum

A professional curling wand is the only way that I have gotten my hair to hold a curl. Let me make it very clear that I am far from a professional. I received a NuMe Curling Wand for review purposes, and I am using affiliate links in this post. All opinions are my own. The NuMe Lustrum has five different wands to create a variety of curls and waves. NuMe Curling Wand - The Lustrum This … [Read more...]

Conair Quick Twist Works on Thin Hair

My daughter and I have really fine, thin hair. It won't hold a curl, a perm, and braids quickly slip out. I'm happy to report that the Conair Quick Twist™ actually works on our hair. This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received the Conair Quick Twist Double Stranded Braider for my own personal use. All opinions, text, and experiences are my … [Read more...]

Get Touchable Wavy Hair

I have portions of naturally wavy hair. There is a patch of tight waves in the back while the rest of my strands are straight. Trust me, I would be all about letting my hair air-dry every day if I could get a uniform look. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are 100% my own. Bringing out my natural waves with TRESemme products. So much easier than curling it all! #YSYW #ad #hair … [Read more...]

American Beauty #SuaveAmericanBeauty

What does American Beauty mean to you? For me, it means more of an inner beauty than outer. I immediately thought of many members of my family who are the complete package of beauty. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. Suave and Kroger have teamed up to celebrate the new, unique, and optimistic face of American Beauty: You! When I think of American Beauty, three qualities … [Read more...]

Mystery Shampoo and Conditioner Trial

Shampoo and conditioner are two products I use daily. I love to experiment and try out different kinds. For the past week, I have been using mystery products. I will find out next week which brand they are. Don't worry, I will be letting you know, too. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. Mystery Shampoo and Conditioner - #MysteryHairCare You know how you see the people on … [Read more...]

Keep Calm and Lip Balm – What’s In Your Bag?

We had a family gathering over the weekend. My Aunt was in town from Colorado, so we all got together at my Grandparents' house to visit. Being the normal person that I am, I asked them to all dump out their purses. ;) Sponsored post by Lunchbox. Keep Calm and Lip Balm - What's In Your Bag? I normally don't give much thought as to what's in a persons' bag, but it is a little intriguing if … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Shiny Hair with Less Frizz #SaveAndShine

Shiny hair can be difficult to achieve on hot, humid days. Using the right products and techniques can help increase your chances of winning the battle of your hair vs. the weather. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. I have said many times that I have thin hair. My friend/hair stylist has corrected me. I have fine hair, not thin. Meaning that I have a lot of hair, but the … [Read more...]

7 Beauty Tips from the Women in My Family – $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Beauty tips tend to be passed on through the generations. During a recent family gathering, I was able to ask some of the women in my life which beauty tips they treasured the most. Lunchbox has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. The bond between mothers and daughters can be one of the strongest ever. I love witnessing the mother-daughter relationships in my family. Now that … [Read more...]

Exfoliating Body Scrub Recipe

Make a body scrub and create your own spa day from home. Trips to the spa might be rare, but it's easy to create mini spa days from home. Body scrub recipes are easy to make. With the new Body Benefits by Body Image® skincare collection at ULTA, you will be on your way to affordable relaxation from the comfort of your own home. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my … [Read more...]

Beauty Supply from Outside the Gene Pool #beautystory

Possessing beauty is often thanks to being part of a fortunate gene pool. But often it's because of knowledge, grace, and etiquette passed on by those outside of our family members--girlfriends, celebrities, bloggers... Beauty can be taught. I'm going to tell you my #beautystory about my go-to beauty supply found in two of my close friends. Jennifer already told you about some inspiring beauties … [Read more...]

Next Level Cleansing with Sonic Technology

Sonic technology brings cleansing to another level. For a deeper cleansing, the Silk'n SonicCleanPlus is a device you can use at home for the body and face. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. My skin has always been a trouble area for me. It's oily, zitty, and constantly feels greasy. Now that I am in my thirties, you can add wrinkles into the mix. Gone are the days of … [Read more...]

Hydrate your Skin with LANEIGE Water Products

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LANEIGE. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Hydrate your Skin with LANEIGE Water Products When you are looking to hydrate your skin, a product with "water" in its name is quite alluring. LANEIGE water science complex helps address all … [Read more...]

How to Grow Your Hair Faster – Viviscal Hair Growth Program

How to grow your hair faster, so many people I know would love to know the secret to speeding up hair growth. Through my partnership with Viviscal, I can give you my experience with their system. Product and compensation were received, but all opinions are my own. How to Grow Your Hair Faster My only complaint about my hair is how thin it is. It has always grown somewhat quickly, but the … [Read more...]

My Gram – My Fashion Inspiration and Beauty Icon

My fashion inspiration and beauty icon has always been my Gram. My grandparents raised me, so my grandma was the one to help shape my personal style. Sponsored post by Lunchbox. My Fashion Inspiration and Beauty Icon Raising her own six kids and then stepping up to the plate to raise me, my Gram has always been an inspiration in many ways. As I get older, I recognize and appreciate her … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Never Aging #Adaline #IC

Never aging might sound like a dream, but there would be some downfalls, as well. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lionsgate. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. The Age of Adaline Movie The Age of Adaline is a unique, romantic movie for all ages. This mystical film is more than the typical love story. Viewers will … [Read more...]

Best Spring Game Face – My 7 Step Plan

Mike and I did some major spring cleaning over the weekend. It made me think that it's also time to clean up myself. I need to get into spring-mode and get my game face on. This winter did a serious number on me, and my skin is hurting. With signs of spring trickling in, I feel inspired to make some positive changes. Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own. My Plan to Get My … [Read more...]

Proactiv Plus Review

This year I turned 30. It is really not a huge deal. I mean it's just a number, right? Well, yeah, except all sorts of strange things are happening to my skin. Age spots, wrinkles, acne, dryness, greasiness. What is going on?! I thought a benefit of aging would at least be less acne. Now I just have acne AND wrinkles. I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of … [Read more...]

Hairfinity Hair Vitamins – Celebrity Hair Secret #hairfinity

Every woman that I know does something to their hair. I think every woman I know at least highlights their hair. It's common to put our locks through a lot these days, so it's important to make sure that we nourish them from within. I received product and compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. Hairfinity Hair Vitamins I am lucky in that my hair has always seemed to grow … [Read more...]

Ready for Fall Hair with NEXXUS® at Walgreens Savings

Fall hair colors tend to be deeper, richer, and more luxurious in my opinion, and I am looking forward to a new hairstyle for the season. To get started with a healthy base, it's best to use great hair products like, NEXXUS®. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. Ready for Fall Hair I am so overdue for a hair change. It's been so long that I now actually know what … [Read more...]

Importance of Confidence #BeautyIs

Confidence and positive self-esteem are two things I have always struggled with. To this day I have to force myself to be confident and not put myself down. Having confidence is about so much more than beauty. It's about loving the person that you are. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. I am happy to be a part of this campaign on such an important topic about what … [Read more...]

I HAD Facial Hair and Acne #SilknProducts #MC #Sponsored

Yeah, I'm a girl. And I had facial hair. I have come to accept that the human body is pretty much just repulsive so I don't mind sharing since we all have to deal with our own grotesque issues. I received the Silk'n Flash&Go Permanent Hair Removal Device to facilitate my review and I have used affiliate links where applicable. But all thoughts and opinions are my own. #MC … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #WalgreensBeauty Twitter Party

Join us for the #WalgreensBeauty Twitter party! Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about must have summer beauty products! On August 13 2014 at 3:00pm ET, please join us for the #WalgreensBeauty Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing go-to looks and summer trends, and giving you a chance to win prizes! My summer beauty routine is quite … [Read more...]

Summer Sun Protection Routine with NEUTROGENA

Sun protection is a huge part of my summer skin care routine. Thanks to my partnership with Lunchbox, I am sharing some ways to perfect your routine and to save you some money with NEUTROGENA®. All opinions are my own. So, our skin has been cooped up all winter and all it wants is to soak up those sun rays. That's fine, but do it safely. I am a true believer that sunshine is good for you, but … [Read more...]

Value your Beauty with Dove and Family Dollar

The words family and beauty immediately make me think of my Gram. She is a true beauty inside and out. Not only is she a gorgeous 81 year old fox, but she has a beautiful, genuine, and caring soul. This post is brought to you by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. This campaign is making me realize that my Gram and I do not have enough good pictures together. She hates photos and usually … [Read more...]

Hydrolyzed Collagen Products from NeoCell

Hydrolyzed Collagen products from NeoCell were sent to me for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.  Most of us are trying to fight the aging process and on the hunt for products to help us do so.  As seen on the Dr. Oz show recently, hydrolyzed collagen is an effective way to help promote skin elasticity and fight the signs of aging. Hydrolyzed Collagen Products from NeoCell NeoCell sent … [Read more...]

Join me at the #WalgreensBeauty Twitter Party

It's a new year and a perfect opportunity to explore new trends to update your look.  Walgreens is the ultimate beauty destination to find everything you need from head to toe.  Enhance your natural beauty with a swoop of the new L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara, or go all out with haircare, skincare, and oral whitening products.  Walgreens knows how to be beautiful and has great savings on beauty and … [Read more...]

Kid-Safe Nail Polish from Piggy Paint

I am so excited about Christmas coming – this year we are going to be ready. I promise. (It all has to do with me starting to plan in October). I have a couple little girls (nieces) on my list, and gifts for them are always super pink and super fun to shop for! I was excited to find Piggy Paint, and even more excited when they sent me some to review! Piggy Paint Kid Friendly Nail Polish I hadn’t … [Read more...]

Aloette Red Wine Peel Exfoliant

ALOETTE Red Wine Peel Exfoliant was provided to me at no cost.  All opinions are my own.  Wine night has taken on a new meaning in this house.  It now consists of me applying it to my face! Aloette Red Wine Peel Exfoliant It's no secret that wine contains several anti-oxidant properties.  In moderation, drinking it has many health benefits.  Turns out, it's also a great exfoliant and … [Read more...]

Dove Clear Tone Deodorant for Prettier Armpits

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dove. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.  All opinions are my own. Dove Clear Tone Deodorant for Prettier Armpits Have you ever seen a person with completely smooth underarms?  I never understand how one achieves this look.  With all the abuse … [Read more...]

How Clean is Your Smile #FABSmile

I have spent an astronomical amount of money on my teeth, which is why I feel like my smile better be worth a million bucks.  When offered the chance to work with, I was thrilled.  I am getting a whole year's membership for free but all my thoughts and opinions are my own. How Clean is Your Smile? Oral hygiene is an incredibly important part of your health, appearance and … [Read more...]

Calvin Klein Summer 2013 Body Spray Sweepstakes

Just complete the sweepstakes entry form for a chance to win a bottle of Calvin Klein Summer 2013 Body Spray valued at $54.95. One winner will be chosen at random on January 1st, 2014. The winner will be notified by email and the body spray will be shipped within 3-5 business days after the contest ends. Promotion valid for United States residents only, you must be 18 or older to enter, contest … [Read more...]

Filtered Shower Water for Beautiful Hair and Skin #T3Source

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for T3. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating. My hair may not be dyed, but it is light blonde and dries out really quickly.  Having Chicago water is really hard on my hair and skin.  I am constantly using all kinds of product to try and replenish moisture to my hair and skin due … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk about Nails #IHeartMyNailArt Twitter Party #cbias

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  I am being compensated to host this Twitter party as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® #cbias #SocialFabric Our nails are like tiny accessories that we can change up to express our style, mood, or match an outfit.  The possibilities are endless and there's no salon required.  With the help of products … [Read more...]

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