5/22/2018

What I Use To Clean My Face #facialscrubber


I have seriously been trying to take way better care of my skin these days. I'm sure I've mentioned it in previous posts. I love to experiment with a variety of tools to get my face as clean as possible. 
I wash my face every single morning and evening. The days of me falling asleep with makeup and just not caring are looooonnnngggg gone!

I sometimes use washcloths, but lately I've been using my new facial scrubber pads.

Here is what they look like:

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It comes in a pack of two as you can see above. They are silicone and fit in the palm of your hand. They are shaped the way that they are for a reason. The pointy tip, which has a top layer of tiny soft, but firm bristles, is meant for cleaning the sensitive areas of your face. I'm talking about around your nose and the corners of your eyes. 

The middle bristle area has somewhat larger dots that are meant for exfoliating, softening, and removing blackheads. 

The largest dots are at the bottom. These more coarse bristles are meant for massaging your skin and enhancing blood flow. 

You apply some water and cleanser onto your face or directly onto the pad and scrub your face clockwise a few times, and the counterclockwise. Rinse off, repeat.

I can surely say that it feels really nice on my face and definitely does a great job at cleansing it. 

Another neat thing that you can do with these pads is clean your makeup brushes!

WHAT?????

Yeah, and since two come in a pack, you can use one for your face and one for your brushes. 
Oh, and by the way, they each have a suction cup on the back so that you can wash them off and stick them onto a shower, porcelain surface, or mirror to air dry. Then, they'll be easily accessible too. 

I love how easy you can clean these and reuse each day.

You can find these right here.

Here's my video review, giving you a tiny peek at how I use them on my own face:



Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 

5/20/2018

Lucky & Me Clothing for Kids

My silly little girl is so active these days, so I try to dress her up in clothes that are comfortable, that she can actually move around in. 
I still want her to look cute, though, you know?

Have you heard of Lucky & Me?

They have such adorable clothing and it's made from ultra comfy material, which is perfect for kids who are always on the go. 
Kids like my daughter, for sure!

They sent me two pairs of shorts. 

Here are the Jada Bike Shorts:


These shorts are really great for wearing under dresses, skirts, pants, uniforms, or solo, with a pretty t shirt. I love the lace along the bottom and the tiny little fish picture on the side. 


You can find these in a 3 pack on the site. They are available in three different colors. They are made from soft tri-blend material- cotton, modal, and spandex. They are tag free and machine washable. 



These are the Ella Dance Shorts:


These are also available in packs of three, in a variety of colors. 
They are also tagless and have a pretty rhinestone embellishment on the side. They are made from nylon and spandex. 
These are great for exercising, running, dancing, gymnastics, tumbling, etc. 



I honestly like both pairs of shorts. They fit well and my daughter was able to run around all over the place just fine. No complaints whatsoever!
There are several other types of clothing to pick from on the site, from leggings, underwear, camisoles, socks, dresses, racerback tops, boxers, and t-shirts. Clothing available for both boys and girls. 

It's a wonderful site, really, and I will definitely be stopping by again really soon. 

Visit their website

Connect with Lucky & Me
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Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for my unbiased review. 

5/17/2018

Personalized Cart Gifts for Couples

So, my husband and I are going on eight years this year. We've been married for almost five. Our anniversary just so happens to be right around the corner so I was trying to put together a few gifts for him. We're the type that like to shower one another with a nice little assortment of presents every year. 
I just heard about this great site called PersonalizedCart that has some really beautifully unique gifts for couples. Well, actually, they have gifts for men, women, bridesmaids, groomsmen, moms, and dads. 

I couldn't decide on what I wanted right away because of how many amazing options they have to pick from. I mean, seriously, they have something for every occasion! They have personalized money clips, cutting boards, welcome mats, stockings, ornaments, bottle openers, jewelry, frames, you name it.

I ended up picking a personalized cutting board and it is gorgeous!


First off, I chose a cutting board since him and I both love spending a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking up some really delicious vegan meals. 
They have so many different image options to pick from. I picked the sugar skull design because it's the theme you mostly see in our kitchen. I also had them add in our names at the bottom. They will engrave names, initials, special dates, or wording of your choice at no additional charge. 



Look at that detail! It's beautiful. The cutting board is made from black walnut wood. 



I love the way that our names look at the bottom. 



This is the backside of it. 
They have these boards available in three different sizes. I choose the middle size. 

I'm really pleased with how it came out. It's so pretty that I kind of just want to keep it displayed and not even use it! Haha. 

I will surely be coming back to this site to pick out gifts for relatives and friends in the future. 


I made a nice little video so you can see the board in a little more detail:


Don't forget to visit PersonalizedCart for some really neat gifts for the special people in your life!

Connect with Personalized Cart
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Disclaimer: I received this product i exchange for my unbiased review. 

5/12/2018

#Cool-Jams Pajamas Review

Alright, so I don't know where your from, but in my part of Texas, I'm already dreading the temperature. It was raining quite a bit the last few weeks, but now the heat is here. 
And sadly, it's only going to get hotter.
Ugh.
I hate even thinking about the upcoming summer. 

Luckily, thanks to Cool-Jams, I'll be able to keep cool at night!

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This is a rose colored night gown that I picked out to review. They do have a few other colors available, but I have a thing for pink. Isn't it cute?
I think it's pretty stylish for something I'm going to be sleeping in too!

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I'm really digging this shade of pink, by the way, and the material is oh so comfy. 

Let me tell you more about this amazing line of products.

So, you know how sometimes you get super hot at night, sweaty, gross, and uncomfortable?
Well, not with Cool-Jams!
The material works like magic, in my opinion. It is temperature regulating. 
This means that it wicks away moisture, dries quicker than cotton, and keeps you cool. But, wait, there's more. 
In the winter, it does the opposite-it keeps you warm!
Wow, I know.

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I am so happy in this gown. I love the racerback design and it also has a built in elastic bra band for a bit of extra support, which I definitely need up there. I made sure to size up to a medium, because I like my pajamas to be comfortable, and breathable. I could not stand wearing something too constricting when I'm trying to sleep.
Also, you can't see in these pics, but I talk about it in the video I made below, there are slits at the bottom of the dress. There is one on each side, so although the bottom half has a slim skirt style, your legs still have room to move. 
I like that. Again, it does not restrict movement. 

Oh, and for those of you who are not really into gowns, there are also pants available. There are tank tops, full long sleeve pajamas sets, (which I NEED to get my hands on for the winter), and even bedding, sheets, comforters, and pillows too.

This clothing and bedding line is seriously perfect for people suffering from hormonal issues, hot flashes, pregnant women, or people who just get hot or too cold easily. They are also great for travel. 
One last cool thing that I wanted to add is that yes, they are washer dryer safe, but they also don't get all wrinkled. Yay!


Learn more about Cool-Jams right here.

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 



#Bocotube Asymmetrical Dress Review


Well, as you can all see, I've been trying out a few new styles of dresses lately. I have been wearing a few more dresses that are a bit more modest than what I used to wear.
I have a brand new dress to show you all 

Here it is

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Definitely more conservative than what most people have seen me in, right?

It's pretty though.
I love the asymmetrical, hi-low, floral hem that it has. 

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This is what it looks like when it's on. You can see the difference in the color of the hem from the rest of the dress better this way. It's not as dark black as the rest. 
If you notice in the pic, there are also pockets!!! Yes. Kind of reminds me of a certain scene in the movie Bridesmaids, when Kristen Wiig is going on and on about the flowy bridesmaids dress, and how it has pockets, and blah blah blah. Haha. Sorry. I love that movie.

I wore it with pink sandals, but of course it can be worn with the shoes of your choice. Pretty heels would be amazing with it. 

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Please forgive the look on my face. It was just hard not to squint in the ultra bright sun outdoors!

I wore it with a belt, simply because, hey, I like wearing dresses with belts, okay? I also have a necklace on, but sadly, it blended in since it was also black. I think silver, gold, or even pink might have been a way better choice. 
The material of the dress is not too thick and although you might not really see it here, in some bright lighting, the dress is not very opaque. I think it's a good idea to wear something dark colored underneath, or a slip. 

Here is what it looks like in different lighting, in front of my ever-so-popular mirror upstairs.

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I truly like the style of this dress. 

And one more pic, in another room, with bright lighting

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It's a relaxed fit. I do not like to wear things that are too fitting that often. (Without the belt it's even more relaxed.) I want to be comfy in my clothes as often as possible, especially since I have a little one that I'm constantly running after. 
This dress is just right for casual events, by the way, but it can definitely be worn for a more dressy affair as well. 
Perhaps, a fancier belt, some beautiful jewelry, gorgeous high heels, hair and makeup all done up...

Want to see more of this dress?


Where can you purchase this pretty dress? Right here.


Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 





5/10/2018

5D DIY Rhinestone Rose Canvas Art #anxietykiller


So, you know how there are those paint by number projects that you can buy at the store?
Well, I've just learned about something really similar, except instead of painting, you stick tiny beads onto a sticky canvas that already has a picture on it. 

It is super cool! Here is what comes in the set.

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The set includes, sticky canvas, several bags of rhinestone beads, tweezers, sticky putty, bead pen, bead tray, and instructions.

Basically, what you do is peel back a side of the paper , (it's easiest to do it this way so that you don't get anything else stuck to the sticky area. Also, make sure not to get this area wet so you won't ruin the visibility of the numbers), and then read the legend along the side of the page.



There are numbers, letters, and symbols that correspond to each bag of beads. You get the right bag of beads, pour into the bead tray, and then dab the pink bead pen into the sticky putty and capture a bead on the tip.
If this all sounds too complicated, no worries, I made a video showing this a little more in detail. 

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This is what the picture looked like when complete!!! Yes, I finished it. It took me about a week to finish this entire thing, but you know what?
It was totally worth it. It is definitely a good way to kill time, relieve stress, soothe your anxiety, and teach you a bit about patience.
I absolutely loved working on it and now it is hanging in my daughter's room. She really liked it.

If you want to make it look even fancier, you can also place this in a wooden or metal frame before mounting it on the wall!

Here is my video:

You can find this product here.


Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 


Does Your Living Space Need A Makeover? #greatIdeaHub

I'm always looking for new ways to update my home and yard. I get bored easily with things looking the same day after day, so every few weeks I hop on my computer and scour the internet for new ideas. 



I stumbled across a site called Great Idea Hub the other day, and was really impressed by all of the very creative designs and tips that they have to offer. 
From tips on how to declutter your house, how to choose the perfect headboard for your bed, how to add the illusion of a bigger space in your bathroom, types of countertops to make your kitchen pop, and so, so many more ideas. 
They literally have numerous suggestions for every single room in your home. 

There are some really beautiful pictures that you can view on the site, some of breathtaking architectural designs, and even DIY guides to spark your artistic side. 
I spent a really long time perusing the articles and galleries, and I found myself wanting to go through each and every room in my house and redo them! While I might not be able to do them all right away, at least now I have put together some plans for the near future. 

Does your home, office, or particular room need a makeover?
Don't forget to check out their website below. 

Visit Great Idea Hub 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. 

5/08/2018

Amazing Hair Products From Jose Eber

I'm so excited to share the latest products that I received with you guys.
They are from the Jose Eber hair care line.
You've probably heard of him---the world famous celebrity stylist. He has worked with tons of clients, including Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Farrah Fawcett, several models, and more. 

This is the first time I've gotten the opportunity to try out some of the tools from his line and I simply could not wait! 

Here is what I received:



This nozzle slips onto the barrel of your hair dryer and has a small bottle that attaches to it. You fill that bottle with the included Argan Oil Serum or Heat Activated Volumizing Serum (must purchase separately). While drying your hair, you shake the dryer gently from side to side to infuse your hair. 



(to be used with the Infusion Treatment Nozzle) 
It helps moisturize the hair, enriches it with fatty acids, deeply penetrates the hair shaft, and adds volume. 




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This hair dryer uses infrared heat to dry your hair quicker and makes your hair shinier and smoother. It has four variable speeds, a cool shot button, and is lightweight. 







This is a really nice case, with mat attached. You can remove the mat by unsnapping it. It can hold your curling wand or flat iron. It protects whatever surface you place it on from heat damage.  

As you can see inside, there is a place that you can slip the barrel of your iron into. It is great for when you are in a rush and your iron might be a tiny bit warm. I wouldn't recommend you storing it while it's hot though. 



 This incredible set includes: 

25mm Clipless Curling Iron
1.25" Ceramic Flat Iron
Petite Mini Flat Iron
Quickshine Infrared Blow Dryer (previously mentioned above)

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Clipless Curling Iron

This is a really neat iron. It is clipless, so it doesn't leave ugly crimps in your hair or snag your hair while you'r ecurling it. It does get very hot, so it comes with a heat protected glove. It heats up to 410 degrees F. There is no adjustable dial on it, but it works great. It is also tourmaline ceramic, with negative ion technology.

It does take some practice to get into the jist of how to use it, but once you get the hang of it, it will create beautiful beachy waves or loose curls in your hair. 

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1.25" Ceramic Flat Iron

This is seriously the best flat iron that I have ever used on my hair. It has 100% ceramic plates, which I need for my type of super curly hair. It has an adjustable heat knob, that ranges from 180-430 degrees F. It also has negative ion technology.
I love that I can get my hair super straight, or even create big pretty curls!
It straightens my hair a lot faster than I'm what I'm used to, without frying it.
I truly love this iron so much. 


The Petite Travel Straightener works really well too. It doesn't have an adjustable heat setting, but it does get really hot, quickly and delivers super straight, slick hair just as well as the bigger iron. That's amazing for a 6 inch iron!
It ranges from 180-410 degrees F, has tourmaline ceramic plates, and negative ion technology. It's the perfect iron for traveling. 



Overall, I am so pleased with how well every single one of these products works. There are several other tools, hair products, and accessories to choose from on the site. The prices are excellent and the products are definitely worth it!
They are having a couple of amazing giveaways on their site, so don't forget to check them out for your chance to win.



Connect with Jose Eber 


Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for my unbiased review. 

5/05/2018

Georgeous Mermaid Makeup Brushes #MAANGE


In case you haven't noticed, Unicorn and Mermaid themed products are totally the in thing right now.
I cannot go one day without scrolling by something in either of those categories whether it be on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or even YouTube.

These synthetic makeup brushes from MAANGE fit right in.
Just look at them 

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Yes, all three come in the pack! They are all different shapes, which is perfect if you want to try and up your makeup application game, like the pros.
You can use one for contouring, one for foundation, one for highlighting, setting powder, concealer...
Use them with liquid, cream, gel, or powder makeup. 

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The ombre aqua purple shell is so pretty, and OMG, I am in love with those bright crimson bristles!
This is the rounded brush.

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This is the flat brush. As you can also see, the brand name and number of the brushes is written along that mermaid shell. 

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Here is the angled brush. I'll bet you're wondering about what those bristles feel like right?
They are soft, like velvet, but still firm enough for exact, precise application of your makeup.
The brushes each fit in the palm of your hand. They are just the right size!

What's also great about their size, is that they can fit in your purse, or in a travel bag. There are no long handles to worry about, like with those bigger brushes. 

Here's my little video review for you all

Get these brushes here! You'll be under the sea like Ariel, in no time!! Keep them for yourself, or hey, Mother's Day is right around the corner too...hint, hint...


Disclaimer: I received these brushes at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review.