Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy FALL Y'all - FINALLY!

We've made it!  
Today is the first day of fall 2017!  

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Who's as excited as me?
Do you know what this means?
Oh wait...that's what my sister thinks it's means when fall arrives!  HA HA!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!  
We get to pull out the hoodies, the uggs, drink hot chocolate and snuggle under blankets and enjoy the cool crisp autumn air that blows freely through our home in the evenings.  I LOVE IT!
It means that the leaves will be changing colors and life just seems to, for some reason, go a little calmer and smoother in these months as the old sheds away, to make way for the new that will be arriving!
SO HAPPY FALL Y'all (my parents live in Texas and that's how they pronounce YOU ALL) and enjoy today and the lead up to the HOLIDAY SEASON!  WOOHOO!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time For A PUPPY Update...

It's been awhile since I've updated you all on our puppy, 
Harley Quinn!  
I bet you're curious how our puppy training is going?

Harley was purchased on our own accord.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about our puppy or her growth!
She is officially 4 months old today!  
She has finished her puppy shots, is fully potty & crate trained and is growing every day!  She is my shadow when I am home, following me all around the house while I do chores!  I'd like to think she's a little attached to me!  She is not a fan of the vacuum cleaner (but I don't think any dog is) and really likes to play outside!
She is learning to do tricks ("dance with me", sit and "sit pretty")!
She is obsessed with ice cubes! LIKE OBSESSED!
And she plays very hard every day!  
So hard, in fact, I caught this picture of her asleep with her ball in her mouth!
She's adorable, rambunctious and full of life!  

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about our puppy Harley, who we purchased on our own accord or her growth & progress.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Headed Back To School In Boutique Style with @LaBellaFloraChildrensBoutique

My girls grew up way to fast!  
I say that, because I have always loved & will always love, adorable BOUTIQUE CLOTHING for little girls!   

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Ruffles and lace, adorable oversized headbands and outfits that make other mama's gasp in their cuteness happens to be something I go GAGA for!  
In fact, I used to sew my own boutique clothing because I was so obsessed with it!

Despite the fact that my girls are too big now, I have two beautiful nieces that are still little enough (and willing) to wear all the frilly & unique outfits that boutiques offer.  
One niece is starting Pre-K this year and is headed back to school in true BOUTIQUE fashion with her new LaBella Flora Children's Boutique Serendipity Midnight Blossom Outfit in Navy.

This outfit arrived in an adorable package with a personalized card included.  
Not sure they do that with all their shipped products, but I personally thought that was a sweet & adorable touch.
 This Serendipity Midnight Blossom Outfit in Navy is SO STINKIN' CUTE!  
There is really no other way to put it!  
It's actually more adorable in person than it looks in the online pictures.  

It has ruffles, it has buttons, it has the cutest matching headband and my niece fell in love with this outfit the second it was taken out of the box.  
She literally couldn't wait to model it for you guys and she didn't want to take it off when the camera was done snapping pictures!
The headband is soft, comfortable and cozy too...and my neice didn't seem to mind wearing it at all, which is not how she always acts with her hair pretties.
It even came with a few "extras", just in case it needs repaired after it's been worn awhile.  
One of the reasons I truly love BOUTIQUE clothing too, is because it washes up and wears well.   In my experience, boutique clothing can be passed down to the next child in line, should you have another daughter...because it really does hold up the wear and tear of daily wear.  
Yes, it's an investment when you buy boutique clothing (we all know it is not cheap), but you truly do get what you pay for!

SERIOUSLY!!  Could she be any cuter?

 All the other mommies will be asking my sister where she got her outfit, when she drops her off for school wearing this Serendipity Midnight Blossom Outfit in Navy.  
And I know my sister will proudly share with them that LaBella Flora Children's Boutique offers this and so much more adorable boutique girls clothing.  
She's going to have to share with all the moms...
I mean, this outfit is not just perfect for "back to school" but for professional pictures too. 
CLICK HERE to see the "BACK TO SCHOOL/FALL" line that they have in stock!  You're going to drool and your credit card might cry a little, but your "little MISS" is going to be capturing every one's attention in her adorable new boutique clothes this fall.
My sweet niece is blowing LaBella Flora Children's Boutique lots of kisses, as a "THANKS" for her adorable new back to school outfit from the Serendipity Clothing for girls collection for fall 2017.
She loves her new outfit and so do we!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for this review/feature, which my sister and niece are keeping to enjoy for the school year.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Cheap But Awesome Prescription Glasses & Sunglasses? I SAY YES to @GlassesShop

Prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses are not cheap!  
In fact, sometimes they are down right expensive.

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Being a person who has worn corrective eye wear since high school, I appreciate finding a place that offers a great selection of eyeglasses at a discount price.  In general, I'm all about finding bargains, as you guys know!  But especially as our family has grown and I'm not the only one that needs prescription eyeglasses anymore.

My oldest BONUS SON has been recently asking for prescription sunglasses.  
He spends a lot of time outside and since he wears his prescription glasses all the time, he would love to have a pair of sunglasses that can protect his eyes from the sun & help him see, all at the same time.
We had the opportunity to work with .  
They offer are vast variety of prescription glasses, prescription sunglasses and more, from their easy to use online store.  
They even have a "TRY ON" option, where you can upload a picture to see how they will look, before you make your selection.
(SEE PICTURE ABOVE, which was an older picture of him I happened to have available when we were picking out the glasses he wanted.)
He selected the Dodge Square - Black/Tortoise(Blue mirror-coating) Sunglasses .  We sent in the prescription information, measurements needed (super easy to measure) and waited a couple weeks for them to arrive.  
He's been patiently waiting for these to arrive, especially since MARCHING BAND season has started and he's outside in the sunshine for hours a day practicing.  
They arrived yesterday (in their own case with a lens cloth included) and much to my delight, they are very, very nice. They kind of remind me of a brand I am familiar with, that specialize in SUNGLASSES (not to name any names).  
These sunglasses lenses are blue, but from the side, they look purplish.  

They are definitely unique & I LOVE IT (our son does too)!  

Because this was such a simple process, ordering glasses online, I will definitely be using them again!  I'm sure he will need a replacement pair of regular vision glasses or even another pair of sunglasses (should these get broke or lost).

Have you shopped at before?
RIGHT NOW, you can use the COUPON CODE: GSHOT50 to save 50% off eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded).

If you're in need of eyeglasses and don't want to spend an arm & leg buying a pair or two, look no further and CLICK to visit their online store.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Refresh Your Fall Routine - WITH A BRIGHTER WHITE SMILE @OpticWhite

I mean, it's SEPTEMBER 1st already!
I can't believe it!  This year is just flying by!

All products for this review/feature were sent directly from Colgate/Palmolive for review purposes!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about the products being featured.

With fall arriving, that means all things pumpkin, sweaters, UGGS and brighter smiles too?  
Sure, why not?  

I'm using Colgate Optic White RADIANT toothpaste to keep my smile bright, from the inside out!  
It has a Pro-Oxide complex, that contains hydrogen peroxide, which is professionally recommended as a whitening agent for both above the tooth surface and below.  Since I'm an avid coffee drinker, I need this STRONG WHITENING POWER for my teeth.  I mean, who doesn't need help keeping their smile bright and white on a daily basis?

I got some awesome tips to share with you guys from Mario Dedivanovic, to help you guys too with some fun ways to refresh your fall routine!
  1. A lot of my clients usually brush their teeth before I apply their lips. I make sure to pack my Radiant Toothpaste by Colgate Optic White in my kit just in case someone needs it. There’s no better confidence booster than a radiant white smile!
  2. For the ultimate radiant natural looking glow from within, dab a bit of petroleum jelly onto the cheekbones and blend with fingers or a damp beauty blender. Use translucent powder only on the T-Zone area.
  3. Use cream shadows on eyelids instead of powders to create a velvet-like texture for smoky eyes that lasts all night.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Colgate's Optic White Radiant power and start brushing your teeth to a whiter future today!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Everyone's Going To Be JEALOUS Of Your Lashes - BECAUSE THEIR EPIC!

Eyelashes!  It's something you notice right away about a person's face!
Some people notice teeth!
Some people notice noses!
And lots of people (including me) notice the EYES!

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WHY?  Most of the time, it's the first place you look, when you make contact with a person!  I love making eye contact with people!  And I'm not going to lie...I do get compliments constantly about my eyes (not to brag or anything).  I was blessed with a great set of lashes (naturally) and my kids seem to have genetically been given the same gift.  
My boys especially have exactly the same eye shape, color and lashes as mine.  
NOT FAIR, right?

So because I notice eyes first, it's also the main thing that I focus on when applying my daily makeup.  I am kinda (VERY) picky about mascara.  I hate mascara that clumps!  I hate mascara with weird wands.  I just want mascara that's going to go on smoothly & evenly, not leave clumps, not make my lashes stick all together and give me even more incredible length & color, than I have naturally.
YOUNIQUE has so many amazing products...don't even get me started!  
And they have a couple new (YOU NEED THESE NOW) products for the eyes and one that has been reformulated to work even better than before...that I get to tell you about!
I was sent the MOODSTRUCK ULTIMATE LASH TRIO to try out!
This trio includes:

I've been using the Moodstruck Esteem Lash Serum for about two weeks.  
I've tried to be consistent in using it every morning (before I do my makeup) and evening (if I remember to take my makeup off).  I am honestly really bad about taking my makeup off at night (I's not good for my skin).  Though I may not have noticed much difference in length, the color of my natural (clean) lashes, is definitely darker and I do think my lashes are a little longer.  It's simple & easy to apply and you can't go wrong with something that's going to make your lashes naturally longer, darker and more amazing, right?  LOVE IT!

 The Moodstruck Epic Mascara sold out the day it was released!  
Want to know why?  Because it's simply EPIC, like it's name!  
In the pictures, I have only 1 coat...1 COAT of the Epic Mascara on.  It goes on smoothy, doesn't clump, separates my lashes and definitely adds length and color.  THIS IS MY NEW "GO TO" Mascara!  I wore it to work (and trust me, I sweat when I'm serving up Chili's food during a shift) and not only did I get compliments all day, but it stayed put and looked like I had just applied it even after my shift was done.  Not every mascara is that EPIC!  Trust me, I've tried my fair share!

Of course, finally, the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ I've used several times before.  
I've tried every formula they have made and have to say, this one is the best.  The gel is not super thick or glumpy.  The lash fibers attach quickly and don't drop a lot of excess on your face or in your eyes, and the definition and extreme LOOK, when they are done, is FANTASTIC!!  Seriously...if you want a dramatic "fake eyelash or eyelash extension" look without all the fuss (I can't put on fake ones) or cost (extensions are expensive), then you have found the product you will use every single day for that same dramatic look!

All three of these Younique Moodstruck products are ONE OF A KIND!  
  • It's no wonder magazines and tv shows are talking about these products.  
  • It's no wonder movie stars are using these products as their "makeup of choice".  
  • It's no wonder that some makeup artists are using these lash products on their clients!  
It just makes sense!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the YOUNIQUE MOODSTRUCK Ultimate Lash Trio and all the other great products they offer.

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