Thursday, October 2

Bella Mari Cosmetics Review and Samples: Beauty 100% Naturally

Sometimes a product comes around that absolutely amazes you and you think "This is something I'm going to do my best to never live without."  I've been looking for a natural liquid foundation that I really love, and nothing I've tried compares to this!  In the pic below, I'm wearing Bella Mari's light honey moisturizing foundation. No photo touch-ups or anything like that.  Just perfect lighting and perfect makeup.  ;)  You need only a very thin amount of the foundation for full coverage, and I use a light dusting of mineral powder on top.  This makeup makes me feel prettier than anything I've ever used before.  I get so many compliments lately!  I was surprised it only costs $24 because it's amazing stuff, and it will probably last me a year.  It's a hundred times better than that stuff the beautician tried to sell me at Ulta and it's half the price!  My mom also uses it , also, and she looks 10 years younger (I know I totally sound like a commercial but I'm being sincere--I can actually tell if she's wearing it or not by how young she looks when she is).  

I've also been using their organic skin rejuvenator, conditioning rinse, and spf 30 tinted lotion in ivory.  I really like the spf lotion for those days at the pool, and I use the skin rejuvenator every night before bed.  The conditioner didn't work for me--my hair is very tangly, thick, and curly so I have to use a thick conditioner.  This one smells amazing and worked as a shampoo but not as a conditioner for me.  I'd recommend it for thinner or straight hair, though.  I especially love how everything smells--a mix of oils like orange, bergamot, olive, and rose.  Even the foundation is that way.  Everything is also 100% natural.  I wish I could make my blog scratch 'n sniff so that you could try these scents! 

I really wish I could give you all sample of the foundation, especially, b/c I know you'd fall in love like my mom and I have.  You can actually order a sample for $1--these sample sizes lasted me about a week and they were perfect for deciding which color was perfect for my skin tone. My readers can also save 15% off a minimum $25 order with the code sister15 (free s/h if order is over $50 after discounts).  Expires Dec. 31, 2014.

Let me know if you decide to try them out and what you think! 

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Nature Brands for providing me with this review opportunity!

Wednesday, October 1

My Sister's Closet and Jamberry Nails! A Fun #Giveaway

I attended a Jamberry Facebook party last month and discovered these little gems.  I especially love them on my toenails.  I have to admit, they don't do so well on my actual nails b/c when I don't have acrylics on (confession time!), I've got this terrible habit of biting my fingernails.  Habits you've had since kindergarten die hard. :/  But on my toesies... yes, please! Super cute! 

I wore my Jamberries for the first time with my new pink high-low dress from My Sister's Closet.  So complimentary!  And this skirt is absolutely the most comfortable thing hanging in my closet.  It made me feel so pretty when it was blowing in the breeze.  Love! 

My Sister's Closet is a trendy and affordable online boutique known for their quick shipping and low prices.  They have a wide variety of styles definitely worth checking out!   

You can save 10% off your entire order by using the code sisterhood during checkout at My Sister's Closet.  Let me know if you decide to try them out--their stuff is so great! 

One of you will win 2 different styles of Jamberries.  Enter below by October 8th at 11 pm anyone's time. I'll choose a winner the next morning.

Which Jamberries are your faves? 

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Jamberries and My Sister's Closet for providing me with this review and giveaway opportunity!

Monday, September 22

Let's Celebrate the First Day of Autumn! OASAP Fashion #Giveaway has released a lot of pieces for fall 2014 so they've decided to sponsor a giveaway on my blog. Super cute sweatshirts--what a perfect way to celebrate the first day of Autumn.  Today I'm going to sip some hot apple cider and rift through my winter clothes, try on my sweaters, all that fun, cozy, autumn-y stuff.  And you get to discover one of my favorite stores! Here's how it works: Register at OASAP--which is simple, and you can begin a wishlist (fun!), follow 1 of their social network sites, and comment below with one of the 5 sweatshirts pictured here which you like best along with the email you used to sign up for your OASAP account. Giveaway will end on Oct 1st.  I'll choose a winner the next morning who will receive her favorite sweatshirt.  In the meantime, have a very blessed week!

Sign up for your OASAP account here.
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Special thanks to the wonderful people at OASAP for making this giveaway possible!

Sunday, September 21

New Shoes! Lace Slip-ons from OASAP

I love my new lace slip-ons from OASAP! They are super cute, though a bit big. Most of my shoes are size 6, though I do sometimes wear a size 5. I took my chances and ordered a 6 but these seem to run on the bigger end of the spectrum so be aware of that if you decide to order them. I so love them, though, so I'm def going to have to exchange them for the smaller size... or purchase another color in a smaller size and gift these ones.

These cost about $32 using the OASAP coupon code 7JVGT0EZ for 18% off. They come in pink, green, ivory, and peach and are available from size 4 to 8, though like I said--they run big so I'd consider an 8 to be more like an 8 1/2 or 9. Love love love! Can't wait to order from them again!

Special thanks to the wonderful people at OASAP for this review opportunity!

Saturday, September 20

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Call for Submissions

We are Now Taking Submissions for Our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

It’s that time again! Are You Interested in getting your product in front of my thousands of blog readers? Our Holiday Gift Guide is just what you need! We can showcase your products and get the word out there about how much they would make a fabulous gift for the Holidays like nobodies business!
If you would like to have your product, service, or event included, please email Please use the subject line “Holiday Gift Guide Submission” and include your company name and product you want featured in your pitch!
Due to the number of inquiries we typically receive for a holiday gift guide, please allow us 2-3 days to respond to your pitch. If you don’t hear from me in 2-3 days feel free to email again because I most likely did not get your email!

A Product must be received for review in order to showcase why it would make a great gift idea. I only recommend products I have tried myself.  All products, services, and events included in the guide will begin being published November 17th, 2014, and publishing will continue until December 23rd, 2014. The earlier your products are received, the more promotion they will receive!
Thanks for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you for the Christmas season!