The Traveling Sisterhood: April 2014

Wednesday, April 30

Little Nook Boutique, A Lady's Fashion Fairytale

I've found a new store that I absolutely love and I'm so excited to share it with you!  It's Little Nook Boutique, who sells hand-selected, entirely classy and beautiful fashion and accessories.  I chose to review Today Was a Fairy Tale Dress in teal (it also comes in pink).  Trimmed with colorful cascading ruffles for maximum sweetness, this stunning style is my newest love!  It is soooo pretty--and not too fancy for everyday wear.  The fabric is flowey chiffon, the dress has adjustable straps that tie at the waist.  It fits me perfectly (I chose a medium) and I absolutely love it!  It looks super cute paired with a jean jacket and boots.

I chose to pair my dress with the Silver Abstract Earrings.  I love art, and the abstract theme struck me as both unique and charming.  They perfectly fit the look I was going for--fairytale and art fit perfectly together.


I love this dress!!!

It's still cool enough for a jean jacket in southern California...

Besides the clothing being utterly charming, the customer service is wonderful, the shipping is fast and shipping on every U.S. order is always free!

What would you buy first from Little Nook Boutique?

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Special thanks to the wonderful people at Little Nook Boutique for providing me with this giveaway opportunity!

Wednesday, April 23

AMI Clubwear: So Much Fashion at Amazing Prices!

I had so much fun browsing Ami Clubwear.  There are so many great items, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few!  They've got everything: shoes, swimsuits, casual wear, dresses, costumes, intimates, you name it.  After browsing for quite awhile, I finally narrowed it down and here is the first item I chose: The White Mesh Top.  So well-made, comfortable, affordable, and stylish.  Ah, love!  I get so many compliments every time I wear it, and the prices are  perfect! 
 

 Next week, I'll be reviewing The Pink Lace Dress!
AMI Clubwear is based out of Southern California and they definitely have the newest styles.  They carry traditional sizes, as well as plus sizes.  All of their prices are extraordinary, but check out the shoe prices in their clearance section!

$7.99 for these heels:
$9.99 for these ones (I so want!)
Special thanks to the wonderful people at AMI for providing me with this review opportunity!

Wednesday, April 9

The Legend of the 3 Trees: A Heart-Warming Easter DVD #Giveaway

God always has a plan and a purpose for everything. He does things in His own unique way and in His own time.

The Legend of the Three Trees is one of those books that it's always been so hard to read to my children!  It's a timeless retelling of the classic folktale of three distinct trees, each with its own hopes, dreams, and aspirations. The story and the truth of it choke me up every time.  Each tree dreamed of becoming great—perhaps a majestic treasure chest, or a magnificent sailing ship, or maybe the tallest tree in the forest.

But their dreams don’t seem to come true. Disappointed and dejected, the trees despair until they each interact with Jesus Christ—in His birth, ministry, and ultimate sacrifice. In these experiences they learn that God has a special purpose for each of them.  The story touches my heart so much because it's real.  Our dreams often don't seem to come true, either... but God uses even the disappointments to make something beautiful of our lives.  This is the kind of reminder I've been desperately needing lately--2014 has been the hardest year for me in a long time!  This DVD is definitely for more than just the kids.

I was also excited to hear about the DVD version of the story for another reason that might sound silly--now my kiddos can see the story animated.  I don't have to risk reading it and tearing up like a baby. ;)  The cartoon is very well done and will make such a wonderful Easter gift for someone!


Tuesday, April 8

eSalon is AMAZING! ♡

eSalon is definitely as close to you can get to a salon experience without going to the salon.  I've been coloring my hair myself since high school, and that was 16 years ago.  So, yep, I've tried a lot of different hair color products and brands.  eSalon is definitely my favorite!  I am so excited I've found it!  And that's mostly because it's so customized!  Of course, the Ash Copper Medium Brown turned out just like I wanted it to, and that makes me super happy!

My Ash Copper Medium Brown hair, thanks to eSalon
eSalon's philosophy is that one box does not fit all. Our hair is unique, and they believe our color formulation should be too.  When you first begin the search for a new hair color, you put in your skin color and natural hair color.  They give you the best options and help you find exactly what you want.  You can even submit a current photo to get even more personalized results.  

Once you've decided what color you'd like, they mix the product, date it, personalize it, and ship it to you in this classy packaging. You can see it comes with lots of stuff: 2 pairs of gloves, 2 sets of hair color, a brush (I loved brushing the hair color on--it made it much easier!), a packet of color enhancing conditioner, a packet of cleaner for afterwards, and a packet of anti-stain lotion to use around your hair line.


SAVE 50%!

eSalon is very affordable at the full price of $19.95, but they're giving new clients an awesome deal!   New clients get 50% off the 1st order!  Make sure you use this link or click any of the eSalon hyperlinks in this post or the promo won't work: http://www.esalon.com/50off_profile.

If you decide to try out eSalon, let me know!  





Thursday, April 3

LuxePineapple: Designer Cosmetics #Giveaway!

Bringing you sweet deals every day on even sweeter luxurious beauty products!

I was so impressed when I began browsing LuxePineapple.  They sell the most high quality make-up, finally giving us the chance to splurge on the good stuff without actually splurging at all!  They advertise "Free Shipping. Sweet Deals." and it's totally true.

I decided to try Lancôme's "Benghal Collection Voyage" palette and a Clinique's "Great Looks" palette.  I liked them both but I absolutely loved the Benghal Collection Voyage.  The casing is lovely and it's the perfect purse-sized item to carry around in case I need to freshen up.  I love having so many complimentary colors and items in one place (this one includes blush, 4 powder eye shadows, and rose lip colour.   I wore the Lancome makeup in a play over the weekend and received so many compliments!

Welcome to the world of LuxePineapple, where you'll always get a sweet deal!
Mama and I. I'm wearing my LuxePineapple purchase.



At Luxe Pineapple, you can also find  Mac, Bobbi Brown, Lancôme, Dior, L’Occitane en Provence, Kiehls, Chanel, Lierac, Estee Lauder, Good Skin, Bare Minerals, MD Formulations, Elizabeth Arden, Clarins, Kevyn Aucoin, Smashbox, Biotherm, Erno Lazlo, Tarte, Philosophy and more.  Love!  I've book marked this beauty shop and am so excited to have found it!

LuxePineapple was started by a wife and mom who's also an entrepreneur and a budget-conscious beauty maven. Like many, I spend most of my days catering (happily) to the needs of others, balancing budgets, play dates, soccer, even laundry and a career.  LuxePineapple was founded to remind you to take a few minutes to celebrate yourself and to help your beauty dollars go further in doing so.  I like that.  After all, motherhood is beautiful.  Only in the last couple of years have I started grabbing 5 minutes here and there to put on makeup, and to begin to feel more beautiful on the outside.  As a homeschooling mama of 4, it can be hard to find the time and to budget for that.  That's why I like stores like this one.

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Use the code SISTERHOOD for 20% off their already amazing prices!

 
Giveaway 
One of my readers will receive a $20 e-gift certificate to spend on your choice of cosmetics at Luxe Pineapple!  Enter to win by 11 pm anyone's time on April 8th.  I'll choose a winner the next day via Random.org.  Good luck! 


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Special thanks to the wonderful people at Luxe Pineapple for providing me with this review and giveaway opportunity!