Versatile and Vogue: Style Tips for the Modern Mom

August 2, 2014
Versatile and Vogue: Style Tips for the Modern Mom

  As a modern mom, you know to steer clear of “mom jeans” and bedazzled sweater vests. But somewhere between playgrounds and PTA meetings, those comfy sweats and ragged tees undoubtedly became personal style staples. It may seem impossible to care for yourself and still put everyone’s needs first, but a tired look could lead […]

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Escape to Paris with Escape Monthly

August 1, 2014
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Luxury products, a hot bath, the romance of Paris… it’s the perfect staycation! Escape Monthly is headed to Paris next. Inside this month’s box is delicious French cuisine, sweet bon-bons, and decadent beauty products… like this hand cream from the Institut Karité Paris that’s worth $26 dollars (that makes up for more than half the […]

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Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Review

August 1, 2014
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I love this palette! You can get it from Birchbox with the 3 brushes or from Coastal Scents. Here is the Naked 3 palette. Side by side, there are a lot of similarities. Urban Decay is on top here. I don’t think there are a lot of similarities between the bottom line of the coastal […]

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DIY Ideas for Every Room

July 31, 2014

Simple steps to update and organize (Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or […]

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Wantable Intimates Boxes for June and July 2014

July 30, 2014
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I never got around to filming June’s box! SO here are the June and July boxes!

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Survival tips for single working parents

July 29, 2014
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Becoming a parent may be the most important responsibility an adult ever faces, and that responsibility is even greater for single parents. Balancing work and home life as a single parent can seem like an endless juggling act. But with a strong support system and some guidance, single parents can handle the challenge. The daily […]

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July Empties and Duds

July 28, 2014
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Empties: Sally Hanson Nail Polish Remover for Artificial and Sensitive Nails CVS Advanced Nail Polish Remover, $4.49 It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Plus Keratin, $19.99 Davines/OI All in One Milk, $28 Eslor Introductory Collection Calming Kit, $28-$65 Montagne Jeunesse Crushed Spearamint Tea Tree Face Spa, $2.49 Skyn Iceland Hydro Firming Eye Gels, $30 Dr. […]

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Explore natural sleep remedies

July 26, 2014
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Sleep is a natural process designed to recharge the body and mind. Although some people find no difficulty in settling down for the night, many others profess to have periodic or chronic sleep problems. But before asking doctors to reach for their prescription pads, men and women struggling to fall asleep at night may want […]

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Keep skin healthy by knowing sunscreen facts

July 24, 2014
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The best way to care for skin is to be smart about sun exposure. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause a host of problems, from premature wrinkling to skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, millions of cases of skin cancer are reported each year, and many more may go […]

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Rimmel Rockin Curves Mascara Review

July 23, 2014
Rimmel Rockin Curves Mascara

I’m a sucker for anything that says it’s rockin’. So when I finally saw Rimmel’s new Rockin’ Curves mascara, I picked it up.

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Spa Day on a Budget: Host a DIY Spa Party at Home

July 22, 2014
Spa Day on a Budget: Host a DIY Spa Party at Home

With all the swimsuits, sundresses, and brightly colored accessories to choose from this season, indulge in a little pampering to make sure your skin looks and feels great underneath. Pampering is always more fun with friends, so schedule a relaxing afternoon of DIY spa treatments with your best girlfriends—here’s everything you need to host the […]

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L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quads Review

July 21, 2014
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I picked up a couple of the new L’Oreal Colour Riche eyeshadow quads. I was honestly intrigued by the shapes in the palettes more than the colors. They are some of the better drugstore eyeshadows I have tried. Check out the video for a full review and swatches. These quads cost $7.99 each. However, you […]

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Weekly Favorites (L’Oreal, Ofra, Essie, Too Faced)

July 20, 2014
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Products in the video:   LuLu Blossom Dreamsicle Body Balm, $10 Essie Too Taboo, $8.50   CoverGirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous Foundation, $6.99 CoverGirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous Concealer, 5.99 CoverGirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Powder Foundation, $6.99 Rimmel Stay Matte Primer, $6.99   Physicians Formula Bronze Booster, $14.99 Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Strip/Healthy Glow, $9.79 […]

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Power of a positive attitude

July 19, 2014
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A balanced diet, exercise, genetics, and even certain medications can work in concert to make a person healthy. But a person’s demeanor also can factor into personal health. The Mayo Clinic says that whether or not a person is an optimist or a pessimist can affect many areas of his or her health and well-being, […]

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Wantable Makeup Unboxing July 2014

July 18, 2014
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I love the Wantable subscription boxes. You get such a great value for your money and they are risk free. If you don’t like what you get, you can send it back for a full refund. The boxes cost $36. Subscribe to Wantable here. The makeup box comes with 4-5 full size products and occasionally […]

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Book Spotlight: The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax and Giveaway

July 17, 2014
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In this new novel from the author of Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach, three unlikely friends who were thrown together by disaster get a do-over on life, love, and happiness . .

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Lip Monthly July 2014 Review and Coupon Code

July 16, 2014
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Lip Monthly is a subscription services that focuses solely on lip products. Because I need more lip products. Don’t you? Lip Monthly is $10 a month. They also have a 4 month and annual options. Use the code SUMMERLIPS to try your first box for $6.99! This is the first Lip Monthly I have received. […]

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Top 3 Uses for Steam Cleaners

July 15, 2014
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Keeping a home neat and tidy is a chore that everyone must consider and there are a variety of appliances that can help with this. Steam cleaners are great acquisitions because they are versatile cleaning accessories that provide advanced and hygienic cleaning. They can be used for a variety of purposes, with the following being […]

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Ipsy Glam Bag July 2014 Review

July 14, 2014
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The ipsy Glam Bag has really been on a roll the last few months. This one did not disappoint! Products in the bag: Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Full Size $18 for .10oz, Sample Size .03oz $5.40 This is supposed to be a long wearing eyeshadow/primer that smooths […]

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Wantable Accessories Boxes for June and July

July 14, 2014
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I have no idea why I never got around to filming the June Wantable Accessories unboxing, but I didn’t. So here are June and July’s boxes! June’s Box Elsa Necklace, $25 The Elsa Necklace is a long, silver chain accented with silver toned bobbles. It is elegant and I don’t think my photo does this […]

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Sunday Favorites and Fails

July 13, 2014
St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Ageing Multi-Action Face

Leave me a comment and let me know if there is anything new I should be trying! Products in the video: St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Ageing Multi-Action Face, $35 at Sephora Tree Hut Coconut Lime Shea Body Butter, $6.99 at Walgreens Couture La La by Juicy Couture, $72 at Sephora L’Oreal Visible […]

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How to sneak fruits and vegetables into any recipe

July 12, 2014
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Fruits and vegetables are the building blocks of a healthy diet. But many people do not eat the recommended number of servings of produce.That’s especially true among growing children, who can benefit greatly from the vitamins and nutrients fruits and vegetables provide. According to the latest data from the NPD Group, a market research firm, […]

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Birchbox Review July 2014

July 11, 2014
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This month’s Birchbox was a little better than last month. I got two products I was excited about. Products in this box: Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Mask, Retail Value $25.95 for 4oz, Sample size, two at .5oz each, $6.48 This is the 3rd Beauty Protector product I have gotten in Birchboxes and I have […]

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Too Faced Country Palette Look Tutorial

July 11, 2014
Too Faced Country Palette Look Tutorial

The more I use this palette, the more I love it. It is just so sweet.

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Fabletics Review July 2014

July 10, 2014
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I don’t know if you noticed, but it got hot outside. And that means despite the air conditioning in the gym, it’s hot in there too. So this month I picked shorts from Fabletics. The outfit was $49.95 for two pieces, the tank and the shorts. It is really hard for me to find shorts […]

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Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Palette Review and Swatches

July 9, 2014
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I think this is a sweet palette. You can get a lot of great day looks with it as well as some fun night looks. When mixed with a palette with more matte shades like Chocolate Bar or Maybelline Nudes, you can get even more looks.

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L’Oreal Miracle Blur Foundation and Blush Review and Demo

July 7, 2014
L'Oreal Miracle Blur Foundation and Blush Review and Demo

The L’Oreal Miracle Blur foundation is popping up at drugstores everywhere. Is it worth it?

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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown

July 7, 2014
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Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown is a historical novel based on the life of Mary Rowlandson, who was captured by Native Americans during King Philips War (1675-78) and held for 11 weeks before she was ransomed.

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Sunday Favorites and Fails

July 6, 2014

Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorites are!

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Mexican Fiesta Dip

July 6, 2014

Ingredients 2 (16-ounce) can Goya black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.25-ounce) can Muir Glen diced tomatoes no salt added 2 (11-ounce) cans Del Monte Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn no salt added, drained 1 (4.5-ounce) can Old El Paso green chilies chopped, drained 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 […]

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Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

July 4, 2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman is one of those books that I picked up based on the cover. Yes, I do judge books by their covers. And this one intrigued me.

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Too Faced Rock and Roll Palette Review and Swatches

July 3, 2014
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The Rock n Roll palette is $36 is worth every single penny.

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Healthy options for tan skin

July 3, 2014
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There are many cosmetic choices when it comes to giving your skin a healthy glow for summer. Such options not only provide desired results, but also reduce your risk of developing potentially harmful conditions that result from overexposure to UV rays.

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FRAM Air Filters Protect You from Allergens plus Sweepstakes

July 2, 2014
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Being a mom means taking care of your children. It also means trying to find that line to walk between protecting them too much and not enough. I am a firm believer that kids need to make mistakes and learn from them while I am there to help them deal with it. I believe that […]

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Revlon Bold Laquer Mascara Review

July 2, 2014
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The Revlon Bold Laquer Mascara is amazing!

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Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court – It’s Not Over Yet

July 1, 2014
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I don’t think this battle is over. Far from it. But I think we need to keep fighting.

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