BoxyCharm February 2015

February 21, 2015

Products in the box: Modern Minerals Duo Fiber Mini Round Brush, Full Size $15 I did see this elsewhere online for as low as $12. I gave it a try and I like it. It’s soft and easy to control. Mullein & Sparrow Mini Facial Mask, Deluxe $15 I haven’t tried this out yet, but […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

February 19, 2015

“I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.” Wow. Just wow. I had heard mixed reviews about this […]

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Wantable Accessories Box February 2015

February 18, 2015
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This box cost $36 and was worth $75. Check out Wantable here.

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Get Started Now on Spring Cleaning

February 17, 2015
Spring Cleaning

Warmer temperatures and longer hours of sunlight can recharge energy levels. Upon the arrival of spring, homeowners dust off their to-do lists and charge ahead with renewed vigor. But before homeowners can get started on renovation projects, many must tame the existing mess that may have built up over the winter. Spring is a great […]

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ipsy Glam Bag February 2015

February 14, 2015
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Products in the Bag: Cargo Mini Lip Gloss in Anguilla, Retail Value $16, Sample Value $2.77 JOYA Composition No. 1 Parfum Oil 32, Retail Value $112, Sample Value $8.06 Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face Brush 504, Retail Value $16 ModelCO Blush in , Retail Value $22, Sample Value $9.42 Rob Scheppy for ‘Tini Beauty Eyeshadow, […]

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When Planning Meals, Think Frozen

February 12, 2015

Research from the Journal of Nutrition found that nearly 80 percent of Americans do not consume the recommended amounts of fruit, and nearly 90 percent do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables.  While a variety of factors may contribute to this low consumption, including cost and convenience, a recent study revealed one easy solution: […]

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Birchbox February 2015

February 11, 2015
Birchbox February 2015

Products in the box: Davines MINU Shampoo, Full Size $25, Sample Value $7.50 This is a good size sample and for color treated hair! It smells good too. Parlor by Jeff Chastain, Full Size $24, Sample Value 4.90 I probably won’t use this since I don’t do the beachy waves look. Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

February 11, 2015
The Girl on the Train

I kept seeing this book everywhere as a must read and the next Gone Girl so of course I had to pick it up. I can’t really explain exactly why, but the book hooked me pretty fast. There isn’t much action at the beginning. Instead you have a girl on a train, Rachel. She takes […]

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4 Creative Ideas to Repurpose Old Stuff

February 9, 2015
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4 Creative Ideas to Repurpose Old Stuff Guest Post By Millie Rainer Repurposing is a way of life for most of us DIY enthusiasts. And it’s a nice one at that. Repurposing allows you to reuse old stuff, refrain from unnecessary buying and find new uses for things. This translates into a more creative, clutter […]

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First Impression: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

February 6, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by this mascara! Check out my video for the first impression.

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What’s Your Kitchen Style?

February 5, 2015

With so many styles of kitchens and cabinets, it can sometimes be hard to decide on a favorite. You may see kitchens in each style and agree that they are all beautiful in their own way. But which is the style you would choose for your own home? Aside from the look of each style, […]

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First Impression: CoverGirl Ultra Smooth Foundation

February 4, 2015
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I’m always on the lookout for a great drugstore beauty product. Check out the video for my first impression of this new CoverGirl foundation.

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Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine’s Day with these Cookie Recipes

February 3, 2015

Scalloped Heart Cookies Stackable Ombre Heart Cookies (Family Features) Treat family, friends and co-workers to something they will all love this Valentine’s Day by making easy and impressive cookies. Start with your favorite roll-out cookie recipe or simply dress up store-bought ones by adding some simple details with icing. From the cupids at Wilton, here […]

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Sunday Stash and Standouts

February 2, 2015
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January Favorites

February 1, 2015
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January Empties

January 30, 2015
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It’s time to talk trash again!

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Luxurious Laundry Room Transformations

January 29, 2015

(Family Features) When decorating a home, there are endless possibilities to make each room a chic oasis. The laundry room can be upgraded to exude personality and design flair so it becomes a more enjoyable place to spend time in. From the color palette or patterns on the walls to the floors under foot and […]

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Get Ready With Me: Tartelette Palette

January 28, 2015

I am just really loving this palette! Check out this look I did today.

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BOOK REVIEW: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

January 27, 2015
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This book has been on my reading list for a long time. I just wasn’t sure what to expect so I didn’t pick it up for a while. But I’m so glad I did. Orphan Train is the story of two orphans with a drastic age difference. I will admit that I was much more […]

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SexyBox Subscription Review

January 26, 2015
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You can check out SexyBox here. Use the code VALENTINE40 to get your first box for $17.99.

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Sunday Stash and Standouts

January 25, 2015
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Revitalize Forgotten Furniture with a Simple DIY Transformation

January 22, 2015

(Family Features) Putting your own flair into an old piece of furniture or thrift store find is a creative and budget-friendly way to transform unused items into personal treasures. Refinishing old tables, chairs and other wooden items can instill new life, making these pieces functional and contemporary once more. Whether you’re repurposing a piece entirely, […]

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Wantable Accessories January 2015

January 21, 2015

Last month’s box was disappointing but this month Wantable did a great job with one exception. Products in the box: Harlow Ring, $16 I love this ring! I like the details and it fits great. Becca Ring, $16 This ring is actually silver but the lighting keeps making it look gold. I love the unique […]

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Simple Tips Keep Clutter at Bay

January 20, 2015

(Family Features) If yours is like the average American household, you have amassed a collection of unorganized stuff, tucked away in piles or behind closed doors to deal with “later.” Establishing good organization habits and creating proper storage areas can transform that chaos now and set the stage for less mess in the future. Following […]

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Birchbox January 2015

January 19, 2015
Birchbox January 2015

January’s Birchbox Products in the box: Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45+, Full Size $39, Sample Value $5.20 I have never had luck with BB creams. They always make my face feel oily. I’ll give this a try though. Essentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Body Lotion, Full Size $19, Sample Value $3.56 I really […]

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Sunday Stash and Standouts

January 18, 2015
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ipsy Glam Bag January 2015

January 16, 2015

January’s ipsy Glam Bag Products in the bag: Hikari Mechanical Eye Liner in Storm, Full Size $13 I’m not really impressed with this eye liner. I like the color but its not a very soft cream. It pulls and the color doesn’t come out well unless you use some pressure. La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. […]

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Simple Tips for Easy Kitchen Clean Up

January 15, 2015

(Family Features) From rushed morning breakfasts to hurried dinners, the kitchen is often the busiest room in the home. But with all of this activity comes a world of messes. For busy moms, cleaning up spills and splatters can be a job in itself, especially when kids are involved. From installing kitchen features that make […]

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Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial with Kat Von D’s Interstellar Palette

January 14, 2015
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Let me know if you want to see more tutorials from this palette!

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Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone

January 13, 2015

(Family Features) When creative inspiration strikes, you need to seize the moment and create. But if supplies are strewn from one end of the house to the other and clutter reigns, you may battle a real cramp in creativity. Even for the most free-thinking minds, a little organization can go a long way to let […]

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Kat Von D’s Inner*Stellar Palette Review and Swatches

January 12, 2015
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I am so in love with this palette! What do you think?

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Sunday Stash and Standouts plus a FAIL

January 11, 2015

This is the second week in a row I’ve had a fail.

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Current Foundation Routine

January 9, 2015

My current foundation routine. What is your favorite foundation?

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Create a Fully Loaded Laundry Room

January 8, 2015

(Family Features) Today’s technology makes those pesky tasks of washing, drying and folding your beloved garments easier than ever before. Gain inspiration for a laundry room update with cutting-edge solutions that work hard to get your clothes squeaky clean and may even make the chore fun. Laundry room meets entertainment center Newly constructed homes are […]

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Control the Clutter with Drop Zones

January 6, 2015

(Family Features) After returning home from a long day at work, a weekend soccer tournament or an all-day shopping excursion, it’s natural to want to drop everything and relax. However, literally dropping everything can cause a tremendous amount of clutter in the home, leading to stress, misplaced items and wasted time. To eliminate the clutter […]

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December Empties

January 5, 2015
December Empties
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