5 Eyeliners and a Gloss

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in London Fog

April 22, 2016

This is not a full fledged review, I'm just sharing swatches on my lips of ColourPop's Ultra Satin Lip in London Fog. I think it's obvious that I love ColourPop's Matte lippies and now this new formula, a lot. They stay on for hours-on-end, are very comfortable and this new formula is a lot less drying. Yes, I am a fan. And I am also a fan of this shade London Fog. 
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in London Fog
 ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in London Fog
 ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in London Fog

A New Look

April 14, 2016

This post is in collaboration with Lunchbox, however all opinions are my own. 

If you know anything about me or my blog, then you know that I shop for a lot more drugstore and affordable brands than high-end. I am only 21, and I have a little boy, there isn't a lot of extra money for me to spend on expensive personal and beauty care items. And that's perfectly fine with me, I am a big fan of many brands that work as well as more expensive brands, but are super affordable. I never sweat those expensive brands because I can find the same premium quality for a fraction of the cost at my local Walmart. One of those brands that never fails me is Suave. Did you know that Suave has a new look?
Yes, now you can find Suave product with a more updated, fresh new look, with the same great formula you know and trust. There are also a few lines to pick from in this newly designed range, so you can really find the one that works for your particular hair and needs. The lines include:

1. Coconut Oil Infusion: Infused with pure coconut oil, known as a natural moisturizer, this range visibly repairs damage without weighing hair down.
2. Biotin Infusion: Infused with B7 Biotin, a fortifying vitamin known for its superior hair strengthening benefits, this range reduces breakage by 95%* for dramatically less hair fall.
3. Sea Mineral Infusion: Infused with a carefully chosen blend of rich minerals from the sea, this range gives hair buoyant body without compromising on moisture. Hair has an airy softness and is easy to style.
4. Moroccan Infusion: Infused with Moroccan argan oil, our Shine Shampoo & Conditioner System provides your hair with noticeable shine, long-lasting conditioning, and luxurious fragrance. For long lasting, silky shine use with Moroccan Infusion Moroccan Argan Styling Oil.
5. Keratin Infusion: Our smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner contains keratin and gently cleanses and seals your hair cuticles for frizz control for up to 48 hours and smooth, manageable hair. To enhance smoothness, try Keratin Infusion Leave-In Conditioner.
My hair goes through a lot in a week, I curl or straighten it everyday for work and I am always working on keeping it smooth and frizz free so that my styles will look better.  For that reason I am using the Suave Keratin Infusion line. 
Using Suave Keratin Infusion shampoo and conditioner helps control frizz, fly-aways and keeps my hair really soft and manegeable. 
On the days that I don't wash my hair I am using the Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo. I use it to cleanse my hair of dirt and oil and I also use it as part of my styling. By putting dry shampoo on my roots during styling and really scrunching up my hair, I can build a lot more volume and body.
My hair is one of my favorite assets and I love to style it to pieces. That's why using the right products is important and with Suave I get really great products that fit into my budget and they take good care of my hair. 
Need some cute spring and summer hair styling ideas?
Watch easy step-by-step hair tutorials from beauty influencers Kristie of BlushingBasics.com and Megan from BonBonRoseGirls.com.


For a Beautiful Home

April 14, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyPledgeCastle #CollectiveBias

Our homes are a reflection of who we are and I've always been a believer that no matter how small, cramped or unattractive your place might be, it's still your castle and you can always make it beautiful. My first apartment was a tiny, dark, two-room apartment that lacked natural light or any great design work, basically it was a dark, little box. But we furnished it carefully, with pieces that multitasked and didn't cramp the small spaces, this made every room more spacious than it actually was. We also cleaned it every single day, which is one of the best ways to always make your home look nice.
When it comes to cleaning products for my home I always go back to the ones that I grew up watching my mom use. One of those products that is so ingrained in my memory because of the scent is Pledge® Lemon Clean Spray. You always knew you were walking into a clean house when it smelled like Pledge® Lemon, and I remember arriving home to that scent many times after school. So it's without a doubt that this is the same product that I now use to clean, protect and bring out the beauty in all the wood surfaces and furniture in my own home.  
Pledge® Lemon Clean Spray can be used for furniture cleaning all around the house to quickly clean, condition and protect – all while leaving behind the classic, fresh lemon Pledge® scent. It also features Allergens Trappers® to remove dust and up to 90% of the allergens found in dust so you know that you're getting rid of many of those allergens that can help flare up allergies.
I love Pledge® Lemon Clean Spray, the original but I have a new favorite which is a major multi-tasker when it comes to cleaning my house, it's Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner with Glade® Rainshower®. This all-purpose cleaner contains a worry-free formula that cleans up smudges and messes while safely leaving the finish alone.
With Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner with Glade® Rainshower® I can clean almost all of the other surfaces in my house with this one bottle, even the electronics. It leaves the clean, fresh scent of rain behind and gets rid of: dust, fingerprints, smudges and messes all throughout.
With Pledge® Lemon Clean Spray and Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner, I can bring out the beauty in my home quickly and effortlessly. All you need is a cloth and both products can do the grunt work for you while leaving behind a clean finish and a great scent.
Your home is your castle, keep it clean and beautiful with Pledge® brand products that you can find at your local Ralphs or any Kroger banner store

Get That Summer Glow Without the Sun

April 12, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyJergensGlow #CollectiveBias

It  never fails, as soon as Spring arrives we all begin to look for some color for our pasty skin so that we may begin to wear short sleeved tops and shorts. With this beautiful weather, the last thing anyone wants is to be cooped up in stuffy fall and winter attire. But before being able to sport anything remotely summer and spring appropriate, we have to get some color on our skin. I have never used a self tanner, especially on my face. The thought of a self tanner on my face is actually scary, I needed a better solution, a more gradual way to get the look of sun kissed skin. 

Well, I am happy to report that we now have an option for getting that summer glow without the sun, gradually. Something important for those of us who are newbies to this type of product. Let me introduce you to the JERGENS® Natural Glow® line available at Walmart.
The entire range consists of eight different products to help us gradually give our skin that sunkissed glow, without the sun. It's like getting to Create Your Own Sunshine and still reap the benefits of a beautiful glow, without  the dangers of the sun.  As part of my daily beauty routine, I picked up JERGENS® Natural Glow® FACE Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20 and JERGENS® Natural Glow® Daily Moisturizer, so that I can give both my face and body some color. 

How To: Get That Summer Glow Without the Sun 

Step 1: After washing my face I use my regular moisturizer to help minimize extra color absorption. Then I apply JERGENS® Natural Glow® FACE Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (for incidental sun onlyto my entire face. 
 I love the scent of these products( it smells like sunscreen which I love) and that this has SPF 20 (for incidental sun only) to help protect my face when I am going from my car to my house and work. It's very important to always protect our skin from the sun and I really enjoy products that contain SPF to help aid in the fight.
Step 2: Again, I use my regular daily moisturizer before applying JERGENS® Natural Glow® Daily Moisturizer to my arms and legs. 
 JERGENS® Natural Glow® Daily Moisturizer does not leave a sticky residue on your body, and the scent is so nice so you don't have to worry about any discomfort. It's like a regular moisturizer, but in time you will see gradual, even color that is going to look beautiful for summer!
Helpful tips: 
  • As with any gradual tanner exfoliating before first use always allows the product to work better.
  • For elbows, knees and ankles, you want to use half of the amount as other areas of your body.

I am so happy to have the JERGENS® Natural Glow® line for the coming summer months! I can't wait to see my legs with an even, summer glow. 
The bottles that I purchased at Walmart had coupons attached, so it's a great time to pick some up. 

Save $3.00 on any 2 full size Jergens® Natural Glow® Product 
(Offer excludes trial and travel sizes)
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