Friday, March 27, 2015

Getting Ready With NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Products

recently Suave® has introduced their New line of Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion products. these Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion product designed to bring you spa quality right to your home without the cost or the time! for a mom like me who rarely gets a moment to myself let alone time to make it to the salon these products are just the answer. getting ready is made more luxurious with the Suave® Professionals products.

the NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion is a spa inspired range of products infused with a carefully chosen blend of luxurious minerals from the sea. for centuries, the Dead Sea has been known to contain the earth's greatest concentration of skin rejuvenating minerals and now these minerals have been infused into an entire line of products.

while i was sent the entire line of products to try (the whole line is a win, seriously!) i wanted to share just a few of them with you. first was the NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray that helps create a loose, textured look with full-bodied waves that last up to 24 hours. i have a serious 'wave' addiction and anything that can help me keep lasting waves all day long is an immediate favorite. salon quality hair doesn't have to come at the steepest price possible.

next i also tried the NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Exfoliating Body Wash is proven to smooth skin as well as AHAVA® Dead Sea Mud Exfoliator2. i am a serious self-tanning junkie and i love sporting a glow all year long. a great exfoliating product is necessary for skin prep prior to tanning and this NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Exfoliating Body Wash is excellent for that purpose. this wash is infused with Dead Sea Salts and polishes away impurities to leave skin perfectly soft. the luxurious fragrance is an added bonus.

these NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion are worth taking a minute and trying. getting spa ready from home can be easy and affordable. you can find products on Amazon, at Target or use this product locator to find some nearest you.



Discover the Beauty of the Sea with NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion products.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Suave Professionals ®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Style With Burlington

this spring is all about flowy, floral, boho effortless chic. trends come and go and finding these trends at an affordable price can be a challenge. Burlington put me up to the challenge of updating my spring wardrobe with a $100 gift card and i can't wait to share my finds with you!

first up is this amazing outfit. i stumbled across this long, lightweight cardigan in the perfect blush color for spring and i knew instantly that it was a must! the cardigan was my most expensive purchase at $30 but that is still a steal for a knit knee length cardigan. just when i thought it couldn't get any better i found these blush colored ballet flats for $15. perforated leather is a hot item this season and these shoes fit the bill perfectly. i finished out the outfit with these clubmaster glasses for $15 and some jewelry for $7.

i am queen of the casual wear and i have never met a ball cap i didn't like. finding a lightweight patterned sweatshirt was like hitting jackpot because it is exactly my style and the print makes it the ideal spring go-to. this feather print sweatshirt was $15. the blush, ivory and black print work with my already purchased ballet flats, jewelry and glasses but finding these Chuck Taylors in the shoe section made my little heart skip a beat. my favorite casual shoe in pastel? yes, please. naturally i snagged them (they were only $20!) and my total was an easy $102.

challenged accepted and completed!

in addition to great clothing deals you can also support a good cause. Burlington supports women's heart health through its partnership with WomenHeart. you can donate $1 or more at checkout through March 31st. For every dress purchased throughout this campaign Burlington will donate $1 up to $25,000 to support WomenHeart whose mission is to educate and support women living with heart disease.

to find a Burlington near you click here for a store locator.



Burlington Stores sponsored this blog post.  The opinions and text are all mine.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blushing Basics Spring Favorites

sharing some of my favorite spring products today now that it is officially spring! first up is this gorgeous bright pop of color bucket bag. bucket bags are a hot style this season and i absolutely love this miniature version. i am a lover of all things tiny and cute and this bag fits the bill just right. next is this adorably delightful hand cream by Soap & Paper Factory. it is a shea butter mixture with the scent of gardenia. it is made with the finest oils available in nature and leaves your hands feeling velvety smooth. 

can we take a moment to delight in my very first Diptyque candle? these candles are made from the finest perfumery in France and the scents are so pure and beautiful. this lavender scent is relaxing and perfect for a dreamy afternoon of blogging. i will be burning it as often as possible.

last let's discuss tassels. all things fringe and tassel are a must for spring and these earrings by Maude Boutique are no exception. i love the pink color and the delicate base is the perfect design for the fringe accent. check out their site for even more tassel jewelry options.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Eddie Funkhouser Lipstick Review

as a Makeup Wars group we got together this month to review the Eddie Funkhouser Lipstick and Lipgloss products. i love being a part of the Makeup Wars and getting a chance to review products with my fellow beauty bloggers.  hearing their likes and dislikes about a product is extremely insightful and i highly trust their opinions. definitely take a minute to click through using the links at the end of this post to see what they have to say about the Eddie Funkhouser products.

on to the products!

first was the lipstick Innuendo. Innuendo is part of the Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color line. it is an update of the classic lipstick with intense pigments plus it hydrates. application has a lightweight yet luxurious finish leaving a gorgeous color that last hours.

next was the lipstick Strip Search. this color is a part of the Chromographic Lip Color line. this line has colors that saturate lips with vibrant hues and light reflecting particles for a creamy finish with eye-catching multi-dimensional effects.

last were the Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Glosses in Belle De Jour, Broadway Babe and Meow Meow. these glosses are lightweight with a low-tack formula that provides a brilliant color-rich multidimensional finish.

all products offered a great color range and colors that are flattering on many skin tones. the product formulation was comfortable to wear and lasted throughout typical daily wear. the quality for the cost is definitely realistic. products can be purchased online at as well as online retailers Urban Outfitters and Nasty Gal." title="click to view in an external page.">An InLinkz Link-up


Friday, March 20, 2015

Fashion Friday Cruiser Style

so so so excited for this series i am working on in collaboration with Raleigh Bicycles. i have a series  of photos that i will be shooting with Tman, the kids, just me and of course all photos will be shared here at Blushing Basics! i worked on the first of the series last week introducing men's style to the biking crowd. in the meantime, if you are interested in MY casual style check out the photos below.

i am once again wearing my favorite jeans of all time, the J.Crew Lookout High-rise with the ripped knees. if you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen this post from yesterday mentioning that they have stocked more sizes in these jeans which are an incredible steal of a deal for only $30!! additionally i have J.Crew to thank for this adorable striped tee and my denim jacket can be found at Nordstrom. the shoes are a spring staple must. the cut is a more feminine cut with only four lacings and the back has a stretch to it for a more comfortable fit. i have nothing but love for these shoes. 


Women's Venture Bike

Men's Venture Bike

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Caress Fine Fragrance Body Wash

this post is sponsored by Lunchbox however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Touch your skin to release fine fragrance.
i love multitaskers. any product that can reduce my prep time while providing more results is always a winner. this may be why i love the new Caress® Forever Collection. this collection has a formula that uses Fragrance Release Pearls™, invisible beads found within the body wash to release bursts of perfume every time you touch your skin for up to 12 hours - so you can leave a lasting impression throughout the day. now you can experience freshness around the clock with the world's first body wash with Fragrance Touch Technology.
The Caress® Forever Collection has two great body wash fragrances, Caress® Love Forever™ that has spicy floral sweetness and Caress® Adore Forever that has a rich floral scent.
To learn more about the Caress® Forever Collection and its breakthrough touch-activated technology visit.
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i would definitely recommend giving this multitasker a try. interested in winning a Walmart & Suave Spa Getaway? check out the giveaway widget below for your chance to win.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chip Free Nail Polish

i don't usually recommend a product this highly but if you don't own it, you should!  Seche Vite top coat polish is THE BEST top coat i have ever used.  i think i may have recommended this product in a previous post but after having owned it for 3 months, i am completely obsessed.  i can paint my nails, have them dry within 5 minutes (not the usual 10-20 it takes for other products to become smudge free) and not have a chip for days. 

from the website:

Seche Vite™ Dry Fast Top Coat is widely acknowledged as the world's finest top coat. Its patented formula penetrates through the nail lacquer to the base coat forming a single solid coating over the nail plate for a much more durable finish, guaranteed not to yellow and leaves nails silky, stronger and resistant to chipping and peeling.
Named Best Beauty Buy by InStyle


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