Saturday, November 28, 2015

Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Treatment Laser

everyone is on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift and this might be your solution. i an 34 and i am reaching a point in my life where those small fine line and wrinkles are creeping in and starting to make a permanent residence on my face. i don't mind it so much because i know fine lines and wrinkles add character however i want to do all of the preventative maintenance i can now to ensure that my skin looks good for years to come. this includes taking good care of my skin through a skincare routine, regularly wearing sunscreen and giving yourself preventative and reparative treatments like using the Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Treatment Laser.

i have had this laser for the last couple of months and like all Tria products i have used up until now it hasn't disappointed. the amazing thing about the Tria lasers is that they give you professional quality results from home. you get similar results to much higher cost treatments and you can do it from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

the Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Treatment Laser comes with facial wipes, an eye treatment cream and the laser which makes the perfect combination for improving your eye wrinkles. currently you can get any of the Tria products for 25% off during the holiday weekend and this is one deal you don't want to miss. because these products provide such great result they are on the pricier side of your average skincare device, however they are pricier because they work, so you are definitely paying for what you get.

currently you can try the laser risk free for 90 days so you have nothing to lose! Tria's Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser delivers dermatologists-recommended technology in an at-home product specifically designed to smooth wrinkles around the eyes. this product is unlike any other on the market!

i would love to know what you do to keep your skin looking your best. be sure to sound off in the comments.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holiday Cards with Minted

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

i love putting together holiday cards for friends and family. taking the photos, selecting the layout, deciding on just the right thing to express our personality, all of it is a lot of fun. what isn't fun is actually addressing each envelope in preparation to send. thankfully, solved that problem for me.

first, let's discuss the card. with hundreds of layouts to choose from you can select designs submitted by artists to ensure a unique and individual feel to your layout. new this season are the foiled card designs that i selected. choose from gold, silver or rose gold foiling to best coordinate with your photo. get your card printed on different variations of card stock and select from varying backgrounds whether it is patterned, solid or additional photos.

i was especially enamored with the packaging options. the envelopes come in different colors and you can also select foil inserts for the envelope or my personal favorite, glitter. they have saved us all the hassle of addressing each card (and stressing about our handwriting) but offering free address printing with cute coordinating styles to your card. in addition to that you can also get customized return address stickers that fit on the top left corner of the card and wrap around the back with a greeting. took something that always felt like a little bit of a chore and made it fun. putting together my holiday cards this year was so simple and the creative options allowed were awesome. i can't wait to put these bad boys in the mail!

be sure to order your cards soon to take advantage of their Black Friday special. 15% off holiday cards with no minimum, 20% off holiday cards $150 or more using code BF2015 through 11/27.

be sure to let me know if you want one!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pantene Pro-V Stronger Beauty

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Pantene through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Pantene, all opinions are my own.

think about your daily habits. are you doing things to make your body healthy? your mind stronger? your heart fuller? one of my goals has been to change those habits that don't encourage growth in all of those areas. i am trying to be more committed to health. i am working on learning new skills. i am constantly trying to open myself up to let others in. all of these things are results of habits i am either trying to break or improve.

my daily beauty habits include improving my nightly routine. being better about washing my face, using the right creams and maintaining my skin health. one thing i am going to try and improve the winter is the health of my hair. i color my hair, use dryers, curlers, straighteners and so on. all of these things lead to hair damage. one of the ways i am going to try and improve my hair health is to decrease my use of heat styling and increase the use of good hair treatments like weekly masks and moisture renewal shampoo.

the new Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner helps to erase the damage of 100 blow-dries for silky hair. it locks in moisture with a specially designed formula that mimics the natural moisture layers in your hair. now i can change my own habits to include taking better care of my hair with Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal.

one way i can incorporate these products into my nightly routine is by getting some extra hydration. Add in some Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner to your hair and braid it. leave product in while you sleep and rinse in the morning. you’ll love how silky soft your hair will feel.

another quick tip is to use the conditioner to smooth flyaways when you are in a pinch and don’t have hairspray or serum nearby.

the question is, who is going to hold me accountable for these self improvements? hopefully you will!  typically when working on my computer i keep a snack nearby and let's be honest, it is not always the healthiest choice. however, because i have announced my intentions and made them known i decided to change that habit into a healthier option of an apple. i'm already seeing improvement. here's to breaking bad habits and making better changes.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Goody Hair Care Follow-up & Giveaway

this post is sponsored by Goody and Acorn however all thoughts and opinions are my own. #cleanradiance

you may have seen my post two weeks ago featuring the Goody Clean Radiance copper bristled brush. i love the shine i get from the copper bristles and i am always a fan of a paddle brush so the two combined have been a hit in our household. the good news for you is that Goody has offered to host a giveaway of me great hair products.

Prizes include:

Grand prize: Chi Straightener and CROC Blowdryer (valued at $200)
Second prize: Goody Basket (valued at $100) - 2 winners
Third Prize: $25 Walmart gift card - 25 winners

be sure to use the widget below to enter. good luck!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday Style With Marie Claire Magazine

it's no secret that i am a fan of fashion but what you may not know is where i get my outfit ideas from. i like having creative outlets and styling happens to be one of those outlets i am constantly exercising. i look for inspiration in magazines, television, movies, celebrities and of course Instagram. all of these things help spark creativity for me to create my own personal style. my purpose here on this blog is not to tell you how to do something, but to create ideas so that you can be inspired for your own personal style.

this month's Marie Claire magazine is packed with tips for dressing for the holidays. it gives great ideas for gifting, styling and how to look your best during the holidays. one of my favorite sections was the Luxe for Less. i love high fashion but i don't have the budget for it. the Luxe for Less gives you ideas on how to achieve the look without breaking the bank. inspired by this idea i put together one of my favorite holiday outfits to share with you guys.

first, i love all things sparkly and sequined pants have always been on my wishlist but have never been purchased because they are typically ridiculously expensive. i found this particular pair of sequined leggings that are much for affordable than their trouser counterpart and look no different if you ask me. i picked up a striped turtleneck last season and it is such a classic piece that it will last me several more. the key to shopping is to shop smarter, not harder ;) altogether these items give off a great party vibe with a luxe look without breaking my budget.

Marie Claire is one of my favorite places to go for refreshing new styles and ideas. this magazine dazzles, educates and inspires with its editorial content, fashion coverage and how-to guides. it keeps you up to date on the seasonal trends and helps inspire me to create my own beauty and fashion looks. it is kind of like that super stylish girlfriend who will tell you the truth about whether or not something works for your. we all need an honest voice like that in our lives.

now is the perfect time of year to get yourself a subscription as well as one for a friend! The total price for two 1-year subscriptions is $10. That's like getting 2 for the price of 1! head to this site for your offer


     I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Electronics with Kohl's and Giveaway

this post is sponsored by Kohl's however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

holiday season is such a fun time of year but it also can be very stressful. juggling busy schedules with additional holiday events, figuring out shopping lists, shipping lists, etc. and suddenly your happy-go-lucky self can feel drowned in to-do's. thankfully i have a solution along with some ideas from Kohl's!

the solution - keep organized with your phone. make sure you set all events on your calendar along with alerts to remind you so that you don't mistakenly miss an event. add notes if you are supposed to be bringing along a side dish or white elephant gift and set another reminder for the day before so that you have some time to pick up those extra items. as your holiday cards come in make sure to add the addresses of your friends to your contact list to have it easily on hand when necessary. take pictures of special holiday activities and create a folder in your pictures file just for the holiday photos. this way, when the season is over you can quickly upload to your computer to preserve those memories. create shopping lists and add to them as you get ideas. make sure to note what you have actually bought so you don't have to wonder what people are still left to shop for. your phone can be your personal assistant if you just take an extra moment to use it!

with all the extra use of my phone during the Holidays i would be lost without my Mophie. i picked it up in the Kohl's website and had it delivered. it has already saved me from a dead phone several times! not only am i able to keep track of all that is happening i am also able to stay connected with friends and family during such a special time of year.

to help you out i have also put together a list of some of my favorite electronics from Kohl's that we have purchased as Christmas gifts for this holiday season. be sure to visit the end of the post for links.

my cute winter wear is also from Kohl's and i will have it linked below as well. this coat is so warm i have been grabbing it more and more as the temperatures drop.

Kohl's has graciously offered to giveaway a $200 gift card to help you out with your Christmas shopping this year. use the rafflecopter below to enter to win.

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shop my favorite electronics from Kohl's using the widget below. Happy Holidays!


Monday, November 16, 2015

How To Get The Perfect Crease

struggling to learn how to get that perfect crease every time? the answer is simple, tilt back. tilting your head back while applying your making helps stretch out the surface of your eyelid allowing you to apply the details of your eyeshadow more carefully. applying your shadow while your head is upright compresses the surface of your lid making accuracy more difficult.

additionally, you tend to apply the color lower than it should be applied when your head is upright. when your head is tilted back you apply the color directly to the shadowed part of your brow bone which is the perfect location. WARNING: applying your crease color too low can actually make your eyes appear smaller. your lid surface will look wider and bigger when your crease color is applied correctly.

getting the perfect crease every time has never been easier.