Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Clear Hair Care & $500 Giveaway

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very few products give you 10x the benefit. Clear deeply nourishes* the scalp for 10x more resilient** hair.

take the #10xMoreResilient Challenge and experience the difference for yourself. *with clinically-proven moisturization **resilience is defined as breakage when combing when using Clear Shampoo and Conditioner vs. non-conditioning shampoo.

i took the #10xMoreResilient Challenge and below are before and after photos from my experience:

Clear offers a variety of products in their Clear hair care line. these product variations are listed below along with their benefits. be sure to enter to win a $500 Walmart gift card at the end of this post!

Clear Intense Hydration:
- Clinically proven to help replenish the scalp with essential hydration*. Makes hair resilient to dryness for soft, silky tresses. With Cactus extract, a known hydrator.

Damage & Color Repair:
- Clinically proven to help restore the scalp's natural moisture balance** and make it more resilient to damage. Proven color-safe for vibrant color, it’s great for color treated hair.

Clear Ultra Shea:
- Infused with Nutrium 10™ Moisture Lock, a non-greasy nourishing complex enriched with shea butter and natural oils, CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ ULTRA SHEA quenches dryness and locks in moisture.

Clear Men Clean & Refresh:
- All-day resilience against grease and ultra-fresh hair & scalp*. Deeply builds strength, fullness & vitality.

Clear 10x Resilience Sweepstakes


RoC Skincare Solutions and Giveaway

skincare is a constant battle in my life. it is the one thing i have severe commitment issues with. i find a product that works and use it religiously for a few weeks and then i start to slip. my skin responds with a major breakout and i frantically try a new product to help cure my skin problems. over the years i have come across a few skincare lines that i can really rely for effective skincare resolution and RoC Skincare is one of them. i keep a steady stream of products as backup so that i never run out. they are one of the few skincare brands that consistently provide results for my skin. one of the best things about it is that you can find it at most major retailers (Target anyone?)

dry skin a problem - look no further. try the Multi Correction products. packed with anti aging, moisturizing and unblocking ingredients you cannot go wrong. wrinkles starting to show? give their Retinol Correxion products a try. packed with retinols that provide amazing results in the battle against wrinkles while not being too harsh on your skin, particularly during winter.

want to give all of these products a try? go ahead and enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win the basket pictured above including a $200 Visa Gift Card! what a great opportunity to say Merry Christmas to yourself! good luck!

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Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Giveaway & Tutorial

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this holiday season give your hair the silkiest opportunities by trying out the new Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil line. this shampoo, conditioner and treatment works together to give you the silkiest hair possible. you can find out more information at and see what women are saying about Dove Pure Care Dry Oil line. go ahead and take the #SilkyHairDare challenge and feel the silky smooth results for yourself. if you aren't completely satisfied with the results you simply return your bottle and they'll refund the purchase. simple as that. visit for more details.

holiday parties require great hair so i have put together this tutorial showing you a quick and easy holiday hairstyle to keep your hair out of your face but in the spotlight. be sure to follow to the end of the tutorial for your chance to win a complete line of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil.


enter to win these products:

1 Dove Pure Care Dry Oil – Shampoo (12 oz)

1 Dove Pure Care Dry Oil – Conditioner (12 oz)

1 Dove Pure Care Dry Oil – Nourishing Hair Treatment – African Macadamia Oil (3.38 oz)

1 Dove Pure Care Dry Oil – Restorative Hair Treatment – Anatolian Pomegranate Seed Oil (3.38 oz)

Dove Silky Hair Dare Social Sweepstakes


Friday, December 12, 2014

Fashion Friday Party Wear with Piper Street

oh, you know, just chillin' in my favorite Piper Street duds. their latest sequin skirts are the best addition to your holiday wardrobe. they are affordable, flirty, and full of sparkle. in fact, they don't work just for holidays. i am going to be wearing these bad boys all year long. to say i love sparkle is an understatement and these skirts bring just the right amount of sparkle to my life.

be sure to check out Piper Street Shop for even more amazing holiday options as well as stylish pieces for everyday wear.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Get Your Best Smile With Crest

'tis the season for family photos, holiday parties and a million reasons to 'say cheese'. during these moments you want to have the best and brightest smile possible. to help you get the best and brightest smile let me share with you my favorite teeth whitening tips.

first, i have it on good authority (to be honest my dentist told me this!) that in office whitening treatments are just meh. they get you white quickly but you also lose your bright white just as quickly. the best way to whiten teeth is to progressively whitening them with multiple whitening treatments like these Crest 3D White Whitestrips. the flex fit technology allows the whitestrip to stretch, cover and format around your smile. the strong grip allows for a comfortable whitening experience. use these once a day for one hour and your smile will be bright! don't waste your gift-giving budget on $500 professional whitening treatments when Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects is just as effective.

second, choose your lipstick wisely. wearing a red lipstick or a dark lipstick with a blue undertone helps to make your teeth look whiter. i can't tell you the number of times i've had people comment on the color of my teeth in Instagram photos, but honestly it is the lipstick that is doing all the work. i know a bold color can be intimidating but if you would just five it a shot you'll see that it is working for you and not against you.

i hope these tips get you on your way to a bright and brilliant smile. here's to the merriest time of year and all the confidence you need when you 'say cheese'! plus, these Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips at Target make perfect stocking stuffers. get $7 off your purchase of Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips at


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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Makeup Guide: The 'Rules' Of Makeup

i get a lot of questions about the 'rules' of makeup. should you wear foundation daily? how much makeup is too much? what is the minimum amount of makeup i can wear?

when it comes down to it, my philosophy with makeup and style is that 'If it makes you feel beautiful, you are doing it right.' basically, there are no rules. you can wear teal blue eyeliner with bright pink lipstick if that is your jam. you can wear no makeup at all if you find it a complete bother. wear what makes you feel comfortable.

beyond that philosophy, for those of us who like basic guidelines to follow to stay within the bell curve, above are a set of instructions for when and when not to wear makeup. for daytime, you can wear as light or as heavy as you like. for evening, go big or go home - you want to make a statement walking into a party. when it comes down to brass tacks, blush and mascara are just not optional. fullness in your lashes and color on your cheeks will keep you looking like a live human being, particularly in the winter months when we all begin to look a little pale.

hope that helps with some direction on the rules of makeup. or, you are welcome to take a page out of my book and inch your way closer to drag queen status daily. it's up to you.


Monday, December 8, 2014

$400 Nordstrom Holiday Giveaway


Ashley Brooke | Mash Elle | Diary of A Debutante | Upbeat Soles | Covering The Bases


Brighton The Day | Visions of Vogue | Blushing Basics | To Be Bright | A Southern Drawl


Bows and Depos | Styled Snapshots | Living In Color Print | Let It Be Beautiful | Love, Olia


Style Cusp | Kiara Michelle | From C to C | Twenties Girl Style | Girl Get Glamorous


Because Shanna Said So | Lush to Blush | Prosecco & Plaid | Girl Meets Bow | Fashion A Bella


$400 Nordstrom Gift Card
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