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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Beauty at any Age

I am joining with some lovely women from the Beauty Blogger Collab and sharing our thoughts on beauty at any age. I was excited to take part, because I think it is important to stay true to yourself. I am in my early thirties and I love color,and glitter. I am also a huge fan of anything animal print or pink so you usually can see me coming. 

It wasn't until I turned thirty that I started getting comments about my bright makeup choices. I remember just last year I was in a store, and a little girl told her mom "You should wear your makeup like hers". She was only like 6 years old but still she kept telling her mom how pretty my makeup was. The mom looked at her daughter and then back at me and said "It takes a special kind of person to wear that kind of makeup".  I also get the occasional don't you think you are too old for that kind of makeup, or to dye your hair so much. However, I can tell you now that I will always be this person. I get bored easily and for me makeup is my expression, as is my hair. 

Makeup should be fun, it's something that I apply almost on a daily basis. If you don't like the look it can be washed right off.  Don't be afraid to play around it and try new things. I don't believe in people having a shade, or certain colors that they look good in. I say if it makes you happy wear it. I love a bright lip, so maybe the orange isn't the best shade to make my teeth look white. I wear orange lips all the time, because it makes ME happy.

We should find out what we love, and wear it. Stop being so hard on ourselves, and treating each other poorly. I hate that age is something that is looked poorly upon, especially with women. I am here to tell you 30 is amazing and I embrace it. No matter how old you are reading this, I hope you let go of all the worries, or preconceived notions you have about beauty. Go ahead and buy that hot pink lipstick, blue shadow, or add some fun highlights to your hair.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Battle of Setting Sprays

Check out my comparison video on setting sprays!

Skindinavia,Model in a Bottle,Urban Decay,and Hard Candy!

What's your favorite?

Celebrate Earth Day with L'Occitane

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Until April 26th  shoppers will be able to purchase the 500ml Almond Shower Oil and a refill pouch for just $62 (normally a $87.50 value)!

L’OCCITANEhas a lot of their products that come in refillable packages, from soap,shower oils, and cleansers. Be sure to check out this link to find out what you can get to help out on Earth Day.

There will be a full review on several of my favorite L’OCCITANE products.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Random Haul and some Chit Chat

Check out my random haul and a little chit chat!

Join Me and Stop the Stigma!

stop the stigma depends underwareness

I wanted to share this new product with you because I wanted to share my friends story. I do not currently suffer from any health issue that causes bladder leakage but I have several friends, and co- workers who do. I recently had this conversation with someone I have been friends with for almost 10 years and I never knew she needed this type of product.

I was recently going to go over to her house and then we were going out for ladies night. I stopped in at Target, because I am a shopaholic heh. She called me and  said "I have a really embarrassing question to ask you", and if you know me I can't keep up with all the embarrassing things I do so I didn't know where she was going with this conversation. She wanted me to pick her up anything that was the cheapest for her "stupid bladder". She is in her late twenties,a total knockout and has a few kids which is where her troubles began. She kept apologizing, and asking if I was okay with buying them.

She told me when I got to her house that she asked me because she knows I don't care about people judging me (in the best way possible,I think heh). She usually has her mom buy them for her, because she is too worried about someone seeing her buy them. So when I got the opportunity to review this product and to share the facts about bladder leakage I knew I had to share her story.

stop the stigma depends underwareness

Did you know that bladder leakage affects 51 million people. More people in their 20's suffer from bladder leakage than in their 80's. The average age of someone with bladder leakage is only 52 years old. Lastly that there are more people with bladder leakage younger than 50 than 60 or older.

I was surprised to read those facts myself. I always assumed it was just for older people. I don't have kids, and I haven't had any health issues that caused bladder leakage. I have heard women make the jokes, or friends tell me in a joking way about the issue. I hope that if you read this you embrace it, and feel shame no longer. I am giving these to my friend, she was with me when I picked them up for this post. She was actually impressed by how much they were just like underwear just with the built in protection. She also loved that they were low cut,and she could still look and feel good about what she was wearing.

If you or someone you know can benefit from trying out a free sample of this product check out this link! You can sign up and get a sample for them, and send them the link to get their own sample.

Also Depends is entering its 2nd year of Underwareness, which is a movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. Depends is encouraging people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness and featuring Depends products they will donate $1 up to $3million through 2016. To find out more visit and support the cause and get your FREE sample of Depends Silhouette Active Fit.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Setting Spray

Fast & Fabulous Setting Spray can be found at Walmart and $6.00 2.2 fl oz

A few weeks ago I was shopping on because I truly hate going into the store. Plus I am lazy, and I can always find more stuff on their website than I ever would in store. So browsing the makeup section I saw this new makeup setting spray from Hard Candy. I added it to my cart, and I have been trying it out over the past few weeks.

In case you aren't aware my skin is oily,sensitive and acne prone (jealous?). I did my makeup as I normally would and sprayed my face with this Hard Candy setting spray. It claims to last all day and night in any kind of weather. My first time using it, I noticed my foundation had separated pretty bad. I also felt that my skin was greasier than normal, but it was a humid rainy day so I tried it again. 

I hate to report that over the next several uses the outcome was pretty much the same. My makeup was breaking apart and not setting. I was much shinier and had more of a grease to my skin than I normally would. After the second time of using it I also noticed some little zits around my mouth where the foundation was setting in my smile lines. I have quit using it, and plan on letting someone else give it a try.

My friend has normal skin, she doesn't wear makeup because she has great skin. So I will let her try it out and see if it works for her on those nights she likes to get dolled up. I think it will work better for someone who is dry,or normal but you can't be the slight bit oily or it's going to increase that situation. It did nothing for me,and I hate that because I loved the price tag. 

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative try the Elf Mist and Set for $3 it is still a favorite of mine!

Bought with my husbands money :)
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I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x-Unboxing

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I was one of the bloggers that was selected to review the new Tria Beauty Hair Remover Laser 4x. I am so excited to share my journey with you over the next 3 months! If you want to know a little bit about the product this is what their claim is. This is also what I will be testing for as I use it on my 3 month journey!

What they claim:
After three months of treatment, hair follicles that have been deactivated by the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X will no longer grow hair. Continue to use the Tria Laser 4X as necessary for touch-ups until your skin is smooth and you're free of the endless hassles of shaving and waxing.

I did a little research and tried to find out how much laser hair removal is in my area. I called 3 places in my area that offer laser hair removal. Two places would not quote me a price over the phone, I had to come in for a consultation first. The third place told me they had a 60% off sale right now and for small areas (arm pits with light hair) and 3 treatments would cost $300 which was with the deal and they told me they had a credit card I could apply for if I needed it.

The Tria Beauty 4x, is pricey upfront $495.00 however you will use it once a week,every week for 3 months and as needed for touch ups after that.I will be using it once a week,every other week because of my light skin and hair. So you can already see the type of money you are saving, and you get to use it in the comfort of your own home.  Plus with these cute shades they look nice sitting out in your bathroom on display.

If you are curious I was sent the Turquoise shade, and I am in love!

My YouTube video with details about my journey,up close look at the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x!

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Join me on my Tria Beauty Hair Removal Journey!
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