Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Product Watch Wednesday: Review of the Modere Beauty Box + Giveaway

Hey Everyone,
I had a representative from Modere contact me a couple of weeks back asking if I would like to review their beauty box with skin care products. I'm not gonna lie, I was pretty thrilled to be approached by them as a beauty blogger still in the baby stages of her blog, but I also made it clear that I was going to give my full and honest opinion about the products that they sent me. But I did want to get that out in the open in case anyone was curious. Other than Modere sending me the products, I was in no way compensated to write this post or film this video below.

So enough disclaimer jargon, I really loved a majority of everything in this beauty box and I think there are a wonderful addition to my skincare routine! If you want to see my review of the Modere beauty box, than check out my video below! Also make sure you check out my YouTube channel to enter my giveaway of all of the samples + the Dual Action Eye Gel. The giveaway will run till 12/17, so make sure you enter before it ends :D

If you want to check out this beauty box for yourself, check out this link here!

Let me know down in the comments if you have tried anything from Modere and if you recommend any other products for me to try!


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Erin Condren Giveaway with But First Coffee!!!

Hey Everyone,
So I am the major sponsor this month for the But First Coffee blog by Kallie and we decided to do a little giveaway for our readers just in time for the holidays and the approaching new year! Per the survey Kallie sent out awhile ago asking you guys what you would like to see her giveaway on her blog/YouTube channel, there was an overwhelming response of readers wanting to see an Erin Condren giveaway on But First Coffee.

I have been hearing all about these life planners from some of my favorite YouTubers such as Andréa Matillano, and Saddiekins21, so I decided to do some online research to see if I would like to make the investment myself. I must say I do LOVE the way the planner is set up with a day and an evening schedule, giving me plenty of space to schedule out my day with specific times. I also really love how creative one can get with how to decorate and set up their planner in general. The only part I'm not too crazy about is the price tag :-( My biggest fear of investing in this $50+ planner is not using it for all of its wonderful qualities, thus not getting my money's worth!

I think this giveaway is such a great idea with the coming new year and is something you should definitely jump on before the giveaway ends :D Do you recommend the investment in an Erin Condren planner? Leave me a comment down below letting me know why this planner is so AMAZING!

*** This giveaway is sponsored by But First, Coffee and My Fair Daily and all gifts were purchased with our own money.  This is not affiliated with Erin Conden.  Giveaway is open internationally to anyone over the age of 16 or with a parent's permission.  Winner will receive a $65 Gift Card to Erin Conden which covers the costs of a Life Planner with a choice of customization.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

10 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

Hey Everyone,
I took a little break over the holidays last week and now I am back in the swing of things and coming at you with 10 things I have been loving lately!

1. Family
Even though Thanksgiving is over, the sense of FAMILY is still very strong carrying into the Christmas season. There is nothing I love more than spending time with my loved ones during the holidays! In fact, I had my little sister spend all of Thanksgiving weekend with me and we had a great time just hanging out, Black Friday shopping and going to the tree lighting ceremony in my home town. Family traditions this time of year are incredibly important to me, and even as an adult I still get excited for Christmas Eve dinner and the restless sleep that follows me into Christmas morning. My hope is that everyone gets to spend some time with their family this holiday season, and create traditions that will last for years to come!


2. Christmas Decor
Christmas time seems to be the only holiday I always make sure I decorate for, and let me tell you I go pretty all out (well at least in my family room). I have plans on shooting a holiday tour on my YouTube channel very soon, so make sure you stay tuned for that! My favorite piece to decorate is my Christmas Tree that I got for a pretty good deal a couple years back from BigLots. It’s a 7.5 ft, pre-lit (very important feature), tree that I have slowly but surely drowned in ornaments over the last couple of years. Not to knock real Christmas Tree lovers out there, but it takes my husband literally a Browns half time to set up my tree… Not a whole day dedicated to the task! My second favorite thing to set up is my Christmas Village! It has transferred around my family room over the years and is now split into two sections, but I really love my little collection that I add to every holiday season. This year I added the veterinary hospital, the Toys for Tots toy shop, and the village library (in case your curious, my collection is from either Kohls, Michaels, or Walmart). Please leave me links below showing off your holiday decor!

3. Holiday Candles
Did you shop the Buy 3 Get 3 Free sale this Black Friday at Bath and Body Works? So I may have gone a little cray but I can’t help it, this is my favorite time of year for candles!!! Some of my favorites are Marshmallow Fireside, Tis The Season, Fresh Basalm, and Winter.

4. My iPhone Playlist
Just downloaded some new (or well newer to me anyways) songs to my phone that I can’t get enough of right now including Meghan Trainor “All About That Base,” Selena Gomez “Heart Wants What It Wants,” and Taylor Swift “Shake It Off!”

5. The Mocking Jay
I'll admit, I wasn’t that pumped to see this movie, and therefore didn’t make a point to buy tickets for opening night. But I was so happy that we finally got the chance to check it out last Monday, and I must say I was pretty impressed with the film! I was not a fan of the 3rd book, and I don’t have high expectations for the last installment of the series, but whether it be the beautiful Jennifer Lawrence or the director, Katniss is a much more likable character on film than in the books. Can’t wait for this series to conclude and to finish collecting this series!

The Mockingjay by Grodansnagel

6. Lazy Weekends
There is nothing like taking a little R&R and catching up on some TV or reading an entire book in one day! While it was weird taking a week off from blogging, it was nice to just relax and not have a schedule this past weekend!

7. Christmas Movies
Next to Halloween this is my favorite time of year for movie marathons (in fact I am watching Home Alone 2 right now, a favorite of mine). Included on my list of favorites would be ELF, the Santa Claus, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The cartoon version, not the Jim Carrey version!), Rudolph, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, and of course Nightmare Before Christmas! Oh, and I also got hooked on Hallmark Christmas movies this year. I don't care how cheesy they are, they make me smile and warm my heart.

8. Hot Chocolate
I have been getting in the mood nearly everyday for this chocolatey delight. I am not much of a coffee drinker, so cocoa is my go to warm drink for the wintertime. I love Swiss Miss with the little marshmallows!

9. Sparkling Ice Flavored Water
If you are a pop drinker trying to cut back, or you just can’t stand drinking plain, boring water, you’ve gotta try these!!! I am usually pretty skeptical about flavored water, and I am not even that much of a fan of the flavor pouches, but I love these drinks! And the best part is that they’re a $1 a piece!!! Hard to beat that in my book. My favorite flavors include Black Raspberry, Cherry Limeade, and Classic Lemonade!

10. “Sweet Surrender” by Maya Banks
I have my best friend to thank for turning me onto (no pun intended) this series. I was not expecting to get as sucked into this book as I did, but when I had a sick day from work yesterday I literally read this book from cover to cover! I couldn’t put it down (accept for when I took a wonderful nap in the afternoon) and I was intrigued from start to finish. While this book is only for certain audiences and is very ummm… how should I say this… pornographic in the detail, it was a pretty good love story, albeit borderline cheesy, with a lot of kink in between… Not saying I am in to that but it was quite an interesting read to immerse my imagination into. Fair warning, this is not a book for everyone!!!! And I repeat NO children or anyone under like 21 should EVER read this book!!!

What are some things you are loving right now? Do you love Christmas time as much as I do? Leave me some love down below!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2014 Holiday Kohls Haul

Hey Everyone!
So it is no secret that I am a lover of ALL things Kohls and, I mean seriously half of my wardrobe and house is made up of things from that store lol! My favorite time to shop is when I have my trusty 30% off coupon on top of all of the deals and sales already present in stores. Needless to say, I spared no expense this time around and knocked out a bit of Christmas shopping as well as a little bit of shopping for myself :D  Check out my video below to see what I picked up from Kohls, and let me me know down in the comments if you have started your Christmas shopping yet for the year, and if you got any good buys from Kohls lately?!


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