Get Summer Festival Ready

Get Summer Festival Ready

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Summer is just a few short weeks away, and with that comes festival season. Whether you’re into music, food, or art, getting summer festival ready involves more than purchasing your passes. To help you create that signature look, I’m sharing some affordable options for makeup and hair.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup – Profusion Cosmetics

During the warmer months, I’m all about that lightweight, shimmer and glow. One makeup brand that helps me achieve this is cruelty-free Profusion Cosmetics. Established in Southern California, Profusion Cosmetics is all about providing affordable products that are on-trend and inclusive. No matter your skin tone, age or makeup level proficiency, Profusion has something for you.

The brand was kind enough to send me four different palettes/kits to try, including the Strobe & Glow Palette, Pro Face Professional Beauty Book, Eyes & Cheek Palette, Amber Eyes Palette, and Mixed Metals Glam Kit.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Glow & Strobe Palette and Swatches

Of the five palettes/kits, the two that were absolute standouts for me are the Pro Face Professional Beauty Book and Strobe & Glow Palette. What I love most about the Strobe & Glow palette is the diversity of colors. They work for every skin tone and highlighter tastes. I can go bold or create a soft summer festival ready glow with these beautiful shades and Pro Series Brush.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Pro Face Palette & Swatches

My second favorite is the Pro Face Professional Beauty Book. I love that this kit has almost everything I need to create a myriad of summer looks. It’s especially great for getting summer festival ready on the go. All I would need to add to my makeup travel bag is primer, mascara, foundation, concealer, lip choices, and few extra brushes. The shadows, blushes, and bronzers are very blendable and buildable. The highlighters are subtle and the brow products a tad ashy, but still workable.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Eye & Cheek Palette and Swatches

Next up are the Eye & Cheek Palette, Mixed Metals Glam Kit, and Amber Eyes. While the products are nice, they weren’t my favorite. I had the most trouble with the Eye & Cheek Palette and Mixed Metals Glam Kit. The shadows and highlights in the palette aren’t very pigmented and a little hard to blend. The blushes are really nice though. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the brush in the palette. It blended well but didn’t apply product evenly.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Mixed Metals Glam Palette & Swatches

I felt similar about the shadows in the Mixed Metals and Amber palette. I had several issues creating summer festival ready looks I would really love to wear. However, I think if you like soft eye looks, you would really enjoy the Amber Eyes palette. As for the Mixed Metals, I wish the metallics were as shimmery as the lip crème, which delivers an insane metallic payoff.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Amber Eyes Palette and Swatches

Summer Festival Ready Makeup – Tangle Teezer

No summer festival look would be complete without fabulous hair. Whether you choose to unless your inner Bohemian or glam Rockstar, high-performing styling tools are a must. All those braids, updos, and beachy waves can create a mess of tangles. Enter the Tangle Teezer.

This award-winning detangling brush uses a two-tiered teeth system to detangle without causing damage to your hair. The Tangle Teezer comes in a variety of options to suit almost any type of hair or style. I was sent the Original Wet & Dry Brush and the On-The-Go Detangling Brush.

Summer Festival Ready Hair Tangle Teezers - Regular and Travel Size

 

I use the Original Brush to comb my hair after I wash it. One of my favorite aspects of the Original Tangle Teezer is how it also provides a nice scalp massage. Because I have fine hair, I did have some issues with using it on the top of my head where my hair is a little thinner. I also wish they would create brushes for us lefthanded people. Although the brush is very lightweight, the ergonomic design is more tailored for the righthanded.

Summer Festival Ready Hair - Tangle Teezer Use

Of the two brush styles I received, the On-the-go is my favorite. It’s the perfect size for tossing in your bag to create those summer festival ready looks. Or when you need a give your hair a little extra boost of shine, smoothness or volume.

One of the best features of this brush is the bottom holder. It helps to keep your brush clean and the teeth from getting dirty or bent while in your bag. I also really love the bright patterns. The glitter and flamingos are just fun and unexpected. I know my little nieces would love them.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion Looks

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How are you getting summer festival ready? What are your favorite festivals?

 

 

 

Dino Fun for Your Little One

Dino Fun for Your Little One

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What little one doesn’t love a dinosaur? I know my kids are crazy about any type of dino! From a young age imaging what life was like when dinos roamed the world, it is so much fun to use your imagination.

Little dino delights! Hitting Shelves May 18th, 2018.

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Purify The Air Within Your Home

Purify The Air Within Your Home - Febreze Air Purifier Tower

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Freshness is a luxury for me as the only female in my household. Other than me, our family consists of my husband, our little boy, and two cats.

With asthma and allergies, my need for breathable and clean air is essential. It’s the difference between a really good day for me, or a struggling to breath and feeling exhausted kinda day…. [read more]

Easy And Healthy Pantry Swaps

Easy And Healthy Pantry Swaps - Angelic Bakehouse Whole Grain Breads and Wraps - Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey

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Life is hard. Figuring out what to eat can feel like a steep mountain to climb sometimes when you’re faced with this decision on top of the hundreds of other things you have to plan every day. You already have to plan and make a list when going to the grocery, so this is one of the easier times to think ahead. I usually sit down (or dig through the refrigerator and pantry) when the kids are at school and my husband is at work so that I don’t get interrupted. It allows me time to think without distractions (assuming there isn’t an animal puking, chasing a fly, or one of the kids isn’t texting me from school to bring something that they forgot).

Luckily, when it comes to most foods the family isn’t too picky about the brand and is willing to try new things that I bring home. I enjoy finding new brands to try, it keeps things a bit interesting. A couple of new brands I’ve tried recently in my quest to make gradual healthier food swaps in my home are Angelic Bakehouse and Wedderspoon®. [read more]

Hungry For Love-A Contemporary Romance Novel

Hungry For Love-A Contemporary Romance Novel - Hungry For Love by Maya Sacher

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On any given day it’s pretty rare for me not to be reading a book for some portion of it, either while waiting for the kids somewhere, sitting in a waiting room, or tucked into bed late in the evening. I go from one right into the next one most of the time. Often I read several books at the same time, switching back and forth between them. People think I’m weird and wonder how I can keep the plot lines straight. I don’t know. It’s just how I do!

It’s fun to find authors I’ve not read before because it’s like meeting a new friend. You know? I mean, every book has its own narrative voice for me depending on how the book reads. I read many different genres from horror to sci fi, biography to history, classics to contemporary. It’s all game if the back of the jacket cover offers an interesting synopsis of the contents.

We’ve all read romance novels where the leading lady has to choose between two lovers, but Hungry For Love by Maya Sacher isn’t all romance. There is plenty of other action to keep track of, as well. [read more]

Show Your Mom Some Love

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Teleflora® offers the most beautiful floral arrangements I’ve ever seen. Every time I visit their website there are unique new arrangements available with some of the most stunning designs and vase options I think that I’ve ever seen.

The bouquets I’ve received from them have looked just like what they show on their website and are big, beautiful arrangements. I think it’s an incredible value due to the quality vases and plants used. My cats sometimes like to get up on the table to sniff them (and they’re not exactly gentle about it) but the durability of the arrangement means I don’t have to worry about them ruining it.

Teleflora Mother's Day 2018 Bouquet Collection-closeup of blooms-on Jamie's side table-1

I’ve gotten several Teleflora® bouquets to decorate my home over the last six months and have never been disappointed. My favorite part is that, even though the bouquets last for a long time, I found a way to get even more enjoyment out of them once some of the blooms start to dry out and fade…. [read more]

It’s Time to Watch Your Health

It's Time to Watch Your Health

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I’ll be the first one to say that I don’t take care of myself the way I should. Not for lack of wanting to but as a mom of four little ones six and under, I usually just don’t have the time. So I’ve been looking for ways to help me keep track of sleep, eating, and my everyday well-being. I usually try and make sure the kids are so well taken care of but I forget all about myself. So when I got the chance to try the GoBe2 by Healbe I was so excited at the prospect of something that goes everywhere with me and doesn’t take time away from my everyday life, it’s everything you need all in one place.

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Whiten Teeth The Natural Non-Toxic Way

Whiten Teeth The Natural Non-Toxic Way - My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste and Whitening Tooth Powder

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I try to do my best to keep my teeth looking nice. It’s one of the first things I notice about other people, so of course I want others’ first impression of my smile to be a positive one, too. I’ve tried many whitening products, everything from toothpastes and rinses to strips, gels, and lighted systems. Some methods I prefer over others (mostly due to convenience and quickness of use, since I don’t often have time to sit still for lengthier treatments).

I’ve tried most of the whitening toothpastes you can easily find in mass merchandise stores like Walmart, Target and CVS at one time or another. However, when I decide to do a whitening treatment, I usually want something that gives noticable results quickly. And, generally toothpastes whiten gradually over several days or weeks. Which, is fine if you have the time and can remember to use them consistently (and remember to purchase more when you use up your current stash).

I just heard about a totally different kind of teeth whitening product and tried it out. I’ve never seen anything like it before anywhere. My Magic Mud® offers a couple of teeth whitening options that I found interesting — whitening toothpaste and whitening tooth powder. Yes, powder. [read more]

Moisturize Your Hands in Luxury

 

Moisturize Your Hands in Florals 

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There’s nothing like treating yourself to luxury skincare. It’s great for your skin and your well-being. One of my favorite indulgences is the brand Molton Brown. I’ve been a fan since I first received a sample of their hand lotion. It was heaven on earth from my dry hands. Now, you can enjoy their Limited Edition Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise and moisturize your hands in this amazing floral scent.

Moisturize Your Hands in Florals

I wash my hands a lot, which can sometimes dry my skin out. And thanks to my already dry and sensitive prone skin, this can be a problem. I also have issues with certain soaps, so much so my skin can break out, peel or just itch. This never happens with the Molton Brown fine liquid hand wash or lotion.

Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Hand Wash

The Molton Brown Lily of the Valley & Start Anise hand wash and lotion are enriched with floral top, heart and base notes:

  • Top notes: star anise, magnolia and green mandarin
  • Heart notes: lily of the valley, peony and white tea
  • Base notes: ylang-ylang, sandalwood, and white musk

Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Hand Lotion

I’m not one to typically gravitate towards floral scents but I really like this one. I think the base notes help add a nice musky touch to help keep the floral notes from overpowering the scent. Whether you love florals or not, you will love this line from Molton Brown, and not just because of the scent. Both the soap and the lotion moisturize your hands to soft, hydrated perfection.

Moisturize your hands in florals - lotion results

I like to keep the lotion next to the soap on my sink. So, each time I wash my hands, I can follow it up with the extra hydration of the lotion. I find using the two in combination helps keeps my dry hands feeling and smelling amazing all day long.

Indulge in Molton Brown

As amazing as Molton Brown items are, you might not want to share them. But some secrets are meant to be shared. I definitely think the Lily of the Valley & Star Anise line is one of them. This beautiful set would make a great Mother’s Day, Birthday, Baby Shower, or Housewarming gift for the favorite ladies in your life. Moisturize your hands or theirs in the cruelty-free luxury of Molton Brown.

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What’s your favorite hand care scent? Have you tried products from Molton Brown?

 

 

Treat Yourself to Something New

Treat Yourself to Something New

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As the mom of four little ones under six and under I’m bad about not taking the time to do things for myself, or I don’t always put myself first. I’ve decided that lately, I needed to take time to change that because as a parent I’m important too.

How can I make sure to treat myself?

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