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Monday, June 29, 2015

Stripes on Stripes

Is anyone else blown away that we only have a few more days left of June? Somehow the end of June makes it a little more real that summer is only here for a few months and we need to do everything in our power to enjoy it. Windows open…fresh squeezed lemonade…cookouts with friends and family…shopping adventures at Target. Lol…ok, I know we can do that anytime of the year, but it’s better in summer:)

Does anyone else have a major problem with Target? I mean….how in the world do they do it? I swear they have the cutest everything…home decor, clothing, accessories…it’s a hard place to go in if you don’t have a few extra dollars to spend! I swear it’s like a vortex…you go in for say, deoderant, and get sucked in so deep that a $5 trip becomes $100 in the blink of an eye. And yet I keep going back for more! I’m so thankful I did last weekend however, when I found this super cute striped circle skirt that I paired with another striped piece, an easy-breezy tank you can literally wear with anything (I think I actually have…besides this skirt, I’ve worn it with shorts, boyfriend jeans and white denim…I’m a little infatuated!).

Cute Outfit from Target

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Walk in the Park

I L-O-V-E love lunch dates with my friends! Although they happen too few and far between, they’re the best way to get through a long day or week, catch up, and, of course, eat! Today, Nicole (practically my soul sister), her two adorable daughters (seriously adorable…see the pic below!) and myself went to one of our favorite spots to (over) indulge, and after went for a walk through a cute little park in town. After the large number of calories we consumed, we probably should have kept on walking, but we were getting eaten by mosquitoes and it was about to pour. Regardless, it was such a fun a day and I can’t wait for the next time!

I love summer dressing for casual lunches because it’s so so easy! Throw on jeans or shorts with a tee or tank, add sandals and a few cute accessories and viola, summer chic:)

Cute Fedora for Summer, Easy Summer Outfit 

Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Pads Review

I think at some point after college, women start looking for the proverbial Fountain of Youth. We try everything don’t we? I mean, if a “doctor” came out with a study that told us  standing on our heads while singing the ABC’s would help fight wrinkles, I bet the majority of us would try it (including me!). Fortunately we live in a day and age where we do have options. Plastic surgery and things like Botox are of course one way to go, BUT, there are products that will help reduce and/or prevent wrinkles all together. I recently had the opportunity to try Intensive Eye Treatment Pads from Exuviance and am happy to share my results with you.

I know we’re all looking for the miracle gel, cream or potion to restore skin’s elasticity and instantly give us back our youth by completely smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. I would LOVE to tell you these treatment pads do this, but I can’t. I can however tell you I did notice a slight difference after only one use. My skin around the eyes was immediately hydrated and tightened thus helping to smooth my fine lines. This result was immediate and did last well into the next day. And I have noticed a slight and gradual improvement with each use (recommended at twice per week). Yay!!! These are so easy to use, there’s nothing to prep, no pain or hassle…literally, rip open the packs and apply. Easy breezy.

I know for some of you, I’ve just ruined the surprise…you don’t want to know the science behind the product, just whether it works or not, lol. But, for those of you who do want to know, here we go:) Each $48 box contains 12 packs (2 pads per pack, so 12 uses) of thin treatment pads each containing Lactobionic Acid (10%) and Pro-Vitamins A, C and E. Lactobionic Acid is derived from milk sugar and suitable for all skin types. It hydrates while simultaneously stimulating cell renewal and supporting the dermal matrix, in turn, firming the skin and minimizing the appearance of fine lines. The entire eye area is left feeling refreshed  (and maybe even a bit younger:) )

Another reason I enjoyed the Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Pads? They provide the perfect reason to kick back and relax a little! Make sure to apply to clean, dry skin and apply on or around the eye area. Leave the pads on anywhere from 10-30 minutes. If there is any excess, lightly massage into skin. Visit Exuviance.com to find this or other fabulous skin treatments.

Exuviance Eye Treatment Pads Review

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June Beauty Box 5 Review: Bon Voyage

So, yayyyy! Last week was Beauty Box 5 delivery week. I love that day:) Even though I know it’s coming, it’s still a nice little surprise to see what the monthly box is packed with…I meeeaaan, what girl doesn’t like some new makeup (and other goodies), but still, makeup? Yes please! This month’s box, Bon Voyage contained everything you need for quick trips, longer getaways, or just a random day at the beach. I tell everyone all the time how much I love my Beauty Box 5’s and I truly do…this month was no exception:

Beuaty Box 5 June Review

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Easy-Breezy Jeans and a Tee

One of the many reasons I love summer is obvious…there’s always something to do. Warm weather tends to bring out the social butterflies in all of us, which is probably why I have WAY more summer clothing options than I do winter. I meeeean…you can’t be seen twice in the same week in the same outfit, right? I love this basic jeans and tee outfit with some retro-like sneaks for more casual outings or weekend brunch.

Weekend Wear women, what to wear to brunch

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday Coffee

I decided something Friday morning when my alarm viciously awoke me…when I have a minute to just enjoy life, I need to take it. My schedule is so wack-a-doo, that sometimes, getting together with my friends isn’t realistic. I might have free time at 9:00 a.m. on a random Friday, but no one else does. Such was the case, this past Friday and I thought, I could just keep working (blech.), or I could take advantage of an extra hour or so and hit up one of my favorite coffee spots anyways. Which I did (much better than working, I must say). And I ordered something tastier than my normal black coffee. And I munched on a few white chocolate covered pretzels. It was…perfection. I think I might just have to make this a weekly thing.

On another note, what do you think of my chevron mani? I’m using four super hot shades from SinfulColors Summer 2015 Collection, Street Fusion. Gold Medal, Snow Me White, Black on Black and 24/7. The made in the USA line is toluene, formaldehyde and DBP free, and shades are priced at just $1.99! Check them out at Walgreens, Rite Aid and other mass retailers:)

South Bend Chocolate Factory

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Be Inspired – New Shades from SinfulColors are Perfect for Summer Mani’s!

Ok, so I’m ridiculous this summer! I’m not sure what it is, but I am constantly changing out my nail colors this season. That’s one of the many reasons I was excited to be introduced to six shades from the SinfulColors Summer 2015 collection, Street Fusion. Their shades are so much fun, made in the USA and priced for any budget (as in $1.99)! The Street Fusion collection includes 29 shades, 6 glitter topcoats and 5 AMAZING appliqués making it easy to quickly change your manicure…add a new topcoat, “appliqué” a statement nail, or “glitter bomb” your current hue. I’m getting excited to try some fun designs I’ve been meaning to do for quite a little while. I’ll of course share them with you once completed, but in the meantime, head to your local Walgreens, Rite Aid and other mass retailers and try a few new shades of Sinful Colors for yourself! SinfulColor shades are also Toluene, Formaldehdye and DBP free:) Yay!

Shown below are Color Bomb, Pink Ansen, Cherry Blossom, Otaku Anime, Maroon Fine and Sky. See how I used Cherry Blossom, Otaku Anime and Color Tag here.

SinfulColors Summer Nail Shades, What Color Should I Paint My Nails


Press Sample

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Too Happy Tuesday; 5 Things

Midwest Storm Clouds

OMG you guys, it got so cold here today! Well, not really THAT cold, but I think my body had gotten used to 85 and 1,000% humidity, lol. Honestly, 65 felt a little chilly! But, I do admit it was pretty nice running weather, so I guess I have to pick my battles. Anyway, enough about weather, here are my weekly five favorites:)

  1. Summer Storms. Well…this is only partially true…I hate the crazy windy storms but the milder ones that deposit big fluffy clouds like the above at sunset…those I can handle. So nice!
  2. Google Opinion Rewards. I love my Galaxy S and for all of you Android users, you HAVE to get this app. It periodically sends you surveys (super short, like probably take under a minute to answer). In return you get anywhere from $.10-$1 of Google Play cash. I honestly don’t know the last time I’ve actually paid for music and right now I think I have about $18 stored up. I don’t know for what yet, buuuuut, it’s there for when I figure it out, lol.
  3. This and that Yankees shirts from Fanatics. And no worries, if you’re not a Yankees fan, I’m sure the styles are available with your favorite team’s logo across the chest. But seriously, not a Yankees fan??? Lol:)
  4. Mini Vanilla Pepsi. I’m not even a huge pop drinker but these are so cute…and they’re all retro looking, which I think is actually what lured me in. For real Pepsi. If those would have been packaged like your normal cans, they never would have ended up in my cart. I found mine at Wal-Mart but I’m sure they’re everywhere.
  5. These Hanes undies for working out in. Is that weird? Maybe…BUT, regardless, I love these for running. I think my J. Lo booty makes me wedgie-prone when I’m working out but these stay exactly where they should, ahhhh…so thankful!

Hope your week is off to a great start!



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