Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes: Review

If there's one makeup product I would say I "couldn't live without", it would be mascara. 
I truly think you can change the entire way you look with just one simple application of mascara. And then there's nights you want to go out, have a girls night, and look AMAZING. 
Hey, your friend mascara here, someone said you needed to look fabulous?!

I never thought I needed this product because i've always been satisfied with my lashes. Boy oh BOY was I wrong. ONE application and I feel in love. ONE! Want to know what I'm talking about?!
I wasn't sure I was going to love it, because again, I always thought I had decent lashes. But just look at these pictures, people! (Middle is just regular mascara, bottom is the 3D Mascara)
They claim to be water resistant but wash off easily and that is totally true. I had no problem getting this off with a simple makeup removing wipe. I know with other types of mascaras like this sold at Sephora, people have said it's been a nightmare to get off. 

I also love how affordable this stuff is. If you already pay for a high-end mascara, you'll be thrilled to know this is just about $29. For the quality of the product, I think that is a STEAL! 

Younique also offers other makeup products. Foundation, pigments, lip gloss, moisturizer, and the list goes on and on. I've head nothing but great things about all the products! 

I got introduced to Younique when my cousin Jaime became a Independent Presenter for them! If you want to check out any products or get in touch with her, please check out her site. 

Have any of you used Younique products before?! What was your experience? 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Why My Blog Has Been On The Back Burner

If you haven't had a post like this, you're not a true blogger. 
(Kidding, kind of)

No I wasn't busy with family stuff, or overwhelmed by a job, or deathly ill. I was just…..lazy. 
My blog has taken a serious "back seat" lately and I don't like it. If you're a blogger, you know how I feel. Feeling like I don't have anything worthwhile to post about, feeling like no one wants to read, the list goes on and on. 

Blogging is a funny thing. You see, I WANT to blog. I think about blogging every single day. I see my blogger friends posting things and i'm like "I NEED TO POST!" But when it comes down to it, nothing is there. When I go to write a post, nothing comes out. 

I'm sorry for distancing myself from this platform. (As if any of you care. HAHA)
I'm hoping to be back. I hope I can get the drive and passion to write things again, even if they are pointless and silly things that possibly no ones cares about. 

I hope each and every one of you are doing great.
Has anything new and/or exciting taken place in your life?! I'd LOVE to hear about it! Let's chat. XO 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Why I'm Scared To Have More Kids

Do I want more kids? Absolutely. More than anything in this world. 
However, there is a part of me that is scared. Terrified, really. 

Now hold on, before you judge me and tell me i'm crazy, see things from my perspective…

I got pregnant a few months before I turned 19. 
I went through hell with this pregnancy. From family to friends, every dynamic of my life changed. 
This isn't a "poor me" post, i'm just being real and talking about things on my heart and mind. 

I refused to be like every other teen parent I knew. I refused to be apart of every statistic out there. (Did you know 25% of teen moms get pregnant again before their first child is two?!) I refused to give people a reason to question my parenting or my decision to keep my baby. 
I wanted to be different. I didn't want to have to live off government assistance. I didn't want to have my parents raise my child. I didn't want to be so many things associated with being a "teen mom". 

For three years of baby girls life, it was just me and her. Yes, we had my family, but in terms of OUR FAMILY, it was just me and her. She grew into my best friend and my biggest motivator. It was a big step meeting M and knowing our entire dynamic would change. Part of me felt guilty. Was she getting the time and attention she wanted/needed? Did she feel like I was replacing her? I never once hid baby girl from M, so from the beginning she was involved in our relationship. However, in the back of my mind I always wondered how SHE felt. 
Luckily, from day one she fell in love with him. 

Now we're here. We're at the point in our life where we are ready to add more kids to our family. But how READY am I? Like I said, I'm terrified. I'm terrified of almost every aspect of it. 
I'm afraid of being pregnant and actually being "allowed to be happy". I'm afraid I will forget how to be a mom to a newborn. I'm afraid I won't love another kid as much as I love baby girl. 
Am I terrible for saying that? I KNOW I want more kids, there's no question about that. But nonetheless, I AM SCARED. I am afraid of unknowns and I am afraid of uncharted waters. 

{I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as i'm living, my baby you'll be.}

Has anyone every felt this way? I'd love to hear feed back or personal experience. 
Thanks y'all for reading and for letting my blog be a place where I can open up and share true and honest feelings. I can never say thank you enough for that. 






Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sarah's Garden: Wedding Flowers

Working with Sarah for my big day was one of the easiest tasks from my wedding. I found her due to the fact that she was a "preferred vendor" for our ceremony and reception site and I'm so glad that was the case. Sarah was such a pleasure to work with. She genuinely seemed like she cared about her job, my wedding, and how everything played out.
I loved the fact that she saw my vision even when I wasn't sure what I wanted. Sarah took care of not only our flowers, but our centerpieces and also the decorations/flowers at the ceremony. I loved the way the flowers looked against the mens suits and the girls dresses. Everything was flawless. I got so many compliments the day of the wedding on the flowers and everything involved with that. If you are in Arizona and ever in need of a florist, Sarah is a MUST CONTACT person. She was kind, sweet, and just what I needed to make the flowers for my wedding gorgeous.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ology Detergent and MORE: Review

{I was sent this product for review curtsey of a Mom's Meet group called 'Mom Ambassadors', however all opinions are my own}

How many of you moms are interested in safe, yet effective cleaning products with kids in the house? Come on, raise your hands! I know for me personally, I like a product that gets the job done, yet won't be harmful for my kids. That's exactly why I LOVED using the Ology products.

Ology is a brand specifically found at Walgreens. They pride themselves in everyday products free of harmful chemicals, no animal-testing, and being from Walgreens they are cost-effective! 
They offer laundry & cleaning supplies, household cleaning supplies, personal well-being products, and products for babies and kids. 

For review purposes, I was sent the All-Purpose Cleaner, the Laundry Detergent, and the Paper Towels. The product I loved the most was the All-Purpose Cleaner
The smell was awesome for being a cleaning product and I really loved how well it cleaned. I did my whole kitchen with this and it really did a great job. 

I also liked the detergent. I got the Ology Stain Fighting 2X Laundry Detergent
I loved that these also had no harsh chemicals in them. This laundry detergent is actually plant based which I found very cool. If you are in need of a HE compatible laundry detergent, this would be right up your ally! 

I also got to review the paper towels
Sadly, I didn't enjoy the paper towels as much. They are 100% tree free and just simply didn't get the job done for me. I like a tougher paper towel in my house because we have a lot of big spills and dirty messes. I felt this one broke too easily and didn't withstand much. 

Overall I loved using these products. I loved knowing I was choosing a safe alternative when it came to cleaning products for my kids. Are you into products like this? Which one would you like to try the most?! Let me know if the comments below! 
I hope everyone is having a great Saturday and you enjoy the rest of your weekend. :) 



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

LifeVantage TrueScience: Review

{I am in no way affiliated with this company. This product was sent to me for review purposes, however all opinions are my own.}

I have absolutely loved my time using the LifeVantage TrueScience face wash! 
I will start off saying that each persons skin is different and has different skin care needs. I have relatively dry to combination skin. I also have large areas of discoloration. 

This is the description of the product from the LifeVantage website:
"Introducing TrueScience™ with enhanced Nrf2 technologies, a revolutionary beauty system proven in a clinical study to visibly address the signs of aging. This regimen offers instant and cumulative anti-aging benefits."

I don't think I have signs of aging, so I didn't see any huge changes in that area. I did however see my annoying breakouts almost stop completely. I break out heavily around my "monthly time", but I had virtually zero breakouts in between my cycle while using this product! 

Another amazing thing about this product was the smell. Y'all, this stuff smells AMAZING. Just so refreshing and clean smelling. I loved that when I used this product, it didn't bother my eyes and actually helped when removing my eye makeup. When using other skincare products, I hate when products leave a "burning" sensation. This didn't do that at all. My skin felt clean, hydrated, and overall healthy. 

I really don't have anything bad to say about this face wash. 
LifeVantage has a long running history with their "Protandim", and now this face wash. 
If you are someone who is looking for a face care system that will help with aging, I would definitely recommend this brand. It is gentle, yet productive. 

If you have ANY further questions about this product, Protandim, or LifeVantage as a whole, please get ahold of my friend Bailey Michael. She is a rockstar with this company and it seriously blows me away what her and her husband accomplish together. 

Before and After 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Shop Hopes Reppin'

If you follow me on any other social media platforms, you know I have recently been accepted as a Shop Hopes Rep! I applied NEVER thinking I would get picked, and I am so beyond happy for the opportunity! 

For those of you who may not know what "Shop Hopes" is, it is an online boutique (www.shophopes.com). They have two store fronts in Georgia, however their online presence is huge and growing.
Hopes Boutique prides themselves in competitive pricing, fast & free shipping, 
and always having the trendiest clothing! 

So what does this exciting news mean for all of YOU people?! Discount code, duh! ;)
Anytime you purchase from shophopes.com, make sure to use the code 'BOMBSHELLREP' for a 10% discount, and as I said earlier, always free shipping

I have created a separate instagram account for daily updates about all things Hopes! 
shophopes.com has daily new arrivals, monday-friday! Pretty awesome, right?!
If you would like special text updates and sneak peeks sent to you, message me your number and i'd love to add you to the list of my VIP customers

These next outfits are just a few of my favorites released this past week. I think I will start a weekly post about my favorite arrivals from shophopes.com, would everyone be interested in that?! Without further ado, leave a comment with your favorite outfit from the following. I am so in love with all of them! 
 Have you ever shopped with Hopes before?! Let me know in the comments below! 
shop hopes, aztec dress, summer dress

shop hopes dress, daisy dress, summer dress

shop hopes jumper, floral jumper, summer jumper

summer outfit, shop hope outfits, crop top