January 29, 2017

GA-DE Cosmetics #GadeCosmetics #FeeltheBeauty


GA-DE Cosmetics is a new brand for me. I found out that it offers a full range of high quality yet affordable color cosmetics, nail products, skincare products and fragrances. I was sent a few products from GA-DE Cosmetics to try!


My favorite product was definitely the Crystallic Luminous Silky Blush in the shade Jewel Blush. The silky shimmery formula is stunning. This glamorous collection of luminous blush shades offer pure color with a satin veil touch, and prismatic shine. How beautiful is that embossed woven lace motif? The packaging is perfect. This collection offers four sophisticated, stylish rose shades for cheeks.


I also received True Color Satin Lipstick in Papaya Sorbet. This lipstick range offers caressing colors with high shine and extreme comfort. The innovative gel-based formulation features advanced shiny polymers for luminous shine with rich dimension. Enriched with nourishing hop extract, a natural plumping active, the satin texture glides on easily, providing smooth moisture. I love this shade.


Next is the second product I loved from my samples. It is the Crystal Lights Lip Gloss in Sunstone. Beautiful shimmery lip gloss in a light-up tube with a mirror. What more could a girl want? This smooth and silky lip gloss is enriched with light-reflecting, high-shine crystal pearls. It features innovative and luxurious packaging with a built-in mirror and a light that turns on when you open the tube! Love it!


From left to right above: Crystallic Luminous Silky Blush in Jewel Blush, True Color Satin Lipstick in Papaya Sorbet, and Crystal Lights Lip Gloss in Sunstone. What a stunning palette!


I also received Crystal Glow Nail Enamel in Secret Dream. This exclusive high-pigmented formula strengthens nails as it delivers high-shine color and an easy application. It comes in classic and trend-defining shades in range of effects: crème, pearl and metal.


What do you think of GA-DE Cosmetics? 

Connect :: Visit gadecosmetics.com for more information on their full range of high quality and affordable cosmetics. Connect with GA-DE Cosmetics on Facebook.

 

Full-Busted Women Get Flirty


Full-busted women have a hard time finding cute intimates. So when Olga sent me these samples from the Flirty Line, I was excited to try them! This new collection provides stylish, supportive bras to more women in the brand's largest size range offering ever.


The Olga Flirty Collection is sexy and youthful. The bras and panties for fuller-busted women come in new extended sizing (up to 46 bands and G and H cups). This is an exciting alternative to the traditionally expensive intimates that have typically only been available at specialty stores.


The Olga Flirty line is available in select Kohl's and Macy's stores and online. This #FearlesslyFlirty collection helps women of all sizes feel confident, flaunt their curves and exude a flirty attitude. The collection includes four bra styles - a balconette, deep plunge, deep plunge with lace and an unlined underwire - along with a coordinating panty.


I received the Lace Unlined Full-Figure Bra in animal print with coordinating panty. Isn't it cute? Finally cute intimates that actually fit! Just in time for Valentine's Day, get some for you or your sweetie!

Connect :: Visit olgaintimates.com for more information on the Olga Flirty collection. 

Buy It :: You can purchase Olga Flirty at Kohl's and Macy's. Bras are $45 each and panties are $12.50 each.

 

January 2017 NewBeauty TestTube


NewBeauty TestTube is a beauty solution sampling program enabling members the opportunity to try a variety of the latest breakthrough beauty products before investing in them. Every other month, they hand-select high-end, luxury beauty products and deliver them straight to your door. They also tell you how the products work, their key ingredients, and how to fit them into your daily beauty regimen. If you subscribed in the past, NewBeauty is a little different now. They now offer more products (10+) in each tube. Also, each tube is dedicated to solving your biggest makeup, skin, hair and body concerns. This is what I found in a the January 2017 TestTube.


Love Light Lips Gloss with Mirror
This healing lip gloss has an ingredient lineup that includes aloe, jojoba oil, vitamin E and shea butter to repair damage and instantly improve the look and texture of your lips. It includes a light up tube and a mirror on the back! This shade is called Bliss.


Osmosis Skincare StemFactor
From discoloration to wrinkles, more than 150 different skin growth factors from adult stem cells are at the center of this serum that builds new collagen and elastin to address all signs of aging.


Bebella Probiotic Products
Infused with natural probiotics, this system provides a protective shield both internally and externally to ward off any imbalances in the skin and rejuvenate it from within.


Grande Cosmetics Grande Brow-Fill
This tinted brush-on gel is infused with mini fibers and peptides that adhere to even the thinnest brows to fill in sparse areas, build and define arches. Plus it tames and conditions unruly hairs. This shade is Dark (too dark for me).


Christie Brinkley Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish
I already use and love this product. This is a creamy scrub that’s kind to skin while clearing pores, refining texture and stimulating skin turnover for a purified, smooth complexion.


Goldwell Stylesign Big Finish Volume Spray
This must-have spray counts UVA/UVB filters and antioxidants as key ingredients designed to add shine and flexibility to any style.


VBeauté Rub Off
Refresh your complexion with this 3-in-1 formula. Containing Alpine Rose Botanical Technology and other key ingredients, it cleanses, exfoliates and help temporarily tighten the look of skin for a more rejuvenated appearance. This one is full sized and is valued at $24 just on its own.


Spongellé Body Buffer with Built In Cleanser
Also full-sized, this body wash-infused sponge and skin smoother in one, is an innovative, in-shower product helps smooth areas prone to cellulite. It also detoxifies skin with help from natural ingredients.


Truist Skincare Lotion-Infused Moisturizing Gloves
Designed with soft cloth and a barrier that keeps lotion inside the glove, this deeply hydrating treat fits right into your schedule for a spa-like experience at home.


Miss Spa Detoxifying Self Heating Facial Crème Mask
This luxe self-heating mask warms and purges skin of pore-clogging oil to keep sebum production and midday shine at a minimum. It feels fantastic!


Every other month, NewBeauty will deliver ten (or more) full-size and deluxe must-have products straight to your door. A one year subscription to NewBeauty Magazine is also included with your annual subscription!

Subscribe :: You can subscribe to the NewBeauty TestTube for $29.95 + tax every other month. There are six tubes available per year.


January 28, 2017

Look for ChapStick Total Hydration at Target + Giveaway

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

The skin on your lips is unlike the skin on the rest of the body, and who better to trust your lips with than the experts in lip care - ChapStick®. Step into the world of color with the launch of ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint and enjoy the complete ChapStick Total Hydration line - exclusively available at Target!


This winter, you can achieve moisturized, hydrated, and beautiful lip color with ChapStick Total Hydration products sold at Target. I love the formula and I know you will too. It keeps my lips soft and smooth no matter where life brings me. I keep a tube in my desk at work, in my desk at home, in my purse and basically everywhere. 


ChapStick Total Hydration 3-in-1 is a Korean inspired formula. It provides triple action lip care in one lip balm. It moisturizes, renews, and transforms lips to be smoother and healthier looking. The triple action renewal formula contains unique ingredients like Madecassoside and botanical oils. Total Hydration 3-in-1 is available in five flavors - Coconut Hydration, Soothing Oasis, Sweet Peach, Wild Acai Berry and the new Cooling Peppermint. I love Cooling Peppermint because I get a burst of freshness too!


The ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint is perfect for on the go hydration. You get a touch of color with that same level of awesome hydration. I love all of the shades depending on what I did with my makeup that day. I just throw the appropriate shade in my bag and off I go! ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint comes in the lovely shades of Merlot, Rose Petal, and Coral Blush (shown left to right above). This tinted moisturizer features a formula with 100% naturally sourced ingredients that deliver long lasting moisture, plus a hint of alluring color specifically formulated to enhance the lips’ natural color. The Total Hydration Moisture + Tint formula is comprised of premium ingredients, including Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil and Avocado Butter.


ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural is an age defying formula with 100% naturally sourced ingredients like Argan Oil, Omegas 6 & 9 and Avocado Butters. It is clinically proven to provide healthier looking and more youthful looking lips. Total Hydration 100% Natural is available in three flavors - Fresh Citrus, Soothing Vanilla and the new Honey Blossom. This one is perfect for my husband, who tends to get very dry lips while he works. He just puts it in his pocket and applies it as needed.


ChapStick Total Hydration with CoQ10 is an advanced moisture formula designed to instantly smooth and transform lips. It features a lightweight formula that provides long-lasting moisture, helping lips stay hydrated for a full eight hours, and reduces the appearance of fine lines. The formula is comprised of advanced skincare ingredients including antioxidant CoQ10, Vitamin E, and ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Spheres for soft, supple lips. Total Hydration with CoQ10 is available in a Vanilla Cream flavor. This is my favorite one to use while I am teaching, because it lasts and lasts.


When I am feeling especially dry, I reach for the ChapStick Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub. It gently exfoliates and conditions leaving lips feeling silky, soft and smooth. ChapStick Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub is formulated with naturally sourced ingredients, including Sugar Crystals, Maracuja and Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E and features a refreshing Fresh Peppermint flavor. Just massage a small amount onto wet lips in a circular motion then rinse or wipe off with a damp cloth. I like to use it at least once a week. It works wonders! After exfoliating, seal in moisture by applying your favorite ChapStick Total Hydration lip balm!


ChapStick Total Hydration products make my lips feel softer than they have been in months! I love the lightweight, silky formula. Target is my go-to-store for all things ChapStick! Look for ChapStick Total Hydration products at Target in the lip care aisle. I also found it on the end cap as well as near the Valentine's Day treats! That is because ChapStick Total Hydration makes a perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie!


ChapStick is giving one of my lucky readers a chance to WIN ChapStick® Total Hydration products and a $25 Target Gift Card that you can use to stock up on the newest ChapStick products at Target!

Connect :: Visit chapstick.com to learn more about America’s favorite lip balm. Connect with ChapStick via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Buy It :: You can purchase ChapStick Total Hydration Products at Target!

Win It ::
One {lucky} reader will win ChapStick Total Hydration Products and a $25 Target Gift Card!

How To Enter :: Just use the simple form below to enter. Open to US only. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on February 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. Good luck!
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What Kind of Snacker Are You?


This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/ Meta Appetite Control.

How are you doing with your wellness goals this year? Are you finding it hard to stay on track? After taking the POPSUGAR Snack ID Quiz, I found out that I am what's known as a Mindless Muncher! Whether it's binge-watching in front of the TV or working at my desk, you lose all control of your hand as it makes endless trips to and from that bag of pretzels. You may not even be hungry. Are they watching me? How did they know?


I love the suggestion that I received to help me stop that mindless munching. Stop this habit once and for all by using all your senses when snacking. Look at your food, smell it, touch it with your hands or your tongue, and listen to the sound it makes as you chew. Going through the steps of really experiencing what you eat will naturally slow you down and help you become a more mindful eater.


Whether it’s a nibble mid-morning, that second lunch at 3:00 pm or a little something before bed, everyone has different snacking habits. Take the Snack ID Quiz to find out what kind of snacker you are - then share your results on social media! Meta Appetite Control can help you pinpoint your personal Snack ID and give you simple solutions to gain better daily hunger control and stick with those wellness goals!


I received Orange Zest Meta Appetite Control to try. I am really happy with the flavor. It tastes much like that orange drink you probably had as a kid. It is easy to incorporate Meta Appetite Control into my routine and is clinically proven to help curb cravings between meals.* All I do is add two teaspoons to at least 8 ounces of cold drinks up to 3 times a day between meals. My worst time for the munchies is between lunch and dinner. So I tend to use it at least once a day during that time and then maybe once again if needed. Meta Appetite Control is also available in a delicious Pink Lemonade Quench flavor and an Unflavored Smoothie Enhancer that’s easy to mix into your smoothies.


Meta Appetite Control works naturally with your body to help you feel less hungry between meals.* It’s a natural fiber that forms a gel in your digestive system, slowing absorption and digestion, which aids in the sensation of fullness and acts as an appetite suppressant.* Give it a try and use this coupon to save on Meta Appetite Control!

Be sure to also visit SheSpeaks.com for a chance to win a Meta Appetite Control Prize Pack and a Fitbit Flex 2!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Meta partnered with bloggers, such as me, to get the word out about its great product benefits. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. Meta believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Meta’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

January 22, 2017

5 Tips for Ordering Gorgeous Graduation Announcements


This post has been sponsored by Basic Invite.

Are you celebrating a graduation in your family this year? Graduation is such a special time in a person's life. Whether it is a high school graduation or a college graduation, it is something that you definitely want to announce in style. Here are five steps to help you order gorgeous graduation announcements.


Tip #1 is to utilize templates! Don't start from scratch. Basic Invite has pages and pages of graduation card templates to choose from. They range from classic to modern and everything in between. Look for one that fits your style you can add your photos, colors as well as text to make it perfect to announce your big day.


Tip #2 is to include one or more photos that represent your personality. After all, you not only want the invite to be stunning, you also want it to be personalized. Using photos that capture your personality makes each announcement all the more special.


Tip #3 is don't be afraid of color. If you have a gold and light pink themed soiree, then you can ignore this tip. But otherwise, don't be afraid of color. I love using bold colors (can you tell from my blog)?! I think it adds personality and really makes a statement. It can also look fantastic when you match your graduation announcement to the clothing worn in the featured photo. Basic Invite allows you to choose from over 160 color options, including gold and silver foil, to make your graduation invitations uniquely yours. No one offers a wider array of instantly pre-viewable color customization options than Basic Invite.


Tip #4 is to include important information. I know when I receive a graduation announcement in the mail, I am often left wondering what the grad is going to do next. I love how this graduation announcement states that the grad will be attending Brown University. Also, how cute is the then and now pic? That is a really nice touch. Be sure to also include where you are graduating from, the date, time and location of the ceremony, and perhaps any accomplishments (honors, etc).


Tip #5 is don't forget the envelopes! Basic Invite is a one stop shop. You can order graduation announcements, graduation invitations, graduation thank you cards, and envelopes too! Basic Invite's envelopes are just as colorful as their invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different envelope colors so they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.


Once you have followed these five steps and have created the perfect graduation announcement, order a printed sample! Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Connect :: Visit basicinvite.com to start creating your perfect graduation announcements. Connect with Basic Invite via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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