Friday, June 27, 2014

June Favorite~Sonya Dakar Flash Facial

One of my favorites for June is Sonya Dakar's Flash Facial!  Have you ever tried this stuff?  Well let me tell's AMAZING!  Not only does it give you softer, smoother and plumper skin it also does it in under 2 minutes.  I know, I told you it was AMAZING!  I'm talking Holy Grail type stuff.
The only downside is that it's a little spendy at $95.00 for 1 oz. but a little goes a long way so it should last awhile...that is if I can keep myself from using it all the time!
Wait for it...wait for it... as an added bonus Flash Facial just happens to be one of the revealed items that is going into the summer FabFitFun box!  The FabFitFun box is only $49.99 per season and you get products totaling $225+ in each box so it is well worth the $49.99.  Also, use code SUMMER5 to save an additional $5.00!  AND...don't forget to shop through Ebates to get an additional 8% Cash Back!!
Either way, I seriously recommend getting your hands on this stuff.  I promise you won't regret it!

**Thursday Thoughts on Friday**

Life has been a little crazy this week so my "Thursday Thoughts" post is happening on Friday instead!

It's been a tough week in general but for some reason I found it to be inspiring.  I have never been one of those people that expects things to just happen.  I have always been a believer in making things happen for myself!  When things don't go my way I find it inspires me to make changes.  Change is good and it's also necessary as far as I'm concerned.
I am hoping today's post will INSPIRE you!  Are you having a bad week and find yourself ready for a change?  Or, maybe your having a great week and you just need that little push to make that change you have been pondering.  Either way, make today that day!  Don't wait for something to happen, go out and MAKE it happen.  What are you going to make happen?
Happy Friday...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

**Yves Rocher Semi Annual Sale 50% ENTIRE SITE!!**

I am a huge fan of Yves Rocher products, especially their Monoi line (see my previous blog post here). Today they are having their Semi-Annual sale and the entire site is 50% off!  

Here a are a few products that I recommend and at 50% off they are a total steal!!
Lagoon Moisturizing Mist on sale for $7.00

Traditional Tiare Oil on sale for $8.00

Cold Weather Balm on sale for $7.00

Purity Mask on sale for $8.00

So, hurry over to Yves Rocher and stock up!!  PLUS, don't forget to shop Yves Rocher through Ebates and get 10% Cash Back!  Now that's a great deal!!

Wantable-Subscription Box Review

The lovely people at Wantable sent me this complimentary* box full of goodies to review.  If you haven't heard of Wantable yet be sure to check out their website for a detailed description here.  They have 3 styles of subscription boxes to choose from, Makeup, Accessories or Intimates.  You can sign up for the makeup subscription box for $36.00 (free shipping) or you can do a one-time purchase for $40.00.  Each box contains 4-5 full-sized products that are hand-picked from unique and premium brands just for you based on the answers you give to a few short questions.

Mirabella Palette & Eyeshadow Duo ($30)
In my makeup box I was lucky enough to receive the Mirabella reusable Pick 2 Colour Palette which is a fantastic reusable, magnetic palette that can be customized to hold 2 of your favorite eye color shades and it also includes mirror for easy application on the go! (I am using pics from the Mirabella website since mine did not do the product justice!)

I also received the 2 following eyeshadow colors, Poppy, a pretty shimmery champagne color and Vintage, a fun, shimmery wine color.

Vincent Longo Pressed Powder ($28):
I really love this Vincent Longo Pressed Powder!  I have not used a pressed powder for a long time since I discovered Mineral Veil by bareMinerals but trying out this pressed powder made me re-think pressed powder entirely!  I feel like this pressed powder is in a league all it's own.  It blended seamlessly into my mineral foundation and left a totally invisible matte finish.  This was a WIN for me!

SKIIN Instant Skin Tightener and Line Filler (?):
I also received a deluxe size sample of SKIIN Instant Skin Tightener and Line Filler.  I have loved all of the products by the SKIIN brand so I was excited to try this out!  I am not sure what the cost is since it is a sample but 0.5 ounces costs $39.95.  I applied the product around my eyes and it did seem to fill in some of my fine lines so that's a plus for me!  It's also known as "Plastic Surgery in a Bottle" and has rave reviews!

Liptini Straight Up Color Lipstick in Cognac ($18):
I am huge fan of Tini Beauty nail polish and had no idea they did lipstick too!  I love the bronze color of this lipstick, it's perfect for summer and the lipstick itself was really moisturizing.  As a bonus the brand is also cruelty fee & vegan.

A Wantable subscription costs $36.00 and I received a total estimated value of $83.00 in products!  That is a fantastic value.  If you are looking for a makeup subscription box that includes full-size premium makeup products then I would definitely recommend Wantable!  Again, you can check out all the Wantable subscription boxes for yourself using this link...

I was not paid for this post and all impressions of each product are my own. 

**Deal & Steals** Valid 06/26/14

Happy Thursday & Deals & Steals day, this week the focus is on the hottest home goods just in time for Summer!

My first pick is this really cool infuser bottle by Define Bottle for only $7.50-$15.00, that's 50% off when you use the GMA promo code.

Next, I think these freezable coolers are really cool as well!  You can pick up one of these coolers by PackIt, originally $15.00-$30.00 for 50% off using the GMA promo code.  You can get this one below for only $12.50...

Be sure to check out all the other items on GMA's Deals & Steals!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Must Have Monday-Sundance Clothing & Jewelry

It's "Must Have Monday" and I wanted to share one of my favorite sites to shop on.  Sundance has a lovely variety of clothing, jewelry and even household items.  I love the style and if I could afford it I would wear just about everything on the site!  If you have never heard of Sundance there is a nice story behind the start up of the company that was founded by Robert Redford in 1969 and you can read up on that here.

 I wanted to share of few things that I love while keeping it all under $100.00.  While some of the pieces seem a little expensive I can assure you that the quality is reflective of the price.  In this case you really do get what you pay for.  

First up I wanted to share this adorable Daphne Draped Tank with lace inset for $78.00.

Look at these cute Calligraphy Cropped Jeans for $98.00 that have fun embroidered swirls down the sides.

I am also loving these pretty Masala Flats for $70.00!

Or, how about these gorgeous Moon on the Water sandals for $68.00?

Now for the jewelry...I love, love, love their selection of jewelry!  Here are a few pieces that I have my eye on, again, all are under $100.00.

I am a huge fan of mixing gold & silver tones together and this Rainbow Moonglow Ring is a perfect example for just $48.00!

I am also loving this set of 4 Galaxy Rings for just $58.00.

What about this simple but elegant, sterling silver From the Heart Necklace for $98.00?  So pretty, right?

See, now you love everything Sundance too!  Do you currently own any pieces of clothing, shoes or jewelry that you purchased from Sundance?  I would love to see and hear about what you bought or plan on buying so leave me a comment below...

P.S.  You can also get an additional 2% Cash Back when shop Sundance through Ebates!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Zero Oil by Origins-Review

Zero Oil by Origins is a fantastic little product.  Even in my 40's I still struggle with oily skin.  I thought for sure I wouldn't have oily skin once I "got older".  Unfortunately, that has not been the case.  As a result, I am constantly on the hunt for products to combat my oily skin so I love finding something that actually works.  Thankfully, Zero Oil really does work!  I put it on over my primer and it creates a smooth matte finish that lasts at least 5 hours.  Considering I have VERY oily skin 5 hours is awesome!
At $15.00 a bottle I think it's a great value since a little goes a long way.  I think this bottle should last at least a few months or maybe even more.
Do you battle oily skin?  What is your go-to beauty product that helps you?  I would love to hear any suggestions you might have so please leave a comment below...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

I don't know about you but my girlfriends are very important to me.  Like, "can't live without" kind of important.  I have to say that I have been very blessed in the friendship department.  I have had the same best friend for over 30 years (omg, I just really aged myself!) and several other best friends that I have had for a few decades and more still that I have had for several years.  I rely on my girlfriends for anything and everything and they do the same with me.  We have been through everything together, life, death, divorce, you name it.  If I go too long without seeing my girls I seriously start to have withdrawals.  Thankfully my husband knows how important my girlfriends are to me and is totally understanding when I say I need a "girls night" or a "girls weekend"  
With that being said, I am officially in "girlfriend withdrawals" at the moment which is what inspired me to write this post about friendship for my "Thursday Thoughts".  I've been really stressed out waiting to move in to our new place and even though my husband has been great sometimes the only thing that helps is a night with my girls!
Are your friendships as important to you as mine are to me?  Do you have withdrawals too?  Please tell me I am not alone by leaving a comment below.  Also, what do you & your girlfriends like do when you get together for a girls night?

**e.l.f. Natural Radiance Collection for only $25 ~ Valid 06/19 until Midnight**

Have you ever tried e.l.f. Cosmetics (Eyes, Lips, Face)?  Well if not here is your chance!  You can get this entire Natural Radiance Collection for only $25, that's 50% off, spend $10 more and get free shipping with code FS35.
e.l.f. offers a great selection of quality cosmetics & tools at very affordable prices.  I order their Essential Shine Eraser Papers in bulk, they are only $1 after all and my favorite oil blotting papers!

Don't forget to sign up for and shop through Ebates so you can get an additional 4.5% Cash Back! 

Are you going to get yourself the Natural Radiance Collection or maybe you are going to get it as a gift for some lucky lady?  Let me know by leaving a comment below...

**Deal & Steals** Valid 06/19/14

It's Thursday and time for Deal & Steals!  There is another great selection of items this week and some great gift ideas.  My picks for this week are from Danielle Stevens Jewelry & Ora Delphine.  

Danielle Stevens Jewelry is offering some great deals on some fantastic pieces...
These "Capri Summer" earrings are $50.00 on sale for just $19.00.

This adorable, gold plated and engravable necklace is $100.00 is on sale for only $20.00! 
(Great gift idea!!)

My other pick is this Lola Satchel from Ora Delphine...

This satchel is a steal at only $78.00 since the regular price is $395.00!

Make sure you check out these & all the other deals today before they are all gone!  Are you going to grab yourself something or are you going to get something as a gift?  Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you are going to buy & why.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

**Tone It Up Tuesday's**

How cute is Katrina from Tone It Up?  The new Daisy Dukes Workout looks awesome & it's supposed to lift that booty & tone those legs so I can't wait to try it out!

Tone It Up is also launching some new apparel in honor of the new Daisy Dukes Workout...

Check out these fun Retro Shorts & Booty Pants!  So cute!
Are you going to squeeze in the new Daisy Dukes routine today so you can squeeze into these adorable Retro Shorts & Booty Pants?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Must Have Monday-bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 4.0 The Glass Beach

Can you tell I LOVE bareMinerals?  For this "Must Have Monday" post I wanted to find a fun new summer eye shadow palette and I totally fell for this one by my bareMinerals.  

Not only are the colors summer pretty & inspired by "enchanting sea glass" the packaging is a gorgeous aqua color and I also love the name of this quad, "The Glass Beach".  It's all just pretty perfect if you ask me!

The colors are listed as Pacific Sands, Sea Glass, Golden Coast and Tide Pool and as usual they are formulated without parabens, binders, fillers and harsh chemicals.  It's a little pricey for a quad at $30.00 but I am sure they will be having another sale soon or including this in a set just in time for summer so I will try to be patient!  Have you been wanting a fun, new summer palette as well?  Which one are you going to get?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

I cannot believe it's already Thursday again and time for Thursday Thoughts!  

I live in beautiful Central Oregon and in case you haven't heard we have had a terrible (human-caused) fire in the area where I live called the Two Bulls fire, it's 6 days old and now about 55% contained and those evacuated have been able to return to their homes (YAY!!)  Thinking about this fire and the people that had to be evacuated from their homes and the poor animals that surely lost their lives has put things in perspective for me.  I have been feeling a little sorry for myself (& my husband & pets) since we are STILL(day 22) living in our motor home while we are waiting for our new place to be finished and the old tenant to move out.  I am so grateful that we did not have the stress of being evacuated and the worry that we might not have a home to come back to.  Funny how a catastrophe puts everything into perspective!
The quote from Karen Salmansohn for my Thursday Thoughts this week seems very fitting.  I LOVE this quote!

I also wanted to share a pic that has gone viral (just in case you have been hiding under a rock) of Michael Wolber & April Hartley on their wedding day here in Central Oregon.  Their wedding day was almost ruined by the fire and they almost didn't get married but the firefighters told them if they made it quick that they could exchange their vows.  So they did...

How awesome is that?  I always say..."Something good comes out of something bad."

**Deal & Steals** Valid 06/12/14

It's Deal & Steals Thursday!  I am actually really excited about the deals this week since there are some great items to choose from.  The best part is everything is $20 or less!

One of my favorite items is this cute Beach Wrap Dress for only $19.00...

Or how about this really cool Super Selfie for only $20.00?  How fun and innovative is this?  Can you imagine all the fun pics you could take with this gadget?

Check out these and all the other awesome products for this weeks Deals & Steals!  What are you going to get this week?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

**Influenster-Spring Vox Box**

Thanks Influenster for sending me these complimentary products for testing purposes!  I received the following items in my Spring VoxBox:

Softlips Cube
Nivea Body Skin Firming Moisturizer
Playtex Sport Fresh Balance

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retroglam Mascara
Labor Day Air Freshener
Kiss Everlasting French Nails

I am loving the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara, Softlips Cube and Nivea Body Skin Firming Mosturizer so far and I will do a more detailed review on those items along with the others on my blog at a later date!

Be sure to check out Influenster if you are interested in getting products for testing purposes & other rewards.

 "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

**Tone It Up Tuesday's**

Happy Tone It Up Tuesday!!  This week Karena & Katrina have a new Bikini Yoga video...

The girls also included a yummy recipe for a fantastic Green Smoothie...

Green Giant Smoothie
*makes 2 servings
  • 2 cups Coconut Water
  • 1/2 cup Aloe Vera juice
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 Cup of Kale
  • 1 packet or scoop of vanilla Perfect Fit Protein
  • 1/2 Cup of Hemp Seeds
  • ***Optional- 1 or 1/2 Tbs. Agave or raw honey~ depends on your activity level!
Add ingredients in the order mentioned above to your blender. Blend on high for few minutes then pour, sip & enjoy!
If you use protein powder then you MUST try Perfect Fit Protein from Tone It Up.  I have tried A LOT of different brands of protein powder and the Perfect Fit Protein is by far the best out there!! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Must Have Monday-bareMinerals Mineralixirs Eye Nourishing Oil Balm

Happy "Must Have Monday"!  I am so excited because today's choice for "Must Have Monday" is  bareMinerals Mineralixirs Eye Nourishing Oil Balm AND because today only (06/09/14) on QVC you can get EVERYTHING on 5 or more Easy Pays!

This is too good of a deal to pass up so I am going to order the bareMinerals Mineralixirs Eye Nourishing Oil Balm.  Plus, when you order through your Ebates account you will get an additional 5% Cash Back!  

I LOVE a good Eye Balm.  You can read my review here of the 100% Pure Super Fruits Eye Balm.  For those of you that don't already know I am a die hard bareMinerals fan so I am really excited to try this eye balm and do a review at a later date!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

This week I am a little stressed out so of course my Thursday Thoughts post has to be about stress.  We have been living in our motorhome for 2 weeks now while we wait for our new place that is getting new carpet and tile.  I think I am officially at my "Done" point.  Not only are we living in the motorhome we also have our 2 dogs, 1 Chocolate Lab & 1 Silver Pit Bull (click here to see my post about my dogs) living with us.  Like any good dog owner that loves their dogs like their children (lol) they sleep with us.  While this was fine when we had our California King bed it's not so fine in a Queen.  By the way, they don't just sleep with us, they like to sleep under the covers with us.  Yes, I know we created monsters!  Not to mention the simple fact of living in a small cramped space and constantly on the hunt for items that I "swore" I packed in the motorhome!  Needless to say, I am not sleeping much, my body hurts from not sleeping in my normal, comfortable bed and every little thing is starting to annoy me (my poor husband).  Thank goodness my father in law is graciously letting our 2 cats stay with him, God knows what a menagerie that would have been!
I thought for sure our dogs would be stressed out going from a huge fenced in back yard to run around in to a yard a quarter of the size and not as much freedom and a huge house that they had the run of.  Boy was I wrong!  They are as happy as they have ever been.  I have decided that they must think we are on an extended camping trip and since they love to go camping it all kinda makes sense.  I am constantly amazed by dogs, they are so carefree, resilient and forgiving.  My new mantra is going to be "Live like a Dog".  Or at least it will be my mantra until we can move into the new house...

**Deals & Steals** Valid 06/05/14

 Good Morning, it's Deals & Steals Thursday!  There a two things this week that I think are fantastic deals.

 First up are these really cute Lulu Dharma: 5 Wrap Bracelets, regular price is $190.00 for just $29.00 when you use the Coupon Code GMA...

I would also love a new grill and these prices are just too good to pass up!  Choose from an assortment of George Foreman Grills, regular prices are $40.00-$130.00 but with the Coupon Code GMA you can pick one up for $14.00-$42.00!

Check out these and other deals at "GMA" Deals & Steals...