High 5 For Friday!

Happy happy Friday! I’m so excited to be this week’s featured blogger for the High 5 for Friday crew:  Bright on a Budget, Cup of Tea, byBMG, and Della Devoted! Make sure to stop by and check out their awesome blogs and the link up! I’m so ready for this weekend – 4 days at work was plenty – and after the packed Memorial Day weekend and everything else going on, I’m looking forward to some R&R, cleaning and packing for our Siesta Key trip! A productive, low-key weekend at home is just what I need! Now on to some Friday Favorites! One) Trades of Hope Summer Collection – I got an email introducing this new necklace and bracelet and I really want them! The whole summer collection […]

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5 Origins Products You Need To Try

I’ve always viewed Origins in a positive light but hadn’t used too many of their products until I received these complimentary products from Influenster and Origins as part of the My Perfect World Launch campaign. After learning more about their naturally derived ingredients and trying these best sellers out for myself, I can see why they have earned such a great reputation. I would recommend any of these and have introduced them into my regular skin care routine! Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash Derived from Broad Leaf Kelp Extract, Wheat Protein and Tourmaline. The smell is light and refreshing, face feels squeaky clean after but not dried out. A little bit goes a long way in covering face in a thick, frothy layer which […]

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#MyPerfectWorld

This weekend I was invited by Influenster and Origins to the My Perfect World Launch Party at Disney Springs. So, I grabbed a friend and we headed out for the afternoon. What a change they’ve made to Disney Springs, so many shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon, they have some of my favorite stores now: Origins, Kate Spade, Francesca’s, Pandora, Alex & Ani, Sephora….the list goes on and on. We headed straight for Origins first. They were re-launching the My Perfect World line and we got to enjoy mini-facials and then have our makeup done. They also had refreshments, a charcoal caricature artist and tea leaf readings. I got to test out all of the My Perfect World products […]

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Livi & Tate

This past weekend I got the chance to go to the Grand Opening of a really cute boutique in Downtown Clermont called Livi & Tate! I pretty much wanted to buy EVERYTHING! I definitely plan on going back many times and it is the perfect place to treat yourself or to pick up a gift. I absolutely loved it! These three lovely ladies run Livi & Tate and are so sweet, they can answer any question and have great recommendations! I was so impressed by what they put together. There’s a candy section with every cotton candy flavor you could imagine, Cabernet chocolates, waffle with syrup lollipops…is your mouth watering yet? 🙂 There’s a bath and body section with all kinds of things to treat yo’self […]

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Friday Favorites – Five Nail Polish Inspirations

Well this is a much later than usual post but it’s been a crazy fast, really busy week and I definitely need to pamper myself with a mani/pedi this weekend. It’s been way too long. I’ve been wanting to try some more fun manicures for myself at home (since I’ve recently given up my every other week nail salon trips to save money, you know being a responsible adult and all…) so of course I checked Pinterest and found some ideas I love! Happy Friday! What are your favorite nail polish trends? Linking up with Amanda, Andrea , April, Tif and Karli!

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#LiveRadiantly with St. Ives

I got my first-ever VoxBox from Influenster and today I’m sharing what I thought about the products I received. This box was waiting for me when I got back from New York and it had some great St. Ives products for me to try! I’ve always been a fan of St.Ives products so I was really excited to test these out! First up is the Nourished And Smooth Oatmeal Scrub + Mask – I really enjoy this face scrub as part of my morning skincare routine. It is super gentle but still a great exfoliater. This leaves my face feeling super soft every morning. It’s very thick so a little product goes a long way and I know it will last for quite some time. It doubles as […]

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Cold Weather Beauty Essentials

I absolutely love the cold weather. I think I crave it as a native Floridian because it’s so elusive here. So lately it’s been a treat to have consistent cold weather and get some good use out of my winter wardrobe. And it means it’s time to break out my Winter beauty essentials! Dry Shampoo Confession – the longer I can go without washing my the better. Especially when it’s blow dried or straightened. When it’s cold I want my style to last even longer because who wants wet hair when it’s cold? Plus, I get to make use of some hats. So I use dry shampoo all the time. I’ve tried a lot of different brands but these are my favorites: Splurge – Amika Perk Up […]

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An Awesome Birchbox Review

I didn’t get a chance to review my December Birchbox in December because things got too crazy but it was a great box with some products I fell in love with so I definitely wanted to share even if it is a little late! Here’s the products that are MUST BUY’s:  Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner – $16 I’m obsessed with this eyeliner. First of all, the sample was the full size product which was a huge win! I normally am not coordinated enough for liquid eyeliner but the marker-like tip on this one makes it so much easier. My favorite part about this eyeliner is that it stays on without wearing off or smudging all day but then comes of so easy with makeup wipes. […]

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What to Wear: Christmas Party Edition

It’s officially Christmas Party Season! I love Christmas parties…delicious treats, festive music and everybody is in an extra cheerful spirit! Plus, it’s totally appropriate to dress up in sequins and glitter for holiday parties so my inner twelve year old can shine (literally)! My first Christmas party is this weekend so I’ve been browsing and pinning my favorite looks. Linking up with Jenn & Jessi for What’s Hap-“pinning” Wednesday to share them with you!   Obviously, sequin leggings are all the rage this year. My favorite is gold leggings dressed up with pumps and a cute top. Keeping with the sequin theme, a black sequin skirt can really dress up an outfit and I love this look for an after-work Christmas party. For a party […]

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November Birchbox Review

The November Birchbox was a Guest Editor box from Youtube beauty star Tati Westbrook. I was excited to try it because I’ve seen her on YouTube and she’s gorgeous. Here’s what I thought of the GlamLifeGuru box. Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum – $36 Pros: Non-greasy, dries very quickly, super lightweight. Cons: Has a slightly sticky texture and did not feel super hydrating on my skin. Verdict: I would not buy. I’ve determined that I much prefer a gel or cream moisturizer for my face. Jouer Lip Enhancer – $16 Pros: Super-moisturizing. Makes lips soft and fuller. Cons: I wish I had more of it! Verdict: Will be purchasing! I absolutely loved this product, I have super dry lips (especially in the morning), I put this […]

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