Stepping into Summer Swap

Jun 28, 2016
Hey all! Today I am excited to reveal my goodies fro the Stepping into Summer Swap hosted by Meg of Borrowed Heaven and Macy from To Travel and Beyond.

They really hooked me up with an awesome partner for this swap. I got to meet Nikki at Make.Up.Her. She also lives in the Midwest and is a medical assistant!

She did a great job picking out silver rope sandals, and got me my favorite nail polish Essie in Watermelon! My feet are looking awesome this summer!


Please make sure to stop over to Nikki's blog to see what I sent her, and support Meg and Macy by stopping by their spaces and saying hi!


Monday Madness 6.27.16

Jun 27, 2016
This past weekend was all about celebrating my husband Nick! He turned 33 on Friday!


Nick had already taken in a butter pecan cake and brownies I made to work earlier in the week to celebrate, so Friday when we got home from work was all about us! I grilled cheeseburgers and corn on the cob, and there were chocolate chip walnut cookies (Nick's favorite) and presents!







 
 
Nick had expressed that what he really wanted to his birthday was to rent a side by side and hit up the dunes at Silver Lake. That's what we did on Saturday! We rented a Polaris RZR and spend two hours on the dunes at Silver Lake. We took Nick's parents with us!
 


 
 

 

 
 

It was amazing day of sand and sun on Lake Michigan! After conquering the dunes we headed to lunch and the back home!

We watched a lot of Olympic trails this weekend, and on Sunday went to saw Now You See Me 2. I really liked the first one, but I wish I would have remembered the first on better. If I had, I would have enjoyed the second even more.


I hope everyone has a great week! This is the last full week at my current position until I transition to my new one!

Goddess VoxBox Review

Jun 24, 2016
I was so excited to finally be picked for an Influenster VoxBox! I am honored to be a part of their Goddess VoxBox campaign. I was given these products for free in exchange for my honest opinions.



Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner
Price: $4.99
Discover how to instantly hydrate dry hair. It features Pantene's most concentrated Pro-V formulas. The ultra-nourishing and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner hug your hair hugs your hair as it wraps each strand in moisture for intense hydration and instant softness.

So here's the scoop... I have used and liked Pantene products in the past, and currently use their clarifying shampoo once a week. The formula of the shampoo is definitely thicker than other moisturizing shampoos out there. What I loved about the shampoo and conditioner is that it left my hair super soft. However, other than that, I don't feel like it did much for my hair compared to other shampoos already out there.

Would I purchase... No. I loved how soft it made my hair, but it the product itself was really heavy.


Sinful Colors Nail Polish
Price: $1.99-$2.99
Tune up your talons with matte nails. This chich and sexy trend bring intesnity to any color Check out the Limited Edition Sinful Colors and Kylie Jenner Collection: Trend Matters. It comes in 32 Velvety and Satin Demi mattes shades. Find the Satin Collection at Target and the Velevet Collection at Walgreens.
 
 
So here's the scoop... Sinful Colors is already one of my favorite polish brands because it's a quality product at a great price. I received the porcelain matte in Chesire China which is a great lavender color. It was prefect as my favorite color is purple!

Would I purchase... Yes, I can't wait to try this polish in others colors!


Always Radiant with FlexFoam
Price: $4.30-$6.40
Skinny jeans. Pencil skirts. Leather leggings. When it comes to your style, there's no room for leaks! Luckily, Always Radiant pads let you wear what you what becuase they're up to 100% leak free. These pads are made with FlexFoam that absorbs 10x its weight, which means it's got your back all day long - for up to 8 hours). And they're so thin and flexible, you might even forget it's there!

 
So here's the scoop... It's got a cute wrapper, there's a nice fragrance, and the pad is super thin.

Would I purchase... No, simply because I don't use this type product.


Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Hydrating Toner
Price: $6.99
Dickinson's Enhance Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Hydrating Toner gently hydrates and nourishes skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E as it cleanses, tones, and refreshes skin. The alcohol-free formula helps skin maintain its natural balance as it gently removes impurities and reconditions skim. Skin feels hydrated, fresh, and clean without tightness for soft, smooth, and healthy looking skin.

So here's the scoop... I was really nervous about trying a new skin care product as I am under the care of a dermatologist for adult acne. But, I decided to screw it, and give this product a try. I mix witch hazel with a lot of my essential oils, so being more familiar with the product made me less scared to try it. I was also excited that this toner contains Vitamin E which is supposed to helpful on scarring. I used Dickinson's toner after washing my face with CeraVe. It immediately made my skin feel softer and smoother, and hasn't caused any break outs!
 
Would I purchase... Maybe. The fragrance isn't that pleasant, but I like the way it made my skin feel. 


Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads
Price: $1.49-$3.99
Tiny but mighty, just one of these individually wrapped pads packs enough punch to clean polish for 10 fingers or toes. TSA-compliant and travel read, Cutex Advance Revival Remover Pads are your go to polish remover when you're on the go.

Here's the scoop... SOLD! I love this product after using it only once. It easily removed nail polish from all 10 fingers, and I think it could have removed my toe polish with the same pad too! These little babies are great for travel and I was excited to read that they are TSA compliant!

Would I purchase... Yes. This product is already on my shopping list!


Downy Fresh Protect with In-Wash Febreze Odor Defense
Price: 5$.49 for 9.7 ounces
Finally, deodorant for your clothes! Downy Fresh Protect with In-Wash Febreze Odor Defense infuses fabrics with motion activated technology to as your move throughout your day. Pick one of the fresh scents and stay calm, collected, and refreshed.
 

Here's the scoop... I purposely use scent free laundry detergent and dryer sheets, but I was decided to give it a try. This product is very fragrant. It made my laundry room that entire level of my house smell like a flower garden.
 
Would I purchase... Surprisingly, yes. I found the April Fresh scent to be very relaxing and comforting. I would use this product on my sheets, towels, and blankets.
 
 
 


 
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