Nov 18, 2015

Beauty Business Feature: Younique


Younique has quickly become my favorite makeup line. Younique's mission is to uplift, empower, validate, and ultimately build self-esteem in women around the world through high-quality products that encourage both inner and outer beauty and spiritual enlightenment while also providing opportunities for personal growth and financial reward.

Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft, a brother-and-sister team, founded Younique in September 2012 with a mission to uplift, empower, and validate women across the globe. Derek and Melanie firmly believe that all women should feel valued, smart, and empowered through opportunities of personal growth and financial reward.

Younique's cosmetics development processes utilize scientific research to ensure that our products contain high quality ingredients that enrich and nourish the skin. The result is a beautifully efficacious product that is safely compatible with virtually every skin type.

Younique begins by looking to Mother Nature for the inspiration behind our cosmetics. Their in-house scientific team then formulates a product that honors that inspiration while delivering cutting-edge cosmetics. Younique's goal is to provide healthy, clean, and pure cosmetics.
Younique is the first direct sales company to market and sell almost exclusively through the use of social media. Younique Virtual Parties bridge the huge world of social media and the traditional home party business model. A Younique Virtual Party has no limits to your reach or who you can invite. This makes it so the traditional home party is not even necessary unless you choose to do it. 
I hope you all will join my Younique party. Browse products using this link.
It's a great time of year to shop for your favorite ladies. Younique offers awesome gift sets for the holidays and affordable stocking stuffers (including the Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powder eyeshadow)! You can even share the link with you favorite person to shop for you. I did (and I'm not ashamed)! Check out some of my favorite products including Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, Refreshed Pure & Natural Rose Water toner, and the complete brush set!
I've also set up a Gentlemen's Only Party.
Share this link with your favorite male and tell him to get shopping!
Christmas is only 36 days away!

Nov 16, 2015

Weekend Haps + Monday Madness Link Up

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great (and relaxing) weekend!

Before we get into the weekend stuff, I want to invite all of you to join my online Younique party! I'm such a huge fan of this makeup line - all natural products, gluten free, and vegan! It's worked out so well for my sensitive skin. I really love it this time of year. My face and lips can get so wind chapped that it's nice to have something gentle to use!

You can shop my online party by shopping at my party website. The party is open until November 24!

Now for weekend fun...
Friday started off with me trying to make queso for a tailgate Nick was going to the next day.

Love my little helper!

It turned out to be an epic fail. I have no idea what I did wrong. The half and half and the cheese did not combine to create a sauce consistency. Nick had to go out the next morning and get something store bought.

Cooking in my scrubs!

With Nick in East Lansing for the MSU for the game I was on my own most of Saturday. I had an eye doctor's appointment in the morning and had a massage scheduled. I also got to do some shopping. I went to Lowe's to pick out some paint samples. I've been thinking about revamping our living room for awhile now. I also like to just walk around the dream about how I can improve our home.

on my wish list

I got some really great Christmas decorations from Target and finished Christmas shopping for my nieces and nephews.

Both my sweet nieces have birthdays this month. I sent their presents to Pennsylvania and got some sweet pictures of them enjoying their gifts.

Emma showing off her mail!
My dad on the left. Emma showing off her new purse. Ella hanging out.

Ella wearing her new hair bow and snuggling her new stuffed animal!

Ella the next morning. Still loving the giraffe!


Loving Emma's face!
I can't get enough of these cuties!

Speaking of gifts and presents, I joined CG Swaps' 12 Days of Christmas! I did this swap 2 years ago and it was so fun! The ladies at CG hook you up with your partner and you buy each other 12 gifts to be opened the 12 days leading up to Christmas. It's a great way to celebrate the holiday and meet other bloggers. Sign ups end today so head over NOW and get signed up if you are interested!

Nov 11, 2015

DIY Stress Away Bath Soak

After working a long day I love to come home and jump into a hot bath. This homemade bath soak tops off the relaxation experience!

What You'll Need:

1/4 cup of Epsom salt
1/4 cup of baking soda
5 drops of Stress Away essential oil
5 drops of Peace and Calming essential oil
What You'll Need to Do:
Mix all ingredients together.
Store is glass jar or container.
Sprinkle into running bath water.