Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly EXPO!

Mark your calendars, ladies! I’m so, so excited about the upcoming GF&AF Expo! I’ll be attending the Dallas dates (October 17th & 18th!) of the largest expo of its kind in the US! If you are wanting to know more about the benefits of a gluten free lifestyle, have a lot of allergies or know someone who does or you’re looking to find more brands in either category, THIS is the Expo for you!

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Beauty Box 5 Savvy Skincare Limited Edition UNBOXING!

I recently got an email from my beloved Beauty Box 5 with information on an exciting new Limited Edition Box! Every once in a while, I catch a great deal with a Limited Edition box from #BB5 but this one is Savvy Skincare and I was instantly stoked! I’m always excited to get my monthly box, but if I’m truly honest, the thing that always jumps out at me is the killer skin care brands featured in their monthly boxes and available for sell in their shop. Some of my favorites include Juice Beauty and Eslor which I only discovered because of this beauty box! So, let’s jump into the details of the #LE box (Hint, Hint: It’s totally still available for purchase!!)


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#FirstTimeFriday Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture

First of all, welcome to a new series! You may have noticed the #hashtag and I hope you’re excited for what’s to come! I’m planning on a fun new product, event, technique every Friday and sharing the experience with you guys! I’ve got lots of neat things lined up for this series, but I would LOVE your ideas too! You might have seen on Facebook, but I’m holding a little contest! Head over HERE for the details on how you can win a $10 Ulta Gift Card!

This weeks #FirstTimeFriday is my First Time trying out the luxury polish brand, Lauren B! About a week ago, their PR reached out to me about the fun Henna Nail Art post and I asked if they’d be interested in sending a bottle for review. Let’s face it, I’m a polish addict so I HAD to try this brand! They agreed and I gave them the names of 2 polishes I liked from their best sellers list. They surprised me with this gem: Aire of Bel Air.

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Phuse- Remove it!

I got an email a few months back about a really neat new company in the “hosting” business. You know the few companies where you can host a party right in your living room and have a fabulous consultant or rep. come and tell you all about what makes their brands and products totally unique! The brand is called Phuse Beauty and they have a wide range of beauty tools, hair products, hair tools and more. Think less lipgloss and eyeshadow and more the tools of the trade. While I often fall for a shade of lipstick or blush, it’s harder to find a quality tool that I will keep for many years to come! I got the change to try out a few products from the Phuse line up and they did not disappoint!


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ZSS Skincare Method 2 RESULTS

If you’re been following me on Instagram, you might have known I’ve been trying new supplements and vitamins this year. It wasn’t something I set out to do. I would even say I fell into it. Regardless, I ran with it and I never looked back! I’ve tried biotin, multi-vitamins, probiotics and even color cleanses (don’t worry, this post is NOT headed that direction) and there are two things I really fell in love with on my journey. Z Skincare Systems Mothod No. 2 has become a fast favorite of mine for skin care.


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Ipsy August 2015, Part 2

If you’re new to my blog, the “Part 2” might confuse you, but I’ve been with Ipsy for over 3 years and about a year ago, I opted to get a second bag. If you’re not familiar with Ipsy, it’s a monthly subscription bag that costs $10 (shipped, within the US) and for the price, you receive 4-5 samples, sometimes full size items along with a bag. You can see this month’s bag in my Part 1 post HERE.

I’ve learned that often, getting two bags, I will get an item or two in both bags. For this month, I received two of the Natural Lipsticks by Noyah. Luckily, the color was really fun and since it was a sample size, I essentially have a full size lippy now! This lippy is a sample value of $5.60


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Ipsy August 2015, Part 1


I had an especially busy mail today today! My first Ipsy bag showed up, unexpected, without warning. I hadn’t even peaked this month, so I was completely surprised! This months bag is a houndstooth print with a fun pop of pink. This bag feels a bit plastic-y, but also has a cool ribbed texture. The inside is lined with a polyester fabric, also in pink. I think this will be cute for fall. For now, it’s August, the hottest month in Texas so while I’m loving the nods to Fall, I’m reminded that today it was 106 degrees in my front yard. Anyhow, onward to the contents!

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Beauty Box 5 August 2015

It’s been so long since I’ve been blogging, I know! It’s insane that I haven’t been here but I’ve certainly been plugged in! I started the whole FitBit crazy and I’ve felt more connected since upgrading to the iPhone 6 (which I love, by the way). I haven’t stopped hatching plans for fun content here, but for now, I’ll share another great Beauty Box 5 with you all! If you’re not familiar with #BB5, it’s a monthly subscription service, not unlike Ipsy or Birchbox, based out of Austin, TX. One of the big differences is that you can get BB5 monthly or pay $99 for a whole year, making it the most affordable box of its kind. I’ve yet to be disappointed with a Beauty Box 5!



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CND Vinylux Summer 2015 Garden Muse Collection

Happy Memorial Day! Whether you’re planning a BBQ out by the lake or you’re avoiding flooded areas in Central and Northern Texas like I am, I’m always down for a long lasting, chip free manicure. CND is best known for their amazing Shellac polish, but they also carry what they claim is a “Weekly polish”. The line is called Vinylux (Which, let’s admit is an awesome name for a polish line!) and it goes on just like regular polish, required no curing light and lasts a week or more. This weekend, I got to try out their newest collection, Garden Muse. This fun mix of jewel tones and soft, creamy pastels is perfectly on trend and I couldn’t wait to dig in!


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