Valentine’s Vibes: The Lip Look

It’s almost Valentine’s Day so I wanted to share some lip-spiration! No matter what Valentine’s Day Vibes you want to put out there, I promise there is a lip shade out there for you! I pulled 10 of my favorite lip looks to fit any mood.

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Beauty Box 5 February 2017

I’m not sure if I’m just lip obsessed or if this month’s box is truly fabulous or if it’s a delicious mix of both! You be the judge! If you’re not familiar with Beauty Box 5 (shame on you!), it’s a monthly subscription box that is $12 a month OR you can do what I always highly, highly recommend and get a full year of BB5 for just $99. That makes it the cheapest subscription of it’s kind!!

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Valentine’s Day Nail Inspo with Lauren B.

If you haven’t heard of Lauren B. nail polishes. I feel a little bad for you. They offer amazing polishes in both color and performance and I feel like I never get enough! Not only are they stunning on the nail, but their polishes are vegan-friendly and free of harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor. In other words, they cut out the bad stuff that you DON’T want on your nails all while creating stunning polish sure to make a statement! I mixed a classic red, some glitter and  a neutral from their collection for some fun Valentine’s Day nail inspiration! 
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Soft, Kissable lips with COOLA

It’s almost the big day and soft, kissable lips are a must! I’ve been really into liquid matte lipsticks, like most of you, but sometimes my lips really need a break. A day off from those drying formulations doesn’t have to be boring and you can still add a pop of color! It got my hands on these Tinted Mineral Liplux by COOLA and I think they’re just what the (love) doctor ordered!

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Valentine’s Day Look Book: Going out or Staying In

Hi, my name is Alison and I’m a size 16.  (in case you wanted to know) I wanted to share some fun date night ideas for Valentine’s Day depending on what your plans are! I put together a few looks this year, but I wanted to share two looks. One for a first day or a going out look and one for staying in for more casual vibes! I’ve got a few more looks to share so be on the lookout for those! For more Valentine’s Day related posts, check out the event tab here!

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Square Hue February 2017

If you’re on my Instagram (and you should be! I love following you guys back!) you probably already saw some of these wonderful swatches, but I wanted to give a little review on these fabulous polishes! If you’re not familiar with Square Hue, it’s a monthly subscription that sends out polishes each month in a themed box. The subscription is $16 for two bottles of polish or $21 for three bottles.

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Romance in the Kitchen with Blue Apron

Happy Saturday! I hope you’re having an amazingly relaxing weekend! I know I am! My 6-year-old (who is ever the introvert) requested that instead of a party, the family stayed the night in a hotel. We packed one suitcase for the 4 of us and headed to Austin. Mostly, we’re watching movies, swimming in the indoor pool and we can’t wait to eat breakfast in our slippers in the morning! We love cozy times together so this Valentine’s Day, the hubby and I are planning a quiet night in cooking together which is something we did a lot before we had kids. With children, everything from meal planning, shopping to prepping and even serving meals is stressful. Blue Apron takes away a lot of that stress and leaves us with the cooking and eating we love to do!

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Kawaii Box January 2017

Hey guys! As promised, I’ve got more fabulous subscriptions to share with you this year! While you’re sure to see a lot of beauty related boxes floating around the web, I often find myself telling people that there are subscription boxes for just about anything! Everything from coffee to socks to feminine hygiene products. So, at no surprise, I discovered Kawaii Box. The word “kawaii” literally translated to “cute” in Japanese and as you’d guess, this subscription is full of cute, Japanese items.

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Valentine’s Day Heart Locket by Pictures On Gold

Jewelry might be one of the most classic gifts for Valentine’s Day and I, personally, love the trend. It’s easy to go to a jewelry store and pick out a mass made piece that any woman would adore, but nothing says I love you like jewelry that truly takes thought. At PicturesOnGold.com, you can personalize everything from signet rings to lockets for that extra special touch. I had the chance to dive into their personalized lockets and have one made just for me!

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Kiss Kiss lipstick set by VMV Hypoallergenics

When it comes to beauty products, I’m guilty of completely ignoring what MIGHT be in them. I’m allergic to a great range of random things like latex, kiwi and chlorine. You wouldn’t expect those to be in many things, but I’ve had allergic reactions to everything from my fitness tracker to bottled water to cotton. Did you know that rubber latex bands can contain latex or that cotton and water are often treated with chlorine bleach? Yikes. When it comes to beauty products, there is one brand that is 100% hypoallergenics. That’s a fancy word for free of allergens. VMV Hypoallergenics carries cosmetics, body and skin care perfect for those sensitive to ingredients or those looking for gentle, good-for-you options. I got the chance to try out their adorable Kiss Kiss Lipstick Set just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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