Fall Skin Care Vid…

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Hey guys! I love when you ask for vids and apologize for slacking with the goodies. Click play to see today’s vid about fall skin care! I love everything pumpkin this time of the year, but today, your face will love it too! Enjoy 🙂


 


 

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As always, my go to spot is Amazon. Click here for the link to purchase the exact pumpkin mask that I used in today’s video. I always love to hear how you liked products that I have reviewed… let me know what ya think! Till next video…

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Friday Feels…

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Friday’s ootn *outfit of the night* was super fun, flirty and still keeping true to my tomboy style. I had some great feedback and questions about the pieces worn. Find the goods below!

Crop Top: Rebdolls  *hurry, this is on final sale*

Pants: POLO by Ralph Lauren *these were in the men’s section at Saks*

Boots: Booties from JustFab.com


Friday’s motn *makeup of the night* was a killer winged liner and reddish lippie…

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Liquid Eyeliner: Revlon Color Stay Liquid Liner

Lippie: Maybelline Super Stay 24 Lipstick *MUST HAVE* will be posting a vlog about this!

I hope you loved, my fashionistas and make-uppers :-*

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Re-think Your Drink…

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Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean you have to stop hydrating! Like most things, water is not created equal. After a recent water testing was completed by a local trainer, and a deep conversation with a good friend was had; I decided to do a little digging and uncover which brands are good for you and which brands to ditch. We all know, or hopefully know, the importance of drinking water. It is great for keeping you hydrated and flushing the toxins out of your body.

Most of the water sold in stores contains fluoride, commonly believed to aid in dental health. After conducting studies, scientists have found this not to be the case. Fluoride actually causes more damage than good to your teeth. Over time, fluoride causes tooth decay, erosion of your gums, malformation and other diseases.

Alkaline, folks. Alkaline water is the best water for us to consume and will provide our bodies with the electrolytes and minerals that we need. These are the brands that you will definitely want to stay away from…some of them just might shock you.


Alhambra, Sierra Springs, Sparkletts, Arrowhead, Mount Olympus, Belmont Springs, Poland Spring, Crystal Rock, Crystal Springs, Shenandoah, Deer Park, Diamond Springs, Nursery Water, Hindley Spri, Ice Mountain, Kandiyohi, Puritan Springs, Kentwood Springs, Mayer Bros., Ozarka, Pure Flo, and Zephyrhills.


You can purchase alkaline water or purchase machines like this one that will produce alkaline water right in your own home! There you have it! Fill your body with only the good stuff. Getting healthy, one drink at a time…

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D.I.Y Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub…

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Ahhhh, yes. The time has come my friends! Let everyone rejoice, because pumpkin spice EVERYTHING is finally back! I am beyond words excited, because I love any and everything that is pumpkin spice. It reminds me that Fall is here, or almost here. It reminds me of pumpkin picking, apple picking, crisp weather and pretty leaves…ok, I think you get my point.

Today, I will be showing you guys how I make my Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub! This is so much fun *and yummy* to make. It makes for a great gift or just for yourself!

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So, get ready to get all D.I.Y-y and enjoy….



Supply List

  • Coconut Oil
  • Organic Light Brown Sugar
  • Organic White Cane Sugar
  • 100% Pumpkin Pie Filling
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Jar

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar (or Raw Sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil (add more if needed)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine the sugars and spices.
  2. Mix together with a spoon.
  3. Slowly pour in the Oil and stir until well blended.
  4. You may add more if your scrub is too dry
  5. You don’t want it to be runny, just a nice damp texture.
  6. Cover in a tight container
  7. Store in the refrigerator up to 8 weeks.

No time to make your own? No worries, I have you covered! I am selling my jars of yummy for $15. Drop me a line, the_blogery@yahoo.com. 🙂

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What Men Really Think About Makeup…

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Today’s post is at the request of, Katie, a lovely subscriber of mine. After writing, “What Guys Really Think About Your Hair”, Katie sent in an email asking me to write about what guys think of makeup. I thought this would be super fun, so here it goes…

Ahh, yes. Today I am tackling the age old question, “What men really think about makeup.” As women, we spend a lot of our time and money making ourselves look good. Not all women, but some. We put a ton of emphasis on what we will do with our hair today. What kind of clothes we are going to wear today. What kind of products we will put on our lovely faces today. I mean seriously, we do a lot. Some, if not most of the women I know or whom I’ve talked to, will tell you that it’s all for themselves. Others will say it’s for men or the man they are with. Personally, I like to look good for myself. If others happened to be pleased with my appearance, it’s an added bonus. Who doesn’t want people to think they look nice?

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Recently, my skin has been taking a turn for the better *see previous skin care/regimen posts* and I have a fresh-off vacation tan…

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…So, I have been sans makeup for the last 3 weeks or so. Typically, I am a woman who wears makeup and I don’t think there is a thing wrong with doing so. I don’t wear a lot, mostly foundation/blush/mascara. Here and there, the occasional pop of color on the lippies…

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See? Not a ton, I am more of the “Barefaced” look as the MUAs *makeup artists* would tell you. I save the “heavier” stuff for photoshoots or special occasions.

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Getting back to the point at hand here… I recently started seeing this guy that I met on Match. Yes, Match. He is an amazing catch thus far *fingers crossed*, but one of the things that I really like about him, he thinks I am absolutely gorgeous without a stitch of makeup on. Major kudos to guys like him 😉

So, how do men really view women and makeup? Well, there are obviously all different opinions, but after doing some research and talking to my male buddies, I found that mostly, guys don’t like the stuff.

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I know, right?! All this time, money and effort and they don’t even give a shit. Who would have thought?! But then when asked who their celebrity crush is, they’ll tell you someone like Kim Kardashian or Beyonce, or Giselle or Kate Upton. All of which wear TONS of makeup. So, which is it guys!?

It seems that they are “celeb crushes” for a reason. They are people they think are pretty, but they know are mostly fake. They are women they like to look at or perhaps fantasize about, but wouldn’t be interested in actually being with them. Turns out, most of the men I spoke to chose a bare faced or nearly bare faced woman over pictures of women with a lot of makeup on.

“I want the real thing” said one guy. Another stated that, “I don’t want to wake up to someone different than who I saw out on the street.” Another guy said, which I thought was hysterical, “I hate when that stuff rubs off on my clothes.” *Insert major laughing emoji here*

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When I presented the guys with pictures of super made up women, the response was overwhelmingly negative. They stated that when they see women like this, they want to run. They felt, in a way, that they were being lied to. That there is no way that this is what this woman looks like without the makeup (or “stuff” as they kept putting it.) Some of the guys also noted that the women wearing a lot of makeup came across as high maintenance, which is code for “run for the hills.”

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It would seem that the prize would go to the women who wear little to no makeup, or stuff. Now, listen… I am by no means suggesting that people who love wearing makeup, whether a little or a lot, should stop because this is what a good amount of men seem to like. Ultimately, we all need to do what makes us happy. This is merely a fun post that I thought would be interesting. For all of you who may be fired up, please relax.

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I think Marilyn Monroe said it best…

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||Thank you to the men who participated in my survey. You all were very helpful and quite funny||

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