Saturday, August 30, 2014

SheThinx: Change the World, One Pair at a Time


It's a happy and exciting day for me today, because I get to share this amazing product and amazing cause to empower women around the world with my beloved readers. Today I'm working with a company called SheThinx. If you haven't heard of them by now, then keep reading because this company is a fast growing company, and is on the rise by helping women all around the world. 

SheThinx: Re-Thinking Women's Underwear

So what does "Change the World, One Pair at a Time" mean? Thinx sells thoughtful women's underwear, with you in mind, and helps fund women all around the world who don't have access to feminine resources. 

SheThinx has three owners...Antonia Dunbar, Miki Agrawal and Radha Agrawal. These lovely women came up with an amazing idea...to make underwear leak and stain resistant. They spent 3 years developing the technology to come up with a pair of underwear that was not only soft and durable but leak and stain resistant. Each pair of underwear from Thinx has a moisture-wicking layer, Anti-microbial/stain resistant layer, absorption layer, and leak-proof layer allowing you to stay dry, and stress free. How did Antonia, Miki, and Radha come up with this wonderful idea?? I think I'll let them explain, since they do it so well. (Please watch the video, it's so amazing!!)


Not only do you receive a thoughtful pair of underwear that'll leave you stress free but you'll be helping 1 girl or woman with your purchase. Buying 1 pair of Thinx underwear will fund 7 (reusable pads) from Afripads to 1 girl or woman in the developing world. Which allows girls and women to stay in school, have a job, and be productive members in the world. Here are my thoughtful underwear. 


1. Cheeky: I have to tell all my readers that these underwear are my absolute favorite during my monthly friendly visit. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the stress free feeling. I never wore white, khaki or any light color when my friend visited. It felt amazing to wear my cute white shorts while Thinx had my back throughout the day!! The cheeky style is really comfortable, and still super cute! This style is meant to be worn on you lighter day. 

2. Luxe: Oh Luxe!! I feel in love. They look really big in this picture but honestly they are so comfortable and very sexy. This style is made up of beautiful lace, and soft silk. These are meant to be worn on our medium days.

I would personally recommend these underwear to all my friends, family, and readers! Please take a look at this product!! If you want to learn more about the product visit Thinx by clicking here. 


I received these products as samples. This post is written in my own voice, and are all my own opinions.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW Exuviance Illumination Duo Review

I received this product for free from Exuviance from brand backer. 
I was excited to begin my trial with this product, and excited I still fell now that I've used this product for a week. It's very easy to use, and makes my skin feel amazing after each use. I have sensitive skin and it's really hard for me to find anything like this for my face without getting an irritation, but I haven't experienced any irritation. (I first tried this product on a small part of my arm for 2 days to see if there would be any irritation before using it on my face.)
(Information below has been gathered from their press release) 

About the Product:
Exuviance Illumination Duo combines the power of our nighttime transformer, Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex, with the 100% pure active formulation of Exuviance Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster for a potent antiaging cocktail that combats the visible signs of aging.

Give your skin a beauty boost! Mix Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster with Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex before bed. The Vitamin C amps up the effects of the Evening Restorative Complex for a potent antiaging cocktail that acts as an evening transformer for all skin types.

- Evening Restorative Complex is clinically proven to improve overall skin texture, tone, and appearance
- 90% saw smoother skin after 4 weeks of using Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex
- Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster amps up the effects of the Evening Restorative Complex, helping to fade the look of dark spots while improving firmness and smoothing wrinkles

The powerful Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gluconolactone in Evening Restorative Complex decreases lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and improves roughness and texture. Lactobionic Acid - a potent antioxidant - inhibits wrinkles from forming, plumps and firms the skin, and enhances clarity. This bionic blend of PHAs, along with botanicals and Vitamins A, C and E, delivers full-strength anti-aging benefits without drying or irritation, even on the most sensitive skin types.

The 100% pure active formulation of Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster contains Vitamin C, an essential co-factor in collagen synthesis, known for its power to strengthen skin's matrix, improve firmness and smooth wrinkles. Plus, we've added our patented super antioxidant, Aceta-C™, to enhance the natural antiaging effects of Vitamin C, amplifying its skin-protecting and pigment-evening effects. Together, they help fade the appearance of unwanted dark spots, and strengthen skin's defenses against future discoloration and signs of aging. (What does 100% actives mean? The formula does not contain water or fillers, etc. All the ingredients are benefit ingredients.)

Directions: 
Each night, pump a small amount of Evening Restorative Complex into the palm of your hand and mix in a few shakes, or up to 1/2 scoop of Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster, just before application. Once mixed, gently smooth the mixture over a cleansed face and neck. Use less powder if skin feels sensitive. Do not exceed 5 shakes or 1/2 scoop per use. Tap bottle to loosen powder when needed.

For more product information, please visit here:
http://www.neostrata.com/product/exuviance+illumination+duo.do

Available at Exuviance.com and ULTA stores nationwide
**Sponsored by Brand Backer** 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Valentia Even Glow Serum Review


(I received this sample of Valentia Even Glow Serum- 20% Vitamin C- Antioxidant Treatment from Valentia Skin Care for free.)  

A little about this product: 

The Even Glow Serum will repair, refresh, and renew your skin; restoring evenness to your complexion, giving you an extra boost of confidence each time you look in the mirror. This serum will help repair skin that has been treated harshly by the sun. Vitamin C serum for face.

My Review:
I was on the fence about this product at first. I was scared it would give me a rash, or some weird skin condition. The opposite happened. It really made my face feel refreshed. I do a lot of walking and running, the sun and sweat really make my skin feel old, and ugly. The serum gave my face a boost. I used it before I went to bed. I washed my face, and applied the even glow serum. The serum itself is orange and smells a lot like orange juice. Its a thick serum, and applied smoothly on my skin. I let the serum sit for about a minute before it dried. 
I used this serum for a week, and I feel like my face is so soft, and some of my dark spots are fading away. Overall, I love using this serum. I will continue to use this serum to see my skin renew. 


(I gathered the information below from their press release)
SUPERIOR INGREDIENTS: 

Vitamin C: With a 20% concentration does more than boost the body’s immune system; it also provides many benefits to keep the skin tight, smooth and looking ageless. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles. In addition to helping reduce the signs of aging, Vitamin C is essential for everyday maintenance to strengthen and smooth out the skin, as well as neutralizing free radicals before they can damage the skin. ***Our additional Key Ingredients below were all selected for their ability to enhance and support Vitamin C's effect on the skin. 

ORGANIC ROSEHIP SEED OIL & ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN OIL - These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness. Rosehip Oil specifically has been used in medical communities around the world for those with serious skin ailments and only recently has North America learned to embrace natural solutions from our ancestors. These two organic oils are full of antioxidants and therefore act as the perfect supporting cast for our best friend - Vitamin C 

RESISTEM (Plant Stem Cells) - This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem will help your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors. 

HYALURONIC ACID(Botanical) - Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin ,there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. Penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion 

GREEN TEA EXTRACT- The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret. 

What it can do
 98% Natural Ingredients (see below for a description of our Key Ingredients chosen specifically to enchance Vitamin C efficacy on the skin) 

EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration with this new generation Vitamin C Serum. Quickly refresh uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless. 

INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE: Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look. 

ABSORBS RAPIDLY: Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather. 

BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil to support Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance. 

REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.

Sponsored By Brandbacker




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Monday, August 18, 2014

10 Ways To Shop For An Engagement Ring-Anjolee

For the love of jewelry!! I love shopping for jewelry, and for years I loved looking online for engagement rings before my fiance popped the question. There's something about engagement rings, that just makes women feel complete. Not only are we now sporting the most expensive piece of jewelry (or anything really) but we have also found the one person whom we will happily spend the rest of our lives. 

As I am writing this post, I can't help but look down at my diamond engagement ring, and love everything about it! The shiny metal, the sparkly diamonds, the way it looks on my finger, and that it came from the love of my life. I offered my fiance no real help, when he was shopping for my rock, but the words "vintage" and "bling bling baby" were repeated when the subject would come up. lol  Which leads to my main point. I had no idea what I really wanted, but I knew I wanted a princess cut diamond. 

I have never made a post for grooms on my blog before, so here's the very first post for the soon to be grooms out there! 

10 Ways To Shop For An Diamond Engagement Ring

1. Know your soon to be fiancee
Make sure you know your fiancee's ring size. Usually the ring size is the same size as your shoe size, but I've been told that only a myth. Have her closest friend or sibling ask for you. Think of a creative way to find it out. 
Also, you should know your fiancee's style. Is she a simple kind of girl, or does she like a lot of bling? Does she wear a lot of jewelry? you could probably find inspiration with the jewelry she does have. What kind of metal does she wear more? Gold tones, rose gold, silver? Look around her jewelry box and check it out. 

2. Communicate 
Communication is key! Bring up the engagement ring conversation every now and then. Make sure you bring up the conversation discreetly especially if you are going the traditional route and picking her engagement ring without her knowing. My fiance would bring up the conversation when a commercial of engagement rings came on TV, or when we passed by the diamond section of Costco, or BJ's. I didn't really notice what he was doing, but I was more than happy to talk about it. 
My fiance was pretty slick, because when we first started dating (like 2 months dating) he came across a jewelry ad of engagement rings in the newspaper (when newspapers were apart of every Sunday). I'm not sure if he planted it there, but he asked me which shape of diamond I liked best. I told him, and never changed my mind. Ask her these kinds of questions. It doesn't hurt to find out the little details like that. 
Ask her what metal she would prefer, shape of the diamond, and color of diamond. Find out if she even wants a diamond. This is very new, and in fact a lot of women don't want diamonds, they either want their birthstone, or their favorite stone like Emeralds, or Sapphires. 

3. Insight into your soon to be fiancee
To gain more insight to your fiancee, without spoiling the surprise you can always find her profile on Pinterest!! Women tend to hope their men go to their Pinterest and see what they like. If your lucky she's probably liked, or pinned a few engagement rings. This will tell you exactly what she likes, and hopefully helps you a great deal. 
You can also talk to her best friends, or siblings. Believe me, she's told some of them exactly what she wants! I must have told my best friends, and my sister exactly what kind of ring I wanted, just in case my boyfriend would ask them. I think I drove them crazy, but believe me they know. They may be the right people to talk too. 

4. You can never do enough research
Before you head out to the store to shop for your gal's engagement ring, do your research. You can never do enough to be honest. You can learn so much about diamonds, things you didn't know at all. How diamonds are dealt, appraised, who sells diamonds with the correct licenses. 

5. 4C's
Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat weight! Gia, and Anjolee are great websites to get more information on the 4C's. 
Color is the most important! You want your diamond to be as white and colorless as possible. The best colors are D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, etc. but anything after K isn't worth it. It starts to get really yellow.
Clarity is how many flaws are in your diamond. 
Cut is how your diamond is cut to make the diamond shine, or more technical terms, how the facets interact with light. 

Carat weight!! Every girl wants a big carat! I guess the standard would be 1 to 2 carats. It all depends on how much you can spend on the ring. 

6. Settings
I honestly think the setting is the most important part of the engagement ring for women. We want the perfect setting. We are so concerned how you will pick the setting, and scared you'll pick the wrong one. Women don't understand at this time that the setting isn't as important as the diamond itself. We can always get a new setting. 
My advice, set aside money for the perfect setting, but but your ring in a basic normal setting. (if your buying the engagement ring as a surprise to your bride. If your taking your bride to shop for a engagement ring, this doesn't matter) You don't have to stress out too much about the setting, and let your bride pick out a setting she likes after you propose. 

7. Diamonds are forever
Diamonds are truly forever. Your fiancee will own this diamond for the rest of her life. Pick out the best diamond. You might also want to find out if your fiancee is interested in a diamond with color. Like a pink, or yellow diamond. Those diamonds are very pretty, and a lot of women love colored diamonds. 

8. Budget 
They say you should spend 2 pay checks on the engagement ring. I know you will want to either pay less, or more, but you should stick to a budget. 

9. Insurance
Look into insuring the engagement ring! Find a insurance company that has been insuring diamonds for years. A lot of the jewelry insurance will insure the whole ring, given if its lost, stolen, etc. They will replace the ring, and replicate it as much as possible. 

10. From the heart 
Don't stress out about buying the wrong ring. Whatever you buy your fiancee she will love! Lets this process by fun, and exciting. You could never pick an ugly diamond lol women love diamonds and that's all there is to it. 

Here are my Top 5 from Anjolee. You can find them all by clicking here.




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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Madam Glam Vlog Review


Welcome to my first first time vlogging! Below is my review on Madam Glam Nail Lacquer. To view Madam Glam's nail lacquer colors visit there website by clicking here.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Budget Bride Wedding Checklist and Budget Tips



So your getting married, and looking for ways to save your wallet from drowning? I'm no expert, but I am a frugal person in general. Why wouldn't I find ways to save a buck? After all, I want to be able to eat after our wedding day, right?! 

Luckily, for you I've come up with a few different ways to save on your wedding. To company my fantastic recommendations for saving, I have also created a new Budget Bride Wedding Checklist. After reviewing several different wedding checklists, I have come to the conclusion that I won't be needing things like... hiring a wedding planner, hiring a venue coordinator, hiring top of the line photographer, booking rentals, lighting, and swags. I didn't hit the lottery, and I'm more than sure if your reading this, you haven't either. 
Get my new Budget Bride Wedding Checklist, click here.




Update 6/1/15:
Wedding Dress
(I don't know how I forgot to mention this bit originally, but here it is.)
Your wedding dress is probably the most important part of the wedding day for most brides. It's searching, and purchasing your dream dress, that makes your wedding day a hundred times better. The dress you see in my picture above...The sweetheart neckline ball gown with tulle galore, the beaded bling belt, and laced down pattern...yes that dress. I found this dress at Camille La Vie's Outlet!! Yes an outlet store, and the best part, this dress was $395.00 BOOM! This store had tons of dresses for around that price, it wasn't just this one dress. I tried on another for $595.00, and it was gorgeous. David's Bridal is always doing a sale. Go to outlets, search for sales on line. Travel a distance if you have too. I highly suggest you try on your dress, you find shops near you, or even an hour or two away. 

Cheaper wedding dates
Consider the day of your wedding. Of course everyone wants to get married on Saturday, and Sunday, which makes these days the most expensive to book. Consider having your wedding on a Thursday or Friday to save some money. Venue's will give you a good discount if you have the wedding on a day that's undesirable. 

DIY your save the dates, and wedding invitation:
Making your own save the dates and wedding invites will save you a lot of money!! If your technology, and design savvy, try your hand at making your own invites in Photoshop. Or if you'd prefer not being a graphic designer for your wedding, head over to Wedding Chick. They have free printable wedding invites, save the dates, programs, table numbers, etc. They're cute, and Wedding Chicks always adds new printables all the time. 

Send your save the dates, and wedding Invites via EMAIL:
I know this option isn't actually the most desirable but it'll save you a grip on paper, and postage! If your worried about your guests not RSVP'ing, you could direct them to a RSVP website like rsvpify, or free-rsvp. The more modern, and easiest way is for you to use a wedding app, for guests to RSVP at, such as the Wedding Party App. Of course, for the older guests who aren't tech savvy, you might want to mail the wedding invitation. 


Find a budget friendly venue:
When browsing through venues, make sure you see tables and chairs. It starts to add up if you have to rent chairs for the ceremony, tables, and chairs for the reception. If your having an outside wedding, make sure your venue has chairs for you to use at no cost to you. If the chairs cost money, it won't hurt your guests to stand during the ceremony. After all, ceremonies aren't that long. Your venue should be affordable in everywhere! 




Negotiate with your vendors, and venue:
Sometimes you have to play a little game called "hard to get." Don't act excited, but more aloof. This gives you the ability to negotiate with your vendors and venue. What I've noticed while being in the wedding blogosphere is that vendors and venues are willing to shave off some cost, if your willing to leave good reviews. It's a trade off for both vendor, venue and yourself. If your a blogger, send a few letters, and tell them how you can help their company! Sell yourself, and you might be surprised with the discounts. 

Find a budget friendly cater:
We all know that the food is the most costly part to a wedding. During my planning, and research I found that buffet, and family style caters are more cost efficient than single plate meals. I've been to several weddings, where buffet style has actually worked better than single plates. The food stays hot, and the guests are allowed to eat what they want. 

Family or friend Officiant:
This is one thing that my fiance and I have always agreed on. We want to have a special friend or family member marry us. It's more intimate and you can always share that bond with your officiant. Plus it saves you a lot to have someone you know marry you. 

Find a wholesale florist:
Flowers are so expensive, and you only really need them for a few hours. Find yourself a wholesale florist and find out what flowers are cheaper than others. Wholesale florist have more options you can choose from, then lets say Target or Walmart. Wholesale florist also have flowers for much cheaper, and they are always willing to negotiate. Explore the flowers, and get them to print you out a sheet with the flowers your interested in with the costs. 

Guest photographers:
Recently I was viewing some photographers websites, and their rates. What I found...was really expensive! I know, I know "A picture is worth a thousands words, and memories are forever." Really, tho?! It's out of the budget! So the solution, book a student, or friend photographer. Negotiate your cost down, and book them for an hour. Get some great pictures, and move on! You don't want your guests waiting for you for 2 hours, while your getting photographed anyways. You want to take pictures, eat and party. Let your guests take pictures for you through your wedding app! Have everyone at your wedding download your wedding app, and get the reception pictures later from them. Easy, and cost efficient. 

Dollar Store, Dollar Store, Dollar Store:
Please don't cringe at the idea of exploring your local dollar tree. I love to go to the dollar tree every now and again to find teacher/school supplies. While I was there, I went through the home section and noticed these beautiful long cylinder vases I had just seen at Michaels for much more. At Michaels the vases were $5.00 each, and at the dollar store, only $1. What a find!!! Along with the vases I found crystal AB rocks, and at Michaels these rocks were so much more! I was in heaven! The dollar tree, will help, just go and find out for yourself. The dollar tree also has candles galore. 

Different centerpieces:
Be different, an change up your centerpieces! They don't have to be all the same. This will save you a lot, and it'll give your reception a vintage look. 

DIY your own centerpieces:
As I said already, head down to the dollar tree, and make your own centerpieces. You can find all kinds of vases, and candles. Then the day before, go to the florist with your bridesmaids, and get the cheap flowers. Buy vase lights at Michaels, for cheap, and it adds a classy touch. 

DIY your wedding program:
You can print out individual programs for free by using the Wedding Chicks pre-made programs, or you can make our own program in photoshop. If you print out individual programs, it looks nice, but if you want to save even more...make one big program. You can make a poster with your program for everyone to see when they come to ceremony. It'll save you the hassle of printing, wasting paper, and printer ink.  

DIY wedding bouquet and boutonnieres:
The reason why you found a wholesale florist is to save money on centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres. It's not hard to make bouquets and boutonnieres. You need to find inspiration on pinterest of course, but it'll save you big time!! I recently was apart of a wedding, and referred the bride to the wholesale florist I found. She bought so many flowers, including my favorite peonies, for $95!! She made, 6 bouquets, including her own with the flowers she bought for $95!!!! That's it! You could buy one bouquet for that much or make 6 for that much. It's definitely up to the bride. Buy the flowers the day before, and store them in your refrigerator. Or buy them early in the morning and keep them in water and ice.  

Hire a student to do your hair and make-up
If your on a budget this might be the option for you. Hiring a student is a great idea, because even though they're learning still...their fresh on the scene. They have drive, and are schooled on all the new styles.

Employ wedding party for cake service
One hidden cost a lot of the caters forget to tell you about, is the cake service. Employ your wedding party to help with this task. Serving cake doesn't take long, and it'll save you a few hundred. 

Beer, Wine, and Champagne
Everyone forgets about the good ol'beer, wine and champagne. After all, the most common drinks to buy are beer and wine. By adding beer and wine to the mix it'll eliminate the cost of fancy cocktails. Its cheap, easy and cost efficient. 

Candles!
Candles make all the difference! They add sparkle and elegance to your table, and centerpiece. Like I said earlier, candles are cheap, and they can be found at the dollar store! If your venue only allows electronic candles, buy them wholesale, but you can't add as much. 

DIY party favors
Don't be afraid to make your own party favors! I love looking at Oriental Trading for ideas. Mason Jars are very affordable and cute to add candy, and what not. There are several websites out there that sell little jars, boxes, etc. at wholesale prices. You can always go to the dollar tree and get your favors there. Also if you want to save more, make one party favor for each couple. There's no reason why both boyfriend and girlfriend need the same party favor. Both favors are just going to be wasted anyways. 
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Elegant Wedding Favors

DIY Photo booth
I really, really want a photo booth at my wedding, but just to rent a photo booth for a few hours is in the thousands. I'm not willing to part with the thousands but I can part with a few hundred. The first option, and is the most expensive is the Zink hAppy Smart App printer. One of these printers will set you back $199, but you can set it up for your friends to take pictures through a cell phone, and print out 2 pictures, one for the guest and one for you and your memory book. The next option is doing a Polaroid Instant camera booth! The cartridges are available on Amazon, and it's cheap. Lastly, I like Fuji Instax, because the camera is cheap depending on what model you get. The one I saw, and loved was $60. The cartridges are also cheap, and you can find them on Amazon. The Instax works similarly to the Polaroid. Print out free props and have your guests take pictures!


Negotiate Kids Meals
Let's face it, no matter how much the parents of the kids try an convince you their kids aren't picky, they are. Kids want burgers, fries, chicken nuggets, etc. They don't want, or will appreciate a fancy meal. This is where you can really negotiate with your cater to make the kids meals cheap. 

Bring to-go boxes
I don't like food to go to waste. I would hate to buy so much food for my wedding, and waste money. Buy cheap to-go boxes, and have your guest pack up any food they want to take with them. You need to have your maid of honor box up your top cake layer for your year anniversary anyways. Box up another slice or two for you and your groom to eat later. To-go boxes are a great idea! 

Luckily for you, I have a few blog posts to help you through the planning process! I hope this post, and others help you! Thank you for reading, and I always LOVE hearing from my fellow brides, and readers. It makes my day, so don't forget to drop me a line or two :)
1. How to make your own Wedding Planner





2. Wedding Timeline/Checklist











3. Wedding Gift...How to make your bridesmaids a planner...for your wedding :D





4. How to make your own save the dates







5. How to make "Will you be my bridesmaid?" Cards





6. Wedding songs. 







7. How to make a Wedding Monogram in Microsoft Word





8. How to Hand Stamp Silver: Wedding Gift for the Bridesmaids




9. 10 Things Every Bride Needs to Know




To get this checklist click on the Budget Bride Wedding Checklist, or click here


I also have a new and improved wedding checklist for those of you who aren't on a budget, which is below. Click here to get the wedding planning checklist


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe

I wanted to drop a few quick lines about Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Shampoo and Conditioner. I absolutely love getting Influenster VoxBoxes. This time around I received the Surfs Up VoxBox, and in it was the Beach Babe shampoo and conditioner. I was a little skeptical at first, and I didn't really enjoy the smell of the shampoo, and conditioner. The smell isn't all that bad, it's kind of smells like coconut cinnamon cookies. Once you get past the smell (which isn't that bad anyways) and try it out on your hair, you'll be a believer! I have long, thick hair, and at times it gets really dry.  I immediately noticed a difference in my hair once I dried it and styled it. My hair was so soft, and shiny. It felt like I just went to the salon and got my hair done. The shampoo and conditioner helped out my dry hair. Since it's summer, hair starts to dry out, no matter how much serum or silk protein I used, nothing was working. Until I tried Not Your Mother's Beach Babe shampoo and conditioner. This is not just for a post, it's for real! I  love this shampoo!  Below is my before and after picture, just in case you don't believe me.
As a side note, when I first tried out the shampoo, it felt weird, like i was putting water in my hair. It doesn't have the same texture as a regular store bought shampoo. Don't let that freak you out, it does clean your hair like your everyday shampoo. Also this shampoo can be used daily but why would you use ti daily if it continues to work for the next 2 washes after the first use. I really recommend this shampoo and conditioner, especially if you have dry hair. 

**I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.**
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