Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
We recently heard about this online program called My Well-Being. I have been feeling the need to get more in shape and getting my family eating more nutritiously. Well-being for me is more than just exercise...or nutrition. It is also being in a good place with your loved ones, being on track with your finances, quality family time and an overall healthy lifestyle.
By browsing around their site, I found so many different tools and tips and ideas for achieving MY well-being.
I am just beginning to grasp all the benefits from My Well-Being. Sign up today as well and spend some time browsing around to see what YOU can gain from this! How much closer are you to gaining your own personal well-being. Let's do this together! =)
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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Friday, August 10, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
This year I will have 3 kiddos in school. 2 boys and 1 girl. Each with their own unique personality and style. First item of business for us is shoes. But I really don't feel like driving all over town to find shoes for them all. Luckily for us, we have a Famous Footwear a few minutes away and it offers such a huge variety of styles. From casual, athletic, dressy and girlie. I usually shop there for myself already so I am familiar with the store and all they offer.
And anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to find a good deal. That should be pretty easy to do at Famous Footwear with their back-to-school promotion going on now in-store between 8/2-8/18. Just print off this coupon to receive 15% off + BOGO (But One, Get One Half Off).BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon This deal will definitely make my back-to-school shopping a TON easier on the budget!
Plus if you are already a member of their FREE Rewards Program (don't worry, you can sign up now to qualify for the extra perks, ie: earn $1 for every dollar spent, accumulate points to earn certificates up to $100 a year, and other special insides and perks) you will receive 20% off + the BOGO offer. Wow...I am all about taking advantage of that because I will be needing a few pairs of shoes for these rambuctious kiddos! I am thinking a pair of athletic shoes, casual shoes and then nicer dress shoes. Yikes, that can add up when you multiply it by 3!! Thank goodness for this great special they are running!
Does anyone have any back to school shoe shopping tips with youngsters?? How do you get the most bang for your buck? How many pairs of shoes do you buy each kid? How long do they usually last on average? I would love to hear if you do!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Do you feel like your make-up routine is stuck in a rut?
I know for me I don't deviate from my normal routine. I stick with what I know. And when it comes to RISKS with make-up...forget about it. I am not one to make a bold statement when it comes to make-up.
But this year I have been making some changes. Maybe it has something to do with turning 30. I felt it was time to really become the best me. So I have been making small changes throughout the year trying to better myself in many different aspects of my life.
Revlon offers 4 different make-up challenges. We decided that we might as well GO BIG OR GO HOME, so we decided to try all four challenges.
The 4 Revlon challenges include:Revlon Expression Experiment
---Red Lipstick Challenge
---Perfect Canvas Challenge
---Bright Eyes Challenge
---Daring Nail Challenge
RED LIPSTICK CHALLENGE:lipstick
Now I think it is safe to say that most of us struggle with this challenge. Being a blond has made me steer clear of red lipstick my whole life. For some reason I just felt that only brunettes could pull off red lipstick. And if I am being really honest with myself and you, I don't really wear lipstick period. Occasionally I will put some on but it is a nice neutral color that looks like I am not wearing any (kind of defeats the purpose of lipstick right;)
Well Liesl and I just giggled when we put it on. We used Revlons 740 Certainly Red. It is definitely a shock when you first put it on. But the longer we had it on, the more we grew to like it. One thing I liked especially about it was it didn't get on our teeth like I expected. In fact I never got red on my teeth.
For some reason just wearing red lipstick made us feel sassier:)
PERFECT CANVAS CHALLENGE
We just loved the name of this challege. Who doesn't want their face to be a perfect canvas? We used Revlons Photoready Perfecting Primer on our face and Eye Primer+Brightner on our eyes. Just like with painting, primer makes things look smoother and cleaner. The same goes for make-up. I don't wear foundation every day but I do wear it a few times a week. But I can't believe what a difference the primer made to our faces. Our skin actually looked 'perfect'. In fact as we were taking pictures of ourselves we couldn't get over how great our skin looked. In fact our skin looked like it had been photoshopped:)makeup primer
eye shadowBRIGHT EYES CHALLENGE
Growing up I always hated my brown eyes. I was the only kid out of 9 who got those pesky brown eyes. Most of my siblings got the beautiful blue eyes. And I thought you could only be beautiful if you had blond hair and blue eyes. Blond hair and brown eyes just wasn't as pretty to me. Thankfully my mother kept reminding me that being a blond with brown eyes was unique. Eventually I grew to love my brown eyes and I usually base all my makeup decisions off of those brown eyes. So neutrals are my thing, especially when it comes to my eye shadow. But going along with the challenge I decided to use Revlons 540 Inspired eye shadow while Liesl used 530 Seductive eye shadow. The great thing about the eye shadows in the back where they show you where to put each color on your eyelid. If your like me you never know where to put each color and I can never achieve that cute 'smokey eye' look. But with the great chart we were both able to achieve the right look.
DARING NAIL CHALLENGE
The last challenge was really fun for us. I have noticed lots of fun colors on nails. We both chose to use Revlons 180 INDIGO NIGHT. The minute I put it on I fell in love. It was the most beautiful blue I have ever seen. And seeing it next to my turquoise shirt and Liesl's turquoise necklace made it even cuter. Even my little 1 year old wanted in on the action and got her little toes painted too. And we combined our nail polish with Revlons Longwear Nail Enamel base coat first and finished it off with the top coat finish. Adding the base and top coat made the polish last so much longer. I was worried that wearing dark polish would be a hassel to keep up but so far after 1 week it still looks great. nail polish
Its time girls to be RISK TAKERS. Be BOLD and make a STATEMENT. We would love to see pictures from your challenges, especially the red lips:)