Friday, April 18, 2014

Pretty Little Beauty Swap {Link up}

It's time again for our Pretty Little Beauty Swap Link Up!!!

Wow where has this round gone? I am so excited to see what all of you received this round! It has been amazing reading your posts in the past and I can say that I am so excited to read them this round. I have met so many lovely ladies through this experience and I am so excited to have meet more in the future. I sincerely hope that all of you had as great of an experience as I have.  

Posting a reveal on your blog is mandatory for this swap. If you are not quite finished working on your post then don't sweat it, there will be a few days that this link up will be open. Due to posting a reveal post on your blog and linking it up is a requirement, if you don't do post this it could prevent you from participating in future swaps.   I hope you enjoyed getting to know your partners and discovering new Beauty products to try out! 

Meet Taylor:
Tattered to Taylored

I was paired with the lovely Taylor from Tattered to Taylored! She is someone that I admire and wish I could experience the life she lives. She has chosen to move to different big cities during her twenties and honestly I wish I had that ability. Who am I kidding if I had a job and place to say I would head to Texas in a heartbeat. She is a free spirit that loves her beauty products and is quite crafty! She is the sweetest and I am so excited that we were paired together this round. I hope to one day have the opportunity to meet her. Make sure that you all head over and check out her blog

Now on to see what I received!

As you can see this lady loves her pastels and brights! The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Unapologetic is freaking gorgeous! I have a few of these already but I can say that I am never disappointed with the performance of these! I love this color and it will look amazing during summer, being that it is so bright! I also loved the blush and guess she did too because we swapped the same one! I am not one for nail polish but the color of this lilac polish is gorgeous! I am so excited to wear it for spring! Taylor also sent me this pack of straws which I love, especially since I live too far from Target to run and get some when I am out. 
I will say my favorite thing about the entire box was the personalized notes on each item. She found the most genius quotes to associated with each item. I was honestly so excited that I actually read those before paying any attention to the products! I will be saving these quotes for sure!

I loved everything that Taylor sent me this round. I am so excited for the next round! So I would like to sincerely thank Taylor for sending me all of these wonderful things! 

Again make sure you head over and check Taylor out!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Supporting our Military!

Supporting our Military is something that I feel needs to be on the top of everyone's list. I have had the pleasure of working with many Veterans within the past year and I find that working with them to help others really warms my heart. These men and women never cease to amaze me at how diligently they work to help other members of the Armed Forces. Having past relationships that contained guys in the military, I recognize the importance of giving back to these men and women. Regardless of how you are able to give back I think it is crucial to do so!  American-made products that give back to veterans I feel is an amazing effort of support. Pairing this effort with my love of exquisite wine makes for an incredible combination.
 CK Mondavi is the only American-made/grown wine in the supermarket that you can buy for less than $10. For those that are budget conscience, but are still looking for great products, this is great. I find that when it comes to supporting our Military I am willing to buy more of those products to support the cause. It is interesting that CK Mondavi is run by the legendary Napa Valley wine icon, Peter Mondavi Sr., a World War II veteran. The fact that CK Mondavi was established in the 1940s and remains a family-owned business that has thrived for four generations to produce fine wines speaks volumes about this company.

Are worried that you can't get a bottle of CK Mondavi? Don't worry, if fact CK Mondavi wine  is sold nationwide in every US state! As far as what this company gives back is based on a percentage of each bottle sold between May-August, up to $50,000 is donated to Intrepid Fallen Heroes. The Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund (IFHF) is an organization that supports both the men and women of the Armed forces, and also their families

The IFHF is funded entirely from public donations and they serve U.S. military personnel wounded or killed in service to our nation and their families. For more information on this organization visit their website!

    Please comment below to share your own story about supporting veterans and/or American-made products. I will select ONE reader to be entered into CK Mondavi’s grand prize drawing by May 15. The grand prize is a $500 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in the winner’s name!

    I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Not a fan for sure.

    There are some products that people hype up in the beauty world that lead us to head out an buy it. I will admit that for the most part I am pleased with them. However, there are instances like this one where I truly dislike a product. I will admit that I am very picky when it comes to my mascara. After hearing the Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara was loved by so many beauty vloggers I decided to pick it up. 
    I used it the very same day and felt disappointed. After continuous use, my opinion of this product did not change. I think it just makes my lashes clump up into an unrecognizable mess. Some of you may like this mascara, but I think it's a waste of money for me. I rarely find products that I just truly dislike, but this is one that I regret purchasing. The reason behind my dislike of this mascara I believe is directly related to the applicator. Due to this design mascara is not able to be equally distributed through the lashes so it clumps up in certain spots. The positive about this is that it only costs me around $2.99 which is not much money wasted. 

    Mascara is personal to me, in the sense that personal taste plays into loving a mascara. So please keep in mind that just because I am not a fan of this, does not mean that you won't love it. Unfortunately, I will not be repurchasing this one.

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    Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts?