Last Minute DIY Charcoal Facial Soap

If you’re reading this, you’re interested in a fun, last minute DIY gift – and this charcoal facial soap is your saving grace – not only for checking everyone off your list, but for your complexion too! I know, I know, it has “coal” in the title, but this is not the type of coal that will get a frown. No one is getting coal in their stocking, but they may be getting the best face bar and be extra surprised to find out YOU MADE IT. My two year old son helped, so I guarantee you can handle the easy 3 steps – melt, mix, pour. 4 if you count the packaging step.Read More

Teeth whitening at home + GIVEAWAY with smile brilliant

Smile Brilliant is making it incredibly easy for busy people to get their smile back to perfection with teeth whitening at home. Being a mom of young kids, it’s hard to keep up with all the things I used to do pre-kids, such as whitening my teeth. A professional procedure can be $500+ and can take multiple visits to a dentist. I am so happy I was able to try Smile Brilliant because it’s a complete kit I can use in the comfort of my own home, after my kids are in bed or when they are at school. My results are below – you can see my whiter smile with no yellow stains! Keep reading for a giveaway towards one kit!
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Hair Extensions with Irresistible Me

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Let me preface this post by saying I am not a hair magician. I usually run out of the house without so much as a comb through (due to extenuating circumstances, read: children). I love what Irresistible Me extensions do for my hair. They add body and length when I want it. I can use a few sets or all of them, depending on the look I want to achieve. The best part is, I can put them in myself in as little as a few minutes.Read More

Champagne Nails

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So I had one hour to myself last night. ONE HOUR. Instead of wallowing in nail pity – when you look down at your hands and think “I’m so sorry guys, you look terrible and it’s all my fault” – I decided to do something about it. I had just enough time to do this speedy and fabulous manicure, making my nails party ready. To create champagne nails all you need is your favorite go-to pink shade and some glittery polish for the tips. I used Zoya “Sari” and Ciate “Antique Brooch” but I found the exact same glitter polish in the stash I have for my daughter called “Gilded Rose” by Maybelline (available at Target). THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET PRETTY NAILS LADIES!

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This manicure is super easy and basically mistake prove since the glitter is pretty forgiving. Start by doing 2 coats of the pink shade. A lighter pink works best, especially one a little translucent. Mistakes show up less with a light shade and if you are anything like me you need an “easy” color to apply. Once dry, add glitter to the tips by brushing slowly across entire top of nail and come down a little further at edges. Add a clear top coat if desired. Voila! Your nails will look like little glasses of champagne.

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This polish will be good for a week at least. The glitter hides any chips in the tips, and you can go over tips as needed to add more sparkle. And P.S. how cute is my new heart ring? It was a last minute Christmas present I bought for myself from Irina Victoria Jewelry. I absolutely love the delicate (yet budget friendly) pieces. Cheers and Happy New Year everyone! XO