Part 4, Natural Skincare Series:)

Good morning everyone, we made it through half the week already! Can you tell I’m excited for the weekend:) Today is part 4 of my natural personal skincare series and we are talking about night time nourishment for our skin while we sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to achieve healthy and glowing skin. As we start to age it’s good to give our skin a natural boost to help with the process our bodies go through while we sleep.

I am enjoying this TimeWise repair night treatment with retinol and this mask.

Both of these products are paraben, phthalate and fragrance free except the Burt’s Bees mask contains natural fragrance which I love. A lot of manufacturers will try to slip things in your products under the term fragrance so it is very important to read the labels and make sure it says natural fragrance such as lavender, citral or limonene. Both the night cream and mask are also ethylene brassylate free. The Burt’s Bees overnight mask is 99% all natural, with only a touch of sodium benzoate, yay!

They are both very affordable and get great reviews. Retinol A is great for our skin to help with the aging process but sun exposure should be limited when using it so it’s the perfect compliment for our face as we sleep. It’s the purest form of vitamin A and Mary Kay has formulated the perfect amount in this night time treatment cream so that our bodies absorb it slowly for maximum benefits. The Burt’s Bees mask may be used when needed. I use it once a week but it’s completely safe to use as much as you wish and it’s great for hands too. Dry hands also make us look older so it’s important to keep them moisturized. It also contains avocado oil & prebiotics.

Both the Mary Kay Naturally skincare line along with this TimeWise repair night treatment with retinol and these Burt’s Bees products are a fraction of the cost of other natural cosmetics such as Beautycounter or Rodan + Fields. There is no minimum order ever or monthly subscription service fees. You can purchase it based on your needs, which I love, so it fits in my budget and I still get the benefits of safe natural products inside and out, wrinkles be gone ha ha. If you’re interested in viewing this short video, I’d love to have you join me as I share how I use these products.

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It Rains, It Pours

Good morning, what a weekend!! I had a fun family adventure picking up our new puppy, a chocolate lab whom we’ve named Rocky. And, the weather has turned to freezing temps almost overnight it seems. I am definitely not used to this type of weather this early in September. I told my husband if I must get a whole new wardrobe to help me adjust then I must ha ha!! I do what I’ve got to do:) Is anyone else experiencing cooler than expected temps this time of year??

I pulled out my raincoat yesterday and my cute rain boots as we were braving the weather to go grocery shopping. To my dismay, the internet was not cooperating and my beloved Wal-mart e cart would not load, so trekking through the rain we went. I love having a cute raincoat with a hood. This exact one is sold out but I love these from J Crew. There is a lot of pretty colors, and a cinched waist to keep us from looking frumpy, yes please:) It’s available in sizes xxs through 3x. Made of a fabric that’s machine washable is a plus and J Crew has 30% off right now using code MONDAY.

Having a raincoat that’s long enough to cover your backside so you can wear it with leggings, skinny jeans and your bulkier sweaters is a great option. I also love these raincoats from Macy’s. The first one is from London Fog and the second is Ralph Lauren. The Jackie O vibe they give off is what drew me to them. The cheetah hood on this Via Spiga is a great way to add animal print this season without going overboard. If you’re looking to incorporate this trend then I think this is a great option. Macy’s is giving 15% off right now with code DEALS.

One more raincoat option I wanted to mention is from Amazon. It is the brand Fisoul. It comes in a lot of great color options and isn’t that striped lining so cute. The detachable hood is convenient and also has the cute striping on it. It’s also a very affordable option. All of these raincoats come with many great reviews and were listed in the Today Show’s top ten coats.

Of course, with raincoats comes rain boots and umbrellas so you can have fun playing with your new puppy while starting to potty train. These matte Chelsea rain boots from J Crew are cute and get good reviews for comfort. They also come in a pretty green and are included in the 30% off sale with code MONDAY. I also like these Sam Edelman Tinsley rain boots. They are super cute and have a padded foot bed. In the $50 price range with many color options and free shipping they are a perfect option.

If you’re looking for a taller option like I’m styling here, I really like these UGG Shaye rain boots. They come in four different color options and I love them all.

Last but definitely not least, umbrellas are a must. My daughter and I picked this up at Wal-mart and I’m so glad she insisted we get it. It was during the end of summer and we had some thunderstorms so she was wanting one, but I was thinking on it and so happy with my decision to purchase it. Boy, have I definitely used it a lot now only a few months later.

Shopping online last night I found this totes umbrella with the colored dots that I thought was so cute and perfect to match many outfit choices. It also comes in clear. I love bubble umbrellas to keep my hair looking perfect and they help block the wind in my opinion. If you’re looking for just one of the cutest umbrellas ever then Kate Spade is always a fun option. I also love this one from her.

To keep things simple as I would be moving around a lot, I wore a simple bar longer necklace and my pearl earrings. And I’m loving my new Mary Kay True Dimensions chocolate lipstick with Mary Kay red lip liner for these dreary days:)

I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to help you enjoy this rainy weather that is sure to come if it hasn’t hit where you live yet or if you’re like me and it’s already here then you can be confident you look cute while trying to avoid all the puddles. I used to love jumping in puddles as a kid. Oh the memories:)

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How To Dress Up Distressed Jeans for Daytime Lunch Date, Church or Afternoon with the Kids:)

Happy Monday Morning! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and are ready to see what this new week holds. I just wanted to share an outfit with you today that I would wear on a lunch date with my hubby, Wednesday night church service or running errands & different activities with the kids.

I have paired this cute plaid and black top with my distressed black skinny jeans with frayed hem. I love the color blocking on this top because it is very flattering to your waistline and has a higher neckline for bending over. The material is a rayon/spandex blend which makes it soft but a little dressier. It comes in sizes xs-xxl and I’m wearing the small for reference. You could choose which skinny pants and how much distressing is your desired amount. I chose light distressing on the knees and frayed hems.

This exact pair is no longer available but I like these and these. The Express jeans are available in sizes 00 to 18 and come in short, average, long and petite. They are also holding a buy 1 get 1 for $19.90. I love a good sale and with cooler weather it’s a great time to check out your closet inventory.

The second option come from GAP. They have no distressing throughout but have the raw/frayed hem. This makes them perfect for the times when distressing is too casual but you’d still like to be on trend. They are available in sizes 24 through 35. They also come in regular, tall & petite. The holds-you-in front pocket panels are a “Yes Please” ha ha. For size reference, I wear a 28 or 29 which is a 6 or 8 in U.S. sizing. My open toed black booties were a perfect choice to bring in the fall weather and to elongate my leg line with keeping the jeans and booties in the same color family. The inseam on my jeans also allows the smallest part of my leg to show.

I love the curved hemline of this top which makes it flattering to your hip line and keeping you covered to wear with your skinny jeans. Since I am 5’9, booties with a lower heel and shaft that are comfortable are my shoes of choice. These black open-toed booties, Koolaburra by Ugg, are super cute and comfortable with that ortholite footbed. But I must say, I also love to rock a heel despite my height:)

The blues in the plaid are very pretty. It’s also a little unexpected because most plaids come in the grays and browns. The color was a major selling point for me as well as being great for my pear shaped silhouette.

I love the dressiness of the top with the contrasting slight distressing of the jeans to give this girl the edge she loves.

If you prefer skinny jeans without the distressing then a raw/frayed hem would give you the same effect:)

I wore my pearl earrings, silver heart necklace and a white leather wrap bracelet to bring out the white in my top. My exact bracelet is sold out but I love this one and this from the Alison + Aubrey collection. They are a sweet Mom & Daughter with their own jewelry collection. They have great quality with very affordable prices I love to play up my eyes so I went with a gray and blue daytime smoky eye and nude lips applying cool girl mattewear lipstick from Sephora and Mary Kay fancy nancy lipgloss.

Nude closed toed booties would also look great with this outfit. These would be a great option when the rain comes and the color helps elongate your legs too. Or if you’re loving the wedge tennis shoe trend, these would also be a good choice. And these wedge booties are super cute too.

I hope this week brings you new fun adventures and not too many challenges. I’m trying to spend a little time each day with my family. I think it’s so easy to get caught up in all that life demands of us. So I encourage you this week to set aside some fun time even if that means reading together before bed or taking time to enjoy that piece of pie after dinner instead of immediately getting up to do the dishes. The dishes will wait but precious family time will not.

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Makeup Tips for Full & Youthful Lips

Here is a picture of my beautiful sister’s lips before we apply anything. She has a pretty shape to them naturally but they are on the smaller/thinner side.

In the after pictures you can see that her lips look fuller, moisturized and very pretty. If you also have smaller lips and would like to learn some tips and tricks to make your lips look youthful and luscious watch our video below. Have a blessed day!!

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