Sunday, May 28, 2017

My Spanx Adventure

When I was a pretty, young, pre-fashionista, I heard about Spanx. Admittedly, I found the whole idea ridiculous--I was skinny and even if I hadn't been, I assumed Spanx would be very tight and almost hurt. I dismissed the whole body shapewear thing from my life pretty quickly!

But of course now, things are much different.

I'm in my [very, very] early 30s and it's definitely more difficult for me to stay in shape. I was just randomly walking around Target and saw the Spanx display and knew that it was time to give them a go.

I got the Slim Cognito High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short Spanx in black, mainly because they were on sale, and they looked like they would be perfect to wear under my plethora of dresses.I took my brand new Spanx and wore them under a dress that probably would have been unflattering had I not made the leap to Spanx. The shorts are simply amazing!

I first wore them on Mother's Day (I brought a backup outfit just in case!), because I knew I'd be out of my house for a while and I wanted to see how long I could last in the Spanx. Well, it turned out that they were somehow, magically comfortable. I was beyond surprised. In addition to the comfort, they worked fabulously. My bod looked great; everything was tucked in and out of the way.

So, I've officially converted to being a Spanx person! I can easily see myself buying almost all of their items!

The only problem I have with the company is their Spanx for Men collection. I understand that guys can have the same body issues as women, but I'm telling you--if my husband started rockin' them, I'm pretty sure I would leave and never come back!

Check out the entire Spanx site to see all of the different options they have. They are a bit pricey, but they're very well made. You definitely get what you paid for.

Spanx it up, ladies!! I finally approve!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Everything You Need to Have Kissable Lips on Valentine's Day (or just all the time)!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to get your lips in shape for some serious smooching. And honestly, even if you're spending the day without a significant other, you can still enjoy having fresh, clean, and pretty pucker. And who wouldn't want that?!

The first product I'm recommending is patchology's Lip Renewal FlashPatch Lip Gels. The set is $15 and includes five lip patches. They're just like a face mask that's only intended to be used on lips.

I've shared on my blog before how dry and awful my skin is;--and that includes my lips. It is so hard for me to find products that don't hurt my overly sensitive, dry lips and skin. But these lip gels are amazing. Not only did I not experience any irritation, but once it was done, my lips felt incredible. And I don't think I've ever described my lips as being "incredible" before! 'm just loving it!

Once your lips are moisturized and gorgeous to the max, I highly recommend following up with Clinique's Chubby Stick Moisturing Lip Color Balm. Each hue is $17, and they really give your lips vibrant, nourishing color and are loaded with mango and shea butters so your lips feel comfortably soft and smooth. So you get the color and the moisture!

Currently, Clinique has a super cute Crayola Chubby Lip Crayon Box (Limited Edition) for $49.50. With this set, you get eight different colored Chubby Sticks in a kit that does look like a fun box of crayons. I mean, I'd rather have the cute, and gorgeous-looking Chubby Sticks than crayons. They're basically like crayons for makeup-loving gals like myself.

AND there's one more fun piece of info: Clinique currently has a gift with purchase available to anyone who spends $27 or more on Clinique products at Nordstrom. So it's definitely worth it to spend a little extra on the products, because below is what you get for free after spending $27:

The GWP containts some great products that I'm already in love with, and some new ones--it's a good mix. You also don't need a code for it; the GWP will automatically show up in your shopping bag once you've spent enough to qualify for it.  Here's what comes with the gift:

  • Deluxe samples of Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream (1 oz.)
  • Smart Custom-Repair Serum (0.34 oz.)
  • Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick in Voluptous Vanilla (0.12 oz.)
  • Blended Face Powder in Invisible Blend (0.16 oz.)
  • Pop Lip Colour in Sweet Pop
  • High Impact Mascara in Black (0.14 oz.)
  • a dot-print cosmetics bag

Not bad, right?! Take advantage of this deal while you can, and get your pretty pout ready for some h-core kissing.

Actually. now that I think of it, grab some Tic Tacs or something too. That's never a bad idea.

And there you are--all the important ingredients for the perfect Valentine's Day pucker.

Happy smooching, pretties!

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