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Monthly Special :: February

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Dive into this delicious special for February! This one hour treatment includes a yummy strawberry facial mask and also features a chocolate peppermint hand scrub to slough off dry skin.  The hands are then heated with warm hand mitts to soothe and hydrate cracked hands. Quantities are limited so be sure to book fast!

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Giveaway :: Revlon All-in-One Mascara

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Hey Y’all!

February is all about feeling the love this month and what better way to feel the love than with a FREE GIVEAWAY??

I recently purchased the Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara and I am loving it!  One of the main reasons I love it so much is because you honestly ONLY need 1-2 coats.  I am not kidding friends.  Now that I’m a Mom I’ve cut my morning routine in half and it all comes down to quality, not quantity.  I need products that WORK and don’t take extra time to blend in, buff, or mess with.  This mascara lets me get away with only a couple swipes and I am good to go! It is instant length and volume in about 3 seconds with this bad boy, no joke!

So I wanted to spread the love and give away a free bottle.

All you have to do is comment below and name your all-time favorite mascara.

One winner will be announced Tuesday morning at 9AM.  Good luck and I can’t wait to read your entries!!

Contest Rules : Only one entry per person.  Winner will be chosen by random.org.  Submit your entry in the comment box below.  Open to U.S. residents only.

 

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2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

The only thing that I love more than makeup, is love…and maybe Valentine’s day.  The pink, the red, it’s a combination that’s only displayed once a year and it’s the only time you get both love letters AND chocolate.  Ahhhhh!

So I’ve put together an amazing 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.  This ah-dorable list has a little something for everyone and every item on this list falls under $40 so that we can all feel the love this year!

1.) “Hello Gorgeous” Jewelry Tray $12.95  

I love this jewelry tray for not only jewelry but for lipsticks and lip glosses as well.  It’s a piece that would look beautiful sitting out on your vanity or on your nightstand table by your bed. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to wake up to “HELLO GORGEOUS” every morning?

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2.) Lilly Pulitzer Headband $18

Does this gift really need a caption? My only problem is that I can’t decide which one is cuter. These headbands are fun and flirty and are even great just to wear around the house because it makes you feel a little more “frou frou.” And we all need more frou frou in our lives, don’t we??

 3.) Kate Spade Floral Tumbler $18

I don’t know what it is but I just LOVE cute water bottles and tumblers.  I think it’s one of my love languages.  I would drink water like a camel if I had this in my hand all day! It just doesn’t get any prettier than this cup…

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4.) Gilded Arrow Bangle $39 

You need this bangle because #1, every time I wear it I get compliments, #2 it matches everything, whether you want to dress up or dress down and #3 it’s great to wear with other bracelets, or just with your watch. This is also a perfect gift to give your girlfriend if she just got engaged!

*Also please make sure you are shopping under Leslie Dohrn as your personal stylist.  She just so happens to be my wonderful sister that introduced me to Stella & Dot! And, if you want your order here by V-Day, be sure to order by 2/8 to receive it in time!

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5.) ColourPop “Frida” Satin Lipstick 

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You guys, THIS color is perfection!! I’m always telling my friends and clients that everyone needs a perfect pink…one that doesn’t fall to brown nor too frosty on the skin.  A color that you can throw on (without a mirror) and you know it will look good no matter what…This lipstick does just that! And the fact that it’s only $5 bucks knocks my socks off!!

It’s also a satin finish which makes it great for date night and doesn’t require you to carry around gloss with it.

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*ColourPop does have a coordinating lip pencil to match each lipstick shade so be sure to order one of those too!  Here is the link for that…


Here’s to wishing you a happy and lovely 2016 Valentine’s Day!

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Spa Inspired Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas :: Part Two

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So it’s day 2 of Spa Inspired Valentine’s Gifts and I am so excited to reveal adorable gifts and ideas for the tween-teenaged girls.  I know for all of the girls that are like me, there’s nothing that warms my heart more than makeup and lip gloss.  So let’s spread the love with these delicious products…

 

Sugar Tinted Lip Balm from Sephora $22.50

http://www.sephora.com/sugar-lip-treatment-spf-15-P57002?skuId=1448372

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These lip balms are great because they last for quite a while and the tints are perfect for the younger generation.  They also glide like butter and they smell like a sugary lemon! Yum!

 

Too Faced Chocolate Scented Bronzer from Sephora $30

http://www.sephora.com/milk-chocolate-soleil-light-medium-matte-bronzer-P309709?skuId=1511831

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Yes girls, this actually smells like chocolate.  It’s legit.  And I shouldn’t have to say anything else to convince you to buy this.

 

Benefit Sugarlicious Lip and Cheek Kit from Sephora $28

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http://www.sephora.com/milk-chocolate-soleil-light-medium-matte-bronzer-P309709?skuId=1511831

This kit is such a good deal for several reasons.  The High Beam is one of Sephora’s greatest selling products and for good reason, it’s a glamorous highlighter that adds the perfect amount of shimmer anywhere on the face.  The bronzer/blush color is so, so gorgeous.  It gives such a beautiful glow that is hard to beat, along with the lip gloss that is such a great universal color. The Benetint is also a popular selling item and smells like roses!

 

Bonding over Beauty: A Mother-Daughter Beauty Guide to Foster Self-esteem, Confidence, and Trust 

Amazon $12.50

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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bonding+over+beauty

I thought this booked looked SO adorable.  If I could write a book on beauty and have a cover designed for it, it would look like this.

Book Description-

Makeup, skin care, shaving, hair color, periods–the tween years are full of landmines for moms. As the mom of a tween girl, you know what’s coming: puberty. As your daughter enters the teen years and exerts her independence, will you suddenly seem out of touch? Will she turn to her friends for advice before coming to you?

The tween years present a golden opportunity for you to start a dialogue and gain your daughter’s confidence–to talk to her about the things she cares about and show her they are equally important to you too. How you deal with the sticky ”grown-up” issues early on will determine the nature of your relationship with your daughter for years to come.

With Bonding over Beauty, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to create bonds that will last a lifetime.

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And at last! I leave you with the oh-so-yummy www.lemon-sugar.com recipe for:

Red Velvet Truffle Brownies!!!

http://lemon-sugar.com/2013/11/red-velvet-truffle-brownies.html/

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Spa Inspired Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas! :: Part One

 

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Man oh Man oh Man. Ohhhh how I love Valentine’s Day!!  What other day of the year is completely covered in all shades of red and pink and candy and sweet messages??

Valentine’s Day is something that was always celebrated in my house growing up especially since my Mom always made it a point to give my sister and I pretty, made-up packages filled with goodies inside. Imagine an Easter basket, but all red and pink.  She also braided my hair into a heart up until my senior year of high school (yes I am on a mission to find pictures.) My mother is notoriously fabulous and feminine and she has created a mini-monster in me because of it.

So today’s post will hopefully serve women of all ages, professions, and relationships.  I’ve included actual gifts along with DIY gift ideas.  I love the idea of gifts for any woman in your life including- girlfriends, kid’s teachers, sisters, moms, aunts, or grandmas.  It may be no surprise that I will also be giving my sweet young nephews V-day gifts this year as well.

The post was intended to be posted early in accommodation to you to allow for enough time to order online. I’ve also included a delectable treat for each 3 day post from the perfectly awesome and mouth-drooling website www.lemon-sugar.com. Erin’s website very easily substitutes Cupid for Valentine’s Day as her recipes fill every void in your life you could ever have.  Surprise! Erin baked our wedding cupcakes and people STILL talk about those cupcakes!!

So let’s begin!

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Natural + Nontoxic Nail Polish from PiggyPaint.com

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http://www.piggypaint.com/shop/nail-polish/

I love this polish because it’s fragrance free (as in free from smelling like a chemical bomb) and it’s nonflammable and water-based.  According to their website:

“It is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone… and made in the USA!”

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Bonus Alert: They have a Fancy Nancy line!! Here is the link-

http://www.piggypaint.com/shop/fancy-nancy/

 

Nontoxic “Play Makeup” from Luna Organics

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Adorable website that carries a huge variety of “healthy” makeup for kids that doesn’t include the common toxic chemicals that are ever so often found in other brands.  They also have a tween line!

http://www.lunaorganics.com/products/index.aspx

 

Create a Giant-Sized Valentine’s Card for Your Little Cupcake…

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This card was actually found from a birthday party invite found on Pinterest, link below.  But this is easily adaptable for a fun (but different) card idea!

http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/2012/04/absolutely-fab-ulous-manicure-birthday.html

And maybeee you could put in this homemade DIY mailbox? Just a thought…blame my mother for my need to go overboard…

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Link to mailbox tutorial-

http://heydayliving.blogspot.com/2011/02/sending-all-my-love.html

 

And end with a fun craft to do with your Sidekick…

http://www.discountqueens.com/52-weeks-pinterest-week-14-kids-canvas-art/

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Lastly, I’ve selected Lemon Sugar’s Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe as a great option to bake with your Little Loved Ones.  I love this recipe because it’s fairly easy, has ingredients you probably already have, and you can pick out cute little cupcake liners at the store with your kids. Link is below the picture, enjoy!

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http://lemon-sugar.com/2012/02/chocolate-chip-love-muffins.html/

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post as we’ll go over gifts for your tween-teenaged range girls!