Fabfitfun Summer 2015

Fabfitfun Summer 2015

You all know how much I love my Fabfitfun subscription boxes. This one proved to be just as awesome!! A rose gold necklace worth $100! An adorable portable bluetooth speaker for jamming out to your favorite summer tunes and Tarte lipgloss just to name a few products! The total value of the entire box came to $275.79 and that didn’t even include the bonus full size bottle of lotion. Fabfitfun costs $49.99 a season but the box is guaranteed to always contain $200+ worth of products.

If you want to see this summer’s box click the link below. If you want to order your own subscription and save $10 off you first box use my referral code below!

and use coupon code FFF10 to save $10 off your first box!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!!

Fabfitfun Box Review

Fabfitfun Spring

Hi everyone!  I tried something new for my Spring Fabfitfun box review this time. Please check out my video and let me know what you think. This box was pretty awesome as usual so come and see all the great products they tossed in.

Click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZS41C9v0Bc#action=share

Also if you want to order your own box just click here: http://vip.fff.me/8Ccct and use code SPRINGME to save $10 off your first box!

The Make-Up Product Every Tired Mom Needs

The Make-Up Product Every Tired Mom Needs

If you follow this blog you know that like a lot of moms I am super busy and often exhausted. I have two boys that wear me out, a full time job, a house to run, my children’s sports and music activities, as well as all that lovely cooking and laundry that needs to be done over and over.

So I am always looking for the next great product that will just blow my socks off and leave me asking the question, “How did I ever live without this before?” In previous posts I have talked about my extreme love affair with 5 Hour Energy, my PAK from http://thepakstore.com/ , and even the hanging Monday-Sunday Closet Organizers that hang in my boys’ closets which makes putting together a week’s worth of outfits a snap. If it is convenient, time saving, or just amazing, I want to know about it!

Well, this weekend my husband told me to go out and have some girl time. Living with three guys I don’t always get girl time so I decided to jump at the offer.  In a flash I was driving to the mall with the windows down, the radio blasting and no destination or purpose in mind other than walking around and sipping on something pumpkin spice (yes I am one of those people).

Walking past Sephora I remembered a Youtube video on this great blush from Smashbox and I thought I would check it out. I found it right away but decided to walk around the store and look at all the pretty things.  Suddenly there it was!  (Insert a dramatic dun…dun…DUN!)  It was a thing of beauty.  It was a marvel of cosmetic genius.  It was a freaking bargain and a half!!!  It was the new and limited time only Master Class Palette III – Color & Contour by Smashbox.

Master Class Pallete III by SmashboxInside there are 32 of the most gorgeous eye shadow colors to create any combination you can think of.  Day time neutrals?  Done.  Evening smoky eye?  Check.  Date night come and get me big boy?  You betcha’!  Halloween clown face? I don’t know why you would want to but I am sure you could pull it off with this.  Then there are three contour colors for creating that glorious bronzed and highlighted look as well as three perfect blushes, a pale pink, a rosy pink, and a glowing peach.

Plus, here is the best part!! This kit actually comes with cheat sheets!  I’ll be brutally honest, I have been afraid of using contour colors in the past.  It just seemed too complicated and I was certain that I just wouldn’t have the time in the morning before work to be bothered with it.

Well, I was wrong. I did a practice run on the weekend and was shocked by just how easy it was.  It’s just like putting on blush, only now you are doing a quick swipe of three tones that soften jaw bones, give you fabulous chiseled cheeks, a hint of color, and highlights the good spots.  I can apply and blend all three in less than 60 seconds. Add a rosy tint to the apples of your cheeks and you almost look like you have been photo shopped in real life.

Plus, as I said, this palette is a super bargain. It contains $300 worth of make-up inside but only costs $65.  I know!  Amazing, right?  I love it so much that I am seriously contemplating buying a second one and putting it away for the future.

What I also love about it is that it is completely self contained. We are going up north this weekend and packing my make-up is going to be a breeze.  I’ll take my new palette, a lipstick or two, mascara, eyeliner, and I am good to go.  No more little pots of eye shadows, separate compacts of blush, bronzer, and powders.

As always, if you have discovered the holy grail of mommy products please share below. I won’t hesitate to check them out and then share a review here.

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Scrunchie Lovers Unite!

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I understand the cycle that is fashion.  I love fashion though happily admit that I am not a slave to it.  Since I don’t have a bank account as big as Jessica Simpson’s or that of Taylor Swift, I try to buy lots of timeless basics and then pick up a trendy piece here and there.

Usually when something becomes popular there is a four step process to its lifespan:

  • Part 1-It is the height of fashion and everyone is rocking the look.
  • Part 2-It is on the decline but a few die hard lovers are holding out and still wearing it.
  • Part 3-Now wearing this item has become something to ridicule and those unfortunate people who refuse to give it up are the butt of bad jokes.
  • Part 4-What’s old is new again, just reinvented with a new twist.

A perfect example of this 4 Part Lifespan would be bell bottom jeans.

  • Early 70’s:  Hey, cool jeans.
  • Late 70’s:    Are you still wearing those?
  • Any time in the 80’s:  Like, gag me with a spoon!  Who is the moron wearing bell bottoms?

Then came the year 2000, and moms everywhere were throwing away their mom jeans after being humiliated on Saturday Night Live.  But what were they to replace them with.  After all, they were moms and “tapered leg” jeans did not flatter most moms.

And then it happened!  Someone somewhere in the world realized that curvy women looked really freaking awesome in curvy jeans, and suddenly bell bottoms were reborn as The Boot Cut Jean.

I personally love my boot cut jeans, even though they are now on Part 2 of the fashion lifespan.  I am still carrying some baby weight and I’m not ready to give them up just yet.  Okay, so the baby is five years old, what’s your point! hillary2

But, this post is about scrunchies, and my deep love for scrunchies.  They were really popular in the 80’s and 90’s, but like bell bottoms they eventually reached Part 3 Joke Level.  Hilary Clinton wore a scrunchie and it literally made the front page of most national news agencies.  Oh the horror!  Oh the humanity!  What the hell was she thinking?  How could she have committed such a fashion faux pas?


But it is time for the scrunchie to be reborn.  I love my scrunchies.  I never wear them out of the house for fear of committing the same faux pas that Hilary made in public, but secretly, in the privacy of my own home…I rock my scrunchie.

Back in the day I had them in every color.  They were my go to hair item.  It was easy to match whatever color outfit I was wearing.  I had extra large fluffy black and white silky ones for dressing up (Hey, stop laughing.  Yes there used to be dressy scrunchies damn it!  And they were cool.  And bitch they looked fabulous!!) .

On a hot day there was nothing more practical than a scrunchie.  Having a bad hair day, throw it up in a scrunchie.  Up all night with a screaming infant and hadn’t washed your hair in three days, scrunchie to the rescue.

Scrunchies were versatile.  You could wear a high ponytail, a low ponytail, a side ponytail, or use it to tie your hair up in a top knot.  The best part of scrunchies was that they were gentle to you hair!  Rubber bands and hair bands all put that not so lovely kink in your hair, which means if you are out in public you can’t take your hair down.  Scrunchies, however, were too soft to kink up your hair.  And then when it was time to let your hair down your fluffy scrunchie went around your wrist and became an instant bracelet.

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Women everywhere, I am asking you to go to your bathroom today, right now, this very minute, and dig out that old scrunchie.  Don’t act like you don’t have one hiding in your bathroom.  You know you do.  If nothing else you use it each night to pull your hair back so you can wash off your make-up.  Go get it and wear it with pride.  Head straight to the mall and show the world your scrunchie love!

Share the love down below in the comments.  What fashion trend are you waiting for anxiously to be reborn?

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