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Refreshing Our Back to School Routine #Moms4JNJConsumer


My kids started back to school last Wednesday, but with the long Labor Day weekend, it’ll take a few weeks for us to get acclimated to an efficient schedule. There are definitely a few things we are doing to refresh and re-energize our routine, now that we all have to wake up earlier and be… [read more]

Hair Products to Control Frizz

Hair Products to Control Frizz

My hair isn’t quite straight, yet it isn’t exactly curly either. I’ve always wanted the kind of hair that I could just brush and be done with, but my hair requires styling to look good. In weather with any humidity at all, I struggle with frizz. Luckily, I’ve found some hair products over the years… [read more]

Bobbi Brown Surf and Sand Collection


Bobbi Brown always offers gorgeous seasonal collections, and this summer is no exception. The Surf and Sand Collection was just released, and it’s absolutely gorgeous for the summer. The kit includes eye shadow palettes, blush, eyeliners, lipsticks, and my favorite perfume – Bobbi Brown’s Beach – in a travel-friendly rollerball. Here are my favorite picks… [read more]

Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials

My kids are finally out of school, and we are ready for a fun summer of vacations, camps, pool days, softball, and play dates. I love wearing my sandals, summer clothes, and bathing suits, but the summer sun often wreaks havoc on my skin and hair, but I have a few summer beauty essentials that… [read more]

Bobbi Brown Raw Sugar Collection for the Summer


This past weekend marked the unofficial start of summer. As the weather improved, I swapped out my jeans and boots for shorts and sandals – putting my winter clothes away for the season. I also switch out my makeup this time of year – preferring great products that both create and highlight more tanned skin.… [read more]

Tips for a Perfect At Home Gel Manicure

at-home gel manicure

I love having the perfect manicure, but regardless of what I do, nail polish usually chips or peels off my nails within hours of application. Gel polish lasts longer, but can be expensive and time consuming when done in a salon. During a recent shopping trip, I discovered the Sensationail Gel Polish Starter Kit and… [read more]

Bobbi Brown Spring Collection

Bobbi Brown Spring collection

Bobbi Brown’s spring line is in stores, and for today ONLY, you can save 10% on almost everything Bobbi Brown at Nordstrom.com. I’m loving the new “Nector & Nude” collection, which includes lip glosses, lip sticks, rouge blush, an eyeshadow palette, and a gorgeous shimmer brick. The Nector shimmer brick that is part of the… [read more]

Earth Day With Healthy Essentials #ad #Moms4JNJConsumer

Healthy Essentials Logo

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS┬« 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. I’ve written in the past about… [read more]

Deep Conditioning Dry Hair

Deep Conditioning Dry Hair

Disclosure: I received a sample of Nelson J Argan Oil 7 Moisture Healing Mask for review. All opinions are my own. After the difficult winter we just had, my hair is especially dry. I am tough on my hair – with highlights, all-over-color, hair drying, and hair straightening as part of my beauty regimen. So… [read more]

Radiant Orchid Cosmetics for Spring

radiant orchid cosmetics

Affiliate links Radiant orchid is the Pantone color of the year for 2014, and while it’s a bright color, there’s still lots of great ways to wear it as a makeup color. Subtly is the key, and be sure to pick a feature and only use radiant orchid on that one feature (don’t wear orchid… [read more]

RoC Academy – Learning About Essential Skin Care #RoCAcademy


Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign with ROC skincare. All opinions are my own. I’ve been working with RoC skincare this month, and had the opportunity to learn more about anti-aging, ROC skincare, and Retinol through RoC’s e-learning site, RoC Academy. I went through the training program, and then hosted a Google hangout… [read more]

Fighting the Signs of Aging with RoC #ROCacademy


Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with RoC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. I turned 40 earlier this year, and my skin is definitely starting to show signs of aging. My skin is blemish-prone and somewhat oily, so while I don’t have many wrinkles, I am seeing some loss… [read more]

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