Eco-Beauty Times: Mad Hippie

When it comes to beauty, often the product that goes on your face contains ingredients that would make even the strongest cringe. While I am not the best at being green, I certain try to make changes in my family’s routine that help us become more Earth friendly. Eco-beauty just happens to be one of the areas that I have been seeing more and more good for you, good for the Earth products emerge like those available from Mad Hippie.

Mad Hippie Eco-Friendly Beauty

It is said that Mad Hippie takes skin care seriously, but they also take corporate responsibility seriously. That is a powerful punch in today’s more eco-conscious world.

Seriously, have you ever felt guilty after buying a product because of it’s carbon footprint? If you haven’t, you are one of the few. In fact, this reason is one of the top 5 of the women we chat concerning why they decide to change from one brand to another. With Mad Hippie, you can truly feel good in knowing that their products are all natural and are backed with a 100% money back guarantee.

Mad Hippie Face

The two product we suggest trying first from Mad Hippie:

For quenched, healthy looking skin, the Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil is formulated with hemp seed extract to help strengthen and nourish skin from the inside out. Who wouldn’t want to be associated with that?

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil is a  free radical, hydrating oil is formulated with 18 actives in addition to hemp seed extract, including argan oil, goji and camu camu. These natural antioxidants and active essentials work hand in hand to liberate the skin from signs of aging and protect against photoaging. By leaving out harmful chemicals, parabens, synthetic color and fragrance, Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil helps skin achieve true hydration harmony.

Available: $24.99 in select Whole Foods Markets and www.madhippie.com

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Eye Cream helps solve issues from the dreaded crows feet to those tiring bags under the eyes, uniting the power of peptides & antioxidants, this product packs a punch.

Available: $25.99 in select Whole Foods Markets and www.madhippie.com

Five Minute Manicure – Layered Blue Tips Tutorial

Ever decide right before an event or date that you really wish you would have painted your nails? Here’s a super quick and easy five minute manicure nail art tutorial that will help you feel polished (pun completely intended) before you go out. This should only take a few minutes to complete! You can do this with any light and dark color combo, but for this one I’m going with blues.

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Colors Used

  • Rimmel London – Lose Your Lingerie (Light Blue)
  • Julep – India (Dark Blue Shimmer)
  • Julep – Bunny (White)

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Racinne Anti Aging Stocking Stuffers Review & Beauty Lover’s Giveaway

As a teen, I was considered lucky to have really clear skin. I didn’t suffer with breakouts or blemishes and of course I took it for granted. I didn’t have much of a skin care routine and I pretty much got by with the basics. As I got older, I slowly realized the importance of taking good care of my skin but I didn’t know where to start. I have found a few products here and there that I like but nothing that I have loved. I enjoy trying new products but so far I haven’t found the skin care products for me and let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger, so I need to find some anti-aging skin care products that work for me.

Racinne Anti Aging Stocking Stuffers Review

That’s why I was so excited when I had the opportunity to try the Racinne Anti Aging Stocking Stuffers pack. This pack includes trial sizes of Raccine’s Anti-Aging Serum, Face Mask and Neck Emulsion and is made for women 35 years and older or just anyone who is focused on anti-aging in their skin care routine. Since the Ultimate Youth Power Serum and The Neck Emulsion are designed to be used twice a day I decided to start the morning after receiving them and apply them in the morning and at bedtime each day.

The Ultimate Youth Power Serum is made to refine your skin’s texture, minimize pores, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, firm, tone, increase elasticity and make your complexion glow. I began using it and I was pleasantly surprised at the texture of the serum. It’s light, silky and goes on smoothly. It absorbs very easily and doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. I don’t like anything that feels tacky or sticky and once I applied it, I didn’t feel it at all.

Neck Emulsion

The Neck Emulsion is also used in the morning and at bedtime and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the neck in just 4 weeks. I know my neck area definitely needs some improvement and since I began using this my skin feels and looks tighter and more firm. It also was lightweight and not sticky at all. It applied very smoothly and like the Power Serum it absorbed into my skin so quickly and easily.

The Ultimate Youth Power Mask contains acetyl hexapeptide-8 which is supposed to improve the texture of skin and reduce  the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. It also moisturizes, firms the skin and prevents skin damage from dryness. I have been using it once or twice a week when i get to have a DIY “Spa Day” and my skin looks and feels really nice and soft. I love how it feels when I put it on and get to relax for 15 minutes before I rinse it off. My face feels clean, fresh and firm without feeling overly dry or tight.

Racinne Anti Aging Stocking Stuffers

Edwin Tseng, the CEO of Racinne, believes that beauty does not belong only to the rich or the famous; it belongs to everyone. When he founded Racinne, it was with the intent to empower people to have healthier relationships with their skin. I think this is a wonderful message to spread and Racinne products are perfect to help give people that feeling of power. I was surprised at how well they worked and that I have actually found a line of products that I really love. In the few weeks I have been using them, my skin has showed numerous improvements. I both see and feel the difference and based off the compliments I have been receiving, others see it also. I definitely suggest that you head on over to the Racinne website and check out the Anti-Aging Stocking Stuffers.

Three lucky winners will each receive either the Hydra Perfection Kit, Skin Brightening Set or Anti Aging Holiday Stuffer.

Giveaway ends January 6h at 11:59pm, open to Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

 

Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at [email protected]

Mia Mariu #HolidayReady $1,000 Giveaway

When looking for quality skin care and makeup, Mia Mariu is one of the top quality brands around. As Mia Mariu continues to grow in popularity, their product line has expanded to include not only skincare, but a full line of makeup, vitamins and even fragrances. For the woman on the go, a minimal but effective skin care and makeup routine is a must. Mia Mariu provides both in quality products to meet your needs.

Mia Mariu Skincare

Their skin care line includes top of the line cleansers, toners and moisturizers. Their Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30 is a must have to protect and nourish your skin. After you cleanse using their Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser, adding moisture back to your skin is a must. The most important part of any beauty routine is keeping your skin safe from the sun, this moisturizer offers SPF 30 while being light weight enough to leave your skin feeling refreshed instead of oily.

With great moisturized and protected skin, most women want to do a bit of touch up on their skin tone before heading out for the day. While there are multiple options, for the busy woman on the go, their Mineral Loose Powder Foundation is a great simple and clean one step foundation that covers flaws quickly and easily.  Mineral powder has been a hit for years, but this light formula from Mia Mariu is the ideal foundation for any woman on the go.  A nice makeup brush can apply this evenly in under a minute.

Mia Mariu Products

A coat of mascara is the best quick way to give your eyes pop. For a busy woman, Mia Mariu has amazing Volumizing Mascara that will give your lashes length and depth. This simple step will transform your eyes and make them stand out as a highlight of your already natural beauty.

Not to leave your lips lonely, Mia Mariu has a full line of lip products for daytime wear to special nights out. For the quick but effective look, their Luminous Lip Gloss offers a burst of color that every woman will love. Choose from light pink to rich red, but this easy to apply gloss will upgrade your look easily – even on the go.

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Finally, as you set out on your day a light fragrance is the last important piece to make any woman feel pulled together. A light spritz of Mia Mariu Magia Eau De Parfum with its classic undertones of musk and vanilla topped with light and bright fruit fragrance will make you feel feminine and confident as you walk out the door.

Mia Mariu gives every woman, even the one who is juggling kids, appointments and a tight schedule the ability to walk out the door pulled together with ease. Great high quality products give you the ease of using only a few items to pull your look together. With just a few quick minutes to spare, Mia Mariu can give you a truly polished look you will love to wear on a regular basis.

Mia Mariu Holiday Ready Giveaway

Four lucky winners will each receive $250 Mia Mariu Gift Certificate.

Giveaway ends January 13th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at [email protected]

25 DIY Gifts For Women

Every year we struggle to come up with a unique gift for that woman in our life that seems to have everything. This list of 25 DIY Gifts For Women is perfect for any woman on your list. Not only do you have fun pretty things like infinity scarf, wine bottle holders and coasters, but you also have things that appeal to moms with picture memories and more. Creating a fun and personalized gift for the women on your holiday gift list can be tough, but not anymore. We have solved the gift giving fears with this great list of DIY holiday gifts.

25 DIY Gifts For Women

25 DIY GIFTS FOR WOMEN

  1. DIY Fabric Box
  2. DIY Photo Cube
  3. DIY Infinity Scarf
  4. Wine Cork Christmas Tree
  5. Burlap Wine Bottle Bag
  6. DIY Market Tote Bag
  7. DIY Ceramic Tile Coasters
  8. Glitter Dipped Champagne Glasses
  9. Homemade Orange Spice Potpourri
  10. Framed Heart Map
  11. Wine Glass Coasters
  12. DIY Photo Bookmark
  13. DIY Chalkboard Jar
  14. Birthplace Map Keychain
  15. Gift Card Snowglobe
  16. DIY Photo Block
  17. Glitter Makeup Brush Holders
  18. Sewing Kit In A Jar
  19. Framed Recipe Cards
  20. Personalized Repurposed Tin Can Storage
  21. DIY Photo Bracelet
  22. DIY Mosaic Tile Letter
  23. Stenciled Cork Coasters
  24. DIY Spiced Candles
  25. Dried Fruit Potpourri

Set aside a weekend to have fun creating truly unique and personalized DIY gifts for women on your list. Many of these great gifts can be personalized, monogrammed or made unique to the recipient. These classy homemade gift solutions aren’t the potholders of your childhood days. These unique gifts are sure to wow the person you give them to with their imagination, creativity and of course usefulness. We love how you can take great family memories of places visited or recipes made and frame them to create a truly personal and unique holiday gift that anyone would love to have in their home. This year don’t fret about that hard to buy for woman on your list. Take advantage of this great list of DIY gifts for women to give them the ultimate holiday gift from you.

Perfect Gift Giving and Pampering from Vitabath + Holiday Gift Sets Giveaway *5 Winners*

As a busy mom, it’s not often that I set aside time for pampering myself. I mean, who even has energy for that, right? I’m wearing clothes and shoes that are about ten years outdated and eating other people’s leftovers, yet make sure my family has the best of the best every day. I remember taking relaxing bubble baths before I had a child but now I bathe her and then count down the hours until I can crawl into my own cozy bed and prepare for the next busy day. I wouldn’t trade motherhood for anything, but in my life, my own TLC has definitely taken a back seat these days.

Last week I gave myself an extra special treat. I was home sick one day and while my husband was at work and my daughter was in preschool, I forced some pampering upon myself and it was fantastic. I took a bubble bath… using some good old baby shampoo for my bubbles! Does it get any better than that? My friends, today I tell you that it certainly does!

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Let me introduce you to Vitabath, a luxurious collection of beautiful products full of healthy ingredients and delicious scents to pamper YOU, the grown-up, the busy mom, who absolutely deserves some TLC herself.

I recently had the opportunity to try products from Vitabath’s Holiday Bath Sets line and am incredibly impressed. Whether you are looking for bath products to pamper yourself or to share as a gift during this holiday season, these sets are highly recommended.

Vitabath combines incredible scents with healthy nutrients and offers some really amazing products. Vitabath loads up their products with Vitamins A, B3, B5, C, and E, sourced from superfruits like Acai, Goji, Coffee, Noni, Pomegranate, Green Tea, and Mangosteen. They have no sulfates, no parabens, no propylene glycol, no DEA, no TEA, no mineral oils, and no silicone. The lotions include ingredients such as Shea butter, Aloe Vera, Hazel Seed Oil, and Amino Acids that leave your skin feeling nourished and moisturized. The cleansers contain ingredients such as Wheat Germ Glycerides to help replenish skin’s natural moisture balance as it cleanses. You can truly feel good about using these products because you’re avoiding exposure to the harsh chemicals that are sometimes found in skin care products, and instead covering your body with healthy and nourishing ingredients.

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The Vitabath® Spice is Nice™ Holiday Set includes one 16.9 oz bottle each of Body Wash and Hydrating Lotion. The scent is soft, warm, and simply amazing. It will have you in the holiday spirit in no time. Vitabath describes the scent as “a perfect blend of fresh pumpkin and allspice mixed with delicious cream cheese icing and finished off with notes of rum and maple syrup.” The description is accurate. I felt like I was baking and eating the most delicious cupcakes while I relaxed in a tub full of bubbles. You can use this body wash on a bath pouf in the shower or you can pour some under running water in your bath. A little goes a long way in filling your tub with soft, fluffy, relaxing, and deliciously scented bubbles. Both the body wash and lotion leave your skin feeling soft and you feeling relaxed. The set comes a ready-to-gift carrier that would be perfect as a stocking stuffer or just a special gift for a friend. It would make the perfect gift for your child’s teacher! Besides Spice is Nice, Vitabath offers this cute set in several other scents. Another scent offered especially for this holiday season is Sweet Pink Peppermint. The set retails for $16.99 on the Vitabath website.

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The Vitabath® Classic Plus for Dry Skin™ Refresh and Renew set includes a 10.5 oz Moisturizing Bath & Shower Gelee Body Wash, a lathering Gelee Bar Soap, and a 10 oz Moisturizing Lotion. It also includes a matching bath pouf. The back of the bottles tell me that the scent is that of rich jasmine, fresh violet, and soft white musk. I probably wouldn’t have chosen to try something with those scents because I would have thought it would smell too “flowery” which is not really “me” but it is not overwhelmingly flowery at all. It is a beautiful scent. The scent is sweet and leaves your skin feeling clean, refreshed, and hydrated. “Refresh and Renew” is absolutely the perfect name for this set because it perfectly describes how you feel after using these products. Similar to the Spice is Nice body wash, this wash can also be used either on the pouf in the shower or by mixing with running water in the bath. It will leave your skin feeling clean, relaxed, refreshed, and soft. The high quality ingredients moisturize well. I have very dry skin, particularly in the winter, and the products in this set left my hands feeling soft and smooth for hours after use. This set is another great option for pampering in an eye catching package that is perfect for holiday gift giving. This set retails for $21.95 on the Vitabath website. You’ll see that the bag comes with a price label on the front. Please know that it is a sticker that is removable before you give it away!

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Vitabath gives me a reason to treat myself to some well deserved relaxation and pampering. You deserve it too! And so do the other hard-working ladies in your life! Whether you’re looking for an excuse to give yourself a little extra TLC or looking for the perfect treat for a teenage daughter, a well deserving friend, or a dedicated teacher, these products are for you! With high quality ingredients, fantastic scents, and visually appealing packaging, Vitabath is truly offering some great gifts options this holiday season.

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Five winners will receive the Vitabath Holiday Gift Set.

Giveaway ends December 19th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at [email protected]

Just in time for the holidays: Pachy Deodorants, Skora Scrub, Bath Salts & Visa Giveaway

Have you ever struggled with finding a deodorant that worked well to prevent body odor?  Some individuals struggle regularly with body odor because their body chemistry just doesn’t work well with traditional brands of antiperspirant or deodorant.  This was the case for Pachy creator Kasia, and thus this great new way to deodorize was developed.

Several years ago, Kasia found that she was unable to find a regular deodorant that would combat her body odor.  In the process of testing out deodorants from various companies, she found that most common brands have tons of chemicals that are often considered toxic. This concerned her, and thus began a journey to create and launch a brand of natural alternatives that fight odor without using harsh toxic chemicals on your skin.

Rustic Maka Products

After finding nothing to suit her needs, Kasia along with her sister Monica created the company Rustic Maka and began developing not only Pachy, their deodorant, but other great products that are organic, vegan and containing no GMO’s.

Pachy is a great new deodorant experience.  Rather than applying in a solid as we are use to doing, this cream is a great option available in four refreshing scents.  You can purchase it in Calming Fields, Sweet Lemonade, Wild Meadows and a more masculine scent – Rough Rivers.  If you prefer no scent, you can also purchase their unscented version named Naughty Butter.

If you have found yourself struggling to find a deodorant that properly shields or prevents body odor, this is an excellent solution for you.  Not only are you putting natural ingredients on your skin, you may find that this pleasant smelling cream deodorant works better than any others you have tried thus far.

Skora Clean Slate

With the success of their scented deodorant creams, Rustic Maka has also chosen to expand their product line with a great skin care line called Skora.  So far, Skora includes two great scented body scrubs, and three great bath salts.  Their goal is to continue expanding this line of products to introduce everyone to natural skin care products they will love.

Rustic Maka currently has multiple locations in Michigan where you can purchase their Pachy and Skora lines of products. Additionally you can purchase their great cream deodorants online at their website.  If you are looking for an alternative to what could otherwise be called a stinky situation, look no further than Rustic Maka and their amazing Pachy cream deodorants and Skora skin care products.

Pachy Giveaway

One winner will each receive all 5 Pachy Deodorants, Skora Scrub, Bag of Bath Salts and $25 Visa Gift Card.

Giveaway ends November 21st at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at [email protected]

Top 5 Gifts For Teen Girls + Lenova Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ Giveaway

This holiday season don’t find yourself left without a great gift for that teenage girl in your life. Check out these Top 5 Gifts For Teen Girls that are sure to make you the hero, and them squealing with delight.  With quality products and fun ways to accessorize their daily lives, these gifts are sure to please even the pickiest of teenage girl on your gift list this year.

Top 5 Gifts For Teen Girls 2015

TOP 5 GIFTS FOR TEEN GIRLS

iPhone 6The latest and greatest from Apple is a sure fire gift to please the teen girl in your life.  With all the latest operating system upgrades, app capabilities and the classic streamline style you already love – this is sure to be the top gift of the season.

Lenova Yoga Tablet 10 HD+: This isn’t your average tablet. This is a great unique design that rotates with you for reading, gaming and surfing the web.  High quality, fun, unique and perfect for that teen girl who likes to do a little of everything is a perfect gift for a teen girl this year.

SHANY Pro Signature Makeup Brushes: If she is into makeup and beauty, a high quality set of makeup brushes is a great addition to their beauty kit.  Learning how to use makeup to enhance and not overpower is made much easier with quality brushes for highlighting, shading and adding a little bit of color here and there.

One Piece Onesie:  Onesies and footed pajama’s are hot this year! Not only are they functional for those super cold winter days, they are a ton of fun to wear.  Pick a pair that suit your teen girls personality.  Fun designs, colors and themes are available to reflect their unique personality.

Tronfy TP-03 Multimedia LCD LED Projector:  This projector is compatible with most smart phones and a super fun way for your teen girl to have fun showing movies on her bedroom wall, creating fun videos with friends or presenting a slide show for her class project.

This year make sure you are the hero with one of these top gifts for teen girls under your tree.  Not only are they high quality, they are trendy.  This will put you on the top of the list with the best gifts given this year!

One winner will receive a Lenova Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.

Giveaway ends November 19th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at [email protected]

A Daytime Glam-Mom Look

When I first moved to our new neighborhood, there was something very strange.  There was a sea of stay at home moms and not a pair of yoga pants in sight.  And they were wearing makeup.  I had found my people!

It’s very common in my area for women to put on at least a little makeup before going out to playdates or to run their errands.  As for me?  I do wear it almost daily for me.  It makes me feel like I have things somewhat under control when I can take that five minutes in the morning to “put on my face”.  (But not styling my hair.  That struggle’s never going to happen.)

So do you have five minutes to glam yourself up today?

Some of these are products I already owned and some are new products that were sent to me this month to help me create some new looks while I’m blogging and vlogging.  None of them are prohibitively expensive though and should fit into any woman’s beauty budget.

Laying the foundation on a clean face.

I’m an adult who still gets acne, so this is always a part of the routine.  I apply it and smooth with my fingers to save time.  I’m currently loving my CG Smoothers by Covergirl for my foundation.  I put on my foundation first and touch up on top of it with my Mia Mariu cream concealer.  You’d be surprised how much less concealer you use when you do it in this order.  Now it almost looks like I didn’t get woken up before the sun today!

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Uncomplicated Eyes

Trying to wing out your liner when you’re not used to it can spell disaster and add an extra ten minutes on to your routine.  Instead, we’re going to keep this easy.

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I used Glo Minerals eye shadow trio in coffee.  I took the light brown shadow over the ball of the eye.  Then I worked the dark brown into the crease.  Because I have quite hooded eyes, I actually brought this brown above the natural crease.  Above the dark brown, against my eyebrows, I used a little of the shimmery light brown as a highlighter.  Finally, I brought that same shimmery shade to the inner corners of my eyes and patted it on with my ring finger.  This entire section of my eyes took maybe a minute to complete.

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I used the herbal eye ink in black by Palladio Beauty for my eyeliner.  Felt tipped liners are wonderful for beginners and tired moms since they’re so easy to use.  Just hold the felt tip sideways along the top lash line and do a thin line from the inner corner to the outer corner.

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While that was drying I used the jeweled eye pencil from Glo Minerals in Merlot to line my bottom lash line; only from the outer corner to about 2/3 of the way in.  With that same eye pencil, I started at the end of the black eyeliner on the top lid and drew upward, creating a small triangle wing.  I then took my blending brush and pulled that color into the eyeshadow at the center of the eye, smoking out the pink color and adding depth to the eye.

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Optional, but something I have to do because of very sparse eyebrows is to fill your eyebrows in with a powder or pencil.  I like my Billion Dollar Brow kit for this.  That set is serious magic.

Lips Are The Best Part

I’m a lipstick addict.  Lipstick, balm, gloss, stain. . . you name it, I either have it or want it.  Since the eyes aren’t high drama, feel free to pick your favorite bold Autumn Lipstick Shade and apply it.  For mine, I used a Glo Minerals lipstick in Cabaret.  I love a red lip and the more muted tones like this one work best with my skin tone.  If you’re good right out of the tube, feel free to apply it this way.  Otherwise if you want a nice crisp line, you can apply this with a thin makeup brush.  If lipstick isn’t your thing, feel free to just top off this look with your favorite gloss or balm instead.

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Five minutes while the kids were getting dressed for the day and I’m ready to go to the bus stop looking like I’ve got it all together and feeling my best.  Just add coffee and I’m ready to perform my daily mom duties and greet my husband when he comes back home.

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Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review & Giveaway

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I bet you’ve heard a lot about the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara from Younique … you’ve seen the posts on Facebook, Twitter or maybe even Instagram, right? I would also say that most people who are seeing all of these posts about this miracle mascara haven’t yet tried it for a variety of reasons.

  1. It’s too expensive
  2. It sounds too good to be true
  3. You’ve heard that it clumps on your lashes
  4. You’re allergic to mascara
  5. You don’t wear make-up
  6. You just haven’t taken the plunge and tried it!

No matter which reason has held you back from trying 3D Fiber Lash Mascara, it’s never too late to jump off the fence and give it a try. When I first heard about it I was skeptical also…I started talking to a Presenter and she convinced me to give it a try, which I did. Guess what? I fell in LOVE! I was so impressed with this products that I signed up to become a Younique Independent Presenter that same week.

This mascara was definitely a must-have cosmetic product for me because when I was a teenager I had an unfortunate accident with a gas stove, therefore have the shortest eyelashes in the free world now! I’ve tried other mascara products and nothing really gave me the look that I was craving until Younique.

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Is it expensive? Compared to a few drugstore mascaras, yes it is, but one 3D Mascara kit will last from 8 – 12 weeks with regular use. I use mine daily even if I’m not leaving the house. It makes me feel awesome to look in the mirror and see my eyelashes!

Is it too good to be true? Not at all…Younique has put together an awesome product that lives up to its claims. If applied correctly, you can have the most amazing lashes!

Some say it’s clumpy…well, from my experience, I don’t have clumpy lashes. Again, if applied correctly there should be no unsightly clumps, just long, lush lashes!

Could you be allergic to 3D Mascara? Most likely not. All Younique products, including the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara are made from natural products including beeswax and water and the fibers are 100% natural fibers taken from Green Tea. I’m not saying that no one is allergic, but from my experience, I’ve not come across anyone that has been allergic.

So, you don’t wear make-up? It’s not for everyone and I fully support that decision for anyone, but there are special occasions for every woman when a little bling is required! Why not give your eyelashes a boost for the day or night too?

Last but certainly not least, you are a procrastinator. Me too…I fully get that! In this case, there is no reason to wait any longer. Women from all over the globe are discovering this amazing mascara and wondering what took them so long to try it. Best of all, Younique offers a 14 day “Love it Guarantee.” Younique is so confident that you will love the products that they guarantee your satisfaction. Purchasing any Younique product is super easy and worry free. If you don’t love it, Younique has you covered!

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There is no better time to try Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara!

One winner will receive a Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes.

Giveaway ends November 16th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

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Getting Rid of Skin Tags the Natural Way

Skin tags are benign growths, and do not indicate any sort of health problem. But, most consider them unattractive, particularly if they occur in noticeable areas of the body in larger numbers. Fortunately, you are not just stuck with them, and if you are interested in treating them naturally, you are in luck. There are several remedies that may be effective.

One thing to note about natural treatments for skin tags is it can sometimes take a bit to completely remove the tag, so exercise some patience, and be consistent in using your chosen remedy.

Garlic

This might be a bit of a stinky remedy, but it is one of the most recommended for treating these pesky growths. Crush a clove of garlic until it is the consistency of a paste, apply to the skin tag in the evening, and cover with a bandage. Take it off in the morning and wash the area. Do this every night until the tag comes off—this treatment has been known to get rid of the tag in just a few days.

Cauliflower Juice

Cauliflower juice is good for drying up the tag, and has the added bonus of smoothing out the skin. Blend the vegetable with a bit of water to make a juice, and like with the garlic, apply it and cover with a bandage. Wash the skin off the next day, and repeat. For an extra punch, you might consider combining these two ingredients.

Lemon

Lemon is a very popular treatment for a variety of skin conditions—it is used to treat acne, scars and uneven skin tone. Its ability to dissolve skin cells makes it a popular natural remedy for skin tags. In fact, essential oil made from lemon peels it is a common ingredient in many skin tag removal products. It is often combined with other oils, and sometimes homeopathic remedies.

As far as using actual lemons go, soak some juice in a cotton ball, let it dry and leave it on. You can apply it two to three times a day. Lemon juice has strong exfoliating properties, and if you are using it on your face, it is a good idea to apply sunscreen if you will be out in the sun a lot during the day to protect yourself from an increased risk of sunburn.

Castor Oil

Castor oil has a long history of use in the natural health arena, with one of the most common being to induce vomiting. But, no worries….as far as skin tags go, you will be using it topically! There are a couple of different ways you can use it.

Just apply the oil directly to the tag at least five times a day. You can also mix it with baking soda to make a paste and wrap with a bandage before you go to bed. Another common treatment is mixing the oil with the essential oil lomatium and applying to the skin two to three times a day.

Onion Juice

Those powerful compounds in onions that make your eyes water once you cut open an onion are also very good for removing growths, such as skin tags. To extract the juice, cut up and onion and put some salt on it. Leave it overnight, and the next day, you should find some juice there. Apply to your skin at night, and cover with a bandage.

These are just a few remedies that may be helpful. You don’t have to live with skin tags if they are bothering you. These natural treatments are safe and effective. Just remember to be patient.

Adorabella Pillowcase and Sleep Mask Giveaway #MPMHolidayPreview

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Do you know there are healthy benefits from sleeping on silk? I had absolutely no idea until I went looking for a better option for my daughter’s crazy tangled hair every morning.

I just had to find a way to banish the bed head and the daily tears and fights about hair brushing. I knew there had to be a better way so I did some research and found the many benefits of sleeping on silk. (Not satin, but 100 percent real pure silk!) Read the full review here at A Bird and A Bean.

Pure silk is anti-aging, moisture wicking, anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic! The perfect natural fiber! Pair a pillowcase with an eye mask for a wonderful, healthy sleep.

Why 100 percent pure silk? It’s natural. Check this out!

  • Cotton pulls moisture from your skin and forms deeper wrinkles against your face. Dermatologists agree that sleeping on your face at night can contribute to wrinkle formation. Loss of moisture from the skin can also cause a decrease in the glow and elasticity of the skin.
  • Silk retains its hypoallergenic and antimicrobial qualities and is resistant to dust mites. It is also moisture wicking and is considered to be anti-aging.
  • Silk Noil (raw silk) is untreated silk reeled from the cocoon. Raw silk is covered with the protein sericin. Sericin is produced by the silkworm when spinning a cocoon. Sericin binds to the keratin of skin, forming a protective film.
  • It contains 18 amino acids and collagen that are much like ours and can be directly absorbed into the skin.

Sleeping on a Charmeuse silk pillowcase helps prevent bedhead and frizzy hair. Sleeping on silk is beneficial for those with eczema, dry skin, or acne. Many people see the difference in their skin immediately. Dermatologist recommended pure silk for fighting wrinkles and diminishing the signs of aging.

This set makes a great gift for your loved ones or a lovely way to pamper yourself.

Adorabella Designs is very careful about where their silk fabric comes from. They do not support overseas mills and factory working conditions. 90% of the world’s silk thread is made in China, but not Adorabella Designs. They use a US based company for the milling and dying of all their silks. You know that your purchase from Adorabella Designs goes to support local US economies and fair labor laws! How awesome is that?

Enter below to win a 100 percent pure silk pillowcase and eye mask of your choice from Adorabella Designs! ($71 retail)

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NeriumAD Nighttime Skin Cream Giveaway

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Admitting your age gets harder as you get older. Defying your age is even more difficult and Cassondra Benton with Nerium International wants to help. NeriumAD is an age-defying skincare product derived from the Nerium oleander plant. Nerium’s goal is to make people better. Their skincare products are blended to help nourish your skin and provide real results.

Nerium products work to reduce the appearance of:

Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Discoloration
Uneven Skin Texture
Enlarged Pores
Aging Skin

Want a chance to try NeriumAD Night Cream? Cassondra Benton is going to provide 2 winners a bottle of their award winning Night Cream a $80 RV! To read the full review visit Joie at Networking Witches.

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Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss Giveaway

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Burt’s Bees Loves My Lips Sweepstakes

Sponsored by Burt’s Bees

Organized by Budget Earth

 

Do you love natural makeup? You aren’t the only one! Even professionals love to complement their own natural beauty with makeup that complements our skin and natural coloring. No one showed this better than Burt’s Bees’ during their partnership with Steven Alan in New York Fashion week. Lead Make-Up Artist Katey Denno showed off the beautiful of natural colors by pairing Burt’s Bees new Lip Crayon Collection with models, bringing out their natural lip color before they went on the runway. If the professionals trust Burt’s Bees, why shouldn’t we!?

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With Burt’s Bee’s Lip Gloss and Lip Crayons, you will enjoy 100% all natural lip color that will leave your lips not only feeling soft, but looking beautiful. For those who love a rich, creamy lip color in matte colors, we think you will love Burt’s Bee’s Lip Crayons. This brand new product is infused with Shea butter, Kendi oil, and Jojoba Oil to moisturize your lips while giving you lips you will be proud to show off daily. Best of all, they can be paired with Burt’s Bees amazing Lip Gloss, which has been known for years for its rich, pearlized color that leaves your lips soft, shiny, and of course, beautiful with rich natural colors. Since it can be worn alone or to add extra shine to the lip crayons, it is a must for any purse!

Would you love the chance to try some of these all natural lip colors for yourself? Budget Earth and some of their favorite blogs are excited to be working with Burt’s Bees on this awesome giveaway! 5 very lucky winners will win 5 shades of Burt’s Bees Lip Glosses ($45 value per winner). To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter.

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  • 5 lucky reader will win 5 shades of Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss {$45 value}.
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  • Winners will be chosen at random Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes ends October 11th at 11:59pm ET.
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  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Budget Earth is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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  • Only one entrant per household.
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IMMERSE Ultra-fine Nourishing Carrier Oil Giveaway

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Simply Aroma is pleased to release our newest product: IMMERSE – Ultra-fine Nourishing Carrier for Face & Body

Watch what people say about Immerse.

Immerse is a beautiful blend formulated from a variety of oils to provide the perfect moisture balance. This unique carrier oil blend is very light and absorbs quickly with no oily residue. Immerse is delicate enough to use as a facial moisturizer leaving your skin feeling radiant and soft.

Immerse contains:

Grape Seed: Contains strong antioxidant compounds that diminish the sun’s damaging effects

Jojoba Seed: Allows your skin to breathe more efficiently

Fractionated Coconut: Fights off bacterial infections and helps skin heal faster

Camellia Seed: Increases skin resilience, giving your skin a supple and radiant glow

Vitamin E: Supports new skin cell growth

Click here to purchase Immerse – FREE SHIPPING UNTIL SEPT. 25th

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Two winner will each receive an IMMERSE Carrier Oil.

Giveaway sponsored by Simply Essential Me, an independent consultant for Simply Aroma and ends September 26th at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

 

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