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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Kiehls for Christmas
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Hey gang! The holiday season is here and I am so excited to be sharing today's post with you because it's about a couple of brands teaming together to give to others, and to me, that is what this time of year is all about! Christmas and the holiday season is a time of year when people seem to be willing and wanting to give more, to serve more, to love more, to care more, and to be more kind than any other time of year. This makes me happy, and I hope that each of us can take the spirit of the holidays to all we can, not only during this time of year, but all year round.

So, as I mentioned above, today I would like to talk about an amazing initiative that one brand has taken to give to others! The brand I am speaking of is Kiehl's, the skincare company that has been producing and creating quality skincare products for over 150 years. Kiehl's has proudly announced their collaboration with Disney, for a collection featuring Mickey Mouse, one of the most well known characters in the world! These Disney x Kiehl's products make the most fantastic gifts, whether it be the Glow-Getters which is essentially a mini-facial experience all wrapped up in one amazing little box, or the Mix and Mask Mini's, which are 4 nature powered masks designed for all skin types and concerns. Now, here is the awesome part...select items from the Disney x Kiehl's collection will make up the 9th Annual Limited Edition Charitable Holiday Collection. What does this mean exactly? Well, it means that 100% of the net profits from this collection will be going to Feeding America, America's leading domestic-hunger relief charity. How amazing is that?! This donation will help provide 1,100,000 meals to families that need food this holiday season. I think that is just so awesome, and that is why I was so excited to partner with Kiehl's to share this amazing initiative and support the Disney x Kiehl's skincare collection!! The charitable products include a Mickey Mouse-adorned whipped body butter, a scented hand cream trio, a cleanser, a gift box, and a tin. These skincare products are each made with the same quality and care as any of the Kiehl's products, but these ones are even more special to me, not only because of the cool Mickey Mouse packaging, but because of the purpose behind them. To give to others in need is a principle that the world could use a little more of, and I am so happy to be part of this collaboration that is doing just that! So, if you have the chance, go buy the Disney x Kiehl's charitable collection here, and help to give to those families that are in need in food! I hope each of us can give where we can, and look for ways to serve and give to others this holiday season! Thanks so much for following! I love you all!!

*Thank you Kiehl's for sponsoring this post!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gifts For Him
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Hey guys! Happy holiday season from our family to yours! I hope each of you are enjoying the holidays so far and being able to spend some time with those you love most. Today, I am stoked to be teaming up with Bloomingdale's to talk about some of the gifts I snagged for Brod for Christmas. Sometimes shopping for the men in your life can be a bit tricky, but I must say at Bloomingdale's it easy breezy.
I think there are a couple of keys when it comes to shopping for the men in your life. First, know what they like and what they don't like. Pretty simple right but this is key because it relates directly to the second key which is this....know the current trends and new products that they could potentially like, based on what you already know they like. Does that make sense? Once you have a good feel for what your guys like, you can then take some chances and surprise them with gifts that they weren't expecting but are still on point with their taste and style.
This is exactly what I did with Brod at Bloomingdale's. I know that he is sneaker junkie and absolutely loves sneakers. But instead of sticking to Nike or Adidas, the brands he usually buys for himself, I surprised him with a pair of APL sneakers, which are so hot right now and something that he wasn't expecting. The result...he loved them! And I know he really does love them because he continues to wear them. Also, I know that working out and staying fit is a big part of Brod's daily routine and daily life, so I knew that anything relating to that routine/lifestyle would probably be a good gift. So what did I find at Bloomingdale's? The new B&O Play headphones by Bang & Olufsen!! Right up his alley...wireless, high-quality sound headphones that he can wear while working out or throw them in while he is working. And I must say that these hit the jackpot with him as well!!

So, to recap, know what the men in your life sincerely like and are interested in. From there, go somewhere like Bloomingdale's, where the brand and product selection is fantastic, and is a place where the current trends and most up to date products are going to be found. From there, find some gifts for your guys that they aren't expecting, while still basing your selects on what they like and could potentially like!! I hope this helps as you are out getting your shop on for those special dudes in your life. Thanks for following and I love you all!!

*Thanks to RewardStyle and Bloomingdale's for sponsoring this post.

Brod's shoes


Monday, December 11, 2017

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Hey gang! I hope this post finds each of you happy and well and enjoying this holiday season. So, I don't know if any of you are like me, but when it comes to buying holiday gifts for Brod, sometimes I turn into a stress case! What do I get him? Will he like it? Will it fit? Will he be excited about it? Do you guys have these questions and thoughts race through your head when shopping for your husband, boyfriend, or significant other?? Or is it just me?
So, what have I found as an answer to these questions? It's pretty simple really...Nordstrom Men's. Seriously, whether it be shoes, pants, coat, sweatshirt, top, hat, jeans, or tees...I know that I am going to find something that he likes at Nordstrom and that brings my stress level down a notch and allows me to actually enjoy shopping for him!

If there is one thing I do know about Brod, it is this. He loves his casual wear. He loves to kick it in his favorite brands, which are for sure Nike and Adidas. It's funny that those are his two favorite brands because they are such fierce competitors in the same space, but there is no question that those are his favorites. One thing I have found is when it comes to Adidas, Brod loves their "Adidas Original" line(s) and seems to take it back to classic looks with his Adidas attire. This sweatsuit is right on point with the classic and almost "old school" look and fit Brod perfectly. He also loves their Ultraboosts, he wears them both to work out in, and also as kick-around shoes. So yeah, now I don't stress about holiday shopping for my man nearly as much as I used to! Many thanks to you Nordstrom!! So, if you are looking for something for your man, look no further than Nordstrom Men's. Really don't, I can promise that you will find something that he likes and that there will be multiple options when it comes to brands, colors, sizes, and styles. I have linked both the pieces he and I are wearing below so check it out, and if you are looking for a casual cool sweatsuit...don't sleep on Adidas Originals, they have got you covered!

Thank you all for following, it means so much to me and I hope each of you continue to have a wonderful holiday season!!

*Thank you Nordstrom and Rewardstyle for sponsoring this post.

Brody's look

My Outfit

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hair Miracle
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Hello lovelies.
I am so excited to be sharing today's post with you!! Today is all about hair and caring for your hair! If you have followed me for awhile now or if you are a new follower, or if you just happen to stumble upon this post, then you will know that taking care of my hair is kind of a huge priority to me!! I must say that I love my hair and I want to make sure and do everything I can to give it the "t.l.c." it needs so that it can be as healthy as possible.

For me, my hair has kind of become my playground when it comes to experimenting and trying out different styles and colors. Whether it be bangs, topknots, beach curls, tight curls, dramatic curls, half pony, wavy curls, the side part, or princess leia buns....I have styled my hair in many, many ways and it will be something I continue to do because I love it! I love the way that your hair can change an outfit, a mood, and a look. I also have experimented with coloring my hair from dark to light, light to dark, and have even thrown some pink in there!
So, what I am getting at is this...my hair has been through the ringer! Styling, heat, color changes, and more styling can take its toll on my hair when it comes to it's health and shine. So about a month ago I had the opportunity to try the new line called Keraphix from Nexxus and let me tell you that this line of hair care is absolutely fantastic and has done wonders when it comes to my hair!! It will be launching in January, but right now you can go sign up for the product waiting list here. And though January may seem far away, believe me that this is worth the wait!!

 Let me give you a little background on the line... Nexxus scientists set out to create a product that could help heal damaged hair and help restore its health. In this process, they found that Black Rice (a storied secret of ancient China) was one of the richest sources of Glutamic Acid in nature-- the key protein that you lose when damaging your hair. When they combined it with the Keraphix protein and other nutrients, they were able to develop their most powerful repair solution to date!

The process in using this healing system from Nexxus is quite simple. Let me walk you through what I have been doing.

  • I wash hair thoroughly with the Nexxus Keraphix Shampoo
  • Next, I squeeze moisture from my hair and coat hair with the Nexxus Keraphix Reconstructing Treatment, massaging and leaving in for 5 minutes (this treatment can be applied once a week for hair restoration)
  • Then, I wash (lightly) again with the Keraphix Shampoo, this helps to remove any residue from the protein
  • Finally, I condition with the Nexxus Keraphix Conditioner, leaving in for about minutes, and then washing thoroughly
All in all, it is such a simple 4 step process and the benefits and positive results I have seen in my hair are amazing! My hair looks and feels healthier, stronger, and more refreshed than ever. The proteins and "life" in my hair is back and restored and I can tell in both the feel and shine. I am so excited because in teaming up with Nexxus I have seen the results of using their product are real! Using their products will indeed strengthen and restore health to your hair, I know that from experience! Your hair will be thanking you all year!

So head to Nexxus.com/Keraphix now and get on that list!!

*Thanks to Nexxus for sponsoring this post!