ALL THINGS FEMME

CURLING WANDS FOR LASTING CURLS ON LONG HAIR

By on June 29, 2018

Ever since I can remember my hair goals were to have the straightest hair possible. I have owned tons of flat irons in my day and I they have always been my most prized position. Since becoming a mom I learned to embrace my natural hair texture (wavy) and learned to love a curling iron. I found myself getting frustrated with my current flat iron so I knew it was time to upgrade.

I heard amazing things about the Jose Eber curling wands and so I went for it. I ordered the 1 inch and the 1 1/4 inch and have never been so happy with hot tools. I’ve been using these wands for a few weeks and it’s safe to say I’m obsessed. There’s no going back to straight hair now!

If you are in need of a new curling iron use coupon code CELESTEHAIR for 40% off at joseeberhair.com

 

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ALL THINGS FEMME | MOM LIFE

A NOTHING BUNDT CAKE BIRTHDAY

By on June 12, 2018

For my 24th year I want to give the gift of…JOY!

Becoming another year older has me looking around and seeing all the amazing people who bring joy to my life on a daily basis. My daughter, my husband, my sister, and my mom- they are constantly going above and beyond to bring me joy. Even though it’s my special day- I wouldn’t be who I am today without them. For that reason, I am so excited to share with them a Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with the “Cele’bundt’ing You” Cake Decoration from Nothing Bundt Cakes to thank them for sharing their joy with me.

Nothing Bundt Cakes has launched the Joy Giver Contest and will select two of the Joy Givers nominated and throw each of them a surprise party with their closest friends. Go to NothingBundtCakes.com/BringTheJoy to enter the biggest Joy Giver in your life for a chance to win a surprise party and star in Nothing Bundt Cakes’ social video.

*Thank you to Nothing Bundt Cakes for kindly sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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CELEBRATING ALL MY FAVORITE LADIES

By on May 29, 2018

If you need me I’ll be in the backyard soaking up some sun and writing love notes to my favorite ladies. Something that I really love is getting mail. There is something so lovely and timeless about it. I do my best to send snail mail when I can, because I know receiving a little something in the mail goes a long way. When I heard about the Celebrate Divine Women box by
Divine Chocolate I knew I needed one in my life STAT. The box comes with everything you need to send a little love someones way… a card, a chocolate bar, and confetti.

Now it’s your turn to spread some love around… Join the movement at celebratedivinewomen.com

*Thank you Divine Chocolate for kindly sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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GREAT CARE FOR LESS MONEY WITH SINGLE CARE

By on April 4, 2018

REAL TALK. I don’t think I knew a single thing about healthcare before I was pregnant. But let me tell ya I learned really fast. The first thing I learned? It’s expensive! So ever since I have been on the hunt for more affordable options. When I found Single Care I knew it was a game changer. It was free to sign up and can instantly search nearby locations for prescriptions, dental, vision, and even video doctor visits. It’s been a huge relief to have this kind of support available. Less time for stress and more time for fun!

How Single Care Works

PRESCRIPTIONS:SingleCare partners with pharmacies nationwide to get you affordable prices on your prescriptions.

DENTAL:SingleCare handles patient billing for dental offices nationwide. Reducing the work to see a patient means their partners offer great care at the best possible price.

VISION:SingleCare partners with Walmart Vision Centers across the country to handle billing and to make routine eye care more affordable for consumers.

VIDEO DOTOR VISITS: SingleCare has partnered with MeMD to provide quick, affordable doctor visits through a phone or computer. Members spend less time at the waiting room and more time feeling better.

*Thank you to Single Care for kindly sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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SKINCARE TIPS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WINTER

By on January 23, 2018

I am so excited to share with you some skincare tips to help you get through the winter months. As much as I love the winter, I hate how it makes my skin feel. Things are looking up this winter since I got to hear from the amazing Dr. Barba, a dermatologist from Dove. She shared some ways to get your skin through these winter months and looking it’s best just in time for spring.

These are my top 3 tips that’ll be sticking to this winter:

 

  1. Care for your underarms.

Dr. Barba notes that underarm skin is sensitive and can easily be irritated by the textures of the garments we all use to bundle up this time of year. That’s why we need a product that keeps us hydrated and protected. Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirantis formulated with moisturizers to help alleviate irritation and leave you with softer and smoother underarms, as well as 48-hour wetness protection.

I recently had a pretty bad irritation in my underarms and it had me reevaluating all the products I was using as well as my daily routine. Underarm care is something that I used to overlook completely. I had no idea how much something as simple as the texture of my clothing could irritate me. I also was using a few different deodorants and threw them all out and I am sticking with my og deodorant since the junior high locker room days, Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. Right now I am loving the beauty finish scent. Makes me smell and feel feminine all day long. Check out Dove Advanced Care online.

 

  1.  Lay off the intense exfoliation.

Exfoliating feels great, but when you do it too much or too often it actually removes the essential oils from the skin, which can lead to breakouts. So get rid of those dead skin cells regularly, but don’t exfoliate so much that you’re dehydrating your skin even more. Something I am way too guilty of is over exfoliating. When I am in the shower I scrub, scrub, scrub! These past few weeks I have taken the exfoliators out of my shower and I notice my skin is already thanking me. Who would have thought less is more?

 

  1. Get into a bedtime routine.

Bedtime is the best time to hydrate your skin. If you’re looking to decrease collagen breakdown you might want to consider these three quick steps recommended by Dr. Barba before hitting the hay:

  1. Wash your face.
  2. Apply a retinol.
  3. Moisturize.

My bedtime routine really is key. A simple 3 steps keep it realistic for doing long term. I found myself loving my moisturizer more and more even though I hate putting creams/lotions on, my skin is really thanking me.

 

Thank you for reading and I hope these tips help someone else get through the winter months.

*This post has been sponsored by Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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