New Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics: Matte Shades! $29!

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I'm abnormally obsessed with my Urban Decay Naked Palettes but I was excited when I noticed this new Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette that I don't have!  It's $29 so it's more affordable than the original Naked palettes.  It's smaller (hence the price drop) but I like that it includes some matte and toned-down colors.  While I do like the sparkle … [Read more...]

Recipe: Easy Green Smoothie

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Growing old's definitely not for sissies. The latest beauty I've had with turning 40 was finding out that I needed gum surgery. You guys don't need to hear the details but as I sit here blogging, I've got 12 stitches in my mouth. Fun times. Recovery's actually been a lot easier than I thought - besides a swollen cheek that looks like I'm a chipmunk … [Read more...]

5 Minute Makeup: Makeup I Wear Every Day {Video}

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So I'm doing a post on 5-minute makeup and the makeup I wear every day. Of course while I was shooting the video, I completely forgot I was trying to keep it to 5 minutes and it ended up being 7 minutes long. But you'll see, that's because I chat for a bit about each product and I'm confident in telling you guys that you could use all of the … [Read more...]

VRUM: The Children’s Ride On Toybox

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As a parent you learn quickly that a multifunctional toy is a good thing. If one toy can take the place of three would you want to hear more about that? I know I did, and that is was I was so excited to try out the VRUM ride on storage case . With eight fun character cases to choose from the VRUM ($49.99)  is a 3-in-1 children's product.  You can … [Read more...]

From Day to Evening #FashionFriday

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Yesterday's email from Stitch Fix was themed around "From Desk to Dinner," and they featured this pink dress with a daytime office outfit and how it can easily transition to the evening: How to get this pink dress or other suggestions, you have to sign up for Stitch Fix. I have my 4th box coming soon and can't wait to see what they pick out … [Read more...]

Cricket Subscriptions for your Kids

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  Have you ever had one of those moments where you see a logo or see the shape of something and have a total deja vu? That's what happened to me when I opened up a recently envelope I received in the mail. It contained a bunch of kids' magazines, including Cricket Magazine. This was the one that took me back. I remember flipping through … [Read more...]

Fashion & Function: On Wearing My @PulsarWatches #lifeinrealtime #pulsar

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It's been years since I wore an actual watch. Probably ever since I got a cell phone? We all use our cell phones to tell the time, but over the years I've seen and eyed up a lot of watches - watches not just for the function of telling time but the fashion accessory that they've become with recent trends. So I was asked to do a post with Pulsar … [Read more...]

Soccer Moms: The Product YOU NEED (My Family Fights Over It!)

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Right around the time that soccer season started this fall, a friend posted about the Sport Brella ($19.99, Amazon). I think it was my friend Amy from TeachMama.com but I can't be sure - was that you Amy?  If so, thank you!  I am totally in love with this little product that I ended up ordering after seeing it on Facebook and can't believe that … [Read more...]

Fun Halloween House Decor

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We've really gotten into Halloween the last  couple of years around our house.   The kids just love it and I swear I go just as crazy with the decorations this time of year as I do for Christmas, even more so maybe ever since I did a campaign with Kmart for Halloween and we really stocked up on goodies.  Last year we had bloody chains and zombie … [Read more...]

Big Frye Sale at Shoes.com

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My favorite pair of Frye boots that I wear all the time are 50% off on Shoes.com!  They are these, the Women's Frye Jane Strappy and they are normally $400 but are on sale for $199.95!  I may have to order them in Suede.... very tempted.  Would it be crazy to own two pairs of these? ;-) Other Frye boots are on sale too up to 50% off! … [Read more...]

Fall Looks #FashionFriday

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Moving on with fall, I'm loving all my options this season.  Last weekend, we took a quick jaunt up to our local outlets and I went to town with a bunch of outlet prices.  I scored pretty big at the Banana Republic Outlet, Under Armour and Ann Taylor.  I've been doing mostly cropped jeans with loafers but I'm really wanting this fall to be my year … [Read more...]

Did You Guys See this Video? “Ray Rice Inspired Makeup Tutorial”

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The title of this video sounds so awful but when I saw 3 different friends share this on Facebook, I clicked through because I knew there had to be something beyond what the title implied. I love this girl and the angle she took on delivering her message with this video. Just watch and appreciate. … [Read more...]

No-Bake Egg-Free Cookie Dough Bars

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Do your kids like to eat raw cookie dough?  This is a recipe for you then, only it's safe because it's egg-free!  No baking involved! My neighbor Cindy introduced us to these. I may have to kill her for it. (Just kidding, love ya Cindy!) But these are seriously addicting in a not-low-calorie kind of way and it's using every ounce of restraint … [Read more...]

Rockport: Making Comfortable High Heels, Plus a Twitter Party TODAY #PoweredbyHeels

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Ladies, how do you feel when you're wearing a pair of high heels?  I'll admit, I feel sexy and sophisticated when I'm wearing a pair of high heels. But I've definitely also been in a pair of really awesome-looking heels that make me want to cry because they are so uncomfortable.  Just last week, I was at an event in a hair of high ones I own and … [Read more...]

Freshly Picked: Fashionable Shoes For Your Baby

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In the world of baby footwear we are all aware that shoes aren't necessarily meant to be functional. They are meant to complete an adorable outfit. The problem is that most are ill fitting and tend to fall off. The moccasins from Freshly Picked are different. These adorable baby shoes are both stylish and fit your baby's feet. A win win! Freshly … [Read more...]

Meet the Makeup Organizer You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Do!) #CutieCube

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Here's how my make-up & beauty routine used to go in the mornings: out of the shower after a workout, I'm generally in a hurry because I'm a busy Mom with a crazy schedule.  I was usually blow drying my hair-one handed while I did a mad dash through multiple make-up bags that sat next to my bathroom sink, trying to find the make-up I wanted for … [Read more...]

Baby Brezza Formula Pro: An Easy Way To Prepare Baby Bottles

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I nursed my son for a year and I plan on nursing my daughter (if I can), but when I saw this great product from Baby Brezza I was extremely excited to share it with you. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro is basically like a Keurig for baby formula. That means with a push of a button you get the perfect bottle every time! Sounds like a lifesaver to … [Read more...]

Shifting Your Summer Clothes to Fall Ones #FashionFriday

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I think we can officially say we're heading into fall territory with fashion trends based on the weather.  We still have high temps during the day here in Philly but the other day at my son's soccer game I actually had to get a fleece out!  It's coming, people! I do love the fall for fashion.  I don't love that it means that winter is coming … [Read more...]