SpaceNK – By Terry

Bloomingdale's

SpaceNK is such an awesome place to shop– if you weren’t aware of it, you are now.

Yesterday I made an appointment to get a make over by the By Terry make up artist at Bloomingdale’s it was such a treat! I loved literally every product she used on me! It was hard to buy everything, as I have a lot of skin care that I need to use up at home first, but I have a list of the products and I absolutely intend to get them down the line!!!

Here are the highlights of the products she used on me (and I recommend each of these, so if you need skin care, grab them now):

This product brightens on contact, literally– so, if you have any concerns with overall brightening of your skin, dark spots, etc. this baby is for you!

The minute this landed on my skin, there was a noticeable difference, it illuminates the skin and makes you look gorgeous. It gives you that bright all-over glow.

Oh my God – I am in love, this stuff does not rub off, I am a mommy and my kids are constantly rubbing up against my face, this blush comes in gorgeous shades (you’re sure to find one that matches your skin tone) and it looks glorious once it’s on, to stay! Grab it today!

This is such a magnificent cleanser and the feel of it is lush, it smells wonderful too (all her products do) it’s the sweet smelling rose, which is the basis of all of her products!

So, these are the products that I liked the most (although I loved them all) but these are the ones I can’t live without at the moment. So, I wanted to share them with you because I think every woman should experience the beauty of By Terry. I mean it.

Where do you buy your skin care/make up? Leave me a comment!

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links

Dreamworks’ Home

Space NK

Are your kids excited to see the movie home? My daughter is really looking forward to watching it…

Home_(2015_film)_poster

Get them in the mood by buying a Home themed lamp from Lamps Plus – my daughter adores hers and it looks lovely in her room! She’s getting older, and this lamp replaced the one she’s had since she was a baby, she’s a big girl now (almost 6 years old) so, it’s perfect! I’m so excited for her. I loved it myself (see a picture of the lamp, after we assembled it, below).

unnamed (8)

The “HOME” movie-inspired designs by Lamps Plus include made-to-order and hand-assembled shades that feature Oh, the lead character from the movie, making them a perfect way to bring the movie magic home.

“HOME” introduces audiences to Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet who lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, when he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the word “HOME.”

Your kid is guaranteed to love this lamp, especially if they love the movie!

Feel free to check out their collection of “Home” inspired lamps, they have several.

LampsPlus.com - America's Lighting Superstore!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

3 Pick-Me-Ups for a Busy and Fashionable Woman

Working long hours, barely getting enough rest, aching muscles – we’ve all experienced the frustrating side effects of working hard and doing our very best to succeed. These three pick-me-ups are perfect for a busy career-oriented fashionista that deserves a little bit of pampering. Think you’re too busy for a pick-me-up? Think again! These three tips will only take you ten minutes or less.

Buy Skinny Jeans You’ll Love

Being super busy can actually do you a favor, in the weight department that is. As long as you’re taking care of yourself health wise and are not forgetting to eat, why not run to the mall — or better yet you can shop online during your lunch break – and treat yourself to a new pair of slimming jeans? There are plenty of slimming jeans available, including plus size skinny jeans, petite skinny jeans, and even stretch skinny jeans available on NYDJ. Buy a pair of jeans that you can wear to the office, or save them for a special occasion for when you actually get time to go out with the girls to see a new chick flick in the theater.

Listen to a Favorite Song

Listening to a favorite song seems simple, doesn’t it? It’s proven that music can boost someone’s mood, and playing a favorite tune or two will help put a smile on your face when work is crazy and you have zero time. If your work allows music at your desk try creating a new CD with some of the more recent songs. You’ll find yourself humming along to some upbeat tunes that will make the day go by more quickly, and you will be in better spirits.

Call a Friend on the Phone

When you’re busy it’s easy to get out of touch with friends, so instead of continuing to make excuses, take the ten minutes during your lunch or after work and call a girlfriend. Even if she doesn’t pick up because she’s more of a texter she’ll appreciate the gesture. What’s more, it will mean a lot to your friends knowing that even though you’re crazy busy you’re making the effort to stay in touch rather than allowing way too much time to pass you by before you try to reach out.

Free Spring Brights Welcome Box for New Maven Subscribers

Bloomingdale's

Free Spring Brights Welcome Box for New Maven Subscribers

(Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.)

Julep Beauty Inc.

Photo is representative of the products included, however actual colors and bonus products may vary based on stock availability.

Spring has arrived and fingers and toes are calling out for bright, fun colors! Julep has a new Maven subscriber welcome box offer that is perfect for the occasion. Fun brights and a top-notch beauty bonus make up the Spring Brights Welcome Box and it’s free for new Maven subscribers (a $62 value). As a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trend setting colors and top-rated beauty products every month in addition to plenty more perks such as:

Julep Maven is affordable. You get over $40 of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month.

Julep Maven is flexible. Once you are a Maven and have paid for your first box, you can skip a month if you need to or you can gift your box to a friend – you have choices.

Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.

Mavens get benefits all month long at Julep – like 20% off Julep.com, free shipping, early access to secret sales and more – imagine what you can save on your shopping!

A Maven subscription is also a great gift for the nail polish and beauty product lover in your life.

Join Julep Maven and get the Spring Brights Welcome Box FREE! ($62 value) Just pay $2.99 shipping . Enter the code SUMMERFUN at checkout.

Splurge / Save – Not What You Might Expect

Memebox

Kohl’s and Bloomingdale’s are carrying remarkably similar baby bodysuits. I want your opinion on this.

So, when you think of Kohl’s you probably think save and when you think of Bloomingdale’s you probably think splurge.

Am I right?

Think again.

Here’s what I found while looking around on the internet for baby clothes.

8298653_fpx

 

Bloomingdale’s $20

1985659

 

Kohl’s $30

1219696_fpx

 

Bloomingdale’s $20

1829351

 

Kohl’s $26

What do you think? Remarkably similar, no?

I found this quite funny, and definitely unexpected.

First Comes Baby Then Baby Fat Comes Off With FitTea PostNatal

 

Now that I’ve had a baby, losing the baby weight is not the easiest thing to do! I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about if you’ve had a baby before.

So… if you, like me, are a mom looking to lose weight post baby– you aren’t alone. I gained over 40 pounds while pregnant! And I just don’t feel like myself. While most of the weight does shed once the baby is born, your post baby body needs help. Eating less just isn’t going to cut it, especially when you feel hungry and still crave things for what seems like all the time. Plus the key, for me, is getting the wieght off, and keeping it off. I would like to get back my pre-baby body as soon as possible.

Statistics Show That 95% of Dieters Won’t Lose Weight (and Keep It Off) with Exercise and Food Alone

This is where FitTea PostNatal FatBurner comes in, it’s a herbal supplement that will assist you in getting rid of stubborn baby fat. Read about the benefits of using this product here.

This product is perfect for me because I’m breastfeeding, which burns calories, so I’ll be doubling my fat burning when taking this supplement! If you’re looking for a safe way to  increase your metabolism, burn fat, and even increase milk production FitTea PostNatal FatBurner might be the product you’re looking for.

Some highlights:

  • Increases your energy levels
  • Produces more lactation
  • Thermogenic fat burner
  • Contains NO caffeine or stimulants
  • Supports healthy weight loss

More:

You’re eating for two, which means you have to know exactly what’s going in your body! This 100 percent, all natural formula is safe for you, safe for your baby, and will make it easier to lose those stubborn pounds.

Their formula is not only safe, it’s great for moms that breastfeed! When you take FitTea Postnatal supplements, you’re actually increasing your milk production which means you’re:

INCREASING HEALTHY ANTIBODIES FOR YOUR BABY

BUILDING YOUR BABIES IMMUNE SYSTEM

INCREASING LACTATION—PROVIDING MORE FOOD FOR YOUR BABY

While FitTea’s PostNatal Fatburner is safe for use in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, remind your readers that it’s always wise to check with their doctors first.

So, I had a baby…

Memebox Starter Kit #Beginwithskin

too

And when you have a baby, especially if it’s a c-section (I know, because my first one wasn’t a c-section and it felt like it was so much easier to recover) you need something extremely comfortable to wear, and I mean extremely because everything hurts. This is especially true for undergarments– thank you too! Seriously, these underwear are (and have been) a life saver. But they’re awesome for anytime use, of course.

I had the pleasure of trying the hipster underwear in pink, and the bikini underwear in black (both pictured below) and I loved them (and highly recommend)!

Hipster-Shop-Window-small

Bikini-Shop-Window-small

What’s really wonderful about too is that they will donate 1 pair of underwear, for every pair you purchase, to a woman’s shelter. So shop there for a good cause.

Expecting? Supplet!

logo-196febe6d66bd4c4c3cf2a45a2641054

I just had a baby, and although that is joyous (yay, sleepless nights!) there are so many things we need when the baby comes (and before!). Companies that cater to expecting (and new) moms are awesome, which is why I want to cover my review of a wonderful subscription box called Supplet. This box is super helpful, and is chock full of products that mothers can use.

My box had helpful samples to introduce baby appropriate products to me– they also included a full size bottle of Bundle Organics juice (these juices are OBGYN recommended). It’s a nice surprise coming home to a box of goodies specially tailored to your needs.’

How it works:

“When you sign up for Supplet, every month you or your gift receiver will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products for mom-to-be or mom. Our goal is to delight and excite every mom–to-be and mom with a beautiful box filled with healthy and premium products that will help her and her baby live better. If you want to buy more of a specific product or gift a favorite item to a friend, we’ll give you exclusive opportunities to order more products at a great rate.”

They offer a 1, 3 and 6 month subscription.

“Inside each supplet box is a collection of curated goodness that will complement one of the most important times in a woman’s life.”

In addition, they have a store where you can shop their hand selected products.

Expecting? Just had a baby?

Supplet is perfect for you, give it a try! Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

supplet_600_315_4

 

 

Three Signs That You’re Ready for Plastic Surgery

*temp*

When it comes to plastic surgery, timing is an important consideration. Undergoing cosmetic surgery during the cold winter months may seem ideal in terms of recovery. Baggy sweaters and scarves can mask swelling and other tell-tale signs of surgery, and holiday time off can double as recovery time. But the truth is, there is no perfect month or time of year for undergoing plastic surgery; whether or not you’re ready for undergoing plastic surgery; whether or not you’re ready for plastic surgery depends on several other factors that aren’t seasonal.

The first step in determining when or if you’re ready for surgery is consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the experience and knowledge to help you figure things out. Through candid discussions, you and your doctor can identify if the timing is good, or if there are reasons to postpone surgery for another time. Here are a few additional aspects to consider when planning your cosmetic surgery.

Mental and Emotional Stability

While most individuals who decide to undergo plastic surgery may have been considering it for months or years, there are a few who make the decision impulsively or for the wrong reasons. An experienced plastic surgeon will determine whether a patient is pursuing plastic surgery logically and rationally, or making a rash decision or attempting to please another person.

During consultation, an evaluation of different factors such as your expectations, general demeanor, and personal motives are essential to providing an accurate assessment of whether surgery is right for you.

Physical Health

A qualified surgeon will take all reasonable steps to rule out any potential health factors that could interfere with a successful operation. For example, if you have a few extra pounds you plan on losing, a doctor might advise you to hold off on a liposuction procedure to achieve optimal results. Medical conditions such as diabetes or lifestyle factors such as smoking must also be accounted for. According to the website of Dr. Kouros Azar, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks, California, overall health is important whether you’re having a simple breast augmentation or a complex multi-stage procedure. “All patients are carefully screened for medical problems that might contribute to problems during plastic surgery. These problems are either addressed or avoided prior to surgery as much as possible.” Looking out for your health, safety, and satisfaction is in everyone’s best interests.

Financial Security

If you’ve ever made a major purchase, maybe you’re familiar with how much goes into the decision-making process. Because undergoing plastic surgery isn’t a hasty (or cheap) decision, one could categorize a cosmetic procedure as an investment. However, it isn’t a necessity, and no one should put themselves in a financial bind to pay for plastic surgery. While it is possible to finance all or a portion of your surgery, ideally you should have money set aside to pay for at least part of the bill.

So, are the cold winter months the best time of year to have plastic surgery? Contrary to what the marketers would have you think, each patient has his or her own “best season,” and that’s whenever they are prepared mentally, physically, and financially.

Popchips Healthy Snack Options

As a mother, I like to think of healthy (and fun) snack options for my 5 year old and for the family, because if we eat healthy, we instill healthy eating habits in our kids; which is a great goal to have. My daughter eats a snack and lunch at school, often we are challenged in what to send her as a snack. We have gone through the veggie and fruit options; carrots and ranch, fruit bags, you name it– she’s had it. Often she eats them, which is great, but after having had the same thing over and over a few weeks at a time, she’s become tired of it. Kids like junk food (as do adults!)– she’s a big fan of chips and cookies (and who can blame them?) cookies are often decorated with colorful icing, chips have yummy flavors like Bar-b-que, and the list goes on. But we would rather she (and we) ate healthy.

Popchips are a healthy, good for you snack, that you can dress up as a fun snack for school and at home– for the whole family to enjoy. Why are they healthier? They are un-fried, contain good high oelic oils (High oleic oil is high in unsaturated fat, low in saturated fat, and has no trans fat.) giving them all the flavor and half the fat!

Yet they are loaded with flavor!

SCENE-05-IMAGE-1e62e15483bcdf802305e3f837dc5d4a

And lucky for me, they have barbeque (my daughter’s favorite flavor)!

why-popchips_SCENE_01_BAG

Learn more about these delicious snacks here

Some snack ideas:

Pick a popchip flavor, put some tomato sauce on top and sprinkle a little bit of cheese heat it up, and voila, you’ve got yourself (or your child) a mini pizza!

snacksmall_v1_1500_mop-up-popizza.jpg_573d332a5bfb46b816f6f44c2420264b

Sweet treats:

Popchip chocolate and marshmallow sandwich, quickly warmed up, for some almost campfire goodness!

snacksmall_612x612_campfire-popwich

Or simply send them to school as a yummy side to any sandwich.

picnic_640x640

Grab a bag and dig in!

This post is sponsored by Popchips, opinions are my own.