Jade Facial Roller = Obsessed

Happy Father’s Day! Today we’re talking about my latest obsession, the jade facial roller.

There are many claims about the benefits of the jade roller, from lymphatic drainage to increased circulation.

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I’ve used the jade roller everyday for the last 7 days straight and here’s why I’m obsessed:

  • It’s a facial massage! I deal with tension headaches a lot and facial massages help tremendously!
  • It’s cooling. I put it in the refrigerator for an extra cool.
  • It’s gorgeous. One of those beauty items you want to leave out on your vanity.

I think I need to use it a little longer to realize some of the other benefits like the circulation and product permeability.

I got mine from Marshalls! I most definitely recommend!

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Lip Color: Yes You Can!

Happy Wednesday! It’s warming up outside your winter blues should be long gone! I know mine are!

Warm summer weather means bright  colors! Wearing bright colors specifically. From your clothes to your toes, summer is time for fun bright colors.

Today we’re talking about bright lip colors. A lot of people play it safe and stick to neutrals or their go tos they feel look good on them. It’s time to branch out and take a chance!

Try a bold red or bright pink! Makeup is about experimenting and having fun! Don’t ignore your darker colors this summer either! Both ends of the spectrum are fun!

Don’t want to spend a lot of money on colors you may never wear? Use the Sephora app to virtually try on different lip colors!

Have fun and find your fun summer lip!

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Spring Living Room Update

Happy Sunday! Its May! Spring is officially here according to this Charleston weather. It’s getting hot here folks.

So in the spirit of the season I’ve done a little update to my living room to bring me out of winter.

Brighter colors and more light!

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What spring updates have you made to your living space?

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Family Photo Wall

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I want to share my take on the family photo wall.

I take a lot of pics on my cell phone,  who doesn’t? I also live in an apartment where I’m not about to put a bunch of holes in the wall to hang picture frames. I use the free prints app a lot too! I mean a lot! It’s an app that prints your pics for free you just pay shipping!

So I have all these pics laying around. Solution:

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I bought these lighted strands that come with little clothes pins. I’ve found them at Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Rue 21, a bunch of places! Price? 7 bucks!  The clothes pins are metallic and some have designs. The strands light up you just add batteries.

I arranged the strands how I wanted on the wall and used the clothes pins to hang the pictures! Easy, simple, and fun!

What do you think?

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Lace Dresser Update

Hello and happy Sunday! You may remember but I did a post on the blog a long time ago where I did an update to my mom’s old dresser with paint and lace.

It has proven to be a very popular post even today! Well I decided to update that dresser again!

I changed the paint and the way the lace was placed this time. I also added new pulls. Check out the before and after and if you want to see the original, search for the lace dresser post to see where it all started!

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What do you think?

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Mid Week Haul #2

Bringing you a mini haul this hump day. I was shopping for birthday gifts and I stumbled on a few things for me too!

I just received my Ulta catalog and there were a few items I had to check out.

I ended up purchasing the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat (I’m in love with this palette!), a backup Perversion Mascara, Morphe blending brush, and ELF highlighter brush. The Vice lipstick was a freebie for purchasing a certain amount in Urban Decay products.

 

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What have you purchased lately?

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The Bougie Water Challenge

Here’s something fun for your Wednesday. There was a debate going on about bottle water; which brand is better or does it really matter it’s all the same.

I used to laugh at the bougie people paying upwards of $3 a bottle for “artisan water”. I thought water is water is water and it’s all nasty! LOL I don’t like to drink water so in an effort to drink more water and see what all the fuss was about I created the bougie water challenge.

I went to the store and I bought all the different waters so I could evaluate them and see if one was superior to the others.

I purchased: Fiji, Evian, Voss still and sparkling, Eternal Water, S. Pellegrino, Perrier, Life Wtr, Core Hydration, and Boxed Water.

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Evaluation:

Fiji: Claim to fame: Natural artisan water from the islands of Fiji, bottled at the source. Untouched by humans until you unscrew the cap (nice huh!).

Pros: crisp, refreshing, quenching, no weird taste, 7.7 pH, easy to open bottle, travel friendly, aesthetically pleasing

Cons: none

Conclusion: I like this water I would buy it regularly

Evian: Claim to fame: Natural spring water from the French Alps.

Pros: 7.2 pH, travel friendly, easy to open bottle, quenching, no after taste

Cons: spring water taste, not as crisp and refreshing as Fiji

Conclusion: I would buy it if I couldn’t find Fiji

Voss Sparkling: Claim to fame: Artesian water from Norway.

Pros: This was my first time trying plain sparkling water it was weird in a good way! Refreshing and crisp, cool aesthetic- glass bottle very tall, no after taste, taste best ice cold

Cons: not quenching, not travel friendly, no pH given

Conclusion: Great sparkling water! I would buy it again. Regularly? Probably not just because it’s sparkling.

Voss Still: Claim to fame: Artesian water from Norway.

Pros: refreshing, quenching, great bottle aesthetic

Cons: not travel friendly, extremely hard to open (may have just been that bottle lol), no pH given

Conclusion: I would keep a bottle or two in my fridge.

Eternal Water:  Claim to fame: Naturally alkaline spring water from the most pure and pristine sources on Earth.

Pros: Bio bottle (environmentally friendly), pH 7.8-8.2, nice bottle design, easy to open, crisp, refreshing, and quenching, travel friendly, no taste

Cons: none

Conclusion: I would purchase again.

S. Pellegrino: Claim to fame: bottled at the source San Pellegrino Terme (Bergamo) Italy. Sparkling natural mineral water.

Pros: refreshing, love the bottle design (I’m a sucker for glass bottles), easy screw top

Cons: tasted minerally, weird during taste (felt like I needed a chaser), no pH given

Conclusion: I would stock some for looks on my bar cart but I would NEVER drink S. Pellegrino again.

Perrier: Claim to fame: Captured at the source in France. Sparkling natural mineral water.

Pros: love the bottle, easy to drink from, refreshing, no sodium

Cons: still minerally tasting (not as bad as Pellegrino), no pH given, not quenching, not travel friendly

Conclusion: I would buy for looks not for drinking. I DO NOT like mineral water!

Life Wtr: Claim to fame: Purified water pH balanced, electrolytes for taste. Thirst Inspiration.

Pros: support artists/designers (adds to the aesthetic), squirt top (yassss), travel perfect, refreshing, tastes good, quenching, no after taste or during taste

Cons: basic

Conclusion: great everyday water; I would purchase again but it doesn’t give me those good bougie vibes

Core Hydration: Claim to fame: Perfect pH water.

Pros: cool bottle, 7.4 pH (the pH of your body), environmentally friendly bottle, no sodium, fresh, crisp, clean, no taste, quenching

Cons: could be more travel friendly

Conclusion: great water reminds me of Essentia (I would have included it in my test but I couldn’t find it- great water!), I would buy it regularly.

Boxed Water: Claim to fame: Boxed water is better. Purified water.

Pros: Eco friendly bottle, process, super small carbon footprint, charitable, crisp, refreshing, quenching, good water, fun aesthetic

Cons: not super easy to drink from

Conclusion: I would buy one or two for conversation but I wouldn’t purchase it regularly. It’s great water but not worth the money.

Ultimate Conclusion: Fiji is my choice for the ultimate bougie water. It’s good water and it gives me those good bougie vibes!

What do you think?

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