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A Perfect Valentine’s Day Look #itfitsitflatters

Valentine's Day is almost here and I want to look and feel amazing. Heck, I want to look and feel amazing ALL the time! I've already pieced together a perfect Valentine's Day look for this year and couldn't feel more beautiful! Head over to the blog to check out essential pieces to my perfect look. #iffitsitflatters #alookforeveryleg #berkshirelegs #ValentinesDay #fashion #flauntyourcurves
~Thank you to Lipton Publicity for providing samples for review.~

I’m no fashion expert, but when it comes to piecing together an outfit that makes me feel beautiful, I have a few essentials to consider. With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, I knew I needed to start planning my look sooner than later. And I love shopping, so if I decided I needed something new I could get a little retail therapy in the process.

1. Pretty Dress

If I had to choose only one thing that makes me feel beautiful, it would definitely be a pretty dress. I’m a tank and jeans kind of girl so it’s not often you see me in a dress. But I’m trying to change that and have been wearing dresses much more lately.

Right now floral prints are really popular and that’s the route I took. I chose a simple and lightweight sleeveless dress in a ravishing red and floral print. It couldn’t be more perfect for Valentine’s Day!

2.  Legwear

If we had warmer weather, I definitely could make this dress work without any legwear. But because the average high has been in the 40’s, I need something to help keep my legs warm. Last month I introduced you to Berkshire and how they’ve completely changed my outlook on tights. So for my Valentine’s Day look, I knew right where to go for my legwear.

Valentine's Day is almost here and I want to look and feel amazing. Heck, I want to look and feel amazing ALL the time! I've already pieced together a perfect Valentine's Day look for this year and couldn't feel more beautiful! Head over to the blog to check out essential pieces to my perfect look. #iffitsitflatters #alookforeveryleg #berkshirelegs #ValentinesDay #fashion #flauntyourcurves

Instead of full footed tights, this time I went with the Easy On! Ankle Length Tights which feature:

  • Cooling fibers with knit in ventilation.
  • Extra stretch for room at the top.
  • Comfy control top.
  • Total coverage.
  • Easy to wear super soft fibers.
  • Comfy cuff at the ankle.

The thicker material did wonders for leg warmth and the color looks consistent throughout my whole leg. The fit is also great. One of the things that turned me off of tights years ago was how horribly the fit around my waist cut into me, but that’s not the case with Berkshire. I can wear Berkshire tights comfortably, with no tight waistband showing my pudge through my dress.

Valentine's Day is almost here and I want to look and feel amazing. Heck, I want to look and feel amazing ALL the time! I've already pieced together a perfect Valentine's Day look for this year and couldn't feel more beautiful! Head over to the blog to check out essential pieces to my perfect look. #iffitsitflatters #alookforeveryleg #berkshirelegs #ValentinesDay #fashion #flauntyourcurves

Plus, the footless style will allow me to use these year round. I can’t wait until warmer weather arrives and I can wear these tights with a pair of sandals.

3. Shoes

Which leads me to my next outfit decision – what shoes to wear. The chilly weather immediately eliminated anything open toed, so I turned to my favorite pair of black booties. Ladies, you can’t go wrong with booties!

4. Accessories

When it comes to accessories, the first thing I determine is if I’ll need a belt. This particular dress is flowy and I wanted a bit more curvature to the fit, so I added a thin royal blue belt. Such an easy and oftentime forgotten accessory.

To finish my Valentine’s Day look, I raided my jewelry box. My go-to jewelry piece is a long necklace. I have them in just about every color you can imagine and am constantly growing my collection. For this particular look, I decided to go with a blue beaded necklace to compliment the royal blue belt, and completed the look with a pair of tear drop dangle silver earrings.

Valentine's Day is almost here and I want to look and feel amazing. Heck, I want to look and feel amazing ALL the time! I've already pieced together a perfect Valentine's Day look for this year and couldn't feel more beautiful! Head over to the blog to check out essential pieces to my perfect look. #iffitsitflatters #alookforeveryleg #berkshirelegs #ValentinesDay #fashion #flauntyourcurves

What’s your favorite piece of this Valentine’s Day look?

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*Thank you to Lipton Publicity for providing Berkshire hosiery samples for my review and inspiring me to stay fashionable this Valentine’s Day.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Easily eRase Unwanted Winter Hair #GiftIdea

 The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~ Thank you to Lipton Publicity and Emjoi for providing product for my  review. Opinions are 100% my own.~

Ah, the things winter is made of – gentle snowflakes, cozy fires, hot chocolate, leggings, boots and – hairy legs? Ladies, you have to know what I’m talking about. When cold weather hits, we live in our leggings or pants, and quite frankly that means no task of shaving in the near future. No one’s going to see our grizzly bear legs so why bother?

The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

But at some point, enough is enough. We can’t go all winter with hairy legs and Emjoi has just the thing to help – the eRase e60 Epilator. Have you ever had a wax before? eRase is like getting a wax, but without using wax. Instead, eRase uses a series of 60 tweezers to electrically remove unwanted hair.

eRase e60 Highlights:

  • Removes hair from root for up to 6 weeks.
  • Removes hair as short as 0.3 mm.
  • Can be safely used on legs, bikini line, underarms and face.
  • Precision Hair Removal Technology effectively removes majority of hair in first passing to prevent skin irritation and save time.
  • Dual speed control.
  • Includes sensitive attachment for sensitive areas.
  • Corded electrical use.
  • Compact size great for easy use, storage and travel.

The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

I have never personally had a wax before and certainly never tweezed my leg hairs, so the eRase e60 Epilator was quite a first experience for me. When I took the plunge, I hadn’t shaved my legs in a good 2-3 weeks (I’ve been in serious winter legging mode) so my hairs were fairly long. I knew the eRase e60 would have no problem grabbing them, haha.

The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

I plugged in my eRase e60, pushed the power button to the first speed setting (wasn’t so sure I was ready for the second yet) and got to work. I ran the epilator up the shin of my leg, feeling every single hair it pulled from the root. Was it painful? Yes. Yes, it was.

Emjoi suggests showering and exfoliating the area before using eRase, to help with comfort. Warm water helps open the pores, so I’ll have to do that next time. But since I was able to go at my own pace, I got used to it after a few minutes, upped it to the faster speed setting and eRased my leg hairs.

The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

When I was done, my legs were covered in red spots where hairs had been pulled from the root. This didn’t last very long though and my legs were the smoothest they’d been in 3 weeks. The best part is they’ll stay this way for up to 6 weeks. That means no wasted time shaving in the shower, no wasted water from shaving and NO HAIRY WINTER LEGS! This girl has smooth legs under her leggings! Do you?!

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The eRase e60 Epilator would be the perfect gift for women (or even men who have unwanted hair) this holiday season. Ladies, get one for yourself or maybe even your daughter. Fellas, why not get one for your wife? I know you’d prefer her to have smooth legs over beary hairy ones. eRase e60 is the solution this winter!

You can find the eRase e60 in the Bermuda blue color, right at Emjoi for $79.95. And throughout the year, limited edition colors and patterns can be found at QVC.

Who will you give the gift of smooth legs to this holiday season?

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*Thank you to Lipton Publicity and Emjoi for providing an eRase e60 Epilator and inspiring me to get rid of my beary hairy winter legs.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Pampering Is Easy with #Groupon

Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons are all I need for a full day of pampering at an affordable price. #Groupon #ad
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Now that we’re soon to be in our new home, I have no idea where to go for all of my beauty  and pampering needs. All of my usual places are way too far, so I have to find new spots. And affordable ones at that.

My plan isn’t to just drive around looking for places in the area and I don’t know anyone around here so I can’t really ask around, so I’m turning to Groupon! Not only can I find savings on all of my health, beauty and wellness needs, but it’s a way to easily narrow down locations that are close to me.

Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons are all I need for a full day of pampering at an affordable price. #Groupon #ad

The first thing on my list is a massage. After loading up all of our belongings in a storage container at our old address, I could barely move the next day and we haven’t even unloaded everything at our new place yet. I’m sure I’ll be sore and stiff the day after we do that, too. So being the proactive person that I am, I’ve already started planning a day of pampering for when we’re all moved. While browsing Groupon I found tons of Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons that fit the bill.

This isn’t my first time using massage Groupons, either. My boyfriend actually surprised me not too long ago with a Groupon for a local spa near our old home and it was an awesome experience. I got 3 facials, 3 full-body chair massages and 3 water bed massages all for just $29, and the spa itself was very serene and relaxing. I went once a month over a 3 month period, so it was literally 3 days of pampering in one great deal!

And now that I’m planning my own day of pampering, I can’t wait to make time after this move is over to get a massage. I’m already eyeing Groupons for a deep-tissue massage, a foot massage, a facial and everything in between!

Have you ever used a Groupon for a pampering need?

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Relax, Refresh & Rejuvenate with Pur~lisse

The Pur-lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask is the perfect at-home facial treatment for promoting a healthy glow, and beautiful and blemish free complexion. Just sit back and relax while the refreshing feel of the mask rejuvenates your skin. #PurlissePerfect #ad
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You’ve probably noticed I’ve been out of action for the past week.  It’s because we are moving long distance and I just haven’t had the time to get online, much less anything else, including any type of relaxation or beauty routine. You’ll be able to see in a minute exactly what I mean.

Last night I made time for a much needed break, even if it were only for 15 minutes. All this running around looking for a new place to live, while temporarily staying in a hotel, has really worn me out. It was time to pull out my Pur~lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask. It’s my ticket to relaxation, refreshment and rejuvenation!

Infused with Blue Lotus, White Tea and restorative Asian botanicals, Pur~lisse’s treatment sheet mask provides my skin with the antioxidants and minerals it needs to fight unsightly blemishes and improve my skin texture. And after the week I’ve had, I need all of this times 10! Stress has taken over and it’s only a matter of time before blemishes start appearing.

The Pur-lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask is the perfect at-home facial treatment for promoting a healthy glow, and beautiful and blemish free complexion. Just sit back and relax while the refreshing feel of the mask rejuvenates your skin. #PurlissePerfect #ad

Now, it’s obvious this is quite a scary look. Definitely no question about that. In fact, my 4 year old son saw me and tried running the other way. Unfortunately for him, there wasn’t really anywhere to go since we’re in a hotel right now. My 1 year old didn’t really know what to think either and I don’t blame her. I tried to smile for pictures but it caused space between the mask and my skin because I was creating different curves than when I applied it.

But looking beyond the mask, it’s pretty clear my week as been rough so some relaxation, refreshment and rejuvenation was much needed. When all was said and done, it was SO worth looking like a crazed, masked maniac for a little bit, haha.

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The Pur~lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask is really easy to use. Simply start with cleansed skin, open the packet and unfold the mask, and then place it on your face while smoothing it out as much as possible.

Next is the best part – just sit back and let it work for 15-20 minutes. This is where relax and refresh come into play. The calming scent of the Blue Lotus and White Tea are extremely relaxing, and the feel on my face is just so refreshing. It’s a bit of a cool feeling, but not that tingly minty type of cool I’ve experienced with other products. I almost fell asleep wearing my mask last night.

After 15-20 minutes, or in my case when I started to feel like I was dozing off, take the mask off. This will leave a glossy formula on your skin, but rather than rinsing, just massage it in. This is where rejuvenation plays its part. Using the Pur~lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask 1-2 times each week helps provide a healthy glow and youthful appearance.

Need I say more?! This is exactly what I needed last night and today I woke up feeling much better about myself. Let’s just say I wore my hair down today for the first time in probably  2 weeks and I look more awake today too. I just needed a little boost to get me back into some normalcy and feeling better on a personal level.

How would you use the Pur~lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask – as part of your daily routine or as a pick-me-up?

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Tame Unruly Curls with #Curlfriends

#Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is easy to use and helps manage fly-aways and frizz. Beautiful hair. Perfect curls. #curlyhair

Never in my life have I ever had to deal with taming curly hair. That is, until my son came along with some of the most gorgeous curly locks in the world. But keeping his curls under control surely hasn’t been the easiest thing to do and it’s something we have to make time to manage at least a few times a week.

I, myself, have straight hair and would sometimes love to have the curls my son does, but after the trials and tribulations of trying to manage his curls, I wouldn’t want to have to personally deal with them on a daily basis. His head of hair is enough curls to deal with as it is.

#Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is easy to use and helps manage fly-aways and frizz. Beautiful hair. Perfect curls. #curlyhair

This is the unruly, no way I’m brushing through that, hard to manage, hot mess, that is my son’s head of curly hair. And as you can see from his facial expression, he’s not the biggest fan of dealing with his hair either. It just so happened to be a bath day and he knew that meant brushing through his hair. Nonetheless, we had to do something.

#Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is easy to use and helps manage fly-aways and frizz. Beautiful hair. Perfect curls. #curlyhair

He made it through bath time, got dressed and was now at the point of brushing through his hair. The picture above is pre-brushing and what we had to work with after towel drying. We did our usual routine by spraying in some detangler and brushing, and then tried a new product, Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum.

#Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is easy to use and helps manage fly-aways and frizz. Beautiful hair. Perfect curls. #curlyhair

Over his 4 years (3 years of actual curl taming management), we’ve tried multiple products for curly hair. So to him, it was just another day in the life, but it didn’t come without the question of “Mom, more new hair stuff?” Yes son, we’re trying another hair product. Hopefully this one helps.

#Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is easy to use and helps manage fly-aways and frizz. Beautiful hair. Perfect curls. #curlyhair

About Curlfriends:

  • Made from all-natural ingredients.
  • No alcohol or artificial colors.
  • Infused with rosemary to prevent hair loss (my son doesn’t need this at 4 y/o, but it’s still a nice attribute).
  • Fights frizz and stiffness.
  • Controls fly-aways and adds shine.
  • Daily use adds volume.
  • Works on wet AND dry hair.
  • Lightweight/never greasy.

Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is just one product in a larger line of a hair care system. The “3” on the bottle indicates it’s the third step to a more involved hair care process, but since I’m using it for my son, I felt like the tame smoothing serum is what he needed the most. But if you really want to get involved in caring for your curly hair, Curlfriends does have shampoos, conditioners and more.

#Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is easy to use and helps manage fly-aways and frizz. Beautiful hair. Perfect curls. #curlyhair

It’s hard to see in my hand because Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is clear, but I put about 6 drops in my hand (directions say 4 drops, but my son has a lot of hair). I then rubbed it into both hands and applied it directly to my son’s damp, brushed hair.

The first thing I tend to notice about hair products are their scent and the scent of Curlfriends is very pleasant, but not overpowering. It’s a clean and sweet, yet subtle scent, making it perfect for anyone.

#Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is easy to use and helps manage fly-aways and frizz. Beautiful hair. Perfect curls. #curlyhair

Applying it was the easy part, but the real test was to see how my son’s hair looked after it air dried. You can also blow dry your hair, but I don’t even own a hairdryer, so we just let our hair air dry around here.

As the day has gone by, I have to say so far so good.  He did still have some frizzies after his hair dried, so I applied a few more drops of Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum and it made a bit of a difference.

#Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is easy to use and helps manage fly-aways and frizz. Beautiful hair. Perfect curls. #curlyhair

But the biggest difference I’ve noticed, especially as he runs around and jumps on the furniture and everything else, is his curls look so soft and bouncy. With other curly hair products, his hair tends to become stiff and crunchy feeling, but that’s not the case with Curlfriends.

#Curlfriends Tame Smoothing Serum is easy to use and helps manage fly-aways and frizz. Beautiful hair. Perfect curls. #curlyhair

Overall, his hair looks much healthier and he seems to be enjoying it, as once again, you can tell based on the difference in his facial expressions from when we started to where we are now. And I can’t say I blame him.

How do you manage curly hair?

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