July 24, 2015

PINSPIRATION | BAR CART LOVE


I have a little "Pinspiration" today on the blog for you ladies. I have been obsessing over bar carts lately. How fun, right? I am in the process of putting one together for my main room in the house for entertaining. I thought I would share some of these fab bar carts I used for inspiration. (images from pinterest

I love how each cart added other feminine touches. I love the flowers and framed prints.








July 12, 2015

MY LITTLE | ALLEY & RAE


Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Last week was an extremely busy week at our house, so I wasn't able to blog. Last week my little dude also turned 6 months old. OH how things are changing! He is a little guy with such a BIG personalty. Phillip is rolling, crawling, playing, talking lots of  gibberish, and laughing, laughing, laughing. This also means he has gone up a size, and I am having a lot of fun styling my little guy. Today I wanted to share some super cute tees from one of my favorite shops, Alley & Rae. I have been following them for a while now and was excited when he could fit into their shirts. Being a graphic + web designer, I am a huge supporter of small shops, handmade, and etsy shops. It takes a lot of love, long hours, hard work, and dedication. 

We finally got some nice sunshine, so little man did some modeling outside yesterday. This fearless tee has to be my favorite. Phillip did a little shoe twinning with daddy too.






 The boombox tee totally fits Phillip's personality! I love it! 






I loved the material. Very soft. They weren't stiff and didn't wrinkle easily. I love that the instructions for washing is right on the tag that comes with the shirt. 

For more cute apparel from Alley & Rae check out their website and use code KISSME15 at checkout for a 15% discount on items (Expires 9/15). You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


June 25, 2015

FOOD | JUNE LOVE WITH FOOD BOX



Where my foodies at? My Instagram post on the Love with Food subscription sparked some interest with followers, so I thought I would just do a post about it here on the blog. Who doesn't love a tasty healthy snack? Well this box is healthy, tasty, and for a good cause. Every box you purchase goes to help fight childhood hunger in America. 

The mister and I went on a road trip for Father's Day weekend, and we brought our box along to snack on the way. 



Box subscriptions start at $7.99 a month. I am subscribed to the tasting box. The tasting box includes 8+ new snacks each month to try. All snacks are either organic or all natural, GMO-free, or free of artificial junk. You receive free shipping on every box also.

I received the following in my box for the month of June-

  • Kutoa peanutbutter and jelly bar 
  • Pop chips (crazy hot)
  • Tea candy x3
  • Stone Fire naan crisps
  • Brownie brittle (Salted caramel)
  • Emily's trail mix
  • Funny face cranberries
  • Sheffa everything savory bar


The hubs and I really enjoyed trying each snack. Everything was so  tasty! We are total foodies and love trying new foods. The Brownie Brittle, Pb + J bar, and the hot Pop chips were our favorites.

If you would like to try out this subscription click here to view their packages. Remember, it is for a good cause!




BEAUTY | SINFULCOLORS HAVING A BLAST COLLECTION


Hello ladies! Isn't it crazy July 4th is just over a week away already? I am looking forward to some time with the family, friends, BBQ, and festive cocktails. This is the first 4th of July for my son, so it should be a lot of fun! I am also all about festive nails, so I was super happy about this Sinfulcolors Having A Blast collection. It really is the perfect July 4th collection.  

From the Having a Blast collection I have included the following-
  • Ruby Ruby- The perfect July 4th red! 
  • Snow Me White- Very snow white! Perfect for creating those flag nail designs.
  • Hot Spot- Your classic all American navy blue.
  • Out Of This World- A pretty and shimmery silver.
  • Star Blast Off- A very festive accent polish with red, white, and blue flakes + stars.



The star blast off collection is available at Walgreens and other mass retailers for July 2015. You can't beat the price at only $1.99 each.  I would love to see some of your festive nail art, so please tag Sinfulcolors to show off your creative mani or pedi. Check out the SinfulColors website to view more colors and collections. You can also follow with Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram for updates and nail inspiration.






June 9, 2015

STYLE | JUNE ROCKSBOX


Hi ladies! I hope you are having a wonderful day! I received my June Rocksbox today and thought I would share on the blog. If you missed my post from last month you can check it out here if you are interested. Never heard of Rocksbox? For $19, Rocksbox comes with 3 pieces of high quality designer jewelry . Every piece is selected by a stylist from items you place on your wish list (at the Rocksbox website.) You also fill out a survey, so that they get a better feel for your personal style. You can wear the jewelry as much as you like, and when you are tired of wearing it you just send it back for another box of new jewelry. You also have the option of purchasing any of the items from your box if you end up liking the jewelry you receive. You can also cancel at any time! Postage and packaging to send back is also covered by Rocksbox in your subscription price. Here is a peek into the box I received this month.






The Sophie Harper triangle necklace was on my wishlist, so I was super happy to see it made it in my box this month. Both the wrap bracelet and statement necklace were a total surprise and I LOVE them. I can't wait to style them with outfits this month. I very pleased with everything I got in my box this month.



A slip comes in each box with the name of each piece and the price of each. You can also go on the Rocksbox website and leave your feedback (like, love , dislike) so that each box gets better and better.


If you would like to try out Rocksbox you can use my code and get your first box FREE! Just use code "JACENDABFF" at checkout. If you aren't impressed after that, you can cancel at any time. 




June 5, 2015

BEAUTY | MAY FAVORITES


Hi beauties! Happy Friday! Who else was a little sad to see May go? May really has such beautiful weather. I also had my first Mother's Day, so it was a little special for me. It has been a few months since I did my monthly favorites, but I thought I would share a few things I was loving all May long.






I received the "Intensify me!" liquid eyeliner with the "Super Sizer" mascara  in a package from Covergirl to try before it hit stores. I reviewed the mascara, but I didn't do a review on this little gem. I thought I would just stick it in with my monthly favorites. I didn't care for the mascara much, but I really loved this eyeliner. It is so easy to line the top of my eyes for a winged eye. It is also very black. I love my eyeliners really black. It stays put for about 8 hours after application. I will repurchase when this one runs out. 



 "Good morning hope" and the ever so popular "Mint candy apple" have been such favorites of mine for May. I love soft pretty shades in the spring.





I promise I wasn't trying to do a mint theme! I just LOVE anything mint or spearmint (not just in May). I also love Honest products. If you follow this blog, you know I use Honest for my son, but I have really been looking to try more products from them. This organic lip balm is perfect! Not only is it minty, but it isn't overpowering. I was impressed with how soft it keeps my lips. I am hearing good things about their organic deodorant, so I think that might be the next product I try from Honest. 





I always see this candle when I make my rounds at Bath & Body Works, but I haven't ever really picked it up...I honestly don't know why. I finally purchased it and I really love it! AGAIN, I promise it wasn't an intentional theme. This candle makes me happy and I love lighting it while I do my work.


What were you loving in May?


May 20, 2015

STYLE | REBECCA MINKOFF SALE

I always get asked about the pink and gold Rebecca Minkoff wallet I have been posting in some of my photos lately. I snagged it on the last 70% off sale not that long ago. Rebecca is having an up to 50% off sale right now, so if you didn't get in on the last sale, now is a great time to purchase. Here are some of my favorites.






May 10, 2015

LIFESTYLE | ALICE & IVORY

My home office has been undergoing some changes lately. I am still getting organized, but I wanted to share with you one of my favorite shops for cute prints. I got this adorable print from Alice & Ivory. If you haven't been to their shop you can click here. There is a sale every Monday and Tuesday. Cute totes, mugs and apparel are also available on the website at an affordable price. I am in love with this print and I think it fits in perfectly.









May 8, 2015

BEAUTY | COVERGIRL'S NEW THE SUPER SIZER MASCARA


I was excited to be one of the first few selected by Covergirl and Influenster to test out this mascara before it had hit stores. I am still on the hunt for that perfect drugstore mascara.

THE SUPERSIZER DESCRIPTION-
What’s different and unique about this mascara? The brush! Instead of a traditional mascara brush, The SuperSizer is the only mascara with an exclusive Lash Styler.  The Lash Styler looks very different from traditional COVERGIRL brushes - designed specifically to allow the maximum mascara-to-lash contact.  With a narrow core and shorter bristles, lashes get direct access to the mascara, for explosive first stroke impact.  The volumizing formula stays flexible long enough to play, sculpt and style lashes for 400% bigger, corner to corner volume.

Super Sizer Styling Tips:

  • Start by placing the Lash Styler right at the base of the lashes, use the flat side at the base - you will get an immediate (even shocking!) drenching of mascara
  • Then comb the volume through from root to tip, by twirling or rotating as you go. This will allow the shorter bristles to deliver maximum mascara while the longer bristles comb it through.  
  • Create your own style and technique by continuing to sculpt and style the lashes until you reach supersized, corner to corner volume. "




 I loved the idea of the twirling of the brush as you apply the mascara. This mascara does a pretty good job of coating the lashes as you twirl the wand. I went over my lashes several times and it took a long time before it started to clump, so it is very buildable. I love how good of a job it does combing through the lashes. I have very light lashes, so I like mascara brushes to coat every lash. It does as it claims with the length also. However, I am not a fan of the wand being so flimsy. 


The SuperSizer does what it says it is suppose to do and is also buildable, but I have thin lashes, so I like a mascara to give me a bit more volume, not just length. This mascara isn't waterproof either and I prefer a waterproof mascara, especially in the summer. Unfortunetly I wouldn't repurchase this mascara, but if you have thick lashes or prefer a mascara to provide length, then this mascara would be worth a try.


This mascara is available in drugstores now. 

May 4, 2015

MY LITTLE | 4 MONTH UPDATE

MOMMY POST. It has been awhile since I did an update post on my little guy. He has been keeping us busy and we really couldn't imagine life without him. Little Phillip just turned 4 months old, and he has grown so much since I last posted! Mama and daddy are also happy to say we are getting about 8 full hours of sleep at night now (until teething starts).He is enjoying his tummy time a lot more now and just started scooting. We still have a few more months yet before he starts to crawl.







What happened to my little 6 lb baby? Now that spring has oficially sprung, we have been enjoying our time outside at the park and walks around the neighborhood. 




We have really been LOVING the diapers and wipes bundle from the Honest co. He has sensitive skin and these diapers have really worked the best. They do so good keeping him dry. I also purchased some other products from Honest, like their baby powder, lotion, shampoo and body wash. All work so wonderful for us, so I don't see us using anything but Honest with him. 


We just started feeding him cereal with a spoon, whitch was pretty exciting for us.

So much to look forward to! I am loving every minute of being a mommy!


April 25, 2015

STYLE | ROCKS BOX


 Today on the blog I wanted to share a monthly subscription box with you lovelies. It's called "Rocksbox". Have you heard of it? For $19, Rocksbox comes with 3 pieces of high quality designer jewelry . Every piece is selected by a stylist from items you place on your wish list (at the Rocksbox website.) You also fill out a survey, so that they get a better feel for your personal style. You can wear the jewelry as much as you like, and when you are tired of wearing it you just send it back for another box of new jewelry. I love this idea! You also have the option of purchasing any of the items from your box if you end up liking the jewelry you receive. You can also cancel at any time! Here is a peek into the box I received this month.







 How cute is the packaging? I loved everything I go this month. I really wanted the gold bar necklace. All of the pieces go together really well. 



A slip comes in each box with the name of each piece and the price of each. You can also go on the Rocks Box website and leave your feedback (like, love , dislike) so that each box gets better and better.

If you would like to try out Rocks Box you can use my code and get your first box FREE! Just use code "JACENDABFF" at checkout.