Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ellie Activewear August Box Review

Outfit c/o Ellie

Hello Friends! 

One of my goals for the new year was to start running again, and this summer, I've actually been able to make my goal happen.  I've been running at least 5 times a week, and slowly building back endurance, and muscle.  Now, I've never been a muscular person, and really, REALLY don't like the gym, but boy do I love to run.  I also feel like I was built more for running as well.  I get fresh air, an endorphin rush, and can work out my legs at the same time.

One of the things that has helped me accomplish my running goals is Ellie Activewear.  Because let's be honest... if you have cute work-out clothes, you're more likely to go work-out, am I right?  If you'll remember, Ellie is an activewear subscription program where you get a box (or bag) monthly full of all sorts of wonderful work-out goodies!  Previously, they had offered a 5 item box that included some sort of work-out gear (Abs roller, running hat, towel, etc.) with the outfit $49.95.  Recently, however, they started offering the option of a 3 item box for $39.95 which just includes the outfit!  The outfit usually consists of a sports bra, top, and leggings. 

For the month of August, I received the 3 piece outfit, and just love it!  Seriously, I think the pants may be my new favorite.  They're longer than previous months, and so versatile to go with any top.  Plus the mesh on the lower part of the legs is so cute!  And I can't say enough about the comfort.

The top and sports bra have all the flirty details to make the outfit adorable, while also being incredibly comfortable themselves.  I thought at first that the detailing on the sports bra may be uncomfortable, but I wore it while running the other night, and it was perfectly supportive and comfortable.  And the tank is just too cute.

So my friends, get out there and work out! And check out Ellie Activewear!  You honestly won't regret it!

I received the above outfit in exchange for review as an Ellie Activewear Influencer.  All opinions are my own.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

MUVA Mouth Matte Liquid Lipstick Review

You may remember a previous post of mine as a collaboration with FLiRT Cosmetics to introduce their pH sensitive lipsticks.  Well, now I'm back to tell you about their matte liquid lipsticks!  FLiRT Cosmetics recently teamed up with the bold Amber Rose to launch 3 colors to the MUVA Mouth collection, and I had the opportunity to try them out!

If you are a matte lipstick lover, these are FOR YOU! They apply beautifully, and seriously feel so smooth and creamy on your lips, it's insane!  And yet, they're not at all sticky.  They have a subtle, sweet smell, and have a feather-weight consistency! Many of the colors are in the taupe color palette, however, I would really like to try the Rosebud color for a perfect red lip, Because who doesn't love a matte red lip, am I right? 

Check out the whole collection here!

The above products were provided to me c/o BOLD PR and Flirt Cosmetics in exchange for a review.  All opinions are my own.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ellie July

Hello friends! I'm back to show you another FANTASTIC Ellie Activewear ensemble for the month of July.  If you remember from my June post, Ellie is the number one activewear subscription box:  so every month you get a complete work-out set, complete with accessories!  I loved the June set so much, I didn't think it would get better, but the July box blew me out of the water!  It came with a cooling towel, an abs work-out tool, the CUTEST hot pink and grey pants, sports bra, and mesh tank, also with the most adorable hair ties to match!  I've never been really impressed by most subscription boxes in the past, but seriously, this is one that I really love and use.  And they consistently surprise me with how fantastic the box choices are! 


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Feminine Details with Jane and Bleecker

Pajamas c/o Jane & Bleecker

 I love nothing more than lazy mornings at home, and over the past few years, I've been building a cute collection of comfy lounge-wear.  You may remember Jane & Bleecker from my blog a few years ago, and good news!  They're still around and have some of the cutest styles out right now!  I absolutely love the comfy materials, feminine details, fun prints, and all the lace, pastels, and florals! All of the PJ sets above can be found at Jane & Bleecker Online as well as in department stores Bloomingdales, Von Maur, and Dillards.  Grab a cup of coffee, and check them out!

The above items were provided to me in exchange for a review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Promise Organic for Baby

If you'll remember my previous posts (here and here) about Promise Organic products, you'll remember how much I love the line!  The line is paragon free, natural, and organic, and I have loved every single product that I have tried.  In fact, I just stopped at CVS yesterday to pick up more face scrub (the Argan Creme Daily Facial Scrub is my favorite!).  These products are now staples in my daily beauty routine.  

So I'm pleased to let all of you mamas out there know that Promise Organic now has a line completely dedicated to the wee ones.  Introducing Promise Organic Baby, available at CVS now!  The line includes Coconut Butter Baby Lotion, Coconut Butter 2-in-1 Body Wash, Sunscreen Baby Lotion, and Coconut Butter Diaper Rash Cream with Oatmeal!  The line is formulated specifically for delicate baby skin, so you can be sure your little one is getting the best.  And each product is just packed with naturally derived and ultra-moisturizing ingredients!

Be sure to check out Promise Organic Baby products at CVS!

The products above were provided to me in exchange for review.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Island Girls

One of the highlights of 2017 so far was being able to visit one of my very good friends, Candice.  Candice and I met through blogging several years ago when blogging was first just "taking off'.  We both had different blogs then, and were in much different periods of our lives than we are now, but we've been friends ever since!  We first met briefly in person in 2015, but this year, I was able to take a little more of an extended trip for a medical meeting and meet up with her for some lifelong memories to be made!  She and her family introduced me to paradise, and we had a wonderful time full of sunbathing, macarons, gelato, ice cream, lunch in the sun, Lilly Pulitzer shopping, heart to heart conversations over dinner, and this fun photoshoot (thanks to Lauren for taking the photos!). 

Over the years, when I have thought on occasion that maybe I should just "simplify" and delete my blog, it's friends like Candice that have made me remember why I started blogging in the first place.  It's not the clothes or the fashions or the on-trend topics that make blogging worth it for me, it's the relationships I've made and treasure!

Thank you, Candice, for some wonderful memories!  Love you!