SOUFEEL Bracelet Review & Discount Code

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SOUFEEL Bracelet Review & Discount Code

Unlike most women, I am not one that crazy over jewelry. It is very pretty to look at and looks amazing on, I just always seem to “forget about it”. So when I do wear jewelry I try to make sure it has some sort of meaning.

One of my favorite styles of jewelry has always been silver bead bracelets, but I never actually owned one. I wanted a really good one and never could find the exact style I was looking for. That was until I was given the opportunity to check out a company called SOUFEEL and I am so excited to share my experience with all of you!

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I must admit, I was a little skeptical at first that the quality would be good because of their great prices. Much to my surprise the charms and the bracelet exceeded my expectations. I love that Soufeel’s bracelets are 925 sterling silver and I don’t have to worry about it breaking my sensitive skin out or damaging easily.

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I was quite impressed with how nicely my SOUFEEL Bracelet came packaged with a gift box and a gift bag. Then inside the box each bead was individually wrapped in a tiny plastic baggie to keep it protected. That was greatly appreciated. Especially if you wanted to do an order for you and added a few extra charms as a gift for someone else. No need to tear anything apart.

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Each piece feels solid and beautiful to look at. Not cheap at all. All of the beads are 925 sterling silver and can fit Pandora and Chamilia bracelets, but at a much more affordable price.

The selection of beads at SOUFEEL is awesome and they are adding new beads every month. I chose a few different ones that represent who I am as a person. Plus, the clasp is super easy to use. I can actually close it by myself and it feels nice and secure. I’ve gotten it caught on a few things like while doing laundry or picking up my daughter and it has never come undone. Thankfully.. I would be heartbroken.

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SOUFEEL has some great offers, too. When you spend $59, $79 or $99, you will get a pair of free earrings, a free charm and enjoy a free sterling silver bracelet! SCORE!! They offer FREE shipping worldwide with orders over $50 and 365-day return and exchange guarantee! You can’t really beat that

Soufeel While wearing my SOUFEEL Bracelet I have gotten a lot of compliments and people asking where I got it from. Makes me feel good knowing other people would enjoy their items as well. Look how beautiful it is!

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Go take a look for yourself and fall in love. They have launched lots of New Arrivals on website and  new registered customers will get 20 FREE points which means get $2.00 for free!  Use code Missi5off to enjoy 5% off any order!!!

I would love to see which items are your favorite!

Everyday Essential Oil Uses

Have you heard of essential oils yet? Who am I kidding… these oils are all the rage right now! I know you have at least heard of them. And yes, oh yes, I jumped on the bandwagon. I hate to call this a “new phase” because, really, essential oils have been around for an extremely long time.

I’m sure you have seen the posts about how oils have been life changing for people. I was a little skeptical at first because there is always something that people are raving about. I just don’t have the money to jump on board with every new thing, so I typically don’t care or give in. BUT when your kids are in and out of the doctors office week after week you start to become desperate. Reallllly desperate. I was willing to try something else. Anything else, to help my babies stay more healthy.

So I did it. I bought a starter kit. I was determined to give this a good shot and see if it made a difference for my family…. mostly my kids. Now I am not going to lie to you, I still hit up the Motrin and Tylenol bottle. Sometimes I just don’t have time to rub them down with oils and play with a combination, my patience level when they are both sick is about zero.

I am getting better at trying new oily things and doing my research. Don’t think that you have to order your oils and have it all figured out. I am still learning and researching and pinning things like crazy to get a better handle on essential oils. There is a right and wrong way to use them. If you are nervous about using a combination of oils, my rule of thumb is to just diffuse and don’t apply. You really can’t go wrong with diffusing.

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This post isn’t to convince you to buy a starter kit, and you don’t have to jump on board. BUT I am finding more and more uses for Young Living Essential Oils, and I wanted to give an honest review of what is working for me. There are so many benefits from using them, and I love that oils are a natural approach to our physical well being.

How can you incorporate these oils into your everyday life? That’s what I’m here for today. Simple, easy uses for oils that everyone could use. I mean who doesn’t want whiter teeth and a better nights sleep? Yeah, that’s what I thought… read on friends.

You can scour Pinterest for ideas, like I did, but I am going to share some of my favorite everyday easy oil uses. Start small and work your way in to them. Using oils doesn’t mean forgoing modern medicine in my book. You can take baby steps and find ways to use them that work for you.

 

Everyday Oil Use #1

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Both of these oils promote a relaxing and calming atmosphere when diffused, which has helped my kids sleep more soundly at night. I’m sure you won’t complain that your kids are sleeping too good at night. So it’s worth a shot. The room will smell pretty great, too!

 

 

Everyday Oil Use #2

Whiten Your Teeth with Orange Oil

Aorange-oil-pinterest-imagenother area that no one would say no to – whiter teeth! No one likes coffee or tea stained teeth. Flash that pretty white smile by splashing one drop of Orange oil on your toothpaste and brush away. It tastes delish and whitens. Win-win! {I use this just for me… it just doesn’t seem appropriate for a 1 year old ;)}

 

 

Everyday Oil Use #3

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Do your kids have stuffy noses? Can you sense a sickness headed your way? Did your kids puke all over their cribs like mine did and the room seemed full of bacteria?  Diffuse Thieves and Lemon in the room throughout the day. This may help reduce the bacteria in the air, and lessen the duration of your child’s sickness. You can thank me later for this one.

 

 

Everyday Oil Use #4

Roll Stress Away on the inside of your wrists

stress-away-pinterest-imageAs a mom of two easygoing, perfectly behaved busy toddlers, I have my moments where I think I’m going to lose it. Like scream, kick, yell, hit, all out tantrum {I learned this from my kids}. This motherhood thing isn’t so easy, and sometimes I just need a boost. Wine at 9:00 in the morning just doesn’t seem appropriate most days. I rub Stress Away on my wrists to feel calmer and less frustrated when I’m having a rough morning or afternoon or day. It smells so good and brings me down a few notches. Mommies… this one is a lifesaver :)

 

Everyday Oil Use #5

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I think at the end of every single day my shoulders are sore. It used to be from nursing I think, but now it’s from carrying around two toddlers throughout the day. And probably from all the other things required of a mommy. Panaway works wonderful on sore muscles. Using any type of carrier oil (about a tablespoon) add two drops of Panaway and rub into sore muscles. Find relief from the beautiful weight of motherhood (or whatever else is heavy on your shoulders).

 

 

An easy list to apply everyday day, am I right?! I’m sure most of you are already working on many of the things I talked about. I’m telling you, these help! Oils have so many benefits, I just scratched the surface with this post. Try them out and see what you think. I’m pretty okay with NOT going to the doctors office every week. But that’s just me. Oh, and many of the oils mentioned above are in the starter kit.

Happy Oiling,

Ali

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Ali is the mommy of two super adorable and busy toddlers. Wife to a pretty incredible husband. She writes about it over at Little Miss Poof. Her talents include, but are not limited to, making rockin’ homemade rice krispie treats, poofing her otherwise flat hair, downing cups of coffee and drinking cheap white wine on occasion.

Lexus RC-F. A Father’s Day Fantasy

Ties, fancy razors, golf balls and power tools. All examples of Father’s Day presents I’m thankful I did not receive this year. Instead, Lexus let me loose with the direct descendant of their LFA supercar — the 2015 Lexus RC-F. Talk about a Father’s Day Fantasy…

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I’ve spent the last few days trying to sum up a 467-horsepower, rear-wheel drive, turn-heads-wherever-it-goes type of car? So, I figured I’d put you in the driver’s seat and bring you along for the ride, that’s why I’ve made sure to load you up with tons of awesome photos, but most importantly, a video that will make you wonder how it is that I do this for a living. After all, it’s Father’s Day weekend and it’s time to have a little fun. Let’s go!

It was the Thursday morning leading up to Father’s Day weekend, but it may as well have been Christmas Morning. I knew what was bound to happen, soon I’d get a phone call from a really nice guy telling me he’s fifteen minutes away from my house. What’s he bringing? A 2015 Ultrasonic Blue Lexus RC-F loaded with all the goodies, and a window sticker of $75,210. The best part? I had it all to myself for a whole week. Score!

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The moment you step into the driver’s seat, you realize you’re sitting in something special, but most of all, that this isn’t your grandpa’s Lexus. Welcome to a whole different type of Lexus, one with hand-crafted sports seats that would make a Lamborghini owner jealous, an exhaust note that makes an Audi S4 sound like tiny Chihuahua, and a ride firmness that would leave long-time Lexus owners in utter shock. But that’s OK. Because Lexus designed the RC-F to satisfy a different clientele, and it took me all of five minutes to realize that, and approve of it.

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So I officially had the keys to an RC-F. I had this beautiful, gorgeous work of engineering with super sticky tires, race-inspired seats, a roaring exhaust that puts tuner cars to shame, sexy curves that make a Victoria’s Secret model jealous. And what exactly did I do with this car? I parked it. Yup, I drove it right into my spot, locked it and went inside. A thunderstorm was approaching, and I didn’t want my first street drive to be spoiled by slick roads, or even worse, a rear end collision courtesy of a crazy driver.

The rain stopped, and a few hours later we drove it to the grocery store. What can I say — I live a dangerous life, and I tell everyone about it.

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Then the RC-F turned me into a Kardashian. I can’t believe I just typed that.

At the grocery store, the movie theater, the gas station, on the highway, and at stop lights. People swinging out their smartphones and snapping photos left and right, that’s when I learned what it feels like to be a Kardashian, or Justin Bieber.(What is wrong with me and these comparisons?)

Even at our local Cars and Coffee gathering, the RC-F sat next to an Audi RS7, and very bright Volcano Orange Aston Martin Vantage. Guess which car dominated social media? The Lexus! Or, to keep with the Kardashian theme, I was driving the Kim, everyone else was the Khloe.

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Then my neighbors envied me.

And maybe even hated me a little for my early morning cold start ups. The throaty exhaust note sounded even more sexy with that initial bark. Then the neighborhood’s avid exercisers stared at it as they jogged by, wondering, what the heck?

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Step on the throttle and hear the naturally aspirated V-8 come to life in an angry and thundering manner, as you feel your body compress against the exquisite seats, and in my case, watch the kids gasp in disbelief. Before you know it, the tachometer needle is banging on 7,000 rpm’s and it’s time to upshift. And, even though shifting up is fun, shifting down delights you with an orchestra of gurgling, popping, and rev blipping sounds — that’s when you realize the RC-F definitely has some LFA in its DNA.

All things that go fast must eventually slow down, and although the RC-F doesn’t sport fancy pants carbon-ceramic brakes, they sure feel like the next best thing. Step on them in a hurry and you’ll be glad you buckled up, otherwise — See ya! (Hopefully you did buckle up).

In all seriousness, the RC-F can’t quite compete against the agility and brutality of some of Germany’s muscle. But you know what? I can live with that, because it actually excels at being a livable car, I could actually drive this everyday — with kids. Turn the dial on ECO mode to tame the beast under the hood and enjoy a subtle, smooth, and luxurious ride during your daily commute. Not to mention I easily fit my daughter’s RECARO car seat in the back, where two sets of ISOFIX latches allow you to choose a left or right mounting position. So I made sure to buckle her on the passenger side, as Missi requires less leg room, and I could still fit my son behind my seat. All of the sudden, the RC-F became our primary family car!

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I hope the photos and video relay how much fun we had with the RC-F, but I also apologize if you wanted to learn more informatio about this car, and I’ve failed to provide you with such. But thankfully you’ll find a million other sites out there with brake rotor diameter specs, 0-60mph times, and fuel capacity figures.

The RC-F isn’t clinical and dry-humored like the Germans, there is actually soul to it, and that’s what I hope I was able to share with you. The looks of it, the feeling of it, the look in mine and my kids’s faces when the car came to life. That’s what makes this car cool, and different from the rest.

2015 Lexus RC-F

Starts at: $62,400

Price as tested: $75,210

Options Breakdown:

  • Torque Vectoring Differential $1,750
  • 19-inch allow wheels $1,500
  • Leather trimmed interior $800
  • Navigation/Mark Levinson package $2,840
  • Special paint $595
  • Premium package $4,400

 

More Photos: (By Jerry Perez and Matthieu Picard)

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All Hail The 2015 Nissan Murano

“I totally love this car, I’d so buy one”, said Missi as she drove the Murano on a Starbucks run. We had just spent twenty of the last twenty-four hours driving from Indianapolis, to San Antonio, Texas. But first, we made a pit-stop in Dallas to pick-up a 2015 Murano Platinum AWD. The rest is, well — read on.

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It was just back in February that we chose the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano as our favorite car of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, a “title” that originated mainly from its striking looks, specs, price, etc. Fast forward four months, and we finally had the chance to put the Murano through a thorough real-world test. In fact, so real, that we threw all of our family in it, packed the trunk to the roof, and drove nearly a thousand miles across traffic infested metropolises, charming small towns, and even some cows. All in scorching heat, typhoon-like storms, and just about anything else Texas could throw at us. (No cows were hurt in the making of this article. Actually, a turtle was rescued)

What is this Murano you speak of?

The Nissan Murano has established a reputation of combining fairly risqué design, along with everyday convenience and reliability since it first came to life in 2002. And the risqué part of the equation couldn’t be more palpable than in this 2015 model, just look at the thing — it’s mean!

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How mean?

A muscular hood, spaceship look alike headlights, rocket-thruster looking taillights, and a “floating” roof design, are all queues that make the Murano stand out from the competition. Now, I get what you are thinking, it sounds crazy, and shouty. Well… Shouty? Maybe, but in a good way. Crazy? No way Jose. Because let’s face it, who wants to drive a boring car? (If you answered Yes, click the X on the corner of your screen)

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What about the interior?

Yes. I can picture an entire team at Nissan working overtime to develop their so called “Social Lounge” interior, which they claim “encourages communication between front and rear occupants”. Uhh… what? I can tell you that at no point did I feel more or less encouraged to communicate with my children, or at least not more than when driving other cars. But what I can tell you, is that they designed a heck of an interior. Comfortable, cooled and heated leather seats pamper the front passengers, while spacious, accommodating, and also heated leather wraps the back seat — a.k.a Kid Kingdom.

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How does it drive?

Despite being just a foot shorter than a Chevy Tahoe (192-in. vs 204-in.), the Murano is extremely nimble and light on it’s feet. Actually, there was this specific moment while driving solo, that I flicked the front end into a right turn and gave it a generous amount of throttle right as I nailed the apex — in the rain. The Murano dove into the turn, kept its composure, and quickly propelled out in go-kart-like fashion. Nissan’s all-wheel drive, vehicle dynamic control, and traction control system, along with it’s fine tuned chassis made the Murano transmit feelings of confidence and capability.

As I mentioned before, we spent some serious time driving the Murano, and overall Missi and I were very pleased with its road composure. Although, I have to admit that I sort of “wanted” to hate the CVT (continuously variable transmission) based on previous experiences, but I was pleasantly surprised with its buttery smooth shifts, and lighting-quick revs. We’ve already established that the kids will be happy in the back seat, but now we know that Mom and Dad will also have a blast behind the wheel.

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Is it safe?

Technology is a beautiful thing, but it’s even more beautiful when it’s used for something like passenger safety. The Murano employs high-tech safety features like Predictive Forward Collision warning, which detects when an object in front of you comes to a sudden stop. If it does, the Murano will warn you with a loud BEEP, and if you fail to react, the Forward Emergency Braking system could even apply the brakes for you if needed. Thankfully — none of those systems were tested by us. But, we did test the Rear Cross Traffic Alert system, which warned us when an object like a car or a bicycle crossed behind us, and of course, my favorite — Intelligent Cruise Control. Just set it, and forget it!

Unfortunately, some events are out of our control, and accidents do happen. Below are the 2015 Nissan Murano IIHS and NHTSA safety ratings.

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Overall

In our original Murano article written in February, I raised the question of whether 260-horsepower were enough to properly carry the Murano, and I also wondered why Nissan skipped on features like steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Well, the Murano certainly isn’t short on power, and I can also tell you that not once did I go, HMM… I really wish I had paddle shifters. The Murano is simply a great overall package.

Missi and I get to drive and test a lot of cars, and although we don’t love all of them, we always sit back and try to understand the car and the purpose that it’s meant to fulfill. That being said, we’ve yet to walk away from a car that we’ve loved as much as we do the Murano, as we believe it contains the four basic requirements for a perfect buy — it looks good, it drives good, it’s safe, and it’s affordable. Thanks, Nissan.

The Great:

  • It meets our criteria for the “perfect buy”
  • It drives as spirited as it looks
  • Outstanding safety ratings
  • Great build quality means it’s family-proof

The not so Great:

  • Blind Spot Warning sensors kept glitching and working intermittently. (Not uncommon in pre-production test models like ours, but still something to look at.)
  • Our navigation unit was very, very lost in downtown San Antonio.
  • We wish it had a flip down mirror to check on the kids.

 

2015 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD

Starts at: $29,560 (S-FWD)

Price as tested: $43,745

 

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Minion Mix Recipe

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Minion Mix Recipe

Minions have taken over the world! I mean, how can you NOT love them? With their new movie coming out it was only appropriate that we join in on the obsession and make a yummy treat your kids will surly love.  Don’t worry, there’s nothing despicable about this delicious recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags of Muddy Buddies (We used the peanut butter kind and the brownie kind.)
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks
  • M&M’s (Pick out the yellow and blue candies.  If you would like you can buy the candy in single colors to save some time.  You can find the yellow here and the blue here.)
  • 1 container of Wilton Candy Eyes

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Instructions:

Mix the Muddy Buddies and pretzel sticks together.

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Sprinkle with the Wilton Candy Eyes

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Add in the M&M’s

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Serve and enjoy!

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Check out these awesome Minion Party Supplies while you are here!

DIY Car Picture Frame

DIY Car Picture Frame

DIY Car Picture Frame

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Wondering what to get the Dad that has everything? How about make him something! Here is a super easy DIY Car Picture Frame any guy is sure to love. The best part is the kids can help you make it. We got everything from the Dollar Store and spent less than $5.00! But Dad doesn’t have to know that.

This is what you will need:

– Picture of your choice
– Frame
– Packages of toy cars
– Glue gun

Supplies

Place the desired picture into the frame.

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Start gluing the pictures around the frame strategically, making a nice even boarder.

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Continue until the entire from is covered.

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This frame will look super cute hanging in a garage, man cave or sitting on a desk.

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The Power of Makeup! For Those Who Just Don’t Get it….

So I am going to show you something that most people around me have never even seen before. Me without makeup! Gasp! It might not sound like a big deal, but I am “one of those” that never leaves home without it. And it really makes me sad that makeup has such a bad wrap. Makeup is clearly a choice. I don’t wear it to hide or to change who I am. I wear it because of the way it makes me feel. But we will get into that in just a second. So here it is, my #nomakeup, #nofilter, #selfie.

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Ok, now that THAT is over… Let’s talk about the power of makeup. So many people think that women wear it because they are insecure or they don’t love themselves. I beg to differ. Now I can’t speak for everyone, but I can tell you the reason why I wear makeup and it’s neither of those.

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I wear makeup because it’s the one and only thing I do for myself and it makes me feel good. I don’t go get manicures or pedicures. I don’t go get weekly massages or have a Bingo night. I wear makeup because I can go in the bathroom and have 10 minutes of just me time. My time to reflect on the day. At some point between rolling out of bed and stepping out the door, we all perform some sort of ritual of grooming. Mine just involves makeup!

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Now don’t get me wrong. I also wear makeup because it makes me feel so much more empowered and confident. As many of you know, I work in the media. I cover a lot of press events and I get to meet a lot of really cool people. Makeup gives me that extra boost of confidence that I wouldn’t have without it. Sounds superficial? Well it’s not! To me it’s more of a mind over matter. People wear certain clothes because they are comfortable or they love the way they look. Makeup is the same for me. I am still the same person.

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Do what makes you feel good. Don’t wear makeup because you feel obligated to do so. Wear makeup because you enjoy it and because of the way it makes you feel. To me, makeup is a form of art and expression. Feel free to express yourself!! There are no rules when using makeup. Try out new techniques and wear it proud.

Needless to say, you are beautiful whether you choose to wear makeup or not. Don’t judge other’s for their choice.

Check out my Prestige Cosmetic Review!

Prestige Cosmetics Review and LOVE

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Prestige Cosmetics Review and LOVE

Prestige Cosmetics has been creating quality cosmetics for over 30 years. They strive to make products that exceed your expectations. After trying out several of their items, they certainly exceeded mine!

As busy as I am,  it is essential my makeup lasts all daylong. I simply do not have the time for touchups.  Who does? So when choosing makeup that is right for me there are a few things I consider:

  1. Does it last all day without smudging?
  2. The cost
  3. How it reacts with my skin
  4. How does it perform

Seems like a lot of work, right? Thankfully Prestige Cosmetics has met all of those needs! I was given the chance to try out their cosmetics and I was quite impressed!

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TOTAL WEAR LIP CRAYON – BARE IT ALL ($9.50): Intense and long lasting color. Luxurious creamy smooth lipstick that in a single stroke, delivers intense and stay-true color and luminous finish. Glides effortlessly and stays put without running or feathering while conditioning lips Retractable crayon

TOTAL INTENSITY EYELINER – POWERFUL PURPLE ($5.95): Intense color with deep black undertones, lasts up to 10 hours and is waterproof & smudge proof

TOTAL INTENSITY COLOR RUSH – MAKEUP UR MIND ($9.75): Advanced formulation that provides a controlled and even pigment release during application. It imparts ultra-cream and even application,high pigment, vibrant and lasting color registration, extended wear and skin conditioning benefits.

TOTAL INTENSITY BOLD EYESHADOW TRIO – MIRAGE ($12.50): Three incredibly eye-catching shades combine to create a beautiful fashion look. Long-lasting pigments provide intense color. Each trio combines duo-chrome and highly pigmented shades and also my favorite of them all!

This is something I never knew existed.. I have always used baby wipes to fix my screw ups! Who knew there was a Makeup Eraser Pen? This makes my life a whole lot easier.

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These have all become a part of my daily wear. Normally I have a ton of different cosmetic products I tend to rotate out depending on the event, day or mood, but these have stuck with me. They are easy to use, have beautiful pigments and last as long as I do. For that I am thankful.

If you would like to check these awesome cosmetics out for yourself, head over to Prestige Cosmetics and be prepared to get addicted!

Come see WHY I wear makeup…. 

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

INGREDIENTS

– 1 cup Ice
– 1 1/2 cup Milk
– 3 scoop Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
– 1 tsp Sugar
– 1/8 tsp Vanilla Extract
– Whipped Cream (optional)

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DIRECTIONS

Blend all ingredients except whipped cream until blended.

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Transfer to serving glass and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

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Tex-Mex White Chili Recipe { #SweetSwaps #IC #ad }

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Tex-Mex White Chili

As many of you already know, we love hanging out on the farm. Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to take something out for dinner. I love how easy this recipe is to throw together and even easier to eat.

About a week ago, we had some family and friends come out to the farm to enjoy a fun day on the lake Kaiaking and Fishing! Who doesn’t love being out on the water when the sun is shinning? I know we do! Nothing says Summer like floating around on the lake and taking in all that nature has to offer.

 

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My girls seem to love it as much as I do, which is a huge bonus. I prefer Kaiaking over fishing though for a few different reasons. It’s great exercise while doing something fun, yet relaxing, I don’t care to touch worms or fish for that matter and I am much better at it. Plus, it’s fun when you fall out and Grandma has to push you back in the an ore. This is what memories are made of!

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You can’t find this in any app or t.v program. The best way to make memories is by living them, especially with family and friends. I am so blessed to have had this chance to invite our friends and family over for a fun day out on the lake doing what we love. And if that wasn’t enough, we were able to finish it with a huge pot of Tex-Mex White Chili …. and no, there wasn’t any left!

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Be the talk of your next party or get-together with this Tex-Mex White Chili Recipe at your next chili cook-off. Or even your next sleepover! It’s a huge hit at our house and we know you will love it also. We’ve swapped red tomatoes for green tomatillos, and swapped full sugar for SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener for the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Good luck not eating the entire pot!

INGREDIENTS

– 1 medium onion, diced
– 2 cloves garlic, diced
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 7 tomatillos, diced
– 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
– 2 15-ounce cans white beans, drained and rinsed (we used Cannellini)
– 1 4.5-ounce can chopped green chilies
– 2 teaspoons green hot pepper sauce
– 1 cup fresh or canned corn
– 1 cup cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
– 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
– 2 packets SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener

DIRECTIONS

  1. Sauté onion, garlic, tomatillos and olive oil in a 4-quart saucepan until onions become translucent. About 5-10 minutes
  2. Add chicken broth to saucepan and bring to boil
  3. Mix in ground pepper and SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener. Stir in white beans, green chilies, green hot pepper sauce, corn, and chicken. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Season to taste. Top with fresh cilantro.

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Why use Splenda instead of sugar? 

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Splenda is a great alternative to sugar because it adds virtually no calories to your diet. In addition, you need only a fraction compared with the amount of sugar you would normally use for sweetness. Splenda is perfect for cooking and baking when you are working on weight control or for Diabetes. There is always the “just because” reason also. I love the taste!