Friday, July 22, 2016

Marc Jacobs Beauty - Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator review

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Happy Summer to you all! I recently was sent an awesome beauty product thanks to Marc Jacobs Beauty and Influenster. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes. The product was the brand new Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator (in color Spotlight). The Glow Stick is a gorgeous highlighter stick that I highly recommend!

This glow stick is incredibly useful. It provides a gorgeous highlighting effect that can be easily blended. I use my BeautyBlender with it, but it can be easily applied on the skin using a brush or finger. The highlighting effect can be controlled, and the shade seems universal for all skin types. It is neither tacky or damp upon application. The universal skinton effect is due to the fact that it has "the balanced ratios of pearly gold and silver pigments." (Quote from Influenster/Marc Jacobs Beauty paperwork)

Learn about proper application of the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator below:

It is so great for travel. Particularly if you like to try to reduce the amount of products you take with you. Its compact size is perfect! It rolls up and down inside the container like a deodorant stick. I took this highlighter/illuminator with me to the beach, along with a lip/cheek stain, tinted SPF lip balm, and concealer. It's so great to have the ability to travel with something that can be blended by a finger or a BeautyBlender when you're on the go! No liquids to worry about spilling in your bag is always a plus. Check out my #MarcGlowStick look:

Thanks again to Marc Jacobs Beauty and Influenster for sending me this product to test out. Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts on it? Did you feel it blended well with your skin type, color and texture?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sponsored Post and Giveaway: Your baby's comfort begins with Luvs #ad

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

One of the things I've re-learned about since I went back to nannying is how important a reliable diaper can be. Especially with on-the-move toddlers who can walk and love to squirm during diaper changes! Well, I am also aware of the fact that there are many brands on the market. There are many alternatives for diapers out there and every parent has their own preference. I've been so happy using Luvs for my client family! Squirming, dancing, stomping, and walking toddlers do really well with Luvs. **Knock on wood** I haven't had any blowouts or leaks to speak of, and the price point is awesome (especially so with the promotion you'll find below). I love the large stretch tabs on the sides and that if you're out and about and need to do a quick change, it lets you refasten the closure tabs. The child I nanny can easily feel dry and the cottony material doesn't irritate her skin - even when on long road trips and vacations!

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fertility funnies: the weird stuff you cry about

Fertility treatments mean hormone-boosting meds. This boost also means my emotions are all over the place. I cry over some appropriately-sentimental stuff, but then I also cry over things that are absolutely not sentimental... at least not when I think about my life before treatments. And that's when the sobbing turns into laughter... anyway, here are some of my favorites:

The 'Be Our Guest' opening sequence to a 'Dancing with the Stars' episode (yeah I don't get it either... still...)

Prince's Diamonds and Pearls music video...

Coca-Cola's "Share a Coke" campaign ad with the QuinceaƱera dance practice between Dad and daughter.

The etiquette school scene from "A League of Their Own"

"Big" movie sleepover scene on the trampoline

Girls Preparatory School, or "GPS," the sister school of my brother's boarding school, The McCallie School, posted this amazing video ("Don't let the world tell your girl who she is.") which really resonated with me and my all-girls boarding school experience at Chatham Hall:

So... anyone else have any funny-weird... or genuinely sweet things that you cried over during your fertility treatments or during your pregnancy?