Thursday, December 26, 2013

Giveaway Going on NOW!!!!

I recently became an affiliate with LilyBean & Baxter. They have a ton of awesome products, a lot of which you can get personalized however you would like!! Things for women, men, bridal parties, kids, teachers, and various holidays to name a few :)

To celebrate this new endeavor, I am having a giveaway :)

For this giveaway, the winner will receive an Our Story Multiple Opening Photo Frame - Table Top - 2 Panels in Walnut Brown Finish.
Overall dimensions: 12 1/2" x 5/8" x 14"H
Will accommodate four 5" x 3 1/2" photos, two 3" x 4" and one 3" x 2 1/2" photos.

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter (may take a minute or two to load)

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Have fun browsing the online store and good luck in the giveaway :)

Interested in becoming an affiliate with LilyBean & Baxter? Go here to learn more :)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Interested in making some extra money?

Are you interested in making some extra money? Have you considered becoming a Rep. for Jewelry In Candles? You won't get rich quick and it will take some work by you promoting your product. But if you work at it, you will make some extra income. And who doesn't like to get some extra money in their pocket? :)

The Best Part - through December 1st, signing up to become a rep with JIC is FREE! So now is the best time to sign up! Starting December 2nd, all new rep's will be required to purchase a start up kit.

What would you be selling you might ask? Candles and wax tarts (aroma beads are coming soon!) that have the added surprise of a piece of jewelry hidden inside! All products are 100% soy wax and the wicks for the candles are lead free. You will make commission off every sale. Scents all smell wonderful and are all very true-to-life smells.

Please let me know if I can help you in any way or answer any questions you may have. I would be more than happy to help in any way I can and would love to have you on my Jewelry In Candles team!!

Go here and sign up today before Free sign-ups go away.

Happy Selling! :) :)

Black Friday Sale Extended!

Lilla Rose Black Friday Sale has been Extended through Sunday 12/1!
* 20% off All items
* 25%-50% off Selected items
* Free shipping on orders over $50

Jewelry In Candles
Get your Christmas/Holiday orders in before 12/1 at midnight!

Here is a special discount code for you!
Coupon Code: turkey +
You get a: 15% discount on your order through my online store
Expires Today 11/30

+ Coupon code good for one time use per customer account, valid on all products, no minimum/maximum quantity required.

Happy Shopping and Thank You for your support!!!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Sales!

Here are my BLACK FRIDAY SALES for you all!!!!

Jewelry In Candles
Use coupon code: discoverjic :at checkout and get one of the following deals:

* Deal 1: Buy 1 Candle, get a Tart for $5.72
* Deal 2: Buy 2 Candles, get a Tart for Free
* Deal 3: Buy 3 Candles, get a Candle Free

Lilla Rose

* 20% off All items
* 25%-50% off Selected items
* Free shipping on orders over $50

Happy Shopping!!!! :) :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas/Holiday Gift Ideas!! :)

Thinking about Christmas/Holiday gifts for people? Take a look at the items I sell :)

* Jewelry In Candles -
Order no later than 12/1 to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas
The scents are terrific and very true-to-life! You can choose from candles or wax tarts. For each products, you get to pick what jewelry comes hidden inside (ring (you pick the size), earrings, necklace, or random).

* Kitsylane Jewelry -
Order no later than 12/5 to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas
There is a wide variety of jewelry and accessories for women, men, and kids!

* Lilla Rose -
Order no later than 12/5 to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas
Wonderful hair accessories that will work in ay type and length of hair - flexi-clips, bobby pins, you-pins, flexi-oh's, and headbands. Also, there are decorative badge holders on my site as well.

THANK YOU so much for taking a look and browsing through my online stores. Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the items I sell. I would love to help you out in any way that I can! :)

Also, if you would like to make a purchase through either my Jewelry In Candles or Kitsylane Jewelry store, let me know and I can get you a coupon code so you can receive a discount on your orders! :) How awesome is that :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jewelry In Candles Giveaway!!!!

Hi Friends!

I am hosting a Jewelry In Candles Giveaway!

The giveaway is running from midnight 11/6 through midnight 11/16.

The winner will receive One (1) Jewelry In Candle candle or wax tart of your choosing.

Good Luck :)

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Jewelry In Candles (rep)

I've started into a new Direct Sales business! I am now also a Jewelry In Candles Rep. Come and check out my online store :)

These wonderful scented candles, wax tarts, and (coming soon) aroma beads are sure to put a smile on anyones face! Each product comes with a piece of jewelry hidden inside! The best part - YOU get to choose what comes in your candle! You can choose from a ring (where you pick the size), necklace, or earrings.

Genuine 100% natural soy wax is safe, has a beautiful patina look, and burns cleanly in your home. The goal for the company was to offer a jewelry candle that lasted longer, smelled great from start to finish, and was a healthier alternative to paraffin. There are a wide variety of scents available.

These candles are great for gift giving! The jewelry candle is two gifts for the price of one! Your loved one will get to enjoy the wonderful scent of the candle, as well as have the anticipation of the melting candle to reveal the hidden jewelry surprise.

We are the ONLY company in the world that allows you to choose your ring size or favorite jewelry in every scented product!

Interested in earning some extra money? Sign up as a Jewelry In Candles Rep. You earn commission on every sale you make! There is no cost to sign up, no quotas you have to reach, no minimum purchases, and you don't have to have any inventory unless you choose to!  Go here to learn more about becoming Jewelry in Candles Rep and to sign up to open your own online store!

As a "Thank You!" for being a follower of my blog and for coming to my Jewelry In Candles store, here is a coupon code for you to use on your first purchase!
Coupon Code: smellsgreat
Use this code on my Jewelry In Candles online store and receive a 15% discount on your first purchase. Good for one time use only, valid for all products, no minimum/maximum quantity.

Happy Shopping!!!!

Lilla Rose November Flexi Clip of the Month!

Hey everyone!

I'm back :) Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Things have been busy with getting back into the swing of schooling, and just lots of other things going on these days, so my days have been pretty busy.

Wanted to share with you the November Flexi Clip of the Month!

Isn't that clip so pretty?!?! Go and get yours today. They will be available while supplies last or until the end of November. 

Sizes available are mini, extra small, small, medium, large, extra-large, and mega!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

5 Reason to consider becoming a Lilla Rose Consultant

5 Reasons to consider becoming a Lilla Rose Consultant

1. All enrollment kits ship FREE through July 31st

2. NO additional fees or minimum monthly sales requirements.
You only need to sell or buy $29 worth of product per year to maintain consultant status.

3. 30% discount on all products, all the time

4. You ear a minimum of 30% on every item you sell - no sales requirement necessary to receive commission.

5. No inventory is required

Questions? Feel free to message me and ask :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lilla Rose News!

As I have mentioned before, I am an Independent Lilla Rose Consultant!

On Wednesday 7/24, we have 5 new products coming available! 3 new Bobby Pins and 2 new You-Pins. For Wednesday only, these 5 new items will be 10% off!
Also coming Wednesday, there will be 3 new flexi-clips added. These clips are already available in other sizes, but on Wednesday the sizes listed in the picture will be added to the store!

Are you thinking about becoming a Lilla Rose Consultant?
Now is the best time to do so! From Monday 7/22 through Wednesday 7/31, you will get FREE SHIPPING on your enrollment order!
Have questions about becoming a Lilla Rose Consultant? Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Some helpful links:
The various enrollment kits available for you to purchase
Information becoming a Lilla Rose Consultant

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dr Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles

Thanks to Influenster, I received a complimentary pair of Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles to try out and review!
From my Influenster Card:
"Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel Insoles are clinically proven to help prevent foot pain caused by wearing high heels 2" or higher. They offer immediate, long-lasting comfort and an ultra-soft gel arch to shift pressure off the ball of your foot. They're proven to improve the way you feel in heels."

I will say, these insoles did help make my heels more comfortable to wear in the heel and toe areas of the shoes and didn't make my feet as tired as normal in those areas. For me however, the arch area did not work at all. I'm assuming it might be how my feet are shaped in the arch area. The arch part of the insole really bothered my feet and caused an uncomfortable feeling in the arch of my feet. I tried moving the insole around in the shoe, but no matter where it was, the arches of my feet still really bothered me and just got, in a way, sore from wearing these insoles in my shoes. If the gel arch part of the insole had been slightly smaller, I would have totally loved these because of how well they helped the heels and toes of my feet when wearing my high heels. For me, other than the arch issue, these are a good product that I would recommend anyone to try and use with their high heeled shoes.

Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream}

Thanks to Influenster, I received a complimentary bottle of Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream} Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 in color fair to light.
From my Influenster Card:
"24-hour hydration and a splash of sheer color. This all-in-one skin perfecter, sunscreen, and tinted moisturizer evens tone and refreshes dullness, for flawless looking skin (available in two shades: fair/light and light/medium)."

I haven't had very much exposure to many BB creams, so I was very excited to give this a try. I was thrilled when I saw they sent me one for fair to light skin since I tend to be a fairly pale person :)

This cream is SO easy to put on and is so light on the skin, it was hard to remember that I was even wearing it. It really evened out my skin tone, which I loved! It has a light scent to it which was nice, it wasn't too overwhelming and didn't last very long either. I like this because it is a sunscreen and moisturizer all in one! My skin tends to be on the dry side, so I really enjoy trying out various creams to see which will help my skin stay moisturized and which don't. Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream} moisturized my face and helped it stay moisturized all day long. I like that I could use 1 product to get the same effect as multiple products like normal. I like having the natural look a lot, so this really worked for me with that. Looking at my face up close I could tell I was wearing it, but from a distance or if you didn't know I had put it on, you never would have known it was on my face. Love that! Also, a little bit of this goes a long way too, which is nice.

Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream!} offers six skincare benefits in one step! It refreshes skin instantly, brightens for a radiant glow, evens tone with a splash of sheer color, hydrates for 24 hours, smooth for softer feeling skin, and protects against UV damage with SPF 15!

Want to learn more? Head over to to find out more about this wonderful product.

Want to buy your own Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream}?
You can find it on Amazon and through Olay Fresh Effects.

SinfulShine with Gel Tech review

I was given a bottle of the new SinfulShine with Gel Tech nail polish to test out and review compliments of Influenster. The color I received was color number 1219 called Alfresco. Here it is on my toes :)

From my Influenster card:
"SinfulShine with Gel Tech technology provides opulent rich color and superb shine. The 32 trend right shades are available for a limited time exclusively at Walgreens."

You can see here all of the colors that are available.

I LOVE this color. It is so pretty. This is some awesome polish too. After initially applying it, I touched it up over a week ago and it still looks great! There are a few little chips out, but nothing like some of my other polishes that would never have lasted this long on my toes. The color is bright and vibrant and fun. It is very easy to apply to your nails and has an awesome shine to it too so you don't even have to use a top coat on it to add extra shine.

The price is pretty too - only $2.99!!!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July ipsy Glam Bag

July ipsy Glam Bag
This month's theme was Beach Beauty and came in this cute little pink, see-through bag.

In My Bag...

POP Beauty
Pouty Pop Crayon
Sample Size: 3 g / 0.1 oz
Sample Color: Coral Crush
POP's Pouty Pop Crayon nourishes, treats, and adds that perfectly-plumped pop to lips. These extra-nourishing balms gently bounce onto lips creating a plumped and pillowy pout leaving them with luscious, long-lasting color with a super-smooth texture. Available in six shades. The above picture features Rose Romance, Coral Crush, and Fuchsia Flirt.

Buy It:
POP Beauty: £18 for 6 balms

BH Cosmetics
California Collection Eyeshadow Sample
Sample Size: 3 eyeshadows
Sample Colors: Hollywood, San Francisco, and Malibu
This BH Cosmetics makeup palette includes a shade from each of the California Collection palettes: Hollywood, San Francisco, and Malibu.

The San Francisco palette was inspired by the classic California city and style of San Francisco! This new magnetic paper palette brings together a beautiful mix of coppery golds and skyline blues reminiscent of the bridges and bay breeze. With 16 eyeshadows and 4 blushes, the San Francisco palette will transform you into a sophisticated bay-area girl every time.

The Hollywood palette has you covered with red-carpet reds to limelight greens that are sure to take your look from ordinary to extraordinary! The makeup palette includes 16 eyeshadows and 4 blushes and come in a compact magnetic paper palette.

Be a beach babe year-round with the Malibu makeup palette. Get that sun-kissed glow with 16 warm and cool-toned eyeshadows and 4 blushes, inspired by the hot summers on the Malibu coast. Select3 from deep blue and aqua to sandy browns and sunset oranges.

The full size magnetic palettes come with a foldable mirror, making it perfect for when you are on the go!

Buy It:
BH Cosmetics: San Francisco palette: $9.95 (on sale, normal price $17.95)
BH Cosmetics: Hollywood palette: $9.95 (on sale, normal price $17.95)
BH Cosmetics: Malibu palette: $9.95 (on sale, normal price $17.95)

Sample Size: 2.5 ml / 0.08 fl oz
Sample Color: Rose-tinted
Benefit's original rose-tinted stain is kiss-proof, see-through color for lips and cheeks that lasts for hours. Naturally sheer and sexy on all complexions, it's innocent yet provocative. It's loved by celebs, makeup artists and gals around the world. It's the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle.

Buy It:
Benefit Cosmetics: $30 for 12.5 ml / 0.40 fl oz

Mineral Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tinted Moisturizer
Sample Size: 0.23 fl oz / 7 ml
Keep the sun and environment at bay with the SPF 20 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen. This tinted, light rose scented, titanium dioxide based formula is made with 98% natural ingredients. Ingredients like organic acai oil, vitamins B1/2/3, vitamin C, and vitamin E delivers a powerful defense against aging. Also contains skin calming and elasticity promoting ingredients such as linseed oil, organic sunflower seed extract, organic cucumber extract and phyto-protector plankton extract. This sunscreen is hypoallergenic, paraben-free, ultra sheer, anti-aging, and water resistant for 40 minutes.

Buy It:
Coola: $36 for 1.7 oz / 50 ml

Sexy Hair
Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray
Sample Size: 1.4 oz / 40 g / 50 ml
A high-performace humidity resistant spray that combats frizz by providing a protective barrier against moisture. Weather proof promises to leave your hairstyles intact, removing any chance of humidity attacking mis-haps.

Buy It:
Ulta: (their website wasn't working, so I am unsure of the price at the moment)

Do you subscribe to the ipsy Glam Bag? If so, what did you get in your bag this month? What product are you the most excited about? What did you think of everything included in your bag? Was there anything in your bag that you weren't excited about or happy to receive?

Interested in signing up for ipsy Glam Bag? For $10 a month, you get a bag of beauty samples. Go to ipsy Glam Bag and sign up today so you can start receiving these fun bags in the mail!

** Note: The descriptions of the products came from ipsy Glam Bag's website **

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July BirchBox

Here it is...
July BirchBox
This month's box theme was Power Play - things dedicated to help you take control of any situation, and to make the most of every minute.

In The Box...

Number 4
Super Comb Prep and Protect
We put our hair through a lot of stress. This is an extra hydrating leave-in conditioning mist. It doesn't just protect hair from heat damage, it also doubles as a color protector and UV shield. The sulfate-free formula sink in quickly and has a pretty floral scent that to white freesia, amber, and musk. Natural conditioners (including black currant, soy yogurt, algae, and yerba mate) combine to restore hydration to dry hair, while the unique UV/color polar shield protects dyed or sun-exposed locks. Soy and vegetable proteins repair damage caused by heat and chemical styling. And don't forget about the defrizzing factor - anti-static technology tames flyaways, making hair more manageable and easy to style.

Buy It:
BirchBox: $32 for 200 ml

La Fresh
Instant Body Soother
Sample Size: 2 wipes
These eco-friendly body wipes soften skin and have a tingly cool scent thanks to an infusion of peppermint oil. Keep a pack tucked in your gym bag for a great post-workout skin refresher for those days when you don't have time to jump in the shower. You can bring them with you on vacation or keep them at home. Each 24 pack has enough sweet-smelling wipes to last you for weeks. Made with a blend of six natural oils (including olive, jojoba, sesame, grapeseed, vitamin E, and peppermint) these wipes refresh while delivering a dose of aromatherapy.

Buy It:
BirchBox: $9.99 for 24 wipes

Party Proof Lipstick
Sample Size: 3.8 g / 0.13 oz
Sample Color: Get Naked
This hydrating, semi-matte lip color lives up to its cheeky moniker. Whether you're heading to a backyard BBQ or a black tie gala, it's guaranteed to stay put through plates of baby back ribs, champagne toasts, and beyond. The concentrated, vitamin-rich formula heals dryness while coating lips in long-lasting color. 
There are two trio options to choose from:
The Neutrals trio features Get Naked (a classic nude), Kitty (a soft baby pink), and Dusk Till Dawn (a deep nude with beige undertones).
The Classics collection has Peony (a hot pink), Red Velvet (a snappy red with hits of pink), and Disco Fever (a flirty coral).

Buy It:
BirchBox: $24 for a set of 3 lipsticks

Dr. Jart+
Ceramidin Cream
If you struggle with finicky skin, you've probably dreamed of a silver bullet that could solve all of your complexion problems at once. While that's a bit of a stretch, Dr. Jart's powerhouse cream is as close as any single product can come. Enhanced with a megadose of ceramides - the lipid molecules found lacking in severely dry skin - Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream combats roughness, redness, and irritation and moisturizes for up to 26 hours. Pretty miraculous, huh? This derm-developed formula provides prescription-quality relief for eczema and redness, as well as for garden-variety dry skin. The deceptively light formula replaces lost ceramides, boosting skin's natural ability to retain moisture. In addition, a special blend of skin-repairing ingredients like folic acid prevent cell DNA damage and protect from pollution, UV exposure, and irritation.

Buy It:
BirchBox: $48 for 50 ml

BirchBox Bobby Pins
Sample Size: set of 2 pins
Sample Color: white with brown (top set seen in picture below)
Bobby pins are a must-have in every beauty arsenal and there's no reason you need to hide them. This exclusive set of six chicly patterned pins adds instant style to all your 'dos'. Snag-free enamel and a slight upward bend at the tip helps these bobby pins slide easily over strands.

Buy It:
BirchBox: $5 for a set of 6

Do you subscribe to BirchBox? If so, what did you get in your box this month? What product are you the most excited about? What did you think of everything included in your box? Was there anything in your box that you weren't excited about or happy to receive?

Interested in signing up for BirchBox? For $10 a month you get a box of samples from skincare to makeup as well as fun non-beauty items. Sign up today at BirchBox . I love receiving my BirchBox every month - exciting to wait for it to arrive to see what fun products I received to try out!

** Note: The descriptions of the products came form BirchBox's website **

Monday, July 15, 2013

Free Homeschool Planner Sampler, 25% Coupon, Prize Giveaway!!

Free Homeschool Planner Sampler, 25% Summertime Coupon, & Prize Giveaway

Free Gift
Available through July 31st. We are giving away our homeschool planner sampler set to all Free Member Subscribers.
Prize Giveaway
We have a Notebooking Pages Prize Giveaway running July 15th – July 26th.
25% off Coupon
We have a 25% coupon good through August 31st for individual & bundled notebooking sets (excluding LIFETIME memberships and Getting Started packages). Coupon code = summer25.

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Visit for free and affordable resources that will unlock the love of learning in your child!


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Men's Birchbox

For a combination anniversary and Father's day gift, I got my husband a 3 month gift subscription to BirchBox Man. So I thought I would share the things he got in his box :) His first box came in June.

Included in the box....

Billy Jealousy 
Adrenaline Junkie Energizing Scrub
Sample Size: 1 fl oz / 30 ml
This scrub will add some excitement to your shower routine. Gritty but still gentle enough to use several times a week, this electrifying essential helps skin look and feel smooth. The added peppermint oil provides a cooling tingle that lasts long after you'v dried off. Jojoba esters exfoliate skin and open up clogged pores, while peppermint oil moisturizes and stimulates circulation. Mulberry extract provides antimicrobial properties and helps boost skin's firmness.

Buy It:
BirchBox: $24 for 8 fl oz

Shaving Cream
Sample Size: 0.35 oz / 9.8 g / 10 ml
We suggest this concentrated, creamy soap, which brings to mind classic barber shops with its tingly sensation and old-school packaging. The refreshing and toning formula uses eucalyptus oil to tone and purify skin, plus menthol to deliver a tingly kick. Naturally healing shea butter in the moisturizing and nourishing formula helps hydrate dry skin and soften coarse beards, while sandalwood oil calms red, irritated skin.

Buy It:
BirchBox: $10 for 150 ml

Niche For Men
Male Deodorizing Wipes
Sample Size: 2 wipes
Individually wrapped deodorizing wipes, specifically designed for on-the-go use. The hand towel-sized wipes are infused with ginseng aloe vera, and revitalizing oils that leave skin cleansed and feeling fresh. Ginseng is known for its rejuvenating, wrinkle-fighting properties. Aloe vea moisturizes and helps repair damaged skin

Buy It:
Birchbox: $15 for Five 2-packs

Folding Sunglasses with carrying case
Sample Size: Full size glasses :)
Remember how cool it was every time one of the Transformers would unravel into a robot? Well, these folding sunglasses operate under the same awesome principle. Available in both black and tortoiseshell, these stylish shades feature a timeless silhouette that will flatter any face. They also come with a handy storage case to ensure they don't get stepped on or scratched when not in use. Think of them as the Optimus Prime of eyewear. Hinges along the sides and middle turn these shades into the ultimate grab-and-go accessory. When the sun goes down, simply stow away in the included case.

Buy It:
BirchBox: $25

BirchBox Score:
Old Spice Pure Sport Bar Soap
Sample Size: 1 full size bar soap
BirchBox works hard to bring you the best high-end grooming supplies each month, but they also are always on the lookout for the greatest affordable finds. Their latest score: a newly launched version of Old Spice's Pure Sport Bar Soap, the shower ledge staple that has been keeping limbs crisp and squeaky clean since Roosevelt's second term!

This wasn't shown on their website, so I got my picture from Old Spice's website. This product is available to purchase at many different stores (like WalMart).

Interested in signing up for BirchBox Women's box or BirchBox's Men's box? Go to BirchBox and sign up today! With both, you get a box of samples every month! The Women's Box includes everything from skincare to makeup, as well as fun non-beauty extras. The Men's Box delivers top-tier grooming products in addition to lifestyle accessories ranging from hip socks to tech accessories. The Women's box is $10 a month and ships around the 10th of every month. The Men's box is $20 a month and ships around the 25th of every month. It is so exciting to get your BirchBox in the mail each month and see what fun, exciting samples are waiting for you :)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox!

I was so thrilled when I found out I was going to be receiving the Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox!

I wanted to share what I received in my box, reviews of the products will be coming at a later time :)

What I got in my box:

Dr. Scholl's For Her High Heel insoles

SinfulShine with Gel Tech Nail Polish
Color: Alfresco

Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream!} Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15
Color tint: Fair to Light

Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics
5 count
Colors: Purple, Gray, Brown, Black, and Pink.

So stay tuned for my reviews of all the products I received. I am really excited to give them all a try!

* * Please Note: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster * *

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June ipsy Glam Bag

June ipsy Glam Bag

The theme this month was - On the Wild Side. Love the pattern on the bag - so cute!

In The Bag.........

Lip Pencil
Color: Bare
Sample Size: 2.4 g
Starlooks' long-lasting, full coverage Lip Pencil enhances the shape of your lips and gives them perfect definition. This creamy, moisturizing formula glides on softly to smooth lips and ensure liptstick stays in place, while extending its wear. Can also be used as an all-over, high-pigmented lip color. Comes in several shade and various finishes to pair with any Starlooks Lipstick, Lip Gloss, or Tendergloss. Starlooks makeup line is entirely lead free and cruelty free.

I like the pencil and how it goes on so easily. The color, eh, not my favorite, makes my lips look even more pale than they already are. But is certainly creamy and easy to use!

Buy It:
Starlooks: $12.00

Rogue Cream Blush
Color: Natural
Sample Size: 0.12 oz / 3.5 g
Adding a healthy glow to cheeks is effortless with the variety of blush styles and shade available from NYX Cosmetics! 
The NYX Powder Blush delivers sheer, silky color that glides on and blends beautifully creating a natural glow.
The NYX Mosaic Blush contains five matte and shimmery shades in one compact blend to create a flush of color and dazzling glow.
* The NYX Cream Blush offers radiant color for a dewy, sultry, long lasting finish.

I really like this blush - love the color. Looks so natural on my skin tone which is nice. I like that I can make it as light or as dark as I would like and so easy to put on too.

Buy It:
NYX Cosmetics: $6.00 for 0.19 oz / 5.3 g

J.Cat Beauty
Sparkling Cream Palette
Color Palette: Volta
Sample Size: 0.1 oz / 3g
Everyone loves a little sparkle! Add a healthy dose of sparkle in your life with the cream palette that comes in a variety of complementing colors. The creamy texture allows the sparkle to be applied easily with an applicator onto your skin.

These are...nice. I'm just not sure what to write about them :) Not something I would have ever bought myself. I could see for a night out to put a little to add a little extra sparkle to yourself. I noticed on me some of the darker glitter shades if I didn't spread them out well enough that it just made my skin look dirty. I plan on trying these in other places to see how they work, look. They are fairly easy to spread out/put in with the little brushes that come in the package. Next time I am going to try to use my finger instead to see how that works with applying it to the skin.

Buy It:
J.Cat Beauty: $4.49

Cailyn Cosmetics
Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner with Brush Built-In
Color: Purple
Sample Size: 0.14 oz / 4g
Whether you are trying to create the eyes of a runway model or the classic look of a 60s Hollywood star, the Cailyn line-fix gel eyeliner can make any style possible. The easy to use built-in brush makes it perfect for taking on-the-go. Create a chic yet casual look right before work, and then update it for a night out with the girls. The Cailyn line-fix gel eyeliner brushes on smooth and stays moist just long enough for wearers to perfect their look. Once dry, the gel is smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours. The highly concentrated pigment of the liner creates lusciously smooth lines and is safe for sensitive eyes. Choose from 13 rich, deep, luminous colors.

I love the color of this eyeliner. But unfortunately I have not figured out how to exactly apply eyeliner to my eyes, so after I tried this out it ended up looking like I had bruised eyelids :-/ I didn't even make a very thick line (thanks to the built in brush, made it easier than some I have tried to get a thin line) I'm not sure if some of it is the shape of my eyes and eye lids or what, but I can not figure out how to apply eyeliner so it looks nice and like it should and like I see others have on their eyes. I like the built in brush so I don't have a brush to loose or anything.

Buy It:
Cailyn Cosmetics: $21.00 for 0.14 oz / 4g 

Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil
Sample Size: 1.4 g
Chella's Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil is a fresh and pretty neutral pencil that will brighten and visibly lift your eyes when lightly applied on the brow bone, dark circle, blemishes, and red spots. Draw a line under the brow with this creamy pencil and then pat gently into place using your ring finger. May be used above the brow for additional highlighting, as well as anywhere you would use a concealer.

I was amazed at how well this works! I had some darker circles under my eyes today and so I used some of this pencil on there and it really helped to diminish the color there! I tried it how they said about to my brow bone, and it did brighten up my eyes. Works very nicely and able to blend it in so it works but so it isn't super noticeable.

Buy It:
Chella: $18.00

What did you get in your ipsy glam bag this month? What product did you like the most? The least? Any product that you are really excited to try?

Interested in signing up for ipsy glam bags? It is $10 a month. And for that $10, every month you get a bag of beauty samples. Go to and sign up today so you can start to receive these fun bags in the mail!

Friday, June 21, 2013

ChaLean Extreme - Push Phase Results

Well, I am done with the Push Phase of ChaLean Extreme now! I am still really enjoying these videos and is still something I can see myself continuing for a long time.

Stats when I started ChaLean Extreme Burn Phase...Stats at end of Burn Phase/Beginning of Push Phase...Stats at end of Push Phase

Body Fat: 37.3%...36.8%...36.5%... -0.8%

Chest: 34 inches...33.5 inches...33.5 inches... -0.5 inches
Bust: 42 inches...41.75 inches...41.5 inches... -0.5 inches
Natural Waist: 34.5 inches...34 inches...34 inches... -0.5 inches
Belly Button: 38 inches...37.5 inches...37.75 inches... -0.25 inches
Midway: 41 inches...40.75 inches...40.75 inches... -0.25 inches
Hips: 41 inches...40.5 inches...40.75 inches... -0.25 inches

Right Upper Arm: 12 inches...11.5 inches...11.75 inches... -0.25 inches
Left Upper Arm: 12 inches...11.5 inches...11.75 inches... -0.25 inches
Right Forearm: 10.5 inches...10 inches...10 inches... -0.5 inches
Left Forearm: 10.5 inches...10 inches...10 inches... -0.5 inches

Right Thigh: 22 inches...21.5 inches...21.25 inches... -0.75 inches
Left Thigh: 22 inches...22 inches...22.25 inches... +0.25 inches
Right Knee: 15 inches...14.75 inches...15 inches... -0 inches
Left Knee: 15 inches...15 inches...15 inches: -0 inches

Not much change vs the start of this phase, some went up, some went down, some stayed the same. Next comes the Lean Phase starting Saturday!

Lilla Rose - SALE!

June - Summers Warm Embrace
July - Patriot's Heart

Both clips available in limited supply in Mini-Extra Large while supplies last or until the end of July.

6/21 at 12am PDT until 6/22 at Midnight PDT:
All items in my online store are 10% off, plus Free Shipping on orders over $30!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Exciting Lilla Rose News!

This Just In from Lilla Rose...

The release of the June Flexi of the Month, Sparkling Summer Solstice, will happen just in time for the first day of summer - Friday, June 21st! July's Flexi of the Month couldn't wait for the upcoming 4th of July holiday and decided to come along too on Friday 6/21! Both of these clips will be available while supplies last.

But wait, there's more!
Everything in my online Lilla Rose store will be 10% off (including June and July's flexi of the month) from June 21st at 12am PDT until June 22nd at midnight.

Plus, if you order is over $30, you get Free Shipping!!!! :)

How awesome is this news!!!! :)

If you have any questions on any of the Lilla Rose products, please feel free to ask.

I am an Independent Lilla Rose Consultant

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June BirchBox!

June BirchBox! 
This month's theme is Wanderlust. The box is a beauty-travel mash-up. They are filled with samples from near and far that will serve you on all of your summer adventures. Besides the samples, there were also 5 cute postcards included in the box - 4 of them show the various cities BirchBox offices are located in.

In The Box:

BirchBox + Color Club
Wanderlust Collection
Color: Mod In Manhattan
Sample Size: 7 ml / 0.25 fl oz
Inspired by their global offices in four of the world's classic cities, this bold collection of minis features summer's hottest hues. They worked with Color Club to develop these custom shades. Each color is names after one of BirchBox's international headquarters. Reign In Spain: fiery coral. London Calling: a sunny green. Pardon My French: lavender. Mod in Manhattan: a brilliant off-white.

I like the color I got. I never really go for the white shades when I buy nail polish, so this is a new color for my nail polish collection. By itself, its a little too white/plain for me...I could see using it to tone down a color or as a base-coat and applying stripes or polka dots on top for a creative look :)

Buy It:
BirchBox: 4 mini polishes for $8

Miss Jessie's
Original Jelly Soft Curls
Sample Size: 1 pouch containing 1 fl oz / 29 ml
Miss Jessie's is known as the proven expert in curls! This cult favorite is specifically formulated to leave hair supersoft and crunch-free, while delivery enough hold and definition to keep frizz at bay on even the most humid summer days. Wheat proteins condition hair for soft, shiny curls, and the lightweight formula provides lasting definition without leaving any residu or stickiness behind.

I plan on giving this a try tomorrow evening when I have some free time to play with my hair some, excited to see how it works in my hair with the humid-frizz-look going on right now.

Buy It:
BirchBox: 8.5 fl oz for $14

Oscar de la Renta
Something Blue
Sample Size: 1 ml / 0.03 fl oz
This perfume is an elegant wear-anywhere scent. Featuring lush floral notes, the feminine blend has enough staying power to last from morning to night. The chic vintage-looking bottle includes a removable engraved ring. Inspired by the iconic designer's silk and lace wedding gowns, this refined blend opens with sparkling notes of mandarin and linden blossom, then mellows into a sultry body of bourbon vanilla and white musk notes.

This is an okay perfume, though I probably would never buy it. The smell isn't my favorite I've ever smelled, was not as feminine-smelling as I expected.

Buy It:
BirchBox: 50 ml for $85

SW Basics
Lip Balm
Scent: Peppermint
Sample Size: 0.15 oz / 4.5 g
SW Basics all-natural balm soothes dry, cracked mouths without depositing tacky residue or excess shine. Packed in a cute tin with four delicious scents - Peppermint, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Citurs - the beeswax-based line-up has a salve to suit any mood. They use select organic and fair trade ingredients to create all their highly potent balms. The base of each flavor is a simple but potent compound of natural wax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. Fewer additives means less irritation, making this handmade balm ideal for sensitive skin.

I LOVE this lip balm! Smells terrific, goes on so smooth onto the lips, feels wonderful when it is on, and I like that while it is still on I can still smell a hint of it. This is definitely going on my to-buy-list!

Buy It:
BirchBox: 4 lip balms for $15
Amazon: 4 lip balms for $15

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder
Color: Translucent
Sample Size: 0.017 ox / 0.5 g
Youngblood's loose mineral powder - with a delicate application it absorbs excess oil, making perfect for a midday or evening touch up. This fine-milled powder has microfine particles that reflect light and minimizes flaws no matter what your skin tone. It provides a perfect matte finish each time, won't change the color of your blush or foundation, and it expertly takes away shine to keep your make-up looking like it was just applied. Available in Translucent and Warmth

I'm excited to give this a try to see how it looks and feels on my skin at various times during the day.

Buy It:
BirchBox: 0.35 oz for $40
Amazon: 0.35 oz for $34.99 (both shades available)

Lifestyle Extra:
Matchbox Itty Bitty Nail Files
Sample Size: 12 mini files
(note: name of the ones being sold is Tweezerman FileMate) Toss this mini-file in your bag to keep nails smooth and snag-free, no matter where your day takes you. This thick emery board has a gritty side to shape nails and file down any brakes or snags, plus a smoother face to gently finish nail edges. It comes in a little plastic case so the file won't damage your sunglasses, jewelry, or any of the other delicate items in your purse.

I always feel like I can't have too many nail files. I love how small these are so I can easily fit it into a small pocket in my purse, or 'hide' them around the house in various rooms so whenever I need one, one will be close by! The samples I received come in a box slightly larger than a matchbox. Cute designs on these too - white background with yellow, green, and blue dots on them.

Buy It:
BirchBox: $5 for 1 file
Amazon: $5 for 1 file

How did you like your June BirchBox? What did you receive in your box this month? What was your favorite item? Least favorite item?

Interested in signing up for BirchBox? For $10 a month you get a box of samples from skincare to makeup as well as fun non-beauty items for the Women's box. Did you know they also have a men's box available? Would make a great father's day gift! The men's box's include top-tier grooming products in addition to lifestyle accessories ranging from hip socks to tech accessories. Sign up today at :) I'm sure you will be happy you did - I love receiving my box every month!

** Note: The description of the products came from BirchBox's website. My thoughts on the products were exactly that, my own thoughts**

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Deborah and Co. Memorial Day Sale!

Deborah and Co is having a Memorial Day Sale!!!!
May 24th through May 27th

Everything in the store is 15% off with the code: MEMORIALDAY
Also, there is Free Shipping within the US on orders of $100 or more!

Deborah and Co sell a lot of great clothing items for women (regular sizes and maternity items as well) and girls!

Click here to go and browse the store and take advantage of their sale!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Chalean Extreme - Burn Phase Results

As I mentioned in a previous post I am doing ChaLean Extreme to try to help me get into shape more. I have really enjoyed doing ChaLean, moreso than any other exercise videos I have ever done! Can definitely see myself sticking with her for a long time :)

Stats when I started Chalean Extreme Burn Phase...and...after completing the Burn Phase

Weight 156.4 pounds......155.6 pounds...... -0.8 pounds
Body Fat: 37.3%......36.8%...... -0.5%

Chest: 34 inches......33.5 inches...... -0.5 inches
Bust: 42 inches......41.75 inches...... -0.25 inches
Natural Waist: 34.5 inches......34 inches...... -0.5 inches
Belly Button: 38 inches......37.5...... -0.5 inches
Midway: 41 inches......40.75 inches...... -0.25 inches
Hips: 41 inches......40.5 inches...... -0.5 inches

Right Upper Arm: 12 inches......11.5 inches...... -0.5 inches
Left Upper Arm: 12 inches......11.5 inches...... -0.5 inches
Right Forearm: 10.5 inches......10 inches...... -0.5 inches
Left Forearm: 10.5 inches......10 inches...... -0.5 inches

Right Thigh: 22 inches......21.5 inches...... -0.5 inches
Left Thigh: 22 inches......22 inches...... -0 inches
Right Knee: 15 inches......14.75 inches...... -0.25 inches
Left Knee: 15 inches......15 inches...... -0 inches

Total inches of change: 5.25 inches

Not a whole lot of change, but it is some. I will admit, I had hoped for a little more, but hey I will certainly take any I can get :) And I can tell I am stronger and clothes that didn't fit are now fitting and/or clothes are fitting better than they had! Note: I have lost more inches in places since starting to exercise a little more and watching my food intake, these measurements are only reflecting during the Burn Phase of ChaLean.

My weight has been up and down during this whole time, so trying to eat some more calories each day since I'm exercising more than I had been.

Now, I will admit, I do have some trouble measuring myself. I have scoliosis in my lower back (around a 40-42 degree curve) and it causes my right hip to be an inch higher than my left hip, so I have to watch where I put the measuring tape and on my right side it tends to be in a higher place than on my left when measuring my natural waist and belly button areas. My left leg tends to run bigger than my right leg.

Where I measure for certain measurements...
Chest: under the breasts
Natural Waist: where I bend when I bend to the right and to the left sides
Belly Button: around the belly button area, but the tape measure above my hip bones
Midway: the biggest part between my hips and belly button
Hips: the biggest part around that area
Upper Arms: the biggest part
Forearm: slightly below my elbows
Thighs: where they are the biggest
Knees: right above the knee bone

Saturday starts the Push Phase, so excited to see some more results! :)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash

Through Influenster, I received a complimentary Ivory 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash to try out. The scent I received was called Refreshing (the green bottle). Also available is the Energizing scent (the orange bottle).

You can watch how using the Ivory 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash simplifies the showering experience for everyone! Also, check out and "like" Ivory's Facebook page for more information on this product and other products they have available.

My Thoughts:
I have really enjoyed using the Ivory 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash. I really like how it makes my skin feel after using it. My whole body feels fresh and clean and doesn't dry my skin out too bad like other body washes do. I really enjoy the smell of the product too. It isn't too overpowering and doesn't linger a lot like other body washes do.

My main negative about it is that my hair doesn't always feel totally clean after washing and I usually end up using another shampoo/conditioner so my hair feels more clean. Just using it alone I do still need to use a conditioner. My hair is pretty long, comes about half way down my back. I also feel like I have to use a lot more of it to wash my hair compared to other shampoos as well.

I have used it on both of my kids as well and it works really well on both of them. I like that it is something that all of us can use, saves on space and not having to have a bunch of different shampoos and body washes around. My youngest, a girl, has eczema issues and it doesn't make that flair up at all. My oldest, a boy, has short hair and washing his hair with it works just as good as other shampoos do and it feels clean with his hair and only takes a little extra compared with other shampoos to feel like it is working. With my daughter's hair I get a similar situation as with mine - it takes a lot more than regular shampoo to make her hair (around shoulder length) feel clean to the touch and to get it working on washing her hair. I am not sure why, but it does do a better job washing both of their hair compared with washing mine.

I would definitely buy this when going away on vacation as you only have to pack 1 bottle and be done with hair and body wash for the whole family. I don't, however, think I would use it in my every day life, at least not as a shampoo.

Where to Buy:
You can find it at Target and Walmart for around $3.50. also sells it for $4.09.