Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lilla Rose - Sale on 3 Clips - Friday Only!

Friday, April 26th, there will be a sale on 3 special Lilla Rose clips! 
All three clips will be 10% off for Friday only.

May Flexi of the Month - Cameo Appearance
February Flexi of the Month - Rosey Heart
April Flexi of the Month - Spring Is In The Hair

Have fun shopping!!!! And please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about any of the Lilla Rose items I sell :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lilla Rose - May's Special Flexi's of the Month!

We will be bringing back the wildly popular February Flexi clip of the Month "Rosey Heart" for Mother's Day 2013! Also, May will have it's own flexi clip of the month, which as of right now is a secret (even to me)! 

Both clips will be released before May 1st to accommodate those that wish to have them in-hand by Mother's Day!

Both items will be available April 26th at 12am PST and will be 10% off for the first 24 hours!!!!

Also, customers that purchase any of May's flexi of the month at any time will also receive a special, and personal, gift - a free download of Justine Dorsey's "Mama's Song"!

If you have any questions on either of the flexi clips or would like to learn more about them, please feel free to comment and ask any questions you may have. I am an Independent Lilla Rose Consultant. I LOVE my flexi clips, they have totally replaced everything else I used to wear in my hair previously.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April ipsy Bag!

Hello my friends!

I received my April ipsy Glam Bag in the mail early last week, but took me a while to write up a post about it as the awful stomach bug hit our house. Ugh! But thankfully we are all on the mend now.

This month's bag them was Pretty In Pink!
The bag this month is a cute little white bag with a pink zipper and pink and white stripes on the inside. Included in the bag was a card telling about Generation Beauty at LA Live (the home of the Grammy's after-party), which is in LA on May 31-June 2. On the card was some information about Generation Beauty and also a code to use to get a discount on your ticket. On the main card, it shows the various product names included in the bag this month and special discounts you can get if you buy any of the products.

From looking at my Glam Room on there was some variety with the bags this month! I'll let you know at the end of this blog post what other people might have received if they didn't get the products I got.

Oh, and the best part - 3 of the 4 items I got this month were Full Size items!!!! :)

Onto The Bag Contents...

Two Cosmetics
Duo Eye Shadow
Size: 0.98 g / 0.035 oz (Full Size)
Color: Heartache
Two Cosmetics blush pink duo eyeshadow in Heartache is suited for all skin tones and complexions in two finishes. The shimmer side is fabulous for highlighting the brow bone, tear duct or cheeks. The matte side is great for blending, or for use as a blush and is amazing for an all over the lid color. Paraben free and not tested on animals.

I'm excited to give these a try. I like that I can use them as an eyeshadow or a blush. Seems like they will add just enough color to my skin if put on lightly.

Buy It...
Two Cosmetics for $5.75

Miss Professional Nail
Sation Nail Lacquer
Size: 0.50 fl oz / 15 ml (Full Size)
Color: Of Corset I'll Call You
Sation Nail Lacquer is a contemporary beauty company, infusing a creative direction in nail care through a blend of lifestyle aesthetics. The collection features 120 colors from its seasonal and limited collections.

The color I received is a romantic lavender-rose color. The other color people were sent was called Love At First Byte, which is a light peachy pink color.

I LOVE nail polishes, so I was excited when I saw this in the bag. Super excited to get the current polish off I have on and give this one a try, especially with warmer weather coming, need my toes and fingers looking pretty again :)

Buy It...
Miss Professional Nails for $5.00

Be A Bombshell
Size: 5 g / 0.17 oz (Full Size)
Color: Sweet Cheeks
A highly pigmented pressed powder blush that highlights the complexion and provides long lasting color. Can be used both as a blush or a bronzer.

The color I received is a medium rose pink with shimmer. The other color people were sent was called Beach Please, which is a bright matte pink.

I like this color that I received, it is pretty pink that will look great on my skin tone. I'm excited to give it a try.

Buy It...
Be A Bombshell for $16.00
Amazon for $9.00

Sexy Hair
Soy Renewal
Size: 0.85 fl oz / 25 ml
Sexy Hair Soy Renewal is the nourishing styling treatment with multiple benefits. Speeds up blow drying time, nourishes and protects hair, and enhances shine. Made with Moroccan Argan Oil, Soy Renewal addresses moisture, frizz, smoothness, elasticity and shine concerns, while protecting against the heat and environmental stresses.

I am very interested to see how this works on my hair and if it does help cut down on blow drying time and help my frizz to calm down.

Buy It...
Ulta for $21.95 for 4.2 oz
Amazon for $19.99 for 4.2 oz

The variety with the bag this month...
I received the Two Cosmetics Duo Eye Shadow (full size), while others received the MicaBeauty Mineral Eyeshadow (deluxe size). Visit MicaBeauty to buy it for $14.95 for 2.50 g / 0.1 oz

I received the Sexy Hair Soy Renewal, while others received the Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing and Texurizing Powder. Visit Ulta to buy it for $15.95 for 0.53 oz.

Interested in signing up to receive your own ipsy Glam Bag? Head over to and sign up now! It is $10 a month for your subscription and you receive a bag full of deluxe and full size beauty samples.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Lilla Rose Items!

Check out the new arrivals in my Lilla Rose store, just became available today!

Visit my website and take a look If you have any questions, just let me know. Interested in learning about becoming a Lilla Rose Consultant, like I am? Feel free to message me! I love my Lilla Rose products!!!! :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mae's Handcrafted Natural Soap Giveaway!!!!

Aunt Mae's

Have you read about all the harmful ingredients in store-bought soap yet the thought of making your own is too intimidating? Would you like to wash with a gentle lather safe enough for a baby's skin? Then let me introduce you to Mae’s Handcrafted Natural Soaps. These natural soaps made with real tallow will delight your senses! Mae lovingly makes all her soaps in small batches to ensure the highest quality. She uses the best of the best ingredients: real tallow is gentle on your skin while at the same time is used for the bar's hardness, which means it doesn't get mushy in the shower. Olive oil is added for further gentleness along with a touch of coconut oil for a fluffy lather.


Only high quality soap scents or essential oils are used, and even then they are added with a light hand. Mae's bars give you an absolutely delicious scent you can enjoy in the shower, without becoming obtrusive during the day. Even her coloring agents are of a natural origin. These unique combinations make long-lasting, gentle bars that your whole family will love.

You Can Win Natural Handcrafted Soap!

Would you like to win some of Mae's Natural Handcrafted Soap for yourself? Well, here's your chance! Enter below and be one of SIX winners for a $25 credit that you can use to chose your favorite soaps from Mae's delicious selections.

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Aunt Mae

This review and giveaway is on behalf of a dear friend and sister in Christ who unexpectedly lost her beloved husband in February of this year. He left Mae and a young son behind, reeling from their loss. Mae’s husband had been out of work for a year, living off of a small military pension. The family, understandably, had to cut back on expenses - one of which was their life insurance policies. His sudden death now leaves Mae and their son with very little income (less than a couple hundred dollars a month). Because of different personal situations, she is currently ineligible for benefits like Social Security. Mae homeschools their son, and thanks to The Home School Foundation, she will receive a grant to cover homeschooling supplies and curriculum. She is asking the Lord to provide for her son and herself through her small businesses, one of which is making soaps and other body products. As you can see, the situation is dire for this sweet widow and her son, but we know that God is able to do more than we could ever think, or ask (Eph. 3:20), and we hope that you will consider joining up with us to help our dear friend by supporting her business. We're asking you, dear readers, to seriously consider the call of James 1:27—to care for widows and orphans and consider Mae's Handcrafted Natural Soaps for your next soap purchase.
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1: 27
Anyone who knows Mae is touched by her. She is an incredibly godly woman, who acts as a Titus 2 mentor to those who know her. She is loved so dearly and we want to do all we can to support her during this incredibly difficult time! Please pass this on by sharing this giveaway on Facebook and Twitter.

If you'd like to give a donation, you can send via Paypal to Please remember to choose "Personal" giving so the Raymond family doesn't incur fees with your donation. If you need more details on how to do this, please contact and she'd be happy to send you directions.

A big thank you to all the bloggers participating: Ann @ Anne @ Authentic Simplicity Tara @ Everyday Ramblings of My Life Jill @ Jill's Home Remedies Sara Elizabeth @ A Mama's Story Gail @ The Imperfect Housewife Renee @ I Am The Clay Del @ Devote & Seek Jill @ Blessed Beyond a Doubt Rebecca @ Rebecca's Ramblings Hilary @ Accidentally Green Marci @ Amazing Graze Farm Susan @ Learning and Yearning Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker Justyn @ Creative Christian Mama Chelsea Rebecca @ For Unmarried Christian Women Chelsea Rebecca @ Hearts for Home Paula @ Whole Intentions Amy @ A Heart Surrendered Blog Bambi @ In the Nursery of the Nation Dana @ Clan Chris Dean Kristen @ Smithspirations Caroline @ The Modest Mom Blog Alicia @ Walking In Faith Stephani @ The Cheapskate Cook Amber @ Homemaker by Choice Marci @ Thankful Homemaker Katie Sullivan @ Brighton Park Blog Anjanette @ Raising the Barrs Pam @ Mom Does Reviews Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage Stacy @ Something Whimsical Natalie @ Visionary Womanhood Paula @ Beautiful Life of Joy Rachel @ Of Love and Beauty Reagan @ The Arsenal Kelly @ Generation Cedar Kelly @ Practical Savings Stacy Karen @ A Delightful Home Kristen @ Five in Tow Diana @ A Little Bit of Spain Elizabeth @ Yes They Are All Ours Jacque @ Deep Roots at Home Karrilee @ Abiding Love, Abounding Grace Karrilee@ Blessed Memories Scrapbooks by Karrilee Shawnee @ The Apronista Adrienne @ Whole New Mom Janine @ True Aim Education Kathryn @ Singing Through the Rain Alicia @ Fun Reviews and Giveaways Deborah @ A Delightful Glow Stephanie @ The King's Bookworm Christy @ The Simple Homemaker June @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home Shadedlily @ With Them Joy @ Artful Homemaking

Thursday, April 4, 2013

March BirchBox

March BirchBox!
So, I am a bit delayed in writing this as there was a "boo-boo" with my box when it arrived. I opened it and was a little disappointed with what I saw...until I looked at the card and noticed that I was missing two samples! Off I went and emailed BirchBox and let them know. Within a couple days I received a response apologizing and letting me know that they were shipping the two missing samples out to me. So I waited to write about it all until my two missing samples came, they got here in a little over a week. And then Easter came around and life has happened, so I am just now getting around to writing this!

This month's theme was March Madness. They filled the boxes with products that made the cut - from up and coming rookies to veteran all stars.

In my box...

Body Lotion
Sample size: 3 packets, each 0.25 fl oz / 7.39 ml
Sample scents: tea olive lime, aloe water apricot, and coconut fig leaf
We adore these elegant body lotions, which come in three ethereal scents.

I LOVE getting body lotion samples :)

Buy It:
BirchBox $22 for 8 oz bottle

Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Remover
Sample size: 1 fl oz / 30 ml
(this was one of my samples that was missing)
Opposites attract in this gentle, but seriously effective, remover. Shake to combine the layers of oil, chamomile, and cucumber-infused H2O, then apply with a cotton ball.

Buy It:
BirchBox $18 for 4 fl oz / 120 ml

Sample size: very small :)
Color: Taffy
(this was the other sample that was missing)
We were smitten with this new brand's lovely pigments even before we found out that one-third of all sales are donated to charity.

Very small sample, my 2 year old daughter thought it was a play lipstick for her to play with, so I found the color looks very nice with her skin ;) excited to give it some tries

Buy It:
Birchbox $18 (5 colors available)

Serge Normant
Meta Revive Dry Shampoo
Sample size: 2.0 oz / 56.7 g
The A-list stylist created this volume-boosting mist to give second-day locks a lift. The subtle fragrance leaves hair sweetly scented.

I have never used a dry shampoo before, but have been wanting to, so I know this will get some use around this crazy house :)

Buy It:
BirchBox $25 for 4.5 oz / 127 g

Beauty Extra
Madewell for BirchBox
Emery Board
We teamed up with Madewell to create this adorable mani savior, patterned after a print from their new spring collection.

I always think you can never have too many emery boards/nail files! This one is in my purse for when we are out and I need it for my nails. Works great :)

Buy It:
BirchBox $5

What did you get in your BirchBox this month? What were/are you most excited about? Least excited about?

Interested in signing up for BirchBox? For $10 a month you can get a box full of fun items :)
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