Say What? You Want Free Hair Products and a New Purse?

Sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

It is officially T minus 2 weeks before I am too pregnant to function. I think I’m ready and after getting the house in order, I am working on self-pampering. Because let’s face it, there is very little to no pampering going down with a newborn in the house. But you know what? I’m one of those women that reuses to give up on herself. I don’t care what it takes. I will find a millisecond in a day to do something special for me.

And you should do the same, babe. This, I think, applies to all women. We do a lot, man. We deserve to treat ourselves every now and then. 

Remember when I first talked about Roux and how ideal it was for expectant moms who weren’t able to color their hair during those three trimesters? I’m back to remind you about the fabulous contest that Roux Beauty has going on and to encourage you to enter! Because who couldn’t use hair care products for a year or a brand new Louis Vuitton purse? Current Roux lovers will definitely want to get in on this fun. Upload your picture so we can all see how fabulous your curls, tresses, ‘fros are looking! 

Roux contest

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The Body Wash That Feels Like A Spa Treatment

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Sooo, it’s back. My eczema, that is. I should really blame myself because while I usually avoid dairy products, I lose my mind when I’m pregnant. For some reason, my hormones are actually kind to me and I can tolerate dairy better while pregnant. So your girl has been going crazy. Aaaand my skin has a problem with it. I’ve become twinsies with the Belle and we are both dealing with cracking skin, inflamed skin and rashes. Lovely, right?

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

It’s a good time to be exploring these Aveeno® products because this Daily Moisturizing Body Wash has been helping ease my skin a bit. And that’s probably because this baby has Colloidal Oatmeal in it.

Yes babes, oatmeal doesn’t make for just a yummy breakfast meal, it can also be an incredibly healing and soothing ingredient for us sensitive skincare folx. You can absolutely tell the difference when you’re using it. Because eczema has the tendency to dry the skin out, this Body Wash does a beautiful job at locking in that moisture – even after a hot shower! Yes, impressive, it is.

Three more reasons why I love it?

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Zoya Flair collection

Zoya Flair

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here. I showcased the first part of Zoya’s Fall collection (the lovely Focus) and now I’m back to share off Flair. I got a press sample of these months back and now that the weather has been feeling all Fall-like, these could not have been swatched at a better time. 

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Visiting Walt Disney World While 37 Weeks Pregnant

I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my life. From spontaneously moving across the country to marrying a dude I met off of the internet and eating my placenta, I rarely shock myself anymore. My friends are used to this and often laugh at my antics. When I came up with the idea to take Elle on a “Almost Big Sister” trip to Walt Disney World while pregnant, no one tried to stop me.And they should have. 

Walt Disney World at Fall

Because that was by far the craziest thing that I’ve ever done. No overly pregnant woman should be waddling around Walt Disney World. But this post isn’t about why you shouldn’t do it. I’m going to highlight our up’s and great experiences while casually noting how much BETTER they could have done if I weren’t so you know…pregnant.

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Have you ever made a blind purchase without reading a single review?

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Nouveau Cheap – Hard Candy has lots of fun new products launching right now (plus new shades for existing products). Here’s everything you need to know…and then some!

Olive & Ivy – Want to know what’s new at LUSH for Halloween? I’ve got you covered!

Phyrra – tells you the best eyeshadows to wear to enhance your eye color!

Prime Beauty – thinks Rachel Zoe is ba-nah-nas and so is her new subscription box, the Rachel Zoe Box of Style! The pieces are to DIE for!

Beautygeeks – Reaction is mixed to this post about makeup for a 10-year-old. At what age should girls start wearing makeup? And what’s age-appropriate?

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber grew up watching Jem & The Holograms, and went FULL ON Jem mode for her Halloween costume idea & tutorial, and you’re not going to want to miss it! It’s truly, truly, truly outrageous!

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Healthy Skin Over Makeup Everyday

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Cetaphil – a well known brand that I’m sure many of you skincare lovers have been gushing over for years. And years. I first learned about Cetaphil when I was a teenager. It has been FOREVER since I’ve tried anything from them but I’m in shock that their products are still rockin’. As much as they were when I was playing with them.


And who knew they had such a wide range of products? I didn’t! From washes and cleansers to lotions and towelettes, there’s something for everyone. Cetaphil has always been known as a brand that caters to those of us with sensitive skin. This was me and this is STILL me. But, if you’re one of those people who have fabulous skin (grrr…LOL, just kidding) Cetaphil is for you, too. I love when brands cater to those of us with ALL skin types. These products will work for a 13-year old and for mature skin. Everyone wins.

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It’s ShopBop’s Friends & Family Sale Again!

There is something about October. I really can’t put my finger on what it is specifically but I love everything about this month. I never realized how glorious it felt before. Pumpkin spice has nothing to do with it, either. But aside from being excited about change in the weather and and the impending birth of baby #2, so many of my  brands are doing these glorious sales. Shopbop included! 

Yes, I know…I am forever bragging about Shopbop and their fabulous purses, shoes and fits but if you’ve got some extra pennies on hand and want to treat yourself (or get a head start on holiday shopping), now is the time! 


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Celebrity-Inspired Hair Styles That My Toddler Rocks

This post is sponsored by Target.

Hair we go again! I figured that you may have heard enough about my hair and the products that I’m using on them so I decided to use Elle as a model and the inspiration for this post. As mother to a daughter with a good amount of hair, caring for hers and making sure that she LOVES her hair is important in my book. Little girls need to love what they see in the mirror and as her mama, I will do all that I can to include her in healthy hair care practices and styling.

Camille Rose

And I know what you’re thinking. “Is this even necessary? I mean…she’s barely 3 years old!” Um, yes. It is very necessary because this kid sees me doing my hair and naturally, she’s interested. With the changing of the seasons, I’ve been giving a lot more thought into products and styling that will be better suited for the cooler weather. It’s Florida, y’all so no, we won’t be dealing with any snow and frozen flurries but less beach and pool time means we need to switch up the products. There will be a tiny bit of chill in the hair so moisturized curls, more protective styles and quick and easy do’s are in the forecast. 

Afro buns

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