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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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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What’s your go-to fragrance for fall?

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

My Newest Addiction – Laura has discovered the best kept beauty secret. Go check it out now!

Nouveau Cheap – The LORAC Mega PRO 2 Palette is still in stock at Ulta, but is it worth your hard-earned dollars? Hopefully this will help you decide.

Olive & Ivy – These super hydrating lip tints have already made “in my bag at all times” status! Find out why.

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Crayola Experience Orlando – Big Kids Rejoice!

The Crayola Experience Orlando

What does a parent who is feeling a bit guilty about her daughter losing her only child status do? She spoils her, of course! With baby boy making his arrival any week now, I’ve been making a list of activities and things to do with Elle as we celebrate her now more than ever. I’m the oldest daughter raising the oldest daughter and I know how important it is to create memories for her now and especially when Lil’ Dude gets here. We’re heading to Disney World next weekend but I wanted to do something fun, local and pretty interactive with her. 

Soooo…we went to the Crayola Experience here in Orlando!

The Crayola Experience

Okay, first of all…I may have been more excited going to this place more than my kid. What’s not to be excited about? You can be Mr. Stuck Up and Professional and still geek out over a pack of fresh crayons. That’s just life, man. Ideal for children of all ages, this is one attraction that both locals and tourists will really enjoy. Elle is 2 and almost 3-years old and while at her age there was plenty for her to do, I saw many older kids (think upper elementary) that were just as engaged and having a good time.

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GlobeIn – The Subscription Box That Keeps Giving

Okay, first of all – don’t hate me for being so late in getting this post out to you. I received a sample of this GlobeIn box but because the month is over, you won’t be able to purchase THIS month’s box. The good news is, what you see is just a small example of what you’ll receive if you decide to get a subscription of GlobeIn.


So I’ll back up. What IS GlobeIn? We’ve seen a few dozen subscription boxes of various topics. What makes this one better? The fact that GlobeIn works with people around the world to allow them to get their handmade items in the hands of people like you and me is what makes them better. Just about every single item in a GlobeIn box will be handmade with a little story about the person or persons that you’re helping support.

It’s a beautiful sentiment but more importantly, I like the idea of being able to educate myself on various people and place across the globe and get a hand in helping support their communities. Also, you’ve got to love how each Box has a topic. September 2015’s was Wellness and considering I’m about to have a baby, well this box was totally needed! 

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How many skincare products do you use every day?

Refresh Natural Skincare masque on skin

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

My Beauty Bunny – Love LUSH? We do too! So we’re sharing our 5 Must Have LUSH Items for Your Bag.

My Newest Addiction – If you are in need of some fabulous new makeup brushes that wont break the bank find out which ones Laura has been addicted to. She also has a discount code for you!

Nouveau Cheap – So Sephora reformulated their Supreme Cleansing Oil and it is now mineral-oil-free. But is it effective at removing makeup, including stubborn mascara? Here’s my full review.

Olive & Ivy – rounded up the best of the best Sephora holiday gift sets for 2015! Which ones will you be getting?

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Feeling All Radiant and Glow Like with Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer

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

Okay look – I’m not always positively radiant. I try to be. I genuinely make an effort to embody that I woke up like dis spirit, but giiiiirl…some days it’s just so gosh darn rough. And it’s reasons like this why I can appreciate products like Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Daily Moisturizer

Aveeno Daily Moisturizer

All moisturizers are not treated equally. Some are really just watery lotion with very little moisturizing properties and efficacy. Some of those brands try to trick us. It’s not right, I say! While this Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 won’t transform your 60-year old skin into 23-year old skin (sorry love, and wouldn’t that be strange anyway?), what it will do is provide your skin with oil-free love and sun protection. This, you know, is important. Even more so for guys and gals like me who live in areas where the sun doesn’t stop shinning. Ever.

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