My Blacklane Experience

Blacklane

Flying. I’m hitting the airport at least a half dozen times each year. It was about double pre-kids and now that I’ve got two babes in tow, it’ll be quite a while before I travel with both. Have you ever seen parents with more than one kid in the airport? Everyone is flustered. I’m not ready for it yet but when the time hits, I will definitely be using Blacklane.

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Sleeping masks! Have you ever used one?

Headwraps

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

Olive & Ivy – How pretty is this soft rosy brown eyeshadow look? You won’t believe how affordable everything used for it is!

Phyrra – has the deets on the new Makeup Geek MannyMua Palette! See the video, swatches and look. Would you wear it?

Prime Beauty – has been spending a lot of time in the shower thanks to the luxury Aroma Sense Shower Head. A lemon scent and tons of water pressure makes her a happy girl!

we heart this – (to read like Stefan from SNL) “This mask has it all: cream that turns into bubbles, a high but worth it price tag, a space age bottle…”

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Self Care Matters – Amope Pedi Perfect for the Win!

This post was sponsored by Amopé™ as part of an influencer activation for the #AmopeCrowd and Socialstars™. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, but all opinions are my own.

 Self-Care Matters

Girl, listen. Can we have a chat? You know, sister to sister? Let me keep it real with you. You don’t mind, do you? It’s a struggle. By “it”, I mean…almost everything. I look at where my life was 5, 6 and 7 years ago and I chuckle at how I used to complain about the little things. I wouldn’t mind some of those stresses now. I’d trade them for my current ones in a heartbeat.

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A Love Letter to the Postpartum Hair Loss Beast

Postpartum Hair Loss

Dear Postpartum Hair Loss Beast,

Hey girl hey. So we meet again, huh? You didn’t catch me off guard like you did with my first pregnancy. Nope. This time, I was awaiting your arrival and had my Black Jamaican castor oil and head wrap game on deck. I knew you were coming to take me out. Things are different this time.

I mean, yes. You are still snatching my edges (quite literally) and have me playing a game called How Far Back Can It Go? with my hairline. There’s mostly humor behind all of this. There’s some sadness, too. Yes, I’m a girl who can confidently rock hair down her back and a bald head but losing your hair never feels good. Especially when you know you have no control over it.

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Are you a fan of the Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year? I’m not!

NARS Cosmetics

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

Nouveau Cheap – if you haven’t seen these new $2.99 liquid matte lipsticks at the drugstore yet, you must.

Olive & Ivy – How gorgeous is this easy 1920’s Great Gatsby hairstyle?! It’s perfect for all of those themed parties!

Phyrra – has the best 10 Organization Hacks for Beauty Lovers! See how to make the most of your storage.

Prime Beauty – has discovered the magic of deep sea minerals in Youngblood Mineral Foundation–the perfect foundation for mature skin.

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Spying On Your Kid With Ease

Spying on Your Kidwith Ease

“Those gosh darn millennials. The are such helicopter parents. When I was raising my kids in the 70’s and 80’s, we didn’t have a fancy baby monitor.”

I hear it all the time from family members. Part of me thinks they are a wee bit jealous that they didn’t get opportunity to swim in these fabulous tech devices that us millennials have. I mean, what would I do without tech devices to spy on my kids baby monitors?

For my 3-year old.

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The Ultimate Beauty Bag of Luxury Makeup

Luxury Makeup

Ahhhhh, luxury makeup. They call me an enabler. I’ll be that. I will be that friend that encourages you to buy another red lipstick even though you already have 14. I am the gal pal that sends you recommendations when you’re stumped in the middle of Sephora. I got you, baby. I am here for you. And these items? I’m thinking you should grab one or two or you know, at least 5 pieces from this luxury makeup list. You’ll thank me later. 

I promise. 

Now don’t get all huffy and puffy on me. Some of these items are a bit on the pricey side. I know, girl, I know. Hey! Some of us save our pennies to invest in the finer things in life. Prefer only drugstore picks? No problema. I’ll have something for you frugalistas later down the line. But for now…it’s all about that luxe life. 

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Oh heyyyyy, what palette are you loving these days?

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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 been attempting to master correcting and concealing with Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer.

Nouveau Cheap – I have oily skin, but that doesn’t mean I shy away from cream blushes. Here are my top five drugstore cream blushes of all time (that all work beautifully on oily skin).

Olive & Ivy – How adorable is this soon-to-be-released Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly palette? LOVE!

Phyrra – shares the Cruelty Free Beauty Brands at Sephora! No more guessing!

Prime Beauty – discovered a darling new vintage style bath and body line at Anthropolgie called Mission Grove. Make sure to check it out!

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