Love at First Drive in the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

Ford Explorer

You know it’s love when you name a car. I’ve named all of my cars. Yes, I realize this sounds crazy but I harbor a serious emotional attachment to my cars, man. The same can be said for cars that I review. Some are fun to drive and I enjoy ripping and running in something fancier than my own car and when they leave, whatever. Life moves on.

And some cars touch me. Some have me at hello and it takes everything in me to NOT want to return the keys back. That’s how I felt about the Ford Explorer Platinum.

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Naked Bar Soap Company – A Lovely Gem in Orlando

Naked Bar Soap Company Orlando

Let me tell you about the College Park area in Orlando, Florida. It’s a quaint little part of town where you won’t find many tourists. Locals move up and down the streets drinking coffee at Credo, getting facials at T-Secret and visiting The Spa. The best pasta dishes are served at Trevi Pasta and The Cookie Cousins get an A+ from me in the cookie department.

Liquid Soap

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5 Ways I Screwed Up with Money – And How I Bounced Back

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Now let me get something straight – I am NOT a professional when it comes to money management. I’m not even a professional when it comes to counting. You see, money and I aren’t the best of friends. I don’t have anyone to blame but myself. While I’ve made a slew of mistakes in the past (and I’m not ‘gon lie…I still make mistakes), I like to think that I’m on the come up and I am picking up the pieces of money mistakes that I made in my twenties.

I know I’m not alone. I know I’m not the only person who put a WANT over a NEED or made the dumb decision to buy an overpriced something that they really didn’t need. Yeeeep. We’ve all screwed up. Here are five of my screw ups and how I’ve tried to make things a bit better.

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Your favorite makeup brush…which one is it?

Bare Lips

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

Clumps of Mascara – Tell us Wet ‘n Wild…just how in the world do you make a matte lipstick that is also luscious and creamy?

Gouldylox – I know I said reverse washing was poppycock, and it is. But this Pre-Shampoo Treatment? It is giving me the best air dried hair, ever.

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Wet ‘n Wild Matte Lip Colors – Yep, You Need ‘Em

This post was submitted by Tiffany! A fabulous Clumps of Mascara contributor.

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color

So we introduced y’all to these babies on Instagram, but now the full review is here!

Wet ‘N Wild doesn’t disappoint when it comes to keeping up with the trends on a budget and these Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are no different! The name describes them so well. They are definitely matte as in no sheen or shine to them, but the velvety finish keeps them from being too drying. The formula almost reminds of Maybelline’s Matte Lipsticks, which I adore, so that was a win in my book.

I bought the colors Hickory Smoked (A363), Charred Cherry (A364), and Berry Tales (A366). Hickory Smoked and Charred Cherry ended up being my favs since I found them very easy to wear without needing to tweak them to look right on me. Berry Tales was too light for my taste, however, it is a pretty color and some of you ladies will be able to rock it fabulously!

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Traveling in Style with the Flyest Passport Holders Ever

Fly Passport Holders

I’ve got travel on the mind, babes. Granted, I’ve only really planned 2-3 major trips this year but I’ve already applied for both babes’ passports because something tells me we’ll be doing some serious travel in the next few months/years. First on the list? Canada. Don’t laugh. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to visit Canada during one of those non-snow months. That said, I’ve got fly in style, honey.

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Hair. How do you remove it?

Pretty nails

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

Blushing Noir – TALK IS CHIC! Check out the most comprehensive, mother-of-all L’Oréal Paris makeup posts to see the must-have items I die for AND the hot deal currently going on at ULTA Beauty!

Clumps of Mascara – I don’t think there is a nail polish better suited for Spring than this gorgeous one here.

EauMG – reviews two naturally delicious gourmand botanical perfumes by indie brand, Phoenix Botanicals. Yum!

Gouldylox – For spring, think fresh skin, juicy color and glistening eyes. Want the look? Gouldylox has all of the details!

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Favorite Spring Products!

Favorite Spring Products

It is finally starting to warm up a bit, which means it is time to show you my favorite spring products! The spring season brings a time of fresh, clean colors, which is exactly what we want with our makeup during this time of year. You will find everything from exfoliating products, lip balms, blush, and even nail polish in an array of spring colors. Enjoy!

Daily Rehydrating Sunscreen: First things first. When spring arrives, so does our time spent under the sun. We need to protect our skin every day or we risk damaging it from those harmful UV rays. I like this sunscreen because it also acts as an incredible moisturizer. You can use it before you start your regular makeup routine. Do not forget to apply this sunscreen to your neck, shoulders, and any other part of your body that will be exposed to the sun.

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