Sunday, July 27, 2014

Publix's "Love to Shop Here, Love to Save Here" Event!

Hey everyone!

Summer’s here, and what better way to spice up your outdoor get-togethers than General Mills brand side dishes?

I know that I personally am a girl that loves her side dishes! I think that a meal can be perfect once a complementing side dish has been added. For instance, a stunning chicken breast that has been sauteed can be matched deliciously with scalloped potatoes. Also, the same goes for a nice pork chop! 

Another staple in my dinner routine, are the boxed quick and easy meals such as the ones from Hamburger Helper. These are great, because it has everything you need for a complete meal, just add the protein! Recently, I was lucky enough to receive a box containing samples of these items, a gift card to my local grocery store, and a few other fun items for the kitchen!   

Complement your main dishes from the grill with Betty Crocker® Potatoes for a delicious and easy side dish that your whole family will love. Plus, Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes now feature 20% more potatoes!

Need a quick & delicious weeknight meal idea? Hamburger Helper has a variety of tasty flavors your whole family will love such as Bold Crispy Buffalo Chicken or Crunchy Taco. Add in fresh ingredients such as shredded cheese or chopped tomatoes to add even more deliciousness to your dinner table.

Visit your local Publix store now to stock up & save on your favorites for a quick & delicious meal that your whole family will love during the “Love to Shop Here, Love to Save Here” event!

Be on the lookout for these exclusive in-store savings starting July 17:

In-Store Savings

Offer available in-store from 7/17 – 8/6, available at Publix.

•Hamburger Helper and Betty Crocker Potatoes at 10/$10

Printable Coupons

•Save $1 when you buy FOUR any flavor Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes
- Visit to clip and print your coupons. While supplies last.

•Save $1 on Hamburger Helper when you buy three boxes any flavor Helper™ Home Cooked Skillet Dishes
-Visit to clip and print your coupons. While supplies last. 

What will you be picking up from the sale?


Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gym Bag Must Haves!‏

Hey everyone!

Let’s face it we all wish going to the gym was as easy as putting on spandex and walking out the door. But these days, you need a few more items to make your next gym trip worthy. So, try out my two gym bag must-haves:

Burt’s Bees Cucumber and Sage Facial Cleaning Towelettes ($6, Remove dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing. Great to use to refresh when you have to go run errands or go to work after the gym!

Stur Drinks Liquid Water Enhancer ( A refreshing and tasty way to stay hydrated available in 5 flavors and perfect for any gym bag. I love to squeeze these in my water after working out!

Note: I received these products to try and feature on my blog. I am not associated with any company mentioned above, nor am I being paid to feature these products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own! 

Top 10 Lip Products for Summer 2014!

Hey everyone!

With the hot summer months in full swing, I have been switching up my lip products! Recently, I have been loving a moisturized, glossy lip with just a hint of color. Keep reading to see which products made the cut this season!

~Softlips Cube Lip Balm in the scent Pomegranate Blueberry - This lip balms is a fun conversation starter when you're out and about, due to it's unique packaging!

~Carmex Everyday Protection Lip Balm in the scent Strawberry - This delicious smelling lip balm is one of my favorites to wear every time I am outside, because it has an SPF, and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes! Plus, it moisturizes my lips all in one go!

~Carmex Everyday Ultra Smooth Lip Balm in the scent Lime Twist - Is there any other scent that is more perfect for summer than lime? This Ultra Smooth lip balm is great for fixing my lips on those chapped days!

~NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel - This lip gloss is such a fun, bright color for summer, and best of all, it's not sticky!

~Benefit Cha Cha Balm - This lip balm gives you just a hint of color when you're rushing out the door.

~MAC Morning Rose Lipstick - This lipstick works great for those days that I want to appear more polished and put together.

~Sleek Pout Polish in Electro Peach - How fun is this color for summer? This pout polish gives you enough color, shine and SPF for any outdoor activity.

~Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm - Love the smell of honey and vanilla? Then this lip balm is right for you! I mainly use this right before bed for soft lips.

~Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Bashful - Theer is nothing bashful about this fun peachy, pink shade!

~Buxom Lip Pencil in Wardrobe Malfunction - You can never go wrong with a fun, bright bubblegum pink color!

These are my top 10 lip products for summer, what are yours?


Note: I received the Carmex lip balms from PR to try and feature on my blog. The Sleek, MAC and Soap & Glory lip products were gifts from my friend Lauren here in the blogging world! I am not associated with any brand mentioned above, nor was I paid to feature these products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cool Down With Greek Yoghurt‏

Hey everyone!

Is the summer heat starting to take its toll on your skin? Refresh your beauty routine with the Korres Greek Yoghurt Collection. Greek yogurt, an ancient healing remedy, is known in Greece for its ability to instantly soothe the skin by delivering increased moisture. Recently, I was sent a sample to review for you all!

Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial is a weightless soufflé powered by super-charged proteins that melt into skin and work overnight for intense, immediate moisturization. I know that I can personally vouch for the melt into skin claim, because this facial cream absorbs quickly into my skin, and feels non-greasy throughout the whole night. Event night before bed, I apply a small amount of this all over my face and neck, and I can see that it does work to help moisturize my dry patches. A total win-win for me!

Here is what Korres has to say:


 A centuries-old Greek remedy for skin soothing, moisturizing Greek Yoghurt provides a natural source of proteins, minerals, and vitamins to instantly nourish stressed, dry skin. This ultrahydrating facial-in-a-jar contains a Greek Yoghurt concentrate with 2.5 times the protein content of regular yogurt, and works overnight to provide skin with intense, long-term moisturization and nourishment. You will wake up to noticeable improvements in skin texture and more moisturized, refreshed skin. 


Greek Yoghurt Concentrate: Contains two and a half times the protein content of regular yogurt. 

 This product retails for $45.00, and can be purchased at Sephora!


Note: I received this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with any company mentioned above, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AcneFree Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes Review

Hey everyone!

I love face wipes for the summer! In fact, I always have a pack tucked into whatever bag I am using. Wipes are great for not only fixing makeup mistakes while on-the-go, but they also help to cool you down in these hot summer months! So, keep on with you summer activities, and remember to pack you SPF and face wipes! Recently, I was lucky enough to be sent the AcneFree Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes to try out!

These wipes are designed for us on-the-go girls, who are out and about all summer long! I know that I have personally been anywhere and everywhere this summer from the beach, to lake and just walking around! First off, let me begin by saying that these wipes smell amazing! They have a delicious citrus and mint scent that helps to invigorate my senses! Great for after those sweaty workouts!  I find that these wipes work great to remove my makeup, refresh my skin, and keep my cool during the summer. A definite must have if you ask me!

Here is what AcneFree has to say:

AcneFree® Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes are formulated with invigorating orange and mint extracts to cleanse skin, treat acne and energize the senses all in one simple step. Don’t weigh yourself down by lugging around heavy pre- and post-workout beauty products – these compact, lightweight wipes are great for on-the-go, allowing you to toss from your gym bag to your beach bag with ease.

Perfect for use before and after your workout, the exfoliating Salicylic Acid helps to remove sweat, dirt, and makeup while helping to prevent breakouts and keeping pores open and clear of impurities, so you can sweat without regret!

AcneFree® Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes retail for $6.99 (30 wipes) and are available at major drug and mass retailers.


Note: I was sent this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with any company mentioned above, nor are they paying me to review their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating Lotion

Hey everyone!

I don't know about you, but I no matter how much sunscreen I use, my skin can still become a little pink and irritated after a long day at the beach. For these occasions, I love to bring with me a hydrating lotion that is specially made for this problem. Recently, I was lucky enough to be sent the Sun Bum After Sun Hydrating Lotion!

This lotion is great for those summer days where you get too much sun, and I even use it everyday when my skin is dry! It absorbs quickly into the skin, feels cooling to the touch, and smells great! Mine has been living in my fridge for an added bonus of chill!

Here is what Sun Bum has to say:

So you got greedy and burned your skin. Ease the pain and calm your skin with our "Cool Down" Gel. Vitamin E enriched, our soothing Aloe Gel will rehydrate your sun-baked skin and ease the pain of a burn and help prevent peeling. Keep it refrigerated for bonus relief.

Features and Benefits:

~Restores and protects sun damaged skin 
~Prevents peeling for a longer lasting tan 
~Contains soothing Cocoa Butter 
~Contains cooling Aloe 
~Gluten Free / 100% Vegan 
~Alcohol Free 
~Vitamin E Enriched 
~8 FL OZ / 237 ML 

To find out more about this product and all the other ones Sun Bum makes, visit!


Note: I received this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with any company mentioned above, nor are they paying me to review their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Sale Haul #2

Hey everyone!

As you all probably figured, I went back to Bath & Body Works one more time to stock up! Here is what I got:

~Pink Lemonade Pound Cake Mason Jar Candle

~Snap Peas Mason Jar Candle

~Be Enchanted Perfume

~Wild Apple Daffodil Body Wash

~Cashmere Glow Body Wash

~Be Enchanted Body Spray

~Oahu Body Spray

That's all I got this last time, I think I'm good for a while! What have you picked up at this sale?


Note: I purchased these products with my own money!

TATCHA's New Water Collection

Hey everyone!

I love to try new products, and I love it even more, when those new products improve my skin! My skin has finally started to get back to normal, after a rough patch the past couple of months. Recently, the lovely girls at TATCHA sent me their new Water Collection! First off, let's just take a minute to admire the beautiful packaging that they housed these items in. TATCHA is always amazing me with their attention to detail!

I received their Luminous Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask and Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum to try and review for you all!

I love how their serum (like many of their other products) came housed in a beautiful wood inspired box with a pull out drawer. Talk about amazing detail, I felt like I was unwrapping an elegant present!

Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum

This intense hydration provides an immediate firming effect and can be mixed with foundation for glowing skin. Participants of a two-week clinical study reported skin felt smoother and firmer, and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The 23-karat gold dust suspended within lends skin a lit-from-within look, without adding shimmer to the face.

This serum is perfect for us gals who have skin on the more oily side, because it absorbs instantly into your skin without leaving any residue behind! No more oily looking skin here ladies! All I was left with was refreshed, luminous skin that made me feel 5 years younger! Who doesn't love that?!

This eye mask was a lot of fun to use! It was easy to apply, and my under eye area was left feeling moisturized, refreshed and I think it even looked better! A definite must-have after those long summer nights!

Luminous Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask

The unique coconut-derived biocellulose mask, developed originally to speed healing for burn victims, forms an occlusive layer on the skin. This enables the powerful actives to help promote the appearance of hydrated, revitalized-looking eyes. Intense hydration dramatically reduces the appearance of puffiness dark circles, and fine lines around the eye area for a rested, refreshed look.

Brand Overview

For over 300 years, Japan’s geisha have been held in awe for their enduring wisdom and breathtakingly beautiful, porcelain skin.

Perfected through centuries of timeless rituals, it was widely believed these beauty secrets had been passed down from one generation of geisha to the next by word of mouth alone.
That is, until TATCHA rediscovered their coveted daily regimes in a 200 year-old ancient manuscript, written in the twilight of Japan’s Edo Period.

Traveling back to the City of 2000 Temples (Kyoto), TATCHA has worked with teams of scientists, scholars and geisha themselves to decipher the rituals and ingredients from this text.  What we uncovered is the very foundation of Eastern skincare and beauty.

We offer these formulas in homage to the icon of Eastern beauty and our own storied heritage. Through a proprietary process involving the very best green teas, Okinawa red algae and rice bran—as well as other indigenous extracts—the secrets of the geisha live on in TATCHA.

"Tatcha is my way of sharing my journey East to seek out the meaning behind the myth of the geisha." —Victoria Tsai, Founder

Water Collection Information

TATCHA’s most recent discoveries—beloved by geisha, proven by science, remastered for you.
In the translucent waters of an Okinawa lagoon grows a delicate red algae, rich in minerals and powerfully hydrating. Called “treasure from the god of the sea” by the island’s inhabitants, the algae is revered for its ability to restore skin’s luminosity from the inside out. The TATCHA Water Collection features Okinawa Red Algae married with Hyaluronic Acid, known to hold a thousand times its weight in water, for deeply hydrated, nourished skin and a naturally luminous glow.


Note: I received these products to try and review on my blog! I am not associated with any of the brands mentioned above, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!