Fashion Friday: Target Steps Up with Anti Bullying Children’s Clothing Line

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When you shop at Target this weekend (and we know you will), check out the new Target line by Compassion Brands called Generation Kind. The collection starts at $12.99 and tee’s are available in a wide range of girls sizes and sayings (XS-X3). Each shirt comes with a friendship bracelet to further promote love and acceptance, and each tag has a phone number teens can call if they need help or advice because of bullying. The shirts will be available on Target.com February 15th.

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Aster Market December Box… Warm and Cozy!

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Aster Market has done it again! Check out all of the amazing products you will receive in the December box.

Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.

Lauren Ericka Designs:
This foldover clutch literally made my day! It is so beautifully made. It has a faux leather bottom and inside slip pocket, a gold zipper and winter high-end plaid details. This will definitely be a staple piece for holiday parties.

Rosemary + Steel:
Super cute crocheted boot cuffs in my favorite Fall/Winter color, burgundy! This color is so hot right now and will coordinate with all of your cozy sweaters! Again, very well made. I hope to get a lot of uses out of these. An accessory that is as stylish as it is practical. With every item sold, they donate a portion to their local community and schools.

CeeCee and Bee:
Natural Tub Tea. I cannot wait to use this! Tub tea contains ingredients like chamomile tea, mint tea and epsom salt. Created by co-owner Charlene who suffers from sensitive skin and wanted a spa treatment that her skin could appreciate.

All of these products would make great gifts for girlfriends, teens, teachers, party hostesses and more!

Use code FIRSTMONTH20 for 20% off your first box!

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Fashion Friday: November Ipsy Bag, Cosmic Glam!

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ipsy (referral link) goes cosmic for November. There were a ton of great samples you could receive, check out our five below…

This is what our November bag contained…

INSPR Beauty Eye Shadow (Carnival)
This long-wearing, crease-resistant eye shadow is richly pigmented and can be applied sheer for a natural wash of color or layered for a more dramatic effect.

Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Mascara
Inspired by the on-set technique of layering a lengthening fiber mascara over a volumizing formula, this new studio-tested mascara exposes your longest, fullest lashes. No clumps, no flakes. Just maximum-impact, scene-stealing lashes.

ModelCo HIGHLIGHTING TRIO (Champagne, Peach Bellini, and Bronze Shimmer)
This highlighting trio is a compact, multifunctional palette that gives skin a beautiful luminosity. From a subtle sheen to a bronzed glow this light-reflecting cream to powder formula glides on to enrich the complexion, creating a shimmering incandescence. The three shades diffuse light as they enhance and perfect, giving your skin a fresh, glowing look. This trio contains a luminizer for highlighting cheekbones, a satin-finish blush for cheeks and a glowing bronzer that helps contour and define.

Coolway Stronghold Spray
This innovative volumizing spray with humidity control, gives you all the volume you need and have it hold too. Now you can have flowing, beautiful hair all day long, without frizz!

Crown Brush Deluxe Pointed Crease Brush
This handcrafted professional pointed crease brush is perfectly tapered to give you optimum coverage and color in the crease.

This is a great gift for the tween/teen in your life or to share with your cosmetic loving BFF…

ipsy costs only $10 a month (free shipping US). Click Here (referral link) to join today!

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Fashion Friday: Lime Crime Venus the Grunge Palette

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We recently received Lime Crime’s Venus the Grunge Palette to test out. We were super excited to check out the packaging and pigmentation.

The packing is stunning with gold foil accents and bold colors. It’s also small enough that you can easily travel with it or place it in a small cosmetic bag for storage.

lime-crime-venusThe girly neutrals make this palette a go to for everyday and special occasion looks. The pigmentation is very strong. It’s also build-able. I would recommend using aura or shell as highlights as they are very light and shimmery. Each color feels creamy on the skin and also blends very well for tons of different looks.

If you are looking for a great holiday gift for your own beauty guru, check out Lime Crime’s Venus Palette. The shades will compliment many skin tones and work flawlessly together. The palette retails for $38.00 (eligible for PRIME) on Amazon.

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Fashion Friday: ipsy October Bag

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We tried out ipsy (referral link) for the first time and October did not disappoint! We are loving the organic, hi-end samples and look at that pretty gold bag! This is a great gift for the tween/teen in your life or to share with your cosmetic loving BFF…

This is what our bag contained…

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Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick (shade: committed)
beautiful everyday shade, long lasting, non-drying

Balanced Guru
Scrub Me Body Scrub
perfect for the coffee lover

Emité Make Up
PROFESSIONAL SLANT TWEEZER
made well and great for throwing in a handbag or for travel

Nourish Organic
Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum
oil absorbs quickly and isn’t sticky, great ingredients too!

DOSE®
Color Pill Nail Polish in Stormy
beautiful shade and pigment, a little hard to paint nails though as the bottle doesn’t stand on it’s own

ipsy costs only $10 a month (free shipping US). Click Here (referral link) to join today!

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Accessorize Your Fall Wardrobe with Benevolence LA Water Droplet Y Necklace

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We were recently given the chance to test drive a new jewelry piece by Benevolence LA. This necklace has so much meaning once your read their charity mission statement “Your purchase of this “Water Droplet” necklace will contribute 10 dollars toward a sustainable water system in Africa through our charity partner, H4O (Hands4others). Benevolence will take no profits from this necklace until the first village is funded.” How cool is that?!

The quality is worth the price (currently $39.99 on Amazon Prime) and the packaging is perfect for gifting (see pic). The adjustable size is perfect for different tops and occasions. Don’t hesitate to purchase, even if it’s your 1st “y” necklace. You’ll love it!

  • CHARITABLE: Your purchase of this “Water Droplet” necklace will contribute 10 dollars toward a sustainable water system in Africa through our charity partner, H4O (Hands4others). Benevolence will take no profits from this necklace until the first village is funded.
  • STYLISH: Hand Wrapped Glass Pendant – Looks like a real drop of water – Delicate but will not break – 3 inch extender for your perfect fit – You can wear it tighter toward your neck or let it hang lower – Perfect for layering
  • LATEST TREND: Los Angeles Fashion Necklace, Specific Celebrity partnerships to be announced soon
  • HIGHEST QUALITY: 14k Gold Plated – Recycled Gift Box – Eco-friendly – Dainty 1mm width 18″ Cable Chain Y Necklace with 4 inch drop – featuring a glass water “droplet” pendant
  • PERFECT GIFT: Best choice for birthday, anniversary, holidays, stocking stuffers, graduation, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and any other occasion.

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Aster Market September Box… Getting Ready for Fall!

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 aster_market_september_box_2015_review The September Aster Market Box is here! Aster Market prides itself on small batch made products that inspire a positive outlook on life. The finds are so contagious, you’ll have a hard time not sharing them with friends!Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.Our September box included a beautifully bold Frankie & Coco PDX (frankieandcocopdx.com) canvas bag. The size is perfect to house your makeup or art supplies. The bag is handmade from start to finish in Portland, fully lined with solid cotton and styled with a hint of vintage.

Next in the box is a lovely catch-all dish by Be Free Designs (etsy.com/shop/beFREEdesigns). This little white dish packs a punch. Hand stamped with the word “LOVED” in shiny gold, it is the perfect addition to your nightstand or entryway as a daily inspirational reminder.

Stephanie Martin Co. (etsy.com/shop/StephanieMartinCo) included a bracelet trio that will become a staple for your jewelry collection. Beautifully handmade with stretchy cord, it fits a variety of wrist sizes and creates an effortless fashion statement.

Last but not least is a fun notepad by Quill & Fox (quillandfox.com). Run by a very creative husband and wife team, they use vintage art, fashion and old children’s books to inspire their stationery designs.

Aster Market is a monthly subscription box with prices starting at $39.95. Use code FIRSTBOX10 for 10% off your order.

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