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Project Life + New Video

11 Mar

Last week was super busy for me and this week is just as busy. I didn’t update the blog last week but I don’t want to fall into the procrastination cycle so I’m setting aside time right now to just give a quick update! Work is busy and I was handed some copy writing and SEO writing assignments, along with my usual tasks I perform each week. My side copy writing gig is also gearing up with some extra unexpected work. I’m not complaining though, I like to stay busy and I like what I do. Getting paid to write is a dream come true!

Aside from all the work, I started a Project Life photo album. I first learned about Project Life from following blogger Kelly from Brownies and Zucchini. She is in her second year of Project Life and updates her blog regularly with her album pages. I went to Michael’s to pick up some photo albums for my wedding pictures (finally got them printed) and they were having a buy 1 get 1 free sale. That’s when I noticed the Project Life albums and remembered the Brownies and Zucchini blog posts about them. So I went home and did some research. Over the weekend I went back with a 40% off coupon in hand and got my first kit.

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I purchased 2 albums with the buy 1 get 1 free sale, a pack of photo pocket pages,  Project Life core kit Honey Edition, and a mini kit Holiday Edition. Project Life is a super simple way of scrap-booking your life. Some people document each week, the way Brownies and Zucchini does and others update it whenever. I’m choosing to update it casually and hope to fill up the album by the end of the year. There is not cutting, pasting, stickers, or any super creative genius required. You put the cards in the pocket pages and then your pictures. Use the journaling cards to add some written details. And you’re done!

Some people do choose to add extra embellishments and it looks great, but it’s just not for me. I tried scrap-booking once and it took me about two years to get around to completing the scrapbook. I never want to do that again! Now I have a simple and beautiful way to document our year instead of letting the photos just sit on my iphone and computer.

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I started my Project Life album with a layout depicting our trip to Las Vegas back in January. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…so I don’t have any photos of the trip. Luckily a friend snapped a couple non-incriminating or embarrassing shots of the group and I used those in my album. 😉

Next, I created my THIRD YouTube video and it’s up on my channel! This one is a Mary Kay Haul and Review. I placed a large order with my friend who is a Mary Kay Consultant and decided to share it on my channel. I’ve seen other beauty and lifestyle YouTubers out there do this type of video so I gave it a shot. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below! I post new videos every Sunday so please subscribe to get an alert when a new video is posted.

That’s it for now, take care!

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Review: Olay Fresh Effects

14 Mar
My Sweetheart Vox Box

My Sweetheart Vox Box

I’ve never used a powered facial cleansing tool in the past so when I saw the Olay Fresh Effects Powered Contour Cleansing System in by Sweetheart Vox Box I was definitely curious about how it worked. I really didn’t know what to expect from this product. I do trust the Olay brand, their classic facial lotion is pretty much all my mom used for her moisturizer. I remember as a kid loving the way it smelled and sneaking some off her dresser!

When I tested out Olay Fresh Effects I made sure to read all the directions on the package and inside. The way it works is waaay simple! Just wet your face, wet the power brush and apply a little bit of product to the brush. Then turn on the power brush with the push of a button and massage your face in circular motions with it for about a minute. Wash off the product from your face and rinse off the power brush. Done!

The triangle shape of the power brush really does fit the contours on a persons face. I was able to easily get around my nose, chin, forehead and between my eyebrows (also known as T-zone).

Me testing out Olay Fresh Effect Powered Contour Cleansing System and having a little fun with it!

Me testing out Olay Fresh Effect Powered Contour Cleansing System and having a little fun with it!

You can see in the photo above how easy this was to use, I even goofed around a little as took some pictures. The bottom left picture really shows how easy it was to get that space in between my eyebrows. The power brush is small and the bristles are made from a soft rubbery material. It felt really funny on my nose, but in a good way like a tickle! The product that it came with was a sample size of Olay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!} Shine Minimizing Cleanser. This is actually perfect for me because I do have an oily T-zone so anything that helps banish shine is excellent.

Here is a close up view of the Olay Fresh Effects Powered Contour Cleansing System.

Here is a close up view of the Olay Fresh Effects Powered Contour Cleansing System.

Afterward, my face felt smooth and relaxed. Unlike other products for oily skin, this didn’t leave my face feeling tight or dry. The only downside to this was after a while it seemed like I was swirling around a dirty mixture of make-up and cleanser on my face. That’s gross. Next time I’ll use it to wash my face in the morning instead of at night. You can use any face cleanser with the power tool, doesn’t have to be Olay Fresh Effects but they do make other face cleansers to go with or without the power cleanser. For more information about Olay Fresh Effects go here .

I think this will be a good thing to use as I get closer to the my wedding. I want my face to be break-out and shine free for all the photos that day!

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Review: Avon Color Fold Up Palette

13 Nov

I like the Avon Color Fold Up Palette because it is chock full of make-up goodies like eyeshadow, blush and lip gloss. It also comes with dual ended eyeshadow and lip brushes plus a blush brush! The mirror inside the fold-up case is handy for touch-ups. It all comes boxed up and ready for gifting.

Since I’m pushing for my Avon business to be completely online I thought it would be fun reward my customers by offering a weekly discount. Each week I will be announcing a new discounted item on my online store. Currently you will recieve 10% off the Color Fold-Up Palette, just add it to your shopping cart and the discount is automatically applied!

I think this would be a wonderful stocking stuffer for my sisters. Each year I make them little goody bags for Christmas with beauty products, sweets and other little treats. Who on your list would you give this to?

Don’t forget to enter the Bon Jovi Unplugged fragrance giveaway! It’s ends THIS Friday so get your entries in now!