My Mary Kay Challenge

Recently, I became a Mary Kay Consultant and for the month of September Mary Kay is offering a great deal on starting your our business. YEAH! So, for only $75 you can start your very own Mary Kay business. Fun!  Not only can you start your own business, but you can make some money and win great prizes. How exciting it that?

So, my Mary Kay challenge is to recruit 3-5 ladies this month to join my Mary Kay team, and if this something that you'd be interested in please let me know. My website is http://www.marykay.com/cates... ;)

Mary Kay Starter Kit


The Nail Files: Tangy Tangerine

For today's manicure, I wanted to use a new gel polish set I bought recently called Gelli Beans. I bought this particular gel polish set online from Hautelook for a great price, and I wanted to try it out. So, for my polish I used Tangy Tangerine and for my middle fingernails I used a Julie G nail polish called Light It Up.

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files...Hope to see you there ;)

Tangy Tangerine & Light It Up


August Birchbox

My August Birchbox came in the mail recently, and I wanted to share with you the beauty products that were included in my box.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Birchbox monthly subscription of high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples, customized for you. To join, please click here... 
Key West Aloe
Mango Moisturizing Lotion | Full-size, $12
WHAT  Packed with 50% aloe vera, this antioxidant-rich hydrator leaves skin silky-smooth.
HOW  Massage this fast-absorbing lotion into skin, focusing on dry spots like elbows and knees.
Laura Geller Beauty
Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow | Full-size, $19
  WHAT  This sea-inspired shadow delivers a rich wash of color with a shimmery, wet-look finish.  HOW  Using fingertip, apply a small dot of formula to each lid and blend, blend, blend.
Neil George
Shampoo | Full-size, $9
  WHAT  Created by Beverly Hills stylists, this antioxidant-rich cleanser promotes shinier locks.
  HOW  Massage a dime-sized amount into damp hair and rinse away.
Neil George
Conditioner | Full-size, $9
  WHAT  Paraben-free hydrator that detangles and smooths strands with antioxidants.
  HOW  Smooth a nickel-sized amount into clean, damp hair and rinse away.
nugg Beauty
Revitalizing Mask | Pack of 5, $14.99
  WHAT  This 95% natural treatment hydrates and replenishes dull, tired skin with a bevy of oils.
  HOW  Apply to clean, dry face, avoiding eyes and mouth.  Leave 5-10 minutes before rinsing.

Also, the winner of my September Cocotique Box Giveaway is Brittany B Koelmel, please contact me as come as possible.

Disclaimer...I'm a monthly subscriber to Birchbox and I purchase my monthly Birchbox subscriptions myself...


Cocotique Box Giveaway

Recently, I was contacted by Cocotique to host a giveaway on my blog, the lucky winner will win a lovely September Cocotique Box.  The September Box will include a selection of products curated by Nicole Ari Parker, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sophie's Voice Foundation.  So, hurry and enter...The lucky winner will be contacted shortly after the giveaway, and good luck everyone ;)

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The Nail Files: Red Glitter

Hey everyone!  It feels good to be back and although I've been traveling quite a bit over the summer, I didn't have any time to do my own nails.  So, I was left with whether or not I should go to a local nail salon or do my own nails?  Of course I decided to go to a local nail salon, but for this particular manicure I chose a red glitter gel polish because I loved the color and it's been awhile since I wore the color red ;)

Linking up with Jennie Shaw from The Nail Files...Hope to see you there ;)


Wordless Wednesday: LA Landmarks

While visiting California with my family a couple of weeks ago, I was able to get some great photos of some of the landmarks in the Los Angeles area.  Below are some of the photos I took while on the Movie Stars Home Tour...

Linking up with Crafty Spices for Wordless Wednesday, hope to see you there ;)

Hollywood Sign
Capitol Records
Paramount Studios Stage 27 & 28 

Wordless Wednesday Hop


Influenster TLC VoxBox

Recently, I received my Influenster TLC VoxBox in the mail and I wanted to share with you the great products that were included in my box.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Influenster their a community of trendsetters who social media masterminds and educated consumers who give their opinions of products and experiences.

Influenster TLC VoxBox
Neosporin Neo To Go!: $4.97 to $7.50
Neosporin Neo To Go! is a convenient no touch, no sting spray that fits anywhere to give you infection protection, plus pain relief, on the go.  It is specially designed for one-handed use and is great for your purse, kitchen, desk, workshop, golf, gym or travel bag.
Breyers Gelato Indulgences: $4.49 - $5.99
Breyers, the brand known for bringing families together to enjoy delicious frozen treats for more than 140 years, is expanding its portfolio with the introduction of new Breyers Gelato Indulgences.  Each of the four delicious varieties features a trio of textures - creamy gelato, luscious sauce and gourmet toppings - for the ultimate indulgence.  
Ivory Bar Soap: $3.99 for a 10-pack
Ivory bar soap is 99.44% pure clean & simple and contains no dyes or heavy perfumes.  Plus, with how gentle Ivory is on skin, it's no wonder it''s recommended by 4 out of 5 moms!
AVON Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother: $30
Introducing Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother.  This translucent balm BLURS the look of WRINKLES on the forehead & around eye INSTANTLY!  Use your fingers to gently pat onto the skin.  The cream-to-powder skin perfector delivers a silky smooth virtually line-free look for skin that gets you noticed!  Anew You starts today!  Visit AVON.com and receive 15% off your ANEW purchase of $50 or more with the code ANEW15.  Offer code valid until 8/1/14 on AVON.com direct delivery orders only.
Puffs To GO:  $0.49 per single pack
Puffs To Go are perfect for use in the car, in your purse, on-the-go, whenever you go!  Puffs are Dermatologist tested to be gentle.
Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card
The Fuel Rewards program at Shell is a free loyalty program that helps you save money on fuel. For a limited time, new members save 25 cents per gallon on the second fill up and 3 cents every time after!

Disclaimer...I received my Influenster TLC VoXBox complimentary and all my reviews are my own ;)