JCrew Giveaway Winner!!

Wow! Over 200 entries for my J Crew giveaway, you guys seem to like J Crew as much as I do. I love it! So, I'm so excited to announce the winner, Amanda Bode! Congratulations, Amanda and many thanks to everyone who entered ;)

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Victoria Secret's Sport VoxBox

Recently, I received a Victoria Secret's Sports VoxBox in the mail, and boy was I excited. Not only did I receive a great workout outfit to review, but I didn't have to buy it because it was given to me complimentary by Influenster. SCORE! So, I quickly tried on my new sports bra and capris, and was excited to find they both items fit. NICE! Now, I wanted to see how both pieces performed during workouts.

 Overall, both sports bra and capris were comfortable and breathable during my workout and I can't wait to purchase more pieces. I'd definitely recommend both the sports bra and capris to my family, friends and readers. You can find my Victoria Secrets Sports Bra here & Knockout Capris here. Also, don't forget my JCrew $50 gift card giveaway is still going, and good luck;)

Victoria Secret's Sports Bra & Knockout Capri

Disclaimer...I received my Victoria Secret's Sport VoxBox from Influenster complimentary and my review was written by me;)


Wrap It Up!

It's that time of year again, and for those of you who have started Christmas shopping I have the perfect inexpensive gift option for you. So, for those family, friends, co-workers, and teachers look no further, I've got your back. Mary Kay has a Limited-edition Little Gifts Hand Cream, $10 each, and Little Gifts Lip Balm Set (includes three scents), $16. For more Mary Kay gift ideas or information stay tuned or you can contact me at http://www.marykay.com/cates ;)

Also, don't forget about the amazing JCrew $50 giveaway that's still going on, and good luck ;)

Limited-edition Little Gifts Hand Cream, $10 each, and Lip Balm Set, $16.


The Nail Files: Hello, Merlot!

For today's manicure, I wanted to try out another local nail salon in the area, and for the most part I was pretty pleased with my nails when I left. Also, I opted for a fall gel polish by Gelish called Hello, Merlot and I was very impressed the gel polish stayed on for two weeks with little cracking and peeling. SCORE! In the photo below, my gel nails are two weeks old and still looking good huh?

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files, hope to see you there ;)

Hello, Merlot!
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Look What I Got! A JCrew Quilted Puffer Vest

Recently, my husband Aaron and I got a chance to visit the Tanger Outlets in Ocean City. MD. While looking around the store I spotted several Camo Quilted Puffer Vests hanging on a clearance rack. SCORE! Also, it was on sale for $79.97 with an additional 60% off, plus if you spent $125 or more you received and additional 20% off per item. So, I only paid a total of $47.98 for it. YEAH!

Linking up with Penniless Socialite & The Tiny Heart for Look What I Got, hope to see you there ;)

Also, if you haven't had to chance to participate in my JCrew $50 Gift Card Giveaway it's still going on, and good luck ;)

JCrew Quilted Puffer Vest

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JCrew $50 Gift Card

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Hello everyone! This month I'll be celebrating my birthday, so to kick off the month of October I'll be giving away a $50 Gift Card to one lucky winner.  Also, I've decided to celebrate each week with a fun giveaway. Who said you can't celebrate your birthday for the whole month? So, stay tuned & good luck! Also, winner will be contacted immediately following giveaway. 

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September's Birchbox

Recently, I received my September Birchbox and wanted to show you the great beauty, grooming & lifestyle samples included in my box. To those of you how aren't familiar with Birchbox, they deliver high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples once a month, customized for you. To join, click here. Also, to shop full-size versions of every sample included my box go to Birchbox.com/shop. Also, you can earn points with every purchase ;)

 September Birchbox
Vinoperfect Radiance Serum | Full-size, $79
    WHAT  Oil-free and rich in antioxidants, this treatment fades dark spots and even skin tone.
    How  Morning and night, smooth onto clean face and neck, avoiding eye area.
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Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit | Full-size, $24.50
   WHAT  UK Favorite that uses a two-step ritual to purify and exfoliate. A Birchbox exclusive!
   HOW  Massage into skin. With muslin cloth, wipe off gently in small circles, from the center out.
Universal Eyebrow Pencil | Full-size, $13
  WHAT  Water-resistant, universally flattering pencil that glides on for long-lasting definition.
  HOW  Use short, light strokes to fill your brows, and then gently smudge with a small brush.
S/B Highlighter in Champagne Shimmer | Full-size, $27.50
  WHAT  Liquid shimmer that illuminates and contours your complexion or gives an all-over glow.
  HOW  Dab and blend on apples of cheeks, brow bones, Cupid's bow, or anywhere else you'd like.
Moisturizing Skin Cream | Full-size, $16
  WHAT  This all-over hydrator heals and softens everything from rough heels to chapped lips.
  HOW  Apply a thin layer to dry skin, and massage in until cream disappears.

Disclaimer...I am a monthly subscriber to Birchbox, nor do I receive any of my Birchbox complimentary...