Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August Wantable Box Unboxing!

Click the image to get your Wantable Accessories box full of 4-5 boutique accessories for $36/month
And if accessories aren't your thing, they also have an intimates box and a beauty box!

I love opening my mailbox and seeing my Wantable box every month. I love accessories but don't always have the time or luxury to go look for some, so this way I get a treat and have some new fashionable accessories to vamp up my wardrobe every month!

Box was provided for review by Wantable. All opinions are honest and my own.

August Ipsy Bag!

Get your Ipsy bag for $10/month

I usually love my Ipsy bag, this month was  little bit of a let down. Watch my video below to see what I got!

August Fabkids Picks!

Get your first 2 outfits for $29.95 (buy one get one free! click above to get started)

Here are my August FabKids picks! My 2 year old has been wearing the purple galaxy dress every day and I literally have to hide it from her so I can wash it!! Definitely a favorite! 
Watch my FabKids unboxing below

Product Empties!

Here are some products I've used up and my opinion on them, enjoy!

Secrets of a YouTuber Tag

1. How long have you been on YouTube?
2. At what point will you stop?
3. The best thing about YouTube?
4. The worst thing about YouTube? How do you make it okay?
5. How many thumbnail options do you take?
6. Youtuber crush?
7. Who's on your collab wish list?
8. What are you wearing on your bottom half?
9 How long until you press record?
10. How do you feel about the YouTube community/culture?
11. What's your secret to a successful YouTube channel?
12. Who do you tag?

Click to watch my answers!

What Kind of Facebooker Are You?

If you are like me, Facebook is part of your daily life. In observing people on Facebook, I've realized that most people fall into one of these categories. What kind of Facebooker are you?

Like Threateners
These are the people who love posting pictures that have a ridiculous caption that threatens you if you don't  like it. For instance, a picture of a baby with the caption "like if you think this baby is cute, ignore if you want the baby to die" or a picture of Jesus with the caption "like if you love Jesus, ignore if you want to go the hell" haha!!

These people find it imperative  to share their day with you step by step. Every place they go, they check in. Everything they eat, they share a picture. They let you know about every single interaction they had and how they felt about it. 

You never see that they are online, but they are there. looking, watching…but never leaving a trace of their existence.

Always on a crusade about something. Informing, Online Picketing, Ranting, Shaming, Pushing, Informing…passionately about something and everything. Usually there is a long thread of comments of people who either totally agree, or totally disagree. Crusaders like controversy and love a Facebook fight!

Dear Diary Writiers
These people seem to think that Facebook is their personal diary. Disclosing anything and everything. Usually in a "woe is me" sort of tone, hoping for some sort of comfort, concern or pity from anyone who might give it to them.

They tag you in everything. Whether or not you were there, in the picture or have to do with what they are doing. You're tagged.

Bumper Sticker Collectors
These Facebookers love sharing EVERY single picture, quote, ecard that they find online. I mean, E V E R Y single one!

Vague Venters
These people love to complain…vague enough to deny they were talking about you, specific enough to know they were talking about you. c'mon people. If you have a problem, don't post it on Facebook! grow up and talk to the person… and as entertaining it is for us to watch, it also gets annoying.

News Reporters
Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Yahoo news. Any article they read… they gotta share it. They just gotta!

Negative Nancy
Negative about their job, kids, husband, wife, mom, neighbor, shirt, coffee, weather. Whatever they post about, rest assured…it's going to be negative. 

I'm guilty. I Facebook snoop and investigate all the time. c'mon, you do it too…admit it! You snoop through peoples pictures, friends, click click click and click some more…you know the low down about everything and everyone. Who's dating who, who is doing what. You know way more than you should…and you like it. You just have to be careful not to disclose information that you know they didn't tell you! haha!

I wrote these in fun, but I heard something once that really stuck with me. Facebook is a highlight reel of your life. You share what you want to share, and show what you want to show about yourself. If someone who doesn't know you were to scroll through your Facebook, what would it say about you?
I hope people would see that I love God, my family and don't get caught up in nonsense. 
None of the above are "bad", just remember…that YOU get to choose what you show to people, choose wisely!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Memebox #12 Unboxing

Memebox is a beauty box full of korean beauty products. Unlike other beauty boxes that are a monthly subscription, you get to pick the box you want…whenever you want!

Get your Memebox
use code EREPL for $5 off any purchase until the end of August

Memebox sent this box for review. All opinions are honest and my own

Cute Swimsuits For Mom!

Swimsuit scare me. Whether you're a mom or not, we all have issues with our bodies. I thought I would share some of my options when I go to the beach or the pool. I don't want to spend time feeling self conscious or 'adjusting' when I could be having fun! 

Click the video to see my swimsuit options for mom!

Bikini Top: Target
Swim Shorts: Target
Long Tunic Tankini: alloy.com
Swim Suit Insterts: Target
Miracle Suit: Swimnsport.com

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lover's Tempo Haul & Giveaway!

I have to say, one of my love languages is definitely gift giving. I love giving gifts, so any chance to do a giveaway is more exciting than receiving items myself!
A friend of mine from high school contacted me about her sister's jewelry line and after looking at the gorgeous pieces I was more than happy to do a giveaway. You all deserve a little treat too right?!
here are some of the pieces I chose from her shop, really though… they are all so gorgeous. feminine, delicate and classy.

Glitter Oval Post in Opal

Feather Posts in Silver

Shell Leaf Earrings in Abalone

Sunrise Drop Earring in Chalcedony

Bambi Necklace

One winner will receive this gorgeous set of earrings and the necklace!

you can visit her website by clicking any of the images above or:

Giveaway will end on 8/28/14 at 12:00pm PST
Good luck!
Thank you for this giveaway Elaine!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lip Monthly: 6 Full Sized Products for $5.99?!

Click the above link and use code "SUMMERLIPS" to get your first bag for only $5.99!!

Seriously, 6 full sized products for $10 a month is awesome! and if you are like me and are addicted to lip products, this might be the bag for you!

*bag was provided by Lip Monthly for review. All opinions are honest and my own

Friday, August 15, 2014

FITNESS Update & Fabletics Haul

At my heaviest on my left, pregnant with baby #1. I told the doctor if I got to 200lbs not to tell me… she told me i was 199lbs and winked at me. soooo…..  who knows how much I weighed!! 
on the right is me now at 143lbs and 4 kids later!

I told myself after I lost 20 lbs postpartum with baby #4 I would buy myself new sneakers. 
Got these Reebok sneakers at Nordstrom Rack. So much more comfy than the Nike's I kept trying on and way cheaper!

 I posted the above pictures a couple of days ago on instagram and first off I have to say THANK YOU!!!  I didn't feel like I had made as much progress as I had and your encouraging words really motivate me to keep on going. I am excited to see how healthy I can be!

There are so many factors that go into getting healthy, but I cannot believe that after 4 kids and about to turn 35 I am healthier than I have ever been!

Here is my update video and fabletics haul!


A big part of it is motivation, I definitely feel like you can't force it… and it can't be coming from other people. You need to find it within yourself. Decide that you are worth it, and go for it. (maybe that is why it took me so long!)

get your first outfit 50% off and get free shipping! (click the link above to get your outfit!)

Rio Run Capri and Oula Tank 
I got both of them in a size M, I have to say the pants are a bit snug on the belly, but it is motivation to lose that last big of flab. For reference, I am 5'10" 

Ok but seriously, first time I have ever seen any sort of definition on my arms!! wooohoo!!

Salar Legging and Oula Tank

*outfit was provided by fabletics. all opinions are honest and my own, as always!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Turn Any Scarf into a Kimono Vest

The other day I saw this video clip on Facebook and my mind was blown. Such an easy way to repurpose a scarf! I tried scrolling through my history to find it and I couldn't find it, so I thought I'd film it real quick to show you. If you are like me and you have piles of scarves, hope this helps!

Sally Hansen Color Foil Nailpolishes

So in love with these Sally Hansen color foil nail polishes. You can't quite see how chrome like they are in person, but they are gorgeous. 
I have a question though, why do all metallic polishes wear down so fast? I wish I could find a way to make them last longer, or a top coat that didn't change the finish of them. If you know, let me know!

Happy Tag!

I was tagged to do this tag and I absolutely loved sharing! Some times I think we need to make a conscious effort to remind ourselves that there is so so so much to be thankful for.  
Hope you enjoy hearing 10 things that make me happy!
xoxo, Jeannie

July Ipsy Bag!

ACK! I'm so behind on updating my blog with my videos! sorry gals, here is  my July Ipsy Bag!
Ipsy is a $10 a month beauty bag full of goodies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW! Milani Color Statement Nailpolishes

Yo girl got the hook up! 
The other day I opened the door to find a HUGE and heavy package from Milani Cosmetics. My jaw dropped when I opened the box. You all know how much I love nail polish…. these colors, you guys… AMAZING. 
I don't care if something was given to me for free, or if I paid a gajilion dollars for it.. if its good I say its good, if it sucks… well, I say it sucks (just in a nicer way… or I just don't share! haha!)
I'm pretty picky when it comes to nail polish, and I can already say these have to be my favorite.

I swatched some of the blues on my hand just to see the application and opacity. 
Girls, this is one coat. umm hello? ONE COAT. 
more surprising, they retail for $3.99!!! what in the world?!? so much better than some of the fancy expensive ones!!!

Then I took this picture after wearing it for 3 days. That is 3 days of washing kids, dishes and dirty diapers. floors and everything else….and… they are still in tact!! oh yeah girl!

I thought I'd show you all the colors!

Beauty Basics: Foundation Routine

My every day foundation routine!

Beauty Basics: Winged Eyeliner

hey everyone! here is my every day winged eyeliner. Hope it is helpful, remember practicing makes it a lot easier! I still have days where it looks a total mess, haha! click the video below to see how I do mine!

Beauty Basics: Bright Lipstick

A lot of people don't feel comfortable wearing bright or red lipstick. I get it, it can feel scary and if you are not confident you might feel silly.
If you apply it right, and it stays put… it makes it a lot easier to wear.
Maybe today is the day to put on a bright lip!
Here is a quick tutorial on how to put on bright lipstick!

Minute with My Man

Here is the second "Minute with My Man" a segment where you can ask questions and my husband answers in a minute or so!
This question was "How do I find or attract a Godly man?"

Hope you enjoy his wisdom!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Memebox Oil & Trouble

Memebox Oil & Trouble unboxing.
Memebox is NOT a monthly subscription, so if you see an unboxing you like… you can go and order THAT box! sound great to me!!

Memebox was sent for review, all opinions are honest and my own

Favorite Summer Nail Polishes

I love bright colors, so the summer is my favorite time to whip out all my bright nail polishes!
Here are some of my favorites:

June Favorites!

Here are some things I've been loving in the month of June!

June Fabkids Picks!

Here are my fabkids picks for June! such cute pieces, get your first outfit for under $15

Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July Nails | Salon Perfect

Last night I couldn't sleep (thanks to my genius Venti white mocha at 8 pm) So I thought I'd lie in bed and schnazzy up my nails! I rarely get to do nail art any more, by the time the kids are asleep I'm too tired to do anything…but since I was awake, and I had piles of laundry and dishes to do…. I decided to do my nails. hah! and its kind of a relaxing therapeutic time for me. 

Salon Perfect sent me this Seeing Stars and Stripes goodie package the other day, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to play! Hopefully it will give you some inspiration for the 4th! 
All of these products are super affordable and available at Wal-Mart and drugstores!
(in a moment of insanity, I almost whipped out my camera to film me doing it…. then my body said, nuh uh… you are NOT getting up, haha!)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Facing Fears!

Oh yes girls, 34 years old and I bought my first pair of shorts. 
It's so dumb, but such a real fear for me! 
I thought I'd share my conquering with you!

June Bezel Box Unboxing!

Here is June's Bezel Box unboxing!

*Box was graciously sent by Bezel Box for review, all opinions are honest and my own

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thred Up

One of my best friends has been talking my ear off about thred up for ages. 
Finally got my first package, and oooooooohhh buddy!!!

In my excitement, I totally forgot to show my favorite shirt!

How cute is this mint shirt?? it was only $5.49!!
The jeans are Volcom under $8

and shoes are Michael Kors for $16!

Join Thred Up and start buying and selling clothes!!
I ordered a clean up bag so I can start getting rid of the clothes I don't wear!

Use this link and get $10 credit
use code SUMMER25 for an extra 25% off (expires 8/14)

I got lots of other awesome deals, watch the video to see!

*this box was sent by Thred Up for review. All opinions are honest and my own

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Little Bundle

I won an instagram contest a couple of weeks ago! How cute are all the prizes? so some of the prizes have been trickling in so I thought I would share the ones I've received so far! (so excited to get freshly picked moccasins, they are $60!!!! )

Candles from Riles and Co. (the little tea lights are white tea and something, and smell so delightful!)

Snuggly bear from Hazel Village. My 2 year old did not waste any time claiming him as hers

Love love love this blanket from Yarning Made. I was excited when I saw the package was from Victoria, B.C.!! and the yarn they use is super soft! Love all the colors, they have neon ones now too, should have got a neon one! but this one is cute nonetheless!

2 month subscription to "a little bundle" 

I'm excited about the other prizes as well. After I won this I have been entering every giveaway possible! haha!!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June Ipsy Bag 2014

Here is my June Ipsy bag!
Ipsy is a monthly beauty back where you get a bag of goodies every month for $10!!
Get yours here: www.ipsy.com

Watch to see what I got this month!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brica Stroller Organizer Plus & Portable Tire Pump Giveaway!

So excited for this giveaway! Brica/Munchkin is giving away one portable tire pump and one stroller organizer plus! Enter below:

Watch the video to see all the features!