Eyes Lips Face, better known as E.L.F. cosmetics. I’m sure most of you have seen this brand around in grocery stores like Kroger, or other big retailers like Target, K-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart. Anyway, I absolutely LOVE e.l.f.! Their cosmetics are very affordable with prices ranging from $1… yes I said $1 to about $90 (depending on if you are getting a collection set). E.L.F. launched in 2004 and is guided by celebrity and beauty professional Scott-Vincent Borba. E.L.F. is a revolutionary new beauty company, able to provide a line of cosmetics that moisturize, hydrate, and enliven your complexion without taxing your budget.

A product that I cannot live without is E.L.F.s’ Lip Exfoliator! It gently exfoliates my lips to remove dry, chapped skin. It treats and soothes my lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel. They feel oh so soft and kissable. Lol and the best part is, this lip exfoliator only cost $3.00!


I also own their foundation, lip stain, studio matte lip color, smudge pot, essential lipsticks, lip liners, duo mascara, all over color stick, brightening eye color, contour set, eye liners, and jumbo lip gloss stick. That’s a lot right? Well, guess what…most of this came from their sale section online so all of this combined cost no more than$15. The least amount items are priced at are just $0.39 and you get free shipping when you make your first purchase. (prices may vary) Right now, for customer appreciation, E.L.F. is putting free gifts like a tube of lipstick, eye shadow, or nail polish in each order, who doesn’t love freebies?! If you prefer to shop in store, the prices are as low as $1 and you have the satisfaction of using them right way. Either way I encourage you to check them out, here’s the website www.elfcosmetics.com or you can follow them on instagram @elfcosmetics. Oh and E.L.F. doesn’t test on animals!





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Relationship Rules

We all want that perfect relationship, but that just isn’t going to happen. There will be arguments, upsets, and even confusion with your partner. There are ways to lessen arguments and be happy in a relationship. I am going to go over a few tips that couples should try to live by in order to make your relationship better than ever.


First, you and your partner should never be angry at the same time. Why? Because this will cause for the arguing stage to be more of a mess than it should be. One person should always remain calm to keep the other one calm.

Second, never yell at each other unless there’s an emergency (like the house is on fire). This definitely fits in with the first step. Both of you don’t need to be yelling at each other and by only one person being angry, yelling won’t be much of an option. I mean who wants to argue with someone who isn’t arguing back?!

Third, if steps one and two fail and one of you has to win the argument, let it be your spouse. I know, I know. Just put your pride to the side and be the bigger person even if you don’t want to, especially if the matter is small and won’t affect you in the long run. Stay sane and don’t complain.

Fourth, if you do have to criticize your partner, do it in a nice way. Let your partner know you love them and you just want to share your thoughts and feelings with them. Start out by letting them know that you don’t mean to offend them, but you just want to be open and honest.


Fifth, try not to bring up mistakes from the past. It’s very hard not to do this. (trust me I know) But the only way to move forward is to stop living in the past. If you must, have a conversation with your partner about the mistakes that were made, ask any and every question you need to about the situation, cry it out, hug it out, pray about it, and let it go.

Next, as a couple you should never neglect one another. Your partner needs you more than you’ll ever know. Shut everyone else out but never them. Never! You never want your partner to resort to going elsewhere for attention because that can lead to all kinds of drama, and a broken relationship. Always make yourself available.

Also, at least once a day make an effort to compliment your partner or say something nice. Preferably in the morning. This could give them the start to their day that they need or even motivate them. These little things will brighten up their day and they will always remember it. Trust me.


Lastly, here’s the hard step. When you have done something wrong, admit it, and ask for forgiveness. You don’t want to leave anything in the dark nor do you want your partner to find out from someone else. Find the time to talk to your partner about the matter and then come to a solution of how you both want to deal with it. Your partner may forgive you and they may not but at least you were honest about it, and that’s one thing they will respect.

If all fails, try couples counseling! I hope that these tips  help you out in your relationship. Everyone deals with things differently but leading by these great steps should make it a little better. Take it one day at a time and be patient.


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Love wholesale products? I know you love the prices. Don’t feel like driving to the store? Well, BOXED is just for you! Boxed is a wholesale website that lets you order products you need straight to your home. Big sized products for tiny prices!  They have weekly deals and fast and free shipping on your first order.

“Forget long lines, hassles and backaches shopping at the grocery store, drugstore or wholesale club. With Boxed, order groceries, household, and personal care essentials at low prices, and we’ll deliver them straight to your door.” -Boxed


A few great things about Boxed is that there is NO MEMBERSHIP FEES! None at all. They also have an app so you can browse and order straight from your smartphone or tablet. This saves you time, gas and money which we all could use so why not give it a try? Boxed also offers a rewards program where for every $1 you spend on merchandise at Boxed, you receive 1 Boxed Rewards point and during promotions you gain even MORE points.

Here’s the website if you want to check it out www.boxed.com Enter VG8FA for a discount of $10.00 on your checkout! Instagram/Twitter: @boxedwholesale


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So, Polyvore… I absolutely LOVE IT!! For those of you who have never heard of Polyvore, it is a website (founded in 2007) where you can shop, and style your own outfits, beauty products and home decor. Isn’t that amazing?! The pieces you style together can be purchased or you can just share them on your Polyvore profile and social media sites.

Polyvore simplifies online shopping by bringing together all the stores in one convenient place. Then, they curate it all into a personalized boutique just for you, making it even easier to discover and shop for looks you love. On the site you can also get styling tips on how to mix and match items from your own closet, so you don’t have to buy anything if you don’t want to.

On the social and sharing side of Polyvore, users can connect in ways similar to most social networks. They can follow one another, and “like” each other’s images. And of course they can share items and sets they’ve saved to Polyvore on other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.

Anyway, here are some examples of what you can do, these are all styled by me. 🙂

As you can see, there are different styling points such as home décor, makeup , and clothing of course.  Feel free to browse around the site, www.polyvore.com you’ll definitely see a little bit of everything.

From time to time Polyvore will have contests that you can enter on the site. The contests always have a theme and lots of users participate. Right now they have three contest going which are “Top 5 Picks for Summer”, “Saddle Up”, and “Cutout Skater Dress”. I entered them all. Wish me luck 🙂 You don’t win anything tangible  (a virtual trophy) but it is good to get your work liked and noticed.

Here are more examples on my Pinterest page :


and here is my Polyvore page :


Happy Styling!


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Honey, Cinnamon, Nutmeg

Cinnamon, Honey & Nutmeg Face Mask. This face mask is amazing if you suffer from breakouts like me. It reduces redness, softens and tightens skin, and the cinnamon acts as a light exfoliant. It has honey which is a humectant, which is a natural moisturizing agent. Honey is also naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention. Cinnamon is an antiseptic which will help reduce the bacteria on the surface of your skin to aid in the prevention of pimples and even help dry out existing pimples. It also stimulates and revitalizes the skin by drawing blood, oxygen and nutrients to the surface of your skin, leaving your skin healthy & glowing. Nutmeg exfoliates the skin which in turn reduces blemishes & the look of blemishes. The nutmeg also helps reduce those annoying blackheads.

IMG_1424.JPGHere is the recipe:

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon Nutmeg

Mix together.

Let sit on your face for 20 mins.

Rinse off.




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Stress No More.

We all stress, some more than others. Stress can lead to depression, heart disease, weight loss or gain, sleep problems, or even death. When I stress, I tend to binge eat and lay in bed all day. My face starts breaking out and I just don’t feel like doing anything at all. Stressing isn’t healthy for our bodies so we must find healthier ways to cope with stress and minimize its harmful effects. Here are a few “de-stress” tips for you to try out :

Exercise: This really improves your mood. Find something you love whether it’s yoga, jogging, or just going to the gym will do the trick.

Quiet Time: This is much needed. You can get your thoughts together, pray, have mediation, all in pure silence.

Laugh: Have you ever heard the saying “Laughter is the best medicine?” Well, it really is! You can watch a funny movie, read a comic, or even call up one of your most hilarious friends.

Call your buddy: It’s always good to have a friend that you can talk to. It doesn’t have to necessarily be about what you are stressing about, but call someone you know can cheer you up and has your best interest at heart.

Scream: Just because that’s what you want to do anyway right? Just put a pillow over your face and do it. I said pillow because you don’t want your neighbors to think you are getting murdered. lol.

Eat: Certain foods can help you reduce stress levels. Bananas, carrots, nuts, milk, tea, and pretzels are a few examples.

Find a hobby: Pursue your passion and do what you love doing. Some examples are scrapbooking, dancing, knitting, reading, cooking, etc.

Cry: Crying is very cleansing and it promotes relaxation. Believe me, you feel so much better afterwards, so go ahead and let the tears flow.

Get a Massage: Who doesn’t love a good massage? You need to release that muscular tension. Getting a massage from your partner or even going to a massage parlor will surely do the trick. Make sure to use essential oils!

Sleep: Being exhausted makes it difficult to deal with stress. Find a way to set the mood by stretching or listening to calming music to help you fall asleep.

Sex: No explanation needed.

Most of all remind yourself that most things aren’t that important as you think they are. If it does not stress you in a year, don’t let it stress you now. Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. 😉


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Pinch Me!

Everyone loves FREE samples right? Well there’s this new site called PINCH ME who will send out samples to you every TUESDAY. All you have to do is sign up, answer a series of questions about your household and shopping habits in your Member Profile. By doing this it helps them learn what you like and offer samples just for you. Next, pick samples you are eager to try. Pinch Me will ship your box full of samples directly to you for free. That’s easy right?!? Lastly, once you’ve had a chance to try your samples, complete a short feedback survey to tell them what you think of the samples and Pinch me will let the brands know your thoughts.

Now there are some other things that you need to know; samples aren’t released exactly every Tuesday (I don’t know why), but just be sure to check the website weekly because there is a ticker at the top of the page that displays when the next set of samples will be released. Next, samples are usually always released at 12 o’clock noon. Samples will run out quickly! You will most like see “Out Of Stock” on some of the samples if you aren’t on time, so make sure you are aware of the time or even set an alarm so you don’t miss out on great samples. The box takes about 2-4 weeks to ship so if they don’t come right away don’t worry.

Just so you can get an idea, here are some of the brands Pinch Me has previously sent out and a few pics of samples I have received myself:

  • Olay body wash
  • Summer’s Eve
  • ACT mouthwash
  • Lysol clickgel
  • Goldbond healing lotion
  • Kraft parmesan grated cheese
  • Gevalia iced coffee
  • ZZZquil sleep aid
  • Nivea in shower body lotion
  • Allegra allergy pill
  • SInful Colors nail polish
  • Shea Moisture shea butter soap

Oh yeah, they also send a few coupons along with the samples for all you couponers out there or people who like to save a few dollars!

So, as you can see Pinch Me sends out a little bit of everything from food to beauty products. If you want to sign up for Pinch Me you can do so by visiting their website www.pinchme.com or you can follow them on Instagram @pinchme where they give you the chance to win some awesome prizes.

Happy sampling!


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