Farewell in Free People

I just shared my “The Box Service” promotional video with you guys last week.  Although Tanya and I spent most of the day shooting that badboy…we also squeezed in time for a late lunch at one of my favorite spots in Point Pleasant Beach, Shipwreck.  Seriously the steaks almost cut themselves.  It is right on the inlet…so we soaked in the sun and watched the boats roll in.  I can’t say enough about how special this chica is….and I am SO lucky that we met in person.  I know (even though she lives many many miles away) we will always remain in touch.  Who says the blogging world is ONLY virtual?

Fun video sharing our excursion is HERE over at Sechoir.  Be sure to follow Sechoir on Facebook and Instagram..there is ALWAYS something fabulous and fashionable going on.

I leave you with a few cute snapshots and then some links to “get the look”!  Although some items are sold out…similar styles are available and both outfits transition fabulously into early fall!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!





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Favorite Products into 2014!

Another crappy  scrappy video to share my favorite products to take into 2014.  I have been using them all for weeks now and LOVE them….and when I love something, I always am sure to share it here.  Forgive the scary makeup free face, the messy kitchen, that half of my head is out of the shot and the tiny little toddler head passing by from time to time….total MOMMY video.  Girls gotta just go with it sometimes.  I never said I was a pro.  Hope you enjoy the products I highlight and maybe even give them a try!  Links to everything below the video.  New outfit post coming Wednesday featuring my SPRING camo…yes yes yes…you read that right!  All for now and Happy Wednesday:)


Rodan and Fields Body Microdermabrasion I didn’t see a direct link to my product on the site…so shoot Tawnya an email if you are interested to get pricing and details…I think it is around 30 dollars a bar.  Tawnya Drumm at tawnyadrumm@gmail.com

Clinique Chubby Stick  The two colors I love are Pudgy Peony and Mighty Mimosa $17

Kerastase Elixier Ultime Serum Available for $56 and locally at Jon Lori Salon (visit my amazing stylist Wendy while you are there)  I know it is a tad pricey but I have barely made a dent in the bottle and I have been using it daily for 4 weeks.

Playing in the Meadow Floor Soap  Available for $18 WITH coupon code NEWLOOK get 20 percent off!

*I was NOT compensated for this post.  I was given product for review but all opinions are my own.

Hair Tutorial: One Minute Bun!

I thought I would share the hairstyle I rock most of the time…You have seen it on the blog for sure…it’s my “I don’t feel like dealing with my ridiculously long hair” do!!  I have recently put together a few other tutorials/short videos so check them out….

“How to Tie a Scarf as a Vest” is here and quickly spices up any simple outfit!

“Purple EyeShadow for a Night on the Town” is here!


Five Minute Face

I have a few things up my sleeve to keep things fresh around here for 2013…one of which is occasional beauty and skincare post.  I am by no means an expert on beauty, but clients and readers often ask about my regiment.  Below is my five minute face.  Much like I believe there is no excuse to constantly wear gym clothes…I also believe that you can get a quick easy “face” together for your daily life. I try to do the below most days…even if I am just hitting Little Gym and the grocery store…I feel better about myself:)  Happy Reading and Watching:)

Step 1: Lotion  I start by applying Neutrogena lotion available here. I find it to be mild, non irritating, non greasy and yet still moisturizing…a winning combination.  It is part of their “naturals” line which is 97% naturally derived, not tested on animals and all of their packaging is made from recycled materials.

Step 2: Foundation  I use Arbonne Liquid Foundation in Honey Beige. It is pricey at $42 a bottle but it lasts me for a few months and the quality of the foundation is unmatched.  It looks very natural but still gives good coverage for dark/light spots and under eye circles.  It is also paraben free and has built in sun protection. You can’t really ask for much more than that.   The downside is you have to purchase through an Arbonne representative. It appears as if you can buy “sets” here, but for individual purchases, you need a representative.

Step 3: Bronzer  I have worn variations of Physicians Formula for all of my adult life.  Currently, I am using the Happy Booster available here.  I am not sure I agree that it will make you instantly happy, but I do love the instant glow, bronzing effect and slight shimmer.  If you aren’t sure about shades and want to see in person, physicians formula is available at pretty much every drugstore known to man.

Step 4: Blush   I use MAC Powder Blush in Pink Swoon available here.  I was introduced to this brand when I cheered professionally for the NFL, we partnered with MAC and received a generous discount.  I have used their blush ever since.  I don’t love MAC for everything…find their lipsticks to be drying and their foundation too thick for daily use…but blush, they have that down.

Step 5: Curl Lashes  If I were stranded on a desert island and could only take one thing, it would be an eyelash curler.  Doesn’t matter the brand, I go through a couple of them per year.  Just an absolute necessity for me.  Naturally you will think my next step is mascara but in all honesty I don’t wear it daily.  It is such a pain to wash off…most days I just do the above, curl my lashes and call it a day.  The simple act of curling them, opens up my eyes and makes me appear less tired.

Step 6: LipGloss  I wear C.O. Bigelow Lip Gloss from Bath and Body Works available here. It is my favorite.  It freshens your breath, no seriously, it does and glides on nice and smooth.  Just read the reviews for yourself  here.  I personally like that it has no color for daily use, especially since my 3 year old little man is addicted to it too!