Happy Mother’s Day From Sephora



There’s no better time than Mother’s Day to spoil Mom with beauty gifts she’ll love, and Sephora has got anything and everything your mom could possibly wish for.  From hair care to skincare to cosmetics and fragrances, Sephora is an easy one stop shop for a Mother’s Day gift that will top all others.


A basket full of beauty goodies that every woman would love…what more could mom ask for this Mother’s Day?  Check out just a small selection of some of the goodies that Sephora has to offer:


Every woman needs a great set of makeup brushes, and Sephora has quite a few to offer.  The pink, Two Ways About It Brush Set  is a six-piece double-ended eye and face brush set with champagne gold molten metal textured handles stored in a vegan leather brush roll. Included in the set you will find:

  • Double-ended buffing and blush brush
  • Double-ended flat and pointed foundation brush
  • Double-ended all-over shadow and crease brush
  • Double-ended airbrush and perfecting concealer brush
  • Double-ended angled brow brush and spoolie
  • Double-ended smudge brush and precision liner


The Ready In 5 Eye Brush Set is perfect to toss into your purse, luggage, diaper bag…you name it!  The Ready In 5 set includes:

  • Crease brush
  • All-over shadow brush
  • Smudge brush
  • Liner brush
  • Pouch


If you’re looking for individual brushes for specific purposes, Sephora has them too.   Isn’t that strawberry handled brush adorable?!


No cosmetic collection is complete without a great beauty sponge.  The Eggspert Mini Sponges are great for spot concealing, highlighting, and blending!  Toss them in a bag and you’re good to go!

The Wild Bunch Sponge Set is almost too cute for words.  They look like the cutest little strawberries ever.  Each one of these blending sponges is the perfect size and shape to buff and blend foundation, highlighter, and all other formulations into the skin—even into the smallest corners of the face.  The shape of the sponge allows for a natural ergonomic grip with your fingertips for maximum hold and control.


The Sephora Gel Mask Hydrating & Quenching is a great way to help rejuvenate your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance.  This gel mask works like an instant splash of water.  Skin is left quenched, looking more beautiful, and it feels refreshed, softer, and supple.

The Sephora Total Age Defy Cream For Eyes & Lips is a collagen booster your skin will thank you for using.  This cream recharges the skin reducing the signs of fatigue and leaving skin softer to the touch.  It’s effective yet gentle, so even those with sensitive skin like me can enjoy the benefits.


Every woman needs some great staple beauty items to rely on and Sephora has anything mom could possibly desire.  The Sephora Dynamic Duo Face Brush is a dual-ended face brush to cleanse your pores to perfection.  Now you can cleanse and refresh your complexion with this innovative tool, complete with a slip-proof grip.  The nylon bristles clear trapped oil and bacteria from pores and the domed silicone brush exfoliates and sloughs off dead skin cells.  The skin is left smooth and delightfully bright, and what woman doesn’t want that?  The Detoxifying Foam Cleanser is a great addition to the duo brush, so you can get your skin perfectly clear, bright, and beautiful.

The Daily Brush Cleaner is a great way to keep your brushes clean, and bacteria free.  This quick-drying cleaner is an alcohol-free brush cleaning spray that doesn’t require water.  The cleaner’s unique formula is infused with lemon, lime, grapefruit, and tea tree oils that help to clean brushes naturally while conditioning and protecting hairs.

Whether at home or on-the-go, mom can take her favorite beauty products with her using the Far & Away Silicone Travel Tube.   With a tapered, large-mouth design, it allows for easy product transfer to and from the tube. Effortless to clean, it is dishwasher safe and reusable.

The Beauty Amplifier Set And Refresh Spray is a multitasking blend of long-lasting, makeup-setting polymers and feel-good ingredients like lemon balm and peppermint extract…oh my!  Prime your makeup and perk up your skin in one simple step.  The fine mist is perfect because it won’t leave large droplets on your skin distorting the look of your makeup.


Sometimes, the small details can pull together a whole look…the possibilities with Sephora are endless!

Sephora’s Colorful Face collection is available in an extended range of shades, including colors made to contour, highlight, and add the perfect blush to your cheeks.  The ultra-sheer texture blends perfectly into the skin without caking, allowing for buildable intensity of color.  Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, these blushes provide a healthy glow that flatters any skin tone.  With finishes ranging from matte to satin to shimmer, this collection allows you to customize an endless possibility of fresh-faced looks.

The intensely pigmented Outrageous Intense Waterproof Gel Eyeliner glides on smooth, and stays put for an all day look.  This gel eyeliner features a new formula for everyone who has struggled with dried out, flaky, or streaky traditional gel liners.  The formula boasts a gel’s easy glide but then sets quickly for waterproof wear that lasts.  With 25-percent pigmentation—among the highest on the beauty market—and a built-in primer for budge- and crease-proof wear, this liner makes a lasting impression without the mess.

The smoky-eye look is easier than ever thanks to the Sephora Easy Smoky Eye.  This all-in-one jumbo eyeshadow and brush combo provides everything you need to create an easy smoky eye.  The Easy Smoky Eye is a double-ended smoky shadow stick that makes creating a smoky eye effortless with two simple steps.

Sephora’s Long Lasting 12 Hour Wear Eye Liner is a collection of ultra-pigmented eyeliners to create strong, beautiful lines.  This bold range of extended wear eyeliners provides a blast of color that stays put for 12-hours.  Create looks like those by professional makeup artists with formulations that are packed with highly concentrated of pigments. T he brush’s flocked tip is incredibly easy to use, allowing you to draw a line of color that’s precise, consistent, and intense—all in a single step.

Whether you shop Sephora online or take mom to her local Sephora store, there’s no way you can go wrong this Mother’s Day.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Give Mom Some Peace Of Mind This Mother’s Day With The MyQ From Chamberlain



In today’s tech-driven world, we rely on our smartphones increasingly to handle a wide variety of tasks.  The MyQ Garage Door Opener Wi-Fi Connection System by Chamberlain is a great little device, controlled by your smartphone, that will make life so much simpler, safer, and more secure.  With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the MyQ is a perfect gift for any mother who wants nothing more than to protect her family (like me).


The installation is super easy and quick to do.  You simply mount the Wi-Fi hub near the garage door opener, mount the door sensor on your garage door, then download the free Chamberlain MyQ app.


Once you’ve downloaded the app, the setup is really simple even for the less tech-savvy users.  You can easily open and close your garage door whether you’re home or not with the simple tap of a screen.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve rushed home from the store unsure of whether or not I shut the garage door…this MyQ is going to be a LIFE SAVER!  You can even choose the alerts you’d like to receive, also when, and what time of day.  Whether you’re home and don’t want to receive alerts or away and want to receive alerts immediately, changing the settings is simple to do no matter where you are.

Give mom a little peace of mind this Mother’s day with the Chamberlain MyQ…one little device will mean the world to her.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Gourmet Gifts Every Mom Will Adore

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This Mother’s Day is the perfect time to spoil mom with the gourmet gifts she deserves.  Gourmet Gift Baskets has made it easy to shop for the best gifts with a wide variety of gifts for each and every mom, no matter what they’re interests are.  With 15 years of excellent products and great customer service, you can count on Gourmet Gift Baskets to make any occasion extra special.


Gourmet Gift Baskets has put together some of the best Mother’s Day Gift Baskets that every mom out there will adore.  From cookies to cakes, fruit to sweet and savory treats, you can find a little bit of everything in one convenient spot.


The Happy Mother’s Day Gift Basket is the perfect way to help pamper mom.  She can relax at home with this beautiful arrangement of tea-lovers essentials.  This basket includes a keepsake “Awesome Mom” mug, two types of tea, sweet sugar sticks, and a nice selection of gourmet cookies.


  • Awesome Mom Mug by Burton & Burton – Your mom is pretty awesome and this mug will remind her of just how amazing you think she is each time she enjoys a cup of tea.
  • Green Tea Garden by Davidson’s – 8 sachets – Delicious and soothing whether hot or iced, this light and flavorful organic green tea has just the right amount of sweetness from cinnamon and exotic berries.
  • Butter Rich Cookie Brittle by Holly Baking – 6 oz. – All natural buttery brittle-like cookies with amazing taste and perfectly crisp texture.
  • Earl Grey Tea by Davidson’s – 8 sachets – Earl Grey combines organic black tea from India with the all natural oil of bergamot for a delightful tea Mom will love.
  • (2) Amber Rock Candy Demitasse Barista Sticks by Dryden & Palmer – Perfect for a cup of tea, these beautiful rock candy crystalline sticks will provide just the right amount of sweetness.
  • White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – 4 oz. – Mouth-watering crispy cookies with a delicate hint of sweetness from the white chocolate and the luscious tang of dried cranberries.
  • Strawberry Tea Wafer by The Original Carlsbad Oblaten – 1 oz. – Add this to any cup of tea to give it the perfect hint of strawberry.


This Mother’s Day Brownie Cake is perfect for the mom who’s a complete chocoholic (like me).  It’s a perfect gift that’s completely different from the predictable bouquet of flowers.  This scrumptious 12 inch brownie cake will arrive at mom’s door just as fresh as if you just picked it up from the bakery.  There’s a special message on top just for mom so she knows just how much you love her.


The Love For Mom Cookie Gift Box is another great way to surprise mom with perfectly sized portions.  This beautiful gift box is full of everyone’s favorite cookies.  There are six different gourmet cookies to choose from, so the hardest decision mom has on Mother’s Day is which one to try first!


  • (2) Chocolate Chip Cookies (2 pack) – 2 oz.
  • (2) Fudge Brownie Cookies (2 pack) – 2 oz.
  • Lemon Sugar Cookies (2 pack) – 2 oz.
  • Pecan Sandy Cookies (2 pack) – 2 oz.
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (2 pack) – 2 oz.
  • Peanut Butter Cookies (2 pack)


Make sure you check out all that Gourmet Gift Baskets has to offer so you can find the gift that’s just right for the much-deserving mom in your life.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Take Your Sneaker Game To A Whole New Level With Lugz


It should come as no surprise to you guys by now that I just LOVE Lugz!  I got to try out the new Lugz Seabrook sneakers and just like every other Lugz shoe I’ve worn, they are fabulous!


These have got to be some of the cutest sneakers I’ve ever owned.  I love how the black/white/fuchsia combine together for a classic look while offering a pop of color that say “look at me, notice me, adore me”.  I was curious how these shoes would work out for me, I have high arches in my feet and these looked a little flat (although incredibly adorable).  I don’t know if I’m a genius or just plain crazy, but I figured what better day to try them out than a day I’ll be on my feet, A LOT!  If you’re a frequent reader of mine, you’ll know that I live SUPER far from the closest town (including grocery store, doctors, post office, anything really…it’s 25 miles from my house one way) so when I go into town, I make a day of it.


Tuesday of this week was sink or swim for me and my new Lugz.  After going to 4 different grocery stores and coming home, I realized I had forgotten some much needed things and my stop at the bank.  BACK into town I went to finish my forgotten errands, all while scrambling to make it to my daughter’s kindergarten registration on time that evening.  I left my house at 8:30 am and wasn’t home until almost 6 that evening.  I have to tell you guys, I am SO incredibly thankful I decided to try out my Seabrook sneakers that day.  My feet felt better than ever, even after all they had been through!  The shoes were supportive enough that my arches didn’t ache, my toes didn’t hurt, and best of all, my back didn’t even hurt…what a world of difference a great supportive shoe can make!  I promise you guys, once you try these Seabrook sneakers, you’ll want a pair in every color.


  • Canvas upper
  • Cotton drill lining
  • Waxy finish laces
  • Metal eyelets & classic Lugz hardware
  • Durable rubber outsole

These sneakers are available in 7 different colors, and would make the perfect gift for any mom this Mother’s Day!


Lugz has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a pair of Lugz Seabrook sneakers in your choice of color and size!  Giveaway will begin 05/04/17 at 10:30 am EST and will end 05/11/17 10:30 am EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Lugz Seabrook sneakers giveaway!!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Gardening As Simple As Click And Grow


Spring has sprung and so has my garden…mostly.  As you all know I’ve started gardening to provide fresh foods in my literal food desert.  I have been mostly successful with the exception of tomatoes.  I have pumpkins, cucumbers, melons, cilantro, onion, habanero, and banana pepper plants all growing quite well in my outside garden, but the 6 times I’ve transplanted tomato sprouts into the garden they’ve all died off within a few days.  I started looking for a better solution and came across the Click and Grow which makes the smartest garden you’ll ever find.


I am trying out the Smart Garden 3 and so far I am REALLY impressed with how this unique little indoor garden works.  The Smart Garden will take care of the plants automatically, no guess work involved.  The Smart Garden ensures that your plants will have enough water, light, and nutrients at all times.


The Click and Grow Smart Garden uses a specially developed smart soil plus built-in sensors to make sure your plants get the optimal configuration of water, oxygen, and nutrients so that your plants can thrive with literally ZERO effort (other than refilling the water reservoir when  you notice the float is low).  You get to grow nutritious foods in the comfort of your own home with no pesticides, plant hormones, or any other harmful substances…how great is that?  The modular lamp arm comes with 2 extenders so your plants can grow to their fullest potential without crowding the light…it truly is the ultimate self-growing garden.
I have only had my garden plugged in for a few days and I’ve already got some tomato sprouts…how cool is that?  The packaging said that you should see sprouts in 1-2 weeks, but since I live in a warm climate (Arizona) I’ve seen results incredibly fast!  I will be updating this post with pictures of the tomatoes as they grow so you can see their progress too!  There aren’t just edible seed options, there are also some beautiful flowers and decorative plants available as well!  With Mother’s Day just around the corner this is the PERFECT gift to give!  Why give mom flowers that will die off in just a week’s time?  Give mom the gift that will keep on giving with no work for her to do…what more could you ask for?
Two weeks have passed since the sprouts first started to appear and WOW have these plants grown!  In just two short weeks I’ve gone from teeny tiny spouts to what you see here.  I’m so in love with the Click And Grow Garden!
***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Face In A Case…The Perfect Beauty Accessory For Mom



Face In A Case is the latest creation of Faces Beautiful that every mom will want this Mother’s Day.  Face In A Case is a must-have beauty accessory that’s also an organized solution to cleaning up our messy makeup bags.


Most of us moms are ALWAYS busy and don’t have a whole lot of time for beauty.  Fall in love with a simpler life and see how Face In A Case can help make your busy life a little easier.


The beauty of Face In A Case is that you can completely customize your experience.  You choose the clutch you want and palette color for a product that’s truly unique to you.  The magnetic base holds everything snug into place so you can rest assured your cosmetics are safe and sound throughout your day.  Each palette gives you 6 eye shadow colors, 1 blush, 1 bronzer, 1 lip gloss, 1 ebony mascara, and 2 brushes!  Go ahead and change up your look as often as you please with the beautiful array of colors safely hidden away in your clutch.  Face In A Case cosmetics are vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty-free so you can feel great about your purchase.  There are slots to hold cash and credit cards so you can be prepared for anything that might come your way.


Beauty and style has never been so easy!  Spoil mom this Mother’s Day with her very own Face In A Case.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Say ‘I Love You’ This Mother’s Day With Root Candles



If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, you’ll probably be able to tell that I am absolutely obsessed with scented candles.  Not too long ago I introduced you all to Root Candles and I was absolutely thrilled when I got the chance to try out a couple new fragrances that are perfect for Mother’s Day!


Root Candles have been around since 1869 and have been an industry-leading, family-owned company ever since.  Root Candles is now in it’s 5th generation and continue to carry on the virtues of honesty, integrity, and diligent craftsmanship that founding father Amos Ives Root instilled in his company.  Each and every Root candle is carefully handcrafted using processes mastered throughout the five generations of craftsmanship combined with the latest technology available.


Every mom out there is seeking balance, and this Geranium Lavender candle from the Seeking Balance collection is the perfect thing to help mom unwind after a long day.  This candle has the power of color and fragrance in one holistic candle for a greater sense of health and well-being.  Joining the health and well-being trend with essential oil-based fragrances and wooden wicks, Root Candles’ Seeking Balance line combines the science of aromatherapy with color therapy, allowing the stresses of your day to fade away.


Root Candles’ Pinto Noir candle has a scent that’s too amazing to pass up.  This candle is clean-burning with a long lasting scent you just can’t get enough of.  Part of the Legacy collection, it features a natural cotton (lead free) wick and is fragranced with pure, essential oils that produce a rich, lasting sensory experience.  This scent is available in a wide variety of sizes so no matter what the room size, you’ll be sure to be able to fill it with luxurious fragrance.


Last but not least, the Rose Petals candle is another beautifully scented candle that mom will adore.  This light and floral candle has top notes of sweet apple, peach, and green leaf to compliment the rich, fresh cut herbal fragrance.  The all-natural beeswax blend burns longer than other premium candles and the addition of pure essential oils in each of the Root Candles fragrances produce a rich, lasting sensory experience.

Make sure you check out all that Root Candles has to offer so you can find the one that’s just right for that special woman this Mother’s Day.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***