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April 2015

Beauty

Treat Your Mom to euphoria Calvin Klein!

euphoria_mothers_dayI participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Calvin Klein. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

The daily grind takes its toll on us all but no one ones that feeling better than a mom. Their daily routine calls on them to tend to the needs of their family and household while also trying to take care of their own basic needs.

Thankfully, Mother’s Day is coming up so we can show our mom’s how appreciated they truly are!

I recently tested out euphoria Clavin Klein and found its scent to be very sophisticated and sexy. I love its opening top notes of pomegranate and succulent persimmon. And more importantly, I know your mom is going to love it!

You’ll also be able to surprise her with a beautiful orchid because now through Mother’s Day, anyone who purchases a large spray from the euphoria Calvin Klein fragrance collection at Macy’s or Dillard’s will receive a complimentary live orchid.

Pretty amazing right? Happy shopping!

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Wedding

Wedding Invitations: How to Beat the Stress & Pick a Winner!

Wedding Invitation DecisionI participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Wedding Paper Divas. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

It’s official.

We’ve chosen our wedding invitations!

After chatting with our families and repeatedly looking through our Wedding Paper Divas sample kit, we have very happily decided on “The One”. I’ll be sharing our final selection at the end of this post but first, I wanted to share some of the wisdom I’ve gained by going through this process.

Although picking an invitation might sound like one of the easier tasks on your to-do lists, it can easily become overwhelming and stressful. But don’t worry, I know exactly what you’re going through and I have a couple of tips that will help!

Tip 1: Don’t Let the Options Overwhelm You

Sparkly gold foil patterns, whimsical calligraphy, and intoxicatingly sweet flower designs, Wedding Paper Divas’ options will instantly make you swoon. But a word of caution, it’s going to be difficult to make a final decision or even narrow down your options unless you have a clear idea of what you want. Chat with your fiancé and decide on the look you are going for before jumping online and trying to make your final pick.

Tip 2: Don’t Forget About the Wording

Once we had chosen our wedding invite design, we begin the ordering process and got a little stuck! The process itself is easy and straight forward but we hadn’t anticipated how much some of the customization options would mean to us. We wanted our words to be warm and joyful. And that means “Will and Niki Cordially Invite You…” wasn’t going to suffice. I advise having all your wording prepped before you begin ordering, otherwise you’ll find yourself feeling pressured to come up with the perfect words as quickly as you can so that you can complete your order.

Tip 3: Remember the Extras

Depending on the details of your special day, you may need a lot more than just an invite. Again, this is something we didn’t think about until we were ordering ours. Is your ceremony and reception at the same location? If not, you’ll likely want to provide directions & the address on an additional insert. You may also want to recognize special people or provide an itinerary for the day and guess what… you’ll need to order inserts for that! On the bright side, Wedding Paper Divas has options that match your main invitation so you’ll be able to maintain a consistent look.

Hopefully this was helpful! If you’re a newlywed and would like to share any of your helpful tips, please feel free to leave them in the comment section!

Are you ready to see our OFFICIAL wedding invitation design?! Scroll down!

Final Pick

Do you adore our lovely little laser-cut invitation?! I don’t think we could have imagined a better design for us. It’s whimsical, magical, and it’ll be unlike anything our guests have ever seen.

We are currently working through some of the things I mentioned above. The wording, in particular, still has us a little stumped. But is that really a surprise? I am marrying a writer… Lol.

Thank you for joining me on this special part of our journey to the big day! I strongly recommend Wedding Paper Divas to all my fellow brides. I pride myself on always being honest with my readers, so I hope you’ll take a second and check out this wonderful site: WeddingPaperDivas.com

 

Beauty Reviews

New Dove Deodorant: Does it Really Work?

Dove Deodorant“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dove. I received a product sample and promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Happy Monday! Bit of an oxymoron huh? Lol.

Even though today might be a bit of a drag, I’m excited to test out a new deodorant this week. I love trying new things! I also really enjoy being able to help you find products that are worth your hard earned money.

I am a happy little guinea pig ready to share my discoveries!

I’ll be testing out Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/DeodorantIt provides 48 hour odor and wetness protection while also making your underarms softer & smoother. And boy oh boy do I plan to put this baby to the test. I already have a week’s worth of workouts planned!

If you’d like to jump in and test the Dove deodorant before my review (no judgment!), you can click HERE for a $1 off coupon.

Be sure to come back to find out how this all turns out! I’ll be sharing my experience in my next beauty post!

 

Videos

The Weekend Vlog

WeekendVlogThumbnailHi guys!

So life has been as crazy as always but I managed to vlog last weekend and I thought you might like to check it out!

I’ve got a lot of posts currently “under construction” so don’t worry, there’s a lot of great stuff heading your way in the very near future!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a very blessed Easter!

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