Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum Review

Hi beauties!

Remember last week when I got a sample of the
Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum
in the mail from Influenster?

Buy it here
Yup, that's the stuff right there.

You all PROBABLY know the gorgeous woman who promotes this product?

Mmm hmm, Yup, that's her.

Well, I mean, who doesn't want supermodel GORGEOUS skin?
I certainly do.

So I was super excited to get this free from Influenster to review since
I had already been wanting to try this out.

Final verdict?
Love it.

This serum has a great consistency. It sort of reminds me a bit of a primer. Its silky and not greasy. You only need a small pump to cover your face. After all it is a serum, not a moisturizer.
I've been applying both morning and night. For day, I follow up with a moisturizer with sunscreen in it. For night, a heavier night cream. The scent is pleasant. And after a week of using it, though I can't really see any "visible" results, my skin feels really nice and really soft. It also didn't break me out at all, which is always a bonus.

This serum is a win for me and I'd definitely consider purchasing this in the future as well as trying out other products from the Meaningful Beauty line.

Have you tried Meaningful Beauty?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Linking up today with my cyber bestie Jenn for

November is the perfect time of year to give thanks for all we have,
though, we should give thanks all the time.

Here are a few things i'm thankful for this year.

my hubby.
this man is so hard-working. the sacrifices he makes for our little family are amazing.
he is my rock and i am so thankful to have found a really good man.
(even though he's gotten 4 parking tickets this year...)

my job.
yes, i know i bitch about work more times than not. but i am really thankful to have such a good job. i bring home a paycheck, have decent medical insurance and have a ton of flexibility here.

my pup.
earlier this year we had quite a scare where we thought we were going to lose this little guy.
now i don't take a moment for granted with him because i know his little life is substantially shorter than a human. as a result, yes, he's a bit spoiled. #oops

my hair.
ok ok, i know this one's a little vain... but seriously, how can you not be thankful when you wake up in the morning, don't even bother to run a brush thru your hair and it automatically looks decent?

all of you(s) - sorry... the s is a jersey thing
all the girls i've met and have yet to meet (jenn, karly and katy) thru blogging,
these friendships are the best! and i hope to be a better blogger and get to know more of you out there!

yup, i had to throw it in there.
you know you all agree.

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It's been a while...

Work and life just have a way of distracting me from this lil ol' blog,
but i'm still here and truckin' along (possibly with a glass of wine in hand).

Here are the fun (and not so fun) things I've been up to these past few weeks:

We got new appliances! (and i convinced mr grinch to exchange small christmas gifts, so yay!)
don't mind all the crap on the counter...

Scooter and Rio's annual trip to the vet cost me an arm and a leg...
but look at those cute faces... totally worth it.

Eating way too much of this yummy brownie brittle

And cooking some yummy soup for the cold weather ahead
Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

Spending some QT with my bestie who gave me an adorable belated belated bday gift
fill 'er up!

Hubby's obsession with dolls (we get them from going to the football games)
yes, these guys are in the room i do my make up checking me out everyday!

Wearing this beauty!
 love me some baublebar...

I got my glam bag, my fabfitfun box AND a meaningfulbeauty sample (free from influenster)

Leave me a comment if you'd like links for any of these services!

What have you been up to lately? 


Monday, November 4, 2013

How the Hubby Stole Christmas...

So, our diswasher broke. For the 4th time. The past 3 times G has put his handy man skills to good use and has repaired it/unclogged it/cast a spell on it and made it work again.

Also, I should mention while googling to find that image, i also found this:

Ummmmm... that pic is soon to be my MTV "True Life" story people. Because this time, according to G, le dishwasher is done. "For good". #ripdishwasher #theregoesmymanicure

Soooo, last night, in discussing whether or not we should a) just replace said dishwasher or b) spend the money and replace all the appliances with stainless steel #sochic the following conversation ensued.

me: Let's try to hold out til Black Friday to get the appliances. It's only a few weeks. Maybe we'll get a better deal.
G: OK, and I know what I want for my birthday, a microwave. And we can get the fridge and stove as our Christmas presents to each other.
me: (insert sad face). OK, i guess that's the smart thing to do...
G: Ok, so NO other presents to each other then.
me: What?! Not even like a $20 something so we can open something on Christmas??? --- said in the most whiny pathetic voice possible.

And here is the piece de resistance.

G: You will be opening the new refrigerator everyday, you don't need to open anything else.

Well played sir, well. played.

And that my friends is how the grinch hubby grinch-hubby stole Christmas.