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Victoria Jackson Cosmetics ~ A New Makeup Obsession!

These product were submitted for review, all opinions and stories are my own.
I recently received a box of Victoria Jackson Cosmetics to try.  I had never heard of the brand before, and was thrilled to play with some new makeup.
I received 5 products, the Foundation Duo compact, a Pressed Powder compact, a Eyebrow Design pen, The Perfect Brush, and the Survival Kit.
The first product I opened up was the make up brush called The Perfect Brush, it’s a dual sided brush with a face brush on one end and an eye brush on the other.  I have an obsession with makeup brushes, I could spend an hour at the makeup store running my hands over the brushes.  So I knew my first impression of the makeup line would depend on this brush, and I must say I am impressed!  I have been using it everyday.  It feels full and incredibly soft on both ends and there has been no shedding at all!
Next I opened the Foundation Duo and the Pressed Powder.  The Foundation Duo is a pressed oil free foundation compact that comes with two compatible shades side by side.  This helps with contouring and camouflaging, and blending to create a perfect match.  I am very picky when it comes to foundation, I hate feeling like I am walking around with a mask on.  Plus with my oily skin if I wear a heavy foundation my face feels like a greasy mess by the end of the day.  I like feeling like my skin can breath.  The foundation in this compact is perfect for me, I honestly feel like I am not wearing makeup at all.  It goes on light and smooth, covers imperfections and adds a radiance to my skin.  However it doesn’t hide my skin, I love that!
The Pressed Powder is also light and airy.  It sets the foundation and adds a bit of extra coverage, but its not thick or powdery.
After I finished with the face compacts I opened the Eyebrow Design Pencil in Universal Taupe.  I am new to eyebrow pencils, I have bought a few but they intimidate me.  I am always a little nervous that I am going to look like my eyebrows are painted on.  However what I liked about this pencil is that it is double ended, one end is a great angles pencil and on the other is a brush.  This gave me a little bit more confidence with my eyebrows, I was able to apply a little and blend it till it looked exactly how I wanted.
Lastly I opened the Survival Kit,  As I took the cover off, I had no idea what I was going to find inside this kit.  I was shocked!  This is now my travel makeup kit, simple, easy, and everything I could need in a tiny case.  This survival kit truly is a busy mommy’s makeup survival kit.  With this, there is no excuse for me to look like a hot mess when travelling.
So whats inside?
Eye pencil
Lip pencil
3 mini double ended brushes
Mascara
10 eye shadows
5 lip sticks
2 blushes
Plus 2 little mirrors for application.
This kit is awesome, and the pigments on all the powders and lip sticks are very colorful.
I am definitely excited to have Victoria Jackson added to my makeup collection and I will absolutely be exploring more of their products in the future!

Getting Ready for Winter with My Favorite PJs + Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post for Richard Leeds International organized by Southern Mom Loves.
Every mommy deserves to have a pair of super soft and comfy pajamas to change into at the end of a full day of cooking, cleaning, kissing boo-boo’s and raising amazing little people.There is nothing better at the end of the night after all the kids are tucked into bed, than taking a shower and putting on your most comfy pj’s, grabbing a cup of tea and lounging around.


I recently received a pair of Richard Leeds International pajamas and they are my new go-to jammies.
First and foremost they are SOFT, like softer than a babies blanket soft! When I am curled up on the couch this winter, this is the material I want on my skin.
The design is also great, they are long sleeved tops with pants sets. They come in cute prints, and have a hood on them, how cute is that!

I love my Donuts print, however, they are also available in Leopard, Camo, Dots, Hearts, Skulls, Bears, & Dinosaurs.

These Richard Leeds International Pajamas are available at Walmart stores in the sleepwear section or online at Walmart.com

Best of all, these are extremely affordable at just $10.00 a pair. These are great holiday gifts, give a great comfy gift without breaking the bank.
Plus, like me, head over to Walmart and stock up for yourself! It’s going to be a long cold winter, and I am prepared for snow days with the kids snuggling on the couch watching movies all day while I wear my Favorite PJs!

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Now onto the fun part, the Giveaway!
It’s time for you to enter to win some fun pajamas of your own.

GIVEAWAY PRIZE INFO:
1-(One) 1st prize: 4 pair of Pajamas
2-(Two) 2nd prizes: 3 pair of Pajamas
3-(Three) 3rd prizes: 2 pair of Pajamas
13-(Thirteen) “Bonus” prizes: 1 pair of Pajamas
19 winners total
Designs are randomly chosen (from the styles above) and sent to the winners in the size they state in the giveaway widget.
 

Giveaway begins on 12/7/15 at 7:00 am CST and ends on 12/21/15 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform. The participating bloggers were compensated for this post.

Showing Off My NFL Fan Style!

 

Living in Boston my whole life means 2 things.  One, I can drive in the middle of a blizzard while holding my ice coffee, and two, I love our sports teams, and when it comes to Boston sports the Patriots are top.

Bostonians take their passion and loyalty of the Patriots very seriously, like when Gronk was carted off the field last weekend people had tears in their eyes.
We are Patriots nation, and being that means us girls like to show off our fandom in stylish ways.  Gone are the days of having to buy over sized sweatshirts or jerseys and trying to make them look feminine.  Now NFLShop.com has a full line of women’s fashion, that is tailored to fit a woman’s body and designed to be cute and pretty.
When shopping NFLShop.com I decided on two tops, one v-neck t-shirt and a pullover sweatshirt.  I liked both these pieces because I can easily wear one with a pair of sweats or yoga pants while running around with the kids or watching the game at home with the hubby.  Then if we are going out to watch the game, I can easily pair them with jeans and boots or heels.
I also got a pair of earrings and a beautiful hat that is accented with sequence and glittered thread.
While shopping I wanted over twenty items and finally narrowed my shopping cart down to these four items, however, I have already passed my wish list on to my husband.  I figure with him wanting to make a move down south this summer, I’m going to need more pieces in my wardrobe so that I can make sure to represent, hehe!  These wedges are on the top of my Christmas wish list.
I will also be doing a lot of holiday shopping on NFLShop.com too.  They have some great accessories that will make perfect Teacher’s gifts.  Also, my brother is in South Carolina and is always asking for me to send him Patriots stuff, now I can just have it shipped right to him.
Oh, and if you have a certain holiday sweater party coming up, why not show off your team while rocking a holiday sweater!
Who’s the football fan on your shopping list this holiday season?
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

The Goody Clean Radiance Ultimate Beauty Giveaway!

This is sponsored by Acorn Influence on behalf of Goody®.  All opinions are 100% My own.

A couple weeks ago I shared my new beauty product obsession, the Goody Clean Radiance Brush!  This brush has continued to make both Lilly and I’s hair more shiny and healthy looking since I initially shared it with you.

If you missed my last post featuring the Goody Clean Radiance Brush, check it out here: 10 Winter Hair Tips & Easy Ballet Bun Tutorial with Goody Clean Radiance!

Now onto the best part!
To celebrate Goody’s launch of the Clean Radiance Brush there is an amazing giveaway for you to enter.

Clean Radiance Ultimate Beauty Giveaway!
Prizes:

Grand prize: Chi Straightener and CROC Blowdryer (valued at $200)
Second prize: Goody Basket (valued at $100) – 2 winners
Third Prize: $25 Walmart gift card – 25 winners

Swimoutlet.com Your One Stop Shop for Fitness Apparel

Product samples were submitted for review, all opinions are my own.
The holidays will soon be over and everyone will be on their new year health kick.  I’ll be one of them, I can’t wait to get back into the swing of working out and eating better.
From last winter into summer, I was feeling amazing.  I had been following the 21 day fix meal plan, walking everyday, and doing the work out videos that came with the meal plan.  Weight was slowly falling off, but more importantly I felt my best.  My energy was high, by tummy was flat and never bloated, my skin was clearer.  I swore I would never go back to eating crap and being to busy to workout.  

That was until life hit me in the face.  I ran a 5k in the morning then went to breakfast with all my friends, the beginning of the end.  I indulged with everyone, from there jumped on a bus to NYC for a conference which meant more crappy food in a hotel room.  I came back from the conference with 2 weeks to get ready for a 3 week trip to Brazil, then there was vacation and then another vacation, and then a road trip.  Once we were home and settled, the kids were getting ready for school and bam the holidays started.  Life got crazy really fast and with that one over indulgence at just the right time that had me on a spiral slide right back to where I began.
So now I’m making new goals and am ready to accomplish them.  While I have been trying to watch what I eat, life has been packed with parties, events, and work making it impossible to stick to a ridged diet.  Plus I have been having kidney problems since summer and now a chest infection that has been going on three weeks, so exercise has been the last thing I have wanted to try to make time for.
However once the holiday rush is over and I really want to get back to focusing on getting me healthy and happy.  However the worse thing for me is planning to start a new workout routine and eating plan, and then waking up to nothing to eat or nothing to wear.  Give me an excuse, especially during those first two weeks and I’m done.  So I will be out grocery shopping for everything I need the day before my meal plan starts.  
As for what to wear, swimoutlet.com has me covered.  Don’t be fooled by their name, yes they have everything you could imagine for time by the water, but they also have so much more.
Their workout clothes are adorable and very high quality.  I recently bought an under armour outfit that I am in love with and a bag that matches perfectly and will be ideal for lugging water, headphones, and all the rest of my gym accessories back and forth.
My new workout Outfit:

Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Perfect Pace T

Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Armour Legging

Seafolly Lei Tote

This is my new favorite work-out outfit and I have a wish list in my shopping cart of other adorable sets available at Swimoutlet.com
Make sure you check them out when looking for a great workout wardrobe. 
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