Everything on from my site will be 50% now thru December 30th. Simply do NOT select the EZ ship at check out and I’ll charge your total to match the 50% off. I will then email an invoice with your new total 🙂 Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!
Here are a few of my must have everyday products that help save me money plus actually work for my sensitive skin.
First of my dandruff shampoo/conditioner. I have tried most of the dandruff shampoo brands(there aren’t that many)and I had yet to find one that worked well, smelled at least okay, and didn’t leave my hair feeling super gross. The sweet lady at Sally’s suggested this the last time I was in there and I’ve been in love ever since!
Secondly perfectly paired with my 2-in-1 is the Renpure leave-in-conditioner. I only use a very small amount which I start by applying mostly to my roots, then I run it through the rest of my hair. Which leaves it soft and moisturized. Plus it leave my crazy naturally insane hair wavy and (normally)presentable without any extra work.
Third is the Vaseline intensive Care Lotion. I use this item after I get out of the shower. I apply it only to the lower half of my legs on a daily basis to keep me from scratching my skin off. But I do apply it to other areas as needed during the winter. This is one of the few lotion I have found that I can use daily without irritating my skin. Plus with it’s aloe its great for those summer burns as well.
Forth is Liquid Coconut oil. I purchase this bottle from Sally’s also, It super inexpensive and isn’t something I a ton of so it’s great that it come in a small bottle! I just pour out a VERY small amount into my hands then work through the driest part of my hair after dying or after lots of heat styling. It helps bring my hair back from the dead guys!
Fifth is the Hard Candy Glamoflauge. I am going against my MK rules here 😉 But omg I love this stuff! I’ve been using it for probably close to two years now. It covers all my redness and adult acne so well. I apply it under my foundation of course and I buy a slightly off shade for my skin tone which somehow makes it blend well.
The Sixth and last is my secrete weapon! The Pixie Cup. I started off using the Diva cup, but I ordered this one as a back up and found that it is softer and gives me a better fit. Now I know many women who find these weird and/or gross. But to me a menstrual cup makes me feel the cleanest I possibly can while on my period. Plus as a mom the ease and convenience of not having to worry about my flow(yes, I said flow lol) all day is nothing less than AMAZING! I say get over your fears, watch some youtube videos and plug er’ on up.
That Way Again by Lee Brice. This song made me cry the first 15 times I heard it and still brings tears to my eyes for different reasons then the first time I heard it, but it never ceases to lose impact. The first time I heard this song I had rented his CD from our local library, burn onto my computer then onto my ipod without hearing more then the first two songs. Later that day I curled up in bed for a nap, before falling asleep I heard the song “I Drive Your Truck” to which (for what should be obvious reasons) I cried like a baby. After slightly recover from hearing that song I then heard this song, which of course caused me to again burst into tears. At the time it reminded of all that I had gone through with my daughters father. Even though the circumstances were different from what the song is really about, it still brought back all of those feelings of lose, anger, frustration, self doubt, loneliness and so on. I replayed those two songs over and over again that afternoon until I was no long able to produce anymore tears. If my ipod shuffles to that song I either fight to hold in tears or quickly(if able to) skip the song. Now hearing it reminds me of some of the same feelings in my marriage, loneliness, frustration, anger and so on. One would think that after this long and the amount of times I’ve heard this song it would no long bother me, but no it still to this day rocks me to my core. But this man writes some beautiful, heartfelt, memorable, true to life songs. That quite simply many others have failed to do. He loves.
At I believe the age of 9 or 10 I first saw Breakfast at Tiffnay’s, and I fell in love. Now at 10 I probably wouldn’t have chose to watch anything that wasn’t filmed in the last 10 years or so. But the moment Audrey beautiful face popped up on the screen I was in love. I re-watched that movie every year or so, and as I got a little older my sister introduced me to many of her other famous movies. I hate musicales! But I’ve never been able to resist the urge to watch anyway just to see her face, poise, humor, talent, bravery, intelligence and just about anything else you could think of. She tough me so much about how to be a lady (even if it didn’t stick). It’s almost like you fall under a magical spell for an hour or so, forgetting you’re clumsiness isn’t cute or attractive, you’re hair will never lay flat, a hot wonderfully funny, smart man will never come sweep you off your feet with a lovely tune to sing in your ear. No, you’re life won’t be a roman holiday so to speak. But just watch her and enjoy anyways. I also never realize, nor maybe remembered that she died when I was exactly one year, 18 days old. And that for some reason makes me sad that I didn’t get to share the world with her for any longer than that.
Ten things to think about before you say “I Do”. I’m still a “newlywed” myself but here are somethings I’ve learned myself and through other people.
1. Religion. Try and have a sit down talk( if you haven’t already) about on another’s religion preferences, because you don’t want to spend every holiday fighting over who’s church you’ll be attending. Even if right now it doesn’t seem like it’s a big deal to you either way. Because if you don’t already have children you might come to realize down the road it really does matter to you.
2. Where will you be working and living. Have an open discussion about where you see yourself working in 10 or even 5 years. Which state, town or country you would like raise kids or retire in.
3. No small things. If there is any (no matter how small it may seem now) thing that could come between you and you’re future spouse, discuss it now! Don’t wait until it seems relevant. If it could come between the two of you in anyway at any point, trust me it’s relevant now.
4. Do you want kids? Yet again this does matter now. If the person you’re madly in love with doesn’t want kids and you do, over time that love may fade. Don’t be afraid to tell the truth, it just may set you free from further heartache down the road.
5. How much money is enough money? Do you see yourself working 40 hours a week or less? Do you see yourself working endless overtime? Do you want to live in a 3 story house, or a two bedroom fixer upper? What does your future spouse see? Because you’ll want to know from the get-go if your spouse may never be there when you get home from work or on the weekends. Or if their going to work 10 hours a week and spend the rest of their time scrap booking. Believe me, it matters.
6. Paying for it. Will either of you still be in, planning on starting or returning to school in the next two years? Does either of you have a “good” about of debt they will be bringing into the marriage? Are either of you still paying car payments? Will you two need to make a pretty big investment in something right after you tie the knot? Getting money talk out of the way as soon as possible is the easiest way to go. It leaves the other partner feeling like they did get hit with a curve ball right after the honey-moon. This is kind of the same thing as number 5, but in different terms. And it seemed relevant to me.
7. Does everyone get along (well enough)? It may seem like you can keep everyone at a safe distance now, but in 2 years when you no longer see your friends because they want to throat punch your spouse every time they see him/her it will clearly become a problem. And seeing each others family every holiday means any problems between you and your future spouses family will come out sooner rather then later probably anyways. Sure they’ll wait for you to get down the aisle, but the reception may be another story all together. If you don’t like someone or you feel like they don’t like you, be forthcoming and tell some another now.
8. They’re beauty is deceiving. You may think that your fiance is the most beautiful/hottest person you ever laid eye on, but five or ten years down the road that might not be the case. Take a good look, I mean a really good look at each other and decide for sure that you could handle them being 20-50 pounds heaver, bold or missing a limb. Beauty is quickly fading unlike you’re marriage certificate. Try not to let your overwhelming love for one another now blind yourself in this decision. And in no way be mean or insulting to one another.
9. Feelings. Do you still have feelings for ANYONE else? If so I would deal with that elephant in the room now before it ends up crushing you’re marriage. You may think that after you get married the feelings will go away or so on. But guess what? They don’t! They only get worse, because guess what you’re now wanting something you can’t have or know clearly know that you shouldn’t. So if that personal seemed like a prime piece of meat before, they will now seem like the best five-stare prime rib you’ll ever see (worst analogy ever, I know). Don’t try to bury your feelings now, they will only get stronger, and their path a detraction my just completely flatten down your spouse (again terrible analogy).
10. Till death do you part. Take a good look back at the relationship you’ve had thus far. Is there any red-flags? Something you chose to ignore? Please take a good hard look at things and be totally sure this is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. It’s okay if they’re not, because it’s a lot easier to back out of a wedding, then it is to back out of a marriage (and by that I mean you can’t just back out of a marriage). You’re family and friends will get over it long before you could recover from a painful divorce.
I would just like to say good luck and congratulations to all the future newlyweds out there! I’m rooting for you, and may God bless you’re live together!