Hi friends! It's most definitely been awhile! Life is busy, as always. I've been working around 30 hours a week in my day job, on top of having two active kiddos and a busy family schedule. 6th grade and 9th grade for our guys now.It's hard to believe that the baby who inspired me to start this blog is now in high school. We moved both of our … [Read more...]

Every month I head to the mailbox and am excited to receive my Julep Maven Box of the month. Julep makes toxin-free nail polish and they have a program you can subscribe to where each month you get a box of nail polish & goodies. The colors and goodies are based on a style quiz you take when you subscribe and I have to say the boxes have been … [Read more...]

Love this Sheer Cover Make-Up Kit that's currently on sale 50% off.  Get it for $29.95 with free shipping.  There's pretty much one of everything in here including foundation, eyeshadow, lip gloss and more. I'm a big fan of mineral makeup - I don't like a lot of cream based makeups and I always think mineral makeup gives such an even look.  This … [Read more...]

One of the many benefits of living is Southern California is that "winter" - which usually consists of having to wear long-sleeves when you go out - only lasts a few weeks. I know many of you are still digging out of snow and hoping to see temps in the 40s, but here in SoCal, we're enjoy days in the low 70s. Sorry, I won't rub it in. But needless … [Read more...]

Use coupon code BCGHAPPY to receive $5 off your order of $25 or more at e.l.f Cosmetics through 1/25.  I love e.l.f and use their products daily.  I'm a big fan of the Minerals line - especially the eyeshadows and boosters.  Where else can you get eyeshadow for only $3 and the Mineral Booster is the best. … [Read more...]

Exclusive for attendees of the Getting Gorgeous Event in New York City last night and our readers (that's you!) - Enter Code TAKETWENTY at checkout on the e.l.f website for 20% off all makeup for a limited time.  Offer valid on purchase from 8/16 to 9/16 only. Love e.l.f. and wear some of their products daily - it's affordable make-up.  (Many … [Read more...]

3 DAYS ONLY:  Get FREE Shipping on all orders at Sephora.com. Enter code SHIP4FREE at checkout. Offer is valid November 28th through November 30th. Get 20% off Bare Escentuals Foundation Kits at Sephora.com. Offer valid now through December 1st. No coupon code needed. Get a free floral clutch with 8 samples inside when you purchase $25 worth … [Read more...]

I can't tell you guys how excited I am about this one.  Although I've been hearing about e.l.f Cosmetics for years (Mariana, one of our first product reviewers first blogged about e.l.f on Mommies with Style back in 2005), I hadn't actually tried any of the product until this summer.  I attended an e.l.f cocktail hour at BlogHer back in July.  … [Read more...]

Earlier this month I had the privilege of hosting one of the very first E.L.F. MUAH or "Make Up at Home"  parties. This new program from Eyes Lips Face allows you to see, touch and feel their cosmetics before you order. It's also a ton of fun. When was the last time you sat around with your girlfriends and tried on makeup for the sheer fun of … [Read more...]

With the start of school, I've been reminded of how little time there is in the morning and how much there is to get done.  This is part one in a series of three posts called "Speed Up My Morning" where I'll be sharing with you a few products I've come across that will shave time off your morning routine.  First up - the face. 1) ROC Multi … [Read more...]