Monday, December 11, 2017

Rodan+Fields Lash Boost Review and GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone!
Happy Monday!
 If you follow me on Instagram, a few weeks ago, I stated in my stories that I was going to be reviewing the Rodan+Fields Lash Boost and a lot of you messaged me that you had been wanting to try it or you know someone who sells it and have been going back and forth about trying it.
I do want to start by saying that I do not sell Rodan +Fields. Allie David, an Independent Consultant, was kind enough to send me this product in exchange for an honest review.  And an honest review is exactly what you are going to get.  I think there will be no denying whether or not this product works by seeing my before and afters. 
Allie was also kind enough to have a giveaway for you all, so make sure you stay tuned for the details on how to enter! 

So, let's first rewind many many moons ago.  Before I became a stay at home mom, I worked as a nurse.  Early in my career, I worked for a plastic surgeon and was introduced to Latisse when it first came out. I was immediately hooked.  I've always had very short, very light lashes.  I've always wanted to try lash extensions but I'm the type that if anything comes close to my eyes, they start spazzing out and I start blinking like crazy.  I even tried to get a lash perm before and it was hell, haha!  My eyes would not stop twitching.  And false lashes have never been my thing either because, well, the eye twitching issue....
So when I tried Latisse and saw results after several weeks, I was obsessed.  The thing I did not like about Latisse though was that it left purplish, bluish darkening where I applied it on my eyelids and under my eyes as well making it look like I had the worst dark circles you had ever seen.  But hey, my lashes looked amazing!
I stopped using Latisse when I became pregnant with Londyn because it's a no-no when pregnant, and like all lash growth serums, your lashes will go back to normal when you stop using them. 
I started using Latisse again when I finished nursing Londyn, but honestly, it was kind of a pain to have to get a prescription for it, so I eventually stopped using it and back to short lashes I went.  

Okay, so now that all of that is out of the way, we can get to the part you are waiting for.  I just wanted to give you a little history so you know that I have something to compare it to.
So, the magic question....does Lash Boost Work????

Heck yes, it does! And I LOVE it!  
I started using the Lash Boost that Allie sent me in October and these are my before and afters with and without mascara. 

I would say at the 4 week mark, I started to notice growth, but it was nothing hugely dramatic, so I wanted to wait and do this review after I gave the product ample amount of time to work. Like any lash serum,  you will not see results immediately.  It does take several weeks. 
Shortly after 4 weeks, my lashes literally started growing like crazy.  Even my husband noticed and he had no idea I was using the product.  

A few things that I LOVE about Lash Boost besides the obvious:
1) you do not need a prescription
2) it does not darken the area you apply it like Latisse did (on me)
3) the applicator makes it so easy to apply
4) My lashes are longer, fuller and darker

I apply it every night before bed and it's literally like you're applying eyeliner.  You just swipe it on your upper lash line every night and that's it.  Once you get the desired length, you don't have to apply it every night, you can apply it 2-3 times a week or so.  (Allie may be better at giving you information about that)

The only con, I would say, is I wish there was a way you could see how much you have left in the tube so you know when to reorder.  
But, I've been using mine every night since October and I still have some remaining.

Okay so I am going to give you all of Allie's information, so if you have been wanting to try it and don't already have a consultant, you can order from her or message her with any questions.  The Giveaway information will follow!
P.S. - This would be a great Christmas gift! 

Allie David


Giveaway starts today and ends in 2 weeks (December 25, 2017)
Anyone who places an order through Allie's website will be entered to win a 
full sized Lip Serum 
(value of $56)
Once you place your order, please email Allie your order number and code: LASHBOOSTJACKIE
to be entered.

Allie was sweet enough to send me a few samples of their REDEFINE skin care line as well.  Though I feel like you have to use a product over an extended amount of time to give a detailed review, I will fill you in on my first impressions.

I really liked this a lot, especially the fact that you only leave it on for 2 minutes, because, let's face it, this mama ain't got no time for a 20-minute mask.
Online it states that you use it daily and it helps draw out impurities from your pores while gently exfoliating.

this stuff is sooooooooo good!  I received a few samples of this but it's one of those products that you get instant gratification. My skin looked and felt smoother immediately and my pores were almost invisible. You know that snapchat filter that makes you look flawless.....THIS!

This was another product that I noticed a difference immediately. I am constantly applying some form of chapstick and use a lip treatment before bed.  I can't stand the feeling of dry lips.
This stuff moisturized my lips so well and they stayed that way, even when I woke up!  It is said to visibly smooth lip texture and reduce the appearance of lip wrinkles.

If you have a question about what skincare line would be best for you, just send Allie a message and she will be happy to help you!
The REDEFINE line that I tried is designed to help the appearance of lines, pores and loss of firmness.
They have several skincare lines to help with your specific skin type.

If you have any questions about my personal experience with Lash Boost, let me know!
And a huge thank you to Allie for being kind enough to send me these products and for hosting a giveaway for you all!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Best of Black Friday Sales 2017

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I want to start and say how thankful I am for YOU!
Thank you so much for all your love and support. Whether you follow me on InstagramFacebook or if you just so happened to stumble upon my blog for the first time....Thank you!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and not to mention, the start of some pretty amazing sales! I love to get all of my holiday shopping done right after Thanksgiving.  Well, that's always the plan anyways.

  I've been working hard to round up all the popular black friday sales as well as any black friday promo codes so they are in one easy place for you.  I'll be updating this list throughout the entire holiday season as well.

You can find my entire list of sales right here (just click any store and it will take you directly to their site) or for easy access, it will always be in the menu bar on my blog under "Holiday Sales"

I hope you and your loved ones have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Maddyn's 3 Month Update and Favorites

Hey everyone!
I thought it would be fun to share a few updates on Maddyn and Londyn and a few of my favorite baby essentials for the month!
I'm still so shocked that she will be 4 months next week!  The past few months have just flown by!  
Londyn absolutely adores her sister, and I love the bond they share already. 
Some of Maddyn's firsts this month were laughing (she thinks her sister is hilarious), lots and lots of smiles, 12 full hours of sleep a night (fingers crossed that stays that way), and she can turn herself halfway over.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Black Friday CASH Giveaway!

Hi everyone!  Happy Thanksgiving Week!
Thanksgiving is one of my FAVORITE holidays!  My mom and I have a tradition of cooking together and it's something I look forward to every year!
And let's not forget about all the major Black Friday deals the following day...those are always fun too!

To show you how thankful I am for YOU, I am partnering up with some of my favorite bloggers to give away $500 paypal cash (each) to two lucky followers!  The giveaway starts today and the winner will be announced THIS Friday so you can have the money to shop all the sales!

Details are below!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and good luck!

'Tis the season for giving! I teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give back to you! We are giving away $500 in Paypal cash to TWO WINNERS! The winner will be announced on Friday, November 24th just in time to get your Holiday shopping started! See below to enter and good luck!