Thursday, June 30, 2016

Back 2 Blonde

I dread touching up my roots.  I mean, who actually enjoys the process really?  So naturally, i procrastinate as much as possible until i literally look like i have the worst ombre ever!  However, there are those times where i have somewhere special to go but simply haven't had the time or patience to get my roots professionally done. Thankfully Everpro's Back 2 Blonde offers a great temporary solution for times when you need a quick fix!  This products comes in three shades of blonde... Light Blonde, Medium Blonde and Dark Blonde.  You can use the shade that best suits your blonde or combine shades to achieve a perfectly blended look.  I actually layered the dark blonde with the light to create a more natural effect.  So here's how you use it:

First, shake the can really well.  Hold can 4-5 inches away from hair.  Move can back and forth while spraying until root is camouflaged.  Allow 2-3 minutes to dry and apply more where necessary. 

I was quite impressed with how well Back  2 Blonde covered my roots.  The process was quick and easy.  The color stayed put until i washed my hair the following day.  I was curious to see if this transferred on to my pillow case and i'm happy to report that it did not.  Overall i was quite impressed.  While this isn't something i'm going to use all the time, it is definitely a wonderful product to keep around for times when you want to look polished and fresh out of the salon.  I'm certainly glad i found it and love that i can easily pick this up at my local Target!  

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla (*press sample - all opinions are my own)


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Grande LASH - MD

You've heard me complain time and time again about my tiny lashes.  And more than ever, they've been so sparse and blah... ugh why couldn't i just be born with mile long lashes?!  Well, lucky for me, i recently had an opportunity to try Grande LASH-MD and boy has it made a lasting impression on my not so tiny anymore lashes!  Admittedly i didn't have high hopes for this product because it just seemed too good to be true.  However, just a week in and i immediately noticed a change in the texture and overall look of my lashes.  My mascara looked so much better on than it did the week prior!  My lashes looked fuller and longer so i was excited to see what a few more weeks would do! I'm happy to report that i've been using this product religiously for one month and the overall appearance of my lashes has improved significantly.  I am planning to replenish this product because i'm loving the results.  I also dabbed some on my eyebrows though i believe they have a separate product for brows which i'll have to look into as well.  Tried and tested... love and highly recommend this product to anyone who's lashes are tiny and just not looking their best.  I promise you will not be disappointed!

You can purchase Grand LASH - MD here.  If you do, check back and let me know what you think!
Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with this product.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jesse's Girl Liquid Eye Liners Plus GIVEAWAY!

Very few do liquid liners like Jesse's Girl does!  When i first tried out the black liquid liner last year i went online and ordered three more (read my original review here)!  Seriously, the formula, the application tip and the stay power had me doing the happy dance!  I've been a Kat Von D Tattoo Liner girl for years but at $19 a pop, it's not exactly budget friendly.  So when i discovered the way more affordable Jesse's Girl formula at a mere $6.99 i simply could not believe my luck!  I've since recommended it to everyone.  At the time, my only frustration was the fact that my local Rite Aid never had it in stock... that is... until now!  I'm happy to report that this liner is now much easier to find in store.  You can bet that when i spotted this beauty at my local Rite Aid, i stocked up!  Listen, you just never know... should there ever be a shortage, i need to have back up!  OK so this review isn't about the original black liquid liner pen but i wanted to preface but profession my love again for this beauty because this is in my opinion, one of the best drugstore gems ever!

On to the new Jesse's Girl launch!  Jesse's Girl has recently launched three Liquid Liners in super fun colors! You can have so much fun creating gorgeous look this Summer with Blue Hawaii, Violet and Snow White!  These beauties are just as intense and pigmented as my already loved original black liquid liner.  The felt tip applicator makes application a cinch!  I've been having so much fun with these ultra fun colors.  My favorite go-to look is layering these over my black liner.  It gives my eye look a fun new twist that's still ahem... age appropriate.  Ugh did i just say that?!  But really, you'll love these!  I actually love the formula on these colored babies more than their original colored liquid liners.  Keep up the good work Jesse's Girl!

Want in on the colored liquid liner action?  You can find them at your local Rite Aid and Walgreen online or at

Now for the GIVEAWAY!  Want to win one set of all three?  Simply use the Rafflecopter Widget to enter the giveaway!  Open internationally!  GOOD LUCK!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with this product.
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Mommy's Summer Essentials

I absolutely love this time of year! We spend most of our summer days hanging out by the pool, grilling and just enjoying quality time as a family.  I'm so fortunate to be able to spend my Summers off with my beautiful girls.  The memories we make together are simply priceless.  While sunny pool side days are a blast, it's important to be safe!  I've narrowed down just a few of my favorite 'mommy's summer essentials' to share with you.

One of the most important items in my 'mommy bag' is sunscreen. When it comes to my girls' delicate skin, i try my best to look for organic options that have the best sun protection. When i came across Promise Organic SPF30 Coconut Sunscreen Stick and Lotion i knew I'd have to give it a try. I'm happy to report it has not disappointed! In fact, we've been using it for several weeks and it has done a wonderful job of protecting my little ladies from the sun's harmful rays. This dermatologist tested, 100% natural, paraben free sunscreen contains a broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. It's Natural Non-Nano Zinc Oxide, safe for sensitive skin, fragrance free and water resistant (80 minutes), what more could a mommy ask for?!

Another major concern of mine is bug bites! Seriously, i don't know what it is but mosquitoes LOVE Mimi and I! They skip right over Olivia and my hubby and attack us full force! I always need a good bug repellent nearby, however, i hate the harsh chemicals in lots of the products on the market. Needless to say that when Fairy Tales Bug Bandit showed up at my doorstep, i couldn't wait to put it to the test! This DEET free, non-toxic and pesticide free bug repellent helps to repel mosquitoes, flies, fleas, gnats and other biting insects. Lemon Eucalyptus oil, soybean oil, cedar bark, citronella, peppermint and rosemary blend are all ingredients aiding in repelling bugs. DEET free, non-toxic and pesticide free bug repellent helps to repel mosquitoes, flies, fleas, gnats and other biting insects. Lemon Eucalyptus oil, soybean oil, cedar bark, citronella, peppermint and rosemary blend are a few of the ingredients aiding in repelling bugs. Noteworthy, soybean oil has been proven to repel mosquitoes for 3.5 hours. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil is as effective as low levels of DEET without the harmful chemicals. If you have allergy concerns, rest assured that this product is gluten, dairy and nut free and has been proven effective in children over the age of 3. Also happy to report that Mimi and I have yet to have a mosquito attack since this baby arrived at our door! Phew!

My girls are just as obsessed with lip balm as i am, especially if the packaging and taste are on point. Naturally, they're totally drawn to the super fun eos lip balms.  Their flavors are delicious and the packaging is so colorful and fun.  Most importantly, they leave our pout soft and hydrated which we love.  While my girls adore their round 'ball like' shape, i personally like that they're 95% organic and 100% natural.  They are free of parabens and petrolatum.  These tiny powerhouses are packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing Shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth! Needless to say, i always have one or two on hand!

OK so this next item is perhaps more for mommy than the girls but really, when you're chasing twinados around you need something to keep your skin clean and hydrated am i right?  I'm a huge fan of Pixi Skin Treats!  The Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths are always in my 'mommy bag'!  These ultra nourishing wipes moisturize while lifting away impurities. Each soft cloth is infused with aloe vera and camellia oil to soothe skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and hydrated. They're amazing and gentle enough to use on my girls whenever necessary!

I discovered the invisibobble non creasing hair ties last year and they have literally changed my life. I keep a few everywhere... my vanity, my bathroom, my nightstand, my makeup pouch, purse pocket, upstairs, downstairs... you get the idea! But really, these things are amazing and since they're plastic, they're perfect for the beach or pool!  Well, the NANO is a smaller version of my tried and loved original invisibobble.  Closing the gap between hair tie and bobby pin, the NANO is an easy to use multi-tasking hair tool.  I love using it to create a loose pony tail on my girls because they always complain that regular hair ties hurt their hair.  It's also great for holding together smaller sections of hair allowing you to create an endless possibility of hair styles.  My girls always make sure that i reach for these and not the 'tug and pull' ones!  They frown upon those!

There you have it!  These are just a few of my favorite 'mommy's Summer essentials'.  I hope you found this post helpful.  Enjoy the Summer season safely with your loved ones.

Thank you so much for reading. Xo, Carla - FMM
*some products are press samples, some are purchased by me.  Review is based on my personal experience with these products.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

IT's Your Customer Favorites TSV

Get excited because it's IT Cosmetics' TSV time!  IT Cosmetics IT's Your Customer Favorites Four Piece Collection gives you the power to look and feel your most beautiful you! This Today's Special Value is scheduled to debut on QVC Saturday, June 25, 2016 at midnight (ET) and will be offered for one day only!  Each day, QVC picks one special item they believe shoppers will love, and offer it at an exceptionally low price from midnight (ET) until 11:59 (PT) that day!

Inside the collection:  Inspired by you, this exclusive four piece collection features two of your most loved products, plus two new game-changers for your beautiful eyes, your beautiful smile, your beautiful you! Best-selling Tightline gets to the root of your lashes for instant definition, while IT Girl favorites CC+ Illumination - super sized for the first time! - delivers full coverage and a radiant, lit from within glow.  Also included is new Je Ne Sais Quoi, a color-infused lip treatment that helps hydrate and revives the look of your lips with a hint of color.  And because you deserve IT, new Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush does the work for you to create the most flawless complexion every time!

Tune in to QVC on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at midnight, 3am, 3pm (2hrs), 6pm and 9pm (2hrs) ET for more details on the IT's Your Customer Favorites!

Personally, i love the products in this TSV.  I've been reaching for the CC+ Illumination quite often recently because as the weather warms up, i love a healthy, dewy complexion.  I mix a little bit of my CC Bronzer to get the perfect sun kissed glow! The new brush makes application seamless!  I am officially obsessed... though it's kind of hard not to be when it comes to IT brushes!   The new Je Ne Sais Quois Lip Treatment will be your new summer bff... trust!  It leaves my lips silky smooth with the perfect flush of color.  So comfortable for those days when i just want a little touch up without all the frills!  Tightline has been a staple in my makeup repertoire for years.  I especially love it for my lower lashes because the brush is so thin that application is a cinch!  BTW the super sized CC+ Illumination is MASSIVE!  You get a TON of product so this alone makes this TSV worth every penny!  Don't miss out!  Head over to QVC now to grab yours!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

GLOSSYBOX June 2016 Edition

Roll out the red carpet because this month's GLOSSYBOX is all about getting your glam on! Inspired by the Tony Awards, this month's GLOSSYBOX is filled with all you need to get you red carpet ready on a living room carpet budget! After all, this box only costs $21!  Wanna take a peek inside?  Keep reading...

Icona Milano Emotion Allowed Mascara is ideal for those momentous occasions where you might shed a tear or two.  OR if you have horrible allergies like me... waterproof mascara is your BFF!

Sinfulcolors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters Satin Collection nail polishes make quite a statement on the red carpet of life!  Show off those colorful digits of yours in style with a few swipes of this beauty!

LA Splash Lip Lacquer High Pigment Collection will have your lips ready for your acceptance speech!  There's nothing more chic than a classic red lip am i right?

TanTowel Half Body Classic wipes are so convenient for an on-the-go tan!  A few swipes of these TanTowels and you'll be a sun kissed Goddess for sure!

Sebastian Professional Whipped Creme will give your hair life and texture!  Simply scrunch it into your hair to give your waves a little pep in their step!

Sebastian Dark Oil is ideal when mixed with a moisturizing conditioner!  Apply and let it sit for 5-10 minutes as a quick hair mask.

Caolion Premium 02 Bubble & Cool Pore Pack Duo brings the best in skincare with a detoxifying duo featuring an oxygen bubble mask to target pores and then a cooling mask to tighten and refine.

My June GLOSSYBOX has inspired me to plan a special night out with the hubs so i can have an excuse to get my glam on!  Now if only my girls would stop getting sick already!  Anywhoooo... loving this month's GLOSSYBOX!  Can't wait to see what next month has in store!  Want to get in on the GLOSSY action? You can simply sign up here!  You'll have a few payment options that can save you a bit of cash.  For instance, if you pay monthly the box will cost you $21 per month.  However, if you opt for the yearly plan, the box will cost you $18.50 per month! You get quite a lot of product for the price!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own.