Monday, August 26, 2013

Jouer Creme Eyeshadow in Cashmere

A Smooth and Creamy Dream!

Jouer Creme Eyeshadow in Cashmere - Shimmering Golden Taupe

Who doesn't love a good taupe creme eyeshadow?  Jouer hit the ball out of the park with this one! The formula is slightly wet, ultra creamy, and easily blendable.  I have never encountered such a wonderful creme shadow.  Wearing this on its own gives a natural defining look to your eye.  If you choose to pair it with your favorite shadows, you'll have an amazing base that makes your other eyeshadows POP!

Due to the super creamy formula, they are very easy to blend out with your finger so no special brush is required.  This is a great product for all of use to have days when we have only 5 minutes to do our makeup.  I experienced no creasing! This is by far the BEST creme eyeshadow I have ever tried.  I highly recommend them and I look forward to trying more colors myself.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Sephora Give Me Lip Kit Holiday 2013

It's that time again!! The Sephora Favorites kits are being released! As soon as I saw this years Give Me Some Lip kit, I had to order it.  I am a sucker for these kits every year because of the value.  I'm a major lip junkie and I could never get through all of these if I purchased the full size version.  Which is exactly why I love these kits with mini sizes.  

This years kit features six wearable pinks from a variety of high end brands. This kit is the perfect place to start if you a building your lip product collection.  Because it's contains all wearable colors, this kit is going to make an amazing birthday or Christmas gift as well.  

L to R: Fresh Sugar Rose Balm, Laura Mercier Gloss in Bare Pink, Buxom Gloss in Dolly, Nars Gloss in Turkish Delight, Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb, Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Luster in Glitzy

L to R: Fresh, Laura Mercier, Buxom, Nars, Bite Beauty, Tarte

I love this kit! It's a must have in my book.  I hope this helped you decide if you want to pick it up for yourself or as a gift.  This is available at Sephora and  


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jouer Matte Moisture Tint Review

This light weight moisturizing tint has a matte finish and amazing coverage.  The coverage is buildable if you need more but it's so light weight you can not tell you've layered the product.

After covering up your skins imperfections, the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint leaves your skin leaving velvety smooth.  It contains SPF 15 that will protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays and it's loaded with rich antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, and E.  This oil free, hypoallergenic, and fragrance free formula is perfect for all skin types.  

My Thoughts:

I am in love with Jouer as a whole! There has yet to be a product I've tried that I didn't fall in love with and I wouldn't waste my time recommending it to you if it wasn't 100% worth it! 

The coverage is light to medium but it's definitely buildable.  It's extremely light weight and super comfortable to wear.  This is perfect for anyone who wants light to medium coverage but HATES the feeling of foundation on their skin.  I have switched out my regular foundation for the Jouer Matt Moisture Tint.  I think this is a dream come true for all of us "Natural Makeup" girls.  Despite loving makeup, I don't want to look "Made Up" every day.  This is the perfect product to help me achieve all day medium coverage while still looking natural.  You can not even tell you have it on your skin.  AMAZING!

It has a whipped mouse like consistency, which is similar to the Tarte Amazonian Clay or Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation texture.  It wore extremely well on my skin for 8 plus hours.  At the 8 hour mark, I still had not noticed that it shifted, became patchy, or oxidized.  

The Verdict:

100% worth it! 

You can purchase the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint at Jouer Cosmetics or at Nordstrom for $38.00 for 1.7oz.  That's more product for your money than other light to medium coverage higher end products.   

You can watch my demo of the application of the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint here:

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I am so looking forward to trying more products from Jouer! If you have any products from their line that you would like to see reviewed, please let me know!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Divine and Wind: Swatches and Review

These Moisturizing Lip Glosses Are Simply Irresistible.  

Top to Bottom: Divine and Wind

L to R: Wind and Divine

It should come as no surprise that I love the neutral colors of these glosses.  Being a neutral girl, who is all about natural makeup, these are right up my alley.  But the formulation and the sheer pigmentation make them a dream for everyone.  

These glosses are extremely moisturizing and leave your lips feeling incredibly hydrated.  They are the perfect gloss to pair with your favorite lipstick (check out some of my favorite Jouer lipsticks here) or to  simply wear alone for a beautiful sheer color.  With ingredients like Vitamin E, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Seed Oil you can't go wrong.  Every time you apply one of these gems you know you are improving the condition and appearance of your lips. 

You can check out Jouer here on their site or at Nordstrom.  

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You Lingerie Double U Nursing Tank: Super Cute Tank For Pregnancy And Beyond

I just adore You! Lingerie! The packing, the colors, and the styles are all hip and modern and perfect for all of us stylish moms and moms-to-be.  

The Double You nursing tank has a double layer look with a built in bra that is perfect for wear during pregnancy and nursing.  I have been wearing this tank around my house at 9 months pregnant and out with a cute pair of casual shorts.  I've even paired it with boy shorts for sleeping.  This tank is so comfortable.  

This tank has adjustable straps that can even be worn cross back and adorable hot pink bow details.   The stretchy cotton fabric and cool blue and hot pink color make this tank perfect for the fashion forward momma.  It's the perfect addition to your pregnancy, postpartum, or nursing wardrobe.

I love my Double You tank and I think you will too!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mineral Hygienics: 100% Natural Mineral Makeup

Mineral Hygienics is a 100% natural mineral makeup.  They offer a full line of foundations including 14 shades from Fairest to Deep. There is truly a shade for everyone.  

The Sheer Foundation is:
Made of 100% Pure Minerals
Contains SPF
Water and Sweat Resistant
Designed for Sensitive Skin

The Mineral Hygienics line also includes under eye, all over, and blemish concealing powders.  They have two Mineral Enhancers which create a sun kissed glow, one is for warm and one is for cool skin tones.  The Mineral Illuminizers will give your skin a radiant glow.  The line has seven blushes, two velvet finishing powders, and vast selection of eyeshadows, brow powders, and lip colors.  

Mineral Hygienics is a full range line of cosmetics made for people with sensitive skin in mind.  They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and have customer service representatives available to help you with any questions you might have.  

I received two foundations in shades Light and Medium, the Cool Kiss Mineral Enhancer, the Silk Translucent powder and a full coverage Kabuki brush in my kit.  The kit and the products are very comparable to the very popular Bare Escentuals products.   This is a great starter kit for young girls starting out with makeup, back to school makeup, or even an everyday look for women with sensitive skin.  If you avoid liquid or cream foundation due to the heavy feeling, this is an amazing alternative to try out.  

I medium foundation was better suited for my skin this time of year, however I did enjoy using the light shade in the areas of my face I wanted to highlight.  The setting powder was silky smooth.  The Cool Kiss provided my skin with a light summer sun kissed glow, however I prefer a traditional matte bronzer.  

You can find this kit and all of the other products I mentioned at the Mineral Hygienics website.  Use coupon code beautymoxie and receive 10% off of your entire purchase.  

I will update with before and after photos!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Jouer Hydrating Lipsticks in Meredith, Lola, and Oliva: Swatches and Review

L to R: Meredith, Lola, Oliva

L to R:  Meredith, Lola, Oliva

I am absolutely in love with these smooth, creamy, and ultra hydrating lipsticks from Jouer Cosmetics. They apply so evenly and with ease.  There is no tugging involved to get this formula on.  Jouer has become a fast favorite of mine.  I am all about natural beauty and these three shades are the perfect options to accentuate your own natural beauty.  I love the my lips but better colors and I have found three new favorites.    

I have gotten an average wear time of about 3 hours, which is normal for me with lipstick.  The formula is so creamy that I enjoy reapplying.  I feel like I'm doing something extra good for my lips every time I do.  Even after the color has worn off, my lips are left feeling conditioned and hydrated.  Who could ask for more from a lipstick? 

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My Boob Design Must Haves Plus Save 10% This Week on Amazing Nursing and Maternity Items

As I am now just 4 weeks away from the delivery of my newest baby boy, I wanted to share some of my favorite items from one of my favorite nursing lines.  Boob Design has an incredible line of nursing bras, tops, and dresses, along with an amazing selection of maternity wear. 

Here are a few of my favorites that I will be rocking as soon as little D gets here.  

Fast Food Nursing Bra

Nursing Singlet

Scoop Neck Nursing Tee

This week only from August 19 through August 25 Boob Design will be offering 10% off of your purchase of all regularly priced items.  I'm stoked and can't wait to hit up the sale and build my nursing wear wardrobe.  

Shop Boob Design and use code: FALL13BOOB-10 at check out to receive your 10% off!  

What items would you like to pick up?

Happy Shopping!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Nine Naturals: Natural Hair and Body Care for Pregnancy and Beyond

Safe Beauty For Mom's-To-Be

100% Natural and Organic

The nourishing shampoo has coconut derived soaps that cleanse your hair, leave it hydrated, and is still gentle enough for everyday use.  It contains Shea butter to restore moisture, jojoba seed oil to improve elasticity, and sunflower oil to improve hair's shine.  

The nourishing conditioner is light weight and is also perfect for every day use.  It contains Broccoli seed oil as a natural replacement for artificial silicone, flax seed oil to leave hair luscious, and sweet almond oil to promote healthy hair growth.

This super rich and thick belly butter is just heaven!  It is pure comfort to stretching, dry, and itchy skin.    It dries very quickly and leaves behind a moisturized yet grease free feeling.  It has some awesome ingredients!  Shea butter works to restore your skins natural suppleness.  Vitamin E is an powerful antioxidant and works to keep skin super moisturized.  Allantoin works to soften your skin and build moisture retention.  

This is the product to start with! It leaves my bump feeling comfortable and moisturized.  The light scent of vanilla and geranium is relaxing and comforting.  It dries super fast so there is no wait time when you are trying to get dressed, which is important since I always seem to be running behind lately. It has reduced the itchiness of my skin, which has been such a blessing that also may aid in stretch mark prevention.

This body wash has become my favorite among the many I have tried.  The natural clean scent of citrus and geranium is refreshing and the ultra rich lather is super moisturizing.  This soothing body wash leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized.  

All Nine Naturals products are 100% natural.  They are free of Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, BPA, Tri-closan, DEA, Petrochemicals, artificial chemicals, dyes, and synthetic fragrances.  

All of these products are amazing! With their amazing natural ingredients they are perfect for use during pregnancy, nursing, and beyond to continue living a more natural lifestyle.  I just feel cleaner, safer, and in a way healthier when I'm using products that are natural.  If you can use a natural product that works better than one that isn't, why wouldn't you choose the one with out all of the artificial ingredients.  

These are products that I have been using and truly love!  If you are pregnant, I highly recommend you getting the belly butter to start with.  If you are just looking for natural products to integrate into your routine, the body wash is a great place to start.  But all of the products are stand outs and you won't be disappointed with one of them.  I know I haven't been!

They also have a gift set of travel sized versions of all of their items.  That would make an amazing gift for any mom - to - be or natural product lover. 

You can find Nine Naturals on their website here  If you sign up for their emails, you will get a coupon for 10% off of your first purchase.  

You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for special promotions or check out their blog for great tips.  

I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks so much for reading!!


Friday, August 16, 2013

My Must Have Pregnancy Body Care Items

I can't believe that I'm already at the end of my pregnancy and able to share with you all of my must have body care products.  I used these items religiously throughout my pregnancy and love them all.  Of course I have my favorites, but these are all amazing products that are safe for all pregnant mommas to use.  

I love using the Burt's Bee's Nourishing Body Oil all over my body and the Mama Mio Tummy Rub on my bump.  Then I use the Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion on the rest of my body.  That is my favorite way to use these products.  I love the Belli Lavender Oil to use at night.  It's the perfect product to help you relax.  

I hope this helps some of you new momma's to be find the perfect body care regimen for you.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.  Remember you can find me here on Facebook and here on Twitter.

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IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain: Je Ne Sais Quoi

A Natural Beauty's Makeup Bag Must Have

I received this lip gloss as part of the IT Cosmetics QVC Kit that they recently featured as a QVC TSV.  The kit is still available and can be found by clicking here.  

This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful lip glosses that I own.  It delivers a slight blushing to your lips and leaves behind a light beautiful stain.  This gloss is super hydrating and contains and anti-aging lip serum.  How awesome is that?! The formula is light weight and has a high shine.  It's also packed with anti-oxidants including Vitamins A, C, and E.  This gloss is paraben free.  

Some awesome ingredients:
Hyaluronic Acid
Plum Oil 
Cherry Oil
Shea Butter
Avocado Oil
Argan Oil
Jojoba Oil

These are not yet available on their own yet but you can be notified via email by clicking here and submitting your email address.  There are four shades that will be available shortly.  I highly recommend that you try these gems out for yourself.  They are a must have in any natural beauty's makeup bag.  This has been my go to gloss for easy everyday summer makeup.  I can't wait to get my hands on the other shades!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Chopper's Kisses Lucky Ties: My Current Must Have Hair Accessory

I could be a little bit obsessed with these adorable little hair ties.  Every since getting them, I haven't left the house without them.  I am constantly pulling my hair up lately.  If it's not the heat, I'm pulling it up to cook or so my babies don't pull on it.  These Lucky Ties from Chopper's Kisses are always on my wrist and have become my absolute favorite hair accessory.  

Yes, you may think that you can get the same thing at Walmart and Target, because Goody does sell similar things.  Lucky Ties come in so many fashionable colors and prints.  They even have sparkly glittery ones and ones with skull charms on them, which are next on my list to pick up.  They have both head bands and  hair ties.  I love that they don't leave those ugly bumps or indentions in your hair.  I can take my hair down and it looks the same as it did when I put it up!

My super cute double cross bracelet from Chopper's Kisses.

Hair Shadow Stick

Chopper's Kisses also sells awesome hair shadow, feather hair extensions, adorable jewelry, and some hair tools.  

These are great for back to school! They look as good on your wrist as they do in your hair!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kushies Swaddling Blanket Review

When I first saw this swaddle it was love at first site.  I loved the modern print and the wrap swaddle design.  The fabric is cool and soft on the outside while being plush an warm on the inside.  Swaddling has always been something I've done with my babies and with the arrival of my newest on getting closer, I had begun to look for simpler swaddling options than your traditional swaddle blankets.  

This swaddle is designed to fit your baby up to 3 months.  Since I'm having a fall baby, I love the soft lining to help keep baby warm and cozy.  

The color is a light blue with a taupe modern graphic pattern with a soft taupe lining.  

I love the Kushies logo!

I was so pleasantly surprised by the quality of this swaddle.  I can't wait to use it on baby in just a few short weeks!  This Kushies swaddle can be purchased on the Kushies website for $29.00.  

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Sorbet

Jouer lip glosses are some of my favorite! It all started with a sample of the color nude that I received in a Nordstrom's gift with purchase.  That tiny little vile was enough to spark an obsession.  

Sorbet is a gorgeous light peachy pink that is perfect for this time of the year.  It can be worn alone or layered over your favorite lipstick.  The formula  is amazing creamy, not at all sticky, and packed Vitamin E, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Seed Oil to be ultra moisturizing.  It wears for about 2-3 hours on me, which is a typical wear time for me and lip glosses.  

If I was only allowed to purchase one lip gloss formula for the rest of my life this would definitely be it.    This is a choice if you are looking to get started with Jouer but don't know where to start.  

Photos taken in natural light.  

Have you tried any Jouer Cosmetics before?  What's your favorite product or what would you like to try?

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Under Cover Mama Nursing Tank Review

The Undercover Mama nursing tank was such an awesome invention in the world of nursing tanks and tops.  This tank lets you turn any shirt into a nursing shirt. It has clips to attach to your bra straps but it doesn't have shirt straps itself.  This tank and clip to any nursing bra that you have and instantly become the perfect nursing tank.  It is a very light weight cotton blend that fits comfortably under other t-shirts.  It works great for layering and provides a nursing mom with the extra comfort and privacy she desires.  

This top retails for $24.99 and is available in 7 permanent colors, black, brown, cream, grey, nude, pink, and white.  Sizes range from XS to XXL so every mommy can find her size.  They are also available in several seasonal limited edition colors as well.

The Undercover Mama nursing tank can be purchased on their website by clicking here.  

This is a great nursing tank for layering or just lounging.  It is definitely going to be something I grab for often, especially as I start to get back in to my regular clothes again.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Coobie Bras: An Affordable Bra For So Many Uses PLUS A GIVEAWAY!

Coobie Bras are one of my favorite things! I wear them for yoga, as a maternity sleep bra, and I have worn them for nursing.  They offer several different styles and so many color options.  If your pregnant or nursing, this is a great investment.  Coobies prove that you don't have to break the bank to have comfortable sleep or nursing bras.  Plus, you can usually find a coupon for them just by a simple google search.  They are such a great bra whether your pregnant, nursing, or not. 

Coobies offer an amazing and supportive fit for sizes 32A to 36D.  However, I was a 36DD while nursing my youngest and wore them comfortably with the same support that I received prior to being pregnant when I was a 34B.  

Today I have 3 Coobies with lace detail to give away to 3 lucky winners! 

Picture courtesy of Coobie.

Good Luck Everyone!!!

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Dapple Travel Dish Liquid: Natural and Baby Safe

Dapple is a company that makes cleaning products that contain 0% toxins with 100% cleaning power.  They have a wide range of products from surface cleaners, to laundry detergent, to dish and bottle cleaning liquid, the product I'm reviewing today.

The Dapple travel size dish and bottle cleaning liquid retails for $1.99 for 3 oz and can be purchased at .  It's the ideal size for traveling, diaper bags, and especially plane trips.  It features an award winning green technology to remove milk residue and baking soda to fight odor.  

This is an all natural product.  Here are the list of ingredients:

Ingredients: Purified water, alkyl polyglucoside (cleaner made from tree oils and glucose), sodium lauroamphoacetate (cleaner derived from tree oils and amino acid), sodium citrate (water softener derived from citric acid), baking soda, tetrasodium iminodisuccinate (natural complexing agent), lavender essential oil, polysorbate 20 (gentle emulsifier and dispersant) and benzisothiazolinone (preservative).

Perfect size. It can fit in the your diaper bag and is TSA approved at 3 oz.  

I have this little guy tucked in my diaper bag to rinse out Declan's milk from his sippy cups.  I love that it is non-toxic just incase of the off chance that some residue is left behind.  I find that it cleans extremely well and has a delightfully relaxing light lavender scent.  This is a must have item for your diaper bag when traveling.  

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Monday, August 05, 2013

VanityMark Brow Pencil Review

VanityMark brow pencil was created by Brett Freedman.  This brow pencil has a creamy consistency and a pencil to powder finish.  It comes in 7 shades so you'll be sure to be able to find your perfect match. 

I found the Milk Choco to be a perfect color match for me.  The pencil was easy to work with and to apply.  Some brow pencils are stiff and can break off while you are using them, that was not the case here.  It's ultra creamy consistency was a dream.  This is a twist up style pencil and doesn't require sharpening.  This product is a breeze to use and would be ideal for people just starting to fill in their brows.  

This pencil can be purchased at for $16.00.   

Milk Choco Swatch in Natural Light

Here I have filled in my brows with the Milk Choco shade.  

Available in a variety of colors:

I would definitely recommend this pencil to all brown pencil users and lovers.  This is a great product at a great price point.  

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