Sunday, November 19, 2017

Naughton Braun Pearl Earrings Giveaway

I’ve written several posts sharing my love for Naughton Braun Pearls. Their pearls are stunning and their designs are interesting. They are such an amazing company to work with, truly a blogger’s dream. They’ve given me a discount code to share with my readers (PM15%Coupon), and now they’re giving away a pair of Rudas Earrings to one of you as well!

Rudas Earrings
Simply pretty dropped pearl earrings topped with a sparkling CZ, and suspended in time from a graceful gold-tone shepherds hook.
*Freshwater drop Pearl earrings
*Gold plate over Sterling Silver shepherds hooks
*Clear CZ setting suspending a 10.5mm high lustre freshwater white pearl

The giveaway will go until 12/7, so there is plenty of time for you to check out their website, make your wish list, and complete tasks. If you have any questions, ask away in comments below!

There is no purchase necessary to enter. The more tasks you complete, the more entries you will receive. US entries only.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Julep Diamond Mystery Box-Win a Pair of Diamond Earrings!

It's time for the diamond Mystery Box from Julep!! Not only do you get a box of Julep goodness valued at $150+ for only $24.99, but one lucky Mystery Box will contain a pair of diamond earrings, too. In the past, this Mystery Box has sold out! Once these are gone, they are gone.

HOT OFFER! Bling It On Mystery Boxes just $24.99 Each

November Mystery Box

Who needs a diamond ring? Let every finger shine bright with this dazzling mystery box. Each Bling it On Mystery Box includes two NEW multi-faceted nail colors + other beauty & nail surprises valued at more than $150.
Plus, one special mystery box includes a pair of 1 carat diamond stud earrings! Will you be the one to find them?

Get your November Mystery Box - $150+ value only $24.99 - while supplies last.

Pretty great deal! Click on any of the links in this email to shop the Diamond Mystery Box! Maybe one of my readers will win!

NOTE: Offer expires on 11/21/2017 at 11:59PM PT, or while supplies last. Every Bling It On Mystery Box will include Maxine (Bombshell) and Reina (It Girl). Other products vary. Purchase of multiple Bling It On Mystery Boxes may result in polish or product overlap. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $150. Taxes vary by location.

The prize winner will be randomly selected from Bling It On Mystery Box orders placed 11/6/2017 through 11/14/2017. Prize (0.60 ctw diamond earrings) will ship separately from Mystery Box order. Winner will be notified via email from the address in the account.

*This post does contain affiliate links.*

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Top Tier Style (psst...great holiday gift ideas)

I am not the kind of person who does my holiday shopping in advance. Believe me, I always mean to start earlier, but I just don’t get it done. Or started, actually. My husband and I are the couple at Target on December 23rd-24th trying to fill in the gaps that are left after we purchase our boy’s large wish list items. What I can do, however, is recommend fantastic gifts for your daughters, friends, girlfriends or wives.

I’ve recently collaborated with Top Tier Style to pick out some really adorable items for the holidays, any of which would be a great gift. Each item was hand picked by me. I’ve gotten compliments, and people have asked me where the items came from and they are high quality. I recommend them without hesitation.

I chose this super cute Vogue T-Shirt because I knew that it would look fantastic with boyfriend jeans, my leather jacket and black boots. It’s super trendy, and easy to style. Seriously a great gift for $23.99! I would recommend sizing up, however, as it does run quite small.

The Luxury Women’s Casual Watch is probably my favorite thing from Top Tier Style. It is so gorgeous, and I get compliments every time I wear it. It is comfortable to wear, keeps great time, and comes in 5 colors. Of course, I chose pink. It is such a steal at $32.99! If you buy one thing this year, either as a gift, or as a gift for yourself-this is it!

Looking for something super cute for your daughter or bestie? These Love Slippers are so comfy and cozy and cushy. Technical descriptions aside, they are all of these and then some. I’ve never been a slipper wearer, but these were so cute, I thought I’d give them a try. I’m so glad, because I love them. They’re like walking on marshmallows, and even my kids have now asked for slippers for Christmas. Top Tier Style has these cuties for $24.99!

I can never ever have enough pink in my life (you can probably tell by the majority of items that I’ve picked out to show you). No, it is not just for little girls in pink tutus, although they are pretty stinking cute. I was so excited to pick out this adorable floating crystal watch from Top Tier Style. If you know a girly girl-you cannot go wrong with this watch. I’ve got it pictured here with some of my other favorite pink items. This watch though! It is Top Tier Style’s Leather Crystal Stone Watch, in the pink/gold combination. I love everything about it, but the pink floating stones around the face make it so special and fun. The crystals around the bezel give it a beautiful twinkle. Don’t like pink? I won’t judge-it comes in 15 different colors! Leather Crystal Stone Watch $43.95 (Sale price)

Thank you so much to Top Tier Style for collaborating with me for this review. To shop with them, you can find them at

The products in this review were provided by Top Tier Style. If you would like to purchase your own use the coupon code BLOG15 for 15% OFF everything on their store! 20% will apply to all boho dresses through the website.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Holiday Sparkle

I’ve decided to design my holiday wardrobe around a statement necklace. Seriously.

While it seems rather early to be thinking about the holidays, Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks. This means getting the house ready for guests (my uncle, my brother and his family will all be coming into town this year) and a fair amount of planning. Thanksgiving is quickly followed by my anniversary, and then Christmas is just around the corner. No, I’m not the kind of person who is itching to decorate for Christmas in early November, but I am always shocked by how quickly the holidays get here. And yes, I do know that Christmas always comes on December 25th.

This year, I vow to be more prepared. I am not going to be rushing around to find something to wear for our first really big Thanksgiving in many years. I’m also not going to listen to my loving husband, who says, “Just throw on anything.”

Here’s how I get to the necklace (you knew I’d get there eventually...)

I have the most incredibly gorgeous necklace, and I’m excited to be able to wear it during the holidays. When jewelers Naughton Braun asked me to review their St. Chapelle necklace, I was thrilled. When I was in college, I visited Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, and I was taken aback by the beauty of the stained glass that lit up the gothic chapel. It’s clear why Naughton Braun named the necklace after the chapel.

The St. Chapelle necklace has a window of stained-glass at its center. St. Chapelle is a Naughton Braun exclusive princess-style pearl necklace that will take your breath away. It features a 12-13mm Edison freshwater pearl drop off a CZ handset pendant with a large emerald green CZ crystal. The 19” chain is silver with 5-6mm white freshwater pearls and set CZs. Even the CZ encrusted clasp is gorgeous. The St. Chapelle necklace comes in sapphire blue, ruby red and emerald green.

Statement necklaces are very trendy this season, but my necklace from Naughton Braun is so much more than that. It comes from a company that I adore, and support with all of my heart. That makes it all the more special to me. It makes me feel gorgeous and a bit sumptuous-seriously! I find myself looking for opportunities to wear this beautiful piece. holiday wardrobe will include as many outfits that go with my beautiful pearl and green jeweled necklace as possible.

I hope that you will shop with Naughton Braun when looking for a treat for yourself, or for a special gift. They have many holiday specials right now, with really affordable prices. You can also use my code to get 15% off: PM15%Coupon.

If you’re looking for additional holiday looks from Naughton Braun, watch their YouTube video: Naughton Braun Holiday LookBook 2016!

You can find Naughton Braun at:
Also on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram at: @naughtonbraun

*Naughton Braun did send me this necklace for review purposes. All opinions, and my love for this company are 100% my own.*

Sunday, October 22, 2017

It Don’t Mean a Thing If You Ain’t Got That Swing

I absolutely love Naughton Braun! How cool is this hematite tassel necklace?

Perfect for today's thoroughly modern woman. A blaze of hematite available in 3 tones with an "oh so flippant" tassel-because..." It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing!", $150 US! AND you can get a discount with code PM15%Coupon 

I love supporting female owned small businesses!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October Julep Mystery Boxes

Julep's Mystery Boxes are a top seller month after month and the Divine Darkness Mystery Box is perfect for the season! Grab this offer right away - once these are gone, they are gone.

HOT OFFER! Divine Darkness Mystery Boxes just $24.99 Each

Divine Darkness Mystery Box

What can you coax out of the shadows? Make the night come alive with this eerily spellbinding mystery box.

The Divine Darkness Mystery Box includes two NEW mystical nail colors; Mira (Bombshell) – Cast Iron Matte Shimmer and Sorenne (It Girl) – White Iridescent Glitter Top Coat plus other beauty & nail surprises.
NOTE: Offer expires on 10/19/17 at 11:59PM PT, or while supplies last. Divine Darkness Mystery Box will include Mira (Bombshell) and Sorenne (It Girl). Other products vary. Purchase of multiple Divine Darkness Mystery Boxes may result in polish or product overlap. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $100. Taxes vary by location.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Makeover Monday

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather lately, and my son said that he knew I’d feel better if I “played” makeup. So, I did exactly that! I tried a few new products that I’ve been wanting to use, and now I’m feeling much better! Perhaps it was getting out of sweatpants and brushing my hair, but I’m going to go with a combo of both!

I’m pretty picky about my foundation in particular, but I’ve heard amazing things about Perfekt Beauty’s Perfekt 10 Skin Perfection Plus. I tried it in Luminous, which I’m happy to say works well with my fair/pink undertone complexion. It is a gel mousse, with a whipped consistency. It has SPF 30, and provides hydration from coconut oil and omega 6. My skin is quite dry, and I hadn’t exfoliated first, so I did notice a bit of flakiness. It wasn’t a lot though, so I’m sure that it won’t be the norm. I’ll keep you posted. If you’re looking for a light-medium coverage that feels like you’re wearing nothing at all-Perfekt’s Skin Perfection Plus is absolutely worth a try.

I received Lipstick Queen’s Blush in Black Lace Rabbit in my September Popsugar Must Have Box. I’ve liked the couple of their lipsticks that I’ve tried, so I was excited to try something new. I immediately loved this gorgeous color changing cream blush. I’m an independent makeup artist for Maskcara Beauty, and the majority of our products are a cream consistency. Don’t let the black color scare you! It is completely black in the package, but then alters when applied to your skin. The result is a plummy, just eaten popsicle wash. I don’t exaggerate-it’s really gorgeous. Now I want to try more Lipstick Queen products!

I’ve been an independent artist Maskcara Beauty for the last few months. If you haven’t heard of them yet-you will! It’s SO good, so give me a call or send an email if you have any questions. I usually wear their entire IIID foundation, but they really like us to get out there and use other products in addition to theirs. I think that’s pretty fantastic, and it gives the company a bit more credibility to me. Founder Cara Killpack is not just out there to make a dollar, but to help us be our most confident selves. Ok, enough about that! I used Maskcara Beauty’s Contour in Stone. It’s not my usual color, but it blended well and gave me some definition (always a good thing). I’ll be using this for a while to see if I like it as well as my usual color. I was very light handed, so know that if you love a more heavily contoured look-this is also an amazing line.

I love eyeshadow palettes. I mean, come on! They’re so pretty, especially when they’re new. I recently came across MAC’s Prissy Princess Palette. The colors are pretty neutral, but I had to buy it because of the name. As the youngest of three kids, I remember the torturous road trips in my parents’ station wagon. One thing that I giggle about now is my brother calling me Miss Priss. I can still recall my wail from the back of the car, “Mom! Rob called me Miss Priss. I am not Miss Priss.” And so on. Of course I had to buy the palette! The colors that I used were Colour Me Spoiled, Sweet Tart and Eternal Optimist). I also used a bit of Maskcara Beauty’s Eyeshadow Single in Finn. I was very light handed, but the colors made a gorgeous combination.

If you’re a makeup person, you’ve likely heard of MAC’s new Rollerwheel Liquid Liners. Even though I’ve worked as a makeup artist for huge named companies, and for many years, I’ve never been one who loves liquid liners. The Rollerwheel Liner is like a teeny pizza wheel, and it is so easy to apply! I think I’m going to be a liquid liner lover now! I used Rollerwheel Brown on my top lash line.

I was so excited to try a few of these new products, but really, I’ve been so excited to try false eyelashes. How I’ve made it to 45 years old, a makeup artist and makeup addict without trying them is beyond me. My lashes have always been long, but I’m currently not loving any mascara out there, and I wanted some vavoom! Shop Lux Lashes sent me a couple pair of lashes to try. It took me a while to be comfortable putting them on, but I think I finally got it! I had to trim a tiny bit off the length to fit my lash line, but once I did, they were pretty easy to apply with the glue they provided. I tried lash style A20, which is a natural lash look made from mink. Even though they are a natural look, I felt like a beauty queen. I’m such a dork. But they’re so pretty!! Shop Lux Lashes sells mink and silk lashes, dramatic, natural and with a clear band. They also have super cute accessories and a monthly subscription box.

I’m so completely old school about many things, and one of them is that unless I’m putting on a quick gloss or stain for color, I’ll almost always wear a lip liner. My current favorite liners are Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat liners. They wear well, and you can easily even out your lips or give yourself a little extra 😉 if you prefer. I wear Pillow Talk quite a bit. It’s a gorgeous beigy-pink, and goes with everything. I’ve only got a color or two, but I seriously lust after all of them!

Lipstick, oh how I love thee. I have so many, it’s actually kind of a joke. In October, I’m going to wear a different color every single day, and start to weed out colors that I don’t love. Most of them are brand new. I have a problem. I decided to wear Perfekt Beauty’s Lip Perfekt Hydrating Lip Balm in Hint of Tint. It gives just a bit of color (true to its name), and is a great choice for every day. Keep it in your pocketbook for moisturizing, sheer color that helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and dry lips.

Finally, I topped my lips with ColourPop Crystal Lip Balm in Amethyst. ColourPop is such an amazing line. I think their most expensive product is $8! Everything I’ve tried is such high quality, and they have so many fun colors. Their crystal products are new. They have four different “crystal” lines, and each one has a primer, a setting spray and a lip balm. The Amethyst makes a gorgeous shimmery lipstick topper.

Ok, I know this is a lot of work for a sitting around the house look, but to me its fun and it gives me a lift. I love makeup, so I’ll often try out different products and different looks. On occasion, companies send me products to try. In this case, I’d like to give a huge thank you to Perfekt Beauty and Shop Lux Lashes for sending me amazing products to try.

If you'd like to read more about any of these companies, you can click on any of the links in this post. Popsugar Must Have Box and Shop Lux Lashes are affiliate links, and I would appreciate that if you're interested in either if you would please use my links.

*Except for the products by Perfekt Beauty and Shop Lux Lashes, all of the products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are 100% my own.*