Monday, December 28, 2015

The Perfect Duo for My Khaki Eyes

Didn't get what you wanted for the holidays? I've found several items that are gorgeous, and you can buy them yourself!

First of all, I love Beautylish. They are online, and they have new and hard to find items. I have a huge wish list with them!

I found the perfect duo for my khaki eyes. I already live Charlotte Tilbury, but I bought the eyeshadow Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotize in The Huntress for $39!

My eyes are greenish, brownish, yellowish. Officially they are hazel. I've noticed that as I get older, my eyes don't sparkle as much or stand out. 

The Huntress is perfect. The color is gorgeous, the shadow and liner apply creamy and smooth. They are so beautiful, and I didn't add any other colors, except for a tiny bit of highlighter under my brows. I highly recommend this product. It also makes a beautiful smoky eye. It's stunning!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Gift Idea #3

My third holiday gift idea...Lip Balm of the Month Subscription (6 months) from Molly Rose Balms.

So, yup--we're down to the wire here! If you're like me, you dread stepping into the mall right now. Too crowded! What better to give as a gift than a unique subscription box? You can purchase online, print up a card with the info, put it under the tree, and voila! It's a perfectly acceptable last minute gift, and the actual gift keeps coming for months!

SIX MONTHS of deliciously moisturizing Mary Rose lip balm mini jars for just $8!!!! Below is the list of flavors for the coming months (subject to change):

January - Mint Truffle
February - Roses & Chocolate
March - Irish Coffee
April - Cherry Blossom
May - Mexican Hot Chocolate
June - S'mores
July - Red, White, & Blueberry
August - Tropicolada
September - Apple Cinnamon
October - Candy Corn
November - Cranberry Relish
December - Figgy Pudding


100% Vegan, AND the pots, too! This lip balm really moisturizes very well!

The shipping cost is a bit high, because Molly sends you 6 individual packages, not just one. Packages will be mailed around the 25th of each month, unless you order later. Order by 11:59 pm on the 15th to receive that month's flavor.

Please visit MollyRoseBalms.com for her blog, brand new products, updates, and more!

FREE MINI JAR with purchases of $15 or more! Mini jar will be chosen at random.

A super cool and unexpected gift!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Idea #2

Here's my second holiday gift idea for 2015...Miansai's Screw Cuff Ring.


The Screw Cuff Ring comes in silver, yellow gold and rose gold, and in brushed and polished finishes. Personally, I prefer sterling silver. The sterling silver ring with a polished finish is $150 at www.miansai.com.

I came across this ring several months ago, and liked it so much, I mentioned it to my husband. He paid attention, and I was surprised months later, when he gave it to me for our anniversary! It's very simple, but unique. Every time I wear it, I get compliments on it. We all love that, right?

Miansai also has a bracelet and a pendant in this series.

The holidays are here, and I've been terrible about posting regularly. The days have gotten away from me, but this would be an awesome NYE ring for yourself or someone else!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Idea #1

Here's my first holiday gift item for 2015...The Elephant Wishing Bracelet from Stella & Dot.

I've loved cord bracelets for years. For me, they're just more comfortable than a bangle. Honestly, the first one that I fell in love with was the Baby Love Bracelet by Cartier. This Wishing Bracelet is obviously easier to come by, and extremely affordable at just $19.

As a preppy girl, I'm obsessed with pink, and I'm also loving elephants. I ordered this from my friend Tiffany Russell at Stella & Dot on Black Friday, and it's adorable. The sliding knot closure fits sizes XS-XL with a hot pink cord. The elephant and chain are a shiny gold plate.

Elephants are said to be a good luck charm, and isn't that something that we could all use a bit of going into the New Year? Buy it for a daughter, a sister, best friend or a little treat for yourself.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Katherine Gives Back

If you're anything like me, you still have major holiday shopping to do. I work for Katherine Cosmetics, a company that is very philanthropically involved. 

20% of my sales through the 13th will go to Blair in Kenya. Blair in Kenya is a program that was started by a friend. He and other faculty take students to Kenya several times a year, where they have built schools, provided food and a top notch education for its students. It is very dear to my heart. To learn more about the program, please go to www.blairinkenya.com.

Please let me know if you have any questions-this is a special week for Katherine Cosmetics. You can find us at www.katherinecosmetics.com.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

My #DreamVoxBox for the #MakeupObsessed

One of the items on my ballot for @influenster #dreamvoxbox for the #makeupobsessed #contest. Must be under $100 (my total $99). 

Please vote at https://www.influenster.com/awards/makeup-2015/ballot/32942


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Have You Tried Influenster Yet??

Have you tried Influenster yet? It's a fun company that sends you boxes to review (on Facebook, Twitter, their site, etc) based on your interests.
I get "VoxBoxes" every couple of months with products for the kids, the house, cosmetics, snacks and more.
Sign up here-it's so fun! This is the last box they sent me to review.

www.influenster.com/r/394500


Friday, November 13, 2015

The Pearl Girls Giveaway!

I've blogged about The Pearl Girls before. I love them, and their pearls are gorgeous. 

I think that it is so interesting that they do more than just sell their jewelry. They offer classes, and trips to different parts of the globe to find pearls to bring back to Georgia.

I've lived in so many places, but I think I was meant to be a Southern girl. The Pearl Girls have a preppy little shop in Georgia. It's small and quaint, and they offer personal, charming service to their customers.

If you've read my blog for a while, you know that we had a disastrous move about a year and a half ago. We lost many of our belongings, but they are just things, and our family has planted firmly in Iowa, where Mark and I grew up. The boys love it here, and that is what is important. 

Anyhow, one of the things that was lost in our move was my strand of black pearls. The Pearl Girls are giving one away, and of course I've entered! I love giveaways, and I love supporting small businesses with a personal touch. I want you all to enter, too! Enter the giveaway using my link below, and if you refer other entrants afterwards, you could win a pair of black pearl earrings! Enter here, and be sure to let me know if you win!!



Friday, September 25, 2015

Ashley Brooke Designs Fall 2015 Giveaway!

Ashley Brooke Designs is having a Fall Favorites Giveaway, and it's SO preppy!!!

Here are all the details you need to know…
  1. The Day Designer. I use this planner every single day, and I love it! I promise you will too!
  2. Our favorite “Going Places” travel mug, because you need something cute to put that PSL in. 
  3. Our fancy-shmancy floral coffee mug; this is my favorite!
  4. A suuuuuper pretty Blair Ritchey leather PAK mini. I did not want to give this one away!
  5. Mini Emergency Kit from Pinch Provisions, because if you are anything like me, this EXTREMELY useful!
  6. Rose gold ear buds from Happy Plugs. That’s right… I said Rose Gold!
  7. Smarties!!!!!!!! Just because. 
  8. Leather tassels from Dolce Ave, because if there is one thing I like, it’s a tassel!
  9. TWO sets of earrings from Kendra Scott. I can’t believe I am giving both of these to you–I’m going to need extra bonus points for this. 
  10. Baublerella favorites: a Bling Brush and a Glitzy Glove so you can shine bright like a diamond all Fall long!
  11. My favorite lipsticks from Julep. I LOVE JULEP LIPSTICK. Like pink-puffy-heart love them. 
  12. Colorescience powdered Sunscreen, because can wrinkles happen during the Fall too., and that’s not okay. 
  13. The cutest pencils ever from Amanda Catherine Designs.
  14. Our All The Things notebook because it’s the best notebook ever!
  15. Just look at this pretty necklace from Empire State Finery. You are welcome. 
  16. Nifty Veronica Deore eyeglass chain for all that reading you will be doing this Fall!
  17. NAIL POLISH!!! I love me some polish, especially from Julep. The. best.
  18. Jolly Time Pop Corn, because my love affair with them is real.
  19. Solemates goodies to protect your shoes and keep your toes sweet!
  20. Your Beautiful Heart by Lauren Kennedy. I love her. 
  21. Malvi gourmet marshmallows… so. good.
For more information on the ABD Giveaway and to enter, go to www.ashleybrookedesigns.com.

Enter by September 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wedding Makeup

I adore Katherine Cosmetics, which I'm sure you're all aware of! I know I'm not the only one, because it's AMAZING!!

fun article about Katherine Cosmetics, written by Brit Maack

WEDDING MAKEUP & KATHERINE COSMETICS

What is more fun than champagne, makeup & wedding talk?!

Well, my fiancé would say golf, but he has no idea what he’s talking about…

I would say pretty much, NOTHING!

I had the privilege of meeting the wonderful Annie, creator of Katherine Cosmetics. Her makeup has become a staple in my everyday morning routine.



Thanks for the post Annie, Katherine Cosmetics is wonderful and makes me feel pretty, even super early in the morning, and that is impressive!  :)

Check out Katherine Cosmetics Website & Give Her Some Insta Love, @katherinecosmetics

And...if you make a purchase, please choose me, Andrea Fleming (AKA Preppy Mom) as your stylist! I'll love you forever!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Popstar Peppermint Energy Paste Posh Splurge!

Popstar Peppermint Energy Paste Splurge of the Month $20! 
#HH5104


Feel like a celebrity and steal the spotlight with Pop Star Body Mask! Energize and awaken your skin with an essential oil blast of peppermint and safflower. Apply to temples, back of neck, shoulders, and tops of arms to rejuvenate, refresh, and restore tired skin. Allow it to dry, then rinse thoroughly and follow with your favorite moisturizer. It’s the precursor to your hand-on-hip pose.

Shop now, quantities are limited! www.perfectlyposh.com/preppyposh

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Perfectly Posh Summer Set

It’s everything you need to get glowing! Our fabulous Summer Set bundle comes with a Seas the Day Chunk, Healer in a Tin, Brazilian Bombshell Skindelicious, and The “It” Girl BFYHC, all in this exclusive Posh pink beach bag!

Just $55 while supplies last at www.perfectlyposh.com/preppyposh




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Beauty That Gives Back

I just discovered BeautyKind, an online retailer that lets you give back to your favorite charity when you buy the beauty products you love.

I'm supporting JDRF International

Sign up with this link and get $25 off your first purchase!

https://beautykind.us/signup?fc_at=4&fc_ut=G19vFjRNmF7RBxa0rni87VTJOv4


Monday, May 4, 2015

Katherine Cosmetics Giveaway and a Special Opportunity

Congrats to Ali K.-she won the Katherine Lillie's Flora Collection!

So-I'm sure none of you will be surprised to know that when I find a new company or product that I like, I actually LOVE it. It's probably because I have worked in cosmetics on and off since my 20s, and I'm really picky.

I was introduced to Katherine Cosmetics by a friend from high school. I looked into the company, and immediately knew it was for me. I loved it so much, that I decided to work for them. Once I became a Katherine Girl, I learned even more about what makes it an amazing company. Katherine Cosmetics is sold exclusively through trunk shows (although there are a few high end stores that are starting to carry the line). The line is simple and fresh, and the founder, Katherine "Annie" Finch is lovely. They are so good to their makeup stylists, that at times I'm brought to tears. Seriously-they're that awesome!

One of the things I love about Katherine Cosmetics, is that they support women and young women to be role models. They sponsor two young athletes, Maiya Tanaka, a young Professional Golfer, and Lillie Keenan, an International Equestrian Show Jumping Champion. Both young women represent Katherine Cosmetics, and the K-Sport Collection, which fits the needs of athletes and those of us on the go.

Lillie's Flora is a special collection inspired by Lillie Keenan and her needs as an International Show Jumping Champion.  She chose the colors for a little sparkle, a little shine, and a lot of style and protection! And, I'm sure you guessed it...I'm giving away the Lillie's Flora Collection to one of my readers! It's so natural and pretty, and it has sun protection, which we all need! 


That's not all though! The winner of the giveaway will also have the opportunity to host an online trunk show for their friends. Katherine Cosmetics has so many beautiful products, including lipsticks that give to a variety of charities. Your friends are sure to find so many things that they love! As the hostess of the party, the giveaway winner will receive a 5-piece collection of their choice once the party reaches $500! The 5-Piece Collection is $121, which is a great value, but also an amazing incentive!


I love sharing Katherine Cosmetics with my friends, and I can't wait for my readers to experience this incredible line! If you decide to make a purchase through Katherine Cosmetics, I would very much appreciate you choosing me (Andrea Fleming) as your stylist. As a bonus, our liners are an Allure favorite, so you can get 20% off liners and mascara for a limited time using code ALLURE20.

So...enter through Rafflecopter!

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Pearl Girls Review and Giveaway!

***Congratulations, Elizabeth L.-you won the bracelet! It will be shipping from The Pearl Girls soon.***

I became acquainted with The Pearl Girls about a year ago, when I purchased their Duchess Pearl Earrings (see my review from 12/14). They are based out of Athens, GA, and they are beyond fabulous. They just moved to a new location, and trust me--they are a beautiful combination of Trendy and Classic, with just the right amount of Southern Charm mixed in. The owner, India Rows is so personable, that I seriously want her to be my bestie. Instead, I try to support their thriving company in any way possible, and to introduce my friends to their beautiful designs.


The Pearl Girls have recently come out with a line of pearl jewelry with a little bit of leather sass. I purchased one, and it goes with everything! Their leather and pearl designs come in both a natural leather, and a darker chocolate.

The Pearl Girls has donated a Leather and Oval Pearl Bracelet for a Preppy Mom Giveaway! I'm so excited!


You can find more gorgeous pearl jewelry at www.thepearlgirls.com. Their prices are very reasonable, and I'm sure you'll find several pieces for your wish list!
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring is Here!

Spring is here!!! Time to refresh your makeup!

Katherine Cosmetics KSport...broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection, SPF 20, Aloe Extract, Vitamin E and Beeswax! Perfect for the active woman who wants to look healthy and relaxed while enjoying life!!


I would very much appreciate it if you place an order, if you would please choose me as your stylist (Andrea Fleming). You can also get free shipping using code ShipKatherine.



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bolder Band Giveaway and Discount Code

***The Bolder Band giveaway ends tonight! Don't forget to enter! ***


In December, I reviewed Bolder BandsI'm slightly obsessed with Bolder Bands-shocker, I know. I'm growing out an unfortunate pixie. I'll never learn. SO, I'm all about the headband these days! 

Bolder Bands are such great headbands for yoga, Pilates, barre, running, walking, you name it. The idea isn't new, but Bolder Bands are different because they stay up! Oh, and they're super cute. They come in so many fabrics and patterns.

Bolder Bands was so nice to send me two headbands to give away to my readers! So, two of you will each get one! They also are offering 10% off for all of my readers, using code PREPPYMOM10. I'm so excited!

Blanc Lacy

Neon Peaks

You can see all their different patterns at www.bbolder.com



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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Reese's Spreads Review

I'm always happy when I am chosen to write a review for Influenster. They usually send products that I haven't tried, and the tasks are fun.

Several weeks ago, I was sent a jar of Reese's Spreads to try. I'm already a huge fan of Nutella, which reminds me of breakfasts in Paris. Reese's Spreads is similar, but with peanut butter instead of hazelnuts. It's delicious, as if there would be a doubt.


No one would ever confuse me with an excellent cook, baker, homemaker...you get the point. I was determined to make some delicious treats with the Reese's Spreads though!

First of all, the spread is amazing on slices of apple, strawberries, pretzels, and of course on crusty French bread. I did try to be a little more creative though!


I do know how to make crepes, although it took me a while to get the hang of it again. I admit, my husband is much better at making crepes (and pretty much all foods) look pretty. We did make crepes with Reese's Spreads, bananas, strawberries and powdered sugar. Amazing!


I found another recipe that I'm anxious to try, and it's pretty easy. Mark loves Reese's, and I know he'll love this smoothie. I found the recipe on Your Modern Family.


So, maybe this will be my chance to start cooking. I'll keep you posted! 

In the meantime, we love Reese's Spreads, and I'm thankful that Influenster sent me a jar to try!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Get the Heebie Jeebies

Trust me-your feet need this! Spring is coming, believe it or not! Don't be caught with a mediocre pedicure-try Heebie Jeebie. It exfoliates layers deep, and only needs to be done every 6-8 weeks.


Pick it, and any other necessities up at www.perfectlyposh.com/preppyposh. I'll send everyone who makes a purchase a free gift, too!

The Best Valentine's Day Gift!

They're here! So, Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. I've always loved it💖

I wanted to share with you an amazing Valentine's Day special from Katherine Cosmetics. The lipsticks are gorgeous. Plus FAST shipping and they wrap beautifully!



If you do purchase (a great gift for your mom or bestie...or yourself), please choose me as your stylist (Andrea Fleming).

The full box of chocolates is all 11 of our lipsticks for $150 (a $286 value), and the mini box is our 5 best sellers for $75 (normally $130).


Aren't they pretty?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pure Body Naturals' Argan Oil Review


Like most product obsessed women, I love Argan Oil. Why? Because it's the best multitasking oil that I have used in ages.

I was sent a bottle of Pure Body Naturals' Pure Argan Oil to use and review. I had been using Argan Oil for a while, so I was happy to try this particular product, because it has only one ingredient-Argan Oil! It is pure USDA & ECO Certified Organic Moroccan Argan Oil. There are no additives or fillers whatsoever, which isn't that common in beauty products.

I have extremely dry skin-year round, so I love Argan Oil. I use a few drops on my face before I put on my moisturizer. It leaves my face soft, and not oily at all. I also use it on my body after I take a shower to seal in moisture. It sinks in quickly, and I can get dressed quickly. I have eczema, and this Argan Oil keeps my skin soft, without making me itchy.

Most people are familiar with Argan Oil to help keep your hair soft. This particular oil works wonders on my hair, and I won't go without it! I just colored my hair, and this helps keep my hair from looking and feeling damaged. I put a couple of drops on my hair before I blow it dry, and another if I see any frizzies after I use my straightening iron.

This is a great product, and I really do recommend it. There are many choices out there, and I can honestly say that Pure Body Naturals makes a great product. I love that it is pure, and that the price is great for a huge bottle. You can purchase it at http://www.amazon.com/best-organic-argan-hair-nailsg/dp/b00or0ue00 or http://www.purebodynaturals.com.