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Glam or Slam? HASK Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Collection & Canvas Bag!

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This product was sent to me for review, but all opinions are my own. 
Hi there!

Not too long ago I reviewed the Hask Superfruit Healthy Hair Collection & Brush set, and I really liked it!  This time, I'm trying out Hask's Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Collection.  
Chia seeds are super popular now in the health food world.  People are adding them to everything! I'll be honest. I've never tried them. I'm not that healthy LOL! But these seeds are supposed to contain all sorts of things that are good for your body, like Omega 3, protein and calcium.  But...

I'll be honest - I did not like this set. The shampoo was fine.  The conditioner did not work at all for my hair type.  

I'll tell you why in this video.  Have a look!  
The video is short, but it says it all.

This set gets a SLAM from me. 

Have you tried it?  Let me know what you think!  

Until next time,

xoxo


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Yawning in Yellow

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Hi there!

Lately I haven’t been sleeping much. I’m usually on 5-6 hours of sleep the last few months. And let’s not forget wake-ups. I sleep with a toddler most nights and you know how that goes - tossing and turning, kicking me in the face, stealing my blanket and eventually I end up at the very edge of the bed.  

I’ll be honest - I wouldn’t change it. Now that #3 is 2 years old, I try to hold on to every little thing. All the things I found annoying with my first two kids, I don’t really mind with him. I’ve said it before - since he’s my last, I’m not going to get these things again. So, fine, kick me in the face. I’ll gladly take it.

But today I was feeling extra, extra tired. I’m up at 6:30 every day to get my oldest ready for school, but usually the other two will sleep for a bit longer so I can climb back into bed and rest for a bit longer. But the last 2 days, #2 and #3 were up with me and full of energy. Me, with my 1am bedtime - not so much.

So to energize myself, I decided to wear something a little extra fun. For me, clothes and makeup are where I find energy. Coffee does nothing for me! 
I reached WAAAAAAAY back into my closet and pulled this this neon yellow sweater from Gap. It was just the thing to bring out a little energy. I paired it with a collared shirt from Forever 21, because a cable knit sweater over a button-down is pretty classic. But I thought the bright color and the little black necktie gave this a little something extra.  

     
My hair was a mess. I’m getting it done tomorrow! So I tossed in 3 clip-in extensions and pulled it into a bun. I LOVE extensions for extra volume! 
I’m still SO FREAKING TIRED! And my husband is out for the night. Ugh. But at least I look decent. People seem to think I have a ton of energy in general. But I’ve gotten pretty good at faking it.

Until next time!


xoxo

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The Makeup Show Blogger Bag!

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Hi there!
In my last post and video I shared all the products I purchased at The Makeup Show. Now, I want to share all the products The Makeup Show and The Powder Group GAVE to us at the Blogger preview. And MAN! Did they go all out!  This gift bag is seriously generous and I'm so excited to have received it! Below the video are links to the products that you can purchase. So Treat Yo'Self LOL! These products are awesome!
Senna Cosmetics
Moisture Drop Gel Primer

MAC Cosmetics
Broke Candy Bronzer is no longer avaialble

T3 Hair Styling Tools
AntiGravity 3" Barrel Brush

GrandeLash-MD
Hydrating Lip Plumper

Temptu
Metallic Glitter Set in Gold

Kat Von D Beauty
Lock-It Setting Powder Brush #20

Lock-It Setting Powder in Translucent

Ardell Lashes
Lash Trios

Crown Brush
Volumizing Mascara

Bdellium Tools
Matte Lipstick in Wait A Minute

Kevyn Aucoin
Expert Mascara in Bloodroots

NYX Cosmetics
SFX Creme Colour (out of stock)

Cozzette Beauty
Mini Definer

TwinMedix
Travel Kit

Makeup Forever
Pro light Fusion Undetectable Luminzer

Mehron
Metallic Powder in Lavender

Anastasia Beverly Hills
Sun-Dipped Glow Kit

Happy Shopping!!! LOL! 

Until next time!

xoxo





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Christmas Caroling in LuLaRoe Elegance from my Tracey Baker and The Hippie Chicks

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Hi there!

Unless you're new to my blog, then you know that I am a HUGE LuLaRoe lover! I wear something LuLaRoe at least once a week - if not more. And, no joke, I have like 8 pieces from the Elegance Collection and I am still on the lookout for more! 

One of the pieces I have is a size Large Black Sparkle Carly that was gifted to me by LuLaRoe Tracey Baker and I was SO EXCITED to wear it!!!
My friends Joelle and Adrienne helped me organize a Christmas Caroling gig at a cocktail lounge called Ward Eight. It was SO FUN to finally sing again!  It'd been YEARS since I sang out anywhere and I'd really missed it.  And what is better for a performance than SPARKLES!?!??!!  Basically nothing. You saw Mariah on NYE right??? hehe :) 
I LOVED seeing Carly belted with a petticoat, so I ordered 2 for the performance - black and white.

My plan had been to wear the black petticoat and my red belt.  Only, the night before the performance when I was getting everything ready I couldn't find my red belt!!! So instead, I opted for a black skinny belt and a red scarf.  I felt I needed some red since it was a Christmas show and all.  
I still haven't found my red belt.  But I did want to see what this Carly would look like with the white petticoat.  So I just wore it again!  And, to be honest.  I'll wear it again and again.  I LOVE it!
The show went great and my dress was PERFECT and I was so happy with every aspect of the night. Even the freaking snow storm that started 2 hours before the show didn't mess up my mood.  We had a great time and put on, what I think, was a great show.  HUGE THANK YOU to Joelle and Adrienne for all the work they did!  Hopefully we'll have another show soon!  

And another HUGE THANK YOU to Tracey for this beautiful dress!  Make sure you join her groups!!! She has two:

LuLaRoe Tracey Baker

and she has partnered with a teammate to offer buyers even more inventory to choose from! Follow them at:

Shopping With The Hippie Chicks

Also, don't forget to follow her on IG - @LuLaRoeTraceyBaker

Feel free to share your LuLaRoe Elegant Looks with me!!! I LOVE to see how people 'Roe!

Until next time,

xoxo



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Was I Fat Shamed???

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Hi there,

This actually happened a few months ago but I forgot about it. I was straightening up my bathroom and found this card:


And it reminded me about what I wanted to say about this.

So here's what happened.

I was out shopping - KID FREE so thoroughly enjoying myself. I walked into Torrid, a store for women size 10 and up. I'd just walked into the store and stopped right by the first rack of t-shirts because I needed to respond to a text. I felt a tap on my shoulder and there was the lady who gave me this card. She told me that if I, or anyone else I knew, wanted to get healthy to give her a call.  

It didn't register at first. I took the card, smiled and said thank you. But as she walked away, it registered. She gave me this card because she thought I needed to lose weight. I felt targeted. Like, did she really FOLLOW me into a plus size store to tell me she could help me get skinny??? The more I thought about, the more angry I got. I even Snapchatted how bogus it was.

Maybe I was over-reacting, but I don't think so. I think what she did was seriously rude and could be extremely damaging to some people. And I don't think she would ever think about it that way because she was just out to sell her products.

You know what else?  There's this growing trend of people sending friend requests on Facebook to people just to expand their contacts for their direct-sales business. Please don't think I'm not aware of what you are doing. If we haven't spoken in 19 years (or even ever!) but you all of a sudden want to be "friends," I know why.  And, several of these requests have been from people who sell weight-loss brands. And I don't doubt that these people have sent me requests because I look like I could stand to lose a few. I could. I've gained a lot of weight over the last year.  I'm fully aware, thanks.

So, I just want to say this:

Don't.

Don't "target" people. Don't send friend requests to overweight, distantly-connected people. Don't send direct messages to people you barely know telling them you have a great product that could help them. Don't go into plus size Facebook groups advertising your weight-loss products. It's just plain not nice.

People like me who are overweight are VERY AWARE OF THEIR SIZE. They don't need relatively thin people pointing it out and offering to help with your miracle products. FYI - they don't work and they taste bad, so stop lying to us LOL.

I'm OBVIOUSLY very secure with myself. I'm a solid size 16 and I'm good with it, otherwise I'd be making a change. I'm not ready. When I am, I will. But what if I wasn't so confident in myself? What if my self-esteem was seriously lacking? What if it had taken all my courage to walk into that store to buy something nice for myself? What if I had just lost a ton of weight and was going in there to celebrate myself? Only to have someone follow me in to indirectly tell me I'm fat. NOT COOL.  

So just think about what you're doing. Make sure you're not targeting people. Make sure you're not hurting someone's feelings. That's all.

Until next time,

xoxo


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Swissôtel Santa Suite - And Extra Fun Way To See Santa

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Hi all! 
2 weeks ago my family and I were invited to preview the Santa Suite at Swissôtel in downtown Chicago!  I wanted to go to this last year, but couldn't make it. I'm also pretty sure that last year it was a pay-event. But this year you ALL should go because it's FREE!!!

You can hang out in Santa's Suite - the Presidential Suite - at Swissôtel and have snacks and a guided tour of his digs while you wait to meet with Santa and Mrs. Clause!
Such a beautiful table setting!
Santa's Bedroom
Kids can write their own letter to Santa and drop them in his mailbox.
Santa has reserved the hotel’s 41st floor Presidential Suite for only one more weekend before he has to head back to the North Pole - Saturday December 17th. He'll be there from 1-4PM to meet with kiddos and pose for photos.
My kids were heaven in the suite!
My kids kept trying to eat the cupcakes laying all over the suite!
So many pretty decorations all over the suite!
Guests who post or tweet a photo of their Santa Suite visit using the hashtag #SwissSantaSuite will automatically be entered to win a number of prizes, including a one-night stay at Swissôtel Chicago.
Drinks for the grown ups!!!
Are you having a last minute holiday party??? The Santa Suite is also available for private group tours and holiday receptions for up to 100 people. 

Contact Swissôtel directly at (312)268-8235 if you have any additional questions.  I hope some of you can make it to visit Santa!!!



Until next time,

xoxo



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