I know Spring break already happened for you southern folk! But us here in the Northeast, we have to wait all the way until Easter for a glorious week-long break! We may be headed to Vegas for our week of relaxation, but I know many of you are headed to see Mickey as we did for February break & might be in need of some Disney Nail inspiration!
My Disney Inspired Nails were such a hit everywhere I went in Florida, I decided to share the fabulousness here. I’m not usually a nail design type of gal. I’m all about the stiletto blacks and nudes, but when I hit up Disney, I always try to spice things up with a themed nail. Our last trip I dedicated my nails to Minnie Mouse since my daughter and I were dressed as Minnie while we roamed magic Kingdom!
Are you headed anywhere for Spring Break?
Ahhhhh ‘tis the season of all things heart shaped!!! I’ve been on a roll lately with the heart shaped content!!! Lavender Scented Heart Bath Bombs, now Lavender Scented Heart Soaps!!!! I just love this time of year!! So girly!!! So fabulous!! So fun!!!!
Making homemade soaps and bath bombs has been a favorite past time this winter!!! My daughter has a bath bomb and colorful soap obsession and making our own has been a great mommy/daughter bonding time activity. So fun and so easy to make!!!
• ¼ lb melt and pour soap base
• 1 drop lavender liquid soap dye
• 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• Small glass bowl
• Wooden craft stick
• Small silicone heart mold
Step 1. Put soap base in glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir very well. If not completely melted, put on for another 10 seconds.
Step 2. Stir liquid soap dye and essential oil into the bowl.
Step 3. Spoon mixture into the silicone mold.
Step 4. Let set for about 30 minutes and remove from mold.
Who isn’t totally obsessed with bath bombs?!?! My daughter and I just can’t get enough of them! With our closest Lush store being and hour and twenty minutes away, I feel we can never quite stock keep them in stock! We are always running out before our next trip to that specific mall.
Since bath bombs are our obsession, I thought it would be fun to start making our own. While I’m still obsessed with Lush, I think our Lavender Scented Heart Shaped Bath Bombs come in a close second place. Way better than what you can pick up at Walmart! Enjoy!
● 2 oz Epsom salt
● 4 oz baking soda
● 2 oz corn starch
● 2 oz citric acid
● 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
● ½ tbsp water
● 1 drop violet soap dye
● 20 drops Lavender essential oil
1. Mix the dry ingredients first (Epsom salt, baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid), using the whisk. Mix well to ensure there are no clumps.
2. Pour the wet ingredients (grapeseed oil, water and food coloring (and if you’re using essential oil)) into jar, secure the lid and shake well.
3. Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture, about a few drops at time, while whisking. If you’re not pouring slowly enough, the mixture will start to fizz and you don’t want that to happen.
4. Once all of the liquid has been poured into the dry mixture, mix very well until the color is consistent.
5. Immediately fill the molds with the mixture.
6. Firmly stuffing each side full.
7. Secure both parts of the mold together and let set. I always give it about a day, just to be on the safe side.
8. Carefully release bath bombs from molds and put into an airtight container, or individual cello bags.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and received the product.
Omg guys!!!! The best thing ever happened!!!! Best Buy sent me a Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch for review!!! This was literally a pinch me moment since I have a huge obsession with all things Michael Kors! Take one peak into my closet and it will look like a mini Michael Kors store spit up all over lol... I just can’t stop buying all things Michael Kors! My 6 year old daughter even has an obsession since I have been grooming her from a young age to love the New York designer.
I already know what you’re thinking. I get sent things all the time so what makes this special? But seriously guys!! This watch has been something I have been eyeing FOREVER and it’s now mine to try out. Keep on reading while I spill the tea on the Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch.
Fashion meets function with this designer brand: fresh, eye-catching design is perfect for transitioning from a workout to a night out with ease, and you can customize your dial (watch face)! It has a gold-tone finish that embodies timeless sophistication, and its smartphone connectivity lets you take selfies, ring your phone, access music and keep track of personal goals. The round 42mm case of this Michael Kors smart watch makes it easy to see the interface.
So what exactly are some of the great features of the OS by Google: Michael Kors – Access Runway Smartwatch?
• Makes it easier to be healthy with the Google Fit app’s two new activity trackers—Heart Points and Move Minutes—which were designed in partnership with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization. These evidence-based metrics measure activity intensity, and smarter health coaching makes your fitness goals more achievable by motivating you to stay active throughout your day, every day. (Additional background.)
• Provides proactive help from Google Assistant—from viewing upcoming flight info to dinner reservations.
• Quick access to Google Pay—so you can pay with a wave at almost anyplace that accepts credit cards.
• Maximizes Your Time: Get more done and maximize your time with more glanceable, easy to manage notifications, with smart replies to respond quickly on the go.
• Compatible with iPhone/iOS and Android.
I know this is probably the biggest question on your kind! How easy is the setup? The good news is setup is easy peasy!!! You download the Wear OS app onto your smart phone and the app will literally walk you through the steps to sync your phone to your watch! It will take you about 5 minutes, maybe 10 if you’re someone like me who reads EVERYTHING during setup.
Y’all already know!!! Goodbye cheap looking Apple Watch and hello classy and chic Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch!!! I was obsessed with this watch before I somehow manifested it into my existence and that obsession just got bigger once the watch was in my possession. I was also shocked that a Google watch was able to sync so smoothly with an iPhone. I was worried that there would be glitches & delays and so far I can honestly report I haven’t experienced any! My iPhone xsMax is also gold so I’m loving the fact my phone and watch match each other. Y’all better be prepared for all the insta flatlays featuring my matching phone & watch coming in the near future!!!! This watch is my new favorite accessory!
Want to purchase one of these fabulous smart watches for yourself? You can do so at your local Best Buy or by visiting the Best Buy Website!!! I love hitting up Best Buy for all of my electronic needs since 1. Geek squads is there to take
care of all the complicated tech stuff 2. Price match so I always know I’m playing the lowest price on the market!
Do you own a smartwatch?
'Tis the season of Holiday Parties!!! I don’t know about you, but from November through January, my schedule is booked solid due to holiday festivities!!!! Since I work from home with zero reason to rock anything besides leggings, lipgloss & my favorite scent most days of the week, you best believe I take full advantage of the holidays and get as glammed up as possible every chance I get!
Last weekend Hubby & I attended our first formal Holiday Party of the year! Thanks to the new Hot Tools Signature Series, I was able to make myself look salon perfect without actually stepping foot in a salon since Hot Tools launched the Signature Series line, bringing styling tools from a trusted brand used by professionals! Perfect for us work at home boss babes that can’t fit in that salon appointment between running our empires and chasing our kiddos around!
Get Holiday Party Ready With Me
To achieve this look, I washed my hair the night before and made sure to instantly dry my hair with the Hot Tools® Signature Series Salon Turbo Ionic® Dryer, 1875 Watts. Drying your hair instead of by air will make all of those frizzes disappear! You want your hair to be as straight as possible & this fabulous hair dryer does the trick!
Hot Tools Signature Series Digital Flat Iron, 1 Inch
The day of your holiday party, have your party outfit on & your makeup all ready to go! Nothing worse than being hair and makeup ready and having that holiday party dress flatten and smudge it all!!! Have that dress on before you start to holiday glam yourself!!!
Once that dress is on and your makeup is good to go, grab that Hot Tools Signature Series flat iron, 1 Inch and start straightening away! Your hair should be pretty flat from drying it the night before, but this fabulous Flat Iron will make your hair ultra sleek and have your golden locks shining away!!!! Everyone deserves beautiful, and that’s what you get with these tools.
Hot Tools Signature Series Gold Curling Iron/Wand, 1 Inch
Once your curling iron is nice and hot, you will want to curl
After your hair is looking nice and sleek from your flat iron, it’s time to move on to your curling iron! While your Hot Tools Signature Series is heating up, I usually play with the part in my hair so my hair will lay flat on my scalp! I love the messy part look! Makes your hair look like you did nothing at all and your hair is just naturally this fabulous!
And just like that you have a holiday party look that looks like it came straight out of a salon!!! No one would ever guess that you achieved this look for the fraction of the cost in your very own bathroom!!! This look is also a favorite of mine when I travel! Minimal effort/time and leaves you looking like a bombshell straight off the runways! All thanks to Hot Tools!!!
The Hot Tools Signature Series is available now at Walmart, Amazon and other mass retailers! #EveryoneDeservesBeautiful!
Are you attending any holiday parties this year?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.