Thursday, March 30, 2017

March Beauty Box Round Up

So many boxes, so little time!  I received a few of these items for free and you can start receiving products too if you want!  Follow the links below and I'll make sure to note which ones I got free for review purposes!

Ipsy-Pretty is as pretty does.

All things to make you look pretty!

-Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Mini-I've tried this exfoliator before and totally love it!  It clears my skin while making it look super radiant.

-Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Blush in Kitty Pink-This blush boasts of a shade that looks good on everyone and anyone and a long-lasting formula to boot.  Love the sleek packaging.

-theBalm Cosmetics Bahama Mama-This matte bronzer is great for adding color, contouring, brows or eye shadow.  I love a good multi-purpose product!

-Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Possessed-This gloss is super shiny to give a little umph to your lips. And it smells like pina colada-delicious!

-OUAI Treatment Masque-This treatment is perfect for those frizzy hair days (really weeks)!  I've been in a hair rut lately and this was the perfect mask to bring my hair back to normal!

-The Bag-I love the design of this cute bag!  That perfect pink color and fold is so different then the usual bag!  Love it!

Find out more about Ipsy HERE!

Sephora Play!-The Gleam Team

The shine is now!  This box is full of products that will help you glow, shine, and shimmer.

-Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer-A two-in-one moisturizer and luminizer that gives you a lit-from-within finish. This will add glow and plumpness to your skin.

-Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink-I love that this creamy, waterproof eyeshadow stick blends easily and is crease and flake-free!  It can also be used as a highlighter!

-Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up!  Cream-to-Powder Highlighter-This cream-to-powder formula has a huge following for it's radiance, soft-focus sheen and luminous results.

-Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast-I love Living Proof products!  Great quality, smell and products.  This spray refreshes, controls oil, and even adds texture and volume.

-Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm-This makeup/skin-care product is unlike any other.  Wear it as a primer for perfect soft-focus luminosity or finishing touches for an all-over glow.

-Chloe Fleur de Parfum-This perfume is so luxurious and sophisticated.  With scents of rose, verbena and freesia the mix makes even this not-so-in-to-trying-new-perfumes girl a fan!

Find out more about Sephora Play! HERE!

Beauty Box 5-Don't Be Dramatic

This box is full of products to help your lashes have a bash!

-Prestige Cosmetics True Metals Eyeshadow-This eyeshadow is intense!  It gives a great foiled look no matter if it's wet or dry.

-Bellapierre Cosmetics Cosmetic Glitter-This glitter can be worn on eyelids, hair, lips and even added to your bath.  Not sure how/when/if I'm going to use this but hey it's new and fun right!?

-Manna Kadar Lash Primer-This primer helps lashes from flaking and adds length and volume!  This is great for a natural look without the falsies.

-Sweep Lash Helper-This tool makes applying false lashes a breeze! 

-Sweep Lashes-I've ALWAYS wanted to try false lashes, but never wanted to spend the money.  Well now I can.  So excited to give these a go!

Find out more about Beauty Box 5 HERE!

Allure Beauty Box-Finding Balance

Sometimes products get a bad rap even if they are perfectly safe.  Here's to finding balance in all things, even your beauty products.

-Akar Skin Ruby Tint Lip Butter-A lip balm that's moisturizing, tints and ultra smoothing.  Bonus it's organic.

-Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum-This antioxidant serum helps prevent and reverse signs of aging.

-John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment-I love that this product is reasonable priced, adds volume and can be used in your regular routine.  I can't wait to give my locks the volume it deserves!

-Londontown Lakur Enhanced Colour-I love that this nail polish is vegan and glossy.  Just what you want in a nail polish.

-Londontown Kur Nourishing Cuticle Oil-This product keeps cuticles and nails moisturized and healthy.  This will keep your manicure looking fresh longer and keep your nails strong!

-Secret Deodorant Cool Waterlily-This deodorant gives lasting freshness for up to 48 hours.  In a new scent of Cool Waterlily it's almost spa-like!

Find out more about Allure Beauty Boxes HERE!

Walmart Spring Box-Embrace Your Beauty

This spring, show off your fabulous self!

-Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine-I received a free sample of this same gloss before and I was so surprised with how good it was.  Super hydrating and a great color!

-Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation sample-Not the biggest fan of foil packets but I love getting the chance to try drug store foundation!

-Schwarzkopf Ultra Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner-This combo is perfect for dry or stressed hair.  It will give your locks intense hydration and softness.

-Colgate Optic White Radiant Toothpaste-Claims to whiten inside and out for a radiant smile!

-Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub-Made with salicylic acid this is perfect for combination skin. It will gently exfoliate and clear acne.

-Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials-I use to be a huge fan of Dove deodorant.  I'm excited to give this one a try!

-John Freida Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Moisturizing Conditioner-For dry, unmanageable hair this conditioner reverses surface dryness with intense hydration while also erasing frizz.

Find out more about Walmart Beauty Boxes HERE!

Pinch Me Free Sample Box

-Sensodyne Deep Clean Toothpaste-A toothpaste that specializes in giving a deep clean for people that have sensitive teeth.

-SlimFast Advanced Nutrition Smoothie-I'm a huge fan of chocolate shake for breakfast.  I love that this is packed with protein to keep you full much longer.

-Hibiclens Antiseptic Skin Cleanser-This antiseptic cleanser is used in most hospitals.  It kills germs while still being gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.

-Shutterfly Photo Book-This one was SO exciting!  This is a coupon for a free 8x8 photo book. Can't wait to fill it with some wedding pictures finally!

Find out more about receiving some free products for yourself with Pinch Me HERE!

Bzz Agent-Free Product

-L'Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender-A soft and creamy crayon glides on easily for quick and even brows.  The Kabuki brush blends for full looking brows with a natural finish. Can be used lightly for more natural brows or pack it on for an intense statement making brow look.

I got this product free from BzzAgent! You can receive and review products too with Bzz Agent HERE!

If you know of any other subscription boxes or sites that give products free for review, that I need in my life-send them my way! 

I also love Influenster and have received some stuff from them in the past.  Find out more about Influenster HERE!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Donut forget about Personal Progress!

I think it's pretty well known that I'm a big lover of donuts.  In my book there's always a reason to give or eat a donut (or a dozen)! 

A little while ago I shared this donut Visiting Teaching message and little Visiting Teaching motivator, but I thought I could add a Young Women one in the mix too because who doesn't want a donut! 

To start I made a batch of the best double chocolate donuts from Baking with Blondie.  They were super easy and delicious! 

I dipped them in some Guittard Milk Chocolate Jimmies and rainbow sprinkles at Gygi's in SLC.  They were the perfect addition to our donuts! 

I also picked up some of the cutest white boxes that fit one big donut or 4 mini donuts just splendidly.

This cute little printable is perfect for any time your Young Women need a little motivating to work on their Personal Progress.  I love that you can use this year round and write in the specific value you want the group or individual to work on.  It's great for customizing! 

Wrap some twine around the box and you've got a cute little treat for leaving on their doorstep or passing out at church! 

I found the cutest donut erasers in the Target Dollar Bins that would fit so snuggly in the "o" of the donut!  Break up the pack of 6 and give each girl one or give them each a half dozen. 

If you can't find the erasers and don't want to bother making your own.  You could totally package up one of your favorite donuts or a bag of donut holes from your favorite bakery.  We love Banbury Cross in SLC or Beyond Glaze in Draper!  

But even easier would be found at the grocery store right!?  Hostess always saves the day!  

Donuts sure are motivating.  Maybe that's why my boss gives my group so much. ;)

No matter what you pair with this cute little tag I'm sure your Young Women will love them! 

If you'd like the free 'Donut forget about Personal Progress!'  Printable you can find it HERE!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Our First Apartment

Last year we had the big adventure of moving from our apartment into a home!  We had been looking for a home for almost 8 months, and had seen and put offers on too many to count.  For some reason we just couldn't get one we loved or if we did someone would beat us out of it.  I'm so grateful we had an awesome realtor that was so patient and understanding throughout the whole process!  If you are in need of one Chase Watts is your guy-find out more about him and his contact info HERE!  He seriously made the process so fun and relaxing. It's so crazy looking back at the homes we thought we liked (even loved) and realized they were nothing quite like the one we got.  It was such a great reminder for us to remember Heavenly Father has a plan for us and cares about all our worries, and that He wants the very best for us!

But before we get into all of the home stuff I wanted to share a little bit about our first apartment for memory sake.  I took these pictures pretty soon after we found out we were going to move so most of our things were boxed up or going to be boxed up soon so sorry for the lack of d├ęcor.

We moved into a 1 bedroom apartment in Salt Lake close to where we both work right after we got married.  At first I was SO nervous to live in Salt Lake, but now it has a special place in my heart.  I loved the area, our ward, even our neighbors were amazing!  We had the most amazing neighbor for the majority of our time there and he was so great!  Persanna would share with us his Indian treats and dishes that he made, and he made the whole house smell incredible with his cooking.  Beyond all the nice things he gave us he was just an all around nice guy, we got super lucky having him as our closest neighbor! We loved the area and being so close to so many different restaurants and stores.

Dallin and I will never forget watching movies together and watching a Box Elder bug fly right into that closet because it couldn't close. And playing Pickmin together for hours.

I loved attempting to decorate those cute little shelves that we had in the main room, and hanging our stockings there during December.

I love the stack of blankets pictured because it shows just how crazy the temperature was there.  During winter it was seriously freezing inside and we would have to bundle up just to go to bed, and of course it was the total opposite in summer and I'd be wishing for those freezing nights!

Look!  It's our Easy Bake Oven that's what we lovingly called our baby sized oven-that couldn't fit about 90% of our pans.  But we actually did love all the storage space in this itsy-bitsy kitchen.  We didn't love having the smoke detector go off almost every time we were cooking though.

And trying to make it smell like our own place with loads of candles instead of a suuuuper old building/grandma. No offense Grandma, you smell great!

Straight shot back from the main room was our little bedroom.  Don't be fooled by that A/C unit, it didn't do anything.  And we definitely should have gotten black out curtains because our neighbors loved having the biggest, brightest flood light on at night.  Which made it look like we hadn't turned off any lights on in our place in the middle of the night.

And not to be forgotten the little bathroom with leaky pipes and faucets.  I did find my love of IKEA through this mini apartment and how to maximize on space.  Who needs that magic art of tidying up book anyway just live in a mini apartment for a while.  You'll see what you really need pretty quick.  And the closet just ahead of it that could only fit one person at a time-sideways.  In the closet if you looked up to the ceiling it had an entrance to what I called the "creepy attic" for reals guys it was the creepiest thing.  The person who last went up there didn't fully close the little wooden door so you could see just a little bit into the attic.  I seriously thought I'd see someone looking back at me if I looked up there, so I never looked up. haha

Around back beyond that ginormous tree/bush on the left you could squeeze your way to where we would park.  Every morning when we would go to work there was the cutest little black and white stray cat.  We named her Oreo until one day when she randomly disappeared. 

All jokes aside we really did love our first little apartment together.  Sure it had it's little quirks and things I'm grateful we don't have to deal with now, but it was ours for a little while and we loved every minute of it!

On to moving day!  We chose the rainiest day of the year it seemed but really who can predict the rain that far ahead?  You've got to move one way or another!  But once we started loading up everything the rain stopped and all of our stuff was nice and dry.  Little blessings people!

On moving day my mom was sweet enough to give everyone sugar cookies from Schmidt's bakery and during the morning Dallin and I got everyone doughnuts from Banbury!  Their donut holes are incredible BTW!

The only picture I got of people were Bethany and cute little Adam helping load the truck!  I'm so bummed I didn't get more pictures but these two are pretty cute so they make up for the lack of others right?!

We love our new home and can't wait to make it ours!  I know it will be a long time coming to add all the little touches that we want but that's ok, we are enjoying it just the way it is right now.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thankful for the Rain

I love all the cute rainbow things that are floating around Pinterest before St. Patrick's Day!  I had this one in mind for a while, but once I saw this quote from President Uchtdorf I knew there had to be a tag made.

I wanted this printable to be general enough that you could use it for any class, lesson, group, FHE, visiting teaching message or any other thing you could think of-not just St. Patrick's day! 

Because really how often do we wait around for the blessings in our lives instead of thanking our Heavenly Father for the trials and road blocks that help protect us, shape us and make us who we really want to become.

Attach this little reminder to a colored/rainbow candy bar or a bag of just a few mixed candies, or make it a magnet to keep as a reminder for a lot longer.

In need of some colored/rainbow candy ideas?  Here's some that I thought of:  Mike and Ike, Starburst, Skittles, Dots, Spree, Nerds, Gobstopper, gumballs, Jolly Ranchers, Lifesavers, and colored Tootsie Rolls.  If you need some gold candy ideas I have some of our ideas listed HERE too!

If you'd like the free printable for this tag you can find it HERE!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I Like to Look for Rainbows

I have always loved the Children's Primary Song "When I am Baptized."  It is such a beautiful song for baptism days and days when you want to reflect on or consider getting baptized.  I highly suggest listening to the full song if you haven't already. 

In the spirit of all things St. Patrick's Day, rainbows kept coming to my mind.  And I love the line in this song that says "I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain."  It seemed like a perfect handout idea!

Even if someone doesn't know this song they can still relate to the positive message.  If they do know the song it would be a great tag to include in a gift for baptism or a lesson handout on baptism.  It would even be cute to attach this to a bag full of rainbow treats or candy.

Or pair it with one of those rainbow candies and you are set.  I chose Skittles this time around, but there are loads of other colorful options.  You could even give the mini bags of Skittles if you are giving them out in bulk, and the tag would fit perfectly over it.

If you'd like the free printable tag just go HERE!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I am so lucky to know you!

I love finding a reason to give a little treat to someone and holidays are one of the best excuses.  So many cute colors, themes and puns to be made!

I already really love the last printable I shared this month 'You're worth more than gold!' (find it HERE), but you've got to have a lucky one too!

This tag would be great attached to a box of Lucky Charms, big or little. 

Or even a banner that has the word Luck or Lucky on it, like this one I snagged at the Dollar Spot at Target.

OR even a St. Patrick's day decoration!  My family LOVES decorations so this one would definitely be a winner in our books. 

I love this adorable 'So Lucky' wood block my Mom made!

It could even be paired with gold or rainbow candy, or a plate of homemade goodies!  The possibilities are endless!

If you'd like the free 'I am so luck to know you!' printable you can find it HERE!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

You're worth more than gold!

This might sound super strange, but I love the month of March.  I love St. Patrick's day, Dallin's Birthday is this month, and I just love the Disney Channel classic movie Luck of the Irish!  (Please tell me I'm not the only one!?)  And of course there's another holiday to celebrate so what's not to love! 

Something that has been on my mind lately is worth.  We all live our lives based on what we think is worthwhile.  We compare ourselves to others because maybe we think they have more worth then we do.  But really we all are worth SO much!  I love the scripture in D&C 19:10, "Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God."  I love that we all need a little reminder that we are worth so much and especially to our loving Heavenly Father.

So in my mind this handout just fell into place.  There are two different tags incase you want to give it to anyone or your young women.

For the young women tag I thought it would be a great reminder to the girls to work on their Personal Progress, specifically Individual Worth. 

For the other more generic printable you could give this to anyone!  Anyone that needs to realize just how much they are worth or needs a little chocolate.  It's perfect for any age or class at church or school.

For either tag it can be paired with a bag of gold candies, chocolate gold coins or even a little piece of (FAKE) gold jewelry!  In case you are stumped on finding gold candies the Warner girls have thought of a few:  Twix, Treasures, Almond Kisses, Werther's Caramel soft or hard, Ferrero Rocher, Rolos, Ghridelli Caramel Squares, Reese's, Lindt Caramel rounds and I'm sure there are more!

If you didn't want to give a bag or pot of candy you could even just pair it with a single bar or piece of candy incase you are giving this to a lot of people or have a lot of young women in your ward. 

If you'd like the free printable for these adorable pots of gold tags you can find them both HERE!

And remember just how much you are worth! :)