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Baby’s First Review!

One of my good friends from Virginia Beach has recently started selling Arbonne, the skin, beauty, and healthy-living products with which many of you are probably familiar. Normally when I hear someone is selling something, I RUN the other way. I’ve had too many experiences where potential-friends have turned into actually-just-salespeople, and where real-life friends became consumed with hocking their wares. Or people I’ve not talked to in years are suddenly sending me facebook messages inviting me to parties in states I left over a decade ago.

But, Joyce is a good friend that I trust – and knew long before she started selling anything – so, when she asked me to review some Arbonne products on my blog, I was happy to help.

Joyce sent me some tea from Arbonne, a couple fizzy drink add-ins, and most exciting, a sample of the full RE9 Advanced Skincare line. One of the things I really like about this line is the convenience. Order everything at one time, and you’ve got a full line of morning and evening products to take out the thinking (I’m definitely a routine person; I don’t like to have to think about something as mundane as washing my face).

The set includes cleanser, toner, a serum, eye cream, and day/night moisturizers – 5 steps to better skin! Most of them have a delightful creamsicle scent. I can’t use the full-line; it wasn’t quite the right fit for my skin. However, the cleanser is HANDS DOWN the most thorough cleanser I’ve ever used. I wear two kinds of mascara, and taking it off at the end of the night is an impossible task that, even with eye makeup remover, leaves my washrags permanently stained. This stuff made eye makeup remover superfluous and left my skin so clean and refreshed.

Arbonne boasts natural ingredients, which I didn’t research enough to comment on. But, if you like a full no-thinking routine, it might be a great fit for you. Or, if you like a very thorough clean, the RE9 cleanser might be just what you’re looking for. Or, if you just like creamsicles. Regardless, Joyce would be glad to help you find the best products for you at www.joycereddinger.arbonne.com.

If you sell something you’d like me to review, please feel free to send me a sample or something, and I’d be glad to try it. But, keep in mind, that I might not buy your product myself because I’m cheap. And please don’t try to befriend me solely to get me to buy/sell something. That’s just rude.

Now, here is my own version of a (now out-of-season) creamsicle. Have a good Monday, y’all!

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80 Days of Summer: Barbie Shoes

Honestly, I don’t think I need to say anything about these shoes.  Metallic (or really, any contrasting color) capped toes are still super in, and these pumps are the perfect dress-up-any-look go-to.
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Of course the real star of this look is my Barbie shoe bracelet. I’ve blogged about it before – I’m sure you remember, because how could you forget something like that?  And how fitting for my summer shoe theme.  I should probably wear it everyday this summer.  Do you think that might be overkill?
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I realized I’d kinda dropped off telling you about my great deals somewhere along the way.  My bad.  These shoes were from Macy’s during last year’s shoe shopping spree, the tank from H&M for like $7, and the blazer was free at a swap party.  Free is my favorite price.

Pink blazer, capped toe heels, shoe bracelet

Mango black shirt
$25 – johnlewis.com

Chaus pink blazer
nordstrom.com

Pointed toe pumps
target.com

Amrita Singh earrings
amritasingh.com

Happy Birthday to me!

As you all know, there are few things I love in life more than sequins (a well-lit picture, perhaps, but I’ve given up on that dream).
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Sunday was my birthday, and I can think of no better reason to wear sequins than my birthday (after all, that’s pretty much a green light to doing whatever you want).  So, I toned down the glam of my skirt by adding a more casual blouse and scarf (which does have turquoise in it to nicely complement the seafoam skirt – you just, of course, can’t tell that from my photo).  The unique bracelet was a gift from my mother, and I loved how it tied both colors together and added a little more interest to the look (because clearly, sequins and a colorful scarf are not enough interest).

What’s your favorite thing to wear when you want to feel special?

  • Skirt: TJ Maxx
  • Blouse: JCPenney
  • Scarf: a Christmas gift from my aunt
  • Booties: Charlotte Russe

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