I’ll admit it, Galentine’s Day which is celebrated on February 13th, hasn’t always meant very much to me until this year. It’s amazing how connected we become to those we surround ourselves with once we truly find OURSELVES!! I won’t make this too long and sappy, (because I’m saving that for another blog post 😉 ) but I will say that when you find your tribe, your girls, your squad, or whatever you call them….. embrace them, support them, encourage them, love them, and fan those flames and watch those relationships grow!
American Greetings gave me such a wonderful opportunity this year, to really highlight what “Galentine’s Day” means to me and for that I am so thankful! I had already scheduled a day date with a very dear gal pal and decided to enlist her help in showing how special these cards really are! And because of American Greetings‘ generosity, I’ll be adding a couple of their adorable cards to my Galentine’s Giveaway that I am announcing tomorrow!!
For me: Galentine’s Day is about celebrating your girls and what they mean to you. It doesn’t have to be big and spendy, you don’t have to throw a party or do a fancy dinner out….. just a card to tell them how much you care, or how much they make you laugh, or how needed they are in your life!
Beauty product LOVE!!!! I have always been so interested in seeing what girls love to use in their beauty routines! Favorite beauty and makeup product posts make me so. very. happy. So, I thought it was a great time to discuss and share my favorites (at the moment) with you! Some are new faves and some are LONGSTANDING “can’t liiiiiiiiiiiiiive, if living is without youuuuuuu” favorites! Ok now try to tell me you didn’t just bust out in song like I did?!?!
“I can’t liiiiiiiiiiiiiive, I can’t..” Yeah, me either. 🙂
So, let’s break this down….
Hairspray:Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented still manages to smell amazing, and has been my ONE & ONLY for YEARS! NO white residue, still moves in the breeze, and a great hold at the same time! Love, love, love!
Tanning Lotion:Jergens Natural Glow Medium to Tan Works works works!!! I apply at night after a shower, before I go to bed! It gives me a gradual, and beautiful tan! And the smell is so much lighter and nicer than many sunless tanners!
GlamGlow Clearing Treatment:GlamGlow Supermud I was lucky enough to win a gift card to BeautyKind after an amazing charity concert they put on and boy did I score some goodies! This was such a great buy and I love using it one to two times a week as a mask! It’s strong enough to actually WORK, but light enough to not cause any reactions on my sensitive skin! If you aren’t familiar with BeautyKind, please go and check them out! They donate 5% of every purchase to the charity of your choice! That is some “feel good, guilt free” spending if you ask me! 😉
Moisturizer:Aquaphor DAILY, lips (I carry this in my purse), and face (one pea size in the morning, and one pea size at night) after washing my face! This stuff is amazing!
Dry Shampoo:Batiste Divine Dark (pack of 3) I totally swear by this stuff for my dark hair! It’s inexpensive, smells good, and works GREAT!!
Mascara:Rimmel Scandal Eyes I love this formula and wand, and it’s cheap!! It’s also so easy to run out and grab a new bottle when I run low, since you can find it almost everywhere!
Brow Pomade:Ardell Brow Pomade in Dark Brown I discovered this at CVS a while back, and because it was so inexpensive I gave it a try…. and LOVED it!! I probably don’t need it, since I had really awesome microblading done last summer, but I’m crazy and a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my brows.
Blush:City Color Be Matte Blush in Blackberry I used to be a Nars girl for that rich pigment! When I discovered this blush I was in shock at how good it was…. and it is ONLY $3.99!!!! I always order two so I never run out! I have it in 3 colors and each one works in different parts of the year, but my every day perfect color is Blackberry!!