July Glossybox Review

After seeing all these fun Glossyboxes everywhere, I decided to take the plunge and order one. I’m always skeptical of ordering boxes when I don’t know whats in it, but I’ve seen a lot of good reviews and I was pretty excited for mine to arrive! When it arrived, I fell in love with it instantly without even looking inside. The packaging was so cute and I was really impressed with that. I fully believe if a company takes the time to invest in cute packaging, then the products inside are normal just as amazing as the packaging! I was instantly impressed when I opened the box and saw all the goodies. They were good size products and amazing products!

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I’ve already tried out almost everything and I’m going to share with you what I think about it all! :) First up we have the Mitchell and Peach Body cream. I loved this body cream. My skin has been really dry lately so I applied it to my arms, legs, and feet. The result was amazing. I applied it a couple of hours ago and my skin still looks great and feels so smooth. I will be using this daily until I run out.

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Next, we have Glamglow. I am so bad about not washing my face or really taking care of it. So, when I saw this I knew I wanted to try it. I have really sensitive skin so finding something that I like for my face that I would be willing to use on a daily basis is hard for me. When I started to put it on, it did burn for a few seconds, but after that it was fine and started forming the mask. It was tingly while it was setting and when I washed it off, my face felt amazing. I will absolutely be buying this and using it regularly.

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The Skin inc is the only one I haven’t tried yet, but I plan on using it in the morning to see if it’s as great as it looks!

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I really liked the Mojito Lip Balm. It was a little sticky when I first put it on, but after it had been on for a minute, my lips felt really smooth and I really liked it. I think I need to use it a little longer to see if it’s something I want to keep using, but from the first use, I think we have a winner. :)

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Last, we have the Philip B Detangling Toning Mist. I am really picky about my hair products. I use two hair products that I swear by so, I’m never really sure about trying new ones. After I got out the shower, instead of using my normal one I decided to try this one and I love that I didn’t need to use a lot of it and after I started brushing my hair, it worked like a charm!

Have you tried Glossybox yet? If not, I highly recommend it. It’s worth the money and worth being surprised. The products were great and it was fun finding new stuff to use that I love! You can purchase a Glossybox here!

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Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Awhile ago {wayyyy too long ago}, I posted a picture of my frizzy, curly, long hair on IG and a picture of it non frizzy and straight, I asked if anyone wanted me to do a tutorial on how I tamed the mess. The answer was a big yes! Well, I was a total slacker and didn’t get around to it and I wound up chopping my hair off! The only thing is, my hair is still super curly and crazy even with it short so, I thought why not go ahead and do that tutorial. This is seriously the easiest way I do my hair. It takes me all of ten minutes and I always love the result! There are only three main things I use for this. Two hair products and my straightener.

Here is my super easy and quick way to get my hair from curly to straight!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step One: After you get out of the shower. Spray in this leave in conditioner. It helps make your hair so soft and smooth. I swear by this stuff! I’m pretty sure I got it at cvs. Either blow dry your hair afterwards or let it air dry. I usually let mine air dry.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Two: Pull most of your hair back into a ponytail, only leaving a little bit down. Apply a small amount of Shine Shield to the section of your hair that is down. Right after you apply that, straighten that part of your hair.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Three. Let a little bit of your hair out at a time. Apply the shine shield and straighten the parts that are down. Repeat this until all of your hair is out of the ponytail.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Four. Flip all of your hair to one side, tilt your head slightly down on that side, and run your straightener over all of the hair. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You just want to do a quick straighten. Flip your hair to the other side and do the same thing.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Five. Flip all of your hair over your head. Bend your head down as far as you can and carefully straighten the underneath part. This helps to get any bumps you might have missed and actually helps to give your hair a little volume.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Six: Flip it back over and brush it out. Now you can either keep it straight like it is or use your straightener to flip out some of the ends. I like flipping out some of my hair on both sides because it just makes it look cuter in my opinion, but if I don’t have the time, I just leave it straight!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

There you have it! My two favorite products! All you need are those, your straightener and 10 minutes and you will have a cute and easy hair style!

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How to spruce up the tips of your nails

I was provided these nail decals in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

I know my last few posts have been a little bit down, but I like to keep this space very real and share everything I’m going through. Today I wanted to lighten things up a bit and share a nail tutorial with y’all. Playing around with my nails is new to me and I’m finding that I love seeing what I can do with my nails even if it’s not perfect. Today, I am going to show you how to paint the tips of your nails and make them look cute.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Step one: Place the tape where your tips end on one side and then take it across to where it ends on the other side. Try and keep it as straight as possible.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Don’t worry about getting paint on the tape.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Step four – Use a cotton swab and carefully clean up any paint that got under your nails or on your fingers.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Step five – Place the nail decals along the edge of the paint on your nails.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // How to spruce up the tips of your nails

I also got these cute decals that I can’t wait to play around with. You can purchase the nail decals here and use code LLL0VE20 to get 20% off your order!

That’s it! Very easy and it makes your nails look a lot more cute! Even my husband said he likes them! Woo Hoo!

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My makeup routine & a giveaway

Last time I shared my beauty products it was in a horrible video and you could barely see the products. So, I thought it would be fun to re-do my everyday makeup routine doing only pictures until I get video making down. :) This routine literally takes me ten minutes if that and it is one I use daily when I am just trying to get ready real quick. There is also a little giveaway at the end of this post to make your nails beautiful too. ;)

First – I am a little scary without makeup or I look like a kid. I get that a lot so let’s not even go there.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

First, I apply my eyeshadow. For this post, I used one of my favorites – my elf eyeshadow. I use an eye makeup brush instead of an eyeshadow thing. {I don’t even know what it’s called, I don’t speak a whole lot of makeup.} One tip I did learn from my beautiful sister in law, is never judge your eyeshadow until you apply mascara and she was beyond right.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

Next up, I apply my base. I’m trying out this new CC cream I got from CVS. I’m pretty sure I like it, but I haven’t fully decided. I think I may still love the BB cream one I use.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

Then I apply my powder. I use Covergirl trublend minerals and I beyond love it.

My mascara has NEVER changed. I have been using this mascara since I first started doing my makeup. The only difference is, I normally get the one with the bigger brush, but I really love this one. I also apply eyeliner, but I didn’t take a pic of that.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

Then I use my new favorite lip product. It is such a pretty light color that it almost looks natural and it feels amazing. It’s called Juicy by Wet N Wild.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

Now, onto the giveaway! I was provided these nail decals in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

 One of the things I am horrible about is painting my nails and making them look cute. I have all these gorgeous nails pinned on my pinterest board and I am always longing to make my nails look pretty. If you have been following this blog for awhile, then you have probably seen my nails either plain or with my nails professionally done. Very rarely are they painted. However, when I received these gorgeous Nailed it decals, I got to work on my nails. I painted them as perfectly as I could. I was a little nervous about putting the decals on since I have never used decals before, but I only messed up once and I LOVE them. I have a super busy life and two rambunctious boys who are eighteen months apart. My hands are not hands that are calm or non dirty, etc. My hands are always moving, getting dirty, washing dishes, doing laundry, etc. I was a little nervous about them staying on, but they have stayed on this whole time and I’ve had them on for almost a week now! I plan on ALWAYS having nail decals on my nails now because they just make them look SO much cuter and I have gotten several compliments on them! Nailed it decals is definitely a new favorite.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

All you do is:
1. Paint your nails the color of your choice.
2. Apply decals and trim with scissors if needed.
3. Finish with 2 coats of top coats.

Today, I am giving away the silver sheet set you see in the picture! I hope whoever wins them, loves them as much as I do! If you don’t want to wait to see if you can win the giveaway. Use code LLL0VE20 in Summer’s shop to get 20% off your purchase!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My makeup routine & a giveaway

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A must have makeup brush set

Y’all, I am going to be honest here for a minute. I love wearing makeup. I may not go all extravagant with it, but it’s something that is apart of my daily life {normally} and if I were to show you how pathetic my makeup brushes are, you would feel sorry for me. Ha! Not only that, I seriously need to wash my main one, but I’m afraid it is beyond repair. So, I am on the hunt for new brushes and when I came across this set and this amazing promotion, I knew I had to share it with y’all!

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The Ellore Femme 24 Piece Professional Makeup Brush Set with Travel Case provides you with specific tools cover a wide range of areas! From eyes to lips to second foreheads and boast a luxurious blend of soft animal hair and synthetic bristles. The slim brushes stay neatly lined within a fold-up PVC case.

24 professional makeup brushes
Designed for foundation, blush, eye shadow, and more
Bristles made from natural animal hair and synthetic fibers
Fold-up leather case for easy transport
Dimensions: 9.85″ (L) x 4.9″ (W) x 1.9″ (H)

Included Brushes

Bevel eyebrow/eyeliner brush
Concealer brush
Eyebrow and eyelash comb
Eyelash brush
Eye-shadow brush
Fine eyeliner brush
Foundation brush
Highlight brush
Large bevel contour brush
Large eye-shadow brush
Large powder brush
Lip brush
Medium bevel eyebrow/eye shadow
Medium bevel eye-shadow brush
Nose-shadow brush
One large fan-shaped extra-powder brush
Powder and blush brush
Small bevel eyebrow/eye shadow brush
Small fan-shaped extra-powder brush
Sponge eye-shadow brush
Two medium eye-shadow brushes
Two small eye-shadow brushes
Roll-up leather case

My Readers save $120 Off Ellore Femme 24 peice makeup brush set with promo code BL29 http://www.ellorefemme.com/usd/24pc-make-up-brush-set.html Regular Price: US $149.99

Blog Price: $29.99 with Promo Code: BL29

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I mean seriously y’all. How gorgeous are those brushes and look how many there are! I may actually be able to explore and play around with different makeup ideas if I had this gorgeous set! I am also loving those wood handles. I don’t know what it is about wood, but it has a special place in my heart and these makeup brushes NEED to be in my bathroom drawer!

What do you think? Are you adding this to your Christmas list now?

My favorite hair products

Happy Tuesday y’all. I hope your week started off good. It’s rainy here and I had to wash dishes in the bathtub, but that’s another post for another day. Last week I shared my favorite makeup products and today I want to share my favorite hair products with y’all. I’m not brand loyal and I like cheap whenever I can get cheap. All of these products work amazing!

@clivelaughl0ve is sharing her favorite #hair products

@clivelaughl0ve love's the herbal essence moose, it's so perfect for scrunching hair.

@clivelaughl0ve love's the herbal essence gel, it's so perfect for scrunching hair.

My favorite hair products via @clivelaughl0ve

My favorite hair products via @clivelaughl0ve

The hana shine shield is one of @clivelaughl0ve's favorite hair products, it adds a pretty little shine after you straighten your hair and makes it so soft.

The herbal essence moose and gel and the white rain hairspray are all from cvs. I love these products. I use them for scrunching my hair and they work perfect and hold SO damn good. The frizz-ease is my sister in laws, she left it at my house a looooong time ago and I’ve been using it because my hair is naturally a frizzy and again it works great. The shine shield I won in a giveaway and holy hell, I use this when I straighten my hair and the way it makes my heart look is just amazing. It not only gives it a pretty little shine, but it also makes it soft. There you have it folks!

What’s your favorite hair product?


My favorite makeup products

When I actually do my makeup, I want to be able to do it fast and good. As a busy momma I don’t have a ton of time to sit there and play in the mirror with my makeup because, if I did that, my kids would be destroying my house! Seriously, it’s happened before the one time I did try and play around with it. My makeup routine is so simple and yet, I love it so much. I can either keep it natural or add fun pops of color to it. I am not really brand loyal. I use a few different brands when it comes to makeup. Allow me to show you!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My favorite makeup products

Elf eyeshadow has so many fun colors and can turn those beautiful eyes into stunning ones! @clivelaughl0ve is sharing her favorite makeup products! #makeup #beauty #eyes

I seriously love Elf eye shadow. Not only are the colors so absolutely gorgeous, it last all day long and I love the way some of these colors make my eyes pop!

Don't turn your nose up to drug store makeup, this mascara is amazing! @clivelaughl0ve is sharing her favorite makeup products! #makeup #beauty #eyes

I have been using this brand of mascara since I started wearing makeup in middle school. I have tried a ton of other mascaras and while some of the ones I have tried are great. I always, always wind up going back to this because, it just works that damn good. You can get it at cvs!

Sephora eyeliner is long lasting and makes your eyes really pop! @clivelaughl0ve is sharing her favorite makeup products! #makeup #beauty #eyes

When I won a gift card to Sephora, I picked out a beautiful color palette that you will see below and it came with this black eye liner. I’m telling you what, I will never go back to any other eye liner. I use this on my bottom lids and it looks SO good.

You can't go wrong with this LA Colors liquid eyeliner. @clivelaughl0ve is sharing her favorite makeup products! #makeup #beauty #eyes

This liquid eyeliner is the bomb.com. I’ve been using this brand pretty much since I discovered liquid eyeliner and it has never let me down and it lasts and looks good all day.

Sephora eyes shadow makes @clivelaughl0ve SO happy! She is sharing her favorite makeup products! #makeup #beauty #eyes

Here is that beautiful color palette I talked about a couple pictures up. I love ALL of the colors in it and I use it quite often.

BB cream by L'oreal is absolutely amazing. @clivelaughl0ve is sharing her favorite makeup products! #makeup #beauty

I puffy heart love BB cream. The l’oreal one was the first one I tried and I fell in love with it. It goes on so smooth, you don’t even feel like you are wearing makeup and the coverage is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this, I’ll never use another foundation!

Want a subtle shimmer in your powder? You have to try this trublend minerals powder. @clivelaughl0ve is sharing her favorite makeup products! #makeup #beauty

I recently just got this powder. It was on sale and I wanted to try it out. I actually really like it. It has a bit of a shimmer to it, but I think that adds a lot of fun to your face. It’s not overly shimmery I promise, it’s very subtle, but very pretty.

Elf lipstick that @clivelaughl0ve really loves. She is sharing her favorite makeup products! #makeup #beauty #lips

I love this lipstick. It’s not sticky – I can’t stand sticky lipstick and neither can my husband when I kiss him. I love that this is moist and goes on smoothly. I also really like the natural color of it.

So, there you have it. My all over the place makeup brands! What do you think? Do I have any brands in my makeup that you love? Do you have a simple routine or do you like to play around with different makeup?

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