Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sail Away With Me: July Cara Box

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This month I signed up to do a Cara Box exchange for the first time.  For those of you who don't know, the Cara Box exchange was set up by Kaitlyn at Wifessionals.  It's an exchange where you sign up and are paired with 2 other women.  One sends to you, the other you send to.  You spend the first part of the month getting to know them and then toward the end you send them a package based on what you found out about them and what the theme was and a note of encouragement!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

August Ad Sales!

My ads are on sale for super cheap!  Starting at just $1 you can get an ad on my blog for the entire month of August!  Payment to be made via PayPal.  Check out my tab here for more info!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

DIY Thursday: Getting Rid of Blackheads

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I'm 14.  I have acne.  Quite a bit of it to be honest.  It's getting better slowly, but it's still definitely stressful.  I have so many different creams and gels I put on my face, but none of them really do anything.  The other day when I saw on Pinterest that you can get rid of blackheads with milk and baking soda, I was skeptical.  It seemed way too good to be true.  But it's worth a shot right?  I have milk and baking soda, both are pretty cheap- what have I got to lose?

Turns out that was a great idea.  It worked super well.  Not only did it make all the small blackheads disappear, it greatly reduced the size of the large ones, made my pores close up more, and made my skin feel totally soft!  If you're anything like me, you probably think I'm insane right now.  Who puts milk on their face right? But it works.

All you do is take 1/4 cup milk and stir in a tablespoon of baking soda.  The baking soda will keep settling so you have to keep stirring it before you put some on your face.  You can use a makeup sponge or a paper towel if you'd like, but using your hands works just fine.

I'm still on vacation, but we're having someone send us our mail, so I'll have my Cara Box soon so I can share with you guys!  In the mean time check out Hannah (sent to me) and Whitney (who I sent to).


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hoop-la Vintage Custom Earrings

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Recently I learned about hoop-la earrings.  Hoop-la is a unique brand- I've never heard of something like this.  They sell vintage, custom earrings.  There are many different styles to choose from all entirely unique and special.

Most of the earrings on this site are around $14.  This is fairly affordable- not expensive, but not cheap says that they're probably high quality.  It is a good price for this style of earrings!

They have 24 different earring styles.  Each style comes in multiple colors too.  The styles all have names some of them are Lola, Betty, Fidelia, and Winnifred.

My personal favorite is a style called Jane.  It is a dangly, tear-dropped shape earring.  It is almost eyelet like and comes in eight different colors.  You can see for yourself here.

I think these earrings are great for the summer especially and are really cute!  They'd go well with jeans and a solid colored top.  They aren't so fancy you can only wear them with dresses, but a casual dress would look cute too!

The site also sells bracelets and headbands- both are pretty cute.  You can find the bracelets here and the headbands here.

If the normal prices are a little out of your budget, be sure to check out their specials and monthly sales because you can score lots of great deals that way!

I hope you enjoy this jewelry as much as I do- I doubt you'll be disappointed by this brand!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stitch Fix

Have you heard of Stitch Fix?  Stitch Fix is a site that sends you sets of clothing when you request it.  These sets are personalized to you and based on the style profile you fill out when you first join!  The style profile asks you questions about your size, personal style, how you like items to fit, and more.  There's a small styling fee- $20.  This however, can be used to purchase anything in your box.  You get 3 days to pick what items you want to keep after they're sent to you and after that you send what you don't want back.  If you choose to send everything back, they still keep the $20.  If you choose to keep everything, you get a 25% off discount!  Sounds great, right?  Well if you sign up using my link here, I get a free $25 credit when you order your first fix!  Plus when you sign up, you'll get your own unique link to share with friends!