A Family, Beauty, Health and Lifestyle Blog
Life is unpredictable! You never know when you are going to need reliable representation. Most often, you will need to learn that lesson the hard way, like I have when I found myself sued for slander about 8 years ago. (But that is an entire novel-worthy story of its own that I will not elaborate on at this time!) And the time my cousin slipped on water at her local restaurant and sustained a lifelong back injury. She lived in Tampa at the time, and thank goodness she was blessed with finding herself a personal injury attorney who made winning her case an affordable, easy and stress-free process.
My point is that there are definitely times when you will find yourself in a position of needing a good lawyer! You never know when life will give you lemons (to put it mildly.) At any given time, you could be faced with any kind of injury, whether it be from an auto accident or a dog bite.
My cousin, Laura, cannot say enough good things about her experience with Hunter Law Group in Tampa, Florida. I was visiting Laura shortly after her accident, and I witnessed first hand how she was treated by them from beginning to end. She was treated very professionally, yet in a friendly manner. One thing that Laura appreciated the most was that she was never made to feel any shame in telling her account of falling in a restaurant, which is embarrassing enough as it is!
The attorney that assisted Laura made her feel like she was definitely on her side, and made Laura feel at ease as they discussed the case and went over details. The entire case went smoothly, with Laura coming out victorious in the end.
Hunter Law sets the standard for what every person going through a crisis in which they need representation. When you find yourself in the position of needing an attorney and/or advice,for life changing experience, how can you make sure you find the best attorney for your case?
Here are a few of the most important factors to help you choose a good attorney:
1. Determine what type of attorney you need.
2. Contact your local bar association for qualified attorneys in your area.
3. Review online listings of attorneys.
4. Get referrals and recommendations from friends and family.
5. Make a list of the potential attorneys you have found in your area.
6. Review each attorney’s website.
7. Keep in mind that the size of the firm may matter.
Hunter Law was built on a foundation of Integrity, stability, efficiency, reliability and a commitment to excellence. The team at the Hunter Law Group understands that legal issues aren’t just a series of filings and chess moves; they’re significant, personal issues that dramatically affect your life.
"We harness a passion for getting to know our clients, their needs, and their optimal outcomes as we guide you through the process and resolution so you can get on with your life."
For more information, please visit: https://hunterlawgroup.com/
Or Call: (813) 375-0367
SWEAT PROOF MUST HAVES
Beat the summer heat with these sweat-proof products that will leave you feeling refreshed all day long.
Block any sweat that comes your way this summer with Erborian’s NEW Extra Matte primer. It moisturizes and hydrates your skin while leaving your complexion visibly blurred. This primer is the perfect mattified touch-up after being in the heat all day.
Give your skin a smooth, long-lasting finish even under the summer heat. This subtle pressed powder with diamond dust ensures your face always looks flawless by hiding tiny skin imperfections and leaving your skin looking refreshed. It can be used on bare skin or in conjunction with foundation - suitable for all skin types.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo ($6.99, Ulta.com)
After a day at the beach or out on the run, give your hair an uplifting boost and touchable body that lasts with just a spritz of this dry shampoo. This revitalizing formula instantly refreshes, revives and restores limp locks while getting rid of dirt and oil for hair that feels clean, healthy and light.
Ban Purely Gentle Roll-On Deodorant ($10, Amazon.com)
With a new, gentler formula, Purely Gentle provides 24 hour sweat-proof protection against underarm perspiration even for those with sensitive skin. The roll-on glides on smoothly providing instant freshness, transforming hot, overworked skin to smooth and refreshed.
A versatile summer staple because of their long-lasting and alcohol-free formula, these fragrances won’t be affected by the sun’s powerful rays and will keep your body, hair and clothing feeling fresh all day long. Available in four of the best-selling scents, these waters contain natural ingredients and are safe for sensitive skin.
AmorePacific Resort Collection Sun Protection Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ ($40, at us.amorepacific.com)
Prep your face for the summer sun with this high-performance sun cushion. It’s lightweight formula keeps your skin feeling refreshed and protected from UV rays. Perfect for on-the-go applications at the beach or pool side.
Korean makeup is the beauty trend that took the Western world by storm. Besides the cute and colorful packaging, Korean beauty products are imbued with revolutionary skincare ingredients that are uncommon in our country. In addition, they are affordable as well. In this article, we will explore these makeup products’ advantages in depth and find out why they make the best alternative for moms.
Innovative Skincare Ingredients
If there is one word we could use to describe the Korean beauty market, that would be ‘imagination’. Compared to our aesthetic standards and ideals, Asian products are completely out of the ordinary. Not only do they have innovative designs, but they also make use of skincare ingredients that are essential for the health of every woman’s complexion.
On top of that, the available product formulas are quite diverse. Therefore, choosing the best Korean foundation to put on your face and enhance your natural beauty if you have mature skin is simple. Just check the linked article for the best and most affordable Korean foundation regardless of whether you prefer a cushion or just a BB cream.
But what exactly is so amazing about these skincare-infused cosmetics? The answer is an incredibly simple one. Instead of focusing on lab-produced synthetic substances, Korean beauty products contain natural ingredients such as bamboo sap, green tea, bee venom, and even snail mucus to give formulas that extra boost.
What is more, the textures are far more enjoyable due to an overall soft and natural feeling. This has been explained in detail in an article for CNN by the founders of Glow Recipe, a company whose main goal is to bring the harsh-free Korean products to the American market.
According to Christine Chang, co-creator of the brand, Korean products are often based on aloe vera gel instead of water for added playfulness and moisture. South Korean sheet, rubber, and foam masks are also a lot silkier than most Western products.
Needless to say, these characteristics offer incredible benefits to moms and their mature skin, because the naturally hydrating components in Korean beauty products give a youthful glow without triggering excessive sebum production. This results in a dewy appearance that is not oily, but rather plump and healthy. And isn’t that every woman’s dream?
Finally, many Korean products are saturated with anti-aging substances that keep the complexion elastic and wrinkle-free. This is a great ally in your battle against the passage of time and the added stress of being a mother. But the advantages don’t stop here, as such cosmetics are also quite affordable.
An Affordable Price Tag
Here in the Western world, we expect elaborate skincare ingredients to be rather expensive. Usually, only luxury brands use them, and you’d have to sell an arm and a leg to be able to afford one small tub of moisturizing foundation from La Mer or Cle de Peau. Fortunately, this is not the case when it comes to Asian makeup.
As online Korean beauty store SokoGlam founder Charlotte Cho explains, the country’s cosmetics lovers want delicate ingredients and innovative formulas, but they aren’t willing to pay a fortune for them. Therefore, adding state-of-the-art ingredients while keeping the price tag reasonable is the standard over there.
When you are a mom, your budgeting needs to be on point, as you are planning your finances not only for you and your spouse, but for your little one as well. For this reason, spending hundreds of dollars on makeup is impractical. Here is where the affordability of Korean makeup comes in to help.
With these cute and nutrient-rich products, you will look your best every day without having to compromise your funds. Therefore, Korean makeup look like the most suitable alternative for moms from all over the world, as it keeps them beautiful and young without drilling a hole in their wallet.
The Bottom Line
The popularity of Korean makeup in the Western world has grown tremendously over the last few years. What started out as a fun and colorful makeup trend is now a stand-alone category, and many famous brands are following suit.
What sets these products apart from the pack is that they are infused with innovative ingredients, while remaining affordable. This makes them the perfect choice for moms who want to look young and beautiful on a budget. So, what are you waiting for? Go out and purchase your first Korean BB cream. You won’t regret it.
Have you ever heard of RivalGlam? Neither had I, until just recently. Redefining the standards, RivalGlam brings you a portfolio of top influencers who are setting trends in beauty, fashion, and style. This online marketplace and product ecosystem is where the world's top social influencers cross-sell their unique beauty and fashion lines that are co-developed under Twila True Collaborations-from accessories to makeup, skincare and beyond. Having established herself in the fast-paced world of beauty and fashion e-commerce with the successful release of Twila True Beauty and Twila True Fine Jewelry, the serial entrepreneur and president/CEO, Twila True, behind True Family Enterprises develops an entirely new business model aimed at helping creative influencers build their unique brands while reaching a wide audience.
I am already very impressed with my first RivalGlam purchase! I ordered this beautiful beauty product set which includes products from top influencers including Katelynn Ansari, Cristal Garcia and Evelyn Lazado. How fun!
I love how elegantly packaged these beauty products arrived
Look at all of these beautiful nail shades. You have everything here for a gorgeous manicure, plus a rich and creamy hand cream for silky, youthful hands. I use the Tru Renewal Oil as a cuticle softener. I sometimes rub it into my cuticles. I have noticed that my cuticles really absorb the oil and my nails grow stronger, and thicker because of the nutrients in the oil. It is also perfect for taming flyways, or to smooth out last minute frizz in my hair.
The nail polish shades are perfect for all seasons. I love the top coats that really seal in the color for a long lasting finish.
I also received a pair of these gorgeous Evelyn White Gold Hoop Earrings, which I can't really wear just yet since I have a sweet baby grand daughter who would love to rip them from my lobes. They are very pretty, though.
Has the summer sun left your hair dry, dull and lifeless? As much as I love summertime, all that time spent swimming, hiking and just enjoying the sunshine can take its toll on our hair, leaving it dry and brittle.
Restore shine, health and vitality to your hair with Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops. I use these miracle hair drops after every hair wash, and I have never used a product that has worked so well before! It has completely restored my hair to almost a virgin state!
Rahua by Amazon Beauty Inc. Elixir Daily Hair Drops with Gardenia Enfleurage is a 100% pure and powerful daily treatment to maintain healthy, radiant hair and is handmade by the indigenous women living deep in the Amazon rainforest. Elixir Daily Hair Drops contain super-fine Omega 9 molecules that deeply penetrate hair to rebuild its core, strengthen hair follicles and help hair grow long, along with helping to push color pigmentation deep into the hair shaft. This luxurious, potent elixir fortifies weak, damaged strands, nourishes and maintains hair follicle health and provides long-lasting moisture.
Rahua® Elixir Daily Drops softens hair, smooths flyaways, provides a generous shine and keeps hair in peak health. With daily use of Elixir Daily Hair Drops, hair looks healthy and vibrant. Naturally scented sweet Gardenia soothes and enlightens the spirit while mystical Palo Santo fragrance creates an energizing calm.
Harvested in the Andes using the age-old enfleurage pure essential oil extraction process, Rahua’s Elixir Daily Hair Drops contain sweet gardenia essential oil. The pure aroma is extracted from the actual flower, treating the blossom extremely delicately, and obtaining a pure natural, chemical-free and true flower oil. Through this process, the natural properties of the flowers, including antioxidants, are preserved.
I love this liquid gold!
Gardenia Enfleurage Process: One of the oldest processes of obtaining pure essential oils, the Gardenia Enfleurage technique extracts the pure aroma of actual Gardenia flowers, treating the blossoms extremely delicately, and obtaining pure, natural, chemical-free and true flower oil. Obtained from flowers in the South American Andes in a unique microclimate that sits 1600 meters above seal level, gardenia flowers bloom all year long.
Freshly opened flowers are picked in the morning or evening and laid on trays, covered in layers of vegetable butters. The flowers stay on the butter for 24 hours and are then replaced with fresh blossoms. Once the butter absorbs the scent from the flowers, the butter, which is now called pomade, and then washed to obtain the resulting oil. This process is repeated several times, ensuring the natural properties of the flowers, including antioxidants, are preserved. Retains the flower’s purest essence and antioxidants.
I wash my hair about 3 times each week. After washing and towel drying my hair, I apply a small amount of Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops to the palm of my hand, and rub my hands together, and then apply the elixir throughout my hair. I then allow my hair to air dry.
Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops has taken my dry, damaged, color-treated hair back to a state of perfect health. I have not had my hair trimmed for about four months now, and there has been no breakage! I have zero split ends, and my hair is growing longer than it ever has without becoming brittle and breaking off. I am amazed! My hair has never looked or felt this healthy.
Anyone who purchases Rahua products can feel good about helping preserve the Amazon Rainforest.
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Holographics are in for summer – and beyond! keep your digits on fire with these cellophane inspired polishes.
The Morgan Taylor Lacquer Platinum Collection embraces pure excess with rich textures,effects, and an extended-wear formula. “With Platinum,we wanted to give the wearer an indulgent experience by creating shades, effects,and textures straight from their wildest dreams,”explain brand namesakes Morgan Haile and Taylor Daniel.
Morgan Taylor Lacquer Platinum Collection, available at ULTA, $11.99
With six opulent new holographic shades, get glowy nails with Morgan Taylor Lacquer this summer:
Look how beautiful these shades are when the sun shines on them!
My favorite shade is Glow All Out, and you can see how beautiful it is in the photo below.
Morgan Taylor Lacquer Platinum Collection, available at ULTA, $11.99
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Often, us stay at home moms (and even working moms) give up easily on our dreams of financial success. When we are raising our children, sometimes we only have just enough energy to get through the day, and not much more. Learning something new, or even just the thought of furthering our education can be overwhelming. And to know where to begin? That right there is enough to discourage a woman from even taking that first step to success. (Not to say that raising children is not one of life's biggest successes! It IS!) But financial freedom CAN be achieved. I am ready!
In seeking out the perfect niche in which to make money, I quickly ruled out any MLM marketing schemes as well as selling vitamins, oils or beauty products. (Been there, done that.) I also know that I don't want to do the college thing. I am not interested in traditional schooling or the debt that that brings. In my quest for knowledge, I discovered Consulting.com. Yes, I want to start my own consulting business.
Why did I choose Consulting.com?
Consulting.com's mission is to send the elevator back down and help everyday people start and grow wildly profitable consulting businesses and live lives of freedom. Their students have made over $400,000,000 and they're just getting started.
Consulting.com offers online training that gives people everything they needed to legitimately succeed in one package, where they know the price upfront, and if they follow through and put the work in, they will inevitably succeed.
Take a look at Consulting.com's core values:
- We believe that people are powerful beyond measure and can live the lives of their dreams. The problem is nobody ever taught them how the world works and how money is made outside of employment.
- We believe that knowledge is power and the only gap between the rich and the poor is the access to the right information + the mental paradigm to perceive it.
- We believe that the traditional path of education and employment is fundamentally wrong and that we are here on the face of this earth to fix it.
- We believe that we have the best training programs on the planet for helping everyday people start their own consulting business, make money and take the steering wheel of their own fate.
- We believe in questioning the unquestioned and holding nothing sacred in pursuit of the objective truth.
- We believe less is more and focus in devastatingly powerful. In the modern day it’s more about what you ignore rather than what you pay attention to.
I am extremely excited to begin this training course! Even more so after reading all of the reviews of the success of people who have completed Consulting.com's course. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
For more information, go to: https://www.consulting.com
Your recent grad just landed a great job and now they’re in need of a car for work. Fast forward a few weeks and now you’re buying them their first car – it’s a sweet gesture that they’ll appreciate forever. However, buying a car for yourself is one thing, while buying a car for someone else to manage is a whole other beast. Here are a few tips and tricks to remember in order to maximize the benefits of this important purchase and set your grad on the steps to success.
Take Advantage of College Grad Discounts
Before deciding on a car, scope out the possible deals your grad is eligible for. Instead of buying the car in your own name, have your grad put their name on it. College graduates up to two years out of school can take advantage of special discounts, including manufacturer rebates ranging from $500-$1000. Additionally, GM offers supplier pricing for a wide range of models, and Toyota will give recent grads a $750 rebate that can be combined with other current offers going on. By taking your time to check out these deals, you’ll be able to save money on your purchase while your college grad gets the added benefit of building their credit.
Consider Certified Pre-Owned
Can’t decide between a new or used car? A certified pre-owned vehicle is a great middle ground for those who want the reliability of a new car but don’t want the high price tag. Buying a car through these means will ensure it’s in great condition and they can often come along with special perks. CPOs are inspected, refurbished, and certified before going back on the market. While they won’t be as cheap as a regular used car, they typically come with great benefits like extended warranties and special financing. This is a fantastic way to ensure your grad has a quality vehicle to begin their journey into adulthood without breaking the bank.
Finding a car that fits the exact make, model, mileage, and package standards of your grad is not going to happen right away. Be sure to allow ample time to research and to shop around for the best deal before deciding. Search dealerships online to go through their new and used inventory; go talk to local dealerships in person to get a feel for their price point; or look to third party websites to see what other people are paying so you can get a good idea of your price range. Don’t be afraid to search far and wide, a two hour drive to a neighboring city could save you thousands. If you’re having little luck in your search for a new Audi for sale in Peoria, AZ, try looking in a bigger city like Phoenix, or go one city over to Scottsdale. A bigger population means there will be more cars, so widening your market will increase your chances of scoring a good deal.
Consider Their Future Costs
Auto insurance is non-negotiable and maintenance repairs are inevitable, especially when a young grad is involved. To ensure your grad won’t be overwhelmed with bills they didn’t foresee, be conscious of the effect your choice can have on insurance rates. Higher priced cars require more money to replace which drives rates up, so choosing older models can lessen this burden. Be sure to think twice about that great deal on the used luxury car. The upfront cost could be reasonable, but those future service costs could easily break the bank for your grad, and your kind present could turn into a nightmare. Save them the stress and opt for a car that suits their current financial situation.
Don’t Forget to Test Drive
At the end of the day, making sure your grad is comfortable driving the car you’re going to buy them is key. Take them to dealerships, let them go on a few test drives and get a feel for what they enjoy. Side by side comparisons can be very telling when you have a lot of potential choices. If they’re stuck deciding between a few models, a test drive should easily clear up the confusion. Because this is their first car, they don’t quite know what they prefer in a car, so it’s also a nice teachable where you can tell them about the features of each car. When all is said and done though, the car itself isn’t what matters the most – it’s the memories you’ve built with your grad.
Have I told you guys how much I love Nursememama yet? Because I seriously do. I’m not lying about that title either, I really believe that their nursing bras are the best. I first reviewed this company's invention, Busy Tabs a few months ago, (which you can read about here) that are truly a game changer.
Since then, the founder of NurseMeMama has been doing all sorts of stuff to promote and encourage breastfeeding (because it’s not easy and if someone tells you that it is, chances are they’ve had at least a LITTLE struggle somewhere in there). I love that this brand is so supportive and lighthearted on their social media but keeps the conversation going because we NEED to talk about these things and support each other!! Seriously, any product that makes this whole momming-business easier is SO worth it.
I was really excited to hear that this company keeps coming out with more products and SUPER excited to hear that next up was a nursing bra! But, this is no ordinary nursing bra. This bra caters especially to newborn babies because when they’re fresh into the world, their eyesight kind of sucks. I didn’t really know about this until I had Rey and it made total sense. At an early age she did, however, become really interested in patterns. This is exactly the thought behind the Visy Bra - give the baby something up close, right in front of their face to focus on and suddenly their latch becomes better, so they eat better, they are entertained and the experience is easier on momma, too. GENIUS and it really works!
Besides the science behind the bras, these are also the most comfortable bra I’ve tried - nursing or not. The traditional nursing bra is a lot like a regular bra but with the little clip that you can use to pull down the cup, which is fine… but isn’t really comfortable and to be honest, when you’re in a pinch and baby is fussing and you’re in public not really that functional.
I like the Visy Bra’s design because you simply just pull the boob out far enough for baby to nurse and if you need to you can pull it really far out - but if you don't, you can have a little more privacy. Also, that fabric panel with all the cool patterns for baby on it actually gives you more coverage (and makes you look a little less like your nip is hanging out in front of your family members).
This bra is a racer back and I’ve found myself sleeping in it a lot because it is SO easy to dream feed in and has minimal seams so it’s super comfy. Have I mentioned this is the most comfortable bra ever? IT IS, OKAY!? If you don’t believe me I highly recommend you buy one and try prove me wrong. Or if you agree then you should just buy one and be forever comfortable. I’ve also found myself wearing this bra a lot during the day because it provides the coverage I need, is surprisingly really supportive for a fabric bra and let's face it, I don’t have many outfits that I can’t wear a racerback bra with these days.
I’ve even found myself wearing it to work, which is how I discovered an extra bonus to these bad boys - that same fabric panel for baby’s attention actually works geniously to hold my suction cups on my breast pump. YEP - this super comfortable nursing bra does it all. So let’s recap - buy this bra to help baby stay focused and therefore gets him/her a better latch, keeps you comfortable all day long, is perfect to sleep in/easy access for night feedings AND you can even wear it while pumping.
One last note on this bra, my boobs have changed A LOT in size from pre-baby to pregnancy and that fun engorgement stage to post-baby nad nursing. I still honestly don’t know my true bra size at the moment but I am small around and big in the bust so I didn’t know how that would work out on me. After talking to the super friendly and helpful customer service team I ended up getting a medium and it fits so good! So if you’re worried about size don’t be afraid to reach out.
I love my VISY nursing bras!
I definitely recommend this nursing bra and would love all new mamas to try them out - seriously, put this in your hospital bag or buy your friends one for their baby showers and you will be their forever favorite.
For more information, go to: https://www.nursememama.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
It is hard to believe that it is already August! We have had some very hot temperatures the last few days. As a mom, I am the go-to person who makes certain that my family is stocked up on SPFs. There is still plenty of summer left for camping and boating, and It is my job to make sure that I have plenty of sunscreen on hand for everyone.
My all-time favorite sunscreens are from Australian Gold. They feel amazing, smell wonderful, feature reef friendly formulas, and are perfect for the whole family!
Here are my favorites:
Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion
($12.99; Ulta Beauty and www.AustralianGold.com)
This non-chemical sunscreen lotion delivers a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel, while the subtle tint seamlessly blends into any skin tone, yet washes away with water. Specially designed for sensitive facial skin, this lotion won't clog pores and is fragrance free. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants from native Australian botanical ingredients, it allows you to enjoy the sun your way, protected from both UVA and UVB rays, and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Discover the non-greasy, non-sticky feel of the Australian Gold® Botanical Line and experience worry-free days in the sun!
Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen SPF 30 and SPF 50 Mineral Lotions
($14.99; Ulta Beauty and www.AustralianGold.com)
Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen SPF 30 and SPF 50 Natural Sprays
A refreshing, powdery-clean feel in a convenient 360° continuous spray. Features a non-sticky, antioxidant rich formula that provides UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection with Certified Organic Alcohol for a naturally luxurious sunscreen experience.
Australian Gold® Botanical Sunscreen SPF 50 Kids Mineral Lotion
($14.99; Ulta, CVS, Target and Walmart and www.AustralianGold.com)
Anultra-sensitive, quick absorbing, non-greasy, antioxidant rich formula that provides UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection made especially for kids. The InvisiTech™ Formula utilizes 100% mineral active ingredients Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to provide a non-chemical sun protection option, designed to spread on smoothly with a powder-like matte finish that’s never greasy or whitening. Now even the most discerning parents can have the confidence of knowing their children are protected against UVA and UVB rays through the use of only the finest and safest ingredients!
Benefits of these Australian Gold formulas:
- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVA Protection
- Water resistant for up to 80 minutes
- Reef Friendly formulas are free of Oxybenzone, Parabens, Phthalates, Petrolatum, PABA, SLS, BPA, Alcohol, Dyes and Oils
- Hypoallergenic, Pediatrician and Dermatologist Tested, Not tested on animals