A Giveaway Too! Win a set of Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Products!

Guys! Live Clean is celebrating its passion for Argan Oil with the introduction of two of their most popular products – Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Argan Oil Restorative Conditioner in a new 750 mL size! You all know I’m a HUGE Live Clean Fan-it’s probably one of the few brands that I really love every product I try, and I repurchase pretty much everything I ever show you. Everything.

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Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner

 

Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner re-nourishes, replenishes, restores-the three Rs of Argan Oil! Argan Oil of course is rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants and Vitamin E.  Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner are enriched with 100% pure Argan Oil, Certified Organic Grape Seed and Olive Oil to add shine, long term conditioning and smoothing without weighing your hair down at all. If you have frizzy hair like me, then this shampoo will change your life I swear. Why? Well, Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner don’t contain silicone which has traditionally been the mainstay in all smoothing, de-frizzing and shining hair products. Your hair will be SO much healthier, I promise. And this new bigger and better 750 ml size is fantastic. The pump makes me so happy too!

In cleansing and body moisturizing products, such as Live Clean Argan Oil Replenishing Body Wash, Liquid Hand Soap and Replenishing Body Lotion, Argan Oil is both nourishing and deeply moisturizing.  And Live Clean’s Body Washes are AMAZING. As is their hand soaps and moisturizer too. I don’t even bother buying any other hand soaps anymore. Why would I?

Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Product Line

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Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Products

And just to remind you, ALL Live Clean products are plant-based, pure-vegan and never tested on animals. They are Petroleum, Paraben, Mineral Oil, SLS and Sulfate free AND packaged in recyclable, biodegradable ingredients. Clearly, Live Clean is a winning company that we ALL need to pay more attention to! You can find Live Clean products at Walmart, London Drugs, Shopper’s Drug Mart and Well.ca.

If you cringe like I do at the cost of that OTHER famous Argan Oil product line that starts with the word Moroccan  :P , then try these! Just as good, but like 1/4 of the price!

Visit www.live-clean.com to get the whole scoop on one of my favourite brands!

Win Me! Win Me!

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Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Products

 

Here’s the prize package that Live Clean has so generously given for one lucky reader to win!

  • One Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo, 750 mL  –  Suggested retail, $12.99
  • One Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Conditioner, 750 mL   –   Suggested retail, $12.99
  • One Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Body Lotion, 500 mL  –  Suggested retail, $6.99
  • One Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Body Wash, 500 mL –  Suggested retail, $6.99
  • One Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Liquid Hand Soap, 500 mL  –  Suggested retail, $4.99

The Total Value of the prize pack is $45! Wahoo!

Just enter using the easy Rafflecopter Widget below. Sorry, the giveaway is open only to Canadians though! The giveaway will run for 1 week, so whatcha’ waiting for? DO IT! Good luck!

Canadian Residents only please!

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Two consecutive blog posts! I’m on a roll! 😀 😀

Mattes are where it’s at lately with lipsticks. But, in the summer there’s nothing better than a pretty, glossy lip, amiright’? YES.

Glosses are not my cuppa’ tea. Most are sticky, and I don’t really like sticky things on my lips. But a lipstick that feels like a balm, yet leaves an oh-so-pretty shine that’s not sticky and doesn’t catch and stick to my hair on a windy day?

Nudestix comes in for the WIN you guys.

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms $28.00 each

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms are a super-moisturizing lip balm from the much loved -every-makeup-product-in-a-stick brand, which I personally LOVE. I really love the brand. I love the whole concept of minimal makeup in a stick. When they finally come out with a foundation, I’m going full throttle NUDESTIX you guys. What else do you need, right?

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NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms in Haven, Luxe, Rebel

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms are formulated with over 30% ultra-hydrating, lip-protecting plant lipids that are sourced from rapeseed, sunflower, cotton seed, and soybean, and vitamin E as an antioxidant. They are kinda’ awesome! They are so smooth, lovely, pigmented and last a not bad time for a shiny lippie. Kinda’ in love with them. Yup.

Haven is natural lip nude that’s perfection!

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NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms: Haven

I used to be able to wear loads of nude lipstick shades in the past, but it’s oh so much trickier with grey hair now. Haven is perfect! Just enough peach to make it wearable for me! And for most people too I’m guessing.

Luxe is described as a just kissed fresh pink-nude, but to me it’s just an easy to wear light coral. Perfect for any day of the week!

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NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms: Luxe

Rebel is the perfect pink. PERFECT. It’s in my purse. Permanently. And I will replace it when I am done. #promise

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NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms: Rebel

Now to be honest, I haven’t tried these on my cheeks. I’m way too enamoured with how they wear and look on my lips and don’t want to share them with my cheeks, especially Rebel. Dudes, you see my cheeks-they are HUGE. I don’t want to waste any of these NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms’ goodness on those ample babies! LIPS ONLY. But, the texture does remind me of the Stila Convertible Colors just thinner and not so heavy feeling, so I bet they’d be awesome on the cheeks, because boy, do I love those too!

If you’re looking for the perfect summer lipstick, Rebel is what you need. If you STILL have ignored me and haven’t tried anything from NUDESTIX, please oh please get Rebel! And then come back here and let me tell you I TOLD YOU SO.  😛

Have you tried anything from NUDESTIX yet? Yeah, Yeah I know, I wish they’d ditch the container and sharpener they sell with every product too so that the price would drop. Maybe someday they will. In the meantime, I’m happy to support a Canadian brand that makes awesome products!

I have a lot of sneakers. It’s kind of a testament to my lifestyle I guess. Even though I’m a chubby girl, I’m an ACTIVE chubby girl. I like to move, because someday I might have limited mobility. #MSsucks

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Hiking is one my favourite things ever, and if you follow me on Instagram, then you know that. I thought I’d start sharing some of my fave sneakers for my various fun times, because lordy-I got a LOT of sneakers. And I’m always looking for more! 😛

Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe

Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe

Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe (about $130-but I’ve found mine for under $100 at Famous Footwear)

You gotta love Columbia, right? I mean it’s the brand that just screams hiking and being outdoors. I was looking for a hiking shoe to wear for city hikes, as Edmonton has a lot of hiking trails. It’s kind of cool actually, and one of the many reasons I love living here. The Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe is a durable, waterproof hiker that has a lightweight cushioned midsole so it’s got just enough cushioning. The outsole has great traction too, which is what I need in case it rains. It’s been raining a lot here lately, and I don’t like slipping and sliding on trails.

The Upper is a combination of suede leather, mesh and webbing, which makes them really comfy. There’s loads of room in the toe box too, which I especially like for hiking. If I want to wear a thicker pair of socks, I can! And if I don’t? Well, they still fit fine. PLUS they are so breathable, because my feet? SWEAT. LOTS.

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Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoes-see? lots of room for toes to move!

The Midsole of the Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe is made of Techlite™, which means it’s a lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return. I have high arches, so I need a lot of cushioning. If my sneakers don’t have enough cushioning, my arches ache like a mofo after long hikes and walks. I have no aches or pains when I wear my Redmonds.

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Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoes

I also get blisters really easily (whiny feet or what hey?). Pretty much every pair of sneakers or shoes will give me blisters, but not the Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoes. I’ve had none at all, so YAY! The high backs really help with that blister problem. I have narrow heels for a girl that’s 5’10”.  My heels often slip in shoes, hence the blister problem. But because the Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe has a high heel backing, my heels are protected and cushioned, and just feel great no matter how long I walk.

Yup! I love my Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoes! I also love the grey and orchid pink colour combo going on. Matches my hair HAHA!

Would I wear these sneakers up in the mountains? Hmmm-nope to be honest. I feel that the outsole isn’t rigid enough and I’d feel every crag and crevice. But for city hiking? Or hiking in the forest like at Elk Island? They’re perfect! Worth every penny! You can order them online HERE.

Do you wear a lot of sneakers too? I’m finding I don’t wear much else anymore. Maybe it’s because I’m aging? Maybe I love my feet being comfy? Maybe. But more likely it’s because I like to be prepared to be active at any time I’m out and about!

When You Find A Sunscreen So Good You Give Up Makeup

So, if you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, then you know I was in California last week. We went back to move Marky out of the hell house she was living in and store her stuff until we drive her back at the end of August. Right now she doesn’t have anywhere to live, but it does look like it won’t be much of a problem. She has two friends that she’ll be living with that are looking. Fingers crossed!

Anyways, you know how a lot of people do those “What Makeup I Packed” posts? Yeah, I’m not sure I’ve ever done one to be honest? But I thought I’d show you what I brought with me to California.

This is my travel makeup bag. I like it. I don’t take a lot of makeup when I travel, so this works for me. It just opens up like a bowl and I can see everything easily.

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And here’s what was inside:

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My favourite tinted moisturizer from Algenist(you can only get in the USA), concealers, eyeshadow pencils, mascara, Hourglass Diffused Ambient Lighting Powder, RMS liquid Luminizer, Becca beach Blush in Fig and a few brushes.

I WORE NONE OF IT. NONE. OF. IT.

Yep, that’s right. We left on Wednesday AM and I was wearing pretty much what you see there. And that was the last day I wore makeup. The whole time we were in California the temperature ranged from 38C in Disneyland to 45C in Valencia where Marky goes to College. HOW can you guys who live in such high heat keep wearing makeup when it’s HELL outside? I just couldn’t do it. But, what I did care about was protecting my face from the insane sun!

This is what I wore on my face the whole 5 day trip:

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CyberDERM The Sunscreen Company

Have you heard of Cyberderm and their sunscreens before? Neither had I, until they contacted me and WOW I’m so glad they found me! These two sunscreens are AWESOME.

CyberDERM sunscreens belong to a new school of sunscreen formulations borrowed from 20 years of Aussie research. The concept of using Zinc Oxide instead of chemical sunscreens with a high SPF has only recently began to hit North America. Now I’m not gonna start debating about the badness of chemical sunscreens here-that’s not my job and to be honest I’m not a full believer that they’re hormone disruptors and all that. BUT, I do prefer a mineral sunscreen on my face. I think they work better at preventing sunburn, and they last longer too. Zinc Oxide protects against the longest wavelengths of UVA where most other sunscreens fail to protect. And that’s why I like them for my face.

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CyberDERM The Sunscreen Company

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: But Tracy, mineral sunscreens are so heavy, greasy, and leave a white cast on my face. Not CyberDERM! CyberDERM formulates sunscreens that you just HAVE to try and you won’t believe that they are a mineral sunscreen. I for sure didn’t! They feel silky, and have a transparent finish-NO WHITE CAST left on your skin at all! Simply the BEST sunscreens ever.

CyberDERM Every Morning Sun Whip SPF25($38)

This one is great for everyday use. I used it on the days we were moving-so in and out of the house. It has 15% Zinc Oxide and 7.5% Octinoxate(which absorbs UV-B rays from the sun). It’s perfect for all skin types, even oily and acne-prone skin. It leaves a cashmere matte finish that’s soothing and won’t irritate the most sensitive of skins. I did try this at home under makeup and it doesn’t interfere with makeup application at all and makes a great base. It’s a must have for me now, and I use it every day.

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CyberDERM The Sunscreen Company

CyberDERM Simply Zinc Sun Whip SPF 30($38)

This is a pure physical sunscreen, that contains 22% certified organic Zinc Oxide in a hydrating Olive Oil base. It sounds like it’d be heavy and greasy as heck, but nope. It’s a bit thicker than the Every Morning one, but it still apples smoothly and easily and absorbs quite quickly. I think my skin looks a bit shinier than when I use the Every Morning, but nothing like other mineral sunscreens I’ve tried in the past. No white cast at all! This is a great sunscreen if you have drier skin(like me) and if you have really sensitive skin(like me). It’s also a great choice for those of you that suffer from Melasma or hyperpigmentation(like me again LOL) because it gives strong and consistent protection against UVA and UVB rays. Simply Zinc also gives you some anti-aging benefits since the olive oil provides some anti-oxidants and for good measure, CyberDERM added some tetra-peptides in there for a bonus. This is the sunscreen I wore when I was at Disneyland all day. And I mean walking around outside-ALL DAY. I applied in the morning, and was fine all day long. Honestly, you should reapply to make sure you get consistent protection, but like I said, I find that mineral sunscreens last longer on me so I didn’t feel the need to. I didn’t get a sunburn at all, and more importantly-no BREAKOUTS. My skin hates the combination of high heat and sunscreen and whenever I’m in California, I usually break out. Not this time!

CyberDERM sunscreens are amazing and I urge you to pick one up. You’ll love them. You can find them online at Detox Market, or from the CyberDERM website HERE.

I wish I had found CyberDERM sunscreens earlier before I plunked down cash for another expensive sunscreen. Sigh. Such is life, hey?

As a blogger, I take a LOT of pictures of my face. It’s almost sickening to be honest, and it’s really the weirdest thing ever to have to keep looking at your face on your computer all the time. And it’s even weirder I tell ya’, because sometimes I take a pic and think-THAT does not look like me at all… WTF. Like this one:

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Backtalk

I don’t know, but that pic doesn’t look or feel like me at all. I look snotty, aloof. And if you’ve ever met me? You know I’m neither of those things.

BTW, I’m wearing Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk in that snotty pic. It’s the perfect pinky mauve lipstick. I bought three of the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in California, and wow I love them all. Get one of the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in the Comfort Matte formula you guys-so comfy, and not drying at all! And lasts forever and a day on your lips too with a nice fade.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipsticsk: Weirdo(cream, Criminal(comfort matte) and Backtalk(comfort matte)

But the pics I take of my face as a warm up? Yeah, see that’s something us bloggers-or at least some of us-or maybe just weirdo me do! I take “warm up pics” to get into the whole “MOOD” of taking face pics. Smizing takes some practice!

This is usually what my warm up face pics look like:

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YUP. DAT is ME. The REAL Tracy.

What’s the point of all this? I think I’m trying to show you that what you see on blogs, instagram, twitter-ain’t always real. A lot of pics are doctored to heck. I personally, don’t doctor or fix my pics to look perfect -I don’t care enough to do that HAHA. Seriously, that’s really the main reason. And the other reason is- that I’m just too LAZY. Editing pictures is one of the most time consuming parts of blogging that I detest. DE-TEST. I hate it. LOTS. Can you tell? 😛 So, I try not to do it so much. I try not to do much of anything that’s not all that fun. Someone once told me that once something you love doing isn’t fun anymore then it’s time to stop doing it and try something else. I kind of agree. Life is too short to keep doing things that aren’t fun, right?

But every so often, I somehow take a picture that looks like ME-like REALLY ME.

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Chubby cheeks, wrinkles around the eyes and upper cheeks, smiley bright eyes-this is ME. This is what I look like in real life. At least I think so? And it’s a more realistic picture of me. But a lot of the time, this true version of me doesn’t come across in pictures for some reason.

Why? Well, I think a lot of it has to so with the amount of makeup I’m wearing. Compared to that first photo(and honestly it’s not a huge difference, but just enough) I’m wearing minimal makeup. Like very little. I’m wearing Sappho Organics Foundation, which is amazing and probably the most skin-like foundation I’ve ever tried. If ya’d like a more in-depth review, let me know and I will oblige. The brighter lip shade makes a HUGE diff too, don’t ya’ think? As I get older, I notice a brighter lipstick makes a HUGE difference on me. Less bronzer too. Less of EVERYTHING looks better I think. And warmer shades of makeup- everything on my face is just warmer toned in general in that pic.Even the lighting is warmer. Cooler tones and shades seem to age me these days.

And the other thing that makes a difference too? Is how much sleep and exercise I get. I need lots of sleep to be able to function-more than the average person I’ve come to realize. It’s probably because of my MS that I require more rest, but I need at LEAST 8 hours-more like 9 or 10 hours to feel and look my best. And, the more rest I get, the younger I look in pictures, which I assume translates into real life as well.

Less makeup, a pop of bright lipstick, exercise, and sleep! These are the things that make a difference in how I look and feel. And those are the things I’m going to make sure I keep on doing from now on.

What are the things that make YOU look and feel your best? And have you tried the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks yet? I want about 5 more GEEZ.

So, here’s a thing you kind of take for granted if you work: Dental Insurance. When you retire? You have to PAY for those little perks out of your own pocket. And yeah, I know, you do pay for them when you are employed, but your employer also kicks in some money(usually quite a bit more than you do) for your benefits. When you retire and want to keep those take-for-granted benefits? HUGE STICKER SHOCK my friends. HUGE. As you know, my hubby Terry retired last year. And that means you are looking at a family that no longer has dental insurance. We decided that when it was time to go to the dentist, we’d just swallow the cost out of our own pocket from now on. But we live in Alberta, the land of non-regulated dental fees which means we pay the highest prices in Canada for dental work. #IHateGovernmentDeregulation

Crest Pro-Health HD

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Crest Pro-Health HD

What am I trying to say? Well, taking care of our teeth has become a top health priority around here now! We need to lengthen the time between dental visits, because LORDY, getting your teeth cleaned and checked out costs a minimum of $450! And that’s why I was more than happy to give the new Crest Pro-Health HD a try.

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Crest Pro-Health HD

Crest Pro-Health HD  is the biggest breakthrough in toothpaste since fluoride, because the two-step process isolates key ingredients so that they can perform at their peak. I don’t know about you, but those toothpastes that claim they do 50 things barely do ONE thing. I like this idea of having a toothpaste that does ONE specific thing, and then another toothpaste that does something else. No more watering down of ingredients! It’s a a whole new oral health experience I’ll tell ya!

Two steps means that there are TWO PRODUCTS you use in this new healthy teeth habit. And yes, this two step process is worth it I promise!

Step One is an anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis paste which helps improve gum health by treating gingivitis. Go ahead and brush with Step One. It’s kind of cool and feels like you just got your teeth cleaned by the dental hygienist without the huge price tag. It’s a bit of a grainier toothpaste and not unpleasant at all in taste or feel.

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Crest Pro-Health HD

You brush for 1 minute with Step 1, then you spit but DO NOT RINSE your mouth. It’s weird I know, but trust me, if I can do it YOU can too.

Step Two is a whitening gel. Load up your brush with the clear gel, which is formulated to whiten and polish teeth without ANY kind of pain at all. I do find it a tad drying for my mouth, but any kind of whitening tooth product does that to me. Plus, my mouth is always dry because of medications I take for Multiple Sclerosis, so you don’t have to worry so much about it. Terry doesn’t notice anything. What I love is that this is teeth whitening that’s painless, so YAY Crest! Thank you!

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Crest Pro-Health HD

You brush for one minute with Step 2 and you can rinse afterwards this time! And rinse well I say because you’ve been brushing your teeth for a full two minutes for once in your life.  😛

To be honest, I was kind of hesitant to test out Crest Pro-Health HD when it showed up. Step One I was ok with, but Step Two scared me because my teeth are so sensitive and don’t like whitening products. Whitening strips hurt my teeth a lot so I don’t partake in that easy way to whiten your teeth whenever you like. But, I finally worked up the nerve and gave the two-step system a try and I LIKE IT A LOT. I noticed a difference in the look and feel of my teeth after just two days of using the Crest Pro-Health HD. Wahoo!! And my teeth are looking and feeling so much healthier now. I’ve got Terry and Marky (who is home from college for the summer) using the system and they love it as well.

A family that brushes with Crest Pro-Health HD keeps the dental bills away! You can find your new healthy oral routine of Crest Pro-Health HD at most retailers across Canada right now.

“Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Crest / P&G and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

Oh, and P.S this is NOT a toothpaste for kids to use at all! Only adults please and thank you!

Are you lucky enough to have great dental insurance? Are you pretty diligent about your oral health too?

Hey how YOU doin’?

Thanks for listening to my last rant….I’m a ranty blogger, what can I say? And when something bothers me, it bothers me A LOT, and I need to talk about it…errr…write about it haha.  But, like a few of you told me-I shouldn’t care what anybody else is doing. And… you are right. I’m gonna be more like Dumbledore in these comics I love:

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From now on, I’m just gonna ignore the stupid stuff, and just stick to doing what I do best: being Tracy. I love all of you A LOT. I’ve even gotten emails from some of you, which has made me feel SO MUCH BETTER, so thank you everyone. I’m just gonna put some blinders on, and move forward and stop worrying about other people’s integrity. I don’t know why I have in the past, but I guess it’s because I’m descended from Kozaks and we can’t stand any kind of bullshit. I honestly should have been a cop or a lawyer-that would have appeased my injustice hating soul!

Like I said in my last post, I’ve been thinking a lot more about life. When you are my age, you kind of start to wonder how much time you’ve got left hanging around this solar system. And when you start thinking like that, you start wondering about what you WANT to do with that time you got left. This pretty much sums up my #lifegoals right now:

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These are the things I want more of in my life! And these are the things I’m going to write more about on Beauty Reflections. And still beauty, because heck that’s still something I love. I’ve revamped my header menu which now reflects the topics that Beauty Reflections will be about from now on. Makeup and skincare is still up there, because hello, that’s my hobby still and I do like finding products that actually work and sharing them with you all. But there will be changes oh yes indeedy.

Disclosure Timey!

Like I’ve said before, makeup don’t pay the bills, yo. I don’t ‘live’ off of Beauty Reflections, but I do have bills to pay for the blog(self-hosted blogging isn’t cheap and everything is in US dollars so add 30 cents onto every dollar for me). So I hope you understand that occasionally I might do a sponsored post, but I always clearly mark them that way. And I usually only do them for things that I like anyways, so they’re never something that I wouldn’t WANT to write about and share anyways. I have a sponsored post coming up in a couple of weeks about a new toothpaste that I signed up for. It’s a toothpaste hey, what’s not to like right? 😛  And I have one more Brandbacker post to write(they don’t pay me-I just get a sample) but it’s for the brand Farmacy, and I love their products and use quite a few of them already in my skincare routine. But, in all honesty, that sponsored toothpaste post will be the last one you’ll see for a long time, as I’ve opted out of most ‘sponsored’ networks now, except for ShopBop. That one I will keep for the time being(although I think it’s going to disappear soon because I don’t really give them much traffic) as it helps me keep Marky clothed in expensive California. Christ, jeans are freakin’ expensive! AND LASTLY, as for PR products, I don’t get a lot these days, so I’ll continue to work with those brands that still love me and aren’t afraid of honest reviews, which is like FIVE BRANDS I think….HAHAHAHA. #kickedtothecurb #thatswhatIgetForSpeakingMyMind #IDontCare #MyLastFuckIsGiven

So cheers my friends! And if I’ve disappointed you with this direction-hey-it’s not like there aren’t 3 million other beauty blogs that churn out review after review out there in the interents ya’ know. Go on, find another, it isn’t all that hard I promise. I just can’t keep up anymore with the beauty blogging newness, so this won’t be the blog to look for reviews on most of the new products that keep coming out. #beinghonestfeelsGOOD

But, if you’re interested in watching this ranty, wine-lovin’, zumba’ dancing, mountain loving crazy lady age as gracefully and as beautifully as she can while reflecting on life, makeup, sunsets and just having fun? Then you’ve found it:

The New Beauty Reflections.