Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy September! + a GIVEAWAY

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Today is the first day of September and that means a few things. One of those things is that it's getting closer to Halloween, which is closer to my birthday and of course, fall. September is also a really special month to me because it's Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month. If you haven't been around for long or aren't sure what's up, I have a spinal cord injury and it's very important for me to spread awareness about the injury.

I know for me personally, I had no idea about spinal cord injuries until I was told I had one and I feel like that's a pretty common thing. Most people don't know about spinal cord injuries or how they can happen.  I thought I would do something fun to help spread awareness this month.. so I've teamed up with some blogger friends to host giveaways all month long.

I would love to answer and questions you may have about spinal cord injuries or my injury personally. Feel free to leave comments below.

The first giveaway starts today and will run for a week. We will have a total of four giveaways with four different chances to win. Make sure to check the terms for more!

Good luck.




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Friday, August 21, 2015

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty: Romantics Palette Review + Swatches (VIDEO)


When this beautiful palette showed up at my doorstep a few days ago- my mouth dropped. These colors are so beautiful. I normally wouldn't reach for colors like these in my every day life- but I can't get over how beautiful these all are. I posted about it on my instagram and other social media and you guys begged for swatches- so I wanted to give that to you today!

I plan on creating a "date night" look using this palette- which will be filmed and on my YouTube channel. I would love if you stopped by and subscribed there! Watch the video to get my thoughts on the palette as a whole and swatches of each shadow.









Hope you guys enjoyed! Tell me your favorite color (or colors) in the comments! You can pick up this palette on It Cosmetics website in October 2015! It will retail for 42$
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Nontraditional Ways To Use Your Unused Pads!

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you have probably came across some posts where I talk about the fact that my bladder kind of has a mind of it's own. Every since my spinal cord injury in 2012, I've struggled with finding ways help prevent LBL (light bladder leakage). I tend to always wear some sort of protection under my clothes. When I first started looking into wearing pads as a form of protection, I would grab my old period pads and use those. Quickly I learned this was NOT the best use for them and I needed to find something that was made specifically for LBL. Poise pads offers exactly what I was looking for and made protection from LBL a lot easier. (get a FREE sample pack HERE)


So, what can I do with all those unused period pads laying around? Here's a few ideas I came up with. Let me know in the comments below what you'd do to #RecycleYourPeriodPad!

DONATE THEM:
- Donate any unused / unopened boxes to your local woman's shelter or homeless shelter. Make sure to call and see if they will accept these before trying to donate but I know if they do, these would come in handy!

MAKESHIFT COZY:
- If you are out on the lake or away from your home, you can use these as a quick way to keep your hands from being cold while holding drinks. They fit around perfectly!

CLEAN UP MESSES:
- If you're anything like me, you know the struggle that is spilling something. I'm so clumsy and I feel like I'm always making a mess. Using your unused pads to help clean up spills can be an easy way to clean up dirty messes without ruining your good washcloths. 

COMPRESSES:
- Have a cut + you're without a first aid kit? Grab an unused pad to use to compress any wound. I know I tend to carry around old pads more than I do a first aid kit so this one is insanely handy for me!


Don't forget to grab your FREE samples here! 
What are some other fun ways you can use your unused pads? Let me know in the comments. 

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