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RESTORE YOUR SKIN FOR SUMMER WITH DOVE

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Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for an honest review. 
Dove is not just soap; it's so much more. Dove is a beauty bar. Because Dove is about more than just soap.
It is called a Beauty Bar fir a reason. Dove has not only your health and hygiene in mind while creating their soaps to keep you feeling and looking beautiful. Ordinary soap and even premium soap bars can strip skin of its essential nutrients. Dove avoids this. As the most recommended beauty bar by dermatologists, the Dove Beauty Bar provides superior care that other premium cleansing soap bars do not. After just one use of these Beauty Bars, I could feel a difference in my skin. Dove Beauty Bars contain DEFI technology, a unique blend of mild cleansers that leaves the skin soft and smooth; proven to be milder than soap. My skin has never been better since I started using Dove Beauty Bars.
Washing with regular soap causes the dry, tight, and sometimes irritating feeling which many people mistake for clean…

BE THE BELLE OF THE BALL WITH JOHN FRIEDA

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for this post.

It's officially summer! And that means plenty of graduation parties! Whether you have graduated grade school, high school, or college, you'll want to look amazing on your important night and party afterward! John  Frieda has come up with five simple steps to help you look great during your graduation ceremony or party!

      Start with wet hair and apply John Frieda Frizz Ease Clearly Defined Styling Gel straight to the root, using a tail comb to section the hair and applying the gel every 2 inches to keep the roots as smooth as possible. Then, work the gel through the lengths and ends of the hair
·        Next, use a wire brush to pull the hair up to the top of the crown. Using a comb, smooth out any bumps and flyaways before tying the hair with a bungee hair tie
·        Brush out the tail of the pony and begin to twist it into the desired knot shape. Once the shape is achieved, pin it down as discretely as p…

REVIEW: BOOKCASE.CLUB

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Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for an honest review.

BookCase.Club offers two amazing books a month for the low price of $9.99(USD). I love the price of this box because most books cost around $16(USD) on their own! With BookCase.Club, I essentially get two books for about $5(USD); this is one price I have yet to see another company beat! You can find BookCase.Club on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. If you received your own BookCase.Club case this month, be sure to post your pictures to my Facebook Fan Page. For more information about this May's box or about any other boxes, visit BookCase.Club on the web.

The first book I received was Reborn by C.C. Hunter. The main character, Della, comes to Shadow Falls to embrace her magical talents and stop evil, but, as she steps into her supernatural abilities, she will also discover the power of her own heart- and just how much she will do for love. Watch as Della explores a dangerous love, a forbidden love, a supernatur…

SUN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FROM LITTLE LEAVES CLOTHING COMPANY

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are the property of Little Leaves Clothing Company.

Sun-protective playwear is a must have for the summer. With skin cancer a constant concern in today's society, one can never be too careful, especially when it comes to their children. Little Leaves Clothing Company was developed by a dermatologist and a pediatrician: the two people you can trust when it comes to your kid's skin, but this isn't just about your kids; it's about you too. Little Leaves offers a small array of adult clothing that works just as well as their children's line, which blocks 99% of cancer-causing radiation. The ultra-soft, hypoallergenic, bamboo fabric is perfect for children and adults with sensitive skin or for those who just enjoy a comfier fit. Not only does this fabric block out harmful rays, Little Leaves Clothing Company's clothing is made from a lightweight, breather, moisture-wicking, and odor-b…

LAZY GIRLS' GUIDE TO GETTING READY

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Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for this post.

Waking up is difficult. Period. Springing out of bed in the morning is the hardest part of my day. Whether it's fixing my hair or covering up under eye puffiness, I know John Frieda and Ban will leave me feeling refreshed - even if I do hit the snooze button.

One product from John Frieda that really helps me getting ready quickly is the Luxurious Volume Dry Shampoo. This product is so simple to use and style with. Just spritz a little into hair for body that lasts all day! This dry shampoo gives an uplifting boost of volume that was able to keep up with my busy lifestyle. The revitalizing, repowering formula instantly refreshes, revives and restores limp locks, while also absorbing dirt and oil for hair that feels clean, healthy and light.

John Frieda also offers their Frizz Ease Air Dry Waves; a product perfect for those lazy girls looking for soft, luscious, touchable air-dry waves that won't collapse when you run…

REVIEW: HARD CANDY COSMETICS

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Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for an honest review.

Hard Candy Cosmetics recently released their limited edition expert creme wand from their color correct line! Ever since I first heard about color correcting, I was super interested in trying it out, not only to see if the product worked but to see if color correcting itself worked.

For those who do not know, color correcting is done to the face prior to foundation in order to fix certain ailments better than ordinary foundation. For example, green and yellow are used to reduce redness whereas pink and lavender are used to neutralize dullness. Peach and orange can also be used to aid with dark circles. After trying this product out, I can say the color correcting really does work, and I instantly noticed a difference after using.

Application can always be tough-no matter the product. This creme has an easy wand with brush applicator that makes putting on makeup easier than ever.

With six different shades, there is d…

REVIEW: POPPYANDDOT

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Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of poppyanddot.

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I received the Solid and Floral Cross Keyhole Top from poppyanddot in a grey medium. There are a lot of things that I just absolutely adore about this shirt. The first being the contrasting sleeves and bodice. A play off the common baseball tee, this shirt takes the contrasting solid and floral patterns and combines them to create a more stylish, practical shirt for women. The floral design itself is insanely popular right now and this shirt is a quick and easy way to become trendy and keep your closet up to date on the latest and greatest in the world of women's fashion. Another super trendy aspect of this shirt is the cross top. The cross is less of a necessity and more of a fashion statement. Although they are not as popular as floral tops, cross tops are on the rise, and I predict them to become increasingly popular over as the summer progresses…

FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE: THE BEST GOLF BOX ON EARTH

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Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of  Swinger Box.

I received the Single Swinger Box from Swinger Box. This relatively inexpensive product makes a wonderful Father's Day gift! I gave this box to my dad as an early Father's Day gift to get his opinion on the products contained. He absolutely loved the glove! He found the inclusion of it to be unexpectedly amazing! He also said it was a perfect fit and loved the high-quality material. From what I can tell, my dad was super pleased to receive this box as a gift.

Although my dad was really amazed by the glove, there was more than that in the box. This box contained all of the following: Six Premium Balls, all given "Gold" ratings on the Golf Digest® HotList. ONE Tour-Feel Swinger Glove, 20 Swinger height-marked tees. 3-1/4", sunblock, Balm (SPF 15) and poker-chip ball marker. For a golfer, this is just what they need for a day out on the course!

Whether you&#…

REVIEW: HARD CANDY

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review.

Just this Spring, Hard Candy launched their Glamoflauge line which included their mix-in drops line. From this line, I received their Turn Me Matte. This is a brand new product from Hard Candy. Like most makeup products, these drops are designed to be used on your face. Like with all face products, I was worried about potential breakouts, but, luckily, none occurred. These liquid matte drops come in one nearly invisible shade and retail for $6.00(USD). Typically, I do not like to spend more than $10.00(USD) on any one makeup product, so I consider this product to be reasonably priced. Still confused on what exactly this product does? It is a liquid mattifier that can be added to your moisturizer or foundation to leave a matte finish on skin, reduce pores, and control oil for all day wear. For those who love a matte look, this is a must have! This can be used alone, under makeup, or as a liquid mattifier. I used …

ST. LOUIS INSPIRED STREET WEAR

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of Arch Apparel.

The first product I received was the Unisex City Circle shirt in Red Triblend and in a small. I found the sizing to be perfect and the color to be vibrant and beautiful! This shirt is a perfect style for both men and women and is super comfortable. Whether you stay in or go out, this is a perfect shirt for you!

I also received the City Circle Dad Style Baseball Cap in Black. I found this cap to be absolutely adorable and went well with a lot of my outfits. The black color is just light enough to work well with a lot of spring outfits! The low profile look allowed me to look like a natural hat wearer even though I rarely wear them. The visor helped protect from the sun, and the buckle closure allows the hat to fit a wide variety of people.

As someone from the St. Louis area, Arch Apparel helped give me a sense of community and can help you feel like a resident of St. Louis t…

FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE: ATHLETIC FIT DRESS SHIRTS

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of State and Liberty.

I received the JVR shirt from State and Liberty. Upon first glance, I knew that this dress shirt company would be the perfect place to get nice, high-quality dress shirts. With Father's Day rapidly approaching, now is the time to purchase. True to size, this shirt is a must have for every working man. Crafted from State and Liberty's Althetic Performance Fabric, this shirt is light, soft, and stretchy. It serves as a wonderful summer dress shirt. At first, the shirt did appear a bit casual to me, but once my dad paired it with a tie, I saw that it could make a bold summer statement. Dads care about fashion too after all! The triple gingham and black packet is sure to get your dad plenty of compliments-both at the office and at home! The design is flattering on nearly everybody! This shirt also contians a hidden button collar to ensure collars stand crisp and ta…

MODEST SKIRTS, TOPS, AND DRESSES

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of She Traveled.

I received three shirts from She Traveled: the Alexandria Top in Periwinkle, the banjul top in navy floral, and the dakar top in plaid.  Everything I received was a medium. The Alexandria quickly became one of my favorites. I have looked far and wide to even find a shirt that can even begin to compete with it. I love the top's modest look and roominess. I never felt constricted or confined -or even immodest- while wearing it. While I do see this top easily being dressed up, personally, I enjoyed dressing it down by wearing it with leggings and some simple flats. This shirt had a perfect fit! Next, I received the Banjul Top. Just wearing this shirt made me feel happy! The bright colors made it perfect for spring and summer looks. The navy allows the shirt to be bright without being overly bright. The soft fabric and perfect fit put this shirt at the top of my favorite sh…

MULTI-WAY DRESSES

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of In One Clothing.

I received a purple maxi dress with a matching bandeau top. This dress is honestly one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen. It is designed to be flattering for every body type, and I can testify and say that it certainly made me look wonderful. Because the dress is so multifunctional, I was able to design it to fit whatever activities I was doing that day. The matching top was wonderful to wear underneath the dress or just on its own.

In One Clothing offers a variety of colors, so you are sure to find something that looks amazing on you! I received my dress in purple. The color was deep and rich. It produced a royal aura and offers an air of elegance and integrity. With 14 different ways to wear this dress, I can't think of a single way to not wear this dress! The variety of ways to wear this dress along with the beautiful colors ensures that most schemes …

SPRING BEAUTY

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I am so happy in introduce showerfoam from Dove. If you haven't heard of this product yet, you are certainly in for a treat.

Dove is introducing its brand new Shower Foam, its first foaming body wash with a soft, airy lather for superior care. The lather was ideal, and after using this product, it is so hard to go back to regular soap. A first-of-its-kind body wash from dove, New Shower Foam is the personal care brand's next biggest innovation in skin cleansing. This is the best product Dove has come out with in quite a long time. Women can delight in a shower experience like no other with a specialized formula that gently nourishes skin. My skin felt better than amazing after just one use! The combination of a new formula and self-foaming pump creates an instant, lasting lather that is soft to the touch and leaves you feeling uplifted. This product improved both my physical and mental health.

Ready to k…

REFRESH, RELAX, REVIVE

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Picture is property of Cratejoy.

This month's theme of bathBLISSbox was: Hope Endures. I find this to be a truly fitting them for late April/ early May. As the summer rolls around, we often lose ourselves in work and yearn to be somewhere-or someone- else. This month's box truly did keep me hopeful.

bathBlLISSbox offers a variety of luxury bath and body items! Be sure to check out their website after you read the review.
This month, I received six items in my box. The first was Via Mercato Soap No4. This soap had a classic floral scent(violets, magnolia, and amber). Floral scents are perfect for Spring! Enriched with skin-caring ingredients like Shea Butter, Glycerin, Italian Olive Oil, and Coconut Oil, this soap gently removed dirt and grime and left my skin feeling loved! This soap was perfect! Next, I received the Spring Rain Soap in super green fragrance. This was my favorite thing found in the box. It smelled…

THE #1 ACTIVEWEAR SUBSCRIPTION BOX

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review.

I have reviewed a variety of subscription boxes, and I can safely say that Ellie is-by far- my favorite.

I received the ambition capri in magenta muse abstract paint in my box. Typically, I am not a huge fan of capris, but I really loved these. These were black with a design on the bottom third with a small mesh section directly above it. Leggings like this are really in style right now, and I love how Ellie helped me look more fashionable at the gym. Even though these are workout leggings, I do enjoy wearing them just around the house. In fact, they are so comfortable, that I am wearing them right now! I also received a hand therapy set in rapture rose. I never knew I needed these until I got the Ellie box. They have greatly improved my hand health and were much appreciated! Next, I received the Paula Sport Bra in black. This is a unique sports bra because it has the straps of an ordinary bra with the support o…

LIVE CLEAN AND ECO-FRIENDLY

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for this post.

With Earth Day just two weekends ago, I am still trying to find ways to stay eco-friendly. At the same time, however, I do not want to give up the luxuries I have. Live Clean is a great solution. So, what is Live Clean?

Live Clean is a brand with a simple vision: to create bath and body products that celebrate natural beauty and honor the Earth. Instantly, I knew that this was a brand that had the same values and beliefs that I did. I always love stumbling across a morally-conscious brand. Live Clean uses plant-based ingredients to create gentle and effective products. For instance, normal soaps typically dry out my hands, but Live Clean's product left my hands feeling moisturized and soft.

Live Clean offers naturally-based ingredients.Naturally-based ingredients are healthier than artificial ones; they are also better for the Earth. Grounded in respect for the environment, Live Clean products are made of 98% rene…

FASHION? MEET MODESTY

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for my honest review. Pictures are property of Virtuous Prom.

Personally, I am a huge fan of fashion. As you can see from my blog, there is nothing I love more than wearing clothing that makes me feel and look beautiful; however, I have grown tired of the immodest options that clothing companies are constantly forcing down my throat. When I stumbled across Virtuous Prom, I knew that this was the perfect website for me. It offered clothing and accessories that were modestly beautiful.

The first product that I would love to talk about is the Rose headpiece. Upon first glance, I can see that this product is perfect for proms or weddings- or even just another formal event. The ribbon(you can pick the color!) fit perfectly, and I was very pleased with the sizing. Going into more detail, this headpiece is made with gorgeous silver rhinestones and crystals and finished with a ribbon tie for a simple, yet breathtaking, look. This beautiful h…

A MUST FOR MODEST CLOSETS

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Picture is property of Kosher Casual.

Kosher Casual combines modesty with the fashion styles of the modern world. A perfect example of this is the Calf length Skirt I received.

As I mentioned, the skirt I received is calf-length and in black. This particular style is perfect for spring weather. It allowed me to be modest, feminine, and beautiful all while staying stylish. Not sure how to style? I paired this skirt with a white tee shirt to style down and a long-sleeved collared white shirt to dress up. This skirt is perfect to wear around the house or out with friends.

The skirt did have a wonderful length. I feel like modesty is hard to come by in 2017; however, Kosher Casual offers stylish options that I enjoyed a lot. Because the skirt was calf-length, I felt confident knowing I was wearing something that not only I, but my family and friends would want to see me in. There is a common misconception that modest clothing…