Thursday, August 25, 2016

Life Lesson | Groupon & Save on Beauty Services

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

It's probably no secret that I'm beauty obsessed (wait, you didn't know? well then welcome!) Being beauty obsessed like me it's should come as no surprise that I love to be pampered. I love to spend the day at the salon (which is exactly how I spent yesterday!), or at the spa getting a massage or a facial. Oh and I like saving money...cue, Groupon!

Health, Beauty, and Wellness Groupons are the way to go. They have so many different offers from all of your local favorite destinations. Even my salon has a Groupon! You may be in the market for a new hairdresser or manicurist and before you head out, why not give Groupon a look and see if you can grab a service for a steal?!If you're in the market for a little beauty treatment, like botox or temporary filers, guess what? They even have Groupons for those as well.

I really recommend spending sometime browsing through the Health, Beauty, and Wellness spot of Groupon to take a peek and see what's out there for you save on. You're gonna get the haircut anyway, so do yourself a favor and check it out & save!

I think my favorite thing about Groupon is you don't need to pay a monthly or yearly fee, it's 100% free!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Storytime | 2016 Cinderella

We are living in the age of social media. Everyone puts EVERYTHING on the internet. Cause if you don't, it didn't happen, right?! Staying true to that idea, I figured I could find the handsome man I met on Friday night* on Facebook or Instagram. wrong I was. He is nowhere to be found on the interweb. I know he's a real person and I do have his phone number (& work email, cause I met him through a work event) But I can't cyber stalk him. Now listen, I'm not here to act like I wouldn't look through all of his pictures back 62 weeks or so, cause I totally would. And don't say that you wouldn't do that, because we ALL do that!

So I did what any damsel in distress would do, I hired some help (aka my besties, babytooth & MK. Oh and 2T's) and we all got down to business. I mean we googled everything we know about this handsome fella. But nope, he has no internet presence. At all. It's scary, refreshing, and down right strange to me. It's 2016! I'm not saying that he has to have 2 Facebooks and 2 Instagrams like some people I know (actually, I'm talking about myself here...) But come on, man, give a girl a little something! I don't need to you to be one of those people that posts every time you leave the house, but I would like to see your dog or something.

Also, beyond all that...I want to show babytooth her future brother in law ;)

Is there anyone you know that's early 30s that isn't on social media? Is it crazy to you too? Let me know in the comments so we can bond over these crazy people, xo!

*I wrote this post on June 14th and never had the guts to post it, but when I was looking back through my drafts, I thought it's time to share. update-he's still not online :(

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Product Review | GÖTZ Bad Ischl Oxygen Facial Tonic

From the GÖTZ Bad Ischl Website:
THE BEST ACNE TREATMENT: Our Facial Tonic Treatment is a powerful and effective drying solution for men and women with troubled skin types that are looking to attain a clean, clear and beautiful appearance. This fantastic treatment can control acne removal like no other!
FOR ADULTS & TEENS: Bad Ischl Tonic is suitable for adults & teenagers alike. Whether you suffer from dry, sensitive or oily skin, have no fear, our specially formulated tonic is suitable for all skin types.
MULTIPLE BENEFITS: Our Tonic provides hydrating benefits to your skin. This multi-peptide formulation stimulates the production of collagen and cell regeneration, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It firms and hydrates skin, skin texture and tone are improved & minimizes the appearance of blemishes, blackheads and enlarged pores
ORGANIC & 100% NATURAL: GÖTZ Treatment is Paraben-Free, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free, & Fragrance-Free. Improve Complexion & Skin Tone, Extract Dirt & Impurities, & Leave Your Skin Clean, Hydrated, Soft and Radiant.

I am always on the hunt for a new way to cure my occasionally breakout and I was super pleased when I received the GÖTZ treatment. I found that not only would this product help if you were trying to combat shiny and oil (which I'm not cause I'm super dry), but it can be used as a spot treatment on those annoying breakouts.  

Using this product every night during my night routine, after I wash and remove all of my makeup. I soak a cotton round and then apply it to my blemishes and let it sit 2-4 minutes depending on how bad the spot was. 


This oxygen facial tonic is cruelty free, completely green, and 100% natural. I was so surprised to see that almost instantly I noticed the blemishes were drying out. And within a few days the pimples were basically gone! I was a little put off by the smell of the tonic, but it wasn't overpowering at all. It kinda smells like a mix of plants and medicine-it is 100% natural after all-but not too terrible-you know how I feel about smells on my face! 

I think my favorite thing about this product is that it's a spray bottle! It makes it SO easy to control the amount of product you're using and putting on your skin. 

If you're in the market for a new way to combat blemishes and oily, definitely check out this oxygen facial tonic, xo! 

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own!

Monday, August 22, 2016

a book in review!

Brief Summary:

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?


Okay, I'm going to start this off by saying I LOVED this book. It had been on my to be read list for a while. Every time I would head into B&N, I'd see it and say "oh I gotta read that." Then MK bought it and the rest as they say is history. It's the first paperback I've read since last Summer and it was hard to put down! Even though I couldn't lay in my normal reading postition (on my side, in bed, almost in a cocoon) But enough with the backstory, let's get into the review...I read this book in Emily Blunt's voice (she'll be playing Rachel in the movie out this October) and I know that sounds a little strange, but it just worked. This story has everything you want in a thriller type tale. It sucks you in from her first train ride. You just have to figure out what it happening. I wanted Rachel to come out on top, I felt like I was the friend she so desperately needed. The twists and turns will keep you guessing, until like me, you think you've figured it out (MK has the text with my conclusion) and then BAM-another twist. The author's writing style is what makes this book so gripping, the back and forth in narrative really develops each character. I can't say enough how excited I am for the movie, MK & I already have a plan for a large popcorn and wine juice boxes ;) I recommend this 5 star book to anyone who loves a messed up thriller that is guaranteed to leave you wanting more, xo!



Thursday, August 18, 2016

4pm pick me up!

okay, I took today's pick me up to another level. But join me as I pretend it's 2001 all over again, xo!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A book or two in review!


Brief Summary: 

As a heatwave rolls into the English village of Little Perran, so does love. Billy Baxter, the has-been rock star, and Rafe Wylde, the hunky farm worker arrive, both destined to cause havoc as they touch the lives of the villagers. Milly finds a new job and things start to look up for her, but she is unaware that a ghost from her past is looking for her. 

Brief Summary:

Milly settles into her new job but does her boss, Ashley Wilmot-Fox, have secrets that he is hiding in Briar Lodge?  Will he be able to help Milly fight the ghosts from her past? Will Billy’s blundering romance last, and will Rafe’s secret affair be exposed? As the villagers prepare for their summer fete they have no idea what will be revealed on that day. 


I received these books in exchange for an honest review. These books are short and sweet and perfect for an afternoon by the pool! I thought about reviewing them separately, but once you finish the first one you'll need to read the second immediately. I live for a story that takes place in an English village, there's just something that sucks me right in. This little village didn't disappoint as the perfect back drop to Milly's tale. If you love a cheerful, upbeat, and charming story, then look no further than these 4 star novellas, xo!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Read along with me!

Such a cool concept! Ophelia by X is a story that is written daily and the chapters are posted on her website. Take a peek at the brief summary below and leave me a comment if you want to read along with me, I'll be posting reminders every other week. Oh and Author X doesn't disappoint ;)

~*~Ophelia by X~*~

Each week X will release a new chapter in her erotica romance book. Check it out! The prologue and Chapter 1 are posted!

1 woman. 2 men. Who will she choose?

Ophelia isn’t your normal twenty-four-year-old woman. She’s in love with two men, who have absolutely no idea about one another.

With Matt, he’s an untamed animal in the bed. He keeps Ophelia on her toes. He’s adventurous and wealthy and romantic.

With Luke, he’s more lovable and secure. He’s a Texas boy at heart and a man who makes love to Ophelia like she’s the only woman in the world for him.

2 incredible men. 2 men who love her. 2 men she loves. Which one is her forever?

**Beautiful Promotions is proud to have helped make this blog for X!**