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Maybelline Total Temptation Collection

Last week I shared a post on my Instagram with an eye makeup look I created with the new Maybelline Total Temptation Collection. I didn’t think I was going to put together a full post but after receiving so many questions on what I used, I thought I would put together a quick post on what colors I used in the palette and how I applied each of them, plus a little review on the products! As you know, it is hard to go into too much detail on Instagram so I hope you can visit here often to read more when you are interested!

There are a lot of things I love about this colleciton. Some of them being – the ease of purchasing, you can find it at the drug store. The price, the palette is the most expensive item in the collection and being that it is only $9.99 I can’t complain! The pigmentation, the color pay off is amazing, especially the mascara. The scent, it smells like the beach or coconutty! And finally, I love the packaging. The “Millennial Pink” color has to be one of my favorite colors! It certainly caught my eye as I was walking through the store!

So to be honest, this post is slightly out of my element. I love all things beauty – hair, nails, makeup – but it is not often that I dedicate a post to beauty! If you are interested in reading some of my previous  beauty posts you can check them out here!


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Aveda Hair Care Favorites

Aveda Hair Care Favorites - Lavland Sweater

Happy Thanksgiving All! Today I have a very exciting post that I think you are all going to love! With the holidays coming up I thought I would give one follower a chance to win a haircare bundle of all of my haircare favorites from Aveda! I have been going to an Aveda salon for the past few years and have fallen in love with all of their products. From their soothing scents to their vast line of products, I can always find something that I am happy with! Their skin care techniques and products are better than any others I have ever found and their mission to give back to the society sits close to my heart. Keep reading to see how you can enter to win this bundle!



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T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers

Getting ready in the morning has become non-existant for me over the past few months. The only time I have gotten ready lately is when we have somewhere to go. I have looked for quicker ways to get out of the house because it can be extremely tough to get ready while entertaining a tiny baby. One thing I do to get ready quickly is wear minimal makeup and will share my quick makeup look soon! But I also have searched for ways that I can get my hair done quickly so I am out of the door before I know it.
I had never been a hot roller fan until I found the T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe. The only thing I can always think of when I see hot rollers are tight spiral curls. With the T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe you are able to create modern waves or voluminous waves with the large barrels. The sleek system heats the rollers quickly and evenly and the clips remain in place which makes it easy to multitask while doing your hair.
In order to create the modern waves look, I rolled the center sections back away from my face with the larger rollers then rolled the sides in a tight loop around the smaller rollers, again away from your face. I left them in until cooled and removed them in a spiral motion. Comb through with your fingers. While my hair was cooling in the rollers, I finished my makeup, rocked the baby, and got dressed. A multitasking momma’s dream!
The best part about these rollers is that they come in a beautiful case that makes it so easy to take when you travel. This summer Mark and I have a few trips planned and these rollers will definitely be coming on the road with us!
I love the lose bouncy waves they created. My hair was full of volume and my waves lasted all day! Shop these amazing rollers below and check out my post on my T3 Micro Dryer and Straightener Here.

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Aveda Tulasara Skincare

Over the past few years my love for skincare and beauty has grown and evolved. I have been lucky enough to have an amazing friend that works for an Aveda salon who always recommends new products or me to try and let me tell you I have never been let down. I am a lover of all natural ingredients especially when I am using them on my face. During the winter and while I was pregnant, my skin was SO dry it was almost too much for me to bear some days. My skin was dry and my makeup looked awful because I did not have smooth skin to work with. That was when I paid a visit to my Aveda salon for a facial and was recommended the Aveda Tulasara Overnight Wedding Masque
At first I was quite confused and thought it was a mask that I used on my face and then washed off so I didn’t touch it for a few days. Then when my friend mentioned to me she put it on like a moisturizer right before bed and woke up with smooth, radiant skin it all made sense! I started using it at night along with the Aveda Tulasara Wedding Masque Eye Overnight Cream. This became my nightly ritual right before getting into bed. 
While I was at my facial, I mentioned this nightly ritual and was told that there is an actual daily ritual product that I should get my hands on. Seeing that I loved the other two products, I thought I would give it a try. This daily ritual is different though, it combines dry brushing of your face and neck followed by an oil that you apply all over to nourish skin, melt away facial tension, and awaken subtle energies for a radiant complexion. This sounded amazing to me so I got my hands on the Aveda Tulasara Radiant Awakening Ritual Kit.
The Aveda Tulasara Radiant Awakening Ritual Kit includes two products, a luxe face brush and a nourishing oil. The ritual has two parts. First, you dry brush your face on with clean dry skin in an upward and outward circular motion. You do so for 1 minute to awaken your skin and restore your healthy balance. Next, you warm a few pumps of the oil, breathe in the aroma and massage into your skin. Leave this on for about 4 minutes before cleansing your skin and following with your skincare routine.   
The oil has amazing scents of rose, jasmine, and geranium. It not only awakens you for the day but also cleanses and nourishes your skin! 
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T3 Micro

A friend once told me “your hair is a three step process” and I couldn’t have agreed more at the statement. Ever since I can remember my hair has been quite the challenge for me. I would love to have hair that I can quickly blow dry to the perfect straightness or curls that I can just whip together with some styling cream but that has never been the case. From being extremely thick to becoming damaged easily my hair has always had a mind of it’s own. Although I like to complain, I have been able to achieve a curl that I love and has become my own. With the help of some amazing styling tools and a knowledgeable hair dresser (thank you Gracie!) I am able to achieve a style that I love! My tools have evolved over the past few years and my recent favorite are the T3 Micro Hair Styling Tools. Keep reading to see how I achieve my loose curls!

My hair styling process typically starts with wet hair after I shower. I will then apply a styling cream that will lock in my frizz and seal my ends. One of my favorites is Aveda Damage Remedy. This one was recommended to me by my hair dresser and it is great for when you are straightening your hair as well as curling your hair. It helps to prevent future split ends as well! I also LOVE the Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother. This product leaves my hair frizz free and helps me to style my hair faster and keep my style in all day. To dry my hair I use the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer and Brush. I love the nozzle which helps to aim the air where I need it. I always finish with a blast of cool air to help lock in my style. The brush is amazing too! I have always found it to be too hard to use a round brush on my own hair but this one is simple for me to use and creates a smooth finish.
Often I will take a few extra minutes to perfect my curls with a curling iron but when I am on the go I will simply use my flat iron to smooth out my roots and then create a curl on the end. I have found this to be the quickest way to get out of the house in the morning. The T3 SinglePass™ Luxe Professional Straightening and Styling Iron can create smooth, waves, or curls simply and easily with just one tool. I have found it works while my hair is short or long! It also helps to eliminate frizz and glides through my hair so easily. I take strands of my hair and simply wrap them around the iron and hold it for a few seconds. It creates the perfect wave! The T3 Micro Hair Styling Tools have taken my 3 step process into a two step process! I know they will come in handy when I am a new mom and need to get out of the door quickly!
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Trophy Skin

My pregnancy is nearing the end and I have been looking for any extra moment I possibly can to indulge in a little bit of extra pampering. I have gone for facials, gotten manicures and pedicures, and my hair done but sometimes I can’t find the time or energy to make the trip to the spa or salon. I have been lucky enough to try out some of the best at home beauty products and treatments and one that I have been loving the past few weeks is this Trophy Skin Mini Microdermabrasion System

Throughout my pregnancy, my skin has been bad. I don’t know what people mean when they say I am glowing because all I can see is dry skin! The MiniMD takes professional technology and makes it so easy for anyone to use. With just 5 minutes per treatment it is easy for me to find a few minutes at the end of the day to spend some time on my skin. I have been typically using it on my face as that is where I have needed it the most but you can also use the MiniMD on your neck, chest, hands, arms, legs, and feet. It is designed to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, age, and liver spots. I use the MiniMD along with the Anti-Aging Serum and Hydrating Facial Mist which make my skin rejuvenated and moisturized. After just a few treatments, I felt the difference in my skin! 
For anyone who is looking for a product they can use at home. It is safe and also provides little discomfort. All I felt was a slight suction feel which helps to promote new cell growth and increases blood flow to your skin which rebuilds collagen and elastin. To find out more and to watch a few videos, head here! You can also receive 10% off your order with promo code ‘MICHELLE10’!
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