THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


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BA STAR Tropical Eye Shadow Palette + Giveaway


I can't tell you how excited I was to review the new shadow palette from BA*Star. I have tried their Spicy Natural eye shadow palette in the past. And so I knew this one would be as good, if not, better then the last.

Sing, Dance, Strut, Perform- Shine Like a Star!
The Look Of A Winner

Pigments are high pigment, defined and long lasting. Retails for $8.75
Professional and outstanding color!

The new palette that arrived at my door was the Tropical Eye Shadow. As soon as I saw it, I was in love. I mean, look at those pigments! It totally reminds me of the eighties. I knew this palette would be to die for and any girl who wants to rock out on the town has to own it. I received the palette with five high pigmented colors and an eye shadow base for all day hold.


What I love about BA*Star is that what the color looks like in the tray, is what the color looks like on your skin. How many times have you gone into a store and you have looked at an eye shadow and thought how awesome and amazing it was. Until you take it home and put it on and the colors don't even appear on your skin because they are just a lot more sheer and lighter then you thought it was going to be?
Yes, that has happened to me countless times. Such a disappointment. However, I can tell you with BA*Star, you won't be disappointed! The colors are super bright when applied.

So I grabbed my colors and I grabbed my seven year old daughter who is always my guinea pig when it comes to helping out with these things. She finds every little way to convince me to have her be my "tester".

So she was happy to help in this review. I applied all the colors, except the light grey on her eyelids. Everything "popped" instantly. We both fell in love with this.


The camera couldn't even capture how beautiful these colors looked. I have to tell you, they look phenomenal in person. You can check out this palette and others at BA*Star's website. They offer such an array of products at really affordable prices. And not only that, but they offer custom kits as well so you can buy exactly what you want and nothing you don't need. You can also get a custom face chart and they even have videos with tutorials on how to apply the eye shadow for a dramatic look.

And if that wasn't enough, two lucky readers have the chance to win their own eye shadow palette from BA*Star. To get in your chances, enter your info below. Contest is open to those in the USA.


This post was sponsored by BrandBacker. 
However all opinions are my own and honest.

End Of Summer Favorite Finds

End Of Summer Fun



Galliano dress, $405 / Jimmy Choo strappy stiletto sandals / Straw beach bag / Blue Nile yellow gold heart bracelet / Athleta summer hat / Iphone wristlet / Elizabeth arden eyeshadow / PUR lips makeup / GUESS beach perfume / Mac cosmetics nail polish / OPI navy blue nail polish, $20

It's officially the end of summer around these parts. The kids are back in school and the malls are bare again from teenage rage in the early afternoons. So what other way to say goodbye to summer than with a totally cute outfit? I am totally digging this look I put together. I'm a sucker for buttercup yellows.

One of my favorites this summer was cute dresses and cute shoes with darling handbags. Not to mention, nail polish galore! This would totally be my go-to outfit for this time of year. Just overall loving this look. I wish I could grab this out of the monitor and put it on right now. How I wish that's how it worked.

Macbook Keyboard Decal
Really loving this decal for the keyboard. How cute is this? Totally something I would do to make my laptop that much creative and colorful. Priced at $12.99 at InTheSticker


Black CATS 2 Familiar Symbols Nail Art 

I'm totally a sucker for anything that has to do with nails. And these are just too cute. I love cats too. I recently had to give away my cat and so I miss her terribly. And these little decals remind me so much of her. I really want these decals....like now!!! Check them out and many more over at NorthOfSalem for $4.99 for a set of 51.


Save the Date Stamp Set

I'm already married, but I really love this. I wish I had seen this when I started planning my wedding years ago. But I think this is also adorable for things like baby announcements or birth-dates. This is one of my favorite items I've come across. Check it out for $39.95 at StampCouture

What have been some of your favorite end of the summer finds lately?


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Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 
   



That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

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- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
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Woodzee Sunglasses Review + Giveaway



If you haven't heard yet, Woodzee is one of the biggest new and hottest fashion trends going around. Woodzee sunglasses are unique. They just aren't your ordinary pair of glasses. These are a bit more special. If you are like me, you care a lot about the world around you. Being aware of reusing and recycling everything you can.

And Woodzee cares about that too. That is why they have created a line of glasses that are environmentally friendly. Just take a look at what makes them so much more unique.

Just a few things that really stand out about them for me was that they use recycled paper for their packaging and more environmentally friendly printing inks. That you can recycle your old glasses with them and Woodzee with give you a discount on your next purchased pair. And probably my most favorite Woodzee move is that for every pair of glasses purchased, they plant a tree! That is totally awesome. As soon as I read that, I immediately fell in love with the company.

So I got the chance to try out my very own pair of Woodzee sunglasses. And I can't tell you how excited I was when they arrived in the mail. I couldn't wait to give them a try. I chose the Naomi Rosewood sunglasses with the green/grey lenses. Upon opening, I was already highly impressed by the creative packaging.


As you can see, everything was super "earthy" in their packaging. I loved it. You get everything you need including a sleeve for your glasses protection along with care instructions. Woodzee also included a few extra goodies. I also received in my box some stickers, maple tree seeds, and a tooth brush. I seriously want to go out and plant a tree right now with my seeds. I think thats pretty awesome.

So now onto the glasses. I tried on the glasses and I have to say, they are super light weight. The wood makes them look heavy. But in fact, I actually have forgotten I had been wearing them at times if I put 
them on the top of my head. I love the design, the feel, and the fact that they actually work at keeping the sun out of my eyes while I'm outdoors. Not to mention, they are pretty super cute as well in style. I'm a sucker for big sunglasses. Check out their other selections. Woodzee has so many to choose from of horn and wood sunglasses.

I'm totally in love with these glasses and get compliments about them. They are comfortable and stylish which are two great qualities to have. So now I'm giving one lucky reader the chance to score their own pair of Woodzee  Naomi Rosewood sunglasses valued at $100. 

Who couldn't use a new pair of glasses? Perfect for that back to school look as well if you are a student. Or just an every day mom like myself running errands and keeping up with life. Or are you the working woman bringing home the dough each day? Regardless of your lifestyle, these glasses with fit in with anything you have going on. So what are you waiting for? Enter now below for your chance to win these! 



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