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Empties – Target Edition

All of the empties I am sharing today can be found at Target. You know, because you need an excuse to go to Target.

Dove Dry Spray Invisible in Clear Finish

I have the hardest time with deodorants. At some point, they all stop working for me and I have to constantly switch up the brands, scents and kinds I am using. One that I have been loving this summer is the Dove Dry Spray!!! It goes on easily, it dry so you dont have the gross wet feeling…or have to wait for it to dry before getting dressed, and the best part is that it leaves ZERO marks on any of your dark clothes. Perfect for me, the girl who wears black and navy sleeveless dresses all summer long. I really love this specific scent, Clear Finish. It has a light pink top and it says no white marks on 100 colors on the can. It smells so good!!!

Method Almond Flower Nourishing Hand Wash

I used to love the Bath and Body Works hand soaps, and I still do. But I just as soon buy my soaps at Target and save the trip. I really love the Method line of soaps and household cleaners. This Almond Flower one is one of my absolute favorites because the scent is wonderful for a light, neutral smell and it doesn’t leave my hands feeling dry like some soaps. I almost use this exclusively in our master bathroom.

NIVEA In Shower Body Lotion

Who has time to lotion up after a shower when you have a baby? Not this girl. I love this option and plan to repurchase! It is a neutral scent so it wont compete with your shower gel or perfume that you use. I am thinking it probably isn’t rich enough for the winter for me, but suits me just fine now. It is so hot here that I am sweating while getting ready and the last thing I want to do is put on a thick lotion and have another layer on me, you know?

Loreal Ever Pure Color Care Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

I received these in a voxbox a long time ago and had them in regular rotation in my shower along with a higher end set that I love, and another drug store option. I really liked this and would repurchase again. I liked the scent and how my hair felt when I used them and I noticed that it didn’t have any adverse effects to my hair color like some other shampoos I have used. At the price, you cant beat it!

Have you used any of these? What are you finishing up right now that you plan to repurchase or are glad that it is gone and wont be using it again???

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Formula X – The System Xcel

Have you heard or tried the Formula X polishes? I have seen them around before and have always been intrigued but never actually picked one up. Formula X has released a new system that is supposed to create a gel like manicure that lasts at least 10 days with no chipping. Ummm 10 days? Sign me up! I am lucky if I get through one day without chipping any other polish I have ever tried!!!


Enter The System Xcel. Now, systems sometimes annoy me because there are always several steps and I start to get impatient. But you know what, if it works I am totally fine with the time…you know? This system has four steps to it.

  1. Cleanse
  2. Prime
  3. Paint
  4. Shine

Simple enough, right? What is even better? When you purchase the set you get to chose the exact color you want!!! There are so many to chose from!!! The idea is that the system should extend the wear of any Formula X nail polish for up to 10 days of flawless color.


I received the color TGIF which is a gorgeous coral pink color. Perfect for spring and summer! I went through the entire system, doing two coats of color to ensure there were no streaks. I actually really liked the formula of the color and would certainly purchase more! I liked how easy it went on and you can tell it is a higher quality. As far as how long this lasted for me? Well, I was going on about a week before I painted a room and got paint on my nails. Whomp whomp. I had to take it all off after that, but it was looking good until that point! It definitely lasted longer than any other polish/system I have tried. I will say that! Plus you are getting four products at the price point, so I think that is a good value.

Side Note: Did you know that Formula X polishes are 3 free? I very much care about that right now being pregnant and feel better knowing I am not putting all those chemicals on my nails!!! They are also cruelty-free.

I also received the Delete All – 5 Finger Nail Polish Remover. This was very intriguing to me because I hate to remove polish and with this? You literally just stick your fingers in to it and its magic and the polish comes right off! I hated messing with the pads and the remover and spilling things and cotton pieces getting torn and stuck to me and ugh what a mess! This makes things so much better!!!

Have you tried this system or Formula X? I would recommend them if you are looking for a higher end option that is 3-free, cruelty free and works.

**I received these products from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

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What I Am Loving Lately

I have picked up a few new things over the last couple of weeks and thought I would share them all with you in one spot! This is a little mix of everything, skincare, beauty, candy, etc. Basically everything I am loving lately!


Boscia MakeUp-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil: I used to love Boscia a few years ago and used it exclusively for awhile. Like every other face wash, it quit working in time and I switched it up. I watched a youtube haul recently where someone was obsessed with this stuff and I thought I would give it a try. You guys!!! I love it!!! It takes off allllll my make up, including my hard to remove liner and mascara. I like that you rub it on your face while it is dry then wash it away. It leaves my face feeling so soft and not all tight and dry like most make up removers. I have zero redness after using it and it has a very faint smell that is pleasant, nothing over powering or irritating. I am 100% buying the full size bottle when this runs out. I grabbed this size for $10 at Sephora.

The Healthy Deodorant

The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender: I have been on a quest to find a healthier deodorant for some time. I have tried Paper Wai and a few others and they all quit working after awhile and a few of them I hated the application of. Paper Wai I am looking at you making me apply with my fingers. Biana (and someone else who has skipped my mind at the moment) have raved about this one so I thought I would give it a try. Biana has never steered me wrong. I LOVE this stuff!!! I have been using it for awhile and the scent is awesome, the application is a roller ball just like a normal deodorant, and it has lasted all day in this miserable Alabama August heat. It is a little more expensive than a regular deodorant but so, so worth it. Plus who doesn’t love an excuse to go to Sephora, am I right? Though I am sure you can order online from other places too.

Ulta Finds:I won an Ulta gift card from Lindsay and couldn’t wait to use it! It just so happens that the sales gods were shining down on me the day I looked because they were having a flash sale!!! I scored this amazing Michael Kors Sexy Amber roller ball and lip gloss duo for $14.99! That is half off!  It smells awesome and the lip gloss color is so gorgeous!!! I also got a good deal on these Real Techniques beautyblenders for $7.99 for two and I replaced one of my favorite Bare Minerals shadows, Bare Skin.

Ulta Haul

This is the second time I have purchased the Real Techniques beautyblenders and I love them. They are just as good as the real thing, because I have used it before too. I just cant bring myself to ever pay $20 again for one because lets me honest, even after cleaning them you want a new one after a few months. Mine had started falling apart a little and looking dingy. At the price of the RT, I don’t mind tossing them and grabbing new every few months and feel no guilt now!

I got a few free samples but I wont be able to try out the CC cream or eye cream until after baby comes because of some harmful ingredients. The Nectarine Rose lotion sample is alright but a little too strong smelling for my liking.


Hint Fizz: Sometimes I really just need something other than water. There aren’t many healthy options while pregnant. I want to avoid anything bad, including artificial sweeteners. I have hated La Croix since becoming pregnant. Makes me sad because I loved that stuff before! I found these bottles at Target. They are sold individually, I am hoping I can find a pack to make them more cost effective because they are delicious!!!


Candy: I had to stop at Walgreens the other day and happened upon these. Combine my two favorite flavor bags of skittles in one? Yes, please!!!

Found anything new that you love? Have you tried any of these?

Linking up with Amanda. Hope you all have a great weekend!!! We have our prepared childbirth class and hospital tour tomorrow!!!

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Bloom Vox Box

I was so excited to receive the Bloom Vox Box in the mail from Influenster!!! There were a few of my already favorite products, and a few new ones for me to try out so I call that a huge win.

Sunbelt Bakery


I am always down to try a new granola bar, especially when the words chocolate chip are  involved! These are chewy and delicious!

Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads


Who can’t use these?? I haven’t actually used remover pads in a long time and I have got to say I am a renewed believer in them! They just make life so easy and I already have these on my list to restock! I was bad over the last two months, and I have just kept re-touching and re-touching my toes with the same polish. We are talking layers and layers you guys. With one Cutex Pad I had my toes back to perfect with just a swipe or two of each toe!! I was so amazed!!!

Not Your Mother’s Plum For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter


It is no secret around here that my hair is super fine. And by super fine I mean thin, not cute fine. I was really excited to try out this thickening spray to see if it would make a difference. I just spray it a few times in the palm of my hand, rub together then scrunch in my hair. I then blow dry it and I have got to say, I can tell a difference. Not only does it have a little extra bounce, but my hair just looks better when I used this. Did I mention it smells good too?? Because it does!

NUXE Huile Prodidieusse Multi-Purpose Oil


It seems like oils are all the rage these days and I was fascinated that this can be used for face, body and hair. While I can’t say that I have tried this on my face or hair yet….I have tried this on my skin a few times and the oil is a thin formula that sinks in quickly and makes your skin feel so soft. I cant quite place what the smell reminds me of, but it is a pleasant one. This has Vitamin E and six botanical oils: Borage, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia.

Secret Outlast in Complete Clean


I have tried just about every deodorant on the market and Secret is one I keep coming back to. It just works! The scents are always appropriate, it goes on easy and dries quickly and it doesn’t leave residue behind when I am trying to get dressed. Plus it lasts all day and into the next morning work out for me. What more can you ask for?!

Sinful Colors


I was no stranger to Sinful either. I mean, who doesn’t buy every color when they walk by the display? At those prices you can afford to! This shade is part of the limited edition collection Denim & Bling from Kylie Jenner! There are 20 matte denims, holographic glitters and angel shimmers. So pretty!

Of course, I received this box from Influenster for my honest review and opinions. I really did like everything in this box and I can see myself buying a few of these products soon when my samples run out! Have you tried any of these?

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Jingle VoxBox Review

I was so excited when I received my Influenster Jingle VoxBox in the mail right after Christmas!!! There were so many amazing products to try I couldn’t wait to dig in!

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream –  (full price $8.99-$15.99)

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

This Cetaphil cream has been perfect for this time of year. My hands are constantly cracking in the winter time and to be honest, it is quite painful! I have been carrying around this sample in my purse and using it throughout the day and I love it!!! It is think as you are rubbing it in, but then it is absorbed instantly and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. It doesn’t have a scent, so you aren’t offending co-workers either!

Biscoff Cookies (full price $2.99)


These little guys were torturing my in my pantry for days. I received this box after I started Whole 30 and I was so sad I couldn’t have any of these. Chris benefited from my loss though and loved them! They are so perfect with your morning (or afternoon) coffee!

Ore-Ida Tater Tots (full price $3.99)
Tater Tots

I am sure that you have had Ore-Ida Tater Tots before, right??? I love that they are made from real potatoes and are so versatile with recipes! Here is a great idea for your Super Bowl Party!!!

Cook up some Ore-Ida Tater Tots in the oven and then top with melted queso, bacon bites, sour cream, jalapenos and green onions. Nothing is better than Ore-Ida Totchos!!!

You can see more Ore-Ida Totchos Recipes on the Kraft Site here.

Hallmark itty bittys (starting at $6.95)

Hallmark Itty Bitty

These little itty bittys are so cute!!! They would make the perfect stocking stuffer, Easter basket fillers or little surprise any day of the year! They would even but cute as part of wrapping on a present!

NYC City Proof 24HR Waterproof Eyeliner (full price $3.99)

City Proof

You guys, this came at the perfect time!!! I had run out of my usual brown eyeliner and I wanted to try something new. I hate the new one I bought and trashed it after just a few uses. I didn’t have high hopes for this one, but boy was I wrong!! This stuff glides on so smoothly and stays put for hours with no smudging. I was able to remove it with my usual eye makeup remover. For $3.99, you better believe I just fun my new brown go to liner!

KISS True Volume Lashes($3.99)/KISS Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe ($3.99)


These KISS lashes are made with 100% natural hair. The Tapered End Technology really works with these, as they look like your actual eye lashes! The aloe vera in the adhesive helps keep irritation away while lasting hours. I handed these off to my niece and she loves them!

Pure Ice Nail Polish (full price $1.97 at Walmart)

Pure Ice

I have seen Pure Ice a million times at Walmart and have never bothered to pick up a bottle. I am not really sure why? I love the packaging that they have and their color selection is wonderful! I received Silver Star, which was a great dark silver metallic. The color was pigmented and offered a light shimmer that was really pretty with different lighting! Pure Ice is a USA made product and has no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. The staying power was pretty on point with other drug store polishes, lasting about 3 days before it started to chip.

I received all these items free from Influenster but all opinions are my own, honest thoughts! 

Have you tried any of these products? What are you loving lately?