Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Jord Watch Review

When JORD watches approached me to do an unbiased review of one of their watches I was honestly delighted at the opportunity. You may have seen my JORD Wood Watch on my Instagram lately if you follow me. JORD has given me the opportunity to give away a great discount on their watches and a giveaway for the holidays. Keep Reading to get the details on this watch and what I honestly think...


 Again, if you have been following me for a while you will likely see my love for watches. I love them all and I usually have a watch on at all times. Casual or glammed up I have a watch on. One of my favorite parts of the watch is the size of the face. JORD is a Swedish word meaning earth, soil or land, so highlighting natural elements is a defined priority of the brand. Some of the most sustainable-harvested woods used to create the watches include bamboo, maple, sandalwood, blackwood, cherry, and teak. I decided to go with a darker larger watch this time around and I wanted something different than what I've seen floating around lately. These watches are ever so popular in my little blogging world. I typically see the lighter wood watches when scrolling through my feed. A little bonus: the glass is scratch-proof! This is huge for me because it's not uncommon for me for throw my watch in my purse while traveling or on the go.

Styled with the Frankie watch 


Price:
Jord watches come in a series of wood colors and styles, with several options to choose from. The prices are anywhere from $139 and up. The cost of my Frankie wood watch: $189
My watch



 Durability
 This watch isn't one you can go swimming with or even wash your hands with. I've read on other reviews that the wood will expand when wet so it's safe to say keep the watch dry at all times. I'm ok with that one. I usually only get my Michael Kors silver/gold watch wet or what have you. It is made of wood so you will need to keep this watch out of the sun (no tanning). You can keep your watch clean with the cleaner they send and with the cloth that is included.



 My honest review of JORD wood watches:
 Each watch comes with an authenticity card, and a 12-month JORD warranty, which was unexpected and something that many don't come with. I’m happy with my watch selection of the dark stained wood, as opposed to the beautiful green or natural light color that many styles are offered in. It’s very richly colored, but still looks like a luxury watch for $189, this is a great investment if you’re in the market for a watch either for yourself or as a gift. I am now considering getting a few more as gifts for Christmas after looking at the guys selection.

 Check out JORD Wood Watches here! Wood watches

 Jord is currently having a giveaway and giving out 25% off to everyone who enters, be sure to enter below. This link will expire December 19th 2017.
 Giveaway link and coupon code: Giveaway 
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Hackamore- The Zero Calorie Energy Boost


Hackamore Premium Energy 
If you're like me, the hustle, bustle, and business of the work week make you feel like you're just trying to keep up. Between work, travel, family time, friends, dogs, blogging, and everything else we do during the week I'm exhausted. I'm always trying to catch up on sleep which I hate. I've always believed you can sleep when you’re dead but I can’t function most of the time with little sleep and little energy. I hate wasting away my weekend by sleeping through it.

Hackamore smooth packaging 


 Implement Hackamore Energy, a premium, non-alcoholic energy beverage with no sweeteners, sugar or calories. While it can be enjoyed solo in small shots or sipped on the rocks for a caffeine boost, it's even better enjoyed in a mixed drink.



So I typically have zero energy and rely solely on coffee to keep me going most days. I'm excited to implement this new product and see how I adjust with less coffee in my life. I will likely have a few adult beverages here and there too with this new product. With all that said I've partnered with Hackamore Energy to share a tasty, refreshing drink version that can easily be transformed into a cocktail with a single shot of vodka:

What is Hackamore?
 Hackamore is a premium natural caffeine drink in its purest form. A shot of ( 2 fluid oz) is equivalent to 80mg of caffeine or a cup of coffee. All of the caffeine comes from coffee beans. They describe their drink as a “shot of clear coffee”.

Is it healthy?
 This product has zero calories and zero sugars but it also has no artificial sweeteners. I would say it’s very healthy off that alone and is way better than the sugary coffee I have twice a day every day.

How does it taste?
 No taste in my opinion but maybe somewhat similar to water with lime.


How do you drink it?
 However you like. You can take a shot or mix it into a drink. They actually include a sheet with drink recipes to try. There are some recipes with alcohol and some without. My signature drink while drinking vodka or alcoholic beverages is a "Dirty Shirley".

-Recipe-

-1 oz vodka

-5 - 6 oz Sprite® soda

-1 dash grenadine syrup

Pour the vodka over ice cubes in a highball glass. Fill the glass the rest of the way with Sprite. Add grenadine, garnish with a cherry/lime and serve.


I did find several recipes that looked interesting but this one below caught my eye and I will be trying this one next. 

"The Heart Room”

 - 1.5 oz of Hackamore

 - lemonade

- 4 pieces of watermelon

 -4 leaves of basil

-Add vodka or another liquor if you want an alcoholic beverage....

My thoughts...

I'm excited to implement this into my day and have some added healthy caffeine to help me with my busy schedule. Anything and everything helps seriously and if it's healthy even better.



Where can I get Hackamore?

Check out their website here-Hackamore Energy

 They have listed all areas and places to purchase. 




Let me know in the comments below if you have tried Hackamore or anything similar. Enjoy!

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*Thank you Hackamore for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Top Drugstore Dupes




So I used to be a MAC snob during college and up until recently when I discovered they tested on animals, I started looking for alternatives that were cruelty-free and easier on the budget but I wanted great quality and prices. I still own sooooo many eyeshadows and use them occasionally but I make a point not to purchase from them anymore... and we all love a good bargain so I have made a list of all my favorite dupes. Most of these are from NYX and Wet n Wild. Those two brands are my favorite from the drugstore. I've included some nudes, mauves, reds, and berry shades for a variety.


Please remember most of the time I am usually wearing a liner from NYX  but I will save that for another post. I've listed my favorite liner in this post mostly because this one can be worn alone if you like. NYX has amazing products if you haven't tried them you should definitely head to your closest drugstore and check them out. 

Ulta will do random sales like buy one get one and you can use your points and a coupon from them all at the same time so keep an eye out for them. 

This post is in no way sponsored and all opinions are my own. 

Photo Credit- Pinterest


1. MAC VELVET TEDDY -$16
Dupe-Wet n Wild "Bare it all"-$2


2.Mac "Whirl" pencil -$21.00
Dupe-NYX Mauve pencil -$3.99



3. MAC FRESH BREW-$16 
Dupe-NYX Round Lipstick ‘Honey-$3.99


4. NARS AUDACIOUS ‘ANNA’-$32   
Dupe: ColourPop Lumiere Lippie Stix-$5


5.MAC CRÈME CUP-$16 
Dupe: Maybelline Color Whisper ‘Lust for Blush’-$6


6.MAC SNOB- $16
Dupe- NYX power-$4

7. MAC RUBY WOO-$16
Dupe: Wet n Wild ‘Stoplight Red’-$1.99


8.MAC FIXED ON DRAMA-$16
Dupe: Revlon ‘Wine Not’-$4.99

9.Mac FAUX-$16
Dupe-NYX Flutter Kiss-$6
Dupe-NYX Thalia-$4


10.MAC TWIG-$16
Dupe-NYX B52-$4



So there you have it. Do you have any that I need to try? Let me know in the comments below. 

       
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Friday, December 22, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide:For Him




Is your guy hard to shop for like mine? My hubby doesn't love me picking out his clothes but every now and then he will 
let me get my way. Work out clothes are a pretty safe bet but that gets boring. I have a few go-to items I usually rotate for all the men below and I'm going to share my faves. I'm literally still making last minute purchases so feel free to drop some ideas or tips that you have too.. Happy Shopping ladies and Merry Christmas!

 

Money Clip



MVMT Watch



I think every guy is either a money clip guy or a wallet guy so this is a given item every guy needs at some point. 

Wallet

 

Cologne


Coffee Cup



 Black duffle bag


 House Shoes


 

 Steve Madden Mens Bracelet




Pea Coat


 

North Face Gloves


 

 Shaving Kit



Pjs



Shoes


 http://shopstyle.it/l/rfA7-Major Sale at $29.99

Hair Trimmer




Belt








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Thursday, November 30, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide:For Her


I'm so excited to share my gift guide with you ladies.. and gents looking for those gift ideas. I don't know about you guys but I think it's so much easier shopping for ladies as there are so many ideas out there and hello Pinterest. Guys are a little more difficult, my man is anyway. I'll have that gift guide coming next. For now, let's get to all the fun...  
  
I'm a pink lover so naturally, most of these items will have blush, pink, or rose gold tones. You can always change the colors if you're digging another color.  
  
If you follow me on social media then you know I have been loving my grey Hunter boots  but I've linked some below that are on sale. They come in different colors of course so pick your fave 
  
1. Hunter Rain Boots
 Originally $155- on sale for $89.99  
These bad boys don't go on sale too often so if you're looking now is the best time.  
  
2. The rose gold Lumi Phone case  
Originally $59.95, on sale now for $49.95 
  
3. Pink/Grey Blanket Scarf -$55 
I'm linking a similar one for a little cheaper... but those blanket scarves are worth every penny.  
The one below is a little easier on the budget at $10 bucks.  
  
The famous Kylie Lip kit has been sold out lately but I found another similar product that's easier on the wallet. I've heard amazing things as well. I plan on trying this out asap if I don't get it from Santa. ;)  
4. Maybelline Gigi Hadid East Coast Glam Lipstick and Lip Liner Kit- $16.99 
  
5. Clarisonic Mia Fit Holiday Set 
This set is normally $271 and is now on sale for $219. The mini Clarisonic alone is priced at $234. This is honestly a killer deal. I live by my Mia 2 Clarisonic but when I travel I always wish I had this thing. Those brush heads are around $20-$30 a piece so you're really getting a deal on this one. This is a game changer for me with my skin. I have some texture issues and this is the only way for me to really handle it. The Clarisonic is amazing for deep cleaning and anti-aging. We all know exfoliating is the secret to preserving. 
  
6. Chanel COCO MADEMOISELLE Eau de Parfum 
$75–130 
This is an item I would never purchase myself but every time I smell it I just obsess over. It's such a classic smell you can wear winter or summer. You can't go wrong with this gift. It's not usually on sale but it's worth every penny in my opinion. I don't think too many women will complain.  
  
7. LC Lauren Conrad Bunny Ring Holder Trinket Tray 
$24 
We all need that ring dish on our night stand and I thought this piece was just darling and a classic color.  
  
8.Friends - Layla Leather And Rose Gold-Tone Headphones in Copper 
I think these headphones are a deal at $124 compared to the competitor, they are normally $177. 
  
9. T3 Tourmaline-$230 
T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing Auto-Rotating Curling Iron 
If you're a beauty junkie you have likely seen this item floating around. I've watched several reviews and have friends that own this one. It's well worth the money and just look at the colors. Yes, please.  

If you want something similar that works but a little cheaper I found this Revlon curling iron with the same look for $27.99. 
Revlon Rose Gold Curling Iron 
  
10. LC Lauren Conrad Sweater Knit Pom Pom Ballet Slippers with Sleep Mask 
Normally $32 now on sale for $17.99 
It's not Christmas in my world without getting jammies or slippers every year. I've been really impressed with Lauren Conrad lately. She has a very feminine chic line that's very affordable. This set comes in different colors.  
  
So there you have it, there are many options for that special lady in your life or even yourself. I'm hoping Santa brings me a few of the items too. Let me know if you're shopping around for anything else or have any creative ideas. 
All opinions are my own as always.  

You can find all the items below if you want to purchase anything on the list. Happy Shopping everyone!  
          
        


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