10 Favorite Things

A few of my favorite things! I have done a post or two like this but thought hey why not do another one.

Here are a few of my favorite things

 

 

  1. Arbonne Deodorant– it’s cool and minty and keeps me from smelling anything less than pretty. It is free from aluminum, parabeans, and toxins.
  2. Success Magazine-I had been following their Facebook page for a while, but was recently given some old issues from a fellow entrapuner and I am enjoying them. With each issue comes a CD. The editor interviews successful big name people.
  3. Breakfast bowls– these a new easy favorite of mine. Yogurt (of your choosing), granola, and fruit all mixed together. It’s a tasty protein packed meal or snack.
  4. Iced tea-This has always been a favorite. Growing up in New Hampshire I drank my weight in sun tea every summer. My mom would throw some mint from the garden in it and tada! I recently got a mint plant (funny story really) and have been enjoying iced tea.
  5. Gardening-As a kid I don’t think I appreciated the garden as much as I do now. I live in a cute little town home with a tiny back yard so my city garden is all in pots on my little postage stamp patio.
  6. Books– Well these are ALWAYS a favorite of mine but just finished reading Broken Open and  a book on how to love your money. I am still finishing up The Happiness Trap- All about ACT therapy.
  7. Walking-Its my preferred form of exercise (besides yoga) and I have been trying to do a lot more lately. When I was nannying…(I make that sound like it was a long time ago lol but my job as a nanny only ended last week 😛 )I would plop the girl(s) in the stroller and get in two miles everyday…same loop e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y….yawn…so now I am SO enjoying spicing it up. Since Friday I have done 4 different routes and places.
  8. Succulents– I guess I could plop this into the gardening category but succulents are so FUN! I am slowly adding to my collection. In May I got a aloe plant and a new cactus. The aloe has come in handy a few times with sun burns.
  9. Traveling –I have a few fun trips planned this summer. Next week I am heading to Phoenix Arizona to visit my friend Karen from college! She’s what you call a soul sister-someone who you may not see or talk to for a while but when you hang out it is like no time has passed. In July Ill being going down to Anaheim to attend a conference with my Aunt Rose. In August I finally get to visit San Francisco for my friend Megan’s wedding! So fun. I MAY go back to NH in the fall, but no concrete plans just yet.
  10. Baking-Nope not in the sun lol I mean making yummy goodies, but with a healthy twist. I eat gluten free as much as possible, so I always make things with coconut flour or almond flour. Yesterday I made a double batch of banana bread with all the left over bananas from the week before.

 

My 5 Minute Make Up Routine

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I thought I’d share with you my simple routine and the few products in my everyday make-up bag.

Everything I use is from Arbonne. I made the switch to their skincare line about 2.5 years ago when I realized it was about time I started taking a little better care of me. It’s taken me some time to build up my collection and learn how to use each item even but its well worth it.

Growing up as a country bumpkin I knew all about horses and chickens and cows but VERY little about beauty and fashion. Arbonne has been an awesome segway into a FUN and classy world of being a girly-girl.

Their products are all botanically-based and never tested on animals, contain no animal by-products and are actually doing good things for your skin while you wear them.

Eye Shadow: (Sugar Plum Pallet): Since I wear glasses I can get away with a little more eye color and I love these 4 and can do something different each day. The colors are rich and they last all day.

Its a Long Story Mascara: This was one of my favorite Arbonne products. I used to wear drug store mascaras and found my eyes suddenly stinging and tearing up at random moments during the day and oh the loss of lashes. Not only is this mascara botanical and SAFE, it contains ingredients that actually condition your lashes.

CC Cream:  Arbonne’s CC Cream has an amazing reputation. It works for all skin types and is a workhorse: It’s primer, protector, concealer, hydrator, mattifier, brightener, blemish cover, pore refiner, complexion controller. Boom. I feel fancy when I wear it and it looks awesome!

Bronzer: Brushes on evenly for a flawless-looking finish. It gives me the perfect finished look

 

For more info on Arbonne makeup products, as me about becoming a preferred client. You’ll get great rewards, a free $50 gift and 20%-40% off your purchases for a year!!!

-Arbonne Girl Dom

Lipstick Tips for ALL day color!

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Here is Kristin, my lipstick model for the day! She won this color Guava few weeks back entering my free lipstick giveaway! So fun!

What are your favorite dos and don’ts about lipstick?

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Here is Anesica wearing Iris! One of my FAVORITE colors 🙂

Some tips I have for making your lipstick last ALL day

1.Lightly scrub away the top surface of your lips with a damp toothbrush to get rid of dull, dry skin cells.

2.Use a non-petroleum lip moisturizer on the lips to moisturize the fresh skin. (Arbonne makes a GREAT one)

3. Blot with a tissue to remove any excess cream.

4. With a brush, gently wipe a light concealer over the lips. This gives you a nice clear line for when you add your lip liner. It also creates a nice base for your lipstick, bringing out its true color

5. Use a sharpened, neutral lip liner around the edge of the lips. Blend it softly in or you won’t be left with any definition once you apply your lipstick.

6.Apply lipstick to the back of your hand, then apply to your lips with a brush.

7.Blend a thick layer of lipstick into the lips and pencil line.

8.Open mouth slightly to apply lipstick into inner corners.

9. Place a thin layer of tissue over the lips and apply loose or pressed powder through the tissue to set the lipstick in place. The tissue gives a finer coverage of powder going through to the lips so that you aren’t removing the lip color — you’re just matting it down and setting it in place.

10. Apply a final layer of lipstick to give a long lasting glossy finish.

Have a rocking day loves.

-Arbonne Girl Dom

Gift Baskets Galore!

Holidays are my favorite! Being an Arbonne consultant makes it even more fun! Why you ask? Because I get to be everyone’s personal shopper!
Check out these awesome baskets!

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Combination basket

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Pamper basket

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For makeup lovers!

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For moms!

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For someone who needs relaxation 🙂

Baskets can be made for anyone, any age and starting at $20 a peice!

Lets chat and get all your holiday shopping done!

Xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom

Beauty Bar -Product Wednesday

I had a beauty bar at my house on Monday evening. It was so much fun!!
I made some goodies

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Then set up all my makeup,  anti-aging skin care, & nutrition and invited some ladies to come try!

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It was low key, educational and FUN! Im so enjoying talking to people about changing their products to more pure, safe and beneficial ones!
Makeup was a huge hit on Monday and a few ladies are switching over to Arbonne cosmetics!
If you want to talk products lets chat!
Xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom

Meet Me!

  1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
  2. It’s a bit indecisive…I straighten it daily 😛
  1. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
  2. I dyed it for year and just recently started going to the salon! Traci from Soho Studio in San Luis Obispo CA is the BESTTT
  1. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it
  2. Now that it is short the same!
  1. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
    I generally do my own but as a once in awhile treat I get a pedi!
  2. How often do you change your nail polish?

I NEVER paint my nails…my toes stay the same color until I absolutely need to change 😛

  1. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?

Year round since I live in CA and wear sandals year round

  1. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
  2. About 8 minutes….I have timed myself.
  1. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
  2. My face first always
  1. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
  2. I buy only what I need except for eye shadows, I have a lot of pallets
  1. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
  2. Never have I ever…
  1. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?

No, either I wear full face or nothing

  1. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?

Not generally.

  1. Will you leave the house without makeup?

Yes! All the time. I have great skin and don’t mind being seen barefaced.

  1. How many high-end products do you have?

All of them! You pay for what you get 😉

  1. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?

Yes, it is a huge time saver. I start my morning job at 7 am and get up at 5 so it saves the hassle.

  1. How often do you change your handbag?

Almost never. I carry a large bag at all times

  1. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?

I go to bed around 9 and wake up at 5am Monday-Friday. The weekends I get up at 7 and sometimes make it to 10pm 😛

  1. How often or when do you workout?

Daily! I walk 2+ miles Monday-Friday and hike 3-5 miles every Saturday and Sunday

  1. Left handed or right handed?

Right.

  1. How tall are you?

5’5

  1. Do you speak any foreign languages?

Nope…a little bit of Latin if that counts.

  1. How many pets do you have?

None right now only plants!

  1. How often are you on Blogger?

I’m on WordPress a lot.

  1. Do you read comments posted on blogs?

Yes, especially if it’s a topic I’m interested in.

  1. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

No, although I see a lot of reviews and think “I have to try that!”

  1. How did you come up with your blog name?

Its my name and my company combined 😛

  1. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?

My Samsung Galaxy 3

  1. How often do you clean your house?

I have daily tasks but every Sunday I do a deep clean. Tidiness is important to me

  1. What’s your favorite color?

PINK!!!

  1. Do you swear?

A bit here and there but every time I do I hear my Mom’s voice in my head saying “That is not very lady like! “

  1. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
    Nannying and then meeting with some clients and attending a mixer!

5 Minute Makeup Routine

5 Minute Makeup Routine

Before Arbonne I wasn’t very good about taking care of my skin, mostly because I was too busy. This being said I wash my face twice a day now and I have started a quick makeup routine. I have created this video and below I will list each product 

Step one CC Cream! I use the lightest shade. Skincare meets cosmetics to create a beautiful, healthier-looking complexion. Lightweight coverage builds to conceal blemishes and dark spots, and minimize the appearance of pores while botanicals soothe and hydrate. Our formula primes, mattifies and brightens, for more even-looking skin tone. Beauty and smarts — our CC Cream has it covered. Retails for $40

Step two bronzer-Create some solar flair. Our silky-light powder creates the look of glowing cheeks and brow bones. Brushes on evenly for a flawless-looking finish. Retails at $36

Step three- Eye Shadow Pallet- I used the garden pallet

Step four- It’s a Long Story Mascara-Life is an epic tale – start telling it with your eyes. High-performance lengthening mascara helps create the look of ultra-dramatic lashes with major longitude. Clinically tested and formulated to be water-resistant and longwearing. Retail price at $36

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*Retail price just means you would pay this without discount or special offer! If you have an interest in purchasing any products let me know

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