May 2015 Faves: Music, Gadgets, Books and Beauty Products.

Post contains affiliate links. All items were purchased by me expect for the Cocoa Brown tanner. All thoughts are my own.

Hey there.

Thanks so much for the sweet comments in my last post.

I really appreciate it and I hope you all had an amazing weekend.

Today I wanted to share with you some of the items I’ve been loving during the last month and I hope you enjoy!

First is the music I’ve been loving and this month it’s The 50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack.

This isn’t about the movie so I’m not even going to get into that and if you love it/hate it/haven’t seen it/could care less about it hehe.

All I know is the music from it is amazing!

Like seriously!

My fave song from it is probably Earned it by The Weekend which starts at 5:20 just an fyi.


Next thing that I’ve been loving this month are my white converse.

They are such a Spring/Summer staple for me.

So easy to just throw on and they go with everything!

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A gadget that I’ve been loving this month is called HeartMath Inner Balance-Lightning Sensor for Iphone.

I first heard about it from a friend.

Her Holistic Doctor recommends it for stress and anxiety and she said she loved it so I rushed over to amazon and picked it up for myself.

We all know meditation is great for our mental health, but you never know if you’re doing it right.

Well that’s where the The Inner Balance Sensor for iOS comes in.

It’s an innovative approach to improving wellness through training, education and self-monitoring.

With Inner Balance you plug the device into your phone, enter how you are feeling in the moment, clip on the earpiece and then run a session focusing on a positive moment and you will see the benefits right there in front of you.

Research has shown that focusing on positive emotions like appreciation can greatly reduce the effects of stress and deliver you to a more calm peaceful state.

I do about 2 or 3 5 minute sessions a day and I really do feel like it helps put me in a more peaceful state of mind.


A book I’m obsessed with this month is What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn) by Seth Godin.

It’s a book that feels more like a high-end magazine.

Filled with full colored pages that feature short stories and essays to help you know what to do when it’s your turn in life.

It’s an urgent call to do the work we’re hiding from, a manifesto about living with things that might not work and embracing tension when doing your “art”.


It’s the motivational kick in the pants we all need to go out there and take our turn.

Amazing, I highly recommend it!


Another gadget I’m loving this month is the 7 year pen by

Worldwide, 100 million pens are discarded every day.


To change that Seltzer Goods took their turn (see what I did there ha!) and created a pen that has enough ink in it to write 1.7 meters a day for 7 years!

It’s made well, writes well and a portion of the proceeds are donated to environmental charities.

I picked mine up at Books a Million, but you can also find them online.

Okay now onto beauty!

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The beauty products I’m currently loving are….

1. Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mousse Self Tanner by Marissa Carter.

This stuff is amazing!

I’m naturally pretty fair skinned, but I can apply this and about an hour later I’m transformed into a bronzed goddess.

Well maybe not, but I do have a gorgeous tan haha.

Not orange or streaky at all.

Just a gorgeous natural looking tan.

Love it!

2. Pacifica Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes with coconut water.

These wipes are great.

They’re gentle and highly effective.

Two thumbs way up!

3. 100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer in Cocoa Glow.

This 100% Natural bronzer will give you a warm, beautiful, sun kissed glow instantly from pigments of cocoa, coffee, tomato and berries.

4. Hourglass Radiant Magenta.

An oldie, but a goodie.

I’ve had this for a while, but I recently just rediscovered it and I’m so glad I did.

Such a gorgeous golden fuchsia blush and perfect for Summer.

5. Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick in Caramel.

You may remember my review on these lipsticks earlier this month and well I’m still obsessed.

My current fave shade is Caramel it’s a gorgeous fleshy nude.

6. Pacifica Power of Love Eye Shadow Palette.

These rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish.

7. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination Full Coverage Cream.

If you love a full coverage foundation that feels more like a CC cream then this is your product.

8. Acure Brightening Facial Scrub.

This is my second tube of this product and I love it.

It’s a gentle scrub that provides a nice, deep clean.

9. Earth Paste Toothpaste.

This toothpaste contains no glycerin, no fluoride, no foaming agents, no artificial coloring and it’s from the earth.

All in all a great natural toothpaste.

So that’s it.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Be sure to comment and let me know what you thought of the post and also what you’re loving this month.



Save 20% and Get Free Shipping


I just wanted to pop in real quick and let you know about a great sale going on.

Today only you can save 20% off your purchase and get free shipping in the store no coupon code needed.

So head on over and check out the store if you’re in the market for some fun new art.


Above is Jackson one of my newest paintings in a gorgeous wall tapestry.

Wouldn’t he look amazing in a modern home?

Have a wonderful weekend.

Anyone have any fun plans?

I’m heading to the 24 hour Disney World event right now so I have a feeling the rest of my weekend will be spent recovering from that lol.



Nordstrom Sale Picks

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It’s time for Nordstrom’s half yearly sale and as I was browsing the site I thought I’d share with you some of my picks.

First stop clothing and accessories.

and now onto home goods.

So many awesome deals!

Will you be picking up anything from the sale?



Small Beauty Kind Haul & Coupon Code

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I recently heard about this new (at least to me) website called Beauty Kind and I love it.

BeautyKind is a new kind of online retailer that allows you to buy the brands you love and discover new favorites, all while supporting the cause of your choice.

Where it’s different is that BeautyKind allows you to direct 5% of your product purchase price to the cause of your choice, whether it’s a national charity or one in your local community.

The choice is yours.

Such a great idea right?


So here it is.

My tiny haul haha.

I didn’t pick up much, because well shockingly I didn’t need much.

My bathroom/bedroom/closet/home already looks like a Sephora store so yeah….

I was running low on my Lavanila Deodorant though so I picked up a mini duo set of that and I picked up the Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser because well you can never have to much skincare haha.

I’ve used the cleanser twice so far and I really like it!

Look for a review of that soon.

Now onto the coupon code….

If you shop Beauty Kind through this link then you’ll get $25.00 off of your first order of $50.00 or more and I’ll get $25.00.

It’s a win win :).

So go ahead and treat yourself and do some good at the same time.

Oh and have you ever tried either of these products before?




May 2015 IPSY Glam Bag & Beauty Box 5 Box

Note: I pay for IPSY and I’m lucky enough to be sent BB5 for review consideration. All thoughts are honest and 100% my own.

They’re hereeeeee.

Okay did that just make anyone else think about the creepy 80s movie Poltergeist?




Congrats my friend your brain is just as full of pop culture nonsense as mine is, lol!


My Beauty Box 5 and IPSY Glam Bag are here so I thought I’d share them with you.


This Month the Beauty Box 5 theme was Super Outstanding Skin and in it I received….

1. Bio Swiss Mini Tweezer.

2. Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturizer.

3. Styli-Style Blush/ Highlighter Stick in Pretty in Pink.

4. Essenza Rosemary Mint Luxury Hand Soap.

5. Coastal Scents Classic/Synthetic Brush.


The theme of the May IPSY bag is Jet setter.

In it I received….

1. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Ozone.

2. It Cosmetics CC Cream in Medium.

3. Bella Pierre Gel Eye Liner in Ebony.

4. Not Your Mothers Deja Vu Do Style Extender.

5. Peter Lamas Naturals Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleaner.

Oh and the cutest bag ever!

Don’t you love it?

So that’s it two pretty good bags/boxes this month.



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