vitacost haul ft. pacifica, alba botanica, shikai + more!

It’s August Vitacost Haul Time!!!

Every month I place an online Vitacost order for my family & myself, and I love sharing these hauls with you guys because I am so passionate about proving that there are much better and healthier products out there and at affordable prices!

Plus, and I’m not even joking, shopping on Vitacost is like retail therapy – much like wandering through Target and leaving with things you didn’t know you needed – but way better because these things are HEALTHY and you actually need them!!!

It really does make such a difference what we use and put in or on our bodies, so any change you are able to make now is a step in the right direction!

Here are just a few ideas to get you started…

— Always first shop Vitacost through Ebates, Extrabux, or Top Cash Back to earn extra cash back off every order! I check them all first to see which is offering more cash back. —

Vitacost (earn $10 when you sign up!)
Ebates (earn $5 when you sign up with this link)
Extrabux (earn $5 when you sign up with this link)
TopCashBack (earn $10 when you sign up with this link)

And if you guys also prefer to shop healthier or shop on Vitacost as well, make sure to let us all know what we need to try next in the comments below!

*Previous orders for more ideas:
July Vitacost Haul
June Vitacost Haul

 

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saldana fam cam: new traditions, simplifying life, clothing haul & the craziest documentarty ever!

Welcome to our Weekly Vlogs!

Every week I include makeup I’m wearing, workouts I’m doing, healthy grocery hauls, all the goodies that come in the mail, what we shop for, church chat, as well as snippits of our every day life as a family! I hope you enjoy, and of course, if there’s anything else you would like to see or have us add in, let me know in the comments below!

This week on the Saldana Fam Cam…
New traditions, making changes to simplifying our life, the craziest documentary you HAVE to watch, church chat, a clothing haul + more!

Websites mentioned:
Fashion Nova (XOSUMMER for 15% off)
Our Church Podcasts

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july favorites: what i’m reading, loving & what you need to know about!

My goodness gracious…my blog got a little quiet there for a bit, didn’t it?

In case you didn’t know, about 6 months ago we took in two little girls for foster care, ages 2.5 & 3, and my life just hasn’t been the same ever since. It’s been quite the journey with so many ups and downs, and even more life lessons and spiritual growth than we were ever prepared for.

I have so many thoughts and experiences to share on all of that, in time…but for today lets just keep things light as I tiptoe back into this whole blogging world again, ya?

I want to get back in the habit of sharing my YouTube videos here for those of you who maybe don’t get into the habit of checking YouTube every week, and in today’s video I’m sharing my July Favorites: what I’m reading, loving & what you need to know about!! It’s just one of those things us girls tend to do…the moment we find something we are obsessed with, we immediately rush out to tell our nearest & dearest urging them to “Try it!!!.” And that’s exactly what this video is all about!

Products Mentioned:
Hydro Flask Water Bottle/Thermos
It Works Green Chews
Shea Moisture Marine Complex Shampoo & Body Lotion
Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10 in 1 Conditioner
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Treatment
Loreal Blow Dry & Extend
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
Jouer Anti Blemish Primer
Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation
IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder/Concealer Brush
Tarte Lights Camera Flashes Mascara
What Alice Forgot
Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Vintage Rose

And in other news….

Today I’m over on the Cover FX blog getting up close & personal sharing my best beauty tips, secrets and lessons…what you need to know and what you should never leave home without! I would love it if you took a minute to go over and check it out and say hi!

P.S.

Don’t forget to leave a comment here letting us all know what you’ve been loving as well! Books, food, beauty, scripture…whatever it is you that has made a difference, we want to know!

xo,
Summer
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top 10 beauty products under $10

Top 10 Beauty Products Under $10 (ish!)

My beautiful friend, Sam Schuerman and I got together last weekend and thought it would be fun to film a little collab sharing our Top 10 Beauty Items for under $10…ish.

We say, “ish,” simply because we find that when we’re telling people how much something costs (especially our husbands), we always tend to round down… It’s a bad (or is it good?!?) habit we just can’t quit.

So, on my channel we each shared 5 products, and then we share another 10 products (5 each) on her channel as well! So it’s kind of like a 2 for 1! Ultimately, you get our top 20 Beauty Products all for under $10 ish!

So make sure that when you’re done watching this video you head on over to Sam’s channel and watch our other half as well!

We had the most fun ever filming together, and I hope it’s just as entertaining (and helpful!) to watch as it was to film!

Sam’s Video

Products Mentioned!
Colour Pop Lippie Stix in BFF
Colour Pop Lippie Liner in Skimpy
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
Jordana Best Lash Extreme
Jordana Fabuliner
Tinkle Razor
NYC Bronzing Powder in 720A Sunny
Seche Vite Top Coat
Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Strawberry Blonde
Schmidts Deodorant ~ enter MUSINGS during checkout and get 15% off anything you order!!!

As always, I want to know what you’re favorite beauty products are for under $10(ish) as well, so leave a comment below!!!

Remember to subscribe! 

~ Wanna send me mail? ~
Summer Saldana
PO Box 720073
San Diego, Ca 92172

~ MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL…

While I LOVE beauty, health, and all things related, more than anything my heart and soul belongs to Jesus! This quote expresses exactly what I hope shines more than anything:

“Like Paul and every other believer, my life is no longer my own. The focus must not be on me, but on Christ. When someone hears from me publicly, I want it all to point to Him.” {quote from John MacArthur}

But, this channel is not just about me!
It’s actually just as much about you & your stories as well, as I’ve been so blessed by the beauty of all of our unique stories and lives shared. I hope you’ll stick around, subscribe, and be a part of the story!

xoxo, Summer

+ DISCLAIMER +
FTC: This is not a sponsored video. While some products are sent to me, I am very choosy and will always share my honest opinion of everything that I try and review on my channel. I will never accept payment in exchange for a positive review. Some links above may be affiliate.
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holy grail product alert: cover fx custom cover drops

You guys, I am so excited to announce the launch of the most amazing Cover FX Custom Cover Drops!

All you have to do is add this ingenious product to ANY of your face products to customize your perfect amount of coverage without having to wear any foundation!!!
It’s kind of a big deal!!!

In the videos below, first I’ll share all the amazing details of the product and why I am so impressed with it, and then I’ll show a quick tutorial on how I use them and what I love mixing them with the most.

 

When you order, use the code ‘DROPLOVE’ to receive 50% off a Cover FX primer of your choice when you purchase your Custom Cover Drops.
Valid today through March 31, 2015.

Cover FX Links:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

And as always, if you’re already using this in your beauty routine, you have to let me know your thoughts down below! What products are you mixing it with that you love most? Which products maybe aren’t working so much? And any other secrets you’ve perfected with them! I love hearing your experiences and learning from you as well!

xo

disclaimer: I have been chosen to be one of Cover Fx’s 2015 Beauty Ambassadors, which allows me opportunities to try and share all of their products with you. However, I would never have accepted this opportunity if I didn’t 100% believe in the brand and believe that it would be something I would feel authentic sharing with all of you. Please know that I will always give my most honest opinion, and I will never accept payment in exchange for a positive review.
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hair tutorial: how to get perfect beachy waves + a giveaway

Finally!!! A hair tutorial!!!

Let me just confess that I have the most confused hair in all the earth. It kind of wants to be straight, but then other parts kind of want to be bendy (not curly though…I could only wish!). And that is exactly why I thank the good Lord for creating the people who invented curling irons and straighteners. Because now I can pretend I have good hair most of the days of my life. Ha!

So todays tutorial is all about how to get those boho beachy loose curls that have become my go to look… mostly because it’s actually easy to do AND the waves will last for a few days without having to curl again!

I hope this is helpful and let me know if you guys end up giving it a try! xo

Also, as a part of this video collab, we’re giving away a $100 Sephora gift card!

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE
– giveaway is international
– giveaway is an egift card
– closes feb 23 at midnight

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New Videos every Tues, Thurs and Sunday!!!

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vitacost haul | shop healthy on a budget

Vitacost Haul Time | Health, Beauty & Supplements

It’s time once again for our monthly Vitacost order, and of course I had to share in hopes that it gives you guys some ideas on how to shop healthier on a budget!

And remember to always first shop Vitacost through Ebates, Extrabux, or Top Cash Back to earn extra cash back off every order!
I check them all first to see which is offering more cash back.

* Vitacost: (earn $10 when you sign up!)
* Ebates: (earn $5 when you sign up with this link)
* Extrabux: (earn $5 when you sign up with this link)
* TopCashBack: (earn $10 when you sign up with this link)

Remember to subscribe!
New Videos every Tues, Thurs and Sunday!!!

~ Wanna send me mail? ~
Summer Saldana
PO Box 720073
San Diego, Ca 92172

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~ Check out some of my other videos! ~

Erin Condren vs. Whitney English Planners
Vitacost Haul
Homeschooling Tips & Update
Holy Grail Primer
Healthy Grocery Haul
Best Natural Deodorant
Best Eyeliner for Waterline!
Hair Tutorial Quick & Easy Vintage Hairstyle | Headband Tuck & Updo

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~ Get To Know Me Better! ~
What is Le Musings of Moi
20 Things To Do Before We Die Tag
The Husband Tag
50 Random Facts About Me
My Anxiety Story
TMI Tag

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~ MY FAVORITE SHOPPING LINKS & CODES BELOW ~

*Best Natural Deodorant EVER: enter MUSINGS during checkout and get 15% off anything you order!!!

IPSY ~ You get 4-5 beauty products in a new makeup bag every month delivered to your door, for just $10!

BIRCHBOX ~ delivers top product samples from high-end brands. Only $10 a month!!!

*MEMEBOX (Use code P694C7 for $5.00 off any order over $30.00)

*TWISTED SILVER – (15% off with the code “Musing”)

* SHOPLATELY

*IRRESISIBLE ME Extensions & Flat Iron (10% off through link)

MICHAEL TODD (20% discount through link)

+ DISCLAIMER +
FTC: This is not a sponsored video. While some products are sent to me, I am very choosy and will always share my honest opinion of everything that I try and review on my channel. I will never accept payment in exchange for a positive review. Some links above may be affiliate.

~ AND MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL…

While I LOVE beauty, health, and all things related, more than anything my heart and soul belongs to Jesus! This quote expresses exactly what I hope shines more than anything:

“Like Paul and every other believer, my life is no longer my own. The focus must not be on me, but on Christ. When someone hears from me publicly, I want it all to point to Him.”

{quote from John MacArthur}

xoxo, Summer

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january favorites 2015 featuring lorac unzipped gold

January Favorites!

~ Beauty Products Mentioned ~
Lorac Unzipped & Unzipped Gold Palettes – To. Die. For. I seriously feel like my eyeshadow life is complete.
Nyx Eyeshadows in Bedroom Eyes, Liquid Gold – Almost just as amazing as the Lorac…almost, but for the price…you need these in your life. You won’t even believe the color payoff you get!!!
Jordana Best Lash Extreme – Gives amazing length and volume, and the price!!! Are you even kidding me? So good.
Skindinavia Bridal Finishing Spray – Hairspray for your makeup. This is a product I didn’t believe I needed in my life, and I was oh so wrong. I need it. And so do you.
Bite Beauty in Violet – This is the lipstick for me. THE lipstick for me. Like, this is one of those “if I was on a deserted island and I could only bring one lipstick with me” kind of lipsticks. Best ever. Ever.

Okay….now I want to know, what did you guys love most last month! Help a sista out!

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Remember to subscribe!

New Videos every Tues, Thurs and Sunday!!!

~ Wanna send me mail? ~
Summer Saldana
PO Box 720073
San Diego, Ca 92172

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~ Check out some of my other videos! ~

* Erin Condren vs. Whitney English Planners
* Vitacost Haul
* Homeschooling Tips & Update
* Holy Grail Primer
* Healthy Grocery Haul
* Best Natural Deodorant
* Best Eyeliner for Waterline!
* Hair Tutorial Quick & Easy Vintage Hairstyle | Headband Tuck & Updo

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ Get To Know Me Better! ~
* What is Le Musings of Moi
* 20 Things To Do Before We Die Tag
* The Husband Tag
* 50 Random Facts About Me
* My Anxiety Story
* TMI Tag

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ MY FAVORITE SHOPPING LINKS & CODES BELOW ~

Always first shop Vitacost through Ebates, Extrabux, or Top Cash Back to earn extra cash back off every order! I check them all first to see which is offering more cash back.

* Vitacost: (earn $10 when you sign up!)
* Ebates: (earn $5 when you sign up with this link)
* Extrabux: (earn $5 when you sign up with this link)
* TopCashBack: (earn $10 when you sign up with this link)

*Best Natural Deodorant EVER: enter MUSINGS during checkout and get 15% off anything you order!!!

* IPSY ~ You get 4-5 beauty products in a new makeup bag every month delivered to your door, for just $10!

* BIRCHBOX ~ delivers top product samples from high-end brands. Only $10 a month!!!

*MEMEBOX (Use code P694C7 for $5.00 off any order over $30.00)

*TWISTED SILVER – (15% off with the code “Musing”)

* SHOPLATELY

*IRRESISIBLE ME Extensions & Flat Iron (10% off through link)

* MICHAEL TODD (20% discount through link)

+ DISCLAIMER +
FTC: This is not a sponsored video. While some products are sent to me, I am very choosy and will always share my honest opinion of everything that I try and review on my channel. I will never accept payment in exchange for a positive review. Some links above may be affiliate.

~ AND MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL…

While I LOVE beauty, health, and all things related, more than anything my heart and soul belongs to Jesus! This quote expresses exactly what I hope shines more than anything:

“Like Paul and every other believer, my life is no longer my own. The focus must not be on me, but on Christ. When someone hears from me publicly, I want it all to point to Him.”

{quote from John MacArthur}

xoxo, Summer

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best in beauty 2014

Best in Beauty 2014

Happy New Year you guys!

Oh my gosh, I have seriously missed you guys and this place so much more than I expected! It’s so good to be back.

It’s crazy to me that it’s been a month, if not a little more, since I’ve done any writing whatsoever. Not only was I not writing here on my blog, but I didn’t even so much as write in a journal… When I took the month off, I literally took the month off! (Okay, exception…I did get a little wordy on Instagram a few times. Sometimes I find it so much easier to micro blog than serious blog…Ha!)

Of course I have thoughts and ideas and plans about the time I took off, but that is just going to have to wait for another day, because today we’re not going to go nearly that deep.

Instead, today it’s all about the very best beauty products that I used and loved throughout the year of 2014.

These are by far some of my most favorites videos ever to watch, because I feel like you truly get a sense of the stuff that wasn’t just the favorite from the month…but the stuff that really stood the test of time. And those are the kinds of products, I think, that are truly worth checking out!

So after a lot of serious and intense testing of beauty products over this last year, here is the complete list of what I loved and used the most!

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*Products Mentioned*

Best Beauty Tool: 
Beauty Blender

Best BB Cream: 
Cover Fx BB Gel

Best Foundations:
Estee Lauder Double Wear
Lorac Porefection
Cover Fx Pressed Mineral Foundation

Best Powder:
Hourglass Ambient Powder Dim Light

Best Primers:
City Cosmetics Pore Minimizing Primer
Cover Fx Mattifying Primer

Best Highlighters/Illuminators:
Cover Fx Highlight in Sunlight
Mary Loumanizer by the Balm

Best Concealers:
Cover Fx Blemish Concealer
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Illuminator/Brightener

Best Palette:
Lorac Pro to Go

Best Mascara:
Tarte Lights Camera Flashes
Jordana Best Lash Extreme

Best Eyeliners:
YSL Faux Cils
Smashbox Liquid Liner
Physicians Formula 2 in 1 Liquid Liner

Best Brow Pencil:
It Cosmetics Brow Power

Best Eye Primer:
Jane Eye Primer

Best Eyeshadows:
Colour Pop Eyeshadows
Khroma Stick

Best Blushes:
Maybelline Master Hi-Lite Blushes in Pink Rose & Coral 
Nyx Blushes
BH Cosmetics Blush Palette

Best Lipliner:
Cover Girl in Beloved

Best Lipsticks:
Nyx Butter Lipsticks Hunk & Razzle
Maybelline Matte Lipstick Lust for Blush
Bite Beauty Lipsticks Violet & Granache

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Now it’s your turn!!! What did you love and use most throughout 2014! Let us know in the comments below!

 

+ DISCLAIMER +
FTC: This is not a sponsored video. While some products are sent to me, I am very choosy and will always share my honest opinion of everything that I try and review on my channel. I will never accept payment in exchange for a positive review. Some links above may be affiliate.

~ MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL…

While I LOVE beauty, health, and all things related, more than anything my heart and soul belongs to Jesus! This quote expresses exactly what I hope shines more than anything:

“Like Paul and every other believer, my life is no longer my own. The focus must not be on me, but on Christ. When someone hears from me publicly, I want it all to point to Him.”

{quote from John MacArthur}

xoxo, Summer

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a $5 makeup brand that will blow you away!

Goodness gracious.
So, it would seem that blogging consistently for a month would cause me to need nearly an entire week off from writing.

Sorry about that!
I do have thoughts though about all that writing, and even have a draft wrapping it all up waiting to be edited, but finding a moment to finish it is another story… so stay tuned, it’s coming.

Also, now that we’re getting closer to another New Year (what the heck?!?), I also seem to have a lot of thoughts about all that I want to focus and work on in 2015!

I have nearly an entire page full of notes and exciting new ideas and changes I want to explore, especially in the area of my blog & YouTube channel…which is breathing new life and hope into those areas for me.
(and I’m praying will hopefully do the same for you guys reading and watching as well!)

And this is why I LOVE the start of new months, seasons, and especially new years…the thrill of hope springs alive.
Ok, does anybody else get THIS excited about the New Year this early… or is it just me???
Anyway…I’m getting a tad distracted.

Okay, so in other exciting news, I have an incredible new makeup line to tell you guys about, and I just can’t even believe how in love I am with everything that I’ve tried!!!

The line is called Colour Pop, and they’re all about eyeshadows, lip liners and lipsticks…which is brilliant, because I’m kind of all about those things as well! Everything I’ve tried has been so unique and high quality, and it just blows me away that every single thing on their site is only $5!!! I mean, that’s my kind of shopping right there!!!

It’s literally all I’ve been wearing this last month, and I definitely have a wish list of things I still want to try!

Okay so enough rambling…in this video I’m sharing all that I got and exactly what I thought…
And, I’m hoping that by watching this haul complete with swatches, it only helps make your shopping decisions that much easier!

You guys, I’m just here to help. =)

________________

While I LOVE beauty, health, and all things related, more than anything my heart and soul belongs to Jesus! This quote expresses exactly what I hope shines more than anything:

“Like Paul and every other believer, my life is no longer my own. The focus must not be on me, but on Christ. When someone hears from me publicly, I want it all to point to Him.”

{quote from John MacArthur}

xoxo, Summer

+ DISCLAIMER +
FTC: This is not a sponsored video. While some products have been sent to me, I will always share my honest opinion of everything that I try and review on my channel. I will never accept payment in exchange for a positive review.
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