makeup totally worth buying (i shopped!) | #thebeautybalance

I’ve been diving right into this 31 Day Writing Challenge, where each blogger chooses a topic to write about for 31(ish) days. Because it’s right where God has me, I’ve chosen to share on Blending Beauty with Balance.
(#thebeautybalance, if you want to follow along…or better yet, join the conversation using the hashtag!)

It’ll be a fun and encouraging 31(ish) days where I’ll be sharing tips and tricks while digging deeper, finding purpose, and blending beauty with balance — all with a heart of intention. {all 31(ish) Days will be linked here}

 

I made it a whole month and I didn’t even shop once…
I blogged a whole month (almost) and totally did my best to blend beauty with balance…
And then…

I shopped.

Whoops!!!!!

I guess it’s a good thing it’s all about balance, right?
And I do always preach the 80/20 rule, so…
{I’m really good at comforting myself with excuses, by the way.}

Okay, so here’s the makeup I think is totally worth buying:

 

Products Mentioned:

GrooveBook: SALDANA388 to receive your first one free!
Mereadesso All in One Moisturizer
Gabriel Cosmetics
Colour Pop
Schmidts Deodorant:  enter MUSINGS during checkout and get 15% off anything you order!!!
Portland Bee Balm

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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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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. Some links above may be affiliate.
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im a redecorating fool!

So, my most fab blog designer Stephanie has been busy at work making changes for me once again…
For whatever reason (psych majors fill me in) I am needing desperately to change everything around me, and that includes le blog.
I guess I just kinda felt like I wanted to make it a little more simple n chic…
You like?
We still have a few little things to tweak….but can I just tell you?
There is none better than my girl.
None.
Anyway, come back tomorrow and I’ll have more of the home tour!
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vote for summer, and i’ll give you my tots

So apparently I have been nominated for a way FAB mommy blog award, 
and while there are lots of other AMAZING mommy bloggers up for the win, 
I still think it would kind of cool to get the swag.

And by give you my tots…
I mean, I’ll share the swag with YOU guys!!!


Btw, I guess I’m losing because I have tooted my own horn yet.

So toot toot.

Vote for Summer!
{it’s easy, visit the blog and click the button next to Le Musings of Moi!}

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you are the big winner, tattoos, and a dog attack

Hey people!
So….ya…two weeks later I’m here picking the winner!!!
This time I went high tech again,
by putting my finger on the computer and scrolling through the comments while closing my eyes.
When Jimmy called stop,
I opened my eyes and saw….
Dear sweet Brittany of Unexpected Surprises!!!
OMG,
seriously girl,
I LOVE that you won,
because you are one of those readers that are seriously one of the biggest BLESSINGS to me!
You always read, always comment, always encourage, and always make me laugh. =)
Email me, and we’ll work out the deets!
To the rest of you,
there are always more opportunities coming up!
Oh….
and because I’m starting a second round of antibiotics…
I had to reschedule my tattoo for today.
Oh the sadness.
I might mention that my foster son was attacked by a dog on the day I was traveling home from Miami.
Talk about sadness.
While I knew of my love for him before,
nothing made me realize that I care for him as one of my own,
than this situation.
I felt helpless and scared,
and all I wanted was to be with him.
So ya, it’s been a FUN first day home.
© 2010 “Le Musings of Moi”
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one more day

You have just one more day to enter the swoon worthy giveaway from Mommy Pads and More….so get to entering.
I’ll pick a winner on Monday!
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a swoon worthy giveaway

So you guys are kind of getting into the whole “finding you amazing shops and giveaways” thing I got going on right?
I know, me too.
This week, I’m introducing you to yet ANOTHER fab sponsor,
I actually stumbled upon this website awhile ago,
and having been drooling over it ever since.
Here’s why I thought it would be perfect for you and le blog,
because it has EVERYTHING you could possibly want and need….
and I don’t think there is a single product that I wouldn’t buy.
In fact, I actually have this stamp:
larson
{larson stamp}
Only with an S and our own address…
Other stamps to swoon over:
single initial 17-Delgado
{single initial, delgado}
And besides stamps,
here are just a few other things I’m desiring and hoping to find a home for soon…
Notepads:
maguire family pad thank you pad
To do list Amazon-mommy pads
Note cards:
NC-121 Graphic Flowers copy_L
And of course, one can never be complete without more jewelry:
gold toggle bracelet sminitialsdisc discs180
Swoon worthy, right?
And of course, because all my sponsors kind of rock,
Mommy Pads and More is offering you…
yes YOU…
a choice of either a free personalized stamp or notepad of your choice!
{that’s a retail value of up to $32!}
But, if you just can’t wait to win and you must shop like, now…
then make sure to use the code MOMMY for a 15% discount.
{available worldwide!}
Ways to win,
each with a separate comment please:
~ check out Mommy Pads and More and leave a comment about what you loved most
~ become a follower of le blog
~ blog it
~ tweet it
~ facebook it
~ come back every day telling me something funny
Annnnnd,
if you just can’t get enough of MP&M,
you can always check out their blog,
their facebook as well as their twitter.
I’ll choose a winner next Monday!
© 2010 “Le Musings of Moi”
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the big winner!!!

I am so not camera ready,
so instead of vlogging the winner,
I decided to just use good ol’ random.org.
Which I’m not a fan of,
because then I have to count through the comments.
And I’m lazy, and tired,
and math was so so long ago for me.
But, I made a promise to pick the winner tonight,
so here I am…
counting…
to the chosen number 61.
(ugh, was so hoping it would be in the top 10…wanted less to count.)
The big winner tonight is…..
Congrats girlee!!
Email me and we’ll work out the details!
And you know….
I have ANOTHER giveaway coming up tomorrow or Tuesday.
And of course,
you will DIE for it.
Promise.
Pinky swear even.
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last chance!!!!

Today is the last chance to enter the Gwen Delicious jewelry giveaway!
It ends at midnight…
and tomorrow I’ll vlog the winner!
Don’t miss out,
I swear her stuff is.
To. Die. For.
No lie.
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le big winner of the proactiv anti aging products!!!

Yes, I realize I am an ENTIRE week past the date I said I was going to pick a winner for this giveaway…

but come on….

first there was the healing from the tattoo and then my daughter got the flu.

You’re lucky I’m even still here.
And still sane.
Ish.

Anyway, here is the big winner!!!

Via randomnumber.org,

Number 259!!!
Woah, that is crrrrazy, last entry wins the game!
Lauren from Salt says…come and claim your prize girl!!!
Don’t worry, non winners….I like to keep my peeps HOOKED up for putting up with me, so you’ll have your chance at more fab stuff soon!
Hope you guys are enjoying your weekend.
Chloe is STILL sick, but not in the cute snuggly way anymore, and she does not want anyone besides her mama, who still can’t calm the cries….so I enjoyed myself a big ol’ slice of chocolate cake from Vons.
And I’m currently enjoying the slight high I am feeling from eating sugar again.
An addict I am.
I know.
That’s why there’s Mondays though, to start over.
Right?

© 2009 “Le Musings of Moi”

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a giveaway! proactiv anti aging, it’s not just for your teens anymore!

I have genius ideas sometimes.
Like when I thought up Ice Cream flavors that would taste like different kinds of cereal.
Genius right?
{it seemed like a good idea at the time.}
Or the time I told my sister on a Vegas night out, that there should be roll up shoes for your purse. Because my feet hurt at the end of the night and I needed them right in that moment.
I know it’s out there NOW,
but you guys,
I THOUGHT OF IT FIRST!
In addition to those brilliant inventions, I also thought and actually VOICED another need once to a Sephora rep once YEARS AGO.
{who apparently was an inside spy for Proactiv…}
I waltzed in one day and asked if they happened to have any skin care that combined acne relief with anti aging….
She told me no. No, there were not products on the market like that.
And then she ran back to Proactiv and told them to hurry, quick, invent this INCREDIBLY BRILLIANT idea before Summer gets all the credit!!!
I’m pretty sure that’s how it went down, but it’s okay.
What’s important is that the people benefit from my ideas….
who needs the fame, money and recognition?
Anyway….
So, you can imagine my JOY when I received an email from Proactiv.com offering to send me and one my followers several of these products.
And I have to tell you, I’ve been testing them out the last few weeks, and not only is my skin clear and glowing….but I saaaawear that I look younger.
In fact, I may even be aging in reverse.
Seriously though, I do love the stuff.
The night and eye cream were especially my favorites…so faboosh.
So.
I’m telling you, you want this stuff.
You NEED this stuff.
Proactiv isn’t just for your teens anymore!
Here’s what you get:
{total value: $100!!!}

Proactiv® Green Tea Moisturizer
~Feather-light moisturizer, designed specifically for acne prone skin, absorbs instantly, delivering deep hydration to dry, tired skin and helps nourish and soothe.
~Formulated with concentrated botanical extracts and powerful antioxidants, leave skin feeling refreshed and moisturized.
~Mineral-rich, non comedogenic formula, does not clog pores or leave skin feeling greasy
~Specifically created for the acne-prone skin, yet works for all skin types.

Proactiv® Clarifying Night Cream
~For acne prone skin, this moisturizer offers both the benefits of salicylic acid to help clear up blemishes and retinol to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
~Contains unique combination of natural botanicals such as chamomile and kukui nut oil to soothe and calm the skin’s surface while you sleep.
~Moisturizing agents restore balance and replenish, leaving skin fresh and glowing.

Proactiv® Replenishing Eye Serum
~Designed to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with co-enzyme Q10 & hyaluronic acid.
~Contains green tea to reduce the effects of free radicals and vitamins and botanicals to rejuvenate tired eyes.
~Perfect treatment ‘round the clock for a refreshed look.
~Non-comedogenic; designed specifically for acne prone skin.

Proactiv® Nourishing Eye Cream
~Offers deep hydration with an ultra-rich formula of soothing botanicals, such as cucumber and chamomile extract.
~This luxurious cream contains soy extract for skin brightening benefits.
~Utilizes a rich blend of nourishing elements and antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, & E and green tea.
~Treat under eye area for intense overnight hydration.
~Non-comedogenic; designed specifically for acne prone skin.

Here’s what you gotta do to enter:
~My giveaways are a way of saying thank you for being a part of the Le Musings of Moi community….
So be sure to follow.
I mean, really, following only benefits you.
*wink, wink*
Leave a comment and let me know you follow.
~Leave another comment telling me why YOU need this product.
Extra entries:
~Twitter: follow me on Twitter
~Tweet it
~Faceblab it
~Blog it

And even more extra entries!!!
~You can enter this contest once a day!!!
Just come back every day and leave a comment (on this post!) telling me the biggest blessing of your previous day.
I’ll be picking a winner next Sunday, January 24.
© 2009 “Le Musings of Moi”
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