Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fall Walmart Beauty Box Has Arrived!



Did you know that Walmart offers a beauty subscription box for just $5/quarterly? It's sent 4 times a year, each season. And it's full of trial sizes, samples and coupons! As always, beauty subscription boxes offer you the opportunity to try out products.

The box is shipped via USPS. And usually shows up in my mailbox with 5 days.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Essence Beauty Box Has Arrived!



I first heard about Essence Beauty Box a couple of months ago. Lots of buzz surrounding this beauty subscription box because it's contents focus on women of color from Essence magazine!

Oh, and did I mention that it's $15 a month? Free shipping!

Per the website, samples and/or trial sizes will be included. As you can see, I did receive some full size products in the October subscription box. I'm not complaining one bit!

I received the following in my October box: Curls Cre'me Brule Whipped Curl Cream, Calvin Klein Eternity Now, Tarte The Brow Architect~all in one brush, pencil and underscoring concealer, L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream and Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner.

Check out all the buzz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Join Me At #HERchat, Thursdays, 4PM PST



I attend several chats during the week, on Twitter. #HERchat is one of top favorites. Why? Because @EmpowHER, host, covers health topics that women are talking about. This week it was Breast Cancer Awareness.

Many doctors, survivors, men and women joined the conversation.

I learned so much on Thursday. One of the doctors, in attendance, spoke about how men survivors feel left out during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We really should do more about that. And that's one of the cool things about #HERchat. People started asking questions about men breast cancer survivors, screenings, stats. It was a lively conversation.

Many of my followers joined in the conversation after seeing my tweets, on their timeline as well. Ah, the positive power of Twitter!

If you're interested in participating or following #HERchat live, follow @EmpowHER or @berrymorin.

Support Breast Cancer Awareness. Rock Your Pink!



Thank you LUXHAIR for featuring me on your social media platforms this month!

Ipsy GlamBag Has Arrived! October 2015



Ipsy offers a monthly beauty samples subscription for just $10 a month. I love the variety and brands that I receive.

Many of them, like Smashbox primers, are now part of my makeup stash! Stop by Ipsy and see what's all the excitement is about. Oh, I should mention Free shipping! This is a fun way to try out products before you purchase.

Don't You Just Love Target's Value Section?



Have you heard about Target's value section? Many bloggers and YouTubers speak often about it. My husband and I will usually slow down to take a peek but it's not very often we'll make a purchase.

I was having a rough week so hubby picked up my medicine. Than he said, "I have a surprise for you". When he pulled these 3 Halloween tin cans out of the bag, I squealed"! What a great guy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fighting A Nasty Infection



After the water heater was replaced after draining all the water on to the balcony , the washer stopped working. Oh and don't forget the dishwasher not working either.

.The stress got to me and I developed a Hidradenitis Suppurativa outbreak! Very painful, uncomfortable. It also plays havoc on my other conditions. Needless to say it's been a rough couple of weeks.

So I'm doing the warm compress, trying to relax, keep busy, and taking my Vitamin C. In the meantime, I still approaching each day with a smile and a skip.

P.S. Washer is suppose to be here tomorrow. That would be so wonderful.

Menu Plan Monday ~October 12, 2015



Often I am asked, "What are your anti-aging tips"? First of all, I have to say I'm flatter by being asked. Second, I'm only going to share a few one of my favorite skincare discoveries.

My biggest tip, wash your face before you go to bed! It's bad for your skin to not do it. If you focus on that fact, you won't fall asleep with it on again.

I still use Noxzema all these many years. It's a great make up remover. Instead of removing it with a wash cloth, I use a MakeUp Eraser. This is a reusable towel that removes make up with just water.


Organized Junkie

I still love cooking for my husband even though I'm no longer able to enjoy the meals. Here's what he's having this week.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Pulled Pork, Rice, Collards

Ham Steak, Bok Choy

Chicken Sandwich, Soup

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Gwynnie Bee: Eliva Black & Cream Shift Dress



Thank you Gwynnie Bee for brighten up my day! This Elvi Black & Cream Shift Dress is perfect for hourglass gals, like me. Many shift dress are too baggy but this one has a semi-fitted waist.

The sleeveless dress is very welcome in a Vegas summer. If one gets too chilly just add a blazer or cardigan.

The fabric has weight to it so no worries on it riding up on you. It keeps it shape nicely. Also, it's lined! I really appreciate that little touch

If I were to purchase this dress, it would be $40, as a Gwynnie Bee member. I think I'll wear it a few times, return it in the free prepaid return stamped blue bag and recloset it.

If you're interested in joining Gwynnie Bee click here!

Monday, October 12, 2015

#DIY Ghosts Banner



This DIY ghosts banner was fun to assemble. I just printed out the free prints via Pinterest. Cut them out and taped them to black embroidery floss.

This Halloween, I've really been focusing on DIY projects for decorating and keeping cost down. So far, I've only spent $25!

Thank you Bombshell Bling for providing the free printable on Pinterest!

Outfit of the Day October 12, 2015



In my wardrobe, staples are a must have. With them I can mix and match, create different looks without spending a lot of money!

Before I purchase a piece, I think, "Can I create different looks with it"! That's so important when living on our budget.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

I Joined "This Week In Style"! Caitlyn Becker Is Leaving NYC!

Do you have a short list of people who influence your fashion style? I sure do and Caitlyn Becker, HuffPost Live host, is on the Top 5!

As I would take time out to watch and tweet LIVE during the show, I would learn new fashion and beauty tips. Caitlyn has a wonderful infectious personality and one can see she loves fashion when she hosts the show.

I even reached out to Caitlyn, via Twitter, for shoe advice, to complete a Red Carpet look. She was wicked generous and provided me with suggestions.

Over the 3 years, Caitlyn would mention me on "This Week In Style' often. I truly appreciated the shoutouts.

Cut to this segment, HuffPost Live producers reached out to me to surprise Caitlyn via Google Hangout. I am truly honored to have been asked and said Yes! Thank you HuffPost Live!