Friday, February 27, 2015

Fashion Friday || Elanee S.

Click HERE to enter the Jamberry Nails giveaway!

Hi Everyone, This is Elanee from over at Elanee’s Endeavors. I’m very excited to share a Fashion Friday with you all today! It’s been a while since I’ve shared an outfit with you all, but I sure have enjoyed seeing the many beautiful outfits you all have shared. It’s inspiring to see what other people create from their own wardrobes. Eden asked me to share an outfit with you all today, and so I just decided to share what I’m wearing for the day!

This is just a simple causal outfit of mine to share with you all. I seem to be going to this outfit pretty regularly for something comfortable to wear that’s not too warm. We’ve been having such nice weather here in Oregon, that it makes me think that spring is already here. I even ordered seeds the other day. I can’t wait to plant them;)
Anyhow, as you can see this is a pretty straightforward outfit. Here’s the details in case you’re interested

Sweater top: No Name Brand- Assistance League Thrift Store- $7
Tank top undershirt: GNW- Fred Meyers- $10
Denim Skirt: New York Company- Christopher & Banks- $5
Scarf: Christmas Gift from my Mom - Fred Meyers
Earrings: Local craft sale- $2

I just got my braces bands changed out to teal green, so I’ve been wearing this scarf a lot lately. I love how it has all the different colors and fibers woven together to create a blended color. I didn’t use to be much of a scarf wearer, but I’ve really been enjoying creating outfits around scarfs lately. They’re so nice and cozy. The only problem is that they do cover up your necklace:)
 I thought I’d include a picture of my hair from the back. I’ve been experimenting with different styles and updo’s lately:) It’s been lots of fun. This one was inspired from a recent Cinderella play my Dad and I went to see. It’s basically a simply high up bun, with a centered part in front. And naturally curly hair of course;)

I’ll leave you with a passage that has been really encouraging me lately.
 "And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Rev 12:10-11 KJV

Well, thanks so much for taking a look at my outfit today. I hope it somehow inspired you with some new styling ideas. (Special thanks to my brother Evan for the amazing photography. You’re the best:) Please come check out my blog at elaneesendeavors.blogspot.com, and remember today is the only life you have to live. Make it count for God’s glory.

In Christ,

Elanee

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jamberry Nails || Video Tutorial

Heyyyy Everyone!!! 

To go along with the current Jamberry Nails giveaway, (click HERE to enter!) I decided to do a video tutorial on how to apply Jamberry Nails!


Take a quick look at these pictures of Elanee's lovely recreation of the Medieval Side-Swept Style!

Great job, Elanee! :) :) 


And now for the weekly video! Hope you all enjoy! Don't forget to comment, like, and...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqMlBs5uL8f7hpwLqOED4A

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hannah's Jamberry Nails || Review AND Givaway!!!!!

Hey People! 

Today I have an extremely exciting review and giveaway for you all! 


Introducing... 
http://hannahm.jamberrynails.net

For those of you who don't know what Jamberry Nails are, they are decals that adhere to your nails which you can file and shape to perfectly fit your fingernail.

About Jamberry Nails (from Jamberry Website): "The story of Jamberry Nails begins with three sisters who possess distinct personal tastes, but share a love for style. After an expensive afternoon together at the nail salon, Lyndsey, Christy and Keri vowed to find a simpler, more cost effective way to keep their hands looking polished, while still spending time together." (Click HERE to read more!)

So yeah, Jamberry Nails are pretty cool... here's two of my favorite styles: 
http://hannahm.jamberrynails.nethttp://hannahm.jamberrynails.net/
Diamond Dust Sparkle ~ $15.00 ------ Rose Gold Sparkle ~ $15.00

I also really like the ballet/dance nails, but couldn't find them on the website... maybe that style retired?? :( :P 

Anyway, for this review, I told our consultant, Hannah, to please surprise me, and she sent me...
http://hannahm.jamberrynails.net/product/puppy-love#.VOlG6KYemlg
...the adorable "Puppy Love" nail wraps!!!! 

My Thoughts~
I wasn't sure if I would like Jamberry Nails since I'm kind of a nail polish freak... but I was actually really pleased with them! You can do a lot with nail polish, but when it comes to super cool, colorful, intricate, and long lasting designs, Jamberry is the answer.

My Jamberry Nails came in a little kit which included the actual nail wraps, a nail file, two cuticle pushers (one being rubber, part of the application), an alcohol prep pad, directions, and lastly, two small sheets of samples/accents.
(Spoiler Alert!!!! Be sure to check my YouTube Page tomorrow morning for special Jamberry video!)
So to be honest, I thought that these nail wraps were a little on the tedious side to apply, but I do tend to be a rather impatient person so it could just be me. ;)  Actually, one of the pros of these wraps is if you apply them correctly, they last much longer then nails polish! No chipping or smudging!  So yeah, once you get the hang of putting the wraps on, things will get easier.

Another nice thing is that they fit your nail shape very well and are extremely easy to trim down... I was a little concerned about that since I have rather oddly shaped nails, but I was nicely surprised.  ;) 
 I was also very thankful for the directions included in the kit since they were very clear and easy to understand! Yet another pro! :D  

Overall, I think Jamberry Nails are awesome... they look amazing, last a long time, and after they come off, your nails are sturdy and strong!   

When I buy these again in the future, I'll be sure to spend more time applying them, since that's pretty tricky, and the better you apply them, the longer they will last.  

These wraps work for fingers and toes and cost $15 a sheet with enough wraps for about 3 applications. (See picture below of what a sheet looks like!)


Once you've looked around, be sure to come back and let me know what you think! 

(Quick FYI, if you are interested in hosting a Jamberry Nail party with Hannah so you can earn rewards, then click HERE.   If you are interested in becoming an independent consultant, click HERE.

Summary: 
Rating: 5 Stars
Cons: They can be slightly tedious to apply 
Pros: The patterns, the durability, the cost.... I could go on for awhile. ;) 
Buy in the future? Yes
Recommend to a Friend? Yes
In closing, I'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to Hannah (www.hannahsjams.com) for making this review possible!! Oh, and did I mention that she also made the giveaway possible too?! Thank you Hannah!!!! Be sure to enter below and stay tuned for the video tomorrow! :)  

Giveaway Prize: A Sheet of Jamberry Nails from www.hannahsjams.com!!! 
I'm not telling what the pattern is... it will be a surprise! :D :D 

NOTE: If you place an order through Hannah's website, you will not only receive 150 entries, but she will also send you a free sheet of nail accents! So be sure to mention Eden's Evaluations if you order!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sweet Salt Clothing || Review


About (from website): "Sweet Salt Clothing is a fashionable, affordable, and modest clothing line. We feature basic tops (modest camis, crews, tees, and long sleeve shirts, which are all great for layering) as well as a variety of colorful fashion tops. We also carry modest skirts for all occasions in many styles and prints—from maxi skirts to long pencil skirts"

Two of my favorite items from Sweet Salt Clothing include... 


For this review, Sweet Salt graciously sent me...
Picture from Website
Picture from Website... don't you love those shoes?!
...and their Abigail Skirt in the color, "Abstract"

My Thoughts ~ 
Ok... I really like Sweet Salt Clothing... they carry modest but stylish clothing, and you seriously can't beat their prices! 

I'll start out with my thoughts on the Embroidered Envy Skirt.  When I saw the picture on the website, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately, it was out of stock in my size, so I went up a size and figured I could do some slight altering on it. ;)  

Anyway, back to the review... I really like this skirt, the dropped yoke along with the gathers totally makes the look of the skirt, while the beautiful embroidery finishes it off. 
The material is light and flowy which makes for a very comfortable skirt.

Overall, I absolutely love everything about this skirt, and hey, if you like it, click HERE... cause it's on sale right now!

Moving on now to the Abigail Skirt... this skirt comes in two different patterns, and I chose "abstract."
I didn't expect it to be so bright and bold in real life, but I'm totally ok with that since I love that kind of thing! 

I would say that my favorite things about this skirt are the pleats and stretchy material. I also love how easy it is to match with tops and accessories. Dress it up, or dress it down, it's a great skirt! 

Overall, this skirt is quickly becoming a favorite, and just like the Embroidered Envy Skirt, the Abigail Skirt is also on sale! So click HERE now! 


Overall, I was extremely satisfied with my skirts, and can't wait to order some more skirts from Sweet Salt in the future!  I really encourage you all to check out their website and Facebook to see what awesome finds you will come upon!  Don't forget to keep an eye on my blog, because you will most certainly be seeing these skirts in upcoming Fashion Fridays! 

Summary: 
Rating: 5 Stars 
Cons: I wish the first skirt was in stock in my size, but that's not really a con. ;) 
Pros: Modest, well made, great prices, and very stylish! 
Recommend to a Friend? Yes! 
In closing, I'd really like to thank Sweet Salt Clothing for making this review possible! Thank You! 

Hope you all have a great week, and don't forget to check my blog this week, I have some really exciting stuff coming up! 
Blessings,
Eden

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Giveaway Winner!

Hey Everyone! 

The Pantry Club giveaway finally ended, so therefore, I have the name of the winner! 

First though, I'd like to wish a very Happy Birthday to... 
1. Elanee - February 5
2. Jamie - February 22 (That's today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D :D)
3. Dani - April 12
4. Ashly - Sometime in March. 


Happy Birthday! 


And now... the winner...

::DRUM ROLL::

Miss Dani M! 

Your prize will come shortly! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fashion Friday || Julia

Hello everyone! My name is Julia, and I blog over at Writing For His Glory. Over at my blog you will find, historical facts, photos of places I've gone with my family, nature pictures, recipes, sibling adventures, and much more! I enjoy posting about daily life..things that other girls can relate to. One of my goals for my blog is to give glory to God in everything I post..hence my blog name! 
 Right before shopping, my sister and I grabbed these shots. It was pretty windy that day, so I wore a comfortable sweater and long tiered skirt that I knew would keep out the cold!  

My outfit:
Shirt: Goodwill 
Skirt: Goodwill
Shoes: Goodwill

Hahaa, can you tell where I shop for clothing?! The nice thing about Goodwill is it is easy to find modest, comfortable clothing for a great price. My total outfit here costed around $8-10! (including shoes)


Thank you Eden for asking me to do a guest post! I love your blog sooo much! 
God Bless everyone! ♥

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

How to Lace & Feather Braid || Video Tutorial

Hey Peeps! 

I have yet another video hair tutorial for you all!!! This one is a requested "how to" on a lace and feather braid.  Let me know what you all think and don't forget to....
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqMlBs5uL8f7hpwLqOED4A
Click and Subscribe! :D

Be sure to comment with your thoughts, ideas, questions, etc. :)

Hope you all enjoy this tutorial!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jubilee By Design || Shop Feature

Hey Everyone! 

Just wanted to share this awesome Etsy shoppe with you all...it's called Jubilee By Design and is run by Miss Julia S.  

Please visit Jubilee By Design so you can check out all the amazing and handmade Watercolor Cards! 

This one is my favorite... <3

Click HERE now! 


Friday, February 13, 2015

Fashion Friday || Becca W.

Hello there!
I'm Becca, the author of Life's Melody, a bookish, lifestyle and {slightly} fashion blog. :) I am eighteen, and currently live at home with my parents and nine of my eleven siblings in Southwestern Washington. I am a huge reader, (big fan of the classics, and mysteries!) an amateur photographer, and a pianist. I like to be daring, so I drink both coffee and tea. I enjoy writing/journaling, hiking, horseback riding, staying inside on cold days reading, and watching old movies.

I was quite excited to get Eden's comment on my blog asking me if I would do a Fashion Friday. Thanks for the invite, Eden, this was quite fun! Your blog is entertaining and encouraging, and I have especially been enjoying the hair tutorials lately. For those of us who have no talent when it comes to up-dos and styles it's exciting to find clear tutorials!

The Details:
Skirt: Gift {0.00}
Sweater: Maurices {7.25 on the clearance rack}
Tights: ?? {?? :)}
Boots: Gifted but from J.C. Penny {0.00}
Khaki Jacket: Kmart {25.00}
Adorable owl necklace: Antique store {8.95}
Makeup:
Today I did my every-single-day-except-Sunday look. :) Basically, I have on concealer and a powdered foundation, a touch of coral pink blush, brown and gold eye-shadow, a thin layer of eye liner and a couple coats of mascara. And of course a layer of my trusty Burts Bees lip-stick. :)
Hair:
I choose to keep my hair really simple today. I have super thick, fluffy hair, (my bestie says it's voluminous, not fluffy, but I think that's the same thing. ;), so I actually have to curl or straighten my hair if I plan to wear it down. Because that's a lot of heat, I always spray heat protectant throughout all of my hair before applying any heat. That is something I would strongly suggest you consider when thinking about using any heat products. Without some sort of protection, the heat will damage your hair, causing split ends and making it look flat and "tired." So I straightened my hair this afternoon, pinning it up into little sections to make a smoother much straighter look.



Thanks again, Eden!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tucked French Braid Half-Up || Video Tutorial

Heyyyy Everyone! 

It's Thursday today... and that means... another video! :D Please watch, share, subscribe, like, and comment with your thoughts, ideas, requests, complaints... whatever. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqMlBs5uL8f7hpwLqOED4A

Oh, and before you watch, don't forget to enter the current giveaway by clicking HERE!
 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Born Pretty Store || Introduction

Hey Peeps! 

Just wanted to let you all know about this totally awesome website called the, "Born Pretty Store."

They have *tons* of amazing products all at unbeatable prices! Plussssssss..... if you use my coupon code, you get an extra 10% off! That's pretty awesome! So please, go check out Born Pretty Store and let me know what you think. The coupon code is EDET10


Oh, and don't forget to enter the current giveaway for a chance to win a Gourmet Dip Mix! Click HERE now!

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Pantry Club || Review & Giveaway

Hey Everyone!!! 

So sorry for the lack of posts lately, I've been crazy busy!  I have a couple of reviews to share with you all, but I also have *lots* of giveaways coming up! One of which will be from this company... introducing... 



About (from website): "All of our Gourmet Dip Mixes are made with all natural ingredients and are MSG FREE. With the exception of Bacon Cheddar, of these dips are Gluten FREE as well.
Check on the Ingredients & Nutrition Facts link for each dip for specific ingredients and allergen information." 

For this review, The Pantry Club kindly sent me... 
...their 6 pack Gourmet Dip Mixes which include the following flavors: Cucumber Dill, Onion Chive, Sesame Garlic, Bacon Cheddar, Tomato Pesto, and Chipotle Chile.

My Thoughts~ My family and I loved these dip mixes!  Not only are they made with the finest ingredients, but they are also easy to mix up, and taste absolutely delicious!  

The flavor in these dips is totally amazing, and mixing them with your favorite sour cream or plain yogurt, only makes them better!


These dip mixes are awesome to have on hand for quick snacks, special dinners, traveling, and much more. 

Overall, Not only was I happy with these dip mixes, but my entire family.  Easy to make, amazing taste, awesome ingredients. Boom. ;)  Please go check out the Pantry Club website and find your favorite products!

Oh... I almost forgot to mention... I saved the Bacon-Cheddar flavor for a giveaway, so one of you will get to try these incredible dips! 

In closing, I'd like to giveaway a huge thank you to Elly from The Pantry Club! Thanks so much!  

Summary: 
Rating: 5 Stars!
Recommend to a Friend? Yes
Buy in the future? Yes

Have fun entering! 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fashion Friday || Kelby C.

"...whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
(1 Corinthians 10:31)


 This means how we dress as well. The way we dress is how we portray ourselves and our God, so it’s really important!

I would also suggest dressing modestly to encourage others to focus on what's important: our countenance!
Recently, I have become interested in fashion; creating outfits that honor myself, others and God. Remember: As children of the King, we’re here to glorify God in EVERYTHING we do!

Here are some tips in creating an outfit:

Start with the basics: coordinating a bottom and top. I like a tee shirt and a neutral colored skirt.
Add a sweater, blouse or jacket.  Something with prints is always fun!

I like to add a pop to my outfits. Bright colors anyone?
A belt- maybe?
A scarf? Pop!
Some jewelry? Yes please!
Shoes…I’m looking out for yellow shoes right now!

Onward to my outfit...

Tee Shirt: Old Navy
Polka dot blouse: Old Navy
 Watch: Fred Myers
Scarf: Joann’s Fabric
Skirt: Goodwill
 Boots (I absolutely LOVE e’m): Wilco
 
Soli Deo Gloria,
Kelby Cano

I'm a Christian homeschool young lady who lives in the country with my wonderful family. You can also find me at http://hisfarmgirl.blogspot.com/.

All scriptural quotes were taken from NIV.

 Special thanks to my Father and Brother for taking pictures. And to Eden for inviting me to do this post!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dutch Braid || Video Tutoriel

Hey Everyone! 

I'm back with another video hair tutorial for you all! 


Rachel M., one of my followers, tried out some of my hair tutorials and sent me some pictures... she even did a variation on one, which is pretty cool! :) Awesome job, Rachel. :)

Today's video is an Inside-Out French Braid, otherwise known as a Dutch Braid. Hope you all enjoy and please subscribe!!! :D :D 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqMlBs5uL8f7hpwLqOED4A

Please enjoy and don't forget to comment with your thoughts, ideas, questions, and more! :D