Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sample Sunday

You know how you buy makeup or beauty products and you get samples? Then you are so excited about them and you cant wait to try them, but then they pile up or get old before you use them and they just go to waste. Well I decided I wanted utilize them and do a weekly post called sample sundays. Sometimes the samples are very small so I will just be giving my first impression review on those.


I am starting off with the "Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial" I have used this about 5 times in 2 weeks. This was a generous sample so I was able to test it out for awhile. I found my skin to be a bit brighter when I would wake up in the morning and I would look like my skin was refreshed. I didn't notice it help my dry skin though. My face was still dry and patchy in certain places. Overall I would recommend this for dry skin, but if you have extremely dry skin like mine don't expect it to drastically improve the moisture of your skin :)

Next up is "OleHenriksen ultimate lift eye gel".  I have been using this product for 3 weeks now. I apply it under my eyes and under the brow bone. My eyes looked so much better while I was using this. When applying makeup I noticed the lines were less noticeable. Without makeup on my eyes looked refreshed & wide awake. I would for sure recommend this if your looking to try out another product. It is for all skin types and is anti-aging.

I love my "Estee Lauder Idealist" I got this sample, but I happen to own a big bottle of it. This is used as a pore minimizing treatment that you put on after you moisturize your skin, and before you put on foundation. I love the smell of it. It is so refreshing. Reminds me of cucumber and lemons. My makeup and pores always look much better when I use this product. 

Next up is "Mi Corazon by Oscar de la Renta" Unfortunately this was a fail for me. It was to strong, and it is the type of perfume you can almost taste on the tip of your tongue. It reminds me of something my grandma would have, so maybe it would be popular for the cute older ladies :)

I thought I would add a Coffee product to this. "Gevalia Kaffe, House Blend in Medium/Dark" We were sent a sample in the mail. My husband is the coffee drinker of the family so I had him try it. He likes his coffee black and strong. He said this coffee was easy to drink, but didn't have much kick to it. He would buy it again if it was cheap enough. 

I will list the product here so you can go buy them and try them out if want to. Thanks for reading, and hope you come back next week for more of sample sunday. 

Click here for:  Estee Lauder Idealist

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Much Love,

Thursday, June 19, 2014

5 Reasons To Get My Butt Moving!

1.   I HATE DOCTOR VISITS. I went to the ER. Never in my life have I had to go to the ER, but ever since gaining so much weight the problems keep piling up. So I am going to eat an Apple a day to keep the doctor away(or some kind of fruit/veggie)

2.   CHOLESTEROL. I had HIGH cholesterol while I was in the hospital, and I am sure I still have it. I need to lower it in order to get some control in my life back.

3.   BEAUTY. I want to look pretty for myself and my husband. Although he says I am always beautiful, I have to feel it and believe it for myself. When I use to run/ eat well/ and take aerobic classes I never felt so beautiful. It wasn't about my size either, it was about my confidence levels. The feeling that I could accomplish anything and get up in the morning to start my day off right.

3.5  FISHING.. I miss doing all the things I once loved. I would love going fishing with Zak, but now I refuse to go because I am so uncomfortable and don't want people seeing me waddle around in fishing waders. I miss many other things like dancing, or sports, or vacationing. I want to be able to do these things without breaking a sweat in the first minute :)

4.   SLEEP. I want to go to sleep the same time my husband does and wake up feeling refreshed. Right now Zak goes to bed around 9PM (Yikes), and I stay up until 1 or 2 AM (double YIKES) .. I always feel like I don't get enough sleep. I always use the excuse that I am tired so I can't go to the gym. I don't want to use that excuse anymore.

5.   CHILDREN. I want to be a momma so bad. I have always dreamed about how I would be as a parent & I really want to experience this. As luck would have it, the only way its possible for us is to have IVF / ICSI done. In order to do this I have to lower my BMI considerably. I have gained so much weight in the last 2 years that I am in the Obese category. That is a hard pill for me to swallow. I am not ready to reveal my exact weight, nor am I ready to post pictures. I will however keep posting updates on my progress and any support is welcome. The picture below is of me when I was in shape and getting ready to go into the gym. I love this picture because of how Happy I look :)

If any of you are struggling with weight loss or IVF or any other issues I'd love to hear about them and try to support you in anyway I can. So make sure to comment below or send my an email.
             Lots of Love,
                        Brianna ~

Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Favorites & GIVEAWAY

I wanted to share some of my favorites for the week. It has been so crazy trying to adjust to living in Germany, but I think I am starting to get better at it. I still need to take some German classes so I can go out and not make to big of a fool or myself :)
I was going through some old pictures the other day, and one of my favorite pics is of my sweet sweet Grandma & two of my sisters. If you would of known this lady you would love her like we all do. We all miss her so much, but I see her spirt and personality all the time in my Momma and family.  We were at Hogle Zoo in Utah & it was a fun day. Do you remember those little machines where you could make something out of wax? Well I got a wax mold of 3 monkeys, and I also used the machine where you smash pennies.

I also had a few favorite makeup items I turned to a lot this week. I didn't use the Naked 3 palette when it came out at first, but lately I have been LOVING the colors. They all Mix and Match so fabulously together. Then you pair it with another favorite which is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara.. My eye makeup can tend to run, but using the bottom lash mascara not only helps with looking like your lashes are fuller but the mascara doesn't run all over when I use it.

My all time favorite for the week, and Months is my Christian Dior Creme de Rose lip balm. This has been a life savor. I breathe from my mouth when I sleep, so dry and chapped lips are always an issue. I have found that when I put this on right before I go to bed, I wake up and my lips are hydrated and smooth. I also LOVE the smell. It is just perfect. I plan to give these as birthday gifts because I love it so much & I know others will as well.

Well I wanted to thank everyone for the support and for taking the time to read my blogs and tweets and checking out my Instagram photos and Facebook. I love putting these blogs together and can't wait to start You-Tube someday. This blog helps me express myself, because normally I tend to be very shy when I don't know someone so I find it hard to talk sometimes. So wanted to say Thanks by doing this Giveaway for this:                    COACH WRISTLET IN PAINTED DOT COATED CANVAS :) :)

I love this Coach wristlet. The colors pop & it is perfect if you only want to carry a few things. Giveaway is worth $50 bucks. Make sure to enter below & if your interested in any of the items above you can find them all here:  Luvocracy ..

Thanks again!  MUCH LOVE,

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