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Make Mother's Day Memorable with Trollbeads



*Thank you to Trollbeads for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.*



Finding the perfect gift for mom can often be a struggle--are flowers thoughtful enough? What candle scent does she prefer? My mom and mother-in-law could not be more opposite, so this time of year can get a little tricky.  If you're looking for an unforgettable, thoughtful gift that will work for all the mamas in your life, a personalized bracelet from Trollbeads is just what you need!



I don't know about you, but I love giving sentimental gifts, especially to loved ones who mean the world to me. Jewelry has been a go-to gift idea for centuries, but with Trollbeads, you can customize your gift to your unique recipient, making it not only timeless but completely personalized just for her!


I've been wearing my personalized bangle for a couple of weeks now and truly love it! It is so versatile and great quality--my babies love touching the beads and talking about how pretty they are! Did you know each bead has a story and a meaning behind it? It's so fun to have these custom pieces tailored just for me on my arm every day! Here's a breakdown of the beads that make up my own Trollbeads bangle and what they mean for me:





This bangle is the perfect foundation for your collection! It includes a sterling silver bangle, 2 spacers, and a sparkling Feldspar Moonstone bead in Peach Sorbet. The bead is much less "peach" in person; more of a dusty blush color, so keep that in mind when selecting your accompanying beads. Feldspar Moonstone is supposed to promote balance and calm, which any mom knows is a must! The simplicity of this bangle will really show off the colors and patterns in your personal collection and looks chic with any combination of beads. The metal is slightly flexible, too, so it's easy to adjust for your wrist size--be sure to use Trollbeads' size chart to get your perfect fit!


New for 2018, the Mamma Mia! bead is a limited edition bead released just for Mother's Day! I love the vibrant floral pattern and the meaning behind it: "Vibrancy. Dance. Play. And sunshine--from the inside out." I love this because something I strive for as a mom is being positive and fun with my kids! I hope to live a life that shows them the beauty and brightness in the world and this is such a sweet daily reminder of my goals.


What could be more timeless than a cultured, freshwater pearl? It goes with any outfit and is the perfect addition to any color combination. Everyone knows that classy girls wear pearls!



My Trollbeads bracelet is such a sweet daily reminder that being a mother is so much more than just taking care of these babies every day. Motherhood is creating positive daily memories and raising little people to be the good in our world. I just know that if I love mine this much, it's sure to be the sweetest gift for any mom. Shop the exclusive Mother's Day collection HERE!


P.S. Got a fur mama on your list? Check out Trollbeads' collection of animal related beads and charms--they have everything from birds to bears and every pet in between!

Update Your Makeup Routine for Spring | All Drugstore Products!




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I love updating my beauty routine with the seasons and this spring has me dreaming of dewy finishes, shimmery shades, and for some reason--cool toned neutrals! I'm totally a warm, browns and reds kind of neutrals girl so this is a welcome change for me! I recently stopped by my local drugstore to update a few areas of my routine without breaking the bank and ended up with a whole new regimen for just under $35 (not including a few items I already owned. A full price breakdown is below)!

Here's a quick look at what I got:



Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation in 110 Porcelain | I recently received this in an Influenster VoxBox and really love it! I'm using the lightest shade in the collection, porcelain, and find it to be perfect for my pale winter skin. I know there are many people paler than me, though, so this shade range may not be fair skinned friendly. If you can find your shade in this line, I highly recommend the formula! It's a medium coverage, smooth to dewy finish that is lightweight and blends beautifully. I prefer to use a beauty blender but have used a brush when in a hurry without issue. I find that I have to double up around my cheeks since I have a little redness there, but in general I don't need more than one layer to get coverage. For just over $5, this foundation is a great option to upgrade for spring on a dime!

Maybelline Master Prime Hydrate + Smooth | This primer came with the dewy + smooth foundation in that VoxBox and I've actually been pretty impressed! It definitely holds the foundation all day, but I also love that it allows it to blend even more smoothly than it already does. I haven't used it with any other foundations yet, but I'm pleased to find a hydrating primer that isn't another one of those "pore erasing" gel-to-powder blurring products. I've tried so many of those and am rarely impressed with the results. This Hydrate + Smooth primer is much more my style and great for dewy, lightweight foundations this spring.

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Fair/Light | I picked this up at Target a while back on a 50% off Cartwheel deal and ended up going back to pick up more! It's totally worth the full price (only $5-6!) I think it may have been discontinued, but found it in a couple of places online--here and here--so it's worth stocking up! I love the brush applicator and the lightweight feel. It's a highlighting formula without being shiny or dewy which means it won't accentuate fine lines or creases. I love the brightening effect, especially with fresh faced spring looks this season!


Milani Everyday Eyes Palette in Must Have Neutrals | This is the first cool toned palette I've tried as well as my first Milani palette and I am very surprised at the quality! The shadows swatch smoothly and are highly pigmented with one swipe. The shimmery shades don't flake much and aren't chunky and the matte shades blend well. I was thrilled to see this was only around $10 because cool tones are new to me and I don't want to splurge on something I may not get lots of use out of...but after trying this formula, I may just have a new favorite! Anyone else feeling cool toned neutrals this season?

L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara | You've already heard me rave about this mascara and it's quickly become a cult favorite for good reason! It's the only mascara I've ever used that has both held a curl to my stick straight lashes as well as worked so well on it's own that I didn't have to double team my mascaras to get the effect I wanted. I use two to three layers depending on the length I'm going for and always end up with clump-free lashes that hold all day!



Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore | Everyone talks about this blush in Luminoso, but as I was swatching the different shades this one just really stood out! I love that it's more of a neutral pink rather than an orangey coral so I can wear it with a lot more variety of makeup looks! It does have a shimmery finish, almost like a fine glitter, which is initially what drew me in. I love the idea of a blush that is brightening like a highlighter as well as giving a sheer wash of color. It's perfect for the dewy, fresh spring look I've been going for.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Gloss in 120 Rich Pink | This $5 lip gloss is non-sticky, smooth, and just opaque enough to give your lips a sheer wash of color on its own. I can't say enough good things about the formula or the price tag and I also love how it pairs with mauve and nude lipsticks. Sheer and shiny is a must for spring lip products so I'm super glad to find another staple gloss to keep with me on the go. This one seems to only be available at Walmart, but it's very comparable to Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Supernatural which is also a great choice if you're shopping elsewhere!

OPI Nail Polish in Mimosas for Mr. and Mrs. | Okay, I'm a sucker for anything wifey related and mimosas are my favorite drink, so this polish was just destined to be in my collection! I love blush and nude polishes year round and saw this one on Pinterest and fell in love. I actually found it at TJ Maxx the other day for only $3.99! I'd totally pay the full price, though, since the shade is just gorgeous. Spring brides, this one is perfect for you!



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PRICE BREAKDOWN

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation, $6-8
Maybelline Master Prime Hydrate + Smooth Primer, $8-10
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer, $6
Milani Baked Blush, $7-8
Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, $9-11
L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara, $8-10
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipgloss, $6
OPI Nail Polish, $4-10
(seriously, go check your TJ Maxx/Marshall's for Essie and OPI products. They almost always have them and they're always under $5!)

Total Cost: anywhere from $54 to $69 for an entire beauty routine upgrade! That's less than many high end eyeshadow palettes (just ONE palette!) and doesn't include coupons, Cartwheel, rewards member savings and more! I love finding affordable makeup to shake up my routine and try new products and styles! I think I'm most excited about trying out some cool toned eyeshadow looks in the near future (oh, and that nail polish--I just LOVE being married! 😄👰💏)



What's on your trend list this spring? Have you tried any new drugstore products lately? Share them in the comments! I'm always looking to add to my wishlist!



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