NEW Website is up! www.instabloggermom.com

Beauty Besties has been a great run for the past 8 years.  When I was pregnant two years ago I lost my domain name (beautybesties.com) but in the past several months things are picking back up again, covering many things – not just beauty products.

I hope you will visit and love my new blog as much as I do.

Things are just starting to be posted, now.  Look for more posts and updates coming soon.

www.instabloggermom.com

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A little about this new blog from A-Z!

Archive (some of the Beauty Besties content will be rolled over)

Beauty

Career

Disney

Entertainment

Family

Gift guide

Health

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Just because

Kids

LEGOLAND California blogger

Mom

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Pinterest

Questions?

Reviews

Shopping

Twitter (click to follow)

Under renovation

Vacations

Work

X-treme

YouTube (coming soon)

Zzz…

Thank you for reading my old, and new blog!  xoxo

Say Aloha to Summer at Victoria Gardens’ Upcoming Kidz Club Event

What better way to kick-off summer than by enjoying ice-cold refreshments and delicious fruit? Join Victoria Gardens in Chaffey Town Square on Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a festive Kidz Club craft event, welcoming the start of the tropical season!

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·            Children ages 3 to 10 years old will have the opportunity to create paper plate pineapples while enjoying samples of fresh, cold-pressed juices.

·            Juice samples will be provided by Victoria Gardens’ Pulp Organic Juicery. All craft supplies will be provided by Victoria Gardens.

·            Shadow, the Victoria Gardens’ Kidz Club mascot, will also be making a special appearance and celebrating the summer season along with the kids!

·            Kidz Club members who flash their membership card will be eligible to receive a FREE prize! Supplies are limited.

·            Parents who would like more information can call Victoria Gardens’ Guest Services office at (909) 463-2830.

DATE:                        Saturday, June 18, 2016

TIMES:                      11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

COST:                       FREE

LOCATION:              Victoria Gardens

Chaffey Town Square

12505 North Mainstreet

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

INFORMATION:       (909) 463-2830

WEBSITE:                www.VictoriaGardensIE.com

Hard Candy bold & gorgeous liner and Ginormous Biggest Fan mascara 

Products provided for 100% honest review

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Hard Candy bold & gorgeous liner and Ginormous Biggest Fan mascara

All in all it is really hard to say anything bad about these products.  If you are looking for descent quality items at an affordable price and easy-to-find locations (WalMart) then this is a go-to brand.  Period.

Perhaps I am biased because of my teenage years they came out with the first alternative nail polishes when Clueless came out and I have loved them ever since.  But most of the products I have used since then since the Sephora to Walmart transition took place have been pretty darn good in my personal opinion.

You can see from the photo above that even though I admit I suck at applying eyeliner, I got a somewhat descent line going with this felt tip.  Anytime my lashes start to flick upwards and outwards on their own at the corners without excess getting on my face I am also a very happy camper…

From the Hard Candy website:

Fat and Fine Felt Tip Liner $5

Shade Name: blackest black

This liner features an intense black formula that lasts up to 12 hours for smudge-proof, budge-proof all day wear. The smart 2-in-1 design allows you to create a thin or thick line using the same tip. All you have to do is turn the pen for a different angle and apply!

Ginormous Biggest Fan $6

Shade Name: blackest carbon black

This innovative fanned out brush never lets a lash go untouched! Wrap every last in exceptional volume from root to tip. Allow the brush instantly define, curl and fan out lashes for bigger, brighter eyes.

For more info on purchasing these for yourself, please visit

http://www.hardcandy.com or http://www.walmart.com

 

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – More Better

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I purchased this product, 100% honest review.

So I am loving this matte lip trend and it’s been so hard for me to avoid it considering I have chronic peel-y lips.  I heard a few good things on the web here and there about this ColourPop brand and gave it a shot. I have already shown you Beeper and here is another winner.

The  color More Better according to ColourPop is a deep velvet wine.

The color didn’t stick as well as the other I found a spot in the middle of my mouth fading after a few meetings. Of course I didn’t take it with me to work so I removed it altogether after a few hours. But I love the color and need to try again but next time I will use a lip primer.

Perhaps because I didn’t follow these application suggestions from the brand is why I was not entirely “matteified”.  Yep, I just made up a word.

Step 1: Make sure your lips are bare and dry! Step 2: Apply matching lip pencil for a precise and perfected application. Step 3: Apply Ultra Matte Lip with the applicator or your favorite lip brush. **For smoothest finish always exfoliate your lips first! This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leaves SUPER intense pigment-rich colour with a bold, ultra matte look. It’s very long wearing and completely kiss proof! We suggest storing these babies upright and shaking before application!

You can purchase your own for $6 on the ColourPop site

Father’s Day #giftguide

For me, father’s day can be challenging.  I think about what we would get my own dad and it was almost always cologne.  Now that my husband is a father, I want to be a little more outside of that box.  Classy, fun, or just plain practical.

Please note that this post contains affiliate links.

All of these gift ideas I hand picked from each website as a custom guide for you.  I hope this helps you find great gifts for dad!

HOT TOPIC

Hot Topic is great when dad loves music, video games, comics or movies.  Everything from clothes, accessories – even cooking utensils.

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Mrs. Fields

How about some sweet treats for a sweet dad?  Mrs. Fields has all the goods!

Images from MrsFields.com

Nordstrom Rack

Classy and cool (plus affordable) gifts for dad.  Designer names and deal prices.

Images from NordstromRack.com

Aerostopale

Here are some of my own fave find from the Aerostopale site

All items are either regular or on sale less than $20!

Images from Aerostopale.com

LEGO® Star Wars™ Days are back June 4-5, 2016!

Join the action-packed LEGO® Star Wars Days and LEGO Club Weekend with activities including LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Scavenger Hunt, character meet and greets, costume contests, giveaways and more! Plus, complete the Pop Badge Challenge to receive limited edition LEGO Star Wars Pop Badges.

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LEGO Star Wars Days home page

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Most importantly, have fun!  We were at LEGOLAND California last year during this event and when we walked into the park we were surrounded by Star Wars characters.  I finally fulfilled my dream of hugging a Storm Trooper.

To all who go – have fun!

Nair Glides Away Moroccan Argan Oil review

Well I never thought I would say this about Nair… but this newer product is not only easy to apply, not too messy, and doesn’t smell bad.  I’d had some really bad experiences in the past, but knew that a company like them would never stop evolving and they proved my theory to be correct.  The older versions of Nair used to make the bathroom smell like chemicals and my legs would be smooth but covered in little red bumps.  Not anymore…

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“As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, we take pride in the innovation of our at-home hair removal experience, empowering women everywhere to show off their best selves,” said Stacey Feldman, Vice President of Marketing, Nair brand at Church & Dwight Co., Inc. “Last year’s positive response to our Moroccan Argan Oil line prompted us to expand the portfolio, offering women a full collection of products that address a variety of hair removal needs.”

This particular one is much like a roll-on deodorant.  So easy to apply, no dripping or messes and I don’t have to actually touch it – it just glides on. I used it on my legs for a few minutes before I jumped in the shower to rinse it off.  Left me feeling silky smooth, even in difficult areas like around my knees.  The best part was no razor burn!

There are many new(er) versions of Nair which is neat.  We have options, ladies!

For more information about this and other Nair products please visit this website.

This product was provided by the manufacturer or PR representative for 100% honest review.