Holiday Favorites: 5 Products I'm Totally Digging

December 15, 2014

*I received the following Gnarly Whale products free as an affiliate from The Gnarly Whale Shop. All opinions, feelings, and words are of my own.*

With the holidays coming in full force I thought I'd make a post sharing five of my favorite products. When I've had a bad day, or I'm just trying to wind down these are the products to help me do it. 

Champagne Smokey Eye Tutorial

November 22, 2014

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Degree Motion Sense Deodorant Review

November 12, 2014

Let's talk D.O. for your B.O. 
After a good four mile run at the park, your get back in your car and think, what is that smell?! Then you realize it's your pits.
"Dun, dun, duuuuuunn." Now your speeding to get home because your holding your breath. 

Tru Self Organics Review

November 6, 2014


 A few weeks ago I was scrolling my instagram feed and found a post from Jessica Parido. Who is the Co- Owner of which is a pretty amazing fashion site. 

I was intrigued. I have followed her for a while and had been curious as to how her skin looked so amaze!! So I ran over to the Tru Self Organics website. I found the Clear Skin Kit
     I got it within the week, which I was super impressed with. 

Buffalo Chicken Casserole Recipe

October 31, 2014

After three years of always cooking the same things for my family I readded the pinterest app to my phone and started pinning recipes. 

Some easy... Ok well most of them are easy. If your a mom, you KNOW why! Most of the recipes lately have been crockpot recipes, but a few months back I found this recipe and tested it out. 
     I loved it, my kids and husband not so much. Probably just because im used to eating "out of the box" excellence, and they are used to the usuals. Either way no big deal after expanding their palate over the past few months I'm sure if I made it again it would be a hit!
The only thing I would change is not so much paprika it was a little hot. Here's a link to the original post. Hope you like it!! 

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Acne Free Energizing Acne Cleanser Review

I had a bad breakout a few months back so I bought this product in hopes it would help a lady out. I had tried their products before, and it had worked. This product in particular though wasn't at all what  I expected. 

Neutrogena Acne Pink Grapefruit Review

October 8, 2014

* Note: I was sent these products from the Neutrogena Brand for free, to test out for the #UnseenAcne campaign. All reviews are completely my opinions on the product for you, my readers.

I was so excited to get the opportunity to work with the Neutrogena brand. Recently they sent me a package, which arrived in a quite timely manner may I add. Within that package were the Body Clear Body Wash, and the Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes

Running Series: Vlog 1

September 17, 2014

Questions? Leave a comment below. Enjoy! :)

"Less is More" Makeup Tutorial

September 15, 2014

Hey Ya'll!!
I made this tutorial for all those women on the go. Whether you're a mom, business woman, or just generally in a huge hurry this is for you! Enjoy!

Dear Mr. Darcy...

August 29, 2014

Whoever you are, I would assume at this point you have made it to the step in life that you are looking for your future bride. Or, you already found her. She's probably the one showing this to you. Either way for any man this is for you. 
I have spent the last eleven years dealing with men. I know I'm a youngster. Some good, some... well let's just say I wasted lots of time. See my honest problem was I was searching for someone to fill a void. A void I made myself that honestly can't be filled by anyone but myself. I learned a few things along the way. Like the fact expectations aren't always reality. Which is why I'm writing this letter. I'm not saying you have to be a perfect person. No one is. All I'm saying is, take this into consideration before you find yourself in a long-term relationship.

The Shop has Big Changes Coming

August 26, 2014

So I just wanted to update ya'll real quick on whats going to be happening in the next few days or weeks to come.

You Are Beautiful

August 22, 2014

Ladies!! Let's talk weight loss. Or at least looking thinner. I know your probably about to click the red x at the top right of the screen, but wait!! I promise you this will be a super awesome post, and you'll benefit from it.

Get to Know Me: 20 Fun Facts

August 21, 2014

Hey Ya'll! 
So today I was trying to figure out what to post, (while scrolling through pinterest) haha and thought I'd join the many bloggers before me and tell ya'll some things about me. 
So let's recap on what you DO know. I'm a mom. A wife. Mother. Business owner. Blogger. Did I miss anything? Well if I did I'll probably catch up in the next 20 facts.
So let's get started.

The Gnarly Whale Shop Beard Tonic: One Mans Review

August 20, 2014

Don't forget to use the code: 'JAIMIE20' at checkout for 20% off your entire Gnarly Whale purchase.

Hey Ya'll! 
You've heard me rave before about the awesome Gnarly Whale Shop. Well today it's not just me now its my amazing husband too! 

I recently added the new Gnarly Whale Beard Tonic to his nightly routine. At first he thought I was crazy, but took on his testing like a pro. After a few nights I even started seeing a difference. So I conducted a little interview.

A Creators Process: Part 2

August 19, 2014

Hey ya'll!! 
So part two of my creators process is getting comfortable. 
I have a designated room for all my craft stuff, where I take all my product photos as well, but it just isn't the same. I love crawling up in my bed or snuggling into my couch with my favorite DVR shows and a refreshing drink. Occasionally I will have a chocolate bar or fruit snacks by my side as brain food. 

What's Been Happening...

August 18, 2014

Hey All!! 
This is mostly a test post, since I have redesigned my logo among other things. I hope it all looks much better to you my readers. 
Here's a little insight to whats been happening.
We went on a recent vacation, while we were gone I decided I wanted to go back to school. I am currently in the process of getting all signed up this week!! YAY!

A Creators Process: Part 1

July 16, 2014

For a creator or artist every step is crucial to the outcome of the final piece. This week I'm embarking on another project, and decided to take you on a step by step tour of my process. 

Cucumber Lemon Detox Water

July 3, 2014

Hi, I'm Jaimie, and I'm addicted to coffee and Dr. Pepper. I know sounds like a silly opening to a post, but I promise by the end you will understand and possibly relate.

The Gnarly Whale: Coconut Milk Soap

May 22, 2014

     Hey ya'll!!! 
     I've mentioned to yall before in my past posts about some Gnarly Whale products. All vegan bath, and beauty products. Today, I'm bringing to you: Coconut Milk Soap

     This soap is strong enough to take the car grease off my husbands hands, but gentle enough to use on my kids skin. I believe it has also been the miracle worker in helping to clear up my eczema rash I'm currently sporting. 
     The scent we have is lime and smells amazing, but if that doesnt suit you, you can currently find seven different scents in store. Like the thai coconut soap, which I have also tried and smells amazing!! It is also priced affordably for $5.50 plus shipping. 
      Head over and get your Gnarly Whale products today. Use the code: JAIMIE20 for 20% off your entire order. 
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E.L.F Eyebrow Treat and Tame

May 18, 2014

    I bought an E.L.F eyebrow kit in ash a few months back, and while I like it, it took me soo long. Then I waxed my brows. I boogered them this time leaving my face totally unproportioned, and it was taking so long to grow back. So I got on amazon and went to looking. I found this. 
     The clear end helps to grow sparce brows, while the tame end works as a fill in color and a gel to keep them perfectly groomed, and in place. 
     I can honestly say this works! It only takes me all of two minutes if even that. Although, my brow on the right takes me longer currently because thats the one I really butchered. Lol I figure when I get them fixed correctly the one minute or less it takes me for the left one will be reciprocated on the right. 

     Best of all I got this off of amazon for $3. Awesome right!! My color is light which I decided upon by going to the E.L.F site and reading up a little. This product is perfect for the mom on the go! :) 

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Welcome to Etsy

May 12, 2014

Hey Ya'll! 
Hope you all had a great Mother's Day! I certainly did! I spent the day before throwing my baby boy his fourth birthday early. It was amazing and he had so much fun. He told me yesterday I was the best mommy ever! Awww :) 
Last week I decided to take the plunge and join etsy. It's just a trial for now it has it's positives and some neutrals, but if all goes well it will be a permanent stay. 
This month only you can get 10% off at checkout with the code: "newetsy" 
You can shop our store here.
Have a great day everyone!

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Feature Friday: New Changes

April 25, 2014


     So as some of you may know I have been doing Feature Fridays for a while now. As my business and blog have grown I have found it more difficult to get these done and scheduled. Therefore, I have decided I will no longer be doing Feature Fridays. 
     When I started feature friday I originally wanted something that not many others did on a day not many others shared. As it grew I noticed others doing the same, as so I like to promote difference I mean after all who wants to read six different blogs with the same content. For now I will share my personal journey through life. 
     Per the same for ad spots. I no longer offer these for the reason that it was such a huge hassle and literally gave me anxiety trying to keep everyone happy. 
    At the end of the day this is my blog I share with you. Which, for me, says a lot because in real life I dont even share as much as I do here. Lucky you! Anyways hope everyone is doing well.. Enjoy! 

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Five Different Ways: Body Butta' Love

February 5, 2014

      I love to try new things. I'm sort of a guinea pig so to speak. I wrote a Feature Friday post a while back, raving about Curly Girl Beauty,  and her amazing products. That post can be found here. I decided I wanted to take my testing to a whole new level. So I took on the task of finding five different ways to use Curly Girl Beauty Body Butta. Here is what I found.

   1. Eye Makeup Remover- I had maximum success when using this as a makeup remover. It took my makeup off easily without drying out my skin like a more harsh makeup remover.

   2. Face Therapy- I tried this as a face cleanser as well. I mixed the body butta' with my normal face wash. I then put it on my face, and used my Olay Pro X Cleanser and cleansed my face. My normal face wash would dry out my skin but when mixed with the body butta' it was perfect!

   3. Cuticle Therapy- I recently ran out of cuticle oil, and didn't want to pay the price. So I tried the body butta' as a cuticle lotion. I lathered my cuticles, and let it sit for about five minutes. Then I washed off the excess, and put it on my hands massaging into my cuticles like any other lotion. It worked great!

   4. Foot Therapy- I found this very comforting after Ped Egging my feet. I am guilty of scrubbing so hard I make my feet sore, so lathering with the body butta' makes my feet feel so much better.

   5. Massage Therapy- I use this when rubbing my husbands shoulders after a long day of work. He claims it makes him feel so relaxed. It goes on smooth and leaves his skin feeling soft. Now if only I can get him to rub my shoulders. Lol

     Hurry in a pick up your Curly Girl Beauty Body Butta'. There are now sample sizes to try, and an unscented body butter is now available.
    Plus right now in the shop get 20% off when you spend $2.00.
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