Free Sample of Urban Decay’s New Perversion Mascara!

Hey ladies- I just got an email saying that we can be the first to get a sample of Urban Decays’s new mascara called Perversion.

ill post the link below

https://www.udperversion.com/perversionsample

 

All you have to do is tell them in 3 words, no more, no less, about why you deserve the sample and them send the tweet. The link I provided will walk you through it. Then you give your name and address.

it is unclear to me if they’re picking everyone that tweets while supplies last or just the tweets that are good….. I’ll have to try to read the fine print somewhere.

but I wanted to give you guys a heads up.

good luck!

Trying New Things & My Wrinkles and Acne Routine

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How’s everyone’s week going? Good I hope. I’m so busy, I feel like I don’t know which way is up or whatever…. I have a sub box review that’s just sitting on my table and I have 2 more reviews just waiting to be typed. Having a Tarzan Monkey child is really hard. I don’t want to say I get no help because no help isn’t correct. Hubs works 2nd shift so his sleep schedule is different so I don’t get much help.

Anyway, I don’t want to bore you with my issues! I’ve never done a ‘favorites’ post of any kind. I was leaving a comment on a blogger friend’s blog last night when I realized that there’s blog posts out there about acne treatments/products and there’s ones about wrinkle/aging products but not usually don’t together. I am one of those “fortunate” individuals that has been blessed with wrinkles at a pretty early age (from smoking and sun damage) and I also get breakouts on the sides of my mouth/chin area. Anytime I wear makeup, which you know is quite a bit, I breakout worse or it starts a breakout. I shouldn’t say just makeup, because it’s not all makeup, it’s mostly foundations, CC creams etc. It’s just face makeup that will mess me up.

I’m going to warn you now that this is where the post gets LONG but interesting, so stick around! Here is my list of products that I’ve found really work for my aging and breakout prone skin. I’ll tell you how long I’ve been using them too.

One of my most favorite products is Peter Thomas Roth- Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel. It’s a great foaming cleanser and it has Salicylic Acid in it which is great for breakouts and treating wrinkles. I’ve been using this for about six months and have not found a better cleanser yet, and I’ve tried quite a bit! I got it as a deluxe sample and loved it and continue to buy it from Ebay because I can’t afford Peter’s prices!

I had been using the cleanser with a Konjac sponge. I am in LOVE with my black charcoal Konjac sponge from Japanese Konjac Sponge company. That is one of the reviews that’s actually waiting to be done. I received a couple types of Konjac sponges and just love them. They make my skin so smooth. I mean really smooth. I say had been using because I did pick up a new toy lately- one of those battery powered facial cleansers (like Clarisonic Mia but generic). I bought the CVS brand for about $19 and had a $5 coupon. When I use it, it does take up some time. I love it though. It’s so relaxing! This also makes my skin feel amazing.

Once I’m cleansed I use a toner. Actually, I’m a freak and have been using 2 toners, one for acne on my chin and Tzone and one for wrinkles on my forehead. I like, but don’t love and a still searching for better, Neautrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control triple-Action Toner. I use a deluxe sample of La Prairie, from the La Prairie Glossybox, on my forehead.

Next is my wrinkle cream step which I’m also still looking for a better one but I’ve been using Roc for about six months also and it works pretty good on my forehead and awesome on my neck! I use Roc Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Serum which doesn’t do much for my forehead but makes the wrinkles on my neck look amazing! I don’t know why it works in one and not the other. I also just added Roc Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Filler which also could be better on my deep wrinkles but it’s the best I’ve found so far. I was using a deluxe sample of Murad for a while and loved it, I had the age spot fader and some kind of wrinkle/age corrector and both were great.

That’s pretty much it for my face. After the Roc I don’t feel I need a moisturizer.

At this point I would like to mention a few more things that I’ve added within the last month and totally love.

I just added Colgates new toothbrush that has the white it pen- Colgate Optic White. It’s amazing. It has stain removing pads on the toothbrush and the whitening pen is great. Then I use Crest 3D White Luxe- Glamorous White mouthwash. These two products make your teeth so, so white you won’t even believe it. The Toothbrush from Colgate is like $12-18 and cheapest at Walmart.  I won the Toothbrush in a giveaway but I did go thru the whitening pen pretty fast. It says to use one click for all the etch but I use at least one on top then another on the bottom.

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I hope this post wasn’t too long for most of you!  Like I said, I’ve never done a ‘Favorites’ post before so I apologize if it’s not up to par.

Also, don’t forget to enter (or daily entry) into my current giveaway for Valleau Apparel. The winner gets a sports bra of their choice! They stay out and are really cute!

My #FabFItJourney Contest Entry—-Please Vote for Me—

As you all know I LOVE a good giveaway! I have been lucky enough to win an Ipad mini, a trampoline (Belicon Rebounder), a $250 DSW gift card just recently…. but I just still love to enter. It’s almost and addiction. I’ve won lots of other smaller prizes too!

I entered a contest recently from Fabletics called #FabFitJourney (which is a weird name because it makes me think of the FabFitFun box lol). I am in like 13th place but I need to make top ten to be eligible to win a prize. Basically, in the fine print, it says Fabletics will choose 3 winners from the top ten people with the most votes to win shopping sprees/money to Fabletics.

It stinks when you are so close that you feel like you could win but still are so far away.

Anyway, I am trying to rally for as many votes as I can so if  you are reading this feel free to click the link I will provide. The link will take you to Fabletics Facebook page where I have my picture and my ‘story’. I”m currently at 197 votes but I need like 244 to beat the person in the ten spot.

This was a daily vote thing but I didn’t enter until a little later than most people. The top lady has something like over 600! Craziness. And my friend Brandy told me that there are actual ‘voting’ exchange sites that people can join to get more votes. That stinks and I would love to do it but it’s basically cheating.

Here is the link that will bring you to my picture

http://bit.ly/1gir6O7

Once  you get there you will  be asked to like Fabletics, unless you already do. Then when you hit vote it will ask you to post to your wall (all it posts to your wall is that you voted for me which you can later delete. I already tried hitting ‘not now’ or ‘dont’ allow’ and if you do that then it does not let you vote…. so please hit allow and then fix it later).

The voting closes Sunday June 1 at midnight. (which is later tonight).

This is the pic you will see when you click  my link——

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Valleau Apparel Photos, Review, and a Giveaway for You!

As you know I have been trying to lose like 40 pounds through diet and exercise. I mostly power-walk with the stroller but there are days when I jog. I have 2 Fabletics outfits and I love the 2 pairs of pants that I have. But both bras that I got from them, well, sucked. One was padded (which I am really small chested so I love padded bras) but the cups were in an odd position for me so that got returned. The 2nd bra that goes with my black/red stripe pants that you see me in a lot is OK but lacks in support and makes me bounce when I am running. It is more of a low impact bra.

Anyway, if you’re looking for GREAT sports bras let me tell you about Valleau Apparel. They don’t just have bras, either, they have pants and tank tops and a few other things.  All the colors and designs are so cute and amazing too. There are many styles to choose from and I will show a few pics so you get the idea. All pictures that I provide that are not of me, are from the Valleau Apparel site with their permission.

Here are a few pics of their gorgeous bras-

MERMAID-BLUE-2TThe Mermaid (back view)

FIREWORK-1Firework (back view)

NATALIE-PURPLE-2TCute Pants- Many colors to choose from

 

They just started a line of workout headbands as well!

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First of all,  the company was founded by Katie Valleau- who’s that you say (or maybe you know)- she’s an NCAA gymnast. So she knows what it’s like to want her ‘girls’ in the right places at the right times and she knows that having the right support makes your workout (and life) so much easier!  She designs each bra with it’s own ‘story’ and uniqueness, probably making them the most unique bras on the market.  And wait till you see the backs on these babies! So gorgeous! The detail is amazing. Not only is the detail and design amazing but the fabric is awesome. I only walk and jog but I do get pretty sweaty and these felt like they help absorb a lot and keep me from dripping.

photo(2)Me in the Valleau Apparel Starfish Bra

STARFISH-BLACK-MINT-3TWhat a Model Looks Like In the Starfish :)

Speaking of fabric- I mentioned that I like cups in my bras. The only ‘downside’ currently of Valleau is that they don’t offer cups in their bras- Yet. I’m sure she is working on it! But the bras are double lined. And since they’re double lined, I don’t feel so ‘exposed’ and I feel it gives a little extra padding without the padding. Does that make any sense?  And since they are double lined it also definitely helps support the ‘girls’. I am usually a 36B (ish) and range from a medium to large depending on the brand. (I was a large in Fabletics). I was going to order a Medium but I was told that they run a little on the tight side so I got a large. The large fit pretty good but still gave me some armpit fat (but that’s not their fault. Once, I lose some weight I’m sure it will be fine!). I would say I would try an XL but I’m pretty sure it would be way to big and then not give me any support or cleavage.

So what have we covered- cups, support, fabric, details- oh and all the colors are so cute and amazing too. And their are a lot of styles to choose from and I will show a few pics so you get the idea. All pictures that I provide that are not of me, are from the Valleau Apparel site with their permission.

Speaking of pictures- I chose to finally take the TERRIFYING plunge and actually take a picture of me in the Valleau bra and post it on the blog! EEEEK. Sorry, if it hurts your eyes but I wanted to show you guys that I did wear the bra and how it fit. Unfortunately, I did not have anyone around to help me take a pic of the gorgeous back of the bra  but I will also provide that pic from their site.

photo(3)Me in Starfish Bra

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I chose to get the black and teal “Starfish” bra. I wear A LOT of black and teal is my FAVORITE color EVER. So that was a given. Although, I did have to think twice because they do have the same bra in the ‘color of the year- Radiant Orchid’. But I knew the black would match with more.

STARFISH-ORCHID-1Radiant Orchid- Starfish Bra

Not only do they have the ‘regular’ bra collection, they have a “Sexy” collection as well. Sexy collection meaning it’s more low cut in the front. I did want to try this but since I am 30 and a Mommy I wanted to keep it casual. Maybe next time though!

STARFISH-BLACK-MINT-3TThis is the Sexy Starfish that is low cut in front

I am very happy that I got to try out this bra and I highly, highly recommend checking them out and maybe even taking the plunge and trying something.

In fact- Right now they are having their “Spring Sale” and you can get some bras for $32! as well as pants for $45 instead of their normal $55 price.

I really want to grab this top while it’s available on sale- it is $40 though… So I will have to check the budget.

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Their website is- http://www.valleauapparel.com

Their Pinterest is- http://www.pinterest.com/valleauapparel/

Their Facebook is- https://www.facebook.com/ValleauApparel

Their Instagram is- http://instagram.com/valleauapparel#

They are also on Tumblr- http://valleauapparel.tumblr.com/

Definitely scoop up a bra while you can at that price! But for those of you who don’t have the extra money or just feel lucky we are hosting a giveaway!

Valleau Apparel will giveaway one bra of the winner’s choice! Great right? I wish I could enter and I’d get the radiant orchid one or the Sexy Starfish!

Rafflecopter to be posted on the FB page

http://www.facebook.com/BudgetBeauty

Here is the link to the Rafflecopter entry-

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Obsessed with Contests

I have entered a few contests lately and I will share them with you= Mostly in hopes that you will vote for me but also so if you want to enter, you can.

The first and most important one to me is the one from Fabletics.

The link to vote for me is here-

http://bit.ly/1gir6O7

once there you must like Fabletics *which is workout clothing line sponsored by Kate Hudson. If you like at a later date you can  unlike them. They don’t clutter up my fb feed so I don’t mind them. Anyway, after you like them you have to hit ‘vote’. I think a lot of my friends hit like and not vote. hit both if you want. It says I have something like 78 likes on my pic  but only 21 votes…. so that stinks. The most votes I have seen is like 80-100 so I’m really losing lol. So please help! Also this is a daily voting contest. so you can do it once to help or if you really love me you can do it daily. Also, another thing that you must do is they ask you to allow to post to your wall.  you must hit yes othewise it wont let you vote for me. All they post to your wall is that you voted for me *or whomever else you choose to vote for. You can also undo this at a later date. And thanks in advance for your help!

If you enter, let me know and I will return the favor.

The next one that I would like your help for and like you to enter yourself is the IT Cosmetics #ItsGotYouCovered contest. You can enter on Ig or FB. All you have to do is post a pic of you wearing your It cosmetics and share with the hashtage #itsgotyoucovered why It cosmetics is great for you. I have a lot of votes on this one but I would love to be one of the finalists picked to win a grand prize! I have 34 votes currently but more is always better :)

I believe this link will take you to my pic. it is of me and my baby :) who just had her first  bday today :) but she has a double ear infection so it wasn’t a very happy few days.

https://www.facebook.com/itcosmetics?sk=app_451684954848385&brandloc=DISABLE&app_data=view-vote%2Cfor-2755228

again, if you enter let me know and I will return the favor. If you want more info just to go their FB page.

And check out my birchbox post bc that offer ends 5-26

Try Birchbox for $5!!! Yes, please!

If you’ve been thinking about trying birchbox but didn’t wan to spend the ten plus dollars- now is the time to try! They’re having a promo where you can get your May box for $5!!! Use code summersub and it will bring it from $10 to $5 (and some change for tax). Plus there’s supposed to be some sort of Kate Spade promo in the May box…. I can’t wait!

This deal is only good til 5/26. The theme of the box is “Free-Wheeling”.

Before I got super broke, I got 2 Birchboxes and I absolutely loved both. I even got a few full sized products.

Again, the code is summersub

if you’d like to sign up please use my link

https://www.birchbox.com/invite/vfjxj

Id be ever so grateful!

this is the email I got from them-

Our “Freewheeling”-themed May box is packed with samples to shake up your beauty routine, and leave you feeling footloose and fancy-free. We’re bringing that carefree, weekend-all-week approach to our (and your) wardrobe too, with an exclusive Kate Spade Saturday offer in our May box. Plus, for a limited time, get your next box for only $5 (that’s half the usual price!) when you purchase a women’s monthly subscription. Use code SUMMERSUB at checkout. But hurry—you only have
until 5/26!

 

6 Killer Shoes to Rock This Summer

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Thought this was a super cool post!

Originally posted on alex à la mode:

Alright, so the first official day of summer (June 21st) is rapidly approaching and FINALLY the weather is starting to follow suit. It’s still kind of chilly here in Paris, but I can’t stop checking the weather at home and daydreaming about all the crazy fun summer activities I’m going to partake in (well, in between my summer classes of course. You’re welcome, dad)!!

Yesterday I finally purchased an ENO hammock so I can pretend to be outdoorsy and adventurous (we’ll see if I can even figure out how to set the thing up…) plus the #mcm and I are already planning our first kayaking trip (we’ll see if he can get me into the kayak…it’s debatable). So all of this has got me naturally thinking: what the heck am I going to wear on my feet?! Wait, is that not the first thing you think of? Whatever, I can’t…

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Mother Lover

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I have an 8 year old girl and I just started all over with my new baby who is going to be one this month. I was 21 when I got pregnant and just turned 22 when I had my first. I didn’t get it back then. I didn’t want to get it-that being a mother meant it wasn’t about me anymore. I still wanted and needed way too much attention. I have some really bad guilt over things I did, things I didn’t do, how things ended up, etc. I was a SAHM for the first year with my first daughter. Then when she was around 16 months me and her dad had a huge falling out and he kicked me out… he kicked me out and I had no where to go and so I couldn’t take my baby with me. That’s another post for another day though. We ended up getting back together about a  year later and breaking up again many more times.

I look at my new baby and wonder how awful it was for me to be ripped out of my baby’s life like that. Anyway, I cherish every moment. Having two kids that are two totally different ages is fun and challenging. When the baby sleeps the 8 year old wants to play and I just want to relax! I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Here are some things that “Motherhood” means to me and for me-

~Wearing stuff on my face that aren’t related to beauty- my baby loves to slap the spoon when I am feeding her. I get yogurt and many other things on my face, in my mouth, in my hair etc. She also likes to wipe her mouth on my black/dark clothes.

~Hourly and Nightly wake up calls – One reason I don’t blog too much is because I have a very active and hands on baby. She wants to be held all the time. She doesn’t nap. She doesn’t sleep in her crib. She only sleeps 2-3 hours at a time before waking up and wanting to be help or just see who is awake and what is going on. And my 8 year old and baby share a room. The 8 year old wakes her up sometimes when she goes in the room. She then plays with her and gets her all exited. Then my 8 year old leaves her with me and goes and falls asleep while I’m barely staying awake.

~Spending all your money on someone who could careless about what they look like- This is my biggest issue right now with the 8yr old. I literally spend my last dollars on outfits for her that I think she will love. She looks at me like I have 3 heads and says she hates it. OR- she wants to go to school looking like a hot mess and when I get on her case she gets mad. She doesn’t want to brush her teeth or hair but will put lipstick on.

~Hoping that I’ll be the cool mom but that she’ll still listen to me- My Mom was pretty cool for the most part. I want to be one of those Mom’s that my kid feels like they can tell me anything but yet respects me and fears me enough to not do anything stupid.

~Finally appreciating what my Mom did- For so many years from teens thru twenties me and my Mom just butted heads about everything. She was a single mom from the time I was about 6 months old and she worked her ass off to provide for me until I was 18. She always thinks she is right and looking back she usually was.

~Looking forward to grocery shopping- Not only do I look forward to grocery shopping but I look forward to grocery shopping by myself. Going with two kids is a nightmare…

~I accept that my house is a mess and it’s not even worth cleaning for the next 5 years (while the baby is a young) because everyone just shits it up anyway! I would rather spend the time playing with the kids and making a mess than I would missing out on their childhood because I feel the need to houseclean. The house cleaning can wait- their childhood doesn’t. That was one of the best tips I got at my baby shower.

~Never peeing (among other things) alone again-My older one still comes in and stands there talking to me while I go to the bathroom. It doesn’t really phase me but when I just want to eat a candy bar alone in peace she finds me.. then she asks why I’m eating in the bathroom. LOL

~Loving them more than you ever thought possible- when I was pregnant with my 2nd I used to think- how will I ever love this one as much as I love my oldest? It’s not possible I thought. It is. I love both of them more and more everyday.

 

~Hoping that if I die/when I do, they will take care of each other- I don’t have any siblings. I am an only child and only grandchild. It’s VERY lonely. It sucks. If my Mom dies I will have no one to ‘take care’ of me. I always knew I wanted at least 2 kids. I want to know that after I am gone they can look after each other.

 

 

~Giving them all I have to offer- I hope that it’s enough and I hope that they know that I love them and will do anything for them.

~Hoping that don’t make the same mistakes as me and can have the best life possible- I literally lay awake in fear every night. I know my 8 year old will probably be ok. But I worry so much about the baby. I have my reasons but I just want the best for them. I vow to do everything I can do make things possible for them but I’m still scared that it won’t be enough.

~Knowing that this is what I was put here to do- my whole life I have kind of felt like a screw up. I never finish anything. I never graduated college. I never felt quite right in any ‘career’ path. But there’s just something that feels right about  me  being a Mom. It comes natural to me. Maybe because I’m just a big kid.

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 Motherhood is the single most happy, joyful, fun, exciting, scary, and most rewarding thing I have ever done. Every moment is filled with new memories. I’m not sure how many of my readers actually have children but if you do you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t then I hope someday you have the pleasure of having your own baby.

Happy Mother’s Day (A little late) to all the Mother’s, Aunts, Friends, etc. out there who in some way have been a mothering figure to someone or some fur-baby!

 

Ideas to Grow Your Makeup Collection if You’re Strapped for Cash

I’m on a pretty tight budget since I’m a SAHM, as you all know. I do a few things to keep my makeup ‘collection’ growing and they usually cost under $15. I can give you a few tips that I have learned over the last year or so.
The biggest thing I have learned is shop on ebay. Don’t pounce on the first ‘cheap’ thing that you see either- research it, look around/see who else is selling and their price. Factor in if the person is doing free shipping with a higher price or if you pay shipping but it’s a lower price total. Usually just because it says ‘free shipping’ that just means the shipping is worked into the list price.

Another thing you can do if  you don’t have too much money to be shopping around is join a swap group on Facebook. I belong to many makeup and product swap groups on Facebook. Some people may have what you want for really cheap or they may even want something you have. If you have something they want and vice versa, then you guys can swap and only pay to ship your items. You both end up happy *usually. If you do end up swapping with someone you don’t know- always get a tracking number! And give them a tracking number to protect yourself as well.  It’s pretty easy (and fun) to make a Pinterest board of things that you have to swap/sell or things that you want. If you join one of these groups you can just give the group a link to your Pinterest board.  If you have nothing to swap but want something from someone, most people will be fine with offering you a price. Make sure to ask if the product is new or used or swatched! Most people swatch items but say they are new. If you are picky about that sort of thing you might want to only buy sealed items.

I also have learned that if you only have a few dollars but want a few new makeup items a month you can buy a monthly subscription to Ipsy, Starbox, Birchbox, and there’s many more. Ipsy and Birchbox are $10/month, Starbox is $17.50, Julep is $20. But for a very small amount of money you get usually 3-5 full sized items. You will need a credit card or prepaid credit card though to be billed monthly. Here’s where the swap groups come in handy again- once you build up a small collection from getting your monthly boxes you can swap more in these groups. And if you are one of the lucky few who gets higher end full sized products that you don’t want you can sell them on ebay! With the money you make from the sale you can buy whatever makeup or items you want!

You can also sign up for different places like Influenster, BzzAgent, and there are a few more. I have gotten many full sized makeup products from Influenster and I love being part of their little club. You have to do reviews in exchange for the free stuff but it’s so worth it IMO.

If you really love makeup and are good at selling stuff, you could go to work for a company like Mary Kay or Avon. You get discounted products, commission, and paid to do what you love. You can even sell your products on ebay *I believe- Here is some Mary Kay loose powder that does the same things as higher end powders but you can get it thru Mary Kay (and on ebay) for way cheaper than other high end products-
These are my top three easiest tips. This last tip is a little harder and takes A LOT of effort but it’s really worth it- Start a beauty blog! If you love makeup and know a lot about it, why not start telling people what you know about it? You can get trial size or full sized products from some companies to review on your blog as well. Although, I would not start a blog just to get free makeup it does lead to free makeup eventually.
Obviously there are more obvious ways to getting makeup into your life like couponing, watching sales, yard sales/flea markets, etc. I just wanted to share some ways that I have learned by blogging over the last few months.

Have you done any of these? Have you tried any others that I didn’t list?

***Don’t forget to enter my Caralase giveaway! It’s ending in a few days.

 

Budget Beauties Check Out Caralase for Your Summer Wardrobe! Item Review and Reader Giveaway!

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As you know I am a SAHM.  My Fiance is the only source of income besides me selling things on Ebay. It’s fun but it barely takes care of my shopping obsession and doesn’t go toward bills at all. I have very limited funds for clothing so I need to make sure I am getting the most for my money. I search (I like the term ‘scour’) the web and other fashion/beauty blogs for deals and sites and boutiques that are affordable yet good quality *usually that’s an oxymoron.  When I find one I really love I always share it with you–Well I found one!

http://www.caralase.com

Their Facebook is

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caralase/417322198414179

They have tops, tunics, short dresses, maxi dresses, leggings- everything that we need! They even carry accessories. And not only is the stuff feminine and cute but it’s so affordable (the most expensive dress is $30).  I have found that affordable clothes don’t last as long as others. Well that doesn’t seem to be the case with their clothing. I have worn my dress three times now and can’t even tell that it’s been worn once. The material is holding up great and so is the shape.

I got to pick an item from Caralase to review. That was a task! It took me a good two hours or more to decide on one because I would buy the whole place!  I ended up getting the Strap Belted Maxi- on their site it goes for $25.  It goes on similar sites for $49.  I don’t know about you but I’d rather get two dresses with my $50.  (If you are in my blogging group on Facebook you probably saw my post the other day when I was freaking out about how to take pictures of a dress without actually being in the picture…. It was about this particular maxi dress.) The dress itself if awesome- great quality, fits great, feels great. The problem is me and my post baby body. I’m sure there’s really nothing wrong with the pictures but I hate how some of my fashion pictures come out. I just feel flabby still.  I decided, for now, to use Caralase’s pictures from their site. (Sorry to disappoint some of you ladies from my group! I had to have the post up and my Hubby hasn’t been home to help me take the pictures. I do plan on taking some of me for another post.)

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I styled the dress two ways (spring and summer)- Spring- I use a darker wash jean jacket and cork wedge sandals (could also use ballet flats if you don’t want heels). When it gets warmer I will not wear the jacket, I’ll just wear some type of summery shoe and throw on a necklace. I could also throw on a drapey cardigan or one of those new drapey sleeveless vests.

One thing I LOVE about this maxi is that the belt comes with the dress! One of the reasons I have trouble putting together fashion posts is because I have trouble putting outfits together from start to finish with the accessories, shoes, etc. This makes it easy for you- it comes with the accessory.  Now all I have to do is add the shoes, which I have plenty of! (My real issue isn’t styling dresses. It’s styling ‘outfits’ like the top, pants, etc. That’s why I usually just throw on a dress in the summer!)

I really love so many of their tunics and maxi’s. I will definitely be buying a few. I love the printed maxi- that is the one that is the most expensive at $30. Isn’t it gorgeous? It comes in this hot pink and a teal.

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If you’re like me then you want something that can be worn in the spring, transition to summer and hopefully even transition into other seasons. Their clothing can do just that. They have everything from tees and tops that you can wear everyday to the dresses that you saw here that can be dressed up or worn daily.

They have sizes small to XL in most items. I was a large in the particular dress. The girl said this one ran a little smaller than  most.

So are you ready for your challenge?  Caralase said they are willing to give one of my readers any one item of their choice! Isn’t that fabulous? Now you can have your very own new Spring and Summer piece (that can be used well into fall even).

Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter and come back daily for extra entries!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

****All images in this post are taken from http://www.caralase.com