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Nicole Nordeman: Every Mile Mattered

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Press Sample: Product given for testing and review purposes from Propeller Consulting, LLC 

Nicole Nordeman has done it again! She just recently released her new CD titled Every Mile Mattered.
The CD contains 11 beautifully written and inspirational songs that encourages you to draw nearer to God. It's her journey, her path, her history what made her become the person she is today and continues to be and how every mile mattered in her life and how it should in ours as well. This is what the CD is all about and it's very encouraging to me as well.
She has such a beautiful, pure and peaceful voice and her songwriting skills become masterpieces. I also like that we also get to hear a child sing on a track with her called "Slow Down" which was a song she wrote for her son's sixth grade graduation which brought tears to my eyes because Yes our kiddies grow too fast. I have a soon to be 12 yr old and a 10 year old so we have to treasure every minute and moment we have with them.
Overall, I love this CD!




TRACK LISTING
001. Every Mile Mattered
002. You're Here
003. Dear Me
004. No Longer
005. Lean
006. Hush, Hush
007. Listen To Your Life
008. Beautiful Day
009. Sound Of Surviving
010. Anywhere We Are
011. Slow Down

SOCIAL – CORNER

Official website - http://nicholenordeman.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicholenordeman
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicholenordeman
Instagram: https://instagram.com/nicholenordeman/

Buy links – ITunes http://capcmg.me/emm?IQid=b
                       Spotify http://capcmg.me/emm.sp
                        Amazon http://capcmg.me/emm.am)

She has a book “SLOW DOWN” coming out in August, pre-order here:


Here's the lyric video to Every Mile Mattered



I hope you enjoy this CD as much as I do :) God bless








Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this product. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 
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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lips

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I was so excited when Influenster sent me a Vox Box filled with Bite Beauty lippies for review purposes!



I'm actually really liking these new lippies called Amuse Bouche from Bite Beauty they are creamy, beautiful and non sticky. Amuse Bouche in French means Mouth Pleaser and the shades I got in the Vox Box surely are. These liquid lipsticks are very pigmented and come in the shades of an array of ingredients and food names such as Lavender Jam, Liquorice, gingersnap and more.

The grey packaging is squared and sleek and comes with a precise curved doe foot applicator making it easy to define, line and color the lips.


The colors that were sent to me were in Eclair which is my favorite because of the dusty pink hue that compliments not only skin tone but my pink hair as well, the second shade in Demi-Glacé which is a rich warm brown shade, the third in Flambé, a bright orangey red and to prep the lips before color application, the package contained the Line and Define primer a minty smelling white balm in the form of a marker that gives your lips a smooth and conditioned feeling.

Here are some swatches on my hand and on my lips. Unfortunately, the red shade does not compliment my pink hair☺️ but it's a beautiful color none the less.

            Eclair:

                                      
                                     
Demi-Glacé
                                                                            



Flambé :



Each Amuse Bouche liquified lipstick retails for $24 each and the Lip primer for $22 you can get more info and where to purchase at a retailer near you at Bite Beauty












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Thred Up with Hugo Boss and More!

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I love going thrift shopping it's like digging for treasure! I happened to go on a treasure hunt recently on Thread Up. what's Thread Up you may ask? Well, It's an online thrift store that sells new and used items at a thrifty price.

This is my first Thred Up order and it retailed over $220 dollars and I only spent $22.48 with a July special discount! So what did I get? Summer time is here so I got a Hugo Boss skort new with it's tag and a pair of Jamie Sadock shorts. I never owned either so I was giddy when my package arrived. I invite you to join thredUP, you get $10 to spend and I get $10 to shop after you place your first order.  http://www.thredup.com/r/LJ7CJA  It's free to join so it's a win win discovering secondhand treasures.

Today I posted a look with the Hugo Boss Skort then on an up and coming post I will share the Jamie Sadok shorts. 













I paired this cute skort with a white peplum top and white strapped wedge sandals and a bold statement choker necklace. But I also intend to wear it to the park with a t-shirt and sneakers making it totally versatile. 



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Happy 4th!

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Greetings,
I just want to come on here and wish you all a joyous 4th of July.
God bless and protect America and let freedom ring!


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The Sanfilippo Wing It Eyeliner Stamp

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Press SampleProduct given for testing and review purposes

I must confess, I'm a novice when it comes to applying winged eyeliner on myself so when I first saw this product called Wing it on kick starter a year ago, my eyes opened wide and I felt hope in mastering the wing.

Barbara Sanfilippo a beautiful young entrepreneur born in Italy, now residing in Germany, came up with this concept about a liner with a pre-inked wing stamp on the end of it. She effortlessly shows in her videos how she stamps on the wing then finishes it off with the liner. Unfortunately, she did not raise the funds needed to manufacture her product so she went to the bank got a loan and now is a successful business woman with a great and unique product that is being sold throughout Europe and the USA by way of her website. I have seen other stamps with eyeliners before from China but the stamps are shaped like stars and hearts which is not my thing.
Other USA companies have a similar concept with the stamp but it does not come with eyeliner or ink. So Miss. Sanfilippo, is at the top of her game with her baby!

Let me introduce you to the Sanfilippo Wing it! birthed in Belgium. This eyeliner duo is available in a Thick stamp or Thin stamp and in different colors. The eyeliner has a felt tip with pigmented black ink that is water resistant which is great and on the other end, a winged stamp already with the ink included.






As you can see, the eyeliners have the same felt tip in size so the only difference is the shape of the stamps.

Here are the liners and stamps swatched on my hand.



Wing it also comes in 6 other colors including this one in Red Wine.

This swatch was scary, it bled a lot and stained on the hand but it bled less on the eyes. The felt tip was very wet and saturated compared to the black ink formulation.

As for my winged liner experience with the product, I was very nervous LOL. I was afraid to make a mistake which of course I did and had to have Q tips and oil makeup remover to wipe my errors. I noticed with the stamp you have to take your time and practice. Yes, it creates a wing but not a flawless one so you have to fill it in but the stamp is great to create a guide. Just be sure to apply the stamp in the proper position for both eyes so that the angles will be the same.

The liner is great! It's pigmented and lasted until I removed it with makeup remover.
As for the stamp, it did stamp a wing shape but as I mentioned before I had to fill it in more and then line the rest of my lash line. Unfortunately, the red stamp bled and stained so I was bummed about that although I was still able to stamp and line with it I just wish it had the same formulation as the black ink.
The packaging is nice except it should have the thick or thin print on the tube if you own both and my tube for the Red Wine looked the same so I could not tell which one was which without swatching it.
Here was my first attempt using it, hopefully practice will make permanent and I can get better and better.




I have the thick stamp on my right eye and the thin on my left eye.
Here is the attempt with Red Wine Wing It...


I noticed dramatic wing liner does not look good on my eye shape so a baby wing is more suitable.

Overall, it's a unique and fun product that can help guide you on your wing liner journey if you are a novice like me.

Here's how Barbara does it to give you an idea.


The Sanfilippo Wing It! sells for 19 bucks with shipping and can be purchased on https://sanfilippo-wingit.com


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Urban Decay Naked Heat

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Urban Decay has come out with a striking looking palette but this time the shades have a mix of warm browns, neutrals, burnt oranges and siennas with a variety of textures and finishes.
I'm not too crazy about the name "Naked Heat" but the shades and packaging are very eye catching.
The colors do resemble the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance a bit which I own and I'm very very fond of.

So here she is! and retails for 54 dollars. Are you intrigued by these hot shades? I just got the insider email so it's not available yet but here's a sneak peek so you can decide if you want to grab a hold of this new fiery palette.
It launches online July 10 and will be in stores July 13, 2017
Now, if you're an Urban Decay insider you can get it right away!
Just go to their site Today and you will get early access to it! Be sure to sign up as well for more news and offers on www.urbandecay.com


These 12 shades include:
OUNCE (ivory shimmer)
CHASER (light nude matte)
SAUCED (soft terra-cotta matte)
LOW BLOW (brown matte)
LUMBRE (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
HE DEVIL (burnt red matte)
DIRTY TALK (metallic burnt red)
SCORCHED (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
CAYENNE (deep terra-cotta matte)
EN FUEGO (burgundy matte)
ASHES (deep reddish-brown matte)
EMBER (deep metallic copper-burgundy)



Here's a glimpse of the palette in a video 🔥



Images from the Urban Decay site...
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Michael Kors on Ottica.Com

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Press SampleProduct given for testing and review purposes

Thanks to Ottica eyewear company, I was able to pick out a frame I liked and review it. 
Their site is very easy to navigate on, it saves your uploaded photos to see how you look in their frames and it saves your prescription. I saw many frames on the site that I liked and was torn with all the beautiful styles ranging from designers like Coach, Versace, Burberry, Tory Burch among others but I went with vintage and classy with Michael Kors in Tabitha.






These Michael Kors frames in Tabitha are very beautiful and they go with my face shape and fun personality. 
The design has a cat eye appeal. The legs are black with the Mickel Kors emblem and they have gold glitter like particles embedded in them.



I never owned transaction eyewear so I ordered these in transitions to function as both glasses and sunglasses. It's really convenient because I do not need to carry around sunglasses either.
These glasses do take getting used to. In the beginning, I had eye strain and they were a bit snug but now over time they are feeling better.
I really like these they photograph nicely and they get dark in the sun after a few minutes. 

The packaging is really nice as well. They come in a Micheal Kors case with a cleaning cloth with the name printed on it as well. Also, Ottica sent me a black card with a discount code and my prescription is printed on it for safe keeping.
As for the white case, it's a bit big an bulky for me, I like slimmer cases but it's good if you carry larger handbags.




Overall, this is a great site for designer eyewear and the prices are good too, being that they are designer frames and shipping takes about 2 weeks. They offer Free shipping, Free returns, 365 day warranty and complimentary lenses with each purchase.
www.ottica.com has a special going on just go to the site and see what best suits you. The transitions lenses are extra and UV coating. The total cost for my frames including lenses were $204.00 and since I was given a credit coupon to shop, all that came out of my pocket was 4 bucks. I definitely got blessed to do this review. Thanks again Ottica!

                            Here is a mini photo shoot in Michael Kors Tabitha:)


                                 

The longer you are in the sun the darker they become.







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