30 Days Of Beautiful Instagram Sweepstakes

April 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Like any new mom, I’m totally obsessed with my beautiful new baby boy. He just started smiling and I walk around like I was the paparazzi snapping pics in the hopes of another great big gummy smile to share on Instagram.  If you look at my Instagram feed you’ll notice that my kids are my usual focus (I have 5 boys so it’s sort of impossible not to be inspired). I always try to encourage them to do what they love and capturing those moments on camera is a dream come true for me!

Babies First Easter

For example my 17 year old high school senior has found a love for broadway and was in his first musical play Shrek The Musical.  It’s turned into a unexpected passion that amazes me and I’m so proud of him.  He finally found what he loves to do and their is nothing more beautiful than that!  See some of my pics below and feel free to tell me and Clarins what inspires you by entering Clarins sweepstakes #30daysofbeautiful for a chance to win a full size bottle of Clarins NEW Double Serum!

JW MItchell Shrek The Musical

JW Mitchell Shrek The Musical

I love the theme of their sweepstakes and all you need to do is find something that exemplifies beauty in your eyes – it can be anything…like pretty spring flowers, a brand new mani in a stunning hue, or even a gorgeous sunset.  Just snap a picture and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #30daysofbeautiful on Instagram.  All participants also have to fill out a form (see below).  One winner will be chosen every day for 30 days.  Click here for more info and make sure to follow along all the beauty with hashtag #30daysofbeautiful and also take a peek at my pics (you can find me as @fashiongrail).


“Clarins combines two age-defying formulas into one ground breaking serum that firms skin, reduces wrinkles, evens skin tone and minimizes pores. 90% of women find it more effective that their current serum. Proven for all skin types, all ages, and all ethnicities.”

Compensation was provided by Clarins USA. via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clarins USA.”


Walgreens Beauty Box Review

July 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

I mentioned before that I visit my local Walgreens probably two to three times a week. I figure if I’m going to shop I might as well get something out of it…like points from my Walgreens Balance™ Rewards card!  I try my best to save up points and for the most part I use them for the majority of my beauty products. But sometimes it’s nice to be able to try products out first before you buy (even though Walgreen’s has an amazing return system).  And that’s the genius behind Walgreens Beauty Box – especially for those point savers like me.  The Walgreens Beauty Box is a complimentary gift (valid from 7/1 while supplies last) when you spend $30 on participating beauty products. Sign up for a Balance Rewards card at Walgreens, then spend $30 on participating beauty products (details here) and then you can easily redeem your points online to get your free Beauty Box!

I was lucky enough to get mine in the mail to try out and I was so excited to open it up and try out all the goodies (and there was lots of them!).  My box included: two different types of BB creams. The first BB cream was Maybelline’s Dream Fresh and it had enough for two applications.  The second was the L’oreal Magic Skin Beautfier BB (a tad bit smaller but handy none the less).  They both do the trick and do it well.  Although they both blur imperfections flawlessly (especially redness) if I had to choose it would be Maybelline’s because it was exactly the way I like my makeup to feel (almost non-existent, which is perfect for summer).

In the beauty box was also a sample of Garnier’s Ultra Lift Tightener and Cream with a $2 coupon.  I’ve been dying to try this out for a while but I’ve been waiting until I actually ran out of my other bazillion products.  It’s a serum, my favorite type of moisturizer, and after one application it left my skin noticeably softer and feeling refreshed.  I was worried that the retinol would irritate my sensitive skin but I had no problem at all.

Also in my box was a sample of Aveeno lotion/sunscreen and coupon for $1.  This had to be my favorite sample in the box because I live in Florida and need to constantly reapply sunscreen. I’m really picky with lotions that contain sunscreen because they tend to either smell too strong or be somewhat sticky – this one was neither.  I actually really liked the mild fragrance, it was not sticky at all and more importantly it was smooth to apply.

Lastly, I also received in my box a Schick Hydro Silk Disposable.  It’s summer and what girl can’t use a handy new razor, especially one that hydrates your skin at the same time – win win!

Beauty can be found anywhere if you know where to look and, more importantly, who to ask. Walgreens has Beauty Advisors in every store, making expert beauty advice more accessible than ever. With Balance™ Rewards, spend $30 in store on participating beauty products and get a sample box by mail with this season’s best beauty finds. Learn more at Walgreens.com/BeautyWithin

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Walgreens via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Walgreens.

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips Review

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

I’ll be the first to admit that my day starts off with a pot of coffee and usually ends with a glass of wine (okay..maybe two glasses!).  Unfortunately, this daily ritual has taken a toll on my once pearly white smile. Which I’m particularly sensitive about because I have to take a lot of pictures for my fashion blog. Recently I was sent the REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips to test out.  I’ll also be the first to admit that I remember the “wilderness years” when at-home teeth whitening products first hit the market, they cost a fortune and you were terrified that your teeth were going to glow in the dark.  Well, times have certainly changed, and I couldn’t be happier with the Rembrandt results.

Within the first day there was a noticeable, natural looking difference; by the end of the two week treatment, I was giving the world my best imitation of a Julia Roberts thousand watt smile! The product is so easy to use and is comprised of simple strips that literally dissolve within minutes in your mouth. And it retails for only $22.99! Any product that erase years of soda drinking and happy hour toasts in less than two weeks get my vote of approval.

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips dissolve on your teeth in minutes to easily remove tough stains caused by coffee and wine.  Get a whiter smile in 2 weeks.  Visit www.rembrandtboutique.com to learn more or purchase REMBRANDT® products. 


REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips & REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® toothpaste together:


REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® platform uses 3x Triple Action ActiShield™ technology to:

·       Remove: helps gently remove tough stains like coffee, red wine and tea

·       Repel: works like an invisible shield to help repel future stains

·       Restore: strengthens the enamel to help prevent daily acid wear


Visit www.rembrandtboutique.com to learn more or purchase REMBRANDT® products. 

Compensation and product was provided by REMBRANDT® via Glam Media to facilitate my review. Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies is a sponsor of Glam.com. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of REMBRANDT® or Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies.

Must Have Mondays: Guerlain Noir G Mascara

January 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Accessories

It’s no secret that I’m a mascara addict and Guerlain’s new Noir G mascara is the perfect companion for anyone like me that needs to keep it close and handy. Talk about pure genuis…The new Noir G mascara has a mirror that pops open when the wand is pulled out instantly satisfying that obessive need to check and perfect the mascara.  Defintiely well worth the $49 if your a working gal or even for that special night out on the town.

Available now at Nordstrom.com

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