Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall Fashion Essential; Yatra Music Muff Headphones

Yatra’s Music Muffs are providing the most stylish way to keep your favorite tunes in your ears wherever you go.

Music Muffs are the first headphones to incorporate on trend fashions with high-quality components at an affordable price point. Each pair of the stylish Muffs are equipped with cutting edge audio technology. At the touch of a button answer calls, adjust the volume, and shuffle through playlists. 

Soft, premium faux fur, a relaxed, adjustable fit, and a durable nylon braided cable make braving the cool crisp fall air easier and more comfortable than ever. Music Muffs are offered in a variety of equally fashionable styles to ensure thateveryone can find one that they love. Each pair retails for $39.99.

Yatra products can be found online at Amazon.com, www.shopyatra.com, Sears.com as well as at Follett Bookstores, Touch of Modern, ACE Hardware, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and many more.

**Review Coming shortly**

What do you think of these stylish, comfy new way to listen to your favorite jams?

💋xoxo Jess

Thursday, September 8, 2016

BeyondBeanie -- Beanies that Raise Awareness #SocialGood

Feel good about shopping, knowing you’re giving back to a child in need.  From handmade beanies to bags to ponchos,  beyondBeanie is raising awareness while providing customers with unique apparel. 

These beanies help Bolivian mothers feed their children, provide them with an education and help them receive much needed dental care. 

Ethically-made Beanies Empower Bolivian Artisans and Help Children in Need

Ethically manufactured and socially conscious, beyondBeanie offers trendy beanies and accessories made with 100% Bolivian love.  Handcrafted by talented Bolivian artisans, beyondBeanie is the ultimate gift that gives back. From beanies to bags to ponchos, this lifestyle brand strives to raise awareness while providing customers with unique apparel.

Every time you make a purchase, you are supporting the work of a talented artisan in Bolivia who proudly hand-signs her work.  You are also helping to provide meals, school supplies, school uniforms and dental care to children in need.

beyondBeanie’s ultimate goal is to help provide opportunities to Bolivian women so they can take care of themselves and their children through a dignified job they can be proud of.

Empower others - Your purchase helps improve the lifestyle of Bolivian women and children living in poverty.

Extremely unique - Each artisan hand-signs her work making it a one-of-a-kind piece.

Connect to your artisan - Set up a meet and greet and see how your purchase makes an impact in her life.

Show your gratitude - Send your artisan a “thank you” note through beyondBeanie’s site.

Make a difference - Purchases help to provide meals, school supplies, school uniforms and dental care to children in need.

beyondBeanie’s top selling beanies include the Rainbow collection , The Surfer collection and The Kota collection.  For every beanie, you provide 5 meals to a child in Bolivia


Monday, August 29, 2016

Coffee 101-Coffee Trends & Home Brewing Tips

The Infographic above was created by KRUPS, "Coffee 101" visually outlines how Americans across the country prefer their coffee and provides fun tips to perfect your own at-home brewing!


Kohl's Cares - Help Kids Get Back-to-School Ready

Get your littles back-to-school ready with the newest Kohl’s Cares collection featuring Clifford The Big Red Dog, °available now through September.

Kohls Cares has brought back a big red favorite of mine for the 2016 back-to-school season. I remember reading and watching Clifford when I was little, and now I get to share Clifford + his friends with Aidan + Adisyn!

The collection includes a backpack, creativity kit, toys, and hard covered books to promote summer reading. 

Books and soft toys featured in the Kohl’s Cares back-to-school collection include:

Clifford’s ABC book, Clifford Takes a Trip book and Clifford soft toy
Clifford Goes to Kindergarten book and Emily Elizabeth soft toy
Clifford and the Missing Beach Ball book, T-Bone soft toy and Cleo soft toy
The Scrambled States of America book
•Clifford Backpack
°Crayola kit

The charming stories of the larger-than-life canine focus on kindness and send a positive message to young readers.

√The Scambked States of America is an amazing book!  With the super imaginative story, the pop-art illustrations, and amazing little characters keep kids interested and inside the book! What an amazing way to learn about the states!

√The Clifford and Cleo stuffed animals are super adorable. For $5 who could beat that? And 100% proceeds go to helping others!

Parents can also feel good about purchasing the pieces that are priced at only $5 each, with 100 percent of the net profit benefiting children’s health initiatives nationwide.
{ To date, Kohl's has raised nearly $300 million through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program. To reinforce the company’s commitment to children’s health, Kohl’s has donated financial support to hospitals across the country. The donations fund hospital outreach programs focused on children’s health initiatives and address the specific issues needed most in each hospital’s community. These tailored programs provide vital resources to families at no cost and include topics such as injury prevention, asthma awareness, dental care, and fitness.}


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lip Obsessed? 4 Tips for Luscious Lips


The desire for full lips is not anything new. From classic bombshells like Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren to today’s starlets such as Margot Robbie, Angelina Jolie and Rihanna, luscious kissable lips are a trend that never goes out of style. Kylie Jenner has made lip augmentation a hot topic with countless pouting selfies and millions of Instagram followers. Social media is always buzzing with debates over models with fuller lips. How full is too full? When does it start looking fake?

Why such an obsession with a perfect pout? We spoke to Dr. John Zannis board certified plastic surgeon in New Bern North Carolina, to get to the bottom of why now, more than ever the lips are a facial focal point and what women can do to achieve the look.

People see Kylie Jenner’s Instagram and think they’ll just get lip injections too. “The more that celebrities admit to having lip injections and the more attention this particular procedure receives in the media, the more accessible it becomes.” He adds, “The danger is, that the procedure is complicated. Not just anyone can do a lip augmentation artfully and naturally,” explains Dr. Zannis.

There are ways to work with what you have got. Dr. Zannis explains that the key is to strive for facial symmetry. “If you use lip liners, glosses and other cosmetics to create a fuller look consider your other features and natural lip shape.”

4 Tips for Luscious Lips

1.   Use matte liquid lipstick.

Liquid lipstick is popular because it’s easy! It goes on like a lip-gloss but dries matte on your lips like a lipstick and is nearly impossible to smear or take off without makeup remover. Liquid lipstick ideal for creating a bombshell look for a night out or special occasion where you want lipstick to stay put for a long time.

You can use it to make your lips appear fuller, shapely and defined, depending on what your “perfect look” entails. Try one of the best-reviewed brands like LA Splash Cosmetics or Kat Von D.

2.   Go for lip fillers.

Dr.  Zannis who works with fillers explains that lip fillers are a great option if you want to alter the shape and volume of your lips semi-permanently. “They mostly contain hyaluronic acid, which can be injected safely in multiple sessions. The amount is easy to control by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, which allows you to achieve your goal gradually. The effects last around six months, at which point you may do another round of injections.” He goes on to say that achieving a natural look is the goal and that over-filled cartoon mouths look distorted.

3.   Try some cool contouring techniques.

Contouring is another awesome makeup trick to achieve a fuller look. It involves using lighter and darker shades of makeup to play up your features and give you a more defined, chiseled look. The great part is you probably have all you need in your makeup bag already. There are plenty lip-contouring tutorials on YouTube for free.

4.   Use a lip plumper.

Lip plumpers are great in that they are easy to use, non-invasive, work fast and are affordable. They’re typically infused with lip tingling ingredients like cinnamon, pepper and peppermint which leads to an instant, yet slight swelling.
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme is a popular choice among make-up artists and beauty industry pros. When used both morning and night the difference is noticeable fast!
Clearly there are many options to achieve your “perfect” pout. Experiment!
About The Doctor:
Dr. John Zannis is a New Bern, North Carolina board-certified plastic surgeon and best selling author. A graduate of Stanford University and The University of Cincinnati Medical College, he received his formal training in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina under the guidance of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Argenta. During this time, he performed over 5,000 surgical procedures and covered all aspects of plastic surgery including cosmetic surgery of the face and body, complex reconstructive procedures of face and body, cleft lip and palate surgery, hand surgery, facial and jaw fracture repair, and reconstruction following massive weight loss. He blends his interests and studies of classical art and symmetry to his surgery practices. Connect with him via twitter @JohnZannisMD or his website www.zannisplasticsurgery.com 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DIY Nails: Fall/Halloween Candy Corn Nails

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Disclosure-not sponStep-by-step on how to get a candy corn Halloween nail look from Skyy Hadley, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon.


1. Paint one half of the nail in white (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod) and the other in yellow (Lauren B. Coachella Valley Sun).

2. Apply nail art stickers (hole reinforcers cut in half). Apply two on each nail as shown below.nailnail2






3. Working on one nail at a time, paint the area inside the stickers with orange nail polish (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tribal Sun).

4. Carefully remove the stickers.

5. Repeat on all other nails. Allow 5 minutes for your nail design to dry and finish it with a coat of a top coat (Lauren B. Gel-like Top Coat).



Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall Hair Trends from UMBERTO Beverly Hills

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          Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post.

 Fall Hair Trends

Short cuts are always fashionable and easy to wear. Best worn with lot of layers for added texture and movement.  Adding ,  layers of bangs and layers around the face allows you to create a variety of looks from soft, feminine and wispy style to edgy and bold.

To get the look:  Use the Banana Brush, brushing from side to side to create lift and movement.  Then use the ICU 10 STYLING IRON to smooth and bend the ends to add dimension. Then mix UMBERTO Beverly Hills Roman Oil and Texture Cream together and work into the hair for shine and added texture.

For versatility, hair can be pushed back on the sides and off of the face with height.



Long hair will never go out of style, but the length does not need to be any longer than Sara Sampaoi's hair. The key is a good and regular cut to avoid visible split ends, good shampoo and conditioner and tools to maintain.  Don't over dry or overuse styling iron heat.

The cut:  Long blended layers that give the illusion of body, fullness and movement.  The layers will provide a natural and soft wave when hair is air dried.

Always use a leave in conditioner with heat protector, like the UMBERTO Beverly Hills Controller Conditioner for added shine smoothness and heat protection.  The UMBERTO Beverly Hills Dry Texture Spray will enhance the movement and texture.



Around the face: 3/4 part with first layer around the face beginning at the hollow of the cheek. Add layers for movement and texture, beginning below the ears with scattered layers that are balayaged or painted with a lighter tone.  The color is painted on so that the highlighted pieces just peek out on the area creating movement.

To get the look: Blow dry with UMBERTO Controller Conditioning Spray and the UMBERTO Beverly Hills Banana Brush until nearly dry concentrating on lifting the roots. Then switch to theUMBERTO Beverly Hills Medium Round Brush for smoothness and bend on the ends.  Use the UMBERTO Beverly Hills Roman Oil with Olive and Macadamia oils that are absorbed for shine and texture for a style that is fresh, pretty, flirty and modern.

For an edgier rock and roll version add a full and heavy bang

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Friday, September 25, 2015

New From ACURE Organics This Fall!


            Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% honest.

The latest launches from ACURE Organics are the perfect way to keep that yummy summer scent around all year long. With the ACURE Coconut Cleansing Towelettes, Straightening Shampoo, Straightening Conditioner, and Coconut Dry Oil Spray, hair, skin, and body stay fresh and hydrated during the cold winter months.

The ACURE Straightening Shampoo and Conditioner ($9.99 each) are infused with Marula Oil and Coconut Water to hydrate and strengthen hair that is damaged or overworked. The Brazilian Keratin formula will have hair looking better and sleeker than ever.


The ACURE Coconut Cleansing Towelettes ($6.99) gently remove dirt, oil and makeup without any rinsing required. With a scent that will make you feel like you’re on vacation, these towelettes are the perfect way to refresh on the go.

The ACURE Coconut Dry Oil Spray ($12.99) is the ultimate lightweight moisturizing spray for body and hair. With Antioxidants, Sea Buckthorn, Sandalwood and Vitamin E, these moisturizing sprays keep skin hydrated and protected while lightly adding moisture and shine to hair.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

We would like to announce that  Maycees Mommas Bloggin  & Stylish Southern Mama have teamed up for this years 2015 Holiday gift guide. We will be working together to bring our readers the best items for the upcoming holidays!  Even though this is Christmas based, we will also be taking items for Thanksgiving, Halloween, and any of the inbetweens.
If you’re a company that would like to be featured, please email us.  All items must have a value of $100 or more, or you send several to accommodate pricing, or there can be the item plus the remaining amount that can be paid through paypal!
We are two great bloggers that love to give the best items and such to our readers!  We have 3 kids altogether, With a 4 year old and two school aged students. We are looking for the latest and greatest items for each of the age groups! I do have some mommies to be and new mommies that we will be willing to review any baby items also.  We are looking for All categories from moms to dads to kitchen to all around items.
We as bloggers are mommas and we have a great reach and can really get your product featured and get your product known!
Some ideas of what we are looking for:
  • Toys
  • Electronics
  • Clothing.
  • Educational material.
  • Kitchen and garden supplies.
  • Books.
  • Beauty Products
  • Anything that would make a great gift!
 This is a great opportunity for not only us but you as a sponsor also!
We DO have requirements and these are just because, we as bloggers, we have to be able to accomadate not only you but other sponsors and or own stuff also.
The requirements are below:
  • Product must be family friendly
  • Product must have a RV of atleast $100.00 but we can accomadate.
  • We require a full size product. Please note: Full size products are required for inclusion {REVIEW item and/or GIVEAWAY item} – trial sized items will not be accepted.
  • We recommend that you as a sponsor offer a giveaway of the product we review. This helps with exposure to you and readers love giveaways at Holiday times.
  • If you have a product that you would like to be featured on our gift guide but dont want to send product then we can do a sponsored post which will have a fee of $150.00 ( EMAIL US FOR MORE INFORMATION)
As being a sponsor and your product being on our blog this is what you get:
  • A full review done on the combined blogs
  • Product will be featured on all our social media outlets  once a day for first 3 days.
  • Will have a Hashtag of 2015HGG this will be on blog and our social media outlets.
  • Will be featured on our 2015 Holiday boards on Pinterest
  • If you offer a giveaway it will be featured on a huge giveaway roundup
  • IF you would like to have your product be featured as TOP HOLIDAY PRODUCT of 2015 and be tweeted and featured on top #10 list of items then there will be an extra fee and we can discuss this and what it intels.
So sponsors please contact: mybking22@gmail.com if you would like to have one of your products sponsored!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Slip These Shoes On and Your Kid Will Be the Star of the Party!


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.

Whether you're planning to attend a baby shower or throw one, or you're already starting to think about the holidays, Lili Collection will make shopping for the lovely little lady or dapper dude a cinch!

Lili Collection offers adorable soft-sole shoes in genuine leather that are just as comfortable as they are cute! In addition to the wide variety of boots and moccasins that are already a huge hit with tots and their parents, Lili Collection has just added new oxfords and loafers to the collection, which are sure to be a popular choice this holiday season! These trendy and colorful shoes will look great for all those family photo shoots and gatherings.


Available in great colors like Lipstick Red, Mac & Cheese Yellow, or even a gorgeous glimmering gold, they will not only help your little one rock around the Christmas tree in perfect holiday style, but they will keep them comfortable all day!

All of Lili Collection’s shoes are made in the USA and are only made from the highest quality materials.

Review to come..


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Sour Jacks new Flavors Revealed #Giveaway #RespecttheWedge


Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% honest.

One of America’s favorite candy brands, Sour Jacks, is celebrating the new launch of 3 new flavors and the unveiling of the new “wedge shape,” by proclaiming National Wedge Day on August 17th.

Sour Jacks newest flavors – Lemonade, Wildberry and Green Apple – join the already existing, yet delicious flavors of Original and Watermelon. Sour Jacks, has changed the shape of candy with the expansion of not only these new flavors, but upgrading to the brand’s proprietary wedge-shape. Making our new motto – “Respect the Wedge! ™ with Sour Jacks®.”

                    sour jacks

We absolutely loved the Sour Jack Wedges. If your kids or yourself love sour candy than this is exactly what you need. The flavors are amazing and they are just the right amount of sour sugar + chewy for me. (You have to understand that I LOATE gummy textures in my mouth). These weren’t like that at all. I couldn’t stop eating the green ones. I definitely want more!!

The Giveaway---**

To help celebrate the launch of the three new flavors, and the unveiling of the new wedge shape, Sour Jacks is excited to offer a giveaway. One winner walks away with all three bags of candy (one bag of each NEW flavor)!

Good Luck!

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You can learn more about Sour Jacks by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter

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Lush Introduces: 3 New Fresh Masks


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.>

Summer is officially in full swing— peaches are ripe, corn is sweet and watermelon is juicy! Lush wants to make sure your skin is getting the proper nutrition it deserves with three brand NEW products that will leave you feeling fresh from cheek to cheek. Full of fruits, natural butters, clays and the world’s finest essential oils, these new additions are the first of many more to come! 

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Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask ($12.95 / 60 g)

Soothe skin from cheek to cheek with the ultimate rose mask for the face and body. This fresh face mask is packed with lots of soothing and calming ingredients for the skin such as calamine powder, rose clay and rose oil.

Key ingredients: Calamine Powder, Glycerine, Kaolin, Rose Clay, Rose Petals, Rose Oil.

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Don’t look at me Fresh Face Mask ($10.95 / 60 g)

The inspiration behind the name came from when you have a face mask on and you don’t really want anyone looking at you! This is a rejuvenating fresh face mask packed with cleansing lemon juice and scrubbing ground rice to brighten the face and body. You will also find moisturising murumuru butter.

Key ingredients: Kaolin, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Silken Tofu, Grounded White Rice, Murumuru Butter, Bentone, Grapefruit Oil, Neroli Oil.


Cup O’ Coffee Face and Body Mask ($10.95 / 150 g   $19.95 / 325 g)

If you’re a sucker for the strong, dark, stimulating type, take a shot of this coffee infusion filled mask to the face and body to wake your skin up! This smooth blend face and body mask has organic agave syrup inside to leave your skin feeling sweet and exfoliating coffee grounds leaving your skin looking and feeling polished.

Key ingredients: Coffee Infusion, Talc, Kaolin, Organic Agave Syrup, Vetivert Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Caffeine Powder.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

3 summer Inspired Beauty Ingredients


Summer can’t be gone yet.. use these products to bring summer to YOU.

Bloom in the summer with…

Starflower Seed Extract: Rich in essential fatty acids, it helps lock in moisture, creates an anti-frizz barrier and hydrates where you need it most!

Base Coat Serum

· Try Tara Smith Base Coat Serum

A must-have "foundation primer" for your hair

Long-lasting between shampoos

Creates an anti-frizz barrier for all hair types

read the review

Smell like a beach vacay with…

Replenishing Hair Milk

Coconut Oil: It deeply nourish hair and restores softness, body and shine while taming frizz, smoothing fly-aways, detangling and defining curls!

· Try Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Replenishing Hair Milk

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Replenishing Hair Milk, a light leave-in hair lotion, locks in essential moisture with a natural blend of Pure Coconut Oil, Keratin, Shea Butter and Coconut Milk to deeply nourish and replenish hair, restoring its softness, body and shine. Perfect for taming frizz, smoothing fly-aways, detangling and defining curls.

read the review

Swim under the sea with…

Marine Flora Complex: This Tahitian marine water microalgae strengthens and thickens hair, for more voluminous tresses!

Thinning Hair Treatment

· Try Thicker Fuller Hair Thinning Hair Treatment

This topical foam treatment contains a powerful breakthrough natural ingredient that delivers astonishing results with once daily application. Clinically shown to reduce the appearance of hair loss by targeting the three stages of your hair growth cycle for visibly thicker, fuller, healthier and younger looking hair.

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