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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Why I stand out in the crowd...

 

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I am who I am. Always been, and never once thought about apologizing. Why should I HURT because OTHERs can’t see how awesome I really am? I realize people are different. I love and respect everybody until THEY give me a reason NOT to. I don’t care WHO they are, what RACE they are, where they pray, who they love, where they live, what they drive, what they have.. that shit doesn’t matter to me.

What MATTERS to me is whether they are good to ME. Nothing else should matter and I don’t see why it does. Life is way too short for that shit, and I don’t see why people wanna hate. I stand out because I stand UP for what I believe in. I’ve always been the “stand-up for others” kinda girl. I went head-to-head with a 250 lb football player who was trying to bully someone else. Boils my blood, makes me mad as hell, and I CANT NOT say anything.

There’s NEVER been a category for me. There’s never been a “label” for me. I don’t fit into any slot that is out there and I take pride in that. I am unique. I am ME. I’m just a country girl with a rebel soul who loves and breathes rock music. I listen to everything and enjoy ALL music. I listen to ANYTHING that I like, doesn’t matter if it’s country, rap, r+b, pop.. whatever…

I’m tattooed, pierced, and love rock music most. I love fast cars and big V8 motor filled trucks. I love mudding, 4-wheeling, and my 4 dogs. My kids come first, but my dogs ARE listed under the kid category in my book.

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I love sewing, crochet, and buying shit. No matter WHAT it is, usually books or something lol. I try to tell myself that I am NOT a hoarder of books, but I think I’m lying lol. I LOVEE to read and write. I’ve been writing my entire life.

But. I’m not a square, category list of what a mama should be. I don’t drive a mini-van or bake cookies all the time. My house isn’t spotless and I could care less about “things”. I REALLY need a damn maid but until I strike a gold-mine,.. lol

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I’m a HUGE fan of Fast n Loud (Gas Monkey Garage). I love watching cars being rebuilt- just something about it. I also love a good cold bud light over a martini anyday.

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I’ve been with Adam for 10 years—and.. we argue and we disagree at times. There is nobody on earth I would rather have been the dad to my kids. They adore him and he adores them. I am grateful for these gifts in my life ♥

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What makes YOU stand out in the crowd?

 

-Jess

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Get the Look: Hayley Williams' Bad Blood Crimson Hair

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post.

Paramore singer and our favorite punk rock chick Hayley Williams sports a hot head of Crimson hair in Taylor Swift’s insanely-anticipated new Bad Blood video, set to premiere this Sunday. Williams will star as The Crimson Curse – hence the fiery mane.

Fake it ‘til you make it and get her look with Manic Panic’s Classic Cream in Electric Tiger Lily.

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Commitment issues? Try these color-popping temporary hair accessories for your inner hot-head.

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1. Manic Panic DYE HARD® Temporary Hair Color Styling Gel in Electric Lava, $9.99 at ManicPanic.com

2. invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring in Raspberry Red, $8 for 3 hair rings at Urban Outfitters

3. Manic Panic Micro Synthetic Glam Strips®, $5.25 each at ManicPanic.com

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Spa Sonic PRO Skin Care System Face & Body Polisher

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post. Products were sent for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% honest.

Get glowing skin before summer hits. I am absolutely LOVING this Spa Sonic Pro. It comes with a variety of heads AND I can take it in the shower/bath. It CAN get wet, and it comes with 4 AA batteries. I tan- whether it be fake bake or tanning bed.. exfoliating my skin is a must and this helps 100x better than just sugar scrubs.

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  • Exfoliates, cleanses and smoothes skin
  • Clear Complexion Technology, non-irritating
  • Can be used with your favorite cleansers
  • Tightens & reduces size of pores
  • Supports the reduction of fine lines & dark spots
  • Eliminates dirt, makeup & oil
  • Safe & effective for all skin types

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This new two-speed waterproof device, is dermatologist recommended and ideal for use in the shower, bath and sink. Gently cleanse, smooth and exfoliate the skin with one of five attachments: a large brush for the body, a small brush for the face, a pumice for rough areas, a facial sponge and pore minimizing silicone brush.  Also included is a luxurious and convenient travel tote.

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Spa Sonic delightfully deep cleanses the entire face and body, tones the skin, and makes you feel great. Spa Sonic skin care system face and body polisher is a waterproof device which is ideal for use in the shower, bath and sink. It operates with 4 attachments (all included), a small brush for the face, a large brush for the body, pumice for rough areas, and a facial sponge for micro dermabrasion and reduction of fine lines.

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I love how clean and smooth my skin feels. No more clogged pores, blackheads, acne, or dry skin! TOTAL win! I also love the color and design! Absolutely amazing product. It is so convenient with it’s own bag. I can tote it with me to the gym or have it on hand in the shower at home. This is a MUST-have for skin care!! <<LOVE!

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Connect with Spa Sonic online:

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Irresistibly Magnetic Life Words from a Southern Girl

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Life advice is really hard to come by.. especially REAL life advice that makes you stop and think. Advice that makes your life 10x easier and makes you 10x happier. What is some amazing advice that you’ve been given in your life?

Here are some that I’ve made or found that I REALLY found amazing.

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1. Don’t knock it til you try it.

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2. when entrusted with a secret… KEEP it.

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4. Just because you CAN doesn’t mean that you SHOULD.

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Do NOT under any circumstance worry about others and what they think. Live your LIFE to make yourself Happy..

6. You don’t get to choose your own nickname, under no circumstance.

7.Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.

8. If you have the RIGHT of way… Take it.

9. Give credit. Take Blame.

10. suck it up every now and then.. just LIVE..

11.Stand up to bullies.

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12. If you offer to help someone, don’t stop until the job is done.

13. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.

14. Don’t be a talker during the movies..

15. Learn to change a tire.

16. Make the little things count.

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17.There’s a fine line between looking sultry and slutty.. find it. Don’t be slutty.

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18. Make goals AND finish them

19. Your crazy dance moves are better than sitting on the bench all alone. Get up and DANCE.

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20. If you HAVE to fight, punch first and punch HARD.

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Have some favorite quotes that you LOVE and wanna share?

Tweet to me at @aidanadisynsmom

 

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hair How-To: Half-Up Double Knot

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post.

Half-up styles are back in a big way, but it’s already time to take this look to the next level. If you’re sick of the tired top knot or just ready to evolve the look, try this new twist on the effortless hairstyle, straight from the experts at Butterfly Studio Salon.

Ideal for natural texture or 2nd (even 3rd!) day hair, it works with any length and texture. A lifesaver for frizzy hair days and so simple to create – not even a brush is needed! !

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How-To: Half-Up Double Knot

1. First step: texturizing product/dry shampoo, which is essential for grip and hold when styling. (Kattia Solano, owner of Butterfly Studio loves Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray on the crown area) Lift hair, taking it by sections, spray at the root as if you were teasing and then massage through with your hands to work the product in.

2. Using your hands, section out a “horse shoe” shape of hair at the crown area. Thicker hair can opt for larger section while thinner hair can work with a smaller amount of hair. Rake through with your hands to brush and pull back hair to create a clean section.

3. With a small hair tie in one hand, take a section of hair and pull halfway through the tie, so that you are left with a little “pom-pom.” Wrap elastic around 2-3 times until secure without pulling all of the hair through. (Use small clear elastics so you won’t see the tie, and in case you don't wrap any hair around the knot the ties will be discreet.)

4. Open up the pom-pom with your fingertips for fullness to create a textured knot, then wrap the hair ends around your knot once and tuck hair under the elastic band with ends sticking out. Keep the remaining length right under the pom-pom, as you will use the extra hair length to help with fullness and perfectly messy texture for your next knot.

5. Create your next section right below the first by taking 1 1/2 to 2 inches of hair from the sides (horse shoe of “V” part all the way around the head). Use your hands again to gather and comb the hair back, then combine the hair ends from your first knot with your new section and repeat steps 3 and 4 - tying right under the first pom-pom, tucking through and leaving ends free. If your hair is long enough you can even wrap the extra hair around in a “figure eight” motion around both knots for detail.

6. To finish, spritz a little hairspray and then make it your own. Don't be afraid to muss it up - the more texture the better! To complete the look, Kattia recommends adding some height/volume at the front top of the head by slightly pulling/gently tugging hair up at the root with your fingers.

*With this hairstyle, volume is always at your side to rid limp hair and that unwanted greasy summer look once and for all. Play with positioning and create more knots for a change up or more customization for how you can wear it. You can even use bobby pins to change the knot shapes.

 

Thanks to Butterfly Studio Salon for the awesome tutorial.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Last Minute Mother's Day Beauty Gift Ideas

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If Mother’s Day snuck up on you this year, and you are looking for some last minute gift options to show mom that you care we’ve put together a foul-proof list that has you (and mom) covered from head to toe!  With products ranging from the traditional and familiar to the high tech, mom’s inner beauty will shine through with a little extra help from our great beauty finds.

MarulaOil Rare Oil Intensive Masque

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Think beyond diamonds this year, and give mom the gift of rare luxury with NEW MarulaOil Rare Oil Intensive Masque  that is the ultimate luxury for hair. Allow mom to take the time to indulge in some TLC for her over styled strands this masque is packed with powerful antioxidants, oleic acids, protein and vitamins, and the replenishing, protective formula delivers intense hydration, seals split  ends,  prevents  damage  and provides  UV  protection.

Salon locations available at raremarula.com ($38)

NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

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What could be better than spa like treatments from the comfort of your own home? Bring the spa home to mom with the NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device. The FDA-cleared device delivers soft wave microcurrent to gently stimulate the skin for an improved appearance, and is clinically tested for improved facial contour, skin tone and wrinkle reduction in as little as 5 minutes a day!  Also known as the 5 minute facial-lift, this device is fitness for your face so mom can be toned and lifted from head to toe! NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora.com and MyNuFace.com ($325)

Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 Multi-Pack

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It’s true what they say- good things come in threes!The Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 Multi-Pack is the perfect gift for moms as it features three of the brand’s award winning portable, SPF powder brushes that provide safe, non-irritating, instant UVA and UVB sun protection. Just in time for summer, these self-dispensing brushes are mess free and don’t leave behind the residue or risk that standard SPF bottles bring, so you can easily reapply sunscreen to yourself and your kids on the go. Available for purchase at Colorescience.com  ($128)

WaterColour Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Palette

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Every woman deserves to feel and look their best –especially on Mother’s Day. Blendable, layerable and ultra-wearable, each eye shadow palette includes a combination of matte and satin finish shadows that can be worn wet or dry for subtle to dramatic looks.  Each Palette features 8-10 wells of colour. Palettes includeNude & Neutral, Smoky & Smudgy, Marvelous MattesThe WaterColour Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Palette is available for purchase at Walgreens, Walgreens.com Drugstore.com ($19)

Weleda Body Oil Starter Kit

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Mom can sample every one of Weleda’s luscious body oils with the starter kit. Each formulation is distinguished by its lead plant and holistic approach to stimulating and inspiring the body, mind and soul to achieve inner balance and boost your own natural beauty. Perfect for dry skin, a relaxing or pampering massage or aching muscles – mom will be grateful for this Mother’s Day gift. The best part? These oils are small enough for her to toss into her bag, so she’s never left high and dry. Weleda products are available at Whole Foods Markets, select natural health food stores and at usa.weleda.com ($15.99)

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Treat mom to beautiful skin with the CosMedix Purity Deep Cleaning Duo! The set features Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleaning Oil and Purity Detox Scrub. Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil removes excess oil, makeup, sunscreen, and environmental impurities while nourishing the skin with argan, olive, and moringa oils. Purity Detox Scrub features a cocktail of gentle physical exfoliators including Poppy, Jojoba, and Date Seeds plus salicylic acid to cleanse the skin and polish away imperfections. CosMedix products are available at CosMedix.com ($75 when purchased together)

redRed Carpet Manicure Pro Kit.

Bring the salon to mom this Mother’s day with theRed Carpet Manicure Pro Kit. The Kit contains everything you need for a professional salon gel manicure in the comfort of your home. The RCM Professional LED Light is especially designed to efficiently cure RCM Structure, LED Gel Polish, and Brilliance in seconds, leaving mom with a red carpet-worthy manicure that will last for weeks. Available at Ulta and at RedCarpetManicure.com ($80)

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Give mom the gift of natural beauty this Mother’s Day with RapidLash and RapidBrow. Featuring propriety formulas that work to condition, enhance and improve the appearance of lashes and brows in as little as 30 days! Achieving fuller, more luscious lashes and brows has never been easier. RapidLash ($49.95) and RapidBrow ($39.99) are available at select drugstores, Ulta and online at RapidLash.com, Walgreens.com and Ulta.com.

Remington T|Studio PROtect Iron

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Give mom’s hair styling arsenal the ultimate upgrade with Remington’s T|Studio PROtect Collection. TheT|Studio PROtect Iron features proprietary Vapor Infusion Technology, conditioning and nourishing the hair prior to straightening to deliver sleek style without damaging hair. The advanced technology seals in moisture, reduces frizz and gives a longer-lasting, silky finish. The T|Studio PROtect Iron ($79.99) is available at Target and Target.com.

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Help mom’s timeless beauty stand the test of time with Vichy LiftActiv Supreme. A new generation of anti-aging day care specifically created to counteract Daily Aging, for more youthful-looking skin all day. Beyond long-term correction--see better results now, tonight, and tomorrow. LiftActiv Supreme ($42.00) is available on vichyusa.com and select drugstores, Target and Ulta.

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