Friday, December 30, 2011
Posted by Amber at 2:30 PM
Thursday, December 29, 2011
I am so thrilled to be joining Grace from Growing Up Grace in helping fellow bloggers reach 100 followers by promoting their blog, a new blog each week. I was so surprised to see my blog mentioned on Grace's blog that I just had to check out the post. She calls her series "New Week, New Blog" I am calling it "Blogger Unmasked" but they are absolutely the same idea.
This weeks Unmasked blogger is ...
Grace from Growing Up Grace! Grace is one of the best followers I have she love to leave comments, she helps promote giveaways as well as have her own giveaways, she updates her blog at least once a day and she is a true inspiration! Grace loves to write about life, DIYs, giveaways, faith and more. If you are looking for a good read please click on Grace's link and help her reach 100 followers! If you would like me to promote your blog and/or help you reach 100 followers please let me know by leaving me a comment or emailing me.
Posted by Amber at 2:52 PM
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The last product in my VoxBox is 2 coconut scrub bars of soap!
Since they gave me two bars I figured I would use one (LOVE IT) and share the other with one lucky reader! Here is my review and then giveaway details:
The scent: AMAZING! Though if you do have a sensitive nose this product may be too sweet to you.
The Final Verdict: Will definitely be buying this product again. Normally I get liquid body wash but wow this bar soap is amazing! It leaves your skin feeling clean, soft and you smell like coconut!!
Be a follower and let me know (5 entries) Promise to write a review if you win (2 entries) Check out softsoap and comment telling me your favorite scent (1 entry)
Normally I would not of chosen this pattern but actually it give a classy funky look to your nails!
My take of this product is:
- Simple to use
- Easy to apply: Find your fit, peel off back like sticker and press firmly then you are ready to show off your nails!
- Good for special events it says the product last a week for me it was about 3 days
- Time saving- the longest part would be to pick the right size nails (do this before you plan on applying and it will save your time!)
Check out imPRESS to see different patterns and colors for the press on manicure! Also, sign up for Influenster if you want to get a VoxBox and write reveiws of each!
Posted by Amber at 9:41 PM
These particular socks I wear when I am chillaxin' at home. They are so warm and definitely help me relax. The giveaway is over at http://www.anasofiaeugenio.com/2011/12/yay-100-friends-giveaway.html
what she is giving away is a Self Discovery Self Paced E-course that has a $151 value. This is a link-up giveaway so be sure to check it out! Giveaway ends on January 7th and the winner will be announced on January 8th.
Posted by Amber at 7:29 PM
Go up stairs and have a nice cup of hot Zen Green Tea from Tazo! (Will probably have a small review on it!) Write 2-3 more reviews on my Holiday VoxBox from Influenster.com Find a movie to watch and chillax Look on Pinterest and find some more creative things to do Read more lovely blogs (I literally have been reading blogs all day I am an addict!) Write out a plan for the new year! Are you excited! It seems like 2011 has flown by what an amazing year its been. Put Christmas gifts away! I cannot wait to show them off!
Posted by Amber at 6:09 PM
I receive a trail size Passion Peel Off in Pomegranate and Passion Flower made by Montagne Jeunesse in my holiday VoxBox from Influenster. This is my first peel so I am super excited to try this product out! My review on this product is as follows:
What does a peel do for your skin?
It deep cleans your skin leaving it feeling refreshed, clean, and beautiful!
The process:This is one of the simplest things I have done. What you do is you clean your face prior to the peel off. Then you apply your Montagne Jeunesse peel off, relax for about 15 to 20 minutes and peel! Its that simple!
The Final Verdict:
After you put your hair back, the first thing you will realize is that it is very slimy when you put it on.
|Sorry for this horrible picture. The peel wouldn't allow me to move my face and my hair is terrible. But oh well.|
After applying be sure you wash your hands after applying it. Definitely apply a thin layer over your skin this makes the drying process much easier. Try to avoid your hair this includes eye brows, eye lashes etc. Once its applied you are to let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes (use your best judgment on how long you want to wear the peel) during this time you will feel the solution start to dry and it will be difficult to move your face at all. When going to peel off use a mirror it is best to see what you are doing. I left my peel on for about 15 minutes then peeled it off.
|This is what the peel looks like! It is the weirdest thing ever to peel this stuff off your face but totally worth it!|
I did rinse my face afterward to make sure all of the peel was off and to rinse it off my hair. My skin is so soft and not shiny anymore! I highly recommend this product you will love the way your skin feels!
|Note: The breakouts are not from this product! I so wish you could touch my face right now and see how soft it is!|
This product does have a warning that says:
For external use only! Test for irritancy before use, keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes- if contact occurs wash out with water. (P.S.-enjoy!)
Be sure to check out Montagne Jeunesse to see what other skin care products they have! Also, sign up for Influenster.com you will be so glad you did!
Posted by Amber at 4:54 PM
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
One of the products in my Influenster Holiday Box was the Mentos Pure Fresh chewing gum. Here is my review:
The Packaging: Is practical it is in a on the go light blue plastic container great for throwing in your purse or briefcase. Has a heavy duty lid the pops open and closes with ease - lasts for a good while!
The Gum: Each container has 15 pieces of gum in them. The gum is sugar free, <5 calories, white with blue specks in it and has green tea extract and mint flavoring. My pack of gum doesn't expire until 07/2014 which mean I can enjoy this pack of gum until 2014 if I so desired.
The Taste: The flavor of the gum is Fresh Mint and taste amazing. It is a bit intense at first and get more subtle as you continue chewing. The minty flavor last and keeps your breathe fresh.
The Final Verdict: I definitely recommend this to everyone! Especially those of you that are constantly face to face with people- which is pretty much everyone. I am definitely buying more of this product when I run out!
Go out and get yourself some Mentos Pure Fresh chewing gum and let me know what you think! Also, go sign up for Influenster.com you will be glad you did.
Posted by Amber at 5:38 PM
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Posted by Amber at 12:54 AM
I have never been married. And really dont have alot of friends to make promises to. But I did promise Brian (who is really my ex boyfriend) that if we did break up that we would still remain friends. It has really helped! He is my best friend and I didn't want to lose him if it didn't work out dating.
Over the past 3 years I have learned to promise myself to strive to know myself and to love myself every day. So far I have been successful but there are somedays I do struggle with it but thats okay. As long as the next day I get up and try again!
Posted by Amber at 12:24 AM
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I want people to see me as a woman who encourages and puts others first. Who wants to listen to you and help you out. I want to be the woman that gets along with everyone. Who everyone loves and who I love in return. I want people to take me seriously and realize that I put my passions into actions. I take my artwork seriously- I put a piece of myself into my artwork. That I am a great artist, writer, and photographer. That I impact others lives in the positive.
I think I portray that well but a couple things I struggle with is being overly shy. I have to build my trust in you before I just open up to you. I have been hurt in my past by the people I thought loved me the most. I am tend to judge myself harshly-low self esteem and self image (but I am working on this!)
It is easiest to be myself when I am with my birth fam or my best friend Brian and his family. Simply because I am comfortable with the people I am around so I can share that comfort with people I may meet.
I love my authentic self because I know that when I am authentic it is the way God intended. When I am authentic I feel like no matter who I meet they are going to love me because I am real with them.
Posted by Amber at 5:00 PM
I want to learn from people that live their dreams and live their passions. I want to learn from someone who is real and honest about all aspects and facets of their business.
If I could job shadow anyone for a day it would be all of these lovely ladies who live their passions. Who opened an etsy shop and then a boutique. All these photographers who took a chance and started to shoot and capture life. All these artist whether abstract or fine that capture emotions in their artwork- love, beauty, sadness, color etc. All these people that I know through their blogs and etsy shops- I would shadow you! You inspire me to be brave and take that first step in opening my etsy shop! Thank you!
15 Questions For My Mentors:
1. ETSY SHOP OWNERS: How do you prepare to open an etsy shop?
2. Was it hard?
3. How did you build an audience or network your business?
4. How do you go about pricing items? How do you go about choosing a shipping cost?
5. EVENT PLANNERS/WEDDING PLANNERS: How do you go about becoming a wedding/event planner?
6. Were you ever discouraged? Did you ever think about quitting? If so, what kept you going?
7. FOR ALL THE WRITERS: How do you deal with writers block?
8. How do you go about getting your work copyrighted?
9. How do you go about getting it published?
10. How do you get your book into readers hands?
11. How do you price the book?
12. FOR ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: How do you get clients to shoot?
13. What camera(s) do you use? Why?
14. How do you go about getting prints made?
15. How do you go about pricing prints, shots, etc?
Feel free to leave answers in comment area! I am interested in all these areas! Thank you and enjoy!
Posted by Amber at 2:22 AM
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
At my best I am a free spirit. I am a easy going, fun, creative person. Motivated to live her life and fulfill her dreams. I am a very open minded person who love to listen to other peoples perspectives and opinions. Encouraging others constantly to live their life without regret. Inspired by God's artistic gallery which is all of creation.
I was really happy with myself this year (I still struggle with myself) but this year was the year that I most took my life by the horns. I moved out of my aunts house (which was huge), I then moved out of a christian couples home after the husband could talk to me about his opinion of my lifestyle because I was a woman and he thought me a lesser being, shaved my head in remembrance of my moms struggle with cancer RIP Mom, then I joined Mary Kay which was a HUGE step for me and really a great one since I learned leadership, independence and the love and support of women, but besides ALL of that I really started to believe in myself.
If you were or are anything like me (if you struggle with no self-esteem, abusive situations, depression, cutting, feeling ugly and hating your body image, etc etc) can I just tell you something you are good enough, strong enough, brave enough, beautiful enough, talented enough, artistic enough, loved enough to live your life!
Guess what I have 1 friend, he is a male, he is my BEST friend, and he is amazing. That all I have is 1 best friend no girlfriends, no physical friends that I hang out with beside Brian (my best friend). That sometimes bothers me not having girl friends to do a girls night out or something or to just talk about girl things- but thank God I have a blog where I read and follow all these lovely women! Thank God I started blogging and got up enough courage to make it a goal to open an etsy shop in 2012. Thank God for you! I never realized how much support and love I have gotten through my blog until just recently. Thank God for you!
God Bless You!
Posted by Amber at 5:14 AM
Get up at 8:30AM Work on handmade gifts for everyone *if you have any easy ideas please let me know as I have about 45people to make gifts for (just starting) Get Blog Brain Book together and do a tutorial on it (sorry I know I have said this before I promise I will post it today!) Send love letters out tomorrow via post office (out of stamps-boo) Pray that I get 25 sponsors to swap buttons, do giveaways and guest post on my blog for January 2012 (If you would like to help me out please email me) Organize desk and closet Get ready for Abby's Christmas concert and head over to watch it
Posted by Amber at 3:55 AM
Monday, December 19, 2011
This was taken by Georgia at ThruALens Photography I encourage each of you to check out her etsy shop she is a very talented photographer! P.S. looking at these prints on the computer do not do them justice. So gorgeous in person!
Isn't the packaging so cute! I just had to take a couple of pictures!
This lovely piece is from Cat at Brideblu check out her link. She make gorgeous jewelry! P.S. I love that she sent me a tracking number so I knew exactly where the package was in the mail!
Both these ladies are super sweet they both informed me when they sent their package out and let me know when it should arrive. Please give these lovely ladies some business or at least visit their etsy shops for future gifts. Thank you!
P.S. If you would like to sponsor me (it is a simple button swap), do a giveaway, or guest post in January please email me for more information!
Posted by Amber at 4:08 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Button code size 185 x 100 Pixels Your blog link and a blurb about what your blog is about A picture of yourself and 5 interesting facts/fun facts about yourself What your new years resolution is and why. Any other links you want me to promote for you (Facebook, Etsy, Pinterest etc.) If you have an etsy shop please also include some information about what you make/what your shop is all about What you are planning to post about/giveaway When you would like your guest post or giveaway to be If you are doing a giveaway please let me know how long your want the giveaway to run (a month, a week, 3 days etc.)
Posted by Amber at 7:37 PM