No Heat Hairstyle: Side Braid

Hi Guys! Today I have a no heat hairstyle that is really quick and easy. It is a side braid with 3 braids braided into one braid. I wear this style when I want my hair out of my face, but I want something that looks a little bit nicer than a ponytail. Let’s get started!

1. Start with bed head. Haha. Brush out your hair so that there are no tangles.

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2. Gather all of your hair to one side and separate into 3 sections.

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3. Braid each section and secure with a clear elastic.

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4. Then, braid all of the braids together, take off all of the clear elastics, and after you are done braiding, secure with one elastic.

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And there you go! I get a ton of compliments when I wear this style! Let me know if you guys try it!

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Review: NEW Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick

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Hi Guys! Today I have a foundation review for you! I have been searching for this new Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick, and I found it yesterday at Wal Mart. I was super excited to try this foundation, I figured that since it was in a stick, it would be easy to apply.

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There were 10 shades to choose from, I picked the third lightest shade, 120. I was going to pick 115, but that shade leans more warm toned, and I usually wear cooler toned foundations.

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This foundation was marked $6.94, but there was a $2 off peely coupon on it, so I only paid $4.94! What a deal. Now, the first thing I noticed when I opened it up was that they don’t give you much product. This is a picture of it rolled up all the way.

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Now, onto the review. It has a layer of foundation on the outside, but on the inside it is supposed to be a core of some type of anti shine powder that will keep your face matte. I have dry skin, so I don’t ever get oily. If you have oily skin, I’m not sure that this would be a great foundation for you, because since it is a cream, it gives a dewy finish already.

I applied this foundation using a flat top stippling brush. I swiped the stick directly onto my skin in stripes, and blended it out with my brush. I was surprised at how easy this was to blend, and the color matched my skin perfect. I would say that it gives medium coverage, I only needed to use concealer under my eyes with this. I did not set this with a powder, because I thought it gave a nice finish. It lasted pretty much all day, I wore it for 9 hours.

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Overall, this is a great foundation. I love how it is a stick, it’s easy to travel with, it’s not messy, and you can just toss it in your bag. It doesn’t offer full coverage though, so if you are a full coverage gal, or you tend to get oily, I would probably skip this one. For me, it worked good, and I will continue to use it!

Hope you guys enjoyed this review, and let my know if you try it!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

What’s On The Menu: Family Meal Planning

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Hi Guys! Today, I have a post for you about Family Meal Planning. I don’t know about all of you, but unless I take a list with me to the grocery store, I will spend so much money on things that I don’t need to buy. This is why I have started planning my meals! I have been doing it for about a month now, and I have been saving a lot of money. I used to spend $100-$200 at the grocery store every week, and now I spend about $50 a week. Here’s what I do:

1. I made a list of all of the meals that I usually cook for dinner, and then I let my husband pick out 5 meals for dinner that week. I chose to only plan 5 meals per week because we usually eat out twice a week. We usually get pizza on Saturday night, and we usually go out to eat at a restaurant once a week.

2. After he picks out the meals he wants, I write them all down on a magnetic whiteboard that I got for the fridge. You don’t have to get a whiteboard, I just think they’re fun to write on. Here’s what we are having this week:

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3. Then, I make my grocery list for the week. I only write down the things I will need to make these meals. Of course, I include other things, like fruit, veggies, snacks, paper plates, or anything else that we may need for the week. My daughter and I eat breakfast and lunch at home most of the week, so I buy the things we will need for that also.

4. When you go to the grocery store, make sure you stick to your list! I know that the cookie aisle may be calling you…but try to resist the urge!

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You will really be amazed by how much money you will save, and the best thing is that you never have to worry or think about what to make for dinner! You will have all of the ingredients you need already in your fridge.

I think it is important to always eat dinner together as a family. I know it makes me happy to sit down with my family after a long day. 🙂

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I hope you liked this post, and I hope you all will try it! Thanks for reading!