Sock Panda: Monthly Subscription for Sock Lovers

You can currently get a subscription box for nearly all of your favorite things. Every time I hear about a new type of subscription for something I get excited because sometimes it makes life so much easier (and getting monthly “presents” in the mail is FUN). Not only are subscription boxes great to purchase for yourself – they make great gifts as well.


Halloween Socks from
Sock Panda

If you are like me – you might have a bunch of sock lovers in your life. From male friends to younger family members; I have a list of people that absolutely love a cute pair of socks. Insert Sock Panda – a monthly subscription for sock lovers.

I was super excited when I discovered Sock Panda because I am going to order a couple subscriptions for some of my favorite little ones. I think this is such a great idea because they will get some cool and funky printed socks every month. They have Men’s, Women’s, Tween and Kids sock subscriptions so there is something available for everyone.


Black and Orange Halloween socks

One thing that I really love is that Sock Panda gives a pair of socks to someone in need for every subscription order. I am all about companies that give back to those in need. For this month check out this special: 15% off Halloween Sock Subscription at SockPanda.com. Use SCARY15 at check out.

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links which means I will earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you decide to purchase something featured here. This commission will be invested back into hertaintedlips.com as well as help me buy a cheap bottle of wine or some Starbucks. For more information please read our disclosure page.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Powered by MailChimp

Flashback Friday’s: Make It Work

Welcome to another edition of Flashback Fridays. I hope that this post finds you doing well and excited for the weekend.

flashback fridays hertaintedlips

This week has been eventful yet somehow relaxing at the same time compared to last week. I was glad that things sort of slowed down for me yet I was able to get a lot accomplished and had more fun days than blah days.

Last week I was extremely busy with school work as I did my part in wrapping up a final group project. At work things were a little crazy as well as I worked more hours and days than usual in order to make a deadline.

This week I was able to get together with family a few times and enjoy my time with then. From shopping & dinners to arcade games and catching up on our favorite shows together including Project Runway.

We are 1 week into October and I feel like if I blink Christmas will be here in no time. I am wanting to get so many things accomplished this month yet take it slow. I will have to somehow find balance in there somewhere.

I wasn’t able to get as much leisure reading in as I had hoped this week, however, I was able to check out some magazines while I was sitting in a waiting room waiting for a family member. Of course I chose the fashion ones to look through first.

Normally offices only have older issues so I was shocked and excited to find the October Issue of VOGUE featuring Lupita on the cover. I devoured each and every page – taking in all of the fall fashion and reading as many of the articles as I could muster.

Fashion magazines have been my escape and happy place for as long as I can remember. They sparked my interest in fashion design & marketing/advertising. Even though I never went into those fields they continue to be things I am passionate about.

Random fact: I once stopped by the Art Institute of Atlanta because I was interested in a degree in Fashion Design but at the time they didn’t have a degree available so I almost ended up in Advertising. The Adviser talked me out of it (sort of) by reminding me not to take something that would take years and $ out of my pocket that I may not be fully committed to. She was right – best advice ever.

I’m glad that I was able to go through the VOGUE and other fashion magazines. I feel inspired. I haven’t been feeling happy about myself and how I look lately and it shows in how I dress. I haven’t dressed up much since I left my Retail Store Manager position and I plan on changing that. I love clothes and fashion – this little magazine binge I had may be just what I needed.

It was a great week to make new memories and enjoy time with the people I care about. I hope that yours was great and if you are in one of the areas in the path of Mathew I hope that you are staying safe. Have a wonderful weekend!

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links which means I will earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you decide to purchase something featured here. This commission will be invested back into hertaintedlips.com as well as help me buy a cheap bottle of wine or some Starbucks. For more information please read our disclosure page.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Powered by MailChimp

FREE shipping + FREE gift

FREE Shipping & Free Gift

Free Shipping
How does FREE shipping off your $25 or more order? Well if you shop at my eStore now through 10/01/2016 you can can FREE shipping on your order of $25 or more by using code the 3PIECE at checkout.

shop avon deals coupons

Free Gift
On top of that FREE shipping deal – if you spend $50 or more you also qualify for a FREE gift – this adorable 3-piece scarf set ($29.99 value). Use code the 3PIECE at checkout.

avon coupon codes

shop avon deals coupons
USE CODE: 3PIECE

EXPIRES MIDNIGHT ET, 10/1/16. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. MAIL DELIVERY ONLY.
Avon reserves the right to substitute any free item offered with an item of equal or greater value. Limit one per order. Offer valid for customers shopping with an Avon representative and through mail delivery only.

Free shipping offer valid for mail delivery order only. To redeem, select standard shipping and enter coupon code: 3PIECE, expires midnight, 10/01/2016. Offer does not apply to express shipping methods and is valid only for shipping addresses in the contiguous United States. Alaska and Hawaii addresses are subject to additional surcharges. Please note, Avon does not ship Internationally or to the Islands.

Free gift offer valid for mail delivery orders only, while supplies last. To redeem, enter coupon code: 3PIECE, expires midnight, 10/01/2016. Order must meet specified offer criteria to qualify. No adjustments to prior purchases. Free gift item is non-refundable. Limit one coupon code per order, per customer.

shop avon deals coupons

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links which means I will earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you decide to purchase something featured here. This commission will be invested back into hertaintedlips.com as well as help me buy a cheap bottle of wine or some Starbucks. For more information please read our disclosure page.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Powered by MailChimp

Flashback Friday’s: Naps Are Necessary

flashback fridays hertaintedlips

This week was a bit of a blur. I was feeling a little under the weather – body aches, stuffy nose and itchy throat. I made sure I stayed hydrated by drinking a lot of water and consumed a lot of green tea with honey to sooth my throat (and make me feel better). I actually surprised myself because I was able to get a lot done in regards to blogging, my business and school work.

One thing I realized is that even when I am not feeling well I always end up trying to push through and get things done. This can cause burnout and keep me from feeling better faster as well. After last semesters repeated sick days I didn’t want to go that route again. Instead of trying to push through – I napped. Whenever I really just felt like my body was saying “relax” – I listened. I laid down and took a nap for however long my body felt it needed to rest. Upon waking I felt refreshed (as much as I could feel while still feeling like crap) and was able to get back to getting things done.

I always laugh at how children get older they fight having to take a nap and as adults get older we fight it too but for a different reason. We fight it because we think that we need to be doing something – anything really – other than taking a nap. We don’t want to feel judged. We don’t want people to think we are a bad or irresponsible person. But deep down, even though we are fighting it, we actually crave being able to just relax and nap it out.

But Rose, naps are for babies. WRONG. Naps are mutherfrackin necessary. I give you permission to take a nap (or several) when you feel the need to do so – of course if you do it at work I am not responsible for what might happen. But if you are at home and just feel the need to lay it down for a bit – do it. I promise, you will wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face whatever is next.

You might enjoy:
How To Boost Your Immune System (Right Before Cold Season Strikes)
Information about napping from the National Sleep Foundation

My wins for the week:
I’m happy to announce that I made it to 1,000 followers on Pinterest! That made my day! Also, in my Avon business I got my first recruit to mentor – I am super excited to help them get their Avon business started. Another thing I was happy about is that we got a 23/25 on our group project and we are nearly done with the draft and presentation for our final project so we will be able to submit it for review and editing in more than enough time to edit it if the professor sees anything he feels we need to change. So even though I wasn’t physically feeling too good – I was in a good mood most of the the week. YAY!

I hope that you had a wonderful week. Let me know what you think about naps. Do you think naps are necessary?

HostGator Mystery Sale. 55%-65% OFF Hosting. Effective 9/19-9/23

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links which means I will earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you decide to purchase something featured here. This commission will be invested back into hertaintedlips.com as well as help me buy a cheap bottle of wine or some Starbucks. For more information please read our disclosure page.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Powered by MailChimp

Flashback Friday’s: What I’m Loving This Week

Normally my Flashback Friday’s posts are personal – I talk about work, school, blogging and family. I thought I would switch it up this week and share some of my favorite things from this week. So thank you for stopping by and take a look below to find out what has been bringing me joy. Especially since you have heard me complain about Mercury Retrograde and life two Friday’s in a row.
**This post contains affiliate links**

flashback fridays hertaintedlips

Flashback Fridays – What I’m Loving This Week


Beauty & Makeup

NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Toy-Toy Cloaks like a lipstick. Glides like a gloss. Confident color. Covetable comfort.Find out more about NARS Velvet Lip Glide

I am loving the NARS Velvet Lip Glide and want every color but Toy-Toy is by far my favorite color. They are only available until October so make sure you pick up your favorites before they sell out. I am also loving NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Unspeakable – perfect color for fall!

Fashion & Style

The interwebs have been abuzz with NYFW (New York Fashion Week) updates – everywhere that I turned online there were updates to check out. One thing I was super excited about were the plus size models that walked in Christian Siriano’s show along with the launch of his collaboration with Lane Bryant.


I was excited to find out that Sarah Jessica Parker has launched her Italian-made collection SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker which includes shoes, boots, flats, handbags and more. I really loved the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Women’s Bobbie Dress Sandal featured in the above image.

Check out previous Flashback Friday’s Posts

Flashback Fridays – More Things I’m Loving This Week


Blogging & Business
As I have been working on new content for the blog I have also been going back and updating old posts when I have time as well. As a blogger I realize that sometimes readers end up at old posts and it is important to keep all posts as updated and/or create a new post that talks about the update – things change, my thoughts change, I learn new things and even though a post may be “old” I would still like it to be as transparent and “current” as it can be.

While going through some of my favorite blogs I came across Katie’s post about How to Update Old Content and it was a nice reminder to go through some posts this week when I had time. I was able to update some older posts and while doing that I was inspired to start working on some other content as well.

I have slowly became addicted to webinars and podcasts. Though I have listened to many different ones there are only a handful that a religiously follow and take notes on. I usually don’t get to listen until the weekend so I usually binge through a couple at a time. The most recent one that I really enjoyed was Myleik Teele’s one titled “How I QUIT My Job! A Chat with Courtney Sanders of ThinkandGrowChick.com” These are two of my favorite women when it comes to business and growing a brand so I was super excited to hear that Myleik was having Courtney Sanders on there. If you are building a brand, are interested in turning that side hustle to a business and leaving that 9 to 5 – listen to this and when you have time listen to their podcasts + visit their websites.
Myleik’s Website: www.mytaughtyou.com
Myleik’s Podcast: Myleik Teele’s Podcast
Courtney’s Website: www.thinkandgrowchick.com
Courtney’s Podcast: Think and Grow Chick Podcast

Music & Entertainment

Macy Gray released a new album last week and I am loving what I have heard so far. Her beautifully distinctive raspy voice always gives me good vibes and I somehow ended up on youtube to listen to her singing Christmas songs!! (I loooooove Christmas music by the way)


If you loved Stranger Things on Netflix as much as I did – I’m sure you also enjoyed the soundtrack. Get your fix of 80’s vibes with the Stranger Things – The Complete Fantasy Playlist (Various Artists). You can also pre-order the Stranger Things Soundtrack via Amazon here: Stranger Things Soundtrack Vol. 1 and Stranger Things Soundtrack Vol. 2 (which I just had to add to my Amazon wishlist.)


Speaking of Amazon, I am only now really taking advantage of all the great Amazon Prime Student benefits which aside from the great deals and cool shipping options includes exclusive movie, music and Kindle book options. According to AmazonAs a Prime member, you get unlimited access to over a million songs and hundreds of custom-built playlists for FREE.

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial


I have been enjoying the available playlists and making my own as well – you can even add music from your own computer. Not only can I stream music at no additional cost there are so many movies and shows that I can stream as well. If you have an Amazon Prime account (or don’t have one at all) and are a student I would highly recommend signing up for a Amazon Prime Student account – so many great benefits and it costs less than the normal Amazon Prime account! Amazon Student is the way to go!

Join Prime Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students

Sitewide-15dollars640x480

Thank you again for stopping by! I hope that you had a wonderful week and enjoy your weekend. Let me know in the comments what you have been loving lately!

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links which means I will earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you decide to purchase something featured here. This commission will be invested back into hertaintedlips.com as well as help me buy a cheap bottle of wine or some Starbucks. For more information please read our disclosure page.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Powered by MailChimp

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer Review

Are you tired of of your skin looking tired? Well I sure am. What this means is I am always on the lookout for great products that will take my skin to another level. My skin has aged fairly well, however, there are still problems that I have which I know I can work on if I choose the right products. Here is another product that I have added to my skincare routine that I am loving right now.

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

valentia pure glow brightening moisturizer
I was given a bottle of Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer from lovely people at Valentia in exchange for an honest review. All comments are my own. This review is Powered by BrandBacker

From the brand: Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is a lightweight fast absorbing cream that illuminates skin while providing all-day hydration.

According to Valentia their Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer will:
– Lighten dark spots
– Restore skin radiance
– Even skin tone
– Diminish fine lines
– Provide all-day hydration

Why I wanted to try Valentia‘s Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer:
– I have dark spots in certain areas of my face
– I want my skin to look more radiant and less dull
– I have some fine lines on my face (crows feet and smile lines)

Key Ingredients in Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer:
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid: Floods skin with moisture, supports skin elasticity, and plumps skin from within.
Kojic Acid: Controls melanin production and prevents dark spots.
Safflower Oil: Repairs skin’s natural moisture barrier and provide superior skin protection.
Shea Butter: Infuses skin with a myriad of vitamins and nutrients for superior skin hydration and nourishment.
Ginseng: Boosts skin firming collagen, fights wrinkles, and gives the skin a brighter and more energized look.

What I loved about Valentia‘s Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer:
– The scent was pleasant without being overwhelming. Some products tend to have a very strong scent and can even make me feel ill. The Pure Glow Moisturizer had a very nice scent to it.
– It absorbed quickly. I am a busy woman and sometimes I have to rush through my skincare routine. The easier something gets absorbed into my skin the easier it makes it sometimes.
– My skin felt amazing. The first time using it my skin felt super soft and supple. No yucky residue and I just wanted to touch my face. lol
– Dark patches faded. I can really see some of the dark patches on my face fading.
– Fine lines around my mouth evened out a bit. I have had smile lines for awhile and this moisturizer smoothed them out.

Overall I really enjoyed being able to try Valentia’s Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer. I was a little worried because I prefer lotions over moisturizers, however, the product was light and not too heavy for everyday use. I do feel that my skin looked less dull and brighter than normal after several uses. It also sat well under my makeup which was a big bonus.

Of course, with all skincare products what works for me may not work for you but I hope that you enjoyed this review about this particular product. Valentia has several other products that may work well with you and your skincare needs as well.

Make sure to visit Valentia at the following places:

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links which means I will earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you decide to purchase something featured here. This commission will be invested back into hertaintedlips.com as well as help me buy a cheap bottle of wine or some Starbucks. For more information please read our disclosure page.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Powered by MailChimp

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial