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.
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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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Share the Luv with Luv Michael’s Originola Granola

This post is a review of Luv Michael’s Originola Granola. I was given a free sample of their granola in exchange for my honest review. All comments are my own.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me post about enjoying some Originola Granola from Luv Michael. I initially was just going to try a couple bites but I ended up eating nearly half the package because it was good – I write more about that below.

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Luv Michael’s Mission
Luv Michael’s mission is to provide meaningful vocational training for the autistic population and to produce exceptional gluten-free and natural products.

Luv Michael educates, trains and employs individuals with autism. Every bag of Luv Michael Originola Granola is hand mixed in small batches and packed with LUV by individuals with autism.

Luv That!
Most of you know I am doing a double concentration in Psychology and Sociology and I am always excited about people and companies that are doing good for others. Especially when it comes to people that may be disabled, disadvantaged and so on. I love that Luv Michael gives opportunities to the Autistic Community. It really is a beautiful thing.

Back to the granola…

Let me just tell you that this granola was the most delicious granola that I have ever had in my life – and trust me – I have tried a lot of granola. I love granola. I eat it plain, I eat it mixed in yogurt, I eat it with milk and so on. This granola was goooooooooood.

I tried Luv Michael’s Originola Granola dry and straight out of the package. It was crunchy – but chewy, full of flavor and just sweet enough to make me feel like I was indulging on a sweet treat. I loved the cranberries and raisins mixed with the oats and the lovely hint of maple and vanilla. I almost forgot I was eating granola and thought I was eating a cookie.

I would buy this granola by the pounds and give it away as gifts to friends and family members as well. That is how much I enjoyed this granola. If you love granola like I love granola I promise you that you will not only enjoy it – you will come back for more again and again.

For more information about the company, their mission and their delicious granola visit www.luvmichael.com

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Avon Coupon Codes & Deals – September 2016

Welcome to September! Here are the current Avon coupon codes and deals for this month. I have included dates if available. Some exclusions apply so please be sure to check out my Avon eStore for more information on specific deals.

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Avon Coupon Codes


One Time Use
20% off your online purchase of $50 or more.
Use code: WELCOME

September 10-17 Avon Customer Appreciation Week
FREE mark. All Bundled Up 3-piece bath and body set with any $45+ order
Use code: BUNDLE
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September 12
15% off any $50+ order
Use code: DAY1

September 13
FREE Customer Faves Bundle with any $60+ order.
Use code: DAY2
Bundle includes:

  • Avon Kisses Beauty Bag with So Very Sofía sample vial
  • Anew Ultimate Refresh trial size
  • Anew Power Serum premium trial size
  • Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
  • Glimmerstick Eye Liner
  • Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Hand Cream
  • Skin So Soft Original Shower

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September 14
FREE shipping with any $25+ order
Use Code: DAY3

September 15
FREE Newspaper Tote with Avon Senses Comforting Fig 4-piece set with any $45+ order
Use Code: DAY4
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.

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September 16
Flash Sale
40% off select products
No code needed

September 20-21
Prep for fall with a free makeup 5-piece set with your order of $45 or more!
Use code: MAUVE

September 22-23
Celebrate the arrival of fall with free shipping on your order of $25 or more!
Use code: FALL25

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Flashback Friday’s: No More Adulting Please

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Thank you for stopping by for another Flashback Friday’s. I hope that you had a wonderful week and that this new month is treating you well. As you can see by the title of this post – I am a bit over this whole adulting thing please. Is there any way that I can return to sender somehow? HALP.

As I mentioned last week, Mercury Retrograde has already started playing with me. Even though I joke (a little) about how things seem to get turned upside down during this time – it ain’t a joke. Nope. Nope. Nope. Continue reading for more reasons why I want adulting to end.

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This is a new semester for me – only a couple of weeks in and I feel like everything that could go wrong *gulps* is going wrong. Nothing too crazy to do with actual homework, studying and so on has really happened since last week.The issue is that my financial aid appeal process is taking longer than usual and I was having some problems with getting the textbooks I needed as well. Most of these issues should smooth over within the next week, however, the waiting and anticipation is driving me banana’s. I just have to take deep breaths in and out and remember that everything is working out in divine timing.

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Aside from school “issues” I had a major freak out during the week. Since last weekend my phone charger has been acting wonky – it wasn’t charging as fast as usual and eventually I noticed the cord was a little wobbly. No problem. I have an extra cord.

Unfortunately I forgot to switch it out, my phone died overnight and I ended up being late to work. I have been using the alarms on my phone for awhile now (ever since my actual alarm broke) but been meaning to purchase a new alarm clock “just in case.” Well guess who went out and purchased a new alarm clock that very same day.

Side note: allergy pills make me very drowsy so I didn’t naturally wake up until way later than usual. o.O

So those are just a few of the not so fun things that happened during this week of adulting. Can someone please take this adulting thing back? I don’t think I was prepared lol.

I have been meditating a lot lately so that I stay grounded because it seems like every little thing has been bothering me lately. I hope that the weeks ahead are going to be more positive and that things really do work out better. Now I am off to work on our research project for school. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Labor Day Weekend Deals

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Happy Labor Day Weekend folks. If you are enjoying a longer weekend – I hope you find something wonderful to do instead of having to work. If you have to work – I hope you have an enjoyable experience. Either way, I hope that this is a great weekend for all of you.

I am lucky enough to have Labor Day off so I will probably be spending time with family and friends – maybe a beach day. There are some hurricane and tropical storm warnings out here in Hawaii so we just have to go where the weather guides us. Wish me luck!

Aside from extra days off one of the other great things about Labor Day is all the great sales and deals available! If you’re like me – you want to avoid the mall if possible so online shopping in your pajamas is the way to go. I went ahead and found some of my favorite deals to share with all of you so take a look below for more information.

Join Ebates for Cash Back

Before you go any further I want to recommend that you sign up for Ebates. Why? Because makes shopping online so much fun because you never know what kind of savings you will get. They offer coupons and cash back at so many different websites that you are bound to find a deal at many of your favorite online stores that you normally wouldn’t even know about.

So before you shop online again – sign up for a FREE Ebates account. A lot of stores are having double cash back offers for Labor Day so make sure you check out that section as well. You can search the website for cash back offers and special coupons. I always find at least 10 different places I planned on shopping at that are offering cash back!

If you are a Chrome user like myself you can also install the Ebates Chrome Browser Extension. I love the extension because once you install it and start shopping online it will alert you if there is a cash back offer or coupon available. Super easy to use and activate during your shopping trip.

So stop what you are doing, open another tab in your browser, create an Ebates account and come back to shopping these deals.

Online Labor Day Sales & Coupon Codes

Beauty, Makeup and Skin Care
NARS 3 Piece Gift Hertaintedlips
Receive a complimentary 3-pc gift, plus free shipping with $50 purchase! Gift includes: Mini Orgasm Blush, Mini Audacious Mascara, and Mini Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Via Veneto. Use code NARSTRIO at checkout. Ends September 30th.

$10 off Massages & Facials

Fashion & Accessories

Even more Labor Day Deals

Education & Business

For Bloggers & Techies

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Get $10 off $50 at domino.com using code STYLE10

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How are you spending your Labor Day? Let me know in the comments.

Don’t forget to sign up for a FREE Ebates account to earn cash back when you shop online.

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