25 Ways to Wear a Scarf [Video]

It’s almost summer and the weather is getting hot. This means the air at work is near artic tempratures. Unfortunately, it hard to figure out how to dress. Do I dress for the hot temps outside, or for the FREEZING temps inside? Normally, I take a cardigan or blazer with me. Another solution is to add scarves to my outfits. I have several and I’m always looking for creative ways to wear/tie them. So, as you can imagine, I was excited to find this video, on YouTube. Because I thought it was cool, I decided to share it with you all. Happy viewing!
 

 

What time is it? It’s #jordwatch time.

April wasn’t a good month for me, watch wise. First, I lost a watch; then my favorite, everyday watch broke. I was without a watch for two weeks. Just too busy with work and home to go out and buy another.

I know that in the age of smart phones a watch isn’t necessary for some people. But, for me it’s very necessary – probably out of habit since smart phones weren’t always around. Needless to say, I was lost for those couple of weeks.

But, don’t fret, my pets! It seems that the Watch Gods were looking out for me. I was contacted by to good folks at JORD to review one of their lovely wood watches. Yep, you read that right… a wood watch.

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For so long, watches were a functional thing for me. As I got older, they became accessories – a part of my daily outfit choices. Then, I moved on to just having a couple of really nice watches – one for “fancy” occasions and one for everyday wear.

The JORD wood watches are so beautiful and the Ely Timepiece in Natural Green & Maple I chose goes with just about every outfit I own. I can’t wait to pair it with all the spring fashions I have waiting in the wings for this Michigan weather to warm up.

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Also, if you’re looking for a really cool and unique Mother’s or Father’s Day present, a JORD watch is a great choice. I love mine and the hubs has been angling to get one, since mine arrived. And, don’t forget graduation season is coming up. JORD has so many different styles to choose from, you’re bound to find something your loved ones will love.

Women’s and Men’s JORD Wooden Watches

JORD is a locally-owned, St. Louis-based company and all of their watches are 100% natural. If you want to know more about JORD, check out their website, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Google+.

DISCLAIMER: I was provided the Ely Timepiece from JORD Watches, free of charge, for the purposes of review. As always, all opinions are my own.

A Pretty, Sparkly Jewelry Giveaway!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this pic of my super-pretty sparklies from TringBox Jewelry. TringBox Jewelry is a small, Michigan-based online and home fashion jewelry business that provides beautiful, contemporary jewelry items at affordable prices. Really affordable. All their items are priced just $15-30!

I love my ring and bracelet. The quality is wonderful, and they are so gorgeous! I’ve been getting compliments all week. If you’re in the market for some new jewelry, definitely check them out.

The Giveaway

The awesome ladies at TringBox are giving one of you lovely readers of The Mom with Moxie, a leather wrap bracelet! The bracelet is valued at $30, and the winner will be able to chose from the colors featured in the photo below.

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To find out more about TringBox Jewelry, check them out on the Web, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Natural Hair Care & Skin Products for Kids

CARA B. Naturally

 

The kid has inherited my sensitive skin. Not quite as dry as mine, but sensitive none-the-less.

As such, I’m always on the lookout for products that are hypoallergenic, natural, organic and smell good.

That’s why I was so happy to receive a box of goodies from CARA B. Naturally.

In my goody box, I received:

  • Shampoo/Body Wash: I love this. And, the kid did as well. Good smell and texture!
  • Leave-In Conditioner/Daily Moisturizer: I actually used this one myself. I’ve recently “gone natural,” and this product is an awesome addition to my hair care regimen.
  • Body Lotion: Great smell and super-thick. Really works on the kid’s (kind of) dry skin.
  • Moisturizing Hair Mist: Again,  I used this myself. Love!

CARA B. Naturally creates all-natural skin and hair care products for ethnically diverse children. Their products are “formulated to enhance the natural beauty of babies and children with varying skin types and hair textures, while avoiding the use of any synthetic chemicals that can harm delicate skin and hair.”

Made with only natural plant-based ingredients, their products are free of parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, artificial fragrances and preservatives.

To find out more about CARA B. Naturally, visit their website or find them on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Disclosure: I was provided products from CARA B. Naturally, free of charge, for the purposes of doing this review. As always, opinions stated are mine.

How to Pick Out Clothes for the Man in your Life

The hubs and I have been together for nearly 14 years, and I have yet to get the “buying him clothes” thing right.  And, if you’re anything like me, you could use all the help you can get in that department.

The following post is a guest post from Robert over at Stylepilot, a men’s fashion directory, displaying a large collection of mens clothing items from all the leading brands. It’s all about how to pick out clothes for the man in your life.

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Whether your partner has great taste in fashion or is in need of a wardrobe renovation, buying clothes for him can still be exceptionally difficult. We looked at the things you need to do in order to pick out great fashion gifts for your man, and take the stress away from shopping for him.

Discover His Style DNA

This sounds awfully complicated, but don’t worry, there is no need for you to be taking swabs of saliva from your partner’s mouth or trying to come up with a sneaky way of taking blood such as in the film Face/Off.

Instead of getting scientific, this process is relatively simple. Find yourself an online outfit building site which will ask you for various factors such as your partner’s height, build, and complexion, and be presented with the styles and fits that are great for him.

In a few clicks of a mouse, you will immediately be taking away any problems you have historically had when shopping for your man, and also be assured that the stylish garments you are buying him are 100% up his street. Your man’s style could not get any closer to being personalized unless he headed off to a tailor himself and had his clothes custom made.

What to Buy

When you get around to what you are actually going to buy, you simply need to think about your man’s need for clothes, and whether or not there is an upcoming occasion that you are looking to buy for.

If you are looking to make additions to his everyday wardrobe, then simple casual styling options such as check shirts, denim, and chinos are all great ideas. If you are buying him something functional for the winter then have your eye on a warm, weatherproof coat that will keep him dry and stylish throughout the harsher months.

Alternatively, you may wish to buy something for him to wear to work, perhaps a new suit or some stylish shirt and tie combinations, or other smart clothing for him to wear at seasonal parties. Christmas is on the way so a smart wardrobe will prove to be extra important in the months ahead!

Keeping it Simple

If you want to have the biggest impact with your fashion gift purchases, then it is always advisable to keep it simple. Do not try and carry out a complete overhaul of your man’s style – if he is already well dressed then buy him additional tasteful items that will build up his look and leave him looking smart and stylish at all times.

 

One Girl’s Journey to Becoming Fashionable

I always thought I was fashionable – until the hubster (not so many words) told me I dressed like a middle-aged woman. So, join me, on my journey to becoming fashionable and finding my own style – on my own terms (and a very limited budget).

So, here’s the question… What’s my style?

While I’m not sure, what exactly my style is, I know that I don’t want to look like everyone else. I used to think my style was more “classic” than anything. But, the more I think about it, the more I realize that my style is more eclectic, than that. I’m not sure what that means, but I’m sure going to figure it out!

Stay tuned!

 

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Michigan Mondays: Astute Artistry

This week’s Michigan Company featured on The Mom with Moxie, is Astute Artistry.

Astute Artistry is the place for all things make-up. And, according to their website, they are the first and only makeup training school in Michigan. They offer classes to women and men who either want to have a career in makeup, or those people who simply want to learn how to apply their own.

Company founder and CEO, Lisa Glickoff, is a licensed esthetician, make-up and special effects artist/educator, and teaches both traditional make-up application, as well as special effects.

In addition to the classes they offer, they also have a Make-up Training Superstore, which sells a wide variety of make-up and application tools.

To keep up with all Astute Artistry is doing; follow them on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube!

Michigan Mondays: FACE Skincare ~ Medical ~ Wellness

Hi guys, I’m back! I thought I’d kick off my return, with something new.

For those of you, who don’t know, I’m a life-long Michigander. And, while The Mom with Moxie, isn’t a “local blog,” I still like to give my hometown, a shout out, every now and then. Thus, my new feature, here at The Mom with MoxieMichigan Mondays – where I introduce my readers to something, purely Michigan related. Be it a person, company, event, etc.

For my inaugural Michigan Mondays post, I thought I’d tell you about this awesome medi-spa, a friend of mine told me about…FACE Skincare ~ Medical ~ Wellness.

After suffering from cystic acne as a teen, spa owner, Holly Casaroll has rebuilt her own skin, and dedicated the last 15 years to successfully providing innovative solutions to skin conditions.

As someone who suffers from dry skin and discoloration, caused by eczema, I’m often wary of getting anything done, to my face, but the company’s Wellness division, headed by Doug Cutler ND, allows clients to balance their health and beauty from within.

Holly has been featured on FOX, and her Celebrity treatments have been featured on E News, The Doctors, and Oprah, as well as her proprietary combinations have made her a force to be reckoned with in the field of beauty.

FACE Skincare ~ Medical ~ Wellness is located in Southfield, Michigan. Visit their site, today, to make an appointment!

 

Disclosure: This post, was sponsored by FACE Skincare ~ Medical ~ Wellness. To learn more about them, visit their Facebook & Twitter pages, and their blog.

BH Cosmetics: 88 Tropical Shimmer Palette [Review & Giveaway]

Sponsored by Tomoson.com 
 

Giveaway closed, and the winner is… comment # 18, Jennie Yuen! Congratulations, Jennie. I’ll be contacting you soon.

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A few months ago, I came across the YouTube page of Dulce Candy – a woman who uses social media to teach her followers all her beauty and fashion secrets. The particular video I stumbled across was a make-up tutorial, showing how to apply eye shadow (something that I kind of suck at). The make-up she used was a brand called BH Cosmetics.

Ever since I saw that video, I’d been drooling and obsessing over BH’s products. So, as you can imagine, I was stoked, when I was presented with the opportunity to review their 88 Tropical Shimmer Palette.

The year-round, summer-toned colors are just what the beauty doctor ordered, to warm up the chilly fall & winter days ahead. All the colors are gorgeous. From the breezy blues to sea glass greens… peony pinks to lilting lilacs… sand dune taupes to ocean-splashed grays – all the colors are so, so beautiful!

I really love the purples. So, of course that’s the color I tried out. Here are a few snaps of how it turned out:

(Please excuse the eyebrows.)

  

Now, on to the giveaway…

There are seven (7) ways to enter this giveaway (be sure to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry):

  1. Leave a comment, telling me which eye shadow is your favorite color.
  2. Follow me on Twitter: @BreeGlenn.
  3. Follow The Mom with Moxie on Twitter: @themomwithmoxie. 
  4. Like The Mom with Moxie on Facebook: The Mom with Moxie.
  5. Tweet about it: @BreeGlenn, from @themomwithmoxie, is giving way a 88 color eyeshadow pallette, from @bhcosmetics! Enter here >> http://bit.ly/uGV4sf!
  6. Like BH Cosmetics on Facebook
  7. Follow BH Cosmetics on Twitter.

GIVEAWAY ENDS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH, AT 10 P.M. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON AFTER.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Fashion Friday: The Party Dress Edition

So, all 10 of my party dress picks are from ModCloth.com. If you haven’t visited their site, head on over (after you’ve read my blog, of course :)).

And, bonus… they’re all under $50!

(In no particular order.)

Hit Single Dress

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Cover Charge Dress

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Tiled Dance Floor Dress

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Rooftop Samba Dress

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Got Tunnel Vision Dress

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You Are the Best Dress

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Midnight Sun Dress

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Outdoor Encore Dress

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Blue Sleek Dress

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Richly Royal Dress