Favorite Things

Check-in on New Years Goals

With the half way point of the year upon us, I wanted to revisit the goals I set for myself. I have really tried to hold myself accountable to these.  Smalls steps to big goals is what I have in the back of my mind!

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So where do a stand?

1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. This is a constant reminder.  I still am very hot headed and get worked up easily but I am working on giving myself a few seconds to breath before reacting so brashly.

2. Be a better listener. Another thing I CONSTANTLY have to remind myself.  But I am proud to say I have really noticed it becoming more of a habit.

3. Blog once a week. I am so proud to say I have kept up with this so far! I am really working hard on outlining my blog/social media calendar so I am more organized!

4. Practice yoga once a week. I have really struggled with this one.  I am working out more consistently but yoga has only been happening every other week.  I definitely am going to start doing it more.  I found some really great Tone it up online yoga videos the other day actually!

5. Travel to a new place. I am headed to Nashville, TN for a bachelorette party in July! Any recommendations of what we should see/do?!

6. Learn a new skill. I don’t know if it is a *new* skill but for the first time I am actually actively running and cutting my pace.  I can run on the treadmill at a 7 which I have NEVER been able to do before!

7. Volunteer more. I have stepped up to be event chair for the Jingle Bell Run 2017! Contact me if you want to make your own team, or join mine here! Even if you can’t be there in person you can “Jingle in your Jammies” from home AND you get the awesome event t-shirt or make a donation!

Overall, I am proud of myself for working to reach my goals! Just have a few areas to work on but like the quote above sometimes it isn’t about the final goal it is about the journey to get there!

What are were your 2017 Resolutions/Goals? How are you accomplishing them?

 

XOXOX Gabbing Ginger

Beauty, blouse, Entertainment, Re-Blogs, target

Light Pallet

I am loving the light clothing with pops of color right now.  I’ve partnered up again with Tiger Lily- Stillwater and their jewelry and paired all of it with items from Target.

OOTD

Jeans

Dark Tan Shoe

Light Tan Shoe

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Dress

ALL Jewelry- Tiger Lily

Make sure to check out Tiger Lily on social media:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

Beauty, Cosmetics, skin care

My first VLOG: Unboxing my #voxbox

Y’all I kept a New Years Resolution and have tried a VLOG.  This is so hard to do! I gave it my best and tried to not say “um” but I *um* did.

If you haven’t heard of Influenster.com you should check them out! Fill out reviews (and read them when you want to try new products) and connect your social media account, take surveys and if you are a good fit you get free samples!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

Beauty, Entertainment, Family, Friends, sephora

GLAMGLOW review

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I have been eyeing GLAMGLOW for awhile now and I was a lucky gal at Christmas and my husband ventured to Sephora and got it for me!  He was smart and got me a variety set.  Without further ado:

This set included:

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THIRSTYMUD: A great moisturizer that feels amazing.  It does have a slight sunscreen smell to me but nothing overwhelming.  I like putting it on at night and letting it absorb.  You can also put on and rinse like a mask! supermud

SUPERMUD– When they say tingle they MEAN tingle and by tingle it is almost like a slight burning sensation.  Not painful or anything it actually felt good just not the tingle I expected.  It doesn’t tingle for long either and after that just a tightening sensation.  There are some pieces of green tea leaves so don’t let that weird you out.  It feels very good and afterwards I defiantly could see my face looking a little brighter. youthmud

YOUTH MUD:  This is a great general mud mask that really helps clean the skin and doesn’t make your skin feel super tight! I am also having a slight breakout and it seems to help when I use it as a spot treatment; especially since it doesn’t tingle or tighten. My pores seem smaller and my skin seems refreshed!

Overall, I think these are GREAT masks.  Since I have combination skin I enjoy them all depending on my mood and what my skin is needing.  I think also as the weather changes it will be great to be able to have a variety. Others might enjoy trying a combo set out before diving into to just one! Great investment and even though the jars I have are small a little goes a LONG way!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

**Photos via Sephora.com

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Sleek Sofa Set

This New Year I am challenging myself to try new things. After some research and information I found modani.com to do a piece on their furniture.  When I glanced at the site I was so excited to get started.  I have so much love for different styles and since my house is more of a country chic I thought this modern styling would be fun.

I am in no way trained to style I just like to put fun pieces together that catch my eye.  So here is what I came up with!

RoomDecor

I started with the sofa from their modern sofas collection and loved the clean lines.  From there I picked pieces that went with the silver and white or the sofa  I knew I wanted some color so I went with that through the throw pillows. My two favorite pieces I incorporated was the coat hanger (looks a little like antlers to me so I LOVE that) and the suitcase stackables to double as storage and a side table! I also like the silver cushion chest as a side ottoman for storage and extra seating!

They have so many fun choices that a really easy to intermix to customize to your style. This space really seems inviting and I would love to have friends over to hang out and drink wine in it!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Favorite Things: Handwriting Gift

Happy New Year!  Since it is a new year I wanted to start a new series. In this new series I want to outline favorite products of mine new and old!

Since it is the New Year I am starting with something new.  I have wanted this product for while and finally sat down to purchase one for both my brother and myself for Christmas.

I have to start by saying I think sometimes God sends signs in such funny ways and you can’t help but smile. After my mom passed away I had seen the idea of handwriting gifts.  Luckily, I had some things she had written now I just needed to find someone to do it.  In came google and what do you know the first site that came up was Lauren Nicole Gifts. For those of you who don’t know me personally my name is Lauren Nicole.  I know my mom MUST have been smiling down when I was searching.  So I found this great company and sent my order in.

It was super easy and turn around was great! They do all kinds of great gifts (keychains and jewlery) with handwriting on it! You can even shrink baby footprints and they can etch it in!

Here is what I got!

Mom

PS The packaging was SUPER cute but of course I forgot to take a picture.

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

 

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Product Review: Valentia Even Glow Skin Serum

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Disclosure: I received this product free in agreement to review the product.

Here are some specs:

  • SUPERIOR INGREDIENTS INCLUDE: Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Green Tea Extract, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, and Resistem (Plant Stem Cells). All ingredients chosen for their anti-aging properties and ability to enhance Vitamin C efficiacy on your face and skin.
  • EVENS SKIN TONE | INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE: Vanquish dark spots and revitalize your skin with this new generation Vitamin C serum along with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.
  • LUXURIOUS SMELL + ALL DAY HYDRATION – Experience the most addictive Vitamin C Serum on the market today. Non-Watery texture allows for greater coverage with less serum, deeply penetrating and reducing pores by locking in moisture.
  • REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Special ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, reducing wrinkles leaving skin clearer and younger.
  • BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Oil and a foundation of 20% Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your face… LIFETIME GUARANTEE- Try our Even Glow Serum Today – RISK FREE

This serum has been amazing so far! It smells great and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or sticky! It is great on my oily and dry skin and has really brightened it.  I am acne prone so it took a few days for my skin to adjust but it has and the serum has really improved the look of the scars on my face! So much so that sometimes I just touch up any trouble spots and go… no BB cream or foundation!

I put the serum on at night after my evening face wash routine.  I wake up in the morning to a glow on my face and it is hydrated and fresh.

I am still using this product and I plan to purchase it again once it runs out!

 

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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OOTD: Ciao

 

 

With Autumn officially beginning I have a slew of outfits to show you over the next few weeks! If you follow my Instagram you saw I have I hit it big when I went to the outlets in San Marcos.  The sweater from that trip was the base of this outfit and I built from there!

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Black Bootie Wedge: Target

Yellow Jeans: Old: [Similar]

Black Blazer: Ann Taylor

Sweater: CURRENT Banana Republic Factory (no online store): [Similar]

Necklace: Old: [Similar]

Are you excited to add new pieces to your wardrobe?