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Beauty, Fitness

Best Deal: Hum Nutrition Supplements and Savings

I have horrible nails and thin hair, and it’s not uncommon for me to be taking biotin to help strengthen my hair and nails. But lately I’ve felt like I can’t find anything that works really as strongly as I’d like. Letting myself go lately has certainly added to that. So while I was on a mission to get myself back on track, I stumbled upon a company called Hum Nutrition Supplements.

I instantly fell in love. It’s probably from all the colorful labels, maybe from the fact that it was interactive to start with, or perhaps just the fact that their mission statement spoke to me:

“Hum’s mission is simple: to become the best beauty nutrition business in the world. We achieve this by connecting you with a free personal nutritionist, who will review your information to create your free personal profile and products that are rooted in science. Depending on your needs, our nutritionists suggest micro nutrients that help you support your health & beauty goals. All this happens online and to make your life easier, we ship personalized vitamins, minerals and botanicals right to your doorstep.  “

They’re high quality supplement, yes. Free shipping over $50, ummm, yup. Personalized order. Thank you! Gluten Free and GMO Free, great! But the BEST part, was saving money. I got $30 worth of supplements for just $8 AND that included my shipping. So I’m really not complaining when I say I now have 3 months of high quality supplements for less than 1 bottle!

HOW TO SAVE ON HUM NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTS:

  • Take the Quiz: Click “Get Started.” You’ll get a code (HUM10) to save $10 on your order after finishing the quiz AND get a personalized suggestion list emailed to you the next day.
  • Use my code FDDB5 to save another $10 on your order.
  • THEN, make sure you have three items in your cart and you’ll save 25% on your whole order!
  • If you spend over $50, you’ll also get free shipping.

So for me, I purchased three of Hum’s Killer Nails biotin supplements ($10 each). Three meant 25% off, so $30 went to 22.50. Then I used code HUM10 for an additional $10 off (we’re down to $12.50), and then another code (use code FDDB5) for an additional $10 off ($2.50!!!). Adding shipping in because I wasn’t over $50, brought my total to $8.45.

I can’t even get one bottle at Walgreens for that price. Each bottle has 30 capsules (a 1 month supply), so I got THREE months for $8.45.

Feel free to share the savings, try them out, and let me know what you think!

 

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Beauty

Obsessed About: Balm Stain | Review

It’s kind of out of character for me to write a beauty review lately, being that I’ve basically let myself go. In the last six months, I have barely put on makeup. I throw my hair into a pony tail. And I throw on leggings or jeans at any opportunity instead of dresses and skirts.

It’s kind of depressing. It was even more evident how sad I’ve started looking when I was flipping through old pictures on my phone and TimeHop. What happened? I used to get up and do my hair every day. I would do my makeup. I would put on cute clothes that were slightly uncomfortable because I looked adorable in them.

So the other morning I dusted my dreary self off and dove head first into my makeup bag and came up looking half decent. I even did the unthinkable, I put on lip color.

Now to a normal person, that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I’ve thrived on the fact that people have seen me with nothing on my lips and told me they “love that color.” Yes, I’m not kidding you. So when I do buy lip color, I always go for something crazy, and I NEVER wear it. Which is how I found a stick of Revlon ColorBurst  Balm Stain in my bag.

It’s called Cherish Devotion, is hot pink, and I’m in LOVE. Seriously, no joke. I always have trouble with lip sticks looking funny on me and getting clumpy or making me look super fake. Sure, I’m probably just too hard on myself, but after putting on this balm stain (which comes in a solid stick), I’ve become obsessed. I want to wear it all the time. And I’m for sure going to be getting it in other colors.

It lasts all day, too. I’m not one to touch up all day long, so come 4 p.m. when I finally looked myself in the mirror, I was so surprised that the color was still there. I had snacked all day, drank out of my water bottle and it was still there. Yes, some had come off onto my straw, but I still looked just as good as when I put it on that morning. So win for me: one-of-the-worlds-laziest-makeup-ladies.

 

Beauty

Inside My Makeup Bag | Novice Tutorial Video

Full disclosure, I am not good with makeup. I know how to use it…. mostly. But I’ve always just purchased random pieces of makeup I think I need and have gone from there.

I do not know how to contour my face (I pretend). And I’ve never done a successful smokey eye (I always end up looking like I just got into a fight with a stranger down a back alley). So, when my makeup guru friend Jocelyn found out I’d been faking make up all this time, she made me come over to her house and bring my makeup bag (ok, bags). Surely, she would be able to find some rhyme or reason in my makeup bag.

I’m slightly embarrassed. I mean my bronzer and one of my blushes are broken into just powder. And bless Jocelyn’s heart, she actually took the time to try to make my makeup bag work for a quick makeup tutorial. If you didn’t think I could be more of a mess, just watch the video.

Oh yeah, and my hair is black now. Boom! Take that fall. I have black hair now!

 

Beauty, Health

How To Smell Like Coffee & Get Smooth Skin

How To Smell Like Coffee And Other Ways To Get Smooth Skin

I smell like coffee. Like I just poured an entire pot of coffee on myself. And to be honest, I kind of like it. Also, my skin feels like silk.

Turns out that there’s this huge trend of using coffee scrubs to make your skin smooth and to reduce cellulite. And while I really love all the fancy companies selling this, I couldn’t help to think I could make it myself. Meaning cheaper. Plus, it’s not like the ingredients are fancy.

Allegedly, coffee grounds on the skin (well, really the caffeine in the coffee) draws out the excess moisture from the skin, basically tightening everything up. And it also acts as an exfoliate. Add a little sea salt and your coffee scrub is doing double the duty.

So I thought about it. Every morning I make a cup of coffee in my Keurig with my reusable filter, so that means I have grounds I need to get rid of. And I have sea salt, in one of those fancy sea salt grinders.  So tonight, I made a little blend of my used coffee grounds (better to reduce than throw out) and some sea salt and went for it. Try this one and let me know what you think. I’m going to test new versions soon to see what else works.

My Coffee Scrub Mix

Sea salt, 1/2 tablespoon
Remaining grounds from a morning’s coffee (I used my Dunkin Donuts Jelly Donut
coffee, a little less than 1/4 cup)

Blend sea salt and coffee. Get into your shower and get your skin damp and turn off the water. Rub coffee mixture onto your skin, rubbing it into the skin, on your legs, belly, wherever you wanna be smooth. It will feel super weird at first. You can use it on your face, but be careful not to get it into your eyes. Let yourself dry for about 5 minutes, so basically awkwardly stand in your tub with coffee grounds on your body. Rinse.

Now a good rule of thumb is to use mesh or something to stop the coffee grounds from going down the drain. Good luck. I was not as successful as I had hoped.