My New Favorite Accessory

Hey friends! I have a new favorite accessory and I had to share it with you! Can you guess by looking at this close up picture?

My New Favorite Accessory

It’s contact lenses!! I’m soooo excited! I had tried them before but I could never wear them. I recently went to a new eye doctor, Dr. Jeff Klosterman, so if you live anywhere close, I highly recommend him.

I don’t know about you but after turning 40 my eye sight started getting bad. I’m farsighted but I was having trouble seeing at a distance too. I had to wear my glasses all the time if I wanted to see. Ugh!

The contacts I had tried before would help me see at a distance but I still needed reading glasses. I didn’t like that.

Dr. Klosterman had multifocal contacts which helps you see up close and at a distance. He felt sure he could get me wearing contacts.

My New Favorite Accessory

He has a large selection of different brands but felt Air Optix would be a good fit for me. He put me in the first pair and said we’d start with them. He compared it to riding a bike with training wheels. If I liked them we’d move up to the next pair.

I loved them! But the next week, we tweaked my prescription just a little and now they’re even better! I don’t have to wear glasses at all.

I can see my iphone (I can’t believe it!) and I can see at a distance. No more saying, “Hold on let me put my glasses on so I can read that.”

I put my contacts in first thing in the morning and they’re the last thing I take out at night. I couldn’t be happier!!

So if you are looking for a great eye doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Jeff Klosterman. He has a beautiful new office located at 125 Collin Drive, Harrodsburg, Ky., and you can tell him I sent you! (Office #859-734-2020)

My New Favorite Accessory
Do you wear glasses? Have you tried contacts?

Have a blessed day!

***I was given contacts and contact solution for writing this post but all opinions are my own.

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Tree Hut SPF Cream & Scrub Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tree Hut for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Today, I’m going to review two awesome products from Tree Hut that will help you get your skin ready for summer fashion.

The Tree Hut products are Fig & Olive Detoxifying Mediterranean salt scrub and Raspberry Macadamia Daily Defense Cream and make sure you read to the bottom to enter the giveaway.

Tree Hut SPF Cream & Scrub Giveaway

The first product I’ve been using is the Fig & Olive Detoxifying Mediterranean salt scrub. Oh my goodness, it smells so good!

Tree Hut SPF Cream & Scrub Giveaway

I love a good exfoliator, and Tree Hut’s Fig & Olive Detoxifying Mediterranean salt scrub is fantastic.

The ingredients include:

  • Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti­aging, promotes elasticity
  • Mediterranean Sea Salt: high percentage of magnesium, sulfates, and potassium that help treat dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
  • Activated Charcoal: removes toxins and impurities

It also contains all sorts of natural oils (like avocado, safflower seed, evening primrose, and macadamia seed oils, to name a few) to nourish and moisturize your skin.

I use this salt scrub all over my body to help it feel smooth. It helps my skin look it’s best!

The next product I use after I shower is Raspberry Macadamia Daily Defense CreamIt’s a body lotion with SPF.

Tree Hut SPF Cream & Scrub Giveaway

I can’t tell you how much I love the smell and feel of this one–the scent is absolutely delicious, and it feels so nice on my skin.

It contains SPF 20 to protect you from the sun (and really, we should be thinking about sun protection for the whole body, not just the face and neck).

The ingredients include:

  •  Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti­aging, promotes elasticity
  •  Aloe: skin healing
  •  Raspberry Seed Oil: skin repairing and conditioning
  •  Macadamia Seed oil: excellent skin moisturizer and protector, High in essential fatty acids for dry skin and scarring, effective antioxidant

I love how soft and smooth my skin has felt after using this regularly (especially combined with the salt scrub!), and love the security of knowing I’m using a product with SPF to keep me safe.

Both of these products are:

  •  Paraben Free and No Formaldehyde donors
  •  Made in the USA

The best part, they can both be purchased at ULTA beauty. Yay!

Now for the giveaway!! 

One lucky winner will receive both the Tree Hut SPF lotion and Salt Scrub in the giveaway below.

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Have you ever tried any Tree Hut products? What did you think about them?

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Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

I was asked to try the Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths and give my opinion. They’re cooling cloths that help refresh and invigorate skin in an instant.

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

1. What are Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths?

They’re the first ever in the United States on-the-go cooling cloths. They have a PowderSilk technology imported exclusively from Japan.

They instantly cool on contact and leave skin feeling refreshed with translucent, superfine powder so skin stays smooth and comfortable with no sticky residue.

These cooling cooling cloths are perfect for instant cooling on the back of the neck and décolleté or an all-over refresh.

Whether you’re on the go, running errands, working outside or running on a treadmill these cooling cloths are the perfect “reset” to your busy day.

2. What I Love About Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths.

I love them for my hot flashes! I keep a pack in my purse and in my home office. When I feel a hot flash coming on, I use a cooling cloth and it definitely helps.

After I work out, I use one to feel refreshed.

I’ve also put a pack in my car so when I’m out this summer running errands, I can use a cooling cloth. They’re so convenient!

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths are available in three light revitalizing scents: Enliven (fresh spring scent), Invigorate (soft clean scent) and Restore (light powder scent). My favorite scent is Restore.

I’m not someone who profusely sweats but I know some women do have that problem, these are going to be a huge help! The results showed:

  • 100% felt instantly refreshed
  • They felt three time cooler in just one wipe
  • The cloths instantly remove sweat to freshen and revive
3. Where can you find Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths?

In the deodorant aisle in grocery stores, mass retailers and drugstores. But they’ve been so popular, they’re selling out in many locations and are now being sold on eBay.

Have you seen these cooling cloths? Do you think you would try them?

Beauty For the Heart~~Not only do our bodies need physical refreshment but they also need spiritual refreshment. Spend some time today alone with the Lord, reading scripture and praying. You’ll experience His peace and joy which is the best kind of refreshment.

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Jeremiah 31:25

Have a blessed day!

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Ban via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Ban or Momtrends.

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Golden Tote Clothing Review

I’m excited to share something new with you today! For those of you who have been hesitant to try Stitch Fix, this might be a fun alternative, it’s called Golden Tote.

What is a Golden Tote? Golden Tote is a fun way to shop! It’s the ultimate “Surprise Grab Bag” filled with clothing and accessories for women.

Golden Tote Clothing Review

Golden Tote works with carefully selected fashion brands. They curate an eclectic assortment of treasures and package them all up in a custom tote bag for one amazing price.

Think of them as your personal shoppers, stylists, and designers that are scoring you some major fashion finds for an incredible price.

Here’s how it works:

The first Monday of each month they launch TWO sales. One priced at $49, the other at $149. You can log in to your account pick one item (the $49 tote) or two items (the $149 tote).

But, it doesn’t end there – after filling out a customized style profile about your likes, dislikes, shape, and size – they HAND PICK 1-2 or 3-5 more items to go in your tote that matches your preferences.

Golden Tote Clothing Review

Doesn’t that sound awesome? I’ll be honest I was a little skeptical at first. Would I like it? But I was pleasantly surprised! I loved everything they sent me.

I picked the $149 tote and picked these two items from their boutique. I didn’t get a picture of me wearing them but these are the items. I thought the long dress would be great for vacation.

golden tote

Now for the fun part, I got these five shirts as a surprise!

This striped top-love it!

striped top

This has a bohemian feel and I wouldn’t have picked this out if I were shopping, but I really like it.

boho top

This is a casual lace shirt and they also sent me the black tank underneath it. I like both of these items!

black lace

They also sent me this tank top. I will be wearing this a lot this summer!

Golden Tote Clothing Review

The back of the tank top looks like this, I love the detail.

tank top, back

Overall, I loved the entire Golden Tote Bag. The items are unique and not anything I’ve seen anyone else wearing.

So what do you think? Do you want to give Golden Tote a try? Go here to log in and check out their FAQ page for more information.

Beauty For the Heart~~Who is Jesus? He is enduringly strong. He is entirely sincere. He is eternally steadfast. He is immortally gracious. He is impartially merciful. He is the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizons of the globe. He is God’s Son. He is the sinner’s Savior. -Anne Graham Lotz

Have a blessed day!

**I was given a golden tote to write a review on my blog. All opinions are my own.

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you! 

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Blogging Concentrated For Advanced Bloggers

Blogging Concentrated For Advanced Bloggers

Several of you asked if I would share about the blogging conference I attended in Cincinnati last weekend. It was actually more of a one day workshop.

At most of the blogging conferences I’ve attended, we’ve networked with brands, taken lots of pictures and of course learned a little about blogging.

I love those conferences but they’re usually for a broader range of bloggers. If that makes sense!

Blogging Concentrated is not that kind of conference. It’s for bloggers who have traffic to their websites, have been blogging for a while, are making a little money but are ready to take the next steps.

Blogging Concentrated is geared to advanced level bloggers who know there are things they could be doing better, faster, cheaper, and smarter.

Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Anatomy of a Perfect Post
  • Ebook Strategy: Pricing, Empire building, and where
  • The Vital Connection Between Brands and your Audience
  • Advanced Keyword Research
  • How to build a revenue stream, then grow it through measurement
  • Google +, Google Authorship, Rich Snippets and Publisher Rules
  • How to use a Blogging Network / Matrix
  • How to hire a VA: The Strategy Behind Paying for it
  • Master Facebook Open Graph to get more visibility
  • What can you learn about your site from Pinterest
  • YouTube Social Marketing Structure to drive traffic
  • Which 20% of our efforts are creating 80% of our revenue
  • Using Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools to increase revenue
  • Strategy Behind: Categories, Tags, Pages, Posts, Descriptions and Permalink Structure

Here are a couple of pictures that were taken. This is our group in Cincinnati.

Blogging Concentrated For Advanced Bloggers

This is my sister and I talking with Dan Morris. He is one of the leaders of Blogging Concentrated.

Blogging Concentrated For Advanced Bloggers

This is the spring 2014 schedule. They limit the group to about 35 people and they are filling up quickly! It’s small and hands on.

Blogging Concentrated Schedule

If you’re an advanced blogger, I would highly recommend this one day blogging workshop. I learned some valuable tools that I can implement to my blog/business.

Have you ever heard of Blogging Concentrated?

Have a blessed day!

***I have referral links in this post. Thank you for using it!! :-)

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Beauty Box 5 Review-December 2013

Beauty Box 5  is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. It’s one of the cheapest beauty subscription boxes – only $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. ($12 for a monthly subscription and $10 for a 3 month subscription.)

Beauty Box 5 Review-December 2013

Each month you receive 4-5 full size and sample size beauty products. Beauty Box 5 ships to the US and Canada.

So here’s my review of the December 2013 Beauty Box 5.

Each box comes with a card detailing the products, and most brands include exclusive coupon codes for Beauty Box 5 subscribers.

Beauty Box 5 Review-December 2013

Here are the products I received this month.

Beauty Box 5 Review-December 2013

  • NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Palette - Full size! Value $6. This is a pretty palette with just a touch of shimmer. I will definitely use the brown color.
  • Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion - 2 oz Value $1. I’ll be popping this in my purse. My hands need moisturizing!
  • Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer -  .5 oz Value $1. I’m sure this is good but I’ll probably give it to my daughter to use. I need anti-aging moisturizers. :-)
  • OFRA Cosmetics Lipgloss Plumper in Sultry - Full size! Value $12.95. This is a little dark for me.
  • Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother - Full Size! Value 4.99. This I can use and I can’t wait to try it.

Overall, this was another good box! I will use most of the products. The value was $25.90. Not bad for the monthly price.

Beauty For the Heart~~This is going to be a busy week! Christmas is here and I still have a lot to get done. Gifts to buy and wrap. Food to prepare and parties to attend.

Although I’m busy. I want to prepare my heart for the true celebration~~Jesus’ birth. Take some time today to read Luke 2:1-20. Let’s not forget what’s most important!

Have a blessed day! 

**I receive a free monthly subscription for my honest opinions.

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