Friday Five 6/24/16

Happy Friday All! Who is looking forward to the weekend? This girl right here is. I have not done a Friday five in awhile so I thought I should. Below I have reviewed five products that I love and think that you need in you life. Hope you enjoy.

1. Function of Beauty


Personalized hair care is here. A company called Function of Beauty specializes in shampoo and conditioner that is specially made for your texture of hair. I am surprised no one thought of this sooner. Basically you go to their website (found here), and you build your own hair profile. You add your hair type (straight, wavy, curly, etc.), hair structure (fine, medium, coarse), and then the amount of moisture your scalp and hair regularly maintain (dry, normal, oily). The hair profile will also ask you questions about your hair goals. For example, since I have naturally curly and coarse hair, my goals are to hydrate, deep condition, to have more curl definition, and strengthen my hair. There is a list of items to choose from. After you have stated your goals you then create your formula name, and pick the colors and scent of your products. My formula name is Function of Alli. Through their website you can also chat with a hair chemist if you are unsure of hair type and texture.

Function of Beauty came up with a great concept that is guaranteed to work with your specific hair type. All their products are free of parabens, sulfates, GMOs, phthalates, and trialclosan. Their products are affordable and ship free of charge in the USA. I tried my personalized formula and my hair loved it. The shampoo gently cleansed without stripping the extra oils from my hair and the conditioner add the extra moisture I need to combat dryness that leads to breakage.

Scarf  is from Hat Attack. Find it here. Similar scarfs here and here.

Function of Alli c/o Function of Beauty.

2. Pūr~lisse Skincare

I have tried multiple skincare products. Many of them are just ok. They do their job, but aren’t specular. One skincare line that I have been using lately that I really like is Pūr-lisse, which is inspired by Asian wisdom.  Find their website here. Their products are made with Blue Lotus; which is a powerful antioxidant known for its inflammatory benefits; White Tea, Lupine Peptides, Soy Protein,  and Seasilk. Pur~lisse protects against aging skin, so less fine lines and wrinkle. They do not use parabens,  petrochemicals,  synthetic color or chemicals, GMOs, or sulfates and phthalates. So their products are not harsh on you skin and work to create a smooth healthy complexion. Pur~lisse’s products are high quality and have healing properties for skin that needs a little extra tlc.  Don’t just take my word for it try their products out for yourself (here). Some of my favorite Pur~lisse products I have tried are: Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer , BB Cream, and Lip Nourisher. They also have some great mask the  Blue Lotus- White Tea Mask and Blue Lotus- Seaweed mask (find them here).

Skincare products c/o Pūr~Lisse

3. Headbands for Hope

I always love a good headband. But one with a purpose is even better. Headbands of Hope is a company that brings joy to children with cancer. For every item purchased they give one headband to a child with cancer. Since April 2012 Headbands of Hope has donated headbands to every Children’s Hospital in the United States. They also donate 10% of their sales during their flash weeks to a charity that specializes in research to help end childhood cancer. They are are great company and they make some pretty awesome headbands. Check out their website here
Headband c/o Headbands of Hope

4. Lebice Ice Pops 

Summer, Summer, Summer time! Who doesn’t love a good popsicle on a hot summer day? Even better who wouldn’t love to make their own popsicles? Especially when you can put whatever you want in it. Well you can do that with Lebice Popsicle Molds (found here). These things are great. They come with 6 popsicle containers, 6 reusable sticks, a funnel for filtering your liquid for little or no mess, and brush for easy clean up. It is super easy to use and basically fail proof. Also making your own can be way more healthy and cost effective.
Take your favorite fruit, along with your favorite liquid concoction to make an awesome popsicle. You can puree the fruit if you like a smooth consistency or leave it whole. Add all the contents in the popsicle mold and place it in the freezer. For the best results allow it to freeze over night. When the molds have set long enough to fully freeze you have a popsicle. To enjoy this easy and somewhat healthy treat you have to remove it from the mold by running hot water over the plastic for about 20-30 seconds and it pops right out. The hardest part is to decide what to put in it.
At you next adult party trying making your favorite fruity mixed drink into a popsicle. You guest will love this. 
Find my bracelet here, watch here, and nail color here.
Popsicle molds c/o Lebice
5. Moscow Mule Mug

It is Friday and what is on my mind is a Moscow Mule, but only if it is in a fancy dented copper mug.  This mug (found here) is from Kitchen Lifestyle, and can be used for a number of drinks. Since it is made from 100% copper it keeps your drink cold for a long period of time. It is the perfect portion size for any any drink and easy to hold because it has a large handle. The copper mug is great for summer cocktails on the patio or by the pool, and one of the best parts is that it is super easy to clean. Since I am from Kentucky I am partial to a Kentucky Mule. So switch the vodka to bourbon and you have yourself a Kentucky Mule. Find some of my other favorite mugs here and here.

Mug c/o of Kitchen Lifestyles.

The Friday Five 4/8/16

Happy Friday! Who is ready for the weekend? I sure am. After weeks of traveling I am excited to actually be at home for the weekend for once so I can catch up and get organized. I have some great products for the Friday Five. Check them out below.

Looking for a great summer short? I am loving these Simplicity Elastic Drawstring Summer Shorts (found here). They are stylish and fashionable but will not break the budget. The fit is perfect and accents curves at all the right places. High quality fabric that can be dressed up or down depending on your shoes and top. Comes in a variety of colors. I am thinking of ordering another pair. They are probably going to be my favorite shorts of the summer. Some other shorts I love for the summer are here and here
If you are a girly girl, I have the shorts for you. These Simplicity Floral Lace Shorts (found here) are very dainty and airy. Great for the hot summer. The fit is good. Many patterns to choose from so you can definitely find ones you like. Since they are very girly, they are great for date night or time out with the girls. Dress them up with some heels and a cute blouse. Definitely worth the price because they are not a budget buster. Other picks for girly shorts can be found here and here.
I am always looking for new workout clothes. So these Simplicity Women’s Gym Yoga Shorts (found here) are great. They fit true to size with no bunching and are very comfortable. Good for working out and everyday wear, like running errands. They come in multiple colors so you are sure to find ones you like. Would definitely recommend them and I would order more. Other activewear shorts that I love are these and these
If you are like me than you are always look for great fitting leggings. I found the ones for you. These Simplicity Seamless Capri Leggings (found here) are the ones you are looking for. Us girls are always searching for a good fit that stays up all day. Well these are it. No more pulling them up when you get up to walk around and no sagging in the middle. They come in many different colors to fit your style needs. Great for everyday wear, plus they are not see through like many leggings. Some other leggings that I love can be found here and here
A piece of jewelry that you need to add to your collection is this Benevolence LA Water Droplet Necklace (found here). This necklace is a stunner and literally can go with any outfit. It is simple and will accent your outfits perfectly. Not only is it fashionable but it is a necklace with a cause. A percent of each necklace purchased  goes to fund clean sustainable water systems in Africa. I always love to support a great cause and to get a beautiful necklace for doing so is well worth it. Check out the rest of Benevolence LA’s story here.

Shop my Friday Five and many other accessories below. Hope you enjoy!


Leggings and shorts c/o PDS Online
Water Droplet Necklace c/o Benevolence LA  

Friday Five 3/25

If you follow my blog you know that I am a big fan of Valentia Skin Care products. I have many of their products for women, which I will link below. Since I love them I wanted my boyfriend to try their Men’s line of skin care.

There scrub for men (which can be found here), let me just say it smells amazing. He has been using it for the past couple days and he said he really likes it. He has not used too many scrubs but would definitely incorporate this into his daily routine because it doe not really take up anymore time then what he was already doing. This scrub removes dead skin cells, deep cleans pores, and  removes excess dirt and oils. It also helps prevent irritation from shaving, such as razor bumps and ingrown hairs. It is formulated with coconut oils to help hydrate skin and establish the skins natural antimicrobial barrier leaving the skin smooth, nourished and more firm. The Valentia scrub help fade acne scars and reduce clogged pores. I might steal this back from my boyfriend and use it myself.

Some of Valentia Skincare for Women favorites are here, here and here.
Exfoliating Scrub for me c/o Valentia
Everyone can use a good pair of headphones now of days. Whether it is for music streaming, hands free calling or to cancel out noise on an airplane. Many of these headsets can get pretty pricey. Yes they do great things, but spending hundreds of dollars on a pair isn’t in the some peoples budget. Well I have a perfect pair for you. The Ausdom M05 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones (found here, expensive ones here). These headphones can be used both wired and wireless. They are well under $100 so they do not brake the bank.  The headphones have a super soft ear cushion that provides long lasting comfort, 20 hours of battery usage, 40 mm speaker drivers for clear listening. The ear cups rotate for easy storage and transport. They also come with a storage bag. These headphones are definitely a great alternative to the more expensive ones and I have really enjoyed mine. 
Headphone c/o Ausdom 
In a world where everyone is aware of our fitness, health and weight sports gadgets are a dime a dozen. Many can be very expensive. If you do not have a excess budget to spend on fitness accessories I have the one for you. The Aposon Sport Watch, (found here, similar here and here). It is affordable and does what you need it to do without all the extras. It provides accurate time keeping with a stop watch.  It is waterproof for your water sport activities. It has an alarm, calendar (with date, week, and month). It is shock resistant that is suitable for outdoor and indoor sporting activities. If you are looking for a simple sports watch, this is the one for you. It comes in multiple colors,  has a LED back light to see information clearly, and sleek enough to wear as a everyday watch.
Sports watch c/o of Apsoson  

I’m a bracelet girl. I love to have a great jewelry stack. They can add so much to your outfit to dress it up. This bracelet is from Allison Cole Jewelry (website here). She has some great designs that are handmade nautically inspired rope bracelets. It is a unique and different look to add to your collection. Check her out Use code: ALLISON for 20% off. Similar bracelet here and here. Follow her on Instagram here.
Who is a watch girl? I am! There are some many beautiful watches that can add a little flare to you jewelry stack. If you like to change them up often to go with different outfit, that can get a little expensive. So I have the solution to that. These two particular watches are from a company called Wristology (website here) (similar watches here and here). They have affordable watches, with many styles and colors to choose from. The watches are high quality with crystal faces for women. All Wristolgy watches are under  $50. They have everything from super chunky boyfriend watches for women to pretty dainty watches when you want to feel very girly. I love my Wristology watches and get compliments on them all the time. Wristology is offering my readers 20% off when you use code: AA20, plus there is free shipping off any watch. If you get one come back and tell me which is your favorite.