Sunday, September 25, 2016

Update

Hey guys!

I wanted to come on here really quick and give you a little update. I've been trying to update those who follow me on Snapchat (eringoerke) as much as possible, but I also understand that not everyone is on there. Some of you know, some may not, I suffer from Complex Complicated Migraine with Aura (mimics a stroke followed by an intense migraine) and I've recently been doing an extensive amount of tests for increased aura and a "blind spot" I've developed in my vision that we're not sure where it's coming from. I had a medical eye exam, which came back great. I passed all of the vision tests and all of the images of my eyes were perfect. But, that made things even a little more scary as we then knew that the vision loss was a result coming from within my brain. Today, I had an MRI on my brain, with and without contrast and I'm hoping to get those results back very soon. I have a great team of doctors & I'm very optimistic about this whole situation, really hoping it's just some glitch and nothing more. So, ya, this is why I've been M.I.A. on top of this move we're in the middle of. To say the least, things have been crazy around here! I'm so sorry and I promise to be back to posting regularly as soon as possible! Thank you all so much for standing with me and understanding all of this! You are THE best! 

So much love,
Erin 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Beauty Tip!

One of the most common questions I get asked is what do I recommend for fine lines and wrinkles without having to go see a doctor. I have found the biggest difference when using the Clarisonic. If I'm out of town and forgot to pack my Clarisonic, by the time I get home I truly notice a difference in my skin. My skin begins to look and more dull while fine lines start to appear. 

*No, this is not a sponsored post, nor did Clarisonic send me anything. This is my honest opinion and observation. You don't even have to purchase the Clarisonic brand as there are other less expensive brands out there that mimic this product. I can't tell you if they are as good of quality though because I have never personally tried them but I would guess that they work similarly. 

Here are two of my all time favorite Clarisonics that I have personally purchased and highly recommend. 

Clarisonic Mia Fit Skin Cleansing System (FAVORITE) 

Clarisonic Mia Facial Sonic Cleansing System 

Note- both of these come with cleansers that I actually really love!  & of course, you can also use your personal favorite cleanser and/or exfoliator as well. 

Let me know if you've tried these and agree! :)




Thursday, September 1, 2016

Empties!

Hello my loves!! So sorry I've been a little MIA as I've been on vacation with my fiancĂ© since his race series finished a couple weeks back. We started in Toronto, Canada after his last race and finished off back in San Diego, close to home, with our pups. We also recently found out that we will be moving back across country to Florida as that is where his team will be based out of for the next two years! I still don't know how I feel about leaving SoCal buuut that's another story- AHH! So ya, things have been hectic around here which is why I've been quiet on the blog and social media BUT that's no excuse so I'm so sorry and will get back to blogging as usual starting now =) Also, I've had a few people emailing me asking where I am- if you don't hear from me here make sure to check my Instagram - www.instagram.com/erin_coakley or Snapchat - eringoerke to make sure I'm still kickin' =P

Anyways! Now to the fun stuff you came here for ;)...


Empties 


Jason Calming Lavender Body Wash- If you're looking for a great natural body wash that isn't foamy, this is a great one. I go back and forth with body washes but usually like foamy ones so I don't always reach for this one but when I'm in the mood for a silky body wash, this is a great one and I love the smell of this lavender version. 

Bath and Body Works Stress Relief Body Wash & Foam Bath-  This is my fav for bubble baths. I love the scent of this stuff and it is truly relaxing as it's supposed to be. Bubble baths are the absolute best after a stressful day. Scratch that-> Bubble baths are the best every damn day. 

ANDALOU Naturals Creamy Cleanser- I really like this brand and love this cleanser. I truly notice a difference in my skin when I use any of their cleansers, especially when it comes to dark spots. Highly recommend. 

Beauty Blender Cleanser Solid- Okay, if you own a beauty blender, this is a MUST HAVE. Nothing, and I mean nothing, will clean your beauty blenders better than this. I have tried many many other ways but always go back to this guy. They knew what they were doing here.

Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser- THIS. I'm sure a lot of you have heard about this baby but if you haven't- let me tell you, girl! This might just be my favorite face wash of all time. You seriously can't go wrong with this stuff regardless of what your skin type is and the price is bomb. It seriously never lets me down every single time I go back to it. LOVE IT.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Instagram Giveaway - Molly's Suds

Hello my loves!

I'm hosting an amazing giveaway with Molly's Suds on my Instagram where we will be giving away 70 Loads Laundry Powder & a bottle of their All Sport! Don't miss out!

My Instagram - www.instagram.com/erin_coakley



Good luck!! :)


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Hot/Not



Jason Soothing Aloe Moisturizing Creme. THIS! I have loved this product all summer, especially after days in the sun. It has a thicker texture, similar to a body butter and it is just so luxurious. The Aloe is so soothing and my skin is just obsessed. This stuff is awesome. HOT

Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil. Okay, I wasn't even able to finish this cleansing oil because I simply did not find myself loving it and if something is not natural and I'm not really enjoying it I toss if after only a few uses. Now if something is all natural, I will give it a few extra chances hoping it will grow on me but for this product, that was not the case. I will be passing it along to a friend. NOT.

Burts Bees Radiance Body Lotion. I really loved this lotion (it's empty). It's light, while being very hydrating and on top of it, it has the prettiest shimmer that leaves your skins looking gorgeous! I always receive complements when I'm wearing this lotion. A little goes a long way and it's priced really well. This is a really great product that I enjoy year-round & I will 100% be repurchasing it. HOT.

Arcona "Triad" Toner Pads. Obsessed. I go through these things like crazy. Like, I will use 5 a day because I just love them so much. They smell amazing, feel amazing, making my skin glow, while leaving it refreshed and hydrated. Ugh, I could just go on and on, raving about these pads. They come in different size packages  too so you can try them out without committing to the largest amount, but you'll end up going back and purchasing it any-who so you might as well get the largest size- HAHA! HOT. Really HOT

Mario Badescu Facial Spray. w| aloe, herb, and rosewater, this is a well-known toner that many, many people love and I'm one of those people :). It's inexpensive, clean, mess-free and leaves my skin feeling and looking refreshed! As you can see, I've finished off this bottle and will definitely be repurchasing a new one. HOT.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Dr. Bronner's Haul

It's safe to say that I'm completely obsessed with Dr. Bronner's products! Dr. Bronner's products are all ethically sourced, fair trade. They sell body care, oral care, food (coconut oil) and cleaning products. I have been purchasing their products for a very long time and have yet to be disappointed.

Pictured are the products that I will be reviewing for you:


Cinnamon All-One Toothpaste. This tasty toothpaste is fluoride free, vegan and cruelty free with no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or sweeteners. It leaves my mouth feeling so fresh and clean! & if you like cinnamon, this you will love. This toothpaste is non-gmo verified

Peppermint Organic Lip Balm. Love. Lip balm is my fav and this one definitely does the job! It is made with organic beeswax which provide a protective barrier to the elements with no synthetic ingredients. Organic jojoba, avocado and hemp oils are also in this lip balm helping bring in that extra moister. It has a minty scent to it but it doesn't have any type of burning sensation on the lips. Did I mention this lip balm is certified organic?! Gimme. 

Patchouli Lime Organic Lotion. This organic hand and body lotion is my new-found favorite. It is a light weight lotion but is SO incredibly moisturizing and luxurious! It has a very spa-like quality feel to it while remaining affordable. I am very picky about my lotions because of the fact that I rubbing it all over my body meaning a decent amount of product it's entering my bloodstream. This one is legit. I'm completely obsessed. 

Tea Tree Pure-Castile Liquid Soap. Ok, this 18-1 soap is unreal. This soap is good for just about any cleaning task. You can use this soap on your face, body, hair, food, dishes, laundry, mopping, pets, the list is endless! It also smells delish. This soap is available is 6 different sizes so if you are looking to test it out before committing to it you can start by trying out the 2oz bottle at only $3.19. It is also made with certified organic and fair trade ingredients while being cruelty free and vegan! 

You can check out these and all of Dr. Bronner's other products on www.drbronner.com 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Press-On Nails!?!

Press-on nails?! I didn't even know these were still around until one of my gfs snapped a picture of her nails that looked absolutely flawless and she told me they were press-ons!! She then told me the specific brand that she always uses and loves so I immediately went onto google and found them on walmart.com for $4.97 and purchased 3 sets. I also found them HERE on amazon. Since this was new to me that people even still used these I figured this could be a helpful post for others as well. 





They are inexpensive and super easy to use. If you are anything like me, almost every time I get my nails done at the salon, I find something wrong with them. They are either crooked or too sharp in a certain spot or too long/short or something. With these, you know what you're going to get and they're great quality (for 24 hours). Now, when I tested these out, I made sure I wasn't rough on them at all, so don't put them on and go do some gardening LOL. I lost my first nail about 27 hours after applying them. I simply bumped it on the couch and it popped right off. Once that one popped off, I slid my remaining nails under the other ones that were still intact and they came off very easily. My gf said she has the same issue with how quickly the nail glue loses its stick and is going to try gorilla glue one of these days, HAHA!






My final thoughts...
If you have a specific event or date where you're wanting a nice french set of nails, I think these are perfect. Often, we have an event coming up and we think, "I have to get my nails done for this" but its only for one day. $40-60 for a full set of pink and whites at the salon vs. less than $5 for these press-on nails is something to think about. 



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