Sunday, December 4, 2016

Period Relief

Ok, boys, men, gentlemen, dudes....just trust me that you won't care to read past this point. 




This one is for my ladies! 
Today's post is about making that special time of the month as easy as possible ;). And by special I mean horrible, annoying, inconvenient, and everything else that falls into those categories. So hopefully you can find something within this post that helps make that time be a little easier for ya ;). 

If you're anything like me, that "time of the month" is NEVER a walk in the park. Trust me, I've had it all. Heavy bleeding, 7 days, horrible horrible cramps, headaches, fatigue and everything else that comes with it. 

I've found great relief from doing all of these...


Liquid Iron w/ Vitamin C- LOVE this combination. The brand I use is called Flora Flora Floravital Iron plus Herbs (I never noticed how weird the name was HA). I actually have blood tests to prove how amazing this stuff is. I always purchase mine on Vitacost.com as they sell it at the best price. My periods have been so heavy in that past that they have caused me to be anemic so my OBGYN had me get on iron to bring me back to life and I started this specific combo, thanks to my fiancé's race doctor. I take the smallest sip every morning on an empty stomach along with a vitamin C chew tablet (can also find on Vitacost). I feel like a new person on this stuff; I no longer get that fatigue every month. This combination is seriously life changing! 

Ibuprofen- I should be a spokesperson for this stuff. This one is self-explanatory. My OBGYN actually informed me that not only does this stuff help reduce the cramping pain but it also helps lighten the "flow". How amazing is that?! Love.

Raspberry Tea- Helps regulate the menstrual cycle while reducing cramps. & tastes fabulous. They call this tea, "women's tea". You can pretty much find this stuff anywhere they sell tea. 

Diet- Reducing fat and increasing vegetables can ease the pain of menstrual cramps. 

Warm Epsom Salt Bath (followed by a shower)- Uhh, just thinking about the amazing relief this brings. This is my favorite brand simply because the smell alone brings relief. If you suffer from menstrual cramps, this is just a necessity. Followed by a shower for obvious reasons (think, hygiene). 

Heating Pad- This is another one for my girls who suffer from menstrual cramps. So much relief! 

Stretching- Sometimes, simple stretches can bring some relief. Here's a great article with my favorite relief positions http://www.intimina.com/blog/yoga-for-cramps/ .

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Health is the Greatest Wealth

Hey guys!

This post is a little different than my regular posts but it's way more important...

Health truly is the greatest wealth. 
Look at Kim K & Kanye right now. This includes mental health. Kim was held at gunpoint and robbed in her own room while Kanye is now suffering from a mental breakdown. These two are possibly the most famous couple in the world yet BOTH of them are suffering from mental HEALTH issues that are REAL. They "have it all", right?! Wrong. You have NOTHING without your health. 

How about Jaclyn Hill...
Possibly the most famous beauty guru in the world. Her husband recently suffered from a seizure that rocked their world in the worst way possible. To witness the one you love more than anything on the planet suffer is extremely traumatic and can really put things into perspective. None of this materialistic stuff really matters. None of these peoples comments or judgements towards us should effect OUR lives. 

I really started thinking deeply about this last night when I came across a video that Megan Zipperer posted announcing to the world that she was 25 years old with cancer and was just told she had 6 months to a year to live. As I was watching her videos and reading her posts, I fell in love with her! She was the most positive, sweet girl, with a beautiful family including her husband and three children. I immediately began rooting for her and thinking about what I could do for her and her family. Without ever looking at the dates these videos were posted, I soon came across a post that stated Megan had lost her battle with cancer the night before and is now at peace; my heart dropped. What was once 6 months to a year was cut down to less than 2 months. I was completely heartbroken for her and her family. Nothing, NOTHING, is more important than your health, because without your health, you have nothing. 
You can still donate to her family, if you'd like, here

"Health is the Greatest Wealth", is something that I've reminded myself every single day for a while now because of my fiancé's career. A single crash in this industry and everything can be taken away from you. We can be living the most fabulous life one second, and the next second have nothing. You can have everything you've ever dreamed of, but without your health you can't enjoy any of it. 

Whether it be your physical or mental health, please understand how important it truly is. No one's situation is too small. Take care of yourself! If you need help, reach out!! <3

I love you all so much and hope you're having an amazing (healthy) day!!!


*Note, I totally get that there are thousands of horrific experiences taking place every single day, I'm just hoping to help people realize that life is nothing without health, regardless of who you are. I hope you understand the point I'm trying to get across <3  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Beauty (and health) Tips!

I figured I'd start my first post back with some beauty tips because those are always super fun! Don't forget, I always love hearing what you guys want to see me post about, so feel free to send me a message with what you enjoy seeing the most    <3 

Sleep in the Cold- Or, now that it's cooling off outside, open up a window. There are many reasons as to why one should sleep in a cold room, but the "beauty" reason that I have for you today is that sleeping in temperatures between 60-68 degrees will allow your body to release more melatonin, one of our best anti-aging hormones. GimmE!!! Some health reasons as to why it's also important to sleep in a cold environment include, being able to fall asleep quicker while remaining asleep, burning more calories while decreasing your risk of certain metabolic diseases, and last but certainly not least, it's good for our "lady parts" down south ;)

Silk Pillowcase- Okay, this I love. If you've ever slept on a silk pillowcase, you already know what a difference this makes. It just feels so much better. And it truly is so much better for your skin as it helps your skin retain it's natural moisture. Wrinkles, be gone! & Bedhead? A silk pillowcase will also have your back if you have crazy morning hair. Trust me, once you go silk, anything else feels blah. This is my all time favorite brand of silk pillowcases I have yet to try. It's worth every dollar! Check out the reviews under it if ya don't believe me ;) Did I mention they also carry a Silk Eye Mask!! Heavenly! 

Massage Foam Roller- Super random lol but these things are the real deal. Whether you're into working out or not, I HIGHLY recommend using one. They are pretty inexpensive, so no excuses there. It is SO important to constantly continue improving your circulation to prevent and get rid of that unwanted cellulite while of course managing your overall health. Roll out those upper thighs every single day and I can promise you that you will see and feel a difference. These things are like magic when it comes to body soreness as well. I seriously don't know how I'd live without mine. Many studies show that this roller is the next best thing to a professional sports massage. This is the brand I use and I can't say anything negative about it. We've even cut some of ours up to make mini ones to travel with, HAHA! 

Hope you learned something new ;) Xo




Monday, November 14, 2016

I'M BACK

We've made it to Florida, y'all! ;)

Any advice on how to keep great makeup on in this humidity would be greatly appreciated, haha! Now, I'm originally from here but let me tell you, my body has clearly fully adapted to the dry weather in Cali because this is just brutal...and it's winter time! My makeup melts off and well my hair, that's another whole story. 
S. O. S.

For those who have been wondering how the MRI went, it went well! Whatever is causing the blind spot is nothing to be concerned about. The hemiplegic migraines will just be something I have to live with as there is simply no cure as of now. BUT, I'm forever thankful because it could always be much worse.

Back to the fun beauty and health posts!! So sorry I've been MIA but I can promise you my next post will officially be back to why you're all here in the first place. Thanks SO much for sticking with me during all of this. You guys are seriously THE best!

Xo

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 fiancé 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. 



<3

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must Have(s)


Okay, guys...I wasn't going to do a post on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but I just HAD to tell you guys about my favorite purchase that I grabbed during "early access" that is worth every dollar and you won't be able to find it at this price anywhere else after this sale! HERE is where I got mine. $66 off!!! Unreal. I have debated on getting a Clarisonic for some time now and when I saw this deal I knew it was time. This device has been getting my skin cleaner and smoother and brighter and all around better than anything else I have, possibly ever, tried. I am OBSESSED. If you don't want to take my word, go check out the reviews on this thing! Its compact size is just perfection as well. uhhh... LOVE. 




& while we're here and talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I should include that my favorite deodorant of all time that I'm constantly raving about is also on sale in a bundle HERE! You already know I stocked up ;).

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Snapchat Q&A

Thank you guys so much for all of your questions and all of the super sweet comments that came along with them! You all seriously made my day! If I'm ever having a bad day i'll just open my snaps again LOL. But seriously, I love you guys! & thank you!! I believe it's super important to get to know the blogger behind the screen so I really hope this makes us all closer :)

So, I wasn't sure if I should include each persons Snapchat name with their question and then decided not to for privacy reasons. Next time, I'll ask ahead of time incase anyone wants me to include their snapchat name on here along with their question :)

Here we gooo...

Do you only use "green" beauty products?
Great question! As you've probably noticed by now, I do like to gear my entire lifestyle around health as much as possible. With that being said, I prefer natural beauty products, although I do try and use all beauty products, "green" or not. If I find a beauty product that isn't "green", but I love it and it works amazing, I won't stop using it just because it's not the healthiest product for my skin or all natural. I believe we all need to live and enjoy life to the fullest and if that means putting a bad chemical on my skin every now and again that is making me feel and look pretty, that's what I'm going to do. We can't live our lives in a bubble, right? But, yes, I prefer natural beauty products and luckily there are a ton of great ones out there! :)

How old were you when you moved out of your parents house?
I was 18 years old when I moved out and went away to college. 

Will you marry me?
Yes.

What do you do for acne?
Fortunately, I wouldn't consider myself to have ever suffered from acne, but I have helped many people when it comes to their acne. Short answer- your diet. 
Long answer- you really have to find out what is triggering your acne and for most, it's in their diet. You really have to detox and clean out that gut. I've noticed that dairy has probably been the biggest trigger in those I've helped in the past but there are SOO many different foods that can trigger acne, so I recommend keeping a diary and any time to you experience a break out go back and look at what you ate. Focus on the type of acne you're getting and do a little google research on what my be triggering it. Also, focus on where you're developing the acne. Remember to always dry your face after washing it with a fresh, clean towel. Wash your bedding and pillow covers as much as possible. Don't touch your face. Unless you're apply or removing your makeup, fight that urge of any type of contact with your face. Let your skin breath as often as possible. Try to eliminate as much stress in your life as possible. One product that I've seen work wonders on many clients is the La Mer The Concentrate. You can go to that link and check out all of the amazing reviews and see if it sounds like something that may help you. There are also great reviews on Nordstrom's website. 
& for spots and breakouts, I defintily recommend Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. Simply, stick a q-tip down into the bottle and dab it onto your "spot". LOVE this stuff. I hope I was able to help you in some type of way with that long response <3

What college did you go to?
UCF. Go Knights ;)

What is your favorite TV show?
I love all of the Real Housewives shows on Bravo. I love Bravo in general lol. & I recently started Scandal and am now addicted to that as well. 

How many siblings do you have?
I have an old sister whom is almost 3 years old than me and then I have two step-siblings, one boy and one girl, whom are 15 & 13. My big sister is actually getting married next year and I'm oh so excited to be her maid of honor! 

Do you dye your hair?
No, I do not. I like my all around beauty routine and upkeep to take as little time as possible and back when I was getting my hair colored I wasted endless amounts of time sitting in that hairdressers chair. & my hair grows so ridiculously fast that my roots would look horrible within a few weeks. We as girls and women already have so much to keep up with when it comes to our hair, nails, makeup, shaving, outfits, etc. so if I can cut anything out or make something easier I'm all about it LOL. If I were to ever put color back in my hair I would definitely do it myself at home as it's so much less time consuming! 

What is your drink of choice?
Non alcoholic? Water! All day every day. Luckily, I truly enjoy the taste of water so it's very easy for me to drink a ton of it! 
Alcoholic? Red wine! Yesssssss, girl.

What is your favorite makeup brand?
Ok, this one is impossible for me to answer LOL! I'm sorry!! I wish I could but there are literally a ridiculous amount of brands out there right now that there is no way I could possibly choose one! I love way too many! 

How many pets do you have?
I have two doggies :) One maltese and one catahoula leopard dog who are my everything!

What is the meaning of life? 
Yes, this was a question LOL. & that my friend, I will leave up to you to figure out ;)

Do you wear contacts?
No, I do not. I would be so freaked out trying to put something in my eyeball hahah! If you wear contacts, you're a superhero and don't even know it ;)

Is blogging your job?
Yes, it is :) & I'm forever thankful I get to do something I love so much!


Whew! That was fun! I hope you guys feel as if you know me a little better after this Q&A :) Thanks again for your awesome questions and I hope you're weekend has been amazing! xo

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ways to Naturally Boost Serotonin

Serotonin is a chemical found in the body that can benefit us in various ways if we make sure we're getting the proper amount. 
Serotonin regulates your appetite, your body temperature, the tone of your blood vessels, while working and in hand with depression, your perception of pain, migraines and the health of the mucus membranes of your stomach and intestines. Note, one can get too much serotonin, so it is important to make sure you are monitoring your body while changing anything. For example, Serotonin Syndrome can happen when one is getting too much serotonin through medication which can be very dangerous or even fatal. People often look to serotonin to help them when they're feel down and/or depressed. When ones serotonin chemical balance is off, they may even look towards Western Medicine to boost their levels. Today, I'm going to tell you some different ways to naturally boost your serotonin levels in hopes to bettering your all around mood and lifestyle. <3



eliminate sugar. If you have intense sugar cravings this may be your body's way of trying to increase serotonin itself because eating sugar produces insulin which helps tryptophan into your brain (listen to your body). 
foods. Eggs, cheese, pineapple, tofu, salmon, chocolate, bananas, tomatoes, nuts & seeds, turkey & others boost serotonin levels. While serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter it's estimated that around 90% of the body's serotonin is made in the digestive track so we must take care of our guts! Avoid simple carbs and focus on the complex carbs. 
exercise. Get up & move!!
sunshine. Even if it's just 15 minutes a day.   
avoid caffeine. A lot of people don't like to hear this one, but caffeine suppresses serotonin. 
positivity. Eliminating stress can help drastically. Smile more. Did you know smiling alone boosts neurotransmitters, calming your nervous system and stabilizing your mood in the midst of everyday stressors. Surround yourself with happy, positive people. & if you have to be around someone you dislike at school or work, remember -You control your own thoughts. You have the choice to react any single way you choose to, in every single situation that happens to and around you. Change your thoughts, change your life!
vitamin b6. Take your vitamins!
omega 3. On top of getting your healthy fats through food, taking an omega-3 supplement also helps. This is one of my all time favorite vitamins to take as it has SO many great benefits. 
massage. Human touch triggers "feel good" sensations. & if you aren't in the position to get a massage, playing with a pet helps trigger these same feelings. 
meditation. Find your happy place! Just taking a moment to sit back and reminisce on happy times boosts serotonin levels in your brain. If you're having trouble bringing up those happy memories, call a friend or family member who can help you out. This will benefit both of you and will make your day all around better. :) 
sleep. Make sure you're getting the proper amount of sleep that your body requires. This one is HUGE!
chocolate. Woohoo! An exciting one! Yes, eating dark chocolate alone improves serotonin levels, partly because of resveratrol. Yum.

I really hope you've learned something from this post and you're able to live an all around happier lifestyle! Love you all!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Loli Beauty Giveaway Winner

& the winner is...


Rae    :)




Congratulations!! I hope you love your products as much as I do =) 
If you entered this giveaway but didn't win, don't you worry as I have more giveaways coming very soon!

Winner, please send me an email at ErinLCoakley@gmail.com leaving your mailing address so that I can forward your information to Loli.





Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Loli Beauty Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Loli Beauty Box is a subscription box company that delivers farm-fresh products including skin, hair body & bath blends right to your front door. I loved every single product in my box and they now want my readers to have the chance to try out one of their boxes for themselves! 

Below is an image of what I received in my Loli Beauty Box
It was so fun mixing these treatments and the results left me with glowing skin! This is a giveaway you don't want to miss out on! 

For more information, check them out on www.lolibeauty.com

Giveaway Rules:
 Go follow both Loli Beauty & myself on Instagram
Loli - loli.beauty Me- Erin_Coakley
(You must be following both of us)

& Simply leave a comment in the comments below letting us know why you would like to win this giveaway! It's that easy!!



*The winner's name will be announced Friday Morning (July 15th)! Make sure to check back if you choose to enter!
-The product will be shipped immediately to the winner's provided address-
The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen
This giveaway is brought to you courtesy of Loli Beauty
The product will be shipped by Loli Beauty



 To make things fair, the winner will be chosen by Random Picker. 

A Few Of My Favorite Things

All three of these products are absolute staples in my beauty routine. I have been using each of these for at least a year now so I'm 100% confident in my reviews on them. It's safe to say that I'm absolutely obsessed with each of these products. 



Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant- I cannot say enough good things about this deodorant! It smells AMAZING!!! I have never, ever smelled a deodorant that smells this good, ever. It doubles as a perfume; You could literally just put on this product and not even need to wear a perfume because it makes you smell-> That. Good. It is super long lasting and blends into your skin flawlessly. I have yet to find a deodorant that even compares to this. LOOOVE.

it Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream- This is a full coverage CC cream that I am absolutely obsessed with. I wear it any time I plan on getting sun on my face because of the 50 SPF (protect yo-self). I wear the shade "light" which matches my complexion like no other. It blends seamlessly and is long lasting. Ugh, theres just nothing bad to say about this product. Obsessed. it Cosmetics has this same product but in an illuminating version that I just ordered because I'm so in love with this product and anything illuminating is calling my name, hello! Let me know in the comments if any of you have tried the illuminating one and what you think about it because of course I can't just wait until it gets here.  

Oscar Blandi Hair Serum- Okay, if you want your hair to shine bright like a diamond, this is your stuff, gf. & I'm talkin' silky, goddess shine. I just apply the smallest amount to my fingers and put it all over the ends of my hair after the shower when my hair is still damp. This one bottle has lasted me forever and still hardly has a dent in it! Gimmie. 


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Currently Loving...

This Spring & Summer my face has been more dry than usual and I was in serious need of an intense moisturizing treatment so I began my hunt. I tested out a ton of different moisturizers and this product knocked them all out of the park, by far. This moisturizer is definitely on the pricy side but trust me when I say it's totally worth it. This creme has totally transformed my dry skin into glowing, radiant skin, leaving it without any dryness at all. I'm a huge advocate when it comes to taking care of your skin at all costs, so I can completely justify expensive skin care. Like, hello!... you only have one face that you have to live with your entire life. Take care of it!! I have now purchased more of La Mer's products to experiment with because if they're as good as this moisturizer, I need them in my skincare routine pronto. 



Thursday, June 16, 2016

innersense organic beauty

I have discovered another great organic and cruelty free hair care line and I couldn't be more excited! 

Pure Harmony Hairbath Shampoo- I love how clean and soft this shampoo leaves my hair. It also has an amazing smell to it that makes me want to stay in the shower forever!!

Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner- Another amazing smelling product as well as highly effective. It gets all of my tangles out and leave my hair so soft and smelling lovely!

Harmonic Healing Oil- Thhhhiiiisssss. You guys know I love my hair treatment oils and this has joined my loving pack. I love letting this product soak into my scalp before I wash my hair. I leave it in for at least an hour before washing my hair and it leaves my hair so soft and shiny. 

I Create Hold- I like to use a little bit of the product all over my hair when I plan on wearing a high pony and I want my hair to keep that hold and volume.

I Create Finish- This is a great natural spray to hold curls.

Check out these and the rest of their products at www.innersensebeauty.com

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Safe & Chic


Safe & Chic is my go-to destination for Eco Chic Cosmetics, Skin & Hair Care, all while being safe & effective AND they're paraben and cruelty free (so many ANDS)! 
They are basically the Sephora of the natural skin care and cosmetic community! 
Here, I'm wearing ILIA Lip Conditioner in "Shell Shock".

Here's the best part!! 
Safe & Chic is giving all of my viewers 10% off of their entire order with the code "Erin". 
Whhhhat?!!!
Note: I am not being compensated in any way for this, they are just doing this as a gift for you guys and I'm very grateful for that! 
I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend!
Love you, all <3


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hot or Not (mostly "nots")


Sorry I haven't posted in a week! We've been crazy busy over here getting ready for the Canadian Nantionals but now that the first race is done and everything is settled in, I'm ready to keep the posts coming! 
These are not only "Hot or Not" products but their also empties. I have completely finished all of these products so I'm able to give a full review on each. These are mostly "nots" which I don't try to shy away from on my blog. I want you guys to know the honest truth before going out and wasting your money on ridiculous products. Enjoy <3




Pro-Nu 24k Gold Mask. How many of you have seen or heard of these 24k Gold Face Masks going around?! When I saw these, they looked and sounded so fun and I knew I had to try them. These masks claim to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and sun damage, all while hydrating your skin. Nope. Lies. I've tried this specific "Gold Mask" 5 times now and every single time it has disappointed me. It literally has no benefit for my skin whatsoever and it's just messy while leaving my skin feeling gross and sticky with (not cute) gold flex all over it. I truly have no idea why these masks have good reviews online. Waste of money. I purchased mine on Amazon for $21.95 in a 5 pack. NOT.



Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. Love. This. Mask. If you've been looking for something to help with any dark spots you may have, look not further. This product is my go-to for any discoloration. Not only does it help with pigmentation issues but it also leaves my skin so soft and hydrated! Side note: don't let the packaging color throw you off, it's the same formula they just changed their packaging. HOT. 



Dior Dream Skin. Nope. Just because a product is made by a high-end brand does not mean it's good quality. This product did absolutely nothing for my skin. I has a skin-colored tint to it which basically just fools you into thinking it's leaving your skin looking better immediately while improving it within, when it's actually just masking it your skin issues. Don't let these type of products fool you. Oh, and it's $95...NOT.



Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask. I just LOVE this mask in the summer. It is perfect for after-sun use as it is so refreshing feeling. It has that aloe gel texture which feels amazing and leaves my skin feeling super hydrated. A little goes a long way which justifies the price on this product. HOT. 



Strivectin-TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream. Um, no. This was another one that did nothing that it claims it should. It's basically just a think moisturizing cream. Sure it gives your neck hydration but tightening? I think not. Again, for $95?! Mind blown. NOT. 



Friday, May 27, 2016

The Innate Life Giveaway Winners

& the winners are...


Queen Tori - Rose Hair Elixir  


Kristin Gottry - Scalp Treatment 





Congratulations, ladies!!! I hope you love your products as much as I do =) 
If you entered this giveaway but didn't win, don't you worry as I have more giveaways coming very soon!

Winners, please send me an email at ErinLCoakley@gmail.com leaving your mailing address so that I can forward your information to The Innate Life.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Innate Life Review & Giveaway (closed)


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 The Innate Life is a company that stands strong behind their natural hair products. So many beauty products are loaded with all types of nasty chemicals and toxins but not these products, my friends! They have sent me a Hair Elixir and Scalp Treatment to try out, review and host a giveaway for you guys to get the chance to try it out yourselves as well. 


(Above, I have taking a picture of the ingredients and directions of these two products.)  

I'll start by saying, these are some amazing prices on natural beauty products. Especially ones that are such great quality. I'm very impressed! 
The Rose Hair Elixir has multiple noted uses but my personal favorite way to use it is the scalp treatment. As you may know, I'm obsessed with using natural oils on my scalp before every hair wash. I love this treatment! First of all, smells SO heavenly. It also feels amazing and leaves my hair feeling so healthy. The other uses include using this oil as a heat protectant and as a de-frizzer/hair shine. Great product!
Hair Growth + Dandruff + Repair Scalp Treatment smells like a full blown spa treatment in a jar. I'm obsessed. This product is also another win for me as I just love natural hair treatments. It smells amazing, feels amazing, and my scalp and hair both feel and look great after the treatment. Note, it does have a cooling sensation from the peppermint. When I use it as an overnight treatment I can still feel the cooling sensation the following morning. The texture is so fun as it's like a creamy substance in the jar but when it hits your scalp it just melts in like butter! 

Check out their website here:


GIVEAWAY!
Now it's your chance to try these products yourself!!
This giveaway will have two winners.
To enter: Comment below explaining which product you would like to try and why. It's that easy!! 
Good luck! =)

*The winner's name will be announced Friday Morning (May 27th)! Make sure to check back if you choose to enter!
-The product will be shipped immediately to the winner's provided address-
The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen
This giveaway is brought to you courtesy of The Innate Life
The product will be shipped by The Innate Life



 To make things fair, the winner will be chosen by Random Picker. 


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Morning Drink


Every morning, for the last month, I've been mixing these 3 together and drink them in a 4 oz glass of water instead of drinking coffee or tea. About 6 months ago, I quit drinking coffee and switched to tea, and about 1 month about I quit drinking tea (and all other caffeinated beverages) and switched to this new concoction. I can honestly say I feel better all around. I have plenty of natural energy and don't feel as I'm missing out at all since quitting my daily caffeine drinks. The new energy I have is so much better as there is no crash nor do I ever get those jitters from the coffee or tea. I still have tea every now and then but I no longer drink it daily. There are SO many benefits to this drink, I even shocked myself during the research! 

Wheatgrass- Wheatgrass helps with food cravings, treats skin diseases, detoxes cells, stimulates circulation, improves immunity and digestion, treats arthritis, reduces fatigue, natural body deodorant, treats skin wounds, prevents tooth decay, cleanses the liver, treats sunburn, clears sinus congestion, rids acne, prevents cancer, fights the common cold, improves mood, helps with hangovers, fights depression, combats inflation, eases menstrual pain, neutralizes infection, repairs damaged DNA, slows aging, fights radiation, refines and renews body tissue, stabilizes blood sugar, and more!


Chlorophyll- Now, there is already Chlorophyll in Wheatgrass but I like to add an extra splash in there for those extra benefits. Chlorophyll strengthens blood making organs, helps control hunger and cravings, encourages healing, promotes cleansing, protects DNA against fried food, is a super potent antioxidant, has promising potential for cancer therapy, controls body odor, effective against Candida Albicans, relieves systematic redness and swelling, and last but not least promotes healthy iron levels. Unreal, right?! Beware, this stuff loves to stain everything it comes in contact with. 

Multi Green Mix- This product is simply amazing. You can research it yourself and check out all of the awesome reviews. This specific "Green Vibrance" brand supports the 4 Foundations of Health including nutrition, digestion, circulation and immunity with additional benefits to pH, energy, detoxification and stress relief. It also provides immune support, skeletal support, fiber, liver support, enzymes and tonics and a ton of probiotics. 

You can find these products on Vitacost & Amazon.
 

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