Boxycharm..

Hey everyone! How is your week treating you? Today I wanted to take a little time to talk about boxycharm. As you know if you’ve been a reader for a while I am obsessed with getting my boxycharm box each month, but lately I’ve been a little underwhelmed.

I usually do a monthly post sharing what goodies I received and what an amazing deal it is. While it still is the best deal out there and it’s fun to get new products to try out I have not been in love with what I’ve been getting. I haven’t made the post the last month or two because we have been moving and traveling and so I currently do not have an address.

So let’s take this months box. We all received a face oil primer type of product that I will literally never open. I also received a face serum of which I also will probably never touch. I am excited about the Becca setting powder and the lip liner and that alone pays for the box and more but I just don’t know. I don’t expect to love every product but this and upcoming boxes just don’t feel exciting anymore. I really feel like they have grown almost too big and can’t give everyone products that they would really want? Also I find it extremely frustrating that youtubers, influencers, and people like the kardashians are receiving the box… These people already get every makeup item out there for free and are more than able to pay for the box if they choose. But them getting the box early and with the very best variations of the box is not right.

I know I’m venting a bit but they really need to focus on those of us who pay and not on people who are getting all the products directly from brands already!!

What are your thoughts? Let me know!

Xoxo erin

Healthy, Tasty Bite

Hey everyone! So you may or may have not known about my health journey. I want to lose a little bit of weight and get my body toned back up to my pre kids state.

My journey begins with Arbonne and of anyone is interested I would love to help you with your journey as well. Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, get clearer skin, and just feel better overall I can help reach any goal! Arbonne is a really old European company that is #1 worldwide for healthy living products inside and out. Our products truly can’t be beat. They are natural and free of allergenic and inflammatory ingredients! No soy, dairy, gluten and so much more.

Our 30 days to healthy living teaches you how to eat and live clean. And makes it super easy by giving you a super tasty meal replacement for breakfast and lunch or any 2 meals and also gives you multiple drinks for throughout the day that keep your energy up and your mind clear. I seriously have never felt better!

I just went grocery shopping for all my healthy ingredients for the dinners I will be cooking for me and my husband. I wanted to share one that I just whipped up and was super good!

Breakfast Tacos:

I believe breakfast is good at all times of the day so I threw this together and it was soo good!

For one taco or burrito you need (keep in mind you can adjust the ingredients to your liking):

  • Gluten free tortilla
    Eggs
    Turkey
    Homemade salsa – I like making my own
    Homemade guacamole
    Black beans
    Quinoa or brown rice

That’s it! Heat up everything but the salsa and guac. Cook your eggs to order and assemble. So quick and easy and super tasty!

I’ll be sharing more recipes as I create them!

Xoxo erin

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Summer favorites!

Hello friends. I took some time and tried to address myself and who I wanted to be and consistent is a downfall area in my life since I had kids. I realized why am I not writing since I take a chunk of time to pump while the kids are still asleep in the morning. So instead of playing games on my phone I will be more dedicated to myself and my goals! 💚

We are currently packing up some things in the house to prepare to be “homeless” (going to live with my parents) while we find a new house. A lot of big changes are going on in our family with my husband getting out of the military and moving into the civilian world. And basically that has left us not knowing where in The world we are moving! All this travel has left me with a perfected skin and makeup routine of my favorite and essential products and here they are!!

Must have skincare

  • Prep work cleansing polish. This gently scrubs and exfoliates my skin leaving it super clean and smooth. It’s a must have, especially for makeup days! Find it here!
  • Prep work overnight face jelly. This over night moisturizer has been a game changer. My skin is soo dry since having kids and after just one night of using this product my skin is left baby soft. I love that these product are natural, clean, and vegan formulated. I can feel good about what goes on my skin. Find it here!
  • Prep work micellar water. This is my favorite cleanser for no makeup days and lazy days! It’s so quick and easy and leaves my skin super cleaner and I love that it is a no rinse formula. Find it here!
  • RE9 advanced corrective eye cream. Sometimes I literally forget I am almost 30! Like what?! I still feel I am 22… yea. This eye cream is my favorite. Keeps me looking what I am feeling lol Find it here!

There are so many more skincare products I could add but I will do a separate post on my skincare routine!

Makeup must haves

  • I have recently been doing my makeup a little different which I will do an in-depth post on. I have been loving the PUR love your selfie foundation. It gives a full but natural coverage and the applicator is great! Also with 100 shades, there is a color for everyone. Grab it here
  • Cover fx perfector face palette. This palette gives you 2 highlighters, contour, blush, brightened, and a finishing powder and they are all awesome! Perfect for traveling and the formula is super creamy and blendable. I am obsessed. Grab it here!
  • Arbonne speak volumes mascara. Omg look no further for your new favorite and best mascara you will ever use! Find it here!
  • Urban decay naked reloaded palette. This is a great neutral palette and allows you to make soft or bold looks. It’s a perfect everyday palette. Grab it here!

I will be doing a post on my go to makeup look and breaking down each product very soon!

You can save money on all the “find it here” links by signing up as a preferred client. I hope you enjoy all my favorite items. There are so many more but I don’t wanna overwhelm y’all!

Xoxo erin

Make Waves Boxycharm May 2018

Friends! It’s the best time of the month, I just got my boxycharm box delivered and I’ve immediately ripped it open so I could see what I got and share it with you!

I am beyond obsessed with this box. I will literally use everything! It may be my favorite box I’ve ever gotten. So let’s dive in!

  1. Glamglow – gentlebubble cleanser MSRP 28$. Everyone loves a good cleanser and my husband is excited for this one. I’m dedicated to my Arbonne but it smells really good and will definitely get used!
  2. Alamar – colorete blush trio MSRP 22$. I’m so excited with this blush palette. It is gorgeous and so pigmented!
  3. Ciate London – eye lustre creme eyeshadow MSRP 22$. This metallic, glittery, full coverage eyeshadow is stunning and looks amazing.
  4. Dose of Colors – liquid matte lipstick MSRP 18$. Long wear, matte lippie is stunning! I got the shade coral crush and it is totally my style! I’m so obsessed and this item makes me love my box the most!
  5. Last but not least I received a Mellow – Brow Definer MSRP 18$. Non greasy and long wearing. I’m always game for a new brow product!

The box value is 108$! That is such an awesome deal! I will be diving into these products immediately! Are you a charmer? What did you receive?

How I pumped over 450oz in 1 month!

Hello friends! A month ago I gave birth to the perfect little girl. From those first moments of trying to breastfeed we had issues. She just wouldn’t latch well and it caused me intense pain. The first night we were home from the hospital I just couldn’t take it anymore. Just know that breastfeeding shouldn’t cause you serious pain. That night, after attempting to feed and getting mad at my husband and the baby I said I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t want to give up but being angry and tired and in pain was not a sustainable way to live. I immediately pulled out my pump and decided to start pumping exclusively. This is just the inside freezer. Our deep freeze is filled with target bags full of milk!

Exclusively pumping

As soon as I made that decision I felt a weight lifted and was immediately happier. I could feed my baby, still give breast milk, and my husband could help out more. Also formula is very expensive so being able to save money was a huge plus. So over the past month I have been able to pump enough for baby to eat all day/night and store up a stash of over 450oz!! Here is exactly what I do and what works for me.

  • Water water water! I’ll get this one out of the way because it’s the most obvious. I drink a minimum of 16oz each time I pump. Pumping makes me super thirsty. I keep a 32oz jug with me and drink all day and night.
  • Pumping of course. Get a good pump, I use the Medela pump in style. I also purchased a car adapter so I could never miss a pump. I pump every 3 hours around the clock. I set alarms to go off on my watch so I’m always aware. I know it seems like a lot but pumping takes a major commitment. For me it’s easy to remember 12, 3, 6, 9 for the times I pump. It also helps to use some lanolin on the flanges to make pumping more comfortable.
  • I drink one body armor drink everyday. Some people claim it boosts milk supply. I find that it helps break up the water drinking with something flavorful. They taste amazing and have milk boosting ingredients like coconut water.
  • I eat oatmeal each morning. It’s filling, helps milk production and I think it helps with weight. I made tons of lactation cookies with my first baby and found that I couldn’t lose weight and even gained and so I was not letting that happen this time.
  • Sunflower lecithin. I ordered mine on amazon. This is supposed to have some great health benefits and also helps prevent mastitis. I would suggest, if you get the liquid form, to just take a spoonful and not mix it in food or smoothies. It is a thickening agent and it can ruin your smoothie or food in my opinion.
  • I always have my Arbonne protein shake a day. It gets my fruits and veggies in as well as my protein and fiber and pre and probiotics each day! Plus it tastes amazing. Get it here! Click the link to get yours or message me for more details!
    Sleep!!

These are my tips and tricks to building your stash and making pumping work for you! I will continue to update and I continue my journey

Xoxo erin

Peace, Love, and Boxy!

It’s that time of the month again! April 2019 boxycharm box. So yesterday was my birthday, so it feels like a gift to get my box! Also I know I’ve been gone a while but I just had a baby and life with a newborn and a 2 year old is exhausting. I will be uploading my birth story soon and much more.

Here we go!

First up we received the Pur festival palette. This palette is so gorgeous and perfect for creating fun looks for nights out or festival season! MSRP 36$

We also received the summer daze brush set from luxie. It includes a contour brush and two eyeshadow brushes. 28$

Next up I got an artist couture diamond glow powder. These highlighters are soooo bomb! If you’ve never tried them do yourself a favor and go get one ASAP! MSRP 27$

In my box I received the Appeal cosmetics holographic lip gloss. This will be a great lip topper because I own so many matte lippies that I could use a little shine! MSRP 21$

Lastly I got a bodyography eye pencil. It feels a bit stiff but further testing will confirm whether or not that is the case. MSRP 14$

Over all this box is so bomb! I can’t wait to play with the palette and glow to heaven with the highlighter!!

Till next time my loves!!!

Xoxo erin

Boxycharm After Glow: Feb 2019

Hey friends! It’s that time again! I just got my boxy box in and I wanna unbox it with you!!

First I got a Too Faced Better than sex mascara. This mascara is amazing!! I have loved it for years and I’m so glad to have a fresh one. Retails for 24$

Next I got the Pretty Vulgar shimmering swan highlight. This highlight gives a natural, beautiful glow to the face but can be built up. It’s so pretty! Retail is 32$

Up next everyone got the Touch In Sol no poreblem primer. This primer is so soft and silky and blurs any skin issues you may have. Retails for 18$

I also received the Farmacy Clean Bee ultra gentle facial cleanser. This cleanser is formulated with naturally derived ingredients and soothe and hydrate skin while deep cleaning the skin. Retails for 22$

Lastly I received a Trestique prime and glaze lip crayon. This lip duo features a primer on one end and a shiny color glaze on the other. I’m excited to try this out since I don’t do shiny lips often. Retails for 25$

If you added that up you see I got 121$ worth of products! That’s 100$ over what I pay! Such a great deal and a much better box than I’ve received in the past!

Till next time!

Xoxo erin

If you are on the hunt for the cleanest, natural products available let me know or find them here erintrevathan.arbonne.com !!