And The Winner Is….

Congratulations to Karalee!!! You are the winner of my One Year Blogiversary Giveaway!!! 

I was so happy with the positivity and support from everyone, that I selected two runners up for a special little something as well….

Crazyrilee and Laurynwadden you will also be receiving a little something!

All winners mentioned above, please email me at with your contact information so I can get your goodies out to you!!! 

Have a happy and safe New Years everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ugly and Otherwise X-mas Apparel Collection

Merry Christmas everyone!! I wanted to share some of my holiday apparel with you in a festive blog post for today. It is an ongoing collection of holiday themed items that grows each and every year. Here are some of my favorites … enjoy!

Wishing you and your families a very happy holiday season!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo Information: Santa Cat Tee – 6 Dollar Shirts, Christmas Light Knit Vest – Target, Meowy Christmas Sweatshirt – WalMart.

One Year Blogiversary and Holiday Giveaway!

So wow! A full year of blogging madness began one whole year ago this very day. In celebration of my blogiversary, I am doing a celebratory giveaway. Yay for me and yay for you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

The giveaway includes (exactly as pictured above):

  • A Love & Beauty face mask from Forever 21
  • A NYX Intense Butter Gloss
  • A package of Ardell lashes
  • Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm
  • Agave Healing Oil – oil treatment
  • Hask Kalahari Oil shampoo and conditioner

How to enter:

  • Follow my blog.
  • Like this post.
  • Comment below on what your favorite post of the year was.

Winners will be selected at random on December 30th. Open to U.S. and International followers.

Good luck and thank you for all your support over the last year.

    NuMe Curling Wands

    The NuMe Curling Wand is one of my favorite hair tools to date. NuMe produces high quality hair tools for a reasonable price (especially when they go on sale or are running a promotion – which is pretty often if you are willing to wait for it). They are available on the NuMe site, Ulta, and Amazon.

    I bought mine during one of their many promotions and got a straightener as well. Both are super for all your styling needs, however for this particular review, I’ll be focusing on the curling wands. NuMe also carries additional styling tools including straighteners, hair dryers, accessories, and styling sets to suit your hair goals.

    But on to the curling wands… Since using the NuMe curling wand I have noticed that my curls last a lot longer, like on to the second day durability. Of course, a little touch up is needed, but overall the hold is better than any other curling iron or wand I’ve used in the past.

    There are a wide range of wands to fit your curling needs, including the Classic Wand (pictured above), a Reverse Curl Classic Wand, and a Pearl Classic Wand. There are also a variety of colors to choose from such as black, pink, blue, and a few other specialty colors. They come available for both European and US power outlets; and the size ranges include 19mm, 25mm, and 32mm (pictured above). Prices run from around $139 to $179, but again they go on sale all the time. I believe I purchased mine for about $60/$70 during a promotion.

    Please let me know if you have any questions that I didn’t cover above and I’ll be happy to share my NuMe experiences with you. Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

    For answers to all your other NuMe questions visit their website here.

    Soap & Glory Hand Food

    Hands down (no pun intended) this is the BEST hand cream you will ever try! I am now on my second bottle and I love it still as much as the first time I used it. 

    The formula is rich, without being greasy. It is super hydrating, and a little goes a long way. One bottle will last you a while. It absorbs quickly and does not leave your hands feeling filmy in any way.

    There has a slight floral scent, but it is by no means overpowering. It just smells very clean.

    Ingredients include macadamia oil, shea butter, and marshmallow. Sounds good enough to eat, right?!

    The 4.2 oz. bottle runs about $8, while the 1.69 oz. travel size costs $4. I recommend getting both, as you can have one for home and one to throw in your purse.

    Available at these locations:

    Soap and Glory and Ulta  

    Since we are in the month of December, this would make a perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your holiday list!