Living Ray Review: Frank Body Coffee Scrub

 I’m just going to jump right into this one.

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You may have seen all the ongoing social media hype surrounding Frank Body.

Girls and guys of all shapes and sizes taking photos with ground coffee bits all over their bodies and faces, and their bathroom too!

I literally have no other words to describe this body scrub other than, to me, it’s fantastic! I have tried lots of other scrubs in the past, but #letsbefrank (see what I did there?), this one is by far my absolute favorite.

Frank Body offers their original coffee scrub, coconut coffee scrub, peppermint coffee scrub and cacao coffee scrub. ALL OF WHICH ARE AMAZING. I have tried them all. This scrub helps me with my cellulite, stretch marks, breakouts, scars, etc. You name it, I use it for it! Frank also offers lip scrubs, moisturizes, lip tints and more! I’ve only used their body scrubs thus far, but I am sure their other products are just as fantastic!

If you, too, suffer from the items above, this might be worth a try!

“I believe no pants are the best pants and that every day is another opportunity to talk dirty.”

This product is natural, vegan and cruelty free. The blend of coffee, oils, and vitamins leave my skin feeling smooth, glowing and nourished every time I use it. I like to use it 1-2 times per week.

“ Unlike your ex, I’m non-toxic. I use natural and naturally derived ingredients. ”

What really makes Frank Body stand out to me is their particular way of marketing. Its unique, sexy, and fun! From the hashtags #LetsBFrank & #thefrankeffect to the clever quotes they have throughout their website, I think you too will fall in love with this product.

“I’m natural, naughty and ready to make you
as soft as a pug in a rug.”

Full disclosure: This product really does get dirty! My shower walls will turn into a complete mess when I use the scrub. But it does leave your bathroom with a wonderful coffee aroma that I enjoy!

“Getting dirty has never felt so good.”

I have recommended Frank to my closest friends and family, so I thought it was only right that I tell you all about it as well!

So is all the hype about Frank Body true? That it truly helps with all the annoying things that go hand in hand with the human body? See for yourself! Check out #thefrankeffect to see real results from others that have used this product. But I think the only true way to know if it works is to try it yourself!

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Wedding Guest Dress + J’s Outfit Details

Wedding Guest Dress + J’s Outfit Details

Hello!

You may have noticed on my Instagram that we had a very busy weekend! Two of our good friends got married this past weekend + Mother’s Day was on Sunday!

 

I received quite a few DMs regarding the dress I wore to the wedding and where I got J’s outfit, so I thought it would be a good idea to throw together a quick post with the details!

 

OUTFIT DETAILS: 

Dress

Heels

J’s Trousers

J’s Blazer

J’s Shoes (Old Navy, but they are sold out of the ones he was wearing so I linked another pair of adorable Oxfords!)

Bow Tie

 

As always, leave me a comment if you have any questions!

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In The Nude

I don’t know about you all, but I love being in the nude. And I’m not just talking about in my home.

TOTALLY KIDDING!…. Sort of.

But in all seriousness, I am referring to nude or neutral lips. I wanted to write a post about some of my favorite neutral lipsticks. It was really tough for me to find a good, nude lip color. Some of them went so terribly with my skin color that I ended up looking like a freakish ghost. I have a lighter brown/medium skin tone with that orange-ish undertone, so some of my personal favorites may or may not work for you. But don’t give up! Go to your local Ulta or Sephora and try on all the colors! I promise it’s super fun!  THAT IS WHAT TESTERS ARE FOR, PEOPLE! Try before you buy!

If you are on the hunt for a great Nude and like me, are having troubles finding a great neutral color for your lips, some of these might be just what you are looking for!

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HUDA BEAUTY Liquid Matte Minis Au Naturels Nude Edition: $33

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SEPHORA FAVORITES Give Me Some Nude Lip: $28

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Such an amazing set! This neutral set comes with a bunch of options so you can try different brands and find your own personal favorite. This is a great choice if you are unsure of your likes/dislikes. It goes with lip paint, gloss, lipstick and liquid lipstick. As I always like to say, find what YOU love!

 

 

TARTE Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint- Naughty Nudes: $20

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Now with any lipstick, my first words of advice are: Don’t let the color from the bottle scare you! Some might look darker, brighter, lighter, or bolder than they actually are. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. Paint a nice line on your forearm or your wrist to see how the color looks on your skin.

When I first saw this one, it looked extremely dark brown to me. But after I tried it on, it ended up being a nice, neutral warm brown and I was in love.

 

 

 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick: $14

CaptureThese Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains have been some of my favorite for quite some time. Not only is the quality of these great, but it is available it a large variety of colors. Two great neutral colors are Nude Blush and Vanilla Cream. Because this collection comes in so many amazing colors, you will be sure to find one you love!

 

 

 

 

 

KAT VON D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick : $19

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URBAN DECAY Vice Lipstick: $19

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

When it comes to gifts for people, I struggle… hard. Especially for my Mom. She is such an amazing woman and I don’t think anything I ever say, do or buy her will truly show her what she means to me!

Shout out to all the special Mothers in your life. Whether you are shopping for Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Sister, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother-in-law- You name it! It’s time for you to celebrate them!

If you are a Mother, you probably know that it takes a lot of hard work, love and patience. So as a Mom, I wanted to spark up some ideas for you to treat  Mom this Mother’s Day! Hope this helps those that are still on the hunt for a gift and if you have any other great gift ideas be sure to share them in the comments below!

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1. SEPHORA FAVORITES Deluxe Perfume Sampler

I love this Sampler Gift set because it comes with all of the most popular perfumes, including my above favorite Flowerbomb! This is great for any mom to try out and find their favorite scent to wear! If the Mom in your life likes options, this might be a great pick!

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2. MIA & MAC Jewelry

Mia & Mac is run by my friend’s wife, Amy. I love their entire family! I follow her on instagram at @miaandmacshop. I love to support small businesses and she does an amazing job with hers! Her personalized necklaces listed in her Etsy shop are so cute and perfect for any mom! She can personalize with dates, words, names and even cute little Mother’s Day necklaces that say “Mama”. Since there are so many to choose from, you can find the perfect accessory for the Mom in your life that she can wear over and over!

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3. STILL RAD Mombie Shirt

How cute are these!? If you are a Mom, you have probably been through the “Mombie” stage. Sleepless nights, stressful moments, and multi-tasking. But somehow the ones that made us Mothers make it all worth it in the end. This shirt reminds me of that every time I wear it. It’s also super comfy material, which is a plus! You can even pick up a Mombie Tote! What mom hasn’t carried around a bag full of stuff?!

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4. Together: A Mommy + Me Coloring Book

I love the adult coloring books. There is something calming to me about coloring them and taking my time to make them look pretty. I also cringe at the thought of Jaxson scribbling all over the pages that I worked so hard on! So this book is perfect for those that are like me. This Mommy + Me Coloring Book includes pages for Mommy on one side and kids on the other, that way you can enjoy coloring together, but on your own pages!

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5. My Mom: In Her Own Words

What could be more special than knowing all about your mom and having a keepsake to read about her in future years to come. This one is sort of a gift for yourself. In Her Own Words is a journal that your mom can fill out with all of her greatest stories and when she is finished, she can gift back to you so that you can keep a part of her forever!

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6. Minky Couture Blanket

There is nothing I love more than snuggling up in a warm blanket. Minky Couture Blankets are one of the coziest blankets I have ever had. If you don’t own one, you are missing out!! Any Mom that loves blankets would be sure to love one of these!

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7. Scentsy Candle Warmers

I love when I come home to my house smelling amazing! I have used Scentsy products for several years and still recommend it to everyone I know. When my friends and family walk into my home, they always compliment me on how good my house smells! From their larger warmers to small plug-in warmers, you can definitely find the best warmer and scents to gift that Mom in your life. Right now, Scentsy is even offering a Mother’s Day bundle that includes a Contempo White Warmer and 3 scent bars!

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8. Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband

If you have a Mom that is into fitness, the Fitbit Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband might be the gift for her! Help Mom track her daily activity, fitness levels and sleeping patterns!

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9. Apple + Tree Mugs

Queue the water works! How sweet are these Apple and Tree mugs. This is perfect for any Daughter to Mom! And their note….. Tugging on my Heart Strings. ” Dear Mom, So glad this apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.” Find this cute set and other amazing sets at Laceandtwig or other online Etsy Sellers!

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10. Instant Pot Ultra

This thing is seriously AMAZING. Pressure Cooker, Slower Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Warmer, Sterilizer. This is a great gift for any Mom. This is one of the most convenient kitchen appliances to have!

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11. WEAR TOUGH Stemless Wine and Coffee Mug Set

This gives Mom the best of both worlds. Coffee + Wine. My favorites! Let Mom start her morning by drinking coffee or tea from her Mom Fuel Coffee Mug, and end a long day with a glass of wine in her Mom Juice Stemless Wine Glass

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12. MICHAEK KORS Bedford Top Zip Pocket Tote Bag

I will never love another bag more than I do my Michael Kors bags. What mom wouldn’t love a new purse or bag to show off! This Tote Bag comes in a variety of colors so you can pick the best fit for your Mom!

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13. LUSH Bath Bombs

As a Mother, sometimes I just need to relax and unwind. My favorite way to do that is by taking a long bath. Lush Bath Bombs are my favorite bath accessory. There are so many to choose from! Filled with different colors, essential oils and even flower petals, your mom will enjoy a good soak! They even have special Mother’s Day items like the Thanks Mom gift set and the Incredible Mom Bath Bomb to celebrate that Super Mom in your life!

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14. BATH & BODY WORKS Stress Relief Collection

I am overly obsessed with this Stress Relief Collection from Bath & Body Works. From their Gentle Foaming Hand Soap to their Stress Relief Body Lotion, these products will be sure to help relax the stressed out Mom in your life. Really, any of the Bath & Body Works products are perfect for any Mother. Their Gentle Foaming Hand Soaps are a staple at my house. You won’t find a single sink without one!

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15. 12-Piece Rachael Ray Nonstick Cookware Set

With over 1,600 Customer Reviews, this Rachael Ray Cookware Set shouldn’t disappoint! Available in Agave Blue, Cranberry Red, Lavender, Mushroom Brown, Pumpkin Orange, and my personal favorite, Sea Salt Gray, Mom will surely be cooking up something great in the kitchen with her new Cookware Set!

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Body Hair Care

I am fortunate enough to have a head full of long, luscious locks of hair, which I will talk more about in a future post! I am also unfortunate enough to have hairy underarms, hairy legs, and hairy other places – like all other humans do.

With that being said, I wanted to talk about my body hair care routines! You can wax, shave, tweeze, laser hair removal, etc etc. but I decided to share a few of my personal favorites!

ME. I like to shave. Yes, shaving sucks but there is nothing better than freshly shaved legs and arms after you shower! And yes, I shave my arms. I have tattoos and didn’t spend the hundreds of dollars that I did for them to be covered in hair! I absolutely HATE shaving my underarms, however. They never feel smooth and the hair grows back too fast!  For my underarms, I love to use my epilator! I will talk more about the epilator I use below!

Would I love to do laser hair removal? YES! But it is quite costly and doesn’t currently fit in my budget.

I am not a fan of NAIR. No offense, NAIR. It works, but it just stinks and doesn’t work well with my skin, personally. And I don’t like the do-it-yourself wax strips either. I don’t have enough courage to pull it myself. Ouch! I can barely rip off a bandaid or those black facial peels that make me cry.

Waxing by a professional is great, however! I love getting a wax. I get a wax every month. You have to make sure you grow the hair out beforehand so that the wax has something to grab onto. I like to get my eyebrows waxed and get a Brazilian done every month (that’s for your girly parts, for those of you who don’t know what that is). The pain can be a little unbearable for some, but I have seen a huge change in my hair throughout time. There is less and less of it every time I go.

The only thing I tweeze is my eyebrows. I’ll pluck a hair or two if they are throwing off the shape of my brow.

Here are my favorite products to use!

 

CaptureCOOCHY by Pure Romance 

And NO, it’s not just for a “coochy”. Men can use this stuff too! You can buy this shaving cream from the Pure Romance website also, but I buy a lot of other things from Amazon, so it’s a little more convenient for me. I am a big fan of this stuff though! It smells great and you can even use this as a hair conditioner!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gillette Daisy Classic Disposable Razors

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Braun Silk-épil 9 Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator

This is my favorite thing! This little thing has tiny tweezers that rotate and pull out the Capturehairs. I use the epilator on my armpits and only have to do it once per month, if that! You can use this for other parts of your body if you wanted to but I personally don’t! It leaves my underarms super smooth. It’s also great because you can use it wet or dry, so you could use it in the bath or shower if you wanted to! FULL DISCLOSURE: This does hurt a little. At least it did for me, the first time I used it. Just a word of caution to others. Maybe I’m just a baby and it won’t hurt you as bad as it did me.

 

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Tweezers

These are my absolute favorite tweezers. If you are looking for a good pair, this might be Capturethem! They are slanted at the bottom and I can tweeze some of my finest hairs with them! Since I have used these, I have never wanted to try another pair. They even come in pink!

 

 

 

 

 

All in all- shaving, waxing, tweezing and the epilator are my go-to’s. As you can tell, I have been through a lot of trial and error to find the products I love. Don’t be afraid to try different things to find out what works best for your own body! Don’t use or do something just because everyone else is doing it. Make sure you find products that YOU love!

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Love Your Lips

Let’s talk about lips!

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I am constantly throwing on Carmex or some other form of chapstick or lip moisturizer throughout the day! If I am not drinking enough water, I can tell, because my lips will become super chapped.

I wanted to share 6 of my favorite lip products ranging from lip polish/scrubs, lipsticks, to chap stick.

 

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Carmex

This is an everyday go-to for me. You will find one of these in my purse, in my office, next to my bed, and even in my car. Carmex always has been and will always be an everyday favorite of mine.

CaptureSeraphine Botanicals Orange + Cream Lip Polish

I LOVE this lip polish! It smells great and makes my lips feel even better!  It helps moisturize my lips and get rid of the dead skin!

 

 

FRESH Sugar Lip Polish

Another great Sugar Lip Polish! I like to use lip polish to scrub off any dead skin                priorCapture to applying lipstick. This product is also free of any parabens which is a major plus!

 

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Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

Matte Lipsticks are my favorite. I am not really a fan of lip glosses. These Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks are the best! I have purchased a lot of the colors offered in this collection and can throw them on any day of the week. You will love them! You can also find mini collections including 4 colors of these here. I purchased a few of those mini collections also!

 

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Pur-lisse Daily Lip Nourisher with Mango Butter & Shea Butter

This lip nourisher is another one I use on the daily. It feels like butter when I put it on. I like to throw this one on before I put on any lipstick or just wear it by myself.

 

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Liquid Lipstick

Another one of my favorite liquid lipstick brands is Anastasia Beverly Hills. BUT I love the entire line of this brand in general. I buy a lot of the Anastasia Beverly Hills products and have never hated any of them. This Liquid Lipstick comes in 39 different colors and all of them are amazing!!!

 

What are your favorite lip products? Leave a comment and let me know! And don’t forget to love your lips!

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Floral at the Zoo

Floral at the Zoo

Hi loves! I am excited to share my outfit details from our Zoo Day last weekend! We could not have picked a more perfect day to go! The sun was shining and there was a small wind breeze so the heat wasn’t entirely unbearable! The weather was absolutely perfect!

 

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I’m always on the hunt for new clothing finds.. confessions of a shopaholic over here! So I found a store that I absolutely love in one of our local Salt Lake City malls called Bronxton. They don’t sell clothing online right now though, unfortunately! I recently bought my top and floral shorts from there and let’s just say– It was love at first sight! I love these two pieces because I mix and match them with other items!

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Like me, try to find versatile items that you can mix and match with other things! It really helps you expand your wardrobe!

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