8.21.2016

Shabby Apple Review & TWO giveaways

Since I can't really go OUT shopping very often anymore, I have become an online shopping addict! Please Luke, hurry up and get your immune system back up, so I can go back out shopping again! Haha! But as of lately, I am a sucker for comfortable dresses/skirts since I'm pretty much always either at home or at the hospital.

We all know finding dresses long enough is a hard task to accomplish. I've been on the Shabby Apple website many times eyeing their gorgeous modest dresses, so when they contacted me to do a review & giveaway, I was SUPER excited! Shabby Apple truly has a dress for every occasion, from casual to formal.

Since I don't have any special events to go to, I decided to pick a more everyday dress that could be dressed up or down. I chose the Sycamore Jersey Dress. It is sized by numbers, not S, M, or L, which is different for a jersey type dress. I kind of liked that, because I ordered a 10 and it fit perfectly!! I would say it is very true to size. This dress is amazingly comfortable, I felt like I was wearing pajamas to church.

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If you head over to my Instagram, I'm doing a giveaway for a $25 gift card to Shabby Apple!

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I know I've shared my love for JORD wood watches a couple of times before. But, I just got a new one, and oh my word...It's drop dead gorgeous. It's the Frankie Ebony & Gold watch.

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JORD loves Modern Modesty readers so much that they are giving away to ONE of you a $100 gift card, and ALL of you get a $20 off coupon just for entering the giveaway here! I've shared how much I love their watches, but my husband loves them even more! Such a perfect gift for your hubby! ♥

I should be at the hospital all week, *fingers crossed* if Luke makes counts tomorrow! This will be his LAST and final admission for high dose methotrexate! YAY! Interim Maintenance is almost done! Thank you for your prayers, we need & appreciate them! Love you all ♥


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8.15.2016

Transitioning to Fall

It's about that time where we can start getting excited that fall is coming! You know what that means...pumpkin spice everything, red leaves, and cooler weather! It also means that most of our bright summery clothes get put away until the spring time! I don't know if you're like me, but I love pieces that can be worn in summer & fall! I found some of the most perfect transitional pieces and wanted to share them with you!

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This dress came from PinkBlush, I absolutely LOVE their site and the hundreds of dresses they have! PS, for all my pregnant mamas, they have the BEST maternity section ever! PS. They have a discount code for 25% sitewide, just enter WHATUNEED at checkout!

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I know a lot of you nursing moms are always looking for dresses to nurse in, and this would be super easy to nurse in!

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I also received my first skirt extender from Outskirts, and if you needed some extra length on this dress, it's great to pair it with.

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The only downside about this specific extender is that it has full bottom, so it only blends well with another full bottom dress. Most of my dresses are fairly straight at the bottom, so I need to get a straighter extender next!

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The cool thing about this extender slip, is that it has an interchangeable bottom, so you can change the color or the style super easily!

I have been looking for a modest cold-shoulder shirt for a while and I finally found one at Bealls!! I wore it on a date with my husband and he loved it! It's also super transitional for fall!

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I also have found a new skirt that I LOVE from H&M, it's super stretchy like yoga pants, and only $12.99! I got it in 3 colors, and love to wear them around the hospital and my house! When I go out in public, I usually wear a tunic or kimono to cover my booty! ;) It's rather body con!

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Last by definitely not least is my new favorite dress style, the Julia dress from LulaRoe! (Sidenote: I will be having a LulaRoe Pop-up in September, I'll share the group when I do!) But this dress literally feels like a big t-shirt. SO comfy and stylish!

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Also, my beautiful friend Melissa did a review on Younique's Skin Perfecting Concealer for me, and I LOVE how she uses it and she gives her honest opinion! Subscribe to her channel to get more makeup tips!


Thank you so much for reading! I love you all! God Bless & have a great week!♥

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7.30.2016

Natural Skin Care

Here's a little Luke update for you all..:) Right now, we are half way through his Interim Maintenance phase. He is supposed to be admitted into the hospital on Monday for his 3rd dose of Methotrexate. Pray for us, as this will be the first treatment that I will have to take Luke to and stay in the hospital with him alone. Stephen has been able to be at all the other treatments, but school is starting next week, and he is the Principal this year, so he just can't miss teacher inservice. After this week, he will have one more high dose Methotrexate, and then moves into the Delayed Intensification phase. (aka. the last heavy hitter before maintenance) Just pray for us as school is starting and the little germy kids/teachers will be around my husband all day! Please pray we keep Luke healthy with all this immune suppressing chemo! Thank you for your prayers! ♥

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So I have just recently received/bought 4 new skin care items, so I figured I would share my thoughts on each of them with you!

First up is the OZNaturals Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer! If you remember, I got their eye gel a couple months back to try and I loved it! So, here I am trying another one of their products!

Here's what OZNatural's website says about their moisturizer:

THIS ORGANIC MOISTURIZER contains vitamin c infused seaweed & algae keratin which provide up to eight times the skin's natural protection from UV damage in ways that sunscreens can't, preventing further photo damage and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When used in conjunction with sunscreen, you'll truly have complete protection from UV rays!

SEAWEED PROTEINS act as collagen building precursors and raw cold pressed plant lipids lubricate and hydrate the skin for rapid repair and moisture restoration.

ANOTHER KEY INGREDIENT, organic sulfer, enhances cellular permeability and acts as a natural, healing solvent, helping toxins to move out and nutrients to move in.

CRUELTY FREE, ORGANIC Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is safe for all skin types.
MADE IN THE USA in a state of the art FDA registered facility - OZ Naturals formulates the most effective anti-aging products on the market - OZ Naturals products work & they work extremely well

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The consistency is like a gel almost, nothing like any moisturizer I've ever tried. It has a orange color to it, and since I am fair skinned, it gave me a little orange tint until it soaked in to my skin. I was worried it was going to stain my pillowcase, but it didn't. It smells kind of like mangoes...so I checked the ingriendents and there is some mango extract in there, so that makes sense. :)

If you are looking for an all natural moisturizer, I suggest you try OZNaturals out! You can get it on Amazon for a reasonable price!

Next products I received to review were the Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes and the Simple Dual Effect Eye Makeup Remover.

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I really liked these facial cleansing wipes! They didn't leave a weird residue or smell on my skin, and they did a great job removing whatever was left on my face after my shower. Some makeup wipes are too rough on the scrubby side, but I didn't find these to be, both sides were pretty soft and gentle on my skin.

I'm personally more of a facial cleansing wipe fan vs. a liquid makeup remover, because I just find it easier to take a wipe to my face and eyes, but I tried this a few times, and liked it! It wasn't greasy like most eye makeup removers are. Both items are also very good for sensitive skin and are VERY cheap!


The last new item I got was Younique's Uplift Eye Serum. I have been thinking about buying it for a while now, but I didn't think I needed it since I don't have wrinkles (yet)...but I found out it does so much more than reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

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I have these weird psoriasis spots on my eyebrow and eyelid, and since using this eye serum for the past 2 weeks, it has completely gone away! Also, I heard it helps stretch marks, so I've been putting it on my stomach, and my stretch marks look a lot better already! I will update you in about a month to see how much better they look! So if you are in the market for an eye serum, that can be used for a lot of other uses, I suggest the Uplift Eye Serum! You can check it out here.

I want to hear what your favorite skin care must haves are! Comment below and share with me! Honestly, about a year ago, I could care less about skin care, but now that I'm a few years from 30, I'm starting to care about it a lot more!

Thanks for reading! Have a great week & God Bless!

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