Achieve a #FlawlessFinish Look with Sheer Cover Make-Up | Review + Giveaway Details

*Disclosure: I received the following items at no cost, through a ModernMom Insider Campaign. All opinions are my own and were not influenced. 


It's no secret that I love make-up and beauty products. Time and time again, we have brought you reviews of beauty products of all sorts. Recently, I participated in a ModernMom campaign where I received Sheer Cover make-up and I'm super excited to tell you about their mineral make-up that I have fallen in love with! They are dermatologist tested, non-comedogentic, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and sensitive skin tested! *Be sure to read at the end of this post where you can enter to win 1 of 10, years worth supplies of Sheer Cover make-up!

I received the following: 
Base Perfector Primer
Conceal & Brighten Trio- Concealer
Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation (in medium shade)
Sun-Kissed Bronzing Minerals
Lengthening Mascara
Lash Extending Fibers
4 brushes


So to get started, you start by applying a thin layer of the Base Perfector Primer on a clean face. I really like this product because it makes your face a clean "canvas" for the mineral make-up to last longer. 

Next, you apply the concealer. I do like that there are two different shades. Before I went to the beach and developed more of a tan I would use both colors to come up with the perfect shade. Once I became more tan I only use the darker concealer and matches my tone perfectly. In this trio-concealer there is also a brightener (the white). I have to admit, before receiving my Sheer Cover make-up I have never used a brightener for and wasn't quite sure what it was for. Thankfully my kit came with a guide and it told me where to apply the brightener and that is for highlighting your eyes. You apply under the brow bones and at the inner and outer corners of each eye, blending well. I am really enjoying the brightener and the concealer! I use the concealer brush and my finger tip to blend in both. 

The next step is to put on the mineral foundation. You simply tap a little foundation into the lid, then use a big brush to apply the foundation to your face in circular motions. I love that you can noticeably tell a difference after applying the foundation. It has great converge, but is also so light on your skin-- no thick cakey make-up! Afterwards, I do apply the bronzer onto my face. Since I have tanned more in the last couple of weeks I have noticed that this bronzer is not dark enough for my skin tone, but it will be perfect for me as a winter bronzer once I lose my tan (sad face). 


Having a really good mascara is important to me. My eyelashes are definitely blonde and thin, so I am always wanting to lengthen them and thicken them.  While the lengthening mascara and lash extending fibers do get the job done and accomplish a look I like, it is not my favorite mascara. I'm noticing it is really "sticky" and I do not like that all in a mascara. However, it is very easy to apply the mascara and fibers which is nice.

You can read more tips on how to apply Sheer Cover make-up here.

Overall, I am really loving the Sheer Cover products and my 'fresh and light' look! All of my blemishes are easily covered and ultimately that is what I am looking for when choosing make-up!


Giveaway!! You can win 1 of 10 one year's worth of Sheer Cover Studio Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation! Go HERE to enter to win!


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Baby Jogger Summit X3 2014 Giveaway Courtesy of PishPoshBaby


Welcome to the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Giveaway! hosted by Viva Veltoro & Thrifty Nifty Mommy, and generously sponsored by PishPoshBaby!

PishPoshBaby is the #1 online baby shop for all of your needs as a parent or caregiver. They offer top of the line baby brands with top notch customer service to go along with it. Their goal is to give you clarity, confidence, and comfort when making important and significant purchases for your precious little one. Speaking of important purchasing decisions, strollers can be a big investment. With so many to choose from, it's wonderful that PishPoshBaby has their team of "Mom Reps" available to guide you through the choices and give you feedback on which strollers might suit your needs best. Ruth from Viva Veltoro recently had the opportunity to review the Baby Jogger Summit X3 2014 from PishPoshBaby and she couldn't be more pleased with this fabulous jogging stroller. Make sure you check out the full review to see all of the great features of this high-quality stroller!


Here is a little bit of info about the Baby Jogger Summit X3 2014 from the PishPoshBaby website:
Go anywhere with this highly maneuverable hybrid jogger/stroller. With its all-wheel suspension, the Summit X3 provides exceptional performance on any terrain. A remote wheel lock on the handlebar allows you to easily shift between jogging and strolling. 
Features:
  • Patented Quick-Fold Technology--allows you to fold your stroller in one step
  • Universal Accessory Mounting Bracket: accessorize your stroller with ease
  • Remote action swivel lock to lock the front wheel for jogging exercise
  • All-wheel independent suspension
  • Hand-operated rear drum brakes for increased control on hilly terrain
  • 16" rear and 12" front quick-release pneumatic wheels with sealed ball bearings
  • Padded seat with additional support reclines to a near flat position
  • Vented seat recline with retractable weather cover
  • Ergonomic handlebar with wipe-clean grip
  • Multi-position sun canopy with peek-a-boo windows and side ventilation panels
  • Seat back storage compartment and large under seat storage basket
  • Adjustable 5-point safety harness with shoulder pads
  • Rear parking brake
  • Removable auto-lock to keep stroller folded for transportation or storage
PishPoshbaby is going to give one lucky reader a Baby Jogger Summit X3 2014 in their choice of color (valued at $429)!

Open to residents of the United States, ages 18 and up. Ends on 9/7/14 at 11:59 PM EDT. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!

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Homemade Organic Tomato Soup | Easy Recipe


Growing up, my mom would make homemade tomato soup and I do not think I began to appreciate it until I was an older teenager. I personally loved Campbell's tomato soup and always wanted it with grilled cheese. As I have gotten older and have really explored trying out making new dishes and soups, I began making my own tomato soup. The following recipe is so simple and easy to make, trust me! It is loaded with flavor and in my opinion better than Campbell's tomato soup!


I used freshly picked organic tomatoes from my mother-in-laws' neighbor's garden. Aren't they just gorgeous (they are without the skins in this picture).

Ingredients:
5-6 medium-large ripe tomatoes
1 teaspoon baking soda
Milk (as much or as little as you want)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Wash and cut the cores out of the tops of each tomato. Place in a pot of lightly boiled water for 7-10 minutes until you see the skins starting to separate. Take out each tomato and place on a plate to cool. Gently take off the skins of each tomato.
Place the tomatoes in an empty pot on medium and let them reduce. Simmer for 10-15. You can either puree the tomatoes for a creamy texture, or leave it chunky (I like to puree mine). Add the baking soda, seasonings and milk to taste. You can add as little or as much milk as you'd like. That's it! Enjoy!

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