Hello friends! It seems like the year is absolutely flying by and my gosh I haven’t written anything here on the blog (or done anything on any of my platforms like Blog, YouTube or Podcast) in months. But, my goal is to get my ish together now. The boys are back to school and I think I can finally find the time to get with the scheduled program I had set forth to do this year. Today I’m excited to share with all of you a new Podcast episode.
I truly do enjoy making podcast episodes and segments and my goal moving forward is to post a new one each week. I have so much to talk about and so much to share. Being that I’m just a few short months (less than 4 to be exact) before I hit the big 4-0, I decided that I really need to share some of that knowledge where I can.
Today’s episode talks about my thoughts on the Limited Netflix Show, Unbelievable. I share a little about my own experience and get a little personal. I also talk about a few things that have been happening in my life lately, what I’ve been up to and what I’ve been watching.
It may take me a few tries to get in the habit of things again and writing my thoughts down, so bare with me as I get through this transition. I hope you all enjoy this podcast episode and I look forward to sharing more with you in the future.
In about 6 months, give or take, I’ll be hitting the big 4-0. Yup, you read that correctly, I’ll be 40. I have had my fair share of skin issues over the years and who doesn’t want to look like they’re in their 20s? Honestly, I’m still looking for the fountain of youth and I’m constantly trying new and innovative products. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you a new-to-me brand called Airelle. I have two products from Airelle Skin and I’m so excited to give you the rundown on each one. Let’s get started, shall we?
About Airelle Skincare
Airelle is the only naturally derived skincare company that uses the scientifically proven Berrimatrix technology and scientific skincare evidence to counteract the aging process. This technology (Berrimatrix) is the latest, naturally sourced skincare ingredient that is recognized by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology for its various anti-aging benefits that it provides. Their goal was to develop a skincare product line that incorporated natural ingredients alongside medical grade formulas. The reasoning was to have skincare that offered anti-oxidant properties as well as innovative preventative benefits for the skin.
What is Berrimatrix and why is it the Best Antioxidant for your skin?
Berrimatrix is a formula that is clinically proven to help protect against Infrared radiation and collagen breakdown that can happen to your skin after environmental exposure. It is a super blueberry that is proven to counteract wrinkles. Berrimatrix is scientifically proven by the world’s top scientists to help protect from the damage of Infrared radiation. All of this while also helping to slow the signs of aging the skin. This ingredient is a powerful natural antioxidant compound that not only improves the quality of the skin, but also the skin’s texture. You are basically getting support for your skin at the cellular level. The Berrimatrix components in this skincare line will help to protect and preserve the collagen that is already there. The ingredient has proven benefits to help preserve, prevent and improve the skin altogether.
Did you know that up to 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun? 30% of damaging radiation from the sun is infrared radiation. It penetrates deeper, triggering collagen breakdown.
Airelle Intense Repair Hydrator
The first product I tried from Airelle is the Intense Hydrating Repair Complex. Many know that I suffer from extremely dry and sensitive skin, so the words repair and hydrate really excited me about this product. More than just a moisturizing serum or cream, the Intense Hydrating Repair Complex is a 2-in-1. It is light-weight and antioxidant infused for optimal benefit. Designed to be a hydrating and anti-aging serum in one. Containing Airelle’s powerhouse ingredient – Berrimatrix, to help improve fine lines and wrinkles as well as overall hydration.
What does the Airelle Intense Repair Hydrator do?
Hydrates the skin and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles
Improves dry skin, texture, and uneven skin tone
Helps to support the skin from environmental damage
Helps slow the onset of new wrinkle formation using the Berrimatrix technology
Dermatologist recommended (my favorite claim since most products are just dermatologist tested)
When using the Hydrator, a very little of this product goes a long way and the texture of this product is unlike any I have used before. This is so much more than a moisturizer and serum, it’s creamy gold in a bottle. This is a light-weight product and you will notice a difference after the first use. Immediately after applying the product, my skin felt smooth, soft and quenched with moisture. My skin felt moisturized but also, kind of tight (in all the good ways). I forget I have anything on when I’m using it and my skin is so unbelievably soft – like, baby soft.
Airelle Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment
In addition to the Hydrator, I also had the awesome opportunity to try the Airelle Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment. The Eye + Lip Treatment was formulated to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and lips. It targets dark under-eye circles, crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eye area. It helps to decrease forehead frown lines. And, for lips it helps to diminish upper lip wrinkles and smile lines.
What does the Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment do?
Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
Diminishes the upper lip lines, smile and frown lines
Helps reduce the puffiness around the eyes
Diminishes the appearance of upper lip lines
Helps slow the onset of new wrinkle formation using Berrimatrix technology
While I’ve only used this product a few months, I’m absolutely smitten by its results. This product has been such a go-to to hydrate those areas while diminishing the wrinkles I have been starting to develop. Since this product is in roller-ball form, it’s easy to apply and not sticky at all. Within a month I noticed a dramatic difference in how my skin looked and felt. Easy application and firmness in all the right places. Not to mention, my puffy eyes I get from allergy season have been at bay thanks to this roller.
Both products have provided me with much more moisturized skin, which is a huge benefit for me. In the image above, I have not edited, added a filter or blurred my face. You can still see the texture as well as my freckles and some acne scarring. However, my fine lines and wrinkles have definitely decreased (quite dramatically, I might add) and my skin looks fresh and hydrated.
My Final Thoughts
Airelle products are quite costly, considering the amount of product in each. I have tried many luxurious products in the past, but these really do provide you with great results. I’m going to have to work a few extra jobs to keep up with purchasing their products for use, but I am absolutely loving them. Both products feel so great on my skin and I have found that a little goes a long way for each of them, which is a huge benefit considering the price point. Honestly, I don’t think my skin has looked this good in a long time, especially considering the brutal weather and change in diet it has gone through. I still can’t get over how awesome my skin looks and feels and I attribute it to the combination of these products and others I currently have in rotation.
So what about you, have you tried anything from Airelle Skin before? If not, would you consider trying any of these products, especially considering the price point? Which product do you think you’d splurge on?
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration and feature. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. Affiliate links are posted within. Please visit my Disclosures Page for more information and details.
I have been really trying new products lately and all of them I have gotten at affordable prices. I can do a review or share swatches of these products individually if you would like, so let me know. Today on my YouTube channel I share with you a collective beauty haul, featuring CColor Cosmetics, Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty, ColourPop and Morphe. Want to see what I picked up? Click here to watch directly on YouTube or check out the embedded video below.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this video/post were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted throughout. This is not a sponsored post.
Oh, happy day my dear friends. This post is going to be short and sweet. I have a video embedded below or you can click on the link here, to an Old Navy Haul and Try On featuring Spring and Summer Clothing. It surely was a blast finding so many awesome goodies to use for the season now that the weather is starting to warm up. Who doesn’t enjoy checking out fun and affordable clothing finds?
Disclaimer: The products featured in the embedded video were purchased with my own money. All opinions are 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links may be posted throughout.
My favorite part about Spring and Summer months is that I can really embrace the casual, cool and fun outfits that come along with the seasons. Today I wanted to share with all of you a quick Outfit of the Day (ootd). This is a casual outfit of the day for spring and summer. We all know I’m about that casual life. lol So if you’re interested in the details of this outfit, keep on reading.
The Outfit Details
My jumpsuit is from a local island chain called Jeans Warehouse. It’s a cute strapless jumpsuit with drawstring details around the waste. It has a black base with small florals throughout. My sandals are super comfy and easy to throw on, they are Tubular Faux-Suede Sandals from Old Navy.
My sunglasses are from Coach and are called the Horse & Carriage Style. My bracelets were gifts from my husband and my parents. The gold being a Hawaiian Heirloom plumeria bangle and my green jade. I am wearing one of my Invicta watches – the Angel Divers analog two-tone watch. My necklace is the usual gold chain that I use often (a gift from my Grandma Young). It is paired with a gorgeous three-tiered Edison pearl necklace from Nagasako Designs. I’ve written about Nagasako Designs before, which you can read about here.
You can also check out the video of this outfit that includes all the details.
My super simple and easy casual outfit of the day is basically inspired by the warm weather we experience here in Hawaii. This past winter has taken us all by surprise, but I’m enjoying Spring and excited for Summer months. You can’t go wrong with wearing something that’s cool and breathable, airy and comfy.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Pacific BioDiesel for adding a little sunshine to Maui with their beautiful sunflower fields. If you want to learn more about them as well as their sister company – Kuleana Beauty, I have written about them here before.
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to watch my video or read my post on my casual outfit of the day for spring and summer. I haven’t been doing these kinds of posts or videos as often as I once did because I’ve been pretty busy, but my plan is to do them more.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were purchased with my own money. Affiliate links are posted throughout. Please be sure to read my disclaimer and disclosures regarding affiliate links.
A few months ago I was contacted by Alter Ego and asked if I wanted to take a test drive of their new (soon to be released) Temptress Palette. I have never heard of the brand before and I was absolutely intrigued, since the palette was said to be a dupe of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette. Since then, I have been using the palette and trying it out. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you my thoughts and swatches of the Alter Ego Temptress Palette. Do I like it? You’ll have to read on to see!
About The Alter Ego Temptress Palette
The Alter Ego Temptress Palette retails for $16.00. It comes with 14 gorgeously pigmented shades. I also got two brushes, a large shader brush and a blender brush. The Temptress palette launched in January of this year and is pretty much a perfect dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette. I don’t have the Sultry palette to compare for you, but after looking at it in person and comparing with my Temptress palette, I’m absolutely swooning over the similarities and quality.
The Temptress Palette features a mix of matte and metallic shades in a range of nude, golden and bronze type tones. The palette is Cruelty-free and paraben-free. It’s made in the PRC but is distributed and sold in the United States. The palette is a total steal for the quality and awesomeness you receive.
Talc, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Kaolin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethyhexylglycerin. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Black 2 (CI 77266), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
My Overall Thoughts
The shades are very pigmented. But, what I love about them is that they are not powdery like you’d expect from a cheaper, more affordable palette. The shadows are creamy, but not so buttery that it makes a mess. I also love that there is minimal to little fallout from the shadows. I can grab for this palette on a daily and use it on my lids for a pop of color or an everyday look. I have been wanting to purchase the ABH Sultry Palette and missed when it was on sale, so I decided it wasn’t for me. But, having this palette in my hands, I am not missing the Sultry palette at all.
The perfect Every Day Palette for looks that are effortless and easy to create.
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I have been loving how great this palette blends on my mature eyelids. I’m just absolutely amazed with the quality of this product. I am also loving that Alter Ego has supreme customer service as they have been answering all my questions. I have already had several family members order this palette after I shared my thoughts with them. They are loving it as much as I am.
So, what about you? Do you think this would be a palette you’d be interested in checking out for yourself? I highly suggest trying it out. For the price point, it can’t be beat. And, you get a luxury and high-end product feel without the price point.
Disclaimer: Thank you Alter Ego for sending over this product for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links can and may be listed through out this post. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.
As a blogger, I am so very thankful that the World is my office. I literally can take my laptop (or phone, or both) and writing tools with me and work anywhere I want. But, being able to carry all of my blogger necessities is not always easy, until now. Today, I introduce you to the American Shield Granite 25 Backpack. My go-to to carry all of my blogger (or even hiking and travel) necessities.
My Favorite Blogging Companion
Everyone knows that when it comes to blogging on the go, a camera and laptop (or some sort of writing tool) is a must. But for me, I am always looking for something to hold my things securely. Recently I was contacted by American Shield to try out their Granite 25 Backpack and I’m not only impressed, but I’m also loving it. If you’re looking for something that is not only classy and stylish but completely functional – this is the bag for you. I’ve been using it as my blogger bag and it’s been the best backpack for my needs.
What makes this backpack so special?
The Granite 25 Backpack from American Shield is an elegant and timeless design. It offers you versatility with spacious room and can be used for functional or multi-purpose needs. The bag is designed and made in the USA. The Granite 25 features Oxford Fabric (that’s tough, strong and durable) with textile lining. You have beautiful genuine leather accents on the buckles that are gorgeous and smell absolutely amazing. You get a flap + press stud (magnet) + drawstring opening to ensure that you secure your belongings on the go. The magnetic closure is very strong and sturdy. The straps are padded for comfort and the back is also padded. There is also a 15″ laptop compartment, which comes in handy on days I want to take my laptop with me.
Lots of pockets to hold all of your things!
The bag features a total of 8 small inner pockets (perfect for pens, etc.), 1 front pocket, 2 external side pockets (my favorite place to put my cell phone or my water bottles), 1 back pocket and one strap pocket (perfect for your jump drive or memory cards, house key or pocket change). It’s comfortable to use, with adjustable straps and even comes equipped with a top handle.
Is the Granite 25 only available in black?
The Granite 25 Backpack is currently available in Black & Brown, Green, Coffee and Black (which I own). It’s made with quality materials so it will hold up to the stress you put on it. And, trust me when I say I put stress on the backpack. I have taken this backpack with me everywhere and it’s been a great companion.
What makes this backpack a favorite of mine?
My favorite part about this backpack is how comfortable it is on my shoulders. I suffer from back problems and holding a backpack on my shoulders and back for long periods of time can cause much strain. But, my Granite 25 is so comfortable on my back and helps to evenly proportion my items on my back so I can hold it comfortably. As I mentioned before, the back is also padded which makes it comfortable to wear. If I decide I don’t want to hold it on my back, I can use the top handle and hold it in my hands.
How much is it?
The Granite 25 backpack retails for $249.00. Yes, it’s a pretty hefty price tag, but absolutely worth the investment. The back is made of quality materials and as I mentioned before, it’s sturdy and will be a work horse for you. American Shield also offers a Limited Guarantee.
Granite 25 Backpack Sizing Dimensions
Length – 16.6 inches, Height – 13 inches and Depth – 7 inches (15.6x13x7) – (42cm x 33cm x 17cm)
The American Shield Granite 25 is a backpack worth looking into. As a planner girl, I find that I am always looking for a bag that I can grab all of my things and head on out. This backpack offers me the versatility to be able to hold A LOT of things that don’t need to be work related, so I can grab whatever I need at that moment and throw it in there.
This could be your Go-To backpack!
Did I mention that this makes a great bag for hiking, traveling or exploring? Well, it surely does. The backpack can hold so many things, that it makes it ideal for use as your go-to bag for any occasion. I’m looking forward to using this backpack for so many other uses. I think this would also make a fabulous graduation gift for that graduate that needs something good to carry all of their school books or work-related items.
Check out American Shield and the Granite 25 backpack at: https://ameshield.com/https://ameshield.com/ They offer a wide range of different types of bags to suit any need, type or otherwise.
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I am so beyond impressed with the quality of this backpack and I’ve been raving about it to everyone I know. It’s worth the price point when you get a backpack that’s gonna last. But I think one of the biggest qualities that this backpack has for me, is how it looks. This could easily be an executive style bag. It doesn’t look like a school kid’s backpack and could be used as a briefcase for an executive. It’s classy and very nice. I also love that it could be used for both women and men.
So, have you heard of American Shield before or the Granite 25 backpack? Is this something you could see your self utilizing?
Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.
I can’t believe that we are just a few days away from the first day of Spring. Don’t get it twisted you guys, I’m totally excited for Spring, but I’m definitely bummed that I won’t be able to use boots as often. I guess my boots will be packed up into the closet until Fall again. It gets so hot here on Maui that Spring and Summer months call for shorts, rompers, and dresses for me. However, this Winter was so much cooler than it has been in years, so I was able to utilize my boots this season. In honor of this interesting winter, I figured I would share my last winter outfit of 2019. Let’s get down to the deets, shall we?
I’m hoping this will be a quick post, but in case I ramble (as I did in my intro), I apologize for that. We all know that I love to get lengthy when I’m sharing… haha!
The Cardigan Duster is from Walmart, the Time & Tru brand. It is absolutely perfect for Fall or Winter months and is so soft like chenille. My sister actually lent this cardigan to me because the gorgeous green shade went so well with my outfit. My tie front, button-down, floral top is from a local boutique here in the Hawaii islands called Jeans Warehouse. Black distressed jeans are from Old Navy. My boots, my oh my, the boots… are one of my favorites. These boots are from American Eagle.
My handbag is one of my favorites in my collection. This Patricia Nash Cannes Satchel from the Heritage collection in Camel is gorgeous. I think this bag is so roomy and is the perfect bag for Fall, Winter or year round. My watch is Invicta. I have so many of them in my collection (at least 10, that I can’t recall which one). And, my sunglasses are my Coach Horse & Carriage shades. Bracelets that I’m wearing are handmade by me and I’m using my usual pendant and chain that you may see me sport daily.
Living in Hawaii means that most of the year, we are in cool and comfy clothes. But, I always look forward to the cooler months when I can pull out my boots and dress a little warmer. How about you, what are your favorite fall and winter staples?
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links may be posted throughout.
If you had told me, this time last year, that I would be where I am today, honestly… I would have probably laughed in your face. It’s weird… because sometimes I look in the mirror or at recent photos of me and I still don’t comprehend that the person I’m looking at is actually me. It’s crazy to fathom and I honestly still can’t believe it. But, I’m reminded constantly that all I need to do is look in the mirror, and remind myself how far I’ve come. Today I’m sharing with all of you a winter outfit of the day (OOTD) featuring Pink. With my weight loss, I’ve been much more comfortable to do my outfit posts again so I’m excited to share this one with all of you.
I’m constantly trying to convince myself that the person I see in the mirror, is definitely me. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d get this far and lose as much weight as I have to date. They don’t tell you how much losing weight and trying to get healthier can f*ck with your mind. Sorry about the f-bombs, but it’s true. I still can’t believe I am down 100 lbs since I started this healthy journey 2 years ago. But, even when I feel broken down and tired, tired of working out and eating well and all those other things, I’m reminded to look in the mirror. Look in the mirror and remind yourself how far you’ve come! Okay, nuff with the emotional humdrum… and on to the outfit details.
My cute little tie-dye top is from Pink. I picked it up during a sale while I was there shopping for new sports bras. Honestly, it has easily become one of my favorites because it has a peek-a-boo back that is super cute. It’s a fun t-shirt to dress up or use casually and I love it. I have paired this Pink t-shirt with distressed jeans from Old Navy. These jeans are seriously one of my favorites since they are so comfy to wear. You may be seeing more of this pair in future posts. My handbag is from Patricia Nash Cannes Satchel from the Heritage Collection. My boots, these are what really make this outfit fun. The boots are from Charlotte Russe, sadly which is about to close down.
I have been busy working my crafts lately and found myself creating new arm candy to wear. In this outfit, I’m using bangles that are handmade by me. As usual, I’m sporting one of my Invicta watches and for sunglasses, I am using my Coach Horse & Carriage pair.
“When everything in life gets so complicated… it only takes a day to change it.”
“You don’t have to be afraid you’re gonna fall apart. Sometimes life’s a masterpiece, you paint it in the dark. And, that’s when you know how beautiful you are, when you smile through your scars.”
– Round and Around by Kolohe Kai
While this post isn’t as deep as I would like, I hope that it helped you today – at least to make your day shine bright. Remember, if no one has told you today… You’re awesome! No matter the path or journey you’re on, so long as you keep going, nothing can hinder your path. xo Honey
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links can and may be posted throughout.
It’s been over a year since I last wore my hair straight so I really wanted to do so while trying out a “new to me” product. Today, I introduce to you the Instyler Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush. I’m writing this post a week after I actually filmed the demo video (posted below), so I also have a photo of what my hair looks like after a few days of wearing it straight.
So, the Instyler Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush retails for $59.99 at our local Ulta Store, which is where we picked it up. It claims to smooth, straighten and give you frizz-free hair in half the time it takes to use a flat iron.
Instyler Straight Up Details
65 Powerful Ceramic Heated Plates
7 Heat Settings from 330 degrees F to 450 degrees F
Cool Tip Ionic Bristles
Digital Temperature Display
Professional Swivel Cord
Automatic Shut Off
I used the Straight Up in my demo directly out of the box and did not read directions or tips on how to use the tool. I definitely suggest reading up on it prior and don’t do as I did. The tool itself heated up almost instantly and after less than a minute it was ready to be used.
I love that the Straight Up has a swivel cord, but would have liked it to have a longer cord altogether because some of my plugs in my house are near to the floor and I stand up when I straighten my hair. As I mentioned before, the tool heated up very quickly and while there are definitely hot spots on the brush, it was very comfortable to use and I could get on the top of my head without burning my scalp. Holding the brush takes a little getting used to, mainly because of the cord, but ultimately it was easy to grasp.
If you are looking for something like a flat iron but with minimal effort, I think you’ll enjoy this tool as much as I did. After my initial use, my hair stayed fairly straight without touching up for at least a week.
As you can see from the image below, the hair at the nape of my neck as well as the underneath began to get curly fastest, which is normal with me using a flat iron as well. I took this photo 5 days after initially using the Straight Up on my hair. It still had shine (not greasy) and I was still able to wear it down.
Overall, I think the Straight Up by Instyler is a great buy and a nice value considering it tackled my very long and curly hair. I would definitely recommend it and I like the ease of use. I may not be using it properly, but I like that it’s as simple as brushing through my hair.
Have you tried the Instyler Straight Up? If so, what are your thoughts on this product?
Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was purchased by a family member as a gift for me. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.
I love starting out the new year by sharing new services with my readers. Today I’m excited to share with you a new service available called ORBY TV Satellite Television. While I’m not able to tell you from my own experience about the service (they are not currently available in Hawaii), I wanted to share information about ORBY TV with all of you. If you’re looking to cut the cord on your television cable service and want to try something new – I have a few things I want to share about ORBY TV and how it differs from your standard cable service.
ORBY TV Satellite Television IS AFFORDABLE
ORBY TV is ONLY $40 a month. That includes taxes and fees and it’s NOT an introductory rate. Yup, you read that correctly – just $40 a month. You will need to buy the equipment and get it installed. But, you own the equipment after that, so you won’t have to pay monthly rental fees that other companies may require. Because the monthly service rates are so cheap, the equipment pays for itself in the first few months. You are literally just piling up savings over time – which is an awesome deal!
There are two different plans that you can choose from as well as additional services available for Orby TV Satellite Television:
$40 a month (Essentials Package) = 40 channels
$50 a month (Extras Package) = 60 channels
Add EPIX (EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX HITS & EPIX DRIVE-IN) for an additional $6/month
Add STARZ (STARZ, STARZ COMEDY, STARZENCORE, STARZENCORE WESTERNS) for an additional $9/month
LOCAL TV CHANNELS ARE ALWAYS FREE!
Local TV channels are always free with the included antenna. Once the equipment is installed, your local channels (where available) are free, even if you decide not to pay for a package of channels. This particular point got me excited because here in Hawaii with our local cable company, we no longer can run analog television or local channels without paying for a service agreement through the company. ORBY TV satellite television offers that to you, even if you decide you don’t want to continue with their service packages.
NO HIGH-SPEED INTERNET NEEDED
There is no high speed internet needed to use ORBY TV like you would need if you were utilizing streaming services. Because high speed service can often be really expensive or if you only have mobile, ORBY TV is a great choice.
CANCEL AT ANY TIME!
You can easily turn off your package of channels and then turn it back on when you want or need it. You only pay for the service when you want it, through a simple to use app. There are no reactivation fees or cancellation fees. You can cancel at any time! And, you still get your local channels even if you’re not paying for the monthly channel package.
NO CONTRACT / NO CREDIT CHECK
ORBY TV’s service is kind of like a pre-paid phone, but for television. There are no contracts, no credit checks and it’s the perfect service for anyone that is looking for an affordable way to watch television without spending hundreds of dollars a month. There are no rental fees, because again, you own the equipment.
WHAT’S THE SETUP COSTS?
Well, you’ll need to purchase the ORBY TV Hardware. The are available online via Orbytv.com or via stores like Best Buy. It will also be available at Target in March. The hardware will cost approximately $99 (depending on the location, etc.). Once you have the hardware, you’ll need to schedule to have it professional installed. Professional installation costs will be approximately $150. Once that is done, you select the monthly channel package you want and you’re good to go. As I mentioned before, you’ll also have access to free local channels and of course, low-cost programming from then on.
If you’re tired of contracts and teaser rates that skyrocket in a few months, you’ll absolutely enjoy ORBY TV. I love the fact that you don’t need to have a contract signed, because getting stuck in one of those is seriously deadly, lol. And, if you fall on hard times financially or say you just want to save that extra $40 – $50 a month, you can decide to cancel at any time without penalty. You don’t have to worry about feeling like the repo man is coming to pick up your box or your satellite dish, because you own the hardware. And, turning the service back on is as easy as selecting the package you want again and moving from there – no need to pay all over again.
FORGET BEING FED UP WITH HIGH TV PRICES
ORBY TV is seriously changing how we pay and watch television. They are affordable with a fixed price and high-quality digital satellite television service. ORBY TV newly launched on 1/21/19 so this is the perfect time to check them out and give them a trial run. As soon as they hit Hawaii, I’m positive my family and I will be signing up and installing our own hardware box.
So what about you? Will you be trying out ORBY TV? I think that the price point and the fact that there are no contracts is a huge buying point for me. I also love the fact that we can get our local channels free. Our local service doesn’t even provide that and so we are streaming our local channels online in order to watch them. I definitely suggest checking out ORBY TV satellite televisionand find out more about what they have to offer.
One of my New Years 2019 goals is to have more movie nights with my fam bam. So, when I heard that Goosebumps 2 was about to release on DVD & Blu-ray I couldn’t help but get extremely excited to watch it. You see, watching movies at home helps to make Movie Night with my family personally, but is also much more convenient than running out to the theater and dealing with uncomfortable seats. Furthermore, I grew up with R.L. Stine books and absolutely loved Goosebumps the Movie, so I couldn’t wait to share Goosebumps 2 with my family.
Goosebumps 2 is now available for purchase on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD. You can also grab yourself the Combo which includes all three.
Great for Family Movie Night
For my birthday (which was Monday), my family and I sat down in front of the tube (do they even still call it that? In case you don’t know what I’m referencing, I mean the television. lol) and put in our Blu-Ray disc to watch Goosebumps 2. Based on the best-selling book series by R.L. Stine and starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Parnell and Ken Jeong.
About Goosebumps 2 – The Movie
You know I don’t like to spoil a movie before anyone is able to watch it, but I’m going to share a little run down on what happens. They say that you must “be careful what you wish for.” Well, this is all true when best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. While cleaning out the old Stine house, they find a locked book that frees a little nightmare named Slappy! The two friends, along with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah are in a race against time to get the dummy and the creatures that are roaming the town for Halloween back into the pages of the book before it’s too late.
Goosebumps 2 is funny with a combination of a little scary (not too scary for the littles though) and intrigue. I loved that Ken Jeong played a small role in this movie, but his character really gets an R.L. Stine reader excited about the movie.
The disc includes a lot of fun extras as well – like: a Gag Reel, deleted scenes, featurettes and Slappy-Oke Sing Alongs.
If you’re a fan of R.L. Stine or have read the Goosebumps Book Series, you’ll definitely enjoy this one. My family and I have been waiting patiently to watch and we really enjoyed it.
Goosebumps 2 has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is rated PG for scary creature action and images as well as some thematic elements, rude humor and language. The twins are 9 so they really enjoyed the movie, but there were some parts where they felt the need to close their eyes. Of course, they realized that it was not that scary and ultimately really loved the movie.
I love sharing my childhood with my sons and having some of my favorite books come to life in movies is definitely a great way to share it. I’ve got the twins wanting to read the books so I’m definitely excited about that. Check out some of the fun additions that you can do with your family like the Goosebumps Gummy Bear Slime or Science with Slappy where you can grow, observe and glow your bears.
Have you picked up your copy of Sony Pictures Goosebumps 2? As a family we definitely suggest you checking it out. Whether you want a copy of DVD or Blu-Ray or looking for the Digital copy, all of them are available and out now.
Thank you Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for sending over our copy of this awesome movie. My family and I loved it.
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Happy New Year fam! It seems like I haven’t written here in like forever and I still can’t get over the fact that it’s 2019. I’m excited about the new year and the changes I know are to come and the path I’m hoping to take this year. I used to share these types of posts with my readers pretty often over the years, but in the last few years I’ve slacked. So, I figured a new year, means I can try again, right? I started the new year pretty nicely, simple and effortless. As I finally find the time to log into my blog, I am also starting the new year with a new post on my birthday. Can you believe it, I’m 39 today. Anyway, I wanted to share my word of the year for 2019 and without further adieu, my word of the year for 2019 is…
Yup – you read that correctly. My word of the year for 2019 is balance. Last year, Inspire was my word and I thought I did a pretty good job at incorporating it into the year. But, I realized that I really needed to improve how I balance my life. Now, let me elaborate on this a bit. I struggled with finding the perfect balance between home life, workouts and getting healthier and my Blog, YouTube and Podcast, spending enough time outdoors enjoying life and just everything in general. I’m sure everyone has those times when you just can’t balance the fine line between your various life occurrences, right? But for me… I struggled with being able to do more than one at the same time, or focusing on just one thing. While I never really had that problem before, but it seemed like last year literally took the cherry on the pie and left me with the crust. I knew I needed to become a healthier me, so I took that time to focus on that and many things fell through the cracks. Once I started improving on my health, I focused on my family and having adventures and forgot about everything else. It seemed as if I couldn’t find the proper balance to tackle each task and part of life seamlessly.
CREATING BALANCE – HOW I PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH THIS
There’s so much for me to look forward to in 2019 and while I don’t do the whole “resolutions” thing, I definitely create a vision board to keep me on track with goals I’d like to accomplish for the year. I need to take the time to not only work on myself and my family life, but also create a life I continue to love. Here are a few things I’d like to focus on for this year to help create balance in my life:
Finding Balance in being healthy. Continuing to improve my health is very important to me. I’ve tried to make it a lifestyle change and my goal is to continue to work towards improvement while incorporating the tools I need to be successful.
Finding Balance in making time for myself and the things I enjoy and love to do. Whether that means finding time for a manicure or going for a walk – I must find time to spend on myself. Self-love is not just a hashtag, it’s an important part of what we need to do for ourselves.
Working on balance in work life – creating equal amounts of content for my blog, YouTube, Podcast and social media. Create the best content for engagement and really incorporate ideas from my viewers and readers. I want to be able to have a schedule that will allow me to post a minimum of once a week and create content that everyone will enjoy. Most importantly, content that I’m proud of.
Balance in my marriage. Important – plan for date nights with Kev and I. This may seem like such a small task, but I feel like we truly need to get out more together – just he and I. Date nights are definitely essential for any couple. After having children, it seems like we have been very focused on the boys and I must be able to have balance in life to spend time with Kev and really build our relationship again.
Balance in a schedule. This one – heck it’s not gonna be easy. I push so many tasks on the side to work a schedule that I think it essential. But I’m struggling to really get everything done. I need to be able to really use my calendar and various planners to keep organized with a good schedule so I can accomplish everything I need to and want to do.
Balance in food. I realized a lot about my eating habits in the last year. I am totally addicted to sugar. But if I can work through some of that as I have been doing and still be able to satisfy my cravings, I think I will be successful this year.
Balance in adventures. This may seem like an odd one, but I feel like I go through bouts of adventures and then a dry spell for a really long time. If I incorporate at least one type of adventure a week or a few each month, I’m not feeling like I missed out on so much or spent too much time playing instead of accomplishing important tasks.
There is obviously so much more I want to be able to focus my balance and time on. I have a lot of things I’d love to be able to accomplish this year and I’m optimistic that I will get it done.
New Year – Same Honey, Just Improved
I really started 2019 off on a good note (even if I’m just writing my first post for the year and it’s already 14 days in lol. I’m excited for all the adventures and the memories I’ll be making and creating this year. But, I truly want to make 2019 a year of balancing all of my tasks and daily life, while creating memories and working on myself. I look forward to looking back at this year and all the changes and accomplishments I’ve been able to make.
Do you have a Word of the Year?
So, tell me… do you have a word of the year? Any resolutions or goals you want to accomplish for 2019. I’d love to know all about it, so be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know.
It’s no secret that I have a crush on FarmHouse Fresh products. If you haven’t been a follower of my site long or if this is the first you’re hearing about FarmHouse Fresh, then be sure to head on over to other posts about this company which you can find here. FarmHouse Fresh has been a brand that I’ve been using faithfully now for over 3 years and I’m always excited for the Holiday sets they release. Today I’m going to share with you a few holiday gift sets that you can get your favorite skincare or beauty junkie. Let’s read on, shall we?
Blackberry and Beach Lip Gift Basket Sets
The Blackberry and Beach Gift Sets are a sure hit for anyone on your holiday gifting list. Each basket set comes with two popular products from FarmHouse Fresh. They are definitely some of my favorite products from the site (though let’s face it, I love anything and everything from FHF). Each 2-piece gift set comes in a farm basket and is ready to be gifted as is, or add a pretty bow on top. Priced at $30, these sets are 96-99% natural and gluten-free. The sets include their yummy polish to scrub away and smooth your lips (perfect for winter weather) and their scrumptious lip balm, an absolute must-have for any lip balm lover.
Moon Dip Back To Youth Ageless Mousse for Hands – FarmHouse Fresh Products
Of course, you can’t forget a great hand cream for the winter months and I am a huge lover of hand creams and lotions for holiday gift giving. The Moon Dip Back to Youth Ageless Mousse for hands is perfect for travel or take on the go and just like my favorite Moon Dip in the glass jar, this hand cream is loaded and boosted with vitamin-rich emollient oils that lock in the hydration and suppleness. It feels like powder on the skin with a soft texture that is just like magic. Deep-winkle peptides help to visibly firm the look of your skin overtime, leaving your hands ready for gorgeous nail polish and showstopping photographs. Did I mention the scent? Light milk-oat scent is soft but fragrant. It’s a soft scent that is perfect for everyday use.
Whoopie! Deluxe Boxed Gift Set
I also highly suggest picking up one of the Whoopie Box Sets. I wrote about it before on the blog and I love that they still offer this option for their customers. If you are looking to try FHF products, this is a great way to test out some of my favorites. This collection is Vegan, 95% Natural and Gluten Free. For $54.00 you get a steal of a deal and it’s worth every single penny and more. You can see a similar set featured here on my blog.
Scrub Down & Silk Up – Soft & Fluffy Limited Edition Gift Sets
Last, but certainly not least, is the Soft & Fluffy Limited Edition Gift Set. I wrote about a similar set a few years back and it continues to be one of my favorite products to buy for my loved ones. Retailing for $34.00 – this Limited Edition Set is the perfect way to pamper. It includes a 3 step body transformation kit and a nourishing Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream. The 3-step sampler includes 3 ounce jars of Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub (an O-List Favorite), Whoopie! Cream Shea Butter (a Redbook MVP Beauty Award Winner and one of Honey’s Favorite Things) and Agave Nectar Body Oil (another Honey’s Favorite Things item). It also includes the Fluffy Bunny Shea Butter Hand Cream. I have featured a similar set on my blog here.
Why Does FHF make Honey’s Favorite Things each year?
I usually include products in a Holiday Gift Guide each year, but I decided I would change things up a bit. I wanted to be able to feature my favorite products and brands in their own posts. FarmHouse Fresh products continuously make my Holiday Gift Guides (Honey’s Favorite Things) each year because they are my favorites and I love them. I purchase gifts for family and friends from this brand each year because I know that they will always have the quality I want at prices that anyone can afford. Even if they were costly, their products are worth every single penny. If you haven’t tried anything from FHF before, trust me when I say, once you do, you’ll be addicted to their quality and scents.
Interested in picking up any of these gifts for the holidays? Or want to pick up something else from the delectable line up of FarmHouse Fresh treats? Click here and check out their website.
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