This post  is brought to you by Vanity Planet and The Motherhood. As always, all opinions are my own.

Makeup brushes are one of those items that you can truly never have too many of – at least that is what I constantly tell myself. I have been through so many sets that include 5-6 of your basic everyday brushes and then end up having to purchase more individual ones for specific uses. Purchasing brushes like this basically means that when it comes time to pack for a trip, I end up tossing numerous brushes in the same bag as my makeup. I really wanted to find something that had all the different kinds of brushes I like but is also friendly when on the go.

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The ‘Palette‘ is a 15 piece professional makeup brush collection from Vanity Planet and it is exactly what I was looking for. This set includes 1 rollout case and the following brushes:

1. Kabuki Brush – to apply mineral powder
2. Powder/Blush Brush – to apply powder foundation and blush
3. Flat Top Stippling Brush – to apply light powder or creamy products
4. Angled Contour Brush – for blending and contouring
5. Liquid Foundation Brush – to apply liquid foundation
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Large Fan Brush – to apply blush, blending, highlights, and for brushing off excess powder
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Concealer Brush – for concealing a concentrated area
8. Medium Blender – for blending
9. Smudging Brush – to smudge specific area of a smoky eye
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Crease Shader – for controlled application of shadow on eye creases
11. Large Domed Shader – to shade powders and moisturizer-based products
12. Precision Concealer – to apply concealer to small, targeted areas
13. Rounded Liner Brush – for applying cream eyeliner products
14. Angled Lining Brush – for precise eyeliner application
15. Lip Liner Brush with cap – to apply lip liner for a smooth contour

These 15 brushes will work for you to achieve any look you are going for so no need to buy any additional to add to this set. The rollout case is my absolute favorite.

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It allows you to keep all of your brushes in one space so they are organized and has a protective flap that keeps your brushes clean. This set is super compact and is perfect for when on the go. They are cruelty free and made with premium synthetic bristles that have a super soft and silk feel. I have been using them for a few weeks and the larger powder brushes work so well for my everyday makeup look. They also clean easily while maintaining their shape.

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This brush set retails for $100 but is currently on sale for $80.

GUESS WHAT? I have a special 70% off promo code for my readers which will bring the price down to $24!!!!! That price is a steal for such a great set. Click HERE to check out the details on this set and enter promo code: Pearls70 at checkout for the additional discount.

I’ve been a fan of SK-II for quite some time now. They are pioneers in the skincare industry and very well known for their luxorious products to keep your skin healthy, smooth and more youthful looking. When I found out that they had a global campaign going on all about the pressures and “expiration date” that society puts on women, I knew I wanted and HAD to share this message with my readers.

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It’s 2017 and there are still so many people around the world that think there is a certain timeline that women must follow in order to create this complete and happy life that society has sold us.

“You’re 30… single… & childless?! There MUST be something wrong with YOU. You must not be looking hard enough. “

What complete BS.

I was 29 when I got married and 30 when my son was born. A lot of people think this is the ideal age for marriage and starting a family but in reality… that is just how MY life played out. I had many people question when I would settle down and then on my wedding day people already asking about children.

 I think it’s important more now than ever that we allow women to make their own decisions on marriage and children and when is the right time for them, if ever, to take that path. We need to encourage women that self happiness is worth so much more than just settling and that age is truly just a number. Lets stop the stigma that a single woman over the age of 30 is on a timeline and her worth is decreasing.

Don’t let society’s pressure dictate your future and remember that everything perfect for you comes in due time. Let’s raise this next generation of young women to be independent and strong but most of all to know that we are more than just our age. Below I have linked SK-II video to this great campaign. Please watch it and have a tissue handy.

Swimsuit season is here! To be completely honest, I have never been 100% comfortable in a bikini. I look back to my teen years and early 20’s and my now (almost) 32 year old self is like what?! I would give anything to have that rockin’ bod back. My son is almost 2 and I still have a few extra pounds lingering so to say I dread putting on a bathing suit would be an understatement. I’m all about women empowerment and loving ourselves as we are and so I wanted to put together a list of swimsuits that would look SMOKING HOT on us ladies that are carrying a little extra love.

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  1. L*Space | Haley Top ($79) + Brooklyn Bottoms ($99)
  2. Rachel Roy | Tribal Sands V-Neck ($118)
  3. Target / Merona | Flounce One Piece ($40)
  4. Becca | Souther Belle Strap Top ($84) + High Waist Bottoms ($58)
  5. Rachel Roy | Strappy One Piece ($106)
  6. Kenneth Cole | Embroidered High Neck Top ($43) + High Waist Bottoms ($37)

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media, all opinions expressed are my own.

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It’s finally starting to feel like Spring over here in New Jersey and I have to say…. I. AM. LOVING. IT! We all know that when the seasons change we are constantly having to switch up our beauty routine and apparel. So I wanted to share with you guys some must have items for those Spring Days & Summer Nights.

Nad’s Sensitive Hair Removal Cream 

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As the weather starts to heat up, we instantly start to pull out those LBD’s so making sure we have smooth (& hairless!) skin is a priority. I have sensitive skin so I am always extra careful about the products I use and that is exactly why I appreciate that Nad’s is formulated with natural extracts of melon, aloe vera, avocado oil and honey to soothe and protect sensitive skin. You simply apply the cream (do not exceed 10 minutes) then wipe off for quick and painless hair removal in as little as 4 minutes. Click HERE to purchase.

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Bloom Mineral 4 Piece Beauty Essentials 

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While skincare is important year round, I find myself taking extra steps during the Spring and Summer to make sure it stays cleansed and moisturized. I really love this 4 piece set from Bloom Mineral. It includes:

Purifying Mud Mask (1 oz.) | This mask is created with mud from the Dead Sea and is then mixed with olive oil, honey, fragrance and Aloe Vera extract. It cleans your impurities deep within as well as help keeps your skin soft and looking more refreshed.

Softening Cleansing Milk (1 oz.) | This product allows you to remove makeup and clean your face by using only natural moisturizers from Dead Sea minerals.

Moisture Shield (1 oz.) | Enriched with Dead Sea minerals, this product will allow moisture to flood your skin with hydration all day long.

Shielding Eye Cream (1 oz.) | This formula is made with vitamin E fruit extracts and Dead Sea minerals. It helps to control visible signs of aging, as well as tired signs around the eyes.

Use promo code: skin25 at check out for 25% off (good through June 30th)

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Clear Eyes Pure Relief® Multi-Symptom

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This is the time of the year where my eyes are constantly itchy. I just put a drop or two of Clear Eyes Pure Relief and I feel instant soothing comfort. The proprietary Clear Eyes Pure Relief® bottle has a builtin purifying filter that keeps the bacteria out, so there’s no need for preservatives. Get your $3 off coupon HERE.

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Coobie Seamless Bralette

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This bralette is EVERYTHING! It’s made with soft, stretchy lace and is so comfy. The cups are lined, it’s bulk free and it holds you in place perfectly. I love that the straps are adjustable and can be turned into racerback style. They are available in 3 sizes: Small (28A-32D), Medium (32A-34D), and Large (36A-38D). Click HERE to check out all the styles they offer.

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If you love a good Beauty DIY then raise your hand…

OK. Well now that most of us have our hands waving in the air, let’s chat about SheaMoisture’s new Beauty Hack collection. Beauty Hack is a three-step at-home system that allows consumers to customize their own beauty blends for the face, body and hair. What I really love is that these products are made with natural, certified organic and fair trade ingredients so you know exactly what you are putting on your body. They are also cruelty, sulfate and paraben free. Beauty Hack allows you to get creative and experiment with different blends which is always fun too. It is recommended that you blend as you go and use immediately to guarantee freshness and reduce waste.

STEP 1: Bases

  • Aztec Bentonite Clay ($12.99)
  • Body & Hair Cleanser ($8.99)
  • Body Moisturizer ($8.99)
  • Body Oil ($8.99)
  • Moroccan Rhassoul Clay ($12.99)
  • Sugar Scrub ($8.99)

STEP 2: Oils

  • 100% Coconut Oil ($3.99)
  • 100% Pure Avocado Oil ($9.99)
  • 100% Pure Grapeseed Oil ($5.99)
  • 100% Pure Macadamia Oil ($9.99)
  • 100% Sunflower Oil ($9.99)
  • 100% Raw Shea Butter ($3.99)

STEP 3: Aroma Fragrance Oils

  • Frankincense & Myrrh ($3.99)
  • Lavender & Wild Orchid ($3.99)
  • Lemongrass ($3.99)
  • Olive & Green Tea ($3.99)
  • Rose ($3.99)

While the possibilities are endless with Beauty Hack, I wanted to share with you my favorite DIY.

Rose Body Moisturizer

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I made this by mixing 3 tablespoons of the Beauty Hack body moisturizer base, 1 teaspoon of the Beauty Hack pure coconut oil and 2 drops of the Beauty Hack Rose oil. This moisturizer left my skin SO soft and the rose scent was nice and subtle.

Have you tried SheaMoisture’s Beauty Hack collection? If so – what is your favorite product? I’m looking forward to creating some more great products for my skin and including fresh ingredients from my kitchen.

Beauty Hack is available at ULTA , ULTA.com and SheaMoisture.com