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What I Got For Christmas 2014

Happy Tuesday!! Hope everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends during the holiday!! I sure did and I need to take long weekends more often. It felt nice not having to worry about setting an alarm, rushing to get ready in the morning and just enjoying the time off. Well here is what I got for Christmas this year and I love everything! What did you get this year? Comment below and let me know!! See you guys in 2015!!!


~**Drea Notes**~
My son got a lot of musical instruments this year, he can start a band now lol!! It was so much fun watching how excited he was that Santa came!!
I can't wait for what 2015 has in store!
I think I'm going to do another no buy before IMATS again. 
Watch out for a giveaway coming soon!!

InstaNaturals Review*

It's officially Christmas Day and I finished wrapping all the presents, baking cookies and making sure someone stays asleep lol! Well I'm here to bring you a review on a few InstaNatural products. *This post is powered by BrandBacker and these are based on my opinions after using the products.
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A little bit about Insta Naturals,  InstaNatural is a leading online distributor of a collection of nature-inspired beauty and cosmetic products. All of InstaNatural's products are produced in small batches and packaged in FDA-certified facilities in the USA to ensure freshness and safety for customers. With results-driven products backed by a lifetime satisfaction guarantee, InstaNatural is focused on providing the best collection of beauty products to address a wide variety of skincare needs. (taken directly from InstaNaturals website). They have a wide variety of skin care, hair and body care. I was happy to have the chance to try out more than one product f…

Resolute Beauty Blogger- Decemeber 2014

Happy Rainy Tuesday!! Christmas will be here Thursday and I haven't wrapped one present yet lol!! I have so much to do as always lol!! Well here is my monthly progress of my blogging and personal goals I have set for myself. Let's see how I did thins month!! Blogging Goals 1. Set A Blogging Schedule - I'm still sticking to my Sunday, Tuesday and Friday schedule. 2. Get New Calendar and Blogging Book- I'm currently planning post for January and possibly a giveaway since my birthday is next month! I've been taking notes on products I've been using, ideas I have and keeping track of everything!! 3. Learn More About Blogging- I've been researching on how to drive more traffic to my blog, be more engaging, and how change a few things. I've found a lot of good information!! 4. Attend A Blogging Event- I've still been unsuccessful at this. I have been looking around but hopefully I find something soon. My friends and I got our tickets to IMATS next year, I'…

Unboxing of Influentser Frosty Vox Box*

I can't believe I'm up at 3am doing this. Well here is what I received in Influesnter's Frosty Vox Box. *I received these product complementary for testing purposes?" Did you get this box? What were your thoughts?? See you guys Tuesday!!

December Birchbox and Ipsy

Happy Friday!! Can you believe how close Christmas is?? Here is what I got in my December Birchbox and Ipsy. What did you get this month? Comment below and let me know!! See you guys Sunday!!

~**Drea Notes**~
If you follow me on Instagram, I've started posting my Face of the day and on my Facebook page. Hopefully I can do a makeup tutorial soon!!
I need to wrap my Christmas presents soon and my son said Santa wants Oatmeal Raisin cookies this year lol!!!

Morphe Brush Review

Happy Tuesday!! Just can't believe Christmas is next week!! Did you get all your shopping done? I did for the most part, now it's just putting things together lol!! Well this post is going to be a review on Morphe brushes. I'm sure you have heard the name and seen some of your favorite makeup artist using them. I purchased these at IMATS back in April and have been loving them. I already want to purchase more. So let's get into the reviews.



Eyes

(M411- Pointed Blender and M200-Deluxe Crease)
It is always important to blend, blend blend your makeup!! I do have a few blending brushes but I wanted to have a few backups when I clean them. I love how soft these brushes are and how well they blend out eye shadows. I mainly use the Pointed Blender(black bristles) for the the outer crease and the deluxe crease(brown bristles) for right above my lid. 

Face
(B1-Jumbo Fluffy Brush and M439-Deluxe Buffer)
I normally don't set my foundation with a powder and wanted to start doing s…

Brown Box Hair Product Reviews

Happy Sunday!! I'm currently watching my team playing in the Sunday Night Football game and savoring the last of the weekend! I haven't done a post in this series in a while, I've been loving my new favorite hair products!! My best friend gave me another box of hair products to try out and I got around to using a few. Lets get into the reviews!!


Carol's Daughter Sacred Tiare Shampoo and Conditioner



You guys know how much I love Carol's Daughter!! When I started my natural journey, these were the products I started out using and still use today. I was pretty excited when I saw these in the box! First I love that the containers have pumps, it make it easy to dispense when your hands are wet and impossible to spill out. I'll start out with the shampoo. I love how you don't need a lot of product to wash with. It really left my hair feeling soft and clean. With the conditioner, I love the creamy and silky texture. It is easy to work with and easy to detangle my h…

Holiday Wish List

Happy Friday!! I was out early getting my Christmas shopping done and I'm tired lol!! Well I'm excited for the holiday season and thought I would share some of the things that are on my wish list!!

(Images taken from the web)

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Palette
Prada Candy Perfume
Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette
Juicy Couture Perfume
Cute Shoes
Clothes
Micheal Kors bag
Sephora Gift Card
Anastasia Beverly Hill Contour Kit
Lorac Pro Palette

So those are some of the things I would love to receive for Christmas but as long as my son is happy and I get to spend family time, it doesn't matter if I don't get everything. What is on your holiday wish list? Hope you guys enjoy the weekend and see you Sunday!!

~**Drea Notes**~
My boyfriend got the Elf on the Shelf for our son and he loves it. He named him Chase and it's fun trying to think of places to put him lol!! I love being a parent!!
I fell a little behind on the Ab and Squat challenge but I'm making the days up and I&…

Fall Favorites 2014- Hair

Its double does Tuesday!! Lol!! This is the last post in my Fall Favorites series. So let's get into Fall Hair Care!!

Moisturize from the Inside Out


Not only do you have to take care of the outside of your body, you should also take care of what's inside. I did stress the importance of drinking plenty of water with the last post and it is still as important. This is my favorite cup that I take with me everyday to work and just drink water all day. I try to refill this about 4 times during the day. I've noticed a difference in my skin and hair since I've cut out the juice and soda consummation.

Leave-In Conditioners


When it starts to get colder outside, you want to protect your hair from the harsh winds and cold air. It helps to really keep your hair moisturized. I do switch up the products I use on my hair but using a leave-in doesn't change. It really helps with keeping my hair moisturized and retaining the moisture in my hair. I still love my Hello Curlies Leave in…

Drea's Empties #1

Happy Rainy Tuesday!! Hope everyone is somewhere warm. I love watching empties videos and really was debating on doing them myself. I just took the chance and now I will be doing empties videos! Hope you enjoy! Have you tried any of the products mentioned? Comment below and let me know. Have a great rest of the week and see you guys Friday!!

~**Drea Notes**~
I've been debating on doing a holiday giveaway. Comment if you would like to see one.
I'm finally getting around to getting the Christmas decorations up. 


Black Friday Haul

Happy Friday!! Here is my small haul that I did on Black Friday. It was good to go out later in the day and sleep in a bit lol!! Did you go out that weekend? What did you get? Comment below and let me know!! Hope you have a great weekend, see you guys Sunday!!


~**Drea Notes**~


I've been so good with the 30 Day Squat and Ab challenge. Speaking of that, I need to go do some now lol!!

I can't wait until Christmas and play Santa again!


November Monthly Favorites

Happy Rainy Cold Tuesday!! Lol!! Here are a few products that I was loving last month. What were some of your monthly favorites?? Comment below and let me know!! See you guys Friday!!


~**Drea Notes**~
I keep forgetting to mention that I made a Facebook page for my blog. You can follow and like HERE!!

Still need to put my tree up and go Christmas shopping lol!! 
I'm starting the 30 Day Ab and Squat Challenge....again lol!! I'm going to stick to it this time and finish it out!!

The Resolute Beauty Blogger- November 2014

Happy Sunday!! How was your Thanksgiving? Did you go shopping on Black Friday? I had a great Thanksgiving with family and enjoyed some family time. Well I am half way through the year with my goals. Let's see the progress I made for this month.

Blogging Goals
1. Set A Blogging Schedule- I have still been sticking to my Sunday, Tuesday and Friday schedule.
2. Change Up The Current Style- I haven't much with my site yet but it is in the works.
3. Learn More About Blogging- I haven't done anymore research but still looking over the information I have collected. 
4. Attend A Blogging Event- Still looking for an even to attend. I was planning on going to the Holiday Pop Up Makeup Show but some scheduling conflicts came up so I have to miss this year. :( I am looking forward to IMATS again!!
5. Proof Read Better- I have been really working on this. I make sure to read over my post twice before publishing. I haven't seen many typos or mistakes lately. 
6. Get A New Blogging Calenda…

On a personal note.....Thankful

Happy Tuesday!! Sorry there was no post on Sunday. I was a bit under the weather and enjoying family time. I just wanted to take the time to say what I am thankful for this year. Can't believe Thanksgiving is on Thursday and it will be 2015 before we know it. So much has gone on in my life in this past year that has made me want to throw in the towel and give up, made me feel so defeated and broken. There have been things that have made me so overjoyed and in love with life. Life has just been a rollercoaster and I'm proud of myself for still standing and not backing down. I am so thankful for learning to be patient with life and knowing things are not on my time. Things do happen for a reason and sometimes it's hard to question it. You just have to know that there is always a rainbow at the end of the storm. I'm so thankful for my son who is my motivation to keep going and not give up. I look at him and know that he depends on me and needs me to be there for him. I pu…

Shopping My Beauty Samples

Happy Friday!! It has really been getting cold!! I just want to stay inside with some warm coffee or tea and food lol!! Today's post is going to be from Shopping My Beauty Samples series. Let's get into what I have been using lately.

Ruffian Nail Polish in Ruffian Naked



Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 10.00
Review: I always love when I get nail polish in my boxes. I get to try new brands that I haven't heard of before. I love this nail polish!! Its the perfect nude color for interviews, when you don't feel like wearing color or just for a clean look. The formula is so creamy, you just need two coats. It lasts for a few days and just an overall great polish. I have received another polish by Ruffian that I need to try soon. I would repurchase from this line.


Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream


Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 22.00
Review: It was great to get something else by Harvey Prince. I&#…

November Birchbox and Ipsy

Happy Tuesday!! Hope everyone is some place warm, it is so cold today!!! Here is what I received in my November Birchbox and Ipsy. What did you get this month? Comment below and let me know!! Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and see you guys Friday!!! Please stay warm!!!


~**Drea Notes**~
It is so cute listening to my son sing Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!! He's ready for Christmas and I didn't even start shopping yet lol!!
I'm already over this old,windy weather!! Bring back Spring!!!

Fall Favorites 2014- Skincare

Happy Sunday!! I've had another busy day with coaching my girls at a playoff game and it was so cold out there and birthday party. Also trying to get this laundry completed before it drives me crazy!! So here is the second post to my Fall Favorites and it is going to be on skincare.

Body


The colder weather is not so nice to my skin. I need to use something heavy to help keep my skin moisturized and soft. I just picked up the Nivea Essentially Enriched lotion and have been loving it so far. My skin is so soft and stays moisturized and doesn't get ashy lol. Its also good to reach for a good body cream or body butter to help your dry skin. I love the ones from Bath and Body Works.



It is also good to switch up your body cleansers when it gets cooler out. I still use a shower gel but will reach more for body creams to wash with. They are so moisturizing and help with keeping the moisture in your skin. Its also important to exfoliate your skin to help get rid of the dead skin cells a…

Kiss Insta Wave Automatic Curler Review*

Happy Friday!! I have had a crazy day and still have stuff to do. I finally have my computer back but the software for my web cam was not on here!! So I had to go get my boyfriend's iPad and then it was time to pick up my son from school and I had to wait until someone was home to occupy the little guy lol. Also trying to get clothes folded, put away and laundry done lol!! So this post is going to be a review on the new Kiss Insta Wave Automatic Curler. *This was provided for review by BrandBacker and my opinion is based on using this product. Grab a snack because this is going to be picture heavy and maybe a little long.


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Here is the product still in the packaging. According to the Kiss site,It’s quick and easy to get salon-quality curls with the revolutionary new InstaWave by KISS. Just push the button to style any type of hair effortlessly.
In order to use this product, I had to straighten my hair. Its a great time during the year and I wanted to change t…