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Hey friend! I'm Noelle, your virtual beauty-lovin' bestie, here to share makeup tutorials, product reviews, motherhood stories and everything in between! XO, Noelle is all about being the best version of yourself - inside and out.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fitness | Birthday Cake Protein Shake

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions.

I don't know if you guys have noticed but recently, I just haven't been feeling myself. I wasn't sad or mad or anything like that....just...lost. I kind of found myself not being happy with my body and was even more frustrated with not finding the time to do what I wanted to. I wanted something where I could take off "the mommy jacket" for just a few minutes and remember who I was. Any mamas feel me?


One morning, back in early March, I decided that I nothing was going to change if I didn't change it myself. I went onto to YouTube, found a random workout video (I think it was a PopSugar dance class?) and got my ass kicked by it. But it felt great at the same time so I did it again the next day...and the next day...and then started adding in resistance bands...and cardio...and weights...and protein shakes!


Finding a protein powder that worked for me, however, was difficult. I was feeling the burn from working out and needed a pick me up for myself and my muscles but I needed a protein powder that wouldn't make me rage (yeah, that happened),wouldn't make me feel jittery, one that was safe for breastfeeding and hey, if my kids could have it, that'd be awesome too!


Cue: VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shakes! They are a plant-based protein powder that includes a five different non-GMO plant-based proteins, nine different fruits and veggies to support overall wellness, 22 vitamins and minerals to support normal and healthy cell function, six grams of dietary fiber and over 200 mg of Omega-3 for a healthier heart and brain, prebiotics for better intestinal flora and also a digestive enzymes blend that helps absorb nutrients better. Dang, right? That's a whole lotta good stuff!

What's even better about this protein powder is that it doesn't really have that protein powder taste. Ya'll know what I'm talking about, right? That weird taste that no matter how much you try to camouflage it with other ingredients, it just makes you want to drink your shake while plugging your nose. Gag. It's the worst. VeganSmart's powder has virtually no protein powder taste, I mean, as long as you're not throwing in ten scoops (which I don't recommend doing AT ALL).

The VeganSmart Protein Powder thankfully doesn't have that taste which has made creating shakes a lot of fun! My absolute favorite is this fun take on birthday cake because who doesn't want to have their cake and eat it too? Also, I really miss cake, in general. Haha. It's all about balance, right?

To get this yummy protein shake, you will need:
  • 1 frozen banana (if it's not frozen, just throw a handful of ice cubes in with it)
  • 1 scoop of the VeganSmart Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of almond extract
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • (optional) a small squirt of butter flavored maple syrup
  • (optional) sprinkles - because, why not?
Blend everything together in your blender until smooth, pour into your favorite blender bottle and enjoy!

If protein shakes aren't your thing, you can use protein powder in waffles, smoothies, pancakes. You'll thank me later!

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Beauty | Physician's Formula Limited Edition Butter Collection Palette

Hi. ✋My name is Noelle and I might be the last person on Earth to have tried the Physician's Formula Butter products. I'm the worst beauty blogger ever. But hey, I'll admit when I haven't tried a product. 

A few weeks ago, Mego On The Go shared this palette and it immediately caught my eye. It's the Physician's Formula Limited Edition Butter Collection Palette which includes two highlighter shades, a blush and bronzer plus a perfume - all for $11.88! Just one of these separately is $14.95! Like, what!?

The palette comes in two different shades: Light/Medium and Medium/Dark. Currently, they're sold out online but you bet your tooshy that I'll be stalking Walmart and Physician's Formula's sites for when they come back in stock!

PHYSICIANS FORMULA BUTTER COLLECTION PALETTE LIMITED EDITION SWATCHES REVIEW
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Beauty | Shayla x ColourPop Perception Palette

As a chickie on a budget right now, a product is really going to have to wow me for me to grab my credit card. I should've known ColourPop would be the ones to do it. 

They recently collab'd with MakeupShayla on a gorgeous collection! Guys, I had almost the entire collection in my cart to check out but had to talk myself off the ledge because - well, my wallet would hate me - but the Perception Palette made the cut and came home to this mama!

SHAYLAXCOLOURPOP MAKEUPSHAYLA COLOURPOP COSMETICS PERCEPTION PALETTE SWATCHES REVIEW BEAUTY
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Beauty School'd Series | 103. The Lowdown on Brushes

When discussing beauty basics, it's pretty safe to say that brushes are top on that list, am I right? It's also safe to say that all makeup brushes are not created equal. But have no fear - there are a BUNCH of high quality, affordable makeup brushes out there! In today's post, I'll be sharing with you my five fave eyeshadow brushes and a quick tutorial with how to use them. They're all you need to create every kind of look imaginable!

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Beauty School'd Series | 102. How To Perfect Your Winged Eyeliner

School is back in session! Welcome to my second "class" from my Beauty School'd series, guys! If you missed it or want to catch up, my first in the series was all about how to clean your makeup brushes (and sponges)!

Today, I'll be sharing with you my tips and tricks to a foolproof winged ("cat eye") liner! I don't know about you guys but any time I used to do my makeup, I'd honest to God sit there and weigh the pro's and con's of adding a winged liner to my look because 9/10 it was probably not going to go too well and I was going to end up ruining my entire look. 💀

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Little Babes | Milk Painting

I guess they weren't kidding when they say, "April showers bring May flowers." because holy guacamole! - it's been pouring here lately. Okay. The truth? I love it. Storms are so much fun and I could listen to the rain pour all day long if I could but my two little guys say otherwise. Apparently, you can only fight over the same dang Matchbox car for so long until it becomes old news. Who knew.


So I recently remembered this fun little activity from back in my daycare teacher days! It's super simple (my fave kind) and you'll probably have everything you need already!
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