Fashion Friday: Go For The Gold

Disclosure: Zulily affiliate link used.

I am a HUGE freak stalker, I mean fan, of Zulily. It’s not wrong that I know the familiar ding on my iPhone every morning at 8 and the cheery “Time to shop Zulily!” notification, right?

I’ve noticed gold jewelry is really hot right now after silver and platinum being big for years. I just found a ton of fun gold pieces on Zulily. Most everything featured here is budget friendly gold jewelry and priced less than $10 (seriously) except for the Amrita Singh gold necklace (item #3.) And it’s an amazing deal priced at $29.99, with an original retail price of $150.

So, if you want to gold this summer, go right ahead. Here are some gold jewelry finds I’m loving that can be found this week on Zulily:

Budget Friendly Gold Jewelry Earrings

Gold Sparkle Cutout Earrings, Khloe Collection, $7.99

Gold Teal Necklace

Teal and Gold Oval Pendant, Global and Vine, $6.99

Amrita Singh Necklace

Gold and Crystal Meredith Necklace, Amrita Singh, $29.99

Gold and Blue Cuff

Blue and gold cuff, ZAD, $5.99

gold loop necklace

Gold Infinity Station Necklace, $5.99

Marilyn Shiff Cuff

White and Gold Hinged Cuff, Marlyn Schiff, $9.99

Dream Gold NecklaceGold dream necklace, $5.99

Fashion Friday Link Up

What are you liking? Do you wear gold jewelry?

I’m linking up to Fashion Friday today, which is hosted by some fabulous blogs such as Mommies With Style.

RoC Skincare Academy: Anti-Aging 101

I am participating in a skin care review campaign with the Motherhood and RoC, for which I am being compensated. All opinions on the product are my own.

My older daughter is in middle school and I’ve been trying to share good skincare habits with her as she approaches her teens. My mom always stressed to me the importance of taking care of my skin (my mom has beautiful skin), but unfortunately when I was in my teens and 20s I did a lot of damage in the form of tanning.

Now that I’m in my 40s I’m diligent about using anti-aging skincare products and keeping up with the latest research. RoC Skincare sent me their Retinol Correxion line and I’ve been really pleased with the products over the past few weeks.

RoC’s Academy is a great online resource that I’ve been studying to learn more about the aging process. I love the test your knowledge section at the end.

Roc skincare academy review

Here are 5 facts I’ve learned about aging skin while studying the information shared through the RoC Academy:

  1. Retinol can help reduce the following signs of aging skin: dullness, fine lines, wrinkles

  2. The aging process actually begins to develop in your skin in your 20s. (So use that sunscreen and wear those shades!)

  3. The delicate skin around your eyes requires different products.

  4. In order to receive maximum benefits from retinol products, combine them with a sunscreen.

  5. Consistency is the key to effective anti-aging products. It may take 6 to 12 weeks for you to begin to see results.

I shared the information I’ve learned from RoC Academy with a few of my fellow FemCity Nashville board members as well as my co-workers during our lunch break. Fellow board member and wardrobe consultant/style blogger Katie Rushton was surprised to learn that skin begins to show aging as early as your 20s. “Also, didn’t know you were suppose to combine retinol products with sunscreen. Glad to know. I will have to try that.”

My friend, co-worker and fellow Nashville blogger Mary Bernard from Look in Your House commented on the reasonable price of RoC’s product line (all under $25.)

“Really interesting info about skincare! I didn’t realize retinol could help with anti-aging; I thought it was only used for severe acne. I’ve learned something new! I was also surprised to hear how affordable the RoC products are. I’m also encouraged that it could take up to 3 months to see changes in your skin. Often, I give up way too soon when trying a new intervention for skincare, but now I know I need a long-term vision and not to expect drastic changes overnight.

Thanks for all the great info and introduction to new (to me) RoC products”

Party alert!

I’m co-hosting a fun Twitter party this Thursday, April 3. Join me at noon CST to talk beauty and skincare with #ROCacademy. You could win some great products from RoC. Here’s the official invite:

Winner alert!

The winner of the fabulous RoC gift basket from my previous RoC post is Elena. Congrats Elena!

Elena and several readers posted their skincare questions in response to my last post and I thought I’d feature a couple of them.

Elena asked: “My skin care question is how to treat sun spots?”

Answer: Retinol helps fade sun spots. RoC’s new correxion line is perfect for this!

Reader Ruth asked: “How long does it take to see results using these products?”

Answer: As early as 6 weeks (but could take up to 12…be patient and use daily!)

Reader Dawn asked: “Are the Roc products non-comedogenic? I have to deal with wrinkles and fine lines but also have to be careful which products I use to avoid breakouts, even at my age.”

Answer: Yes, all RoC skincare products are non-comedogenic.




Think Pink for Spring: Egg by Susan Lazar $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by EGG via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of EGG or MomTrends. 

This giveaway has ended. Vickie Billings is the winner. Congrats Vickie!

As a mom to two girls I know all about pink. Both my girls have really outgrown the frilly pink days, however, now that they are in 3rd and 6th grade. Still, there is something to sweet and feminine about pastel pink for spring, especially Easter!

Egg by Susan Lazar offers modern, designer apparel for babies, toddlers and expecting mothers. They use high quality materials, including organic fabrics, whenever possible. Many of their dresses are cotton/silk blend. I love the classic look of their styles for spring! Isn’t the Peter Pan pale pink dress pictured below just gorgeous? This is the type of special dress I’d buy for my girls for Easter when they were little.

The Egg 2014 Spring line is inspired by the South of France. Susan Lazar has translated the beautiful French Countryside into delicate florals and fruit prints for girls, and cool nautical motifs for boys.


Egg by Susan Lazar: Think Pink Spring 2014

My 9-year-old chose this fun and funky poodle tank which showcases Egg’s more whimsical side! This tank is perfect with skinny jeans and sandals this spring.

Poodle Tank

One lucky Blonde Mom Blog reader is going to win a $100 gift card to Egg by Susan Lazar! To enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Egg by Susan Lazar, just leave a comment on this post letting me know what item you like best from Egg by Susan Lazar (girls, boys, babies…whatever item you LOVE!) Their children’s sizes go up to age 8.

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Fashion Friday Link Up

I’m linking up to Fashion Friday today, which is hosted by some fabulous blogs such as Musings of a Housewife.

I’ll select a winner from all eligible comments using; giveaway closes at midnight CST Friday, April 4. The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, ages 18+.


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