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Beauty and Fashion

Starting the Exaltria 30 Days to Better Skin Challenge

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Before Exaltria #30Days2BetterSkin #CollectiveBias #shop

I’m starting the Exaltria 30 Days to Better Skin challenge and wanted to share a before picture with you!  Above is a photo I took on my first day of the challenge, September 12th.   My before picture was from just after I washed my face first thing in the morning – no makeup.

Exaltria is a skin care supplement that you take every day (it’s a pill) to help the appearance and hydration of your skin.  Since it’s a pill and not a cream or lotion, Exaltria is made to improve the skin on not just your face, but your entire body!  This skin care supplement contains hyaluronic acid, which your body loses as you get older. 

Exaltria is an easy way to get beautiful skin from the inside out.  You take the pill daily and drink half a gallon of water every day to fade wrinkles and have softer, younger skin.

In the grand tradition of all my experiments, I’ll be sharing weekly check-in photos, as well as a side-by-side before and after photo at the end of the challenge.  Look for the final results of the Exaltria 30 Days to Better Skin Challenge  here on Home Ever After on October 12th.

What is the Exaltria #30Days2BetterSkin Challenge?

Every day of the 30 day challenge, I’ll be doing these steps:

  1. Take Exaltria.
  2. Wash my face twice a day.
  3. Drink 8 glasses of water.
  4. Wear sunblock.
  5. Sweat for 20 minutes.

Not only will I be making sure I follow through on these healthy habits, but I’ll have accountability for doing my workout every day for 20 minutes as well!  Let’s cross our fingers that the extra water intake and exercise will have me in a smaller jeans size by next month too.

What I’m Hoping to Get from Exaltria

In the before picture, you can see that I have deep forehead lines.   I’ve had them all my life and they bother me a lot.  I’d love to see them disappear!  I also have a few smile lines under my eyes and at the outside eye corners.  It would be great for those to plump up, because I smile a lot and I’m not going to stop anytime soon.

If you’d like to take the challenge with me, you can get your Exaltria from Amazon and follow the above 5 steps too.  let us know in the comments below if you’re going to do the challenge.  Stay tuned for my weekly updates on Facebook to see my skin care challenge in-progress photos!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and Danelle Ice has been compensated by #CollectiveBias #cbias and Exaltria to participate in the 30 Days 2 Better Skin Challenge. Only Danelle’s honest opinions are given.

Annie for Target Girl’s Clothing Line Announced + DIY Fashionista Kit!

Annie Movie Title Logo

 

We all grew up watching and loving Annie, and now Sony Pictures is bringing us an updated Annie movie and – wait for it – a whole Annie girl’s clothing line at Target! Annie for Target by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus will be released at Target on November 16. 

This is super exciting because it’s the first time Target is teaming up with a movie for a clothing line.  Is this setting a precedent for a new entertainment / apparel trend?  Let’s hope so!

Just in time for the Christmas season this year, your daughter can be completely decked out in Annie clothes and accessories.  I know you’re asking if the red “Annie dress” will be available and the answer is: absolutely!  Renee Ehrlich Kalfus is the costume designer for the Annie movie and she also designed the 25 piece Target collection.  You’ve seen her designs in the Cider House Rules and Baby Mama, so you know her elegant and fun style will carry over into this wardrobe.

Although I don’t have the official pictures of the clothing line to show you yet, Kalfus says that the red dress at Target is “nearly-identical” to the one Annie wears in the movie!  I caught a tiny sneak peek of the top of the dress in the Annie movie trailer:

Annie Red Dress for Target

Don’t buy your girls’ holiday dresses this year until the Annie clothing line is released at Target.  Your daughter may even want to wear one of the Annie outfits when you go see the movie (out in theaters December 19). 

The Annie line not only has clothing and accessories, but also has a DIY kit (which us DIY moms are loving just at the mention) so your daughters can personalize their Annie pieces or their other closet fare (think buttons, patches, and tulle).

Plus, the whole Annie for Target clothing line is designed to be mix and match so that girls can personalize their outfit of the day and keep it fresh.  Each item is under $30 and yes, there is even Annie’s heart-shaped locket.

I’ll show you the picture previews as soon as I get them for the Annie clothes, so just be patient.  November will be here before you know it, you can bet your bottom dollar!

Annie logo and images provided by Sony Pictures Digital Inc. and used with permission.  This is not a sponsored post.

Dollar Tree Home & Mom Style Haul {Video}

Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to watch this Dollar Tree home haul and mom style haul video!

I try to make my way through the dollar stores at least once each season or holiday so I can get what I need for less than retail price.  In my town, we have Dollar Tree and the 99¢ Only Store.  I always find lots of amazing items for only $1. 

Normally I like to sort out the beauty, makeup, and style items and put those in hauls that are on the SimDanelleStyle channel.  This time, however, I included the beauty products because moms need to have style too!

Dollar Tree Home & Mom Style Haul:

 

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40 Prom Dresses under $200 that Look Expensive Enough for the Oscars!

40 Prom Dresses Under $200 Oscars

This is a sponsored post written by me about JenJenHouse.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Alright moms of teens, it’s prom season again and that means it’s time to start prom dress shopping.  It doesn’t have to be hard to find classy and glamorous prom dresses that are modest enough for your teen and still affordable on your budget.  I picked out 40 prom dresses under $200 that are so glamorous that they look expensive enough to have been worn by celebrities at the Oscars! Keep Reading

11 Beach Ready Spring Purses – Palm Trees, Nautical Stripes & More

With the changing of the season, it’s time to switch out your dark winter purse or handbag for a bright, colorful tote for spring.  Even if it’s not warm enough where you live yet for beach weather (I live on the California coast, so I’m a little anxious!), you can still get your wardrobe ready with the perfect beachy bag or purse right now.

I love purse shopping as much as the next mom, and even if a new purse isn’t in the budget right now, it’s still fun to look!

Plus, use our last day of April promo code to save a little!  Click here to use the eBags April Spring Cleaning! 20% + Free Shipping over $49! promo code.  If I get my hands on a code for May, I’ll link it here ASAP!

{Beach Time} 11 Perfect Purses for Spring

This white sequin palm tree tote is subtly sparkly with a bold handle.  It’s perfect for a day at the beach or just a shopping day around town! Juicy Couture Sequin Palm Tote Natural – Juicy Couture Designer Handbags, $98

Juicy Couture Sequin Palm Tote Natural - Juicy Couture Designer Handbags

A palm tree clutch may be too small for every day use, but imagine carrying this one with you to a date night at the movies with some strappy sandals!   Juicy Couture Palm Tree Print Clutch Palm Tree Print – Juicy Couture Designer Handbags, $78

Juicy Couture Palm Tree Print Clutch Palm Tree Print - Juicy Couture Designer Handbags

I love palm tree prints!  This fun green and white purse can be your go-to bag all summer long.   Sun ‘N’ Sand Palm Island Green – Sun ‘N’ Sand Fabric Handbags, $17.60

Sun 'N' Sand Palm Island Green - Sun 'N' Sand Fabric Handbags

 

Imagine throwing this antique rose bag over your shoulder with a sweet printed summer dress for a Sunday brunch with friends.   Tignanello Class Act Hobo Antique Rose – Tignanello Leather Handbags, $135.20

Tignanello Class Act Hobo Antique Rose - Tignanello Leather Handbags

This nautical red and white striped tote can double for all the patriotic holidays of summer.  MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Stripe Med Tote Red/White – MICHAEL Michael Kors Designer Handbags, $328

MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Stripe Med Tote Red/White - MICHAEL Michael Kors Designer Handbags

This purse just says to me “summer farmer’s market”!  Sun ‘N’ Sand Hibiscus Red – Sun ‘N’ Sand Fabric Handbags, $45

Sun 'N' Sand Hibiscus Red - Sun 'N' Sand Fabric Handbags

Another clutch, but this time a rich blue waves print.   Juicy Couture Wave Print Clutch Wave Print – Juicy Couture Designer Handbags, $78

Juicy Couture Wave Print Clutch Wave Print - Juicy Couture Designer Handbags

Here is your must-have evening clutch, a gorgeous pale pink Rebecca Minkoff.  Rebecca Minkoff Vincent Minaudiere Petal Pink – Rebecca Minkoff Designer Handbags, $295

Rebecca Minkoff Vincent Minaudiere Petal Pink - Rebecca Minkoff Designer Handbags

 

Pink flamingos are perfect for spring in this bright beach tote!  Sun ‘N’ Sand Island Flamingo Yellow – Sun ‘N’ Sand Boutique Designer, $39

Sun 'N' Sand Island Flamingo Yellow - Sun 'N' Sand Boutique Designer

Buxton Gabriella Drawstring Orange (OR) – Buxton Leather Handbags $144

Buxton Gabriella Drawstring Orange (OR) - Buxton Leather Handbags

 

Anuschka Classic Flap Over Accordion Karmic Koi – Anuschka Leather Handbags, $253

Anuschka Classic Flap Over Accordion Karmic Koi - Anuschka Leather Handbags

I hope you liked looking at my spring purse finds!  Let us know how many times a year you switch your purse in the comments below.

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