Quiz – 10 Leather Bags From $30 to $400. Do You Know Which Is More Spendy?

I’ve said it before, I’m a “Handbag Girl”.  A past job experience was working retail and I was placed in the handbag department – did they see the gleam in my eyes? smiley  I even received the nickname “Handbag Queen”.  Ah, what a beautiful reign that was.  Shoe lovers can have their closets full of heels, flats and so on but give me shelves of handbags and I’m a happy girl.  What about you?  

From classy to every day use.  Bucket bags are a fashion statement.  Here is a curated collection at various price points to review.  (I have my eye on you Floto!  My Wish List begins!)

Can you guess which one is the splurge or the save?




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Steve Madden Bucket Shoulder Bag ($53)

Steve Madden - Bgemmaa Bucket Shoulder Bag, Coral, One Size
$52.79 – Amazon.com


Dooney & Bourke Claremont Crossbody Bucket Bag ($288)

Dooney & Bourke - Women's Dooney & Bourke 'Claremont' Crossbody Bucket Bag
$228.00 – Nordstrom


Calvin Klein Drawstring Bucket Bag ($188)

Calvin Klein - Key Item Drawstring Bucket Bag
$188.00 – Belk.com

Calvin Klein – Key Item Drawstring Bucket Bag – $188.00, Free shipping – Available at Belk.com


Motony Leather Bucket Shoulder Bag ($73)

Motony - Motony Korean Style Real Leather Bucket Shoulder Bag Handbag Brown


Floto Ciabatta Bucket Bag ($189)

Floto - Ciabatta Bucket Bag, Tuscan Red, Shoulder Bag, Bucket, Leather, Detachable Shoulder Strap, B
$189.00 – Amazon.com


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$500 Cash Giveaway! Luck of the Irish Giveaway

Let’s see… what would I do if I won $500? I’m daydreaming here, not being sensible like “pay some bills”. First I would pick up a lovely tan leather Michael Kors purse I’ve had my eye on for some time. Maybe get a pair of those jeans that suck in your stomach. That would be great! What would you do if you were one of the 3 lucky winners in the Luck Of The Irish $500 Cash Giveaway?

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Belli – Beautiful Skin Care – Picky For A Purpose

Belli Skin Care Review at Ann Again and again Reviews

My sensitive skin makes it tricky to find a cleanser that doesn’t irritate.  Unfortunately most soaps and body washes formulated for sensitive skin tend to cost quite a bit that’s why I get so excited when I find a lovely cleanser that not only works well but smells divine dah-ling and comes at a good price.  Belli has created a sweet line of skin care and today I’ll focus on what they offer for the body.

 

Belli Pure & Pampered Body Wash 
Belli Skin Care Review at Ann Again and again Reviews
It gently cleans without irritating my skin.  It contains cucumber and green tea extracts that are rich in antioxidants as well as a light fragrance of lavender and chamomile that provide a relaxing aromatherapy experience.  I love it.
SRP $13.00 for 6.5 oz.

Belli All Day Moisture Lotion 

Belli Skin Care Review at Ann Again and again Reviews

A little goes a long way with this lotion.  A luxuriously emollient cream that deeply moisturizes and comforts dry skin.  Between the hint of lemon and the rich texture this lotion has become a favorite of mine and my husbands.  It contains antioxidant vitamin E, chamomile to soothe and refresh skin and the lemon oil provides an uplifting scent.

SRP $17.00 for 6.5 oz.

You can find these products at the website www.belliskincare.com.  Or to try before you buy, while at the website enter your zip code to find a store near you.

 

(*Disclaimer:  I was provided product for my review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

Caffeinated Cosmetics – Reduce Wrinkles & Fight Sun Damage

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Not only will caffeine in your coffee get your mind going it can help reduce wrinkles too! Caffeine used in lotions dehydrates fat cells therefore it gives the appearance of smoother skin. Preliminary research also shows that caffeine may help protect against cellular damage caused by sun exposure.  Sounds like a product worth trying!

Caffeine contains healthful antioxidants which produce an anti-inflammatory effect. Inflammation in all its aspects is good to avoid and with the benefits of caffeinated lotions they can reduce redness and irritation of the skin, also constricting blood vessels to temporarily tighten and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Here are some caffeinated beauty products to get you started:

Kiehl's Since 1851 - Eye Alert - Kiehl's Since 1851

Kiehl’s Eye Alert

 

Almay - Almay Wake Up Blush berry 0.16 oz

Almay Wake Up Blush

Almay – Almay Wake Up Blush berry 0.16 oz – $17.97, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Smashbox - Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer 0.17 oz/ 5 ml, travel size

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

 

100% Pure - Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream - .50oz

100% Pure – Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream – .50oz

 

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Using a Plant-Based Alternative Makes for Healthy Dinner Recipes

Veggies

In order to make your traditional family recipes into healthy dinner recipes, you do not need to rewrite you entire cookbook. Instead, you can opt for the much easier solution of simply substituting the meat in each recipe with a meatless, plant-based alternative. This will allow you to keep a sense of order and continuity in the foods that you and your family eat while also providing healthier options. While there may be resistance at first, the health benefits of a plant-based substitute are such that they are worth the initial hassle. Besides, these alternatives are tasty enough on their own that once your family tries them, there will be little complaint in the future.

 No Need to Eliminate Your Favorite Recipes

 Perhaps the best part about these plant-based alternatives is that they do not require you to make any major changes to the way you currently prepare dinner. It is often daunting for people to think about making radical changes to their diet because there is such a great deal of unfamiliarity involved. That is not the case with the plant-based substitutes, as they can be used interchangeably in your current meat-based recipes. It will also make it more likely that your family is open to the idea of trying something new, since there will be an already-established sense of familiarity in the dinner option that you present.

Vegie collage

 

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Let's Make The Perfect Smoothie

Let's Make The Perfect Smoothie! - Great ideas at Ann Again and again Reviews

A new year has begun and, perhaps, a healthier eating plan has started for you as well.  We know that smoothie’s are a great way to get your nutrition, necessary vitamins and antioxidants in one fell swoop but maybe your not sure what to put in it to get more bang for your buck.  Here’s a great recipe to get you one your way!

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