Friday is here and I am happy about that! I hope you all had a fantastic week, mine was busy as usual as I am sure yours was too, but it's time to start closing up another work week and look forward to the 3-Day weekend ahead!!
In other news, there are a few things going on in the beauty world this week, so let's dive in:
Coty & Jill Sanders Renew License - Coty Inc. & Jill Sanders have renewed their licensing agreement and the terms have not been disclosed, but Coty says that this is a “long running partnership between two companies” as the fashion label will move into the ultra-premium perfume segment for the first time.
Morphe Parent Forma Brands Files For Bankruptcy - Forma Brands, parent company to Morphe, Morphe 2 and Lipstick Queen has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
ColorPoP Cosmetics Is Coming To Target - An assortment of more than 120 stock keeping units will be available online & at Target stores beginning January 29.
P&G Beauty Acquires Mielle Organics - P&G has acquired Mielle Organics for an undisclosed sum & the founders stress that the deal will increase availability of products and there is no plans to change formulas.
That's all I have for you this week, so let's move on to the recap of what was published on the blog this week, my Friday favorites & failures, this weekend's sales, Audriana's Corner and this week's recipe, so on to this week's update!
~Here's What I Have Been Loving This Week~
No. 7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Finishing Powder ($12.99, in shade “Medium") – I love this powder! It is finely milled, blurs pores & fine lines and perfectly sets my makeup without feeling heavy or looking cakey. I would love to recommend this pressed powder, but I cannot because when I was searching for the link for this product, I learned that this powder is being discontinued (or may already be discontinued) and it appears that the “Lift & Luminate” line is being discontinued also. If you can find this powder, I recommend grabbing it while you still can!
~Here's What I Have NOT Been Loving This Week~
Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion w/Cocoa Butter($7.99 for 13.5 oz.) - My favorite Nivea Nourishing In-Shower Body Lotion (for very dry skin) was out of stock, so I picked this one up instead. This is good, however it's not as moisturizing as my fave in-shower body lotion, so if you have normal to dry skin, I recommend giving this a try, but if you have very dry skin, I recommend trying my fave nourishing in-shower body lotion, your very dry skin will love it!
~THIS WEEKEND'S SALES LINKS~
Walmart- Clearance Deals - 1000+ items on clearance as well as roll back deals online & in-store (LIMITED TIME ONLY)
Target - The Clearance Run - Save big online & in-store (LIMITED TIME ONLY)
Old Navy- Epic Clearance Sale - Up to 75% off clearance, styles from $2.99, exclusions apply, while supplies last (ENDS JANUARY 26) Today Only - Leggings for Women, $6, Leggings for girls, toddler girls & baby (0-24 months), $4, online only (ENDS TONIGHT)
Charming Charlie - Darling Dazzling Deals - 25% off ALL fashion & special occasion jewelry. XOXO Gifts - Buy1/Get 1 60% off apparel, handbags & shoes, exclusions apply. Heaven Scents - Up to 60% off fragrances (ALL SALES ENDS JANUARY 16)
Flodesk – Design and send professional emails, newsletters & sales campaigns to grow your business (receive 50% off your first year's subscription)
Interserver – Great webhost and affordable (and better and way less expensive than Blue Host in my opinion)
Canva– Create beautiful designs for yourself or your business
Intellifluence – an all-in-one influencer marketing platform that enables brands and influencers to connect, collaborate and reach their goals.
Good Morning Friends!
Happy Friday Everyone! The end of the week is here and the 3-Day weekend is just around the corner, although it will be a rainy weekend here, but that's okay, I will still enjoy the weekend! Today I am sharing 3 tips all pet parents need to teach their kids, whether there are pets in their house or not. So, without further adieu, on to the tips…
Three Pet Safety Tips For Kids
Kids need to know how to interact safely with animals. Even people who don’t have pets in their home need to teach kids how to be safe around dogs and cats because animals are everywhere! So, before we start with the tips, here are some general safety rules to teach kids: don’t climb on animals, don’t grab tails and ears, don’t grab collars, don’t touch an unfamiliar animal without permission, and so on, are basics that ALL children need to know. Your job is to teach your children pet safety rules and to model good behavior.
For families with pets in the home, it’s unfair to expect your pets to know what to do and what not to do around your children, especially if you have a dog or cat who is uncomfortable around kids. You, as the human and the parent, need to take on this responsibility. So, here are three pet safety tips for kids you can start using today:
Teach Your Kids Basic Animal Behavior & Body Language
Starting when your kids are little, teach them to observe how their pets behave and what those behaviors mean. Point out when your dog is wagging his tail in excitement or when your cat is swishing her tail in irritation. The more you observe and speak out loud, the more your kids will learn. Stay neutral but educational.
Give Your Pets Place To Escape To
Always have a “safe place” for your dog or cat to go (a room or section of a room that is closed off by a baby gate with a smaller door that is open so your dog or cat can get through or a crate) when they need to get away from the little ones or need to decompress. This will help let your kids know that your dog or cat has had enough and needs to be alone.
Don’t Force Your Pets To Do Anything; But Do Enforce Pet-Safety Boundaries For Your Kids
You are an adult. You are the voice for the animals in your home, and you are the voice of reason for the tiny humans in your home. Now there are parents who force their pets to endure being patted by kids when they clearly didn’t want to be. There are parents who drag their pets by the collar or scoop them up instead of letting them get away. Sure, we would love our pets and kids to get along, but not at the cost of safety. So, don’t force your pets to do anything (within reason and safety). If you have to put your dog or cat in another room with the door closed to keep everyone safe, then do it. But you do want to teach your kids boundaries for responsible pet interactions (such as: Don’t touch an animal who is drinking, eating, or chewing a toy) and create a sense of responsibility in your kids to be kind to animals.
And lastly, kids and pets can be best friends or enemies. Strive for the former by helping your kids know how to interact safely with your pets. A bond is more likely to form if there’s trust and safety.
That's all I have for you this week! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I will bark with you all next week and remember, Adopt, Don't Shop!
~Chicken Pesto Bake~
This recipe is a simple, light dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven or make it outside on the grill! Here’s the recipe:
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