Limited Time Offer – Cyber Monday Specials!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving celebrating with family, friends and lots of good food. And now that the craziness of Black Friday is behind us, it’s time for Cyber Monday! Yes, all the great deals of Black Friday but from the comfort of your own home. No need to wake up early, battle traffic or wait in mile long check-out lines. Just hop on the computer, do your shopping and have all your gifts delivered to your door. Simply brilliant!

I started Ritual Beauty to help women Look, Feel and Be their best. After all, when we look good, we feel good and when we feel good, anything is possible. And you know that saying, whether or not you think you can do something, you’re right. Why not start every day feeling that everything is possible?

I am excited to announce Ritual Beauty’s Cyber Monday specials!

  • 10% off all orders
  • Free shipping
  • Free gift wrap

At checkout, make sure to enter code CYBER13 to get your discount. Here’s your chance to try Ritual Beauty for yourself. Please know that this is a very rare discount. I priced Ritual Beauty products to be affordable because I believe that all women should have access to great skin care. The Cyber Monday specials begin at 12:00 A.M. Monday, December 2nd and end at 11:59 P.M. Don’t miss out on this amazing special.

Visit Ritual Beauty and start being your BEST today!

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Are You a Beauty Junkie? Join the Club

When it comes to beauty, can you ever get enough? If you ask Leyna Juliet Weber, she would answer with a resounding, “No!” As the founder of Product Whore, Leyna shares her passion of all things beauty and wants to create a community of like-minded beauty enthusiasts to discuss, review and promote beauty products. Earlier this month, Product Whore launched their website to do just that.

Leyna, founder of Product Whore photo courtesy of www.productwhorestore.com

Leyna, founder of Product Whore
photo courtesy of http://www.productwhorestore.com

Leyna loves many of the same cult classics as the rest of us, but with Product Whore she wanted to focus on new products from little known indie brands. While everyone has their favorite mass market products, Leyna acknowledges that there are plenty of small up and coming brands with beauty products just as effective (if not better!) as the big companies. And she is helping to spread the word about these amazing brands.

At Product Whore, you can peruse product reviews, check out Leyna’s must-have lists and learn how these indie brands came to be. Trust me, you will love this site. The witty reviews are straight-forward and fun to read. You will be hard-pressed to read through one of her lists and not feel to urge to pull out your credit card and start shopping. So, go visit the website, like their Facebook page and enjoy being in the company of other product whores.

Tasty Tuesdays: Ritual Recipe – Slow Cooker Oats with Apples and Raisins

As I have said before, I love breakfast. So when I found this recipe, I knew I had to share it. It is incredibly easy because you throw everything in a slow cooker and let it cook overnight. To me, there is nothing better than a hot breakfast, especially one that’s ready for you when you wake up.

This breakfast will not only keep you full until lunch, it is also good for you. Naturally gluten-free, steel cut oats are high in soluble fiber and protein. Rich in antioxidants and fiber, apples may help reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And cinnamon has been found to normalize blood sugar.

Slow Cooker Oats with Apples & Raisins
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 cup steel-cut oats
3 1/2 cups of water (or milk, almond milk, etc as desired)
1 cup apple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Grease the inside wall of a slow cooker with oil or butter to prevent sticking. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and stir until mixed well. Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours overnight. It’s ready to eat plain or topped with a little more cinnamon, brown sugar and a few silvered almonds for crunch. Delicious!

By the way, I forgot to take pictures. Will post next time I make it. 🙂

Metro Atlanta Beauty Blogger Giveaway

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This week, the Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers have a very special surprise for you! To give back to our wonderful readers and show our thanks for all the love and support you’ve given us, we’re giving you a chance to win $150!

By completing actions in the Rafflecopter widget below, you will be entered to win $150 in the form of a gift card to the website or e-tailer of your choice OR as an instant PayPal transfer.

The giveaway runs now through Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Regardless of which blog you use to complete the Rafflecopter widget, your entries will only count one time. However, you may tweet about the giveaway (the last entry!) using the approved message ONCE PER DAY to gain additional entries. Visit any of our blogs to take advantage of that opportunity!

Full terms and conditions may be found in the Rafflecopter widget below. Please be patient and allow it a few moments to load. Mandatory entries include providing a valid email address so that we may contact the winner, and following each member of MABB either through GFC or another method of their choice. Once those entries are completed, all other entries are optional and can be completed for 5 additional entries each.

A winner will be selected within 48 hours of the giveaway ending, and will have three (3) days from the email notification being sent to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed within three (3) days, it will be forfeited and another winner will be selected.

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Be sure to check out the other Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers’ blogs!

Ashley Elizabeth from Ashley Elizabeth’s Beauty Blog

Brittney from BellBelleBella

Christine from Simply Stine

Cleo from Pretty Little Syko

Dawn from Ritual Beauty

Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes

Harri from TrailerHood Chic

Kaitlin from Blushing Beauty

Mandy from MandysSecrets

Pam from Pammy Blogs Beauty

Quinn from Mama Fashionista

Tiki from Grow It Girl

If you’re a beauty blogger in the Metro Atlanta area and would like to join us, please visit our website! We would love to connect with you!

MABB Bi-Weekly Question: What Would You Give Up – Makeup or Skin Care?

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Every other Wednesday, the Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers will answer a beauty-related question just for fun! This week’s question is…

If you had to either give up ALL makeup for two months or give up your skincare routine for a week and just simply wash your face with soap and water.. which would you pick?

Without a doubt, I would give up all my makeup for two months. When it comes to makeup, I like to look polished but I’m not the kind of person that HAS to wear makeup every day. My husband would be the first to say he likes me better without makeup. To me, skin care is so much more important. Besides daily skin maintenance and age prevention, I still get the occasional blemish. But I can usually minimize a blemish if I treat it as soon as it pops up so giving up skin care for an entire week is out of the question. I also could not fathom not wearing my SPF every day. Even with a bare face, I always have on lip balm so I have the feel of a lip product but without the color.

What would you give up – makeup or skin care?

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Be sure to check out the other Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers’ blogs!

Ashley Elizabeth from Ashley Elizabeth’s Beauty Blog

Brittney from BellBelleBella

Christine from Simply Stine

Cleo from Pretty Little Syko

Dawn from Ritual Beauty

Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes

Harri from TrailerHood Chic

Kaitlin from Blushing Beauty

Mandy from MandysSecrets

Pam from Pammy Blogs Beauty

Quinn from Mama Fashionista

If you’re a beauty blogger in the Metro Atlanta area and would like to join us, please visit our website! We would love to connect with you!

MABB Bi-Weekly Question – What is Your Go-To Fall Fragrance?

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Every other Wednesday, the Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers will answer a beauty-related question just for fun! This week’s question is…

What are your go-to fall fragrances?

My go-to Fall fragrance is my everyday fragrance, 24, Faubourg by Hermès. It is my absolute favorite and I consider it my signature scent. From the first whiff many, many years ago, I was in love. It is a heavier scent and most would only consider wearing it during the Fall or Winter but I wear it year-round. Described by the fashion house as “a floral, amber, sun drenched scent,” 24, Faubourg is an incredibly complex fragrance that evolves as the day goes on. And it is a truly enjoyable experience to notice the different notes as they develop. I’ll admit that I’ll catch myself smelling it during the day. I believe that your fragrance says a lot about you. It can say “flirty,” “sporty” or “exotic.” To me, 24, Faubourg screams “I am woman!” It’s bold and sensual yet approachable all at the same time. I had read that it was Princess Diana’s favorite fragrance and I can’t say that I’m surprised. She had a great eye for fashion and obviously a discerning nose for fragrance. What fragrances are you wearing this Fall?

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Be sure to check out the other Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers’ blogs!

Ashley Elizabeth from Ashley Elizabeth’s Beauty Blog

Brittney from BellBelleBella

Christine from Simply Stine

Dawn from Ritual Beauty

Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes

Emma from Manicurity

Harri from TrailerHood Chic

Kaitlin from Blushing Beauty

Mandy from MandysSecrets

Pam from Pammy Blogs Beauty

Quinn from Mama Fashionista

If you’re a beauty blogger in the Metro Atlanta area and would like to join us, please visit our website! We would love to connect with you!

It’s Our Birthday!

How true it is that time flies when you’re having fun. A year ago today, Ritual Beauty was launched and what an incredible first year it’s been! This company has been many years in the making and I feel truly blessed to be able to say it’s already been one year. My hope has been and always will be to help women be their best. Because when we look and feel our best, we are unstoppable.

I have to say the best part of this first year, was the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. It has been a true joy to meet so many people who have been incredibly supportive and helpful. And of course, I couldn’t have gotten through this first year without my loyal customers. You are why this company exists and nothing makes me happier than to hear that you love Ritual Beauty as much as I do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Metro Atlanta Beauty Blogger Bi-Weekly Question – Do You Favor Bright Colors Or Neutrals

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Every other Wednesday, the Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers will answer a beauty-related question just for fun! This week’s question is…

On a daily basis, do you favor bright colors or neutrals?

Just a peek into my closet would pretty much answer this question. You would find a majority of my clothes are black, grey, brown with a some pops of color from brightly patterned dresses. The same goes for my makeup. I prefer to wear neutral colors on a day to day basis. First of all, sticking with a neutral palette is an easy way to look polished but not overly made up. And second, because a neutral face allows you to add a pop of color if you so desire. I love the look of a neutral eye and cheek with bold, red lips. Or, simply adding a bright blue or green eye liner to rev up your taupe eye shadow. There are times I like lots of color but that is either because it’s a special occasion or the outfit dictates the color. What about you, do you prefer bright colors or neutrals?

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Be sure to check out the other Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers’ blogs!

Ashley Elizabeth from Ashley Elizabeth’s Beauty Blog



Brittney from BellBelleBella


Christine from Simply Stine


Dawn from Ritual Beauty


Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes


Emma from Manicurity


Harri from TrailerHood Chic


Kaitlin from Blushing Beauty


Mandy from MandysSecrets


Pam from Pammy Blogs Beauty


Quinn from Mama Fashionista

If you’re a beauty blogger in the Metro Atlanta area and would like to join us, please visit our website! We would love to connect with you!

MABB Weekly Question

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Every other Wednesday, the Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers will answer a beauty-related question just for fun! This week’s question is…

What makeup items are you more likely to splurge on?

The two makeup items I would splurge on are foundation and blush. A good foundation, one that works with your skin type and offers good coverage is worth the extra money. Blush is another item that I will spend extra on if it wears well. Some of the cheaper blushes seem to disappear and I need color on my checks or else I look so washed out. I don’t feel as bad spending more on these two items because they usually last a long time so I know I’m getting my money’s worth.

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Be sure to check out the other Metro Atlanta Beauty Bloggers’ blogs!

Ashley Elizabeth from Ashley Elizabeth’s Beauty Blog

Brittney from BellBelleBella

Christine from Simply Stine

Dawn from Ritual Beauty

Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes

Emma from Manicurity

Harri from TrailerHood Chic

Kaitlin from Blushing Beauty

Mandy from MandysSecrets

Pam from Pammy Blogs Beauty

Quinn from Mama Fashionista

If you would like to see previous bi-weekly questions and answers, you can do so by viewing the Question Archive here.

If you’re a beauty blogger in the Metro Atlanta area and would like to join us, please visit our website! We would love to connect with you!

Upcoming Fall Beauty and Fashion Shows

Well, life has been moving at a million miles an hour.  And because of the craziness I have not been blogging as much as I hoped. What kind of craziness you ask? We are moving and the last time we moved was before we had kids. So, moving with two more people in tow has taken the mayhem to a new level.  But I did want to take a few minutes to let you know about some fun beauty and fashion events happening over the next week.

Nordstrom’s Beauty Trend Show

Saturday,  September 21 (8 am – 9 pm) – see website for all participating locations

We all know what a fabulous collection of beauty brands Nordstrom carries.  From the classics to the indie brands, there is something for everyone.  Learn the latest Fall beauty trends at this private event.  Your ticket includes access to all the demos, makeovers, a beauty gift bag plus $20 off any purchase made that day.  Tickets are available online at Nordstrom

W ThinksPink: Cure on the Catwalk Fashion Show

Thursday, September 26 (7 – 9 pm) at the W Hotel in Buckhead

Sip on cocktails while checking out the latest Fall fashions. The Southern Blog Society has teamed up with Pink Heals and together will be not only putting together all the amazing looks, but walking down the catwalk as well. All proceeds will go to cancer survivors helping them to regain confidence after treatment. What an amazing cause! Tickets available at WthinksPink.EventBrite.com

Are you planning on attending a beauty/fashion show?

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