Simple Steps to a Better You with Nature Made®

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.


I believe the cornerstone of a “simply sweet” home is having a healthy home (and a healthier you)!  But so often we see a healthy lifestyle as something difficult, a huge challenge and grand undertaking that is just too much to handle.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  I believe the key to a healthier lifestyle is to make simple attainable goals and take small and simple steps toward achieving those goals.

For example, many of us don’t drink enough water, so that could be a good goal to start out with.  And you don’t have to say, “I’m going to start drinking a gallon of water day!”  Instead, start by saying, “I’m going to drink 8 ounces of water each morning.”  Then after you’ve made this a habit for about a week, you can gradually increase your water intake from there.

Another way to help you to adopt healthy habits is to join the Nature Made®Healthy Habit Builder program.  The program is free to sign up, and when you sign up, you enter your current health goal.  From there, you will receive tips and articles to help you achieve your goal. So for example, I chose the goal of getting energized, and I immediately received my Day 1 email with 2 tips plus an article to read.  (And when you sign up, you will also be entered to win $5000.)

And perhaps the simplest step you can take toward a healthier you is to take Nature Made® vitamins and supplements: An easy, convenient way to help your body get the nutritional support it needs every day, whether it be to support bone health, immune health or energy metabolism (helping convert food into energy).† [Read more…]

Simply Straight Ceramic Straightening Brush – Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: The information, product, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Ontel. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Simply Straight Review and Giveaway

I’m so excited about today’s post!  Most of the time when I review hair care products or do any sort of hair related post, I talk about my natural curly hair that I work hard to tame.  It’s definitely not easy, especially since I live in the South, where the humidity makes it almost impossible to maintain a controlled, frizz-free look.

Below is a picture of me with my curls.  This is what happens when I just scrunch a little mousse in my hair and let it go.  I like it okay, but curly haired girls always want straight hair! [Read more…]

Rethink Your Hair Color + A Hair Straightening Tutorial

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Rethink Your Hair Color Tutorial

A couple of week’s ago I discussed John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ products. (You can check out the post here.)  This product line is designed to help you easily and affordable lighten your brunette hair color at home.  My hair color is medium to dark brown; I say that because my hair is dark, but I’ve always had some natural strands of blonde mixed in.  When I was younger I embraced this by getting highlights at the salon.  But as I discussed in my previous post, each time I went to the salon, I had to get heavier highlights (in order to really see the effect), till I eventually looked more like a blonde than a brunette.  (And I’m talking about a blonde with dark roots and all, once my hair started growing.)  Needless to say, this isn’t what I wanted, so I stopped getting highlights.

Since then, I’ve considered getting highlights again, but I hate the thought of spending $70 to get them, so I was very excited to hear about John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™.  Today I’ll be discussing the results that I got from using the products, and I’ve also got a tutorial for straightening curly hair.

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I Heart My Hair with Easy New Looks and Conair®

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Conair Hair Products

Since I’ve been working at home, I’ve gotten quite used to not really needing to put on a bunch of makeup or fix up my hair.  Here lately you can find me wearing my hair back in ponytail or pulled back with a clip most days.  But with the holidays coming, I’ll definitely be dressing it up more!  A couple of tools that will come in handy for creating easy new looks and great hair every day are the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer and the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret®. [Read more…]

All Day Beauty with Neutrogena

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All Day Beauty with Neutrogena

With all the hype and extra shopping that goes along with back to school, a lady can’t help but want to treat herself to something new too!  So last week, I treated myself to some beauty products from Neutrogena.  Neutrogena and Hayden Pantierre have teamed up to bring us tips and tutorials on how to achieve a beautiful “all day look.”  See Hayden talk about her “Day Off Look” in this video: [Read more…]

Scunci Review & Giveaway

Scunci StockingI grew up using Scunci products and each year I could usually find some of their clips and ponytail holders in my stocking at Christmas time.  Today Scunci has even more products available for gift giving.

Whether your hair is curly or straight, short or long, you are sure to find a great Scunci product just for you!

Popular products include in the Bendini Clip, No-Slip Grip Clips, and the Upzing:

Scunci Products

The Bendini Clip has teeth to easily run through your hair, and then you just pop it in to place.  It’s perfect for a simple clip to wear on the side of your hair, or use it to pull hair back in to pony tails and buns.

Scunci’s No Slip Grip Clips are also great for a variety of styles.  They are perfect for wearing your hair down and pull back, or you may use it as a ponytail or bun holder.

And finally, my favorite is the Upzing.  The Upzing great for wearing your hair up. It’s also great for dressing up a pony tail or just pinning your hair back.  It also goes in amazingly easily, holds well in place, and it comes in a number of stylish colors.

Buy it! Check your local department store or find these and other great Scunci Products on Amazon.

Giveaway! One Simply Sweet Home reader will win their choice of ONE of the Scunci products talked about here today.

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Disclosure: I received product samples for review purposes; however, the opinions are my own.