Jetsettin Daisy

Monday, August 13, 2018

Vegas Lifestyle Influencers- Artsy Fun at Corks & Crafts

Dinners and cocktails are fun but it's always nice to have a great girl's night out that's interactive! We recently were invited to arrange an event at Corks 'n Crafts for the Vegas Lifestyle Influencers and we loved the idea- while wine and paint classes are always a blast, it's so much fun to learn new skills!

We had our friends who arranged the evening pick out something generic and easy to customize and I have to say, we all loved the results! 

There were two wines provided for the evening including rose (what girl's night would be complete without rose) and they brought out some delicious charcuterie platters for us too!

We got to do this fun string art heart that was super user friendly and simple to make our own! 

When we sat down, there were tool lists to show us what we would need.

We sanded down the wood first.

Next, we all picked a stain.

After the stains dried, we got to snack!

Applying the nails was fun and easier than expected (and nobody lost a finger)!

Finally, we were taught a few ways to do the string designs.

Finished projects!

Having a little too much fun.

A huge thank you to Corks and Crafts for hosting our event!
As usual, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

NSPCA Animals in Wonderland at Casa de Shenandoah

I’ve been wanting to go to Casa de Shenandoah for years and was so sad when they closed BUT I still got a peek when the NSPCA event, Animals in Wonderland was hosted on the property!

The event was so much fun and for such a great cause! They had some of the cutest fur babies at the event and I wanted to take them all home!!!

After the welcome reception in the welcome center, we all piled on a shuttle into Casa de Shenandoah.

From here, we hopped onto golf carts that took us to the main house.

This place was beautiful!

We got to tour the inside of the house for a while before stepping outside to the backyard.

The Alice in Wonderland actors were amazing and stayed in character the whole time. 

It was so much fun getting to explore the grounds and take photos of everything and everyone!

The sunset was spectacular and the night was so much fun!!

Monday, August 6, 2018

My Favorite Sleep Products

Some of these item were gifted for review purposes; however, all opinions are my own! This post does contain affiliate links so if you make a purchase through the link, I may make a small commission. Even so, all opinions are still my own honest opinions!

Moving is weird. I hadn’t moved in about 15 years so it’s definitely been a struggle. Getting used to a completely new environment is strange and if I’m not motivated to actually fall asleep, I will lie in bed and stress. I invested in a few products to help me relax before bed- I don’t like wasting valuable sleep time! Here are the top things that help me sleep at night-

My new Voila Box mattress. The old one was so soft and foamy so I would sink into it and it didn’t feel great. Roger also had issues with it since his paws would sink in so I would have to carry him to his spot and back. He couldn’t move on it very well and would sometimes trip which was so sad. Our new mattress is super firm and not too thick so it’s easy to get in and out of (especially for me since my feet touch the ground when I swing my legs out). The saddest part is that the old one was over $2k when we got it and it’s so uncomfortable!

This Free People Starry Eyed Sleeping Mask. The cooling gel insert is amazing- especially in the summer heat! My bedroom only has one vent so it gets pretty warm which makes it hard for me to really feel like going to sleep. This mask blocks out all light and feels nice and chilly.

Everyone raves about This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray but I really love it. I got a sample a while back and ended up getting the full size right before the move. The smell is so therapeutic and relaxing.

This Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. My lips crack and bleed a lot when the seasons change and this mask helped keep a lot of that at bay! It smells nice too and it’s not sticky or super greasy.

Another product I heard so much about- Lush Sleepy Cream. For some reason, it smells like gingerbread cookies to me and I don’t know why! I love the smell and it makes me happy which relaxes me so that’s good, right??

My skin gets really stressed lately so I've been loving my Pistache Skincare Lavender Divine Oil. It's great before bed and a few drops in the tub helps too!

Last- sometimes if I’m just really feeling off, I’ll have Alexa play me ocean sounds!

What helps you fall asleep at night?

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fun Ways to Use Dry Shampoo

Summer in Vegas is a disaster. It’s so hard to feel or look nice when it’s 120 degrees outside and everyone outside Vegas is trying to make you feel better by saying it’s a dry heat. That doesn’t matter when your shoes are melting into the ground.

If I had to pick one favorite beauty product for summer, it would be dry shampoo. My dry shampoo gets so much use in the warmer months and here’s why-

The obvious use would be what it’s intended for. Even though it’s gross out, it’s not super healthy to shampoo hair every single day- especially when it’s so dry already. Dry shampoo buys extra time in the day and between washes.

It helps in a pinch if you don’t have deodorant. This mostly applies to the spray version but when it’s a light fresh scent (like Dove), it works almost like a spray deodorant plus it feels dry so you won’t be extra sticky.

It helps with canvas shoes. My Keds feel extra gross in the heat but I love them so a little spritz (or a sprinkle if it’s powder) always helps freshen them up a bit!

It keeps clothes smelling fresher. This is especially great if you pack light when you travel and don’t want to wash something. A little spray on the inside (make sure it’s an invisible formula) helps freshen up clothes that aren’t quite ready for a wash.

It helps lots of areas stay a bit dryer. I like to use a little on the insides of my elbows and knees since I was prone to heat rash when I was little. Powder formulas work too but sprays go on a bit more evenly and keep some of the sweating and irritation at bay!

It helps hair accessories stay better. Asian hair oils up really fast and it’s always a bummer when headbands or clips slide right out. Dry shampoo adds a little texture and grip.

How do you use dry shampoo?

Monday, July 30, 2018

New Move = New Mattress

This post was sponsored by Voila Box. I received product in exchange for an honest review; however, all opinions are my own!

I don’t sleep well. I’ve had insomnia for years and it’s often coupled with sleep apnea when my asthma and copd are really bad. Before we moved, I had a super old mattresss that had gotten really soft and squishy over the years. The attached topper shifted all the time and there were days I literally slid off the mattress and fell out of bed. To make matters worse- Roger (my puggle) is getting old and his joints aren’t grearnso having a super soft mattress was really rough on him too.

When we decided to move, I decided to get a brand new bed frame and one of those fancy new mattresses I’ve seen everywhere. I wanted something that would not only improve my sleep quality but my quality of life as well. After all- a good nights sleep makes all the difference.

I got really lucky and started chatting with Voila Box early in my search. At the time, I didn’t know much about the company but I liked what they stood for and I LOVED the rep’s enthusiasm about their product. To me, it says so much when an employee doesn’t just use the required talking points but sounds passionate about what they sell. That made a huge difference to me.

A day before I got the keys to my new apartment, I put in my order. I picked the firm mattress in a queen size. It was easy and fast and the email notifications kept me updated throughout. A few days later, a large rectangular box showed up at my doorstep. The box was quite a bit smaller than I expected and honestly, I was a little wary of how a legitimate mattress could fit inside the box.

My mom and I spent that afternoon unboxing the mattress and watching it pop and unravel like a giant tube of cinnamon rolls. Unboxing it was probably the most fun thing we did for the entire move. Roger was fascinated and frankly, so were we. It was hard to believe that firm but nicely padded mattress had just come out of that giant tube. After it was laid flat, we left it alone for the requisite 48 hours. 

Actually- we left it alone but Roger did not. As soon as it was flat, he was running up and down the mattress and rolling around on it. This made me so happy because the last mattress was nearly impossible for him to even walk on. Now I have a fantastic mattress that he (and I) can move around on with ease. The top is soft and cushiony but lying down, the mattress is very firm which is what I really wanted. It's comfortable and doesn't dip in too much so neither of us has gotten lost in it.

The first night took some getting used to but the next morning I woke up with noticeably less back pain. I know it takes at least a month to really evaluate a new mattress but that was a great sign. I slept deeper and more comfortably as well and it seemed to take less time to fall asleep.

Over the past month, I’ve noted several great things about my Voila mattress-

It doesn’t dip when I move around. I’ve balanced nail polishes on this mattress with very little support and they haven’t spilled.

Roger sleeps like a log on this mattress.

My back feels a lot better. My neck doesn’t ache as much. I have the same pillows as before too. The occurrences of severe back pain are almost nonexistent now (unless I've done something highly abnormal like sit on a bus for 12 hours). 

I don’t need a topper. The top of the mattress has a great texture to it so I don’t feel the need to cover it with something fancy.

It’s a cute mattress. I know that sounds dumb but if you’re going to take photos of a mattress you hope it’s not ugly, right?

Once my eye mask is on (more on that another time), it takes me less than 10 minutes to fall asleep.

A huge thank you to Voila Box for the amazing mattress! I've never slept better!!!!

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