It’s my birthday today!


Today is the big 26 and it has been a crazy 25th year. With 2 new additions to our family, heading towards the end of my Master’s, and throughly enjoying growing the Motherhood and Merlot family, it has been a wonderfully busy 25th year.

To celebrate, my family in Arizona is going to The North Pole Experience, which I will be sharing all about next week, with plenty of photos of course!

But… on my birthday, I get to choose how I want to spend it right? So I decided to do a little giveaway for you all with a few of my favorite things lately.

I wanted to include a little bit of everything, from body care, to skin care, to beauty and accessories. There is a little something to cover it all as we get ready to start 2016, and I start my 26th year!

Birthday Giveaway

birthdayProducts Included:

  • StayLean Teatox kit: StayLean Australia has to be one of my favorite brands for teatox. This is a non-laxative (HUGE plus), 14-day tea detox that includes two parts. I actually did this myself and it worked great to detox right around Thanksgiving. It can me a really nice boost in metabolism for starting back into a more intense exercise routine and it also gave me a nice boost of energy in the mornings without being too stimulating. You just drink the tea once a day in the morning, and then use the other tea every other day in the afternoons. Easy peasy! It will be really nice for after the holidays when we are all feeling loaded up on wine, champagne, and holiday treats… at least that’s how I am going to feel 🙂 I love that this tea in particular doesn’t make me feel like I’m just flushing (literally) everything out of my system, but it really seems to be detoxifying. I have been off of my 14-day detox for about a week now and the results have not disappeared. Although I was not a believer of tea detox programs before, I am now, and I really enjoyed this product!
  • The Original Coffee Scrub in Organic Rose: You can read my full review on this product here. You all know how much I LOVE coffee scrubs. This is perfect for that dry skin that seems to creep up in these cooler months.
  • Benefit Tinted Lash Primer mini: I have a new-found love for lash primers, mostly due to the fact that I love a long, dramatic lash without having to wear false lashes. This primer works really well and I love that it is tinted so that you don’t have those white flakes or white mascara showing through like you would with most other primers.
  • Bauble Bar Ice Studs: I am OBSESSED with BaubleBar, especially when it comes to their earrings and layering necklaces (I like more dainty jewelry). I have a pair of these studs myself and they are gorgeous! These earrings=Beautiful.
  • $10 Starbucks gift card: Because… coffee. Mom’s need coffee. And wine;)

This is going to be an Instagram specific giveaway, so I will leave the link here for you to head on over and enter. It’s really easy, and I would love to see you all join me over on Instagram as well (in case you didn’t get enough pictures of wine and my kids on here:)).

Just click on the links above to join in on the giveaway for this “favorite things” birthday basket.

*Cheers to celebrating birthdays and to not turning another year older*

joanna at motherhood and merlot